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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 39 42 43
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs citing MS Office 977 982 915
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.41% 4.34% 4.16%
As % of the Applications category 37.97% 36.77% 33.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 625 570 501
Average daily rate
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£300 £290 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £140 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £225 £275
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 133 98
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £9.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.60 £22.40 £23.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.21 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-4.99% +1.50%
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
2573 2671 2700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.61% 11.80% 12.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1660 1724 1704
Average daily rate £375 £375 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £305
% change year-on-year
+7.43% -0.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 179 155
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.00 £34.27
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-7.93% +1.61%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -8 216 £338 +17.39% 83
Croydon -9 14 £460 +104.44% 1
Uxbridge +4 13 £250 -54.54% 2
Canary Wharf - 7 £388 -
Docklands, London -2 5 £400 -6.15%
Bromley 0 4 £245 -1.01%
Kingston Upon Thames - 4 £174 - 2
Brentford -4 3 £325 +4.00%
Westminster +4 2 - -
Hackney - 2 £425 -
Enfield - 2 - - 1
Welling - 2 £110 -
Barnet 0 1 - -
Wembley -3 1 £95 -
Feltham -7 1 - - 1
Hayes - 1 £425 -
Hounslow - 1 - -
Beckenham - 1 £325 -
Woodford Green - 1 £113 -
Southall - 1 - -
Stanmore - 1 £400 - 2
Twickenham - 1 - -
Southwark - 1 - -
Ealing - 1 £110 -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 984 (53.45%) Microsoft
2 815 (44.27%) MS Excel
3 677 (36.77%) Windows
4 495 (26.89%) Finance
5 446 (24.23%) Active Directory
6 417 (22.65%) Windows 7
7 340 (18.47%) ITIL
8 294 (15.97%) Project Management
9 280 (15.21%) MS PowerPoint
10 266 (14.45%) MS Project
11 261 (14.18%) Banking
12 219 (11.90%) SharePoint
13 213 (11.57%) MS Visio
14 212 (11.52%) PRINCE2
15 210 (11.41%) SQL
16 190 (10.32%) Degree
17 189 (10.27%) Windows XP
18 182 (9.89%) MS Exchange
19 176 (9.56%) Citrix
20 172 (9.34%) Analytical Skills
21 171 (9.29%) Blackberry
22 130 (7.06%) Agile Software Development
23 118 (6.41%) Windows Server 2008
24 117 (6.36%) SQL Server
25 113 (6.14%) Apple
26 111 (6.03%) Migration
27 110 (5.98%) Stakeholder Management
28 104 (5.65%) Service Delivery
29 103 (5.59%) Cisco
30 102 (5.54%) .NET

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 219 (11.90%) SharePoint
2 182 (9.89%) MS Exchange
3 77 (4.18%) Lync
4 62 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 55 (2.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 42 (2.28%) IBM Notes
7 31 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2007
8 27 (1.47%) WorkSite
9 26 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
10 24 (1.30%) CMS
11 22 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
12 20 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
13 19 (1.03%) IIS
14 16 (0.87%) MS Project Server
14 16 (0.87%) SAS
15 11 (0.60%) Confluence
15 11 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
16 9 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
17 8 (0.43%) Office Communications Server
18 6 (0.33%) Apache
Applications
1 815 (44.27%) MS Excel
2 280 (15.21%) MS PowerPoint
3 266 (14.45%) MS Project
4 213 (11.57%) MS Visio
5 26 (1.41%) Spreadsheet
6 23 (1.25%) Photoshop
7 20 (1.09%) Acrobat
8 15 (0.81%) Adobe Illustrator
9 14 (0.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 9 (0.49%) InfoPath
11 8 (0.43%) Adobe Captivate
11 8 (0.43%) PowerPivot
12 6 (0.33%) InDesign
13 4 (0.22%) SPSS
14 3 (0.16%) Final Cut Pro
14 3 (0.16%) AutoCAD
15 2 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
15 2 (0.11%) Shockwave
15 2 (0.11%) Quicktime
16 1 (0.054%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 17 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
2 15 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
2 15 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
3 11 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.43%) Cognos TM1
5 6 (0.33%) IntelliMatch
5 6 (0.33%) Eikon
6 5 (0.27%) Agresso
6 5 (0.27%) assyst
7 4 (0.22%) Kondor+
7 4 (0.22%) Misys Midas
7 4 (0.22%) SAP APO
7 4 (0.22%) Markit EDM
8 3 (0.16%) Primavera
8 3 (0.16%) Maximo
8 3 (0.16%) HFM
8 3 (0.16%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.16%) Temenos T24
9 2 (0.11%) ION MarketView
9 2 (0.11%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 94 (5.11%) Office 365
2 18 (0.98%) Google Apps
3 15 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (0.60%) PaaS
5 9 (0.49%) IaaS
6 7 (0.38%) SaaS
6 7 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (0.38%) Google Analytics
7 5 (0.27%) Yammer
7 5 (0.27%) Google Drive
8 4 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.22%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.16%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.11%) Responsys
11 1 (0.054%) Adobe Analytics
11 1 (0.054%) Basecamp
11 1 (0.054%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 101 (5.49%) LAN
2 88 (4.78%) TCP/IP
3 86 (4.67%) VPN
4 67 (3.64%) WAN
5 58 (3.15%) DNS
6 53 (2.88%) Internet
7 44 (2.39%) Firewall
8 42 (2.28%) DHCP
9 39 (2.12%) SAN
10 37 (2.01%) VoIP
11 36 (1.96%) Wireless
12 29 (1.58%) Wi-Fi
13 24 (1.30%) VLAN
13 24 (1.30%) HTTP
14 22 (1.20%) Network Security
15 21 (1.14%) MPLS
15 21 (1.14%) NAS
16 20 (1.09%) Intranet
17 13 (0.71%) LDAP
17 13 (0.71%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (6.36%) SQL Server
2 41 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
3 31 (1.68%) Relational Database
4 30 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 26 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 21 (1.14%) MS Access
7 18 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
7 18 (0.98%) QlikView
8 17 (0.92%) MySQL
9 14 (0.76%) RDBMS
9 14 (0.76%) Crystal Reports
10 13 (0.71%) Oracle Database
11 12 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
12 11 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 10 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
13 10 (0.54%) Data Mining
14 9 (0.49%) SAP BW
15 8 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
16 7 (0.38%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
16 7 (0.38%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 41 (2.23%) Visual Studio
2 39 (2.12%) JIRA
3 22 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (0.60%) Subversion
5 8 (0.43%) TeamCity
5 8 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 6 (0.33%) Git (software)
6 6 (0.33%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 6 (0.33%) Selenium
