Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 67 44
Rank change year-on-year +7 -23 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 185 168 263
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.40% 3.07% 4.45%
As % of the Applications category 42.33% 33.67% 44.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 98 127
South West median daily rate £288 £219 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.54% -27.08% +3.45%
10th Percentile £130 £123 £125
90th Percentile £449 £405 £464
England median daily rate £300 £315 £300
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 20 50
South West median hourly rate £16.50 £13.25 £16.74
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.53% -20.82% +6.25%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.13 £9.73
90th Percentile £42.25 £39.53 £38.75
England median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.30% -6.25% +10.34%

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 437 499 590
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 8.03% 9.13% 9.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 287 322
South West median daily rate £338 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +9.38% -7.78%
10th Percentile £181 £150 £151
90th Percentile £488 £488 £475
England median daily rate £375 £363 £343
% change year-on-year +3.45% +5.84% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 43 91
South West median hourly rate £20.72 £25.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.12% +4.17% +45.45%
10th Percentile £11.91 £10.76 £9.75
90th Percentile £44.94 £43.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 15 August 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 -16 60 £272 +20.89% 25
Wiltshire +2 44 £338 +40.63% 10
Gloucestershire +6 24 £191 +59.38% 7
Somerset +9 18 £205 +28.13% 11
Devon +11 14 £85 -60.47% 10
Dorset +2 12 £350 +52.17% 12
Cornwall -5 5 £264 +8.76% 1
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 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.

1 107 (57.84%) Microsoft
2 89 (48.11%) Windows
3 55 (29.73%) Active Directory
4 53 (28.65%) Windows 7
5 43 (23.24%) Windows 10
6 35 (18.92%) Security Cleared
7 34 (18.38%) Office 365
8 31 (16.76%) Windows Server
8 31 (16.76%) SC Cleared
8 31 (16.76%) Finance
9 30 (16.22%) Microsoft Excel
10 29 (15.68%) Project Management
11 28 (15.14%) ITIL
12 26 (14.05%) Analytical Skills
13 24 (12.97%) SharePoint
14 21 (11.35%) Windows Server 2008
15 19 (10.27%) Agile Software Development
15 19 (10.27%) Problem-Solving
16 17 (9.19%) SQL
16 17 (9.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
17 16 (8.65%) Telecoms
18 15 (8.11%) Skype
18 15 (8.11%) Skype for Business
18 15 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
19 14 (7.57%) SCCM
19 14 (7.57%) Manufacturing
19 14 (7.57%) Migration
19 14 (7.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
20 13 (7.03%) VMware
20 13 (7.03%) Programme Management

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 24 (12.97%) SharePoint
2 15 (8.11%) Skype for Business
3 8 (4.32%) MS Exchange
4 7 (3.78%) IIS
5 5 (2.70%) SAS
6 3 (1.62%) Apache
6 3 (1.62%) Confluence
6 3 (1.62%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.08%) CMS
7 2 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.08%) GeoServer
7 2 (1.08%) Live Communications Server
7 2 (1.08%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.54%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.54%) WordPress
Applications
1 30 (16.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (9.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 11 (5.95%) MS Visio
4 8 (4.32%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (1.62%) Photoshop
6 2 (1.08%) AutoCAD
6 2 (1.08%) InDesign
7 1 (0.54%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.08%) Actimize
2 1 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.54%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 34 (18.38%) Office 365
2 11 (5.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.16%) G Suite
4 2 (1.08%) IaaS
4 2 (1.08%) PaaS
5 1 (0.54%) Basecamp
5 1 (0.54%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.54%) NuGet
5 1 (0.54%) SaaS
5 1 (0.54%) Slack
5 1 (0.54%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.11%) Skype
2 9 (4.86%) DNS
2 9 (4.86%) Firewall
3 8 (4.32%) DHCP
4 7 (3.78%) Ethernet
5 6 (3.24%) TCP/IP
6 5 (2.70%) Internet
6 5 (2.70%) VPN
7 4 (2.16%) SAN
7 4 (2.16%) VoIP
8 3 (1.62%) LAN
8 3 (1.62%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (1.62%) WAN
8 3 (1.62%) Wireless
9 2 (1.08%) Broadband
9 2 (1.08%) Extranet
9 2 (1.08%) Intranet
9 2 (1.08%) NetScaler
9 2 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.54%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.16%) MySQL
3 3 (1.62%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (1.62%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 3 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.62%) MS Access
3 3 (1.62%) QlikView
3 3 (1.62%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.08%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.54%) Big Data
5 1 (0.54%) DB2
5 1 (0.54%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 8 (4.32%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (1.62%) JIRA
2 3 (1.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.08%) MSI
3 2 (1.08%) Subversion
4 1 (0.54%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.54%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.54%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.54%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.54%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.54%) NetBeans
4 1 (0.54%) ReSharper
4 1 (0.54%) Toad
4 1 (0.54%) TortoiseSVN
4 1 (0.54%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 31 (16.76%) Finance
2 16 (8.65%) Telecoms
3 14 (7.57%) Manufacturing
4 11 (5.95%) Electronics
4 11 (5.95%) Marketing
5 8 (4.32%) Aerospace
5 8 (4.32%) Banking
5 8 (4.32%) Military
6 7 (3.78%) Law
7 6 (3.24%) Publishing
8 5 (2.70%) Automotive
9 3 (1.62%) Legal
10 2 (1.08%) Investment Banking
10 2 (1.08%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.54%) Avionics
11 1 (0.54%) Brand Awareness
11 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.54%) Local Government
11 1 (0.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (23.78%) Analyst
2 23 (12.43%) 2nd Line Support
3 20 (10.81%) Desktop Support
4 18 (9.73%) Support Analyst
5 16 (8.65%) Support Engineer
6 13 (7.03%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 13 (7.03%) IT Support
7 12 (6.49%) Service Analyst
7 12 (6.49%) Service Desk Analyst
8 11 (5.95%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 10 (5.41%) Developer
10 9 (4.86%) Project Manager
10 9 (4.86%) Service Desk Support
11 8 (4.32%) 1st Line Support
12 7 (3.78%) Help Desk Support
13 6 (3.24%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
13 6 (3.24%) Architect
13 6 (3.24%) Help Desk Analyst
13 6 (3.24%) Junior
14 5 (2.70%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.24%) .NET
1 6 (3.24%) HTML
2 5 (2.70%) RESTful
3 4 (2.16%) AngularJS
3 4 (2.16%) Flash
3 4 (2.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 4 (2.16%) Web Services
4 3 (1.62%) jQuery
4 3 (1.62%) LDAP
4 3 (1.62%) REST
5 2 (1.08%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.08%) JSON
5 2 (1.08%) Windows SharePoint Services
5 2 (1.08%) XML
6 1 (0.54%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.54%) COM
6 1 (0.54%) CSS
6 1 (0.54%) Entity Framework
6 1 (0.54%) LINQ
6 1 (0.54%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (14.05%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.32%) Blackberry
3 7 (3.78%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.78%) Smartphone
4 6 (3.24%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.70%) Fat Client
5 5 (2.70%) Thin Client
6 4 (2.16%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.16%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 4 (2.16%) iPad
6 4 (2.16%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (2.16%) Social Media
7 3 (1.62%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (1.62%) iPhone
8 2 (1.08%) Graphic Design
8 2 (1.08%) NHS
8 2 (1.08%) PMI
9 1 (0.54%) Clustering
9 1 (0.54%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.54%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 89 (48.11%) Windows
2 53 (28.65%) Windows 7
3 43 (23.24%) Windows 10
4 31 (16.76%) Windows Server
5 21 (11.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (6.49%) Windows 8
8 7 (3.78%) Mac OS
9 6 (3.24%) Solaris
9 6 (3.24%) Unix
9 6 (3.24%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.62%) AIX
10 3 (1.62%) Linux
10 3 (1.62%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.08%) Android
11 2 (1.08%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.54%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.54%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (15.68%) Project Management
2 28 (15.14%) ITIL
3 19 (10.27%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (10.27%) Problem-Solving
4 14 (7.57%) Migration
5 13 (7.03%) Programme Management
6 12 (6.49%) PRINCE2
6 12 (6.49%) Service Delivery
7 9 (4.86%) Risk Management
8 8 (4.32%) Data Protection
8 8 (4.32%) Scrum
8 8 (4.32%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 7 (3.78%) Change Management
9 7 (3.78%) Project Planning
9 7 (3.78%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (3.24%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (3.24%) Digital Marketing
10 6 (3.24%) Document Management
10 6 (3.24%) Requirements Management
11 5 (2.70%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (9.19%) SQL
2 10 (5.41%) PowerShell
3 7 (3.78%) JavaScript
4 6 (3.24%) T-SQL
5 5 (2.70%) C
5 5 (2.70%) VBA
6 4 (2.16%) VB
7 3 (1.62%) XPath
7 3 (1.62%) XQuery
8 2 (1.08%) C#
8 2 (1.08%) PHP
8 2 (1.08%) R
9 1 (0.54%) Delphi
9 1 (0.54%) Java
9 1 (0.54%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.54%) Pascal
9 1 (0.54%) Python
9 1 (0.54%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 35 (18.92%) Security Cleared
2 31 (16.76%) SC Cleared
3 11 (5.95%) Degree
4 10 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (3.78%) MCP
6 5 (2.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (1.62%) ISEB
7 3 (1.62%) MCSA
8 2 (1.08%) APMP
8 2 (1.08%) CISSP
8 2 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.08%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.08%) HNC
8 2 (1.08%) HND
8 2 (1.08%) MCDST
8 2 (1.08%) MCSE
8 2 (1.08%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.08%) PMP
9 1 (0.54%) CREST Certified
9 1 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.49%) PMO
2 5 (2.70%) DO-254
2 5 (2.70%) QA
3 4 (2.16%) SLA
4 3 (1.62%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.08%) GDPR
6 1 (0.54%) ARP4754
6 1 (0.54%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.54%) P3O
System Software
1 55 (29.73%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.16%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.16%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (1.62%) ISA Server
4 3 (1.62%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.62%) XenApp
4 3 (1.62%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.08%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (1.08%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.54%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (7.57%) SCCM
1 14 (7.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 7 (3.78%) Microsoft Intune
2 7 (3.78%) SCOM
3 6 (3.24%) BMC PATROL
4 3 (1.62%) SCSM
4 3 (1.62%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
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
6 1 (0.54%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.54%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.54%) TeamSite
6 1 (0.54%) WSUS
Vendors
1 107 (57.84%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.03%) VMware
3 10 (5.41%) Citrix
4 9 (4.86%) HP
5 7 (3.78%) Adobe
5 7 (3.78%) Meridio
5 7 (3.78%) SAP
6 6 (3.24%) EMC
6 6 (3.24%) iManage
7 5 (2.70%) Google
7 5 (2.70%) Hummingbird
7 5 (2.70%) OpenText
8 4 (2.16%) BT
8 4 (2.16%) Tableau
9 3 (1.62%) CA
9 3 (1.62%) Ivanti
9 3 (1.62%) Oracle
9 3 (1.62%) Symantec
9 3 (1.62%) Veritas
9 3 (1.62%) Wyse