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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office
England / South East
Rank 34 36 32
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Contract jobs citing MS Office 373 414 518
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 5.14% 4.99% 5.58%
As % of the Applications category 43.73% 41.07% 38.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 192 231
Median daily rate £314 £300 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.50% +6.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £132 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 82 98
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.35 £9.50 £10.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £24.85 £23.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +3.70%

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
853 1008 1359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.75% 12.15% 14.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 443 510 641
Median daily rate £350 £325 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £165 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 116 142
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.58 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +10.00%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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
Hampshire +5 97 £340 +4.61% 20
Berkshire -2 86 £270 -18.79% 17
Surrey +30 73 £345 -1.42% 23
Buckinghamshire +3 51 £220 +10.00% 18
Oxfordshire -11 14 £185 -38.33% 6
East Sussex +8 13 £408 +103.87% 2
West Sussex -20 12 £300 -4.38% 1
Kent +2 11 £225 -3.22% 9
Middlesex +7 6 £264 +32.00% 1
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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.

1 518 (63.33%) Microsoft
2 329 (40.22%) MS Excel
3 301 (36.80%) Windows
4 186 (22.74%) Active Directory
5 153 (18.70%) Security Cleared
6 149 (18.22%) Windows 7
7 140 (17.11%) Finance
8 120 (14.67%) Project Management
9 116 (14.18%) SC Cleared
10 110 (13.45%) ITIL
11 103 (12.59%) Analytical Skills
12 96 (11.74%) SharePoint
13 93 (11.37%) MS PowerPoint
14 88 (10.76%) Office 365
14 88 (10.76%) MS Visio
15 84 (10.27%) SQL
16 82 (10.02%) Stakeholder Management
17 75 (9.17%) Telecoms
18 68 (8.31%) Change Management
19 62 (7.58%) MS Project
20 60 (7.33%) TCP/IP
21 59 (7.21%) Windows Server
22 58 (7.09%) PRINCE2
23 56 (6.85%) VMware
23 56 (6.85%) Windows 10
24 55 (6.72%) Degree
24 55 (6.72%) Agile Software Development
24 55 (6.72%) MS Exchange
25 53 (6.48%) SCCM
26 49 (5.99%) Windows XP

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 96 (11.74%) SharePoint
2 55 (6.72%) MS Exchange
3 16 (1.96%) Skype for Business
4 14 (1.71%) IBM Notes
5 12 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (1.22%) CMS
6 10 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
7 8 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (0.86%) IIS
9 4 (0.49%) Confluence
9 4 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2000
9 4 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (0.49%) Exchange Server 5.5
9 4 (0.49%) K2 blackpearl
9 4 (0.49%) SAS
10 3 (0.37%) Documentum
10 3 (0.37%) MS Project Server
11 2 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.12%) WordPress
Applications
1 329 (40.22%) MS Excel
2 93 (11.37%) MS PowerPoint
3 88 (10.76%) MS Visio
4 62 (7.58%) MS Project
5 12 (1.47%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 5 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (0.61%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.37%) Adobe Captivate
7 3 (0.37%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.24%) Maya
9 1 (0.12%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.12%) CATIA
9 1 (0.12%) InDesign
9 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.12%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.12%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.12%) Revit
9 1 (0.12%) Siemens NX
9 1 (0.12%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 8 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.73%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (0.61%) Oracle Receivables
3 5 (0.61%) Oracle TCA
4 4 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.24%) Primavera
5 2 (0.24%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.24%) SystmOne