6 6 (0.33%) Maven
6 6 (0.33%) MSI
6 6 (0.33%) ClearQuest
6 6 (0.33%) QuickTest Pro
7 5 (0.27%) SoapUI
7 5 (0.27%) Ant
7 5 (0.27%) JUnit
7 5 (0.27%) Eclipse
7 5 (0.27%) Rational Robot
7 5 (0.27%) RequisitePro
7 5 (0.27%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 495 (26.89%) Finance
2 261 (14.18%) Banking
3 100 (5.43%) Investment Banking
4 99 (5.38%) Legal
5 89 (4.83%) Retail
6 87 (4.73%) Law
7 36 (1.96%) Marketing
8 30 (1.63%) Telecoms
9 23 (1.25%) Advertising
9 23 (1.25%) Financial Institution
10 21 (1.14%) Publishing
10 21 (1.14%) Retail Banking
11 20 (1.09%) Back Office
12 16 (0.87%) Billing
13 15 (0.81%) Front Office
14 11 (0.60%) Corporate Banking
14 11 (0.60%) French Language
15 9 (0.49%) Multimedia
15 9 (0.49%) Local Government
16 8 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 551 (29.93%) Analyst
2 160 (8.69%) Desktop Support
3 158 (8.58%) Support Engineer
4 145 (7.88%) Service Analyst
5 138 (7.50%) Support Analyst
6 137 (7.44%) Service Desk Analyst
7 132 (7.17%) Project Manager
8 103 (5.59%) Desktop Engineer
9 93 (5.05%) Business Analyst
10 90 (4.89%) 2nd Line Support
11 87 (4.73%) Developer
12 81 (4.40%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 56 (3.04%) 1st Line Support
13 56 (3.04%) Coordinator
14 53 (2.88%) Consultant
15 52 (2.82%) Author
16 51 (2.77%) IT Support
16 51 (2.77%) Technical Author
17 47 (2.55%) Administrator
18 38 (2.06%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (5.54%) .NET
2 51 (2.77%) XML
3 48 (2.61%) HTML
4 38 (2.06%) Web Services
5 25 (1.36%) CSS
6 20 (1.09%) JSON
7 19 (1.03%) Oracle Fusion
8 18 (0.98%) REST
9 17 (0.92%) .NET Framework
10 16 (0.87%) ASP.NET
11 15 (0.81%) Application Packaging
12 14 (0.76%) jQuery
13 12 (0.65%) HTML5
14 10 (0.54%) SOAP
15 9 (0.49%) JSP
15 9 (0.49%) Ajax
16 8 (0.43%) Servlets
16 8 (0.43%) COM
17 7 (0.38%) RESTful
18 6 (0.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 172 (9.34%) Analytical Skills
2 171 (9.29%) Blackberry
3 75 (4.07%) Management Information System
4 51 (2.77%) Computer Science
5 50 (2.72%) iPhone
6 45 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
7 43 (2.34%) NHS
8 33 (1.79%) PMI
8 33 (1.79%) iPad
9 26 (1.41%) Fat Client
9 26 (1.41%) Thin Client
9 26 (1.41%) User Experience
10 24 (1.30%) E-Learning
11 16 (0.87%) Clustering
12 15 (0.81%) Handset
12 15 (0.81%) Derivative
13 14 (0.76%) Credit Risk
14 13 (0.71%) Client/Server
14 13 (0.71%) STB
14 13 (0.71%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 677 (36.77%) Windows
2 417 (22.65%) Windows 7
3 189 (10.27%) Windows XP
4 118 (6.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 97 (5.27%) Windows 8
6 83 (4.51%) Android
7 71 (3.86%) Windows Server 2003
8 59 (3.20%) Windows Server 2012
9 51 (2.77%) Linux
10 50 (2.72%) UNIX
11 49 (2.66%) Apple iOS
12 44 (2.39%) Mac OS X
13 22 (1.20%) Mac OS
14 17 (0.92%) Windows Vista
15 10 (0.54%) AIX
16 9 (0.49%) Windows 2000
17 8 (0.43%) Solaris
18 7 (0.38%) Debian
19 6 (0.33%) FreeBSD
20 5 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 340 (18.47%) ITIL
2 294 (15.97%) Project Management
3 212 (11.52%) PRINCE2
4 130 (7.06%) Agile Software Development
5 111 (6.03%) Migration
6 110 (5.98%) Stakeholder Management
7 104 (5.65%) Service Delivery
8 97 (5.27%) Change Management
9 85 (4.62%) Service Management
10 72 (3.91%) Business Analysis
11 70 (3.80%) Risk Management
11 70 (3.80%) User Acceptance Testing
12 64 (3.48%) Data Modelling
13 61 (3.31%) Project Planning
14 60 (3.26%) Data Analysis
15 58 (3.15%) UML
15 58 (3.15%) CRM
16 56 (3.04%) Business Intelligence
17 52 (2.82%) Change Control
18 47 (2.55%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 210 (11.41%) SQL
2 86 (4.67%) Java
3 62 (3.37%) VBA
4 51 (2.77%) C#
5 33 (1.79%) JavaScript
6 27 (1.47%) PowerShell
7 24 (1.30%) T-SQL
8 21 (1.14%) VB
9 19 (1.03%) VBScript
10 17 (0.92%) Python
11 16 (0.87%) VB.NET
12 15 (0.81%) PL/SQL
12 15 (0.81%) C++
13 13 (0.71%) Shell Script
14 10 (0.54%) C
14 10 (0.54%) Perl
14 10 (0.54%) PHP
15 6 (0.33%) AWK
16 4 (0.22%) Korn
16 4 (0.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 190 (10.32%) Degree
2 91 (4.94%) Security Cleared
3 74 (4.02%) Microsoft Certification
4 70 (3.80%) PMI Certification
5 55 (2.99%) SC Cleared
6 49 (2.66%) MCSE
7 41 (2.23%) PMP
8 35 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
9 33 (1.79%) ISEB
10 29 (1.58%) MCSA
11 23 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 23 (1.25%) MOS
12 22 (1.20%) MCP
13 20 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
14 19 (1.03%) CCNA
15 17 (0.92%) DV Cleared
16 15 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 14 (0.76%) ISTQB
18 13 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 12 (0.65%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (4.83%) SLA
2 48 (2.61%) QA
3 13 (0.71%) COBIT
4 8 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (0.43%) Dodd-Frank
4 8 (0.43%) Solvency II
5 7 (0.38%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.27%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.27%) P3O
7 4 (0.22%) EMIR
8 3 (0.16%) MiFID
8 3 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.11%) Basel II
9 2 (0.11%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.11%) CRD IV
9 2 (0.11%) Basel III
10 1 (0.054%) FATCA
10 1 (0.054%) PMBOK
10 1 (0.054%) GxP
System Software
1 446 (24.23%) Active Directory
2 69 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (1.58%) Hyper-V
4 28 (1.52%) XenApp
4 28 (1.52%) vSphere
5 13 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
5 13 (0.71%) Xen
6 12 (0.65%) NLBS
7 10 (0.54%) XenDesktop
8 8 (0.43%) Terminal Server
9 7 (0.38%) VMware ESX
10 5 (0.27%) Terminal Services
10 5 (0.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (0.22%) Postfix
11 4 (0.22%) Sendmail
11 4 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
11 4 (0.22%) Docker
12 3 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.16%) VirtualBox
12 3 (0.16%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 92 (5.00%) SCCM
2 32 (1.74%) HP Quality Center
3 18 (0.98%) WSUS
4 14 (0.76%) Casper Suite
5 9 (0.49%) WMI
6 8 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 7 (0.38%) AirWatch
8 6 (0.33%) Backup Exec
9 5 (0.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 5 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (0.27%) DameWare
10 4 (0.22%) Salt
10 4 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.22%) Puppet
11 3 (0.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 3 (0.16%) SCOM
12 2 (0.11%) BladeLogic
12 2 (0.11%) BMC Marimba
12 2 (0.11%) ZENworks
12 2 (0.11%) MOM
Vendors
1 984 (53.45%) Microsoft
2 176 (9.56%) Citrix
3 113 (6.14%) Apple
4 103 (5.59%) Cisco
5 102 (5.54%) VMware
6 88 (4.78%) Oracle
7 57 (3.10%) HP
8 54 (2.93%) SAP
9 53 (2.88%) Adobe
10 48 (2.61%) IBM
11 42 (2.28%) Lotus
12 39 (2.12%) Remedy
13 34 (1.85%) Google
14 32 (1.74%) Bloomberg
15 30 (1.63%) Reuters
16 26 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
17 25 (1.36%) Symantec
17 25 (1.36%) Dell
18 22 (1.20%) CheckPoint
19 20 (1.09%) Interwoven
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