The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 28 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
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 29 28
Rank change year-on-year +11 -1  
Contract jobs citing MS Office 39 36 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 6.61% 5.24% 5.79%
As % of the Applications category 40.21% 36.36% 48.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 10
Median daily rate £238 £325 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.92% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £153 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £450 £373
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £288 £275
% change year-on-year +4.34% +4.54%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 13
Median hourly rate £11.00 £13.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.38% -3.70%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.63 £13.06
% change year-on-year -13.60% +19.68%  

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 97 99 85
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 16.44% 14.41% 12.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 30 35
Median daily rate £225 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.35% +4.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £185 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +2.27% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 26 18
Median hourly rate £33.00 £14.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +127.58% +7.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.00 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.60 £47.55 £26.30
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 Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Office in Hertfordshire

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Office in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Office in Hertfordshire

MS Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Office in Hertfordshire

MS Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Office in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MS Office in Hertfordshire

MS Office
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 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
Watford +4 8 £175 -12.50% 4
Hatfield -7 7 £350 -
St Albans - 6 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 4 £163 - 2
Rickmansworth +1 3 £225 +33.33% 1
Stevenage +1 3 £425 +15.64%
Welwyn Garden City -7 3 £500 -
Welwyn - 1 £250 - 1
MS Office
East of England

MS Office
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 57 (73.08%) Microsoft
2 41 (52.56%) MS Excel
3 19 (24.36%) Windows
3 19 (24.36%) Active Directory
4 18 (23.08%) ITIL
5 17 (21.79%) Finance
6 14 (17.95%) Office 365
7 12 (15.38%) Windows 7
7 12 (15.38%) CRM
8 11 (14.10%) Security Cleared
9 10 (12.82%) SLA
10 9 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (11.54%) Windows 8
11 8 (10.26%) MS Visio
11 8 (10.26%) SharePoint
11 8 (10.26%) E-Commerce
11 8 (10.26%) SC Cleared
11 8 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (10.26%) Degree
12 7 (8.97%) MS PowerPoint
12 7 (8.97%) Internet
12 7 (8.97%) Service Management
12 7 (8.97%) ITSM
12 7 (8.97%) Project Management
12 7 (8.97%) Driving Licence
13 6 (7.69%) Payment Gateway
13 6 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (7.69%) Migration
13 6 (7.69%) Legal
13 6 (7.69%) PRINCE2

MS Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 8 (10.26%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (2.56%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.28%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.28%) MS Project Server
4 1 (1.28%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 41 (52.56%) MS Excel
2 8 (10.26%) MS Visio
3 7 (8.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (3.85%) MS Project
5 2 (2.56%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (1.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 6 (7.69%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (5.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.28%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.28%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 14 (17.95%) Office 365
2 5 (6.41%) OneDrive
3 4 (5.13%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.28%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (1.28%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.97%) Internet
2 3 (3.85%) DHCP
2 3 (3.85%) DNS
2 3 (3.85%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (2.56%) 2G
3 2 (2.56%) 4G
3 2 (2.56%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (2.56%) Ethernet
3 2 (2.56%) FCoE
3 2 (2.56%) iSCSI
3 2 (2.56%) LAN
3 2 (2.56%) NetScaler
3 2 (2.56%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (2.56%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.56%) WAN
3 2 (2.56%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.28%) Firewall
4 1 (1.28%) SAN
4 1 (1.28%) Skype
4 1 (1.28%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.41%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.85%) GIS
3 2 (2.56%) Big Data
3 2 (2.56%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.28%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (1.28%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (2.56%) MSI
2 1 (1.28%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (1.28%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (21.79%) Finance
2 6 (7.69%) Legal
3 4 (5.13%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.85%) Marketing
4 3 (3.85%) Retail
5 2 (2.56%) Advertising
5 2 (2.56%) Banking
5 2 (2.56%) French Language
5 2 (2.56%) German Language
6 1 (1.28%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 22 (28.21%) Analyst
2 7 (8.97%) Administrator
2 7 (8.97%) Help Desk Analyst
2 7 (8.97%) IT Analyst
2 7 (8.97%) Support Engineer
3 6 (7.69%) Designer
3 6 (7.69%) Service Analyst
3 6 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (6.41%) Desktop Team Leader
4 5 (6.41%) Team Leader
5 4 (5.13%) Business Analyst
5 4 (5.13%) Project Analyst
6 3 (3.85%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (3.85%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 3 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (3.85%) Desktop Support
6 3 (3.85%) E-Commerce Analyst
6 3 (3.85%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
6 3 (3.85%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.13%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.97%) Driving Licence
2 5 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.13%) e-Learning
3 4 (5.13%) Video Editing
4 3 (3.85%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.56%) Credit Risk
5 2 (2.56%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.28%) CMDB
6 1 (1.28%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.28%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.28%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.28%) NHS
6 1 (1.28%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.28%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.28%) User Experience
6 1 (1.28%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 19 (24.36%) Windows
2 12 (15.38%) Windows 7
3 9 (11.54%) Windows 8
4 8 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (6.41%) Android
6 5 (6.41%) Windows Server
7 3 (3.85%) Windows 10
7 3 (3.85%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.56%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.56%) Linux
8 2 (2.56%) Unix
8 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.56%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.28%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (23.08%) ITIL
2 12 (15.38%) CRM
3 9 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (10.26%) E-Commerce
5 7 (8.97%) ITSM
5 7 (8.97%) Project Management
5 7 (8.97%) Service Management
6 6 (7.69%) Migration
6 6 (7.69%) PRINCE2
6 6 (7.69%) Problem Management
7 5 (6.41%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (6.41%) People Management
7 5 (6.41%) SDLC
8 4 (5.13%) Analytics
8 4 (5.13%) Identity Management
8 4 (5.13%) Incident Management
8 4 (5.13%) Mobile Device Management
8 4 (5.13%) Service Delivery
9 3 (3.85%) Change Management
9 3 (3.85%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.69%) Java
1 6 (7.69%) PHP
1 6 (7.69%) SQL
2 5 (6.41%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.85%) MATLAB
4 2 (2.56%) MapBasic
4 2 (2.56%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.56%) VB
5 1 (1.28%) C
5 1 (1.28%) C#
5 1 (1.28%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.28%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (14.10%) Security Cleared
2 8 (10.26%) Degree
2 8 (10.26%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (2.56%) CCNA
4 2 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.56%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.56%) PMP
4 2 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.28%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.28%) MCSA
5 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.28%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.82%) SLA
2 2 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.56%) ISO27002
2 2 (2.56%) PMO
2 2 (2.56%) QA
3 1 (1.28%) Def Stans
3 1 (1.28%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 19 (24.36%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (2.56%) NFS
2 2 (2.56%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.28%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 1 (1.28%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.28%) vSphere
3 1 (1.28%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (6.41%) SCCM
2 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (2.56%) BladeLogic
3 2 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.28%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.28%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (1.28%) Simpana
Vendors
1 57 (73.08%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.13%) Apple
2 4 (5.13%) Oracle
2 4 (5.13%) VMware
3 3 (3.85%) Cisco
3 3 (3.85%) HP
4 2 (2.56%) BMC
4 2 (2.56%) Brocade
4 2 (2.56%) CA
4 2 (2.56%) Citrix
4 2 (2.56%) Huawei
4 2 (2.56%) IFS
4 2 (2.56%) Nokia
4 2 (2.56%) Planview
4 2 (2.56%) Sun
5 1 (1.28%) Computacenter
5 1 (1.28%) Greenplum
5 1 (1.28%) Isilon
5 1 (1.28%) Lotus
5 1 (1.28%) NGA Human Resources
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