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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 36 22 29
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +7
Contract jobs citing MS Office 458 579 486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 4.62% 6.29% 5.57%
As % of the Applications category 34.62% 39.77% 39.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 286 186
Average daily rate
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£300 £289 £266
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +8.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £122 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £428 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £290 £263
% change year-on-year
+2.58% +10.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 93 98
Average hourly rate £14.20 £13.50 £14.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.55 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £19.00 £24.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.40 £14.00 £14.22
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -1.54%
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 1456 1238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 13.36% 15.81% 14.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 705 722 574
Average daily rate £330 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 166 134
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.90 £25.93 £25.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.51 £15.50 £15.38
% change year-on-year
-6.38% +0.81%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +8 153 £325 +27.45% 29
Berkshire -14 97 £225 -30.76% 23
Buckinghamshire -13 68 £249 +10.55% 15
Surrey -26 45 £260 -30.66% 27
West Sussex -13 41 £325 +136.36% 12
Oxfordshire -18 23 £225 -25.00% 27
Kent -5 15 £338 +87.50% 6
Middlesex +6 6 £396 +49.43%
East Sussex -15 6 £295 -19.72% 3
Home Counties - 1 - -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 587 (57.16%) Microsoft
2 480 (46.74%) MS Excel
3 399 (38.85%) Windows
4 232 (22.59%) Windows 7
5 206 (20.06%) Project Management
6 195 (18.99%) ITIL
7 190 (18.50%) Finance
8 189 (18.40%) Active Directory
9 177 (17.23%) Security Cleared
10 157 (15.29%) Analytical Skills
11 155 (15.09%) SQL
12 130 (12.66%) PRINCE2
13 127 (12.37%) MS PowerPoint
14 125 (12.17%) Telecoms
15 122 (11.88%) SharePoint
16 107 (10.42%) Windows XP
17 106 (10.32%) SC Cleared
18 105 (10.22%) MS Project
19 98 (9.54%) Service Management
20 94 (9.15%) Degree
21 85 (8.28%) HP
22 83 (8.08%) MS Exchange
23 78 (7.59%) SQL Server
24 75 (7.30%) MS Visio
25 74 (7.21%) Management Information System
26 73 (7.11%) Oracle
26 73 (7.11%) Citrix
27 69 (6.72%) SLA
27 69 (6.72%) Agile Software Development
28 67 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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
1 122 (11.88%) SharePoint
2 83 (8.08%) MS Exchange
3 38 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
4 34 (3.31%) Lync
5 29 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2010
6 15 (1.46%) SharePoint 2013
7 10 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
8 9 (0.88%) ArcGIS
8 9 (0.88%) IIS
9 8 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (0.68%) IBM Notes
11 6 (0.58%) SAS
11 6 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
13 3 (0.29%) Smallworld
14 2 (0.19%) CMS
14 2 (0.19%) Documentum
15 1 (0.097%) Lotus Domino
15 1 (0.097%) WebLogic
Applications
1 480 (46.74%) MS Excel
2 127 (12.37%) MS PowerPoint
3 105 (10.22%) MS Project
4 75 (7.30%) MS Visio
5 12 (1.17%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.78%) AutoCAD
6 8 (0.78%) Maya
7 6 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 5 (0.49%) Open Workbench
9 4 (0.39%) InDesign
10 3 (0.29%) OmniGraffle
10 3 (0.29%) PowerPivot
11 2 (0.19%) Siemens NX
11 2 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.19%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.19%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.58%) SAP SRM
4 5 (0.49%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 5 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.39%) Visualfiles
5 4 (0.39%) HFM
5 4 (0.39%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 4 (0.39%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.29%) SAP CCM
6 3 (0.29%) Sentinel
6 3 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.29%) Metrica
7 2 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.19%) Maximo
