Period
to 20 February 2019

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 February 2019 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 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 28 29 35
Rank change year-on-year +1 +6 -11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 259 285 216
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 6.09% 6.07% 4.86%
As % of the Applications category 57.56% 57.69% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 116 102
East of England median daily rate £230 £300 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.33% +30.43% -4.96%
10th Percentile £108 £125 £125
90th Percentile £500 £525 £438
England median daily rate £288 £288 £295
% change year-on-year -0.17% -2.37% -1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 83 61
East of England median hourly rate £13.75 £13.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.85% -15.63% +6.67%
10th Percentile £11.18 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £18.00 £23.55 £36.00
England median hourly rate £15.00 £14.46 £14.45
% change year-on-year +3.73% +0.07% -0.34%

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 450 494 432
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 10.58% 10.52% 9.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 233 218
East of England median daily rate £325 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +16.67% -16.67%
10th Percentile £117 £125 £131
90th Percentile £525 £575 £475
England median daily rate £375 £352 £350
% change year-on-year +6.46% +0.64% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 99 90
East of England median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.45% -12.12% -
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.00 £10.30
90th Percentile £26.75 £35.00 £52.50
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +1.46%

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 February 2019.

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 February 2019.

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 February 2019. 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 75 £205 -25.61% 27
Essex +10 65 £375 +20.00% 15
Cambridgeshire -3 62 £230 -38.05% 22
Norfolk +20 22 £171 -42.92% 4
Bedfordshire +4 22 £250 +78.57% 9
Suffolk +8 11 £263 -27.59% 3
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 2019, 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.

1 145 (55.98%) Microsoft
2 129 (49.81%) Windows
3 57 (22.01%) Active Directory
4 52 (20.08%) Microsoft Excel
5 41 (15.83%) Office 365
6 32 (12.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 31 (11.97%) Finance
8 30 (11.58%) ITIL
8 30 (11.58%) Windows 7
9 27 (10.42%) SCCM
10 26 (10.04%) Security Cleared
10 26 (10.04%) Degree
10 26 (10.04%) Analytical Skills
10 26 (10.04%) Windows 10
11 25 (9.65%) Microsoft Project
11 25 (9.65%) Project Management
12 24 (9.27%) Windows XP
13 21 (8.11%) SLA
14 20 (7.72%) SC Cleared
15 19 (7.34%) Agile Software Development
16 18 (6.95%) VPN
17 17 (6.56%) Stakeholder Management
18 16 (6.18%) PRINCE2
18 16 (6.18%) Windows Server
19 15 (5.79%) Citrix
19 15 (5.79%) MS Visio
19 15 (5.79%) Migration
19 15 (5.79%) Incident Management
20 14 (5.41%) Software Deployment
20 14 (5.41%) WAN

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 10 (3.86%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.09%) SAS
3 5 (1.93%) CMS
3 5 (1.93%) IBM Domino
3 5 (1.93%) Skype for Business
4 4 (1.54%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.16%) IBM Connections
6 2 (0.77%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.39%) Apache
7 1 (0.39%) Confluence
7 1 (0.39%) JBoss
7 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.39%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 52 (20.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (12.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 25 (9.65%) Microsoft Project
4 15 (5.79%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.93%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (1.16%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.77%) RoboHelp
8 1 (0.39%) CATIA
8 1 (0.39%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.93%) SAP EWM
1 5 (1.93%) SAP Hybris
2 3 (1.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (0.77%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.39%) assyst
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.39%) SystmOne
4 1 (0.39%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 41 (15.83%) Office 365
2 9 (3.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.09%) OneDrive
4 6 (2.32%) G Suite
5 5 (1.93%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.16%) Google Drive
7 2 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.77%) Yammer
8 1 (0.39%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 18 (6.95%) VPN
2 14 (5.41%) WAN
3 13 (5.02%) TCP/IP
4 12 (4.63%) Internet
4 12 (4.63%) LAN
5 6 (2.32%) Wireless
6 5 (1.93%) DNS
6 5 (1.93%) Skype
7 4 (1.54%) DHCP
7 4 (1.54%) Intranet
7 4 (1.54%) SSL
8 3 (1.16%) Firewall
8 3 (1.16%) VPLS
8 3 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.77%) 2.5G
9 2 (0.77%) 2G
9 2 (0.77%) 3G
9 2 (0.77%) 4G
9 2 (0.77%) Bluetooth
9 2 (0.77%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.25%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (2.32%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.93%) Oracle Discoverer
3 5 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (1.54%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.16%) Ingres
5 3 (1.16%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.16%) Power BI
6 2 (0.77%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (0.39%) Big Data
7 1 (0.39%) BODI
7 1 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.39%) DB2
7 1 (0.39%) DTS
7 1 (0.39%) GIS
7 1 (0.39%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.39%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (0.39%) SAP Data Services
7 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.93%) GitLab
1 5 (1.93%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.54%) JIRA
3 3 (1.16%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (1.16%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (0.77%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.39%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.39%) Hudson
5 1 (0.39%) JMeter
5 1 (0.39%) Maven
5 1 (0.39%) Subversion
General
1 31 (11.97%) Finance
2 10 (3.86%) Manufacturing
3 9 (3.47%) Marketing
4 8 (3.09%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.16%) Aerospace
5 3 (1.16%) Automotive
5 3 (1.16%) Billing
5 3 (1.16%) Mandarin Language
6 2 (0.77%) Electronics
6 2 (0.77%) Multimedia
6 2 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.39%) Advertising
7 1 (0.39%) Law
7 1 (0.39%) Legal
Job Titles
1 106 (40.93%) Analyst
2 46 (17.76%) Service Analyst
3 41 (15.83%) Service Desk Analyst
4 27 (10.42%) 2nd Line Support
5 25 (9.65%) Support Engineer
6 21 (8.11%) Support Analyst
7 20 (7.72%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 20 (7.72%) Desktop Support
8 18 (6.95%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 16 (6.18%) Project Manager
10 15 (5.79%) Help Desk Analyst
11 14 (5.41%) IT Support
12 12 (4.63%) Administrator
13 10 (3.86%) Deskside Support
13 10 (3.86%) Desktop Engineer
13 10 (3.86%) IT Analyst
14 9 (3.47%) IT Support Analyst
15 8 (3.09%) Data Analyst
16 7 (2.70%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
16 7 (2.70%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.16%) HTML
1 3 (1.16%) XML
2 2 (0.77%) CSS
3 1 (0.39%) .NET
3 1 (0.39%) EDI
3 1 (0.39%) EDIFACT
3 1 (0.39%) EJB
3 1 (0.39%) Flash
3 1 (0.39%) Hibernate
3 1 (0.39%) IDoc
3 1 (0.39%) Java EE
3 1 (0.39%) JSP
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.39%) Spring
3 1 (0.39%) Spring MVC
3 1 (0.39%) Struts
3 1 (0.39%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (0.39%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.04%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.63%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.47%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (3.09%) Data Centre
4 8 (3.09%) User Experience
5 7 (2.70%) NHS
6 5 (1.93%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.54%) Social Media
8 2 (0.77%) AS400
8 2 (0.77%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.77%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.77%) e-Learning
8 2 (0.77%) Equities
8 2 (0.77%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.77%) PMI
9 1 (0.39%) e-Health
9 1 (0.39%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.39%) PACS
9 1 (0.39%) Smartcard
9 1 (0.39%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 129 (49.81%) Windows
2 30 (11.58%) Windows 7
3 26 (10.04%) Windows 10
4 24 (9.27%) Windows XP
5 16 (6.18%) Windows Server
6 10 (3.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (3.47%) Apple iOS
7 9 (3.47%) Linux
7 9 (3.47%) Mac OS
8 8 (3.09%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.77%) Solaris
10 2 (0.77%) Unix
11 1 (0.39%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.39%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.39%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (11.58%) ITIL
2 25 (9.65%) Project Management
3 19 (7.34%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (6.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (6.18%) PRINCE2
6 15 (5.79%) Incident Management
6 15 (5.79%) Migration
7 14 (5.41%) Software Deployment
8 12 (4.63%) ITSM
9 11 (4.25%) Matrix Organization
9 11 (4.25%) Risk Management
9 11 (4.25%) Service Delivery
10 10 (3.86%) Asset Management
10 10 (3.86%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (3.86%) Project Planning
10 10 (3.86%) Service Management
11 9 (3.47%) Change Management
11 9 (3.47%) Data Analysis
11 9 (3.47%) SDLC
11 9 (3.47%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (5.41%) SQL
2 6 (2.32%) VB
3 5 (1.93%) C
4 4 (1.54%) MATLAB
4 4 (1.54%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.16%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.16%) Java
5 3 (1.16%) VBA
5 3 (1.16%) VBScript
6 2 (0.77%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.77%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.77%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.39%) R
7 1 (0.39%) XPath
Qualifications
1 26 (10.04%) Degree
1 26 (10.04%) Security Cleared
2 20 (7.72%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.47%) A+ Certification
4 8 (3.09%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (2.70%) CCNA
6 5 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (1.93%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.54%) PMP
8 3 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.77%) CompTIA Security+
10 1 (0.39%) CCNP
10 1 (0.39%) HNC
10 1 (0.39%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.39%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.39%) MCP
10 1 (0.39%) NVQ Level 3
10 1 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.11%) SLA
2 11 (4.25%) PMO
3 9 (3.47%) QA
4 3 (1.16%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.77%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.77%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 2 (0.77%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.39%) HL7
6 1 (0.39%) IFRS
6 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.39%) PMBOK
System Software
1 57 (22.01%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.93%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.77%) Firmware
5 2 (0.77%) XenApp
6 1 (0.39%) Docker
6 1 (0.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 27 (10.42%) SCCM
2 10 (3.86%) OpenView
2 10 (3.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (2.70%) OVSD
4 5 (1.93%) Ansible
4 5 (1.93%) Terraform
5 2 (0.77%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.77%) HP ALM
5 2 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.39%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.39%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.39%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.39%) SCOM
6 1 (0.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.39%) Wonderware InTouch
6 1 (0.39%) WSUS
Vendors
1 145 (55.98%) Microsoft
2 15 (5.79%) Citrix
3 13 (5.02%) Oracle
3 13 (5.02%) VMware
4 12 (4.63%) HP
4 12 (4.63%) SAP
5 10 (3.86%) Google
6 9 (3.47%) Apple
6 9 (3.47%) ServiceNow
7 5 (1.93%) hybris
7 5 (1.93%) IBM
7 5 (1.93%) Remedy
8 4 (1.54%) Adobe
8 4 (1.54%) Ariba
9 3 (1.16%) BMC
10 2 (0.77%) Altiris
10 2 (0.77%) Dell
10 2 (0.77%) Lotus
10 2 (0.77%) McAfee
10 2 (0.77%) SolarWinds