Period
to 25 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 25 May 2019 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 West
6 months to
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 70 57 54
Rank change year-on-year -13 -3 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 194 171 193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.22% 3.36% 3.72%
As % of the Applications category 39.59% 42.86% 40.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 68 131
South West median daily rate £314 £286 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.61% +12.25% -5.56%
10th Percentile £110 £120 £120
90th Percentile £482 £477 £425
England median daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 37 13
South West median hourly rate £15.76 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.29% +13.33% -9.09%
10th Percentile £14.00 £10.65 £11.00
90th Percentile £58.10 £32.40 £39.70
England median hourly rate £15.40 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +2.63% - -

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 West with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 490 399 481
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 8.14% 7.83% 9.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 208 302
South West median daily rate £360 £330 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +1.54% -
10th Percentile £126 £155 £128
90th Percentile £538 £475 £475
England median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 59 52
South West median hourly rate £37.50 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.35 £11.15
90th Percentile £51.00 £37.50 £44.88
England median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% -0.93%

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in the South West

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in the South West

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in the South West over the 6 months to 25 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in the South West

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in the South West

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in the South West over the 6 months to 25 May 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Office in the South West

Microsoft Office
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 25 May 2019. 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
Bristol -9 75 £346 +53.10% 12
Wiltshire -16 59 £280 -24.32% 7
Devon +16 21 £125 - 5
Gloucestershire -23 18 £325 +98.47% 5
Dorset -1 10 £225 +60.43% 4
Somerset -3 8 £300 +66.67% 3
Cornwall -7 1 £400 +88.24% 1
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 130 (67.01%) Microsoft
2 98 (50.52%) Windows
3 69 (35.57%) Office 365
4 65 (33.51%) Active Directory
5 55 (28.35%) Microsoft Excel
6 52 (26.80%) Windows 10
7 48 (24.74%) Finance
8 42 (21.65%) Security Cleared
8 42 (21.65%) Windows 7
9 40 (20.62%) ITIL
10 38 (19.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 36 (18.56%) SharePoint
12 35 (18.04%) Windows Server
13 30 (15.46%) SC Cleared
14 29 (14.95%) SCCM
15 28 (14.43%) Analytical Skills
16 26 (13.40%) Project Management
16 26 (13.40%) SQL
17 24 (12.37%) Microsoft Project
18 23 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
19 20 (10.31%) Service Management
20 19 (9.79%) PowerShell
21 18 (9.28%) SQL Server
22 17 (8.76%) Business Intelligence
23 16 (8.25%) MS Visio
24 15 (7.73%) MS Exchange
24 15 (7.73%) Citrix
24 15 (7.73%) Document Management
24 15 (7.73%) Service Delivery
24 15 (7.73%) Firewall

