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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 22 31 27
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -4
Contract jobs citing MS Office 594 476 603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 6.41% 5.44% 5.99%
As % of the Applications category 40.24% 39.47% 40.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 182 208
Average daily rate
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£275 £265 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% +0.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £140 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £401 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £286 £250 £263
% change year-on-year
+14.50% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 92 125
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.03 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.99 £19.90 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
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
1476 1206 1484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 15.92% 13.79% 14.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 733 558 619
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £147 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £436 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 130 183
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.24 £25.15 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.01 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+0.08% -3.22%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 16 September 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
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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 +4 157 £325 +16.07% 35
Hampshire +9 116 £240 -22.58% 27
Surrey +12 97 £350 +45.83% 31
Buckinghamshire +3 74 £189 +7.85% 20
West Sussex +16 66 £145 -55.38% 7
Oxfordshire -13 27 £256 +83.03% 15
East Sussex -1 26 £368 +13.07% 3
Kent -3 22 £194 +1.97% 8
Middlesex -9 6 £265 -3.63% 2
Isle of Wight - - - - 1
M4 Corridor - - - -
Thames Valley - - - -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 735 (60.89%) Microsoft
2 521 (43.16%) Windows
3 513 (42.50%) MS Excel
4 303 (25.10%) Active Directory
5 288 (23.86%) Windows 7
6 204 (16.90%) ITIL
7 202 (16.74%) Finance
8 174 (14.42%) Windows XP
9 161 (13.34%) Project Management
10 154 (12.76%) Telecoms
11 147 (12.18%) Security Cleared
12 138 (11.43%) MS PowerPoint
13 136 (11.27%) SharePoint
14 128 (10.60%) SQL
15 120 (9.94%) MS Project
16 118 (9.78%) MS Exchange
17 115 (9.53%) PRINCE2
18 104 (8.62%) MS Visio
18 104 (8.62%) SC Cleared
19 99 (8.20%) Windows Server 2003
19 99 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
20 93 (7.71%) Degree
21 87 (7.21%) Citrix
22 78 (6.46%) HP
23 75 (6.21%) Oracle
24 72 (5.97%) Windows Server 2008
25 69 (5.72%) Microsoft Certification
26 68 (5.63%) Stakeholder Management
27 63 (5.22%) Agile Software Development
28 62 (5.14%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 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
1 136 (11.27%) SharePoint
2 118 (9.78%) MS Exchange
3 31 (2.57%) IBM Notes
4 28 (2.32%) SharePoint Server
5 27 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2003
6 26 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2007
7 24 (1.99%) Lync
7 24 (1.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 23 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2010
9 20 (1.66%) IIS
10 11 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
11 10 (0.83%) CMS
12 8 (0.66%) MS Project Server
13 7 (0.58%) SAS
13 7 (0.58%) Lotus Domino
14 5 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
15 4 (0.33%) WebLogic
15 4 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2000
15 4 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
15 4 (0.33%) Magnolia
Applications
1 513 (42.50%) MS Excel
2 138 (11.43%) MS PowerPoint
3 120 (9.94%) MS Project
4 104 (8.62%) MS Visio
5 21 (1.74%) Spreadsheet
6 14 (1.16%) AutoCAD
7 12 (0.99%) Photoshop
8 9 (0.75%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.25%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.17%) Open Workbench
11 1 (0.083%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.083%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 24 (1.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.25%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (0.25%) SAP CO
4 3 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.17%) SAP IS-U
5 2 (0.17%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.083%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.083%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.083%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.083%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.083%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.083%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.083%) SAP SEM
6 1 (0.083%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 33 (2.73%) Office 365
2 7 (0.58%) SaaS
3 2 (0.17%) IBM Blueworks
3 2 (0.17%) Taleo
3 2 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 60 (4.97%) TCP/IP
2 51 (4.23%) LAN
3 46 (3.81%) DNS
3 46 (3.81%) Firewall
4 43 (3.56%) Internet
5 38 (3.15%) VPN
5 38 (3.15%) WAN
6 34 (2.82%) SAN
7 31 (2.57%) DHCP
8 26 (2.15%) Wireless
9 15 (1.24%) VoIP
9 15 (1.24%) LDAP
10 13 (1.08%) Radio Access Network
11 12 (0.99%) LTE
11 12 (0.99%) 3G
12 11 (0.91%) Intranet
13 10 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
13 10 (0.83%) 2G
14 9 (0.75%) Ethernet
15 7 (0.58%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (5.14%) SQL Server
2 20 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (1.57%) SQL Server 2005
4 18 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
5 16 (1.33%) DTS
5 16 (1.33%) MS Access
6 15 (1.24%) OLAP
6 15 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (1.16%) Relational Database
7 14 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
8 13 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 11 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
9 11 (0.91%) IDOL
10 8 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (0.66%) MySQL
10 8 (0.66%) Oracle Database
11 7 (0.58%) QlikView
12 5 (0.41%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 5 (0.41%) SAS Data Integration Studio
13 4 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 52 (4.31%) Visual Studio
2 11 (0.91%) StarTeam
2 11 (0.91%) Axure RP
3 9 (0.75%) Subversion
4 5 (0.41%) JIRA
4 5 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 5 (0.41%) ClearCase
5 4 (0.33%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (0.33%) JMeter
6 3 (0.25%) Maven
6 3 (0.25%) Cucumber
6 3 (0.25%) Wise Package Studio
6 3 (0.25%) SoapUI
6 3 (0.25%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 3 (0.25%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.25%) Zephyr
6 3 (0.25%) JUnit
6 3 (0.25%) Selenium
6 3 (0.25%) FitNesse
6 3 (0.25%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 202 (16.74%) Finance
2 154 (12.76%) Telecoms
3 35 (2.90%) Marketing
4 22 (1.82%) Retail
5 19 (1.57%) Banking
6 18 (1.49%) Legal
7 15 (1.24%) Law
8 13 (1.08%) Manufacturing
8 13 (1.08%) Advertising
8 13 (1.08%) Publishing
9 12 (0.99%) Military
9 12 (0.99%) Automotive
9 12 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
10 11 (0.91%) Billing
11 9 (0.75%) Back Office
11 9 (0.75%) Electronics
12 8 (0.66%) German Language
13 6 (0.50%) Korean Language
14 5 (0.41%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 321 (26.59%) Analyst
2 113 (9.36%) Support Engineer
3 105 (8.70%) Support Analyst
4 88 (7.29%) Desktop Support
5 87 (7.21%) 2nd Line Support
6 85 (7.04%) Developer
7 74 (6.13%) 1st Line Support
8 66 (5.47%) Service Analyst
9 63 (5.22%) Administrator
9 63 (5.22%) Project Manager
9 63 (5.22%) Service Desk Analyst
10 60 (4.97%) Coordinator
11 49 (4.06%) Desktop Engineer
11 49 (4.06%) IT Support
12 45 (3.73%) Help Desk Support
13 42 (3.48%) Help Desk Analyst
14 33 (2.73%) Business Analyst
14 33 (2.73%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 31 (2.57%) Project Coordinator
16 30 (2.49%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (4.97%) XML
2 54 (4.47%) .NET
3 42 (3.48%) ASP.NET
4 27 (2.24%) HTML
5 23 (1.91%) Web Services
6 20 (1.66%) CSS
7 19 (1.57%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 17 (1.41%) XSLT
9 15 (1.24%) .NET Framework
9 15 (1.24%) WCF
10 13 (1.08%) WF
11 11 (0.91%) Flash
12 10 (0.83%) WSDL
13 9 (0.75%) jQuery
14 6 (0.50%) Middleware
15 4 (0.33%) Application Packaging
15 4 (0.33%) Software Packaging
15 4 (0.33%) HTML5
15 4 (0.33%) Oracle Fusion
16 3 (0.25%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 99 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (5.05%) Blackberry
3 46 (3.81%) Management Information System
4 18 (1.49%) User Experience
5 17 (1.41%) Mobile App
6 15 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
7 14 (1.16%) Fat Client
7 14 (1.16%) Thin Client
8 13 (1.08%) iPad
9 12 (0.99%) NHS
10 11 (0.91%) Smartphone
11 9 (0.75%) Visualisation
11 9 (0.75%) iPhone
12 8 (0.66%) Statistics
12 8 (0.66%) Computer Science
13 7 (0.58%) PMI
13 7 (0.58%) GIS
14 6 (0.50%) E-Learning
15 5 (0.41%) CMDB
16 4 (0.33%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 521 (43.16%) Windows
2 288 (23.86%) Windows 7
3 174 (14.42%) Windows XP
4 99 (8.20%) Windows Server 2003
5 72 (5.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 62 (5.14%) Windows 8
7 35 (2.90%) Linux
8 26 (2.15%) UNIX
9 20 (1.66%) Android
10 18 (1.49%) Windows Vista
10 18 (1.49%) Apple iOS
11 16 (1.33%) Windows 2000
12 13 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
13 11 (0.91%) Mac OS X
13 11 (0.91%) Solaris
14 5 (0.41%) Windows Phone
15 4 (0.33%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
17 2 (0.17%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (16.90%) ITIL
2 161 (13.34%) Project Management
3 115 (9.53%) PRINCE2
4 68 (5.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 63 (5.22%) Agile Software Development
6 49 (4.06%) Migration
7 45 (3.73%) Service Delivery
8 41 (3.40%) Validation
9 40 (3.31%) Workflow
9 40 (3.31%) Document Management
9 40 (3.31%) Service Management
10 37 (3.07%) Change Management
11 36 (2.98%) Time Management
12 35 (2.90%) CRM
13 32 (2.65%) Quality Management
13 32 (2.65%) Incident Management
14 29 (2.40%) Configuration Management
14 29 (2.40%) Data Analysis
15 28 (2.32%) Programme Management
15 28 (2.32%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 128 (10.60%) SQL
2 51 (4.23%) C#
3 26 (2.15%) C
4 21 (1.74%) VBA
5 20 (1.66%) Java
6 19 (1.57%) T-SQL
7 15 (1.24%) VB.NET
8 14 (1.16%) PL/SQL
8 14 (1.16%) JavaScript
9 11 (0.91%) VB
10 8 (0.66%) Perl
10 8 (0.66%) Delphi
11 7 (0.58%) PowerShell
12 6 (0.50%) C++
13 5 (0.41%) VB6
14 2 (0.17%) ABAP
14 2 (0.17%) VBScript
14 2 (0.17%) Python
14 2 (0.17%) SAPscript
15 1 (0.083%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 147 (12.18%) Security Cleared
2 104 (8.62%) SC Cleared
3 93 (7.71%) Degree
4 69 (5.72%) Microsoft Certification
5 39 (3.23%) MCSE
6 35 (2.90%) DV Cleared
7 30 (2.49%) MCP
8 24 (1.99%) Cisco Certification
9 23 (1.91%) PMI Certification
10 21 (1.74%) CCNA
10 21 (1.74%) ISTQB
11 20 (1.66%) MOS
12 19 (1.57%) PMP
13 16 (1.33%) ISEB
14 15 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 15 (1.24%) MCDST
15 14 (1.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 13 (1.08%) CISSP
16 13 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
16 13 (1.08%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (4.89%) SLA
2 56 (4.64%) QA
3 20 (1.66%) ISO 9001
4 13 (1.08%) Data Quality
5 11 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.25%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.17%) COBIT
8 2 (0.17%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.17%) P3O
9 1 (0.083%) GAAP
System Software
1 303 (25.10%) Active Directory
2 37 (3.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (1.16%) VMware ESX
4 13 (1.08%) XenApp
5 12 (0.99%) Terminal Services
6 11 (0.91%) vSphere
7 8 (0.66%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 6 (0.50%) Hyper-V
9 5 (0.41%) Xen
10 4 (0.33%) NLBS
10 4 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.17%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.083%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.083%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 59 (4.89%) SCCM
2 21 (1.74%) HP Quality Center
3 14 (1.16%) Backup Exec
4 12 (0.99%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 11 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
6 10 (0.83%) Nessus
7 7 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 5 (0.41%) Unicenter
8 5 (0.41%) Tivoli
8 5 (0.41%) HP SIM
9 4 (0.33%) HP Data Protector
9 4 (0.33%) WSUS
9 4 (0.33%) ARCserve
10 3 (0.25%) WhatsUp Gold
10 3 (0.25%) MOM
10 3 (0.25%) Puppet
10 3 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.25%) Vagrant
10 3 (0.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.083%) Check_MK
Vendors
1 735 (60.89%) Microsoft
2 87 (7.21%) Citrix
3 78 (6.46%) HP
4 75 (6.21%) Oracle
5 51 (4.23%) Cisco
6 48 (3.98%) VMware
7 40 (3.31%) SAP
8 35 (2.90%) Lotus
9 21 (1.74%) Apple
10 20 (1.66%) Remedy
11 18 (1.49%) Symantec
12 17 (1.41%) Business Objects
12 17 (1.41%) Adobe
13 15 (1.24%) Dell
13 15 (1.24%) McAfee
14 14 (1.16%) Borland
14 14 (1.16%) Veeam
15 12 (0.99%) CA
16 11 (0.91%) Meridio
17 10 (0.83%) IBM
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