Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 54 42
Rank change year-on-year -24 -12 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 186 200 268
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.91% 3.61% 4.73%
As % of the Applications category 40.52% 40.73% 46.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 124 158
South West median daily rate £313 £250 £232
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +7.76% -33.71%
10th Percentile £123 £124 £122
90th Percentile £438 £454 £445
England median daily rate £300 £295 £300
% change year-on-year +1.69% -1.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 31 50
South West median hourly rate £17.00 £13.21 £12.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.69% +6.75% -20.16%
10th Percentile £10.84 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £44.69 £33.50 £40.50
England median hourly rate £15.19 £14.00 £14.74
% change year-on-year +8.50% -4.99% +5.25%

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 459 491 576
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 7.19% 8.86% 10.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 294 337
South West median daily rate £350 £350 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.90% -11.43%
10th Percentile £150 £143 £129
90th Percentile £495 £488 £483
England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 59 104
South West median hourly rate £27.50 £22.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -8.33% +37.14%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.78 £10.50
90th Percentile £44.75 £37.75 £43.00
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 9 December 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 0 75 £344 +105.22% 26
Wiltshire -38 42 £289 -18.66% 16
Devon +13 21 £122 -42.49% 13
Somerset -10 17 £325 +94.61% 4
Gloucestershire -17 15 £200 -50.92% 9
Dorset -2 10 £275 +37.33% 19
Cornwall -8 3 £358 +47.42% 3
Avon - 1 - -
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 122 (65.59%) Microsoft
2 85 (45.70%) Windows
3 52 (27.96%) Office 365
4 48 (25.81%) Windows 7
5 45 (24.19%) Active Directory
6 43 (23.12%) Windows 10
7 38 (20.43%) Security Cleared
7 38 (20.43%) Finance
8 36 (19.35%) Project Management
9 31 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
10 30 (16.13%) SC Cleared
10 30 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
11 28 (15.05%) Windows Server
11 28 (15.05%) SQL
12 26 (13.98%) SharePoint
13 25 (13.44%) Agile Software Development
14 23 (12.37%) Problem-Solving
15 21 (11.29%) Telecoms
16 20 (10.75%) Microsoft Project
16 20 (10.75%) ITIL
16 20 (10.75%) SCCM
17 19 (10.22%) PRINCE2
17 19 (10.22%) Manufacturing
18 18 (9.68%) Programme Management
18 18 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
19 17 (9.14%) PMO
19 17 (9.14%) Skype
20 16 (8.60%) SAP
20 16 (8.60%) SQL Server
20 16 (8.60%) Electronics

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 26 (13.98%) SharePoint
2 14 (7.53%) Skype for Business
3 8 (4.30%) MS Exchange
4 6 (3.23%) IIS
5 5 (2.69%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (2.15%) Apache
6 4 (2.15%) MS Project Server
7 2 (1.08%) Confluence
7 2 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.08%) Live Communications Server
8 1 (0.54%) CMS
8 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.54%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.54%) WordPress
Applications
1 31 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (10.75%) Microsoft Project
3 16 (8.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (6.45%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.08%) InDesign
5 2 (1.08%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.54%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.54%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.54%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 52 (27.96%) Office 365
2 7 (3.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.69%) IaaS
3 5 (2.69%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.14%) Skype
2 8 (4.30%) DHCP
2 8 (4.30%) DNS
2 8 (4.30%) NetScaler
3 7 (3.76%) Intranet
4 6 (3.23%) Remote Desktop
4 6 (3.23%) TCP/IP
5 5 (2.69%) Broadband
6 4 (2.15%) Internet
6 4 (2.15%) SAN
6 4 (2.15%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (1.61%) VPN
8 2 (1.08%) Ethernet
8 2 (1.08%) Firewall
8 2 (1.08%) LAN
8 2 (1.08%) SSL
8 2 (1.08%) WAAS
9 1 (0.54%) WAN
9 1 (0.54%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.60%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (3.23%) RDBMS
3 6 (3.23%) Relational Database
3 6 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.69%) MS Access
4 5 (2.69%) MySQL
4 5 (2.69%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.15%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (2.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.61%) OLAP
6 3 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.61%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.08%) Power BI
8 1 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.54%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 8 (4.30%) Rational DOORS
1 8 (4.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (3.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (2.15%) JIRA
4 2 (1.08%) AdminStudio
4 2 (1.08%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.08%) NetBeans
5 1 (0.54%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.54%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.54%) MSI
5 1 (0.54%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.54%) Toad
5 1 (0.54%) Visual Studio
General
1 38 (20.43%) Finance
2 21 (11.29%) Telecoms
3 19 (10.22%) Manufacturing
4 16 (8.60%) Electronics
5 15 (8.06%) Marketing
6 9 (4.84%) Aerospace
6 9 (4.84%) Military
7 6 (3.23%) Banking
8 3 (1.61%) Legal
9 2 (1.08%) Automotive
9 2 (1.08%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.08%) Law
9 2 (1.08%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.54%) Back Office
10 1 (0.54%) Billing
10 1 (0.54%) Brand Awareness
10 1 (0.54%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.54%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 53 (28.49%) Analyst
2 22 (11.83%) Support Engineer
3 17 (9.14%) Service Analyst
3 17 (9.14%) Service Desk Analyst
4 14 (7.53%) 2nd Line Support
4 14 (7.53%) Support Analyst
5 13 (6.99%) Desktop Support
6 11 (5.91%) Consultant
6 11 (5.91%) IT Support
7 9 (4.84%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 8 (4.30%) IT Analyst
8 8 (4.30%) PMO Analyst
9 7 (3.76%) Administrator
9 7 (3.76%) Delivery Manager
9 7 (3.76%) Developer
9 7 (3.76%) Project Manager
9 7 (3.76%) Service Desk Support
10 6 (3.23%) Citrix Specialist
10 6 (3.23%) Desktop Engineer
10 6 (3.23%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.08%) HTML
1 2 (1.08%) Web Services
1 2 (1.08%) Windows SharePoint Services
1 2 (1.08%) XML
2 1 (0.54%) .NET
2 1 (0.54%) COM
2 1 (0.54%) CSS
2 1 (0.54%) Flash
2 1 (0.54%) REST
2 1 (0.54%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 30 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.38%) Fat Client
2 10 (5.38%) Social Media
2 10 (5.38%) Thin Client
3 8 (4.30%) Blackberry
4 7 (3.76%) iPhone
4 7 (3.76%) Smartphone
5 6 (3.23%) Driving Licence
5 6 (3.23%) PMI
6 5 (2.69%) Data Structures
6 5 (2.69%) iPad
7 4 (2.15%) PKI
8 3 (1.61%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.08%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.08%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.08%) Device Driver
9 2 (1.08%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (1.08%) NHS
9 2 (1.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 85 (45.70%) Windows
2 48 (25.81%) Windows 7
3 43 (23.12%) Windows 10
4 28 (15.05%) Windows Server
5 18 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (5.91%) Mac OS
7 10 (5.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (4.30%) Windows 8
9 7 (3.76%) Apple iOS
10 4 (2.15%) Solaris
10 4 (2.15%) Unix
11 2 (1.08%) Android
11 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.08%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.54%) Linux
12 1 (0.54%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (19.35%) Project Management
2 25 (13.44%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (12.37%) Problem-Solving
4 20 (10.75%) ITIL
5 19 (10.22%) PRINCE2
6 18 (9.68%) Programme Management
7 15 (8.06%) Business Intelligence
7 15 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (7.53%) Digital Marketing
9 12 (6.45%) Risk Management
10 11 (5.91%) Data Analysis
11 10 (5.38%) Service Delivery
11 10 (5.38%) Virtual Environments
12 9 (4.84%) Migration
12 9 (4.84%) Project Planning
13 8 (4.30%) Application Virtualisation
13 8 (4.30%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 7 (3.76%) Creative Thinking
14 7 (3.76%) Data Protection
14 7 (3.76%) Programme Delivery
Programming Languages
1 28 (15.05%) SQL
2 15 (8.06%) PowerShell
2 15 (8.06%) T-SQL
3 6 (3.23%) C
4 5 (2.69%) VBA
5 3 (1.61%) MATLAB
5 3 (1.61%) Python
6 2 (1.08%) Java
6 2 (1.08%) Java 8
6 2 (1.08%) VB
7 1 (0.54%) C#
7 1 (0.54%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 38 (20.43%) Security Cleared
2 30 (16.13%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.30%) Degree
4 7 (3.76%) DV Cleared
5 6 (3.23%) ISEB
5 6 (3.23%) PMI Certification
6 4 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.61%) APMP
7 3 (1.61%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.61%) MCP
7 3 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (1.08%) A+ Certification
8 2 (1.08%) PMP
8 2 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.54%) CIMA
9 1 (0.54%) HNC
9 1 (0.54%) HND
9 1 (0.54%) ICAEW
9 1 (0.54%) MCDST
9 1 (0.54%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (9.14%) PMO
2 11 (5.91%) QA
3 8 (4.30%) SLA
4 2 (1.08%) ARP4754
4 2 (1.08%) DO-254
4 2 (1.08%) P3O
5 1 (0.54%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 45 (24.19%) Active Directory
2 12 (6.45%) Microsoft App-V
2 12 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.38%) Virtual Desktop
3 10 (5.38%) XenApp
4 8 (4.30%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (4.30%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.08%) ISA Server
5 2 (1.08%) vSphere
6 1 (0.54%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 20 (10.75%) SCCM
2 8 (4.30%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (3.23%) BMC PATROL
3 6 (3.23%) SCOM
4 3 (1.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (1.08%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.08%) Netcool
5 2 (1.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (1.08%) Unicenter
5 2 (1.08%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 2 (1.08%) WSUS
6 1 (0.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.54%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 122 (65.59%) Microsoft
2 16 (8.60%) SAP
3 15 (8.06%) VMware
4 14 (7.53%) Citrix
5 8 (4.30%) CA
5 8 (4.30%) Ivanti
5 8 (4.30%) Wyse
6 6 (3.23%) HP
6 6 (3.23%) IBM
7 5 (2.69%) Apple
7 5 (2.69%) ServiceNow
8 4 (2.15%) Dell
8 4 (2.15%) EMC
8 4 (2.15%) Meridio
8 4 (2.15%) Oracle
9 2 (1.08%) Adobe
9 2 (1.08%) Cisco
9 2 (1.08%) Hummingbird
9 2 (1.08%) OpenText
9 2 (1.08%) Veritas