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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 40 44 41
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Contract jobs citing MS Office 1040 993 1041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.45% 4.27% 4.44%
As % of the Applications category 37.22% 36.19% 35.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 681 579 611
Average daily rate
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£300 £280 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £135 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £253 £275
% change year-on-year
+14.85% -8.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 145 104
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.80 £22.50 £25.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.70 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-2.14% -
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
2794 2744 2929
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.95% 11.80% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1823 1758 1877
Average daily rate £375 £373 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.67% -5.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 187 162
Average hourly rate £17.15 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.18% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.00 £30.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-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 1 July 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 1 July 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 1 July 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 -10 243 £325 +27.45% 70
Croydon -9 11 £500 +146.91% 5
Docklands, London +1 10 £480 +6.66% 1
Uxbridge +1 7 £139 -74.77% 1
Bromley 0 5 £245 -9.25% 2
Canary Wharf -12 5 £225 +32.35%
Kingston Upon Thames - 4 £174 - 1
Brentford 0 3 £325 -5.45%
Feltham -3 3 £391 -
Twickenham - 3 £300 -
Woodford Green - 3 £145 -
Westminster +1 2 - -
Ilford -5 2 £221 -
Welling - 2 £110 -
Hayes - 2 £425 - 1
Hounslow - 2 £240 -
Southall - 2 - -
Enfield - 2 - -
Hackney - 2 £425 -
Wimbledon -1 1 - -
Wembley -4 1 £95 - 1
Ealing - 1 £110 - 3
Southwark - 1 - -
Greenwich - 1 - - 1
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 1091 (55.95%) Microsoft
2 872 (44.72%) MS Excel
3 698 (35.79%) Windows
4 532 (27.28%) Finance
5 485 (24.87%) Active Directory
6 437 (22.41%) Windows 7
7 339 (17.38%) ITIL
8 306 (15.69%) MS PowerPoint
9 298 (15.28%) Project Management
10 279 (14.31%) MS Project
11 255 (13.08%) SharePoint
12 250 (12.82%) MS Visio
12 250 (12.82%) Banking
13 222 (11.38%) PRINCE2
14 209 (10.72%) SQL
15 198 (10.15%) Analytical Skills
16 195 (10.00%) MS Exchange
17 187 (9.59%) Citrix
18 182 (9.33%) Degree
19 178 (9.13%) Windows XP
20 163 (8.36%) Blackberry
21 149 (7.64%) Agile Software Development
22 129 (6.62%) SQL Server
23 126 (6.46%) Change Management
23 126 (6.46%) Windows Server 2008
23 126 (6.46%) Office 365
24 119 (6.10%) Migration
25 118 (6.05%) Cisco
26 113 (5.79%) VMware
27 112 (5.74%) LAN

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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
1 255 (13.08%) SharePoint
2 195 (10.00%) MS Exchange
3 86 (4.41%) Lync
4 71 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2010
5 51 (2.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 35 (1.79%) IBM Notes
7 29 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
8 28 (1.44%) WorkSite
8 28 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2007
9 27 (1.38%) CMS
9 27 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
10 21 (1.08%) IIS
11 16 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
12 15 (0.77%) MS Project Server
13 12 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
13 12 (0.62%) SAS
14 9 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
14 9 (0.46%) Confluence
15 8 (0.41%) Office Communications Server
15 8 (0.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 872 (44.72%) MS Excel
2 306 (15.69%) MS PowerPoint
3 279 (14.31%) MS Project
4 250 (12.82%) MS Visio
5 37 (1.90%) Spreadsheet
6 20 (1.03%) Photoshop
7 16 (0.82%) Acrobat
8 14 (0.72%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 12 (0.62%) Adobe Captivate
9 12 (0.62%) Adobe Illustrator
10 7 (0.36%) PowerPivot
11 6 (0.31%) InDesign
11 6 (0.31%) InfoPath
12 4 (0.21%) SPSS
13 3 (0.15%) AutoCAD
14 2 (0.10%) Open Workbench
14 2 (0.10%) RoboHelp
14 2 (0.10%) Shockwave
15 1 (0.051%) Quicktime
15 1 (0.051%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 16 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
2 12 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.31%) Cognos TM1
6 5 (0.26%) Agresso
6 5 (0.26%) SAP SD
6 5 (0.26%) SAP APO
6 5 (0.26%) Eikon
6 5 (0.26%) IntelliMatch
7 4 (0.21%) Markit EDM
7 4 (0.21%) Primavera
7 4 (0.21%) Misys Midas
7 4 (0.21%) Kondor+
7 4 (0.21%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.15%) Temenos T24
8 3 (0.15%) assyst
8 3 (0.15%) HFM
8 3 (0.15%) Maximo
9 2 (0.10%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 126 (6.46%) Office 365
2 22 (1.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (0.82%) Google Apps
4 11 (0.56%) PaaS
5 10 (0.51%) SaaS
5 10 (0.51%) IaaS
6 7 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (0.36%) Google Analytics
7 5 (0.26%) Yammer
8 4 (0.21%) Google Drive
9 2 (0.10%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.10%) Responsys
9 2 (0.10%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.051%) Taleo
10 1 (0.051%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.051%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.051%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 112 (5.74%) LAN
2 95 (4.87%) VPN
3 79 (4.05%) WAN
4 77 (3.95%) TCP/IP
5 62 (3.18%) DNS
6 54 (2.77%) Internet
7 53 (2.72%) DHCP
8 52 (2.67%) Firewall
9 45 (2.31%) SAN
10 36 (1.85%) VoIP
11 30 (1.54%) MPLS
12 29 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
12 29 (1.49%) Wireless
13 28 (1.44%) Intranet
14 23 (1.18%) VLAN
15 21 (1.08%) NAS
16 20 (1.03%) Network Security
16 20 (1.03%) LDAP
17 19 (0.97%) DSL
17 19 (0.97%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (6.62%) SQL Server
2 43 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
3 34 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 33 (1.69%) Relational Database
5 28 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 24 (1.23%) MS Access
7 21 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
8 18 (0.92%) QlikView
9 17 (0.87%) Crystal Reports
9 17 (0.87%) RDBMS
10 15 (0.77%) Oracle Database
11 13 (0.67%) MySQL
11 13 (0.67%) Data Mining
12 12 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
13 11 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
13 11 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 9 (0.46%) Big Data
14 9 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
15 8 (0.41%) SAP BW
16 7 (0.36%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 42 (2.15%) JIRA
2 24 (1.23%) Visual Studio
3 16 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (0.51%) Selenium
5 9 (0.46%) Subversion
6 8 (0.41%) TeamCity
6 8 (0.41%) WebDriver
6 8 (0.41%) JUnit
7 7 (0.36%) HP UFT
7 7 (0.36%) ClearQuest
7 7 (0.36%) Cucumber
7 7 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 5 (0.26%) Rational Functional Tester
8 5 (0.26%) SoapUI
8 5 (0.26%) RequisitePro
8 5 (0.26%) Rational Robot
8 5 (0.26%) MSI
8 5 (0.26%) Eclipse
9 4 (0.21%) Toad
9 4 (0.21%) Maven
General
1 532 (27.28%) Finance
2 250 (12.82%) Banking
3 107 (5.49%) Legal
4 103 (5.28%) Investment Banking
5 82 (4.21%) Law
6 74 (3.79%) Retail
7 38 (1.95%) Telecoms
8 33 (1.69%) Marketing
9 26 (1.33%) Advertising
9 26 (1.33%) Back Office
10 23 (1.18%) Billing
11 22 (1.13%) Publishing
11 22 (1.13%) Financial Institution
12 18 (0.92%) French Language
13 16 (0.82%) Local Government
14 15 (0.77%) Retail Banking
15 14 (0.72%) Front Office
16 12 (0.62%) Multimedia
17 11 (0.56%) Corporate Banking
18 10 (0.51%) German Language
Job Titles
1 586 (30.05%) Analyst
2 167 (8.56%) Desktop Support
2 167 (8.56%) Support Engineer
3 147 (7.54%) Service Analyst
4 145 (7.44%) Support Analyst
4 145 (7.44%) Project Manager
5 141 (7.23%) Service Desk Analyst
6 114 (5.85%) Business Analyst
7 102 (5.23%) Desktop Engineer
8 101 (5.18%) 2nd Line Support
9 80 (4.10%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 76 (3.90%) Developer
11 61 (3.13%) Coordinator
11 61 (3.13%) 1st Line Support
12 59 (3.03%) Consultant
13 56 (2.87%) IT Support
14 51 (2.62%) Administrator
15 44 (2.26%) PMO Analyst
16 41 (2.10%) Trainer
17 40 (2.05%) Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (4.92%) .NET
2 47 (2.41%) HTML
3 41 (2.10%) XML
4 31 (1.59%) Web Services
5 23 (1.18%) CSS
6 16 (0.82%) ASP.NET
6 16 (0.82%) Application Packaging
7 11 (0.56%) .NET Framework
8 10 (0.51%) WPF
8 10 (0.51%) HTML5
8 10 (0.51%) SOAP
9 9 (0.46%) COM
10 8 (0.41%) Oracle Fusion
10 8 (0.41%) REST
10 8 (0.41%) jQuery
10 8 (0.41%) JSON
11 7 (0.36%) RESTful
11 7 (0.36%) Flash
12 6 (0.31%) XMPP
12 6 (0.31%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 198 (10.15%) Analytical Skills
2 163 (8.36%) Blackberry
3 83 (4.26%) Management Information System
4 52 (2.67%) iPhone
5 48 (2.46%) Computer Science
6 44 (2.26%) NHS
7 42 (2.15%) Data Centre
8 40 (2.05%) Video Conferencing
9 36 (1.85%) iPad
10 30 (1.54%) E-Learning
11 28 (1.44%) PMI
12 23 (1.18%) Thin Client
12 23 (1.18%) Fat Client
13 21 (1.08%) User Experience
14 15 (0.77%) Market Risk
14 15 (0.77%) Derivative
14 15 (0.77%) Fixed Income
15 14 (0.72%) Client/Server
15 14 (0.72%) Handset
16 13 (0.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 698 (35.79%) Windows
2 437 (22.41%) Windows 7
3 178 (9.13%) Windows XP
4 126 (6.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 90 (4.62%) Windows 8
5 90 (4.62%) Android
6 83 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 66 (3.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 63 (3.23%) Linux
9 53 (2.72%) UNIX
10 52 (2.67%) Apple iOS
11 44 (2.26%) Mac OS X
12 21 (1.08%) Mac OS
13 12 (0.62%) Windows Vista
13 12 (0.62%) AIX
14 10 (0.51%) Solaris
15 8 (0.41%) FreeBSD
16 7 (0.36%) Debian
16 7 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 5 (0.26%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 339 (17.38%) ITIL
2 298 (15.28%) Project Management
3 222 (11.38%) PRINCE2
4 149 (7.64%) Agile Software Development
5 126 (6.46%) Change Management
6 119 (6.10%) Migration
7 109 (5.59%) Stakeholder Management
8 85 (4.36%) User Acceptance Testing
9 84 (4.31%) Business Analysis
10 82 (4.21%) Service Management
11 78 (4.00%) Service Delivery
12 68 (3.49%) Risk Management
12 68 (3.49%) Data Analysis
13 67 (3.44%) CRM
14 63 (3.23%) Document Management
15 58 (2.97%) Time Management
16 57 (2.92%) Project Planning
16 57 (2.92%) Business Intelligence
17 56 (2.87%) Programme Management
18 53 (2.72%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 209 (10.72%) SQL
2 73 (3.74%) Java
3 57 (2.92%) VBA
4 43 (2.21%) C#
5 26 (1.33%) JavaScript
6 25 (1.28%) T-SQL
6 25 (1.28%) VB
7 22 (1.13%) PowerShell
8 20 (1.03%) VBScript
9 18 (0.92%) C++
10 16 (0.82%) C
10 16 (0.82%) VB.NET
10 16 (0.82%) PL/SQL
11 12 (0.62%) Shell Script
11 12 (0.62%) PHP
12 11 (0.56%) Perl
13 9 (0.46%) Python
14 8 (0.41%) R
15 6 (0.31%) AWK
15 6 (0.31%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 182 (9.33%) Degree
2 95 (4.87%) Security Cleared
3 94 (4.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 65 (3.33%) PMI Certification
5 62 (3.18%) MCSE
6 50 (2.56%) SC Cleared
7 41 (2.10%) PMP
8 35 (1.79%) MCSA
9 32 (1.64%) ISEB
10 30 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 29 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
12 28 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
13 26 (1.33%) MCP
14 25 (1.28%) CCNA
15 23 (1.18%) MOS
16 20 (1.03%) DV Cleared
17 18 (0.92%) ISTQB
18 17 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 15 (0.77%) MCITP
20 14 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (4.82%) SLA
2 59 (3.03%) QA
3 8 (0.41%) COBIT
4 7 (0.36%) Dodd-Frank
5 6 (0.31%) P3O
5 6 (0.31%) Solvency II
5 6 (0.31%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.26%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.15%) MiFID
7 3 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.10%) Basel II
8 2 (0.10%) Basel III
8 2 (0.10%) EMIR
8 2 (0.10%) CRD IV
9 1 (0.051%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.051%) FATCA
9 1 (0.051%) GAAP
9 1 (0.051%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 485 (24.87%) Active Directory
2 71 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (1.85%) XenApp
4 30 (1.54%) Hyper-V
5 28 (1.44%) vSphere
6 19 (0.97%) NLBS
7 10 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
7 10 (0.51%) Xen
8 8 (0.41%) VMware ESX
9 7 (0.36%) Terminal Server
9 7 (0.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 7 (0.36%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.26%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.15%) VMware Server
11 3 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 2 (0.10%) PowerHA
12 2 (0.10%) KVM
12 2 (0.10%) RHEV
12 2 (0.10%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 99 (5.08%) SCCM
2 37 (1.90%) HP Quality Center
3 22 (1.13%) WSUS
4 13 (0.67%) Backup Exec
4 13 (0.67%) WMI
4 13 (0.67%) Casper Suite
5 10 (0.51%) AirWatch
6 9 (0.46%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 8 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 7 (0.36%) DameWare
8 7 (0.36%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.21%) BladeLogic
9 4 (0.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 4 (0.21%) SCOM
10 3 (0.15%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 3 (0.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 2 (0.10%) MOM
11 2 (0.10%) Tivoli
11 2 (0.10%) Control-M
Vendors
1 1091 (55.95%) Microsoft
2 187 (9.59%) Citrix
3 118 (6.05%) Cisco
4 113 (5.79%) VMware
5 99 (5.08%) Apple
6 92 (4.72%) Oracle
7 70 (3.59%) HP
8 66 (3.38%) SAP
9 56 (2.87%) Adobe
10 53 (2.72%) IBM
11 41 (2.10%) Remedy
12 35 (1.79%) Lotus
13 32 (1.64%) Google
14 31 (1.59%) Bloomberg
15 30 (1.54%) CheckPoint
16 29 (1.49%) Dell
17 28 (1.44%) Symantec
18 26 (1.33%) Reuters
19 20 (1.03%) Business Objects
20 19 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
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