The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the City of London region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 33 37 27
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -10
Contract jobs citing MS Office 285 327 436
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 4.83% 4.60% 5.58%
As % of the Applications category 40.03% 37.50% 42.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 200 261
Average daily rate
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£255 £323 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.93% -10.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £147 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £278 £270 £275
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 33 47
Average hourly rate £18.60 £19.60 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.10% +3.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £14.90 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.30 £30.40 £23.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £13.38
% change year-on-year
- +4.67%
Applications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
712 872 1038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.07% 12.27% 13.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 488 583 689
Average daily rate £375 £398 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £186 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £305
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 47 62
Average hourly rate £20.25 £19.60 £17.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.31% +9.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.70 £38.20 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
MS Office
London

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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.

1 268 (49.36%) Microsoft
2 241 (44.38%) Windows
3 239 (44.01%) MS Excel
4 162 (29.83%) Finance
5 157 (28.91%) Active Directory
6 153 (28.18%) Windows 7
7 104 (19.15%) MS PowerPoint
8 98 (18.05%) ITIL
9 91 (16.76%) Banking
10 86 (15.84%) Windows XP
11 74 (13.63%) SharePoint
12 70 (12.89%) MS Exchange
13 66 (12.15%) Windows Server 2008
14 59 (10.87%) Blackberry
15 58 (10.68%) Citrix
16 57 (10.50%) MS Visio
17 56 (10.31%) MS Project
18 55 (10.13%) SQL
18 55 (10.13%) Project Management
18 55 (10.13%) Degree
18 55 (10.13%) Legal
19 48 (8.84%) Lotus
19 48 (8.84%) IBM Notes
20 45 (8.29%) Law
21 44 (8.10%) Windows Server 2003
22 42 (7.73%) PRINCE2
23 41 (7.55%) VMware
24 38 (7.00%) SQL Server
25 37 (6.81%) Cisco
26 36 (6.63%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 74 (13.63%) SharePoint
2 70 (12.89%) MS Exchange
3 48 (8.84%) IBM Notes
4 28 (5.16%) Exchange Server 2010
5 23 (4.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 20 (3.68%) CMS
7 12 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2003
8 11 (2.03%) SharePoint 2010
9 10 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2007
10 9 (1.66%) WorkSite
11 8 (1.47%) SAS
12 5 (0.92%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.92%) Lync
13 4 (0.74%) WordPress
13 4 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
13 4 (0.74%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.55%) FileNet
14 3 (0.55%) IIS
Applications
1 239 (44.01%) MS Excel
2 104 (19.15%) MS PowerPoint
3 57 (10.50%) MS Visio
4 56 (10.31%) MS Project
5 12 (2.21%) Photoshop
6 8 (1.47%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (1.29%) Adobe Captivate
8 5 (0.92%) InDesign
8 5 (0.92%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.55%) RoboHelp
10 2 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.18%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.18%) GIMP
11 1 (0.18%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.37%) Agresso
3 1 (0.18%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.18%) Summit
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 9 (1.66%) Office 365
2 1 (0.18%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.42%) LAN
2 22 (4.05%) WAN
3 19 (3.50%) Intranet
4 18 (3.31%) VPN
5 16 (2.95%) DHCP
6 14 (2.58%) DNS
6 14 (2.58%) Internet
7 12 (2.21%) Firewall
7 12 (2.21%) VoIP
8 10 (1.84%) TCP/IP
9 7 (1.29%) IP Telephony
10 6 (1.10%) BIG-IP
10 6 (1.10%) MPLS
10 6 (1.10%) DSL
11 5 (0.92%) SAN
11 5 (0.92%) Broadband
11 5 (0.92%) Network Security
12 4 (0.74%) Wireless
12 4 (0.74%) FTP
12 4 (0.74%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (7.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.39%) Relational Database
3 12 (2.21%) MS Access
4 10 (1.84%) Oracle Database
5 9 (1.66%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (0.92%) Crystal Reports
7 5 (0.92%) RDBMS
8 4 (0.74%) MySQL
8 4 (0.74%) BusinessObjects XI
8 4 (0.74%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.55%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.37%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.37%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (1.47%) JIRA
2 4 (0.74%) Bugzilla
2 4 (0.74%) Dreamweaver
2 4 (0.74%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (0.37%) RequisitePro
3 2 (0.37%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.37%) Serena SBM
3 2 (0.37%) Subversion
4 1 (0.18%) Maven
4 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.18%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.18%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.18%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.18%) ERwin
4 1 (0.18%) ProC
4 1 (0.18%) MSI
4 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 162 (29.83%) Finance
2 91 (16.76%) Banking
3 55 (10.13%) Legal
4 45 (8.29%) Law
5 33 (6.08%) Investment Banking
6 23 (4.24%) Telecoms
7 20 (3.68%) Marketing
8 16 (2.95%) Retail
9 12 (2.21%) Publishing
9 12 (2.21%) French Language
10 11 (2.03%) Back Office
11 9 (1.66%) Advertising
12 8 (1.47%) Financial Institution
13 7 (1.29%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.92%) Billing
14 5 (0.92%) Front Office
15 4 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.55%) Automotive
16 3 (0.55%) Games
17 2 (0.37%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 216 (39.78%) Analyst
2 63 (11.60%) Support Analyst
3 57 (10.50%) Service Analyst
4 53 (9.76%) Service Desk Analyst
5 45 (8.29%) 2nd Line Support
6 39 (7.18%) Desktop Support
7 38 (7.00%) Support Engineer
8 27 (4.97%) Project Manager
9 26 (4.79%) Business Analyst
10 25 (4.60%) Trainer
10 25 (4.60%) Help Desk Analyst
10 25 (4.60%) 1st Line Support
11 20 (3.68%) Desktop Engineer
12 19 (3.50%) Desktop Analyst
13 18 (3.31%) IT Trainer
14 17 (3.13%) Configuration Analyst
15 16 (2.95%) Desktop Support Analyst
16 15 (2.76%) Developer
16 15 (2.76%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
17 13 (2.39%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (4.97%) HTML
2 14 (2.58%) CSS
3 13 (2.39%) XML
4 12 (2.21%) .NET
5 10 (1.84%) Web Services
6 5 (0.92%) Flash
6 5 (0.92%) FIX Protocol
7 4 (0.74%) jQuery
7 4 (0.74%) Swing
7 4 (0.74%) .NET Framework
7 4 (0.74%) Application Packaging
7 4 (0.74%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.55%) COM
8 3 (0.55%) WCF
8 3 (0.55%) WPF
8 3 (0.55%) Windows SharePoint Services
9 2 (0.37%) REST
9 2 (0.37%) CSS3
9 2 (0.37%) LINQ
9 2 (0.37%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 59 (10.87%) Blackberry
2 20 (3.68%) Management Information System
2 20 (3.68%) CMDB
3 16 (2.95%) E-Learning
4 10 (1.84%) Social Media
5 9 (1.66%) iPad
5 9 (1.66%) PMI
6 8 (1.47%) Equities
7 7 (1.29%) Thin Client
7 7 (1.29%) Fat Client
7 7 (1.29%) iPhone
8 5 (0.92%) Derivative
8 5 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (0.92%) N-Tier
9 4 (0.74%) Mobile Computing
10 3 (0.55%) NHS
10 3 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.55%) Biometrics
10 3 (0.55%) CESG
10 3 (0.55%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 241 (44.38%) Windows
2 153 (28.18%) Windows 7
3 86 (15.84%) Windows XP
4 66 (12.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 44 (8.10%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (3.13%) UNIX
6 17 (3.13%) Windows 8
7 14 (2.58%) Linux
8 8 (1.47%) Windows 2000
9 7 (1.29%) Android
9 7 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (1.10%) Mac OS
10 6 (1.10%) Windows Vista
11 3 (0.55%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (0.55%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.37%) AIX
12 2 (0.37%) HPUX
12 2 (0.37%) Solaris
13 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (18.05%) ITIL
2 55 (10.13%) Project Management
3 42 (7.73%) PRINCE2
4 36 (6.63%) Migration
5 26 (4.79%) Stakeholder Management
6 25 (4.60%) Document Management
6 25 (4.60%) Service Management
7 24 (4.42%) Data Analysis
8 23 (4.24%) Configuration Management
8 23 (4.24%) Problem Management
9 20 (3.68%) Business Analysis
10 19 (3.50%) Workflow
10 19 (3.50%) CRM
11 18 (3.31%) Asset Management
12 16 (2.95%) Service Delivery
13 14 (2.58%) Business Intelligence
13 14 (2.58%) Content Management
13 14 (2.58%) Programme Management
14 13 (2.39%) Change Management
15 12 (2.21%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 55 (10.13%) SQL
2 16 (2.95%) VBA
3 14 (2.58%) Java
4 10 (1.84%) JavaScript
5 8 (1.47%) Perl
5 8 (1.47%) C
5 8 (1.47%) PowerShell
6 7 (1.29%) PL/SQL
6 7 (1.29%) Shell Script
6 7 (1.29%) T-SQL
7 6 (1.10%) VB
8 5 (0.92%) AWK
8 5 (0.92%) PHP
8 5 (0.92%) C-shell
9 4 (0.74%) Bash Shell
9 4 (0.74%) C#
10 3 (0.55%) C++
11 2 (0.37%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.18%) VBScript
12 1 (0.18%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 55 (10.13%) Degree
2 34 (6.26%) Security Cleared
3 16 (2.95%) DV Cleared
4 15 (2.76%) SC Cleared
4 15 (2.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (2.76%) ITIL Certification
5 13 (2.39%) MOS
6 11 (2.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 11 (2.03%) ISEB
7 9 (1.66%) MCP
7 9 (1.66%) PMI Certification
8 7 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 7 (1.29%) MCSE
9 5 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.55%) MCDST
10 3 (0.55%) CCA
10 3 (0.55%) PMP
11 2 (0.37%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (0.37%) CISSP
11 2 (0.37%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.05%) QA
2 19 (3.50%) SLA
3 15 (2.76%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.74%) Basel III
5 3 (0.55%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.37%) COBIT
7 1 (0.18%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 157 (28.91%) Active Directory
2 27 (4.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.21%) XenApp
4 7 (1.29%) vSphere
5 6 (1.10%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.10%) NLBS
6 5 (0.92%) Xen
6 5 (0.92%) 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 (0.37%) UAG
8 2 (0.37%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.37%) 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 12 (2.21%) SCCM
2 7 (1.29%) WSUS
2 7 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.29%) Backup Exec
3 6 (1.10%) NetBackup
4 5 (0.92%) Tivoli
5 4 (0.74%) SCOM
6 3 (0.55%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (0.55%) HP UCMDB
6 3 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.55%) ARCserve
7 2 (0.37%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 2 (0.37%) 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%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.18%) OpenView
8 1 (0.18%) OVSD
Vendors
1 268 (49.36%) Microsoft
2 58 (10.68%) Citrix
3 48 (8.84%) Lotus
4 41 (7.55%) VMware
5 37 (6.81%) Cisco
6 25 (4.60%) Oracle
7 24 (4.42%) HP
7 24 (4.42%) ServiceNow
8 21 (3.87%) Adobe
9 18 (3.31%) Bloomberg
10 17 (3.13%) Reuters
11 14 (2.58%) IBM
12 13 (2.39%) Apple
13 12 (2.21%) SAP
14 11 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
15 10 (1.84%) Remedy
16 9 (1.66%) Business Objects
17 7 (1.29%) CheckPoint
17 7 (1.29%) Symantec
18 6 (1.10%) Sybase
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
JM
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £27000 - £30000 per annum + (salary pro rata) + holiday
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Argyll Scott
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Computer People
Rate: £150.00 - £170.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £170 - £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £150 - £159 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £170 - £200 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
City, London
Baker & McKenzie
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £19.00 per hour
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £250 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
City, London
FieldFisher
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
City of London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £19 - £25 per hour + negotiable
Posted: 25 days ago