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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 29 30 29
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Office 582 453 520
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 6.01% 5.36% 5.58%
As % of the Applications category 39.43% 37.04% 40.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 165 173
Average daily rate
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£230 £284 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.94% +9.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £134 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £427 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £268 £245 £252
% change year-on-year
+9.48% -2.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 106 148
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £17.92 £25.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.70 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+5.83% -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
1476 1223 1297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 15.24% 14.48% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 718 567 520
Average daily rate £318 £320 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.78% +11.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £150 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 209 134 221
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.55 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.83 £25.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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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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
Berkshire +3 137 £325 +8.33% 25
Hampshire -4 121 £225 -23.40% 25
Surrey +10 111 £275 +14.58% 36
Buckinghamshire -3 74 £196 -7.75% 19
West Sussex +18 53 £145 -20.54% 8
Kent +15 29 £184 -47.50% 8
Oxfordshire -9 27 £275 +83.33% 12
East Sussex -8 15 £368 -1.34% 8
Middlesex +4 9 £339 +12.83%
Isle of Wight - 2 £323 -
Home Counties - - - -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 692 (58.20%) Microsoft
2 525 (44.15%) MS Excel
3 514 (43.23%) Windows
4 314 (26.41%) Active Directory
5 290 (24.39%) Windows 7
6 214 (18.00%) ITIL
7 196 (16.48%) Finance
8 172 (14.47%) Windows XP
9 164 (13.79%) Telecoms
10 147 (12.36%) Security Cleared
11 142 (11.94%) Project Management
12 130 (10.93%) SQL
13 128 (10.77%) MS Exchange
13 128 (10.77%) SharePoint
14 124 (10.43%) MS PowerPoint
15 109 (9.17%) MS Project
16 102 (8.58%) PRINCE2
17 100 (8.41%) MS Visio
17 100 (8.41%) Windows Server 2003
17 100 (8.41%) SC Cleared
17 100 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
18 94 (7.91%) Citrix
19 93 (7.82%) HP
20 91 (7.65%) Windows Server 2008
21 83 (6.98%) Degree
22 73 (6.14%) Oracle
23 72 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
24 70 (5.89%) Microsoft Certification
25 68 (5.72%) SCCM
26 67 (5.63%) Windows 8

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 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
1 128 (10.77%) MS Exchange
1 128 (10.77%) SharePoint
2 25 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2003
3 24 (2.02%) IBM Notes
4 23 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2010
5 22 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 22 (1.85%) Lync
6 18 (1.51%) IIS
7 17 (1.43%) SharePoint Server
7 17 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
8 12 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
9 10 (0.84%) CMS
10 6 (0.50%) Lotus Domino
10 6 (0.50%) MS Project Server
11 5 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2000
11 5 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.42%) SAS
12 4 (0.34%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.34%) Liferay
12 4 (0.34%) Confluence
Applications
1 525 (44.15%) MS Excel
2 124 (10.43%) MS PowerPoint
3 109 (9.17%) MS Project
4 100 (8.41%) MS Visio
5 21 (1.77%) Spreadsheet
6 12 (1.01%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.76%) Adobe Illustrator
8 7 (0.59%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.25%) Open Workbench
9 3 (0.25%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.17%) Adobe Premiere
10 2 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.084%) Quicktime
11 1 (0.084%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 18 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.59%) Agresso
3 4 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.34%) SAP SRM
4 3 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.17%) SAP IS-U
5 2 (0.17%) assyst
6 1 (0.084%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.084%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.084%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.084%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.084%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.084%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.084%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.084%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.084%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 33 (2.78%) Office 365
2 7 (0.59%) SaaS
3 2 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.17%) Taleo
3 2 (0.17%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 64 (5.38%) TCP/IP
2 60 (5.05%) LAN
3 49 (4.12%) WAN
4 48 (4.04%) Firewall
5 45 (3.78%) DNS
6 43 (3.62%) Internet
7 37 (3.11%) DHCP
8 36 (3.03%) SAN
9 34 (2.86%) VPN
10 28 (2.35%) Wireless
11 20 (1.68%) Radio Access Network
12 17 (1.43%) 3G
13 14 (1.18%) VoIP
13 14 (1.18%) LTE
14 13 (1.09%) 2G
15 10 (0.84%) Intranet
15 10 (0.84%) NAS
16 9 (0.76%) Ethernet
17 8 (0.67%) 4G
18 7 (0.59%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (4.04%) SQL Server
2 22 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (1.43%) MS Access
4 15 (1.26%) Relational Database
5 14 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
6 13 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
6 13 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
8 11 (0.93%) MySQL
9 8 (0.67%) IDOL
9 8 (0.67%) DTS
10 7 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (0.59%) Oracle Database
10 7 (0.59%) OLAP
11 6 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (0.42%) QlikView
13 4 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (0.34%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
14 3 (0.25%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 34 (2.86%) Visual Studio
2 11 (0.93%) Axure RP
3 8 (0.67%) JIRA
3 8 (0.67%) StarTeam
4 6 (0.50%) JMeter
4 6 (0.50%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (0.42%) ClearCase
6 4 (0.34%) JUnit
6 4 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (0.34%) RSpec
6 4 (0.34%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.34%) Cucumber
6 4 (0.34%) SoapUI
6 4 (0.34%) Selenium
6 4 (0.34%) FitNesse
6 4 (0.34%) Subversion
6 4 (0.34%) Maven
6 4 (0.34%) Zephyr
7 3 (0.25%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 196 (16.48%) Finance
2 164 (13.79%) Telecoms
3 35 (2.94%) Marketing
4 24 (2.02%) Banking
5 23 (1.93%) Retail
6 19 (1.60%) Legal
7 16 (1.35%) Military
8 15 (1.26%) Advertising
8 15 (1.26%) Law
9 14 (1.18%) Manufacturing
10 12 (1.01%) Publishing
10 12 (1.01%) Billing
11 10 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
12 9 (0.76%) German Language
12 9 (0.76%) Electronics
12 9 (0.76%) Back Office
13 8 (0.67%) Automotive
14 6 (0.50%) Korean Language
15 5 (0.42%) Spanish Language
15 5 (0.42%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 316 (26.58%) Analyst
2 112 (9.42%) Support Engineer
3 109 (9.17%) Support Analyst
4 85 (7.15%) 2nd Line Support
5 84 (7.06%) Desktop Support
6 75 (6.31%) Developer
7 73 (6.14%) 1st Line Support
8 71 (5.97%) Service Analyst
9 69 (5.80%) Administrator
10 67 (5.63%) Service Desk Analyst
11 61 (5.13%) Coordinator
12 58 (4.88%) Project Manager
13 51 (4.29%) IT Support
14 45 (3.78%) Help Desk Support
15 44 (3.70%) Desktop Engineer
16 42 (3.53%) Help Desk Analyst
17 36 (3.03%) Business Analyst
18 32 (2.69%) Project Coordinator
19 31 (2.61%) IT Support Analyst
19 31 (2.61%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (4.29%) XML
2 33 (2.78%) .NET
3 27 (2.27%) ASP.NET
4 21 (1.77%) HTML
5 18 (1.51%) XSLT
5 18 (1.51%) Web Services
6 16 (1.35%) WCF
7 15 (1.26%) CSS
8 14 (1.18%) WF
9 11 (0.93%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 10 (0.84%) Flash
11 9 (0.76%) jQuery
11 9 (0.76%) .NET Framework
12 4 (0.34%) Middleware
12 4 (0.34%) Oracle Fusion
12 4 (0.34%) Software Packaging
12 4 (0.34%) Application Packaging
12 4 (0.34%) ActiveMQ
13 3 (0.25%) CSS3
13 3 (0.25%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 100 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (4.46%) Blackberry
3 51 (4.29%) Management Information System
4 20 (1.68%) iPad
5 18 (1.51%) Video Conferencing
6 17 (1.43%) Mobile App
7 14 (1.18%) User Experience
7 14 (1.18%) iPhone
8 11 (0.93%) Smartphone
8 11 (0.93%) Fat Client
8 11 (0.93%) Thin Client
8 11 (0.93%) NHS
9 9 (0.76%) CMDB
9 9 (0.76%) Computer Science
9 9 (0.76%) Visualisation
