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 29 July 2015 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 33 22 25
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +3
Contract jobs citing MS Office 507 611 530
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 5.31% 6.66% 6.26%
As % of the Applications category 37.98% 41.12% 42.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 269 201
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £120 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £425 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £278 £270
% change year-on-year
+3.78% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 86 124
Average hourly rate £14.40 £14.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.24 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £25.00 £24.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
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
1335 1486 1241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 13.97% 16.20% 14.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 687 710 567
Average daily rate £340 £320 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £145 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £466 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 145 167
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.22 £11.00 £10.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £32.50 £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -

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 29 July 2015.

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 29 July 2015.

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 29 July 2015. 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
Hampshire +7 158 £342 +18.10% 24
Berkshire -8 131 £309 -1.28% 24
Buckinghamshire -1 77 £268 -2.54% 17
Surrey -36 41 £350 -6.66% 23
West Sussex -25 31 £200 -11.11% 8
Oxfordshire -21 27 £203 +6.57% 16
Kent -13 16 £180 +2.85% 13
Middlesex 0 10 £325 -7.80% 1
East Sussex -13 10 £488 +278.64% 5
Home Counties - 1 - -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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.

1 643 (56.60%) Microsoft
2 512 (45.07%) MS Excel
3 415 (36.53%) Windows
4 247 (21.74%) Windows 7
5 220 (19.37%) ITIL
6 217 (19.10%) Project Management
7 215 (18.93%) Finance
8 210 (18.49%) Security Cleared
9 206 (18.13%) Active Directory
10 170 (14.96%) SQL
11 168 (14.79%) Analytical Skills
12 144 (12.68%) PRINCE2
13 133 (11.71%) SC Cleared
14 132 (11.62%) MS PowerPoint
15 131 (11.53%) Telecoms
16 128 (11.27%) SharePoint
17 124 (10.92%) MS Project
18 113 (9.95%) Windows XP
19 111 (9.77%) Service Management
20 98 (8.63%) HP
20 98 (8.63%) Degree
21 83 (7.31%) SQL Server
22 81 (7.13%) Oracle
23 80 (7.04%) MS Visio
23 80 (7.04%) MS Exchange
23 80 (7.04%) Stakeholder Management
24 79 (6.95%) Agile Software Development
25 71 (6.25%) Migration
25 71 (6.25%) SLA
26 66 (5.81%) VMware

