The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Sussex with a requirement for MS Office skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office
South East / West Sussex
Rank 49 39 24
Rank change year-on-year -10 -15  
Contract jobs citing MS Office 15 28 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 2.87% 4.67% 7.09%
As % of the Applications category 22.06% 42.42% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 10
Median daily rate £450 £280 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +60.71% -30.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £180 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £315 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £288 £275
% change year-on-year +4.16% +4.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 11
Median hourly rate £15.90 £19.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.46% +25.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.58 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.38 £25.00 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £13.10
% change year-on-year -12.90% +18.34%  

MS Office is in the software application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in West Sussex with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
West Sussex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 68 66 74
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 13.00% 11.02% 14.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 43 35
Median daily rate £436 £314 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.96% -16.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £224 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £514 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +1.51% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 11
Median hourly rate £11.25 £19.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.30% +25.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.30 £25.00 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £14.85
% change year-on-year -9.09% +11.11%  

MS Office
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Sussex citing MS Office as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for MS Office in West Sussex

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MS Office in West Sussex.

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Office in West Sussex

MS Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Office in West Sussex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Office in West Sussex

MS Office
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gatwick -5 5 £450 -
Crawley 0 4 - - 3
East Grinstead - 3 £478 -
Worthing +11 1 - -
Chichester - 1 - -
MS Office
South East

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Sussex region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 34 (87.18%) Microsoft
2 12 (30.77%) Project Management
3 11 (28.21%) Windows
4 9 (23.08%) Active Directory
5 8 (20.51%) MS Visio
5 8 (20.51%) MS Exchange
5 8 (20.51%) PRINCE2
6 7 (17.95%) ISEB
6 7 (17.95%) Office 365
6 7 (17.95%) Line Management
6 7 (17.95%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (15.38%) MS Excel
7 6 (15.38%) Benchmarking
7 6 (15.38%) Finance
7 6 (15.38%) VMware
7 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (12.82%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (12.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 5 (12.82%) Windows 7
9 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (10.26%) Degree
9 4 (10.26%) PMP
9 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (10.26%) SharePoint
9 4 (10.26%) SAP
9 4 (10.26%) DHCP
9 4 (10.26%) TCP/IP
9 4 (10.26%) APMP
9 4 (10.26%) Project Governance

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex 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 8 (20.51%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.26%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.13%) CMS
4 1 (2.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (20.51%) MS Visio
2 6 (15.38%) MS Excel
3 3 (7.69%) MS Project
4 1 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) assyst
2 1 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.56%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.95%) Office 365
2 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (5.13%) Boomi
3 2 (5.13%) IaaS
3 2 (5.13%) iPaaS
3 2 (5.13%) PaaS
3 2 (5.13%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.26%) DHCP
1 4 (10.26%) TCP/IP
2 3 (7.69%) ADSL
2 3 (7.69%) DNS
2 3 (7.69%) Firewall
2 3 (7.69%) NAS
2 3 (7.69%) Network Security
2 3 (7.69%) SSL
2 3 (7.69%) VPN
3 1 (2.56%) WAN
3 1 (2.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
1 2 (5.13%) SAP HANA
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) JIRA
General
1 6 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Banking
2 1 (2.56%) Marketing
2 1 (2.56%) Publishing
2 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (41.03%) Analyst
2 9 (23.08%) Business Analyst
3 8 (20.51%) Project Manager
4 5 (12.82%) Process Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) 1st Line Support
5 4 (10.26%) Architect
5 4 (10.26%) Business Improvement Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Business Process Improvement Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) IT Manager
5 4 (10.26%) IT Project Manager
5 4 (10.26%) Process Improvement Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Support Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Systems Manager
6 3 (7.69%) PMO Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Systems Support
6 3 (7.69%) Systems Support Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Business Change Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) IT Support
7 2 (5.13%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.56%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.56%) Data Structures
2 1 (2.56%) Fintech
2 1 (2.56%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 11 (28.21%) Windows
2 5 (12.82%) Windows 7
3 4 (10.26%) Windows Server
3 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (7.69%) Mac OS X
4 3 (7.69%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.77%) Project Management
2 8 (20.51%) PRINCE2
3 7 (17.95%) Line Management
4 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (15.38%) Benchmarking
5 5 (12.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (10.26%) Escalation Management
6 4 (10.26%) Project Governance
7 3 (7.69%) Business Analysis
7 3 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (7.69%) ITIL
7 3 (7.69%) Migration
7 3 (7.69%) Network Design
7 3 (7.69%) SWOT Analysis
8 2 (5.13%) Critical Path Analysis
8 2 (5.13%) E-Commerce
8 2 (5.13%) Lean Six Sigma
8 2 (5.13%) Matrix Management
8 2 (5.13%) Programme Management
8 2 (5.13%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.56%) PHP
1 1 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (17.95%) ISEB
2 5 (12.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 4 (10.26%) APMP
3 4 (10.26%) Degree
3 4 (10.26%) PMP
4 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (2.56%) MCSA
5 1 (2.56%) MCSE
5 1 (2.56%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) PMO
2 1 (2.56%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.56%) GDPR
System Software
1 9 (23.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 34 (87.18%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.38%) VMware
3 4 (10.26%) SAP
4 3 (7.69%) Apple
4 3 (7.69%) Cisco
4 3 (7.69%) Palo Alto
4 3 (7.69%) SonicWALL
4 3 (7.69%) Veeam
5 2 (5.13%) Ariba
5 2 (5.13%) Concur
5 2 (5.13%) Dell
6 1 (2.56%) Citrix
6 1 (2.56%) Planview