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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 41 44 44
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs citing MS Office 1081 1136 1040
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.39% 4.48% 4.19%
As % of the Applications category 37.05% 38.46% 34.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 681 643 601
Average daily rate
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£280 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £146 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £250 £250
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 94 108
Average hourly rate £14.75 £15.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.83% -13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.80 £23.56 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.28 £13.60 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -2.85%
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
2918 2954 3032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.84% 11.66% 12.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1951 1890 1944
Average daily rate £350 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £173 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 130 168
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -17.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £24.60 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+8.48% -6.45%

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 2014. 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 +8 292 £283 -9.60% 77
Uxbridge +3 22 £165 -33.33% 1
Croydon +1 22 £388 -1.58% 1
Docklands, London +14 11 £135 -71.87% 3
Canary Wharf +13 9 £400 +8.10%
Feltham +13 9 £235 -
Kingston Upon Thames +4 8 £160 -31.18%
Hounslow +1 3 £200 -42.85%
Bromley 0 3 £110 -68.57%
Greenford - 3 - - 1
Paddington +11 1 - -
Hammersmith -1 1 £105 -52.00%
Southwark -4 1 £160 -
Westminster -4 1 £175 -58.82%
West Drayton - 1 - - 1
Worcester Park - - - -
Ilford - - - -
Hillingdon - - - -
Hackney - - - - 1
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Harrow - - - - 4
Hayes - - - -
Erith - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Bexley - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Romford - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 2
Stanmore - - - - 2
Teddington - - - - 2
Twickenham - - - -
Upminster - - - -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 1070 (52.20%) Microsoft
2 972 (47.41%) Windows
3 947 (46.20%) MS Excel
4 636 (31.02%) Active Directory
5 628 (30.63%) Windows 7
6 533 (26.00%) Finance
7 363 (17.71%) Windows XP
7 363 (17.71%) ITIL
8 284 (13.85%) MS PowerPoint
9 281 (13.71%) Project Management
10 256 (12.49%) Blackberry
11 251 (12.24%) Banking
12 246 (12.00%) MS Project
13 245 (11.95%) MS Visio
13 245 (11.95%) MS Exchange
14 244 (11.90%) SQL
15 209 (10.20%) Citrix
16 200 (9.76%) SharePoint
17 194 (9.46%) Windows Server 2008
18 191 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
19 182 (8.88%) PRINCE2
20 174 (8.49%) Legal
21 169 (8.24%) Degree
22 148 (7.22%) Windows Server 2003
23 147 (7.17%) SQL Server
24 131 (6.39%) Law
25 127 (6.20%) VMware
26 123 (6.00%) Migration
26 123 (6.00%) Cisco
27 111 (5.41%) Agile Software Development

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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
1 245 (11.95%) MS Exchange
2 200 (9.76%) SharePoint
3 92 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 90 (4.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 80 (3.90%) IBM Notes
6 43 (2.10%) Lync
7 42 (2.05%) WorkSite
7 42 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2007
8 41 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2003
9 37 (1.80%) IIS
10 27 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
11 24 (1.17%) CMS
12 15 (0.73%) WebLogic
13 14 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
14 13 (0.63%) Tomcat
14 13 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
15 12 (0.59%) MS Project Server
16 11 (0.54%) SAS
17 9 (0.44%) Confluence
18 8 (0.39%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 947 (46.20%) MS Excel
2 284 (13.85%) MS PowerPoint
3 246 (12.00%) MS Project
4 245 (11.95%) MS Visio
5 32 (1.56%) Photoshop
6 26 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
7 15 (0.73%) AutoCAD
8 12 (0.59%) Adobe Captivate
8 12 (0.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 10 (0.49%) Acrobat
10 7 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
10 7 (0.34%) InDesign
11 4 (0.20%) PowerPivot
12 3 (0.15%) InfoPath
12 3 (0.15%) FastStats
12 3 (0.15%) FrameMaker
13 2 (0.098%) SPSS
13 2 (0.098%) Final Cut Pro
14 1 (0.049%) GIMP
14 1 (0.049%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 13 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
1 13 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
2 12 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
3 10 (0.49%) Oracle ERP
4 8 (0.39%) SAP FI
4 8 (0.39%) IntelliMatch
5 7 (0.34%) SAP CO
5 7 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
5 7 (0.34%) Markit EDM
6 6 (0.29%) assyst
7 5 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (0.24%) Misys Midas
8 4 (0.20%) Eikon
8 4 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
9 3 (0.15%) SiteCatalyst
9 3 (0.15%) Temenos T24
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
9 3 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 44 (2.15%) Office 365
2 9 (0.44%) Google Apps
2 9 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.29%) PaaS
3 6 (0.29%) IaaS
4 4 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.15%) SaaS
6 2 (0.098%) Taleo
7 1 (0.049%) Force.com
7 1 (0.049%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 102 (4.98%) LAN
2 100 (4.88%) TCP/IP
3 99 (4.83%) WAN
4 98 (4.78%) VPN
5 93 (4.54%) Firewall
6 82 (4.00%) DNS
6 82 (4.00%) Internet
7 62 (3.02%) DHCP
8 50 (2.44%) SAN
9 48 (2.34%) Intranet
10 44 (2.15%) Wireless
11 34 (1.66%) MPLS
12 27 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
13 26 (1.27%) VoIP
14 24 (1.17%) BIG-IP
15 21 (1.02%) DSL
16 18 (0.88%) FTP
17 17 (0.83%) VLAN
18 16 (0.78%) IP Telephony
18 16 (0.78%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (7.17%) SQL Server
2 41 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 40 (1.95%) Relational Database
4 39 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 36 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 35 (1.71%) MS Access
7 21 (1.02%) Crystal Reports
8 18 (0.88%) QlikView
9 17 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
9 17 (0.83%) Oracle Database
10 14 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
10 14 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
11 12 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
12 10 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (0.34%) SQL Server 2000
13 7 (0.34%) MySQL
14 5 (0.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 4 (0.20%) Oracle BI EE
15 4 (0.20%) Data Mining
15 4 (0.20%) DB2
Development Applications
1 42 (2.05%) JIRA
2 25 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (0.98%) Dreamweaver
4 15 (0.73%) Subversion
5 11 (0.54%) TestDirector
6 10 (0.49%) Visual Studio
6 10 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 9 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 8 (0.39%) QuickTest Pro
8 8 (0.39%) Maven
9 6 (0.29%) JUnit
10 5 (0.24%) Toad
10 5 (0.24%) ERwin
10 5 (0.24%) MSI
11 4 (0.20%) Bugzilla
11 4 (0.20%) Serena SBM
11 4 (0.20%) Git (software)
11 4 (0.20%) ClearQuest
11 4 (0.20%) RequisitePro
11 4 (0.20%) Eclipse
General
1 533 (26.00%) Finance
2 251 (12.24%) Banking
3 174 (8.49%) Legal
4 131 (6.39%) Law
5 107 (5.22%) Investment Banking
6 85 (4.15%) Retail
7 55 (2.68%) Marketing
8 49 (2.39%) Telecoms
8 49 (2.39%) Back Office
9 37 (1.80%) Publishing
10 33 (1.61%) Financial Institution
10 33 (1.61%) Front Office
11 23 (1.12%) French Language
12 21 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
13 20 (0.98%) Manufacturing
13 20 (0.98%) Retail Banking
14 16 (0.78%) Advertising
15 12 (0.59%) Billing
16 7 (0.34%) Spanish Language
17 6 (0.29%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 707 (34.49%) Analyst
2 224 (10.93%) Support Analyst
3 197 (9.61%) Support Engineer
4 189 (9.22%) Service Analyst
5 179 (8.73%) Service Desk Analyst
6 173 (8.44%) Desktop Support
7 154 (7.51%) 2nd Line Support
8 122 (5.95%) Project Manager
9 115 (5.61%) 1st Line Support
10 111 (5.41%) Business Analyst
11 90 (4.39%) Desktop Engineer
12 87 (4.24%) Developer
13 66 (3.22%) Help Desk Analyst
13 66 (3.22%) Desktop Analyst
14 63 (3.07%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 60 (2.93%) Coordinator
16 56 (2.73%) Desktop Support Analyst
17 53 (2.59%) IT Support
18 51 (2.49%) Administrator
19 50 (2.44%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (3.66%) HTML
2 68 (3.32%) .NET
3 33 (1.61%) XML
4 28 (1.37%) CSS
5 17 (0.83%) Web Services
6 15 (0.73%) ASP.NET
7 14 (0.68%) Application Packaging
8 12 (0.59%) jQuery
9 10 (0.49%) WCF
9 10 (0.49%) Silverlight
9 10 (0.49%) Swing
10 8 (0.39%) J2EE
10 8 (0.39%) JSP
10 8 (0.39%) SOAP
10 8 (0.39%) .NET Framework
10 8 (0.39%) XSLT
11 7 (0.34%) FIX Protocol
11 7 (0.34%) WPF
11 7 (0.34%) WF
11 7 (0.34%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 256 (12.49%) Blackberry
2 191 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
3 77 (3.76%) Management Information System
4 37 (1.80%) iPhone
5 36 (1.76%) Fat Client
5 36 (1.76%) Thin Client
6 32 (1.56%) NHS
6 32 (1.56%) iPad
7 29 (1.41%) Handset
8 27 (1.32%) Computer Science
9 26 (1.27%) PMI
10 23 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
10 23 (1.12%) Social Media
11 21 (1.02%) Wiki
11 21 (1.02%) PKI
12 20 (0.98%) E-Learning
13 18 (0.88%) Equities
13 18 (0.88%) Smartphone
13 18 (0.88%) Client/Server
13 18 (0.88%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 972 (47.41%) Windows
2 628 (30.63%) Windows 7
3 363 (17.71%) Windows XP
4 194 (9.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 148 (7.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 81 (3.95%) Windows 8
7 62 (3.02%) UNIX
8 56 (2.73%) Android
9 46 (2.24%) Apple iOS
10 43 (2.10%) Linux
11 39 (1.90%) Mac OS X
12 38 (1.85%) Windows Vista
13 36 (1.76%) Mac OS
14 24 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
14 24 (1.17%) Windows 2000
15 12 (0.59%) Solaris
16 11 (0.54%) AIX
17 9 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
18 8 (0.39%) Windows 2000 Server
19 6 (0.29%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 363 (17.71%) ITIL
2 281 (13.71%) Project Management
3 182 (8.88%) PRINCE2
4 123 (6.00%) Migration
5 111 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
6 105 (5.12%) Change Management
7 100 (4.88%) Service Management
8 99 (4.83%) Stakeholder Management
9 92 (4.49%) Document Management
10 68 (3.32%) Business Analysis
11 67 (3.27%) Service Delivery
12 65 (3.17%) Data Analysis
13 64 (3.12%) User Acceptance Testing
13 64 (3.12%) Asset Management
13 64 (3.12%) Change Control
14 56 (2.73%) Risk Management
14 56 (2.73%) Problem Management
15 54 (2.63%) Time Management
15 54 (2.63%) Incident Management
16 53 (2.59%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 244 (11.90%) SQL
2 70 (3.41%) VBA
3 68 (3.32%) Java
4 41 (2.00%) T-SQL
5 39 (1.90%) PowerShell
6 37 (1.80%) C#
7 28 (1.37%) JavaScript
8 26 (1.27%) C
9 24 (1.17%) Perl
10 20 (0.98%) VB.NET
10 20 (0.98%) Shell Script
11 19 (0.93%) VBScript
12 15 (0.73%) VB
13 14 (0.68%) PL/SQL
14 12 (0.59%) Bash Shell
15 11 (0.54%) C++
16 7 (0.34%) PHP
16 7 (0.34%) C-shell
16 7 (0.34%) AWK
17 4 (0.20%) Korn
Qualifications
1 169 (8.24%) Degree
2 96 (4.68%) Security Cleared
3 89 (4.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 54 (2.63%) SC Cleared
5 49 (2.39%) MCP
6 41 (2.00%) MOS
7 39 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
7 39 (1.90%) MCSE
8 37 (1.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 37 (1.80%) ISEB
9 35 (1.71%) PMI Certification
10 29 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 26 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
12 25 (1.22%) A+ Certification
13 22 (1.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 20 (0.98%) DV Cleared
14 20 (0.98%) CCNA
14 20 (0.98%) MCSA
15 19 (0.93%) CISSP
15 19 (0.93%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (4.54%) SLA
2 66 (3.22%) QA
3 16 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 12 (0.59%) ISO 9001
5 10 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.34%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.29%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.29%) Basel III
7 6 (0.29%) COBIT
8 3 (0.15%) BS7666
9 2 (0.098%) Basel II
9 2 (0.098%) SNOMED CT
9 2 (0.098%) HL7
9 2 (0.098%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.098%) FATCA
9 2 (0.098%) P3O
10 1 (0.049%) CRD IV
10 1 (0.049%) COREP
10 1 (0.049%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.049%) MiFID
System Software
1 636 (31.02%) Active Directory
2 89 (4.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (2.05%) XenApp
4 36 (1.76%) Hyper-V
5 21 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
6 20 (0.98%) NLBS
7 18 (0.88%) Xen
8 17 (0.83%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 16 (0.78%) Terminal Server
9 16 (0.78%) XenDesktop
9 16 (0.78%) vSphere
10 8 (0.39%) VMware ESX
11 7 (0.34%) ISA Server
11 7 (0.34%) Terminal Services
12 5 (0.24%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 4 (0.20%) Firmware
13 4 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (0.15%) Oracle RMAN
15 2 (0.098%) VMware Server
15 2 (0.098%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 108 (5.27%) SCCM
2 39 (1.90%) HP Quality Center
3 29 (1.41%) WSUS
4 17 (0.83%) SCOM
5 12 (0.59%) Backup Exec
6 11 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
7 9 (0.44%) DameWare
7 9 (0.44%) SCVMM
7 9 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
7 9 (0.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 8 (0.39%) Tivoli
9 7 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 7 (0.34%) Casper Suite
10 6 (0.29%) SCDPM
11 5 (0.24%) ZENworks
11 5 (0.24%) Control-M
11 5 (0.24%) NetBackup
12 4 (0.20%) OVSD
12 4 (0.20%) OpenView
13 3 (0.15%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 1070 (52.20%) Microsoft
2 209 (10.20%) Citrix
3 127 (6.20%) VMware
4 123 (6.00%) Cisco
5 107 (5.22%) Oracle
6 85 (4.15%) HP
7 79 (3.85%) Lotus
8 71 (3.46%) Apple
9 70 (3.41%) SAP
10 53 (2.59%) Remedy
11 51 (2.49%) Bloomberg
12 44 (2.15%) Reuters
12 44 (2.15%) Adobe
13 38 (1.85%) Symantec
14 37 (1.80%) CheckPoint
15 36 (1.76%) IBM
16 27 (1.32%) Dell
16 27 (1.32%) McAfee
17 26 (1.27%) ServiceNow
18 24 (1.17%) Google
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