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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 42 41 41
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing MS Office 1039 1127 1137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.29% 4.47% 4.43%
As % of the Applications category 36.53% 38.24% 35.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 658 631 639
Average daily rate
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£278 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £150 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £250 £260
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 107 130
Average hourly rate £14.75 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.23% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £24.50 £25.46
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.38 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+4.67% -4.46%
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
2844 2947 3173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.74% 11.68% 12.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1905 1877 2044
Average daily rate £350 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £175 £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 175 138 189
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
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 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.19
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -4.54%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +7 289 £284 -8.54% 90
Uxbridge -1 22 £153 -48.30%
Croydon -2 21 £388 -2.88% 4
Docklands, London +18 11 £135 -68.23% 1
Canary Wharf +7 9 £413 +5.76%
Kingston Upon Thames +2 6 £149 -49.57% 1
Bromley -1 3 - -
Greenford - 3 - - 1
Hounslow +1 2 £145 -58.57%
Harrow - 2 £125 - 3
West Drayton - 2 - -
Ealing +1 1 - -
Southwark -4 1 £160 -
Greenwich - 1 £210 -
Hillingdon - - - - 1
Hammersmith - - - - 2
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Westminster - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 1
Stanmore - - - - 1
Teddington - - - - 1
Upminster - - - -
Hayes - - - - 1
Ilford - - - -
Enfield - - - - 1
Erith - - - -
Beckenham - - - - 1
Bexley - - - -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 1070 (52.53%) Microsoft
2 992 (48.70%) Windows
3 949 (46.59%) MS Excel
4 658 (32.30%) Active Directory
5 641 (31.47%) Windows 7
6 537 (26.36%) Finance
7 399 (19.59%) ITIL
8 383 (18.80%) Windows XP
9 291 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
10 270 (13.25%) Project Management
11 260 (12.76%) MS Exchange
12 250 (12.27%) Banking
13 246 (12.08%) MS Visio
13 246 (12.08%) Blackberry
14 241 (11.83%) SQL
15 233 (11.44%) MS Project
16 218 (10.70%) Citrix
17 217 (10.65%) SharePoint
18 200 (9.82%) Windows Server 2008
19 187 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
20 185 (9.08%) Legal
21 170 (8.35%) PRINCE2
21 170 (8.35%) Degree
22 163 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
23 153 (7.51%) SQL Server
24 139 (6.82%) Law
25 137 (6.73%) VMware
26 135 (6.63%) Cisco
27 124 (6.09%) Migration
28 108 (5.30%) Agile Software Development

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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
1 260 (12.76%) MS Exchange
2 217 (10.65%) SharePoint
3 100 (4.91%) Exchange Server 2010
4 88 (4.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 85 (4.17%) IBM Notes
6 43 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2007
7 42 (2.06%) IIS
8 41 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2003
8 41 (2.01%) Lync
9 38 (1.87%) WorkSite
10 35 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
11 28 (1.37%) CMS
12 19 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
13 18 (0.88%) WebLogic
14 14 (0.69%) Tomcat
14 14 (0.69%) MS Project Server
14 14 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
15 13 (0.64%) SAS
16 11 (0.54%) Confluence
17 8 (0.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 949 (46.59%) MS Excel
2 291 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
3 246 (12.08%) MS Visio
4 233 (11.44%) MS Project
5 32 (1.57%) Photoshop
6 25 (1.23%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.64%) Adobe Captivate
8 12 (0.59%) Acrobat
8 12 (0.59%) AutoCAD
9 11 (0.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 6 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
10 6 (0.29%) InDesign
11 3 (0.15%) FastStats
11 3 (0.15%) PowerPivot
11 3 (0.15%) InfoPath
12 2 (0.098%) RoboHelp
12 2 (0.098%) SPSS
13 1 (0.049%) GIMP
13 1 (0.049%) Final Cut Pro
13 1 (0.049%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 12 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (0.39%) SAP FI
3 8 (0.39%) IntelliMatch
4 7 (0.34%) Misys Midas
4 7 (0.34%) SAP CO
4 7 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
4 7 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
5 6 (0.29%) assyst
6 5 (0.25%) Eikon
6 5 (0.25%) Markit EDM
7 4 (0.20%) SiteCatalyst
8 3 (0.15%) Cerner Millennium
8 3 (0.15%) Temenos T24
8 3 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
9 2 (0.098%) SAP HR
9 2 (0.098%) SAP SD
9 2 (0.098%) Agresso
9 2 (0.098%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 43 (2.11%) Office 365
2 8 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.25%) IaaS
3 5 (0.25%) PaaS
3 5 (0.25%) Google Apps
4 4 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.15%) SaaS
6 2 (0.098%) Taleo
7 1 (0.049%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 102 (5.01%) LAN
2 95 (4.66%) TCP/IP
3 85 (4.17%) WAN
4 84 (4.12%) VPN
5 83 (4.07%) Firewall
6 78 (3.83%) Internet
7 75 (3.68%) DNS
8 60 (2.95%) DHCP
9 55 (2.70%) SAN
10 51 (2.50%) Intranet
11 37 (1.82%) VoIP
11 37 (1.82%) Wireless
12 28 (1.37%) MPLS
13 23 (1.13%) BIG-IP
14 21 (1.03%) DSL
15 18 (0.88%) IP Telephony
16 16 (0.79%) FTP
16 16 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
17 15 (0.74%) Cisco IOS
18 13 (0.64%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (7.51%) SQL Server
2 41 (2.01%) Relational Database
3 38 (1.87%) MS Access
4 37 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
5 34 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 30 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 22 (1.08%) Crystal Reports
8 21 (1.03%) QlikView
9 19 (0.93%) Oracle Database
10 18 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
11 14 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
12 12 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
13 10 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
14 8 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 7 (0.34%) MySQL
15 7 (0.34%) SQL Server 2000
16 4 (0.20%) DB2
16 4 (0.20%) Oracle BI EE
17 3 (0.15%) PerformancePoint
17 3 (0.15%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 38 (1.87%) JIRA
2 22 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (0.93%) Dreamweaver
4 17 (0.83%) Subversion
5 14 (0.69%) Visual Studio
6 10 (0.49%) Maven
7 7 (0.34%) TestDirector
8 6 (0.29%) QuickTest Pro
8 6 (0.29%) JUnit
8 6 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 5 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 5 (0.25%) Git (software)
9 5 (0.25%) Serena SBM
10 4 (0.20%) ClearQuest
10 4 (0.20%) Toad
10 4 (0.20%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.20%) Bugzilla
10 4 (0.20%) Jenkins
11 3 (0.15%) WebDriver
11 3 (0.15%) SoapUI
General
1 537 (26.36%) Finance
2 250 (12.27%) Banking
3 185 (9.08%) Legal
4 139 (6.82%) Law
5 99 (4.86%) Investment Banking
6 86 (4.22%) Retail
7 55 (2.70%) Back Office
8 52 (2.55%) Marketing
9 49 (2.41%) Telecoms
10 35 (1.72%) Financial Institution
10 35 (1.72%) Publishing
11 33 (1.62%) Front Office
12 26 (1.28%) French Language
13 22 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
14 18 (0.88%) Manufacturing
14 18 (0.88%) Advertising
14 18 (0.88%) Retail Banking
15 14 (0.69%) Billing
16 6 (0.29%) Automotive
16 6 (0.29%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 698 (34.27%) Analyst
2 211 (10.36%) Support Analyst
3 209 (10.26%) Support Engineer
4 201 (9.87%) Service Analyst
5 190 (9.33%) Service Desk Analyst
6 172 (8.44%) Desktop Support
7 171 (8.39%) 2nd Line Support
8 122 (5.99%) 1st Line Support
8 122 (5.99%) Project Manager
9 108 (5.30%) Business Analyst
10 95 (4.66%) Desktop Engineer
11 90 (4.42%) Developer
12 68 (3.34%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 60 (2.95%) Desktop Analyst
14 59 (2.90%) Help Desk Analyst
15 57 (2.80%) Coordinator
16 56 (2.75%) Trainer
17 55 (2.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 52 (2.55%) Technical Support
18 52 (2.55%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (3.73%) .NET
2 75 (3.68%) HTML
3 38 (1.87%) XML
4 25 (1.23%) CSS
5 21 (1.03%) Web Services
6 17 (0.83%) ASP.NET
7 14 (0.69%) Application Packaging
8 12 (0.59%) Swing
9 10 (0.49%) .NET Framework
9 10 (0.49%) WCF
9 10 (0.49%) jQuery
10 9 (0.44%) Silverlight
10 9 (0.44%) WPF
10 9 (0.44%) FIX Protocol
10 9 (0.44%) SOAP
11 8 (0.39%) Middleware
11 8 (0.39%) JSP
11 8 (0.39%) XSLT
11 8 (0.39%) J2EE
12 7 (0.34%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 246 (12.08%) Blackberry
2 187 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
3 75 (3.68%) Management Information System
4 41 (2.01%) iPhone
5 35 (1.72%) iPad
6 33 (1.62%) Fat Client
6 33 (1.62%) Thin Client
6 33 (1.62%) NHS
7 31 (1.52%) Computer Science
8 28 (1.37%) PMI
8 28 (1.37%) Handset
9 24 (1.18%) Social Media
10 22 (1.08%) E-Learning
11 21 (1.03%) Wiki
12 20 (0.98%) Statistics
13 19 (0.93%) User Experience
13 19 (0.93%) CMDB
13 19 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
13 19 (0.93%) Client/Server
14 18 (0.88%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 992 (48.70%) Windows
2 641 (31.47%) Windows 7
3 383 (18.80%) Windows XP
4 200 (9.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 163 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 74 (3.63%) Windows 8
7 65 (3.19%) UNIX
8 55 (2.70%) Android
9 41 (2.01%) Windows Vista
9 41 (2.01%) Apple iOS
10 38 (1.87%) Linux
11 35 (1.72%) Windows 2000
12 34 (1.67%) Mac OS X
13 33 (1.62%) Mac OS
14 30 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
15 12 (0.59%) Solaris
16 10 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
17 8 (0.39%) AIX
17 8 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
18 6 (0.29%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 399 (19.59%) ITIL
