Period
to 23 October 2018

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 October 2018 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 68 37
Rank change year-on-year -2 -31 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 183 171 288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.00% 3.09% 4.97%
As % of the Applications category 40.13% 35.19% 49.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 107 158
South West median daily rate £320 £260 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% +4.00% -20.00%
10th Percentile £130 £124 £120
90th Percentile £438 £434 £440
England median daily rate £296 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -1.42% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 17 48
South West median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +40.00% -20.00%
10th Percentile £11.05 £10.13 £10.50
90th Percentile £46.50 £33.30 £40.50
England median hourly rate £15.50 £14.20 £15.32
% change year-on-year +9.15% -7.31% +5.66%

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 456 486 583
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 7.46% 8.79% 10.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 293 326
South West median daily rate £350 £350 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.94% -13.00%
10th Percentile £185 £147 £126
90th Percentile £488 £488 £463
England median daily rate £375 £361 £340
% change year-on-year +3.99% +6.07% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 42 97
South West median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.64% +29.41%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £46.75 £42.13 £43.00
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% +6.45%

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 October 2018.

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 October 2018.

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 October 2018. 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 +1 74 £338 +50.00% 27
Wiltshire -22 38 £315 -9.96% 17
Gloucestershire +2 21 £195 +6.85% 16
Somerset -5 19 £313 +87.13% 8
Devon +21 16 £85 -66.00% 11
Dorset +2 9 £350 +40.00% 9
Cornwall -9 2 £315 +29.90% 2
Avon - 1 - -
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, 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.

1 112 (61.20%) Microsoft
2 75 (40.98%) Windows
3 43 (23.50%) Active Directory
4 40 (21.86%) Windows 7
5 38 (20.77%) Windows 10
6 35 (19.13%) Office 365
7 34 (18.58%) Finance
8 33 (18.03%) Microsoft Excel
8 33 (18.03%) Security Cleared
9 30 (16.39%) Project Management
10 26 (14.21%) SC Cleared
11 25 (13.66%) Windows Server
11 25 (13.66%) SQL
12 24 (13.11%) ITIL
12 24 (13.11%) Analytical Skills
13 21 (11.48%) SharePoint
14 20 (10.93%) Telecoms
15 19 (10.38%) Manufacturing
15 19 (10.38%) Agile Software Development
15 19 (10.38%) Windows Server 2008
16 17 (9.29%) PRINCE2
16 17 (9.29%) Problem-Solving
17 16 (8.74%) Electronics
17 16 (8.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
18 15 (8.20%) Programme Management
18 15 (8.20%) SQL Server
19 14 (7.65%) T-SQL
19 14 (7.65%) Skype
19 14 (7.65%) SCCM
20 13 (7.10%) Marketing

