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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 37 37 42
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Contract jobs citing MS Office 229 275 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 4.35% 4.73% 4.28%
As % of the Applications category 34.75% 37.88% 35.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 176 172
Average daily rate
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£322 £274 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.44% -10.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £153 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £290 £263
% change year-on-year
+2.58% +10.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 32 36
Average hourly rate £14.50 £18.75 £20.55
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.66% -8.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.41 £11.05 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.70 £124.50 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.40 £14.00 £14.22
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -1.54%
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
659 726 864
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.53% 12.50% 12.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 487 499 560
Average daily rate £375 £365 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £165 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 42 52
Average hourly rate £13.98 £20.50 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.80% +6.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £26.40 £63.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.51 £15.50 £15.38
% change year-on-year
-6.38% +0.81%

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015, 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.

1 222 (49.66%) Microsoft
2 181 (40.49%) Windows
3 178 (39.82%) Finance
4 174 (38.93%) MS Excel
5 108 (24.16%) Windows 7
6 96 (21.48%) Active Directory
7 83 (18.57%) Banking
8 78 (17.45%) Project Management
9 73 (16.33%) MS Visio
10 70 (15.66%) ITIL
11 67 (14.99%) MS PowerPoint
12 58 (12.98%) MS Project
13 50 (11.19%) Analytical Skills
14 48 (10.74%) SharePoint
14 48 (10.74%) Blackberry
14 48 (10.74%) Degree
15 47 (10.51%) SQL
16 45 (10.07%) MS Exchange
17 42 (9.40%) Citrix
18 39 (8.72%) PRINCE2
18 39 (8.72%) Windows Server 2008
19 38 (8.50%) SQL Server
19 38 (8.50%) Agile Software Development
20 35 (7.83%) Bloomberg
20 35 (7.83%) Windows XP
21 33 (7.38%) Investment Banking
21 33 (7.38%) Windows 8
22 31 (6.94%) Service Management
22 31 (6.94%) Microsoft Certification
23 30 (6.71%) Cisco

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 48 (10.74%) SharePoint
2 45 (10.07%) MS Exchange
3 17 (3.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 14 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (2.24%) Lync
6 8 (1.79%) WorkSite
7 7 (1.57%) IBM Notes
8 6 (1.34%) IIS
8 6 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.89%) SAS
11 3 (0.67%) CMS
11 3 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.45%) Documentum
13 1 (0.22%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.22%) Lotus Domino
13 1 (0.22%) Apache
13 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 174 (38.93%) MS Excel
2 73 (16.33%) MS Visio
3 67 (14.99%) MS PowerPoint
4 58 (12.98%) MS Project
5 11 (2.46%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (1.34%) Mingle
7 4 (0.89%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.89%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.67%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.67%) PowerPivot
8 3 (0.67%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.22%) QuarkXPress
9 1 (0.22%) RoboHelp
9 1 (0.22%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.22%) InDesign
9 1 (0.22%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.22%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.22%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.67%) Cognos TM1
1 3 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.45%) Temenos T24
2 2 (0.45%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.22%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.22%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.22%) Eikon
3 1 (0.22%) Cognos Controller
3 1 (0.22%) assyst
3 1 (0.22%) Agresso
3 1 (0.22%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.22%) PolarLake
3 1 (0.22%) Endur
3 1 (0.22%) Maximo
3 1 (0.22%) SAP PM
3 1 (0.22%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.03%) Office 365
2 8 (1.79%) SaaS
3 4 (0.89%) Google Apps
4 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.67%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.45%) IaaS
6 1 (0.22%) Yammer
6 1 (0.22%) Amazon Glacier
6 1 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.22%) Force.com
6 1 (0.22%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.22%) PaaS
6 1 (0.22%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 27 (6.04%) TCP/IP
2 24 (5.37%) LAN
3 22 (4.92%) WAN
4 21 (4.70%) Firewall
5 13 (2.91%) VPN
5 13 (2.91%) DNS
6 12 (2.68%) Internet
7 11 (2.46%) DHCP
8 10 (2.24%) VoIP
8 10 (2.24%) MPLS
9 9 (2.01%) DSL
9 9 (2.01%) BIG-IP
10 8 (1.79%) Cisco IOS
10 8 (1.79%) Intranet
11 7 (1.57%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (1.34%) SAN
13 5 (1.12%) HTTP
14 4 (0.89%) Extranet
14 4 (0.89%) LDAP
14 4 (0.89%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (8.50%) SQL Server
2 24 (5.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (2.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (2.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 8 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (1.34%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.34%) MS Access
6 6 (1.34%) Data Mining
6 6 (1.34%) OLAP
7 5 (1.12%) Crystal Reports
7 5 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (1.12%) Microsoft Power View
8 4 (0.89%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (0.89%) DTS
9 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (0.67%) Oracle OLAP
10 2 (0.45%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 9 (2.01%) Selenium
1 9 (2.01%) WebDriver
1 9 (2.01%) SpecFlow
2 4 (0.89%) JIRA
3 3 (0.67%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.22%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.22%) PowerBuilder
5 1 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 178 (39.82%) Finance
2 83 (18.57%) Banking
3 33 (7.38%) Investment Banking
4 25 (5.59%) Law
4 25 (5.59%) Legal
5 16 (3.58%) Financial Institution
6 15 (3.36%) Advertising
7 14 (3.13%) Telecoms
8 10 (2.24%) Retail
9 9 (2.01%) Front Office
10 7 (1.57%) Marketing
11 5 (1.12%) Private Banking
12 4 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.89%) Publishing
12 4 (0.89%) Billing
12 4 (0.89%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.67%) Back Office
14 2 (0.45%) Games
15 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 154 (34.45%) Analyst
2 42 (9.40%) Desktop Support
3 41 (9.17%) Business Analyst
4 36 (8.05%) Support Engineer
5 33 (7.38%) Support Analyst
6 31 (6.94%) Service Desk Analyst
7 30 (6.71%) Project Manager
7 30 (6.71%) Service Analyst
8 29 (6.49%) Developer
9 21 (4.70%) 2nd Line Support
9 21 (4.70%) Desktop Engineer
10 16 (3.58%) Data Analyst
10 16 (3.58%) 1st Line Support
11 15 (3.36%) Consultant
12 14 (3.13%) Administrator
13 13 (2.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 13 (2.91%) Architect
13 13 (2.91%) Desktop Analyst
14 12 (2.68%) IT Support
15 11 (2.46%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (6.04%) .NET
2 11 (2.46%) ASP.NET
2 11 (2.46%) .NET Framework
3 10 (2.24%) WPF
3 10 (2.24%) HTML
3 10 (2.24%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (1.34%) XML
5 3 (0.67%) Web Services
5 3 (0.67%) COM
5 3 (0.67%) CSS
5 3 (0.67%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (0.45%) Application Packaging
6 2 (0.45%) Middleware
7 1 (0.22%) Ajax
7 1 (0.22%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (0.22%) JSON
7 1 (0.22%) Silverlight
7 1 (0.22%) jQuery
7 1 (0.22%) ASP.NET 2.0
7 1 (0.22%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 50 (11.19%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (10.74%) Blackberry
3 16 (3.58%) Management Information System
4 14 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
5 11 (2.46%) iPhone
5 11 (2.46%) iPad
6 10 (2.24%) PMI
7 7 (1.57%) Clustering
7 7 (1.57%) Market Risk
8 6 (1.34%) Fat Client
8 6 (1.34%) Thin Client
9 5 (1.12%) Handset
9 5 (1.12%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.12%) Hedge funds
10 4 (0.89%) Digital Media
10 4 (0.89%) Credit Risk
10 4 (0.89%) User Experience
10 4 (0.89%) BYOD
10 4 (0.89%) CMDB
10 4 (0.89%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 181 (40.49%) Windows
2 108 (24.16%) Windows 7
3 39 (8.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 35 (7.83%) Windows XP
5 33 (7.38%) Windows 8
6 28 (6.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (3.36%) UNIX
8 13 (2.91%) Linux
9 12 (2.68%) Android
10 10 (2.24%) Apple iOS
10 10 (2.24%) Mac OS X
10 10 (2.24%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (1.12%) Mac OS
11 5 (1.12%) Debian
12 4 (0.89%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.45%) AIX
13 2 (0.45%) Solaris
14 1 (0.22%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.22%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (17.45%) Project Management
2 70 (15.66%) ITIL
3 39 (8.72%) PRINCE2
4 38 (8.50%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (6.94%) Service Management
6 26 (5.82%) Business Analysis
7 24 (5.37%) Change Management
8 20 (4.47%) Stakeholder Management
9 19 (4.25%) Migration
9 19 (4.25%) Risk Management
9 19 (4.25%) Data Modelling
10 17 (3.80%) Data Analysis
10 17 (3.80%) User Acceptance Testing
10 17 (3.80%) Analytics
11 15 (3.36%) Change Control
11 15 (3.36%) Asset Management
11 15 (3.36%) SDLC
12 14 (3.13%) Scrum
12 14 (3.13%) Incident Management
13 13 (2.91%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 47 (10.51%) SQL
2 17 (3.80%) VBA
2 17 (3.80%) C#
2 17 (3.80%) PowerShell
3 8 (1.79%) Java
4 7 (1.57%) T-SQL
5 6 (1.34%) VBScript
5 6 (1.34%) VB
5 6 (1.34%) C++
5 6 (1.34%) Perl
6 4 (0.89%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.67%) PL/SQL
7 3 (0.67%) R
8 2 (0.45%) Ruby
8 2 (0.45%) Python
9 1 (0.22%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.22%) AWK
9 1 (0.22%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.22%) ActionScript
9 1 (0.22%) C
Qualifications
1 48 (10.74%) Degree
2 31 (6.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 26 (5.82%) MCSE
4 15 (3.36%) PMI Certification
4 15 (3.36%) Security Cleared
5 10 (2.24%) MOS
6 9 (2.01%) MCSA
6 9 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (1.57%) PMP
8 6 (1.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (1.34%) SC Cleared
9 5 (1.12%) APMP
9 5 (1.12%) DV Cleared
9 5 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 5 (1.12%) MCP
10 4 (0.89%) ISEB
10 4 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.67%) MCDST
11 3 (0.67%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.13%) QA
2 13 (2.91%) SLA
3 3 (0.67%) Solvency II
3 3 (0.67%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.45%) COBIT
5 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.22%) Basel II
5 1 (0.22%) P3O
5 1 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.22%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 96 (21.48%) Active Directory
2 18 (4.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.01%) NLBS
4 8 (1.79%) XenApp
5 7 (1.57%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.89%) Xen
7 3 (0.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 3 (0.67%) vSphere
8 1 (0.22%) PowerHA
8 1 (0.22%) KVM
8 1 (0.22%) RHEV
8 1 (0.22%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.22%) XenServer
8 1 (0.22%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.22%) NFS
8 1 (0.22%) Samba
8 1 (0.22%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 17 (3.80%) SCCM
2 9 (2.01%) WSUS
3 3 (0.67%) SCOM
3 3 (0.67%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (0.67%) DameWare
4 2 (0.45%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.45%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 2 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.45%) Casper Suite
4 2 (0.45%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.45%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.22%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.22%) yum
5 1 (0.22%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 1 (0.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.22%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 222 (49.66%) Microsoft
2 42 (9.40%) Citrix
3 35 (7.83%) Bloomberg
4 30 (6.71%) Cisco
5 23 (5.15%) VMware
6 20 (4.47%) Reuters
6 20 (4.47%) Oracle
7 19 (4.25%) Apple
8 17 (3.80%) CheckPoint
9 11 (2.46%) HP
10 9 (2.01%) IBM
10 9 (2.01%) Red Hat
10 9 (2.01%) WorldPay
11 8 (1.79%) Google
12 7 (1.57%) Lotus
12 7 (1.57%) Adobe
13 5 (1.12%) SAP
13 5 (1.12%) Juniper
13 5 (1.12%) Symantec
13 5 (1.12%) Remedy
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