The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 29 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
England / London
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 64 41
Rank change year-on-year -20 -23  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 635 739 1016
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 3.05% 3.42% 4.34%
As % of the Applications category 36.98% 38.09% 40.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 482 676
Median daily rate £338 £297 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.54% -0.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £128 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £536 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £288 £292
% change year-on-year +4.34% -1.54%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 54 105
Median hourly rate £20.50 £16.63 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.30% -2.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.88 £11.25 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.48 £25.55 £27.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £16.50 £13.70
% change year-on-year -18.18% +20.43%  

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 London with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 1717 1940 2503
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 8.26% 8.97% 10.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1787 2322 2579
Median daily rate £400 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% -1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £174 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £320 £325
% change year-on-year +5.46% -1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 100 204
Median hourly rate £22.00 £17.25 £17.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.53% -0.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £10.50 £10.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £26.88 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -6.06% +17.85%  

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in London

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in London

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in London over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in London

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in London

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in London over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Office in London

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Office within the London region over the 3 months to 29 June 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 -7 104 £300 +11.11% 25
West Drayton - 5 £125 - 1
West End of London +11 3 £150 -42.85% 10
Canary Wharf -1 3 £318 -15.61%
Croydon -9 3 £313 -3.84%
Surbiton - 3 - -
Uxbridge - 3 - -
Feltham +8 2 £265 - 1
Docklands, London -1 2 - -
Hammersmith - 2 £110 -
Chiswick +1 1 £200 -
Osterley -2 1 £284 +143.87%
Brentford -6 1 £220 +51.72%
New Malden -9 1 - -
Romford - 1 - -
Hayes - 1 - -
Ilford - 1 £168 -
Westminster - 1 £475 -
Paddington - 1 £200 -
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 London region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 732 (59.85%) Microsoft
2 460 (37.61%) Windows
3 368 (30.09%) Finance
4 357 (29.19%) Microsoft Excel
5 294 (24.04%) Active Directory
6 217 (17.74%) ITIL
7 206 (16.84%) Project Management
8 200 (16.35%) Windows 7
9 184 (15.04%) SharePoint
10 176 (14.39%) MS Visio
11 175 (14.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 171 (13.98%) Office 365
13 162 (13.25%) SQL
14 159 (13.00%) Agile Software Development
15 157 (12.84%) Banking
15 157 (12.84%) Analytical Skills
16 140 (11.45%) Degree
17 128 (10.47%) Microsoft Project
18 124 (10.14%) Windows 10
19 123 (10.06%) Stakeholder Management
20 117 (9.57%) Citrix
21 114 (9.32%) PRINCE2
22 111 (9.08%) SQL Server
23 106 (8.67%) Migration
24 101 (8.26%) SLA
25 96 (7.85%) Change Management
26 95 (7.77%) Blackberry
26 95 (7.77%) Security Cleared
27 91 (7.44%) Windows Server
28 90 (7.36%) Cisco