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 21 (11.48%) SharePoint
2 12 (6.56%) Skype for Business
3 7 (3.83%) MS Exchange
4 6 (3.28%) IIS
5 4 (2.19%) Apache
5 4 (2.19%) MS Project Server
5 4 (2.19%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (1.09%) Confluence
6 2 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.09%) Live Communications Server
6 2 (1.09%) SAS
7 1 (0.55%) CMS
7 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.55%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.55%) WordPress
Applications
1 33 (18.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (8.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 11 (6.01%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (4.37%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.09%) AutoCAD
5 2 (1.09%) InDesign
5 2 (1.09%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.55%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.55%) Actimize
2 1 (0.55%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.55%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 35 (19.13%) Office 365
2 6 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.73%) IaaS
3 5 (2.73%) PaaS
4 1 (0.55%) Basecamp
4 1 (0.55%) G Suite
4 1 (0.55%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.55%) SaaS
4 1 (0.55%) Slack
4 1 (0.55%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.65%) Skype
2 7 (3.83%) DNS
2 7 (3.83%) Ethernet
3 6 (3.28%) DHCP
3 6 (3.28%) NetScaler
4 4 (2.19%) Internet
4 4 (2.19%) Intranet
4 4 (2.19%) Remote Desktop
4 4 (2.19%) SAN
4 4 (2.19%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.64%) Broadband
5 3 (1.64%) VPN
6 2 (1.09%) Firewall
6 2 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.55%) SSL
7 1 (0.55%) WebEx
7 1 (0.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.20%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (3.28%) RDBMS
3 6 (3.28%) Relational Database
3 6 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.73%) MS Access
4 5 (2.73%) MySQL
4 5 (2.73%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.19%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (2.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (2.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.64%) OLAP
6 3 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.64%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.09%) Power BI
7 2 (1.09%) QlikView
8 1 (0.55%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
Development Applications
1 13 (7.10%) Rational DOORS
2 7 (3.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 7 (3.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (2.19%) JIRA
4 3 (1.64%) Eclipse
4 3 (1.64%) NetBeans
5 1 (0.55%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.55%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.55%) MSI
5 1 (0.55%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.55%) Toad
General
1 34 (18.58%) Finance
2 20 (10.93%) Telecoms
3 19 (10.38%) Manufacturing
4 16 (8.74%) Electronics
5 13 (7.10%) Marketing
6 12 (6.56%) Aerospace
7 10 (5.46%) Military
8 9 (4.92%) Banking
9 7 (3.83%) Automotive
10 3 (1.64%) Law
10 3 (1.64%) Legal
10 3 (1.64%) Publishing
10 3 (1.64%) Retail Banking
11 2 (1.09%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.55%) Avionics
12 1 (0.55%) Back Office
12 1 (0.55%) Brand Awareness
12 1 (0.55%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.55%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.55%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 41 (22.40%) Analyst
2 18 (9.84%) Desktop Support
2 18 (9.84%) Support Engineer
3 17 (9.29%) 2nd Line Support
4 13 (7.10%) Support Analyst
5 11 (6.01%) IT Support
5 11 (6.01%) Service Analyst
5 11 (6.01%) Service Desk Analyst
6 10 (5.46%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 9 (4.92%) Project Manager
8 8 (4.37%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
8 8 (4.37%) Consultant
8 8 (4.37%) Service Desk Support
9 7 (3.83%) Administrator
9 7 (3.83%) Developer
9 7 (3.83%) PMO Analyst
10 6 (3.28%) DBA
10 6 (3.28%) Design Engineer
10 6 (3.28%) Electronics Engineer
10 6 (3.28%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.73%) Flash
2 3 (1.64%) HTML
3 2 (1.09%) REST
3 2 (1.09%) Web Services
3 2 (1.09%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 2 (1.09%) XML
4 1 (0.55%) .NET
4 1 (0.55%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.55%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.55%) COM
4 1 (0.55%) CSS
4 1 (0.55%) LDAP
4 1 (0.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.11%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.92%) Fat Client
2 9 (4.92%) Thin Client
3 8 (4.37%) Social Media
4 7 (3.83%) Blackberry
5 6 (3.28%) Smartphone
6 5 (2.73%) Data Structures
6 5 (2.73%) iPhone
6 5 (2.73%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.19%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.19%) Driving Licence
7 4 (2.19%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 4 (2.19%) PKI
7 4 (2.19%) PMI
8 3 (1.64%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (1.64%) iPad
8 3 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.09%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.09%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (1.09%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 75 (40.98%) Windows
2 40 (21.86%) Windows 7
3 38 (20.77%) Windows 10
4 25 (13.66%) Windows Server
5 19 (10.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (6.01%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (4.37%) Windows 8
8 7 (3.83%) Mac OS
9 4 (2.19%) Solaris
9 4 (2.19%) Unix
10 3 (1.64%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.09%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.55%) Android
12 1 (0.55%) Linux
12 1 (0.55%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (16.39%) Project Management
2 24 (13.11%) ITIL
3 19 (10.38%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (9.29%) PRINCE2
4 17 (9.29%) Problem-Solving
5 15 (8.20%) Programme Management
6 13 (7.10%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (6.01%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (5.46%) Digital Marketing
8 10 (5.46%) Migration
8 10 (5.46%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 9 (4.92%) Change Management
9 9 (4.92%) Data Analysis
9 9 (4.92%) Project Planning
10 8 (4.37%) Requirements Management
10 8 (4.37%) Risk Management
11 7 (3.83%) Application Virtualisation
11 7 (3.83%) Data Modelling
11 7 (3.83%) Data Protection
11 7 (3.83%) Schematic Capture
Programming Languages
1 25 (13.66%) SQL
2 14 (7.65%) T-SQL
3 11 (6.01%) PowerShell
4 6 (3.28%) C
4 6 (3.28%) VBA
5 3 (1.64%) Java
6 2 (1.09%) Java 8
6 2 (1.09%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.09%) MATLAB
6 2 (1.09%) Python
6 2 (1.09%) VB
7 1 (0.55%) C#
7 1 (0.55%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.55%) XPath
7 1 (0.55%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 33 (18.03%) Security Cleared
2 26 (14.21%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.92%) Degree
4 6 (3.28%) ISEB
5 5 (2.73%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.19%) MCP
6 4 (2.19%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.64%) APMP
7 3 (1.64%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.09%) A+ Certification
8 2 (1.09%) CISSP
8 2 (1.09%) HNC
8 2 (1.09%) HND
8 2 (1.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.09%) MCSE
8 2 (1.09%) PMP
8 2 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.55%) CIMA
9 1 (0.55%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.10%) PMO
2 10 (5.46%) QA
3 7 (3.83%) DO-254
4 2 (1.09%) SLA
5 1 (0.55%) ARP4754
5 1 (0.55%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.55%) P3O
System Software
1 43 (23.50%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.37%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (3.83%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (3.83%) XenApp
4 7 (3.83%) XenDesktop
5 6 (3.28%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (1.09%) ISA Server
6 2 (1.09%) vSphere
7 1 (0.55%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.55%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 14 (7.65%) SCCM
2 8 (4.37%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (3.28%) BMC PATROL
4 5 (2.73%) SCOM
4 5 (2.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.09%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (1.09%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.09%) Netcool
5 2 (1.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (1.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (1.09%) Unicenter
5 2 (1.09%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 2 (1.09%) WSUS
6 1 (0.55%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 112 (61.20%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.10%) VMware
3 11 (6.01%) Citrix
3 11 (6.01%) SAP
4 8 (4.37%) EMC
5 7 (3.83%) CA
5 7 (3.83%) Ivanti
5 7 (3.83%) Wyse
6 6 (3.28%) HP
7 4 (2.19%) BT
7 4 (2.19%) Dell
7 4 (2.19%) Meridio
8 3 (1.64%) IBM
8 3 (1.64%) iManage
8 3 (1.64%) Tableau
9 2 (1.09%) Apple
9 2 (1.09%) McAfee
9 2 (1.09%) Oracle
9 2 (1.09%) Symantec
9 2 (1.09%) Veritas