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 11 July 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 32 34 31
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing MS Office 2642 2501 2852
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 5.02% 4.99% 4.99%
As % of the Applications category 38.49% 39.02% 39.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1258 1216 1260
Average daily rate
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£270 £300 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £125 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £265 £275
% change year-on-year
+0.09% -3.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 479 451 460
Average hourly rate £14.27 £15.26 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% +5.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £24.25 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
6864 6410 7308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.03% 12.79% 12.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3773 3472 3741
Average daily rate £325 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £158 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £305 £310
% change year-on-year
+2.45% -1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 726 680 763
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.04 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.15 £32.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.21 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.34% +1.36%

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 11 July 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 11 July 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 11 July 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
England +1 2370 £275 -8.33% 675
London -4 975 £275 -15.38% 249
South East +2 597 £300 - 176
City of London +2 274 £258 -20.76% 94
Berkshire +3 160 £313 +4.16% 38
East of England -1 154 £213 +6.25% 59
North West +6 152 £250 -16.66% 38
South West -2 140 £244 +52.34% 43
West Midlands -4 134 £275 - 21
Hampshire -5 126 £286 -14.62% 33
Scotland -5 124 £225 -21.05% 25
Surrey +11 97 £325 +39.78% 33
East Midlands -1 91 £275 +139.13% 26
Yorkshire -12 82 £226 -30.38% 48
Buckinghamshire -7 76 £289 +15.50% 12
Wales -8 64 £295 +7.27% 9
Reading -9 62 £400 +56.09% 7
South Wales -3 59 £285 +3.63% 8
Edinburgh +9 56 £225 +4.65% 9
West Sussex +7 53 £225 -35.25% 15
Manchester +3 52 £208 -30.83% 15
Milton Keynes -9 52 £300 +33.33% 7
West Yorkshire -12 51 £300 -14.28% 32
Essex +2 47 £225 +13.20% 6
Birmingham +4 42 £270 -11.47% 7
Cheshire +9 40 £215 -29.79% 10
Lancashire -1 40 £300 - 3
Wiltshire +4 38 £225 +12.50% 16
Hertfordshire +10 37 £190 +5.55% 14
Leeds -2 36 £278 -23.44% 21

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 3028 (54.46%) Microsoft
2 2550 (45.86%) Windows
3 2424 (43.60%) MS Excel
4 1432 (25.76%) Active Directory
5 1421 (25.56%) Windows 7
6 1191 (21.42%) Finance
7 1070 (19.24%) Windows XP
8 952 (17.12%) ITIL
9 779 (14.01%) Project Management
10 704 (12.66%) MS PowerPoint
11 602 (10.83%) SharePoint
12 578 (10.40%) MS Project
13 560 (10.07%) SQL
14 548 (9.86%) Citrix
15 537 (9.66%) Security Cleared
16 530 (9.53%) MS Exchange
17 489 (8.79%) MS Visio
18 480 (8.63%) Windows Server 2008
19 458 (8.24%) Blackberry
20 423 (7.61%) Banking
21 421 (7.57%) PRINCE2
22 414 (7.45%) Windows Server 2003
23 401 (7.21%) Degree
24 372 (6.69%) SQL Server
25 352 (6.33%) SC Cleared
26 327 (5.88%) HP
27 325 (5.85%) Telecoms
28 313 (5.63%) VMware
29 305 (5.49%) SLA
30 296 (5.32%) Migration

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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
1 602 (10.83%) SharePoint
2 530 (9.53%) MS Exchange
3 197 (3.54%) IBM Notes
