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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 35 27 24
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -3
Contract jobs citing MS Office 452 573 618
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 4.96% 6.23% 6.83%
As % of the Applications category 39.75% 41.61% 42.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 236 241
Median daily rate £290 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.76% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £130 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £290 £225
% change year-on-year
- +28.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 83 109
Median hourly rate £14.00 £13.35 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.86% -11.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £18.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+14.81% -3.57%
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
1137 1377 1461
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.47% 14.97% 16.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 621 654 672
Median daily rate £350 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £180 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 141 147
Median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.04 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.70 £42.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -6.45%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 31 May 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 -10 130 £300 +5.26% 18
Hampshire -12 92 £310 -6.41% 20
Surrey -1 81 £238 -32.14% 20
Buckinghamshire -16 55 £400 +40.35% 7
Oxfordshire +2 30 £288 +59.72% 3
West Sussex -32 26 £188 -50.00% 6
East Sussex -5 14 £310 -24.93% 6
Kent -14 11 £425 +150.00% 2
Middlesex -15 2 £278 -14.61%
Sussex - 1 £525 -
Home Counties - 1 £285 -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 May 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.

1 533 (59.75%) Microsoft
2 406 (45.52%) MS Excel
3 363 (40.70%) Windows
4 257 (28.81%) Active Directory
5 148 (16.59%) Windows 7
6 141 (15.81%) ITIL
7 138 (15.47%) Project Management
8 132 (14.80%) Finance
9 122 (13.68%) Security Cleared
10 110 (12.33%) SQL
11 89 (9.98%) MS Exchange
12 85 (9.53%) Telecoms
13 84 (9.42%) Office 365
14 82 (9.19%) Windows XP
14 82 (9.19%) PRINCE2
15 81 (9.08%) Agile Software Development
16 80 (8.97%) SC Cleared
17 79 (8.86%) MS PowerPoint
17 79 (8.86%) HP
17 79 (8.86%) Windows Server
18 77 (8.63%) MS Visio
18 77 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
19 71 (7.96%) SharePoint
19 71 (7.96%) Microsoft Certification
20 67 (7.51%) SQL Server
20 67 (7.51%) Degree
21 64 (7.17%) TCP/IP
22 63 (7.06%) Service Management
23 62 (6.95%) Stakeholder Management
24 59 (6.61%) MS Project

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 89 (9.98%) MS Exchange
2 71 (7.96%) SharePoint
3 28 (3.14%) IIS
4 22 (2.47%) Apache
5 21 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2010
6 18 (2.02%) CMS
7 16 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
8 15 (1.68%) Skype for Business
9 14 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2013
9 14 (1.57%) WebSphere
10 13 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2003
11 8 (0.90%) Live Communications Server
12 6 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 6 (0.67%) IBM Notes
13 5 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
14 4 (0.45%) SAS
14 4 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
15 3 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
15 3 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
16 2 (0.22%) Documentum
Applications
1 406 (45.52%) MS Excel
2 79 (8.86%) MS PowerPoint
3 77 (8.63%) MS Visio
4 59 (6.61%) MS Project
5 10 (1.12%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.67%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (0.56%) Acrobat
8 4 (0.45%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.34%) Casewise Modeler
9 3 (0.34%) Mingle
9 3 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.22%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.22%) OmniGraffle
10 2 (0.22%) Open Workbench
11 1 (0.11%) InDesign
11 1 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 8 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.45%) Primavera
3 4 (0.45%) Remedy AR System
4 3 (0.34%) Aligne
4 3 (0.34%) assyst
