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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 34 25 26
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +1
Contract jobs citing MS Office 497 608 522
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 5.31% 6.68% 6.26%
As % of the Applications category 37.57% 40.21% 41.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 266 189
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -0.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £124 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £253 £275
% change year-on-year
+14.85% -8.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 90 130
Average hourly rate £13.75 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.30 £25.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.70 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-2.14% -
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
1323 1512 1251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 14.13% 16.62% 15.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 641 721 549
Average daily rate £350 £325 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +2.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £146 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 139 195
Average hourly rate £14.30 £15.75 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.20% +1.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.08 £10.00 £10.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.12 £35.20 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 1 July 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
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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
Hampshire +1 136 £330 +10.00% 17
Berkshire -4 131 £325 -10.22% 23
Buckinghamshire +1 81 £277 -11.36% 14
Surrey -30 47 £368 +33.63% 19
Oxfordshire -18 33 £150 -21.05% 12
West Sussex -31 25 £370 +64.44% 3
Kent -15 14 £165 -5.71% 10
East Sussex -15 13 £475 +268.93% 7
Middlesex +4 11 £325 -7.14% 1
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 642 (56.12%) Microsoft
2 526 (45.98%) MS Excel
3 424 (37.06%) Windows
4 255 (22.29%) Windows 7
5 229 (20.02%) Active Directory
6 212 (18.53%) ITIL
6 212 (18.53%) Finance
7 203 (17.74%) Project Management
8 198 (17.31%) Security Cleared
9 156 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
10 149 (13.02%) SQL
11 138 (12.06%) SC Cleared
12 135 (11.80%) MS Project
12 135 (11.80%) PRINCE2
13 134 (11.71%) MS PowerPoint
14 127 (11.10%) Telecoms
15 124 (10.84%) Windows XP
16 111 (9.70%) SharePoint
17 110 (9.62%) Degree
18 108 (9.44%) Service Management
19 98 (8.57%) HP
20 88 (7.69%) MS Visio
21 86 (7.52%) MS Exchange
22 79 (6.91%) Stakeholder Management
23 74 (6.47%) Oracle
24 71 (6.21%) SLA
24 71 (6.21%) Migration
25 70 (6.12%) Agile Software Development
26 68 (5.94%) VMware
26 68 (5.94%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 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
1 111 (9.70%) SharePoint
2 86 (7.52%) MS Exchange
3 33 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2007
4 32 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2010
5 27 (2.36%) Lync
6 15 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
7 14 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
8 13 (1.14%) IIS
9 12 (1.05%) IBM Notes
9 12 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 12 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2003
10 7 (0.61%) Confluence
10 7 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (0.52%) SAS
12 5 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (0.44%) ArcGIS
13 2 (0.17%) Smallworld
13 2 (0.17%) CMS
14 1 (0.087%) Oracle Application Server
14 1 (0.087%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 526 (45.98%) MS Excel
2 135 (11.80%) MS Project
3 134 (11.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 88 (7.69%) MS Visio
5 20 (1.75%) AutoCAD
6 18 (1.57%) Spreadsheet
7 10 (0.87%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 5 (0.44%) Open Workbench
9 4 (0.35%) InDesign
10 3 (0.26%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.17%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.087%) PowerPivot
12 1 (0.087%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 12 (1.05%) SAP SRM
2 8 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.44%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 4 (0.35%) HFM
5 4 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 3 (0.26%) Visualfiles
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.17%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.17%) Maximo
7 2 (0.17%) CODA-Financials
8 1 (0.087%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.087%) Agresso
8 1 (0.087%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.087%) Oracle iRecruitment
8 1 (0.087%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.087%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 52 (4.55%) Office 365
2 5 (0.44%) PaaS
3 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.087%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.087%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.087%) IaaS
4 1 (0.087%) Yammer
4 1 (0.087%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 39 (3.41%) VPN
1 39 (3.41%) DNS
1 39 (3.41%) Internet
2 37 (3.23%) TCP/IP
3 34 (2.97%) ATM
4 30 (2.62%) Firewall
5 28 (2.45%) LAN
5 28 (2.45%) WAN
6 26 (2.27%) DHCP
7 20 (1.75%) Wireless
8 18 (1.57%) Intranet
9 15 (1.31%) 3G
9 15 (1.31%) VoIP
9 15 (1.31%) Wi-Fi
10 14 (1.22%) Ethernet
10 14 (1.22%) LDAP
10 14 (1.22%) SAN
11 12 (1.05%) 4G
12 9 (0.79%) Radio Access Network
13 8 (0.70%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (5.94%) SQL Server
2 26 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (1.75%) Oracle Database
4 15 (1.31%) DB2
4 15 (1.31%) BusinessObjects
4 15 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (1.22%) DB2 UDB
6 13 (1.14%) Data Mining
7 11 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
8 10 (0.87%) MS Access
9 9 (0.79%) PowerCenter
10 8 (0.70%) QlikView
11 6 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (0.52%) Oracle ODI
12 5 (0.44%) TKPROF
12 5 (0.44%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 23 (2.01%) Visual Studio
2 10 (0.87%) Jenkins
3 8 (0.70%) JIRA
4 7 (0.61%) Maven
4 7 (0.61%) JMeter
4 7 (0.61%) HP UFT
4 7 (0.61%) JUnit
4 7 (0.61%) SoapUI
4 7 (0.61%) RSpec
4 7 (0.61%) Cucumber
5 6 (0.52%) Oracle Forms
6 5 (0.44%) Toad
7 3 (0.26%) LabVIEW
7 3 (0.26%) NetBeans
7 3 (0.26%) Subversion
7 3 (0.26%) StarTeam
7 3 (0.26%) Wise Package Studio
7 3 (0.26%) Trac
8 2 (0.17%) MSBuild
8 2 (0.17%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 212 (18.53%) Finance
2 127 (11.10%) Telecoms
3 41 (3.58%) Retail
4 36 (3.15%) Marketing
5 28 (2.45%) Electronics
6 26 (2.27%) Banking
7 23 (2.01%) Publishing
8 22 (1.92%) Legal
9 17 (1.49%) Manufacturing
10 15 (1.31%) Financial Institution
11 13 (1.14%) Advertising
12 9 (0.79%) Multimedia
12 9 (0.79%) German Language
13 8 (0.70%) Back Office
14 6 (0.52%) French Language
15 5 (0.44%) Automotive
16 4 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.35%) Billing
16 4 (0.35%) Military
16 4 (0.35%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 316 (27.62%) Analyst
2 96 (8.39%) Project Manager
2 96 (8.39%) Support Engineer
3 82 (7.17%) Support Analyst
4 69 (6.03%) 1st Line Support
4 69 (6.03%) Service Analyst
5 66 (5.77%) Service Desk Analyst
6 56 (4.90%) Coordinator
7 55 (4.81%) Developer
7 55 (4.81%) Desktop Support
8 54 (4.72%) 2nd Line Support
9 48 (4.20%) Desktop Engineer
10 41 (3.58%) Administrator
11 35 (3.06%) Data Analyst
12 33 (2.88%) IT Support
13 30 (2.62%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 25 (2.19%) Business Analyst
14 25 (2.19%) 1st Line Support Analyst
15 23 (2.01%) Help Desk Support
16 22 (1.92%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (4.20%) .NET
2 40 (3.50%) XML
3 37 (3.23%) HTML
4 15 (1.31%) CSS
4 15 (1.31%) SOAP
4 15 (1.31%) Web Services
5 12 (1.05%) ASP.NET
6 8 (0.70%) .NET Framework
7 7 (0.61%) JSON
7 7 (0.61%) WCF
7 7 (0.61%) REST
8 6 (0.52%) XHTML
9 5 (0.44%) XSL
9 5 (0.44%) XSLT
9 5 (0.44%) jQuery
9 5 (0.44%) Application Packaging
9 5 (0.44%) Ajax
10 4 (0.35%) ASP.NET 2.0
10 4 (0.35%) HTML5
11 3 (0.26%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 156 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (4.81%) Management Information System
3 30 (2.62%) Data Centre
4 29 (2.53%) NHS
5 22 (1.92%) Blackberry
5 22 (1.92%) Statistics
6 19 (1.66%) PMI
7 18 (1.57%) Computer Science
8 16 (1.40%) User Experience
9 13 (1.14%) EPoS
10 10 (0.87%) Economics
11 9 (0.79%) Smart Meter
11 9 (0.79%) Social Media
12 8 (0.70%) FMCG
12 8 (0.70%) E-Learning
13 7 (0.61%) PKI
13 7 (0.61%) Smartphone
13 7 (0.61%) GIS
13 7 (0.61%) Digital Media
