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 30 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 38 45 40
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -5
Contract jobs citing MS Office 1040 990 1110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.42% 4.20% 4.58%
As % of the Applications category 37.59% 35.92% 37.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 704 595 651
Average daily rate
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£300 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.00% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £135 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £275 £270
% change year-on-year
+5.45% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 130 114
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -16.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.65 £22.50 £24.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
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
2767 2756 2984
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.75% 11.69% 12.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1850 1791 1904
Average daily rate £375 £350 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £160 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 176 165
Average hourly rate £17.43 £18.00 £18.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.19% -5.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.71 £30.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-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 30 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 30 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 30 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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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 -6 250 £318 +24.70% 64
Uxbridge +3 10 £200 -63.63% 4
Canary Wharf -13 10 £225 -48.57% 1
Bromley -3 9 £245 -9.25% 2
Docklands, London -7 8 £480 +6.66%
Croydon -16 8 £375 +59.57% 5
Kingston Upon Thames - 4 £165 - 1
Twickenham 0 3 £300 +87.50% 1
Wimbledon 0 3 £410 -
Ilford -3 3 £221 -
Feltham -4 3 £391 -
Brentford -5 2 £325 - 3
Hayes - 2 £425 - 1
Welling - 2 £110 -
Woodford Green - 2 £148 -
Greenwich - 2 £130 -
Hackney - 2 £425 -
Enfield - 1 - -
Hounslow - 1 £240 - 1
Isleworth - 1 £313 -
Southall - 1 - -
Southwark - 1 £143 -
Mayfair - 1 £250 -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 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 1106 (55.61%) Microsoft
2 889 (44.70%) MS Excel
3 729 (36.65%) Windows
4 569 (28.61%) Finance
5 498 (25.04%) Active Directory
6 458 (23.03%) Windows 7
7 350 (17.60%) ITIL
8 306 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
9 301 (15.13%) Project Management
10 274 (13.78%) MS Project
11 263 (13.22%) SharePoint
12 258 (12.97%) Banking
13 253 (12.72%) MS Visio
14 227 (11.41%) PRINCE2
15 213 (10.71%) Citrix
16 207 (10.41%) Analytical Skills
17 195 (9.80%) MS Exchange
18 194 (9.75%) SQL
19 184 (9.25%) Degree
20 168 (8.45%) Windows XP
21 167 (8.40%) Blackberry
22 159 (7.99%) Agile Software Development
23 136 (6.84%) Windows Server 2008
24 128 (6.44%) Office 365
25 123 (6.18%) Change Management
25 123 (6.18%) SQL Server
26 121 (6.08%) Migration
26 121 (6.08%) VMware
27 117 (5.88%) Cisco
28 111 (5.58%) LAN

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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
1 263 (13.22%) SharePoint
2 195 (9.80%) MS Exchange
3 79 (3.97%) Lync
4 67 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 52 (2.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 38 (1.91%) SharePoint 2013
7 32 (1.61%) WorkSite
8 31 (1.56%) IBM Notes
9 28 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
10 26 (1.31%) CMS
11 24 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2007
12 17 (0.85%) IIS
13 16 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
13 16 (0.80%) MS Project Server
14 12 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
14 12 (0.60%) SAS
15 11 (0.55%) Confluence
16 9 (0.45%) WebSphere
17 7 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
18 6 (0.30%) Documentum
Applications
1 889 (44.70%) MS Excel
2 306 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 274 (13.78%) MS Project
4 253 (12.72%) MS Visio
5 42 (2.11%) Spreadsheet
6 20 (1.01%) Photoshop
7 17 (0.85%) Acrobat
8 14 (0.70%) Adobe Illustrator
9 12 (0.60%) Adobe Captivate
9 12 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 8 (0.40%) InDesign
11 6 (0.30%) Mingle
12 5 (0.25%) InfoPath
13 4 (0.20%) PowerPivot
14 3 (0.15%) SPSS
15 2 (0.10%) RoboHelp
15 2 (0.10%) Open Workbench
15 2 (0.10%) AutoCAD
16 1 (0.050%) Fireworks
16 1 (0.050%) QuarkXPress
Business Applications
1 16 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
2 15 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.30%) Agresso
5 5 (0.25%) SAP SD
5 5 (0.25%) SAP APO
5 5 (0.25%) Primavera
5 5 (0.25%) IntelliMatch
6 4 (0.20%) Maximo
6 4 (0.20%) Markit EDM
6 4 (0.20%) Misys Midas
6 4 (0.20%) Kondor+
7 3 (0.15%) Eikon
7 3 (0.15%) SAP CO
7 3 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (0.15%) HFM
7 3 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
7 3 (0.15%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.15%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 128 (6.44%) Office 365
2 27 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (0.85%) Google Apps
4 14 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (0.55%) SaaS
6 8 (0.40%) Google Analytics
7 7 (0.35%) PaaS
8 6 (0.30%) IaaS
9 5 (0.25%) Yammer
10 3 (0.15%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.10%) Google Drive
11 2 (0.10%) SuccessFactors
11 2 (0.10%) Responsys
11 2 (0.10%) Adobe Analytics
12 1 (0.050%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.050%) Taleo
12 1 (0.050%) SoftLayer
12 1 (0.050%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 111 (5.58%) LAN
2 88 (4.42%) VPN
3 80 (4.02%) TCP/IP
4 76 (3.82%) WAN
5 61 (3.07%) DNS
6 57 (2.87%) DHCP
7 52 (2.61%) Firewall
8 48 (2.41%) Internet
9 42 (2.11%) SAN
10 36 (1.81%) MPLS
11 31 (1.56%) VoIP
12 27 (1.36%) Wi-Fi
13 25 (1.26%) DSL
13 25 (1.26%) BIG-IP
13 25 (1.26%) Intranet
13 25 (1.26%) Network Security
14 22 (1.11%) Wireless
15 20 (1.01%) Cisco IOS
16 19 (0.96%) NAS
16 19 (0.96%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (6.18%) SQL Server
2 41 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 35 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
4 34 (1.71%) Relational Database
5 25 (1.26%) MS Access
6 23 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
7 21 (1.06%) QlikView
7 21 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
8 20 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 18 (0.90%) Crystal Reports
10 16 (0.80%) RDBMS
10 16 (0.80%) Oracle Database
11 14 (0.70%) Data Mining
12 13 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
13 12 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
13 12 (0.60%) MySQL
14 10 (0.50%) Big Data
14 10 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 8 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
16 7 (0.35%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 51 (2.56%) JIRA
2 16 (0.80%) Selenium
2 16 (0.80%) WebDriver
3 15 (0.75%) Visual Studio
4 10 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (0.45%) JUnit
5 9 (0.45%) SpecFlow
6 7 (0.35%) Cucumber
6 7 (0.35%) HP UFT
7 6 (0.30%) Subversion
8 5 (0.25%) RequisitePro
8 5 (0.25%) Rational Functional Tester
8 5 (0.25%) Rational Robot
8 5 (0.25%) MSI
8 5 (0.25%) Eclipse
8 5 (0.25%) SoapUI
9 4 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (0.20%) Toad
9 4 (0.20%) ClearQuest
10 3 (0.15%) Axure RP
General
1 569 (28.61%) Finance
2 258 (12.97%) Banking
3 107 (5.38%) Legal
4 106 (5.33%) Investment Banking
5 92 (4.63%) Law
6 80 (4.02%) Retail
7 34 (1.71%) Telecoms
8 29 (1.46%) Back Office
9 28 (1.41%) Marketing
10 27 (1.36%) Advertising
11 25 (1.26%) Financial Institution
12 21 (1.06%) Front Office
13 20 (1.01%) Billing
14 19 (0.96%) Local Government
15 17 (0.85%) French Language
16 14 (0.70%) Retail Banking
16 14 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
17 13 (0.65%) Publishing
18 10 (0.50%) German Language
19 9 (0.45%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 635 (31.93%) Analyst
2 169 (8.50%) Desktop Support
2 169 (8.50%) Support Analyst
3 165 (8.30%) Support Engineer
4 161 (8.09%) Service Analyst
5 155 (7.79%) Service Desk Analyst
6 141 (7.09%) Project Manager
7 122 (6.13%) Business Analyst
8 118 (5.93%) 2nd Line Support
9 99 (4.98%) Desktop Engineer
10 89 (4.47%) Developer
11 77 (3.87%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 63 (3.17%) Coordinator
13 61 (3.07%) 1st Line Support
14 57 (2.87%) Administrator
15 55 (2.77%) Consultant
16 52 (2.61%) PMO Analyst
16 52 (2.61%) IT Support
17 43 (2.16%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 41 (2.06%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (4.78%) .NET
2 40 (2.01%) HTML
3 37 (1.86%) XML
4 26 (1.31%) Web Services
5 24 (1.21%) ASP.NET
6 19 (0.96%) CSS
7 16 (0.80%) Application Packaging
8 15 (0.75%) .NET Framework
8 15 (0.75%) WPF
9 10 (0.50%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (0.50%) SOAP
10 7 (0.35%) LINQ
11 6 (0.30%) XMPP
11 6 (0.30%) HTML5
11 6 (0.30%) JSP
11 6 (0.30%) COM
12 5 (0.25%) J2EE
12 5 (0.25%) FpML
12 5 (0.25%) REST
12 5 (0.25%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 207 (10.41%) Analytical Skills
2 167 (8.40%) Blackberry
3 88 (4.42%) Management Information System
4 52 (2.61%) iPhone
5 41 (2.06%) NHS
6 40 (2.01%) Data Centre
7 38 (1.91%) Video Conferencing
8 37 (1.86%) Computer Science
9 34 (1.71%) PMI
9 34 (1.71%) iPad
10 27 (1.36%) Thin Client
10 27 (1.36%) Fat Client
11 26 (1.31%) E-Learning
12 21 (1.06%) Market Risk
12 21 (1.06%) User Experience
13 16 (0.80%) Fixed Income
14 14 (0.70%) Client/Server
14 14 (0.70%) BYOD
15 13 (0.65%) Handset
15 13 (0.65%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 729 (36.65%) Windows
2 458 (23.03%) Windows 7
3 168 (8.45%) Windows XP
4 136 (6.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 97 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 96 (4.83%) Windows 8
7 87 (4.37%) Android
8 72 (3.62%) Windows Server 2012
9 60 (3.02%) Linux
10 50 (2.51%) UNIX
10 50 (2.51%) Apple iOS
11 38 (1.91%) Mac OS X
12 21 (1.06%) Mac OS
13 14 (0.70%) Windows Vista
14 10 (0.50%) AIX
14 10 (0.50%) Solaris
15 7 (0.35%) Debian
16 6 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 6 (0.30%) Windows 2000
16 6 (0.30%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 350 (17.60%) ITIL
2 301 (15.13%) Project Management
3 227 (11.41%) PRINCE2
4 159 (7.99%) Agile Software Development
5 123 (6.18%) Change Management
6 121 (6.08%) Migration
7 106 (5.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 103 (5.18%) Service Management
9 92 (4.63%) Business Analysis
10 81 (4.07%) Service Delivery
11 79 (3.97%) User Acceptance Testing
12 68 (3.42%) Document Management
13 67 (3.37%) CRM
14 66 (3.32%) Risk Management
15 64 (3.22%) Project Planning
16 63 (3.17%) Data Analysis
17 59 (2.97%) Programme Management
18 56 (2.82%) Change Control
19 55 (2.77%) Time Management
20 54 (2.71%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 194 (9.75%) SQL
2 63 (3.17%) Java
3 62 (3.12%) VBA
4 46 (2.31%) C#
5 26 (1.31%) VB
6 24 (1.21%) PowerShell
7 23 (1.16%) VBScript
8 21 (1.06%) JavaScript
9 19 (0.96%) C++
9 19 (0.96%) VB.NET
10 18 (0.90%) T-SQL
11 17 (0.85%) C
11 17 (0.85%) PL/SQL
12 14 (0.70%) R
13 13 (0.65%) Shell Script
13 13 (0.65%) PHP
14 11 (0.55%) Perl
15 10 (0.50%) Python
16 6 (0.30%) ABAP
16 6 (0.30%) AWK
Qualifications
1 184 (9.25%) Degree
2 99 (4.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 89 (4.47%) Security Cleared
4 71 (3.57%) PMI Certification
5 66 (3.32%) MCSE
6 47 (2.36%) SC Cleared
7 42 (2.11%) PMP
8 35 (1.76%) MCSA
9 34 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
10 30 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
11 29 (1.46%) ISEB
12 28 (1.41%) CCNA
13 26 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 24 (1.21%) MCP
14 24 (1.21%) MOS
15 19 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 19 (0.96%) DV Cleared
16 18 (0.90%) ISTQB
17 15 (0.75%) MCITP
18 14 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (4.93%) SLA
2 52 (2.61%) QA
3 11 (0.55%) COBIT
4 8 (0.40%) Dodd-Frank
5 7 (0.35%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.30%) P3O
6 6 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.25%) Solvency II
8 4 (0.20%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.15%) Basel II
9 3 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.10%) Basel III
10 2 (0.10%) CRD IV
10 2 (0.10%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.050%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.050%) EMIR
11 1 (0.050%) FATCA
11 1 (0.050%) GAAP
11 1 (0.050%) ISO 8583
11 1 (0.050%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 498 (25.04%) Active Directory
2 72 (3.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (2.06%) XenApp
4 30 (1.51%) Hyper-V
5 25 (1.26%) NLBS
6 22 (1.11%) vSphere
7 13 (0.65%) Xen
8 10 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (0.40%) VMware ESX
9 8 (0.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 8 (0.40%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.30%) Terminal Server
11 5 (0.25%) Terminal Services
11 5 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.20%) VMware Server
13 3 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 3 (0.15%) XenServer
14 2 (0.10%) PowerHA
14 2 (0.10%) KVM
14 2 (0.10%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 103 (5.18%) SCCM
2 38 (1.91%) HP Quality Center
3 28 (1.41%) WSUS
4 13 (0.65%) AirWatch
4 13 (0.65%) Backup Exec
5 12 (0.60%) WMI
6 11 (0.55%) Casper Suite
6 11 (0.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 10 (0.50%) NetBackup
8 8 (0.40%) DameWare
9 7 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 5 (0.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 4 (0.20%) Tivoli
11 4 (0.20%) BladeLogic
12 3 (0.15%) SCOM
12 3 (0.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 3 (0.15%) Control-M
12 3 (0.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 3 (0.15%) McAfee ePO
13 2 (0.10%) yum
Vendors
1 1106 (55.61%) Microsoft
2 213 (10.71%) Citrix
3 121 (6.08%) VMware
4 117 (5.88%) Cisco
5 92 (4.63%) Oracle
6 90 (4.52%) Apple
7 71 (3.57%) HP
8 62 (3.12%) SAP
9 58 (2.92%) Adobe
10 49 (2.46%) IBM
11 40 (2.01%) Remedy
12 39 (1.96%) CheckPoint
13 36 (1.81%) Bloomberg
14 33 (1.66%) Google
15 32 (1.61%) Symantec
16 31 (1.56%) Dell
16 31 (1.56%) Lotus
17 26 (1.31%) Reuters
18 18 (0.90%) LANDesk
19 17 (0.85%) Mitel
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