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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 23 29 23
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -6
Contract jobs citing MS Office 617 474 597
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 6.37% 5.66% 5.63%
As % of the Applications category 41.47% 38.51% 41.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 150 217
Average daily rate £300 £295 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% +4.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £128 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £400 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £269 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.06% -2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 113 127
Average hourly rate £14.75 £15.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.83% +10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.30 £36.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.44%
Applications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
1488 1231 1450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 15.36% 14.71% 13.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 678 485 610
Average daily rate £325 £314 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.58% +1.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £163 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.99% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 212 208
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.91% +15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.58 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.25 £31.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +10 198 £314 -7.64% 32
Surrey +2 125 £310 +35.62% 30
Hampshire +4 114 £248 -23.84% 23
Buckinghamshire -2 63 £325 +25.00% 16
Oxfordshire +11 43 £250 -24.24% 9
West Sussex -2 28 £225 -34.78% 9
Kent +15 22 £145 -46.78% 8
East Sussex -8 18 £363 +81.25% 1
Middlesex -5 6 £263 +5.00% 3
Sussex - 2 - - 1
M4 Corridor - - - -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 684 (60.11%) Microsoft
2 523 (45.96%) Windows
3 481 (42.27%) MS Excel
4 311 (27.33%) Active Directory
5 278 (24.43%) Windows 7
6 195 (17.14%) Finance
7 190 (16.70%) Windows XP
8 186 (16.34%) ITIL
9 167 (14.67%) Project Management
10 162 (14.24%) SharePoint
11 158 (13.88%) SQL
12 130 (11.42%) MS PowerPoint
13 124 (10.90%) Security Cleared
14 120 (10.54%) Telecoms
15 108 (9.49%) SQL Server
16 101 (8.88%) MS Project
17 95 (8.35%) PRINCE2
18 92 (8.08%) MS Exchange
18 92 (8.08%) SC Cleared
19 90 (7.91%) .NET
20 85 (7.47%) VPN
21 84 (7.38%) Degree
22 80 (7.03%) MS Visio
23 79 (6.94%) Windows Server 2008
24 76 (6.68%) SLA
25 75 (6.59%) Cisco
26 74 (6.50%) Windows Server 2003
27 72 (6.33%) Citrix
27 72 (6.33%) LAN
28 71 (6.24%) Visual Studio

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 162 (14.24%) SharePoint
2 92 (8.08%) MS Exchange
3 41 (3.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 33 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 29 (2.55%) SharePoint Server
6 25 (2.20%) Lync
7 24 (2.11%) MS Project Server
8 23 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2007
8 23 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2003
9 22 (1.93%) IBM Notes
10 17 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
11 14 (1.23%) IIS
12 11 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
13 10 (0.88%) CMS
14 5 (0.44%) Lotus Domino
14 5 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
14 5 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
15 4 (0.35%) WebSphere
15 4 (0.35%) Zimbra
15 4 (0.35%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 481 (42.27%) MS Excel
2 130 (11.42%) MS PowerPoint
3 101 (8.88%) MS Project
4 80 (7.03%) MS Visio
5 25 (2.20%) Spreadsheet
6 20 (1.76%) Photoshop
7 14 (1.23%) Adobe Illustrator
8 8 (0.70%) Fireworks
9 7 (0.62%) AutoCAD
9 7 (0.62%) Acrobat
10 6 (0.53%) Quicktime
10 6 (0.53%) QuarkXPress
11 4 (0.35%) RoboHelp
12 3 (0.26%) Adobe Captivate
13 2 (0.18%) InDesign
14 1 (0.088%) PowerPivot
14 1 (0.088%) Open Workbench
14 1 (0.088%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 39 (3.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.18%) RMDS
5 2 (0.18%) Cerner Millennium
5 2 (0.18%) Line 500
5 2 (0.18%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.088%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.088%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.088%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.088%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.088%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.088%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.088%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.088%) SAP SRM
