Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 50 78 66
Rank change year-on-year +28 -12 -26
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 292 178 167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.55% 2.95% 3.04%
As % of the Applications category 49.08% 39.04% 34.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 87 103
South West median daily rate £330 £320 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +28.00% -
10th Percentile £118 £130 £124
90th Percentile £504 £438 £435
England median daily rate £295 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -1.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 34 17
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.66 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.88% +0.89% +37.25%
10th Percentile £13.12 £10.91 £10.13
90th Percentile £42.73 £46.75 £33.30
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £14.20
% change year-on-year +3.23% +9.15% -5.33%

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 595 456 485
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 9.27% 7.55% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 243 292
South West median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - +12.90%
10th Percentile £130 £187 £147
90th Percentile £523 £488 £488
England median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +6.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 51 42
South West median hourly rate £34.50 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.00% - +13.64%
10th Percentile £14.11 £13.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.00 £46.75 £42.13
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% -3.03%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +29 112 £418 +23.70% 25
Wiltshire +20 89 £264 -17.00% 18
Dorset +17 27 £195 -44.29% 26
Gloucestershire -9 23 £413 +111.54% 24
Devon -7 18 £333 +291.18% 14
Somerset 0 17 £166 -46.80% 10
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 229 (78.42%) Microsoft
2 147 (50.34%) Windows
3 98 (33.56%) Active Directory
4 97 (33.22%) Windows 7
5 94 (32.19%) Office 365
6 92 (31.51%) Windows 10
7 88 (30.14%) Security Cleared
8 69 (23.63%) Microsoft Excel
9 66 (22.60%) ITIL
10 63 (21.58%) SharePoint
11 61 (20.89%) SC Cleared
12 50 (17.12%) Agile Software Development
13 47 (16.10%) Finance
14 46 (15.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
15 37 (12.67%) SCCM
16 35 (11.99%) Project Management
17 30 (10.27%) MS Visio
17 30 (10.27%) DevOps
17 30 (10.27%) Analytical Skills
18 27 (9.25%) SQL
18 27 (9.25%) Document Management
18 27 (9.25%) Problem-Solving
19 26 (8.90%) DV Cleared
20 25 (8.56%) Smartphone
20 25 (8.56%) Migration
21 24 (8.22%) SQL Server
21 24 (8.22%) Windows Server
22 23 (7.88%) MS Exchange
23 22 (7.53%) PRINCE2
23 22 (7.53%) Service 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 63 (21.58%) SharePoint
2 23 (7.88%) MS Exchange
3 11 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (2.05%) Skype for Business
5 4 (1.37%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.68%) WordPress
7 1 (0.34%) CMS
7 1 (0.34%) IIS
7 1 (0.34%) Liferay
7 1 (0.34%) SAS
7 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 69 (23.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 46 (15.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 30 (10.27%) MS Visio
4 20 (6.85%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (1.37%) Acrobat
6 3 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.34%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.34%) Sketch
7 1 (0.34%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (4.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (4.45%) Elite 3E
3 4 (1.37%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (1.03%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 2 (0.68%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.34%) Magento
6 1 (0.34%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 94 (32.19%) Office 365
2 20 (6.85%) Azure
3 10 (3.42%) AWS
4 6 (2.05%) Power Platform
5 3 (1.03%) SaaS
6 2 (0.68%) Azure Stack
6 2 (0.68%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.68%) Yammer
7 1 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (6.16%) VPN
2 16 (5.48%) TCP/IP
3 12 (4.11%) LAN
4 11 (3.77%) WAN
5 9 (3.08%) Internet
6 8 (2.74%) Firewall
6 8 (2.74%) Skype
7 7 (2.40%) DNS
8 5 (1.71%) Ethernet
8 5 (1.71%) Intranet
9 4 (1.37%) Network Security
10 3 (1.03%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (1.03%) Wireless
11 2 (0.68%) DHCP
11 2 (0.68%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (0.68%) SAN
12 1 (0.34%) BGP
12 1 (0.34%) NAS
12 1 (0.34%) OSPF
12 1 (0.34%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.22%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (2.05%) Power BI
4 4 (1.37%) QlikView
5 3 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.68%) EDRMS
6 2 (0.68%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (0.68%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.34%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.34%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.34%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.34%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.34%) Logi Info
7 1 (0.34%) MS Access
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.34%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 4 (1.37%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (1.03%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (0.68%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.34%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.34%) JIRA
4 1 (0.34%) MSI
4 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio
General
1 47 (16.10%) Finance
2 20 (6.85%) Billing
3 19 (6.51%) Public Sector
4 15 (5.14%) Legal
5 9 (3.08%) Publishing
6 7 (2.40%) Marketing
7 5 (1.71%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.37%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.03%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.68%) Advertising
10 2 (0.68%) Local Government
10 2 (0.68%) Retail
11 1 (0.34%) Electronics
11 1 (0.34%) Front Office
11 1 (0.34%) Law
11 1 (0.34%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 53 (18.15%) Analyst
2 45 (15.41%) Support Engineer
3 22 (7.53%) 2nd Line Support
3 22 (7.53%) Project Manager
4 21 (7.19%) IT Support
5 15 (5.14%) 1st Line Support
6 14 (4.79%) Business Analyst
6 14 (4.79%) Support Analyst
7 13 (4.45%) Applications Engineer
7 13 (4.45%) Applications Support
7 13 (4.45%) Applications Support Engineer
8 12 (4.11%) Desktop Support
8 12 (4.11%) IT Engineer
8 12 (4.11%) IT Support Engineer
9 10 (3.42%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 10 (3.42%) Administrator
9 10 (3.42%) Coordinator
9 10 (3.42%) Test Engineer
10 9 (3.08%) IT Analyst
11 8 (2.74%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.74%) Web Services
2 7 (2.40%) .NET
3 6 (2.05%) HTML
4 4 (1.37%) Middleware
5 3 (1.03%) CSS
5 3 (1.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (0.68%) Ajax
6 2 (0.68%) jQuery
6 2 (0.68%) LESS
6 2 (0.68%) Sass
7 1 (0.34%) HTML5
7 1 (0.34%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.27%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (8.56%) Smartphone
3 18 (6.16%) Self-Motivation
4 14 (4.79%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.74%) Driving Licence
5 8 (2.74%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.37%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.37%) Data Structures
6 4 (1.37%) User Experience
7 3 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.03%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.03%) NHS
7 3 (1.03%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.03%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.03%) Social Media
8 2 (0.68%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.68%) CMDB
8 2 (0.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (0.68%) iPhone
8 2 (0.68%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 147 (50.34%) Windows
2 97 (33.22%) Windows 7
3 92 (31.51%) Windows 10
4 24 (8.22%) Windows Server
5 15 (5.14%) Linux
6 14 (4.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (4.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (2.40%) CentOS
8 6 (2.05%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.37%) Mac OS
10 3 (1.03%) Android
10 3 (1.03%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.03%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.34%) Debian
12 1 (0.34%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (22.60%) ITIL
2 50 (17.12%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (11.99%) Project Management
4 30 (10.27%) DevOps
5 27 (9.25%) Document Management
5 27 (9.25%) Problem-Solving
6 25 (8.56%) Migration
7 22 (7.53%) PRINCE2
7 22 (7.53%) Programme Delivery
7 22 (7.53%) Service Management
8 21 (7.19%) Incident Management
9 20 (6.85%) Waterfall
10 18 (6.16%) Data Modelling
10 18 (6.16%) Stakeholder Management
11 16 (5.48%) Project Delivery
12 15 (5.14%) CRM
13 14 (4.79%) Change Management
13 14 (4.79%) Test Strategy
14 13 (4.45%) Practice Management
15 12 (4.11%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 27 (9.25%) SQL
2 15 (5.14%) PowerShell
3 6 (2.05%) T-SQL
4 5 (1.71%) Java
5 3 (1.03%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.03%) MATLAB
5 3 (1.03%) Python
6 2 (0.68%) VBA
7 1 (0.34%) C#
7 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.34%) R
7 1 (0.34%) VB
7 1 (0.34%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 88 (30.14%) Security Cleared
2 61 (20.89%) SC Cleared
3 26 (8.90%) DV Cleared
4 17 (5.82%) ITIL Certification
5 15 (5.14%) Degree
6 13 (4.45%) ISTQB
6 13 (4.45%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (3.08%) ISEB
8 6 (2.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 6 (2.05%) MCSE
9 4 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.37%) MCP
9 4 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (1.03%) BC Cleared
10 3 (1.03%) CCNP
10 3 (1.03%) CEH
10 3 (1.03%) MCSA
10 3 (1.03%) Postgraduate
11 2 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.68%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.11%) QA
1 12 (4.11%) SLA
2 6 (2.05%) PMO
3 3 (1.03%) GDPR
3 3 (1.03%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.68%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.34%) COSHH
5 1 (0.34%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.34%) PMBOK
System Software
1 98 (33.56%) Active Directory
2 14 (4.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.74%) XenApp
4 7 (2.40%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.71%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (1.71%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (1.03%) BitLocker
6 3 (1.03%) Docker
7 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.68%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 37 (12.67%) SCCM
2 11 (3.77%) SCOM
3 4 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (1.37%) SCVMM
3 4 (1.37%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (0.68%) WSUS
5 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 229 (78.42%) Microsoft
2 17 (5.82%) Citrix
3 15 (5.14%) VMware
4 13 (4.45%) iManage
4 13 (4.45%) LexisNexis
5 9 (3.08%) HP
5 9 (3.08%) McAfee
6 7 (2.40%) Adobe
6 7 (2.40%) Oracle
7 6 (2.05%) Apple
7 6 (2.05%) Cisco
7 6 (2.05%) Remedy
8 5 (1.71%) Symantec
9 4 (1.37%) BMC
9 4 (1.37%) Lotus
9 4 (1.37%) MobileIron
9 4 (1.37%) ServiceNow
10 3 (1.03%) Fujitsu
10 3 (1.03%) IBM
10 3 (1.03%) Ivanti