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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 40 39 38
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Office 233 277 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 4.26% 4.30% 4.51%
As % of the Applications category 36.87% 37.48% 39.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 160 180
Average daily rate
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£320 £290 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.42% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £143 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £250 £269
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -7.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 25 21
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.20 £23.80 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.14 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.14% -
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
632 739 706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.56% 11.48% 11.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 458 477 494
Average daily rate £375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £522 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 35 34
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +8.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.20 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.80 £22.50 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -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 21 April 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 21 April 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 21 April 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.

1 232 (51.56%) Microsoft
2 211 (46.89%) MS Excel
3 180 (40.00%) Windows
4 159 (35.33%) Finance
5 110 (24.44%) Windows 7
6 104 (23.11%) Active Directory
7 103 (22.89%) Banking
8 68 (15.11%) Windows XP
9 65 (14.44%) Project Management
10 64 (14.22%) MS PowerPoint
11 56 (12.44%) Blackberry
11 56 (12.44%) ITIL
12 55 (12.22%) MS Project
13 52 (11.56%) SharePoint
13 52 (11.56%) Analytical Skills
14 50 (11.11%) MS Exchange
15 49 (10.89%) SQL
15 49 (10.89%) Investment Banking
16 45 (10.00%) Degree
16 45 (10.00%) MS Visio
17 37 (8.22%) PRINCE2
18 35 (7.78%) Citrix
19 34 (7.56%) SQL Server
20 33 (7.33%) Stakeholder Management
21 32 (7.11%) Windows Server 2008
22 31 (6.89%) Apple
23 29 (6.44%) Cisco
24 28 (6.22%) VPN
25 27 (6.00%) VMware
26 25 (5.56%) LAN

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 52 (11.56%) SharePoint
2 50 (11.11%) MS Exchange
3 17 (3.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 15 (3.33%) IBM Notes
5 14 (3.11%) Lync
6 13 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (2.00%) IIS
7 9 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.11%) CMS
8 5 (1.11%) SAS
8 5 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (0.89%) Office Communications Server
10 3 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.44%) SAP Portal
11 2 (0.44%) Confluence
11 2 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.44%) WebLogic Portal
11 2 (0.44%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 211 (46.89%) MS Excel
2 64 (14.22%) MS PowerPoint
3 55 (12.22%) MS Project
4 45 (10.00%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.78%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (1.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.89%) PowerPivot
8 3 (0.67%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.67%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.67%) InDesign
9 2 (0.44%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.44%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.22%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.22%) MicroStation
10 1 (0.22%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 7 (1.56%) assyst
1 7 (1.56%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.89%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (0.44%) SAP R/3
3 2 (0.44%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.44%) Temenos T24
3 2 (0.44%) Eikon
4 1 (0.22%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.22%) Agresso
4 1 (0.22%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.22%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.22%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.22%) SAP EBP
4 1 (0.22%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.22%) Temenos Globus
4 1 (0.22%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.22%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.33%) Office 365
2 9 (2.00%) Google Apps
3 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.44%) PaaS
4 2 (0.44%) IaaS
5 1 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 28 (6.22%) VPN
2 25 (5.56%) LAN
3 20 (4.44%) TCP/IP
4 16 (3.56%) WAN
4 16 (3.56%) Internet
5 15 (3.33%) Wireless
5 15 (3.33%) DNS
6 13 (2.89%) DHCP
7 12 (2.67%) VLAN
7 12 (2.67%) Firewall
8 11 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
8 11 (2.44%) VoIP
9 9 (2.00%) SAN
10 7 (1.56%) FTP
10 7 (1.56%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (1.11%) LDAP
11 5 (1.11%) Unified Communications
12 4 (0.89%) NAS
13 3 (0.67%) Broadband
13 3 (0.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (7.56%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (1.56%) Data Mining
6 6 (1.33%) MS Access
6 6 (1.33%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (0.89%) Cognos Query Studio
7 4 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (0.89%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (0.67%) OLAP
8 3 (0.67%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.67%) SAP BW
8 3 (0.67%) MySQL
8 3 (0.67%) QlikView
8 3 (0.67%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.44%) Cognos Analysis Studio
Development Applications
1 4 (0.89%) Visual Studio
1 4 (0.89%) Subversion
2 3 (0.67%) Maven
2 3 (0.67%) JIRA
2 3 (0.67%) TeamCity
2 3 (0.67%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (0.44%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 1 (0.22%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.22%) JUnit
4 1 (0.22%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (0.22%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.22%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.22%) RequisitePro
4 1 (0.22%) Rational Robot
4 1 (0.22%) Serena SBM
General
1 159 (35.33%) Finance
2 103 (22.89%) Banking
3 49 (10.89%) Investment Banking
4 22 (4.89%) Retail
5 21 (4.67%) Law
6 20 (4.44%) Legal
6 20 (4.44%) Financial Institution
7 17 (3.78%) Telecoms
8 9 (2.00%) Retail Banking
9 8 (1.78%) Front Office
9 8 (1.78%) Billing
10 6 (1.33%) Advertising
10 6 (1.33%) Publishing
10 6 (1.33%) Spanish Language
11 4 (0.89%) German Language
11 4 (0.89%) Marketing
12 3 (0.67%) Back Office
13 2 (0.44%) Japanese Language
14 1 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.22%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 154 (34.22%) Analyst
2 39 (8.67%) Service Analyst
3 38 (8.44%) Service Desk Analyst
4 37 (8.22%) Desktop Support
5 35 (7.78%) Support Engineer
6 34 (7.56%) Business Analyst
7 31 (6.89%) Project Manager
7 31 (6.89%) Desktop Engineer
8 28 (6.22%) Support Analyst
9 26 (5.78%) Developer
10 22 (4.89%) 2nd Line Support
11 21 (4.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 18 (4.00%) Administrator
13 16 (3.56%) Data Analyst
14 15 (3.33%) Coordinator
15 13 (2.89%) Help Desk Analyst
15 13 (2.89%) 1st Line Support
16 10 (2.22%) IT Support
17 9 (2.00%) Project Coordinator
17 9 (2.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.44%) .NET
2 10 (2.22%) HTML
3 8 (1.78%) XML
4 6 (1.33%) WPF
5 5 (1.11%) FIX Protocol
6 4 (0.89%) jQuery
6 4 (0.89%) Application Packaging
7 3 (0.67%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.67%) CSS
8 2 (0.44%) JSP
8 2 (0.44%) Servlets
8 2 (0.44%) COM
8 2 (0.44%) JSTL
8 2 (0.44%) Ajax
8 2 (0.44%) XMPP
8 2 (0.44%) JSON
8 2 (0.44%) HTML5
9 1 (0.22%) REST
9 1 (0.22%) CSS3
9 1 (0.22%) ASP.NET 2.0
Miscellaneous
1 56 (12.44%) Blackberry
2 52 (11.56%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (4.22%) iPhone
4 15 (3.33%) iPad
5 13 (2.89%) Video Conferencing
6 12 (2.67%) Hedge funds
7 11 (2.44%) Management Information System
8 9 (2.00%) Handset
8 9 (2.00%) PMI
8 9 (2.00%) Computer Science
9 8 (1.78%) Mobile App
10 7 (1.56%) User Experience
10 7 (1.56%) Fat Client
10 7 (1.56%) NHS
10 7 (1.56%) Thin Client
11 6 (1.33%) Statistics
11 6 (1.33%) Smartphone
12 5 (1.11%) Derivative
12 5 (1.11%) Equities
12 5 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 180 (40.00%) Windows
2 110 (24.44%) Windows 7
3 68 (15.11%) Windows XP
4 32 (7.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (5.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (4.89%) Android
6 22 (4.89%) Windows 8
7 19 (4.22%) Apple iOS
8 15 (3.33%) UNIX
9 13 (2.89%) Mac OS
9 13 (2.89%) Linux
9 13 (2.89%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (2.22%) Mac OS X
11 5 (1.11%) Debian
11 5 (1.11%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.67%) AIX
13 2 (0.44%) Solaris
13 2 (0.44%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.22%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (14.44%) Project Management
2 56 (12.44%) ITIL
3 37 (8.22%) PRINCE2
4 33 (7.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 24 (5.33%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (5.33%) Migration
6 22 (4.89%) Business Analysis
7 21 (4.67%) Change Management
7 21 (4.67%) Service Management
8 16 (3.56%) Risk Management
8 16 (3.56%) Document Management
9 15 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
10 14 (3.11%) Data Modelling
10 14 (3.11%) Asset Management
11 12 (2.67%) Data Analysis
11 12 (2.67%) Continuous Improvement
12 11 (2.44%) Incident Management
12 11 (2.44%) Service Delivery
13 10 (2.22%) ITSM
13 10 (2.22%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 49 (10.89%) SQL
2 20 (4.44%) VBA
3 13 (2.89%) T-SQL
4 12 (2.67%) Java
5 11 (2.44%) C#
6 10 (2.22%) PowerShell
7 9 (2.00%) JavaScript
8 6 (1.33%) Perl
8 6 (1.33%) VB
9 4 (0.89%) AWK
9 4 (0.89%) C-shell
10 3 (0.67%) VB.NET
10 3 (0.67%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.44%) PHP
11 2 (0.44%) VBScript
11 2 (0.44%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.22%) sed
12 1 (0.22%) Korn
12 1 (0.22%) Python
12 1 (0.22%) C
Qualifications
1 45 (10.00%) Degree
2 25 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 18 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (3.11%) PMI Certification
5 12 (2.67%) MCSE
6 8 (1.78%) MCSA
6 8 (1.78%) ISEB
6 8 (1.78%) DV Cleared
7 7 (1.56%) MOS
8 6 (1.33%) SC Cleared
8 6 (1.33%) CTC Cleared
8 6 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (1.33%) PMP
9 5 (1.11%) MCP
9 5 (1.11%) MBA
9 5 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 5 (1.11%) MCT
9 5 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (1.11%) CFA
10 4 (0.89%) ACTC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.78%) SLA
2 7 (1.56%) QA
3 5 (1.11%) Solvency II
4 3 (0.67%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.22%) COBIT
6 1 (0.22%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.22%) EMIR
6 1 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.22%) Basel III
System Software
1 104 (23.11%) Active Directory
2 21 (4.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.11%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.67%) XenApp
4 3 (0.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (0.44%) vSphere
5 2 (0.44%) NLBS
5 2 (0.44%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.22%) Xen
6 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.22%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.22%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 13 (2.89%) SCCM
2 7 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (1.33%) Casper Suite
4 2 (0.44%) WSUS
4 2 (0.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (0.44%) SCOM
4 2 (0.44%) DameWare
4 2 (0.44%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.22%) MOM
5 1 (0.22%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.22%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.22%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.22%) PureDisk
5 1 (0.22%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.22%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 232 (51.56%) Microsoft
2 35 (7.78%) Citrix
3 31 (6.89%) Apple
4 29 (6.44%) Cisco
5 27 (6.00%) VMware
6 22 (4.89%) Bloomberg
7 19 (4.22%) Reuters
8 17 (3.78%) IBM
9 16 (3.56%) HP
10 15 (3.33%) Lotus
11 14 (3.11%) Oracle
12 12 (2.67%) SAP
13 11 (2.44%) Adobe
13 11 (2.44%) Google
14 10 (2.22%) WorldPay
14 10 (2.22%) Remedy
15 9 (2.00%) Cognos
16 8 (1.78%) Red Hat
16 8 (1.78%) CheckPoint
16 8 (1.78%) Altiris
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