Microsoft 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
1 184 (15.04%) SharePoint
2 79 (6.46%) MS Exchange
3 61 (4.99%) Skype for Business
4 33 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
5 32 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2010
6 29 (2.37%) IBM Notes
7 26 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 19 (1.55%) CMS
8 19 (1.55%) SAS
9 17 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
10 15 (1.23%) Confluence
11 10 (0.82%) IIS
12 8 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
12 8 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
12 8 (0.65%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.49%) Documentum
14 5 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
14 5 (0.41%) WebLogic
15 4 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 3 (0.25%) Apache
Applications
1 357 (29.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 176 (14.39%) MS Visio
3 175 (14.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 128 (10.47%) Microsoft Project
5 17 (1.39%) Photoshop
6 16 (1.31%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 7 (0.57%) Acrobat
9 4 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.25%) AutoCAD
10 3 (0.25%) InDesign
10 3 (0.25%) Stata
11 2 (0.16%) Adobe After Effects
11 2 (0.16%) Adobe Premiere
11 2 (0.16%) FrameMaker
11 2 (0.16%) S-PLUS
12 1 (0.082%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.082%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 12 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.74%) Eloqua
3 8 (0.65%) FastStats
3 8 (0.65%) thinkFolio
4 7 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.49%) Cognos TM1
5 6 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (0.49%) Eikon
5 6 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.41%) Primavera
7 4 (0.33%) Maximo
7 4 (0.33%) Oracle Assets
7 4 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.33%) Unit4 Business World
8 3 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 3 (0.25%) Dynamics GP
8 3 (0.25%) Dynamics SL
8 3 (0.25%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 171 (13.98%) Office 365
2 49 (4.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (1.64%) G Suite
4 18 (1.47%) OneDrive
4 18 (1.47%) SaaS
5 14 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
6 10 (0.82%) IaaS
7 8 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
8 7 (0.57%) Trello
9 6 (0.49%) GitHub
9 6 (0.49%) Mimecast
10 5 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (0.41%) Yammer
11 4 (0.33%) Slack
12 3 (0.25%) Basecamp
12 3 (0.25%) Google Drive
13 2 (0.16%) Adobe Analytics
13 2 (0.16%) IBM Blueworks
14 1 (0.082%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 1 (0.082%) FinancialForce.com
Communications & Networking
1 74 (6.05%) LAN
2 73 (5.97%) TCP/IP
3 57 (4.66%) VPN
4 51 (4.17%) WAN
5 43 (3.52%) DNS
6 39 (3.19%) Internet
6 39 (3.19%) Skype
7 37 (3.03%) Wireless
8 33 (2.70%) DHCP
9 30 (2.45%) VoIP
10 29 (2.37%) Firewall
11 17 (1.39%) Cisco IOS
12 15 (1.23%) SAN
13 14 (1.14%) Remote Desktop
14 13 (1.06%) Intranet
14 13 (1.06%) iSCSI
14 13 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
15 10 (0.82%) SMTP
16 9 (0.74%) FTP
16 9 (0.74%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (9.08%) SQL Server
2 36 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 28 (2.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (2.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 24 (1.96%) Relational Database
4 24 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 21 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (1.06%) Power BI
7 12 (0.98%) MS Access
8 10 (0.82%) DB2
9 9 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 8 (0.65%) Big Data
10 8 (0.65%) Oracle Database
11 7 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
12 6 (0.49%) SQL Server 2014
13 5 (0.41%) Data Mining
13 5 (0.41%) EDRMS
13 5 (0.41%) Hadoop
13 5 (0.41%) IBM InfoSphere
13 5 (0.41%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 60 (4.91%) JIRA
2 34 (2.78%) Visual Studio
3 23 (1.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (0.98%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 11 (0.90%) NUnit
6 9 (0.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 8 (0.65%) Dreamweaver
8 7 (0.57%) Jenkins