6 1 (0.088%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.088%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.088%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 29 (2.55%) Office 365
2 7 (0.62%) SaaS
3 3 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 85 (7.47%) VPN
2 72 (6.33%) LAN
3 64 (5.62%) WAN
4 47 (4.13%) TCP/IP
5 42 (3.69%) DNS
6 34 (2.99%) Wireless
7 33 (2.90%) DHCP
8 32 (2.81%) Firewall
9 30 (2.64%) Internet
10 20 (1.76%) 3G
11 19 (1.67%) Ethernet
11 19 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
12 18 (1.58%) FTP
12 18 (1.58%) VoIP
13 16 (1.41%) Intranet
14 15 (1.32%) MPLS
14 15 (1.32%) 2G
15 14 (1.23%) LTE
15 14 (1.23%) HTTP
15 14 (1.23%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (9.49%) SQL Server
2 24 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
4 16 (1.41%) MS Access
5 14 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (0.97%) SQL Server 2000
7 11 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (0.88%) OLAP
8 10 (0.88%) DTS
9 8 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (0.53%) IDOL
11 5 (0.44%) Relational Database
11 5 (0.44%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (0.35%) Data Mining
13 3 (0.26%) Oracle Database 10g
13 3 (0.26%) MySQL
13 3 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 71 (6.24%) Visual Studio
2 19 (1.67%) Subversion
3 14 (1.23%) Jenkins
4 13 (1.14%) Hudson
5 11 (0.97%) NUnit
5 11 (0.97%) SpecFlow
5 11 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (0.97%) Visual Studio Team System
6 10 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 9 (0.79%) Dreamweaver
8 8 (0.70%) Axure RP
8 8 (0.70%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 7 (0.62%) Oracle Forms
9 7 (0.62%) JIRA
10 6 (0.53%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 4 (0.35%) Bugzilla
11 4 (0.35%) QuickTest Pro
12 2 (0.18%) StarTeam
12 2 (0.18%) Selenium
12 2 (0.18%) Oracle APEX
General
1 195 (17.14%) Finance
2 120 (10.54%) Telecoms
3 39 (3.43%) Marketing
4 27 (2.37%) Retail
5 16 (1.41%) Publishing
6 13 (1.14%) Games
7 12 (1.05%) Automotive
8 10 (0.88%) Banking
8 10 (0.88%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.79%) Legal
10 8 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (0.62%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.62%) German Language
12 6 (0.53%) French Language
13 5 (0.44%) Mandarin Language
14 4 (0.35%) Spanish Language
14 4 (0.35%) Advertising
15 3 (0.26%) Law
15 3 (0.26%) Military
16 2 (0.18%) Billing
Job Titles
1 280 (24.60%) Analyst
2 122 (10.72%) Support Engineer
3 96 (8.44%) Desktop Support
4 94 (8.26%) Developer
5 87 (7.64%) Support Analyst
6 81 (7.12%) 2nd Line Support
7 67 (5.89%) Service Analyst
8 65 (5.71%) 1st Line Support
9 64 (5.62%) Project Manager
10 60 (5.27%) Desktop Engineer
11 58 (5.10%) Service Desk Analyst
12 52 (4.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 46 (4.04%) Coordinator
14 43 (3.78%) IT Support
15 39 (3.43%) Help Desk Analyst
16 35 (3.08%) .NET Developer
17 34 (2.99%) Administrator
18 31 (2.72%) Consultant
19 30 (2.64%) Business Analyst
20 29 (2.55%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (7.91%) .NET
2 71 (6.24%) XML
3 68 (5.98%) HTML
4 57 (5.01%) ASP.NET
5 45 (3.95%) CSS
6 31 (2.72%) WCF
7 28 (2.46%) XSLT
8 25 (2.20%) WF
8 25 (2.20%) jQuery
9 21 (1.85%) HTML5
10 20 (1.76%) .NET Framework
11 16 (1.41%) Windows SharePoint Services
11 16 (1.41%) CSS3
12 15 (1.32%) Web Services
12 15 (1.32%) LINQ
13 11 (0.97%) Flash
13 11 (0.97%) WinForms
14 9 (0.79%) WSDL
15 6 (0.53%) JSP
15 6 (0.53%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 65 (5.71%) Blackberry
2 26 (2.28%) Management Information System
3 16 (1.41%) Graphic Design
4 15 (1.32%) NHS
4 15 (1.32%) Statistics
5 14 (1.23%) E-Learning
6 12 (1.05%) Computer Science
6 12 (1.05%) GIS
7 10 (0.88%) Fat Client
7 10 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
7 10 (0.88%) Thin Client
8 9 (0.79%) iPhone
8 9 (0.79%) Smartphone
9 8 (0.70%) Mobile App
9 8 (0.70%) Handset
9 8 (0.70%) PMI
10 7 (0.62%) Learning Management System
11 6 (0.53%) EPoS
12 5 (0.44%) Social Media
12 5 (0.44%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 523 (45.96%) Windows
2 278 (24.43%) Windows 7
3 190 (16.70%) Windows XP
4 79 (6.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 74 (6.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 50 (4.39%) Windows 8
7 26 (2.28%) Linux
8 25 (2.20%) Windows Vista
9 23 (2.02%) UNIX
10 12 (1.05%) AIX
11 11 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (0.79%) Android
13 8 (0.70%) Apple iOS
13 8 (0.70%) Windows 2000
13 8 (0.70%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.53%) Windows Mobile
14 6 (0.53%) Windows 2000 Server
14 6 (0.53%) Solaris
15 4 (0.35%) SUSE
16 2 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (16.34%) ITIL
2 167 (14.67%) Project Management
3 95 (8.35%) PRINCE2
4 60 (5.27%) Workflow
5 53 (4.66%) CRM
6 51 (4.48%) Migration
7 49 (4.31%) Scrum
8 42 (3.69%) Stakeholder Management
9 37 (3.25%) Service Delivery
10 36 (3.16%) Service Management
11 35 (3.08%) Change Management
12 33 (2.90%) Time Management
13 30 (2.64%) MVC
14 29 (2.55%) Change Control
15 28 (2.46%) Programme Management
16 26 (2.28%) Business Intelligence
16 26 (2.28%) Quality Management
17 24 (2.11%) Agile Software Development
18 23 (2.02%) Document Management
18 23 (2.02%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 158 (13.88%) SQL
2 64 (5.62%) C#
3 42 (3.69%) JavaScript
4 32 (2.81%) VB
5 27 (2.37%) VB.NET
6 25 (2.20%) C
7 21 (1.85%) Java
7 21 (1.85%) T-SQL
8 18 (1.58%) PowerShell
9 15 (1.32%) VBA
10 11 (0.97%) PL/SQL
11 9 (0.79%) VB6
12 6 (0.53%) Delphi
12 6 (0.53%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.44%) Perl
13 5 (0.44%) VBScript
14 2 (0.18%) XPath
14 2 (0.18%) Jython
15 1 (0.088%) PowerHouse
15 1 (0.088%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 124 (10.90%) Security Cleared
2 92 (8.08%) SC Cleared
3 84 (7.38%) Degree
4 48 (4.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 28 (2.46%) ITIL Certification
6 22 (1.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 21 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
8 19 (1.67%) PMI Certification
9 18 (1.58%) DV Cleared
10 15 (1.32%) PMP
11 14 (1.23%) MCP
11 14 (1.23%) CCNA
12 13 (1.14%) ISEB
12 13 (1.14%) MCSE
13 12 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 10 (0.88%) MCDST
15 9 (0.79%) HND
16 8 (0.70%) MCITP
16 8 (0.70%) MCSA
17 7 (0.62%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (6.68%) SLA
2 42 (3.69%) QA
3 8 (0.70%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (0.62%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.44%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.35%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.26%) P3O
7 3 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.18%) GAAP
9 1 (0.088%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.088%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.088%) BS25999
System Software
1 311 (27.33%) Active Directory
2 44 (3.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.49%) XenApp
4 10 (0.88%) Hyper-V
5 9 (0.79%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 7 (0.62%) VMware ESX
7 5 (0.44%) ISA Server
7 5 (0.44%) KVM
8 4 (0.35%) vSphere
8 4 (0.35%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.18%) XenServer
9 2 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.088%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.088%) NFS
10 1 (0.088%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.088%) Samba
10 1 (0.088%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.088%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.088%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 59 (5.18%) SCCM
2 20 (1.76%) WSUS
3 16 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
4 15 (1.32%) Tivoli
4 15 (1.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 10 (0.88%) Backup Exec
6 7 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (0.44%) ARCserve
7 5 (0.44%) EMC NetWorker
8 4 (0.35%) SCOM
8 4 (0.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (0.26%) Unicenter
10 2 (0.18%) HP SIM
10 2 (0.18%) Puppet
10 2 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.18%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 2 (0.18%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (0.18%) MOM
10 2 (0.18%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 684 (60.11%) Microsoft
2 75 (6.59%) Cisco
3 72 (6.33%) Citrix
4 63 (5.54%) VMware
5 58 (5.10%) HP
6 51 (4.48%) Oracle
7 30 (2.64%) SAP
8 25 (2.20%) Adobe
8 25 (2.20%) Remedy
9 24 (2.11%) Apple
10 22 (1.93%) Lotus
11 21 (1.85%) McAfee
11 21 (1.85%) IBM
12 20 (1.76%) MobileIron
13 19 (1.67%) Symantec
14 15 (1.32%) Business Objects
15 14 (1.23%) Dell
16 12 (1.05%) ServiceNow
16 12 (1.05%) CA
17 11 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
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