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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 36 35 24
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -11
Contract jobs citing MS Office 451 467 577
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 5.25% 4.75% 6.21%
As % of the Applications category 42.59% 35.33% 39.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 211 283
Median daily rate £260 £300 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £130 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £429
UK excluding London median daily rate £282 £278 £296
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -6.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 73 82
Median hourly rate £15.63 £14.40 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.69 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.05 £19.00 £18.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.20 £13.98
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.61%
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
1059 1322 1456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.32% 13.45% 15.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 556 697 718
Median daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £165 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 130 154
Median hourly rate £19.61 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.56% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.20 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £26.65 £29.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -3.22%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing MS Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 August 2016.

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 28 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 August 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -3 129 £300 -7.69% 24
Berkshire +15 123 £275 +22.22% 7
Surrey +18 67 £208 -20.19% 19
Buckinghamshire 0 49 £143 -38.04% 8
West Sussex -16 29 £200 -33.33% 9
Oxfordshire -5 16 £200 -11.11% 14
Kent +7 15 £130 -61.62% 4
East Sussex +10 9 £200 +42.85% 5
Middlesex +1 8 £350 -11.61%
Home Counties +1 1 £285 -
Sussex - 1 £220 - 1
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MS Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 535 (58.99%) Microsoft
2 418 (46.09%) MS Excel
3 353 (38.92%) Windows
4 225 (24.81%) Active Directory
5 163 (17.97%) ITIL
6 149 (16.43%) Security Cleared
7 146 (16.10%) Windows 7
8 130 (14.33%) Finance
9 124 (13.67%) Project Management
10 108 (11.91%) MS PowerPoint
11 106 (11.69%) SC Cleared
12 95 (10.47%) Office 365
12 95 (10.47%) SQL
12 95 (10.47%) Analytical Skills
13 88 (9.70%) SharePoint
14 87 (9.59%) Telecoms
15 83 (9.15%) HP
16 82 (9.04%) MS Exchange
16 82 (9.04%) Agile Software Development
17 79 (8.71%) MS Visio
18 75 (8.27%) Windows Server
19 70 (7.72%) Stakeholder Management
19 70 (7.72%) PRINCE2
20 63 (6.95%) Windows XP
21 60 (6.62%) SLA
22 59 (6.50%) Microsoft Certification
23 57 (6.28%) TCP/IP
23 57 (6.28%) Degree
24 56 (6.17%) SCCM
25 54 (5.95%) Windows Server 2008

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 88 (9.70%) SharePoint
2 82 (9.04%) MS Exchange
3 26 (2.87%) CMS
4 21 (2.32%) Skype for Business
5 16 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2010
6 13 (1.43%) IIS
7 11 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
8 9 (0.99%) IBM Notes
9 8 (0.88%) Apache
9 8 (0.88%) Live Communications Server
10 7 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (0.55%) Documentum
11 5 (0.55%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.44%) Apache Solr
12 4 (0.44%) Apache Spark
12 4 (0.44%) Office Communications Server
13 3 (0.33%) SAS
13 3 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 418 (46.09%) MS Excel
2 108 (11.91%) MS PowerPoint
3 79 (8.71%) MS Visio
4 38 (4.19%) MS Project
5 10 (1.10%) Photoshop
6 8 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.77%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.44%) Acrobat
8 4 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.44%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.33%) InDesign
10 2 (0.22%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.22%) Mingle
10 2 (0.22%) Open Workbench
10 2 (0.22%) SOLIDWORKS
11 1 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.11%) Revit
11 1 (0.11%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 9 (0.99%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.55%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 5 (0.55%) Primavera
4 4 (0.44%) Remedy AR System
4 4 (0.44%) WebTrends
5 3 (0.33%) Aligne
5 3 (0.33%) Eloqua
5 3 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.33%) Sage X3
5 3 (0.33%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.22%) assyst
