Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 25 25
Rank change year-on-year -13 0 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 284 287 349
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 5.49% 5.94% 5.92%
As % of the Applications category 53.99% 52.37% 53.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 121 145
East of England median daily rate £300 £250 £226
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +10.62% +29.14%
10th Percentile £115 £125 £106
90th Percentile £494 £438 £414
England median daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 91 127
East of England median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.12% +13.79% -12.12%
10th Percentile £10.66 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £27.20 £32.40 £21.20
England median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.67% +3.45% -

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 526 548 655
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 10.16% 11.33% 11.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 256 263
East of England median daily rate £325 £313 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -2.34% +6.67%
10th Percentile £125 £133 £126
90th Percentile £538 £475 £480
England median daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +1.43% - +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 127 174
East of England median hourly rate £15.75 £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £10.42 £10.65 £9.52
90th Percentile £31.00 £51.25 £38.38
England median hourly rate £15.53 £16.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year -5.91% +4.76% +5.00%

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 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 +11 104 £275 -26.67% 16
Cambridgeshire +6 74 £250 +81.82% 12
Essex -48 39 £300 - 3
Bedfordshire +16 36 £188 +36.36% 2
Suffolk +21 26 £317 +68.80% 2
Norfolk -15 5 £350 +133.33% 1
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 176 (61.97%) Microsoft
2 115 (40.49%) Windows
3 86 (30.28%) Microsoft Excel
4 71 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 53 (18.66%) ITIL
6 44 (15.49%) Project Management
6 44 (15.49%) Office 365
7 43 (15.14%) Windows 7
8 40 (14.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 40 (14.08%) SharePoint
9 35 (12.32%) MS Visio
10 31 (10.92%) Change Management
11 30 (10.56%) Information Security
11 30 (10.56%) Windows Server
12 29 (10.21%) Finance
13 28 (9.86%) SLA
14 27 (9.51%) MS Exchange
15 26 (9.15%) Cisco
16 24 (8.45%) DNS
17 23 (8.10%) Microsoft Project
18 22 (7.75%) VMware
18 22 (7.75%) Incident Management
18 22 (7.75%) PMO
19 21 (7.39%) DHCP
20 20 (7.04%) HP
20 20 (7.04%) Citrix
20 20 (7.04%) Internet
20 20 (7.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 20 (7.04%) Windows 8
21 19 (6.69%) Degree

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 40 (14.08%) SharePoint
2 27 (9.51%) MS Exchange
3 10 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (2.82%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (2.82%) SharePoint Server
6 5 (1.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 5 (1.76%) CMS
7 4 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2000
7 4 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (1.41%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 4 (1.41%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.06%) Confluence
9 2 (0.70%) IIS
10 1 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.35%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.35%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 86 (30.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 40 (14.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 35 (12.32%) MS Visio
4 23 (8.10%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (3.17%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (2.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (1.76%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.70%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.35%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 9 (3.17%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (2.11%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.70%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.70%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.35%) iTrent
4 1 (0.35%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.35%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 44 (15.49%) Office 365
2 13 (4.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.76%) G Suite
4 4 (1.41%) Yammer
5 2 (0.70%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (0.70%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.35%) IaaS
6 1 (0.35%) IBM Blueworks
6 1 (0.35%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (8.45%) DNS
2 21 (7.39%) DHCP
3 20 (7.04%) Internet
4 15 (5.28%) VPN
5 13 (4.58%) LAN
5 13 (4.58%) TCP/IP
6 12 (4.23%) VoIP
7 10 (3.52%) WAN
8 8 (2.82%) Firewall
9 7 (2.46%) Wireless
10 6 (2.11%) Skype
11 5 (1.76%) WebEx
12 4 (1.41%) X.500
13 3 (1.06%) MPLS
13 3 (1.06%) SSL
13 3 (1.06%) WLAN
14 2 (0.70%) 4G
14 2 (0.70%) Broadband
14 2 (0.70%) DWDM
14 2 (0.70%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.93%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (1.06%) DTS
4 2 (0.70%) Power BI
4 2 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.35%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.35%) MS Access
5 1 (0.35%) MySQL
5 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (2.46%) MorphX
2 5 (1.76%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.06%) JIRA
4 1 (0.35%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.35%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (0.35%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 29 (10.21%) Finance
2 19 (6.69%) Retail
3 10 (3.52%) Banking
4 9 (3.17%) Law
5 8 (2.82%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.46%) Marketing
7 6 (2.11%) German Language
7 6 (2.11%) Legal
8 5 (1.76%) Advertising
9 4 (1.41%) Billing
9 4 (1.41%) French Language
9 4 (1.41%) General Ledger
10 3 (1.06%) Games
10 3 (1.06%) Mandarin Language
10 3 (1.06%) Military
10 3 (1.06%) Publishing
10 3 (1.06%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.35%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 97 (34.15%) Analyst
2 35 (12.32%) Support Analyst
3 33 (11.62%) Support Engineer
4 29 (10.21%) Desktop Support
5 25 (8.80%) Service Analyst
6 22 (7.75%) Service Desk Analyst
7 21 (7.39%) Desktop Engineer
8 19 (6.69%) Administrator
8 19 (6.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 16 (5.63%) 2nd Line Support
10 14 (4.93%) Business Analyst
10 14 (4.93%) Project Manager
11 13 (4.58%) Coordinator
11 13 (4.58%) IT Support
12 12 (4.23%) 1st Line Support
12 12 (4.23%) Help Desk Analyst
12 12 (4.23%) Project Coordinator
13 10 (3.52%) 1st Line Support Analyst
13 10 (3.52%) Consultant
14 9 (3.17%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.58%) .NET
2 6 (2.11%) HTML
3 5 (1.76%) ASP.NET
3 5 (1.76%) CSS
4 3 (1.06%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.35%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.35%) Flash
5 1 (0.35%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.58%) Data Centre
2 13 (4.58%) Management Information System
3 8 (2.82%) User Experience
4 7 (2.46%) AS400
4 7 (2.46%) RSA SecurID
5 5 (1.76%) Driving Licence
5 5 (1.76%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (1.41%) CMDB
6 4 (1.41%) iPad
6 4 (1.41%) iPhone
7 3 (1.06%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.06%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.70%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.70%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.70%) Life Science
8 2 (0.70%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.70%) NHS
8 2 (0.70%) PKI
8 2 (0.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 115 (40.49%) Windows
2 43 (15.14%) Windows 7
3 30 (10.56%) Windows Server
4 20 (7.04%) Windows 8
5 18 (6.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (5.63%) Windows 10
6 16 (5.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (2.82%) Linux
8 7 (2.46%) Apple iOS
9 5 (1.76%) Solaris
9 5 (1.76%) Unix
9 5 (1.76%) Windows XP
10 4 (1.41%) Android
10 4 (1.41%) HPUX
10 4 (1.41%) Mac OS
10 4 (1.41%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (1.41%) Windows Vista
11 3 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.70%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.35%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (18.66%) ITIL
2 44 (15.49%) Project Management
3 31 (10.92%) Change Management
4 30 (10.56%) Information Security
5 22 (7.75%) Incident Management
6 18 (6.34%) Workflow
7 15 (5.28%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (4.23%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (4.23%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (4.23%) E-Commerce
8 12 (4.23%) Service Delivery
8 12 (4.23%) Time Management
9 11 (3.87%) Analytics
9 11 (3.87%) Mathematics
10 10 (3.52%) ERP
10 10 (3.52%) Problem Management
10 10 (3.52%) Programme Management
10 10 (3.52%) Project Planning
11 9 (3.17%) Root Cause Analysis
11 9 (3.17%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 13 (4.58%) SQL
2 7 (2.46%) X++
3 5 (1.76%) C
3 5 (1.76%) R
4 4 (1.41%) Perl
4 4 (1.41%) Shell Script
4 4 (1.41%) VB.NET
5 3 (1.06%) Python
6 1 (0.35%) C#
6 1 (0.35%) C++
6 1 (0.35%) Java
6 1 (0.35%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.35%) MATLAB
6 1 (0.35%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.35%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.35%) VBA
6 1 (0.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (6.69%) Degree
1 19 (6.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (6.34%) Security Cleared
3 14 (4.93%) ITIL Certification
4 11 (3.87%) MCP
4 11 (3.87%) SC Cleared
5 8 (2.82%) MCSE
6 7 (2.46%) A+ Certification
7 6 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.76%) CCNA
8 5 (1.76%) MCSA
9 4 (1.41%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.41%) ISEB
10 3 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (1.06%) CCA
10 3 (1.06%) CCNP
10 3 (1.06%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (1.06%) ISTQB
10 3 (1.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.70%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (9.86%) SLA
2 22 (7.75%) PMO
3 20 (7.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (4.93%) ISO 9001
5 11 (3.87%) QA
6 5 (1.76%) Def Stans
6 5 (1.76%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (1.06%) GDPR
8 3 (1.06%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.70%) FIPS 140-2
10 1 (0.35%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 1 (0.35%) GAMP
10 1 (0.35%) GCP
System Software
1 71 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.87%) XenApp
3 10 (3.52%) vSphere
4 9 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.41%) Samba
6 2 (0.70%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.70%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.35%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.35%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.35%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (3.17%) SCCM
2 4 (1.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.70%) ZENworks
4 1 (0.35%) DameWare
4 1 (0.35%) HP NNM
4 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.35%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.35%) OpenView
4 1 (0.35%) OVSD
Vendors
1 176 (61.97%) Microsoft
2 26 (9.15%) Cisco
3 22 (7.75%) VMware
4 20 (7.04%) Citrix
4 20 (7.04%) HP
5 15 (5.28%) McAfee
6 14 (4.93%) Adobe
6 14 (4.93%) Apple
7 11 (3.87%) Google
8 9 (3.17%) NetApp
9 8 (2.82%) SAP
10 7 (2.46%) Oracle
11 5 (1.76%) ServiceNow
12 4 (1.41%) CA
12 4 (1.41%) Huawei
12 4 (1.41%) PayPal
12 4 (1.41%) Remedy
12 4 (1.41%) Sun
13 3 (1.06%) IFS
13 3 (1.06%) Salesforce.com