Period
to 23 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 40 39
Rank change year-on-year -9 -1 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 191 255 290
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.67% 4.65% 4.68%
As % of the Applications category 44.01% 46.96% 43.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 173 161
South West median daily rate £193 £225 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.26% -35.71% +11.11%
10th Percentile £120 £120 £120
90th Percentile £436 £424 £475
England median daily rate £291 £295 £300
% change year-on-year -1.27% -1.67% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 33 56
South West median hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -22.58% +19.23%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.50 £10.19
90th Percentile £33.75 £23.28 £40.60
England median hourly rate £14.46 £14.45 £14.50
% change year-on-year +0.07% -0.34% +3.57%

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 434 543 667
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 8.33% 9.90% 10.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 348 401
South West median daily rate £325 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -14.29% +3.32%
10th Percentile £128 £124 £125
90th Percentile £463 £500 £475
England median daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 83 85
South West median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £20.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +33.33% +37.50%
10th Percentile £11.48 £10.50 £10.18
90th Percentile £37.50 £42.90 £41.88
England median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year -3.13% +1.59% +5.00%

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 23 February 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 February 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 February 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 -23 59 £174 -35.17% 26
Wiltshire -3 46 £350 +27.27% 15
Gloucestershire +9 26 £188 +56.25% 9
Dorset -1 19 £151 -28.33% 11
Somerset -1 15 £167 +11.33% 9
Devon +2 14 £173 -52.41% 8
Cornwall - 4 - - 10
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 (63.87%) Microsoft
2 100 (52.36%) Windows
3 59 (30.89%) Active Directory
4 58 (30.37%) Office 365
5 45 (23.56%) Windows 7
6 43 (22.51%) ITIL
7 42 (21.99%) Finance
8 38 (19.90%) Microsoft Excel
9 27 (14.14%) Windows 10
9 27 (14.14%) Windows Server
10 26 (13.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 24 (12.57%) Project Management
12 22 (11.52%) SharePoint
12 22 (11.52%) SQL
12 22 (11.52%) MS Exchange
13 21 (10.99%) Analytical Skills
14 20 (10.47%) Migration
15 19 (9.95%) Security Cleared
16 18 (9.42%) Agile Software Development
16 18 (9.42%) SLA
17 17 (8.90%) Windows Server 2012
18 16 (8.38%) SC Cleared
18 16 (8.38%) Windows Server 2008
19 15 (7.85%) MS Visio
20 14 (7.33%) CRM
21 13 (6.81%) SQL Server
21 13 (6.81%) Blackberry
21 13 (6.81%) Banking
21 13 (6.81%) Programme Management
21 13 (6.81%) Stakeholder 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 22 (11.52%) MS Exchange
1 22 (11.52%) SharePoint
2 13 (6.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (5.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 9 (4.71%) SharePoint Server
5 6 (3.14%) Skype for Business
6 5 (2.62%) Confluence
7 4 (2.09%) SAS
8 3 (1.57%) CMS
8 3 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.57%) IIS
9 2 (1.05%) Kentico
10 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.52%) FileNet
10 1 (0.52%) Live Communications Server
10 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.52%) Umbraco
Applications
1 38 (19.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (13.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 15 (7.85%) MS Visio
4 11 (5.76%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (2.62%) SOLIDWORKS
6 2 (1.05%) AutoCAD
6 2 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.52%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 8 (4.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.09%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 58 (30.37%) Office 365
2 7 (3.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.57%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.05%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.52%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.24%) Firewall
2 7 (3.66%) DNS
2 7 (3.66%) LAN
2 7 (3.66%) WAN
3 6 (3.14%) DHCP
4 5 (2.62%) Ethernet
4 5 (2.62%) Internet
4 5 (2.62%) Intranet
4 5 (2.62%) RS-232
4 5 (2.62%) Skype
4 5 (2.62%) VPN
5 4 (2.09%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.57%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (1.57%) SAN
6 3 (1.57%) VoIP
7 2 (1.05%) Extranet
7 2 (1.05%) IP Telephony
7 2 (1.05%) SSL
7 2 (1.05%) Wireless
8 1 (0.52%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.81%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.09%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (2.09%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 4 (2.09%) QlikView
4 2 (1.05%) Clusterpoint
4 2 (1.05%) DB2
5 1 (0.52%) GIS
5 1 (0.52%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.52%) Spatial Data
5 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (2.62%) JIRA
2 3 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.05%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.05%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.05%) NuGet
3 2 (1.05%) ReSharper
3 2 (1.05%) Subversion
3 2 (1.05%) TortoiseSVN
3 2 (1.05%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.52%) MSI
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.52%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.52%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.52%) Toad
General
1 42 (21.99%) Finance
2 13 (6.81%) Banking
3 12 (6.28%) Legal
4 11 (5.76%) Law
5 9 (4.71%) Manufacturing
5 9 (4.71%) Telecoms
6 6 (3.14%) Retail
7 5 (2.62%) Electronics
8 4 (2.09%) Marketing
9 3 (1.57%) Military
10 2 (1.05%) Billing
11 1 (0.52%) Advertising
11 1 (0.52%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.52%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.52%) Publishing
11 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 55 (28.80%) Analyst
2 20 (10.47%) Service Analyst
2 20 (10.47%) Service Desk Analyst
3 18 (9.42%) 2nd Line Support
3 18 (9.42%) Support Analyst
4 16 (8.38%) Desktop Support
4 16 (8.38%) IT Support
4 16 (8.38%) Support Engineer
5 12 (6.28%) 1st Line Support
5 12 (6.28%) Business Analyst
5 12 (6.28%) Project Manager
6 11 (5.76%) Developer
6 11 (5.76%) IT Analyst
7 10 (5.24%) Help Desk Analyst
7 10 (5.24%) Help Desk Support
7 10 (5.24%) Senior Analyst
8 9 (4.71%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
8 9 (4.71%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
8 9 (4.71%) Senior Service Desk Analyst
8 9 (4.71%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.66%) HTML
2 6 (3.14%) AngularJS
2 6 (3.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 6 (3.14%) Web Services
3 5 (2.62%) .NET
4 4 (2.09%) LDAP
4 4 (2.09%) REST
5 3 (1.57%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.05%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.05%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (1.05%) Entity Framework
6 2 (1.05%) HTML5
6 2 (1.05%) jQuery
6 2 (1.05%) LINQ
6 2 (1.05%) Razor View Engine
6 2 (1.05%) RESTful
6 2 (1.05%) SOAP
7 1 (0.52%) CSS
7 1 (0.52%) Sass
7 1 (0.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.99%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.81%) Blackberry
3 9 (4.71%) Driving Licence
3 9 (4.71%) iPhone
3 9 (4.71%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.62%) Social Media
5 4 (2.09%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.09%) Social Network
5 4 (2.09%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.05%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.05%) iPad
6 2 (1.05%) NHS
6 2 (1.05%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.05%) User Experience
7 1 (0.52%) Clustering
7 1 (0.52%) Linked Data
7 1 (0.52%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.52%) Replication
7 1 (0.52%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 100 (52.36%) Windows
2 45 (23.56%) Windows 7
3 27 (14.14%) Windows 10
3 27 (14.14%) Windows Server
4 17 (8.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (8.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (4.71%) Windows 8
7 7 (3.66%) Windows Vista
8 5 (2.62%) Android
9 3 (1.57%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.05%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.52%) Solaris
11 1 (0.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (22.51%) ITIL
2 24 (12.57%) Project Management
3 20 (10.47%) Migration
4 18 (9.42%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (7.33%) CRM
6 13 (6.81%) Programme Management
6 13 (6.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (6.28%) Collaborative Working
8 11 (5.76%) Risk Management
8 11 (5.76%) Time Management
9 10 (5.24%) ITSM
10 9 (4.71%) Service Desk Management
10 9 (4.71%) Ticket Management
11 8 (4.19%) Business Analysis
11 8 (4.19%) Service Delivery
12 7 (3.66%) Data Entry
12 7 (3.66%) PRINCE2
13 6 (3.14%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (3.14%) Service Management
13 6 (3.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 22 (11.52%) SQL
2 11 (5.76%) PowerShell
3 6 (3.14%) JavaScript
3 6 (3.14%) VBA
4 4 (2.09%) C#
4 4 (2.09%) R
4 4 (2.09%) T-SQL
4 4 (2.09%) VB
4 4 (2.09%) XPath
4 4 (2.09%) XQuery
5 3 (1.57%) C
6 1 (0.52%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 19 (9.95%) Security Cleared
2 16 (8.38%) SC Cleared
3 11 (5.76%) Degree
4 7 (3.66%) HNC
5 5 (2.62%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.57%) CCNA
6 3 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.57%) MCSA
7 2 (1.05%) HND
7 2 (1.05%) MCITP
8 1 (0.52%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (0.52%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.52%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (9.42%) SLA
2 4 (2.09%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.09%) PMO
3 1 (0.52%) GDPR
3 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 59 (30.89%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.14%) XenApp
3 5 (2.62%) Firmware
4 4 (2.09%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.57%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.57%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.05%) ISA Server
6 2 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (5.76%) SCCM
2 3 (1.57%) AirWatch
2 3 (1.57%) Backup Exec
2 3 (1.57%) SCOM
2 3 (1.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.52%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.52%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 122 (63.87%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.28%) Cisco
2 12 (6.28%) Citrix
3 10 (5.24%) HP
4 9 (4.71%) IBM
5 7 (3.66%) VMware
6 5 (2.62%) Capita
6 5 (2.62%) Dell
6 5 (2.62%) EMC
6 5 (2.62%) Remedy
7 4 (2.09%) Apple
7 4 (2.09%) BMC
7 4 (2.09%) SAP
7 4 (2.09%) Tableau
8 2 (1.05%) Adobe
8 2 (1.05%) Avaya
8 2 (1.05%) CommVault
8 2 (1.05%) Sonus
8 2 (1.05%) Veeam
9 1 (0.52%) Oracle