The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 36 40 31
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -9
Contract jobs citing MS Office 283 331 392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 4.89% 4.49% 4.93%
As % of the Applications category 39.03% 37.74% 40.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 195 234
Average daily rate
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£275 £325 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -18.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £147 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £270 £263
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 38 45
Average hourly rate £19.25 £19.55 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -2.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £16.35 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £123.50 £24.60 £22.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
MS Office
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Applications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
725 877 967
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.54% 11.91% 12.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 501 580 658
Average daily rate £365 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £175 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 51 61
Average hourly rate £20.50 £19.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £65.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.12 £16.07
% change year-on-year
-0.76% -5.94%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

MS Office
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the City of London region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

MS Office
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the City of London region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

MS Office Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

1 272 (49.64%) Microsoft
2 243 (44.34%) MS Excel
2 243 (44.34%) Windows
3 166 (30.29%) Active Directory
4 160 (29.20%) Finance
5 153 (27.92%) Windows 7
6 102 (18.61%) MS PowerPoint
7 97 (17.70%) Banking
8 93 (16.97%) ITIL
9 89 (16.24%) Windows XP
10 76 (13.87%) MS Exchange
11 71 (12.96%) SharePoint
12 69 (12.59%) Windows Server 2008
13 62 (11.31%) MS Visio
13 62 (11.31%) Blackberry
14 57 (10.40%) SQL
14 57 (10.40%) MS Project
15 56 (10.22%) Citrix
15 56 (10.22%) Legal
16 55 (10.04%) Degree
17 54 (9.85%) Project Management
18 47 (8.58%) Lotus
18 47 (8.58%) IBM Notes
19 45 (8.21%) PRINCE2
20 42 (7.66%) Law
21 41 (7.48%) Windows Server 2003
22 40 (7.30%) Cisco
23 39 (7.12%) Investment Banking
24 38 (6.93%) VMware
25 37 (6.75%) Migration

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 76 (13.87%) MS Exchange
2 71 (12.96%) SharePoint
3 47 (8.58%) IBM Notes
4 26 (4.74%) Exchange Server 2010
5 22 (4.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 20 (3.65%) CMS
7 13 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2003
8 12 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2007
9 10 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
10 9 (1.64%) WorkSite
11 6 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.91%) Lync
12 5 (0.91%) SAS
12 5 (0.91%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.91%) IIS
12 5 (0.91%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.73%) WordPress
13 4 (0.73%) SharePoint Server
14 3 (0.55%) Confluence
14 3 (0.55%) Documentum
Applications
1 243 (44.34%) MS Excel
2 102 (18.61%) MS PowerPoint
3 62 (11.31%) MS Visio
4 57 (10.40%) MS Project
5 10 (1.82%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (1.64%) Photoshop
7 7 (1.28%) Adobe Captivate
8 4 (0.73%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.55%) RoboHelp
9 3 (0.55%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.36%) InDesign
11 1 (0.18%) GIMP
11 1 (0.18%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.36%) Agresso
3 1 (0.18%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.18%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.18%) Summit
3 1 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.18%) assyst
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.18%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.82%) Office 365
2 2 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.18%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.18%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.38%) WAN
2 23 (4.20%) LAN
3 21 (3.83%) Intranet
4 20 (3.65%) VPN
5 19 (3.47%) DNS
6 17 (3.10%) DHCP
6 17 (3.10%) Firewall
7 14 (2.55%) TCP/IP
8 13 (2.37%) Internet
9 12 (2.19%) VoIP
10 8 (1.46%) SAN
11 7 (1.28%) MPLS
11 7 (1.28%) DSL
11 7 (1.28%) IP Telephony
11 7 (1.28%) BIG-IP
12 6 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (0.91%) Network Security
13 5 (0.91%) Structured Cabling
13 5 (0.91%) Broadband
14 4 (0.73%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (6.57%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.01%) MS Access
3 10 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (1.82%) Oracle Database
3 10 (1.82%) Relational Database
4 6 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (0.91%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (0.91%) RDBMS
6 4 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (0.73%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (0.73%) MySQL
6 4 (0.73%) BusinessObjects XI
7 3 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.55%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.36%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (1.64%) JIRA
2 6 (1.09%) Subversion
3 5 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.73%) Dreamweaver
4 4 (0.73%) Bugzilla
4 4 (0.73%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (0.55%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.36%) RequisitePro
6 2 (0.36%) Serena SBM
6 2 (0.36%) Maven
6 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.18%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.18%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.18%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.18%) Concordion
7 1 (0.18%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.18%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.18%) Selenium
7 1 (0.18%) FitNesse
7 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 160 (29.20%) Finance
2 97 (17.70%) Banking
3 56 (10.22%) Legal
4 42 (7.66%) Law
5 39 (7.12%) Investment Banking
6 23 (4.20%) Telecoms
7 21 (3.83%) Marketing
8 17 (3.10%) Retail
9 12 (2.19%) Publishing
10 11 (2.01%) French Language
11 10 (1.82%) Back Office
12 9 (1.64%) Financial Institution
13 8 (1.46%) Retail Banking
14 7 (1.28%) Advertising
15 6 (1.09%) Front Office
16 5 (0.91%) Billing
17 4 (0.73%) Automotive
18 3 (0.55%) Games
19 2 (0.36%) Manufacturing
19 2 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 210 (38.32%) Analyst
2 60 (10.95%) Support Analyst
3 57 (10.40%) Service Analyst
4 54 (9.85%) Service Desk Analyst
5 45 (8.21%) 2nd Line Support
6 44 (8.03%) Desktop Support
7 39 (7.12%) Support Engineer
8 29 (5.29%) Project Manager
9 26 (4.74%) Business Analyst
10 25 (4.56%) Help Desk Analyst
10 25 (4.56%) 1st Line Support
11 24 (4.38%) Desktop Engineer
12 23 (4.20%) Developer
13 22 (4.01%) Trainer
14 19 (3.47%) Desktop Analyst
15 17 (3.10%) Configuration Analyst
16 16 (2.92%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 16 (2.92%) IT Trainer
16 16 (2.92%) Desktop Support Analyst
17 12 (2.19%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (4.20%) HTML
2 14 (2.55%) .NET
3 12 (2.19%) XML
4 10 (1.82%) CSS
4 10 (1.82%) Web Services
5 5 (0.91%) FIX Protocol
6 4 (0.73%) Swing
6 4 (0.73%) Application Packaging
7 3 (0.55%) Flash
7 3 (0.55%) XSD
7 3 (0.55%) JSP
7 3 (0.55%) J2EE
