Period
to 18 January 2018

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 18 January 2018 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 53 28
Rank change year-on-year +12 -25 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 128 117 181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 4.25% 3.69% 5.86%
As % of the Applications category 48.30% 40.48% 55.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 74 67
East Midlands median daily rate £288 £248 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.16% +15.12% -22.52%
10th Percentile £114 £110 £107
90th Percentile £424 £400 £408
England median daily rate £290 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -3.33% - +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 29 56
East Midlands median hourly rate £11.09 £10.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.57% -16.00% -5.66%
10th Percentile £9.75 £8.65 £9.40
90th Percentile £22.00 £14.50 £20.00
England median hourly rate £14.10 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -2.76% +3.57% -3.45%

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 265 289 324
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 8.80% 9.13% 10.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 168 143
East Midlands median daily rate £325 £300 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +1.69% +2.61%
10th Percentile £123 £102 £123
90th Percentile £500 £455 £475
England median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 51 57
East Midlands median hourly rate £11.17 £11.25 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.71% -10.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £9.31 £8.69 £9.41
90th Percentile £21.15 £19.50 £20.00
England median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.13% +3.23% +3.33%

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Microsoft Office as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in the East Midlands

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in the East Midlands

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in the East Midlands

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor 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 18 January 2018. 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
Job
Vacancies
Northamptonshire +4 38 £300 - 25
Leicestershire +13 32 £325 +150.00% 17
Derbyshire +5 26 £200 +60.00% 26
Nottinghamshire -4 25 £136 -54.53% 7
Lincolnshire +6 6 £186 +33.04% 3
Rutland - 1 £500 -
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 85 (66.41%) Microsoft
2 77 (60.16%) Windows
3 40 (31.25%) Active Directory
4 35 (27.34%) Finance
5 25 (19.53%) Windows 7
6 20 (15.63%) ITIL
7 15 (11.72%) VMware
7 15 (11.72%) Office 365
7 15 (11.72%) Windows 10
8 14 (10.94%) SQL Server
8 14 (10.94%) MS Exchange
8 14 (10.94%) Service Management
8 14 (10.94%) Internet
9 13 (10.16%) TCP/IP
9 13 (10.16%) SQL
9 13 (10.16%) Security Cleared
10 12 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (8.59%) Project Management
11 11 (8.59%) Cisco
11 11 (8.59%) Migration
11 11 (8.59%) Time Management
12 10 (7.81%) SC Cleared
12 10 (7.81%) PRINCE2
12 10 (7.81%) ITSM
13 9 (7.03%) LAN
13 9 (7.03%) Microsoft Excel
13 9 (7.03%) SharePoint
13 9 (7.03%) Exchange Server 2010
13 9 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
14 8 (6.25%) Strategic Thinking

