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 3 months to 25 June 2017 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
London / City of London
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 61 42
Rank change year-on-year -7 -19  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 104 117 239
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.18% 3.52% 4.11%
As % of the Applications category 40.00% 38.36% 35.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 71 157
Median daily rate £300 £270 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -16.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £135 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £475 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £285 £289
% change year-on-year +5.26% -1.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 28
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.58% +21.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £10.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £85.50 £21.00 £25.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.78 £16.50 £13.60
% change year-on-year -16.51% +21.36%  

Microsoft Office is in the software application skills category. The next 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.

Contract Software Application Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 260 305 665
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 7.94% 9.18% 11.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 230 477
Median daily rate £395 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.85% -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £185 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £502 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 20 37
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +20.68%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £25.20 £37.82
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.64 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -5.21% +13.79%  

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Microsoft Office as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, 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.

1 102 (53.68%) Microsoft
2 77 (40.53%) Finance
3 74 (38.95%) Windows
4 50 (26.32%) Microsoft Excel
5 43 (22.63%) Active Directory
6 36 (18.95%) MS Visio
6 36 (18.95%) Agile Software Development
7 35 (18.42%) Project Management
8 34 (17.89%) SharePoint
8 34 (17.89%) Windows 7
9 32 (16.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 32 (16.84%) SQL
10 31 (16.32%) Stakeholder Management
11 27 (14.21%) ITIL
12 26 (13.68%) Banking
13 25 (13.16%) Microsoft Project
13 25 (13.16%) Blackberry
14 23 (12.11%) Citrix
14 23 (12.11%) PMO
15 21 (11.05%) Windows Server
15 21 (11.05%) PRINCE2
16 20 (10.53%) Degree
17 19 (10.00%) Change Management
17 19 (10.00%) SQL Server
18 18 (9.47%) JIRA
18 18 (9.47%) Office 365
18 18 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
19 17 (8.95%) Asset Management
20 16 (8.42%) Change Control
21 15 (7.89%) Incident Management

