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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 35 42 31
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -11
Contract jobs citing MS Office 292 287 378
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 5.03% 4.01% 4.78%
As % of the Applications category 38.62% 35.00% 40.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 165 226
Average daily rate
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£275 £315 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.69% -21.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £157 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £250 £260
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 31 48
Average hourly rate £17.25 £19.50 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% -1.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £123.50 £26.00 £22.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -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
756 820 924
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.03% 11.47% 11.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 530 637
Average daily rate £358 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 46 70
Average hourly rate £19.50 £19.00 £17.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% +6.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £12.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £57.40 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 17 September 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.

1 290 (51.88%) Microsoft
2 260 (46.51%) Windows
3 245 (43.83%) MS Excel
4 174 (31.13%) Active Directory
5 166 (29.70%) Windows 7
6 157 (28.09%) Finance
7 93 (16.64%) MS PowerPoint
8 91 (16.28%) ITIL
9 89 (15.92%) Windows XP
10 88 (15.74%) Banking
11 86 (15.38%) MS Exchange
12 69 (12.34%) Blackberry
13 67 (11.99%) Windows Server 2008
14 65 (11.63%) MS Visio
15 64 (11.45%) SharePoint
16 60 (10.73%) Legal
17 58 (10.38%) SQL
18 56 (10.02%) Citrix
19 55 (9.84%) MS Project
20 53 (9.48%) Analytical Skills
21 50 (8.94%) Project Management
21 50 (8.94%) Degree
22 47 (8.41%) PRINCE2
23 43 (7.69%) Law
24 42 (7.51%) VMware
25 41 (7.33%) Cisco
26 39 (6.98%) SQL Server
26 39 (6.98%) Windows Server 2003
27 38 (6.80%) Lotus
27 38 (6.80%) IBM Notes

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 86 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 64 (11.45%) SharePoint
3 38 (6.80%) IBM Notes
4 28 (5.01%) Exchange Server 2010
5 22 (3.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 15 (2.68%) CMS
7 14 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
8 12 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2003
9 11 (1.97%) WorkSite
10 10 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (1.07%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (1.07%) WebLogic
11 6 (1.07%) IIS
12 5 (0.89%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.89%) SAS
13 4 (0.72%) WordPress
13 4 (0.72%) Lync
13 4 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
14 3 (0.54%) FileNet
14 3 (0.54%) Documentum
Applications
1 245 (43.83%) MS Excel
2 93 (16.64%) MS PowerPoint
3 65 (11.63%) MS Visio
4 55 (9.84%) MS Project
5 10 (1.79%) Photoshop
6 8 (1.43%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (1.25%) Adobe Captivate
8 4 (0.72%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.54%) RoboHelp
9 3 (0.54%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.36%) PowerPivot
10 2 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.18%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 4 (0.72%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.36%) Agresso
3 2 (0.36%) assyst
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.18%) Summit
4 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.18%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.18%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.79%) Office 365
2 3 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.54%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.18%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 28 (5.01%) WAN
2 27 (4.83%) LAN
3 22 (3.94%) VPN
3 22 (3.94%) Intranet
4 21 (3.76%) Firewall
4 21 (3.76%) DNS
5 18 (3.22%) DHCP
5 18 (3.22%) TCP/IP
6 16 (2.86%) Internet
7 13 (2.33%) VoIP
8 10 (1.79%) SAN
9 9 (1.61%) BIG-IP
10 7 (1.25%) DSL
10 7 (1.25%) MPLS
10 7 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (1.25%) Wireless
11 6 (1.07%) Structured Cabling
11 6 (1.07%) IP Telephony
12 5 (0.89%) Ethernet
12 5 (0.89%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (6.98%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (1.79%) MS Access
5 8 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (1.25%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.07%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.07%) Crystal Reports
8 5 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (0.89%) QlikView
9 4 (0.72%) Data Mining
9 4 (0.72%) MySQL
9 4 (0.72%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.54%) Data Mart
10 3 (0.54%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.36%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 10 (1.79%) JIRA
2 8 (1.43%) Dreamweaver
3 5 (0.89%) Subversion
3 5 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.72%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (0.72%) Bugzilla
5 3 (0.54%) Serena SBM
6 2 (0.36%) Axure RP
6 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.36%) TestDirector
6 2 (0.36%) Maven
7 1 (0.18%) RequisitePro
7 1 (0.18%) ERwin
7 1 (0.18%) MSI
7 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.18%) Ant
7 1 (0.18%) JUnit
7 1 (0.18%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.18%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.18%) Cucumber
General
1 157 (28.09%) Finance
2 88 (15.74%) Banking
3 60 (10.73%) Legal
4 43 (7.69%) Law
5 36 (6.44%) Investment Banking
6 22 (3.94%) Telecoms
7 19 (3.40%) Marketing
8 14 (2.50%) Retail
9 11 (1.97%) Back Office
9 11 (1.97%) French Language
10 10 (1.79%) Financial Institution
11 9 (1.61%) Publishing
12 6 (1.07%) Front Office
12 6 (1.07%) Retail Banking
12 6 (1.07%) Advertising
13 5 (0.89%) Automotive
13 5 (0.89%) Billing
14 3 (0.54%) Spanish Language
15 2 (0.36%) Japanese Language
15 2 (0.36%) Games
Job Titles
1 210 (37.57%) Analyst
2 67 (11.99%) Service Analyst
3 65 (11.63%) Support Analyst
4 64 (11.45%) Service Desk Analyst
5 43 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
6 42 (7.51%) Desktop Support
7 37 (6.62%) Support Engineer
8 32 (5.72%) Developer
8 32 (5.72%) Project Manager
9 25 (4.47%) Help Desk Analyst
10 24 (4.29%) 1st Line Support
11 22 (3.94%) Desktop Engineer
11 22 (3.94%) Trainer
12 19 (3.40%) Business Analyst
12 19 (3.40%) Desktop Analyst
13 16 (2.86%) Administrator
13 16 (2.86%) IT Trainer
13 16 (2.86%) Desktop Support Analyst
14 14 (2.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 12 (2.15%) Legal Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (5.01%) HTML
2 14 (2.50%) .NET
3 12 (2.15%) XML
4 11 (1.97%) CSS
5 9 (1.61%) Web Services
6 5 (0.89%) FIX Protocol
6 5 (0.89%) Application Packaging
7 4 (0.72%) Flash
7 4 (0.72%) XSD
8 3 (0.54%) JSP
8 3 (0.54%) Swing
9 2 (0.36%) WPF
9 2 (0.36%) jQuery
9 2 (0.36%) REST
9 2 (0.36%) CSS3
9 2 (0.36%) SOAP
9 2 (0.36%) Struts
9 2 (0.36%) DHTML
9 2 (0.36%) J2EE
9 2 (0.36%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 69 (12.34%) Blackberry
2 53 (9.48%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (3.22%) Management Information System
4 13 (2.33%) CMDB
4 13 (2.33%) iPad
5 11 (1.97%) iPhone
6 10 (1.79%) Social Media
6 10 (1.79%) User Experience
6 10 (1.79%) PMI
6 10 (1.79%) E-Learning
7 9 (1.61%) Thin Client
7 9 (1.61%) Fat Client
8 8 (1.43%) Equities
9 6 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.07%) NHS
9 6 (1.07%) Smartphone
10 5 (0.89%) Statistics
10 5 (0.89%) N-Tier
10 5 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (0.89%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 260 (46.51%) Windows
2 166 (29.70%) Windows 7
3 89 (15.92%) Windows XP
4 67 (11.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 39 (6.98%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (3.04%) UNIX
7 16 (2.86%) Windows 8
8 14 (2.50%) Linux
9 12 (2.15%) Android
10 10 (1.79%) Mac OS
11 8 (1.43%) Apple iOS
11 8 (1.43%) Windows 2000
12 7 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (0.89%) Windows Vista
14 4 (0.72%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.36%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.18%) AIX
16 1 (0.18%) HPUX
16 1 (0.18%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (16.28%) ITIL
2 50 (8.94%) Project Management
3 47 (8.41%) PRINCE2
4 36 (6.44%) Migration
5 31 (5.55%) Service Management
6 24 (4.29%) Document Management
7 23 (4.11%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (4.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 23 (4.11%) Workflow
8 21 (3.76%) CRM
8 21 (3.76%) Asset Management
9 19 (3.40%) Problem Management
10 16 (2.86%) User Acceptance Testing
10 16 (2.86%) Change Management
10 16 (2.86%) Data Analysis
11 15 (2.68%) Risk Management
12 14 (2.50%) Configuration Management
13 13 (2.33%) Content Management
13 13 (2.33%) Business Analysis
13 13 (2.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 58 (10.38%) SQL
2 19 (3.40%) Java
2 19 (3.40%) VBA
3 12 (2.15%) Perl
4 9 (1.61%) T-SQL
5 8 (1.43%) PowerShell
6 7 (1.25%) C#
7 6 (1.07%) JavaScript
7 6 (1.07%) Shell Script
8 5 (0.89%) AWK
8 5 (0.89%) VB
8 5 (0.89%) PHP
8 5 (0.89%) C-shell
9 4 (0.72%) Bash Shell
9 4 (0.72%) C
10 2 (0.36%) C++
10 2 (0.36%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.18%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.18%) Ruby
11 1 (0.18%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 50 (8.94%) Degree
2 27 (4.83%) Security Cleared
3 18 (3.22%) MOS
4 16 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (2.68%) DV Cleared
6 12 (2.15%) PMI Certification
7 11 (1.97%) ISEB
7 11 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 9 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (1.43%) SC Cleared
10 6 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 6 (1.07%) MCP
10 6 (1.07%) MCSE
10 6 (1.07%) PMP
11 5 (0.89%) CISSP
11 5 (0.89%) CCNA
12 4 (0.72%) MCSA
13 3 (0.54%) MCDST
13 3 (0.54%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.29%) QA
2 20 (3.58%) SLA
3 9 (1.61%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.72%) COBIT
6 3 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.18%) Basel III
7 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 174 (31.13%) Active Directory
2 27 (4.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.33%) XenApp
4 8 (1.43%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.25%) NLBS
6 6 (1.07%) vSphere
6 6 (1.07%) Xen
7 5 (0.89%) VMware ESX
7 5 (0.89%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (0.72%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.54%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.54%) Terminal Server
9 3 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.36%) UAG
10 2 (0.36%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.18%) Samba
11 1 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.18%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 17 (3.04%) SCCM
2 11 (1.97%) WSUS
3 10 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (1.25%) Backup Exec
5 5 (0.89%) NetBackup
6 4 (0.72%) SCOM
6 4 (0.72%) Control-M
6 4 (0.72%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.54%) HP UCMDB
7 3 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.36%) BMC Marimba
8 2 (0.36%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (0.36%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 2 (0.36%) ARCserve
8 2 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.18%) DameWare
9 1 (0.18%) OVSD
9 1 (0.18%) OpenView
9 1 (0.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 290 (51.88%) Microsoft
2 56 (10.02%) Citrix
3 42 (7.51%) VMware
4 41 (7.33%) Cisco
5 38 (6.80%) Lotus
6 24 (4.29%) HP
6 24 (4.29%) Oracle
7 18 (3.22%) Reuters
7 18 (3.22%) Bloomberg
7 18 (3.22%) Adobe
8 17 (3.04%) ServiceNow
9 16 (2.86%) Apple
10 15 (2.68%) IBM
11 13 (2.33%) CheckPoint
12 11 (1.97%) Remedy
13 9 (1.61%) SAP
14 8 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
15 7 (1.25%) Altiris
15 7 (1.25%) Sybase
16 6 (1.07%) Dell
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ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
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ITF Solutions
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Computer People
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Rate: £220 - £300 per day
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Networking People
Posted: 5 days ago
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Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
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McGregor Boyall
Rate: £120 - £150 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £200.00 - £220.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Senitor Associates
Rate: £190 - £240 per annum
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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