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 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 43 43 38
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Contract jobs citing MS Office 1046 1132 1212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.27% 4.50% 4.63%
As % of the Applications category 36.54% 38.56% 37.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 666 650 670
Average daily rate
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£275 £308 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.56% -5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £150 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £250 £260
% change year-on-year
+14.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 110 149
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £24.50 £23.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.98 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.51% -3.57%
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
2863 2936 3260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.69% 11.67% 12.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1920 1888 2089
Average daily rate £350 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £185 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 145 216
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £24.80 £34.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -4.83%

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 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +10 293 £275 -12.69% 91
Uxbridge -1 18 £153 - 2
Croydon 0 17 £388 +16.98% 3
Docklands, London +14 12 £135 -68.23%
Canary Wharf +4 8 £425 +12.58%
Kingston Upon Thames +3 6 £149 -49.57% 2
Bromley 0 4 - -
Greenford - 3 - - 1
Hounslow +1 2 £145 -45.28% 1
Harrow - 2 £125 - 1
West Drayton - 2 - -
Ealing -1 1 - -
Southwark -2 1 £160 -
Greenwich - 1 £210 -
Hillingdon - - - - 1
Westminster - - - -
Hammersmith - - - - 1
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - - 1
Hayes - - - - 1
Ilford - - - -
Enfield - - - - 1
Erith - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Bexley - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Orpington - - - -
Romford - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 2
Surbiton - - - - 1
Teddington - - - -
Upminster - - - -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 1066 (52.25%) Microsoft
2 999 (48.97%) Windows
3 958 (46.96%) MS Excel
4 656 (32.16%) Active Directory
4 656 (32.16%) Windows 7
5 536 (26.27%) Finance
6 390 (19.12%) ITIL
7 384 (18.82%) Windows XP
8 292 (14.31%) MS PowerPoint
9 268 (13.14%) Project Management
10 261 (12.79%) MS Exchange
11 249 (12.21%) Banking
12 246 (12.06%) MS Visio
13 241 (11.81%) Blackberry
14 237 (11.62%) SQL
15 236 (11.57%) MS Project
16 219 (10.74%) SharePoint
17 213 (10.44%) Citrix
18 207 (10.15%) Windows Server 2008
19 185 (9.07%) Legal
19 185 (9.07%) Analytical Skills
20 178 (8.73%) Degree
21 174 (8.53%) PRINCE2
22 171 (8.38%) Windows Server 2003
23 147 (7.21%) SQL Server
24 135 (6.62%) Law
24 135 (6.62%) VMware
25 131 (6.42%) Cisco
26 120 (5.88%) Migration
27 106 (5.20%) Agile Software Development

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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
1 261 (12.79%) MS Exchange
2 219 (10.74%) SharePoint
3 99 (4.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 87 (4.26%) IBM Notes
4 87 (4.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 46 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2007
6 45 (2.21%) IIS
7 42 (2.06%) Lync
8 40 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2003
9 38 (1.86%) SharePoint 2010
10 35 (1.72%) WorkSite
11 27 (1.32%) CMS
12 18 (0.88%) WebLogic
12 18 (0.88%) SharePoint Server
13 15 (0.74%) Tomcat
13 15 (0.74%) SAS
14 14 (0.69%) MS Project Server
14 14 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
15 10 (0.49%) Confluence
16 9 (0.44%) Documentum
Applications
1 958 (46.96%) MS Excel
2 292 (14.31%) MS PowerPoint
3 246 (12.06%) MS Visio
4 236 (11.57%) MS Project
5 30 (1.47%) Photoshop
6 27 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
7 16 (0.78%) Adobe Captivate
8 14 (0.69%) AutoCAD
9 12 (0.59%) Acrobat
10 6 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
10 6 (0.29%) InDesign
11 5 (0.25%) RoboHelp
12 3 (0.15%) FastStats
12 3 (0.15%) PowerPivot
13 2 (0.098%) InfoPath
13 2 (0.098%) SPSS
14 1 (0.049%) FrameMaker
14 1 (0.049%) CorelDRAW
14 1 (0.049%) Pro/ENGINEER
14 1 (0.049%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 11 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
2 10 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.44%) SAP FI
4 8 (0.39%) SAP CO
4 8 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
5 7 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
