Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 68 45
Rank change year-on-year -5 -23 -10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 237 230 363
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.31% 3.46% 4.01%
As % of the Applications category 40.58% 39.66% 35.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 152 242
City of London median daily rate £300 £300 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -0.83% +5.68%
10th Percentile £142 £153 £145
90th Percentile £625 £525 £586
Central London median daily rate £300 £300 £295
% change year-on-year - +1.69% +7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 32
City of London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% +3.03%
10th Percentile £14.30 £13.53 £10.23
90th Percentile £26.75 £35.25 £23.70
Central London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £17.00

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 584 580 1022
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.17% 8.72% 11.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 422 396 766
City of London median daily rate £411 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.13% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £180 £164 £174
90th Percentile £638 £575 £613
Central London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 26 47
City of London median hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +15.15% +3.13%
10th Percentile £13.33 £13.70 £9.70
90th Percentile £32.20 £36.25 £24.74
Central London median hourly rate £20.50 £17.38 £16.50
% change year-on-year +17.99% +5.30% +3.13%

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 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 - 1 - -
Microsoft Office
Central London

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 113 (47.68%) Microsoft
2 102 (43.04%) Finance
3 88 (37.13%) Windows
4 77 (32.49%) Microsoft Excel
5 54 (22.78%) Active Directory
6 50 (21.10%) Banking
7 42 (17.72%) ITIL
8 39 (16.46%) Project Management
9 38 (16.03%) Windows 7
10 36 (15.19%) Agile Software Development
10 36 (15.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 36 (15.19%) Degree
11 30 (12.66%) SQL
12 28 (11.81%) Stakeholder Management
12 28 (11.81%) Office 365
13 27 (11.39%) MS Visio
14 26 (10.97%) PRINCE2
14 26 (10.97%) Citrix
15 25 (10.55%) Law
15 25 (10.55%) Analytical Skills
16 23 (9.70%) Legal
17 22 (9.28%) Microsoft Project
17 22 (9.28%) Windows 10
18 21 (8.86%) PMO
18 21 (8.86%) SharePoint
18 21 (8.86%) Incident Management
19 20 (8.44%) Investment Banking
19 20 (8.44%) Financial Institution
20 19 (8.02%) MS Exchange
21 18 (7.59%) Reuters

