The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 37 27 24
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -3
Contract jobs citing MS Office 485 631 594
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 5.04% 6.34% 6.36%
As % of the Applications category 39.82% 42.55% 41.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 265 236
Average daily rate £300 £325 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £142 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £293 £228
% change year-on-year
-1.70% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 76 116
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.35 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.61% -11.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £17.75 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.35 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+12.35% -4.64%
MS Office
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Applications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
1218 1483 1423
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.65% 14.90% 15.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 684 720 648
Average daily rate £340 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £183 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £480 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 128 156
Average hourly rate £15.75 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.20 £32.83 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.33%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -8 129 £300 - 27
Hampshire -9 101 £310 -11.17% 24
Buckinghamshire -9 83 £395 +31.66% 7
Surrey 0 80 £255 -21.53% 21
Oxfordshire -11 27 £294 +17.50% 7
West Sussex -25 21 £200 -48.71% 5
East Sussex -1 17 £275 -31.25% 5
Kent -26 13 £188 +10.29% 2
Middlesex -6 4 £213 -43.02%
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 531 (58.93%) Microsoft
2 412 (45.73%) MS Excel
3 356 (39.51%) Windows
4 246 (27.30%) Active Directory
5 150 (16.65%) Windows 7
6 142 (15.76%) Project Management
7 141 (15.65%) Finance
8 140 (15.54%) ITIL
9 131 (14.54%) Security Cleared
10 111 (12.32%) SQL
11 94 (10.43%) SC Cleared
12 90 (9.99%) PRINCE2
13 88 (9.77%) MS PowerPoint
14 86 (9.54%) Telecoms
15 83 (9.21%) MS Visio
16 82 (9.10%) Agile Software Development
17 80 (8.88%) SharePoint
18 79 (8.77%) Windows XP
18 79 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
19 76 (8.44%) HP
20 75 (8.32%) Windows Server
21 74 (8.21%) Office 365
22 72 (7.99%) MS Exchange
22 72 (7.99%) MS Project
23 66 (7.33%) SQL Server
24 64 (7.10%) Microsoft Certification
24 64 (7.10%) Degree
25 60 (6.66%) Service Management
26 59 (6.55%) Stakeholder Management
27 58 (6.44%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 80 (8.88%) SharePoint
2 72 (7.99%) MS Exchange
3 27 (3.00%) IIS
4 21 (2.33%) Apache
5 16 (1.78%) CMS
6 15 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2010
7 14 (1.55%) WebSphere
8 11 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (1.22%) Skype for Business
9 10 (1.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 10 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (0.89%) IBM Notes
11 7 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (0.55%) Oracle Workflow
13 4 (0.44%) SAS
13 4 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
14 3 (0.33%) Documentum
14 3 (0.33%) Live Communications Server
14 3 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 412 (45.73%) MS Excel
2 88 (9.77%) MS PowerPoint
3 83 (9.21%) MS Visio
4 72 (7.99%) MS Project
5 9 (1.00%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.78%) Acrobat
6 7 (0.78%) AutoCAD
7 5 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.44%) Open Workbench
9 3 (0.33%) Casewise Modeler
10 2 (0.22%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.22%) Mingle
10 2 (0.22%) OmniGraffle
10 2 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 6 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.44%) Primavera
4 3 (0.33%) Aligne
4 3 (0.33%) Infor LN
5 2 (0.22%) assyst
5 2 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.11%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.11%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.11%) SAP SRM
6 1 (0.11%) SystmOne
6 1 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.11%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 74 (8.21%) Office 365
2 22 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (1.66%) Mimecast
4 11 (1.22%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (0.44%) Google Apps
5 4 (0.44%) SaaS
6 3 (0.33%) Trello
7 2 (0.22%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (0.11%) FinancialForce.com
8 1 (0.11%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.11%) IaaS
8 1 (0.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (6.44%) TCP/IP
2 51 (5.66%) DNS
3 49 (5.44%) LAN
4 42 (4.66%) DHCP
5 38 (4.22%) WAN
5 38 (4.22%) Wireless
6 30 (3.33%) Firewall
7 24 (2.66%) SMTP
8 23 (2.55%) Skype
8 23 (2.55%) VPN
9 19 (2.11%) LDAP
10 16 (1.78%) ATM
11 14 (1.55%) Internet
12 12 (1.33%) SAN
12 12 (1.33%) SSH
13 11 (1.22%) Remote Desktop
14 9 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
15 8 (0.89%) 3G
15 8 (0.89%) FTP
15 8 (0.89%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (7.33%) SQL Server
2 17 (1.89%) GIS
3 14 (1.55%) Oracle Database
3 14 (1.55%) Relational Database
4 13 (1.44%) BusinessObjects
4 13 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (1.22%) MS Access
5 11 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
5 11 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (0.78%) QlikView
7 7 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (0.67%) MySQL
8 6 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (0.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 5 (0.55%) OLAP
9 5 (0.55%) PerformancePoint
9 5 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (0.44%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 17 (1.89%) JIRA
2 7 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (0.78%) Visual Studio
3 5 (0.55%) StarTeam
3 5 (0.55%) Subversion
4 4 (0.44%) Dreamweaver
4 4 (0.44%) Eclipse
4 4 (0.44%) IntelliJ
4 4 (0.44%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.44%) JUnit
4 4 (0.44%) Maven
4 4 (0.44%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (0.44%) Toad
5 3 (0.33%) JDeveloper
5 3 (0.33%) MSI
5 3 (0.33%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (0.33%) Rational Rose
6 2 (0.22%) Axure RP
6 2 (0.22%) Git (software)
General
1 141 (15.65%) Finance
2 86 (9.54%) Telecoms
3 34 (3.77%) German Language
4 30 (3.33%) Banking
5 25 (2.77%) Marketing
6 22 (2.44%) French Language
7 21 (2.33%) Legal
8 14 (1.55%) Retail
9 12 (1.33%) Manufacturing
9 12 (1.33%) Publishing
10 8 (0.89%) Advertising
10 8 (0.89%) Spanish Language
11 7 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.67%) Aerospace
12 6 (0.67%) Back Office
13 5 (0.55%) Automotive
13 5 (0.55%) Billing
13 5 (0.55%) Italian Language
14 4 (0.44%) Games
14 4 (0.44%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 266 (29.52%) Analyst
2 97 (10.77%) Support Engineer
3 73 (8.10%) Service Analyst
4 70 (7.77%) Support Analyst
5 67 (7.44%) Service Desk Analyst
6 58 (6.44%) Project Manager
7 56 (6.22%) 2nd Line Support
8 55 (6.10%) IT Support
9 49 (5.44%) Desktop Support
10 44 (4.88%) Administrator
10 44 (4.88%) Developer
11 42 (4.66%) 1st Line Support
12 38 (4.22%) IT Analyst
13 36 (4.00%) Coordinator
14 32 (3.55%) Business Analyst
15 28 (3.11%) Data Analyst
15 28 (3.11%) Desktop Engineer
16 25 (2.77%) IT Support Analyst
17 24 (2.66%) Desktop Support Engineer
18 23 (2.55%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (4.88%) HTML
2 40 (4.44%) XML
3 34 (3.77%) .NET
4 33 (3.66%) CSS
5 18 (2.00%) HTML5
6 17 (1.89%) AngularJS
6 17 (1.89%) jQuery
7 13 (1.44%) Laravel
7 13 (1.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 11 (1.22%) ASP.NET
8 11 (1.22%) SOAP
8 11 (1.22%) Web Services
9 9 (1.00%) .NET Framework
9 9 (1.00%) SAML
10 5 (0.55%) OAuth2
11 4 (0.44%) EDI
11 4 (0.44%) Java EE
11 4 (0.44%) LAMP
12 3 (0.33%) Flash
12 3 (0.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 79 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (4.11%) Blackberry
2 37 (4.11%) Management Information System
3 32 (3.55%) Driving Licence
4 21 (2.33%) Data Centre
4 21 (2.33%) Smart Meter
5 18 (2.00%) Computer Science
6 16 (1.78%) Statistics
7 15 (1.66%) NHS
8 14 (1.55%) AS400
8 14 (1.55%) Mathematics
9 11 (1.22%) PKI
10 10 (1.11%) Data Structures
11 9 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
12 8 (0.89%) User Experience
13 7 (0.78%) iPhone
14 5 (0.55%) Economics
14 5 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (0.55%) SCADA
14 5 (0.55%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 356 (39.51%) Windows
2 150 (16.65%) Windows 7
3 79 (8.77%) Windows XP
4 75 (8.32%) Windows Server
5 54 (5.99%) Windows 8
5 54 (5.99%) Windows Server 2008
6 51 (5.66%) Windows Server 2003
7 47 (5.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 28 (3.11%) Linux
9 26 (2.89%) Unix
10 19 (2.11%) Windows 10
11 11 (1.22%) Mac OS X
11 11 (1.22%) zOS
12 10 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (0.89%) Apple iOS
13 8 (0.89%) CentOS
14 7 (0.78%) Android
15 6 (0.67%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.44%) AIX
16 4 (0.44%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (15.76%) Project Management
2 140 (15.54%) ITIL
3 90 (9.99%) PRINCE2
4 82 (9.10%) Agile Software Development
5 60 (6.66%) Service Management
6 59 (6.55%) Stakeholder Management
7 48 (5.33%) Migration
8 47 (5.22%) Data Analysis
9 39 (4.33%) Change Management
10 36 (4.00%) Mentoring
11 34 (3.77%) Validation
12 31 (3.44%) Business Intelligence
12 31 (3.44%) Time Management
13 30 (3.33%) Workflow
14 28 (3.11%) ITSM
14 28 (3.11%) Logistics
15 27 (3.00%) Coaching
15 27 (3.00%) ERP
15 27 (3.00%) User Acceptance Testing
16 26 (2.89%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 111 (12.32%) SQL
2 31 (3.44%) C
3 29 (3.22%) PowerShell
4 27 (3.00%) Java
5 26 (2.89%) JavaScript
5 26 (2.89%) VB
6 22 (2.44%) C#
7 17 (1.89%) PHP
8 15 (1.66%) PL/SQL
9 10 (1.11%) VBA
10 8 (0.89%) T-SQL
11 5 (0.55%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.44%) Perl
12 4 (0.44%) Python
12 4 (0.44%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.33%) C-shell
13 3 (0.33%) Korn
13 3 (0.33%) VB6
13 3 (0.33%) VBScript
14 2 (0.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 131 (14.54%) Security Cleared
2 94 (10.43%) SC Cleared
3 64 (7.10%) Degree
3 64 (7.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 45 (4.99%) MCSE
5 32 (3.55%) DV Cleared
6 30 (3.33%) MCP
7 24 (2.66%) MCITP
8 22 (2.44%) MCDST
9 20 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (2.22%) ISEB
10 14 (1.55%) PMI Certification
11 13 (1.44%) ISTQB
11 13 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
11 13 (1.44%) MCSA
12 12 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 11 (1.22%) PMP
14 10 (1.11%) CCNP
14 10 (1.11%) HND
14 10 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (5.11%) SLA
2 16 (1.78%) QA
3 6 (0.67%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.55%) PMBOK
5 3 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.22%) COBIT
6 2 (0.22%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.22%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.22%) P3O
7 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.11%) GAAP
7 1 (0.11%) GAMP
7 1 (0.11%) GCP
7 1 (0.11%) GxP
7 1 (0.11%) HL7
7 1 (0.11%) ISO26262
7 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 246 (27.30%) Active Directory
2 40 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (1.55%) vSphere
4 10 (1.11%) Hyper-V
4 10 (1.11%) VMware ESX
4 10 (1.11%) XenApp
5 8 (0.89%) BitLocker
6 7 (0.78%) NFS
6 7 (0.78%) Terminal Server
7 4 (0.44%) VMware Server
7 4 (0.44%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.22%) XenServer
10 1 (0.11%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.11%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 43 (4.77%) SCCM
2 27 (3.00%) Backup Exec
3 24 (2.66%) WSUS
4 20 (2.22%) McAfee ePO
5 15 (1.66%) HP Quality Center
5 15 (1.66%) NetBackup
6 11 (1.22%) OVSD
7 10 (1.11%) HP SIM
8 9 (1.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 8 (0.89%) SCOM
10 6 (0.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 6 (0.67%) Netcool
11 5 (0.55%) Cisco UCCX
11 5 (0.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 4 (0.44%) Ansible
12 4 (0.44%) Cisco UCCE
12 4 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 4 (0.44%) Tivoli
12 4 (0.44%) yum
13 3 (0.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 531 (58.93%) Microsoft
2 76 (8.44%) HP
3 52 (5.77%) VMware
4 38 (4.22%) Oracle
5 37 (4.11%) Citrix
6 36 (4.00%) SAP
7 33 (3.66%) IBM
8 25 (2.77%) Cisco
9 23 (2.55%) Intel Security
10 21 (2.33%) Remedy
11 16 (1.78%) Symantec
12 15 (1.66%) IFS
13 11 (1.22%) Avaya
13 11 (1.22%) Red Hat
14 9 (1.00%) Adobe
14 9 (1.00%) Becrypt
14 9 (1.00%) CA
14 9 (1.00%) Sophos
15 8 (0.89%) Lotus
16 7 (0.78%) hybris
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