9 6 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 5 (0.41%) Talend Open Studio
11 4 (0.33%) Cucumber
11 4 (0.33%) ERwin
11 4 (0.33%) HP UFT
12 3 (0.25%) Artifactory
12 3 (0.25%) Bitbucket
12 3 (0.25%) LoadRunner
12 3 (0.25%) MSI
12 3 (0.25%) PowerBuilder
12 3 (0.25%) SpecFlow
12 3 (0.25%) TestLink
General
1 368 (30.09%) Finance
2 157 (12.84%) Banking
3 86 (7.03%) Legal
4 53 (4.33%) Marketing
4 53 (4.33%) Retail
5 50 (4.09%) Investment Banking
6 46 (3.76%) Telecoms
7 42 (3.43%) Law
8 33 (2.70%) Front Office
9 22 (1.80%) Publishing
10 21 (1.72%) Financial Institution
11 18 (1.47%) Advertising
12 15 (1.23%) French Language
12 15 (1.23%) Manufacturing
13 12 (0.98%) Back Office
13 12 (0.98%) Retail Banking
14 8 (0.65%) Multimedia
14 8 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
15 7 (0.57%) Italian Language
16 6 (0.49%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 409 (33.44%) Analyst
2 107 (8.75%) Desktop Support
3 106 (8.67%) Service Analyst
3 106 (8.67%) Support Analyst
4 95 (7.77%) Service Desk Analyst
5 90 (7.36%) Business Analyst
6 82 (6.70%) Support Engineer
7 73 (5.97%) Developer
8 67 (5.48%) Project Manager
9 63 (5.15%) 2nd Line Support
10 61 (4.99%) IT Support
11 53 (4.33%) Administrator
12 52 (4.25%) IT Analyst
13 38 (3.11%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 38 (3.11%) Desktop Engineer
14 37 (3.03%) Architect
14 37 (3.03%) Service Desk Support
15 36 (2.94%) Windows Engineer
16 35 (2.86%) Data Analyst
16 35 (2.86%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (4.17%) .NET
2 49 (4.01%) HTML
3 30 (2.45%) CSS
4 22 (1.80%) .NET Framework
4 22 (1.80%) XML
5 15 (1.23%) HTML5
6 13 (1.06%) ASP.NET
7 12 (0.98%) Web Services
8 11 (0.90%) COM
8 11 (0.90%) WF
9 8 (0.65%) XSLT
10 7 (0.57%) Flash
10 7 (0.57%) J2EE
11 6 (0.49%) 802.1X
11 6 (0.49%) WebSphere MQ
11 6 (0.49%) XMPP
12 5 (0.41%) MDX
12 5 (0.41%) NHibernate
12 5 (0.41%) WPF
12 5 (0.41%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 157 (12.84%) Analytical Skills
2 95 (7.77%) Blackberry
3 59 (4.82%) Management Information System
4 29 (2.37%) User Experience
5 27 (2.21%) iPhone
6 26 (2.13%) iPad
7 22 (1.80%) Market Risk
7 22 (1.80%) Video Conferencing
8 20 (1.64%) Computer Science
8 20 (1.64%) Credit Risk
8 20 (1.64%) Smartphone
9 18 (1.47%) Client/Server
10 17 (1.39%) Data Centre
10 17 (1.39%) Hedge funds
11 16 (1.31%) e-Learning
12 15 (1.23%) PMI
13 14 (1.14%) Data Protection Act
14 13 (1.06%) Equities
14 13 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 12 (0.98%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 460 (37.61%) Windows
2 200 (16.35%) Windows 7
3 124 (10.14%) Windows 10
4 91 (7.44%) Windows Server
5 50 (4.09%) Android
6 47 (3.84%) Windows 8
7 45 (3.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 41 (3.35%) Windows XP
9 37 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
10 32 (2.62%) Unix
11 30 (2.45%) Mac OS
12 25 (2.04%) Apple iOS
12 25 (2.04%) Linux
12 25 (2.04%) Mac OS X
13 14 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.33%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.25%) OS/390
15 3 (0.25%) Windows 2000
15 3 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
15 3 (0.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (17.74%) ITIL
2 206 (16.84%) Project Management
3 159 (13.00%) Agile Software Development
4 123 (10.06%) Stakeholder Management
5 114 (9.32%) PRINCE2
6 106 (8.67%) Migration
7 96 (7.85%) Change Management
8 72 (5.89%) Service Management
9 65 (5.31%) Business Analysis
9 65 (5.31%) Risk Management
10 59 (4.82%) Time Management
11 57 (4.66%) Business Intelligence
12 53 (4.33%) Programme Management
13 50 (4.09%) User Acceptance Testing
14 49 (4.01%) Asset Management
14 49 (4.01%) SDLC
15 48 (3.92%) Data Analysis
16 44 (3.60%) Analytics
17 43 (3.52%) Scrum
17 43 (3.52%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 162 (13.25%) SQL
2 53 (4.33%) VBA
3 48 (3.92%) C#
4 45 (3.68%) PowerShell
5 32 (2.62%) JavaScript
6 29 (2.37%) Java
7 28 (2.29%) C
8 16 (1.31%) T-SQL
8 16 (1.31%) VB
9 13 (1.06%) R
10 10 (0.82%) Shell Script
11 9 (0.74%) VBScript
12 8 (0.65%) C++
12 8 (0.65%) VB.NET
13 6 (0.49%) Python
13 6 (0.49%) Ruby
14 5 (0.41%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.41%) XPath