6 1 (0.12%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.12%) Sage X3
6 1 (0.12%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.12%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.12%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.12%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 88 (10.76%) Office 365
2 16 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.73%) IaaS
4 2 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.24%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.12%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.12%) PaaS
5 1 (0.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (7.33%) TCP/IP
2 42 (5.13%) LAN
3 38 (4.65%) WAN
4 33 (4.03%) DNS
4 33 (4.03%) VPN
5 29 (3.55%) DHCP
6 23 (2.81%) Firewall
7 17 (2.08%) 3G
7 17 (2.08%) VoIP
7 17 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
8 16 (1.96%) Skype
9 13 (1.59%) Wireless
10 11 (1.34%) 4G
11 9 (1.10%) DAB
11 9 (1.10%) Extranet
11 9 (1.10%) Network Security
11 9 (1.10%) SAN
12 8 (0.98%) Internet
12 8 (0.98%) LTE
13 7 (0.86%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (4.77%) SQL Server
2 26 (3.18%) GIS
3 17 (2.08%) MS Access
4 14 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
9 8 (0.98%) Relational Database
9 8 (0.98%) SQL Server 2014
10 6 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (0.61%) Big Data
11 5 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (0.61%) DB2
11 5 (0.61%) SQL Server 2000
12 4 (0.49%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (0.49%) Hadoop
13 3 (0.37%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 13 (1.59%) JIRA
2 11 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (0.86%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.49%) Ant
4 4 (0.49%) ClearCase
4 4 (0.49%) Maven
4 4 (0.49%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (0.37%) ClearQuest
5 3 (0.37%) MSI
5 3 (0.37%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (0.37%) Subversion
6 1 (0.12%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.12%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.12%) NetBeans
6 1 (0.12%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 140 (17.11%) Finance
2 75 (9.17%) Telecoms
3 21 (2.57%) German Language
4 19 (2.32%) Retail
5 18 (2.20%) Marketing
5 18 (2.20%) Military
6 17 (2.08%) Advertising
7 16 (1.96%) Legal
8 14 (1.71%) Law
9 12 (1.47%) French Language
10 11 (1.34%) Banking
11 8 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
12 7 (0.86%) Manufacturing
13 6 (0.73%) Billing
13 6 (0.73%) Electronics
14 5 (0.61%) Korean Language
15 4 (0.49%) Automotive
15 4 (0.49%) Spanish Language
16 3 (0.37%) Mandarin Language
16 3 (0.37%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 202 (24.69%) Analyst
2 86 (10.51%) Support Engineer
3 72 (8.80%) Project Manager
4 57 (6.97%) 1st Line Support
5 55 (6.72%) Service Analyst
6 50 (6.11%) Service Desk Analyst
7 49 (5.99%) Desktop Support
8 46 (5.62%) IT Support
9 43 (5.26%) Developer
10 40 (4.89%) Support Analyst
11 39 (4.77%) 2nd Line Support
11 39 (4.77%) Desktop Engineer
12 36 (4.40%) Business Analyst
13 32 (3.91%) Administrator
13 32 (3.91%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 29 (3.55%) Architect
15 28 (3.42%) Coordinator
16 24 (2.93%) GIS Technician
16 24 (2.93%) IT Analyst
17 23 (2.81%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (3.06%) .NET
2 20 (2.44%) HTML
3 18 (2.20%) CSS
4 17 (2.08%) XML
5 9 (1.10%) Web Services
6 8 (0.98%) .NET Framework
7 7 (0.86%) jQuery
8 6 (0.73%) ASP.NET
8 6 (0.73%) HTML5
9 5 (0.61%) CSS3
9 5 (0.61%) WCF
10 4 (0.49%) CGI
10 4 (0.49%) COM
11 3 (0.37%) Classic ASP
11 3 (0.37%) DCOM
11 3 (0.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 3 (0.37%) Velocity
11 3 (0.37%) XHTML
12 2 (0.24%) AngularJS
13 1 (0.12%) XPages
Miscellaneous
1 103 (12.59%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (3.18%) Management Information System
3 22 (2.69%) e-Learning
4 19 (2.32%) Blackberry
4 19 (2.32%) Data Centre
4 19 (2.32%) Driving Licence
5 14 (1.71%) Smartphone
6 13 (1.59%) Economics
7 11 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
8 10 (1.22%) Fat Client
8 10 (1.22%) iPad
8 10 (1.22%) Thin Client
9 9 (1.10%) iPhone
10 7 (0.86%) NHS
10 7 (0.86%) Social Media
11 6 (0.73%) Clustering
11 6 (0.73%) Learning Management System
11 6 (0.73%) Mainframe
11 6 (0.73%) Virtual Team
