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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 41 33 36
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +3
Contract jobs citing MS Office 243 270 342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 4.28% 4.72% 4.85%
As % of the Applications category 33.15% 38.24% 39.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 167 219
Average daily rate
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£325 £240 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.41% -31.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £135 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £504 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £265 £275
% change year-on-year
+10.37% -3.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 26 31
Average hourly rate £15.50 £19.35 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.89% +1.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £11.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.25 £24.50 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.02
% change year-on-year
- -0.14%
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
733 706 874
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.90% 12.34% 12.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 477 613
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 £200 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £311 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.58% +0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 34 51
Average hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.95 £12.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.30 £26.00 £32.12
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- -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 7 July 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 7 July 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 7 July 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.

1 227 (47.39%) Microsoft
2 191 (39.87%) MS Excel
3 189 (39.46%) Finance
4 175 (36.53%) Windows
5 106 (22.13%) Windows 7
6 105 (21.92%) Active Directory
7 87 (18.16%) Banking
8 77 (16.08%) Project Management
9 65 (13.57%) MS Visio
9 65 (13.57%) MS Project
10 64 (13.36%) SharePoint
11 62 (12.94%) MS PowerPoint
12 57 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
13 56 (11.69%) ITIL
14 54 (11.27%) SQL
15 52 (10.86%) Blackberry
16 47 (9.81%) Windows XP
17 46 (9.60%) Degree
18 45 (9.39%) MS Exchange
18 45 (9.39%) Citrix
19 43 (8.98%) PRINCE2
20 40 (8.35%) Investment Banking
21 38 (7.93%) SQL Server
22 37 (7.72%) Cisco
22 37 (7.72%) Windows Server 2008
23 35 (7.31%) Agile Software Development
24 32 (6.68%) Service Management
24 32 (6.68%) Apple
25 31 (6.47%) Stakeholder Management
25 31 (6.47%) Change Management

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 64 (13.36%) SharePoint
2 45 (9.39%) MS Exchange
3 18 (3.76%) Lync
4 15 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 10 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (1.88%) IIS
7 8 (1.67%) IBM Notes
7 8 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (1.04%) WorkSite
10 4 (0.84%) CMS
10 4 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (0.84%) SAS
11 3 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.63%) Office Communications Server
12 2 (0.42%) SAP Portal
12 2 (0.42%) Confluence
12 2 (0.42%) Documentum
13 1 (0.21%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 191 (39.87%) MS Excel
2 65 (13.57%) MS Visio
2 65 (13.57%) MS Project
3 62 (12.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (2.51%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (1.25%) PowerPivot
6 4 (0.84%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.84%) Mingle
7 3 (0.63%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.63%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.63%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.42%) Open Workbench
8 2 (0.42%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.21%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.21%) MicroStation
9 1 (0.21%) ProjectWise
9 1 (0.21%) RoboHelp
9 1 (0.21%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 7 (1.46%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (1.04%) Cognos TM1
3 3 (0.63%) assyst
4 2 (0.42%) SAP R/3
4 2 (0.42%) Temenos T24
4 2 (0.42%) Hyperion Planning
4 2 (0.42%) Eikon
5 1 (0.21%) IntelliMatch
5 1 (0.21%) Agresso
5 1 (0.21%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.21%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.21%) Endur
