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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 41 43 41
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Office 1000 964 1154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.22% 4.03% 4.61%
As % of the Applications category 36.50% 34.66% 38.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 685 587 651
Average daily rate
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£301 £275 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.27% -12.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £130 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £300 £256
% change year-on-year
-4.16% +17.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 133 127
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.45 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £24.50 £24.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.22
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -1.54%
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
2740 2781 2970
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.55% 11.62% 11.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1854 1815 1876
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £552 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 180 168
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £11.00 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £30.00 £25.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.22 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-1.46% -1.79%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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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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 -2 234 £315 +14.54% 47
Croydon -14 13 £375 -9.63% 1
Bromley +5 12 £550 -
Canary Wharf -12 8 £350 -20.00%
Wimbledon - 7 £275 -
Uxbridge -1 6 £150 -1.63%
Docklands, London -8 6 £480 +71.42% 2
Feltham -6 5 £396 +98.00%
Brentford +3 4 £325 -11.86% 1
Kingston Upon Thames -4 2 - - 1
Greenwich - 2 £130 -
Ilford - 2 £288 -
Hounslow +5 1 £240 +65.51%
Southwark +1 1 £143 -10.93%
Twickenham -3 1 £300 +87.50%
Paddington -11 1 £350 +94.44%
Hammersmith - 1 £110 - 1
Mayfair - 1 £250 -
Isleworth - 1 £313 -
Southall - 1 - -
Beckenham - 1 - -
Hayes - 1 £425 -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1124 (56.71%) Microsoft
2 895 (45.16%) MS Excel
3 746 (37.64%) Windows
4 603 (30.42%) Finance
5 503 (25.38%) Active Directory
6 470 (23.71%) Windows 7
7 366 (18.47%) ITIL
8 316 (15.94%) Project Management
9 300 (15.14%) MS PowerPoint
10 278 (14.03%) Banking
11 262 (13.22%) MS Visio
12 248 (12.51%) SharePoint
13 242 (12.21%) MS Project
14 217 (10.95%) Citrix
15 209 (10.54%) PRINCE2
15 209 (10.54%) Analytical Skills
16 208 (10.49%) SQL
17 205 (10.34%) MS Exchange
18 180 (9.08%) Blackberry
19 177 (8.93%) Degree
20 165 (8.32%) Windows XP
21 160 (8.07%) Agile Software Development
22 147 (7.42%) Windows Server 2008
23 138 (6.96%) Office 365
24 131 (6.61%) Migration
25 129 (6.51%) Change Management
25 129 (6.51%) SQL Server
26 128 (6.46%) VMware
27 115 (5.80%) Investment Banking
28 114 (5.75%) Service Management

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 248 (12.51%) SharePoint
2 205 (10.34%) MS Exchange
3 77 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 67 (3.38%) Lync
5 61 (3.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 38 (1.92%) IBM Notes
7 34 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
8 33 (1.66%) WorkSite
9 31 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
9 31 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
10 26 (1.31%) CMS
11 23 (1.16%) IIS
12 17 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
13 14 (0.71%) SAS
14 13 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2003
14 13 (0.66%) MS Project Server
15 12 (0.61%) Confluence
16 6 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
16 6 (0.30%) WebSphere
16 6 (0.30%) Documentum
Applications
1 895 (45.16%) MS Excel
2 300 (15.14%) MS PowerPoint
3 262 (13.22%) MS Visio
4 242 (12.21%) MS Project
5 36 (1.82%) Spreadsheet
6 22 (1.11%) Photoshop
7 18 (0.91%) Acrobat
8 14 (0.71%) Adobe Illustrator
9 13 (0.66%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 12 (0.61%) Adobe Captivate
11 9 (0.45%) InDesign
12 8 (0.40%) InfoPath
13 6 (0.30%) Mingle
14 4 (0.20%) PowerPivot
14 4 (0.20%) Open Workbench
14 4 (0.20%) SPSS
15 2 (0.10%) RoboHelp
15 2 (0.10%) AutoCAD
16 1 (0.050%) Fireworks
16 1 (0.050%) QuarkXPress
Business Applications
1 17 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
4 8 (0.40%) Primavera
5 6 (0.30%) Agresso
6 5 (0.25%) SAP SD
6 5 (0.25%) SAP APO
6 5 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
6 5 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.25%) Markit EDM
6 5 (0.25%) Oracle Assets
6 5 (0.25%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 5 (0.25%) Oracle AGIS
7 4 (0.20%) IntelliMatch
7 4 (0.20%) Kondor+
7 4 (0.20%) Misys Midas
8 3 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
8 3 (0.15%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.15%) Temenos T24
9 2 (0.10%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 138 (6.96%) Office 365
2 28 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (0.76%) Google Apps
4 14 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (0.55%) SaaS
6 9 (0.45%) PaaS
7 8 (0.40%) Google Analytics
8 7 (0.35%) IaaS
9 3 (0.15%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.10%) Responsys
10 2 (0.10%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.10%) Adobe Analytics
10 2 (0.10%) Google Drive
11 1 (0.050%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.050%) Taleo
11 1 (0.050%) MailChimp
11 1 (0.050%) SoftLayer
11 1 (0.050%) Yammer
11 1 (0.050%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 110 (5.55%) LAN
2 88 (4.44%) VPN
3 84 (4.24%) TCP/IP
4 75 (3.78%) WAN
5 70 (3.53%) DNS
6 62 (3.13%) DHCP
7 60 (3.03%) Firewall
8 52 (2.62%) SAN
9 51 (2.57%) Internet
10 37 (1.87%) MPLS
11 33 (1.66%) VoIP
12 30 (1.51%) Intranet
13 27 (1.36%) BIG-IP
14 25 (1.26%) Wi-Fi
14 25 (1.26%) DSL
15 22 (1.11%) Network Security
16 21 (1.06%) HTTP
17 20 (1.01%) Cisco IOS
18 19 (0.96%) NAS
18 19 (0.96%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (6.51%) SQL Server
2 38 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 33 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
4 31 (1.56%) Relational Database
5 28 (1.41%) MS Access
6 24 (1.21%) QlikView
7 22 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 22 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
8 21 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
9 18 (0.91%) Crystal Reports
10 16 (0.81%) Data Mining
11 15 (0.76%) RDBMS
11 15 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
12 14 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
13 12 (0.61%) Oracle Database
13 12 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 11 (0.55%) MySQL
15 10 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
16 9 (0.45%) Big Data
17 7 (0.35%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 55 (2.77%) JIRA
2 17 (0.86%) Selenium
2 17 (0.86%) Visual Studio
3 16 (0.81%) WebDriver
4 15 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (0.45%) SpecFlow
5 9 (0.45%) JUnit
6 7 (0.35%) HP UFT
6 7 (0.35%) Cucumber
7 5 (0.25%) SoapUI
7 5 (0.25%) Rational Functional Tester
7 5 (0.25%) Rational Robot
7 5 (0.25%) MSI
7 5 (0.25%) RequisitePro
8 4 (0.20%) Subversion
8 4 (0.20%) Toad
8 4 (0.20%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 4 (0.20%) Axure RP
8 4 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (0.15%) Eclipse
General
1 603 (30.42%) Finance
2 278 (14.03%) Banking
3 115 (5.80%) Investment Banking
4 109 (5.50%) Legal
5 95 (4.79%) Law
6 63 (3.18%) Retail
7 33 (1.66%) Telecoms
8 31 (1.56%) Advertising
9 30 (1.51%) Back Office
10 29 (1.46%) Front Office
11 27 (1.36%) Marketing
12 26 (1.31%) Financial Institution
13 20 (1.01%) Publishing
13 20 (1.01%) Local Government
13 20 (1.01%) French Language
14 16 (0.81%) Billing
15 15 (0.76%) Retail Banking
16 13 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
17 9 (0.45%) Manufacturing
18 8 (0.40%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 665 (33.55%) Analyst
2 185 (9.33%) Support Analyst
3 170 (8.58%) Desktop Support
4 168 (8.48%) Service Analyst
5 158 (7.97%) Service Desk Analyst
6 151 (7.62%) Support Engineer
7 144 (7.27%) Project Manager
8 133 (6.71%) Business Analyst
9 123 (6.21%) 2nd Line Support
10 95 (4.79%) Developer
11 90 (4.54%) Desktop Engineer
12 65 (3.28%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 60 (3.03%) 1st Line Support
14 59 (2.98%) Coordinator
15 57 (2.88%) IT Support
16 54 (2.72%) Consultant
17 53 (2.67%) PMO Analyst
18 52 (2.62%) Administrator
19 47 (2.37%) Desktop Analyst
19 47 (2.37%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (4.79%) .NET
2 46 (2.32%) HTML
3 44 (2.22%) XML
4 30 (1.51%) Web Services
5 23 (1.16%) ASP.NET
6 21 (1.06%) CSS
7 15 (0.76%) .NET Framework
7 15 (0.76%) Application Packaging
7 15 (0.76%) WPF
8 10 (0.50%) ASP.NET MVC
9 9 (0.45%) jQuery
9 9 (0.45%) SOAP
9 9 (0.45%) Middleware
10 8 (0.40%) COM
11 7 (0.35%) LINQ
12 6 (0.30%) HTML5
12 6 (0.30%) REST
12 6 (0.30%) J2EE
12 6 (0.30%) JSP
13 5 (0.25%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 209 (10.54%) Analytical Skills
2 180 (9.08%) Blackberry
3 86 (4.34%) Management Information System
4 47 (2.37%) iPhone
5 37 (1.87%) NHS
6 36 (1.82%) Data Centre
6 36 (1.82%) iPad
7 33 (1.66%) PMI
7 33 (1.66%) Video Conferencing
8 31 (1.56%) Computer Science
9 28 (1.41%) Market Risk
10 27 (1.36%) Fat Client
10 27 (1.36%) Thin Client
10 27 (1.36%) E-Learning
11 18 (0.91%) User Experience
12 17 (0.86%) Credit Risk
12 17 (0.86%) FMCG
13 16 (0.81%) BYOD
14 14 (0.71%) PDA
14 14 (0.71%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 746 (37.64%) Windows
2 470 (23.71%) Windows 7
3 165 (8.32%) Windows XP
4 147 (7.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 104 (5.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 94 (4.74%) Windows 8
7 85 (4.29%) Android
8 76 (3.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 60 (3.03%) Linux
10 52 (2.62%) UNIX
10 52 (2.62%) Apple iOS
11 39 (1.97%) Mac OS X
12 21 (1.06%) Mac OS
13 18 (0.91%) Windows Vista
14 11 (0.55%) Solaris
15 10 (0.50%) AIX
16 9 (0.45%) Windows 2000
17 7 (0.35%) pSOS
17 7 (0.35%) Windows Phone
18 6 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 366 (18.47%) ITIL
2 316 (15.94%) Project Management
3 209 (10.54%) PRINCE2
4 160 (8.07%) Agile Software Development
5 131 (6.61%) Migration
6 129 (6.51%) Change Management
7 114 (5.75%) Service Management
8 106 (5.35%) Stakeholder Management
9 103 (5.20%) Business Analysis
10 91 (4.59%) Data Analysis
11 78 (3.94%) User Acceptance Testing
12 77 (3.88%) Service Delivery
13 76 (3.83%) Document Management
14 73 (3.68%) Risk Management
15 67 (3.38%) CRM
16 65 (3.28%) Asset Management
17 61 (3.08%) Time Management
18 58 (2.93%) Change Control
19 57 (2.88%) Programme Management
19 57 (2.88%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 208 (10.49%) SQL
2 72 (3.63%) VBA
3 70 (3.53%) Java
4 50 (2.52%) C#
5 31 (1.56%) VB
6 30 (1.51%) PowerShell
7 26 (1.31%) JavaScript
8 25 (1.26%) VBScript
9 21 (1.06%) C++
10 20 (1.01%) T-SQL
11 18 (0.91%) VB.NET
12 16 (0.81%) C
13 15 (0.76%) PL/SQL
13 15 (0.76%) R
14 14 (0.71%) Shell Script
15 13 (0.66%) PHP
16 10 (0.50%) Python
17 9 (0.45%) Perl
18 8 (0.40%) Ruby
19 6 (0.30%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 177 (8.93%) Degree
2 98 (4.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 84 (4.24%) Security Cleared
4 64 (3.23%) MCSE
5 61 (3.08%) PMI Certification
6 43 (2.17%) SC Cleared
7 39 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
8 34 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
9 32 (1.61%) ISEB
9 32 (1.61%) PMP
10 29 (1.46%) MCSA
11 28 (1.41%) CCNA
12 23 (1.16%) CISSP
12 23 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 23 (1.16%) MCP
13 20 (1.01%) MOS
13 20 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 20 (1.01%) ISTQB
14 19 (0.96%) CISM
15 16 (0.81%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (4.79%) SLA
2 60 (3.03%) QA
3 14 (0.71%) COBIT
4 12 (0.61%) Data Quality
5 10 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.25%) P3O
7 5 (0.25%) Solvency II
7 5 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
8 4 (0.20%) MiFID
9 3 (0.15%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.15%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.15%) Basel II
10 2 (0.10%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.10%) PMBOK
10 2 (0.10%) CRD IV
11 1 (0.050%) EMIR
11 1 (0.050%) Basel III
11 1 (0.050%) FATCA
11 1 (0.050%) GAAP
System Software
1 503 (25.38%) Active Directory
2 74 (3.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (2.12%) XenApp
4 34 (1.72%) Hyper-V
5 27 (1.36%) vSphere
5 27 (1.36%) NLBS
6 15 (0.76%) Xen
7 12 (0.61%) VMware ESX
8 10 (0.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 9 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
10 8 (0.40%) XenDesktop
11 6 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.20%) XenServer
12 4 (0.20%) Terminal Server
12 4 (0.20%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.20%) VMware Server
13 3 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 2 (0.10%) PowerHA
14 2 (0.10%) KVM
14 2 (0.10%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 105 (5.30%) SCCM
2 43 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
3 30 (1.51%) WSUS
4 14 (0.71%) Backup Exec
4 14 (0.71%) AirWatch
5 13 (0.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 12 (0.61%) WMI
7 11 (0.55%) Casper Suite
8 10 (0.50%) NetBackup
9 9 (0.45%) DameWare
10 6 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 5 (0.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 4 (0.20%) Control-M
12 4 (0.20%) Tivoli
12 4 (0.20%) BladeLogic
13 3 (0.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 3 (0.15%) CA Single Sign-On
13 3 (0.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 3 (0.15%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 1124 (56.71%) Microsoft
2 217 (10.95%) Citrix
3 128 (6.46%) VMware
4 114 (5.75%) Cisco
5 96 (4.84%) Oracle
6 88 (4.44%) Apple
7 75 (3.78%) HP
8 64 (3.23%) SAP
9 55 (2.77%) Adobe
10 49 (2.47%) IBM
11 46 (2.32%) Bloomberg
12 43 (2.17%) CheckPoint
13 40 (2.02%) Remedy
14 38 (1.92%) Symantec
14 38 (1.92%) Lotus
15 34 (1.72%) Dell
16 33 (1.66%) Reuters
17 32 (1.61%) Google
18 19 (0.96%) LANDesk
19 18 (0.91%) Mitel
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