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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 37 33 22
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -11
Contract jobs citing MS Office 445 503 617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 5.04% 5.27% 6.70%
As % of the Applications category 41.74% 37.88% 41.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 231 273
Median daily rate £270 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.92% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £131 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £290 £275
% change year-on-year
-0.86% +5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 80 85
Median hourly rate £14.00 £14.45 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.11% +3.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.15 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.25 £19.10 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
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
1066 1328 1493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.08% 13.91% 16.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 552 682 713
Median daily rate £330 £338 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £170 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £466
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
- +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 139 148
Median hourly rate £19.44 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.56% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.08 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £24.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.33%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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
Berkshire +2 129 £288 +3.23% 25
Hampshire -21 89 £308 -10.21% 16
Surrey +19 76 £225 -35.71% 14
Buckinghamshire -5 52 £190 -29.88% 8
West Sussex -5 32 £200 - 8
Oxfordshire +2 23 £225 +11.11% 5
Kent +6 17 £413 +103.70% 2
East Sussex +6 9 £200 -58.97% 5
Middlesex -5 8 £350 +7.69%
Home Counties +2 1 £285 -
Sussex - 1 £525 -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 555 (59.68%) Microsoft
2 430 (46.24%) MS Excel
3 376 (40.43%) Windows
4 247 (26.56%) Active Directory
5 176 (18.92%) ITIL
6 161 (17.31%) Windows 7
7 149 (16.02%) Security Cleared
8 139 (14.95%) Project Management
9 138 (14.84%) Finance
10 105 (11.29%) SQL
10 105 (11.29%) SC Cleared
11 103 (11.08%) MS PowerPoint
12 94 (10.11%) Office 365
13 92 (9.89%) HP
13 92 (9.89%) Analytical Skills
14 90 (9.68%) MS Exchange
15 89 (9.57%) Telecoms
16 83 (8.92%) MS Visio
16 83 (8.92%) Windows Server
17 82 (8.82%) PRINCE2
18 80 (8.60%) SharePoint
19 79 (8.49%) Agile Software Development
20 72 (7.74%) Stakeholder Management
21 71 (7.63%) Windows XP
22 66 (7.10%) Service Management
23 65 (6.99%) TCP/IP
24 63 (6.77%) SLA
24 63 (6.77%) Microsoft Certification
24 63 (6.77%) Degree
25 61 (6.56%) SQL Server

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 90 (9.68%) MS Exchange
2 80 (8.60%) SharePoint
3 22 (2.37%) CMS
3 22 (2.37%) Skype for Business
4 21 (2.26%) IIS
5 19 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
6 15 (1.61%) Apache
7 14 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
9 10 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
9 10 (1.08%) IBM Notes
10 9 (0.97%) WebSphere
11 8 (0.86%) Live Communications Server
12 6 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
13 5 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 4 (0.43%) Apache Solr
14 4 (0.43%) Apache Spark
14 4 (0.43%) SAS
15 3 (0.32%) Office Communications Server
15 3 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 430 (46.24%) MS Excel
2 103 (11.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 83 (8.92%) MS Visio
4 48 (5.16%) MS Project
5 10 (1.08%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.75%) Adobe Illustrator
6 7 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.65%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.32%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.32%) InDesign
8 3 (0.32%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.32%) Mingle
9 2 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.22%) Open Workbench
9 2 (0.22%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 12 (1.29%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.65%) Primavera
3 5 (0.54%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 5 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.43%) Remedy AR System
4 4 (0.43%) WebTrends
5 3 (0.32%) Aligne
5 3 (0.32%) assyst
5 3 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.32%) Sage X3
6 2 (0.22%) Eloqua