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 (8.86%) SharePoint
2 19 (8.02%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (1.69%) CMS
5 3 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.27%) IIS
6 2 (0.84%) Confluence
6 2 (0.84%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.84%) SAS
6 2 (0.84%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.42%) WebSphere
Applications
1 77 (32.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 36 (15.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 27 (11.39%) MS Visio
4 22 (9.28%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.84%) InVision
6 2 (0.84%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.42%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.42%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 5 (2.11%) Kondor
2 4 (1.69%) Eikon
3 1 (0.42%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.42%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.42%) HFM
3 1 (0.42%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.42%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 28 (11.81%) Office 365
2 8 (3.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.27%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 3 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.27%) SaaS
4 2 (0.84%) IaaS
5 1 (0.42%) G Suite
5 1 (0.42%) GitHub
5 1 (0.42%) Google Drive
5 1 (0.42%) PaaS
5 1 (0.42%) Slack
5 1 (0.42%) Trello
5 1 (0.42%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.33%) Internet
2 12 (5.06%) LAN
3 10 (4.22%) VPN
4 8 (3.38%) DNS
4 8 (3.38%) Intranet
5 7 (2.95%) DHCP
5 7 (2.95%) WAN
6 6 (2.53%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.27%) Network Security
7 3 (1.27%) Skype
7 3 (1.27%) Telnet
7 3 (1.27%) VoIP
8 2 (0.84%) Firewall
8 2 (0.84%) VSAN
8 2 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.42%) FTP
9 1 (0.42%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.42%) SMTP
9 1 (0.42%) SSL
9 1 (0.42%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (1.69%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.27%) Maltego
2 3 (1.27%) Power BI
3 2 (0.84%) QlikView
3 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.42%) Big Data
4 1 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.42%) Essbase
4 1 (0.42%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (0.42%) GIS
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.42%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.42%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (5.06%) JIRA
2 2 (0.84%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.42%) FitNesse
3 1 (0.42%) gulp
3 1 (0.42%) MSI
3 1 (0.42%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.42%) Visual Studio
General
1 102 (43.04%) Finance
2 50 (21.10%) Banking
3 25 (10.55%) Law
4 23 (9.70%) Legal
5 20 (8.44%) Financial Institution
5 20 (8.44%) Investment Banking
6 11 (4.64%) Front Office
7 10 (4.22%) Marketing
8 6 (2.53%) Telecoms
9 5 (2.11%) Advertising
9 5 (2.11%) Back Office
10 3 (1.27%) Military
10 3 (1.27%) Publishing
10 3 (1.27%) Retail
11 2 (0.84%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.42%) French Language
12 1 (0.42%) German Language
12 1 (0.42%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.42%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.42%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 67 (28.27%) Analyst
2 28 (11.81%) Desktop Support
3 20 (8.44%) Developer
4 19 (8.02%) Support Analyst
5 17 (7.17%) Project Manager
5 17 (7.17%) Service Analyst
6 15 (6.33%) Support Engineer
7 14 (5.91%) Business Analyst
7 14 (5.91%) Service Desk Analyst
8 13 (5.49%) Administrator
9 12 (5.06%) Active Directory Support
10 10 (4.22%) IT Support
11 9 (3.80%) 2nd Line Support
12 8 (3.38%) 1st Line Support
12 8 (3.38%) Desktop Analyst
12 8 (3.38%) Help Desk Support
12 8 (3.38%) Service Desk Support
13 7 (2.95%) Coordinator
13 7 (2.95%) Junior
14 6 (2.53%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.22%) .NET
2 6 (2.53%) XML
3 3 (1.27%) HTML
3 3 (1.27%) WPF
4 2 (0.84%) .NET Framework
4 2 (0.84%) AngularJS
4 2 (0.84%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.84%) CSS
4 2 (0.84%) Lucene
4 2 (0.84%) Natural Language Processing
4 2 (0.84%) OOXML
4 2 (0.84%) OpenNLP
4 2 (0.84%) React
4 2 (0.84%) TensorFlow
4 2 (0.84%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 2 (0.84%) XSLT
5 1 (0.42%) Backbone.js
5 1 (0.42%) D3.js
5 1 (0.42%) Ionic Framework
5 1 (0.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.55%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (7.59%) Hedge funds
3 17 (7.17%) Blackberry
4 12 (5.06%) Management Information System
5 9 (3.80%) iPhone
6 8 (3.38%) User Experience
6 8 (3.38%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (2.95%) Equities
7 7 (2.95%) iPad
7 7 (2.95%) Smartphone
7 7 (2.95%) Social Media
8 6 (2.53%) Fixed Income
8 6 (2.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (2.11%) Credit Risk
9 5 (2.11%) PMI
10 4 (1.69%) BYOD
10 4 (1.69%) Derivative
11 3 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.27%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (1.27%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 88 (37.13%) Windows
2 38 (16.03%) Windows 7
3 22 (9.28%) Windows 10
4 14 (5.91%) Windows Server
5 12 (5.06%) Windows 8
6 8 (3.38%) Apple iOS
7 6 (2.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.69%) Unix
9 3 (1.27%) Kali Linux
9 3 (1.27%) Linux
9 3 (1.27%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.84%) Android
10 2 (0.84%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.84%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.84%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.42%) OS/390
11 1 (0.42%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (17.72%) ITIL
2 39 (16.46%) Project Management
3 36 (15.19%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (11.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 26 (10.97%) PRINCE2
6 21 (8.86%) Incident Management
7 18 (7.59%) Change Management
8 16 (6.75%) Problem Management
9 15 (6.33%) Migration
9 15 (6.33%) Risk Management
10 13 (5.49%) Asset Management
10 13 (5.49%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (5.49%) Service Management
11 12 (5.06%) Document Management
11 12 (5.06%) Programme Management
11 12 (5.06%) Service Delivery
12 10 (4.22%) Configuration Management
12 10 (4.22%) Cybersecurity
12 10 (4.22%) Process Improvement
13 9 (3.80%) AOP
Programming Languages
1 30 (12.66%) SQL
2 7 (2.95%) C#
3 5 (2.11%) Java
4 4 (1.69%) PowerShell
4 4 (1.69%) VBA
5 3 (1.27%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.27%) Python
5 3 (1.27%) R
6 2 (0.84%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.84%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.42%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.42%) Perl
7 1 (0.42%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.42%) Ruby
7 1 (0.42%) Scala
7 1 (0.42%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.42%) VB
7 1 (0.42%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.42%) XPath
Qualifications
1 36 (15.19%) Degree
2 11 (4.64%) PMI Certification
3 8 (3.38%) Security Cleared
4 7 (2.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (2.95%) PMP
5 5 (2.11%) APMP
5 5 (2.11%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (2.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (1.69%) CAPM
6 4 (1.69%) MCSE
6 4 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (1.69%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.27%) CEH
7 3 (1.27%) CISM
7 3 (1.27%) CISSP
7 3 (1.27%) MCDST
8 2 (0.84%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.84%) ISEB
9 1 (0.42%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.86%) PMO
2 16 (6.75%) SLA
3 6 (2.53%) QA
4 4 (1.69%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.69%) GDPR
5 2 (0.84%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.84%) EMIR
5 2 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.84%) MiFID
5 2 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.84%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.42%) Basel III
6 1 (0.42%) P3O
6 1 (0.42%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 54 (22.78%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.11%) Hyper-V
2 5 (2.11%) Virtual Desktop
2 5 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.11%) XenApp
3 3 (1.27%) Docker
3 3 (1.27%) XenServer
4 1 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.42%) UAG
4 1 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 10 (4.22%) SCCM
2 4 (1.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.84%) Ansible
3 2 (0.84%) SCOM
4 1 (0.42%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.42%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.42%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.42%) DatAdvantage
4 1 (0.42%) Ionix
4 1 (0.42%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.42%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.42%) Tivoli NetView
4 1 (0.42%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.42%) WSUS
4 1 (0.42%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 113 (47.68%) Microsoft
2 26 (10.97%) Citrix
3 18 (7.59%) Bloomberg
3 18 (7.59%) Reuters
4 9 (3.80%) Oracle
5 8 (3.38%) Cisco
5 8 (3.38%) ServiceNow
6 7 (2.95%) AppDynamics
6 7 (2.95%) Splunk
6 7 (2.95%) Tableau
6 7 (2.95%) VMware
7 6 (2.53%) IBM
8 5 (2.11%) Apple
8 5 (2.11%) Avaya
8 5 (2.11%) LANDesk
8 5 (2.11%) Remedy
8 5 (2.11%) Xerox
9 4 (1.69%) Dell
9 4 (1.69%) FactSet
9 4 (1.69%) Salesforce.com