The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for MS Office skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 55 42
Rank change year-on-year -16 -13  
Contract jobs citing MS Office 93 120 208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.03% 3.55% 4.07%
As % of the Applications category 32.07% 33.90% 35.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 79 145
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £177 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £288 £276
% change year-on-year +4.34% +4.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 12
Median hourly rate £22.34 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.55% +15.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.87 £14.00 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £144.47 £22.00 £47.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.60 £15.50 £13.14
% change year-on-year -12.29% +17.96%  

MS 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 290 354 589
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 9.44% 10.46% 11.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 267 421
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £335 £325
% change year-on-year +0.74% +3.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 18 15
Median hourly rate £19.75 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.94% +15.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.19 £10.80 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.20 £26.00 £47.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +13.79%  

MS Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for MS Office in the City of London

MS 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 MS Office in the City of London.

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

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Office in the City of London over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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

MS 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 MS Office in the City of London.

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

MS Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Office in the City of London over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS 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 MS Office.

1 112 (58.03%) Microsoft
2 80 (41.45%) Windows
3 73 (37.82%) MS Excel
4 68 (35.23%) Finance
5 46 (23.83%) Active Directory
6 44 (22.80%) Windows 7
7 35 (18.13%) Banking
8 33 (17.10%) ITIL
9 32 (16.58%) Citrix
10 31 (16.06%) Blackberry
11 30 (15.54%) Analytical Skills
12 29 (15.03%) Project Management
13 25 (12.95%) Agile Software Development
14 24 (12.44%) SQL
15 22 (11.40%) SharePoint
15 22 (11.40%) Degree
16 21 (10.88%) MS PowerPoint
16 21 (10.88%) MS Visio
16 21 (10.88%) MS Exchange
16 21 (10.88%) SQL Server
17 18 (9.33%) MS Project
17 18 (9.33%) Stakeholder Management
18 17 (8.81%) Apple
19 16 (8.29%) Windows Server
20 15 (7.77%) Law
20 15 (7.77%) Legal
21 13 (6.74%) PowerShell
21 13 (6.74%) Office 365
21 13 (6.74%) SCCM
22 12 (6.22%) HP

