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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 22 29 23
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -6
Contract jobs citing MS Office 583 483 599
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 6.28% 5.52% 6.08%
As % of the Applications category 39.53% 39.20% 40.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 188 195
Average daily rate
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£290 £265 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.43% -3.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £140 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £400 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £256 £263
% change year-on-year
+16.09% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 97 112
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.63 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.72% +10.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £24.35 £34.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.22 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-1.54% +1.57%
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
1475 1232 1464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 15.88% 14.08% 14.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 734 580 612
Average daily rate £325 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £150 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £435 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 136 177
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £15.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +11.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.30 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.95 £25.70 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.29%

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 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +3 151 £325 +22.64% 29
Hampshire +11 119 £255 -7.27% 26
Surrey +13 91 £375 +41.64% 34
Buckinghamshire +4 79 £225 +15.38% 16
West Sussex +9 60 £130 -60.00% 10
East Sussex +4 25 £368 +17.60% 2
Kent -5 24 £178 -31.06% 8
Oxfordshire -9 24 £300 +103.73% 12
Middlesex -13 6 £265 -3.63%
M4 Corridor - - - -
Thames Valley - - - -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 723 (60.60%) Microsoft
2 523 (43.84%) Windows
3 510 (42.75%) MS Excel
4 307 (25.73%) Active Directory
5 286 (23.97%) Windows 7
6 209 (17.52%) Finance
7 205 (17.18%) ITIL
8 177 (14.84%) Windows XP
9 160 (13.41%) Project Management
10 151 (12.66%) Telecoms
11 141 (11.82%) Security Cleared
12 140 (11.74%) SharePoint
13 137 (11.48%) SQL
14 134 (11.23%) MS PowerPoint
15 116 (9.72%) MS Project
16 114 (9.56%) MS Exchange
17 106 (8.89%) PRINCE2
18 103 (8.63%) Windows Server 2003
19 100 (8.38%) SC Cleared
20 99 (8.30%) MS Visio
21 92 (7.71%) Degree
22 82 (6.87%) Citrix
23 76 (6.37%) Windows Server 2008
24 74 (6.20%) HP
25 71 (5.95%) Oracle
25 71 (5.95%) SQL Server
26 69 (5.78%) Microsoft Certification
27 68 (5.70%) XML
28 67 (5.62%) Stakeholder Management
29 65 (5.45%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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
1 140 (11.74%) SharePoint
2 114 (9.56%) MS Exchange
3 30 (2.51%) IBM Notes
3 30 (2.51%) SharePoint Server
4 26 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2003
4 26 (2.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 25 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2010
6 24 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2007
7 23 (1.93%) Lync
8 18 (1.51%) IIS
9 10 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
10 9 (0.75%) CMS
11 8 (0.67%) Lotus Domino
11 8 (0.67%) MS Project Server
12 7 (0.59%) SAS
13 6 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
14 5 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
14 5 (0.42%) WebLogic
15 4 (0.34%) Magnolia
15 4 (0.34%) Zimbra
Applications
1 510 (42.75%) MS Excel
2 134 (11.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 116 (9.72%) MS Project
4 99 (8.30%) MS Visio
5 19 (1.59%) Spreadsheet
6 14 (1.17%) AutoCAD
7 12 (1.01%) Photoshop
8 9 (0.75%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.25%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.17%) Open Workbench
11 1 (0.084%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.084%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.084%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 29 (2.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.25%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (0.25%) SAP CO
4 3 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.17%) SAP GRC
5 2 (0.17%) SAP SD
5 2 (0.17%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.084%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.084%) Academy Housing
