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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office
England / South East
Rank 35 39 30
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -9
Contract jobs citing MS Office 399 421 542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 5.24% 4.91% 5.60%
As % of the Applications category 42.63% 41.56% 38.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 199 248
Median daily rate £300 £300 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £132 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £441 £431
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £293 £270
% change year-on-year
-5.98% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 87 95
Median hourly rate £13.25 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.62% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.38 £9.50 £10.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £29.60 £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.86 £14.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-11.31% +11.53%

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
936 1013 1391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.29% 11.81% 14.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 536 695
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £165 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £498 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 120 132
Median hourly rate £14.35 £16.10 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.86% +3.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £43.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-13.93% +13.79%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017. 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 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 +4 101 £370 +13.84% 33
Berkshire +8 100 £275 -8.33% 15
Surrey +26 71 £250 -28.57% 17
Buckinghamshire +6 62 £350 +16.66% 14
Oxfordshire -2 19 £150 -50.00% 9
East Sussex +6 14 £400 +68.42% 2
Kent +3 11 £225 +22.44% 8
West Sussex -32 8 £485 +73.21% 4
Middlesex +6 4 £298 +48.75%
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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.

1 513 (63.97%) Microsoft
2 318 (39.65%) MS Excel
3 299 (37.28%) Windows
4 198 (24.69%) Active Directory
5 156 (19.45%) Windows 7
6 146 (18.20%) Security Cleared
7 144 (17.96%) Finance
8 122 (15.21%) Project Management
9 109 (13.59%) ITIL
9 109 (13.59%) SC Cleared
10 103 (12.84%) Analytical Skills
11 98 (12.22%) MS PowerPoint
12 88 (10.97%) SharePoint
13 87 (10.85%) Office 365
14 86 (10.72%) MS Visio
15 84 (10.47%) SQL
15 84 (10.47%) Stakeholder Management
16 77 (9.60%) Telecoms
17 69 (8.60%) Degree
18 64 (7.98%) PRINCE2
19 63 (7.86%) MS Project
20 61 (7.61%) VMware
21 60 (7.48%) TCP/IP
22 59 (7.36%) Windows Server
23 56 (6.98%) Windows 10
24 55 (6.86%) Windows XP
25 54 (6.73%) MS Exchange
26 53 (6.61%) Oracle
27 52 (6.48%) Change Management
28 51 (6.36%) LAN

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 (10.97%) SharePoint
2 54 (6.73%) MS Exchange
3 19 (2.37%) Skype for Business
4 15 (1.87%) IBM Notes
5 11 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
6 10 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (0.62%) IIS
7 5 (0.62%) SAS
8 4 (0.50%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.50%) Confluence
8 4 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2000
8 4 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.50%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 4 (0.50%) K2 blackpearl
9 3 (0.37%) CMS
9 3 (0.37%) MS Project Server
10 2 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.12%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 318 (39.65%) MS Excel
2 98 (12.22%) MS PowerPoint
3 86 (10.72%) MS Visio
4 63 (7.86%) MS Project
5 12 (1.50%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.50%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.25%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (0.25%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.25%) Maya
9 1 (0.12%) CATIA
9 1 (0.12%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.12%) Siemens NX
9 1 (0.12%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 8 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 8 (1.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.75%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (0.62%) Oracle Receivables
3 5 (0.62%) Oracle TCA
4 4 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.25%) Primavera
5 2 (0.25%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.25%) SystmOne
6 1 (0.12%) assyst
6 1 (0.12%) Maximo
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.12%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.12%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.12%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 87 (10.85%) Office 365
2 21 (2.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.75%) IaaS
4 2 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.25%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.12%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.12%) PaaS
5 1 (0.12%) SaaS
5 1 (0.12%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 60 (7.48%) TCP/IP
2 51 (6.36%) LAN
3 50 (6.23%) WAN
4 42 (5.24%) VPN
5 34 (4.24%) DNS
6 28 (3.49%) DHCP
7 27 (3.37%) Firewall
8 19 (2.37%) Wireless
9 17 (2.12%) 3G
10 16 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
11 15 (1.87%) Skype
11 15 (1.87%) VoIP
12 11 (1.37%) DAB
13 10 (1.25%) 4G
13 10 (1.25%) ATM
13 10 (1.25%) SAN
14 9 (1.12%) Extranet
14 9 (1.12%) Internet
15 8 (1.00%) LTE
15 8 (1.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (4.99%) SQL Server
2 26 (3.24%) GIS
3 21 (2.62%) MS Access
4 14 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (1.25%) Hadoop
6 10 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (1.12%) Big Data
7 9 (1.12%) Relational Database
7 9 (1.12%) SQL Server 2014
8 8 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (0.75%) SQL Server 2000
11 5 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.50%) DB2
13 3 (0.37%) Crystal Reports
13 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 3 (0.37%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 16 (2.00%) JIRA
2 5 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.37%) Ant
3 3 (0.37%) ClearCase
3 3 (0.37%) ClearQuest
3 3 (0.37%) Maven
3 3 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.25%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.12%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.12%) MSI
5 1 (0.12%) NetBeans
5 1 (0.12%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.12%) Subversion
General
1 144 (17.96%) Finance
2 77 (9.60%) Telecoms
3 18 (2.24%) Advertising
4 16 (2.00%) Legal
5 14 (1.75%) German Language
5 14 (1.75%) Military
6 13 (1.62%) Marketing
7 12 (1.50%) Law
7 12 (1.50%) Retail
8 11 (1.37%) Banking
9 9 (1.12%) French Language
10 7 (0.87%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.62%) Korean Language
12 4 (0.50%) Electronics
12 4 (0.50%) Publishing
12 4 (0.50%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.25%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.25%) Back Office
13 2 (0.25%) Billing
Job Titles
1 190 (23.69%) Analyst
2 91 (11.35%) Support Engineer
3 73 (9.10%) Project Manager
4 55 (6.86%) 1st Line Support
5 51 (6.36%) Service Analyst
6 49 (6.11%) Desktop Support
7 46 (5.74%) 2nd Line Support
7 46 (5.74%) Service Desk Analyst
8 44 (5.49%) IT Support
9 43 (5.36%) Support Analyst
10 39 (4.86%) Desktop Engineer
11 35 (4.36%) Administrator
12 34 (4.24%) Architect
12 34 (4.24%) Developer
13 32 (3.99%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 30 (3.74%) 1st/2nd Line Support
15 28 (3.49%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 27 (3.37%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 26 (3.24%) Consultant
17 26 (3.24%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (2.62%) .NET
2 15 (1.87%) XML
3 10 (1.25%) HTML
4 8 (1.00%) .NET Framework
4 8 (1.00%) CSS
5 5 (0.62%) ASP.NET
5 5 (0.62%) Web Services
6 4 (0.50%) HTML5
6 4 (0.50%) jQuery
6 4 (0.50%) WCF
7 3 (0.37%) CGI
7 3 (0.37%) CSS3
7 3 (0.37%) Velocity
8 2 (0.25%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.25%) COM
8 2 (0.25%) SAP Smart Forms
8 2 (0.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (0.12%) KnockoutJS
9 1 (0.12%) Node.js
9 1 (0.12%) XPages
Miscellaneous
1 103 (12.84%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (3.49%) Management Information System
3 19 (2.37%) Driving Licence
4 18 (2.24%) Data Centre
4 18 (2.24%) Smartphone
5 17 (2.12%) Blackberry
6 15 (1.87%) e-Learning
7 12 (1.50%) iPad
8 11 (1.37%) Fat Client
8 11 (1.37%) Thin Client
9 9 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
10 8 (1.00%) iPhone
11 7 (0.87%) Clustering
11 7 (0.87%) Mainframe
11 7 (0.87%) Mobile App
11 7 (0.87%) Smart Meter
12 6 (0.75%) Learning Management System
12 6 (0.75%) NHS
12 6 (0.75%) Replication
12 6 (0.75%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 299 (37.28%) Windows
2 156 (19.45%) Windows 7
3 59 (7.36%) Windows Server
4 56 (6.98%) Windows 10
5 55 (6.86%) Windows XP
6 36 (4.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 34 (4.24%) Windows 8
8 25 (3.12%) Linux
9 24 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
10 19 (2.37%) Android
10 19 (2.37%) Unix
11 17 (2.12%) Apple iOS
11 17 (2.12%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (1.75%) Mac OS X
12 14 (1.75%) Windows Vista
13 9 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (1.12%) Solaris
14 8 (1.00%) CentOS
15 7 (0.87%) AIX
16 5 (0.62%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (15.21%) Project Management
2 109 (13.59%) ITIL
3 84 (10.47%) Stakeholder Management
4 64 (7.98%) PRINCE2
5 52 (6.48%) Change Management
6 44 (5.49%) Incident Management
7 43 (5.36%) Agile Software Development
8 40 (4.99%) Migration
9 33 (4.11%) Data Analysis
10 31 (3.87%) Coaching
10 31 (3.87%) Service Management
11 30 (3.74%) Business Intelligence
11 30 (3.74%) Time Management
12 28 (3.49%) Service Delivery
13 26 (3.24%) Workflow
14 23 (2.87%) ITSM
14 23 (2.87%) Mentoring
15 22 (2.74%) Continuous Improvement
16 20 (2.49%) Analytics
16 20 (2.49%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 84 (10.47%) SQL
2 26 (3.24%) C
3 21 (2.62%) VBA
4 13 (1.62%) C#
5 12 (1.50%) Java
6 11 (1.37%) Shell Script
7 10 (1.25%) Perl
7 10 (1.25%) PowerShell
7 10 (1.25%) T-SQL
8 9 (1.12%) R
9 7 (0.87%) C++
9 7 (0.87%) VB
10 6 (0.75%) JavaScript
11 5 (0.62%) MATLAB
11 5 (0.62%) Python
12 4 (0.50%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.12%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.12%) LotusScript
13 1 (0.12%) PHP
13 1 (0.12%) VB6
Qualifications
1 146 (18.20%) Security Cleared
2 109 (13.59%) SC Cleared
3 69 (8.60%) Degree
4 35 (4.36%) DV Cleared
5 32 (3.99%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (1.87%) ISEB
6 15 (1.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 13 (1.62%) MCP
8 12 (1.50%) APMP
9 11 (1.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 11 (1.37%) MCSE
9 11 (1.37%) PMP
10 10 (1.25%) HND
11 9 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 8 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 7 (0.87%) CCNA
13 7 (0.87%) CIPD
13 7 (0.87%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.24%) SLA
2 17 (2.12%) QA
3 9 (1.12%) Data Quality
3 9 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.62%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.50%) COBIT
5 4 (0.50%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.12%) GAAP
7 1 (0.12%) GDPR
7 1 (0.12%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.12%) ISO22301
System Software
1 198 (24.69%) Active Directory
2 44 (5.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.87%) Hyper-V
4 10 (1.25%) VMware ESX
5 9 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (1.00%) vCloud
6 8 (1.00%) XenApp
7 7 (0.87%) BitLocker
7 7 (0.87%) XenDesktop
8 6 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.62%) Docker
10 4 (0.50%) Samba
10 4 (0.50%) vSphere
11 3 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 50 (6.23%) SCCM
2 6 (0.75%) Backup Exec
2 6 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (0.75%) NetBackup
2 6 (0.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 5 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.62%) Netcool
3 5 (0.62%) Puppet
3 5 (0.62%) vRealize
4 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (0.50%) OVSD
5 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (0.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (0.37%) Unicenter
5 3 (0.37%) vMotion
6 2 (0.25%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.25%) SCOM
6 2 (0.25%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 513 (63.97%) Microsoft
2 61 (7.61%) VMware
3 53 (6.61%) Oracle
4 43 (5.36%) SAP
5 39 (4.86%) HP
6 34 (4.24%) Citrix
7 28 (3.49%) Cisco
8 24 (2.99%) Apple
8 24 (2.99%) Remedy
9 15 (1.87%) Lotus
10 14 (1.75%) Dell
10 14 (1.75%) ServiceNow
11 11 (1.37%) Forcepoint
12 10 (1.25%) Adobe
12 10 (1.25%) BMC
12 10 (1.25%) Intel Security
13 9 (1.12%) Avaya
13 9 (1.12%) Red Hat
13 9 (1.12%) Symantec
14 8 (1.00%) Sophos
Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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Rate: £18 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
AAP3
Rate: £10 - £16 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £450 - £470 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £Market Rate DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Ashford, Kent
Keystream Resources Limited
Rate: From £120 to £140 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
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Rate: From £350 to £450 per day £350 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 14 hours ago
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Rate: £425 - £525 per day
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Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
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Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
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