The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 28 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
England / London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 59 46
Rank change year-on-year -21 -13  
Contract jobs citing MS Office 591 779 886
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 3.03% 3.49% 4.12%
As % of the Applications category 31.49% 33.26% 37.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 383 502 549
Median daily rate £320 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.53% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £148 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £533 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £288 £275
% change year-on-year +4.34% +4.54%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 73 84
Median hourly rate £19.00 £15.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.58% -6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £11.50 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.51 £25.80 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.63 £13.06
% change year-on-year -13.60% +19.68%  

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 London with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 1877 2342 2356
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 9.63% 10.50% 10.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1263 1624 1537
Median daily rate £400 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +2.27% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 99 130
Median hourly rate £21.00 £15.95 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.66% -8.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £105.00 £27.50 £34.00
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 London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 London

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Office in London

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Office in London over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Office in London

MS Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Office in London

MS Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Office in London over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MS Office in London

MS Office
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the London region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -17 95 £350 - 23
Canary Wharf -1 8 £345 -18.82%
Docklands, London +1 5 £500 +23.45%
Feltham - 5 - -
Uxbridge -1 4 - -
Hammersmith +1 3 £400 -6.97% 1
Chiswick - 3 £185 - 1
Barnet - 3 £400 -
West Drayton - 3 £188 - 1
Croydon +4 2 - -
Kingston Upon Thames -1 2 £228 - 2
New Malden -12 2 - -
Enfield - 2 £200 - 1
Bromley +8 1 £425 +183.33%
Westminster +5 1 £430 -18.09% 1
West End of London +1 1 £388 +55.00% 8
Romford +1 1 £145 +16.93%
Hendon - 1 £250 -
Brentford - 1 - -
MS Office
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 London region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 763 (60.94%) Microsoft
2 610 (48.72%) MS Excel
3 486 (38.82%) Windows
4 339 (27.08%) Finance
4 339 (27.08%) Active Directory
5 235 (18.77%) Windows 7
6 214 (17.09%) ITIL
7 205 (16.37%) MS PowerPoint
8 179 (14.30%) Analytical Skills
9 173 (13.82%) Project Management
10 161 (12.86%) Banking
11 157 (12.54%) Degree
12 150 (11.98%) SharePoint
13 143 (11.42%) MS Visio
14 142 (11.34%) Agile Software Development
15 132 (10.54%) Office 365
16 130 (10.38%) Citrix
17 128 (10.22%) MS Project
18 127 (10.14%) SQL
18 127 (10.14%) Blackberry
19 123 (9.82%) Stakeholder Management
20 117 (9.35%) Windows 10
21 114 (9.11%) MS Exchange
22 106 (8.47%) SQL Server
23 104 (8.31%) Cisco
24 95 (7.59%) PRINCE2
25 94 (7.51%) Legal
26 92 (7.35%) Security Cleared
27 88 (7.03%) Change Management
28 87 (6.95%) PMO

MS Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 150 (11.98%) SharePoint
2 114 (9.11%) MS Exchange
3 65 (5.19%) Skype for Business
4 49 (3.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 46 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 28 (2.24%) IBM Notes
7 26 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
8 23 (1.84%) Confluence
9 22 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2007
10 19 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
11 17 (1.36%) SAS
12 10 (0.80%) CMS
12 10 (0.80%) IIS
13 9 (0.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 9 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
13 9 (0.72%) Office Communications Server
14 6 (0.48%) Drupal
15 5 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
15 5 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
15 5 (0.40%) WebSphere
Applications
1 610 (48.72%) MS Excel
2 205 (16.37%) MS PowerPoint
3 143 (11.42%) MS Visio
4 128 (10.22%) MS Project
5 16 (1.28%) Photoshop
6 12 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.88%) Adobe Illustrator
8 8 (0.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.32%) Acrobat
9 4 (0.32%) InfoPath
10 3 (0.24%) Adobe Premiere
11 2 (0.16%) Adobe After Effects
11 2 (0.16%) FrameMaker
11 2 (0.16%) InDesign
11 2 (0.16%) S-PLUS
12 1 (0.080%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 9 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.64%) Dynamics NAV
2 8 (0.64%) Eloqua
3 7 (0.56%) FastStats
3 7 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.40%) Eikon
5 5 (0.40%) Primavera
5 5 (0.40%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 4 (0.32%) Oracle Assets
6 4 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.24%) Dynamics GP
7 3 (0.24%) Dynamics SL
7 3 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.24%) SystmOne
7 3 (0.24%) WebTrends
8 2 (0.16%) Magento
8 2 (0.16%) thinkFolio
9 1 (0.080%) CA PPM
9 1 (0.080%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 132 (10.54%) Office 365
2 50 (3.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (1.76%) OneDrive
4 17 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
5 16 (1.28%) G Suite
5 16 (1.28%) SaaS
6 15 (1.20%) IaaS
7 11 (0.88%) Mimecast
8 10 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
9 9 (0.72%) PaaS
10 7 (0.56%) Yammer
11 4 (0.32%) GitHub
11 4 (0.32%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.16%) Akamai
12 2 (0.16%) IBM Blueworks
12 2 (0.16%) Slack
12 2 (0.16%) Trello
13 1 (0.080%) Adobe Analytics
13 1 (0.080%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 1 (0.080%) FinancialForce.com
Communications & Networking
1 74 (5.91%) TCP/IP
2 50 (3.99%) LAN
3 46 (3.67%) VPN
4 43 (3.43%) DNS
4 43 (3.43%) Skype
5 38 (3.04%) Internet
5 38 (3.04%) Wireless
6 36 (2.88%) WAN
7 34 (2.72%) VoIP
8 33 (2.64%) DHCP
9 29 (2.32%) Firewall
10 19 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
11 17 (1.36%) Cisco IOS
12 15 (1.20%) IP Telephony
13 14 (1.12%) SAN
14 13 (1.04%) iSCSI
14 13 (1.04%) Remote Desktop
15 12 (0.96%) Network Security
16 9 (0.72%) Intranet
16 9 (0.72%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (8.47%) SQL Server
2 35 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 29 (2.32%) Data Warehouse
4 22 (1.76%) Relational Database
5 21 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 17 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
7 13 (1.04%) Power BI
8 12 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
9 10 (0.80%) BusinessObjects
9 10 (0.80%) Data Mining
10 9 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (0.64%) Big Data
11 8 (0.64%) MS Access
12 7 (0.56%) Oracle Database
13 6 (0.48%) DB2
14 5 (0.40%) QlikView
15 4 (0.32%) IBM InfoSphere
16 3 (0.24%) Hadoop
16 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 3 (0.24%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 65 (5.19%) JIRA
2 23 (1.84%) Visual Studio
3 15 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (0.72%) Jenkins
5 7 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 6 (0.48%) TeamCity
6 6 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 5 (0.40%) Dreamweaver
7 5 (0.40%) Git (software)
7 5 (0.40%) Subversion
8 4 (0.32%) Bitbucket
8 4 (0.32%) Eclipse
8 4 (0.32%) Selenium