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.22%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.22%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.11%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.11%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 94 (10.11%) Office 365
2 19 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.18%) Mimecast
4 10 (1.08%) Adobe Analytics
5 9 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (0.75%) SaaS
7 4 (0.43%) Google Analytics
7 4 (0.43%) Trello
8 3 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 3 (0.32%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.22%) Google Apps
9 2 (0.22%) IaaS
10 1 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
10 1 (0.11%) FinancialForce.com
10 1 (0.11%) PaaS
10 1 (0.11%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 65 (6.99%) TCP/IP
2 55 (5.91%) LAN
3 46 (4.95%) WAN
4 40 (4.30%) DNS
5 35 (3.76%) DHCP
6 32 (3.44%) Wireless
7 30 (3.23%) VPN
8 27 (2.90%) Internet
9 23 (2.47%) Skype
10 21 (2.26%) Firewall
11 18 (1.94%) SAN
12 16 (1.72%) SMTP
13 15 (1.61%) LDAP
14 12 (1.29%) iSCSI
15 11 (1.18%) ATM
15 11 (1.18%) SSH
15 11 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
16 10 (1.08%) Ethernet
17 9 (0.97%) 3G
17 9 (0.97%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (6.56%) SQL Server
2 25 (2.69%) BusinessObjects
3 17 (1.83%) GIS
4 13 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (1.29%) MS Access
6 11 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (1.18%) Oracle BI EE
6 11 (1.18%) Relational Database
7 10 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (0.97%) QlikView
8 9 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
9 8 (0.86%) Oracle Database
10 6 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (0.54%) OLAP
12 4 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (0.43%) Data Mart
12 4 (0.43%) DataStage
12 4 (0.43%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (1.51%) JIRA
2 12 (1.29%) Visual Studio
3 11 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (0.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 6 (0.65%) Subversion
6 5 (0.54%) Dreamweaver
7 4 (0.43%) Toad
8 3 (0.32%) LabVIEW
9 2 (0.22%) ClearCase
9 2 (0.22%) ClearQuest
9 2 (0.22%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.22%) IntelliJ
9 2 (0.22%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.22%) JIRA Agile
9 2 (0.22%) JUnit
9 2 (0.22%) Maven
9 2 (0.22%) PVCS
10 1 (0.11%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.11%) StarTeam
10 1 (0.11%) VectorCAST
General
1 138 (14.84%) Finance
2 89 (9.57%) Telecoms
3 34 (3.66%) Marketing
4 33 (3.55%) Banking
4 33 (3.55%) Retail
5 22 (2.37%) German Language
5 22 (2.37%) Legal
6 13 (1.40%) French Language
6 13 (1.40%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.08%) Advertising
7 10 (1.08%) Military
8 9 (0.97%) Electronics
9 8 (0.86%) Spanish Language
10 6 (0.65%) Law
10 6 (0.65%) Publishing
11 5 (0.54%) Billing
11 5 (0.54%) Italian Language
12 4 (0.43%) Back Office
12 4 (0.43%) Games
12 4 (0.43%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 265 (28.49%) Analyst
2 96 (10.32%) Support Engineer
3 78 (8.39%) Service Analyst
4 73 (7.85%) Service Desk Analyst
4 73 (7.85%) Support Analyst
5 69 (7.42%) Desktop Support
6 62 (6.67%) IT Support
7 61 (6.56%) Project Manager
8 49 (5.27%) 2nd Line Support
9 40 (4.30%) 1st Line Support
10 38 (4.09%) Business Analyst
10 38 (4.09%) Desktop Engineer
10 38 (4.09%) IT Analyst
11 37 (3.98%) Developer
12 36 (3.87%) Administrator
13 32 (3.44%) Windows Engineer
14 31 (3.33%) Coordinator
15 29 (3.12%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 28 (3.01%) IT Support Analyst
17 23 (2.47%) 1st/2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (4.62%) HTML
2 38 (4.09%) CSS
3 32 (3.44%) .NET
4 25 (2.69%) XML
5 17 (1.83%) HTML5
6 14 (1.51%) jQuery
7 13 (1.40%) AngularJS
7 13 (1.40%) Web Services
8 11 (1.18%) .NET Framework
8 11 (1.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 10 (1.08%) ASP.NET
9 10 (1.08%) Laravel
10 8 (0.86%) SOAP
11 7 (0.75%) SAML
12 5 (0.54%) Apache Flex
12 5 (0.54%) LAMP
12 5 (0.54%) OAuth2
13 4 (0.43%) CSS3
13 4 (0.43%) ODBC
14 3 (0.32%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 92 (9.89%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (4.84%) Management Information System
3 32 (3.44%) Driving Licence
4 29 (3.12%) Blackberry
5 18 (1.94%) Statistics
6 16 (1.72%) Smart Meter
7 15 (1.61%) Smartphone
8 14 (1.51%) Mathematics
9 13 (1.40%) Computer Science
10 12 (1.29%) AS400
11 11 (1.18%) Data Centre
11 11 (1.18%) NHS
12 10 (1.08%) Handset
12 10 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
13 9 (0.97%) Economics
