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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 56 46 41
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -5
Contract jobs citing MS Office 122 217 255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.66% 3.99% 4.26%
As % of the Applications category 38.61% 33.49% 37.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 157 154
Median daily rate £300 £338 £286
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +17.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £175 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £562 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £290 £225
% change year-on-year
-0.86% +28.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 22 19
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.55 £32.80 £22.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £13.50 £14.21
% change year-on-year
+14.81% -4.99%
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
316 648 681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.49% 11.93% 11.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 467 444
Median daily rate £375 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £205 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £522
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 30 29
Median hourly rate £19.00 £14.55 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.60% -16.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.30 £62.60 £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -6.45%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing MS Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 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 26 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 26 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MS Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 128 (50.79%) Microsoft
2 121 (48.02%) MS Excel
3 118 (46.83%) Windows
4 104 (41.27%) Finance
5 72 (28.57%) Windows 7
6 62 (24.60%) Active Directory
7 54 (21.43%) ITIL
8 43 (17.06%) Citrix
9 41 (16.27%) SharePoint
10 38 (15.08%) MS PowerPoint
11 34 (13.49%) SCCM
12 31 (12.30%) Degree
12 31 (12.30%) Project Management
12 31 (12.30%) Office 365
13 29 (11.51%) Windows Server 2008
13 29 (11.51%) Banking
14 28 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
15 27 (10.71%) Blackberry
15 27 (10.71%) MS Exchange
15 27 (10.71%) SQL
15 27 (10.71%) SQL Server
15 27 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
16 26 (10.32%) Windows Server
17 24 (9.52%) VMware
17 24 (9.52%) MCSE
18 23 (9.13%) MS Visio
18 23 (9.13%) Legal
18 23 (9.13%) VMware Infrastructure
19 22 (8.73%) Change Management
19 22 (8.73%) Analytical Skills

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 41 (16.27%) SharePoint
2 27 (10.71%) MS Exchange
3 12 (4.76%) Skype for Business
4 11 (4.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 10 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (3.57%) CMS
6 9 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (2.38%) IBM Notes
7 6 (2.38%) IIS
8 5 (1.98%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.19%) Zimbra
10 2 (0.79%) Confluence
11 1 (0.40%) Apache
11 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.40%) SAS
11 1 (0.40%) Site Server
11 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
Applications
1 121 (48.02%) MS Excel
2 38 (15.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 23 (9.13%) MS Visio
4 18 (7.14%) MS Project
5 8 (3.17%) Photoshop
6 5 (1.98%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.79%) Adobe After Effects
7 2 (0.79%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.40%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.40%) Adobe SpeedGrade
8 1 (0.40%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.19%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.79%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.79%) Eikon
2 2 (0.79%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.40%) CSG Singleview
3 1 (0.40%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.40%) PeopleSoft CRM
3 1 (0.40%) Primavera
3 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.40%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 31 (12.30%) Office 365
2 6 (2.38%) OneDrive
2 6 (2.38%) SaaS
2 6 (2.38%) Yammer
3 3 (1.19%) Google Analytics
3 3 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.40%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.40%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.56%) TCP/IP
2 12 (4.76%) Skype
2 12 (4.76%) VPN
3 10 (3.97%) DHCP
3 10 (3.97%) DNS
3 10 (3.97%) Firewall
3 10 (3.97%) Internet
3 10 (3.97%) LAN
4 7 (2.78%) SAN
5 6 (2.38%) WAN
6 5 (1.98%) VoIP
7 4 (1.59%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (1.59%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (1.59%) WebEx
8 3 (1.19%) Ethernet
8 3 (1.19%) Intranet
8 3 (1.19%) iSCSI
9 2 (0.79%) 3G
9 2 (0.79%) SSL
9 2 (0.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.37%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.19%) MS Access
4 3 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.19%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.79%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.79%) QlikView
5 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.40%) BODI
6 1 (0.40%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.40%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.40%) DTS
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 6 (2.38%) Dreamweaver
1 6 (2.38%) JIRA
2 5 (1.98%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.19%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 2 (0.79%) Selenium
4 2 (0.79%) Toad
5 1 (0.40%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.40%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.40%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.40%) JMeter
5 1 (0.40%) NeoLoad
5 1 (0.40%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.40%) Zephyr
General
1 104 (41.27%) Finance
2 29 (11.51%) Banking
3 23 (9.13%) Legal
4 16 (6.35%) Marketing
5 15 (5.95%) Law
6 12 (4.76%) Telecoms
7 7 (2.78%) Back Office
8 6 (2.38%) Front Office
8 6 (2.38%) German Language
9 4 (1.59%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.59%) Publishing
10 3 (1.19%) Advertising
10 3 (1.19%) Billing
10 3 (1.19%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.79%) Electronics
11 2 (0.79%) French Language
11 2 (0.79%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.79%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.79%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 79 (31.35%) Analyst
2 28 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 26 (10.32%) Developer
4 25 (9.92%) Desktop Support
5 23 (9.13%) Support Engineer
6 14 (5.56%) Service Analyst
7 12 (4.76%) Business Analyst
7 12 (4.76%) Desktop Analyst
7 12 (4.76%) Project Manager
8 10 (3.97%) 1st Line Support
8 10 (3.97%) Citrix Analyst
8 10 (3.97%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 10 (3.97%) Office 365 Engineer
9 9 (3.57%) Citrix Support
9 9 (3.57%) Desktop Engineer
10 8 (3.17%) 2nd Line Support
10 8 (3.17%) C# Developer
10 8 (3.17%) Coordinator
10 8 (3.17%) Service Desk Analyst
11 7 (2.78%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.95%) XML
2 11 (4.37%) .NET
2 11 (4.37%) HTML
3 8 (3.17%) jQuery
4 7 (2.78%) CSS
5 5 (1.98%) .NET Framework
5 5 (1.98%) Web Services
5 5 (1.98%) WPF
6 4 (1.59%) WinForms
7 3 (1.19%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.19%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (1.19%) XML Messaging
8 2 (0.79%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.79%) OOXML
8 2 (0.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (0.79%) WAP
9 1 (0.40%) 802.1X
9 1 (0.40%) Caliburn.Micro
9 1 (0.40%) HTML5
9 1 (0.40%) RFC 822
Miscellaneous
1 27 (10.71%) Blackberry
2 22 (8.73%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (6.35%) Management Information System
4 15 (5.95%) Smartphone
5 11 (4.37%) User Experience
6 8 (3.17%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (2.78%) Fat Client
7 7 (2.78%) Thin Client
8 6 (2.38%) Data Centre
8 6 (2.38%) Statistics
9 5 (1.98%) Social Media
10 4 (1.59%) Device Driver
10 4 (1.59%) iPhone
10 4 (1.59%) Mobile App
11 3 (1.19%) BYOD
11 3 (1.19%) Client/Server
11 3 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.19%) Hedge funds
11 3 (1.19%) STB
11 3 (1.19%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 118 (46.83%) Windows
2 72 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 29 (11.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (10.32%) Windows Server
5 20 (7.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (6.35%) Windows 8
7 14 (5.56%) Apple iOS
8 12 (4.76%) Windows 2000 Server
9 11 (4.37%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (3.57%) Mac OS X
10 9 (3.57%) Windows XP
11 8 (3.17%) Windows 10
12 7 (2.78%) Linux
13 5 (1.98%) Android
14 4 (1.59%) Mac OS
14 4 (1.59%) Unix
15 3 (1.19%) CentOS
15 3 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (1.19%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.40%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (21.43%) ITIL
2 31 (12.30%) Project Management
3 28 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (8.73%) Change Management
5 18 (7.14%) PRINCE2
6 15 (5.95%) Migration
7 13 (5.16%) Data Management
7 13 (5.16%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (4.76%) Change Control
9 10 (3.97%) Document Management
9 10 (3.97%) Workflow
10 9 (3.57%) Asset Management
10 9 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (3.17%) Business Analysis
11 8 (3.17%) Mentoring
11 8 (3.17%) Service Delivery
11 8 (3.17%) Service Management
11 8 (3.17%) Time Management
12 7 (2.78%) Content Management
12 7 (2.78%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 27 (10.71%) SQL
2 14 (5.56%) PowerShell
2 14 (5.56%) VBA
3 13 (5.16%) C#
4 8 (3.17%) JavaScript
5 5 (1.98%) Java
5 5 (1.98%) T-SQL
6 4 (1.59%) C
6 4 (1.59%) Python
7 3 (1.19%) Perl
7 3 (1.19%) Ruby
7 3 (1.19%) VB
8 2 (0.79%) C++
8 2 (0.79%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.79%) VBScript
9 1 (0.40%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.40%) Korn
9 1 (0.40%) PHP
9 1 (0.40%) Tcl
9 1 (0.40%) VC++
Qualifications
1 31 (12.30%) Degree
2 27 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 24 (9.52%) MCSE
4 21 (8.33%) Security Cleared
5 16 (6.35%) MCP
6 13 (5.16%) MCDST
7 10 (3.97%) SC Cleared
8 6 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (2.38%) MCTS
9 5 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.98%) ISEB
9 5 (1.98%) ISTQB
10 4 (1.59%) MCSA
10 4 (1.59%) MOS
10 4 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (1.19%) CCNA
11 3 (1.19%) CISM
11 3 (1.19%) CISSP
11 3 (1.19%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (1.19%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.56%) SLA
2 6 (2.38%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.98%) QA
4 3 (1.19%) GPG13
4 3 (1.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.19%) ISO15022
4 3 (1.19%) ISO20022
5 1 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.40%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.40%) MiFID
5 1 (0.40%) P3O
5 1 (0.40%) Solvency II
System Software
1 62 (24.60%) Active Directory
2 23 (9.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (7.94%) XenApp
4 8 (3.17%) Terminal Services
5 7 (2.78%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.98%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (1.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.79%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.79%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.79%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.79%) Xen
9 1 (0.40%) Snort
9 1 (0.40%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.40%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 34 (13.49%) SCCM
2 9 (3.57%) SCOM
3 4 (1.59%) Backup Exec
3 4 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (1.59%) HP SIM
3 4 (1.59%) SCOrch
3 4 (1.59%) SCVMM
3 4 (1.59%) Windows Intune
4 3 (1.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (1.19%) vMotion
5 2 (0.79%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (0.79%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.40%) Ansible
6 1 (0.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.40%) OpenView
6 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.40%) Puppet
6 1 (0.40%) Salt
6 1 (0.40%) SCSM
6 1 (0.40%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 128 (50.79%) Microsoft
2 43 (17.06%) Citrix
3 24 (9.52%) VMware
4 14 (5.56%) Bloomberg
4 14 (5.56%) Reuters
5 11 (4.37%) Adobe
5 11 (4.37%) Dell
5 11 (4.37%) HP
6 9 (3.57%) Cisco
6 9 (3.57%) Symantec
7 7 (2.78%) Google
7 7 (2.78%) Oracle
8 6 (2.38%) Lotus
9 5 (1.98%) Apple
9 5 (1.98%) Polycom
9 5 (1.98%) Remedy
9 5 (1.98%) Sybase
10 4 (1.59%) BMC
10 4 (1.59%) IBM
10 4 (1.59%) iManage
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Rate: £200.00 - £245.00 per day
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