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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 28 24 30
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +6
Contract jobs citing MS Office 640 597 489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 6.39% 6.31% 5.74%
As % of the Applications category 42.52% 41.06% 38.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 243 155
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £125 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £245 £263
% change year-on-year
+18.36% -6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 110 122
Average hourly rate £13.35 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.00% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.55 £37.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.25 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-5.35% -
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
1505 1454 1275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 15.03% 15.37% 14.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 739 668 513
Average daily rate £350 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £145 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £308 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.69% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 155 223
Average hourly rate £13.67 £15.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.86% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.80 £46.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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
Berkshire -10 168 £300 -3.84% 26
Buckinghamshire +21 141 £300 -7.69% 25
Hampshire +2 126 £325 +31.31% 22
Surrey -14 77 £325 +6.38% 30
Oxfordshire -8 49 £250 +42.85% 10
West Sussex -14 36 £390 +73.33% 10
East Sussex -9 17 £400 +10.34% 6
Kent -6 16 £135 -49.05% 9
Middlesex +5 5 £373 +42.09% 2
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 650 (55.84%) Microsoft
2 553 (47.51%) MS Excel
3 417 (35.82%) Windows
4 247 (21.22%) Active Directory
5 241 (20.70%) Windows 7
6 228 (19.59%) ITIL
7 205 (17.61%) Security Cleared
8 195 (16.75%) Finance
9 182 (15.64%) Project Management
10 165 (14.18%) SC Cleared
11 158 (13.57%) SQL
12 154 (13.23%) MS PowerPoint
13 149 (12.80%) Analytical Skills
14 131 (11.25%) Telecoms
15 130 (11.17%) PRINCE2
16 128 (11.00%) MS Project
17 127 (10.91%) Degree
18 122 (10.48%) Windows XP
19 101 (8.68%) MS Visio
20 98 (8.42%) SharePoint
21 92 (7.90%) Service Management
22 84 (7.22%) HP
23 79 (6.79%) Stakeholder Management
24 70 (6.01%) Migration
24 70 (6.01%) Oracle
25 67 (5.76%) SAP
26 65 (5.58%) SQL Server
27 64 (5.50%) Agile Software Development
28 63 (5.41%) MS Exchange
29 62 (5.33%) SLA

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 98 (8.42%) SharePoint
2 63 (5.41%) MS Exchange
3 21 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (1.55%) Lync
5 16 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2007
6 15 (1.29%) IBM Notes
7 13 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
8 12 (1.03%) IIS
9 11 (0.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 9 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
11 8 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
12 7 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
12 7 (0.60%) Confluence
13 6 (0.52%) SAS
14 3 (0.26%) ArcGIS
14 3 (0.26%) CMS
14 3 (0.26%) Lotus Domino
14 3 (0.26%) Office Communications Server
15 2 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2013
15 2 (0.17%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 553 (47.51%) MS Excel
2 154 (13.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 128 (11.00%) MS Project
4 101 (8.68%) MS Visio
5 29 (2.49%) AutoCAD
6 15 (1.29%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 5 (0.43%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.26%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.17%) Open Workbench
11 2 (0.17%) RoboHelp
11 2 (0.17%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.17%) InDesign
12 1 (0.086%) SPSS
12 1 (0.086%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 15 (1.29%) SAP SRM
2 9 (0.77%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.26%) Visualfiles
6 2 (0.17%) CODA-Financials
6 2 (0.17%) Maximo
7 1 (0.086%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.086%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.086%) CSG Singleview
7 1 (0.086%) Agresso
7 1 (0.086%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.086%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.086%) assyst
7 1 (0.086%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.086%) Cognos Controller
7 1 (0.086%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.086%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 25 (2.15%) Office 365
2 9 (0.77%) PaaS
3 5 (0.43%) IaaS
4 4 (0.34%) SaaS
5 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.086%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 43 (3.69%) Internet
2 40 (3.44%) TCP/IP
3 37 (3.18%) VPN
4 36 (3.09%) LAN
5 35 (3.01%) WAN
6 34 (2.92%) ATM
7 30 (2.58%) DNS
8 25 (2.15%) Wireless
8 25 (2.15%) Firewall
9 22 (1.89%) 3G
9 22 (1.89%) DHCP
10 19 (1.63%) Wi-Fi
11 18 (1.55%) 4G
11 18 (1.55%) SAN
11 18 (1.55%) Intranet
12 14 (1.20%) Radio Access Network
12 14 (1.20%) LTE
13 13 (1.12%) VoIP
14 12 (1.03%) HTTP
15 9 (0.77%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (5.58%) SQL Server
2 22 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
3 20 (1.72%) BusinessObjects
3 20 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (1.03%) Oracle Database
5 12 (1.03%) Relational Database
6 11 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (0.77%) MS Access
7 9 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (0.60%) DB2
8 7 (0.60%) PowerCenter
9 6 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (0.52%) SAP BW
9 6 (0.52%) Data Mining
10 5 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
10 5 (0.43%) MySQL
10 5 (0.43%) Oracle ODI
11 4 (0.34%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 15 (1.29%) JMeter
1 15 (1.29%) Visual Studio
2 11 (0.95%) JIRA
2 11 (0.95%) Jenkins
3 8 (0.69%) LoadRunner
4 7 (0.60%) Maven
4 7 (0.60%) JUnit
4 7 (0.60%) QuickTest Pro
4 7 (0.60%) RSpec
4 7 (0.60%) Cucumber
4 7 (0.60%) SoapUI
5 6 (0.52%) Subversion
6 4 (0.34%) Trac
6 4 (0.34%) StarTeam
6 4 (0.34%) AdminStudio
6 4 (0.34%) LabVIEW
7 3 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.17%) MSBuild
8 2 (0.17%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 195 (16.75%) Finance
2 131 (11.25%) Telecoms
3 35 (3.01%) Retail
4 34 (2.92%) Marketing
5 33 (2.84%) Publishing
6 27 (2.32%) Banking
7 26 (2.23%) Electronics
8 23 (1.98%) Legal
9 20 (1.72%) Advertising
10 18 (1.55%) Manufacturing
11 17 (1.46%) Financial Institution
12 15 (1.29%) German Language
13 9 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (0.60%) Back Office
15 6 (0.52%) Multimedia
16 5 (0.43%) Games
17 4 (0.34%) French Language
17 4 (0.34%) Korean Language
17 4 (0.34%) Billing
17 4 (0.34%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 326 (28.01%) Analyst
2 92 (7.90%) Support Analyst
3 82 (7.04%) Support Engineer
4 79 (6.79%) Project Manager
5 77 (6.62%) 1st Line Support
6 69 (5.93%) Service Analyst
7 68 (5.84%) Service Desk Analyst
8 60 (5.15%) Coordinator
9 58 (4.98%) Developer
10 49 (4.21%) Desktop Support
11 47 (4.04%) Administrator
12 41 (3.52%) IT Support
13 40 (3.44%) Data Analyst
13 40 (3.44%) 2nd Line Support
14 36 (3.09%) 1st Line Support Analyst
15 34 (2.92%) Desktop Engineer
16 28 (2.41%) Help Desk Analyst
17 27 (2.32%) Help Desk Support
17 27 (2.32%) Business Analyst
18 24 (2.06%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (2.84%) .NET
2 27 (2.32%) XML
3 26 (2.23%) HTML
4 17 (1.46%) CSS
5 14 (1.20%) Web Services
6 10 (0.86%) ASP.NET
7 9 (0.77%) jQuery
7 9 (0.77%) Application Packaging
8 8 (0.69%) .NET Framework
9 7 (0.60%) SOAP
9 7 (0.60%) JSON
9 7 (0.60%) REST
10 6 (0.52%) HTML5
10 6 (0.52%) WCF
11 5 (0.43%) XSL
12 4 (0.34%) Oracle Fusion
12 4 (0.34%) ASP.NET 2.0
12 4 (0.34%) XHTML
12 4 (0.34%) XSLT
13 3 (0.26%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 149 (12.80%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (4.12%) Management Information System
3 32 (2.75%) Blackberry
4 26 (2.23%) NHS
5 22 (1.89%) Statistics
6 19 (1.63%) User Experience
7 18 (1.55%) Computer Science
8 12 (1.03%) PMI
9 9 (0.77%) Economics
9 9 (0.77%) CMDB
9 9 (0.77%) Social Media
10 8 (0.69%) iPhone
10 8 (0.69%) FMCG
10 8 (0.69%) EPoS
11 7 (0.60%) E-Learning
11 7 (0.60%) Smart Meter
11 7 (0.60%) Digital Media
12 6 (0.52%) Mobile Computing
12 6 (0.52%) iPad
13 5 (0.43%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 417 (35.82%) Windows
2 241 (20.70%) Windows 7
3 122 (10.48%) Windows XP
4 54 (4.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 41 (3.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 39 (3.35%) Linux
7 36 (3.09%) Windows 8
8 23 (1.98%) UNIX
9 14 (1.20%) Android
10 13 (1.12%) Solaris
10 13 (1.12%) Mac OS X
11 12 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (0.60%) Windows Vista
13 6 (0.52%) Apple iOS
13 6 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (0.43%) CentOS
14 5 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
14 5 (0.43%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.26%) Windows 2000
15 3 (0.26%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (19.59%) ITIL
2 182 (15.64%) Project Management
3 130 (11.17%) PRINCE2
4 92 (7.90%) Service Management
5 79 (6.79%) Stakeholder Management
6 70 (6.01%) Migration
7 64 (5.50%) Agile Software Development
8 58 (4.98%) Change Management