4 182 (3.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 164 (2.95%) Exchange Server 2010
6 110 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2007
6 110 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2003
7 96 (1.73%) Lync
8 79 (1.42%) IIS
9 74 (1.33%) SharePoint Server
10 73 (1.31%) SharePoint 2010
11 63 (1.13%) CMS
12 41 (0.74%) SAS
13 35 (0.63%) WorkSite
14 32 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
15 30 (0.54%) WebLogic
16 29 (0.52%) WebSphere
17 28 (0.50%) MS Project Server
18 25 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
19 15 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2424 (43.60%) MS Excel
2 704 (12.66%) MS PowerPoint
3 578 (10.40%) MS Project
4 489 (8.79%) MS Visio
5 81 (1.46%) Spreadsheet
6 56 (1.01%) Photoshop
7 34 (0.61%) AutoCAD
8 28 (0.50%) Acrobat
9 27 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
10 21 (0.38%) Adobe Captivate
11 14 (0.25%) InDesign
12 10 (0.18%) InfoPath
12 10 (0.18%) Open Workbench
13 9 (0.16%) RoboHelp
14 8 (0.14%) Fireworks
15 6 (0.11%) FrameMaker
15 6 (0.11%) CorelDRAW
16 4 (0.072%) Pro/ENGINEER
17 3 (0.054%) Quicktime
17 3 (0.054%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 53 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
2 20 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
3 16 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
4 15 (0.27%) assyst
5 14 (0.25%) SAP FI
5 14 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
5 14 (0.25%) SAP CO
6 12 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
7 11 (0.20%) SAP SD
8 9 (0.16%) Eikon
8 9 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
8 9 (0.16%) Cerner Millennium
9 8 (0.14%) TRIRIGA
10 7 (0.13%) Oracle Retail
10 7 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
10 7 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 6 (0.11%) Agresso
11 6 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
12 5 (0.090%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 122 (2.19%) Office 365
2 15 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
2 15 (0.27%) SaaS
3 9 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.090%) IBM Blueworks
5 4 (0.072%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.036%) GitHub
6 2 (0.036%) IaaS
6 2 (0.036%) PaaS
7 1 (0.018%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.018%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 265 (4.77%) LAN
2 236 (4.24%) TCP/IP
3 217 (3.90%) WAN
4 200 (3.60%) VPN
5 183 (3.29%) Internet
6 175 (3.15%) DNS
7 148 (2.66%) Firewall
8 142 (2.55%) DHCP
9 132 (2.37%) SAN
10 113 (2.03%) Wireless
11 97 (1.74%) Intranet
12 92 (1.65%) VoIP
13 39 (0.70%) MPLS
14 36 (0.65%) 3G
14 36 (0.65%) IP Telephony
15 33 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
15 33 (0.59%) FTP
16 32 (0.58%) VLAN
17 30 (0.54%) HTTP
18 27 (0.49%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 372 (6.69%) SQL Server
2 87 (1.56%) MS Access
3 77 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 65 (1.17%) Relational Database
5 62 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
6 60 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
7 55 (0.99%) Oracle Database
8 53 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 46 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 43 (0.77%) MySQL
11 34 (0.61%) Crystal Reports
12 33 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
13 32 (0.58%) SQL Server 2000
14 30 (0.54%) OLAP
15 29 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
16 24 (0.43%) DB2
17 20 (0.36%) DTS
17 20 (0.36%) QlikView
18 18 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
18 18 (0.32%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 102 (1.83%) Visual Studio
2 39 (0.70%) JIRA
3 37 (0.67%) Subversion
4 25 (0.45%) MSI
5 18 (0.32%) TestDirector
5 18 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
6 17 (0.31%) Hudson
6 17 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 16 (0.29%) Oracle Forms
8 13 (0.23%) Jenkins
9 11 (0.20%) Axure RP
9 11 (0.20%) QuickTest Pro
9 11 (0.20%) Maven
9 11 (0.20%) StarTeam
10 10 (0.18%) AdminStudio
10 10 (0.18%) Dreamweaver
11 9 (0.16%) Visual Studio Team System
12 8 (0.14%) Selenium
12 8 (0.14%) Balsamiq Mockups
13 7 (0.13%) Cucumber
General
1 1191 (21.42%) Finance
2 423 (7.61%) Banking
3 325 (5.85%) Telecoms
4 238 (4.28%) Legal
5 185 (3.33%) Law
6 155 (2.79%) Retail
7 122 (2.19%) Marketing
8 101 (1.82%) Investment Banking
9 90 (1.62%) Back Office
10 72 (1.29%) Publishing
11 67 (1.21%) Manufacturing
12 59 (1.06%) Financial Institution
13 54 (0.97%) Advertising
14 44 (0.79%) Front Office
15 42 (0.76%) French Language
16 39 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
17 37 (0.67%) Billing
18 30 (0.54%) German Language
19 24 (0.43%) Retail Banking
20 23 (0.41%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1831 (32.93%) Analyst
2 531 (9.55%) Support Engineer
3 510 (9.17%) Support Analyst
4 501 (9.01%) Service Analyst
5 467 (8.40%) Service Desk Analyst
6 420 (7.55%) 2nd Line Support
7 419 (7.54%) Desktop Support
8 349 (6.28%) 1st Line Support
9 303 (5.45%) Project Manager
10 283 (5.09%) Business Analyst
11 264 (4.75%) Developer
12 224 (4.03%) Desktop Engineer
13 201 (3.62%) Help Desk Analyst
13 201 (3.62%) Administrator
14 185 (3.33%) Help Desk Support
15 184 (3.31%) Coordinator
16 181 (3.26%) IT Support
17 165 (2.97%) Desktop Support Engineer
18 134 (2.41%) Consultant
19 126 (2.27%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 224 (4.03%) .NET
2 173 (3.11%) HTML
3 163 (2.93%) XML
4 90 (1.62%) CSS
5 89 (1.60%) ASP.NET
6 76 (1.37%) Web Services
7 51 (0.92%) .NET Framework
8 45 (0.81%) jQuery
9 42 (0.76%) XSLT
10 37 (0.67%) WCF
11 35 (0.63%) Application Packaging
12 32 (0.58%) Windows SharePoint Services
13 27 (0.49%) Middleware
14 26 (0.47%) HTML5
15 24 (0.43%) Flash
16 23 (0.41%) J2EE
17 20 (0.36%) JSP
17 20 (0.36%) WF
18 19 (0.34%) CSS3
19 17 (0.31%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 458 (8.24%) Blackberry
2 218 (3.92%) Management Information System
3 113 (2.03%) NHS
4 83 (1.49%) Thin Client
4 83 (1.49%) Fat Client
5 66 (1.19%) Computer Science
6 56 (1.01%) CMDB
6 56 (1.01%) iPhone
7 55 (0.99%) iPad
8 52 (0.94%) E-Learning
9 50 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
10 45 (0.81%) PMI
11 43 (0.77%) Statistics
12 41 (0.74%) Handset
12 41 (0.74%) Social Media
13 36 (0.65%) Equities
14 34 (0.61%) PDA
14 34 (0.61%) GIS
14 34 (0.61%) Mobile App
15 32 (0.58%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2550 (45.86%) Windows
2 1421 (25.56%) Windows 7
3 1070 (19.24%) Windows XP
4 480 (8.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 414 (7.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 206 (3.71%) Windows 8
7 168 (3.02%) Windows Vista
8 149 (2.68%) UNIX
9 127 (2.28%) Linux
10 100 (1.80%) Windows 2000
11 77 (1.38%) Mac OS X
12 68 (1.22%) Apple iOS
13 65 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
14 62 (1.12%) Android
15 28 (0.50%) Mac OS
16 27 (0.49%) Solaris
16 27 (0.49%) AIX
17 26 (0.47%) Windows 2000 Server
18 19 (0.34%) Windows NT
19 14 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 952 (17.12%) ITIL
2 779 (14.01%) Project Management
3 421 (7.57%) PRINCE2
4 296 (5.32%) Migration
5 286 (5.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 268 (4.82%) Service Management
7 256 (4.60%) Change Management
8 213 (3.83%) Service Delivery
9 202 (3.63%) Business Analysis
10 193 (3.47%) Incident Management
11 192 (3.45%) Document Management
12 146 (2.63%) Time Management
13 145 (2.61%) Data Analysis
14 132 (2.37%) CRM
14 132 (2.37%) User Acceptance Testing
15 128 (2.30%) Workflow
16 126 (2.27%) Configuration Management
17 120 (2.16%) Change Control
18 112 (2.01%) Project Planning
19 102 (1.83%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 560 (10.07%) SQL
2 180 (3.24%) VBA
3 132 (2.37%) Java
4 127 (2.28%) C#
5 124 (2.23%) JavaScript
6 89 (1.60%) C
7 74 (1.33%) VB
8 71 (1.28%) Perl
9 66 (1.19%) PowerShell
10 59 (1.06%) T-SQL
11 50 (0.90%) PL/SQL
11 50 (0.90%) VB.NET
12 34 (0.61%) Shell Script
13 33 (0.59%) VBScript
14 19 (0.34%) C++
15 17 (0.31%) COBOL
16 15 (0.27%) Python
17 13 (0.23%) PHP
18 12 (0.22%) VB6
18 12 (0.22%) AWK
Qualifications
1 537 (9.66%) Security Cleared
2 401 (7.21%) Degree
3 352 (6.33%) SC Cleared
4 257 (4.62%) Microsoft Certification
5 151 (2.72%) MCP
6 142 (2.55%) ITIL Certification
7 132 (2.37%) MCSE
8 105 (1.89%) DV Cleared
9 80 (1.44%) ISEB
10 77 (1.38%) PMI Certification
11 70 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
12 57 (1.03%) CCNA
13 54 (0.97%) MOS
14 53 (0.95%) MCSA
15 50 (0.90%) ISTQB
16 49 (0.88%) MCITP
16 49 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 48 (0.86%) MCDST
18 46 (0.83%) PMP
19 37 (0.67%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 305 (5.49%) SLA
2 199 (3.58%) QA
3 73 (1.31%) ISO 9001
4 29 (0.52%) Data Quality
5 27 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 23 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 17 (0.31%) JSP 440
8 11 (0.20%) PCI DSS
9 10 (0.18%) TickIT
10 8 (0.14%) COBIT
10 8 (0.14%) P3O
11 7 (0.13%) ISO 14001
12 6 (0.11%) Basel III
13 4 (0.072%) EMIR
13 4 (0.072%) Dodd-Frank
14 3 (0.054%) ISO 9000
14 3 (0.054%) Solvency II
15 2 (0.036%) GxP
15 2 (0.036%) CRD IV
16 1 (0.018%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 1432 (25.76%) Active Directory
2 209 (3.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 110 (1.98%) XenApp
4 77 (1.38%) Microsoft App-V
5 53 (0.95%) Hyper-V
6 47 (0.85%) vSphere
7 40 (0.72%) XenDesktop
8 38 (0.68%) VMware ESX
9 28 (0.50%) Terminal Services
10 26 (0.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 21 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
12 18 (0.32%) NLBS
13 17 (0.31%) Xen
14 16 (0.29%) Terminal Server
14 16 (0.29%) XenServer
15 14 (0.25%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 12 (0.22%) ISA Server
17 8 (0.14%) VMware Server
18 7 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
19 6 (0.11%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 256 (4.60%) SCCM
2 81 (1.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 61 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
4 52 (0.94%) Backup Exec
5 43 (0.77%) WSUS
6 35 (0.63%) Tivoli
7 34 (0.61%) OpenView
8 25 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
9 18 (0.32%) SCOM
9 18 (0.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 17 (0.31%) ARCserve
10 17 (0.31%) OVSD
10 17 (0.31%) ServiceCenter
11 13 (0.23%) DameWare
12 11 (0.20%) Nessus
13 10 (0.18%) NetBackup
13 10 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
14 9 (0.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 8 (0.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 7 (0.13%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 3028 (54.46%) Microsoft
2 548 (9.86%) Citrix
3 327 (5.88%) HP
4 313 (5.63%) VMware
5 282 (5.07%) Oracle
6 274 (4.93%) Cisco
7 214 (3.85%) SAP
8 201 (3.62%) Lotus
9 129 (2.32%) Adobe
10 122 (2.19%) Remedy
11 102 (1.83%) IBM
12 100 (1.80%) Dell
13 98 (1.76%) Apple
14 85 (1.53%) Symantec
15 73 (1.31%) McAfee
16 65 (1.17%) CA
17 60 (1.08%) Bloomberg
18 59 (1.06%) AppSense
19 55 (0.99%) ServiceNow
20 49 (0.88%) Reuters
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