5 2 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.22%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.11%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.11%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.11%) SystmOne
6 1 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 84 (9.42%) Office 365
2 21 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.46%) Mimecast
4 8 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (0.56%) Google Apps
6 4 (0.45%) SaaS
6 4 (0.45%) Trello
7 2 (0.22%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.22%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (0.11%) FinancialForce.com
8 1 (0.11%) IaaS
8 1 (0.11%) PaaS
8 1 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 64 (7.17%) TCP/IP
2 52 (5.83%) DNS
3 50 (5.61%) LAN
4 42 (4.71%) WAN
5 40 (4.48%) DHCP
6 35 (3.92%) Wireless
7 28 (3.14%) Firewall
8 26 (2.91%) VPN
9 24 (2.69%) Skype
10 23 (2.58%) SMTP
11 19 (2.13%) LDAP
12 18 (2.02%) Internet
12 18 (2.02%) SAN
13 16 (1.79%) ATM
14 14 (1.57%) SSH
15 12 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
16 9 (1.01%) FTP
16 9 (1.01%) iSCSI
17 8 (0.90%) Ethernet
17 8 (0.90%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (7.51%) SQL Server
2 17 (1.91%) BusinessObjects
3 16 (1.79%) GIS
4 14 (1.57%) MS Access
4 14 (1.57%) Oracle Database
4 14 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (1.12%) Relational Database
5 10 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (1.01%) QlikView
7 8 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (0.78%) MySQL
8 7 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (0.56%) Data Mining
9 5 (0.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 5 (0.56%) Oracle BI EE
9 5 (0.56%) PerformancePoint
9 5 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (0.45%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 18 (2.02%) JIRA
2 10 (1.12%) Visual Studio
3 9 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (0.90%) Subversion
5 6 (0.67%) Dreamweaver
6 5 (0.56%) StarTeam
7 4 (0.45%) Eclipse
7 4 (0.45%) IntelliJ
7 4 (0.45%) Jenkins
7 4 (0.45%) JUnit
7 4 (0.45%) Maven
7 4 (0.45%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (0.34%) Rational Rose
9 2 (0.22%) Axure RP
9 2 (0.22%) ClearCase
9 2 (0.22%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.22%) JIRA Agile
9 2 (0.22%) PVCS
9 2 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.11%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 132 (14.80%) Finance
2 85 (9.53%) Telecoms
3 31 (3.48%) Banking
3 31 (3.48%) German Language
3 31 (3.48%) Marketing
4 22 (2.47%) French Language
4 22 (2.47%) Legal
5 19 (2.13%) Retail
6 12 (1.35%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.01%) Publishing
8 8 (0.90%) Spanish Language
9 6 (0.67%) Aerospace
9 6 (0.67%) Back Office
9 6 (0.67%) Military
10 5 (0.56%) Advertising
10 5 (0.56%) Automotive
10 5 (0.56%) Italian Language
10 5 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.45%) Games
11 4 (0.45%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 258 (28.92%) Analyst
2 94 (10.54%) Support Engineer
3 71 (7.96%) Service Analyst
4 70 (7.85%) Support Analyst
5 66 (7.40%) Service Desk Analyst
6 59 (6.61%) Project Manager
7 52 (5.83%) IT Support
8 50 (5.61%) Desktop Support
9 47 (5.27%) 2nd Line Support
10 44 (4.93%) Developer
11 41 (4.60%) 1st Line Support
12 37 (4.15%) Administrator
12 37 (4.15%) Business Analyst
13 36 (4.04%) IT Analyst
14 33 (3.70%) Coordinator
15 27 (3.03%) Desktop Engineer
16 25 (2.80%) Data Analyst
16 25 (2.80%) Senior Manager
17 22 (2.47%) 1st Line Support Analyst
17 22 (2.47%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (5.49%) HTML
2 41 (4.60%) CSS
3 40 (4.48%) XML
4 34 (3.81%) .NET
5 23 (2.58%) HTML5
6 18 (2.02%) jQuery
7 17 (1.91%) AngularJS
8 14 (1.57%) Web Services
9 13 (1.46%) Laravel
9 13 (1.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 11 (1.23%) SOAP
11 10 (1.12%) ASP.NET
12 9 (1.01%) .NET Framework
12 9 (1.01%) SAML
13 5 (0.56%) LAMP
13 5 (0.56%) OAuth2
14 4 (0.45%) CSS3
14 4 (0.45%) Java EE
15 3 (0.34%) Dojo
15 3 (0.34%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 77 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 32 (3.59%) Blackberry
3 32 (3.59%) Driving Licence
4 24 (2.69%) Smart Meter
5 19 (2.13%) Statistics
6 17 (1.91%) Data Centre
6 17 (1.91%) Smartphone
7 16 (1.79%) Computer Science
8 15 (1.68%) Mathematics
9 14 (1.57%) NHS
10 13 (1.46%) AS400
11 11 (1.23%) PKI
11 11 (1.23%) User Experience
12 8 (0.90%) Data Structures
12 8 (0.90%) Fat Client
12 8 (0.90%) Thin Client
12 8 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
13 7 (0.78%) Economics