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 (11.27%) SharePoint
2 80 (7.04%) MS Exchange
3 35 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2007
4 28 (2.46%) Lync
5 27 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
6 18 (1.58%) SharePoint 2013
7 14 (1.23%) IIS
8 12 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
9 11 (0.97%) IBM Notes
10 10 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
11 8 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
11 8 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 7 (0.62%) SAS
12 7 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
12 7 (0.62%) Confluence
13 6 (0.53%) ArcGIS
14 3 (0.26%) Smallworld
15 2 (0.18%) CMS
16 1 (0.088%) Oracle Application Server
16 1 (0.088%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 512 (45.07%) MS Excel
2 132 (11.62%) MS PowerPoint
3 124 (10.92%) MS Project
4 80 (7.04%) MS Visio
5 17 (1.50%) Spreadsheet
6 15 (1.32%) AutoCAD
7 10 (0.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 5 (0.44%) Open Workbench
9 4 (0.35%) InDesign
9 4 (0.35%) Maya
10 3 (0.26%) InfoPath
10 3 (0.26%) OmniGraffle
10 3 (0.26%) PowerPivot
11 2 (0.18%) Siemens NX
11 2 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.18%) Photoshop
12 1 (0.088%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 7 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.53%) SAP SRM
2 6 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.44%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 4 (0.35%) HFM
4 4 (0.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.26%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.26%) Sentinel
5 3 (0.26%) Visualfiles
6 2 (0.18%) CODA-Financials
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.18%) Maximo
6 2 (0.18%) Teamcenter
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.18%) SAP CCM
7 1 (0.088%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.088%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.088%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 57 (5.02%) Office 365
2 7 (0.62%) PaaS
3 4 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.18%) SaaS
5 1 (0.088%) Taleo
5 1 (0.088%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.088%) MailChimp
5 1 (0.088%) Yammer
5 1 (0.088%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.088%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 41 (3.61%) DNS
1 41 (3.61%) Internet
2 37 (3.26%) ATM
3 35 (3.08%) VPN
3 35 (3.08%) Firewall
4 32 (2.82%) TCP/IP
5 28 (2.46%) DHCP
6 26 (2.29%) LAN
7 25 (2.20%) WAN
8 19 (1.67%) Intranet
9 16 (1.41%) 3G
9 16 (1.41%) VoIP
10 14 (1.23%) LDAP
10 14 (1.23%) SAN
10 14 (1.23%) Wireless
10 14 (1.23%) 4G
11 12 (1.06%) Radio Access Network
11 12 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
11 12 (1.06%) Ethernet
12 9 (0.79%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (7.31%) SQL Server
2 29 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
3 24 (2.11%) Oracle Database
4 18 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
5 17 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
7 15 (1.32%) DB2
8 14 (1.23%) Data Mining
8 14 (1.23%) DB2 UDB
9 11 (0.97%) MS Access
10 10 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
10 10 (0.88%) QlikView
11 9 (0.79%) Relational Database
12 8 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
12 8 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (0.70%) OLAP
12 8 (0.70%) PowerCenter
13 7 (0.62%) Oracle ODI
14 6 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 25 (2.20%) Visual Studio
2 9 (0.79%) Toad
3 8 (0.70%) JIRA
4 7 (0.62%) Maven
4 7 (0.62%) RSpec
4 7 (0.62%) Cucumber
4 7 (0.62%) HP UFT
4 7 (0.62%) JUnit
4 7 (0.62%) JMeter
4 7 (0.62%) SoapUI
4 7 (0.62%) Jenkins
5 6 (0.53%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (0.26%) NetBeans
6 3 (0.26%) Wise Package Studio
6 3 (0.26%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 3 (0.26%) Axure RP
6 3 (0.26%) StarTeam
7 2 (0.18%) XMLSpy
7 2 (0.18%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.088%) LoadRunner
General
1 215 (18.93%) Finance
2 131 (11.53%) Telecoms
3 36 (3.17%) Retail
4 35 (3.08%) Marketing
5 30 (2.64%) Banking
6 25 (2.20%) Electronics
7 23 (2.02%) Manufacturing
8 22 (1.94%) Publishing
9 19 (1.67%) Legal
10 15 (1.32%) Financial Institution
11 10 (0.88%) Back Office
12 9 (0.79%) German Language
13 7 (0.62%) French Language
13 7 (0.62%) Multimedia
14 6 (0.53%) Billing
14 6 (0.53%) Advertising
15 4 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.35%) Automotive
15 4 (0.35%) Law
15 4 (0.35%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 312 (27.46%) Analyst
2 112 (9.86%) Project Manager
3 92 (8.10%) Support Engineer
4 75 (6.60%) Support Analyst
5 73 (6.43%) Service Analyst
6 68 (5.99%) Service Desk Analyst
7 63 (5.55%) 1st Line Support
8 59 (5.19%) Developer
9 55 (4.84%) Coordinator
10 54 (4.75%) Desktop Support
11 52 (4.58%) 2nd Line Support
12 48 (4.23%) Desktop Engineer
13 39 (3.43%) Data Analyst
14 34 (2.99%) Administrator
15 31 (2.73%) Business Analyst
16 30 (2.64%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 30 (2.64%) IT Support
17 24 (2.11%) Project Coordinator
18 20 (1.76%) Architect
18 20 (1.76%) Incident Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (4.40%) .NET
2 42 (3.70%) HTML
3 40 (3.52%) XML
4 23 (2.02%) CSS
5 19 (1.67%) ASP.NET
6 17 (1.50%) Web Services
7 15 (1.32%) SOAP
8 10 (0.88%) WCF
9 8 (0.70%) jQuery
9 8 (0.70%) HTML5
10 7 (0.62%) .NET Framework
11 6 (0.53%) JSON
11 6 (0.53%) XHTML
11 6 (0.53%) REST
12 5 (0.44%) XSL
12 5 (0.44%) Application Packaging
12 5 (0.44%) Ajax
13 4 (0.35%) ASP.NET 2.0
13 4 (0.35%) CSS3
14 3 (0.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 168 (14.79%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (5.72%) Management Information System
3 31 (2.73%) Data Centre
4 26 (2.29%) PMI
5 24 (2.11%) Statistics
6 22 (1.94%) NHS
7 21 (1.85%) Computer Science
8 17 (1.50%) Economics
9 16 (1.41%) Blackberry
10 14 (1.23%) User Experience
11 13 (1.14%) EPoS
12 11 (0.97%) Smart Meter
13 10 (0.88%) Social Media
13 10 (0.88%) PKI
14 9 (0.79%) Digital Media