10 7 (0.59%) Performance Metrics
11 5 (0.42%) Statistics
12 4 (0.34%) PMI
12 4 (0.34%) Smart Meter
12 4 (0.34%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 514 (43.23%) Windows
2 290 (24.39%) Windows 7
3 172 (14.47%) Windows XP
4 100 (8.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 91 (7.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 67 (5.63%) Windows 8
7 37 (3.11%) Linux
8 32 (2.69%) UNIX
9 22 (1.85%) Windows 2000
10 21 (1.77%) Android
11 19 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
11 19 (1.60%) Apple iOS
12 17 (1.43%) Windows Vista
12 17 (1.43%) Mac OS X
13 10 (0.84%) Solaris
14 5 (0.42%) Windows Phone
15 4 (0.34%) Windows NT
15 4 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
15 4 (0.34%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (18.00%) ITIL
2 142 (11.94%) Project Management
3 102 (8.58%) PRINCE2
4 72 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
5 65 (5.47%) Agile Software Development
6 57 (4.79%) Migration
7 47 (3.95%) Service Delivery
8 43 (3.62%) Change Management
8 43 (3.62%) Service Management
9 38 (3.20%) Validation
10 37 (3.11%) Workflow
11 36 (3.03%) Document Management
12 35 (2.94%) Incident Management
13 32 (2.69%) Data Analysis
14 31 (2.61%) Business Analysis
15 28 (2.35%) Time Management
16 27 (2.27%) Configuration Management
17 26 (2.19%) CRM
17 26 (2.19%) Scrum
18 25 (2.10%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 130 (10.93%) SQL
2 34 (2.86%) C#
3 26 (2.19%) C
4 25 (2.10%) VBA
5 16 (1.35%) Java
5 16 (1.35%) VB.NET
6 14 (1.18%) Perl
7 13 (1.09%) PL/SQL
8 12 (1.01%) T-SQL
9 11 (0.93%) JavaScript
10 9 (0.76%) VB
11 8 (0.67%) PowerShell
12 7 (0.59%) C++
12 7 (0.59%) Delphi
13 3 (0.25%) Korn
13 3 (0.25%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.17%) VBScript
14 2 (0.17%) Python
14 2 (0.17%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.084%) R
Qualifications
1 147 (12.36%) Security Cleared
2 100 (8.41%) SC Cleared
3 83 (6.98%) Degree
4 70 (5.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 49 (4.12%) MCSE
6 36 (3.03%) MCP
7 32 (2.69%) DV Cleared
8 24 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
9 21 (1.77%) CCNA
9 21 (1.77%) PMI Certification
10 20 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
11 19 (1.60%) ISTQB
12 18 (1.51%) PMP
13 17 (1.43%) MOS
13 17 (1.43%) ISEB
14 16 (1.35%) MCSA
14 16 (1.35%) MCDST
15 13 (1.09%) CISSP
16 11 (0.93%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 11 (0.93%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (5.63%) SLA
2 57 (4.79%) QA
3 19 (1.60%) ISO 9001
4 12 (1.01%) Data Quality
5 11 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.25%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.17%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.17%) P3O
8 2 (0.17%) COBIT
9 1 (0.084%) BS25999
9 1 (0.084%) GAAP
9 1 (0.084%) GAMP
9 1 (0.084%) GMP
System Software
1 314 (26.41%) Active Directory
2 47 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (1.68%) Terminal Services
4 19 (1.60%) VMware ESX
5 15 (1.26%) XenApp
6 10 (0.84%) vSphere
7 9 (0.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 7 (0.59%) Hyper-V
9 6 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.42%) Xen
11 4 (0.34%) NLBS
12 3 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.17%) XenDesktop
14 1 (0.084%) vCloud
14 1 (0.084%) DFS Replication
14 1 (0.084%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 68 (5.72%) SCCM
2 21 (1.77%) HP Quality Center
3 19 (1.60%) Backup Exec
4 14 (1.18%) Norton AntiVirus
5 10 (0.84%) Nessus
6 9 (0.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 8 (0.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 7 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 6 (0.50%) HP SIM
10 5 (0.42%) WSUS
10 5 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (0.42%) HP Data Protector
10 5 (0.42%) ARCserve
10 5 (0.42%) Unicenter
11 4 (0.34%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 4 (0.34%) Vagrant
11 4 (0.34%) Puppet
12 3 (0.25%) WhatsUp Gold
12 3 (0.25%) Tivoli
13 2 (0.17%) OpenView
Vendors
1 692 (58.20%) Microsoft
2 94 (7.91%) Citrix
3 93 (7.82%) HP
4 73 (6.14%) Oracle
5 64 (5.38%) VMware
6 55 (4.63%) Cisco
7 34 (2.86%) SAP
8 29 (2.44%) Symantec
8 29 (2.44%) Lotus
9 27 (2.27%) Remedy
10 25 (2.10%) McAfee
11 24 (2.02%) Business Objects
12 21 (1.77%) Apple
13 19 (1.60%) Adobe
14 15 (1.26%) Dell
15 13 (1.09%) Veeam
16 12 (1.01%) CA
17 11 (0.93%) Borland
18 10 (0.84%) Qualys
19 9 (0.76%) Huawei
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