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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 39 45 43
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Office 1041 1042 921
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.52% 4.30% 4.30%
As % of the Applications category 39.99% 37.93% 35.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 670 614 518
Average daily rate
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£300 £286 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.89% -4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £135 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £198 £275
% change year-on-year
+33.64% -28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 102 112
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.75 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.44% -1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £11.89 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £23.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.87 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+0.93% +2.74%
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
2603 2747 2591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.29% 11.33% 12.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1784 1775 1628
Average daily rate £359 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 145 167
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +4 259 £300 +9.09% 77
Croydon +4 19 £394 +15.72% 2
Canary Wharf +19 16 £425 -39.28%
Kingston Upon Thames -5 11 £177 +3.97%
Uxbridge +5 10 £196 -23.03% 2
Docklands, London +21 9 £150 -69.07% 1
Feltham +7 9 £272 -9.33% 1
Hammersmith +5 4 £105 -44.00%
Bromley +1 2 £143 -61.38%
Ealing - 2 - - 1
Surbiton +5 1 £388 +93.75% 1
Paddington +3 1 - -
Chiswick 0 1 £150 -
Westminster -11 1 £175 -58.82%
Twickenham - 1 - -
Mayfair - - - -
Wembley - - - - 1
Worcester Park - - - -
Hillingdon - - - -
Hackney - - - -
Teddington - - - - 3
Enfield - - - - 1
Romford - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Southall - - - -
Stanmore - - - -
Carshalton - - - -
Chessington - - - - 2
Barnet - - - - 2
Beckenham - - - - 1
Bexley - - - -
Grays - - - -
Greenford - - - - 1
Harrow - - - - 4
Ilford - - - -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 1123 (53.84%) Microsoft
2 963 (46.16%) Windows
3 937 (44.92%) MS Excel
4 604 (28.95%) Windows 7
5 601 (28.81%) Active Directory
6 530 (25.41%) Finance
7 366 (17.55%) ITIL
8 363 (17.40%) Windows XP
9 304 (14.57%) Banking
10 288 (13.81%) Project Management
11 283 (13.57%) MS PowerPoint
12 274 (13.14%) Blackberry
13 273 (13.09%) SQL
14 263 (12.61%) MS Visio
15 241 (11.55%) MS Project
16 235 (11.27%) Citrix
17 222 (10.64%) MS Exchange
18 203 (9.73%) SharePoint
19 195 (9.35%) PRINCE2
20 191 (9.16%) Analytical Skills
21 181 (8.68%) Windows Server 2008
22 178 (8.53%) Degree
23 162 (7.77%) Legal
24 159 (7.62%) SQL Server
25 139 (6.66%) Migration
26 129 (6.18%) Windows Server 2003
27 128 (6.14%) VMware
28 127 (6.09%) Law
28 127 (6.09%) Investment Banking
29 120 (5.75%) Agile Software Development

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 222 (10.64%) MS Exchange
2 203 (9.73%) SharePoint
3 90 (4.31%) Exchange Server 2010
4 89 (4.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 84 (4.03%) IBM Notes
6 46 (2.21%) Lync
7 41 (1.97%) WorkSite
8 40 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
9 32 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2003
10 30 (1.44%) SharePoint 2010
11 25 (1.20%) IIS
12 16 (0.77%) CMS
12 16 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
13 15 (0.72%) Tomcat
14 14 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
15 13 (0.62%) SAS
15 13 (0.62%) WebLogic
16 11 (0.53%) Confluence
17 10 (0.48%) Office Communications Server
17 10 (0.48%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 937 (44.92%) MS Excel
2 283 (13.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 263 (12.61%) MS Visio
4 241 (11.55%) MS Project
5 29 (1.39%) Photoshop
6 21 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
7 18 (0.86%) Acrobat
8 17 (0.81%) Adobe Illustrator
9 13 (0.62%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 10 (0.48%) AutoCAD
10 10 (0.48%) Adobe Captivate
11 9 (0.43%) InDesign
12 8 (0.38%) InfoPath
13 6 (0.29%) Final Cut Pro
14 4 (0.19%) PowerPivot
15 3 (0.14%) FastStats
15 3 (0.14%) FrameMaker
16 2 (0.096%) Maya
16 2 (0.096%) Adobe Premiere
16 2 (0.096%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 22 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
2 15 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
3 12 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
4 10 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
5 8 (0.38%) Markit EDM
6 6 (0.29%) assyst
6 6 (0.29%) SAP GRC
7 5 (0.24%) IntelliMatch
7 5 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (0.24%) Misys Midas
8 4 (0.19%) Cognos TM1
8 4 (0.19%) Eikon
8 4 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
9 3 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
9 3 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
10 2 (0.096%) Maximo
10 2 (0.096%) Agresso
10 2 (0.096%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 38 (1.82%) Office 365
2 16 (0.77%) Google Apps
3 11 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.34%) IaaS
4 7 (0.34%) PaaS
5 6 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (0.24%) SaaS
7 3 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.14%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.096%) Taleo
9 1 (0.048%) Trello
9 1 (0.048%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 116 (5.56%) TCP/IP
2 102 (4.89%) VPN
3 99 (4.75%) LAN
4 93 (4.46%) WAN
5 91 (4.36%) DNS
6 82 (3.93%) Firewall
7 78 (3.74%) Internet
8 70 (3.36%) DHCP
9 50 (2.40%) Wireless
10 40 (1.92%) SAN
11 36 (1.73%) Wi-Fi
12 31 (1.49%) FTP
13 30 (1.44%) MPLS
14 29 (1.39%) Intranet
15 27 (1.29%) VoIP
16 26 (1.25%) HTTP
17 17 (0.81%) Network Security
17 17 (0.81%) VLAN
17 17 (0.81%) BIG-IP
18 14 (0.67%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (7.62%) SQL Server
2 49 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 47 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 41 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 41 (1.97%) Relational Database
5 34 (1.63%) MS Access
6 18 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
6 18 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
7 17 (0.81%) Crystal Reports
8 16 (0.77%) Oracle Database
9 15 (0.72%) QlikView
10 13 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
11 11 (0.53%) MySQL
12 9 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
13 7 (0.34%) Data Mining
14 6 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 5 (0.24%) RDBMS
15 5 (0.24%) SQL Server 2000
15 5 (0.24%) SAP BW
16 4 (0.19%) DB2
Development Applications
1 43 (2.06%) JIRA
2 35 (1.68%) Visual Studio
2 35 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (0.86%) Dreamweaver
4 13 (0.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 10 (0.48%) TestDirector
6 9 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 9 (0.43%) Subversion
7 8 (0.38%) QuickTest Pro
8 7 (0.34%) RequisitePro
9 6 (0.29%) MSI
9 6 (0.29%) JUnit
9 6 (0.29%) Rational Robot
9 6 (0.29%) Maven
9 6 (0.29%) Rational Functional Tester
9 6 (0.29%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 6 (0.29%) SoapUI
10 4 (0.19%) Serena SBM
10 4 (0.19%) Ant
10 4 (0.19%) Toad
General
1 530 (25.41%) Finance
2 304 (14.57%) Banking
3 162 (7.77%) Legal
4 127 (6.09%) Law
4 127 (6.09%) Investment Banking
5 96 (4.60%) Retail
6 57 (2.73%) Telecoms
7 52 (2.49%) Back Office
8 48 (2.30%) Marketing
9 37 (1.77%) Publishing
10 35 (1.68%) Financial Institution
11 33 (1.58%) Front Office
12 26 (1.25%) Retail Banking
13 23 (1.10%) French Language
14 15 (0.72%) Manufacturing
14 15 (0.72%) Advertising
15 14 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
16 11 (0.53%) Billing
17 8 (0.38%) Spanish Language
18 6 (0.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 699 (33.51%) Analyst
2 233 (11.17%) Support Analyst
3 194 (9.30%) Desktop Support
4 190 (9.11%) Support Engineer
5 182 (8.72%) Service Analyst
6 169 (8.10%) Service Desk Analyst
7 140 (6.71%) 2nd Line Support
8 127 (6.09%) Project Manager
9 121 (5.80%) Developer
10 112 (5.37%) Business Analyst
11 100 (4.79%) Desktop Engineer
12 81 (3.88%) 1st Line Support
13 75 (3.60%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 68 (3.26%) Desktop Analyst
15 65 (3.12%) IT Support
16 62 (2.97%) Help Desk Analyst
17 58 (2.78%) Desktop Support Analyst
18 54 (2.59%) Administrator
19 49 (2.35%) Coordinator
20 45 (2.16%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (4.12%) .NET
2 74 (3.55%) HTML
3 49 (2.35%) XML
4 33 (1.58%) CSS
5 25 (1.20%) jQuery
5 25 (1.20%) Web Services
6 20 (0.96%) ASP.NET
7 19 (0.91%) .NET Framework
8 18 (0.86%) JSON
9 17 (0.81%) REST
10 14 (0.67%) Oracle Fusion
11 12 (0.58%) SOAP
12 11 (0.53%) Application Packaging
13 9 (0.43%) WCF
13 9 (0.43%) Silverlight
13 9 (0.43%) Ajax
13 9 (0.43%) XSLT
14 8 (0.38%) WinForms
14 8 (0.38%) J2EE
15 7 (0.34%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 274 (13.14%) Blackberry
2 191 (9.16%) Analytical Skills
3 74 (3.55%) Management Information System
4 46 (2.21%) iPhone
5 43 (2.06%) Computer Science
6 40 (1.92%) iPad
6 40 (1.92%) Fat Client
6 40 (1.92%) Thin Client
7 29 (1.39%) Handset
8 28 (1.34%) NHS
9 27 (1.29%) Video Conferencing
10 26 (1.25%) Mobile App
11 25 (1.20%) Smartphone
12 24 (1.15%) PKI
13 21 (1.01%) PMI
14 20 (0.96%) FMCG
14 20 (0.96%) User Experience
15 18 (0.86%) Client/Server
15 18 (0.86%) Derivative
15 18 (0.86%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 963 (46.16%) Windows
2 604 (28.95%) Windows 7
3 363 (17.40%) Windows XP
4 181 (8.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 129 (6.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 94 (4.51%) Windows 8
7 69 (3.31%) Android
8 62 (2.97%) Apple iOS
9 52 (2.49%) UNIX
10 43 (2.06%) Windows Vista
11 40 (1.92%) Linux
12 39 (1.87%) Mac OS
13 38 (1.82%) Mac OS X
14 37 (1.77%) Windows Server 2012
15 13 (0.62%) Windows 2000
15 13 (0.62%) AIX
16 8 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
17 7 (0.34%) Solaris
18 5 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 5 (0.24%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 366 (17.55%) ITIL
2 288 (13.81%) Project Management
3 195 (9.35%) PRINCE2
4 139 (6.66%) Migration
5 120 (5.75%) Agile Software Development
6 105 (5.03%) Stakeholder Management
7 100 (4.79%) Service Management
7 100 (4.79%) Change Management
8 87 (4.17%) Service Delivery
8 87 (4.17%) Document Management
9 74 (3.55%) Business Analysis
10 68 (3.26%) Risk Management
11 67 (3.21%) User Acceptance Testing
12 64 (3.07%) Data Analysis
13 58 (2.78%) Change Control
14 57 (2.73%) Project Planning
15 54 (2.59%) CRM
16 52 (2.49%) Asset Management
17 51 (2.44%) Workflow
18 49 (2.35%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 273 (13.09%) SQL
2 88 (4.22%) Java
3 85 (4.07%) VBA
4 61 (2.92%) C#
5 56 (2.68%) T-SQL
6 41 (1.97%) JavaScript
7 39 (1.87%) PowerShell
8 30 (1.44%) VB.NET
9 23 (1.10%) Shell Script
9 23 (1.10%) VBScript
10 21 (1.01%) C
11 20 (0.96%) Perl
12 16 (0.77%) PL/SQL
13 15 (0.72%) Bash Shell
14 14 (0.67%) Python
15 11 (0.53%) VB
16 9 (0.43%) C++
17 7 (0.34%) Korn
18 6 (0.29%) PHP
19 3 (0.14%) R
Qualifications
1 178 (8.53%) Degree
2 101 (4.84%) Security Cleared
3 99 (4.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 69 (3.31%) SC Cleared
5 49 (2.35%) MCP
6 44 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
7 38 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 38 (1.82%) PMI Certification
8 37 (1.77%) ISEB
9 36 (1.73%) MCSE
10 33 (1.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 31 (1.49%) MOS
12 28 (1.34%) A+ Certification
13 23 (1.10%) PMP
14 22 (1.05%) MCDST
15 21 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 19 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
17 18 (0.86%) MCSA
18 16 (0.77%) CISSP
18 16 (0.77%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (4.60%) SLA
2 63 (3.02%) QA
3 13 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 12 (0.58%) COBIT
5 9 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.38%) ISO 9001
7 7 (0.34%) Basel III
8 6 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
9 5 (0.24%) Data Quality
10 4 (0.19%) Solvency II
10 4 (0.19%) EMIR
10 4 (0.19%) P3O
11 3 (0.14%) PCI DSS
11 3 (0.14%) BS7666
11 3 (0.14%) Basel II
12 2 (0.096%) SNOMED CT
12 2 (0.096%) HL7
12 2 (0.096%) FATCA
13 1 (0.048%) COREP
13 1 (0.048%) CRD IV
System Software
1 601 (28.81%) Active Directory
2 93 (4.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (1.97%) XenApp
4 31 (1.49%) Hyper-V
5 23 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
6 18 (0.86%) XenDesktop
7 17 (0.81%) vSphere
7 17 (0.81%) Xen
7 17 (0.81%) Terminal Server
8 13 (0.62%) NLBS
9 11 (0.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 11 (0.53%) VMware ESX
10 8 (0.38%) Terminal Services
11 6 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (0.19%) Firmware
12 4 (0.19%) MetaFrame
12 4 (0.19%) VMware Server
13 3 (0.14%) Docker
13 3 (0.14%) Postfix
13 3 (0.14%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 116 (5.56%) SCCM
2 39 (1.87%) HP Quality Center
3 28 (1.34%) WSUS
4 16 (0.77%) SCOM
5 14 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
6 11 (0.53%) Casper Suite
7 10 (0.48%) SCVMM
8 9 (0.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 9 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
8 9 (0.43%) Backup Exec
9 8 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 7 (0.34%) DameWare
11 6 (0.29%) NetBackup
11 6 (0.29%) SCDPM
12 5 (0.24%) CiscoWorks
12 5 (0.24%) Control-M
13 4 (0.19%) ZENworks
14 3 (0.14%) Salt
14 3 (0.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 3 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1123 (53.84%) Microsoft
2 235 (11.27%) Citrix
3 128 (6.14%) VMware
4 109 (5.23%) Oracle
5 105 (5.03%) Cisco
6 88 (4.22%) Lotus
7 83 (3.98%) Apple
8 70 (3.36%) HP
9 66 (3.16%) Bloomberg
10 56 (2.68%) Reuters
11 48 (2.30%) Symantec
12 47 (2.25%) SAP
13 45 (2.16%) Adobe
14 42 (2.01%) Remedy
15 37 (1.77%) Google
16 36 (1.73%) IBM
17 32 (1.53%) Interwoven
18 31 (1.49%) Dell
19 30 (1.44%) McAfee
20 26 (1.25%) CheckPoint
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