7 3 (0.55%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.55%) jQuery
8 2 (0.36%) WCF
8 2 (0.36%) WPF
8 2 (0.36%) DHTML
8 2 (0.36%) OLE
8 2 (0.36%) Spring
8 2 (0.36%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 62 (11.31%) Blackberry
2 20 (3.65%) Management Information System
3 19 (3.47%) CMDB
4 13 (2.37%) E-Learning
5 10 (1.82%) Social Media
5 10 (1.82%) iPad
6 8 (1.46%) iPhone
6 8 (1.46%) Equities
6 8 (1.46%) PMI
7 7 (1.28%) Thin Client
7 7 (1.28%) Fat Client
8 6 (1.09%) Derivative
9 5 (0.91%) Computer Science
9 5 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (0.91%) N-Tier
10 4 (0.73%) Statistics
10 4 (0.73%) Market Risk
10 4 (0.73%) Mobile Computing
11 3 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.55%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 243 (44.34%) Windows
2 153 (27.92%) Windows 7
3 89 (16.24%) Windows XP
4 69 (12.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 41 (7.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (3.28%) UNIX
7 15 (2.74%) Windows 8
8 14 (2.55%) Linux
9 8 (1.46%) Windows 2000
9 8 (1.46%) Android
9 8 (1.46%) Mac OS
10 7 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.91%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.55%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.36%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.36%) AIX
13 2 (0.36%) HPUX
13 2 (0.36%) Solaris
14 1 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (16.97%) ITIL
2 54 (9.85%) Project Management
3 45 (8.21%) PRINCE2
4 37 (6.75%) Migration
5 27 (4.93%) Stakeholder Management
6 25 (4.56%) Service Management
7 22 (4.01%) Document Management
8 21 (3.83%) Data Analysis
8 21 (3.83%) Configuration Management
9 20 (3.65%) Problem Management
10 19 (3.47%) CRM
10 19 (3.47%) Business Analysis
10 19 (3.47%) Asset Management
11 18 (3.28%) Workflow
12 15 (2.74%) Service Delivery
13 13 (2.37%) Change Management
13 13 (2.37%) Business Intelligence
13 13 (2.37%) Content Management
14 12 (2.19%) User Acceptance Testing
14 12 (2.19%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (10.40%) SQL
2 19 (3.47%) VBA
3 17 (3.10%) Java
4 10 (1.82%) Perl
5 8 (1.46%) C#
5 8 (1.46%) PowerShell
6 7 (1.28%) C
6 7 (1.28%) PL/SQL
6 7 (1.28%) Shell Script
7 6 (1.09%) T-SQL
7 6 (1.09%) JavaScript
8 5 (0.91%) PHP
8 5 (0.91%) VB
8 5 (0.91%) AWK
8 5 (0.91%) C-shell
9 4 (0.73%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.55%) C++
11 2 (0.36%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.18%) VBScript
12 1 (0.18%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 55 (10.04%) Degree
2 30 (5.47%) Security Cleared
3 16 (2.92%) MOS
4 13 (2.37%) SC Cleared
4 13 (2.37%) DV Cleared
5 12 (2.19%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (2.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 11 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
6 11 (2.01%) ISEB
7 10 (1.82%) PMI Certification
8 8 (1.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 7 (1.28%) MCP
10 5 (0.91%) PMP
11 4 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.73%) MCSE
12 3 (0.55%) CISSP
12 3 (0.55%) MCDST
12 3 (0.55%) CTC Cleared
13 2 (0.36%) MCITP
13 2 (0.36%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.38%) QA
2 20 (3.65%) SLA
3 15 (2.74%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.91%) Basel III
5 4 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.36%) COBIT
6 2 (0.36%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 166 (30.29%) Active Directory
2 25 (4.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.01%) XenApp
4 7 (1.28%) NLBS
5 6 (1.09%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.09%) vSphere
6 5 (0.91%) Xen
6 5 (0.91%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (0.55%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.55%) Terminal Server
7 3 (0.55%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.36%) UAG
8 2 (0.36%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.36%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.18%) Samba
9 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 16 (2.92%) SCCM
2 8 (1.46%) WSUS
2 8 (1.46%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (1.28%) Backup Exec
4 5 (0.91%) NetBackup
5 4 (0.73%) Tivoli
5 4 (0.73%) SCOM
6 3 (0.55%) HP UCMDB
6 3 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.36%) ARCserve
7 2 (0.36%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 2 (0.36%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (0.36%) BMC Marimba
8 1 (0.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.18%) DameWare
8 1 (0.18%) Control-M
8 1 (0.18%) OpenView
8 1 (0.18%) OVSD
Vendors
1 272 (49.64%) Microsoft
2 56 (10.22%) Citrix
3 47 (8.58%) Lotus
4 40 (7.30%) Cisco
5 38 (6.93%) VMware
6 25 (4.56%) Oracle
7 24 (4.38%) ServiceNow
8 22 (4.01%) HP
9 19 (3.47%) Bloomberg
10 18 (3.28%) Reuters
10 18 (3.28%) Adobe
11 14 (2.55%) IBM
11 14 (2.55%) Apple
12 11 (2.01%) CheckPoint
13 10 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
13 10 (1.82%) SAP
14 9 (1.64%) Remedy
15 8 (1.46%) Business Objects
16 7 (1.28%) Symantec
17 6 (1.09%) Dell
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