6 1 (0.084%) arcHouse
6 1 (0.084%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.084%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.084%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 33 (2.77%) Office 365
2 7 (0.59%) SaaS
3 2 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.17%) IBM Blueworks
4 1 (0.084%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 57 (4.78%) TCP/IP
2 51 (4.27%) LAN
3 47 (3.94%) Firewall
4 45 (3.77%) DNS
5 40 (3.35%) VPN
6 37 (3.10%) Internet
7 36 (3.02%) WAN
8 33 (2.77%) SAN
9 30 (2.51%) DHCP
10 27 (2.26%) Wireless
11 17 (1.42%) LDAP
12 15 (1.26%) VoIP
13 13 (1.09%) Radio Access Network
14 12 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
14 12 (1.01%) LTE
14 12 (1.01%) 3G
15 10 (0.84%) 2G
16 8 (0.67%) Intranet
17 7 (0.59%) IP Telephony
17 7 (0.59%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (5.95%) SQL Server
2 21 (1.76%) SQL Server 2005
3 19 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (1.51%) DTS
5 17 (1.42%) OLAP
6 15 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (1.17%) MS Access
8 13 (1.09%) IDOL
8 13 (1.09%) Relational Database
9 12 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
10 11 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (0.59%) QlikView
12 7 (0.59%) Oracle Database
12 7 (0.59%) MySQL
13 5 (0.42%) SAS Enterprise Guide
13 5 (0.42%) SAS Data Integration Studio
14 4 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 58 (4.86%) Visual Studio
2 11 (0.92%) Subversion
2 11 (0.92%) StarTeam
2 11 (0.92%) Axure RP
3 7 (0.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 6 (0.50%) JIRA
4 6 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (0.42%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (0.42%) ClearCase
6 4 (0.34%) JMeter
6 4 (0.34%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.25%) SoapUI
7 3 (0.25%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 3 (0.25%) Zephyr
7 3 (0.25%) RSpec
7 3 (0.25%) Selenium
7 3 (0.25%) FitNesse
7 3 (0.25%) Talend Open Studio
7 3 (0.25%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.25%) Maven
General
1 209 (17.52%) Finance
2 151 (12.66%) Telecoms
3 33 (2.77%) Marketing
4 21 (1.76%) Retail
5 20 (1.68%) Legal
5 20 (1.68%) Banking
6 15 (1.26%) Law
7 13 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
8 12 (1.01%) Military
9 11 (0.92%) Manufacturing
9 11 (0.92%) Advertising
9 11 (0.92%) Automotive
10 9 (0.75%) Electronics
10 9 (0.75%) Publishing
11 8 (0.67%) Billing
12 7 (0.59%) German Language
13 6 (0.50%) Korean Language
14 5 (0.42%) Back Office
15 4 (0.34%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.34%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 312 (26.15%) Analyst
2 114 (9.56%) Support Engineer
3 100 (8.38%) Support Analyst
4 92 (7.71%) Developer
5 89 (7.46%) Desktop Support
5 89 (7.46%) 2nd Line Support
6 76 (6.37%) 1st Line Support
7 61 (5.11%) Project Manager
8 58 (4.86%) Administrator
8 58 (4.86%) Service Analyst
9 56 (4.69%) Service Desk Analyst
10 54 (4.53%) Coordinator
11 50 (4.19%) Desktop Engineer
12 47 (3.94%) IT Support
13 41 (3.44%) Help Desk Support
14 40 (3.35%) Help Desk Analyst
15 35 (2.93%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 33 (2.77%) Business Analyst
17 31 (2.60%) Consultant
18 28 (2.35%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (5.70%) XML
2 65 (5.45%) .NET
3 46 (3.86%) ASP.NET
4 34 (2.85%) HTML
5 25 (2.10%) CSS
5 25 (2.10%) Web Services
6 21 (1.76%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 20 (1.68%) WCF
7 20 (1.68%) XSLT
8 19 (1.59%) .NET Framework
9 16 (1.34%) WF
10 14 (1.17%) jQuery
11 11 (0.92%) Flash
12 10 (0.84%) WSDL
13 6 (0.50%) Middleware
14 4 (0.34%) Oracle Fusion
14 4 (0.34%) HTML5
15 3 (0.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 3 (0.25%) REST
15 3 (0.25%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 57 (4.78%) Blackberry
2 44 (3.69%) Management Information System
3 17 (1.42%) Thin Client
3 17 (1.42%) Fat Client
3 17 (1.42%) Mobile App
4 14 (1.17%) Video Conferencing
5 11 (0.92%) Smartphone
6 10 (0.84%) Statistics
6 10 (0.84%) Computer Science
6 10 (0.84%) iPad
7 9 (0.75%) Visualisation
7 9 (0.75%) iPhone
7 9 (0.75%) NHS
8 8 (0.67%) GIS
9 7 (0.59%) PMI
10 5 (0.42%) E-Learning
10 5 (0.42%) CMDB
11 4 (0.34%) Informatics
11 4 (0.34%) DTV
11 4 (0.34%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 523 (43.84%) Windows
2 286 (23.97%) Windows 7
3 177 (14.84%) Windows XP
4 103 (8.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 76 (6.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 62 (5.20%) Windows 8
7 36 (3.02%) Linux
8 26 (2.18%) UNIX
9 20 (1.68%) Windows Vista
10 16 (1.34%) Android
10 16 (1.34%) Apple iOS
11 14 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
