The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the Canary Wharf region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 8 27 43
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +16
Contract jobs citing MS Office 16 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 14.41% 1.65% 1.70%
As % of the Applications category 55.17% 20.00% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 6
Average daily rate
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£425 £700 £271
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.28% +158.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £700 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £700 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £267 £200 £275
% change year-on-year
+33.37% -27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.93 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-0.53% +3.70%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Canary Wharf region.

Applications Category
Canary Wharf
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
29 15 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 26.13% 8.24% 18.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 7 51
Average daily rate £400 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £385 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.70
% change year-on-year
- -4.45%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Canary Wharf region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Office across the Canary Wharf region.

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

MS Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Canary Wharf

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Canary Wharf region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram in Canary Wharf

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Canary Wharf region.

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Canary Wharf region citing MS Office also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MS Office.

1 16 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 15 (62.50%) Finance
3 9 (37.50%) MS Excel
4 8 (33.33%) Windows
4 8 (33.33%) Project Management
4 8 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 6 (25.00%) Wiki
5 6 (25.00%) SharePoint
5 6 (25.00%) SQL
6 5 (20.83%) MS Project
6 5 (20.83%) SAS
6 5 (20.83%) Cisco
6 5 (20.83%) Management Information System
6 5 (20.83%) Atlassian
6 5 (20.83%) Banking
6 5 (20.83%) Business Analysis
6 5 (20.83%) Open Source
7 4 (16.67%) Confluence
7 4 (16.67%) NetBackup
7 4 (16.67%) WSUS
7 4 (16.67%) Project Planning
7 4 (16.67%) Cisco IPT
7 4 (16.67%) Change Management
7 4 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (16.67%) Symantec
7 4 (16.67%) Veritas
7 4 (16.67%) Terminal Services
7 4 (16.67%) Reuters
7 4 (16.67%) Bloomberg
7 4 (16.67%) UML

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Canary Wharf region citing MS Office also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MS Office. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (20.83%) SAS
3 4 (16.67%) Confluence
4 3 (12.50%) MS Project Server
5 2 (8.33%) Lync
5 2 (8.33%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 5 (20.83%) MS Project
3 3 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (8.33%) Photoshop
5 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
5 1 (4.17%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) Cisco IPT
2 2 (8.33%) LAN
2 2 (8.33%) WAN
2 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.33%) Intranet
2 2 (8.33%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) JUnit
1 1 (4.17%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (4.17%) RequisitePro
1 1 (4.17%) Rational Robot
1 1 (4.17%) Rational Functional Tester
1 1 (4.17%) SoapUI
General
1 15 (62.50%) Finance
2 5 (20.83%) Banking
3 3 (12.50%) Retail
4 2 (8.33%) Publishing
4 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 2 (8.33%) Marketing
5 1 (4.17%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Author
2 5 (20.83%) Technical Author
3 4 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 4 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) IT Support Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) IT Support
4 2 (8.33%) Coordinator
4 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (8.33%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Desktop Support
5 1 (4.17%) Service Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Tester
5 1 (4.17%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (4.17%) SOAP
2 1 (4.17%) XML
2 1 (4.17%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Wiki
2 5 (20.83%) Management Information System
2 5 (20.83%) Open Source
3 4 (16.67%) Client/Server
3 4 (16.67%) PMI
4 2 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (8.33%) Social Media
4 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (8.33%) Graphic Design
5 1 (4.17%) Smartphone
5 1 (4.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (4.17%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 8 (33.33%) Windows
1 8 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (8.33%) Windows XP
2 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Project Management
2 5 (20.83%) Business Analysis
3 4 (16.67%) Project Planning
3 4 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 4 (16.67%) UML
3 4 (16.67%) Change Management
3 4 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (8.33%) Content Management
5 2 (8.33%) Service Management
5 2 (8.33%) ITIL
5 2 (8.33%) Migration
5 2 (8.33%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (8.33%) Matrix Management
5 2 (8.33%) Change Control
6 1 (4.17%) Functional Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Dependency Management
6 1 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (4.17%) System Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) Java
2 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) PMI Certification
2 3 (12.50%) Degree
3 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (4.17%) CISA
3 1 (4.17%) CISSP
3 1 (4.17%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
1 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 4 (16.67%) MetaFrame
1 4 (16.67%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) NetBackup
1 4 (16.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.83%) Cisco
2 5 (20.83%) Atlassian
3 4 (16.67%) Dell
3 4 (16.67%) Citrix
3 4 (16.67%) Veritas
3 4 (16.67%) Reuters
3 4 (16.67%) Bloomberg
3 4 (16.67%) Symantec
4 2 (8.33%) Avaya
5 1 (4.17%) Polycom
5 1 (4.17%) IBM
5 1 (4.17%) HP