Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 17 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
England > South East
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 35 35
Rank change year-on-year -15 0 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 688 871 951
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.08% 5.19% 4.86%
As % of the Applications category 38.98% 48.58% 40.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 451 476
South East median daily rate £275 £290 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.17% -3.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £114 £120 £120
90th Percentile £488 £475 £450
England median daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 145 142
South East median hourly rate £13.43 £14.45 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.04% +3.21% -
10th Percentile £9.25 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £20.73 £25.75 £19.50
England median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.67% +3.45% -

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 the South East with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 1765 1793 2328
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 10.48% 10.69% 11.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 941 906 1222
South East median daily rate £345 £320 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.81% -1.54% +3.17%
10th Percentile £131 £135 £155
90th Percentile £506 £488 £488
England median daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +1.43% - +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 209 230 225
South East median hourly rate £15.50 £16.38 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.34% +9.17% +6.08%
10th Percentile £9.25 £9.25 £9.52
90th Percentile £32.60 £38.78 £26.94
England median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45% +3.33%

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Microsoft Office as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in the South East

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in the South East

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in the South East over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in the South East

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in the South East

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in the South East over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Office in the South East

Microsoft Office
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 17 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
Thames Valley -17 340 £300 +1.69% 35
Berkshire -4 161 £249 -6.13% 7
Buckinghamshire -3 142 £325 -5.45% 16
Hampshire -16 139 £225 -27.13% 17
Surrey -17 119 £275 +22.22% 8
West Sussex -10 44 £178 -50.69% 5
Oxfordshire -9 36 £275 +0.73% 12
East Sussex +4 22 £275 +36.48% 1
Kent -32 11 £130 -60.00% 4
Middlesex +5 7 £288 -12.46% 2
Isle of Wight - 2 £157 -
Sussex -3 1 - -
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 17 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 South East region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 450 (65.41%) Microsoft
2 284 (41.28%) Windows
3 201 (29.22%) Active Directory
4 178 (25.87%) Microsoft Excel
5 142 (20.64%) ITIL
6 139 (20.20%) Windows 7
7 138 (20.06%) Office 365
8 133 (19.33%) Finance
9 121 (17.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 114 (16.57%) Analytical Skills
11 108 (15.70%) Security Cleared
12 97 (14.10%) Project Management
13 87 (12.65%) SC Cleared
14 83 (12.06%) Telecoms
15 78 (11.34%) Degree
16 76 (11.05%) Windows 10
17 70 (10.17%) MS Exchange
18 66 (9.59%) SharePoint
19 63 (9.16%) Migration
20 62 (9.01%) SLA
21 61 (8.87%) MS Visio
21 61 (8.87%) SQL
22 57 (8.28%) PRINCE2
22 57 (8.28%) LAN
23 56 (8.14%) Windows Server
24 54 (7.85%) HP
24 54 (7.85%) VMware
25 51 (7.41%) WAN
25 51 (7.41%) Cisco
26 49 (7.12%) TCP/IP

Microsoft Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 70 (10.17%) MS Exchange
2 66 (9.59%) SharePoint
3 31 (4.51%) Skype for Business
4 28 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2007
5 20 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2010
6 13 (1.89%) IIS
7 8 (1.16%) SAS
8 5 (0.73%) Apache Spark
8 5 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (0.58%) Confluence
9 4 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.44%) Documentum
11 2 (0.29%) Apache
12 1 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.15%) CMS
12 1 (0.15%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.15%) Kentico
12 1 (0.15%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.15%) Umbraco
Applications
1 178 (25.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 121 (17.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 61 (8.87%) MS Visio
4 49 (7.12%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.58%) Maya
6 3 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.29%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (0.29%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.15%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.15%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.87%) Dynamics GP
2 6 (0.87%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.58%) Eloqua
3 4 (0.58%) Oracle Receivables
3 4 (0.58%) Oracle TCA
4 3 (0.44%) Cognos TM1
4 3 (0.44%) Maximo
4 3 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.44%) Oracle FAH
4 3 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.29%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.29%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.29%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.15%) Primavera
6 1 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 138 (20.06%) Office 365
2 32 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (3.34%) Cloud Computing
4 16 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (1.31%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (0.58%) SaaS
7 3 (0.44%) IaaS
7 3 (0.44%) Lucidchart
7 3 (0.44%) Mimecast
7 3 (0.44%) OneDrive
7 3 (0.44%) PaaS
8 2 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.15%) Basecamp
9 1 (0.15%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 57 (8.28%) LAN
2 51 (7.41%) WAN
3 49 (7.12%) TCP/IP
4 40 (5.81%) DNS
4 40 (5.81%) VPN
5 33 (4.80%) DHCP
6 26 (3.78%) Skype
7 21 (3.05%) Wireless
8 20 (2.91%) VoIP
9 17 (2.47%) Wi-Fi
10 16 (2.33%) Firewall
11 14 (2.03%) SAN
12 9 (1.31%) Internet
12 9 (1.31%) SDH
13 8 (1.16%) DWDM
13 8 (1.16%) Ethernet
13 8 (1.16%) MPLS
14 7 (1.02%) Radio Access Network
14 7 (1.02%) Unified Communications
15 6 (0.87%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (3.92%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (1.16%) GIS
3 8 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (0.87%) Hadoop
4 6 (0.87%) MS Access
4 6 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (0.73%) QlikView
6 4 (0.58%) Power BI
6 4 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.44%) OLAP
7 3 (0.44%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.44%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.29%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.29%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 6 (0.87%) JIRA
1 6 (0.87%) Visual Studio
2 5 (0.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 5 (0.73%) StarTeam
3 4 (0.58%) Eclipse
3 4 (0.58%) NetBeans
3 4 (0.58%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (0.44%) Selenium
5 2 (0.29%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.15%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.15%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.15%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.15%) JMeter
6 1 (0.15%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.15%) MSI
6 1 (0.15%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.15%) Toad
General
1 133 (19.33%) Finance
2 83 (12.06%) Telecoms
3 24 (3.49%) Mandarin Language
4 21 (3.05%) Marketing
5 18 (2.62%) Banking
6 17 (2.47%) Retail
7 16 (2.33%) Advertising
8 14 (2.03%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.45%) Back Office
9 10 (1.45%) Electronics
10 9 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (1.02%) Legal
12 6 (0.87%) Publishing
13 5 (0.73%) Automotive
13 5 (0.73%) Billing
13 5 (0.73%) German Language
14 2 (0.29%) French Language
14 2 (0.29%) Law
14 2 (0.29%) Military
14 2 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 207 (30.09%) Analyst
2 70 (10.17%) Service Analyst
3 69 (10.03%) Service Desk Analyst
4 67 (9.74%) Support Engineer
5 59 (8.58%) Support Analyst
6 46 (6.69%) 1st Line Support
6 46 (6.69%) IT Support
6 46 (6.69%) Project Manager
7 45 (6.54%) 2nd Line Support
8 42 (6.10%) Desktop Support
9 38 (5.52%) IT Analyst
10 35 (5.09%) Service Desk Support
11 32 (4.65%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 31 (4.51%) 1st Line Support Analyst
12 31 (4.51%) Business Analyst
13 28 (4.07%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 28 (4.07%) Administrator
14 27 (3.92%) Coordinator
14 27 (3.92%) Service Desk Support Analyst
15 23 (3.34%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (1.89%) .NET
2 7 (1.02%) HTML
3 5 (0.73%) CSS
3 5 (0.73%) XML
4 3 (0.44%) COM
4 3 (0.44%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (0.29%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.29%) EDI
5 2 (0.29%) Gherkin
5 2 (0.29%) HTML5
5 2 (0.29%) Laravel
5 2 (0.29%) Node.js
5 2 (0.29%) SOAP
5 2 (0.29%) Web Services
5 2 (0.29%) YAML
6 1 (0.15%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.15%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.15%) Velocity
6 1 (0.15%) WAP
6 1 (0.15%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 114 (16.57%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 21 (3.05%) Driving Licence
4 20 (2.91%) Smartphone
5 17 (2.47%) CMDB
6 13 (1.89%) iPad
7 11 (1.60%) NHS
8 9 (1.31%) Blackberry
9 8 (1.16%) Computer Science
9 8 (1.16%) Data Centre
9 8 (1.16%) e-Learning
9 8 (1.16%) iPhone
10 7 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
11 6 (0.87%) Social Media
11 6 (0.87%) Virtual Team
12 5 (0.73%) Handset
12 5 (0.73%) Replication
13 4 (0.58%) Enterprise Storage
13 4 (0.58%) User Experience
14 3 (0.44%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 284 (41.28%) Windows
2 139 (20.20%) Windows 7
3 76 (11.05%) Windows 10
4 56 (8.14%) Windows Server
5 43 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 41 (5.96%) Windows XP
7 35 (5.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 27 (3.92%) Windows 8
9 25 (3.63%) Linux
10 17 (2.47%) Windows Server 2003
11 16 (2.33%) Apple iOS
12 13 (1.89%) Unix
13 11 (1.60%) Windows Vista
14 8 (1.16%) Android
14 8 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 7 (1.02%) Mac OS X
16 6 (0.87%) Solaris
17 4 (0.58%) Windows Phone
18 2 (0.29%) Mac OS
18 2 (0.29%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (20.64%) ITIL
2 97 (14.10%) Project Management
3 63 (9.16%) Migration
4 57 (8.28%) PRINCE2
5 47 (6.83%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (5.52%) Service Management
7 37 (5.38%) Change Management
7 37 (5.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 30 (4.36%) Continuous Improvement
8 30 (4.36%) Service Delivery
8 30 (4.36%) Time Management
9 29 (4.22%) Workflow
10 26 (3.78%) Customer-Centricity
10 26 (3.78%) Data Analysis
11 25 (3.63%) Programme Management
12 24 (3.49%) ITIL V3
12 24 (3.49%) SDLC
13 23 (3.34%) ITSM
14 21 (3.05%) CRM
15 19 (2.76%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (8.87%) SQL
2 14 (2.03%) VBA
3 11 (1.60%) C#
4 10 (1.45%) Java
4 10 (1.45%) PowerShell
4 10 (1.45%) Python
5 8 (1.16%) C
5 8 (1.16%) T-SQL
6 7 (1.02%) R
7 5 (0.73%) Perl
8 4 (0.58%) Lua
8 4 (0.58%) VB
9 3 (0.44%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.29%) PHP
10 2 (0.29%) VBScript
11 1 (0.15%) C++
11 1 (0.15%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.15%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.15%) SAS Macro
11 1 (0.15%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 108 (15.70%) Security Cleared
2 87 (12.65%) SC Cleared
3 78 (11.34%) Degree
4 46 (6.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 27 (3.92%) MCP
6 26 (3.78%) MCSE
6 26 (3.78%) PMP
7 25 (3.63%) DV Cleared
8 24 (3.49%) PMI Certification
9 18 (2.62%) MCDST
10 15 (2.18%) ISTQB
10 15 (2.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 14 (2.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 12 (1.74%) MCSA
13 11 (1.60%) A+ Certification
14 10 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
15 9 (1.31%) ISEB
16 6 (0.87%) CCNA
17 5 (0.73%) HNC
17 5 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (9.01%) SLA
2 45 (6.54%) PMO
3 18 (2.62%) QA
4 15 (2.18%) Data Quality
5 12 (1.74%) GDPR
6 7 (1.02%) P3O
7 5 (0.73%) MiFID
8 2 (0.29%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.29%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.15%) BS25999
9 1 (0.15%) ISAE 3402
9 1 (0.15%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 17025
9 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 201 (29.22%) Active Directory
2 36 (5.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (2.47%) Hyper-V
4 13 (1.89%) XenApp
5 7 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (1.02%) vSphere
6 6 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 4 (0.58%) Veritas File System
7 4 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (0.44%) XenServer
9 2 (0.29%) NFS
9 2 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.15%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.15%) Docker
10 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.15%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 38 (5.52%) SCCM
2 11 (1.60%) Jamf Pro
2 11 (1.60%) Microsoft Intune
3 10 (1.45%) NetBackup
4 6 (0.87%) Ansible
4 6 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (0.87%) OVSD
4 6 (0.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (0.58%) AirWatch
5 4 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.58%) Puppet
5 4 (0.58%) SnapMirror
5 4 (0.58%) SnapVault
5 4 (0.58%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 3 (0.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (0.44%) vCenter Server
6 3 (0.44%) WSUS
7 2 (0.29%) Nagios
7 2 (0.29%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 450 (65.41%) Microsoft
2 54 (7.85%) HP
2 54 (7.85%) VMware
3 51 (7.41%) Cisco
4 46 (6.69%) Oracle
5 35 (5.09%) Citrix
6 29 (4.22%) SAP
7 21 (3.05%) ServiceNow
8 19 (2.76%) Apple
9 15 (2.18%) Dell
10 12 (1.74%) Remedy
11 10 (1.45%) Juniper
11 10 (1.45%) Red Hat
12 9 (1.31%) Google
12 9 (1.31%) NetApp
12 9 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
12 9 (1.31%) Symantec
13 7 (1.02%) Adobe
13 7 (1.02%) Ericsson
14 6 (0.87%) EMC