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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 38 32
Rank change year-on-year -9 -6  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 331 429 516
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.25% 4.87% 5.46%
As % of the Applications category 41.43% 47.77% 43.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 191 220
Median daily rate £300 £285 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -12.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £120 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £295 £285 £288
% change year-on-year +3.50% -0.86%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 77 87
Median hourly rate £12.06 £14.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.89% +3.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.80 £26.44 £18.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.79 £16.50 £13.60
% change year-on-year -16.42% +21.36%  

Microsoft 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 the South East with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 799 898 1178
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 10.25% 10.18% 12.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 468 552
Median daily rate £350 £330 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £143 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 103 140
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £10.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.54 £33.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.78 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -4.39% +13.79%  

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Microsoft Office as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 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
Berkshire +2 108 £263 -8.69% 17
Hampshire +2 77 £263 -16.33% 19
Buckinghamshire -14 43 £407 +180.68% 18
Surrey -23 42 £263 +0.96% 17
West Sussex +20 27 £355 +162.96% 5
Oxfordshire -18 18 £310 +7.82% 5
Middlesex +10 4 £419 +49.64% 1
East Sussex -8 4 £275 +37.50% 2
Kent -11 4 £230 -45.88% 5
Sussex 0 1 - -
Thames Valley - 1 - -
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 449 (62.97%) Microsoft
2 210 (29.45%) Windows
3 190 (26.65%) Microsoft Excel
4 164 (23.00%) Active Directory
5 147 (20.62%) Finance
6 144 (20.20%) Security Cleared
7 132 (18.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 122 (17.11%) Analytical Skills
9 118 (16.55%) Project Management
10 106 (14.87%) ITIL
10 106 (14.87%) SC Cleared
11 100 (14.03%) Windows 7
12 82 (11.50%) SharePoint
13 77 (10.80%) Office 365
14 75 (10.52%) Degree
15 71 (9.96%) Telecoms
16 69 (9.68%) MS Visio
16 69 (9.68%) Microsoft Project
17 61 (8.56%) PRINCE2
18 59 (8.27%) SQL
18 59 (8.27%) Oracle
19 58 (8.13%) Stakeholder Management
20 52 (7.29%) Windows XP
21 51 (7.15%) Windows 10
22 50 (7.01%) PMO
23 49 (6.87%) Migration
23 49 (6.87%) Agile Software Development
24 47 (6.59%) VPN
25 42 (5.89%) HP
25 42 (5.89%) Management Information System

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 82 (11.50%) SharePoint
2 36 (5.05%) MS Exchange
3 8 (1.12%) IBM Notes
4 7 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (0.98%) Skype for Business
5 6 (0.84%) Apache Spark
5 6 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (0.70%) IIS
6 5 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (0.56%) Apache
7 4 (0.56%) SAS
8 3 (0.42%) Documentum
8 3 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.42%) FileNet
8 3 (0.42%) Oracle Coherence
8 3 (0.42%) WordPress
9 2 (0.28%) Confluence
9 2 (0.28%) MS Project Server
9 2 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 190 (26.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 132 (18.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 69 (9.68%) Microsoft Project
3 69 (9.68%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.84%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.28%) Adobe Captivate
6 2 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.28%) SPSS
6 2 (0.28%) SPSS Modeler
7 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.14%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.14%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 11 (1.54%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.70%) Maximo
3 5 (0.70%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.42%) Eloqua
4 3 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (0.42%) Oracle TCA
4 3 (0.42%) Primavera
4 3 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.28%) assyst
5 2 (0.28%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.28%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.14%) Changepoint
6 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.14%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.14%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 77 (10.80%) Office 365
2 23 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (1.12%) SuccessFactors
5 7 (0.98%) IaaS
6 5 (0.70%) PaaS
7 4 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.42%) Yammer
9 2 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
9 2 (0.28%) Boomi
9 2 (0.28%) iPaaS
10 1 (0.14%) Basecamp
10 1 (0.14%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.14%) SaaS
10 1 (0.14%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 47 (6.59%) VPN
2 41 (5.75%) WAN
3 37 (5.19%) LAN
4 27 (3.79%) Wireless
5 23 (3.23%) TCP/IP
6 21 (2.95%) Firewall
7 12 (1.68%) Internet
7 12 (1.68%) Wi-Fi
8 11 (1.54%) DNS
9 9 (1.26%) Network Security
9 9 (1.26%) VoIP
10 8 (1.12%) BGP
10 8 (1.12%) DHCP
10 8 (1.12%) SAN
11 7 (0.98%) ATM
11 7 (0.98%) MPLS
11 7 (0.98%) Skype
12 6 (0.84%) Multicast
12 6 (0.84%) OSPF
13 5 (0.70%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (4.91%) SQL Server
2 27 (3.79%) GIS
3 18 (2.52%) MS Access
4 11 (1.54%) Relational Database
5 10 (1.40%) Oracle Reports
6 9 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (1.26%) Hadoop
7 7 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (0.70%) Big Data
9 5 (0.70%) MongoDB
9 5 (0.70%) QlikView
9 5 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (0.56%) Power BI
10 4 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (0.42%) DB2
11 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 15 (2.10%) JIRA
2 8 (1.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 8 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (0.84%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.56%) Dreamweaver
5 3 (0.42%) ERwin
6 2 (0.28%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (0.14%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.14%) StarTeam
General
1 147 (20.62%) Finance
2 71 (9.96%) Telecoms
3 22 (3.09%) Marketing
4 14 (1.96%) Mandarin Language
4 14 (1.96%) Retail
5 12 (1.68%) Advertising
5 12 (1.68%) Banking
5 12 (1.68%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.40%) Electronics
6 10 (1.40%) Military
7 9 (1.26%) Publishing
8 8 (1.12%) Legal
9 6 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.70%) Digital Economy
11 4 (0.56%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.56%) Billing
11 4 (0.56%) German Language
12 3 (0.42%) Back Office
12 3 (0.42%) Law
12 3 (0.42%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 192 (26.93%) Analyst
2 63 (8.84%) Project Manager
3 58 (8.13%) Service Analyst
4 57 (7.99%) Support Engineer
5 51 (7.15%) Desktop Support
5 51 (7.15%) Service Desk Analyst
6 47 (6.59%) Support Analyst
7 42 (5.89%) Business Analyst
8 41 (5.75%) 2nd Line Support
9 38 (5.33%) IT Support
10 35 (4.91%) Coordinator
11 32 (4.49%) 1st Line Support
12 31 (4.35%) Administrator
13 30 (4.21%) IT Analyst
14 28 (3.93%) Architect
15 27 (3.79%) Desktop Engineer
16 26 (3.65%) 1st/2nd Line Support
16 26 (3.65%) Data Technician
16 26 (3.65%) GIS Technician
16 26 (3.65%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (2.66%) HTML
2 18 (2.52%) .NET
3 11 (1.54%) XML
4 7 (0.98%) SOAP
4 7 (0.98%) Web Services
5 6 (0.84%) ASP.NET
5 6 (0.84%) CSS
5 6 (0.84%) HTML5
6 4 (0.56%) REST
6 4 (0.56%) Velocity
7 3 (0.42%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.42%) COM
7 3 (0.42%) WAP
7 3 (0.42%) WebCenter
7 3 (0.42%) WSDL
7 3 (0.42%) XML Messaging
7 3 (0.42%) XSD
8 2 (0.28%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.28%) SAP Smart Forms
8 2 (0.28%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 122 (17.11%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (5.89%) Management Information System
3 15 (2.10%) Smartphone
4 13 (1.82%) Driving Licence
5 10 (1.40%) Public Cloud
5 10 (1.40%) Social Media
6 9 (1.26%) Computer Science
6 9 (1.26%) IVR
7 8 (1.12%) Data Centre
7 8 (1.12%) Smart Meter
8 7 (0.98%) Blackberry
8 7 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (0.98%) User Experience
8 7 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
8 7 (0.98%) Virtual Team
9 6 (0.84%) iPad
9 6 (0.84%) Mobile App
10 5 (0.70%) NHS
10 5 (0.70%) PMI