2 270 (13.25%) Project Management
3 170 (8.35%) PRINCE2
4 124 (6.09%) Migration
5 108 (5.30%) Agile Software Development
6 100 (4.91%) Document Management
7 99 (4.86%) Change Management
8 98 (4.81%) Service Management
9 82 (4.03%) Stakeholder Management
10 69 (3.39%) Service Delivery
11 67 (3.29%) Business Analysis
12 66 (3.24%) Asset Management
13 65 (3.19%) User Acceptance Testing
14 61 (2.99%) Data Analysis
15 59 (2.90%) Change Control
16 58 (2.85%) Incident Management
17 56 (2.75%) CRM
18 53 (2.60%) Risk Management
19 52 (2.55%) Problem Management
20 51 (2.50%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 241 (11.83%) SQL
2 74 (3.63%) Java
3 67 (3.29%) VBA
4 42 (2.06%) C#
5 36 (1.77%) PowerShell
6 34 (1.67%) T-SQL
7 29 (1.42%) Perl
8 27 (1.33%) JavaScript
9 24 (1.18%) C
10 20 (0.98%) VBScript
11 18 (0.88%) VB.NET
11 18 (0.88%) Shell Script
12 17 (0.83%) VB
13 12 (0.59%) PL/SQL
14 11 (0.54%) C++
15 9 (0.44%) Bash Shell
15 9 (0.44%) AWK
16 8 (0.39%) PHP
17 7 (0.34%) C-shell
18 4 (0.20%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 170 (8.35%) Degree
2 86 (4.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 80 (3.93%) Security Cleared
4 49 (2.41%) MCP
5 43 (2.11%) SC Cleared
6 42 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
6 42 (2.06%) MCSE
7 39 (1.91%) MOS
8 34 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 34 (1.67%) PMI Certification
9 32 (1.57%) ISEB
10 25 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
11 24 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 23 (1.13%) MCSA
13 21 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 21 (1.03%) DV Cleared
14 20 (0.98%) A+ Certification
15 18 (0.88%) CCNA
16 17 (0.83%) CISSP
17 16 (0.79%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (4.12%) SLA
2 72 (3.53%) QA
3 16 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 15 (0.74%) ISO 9001
5 13 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.34%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.29%) COBIT
7 6 (0.29%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.15%) Basel III
8 3 (0.15%) BS7666
9 2 (0.098%) SNOMED CT
9 2 (0.098%) HL7
9 2 (0.098%) P3O
9 2 (0.098%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.049%) CRD IV
10 1 (0.049%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.049%) FATCA
10 1 (0.049%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 658 (32.30%) Active Directory
2 99 (4.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (2.06%) XenApp
4 39 (1.91%) Hyper-V
5 20 (0.98%) NLBS
6 19 (0.93%) Xen
7 18 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
7 18 (0.88%) vSphere
8 17 (0.83%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 15 (0.74%) Terminal Server
10 14 (0.69%) VMware ESX
11 13 (0.64%) XenDesktop
12 10 (0.49%) ISA Server
13 8 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
14 7 (0.34%) Terminal Services
15 5 (0.25%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 3 (0.15%) Oracle RMAN
17 2 (0.098%) Firmware
17 2 (0.098%) MetaFrame
17 2 (0.098%) Samba
Systems Management
1 95 (4.66%) SCCM
2 38 (1.87%) HP Quality Center
3 27 (1.33%) WSUS
4 18 (0.88%) SCOM
5 15 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
6 14 (0.69%) Backup Exec
7 12 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 11 (0.54%) DameWare
8 11 (0.54%) Tivoli
9 9 (0.44%) SCVMM
10 8 (0.39%) Casper Suite
11 7 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
12 6 (0.29%) OpenView
12 6 (0.29%) OVSD
12 6 (0.29%) SCDPM
12 6 (0.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 5 (0.25%) NetBackup
14 4 (0.20%) Control-M
14 4 (0.20%) ZENworks
15 3 (0.15%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 1070 (52.53%) Microsoft
2 218 (10.70%) Citrix
3 137 (6.73%) VMware
4 135 (6.63%) Cisco
5 102 (5.01%) Oracle
6 91 (4.47%) HP
7 84 (4.12%) Lotus
8 74 (3.63%) SAP
9 65 (3.19%) Apple
10 56 (2.75%) Remedy
11 49 (2.41%) Adobe
12 45 (2.21%) Bloomberg
13 44 (2.16%) IBM
14 39 (1.91%) Reuters
15 37 (1.82%) CheckPoint
16 36 (1.77%) Symantec
17 31 (1.52%) Dell
18 30 (1.47%) ServiceNow
19 24 (1.18%) Interwoven
20 22 (1.08%) McAfee
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 19 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £125.00 - £145.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 225 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 - £495 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £160 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £200 - 250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Proteus Europe
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £140 - 155 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £150 - 180 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
London
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Qualserv Consulting
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Edissero Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £14 - £18 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £320.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
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Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
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