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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 43 40 34
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -6
Contract jobs citing MS Office 986 1130 1290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 4.07% 4.56% 4.93%
As % of the Applications category 34.92% 38.34% 38.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 647 728
Average daily rate
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£275 £315 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.69% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £266 £263
% change year-on-year
+9.02% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 119 144
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £24.50 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +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
2824 2947 3357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.66% 11.90% 12.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1834 1865 2140
Average daily rate £350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £188 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 161 228
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.28 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.48 £26.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.12 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.76% -5.53%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +3 286 £275 -15.38% 76
Canary Wharf +4 12 £438 +24.28%
Docklands, London +9 10 £400 +1.26%
Uxbridge -2 9 - - 1
Croydon -6 5 £430 +7.76% 4
Bromley -3 4 £270 -40.00% 1
Kingston Upon Thames +1 3 - - 4
Greenford - 3 - - 1
Harrow +1 2 £125 -
West Drayton - 2 - -
Hounslow 0 1 £200 -23.80%
Chessington - 1 £140 - 1
Westminster - 1 £600 -
Ealing - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Erith - - - - 1
Wembley - - - -
Greenwich - - - - 1
Hackney - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Chislehurst - - - -
Barnet - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Bexley - - - -
Ilford - - - -
Mitcham - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Orpington - - - - 1
Pinner - - - -
Romford - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - - 1
Upminster - - - -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 1016 (51.63%) Microsoft
2 949 (48.22%) Windows
3 934 (47.46%) MS Excel
4 615 (31.25%) Windows 7
5 610 (31.00%) Active Directory
6 539 (27.39%) Finance
7 388 (19.72%) ITIL
8 371 (18.85%) Windows XP
9 291 (14.79%) MS PowerPoint
10 262 (13.31%) Project Management
11 255 (12.96%) Banking
12 243 (12.35%) MS Exchange
13 233 (11.84%) Blackberry
14 229 (11.64%) SQL
15 228 (11.59%) SharePoint
16 223 (11.33%) MS Visio
17 222 (11.28%) MS Project
18 209 (10.62%) Citrix
19 204 (10.37%) Windows Server 2008
20 178 (9.04%) Degree
21 170 (8.64%) Windows Server 2003
22 159 (8.08%) Legal
23 158 (8.03%) PRINCE2
24 134 (6.81%) SQL Server
25 132 (6.71%) Law
26 127 (6.45%) Cisco
27 126 (6.40%) VMware
28 116 (5.89%) Migration
29 111 (5.64%) Oracle
30 104 (5.28%) Document Management

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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
1 243 (12.35%) MS Exchange
2 228 (11.59%) SharePoint
3 90 (4.57%) IBM Notes
4 86 (4.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 86 (4.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 41 (2.08%) Lync
5 41 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
6 40 (2.03%) IIS
7 38 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2003
8 36 (1.83%) CMS
9 33 (1.68%) SharePoint 2010
10 31 (1.58%) WorkSite
11 18 (0.91%) SharePoint Server
12 16 (0.81%) Tomcat
12 16 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
13 15 (0.76%) WebLogic
13 15 (0.76%) SAS
13 15 (0.76%) MS Project Server
14 10 (0.51%) Confluence
15 9 (0.46%) Documentum
Applications
1 934 (47.46%) MS Excel
2 291 (14.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 223 (11.33%) MS Visio
4 222 (11.28%) MS Project
5 30 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
6 25 (1.27%) Photoshop
7 16 (0.81%) AutoCAD
8 14 (0.71%) Acrobat
9 13 (0.66%) Adobe Captivate
10 8 (0.41%) InDesign
11 5 (0.25%) RoboHelp
12 4 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
13 3 (0.15%) FastStats
14 2 (0.10%) SPSS
14 2 (0.10%) PowerPivot
15 1 (0.051%) FrameMaker
15 1 (0.051%) CorelDRAW
15 1 (0.051%) GIMP
15 1 (0.051%) OmniGraffle
15 1 (0.051%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 10 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
1 10 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
2 9 (0.46%) SAP FI
3 8 (0.41%) SAP FI/CO
3 8 (0.41%) SAP CO