8 4 (0.32%) SoapUI
8 4 (0.32%) Talend Open Studio
9 3 (0.24%) Artifactory
9 3 (0.24%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.24%) Mockito
9 3 (0.24%) Moq
9 3 (0.24%) TestLink
General
1 339 (27.08%) Finance
2 161 (12.86%) Banking
3 94 (7.51%) Legal
4 84 (6.71%) Law
5 79 (6.31%) Retail
6 42 (3.35%) Marketing
7 34 (2.72%) Investment Banking
7 34 (2.72%) Telecoms
8 33 (2.64%) Advertising
9 20 (1.60%) Publishing
9 20 (1.60%) Retail Banking
10 17 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
11 16 (1.28%) Financial Institution
11 16 (1.28%) Front Office
12 13 (1.04%) Back Office
13 11 (0.88%) Multimedia
14 8 (0.64%) French Language
14 8 (0.64%) Manufacturing
15 6 (0.48%) Billing
16 5 (0.40%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 433 (34.58%) Analyst
2 124 (9.90%) Support Analyst
3 119 (9.50%) Support Engineer
4 117 (9.35%) Service Analyst
5 104 (8.31%) 2nd Line Support
5 104 (8.31%) Service Desk Analyst
6 99 (7.91%) Desktop Support
7 91 (7.27%) Business Analyst
8 76 (6.07%) Developer
9 65 (5.19%) IT Support
10 62 (4.95%) Desktop Engineer
11 58 (4.63%) IT Analyst
12 52 (4.15%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 51 (4.07%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 51 (4.07%) Help Desk Support
14 50 (3.99%) 1st Line Support
14 50 (3.99%) Administrator
15 47 (3.75%) Service Desk Support
16 46 (3.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
16 46 (3.67%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (3.43%) HTML
2 42 (3.35%) .NET
3 28 (2.24%) CSS
4 20 (1.60%) Web Services
5 16 (1.28%) XML
6 15 (1.20%) HTML5
7 14 (1.12%) COM
8 10 (0.80%) .NET Framework
8 10 (0.80%) ASP.NET
9 9 (0.72%) 802.1X
10 7 (0.56%) Hibernate
10 7 (0.56%) WPF
11 6 (0.48%) jQuery
11 6 (0.48%) RESTful
11 6 (0.48%) XMPP
12 5 (0.40%) Gherkin
12 5 (0.40%) Mason
12 5 (0.40%) MDX
13 4 (0.32%) AngularJS
13 4 (0.32%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 179 (14.30%) Analytical Skills
2 127 (10.14%) Blackberry
3 62 (4.95%) Management Information System
4 38 (3.04%) User Experience
5 31 (2.48%) iPad
6 29 (2.32%) Video Conferencing
7 28 (2.24%) Data Centre
8 27 (2.16%) Smartphone
9 19 (1.52%) Market Risk
10 17 (1.36%) Computer Science
11 16 (1.28%) Data Structures
12 15 (1.20%) FMCG
12 15 (1.20%) iPhone
13 12 (0.96%) Fintech
14 11 (0.88%) Equities
14 11 (0.88%) PMI
15 10 (0.80%) Client/Server
15 10 (0.80%) Credit Risk
15 10 (0.80%) Driving Licence
15 10 (0.80%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 486 (38.82%) Windows
2 235 (18.77%) Windows 7
3 117 (9.35%) Windows 10
4 76 (6.07%) Windows Server
5 65 (5.19%) Windows 8
6 55 (4.39%) Android
7 54 (4.31%) Windows XP
8 38 (3.04%) Windows Server 2008
9 36 (2.88%) Mac OS
10 35 (2.80%) Windows Server 2012
11 33 (2.64%) Mac OS X
12 26 (2.08%) Apple iOS
13 22 (1.76%) Linux
13 22 (1.76%) Unix
14 16 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
15 7 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 5 (0.40%) Windows 2000
17 4 (0.32%) FreeBSD
18 3 (0.24%) Windows Vista
19 2 (0.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 214 (17.09%) ITIL
2 173 (13.82%) Project Management
3 142 (11.34%) Agile Software Development
4 123 (9.82%) Stakeholder Management
5 95 (7.59%) PRINCE2
6 88 (7.03%) Change Management
7 75 (5.99%) Migration
8 66 (5.27%) Risk Management
8 66 (5.27%) Service Management
9 62 (4.95%) Business Analysis
10 60 (4.79%) Time Management
11 52 (4.15%) Business Intelligence
12 51 (4.07%) Data Analysis
13 49 (3.91%) Project Planning
14 48 (3.83%) Programme Management
15 45 (3.59%) Waterfall
16 44 (3.51%) CRM
16 44 (3.51%) User Acceptance Testing
17 43 (3.43%) Analytics
18 42 (3.35%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 127 (10.14%) SQL
2 44 (3.51%) PowerShell
3 41 (3.27%) C#
4 33 (2.64%) VBA
5 28 (2.24%) C
5 28 (2.24%) Java
6 26 (2.08%) JavaScript
7 14 (1.12%) T-SQL
8 10 (0.80%) R
8 10 (0.80%) VB
9 8 (0.64%) Shell Script
9 8 (0.64%) VB.NET
10 6 (0.48%) VBScript
11 5 (0.40%) C++
11 5 (0.40%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 5 (0.40%) PHP
12 4 (0.32%) PL/SQL
12 4 (0.32%) Ruby
12 4 (0.32%) VB6
13 3 (0.24%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 157 (12.54%) Degree
2 92 (7.35%) Security Cleared
3 67 (5.35%) SC Cleared