13 7 (0.78%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 363 (40.70%) Windows
2 148 (16.59%) Windows 7
3 82 (9.19%) Windows XP
4 79 (8.86%) Windows Server
5 59 (6.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 58 (6.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 48 (5.38%) Windows 8
7 48 (5.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 34 (3.81%) Linux
9 26 (2.91%) Windows 10
10 22 (2.47%) Unix
11 12 (1.35%) CentOS
12 11 (1.23%) Mac OS X
12 11 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (1.23%) zOS
13 9 (1.01%) Apple iOS
14 8 (0.90%) Android
14 8 (0.90%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.45%) Data ONTAP
15 4 (0.45%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (15.81%) ITIL
2 138 (15.47%) Project Management
3 82 (9.19%) PRINCE2
4 81 (9.08%) Agile Software Development
5 63 (7.06%) Service Management
6 62 (6.95%) Stakeholder Management
7 52 (5.83%) Migration
8 41 (4.60%) Data Analysis
9 34 (3.81%) Change Management
10 32 (3.59%) Mentoring
11 31 (3.48%) Time Management
11 31 (3.48%) Validation
12 29 (3.25%) ITIL V3
12 29 (3.25%) ITSM
12 29 (3.25%) User Acceptance Testing
12 29 (3.25%) Workflow
13 28 (3.14%) Logistics
13 28 (3.14%) SDLC
14 27 (3.03%) Business Intelligence
15 26 (2.91%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 110 (12.33%) SQL
2 34 (3.81%) PowerShell
3 31 (3.48%) C
3 31 (3.48%) JavaScript
4 28 (3.14%) Java
5 24 (2.69%) VB
6 22 (2.47%) C#
7 17 (1.91%) PHP
8 14 (1.57%) PL/SQL
9 10 (1.12%) T-SQL
9 10 (1.12%) VBA
10 7 (0.78%) Shell Script
11 6 (0.67%) Python
12 4 (0.45%) Perl
12 4 (0.45%) VB.NET
12 4 (0.45%) VB6
12 4 (0.45%) VBScript
13 2 (0.22%) C++
14 1 (0.11%) Delphi
14 1 (0.11%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 122 (13.68%) Security Cleared
2 80 (8.97%) SC Cleared
3 71 (7.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 67 (7.51%) Degree
5 47 (5.27%) MCSE
6 38 (4.26%) DV Cleared
7 32 (3.59%) MCP
8 26 (2.91%) MCDST
9 24 (2.69%) MCITP
10 23 (2.58%) ISEB
11 16 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
12 14 (1.57%) MCSA
13 13 (1.46%) ISTQB
14 11 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
14 11 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 10 (1.12%) HND
15 10 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 10 (1.12%) PMI Certification
16 8 (0.90%) APMP
16 8 (0.90%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (4.60%) SLA
2 13 (1.46%) QA
3 10 (1.12%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.45%) PMBOK
5 3 (0.34%) MiFID
5 3 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.22%) COBIT
6 2 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.22%) FATCA
6 2 (0.22%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.11%) GAAP
7 1 (0.11%) GAMP
7 1 (0.11%) GCP
7 1 (0.11%) GxP
7 1 (0.11%) ISO26262
7 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 257 (28.81%) Active Directory
2 40 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.68%) vSphere
4 14 (1.57%) Hyper-V
4 14 (1.57%) XenApp
5 10 (1.12%) VMware ESX
6 9 (1.01%) NFS
7 7 (0.78%) BitLocker
8 6 (0.67%) Terminal Server
9 5 (0.56%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.22%) iptables
10 2 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.22%) Postfix
10 2 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.22%) VMware Server
10 2 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.22%) XenServer
11 1 (0.11%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 45 (5.04%) SCCM
2 27 (3.03%) Backup Exec
3 24 (2.69%) WSUS
4 21 (2.35%) McAfee ePO
5 20 (2.24%) NetBackup
6 15 (1.68%) HP Quality Center
7 12 (1.35%) Netcool
8 10 (1.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 10 (1.12%) OVSD
8 10 (1.12%) SCOM
9 9 (1.01%) HP SIM
9 9 (1.01%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 8 (0.90%) Unicenter
10 8 (0.90%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 5 (0.56%) Nagios
11 5 (0.56%) Windows Intune
12 4 (0.45%) Ansible
12 4 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 4 (0.45%) Tivoli
12 4 (0.45%) yum
Vendors
1 533 (59.75%) Microsoft
2 79 (8.86%) HP
3 55 (6.17%) VMware
4 44 (4.93%) Citrix
5 39 (4.37%) Oracle
6 34 (3.81%) IBM
7 31 (3.48%) SAP
8 27 (3.03%) Cisco
9 24 (2.69%) Intel Security
10 20 (2.24%) Remedy
11 17 (1.91%) Symantec
12 15 (1.68%) Avaya
12 15 (1.68%) IFS
13 13 (1.46%) Red Hat
14 11 (1.23%) Adobe
14 11 (1.23%) EMC
15 10 (1.12%) Google
16 9 (1.01%) Becrypt
17 8 (0.90%) Meridio
17 8 (0.90%) Veritas
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