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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 38 37 41
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Contract jobs citing MS Office 277 281 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 4.29% 4.51% 3.62%
As % of the Applications category 37.84% 39.86% 33.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 180 174
Average daily rate £290 £320 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -11.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £150 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £269 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.06% -2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 21 36
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.80 £22.00 £23.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.44%
Applications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
732 705 871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.34% 11.31% 10.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 494 567
Average daily rate £375 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £174 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.99% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 33 49
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £22.00 £22.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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.

1 264 (51.46%) Microsoft
2 237 (46.20%) MS Excel
3 224 (43.66%) Windows
4 155 (30.21%) Finance
5 132 (25.73%) Active Directory
6 131 (25.54%) Windows 7
7 104 (20.27%) ITIL
8 94 (18.32%) Banking
9 91 (17.74%) Windows XP
10 86 (16.76%) MS PowerPoint
11 75 (14.62%) SharePoint
12 56 (10.92%) Project Management
13 51 (9.94%) SQL
13 51 (9.94%) Citrix
14 49 (9.55%) MS Exchange
14 49 (9.55%) Blackberry
15 48 (9.36%) Lotus
15 48 (9.36%) IBM Notes
15 48 (9.36%) Windows Server 2008
16 46 (8.97%) Legal
16 46 (8.97%) Degree
17 43 (8.38%) Law
17 43 (8.38%) MS Project
18 38 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
19 37 (7.21%) Migration
19 37 (7.21%) Security Cleared
20 36 (7.02%) SQL Server
20 36 (7.02%) MS Visio
21 31 (6.04%) PRINCE2
21 31 (6.04%) Investment Banking

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 75 (14.62%) SharePoint
2 49 (9.55%) MS Exchange
3 48 (9.36%) IBM Notes
4 22 (4.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 22 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 18 (3.51%) CMS
6 14 (2.73%) SharePoint 2010
7 10 (1.95%) SAS
8 9 (1.75%) Lync
8 9 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (1.36%) IIS
10 6 (1.17%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (0.97%) WorkSite
12 4 (0.78%) Documentum
13 3 (0.58%) SharePoint Foundation
13 3 (0.58%) MS Project Server
13 3 (0.58%) FileNet
14 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
14 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
14 2 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 237 (46.20%) MS Excel
2 86 (16.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 43 (8.38%) MS Project
4 36 (7.02%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.56%) InDesign
6 7 (1.36%) Adobe Captivate
7 6 (1.17%) Photoshop
7 6 (1.17%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.58%) RoboHelp
8 3 (0.58%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.39%) FreeHand
9 2 (0.39%) CINEMA 4D
9 2 (0.39%) Vectorworks
10 1 (0.19%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (0.58%) Eikon
2 2 (0.39%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 2 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.39%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
2 2 (0.39%) Rolfe and Nolan
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.19%) Aligne
3 1 (0.19%) SAP FI-GL
3 1 (0.19%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.19%) ZaiNet
3 1 (0.19%) FLEXCUBE
3 1 (0.19%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.17%) Office 365
2 1 (0.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (4.29%) Internet
2 21 (4.09%) LAN
3 20 (3.90%) WAN
4 17 (3.31%) DHCP
5 15 (2.92%) TCP/IP
6 14 (2.73%) DNS
6 14 (2.73%) Intranet
7 8 (1.56%) VPN
8 7 (1.36%) Firewall
9 6 (1.17%) FTP
9 6 (1.17%) VoIP
9 6 (1.17%) IP Telephony
10 5 (0.97%) Network Security
10 5 (0.97%) Broadband
11 4 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (0.58%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (0.58%) Ethernet
12 3 (0.58%) Wireless
13 2 (0.39%) DMZ
13 2 (0.39%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (7.02%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.12%) Relational Database
3 12 (2.34%) Oracle Database
4 10 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (1.75%) BusinessObjects XI
5 9 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (1.56%) MS Access
6 8 (1.56%) RDBMS
6 8 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (0.97%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 4 (0.78%) DTS
9 4 (0.78%) OLAP
10 3 (0.58%) Oracle OLAP
10 3 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.58%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.39%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (0.97%) JIRA
2 3 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.58%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.58%) PowerBuilder
3 2 (0.39%) RequisitePro
3 2 (0.39%) Subversion
3 2 (0.39%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.19%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.19%) Serena SBM
4 1 (0.19%) Maven
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.19%) ProC
4 1 (0.19%) MSI
General
1 155 (30.21%) Finance
2 94 (18.32%) Banking
3 46 (8.97%) Legal
4 43 (8.38%) Law
5 31 (6.04%) Investment Banking
6 25 (4.87%) Marketing
7 21 (4.09%) Retail
8 18 (3.51%) Back Office
9 16 (3.12%) Telecoms
10 12 (2.34%) Advertising
11 10 (1.95%) Billing
12 9 (1.75%) Publishing
12 9 (1.75%) Financial Institution
12 9 (1.75%) Front Office
13 7 (1.36%) French Language
13 7 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (1.17%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.58%) Games
16 2 (0.39%) International Banking
16 2 (0.39%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 224 (43.66%) Analyst
2 63 (12.28%) Support Analyst
3 53 (10.33%) Service Analyst
4 50 (9.75%) Service Desk Analyst
5 46 (8.97%) Desktop Support
6 39 (7.60%) Support Engineer
7 34 (6.63%) Business Analyst
7 34 (6.63%) 2nd Line Support
8 24 (4.68%) Desktop Analyst
9 23 (4.48%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 23 (4.48%) Project Manager
10 21 (4.09%) Developer
11 20 (3.90%) Trainer
12 18 (3.51%) Desktop Engineer
13 16 (3.12%) Coordinator
13 16 (3.12%) Consultant
13 16 (3.12%) Help Desk Analyst
13 16 (3.12%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 14 (2.73%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
14 14 (2.73%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.51%) HTML
2 12 (2.34%) .NET
3 9 (1.75%) XML
4 7 (1.36%) CSS
4 7 (1.36%) Web Services
5 6 (1.17%) Flash
6 4 (0.78%) ASP.NET
6 4 (0.78%) .NET Framework
6 4 (0.78%) WCF
6 4 (0.78%) WPF
7 3 (0.58%) jQuery
7 3 (0.58%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 3 (0.58%) Application Packaging
8 2 (0.39%) XSLT
8 2 (0.39%) J2ME
8 2 (0.39%) COM
8 2 (0.39%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (0.39%) SAP Basis
8 2 (0.39%) LINQ
9 1 (0.19%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 49 (9.55%) Blackberry
2 25 (4.87%) Management Information System
3 17 (3.31%) CMDB
4 16 (3.12%) E-Learning
5 10 (1.95%) Derivative
5 10 (1.95%) iPhone
5 10 (1.95%) iPad
6 9 (1.75%) Social Media
7 7 (1.36%) NHS
8 5 (0.97%) PMI
9 4 (0.78%) Digital Media
10 3 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.58%) FMCG
10 3 (0.58%) Equities
10 3 (0.58%) Fixed Income
10 3 (0.58%) Mathematics
10 3 (0.58%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.58%) Biometrics
10 3 (0.58%) EPoS
11 2 (0.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 224 (43.66%) Windows
2 131 (25.54%) Windows 7
3 91 (17.74%) Windows XP
4 48 (9.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 38 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (2.92%) Mac OS X
7 11 (2.14%) Android
7 11 (2.14%) UNIX
8 9 (1.75%) Linux
9 8 (1.56%) Windows Vista
10 5 (0.97%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.78%) Windows 2000
11 4 (0.78%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.39%) AIX
13 2 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.39%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.19%) HPUX
14 1 (0.19%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (20.27%) ITIL
2 56 (10.92%) Project Management
3 37 (7.21%) Migration
4 31 (6.04%) PRINCE2
5 25 (4.87%) Document Management
6 24 (4.68%) Configuration Management
6 24 (4.68%) Stakeholder Management
6 24 (4.68%) User Acceptance Testing
7 23 (4.48%) Service Management
8 21 (4.09%) Workflow
8 21 (4.09%) Business Analysis
9 18 (3.51%) Data Analysis
10 16 (3.12%) ETL
11 15 (2.92%) Service Delivery
11 15 (2.92%) Business Intelligence
11 15 (2.92%) Problem Management
12 14 (2.73%) CRM
12 14 (2.73%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (2.34%) Asset Management
13 12 (2.34%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 51 (9.94%) SQL
2 15 (2.92%) C
2 15 (2.92%) VBA
3 12 (2.34%) PowerShell
4 10 (1.95%) PL/SQL
5 8 (1.56%) VB
5 8 (1.56%) C#
5 8 (1.56%) Java
5 8 (1.56%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.17%) VBScript
7 5 (0.97%) Shell Script
8 4 (0.78%) Perl
8 4 (0.78%) PHP
8 4 (0.78%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.58%) ActionScript 2.0
9 3 (0.58%) ActionScript
10 2 (0.39%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.39%) C++
10 2 (0.39%) AWK
10 2 (0.39%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 46 (8.97%) Degree
2 37 (7.21%) Security Cleared
3 20 (3.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (3.51%) DV Cleared
5 15 (2.92%) ITIL Certification
6 14 (2.73%) SC Cleared
7 13 (2.53%) MCP
8 12 (2.34%) MCSE
9 7 (1.36%) MOS
9 7 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (1.36%) MCSA
9 7 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 6 (1.17%) ISEB
11 5 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 5 (0.97%) PMI Certification
11 5 (0.97%) CCNA
12 4 (0.78%) CCA
12 4 (0.78%) ISTQB
12 4 (0.78%) MCDST
13 3 (0.58%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.09%) QA
2 19 (3.70%) ISO 9001
3 10 (1.95%) SLA
4 5 (0.97%) Basel III
5 3 (0.58%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.39%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.39%) EMIR
System Software
1 132 (25.73%) Active Directory
2 18 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.34%) XenApp
4 7 (1.36%) XenDesktop
5 4 (0.78%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.39%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.39%) vSphere
6 2 (0.39%) IAG
6 2 (0.39%) UAG
6 2 (0.39%) PowerHA
7 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.19%) XenServer
7 1 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.19%) NLBS
7 1 (0.19%) Xen
7 1 (0.19%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 16 (3.12%) SCCM
2 4 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.58%) HP UCMDB
3 3 (0.58%) MIMEsweeper
3 3 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.39%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.39%) ARCserve
4 2 (0.39%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (0.39%) WSUS
4 2 (0.39%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.39%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (0.39%) Cacti
4 2 (0.39%) SCOM
4 2 (0.39%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (0.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.19%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.19%) OVSD
5 1 (0.19%) OpenView
5 1 (0.19%) DameWare
5 1 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 264 (51.46%) Microsoft
2 51 (9.94%) Citrix
3 48 (9.36%) Lotus
4 25 (4.87%) Adobe
5 22 (4.29%) VMware
6 20 (3.90%) HP
7 19 (3.70%) ServiceNow
8 18 (3.51%) Bloomberg
9 17 (3.31%) Apple
9 17 (3.31%) Oracle
9 17 (3.31%) Cisco
10 16 (3.12%) Reuters
11 13 (2.53%) Business Objects
12 11 (2.14%) SAP
13 10 (1.95%) Symantec
13 10 (1.95%) LANDesk
14 7 (1.36%) IBM
15 5 (0.97%) AppSense
15 5 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
15 5 (0.97%) Remedy
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
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Truphone
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day Excellent plus bonus & benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Argyll Scott
Rate: £150 - £170 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum + based on experience
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £90 - £110 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 225 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Argyll Scott
Rate: £15 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Benedict Cole
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £380 - £425 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
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Rate: £80 - £90 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
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Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £320 - £395 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £475 - £545 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
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Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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