The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office
UK / England
Rank 54 47 34
Rank change year-on-year -7 -13  
Contract jobs citing MS Office 1563 1901 2329
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.74% 3.89% 4.87%
As % of the Applications category 34.99% 35.84% 39.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 884 996 1132
Median daily rate £300 £300 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £138 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £288 £275
% change year-on-year +4.16% +4.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 230 286 370
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.04 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £27.50 £22.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.75 £13.06
% change year-on-year -14.28% +20.64%  

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 England with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 4467 5304 5838
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 10.69% 10.86% 12.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2663 3189 3223
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +1.51% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 449 578
Median hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.51% +6.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.92 £10.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.10 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% +13.79%  

MS Office
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 England

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MS Office in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Office in England

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Office in England over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Office in England

MS Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Office in England

MS Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Office in England over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MS Office in England

MS Office
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 24 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
London -21 599 £320 -1.53% 149
South East +2 386 £313 +4.33% 80
South West +2 128 £253 -6.48% 36
East of England -2 112 £288 +43.75% 49
North West +7 94 £326 +8.50% 44
West Midlands +5 94 £265 -18.46% 28
Yorkshire -6 64 £338 +3.84% 44
East Midlands -5 57 £300 +33.33% 13
North East -10 29 £275 -18.51% 11
Midlands +3 1 £350 +40.00%
South Coast - 1 - -
MS Office
UK

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 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 England region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 1998 (61.50%) Microsoft
2 1468 (45.18%) MS Excel
3 1243 (38.26%) Windows
4 851 (26.19%) Active Directory
5 734 (22.59%) Finance
6 610 (18.78%) Windows 7
7 491 (15.11%) ITIL
8 489 (15.05%) Project Management
9 463 (14.25%) MS PowerPoint
10 424 (13.05%) Analytical Skills
11 420 (12.93%) SharePoint
12 399 (12.28%) Security Cleared
13 379 (11.67%) Office 365
14 338 (10.40%) MS Project
15 329 (10.13%) MS Visio
16 304 (9.36%) Degree
17 298 (9.17%) SQL
18 296 (9.11%) SC Cleared
19 289 (8.90%) Stakeholder Management
20 288 (8.86%) Agile Software Development
21 264 (8.13%) Windows Server
22 262 (8.06%) MS Exchange
23 254 (7.82%) PRINCE2
24 250 (7.69%) Citrix
25 238 (7.33%) Migration
26 235 (7.23%) Windows 10
27 228 (7.02%) PMO
28 218 (6.71%) SQL Server
29 215 (6.62%) Banking
30 198 (6.09%) SLA