12 5 (0.61%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 301 (36.80%) Windows
2 149 (18.22%) Windows 7
3 59 (7.21%) Windows Server
4 56 (6.85%) Windows 10
5 49 (5.99%) Windows XP
6 36 (4.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 34 (4.16%) Windows 8
8 27 (3.30%) Linux
9 24 (2.93%) Windows Server 2003
10 21 (2.57%) Unix
11 18 (2.20%) Apple iOS
11 18 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
12 17 (2.08%) Android
12 17 (2.08%) Windows Vista
13 15 (1.83%) Mac OS X
14 10 (1.22%) Solaris
15 9 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 8 (0.98%) AIX
16 8 (0.98%) CentOS
17 4 (0.49%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (14.67%) Project Management
2 110 (13.45%) ITIL
3 82 (10.02%) Stakeholder Management
4 68 (8.31%) Change Management
5 58 (7.09%) PRINCE2
6 55 (6.72%) Agile Software Development
7 39 (4.77%) Migration
8 33 (4.03%) Data Analysis
9 32 (3.91%) Incident Management
10 31 (3.79%) Service Management
11 30 (3.67%) Scrum
12 29 (3.55%) Service Delivery
13 26 (3.18%) Business Analysis
13 26 (3.18%) Coaching
14 25 (3.06%) Time Management
14 25 (3.06%) Workflow
15 24 (2.93%) Business Intelligence
16 23 (2.81%) Programme Management
17 20 (2.44%) Continuous Improvement
17 20 (2.44%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 84 (10.27%) SQL
2 29 (3.55%) C
3 15 (1.83%) VBA
4 13 (1.59%) C#
4 13 (1.59%) Shell Script
4 13 (1.59%) T-SQL
5 12 (1.47%) Java
6 11 (1.34%) Perl
7 10 (1.22%) PowerShell
8 9 (1.10%) JavaScript
8 9 (1.10%) VB
9 7 (0.86%) PL/SQL
10 6 (0.73%) C++
11 4 (0.49%) MATLAB
11 4 (0.49%) R
12 3 (0.37%) PHP
12 3 (0.37%) VB6
13 2 (0.24%) VBScript
14 1 (0.12%) LotusScript
14 1 (0.12%) Python
Qualifications
1 153 (18.70%) Security Cleared
2 116 (14.18%) SC Cleared
3 55 (6.72%) Degree
4 39 (4.77%) DV Cleared
5 32 (3.91%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (1.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 13 (1.59%) ISEB
7 13 (1.59%) MCSE
8 12 (1.47%) HND
8 12 (1.47%) MCP
8 12 (1.47%) PMP
9 10 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (1.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 8 (0.98%) APMP
10 8 (0.98%) DBS Check
10 8 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (0.86%) CCNA
11 7 (0.86%) MCITP
11 7 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 6 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.28%) SLA
2 14 (1.71%) QA
3 12 (1.47%) Data Quality
4 9 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.73%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.49%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.37%) COBIT
8 2 (0.24%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.12%) GAAP
9 1 (0.12%) GAMP
9 1 (0.12%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.12%) ISO22301
9 1 (0.12%) MiFID
System Software
1 186 (22.74%) Active Directory
2 39 (4.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.59%) Hyper-V
4 9 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (1.10%) VMware ESX
5 8 (0.98%) BitLocker
5 8 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (0.98%) vCloud
6 7 (0.86%) XenApp
6 7 (0.86%) XenDesktop
7 5 (0.61%) Docker
8 4 (0.49%) Samba
8 4 (0.49%) vSphere
9 3 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 53 (6.48%) SCCM
2 7 (0.86%) WSUS
3 6 (0.73%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 5 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (0.61%) Puppet
4 5 (0.61%) vRealize
5 4 (0.49%) Backup Exec
5 4 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (0.49%) Netcool
5 4 (0.49%) OVSD
6 3 (0.37%) AirWatch
6 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (0.37%) NetBackup
6 3 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.37%) vMotion
7 2 (0.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (0.24%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.24%) Unicenter
7 2 (0.24%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 518 (63.33%) Microsoft
2 56 (6.85%) VMware
3 45 (5.50%) Oracle
4 42 (5.13%) SAP
5 36 (4.40%) HP
6 30 (3.67%) Cisco
7 27 (3.30%) Citrix
8 23 (2.81%) Apple
9 20 (2.44%) Remedy
10 14 (1.71%) Lotus
11 13 (1.59%) ServiceNow
12 10 (1.22%) Dell
13 9 (1.10%) Forcepoint
13 9 (1.10%) Red Hat
14 8 (0.98%) Adobe
14 8 (0.98%) Avaya
14 8 (0.98%) Sophos
15 7 (0.86%) Intel Security
15 7 (0.86%) Symantec
16 6 (0.73%) BMC
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