The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 20 April 2015 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 43 44 42
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Office 946 1023 925
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.24% 4.23% 4.28%
As % of the Applications category 37.63% 35.34% 34.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 593 573 525
Average daily rate
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£300 £290 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £140 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £511
UK excluding London average daily rate £286 £250 £269
% change year-on-year
+14.50% -7.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 131 85
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.23 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.77% -1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £11.05 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.15 £22.95 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.14 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.14% -
MS Office
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
2514 2895 2648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.27% 11.98% 12.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1635 1833 1694
Average daily rate £375 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 180 127
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.90 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in London

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Office across the London region.

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in London

MS Office
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the London region over the 3 months to 20 April 2015.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram in London

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the London region.

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in London

MS Office
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the London region over the 3 months to 20 April 2015.

MS Office Hourly Rate Histogram in London

MS Office
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the London region over the 3 months to 20 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +1 233 £319 +9.95% 76
Croydon -4 14 £425 +8.97% 3
Uxbridge -2 8 £250 -16.66% 3
Kingston Upon Thames +4 6 £145 -
Canary Wharf -1 6 £425 -
Docklands, London +4 3 £275 -19.70% 1
Brentford -8 3 £435 +16.00% 4
Hounslow -1 2 £180 -31.42%
Bromley +5 1 - -
Wembley -1 1 £95 -
Barnet -2 1 - - 1
Hammersmith -6 1 £150 -53.84%
Twickenham -7 1 - -
Southwark - 1 - - 1
Beckenham - 1 £325 - 1
Romford - 1 £100 -
Sidcup - - - -
Teddington - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Ilford - - - -
Orpington - - - -
Bexley - - - -
Enfield - - - - 2
Harrow - - - - 1
Chessington - - - -
Coulsdon - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Greenwich - - - - 1
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 986 (53.38%) Microsoft
2 813 (44.02%) MS Excel
3 685 (37.09%) Windows
4 484 (26.20%) Finance
5 427 (23.12%) Windows 7
6 422 (22.85%) Active Directory
7 331 (17.92%) ITIL
8 299 (16.19%) Project Management
9 298 (16.13%) Banking
10 277 (15.00%) MS PowerPoint
11 261 (14.13%) MS Project
12 225 (12.18%) MS Visio
13 216 (11.69%) Windows XP
13 216 (11.69%) SharePoint
14 210 (11.37%) SQL
15 203 (10.99%) PRINCE2
16 195 (10.56%) Citrix
17 193 (10.45%) Blackberry
18 184 (9.96%) Degree
19 173 (9.37%) MS Exchange
20 167 (9.04%) Analytical Skills
21 122 (6.61%) SQL Server
22 121 (6.55%) Windows Server 2008
23 117 (6.33%) Stakeholder Management
24 115 (6.23%) Agile Software Development
25 114 (6.17%) Investment Banking
26 106 (5.74%) Security Cleared
26 106 (5.74%) Migration
27 105 (5.68%) Service Delivery
28 104 (5.63%) .NET

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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
1 216 (11.69%) SharePoint
2 173 (9.37%) MS Exchange
3 64 (3.47%) Lync
4 62 (3.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 56 (3.03%) IBM Notes
6 54 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2010
7 33 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
8 31 (1.68%) WorkSite
9 25 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
10 21 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
11 18 (0.97%) CMS
12 17 (0.92%) IIS
12 17 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
13 15 (0.81%) MS Project Server
13 15 (0.81%) SAS
14 12 (0.65%) Confluence
14 12 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
15 11 (0.60%) Office Communications Server
16 8 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
17 6 (0.32%) Apache
Applications
1 813 (44.02%) MS Excel
2 277 (15.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 261 (14.13%) MS Project
4 225 (12.18%) MS Visio
5 23 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
6 19 (1.03%) Photoshop
7 17 (0.92%) Acrobat
8 14 (0.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 13 (0.70%) Adobe Illustrator
10 9 (0.49%) InfoPath
11 5 (0.27%) InDesign
12 4 (0.22%) Final Cut Pro
12 4 (0.22%) PowerPivot
12 4 (0.22%) SPSS
13 3 (0.16%) AutoCAD
13 3 (0.16%) Quicktime
14 2 (0.11%) Shockwave
14 2 (0.11%) Maya
14 2 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
14 2 (0.11%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 21 (1.14%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
4 9 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.38%) assyst
5 7 (0.38%) Cognos TM1
5 7 (0.38%) Eikon
6 6 (0.32%) SAP GRC
6 6 (0.32%) Google Analytics
7 4 (0.22%) Markit EDM
7 4 (0.22%) Agresso
7 4 (0.22%) Maximo
7 4 (0.22%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.16%) Temenos T24
8 3 (0.16%) HFM
9 2 (0.11%) ION MarketView
9 2 (0.11%) Aligne
9 2 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
9 2 (0.11%) IntelliMatch
9 2 (0.11%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 66 (3.57%) Office 365
2 19 (1.03%) Google Apps
3 11 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (0.49%) PaaS
5 8 (0.43%) Google Drive
6 7 (0.38%) IaaS
7 5 (0.27%) Yammer
7 5 (0.27%) SaaS
8 4 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.22%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.16%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.054%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.054%) Trello
10 1 (0.054%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 101 (5.47%) LAN
2 92 (4.98%) VPN
3 91 (4.93%) TCP/IP
4 75 (4.06%) WAN
5 64 (3.47%) DNS
6 54 (2.92%) Internet
7 48 (2.60%) DHCP
8 45 (2.44%) Wireless
9 44 (2.38%) Firewall
10 40 (2.17%) VoIP
11 32 (1.73%) SAN
12 31 (1.68%) Wi-Fi
13 25 (1.35%) HTTP
14 23 (1.25%) VLAN
15 18 (0.97%) NAS
15 18 (0.97%) FTP
15 18 (0.97%) MPLS
15 18 (0.97%) Network Security
16 12 (0.65%) Ethernet
16 12 (0.65%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (6.61%) SQL Server
2 36 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
3 35 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 31 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
5 30 (1.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 28 (1.52%) Relational Database
7 19 (1.03%) MS Access
8 17 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
9 14 (0.76%) MySQL
10 12 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
10 12 (0.65%) QlikView
11 11 (0.60%) Data Mining
12 10 (0.54%) RDBMS
13 9 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
14 8 (0.43%) Oracle Database
14 8 (0.43%) SAP BW
15 7 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
15 7 (0.38%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
16 6 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 5 (0.27%) Cognos Query Studio
Development Applications
1 48 (2.60%) Visual Studio
2 33 (1.79%) JIRA
3 22 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 8 (0.43%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 8 (0.43%) TeamCity
5 8 (0.43%) Subversion
6 7 (0.38%) Rational Functional Tester
6 7 (0.38%) Rational Robot
6 7 (0.38%) RequisitePro
6 7 (0.38%) QuickTest Pro
6 7 (0.38%) SoapUI
7 6 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 6 (0.32%) MSI
7 6 (0.32%) ClearQuest
7 6 (0.32%) Maven
7 6 (0.32%) Git (software)
8 5 (0.27%) Ant
9 4 (0.22%) MSBuild
10 3 (0.16%) JMeter
General
1 484 (26.20%) Finance
2 298 (16.13%) Banking
3 114 (6.17%) Investment Banking
4 102 (5.52%) Legal
5 93 (5.04%) Law
6 92 (4.98%) Retail
7 48 (2.60%) Telecoms
8 40 (2.17%) Marketing
9 28 (1.52%) Publishing
10 26 (1.41%) Financial Institution
10 26 (1.41%) Retail Banking
11 23 (1.25%) Back Office
12 22 (1.19%) Front Office
13 19 (1.03%) Advertising
14 16 (0.87%) Billing
15 14 (0.76%) French Language
16 11 (0.60%) Corporate Banking
17 8 (0.43%) Local Government
18 6 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
18 6 (0.32%) German Language
Job Titles
1 550 (29.78%) Analyst
2 153 (8.28%) Support Engineer
3 152 (8.23%) Desktop Support
4 147 (7.96%) Service Analyst
5 140 (7.58%) Support Analyst
5 140 (7.58%) Service Desk Analyst
6 129 (6.98%) Project Manager
7 105 (5.68%) Business Analyst
8 97 (5.25%) Developer
9 95 (5.14%) Desktop Engineer
10 89 (4.82%) 2nd Line Support
11 75 (4.06%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 61 (3.30%) Author
13 60 (3.25%) Technical Author
14 59 (3.19%) 1st Line Support
15 57 (3.09%) Administrator
15 57 (3.09%) IT Support
16 52 (2.82%) Coordinator
17 48 (2.60%) Consultant
18 37 (2.00%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (5.63%) .NET
2 53 (2.87%) XML
3 51 (2.76%) HTML
4 35 (1.89%) Web Services
5 27 (1.46%) CSS
6 26 (1.41%) JSON
7 23 (1.25%) REST
8 22 (1.19%) .NET Framework
9 21 (1.14%) Oracle Fusion
10 20 (1.08%) jQuery
11 19 (1.03%) ASP.NET
12 12 (0.65%) HTML5
13 11 (0.60%) SOAP
14 10 (0.54%) Application Packaging
15 8 (0.43%) COM
15 8 (0.43%) Ajax
15 8 (0.43%) WPF
16 6 (0.32%) ASP.NET MVC
16 6 (0.32%) Flash
16 6 (0.32%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 193 (10.45%) Blackberry
2 167 (9.04%) Analytical Skills
3 77 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 52 (2.82%) iPhone
5 46 (2.49%) Computer Science
6 39 (2.11%) Video Conferencing
7 38 (2.06%) NHS
8 35 (1.89%) iPad
9 30 (1.62%) PMI
10 28 (1.52%) Fat Client
10 28 (1.52%) Thin Client
11 25 (1.35%) User Experience
12 21 (1.14%) E-Learning
13 20 (1.08%) Derivative
14 18 (0.97%) Handset
15 15 (0.81%) FMCG
15 15 (0.81%) Smartphone
15 15 (0.81%) Mobile App
16 14 (0.76%) Hedge funds
16 14 (0.76%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 685 (37.09%) Windows
2 427 (23.12%) Windows 7
3 216 (11.69%) Windows XP
4 121 (6.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 95 (5.14%) Windows 8
6 75 (4.06%) Android
7 73 (3.95%) Windows Server 2003
8 53 (2.87%) Windows Server 2012
9 48 (2.60%) UNIX
10 47 (2.54%) Apple iOS
11 41 (2.22%) Mac OS X
12 35 (1.89%) Linux
13 23 (1.25%) Mac OS
14 22 (1.19%) Windows Vista
15 12 (0.65%) AIX
16 8 (0.43%) Solaris
16 8 (0.43%) Windows 2000
17 5 (0.27%) Mac OS X Server
17 5 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 5 (0.27%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 331 (17.92%) ITIL
2 299 (16.19%) Project Management
3 203 (10.99%) PRINCE2
4 117 (6.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 115 (6.23%) Agile Software Development
6 106 (5.74%) Migration
7 105 (5.68%) Service Delivery
8 91 (4.93%) Change Management
9 80 (4.33%) Risk Management
10 78 (4.22%) Business Analysis
11 72 (3.90%) Service Management
12 64 (3.47%) Project Planning
13 63 (3.41%) User Acceptance Testing
14 60 (3.25%) UML
14 60 (3.25%) Data Analysis
15 59 (3.19%) Data Modelling
16 55 (2.98%) CRM
17 50 (2.71%) Document Management
18 47 (2.54%) Programme Management
19 46 (2.49%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 210 (11.37%) SQL
2 86 (4.66%) Java
3 69 (3.74%) VBA
4 61 (3.30%) C#
5 38 (2.06%) JavaScript
6 37 (2.00%) T-SQL
7 31 (1.68%) PowerShell
8 20 (1.08%) VB.NET
8 20 (1.08%) Python
9 18 (0.97%) VB
10 15 (0.81%) VBScript
11 13 (0.70%) Shell Script
11 13 (0.70%) PL/SQL
11 13 (0.70%) C++
12 12 (0.65%) C
12 12 (0.65%) Perl
13 7 (0.38%) Korn
13 7 (0.38%) PHP
14 6 (0.32%) AWK
15 4 (0.22%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 184 (9.96%) Degree
2 106 (5.74%) Security Cleared
3 68 (3.68%) SC Cleared
4 67 (3.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 66 (3.57%) PMI Certification
6 40 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
6 40 (2.17%) PMP
7 34 (1.84%) MCSE
8 29 (1.57%) ISEB
9 24 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 22 (1.19%) MCP
10 22 (1.19%) MOS
10 22 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 21 (1.14%) MCSA
12 18 (0.97%) APMP
13 15 (0.81%) DV Cleared
14 14 (0.76%) MCITP
15 13 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 11 (0.60%) MCDST
16 11 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (4.66%) SLA
2 45 (2.44%) QA
3 10 (0.54%) Dodd-Frank
4 9 (0.49%) COBIT
5 8 (0.43%) ISO 9001
5 8 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.38%) Solvency II
7 6 (0.32%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.32%) EMIR
8 5 (0.27%) P3O
9 4 (0.22%) Basel III
10 3 (0.16%) MiFID
10 3 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 3 (0.16%) Basel II
11 2 (0.11%) CRD IV
11 2 (0.11%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.054%) GxP
12 1 (0.054%) FATCA
System Software
1 422 (22.85%) Active Directory
2 66 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (1.41%) XenApp
4 25 (1.35%) Hyper-V
5 22 (1.19%) vSphere
6 12 (0.65%) XenDesktop
6 12 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
6 12 (0.65%) Xen
7 9 (0.49%) NLBS
7 9 (0.49%) VMware ESX
7 9 (0.49%) Terminal Services
8 8 (0.43%) Terminal Server
9 6 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (0.22%) Docker
10 4 (0.22%) Postfix
10 4 (0.22%) Sendmail
11 3 (0.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (0.16%) MetaFrame
11 3 (0.16%) VirtualBox
11 3 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 95 (5.14%) SCCM
2 26 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
3 17 (0.92%) WSUS
4 15 (0.81%) Casper Suite
5 11 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (0.32%) Backup Exec
6 6 (0.32%) SCOM
7 5 (0.27%) WMI
7 5 (0.27%) NetBackup
7 5 (0.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 4 (0.22%) Puppet
8 4 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.22%) Salt
8 4 (0.22%) AirWatch
8 4 (0.22%) DameWare
9 3 (0.16%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.16%) ZENworks
9 3 (0.16%) CA Spectrum
10 2 (0.11%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 986 (53.38%) Microsoft
2 195 (10.56%) Citrix
3 102 (5.52%) Apple
4 91 (4.93%) VMware
5 87 (4.71%) Cisco
6 74 (4.01%) Oracle
7 60 (3.25%) Lotus
8 59 (3.19%) HP
9 52 (2.82%) SAP
9 52 (2.82%) Bloomberg
10 44 (2.38%) IBM
11 43 (2.33%) Reuters
11 43 (2.33%) Adobe
12 36 (1.95%) Google
13 31 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
14 29 (1.57%) Symantec
14 29 (1.57%) Remedy
15 25 (1.35%) Dell
16 23 (1.25%) Interwoven
17 20 (1.08%) CheckPoint
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Rate: £150.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £15 - £18 per hour
Posted: 10 hours ago
Enfield, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £520 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Royal College of GP's
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £500 - £545 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £11 - £12 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Bluetownonline
Rate: £25k - 28k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £240 - £260 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Barnet, Hertfordshire
C&M Travel Recruitment
Rate: Up to £24,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
PTS Resourcing (UK) Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: market rate
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £270 - £280 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Thames Tideway Tunnel
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
North West London
The Royal College of General Practitioners
Rate: Up to £33,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
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Next Ventures Ltd
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Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
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