14 6 (0.52%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 424 (37.06%) Windows
2 255 (22.29%) Windows 7
3 124 (10.84%) Windows XP
4 66 (5.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 52 (4.55%) Windows 8
6 49 (4.28%) Windows Server 2003
7 46 (4.02%) Linux
8 28 (2.45%) UNIX
9 21 (1.84%) Windows Server 2012
10 17 (1.49%) Solaris
11 11 (0.96%) Android
12 10 (0.87%) Windows 2000
13 9 (0.79%) Mac OS X
14 8 (0.70%) Windows Vista
14 8 (0.70%) Apple iOS
14 8 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 6 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
16 5 (0.44%) CentOS
16 5 (0.44%) Ubuntu
17 4 (0.35%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (18.53%) ITIL
2 203 (17.74%) Project Management
3 135 (11.80%) PRINCE2
4 108 (9.44%) Service Management
5 79 (6.91%) Stakeholder Management
6 71 (6.21%) Migration
7 70 (6.12%) Agile Software Development
8 54 (4.72%) Change Management
9 45 (3.93%) Change Control
10 43 (3.76%) Incident Management
11 37 (3.23%) Time Management
12 35 (3.06%) ITSM
12 35 (3.06%) Business Intelligence
12 35 (3.06%) Data Analysis
13 33 (2.88%) Project Planning
14 31 (2.71%) Service Delivery
15 30 (2.62%) Matrix Management
16 27 (2.36%) Programme Management
17 26 (2.27%) Risk Management
18 25 (2.19%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 149 (13.02%) SQL
2 38 (3.32%) VB
3 30 (2.62%) PowerShell
4 27 (2.36%) VBA
4 27 (2.36%) Java
5 22 (1.92%) C
5 22 (1.92%) C#
6 12 (1.05%) T-SQL
6 12 (1.05%) JavaScript
7 11 (0.96%) C++
8 8 (0.70%) Ruby
9 7 (0.61%) VBScript
10 6 (0.52%) Python
10 6 (0.52%) PL/SQL
10 6 (0.52%) VB6
11 4 (0.35%) Perl
12 3 (0.26%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.17%) PHP
14 1 (0.087%) ABAP
14 1 (0.087%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 198 (17.31%) Security Cleared
2 138 (12.06%) SC Cleared
3 110 (9.62%) Degree
4 59 (5.16%) DV Cleared
5 43 (3.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 34 (2.97%) PMI Certification
7 32 (2.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 30 (2.62%) PMP
9 24 (2.10%) MCSE
10 23 (2.01%) ISEB
11 21 (1.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 20 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
13 19 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
14 17 (1.49%) ISTQB
14 17 (1.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 14 (1.22%) CCNA
15 14 (1.22%) MCSA
15 14 (1.22%) HND
16 13 (1.14%) MCP
16 13 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (6.21%) SLA
2 31 (2.71%) QA
3 16 (1.40%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.44%) Solvency II
5 4 (0.35%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.26%) GAAP
6 3 (0.26%) TickIT
6 3 (0.26%) P3O
7 2 (0.17%) PMBOK
7 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.087%) GCP
8 1 (0.087%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.087%) BS15000
System Software
1 229 (20.02%) Active Directory
2 40 (3.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (1.92%) XenApp
4 18 (1.57%) VMware ESX
5 16 (1.40%) Hyper-V
6 14 (1.22%) XenDesktop
7 10 (0.87%) vSphere
8 8 (0.70%) Samba
9 5 (0.44%) NFS
9 5 (0.44%) Forefront TMG
9 5 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.35%) BitLocker
11 3 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.17%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 50 (4.37%) SCCM
2 33 (2.88%) OVSD
3 12 (1.05%) OpenView
4 11 (0.96%) SCOM
4 11 (0.96%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 8 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
5 8 (0.70%) Puppet
6 7 (0.61%) Vagrant
6 7 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (0.44%) WSUS
7 5 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (0.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 3 (0.26%) Nagios
9 3 (0.26%) ARCserve
9 3 (0.26%) Unicenter
9 3 (0.26%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.26%) HP Data Protector
10 2 (0.17%) HP SIM
10 2 (0.17%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 642 (56.12%) Microsoft
2 98 (8.57%) HP
3 74 (6.47%) Oracle
4 68 (5.94%) VMware
5 67 (5.86%) SAP
5 67 (5.86%) Citrix
6 32 (2.80%) Cisco
7 23 (2.01%) Remedy
8 21 (1.84%) Symantec
8 21 (1.84%) Business Objects
9 20 (1.75%) Adobe
10 14 (1.22%) IBM
10 14 (1.22%) Cognos
10 14 (1.22%) Ericsson
10 14 (1.22%) Apple
10 14 (1.22%) TOWER Software
10 14 (1.22%) McAfee
11 12 (1.05%) Lotus
11 12 (1.05%) Informatica
11 12 (1.05%) Ariba
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