Period
to 20 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Microsoft Office skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Office over the 6 months to 20 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Office
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 70 48
Rank change year-on-year -6 -22 -11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 219 203 277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.11% 3.26% 3.89%
As % of the Applications category 37.24% 38.52% 35.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 135 174
City of London median daily rate £307 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.33% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £133 £125 £143
90th Percentile £603 £556 £548
Central London median daily rate £300 £300 £288
% change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 20
City of London median hourly rate £15.50 £19.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.42% +11.76% +13.33%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.30 £8.73
90th Percentile £25.48 £39.50 £20.50
Central London median hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year -16.67% +7.46% +15.52%

Microsoft Office is in the Software Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 588 527 779
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.35% 8.48% 10.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 435 349 588
City of London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £167 £162 £172
90th Percentile £625 £575 £604
Central London median daily rate £390 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +0.65% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 19 28
City of London median hourly rate £20.86 £19.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.80% +13.43% +12.79%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.81 £10.33
90th Percentile £33.25 £60.50 £25.15
Central London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.13 £15.75
% change year-on-year +13.10% +15.08% +8.62%

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Microsoft Office as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in the City of London

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Office in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in the City of London

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in the City of London over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in the City of London

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in the City of London

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in the City of London over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Office in the City of London

Microsoft Office
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Office within the City of London region over the 6 months to 20 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge - 3 - -
Microsoft Office
Central London

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 115 (52.51%) Microsoft
2 89 (40.64%) Windows
3 84 (38.36%) Finance
4 71 (32.42%) Microsoft Excel
5 61 (27.85%) Active Directory
6 45 (20.55%) Windows 7
7 44 (20.09%) Banking
8 38 (17.35%) Office 365
9 35 (15.98%) Analytical Skills
10 34 (15.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 34 (15.53%) Citrix
10 34 (15.53%) ITIL
11 33 (15.07%) Degree
12 31 (14.16%) Windows 10
13 28 (12.79%) Project Management
14 26 (11.87%) SQL
15 21 (9.59%) MS Exchange
16 19 (8.68%) MS Visio
17 18 (8.22%) Microsoft Project
17 18 (8.22%) Blackberry
18 17 (7.76%) Bloomberg
18 17 (7.76%) Law
18 17 (7.76%) Legal
18 17 (7.76%) Stakeholder Management
19 16 (7.31%) Reuters
19 16 (7.31%) SCCM
19 16 (7.31%) Windows Server
20 15 (6.85%) Investment Banking
20 15 (6.85%) Windows 8
20 15 (6.85%) Internet

Microsoft Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 21 (9.59%) MS Exchange
2 12 (5.48%) SharePoint
3 8 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (2.28%) IIS
6 4 (1.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (1.83%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (1.37%) CMS
7 3 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (1.37%) SAS
8 1 (0.46%) Apache
8 1 (0.46%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.46%) Confluence
8 1 (0.46%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.46%) JBoss
8 1 (0.46%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.46%) WebSphere
Applications
1 71 (32.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (15.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 19 (8.68%) MS Visio
4 18 (8.22%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (2.28%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.91%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.46%) InDesign
7 1 (0.46%) InVision
Business Applications
1 5 (2.28%) Kondor
2 2 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.91%) Eikon
2 2 (0.91%) Workfront
3 1 (0.46%) Investran
3 1 (0.46%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.46%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 38 (17.35%) Office 365
2 7 (3.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.37%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 3 (1.37%) SaaS
4 2 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.46%) IaaS
5 1 (0.46%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.85%) Internet
2 12 (5.48%) Intranet
3 11 (5.02%) DNS
4 10 (4.57%) DHCP
5 8 (3.65%) LAN
5 8 (3.65%) TCP/IP
6 6 (2.74%) VPN
7 5 (2.28%) Skype
8 4 (1.83%) WAN
9 3 (1.37%) Telnet
9 3 (1.37%) VoIP
10 2 (0.91%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.91%) Firewall
10 2 (0.91%) NAS
10 2 (0.91%) Network Security
10 2 (0.91%) SAN
10 2 (0.91%) SMTP
10 2 (0.91%) SSL
10 2 (0.91%) VSAN
11 1 (0.46%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (3.20%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.83%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (1.83%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.91%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.91%) Maltego
5 1 (0.46%) DB2
5 1 (0.46%) DTS
5 1 (0.46%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (0.46%) GIS
5 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.46%) MS Access
5 1 (0.46%) OLAP
5 1 (0.46%) Power BI
5 1 (0.46%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (2.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (1.83%) Selenium
3 3 (1.37%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.37%) JIRA
3 3 (1.37%) Subversion
4 1 (0.46%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.46%) MSI
4 1 (0.46%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.46%) Toad
4 1 (0.46%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.46%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.46%) XMLSpy
General
1 84 (38.36%) Finance
2 44 (20.09%) Banking
3 17 (7.76%) Law
3 17 (7.76%) Legal
4 15 (6.85%) Investment Banking
5 13 (5.94%) Marketing
6 8 (3.65%) Financial Institution
6 8 (3.65%) Front Office
7 5 (2.28%) Advertising
8 3 (1.37%) Back Office
8 3 (1.37%) Retail
9 2 (0.91%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.91%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.46%) Billing
10 1 (0.46%) German Language
10 1 (0.46%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 62 (28.31%) Analyst
2 29 (13.24%) Desktop Support
3 21 (9.59%) Service Analyst
4 20 (9.13%) Support Engineer
5 17 (7.76%) Service Desk Analyst
6 16 (7.31%) Project Manager
7 13 (5.94%) Business Analyst
7 13 (5.94%) Developer
8 11 (5.02%) Active Directory Support
9 10 (4.57%) 2nd Line Support
9 10 (4.57%) Support Analyst
10 9 (4.11%) 1st Line Support
10 9 (4.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 9 (4.11%) Coordinator
10 9 (4.11%) Desktop Engineer
10 9 (4.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 8 (3.65%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 8 (3.65%) Help Desk Support
11 8 (3.65%) Service Desk Support
12 7 (3.20%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.48%) .NET
2 6 (2.74%) XML
3 3 (1.37%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.91%) .NET Framework
4 2 (0.91%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (0.91%) Lucene
4 2 (0.91%) Natural Language Processing
4 2 (0.91%) OOXML
4 2 (0.91%) OpenNLP
4 2 (0.91%) TensorFlow
4 2 (0.91%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 2 (0.91%) WPF
4 2 (0.91%) XSLT
5 1 (0.46%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.46%) jQuery
5 1 (0.46%) Murex MxML
5 1 (0.46%) React
5 1 (0.46%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.46%) Spring
5 1 (0.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 35 (15.98%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (8.22%) Blackberry
3 12 (5.48%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.65%) Hedge funds
4 8 (3.65%) iPad
4 8 (3.65%) Social Media
5 6 (2.74%) iPhone
5 6 (2.74%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (2.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (2.28%) PMI
6 5 (2.28%) Smartphone
7 4 (1.83%) Fixed Income
7 4 (1.83%) User Experience
8 3 (1.37%) Credit Risk
8 3 (1.37%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (1.37%) Derivative
8 3 (1.37%) Equities
8 3 (1.37%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.37%) NHS
9 2 (0.91%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 89 (40.64%) Windows
2 45 (20.55%) Windows 7
3 31 (14.16%) Windows 10
4 16 (7.31%) Windows Server
5 15 (6.85%) Windows 8
6 9 (4.11%) Apple iOS
7 8 (3.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (3.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.83%) Android
8 4 (1.83%) Linux
8 4 (1.83%) Mac OS
8 4 (1.83%) Mac OS X
8 4 (1.83%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.37%) Unix
9 3 (1.37%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.91%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.46%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.46%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (15.53%) ITIL
2 28 (12.79%) Project Management
3 17 (7.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (6.39%) Migration
4 14 (6.39%) Risk Management
5 13 (5.94%) Change Management
6 11 (5.02%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (5.02%) PRINCE2
6 11 (5.02%) Service Management
7 10 (4.57%) Incident Management
7 10 (4.57%) Problem Management
8 9 (4.11%) Business Analysis
8 9 (4.11%) Cybersecurity
8 9 (4.11%) Test Scripting
8 9 (4.11%) Time Management
8 9 (4.11%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (3.65%) Document Management
10 7 (3.20%) Asset Management
10 7 (3.20%) ITIL V3
10 7 (3.20%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 26 (11.87%) SQL
2 9 (4.11%) C#
3 5 (2.28%) PowerShell
4 4 (1.83%) Java
5 3 (1.37%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.37%) VBA
6 2 (0.91%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.91%) Python
6 2 (0.91%) R
6 2 (0.91%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.91%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.46%) C
7 1 (0.46%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.46%) Perl
7 1 (0.46%) Ruby
7 1 (0.46%) Scala
7 1 (0.46%) VB
7 1 (0.46%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.46%) VBScript
7 1 (0.46%) XPath
Qualifications
1 33 (15.07%) Degree
2 12 (5.48%) Security Cleared
3 11 (5.02%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (3.20%) MCSE
4 7 (3.20%) SC Cleared
5 6 (2.74%) PMI Certification
6 5 (2.28%) PMP
7 4 (1.83%) APMP
7 4 (1.83%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (1.37%) MCDST
8 3 (1.37%) MCSA
8 3 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.91%) CEH
9 2 (0.91%) CISM
9 2 (0.91%) CISSP
9 2 (0.91%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.46%) CBAP
10 1 (0.46%) IIBA
10 1 (0.46%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.46%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.48%) PMO
2 9 (4.11%) SLA
3 5 (2.28%) GDPR
4 4 (1.83%) QA
5 2 (0.91%) EMIR
5 2 (0.91%) MiFID
5 2 (0.91%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.46%) Basel III
6 1 (0.46%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.46%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.46%) HL7
6 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.46%) P3O
6 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 61 (27.85%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.20%) XenApp
4 5 (2.28%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (1.83%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.83%) XenServer
6 3 (1.37%) Docker
7 1 (0.46%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.46%) Firmware
7 1 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.46%) UAG
7 1 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.46%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (7.31%) SCCM
2 4 (1.83%) SCOM
3 3 (1.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.91%) Ansible
4 2 (0.91%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.46%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.46%) DameWare
5 1 (0.46%) DatAdvantage
5 1 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.46%) Ionix
5 1 (0.46%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.46%) MAILsweeper
5 1 (0.46%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.46%) WSUS
5 1 (0.46%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 115 (52.51%) Microsoft
2 34 (15.53%) Citrix
3 17 (7.76%) Bloomberg
4 16 (7.31%) Reuters
5 10 (4.57%) VMware
6 8 (3.65%) Ivanti
7 7 (3.20%) Apple
7 7 (3.20%) Tableau
8 6 (2.74%) Cisco
8 6 (2.74%) Dell
9 5 (2.28%) Adobe
9 5 (2.28%) Remedy
9 5 (2.28%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (1.83%) Avaya
10 4 (1.83%) IBM
10 4 (1.83%) Wyse
11 3 (1.37%) F5
11 3 (1.37%) FactSet
11 3 (1.37%) HP
11 3 (1.37%) Oracle