15 8 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
15 8 (0.70%) GIS
16 7 (0.62%) Client/Server
16 7 (0.62%) Smartphone
16 7 (0.62%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 415 (36.53%) Windows
2 247 (21.74%) Windows 7
3 113 (9.95%) Windows XP
4 62 (5.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 50 (4.40%) Windows Server 2003
5 50 (4.40%) Windows 8
6 46 (4.05%) Linux
7 29 (2.55%) UNIX
8 23 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (1.14%) Windows 2000
10 11 (0.97%) Solaris
10 11 (0.97%) Android
11 8 (0.70%) Mac OS X
11 8 (0.70%) Apple iOS
12 7 (0.62%) Windows 2000 Server
12 7 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (0.53%) Windows Vista
14 5 (0.44%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.35%) CentOS
15 4 (0.35%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (19.37%) ITIL
2 217 (19.10%) Project Management
3 144 (12.68%) PRINCE2
4 111 (9.77%) Service Management
5 80 (7.04%) Stakeholder Management
6 79 (6.95%) Agile Software Development
7 71 (6.25%) Migration
8 58 (5.11%) Change Management
9 46 (4.05%) Change Control
10 45 (3.96%) Incident Management
11 44 (3.87%) Business Intelligence
12 41 (3.61%) ITSM
12 41 (3.61%) Data Analysis
13 35 (3.08%) Programme Management
14 34 (2.99%) Time Management
15 31 (2.73%) Matrix Management
15 31 (2.73%) Project Planning
16 29 (2.55%) Risk Management
17 28 (2.46%) Service Delivery
18 25 (2.20%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 170 (14.96%) SQL
2 38 (3.35%) VB
3 32 (2.82%) PowerShell
4 26 (2.29%) C#
5 25 (2.20%) VBA
6 23 (2.02%) C
7 22 (1.94%) Java
8 17 (1.50%) JavaScript
9 15 (1.32%) T-SQL
10 8 (0.70%) VBScript
10 8 (0.70%) C++
10 8 (0.70%) Ruby
11 7 (0.62%) PL/SQL
11 7 (0.62%) Perl
11 7 (0.62%) VB.NET
12 6 (0.53%) VB6
13 4 (0.35%) Python
14 2 (0.18%) PHP
15 1 (0.088%) RPG
15 1 (0.088%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 210 (18.49%) Security Cleared
2 133 (11.71%) SC Cleared
3 98 (8.63%) Degree
4 65 (5.72%) DV Cleared
5 45 (3.96%) Microsoft Certification
6 43 (3.79%) PMI Certification
7 41 (3.61%) PMP
8 31 (2.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 24 (2.11%) MCSE
9 24 (2.11%) ISEB
10 23 (2.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 21 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
12 20 (1.76%) Cisco Certification
13 15 (1.32%) ISTQB
13 15 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 14 (1.23%) CCNA
14 14 (1.23%) CISSP
14 14 (1.23%) MCSA
15 13 (1.14%) MCP
15 13 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (6.25%) SLA
2 39 (3.43%) QA
3 16 (1.41%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.62%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.53%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.44%) Solvency II
6 5 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.26%) GAAP
8 3 (0.26%) BS15000
8 3 (0.26%) TickIT
8 3 (0.26%) ISO 14001
8 3 (0.26%) P3O
9 2 (0.18%) PMBOK
9 2 (0.18%) BS7799
9 2 (0.18%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 1 (0.088%) GCP
System Software
1 206 (18.13%) Active Directory
2 38 (3.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (2.02%) XenApp
4 17 (1.50%) Hyper-V
5 16 (1.41%) VMware ESX
5 16 (1.41%) XenDesktop
6 11 (0.97%) vSphere
7 5 (0.44%) Forefront TMG
7 5 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.35%) BitLocker
8 4 (0.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (0.35%) NFS
9 3 (0.26%) Samba
9 3 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.18%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 48 (4.23%) SCCM
2 35 (3.08%) OVSD
3 13 (1.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 12 (1.06%) OpenView
5 9 (0.79%) SCOM
6 7 (0.62%) Puppet
6 7 (0.62%) Vagrant
7 6 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 5 (0.44%) WSUS
8 5 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (0.35%) Backup Exec
9 4 (0.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 3 (0.26%) Nagios
10 3 (0.26%) CA Single Sign-On
10 3 (0.26%) ARCserve
10 3 (0.26%) Unicenter
10 3 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.26%) HP Data Protector
11 2 (0.18%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 643 (56.60%) Microsoft
2 98 (8.63%) HP
3 81 (7.13%) Oracle
4 66 (5.81%) VMware
5 64 (5.63%) Citrix
6 54 (4.75%) SAP
7 34 (2.99%) Cisco
8 26 (2.29%) Remedy
9 23 (2.02%) Adobe
10 22 (1.94%) Symantec
11 18 (1.58%) Cognos
12 16 (1.41%) Ericsson
13 15 (1.32%) Informatica
14 14 (1.23%) IBM
15 12 (1.06%) McAfee
16 11 (0.97%) OpenText
16 11 (0.97%) Dell
16 11 (0.97%) CA
16 11 (0.97%) Lotus
16 11 (0.97%) Ventyx
Surrey
CPS Group
Rate: £300 - 450 per day + D.O.E
Posted: 17 hours ago
Berkshire
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £150 - £200 per day + Dependent on experience
Posted: 23 hours ago
Hampshire
Venn Group
Rate: £8 - £10 Per Hour
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
Experis Ltd
Rate: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Flexible Working/Home working
Posted: 2 days ago
Gravesend, Kent
Talent Spa
Rate: £21k - £28k (Negotiable)
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Amersham, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell
Spectrum IT
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Kent
Anthony James Consulting
Rate: market rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
Anthony James Consulting
Rate: From £200 to £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes
Bluefire Consulting
Rate: £140 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Berkshire
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Kent
Real Staffing
Posted: 7 days ago
Surrey
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Excellent Rates
Posted: 9 days ago
Slough
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £120.00 - £140.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Chertsey
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £240 - £250 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Woking, Surrey, Ripley
Brightred Resourcing
Rate: £150 - £300 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Oxford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago