The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for MS Office skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 27 March 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
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 30 32
Rank change year-on-year -7 +2  
Contract jobs citing MS Office 110 133 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 5.18% 5.41% 5.14%
As % of the Applications category 38.73% 39.58% 39.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 47 47
Median daily rate £274 £200 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.87% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £125 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £422 £374
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £289 £275
% change year-on-year +3.80% +5.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 45 45
Median hourly rate £13.50 £16.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.18% +22.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.75 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.59 £19.00 £26.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.88 £13.10
% change year-on-year -14.96% +21.20%  

MS Office is in the software application skills category. The next 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.

Contract Software Application Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 284 336 344
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 13.38% 13.66% 12.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 156 156
Median daily rate £300 £360 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +30.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £170 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £489 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +2.27% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 74 74
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.25 £30.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +13.79%  

MS Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing MS Office as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for MS Office in the East of England

MS 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 MS Office in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Office in the East of England

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Office in the East of England over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Office in the East of England

MS Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Office in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Office in the East of England

MS Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Office in the East of England over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MS Office in the East of England

MS 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 MS Office within the East of England region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +5 39 £238 -26.92% 15
Cambridgeshire +14 31 £141 -31.92% 13
Essex -25 19 £230 +27.77% 5
Bedfordshire +1 12 £399 +219.00% 4
Suffolk +2 6 £425 +21.42% 7
Norfolk -1 6 £325 +96.96% 8
East Anglia +5 1 - - 1
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS 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 MS Office.

1 151 (70.56%) Microsoft
2 113 (52.80%) MS Excel
3 76 (35.51%) Windows
4 73 (34.11%) Active Directory
5 45 (21.03%) Windows 7
6 35 (16.36%) ITIL
7 34 (15.89%) MS PowerPoint
8 27 (12.62%) Project Management
8 27 (12.62%) Finance
9 25 (11.68%) Office 365
10 24 (11.21%) CRM
11 22 (10.28%) MS Visio
11 22 (10.28%) SLA
12 21 (9.81%) Windows 8
12 21 (9.81%) Degree
13 19 (8.88%) Stakeholder Management
13 19 (8.88%) Security Cleared
13 19 (8.88%) Analytical Skills
14 18 (8.41%) Citrix
15 17 (7.94%) SharePoint
16 16 (7.48%) Internet
17 15 (7.01%) Agile Software Development
17 15 (7.01%) Apple
17 15 (7.01%) Incident Management
17 15 (7.01%) Windows Server
18 14 (6.54%) SCCM
18 14 (6.54%) Migration
19 13 (6.07%) Legal
19 13 (6.07%) Driving Licence
20 12 (5.61%) Windows Server 2008

MS 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 17 (7.94%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.21%) MS Exchange
3 6 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (2.34%) MS Project Server
5 3 (1.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.93%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.93%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.47%) GroupWise
7 1 (0.47%) IIS
7 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 113 (52.80%) MS Excel
2 34 (15.89%) MS PowerPoint
3 22 (10.28%) MS Visio
4 10 (4.67%) MS Project
5 5 (2.34%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (1.40%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.93%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.93%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.47%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.47%) InVision
Business Applications
1 7 (3.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.80%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (1.40%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (1.40%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.93%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.47%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.47%) Summit
5 1 (0.47%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 25 (11.68%) Office 365
2 5 (2.34%) OneDrive
3 4 (1.87%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (1.87%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.47%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.47%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.48%) Internet
2 12 (5.61%) LAN
3 11 (5.14%) DHCP
3 11 (5.14%) DNS
4 9 (4.21%) VPN
5 8 (3.74%) WAN
6 7 (3.27%) Firewall
6 7 (3.27%) VoIP
7 6 (2.80%) Ethernet
8 5 (2.34%) WLAN
9 4 (1.87%) DWDM
9 4 (1.87%) WebEx
9 4 (1.87%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (1.87%) Wireless
10 3 (1.40%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (1.40%) TCP/IP
11 2 (0.93%) 2G
11 2 (0.93%) ADSL
11 2 (0.93%) LDAP
11 2 (0.93%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.40%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (1.40%) GIS
3 2 (0.93%) Big Data
3 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (0.47%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.47%) DataStage
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (1.87%) JIRA
2 2 (0.93%) MSI
3 1 (0.47%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.47%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 27 (12.62%) Finance
2 13 (6.07%) Legal
3 10 (4.67%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.27%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.80%) Advertising
5 6 (2.80%) Marketing
6 5 (2.34%) Retail
7 4 (1.87%) Publishing
8 3 (1.40%) Automotive
8 3 (1.40%) Law
9 2 (0.93%) Banking
9 2 (0.93%) French Language
9 2 (0.93%) German Language
10 1 (0.47%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.47%) Back Office
10 1 (0.47%) Electronics
10 1 (0.47%) Front Office
10 1 (0.47%) Local Government
10 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 73 (34.11%) Analyst
2 22 (10.28%) Support Analyst
3 20 (9.35%) Service Analyst
4 19 (8.88%) Help Desk Analyst
4 19 (8.88%) Service Desk Analyst
5 18 (8.41%) Support Engineer
6 16 (7.48%) 2nd Line Support
7 15 (7.01%) Administrator
8 14 (6.54%) IT Analyst
8 14 (6.54%) IT Support
9 13 (6.07%) Help Desk Support
10 11 (5.14%) Help Desk Support Analyst
11 9 (4.21%) Business Analyst
11 9 (4.21%) Desktop Support
11 9 (4.21%) IT Engineer
11 9 (4.21%) Support Specialist
12 8 (3.74%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 8 (3.74%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 8 (3.74%) Designer
12 8 (3.74%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.87%) .NET
1 4 (1.87%) HTML
2 3 (1.40%) AngularJS
2 3 (1.40%) RESTful
3 1 (0.47%) Ajax
3 1 (0.47%) COM
3 1 (0.47%) J2EE
3 1 (0.47%) JSON
3 1 (0.47%) SAP CAF
3 1 (0.47%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.88%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.07%) Driving Licence
3 8 (3.74%) NHS
4 7 (3.27%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.27%) Smartphone
5 6 (2.80%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.34%) e-Learning
7 4 (1.87%) iPad
7 4 (1.87%) iPhone
7 4 (1.87%) Video Editing
8 3 (1.40%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.40%) HTC Vive
8 3 (1.40%) Life Science
8 3 (1.40%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.40%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.93%) CMDB
9 2 (0.93%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.93%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.93%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 76 (35.51%) Windows
2 45 (21.03%) Windows 7
3 21 (9.81%) Windows 8
4 15 (7.01%) Windows Server
5 12 (5.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (4.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (3.74%) Windows 10
7 8 (3.74%) Windows XP
8 6 (2.80%) Linux
9 5 (2.34%) Android
10 4 (1.87%) Unix
10 4 (1.87%) Windows Vista
11 3 (1.40%) Mac OS
11 3 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.93%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.47%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (16.36%) ITIL
2 27 (12.62%) Project Management
3 24 (11.21%) CRM
4 19 (8.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (7.01%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (7.01%) Incident Management
6 14 (6.54%) Migration
7 12 (5.61%) PRINCE2
8 11 (5.14%) ITSM
9 10 (4.67%) Problem Management
9 10 (4.67%) Service Management
10 9 (4.21%) Data Analysis
10 9 (4.21%) E-Commerce
11 8 (3.74%) Change Management
11 8 (3.74%) SDLC
11 8 (3.74%) Service Delivery
11 8 (3.74%) Supplier Management
12 7 (3.27%) Programme Management
12 7 (3.27%) TDD
13 6 (2.80%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.21%) SQL
2 7 (3.27%) Java
3 6 (2.80%) PHP
3 6 (2.80%) PowerShell
4 5 (2.34%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.87%) C#
6 3 (1.40%) MATLAB
6 3 (1.40%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.40%) VBA
7 2 (0.93%) C
7 2 (0.93%) MapBasic
7 2 (0.93%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.93%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (9.81%) Degree
2 19 (8.88%) Security Cleared
3 11 (5.14%) SC Cleared
4 7 (3.27%) CCNA
4 7 (3.27%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.34%) A+ Certification
5 5 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.87%) PMP
6 4 (1.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (1.40%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.40%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.40%) MCP
7 3 (1.40%) MCSE
7 3 (1.40%) MOS
7 3 (1.40%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.93%) CCA
8 2 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.93%) MCSA
8 2 (0.93%) Postgraduate
8 2 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (10.28%) SLA
2 9 (4.21%) PMO
3 5 (2.34%) QA
4 3 (1.40%) ISO 9000
5 2 (0.93%) Def Stans
5 2 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.93%) ISO27002
System Software
1 73 (34.11%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.40%) Hyper-V
2 3 (1.40%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (0.93%) Firmware
3 2 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.93%) NFS
3 2 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (0.93%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.93%) XenApp
4 1 (0.47%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 1 (0.47%) NDS
4 1 (0.47%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.47%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.47%) vSphere
4 1 (0.47%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.47%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (6.54%) SCCM
2 4 (1.87%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (0.93%) BladeLogic
3 2 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.47%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.47%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.47%) DameWare
4 1 (0.47%) EMC Navisphere
4 1 (0.47%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (0.47%) Simpana
Vendors
1 151 (70.56%) Microsoft
2 18 (8.41%) Citrix
3 15 (7.01%) Apple
4 10 (4.67%) Cisco
5 9 (4.21%) Oracle
5 9 (4.21%) Remedy
6 8 (3.74%) Adobe
6 8 (3.74%) VMware
7 6 (2.80%) HP
7 6 (2.80%) Huawei
8 4 (1.87%) BMC
8 4 (1.87%) Ciena
8 4 (1.87%) Dell
8 4 (1.87%) MobileIron
8 4 (1.87%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.40%) CA Agile Central
9 3 (1.40%) Google
9 3 (1.40%) SAP
9 3 (1.40%) Xamarin
10 2 (0.93%) Brocade
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