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in 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
1 420 (12.93%) SharePoint
2 262 (8.06%) MS Exchange
3 125 (3.85%) Skype for Business
4 113 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2010
5 74 (2.28%) IBM Notes
6 73 (2.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 56 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
8 51 (1.57%) SharePoint Server
9 46 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2013
10 44 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
11 37 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
12 36 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2003
13 33 (1.02%) SAS
14 31 (0.95%) Confluence
15 28 (0.86%) IIS
16 24 (0.74%) Office Communications Server
17 19 (0.58%) CMS
18 13 (0.40%) MS Project Server
19 10 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
20 7 (0.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1468 (45.18%) MS Excel
2 463 (14.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 338 (10.40%) MS Project
4 329 (10.13%) MS Visio
5 50 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
6 25 (0.77%) Photoshop
7 17 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
8 12 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 11 (0.34%) InfoPath
10 7 (0.22%) Open Workbench
11 5 (0.15%) Acrobat
12 4 (0.12%) AutoCAD
13 3 (0.092%) Adobe Captivate
13 3 (0.092%) Adobe Premiere
14 2 (0.062%) Adobe After Effects
14 2 (0.062%) FrameMaker
14 2 (0.062%) InDesign
14 2 (0.062%) Maya
14 2 (0.062%) S-PLUS
14 2 (0.062%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 39 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
3 18 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
4 17 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
5 11 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
6 9 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 8 (0.25%) Eloqua
7 8 (0.25%) Oracle 11i
7 8 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
7 8 (0.25%) WebTrends
8 7 (0.22%) FastStats
8 7 (0.22%) Primavera
9 6 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
9 6 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
9 6 (0.18%) SystmOne
10 5 (0.15%) Eikon
10 5 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
10 5 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
10 5 (0.15%) Oracle TCA
10 5 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 379 (11.67%) Office 365
2 117 (3.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (1.17%) OneDrive
4 25 (0.77%) IaaS
5 19 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
5 19 (0.58%) SaaS
6 17 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
6 17 (0.52%) G Suite
7 16 (0.49%) PaaS
7 16 (0.49%) Yammer
8 13 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (0.34%) Mimecast
10 9 (0.28%) Google Analytics
11 8 (0.25%) Adobe Analytics
12 6 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
13 5 (0.15%) IBM Blueworks
14 4 (0.12%) GitHub
15 3 (0.092%) IBM PureFlex
16 2 (0.062%) iPaaS
16 2 (0.062%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 162 (4.99%) TCP/IP
2 156 (4.80%) LAN
3 145 (4.46%) DNS
4 140 (4.31%) VPN
5 131 (4.03%) WAN
6 116 (3.57%) Internet
7 114 (3.51%) DHCP
8 104 (3.20%) Firewall
9 88 (2.71%) Skype
10 85 (2.62%) Wireless
11 69 (2.12%) VoIP
12 55 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
13 45 (1.39%) SAN
14 33 (1.02%) Network Security
15 31 (0.95%) Cisco IOS
16 29 (0.89%) Intranet
17 27 (0.83%) 3G
17 27 (0.83%) Remote Desktop
18 26 (0.80%) NAS
19 23 (0.71%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 218 (6.71%) SQL Server
2 59 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 47 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 43 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
4 43 (1.32%) MS Access
4 43 (1.32%) Relational Database
5 39 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 38 (1.17%) GIS
7 36 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
8 30 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
9 24 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
10 23 (0.71%) Big Data
11 21 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 20 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
13 18 (0.55%) Hadoop
14 17 (0.52%) Data Mining
14 17 (0.52%) Oracle Database
14 17 (0.52%) Power BI
15 14 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
16 13 (0.40%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 101 (3.11%) JIRA
2 39 (1.20%) Visual Studio
3 24 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (0.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 8 (0.25%) Eclipse
5 8 (0.25%) Selenium
6 7 (0.22%) Jenkins
7 6 (0.18%) Dreamweaver
7 6 (0.18%) MSI
7 6 (0.18%) Oracle Forms
7 6 (0.18%) SoapUI
7 6 (0.18%) TeamCity
7 6 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 5 (0.15%) Bitbucket
8 5 (0.15%) Git (software)
8 5 (0.15%) Subversion
9 4 (0.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (0.12%) Mercurial
9 4 (0.12%) Talend Open Studio
9 4 (0.12%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 734 (22.59%) Finance
2 215 (6.62%) Banking
3 159 (4.89%) Legal
3 159 (4.89%) Telecoms
4 127 (3.91%) Retail
5 113 (3.48%) Law
6 84 (2.59%) Marketing
7 71 (2.19%) Advertising
8 54 (1.66%) Manufacturing
9 52 (1.60%) Publishing
10 40 (1.23%) Investment Banking
11 26 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
12 24 (0.74%) Retail Banking
13 21 (0.65%) Financial Institution
14 19 (0.58%) Electronics
14 19 (0.58%) Front Office
15 16 (0.49%) Back Office
15 16 (0.49%) French Language
15 16 (0.49%) Local Government
16 14 (0.43%) Billing
Job Titles
1 999 (30.75%) Analyst
2 306 (9.42%) Support Engineer
3 288 (8.86%) Service Analyst
4 269 (8.28%) Support Analyst
5 261 (8.03%) Service Desk Analyst
6 218 (6.71%) 2nd Line Support
7 204 (6.28%) Project Manager
8 187 (5.76%) Desktop Support
9 173 (5.32%) IT Support
10 161 (4.96%) Business Analyst
11 154 (4.74%) Administrator
12 149 (4.59%) 1st Line Support
13 140 (4.31%) Developer
14 135 (4.16%) IT Analyst
15 119 (3.66%) Desktop Engineer
16 114 (3.51%) 1st/2nd Line Support
17 104 (3.20%) Architect
18 101 (3.11%) Help Desk Support
19 97 (2.99%) Service Desk Support
20 96 (2.95%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (3.20%) .NET
2 63 (1.94%) HTML
3 47 (1.45%) XML
4 33 (1.02%) CSS
5 32 (0.98%) Web Services
6 22 (0.68%) ASP.NET
7 20 (0.62%) HTML5
8 18 (0.55%) .NET Framework
9 17 (0.52%) COM
10 11 (0.34%) jQuery
11 10 (0.31%) AngularJS
11 10 (0.31%) Oracle Fusion
12 9 (0.28%) 802.1X
12 9 (0.28%) RESTful
12 9 (0.28%) WPF
13 7 (0.22%) Hibernate
13 7 (0.22%) SOAP
14 6 (0.18%) Mason
14 6 (0.18%) Software Packaging
14 6 (0.18%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 424 (13.05%) Analytical Skills
2 184 (5.66%) Blackberry
3 140 (4.31%) Management Information System
4 86 (2.65%) Data Centre
5 67 (2.06%) Smartphone
6 63 (1.94%) Driving Licence
7 58 (1.79%) iPad
7 58 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
8 56 (1.72%) User Experience
9 51 (1.57%) Computer Science
10 41 (1.26%) iPhone
11 38 (1.17%) Fat Client
11 38 (1.17%) Thin Client
12 36 (1.11%) NHS
13 28 (0.86%) e-Learning
14 21 (0.65%) FMCG
14 21 (0.65%) IVR
14 21 (0.65%) PMI
15 18 (0.55%) Data Structures
15 18 (0.55%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 1243 (38.26%) Windows
2 610 (18.78%) Windows 7
3 264 (8.13%) Windows Server
4 235 (7.23%) Windows 10
5 178 (5.48%) Windows XP
6 175 (5.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 154 (4.74%) Windows 8
8 120 (3.69%) Windows Server 2012
9 102 (3.14%) Android
10 97 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
11 80 (2.46%) Apple iOS
12 72 (2.22%) Linux
13 64 (1.97%) Unix
14 53 (1.63%) Mac OS X
15 52 (1.60%) Mac OS
16 27 (0.83%) Windows Vista
17 15 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 14 (0.43%) Solaris
19 12 (0.37%) HPUX
20 10 (0.31%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 491 (15.11%) ITIL
2 489 (15.05%) Project Management
3 289 (8.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 288 (8.86%) Agile Software Development
5 254 (7.82%) PRINCE2
6 238 (7.33%) Migration
7 190 (5.85%) Change Management
8 154 (4.74%) Incident Management
9 153 (4.71%) Service Management
10 141 (4.34%) Programme Management
11 137 (4.22%) Time Management
12 133 (4.09%) Project Planning
13 126 (3.88%) CRM
14 122 (3.76%) Business Intelligence
15 117 (3.60%) Data Analysis
16 110 (3.39%) Business Analysis
17 103 (3.17%) Risk Management
18 98 (3.02%) Service Delivery
19 93 (2.86%) ITSM
20 92 (2.83%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 298 (9.17%) SQL
2 84 (2.59%) C
3 74 (2.28%) VBA
4 72 (2.22%) C#
5 70 (2.15%) PowerShell
6 62 (1.91%) Java
7 46 (1.42%) JavaScript
8 29 (0.89%) T-SQL
9 23 (0.71%) VB
10 22 (0.68%) R
11 21 (0.65%) C++
11 21 (0.65%) Shell Script
12 19 (0.58%) PL/SQL
13 13 (0.40%) PHP
14 12 (0.37%) VBScript
15 11 (0.34%) Perl
16 10 (0.31%) MATLAB
16 10 (0.31%) Python
17 9 (0.28%) VB.NET
18 5 (0.15%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 399 (12.28%) Security Cleared
2 304 (9.36%) Degree
3 296 (9.11%) SC Cleared
4 132 (4.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 86 (2.65%) DV Cleared
6 78 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
7 70 (2.15%) MCSE
8 56 (1.72%) MCP
9 46 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 44 (1.35%) PMP
11 41 (1.26%) ISEB
12 34 (1.05%) MCSA
12 34 (1.05%) PMI Certification
13 33 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 32 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