5 1 (0.21%) SAP EBP
5 1 (0.21%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.21%) Temenos Globus
5 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.21%) Cognos Controller
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.18%) Office 365
2 9 (1.88%) Google Apps
3 8 (1.67%) SaaS
4 4 (0.84%) IaaS
4 4 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.63%) PaaS
6 2 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.42%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.21%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.21%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 28 (5.85%) LAN
2 22 (4.59%) TCP/IP
3 21 (4.38%) WAN
3 21 (4.38%) Firewall
4 20 (4.18%) VPN
5 15 (3.13%) DNS
6 14 (2.92%) Internet
7 13 (2.71%) VLAN
7 13 (2.71%) VoIP
8 12 (2.51%) DHCP
9 11 (2.30%) SAN
9 11 (2.30%) Wi-Fi
10 10 (2.09%) Cisco IOS
11 9 (1.88%) MPLS
12 8 (1.67%) LDAP
13 7 (1.46%) Intranet
13 7 (1.46%) DSL
13 7 (1.46%) BIG-IP
14 6 (1.25%) NAS
14 6 (1.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (7.93%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (1.67%) Data Mining
5 8 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (1.46%) Relational Database
6 7 (1.46%) Microsoft Power View
6 7 (1.46%) OLAP
7 6 (1.25%) MS Access
7 6 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (1.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 5 (1.04%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (0.84%) Cognos Query Studio
10 3 (0.63%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.63%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.63%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 5 (1.04%) JIRA
2 4 (0.84%) Selenium
2 4 (0.84%) Visual Studio
2 4 (0.84%) Subversion
2 4 (0.84%) WebDriver
2 4 (0.84%) SpecFlow
3 3 (0.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (0.63%) Maven
3 3 (0.63%) TeamCity
3 3 (0.63%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 1 (0.21%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.21%) PowerBuilder
5 1 (0.21%) Axure RP
General
1 189 (39.46%) Finance
2 87 (18.16%) Banking
3 40 (8.35%) Investment Banking
4 22 (4.59%) Law
5 19 (3.97%) Legal
5 19 (3.97%) Financial Institution
6 15 (3.13%) Telecoms
6 15 (3.13%) Retail
7 9 (1.88%) Advertising
8 7 (1.46%) Retail Banking
8 7 (1.46%) Billing
9 6 (1.25%) Publishing
10 5 (1.04%) Front Office
10 5 (1.04%) Marketing
11 2 (0.42%) German Language
11 2 (0.42%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.42%) Games
11 2 (0.42%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.21%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 159 (33.19%) Analyst
2 41 (8.56%) Support Engineer
3 38 (7.93%) Desktop Support
4 37 (7.72%) Business Analyst
5 36 (7.52%) Project Manager
6 35 (7.31%) Service Analyst
6 35 (7.31%) Service Desk Analyst
7 29 (6.05%) Developer
8 28 (5.85%) Support Analyst
8 28 (5.85%) Desktop Engineer
9 18 (3.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 18 (3.76%) 2nd Line Support
9 18 (3.76%) Administrator
10 16 (3.34%) Data Analyst
10 16 (3.34%) Consultant
11 15 (3.13%) 1st Line Support
12 14 (2.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 14 (2.92%) Coordinator
13 12 (2.51%) IT Support
14 11 (2.30%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (5.22%) .NET
2 10 (2.09%) HTML
3 8 (1.67%) WPF
4 5 (1.04%) Application Packaging
4 5 (1.04%) FIX Protocol
4 5 (1.04%) ASP.NET
4 5 (1.04%) CSS
4 5 (1.04%) XML
4 5 (1.04%) .NET Framework
5 4 (0.84%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (0.63%) Ajax
7 2 (0.42%) JSP
7 2 (0.42%) Servlets
7 2 (0.42%) COM
7 2 (0.42%) Web Services
7 2 (0.42%) HTML5
7 2 (0.42%) Middleware
7 2 (0.42%) JSTL
8 1 (0.21%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.21%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 57 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (10.86%) Blackberry
3 19 (3.97%) iPhone
4 17 (3.55%) Management Information System
5 16 (3.34%) Video Conferencing
6 15 (3.13%) iPad
7 12 (2.51%) PMI
7 12 (2.51%) Computer Science
8 11 (2.30%) Data Centre
9 8 (1.67%) User Experience
9 8 (1.67%) Handset
10 7 (1.46%) Thin Client
10 7 (1.46%) Fat Client
11 6 (1.25%) Market Risk
11 6 (1.25%) Equities
11 6 (1.25%) Statistics
11 6 (1.25%) NHS
11 6 (1.25%) Clustering
11 6 (1.25%) Digital Media
11 6 (1.25%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 175 (36.53%) Windows
2 106 (22.13%) Windows 7
3 47 (9.81%) Windows XP
4 37 (7.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (5.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 26 (5.43%) Windows 8
7 20 (4.18%) Android
8 19 (3.97%) UNIX
