The first table below looks at the demand for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the South East region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 21 24 21
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs citing MS Office 611 530 602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 6.66% 6.26% 6.10%
As % of the Applications category 41.26% 42.98% 43.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 201 188
Average daily rate
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£300 £290 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £140 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £410 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £278 £270 £275
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 124 116
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £9.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £24.25 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £13.38
% change year-on-year
- +4.67%
Applications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
1481 1233 1386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 16.14% 14.56% 14.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 705 567 582
Average daily rate £325 £319 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% -2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £150 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £305
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 167 169
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.04 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £29.50 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
MS Office
England

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Office across the South East region.

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in the South East

MS Office
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the South East region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the South East region.

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

MS Office
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the South East region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

MS Office Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

MS Office
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +2 163 £313 +11.60% 37
Hampshire -2 128 £290 -12.78% 22
Surrey +12 105 £375 +42.85% 29
Buckinghamshire -8 71 £275 +41.02% 17
West Sussex +9 58 £225 -34.78% 12
Oxfordshire -5 29 £190 +11.76% 15
East Sussex -4 22 £129 -58.80% 16
Kent -4 22 £175 -12.50% 11
Middlesex -5 11 £353 +60.22%
M4 Corridor - - - -
Thames Valley - - - -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing MS Office also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MS Office.

1 731 (60.56%) Microsoft
2 530 (43.91%) MS Excel
2 530 (43.91%) Windows
3 306 (25.35%) Active Directory
4 285 (23.61%) Windows 7
5 212 (17.56%) Finance
6 194 (16.07%) ITIL
7 183 (15.16%) Windows XP
8 161 (13.34%) Project Management
9 156 (12.92%) Telecoms
10 141 (11.68%) SQL
11 140 (11.60%) MS PowerPoint
12 139 (11.52%) SharePoint
13 136 (11.27%) Security Cleared
14 105 (8.70%) MS Project
15 103 (8.53%) MS Exchange
16 100 (8.29%) Windows Server 2003
17 98 (8.12%) PRINCE2
18 95 (7.87%) SC Cleared
19 93 (7.71%) Citrix
20 91 (7.54%) MS Visio
21 90 (7.46%) Degree
22 89 (7.37%) SQL Server
23 83 (6.88%) Windows Server 2008
24 79 (6.55%) .NET
25 78 (6.46%) XML
26 72 (5.97%) HP
27 71 (5.88%) Oracle
27 71 (5.88%) Visual Studio
28 67 (5.55%) Microsoft Certification

