The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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
South East / Kent
Rank 41 43 22
Rank change year-on-year +2 -21  
Contract jobs citing MS Office 7 12 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.43% 2.64% 7.09%
As % of the Applications category 31.82% 29.27% 52.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 13
Median daily rate £145 £225 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.55% +66.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £102 £179 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £292 £292
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £288 £275
% change year-on-year +4.16% +4.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £14.00 - £12.50
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 Kent with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 22 41 34
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 7.64% 9.01% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 26 19
Median daily rate £335 £270 £185
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.07% +45.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £185 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +1.51% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £14.00 - £12.50
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 Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent 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 Kent

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Office in Kent

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Office in Kent

MS Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Office in Kent

MS 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 MS Office within the Kent 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
Dartford - 2 £300 -
Margate - 2 £280 -
Gravesend - 1 £105 -
Maidstone - 1 £100 - 1
MS Office
South East

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

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 Kent region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 15 (60.00%) Windows
1 15 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (52.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (48.00%) MS Excel
4 9 (36.00%) Windows 7
5 8 (32.00%) Windows Server
5 8 (32.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (28.00%) SCCM
7 6 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (24.00%) XenApp
7 6 (24.00%) XenDesktop
7 6 (24.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 6 (24.00%) BitLocker
7 6 (24.00%) Windows 10
7 6 (24.00%) Application Virtualisation
7 6 (24.00%) CA
7 6 (24.00%) Thin Client
7 6 (24.00%) Symantec
7 6 (24.00%) DNS
7 6 (24.00%) Incident Management
7 6 (24.00%) Fat Client
7 6 (24.00%) Wyse
7 6 (24.00%) VMware
7 6 (24.00%) VMware ESX
7 6 (24.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (24.00%) AppSense
8 5 (20.00%) Citrix
8 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (20.00%) Performance Management

MS Office
Top Related 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 (12.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (48.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (32.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (16.00%) MS Visio
4 3 (12.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (12.00%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (12.00%) MS Project
4 3 (12.00%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) DNS
2 3 (12.00%) VPN
General
1 4 (16.00%) Advertising
1 4 (16.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Law
2 3 (12.00%) Legal
3 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Analyst
2 4 (16.00%) 1st Line Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Help Desk Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) IT Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Citrix Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Designer
3 3 (12.00%) Implementation Manager
3 3 (12.00%) Implementation Project Manager
3 3 (12.00%) Project Implementation Manager
3 3 (12.00%) Project Manager
3 3 (12.00%) Support Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) IT Support
4 2 (8.00%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Server Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Server Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Fat Client
1 6 (24.00%) Thin Client
2 3 (12.00%) FMCG
3 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 15 (60.00%) Windows
2 9 (36.00%) Windows 7
3 8 (32.00%) Windows Server
4 6 (24.00%) Windows 10
4 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (8.00%) Windows 8
6 2 (8.00%) Windows Vista
6 2 (8.00%) Windows XP
7 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Application Virtualisation
1 6 (24.00%) Incident Management
2 5 (20.00%) Performance Management
3 3 (12.00%) Change Management
3 3 (12.00%) Practice Management
3 3 (12.00%) Typography
4 2 (8.00%) Migration
5 1 (4.00%) Budgeting and Forecasting
5 1 (4.00%) Business Development
5 1 (4.00%) Project Management
5 1 (4.00%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) SQL
1 1 (4.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) DBS Check
2 1 (4.00%) MCP
2 1 (4.00%) MCSA
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (24.00%) BitLocker
2 6 (24.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 6 (24.00%) VMware ESX
2 6 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (24.00%) XenApp
2 6 (24.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (4.00%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 7 (28.00%) SCCM
2 6 (24.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 13 (52.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (24.00%) AppSense
2 6 (24.00%) CA
2 6 (24.00%) Symantec
2 6 (24.00%) VMware
2 6 (24.00%) Wyse
3 5 (20.00%) Citrix
4 4 (16.00%) Remedy
4 4 (16.00%) ServiceNow
5 3 (12.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (12.00%) Cisco
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle