Period
to 27 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 6 months to 27 January 2022 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 29 28 50
Rank change year-on-year -1 +22 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 89 45 62
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 5.88% 5.65% 3.71%
As % of the Applications category 57.79% 51.72% 43.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 34 27
10th Percentile - £91 £87
25th Percentile £94 £120 £111
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £155 £145 £150
Median % change year-on-year +6.90% -3.33% -28.57%
75th Percentile £407 £310 £284
90th Percentile £500 £446 £335
England median daily rate £288 £315 £275
% change year-on-year -8.49% +14.55% -4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 4 24
10th Percentile £9.00 - £11.53
25th Percentile £9.16 - £11.62
Median hourly rate £9.70 £9.00 £14.00
Median % change year-on-year +7.72% -35.71% +15.58%
75th Percentile £12.14 £9.88 £15.00
90th Percentile £20.00 £11.45 £17.50
England median hourly rate £16.97 £16.13 £16.50
% change year-on-year +5.21% -2.27% +10.00%

Microsoft Office is in the Software Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 154 87 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 10.17% 10.93% 8.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 58 71
10th Percentile £94 £92 £105
25th Percentile £129 £123 £135
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £288 £263 £275
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% -4.55% -15.38%
75th Percentile £449 £385 £381
90th Percentile £575 £507 £488
England median daily rate £425 £370 £360
% change year-on-year +14.86% +2.78% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 8 35
10th Percentile £8.37 - £10.75
25th Percentile £8.93 £9.00 £11.61
Median hourly rate £9.64 £11.07 £14.00
Median % change year-on-year -12.90% -20.93% +26.47%
75th Percentile £11.66 £14.63 £17.50
90th Percentile £18.01 £25.95 £23.64
England median hourly rate £19.52 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -7.05% +20.00% +9.38%

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Microsoft Office as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in the East Midlands

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Office in the East Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in the East Midlands

Microsoft Office
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Office in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in the East Midlands

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Office in the East Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in the East Midlands

Microsoft Office
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microsoft Office in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Office in the East Midlands

Microsoft Office
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 6 months to 27 January 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
Leicestershire 0 23 £96 -36.08% 19
Northamptonshire -2 22 £399 +175.00% 12
Nottinghamshire -14 22 £400 +48.15% 23
Derbyshire -3 11 £488 +290.00% 14
Lincolnshire -3 9 £153 +27.08% 6
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 73 (82.02%) Microsoft
2 53 (59.55%) Windows
3 40 (44.94%) Active Directory
4 36 (40.45%) Social Skills
5 29 (32.58%) Microsoft 365
6 28 (31.46%) SLA
7 26 (29.21%) Windows 10
8 22 (24.72%) Microsoft Excel
9 19 (21.35%) ITIL
10 18 (20.22%) Problem-Solving
11 13 (14.61%) A+ Certification
12 10 (11.24%) Service Management
12 10 (11.24%) Migration
13 9 (10.11%) NHS
13 9 (10.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 8 (8.99%) Public Sector
14 8 (8.99%) Remedy
14 8 (8.99%) VPN
14 8 (8.99%) Finance
15 7 (7.87%) VMware
15 7 (7.87%) MOS
15 7 (7.87%) ECDL
15 7 (7.87%) Windows Server
15 7 (7.87%) Virtual Team
15 7 (7.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 7 (7.87%) Time Management
16 6 (6.74%) Veeam
16 6 (6.74%) VMware Infrastructure
16 6 (6.74%) PowerShell
16 6 (6.74%) VMware ESXi

Microsoft Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 6 (6.74%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.37%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.25%) Confluence
4 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.12%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.12%) SAS
Applications
1 22 (24.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (3.37%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.37%) Siemens NX
3 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.12%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Teamcenter
2 2 (2.25%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 29 (32.58%) Microsoft 365
2 3 (3.37%) OneDrive
3 1 (1.12%) Azure
3 1 (1.12%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.12%) iTunes
3 1 (1.12%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.99%) VPN
2 6 (6.74%) DNS
3 4 (4.49%) Internet
3 4 (4.49%) Remote Desktop
3 4 (4.49%) Wireless
4 3 (3.37%) Firewall
4 3 (3.37%) LAN
4 3 (3.37%) Network Security
4 3 (3.37%) WAN
5 2 (2.25%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.12%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.37%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.25%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (1.12%) Power BI
3 1 (1.12%) SAS EBI
3 1 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.37%) JIRA
General
1 36 (40.45%) Social Skills
2 8 (8.99%) Finance
2 8 (8.99%) Public Sector
3 5 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.37%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.37%) Organisational Skills
5 2 (2.25%) Presentation Skills
6 1 (1.12%) Banking
6 1 (1.12%) Billing
6 1 (1.12%) Documentation Skills
6 1 (1.12%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 46 (51.69%) Analyst
2 18 (20.22%) Service Analyst
2 18 (20.22%) Service Desk Analyst
3 12 (13.48%) Support Analyst
4 11 (12.36%) IT Engineer
5 10 (11.24%) Field Engineer
6 8 (8.99%) Support Engineer
7 7 (7.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 7 (7.87%) Desktop Support
7 7 (7.87%) Trainee
7 7 (7.87%) Trainee Analyst
7 7 (7.87%) Trainee Support Analyst
8 5 (5.62%) Desktop Analyst
8 5 (5.62%) Desktop Engineer
8 5 (5.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.62%) IT Analyst
9 4 (4.49%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (4.49%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (4.49%) IT Support
9 4 (4.49%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.25%) CSS
1 2 (2.25%) HTML
2 1 (1.12%) .NET
2 1 (1.12%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.11%) NHS
2 7 (7.87%) Virtual Team
3 3 (3.37%) Learning Management System
4 2 (2.25%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.25%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.25%) e-Health
4 2 (2.25%) e-Learning
4 2 (2.25%) LIMS
4 2 (2.25%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.25%) PACS
4 2 (2.25%) Wiki
5 1 (1.12%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.12%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.12%) iPad
5 1 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 53 (59.55%) Windows
2 26 (29.21%) Windows 10
3 7 (7.87%) Windows Server
4 5 (5.62%) Mac OS
4 5 (5.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (4.49%) Unix
5 4 (4.49%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.25%) Android
6 2 (2.25%) Linux
6 2 (2.25%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (21.35%) ITIL
2 18 (20.22%) Problem-Solving
3 10 (11.24%) Migration
3 10 (11.24%) Service Management
4 9 (10.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 7 (7.87%) Time Management
6 6 (6.74%) ITSM
6 6 (6.74%) Project Management
7 5 (5.62%) Customer-Centricity
8 4 (4.49%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (4.49%) Network Architecture
8 4 (4.49%) PRINCE2
9 3 (3.37%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (3.37%) Analytical Thinking
9 3 (3.37%) Configuration Management
9 3 (3.37%) Data Migration
9 3 (3.37%) Decision-Making
9 3 (3.37%) Inventory Management
9 3 (3.37%) ITIL V3
9 3 (3.37%) PLM
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.74%) PowerShell
1 6 (6.74%) SQL
2 1 (1.12%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (14.61%) A+ Certification
2 7 (7.87%) ECDL
2 7 (7.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 7 (7.87%) MOS
3 6 (6.74%) Degree
4 5 (5.62%) MCP
4 5 (5.62%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (4.49%) MCSE
6 3 (3.37%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.37%) Security Cleared
7 2 (2.25%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (1.12%) APMP
8 1 (1.12%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.12%) Dell Certification
8 1 (1.12%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.12%) MCSA
8 1 (1.12%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.12%) PMP
8 1 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (31.46%) SLA
2 2 (2.25%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.25%) HL7
System Software
1 40 (44.94%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.74%) VMware ESXi
2 6 (6.74%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (6.74%) vCenter Server
2 2 (2.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 73 (82.02%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.99%) Remedy
3 7 (7.87%) VMware
4 6 (6.74%) Veeam
5 4 (4.49%) Bomgar
6 3 (3.37%) Apple
6 3 (3.37%) HP
6 3 (3.37%) Oracle
6 3 (3.37%) Siemens
7 2 (2.25%) Citrix
7 2 (2.25%) Dell
7 2 (2.25%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.25%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.12%) Adobe
8 1 (1.12%) BiZZdesign
8 1 (1.12%) Cisco
8 1 (1.12%) Google
8 1 (1.12%) Ivanti
8 1 (1.12%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.12%) Symantec