15 4 (0.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 3 (0.25%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 140 (11.45%) Degree
2 95 (7.77%) Security Cleared
3 63 (5.15%) SC Cleared
4 61 (4.99%) Microsoft Certification
5 46 (3.76%) ITIL Certification
6 29 (2.37%) PMI Certification
7 26 (2.13%) DV Cleared
8 24 (1.96%) MCSE
9 23 (1.88%) PMP
10 18 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 17 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
11 17 (1.39%) ISEB
12 16 (1.31%) MCP
13 15 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 14 (1.14%) MCSA
15 11 (0.90%) A+ Certification
15 11 (0.90%) CCNP
15 11 (0.90%) MOS
16 9 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
16 9 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (8.26%) SLA
2 87 (7.11%) PMO
3 43 (3.52%) QA
4 22 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 20 (1.64%) Data Quality
6 12 (0.98%) Dodd-Frank
7 10 (0.82%) GDPR
8 9 (0.74%) MiFID
9 7 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 7 (0.57%) P3O
10 6 (0.49%) COBIT
10 6 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
11 5 (0.41%) GAAP
11 5 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 4 (0.33%) Basel III
12 4 (0.33%) PCI DSS
13 3 (0.25%) EMIR
13 3 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 2 (0.16%) GxP
14 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 294 (24.04%) Active Directory
2 37 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (1.96%) XenApp
4 22 (1.80%) Hyper-V
4 22 (1.80%) Virtual Desktop
5 16 (1.31%) vSphere
6 14 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (0.90%) XenDesktop
8 10 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
9 8 (0.65%) BitLocker
10 7 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 6 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (0.41%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
14 2 (0.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.16%) Forefront TMG
15 1 (0.082%) Docker
15 1 (0.082%) VMware Workstation
15 1 (0.082%) Xen
Systems Management
1 73 (5.97%) SCCM
2 25 (2.04%) SCOM
3 20 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
4 11 (0.90%) AirWatch
5 9 (0.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 8 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
6 8 (0.65%) SCVMM
7 6 (0.49%) Backup Exec
7 6 (0.49%) Microsoft Clustering
7 6 (0.49%) SCOrch
8 5 (0.41%) Dollar Universe
8 5 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (0.41%) SCSM
8 5 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 5 (0.41%) WSUS
9 4 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (0.33%) DatAdvantage
9 4 (0.33%) Nagios
9 4 (0.33%) vCenter Server
10 3 (0.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 732 (59.85%) Microsoft
2 117 (9.57%) Citrix
3 90 (7.36%) Cisco
4 81 (6.62%) HP
5 55 (4.50%) Apple
6 50 (4.09%) VMware
7 36 (2.94%) Oracle
8 33 (2.70%) ServiceNow
9 31 (2.53%) Remedy
10 30 (2.45%) SAP
11 29 (2.37%) IBM
11 29 (2.37%) Lotus
12 28 (2.29%) Adobe
12 28 (2.29%) Salesforce.com
13 27 (2.21%) Reuters
14 25 (2.04%) Bloomberg
15 24 (1.96%) Google
15 24 (1.96%) LANDesk
16 23 (1.88%) Dell
17 22 (1.80%) Symantec
London
Plan-Net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £130 - £147 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Refreshing Recruitment
Rate: £200 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £170 - £220 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rate
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £28000 - £30000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Roc Search
Rate: £14 - £15 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Michael Bailey Associates
Posted: 5 days ago
North West London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £13 - £16 per hour
Posted: 21 hours ago
Central London / West End
Latcom Ltd
Rate: Unspecified - £Market Rates - 6Months FTC
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £20 - £22 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Orgtel
Rate: £170 - £230 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Comtecs
Rate: £180 - £200 Per Day to £200 p/day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer People
Rate: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Harris Global
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 21 days ago