Period
to 22 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 22 February 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 of England
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 38 23
Rank change year-on-year +7 -15 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 283 216 292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 6.02% 4.84% 5.77%
As % of the Applications category 57.29% 48.98% 48.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 105 102
East of England median daily rate £300 £230 £244
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.43% -5.54% +52.19%
10th Percentile £125 £125 £118
90th Percentile £525 £438 £438
England median daily rate £290 £295 £300
% change year-on-year -1.69% -1.67% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 58 104
East of England median hourly rate £13.50 £15.75 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +3.28% -7.58%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £23.65 £36.83 £19.50
England median hourly rate £14.43 £14.45 £14.50
% change year-on-year -0.14% -0.34% +3.57%

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 of England with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 494 441 596
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 10.51% 9.87% 11.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 227 268
East of England median daily rate £345 £300 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -16.67% +30.91%
10th Percentile £125 £132 £151
90th Percentile £575 £480 £488
England median daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 88 152
East of England median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.15% - -
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.29 £10.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.50 £40.40
England median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year -3.13% +1.59% +5.47%

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in the East of England

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in the East of England

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in the East of England over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in the East of England

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in the East of England

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in the East of England over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Office in the East of England

Microsoft Office
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 22 February 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
Hertfordshire +6 108 £273 +29.76% 36
Cambridgeshire +12 85 £371 +185.58% 29
Essex -14 44 £325 +18.18% 14
Bedfordshire +14 29 £140 +27.27% 11
Norfolk -6 10 £300 -7.69% 6
Suffolk 0 7 £363 +52.63% 13
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 2018, 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 of England region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 177 (62.54%) Microsoft
2 118 (41.70%) Windows
3 93 (32.86%) Microsoft Excel
4 65 (22.97%) ITIL
5 53 (18.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 51 (18.02%) Active Directory
7 40 (14.13%) Change Management
7 40 (14.13%) Project Management
8 36 (12.72%) Incident Management
9 35 (12.37%) Internet
10 34 (12.01%) Degree
10 34 (12.01%) Windows 7
11 33 (11.66%) SharePoint
11 33 (11.66%) Finance
12 31 (10.95%) SLA
12 31 (10.95%) Office 365
13 30 (10.60%) Citrix
14 29 (10.25%) Cisco
15 26 (9.19%) MS Visio
16 25 (8.83%) Service Delivery
16 25 (8.83%) Security Cleared
17 24 (8.48%) Windows 10
17 24 (8.48%) MCP
18 22 (7.77%) Retail
18 22 (7.77%) Mathematics
19 21 (7.42%) SC Cleared
19 21 (7.42%) Analytical Skills
19 21 (7.42%) VPN
20 20 (7.07%) Adobe
20 20 (7.07%) NetApp

