Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 39 24
Rank change year-on-year +10 -15 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 304 284 291
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 5.92% 5.48% 5.98%
As % of the Applications category 56.09% 53.99% 52.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 132 118
East of England median daily rate £236 £300 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.32% +20.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £112 £120 £119
90th Percentile £500 £488 £438
England median daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 63 99
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -9.09% +13.79%
10th Percentile £11.65 £10.66 £9.85
90th Percentile £19.35 £27.35 £32.40
England median hourly rate £15.30 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +9.29% -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 542 526 552
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 10.55% 10.15% 11.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 254 253
East of England median daily rate £338 £325 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.85% +4.00% +0.81%
10th Percentile £122 £125 £132
90th Percentile £515 £529 £475
England median daily rate £375 £353 £340
% change year-on-year +6.38% +3.68% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 79 136
East of England median hourly rate £16.25 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.56% -3.03% +11.86%
10th Percentile £10.46 £10.36 £10.40
90th Percentile £28.13 £30.81 £48.13
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.55 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.89% -5.76% +6.45%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 14 November 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 -4 97 £205 -28.85% 21
Cambridgeshire +9 78 £338 +42.11% 20
Essex +13 76 £400 +33.33% 15
Bedfordshire +1 25 £183 -2.67% 14
Suffolk -21 15 £275 -16.86% 4
Norfolk +17 12 £130 -62.86% 4
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 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.

1 181 (59.54%) Microsoft
2 162 (53.29%) Windows
3 90 (29.61%) Active Directory
4 76 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
5 60 (19.74%) Office 365
6 48 (15.79%) Windows 7
7 45 (14.80%) ITIL
8 40 (13.16%) Windows 10
9 39 (12.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 38 (12.50%) Incident Management
10 38 (12.50%) Security Cleared
11 35 (11.51%) Project Management
12 32 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
13 31 (10.20%) SCCM
14 30 (9.87%) SC Cleared
15 28 (9.21%) Finance
16 27 (8.88%) Microsoft Project
16 27 (8.88%) Agile Software Development
17 26 (8.55%) MS Visio
17 26 (8.55%) SLA
18 25 (8.22%) PRINCE2
18 25 (8.22%) Problem-Solving
19 24 (7.89%) Citrix
19 24 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
20 23 (7.57%) Windows XP
21 22 (7.24%) VPN
21 22 (7.24%) Service Delivery
21 22 (7.24%) Windows Server
22 21 (6.91%) Software Deployment
23 20 (6.58%) Apple

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 11 (3.62%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.96%) MS Exchange
3 8 (2.63%) CMS
4 7 (2.30%) Skype for Business
5 5 (1.64%) IBM Domino
6 4 (1.32%) IBM Notes
6 4 (1.32%) SAS
7 3 (0.99%) IBM Connections
8 2 (0.66%) Confluence
9 1 (0.33%) Apache
9 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.33%) GroupWise
9 1 (0.33%) JBoss
9 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 76 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 39 (12.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 27 (8.88%) Microsoft Project
4 26 (8.55%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.32%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.66%) RoboHelp
6 2 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.33%) CATIA
7 1 (0.33%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 3 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.66%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.33%) assyst
3 1 (0.33%) BigMachines
3 1 (0.33%) Lorenzo
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.33%) SystmOne
3 1 (0.33%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.33%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 60 (19.74%) Office 365
2 15 (4.93%) OneDrive
3 10 (3.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (2.63%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (1.32%) G Suite
6 2 (0.66%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 2 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.66%) IaaS
6 2 (0.66%) PaaS
6 2 (0.66%) SaaS
7 1 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.33%) GitHub
7 1 (0.33%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.33%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 22 (7.24%) VPN
2 13 (4.28%) Internet
2 13 (4.28%) WAN
3 12 (3.95%) LAN
4 11 (3.62%) Skype
4 11 (3.62%) Wireless
5 10 (3.29%) Firewall
6 9 (2.96%) TCP/IP
7 8 (2.63%) VoIP
8 5 (1.64%) DNS
9 4 (1.32%) DHCP
9 4 (1.32%) SSL
9 4 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.66%) 3G
10 2 (0.66%) DCCP
10 2 (0.66%) FTP
10 2 (0.66%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (0.66%) Network Security
10 2 (0.66%) VLAN
10 2 (0.66%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.97%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (1.64%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.32%) DTS
3 4 (1.32%) Oracle Discoverer
3 4 (1.32%) Power BI
4 3 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.66%) Electronic Patient Records
5 2 (0.66%) MySQL
6 1 (0.33%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.33%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.33%) DB2
6 1 (0.33%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.33%) Ingres
6 1 (0.33%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.33%) MS Access
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (1.97%) JIRA
2 5 (1.64%) GitLab
2 5 (1.64%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.99%) JMeter
4 2 (0.66%) eggPlant
4 2 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.66%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.33%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.33%) Hudson
5 1 (0.33%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.33%) Maven
5 1 (0.33%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.33%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.33%) Selenium
5 1 (0.33%) Subversion
5 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 28 (9.21%) Finance
2 16 (5.26%) Marketing
3 13 (4.28%) Manufacturing
4 10 (3.29%) Retail
5 8 (2.63%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.32%) Billing
6 4 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.99%) Mandarin Language
7 3 (0.99%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.66%) Automotive
8 2 (0.66%) Law
8 2 (0.66%) Legal
9 1 (0.33%) Advertising
9 1 (0.33%) Electronics
9 1 (0.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 125 (41.12%) Analyst
2 47 (15.46%) Service Analyst
3 41 (13.49%) Service Desk Analyst
4 37 (12.17%) Desktop Support
5 35 (11.51%) Support Analyst
6 29 (9.54%) Support Engineer
7 24 (7.89%) Project Manager
8 23 (7.57%) 2nd Line Support
8 23 (7.57%) IT Support
9 18 (5.92%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 18 (5.92%) Desktop Engineer
10 16 (5.26%) Help Desk Analyst
11 15 (4.93%) Business Analyst
11 15 (4.93%) IT Analyst
12 13 (4.28%) 1st Line Support
12 13 (4.28%) Administrator
13 12 (3.95%) Help Desk Support
13 12 (3.95%) IT Support Analyst
14 10 (3.29%) Author
14 10 (3.29%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.32%) HTML
1 4 (1.32%) XML
2 3 (0.99%) COM
2 3 (0.99%) CSS
3 2 (0.66%) .NET
3 2 (0.66%) Middleware
4 1 (0.33%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.33%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.33%) EDI
4 1 (0.33%) EDIFACT
4 1 (0.33%) EJB
4 1 (0.33%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.33%) IDoc
4 1 (0.33%) Java EE
4 1 (0.33%) JSP
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.33%) Spring
4 1 (0.33%) Spring MVC
4 1 (0.33%) Struts
4 1 (0.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 32 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.59%) Management Information System
3 13 (4.28%) NHS
4 10 (3.29%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (3.29%) User Experience
5 6 (1.97%) CMDB
5 6 (1.97%) Driving Licence
6 4 (1.32%) Equities
7 3 (0.99%) AS400
7 3 (0.99%) Blackberry
7 3 (0.99%) Mobile App
7 3 (0.99%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (0.99%) Social Media
8 2 (0.66%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.66%) SCADA
8 2 (0.66%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.33%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.33%) NPfIT
9 1 (0.33%) Smartcard
9 1 (0.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 162 (53.29%) Windows
2 48 (15.79%) Windows 7
3 40 (13.16%) Windows 10
4 23 (7.57%) Windows XP
5 22 (7.24%) Windows Server
6 19 (6.25%) Mac OS
7 16 (5.26%) Apple iOS
8 13 (4.28%) Windows 8
9 11 (3.62%) Linux
10 7 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (1.97%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.66%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.33%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (14.80%) ITIL
2 38 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 35 (11.51%) Project Management
4 27 (8.88%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (8.22%) PRINCE2
5 25 (8.22%) Problem-Solving
6 24 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 22 (7.24%) Service Delivery
8 21 (6.91%) Software Deployment
9 16 (5.26%) Asset Management
9 16 (5.26%) ITSM
10 14 (4.61%) SDLC
11 13 (4.28%) Data Analysis
11 13 (4.28%) Mathematics
11 13 (4.28%) Service Management
12 12 (3.95%) Continuous Improvement
12 12 (3.95%) Systems Analysis
13 11 (3.62%) Business Analysis
13 11 (3.62%) Change Control
13 11 (3.62%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 15 (4.93%) SQL
2 8 (2.63%) C
3 7 (2.30%) VB
4 6 (1.97%) PowerShell
5 5 (1.64%) Bash Shell
5 5 (1.64%) Java
6 4 (1.32%) PL/SQL
6 4 (1.32%) VBA
7 3 (0.99%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.33%) C#
8 1 (0.33%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.33%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.33%) VBScript
8 1 (0.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 38 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 30 (9.87%) SC Cleared
3 18 (5.92%) Degree
4 10 (3.29%) MCP
5 9 (2.96%) A+ Certification
6 6 (1.97%) CCNA
6 6 (1.97%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (1.97%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.32%) ISEB
7 4 (1.32%) PMP
8 3 (0.99%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.99%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.66%) CISM
9 2 (0.66%) CISSP
9 2 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.33%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.33%) OCP
10 1 (0.33%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (8.55%) SLA
2 10 (3.29%) PMO
3 9 (2.96%) QA
4 5 (1.64%) ISO 9001
5 4 (1.32%) Def Stans
6 3 (0.99%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.66%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.66%) GDPR
8 1 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.33%) IFRS
8 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.33%) PMBOK
System Software
1 90 (29.61%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.64%) Hyper-V
2 5 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.99%) XenApp
4 1 (0.33%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.33%) Docker
4 1 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 31 (10.20%) SCCM
2 17 (5.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 9 (2.96%) OpenView
3 9 (2.96%) OVSD
4 6 (1.97%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (1.64%) Ansible
5 5 (1.64%) Terraform
6 2 (0.66%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.66%) HP ALM
6 2 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.66%) Jamf Pro
6 2 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.66%) SCOM
7 1 (0.33%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.33%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.33%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.33%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 181 (59.54%) Microsoft
2 24 (7.89%) Citrix
3 20 (6.58%) Apple
4 18 (5.92%) HP
5 14 (4.61%) ServiceNow
6 13 (4.28%) Cisco
7 11 (3.62%) Oracle
8 10 (3.29%) VMware
9 9 (2.96%) NetApp
10 8 (2.63%) Google
11 7 (2.30%) Adobe
11 7 (2.30%) SAP
12 6 (1.97%) Altiris
13 5 (1.64%) IBM
14 4 (1.32%) Dell
14 4 (1.32%) Remedy
14 4 (1.32%) Symantec
15 3 (0.99%) BMC
15 3 (0.99%) Lotus
15 3 (0.99%) Sophos