The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the South East region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 21 23 22
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Office 622 533 617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 6.76% 6.29% 6.23%
As % of the Applications category 41.83% 42.71% 42.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 202 195
Average daily rate
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£300 £275 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -7.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £131 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £404 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £265 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.54% -3.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 126 117
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £9.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £24.25 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.11 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-0.77% +4.51%
Applications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
1487 1248 1436
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 16.15% 14.72% 14.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 712 581 604
Average daily rate £320 £318 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.78% +0.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 165 170
Average hourly rate £15.25 £15.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.61% +6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.04 £10.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £27.50 £33.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
MS Office
England

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +3 157 £313 +25.00% 37
Hampshire +8 130 £290 -12.78% 18
Surrey +11 104 £375 +56.25% 34
Buckinghamshire -2 77 £275 +41.02% 21
West Sussex +7 62 £225 -34.30% 14
Oxfordshire -4 30 £190 +18.75% 15
East Sussex 0 25 £283 -5.83% 12
Kent -5 24 £215 +7.50% 13
Middlesex -13 9 £355 +61.36% 1
M4 Corridor - - - -
Thames Valley - - - -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 726 (59.61%) Microsoft
2 536 (44.01%) MS Excel
3 534 (43.84%) Windows
4 309 (25.37%) Active Directory
5 287 (23.56%) Windows 7
6 213 (17.49%) Finance
7 200 (16.42%) ITIL
8 187 (15.35%) Windows XP
9 166 (13.63%) Project Management
10 157 (12.89%) Telecoms
11 143 (11.74%) SharePoint
11 143 (11.74%) SQL
12 138 (11.33%) MS PowerPoint
13 137 (11.25%) Security Cleared
14 110 (9.03%) MS Project
15 105 (8.62%) MS Exchange
16 101 (8.29%) MS Visio
16 101 (8.29%) Windows Server 2003
17 100 (8.21%) PRINCE2
18 96 (7.88%) SC Cleared
19 91 (7.47%) Degree
20 89 (7.31%) Citrix
21 83 (6.81%) Windows Server 2008
22 82 (6.73%) SQL Server
23 75 (6.16%) XML
24 74 (6.08%) .NET
25 72 (5.91%) HP
26 70 (5.75%) Oracle
27 69 (5.67%) Visual Studio
28 65 (5.34%) Stakeholder Management

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 143 (11.74%) SharePoint
2 105 (8.62%) MS Exchange
3 29 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 28 (2.30%) IBM Notes
5 25 (2.05%) SharePoint Server
5 25 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2010
6 24 (1.97%) Lync
6 24 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2007
7 23 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
8 20 (1.64%) IIS
9 11 (0.90%) CMS
10 9 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (0.66%) Lotus Domino
12 7 (0.57%) SAS
12 7 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (0.49%) MS Project Server
13 6 (0.49%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.33%) ArcGIS
14 4 (0.33%) Zimbra
Applications
1 536 (44.01%) MS Excel
2 138 (11.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 110 (9.03%) MS Project
4 101 (8.29%) MS Visio
5 22 (1.81%) Spreadsheet
6 19 (1.56%) Photoshop
7 14 (1.15%) AutoCAD
7 14 (1.15%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (0.49%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.25%) RoboHelp
10 2 (0.16%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.16%) Open Workbench
11 1 (0.082%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.082%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.082%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.082%) InDesign
11 1 (0.082%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.082%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 34 (2.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.25%) SAP SD
3 3 (0.25%) SAP FI
3 3 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (0.25%) SAP CO
