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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 2 July 2022 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
2 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 33 33 36
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 141 106 102
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 5.62% 5.27% 5.02%
As % of the Applications category 50.18% 46.70% 52.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 44 44
10th Percentile £141 £133 £111
25th Percentile £175 £149 £129
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £230 £225 £219
Median % change year-on-year +2.22% +2.75% -12.41%
75th Percentile £403 £378 £462
90th Percentile £538 £550 £500
England median daily rate £314 £365 £300
% change year-on-year -14.04% +21.67% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 29 25
10th Percentile £13.30 £11.15 £12.33
25th Percentile £14.25 £12.50 -
Median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £14.50
Median % change year-on-year +12.90% +6.90% +11.54%
75th Percentile £20.75 £22.50 £19.25
90th Percentile £38.35 £24.60 £33.08
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £16.82
% change year-on-year +3.90% +0.13% +9.93%

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 281 227 196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 11.20% 11.29% 9.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 87 80
10th Percentile £150 £145 £122
25th Percentile £200 £194 £196
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £305 £350 £325
Median % change year-on-year -12.86% +7.69% -4.41%
75th Percentile £488 £488 £488
90th Percentile £547 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +12.50% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 60 36
10th Percentile £13.07 £11.24 £13.19
25th Percentile £15.25 £12.58 £14.50
Median hourly rate £26.98 £14.08 £18.38
Median % change year-on-year +91.62% -23.37% +37.13%
75th Percentile £55.00 £24.00 £31.39
90th Percentile £60.00 £40.32 £48.75
England median hourly rate £22.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +21.62% +2.78% +9.09%

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Microsoft Office as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Office in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in the East of England

Microsoft Office
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Office in the East of England over the 6 months to 2 July 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in the East of England

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Office in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in the East of England

Microsoft Office
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microsoft Office in the East of England over the 6 months to 2 July 2022.

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 2 July 2022. 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
Jobs
Hertfordshire -5 48 £230 -23.21% 26
Cambridgeshire -4 34 £290 -10.77% 16
Essex -1 23 £425 +143.20% 14
Norfolk +13 15 £190 +10.14%
Bedfordshire -7 12 £188 +25.00% 7
Suffolk -5 9 £525 +377.27% 3
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 2 July 2022, 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 92 (65.25%) Microsoft
2 78 (55.32%) Windows
3 75 (53.19%) Social Skills
4 58 (41.13%) Active Directory
5 51 (36.17%) Microsoft 365
6 39 (27.66%) Windows 10
7 32 (22.70%) Microsoft Excel
8 28 (19.86%) Problem-Solving
9 25 (17.73%) ITIL
10 23 (16.31%) Analytical Skills
11 20 (14.18%) Project Management
11 20 (14.18%) Service Delivery
11 20 (14.18%) Incident Management
12 19 (13.48%) Mathematics
12 19 (13.48%) MS Exchange
13 17 (12.06%) Degree
14 16 (11.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 16 (11.35%) SLA
15 15 (10.64%) PRINCE2
15 15 (10.64%) iPhone
15 15 (10.64%) Windows Server
16 14 (9.93%) Windows 7
16 14 (9.93%) Problem Management
16 14 (9.93%) SCCM
16 14 (9.93%) Time Management
16 14 (9.93%) Citrix
17 12 (8.51%) Security Cleared
17 12 (8.51%) Public Sector
18 11 (7.80%) PMO
18 11 (7.80%) Risk Management

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 19 (13.48%) MS Exchange
2 10 (7.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 8 (5.67%) Skype for Business
4 7 (4.96%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.71%) Confluence
5 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 32 (22.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (11.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (6.38%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (5.67%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.42%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.71%) Mathcad
6 1 (0.71%) NASTRAN
6 1 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Maximo
1 1 (0.71%) Sage X3
1 1 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.71%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 51 (36.17%) Microsoft 365
2 4 (2.84%) Azure
3 3 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (2.13%) Power Platform
4 1 (0.71%) Azure DevOps
4 1 (0.71%) Figma
4 1 (0.71%) PowerApps
4 1 (0.71%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.67%) Skype
2 7 (4.96%) TCP/IP
2 7 (4.96%) VPN
3 6 (4.26%) DNS
3 6 (4.26%) LAN
3 6 (4.26%) Wireless
4 5 (3.55%) Firewall
4 5 (3.55%) Remote Desktop
4 5 (3.55%) WAN
5 4 (2.84%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (2.13%) DHCP
6 3 (2.13%) Structured Cabling
6 3 (2.13%) WebEx
7 2 (1.42%) Internet
8 1 (0.71%) Intranet
8 1 (0.71%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.55%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.42%) MySQL
3 1 (0.71%) Big Data
3 1 (0.71%) Data Lake
3 1 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.71%) Power BI
3 1 (0.71%) Power Query
3 1 (0.71%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.13%) JIRA
General
1 75 (53.19%) Social Skills
2 23 (16.31%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (8.51%) Public Sector
4 11 (7.80%) Finance
5 5 (3.55%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.55%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (2.84%) Mandarin Language
7 3 (2.13%) Banking
7 3 (2.13%) Documentation Skills
7 3 (2.13%) Law
7 3 (2.13%) Organisational Skills
7 3 (2.13%) Retail
7 3 (2.13%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.42%) Legal
8 2 (1.42%) Marketing
9 1 (0.71%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.71%) Automotive
9 1 (0.71%) Local Government
9 1 (0.71%) Presentation Skills
9 1 (0.71%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (30.50%) Analyst
2 18 (12.77%) Desktop Engineer
2 18 (12.77%) Support Engineer
3 17 (12.06%) Service Analyst
4 16 (11.35%) Service Desk Analyst
5 14 (9.93%) 2nd Line Support
5 14 (9.93%) Desktop Support
6 13 (9.22%) Project Manager
7 12 (8.51%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 12 (8.51%) Support Analyst
8 10 (7.09%) Technical Analyst
9 9 (6.38%) Business Analyst
9 9 (6.38%) Technical Services Analyst
10 8 (5.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 6 (4.26%) 1st Line Support
11 6 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 6 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 6 (4.26%) Field Engineer
12 5 (3.55%) IT Analyst
12 5 (3.55%) Printer Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.13%) LDAP
2 2 (1.42%) CSS
2 2 (1.42%) HTML
3 1 (0.71%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.64%) iPhone
2 10 (7.09%) Blackberry
2 10 (7.09%) Management Information System
3 9 (6.38%) Driving Licence
4 7 (4.96%) Data Centre
5 5 (3.55%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (3.55%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (2.84%) Analytical Mindset
7 3 (2.13%) NHS
7 3 (2.13%) Optoelectronics
7 3 (2.13%) PDA
7 3 (2.13%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.42%) Life Science
8 2 (1.42%) User Experience
9 1 (0.71%) CMDB
9 1 (0.71%) FMCG
9 1 (0.71%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.71%) Pharmacovigilance
9 1 (0.71%) Raspberry Pi
9 1 (0.71%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 78 (55.32%) Windows
2 39 (27.66%) Windows 10
3 15 (10.64%) Windows Server
4 14 (9.93%) Windows 7
5 6 (4.26%) Android
5 6 (4.26%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.84%) Linux
6 4 (2.84%) Mac OS
6 4 (2.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.84%) Windows XP
7 3 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.13%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (1.42%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.71%) CentOS
9 1 (0.71%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.71%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (19.86%) Problem-Solving
2 25 (17.73%) ITIL
3 20 (14.18%) Incident Management
3 20 (14.18%) Project Management
3 20 (14.18%) Service Delivery
4 19 (13.48%) Mathematics
5 15 (10.64%) PRINCE2
6 14 (9.93%) Problem Management
6 14 (9.93%) Time Management
7 11 (7.80%) Risk Management
8 9 (6.38%) Change Control
9 8 (5.67%) Change Management
9 8 (5.67%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (4.96%) Decision-Making
10 7 (4.96%) Line Management
10 7 (4.96%) Matrix Organization
10 7 (4.96%) Mentoring
11 6 (4.26%) Agile
11 6 (4.26%) Patch Management
11 6 (4.26%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.67%) PowerShell
2 7 (4.96%) SQL
3 6 (4.26%) C
4 2 (1.42%) VBScript
5 1 (0.71%) Java
5 1 (0.71%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (12.06%) Degree
2 12 (8.51%) Security Cleared
3 11 (7.80%) MCP
4 9 (6.38%) SC Cleared
5 7 (4.96%) PMI Certification
6 6 (4.26%) PMP
7 4 (2.84%) ISEB
7 4 (2.84%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (2.13%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (2.13%) Master's Degree
9 2 (1.42%) DBS Check
9 2 (1.42%) MCTS
9 2 (1.42%) MOS
9 2 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.71%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.71%) CCNA
10 1 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.71%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.71%) MCDST
10 1 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (11.35%) SLA
2 11 (7.80%) PMO
3 3 (2.13%) GDPR
3 3 (2.13%) QA
4 2 (1.42%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.71%) AQAP
5 1 (0.71%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.71%) GMP
5 1 (0.71%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 58 (41.13%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.42%) BitLocker
2 2 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.42%) vSphere
3 1 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.71%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (9.93%) SCCM
2 10 (7.09%) AirWatch
3 5 (3.55%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 92 (65.25%) Microsoft
2 14 (9.93%) Citrix
3 10 (7.09%) Apple
4 8 (5.67%) Dell
5 7 (4.96%) HP
6 6 (4.26%) Cisco
6 6 (4.26%) SAP
7 5 (3.55%) Fujitsu
8 3 (2.13%) Juniper
8 3 (2.13%) Oracle
8 3 (2.13%) Sun
8 3 (2.13%) VMware
9 2 (1.42%) Guidewire
10 1 (0.71%) Adobe
10 1 (0.71%) Google
10 1 (0.71%) Kronos
10 1 (0.71%) Meraki
10 1 (0.71%) NetApp
10 1 (0.71%) Sage
10 1 (0.71%) ServiceNow