Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 39 24
Rank change year-on-year +10 -15 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 312 267 329
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 6.20% 5.46% 6.51%
As % of the Applications category 55.81% 54.60% 52.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 136 135
East of England median daily rate £225 £318 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.30% +27.30% +16.28%
10th Percentile £114 £122 £120
90th Percentile £500 £450 £438
England median daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 55 116
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% - +21.37%
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.62 £9.63
90th Percentile £20.13 £36.80 £29.81
England median hourly rate £15.75 £14.75 £15.75
% change year-on-year +6.78% -6.35% +8.62%

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 559 489 624
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 11.11% 10.00% 12.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 240 281
East of England median daily rate £330 £325 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.54% +4.00% +5.04%
10th Percentile £128 £125 £130
90th Percentile £502 £513 £475
England median daily rate £375 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +3.45% +6.62% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 70 155
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
10th Percentile £11.44 £10.37 £10.12
90th Percentile £35.00 £37.63 £41.00
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 20 September 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 +8 112 £185 -32.11% 35
Cambridgeshire +5 81 £475 +58.33% 16
Essex +15 67 £375 -6.96% 7
Bedfordshire 0 26 £165 -49.03% 10
Suffolk -27 14 £150 -58.31% 1
Norfolk +25 12 £130 -62.86% 6
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 202 (64.74%) Microsoft
2 156 (50.00%) Windows
3 95 (30.45%) Active Directory
4 83 (26.60%) Microsoft Excel
5 57 (18.27%) ITIL
6 56 (17.95%) Office 365
7 50 (16.03%) Windows 7
8 46 (14.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 44 (14.10%) Incident Management
10 41 (13.14%) Security Cleared
11 39 (12.50%) Windows 10
12 37 (11.86%) Project Management
13 36 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
14 34 (10.90%) SC Cleared
15 29 (9.29%) Citrix
15 29 (9.29%) MS Visio
16 28 (8.97%) Finance
17 26 (8.33%) SCCM
18 25 (8.01%) Analytical Skills
18 25 (8.01%) Microsoft Project
19 24 (7.69%) Service Delivery
20 23 (7.37%) MCP
20 23 (7.37%) PRINCE2
20 23 (7.37%) Cisco
20 23 (7.37%) Mathematics
21 22 (7.05%) Apple
22 21 (6.73%) Retail
22 21 (6.73%) Mac OS
23 20 (6.41%) HP
23 20 (6.41%) SLA

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 11 (3.53%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.88%) CMS
2 9 (2.88%) MS Exchange
3 7 (2.24%) Skype for Business
4 4 (1.28%) Apache
4 4 (1.28%) IIS
4 4 (1.28%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.96%) Confluence
6 2 (0.64%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.32%) GroupWise
7 1 (0.32%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.32%) SAS
Applications
1 83 (26.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 46 (14.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 29 (9.29%) MS Visio
4 25 (8.01%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (1.60%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.96%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.64%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.32%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.32%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 3 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.64%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.32%) assyst
3 1 (0.32%) BigMachines
3 1 (0.32%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.32%) Lorenzo
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.32%) Primavera
3 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.32%) Servitor
3 1 (0.32%) SystmOne
3 1 (0.32%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 56 (17.95%) Office 365
2 15 (4.81%) OneDrive
3 11 (3.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.28%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 4 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.96%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.64%) IaaS
6 2 (0.64%) PaaS
6 2 (0.64%) SaaS
7 1 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.32%) G Suite
7 1 (0.32%) GitHub
7 1 (0.32%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.32%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.09%) VPN
2 14 (4.49%) TCP/IP
3 13 (4.17%) Internet
4 12 (3.85%) Firewall
5 11 (3.53%) Skype
5 11 (3.53%) VoIP
6 8 (2.56%) VLAN
6 8 (2.56%) Wireless
7 6 (1.92%) DNS
8 5 (1.60%) WAN
8 5 (1.60%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.96%) DHCP
9 3 (0.96%) LAN
9 3 (0.96%) SSL
10 2 (0.64%) 3G
10 2 (0.64%) DCCP
10 2 (0.64%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (0.64%) Network Security
11 1 (0.32%) ADSL
11 1 (0.32%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.60%) MySQL
3 4 (1.28%) DTS
3 4 (1.28%) Power BI
4 3 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.96%) Electronic Patient Records
4 3 (0.96%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.32%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.32%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.32%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.32%) Ingres
6 1 (0.32%) MS Access
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (2.88%) JIRA
2 4 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.96%) JMeter
3 3 (0.96%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.64%) eggPlant
4 2 (0.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (0.64%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.32%) Hudson
5 1 (0.32%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.32%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.32%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.32%) Selenium
General
1 28 (8.97%) Finance
2 21 (6.73%) Retail
3 17 (5.45%) Manufacturing
4 13 (4.17%) Marketing
5 8 (2.56%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.60%) Military
6 5 (1.60%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.96%) Advertising
7 3 (0.96%) Billing
8 2 (0.64%) Automotive
8 2 (0.64%) Law
8 2 (0.64%) Mandarin Language
8 2 (0.64%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.64%) Publishing
9 1 (0.32%) Electronics
9 1 (0.32%) Legal
9 1 (0.32%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 150 (48.08%) Analyst
2 61 (19.55%) Service Analyst
3 59 (18.91%) Service Desk Analyst
4 45 (14.42%) Support Analyst
5 37 (11.86%) Desktop Support
6 25 (8.01%) Support Engineer
7 23 (7.37%) IT Support
8 21 (6.73%) Project Manager
9 20 (6.41%) Help Desk Analyst
10 19 (6.09%) Desktop Engineer
11 18 (5.77%) IT Analyst
12 16 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support
12 16 (5.13%) Help Desk Support
13 14 (4.49%) 1st Line Support
13 14 (4.49%) Business Analyst
14 13 (4.17%) Help Desk Support Analyst
14 13 (4.17%) IT Support Analyst
15 12 (3.85%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 12 (3.85%) Active Directory Analyst
15 12 (3.85%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.96%) .NET
1 3 (0.96%) COM
1 3 (0.96%) HTML
2 2 (0.64%) CSS
2 2 (0.64%) Middleware
2 2 (0.64%) XML
3 1 (0.32%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.01%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.13%) Management Information System
3 13 (4.17%) NHS
3 13 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (3.85%) CMDB
5 8 (2.56%) Driving Licence
6 5 (1.60%) AS400
7 4 (1.28%) Equities
7 4 (1.28%) Private Cloud
8 3 (0.96%) Blackberry
8 3 (0.96%) Security Operations Centre
8 3 (0.96%) User Experience
9 2 (0.64%) e-Health
9 2 (0.64%) LIMS
9 2 (0.64%) PACS
9 2 (0.64%) Social Media
10 1 (0.32%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.32%) SCADA
10 1 (0.32%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.32%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 156 (50.00%) Windows
2 50 (16.03%) Windows 7
3 39 (12.50%) Windows 10
4 21 (6.73%) Mac OS
5 19 (6.09%) Windows 8
5 19 (6.09%) Windows XP
6 17 (5.45%) Apple iOS
7 16 (5.13%) Windows Server
8 11 (3.53%) Linux
9 5 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.32%) Android
11 1 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.32%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (18.27%) ITIL
2 44 (14.10%) Incident Management
3 37 (11.86%) Project Management
4 36 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
5 24 (7.69%) Service Delivery
6 23 (7.37%) Mathematics
6 23 (7.37%) PRINCE2
7 17 (5.45%) ITSM
7 17 (5.45%) Problem Management
7 17 (5.45%) Software Deployment
8 15 (4.81%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (4.81%) Asset Management
8 15 (4.81%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (4.17%) Service Management
10 12 (3.85%) Change Management
10 12 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (3.53%) Configuration Management
11 11 (3.53%) Migration
12 10 (3.21%) Business Analysis
12 10 (3.21%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (5.77%) SQL
2 12 (3.85%) C
3 7 (2.24%) Bash Shell
4 6 (1.92%) PowerShell
4 6 (1.92%) VB
5 3 (0.96%) Java
5 3 (0.96%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.64%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.64%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.64%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.32%) C#
7 1 (0.32%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.32%) Python
7 1 (0.32%) R
7 1 (0.32%) VBA
7 1 (0.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 41 (13.14%) Security Cleared
2 34 (10.90%) SC Cleared
3 23 (7.37%) MCP
4 19 (6.09%) Degree
5 10 (3.21%) A+ Certification
6 8 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.60%) ISEB
7 5 (1.60%) PMP
8 4 (1.28%) MCSE
9 3 (0.96%) CCNA
9 3 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.96%) MCSA
9 3 (0.96%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.64%) CISM
10 2 (0.64%) CISSP
10 2 (0.64%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.64%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.32%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.32%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.41%) SLA
2 9 (2.88%) ISO 9001
2 9 (2.88%) PMO
3 8 (2.56%) Def Stans
4 4 (1.28%) QA
5 3 (0.96%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.64%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.64%) GDPR
6 2 (0.64%) HL7
7 1 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 95 (30.45%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.32%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.32%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 26 (8.33%) SCCM
2 18 (5.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 8 (2.56%) OpenView
3 8 (2.56%) OVSD
4 4 (1.28%) Jamf Pro
4 4 (1.28%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.32%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.32%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.32%) SCOM
Vendors
1 202 (64.74%) Microsoft
2 29 (9.29%) Citrix
3 23 (7.37%) Cisco
4 22 (7.05%) Apple
5 20 (6.41%) HP
6 17 (5.45%) NetApp
7 14 (4.49%) ServiceNow
8 12 (3.85%) VMware
9 11 (3.53%) Oracle
10 9 (2.88%) Altiris
11 8 (2.56%) Adobe
12 7 (2.24%) Remedy
13 6 (1.92%) SAP
13 6 (1.92%) Symantec
14 4 (1.28%) Google
14 4 (1.28%) Red Hat
15 3 (0.96%) Aruba
15 3 (0.96%) BMC
15 3 (0.96%) Capita
15 3 (0.96%) NETGEAR