Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 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 West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 34 37
Rank change year-on-year -23 +3 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 198 286 319
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.50% 5.00% 4.90%
As % of the Applications category 39.13% 47.67% 44.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 164 187
South West median daily rate £238 £238 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -29.63% +13.45%
10th Percentile £124 £123 £120
90th Percentile £451 £447 £475
England median daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 53 52
South West median hourly rate £13.11 £12.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.98% -23.44% +8.47%
10th Percentile £10.28 £10.50 £9.55
90th Percentile £33.30 £40.50 £35.90
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 West with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 506 600 720
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 8.94% 10.49% 11.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 348 459
South West median daily rate £350 £315 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +5.66%
10th Percentile £145 £130 £125
90th Percentile £489 £475 £475
England median daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +0.41% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 106 81
South West median hourly rate £18.25 £20.88 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.57% +19.29% +16.67%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £37.13 £43.00 £43.00
England median hourly rate £15.50 £16.29 £15.50
% change year-on-year -4.85% +5.10% +3.33%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 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
Bristol -31 64 £200 -11.11% 16
Wiltshire -5 61 £353 +5.22% 5
Somerset -7 23 £167 -4.57% 2
Gloucestershire +7 21 £309 +84.33% 4
Dorset -15 10 £200 -11.00% 6
Devon -9 8 £211 -29.58% 2
Cornwall - 5 £243 - 3
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 West region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 117 (59.09%) Microsoft
2 105 (53.03%) Windows
3 53 (26.77%) Office 365
4 52 (26.26%) Active Directory
5 42 (21.21%) Finance
6 41 (20.71%) Microsoft Excel
6 41 (20.71%) Windows 7
7 39 (19.70%) ITIL
8 38 (19.19%) Security Cleared
9 35 (17.68%) Project Management
10 32 (16.16%) SharePoint
11 31 (15.66%) Agile Software Development
12 29 (14.65%) Windows Server
13 28 (14.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 27 (13.64%) Migration
15 25 (12.63%) Microsoft Project
15 25 (12.63%) Windows 10
16 23 (11.62%) SC Cleared
17 21 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
18 19 (9.60%) Programme Management
18 19 (9.60%) MS Visio
19 18 (9.09%) Project Planning
19 18 (9.09%) Collaborative Working
20 17 (8.59%) MS Exchange
21 16 (8.08%) Windows Server 2008
22 15 (7.58%) SharePoint Server
22 15 (7.58%) PRINCE2
22 15 (7.58%) Telecoms
23 14 (7.07%) Degree
24 13 (6.57%) SQL

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 32 (16.16%) SharePoint
2 17 (8.59%) MS Exchange
3 15 (7.58%) SharePoint Server
4 11 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (4.04%) Skype for Business
6 5 (2.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (2.02%) IIS
8 3 (1.52%) CMS
8 3 (1.52%) Live Communications Server
9 2 (1.01%) Confluence
9 2 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.01%) Kentico
9 2 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.51%) FileNet
10 1 (0.51%) JBoss
10 1 (0.51%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.51%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.51%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (0.51%) Umbraco
Applications
1 41 (20.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (14.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 25 (12.63%) Microsoft Project
4 19 (9.60%) MS Visio
5 4 (2.02%) SOLIDWORKS
6 2 (1.01%) AutoCAD
6 2 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.51%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.51%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 53 (26.77%) Office 365
2 2 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.51%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.51%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.56%) WAN
2 10 (5.05%) DNS
3 9 (4.55%) LAN
4 8 (4.04%) TCP/IP
5 7 (3.54%) DHCP
5 7 (3.54%) Firewall
6 6 (3.03%) Internet
6 6 (3.03%) Intranet
6 6 (3.03%) VPN
7 5 (2.53%) Ethernet
8 4 (2.02%) RS-232
8 4 (2.02%) Skype
9 3 (1.52%) NAS
9 3 (1.52%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (1.52%) SAN
9 3 (1.52%) VoIP
10 2 (1.01%) Extranet
10 2 (1.01%) IP Telephony
10 2 (1.01%) VLAN
10 2 (1.01%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.01%) Clusterpoint
3 2 (1.01%) DB2
3 2 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.52%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (1.01%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.01%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.01%) JIRA
2 2 (1.01%) NuGet
2 2 (1.01%) ReSharper
2 2 (1.01%) Subversion
2 2 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.01%) TortoiseSVN
2 2 (1.01%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.51%) MSI
3 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 42 (21.21%) Finance
2 15 (7.58%) Telecoms
3 12 (6.06%) Manufacturing
4 10 (5.05%) Marketing
5 9 (4.55%) Electronics
6 7 (3.54%) Banking
6 7 (3.54%) Law
6 7 (3.54%) Legal
7 3 (1.52%) Aerospace
7 3 (1.52%) Billing
8 2 (1.01%) Retail
9 1 (0.51%) Advertising