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 34 (17.89%) SharePoint
2 15 (7.89%) MS Exchange
3 10 (5.26%) Skype for Business
4 8 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (3.16%) IBM Notes
6 3 (1.58%) Confluence
7 2 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.05%) CMS
7 2 (1.05%) Drupal
7 2 (1.05%) Kentico
7 2 (1.05%) SAS
7 2 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.53%) FileNet
8 1 (0.53%) WebSphere
Applications
1 50 (26.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 36 (18.95%) MS Visio
3 32 (16.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 25 (13.16%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (1.58%) Acrobat
6 2 (1.05%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.53%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.58%) thinkFolio
2 2 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.05%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.05%) Magento
3 1 (0.53%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.53%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.53%) HFM
3 1 (0.53%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.53%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (0.53%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 18 (9.47%) Office 365
2 8 (4.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.16%) IaaS
4 5 (2.63%) SaaS
5 3 (1.58%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (1.05%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (1.05%) G Suite
6 2 (1.05%) Yammer
7 1 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.53%) GitHub
7 1 (0.53%) Google Drive
7 1 (0.53%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.53%) PaaS
7 1 (0.53%) Slack
7 1 (0.53%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.89%) LAN
2 12 (6.32%) TCP/IP
3 8 (4.21%) WAN
4 7 (3.68%) DNS
4 7 (3.68%) Wireless
5 6 (3.16%) Firewall
5 6 (3.16%) VPN
6 5 (2.63%) DHCP
6 5 (2.63%) SAN
7 4 (2.11%) iSCSI
7 4 (2.11%) VoIP
8 3 (1.58%) FTP
8 3 (1.58%) Network Security
8 3 (1.58%) Skype
8 3 (1.58%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.05%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (1.05%) Internet
9 2 (1.05%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.53%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.53%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.11%) Power BI
4 4 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.05%) DB2
7 1 (0.53%) Big Data
7 1 (0.53%) Essbase
7 1 (0.53%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.53%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.53%) MS Access
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.53%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.53%) QlikView
7 1 (0.53%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 18 (9.47%) JIRA
2 7 (3.68%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (3.68%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.58%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.05%) FitNesse
4 2 (1.05%) MSI
4 2 (1.05%) NUnit
4 2 (1.05%) SpecFlow
4 2 (1.05%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 1 (0.53%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.53%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.53%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.53%) ERwin
5 1 (0.53%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.53%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.53%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.53%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.53%) TestLink
General
1 77 (40.53%) Finance
2 26 (13.68%) Banking
3 13 (6.84%) Legal
4 12 (6.32%) Law
5 11 (5.79%) Financial Institution
5 11 (5.79%) Front Office
6 9 (4.74%) Investment Banking
7 8 (4.21%) Retail
8 6 (3.16%) Advertising
9 5 (2.63%) Telecoms
10 4 (2.11%) Marketing
10 4 (2.11%) Retail Banking
11 3 (1.58%) Back Office
11 3 (1.58%) French Language
11 3 (1.58%) Military
11 3 (1.58%) Publishing
12 2 (1.05%) General Ledger
12 2 (1.05%) International Banking
13 1 (0.53%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.53%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 68 (35.79%) Analyst
2 25 (13.16%) Desktop Support
3 21 (11.05%) Support Analyst
4 14 (7.37%) Business Analyst
4 14 (7.37%) Developer
5 13 (6.84%) Service Analyst
5 13 (6.84%) Support Engineer
6 12 (6.32%) Service Desk Analyst
7 11 (5.79%) Help Desk Support
7 11 (5.79%) IT Support
8 9 (4.74%) IT Analyst
8 9 (4.74%) Programme Manager
8 9 (4.74%) SQL Analyst
9 8 (4.21%) 2nd Line Support
9 8 (4.21%) Administrator
9 8 (4.21%) Senior Analyst
9 8 (4.21%) Windows Engineer
10 7 (3.68%) 1st Line Support
10 7 (3.68%) Architect
11 6 (3.16%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.68%) .NET
1 7 (3.68%) HTML
2 4 (2.11%) CSS
2 4 (2.11%) Hibernate
2 4 (2.11%) NHibernate
3 3 (1.58%) Web Services
3 3 (1.58%) XML
4 2 (1.05%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.05%) WF
4 2 (1.05%) XHTML
4 2 (1.05%) XMPP
4 2 (1.05%) XSLT
5 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.53%) COM
5 1 (0.53%) Flash
5 1 (0.53%) HTML5
5 1 (0.53%) J2EE
5 1 (0.53%) MDX
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.53%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 25 (13.16%) Blackberry
2 18 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.26%) Hedge funds
3 10 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 9 (4.74%) iPhone
5 8 (4.21%) iPad
6 7 (3.68%) Credit Risk
6 7 (3.68%) Market Risk
7 6 (3.16%) Client/Server
8 4 (2.11%) Minimum Viable Product
8 4 (2.11%) NHS
8 4 (2.11%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.58%) AS400
9 3 (1.58%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.58%) Equities
9 3 (1.58%) IBM Mainframe
9 3 (1.58%) Mainframe
10 2 (1.05%) Clustering
10 2 (1.05%) EPoS
10 2 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 74 (38.95%) Windows
2 34 (17.89%) Windows 7
3 21 (11.05%) Windows Server
4 13 (6.84%) Windows 8
4 13 (6.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (5.26%) Unix
6 9 (4.74%) Windows 10
6 9 (4.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (3.16%) Android
8 5 (2.63%) Apple iOS
8 5 (2.63%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.58%) Linux
9 3 (1.58%) Mac OS
9 3 (1.58%) OS/390
10 2 (1.05%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.53%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (18.95%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (18.42%) Project Management
3 31 (16.32%) Stakeholder Management
4 27 (14.21%) ITIL
5 21 (11.05%) PRINCE2
6 19 (10.00%) Change Management
7 17 (8.95%) Asset Management
8 16 (8.42%) Change Control
9 15 (7.89%) Incident Management
10 13 (6.84%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (6.84%) Programme Management
10 13 (6.84%) Risk Management
10 13 (6.84%) Time Management
10 13 (6.84%) Workflow
11 11 (5.79%) Document Management
11 11 (5.79%) Service Management
12 9 (4.74%) AOP
12 9 (4.74%) Process Improvement
13 8 (4.21%) Investment Management
13 8 (4.21%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 32 (16.84%) SQL
2 14 (7.37%) PowerShell
3 11 (5.79%) C#
4 7 (3.68%) C
4 7 (3.68%) Java
4 7 (3.68%) VBA
5 6 (3.16%) VB
6 4 (2.11%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.11%) Ruby
6 4 (2.11%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.05%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.05%) VBScript
7 2 (1.05%) XPath
8 1 (0.53%) C++
8 1 (0.53%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (0.53%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.53%) Python
8 1 (0.53%) R
Qualifications
1 20 (10.53%) Degree
2 10 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 9 (4.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 8 (4.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (3.68%) PMI Certification
6 5 (2.63%) DV Cleared
6 5 (2.63%) PMP
7 4 (2.11%) CAPM
8 3 (1.58%) MCSA
8 3 (1.58%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.05%) APMP
9 2 (1.05%) MCSE
9 2 (1.05%) MOS
9 2 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.53%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.53%) CCNP
10 1 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.53%) ISEB
10 1 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.53%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (12.11%) PMO
2 13 (6.84%) SLA
3 6 (3.16%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (1.58%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.58%) QA
5 2 (1.05%) GDPR
5 2 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.53%) Basel III
6 1 (0.53%) COBIT
6 1 (0.53%) FINREP
6 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.53%) MiFID
6 1 (0.53%) P3O
6 1 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 43 (22.63%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.21%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (3.68%) Hyper-V
4 6 (3.16%) Virtual Desktop
4 6 (3.16%) XenApp
5 5 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (1.05%) vSphere
6 2 (1.05%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.53%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 11 (5.79%) SCCM
2 5 (2.63%) SCOM
3 4 (2.11%) SCVMM
3 4 (2.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (1.58%) BMC PATROL
4 3 (1.58%) Dollar Universe
4 3 (1.58%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.58%) SCOrch
4 3 (1.58%) Tivoli
4 3 (1.58%) Tivoli NetView
5 2 (1.05%) AirWatch
5 2 (1.05%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (1.05%) SCSM
5 2 (1.05%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.53%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.53%) Nagios
6 1 (0.53%) WSUS
Vendors
1 102 (53.68%) Microsoft
2 23 (12.11%) Citrix
3 15 (7.89%) Apple
4 11 (5.79%) HP
4 11 (5.79%) Oracle
4 11 (5.79%) ServiceNow
5 9 (4.74%) Cisco
5 9 (4.74%) Symantec
6 7 (3.68%) IBM
7 6 (3.16%) Dell
7 6 (3.16%) Lotus
7 6 (3.16%) Reuters
7 6 (3.16%) VMware
8 5 (2.63%) AppDynamics
8 5 (2.63%) iManage
8 5 (2.63%) Remedy
8 5 (2.63%) Splunk
8 5 (2.63%) Sybase
8 5 (2.63%) Xerox
9 4 (2.11%) webMethods
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