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing MS Office also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MS Office. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 139 (11.52%) SharePoint
2 103 (8.53%) MS Exchange
3 29 (2.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 27 (2.24%) IBM Notes
5 26 (2.15%) SharePoint Server
6 25 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2010
7 24 (1.99%) Lync
8 23 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2007
9 21 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2003
10 20 (1.66%) IIS
11 12 (0.99%) CMS
12 9 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
13 7 (0.58%) Lotus Domino
13 7 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
14 6 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
14 6 (0.50%) WebLogic
14 6 (0.50%) SAS
15 5 (0.41%) ArcGIS
15 5 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
15 5 (0.41%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 530 (43.91%) MS Excel
2 140 (11.60%) MS PowerPoint
3 105 (8.70%) MS Project
4 91 (7.54%) MS Visio
5 20 (1.66%) Spreadsheet
6 19 (1.57%) Photoshop
7 14 (1.16%) AutoCAD
7 14 (1.16%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (0.41%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.25%) RoboHelp
10 2 (0.17%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.17%) Open Workbench
11 1 (0.083%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.083%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.083%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.083%) InDesign
11 1 (0.083%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.083%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 36 (2.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.25%) SAP SD
3 3 (0.25%) SAP FI
3 3 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (0.25%) SAP CO
3 3 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.17%) Cerner Millennium
4 2 (0.17%) SAP GRC
4 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.083%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.083%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.083%) Academy Housing
5 1 (0.083%) arcHouse
5 1 (0.083%) assyst
5 1 (0.083%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.083%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.083%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 28 (2.32%) Office 365
2 7 (0.58%) SaaS
3 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.17%) IBM Blueworks
4 1 (0.083%) Taleo
4 1 (0.083%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 52 (4.31%) TCP/IP
2 49 (4.06%) LAN
3 48 (3.98%) Firewall
4 44 (3.65%) VPN
5 41 (3.40%) DNS
6 37 (3.07%) WAN
7 31 (2.57%) SAN
7 31 (2.57%) Internet
7 31 (2.57%) Wireless
8 27 (2.24%) DHCP
9 16 (1.33%) LDAP
10 14 (1.16%) VoIP
10 14 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
11 13 (1.08%) 2G
11 13 (1.08%) Radio Access Network
11 13 (1.08%) 3G
12 12 (0.99%) MPLS
12 12 (0.99%) LTE
13 11 (0.91%) FTP
14 10 (0.83%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (7.37%) SQL Server
2 24 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (1.91%) SQL Server 2005
4 21 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 19 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 19 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
7 15 (1.24%) DTS
7 15 (1.24%) OLAP
7 15 (1.24%) MS Access
8 12 (0.99%) SQL Server 2000
8 12 (0.99%) IDOL
9 10 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
10 9 (0.75%) Oracle Database
10 9 (0.75%) Relational Database
11 6 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (0.41%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 5 (0.41%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 5 (0.41%) MySQL
13 4 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 71 (5.88%) Visual Studio
2 16 (1.33%) Subversion
3 14 (1.16%) Axure RP
4 11 (0.91%) StarTeam
5 8 (0.66%) Jenkins
6 7 (0.58%) Hudson
7 6 (0.50%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 6 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 5 (0.41%) ClearCase
8 5 (0.41%) JIRA
8 5 (0.41%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 4 (0.33%) NUnit
9 4 (0.33%) SpecFlow
9 4 (0.33%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (0.33%) QuickTest Pro
10 3 (0.25%) Talend Open Studio
11 2 (0.17%) RSpec
11 2 (0.17%) Oracle APEX
11 2 (0.17%) Selenium
General
1 212 (17.56%) Finance
2 156 (12.92%) Telecoms
3 36 (2.98%) Marketing
4 27 (2.24%) Retail
5 19 (1.57%) Legal
6 15 (1.24%) Banking
7 14 (1.16%) Law
7 14 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
8 12 (0.99%) Automotive
8 12 (0.99%) Military
9 11 (0.91%) Manufacturing
9 11 (0.91%) Publishing
10 9 (0.75%) Advertising
11 8 (0.66%) German Language
12 6 (0.50%) Electronics
13 5 (0.41%) Games
13 5 (0.41%) Korean Language
13 5 (0.41%) Mandarin Language
14 4 (0.33%) Billing
15 3 (0.25%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 307 (25.43%) Analyst
2 118 (9.78%) Support Engineer
3 94 (7.79%) Support Analyst
4 93 (7.71%) Developer
5 90 (7.46%) 2nd Line Support
6 87 (7.21%) Desktop Support
7 74 (6.13%) 1st Line Support
8 64 (5.30%) Project Manager
9 58 (4.81%) Service Analyst
10 55 (4.56%) Service Desk Analyst
11 54 (4.47%) Administrator
12 50 (4.14%) Coordinator
13 49 (4.06%) Desktop Engineer
14 48 (3.98%) IT Support
15 44 (3.65%) Help Desk Support
16 38 (3.15%) Help Desk Analyst
17 36 (2.98%) Desktop Support Engineer
18 35 (2.90%) Consultant
19 31 (2.57%) Business Analyst
19 31 (2.57%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (6.55%) .NET
2 78 (6.46%) XML
3 53 (4.39%) ASP.NET
4 51 (4.23%) HTML
5 39 (3.23%) CSS
6 26 (2.15%) XSLT
6 26 (2.15%) WCF
7 24 (1.99%) Web Services
8 22 (1.82%) jQuery
9 20 (1.66%) WF
9 20 (1.66%) .NET Framework
10 17 (1.41%) Windows SharePoint Services
11 14 (1.16%) Flash
12 13 (1.08%) WSDL
13 10 (0.83%) HTML5
14 8 (0.66%) LINQ
15 7 (0.58%) CSS3
15 7 (0.58%) Middleware
16 6 (0.50%) ASP.NET MVC
17 5 (0.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 55 (4.56%) Blackberry
2 44 (3.65%) Management Information System
3 20 (1.66%) Mobile App
4 16 (1.33%) Thin Client
4 16 (1.33%) Fat Client