3 3 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.16%) SAP GRC
4 2 (0.16%) Cerner Millennium
4 2 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.082%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.082%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.082%) Academy Housing
5 1 (0.082%) arcHouse
5 1 (0.082%) assyst
5 1 (0.082%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.082%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 29 (2.38%) Office 365
2 8 (0.66%) SaaS
3 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.16%) IBM Blueworks
4 1 (0.082%) Taleo
4 1 (0.082%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 54 (4.43%) TCP/IP
2 52 (4.27%) LAN
3 48 (3.94%) Firewall
4 45 (3.69%) VPN
5 41 (3.37%) DNS
6 38 (3.12%) WAN
7 35 (2.87%) Internet
8 33 (2.71%) Wireless
9 31 (2.55%) SAN
10 28 (2.30%) DHCP
11 17 (1.40%) Radio Access Network
12 16 (1.31%) 3G
13 15 (1.23%) LDAP
13 15 (1.23%) 2G
13 15 (1.23%) LTE
14 13 (1.07%) VoIP
14 13 (1.07%) Wi-Fi
15 11 (0.90%) MPLS
16 9 (0.74%) Ethernet
16 9 (0.74%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (6.73%) SQL Server
2 24 (1.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
4 21 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
5 20 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 18 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 16 (1.31%) MS Access
8 15 (1.23%) DTS
8 15 (1.23%) OLAP
9 13 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
10 12 (0.99%) IDOL
11 9 (0.74%) Oracle Database
12 8 (0.66%) Relational Database
12 8 (0.66%) SQL Server 2000
13 7 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
13 7 (0.57%) MySQL
13 7 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
14 6 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
15 5 (0.41%) QlikView
15 5 (0.41%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 69 (5.67%) Visual Studio
2 15 (1.23%) Subversion
3 14 (1.15%) Axure RP
4 11 (0.90%) StarTeam
5 7 (0.57%) Jenkins
6 6 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (0.49%) Hudson
6 6 (0.49%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 6 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 5 (0.41%) ClearCase
7 5 (0.41%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 5 (0.41%) JIRA
8 4 (0.33%) QuickTest Pro
9 3 (0.25%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (0.25%) Talend Open Studio
9 3 (0.25%) NUnit
9 3 (0.25%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.16%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.16%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.16%) RSpec
General
1 213 (17.49%) Finance
2 157 (12.89%) Telecoms
3 33 (2.71%) Marketing
4 27 (2.22%) Retail
5 19 (1.56%) Legal
6 17 (1.40%) Banking
7 14 (1.15%) Law
7 14 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
8 12 (0.99%) Automotive
8 12 (0.99%) Military
8 12 (0.99%) Manufacturing
9 11 (0.90%) Publishing
10 9 (0.74%) Advertising
11 7 (0.57%) Electronics
12 6 (0.49%) Billing
12 6 (0.49%) German Language
12 6 (0.49%) Korean Language
13 5 (0.41%) Games
14 4 (0.33%) Back Office
14 4 (0.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 315 (25.86%) Analyst
2 120 (9.85%) Support Engineer
3 101 (8.29%) Support Analyst
4 92 (7.55%) 2nd Line Support
4 92 (7.55%) Developer
5 88 (7.22%) Desktop Support
6 77 (6.32%) 1st Line Support
7 63 (5.17%) Project Manager
8 60 (4.93%) Administrator
9 58 (4.76%) Service Analyst
10 56 (4.60%) Service Desk Analyst
11 51 (4.19%) IT Support
12 50 (4.11%) Desktop Engineer
12 50 (4.11%) Coordinator
13 46 (3.78%) Help Desk Support
14 41 (3.37%) Help Desk Analyst
15 36 (2.96%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 32 (2.63%) Business Analyst
17 31 (2.55%) Consultant
18 29 (2.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (6.16%) XML
2 74 (6.08%) .NET
3 49 (4.02%) ASP.NET
4 47 (3.86%) HTML
5 36 (2.96%) CSS
6 25 (2.05%) WCF
7 23 (1.89%) Web Services
7 23 (1.89%) XSLT
8 20 (1.64%) jQuery
9 19 (1.56%) WF
9 19 (1.56%) .NET Framework
10 17 (1.40%) Windows SharePoint Services
11 14 (1.15%) Flash
12 12 (0.99%) WSDL
13 10 (0.82%) HTML5
14 7 (0.57%) CSS3
14 7 (0.57%) LINQ
15 6 (0.49%) Middleware
15 6 (0.49%) ASP.NET MVC
16 5 (0.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 56 (4.60%) Blackberry
2 44 (3.61%) Management Information System
3 20 (1.64%) Mobile App
4 16 (1.31%) Thin Client
4 16 (1.31%) Fat Client
5 13 (1.07%) Smartphone
5 13 (1.07%) NHS
6 12 (0.99%) Computer Science
7 10 (0.82%) Statistics
7 10 (0.82%) GIS
8 9 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
8 9 (0.74%) Visualisation
9 8 (0.66%) E-Learning