14 8 (0.86%) Fat Client
14 8 (0.86%) Thin Client
14 8 (0.86%) User Experience
15 7 (0.75%) Clustering
15 7 (0.75%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 376 (40.43%) Windows
2 161 (17.31%) Windows 7
3 83 (8.92%) Windows Server
4 71 (7.63%) Windows XP
5 59 (6.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 49 (5.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 45 (4.84%) Windows 8
8 41 (4.41%) Windows 10
9 39 (4.19%) Windows Server 2012
10 38 (4.09%) Linux
11 21 (2.26%) Unix
12 12 (1.29%) Android
12 12 (1.29%) CentOS
13 8 (0.86%) Apple iOS
13 8 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (0.86%) Ubuntu
13 8 (0.86%) zOS
14 7 (0.75%) Data ONTAP
14 7 (0.75%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.54%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (18.92%) ITIL
2 139 (14.95%) Project Management
3 82 (8.82%) PRINCE2
4 79 (8.49%) Agile Software Development
5 72 (7.74%) Stakeholder Management
6 66 (7.10%) Service Management
7 53 (5.70%) Migration
8 39 (4.19%) Change Management
9 36 (3.87%) Analytics
10 35 (3.76%) ITIL V3
11 34 (3.66%) Workflow
12 33 (3.55%) ITSM
13 30 (3.23%) Mentoring
13 30 (3.23%) Validation
14 29 (3.12%) Data Analysis
14 29 (3.12%) Logistics
15 28 (3.01%) ERP
16 27 (2.90%) Problem Management
16 27 (2.90%) SDLC
16 27 (2.90%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 105 (11.29%) SQL
2 37 (3.98%) PowerShell
3 29 (3.12%) C
4 26 (2.80%) JavaScript
5 24 (2.58%) Java
6 22 (2.37%) VB
7 21 (2.26%) C#
8 13 (1.40%) PHP
9 10 (1.08%) T-SQL
10 9 (0.97%) Python
10 9 (0.97%) Shell Script
11 7 (0.75%) PL/SQL
11 7 (0.75%) VBA
12 5 (0.54%) R
12 5 (0.54%) VBScript
13 3 (0.32%) C++
13 3 (0.32%) Perl
13 3 (0.32%) VB6
14 2 (0.22%) Ruby
14 2 (0.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 149 (16.02%) Security Cleared
2 105 (11.29%) SC Cleared
3 63 (6.77%) Degree
3 63 (6.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 45 (4.84%) DV Cleared
5 43 (4.62%) MCSE
6 38 (4.09%) MCP
7 23 (2.47%) MCDST
8 19 (2.04%) ISEB
9 18 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
10 17 (1.83%) ISTQB
11 14 (1.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 13 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
13 12 (1.29%) MCITP
14 11 (1.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 11 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 10 (1.08%) HND
15 10 (1.08%) MCSA
15 10 (1.08%) PMI Certification
16 9 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (6.77%) SLA
2 12 (1.29%) Data Quality
2 12 (1.29%) QA
3 5 (0.54%) ISO 9000
3 5 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.54%) MiFID
4 4 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.32%) GAMP
5 3 (0.32%) PMBOK
6 2 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.22%) FATCA
6 2 (0.22%) GxP
6 2 (0.22%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.11%) EFQM
7 1 (0.11%) GAAP
7 1 (0.11%) GCP
7 1 (0.11%) HL7
7 1 (0.11%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.11%) ISO13485
7 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 247 (26.56%) Active Directory
2 37 (3.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (2.58%) Virtual Machines
4 22 (2.37%) XenApp
5 13 (1.40%) Hyper-V
6 12 (1.29%) NFS
7 10 (1.08%) vSphere
8 7 (0.75%) VMware ESX
9 6 (0.65%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.54%) BitLocker
11 3 (0.32%) Terminal Server
11 3 (0.32%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.22%) iptables
12 2 (0.22%) Postfix
12 2 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.22%) XenServer
13 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 59 (6.34%) SCCM
2 21 (2.26%) Backup Exec
3 17 (1.83%) NetBackup
4 16 (1.72%) McAfee ePO
4 16 (1.72%) WSUS
5 13 (1.40%) Netcool
5 13 (1.40%) OVSD
5 13 (1.40%) SCOM
6 10 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
7 9 (0.97%) HP SIM
7 9 (0.97%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 9 (0.97%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 8 (0.86%) Unicenter
8 8 (0.86%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 6 (0.65%) Nagios
10 5 (0.54%) Microsoft Intune
11 4 (0.43%) Tivoli
12 3 (0.32%) Cisco Prime
12 3 (0.32%) EMC NetWorker
12 3 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 555 (59.68%) Microsoft
2 92 (9.89%) HP
3 58 (6.24%) Citrix
4 57 (6.13%) VMware
5 45 (4.84%) Oracle
6 41 (4.41%) SAP
7 32 (3.44%) Remedy
8 30 (3.23%) IBM
9 29 (3.12%) Cisco
10 22 (2.37%) Adobe
11 20 (2.15%) Intel Security
12 16 (1.72%) Avaya
12 16 (1.72%) EMC
13 15 (1.61%) Symantec
14 14 (1.51%) IFS
15 12 (1.29%) Red Hat
16 11 (1.18%) BMC
17 10 (1.08%) Lotus
17 10 (1.08%) NetApp
17 10 (1.08%) Veritas
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