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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 69 50 33
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -17
Contract jobs citing MS Office 99 126 304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.07% 3.68% 5.22%
As % of the Applications category 35.61% 36.95% 44.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 81 194
Median daily rate £288 £288 £286
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £145 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £525 £512
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £310 £255
% change year-on-year
-11.21% +21.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 37
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +20.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.15 £12.50 £11.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £24.00 £20.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- -3.57%
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
278 341 690
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.61% 9.95% 11.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 257 496
Median daily rate £421 £360 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.01% +2.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £166 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 43
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +20.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.49 £12.50 £11.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £24.80 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 5 December 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.

1 141 (65.28%) Microsoft
2 98 (45.37%) MS Excel
3 87 (40.28%) Windows
4 70 (32.41%) Finance
5 53 (24.54%) Active Directory
6 47 (21.76%) Windows 7
7 40 (18.52%) MS PowerPoint
8 38 (17.59%) Banking
9 35 (16.20%) Citrix
9 35 (16.20%) Analytical Skills
10 33 (15.28%) ITIL
11 29 (13.43%) SQL
12 27 (12.50%) Degree
13 26 (12.04%) SharePoint
14 25 (11.57%) Project Management
15 24 (11.11%) Blackberry
16 23 (10.65%) MS Visio
16 23 (10.65%) Agile Software Development
17 21 (9.72%) MS Exchange
18 20 (9.26%) Cisco
19 18 (8.33%) Migration
20 17 (7.87%) Office 365
21 16 (7.41%) SQL Server
22 15 (6.94%) VoIP
23 14 (6.48%) Data Mining
23 14 (6.48%) Windows XP
23 14 (6.48%) Apple
24 13 (6.02%) Oracle
24 13 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2010
25 12 (5.56%) Business Analysis

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 26 (12.04%) SharePoint
2 21 (9.72%) MS Exchange
3 13 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (3.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 7 (3.24%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (2.31%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.39%) IBM Notes
6 3 (1.39%) SAS
6 3 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.93%) IIS
8 1 (0.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.46%) FileNet
8 1 (0.46%) GroupWise
8 1 (0.46%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.46%) WordPress
Applications
1 98 (45.37%) MS Excel
2 40 (18.52%) MS PowerPoint
3 23 (10.65%) MS Visio
4 11 (5.09%) MS Project
5 2 (0.93%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.46%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.46%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.46%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (2.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.93%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 1 (0.46%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.46%) HFM
3 1 (0.46%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.46%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.46%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.46%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 17 (7.87%) Office 365
2 6 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.39%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (1.39%) G Suite
3 3 (1.39%) Mimecast
3 3 (1.39%) PaaS
4 2 (0.93%) IaaS
4 2 (0.93%) Trello
5 1 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.46%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.46%) SaaS
5 1 (0.46%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.94%) VoIP
2 6 (2.78%) Internet
3 5 (2.31%) SAN
3 5 (2.31%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.85%) ISDN
4 4 (1.85%) VPN
4 4 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (1.39%) iSCSI
5 3 (1.39%) LAN
6 2 (0.93%) DHCP
6 2 (0.93%) DNS
6 2 (0.93%) LDAP
6 2 (0.93%) Skype
6 2 (0.93%) WAN
7 1 (0.46%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.46%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.46%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (0.46%) Telnet
7 1 (0.46%) WebEx
7 1 (0.46%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.48%) Data Mining
3 7 (3.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (2.31%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.85%) DTS
6 4 (1.85%) MS Access
6 4 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (1.85%) Oracle9i Database
6 4 (1.85%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.93%) Power BI
8 2 (0.93%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.46%) Essbase
9 1 (0.46%) OLAP
9 1 (0.46%) PowerCenter
9 1 (0.46%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 1 (0.46%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 5 (2.31%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.93%) JIRA
3 1 (0.46%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.46%) JMeter
3 1 (0.46%) MSI
3 1 (0.46%) NeoLoad
3 1 (0.46%) Selenium
3 1 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.46%) Zephyr
General
1 70 (32.41%) Finance
2 38 (17.59%) Banking
3 10 (4.63%) Retail
4 8 (3.70%) Investment Banking
4 8 (3.70%) Law
4 8 (3.70%) Legal
4 8 (3.70%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.85%) Front Office
5 4 (1.85%) Marketing
6 2 (0.93%) Retail Banking
6 2 (0.93%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.46%) Advertising
7 1 (0.46%) Back Office
7 1 (0.46%) Billing
7 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.46%) Games
7 1 (0.46%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 79 (36.57%) Analyst
2 26 (12.04%) Service Analyst
3 23 (10.65%) Support Engineer
4 21 (9.72%) Desktop Support
5 20 (9.26%) Service Desk Analyst
6 18 (8.33%) Support Analyst
7 15 (6.94%) Desktop Engineer
7 15 (6.94%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 14 (6.48%) Help Desk Analyst
8 14 (6.48%) IT Analyst
9 13 (6.02%) Developer
9 13 (6.02%) Project Manager
10 11 (5.09%) 2nd Line Support
10 11 (5.09%) Windows Engineer
11 10 (4.63%) Business Analyst
11 10 (4.63%) IT Support
11 10 (4.63%) IT Support Analyst
12 9 (4.17%) 1st/2nd Line Support
12 9 (4.17%) Service Desk Support
13 8 (3.70%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.78%) .NET
2 3 (1.39%) HTML
2 3 (1.39%) WPF
3 2 (0.93%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.93%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (0.93%) WCF
3 2 (0.93%) Web Services
3 2 (0.93%) XML
4 1 (0.46%) Ajax
4 1 (0.46%) CSS
4 1 (0.46%) HTML5
4 1 (0.46%) JMS
4 1 (0.46%) jQuery
4 1 (0.46%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (0.46%) RESTful
4 1 (0.46%) Series 60
4 1 (0.46%) SOAP
4 1 (0.46%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.46%) XML Schema
4 1 (0.46%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 35 (16.20%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (11.11%) Blackberry
3 11 (5.09%) Smartphone
4 10 (4.63%) iPad
5 9 (4.17%) Management Information System
6 8 (3.70%) Computer Science
6 8 (3.70%) iPhone
7 5 (2.31%) Fat Client
7 5 (2.31%) Thin Client
7 5 (2.31%) User Experience
7 5 (2.31%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.85%) Fixed Income
8 4 (1.85%) NHS
9 3 (1.39%) Data Conversion
9 3 (1.39%) Data Integration
9 3 (1.39%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.39%) Market Risk
9 3 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.93%) Data Centre
10 2 (0.93%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 87 (40.28%) Windows
2 47 (21.76%) Windows 7
3 14 (6.48%) Windows XP
4 12 (5.56%) Windows Server
5 11 (5.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (4.63%) Unix
7 8 (3.70%) Android
7 8 (3.70%) Mac OS
7 8 (3.70%) Windows 8
8 7 (3.24%) Linux
9 6 (2.78%) Mac OS X
10 4 (1.85%) Windows 10
10 4 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.39%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.46%) VMS
12 1 (0.46%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (15.28%) ITIL
2 25 (11.57%) Project Management
3 23 (10.65%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (8.33%) Migration
5 12 (5.56%) Business Analysis
5 12 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (5.09%) PRINCE2
7 9 (4.17%) Data Analysis
7 9 (4.17%) Service Management
8 8 (3.70%) Time Management
9 7 (3.24%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (3.24%) Coaching
9 7 (3.24%) CRM
9 7 (3.24%) ITIL V3
9 7 (3.24%) Risk Management
9 7 (3.24%) Workflow
10 6 (2.78%) Data Modelling
10 6 (2.78%) SDLC
10 6 (2.78%) System Testing
10 6 (2.78%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (13.43%) SQL
2 9 (4.17%) VBA
3 5 (2.31%) C#
4 4 (1.85%) T-SQL
5 3 (1.39%) Java
5 3 (1.39%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.93%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.46%) C++
Qualifications
1 27 (12.50%) Degree
2 11 (5.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (4.17%) MOS
4 8 (3.70%) Security Cleared
5 7 (3.24%) MCSE
6 6 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (2.78%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.85%) MCP
7 4 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (1.39%) MCDST
9 2 (0.93%) CIMA
9 2 (0.93%) CIPD
9 2 (0.93%) CISA
9 2 (0.93%) CISM
9 2 (0.93%) CISSP
9 2 (0.93%) CRISC
9 2 (0.93%) ISEB
9 2 (0.93%) MCSA
9 2 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.17%) Data Quality
2 7 (3.24%) SLA
3 5 (2.31%) QA
3 5 (2.31%) Solvency II
4 3 (1.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.93%) Basel III
5 2 (0.93%) COBIT
6 1 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.46%) ISO20022
6 1 (0.46%) MiFID
6 1 (0.46%) SEPA
System Software
1 53 (24.54%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.31%) XenApp
3 4 (1.85%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.39%) Terminal Services
4 3 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.93%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.46%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (5.09%) SCCM
2 4 (1.85%) SCOM
2 4 (1.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (1.39%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.46%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.46%) Casper Suite
4 1 (0.46%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.46%) DameWare
4 1 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.46%) MIMEsweeper
4 1 (0.46%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.46%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (0.46%) WSUS
Vendors
1 141 (65.28%) Microsoft
2 35 (16.20%) Citrix
3 20 (9.26%) Cisco
4 14 (6.48%) Apple
5 13 (6.02%) Oracle
6 9 (4.17%) Bloomberg
7 6 (2.78%) Remedy
8 5 (2.31%) HP
8 5 (2.31%) Reuters
8 5 (2.31%) VMware
9 4 (1.85%) Dell
9 4 (1.85%) LANDesk
9 4 (1.85%) Symantec
9 4 (1.85%) Tableau
10 3 (1.39%) Adobe
10 3 (1.39%) Google
10 3 (1.39%) Lotus
10 3 (1.39%) NetApp
10 3 (1.39%) SAP
10 3 (1.39%) ServiceNow
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