Period
to 20 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 37 24
Rank change year-on-year +6 -13 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 280 256 326
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 5.88% 5.48% 6.28%
As % of the Applications category 54.16% 51.82% 50.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 140 133
East of England median daily rate £213 £306 £208
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.61% +47.59% -1.19%
10th Percentile £115 £122 £113
90th Percentile £488 £453 £438
England median daily rate £300 £305 £300
% change year-on-year -1.64% +1.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 51 115
East of England median hourly rate £14.80 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.50% -3.03% +21.37%
10th Percentile £11.51 £10.00 £10.40
90th Percentile £24.38 £37.50 £19.80
England median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.33% -6.25% +14.29%

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 517 494 641
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 10.85% 10.58% 12.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 259 295
East of England median daily rate £310 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.62% - +18.18%
10th Percentile £121 £130 £125
90th Percentile £510 £528 £488
England median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +4.17% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 73 153
East of England median hourly rate £15.25 £16.84 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.41% +2.03% +13.79%
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.00 £9.40
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.02 £35.55
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +10.00%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 +12 109 £175 -36.36% 38
Cambridgeshire +11 77 £475 +58.33% 15
Essex +11 46 £163 -44.92% 17
Bedfordshire -10 29 £160 -55.56% 10
Norfolk +19 12 £300 -7.69% 4
Suffolk -33 7 £150 -58.31% 4
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 176 (62.86%) Microsoft
2 142 (50.71%) Windows
3 73 (26.07%) Microsoft Excel
4 62 (22.14%) Active Directory
5 61 (21.79%) ITIL
6 45 (16.07%) Problem-Solving
7 44 (15.71%) Incident Management
8 43 (15.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 40 (14.29%) Windows 7
10 36 (12.86%) Office 365
11 32 (11.43%) MCP
11 32 (11.43%) Windows 10
12 31 (11.07%) Service Delivery
13 30 (10.71%) Cisco
13 30 (10.71%) Citrix
14 29 (10.36%) Security Cleared
15 28 (10.00%) Retail
16 27 (9.64%) Mathematics
17 26 (9.29%) HP
17 26 (9.29%) MS Visio
18 25 (8.93%) Project Management
19 24 (8.57%) NetApp
19 24 (8.57%) VPN
19 24 (8.57%) SC Cleared
20 23 (8.21%) Problem Management
20 23 (8.21%) Change Management
21 22 (7.86%) Windows XP
21 22 (7.86%) Internet
21 22 (7.86%) SLA
22 21 (7.50%) Manufacturing

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 12 (4.29%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.86%) IBM Notes
3 7 (2.50%) Skype for Business
4 6 (2.14%) CMS
4 6 (2.14%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.43%) Apache
5 4 (1.43%) IIS
5 4 (1.43%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.07%) Confluence
7 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.36%) GroupWise
Applications
1 73 (26.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 43 (15.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 26 (9.29%) MS Visio
4 13 (4.64%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (2.50%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (1.43%) Acrobat
6 4 (1.43%) Open Workbench
6 4 (1.43%) Windchill
7 2 (0.71%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.36%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (1.79%) Teamcenter
2 2 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.71%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.36%) assyst
3 1 (0.36%) BigMachines
3 1 (0.36%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.36%) Lorenzo
3 1 (0.36%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.36%) Primavera
3 1 (0.36%) SAP PM
3 1 (0.36%) Servitor
Cloud Services
1 36 (12.86%) Office 365
2 18 (6.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.43%) OneDrive
4 3 (1.07%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 2 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (8.57%) VPN
2 22 (7.86%) Internet
3 11 (3.93%) Skype
3 11 (3.93%) TCP/IP
4 9 (3.21%) Firewall
4 9 (3.21%) VoIP
4 9 (3.21%) Wireless
5 8 (2.86%) DNS
6 7 (2.50%) VLAN
7 5 (1.79%) WAN
8 4 (1.43%) FTP
9 3 (1.07%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.71%) DHCP
10 2 (0.71%) LAN
11 1 (0.36%) 3G
11 1 (0.36%) ADSL
11 1 (0.36%) FlexRay
11 1 (0.36%) Network Security
11 1 (0.36%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.29%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (1.79%) MySQL
4 3 (1.07%) Electronic Patient Records
4 3 (1.07%) Power BI
5 2 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.36%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.36%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.36%) Ingres
6 1 (0.36%) MS Access
6 1 (0.36%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (2.14%) JIRA
2 5 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.71%) eggPlant
3 2 (0.71%) JMeter
3 2 (0.71%) MSI
3 2 (0.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (0.71%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.36%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.36%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.36%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.36%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.36%) Selenium
General
1 28 (10.00%) Retail
2 21 (7.50%) Manufacturing
3 19 (6.79%) Finance
4 14 (5.00%) Military
5 7 (2.50%) Automotive
6 4 (1.43%) Aerospace
6 4 (1.43%) French Language
6 4 (1.43%) German Language
6 4 (1.43%) Law
6 4 (1.43%) Legal
6 4 (1.43%) Marketing
6 4 (1.43%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.07%) Advertising
8 2 (0.71%) Billing
8 2 (0.71%) Mandarin Language
8 2 (0.71%) Publishing
9 1 (0.36%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.36%) Local Government
9 1 (0.36%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 135 (48.21%) Analyst
2 58 (20.71%) Service Desk Analyst
3 57 (20.36%) Service Analyst
4 36 (12.86%) Support Analyst
5 33 (11.79%) Desktop Support
6 21 (7.50%) Desktop Engineer
6 21 (7.50%) Support Engineer
7 18 (6.43%) Data Analyst
8 16 (5.71%) 1st Line Support
9 15 (5.36%) IT Support
10 14 (5.00%) Developer
11 12 (4.29%) 2nd Line Support
11 12 (4.29%) Configuration Analyst
11 12 (4.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 12 (4.29%) Help Desk Support
12 11 (3.93%) 1st Line Support Analyst
12 11 (3.93%) Administrator
12 11 (3.93%) Business Analyst
12 11 (3.93%) Help Desk Analyst
13 10 (3.57%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.86%) .NET
2 6 (2.14%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.71%) COM
4 1 (0.36%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.36%) CSS
4 1 (0.36%) HTML
4 1 (0.36%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
2 17 (6.07%) Management Information System
3 16 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (5.36%) CMDB
5 8 (2.86%) NHS
6 6 (2.14%) AS400
7 5 (1.79%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.43%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.07%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.71%) e-Health
10 2 (0.71%) iPhone
10 2 (0.71%) LIMS
10 2 (0.71%) PACS
11 1 (0.36%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.36%) iPad
11 1 (0.36%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.36%) Reference Data
11 1 (0.36%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.36%) Social Media
11 1 (0.36%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 142 (50.71%) Windows
2 40 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 32 (11.43%) Windows 10
4 22 (7.86%) Windows XP
5 21 (7.50%) Windows 8
6 16 (5.71%) Windows Server
7 7 (2.50%) Mac OS
7 7 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.79%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.43%) Linux
9 4 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.71%) Android
12 1 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.36%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (21.79%) ITIL
2 45 (16.07%) Problem-Solving
3 44 (15.71%) Incident Management
4 31 (11.07%) Service Delivery
5 27 (9.64%) Mathematics
6 25 (8.93%) Project Management
7 23 (8.21%) Change Management
7 23 (8.21%) Problem Management
8 19 (6.79%) Configuration Management
9 16 (5.71%) Data Management
10 15 (5.36%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (5.00%) PDM
12 13 (4.64%) Data Analysis
12 13 (4.64%) Information Management
12 13 (4.64%) Process Improvement
12 13 (4.64%) Service Management
12 13 (4.64%) Waterfall
13 12 (4.29%) Customer Requirements
13 12 (4.29%) ITSM
13 12 (4.29%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 20 (7.14%) SQL
2 15 (5.36%) C
3 7 (2.50%) VB.NET
4 5 (1.79%) Java
4 5 (1.79%) PowerShell
5 4 (1.43%) Bash Shell
5 4 (1.43%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.07%) VB
6 3 (1.07%) VBA
7 2 (0.71%) C#
7 2 (0.71%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.71%) Python
7 2 (0.71%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.36%) Groovy
8 1 (0.36%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.36%) Perl
8 1 (0.36%) R
8 1 (0.36%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 32 (11.43%) MCP
2 29 (10.36%) Security Cleared
3 24 (8.57%) SC Cleared
4 20 (7.14%) Degree
5 11 (3.93%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (2.14%) MCSE
7 4 (1.43%) A+ Certification
7 4 (1.43%) CCNA
7 4 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.43%) HNC
7 4 (1.43%) ISEB
7 4 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.07%) MCSA
9 2 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.71%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.71%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.71%) PMP
10 1 (0.36%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.36%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.86%) SLA
2 12 (4.29%) Def Stans
3 10 (3.57%) ISO 9001
4 6 (2.14%) PMO
5 2 (0.71%) GDPR
5 2 (0.71%) HL7
5 2 (0.71%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.71%) QA
6 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 62 (22.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.07%) XenApp
4 1 (0.36%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 19 (6.79%) SCCM
2 12 (4.29%) OpenView
2 12 (4.29%) OVSD
3 5 (1.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (1.07%) Jamf Pro
4 3 (1.07%) SCOM
5 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.36%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 176 (62.86%) Microsoft
2 30 (10.71%) Cisco
2 30 (10.71%) Citrix
3 26 (9.29%) HP
4 24 (8.57%) NetApp
5 13 (4.64%) Apple
6 12 (4.29%) Adobe
7 10 (3.57%) Oracle
8 9 (3.21%) SAP
8 9 (3.21%) VMware
9 5 (1.79%) Altiris
9 5 (1.79%) Lotus
9 5 (1.79%) Remedy
9 5 (1.79%) ServiceNow
9 5 (1.79%) Sun
10 4 (1.43%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.43%) Tableau
11 3 (1.07%) IBM
11 3 (1.07%) Symantec
11 3 (1.07%) Virgin Media