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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 34 41 38
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Contract jobs citing MS Office 289 300 341
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 4.97% 4.16% 4.44%
As % of the Applications category 39.16% 35.84% 38.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 171 206
Average daily rate
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£284 £310 £384
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.54% -19.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £160 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £250 £260
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 31 41
Average hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £122.00 £26.00 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.38 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+4.67% -4.46%
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
738 837 894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.69% 11.59% 11.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 538 616
Average daily rate £350 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £173 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 44 62
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.80 £18.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.91% -0.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £13.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £50.00 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.19
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -4.54%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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.

1 299 (52.73%) Microsoft
2 267 (47.09%) Windows
3 248 (43.74%) MS Excel
4 184 (32.45%) Active Directory
5 166 (29.28%) Windows 7
6 153 (26.98%) Finance
7 93 (16.40%) Windows XP
7 93 (16.40%) ITIL
8 88 (15.52%) MS Exchange
9 86 (15.17%) Banking
10 84 (14.81%) MS PowerPoint
11 73 (12.87%) Blackberry
12 66 (11.64%) Windows Server 2008
13 65 (11.46%) SQL
14 64 (11.29%) MS Visio
15 60 (10.58%) Citrix
16 59 (10.41%) SharePoint
17 58 (10.23%) Legal
18 52 (9.17%) MS Project
19 51 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
20 49 (8.64%) Project Management
21 46 (8.11%) Degree
22 44 (7.76%) VMware
22 44 (7.76%) SQL Server
22 44 (7.76%) PRINCE2
23 43 (7.58%) Law
24 40 (7.05%) Cisco
25 39 (6.88%) Migration
26 36 (6.35%) Investment Banking
27 35 (6.17%) Windows Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 88 (15.52%) MS Exchange
2 59 (10.41%) SharePoint
3 31 (5.47%) IBM Notes
4 29 (5.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (3.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 15 (2.65%) CMS
7 13 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2007
7 13 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2003
8 12 (2.12%) WorkSite
9 9 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (1.06%) WebLogic
10 6 (1.06%) IIS
10 6 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.88%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (0.71%) WordPress
13 3 (0.53%) Confluence
13 3 (0.53%) Lync
13 3 (0.53%) SAS
14 2 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 248 (43.74%) MS Excel
2 84 (14.81%) MS PowerPoint
3 64 (11.29%) MS Visio
4 52 (9.17%) MS Project
5 10 (1.76%) Photoshop
6 9 (1.59%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.71%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.53%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.35%) Adobe Captivate
9 2 (0.35%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.18%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 4 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
1 4 (0.71%) Markit EDM
2 3 (0.53%) IntelliMatch
2 3 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.53%) assyst
3 2 (0.35%) Agresso
4 1 (0.18%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.18%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.18%) Summit
4 1 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.94%) Office 365
2 3 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.53%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.18%) GitHub
4 1 (0.18%) IaaS
4 1 (0.18%) PaaS
4 1 (0.18%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 27 (4.76%) VPN
2 26 (4.59%) LAN
2 26 (4.59%) WAN
3 23 (4.06%) DNS
3 23 (4.06%) Firewall
4 21 (3.70%) TCP/IP
5 20 (3.53%) DHCP
6 17 (3.00%) Intranet
6 17 (3.00%) Internet
7 13 (2.29%) VoIP
8 12 (2.12%) SAN
9 9 (1.59%) BIG-IP
10 8 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (1.41%) Wireless
11 7 (1.23%) MPLS
11 7 (1.23%) DSL
11 7 (1.23%) Ethernet
12 6 (1.06%) IP Telephony
12 6 (1.06%) Structured Cabling
13 4 (0.71%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (7.76%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (2.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (1.94%) MS Access
5 9 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (1.23%) Oracle Database
6 7 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (1.06%) Crystal Reports
8 5 (0.88%) Relational Database
8 5 (0.88%) QlikView
8 5 (0.88%) SQL Server 2000
8 5 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.71%) MySQL
10 3 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.53%) Data Mining
10 3 (0.53%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (0.53%) Data Mart
11 2 (0.35%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 11 (1.94%) JIRA
2 9 (1.59%) Dreamweaver
3 6 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (0.88%) Subversion
5 4 (0.71%) Serena SBM
5 4 (0.71%) Bugzilla
5 4 (0.71%) TestDirector
5 4 (0.71%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (0.35%) Maven
6 2 (0.35%) MSI
6 2 (0.35%) Axure RP
6 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.18%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.18%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.18%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.18%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.18%) Concordion
7 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Blend
7 1 (0.18%) Selenium
7 1 (0.18%) FitNesse
General
1 153 (26.98%) Finance
2 86 (15.17%) Banking
3 58 (10.23%) Legal
4 43 (7.58%) Law
5 36 (6.35%) Investment Banking
6 22 (3.88%) Telecoms
7 15 (2.65%) Marketing
8 14 (2.47%) Back Office
9 13 (2.29%) Retail
10 12 (2.12%) Financial Institution
11 10 (1.76%) French Language
12 9 (1.59%) Publishing
13 7 (1.23%) Front Office
13 7 (1.23%) Advertising
14 5 (0.88%) Automotive
14 5 (0.88%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.71%) Billing
16 3 (0.53%) Spanish Language
17 2 (0.35%) Manufacturing
17 2 (0.35%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 202 (35.63%) Analyst
2 67 (11.82%) Support Analyst
3 66 (11.64%) Service Analyst
4 62 (10.93%) Service Desk Analyst
5 47 (8.29%) 2nd Line Support
5 47 (8.29%) Desktop Support
6 43 (7.58%) Support Engineer
7 36 (6.35%) Developer
8 30 (5.29%) Project Manager
9 25 (4.41%) Help Desk Analyst
10 24 (4.23%) Desktop Engineer
10 24 (4.23%) 1st Line Support
11 23 (4.06%) Business Analyst
12 20 (3.53%) Desktop Analyst
13 17 (3.00%) Trainer
13 17 (3.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
14 16 (2.82%) Administrator
15 15 (2.65%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 13 (2.29%) IT Trainer
17 12 (2.12%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (4.06%) HTML
2 16 (2.82%) .NET
3 12 (2.12%) XML
4 11 (1.94%) CSS
5 9 (1.59%) Web Services
6 6 (1.06%) Application Packaging
7 4 (0.71%) XSD
7 4 (0.71%) Flash
7 4 (0.71%) FIX Protocol
8 3 (0.53%) JSP
8 3 (0.53%) Swing
9 2 (0.35%) Spring
9 2 (0.35%) J2EE
9 2 (0.35%) DHTML
9 2 (0.35%) SOAP
9 2 (0.35%) Struts
9 2 (0.35%) XHTML
9 2 (0.35%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.35%) COM
9 2 (0.35%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 73 (12.87%) Blackberry
2 51 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (2.82%) Management Information System
4 13 (2.29%) CMDB
5 12 (2.12%) iPhone
5 12 (2.12%) iPad
6 10 (1.76%) Thin Client
6 10 (1.76%) PMI
6 10 (1.76%) Fat Client
6 10 (1.76%) Social Media
7 9 (1.59%) User Experience
8 8 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.23%) Computer Science
9 7 (1.23%) NHS
9 7 (1.23%) Equities
10 6 (1.06%) Smartphone
10 6 (1.06%) E-Learning
10 6 (1.06%) N-Tier
11 5 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (0.88%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 267 (47.09%) Windows
2 166 (29.28%) Windows 7
3 93 (16.40%) Windows XP
4 66 (11.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (6.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (2.82%) Windows 8
7 15 (2.65%) UNIX
8 14 (2.47%) Linux
9 13 (2.29%) Android
10 10 (1.76%) Mac OS
11 8 (1.41%) Apple iOS
12 7 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (1.23%) Windows 2000
13 4 (0.71%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (0.53%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.35%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.18%) CentOS
16 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.18%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (16.40%) ITIL
2 49 (8.64%) Project Management
3 44 (7.76%) PRINCE2
4 39 (6.88%) Migration
5 30 (5.29%) Service Management
6 25 (4.41%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (4.23%) Asset Management
8 23 (4.06%) Stakeholder Management
9 22 (3.88%) CRM
10 20 (3.53%) Document Management
11 18 (3.17%) Problem Management
12 17 (3.00%) User Acceptance Testing
13 16 (2.82%) Workflow
13 16 (2.82%) Risk Management
14 15 (2.65%) Data Analysis
15 14 (2.47%) Business Analysis
15 14 (2.47%) Service Delivery
15 14 (2.47%) Change Management
15 14 (2.47%) Configuration Management
16 12 (2.12%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 65 (11.46%) SQL
2 21 (3.70%) VBA
3 19 (3.35%) Java
4 11 (1.94%) Perl
5 10 (1.76%) T-SQL
6 9 (1.59%) PowerShell
7 8 (1.41%) C#
8 7 (1.23%) Shell Script
9 6 (1.06%) JavaScript
10 5 (0.88%) VB
10 5 (0.88%) C
10 5 (0.88%) PHP
11 4 (0.71%) AWK
11 4 (0.71%) C-shell
11 4 (0.71%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.53%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.35%) VBScript
13 2 (0.35%) C++
14 1 (0.18%) RPG/400
14 1 (0.18%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 46 (8.11%) Degree
2 27 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 20 (3.53%) MOS
4 18 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (2.47%) DV Cleared
6 12 (2.12%) PMI Certification
7 11 (1.94%) ISEB
8 10 (1.76%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (1.59%) SC Cleared
10 8 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 8 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (1.06%) CISSP
11 6 (1.06%) CCNA
11 6 (1.06%) MCSE
11 6 (1.06%) PMP
12 5 (0.88%) MCSA
12 5 (0.88%) MCP
13 4 (0.71%) CISA
13 4 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 3 (0.53%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.06%) SLA
1 23 (4.06%) QA
2 9 (1.59%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.71%) COBIT
5 3 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.18%) Basel III
6 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 184 (32.45%) Active Directory
2 27 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.47%) XenApp
4 11 (1.94%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.41%) vSphere
6 7 (1.23%) NLBS
7 6 (1.06%) Xen
7 6 (1.06%) XenDesktop
8 5 (0.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 5 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.71%) VMware ESX
9 4 (0.71%) Terminal Server
10 3 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.53%) Oracle RMAN
11 2 (0.35%) Firmware
11 2 (0.35%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.35%) UAG
12 1 (0.18%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.18%) Samba
Systems Management
1 21 (3.70%) SCCM
2 12 (2.12%) WSUS
2 12 (2.12%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (1.23%) SCOM
3 7 (1.23%) Backup Exec
4 4 (0.71%) NetBackup
4 4 (0.71%) Tivoli
4 4 (0.71%) Control-M
4 4 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (0.71%) Casper Suite
5 3 (0.53%) HP UCMDB
6 2 (0.35%) DameWare
6 2 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.35%) BMC Marimba
6 2 (0.35%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.35%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 1 (0.18%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.18%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 299 (52.73%) Microsoft
2 60 (10.58%) Citrix
3 44 (7.76%) VMware
4 40 (7.05%) Cisco
5 31 (5.47%) Lotus
6 24 (4.23%) HP
6 24 (4.23%) Oracle
7 18 (3.17%) Reuters
7 18 (3.17%) Bloomberg
7 18 (3.17%) Apple
8 17 (3.00%) ServiceNow
9 13 (2.29%) CheckPoint
9 13 (2.29%) Adobe
10 12 (2.12%) IBM
11 11 (1.94%) Remedy
12 10 (1.76%) Altiris
13 9 (1.59%) SAP
14 7 (1.23%) Interwoven
14 7 (1.23%) Symantec
14 7 (1.23%) Sybase
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