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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office
London / City of London
Rank 66 35 41
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +6
Contract jobs citing MS Office 93 146 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.20% 4.87% 4.04%
As % of the Applications category 33.82% 40.67% 38.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 88 128
Median daily rate £300 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £148 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 23
Median hourly rate £24.25 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.66% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £9.40 £11.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.50 £24.80 £19.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%

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
275 359 533
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.45% 11.99% 10.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 261 379
Median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £172 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 25
Median hourly rate £26.00 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.33% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.50 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £28.00 £20.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.38 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-11.45% +9.16%

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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017, 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.

1 123 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 93 (45.37%) MS Excel
3 81 (39.51%) Windows
4 72 (35.12%) Finance
5 42 (20.49%) Banking
5 42 (20.49%) Active Directory
5 42 (20.49%) Windows 7
6 36 (17.56%) MS PowerPoint
7 35 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
8 33 (16.10%) ITIL
9 32 (15.61%) Citrix
10 29 (14.15%) SQL
11 27 (13.17%) Project Management
11 27 (13.17%) Degree
12 26 (12.68%) Blackberry
13 20 (9.76%) SharePoint
14 18 (8.78%) MS Visio
15 17 (8.29%) MS Exchange
16 16 (7.80%) SQL Server
16 16 (7.80%) Cisco
16 16 (7.80%) Agile Software Development
17 14 (6.83%) Law
17 14 (6.83%) Windows XP
18 13 (6.34%) Data Mining
18 13 (6.34%) VoIP
18 13 (6.34%) Apple
18 13 (6.34%) Migration
19 12 (5.85%) iPad
19 12 (5.85%) Office 365
19 12 (5.85%) Stakeholder Management

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 20 (9.76%) SharePoint
2 17 (8.29%) MS Exchange
3 7 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (2.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 6 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.95%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.46%) IBM Notes
7 3 (1.46%) SAS
7 3 (1.46%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.98%) IIS
9 1 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.49%) Drupal
9 1 (0.49%) FileNet
9 1 (0.49%) GroupWise
9 1 (0.49%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.49%) WordPress
Applications
1 93 (45.37%) MS Excel
2 36 (17.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 18 (8.78%) MS Visio
4 11 (5.37%) MS Project
5 2 (0.98%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.49%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.49%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.49%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.49%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.49%) HFM
2 1 (0.49%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (0.49%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 1 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.49%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.49%) SAP R/3
2 1 (0.49%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.85%) Office 365
2 5 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.46%) IaaS
3 3 (1.46%) PaaS
4 1 (0.49%) Akamai
4 1 (0.49%) G Suite
4 1 (0.49%) GitHub
4 1 (0.49%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.49%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.34%) VoIP
2 5 (2.44%) Internet
2 5 (2.44%) SAN
3 4 (1.95%) ISDN
3 4 (1.95%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (1.46%) DNS
4 3 (1.46%) iSCSI
4 3 (1.46%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.46%) VPN
5 2 (0.98%) DHCP
5 2 (0.98%) LDAP
6 1 (0.49%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.49%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (0.49%) Firewall
6 1 (0.49%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.49%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.49%) LAN
6 1 (0.49%) Telnet
6 1 (0.49%) WAN
6 1 (0.49%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.80%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.34%) Data Mining
3 8 (3.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (2.93%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (2.44%) MS Access
5 5 (2.44%) Oracle Database
5 5 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.95%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (1.95%) DTS
6 4 (1.95%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (1.95%) Oracle9i Database
6 4 (1.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.46%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.98%) Power BI
9 1 (0.49%) Base SAS
9 1 (0.49%) Big Data
9 1 (0.49%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.49%) QlikView
9 1 (0.49%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (2.93%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.46%) JIRA
3 2 (0.98%) MSI
3 2 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.49%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.49%) TestLink
General
1 72 (35.12%) Finance
2 42 (20.49%) Banking
3 14 (6.83%) Law
4 12 (5.85%) Legal
5 11 (5.37%) Investment Banking
6 8 (3.90%) Retail
6 8 (3.90%) Telecoms
7 5 (2.44%) Marketing
8 3 (1.46%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.98%) Front Office
10 1 (0.49%) Advertising
10 1 (0.49%) Back Office
10 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.49%) French Language
10 1 (0.49%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.49%) Polish Language
10 1 (0.49%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 75 (36.59%) Analyst
2 27 (13.17%) Service Analyst
3 24 (11.71%) Desktop Support
4 23 (11.22%) Service Desk Analyst
5 20 (9.76%) Support Engineer
6 16 (7.80%) Desktop Engineer
6 16 (7.80%) Developer
7 14 (6.83%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 14 (6.83%) Help Desk Analyst
8 13 (6.34%) Support Analyst
8 13 (6.34%) Windows Engineer
9 11 (5.37%) 2nd Line Support
9 11 (5.37%) IT Analyst
9 11 (5.37%) Project Manager
10 10 (4.88%) Windows Support Engineer
11 9 (4.39%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
11 9 (4.39%) Service Desk Support
12 8 (3.90%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
12 8 (3.90%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
12 8 (3.90%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.93%) .NET
2 3 (1.46%) HTML
2 3 (1.46%) WPF
3 2 (0.98%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.98%) WCF
3 2 (0.98%) Web Services
3 2 (0.98%) XML
4 1 (0.49%) Ajax
4 1 (0.49%) CSS
4 1 (0.49%) HTML5
4 1 (0.49%) JMS
4 1 (0.49%) jQuery
4 1 (0.49%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.49%) RESTful
4 1 (0.49%) Series 60
4 1 (0.49%) SOAP
4 1 (0.49%) XBRL
4 1 (0.49%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 35 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (12.68%) Blackberry
3 12 (5.85%) iPad
4 9 (4.39%) iPhone
5 8 (3.90%) Computer Science
6 7 (3.41%) Smartphone
7 6 (2.93%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.44%) User Experience
9 4 (1.95%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.95%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (1.95%) Virtual Team
10 3 (1.46%) Data Conversion
10 3 (1.46%) Data Integration
10 3 (1.46%) Fat Client
10 3 (1.46%) Market Risk
10 3 (1.46%) PMI
10 3 (1.46%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.98%) Clustering
11 2 (0.98%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 81 (39.51%) Windows
2 42 (20.49%) Windows 7
3 14 (6.83%) Windows XP
4 10 (4.88%) Windows Server
5 9 (4.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (2.93%) Linux
6 6 (2.93%) Mac OS
6 6 (2.93%) Unix
6 6 (2.93%) Windows 10
7 5 (2.44%) Android
8 4 (1.95%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.46%) Mac OS X
9 3 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.98%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.49%) VMS
11 1 (0.49%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (16.10%) ITIL
2 27 (13.17%) Project Management
3 16 (7.80%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (6.34%) Migration
5 12 (5.85%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (4.39%) Coaching
6 9 (4.39%) Data Analysis
6 9 (4.39%) PRINCE2
7 8 (3.90%) Data Modelling
7 8 (3.90%) Workflow
8 7 (3.41%) Business Analysis
8 7 (3.41%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (3.41%) Risk Management
8 7 (3.41%) Service Management
9 6 (2.93%) CRM
9 6 (2.93%) Document Management
9 6 (2.93%) Ticket Management
10 5 (2.44%) ITSM
10 5 (2.44%) Programme Management
10 5 (2.44%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 29 (14.15%) SQL
2 10 (4.88%) VBA
3 6 (2.93%) T-SQL
4 5 (2.44%) C#
4 5 (2.44%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.46%) Java
6 2 (0.98%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.49%) C++
7 1 (0.49%) PHP
Qualifications
1 27 (13.17%) Degree
2 8 (3.90%) MOS
3 7 (3.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (3.41%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.46%) MCP
5 3 (1.46%) MCSE
5 3 (1.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (1.46%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.98%) CIMA
6 2 (0.98%) CISA
6 2 (0.98%) CISM
6 2 (0.98%) CISSP
6 2 (0.98%) CRISC
6 2 (0.98%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.98%) PMP
6 2 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.49%) CCA
7 1 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.49%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.90%) Data Quality
2 7 (3.41%) SLA
3 4 (1.95%) Solvency II
4 3 (1.46%) Basel III
4 3 (1.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.98%) COBIT
5 2 (0.98%) MiFID
6 1 (0.49%) FINREP
6 1 (0.49%) P3O
6 1 (0.49%) QA
System Software
1 42 (20.49%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.95%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (1.95%) XenApp
3 3 (1.46%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.49%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.49%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.49%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (4.39%) SCCM
2 4 (1.95%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (1.46%) SCOM
3 3 (1.46%) SCVMM
4 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (0.98%) SCOrch
4 2 (0.98%) SCSM
5 1 (0.49%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.49%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.49%) MIMEsweeper
5 1 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.49%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.49%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 123 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 32 (15.61%) Citrix
3 16 (7.80%) Cisco
4 13 (6.34%) Apple
5 12 (5.85%) Oracle
6 11 (5.37%) Remedy
7 8 (3.90%) ServiceNow
8 5 (2.44%) Symantec
9 4 (1.95%) Bloomberg
9 4 (1.95%) SAP
9 4 (1.95%) Tableau
10 3 (1.46%) Adobe
10 3 (1.46%) HP
10 3 (1.46%) Interwoven
10 3 (1.46%) LANDesk
10 3 (1.46%) Lotus
10 3 (1.46%) Reuters
10 3 (1.46%) Workday
11 2 (0.98%) Dell
11 2 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
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