5 13 (1.08%) Smartphone
5 13 (1.08%) NHS
6 12 (0.99%) GIS
7 11 (0.91%) Computer Science
8 10 (0.83%) Statistics
9 9 (0.75%) Visualisation
10 8 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
10 8 (0.66%) E-Learning
11 7 (0.58%) PMI
11 7 (0.58%) Graphic Design
12 5 (0.41%) CMDB
13 4 (0.33%) EPoS
13 4 (0.33%) Smart Meter
13 4 (0.33%) Social Media
13 4 (0.33%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 530 (43.91%) Windows
2 285 (23.61%) Windows 7
3 183 (15.16%) Windows XP
4 100 (8.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 83 (6.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 62 (5.14%) Windows 8
7 35 (2.90%) Linux
8 29 (2.40%) UNIX
9 21 (1.74%) Windows Vista
10 16 (1.33%) Android
11 14 (1.16%) Apple iOS
11 14 (1.16%) Windows 2000
11 14 (1.16%) Mac OS X
12 12 (0.99%) Solaris
13 9 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
14 8 (0.66%) AIX
15 4 (0.33%) Windows Phone
15 4 (0.33%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
16 3 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (16.07%) ITIL
2 161 (13.34%) Project Management
3 98 (8.12%) PRINCE2
4 64 (5.30%) Stakeholder Management
5 55 (4.56%) Workflow
6 51 (4.23%) Service Delivery
7 49 (4.06%) Migration
8 45 (3.73%) CRM
9 39 (3.23%) Change Management
10 37 (3.07%) Scrum
10 37 (3.07%) Document Management
11 36 (2.98%) Service Management
11 36 (2.98%) Time Management
12 35 (2.90%) Configuration Management
12 35 (2.90%) Validation
13 32 (2.65%) Quality Management
13 32 (2.65%) Incident Management
14 29 (2.40%) Agile Software Development
14 29 (2.40%) Data Analysis
15 28 (2.32%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 141 (11.68%) SQL
2 64 (5.30%) C#
3 32 (2.65%) JavaScript
4 29 (2.40%) C
5 23 (1.91%) T-SQL
5 23 (1.91%) VB.NET
5 23 (1.91%) VBA
6 18 (1.49%) VB
7 16 (1.33%) Java
8 14 (1.16%) PL/SQL
9 8 (0.66%) Delphi
9 8 (0.66%) VB6
10 7 (0.58%) PowerShell
10 7 (0.58%) Perl
11 4 (0.33%) C++
12 3 (0.25%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.17%) SAPscript
13 2 (0.17%) Python
13 2 (0.17%) ABAP
14 1 (0.083%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 136 (11.27%) Security Cleared
2 95 (7.87%) SC Cleared
3 90 (7.46%) Degree
4 67 (5.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 36 (2.98%) DV Cleared
6 35 (2.90%) MCSE
7 30 (2.49%) MCP
8 25 (2.07%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (1.66%) CCNA
9 20 (1.66%) ISTQB
10 19 (1.57%) PMI Certification
10 19 (1.57%) MOS
11 15 (1.24%) MCDST
11 15 (1.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 14 (1.16%) PMP
12 14 (1.16%) ISEB
12 14 (1.16%) CISSP
13 13 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 13 (1.08%) MCSA
14 12 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (4.97%) QA
2 59 (4.89%) SLA
3 18 (1.49%) ISO 9001
4 11 (0.91%) Data Quality
5 9 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.33%) P3O
7 2 (0.17%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.17%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.17%) COBIT
8 1 (0.083%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.083%) GAAP
System Software
1 306 (25.35%) Active Directory
2 42 (3.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (1.74%) XenApp
4 11 (0.91%) VMware ESX
5 10 (0.83%) vSphere
6 8 (0.66%) Terminal Services
6 8 (0.66%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.58%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 7 (0.58%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 4 (0.33%) Xen
8 4 (0.33%) NLBS
9 3 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.17%) XenServer
11 1 (0.083%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.083%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.083%) NFS
11 1 (0.083%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.083%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.083%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 62 (5.14%) SCCM
2 17 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
3 14 (1.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 14 (1.16%) Backup Exec
4 13 (1.08%) Tivoli
4 13 (1.08%) WSUS
5 11 (0.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 10 (0.83%) Nessus
6 10 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (0.50%) OPNET
8 5 (0.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (0.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.25%) WhatsUp Gold
9 3 (0.25%) MOM
10 2 (0.17%) Unicenter
10 2 (0.17%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 2 (0.17%) ARCserve
10 2 (0.17%) HP Data Protector
10 2 (0.17%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 731 (60.56%) Microsoft
2 93 (7.71%) Citrix
3 72 (5.97%) HP
4 71 (5.88%) Oracle
5 54 (4.47%) VMware
6 47 (3.89%) Cisco
7 42 (3.48%) SAP
8 31 (2.57%) Lotus
9 27 (2.24%) Adobe
10 21 (1.74%) Symantec
11 20 (1.66%) Business Objects
12 19 (1.57%) Apple
12 19 (1.57%) Remedy
13 18 (1.49%) McAfee
13 18 (1.49%) IBM
14 16 (1.33%) CA
15 15 (1.24%) Dell
16 13 (1.08%) Borland
17 12 (0.99%) Meridio
17 12 (0.99%) Veeam
Southampton, Hampshire
Sanderson
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £12 - £14 per hour
Posted: 11 hours ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 11 hours ago
Andover, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Robert Walters
Rate: £380 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Comvergent Limited
Rate: Excellent daily rate
Posted: 15 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Robert Walters
Rate: £380 - £450 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Ashdown IT
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £13 - £15 Per Hour
Posted: Yesterday
Lyndhurst, Hampshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Rate: £10 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
Connectus
Rate: £127.5 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £10 - £13.75 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £400 - £425 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £120 - £130 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Rate: From £15 to £20 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £15 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago