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 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 42 45 36
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -9
Contract jobs citing MS Office 135 227 271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.87% 4.05% 4.34%
As % of the Applications category 39.36% 36.15% 38.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 168 162
Average daily rate £325 £325 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £290 £225
% change year-on-year
-0.86% +28.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 16 24
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.90 £36.00 £23.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.25 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -5.35%
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
343 628 707
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.83% 11.21% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 470 466
Average daily rate £400 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £182 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 33
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.57 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.04% -11.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.30 £51.20 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.33%

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 May 2016.

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 May 2016.

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 May 2016, 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.

1 130 (49.62%) Windows
1 130 (49.62%) Microsoft
2 123 (46.95%) MS Excel
3 105 (40.08%) Finance
4 71 (27.10%) Windows 7
5 65 (24.81%) Active Directory
6 51 (19.47%) ITIL
7 45 (17.18%) Citrix
8 41 (15.65%) SharePoint
9 38 (14.50%) MS PowerPoint
10 37 (14.12%) SCCM
11 35 (13.36%) Project Management
12 33 (12.60%) Degree
13 31 (11.83%) Banking
13 31 (11.83%) Blackberry
13 31 (11.83%) Office 365
14 30 (11.45%) MS Visio
14 30 (11.45%) Windows Server 2008
15 28 (10.69%) Agile Software Development
16 27 (10.31%) Microsoft Certification
17 26 (9.92%) SQL Server
17 26 (9.92%) Change Management
17 26 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
18 25 (9.54%) MS Exchange
19 24 (9.16%) MCSE
19 24 (9.16%) VMware
19 24 (9.16%) Windows Server
20 23 (8.78%) SQL
20 23 (8.78%) VMware Infrastructure
21 22 (8.40%) Security Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 41 (15.65%) SharePoint
2 25 (9.54%) MS Exchange
3 13 (4.96%) Skype for Business
4 12 (4.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 10 (3.82%) Exchange Server 2007
5 10 (3.82%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (3.44%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (3.05%) CMS
8 7 (2.67%) IBM Notes
9 6 (2.29%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (1.53%) IIS
11 3 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (1.15%) Zimbra
12 2 (0.76%) Confluence
13 1 (0.38%) Apache
13 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.38%) MS Project Server
13 1 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.38%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 123 (46.95%) MS Excel
2 38 (14.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 30 (11.45%) MS Visio
4 21 (8.02%) MS Project
5 8 (3.05%) Photoshop
6 5 (1.91%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.76%) Adobe After Effects
7 2 (0.76%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.38%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.38%) Adobe SpeedGrade
8 1 (0.38%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.15%) Eikon
2 2 (0.76%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.76%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.38%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.38%) Primavera
3 1 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.38%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.38%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 31 (11.83%) Office 365
2 6 (2.29%) OneDrive
2 6 (2.29%) SaaS
2 6 (2.29%) Yammer
3 3 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.76%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.38%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.38%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.34%) TCP/IP
2 13 (4.96%) Skype
3 11 (4.20%) DHCP
3 11 (4.20%) DNS
3 11 (4.20%) Internet
3 11 (4.20%) VPN
4 10 (3.82%) LAN
5 8 (3.05%) Firewall
6 7 (2.67%) SAN
7 6 (2.29%) WebEx
8 5 (1.91%) VoIP
8 5 (1.91%) WAN
9 4 (1.53%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (1.53%) Intranet
9 4 (1.53%) Wireless
10 3 (1.15%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (1.15%) Ethernet
10 3 (1.15%) iSCSI
11 2 (0.76%) HTTP
11 2 (0.76%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (9.92%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.82%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.76%) MS Access
5 2 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.76%) QlikView
5 2 (0.76%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.38%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.38%) MySQL
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (2.29%) Dreamweaver
1 6 (2.29%) JIRA
2 4 (1.53%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.15%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 2 (0.76%) Selenium
4 2 (0.76%) Toad
5 1 (0.38%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.38%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.38%) JMeter
5 1 (0.38%) NeoLoad
5 1 (0.38%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.38%) Zephyr
General
1 105 (40.08%) Finance
2 31 (11.83%) Banking
3 19 (7.25%) Legal
4 14 (5.34%) Law
4 14 (5.34%) Marketing
5 10 (3.82%) Telecoms
6 8 (3.05%) Back Office
7 7 (2.67%) Front Office
8 5 (1.91%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.91%) German Language
9 4 (1.53%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.53%) Publishing
10 2 (0.76%) Advertising
10 2 (0.76%) Electronics
10 2 (0.76%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.38%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.38%) Polish Language
11 1 (0.38%) Retail
11 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 85 (32.44%) Analyst
2 30 (11.45%) Desktop Support
3 29 (11.07%) Support Engineer
4 27 (10.31%) Support Analyst
5 24 (9.16%) Developer
6 16 (6.11%) Service Analyst
7 15 (5.73%) Business Analyst
7 15 (5.73%) Desktop Engineer
8 14 (5.34%) Project Manager
9 13 (4.96%) 2nd Line Support
10 12 (4.58%) Desktop Analyst
10 12 (4.58%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 10 (3.82%) 1st Line Support
11 10 (3.82%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 10 (3.82%) Office 365 Engineer
11 10 (3.82%) Service Desk Analyst
12 9 (3.44%) Citrix Analyst
12 9 (3.44%) Citrix Support
12 9 (3.44%) IT Support
13 8 (3.05%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.34%) XML
2 11 (4.20%) .NET
2 11 (4.20%) HTML
3 8 (3.05%) jQuery
4 7 (2.67%) CSS
5 5 (1.91%) .NET Framework
5 5 (1.91%) Web Services
5 5 (1.91%) WPF
6 4 (1.53%) WinForms
7 3 (1.15%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.15%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (1.15%) XML Messaging
8 2 (0.76%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.76%) OOXML
8 2 (0.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (0.76%) WAP
9 1 (0.38%) DOM
9 1 (0.38%) EDIFACT
9 1 (0.38%) ODBC
9 1 (0.38%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 31 (11.83%) Blackberry
2 26 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.20%) Management Information System
3 11 (4.20%) User Experience
3 11 (4.20%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (2.29%) Data Centre
5 5 (1.91%) Statistics
6 4 (1.53%) Device Driver
6 4 (1.53%) Fat Client
6 4 (1.53%) Hedge funds
6 4 (1.53%) iPad
6 4 (1.53%) iPhone
6 4 (1.53%) Social Media
6 4 (1.53%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.15%) BYOD
7 3 (1.15%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.15%) STB
7 3 (1.15%) SWIFT
8 2 (0.76%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.76%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 130 (49.62%) Windows
2 71 (27.10%) Windows 7
3 30 (11.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (9.16%) Windows Server
5 20 (7.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (6.49%) Windows 8
7 16 (6.11%) Apple iOS
8 14 (5.34%) Windows XP
9 12 (4.58%) Mac OS X
9 12 (4.58%) Windows 2000 Server
10 8 (3.05%) Windows 10
11 7 (2.67%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (2.29%) Linux
13 4 (1.53%) Android
14 3 (1.15%) CentOS
14 3 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (1.15%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.76%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.38%) Debian
16 1 (0.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (19.47%) ITIL
2 35 (13.36%) Project Management
3 28 (10.69%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (9.92%) Change Management
5 20 (7.63%) PRINCE2
6 16 (6.11%) Migration
6 16 (6.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (4.58%) Data Management
7 12 (4.58%) Mentoring
8 9 (3.44%) Asset Management
8 9 (3.44%) Business Analysis
8 9 (3.44%) Change Control
8 9 (3.44%) Coaching
8 9 (3.44%) Document Management
9 8 (3.05%) Project Planning
9 8 (3.05%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (3.05%) Workflow
10 7 (2.67%) Content Management
10 7 (2.67%) Problem Management
10 7 (2.67%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 23 (8.78%) SQL
2 14 (5.34%) C#
2 14 (5.34%) PowerShell
3 13 (4.96%) VBA
4 8 (3.05%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.53%) Java
5 4 (1.53%) Python
5 4 (1.53%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.15%) C
6 3 (1.15%) VB
7 2 (0.76%) C++
7 2 (0.76%) Perl
7 2 (0.76%) Ruby
7 2 (0.76%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.76%) VBScript
8 1 (0.38%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.38%) Korn
8 1 (0.38%) PHP
8 1 (0.38%) VC++
Qualifications
1 33 (12.60%) Degree
2 27 (10.31%) Microsoft Certification
3 24 (9.16%) MCSE
4 22 (8.40%) Security Cleared
5 17 (6.49%) MCP
6 13 (4.96%) MCDST
7 8 (3.05%) SC Cleared
8 6 (2.29%) CTC Cleared
8 6 (2.29%) MCTS
9 5 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.91%) ISEB
9 5 (1.91%) ISTQB
10 4 (1.53%) MCSA
10 4 (1.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (1.15%) A+ Certification
11 3 (1.15%) CCNA
11 3 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (1.15%) MOS
11 3 (1.15%) PMI Certification
11 3 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.34%) SLA
2 6 (2.29%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.91%) QA
4 3 (1.15%) ISO15022
4 3 (1.15%) ISO20022
5 2 (0.76%) P3O
6 1 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.38%) GPG13
6 1 (0.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.38%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.38%) MiFID
6 1 (0.38%) Solvency II
System Software
1 65 (24.81%) Active Directory
2 23 (8.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (7.63%) XenApp
4 6 (2.29%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.91%) Terminal Services
5 5 (1.91%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (1.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (1.15%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (1.15%) Xen
7 2 (0.76%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.76%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.38%) Snort
Systems Management
1 37 (14.12%) SCCM
2 8 (3.05%) SCOM
3 4 (1.53%) Backup Exec
3 4 (1.53%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (1.53%) HP SIM
3 4 (1.53%) SCOrch
3 4 (1.53%) SCVMM
3 4 (1.53%) Windows Intune
4 3 (1.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (1.15%) vMotion
5 2 (0.76%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.38%) Ansible
6 1 (0.38%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.38%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.38%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.38%) Puppet
6 1 (0.38%) Salt
6 1 (0.38%) SCSM
6 1 (0.38%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 130 (49.62%) Microsoft
2 45 (17.18%) Citrix
3 24 (9.16%) VMware
4 17 (6.49%) Bloomberg
4 17 (6.49%) Reuters
5 13 (4.96%) Dell
5 13 (4.96%) HP
6 11 (4.20%) Adobe
6 11 (4.20%) Cisco
7 9 (3.44%) Symantec
8 7 (2.67%) Lotus
8 7 (2.67%) Polycom
9 6 (2.29%) Google
10 5 (1.91%) Apple
10 5 (1.91%) iManage
10 5 (1.91%) SAP
10 5 (1.91%) Sybase
11 4 (1.53%) IBM
11 4 (1.53%) Oracle
11 4 (1.53%) Red Hat
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