11 4 (0.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 210 (29.45%) Windows
2 100 (14.03%) Windows 7
3 52 (7.29%) Windows XP
4 51 (7.15%) Windows 10
5 35 (4.91%) Windows Server
6 21 (2.95%) Linux
7 20 (2.81%) Windows 8
7 20 (2.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (2.10%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (1.68%) Android
10 12 (1.68%) Windows Vista
11 10 (1.40%) Apple iOS
12 7 (0.98%) Unix
13 5 (0.70%) CentOS
13 5 (0.70%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.56%) Solaris
15 3 (0.42%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.28%) AIX
16 2 (0.28%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (16.55%) Project Management
2 106 (14.87%) ITIL
3 61 (8.56%) PRINCE2
4 58 (8.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 49 (6.87%) Agile Software Development
5 49 (6.87%) Migration
6 36 (5.05%) Change Management
7 30 (4.21%) Business Analysis
7 30 (4.21%) Time Management
8 29 (4.07%) Programme Management
9 27 (3.79%) Service Delivery
10 25 (3.51%) Analytics
11 24 (3.37%) Business Intelligence
12 23 (3.23%) ITSM
12 23 (3.23%) Service Management
12 23 (3.23%) Supplier Management
13 22 (3.09%) Incident Management
13 22 (3.09%) Logistics
14 21 (2.95%) CRM
15 18 (2.52%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 59 (8.27%) SQL
2 19 (2.66%) C
3 16 (2.24%) VBA
4 12 (1.68%) C#
4 12 (1.68%) PowerShell
5 10 (1.40%) R
6 9 (1.26%) Java
7 8 (1.12%) Python
8 7 (0.98%) JavaScript
9 5 (0.70%) T-SQL
10 4 (0.56%) C++
11 2 (0.28%) MATLAB
11 2 (0.28%) PHP
11 2 (0.28%) VB
11 2 (0.28%) VBScript
12 1 (0.14%) Perl
12 1 (0.14%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 144 (20.20%) Security Cleared
2 106 (14.87%) SC Cleared
3 75 (10.52%) Degree
4 33 (4.63%) DV Cleared
5 32 (4.49%) Microsoft Certification
6 23 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 16 (2.24%) ITIL Certification
7 16 (2.24%) MCSE
8 15 (2.10%) MCP
9 13 (1.82%) ISEB
10 12 (1.68%) PMP
11 11 (1.54%) PMI Certification
12 9 (1.26%) APMP
12 9 (1.26%) HNC
12 9 (1.26%) MCSA
13 8 (1.12%) A+ Certification
14 7 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
15 6 (0.84%) CCNP
16 5 (0.70%) CCIE
16 5 (0.70%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (7.01%) PMO
2 38 (5.33%) SLA
3 21 (2.95%) QA
4 6 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.70%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.70%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.56%) Def Stans
6 4 (0.56%) IEC 61508
6 4 (0.56%) ISO 14001
7 3 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.42%) GDPR
8 2 (0.28%) COBIT
8 2 (0.28%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.14%) ISAE 3402
9 1 (0.14%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.14%) MiFID
9 1 (0.14%) P3O
System Software
1 164 (23.00%) Active Directory
2 24 (3.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.82%) Hyper-V
4 11 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (1.12%) vSphere
6 5 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.70%) XenApp
7 3 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.28%) Samba
9 1 (0.14%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.14%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.14%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 20 (2.81%) SCCM
2 8 (1.12%) NetBackup
3 5 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.70%) Tivoli
4 4 (0.56%) AirWatch
4 4 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (0.56%) Netcool
4 4 (0.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (0.56%) OVSD
4 4 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (0.42%) Backup Exec
5 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (0.42%) Nagios
5 3 (0.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (0.42%) Unicenter
6 2 (0.28%) Ansible
6 2 (0.28%) SCOM
6 2 (0.28%) vCenter Server
6 2 (0.28%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 2 (0.28%) vMotion
Vendors
1 449 (62.97%) Microsoft
2 59 (8.27%) Oracle
3 42 (5.89%) HP
4 38 (5.33%) SAP
4 38 (5.33%) VMware
5 25 (3.51%) Citrix
6 22 (3.09%) Adobe
7 19 (2.66%) Apple
8 18 (2.52%) Cisco
8 18 (2.52%) Remedy
9 14 (1.96%) Dell
10 11 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
11 10 (1.40%) BMC
12 8 (1.12%) Informatica
12 8 (1.12%) Lotus
13 7 (0.98%) Ariba
13 7 (0.98%) Tableau
14 6 (0.84%) Concur
14 6 (0.84%) McAfee
14 6 (0.84%) ServiceNow
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Posted: 17 hours ago
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