5 7 (0.34%) Misys Midas
6 5 (0.25%) Markit EDM
6 5 (0.25%) Eikon
6 5 (0.25%) IntelliMatch
6 5 (0.25%) assyst
6 5 (0.25%) Cerner Millennium
7 4 (0.20%) SiteCatalyst
8 3 (0.15%) Temenos T24
9 2 (0.098%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.098%) Dynamics CRM
9 2 (0.098%) Bond Adapt
9 2 (0.098%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.098%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 46 (2.25%) Office 365
2 7 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.25%) Google Apps
4 4 (0.20%) IaaS
4 4 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.20%) PaaS
5 3 (0.15%) SaaS
6 1 (0.049%) Taleo
6 1 (0.049%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 101 (4.95%) LAN
2 89 (4.36%) TCP/IP
3 83 (4.07%) WAN
4 77 (3.77%) VPN
4 77 (3.77%) Firewall
5 75 (3.68%) Internet
6 73 (3.58%) DNS
7 59 (2.89%) Intranet
8 58 (2.84%) DHCP
9 50 (2.45%) SAN
10 38 (1.86%) VoIP
11 37 (1.81%) Wireless
12 25 (1.23%) MPLS
13 20 (0.98%) BIG-IP
14 19 (0.93%) IP Telephony
15 18 (0.88%) DSL
16 16 (0.78%) FTP
17 15 (0.74%) Cisco IOS
18 13 (0.64%) HTTP
18 13 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (7.21%) SQL Server
2 43 (2.11%) Relational Database
3 36 (1.76%) MS Access
4 35 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
5 30 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 25 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 23 (1.13%) Crystal Reports
8 22 (1.08%) QlikView
9 19 (0.93%) Oracle Database
10 18 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
11 15 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
12 13 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
13 9 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
14 7 (0.34%) MySQL
14 7 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 6 (0.29%) SQL Server 2000
16 4 (0.20%) Oracle BI EE
16 4 (0.20%) Data Mining
16 4 (0.20%) RDBMS
16 4 (0.20%) DB2
Development Applications
1 37 (1.81%) JIRA
2 21 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (0.93%) Dreamweaver
4 18 (0.88%) Subversion
5 11 (0.54%) Maven
5 11 (0.54%) Visual Studio
6 6 (0.29%) JUnit
7 5 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 5 (0.25%) Eclipse
7 5 (0.25%) QuickTest Pro
7 5 (0.25%) Serena SBM
7 5 (0.25%) Git (software)
7 5 (0.25%) Jenkins
8 4 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (0.20%) WebDriver
8 4 (0.20%) Cucumber
8 4 (0.20%) Concordion
8 4 (0.20%) Selenium
8 4 (0.20%) Bugzilla
8 4 (0.20%) TestDirector
General
1 536 (26.27%) Finance
2 249 (12.21%) Banking
3 185 (9.07%) Legal
4 135 (6.62%) Law
5 97 (4.75%) Investment Banking
6 87 (4.26%) Retail
7 58 (2.84%) Marketing
8 54 (2.65%) Back Office
9 52 (2.55%) Telecoms
10 35 (1.72%) Front Office
11 33 (1.62%) Financial Institution
11 33 (1.62%) Publishing
12 27 (1.32%) French Language
13 21 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
14 20 (0.98%) Manufacturing
14 20 (0.98%) Advertising
15 19 (0.93%) Retail Banking
16 16 (0.78%) Billing
17 6 (0.29%) Automotive
18 5 (0.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 696 (34.12%) Analyst
2 213 (10.44%) Support Analyst
3 208 (10.20%) Support Engineer
4 194 (9.51%) Service Analyst
5 186 (9.12%) Service Desk Analyst
6 175 (8.58%) 2nd Line Support
7 171 (8.38%) Desktop Support
8 124 (6.08%) Project Manager
8 124 (6.08%) 1st Line Support
9 103 (5.05%) Business Analyst
10 94 (4.61%) Desktop Engineer
11 89 (4.36%) Developer
12 68 (3.33%) Trainer
12 68 (3.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 62 (3.04%) Desktop Analyst
14 61 (2.99%) Coordinator
15 59 (2.89%) Help Desk Analyst
16 55 (2.70%) Desktop Support Analyst
17 53 (2.60%) 1st Line Support Engineer
18 52 (2.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (3.97%) HTML
2 75 (3.68%) .NET
3 37 (1.81%) XML
4 23 (1.13%) CSS
5 21 (1.03%) Web Services
6 16 (0.78%) ASP.NET
7 13 (0.64%) Application Packaging
8 12 (0.59%) Swing
9 9 (0.44%) FIX Protocol
9 9 (0.44%) WCF
9 9 (0.44%) .NET Framework
10 8 (0.39%) WPF
10 8 (0.39%) jQuery
10 8 (0.39%) Silverlight
10 8 (0.39%) XSLT
10 8 (0.39%) Middleware
10 8 (0.39%) J2EE
10 8 (0.39%) JSP
11 7 (0.34%) SOAP
11 7 (0.34%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 241 (11.81%) Blackberry
2 185 (9.07%) Analytical Skills
3 79 (3.87%) Management Information System
4 40 (1.96%) iPhone
5 36 (1.76%) iPad
6 35 (1.72%) NHS
7 31 (1.52%) Computer Science
8 29 (1.42%) Fat Client
8 29 (1.42%) Thin Client
8 29 (1.42%) Handset
9 28 (1.37%) PMI
10 24 (1.18%) E-Learning
10 24 (1.18%) Social Media
11 22 (1.08%) User Experience
12 19 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
12 19 (0.93%) Wiki
12 19 (0.93%) CMDB
12 19 (0.93%) Statistics
13 18 (0.88%) Equities
13 18 (0.88%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 999 (48.97%) Windows
2 656 (32.16%) Windows 7
3 384 (18.82%) Windows XP
4 207 (10.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 171 (8.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 76 (3.73%) Windows 8
7 68 (3.33%) UNIX
8 56 (2.75%) Android
9 46 (2.25%) Windows Vista
10 42 (2.06%) Apple iOS
11 38 (1.86%) Linux
11 38 (1.86%) Windows 2000
12 37 (1.81%) Mac OS X
13 33 (1.62%) Windows Server 2012
14 32 (1.57%) Mac OS
15 12 (0.59%) Solaris
16 10 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
17 9 (0.44%) AIX
18 8 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
19 6 (0.29%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 390 (19.12%) ITIL
2 268 (13.14%) Project Management
3 174 (8.53%) PRINCE2
4 120 (5.88%) Migration
5 106 (5.20%) Agile Software Development
5 106 (5.20%) Document Management
6 102 (5.00%) Change Management
7 97 (4.75%) Service Management
8 86 (4.22%) Stakeholder Management
9 73 (3.58%) Service Delivery
10 69 (3.38%) Asset Management
10 69 (3.38%) Business Analysis
11 66 (3.24%) User Acceptance Testing
12 59 (2.89%) Data Analysis
12 59 (2.89%) Change Control
13 57 (2.79%) Incident Management
14 54 (2.65%) Risk Management
14 54 (2.65%) CRM
15 52 (2.55%) Workflow
16 50 (2.45%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 237 (11.62%) SQL
2 72 (3.53%) Java
3 64 (3.14%) VBA
4 41 (2.01%) C#
5 36 (1.76%) PowerShell
6 31 (1.52%) Perl
7 30 (1.47%) T-SQL
8 28 (1.37%) JavaScript
9 22 (1.08%) C
10 19 (0.93%) VB.NET
10 19 (0.93%) VBScript
11 16 (0.78%) VB
11 16 (0.78%) Shell Script
12 10 (0.49%) PL/SQL
12 10 (0.49%) C++
13 9 (0.44%) AWK
13 9 (0.44%) Bash Shell
14 8 (0.39%) PHP
15 7 (0.34%) C-shell
16 6 (0.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 178 (8.73%) Degree
2 85 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 81 (3.97%) Security Cleared
4 47 (2.30%) MCP
5 46 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
6 41 (2.01%) SC Cleared
7 40 (1.96%) MCSE
8 36 (1.76%) MOS
8 36 (1.76%) PMI Certification
9 33 (1.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 33 (1.62%) ISEB
10 24 (1.18%) MCSA
10 24 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 23 (1.13%) DV Cleared
11 23 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
12 20 (0.98%) A+ Certification
13 18 (0.88%) MCITP
13 18 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 17 (0.83%) PMP
15 16 (0.78%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (4.12%) SLA
2 68 (3.33%) QA
3 17 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 15 (0.74%) ISO 9001
5 12 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.39%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.34%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.29%) COBIT
9 3 (0.15%) BS7666
9 3 (0.15%) Basel III
10 2 (0.098%) P3O
10 2 (0.098%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.098%) SNOMED CT
10 2 (0.098%) HL7
11 1 (0.049%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.049%) CRD IV
11 1 (0.049%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.049%) FATCA
System Software
1 656 (32.16%) Active Directory
2 97 (4.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (1.96%) XenApp
4 33 (1.62%) Hyper-V
5 18 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
6 17 (0.83%) NLBS
6 17 (0.83%) VMware ESX
7 16 (0.78%) Terminal Server
7 16 (0.78%) Xen
7 16 (0.78%) vSphere
8 14 (0.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 12 (0.59%) XenDesktop
10 10 (0.49%) ISA Server
11 8 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (0.34%) Terminal Services
13 5 (0.25%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 4 (0.20%) VMware Server
15 3 (0.15%) Oracle RMAN
16 2 (0.098%) UAG
16 2 (0.098%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 94 (4.61%) SCCM
2 36 (1.76%) HP Quality Center
3 23 (1.13%) WSUS
4 15 (0.74%) SCOM
4 15 (0.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 14 (0.69%) Backup Exec
6 13 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
7 12 (0.59%) Tivoli
8 9 (0.44%) DameWare
9 7 (0.34%) SCVMM
10 6 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
10 6 (0.29%) OVSD
10 6 (0.29%) OpenView
11 5 (0.25%) NetBackup
11 5 (0.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 4 (0.20%) SCDPM
12 4 (0.20%) ZENworks
12 4 (0.20%) Control-M
13 3 (0.15%) ARCserve
13 3 (0.15%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 1066 (52.25%) Microsoft
2 213 (10.44%) Citrix
3 135 (6.62%) VMware
4 131 (6.42%) Cisco
5 104 (5.10%) Oracle
6 87 (4.26%) HP
7 86 (4.22%) Lotus
8 79 (3.87%) SAP
9 63 (3.09%) Apple
10 56 (2.75%) Remedy
11 51 (2.50%) Adobe
12 47 (2.30%) IBM
13 44 (2.16%) Bloomberg
14 38 (1.86%) Reuters
15 34 (1.67%) CheckPoint
16 33 (1.62%) Symantec
17 30 (1.47%) Dell
18 28 (1.37%) ServiceNow
19 23 (1.13%) Interwoven
20 19 (0.93%) Sybase
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