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 22 May 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 26 25 29
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Contract jobs citing MS Office 596 611 504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 6.39% 6.82% 6.18%
As % of the Applications category 42.45% 42.23% 40.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 247 174
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£325 £275 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -5.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £120 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £225 £275
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 111 121
Average hourly rate £13.35 £15.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.87% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £38.75 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.21 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-4.99% +1.50%
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
1404 1447 1241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 15.05% 16.16% 15.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 668 673 523
Average daily rate £350 £315 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £140 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £305
% change year-on-year
+7.43% -0.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 149 204
Average hourly rate £13.75 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.04 £11.00 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £47.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-7.93% +1.61%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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 0 167 £292 -16.57% 19
Buckinghamshire +15 126 £293 -2.50% 19
Hampshire +1 124 £342 +26.14% 21
Surrey -20 65 £350 +40.00% 24
Oxfordshire -13 39 £190 +58.33% 12
West Sussex -21 30 £380 +68.88% 11
East Sussex -1 21 £407 +42.63% 4
Kent -8 11 £180 +2.85% 9
Middlesex +5 9 £325 -3.70% 1
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 629 (54.27%) Microsoft
2 538 (46.42%) MS Excel
3 420 (36.24%) Windows
4 247 (21.31%) Windows 7
5 227 (19.59%) Active Directory
6 213 (18.38%) ITIL
7 209 (18.03%) Finance
8 198 (17.08%) Project Management
9 197 (17.00%) Security Cleared
10 150 (12.94%) SC Cleared
10 150 (12.94%) MS PowerPoint
11 148 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
11 148 (12.77%) SQL
12 131 (11.30%) PRINCE2
13 129 (11.13%) Telecoms
14 127 (10.96%) Windows XP
15 123 (10.61%) MS Project
16 112 (9.66%) Degree
17 95 (8.20%) SharePoint
17 95 (8.20%) Service Management
18 90 (7.77%) MS Visio
19 89 (7.68%) HP
20 83 (7.16%) Stakeholder Management
21 76 (6.56%) MS Exchange
22 73 (6.30%) Oracle
23 72 (6.21%) SQL Server
23 72 (6.21%) SLA
23 72 (6.21%) Migration
24 68 (5.87%) Agile Software Development
25 67 (5.78%) SAP

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 95 (8.20%) SharePoint
2 76 (6.56%) MS Exchange
3 26 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2010
4 24 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2007
5 22 (1.90%) Lync
6 17 (1.47%) IIS
7 15 (1.29%) SharePoint 2013
8 14 (1.21%) IBM Notes
9 12 (1.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 8 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
11 7 (0.60%) Confluence
12 6 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
12 6 (0.52%) SAS
13 5 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
14 4 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
14 4 (0.35%) ArcGIS
15 3 (0.26%) Office Communications Server
16 2 (0.17%) MS Project Server
16 2 (0.17%) Lotus Domino
16 2 (0.17%) Smallworld
Applications
1 538 (46.42%) MS Excel
2 150 (12.94%) MS PowerPoint
3 123 (10.61%) MS Project
4 90 (7.77%) MS Visio
5 26 (2.24%) AutoCAD
6 16 (1.38%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 5 (0.43%) Open Workbench
9 4 (0.35%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.26%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
11 2 (0.17%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.17%) InDesign
12 1 (0.086%) RoboHelp
12 1 (0.086%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 15 (1.29%) SAP SRM
2 9 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 4 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.35%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 4 (0.35%) HFM
5 3 (0.26%) Visualfiles
6 2 (0.17%) CODA-Financials
6 2 (0.17%) Maximo
7 1 (0.086%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.086%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.086%) Agresso
7 1 (0.086%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.086%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.086%) assyst
7 1 (0.086%) Cognos Controller
7 1 (0.086%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 39 (3.36%) Office 365
2 8 (0.69%) PaaS
3 5 (0.43%) IaaS
4 4 (0.35%) SaaS
5 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.086%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.086%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 45 (3.88%) TCP/IP
2 39 (3.36%) DNS
3 38 (3.28%) Internet
4 37 (3.19%) VPN
5 33 (2.85%) LAN
5 33 (2.85%) WAN
6 32 (2.76%) ATM
7 30 (2.59%) Firewall
8 29 (2.50%) DHCP
9 24 (2.07%) Wireless
10 18 (1.55%) Intranet
10 18 (1.55%) Wi-Fi
11 17 (1.47%) SAN
12 15 (1.29%) 3G
12 15 (1.29%) 4G
13 14 (1.21%) LDAP
14 12 (1.04%) VoIP
15 11 (0.95%) Ethernet
15 11 (0.95%) HTTP
15 11 (0.95%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (6.21%) SQL Server
2 20 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (1.64%) Oracle Database
4 18 (1.55%) BusinessObjects
5 17 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
5 17 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
6 16 (1.38%) DB2
7 14 (1.21%) DB2 UDB
8 13 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (0.78%) MS Access
9 9 (0.78%) Relational Database
10 8 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
10 8 (0.69%) Data Mining
11 7 (0.60%) PowerCenter
12 6 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
13 5 (0.43%) Oracle ODI
13 5 (0.43%) Cognos Framework Manager
14 4 (0.35%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 18 (1.55%) Visual Studio
2 11 (0.95%) Jenkins
3 10 (0.86%) JIRA
4 7 (0.60%) JMeter
4 7 (0.60%) JUnit
4 7 (0.60%) QuickTest Pro
4 7 (0.60%) Cucumber
4 7 (0.60%) SoapUI
4 7 (0.60%) RSpec
4 7 (0.60%) Maven
5 5 (0.43%) Subversion
6 4 (0.35%) Trac
6 4 (0.35%) AdminStudio
6 4 (0.35%) Toad
6 4 (0.35%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (0.35%) LabVIEW
7 3 (0.26%) NetBeans
7 3 (0.26%) Wise Package Studio
7 3 (0.26%) StarTeam
8 2 (0.17%) MSBuild
General
1 209 (18.03%) Finance
2 129 (11.13%) Telecoms
3 38 (3.28%) Retail
4 33 (2.85%) Marketing
5 30 (2.59%) Banking
6 29 (2.50%) Electronics
7 26 (2.24%) Legal
8 25 (2.16%) Publishing
9 20 (1.73%) Manufacturing
9 20 (1.73%) Advertising
10 16 (1.38%) Financial Institution
11 9 (0.78%) German Language
12 8 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.52%) Multimedia
13 6 (0.52%) Billing
13 6 (0.52%) Back Office
14 5 (0.43%) French Language
15 4 (0.35%) Korean Language
15 4 (0.35%) Automotive
15 4 (0.35%) Law
Job Titles
1 322 (27.78%) Analyst
2 85 (7.33%) Project Manager
3 82 (7.08%) Support Analyst
4 80 (6.90%) Support Engineer
5 71 (6.13%) 1st Line Support
6 62 (5.35%) Service Analyst
7 61 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
8 59 (5.09%) Coordinator
9 54 (4.66%) Developer
10 51 (4.40%) Desktop Support
11 49 (4.23%) 2nd Line Support
12 43 (3.71%) Administrator
13 39 (3.36%) Desktop Engineer
14 37 (3.19%) IT Support
15 34 (2.93%) Data Analyst
16 29 (2.50%) 1st Line Support Analyst
17 27 (2.33%) Business Analyst
18 25 (2.16%) Help Desk Analyst
18 25 (2.16%) Help Desk Support
19 24 (2.07%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (3.71%) .NET
2 37 (3.19%) HTML
3 36 (3.11%) XML
4 17 (1.47%) CSS
5 15 (1.29%) SOAP
6 14 (1.21%) Web Services
7 10 (0.86%) Application Packaging
7 10 (0.86%) ASP.NET
8 8 (0.69%) .NET Framework
9 7 (0.60%) REST
9 7 (0.60%) JSON
9 7 (0.60%) jQuery
9 7 (0.60%) WCF
10 6 (0.52%) XHTML
11 5 (0.43%) XSL
11 5 (0.43%) HTML5
11 5 (0.43%) Ajax
12 4 (0.35%) ASP.NET 2.0
12 4 (0.35%) XSLT
13 3 (0.26%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 148 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (4.83%) Management Information System
3 27 (2.33%) NHS
4 24 (2.07%) Blackberry
4 24 (2.07%) Statistics
5 18 (1.55%) User Experience
6 16 (1.38%) Computer Science
7 12 (1.04%) PMI
8 11 (0.95%) EPoS
9 10 (0.86%) Economics
10 9 (0.78%) Social Media
10 9 (0.78%) Smart Meter
10 9 (0.78%) CMDB
11 8 (0.69%) FMCG
12 7 (0.60%) E-Learning
12 7 (0.60%) Digital Media
12 7 (0.60%) PKI
13 6 (0.52%) iPhone
13 6 (0.52%) PDA
13 6 (0.52%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 420 (36.24%) Windows
2 247 (21.31%) Windows 7
3 127 (10.96%) Windows XP
4 58 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 46 (3.97%) Linux
6 41 (3.54%) Windows 8
7 39 (3.36%) Windows Server 2003
8 25 (2.16%) UNIX
9 17 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (1.29%) Solaris
11 13 (1.12%) Android
12 12 (1.04%) Mac OS X
13 8 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 7 (0.60%) Windows 2000
14 7 (0.60%) Apple iOS
15 6 (0.52%) Windows Vista
16 4 (0.35%) CentOS
16 4 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
16 4 (0.35%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.26%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (18.38%) ITIL
2 198 (17.08%) Project Management
3 131 (11.30%) PRINCE2
4 95 (8.20%) Service Management
5 83 (7.16%) Stakeholder Management
6 72 (6.21%) Migration
7 68 (5.87%) Agile Software Development
8 52 (4.49%) Change Management
9 47 (4.06%) Change Control
10 43 (3.71%) Incident Management
11 41 (3.54%) Data Analysis
12 38 (3.28%) Project Planning
13 37 (3.19%) ITSM
14 34 (2.93%) Service Delivery
15 30 (2.59%) Programme Management
16 29 (2.50%) Time Management
16 29 (2.50%) Matrix Management
17 28 (2.42%) Line Management
18 25 (2.16%) Business Analysis
18 25 (2.16%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 148 (12.77%) SQL
2 40 (3.45%) VB
3 34 (2.93%) VBA
4 31 (2.67%) PowerShell
5 30 (2.59%) Java
6 25 (2.16%) C
7 22 (1.90%) C#
8 15 (1.29%) JavaScript
9 12 (1.04%) T-SQL
10 11 (0.95%) C++
11 9 (0.78%) VBScript
12 8 (0.69%) Ruby
12 8 (0.69%) PL/SQL
13 7 (0.60%) Python
14 6 (0.52%) VB6
15 5 (0.43%) Perl
16 3 (0.26%) PHP
16 3 (0.26%) VB.NET
17 2 (0.17%) Shell Script
17 2 (0.17%) RPG
Qualifications
1 197 (17.00%) Security Cleared
2 150 (12.94%) SC Cleared
3 112 (9.66%) Degree
4 58 (5.00%) DV Cleared
5 40 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 33 (2.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 27 (2.33%) PMI Certification
8 26 (2.24%) ISEB
9 23 (1.98%) MCSE
10 22 (1.90%) PMP
11 19 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
12 18 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
12 18 (1.55%) MCP
13 16 (1.38%) ISTQB
14 15 (1.29%) CCNA
14 15 (1.29%) CISSP
14 15 (1.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 15 (1.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 13 (1.12%) MBA
15 13 (1.12%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (6.21%) SLA
2 36 (3.11%) QA
3 14 (1.21%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.52%) Solvency II
5 4 (0.35%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.26%) TickIT
6 3 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.26%) GAAP
6 3 (0.26%) P3O
7 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.17%) PMBOK
7 2 (0.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.086%) BS15000
8 1 (0.086%) GAMP
8 1 (0.086%) GCP
8 1 (0.086%) GMP
8 1 (0.086%) COBIT
System Software
1 227 (19.59%) Active Directory
2 34 (2.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (1.81%) XenApp
4 18 (1.55%) Hyper-V
5 14 (1.21%) VMware ESX
6 11 (0.95%) vSphere
6 11 (0.95%) XenDesktop
7 8 (0.69%) Samba
8 5 (0.43%) BitLocker
9 4 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.35%) NFS
9 4 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.26%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.26%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (0.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.17%) PowerHA
12 1 (0.086%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 55 (4.75%) SCCM
2 30 (2.59%) OVSD
3 12 (1.04%) OpenView
4 10 (0.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 8 (0.69%) Puppet
6 7 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 7 (0.60%) Vagrant
6 7 (0.60%) SCOM
7 6 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
7 6 (0.52%) ARCserve
7 6 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (0.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 5 (0.43%) WSUS
9 4 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.35%) Nessus
10 3 (0.26%) Unicenter
10 3 (0.26%) HP Data Protector
11 2 (0.17%) WMI
11 2 (0.17%) HP SIM
11 2 (0.17%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 629 (54.27%) Microsoft
2 89 (7.68%) HP
3 73 (6.30%) Oracle
4 67 (5.78%) SAP
5 65 (5.61%) Citrix
6 57 (4.92%) VMware
7 33 (2.85%) Cisco
8 25 (2.16%) Business Objects
9 22 (1.90%) Symantec
10 18 (1.55%) Remedy
11 17 (1.47%) IBM
12 16 (1.38%) Ariba
12 16 (1.38%) Ericsson
12 16 (1.38%) Apple
13 15 (1.29%) McAfee
14 14 (1.21%) Lotus
14 14 (1.21%) TOWER Software
15 13 (1.12%) Cognos
15 13 (1.12%) Adobe
16 11 (0.95%) NetApp
Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £14 per hour
Posted: 6 hours ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Connectus
Rate: £120 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £10 - £13.5 per hour
Posted: 8 hours ago
Chertsey, Surrey
Synergize Consulting
Rate: From £21,000 to £22,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £120 - £150 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Keystream Technology
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £10 - £21.5 per hour
Posted: 18 hours ago
Basingstoke
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Chertsey, Surrey
Proteus Europe
Rate: £20000 - £22000 per annum + Benifits
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £150 - £280 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
JM
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £14.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £7.80 - £8.0 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £180 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Havant
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £450.15 - £490 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Basingstoke
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £125 - £130 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Basingstoke
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Posted: 11 days ago
Oxford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £15.00 - £18.00 per hour
Posted: 11 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per annum direct - no agency margin
Posted: 15 days ago