Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 22 November 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
South East > Kent
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 20 36
Rank change year-on-year -34 +16 -12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 11 33 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.07% 6.59% 4.51%
As % of the Applications category 33.33% 53.23% 52.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 25 20
Kent median daily rate £130 £325 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -60.00% +32.65% +33.33%
10th Percentile £94 £130 £91
90th Percentile £404 £500 £442
South East median daily rate £275 £290 £300
% change year-on-year -5.17% -3.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Kent median hourly rate - £19.00 -
South East median hourly rate £13.85 £14.45 £14.00
% change year-on-year -4.15% +3.21% -

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 Kent with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 33 62 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 6.20% 12.38% 8.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 52 33
Kent median daily rate £310 £325 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.62% +30.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £130 £135 £95
90th Percentile £480 £499 £438
South East median daily rate £345 £320 £325
% change year-on-year +7.81% -1.54% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Kent median hourly rate - £16.73 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -55.40% +126.11%
South East median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.10
% change year-on-year -6.06% +9.27% +5.74%

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing Microsoft Office as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in Kent

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in Kent

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Kent over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in Kent

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in Kent

Microsoft Office
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
Folkestone -1 2 £94 +1.63% 1
Sevenoaks - 1 £485 -
Microsoft Office
South East

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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 Kent region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 6 (54.55%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) PRINCE2
2 4 (36.36%) DNS
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 4 (36.36%) Driving Licence
3 3 (27.27%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
3 3 (27.27%) HP
3 3 (27.27%) CCNA
3 3 (27.27%) SLA
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (27.27%) PRINCE
3 3 (27.27%) ITIL
3 3 (27.27%) DHCP
3 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
3 3 (27.27%) IIS
4 2 (18.18%) Project Management
4 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
4 2 (18.18%) VMware
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
4 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (18.18%) Data Protection
4 2 (18.18%) Reinsurance
5 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement

Microsoft Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (27.27%) IIS
1 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) DNS
2 3 (27.27%) DHCP
2 3 (27.27%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (9.09%) HTTP
3 1 (9.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Discoverer
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Advertising
2 1 (9.09%) Back Office
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 3 (27.27%) Analyst
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco Engineer
1 3 (27.27%) Support Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco Field Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco Support
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco Support Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Field Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Field Support Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) IT Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Service Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Data Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Incident and Problem Manager
3 1 (9.09%) IT Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (9.09%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Driving Licence
2 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 2 (18.18%) Reinsurance
3 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 1 (9.09%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (9.09%) NHS
3 1 (9.09%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
4 1 (9.09%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) PRINCE2
2 3 (27.27%) ITIL
2 3 (27.27%) PRINCE
3 2 (18.18%) Data Protection
3 2 (18.18%) Project Management
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Project Management
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Analytical Thinking
4 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Data Validation
4 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (9.09%) Information Assurance
4 1 (9.09%) ITSM
4 1 (9.09%) Programme Delivery
4 1 (9.09%) Quality Management
4 1 (9.09%) Regulatory Compliance
4 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
4 1 (9.09%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) CCNA
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) SLA
2 1 (9.09%) ISO 9001
2 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 17025
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco
2 3 (27.27%) HP
3 2 (18.18%) VMware
4 1 (9.09%) Citrix
4 1 (9.09%) Cognos
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle