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 3 months to 27 June 2017 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 21 19
Rank change year-on-year -10 -2  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 133 179 216
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 5.68% 7.05% 7.14%
As % of the Applications category 56.60% 54.57% 60.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 71 79
Median daily rate £350 £180 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +94.44% -40.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £114 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £286 £288
% change year-on-year +4.80% -0.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 71 61
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +17.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £20.00 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.72 £16.50 £13.70
% change year-on-year -16.87% +20.43%  

Microsoft Office is in the software application skills category. The next 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.

Contract Software Application Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 235 328 356
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 10.04% 12.91% 11.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 140 142
Median daily rate £353 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.61% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £130 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 89 87
Median hourly rate £25.25 £19.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.89% +31.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.02 £11.40 £10.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +13.79%  

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing Microsoft Office as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +6 40 £326 +155.88% 8
Hertfordshire -13 28 £350 +115.38% 11
Essex -39 24 £377 +36.90% 8
Suffolk +27 23 £345 +165.38% 2
Bedfordshire -1 21 £350 +26.69% 3
Norfolk -13 1 - - 2
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, 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 of England region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 169 (69.55%) Microsoft
2 83 (34.16%) Windows
3 73 (30.04%) Microsoft Excel
4 70 (28.81%) Active Directory
5 52 (21.40%) Project Management
6 47 (19.34%) MS Visio
7 45 (18.52%) ITIL
8 39 (16.05%) Office 365
9 38 (15.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 33 (13.58%) Windows 7
11 26 (10.70%) Security Cleared
11 26 (10.70%) Finance
12 24 (9.88%) MS Exchange
13 23 (9.47%) SharePoint
13 23 (9.47%) SLA
13 23 (9.47%) Windows Server
14 22 (9.05%) ITSM
15 21 (8.64%) Stakeholder Management
16 20 (8.23%) Migration
16 20 (8.23%) Degree
17 18 (7.41%) DHCP
17 18 (7.41%) DNS
18 16 (6.58%) Cisco
19 15 (6.17%) VPN
19 15 (6.17%) Microsoft Certification
19 15 (6.17%) Service Management
20 14 (5.76%) Change Management
20 14 (5.76%) Microsoft Project
20 14 (5.76%) PMO
21 13 (5.35%) SQL

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 24 (9.88%) MS Exchange
2 23 (9.47%) SharePoint
3 9 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (2.88%) Skype for Business
5 6 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (2.47%) SharePoint Server
6 5 (2.06%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (2.06%) MS Project Server
7 4 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2000
7 4 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (1.65%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 3 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (1.23%) IBM Notes
8 3 (1.23%) IIS
9 2 (0.82%) Confluence
9 2 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.41%) CMS
10 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 73 (30.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 47 (19.34%) MS Visio
3 38 (15.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (5.76%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (1.23%) InfoPath
5 3 (1.23%) Photoshop
5 3 (1.23%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.41%) InDesign
6 1 (0.41%) InVision
Business Applications
1 6 (2.47%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.65%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (1.23%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.82%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.82%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.82%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.41%) iTrent
5 1 (0.41%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.41%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 39 (16.05%) Office 365
2 13 (5.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.70%) OneDrive
4 8 (3.29%) IBM Blueworks
5 4 (1.65%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (1.65%) Yammer
6 2 (0.82%) G Suite
7 1 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.41%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.41%) DHCP
1 18 (7.41%) DNS
2 15 (6.17%) VPN
3 10 (4.12%) LAN
4 7 (2.88%) Internet
5 6 (2.47%) Firewall
5 6 (2.47%) Skype
5 6 (2.47%) VoIP
5 6 (2.47%) WAN
5 6 (2.47%) WebEx
6 4 (1.65%) Ethernet
6 4 (1.65%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.65%) X.500
7 3 (1.23%) DWDM
7 3 (1.23%) Wireless
7 3 (1.23%) WLAN
8 2 (0.82%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.82%) PuTTY
8 2 (0.82%) SAN
8 2 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.12%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.82%) Big Data
2 2 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (0.82%) Data Mining
2 2 (0.82%) GIS
2 2 (0.82%) MS Access
3 1 (0.41%) Essbase
3 1 (0.41%) MySQL
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (2.88%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.06%) MorphX
3 4 (1.65%) JIRA
4 2 (0.82%) NUnit
4 2 (0.82%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (0.82%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.41%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.41%) MSI
General
1 26 (10.70%) Finance
2 12 (4.94%) Legal
3 7 (2.88%) Marketing
4 6 (2.47%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.47%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.65%) Retail
6 3 (1.23%) Advertising
6 3 (1.23%) Automotive
6 3 (1.23%) French Language
7 2 (0.82%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.82%) General Ledger
7 2 (0.82%) German Language
7 2 (0.82%) Local Government
7 2 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.82%) Publishing
8 1 (0.41%) Billing
8 1 (0.41%) Law
8 1 (0.41%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 71 (29.22%) Analyst
2 20 (8.23%) IT Analyst
3 19 (7.82%) Support Analyst
4 18 (7.41%) Desktop Support
5 17 (7.00%) Administrator
6 14 (5.76%) Service Analyst
6 14 (5.76%) Support Engineer
7 13 (5.35%) 2nd Line Support
7 13 (5.35%) Business Analyst
8 12 (4.94%) Help Desk Analyst
9 11 (4.53%) Service Desk Analyst
10 10 (4.12%) Architect
10 10 (4.12%) IT Manager
10 10 (4.12%) IT Support
10 10 (4.12%) Project Manager
11 9 (3.70%) Desktop Engineer
12 8 (3.29%) Author
12 8 (3.29%) Developer
12 8 (3.29%) Technical Author
13 7 (2.88%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.12%) .NET
2 3 (1.23%) AngularJS
2 3 (1.23%) HTML
2 3 (1.23%) RESTful
3 2 (0.82%) Flash
3 2 (0.82%) J2EE
3 2 (0.82%) WCF
3 2 (0.82%) WinForms
3 2 (0.82%) WPF
4 1 (0.41%) CSS
4 1 (0.41%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.53%) Driving Licence
3 9 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.47%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.47%) Smartphone
5 5 (2.06%) User Experience
6 4 (1.65%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.65%) NHS
6 4 (1.65%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.23%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.23%) Credit Risk
7 3 (1.23%) HTC Vive
7 3 (1.23%) iPad
7 3 (1.23%) iPhone
7 3 (1.23%) Life Science
7 3 (1.23%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (1.23%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.82%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.82%) RSA SecurID
8 2 (0.82%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 83 (34.16%) Windows
2 33 (13.58%) Windows 7
3 23 (9.47%) Windows Server
4 12 (4.94%) Windows 10
4 12 (4.94%) Windows 8
5 11 (4.53%) Linux
6 10 (4.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (2.06%) Android
7 5 (2.06%) Unix
7 5 (2.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.06%) Windows XP
8 4 (1.65%) HPUX
8 4 (1.65%) Mac OS
8 4 (1.65%) Solaris
8 4 (1.65%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (1.23%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.82%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (21.40%) Project Management
2 45 (18.52%) ITIL
3 22 (9.05%) ITSM
4 21 (8.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 20 (8.23%) Migration
6 15 (6.17%) Service Management
7 14 (5.76%) Change Management
8 12 (4.94%) PRINCE2
8 12 (4.94%) SDLC
8 12 (4.94%) Supplier Management
9 11 (4.53%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (4.12%) Workflow
11 9 (3.70%) BPMN
11 9 (3.70%) Service Delivery
12 8 (3.29%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (3.29%) Data Analysis
12 8 (3.29%) Hardware Maintenance
12 8 (3.29%) Mobile Device Management
12 8 (3.29%) Time Management
13 7 (2.88%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 13 (5.35%) SQL
2 7 (2.88%) C#
3 6 (2.47%) Perl
3 6 (2.47%) Shell Script
3 6 (2.47%) VBA
4 5 (2.06%) C
4 5 (2.06%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.06%) X++
5 4 (1.65%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.23%) MATLAB
6 3 (1.23%) Python
6 3 (1.23%) VB
7 2 (0.82%) C++
7 2 (0.82%) Embedded C
7 2 (0.82%) Java
7 2 (0.82%) PHP
7 2 (0.82%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.41%) COBOL
8 1 (0.41%) MapBasic
Qualifications
1 26 (10.70%) Security Cleared
2 20 (8.23%) Degree
3 15 (6.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (3.70%) SC Cleared
5 7 (2.88%) A+ Certification
5 7 (2.88%) DV Cleared
5 7 (2.88%) MCSE
6 5 (2.06%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.65%) PMP
7 4 (1.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (1.23%) CCNA
8 3 (1.23%) MCSA
8 3 (1.23%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.82%) CCNP
9 2 (0.82%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.82%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.41%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (9.47%) SLA
2 14 (5.76%) PMO
3 4 (1.65%) QA
4 3 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.41%) GDPR
5 1 (0.41%) P3O
System Software
1 70 (28.81%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.65%) Samba
3 4 (1.65%) vSphere
4 3 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (1.23%) XenApp
5 2 (0.82%) NFS
6 1 (0.41%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.41%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (5.35%) SCCM
2 4 (1.65%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (0.82%) ZENworks
4 1 (0.41%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.41%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.41%) DameWare
4 1 (0.41%) EMC Navisphere
4 1 (0.41%) HP NNM
4 1 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.41%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 169 (69.55%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.58%) Cisco
3 13 (5.35%) Apple
3 13 (5.35%) VMware
4 10 (4.12%) Remedy
5 9 (3.70%) Citrix
5 9 (3.70%) HP
6 8 (3.29%) IBM
7 7 (2.88%) Google
7 7 (2.88%) Oracle
8 5 (2.06%) Adobe
9 4 (1.65%) Dell
9 4 (1.65%) Huawei
9 4 (1.65%) McAfee
9 4 (1.65%) Sun
10 3 (1.23%) Lotus
10 3 (1.23%) MobileIron
10 3 (1.23%) Planview
10 3 (1.23%) ServiceNow
10 3 (1.23%) Xamarin
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