Microsoft Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 33 (11.66%) SharePoint
2 11 (3.89%) MS Exchange
3 7 (2.47%) CMS
3 7 (2.47%) IBM Notes
4 5 (1.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.71%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.35%) Confluence
8 1 (0.35%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 93 (32.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 53 (18.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 26 (9.19%) MS Visio
4 16 (5.65%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (2.12%) Photoshop
5 6 (2.12%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (1.77%) Acrobat
7 4 (1.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (1.41%) Windchill
8 3 (1.06%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.35%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.35%) InVision
Business Applications
1 10 (3.53%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (1.41%) Teamcenter
3 3 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.71%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.71%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.35%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.35%) assyst
5 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.35%) iTrent
5 1 (0.35%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.35%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 31 (10.95%) Office 365
2 10 (3.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.77%) G Suite
4 2 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (0.71%) Salesforce Service Cloud
4 2 (0.71%) Yammer
5 1 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.35%) IaaS
5 1 (0.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (12.37%) Internet
2 21 (7.42%) VPN
3 16 (5.65%) TCP/IP
3 16 (5.65%) VoIP
4 15 (5.30%) DNS
5 13 (4.59%) DHCP
6 9 (3.18%) LAN
7 6 (2.12%) WAN
7 6 (2.12%) Wireless
8 5 (1.77%) Broadband
8 5 (1.77%) Firewall
8 5 (1.77%) MPLS
9 4 (1.41%) FTP
9 4 (1.41%) Skype
10 3 (1.06%) 4G
11 2 (0.71%) IPsec
11 2 (0.71%) SSL
11 2 (0.71%) WebEx
11 2 (0.71%) Wireshark
11 2 (0.71%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.12%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.35%) DTS
4 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (1.41%) MSI
2 3 (1.06%) JIRA
3 2 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.71%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.71%) WinDbg
4 1 (0.35%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.35%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.35%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (0.35%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.35%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 33 (11.66%) Finance
2 22 (7.77%) Retail
3 13 (4.59%) Manufacturing
3 13 (4.59%) Military
4 12 (4.24%) German Language
5 9 (3.18%) French Language
5 9 (3.18%) Law
6 8 (2.83%) Banking
6 8 (2.83%) Marketing
7 7 (2.47%) Billing
8 4 (1.41%) Aerospace
8 4 (1.41%) Automotive
8 4 (1.41%) Legal
9 3 (1.06%) Advertising
9 3 (1.06%) Mandarin Language
9 3 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (1.06%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.71%) Games
10 2 (0.71%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.71%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 122 (43.11%) Analyst
2 47 (16.61%) Support Analyst
3 39 (13.78%) Service Analyst
4 35 (12.37%) Service Desk Analyst
5 24 (8.48%) Support Engineer
6 22 (7.77%) 1st Line Support
7 17 (6.01%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 17 (6.01%) Desktop Support
8 16 (5.65%) 2nd Line Support
9 14 (4.95%) Business Analyst
9 14 (4.95%) IT Support
9 14 (4.95%) Project Manager
10 12 (4.24%) Configuration Analyst
10 12 (4.24%) Coordinator
10 12 (4.24%) Data Analyst
10 12 (4.24%) Desktop Engineer
11 11 (3.89%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 11 (3.89%) Help Desk Analyst
12 10 (3.53%) Administrator
12 10 (3.53%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.83%) .NET
2 6 (2.12%) CSS
2 6 (2.12%) HTML
3 5 (1.77%) ASP.NET
4 4 (1.41%) REST
5 3 (1.06%) Oracle Fusion
5 3 (1.06%) XML
6 2 (0.71%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.71%) COM
6 2 (0.71%) Middleware
6 2 (0.71%) SOAP
6 2 (0.71%) Visualforce
6 2 (0.71%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.42%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.95%) CMDB
2 14 (4.95%) Management Information System
3 12 (4.24%) Data Centre
4 10 (3.53%) AS400
5 9 (3.18%) User Experience
6 5 (1.77%) iPad
6 5 (1.77%) RSA SecurID
7 4 (1.41%) iPhone
7 4 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.06%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.71%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.71%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.71%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.71%) Infotainment
9 2 (0.71%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.71%) PKI
9 2 (0.71%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.71%) Social Media
10 1 (0.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 118 (41.70%) Windows
2 34 (12.01%) Windows 7
3 24 (8.48%) Windows 10
4 19 (6.71%) Windows 8
5 17 (6.01%) Windows Server
6 16 (5.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (5.30%) Windows XP
8 14 (4.95%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (1.77%) Linux
10 4 (1.41%) Android
10 4 (1.41%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.06%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.71%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.35%) AIX
13 1 (0.35%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (22.97%) ITIL
2 40 (14.13%) Change Management
2 40 (14.13%) Project Management
3 36 (12.72%) Incident Management
4 25 (8.83%) Service Delivery
5 22 (7.77%) Mathematics
6 19 (6.71%) Problem Management
7 18 (6.36%) Configuration Management
7 18 (6.36%) Data Management
7 18 (6.36%) Programme Management
8 16 (5.65%) Information Security
9 15 (5.30%) E-Commerce
10 14 (4.95%) CRM
10 14 (4.95%) Customer Requirements
10 14 (4.95%) PDM
11 13 (4.59%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (4.24%) Information Management
12 12 (4.24%) Root Cause Analysis
13 11 (3.89%) Project Planning
13 11 (3.89%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (4.95%) C
2 12 (4.24%) SQL
3 5 (1.77%) JavaScript
3 5 (1.77%) PowerShell
3 5 (1.77%) VB.NET
4 4 (1.41%) Java
5 3 (1.06%) C#
5 3 (1.06%) Python
6 2 (0.71%) Apex Code
6 2 (0.71%) R
6 2 (0.71%) VBA
7 1 (0.35%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.35%) Groovy
7 1 (0.35%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.35%) Perl
7 1 (0.35%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.35%) Ruby
7 1 (0.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 34 (12.01%) Degree
2 25 (8.83%) Security Cleared
3 24 (8.48%) MCP
4 21 (7.42%) SC Cleared
5 15 (5.30%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (3.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (2.12%) MCSE
8 5 (1.77%) CCNA
8 5 (1.77%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.41%) A+ Certification
9 4 (1.41%) CCA
9 4 (1.41%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (1.41%) HNC
9 4 (1.41%) PMI Certification
10 3 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (1.06%) PMP
11 2 (0.71%) CISSP
11 2 (0.71%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.71%) ISEB
11 2 (0.71%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (10.95%) SLA
2 15 (5.30%) ISO 9001
2 15 (5.30%) PMO
3 12 (4.24%) Def Stans
4 11 (3.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (3.18%) QA
6 3 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (1.06%) GDPR
6 3 (1.06%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.71%) FIPS 140-2
8 1 (0.35%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.35%) GAMP
8 1 (0.35%) GCP
System Software
1 51 (18.02%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.53%) XenApp
3 7 (2.47%) vSphere
4 5 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.71%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (3.89%) SCCM
2 7 (2.47%) OpenView
2 7 (2.47%) OVSD
3 2 (0.71%) NetBackup
3 2 (0.71%) SCOM
4 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 177 (62.54%) Microsoft
2 30 (10.60%) Citrix
3 29 (10.25%) Cisco
4 20 (7.07%) Adobe
4 20 (7.07%) NetApp
5 18 (6.36%) HP
6 16 (5.65%) VMware
7 11 (3.89%) Apple
8 10 (3.53%) McAfee
9 9 (3.18%) Google
10 7 (2.47%) Lotus
10 7 (2.47%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (2.12%) Oracle
11 6 (2.12%) Sun
12 5 (1.77%) Avaya
12 5 (1.77%) SAP
13 4 (1.41%) PayPal
14 3 (1.06%) BMC
14 3 (1.06%) Dell
14 3 (1.06%) Kaspersky