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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 66 41 36
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -5
Contract jobs citing MS Office 113 251 271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 3.36% 4.28% 4.64%
As % of the Applications category 32.85% 33.47% 38.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 165 167
Median daily rate £300 £315 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +21.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £152 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £575 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £291 £285
% change year-on-year
-2.06% +2.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 23 25
Median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.70 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £31.70 £24.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
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
344 750 698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.23% 12.80% 11.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 529 479
Median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £190 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 38 36
Median hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.17% -29.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.53 £29.40 £28.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 31 July 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 143 (57.66%) Microsoft
2 119 (47.98%) MS Excel
3 103 (41.53%) Windows
4 86 (34.68%) Finance
5 63 (25.40%) Active Directory
6 61 (24.60%) Windows 7
7 47 (18.95%) SharePoint
8 45 (18.15%) ITIL
9 43 (17.34%) MS PowerPoint
10 36 (14.52%) Citrix
11 34 (13.71%) Office 365
12 32 (12.90%) Windows Server
13 30 (12.10%) MS Exchange
13 30 (12.10%) Agile Software Development
14 29 (11.69%) Banking
15 26 (10.48%) SQL
16 25 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
17 24 (9.68%) Degree
18 23 (9.27%) Project Management
19 22 (8.87%) SCCM
19 22 (8.87%) Security Cleared
20 21 (8.47%) Management Information System
20 21 (8.47%) SQL Server
20 21 (8.47%) Microsoft Certification
21 20 (8.06%) MS Visio
21 20 (8.06%) Windows Server 2008
22 19 (7.66%) Migration
23 18 (7.26%) VMware
24 17 (6.85%) Legal
24 17 (6.85%) MCSE

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 47 (18.95%) SharePoint
2 30 (12.10%) MS Exchange
3 17 (6.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (4.84%) Skype for Business
5 11 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (2.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (2.02%) CMS
8 5 (2.02%) IIS
8 5 (2.02%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (1.21%) IBM Notes
9 3 (1.21%) Zimbra
10 2 (0.81%) Confluence
10 2 (0.81%) SAS
11 1 (0.40%) Apache
11 1 (0.40%) FileNet
11 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
Applications
1 119 (47.98%) MS Excel
2 43 (17.34%) MS PowerPoint
3 20 (8.06%) MS Visio
4 14 (5.65%) MS Project
5 3 (1.21%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.81%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (1.61%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.81%) Bloomberg TOMS
2 2 (0.81%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (0.81%) 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%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 34 (13.71%) Office 365
2 6 (2.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.02%) OneDrive
3 5 (2.02%) SaaS
3 5 (2.02%) Yammer
4 4 (1.61%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (1.21%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.81%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.81%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.81%) Trello
7 1 (0.40%) IaaS
7 1 (0.40%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.05%) TCP/IP
2 11 (4.44%) LAN
3 10 (4.03%) Skype
4 9 (3.63%) Internet
4 9 (3.63%) SAN
5 8 (3.23%) VPN
6 7 (2.82%) DHCP
6 7 (2.82%) DNS
6 7 (2.82%) Firewall
6 7 (2.82%) VoIP
7 6 (2.42%) WAN
8 5 (2.02%) iSCSI
9 4 (1.61%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (1.61%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (0.81%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (0.81%) HTTP
10 2 (0.81%) ISDN
10 2 (0.81%) SSL
10 2 (0.81%) Telepresence
10 2 (0.81%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.47%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.23%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.21%) Data Mining
4 3 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.21%) MS Access
4 3 (1.21%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.81%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.81%) QlikView
5 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.40%) DTS
6 1 (0.40%) MySQL
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (0.40%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 5 (2.02%) JIRA
2 4 (1.61%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.21%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 2 (0.81%) Dreamweaver
4 2 (0.81%) JMeter
4 2 (0.81%) NeoLoad
4 2 (0.81%) Selenium
4 2 (0.81%) Toad
4 2 (0.81%) Zephyr
5 1 (0.40%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.40%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.40%) Eclipse
General
1 86 (34.68%) Finance
2 29 (11.69%) Banking
3 17 (6.85%) Legal
4 13 (5.24%) Law
4 13 (5.24%) Marketing
5 8 (3.23%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.42%) Back Office
7 5 (2.02%) Billing
7 5 (2.02%) German Language
7 5 (2.02%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.61%) Front Office
9 3 (1.21%) Advertising
9 3 (1.21%) Retail
9 3 (1.21%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.81%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.81%) French Language
10 2 (0.81%) Games
10 2 (0.81%) Italian Language
10 2 (0.81%) Publishing
10 2 (0.81%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 80 (32.26%) Analyst
2 23 (9.27%) Support Analyst
3 20 (8.06%) Service Analyst
3 20 (8.06%) Support Engineer
4 18 (7.26%) Desktop Support
4 18 (7.26%) Developer
5 13 (5.24%) Project Manager
5 13 (5.24%) Service Desk Analyst
6 11 (4.44%) Business Analyst
7 10 (4.03%) Office 365 Engineer
8 9 (3.63%) 2nd Line Support
8 9 (3.63%) Desktop Engineer
8 9 (3.63%) Windows Engineer
9 8 (3.23%) Coordinator
9 8 (3.23%) Financial Analyst
9 8 (3.23%) Help Desk Analyst
9 8 (3.23%) Help Desk Support
9 8 (3.23%) IT Analyst
9 8 (3.23%) Project Officer
9 8 (3.23%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.82%) XML
2 6 (2.42%) .NET
3 5 (2.02%) HTML
3 5 (2.02%) Web Services
4 4 (1.61%) CSS
5 3 (1.21%) WinForms
5 3 (1.21%) WPF
6 2 (0.81%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (0.81%) JMS
6 2 (0.81%) jQuery
6 2 (0.81%) OOXML
6 2 (0.81%) SOAP
6 2 (0.81%) WAP
7 1 (0.40%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.40%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.40%) MDX
7 1 (0.40%) ODBC
7 1 (0.40%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.40%) XHTML
7 1 (0.40%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (8.47%) Management Information System
3 14 (5.65%) Blackberry
4 11 (4.44%) User Experience
5 10 (4.03%) Smartphone
6 9 (3.63%) Fat Client
6 9 (3.63%) Thin Client
7 7 (2.82%) Statistics
8 5 (2.02%) Freedom of Information
8 5 (2.02%) Mobile App
8 5 (2.02%) Social Media
9 4 (1.61%) Device Driver
9 4 (1.61%) NHS
10 3 (1.21%) BYOD
10 3 (1.21%) iPhone
10 3 (1.21%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.81%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.81%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.81%) Enterprise Cloud
11 2 (0.81%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 103 (41.53%) Windows
2 61 (24.60%) Windows 7
3 32 (12.90%) Windows Server
4 20 (8.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (6.05%) Windows 8
6 14 (5.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (4.84%) Mac OS X
7 12 (4.84%) Windows XP
8 11 (4.44%) Linux
8 11 (4.44%) Unix
9 10 (4.03%) Windows 10
9 10 (4.03%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (3.23%) Android
11 7 (2.82%) Apple iOS
11 7 (2.82%) Mac OS
12 3 (1.21%) CentOS
12 3 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.40%) Solaris
13 1 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (18.15%) ITIL
2 30 (12.10%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (9.27%) Project Management
4 19 (7.66%) Migration
5 15 (6.05%) Change Management
5 15 (6.05%) PRINCE2
6 14 (5.65%) User Acceptance Testing
7 13 (5.24%) Service Management
7 13 (5.24%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (4.84%) Business Analysis
9 11 (4.44%) Data Management
9 11 (4.44%) Time Management
10 10 (4.03%) Change Control
10 10 (4.03%) CRM
10 10 (4.03%) Service Delivery
11 8 (3.23%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 7 (2.82%) ITIL V3
12 7 (2.82%) System Testing
12 7 (2.82%) Workflow
13 6 (2.42%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (10.48%) SQL
2 11 (4.44%) VBA
3 10 (4.03%) PowerShell
4 8 (3.23%) C#
5 5 (2.02%) C
5 5 (2.02%) Java
6 4 (1.61%) Python
7 3 (1.21%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.21%) Perl
7 3 (1.21%) Ruby
7 3 (1.21%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.21%) VB
8 2 (0.81%) C++
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 24 (9.68%) Degree
2 22 (8.87%) Security Cleared
3 21 (8.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (6.85%) MCSE
5 13 (5.24%) SC Cleared
6 8 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (2.82%) ISEB
7 7 (2.82%) MCP
7 7 (2.82%) MCTS
7 7 (2.82%) MOS
8 6 (2.42%) ISTQB
9 5 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (2.02%) MCDST
9 5 (2.02%) MCSA
10 4 (1.61%) CISM
10 4 (1.61%) CISSP
10 4 (1.61%) IISP
10 4 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (1.21%) CCNA
11 3 (1.21%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.44%) SLA
2 8 (3.23%) QA
3 4 (1.61%) GPG13
3 4 (1.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 4 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.21%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (1.21%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.81%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.81%) MiFID
6 1 (0.40%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.40%) ISO20022
6 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.40%) SEPA
System Software
1 63 (25.40%) Active Directory
2 17 (6.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (4.44%) XenApp
4 10 (4.03%) Hyper-V
4 10 (4.03%) Terminal Services
4 10 (4.03%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.61%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.81%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.81%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.40%) Snort
7 1 (0.40%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.40%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (8.87%) SCCM
2 12 (4.84%) SCOM
3 6 (2.42%) SCVMM
4 5 (2.02%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 4 (1.61%) Backup Exec
5 4 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (1.61%) HP SIM
5 4 (1.61%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (1.61%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.81%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (0.81%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.40%) Ansible
7 1 (0.40%) Casper Suite
7 1 (0.40%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.40%) Puppet
7 1 (0.40%) Salt
7 1 (0.40%) SCSM
7 1 (0.40%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 143 (57.66%) Microsoft
2 36 (14.52%) Citrix
3 18 (7.26%) VMware
4 14 (5.65%) Cisco
5 11 (4.44%) Apple
5 11 (4.44%) Oracle
5 11 (4.44%) Symantec
6 10 (4.03%) Dell
6 10 (4.03%) HP
7 9 (3.63%) Bloomberg
8 6 (2.42%) Google
8 6 (2.42%) Reuters
9 5 (2.02%) Adobe
9 5 (2.02%) BMC
9 5 (2.02%) Dell Compellent
9 5 (2.02%) NetApp
9 5 (2.02%) Remedy
9 5 (2.02%) Sybase
10 4 (1.61%) IBM
10 4 (1.61%) Red Hat
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