Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 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
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 38 25
Rank change year-on-year +9 -13 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 257 235 282
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 5.83% 5.47% 5.73%
As % of the Applications category 54.45% 50.21% 50.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 130 100
East of England median daily rate £273 £300 £186
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.17% +61.29% -14.48%
10th Percentile £122 £125 £117
90th Percentile £494 £453 £438
England median daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 47 106
East of England median hourly rate £13.34 £15.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.07% -9.09% +22.22%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £26.75 £38.75 £19.50
England median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00

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 472 468 557
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 10.72% 10.89% 11.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 244 235
East of England median daily rate £325 £318 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.36% -5.22% +21.82%
10th Percentile £124 £128 £130
90th Percentile £525 £511 £488
England median daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +5.71% - +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 70 148
East of England median hourly rate £14.55 £18.98 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.34% +15.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £10.23 £10.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £35.70 £52.54 £32.88
England median hourly rate £16.93 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +5.81% - +6.67%

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 May 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 21 May 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 21 May 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 +6 98 £193 -14.44% 18
Cambridgeshire +1 73 £475 +58.33% 14
Essex +8 43 £160 -42.86% 15
Bedfordshire -4 25 £160 -53.96% 6
Norfolk +4 14 £300 -7.69% 5
Suffolk -19 4 £240 -40.45% 2
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 21 May 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.

1 169 (65.76%) Microsoft
2 110 (42.80%) Windows
3 73 (28.40%) Microsoft Excel
4 60 (23.35%) ITIL
5 46 (17.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 46 (17.90%) Problem-Solving
6 41 (15.95%) Incident Management
7 40 (15.56%) Active Directory
8 32 (12.45%) Degree
9 30 (11.67%) Service Delivery
9 30 (11.67%) MCP
10 29 (11.28%) Cisco
11 28 (10.89%) Citrix
11 28 (10.89%) Internet
11 28 (10.89%) Mathematics
12 27 (10.51%) Change Management
13 26 (10.12%) Retail
13 26 (10.12%) Project Management
13 26 (10.12%) Self-Motivation
14 24 (9.34%) Finance
14 24 (9.34%) Security Cleared
14 24 (9.34%) Windows 7
15 23 (8.95%) Problem Management
15 23 (8.95%) NetApp
15 23 (8.95%) HP
16 22 (8.56%) SLA
16 22 (8.56%) Office 365
16 22 (8.56%) Windows 10
17 21 (8.17%) SC Cleared
17 21 (8.17%) VPN

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 16 (6.23%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.11%) IBM Notes
3 6 (2.33%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.56%) Apache
4 4 (1.56%) CMS
4 4 (1.56%) IIS
4 4 (1.56%) Skype for Business
4 4 (1.56%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.78%) Confluence
Applications
1 73 (28.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 46 (17.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 20 (7.78%) MS Visio
4 13 (5.06%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (2.72%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (1.95%) Acrobat
7 4 (1.56%) Windchill
8 3 (1.17%) Open Workbench
9 2 (0.78%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.39%) InVision
10 1 (0.39%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (1.95%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (1.56%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.39%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.39%) assyst
4 1 (0.39%) CA PPM
4 1 (0.39%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.39%) Primavera
4 1 (0.39%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.39%) Servitor
4 1 (0.39%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 22 (8.56%) Office 365
2 18 (7.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.17%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 2 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.78%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 1 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 28 (10.89%) Internet
2 21 (8.17%) VPN
3 14 (5.45%) TCP/IP
4 11 (4.28%) VoIP
5 10 (3.89%) DNS
6 6 (2.33%) VLAN
7 5 (1.95%) Firewall
8 4 (1.56%) DHCP
8 4 (1.56%) FTP
8 4 (1.56%) Skype
8 4 (1.56%) WAN
8 4 (1.56%) Wireless
9 3 (1.17%) Broadband
9 3 (1.17%) MPLS
10 2 (0.78%) WebEx
10 2 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.78%) Wireshark
11 1 (0.39%) 4G
11 1 (0.39%) FlexRay
11 1 (0.39%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.06%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (1.56%) MySQL
4 3 (1.17%) Power BI
5 2 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.78%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.39%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.39%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.39%) MS Access
6 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (2.33%) JIRA
2 4 (1.56%) MSI
2 4 (1.56%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (0.78%) WinDbg
5 1 (0.39%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.39%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.39%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.39%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 26 (10.12%) Retail
2 24 (9.34%) Finance
3 18 (7.00%) Military
4 17 (6.61%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.72%) Automotive
6 6 (2.33%) German Language
7 5 (1.95%) French Language
8 4 (1.56%) Aerospace
8 4 (1.56%) Billing
8 4 (1.56%) Law
8 4 (1.56%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.17%) Advertising
9 3 (1.17%) Banking
9 3 (1.17%) Legal
10 2 (0.78%) Back Office
10 2 (0.78%) Mandarin Language
10 2 (0.78%) Marketing
10 2 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.78%) Publishing
10 2 (0.78%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 125 (48.64%) Analyst
2 50 (19.46%) Service Analyst
3 49 (19.07%) Service Desk Analyst
4 38 (14.79%) Support Analyst
5 23 (8.95%) Data Analyst
6 20 (7.78%) 1st Line Support
7 19 (7.39%) Support Engineer
8 18 (7.00%) Desktop Support
9 17 (6.61%) Configuration Analyst
10 15 (5.84%) Developer
11 14 (5.45%) 1st Line Support Analyst
11 14 (5.45%) Configuration Management Analyst
12 13 (5.06%) 2nd Line Support
12 13 (5.06%) IT Support
13 12 (4.67%) Desktop Engineer
14 9 (3.50%) Coordinator
14 9 (3.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 9 (3.50%) IT Analyst
15 8 (3.11%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
15 8 (3.11%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.50%) .NET
2 5 (1.95%) ASP.NET
3 4 (1.56%) REST
4 3 (1.17%) XML
5 2 (0.78%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.78%) COM
5 2 (0.78%) Middleware
5 2 (0.78%) SOAP
5 2 (0.78%) Visualforce
5 2 (0.78%) Web Services
6 1 (0.39%) CSS
6 1 (0.39%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.12%) Self-Motivation
2 19 (7.39%) CMDB
3 18 (7.00%) Management Information System
4 16 (6.23%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.72%) AS400
6 4 (1.56%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.56%) Driving Licence
6 4 (1.56%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.17%) NHS
7 3 (1.17%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.78%) e-Health
8 2 (0.78%) Infotainment
8 2 (0.78%) iPhone
8 2 (0.78%) LIMS
8 2 (0.78%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.78%) PACS
8 2 (0.78%) User Experience
9 1 (0.39%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.39%) Optoelectronics
9 1 (0.39%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 110 (42.80%) Windows
2 24 (9.34%) Windows 7
3 22 (8.56%) Windows 10
4 20 (7.78%) Windows 8
5 19 (7.39%) Windows XP
6 12 (4.67%) Windows Server
7 6 (2.33%) Linux
7 6 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.78%) Android
9 2 (0.78%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.78%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (23.35%) ITIL
2 46 (17.90%) Problem-Solving
3 41 (15.95%) Incident Management
4 30 (11.67%) Service Delivery
5 28 (10.89%) Mathematics
6 27 (10.51%) Change Management
7 26 (10.12%) Project Management
8 23 (8.95%) Problem Management
9 19 (7.39%) Configuration Management
9 19 (7.39%) Programme Management
10 18 (7.00%) Data Management
10 18 (7.00%) PDM
11 17 (6.61%) Customer Requirements
11 17 (6.61%) Information Management
11 17 (6.61%) Process Improvement
12 12 (4.67%) Risk Management
13 11 (4.28%) Data Analysis
13 11 (4.28%) Data Protection
13 11 (4.28%) Service Management
13 11 (4.28%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 19 (7.39%) C
2 18 (7.00%) SQL
3 7 (2.72%) VB.NET
4 5 (1.95%) Java
4 5 (1.95%) JavaScript
4 5 (1.95%) PowerShell
5 4 (1.56%) Python
6 3 (1.17%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.17%) C#
6 3 (1.17%) VB
6 3 (1.17%) VBA
7 2 (0.78%) Apex Code
7 2 (0.78%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.39%) Groovy
8 1 (0.39%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.39%) Perl
8 1 (0.39%) R
8 1 (0.39%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 32 (12.45%) Degree
2 30 (11.67%) MCP
3 24 (9.34%) Security Cleared
4 21 (8.17%) SC Cleared
5 9 (3.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (2.33%) MCSE
7 4 (1.56%) CCNA
7 4 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.56%) HNC
7 4 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.56%) MCSA
7 4 (1.56%) PMP
8 3 (1.17%) A+ Certification
9 2 (0.78%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.39%) CCA
10 1 (0.39%) CISSP
10 1 (0.39%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.39%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.39%) ISEB
10 1 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (8.56%) SLA
2 14 (5.45%) Def Stans
2 14 (5.45%) ISO 9001
3 7 (2.72%) PMO
4 3 (1.17%) GDPR
4 3 (1.17%) QA
5 2 (0.78%) HL7
6 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 40 (15.56%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.17%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.78%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.78%) XenApp
5 1 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (4.28%) OpenView
1 11 (4.28%) OVSD
1 11 (4.28%) SCCM
2 2 (0.78%) HP ALM
2 2 (0.78%) Jamf Pro
2 2 (0.78%) SCOM
3 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.39%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 169 (65.76%) Microsoft
2 29 (11.28%) Cisco
3 28 (10.89%) Citrix
4 23 (8.95%) HP
4 23 (8.95%) NetApp
5 14 (5.45%) Adobe
6 9 (3.50%) Sun
7 8 (3.11%) VMware
8 7 (2.72%) Apple
9 6 (2.33%) Lotus
9 6 (2.33%) SAP
10 5 (1.95%) Oracle
11 4 (1.56%) Altiris
11 4 (1.56%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (1.56%) Tableau
12 3 (1.17%) BMC
12 3 (1.17%) NETGEAR
12 3 (1.17%) Remedy
12 3 (1.17%) Virgin Media