10 7 (0.57%) PMI
10 7 (0.57%) Graphic Design
11 5 (0.41%) CMDB
11 5 (0.41%) iPad
12 4 (0.33%) Kindle
12 4 (0.33%) SWIFT
12 4 (0.33%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 534 (43.84%) Windows
2 287 (23.56%) Windows 7
3 187 (15.35%) Windows XP
4 101 (8.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 83 (6.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 63 (5.17%) Windows 8
7 38 (3.12%) Linux
8 30 (2.46%) UNIX
9 21 (1.72%) Windows Vista
10 16 (1.31%) Android
11 15 (1.23%) Windows 2000
12 14 (1.15%) Apple iOS
13 13 (1.07%) Mac OS X
14 11 (0.90%) Solaris
15 10 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
16 6 (0.49%) AIX
17 4 (0.33%) Windows Phone
17 4 (0.33%) Mac OS
18 3 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
18 3 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (16.42%) ITIL
2 166 (13.63%) Project Management
3 100 (8.21%) PRINCE2
4 65 (5.34%) Stakeholder Management
5 51 (4.19%) Service Delivery
6 50 (4.11%) Migration
7 49 (4.02%) Workflow
8 44 (3.61%) Change Management
8 44 (3.61%) CRM
9 38 (3.12%) Document Management
10 37 (3.04%) Scrum
11 36 (2.96%) Validation
11 36 (2.96%) Service Management
11 36 (2.96%) Time Management
12 35 (2.87%) Configuration Management
13 33 (2.71%) Quality Management
14 32 (2.63%) Incident Management
15 29 (2.38%) Agile Software Development
16 27 (2.22%) Data Analysis
16 27 (2.22%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 143 (11.74%) SQL
2 61 (5.01%) C#
3 30 (2.46%) C
3 30 (2.46%) JavaScript
4 23 (1.89%) T-SQL
4 23 (1.89%) VBA
5 22 (1.81%) VB.NET
6 18 (1.48%) Java
7 17 (1.40%) VB
8 14 (1.15%) PL/SQL
9 10 (0.82%) Perl
10 9 (0.74%) PowerShell
11 8 (0.66%) VB6
11 8 (0.66%) Delphi
12 5 (0.41%) C++
13 3 (0.25%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.16%) SAPscript
14 2 (0.16%) Python
14 2 (0.16%) ABAP
14 2 (0.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 137 (11.25%) Security Cleared
2 96 (7.88%) SC Cleared
3 91 (7.47%) Degree
4 64 (5.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 37 (3.04%) DV Cleared
6 35 (2.87%) MCSE
7 29 (2.38%) MCP
8 24 (1.97%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (1.64%) ISTQB
10 19 (1.56%) PMI Certification
10 19 (1.56%) MOS
10 19 (1.56%) CCNA
11 15 (1.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 14 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 14 (1.15%) CISSP
12 14 (1.15%) MCDST
12 14 (1.15%) PMP
13 13 (1.07%) ISEB
14 12 (0.99%) MCSA
14 12 (0.99%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (5.01%) QA
2 58 (4.76%) SLA
3 18 (1.48%) ISO 9001
4 13 (1.07%) Data Quality
5 9 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.33%) P3O
7 3 (0.25%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.16%) COBIT
8 2 (0.16%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.082%) GAAP
System Software
1 309 (25.37%) Active Directory
2 40 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.40%) XenApp
4 11 (0.90%) VMware ESX
5 10 (0.82%) vSphere
6 8 (0.66%) Terminal Services
6 8 (0.66%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 6 (0.49%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 4 (0.33%) Xen
9 4 (0.33%) NLBS
10 3 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.16%) XenServer
11 2 (0.16%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.082%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.082%) NFS
12 1 (0.082%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.082%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 61 (5.01%) SCCM
2 18 (1.48%) HP Quality Center
3 14 (1.15%) Backup Exec
4 12 (0.99%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 11 (0.90%) Tivoli
5 11 (0.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 10 (0.82%) Nessus
6 10 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
7 9 (0.74%) WSUS
8 5 (0.41%) OPNET
8 5 (0.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (0.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.25%) WhatsUp Gold
9 3 (0.25%) MOM
10 2 (0.16%) Unicenter
10 2 (0.16%) OpenView
10 2 (0.16%) ARCserve
10 2 (0.16%) HP Data Protector
10 2 (0.16%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 726 (59.61%) Microsoft
2 89 (7.31%) Citrix
3 72 (5.91%) HP
4 70 (5.75%) Oracle
5 52 (4.27%) VMware
6 50 (4.11%) Cisco
7 37 (3.04%) SAP
8 32 (2.63%) Lotus
9 27 (2.22%) Adobe
10 21 (1.72%) Business Objects
10 21 (1.72%) Symantec
11 19 (1.56%) Remedy
11 19 (1.56%) Apple
12 18 (1.48%) McAfee
13 16 (1.31%) IBM
13 16 (1.31%) Dell
14 13 (1.07%) Borland
15 12 (0.99%) CA
15 12 (0.99%) Meridio
15 12 (0.99%) Veeam
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