MS 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 22 (11.40%) SharePoint
2 21 (10.88%) MS Exchange
3 11 (5.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (4.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 7 (3.63%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (2.59%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.55%) Drupal
9 2 (1.04%) Confluence
9 2 (1.04%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.04%) IIS
9 2 (1.04%) Kentico
9 2 (1.04%) SAS
9 2 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.52%) FileNet
10 1 (0.52%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 73 (37.82%) MS Excel
2 21 (10.88%) MS PowerPoint
2 21 (10.88%) MS Visio
3 18 (9.33%) MS Project
4 2 (1.04%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.52%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.52%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.04%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (1.04%) Magento
2 1 (0.52%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.52%) HFM
2 1 (0.52%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (0.52%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 1 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.52%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.52%) SAP R/3
2 1 (0.52%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.74%) Office 365
2 8 (4.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.59%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.59%) IaaS
4 4 (2.07%) PaaS
5 3 (1.55%) SaaS
6 2 (1.04%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.52%) Akamai
7 1 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.52%) G Suite
7 1 (0.52%) GitHub
7 1 (0.52%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.70%) TCP/IP
2 9 (4.66%) VoIP
3 8 (4.15%) DNS
4 7 (3.63%) Wireless
5 5 (2.59%) DHCP
5 5 (2.59%) SAN
5 5 (2.59%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (2.07%) iSCSI
6 4 (2.07%) ISDN
6 4 (2.07%) VPN
7 3 (1.55%) Firewall
7 3 (1.55%) Internet
7 3 (1.55%) LAN
8 2 (1.04%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (1.04%) LDAP
9 1 (0.52%) BIG-IP
9 1 (0.52%) Cisco IPT
9 1 (0.52%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.52%) VLAN
9 1 (0.52%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.88%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.66%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (3.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (2.59%) Data Mining
4 5 (2.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.07%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (2.07%) MS Access
5 4 (2.07%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.55%) Power BI
7 2 (1.04%) DB2
7 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.52%) Big Data
8 1 (0.52%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.52%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.52%) OLAP
8 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.52%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.52%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.52%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 11 (5.70%) JIRA
2 6 (3.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (2.07%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.55%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.55%) MSI
5 1 (0.52%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.52%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.52%) ERwin
5 1 (0.52%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.52%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.52%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.52%) TestLink
General
1 68 (35.23%) Finance
2 35 (18.13%) Banking
3 15 (7.77%) Law
3 15 (7.77%) Legal
4 10 (5.18%) Retail
5 8 (4.15%) Investment Banking
6 7 (3.63%) Advertising
7 5 (2.59%) Front Office
7 5 (2.59%) Telecoms
8 4 (2.07%) Marketing
9 3 (1.55%) Retail Banking
10 2 (1.04%) French Language
10 2 (1.04%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.52%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.52%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 70 (36.27%) Analyst
2 28 (14.51%) Desktop Support
3 24 (12.44%) Service Analyst
4 23 (11.92%) Service Desk Analyst
5 18 (9.33%) Support Engineer
6 16 (8.29%) Desktop Engineer
7 15 (7.77%) Support Analyst
8 14 (7.25%) Windows Engineer
9 13 (6.74%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 12 (6.22%) Developer
11 11 (5.70%) 2nd Line Support
11 11 (5.70%) Business Analyst
11 11 (5.70%) Help Desk Support
12 10 (5.18%) Windows Support Engineer
13 9 (4.66%) IT Analyst
13 9 (4.66%) Service Desk Support
14 8 (4.15%) 1st Line Support
14 8 (4.15%) Architect
14 8 (4.15%) Help Desk Analyst
14 8 (4.15%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.66%) Web Services
2 6 (3.11%) .NET
3 3 (1.55%) Hibernate
3 3 (1.55%) HTML
3 3 (1.55%) NHibernate
4 2 (1.04%) CSS
4 2 (1.04%) WPF
4 2 (1.04%) XML
4 2 (1.04%) XMPP
5 1 (0.52%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.52%) COM
5 1 (0.52%) Flash
5 1 (0.52%) J2EE
5 1 (0.52%) jQuery
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.52%) RESTful
5 1 (0.52%) SOAP
5 1 (0.52%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.52%) XBRL
5 1 (0.52%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 31 (16.06%) Blackberry
2 30 (15.54%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.18%) iPad
4 8 (4.15%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.63%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.11%) Credit Risk
6 6 (3.11%) Market Risk
7 5 (2.59%) iPhone
7 5 (2.59%) Smartphone
7 5 (2.59%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (2.07%) Data Structures
8 4 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (2.07%) Fintech
8 4 (2.07%) User Experience
9 3 (1.55%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.55%) Minimum Viable Product
9 3 (1.55%) Thin Client
10 2 (1.04%) Clustering
10 2 (1.04%) EPoS
10 2 (1.04%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 80 (41.45%) Windows
2 44 (22.80%) Windows 7
3 16 (8.29%) Windows Server
4 11 (5.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (5.18%) Windows 8
5 10 (5.18%) Windows XP
6 7 (3.63%) Mac OS
7 6 (3.11%) Android
7 6 (3.11%) Windows 10
7 6 (3.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (2.59%) Unix
9 4 (2.07%) Linux
10 3 (1.55%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.04%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.52%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (17.10%) ITIL
2 29 (15.03%) Project Management
3 25 (12.95%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (9.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (6.22%) Data Modelling
6 10 (5.18%) Coaching
6 10 (5.18%) Document Management
6 10 (5.18%) Service Management
7 9 (4.66%) Change Management
8 8 (4.15%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (4.15%) ITSM
8 8 (4.15%) Time Management
8 8 (4.15%) Workflow
9 7 (3.63%) Business Analysis
9 7 (3.63%) ERP
9 7 (3.63%) Risk Management
10 6 (3.11%) CRM
10 6 (3.11%) Incident Management
10 6 (3.11%) Migration
10 6 (3.11%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 24 (12.44%) SQL
2 13 (6.74%) PowerShell
3 8 (4.15%) C#
3 8 (4.15%) VBA
4 7 (3.63%) Java
5 6 (3.11%) C
6 3 (1.55%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.55%) Ruby
6 3 (1.55%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.55%) VB
7 2 (1.04%) C++
7 2 (1.04%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.52%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (0.52%) PHP
8 1 (0.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (11.40%) Degree
2 8 (4.15%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.11%) MOS
4 5 (2.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (2.07%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.04%) CIMA
6 2 (1.04%) MCP
6 2 (1.04%) MCSA
6 2 (1.04%) PMP
6 2 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.52%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.52%) ACCA
7 1 (0.52%) APMP
7 1 (0.52%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.52%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.52%) MCDST
7 1 (0.52%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (0.52%) PgMP
7 1 (0.52%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.22%) PMO
2 8 (4.15%) SLA
3 4 (2.07%) Data Quality
3 4 (2.07%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (1.04%) MiFID
5 1 (0.52%) Basel III
5 1 (0.52%) COBIT
5 1 (0.52%) FINREP
5 1 (0.52%) GDPR
5 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.52%) P3O
5 1 (0.52%) QA
5 1 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 46 (23.83%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.63%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (3.11%) Hyper-V
3 6 (3.11%) XenApp
4 3 (1.55%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.55%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.04%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.52%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (6.74%) SCCM
2 5 (2.59%) SCOM
2 5 (2.59%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 4 (2.07%) SCVMM
4 3 (1.55%) Dollar Universe
4 3 (1.55%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.55%) SCOrch
5 2 (1.04%) AirWatch
5 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (1.04%) SCSM
6 1 (0.52%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.52%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.52%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.52%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 112 (58.03%) Microsoft
2 32 (16.58%) Citrix
3 17 (8.81%) Apple
4 12 (6.22%) Cisco
4 12 (6.22%) HP
5 10 (5.18%) Symantec
6 9 (4.66%) Bloomberg
7 8 (4.15%) Remedy
7 8 (4.15%) Reuters
8 6 (3.11%) Dell
8 6 (3.11%) ServiceNow
9 5 (2.59%) Oracle
9 5 (2.59%) VMware
10 3 (1.55%) Adobe
10 3 (1.55%) IBM
10 3 (1.55%) NetApp
10 3 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.55%) SAP
10 3 (1.55%) Sybase
10 3 (1.55%) webMethods
City, London
Plan-Net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Searchability
Rate: £120 - £160 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Hydrogen Group
Posted: 5 days ago