4 7 (0.36%) Misys Midas
4 7 (0.36%) Oracle Retail
4 7 (0.36%) Eikon
5 6 (0.30%) Cerner Millennium
5 6 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
6 5 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.20%) assyst
7 4 (0.20%) IntelliMatch
7 4 (0.20%) SiteCatalyst
8 3 (0.15%) Temenos T24
9 2 (0.10%) Endur
9 2 (0.10%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.10%) ZaiNet
9 2 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 48 (2.44%) Office 365
2 5 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.20%) PaaS
3 4 (0.20%) IaaS
4 3 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.10%) SaaS
5 2 (0.10%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.051%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 85 (4.32%) LAN
2 73 (3.71%) TCP/IP
2 73 (3.71%) DNS
3 71 (3.61%) WAN
4 69 (3.51%) VPN
4 69 (3.51%) Internet
5 63 (3.20%) Firewall
6 57 (2.90%) DHCP
7 56 (2.85%) Intranet
8 45 (2.29%) SAN
9 37 (1.88%) Wireless
10 35 (1.78%) VoIP
11 24 (1.22%) MPLS
12 21 (1.07%) FTP
13 19 (0.97%) IP Telephony
14 17 (0.86%) DSL
15 16 (0.81%) BIG-IP
16 13 (0.66%) HTTP
17 12 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
17 12 (0.61%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (6.81%) SQL Server
2 44 (2.24%) Relational Database
3 29 (1.47%) MS Access
4 26 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
5 24 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 22 (1.12%) Oracle Database
6 22 (1.12%) Crystal Reports
7 16 (0.81%) QlikView
8 15 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 15 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
9 14 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
10 11 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (0.41%) RDBMS
11 8 (0.41%) SQL Server 2000
11 8 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (0.36%) MySQL
12 7 (0.36%) BusinessObjects XI
13 6 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 4 (0.20%) Oracle BI EE
14 4 (0.20%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 34 (1.73%) JIRA
2 19 (0.97%) Subversion
2 19 (0.97%) Visual Studio
3 14 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (0.56%) Maven
5 7 (0.36%) MSI
5 7 (0.36%) ProC
6 6 (0.30%) JUnit
6 6 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
7 5 (0.25%) Eclipse
7 5 (0.25%) Dreamweaver
7 5 (0.25%) QuickTest Pro
7 5 (0.25%) Git (software)
7 5 (0.25%) Jenkins
8 4 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (0.20%) Cucumber
8 4 (0.20%) WebDriver
8 4 (0.20%) Concordion
8 4 (0.20%) Ant
8 4 (0.20%) Bugzilla
General
1 539 (27.39%) Finance
2 255 (12.96%) Banking
3 159 (8.08%) Legal
4 132 (6.71%) Law
5 96 (4.88%) Investment Banking
6 89 (4.52%) Retail
7 59 (3.00%) Marketing
8 50 (2.54%) Telecoms
9 46 (2.34%) Back Office
10 41 (2.08%) Financial Institution
11 34 (1.73%) Front Office
12 30 (1.52%) Publishing
13 26 (1.32%) French Language
14 24 (1.22%) Advertising
15 22 (1.12%) Retail Banking
16 21 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
17 17 (0.86%) Billing
18 15 (0.76%) Manufacturing
19 7 (0.36%) Games
20 5 (0.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 658 (33.43%) Analyst
2 205 (10.42%) Support Engineer
3 198 (10.06%) Support Analyst
4 177 (8.99%) 2nd Line Support
5 172 (8.74%) Service Analyst
6 165 (8.38%) Service Desk Analyst
7 160 (8.13%) Desktop Support
8 126 (6.40%) 1st Line Support
9 107 (5.44%) Business Analyst
10 106 (5.39%) Project Manager
11 92 (4.67%) Desktop Engineer
12 72 (3.66%) Trainer
13 69 (3.51%) Coordinator
14 67 (3.40%) Developer
15 66 (3.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 64 (3.25%) Help Desk Analyst
17 56 (2.85%) Desktop Analyst
18 55 (2.79%) 1st Line Support Engineer
19 50 (2.54%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
19 50 (2.54%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (3.91%) .NET
2 62 (3.15%) HTML
3 39 (1.98%) XML
4 21 (1.07%) Web Services
5 20 (1.02%) CSS
6 18 (0.91%) Swing
7 14 (0.71%) J2EE
8 13 (0.66%) ASP.NET
8 13 (0.66%) Application Packaging
9 12 (0.61%) FIX Protocol
10 10 (0.51%) Middleware
11 9 (0.46%) .NET Framework
12 8 (0.41%) WPF
12 8 (0.41%) JSP
13 7 (0.36%) jQuery
13 7 (0.36%) REST
14 6 (0.30%) SOAP
14 6 (0.30%) Flash
14 6 (0.30%) WCF
15 5 (0.25%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 233 (11.84%) Blackberry
2 76 (3.86%) Management Information System
3 36 (1.83%) iPhone
4 35 (1.78%) NHS
5 31 (1.58%) Thin Client
5 31 (1.58%) Fat Client
5 31 (1.58%) CMDB
6 30 (1.52%) iPad
7 29 (1.47%) Handset
8 28 (1.42%) Computer Science
9 27 (1.37%) PMI
10 26 (1.32%) E-Learning
11 25 (1.27%) Equities
12 24 (1.22%) Social Media
13 20 (1.02%) Hedge funds
14 19 (0.97%) Derivative
15 17 (0.86%) Statistics
15 17 (0.86%) Wiki
16 16 (0.81%) Client/Server
17 15 (0.76%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 949 (48.22%) Windows
2 615 (31.25%) Windows 7
3 371 (18.85%) Windows XP
4 204 (10.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 170 (8.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 78 (3.96%) UNIX
7 69 (3.51%) Windows 8
8 48 (2.44%) Windows Vista
8 48 (2.44%) Android
9 40 (2.03%) Windows 2000
10 38 (1.93%) Linux
11 34 (1.73%) Windows Server 2012
12 32 (1.63%) Mac OS X
13 31 (1.58%) Apple iOS
14 27 (1.37%) Mac OS
15 13 (0.66%) Solaris
16 12 (0.61%) AIX
17 10 (0.51%) Windows 2000 Server
18 6 (0.30%) Windows NT
19 4 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 388 (19.72%) ITIL
2 262 (13.31%) Project Management
3 158 (8.03%) PRINCE2
4 116 (5.89%) Migration
5 104 (5.28%) Document Management
6 94 (4.78%) Change Management
7 91 (4.62%) Stakeholder Management
7 91 (4.62%) Service Management
8 71 (3.61%) Service Delivery
9 69 (3.51%) Business Analysis
10 65 (3.30%) Incident Management
11 58 (2.95%) Data Analysis
11 58 (2.95%) Asset Management
12 56 (2.85%) User Acceptance Testing
13 55 (2.79%) Time Management
14 53 (2.69%) Change Control
15 47 (2.39%) Problem Management
16 46 (2.34%) CRM
17 45 (2.29%) Risk Management
18 43 (2.18%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 229 (11.64%) SQL
2 69 (3.51%) Java
3 58 (2.95%) VBA
4 38 (1.93%) C#
5 34 (1.73%) Perl
6 32 (1.63%) PowerShell
7 29 (1.47%) JavaScript
8 26 (1.32%) C
9 23 (1.17%) PL/SQL
10 22 (1.12%) T-SQL
11 20 (1.02%) VB
12 19 (0.97%) Shell Script
13 17 (0.86%) VB.NET
13 17 (0.86%) VBScript
14 14 (0.71%) C++
15 12 (0.61%) AWK
16 10 (0.51%) C-shell
17 8 (0.41%) Bash Shell
17 8 (0.41%) PHP
18 7 (0.36%) Python
Qualifications
1 178 (9.04%) Degree
2 84 (4.27%) Security Cleared
3 78 (3.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 54 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
5 46 (2.34%) MCP
5 46 (2.34%) SC Cleared
6 37 (1.88%) MCSE
7 34 (1.73%) PMI Certification
8 30 (1.52%) MOS
8 30 (1.52%) ISEB
9 28 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 24 (1.22%) MCITP
11 23 (1.17%) DV Cleared
12 20 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 17 (0.86%) A+ Certification
13 17 (0.86%) PMP
13 17 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
14 15 (0.76%) MCSA
15 13 (0.66%) CISSP
15 13 (0.66%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (3.61%) QA
2 66 (3.35%) SLA
3 22 (1.12%) ISO 9001
4 15 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.46%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.41%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.30%) Basel III
8 6 (0.30%) COBIT
9 3 (0.15%) BS7666
10 2 (0.10%) FATCA
10 2 (0.10%) GxP
11 1 (0.051%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.051%) EMIR
11 1 (0.051%) CRD IV
11 1 (0.051%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 610 (31.00%) Active Directory
2 91 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (2.34%) XenApp
4 27 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
5 25 (1.27%) Hyper-V
6 16 (0.81%) NLBS
7 15 (0.76%) Xen
7 15 (0.76%) vSphere
8 14 (0.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 14 (0.71%) Terminal Server
9 13 (0.66%) VMware ESX
10 11 (0.56%) XenDesktop
11 10 (0.51%) ISA Server
12 8 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
13 7 (0.36%) Terminal Services
14 5 (0.25%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 3 (0.15%) MetaFrame
16 2 (0.10%) Samba
16 2 (0.10%) VMware Server
16 2 (0.10%) UAG
Systems Management
1 83 (4.22%) SCCM
2 32 (1.63%) HP Quality Center
3 19 (0.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 17 (0.86%) WSUS
5 14 (0.71%) Tivoli
5 14 (0.71%) Backup Exec
6 10 (0.51%) SCOM
7 9 (0.46%) DameWare
7 9 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (0.30%) OVSD
8 6 (0.30%) OpenView
9 5 (0.25%) NetBackup
9 5 (0.25%) ARCserve
10 4 (0.20%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 4 (0.20%) ZENworks
11 3 (0.15%) HP SIM
11 3 (0.15%) Puppet
11 3 (0.15%) HP UCMDB
11 3 (0.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 3 (0.15%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 1016 (51.63%) Microsoft
2 209 (10.62%) Citrix
3 127 (6.45%) Cisco
4 126 (6.40%) VMware
5 111 (5.64%) Oracle
6 92 (4.67%) HP
7 89 (4.52%) Lotus
8 82 (4.17%) SAP
9 64 (3.25%) Apple
10 53 (2.69%) Bloomberg
11 49 (2.49%) Adobe
12 47 (2.39%) IBM
13 46 (2.34%) Remedy
14 45 (2.29%) Reuters
15 31 (1.58%) CheckPoint
15 31 (1.58%) Dell
16 28 (1.42%) ServiceNow
17 19 (0.97%) LANDesk
17 19 (0.97%) Symantec
18 18 (0.91%) Fidessa
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