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 24 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 23 28 23
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -5
Contract jobs citing MS Office 588 477 603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 6.30% 5.68% 5.68%
As % of the Applications category 40.95% 38.25% 41.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 151 206
Average daily rate £288 £270 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.48% -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £129 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £264 £275
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 118 130
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.75 £36.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
Applications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
1436 1247 1461
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 15.38% 14.86% 13.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 659 499 613
Average daily rate £325 £308 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.69% +0.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £163 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 218 205
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 £10.45 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £36.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
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 24 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 24 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 24 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 +6 188 £305 -6.15% 24
Surrey +1 118 £306 +49.02% 18
Hampshire +3 110 £248 -22.04% 11
Buckinghamshire -3 62 £325 +32.65% 9
Oxfordshire +11 39 £175 -46.96% 4
West Sussex -4 28 £225 -25.61% 4
Kent +12 19 £265 -2.75% 4
East Sussex -5 17 £363 +3.57% 1
Middlesex -4 6 £263 +0.76%
Sussex - 1 - - 1
M4 Corridor - - - -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 680 (60.50%) Microsoft
2 516 (45.91%) Windows
3 478 (42.53%) MS Excel
4 302 (26.87%) Active Directory
5 274 (24.38%) Windows 7
6 192 (17.08%) Finance
7 186 (16.55%) Windows XP
8 183 (16.28%) ITIL
9 163 (14.50%) SharePoint
10 162 (14.41%) Project Management
11 158 (14.06%) SQL
12 128 (11.39%) MS PowerPoint
12 128 (11.39%) Security Cleared
13 123 (10.94%) Telecoms
14 105 (9.34%) SQL Server
15 99 (8.81%) MS Project
16 94 (8.36%) SC Cleared
17 92 (8.19%) .NET
17 92 (8.19%) PRINCE2
18 89 (7.92%) MS Exchange
19 84 (7.47%) Degree
20 82 (7.30%) VPN
21 78 (6.94%) SLA
22 77 (6.85%) Windows Server 2008
23 76 (6.76%) MS Visio
24 75 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
25 73 (6.49%) LAN
25 73 (6.49%) Cisco
25 73 (6.49%) XML
25 73 (6.49%) Visual Studio

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

For the 6 months to 24 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
1 163 (14.50%) SharePoint
2 89 (7.92%) MS Exchange
3 41 (3.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 31 (2.76%) SharePoint Server
4 31 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 25 (2.22%) Lync
6 24 (2.14%) MS Project Server
7 22 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
7 22 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2003
8 21 (1.87%) IBM Notes
9 17 (1.51%) SharePoint 2010
10 13 (1.16%) IIS
11 11 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
12 10 (0.89%) CMS
13 5 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
13 5 (0.44%) Lotus Domino
13 5 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.36%) Zimbra
14 4 (0.36%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.36%) SAS
Applications
1 478 (42.53%) MS Excel
2 128 (11.39%) MS PowerPoint
3 99 (8.81%) MS Project
4 76 (6.76%) MS Visio
5 24 (2.14%) Spreadsheet
6 20 (1.78%) Photoshop
7 14 (1.25%) Adobe Illustrator
8 8 (0.71%) Fireworks
8 8 (0.71%) AutoCAD
9 7 (0.62%) Acrobat
10 6 (0.53%) QuarkXPress
10 6 (0.53%) Quicktime
11 4 (0.36%) RoboHelp
12 3 (0.27%) Adobe Captivate
13 2 (0.18%) InDesign
14 1 (0.089%) InfoPath
14 1 (0.089%) Open Workbench
14 1 (0.089%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 40 (3.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.18%) SAP SD
5 2 (0.18%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.18%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.18%) RMDS
5 2 (0.18%) Cerner Millennium
5 2 (0.18%) Line 500
6 1 (0.089%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.089%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.089%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.089%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.089%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.089%) Academy Housing
6 1 (0.089%) arcHouse
6 1 (0.089%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 29 (2.58%) Office 365
2 7 (0.62%) SaaS
3 3 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 82 (7.30%) VPN
2 73 (6.49%) LAN
3 64 (5.69%) WAN
4 44 (3.91%) TCP/IP
5 39 (3.47%) DNS
6 35 (3.11%) Wireless
7 32 (2.85%) Internet
8 31 (2.76%) Firewall
9 29 (2.58%) DHCP
10 19 (1.69%) Ethernet
10 19 (1.69%) 3G
11 18 (1.60%) FTP
11 18 (1.60%) VoIP
12 17 (1.51%) Wi-Fi
13 16 (1.42%) Intranet
14 15 (1.33%) MPLS
14 15 (1.33%) LDAP
14 15 (1.33%) 2G
15 14 (1.25%) LTE
16 13 (1.16%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (9.34%) SQL Server
2 23 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 21 (1.87%) SQL Server 2005
5 16 (1.42%) MS Access
6 15 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (1.07%) DTS
8 12 (1.07%) OLAP
8 12 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
9 11 (0.98%) SQL Server 2000
10 8 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
11 7 (0.62%) IDOL
12 5 (0.44%) Oracle Database
12 5 (0.44%) Relational Database
13 4 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (0.36%) SAS Enterprise Guide
13 4 (0.36%) Data Mining
14 3 (0.27%) MySQL
14 3 (0.27%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 73 (6.49%) Visual Studio
2 20 (1.78%) Subversion
3 14 (1.25%) Jenkins
4 13 (1.16%) Hudson
5 11 (0.98%) SpecFlow
5 11 (0.98%) Visual Studio Team System
5 11 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (0.98%) NUnit
6 10 (0.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 9 (0.80%) Dreamweaver
8 8 (0.71%) Axure RP
8 8 (0.71%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 7 (0.62%) JIRA
9 7 (0.62%) Oracle Forms
10 6 (0.53%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 4 (0.36%) QuickTest Pro
11 4 (0.36%) Bugzilla
12 3 (0.27%) StarTeam
13 2 (0.18%) ClearCase
13 2 (0.18%) Toad
General
1 192 (17.08%) Finance
2 123 (10.94%) Telecoms
3 37 (3.29%) Marketing
4 26 (2.31%) Retail
5 16 (1.42%) Publishing
6 13 (1.16%) Games
7 12 (1.07%) Automotive
8 10 (0.89%) Manufacturing
8 10 (0.89%) Banking
9 9 (0.80%) Legal
10 8 (0.71%) 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 (0.36%) Spanish Language
15 3 (0.27%) Law
15 3 (0.27%) Advertising
15 3 (0.27%) Military
16 2 (0.18%) Billing
Job Titles
1 273 (24.29%) Analyst
2 118 (10.50%) Support Engineer
3 97 (8.63%) Developer
4 93 (8.27%) Desktop Support
5 87 (7.74%) Support Analyst
6 81 (7.21%) 2nd Line Support
7 66 (5.87%) Service Analyst
8 65 (5.78%) 1st Line Support
9 61 (5.43%) Project Manager
10 58 (5.16%) Desktop Engineer
11 57 (5.07%) Service Desk Analyst
12 50 (4.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 45 (4.00%) Coordinator
14 43 (3.83%) IT Support
15 37 (3.29%) Help Desk Analyst
16 36 (3.20%) Administrator
17 35 (3.11%) .NET Developer
18 32 (2.85%) Consultant
19 27 (2.40%) Business Analyst
20 26 (2.31%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (8.19%) .NET
2 73 (6.49%) XML
3 69 (6.14%) HTML
4 60 (5.34%) ASP.NET
5 46 (4.09%) CSS
6 31 (2.76%) WCF
7 28 (2.49%) XSLT
8 25 (2.22%) WF
8 25 (2.22%) jQuery
9 21 (1.87%) HTML5
9 21 (1.87%) .NET Framework
10 18 (1.60%) Windows SharePoint Services
11 16 (1.42%) Web Services
11 16 (1.42%) CSS3
12 15 (1.33%) LINQ
13 11 (0.98%) WinForms
13 11 (0.98%) Flash
14 10 (0.89%) WSDL
15 6 (0.53%) Middleware
15 6 (0.53%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 65 (5.78%) Blackberry
2 25 (2.22%) Management Information System
3 16 (1.42%) Graphic Design
4 15 (1.33%) Statistics
4 15 (1.33%) NHS
5 14 (1.25%) E-Learning
6 12 (1.07%) Computer Science
6 12 (1.07%) GIS
7 10 (0.89%) Fat Client
7 10 (0.89%) Thin Client
8 9 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
8 9 (0.80%) iPhone
8 9 (0.80%) Smartphone
9 8 (0.71%) Handset
9 8 (0.71%) Mobile App
10 7 (0.62%) Learning Management System
10 7 (0.62%) PMI
11 5 (0.44%) EPoS
11 5 (0.44%) Mathematics
11 5 (0.44%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 516 (45.91%) Windows
2 274 (24.38%) Windows 7
3 186 (16.55%) Windows XP
4 77 (6.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 75 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 50 (4.45%) Windows 8
7 27 (2.40%) Linux
8 24 (2.14%) UNIX
8 24 (2.14%) Windows Vista
9 12 (1.07%) AIX
10 11 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (0.80%) Android
12 8 (0.71%) Apple iOS
12 8 (0.71%) Windows 2000
12 8 (0.71%) Mac OS X
13 6 (0.53%) Windows 2000 Server
13 6 (0.53%) Solaris
13 6 (0.53%) Windows Mobile
14 4 (0.36%) SUSE
15 2 (0.18%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (16.28%) ITIL
2 162 (14.41%) Project Management
3 92 (8.19%) PRINCE2
4 61 (5.43%) Workflow
5 54 (4.80%) CRM
6 49 (4.36%) Scrum
6 49 (4.36%) Migration
7 42 (3.74%) Stakeholder Management
8 38 (3.38%) Service Delivery
9 36 (3.20%) Service Management
10 34 (3.02%) Time Management
11 32 (2.85%) Change Management
12 30 (2.67%) MVC
13 28 (2.49%) Programme Management
13 28 (2.49%) Change Control
14 26 (2.31%) Business Intelligence
15 25 (2.22%) Quality Management
16 23 (2.05%) Document Management
16 23 (2.05%) Incident Management
17 22 (1.96%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 158 (14.06%) SQL
2 67 (5.96%) C#
3 42 (3.74%) JavaScript
4 31 (2.76%) VB
5 27 (2.40%) VB.NET
6 24 (2.14%) C
7 23 (2.05%) T-SQL
8 19 (1.69%) Java
9 18 (1.60%) PowerShell
10 15 (1.33%) VBA
11 11 (0.98%) PL/SQL
12 9 (0.80%) VB6
13 6 (0.53%) Shell Script
13 6 (0.53%) Delphi
14 5 (0.44%) Perl
15 4 (0.36%) VBScript
16 2 (0.18%) XPath
16 2 (0.18%) Jython
17 1 (0.089%) Lua
17 1 (0.089%) TTCN
Qualifications
1 128 (11.39%) Security Cleared
2 94 (8.36%) SC Cleared
3 84 (7.47%) Degree
4 48 (4.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 27 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
6 21 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
6 21 (1.87%) DV Cleared
7 20 (1.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 15 (1.33%) PMI Certification
9 14 (1.25%) MCP
9 14 (1.25%) CCNA
10 12 (1.07%) MCSE
10 12 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 11 (0.98%) ISEB
11 11 (0.98%) PMP
12 10 (0.89%) MCDST
13 9 (0.80%) HND
14 8 (0.71%) MCSA
14 8 (0.71%) MCITP
15 7 (0.62%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (6.94%) SLA
2 41 (3.65%) QA
3 7 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (0.62%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.53%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.44%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.36%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.27%) P3O
8 2 (0.18%) GAAP
9 1 (0.089%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.089%) BS25999
9 1 (0.089%) Solvency II
System Software
1 302 (26.87%) Active Directory
2 43 (3.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (1.42%) XenApp
4 9 (0.80%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 8 (0.71%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.53%) VMware ESX
7 5 (0.44%) ISA Server
7 5 (0.44%) KVM
8 4 (0.36%) Terminal Services
8 4 (0.36%) vSphere
9 2 (0.18%) XenServer
9 2 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.089%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.089%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.089%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.089%) NFS
10 1 (0.089%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.089%) Samba
10 1 (0.089%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 57 (5.07%) SCCM
2 19 (1.69%) WSUS
3 17 (1.51%) HP Quality Center
4 16 (1.42%) Tivoli
5 15 (1.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 11 (0.98%) Backup Exec
7 7 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (0.44%) ARCserve
8 5 (0.44%) EMC NetWorker
9 4 (0.36%) SCOM
9 4 (0.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 3 (0.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 3 (0.27%) Unicenter
11 2 (0.18%) MOM
11 2 (0.18%) CA SiteMinder
11 2 (0.18%) Tivoli Monitoring
11 2 (0.18%) HP SIM
11 2 (0.18%) Puppet
11 2 (0.18%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 1 (0.089%) Plesk
Vendors
1 680 (60.50%) Microsoft
2 73 (6.49%) Cisco
3 71 (6.32%) Citrix
4 61 (5.43%) VMware
5 56 (4.98%) HP
6 50 (4.45%) Oracle
7 31 (2.76%) SAP
8 25 (2.22%) Adobe
9 24 (2.14%) Apple
9 24 (2.14%) Remedy
10 21 (1.87%) Lotus
10 21 (1.87%) IBM
11 20 (1.78%) MobileIron
12 19 (1.69%) McAfee
13 17 (1.51%) Symantec
14 15 (1.33%) Business Objects
15 13 (1.16%) Dell
16 12 (1.07%) CA
16 12 (1.07%) ServiceNow
16 12 (1.07%) SolarWinds
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Rate: £0000 - £9999 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £140 - £200 per annum + START TOMORROW
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