4 55 (4.39%) ITIL Certification
5 53 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
6 28 (2.24%) MCSE
7 25 (2.00%) DV Cleared
8 24 (1.92%) MCP
9 19 (1.52%) PMP
10 17 (1.36%) MCSA
10 17 (1.36%) PMI Certification
11 13 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 12 (0.96%) ISEB
12 12 (0.96%) MCDST
13 11 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
13 11 (0.88%) MOS
13 11 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 8 (0.64%) CCNP
14 8 (0.64%) Network+ Certification
15 7 (0.56%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (6.95%) PMO
2 81 (6.47%) SLA
3 35 (2.80%) QA
4 25 (2.00%) Data Quality
5 14 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.72%) MiFID
7 7 (0.56%) Dodd-Frank
7 7 (0.56%) P3O
7 7 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.40%) PMBOK
9 4 (0.32%) Basel III
9 4 (0.32%) COBIT
9 4 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (0.16%) BS25999
12 1 (0.080%) GxP
12 1 (0.080%) ISO20022
12 1 (0.080%) ISO27002
12 1 (0.080%) PCI DSS
12 1 (0.080%) SEPA
System Software
1 339 (27.08%) Active Directory
2 39 (3.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (2.32%) XenApp
4 22 (1.76%) vSphere
5 18 (1.44%) Hyper-V
6 17 (1.36%) Virtual Desktop
7 12 (0.96%) XenDesktop
8 9 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
10 7 (0.56%) Terminal Services
10 7 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (0.48%) BitLocker
11 6 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (0.40%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (0.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.16%) Docker
14 1 (0.080%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.080%) Samba
14 1 (0.080%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 1 (0.080%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 68 (5.43%) SCCM
2 17 (1.36%) AirWatch
3 16 (1.28%) SCOM
4 13 (1.04%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 11 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
6 9 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
6 9 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (0.48%) Backup Exec
7 6 (0.48%) MIMEsweeper
7 6 (0.48%) SCOrch
7 6 (0.48%) SCVMM
8 5 (0.40%) Cisco CUCM
8 5 (0.40%) Dollar Universe
8 5 (0.40%) Nessus
8 5 (0.40%) WhatsUp Gold
9 4 (0.32%) Kibana
9 4 (0.32%) logstash
9 4 (0.32%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (0.32%) SCSM
9 4 (0.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 763 (60.94%) Microsoft
2 130 (10.38%) Citrix
3 104 (8.31%) Cisco
4 74 (5.91%) HP
5 63 (5.03%) Apple
6 53 (4.23%) VMware
7 36 (2.88%) Bloomberg
8 35 (2.80%) Adobe
9 33 (2.64%) Oracle
10 30 (2.40%) Remedy
11 29 (2.32%) Reuters
11 29 (2.32%) Salesforce.com
11 29 (2.32%) SAP
12 28 (2.24%) Lotus
13 26 (2.08%) Dell
13 26 (2.08%) Google
13 26 (2.08%) Symantec
14 25 (2.00%) LANDesk
15 23 (1.84%) ServiceNow
16 17 (1.36%) iManage
City, London
Plan-Net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £160 - £175 per hour +
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £180 - £200 Per Day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £80 - £120 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Plan-Net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 5 days ago
West Drayton, Middlesex
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £120 - £130 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Ebury
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North West London
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Plan-Net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £170.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £100 Per Day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Omni RMS
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £593 to £600 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Searchability
Rate: £120 - £160 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Eames Consulting
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £18 - £20 Per Hour
Posted: 14 days ago
London, Greater London
360 Resourcing
Rate: Highly Competitive Salary
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £17 per hour
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £17 per hour
Posted: 19 hours ago