The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the London region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 43 39 33
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -6
Contract jobs citing MS Office 977 1123 1309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.16% 4.63% 4.98%
As % of the Applications category 35.99% 37.94% 38.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 588 655 747
Average daily rate
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£275 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £289 £265 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.96% -3.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 117 142
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.96 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.88% +11.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £24.70 £22.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.11 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-0.77% +4.51%
Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
2715 2960 3396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.55% 12.20% 12.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1769 1867 2122
Average daily rate £350 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £195 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £301
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 168 231
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.59 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.20% +6.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
MS Office
England

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 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +1 269 £263 -18.60% 70
Docklands, London +8 12 £450 +16.88% 1
Canary Wharf +5 12 £438 +23.76%
Uxbridge 0 8 £550 +34.14%
Croydon -5 8 £235 -41.10% 1
Bromley +2 5 £270 -40.00%
Sidcup +1 4 - -
Harrow +2 3 £125 - 2
Barnet - 1 £213 - 1
Ilford - 1 - -
Wembley - 1 - -
West Drayton - 1 - -
Greenford - 1 - -
Westminster - 1 £600 -
Wimbledon - 1 - -
Chiswick - - - - 1
Mayfair - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Hackney - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 2
Mitcham - - - -
Orpington - - - -
Pinner - - - -
Romford - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Upminster - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Bexley - - - -
Chessington - - - - 1
Chislehurst - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Erith - - - - 1
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 992 (50.30%) Microsoft
2 937 (47.52%) MS Excel
3 930 (47.16%) Windows
4 606 (30.73%) Windows 7
5 578 (29.31%) Active Directory
6 555 (28.14%) Finance
7 408 (20.69%) ITIL
8 354 (17.95%) Windows XP
9 303 (15.37%) MS PowerPoint
10 276 (14.00%) Project Management
11 257 (13.03%) Banking
12 237 (12.02%) SharePoint
12 237 (12.02%) MS Exchange
13 236 (11.97%) Blackberry
14 232 (11.76%) MS Project
15 216 (10.95%) SQL
15 216 (10.95%) MS Visio
16 209 (10.60%) Citrix
17 197 (9.99%) Windows Server 2008
18 178 (9.03%) Degree
19 166 (8.42%) PRINCE2
20 160 (8.11%) Legal
21 159 (8.06%) Windows Server 2003
22 144 (7.30%) Law
23 134 (6.80%) SQL Server
24 126 (6.39%) VMware
25 122 (6.19%) Cisco
26 116 (5.88%) Document Management
27 114 (5.78%) Migration
28 100 (5.07%) Service Management

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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
1 237 (12.02%) SharePoint
1 237 (12.02%) MS Exchange
2 93 (4.72%) IBM Notes
3 88 (4.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 81 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 40 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2007
6 39 (1.98%) Lync
6 39 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2003
7 35 (1.77%) CMS
8 34 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