11 14 (1.17%) Windows 2000
12 11 (0.92%) Mac OS X
12 11 (0.92%) Solaris
13 4 (0.34%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.34%) Windows Phone
14 3 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.17%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (17.18%) ITIL
2 160 (13.41%) Project Management
3 106 (8.89%) PRINCE2
4 67 (5.62%) Stakeholder Management
5 51 (4.27%) Migration
6 49 (4.11%) Service Delivery
7 46 (3.86%) Workflow
8 39 (3.27%) Validation
8 39 (3.27%) CRM
9 38 (3.19%) Service Management
10 37 (3.10%) Change Management
11 36 (3.02%) Document Management
11 36 (3.02%) Time Management
12 34 (2.85%) Quality Management
13 31 (2.60%) Configuration Management
14 30 (2.51%) Incident Management
15 29 (2.43%) Business Intelligence
15 29 (2.43%) Programme Management
16 27 (2.26%) Agile Software Development
16 27 (2.26%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 137 (11.48%) SQL
2 57 (4.78%) C#
3 29 (2.43%) C
4 27 (2.26%) T-SQL
5 24 (2.01%) JavaScript
6 21 (1.76%) VBA
7 19 (1.59%) VB.NET
8 18 (1.51%) Java
9 13 (1.09%) PL/SQL
10 10 (0.84%) Perl
10 10 (0.84%) VB
11 8 (0.67%) Delphi
12 6 (0.50%) C++
12 6 (0.50%) VB6
13 5 (0.42%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.25%) Python
15 2 (0.17%) SAPscript
15 2 (0.17%) ABAP
15 2 (0.17%) VBScript
16 1 (0.084%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 141 (11.82%) Security Cleared
2 100 (8.38%) SC Cleared
3 92 (7.71%) Degree
4 69 (5.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 38 (3.19%) MCSE
6 36 (3.02%) DV Cleared
7 29 (2.43%) MCP
8 24 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
9 22 (1.84%) PMI Certification
10 21 (1.76%) ISTQB
11 20 (1.68%) CCNA
12 19 (1.59%) MOS
13 18 (1.51%) PMP
14 16 (1.34%) MCDST
14 16 (1.34%) ISEB
15 14 (1.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 13 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 13 (1.09%) MCSA
16 13 (1.09%) CISSP
16 13 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (4.86%) SLA
1 58 (4.86%) QA
2 20 (1.68%) ISO 9001
3 13 (1.09%) Data Quality
4 11 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.17%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.17%) COBIT
6 2 (0.17%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.17%) P3O
7 1 (0.084%) GAAP
System Software
1 307 (25.73%) Active Directory
2 41 (3.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.09%) Terminal Services
3 13 (1.09%) VMware ESX
4 12 (1.01%) XenApp
5 8 (0.67%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.67%) vSphere
6 7 (0.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 4 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.34%) Xen
7 4 (0.34%) NLBS
8 3 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.17%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.084%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.084%) vCloud
10 1 (0.084%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 61 (5.11%) SCCM
2 20 (1.68%) HP Quality Center
3 16 (1.34%) Backup Exec
4 12 (1.01%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 12 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
5 10 (0.84%) Nessus
6 5 (0.42%) Tivoli
6 5 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (0.34%) WSUS
8 3 (0.25%) MOM
8 3 (0.25%) WhatsUp Gold
8 3 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.25%) Puppet
8 3 (0.25%) Vagrant
8 3 (0.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.17%) HP SIM
9 2 (0.17%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (0.17%) Unicenter
9 2 (0.17%) ARCserve
10 1 (0.084%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 723 (60.60%) Microsoft
2 82 (6.87%) Citrix
3 74 (6.20%) HP
4 71 (5.95%) Oracle
5 53 (4.44%) VMware
6 50 (4.19%) Cisco
7 41 (3.44%) SAP
8 34 (2.85%) Lotus
9 20 (1.68%) Remedy
10 19 (1.59%) Symantec
11 18 (1.51%) Apple
12 17 (1.42%) Business Objects
12 17 (1.42%) Adobe
12 17 (1.42%) McAfee
13 16 (1.34%) Dell
14 14 (1.17%) Veeam
15 13 (1.09%) Borland
15 13 (1.09%) Meridio
16 11 (0.92%) IBM
17 10 (0.84%) Qualys
Surrey
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Dartford, Kent
Remit Resources
Rate: £16000 - £19000 per annum + Training
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Worthing, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rate Value
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
Austin Fraser
Rate: £160 - £180 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Steria
Rate: Up to £9 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £575 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Keystream Resources Limited
Rate: £14 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
TD Group
Rate: From £130 to £150 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Posted: 18 days ago