The first table below looks at the demand for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 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.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 33 36 34
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Office 2748 2306 2840
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.03% 4.83% 4.70%
As % of the Applications category 38.79% 37.25% 38.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1280 1013 1275
Average daily rate £270 £285 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £130 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £264 £275
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 436 412 490
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.25 £28.40 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
7085 6191 7452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.98% 12.98% 12.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3738 3177 3778
Average daily rate £325 £335 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.98% -1.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £165 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £517
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 660 704 799
Average hourly rate £15.75 £15.75 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £36.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Office within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Office within the UK.

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in the UK

MS Office
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Office within the UK.

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

MS Office
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

MS Office Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

MS Office
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +3 2512 £275 -3.50% 333
London -4 971 £290 -9.37% 117
South East +5 588 £288 +6.48% 83
City of London -2 260 £290 -10.76% 34
Berkshire +6 188 £305 -6.15% 24
South West +10 181 £223 -25.83% 27
West Midlands +1 162 £275 +15.78% 6
North West -4 155 £208 -14.43% 26
East of England -9 153 £231 -7.50% 39
Scotland +9 141 £225 -21.39% 9
Yorkshire -1 126 £280 -6.66% 13
East Midlands +1 120 £70 -48.14% 12
Surrey +1 118 £306 +49.02% 21
Hampshire +3 110 £248 -22.04% 12
West Yorkshire -5 76 £290 -5.30% 9
Reading -10 70 £275 +10.00% 10
Manchester +5 62 £120 -52.13% 17
Buckinghamshire -3 62 £325 +32.65% 9
Bristol +4 55 £225 -35.25% 9
Essex -1 52 £288 +17.34% 13
Edinburgh -4 51 £225 -10.00% 6
Derbyshire +11 44 £70 -41.66% 1
Birmingham +12 43 £270 +4.85% 2
Leeds -9 43 £265 -3.63% 3
Cheshire +7 41 £267 +74.75% 4
North East +1 40 £278 +98.21% 9
Oxfordshire +11 39 £175 -46.96% 5
Wales -16 39 £178 -49.28% 4
Glasgow +15 38 £255 -7.27% 1
Milton Keynes -14 38 £338 +29.80% 5

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 2934 (54.67%) Microsoft
2 2441 (45.48%) Windows
3 2395 (44.62%) MS Excel
4 1357 (25.28%) Active Directory
5 1310 (24.41%) Windows 7
6 1188 (22.14%) Finance
7 1151 (21.45%) Windows XP
8 881 (16.42%) ITIL
9 718 (13.38%) Project Management
10 669 (12.47%) MS PowerPoint
11 647 (12.06%) SharePoint
12 573 (10.68%) SQL
13 551 (10.27%) MS Project
14 535 (9.97%) Citrix
15 503 (9.37%) MS Exchange
16 483 (9.00%) Blackberry
17 473 (8.81%) Security Cleared
18 463 (8.63%) Banking
19 441 (8.22%) MS Visio
20 423 (7.88%) Windows Server 2008
21 381 (7.10%) PRINCE2
22 377 (7.02%) Windows Server 2003
23 373 (6.95%) SQL Server
24 370 (6.89%) Degree
25 354 (6.60%) HP
26 314 (5.85%) SC Cleared
27 291 (5.42%) SLA
28 290 (5.40%) Telecoms
29 287 (5.35%) Migration
30 278 (5.18%) Microsoft Certification

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 647 (12.06%) SharePoint
2 503 (9.37%) MS Exchange
3 231 (4.30%) IBM Notes
4 196 (3.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 158 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
6 112 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2003
7 100 (1.86%) SharePoint 2010
8 99 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2007
9 87 (1.62%) SharePoint Server
10 82 (1.53%) Lync
11 71 (1.32%) IIS
12 48 (0.89%) CMS
13 36 (0.67%) MS Project Server
14 34 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
15 30 (0.56%) SAS
16 24 (0.45%) WorkSite
17 20 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
18 15 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
19 14 (0.26%) WebSphere
20 13 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2395 (44.62%) MS Excel
2 669 (12.47%) MS PowerPoint
3 551 (10.27%) MS Project
4 441 (8.22%) MS Visio
5 91 (1.70%) Spreadsheet
6 40 (0.75%) Photoshop
7 39 (0.73%) Acrobat
8 33 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
8 33 (0.61%) Adobe Captivate
9 27 (0.50%) AutoCAD
10 18 (0.34%) InfoPath
11 14 (0.26%) InDesign
12 13 (0.24%) Fireworks
13 9 (0.17%) RoboHelp
13 9 (0.17%) Open Workbench
14 7 (0.13%) Pro/ENGINEER
15 6 (0.11%) QuarkXPress
15 6 (0.11%) Quicktime
16 5 (0.093%) PowerPivot
17 4 (0.075%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 60 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
3 18 (0.34%) assyst
3 18 (0.34%) Eikon
4 13 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
4 13 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
4 13 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
5 10 (0.19%) Cerner Millennium
5 10 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (0.15%) Agresso
7 7 (0.13%) RMDS
7 7 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
7 7 (0.13%) Oracle Retail
8 6 (0.11%) Aligne
8 6 (0.11%) ZaiNet
8 6 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
8 6 (0.11%) Endur
9 5 (0.093%) Oracle 11i
9 5 (0.093%) FLEXCUBE
9 5 (0.093%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 88 (1.64%) Office 365
2 17 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
3 14 (0.26%) SaaS
4 8 (0.15%) Google Apps
5 6 (0.11%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.019%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.019%) IaaS
6 1 (0.019%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 243 (4.53%) VPN
2 241 (4.49%) LAN
3 205 (3.82%) WAN
4 199 (3.71%) TCP/IP
5 182 (3.39%) Internet
6 151 (2.81%) DNS
7 129 (2.40%) DHCP
8 105 (1.96%) Wireless
9 96 (1.79%) Firewall
10 94 (1.75%) Intranet
11 88 (1.64%) VoIP
12 77 (1.43%) SAN
13 40 (0.75%) FTP
14 34 (0.63%) 3G
14 34 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
15 30 (0.56%) VLAN
16 29 (0.54%) Broadband
17 28 (0.52%) IP Telephony
18 26 (0.48%) Network Security
18 26 (0.48%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 373 (6.95%) SQL Server
2 91 (1.70%) MS Access
3 84 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 82 (1.53%) SQL Server 2005
5 80 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 74 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
7 54 (1.01%) Relational Database
8 45 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 43 (0.80%) Oracle Database
10 39 (0.73%) MySQL
11 34 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
12 32 (0.60%) SQL Server 2000
13 28 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
14 27 (0.50%) OLAP
15 26 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 22 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
17 19 (0.35%) RDBMS
18 18 (0.34%) DTS
18 18 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
19 17 (0.32%) DB2
Development Applications
1 121 (2.25%) Visual Studio
2 41 (0.76%) JIRA
3 38 (0.71%) Subversion
4 33 (0.61%) MSI
5 24 (0.45%) Jenkins
6 23 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
7 21 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 16 (0.30%) Hudson
9 15 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
10 14 (0.26%) TestDirector
11 13 (0.24%) Visual Studio Team System
12 12 (0.22%) Axure RP
12 12 (0.22%) SpecFlow
12 12 (0.22%) Maven
13 11 (0.20%) NUnit
13 11 (0.20%) AdminStudio
13 11 (0.20%) QuickTest Pro
13 11 (0.20%) Selenium
14 10 (0.19%) TeamCity
14 10 (0.19%) Eclipse
General
1 1188 (22.14%) Finance
2 463 (8.63%) Banking
3 290 (5.40%) Telecoms
4 234 (4.36%) Legal
5 170 (3.17%) Law
6 135 (2.52%) Retail
7 134 (2.50%) Back Office
8 125 (2.33%) Investment Banking
9 111 (2.07%) Marketing
10 94 (1.75%) Financial Institution
11 88 (1.64%) Publishing
12 65 (1.21%) Front Office
13 59 (1.10%) Manufacturing
14 46 (0.86%) Advertising
15 45 (0.84%) Billing
16 39 (0.73%) French Language
17 34 (0.63%) International Banking
17 34 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
18 26 (0.48%) German Language
19 22 (0.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1809 (33.71%) Analyst
2 507 (9.45%) Support Engineer
3 505 (9.41%) Service Analyst
4 484 (9.02%) Support Analyst
5 470 (8.76%) Service Desk Analyst
6 428 (7.97%) Desktop Support
7 381 (7.10%) 2nd Line Support
8 309 (5.76%) 1st Line Support
9 297 (5.53%) Project Manager
10 273 (5.09%) Business Analyst
10 273 (5.09%) Developer
11 224 (4.17%) Desktop Engineer
12 201 (3.75%) Administrator
13 182 (3.39%) IT Support
14 169 (3.15%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 168 (3.13%) Coordinator
16 163 (3.04%) Help Desk Analyst
17 154 (2.87%) Help Desk Support
17 154 (2.87%) Desktop Analyst
18 140 (2.61%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 238 (4.43%) .NET
2 185 (3.45%) HTML
3 183 (3.41%) XML
4 96 (1.79%) CSS
5 94 (1.75%) ASP.NET
6 73 (1.36%) .NET Framework
7 65 (1.21%) Web Services
8 53 (0.99%) XSLT
9 51 (0.95%) jQuery
10 43 (0.80%) Application Packaging
10 43 (0.80%) WCF
11 34 (0.63%) Windows SharePoint Services
12 27 (0.50%) WF
13 26 (0.48%) WinForms
13 26 (0.48%) HTML5
14 24 (0.45%) Flash
15 22 (0.41%) Middleware
16 19 (0.35%) LINQ
16 19 (0.35%) CSS3
17 16 (0.30%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 483 (9.00%) Blackberry
2 177 (3.30%) Management Information System
3 125 (2.33%) NHS
4 61 (1.14%) iPhone
5 59 (1.10%) E-Learning
6 57 (1.06%) Thin Client
6 57 (1.06%) Fat Client
7 55 (1.02%) iPad
8 53 (0.99%) Computer Science
9 48 (0.89%) CMDB
9 48 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
10 45 (0.84%) PMI
10 45 (0.84%) Handset
11 43 (0.80%) Hedge funds
12 42 (0.78%) Statistics
13 35 (0.65%) Client/Server
14 33 (0.61%) Equities
15 31 (0.58%) GIS
15 31 (0.58%) Derivative
16 30 (0.56%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 2441 (45.48%) Windows
2 1310 (24.41%) Windows 7
3 1151 (21.45%) Windows XP
4 423 (7.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 377 (7.02%) Windows Server 2003
6 162 (3.02%) Windows Vista
7 134 (2.50%) UNIX
8 117 (2.18%) Windows 8
9 113 (2.11%) Windows 2000
10 105 (1.96%) Linux
11 60 (1.12%) Mac OS X
12 54 (1.01%) Apple iOS
13 51 (0.95%) NetWare
14 47 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
15 44 (0.82%) Android
16 39 (0.73%) AIX
17 22 (0.41%) Solaris
18 21 (0.39%) Windows NT
19 19 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
20 14 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 881 (16.42%) ITIL
2 718 (13.38%) Project Management
3 381 (7.10%) PRINCE2
4 287 (5.35%) Migration
5 257 (4.79%) Stakeholder Management
6 241 (4.49%) Change Management
7 240 (4.47%) Service Management
8 201 (3.75%) Service Delivery
9 191 (3.56%) Incident Management
10 174 (3.24%) Document Management
11 165 (3.07%) Business Analysis
12 150 (2.79%) CRM
13 147 (2.74%) Workflow
14 135 (2.52%) Time Management
15 132 (2.46%) User Acceptance Testing
16 120 (2.24%) Data Analysis
17 118 (2.20%) Agile Software Development
17 118 (2.20%) Change Control
18 113 (2.11%) Configuration Management
19 110 (2.05%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 573 (10.68%) SQL
2 160 (2.98%) VBA
3 148 (2.76%) C#
4 144 (2.68%) JavaScript
5 125 (2.33%) PowerShell
6 112 (2.09%) Java
7 97 (1.81%) C
8 85 (1.58%) VB
9 75 (1.40%) VBScript
10 74 (1.38%) T-SQL
11 64 (1.19%) Perl
12 60 (1.12%) VB.NET
13 44 (0.82%) PL/SQL
14 29 (0.54%) Shell Script
15 17 (0.32%) C++
16 14 (0.26%) COBOL
17 13 (0.24%) VB6
18 12 (0.22%) Python
19 11 (0.20%) ActionScript
20 10 (0.19%) RPG
Qualifications
1 473 (8.81%) Security Cleared
2 370 (6.89%) Degree
3 314 (5.85%) SC Cleared
4 278 (5.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 160 (2.98%) ITIL Certification
6 146 (2.72%) MCP
7 131 (2.44%) MCSE
8 88 (1.64%) ISEB
9 83 (1.55%) PMI Certification
10 80 (1.49%) DV Cleared
11 54 (1.01%) MCSA
12 51 (0.95%) PMP
12 51 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 49 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
13 49 (0.91%) MCDST
14 39 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 39 (0.73%) MCITP
15 38 (0.71%) CCNA
16 37 (0.69%) A+ Certification
17 30 (0.56%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 291 (5.42%) SLA
2 161 (3.00%) QA
3 56 (1.04%) ISO 9001
4 24 (0.45%) Data Quality
5 23 (0.43%) JSP 440
6 22 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 20 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 14 (0.26%) EMIR
9 12 (0.22%) P3O
9 12 (0.22%) PCI DSS
10 10 (0.19%) TickIT
10 10 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
11 7 (0.13%) ISO 9000
12 6 (0.11%) Basel III
13 5 (0.093%) ISO 14001
14 4 (0.075%) GxP
14 4 (0.075%) COBIT
15 2 (0.037%) WAI
15 2 (0.037%) Solvency II
15 2 (0.037%) GAAP
System Software
1 1357 (25.28%) Active Directory
2 190 (3.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 97 (1.81%) XenApp
4 68 (1.27%) XenDesktop
5 67 (1.25%) Microsoft App-V
6 55 (1.02%) Hyper-V
7 33 (0.61%) VMware ESX
8 31 (0.58%) vSphere
9 21 (0.39%) Terminal Services
10 15 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
11 14 (0.26%) Terminal Server
12 12 (0.22%) ISA Server
13 11 (0.20%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 10 (0.19%) MetaFrame
15 8 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
15 8 (0.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 6 (0.11%) XenServer
17 5 (0.093%) KVM
18 4 (0.075%) PowerHA
18 4 (0.075%) UAG
Systems Management
1 228 (4.25%) SCCM
2 95 (1.77%) ServiceCenter
3 70 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
4 68 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 44 (0.82%) Backup Exec
6 42 (0.78%) Tivoli
7 36 (0.67%) WSUS
8 29 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
9 20 (0.37%) SCOM
10 19 (0.35%) OpenView
11 17 (0.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 17 (0.32%) ARCserve
12 13 (0.24%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 12 (0.22%) EMC NetWorker
14 11 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 10 (0.19%) OVSD
15 10 (0.19%) Puppet
16 9 (0.17%) WMI
17 8 (0.15%) DameWare
17 8 (0.15%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 2934 (54.67%) Microsoft
2 535 (9.97%) Citrix
3 354 (6.60%) HP
4 271 (5.05%) VMware
5 229 (4.27%) Lotus
6 227 (4.23%) Oracle
7 225 (4.19%) Cisco
8 173 (3.22%) SAP
9 138 (2.57%) Adobe
10 130 (2.42%) Remedy
11 90 (1.68%) Symantec
11 90 (1.68%) IBM
12 85 (1.58%) Dell
12 85 (1.58%) Apple
13 65 (1.21%) Bloomberg
13 65 (1.21%) McAfee
14 55 (1.02%) Reuters
15 54 (1.01%) Novell
16 53 (0.99%) AppSense
17 52 (0.97%) Business Objects
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