9 1 (0.51%) Automotive
9 1 (0.51%) Back Office
9 1 (0.51%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (20.20%) Analyst
2 24 (12.12%) Project Manager
3 23 (11.62%) Support Engineer
4 22 (11.11%) Service Analyst
4 22 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
5 19 (9.60%) Desktop Support
6 16 (8.08%) 2nd Line Support
7 12 (6.06%) Deskside Support
7 12 (6.06%) IT Support
8 11 (5.56%) 1st Line Support
8 11 (5.56%) Support Analyst
9 10 (5.05%) IT Analyst
10 8 (4.04%) Service Desk Support
11 7 (3.54%) Deskside Engineer
11 7 (3.54%) Deskside Support Engineer
11 7 (3.54%) Desktop Engineer
11 7 (3.54%) Help Desk Support
11 7 (3.54%) IT Trainer
11 7 (3.54%) Microsoft Trainer
11 7 (3.54%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.02%) .NET
1 4 (2.02%) Web Services
2 3 (1.52%) HTML
3 2 (1.01%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.01%) AngularJS
3 2 (1.01%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.01%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (1.01%) Entity Framework
3 2 (1.01%) HTML5
3 2 (1.01%) jQuery
3 2 (1.01%) LINQ
3 2 (1.01%) Razor View Engine
3 2 (1.01%) RESTful
3 2 (1.01%) SOAP
3 2 (1.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (1.01%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (0.51%) CSS
4 1 (0.51%) J2EE
4 1 (0.51%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.05%) Blackberry
3 7 (3.54%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.03%) Driving Licence
5 5 (2.53%) iPhone
6 4 (2.02%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.02%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (2.02%) Smartphone
6 4 (2.02%) Social Media
6 4 (2.02%) Social Network
7 3 (1.52%) Clustering
7 3 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.01%) iPad
8 2 (1.01%) NHS
8 2 (1.01%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.01%) Replication
8 2 (1.01%) User Experience
9 1 (0.51%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.51%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 105 (53.03%) Windows
2 41 (20.71%) Windows 7
3 29 (14.65%) Windows Server
4 25 (12.63%) Windows 10
5 16 (8.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (3.54%) Windows 8
8 4 (2.02%) Solaris
8 4 (2.02%) Unix
8 4 (2.02%) Windows Vista
8 4 (2.02%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.52%) Android
10 2 (1.01%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.51%) AIX
11 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.51%) HPUX
11 1 (0.51%) Linux
11 1 (0.51%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (19.70%) ITIL
2 35 (17.68%) Project Management
3 31 (15.66%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (13.64%) Migration
5 19 (9.60%) Programme Management
6 18 (9.09%) Collaborative Working
6 18 (9.09%) Project Planning
7 15 (7.58%) PRINCE2
8 13 (6.57%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (5.05%) Waterfall
10 9 (4.55%) Service Delivery
10 9 (4.55%) Time Management
11 8 (4.04%) ITSM
11 8 (4.04%) Validation
12 7 (3.54%) Break/Fix
12 7 (3.54%) Digital Marketing
12 7 (3.54%) Incident Management
12 7 (3.54%) ITIL V3
12 7 (3.54%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (3.03%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (6.57%) SQL
2 8 (4.04%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.52%) C
3 3 (1.52%) C#
4 2 (1.01%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.01%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.51%) Assembly Language
5 1 (0.51%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.51%) C-shell
5 1 (0.51%) Embedded C
5 1 (0.51%) Korn
5 1 (0.51%) Perl
5 1 (0.51%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.51%) VBA
Qualifications
1 38 (19.19%) Security Cleared
2 23 (11.62%) SC Cleared
3 14 (7.07%) Degree
4 11 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (4.04%) A+ Certification
5 8 (4.04%) DCSE
5 8 (4.04%) MCSE
6 7 (3.54%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (3.54%) MCP
7 6 (3.03%) CCNA
8 5 (2.53%) HNC
9 3 (1.52%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.51%) APMP
10 1 (0.51%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.51%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (0.51%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.51%) MCSA
10 1 (0.51%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.04%) SLA
2 6 (3.03%) PMO
3 2 (1.01%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.01%) GDPR
3 2 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.51%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 52 (26.26%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.02%) Firmware
2 4 (2.02%) XenApp
3 3 (1.52%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.52%) ISA Server
3 3 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.01%) XenServer
5 1 (0.51%) KVM
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.51%) Samba
5 1 (0.51%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (3.03%) SCCM
2 4 (2.02%) AirWatch
3 3 (1.52%) Backup Exec
3 3 (1.52%) SCOM
4 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (1.01%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.51%) OpenView
5 1 (0.51%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 117 (59.09%) Microsoft
2 13 (6.57%) Cisco
3 11 (5.56%) Dell
3 11 (5.56%) HP
4 10 (5.05%) SAP
5 8 (4.04%) Citrix
5 8 (4.04%) VMware
6 5 (2.53%) IBM
7 4 (2.02%) EMC
8 3 (1.52%) Juniper
8 3 (1.52%) Veritas
9 2 (1.01%) Apple
9 2 (1.01%) Capita
9 2 (1.01%) CommVault
9 2 (1.01%) Remedy
9 2 (1.01%) Symantec
10 1 (0.51%) BMC
10 1 (0.51%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.51%) Siemens
10 1 (0.51%) Wyse