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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 45 37 39
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +2
Contract jobs citing MS Office 216 256 289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.98% 4.28% 4.50%
As % of the Applications category 33.13% 37.21% 37.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 153 179
Average daily rate
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£338 £288 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.39% -11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £140 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £564 £475 £521
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £225 £275
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 19 22
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £17.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -1.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.90 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.80 £22.30 £27.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.21 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-4.99% +1.50%
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
652 688 762
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.02% 11.51% 11.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 449 525
Average daily rate £400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £175 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £305
% change year-on-year
+7.43% -0.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 29 41
Average hourly rate £14.55 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.87% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.60 £22.00 £31.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-7.93% +1.61%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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.

1 200 (47.28%) Microsoft
2 184 (43.50%) MS Excel
3 166 (39.24%) Windows
4 157 (37.12%) Finance
5 103 (24.35%) Windows 7
6 101 (23.88%) Active Directory
7 78 (18.44%) Banking
8 64 (15.13%) Project Management
9 58 (13.71%) MS Project
10 57 (13.48%) Windows XP
10 57 (13.48%) MS PowerPoint
11 55 (13.00%) SharePoint
12 51 (12.06%) Blackberry
13 50 (11.82%) ITIL
14 47 (11.11%) MS Exchange
15 46 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
16 45 (10.64%) SQL
17 44 (10.40%) MS Visio
18 41 (9.69%) PRINCE2
19 38 (8.98%) Degree
20 37 (8.75%) Investment Banking
21 34 (8.04%) Citrix
22 33 (7.80%) Apple
23 31 (7.33%) Cisco
24 30 (7.09%) SQL Server
25 29 (6.86%) Windows Server 2008
26 27 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
27 26 (6.15%) VMware
28 24 (5.67%) Service Management
28 24 (5.67%) LAN

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (13.00%) SharePoint
2 47 (11.11%) MS Exchange
3 17 (4.02%) Lync
4 14 (3.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 11 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (2.13%) IBM Notes
6 9 (2.13%) IIS
7 8 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (1.18%) SAS
9 5 (1.18%) CMS
10 4 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.95%) Office Communications Server
10 4 (0.95%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.71%) WorkSite
11 3 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.47%) SAP Portal
12 2 (0.47%) Confluence
12 2 (0.47%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.47%) WebLogic
Applications
1 184 (43.50%) MS Excel
2 58 (13.71%) MS Project
3 57 (13.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 44 (10.40%) MS Visio
5 11 (2.60%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (1.42%) PowerPivot
7 5 (1.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.71%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.71%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.47%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.47%) InDesign
9 2 (0.47%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.24%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.24%) MicroStation
10 1 (0.24%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 9 (2.13%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (1.18%) assyst
3 4 (0.95%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.47%) Eikon
4 2 (0.47%) Temenos T24
4 2 (0.47%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.24%) Agresso
5 1 (0.24%) SAP EBP
5 1 (0.24%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.24%) Temenos Globus
5 1 (0.24%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.24%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.24%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.24%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.02%) Office 365
2 9 (2.13%) Google Apps
3 4 (0.95%) SaaS
4 3 (0.71%) PaaS
4 3 (0.71%) IaaS
5 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.47%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 24 (5.67%) LAN
1 24 (5.67%) VPN
2 19 (4.49%) TCP/IP
3 15 (3.55%) WAN
4 14 (3.31%) Internet
5 13 (3.07%) Firewall
5 13 (3.07%) VLAN
6 12 (2.84%) VoIP
6 12 (2.84%) DNS
7 11 (2.60%) SAN
8 10 (2.36%) Wi-Fi
8 10 (2.36%) Wireless
9 9 (2.13%) DHCP
9 9 (2.13%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (1.42%) NAS
10 6 (1.42%) LDAP
11 4 (0.95%) Unified Communications
11 4 (0.95%) MPLS
11 4 (0.95%) FTP
12 3 (0.71%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (7.09%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (2.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (1.65%) Data Mining
6 6 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (1.42%) Microsoft Power View
6 6 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (1.42%) OLAP
7 5 (1.18%) MS Access
7 5 (1.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 5 (1.18%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.95%) Cognos Query Studio
8 4 (0.95%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (0.71%) SAP BW
9 3 (0.71%) QlikView
10 2 (0.47%) Cognos Analysis Studio
10 2 (0.47%) Cognos Report Studio
10 2 (0.47%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 4 (0.95%) Subversion
2 3 (0.71%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.71%) Maven
2 3 (0.71%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.71%) TeamCity
2 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.24%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.24%) JIRA
4 1 (0.24%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 157 (37.12%) Finance
2 78 (18.44%) Banking
3 37 (8.75%) Investment Banking
4 20 (4.73%) Law
5 19 (4.49%) Financial Institution
5 19 (4.49%) Retail
6 16 (3.78%) Legal
7 11 (2.60%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.89%) Advertising
9 7 (1.65%) Retail Banking
10 6 (1.42%) Billing
11 5 (1.18%) Front Office
12 4 (0.95%) Marketing
12 4 (0.95%) Publishing
13 3 (0.71%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.47%) German Language
14 2 (0.47%) Private Banking
15 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.24%) Games
15 1 (0.24%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 144 (34.04%) Analyst
2 35 (8.27%) Service Analyst
3 34 (8.04%) Service Desk Analyst
4 33 (7.80%) Support Engineer
5 32 (7.57%) Desktop Support
6 30 (7.09%) Desktop Engineer
7 29 (6.86%) Project Manager
7 29 (6.86%) Business Analyst
8 24 (5.67%) Developer
8 24 (5.67%) Support Analyst
9 19 (4.49%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 18 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support
11 16 (3.78%) Administrator
11 16 (3.78%) Coordinator
11 16 (3.78%) Data Analyst
12 13 (3.07%) 1st Line Support
13 12 (2.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 10 (2.36%) Project Officer
14 10 (2.36%) Project Support Officer
14 10 (2.36%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.78%) .NET
2 7 (1.65%) HTML
3 5 (1.18%) XML
3 5 (1.18%) Application Packaging
3 5 (1.18%) FIX Protocol
4 4 (0.95%) WPF
5 3 (0.71%) CSS
6 2 (0.47%) HTML5
6 2 (0.47%) JSTL
6 2 (0.47%) Ajax
6 2 (0.47%) XMPP
6 2 (0.47%) JSP
6 2 (0.47%) Servlets
6 2 (0.47%) COM
7 1 (0.24%) XBRL
7 1 (0.24%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.24%) Web Services
7 1 (0.24%) JSON
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.24%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 51 (12.06%) Blackberry
2 46 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (4.73%) iPhone
4 15 (3.55%) iPad
5 14 (3.31%) Video Conferencing
6 10 (2.36%) Management Information System
6 10 (2.36%) PMI
7 9 (2.13%) Hedge funds
8 8 (1.89%) User Experience
8 8 (1.89%) Computer Science
9 7 (1.65%) NHS
9 7 (1.65%) Thin Client
9 7 (1.65%) Fat Client
10 6 (1.42%) Digital Media
10 6 (1.42%) Credit Risk
10 6 (1.42%) Statistics
10 6 (1.42%) Clustering
10 6 (1.42%) Equities
10 6 (1.42%) Handset
11 5 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 166 (39.24%) Windows
2 103 (24.35%) Windows 7
3 57 (13.48%) Windows XP
4 29 (6.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (5.20%) Windows 8
6 19 (4.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (4.49%) Android
7 14 (3.31%) Apple iOS
7 14 (3.31%) UNIX
7 14 (3.31%) Linux
8 13 (3.07%) Mac OS
9 11 (2.60%) Mac OS X
10 10 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (1.65%) Debian
12 4 (0.95%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.71%) AIX
14 2 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.47%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.24%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (15.13%) Project Management
2 50 (11.82%) ITIL
3 41 (9.69%) PRINCE2
4 27 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 24 (5.67%) Service Management
6 23 (5.44%) Migration
7 22 (5.20%) Data Modelling
7 22 (5.20%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (4.49%) Business Intelligence
8 19 (4.49%) Business Analysis
9 18 (4.26%) Risk Management
9 18 (4.26%) Change Management
10 15 (3.55%) Asset Management
11 14 (3.31%) ITSM
12 12 (2.84%) Incident Management
12 12 (2.84%) Data Analysis
12 12 (2.84%) Service Delivery
12 12 (2.84%) Programme Management
13 11 (2.60%) Change Control
13 11 (2.60%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 45 (10.64%) SQL
2 16 (3.78%) VBA
3 11 (2.60%) Java
4 9 (2.13%) T-SQL
5 7 (1.65%) C#
5 7 (1.65%) PowerShell
6 6 (1.42%) VB
7 5 (1.18%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.18%) Perl
8 4 (0.95%) C-shell
8 4 (0.95%) AWK
9 2 (0.47%) PHP
9 2 (0.47%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.47%) C++
9 2 (0.47%) VBScript
9 2 (0.47%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.24%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.24%) Python
10 1 (0.24%) Korn
10 1 (0.24%) sed
Qualifications
1 38 (8.98%) Degree
2 24 (5.67%) Security Cleared
3 19 (4.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (3.78%) MCSE
5 14 (3.31%) PMI Certification
6 10 (2.36%) MCSA
7 9 (2.13%) DV Cleared
8 8 (1.89%) MOS
9 7 (1.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (1.65%) CTC Cleared
10 6 (1.42%) SC Cleared
10 6 (1.42%) ISEB
11 5 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (1.18%) PMP
11 5 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.95%) ACTC
13 3 (0.71%) CISSP
13 3 (0.71%) CISM
14 2 (0.47%) APMP
14 2 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.31%) SLA
2 6 (1.42%) QA
3 5 (1.18%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.47%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.24%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.24%) COBIT
5 1 (0.24%) Basel III
5 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.24%) EMIR
5 1 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 101 (23.88%) Active Directory
2 23 (5.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.42%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.18%) XenApp
4 5 (1.18%) vSphere
5 3 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.71%) NLBS
5 3 (0.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (0.47%) Xen
7 1 (0.24%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.24%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 10 (2.36%) SCCM
2 6 (1.42%) Casper Suite
3 4 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.71%) WSUS
5 2 (0.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (0.47%) SCOM
5 2 (0.47%) DameWare
6 1 (0.24%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (0.24%) MOM
6 1 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.24%) HP UCMDB
6 1 (0.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 200 (47.28%) Microsoft
2 34 (8.04%) Citrix
3 33 (7.80%) Apple
4 31 (7.33%) Cisco
5 26 (6.15%) VMware
6 18 (4.26%) Bloomberg
7 15 (3.55%) IBM
7 15 (3.55%) Reuters
8 14 (3.31%) Oracle
9 12 (2.84%) WorldPay
9 12 (2.84%) Remedy
9 12 (2.84%) SAP
9 12 (2.84%) HP
10 11 (2.60%) Google
11 10 (2.36%) CheckPoint
12 9 (2.13%) Red Hat
12 9 (2.13%) Lotus
12 9 (2.13%) Adobe
12 9 (2.13%) Cognos
13 8 (1.89%) BMC
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