9 51 (4.38%) Change Control
10 49 (4.21%) Data Analysis
11 39 (3.35%) ITSM
11 39 (3.35%) Project Planning
11 39 (3.35%) Incident Management
12 36 (3.09%) Service Delivery
13 32 (2.75%) Line Management
14 26 (2.23%) Configuration Management
14 26 (2.23%) Validation
14 26 (2.23%) Business Analysis
15 25 (2.15%) Time Management
15 25 (2.15%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 158 (13.57%) SQL
2 41 (3.52%) VBA
3 28 (2.41%) VB
3 28 (2.41%) C
4 27 (2.32%) Java
5 26 (2.23%) C#
6 18 (1.55%) PowerShell
7 15 (1.29%) JavaScript
8 12 (1.03%) T-SQL
9 10 (0.86%) C++
10 8 (0.69%) Ruby
10 8 (0.69%) PL/SQL
11 6 (0.52%) VBScript
11 6 (0.52%) Perl
12 5 (0.43%) VB6
13 4 (0.34%) Python
14 3 (0.26%) COBOL
14 3 (0.26%) RPG
14 3 (0.26%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.17%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 205 (17.61%) Security Cleared
2 165 (14.18%) SC Cleared
3 127 (10.91%) Degree
4 57 (4.90%) DV Cleared
5 41 (3.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 33 (2.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 28 (2.41%) PMI Certification
8 24 (2.06%) ISEB
9 23 (1.98%) MCSE
9 23 (1.98%) PMP
10 20 (1.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 19 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
11 19 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
12 18 (1.55%) MCP
13 15 (1.29%) HND
13 15 (1.29%) CCNA
14 14 (1.20%) MCSA
15 13 (1.12%) MBA
16 11 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 11 (0.95%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (5.33%) SLA
2 33 (2.84%) QA
3 13 (1.12%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.52%) Solvency II
5 4 (0.34%) P3O
5 4 (0.34%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.086%) BS15000
7 1 (0.086%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.086%) GAMP
7 1 (0.086%) GCP
7 1 (0.086%) GMP
7 1 (0.086%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.086%) COBIT
System Software
1 247 (21.22%) Active Directory
2 31 (2.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (1.20%) XenApp
4 12 (1.03%) Hyper-V
4 12 (1.03%) VMware ESX
5 8 (0.69%) vSphere
5 8 (0.69%) Samba
6 6 (0.52%) BitLocker
6 6 (0.52%) XenDesktop
6 6 (0.52%) Terminal Services
7 5 (0.43%) NFS
8 4 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.26%) PowerHA
10 2 (0.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.086%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 56 (4.81%) SCCM
2 26 (2.23%) OVSD
3 10 (0.86%) OpenView
4 8 (0.69%) Puppet
5 7 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 7 (0.60%) SCOM
5 7 (0.60%) Vagrant
6 6 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
6 6 (0.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 6 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (0.43%) Nessus
7 5 (0.43%) ARCserve
7 5 (0.43%) WSUS
8 4 (0.34%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (0.26%) Tivoli NetView
9 3 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (0.17%) Unicenter
10 2 (0.17%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.086%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 650 (55.84%) Microsoft
2 84 (7.22%) HP
3 70 (6.01%) Oracle
4 67 (5.76%) SAP
5 59 (5.07%) Citrix
6 46 (3.95%) VMware
7 33 (2.84%) Cisco
8 29 (2.49%) Business Objects
9 25 (2.15%) Remedy
10 18 (1.55%) Ericsson
11 17 (1.46%) Symantec
11 17 (1.46%) Apple
12 16 (1.37%) Ariba
12 16 (1.37%) McAfee
12 16 (1.37%) IBM
13 15 (1.29%) TOWER Software
13 15 (1.29%) Lotus
14 11 (0.95%) Adobe
15 9 (0.77%) NetApp
16 8 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
Woking, Surrey
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Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Capita IT Professional Services
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £240 - £270 per day
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Rate: £09.00 - £10.00 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Explore Group
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Advantage XPO
Rate: £13.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Explore Group
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Advantage XPO
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £14000.00 - £18000.00 per annum + free parking and lunch
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Market related
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £310 - £320 per day
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Rate: £10 - £12 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
East Sussex
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Buckinghamshire
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Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
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Havant, Hampshire
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