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 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 45 39 44
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +5
Contract jobs citing MS Office 121 224 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.84% 4.36% 4.28%
As % of the Applications category 34.57% 40.51% 37.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 142 145
Average daily rate £313 £300 £269
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +11.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £150 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £265 £225
% change year-on-year
+13.37% +17.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 22 28
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.93 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.90% -8.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.40 £11.61 £11.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 £21.08 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
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
350 553 660
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.11% 10.76% 11.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 379 441
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £165 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £319 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.96% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 23 31
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.85 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% -12.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.65 £11.75 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £21.25 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -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 8 February 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 8 February 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 8 February 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.

1 142 (54.83%) Windows
2 127 (49.03%) Microsoft
3 107 (41.31%) MS Excel
4 88 (33.98%) Finance
5 74 (28.57%) Windows 7
6 68 (26.25%) Active Directory
7 49 (18.92%) ITIL
8 47 (18.15%) Project Management
9 42 (16.22%) Citrix
10 39 (15.06%) Blackberry
10 39 (15.06%) MS Visio
11 37 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
11 37 (14.29%) Banking
12 35 (13.51%) MS PowerPoint
13 34 (13.13%) Degree
13 34 (13.13%) SCCM
14 28 (10.81%) Legal
15 25 (9.65%) SQL
16 24 (9.27%) MS Project
16 24 (9.27%) Windows 8
17 23 (8.88%) Windows Server 2003
17 23 (8.88%) Agile Software Development
18 22 (8.49%) Bloomberg
18 22 (8.49%) SharePoint
18 22 (8.49%) VMware
19 21 (8.11%) Law
19 21 (8.11%) MS Exchange
19 21 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
19 21 (8.11%) Windows Server
20 19 (7.34%) PRINCE2

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 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 22 (8.49%) SharePoint
2 21 (8.11%) MS Exchange
3 13 (5.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 12 (4.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (3.09%) IBM Notes
6 7 (2.70%) CMS
7 6 (2.32%) Skype for Business
8 5 (1.93%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (1.16%) IIS
11 2 (0.77%) Confluence
12 1 (0.39%) Drupal
12 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2000
12 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 1 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.39%) Site Server
12 1 (0.39%) Zimbra
Applications
1 107 (41.31%) MS Excel
2 39 (15.06%) MS Visio
3 35 (13.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 24 (9.27%) MS Project
5 8 (3.09%) Photoshop
6 4 (1.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (1.16%) Adobe After Effects
7 3 (1.16%) Adobe Premiere
8 2 (0.77%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.77%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.39%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.39%) Adobe SpeedGrade
9 1 (0.39%) InDesign
9 1 (0.39%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.39%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 5 (1.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.54%) Eikon
3 1 (0.39%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.39%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.39%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 1 (0.39%) PolarLake
3 1 (0.39%) Primavera
3 1 (0.39%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.39%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.39%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.56%) Office 365
2 4 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.77%) IaaS
3 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.77%) OneDrive
3 2 (0.77%) SaaS
3 2 (0.77%) Yammer
4 1 (0.39%) Amazon Glacier
4 1 (0.39%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.39%) Force.com
4 1 (0.39%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.39%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.39%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.41%) TCP/IP
2 13 (5.02%) VPN
3 8 (3.09%) LAN
4 7 (2.70%) DHCP
4 7 (2.70%) DNS
4 7 (2.70%) Internet
4 7 (2.70%) Skype
5 6 (2.32%) Firewall
5 6 (2.32%) VoIP
5 6 (2.32%) WAN
5 6 (2.32%) WebEx
6 5 (1.93%) Intranet
7 4 (1.54%) Wireless
8 3 (1.16%) NetScaler
9 2 (0.77%) 3G
9 2 (0.77%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.77%) FTP
9 2 (0.77%) HTTP
9 2 (0.77%) IP Telephony
9 2 (0.77%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.56%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (1.93%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.93%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.16%) DTS
6 3 (1.16%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.77%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.77%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.39%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (2.70%) JIRA
2 4 (1.54%) Dreamweaver
3 3 (1.16%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.77%) Selenium
4 2 (0.77%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.39%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.39%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (0.39%) Git (software)
General
1 88 (33.98%) Finance
2 37 (14.29%) Banking
3 28 (10.81%) Legal
4 21 (8.11%) Law
5 18 (6.95%) Advertising
6 10 (3.86%) Front Office
7 9 (3.47%) Investment Banking
7 9 (3.47%) Marketing
8 8 (3.09%) Publishing
8 8 (3.09%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.54%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.54%) Retail
10 3 (1.16%) Back Office
11 2 (0.77%) Games
11 2 (0.77%) German Language
11 2 (0.77%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.39%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.39%) Polish Language
12 1 (0.39%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 90 (34.75%) Analyst
2 41 (15.83%) Desktop Support
3 31 (11.97%) Support Analyst
4 29 (11.20%) Support Engineer
5 22 (8.49%) Business Analyst
6 19 (7.34%) 2nd Line Support
6 19 (7.34%) Project Manager
7 16 (6.18%) Desktop Analyst
8 15 (5.79%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 14 (5.41%) Desktop Engineer
9 14 (5.41%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 14 (5.41%) Developer
10 13 (5.02%) IT Analyst
10 13 (5.02%) Service Analyst
11 12 (4.63%) IT Support
12 11 (4.25%) 1st Line Support
13 10 (3.86%) 1st/2nd Line Support
14 9 (3.47%) Service Desk Analyst
14 9 (3.47%) Trainer
15 8 (3.09%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.02%) HTML
2 12 (4.63%) .NET
2 12 (4.63%) XML
3 6 (2.32%) .NET Framework
3 6 (2.32%) CSS
3 6 (2.32%) jQuery
4 4 (1.54%) ASP.NET
4 4 (1.54%) FIX Protocol
4 4 (1.54%) Web Services
5 3 (1.16%) WPF
5 3 (1.16%) XML Messaging
6 2 (0.77%) AngularJS
6 2 (0.77%) COM
6 2 (0.77%) HTML5
6 2 (0.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (0.39%) Caliburn.Micro
7 1 (0.39%) Entity Framework
7 1 (0.39%) LESS
7 1 (0.39%) Sass
7 1 (0.39%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 39 (15.06%) Blackberry
2 21 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.86%) Data Centre
3 10 (3.86%) Video Conferencing
4 9 (3.47%) iPad
5 7 (2.70%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.70%) User Experience
6 6 (2.32%) BYOD
7 5 (1.93%) Market Risk
8 4 (1.54%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.54%) Equities
8 4 (1.54%) iPhone
8 4 (1.54%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.54%) PMI
9 3 (1.16%) Clustering
9 3 (1.16%) Fixed Income
9 3 (1.16%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.16%) Replication
9 3 (1.16%) Smartphone
9 3 (1.16%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 142 (54.83%) Windows
2 74 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 37 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (9.27%) Windows 8
5 23 (8.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (8.11%) Windows Server
7 17 (6.56%) Apple iOS
7 17 (6.56%) Windows XP
8 13 (5.02%) Windows 2000 Server
9 10 (3.86%) Mac OS X
10 7 (2.70%) Android
10 7 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (2.32%) Windows Vista
12 4 (1.54%) Linux
13 3 (1.16%) Data ONTAP
13 3 (1.16%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.39%) Debian
14 1 (0.39%) SUSE
14 1 (0.39%) Unix
14 1 (0.39%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (18.92%) ITIL
2 47 (18.15%) Project Management
3 23 (8.88%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (7.34%) PRINCE2
5 18 (6.95%) Change Management
6 15 (5.79%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (5.02%) Business Analysis
7 13 (5.02%) CRM
8 11 (4.25%) Scrum
8 11 (4.25%) Service Management
9 10 (3.86%) Document Management
9 10 (3.86%) Migration
10 9 (3.47%) Data Analysis
10 9 (3.47%) Use Case
10 9 (3.47%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (3.09%) Coaching
11 8 (3.09%) ITSM
11 8 (3.09%) Mentoring
11 8 (3.09%) Project Planning
12 7 (2.70%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (9.65%) SQL
2 16 (6.18%) PowerShell
3 11 (4.25%) C#
4 9 (3.47%) VBA
5 8 (3.09%) JavaScript
6 6 (2.32%) VB
7 5 (1.93%) Java
8 4 (1.54%) C++
8 4 (1.54%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.16%) VBScript
10 2 (0.77%) Ruby
10 2 (0.77%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.39%) C
11 1 (0.39%) Perl
11 1 (0.39%) Python
Qualifications
1 34 (13.13%) Degree
2 18 (6.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (6.18%) MCP
3 16 (6.18%) MCSE
4 13 (5.02%) MCDST
5 12 (4.63%) Security Cleared
6 6 (2.32%) PMI Certification
7 5 (1.93%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.93%) SC Cleared
8 4 (1.54%) CCNA
8 4 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (1.16%) A+ Certification
9 3 (1.16%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (1.16%) MOS
9 3 (1.16%) PMP
10 2 (0.77%) APMP
10 2 (0.77%) ECDL
10 2 (0.77%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.63%) SLA
2 7 (2.70%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.54%) QA
4 3 (1.16%) ISO15022
4 3 (1.16%) ISO20022
5 2 (0.77%) Basel III
5 2 (0.77%) P3O
6 1 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.39%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.39%) Solvency II
System Software
1 68 (26.25%) Active Directory
2 17 (6.56%) XenApp
3 16 (6.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (2.70%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.93%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (1.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (1.16%) Xen
6 3 (1.16%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.77%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.39%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.39%) NFS
8 1 (0.39%) Samba
8 1 (0.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.39%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 34 (13.13%) SCCM
2 4 (1.54%) Backup Exec
3 3 (1.16%) vMotion
4 2 (0.77%) SCOM
5 1 (0.39%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.39%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.39%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.39%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.39%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.39%) Windows Intune
5 1 (0.39%) WSUS
Vendors
1 127 (49.03%) Microsoft
2 42 (16.22%) Citrix
3 22 (8.49%) Bloomberg
3 22 (8.49%) VMware
4 18 (6.95%) Reuters
5 13 (5.02%) Cisco
6 12 (4.63%) HP
7 10 (3.86%) Adobe
7 10 (3.86%) iManage
8 9 (3.47%) Apple
9 8 (3.09%) Dell
9 8 (3.09%) Lotus
10 7 (2.70%) SAP
11 6 (2.32%) Oracle
12 5 (1.93%) FactSet
12 5 (1.93%) Polycom
13 4 (1.54%) Google
13 4 (1.54%) LANDesk
13 4 (1.54%) MobileIron
13 4 (1.54%) Symantec
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