7 2 (0.19%) Teamcenter
7 2 (0.19%) assyst
7 2 (0.19%) CODA-Financials
7 2 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.097%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 59 (5.74%) Office 365
2 7 (0.68%) Taleo
3 6 (0.58%) SaaS
3 6 (0.58%) PaaS
4 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.19%) IaaS
6 1 (0.097%) MailChimp
6 1 (0.097%) Yammer
6 1 (0.097%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.097%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 41 (3.99%) DNS
2 37 (3.60%) Internet
3 35 (3.41%) Firewall
4 34 (3.31%) TCP/IP
5 32 (3.12%) VPN
6 31 (3.02%) ATM
6 31 (3.02%) DHCP
7 30 (2.92%) WAN
8 27 (2.63%) LAN
9 18 (1.75%) Radio Access Network
10 17 (1.66%) Intranet
11 16 (1.56%) VoIP
12 15 (1.46%) 3G
12 15 (1.46%) Wireless
13 14 (1.36%) LDAP
14 12 (1.17%) Ethernet
15 11 (1.07%) SAN
15 11 (1.07%) 4G
16 10 (0.97%) LTE
17 7 (0.68%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (7.59%) SQL Server
2 28 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
3 26 (2.53%) Oracle Database
4 15 (1.46%) Data Mining
4 15 (1.46%) DB2
4 15 (1.46%) MS Access
4 15 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (1.36%) DB2 UDB
6 13 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
7 10 (0.97%) QlikView
7 10 (0.97%) Relational Database
8 9 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (0.78%) Crystal Reports
9 8 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (0.68%) OLAP
10 7 (0.68%) PowerCenter
10 7 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 18 (1.75%) Visual Studio
2 9 (0.88%) Toad
3 6 (0.58%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (0.29%) NetBeans
4 3 (0.29%) StarTeam
4 3 (0.29%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 3 (0.29%) Axure RP
5 2 (0.19%) Wise Package Studio
5 2 (0.19%) XMLSpy
5 2 (0.19%) JIRA
5 2 (0.19%) Selenium
6 1 (0.097%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.097%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.097%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.097%) MSBuild
General
1 190 (18.50%) Finance
2 125 (12.17%) Telecoms
3 35 (3.41%) Retail
4 32 (3.12%) Banking
5 24 (2.34%) Marketing
6 23 (2.24%) Electronics
7 20 (1.95%) Manufacturing
8 13 (1.27%) Publishing
9 12 (1.17%) Legal
10 11 (1.07%) Back Office
11 9 (0.88%) French Language
12 7 (0.68%) Billing
12 7 (0.68%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.58%) Military
13 6 (0.58%) Advertising
13 6 (0.58%) German Language
14 5 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.49%) Law
15 4 (0.39%) Automotive
16 3 (0.29%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 305 (29.70%) Analyst
2 98 (9.54%) Project Manager
3 80 (7.79%) Support Engineer
4 79 (7.69%) Service Analyst
5 73 (7.11%) Service Desk Analyst
6 66 (6.43%) Support Analyst
7 60 (5.84%) 1st Line Support
8 55 (5.36%) Desktop Support
9 53 (5.16%) 2nd Line Support
10 49 (4.77%) Coordinator
11 44 (4.28%) Developer
11 44 (4.28%) Desktop Engineer
12 36 (3.51%) Data Analyst
13 34 (3.31%) Administrator
14 31 (3.02%) Business Analyst
15 30 (2.92%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 25 (2.43%) Project Coordinator
17 23 (2.24%) Architect
18 21 (2.04%) IT Support
19 20 (1.95%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (3.99%) .NET
2 35 (3.41%) HTML
3 28 (2.73%) XML
4 20 (1.95%) CSS
5 15 (1.46%) ASP.NET
6 13 (1.27%) SOAP
6 13 (1.27%) Web Services
7 8 (0.78%) HTML5
8 7 (0.68%) WCF
9 5 (0.49%) jQuery
9 5 (0.49%) Ajax
9 5 (0.49%) CSS3
10 3 (0.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (0.29%) Application Packaging
10 3 (0.29%) XSL
10 3 (0.29%) XHTML
10 3 (0.29%) ODBC
11 2 (0.19%) Middleware
11 2 (0.19%) EDI
11 2 (0.19%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 157 (15.29%) Analytical Skills
2 74 (7.21%) Management Information System
3 34 (3.31%) Data Centre
4 25 (2.43%) PMI
4 25 (2.43%) Computer Science
5 24 (2.34%) Statistics
6 18 (1.75%) Blackberry
7 16 (1.56%) NHS
7 16 (1.56%) Economics
8 13 (1.27%) Smart Meter
9 11 (1.07%) EPoS
9 11 (1.07%) GIS
10 10 (0.97%) PKI
11 9 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (0.88%) User Experience
11 9 (0.88%) Data Structures
12 8 (0.78%) Data Extraction
12 8 (0.78%) Social Media
12 8 (0.78%) Smartphone
13 7 (0.68%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 399 (38.85%) Windows
2 232 (22.59%) Windows 7
3 107 (10.42%) Windows XP
4 66 (6.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 61 (5.94%) Windows 8
6 54 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 46 (4.48%) Linux
8 29 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
9 23 (2.24%) UNIX
10 14 (1.36%) Windows 2000
11 11 (1.07%) Solaris
11 11 (1.07%) Windows Vista
12 9 (0.88%) Android
12 9 (0.88%) Mac OS X
13 8 (0.78%) Apple iOS
14 7 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
14 7 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 6 (0.58%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.29%) AIX
16 3 (0.29%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (20.06%) Project Management
2 195 (18.99%) ITIL
3 130 (12.66%) PRINCE2
4 98 (9.54%) Service Management
5 69 (6.72%) Agile Software Development
6 67 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 59 (5.74%) Migration
8 55 (5.36%) Change Management
9 45 (4.38%) Incident Management
10 44 (4.28%) Change Control
11 42 (4.09%) Business Intelligence
12 39 (3.80%) ITSM
13 32 (3.12%) Data Analysis
14 31 (3.02%) Programme Management
15 29 (2.82%) Coaching
16 28 (2.73%) Time Management
17 27 (2.63%) Business Analysis
18 26 (2.53%) Project Planning
18 26 (2.53%) Risk Management
18 26 (2.53%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 155 (15.09%) SQL
2 33 (3.21%) VB
3 30 (2.92%) PowerShell
4 26 (2.53%) C
5 21 (2.04%) C#
6 14 (1.36%) JavaScript
6 14 (1.36%) VBA
7 11 (1.07%) Java
7 11 (1.07%) T-SQL
8 9 (0.88%) VBScript
9 8 (0.78%) Perl
9 8 (0.78%) VB.NET
10 7 (0.68%) C++
10 7 (0.68%) PL/SQL
11 4 (0.39%) Python
11 4 (0.39%) VB6
12 3 (0.29%) MapBasic
13 2 (0.19%) PHP
13 2 (0.19%) R
14 1 (0.097%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 177 (17.23%) Security Cleared
2 106 (10.32%) SC Cleared
3 94 (9.15%) Degree
4 48 (4.67%) DV Cleared
5 44 (4.28%) PMI Certification
6 42 (4.09%) PMP
7 41 (3.99%) Microsoft Certification
8 25 (2.43%) ISEB
8 25 (2.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 23 (2.24%) MCSE
9 23 (2.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 20 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
11 18 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
12 15 (1.46%) CISSP
13 14 (1.36%) ISTQB
13 14 (1.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 13 (1.27%) MCTS
14 13 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 13 (1.27%) MCP
15 12 (1.17%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (6.72%) SLA
2 29 (2.82%) QA
3 10 (0.97%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.78%) ISO 9001
5 7 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.49%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.39%) P3O
8 3 (0.29%) GAAP
8 3 (0.29%) BS15000
8 3 (0.29%) TickIT
8 3 (0.29%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.19%) BS7799
9 2 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.19%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.19%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.097%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 189 (18.40%) Active Directory
2 40 (3.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (2.92%) XenApp
4 18 (1.75%) XenDesktop
5 15 (1.46%) Hyper-V
5 15 (1.46%) VMware ESX
6 10 (0.97%) vSphere
7 6 (0.58%) Terminal Services
8 5 (0.49%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (0.19%) XenServer
10 2 (0.19%) UAG
11 1 (0.097%) NFS
Systems Management
1 46 (4.48%) SCCM
2 24 (2.34%) OVSD
3 15 (1.46%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 9 (0.88%) SCOM
5 6 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (0.58%) EMC NetWorker
5 6 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (0.49%) Backup Exec
6 5 (0.49%) WSUS
7 4 (0.39%) OpenView
7 4 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (0.39%) Nagios
8 3 (0.29%) CA Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 3 (0.29%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.29%) CA Spectrum
8 3 (0.29%) NSN NetAct
8 3 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.29%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (0.19%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 587 (57.16%) Microsoft
2 85 (8.28%) HP
3 73 (7.11%) Citrix
3 73 (7.11%) Oracle
4 65 (6.33%) VMware
5 51 (4.97%) SAP
6 35 (3.41%) Remedy
7 28 (2.73%) Cisco
8 23 (2.24%) Symantec
9 20 (1.95%) Adobe
10 17 (1.66%) Cognos
11 16 (1.56%) Huawei
12 15 (1.46%) IBM
12 15 (1.46%) Ericsson
13 14 (1.36%) Informatica
14 13 (1.27%) Nokia
14 13 (1.27%) EMC
14 13 (1.27%) OpenText
14 13 (1.27%) Ventyx
15 12 (1.17%) McAfee
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