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 14 (10.94%) MS Exchange
2 9 (7.03%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (7.03%) SharePoint
3 6 (4.69%) IIS
4 4 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (2.34%) Apache
5 3 (2.34%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (2.34%) IBM Notes
5 3 (2.34%) iPlanet
5 3 (2.34%) JBoss
5 3 (2.34%) MQSeries
5 3 (2.34%) OpenStack
5 3 (2.34%) Oracle Application Server
5 3 (2.34%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.34%) WebLogic
5 3 (2.34%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (1.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.78%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (7.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (6.25%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (5.47%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.56%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.34%) Oracle 11i
1 3 (2.34%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.78%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 15 (11.72%) Office 365
2 7 (5.47%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 6 (4.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.56%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.56%) Dropbox
5 1 (0.78%) Google Drive
5 1 (0.78%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.94%) Internet
2 13 (10.16%) TCP/IP
3 9 (7.03%) LAN
4 8 (6.25%) Wireless
5 6 (4.69%) DNS
6 5 (3.91%) DHCP
6 5 (3.91%) SAN
6 5 (3.91%) WAN
7 3 (2.34%) Firewall
7 3 (2.34%) LDAP
7 3 (2.34%) NAS
7 3 (2.34%) VoIP
7 3 (2.34%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (1.56%) 3G
8 2 (1.56%) iSCSI
8 2 (1.56%) VPN
9 1 (0.78%) FCoE
9 1 (0.78%) Intranet
9 1 (0.78%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.78%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.94%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.91%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (3.13%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (3.13%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.34%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.34%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (2.34%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.34%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.78%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (5.47%) Axure RP
General
1 35 (27.34%) Finance
2 6 (4.69%) Retail
3 5 (3.91%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.13%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.13%) Publishing
5 1 (0.78%) Banking
5 1 (0.78%) German Language
Job Titles
1 55 (42.97%) Analyst
2 29 (22.66%) Service Analyst
3 28 (21.88%) Service Desk Analyst
4 12 (9.38%) Support Engineer
5 11 (8.59%) Desktop Support
5 11 (8.59%) Support Analyst
6 10 (7.81%) Applications Support
6 10 (7.81%) Help Desk Analyst
7 9 (7.03%) 2nd Line Support
8 8 (6.25%) IT Support
9 7 (5.47%) Project Manager
10 6 (4.69%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
10 6 (4.69%) IT Engineer
11 4 (3.13%) 1st Line Support
11 4 (3.13%) Administrator
11 4 (3.13%) Applications Support Analyst
11 4 (3.13%) Desktop Engineer
11 4 (3.13%) IT Analyst
11 4 (3.13%) IT Support Engineer
12 3 (2.34%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.47%) CSS
1 7 (5.47%) HTML
2 4 (3.13%) .NET
2 4 (3.13%) X-Windows
3 3 (2.34%) J2EE
4 1 (0.78%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.47%) Mobile App
2 7 (5.47%) User Experience
3 6 (4.69%) Driving Licence
4 4 (3.13%) Fat Client
4 4 (3.13%) NHS
4 4 (3.13%) Thin Client
5 3 (2.34%) Clustering
5 3 (2.34%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.56%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.78%) CMDB
7 1 (0.78%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.78%) iPhone
7 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 77 (60.16%) Windows
2 25 (19.53%) Windows 7
3 15 (11.72%) Windows 10
4 8 (6.25%) Linux
5 7 (5.47%) Unix
6 6 (4.69%) Windows 8
6 6 (4.69%) Windows Server
6 6 (4.69%) Windows XP
7 5 (3.91%) HPUX
8 4 (3.13%) Apple iOS
8 4 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (2.34%) AIX
9 3 (2.34%) Solaris
9 3 (2.34%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.56%) Android
10 2 (1.56%) SUSE
11 1 (0.78%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.78%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (15.63%) ITIL
2 14 (10.94%) Service Management
3 12 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (8.59%) Migration
4 11 (8.59%) Project Management
4 11 (8.59%) Time Management
5 10 (7.81%) ITSM
5 10 (7.81%) PRINCE2
6 8 (6.25%) Release Management
6 8 (6.25%) Strategic Thinking
7 7 (5.47%) Wireframes
8 6 (4.69%) CRM
8 6 (4.69%) Project Governance
9 4 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (3.13%) High Availability
9 4 (3.13%) Line Management
9 4 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (3.13%) Supplier Management
10 3 (2.34%) Defect Tracking
10 3 (2.34%) Programme Delivery
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.16%) SQL
2 7 (5.47%) JavaScript
3 4 (3.13%) PL/SQL
3 4 (3.13%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.56%) C
4 2 (1.56%) VB
4 2 (1.56%) VBScript
5 1 (0.78%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.78%) C-shell
5 1 (0.78%) Korn
5 1 (0.78%) Perl
5 1 (0.78%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (10.16%) Security Cleared
2 10 (7.81%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.34%) Degree
6 2 (1.56%) ACCA
6 2 (1.56%) CCNA
6 2 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.56%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.78%) APMP
7 1 (0.78%) CFA
7 1 (0.78%) CIMA
7 1 (0.78%) MCP
7 1 (0.78%) MCSA
7 1 (0.78%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.69%) PMO
2 4 (3.13%) SLA
3 3 (2.34%) P3O
4 2 (1.56%) GDPR
4 2 (1.56%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.78%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.78%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 40 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.91%) Hyper-V
2 5 (3.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.91%) VMware Workstation
2 5 (3.91%) XenApp
3 3 (2.34%) KVM
3 3 (2.34%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (2.34%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (1.56%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.56%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.78%) NFS
5 1 (0.78%) Samba
5 1 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.78%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (3.91%) SCCM
1 5 (3.91%) WSUS
2 3 (2.34%) OpenView
2 3 (2.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.56%) MAILsweeper
3 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.78%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.78%) SCOM
4 1 (0.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 85 (66.41%) Microsoft
2 15 (11.72%) VMware
3 11 (8.59%) Cisco
4 8 (6.25%) Adobe
4 8 (6.25%) Citrix
4 8 (6.25%) Oracle
5 7 (5.47%) HP
6 5 (3.91%) Apple
6 5 (3.91%) Sophos
7 4 (3.13%) Sun
8 3 (2.34%) Borland
8 3 (2.34%) Cognos
8 3 (2.34%) Dell
8 3 (2.34%) F5
8 3 (2.34%) Lotus
8 3 (2.34%) Opsware
8 3 (2.34%) PlateSpin
8 3 (2.34%) Remedy
8 3 (2.34%) Veritas
9 2 (1.56%) Red Hat