6 2 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.22%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.22%) SAP PSCD
7 1 (0.11%) Academy Housing
7 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.11%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 95 (10.47%) Office 365
2 20 (2.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.10%) Adobe Analytics
3 10 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (0.99%) Mimecast
5 7 (0.77%) SaaS
6 4 (0.44%) Google Analytics
6 4 (0.44%) OneDrive
7 3 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 2 (0.22%) IaaS
8 2 (0.22%) Trello
9 1 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
9 1 (0.11%) FinancialForce.com
9 1 (0.11%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.11%) PaaS
9 1 (0.11%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 57 (6.28%) TCP/IP
2 48 (5.29%) LAN
3 42 (4.63%) WAN
4 31 (3.42%) DNS
5 28 (3.09%) Wireless
6 26 (2.87%) DHCP
6 26 (2.87%) VPN
7 25 (2.76%) Internet
8 21 (2.32%) Skype
9 15 (1.65%) SAN
10 13 (1.43%) Firewall
11 12 (1.32%) iSCSI
12 11 (1.21%) 3G
12 11 (1.21%) LDAP
13 10 (1.10%) SMTP
14 9 (0.99%) Intranet
14 9 (0.99%) SSH
15 8 (0.88%) Ethernet
15 8 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
16 7 (0.77%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (5.29%) SQL Server
2 24 (2.65%) BusinessObjects
3 19 (2.09%) GIS
4 13 (1.43%) MS Access
5 12 (1.32%) Relational Database
6 11 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (1.10%) Oracle BI EE
7 10 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
7 10 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (0.99%) QlikView
9 7 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (0.66%) Oracle Database
10 6 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (0.55%) OLAP
12 4 (0.44%) Big Data
12 4 (0.44%) Data Mart
12 4 (0.44%) DataStage
12 4 (0.44%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 17 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (1.65%) Visual Studio
3 12 (1.32%) JIRA
4 8 (0.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 8 (0.88%) Subversion
5 5 (0.55%) Dreamweaver
6 4 (0.44%) ClearCase
6 4 (0.44%) Maven
6 4 (0.44%) Oracle APEX
6 4 (0.44%) Toad
7 3 (0.33%) ClearQuest
7 3 (0.33%) LabVIEW
7 3 (0.33%) MSI
8 2 (0.22%) Ant
8 2 (0.22%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.22%) IntelliJ
8 2 (0.22%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.22%) JIRA Agile
8 2 (0.22%) JUnit
8 2 (0.22%) PVCS
General
1 130 (14.33%) Finance
2 87 (9.59%) Telecoms
3 39 (4.30%) Marketing
4 37 (4.08%) Retail
5 23 (2.54%) Banking
6 22 (2.43%) German Language
7 19 (2.09%) Military
8 16 (1.76%) Legal
9 14 (1.54%) Advertising
10 13 (1.43%) French Language
10 13 (1.43%) Manufacturing
11 10 (1.10%) Electronics
12 8 (0.88%) Billing
13 7 (0.77%) Law
13 7 (0.77%) Spanish Language
14 5 (0.55%) Italian Language
14 5 (0.55%) Mandarin Language
14 5 (0.55%) Publishing
15 4 (0.44%) Automotive
15 4 (0.44%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 259 (28.56%) Analyst
2 87 (9.59%) Support Engineer
3 78 (8.60%) Service Analyst
4 75 (8.27%) Service Desk Analyst
5 67 (7.39%) Desktop Support
6 59 (6.50%) Support Analyst
7 54 (5.95%) Project Manager
8 51 (5.62%) Business Analyst
9 50 (5.51%) IT Support
10 46 (5.07%) 2nd Line Support
11 38 (4.19%) 1st Line Support
12 37 (4.08%) Coordinator
13 36 (3.97%) Desktop Engineer
13 36 (3.97%) Developer
14 32 (3.53%) Administrator
14 32 (3.53%) IT Analyst
15 29 (3.20%) Windows Engineer
16 28 (3.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
17 25 (2.76%) 3rd Line Support
18 21 (2.32%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (4.63%) HTML
2 36 (3.97%) CSS
3 24 (2.65%) .NET
4 15 (1.65%) HTML5
5 14 (1.54%) XML
6 12 (1.32%) jQuery
6 12 (1.32%) Web Services
7 9 (0.99%) AngularJS
8 8 (0.88%) ASP.NET
9 7 (0.77%) .NET Framework
9 7 (0.77%) SAML
9 7 (0.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 6 (0.66%) CSS3
10 6 (0.66%) Laravel
11 5 (0.55%) Apache Flex
11 5 (0.55%) COM
11 5 (0.55%) LAMP
11 5 (0.55%) OAuth2
12 4 (0.44%) DCOM
12 4 (0.44%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 95 (10.47%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (4.52%) Management Information System
3 30 (3.31%) Driving Licence
4 29 (3.20%) Blackberry
5 18 (1.98%) Smartphone
6 16 (1.76%) Smart Meter
7 15 (1.65%) Statistics
8 12 (1.32%) NHS
9 11 (1.21%) Computer Science
10 10 (1.10%) AS400
10 10 (1.10%) Handset
10 10 (1.10%) Mathematics
11 9 (0.99%) e-Learning
12 8 (0.88%) Data Centre
12 8 (0.88%) Fat Client
12 8 (0.88%) Thin Client
12 8 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
13 7 (0.77%) Clustering
13 7 (0.77%) Social Media
13 7 (0.77%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 353 (38.92%) Windows
2 146 (16.10%) Windows 7
3 75 (8.27%) Windows Server
4 63 (6.95%) Windows XP
5 54 (5.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 47 (5.18%) Windows 10
7 42 (4.63%) Windows 8
8 41 (4.52%) Windows Server 2003
9 35 (3.86%) Linux
10 33 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
11 19 (2.09%) Unix
12 12 (1.32%) Android
13 9 (0.99%) CentOS
14 8 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 7 (0.77%) Data ONTAP
15 7 (0.77%) Mac OS X
15 7 (0.77%) Windows Vista
16 6 (0.66%) Apple iOS
17 5 (0.55%) Ubuntu
18 4 (0.44%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (17.97%) ITIL
2 124 (13.67%) Project Management
3 82 (9.04%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (7.72%) PRINCE2
4 70 (7.72%) Stakeholder Management
5 49 (5.40%) Service Management
6 48 (5.29%) Change Management
6 48 (5.29%) Migration
7 37 (4.08%) Business Analysis
8 32 (3.53%) Analytics
9 30 (3.31%) ITIL V3
9 30 (3.31%) SDLC
10 28 (3.09%) Service Delivery
10 28 (3.09%) Validation
11 27 (2.98%) Continuous Improvement
11 27 (2.98%) Data Analysis
12 26 (2.87%) CRM
12 26 (2.87%) Time Management
13 25 (2.76%) Problem Management
13 25 (2.76%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 95 (10.47%) SQL
2 35 (3.86%) PowerShell
3 30 (3.31%) C
4 25 (2.76%) JavaScript
5 18 (1.98%) VB
6 17 (1.87%) C#
7 15 (1.65%) Java
8 13 (1.43%) T-SQL
9 11 (1.21%) PHP
9 11 (1.21%) Shell Script
10 9 (0.99%) Python
11 8 (0.88%) PL/SQL
12 7 (0.77%) VBA
13 6 (0.66%) VBScript
14 5 (0.55%) Perl
14 5 (0.55%) R
15 4 (0.44%) VB6
16 3 (0.33%) C++
17 2 (0.22%) Ruby
18 1 (0.11%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 149 (16.43%) Security Cleared
2 106 (11.69%) SC Cleared
3 59 (6.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 57 (6.28%) Degree
5 42 (4.63%) DV Cleared
6 37 (4.08%) MCP
7 36 (3.97%) MCSE
8 20 (2.21%) MCDST
9 18 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
10 15 (1.65%) ISEB
10 15 (1.65%) ISTQB
11 12 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 11 (1.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 10 (1.10%) HND
14 9 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
14 9 (0.99%) PMI Certification
15 8 (0.88%) MCITP
15 8 (0.88%) PMP
15 8 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 7 (0.77%) CAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (6.62%) SLA
2 13 (1.43%) Data Quality
3 10 (1.10%) QA
4 5 (0.55%) ISO 9000
4 5 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.55%) MiFID
5 4 (0.44%) GAMP
5 4 (0.44%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.22%) FATCA
6 2 (0.22%) GxP
6 2 (0.22%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.11%) EFQM
7 1 (0.11%) GAAP
7 1 (0.11%) HL7
7 1 (0.11%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.11%) ISO13485
System Software
1 225 (24.81%) Active Directory
2 34 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (2.32%) Virtual Machines
4 20 (2.21%) XenApp
5 13 (1.43%) Hyper-V
6 12 (1.32%) NFS
7 7 (0.77%) vSphere
8 6 (0.66%) VMware ESX
9 5 (0.55%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.33%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.22%) iptables
11 2 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.22%) Postfix
11 2 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.22%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.22%) XenServer
12 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 56 (6.17%) SCCM
2 17 (1.87%) WSUS
3 15 (1.65%) Backup Exec
4 14 (1.54%) NetBackup
5 13 (1.43%) Netcool
5 13 (1.43%) SCOM
6 11 (1.21%) McAfee ePO
7 10 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
7 10 (1.10%) OVSD
8 8 (0.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 8 (0.88%) Unicenter
8 8 (0.88%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 7 (0.77%) HP SIM
9 7 (0.77%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 5 (0.55%) Microsoft Intune
11 4 (0.44%) Tivoli
12 3 (0.33%) Cisco Prime
12 3 (0.33%) EMC NetWorker
12 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Clustering
12 3 (0.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 535 (58.99%) Microsoft
2 83 (9.15%) HP
3 54 (5.95%) VMware
4 52 (5.73%) Citrix
5 51 (5.62%) Oracle
6 38 (4.19%) SAP
7 26 (2.87%) Cisco
7 26 (2.87%) Remedy
8 25 (2.76%) IBM
9 23 (2.54%) Adobe
10 19 (2.09%) EMC
11 16 (1.76%) Intel Security
12 14 (1.54%) Avaya
13 12 (1.32%) Red Hat
13 12 (1.32%) Symantec
14 11 (1.21%) IFS
15 10 (1.10%) BMC
15 10 (1.10%) NetApp
15 10 (1.10%) Veritas
16 9 (0.99%) Lotus
Camberley, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £7.22 - £9.38 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
LA International
Rate: £20 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £12 to £14 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £13 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £350 - £390 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Andover
Spectrum IT
Rate: £100 - £120 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 338pd
Posted: 4 days ago