9 16 (3.34%) Apple iOS
9 16 (3.34%) Linux
10 13 (2.71%) Mac OS X
11 12 (2.51%) Mac OS
12 9 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (1.46%) Debian
14 4 (0.84%) AIX
15 3 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.42%) Solaris
16 2 (0.42%) Windows Vista
17 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (16.08%) Project Management
2 56 (11.69%) ITIL
3 43 (8.98%) PRINCE2
4 35 (7.31%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (6.68%) Service Management
6 31 (6.47%) Change Management
6 31 (6.47%) Stakeholder Management
7 30 (6.26%) Business Analysis
8 24 (5.01%) Data Modelling
9 23 (4.80%) Migration
10 22 (4.59%) Business Intelligence
10 22 (4.59%) Risk Management
11 18 (3.76%) Asset Management
12 16 (3.34%) Data Analysis
12 16 (3.34%) ITSM
12 16 (3.34%) Analytics
13 14 (2.92%) User Acceptance Testing
13 14 (2.92%) SDLC
14 13 (2.71%) Waterfall
14 13 (2.71%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 54 (11.27%) SQL
2 17 (3.55%) VBA
3 13 (2.71%) Java
4 12 (2.51%) C#
5 10 (2.09%) T-SQL
6 8 (1.67%) Perl
6 8 (1.67%) PowerShell
7 6 (1.25%) JavaScript
7 6 (1.25%) VB
8 4 (0.84%) VBScript
8 4 (0.84%) AWK
8 4 (0.84%) C++
8 4 (0.84%) PL/SQL
8 4 (0.84%) C-shell
9 3 (0.63%) PHP
10 2 (0.42%) Python
10 2 (0.42%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.42%) R
11 1 (0.21%) sed
11 1 (0.21%) Korn
Qualifications
1 46 (9.60%) Degree
2 27 (5.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 26 (5.43%) Security Cleared
4 23 (4.80%) MCSE
5 16 (3.34%) PMI Certification
6 12 (2.51%) MCSA
7 10 (2.09%) MOS
8 9 (1.88%) DV Cleared
9 8 (1.67%) SC Cleared
9 8 (1.67%) CTC Cleared
9 8 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 6 (1.25%) ISEB
11 5 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (1.04%) PMP
12 4 (0.84%) ACTC
12 4 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.63%) CISM
13 3 (0.63%) CIMA
13 3 (0.63%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.13%) SLA
2 11 (2.30%) QA
3 5 (1.04%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.42%) COBIT
4 2 (0.42%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.21%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.21%) Basel III
5 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.21%) Basel II
5 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.21%) P3O
5 1 (0.21%) EMIR
System Software
1 105 (21.92%) Active Directory
2 25 (5.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.67%) XenApp
4 7 (1.46%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.46%) NLBS
5 5 (1.04%) vSphere
6 3 (0.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.63%) Xen
6 3 (0.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.42%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.21%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.21%) PowerHA
8 1 (0.21%) KVM
8 1 (0.21%) RHEV
8 1 (0.21%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.21%) XenServer
8 1 (0.21%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (2.09%) SCCM
2 7 (1.46%) WSUS
3 6 (1.25%) Casper Suite
4 5 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.63%) SCOM
5 3 (0.63%) DameWare
5 3 (0.63%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.42%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 2 (0.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.21%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.21%) MOM
7 1 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.21%) WMI
7 1 (0.21%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.21%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.21%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.21%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.21%) yum
Vendors
1 227 (47.39%) Microsoft
2 45 (9.39%) Citrix
3 37 (7.72%) Cisco
4 32 (6.68%) Apple
5 29 (6.05%) VMware
6 26 (5.43%) Bloomberg
7 21 (4.38%) Oracle
8 17 (3.55%) Reuters
9 16 (3.34%) IBM
10 15 (3.13%) HP
11 14 (2.92%) CheckPoint
12 13 (2.71%) WorldPay
13 12 (2.51%) Google
13 12 (2.51%) SAP
14 11 (2.30%) Red Hat
15 10 (2.09%) Remedy
15 10 (2.09%) Cognos
15 10 (2.09%) Adobe
16 8 (1.67%) Lotus
17 7 (1.46%) BMC
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £200 - £260 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £60000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 200pd
Posted: 22 hours ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £0.000 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £700.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £550 - £610 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £90 - £100 per day
Posted: 28 days ago