Microsoft Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 36 (18.56%) SharePoint
2 15 (7.73%) MS Exchange
3 11 (5.67%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.55%) IIS
5 1 (0.52%) Apache
5 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.52%) Jadu
5 1 (0.52%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 55 (28.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 38 (19.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 24 (12.37%) Microsoft Project
4 16 (8.25%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.52%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.52%) Autodesk Inventor
5 1 (0.52%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (5.15%) Elite 3E
2 2 (1.03%) Primavera
2 2 (1.03%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.52%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 69 (35.57%) Office 365
2 13 (6.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (4.12%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.55%) Azure Stack
4 3 (1.55%) SaaS
5 2 (1.03%) Power Platform
6 1 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.52%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 1 (0.52%) iPaaS
6 1 (0.52%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.52%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.52%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.52%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.73%) Firewall
2 14 (7.22%) Skype
3 8 (4.12%) WebEx
4 7 (3.61%) LAN
4 7 (3.61%) NetScaler
5 6 (3.09%) Network Security
5 6 (3.09%) VPN
6 5 (2.58%) SAN
6 5 (2.58%) TCP/IP
6 5 (2.58%) Wireless
7 4 (2.06%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (1.55%) DNS
8 3 (1.55%) Ethernet
8 3 (1.55%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (1.03%) DHCP
9 2 (1.03%) Internet
9 2 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.52%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.52%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.52%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.28%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (2.06%) IBM InfoSphere
4 3 (1.55%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.55%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.03%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 2 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.03%) EDRMS
5 2 (1.03%) Power BI
6 1 (0.52%) Amazon Aurora
6 1 (0.52%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.52%) MS Access
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.06%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (1.03%) AdminStudio
2 2 (1.03%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (1.03%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.52%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.52%) JIRA
3 1 (0.52%) MSI
3 1 (0.52%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.52%) TestRail
General
1 48 (24.74%) Finance
2 14 (7.22%) Legal
3 11 (5.67%) Manufacturing
3 11 (5.67%) Telecoms
4 10 (5.15%) Retail
5 4 (2.06%) Billing
6 3 (1.55%) Marketing
7 2 (1.03%) Banking
7 2 (1.03%) Electronics
7 2 (1.03%) Law
7 2 (1.03%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.52%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.52%) Back Office
8 1 (0.52%) Military
Job Titles
1 59 (30.41%) Analyst
2 32 (16.49%) Support Engineer
3 20 (10.31%) 2nd Line Support
4 14 (7.22%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 14 (7.22%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 14 (7.22%) Support Analyst
5 13 (6.70%) Data Analyst
6 12 (6.19%) Service Analyst
7 11 (5.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 11 (5.67%) Service Desk Analyst
8 10 (5.15%) 1st Line Support
8 10 (5.15%) Applications Engineer
8 10 (5.15%) Applications Support
8 10 (5.15%) Applications Support Engineer
8 10 (5.15%) Business Analyst
9 9 (4.64%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
10 8 (4.12%) Desktop Support
10 8 (4.12%) Graduate Analyst
10 8 (4.12%) Graduate Data Analyst
10 8 (4.12%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.61%) Web Services
2 4 (2.06%) .NET
3 2 (1.03%) CSS
3 2 (1.03%) HTML
4 1 (0.52%) COM
4 1 (0.52%) HTML5
4 1 (0.52%) REST
4 1 (0.52%) SAML
4 1 (0.52%) SOAP
4 1 (0.52%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (0.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (14.43%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.67%) Smartphone
3 10 (5.15%) Fat Client
3 10 (5.15%) Thin Client
4 9 (4.64%) Driving Licence
5 8 (4.12%) Taxonomies
6 6 (3.09%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (3.09%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.58%) iPhone
8 4 (2.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (2.06%) PMI
9 3 (1.55%) CESG
9 3 (1.55%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (1.03%) Blackberry
10 2 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.03%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (1.03%) iPad
10 2 (1.03%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.52%) Smart Meter
11 1 (0.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 98 (50.52%) Windows
2 52 (26.80%) Windows 10
3 42 (21.65%) Windows 7
4 35 (18.04%) Windows Server
5 13 (6.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (6.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (4.12%) Windows 8
8 7 (3.61%) Windows XP
9 6 (3.09%) Apple iOS
9 6 (3.09%) Linux
9 6 (3.09%) Mac OS
10 3 (1.55%) Android
10 3 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.03%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.52%) Solaris
12 1 (0.52%) Unix
12 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (20.62%) ITIL
2 26 (13.40%) Project Management
3 23 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (10.31%) Service Management
5 17 (8.76%) Business Intelligence
6 15 (7.73%) Document Management
6 15 (7.73%) Service Delivery
7 13 (6.70%) Computer Science
7 13 (6.70%) Incident Management
8 12 (6.19%) Data Modelling
8 12 (6.19%) ITIL V3
8 12 (6.19%) Migration
9 11 (5.67%) PRINCE2
9 11 (5.67%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (5.15%) Application Virtualisation
10 10 (5.15%) Change Management
10 10 (5.15%) Practice Management
10 10 (5.15%) Problem Management
10 10 (5.15%) Risk Management
10 10 (5.15%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (13.40%) SQL
2 19 (9.79%) PowerShell
3 9 (4.64%) PHP
4 7 (3.61%) VBA
5 4 (2.06%) C
5 4 (2.06%) VB
6 3 (1.55%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.52%) C#
7 1 (0.52%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.52%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 42 (21.65%) Security Cleared
2 30 (15.46%) SC Cleared
3 12 (6.19%) DV Cleared
4 11 (5.67%) Degree
5 10 (5.15%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (3.61%) ISTQB
7 5 (2.58%) ISEB
8 4 (2.06%) MCSE
8 4 (2.06%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.55%) APMP
9 3 (1.55%) BC Cleared
9 3 (1.55%) CCNA
9 3 (1.55%) CCNP
9 3 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.55%) CISM
9 3 (1.55%) CISSP
9 3 (1.55%) ECDL
9 3 (1.55%) MCP
9 3 (1.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.19%) SLA
2 11 (5.67%) PMO
3 9 (4.64%) QA
4 5 (2.58%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (1.55%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.55%) P3O
System Software
1 65 (33.51%) Active Directory
2 13 (6.70%) Microsoft App-V
2 13 (6.70%) Virtual Desktop
3 12 (6.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (4.64%) XenApp
5 7 (3.61%) Hyper-V
5 7 (3.61%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (3.61%) XenDesktop
6 5 (2.58%) BitLocker
7 3 (1.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (1.55%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.03%) Firmware
9 1 (0.52%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 29 (14.95%) SCCM
2 11 (5.67%) SCOM
3 6 (3.09%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.52%) Netcool
4 1 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.52%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 130 (67.01%) Microsoft
2 15 (7.73%) Citrix
3 13 (6.70%) VMware
4 12 (6.19%) Ivanti
5 11 (5.67%) iManage
5 11 (5.67%) Wyse
6 10 (5.15%) LexisNexis
6 10 (5.15%) ServiceNow
7 8 (4.12%) SAP
7 8 (4.12%) Tableau
8 6 (3.09%) CA
8 6 (3.09%) IBM
9 5 (2.58%) Dell
9 5 (2.58%) McAfee
9 5 (2.58%) Oracle
10 4 (2.06%) Cisco
11 3 (1.55%) Apple
11 3 (1.55%) HP
11 3 (1.55%) Red Hat
12 2 (1.03%) Siemens