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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 44 38 32
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -6
Contract jobs citing MS Office 199 254 297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.87% 4.38% 5.19%
As % of the Applications category 36.58% 38.25% 43.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 148 182
Average daily rate
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£325 £275 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -10.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 27 21
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +14.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £11.95 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.20 £24.40 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%
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
544 664 685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.59% 11.45% 11.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 444 468
Average daily rate £375 £350 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £170 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 32 34
Average hourly rate £14.93 £17.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.20% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £12.00 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.25 £22.90 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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.

1 273 (54.71%) Microsoft
2 242 (48.50%) MS Excel
3 219 (43.89%) Windows
4 143 (28.66%) Finance
5 124 (24.85%) Windows 7
6 123 (24.65%) Active Directory
7 95 (19.04%) Banking
8 87 (17.43%) Windows XP
9 73 (14.63%) ITIL
10 71 (14.23%) Blackberry
11 66 (13.23%) SQL
12 59 (11.82%) MS Project
12 59 (11.82%) Project Management
13 57 (11.42%) MS PowerPoint
14 55 (11.02%) MS Exchange
15 53 (10.62%) SharePoint
16 49 (9.82%) MS Visio
17 48 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
18 44 (8.82%) Investment Banking
19 43 (8.62%) PRINCE2
19 43 (8.62%) SQL Server
20 41 (8.22%) Citrix
21 35 (7.01%) Degree
21 35 (7.01%) Agile Software Development
22 34 (6.81%) VPN
22 34 (6.81%) Windows Server 2008
23 33 (6.61%) Migration
24 31 (6.21%) Stakeholder Management
25 30 (6.01%) Legal
25 30 (6.01%) VMware

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 55 (11.02%) MS Exchange
2 53 (10.62%) SharePoint
3 21 (4.21%) IBM Notes
3 21 (4.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 18 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (2.20%) Lync
6 9 (1.80%) CMS
7 8 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (1.20%) IIS
9 5 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.80%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.80%) Office Communications Server
10 4 (0.80%) WorkSite
10 4 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.60%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.40%) SAP Portal
12 2 (0.40%) Confluence
Applications
1 242 (48.50%) MS Excel
2 59 (11.82%) MS Project
3 57 (11.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 49 (9.82%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.40%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (1.00%) PowerPivot
7 4 (0.80%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.80%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.80%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.80%) InDesign
8 2 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.40%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.40%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.20%) MicroStation
9 1 (0.20%) ProjectWise
9 1 (0.20%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 9 (1.80%) assyst
1 9 (1.80%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.80%) Markit EDM
2 4 (0.80%) IntelliMatch
3 2 (0.40%) Temenos T24
3 2 (0.40%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (0.40%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.20%) SAP EBP
4 1 (0.20%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.20%) Temenos Globus
4 1 (0.20%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.20%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.20%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.20%) Eikon
4 1 (0.20%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.21%) Office 365
2 12 (2.40%) Google Apps
3 5 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.60%) PaaS
4 3 (0.60%) IaaS
5 1 (0.20%) Taleo
5 1 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (6.81%) VPN
2 28 (5.61%) LAN
3 22 (4.41%) DNS
4 21 (4.21%) WAN
4 21 (4.21%) TCP/IP
5 20 (4.01%) Internet
5 20 (4.01%) Wireless
6 18 (3.61%) DHCP
7 14 (2.81%) Wi-Fi
8 11 (2.20%) VoIP
8 11 (2.20%) Firewall
9 10 (2.00%) SAN
10 9 (1.80%) VLAN
11 7 (1.40%) FTP
12 5 (1.00%) Ethernet
12 5 (1.00%) Intranet
12 5 (1.00%) Cisco IOS
12 5 (1.00%) Unified Communications
13 4 (0.80%) Network Security
13 4 (0.80%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (8.62%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (2.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (1.40%) MS Access
5 7 (1.40%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (1.20%) Data Mining
7 5 (1.00%) Crystal Reports
7 5 (1.00%) QlikView
7 5 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (0.80%) Cognos Query Studio
8 4 (0.80%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 4 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (0.80%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.60%) Data Mart
9 3 (0.60%) OLAP
9 3 (0.60%) MySQL
9 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 6 (1.20%) JIRA
2 5 (1.00%) Dreamweaver
2 5 (1.00%) TestDirector
3 4 (0.80%) Subversion
4 3 (0.60%) Maven
4 3 (0.60%) TeamCity
4 3 (0.60%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.60%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.60%) MSI
5 2 (0.40%) Serena SBM
5 2 (0.40%) JUnit
5 2 (0.40%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (0.40%) RequisitePro
5 2 (0.40%) Rational Robot
5 2 (0.40%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 2 (0.40%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.40%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 143 (28.66%) Finance
2 95 (19.04%) Banking
3 44 (8.82%) Investment Banking
4 30 (6.01%) Legal
5 29 (5.81%) Law
6 20 (4.01%) Financial Institution
7 16 (3.21%) Telecoms
7 16 (3.21%) Retail
8 9 (1.80%) Publishing
8 9 (1.80%) Marketing
9 8 (1.60%) Billing
9 8 (1.60%) Front Office
9 8 (1.60%) Back Office
10 7 (1.40%) Spanish Language
11 5 (1.00%) Advertising
12 4 (0.80%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.60%) German Language
14 2 (0.40%) Dutch Language
15 1 (0.20%) French Language
15 1 (0.20%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 163 (32.67%) Analyst
2 56 (11.22%) Service Analyst
3 53 (10.62%) Service Desk Analyst
4 43 (8.62%) Desktop Support
5 39 (7.82%) Support Analyst
6 38 (7.62%) Support Engineer
7 36 (7.21%) Developer
8 29 (5.81%) Desktop Engineer
9 27 (5.41%) Project Manager
10 24 (4.81%) Administrator
11 23 (4.61%) 2nd Line Support
11 23 (4.61%) Business Analyst
12 22 (4.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 19 (3.81%) Help Desk Analyst
14 16 (3.21%) Coordinator
15 13 (2.61%) Consultant
16 11 (2.20%) Test Manager
16 11 (2.20%) Desktop Analyst
16 11 (2.20%) IT Support
17 10 (2.00%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.81%) HTML
2 15 (3.01%) .NET
3 11 (2.20%) XML
4 6 (1.20%) WPF
5 5 (1.00%) CSS
6 4 (0.80%) Application Packaging
6 4 (0.80%) jQuery
6 4 (0.80%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (0.60%) JSON
8 2 (0.40%) HTML5
8 2 (0.40%) JSTL
8 2 (0.40%) Ajax
8 2 (0.40%) XMPP
8 2 (0.40%) JSP
8 2 (0.40%) Servlets
8 2 (0.40%) SOAP
8 2 (0.40%) Web Services
8 2 (0.40%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.20%) COM
9 1 (0.20%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 71 (14.23%) Blackberry
2 48 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (3.81%) iPhone
4 14 (2.81%) Hedge funds
5 12 (2.40%) Mobile App
6 11 (2.20%) iPad
6 11 (2.20%) Video Conferencing
6 11 (2.20%) Management Information System
6 11 (2.20%) Handset
6 11 (2.20%) Computer Science
7 10 (2.00%) Fat Client
7 10 (2.00%) NHS
7 10 (2.00%) Thin Client
8 9 (1.80%) Smartphone
9 8 (1.60%) User Experience
10 6 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.20%) Derivative
10 6 (1.20%) Statistics
10 6 (1.20%) CMDB
10 6 (1.20%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 219 (43.89%) Windows
2 124 (24.85%) Windows 7
3 87 (17.43%) Windows XP
4 34 (6.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (5.41%) Apple iOS
6 26 (5.21%) Android
7 21 (4.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (2.61%) Mac OS
9 12 (2.40%) Linux
10 11 (2.20%) Windows 8
11 10 (2.00%) Mac OS X
11 10 (2.00%) UNIX
12 8 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (1.20%) Windows Vista
14 4 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.60%) Windows Mobile
16 2 (0.40%) CentOS
16 2 (0.40%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.40%) AIX
16 2 (0.40%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (14.63%) ITIL
2 59 (11.82%) Project Management
3 43 (8.62%) PRINCE2
4 35 (7.01%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (6.61%) Migration
6 31 (6.21%) Stakeholder Management
7 27 (5.41%) Service Management
8 26 (5.21%) Document Management
9 23 (4.61%) Asset Management
10 22 (4.41%) Change Management
11 21 (4.21%) User Acceptance Testing
12 15 (3.01%) Continuous Improvement
12 15 (3.01%) ITSM
12 15 (3.01%) Risk Management
13 14 (2.81%) Service Delivery
14 13 (2.61%) Data Modelling
14 13 (2.61%) Business Intelligence
14 13 (2.61%) Incident Management
14 13 (2.61%) Waterfall
14 13 (2.61%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 66 (13.23%) SQL
2 25 (5.01%) VBA
3 20 (4.01%) T-SQL
4 16 (3.21%) Java
5 11 (2.20%) C#
6 10 (2.00%) JavaScript
6 10 (2.00%) PowerShell
7 7 (1.40%) Perl
8 5 (1.00%) VB
9 4 (0.80%) C-shell
9 4 (0.80%) AWK
10 3 (0.60%) VB.NET
10 3 (0.60%) VBScript
10 3 (0.60%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.40%) C
11 2 (0.40%) PHP
11 2 (0.40%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.20%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.20%) C++
12 1 (0.20%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 35 (7.01%) Degree
2 25 (5.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (4.21%) Security Cleared
4 12 (2.40%) ISEB
5 11 (2.20%) MCSE
5 11 (2.20%) PMI Certification
6 10 (2.00%) MOS
7 8 (1.60%) MCSA
8 7 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 7 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (1.20%) PMP
9 6 (1.20%) MCP
9 6 (1.20%) SC Cleared
9 6 (1.20%) CTC Cleared
9 6 (1.20%) DV Cleared
10 5 (1.00%) CCNA
11 4 (0.80%) MCT
11 4 (0.80%) A+ Certification
11 4 (0.80%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.01%) SLA
2 8 (1.60%) QA
3 5 (1.00%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.60%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.20%) EMIR
6 1 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.20%) Basel III
System Software
1 123 (24.65%) Active Directory
2 23 (4.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.60%) Hyper-V
3 8 (1.60%) XenApp
4 7 (1.40%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (1.00%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.80%) vSphere
7 3 (0.60%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.60%) Firmware
8 2 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.40%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.20%) Xen
9 1 (0.20%) NLBS
9 1 (0.20%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.20%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 24 (4.81%) SCCM
2 12 (2.40%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.00%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (1.00%) SCOM
3 5 (1.00%) WSUS
4 3 (0.60%) DameWare
4 3 (0.60%) CiscoWorks
4 3 (0.60%) Control-M
4 3 (0.60%) SCVMM
5 2 (0.40%) Casper Suite
5 2 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.20%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.20%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.20%) ZENworks
6 1 (0.20%) PureDisk
6 1 (0.20%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.20%) HP UCMDB
6 1 (0.20%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 273 (54.71%) Microsoft
2 41 (8.22%) Citrix
3 30 (6.01%) VMware
4 27 (5.41%) Cisco
5 26 (5.21%) Apple
6 21 (4.21%) Lotus
7 18 (3.61%) Bloomberg
8 17 (3.41%) Altiris
9 16 (3.21%) Reuters
9 16 (3.21%) IBM
9 16 (3.21%) HP
10 15 (3.01%) Oracle
11 13 (2.61%) Google
12 12 (2.40%) SAP
13 10 (2.00%) Adobe
13 10 (2.00%) Remedy
14 9 (1.80%) McAfee
14 9 (1.80%) BMC
15 7 (1.40%) CheckPoint
15 7 (1.40%) ServiceNow
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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