The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for Microsoft Office skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Office over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Office
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 34 21
Rank change year-on-year -14 -13  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 43 42 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 4.17% 4.47% 7.03%
As % of the Applications category 48.86% 44.21% 49.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 19 40
Median daily rate £407 £145 £276
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +180.68% -47.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £110 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £470 £353
UK excluding London median daily rate £295 £285 £288
% change year-on-year +3.50% -0.86%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 7
Median hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.13% +3.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.79 £16.50 £13.60
% change year-on-year -16.42% +21.36%  

Microsoft Office is in the software application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 88 95 175
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 8.53% 10.12% 14.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 50 78
Median daily rate £375 £375 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +36.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £120 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £464 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 9 22
Median hourly rate £13.57 £13.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.34% +18.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.02 £10.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.30 £19.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.78 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -4.39% +13.79%  

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire citing Microsoft Office as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in Buckinghamshire

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Office in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in Buckinghamshire

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Buckinghamshire over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in Buckinghamshire

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in Buckinghamshire

Microsoft Office
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Office within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
Milton Keynes -9 41 £409 +186.66% 9
Microsoft Office
South East

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 78 (72.22%) Microsoft
2 55 (50.93%) Security Cleared
3 51 (47.22%) SC Cleared
4 45 (41.67%) Windows
5 34 (31.48%) Active Directory
5 34 (31.48%) Project Management
6 30 (27.78%) Finance
7 26 (24.07%) ITIL
8 24 (22.22%) PRINCE2
9 19 (17.59%) Microsoft Excel
9 19 (17.59%) Windows 7
10 16 (14.81%) DV Cleared
10 16 (14.81%) Microsoft Project
11 15 (13.89%) Office 365
12 13 (12.04%) WAN
12 13 (12.04%) Logistics
12 13 (12.04%) Incident Management
12 13 (12.04%) Analytical Skills
13 12 (11.11%) Time Management
13 12 (11.11%) Windows Vista
13 12 (11.11%) MS Visio
13 12 (11.11%) SLA
14 11 (10.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 10 (9.26%) Smartphone
15 10 (9.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
15 10 (9.26%) Wi-Fi
15 10 (9.26%) SharePoint
15 10 (9.26%) Linux
15 10 (9.26%) Public Cloud
15 10 (9.26%) Windows 10

Microsoft Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 10 (9.26%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.78%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.78%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.85%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 19 (17.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (14.81%) Microsoft Project
3 12 (11.11%) MS Visio
4 10 (9.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (1.85%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 3 (2.78%) Remedy ITSM
1 3 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.89%) Office 365
2 1 (0.93%) IaaS
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.04%) WAN
2 10 (9.26%) Wi-Fi
3 9 (8.33%) LAN
4 8 (7.41%) VPN
5 7 (6.48%) ATM
6 4 (3.70%) Wireless
7 2 (1.85%) Internet
7 2 (1.85%) LDAP
7 2 (1.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.63%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.85%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
General
1 30 (27.78%) Finance
2 4 (3.70%) Banking
3 3 (2.78%) Electronics
3 3 (2.78%) German Language
3 3 (2.78%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.78%) Marketing
3 3 (2.78%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.85%) Billing
4 2 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.85%) Retail
5 1 (0.93%) Automotive
5 1 (0.93%) Finnish Language
5 1 (0.93%) Military
Job Titles
1 32 (29.63%) Analyst
2 14 (12.96%) Project Manager
2 14 (12.96%) Service Analyst
3 12 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
4 11 (10.19%) IT Manager
5 9 (8.33%) Architect
5 9 (8.33%) Technical Architect
6 8 (7.41%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
6 8 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (7.41%) Administrator
6 8 (7.41%) Business Analyst
6 8 (7.41%) IT Support
6 8 (7.41%) Support Engineer
7 7 (6.48%) SC Cleared Project Manager
8 6 (5.56%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 6 (5.56%) Coordinator
8 6 (5.56%) Help Desk Support
8 6 (5.56%) IT Project Manager
9 5 (4.63%) Linux Specialist
9 5 (4.63%) Project Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.85%) .NET
1 2 (1.85%) HTML
1 2 (1.85%) HTML5
1 2 (1.85%) Laravel
1 2 (1.85%) Node.js
1 2 (1.85%) SAP Smart Forms
1 2 (1.85%) SOAP
1 2 (1.85%) XML
1 2 (1.85%) YAML
2 1 (0.93%) ADO
2 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.04%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (9.26%) Public Cloud
2 10 (9.26%) Smartphone
3 9 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.70%) RSA SecurID
5 3 (2.78%) Replication
6 2 (1.85%) CMDB
6 2 (1.85%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.85%) e-Learning
6 2 (1.85%) Handset
6 2 (1.85%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.93%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.93%) SCORM
7 1 (0.93%) User Experience
7 1 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 45 (41.67%) Windows
2 19 (17.59%) Windows 7
3 12 (11.11%) Windows Vista
4 10 (9.26%) Linux
4 10 (9.26%) Windows 10
5 8 (7.41%) Windows XP
6 7 (6.48%) Android
7 5 (4.63%) CentOS
7 5 (4.63%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.85%) AIX
8 2 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.85%) Solaris
8 2 (1.85%) Unix
8 2 (1.85%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (31.48%) Project Management
2 26 (24.07%) ITIL
3 24 (22.22%) PRINCE2
4 13 (12.04%) Incident Management
4 13 (12.04%) Logistics
5 12 (11.11%) Time Management
6 8 (7.41%) Programme Management
7 7 (6.48%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (6.48%) High Availability
7 7 (6.48%) Service Management
7 7 (6.48%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (6.48%) Workflow
8 6 (5.56%) Change Control
8 6 (5.56%) Change Management
8 6 (5.56%) Customer-Centric Approach
8 6 (5.56%) ITSM
8 6 (5.56%) Performance Management
9 5 (4.63%) Break/Fix
9 5 (4.63%) Hardware Maintenance
9 5 (4.63%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.48%) SQL
2 3 (2.78%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.85%) C#
3 2 (1.85%) Java
3 2 (1.85%) PHP
3 2 (1.85%) Python
4 1 (0.93%) C
Qualifications
1 55 (50.93%) Security Cleared
2 51 (47.22%) SC Cleared
3 16 (14.81%) DV Cleared
4 11 (10.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (2.78%) APMP
5 3 (2.78%) MCP
5 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.93%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.93%) Degree
6 1 (0.93%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.93%) MCSE
6 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.11%) SLA
2 5 (4.63%) PMO
3 1 (0.93%) ISO 22301
3 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.93%) P3O
System Software
1 34 (31.48%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.63%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.78%) vSphere
4 2 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.93%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.93%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (3.70%) OVSD
2 3 (2.78%) AirWatch
2 3 (2.78%) Nagios
3 2 (1.85%) Ansible
3 2 (1.85%) vMotion
4 1 (0.93%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.93%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.93%) Puppet
4 1 (0.93%) SCCM
4 1 (0.93%) SCOM
4 1 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.93%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 78 (72.22%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.33%) HP
3 8 (7.41%) VMware
4 7 (6.48%) SAP
5 6 (5.56%) Apple
5 6 (5.56%) Oracle
6 5 (4.63%) NCR
7 4 (3.70%) Adobe
7 4 (3.70%) Citrix
7 4 (3.70%) Dell
7 4 (3.70%) Toshiba
8 3 (2.78%) Remedy
9 2 (1.85%) BMC
9 2 (1.85%) IFS
9 2 (1.85%) Lotus
9 2 (1.85%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.85%) Wyse
10 1 (0.93%) BT
10 1 (0.93%) Cisco
10 1 (0.93%) NetApp
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Michael Bailey Associates
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