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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 45 43 43
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing MS Office 895 909 830
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.26% 4.16% 4.23%
As % of the Applications category 39.41% 35.61% 36.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 570 501 457
Average daily rate
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£304 £277 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% -7.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £135 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £220 £285
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -22.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 119 102
Average hourly rate £14.85 £17.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.64% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £11.99 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £24.00 £22.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.06 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-6.75% +3.70%
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
2271 2553 2302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 10.82% 11.69% 11.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1516 1607 1477
Average daily rate £370 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 155 145
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.10 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £30.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.13
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -0.82%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 27 January 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 0 214 £304 +10.45% 75
Croydon +1 17 £375 +98.41% 3
Kingston Upon Thames +1 15 £177 -1.80% 1
Canary Wharf +20 13 £425 -
Docklands, London +14 6 £275 +37.50%
Hammersmith +4 5 - - 1
Uxbridge 0 3 £225 +7.65% 1
Bromley +3 2 £195 -56.77%
Chiswick +9 1 £150 - 2
Ealing -1 1 - -
Wimbledon - 1 £425 -
Mayfair - - - -
Westminster - - - - 1
Hillingdon - - - -
Hackney - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Carshalton - - - -
Chessington - - - - 2
Coulsdon - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Grays - - - -
Greenford - - - - 1
Harrow - - - - 1
Ilford - - - -
Wembley - - - - 2
Barnet - - - - 2
Beckenham - - - -
Bexley - - - -
Romford - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Southall - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - - 1
Twickenham - - - -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 1098 (55.34%) Microsoft
2 882 (44.46%) MS Excel
3 862 (43.45%) Windows
4 536 (27.02%) Windows 7
5 515 (25.96%) Active Directory
6 500 (25.20%) Finance
7 347 (17.49%) ITIL
8 330 (16.63%) Windows XP
9 308 (15.52%) Banking
10 287 (14.47%) Project Management
11 268 (13.51%) MS Visio
12 264 (13.31%) SQL
13 263 (13.26%) MS PowerPoint
14 255 (12.85%) Blackberry
15 235 (11.84%) MS Project
16 217 (10.94%) Citrix
17 201 (10.13%) SharePoint
18 191 (9.63%) MS Exchange
19 186 (9.38%) PRINCE2
20 180 (9.07%) Degree
21 173 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
22 163 (8.22%) SQL Server
23 162 (8.17%) Windows Server 2008
24 158 (7.96%) Legal
25 131 (6.60%) Agile Software Development
26 125 (6.30%) Law
27 122 (6.15%) Migration
27 122 (6.15%) Investment Banking
28 112 (5.65%) Stakeholder Management
28 112 (5.65%) Windows Server 2003

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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
1 201 (10.13%) SharePoint
2 191 (9.63%) MS Exchange
3 85 (4.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 84 (4.23%) IBM Notes
5 75 (3.78%) Exchange Server 2010
6 44 (2.22%) Lync
7 43 (2.17%) WorkSite
8 35 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2007
9 32 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
10 23 (1.16%) IIS
11 18 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2003
12 17 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
13 13 (0.66%) CMS
14 12 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
14 12 (0.60%) Office Communications Server
15 11 (0.55%) Tomcat
16 10 (0.50%) SAS
17 8 (0.40%) Confluence
18 7 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
18 7 (0.35%) Apache
Applications
1 882 (44.46%) MS Excel
2 268 (13.51%) MS Visio
3 263 (13.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 235 (11.84%) MS Project
5 24 (1.21%) Photoshop
6 17 (0.86%) Acrobat
6 17 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
7 15 (0.76%) Adobe Illustrator
8 10 (0.50%) InfoPath
9 9 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 8 (0.40%) Adobe Captivate
10 8 (0.40%) AutoCAD
11 6 (0.30%) InDesign
11 6 (0.30%) PowerPivot
11 6 (0.30%) Final Cut Pro
12 2 (0.10%) CINEMA 4D
12 2 (0.10%) Quicktime
12 2 (0.10%) FrameMaker
12 2 (0.10%) Maya
12 2 (0.10%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 25 (1.26%) Oracle EBS
2 18 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
4 10 (0.50%) Markit EDM
5 8 (0.40%) assyst
6 7 (0.35%) Eikon
6 7 (0.35%) Cognos TM1
7 6 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
7 6 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
7 6 (0.30%) SAP GRC
7 6 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
8 5 (0.25%) IntelliMatch
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
9 3 (0.15%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.10%) Sentinel
10 2 (0.10%) Bond Adapt
10 2 (0.10%) ZaiNet
Cloud Services
1 50 (2.52%) Office 365
2 18 (0.91%) Google Apps
3 11 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.35%) IaaS
4 7 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.35%) PaaS
5 6 (0.30%) SaaS
6 4 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.20%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.10%) Taleo
8 1 (0.050%) Trello
8 1 (0.050%) Basecamp
8 1 (0.050%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 111 (5.59%) LAN
2 110 (5.54%) TCP/IP
3 109 (5.49%) VPN
4 101 (5.09%) WAN
5 88 (4.44%) DNS
6 73 (3.68%) Internet
7 72 (3.63%) Firewall
8 66 (3.33%) DHCP
9 49 (2.47%) Wireless
10 44 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
11 39 (1.97%) SAN
12 34 (1.71%) VoIP
13 28 (1.41%) HTTP
14 25 (1.26%) FTP
15 24 (1.21%) MPLS
16 22 (1.11%) Intranet
17 16 (0.81%) VLAN
18 15 (0.76%) Network Security
19 14 (0.71%) BIG-IP
20 12 (0.60%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (8.22%) SQL Server
2 55 (2.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 50 (2.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 48 (2.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 40 (2.02%) Relational Database
6 30 (1.51%) MS Access
7 23 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
8 17 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
9 15 (0.76%) Crystal Reports
10 14 (0.71%) MySQL
10 14 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
11 12 (0.60%) QlikView
11 12 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
12 10 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 10 (0.50%) Oracle Database
13 9 (0.45%) Data Mining
13 9 (0.45%) RDBMS
14 8 (0.40%) SAP BW
15 6 (0.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 6 (0.30%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 48 (2.42%) Visual Studio
2 38 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 32 (1.61%) JIRA
4 18 (0.91%) Dreamweaver
5 16 (0.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 14 (0.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 12 (0.60%) Subversion
8 10 (0.50%) TestDirector
9 8 (0.40%) Maven
10 7 (0.35%) TeamCity
10 7 (0.35%) RequisitePro
11 6 (0.30%) Rational Functional Tester
11 6 (0.30%) Git (software)
11 6 (0.30%) Rational Robot
11 6 (0.30%) QuickTest Pro
11 6 (0.30%) JUnit
11 6 (0.30%) MSI
11 6 (0.30%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
11 6 (0.30%) SoapUI
12 5 (0.25%) ClearQuest
General
1 500 (25.20%) Finance
2 308 (15.52%) Banking
3 158 (7.96%) Legal
4 125 (6.30%) Law
5 122 (6.15%) Investment Banking
6 85 (4.28%) Retail
7 55 (2.77%) Telecoms
8 43 (2.17%) Back Office
9 42 (2.12%) Publishing
10 40 (2.02%) Marketing
11 31 (1.56%) Front Office
12 27 (1.36%) Retail Banking
12 27 (1.36%) Financial Institution
13 22 (1.11%) French Language
14 15 (0.76%) Manufacturing
15 12 (0.60%) Billing
16 11 (0.55%) Advertising
17 10 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
18 9 (0.45%) Spanish Language
19 8 (0.40%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 646 (32.56%) Analyst
2 205 (10.33%) Support Analyst
3 183 (9.22%) Service Analyst
4 175 (8.82%) Desktop Support
5 171 (8.62%) Support Engineer
6 170 (8.57%) Service Desk Analyst
7 135 (6.80%) Project Manager
8 128 (6.45%) Developer
9 110 (5.54%) Business Analyst
10 108 (5.44%) 2nd Line Support
11 96 (4.84%) Desktop Engineer
12 74 (3.73%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 69 (3.48%) IT Support
14 68 (3.43%) 1st Line Support
15 58 (2.92%) Desktop Analyst
15 58 (2.92%) Administrator
16 54 (2.72%) Help Desk Analyst
16 54 (2.72%) Author
17 51 (2.57%) Desktop Support Analyst
18 48 (2.42%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (5.04%) .NET
2 81 (4.08%) HTML
3 58 (2.92%) XML
4 37 (1.86%) CSS
5 35 (1.76%) Web Services
6 27 (1.36%) jQuery
6 27 (1.36%) JSON
7 25 (1.26%) .NET Framework
8 24 (1.21%) REST
9 23 (1.16%) ASP.NET
10 21 (1.06%) Oracle Fusion
11 12 (0.60%) WCF
11 12 (0.60%) WPF
11 12 (0.60%) HTML5
12 11 (0.55%) XSLT
12 11 (0.55%) SOAP
12 11 (0.55%) Ajax
13 9 (0.45%) JSP
13 9 (0.45%) Silverlight
14 7 (0.35%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 255 (12.85%) Blackberry
2 173 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
3 63 (3.18%) Management Information System
4 49 (2.47%) Computer Science
5 43 (2.17%) iPhone
6 41 (2.07%) iPad
7 35 (1.76%) Fat Client
7 35 (1.76%) Thin Client
8 31 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
9 30 (1.51%) NHS
10 26 (1.31%) Smartphone
11 24 (1.21%) Mobile App
11 24 (1.21%) E-Learning
12 23 (1.16%) Handset
12 23 (1.16%) User Experience
13 21 (1.06%) Credit Risk
13 21 (1.06%) PKI
14 20 (1.01%) Derivative
15 17 (0.86%) PMI
16 16 (0.81%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 862 (43.45%) Windows
2 536 (27.02%) Windows 7
3 330 (16.63%) Windows XP
4 162 (8.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 112 (5.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 81 (4.08%) Windows 8
7 66 (3.33%) Android
8 63 (3.18%) Apple iOS
9 46 (2.32%) UNIX
10 40 (2.02%) Mac OS X
11 39 (1.97%) Windows Vista
11 39 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
12 36 (1.81%) Linux
13 27 (1.36%) Mac OS
14 15 (0.76%) Windows 2000
15 13 (0.66%) AIX
16 8 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
17 5 (0.25%) Windows NT
17 5 (0.25%) Ubuntu
18 4 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 347 (17.49%) ITIL
2 287 (14.47%) Project Management
3 186 (9.38%) PRINCE2
4 131 (6.60%) Agile Software Development
5 122 (6.15%) Migration
6 112 (5.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 102 (5.14%) Change Management
8 98 (4.94%) Service Delivery
9 85 (4.28%) Service Management
10 76 (3.83%) Business Analysis
11 75 (3.78%) User Acceptance Testing
12 74 (3.73%) Risk Management
13 68 (3.43%) Document Management
14 59 (2.97%) Data Analysis
15 56 (2.82%) Project Planning
16 55 (2.77%) CRM
17 53 (2.67%) Data Modelling
17 53 (2.67%) Change Control
18 52 (2.62%) UML
19 51 (2.57%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 264 (13.31%) SQL
2 104 (5.24%) Java
3 85 (4.28%) VBA
4 73 (3.68%) C#
5 62 (3.13%) T-SQL
6 48 (2.42%) JavaScript
7 36 (1.81%) PowerShell
8 23 (1.16%) VB.NET
9 20 (1.01%) VBScript
10 18 (0.91%) Shell Script
10 18 (0.91%) C
11 17 (0.86%) Python
11 17 (0.86%) Perl
12 15 (0.76%) VB
13 13 (0.66%) PL/SQL
14 11 (0.55%) Bash Shell
14 11 (0.55%) C++
15 7 (0.35%) Korn
16 6 (0.30%) PHP
17 4 (0.20%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 180 (9.07%) Degree
2 102 (5.14%) Security Cleared
3 93 (4.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 67 (3.38%) SC Cleared
5 46 (2.32%) MCP
6 45 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
7 41 (2.07%) PMI Certification
8 36 (1.81%) ISEB
9 34 (1.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 33 (1.66%) MCSE
11 31 (1.56%) MOS
11 31 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 28 (1.41%) PMP
13 23 (1.16%) A+ Certification
14 20 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 20 (1.01%) MCDST
15 19 (0.96%) APMP
16 17 (0.86%) MCSA
16 17 (0.86%) MCITP
17 15 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (4.84%) SLA
2 60 (3.02%) QA
3 13 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 12 (0.60%) COBIT
5 9 (0.45%) Dodd-Frank
5 9 (0.45%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.35%) Basel III
8 6 (0.30%) Solvency II
8 6 (0.30%) P3O
8 6 (0.30%) EMIR
9 3 (0.15%) FATCA
9 3 (0.15%) Basel II
9 3 (0.15%) MiFID
9 3 (0.15%) BS7666
10 2 (0.10%) SNOMED CT
10 2 (0.10%) HL7
10 2 (0.10%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.050%) CRD IV
11 1 (0.050%) COREP
System Software
1 515 (25.96%) Active Directory
2 79 (3.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (1.76%) XenApp
4 28 (1.41%) Hyper-V
5 22 (1.11%) vSphere
6 19 (0.96%) XenDesktop
7 16 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
8 15 (0.76%) Xen
9 13 (0.66%) Terminal Server
10 12 (0.60%) VMware ESX
11 10 (0.50%) NLBS
12 8 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
13 6 (0.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 5 (0.25%) Terminal Services
15 4 (0.20%) VMware Server
15 4 (0.20%) Postfix
15 4 (0.20%) Sendmail
15 4 (0.20%) Firmware
15 4 (0.20%) MetaFrame
15 4 (0.20%) Docker
Systems Management
1 102 (5.14%) SCCM
2 37 (1.86%) HP Quality Center
3 26 (1.31%) WSUS
4 15 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
5 14 (0.71%) SCOM
6 10 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 9 (0.45%) Casper Suite
7 9 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
7 9 (0.45%) SCVMM
8 7 (0.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 7 (0.35%) Backup Exec
9 6 (0.30%) Control-M
9 6 (0.30%) NetBackup
10 5 (0.25%) SCDPM
10 5 (0.25%) CiscoWorks
11 4 (0.20%) DameWare
11 4 (0.20%) Puppet
11 4 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.20%) Salt
12 3 (0.15%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 1098 (55.34%) Microsoft
2 217 (10.94%) Citrix
3 107 (5.39%) VMware
4 100 (5.04%) Oracle
4 100 (5.04%) Cisco
5 88 (4.44%) Lotus
6 85 (4.28%) Apple
7 62 (3.13%) Bloomberg
8 61 (3.07%) HP
9 54 (2.72%) Reuters
10 48 (2.42%) Symantec
11 44 (2.22%) SAP
12 40 (2.02%) Google
13 37 (1.86%) Adobe
14 33 (1.66%) Remedy
15 32 (1.61%) IBM
16 31 (1.56%) Interwoven
17 30 (1.51%) Salesforce.com
17 30 (1.51%) Altiris
18 29 (1.46%) McAfee
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Rate: £15 - £20 per hour
Posted: 1 hour ago
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Ideal Training
Rate: Excellent Daily Rate Negotiable
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Kelway Ltd
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Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £20 per hour
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Venturi
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Randstad Technologies
Rate: £140 per day
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Montash
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum + neg
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Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market rate
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Information Technology Services
Rate: £35k - 40k per year + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
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London
LA International
Rate: Excellent Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Thames Tideway Tunnel
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Posted: 4 days ago
Morden, Surrey
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £130 to £200 per day
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Connectus
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Harvey Nash plc
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