15 28 (0.86%) DBS Check
16 25 (0.77%) APMP
17 19 (0.58%) CCNA
18 18 (0.55%) HND
19 17 (0.52%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 228 (7.02%) PMO
2 198 (6.09%) SLA
3 78 (2.40%) QA
4 37 (1.14%) Data Quality
5 21 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 20 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 14 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
8 10 (0.31%) MiFID
9 9 (0.28%) P3O
9 9 (0.28%) PCI DSS
10 8 (0.25%) COBIT
11 7 (0.22%) ISO 9001
12 6 (0.18%) Def Stans
12 6 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 5 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
13 5 (0.15%) GDPR
13 5 (0.15%) PMBOK
14 4 (0.12%) Basel III
14 4 (0.12%) IEC 61508
14 4 (0.12%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 851 (26.19%) Active Directory
2 129 (3.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (1.79%) XenApp
4 50 (1.54%) Hyper-V
5 38 (1.17%) XenDesktop
6 34 (1.05%) VMware ESX
7 32 (0.98%) Virtual Desktop
8 29 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
8 29 (0.89%) vSphere
9 22 (0.68%) BitLocker
10 18 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
11 15 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
12 9 (0.28%) Terminal Services
12 9 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
13 8 (0.25%) Samba
14 7 (0.22%) Docker
15 6 (0.18%) ISA Server
16 5 (0.15%) Forefront TMG
16 5 (0.15%) NDS
16 5 (0.15%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 181 (5.57%) SCCM
2 28 (0.86%) Microsoft Intune
3 27 (0.83%) SCOM
4 23 (0.71%) AirWatch
5 19 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
6 18 (0.55%) Backup Exec
7 17 (0.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 17 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 14 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
8 14 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
9 13 (0.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 12 (0.37%) NetBackup
11 11 (0.34%) Nagios
12 9 (0.28%) Microsoft Clustering
13 8 (0.25%) SCOrch
13 8 (0.25%) WSUS
14 7 (0.22%) MIMEsweeper
14 7 (0.22%) Puppet
15 6 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
15 6 (0.18%) Netcool
Vendors
1 1998 (61.50%) Microsoft
2 250 (7.69%) Citrix
3 194 (5.97%) Cisco
3 194 (5.97%) VMware
4 153 (4.71%) HP
5 152 (4.68%) Oracle
6 132 (4.06%) Apple
7 120 (3.69%) SAP
8 76 (2.34%) Remedy
9 74 (2.28%) Lotus
10 70 (2.15%) Dell
11 62 (1.91%) Adobe
12 53 (1.63%) Symantec
13 46 (1.42%) ServiceNow
14 39 (1.20%) Google
15 38 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
16 36 (1.11%) Bloomberg
17 33 (1.02%) LANDesk
18 29 (0.89%) Reuters
19 28 (0.86%) IBM
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £11.17 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
AMS contingency
Posted: 1 hour ago
Cambridgeshire
Pure Resourcing Solutions
Rate: £10 - £15 per hour
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
West Drayton, Middlesex
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £120 - £130 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Ebury
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Hampshire
Montash
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East Anglia
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £120 - £180 per day
Posted: 23 minutes ago
London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £80 - £120 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: 43 minutes ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Computer People
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day + experience dependant
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Brentwood, Essex
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £120 - £125 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £14 - £22 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £120 - £150 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Plan-net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
North West London
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Venturi
Rate: £14 - £17 per hour + likelihood of extension
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £100 - £120 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Plan-net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Oscar
Rate: £70 - £120 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Eames Consulting
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Petersfield, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £90 - £100 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cannock, Staffordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £285 - £315 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £360.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday