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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 54 47 43
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -4
Contract jobs citing MS Office 798 883 931
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 3.77% 4.16% 4.23%
As % of the Applications category 35.11% 39.53% 35.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 481 555 516
Average daily rate £300 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £135 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £267 £230
% change year-on-year
+7.97% +15.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 69 122
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.59 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £31.50 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -8.77%
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
2273 2234 2592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 10.73% 10.53% 11.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1500 1472 1640
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £174 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 111 160
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £32.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -3.33%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -5 124 £319 +6.25% 50
Uxbridge +7 10 £180 -20.00% 1
Kingston Upon Thames -1 7 £165 -6.64%
Croydon -17 7 £309 +17.61% 1
Docklands, London +10 5 £345 +130.00%
Bromley -2 4 £165 -22.89% 1
Canary Wharf -9 4 £338 -20.58% 1
Erith - 4 - -
Westminster - 3 £525 -
New Malden -5 2 £300 - 1
Romford - 2 £124 -
Wembley - 2 £155 -
Ilford - 2 - -
Brentford +7 1 £400 -11.11% 1
Feltham -1 1 £138 -50.89%
Wimbledon -2 1 £130 -69.41%
Ealing -5 1 - -
Hayes - 1 - -
Southall - 1 - -
Edgware - 1 £415 - 1
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 989 (61.62%) Microsoft
2 734 (45.73%) MS Excel
3 693 (43.18%) Windows
4 507 (31.59%) Finance
5 471 (29.35%) Active Directory
6 443 (27.60%) Windows 7
7 326 (20.31%) ITIL
8 266 (16.57%) Project Management
9 237 (14.77%) MS PowerPoint
10 215 (13.40%) MS Visio
11 211 (13.15%) SQL
12 210 (13.08%) SharePoint
13 201 (12.52%) Banking
14 188 (11.71%) Citrix
15 169 (10.53%) Degree
16 162 (10.09%) Analytical Skills
17 146 (9.10%) Blackberry
17 146 (9.10%) Agile Software Development
18 145 (9.03%) MS Exchange
19 141 (8.79%) Windows Server
20 140 (8.72%) MS Project
21 139 (8.66%) Windows Server 2008
21 139 (8.66%) Windows 8
22 136 (8.47%) PRINCE2
23 128 (7.98%) Legal
24 127 (7.91%) Office 365
25 124 (7.73%) Windows XP
26 120 (7.48%) SQL Server
27 111 (6.92%) VPN
28 108 (6.73%) Change Management

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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
1 210 (13.08%) SharePoint
2 145 (9.03%) MS Exchange
3 67 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 62 (3.86%) IBM Notes
5 54 (3.36%) Skype for Business
6 51 (3.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 30 (1.87%) SharePoint 2013
8 29 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2007
9 23 (1.43%) CMS
10 22 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
11 21 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2013
12 17 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2003
13 16 (1.00%) Confluence
14 15 (0.93%) IIS
15 13 (0.81%) SAS
16 7 (0.44%) MS Project Server
16 7 (0.44%) WordPress
17 6 (0.37%) Drupal
17 6 (0.37%) LiveLink
17 6 (0.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 734 (45.73%) MS Excel
2 237 (14.77%) MS PowerPoint
3 215 (13.40%) MS Visio
4 140 (8.72%) MS Project
5 33 (2.06%) Photoshop
6 16 (1.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 15 (0.93%) Acrobat
7 15 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
8 14 (0.87%) Adobe Illustrator
9 12 (0.75%) InfoPath
10 11 (0.69%) Adobe Captivate
11 9 (0.56%) Adobe After Effects
12 5 (0.31%) SketchUp
13 4 (0.25%) Adobe Premiere
14 3 (0.19%) Fireworks
14 3 (0.19%) Open Workbench
14 3 (0.19%) SmartSuite
15 2 (0.12%) Adobe SpeedGrade
15 2 (0.12%) InDesign
16 1 (0.062%) Revit
Business Applications
1 20 (1.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 17 (1.06%) Remedy ITSM
3 14 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
4 12 (0.75%) SAP MM
5 8 (0.50%) Eikon
6 7 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.25%) FastStats
7 4 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.25%) RMDS
7 4 (0.25%) SAP FI
7 4 (0.25%) SAP Retail
8 3 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.19%) Primavera
8 3 (0.19%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.19%) VisionPLUS
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.12%) SAP PP
9 2 (0.12%) SAP SRM
9 2 (0.12%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 127 (7.91%) Office 365
2 32 (1.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (0.62%) SaaS
5 8 (0.50%) Google Analytics
5 8 (0.50%) Google Apps
6 5 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.31%) IaaS
6 5 (0.31%) MailChimp
6 5 (0.31%) Yammer
7 3 (0.19%) GitHub
7 3 (0.19%) OneDrive
7 3 (0.19%) PaaS
8 2 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 2 (0.12%) Pure360
9 1 (0.062%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.062%) Amazon Glacier
9 1 (0.062%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.062%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.062%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 111 (6.92%) VPN
2 96 (5.98%) LAN
3 93 (5.79%) TCP/IP
4 68 (4.24%) WAN
5 67 (4.17%) DNS
6 64 (3.99%) Internet
7 56 (3.49%) DHCP
8 55 (3.43%) Firewall
9 54 (3.36%) Wi-Fi
10 44 (2.74%) Intranet
11 35 (2.18%) VoIP
12 34 (2.12%) Wireless
13 25 (1.56%) SAN
14 24 (1.50%) WebEx
15 23 (1.43%) Skype
16 21 (1.31%) FTP
17 18 (1.12%) VLAN
18 13 (0.81%) LDAP
18 13 (0.81%) Network Security
19 11 (0.69%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (7.48%) SQL Server
2 39 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
3 31 (1.93%) SQL Server 2008
4 23 (1.43%) Relational Database
4 23 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
5 18 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
7 10 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
7 10 (0.62%) RDBMS
8 9 (0.56%) QlikView
8 9 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
9 8 (0.50%) Data Mining
9 8 (0.50%) GIS
9 8 (0.50%) MS Access
10 6 (0.37%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.31%) Crystal Reports
11 5 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (0.31%) SQL Server 2014
11 5 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 35 (2.18%) JIRA
2 23 (1.43%) Toad
3 14 (0.87%) Visual Studio
4 13 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (0.44%) Dreamweaver
6 6 (0.37%) Subversion
7 5 (0.31%) Axure RP
7 5 (0.31%) Eclipse
8 4 (0.25%) ClearCase
8 4 (0.25%) Cucumber
8 4 (0.25%) JIRA Agile
8 4 (0.25%) Selenium
8 4 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (0.25%) WebDriver
9 3 (0.19%) Sublime Text
10 2 (0.12%) Capybara
10 2 (0.12%) RSpec
10 2 (0.12%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.12%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.12%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 507 (31.59%) Finance
2 201 (12.52%) Banking
3 128 (7.98%) Legal
4 95 (5.92%) Law
5 54 (3.36%) Investment Banking
6 48 (2.99%) Retail
7 47 (2.93%) Marketing
8 39 (2.43%) Telecoms
9 37 (2.31%) Front Office
10 33 (2.06%) Advertising
11 24 (1.50%) French Language
12 21 (1.31%) Back Office
12 21 (1.31%) Publishing
13 16 (1.00%) Financial Institution
14 13 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
15 12 (0.75%) Manufacturing
16 8 (0.50%) Retail Banking
17 7 (0.44%) Billing
17 7 (0.44%) International Banking
17 7 (0.44%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 591 (36.82%) Analyst
2 171 (10.65%) Support Analyst
3 152 (9.47%) Desktop Support
4 145 (9.03%) Service Analyst
5 126 (7.85%) Service Desk Analyst
6 124 (7.73%) Business Analyst
6 124 (7.73%) Support Engineer
7 118 (7.35%) IT Support
8 114 (7.10%) Project Manager
9 113 (7.04%) 2nd Line Support
10 97 (6.04%) Developer
11 78 (4.86%) IT Analyst
12 67 (4.17%) 1st Line Support
13 59 (3.68%) Service Desk Support
14 57 (3.55%) 1st/2nd Line Support
14 57 (3.55%) Desktop Engineer
15 55 (3.43%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 53 (3.30%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
17 52 (3.24%) IT Support Analyst
18 49 (3.05%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (4.17%) .NET
2 53 (3.30%) HTML
3 47 (2.93%) XML
4 31 (1.93%) CSS
5 26 (1.62%) jQuery
6 25 (1.56%) ASP.NET
7 22 (1.37%) Web Services
8 14 (0.87%) HTML5
9 13 (0.81%) .NET Framework
10 7 (0.44%) WPF
10 7 (0.44%) XHTML
11 5 (0.31%) Ajax
11 5 (0.31%) AngularJS
11 5 (0.31%) COM
11 5 (0.31%) Dojo
11 5 (0.31%) J2EE
11 5 (0.31%) Middleware
11 5 (0.31%) XML Messaging
12 4 (0.25%) Gherkin
12 4 (0.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 162 (10.09%) Analytical Skills
2 146 (9.10%) Blackberry
3 78 (4.86%) Management Information System
4 44 (2.74%) Video Conferencing
5 40 (2.49%) iPad
6 36 (2.24%) PMI
7 32 (1.99%) NHS
7 32 (1.99%) User Experience
8 30 (1.87%) Data Centre
8 30 (1.87%) iPhone
9 28 (1.74%) e-Learning
10 22 (1.37%) Credit Risk
11 19 (1.18%) Computer Science
11 19 (1.18%) Market Risk
12 16 (1.00%) FMCG
12 16 (1.00%) Smartphone
13 14 (0.87%) Driving Licence
13 14 (0.87%) PDA
14 12 (0.75%) BYOD
14 12 (0.75%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 693 (43.18%) Windows
2 443 (27.60%) Windows 7
3 141 (8.79%) Windows Server
4 139 (8.66%) Windows 8
4 139 (8.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 124 (7.73%) Windows XP
6 91 (5.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 60 (3.74%) Apple iOS
8 55 (3.43%) Android
9 45 (2.80%) Linux
9 45 (2.80%) Windows Server 2012
10 33 (2.06%) Mac OS X
11 30 (1.87%) Unix
12 23 (1.43%) Windows 10
13 18 (1.12%) Windows Vista
14 15 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
15 14 (0.87%) Mac OS
16 8 (0.50%) Windows 2000
17 6 (0.37%) CentOS
17 6 (0.37%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 326 (20.31%) ITIL
2 266 (16.57%) Project Management
3 146 (9.10%) Agile Software Development
4 136 (8.47%) PRINCE2
5 108 (6.73%) Change Management
6 97 (6.04%) Stakeholder Management
7 95 (5.92%) Migration
8 84 (5.23%) Service Management
9 82 (5.11%) Business Analysis
10 67 (4.17%) Asset Management
10 67 (4.17%) Data Analysis
11 63 (3.93%) Business Intelligence
11 63 (3.93%) ITSM
12 60 (3.74%) User Acceptance Testing
13 54 (3.36%) CRM
14 53 (3.30%) Programme Management
15 50 (3.12%) Document Management
15 50 (3.12%) Service Delivery
16 45 (2.80%) Problem Management
17 42 (2.62%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 211 (13.15%) SQL
2 59 (3.68%) VBA
3 58 (3.61%) C#
4 45 (2.80%) Java
4 45 (2.80%) PowerShell
5 39 (2.43%) JavaScript
6 34 (2.12%) C
7 26 (1.62%) VBScript
8 19 (1.18%) VB
8 19 (1.18%) VB.NET
9 15 (0.93%) T-SQL
10 11 (0.69%) C++
11 9 (0.56%) Perl
12 8 (0.50%) Ruby
13 7 (0.44%) PHP
13 7 (0.44%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.31%) ActionScript
14 5 (0.31%) Python
15 2 (0.12%) RPG
16 1 (0.062%) XAML
Qualifications
1 169 (10.53%) Degree
2 91 (5.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 86 (5.36%) Security Cleared
4 48 (2.99%) MCSE
5 47 (2.93%) PMI Certification
6 46 (2.87%) ITIL Certification
7 42 (2.62%) SC Cleared
8 36 (2.24%) ISEB
9 33 (2.06%) MCP
10 27 (1.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 26 (1.62%) ISTQB
12 24 (1.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 22 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
14 21 (1.31%) A+ Certification
14 21 (1.31%) CTC Cleared
14 21 (1.31%) PMP
15 19 (1.18%) MCDST
16 18 (1.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 18 (1.12%) MCSA
17 17 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (4.80%) SLA
2 44 (2.74%) QA
3 33 (2.06%) Data Quality
4 14 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 10 (0.62%) MiFID
6 9 (0.56%) Basel II
7 8 (0.50%) CRD IV
7 8 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
7 8 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (0.50%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.44%) FATCA
9 5 (0.31%) P3O
10 4 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 3 (0.19%) Basel III
11 3 (0.19%) COBIT
11 3 (0.19%) ISO15022
11 3 (0.19%) ISO20022
11 3 (0.19%) Solvency II
11 3 (0.19%) WCAG
12 2 (0.12%) JSP 440
System Software
1 471 (29.35%) Active Directory
2 64 (3.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (2.31%) XenApp
4 20 (1.25%) Hyper-V
5 11 (0.69%) XenDesktop
6 10 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (0.50%) NFS
7 8 (0.50%) VMware ESX
7 8 (0.50%) vSphere
7 8 (0.50%) Xen
8 6 (0.37%) Terminal Server
9 5 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 5 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (0.25%) Samba
10 4 (0.25%) vCloud
10 4 (0.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 4 (0.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 3 (0.19%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.12%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.12%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 97 (6.04%) SCCM
2 41 (2.55%) HP Quality Center
3 19 (1.18%) Backup Exec
4 7 (0.44%) AirWatch
4 7 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
4 7 (0.44%) WSUS
5 6 (0.37%) Casper Suite
5 6 (0.37%) SCOM
6 5 (0.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 4 (0.25%) BladeLogic
7 4 (0.25%) EMC VPLEX
7 4 (0.25%) Open DACS
7 4 (0.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (0.25%) Thomson Reuters DACS
8 3 (0.19%) AppManager
8 3 (0.19%) BMC PATROL
8 3 (0.19%) Puppet
8 3 (0.19%) ServiceCenter
8 3 (0.19%) vMotion
9 2 (0.12%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 989 (61.62%) Microsoft
2 188 (11.71%) Citrix
3 93 (5.79%) HP
3 93 (5.79%) VMware
4 84 (5.23%) Cisco
5 82 (5.11%) Oracle
6 75 (4.67%) SAP
7 66 (4.11%) Bloomberg
8 63 (3.93%) Lotus
9 54 (3.36%) Reuters
10 53 (3.30%) Adobe
11 52 (3.24%) Apple
12 38 (2.37%) IBM
13 33 (2.06%) Google
13 33 (2.06%) iManage
13 33 (2.06%) Symantec
14 31 (1.93%) Remedy
15 30 (1.87%) LANDesk
16 23 (1.43%) Cognos
17 21 (1.31%) Dell
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