8 34 (1.72%) IIS
9 32 (1.62%) WorkSite
10 18 (0.91%) SharePoint Server
11 17 (0.86%) SAS
12 16 (0.81%) MS Project Server
13 15 (0.76%) WebLogic
13 15 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
14 11 (0.56%) Tomcat
15 10 (0.51%) Confluence
16 8 (0.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 937 (47.52%) MS Excel
2 303 (15.37%) MS PowerPoint
3 232 (11.76%) MS Project
4 216 (10.95%) MS Visio
5 26 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
5 26 (1.32%) Photoshop
6 15 (0.76%) Acrobat
7 13 (0.66%) AutoCAD
7 13 (0.66%) Adobe Captivate
8 10 (0.51%) InDesign
9 5 (0.25%) RoboHelp
10 4 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.10%) PowerPivot
11 2 (0.10%) FastStats
11 2 (0.10%) SPSS
12 1 (0.051%) Pro/ENGINEER
12 1 (0.051%) CorelDRAW
12 1 (0.051%) FrameMaker
12 1 (0.051%) Open Workbench
12 1 (0.051%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 9 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
1 9 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
2 8 (0.41%) SAP CO
2 8 (0.41%) SAP FI/CO
2 8 (0.41%) SAP FI
3 7 (0.35%) Misys Midas
3 7 (0.35%) Eikon
3 7 (0.35%) Oracle Retail
4 6 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.30%) Cerner Millennium
5 5 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (0.20%) SiteCatalyst
6 4 (0.20%) IntelliMatch
6 4 (0.20%) RMDS
6 4 (0.20%) assyst
6 4 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.10%) Aligne
7 2 (0.10%) Summit
7 2 (0.10%) FLEXCUBE
7 2 (0.10%) ZaiNet
Cloud Services
1 48 (2.43%) Office 365
2 5 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.20%) PaaS
3 4 (0.20%) IaaS
4 3 (0.15%) Google Apps
4 3 (0.15%) SaaS
5 1 (0.051%) GitHub
5 1 (0.051%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 89 (4.51%) LAN
2 70 (3.55%) WAN
2 70 (3.55%) TCP/IP
3 69 (3.50%) VPN
3 69 (3.50%) Internet
4 67 (3.40%) DNS
5 56 (2.84%) Intranet
6 55 (2.79%) Firewall
7 51 (2.59%) DHCP
8 42 (2.13%) Wireless
9 41 (2.08%) SAN
10 35 (1.77%) VoIP
11 20 (1.01%) MPLS
12 19 (0.96%) FTP
12 19 (0.96%) IP Telephony
13 15 (0.76%) DSL
14 14 (0.71%) BIG-IP
15 13 (0.66%) Cisco IOS
16 11 (0.56%) HTTP
17 10 (0.51%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (6.80%) SQL Server
2 45 (2.28%) Relational Database
3 30 (1.52%) MS Access
4 26 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
5 21 (1.06%) Oracle Database
6 19 (0.96%) Crystal Reports
6 19 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 17 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
8 16 (0.81%) QlikView
9 12 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
9 12 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
10 10 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (0.41%) SQL Server 2000
11 8 (0.41%) MySQL
12 7 (0.35%) RDBMS
12 7 (0.35%) BusinessObjects XI
12 7 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
13 6 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 4 (0.20%) MongoDB
14 4 (0.20%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 31 (1.57%) JIRA
2 17 (0.86%) Visual Studio
3 15 (0.76%) Subversion
4 11 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (0.46%) Maven
6 7 (0.35%) ProC
6 7 (0.35%) MSI
7 6 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
8 5 (0.25%) QuickTest Pro
8 5 (0.25%) Dreamweaver
8 5 (0.25%) Git (software)
9 4 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (0.20%) Bugzilla
9 4 (0.20%) JUnit
10 3 (0.15%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.15%) Ant
10 3 (0.15%) ERwin
10 3 (0.15%) Selenium
10 3 (0.15%) Jenkins
10 3 (0.15%) WebDriver
General
1 555 (28.14%) Finance
2 257 (13.03%) Banking
3 160 (8.11%) Legal
4 144 (7.30%) Law
5 94 (4.77%) Investment Banking
6 75 (3.80%) Retail
7 64 (3.25%) Marketing
8 53 (2.69%) Telecoms
9 49 (2.48%) Back Office
10 45 (2.28%) Financial Institution
11 35 (1.77%) Front Office
12 34 (1.72%) Publishing
13 31 (1.57%) Advertising
14 27 (1.37%) French Language
15 22 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
16 17 (0.86%) Billing
17 16 (0.81%) Retail Banking
18 12 (0.61%) Manufacturing
19 9 (0.46%) Games
20 6 (0.30%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 660 (33.47%) Analyst
2 201 (10.19%) Support Analyst
2 201 (10.19%) Support Engineer
3 179 (9.08%) Service Analyst
4 178 (9.03%) 2nd Line Support
5 171 (8.67%) Service Desk Analyst
6 159 (8.06%) Desktop Support
7 123 (6.24%) 1st Line Support
8 111 (5.63%) Project Manager
9 103 (5.22%) Business Analyst
10 83 (4.21%) Desktop Engineer
11 80 (4.06%) Coordinator
12 73 (3.70%) Trainer
13 70 (3.55%) Help Desk Analyst
14 64 (3.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 60 (3.04%) Desktop Analyst
16 59 (2.99%) Developer
17 56 (2.84%) Consultant
18 53 (2.69%) Desktop Support Analyst
18 53 (2.69%) 1st Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (3.85%) .NET
2 66 (3.35%) HTML
3 40 (2.03%) XML
4 21 (1.06%) Web Services
4 21 (1.06%) CSS
5 17 (0.86%) Swing
6 13 (0.66%) Application Packaging
7 12 (0.61%) FIX Protocol
7 12 (0.61%) ASP.NET
8 11 (0.56%) Middleware
9 10 (0.51%) WPF
9 10 (0.51%) .NET Framework
9 10 (0.51%) J2EE
10 9 (0.46%) Flash
10 9 (0.46%) jQuery
11 7 (0.35%) SOAP
11 7 (0.35%) REST
12 6 (0.30%) WCF
12 6 (0.30%) Windows SharePoint Services
12 6 (0.30%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 236 (11.97%) Blackberry
2 76 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 35 (1.77%) iPhone
4 34 (1.72%) NHS
5 33 (1.67%) Fat Client
5 33 (1.67%) Handset
5 33 (1.67%) Thin Client
6 32 (1.62%) PMI
6 32 (1.62%) CMDB
7 30 (1.52%) Equities
8 27 (1.37%) E-Learning
8 27 (1.37%) iPad
9 25 (1.27%) Hedge funds
10 24 (1.22%) Social Media
11 23 (1.17%) Computer Science
12 19 (0.96%) Derivative
13 18 (0.91%) Client/Server
14 17 (0.86%) Wiki
15 16 (0.81%) Graphic Design
15 16 (0.81%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 930 (47.16%) Windows
2 606 (30.73%) Windows 7
3 354 (17.95%) Windows XP
4 197 (9.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 159 (8.06%) Windows Server 2003
6 75 (3.80%) UNIX
7 71 (3.60%) Windows 8
8 45 (2.28%) Windows Vista
9 44 (2.23%) Android
10 41 (2.08%) Linux
11 38 (1.93%) Windows 2000
12 32 (1.62%) Mac OS X
13 31 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
14 26 (1.32%) Apple iOS
15 22 (1.12%) Mac OS
16 12 (0.61%) Windows 2000 Server
17 11 (0.56%) Solaris
18 9 (0.46%) AIX
19 4 (0.20%) Windows NT
20 3 (0.15%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 408 (20.69%) ITIL
2 276 (14.00%) Project Management
3 166 (8.42%) PRINCE2
4 116 (5.88%) Document Management
5 114 (5.78%) Migration
6 100 (5.07%) Service Management
7 97 (4.92%) Change Management
8 95 (4.82%) Stakeholder Management
9 86 (4.36%) Service Delivery
10 72 (3.65%) Business Analysis
11 70 (3.55%) Incident Management
12 62 (3.14%) Data Analysis
12 62 (3.14%) Asset Management
13 57 (2.89%) Time Management
14 55 (2.79%) User Acceptance Testing
15 54 (2.74%) Problem Management
16 51 (2.59%) Change Control
17 48 (2.43%) CRM
18 46 (2.33%) Configuration Management
19 45 (2.28%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 216 (10.95%) SQL
2 60 (3.04%) Java
3 56 (2.84%) VBA
4 34 (1.72%) C#
5 33 (1.67%) Perl
6 32 (1.62%) JavaScript
7 31 (1.57%) PowerShell
8 28 (1.42%) C
9 22 (1.12%) PL/SQL
10 21 (1.06%) VB
11 19 (0.96%) Shell Script
11 19 (0.96%) T-SQL
12 18 (0.91%) VB.NET
13 17 (0.86%) VBScript
14 13 (0.66%) C++
15 12 (0.61%) AWK
16 10 (0.51%) C-shell
17 8 (0.41%) PHP
18 7 (0.35%) Python
19 6 (0.30%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 178 (9.03%) Degree
2 93 (4.72%) Security Cleared
3 86 (4.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 75 (3.80%) ITIL Certification
5 49 (2.48%) SC Cleared
6 48 (2.43%) MCP
7 43 (2.18%) MCSE
8 39 (1.98%) PMI Certification
9 30 (1.52%) ISEB
10 28 (1.42%) DV Cleared
11 25 (1.27%) MCITP
11 25 (1.27%) MOS
12 24 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 19 (0.96%) PMP
13 19 (0.96%) MCDST
13 19 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 17 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
15 16 (0.81%) A+ Certification
16 14 (0.71%) MCSA
17 12 (0.61%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (3.70%) SLA
2 72 (3.65%) QA
3 23 (1.17%) ISO 9001
4 12 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (0.46%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.46%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.30%) Basel III
8 2 (0.10%) EMIR
8 2 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.10%) COBIT
8 2 (0.10%) GxP
8 2 (0.10%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.051%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.051%) CRD IV
9 1 (0.051%) P3O
9 1 (0.051%) FATCA
System Software
1 578 (29.31%) Active Directory
2 86 (4.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (2.28%) XenApp
4 27 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
5 24 (1.22%) Hyper-V
6 17 (0.86%) vSphere
7 15 (0.76%) VMware ESX
8 14 (0.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 14 (0.71%) NLBS
8 14 (0.71%) Terminal Server
9 13 (0.66%) Xen
10 10 (0.51%) ISA Server
11 9 (0.46%) XenDesktop
12 8 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
12 8 (0.41%) Terminal Services
13 5 (0.25%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 3 (0.15%) MetaFrame
15 2 (0.10%) UAG
15 2 (0.10%) VMware Server
15 2 (0.10%) Samba
Systems Management
1 75 (3.80%) SCCM
2 26 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
3 22 (1.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 15 (0.76%) Tivoli
5 14 (0.71%) WSUS
6 13 (0.66%) Backup Exec
7 10 (0.51%) SCOM
8 9 (0.46%) DameWare
9 8 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (0.30%) OVSD
10 6 (0.30%) OpenView
10 6 (0.30%) ARCserve
11 5 (0.25%) NetBackup
12 4 (0.20%) Tivoli Identity Manager
12 4 (0.20%) ZENworks
13 3 (0.15%) MIMEsweeper
13 3 (0.15%) HP UCMDB
13 3 (0.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 3 (0.15%) HP SIM
13 3 (0.15%) Puppet
Vendors
1 992 (50.30%) Microsoft
2 209 (10.60%) Citrix
3 126 (6.39%) VMware
4 122 (6.19%) Cisco
5 99 (5.02%) Oracle
6 92 (4.67%) Lotus
7 87 (4.41%) HP
8 85 (4.31%) SAP
9 57 (2.89%) Apple
10 54 (2.74%) Bloomberg
11 52 (2.64%) Adobe
12 46 (2.33%) IBM
12 46 (2.33%) Reuters
12 46 (2.33%) Remedy
13 31 (1.57%) ServiceNow
14 28 (1.42%) Dell
15 26 (1.32%) CheckPoint
16 20 (1.01%) Business Objects
17 18 (0.91%) Sybase
17 18 (0.91%) Symantec
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £10 to £12 per hour
Posted: 7 hours ago
Twickenham, Middlesex
Ventula Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £300 - £370 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £440 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Central London / West End
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £220.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Thebes IT
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £100.00 - £120.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £140 to £150 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £10 - £13 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £30 - £45 per hour + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £30 - £45 per hour + NEGOTIABLE
Posted: 2 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £30 - £45 per hour + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £30 - £45 per hour + NEGOTIABLE
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £170 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £8 to £10 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago