Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 55 44
Rank change year-on-year 0 -11 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 175 192 251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.48% 3.66% 4.27%
As % of the Applications category 45.10% 40.08% 42.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 129 125
South West median daily rate £264 £255 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.38% -7.27% -3.08%
10th Percentile £121 £123 £123
90th Percentile £438 £450 £469
England median daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 13 52
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -23.08% +34.48%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.00 £10.24
90th Percentile £33.90 £39.70 £38.75
England median hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £16.10
% change year-on-year +1.67% -6.83% +15.00%

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 388 479 597
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 7.72% 9.13% 10.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 286 340
South West median daily rate £330 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.54% +1.56% -5.19%
10th Percentile £152 £131 £157
90th Percentile £475 £475 £475
England median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +7.14% +2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 50 80
South West median hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £25.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.45% +8.91% +58.01%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £46.73 £43.75
England median hourly rate £17.31 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +8.19% -3.03% +10.00%

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 21 June 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 21 June 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 21 June 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 -18 58 £225 -18.18% 21
Wiltshire -18 33 £365 +36.45% 9
Gloucestershire +18 25 £195 +62.50% 11
Somerset +13 19 £175 -19.54% 9
Dorset +5 17 £151 -28.33% 10
Devon +8 9 - - 12
Cornwall - 5 £213 -
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 21 June 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.

1 106 (60.57%) Microsoft
2 80 (45.71%) Windows
3 56 (32.00%) Active Directory
4 46 (26.29%) Windows 7
5 45 (25.71%) Office 365
6 32 (18.29%) Microsoft Excel
6 32 (18.29%) Windows 10
7 31 (17.71%) ITIL
8 30 (17.14%) Windows Server
8 30 (17.14%) Security Cleared
9 29 (16.57%) SharePoint
10 28 (16.00%) Finance
10 28 (16.00%) SC Cleared
11 25 (14.29%) Project Management
12 22 (12.57%) SQL
13 21 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
14 20 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
15 18 (10.29%) Windows Server 2012
15 18 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
15 18 (10.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
16 17 (9.71%) Problem-Solving
17 16 (9.14%) MS Exchange
18 14 (8.00%) Citrix
18 14 (8.00%) Manufacturing
18 14 (8.00%) SCCM
19 13 (7.43%) Skype for Business
19 13 (7.43%) Skype
19 13 (7.43%) Migration
19 13 (7.43%) Programme Management
19 13 (7.43%) Service Delivery

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 29 (16.57%) SharePoint
2 16 (9.14%) MS Exchange
3 13 (7.43%) Skype for Business
4 7 (4.00%) SAS
5 6 (3.43%) SharePoint Server
6 5 (2.86%) IIS
7 4 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (1.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (1.71%) Confluence
8 3 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.14%) Apache
9 2 (1.14%) CMS
9 2 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.14%) GeoServer
9 2 (1.14%) Live Communications Server
10 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 32 (18.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (10.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (4.57%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.86%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (1.14%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.57%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.57%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.57%) InDesign
6 1 (0.57%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.14%) Actimize
3 1 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.57%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 45 (25.71%) Office 365
2 12 (6.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.29%) G Suite
4 2 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.57%) Basecamp
5 1 (0.57%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.57%) NuGet
5 1 (0.57%) SaaS
5 1 (0.57%) Slack
5 1 (0.57%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.43%) Firewall
1 13 (7.43%) Skype
2 10 (5.71%) DNS
3 9 (5.14%) DHCP
4 8 (4.57%) Ethernet
5 7 (4.00%) TCP/IP
6 5 (2.86%) SAN
6 5 (2.86%) VoIP
6 5 (2.86%) VPN
7 4 (2.29%) Internet
7 4 (2.29%) LAN
7 4 (2.29%) WAN
8 3 (1.71%) SSL
8 3 (1.71%) Wireless
9 2 (1.14%) Extranet
9 2 (1.14%) Intranet
10 1 (0.57%) NAS
10 1 (0.57%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (0.57%) RS-232
10 1 (0.57%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.57%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.86%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (2.86%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 5 (2.86%) QlikView
3 3 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.14%) MS Access
4 2 (1.14%) MySQL
5 1 (0.57%) Big Data
5 1 (0.57%) DB2
5 1 (0.57%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.57%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (4.57%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (1.71%) JIRA
3 2 (1.14%) MSI
3 2 (1.14%) Subversion
3 2 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.57%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.57%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.57%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.57%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.57%) NetBeans
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.57%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.57%) ReSharper
4 1 (0.57%) Toad
4 1 (0.57%) TortoiseSVN
4 1 (0.57%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 28 (16.00%) Finance
2 14 (8.00%) Manufacturing
3 11 (6.29%) Banking
4 10 (5.71%) Electronics
4 10 (5.71%) Telecoms
5 9 (5.14%) Law
5 9 (5.14%) Marketing
6 8 (4.57%) Military
7 6 (3.43%) Publishing
8 5 (2.86%) Aerospace
8 5 (2.86%) Automotive
8 5 (2.86%) Legal
9 4 (2.29%) Retail
10 3 (1.71%) Retail Banking
11 2 (1.14%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.57%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 42 (24.00%) Analyst
2 18 (10.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 16 (9.14%) Support Analyst
4 15 (8.57%) Desktop Support
5 14 (8.00%) Support Engineer
6 13 (7.43%) Developer
6 13 (7.43%) IT Support
7 10 (5.71%) Service Analyst
7 10 (5.71%) Service Desk Analyst
8 9 (5.14%) 1st Line Support
8 9 (5.14%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 8 (4.57%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 8 (4.57%) Help Desk Analyst
9 8 (4.57%) Help Desk Support
9 8 (4.57%) Project Manager
10 7 (4.00%) Design Engineer
10 7 (4.00%) IT Analyst
11 6 (3.43%) Architect
11 6 (3.43%) Service Desk Support
12 5 (2.86%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.00%) .NET
1 7 (4.00%) HTML
2 6 (3.43%) AngularJS
2 6 (3.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 5 (2.86%) LDAP
3 5 (2.86%) REST
3 5 (2.86%) RESTful
4 4 (2.29%) Flash
4 4 (2.29%) Web Services
5 3 (1.71%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.71%) jQuery
6 2 (1.14%) JSON
6 2 (1.14%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 1 (0.57%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.57%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.57%) Entity Framework
7 1 (0.57%) HTML5
7 1 (0.57%) LINQ
7 1 (0.57%) Razor View Engine
7 1 (0.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.14%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (2.86%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.29%) Blackberry
5 4 (2.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 4 (2.29%) Social Media
6 3 (1.71%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.71%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.71%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.71%) iPhone
6 3 (1.71%) Smartphone
6 3 (1.71%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.14%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.14%) Graphic Design
7 2 (1.14%) iPad
7 2 (1.14%) NHS
7 2 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.57%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 80 (45.71%) Windows
2 46 (26.29%) Windows 7
3 32 (18.29%) Windows 10
4 30 (17.14%) Windows Server
5 21 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (10.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (4.00%) Windows 8
8 6 (3.43%) Windows XP
9 5 (2.86%) Solaris
9 5 (2.86%) Unix
10 3 (1.71%) AIX
10 3 (1.71%) Linux
10 3 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.14%) Android
11 2 (1.14%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.57%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (17.71%) ITIL
2 25 (14.29%) Project Management
3 18 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (9.71%) Problem-Solving
5 13 (7.43%) Migration
5 13 (7.43%) Programme Management
5 13 (7.43%) Service Delivery
6 12 (6.86%) Risk Management
7 11 (6.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (4.57%) CRM
8 8 (4.57%) Scrum
9 7 (4.00%) Document Management
10 6 (3.43%) Analytics
10 6 (3.43%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (3.43%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (3.43%) Decision-Making
11 5 (2.86%) Digital Marketing
11 5 (2.86%) Requirements Management
11 5 (2.86%) Scorecard
11 5 (2.86%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (12.57%) SQL
2 8 (4.57%) JavaScript
3 6 (3.43%) VB
3 6 (3.43%) VBA
4 5 (2.86%) PowerShell
4 5 (2.86%) XPath
4 5 (2.86%) XQuery
5 4 (2.29%) R
5 4 (2.29%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.71%) C
6 3 (1.71%) C#
7 2 (1.14%) PHP
8 1 (0.57%) Delphi
8 1 (0.57%) Java
8 1 (0.57%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.57%) Pascal
8 1 (0.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 30 (17.14%) Security Cleared
2 28 (16.00%) SC Cleared
3 12 (6.86%) Degree
3 12 (6.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (3.43%) MCSA
5 5 (2.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 5 (2.86%) MCP
6 3 (1.71%) HNC
7 2 (1.14%) CISSP
7 2 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.14%) HND
7 2 (1.14%) MCDST
7 2 (1.14%) MCITP
7 2 (1.14%) MCSE
8 1 (0.57%) CISM
8 1 (0.57%) CREST Certified
8 1 (0.57%) CRISC
8 1 (0.57%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.57%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.14%) SLA
2 7 (4.00%) PMO
3 5 (2.86%) Data Quality
3 5 (2.86%) DO-254
4 3 (1.71%) QA
5 2 (1.14%) GDPR
6 1 (0.57%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 56 (32.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.43%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.29%) XenApp
4 4 (2.29%) XenDesktop
5 3 (1.71%) ISA Server
6 2 (1.14%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (1.14%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.57%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.57%) Firmware
7 1 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (8.00%) SCCM
2 13 (7.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (3.43%) SCOM
4 3 (1.71%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.71%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (1.71%) SCSM
4 3 (1.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (1.14%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.14%) Netcool
5 2 (1.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (1.14%) Unicenter
5 2 (1.14%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 1 (0.57%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.57%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 106 (60.57%) Microsoft
2 14 (8.00%) Citrix
3 13 (7.43%) HP
4 12 (6.86%) VMware
5 7 (4.00%) EMC
5 7 (4.00%) Meridio
6 6 (3.43%) Adobe
6 6 (3.43%) iManage
6 6 (3.43%) Tableau
7 5 (2.86%) Cisco
7 5 (2.86%) Google
7 5 (2.86%) Hummingbird
7 5 (2.86%) OpenText
7 5 (2.86%) SAP
8 4 (2.29%) Apple
8 4 (2.29%) Dell
8 4 (2.29%) IBM
8 4 (2.29%) Oracle
8 4 (2.29%) Veeam
9 3 (1.71%) Veritas