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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 32 26 28
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Contract jobs citing MS Office 557 503 494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 5.66% 5.89% 5.98%
As % of the Applications category 38.82% 37.59% 42.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 192 153
Average daily rate
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£275 £288 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £130 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £450 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £267 £200 £275
% change year-on-year
+33.37% -27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 116 116
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.13 £27.20 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.93 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-0.53% +3.70%
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
1435 1338 1165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 14.59% 15.68% 14.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 673 615 455
Average daily rate £310 £311 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 138 200
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £11.68 £9.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.83 £27.36 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.70
% change year-on-year
- -4.45%

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 24 December 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 December 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 December 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 -3 129 £250 -2.43% 19
Hampshire -7 119 £218 -29.83% 23
Surrey +3 85 £310 -14.77% 19
Buckinghamshire -3 84 £217 +44.33% 16
Oxfordshire -4 38 £333 +107.81% 9
West Sussex +3 36 £310 +34.05% 1
Kent +10 32 £200 -42.85% 3
Middlesex +8 17 £396 +77.57% 3
East Sussex -13 10 £108 -71.33% 4
M4 Corridor - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 660 (58.05%) Microsoft
2 531 (46.70%) MS Excel
3 483 (42.48%) Windows
4 306 (26.91%) Active Directory
5 273 (24.01%) Windows 7
6 210 (18.47%) ITIL
7 173 (15.22%) Finance
8 152 (13.37%) SQL
9 142 (12.49%) Windows XP
9 142 (12.49%) Security Cleared
10 137 (12.05%) Telecoms
11 126 (11.08%) MS PowerPoint
12 121 (10.64%) Project Management
13 112 (9.85%) SharePoint
14 109 (9.59%) SC Cleared
15 102 (8.97%) Degree
16 101 (8.88%) Analytical Skills
17 99 (8.71%) MS Exchange
18 96 (8.44%) PRINCE2
19 95 (8.36%) HP
20 94 (8.27%) MS Visio
21 85 (7.48%) Citrix
22 84 (7.39%) MS Project
23 79 (6.95%) Windows Server 2008
24 72 (6.33%) Windows Server 2003
25 69 (6.07%) Oracle
26 67 (5.89%) Stakeholder Management
26 67 (5.89%) SCCM
27 63 (5.54%) Migration
27 63 (5.54%) SLA

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 112 (9.85%) SharePoint
2 99 (8.71%) MS Exchange
3 28 (2.46%) Lync
4 23 (2.02%) IBM Notes
5 21 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
6 20 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2010
7 18 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 10 (0.88%) IIS
9 9 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
9 9 (0.79%) Lotus Domino
10 8 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (0.62%) CMS
12 4 (0.35%) MS Project Server
12 4 (0.35%) Liferay
12 4 (0.35%) Confluence
13 3 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
13 3 (0.26%) SAS
14 2 (0.18%) Documentum
14 2 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 531 (46.70%) MS Excel
2 126 (11.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 94 (8.27%) MS Visio
4 84 (7.39%) MS Project
5 16 (1.41%) Spreadsheet
6 15 (1.32%) Photoshop
7 11 (0.97%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (0.53%) AutoCAD
9 5 (0.44%) Acrobat
9 5 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.26%) Open Workbench
11 2 (0.18%) Adobe Premiere
12 1 (0.088%) RoboHelp
12 1 (0.088%) FrameMaker
12 1 (0.088%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 15 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.62%) Agresso
2 7 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.62%) SAP SRM
3 4 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.18%) assyst
5 2 (0.18%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.18%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.088%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.088%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.088%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.088%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.088%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.088%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.088%) CSG Singleview
6 1 (0.088%) CODA-Financials
6 1 (0.088%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.088%) SAP SEM
Cloud Services
1 26 (2.29%) Office 365
2 5 (0.44%) SaaS
3 4 (0.35%) PaaS
4 3 (0.26%) IaaS
5 1 (0.088%) Taleo
5 1 (0.088%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 58 (5.10%) LAN
2 53 (4.66%) TCP/IP
3 52 (4.57%) WAN
4 47 (4.13%) Internet
5 36 (3.17%) VPN
6 35 (3.08%) Firewall
7 33 (2.90%) DNS
7 33 (2.90%) DHCP
8 24 (2.11%) 3G
9 23 (2.02%) SAN
9 23 (2.02%) Radio Access Network
10 22 (1.93%) Wireless
11 19 (1.67%) LTE
12 16 (1.41%) 2G
12 16 (1.41%) 4G
13 13 (1.14%) FTP
14 12 (1.06%) SNMP
15 11 (0.97%) VoIP
16 8 (0.70%) Telnet
17 7 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (4.66%) SQL Server
2 27 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
3 26 (2.29%) Oracle Reports
4 19 (1.67%) Relational Database
5 17 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (1.41%) MySQL
7 14 (1.23%) MS Access
7 14 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
8 11 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
9 9 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (0.62%) QlikView
11 5 (0.44%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 5 (0.44%) SAP BW
12 4 (0.35%) DTS
12 4 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (0.35%) BusinessObjects XI
12 4 (0.35%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.26%) IDOL
13 3 (0.26%) DB2
13 3 (0.26%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 20 (1.76%) Visual Studio
2 14 (1.23%) JMeter
3 11 (0.97%) JIRA
3 11 (0.97%) Axure RP
4 10 (0.88%) LoadRunner
5 8 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 5 (0.44%) QuickTest Pro
7 5 (0.44%) Jenkins
8 4 (0.35%) SoapUI
8 4 (0.35%) RSpec
8 4 (0.35%) Cucumber
8 4 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (0.35%) Zephyr
8 4 (0.35%) AdminStudio
8 4 (0.35%) JUnit
8 4 (0.35%) Selenium
8 4 (0.35%) FitNesse
8 4 (0.35%) Talend Open Studio
8 4 (0.35%) Subversion
General
1 173 (15.22%) Finance
2 137 (12.05%) Telecoms
3 31 (2.73%) Banking
4 29 (2.55%) Marketing
5 22 (1.93%) Publishing
6 21 (1.85%) Retail
7 19 (1.67%) Legal
8 17 (1.50%) Manufacturing
9 15 (1.32%) Advertising
10 14 (1.23%) Billing
10 14 (1.23%) German Language
11 13 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
12 11 (0.97%) Back Office
12 11 (0.97%) Electronics
13 10 (0.88%) Law
14 9 (0.79%) Military
15 8 (0.70%) Financial Institution
16 7 (0.62%) Automotive
17 4 (0.35%) Games
17 4 (0.35%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 293 (25.77%) Analyst
2 103 (9.06%) Support Analyst
3 102 (8.97%) Support Engineer
4 80 (7.04%) Service Analyst
5 79 (6.95%) Desktop Support
6 77 (6.77%) 1st Line Support
7 76 (6.68%) Service Desk Analyst
8 71 (6.24%) Developer
9 70 (6.16%) Administrator
10 67 (5.89%) 2nd Line Support
11 60 (5.28%) Coordinator
12 51 (4.49%) Project Manager
13 49 (4.31%) IT Support
14 42 (3.69%) Desktop Engineer
15 36 (3.17%) Help Desk Analyst
16 34 (2.99%) Help Desk Support
17 33 (2.90%) 1st Line Support Analyst
18 32 (2.81%) Project Coordinator
18 32 (2.81%) Desktop Support Engineer
18 32 (2.81%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (3.25%) XML
2 23 (2.02%) .NET
3 19 (1.67%) HTML
4 16 (1.41%) XSLT
4 16 (1.41%) ASP.NET
5 14 (1.23%) WCF
5 14 (1.23%) WF
6 13 (1.14%) CSS
7 12 (1.06%) jQuery
8 11 (0.97%) Web Services
9 9 (0.79%) Flash
10 8 (0.70%) Application Packaging
11 6 (0.53%) ActiveMQ
12 5 (0.44%) Windows SharePoint Services
12 5 (0.44%) Oracle Fusion
13 4 (0.35%) HTML5
13 4 (0.35%) CSS3
13 4 (0.35%) .NET Framework
14 3 (0.26%) Software Packaging
14 3 (0.26%) APPC
Miscellaneous
1 101 (8.88%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (4.22%) Management Information System
3 47 (4.13%) Blackberry
4 22 (1.93%) iPad
5 17 (1.50%) iPhone
6 16 (1.41%) User Experience
6 16 (1.41%) Computer Science
7 14 (1.23%) NHS
7 14 (1.23%) Mobile App
8 12 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
9 11 (0.97%) Smartphone
10 9 (0.79%) Statistics
10 9 (0.79%) CMDB
10 9 (0.79%) Visualisation
11 7 (0.62%) Informatics
12 5 (0.44%) Replication
12 5 (0.44%) Performance Metrics
13 4 (0.35%) Data Conversion
13 4 (0.35%) Kindle
13 4 (0.35%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 483 (42.48%) Windows
2 273 (24.01%) Windows 7
3 142 (12.49%) Windows XP
4 79 (6.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 72 (6.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 55 (4.84%) Windows 8
7 37 (3.25%) Linux
8 26 (2.29%) UNIX
9 24 (2.11%) Android
10 21 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
11 19 (1.67%) Apple iOS
11 19 (1.67%) Windows 2000
12 18 (1.58%) Mac OS X
12 18 (1.58%) Windows Vista
13 5 (0.44%) Windows 2000 Server
13 5 (0.44%) Windows Phone
14 4 (0.35%) Windows NT
14 4 (0.35%) AIX
15 3 (0.26%) OS/400
15 3 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (18.47%) ITIL
2 121 (10.64%) Project Management
3 96 (8.44%) PRINCE2
4 67 (5.89%) Stakeholder Management
5 63 (5.54%) Migration
6 53 (4.66%) Service Management
7 52 (4.57%) Agile Software Development
8 44 (3.87%) Data Analysis
9 40 (3.52%) Change Management
10 39 (3.43%) Validation
11 38 (3.34%) Service Delivery
12 33 (2.90%) ITSM
13 29 (2.55%) Incident Management
14 28 (2.46%) Business Analysis
14 28 (2.46%) Workflow
15 27 (2.37%) Change Control
16 24 (2.11%) CRM
16 24 (2.11%) Business Intelligence
17 23 (2.02%) ETL
18 22 (1.93%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 152 (13.37%) SQL
2 29 (2.55%) C
3 26 (2.29%) VBA
4 21 (1.85%) C#
5 17 (1.50%) Perl
6 15 (1.32%) Java
7 14 (1.23%) JavaScript
7 14 (1.23%) VB.NET
7 14 (1.23%) PowerShell
8 10 (0.88%) VB
8 10 (0.88%) T-SQL
9 8 (0.70%) VBScript
9 8 (0.70%) PL/SQL
10 7 (0.62%) C++
11 5 (0.44%) Bash Shell
11 5 (0.44%) Korn
12 4 (0.35%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.26%) COBOL
13 3 (0.26%) PHP
13 3 (0.26%) RPG
Qualifications
1 142 (12.49%) Security Cleared
2 109 (9.59%) SC Cleared
3 102 (8.97%) Degree
4 57 (5.01%) Microsoft Certification
5 39 (3.43%) MCSE
6 31 (2.73%) MCP
7 22 (1.93%) DV Cleared
8 21 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
9 19 (1.67%) ISEB
10 18 (1.58%) PMI Certification
11 17 (1.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 15 (1.32%) PMP
12 15 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
13 14 (1.23%) MCSA
14 13 (1.14%) CCNA
15 11 (0.97%) MCDST
16 10 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 9 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 8 (0.70%) A+ Certification
18 8 (0.70%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (5.54%) SLA
2 41 (3.61%) QA
3 13 (1.14%) ISO 9001
4 10 (0.88%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.35%) Solvency II
8 3 (0.26%) P3O
8 3 (0.26%) COBIT
9 2 (0.18%) GAMP
9 2 (0.18%) GMP
10 1 (0.088%) GAAP
10 1 (0.088%) BS25999
System Software
1 306 (26.91%) Active Directory
2 43 (3.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (1.93%) Terminal Services
4 14 (1.23%) VMware ESX
4 14 (1.23%) XenApp
5 9 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (0.70%) vSphere
7 7 (0.62%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (0.26%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (0.26%) PowerHA
10 1 (0.088%) Xen
10 1 (0.088%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.088%) Firmware
10 1 (0.088%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.088%) NFS
Systems Management
1 67 (5.89%) SCCM
2 14 (1.23%) Backup Exec
3 13 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
4 9 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (0.62%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 7 (0.62%) Nessus
6 6 (0.53%) ARCserve
7 5 (0.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 4 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (0.35%) Unicenter
8 4 (0.35%) Vagrant
8 4 (0.35%) HP SIM
8 4 (0.35%) Puppet
9 3 (0.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.26%) HP Data Protector
9 3 (0.26%) Tivoli NetView
9 3 (0.26%) OVSD
9 3 (0.26%) WSUS
10 2 (0.18%) SCOM
Vendors
1 660 (58.05%) Microsoft
2 95 (8.36%) HP
3 85 (7.48%) Citrix
4 69 (6.07%) Oracle
5 59 (5.19%) VMware
6 44 (3.87%) Cisco
7 37 (3.25%) SAP
8 31 (2.73%) Remedy
9 27 (2.37%) Business Objects
10 26 (2.29%) Lotus
11 22 (1.93%) Adobe
12 20 (1.76%) Apple
12 20 (1.76%) Symantec
13 19 (1.67%) McAfee
14 15 (1.32%) IBM
15 14 (1.23%) CA
16 12 (1.06%) Ericsson
17 11 (0.97%) Nortel
17 11 (0.97%) Huawei
18 10 (0.88%) Dell
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Rate: £400 - £520 per day + Negotiable
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Rate: Up to £420 per day for 2 months initially (will likely extend to 6 mon
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £400 - £460 per day
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