The table below looks at the statistics for MS Access skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Access over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Access
Rank 542 432 374
Rank change year-on-year
-110 -58
Contract jobs citing MS Access 106 236 280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.41% 0.49%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.87% 1.77% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 144 162
Median daily rate £325 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £201 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £494 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £321 £340
% change year-on-year
-14.21% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 13
Median hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.09 £13.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £42.50 £38.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £24.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-44.89% +22.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
12122 13332 12303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.69% 22.95% 21.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 8027 8826 7790
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £379 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 200 201
Median hourly rate £36.00 £33.55 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.30% +34.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.55 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £45.00 £56.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.32 £33.55 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.25% +49.11%

MS Access
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing MS Access as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

MS Access Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MS Access
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Access within the UK.

MS Access Daily Rate Trend in the UK

MS Access
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Access within the UK over the 3 months to 28 September 2016.

MS Access Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

MS Access
Hourly Rate Trend

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

MS Access Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

MS Access
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Access within the UK over the 3 months to 28 September 2016.

MS Access Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

MS Access
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Access within the UK over the 3 months to 28 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
England -95 95 £325 -7.14% 26
London -63 34 £400 -0.62% 3
South East -1 20 £288 -6.04% 6
Yorkshire +6 12 £225 -33.33% 2
Berkshire +16 11 £325 -7.14% 1
West Yorkshire +15 11 £250 -20.00% 1
Leeds +10 9 £250 -30.06% 1
Scotland +4 9 £283 -37.22% 1
South West -9 8 £409 +9.06% 2
West Midlands -20 8 £325 -16.12% 2
City of London +3 7 £425 +13.33%
Bristol -8 7 £411 +2.68% 1
Edinburgh +17 6 £325 -27.77%
North West -2 6 £175 -41.66% 6
Hampshire +9 5 £305 +26.81% 1
East of England -1 5 £275 +22.22% 2
Manchester -16 4 £166 -44.58% 5
East Midlands -8 3 £175 -53.33% 2
Derby - 3 £175 - 1
Derbyshire - 3 £175 - 1
Reading +21 2 £400 +14.28% 1
Essex +4 2 £263 -31.14% 1
Hertfordshire +4 2 - -
Glasgow +2 2 £238 -20.83% 1
Coventry -12 2 - -
Shropshire - 2 £375 -
Bracknell - 2 £269 -
East Sussex - 2 £200 -
Brighton - 2 £200 -
Portsmouth - 2 £250 -

MS Access
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MS Access also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for MS Access.

1 182 (64.08%) MS Excel
2 164 (57.75%) SQL
3 143 (50.35%) Microsoft
4 116 (40.85%) SQL Server
5 88 (30.99%) VBA
6 71 (25.00%) Finance
7 56 (19.72%) Oracle
8 54 (19.01%) MS Office
9 52 (18.31%) Data Analysis
10 48 (16.90%) .NET
11 42 (14.79%) VB
12 41 (14.44%) Analytical Skills
13 39 (13.73%) MS PowerPoint
14 34 (11.97%) IIS
14 34 (11.97%) Project Management
15 33 (11.62%) SharePoint
15 33 (11.62%) Banking
15 33 (11.62%) Security Cleared
16 32 (11.27%) Windows
16 32 (11.27%) Visual Studio
16 32 (11.27%) Migration
17 31 (10.92%) Relational Database
18 28 (9.86%) T-SQL
18 28 (9.86%) JavaScript
19 27 (9.51%) Management Information System
20 26 (9.15%) HTML
20 26 (9.15%) Agile Software Development
20 26 (9.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 26 (9.15%) Degree
21 25 (8.80%) C#

MS Access
Top Related IT Skills 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 (11.97%) IIS
2 33 (11.62%) SharePoint
3 15 (5.28%) MS Exchange
4 8 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (2.82%) Live Communications Server
4 8 (2.82%) SharePoint Server
5 7 (2.46%) SAS
6 5 (1.76%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (1.06%) CMS
7 3 (1.06%) WordPress
8 2 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.70%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.70%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.35%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.35%) CICS
9 1 (0.35%) GeoServer
9 1 (0.35%) TYPO3
Applications
1 182 (64.08%) MS Excel
2 54 (19.01%) MS Office
3 39 (13.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 15 (5.28%) Spreadsheet
5 11 (3.87%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.70%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.70%) MS Project
7 1 (0.35%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 4 (1.41%) Maximo
2 2 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 1 (0.35%) Relativity
3 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.35%) SAP SRM
3 1 (0.35%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.35%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.70%) Office 365
3 2 (0.70%) Yammer
4 1 (0.35%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.28%) SAN
2 7 (2.46%) DHCP
2 7 (2.46%) Unified Communications
3 6 (2.11%) 2G
3 6 (2.11%) 3G
3 6 (2.11%) 4G
3 6 (2.11%) Internet
3 6 (2.11%) LTE
3 6 (2.11%) Radio Access Network
3 6 (2.11%) Wireless
4 5 (1.76%) DNS
4 5 (1.76%) DVB
5 4 (1.41%) FTP
6 3 (1.06%) Firewall
6 3 (1.06%) HTTP
6 3 (1.06%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.70%) Intranet
7 2 (0.70%) WinSCP
8 1 (0.35%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (40.85%) SQL Server
2 31 (10.92%) Relational Database
3 26 (9.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 24 (8.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (6.34%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (5.63%) BusinessObjects
7 15 (5.28%) MySQL
8 11 (3.87%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (2.11%) Data Mining
9 6 (2.11%) Oracle Database
10 5 (1.76%) Crystal Reports
10 5 (1.76%) Essbase
10 5 (1.76%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (1.76%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (1.41%) Power BI
11 4 (1.41%) PowerPivot
11 4 (1.41%) RDBMS
12 3 (1.06%) DB2
12 3 (1.06%) GIS
12 3 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 32 (11.27%) Visual Studio
2 11 (3.87%) Subversion
3 5 (1.76%) JIRA
4 4 (1.41%) Toad
5 3 (1.06%) LoadRunner
5 3 (1.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.70%) FinalBuilder
6 2 (0.70%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.70%) HP UFT
6 2 (0.70%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 2 (0.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.35%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.35%) Firebug
7 1 (0.35%) JMeter
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.35%) The Grinder
General
1 71 (25.00%) Finance
2 33 (11.62%) Banking
3 18 (6.34%) Telecoms
4 11 (3.87%) Manufacturing
5 9 (3.17%) Back Office
5 9 (3.17%) Investment Banking
6 8 (2.82%) Front Office
7 5 (1.76%) Marketing
8 4 (1.41%) Aerospace
8 4 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.41%) Retail
9 3 (1.06%) Billing
9 3 (1.06%) Electronics
9 3 (1.06%) Local Government
10 2 (0.70%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.70%) French Language
10 2 (0.70%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.70%) German Language
10 2 (0.70%) Legal
10 2 (0.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 126 (44.37%) Analyst
2 98 (34.51%) Developer
3 36 (12.68%) SQL Developer
4 32 (11.27%) Access Developer
4 32 (11.27%) Data Analyst
5 25 (8.80%) VBA Developer
6 22 (7.75%) Business Analyst
6 22 (7.75%) SQL Analyst
7 21 (7.39%) Support Analyst
8 16 (5.63%) Microsoft Developer
9 14 (4.93%) Database Developer
9 14 (4.93%) Excel Developer
10 13 (4.58%) .NET Developer
11 11 (3.87%) Applications Support
11 11 (3.87%) Senior Developer
11 11 (3.87%) Support Engineer
12 10 (3.52%) C# Developer
12 10 (3.52%) Senior Analyst
12 10 (3.52%) SQL Server Developer
13 9 (3.17%) VB6 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (16.90%) .NET
2 26 (9.15%) HTML
3 23 (8.10%) XML
4 22 (7.75%) Classic ASP
5 19 (6.69%) jQuery
6 17 (5.99%) CSS
7 16 (5.63%) ASP.NET
8 11 (3.87%) DCOM
8 11 (3.87%) XHTML
9 10 (3.52%) Web Services
10 9 (3.17%) .NET Framework
11 5 (1.76%) COM
11 5 (1.76%) HTML5
11 5 (1.76%) J2EE
12 4 (1.41%) CSS3
13 3 (1.06%) ADO
13 3 (1.06%) Regular Expression
13 3 (1.06%) SOAP
14 2 (0.70%) AngularJS
14 2 (0.70%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 41 (14.44%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (9.51%) Management Information System
3 16 (5.63%) NHS
4 15 (5.28%) Statistics
5 8 (2.82%) Fat Client
5 8 (2.82%) Mainframe
5 8 (2.82%) Thin Client
6 6 (2.11%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.76%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.76%) Clustering
7 5 (1.76%) STB
8 4 (1.41%) Data Extraction
9 3 (1.06%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.06%) Credit Risk
9 3 (1.06%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.06%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (1.06%) Derivative
9 3 (1.06%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.70%) CMDB
10 2 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 32 (11.27%) Windows
2 18 (6.34%) Unix
2 18 (6.34%) Windows Server
3 15 (5.28%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (5.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (5.28%) Windows XP
4 11 (3.87%) Windows 7
5 7 (2.46%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (18.31%) Data Analysis
2 34 (11.97%) Project Management
3 32 (11.27%) Migration
4 26 (9.15%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (7.75%) Business Intelligence
6 21 (7.39%) Business Analysis
7 19 (6.69%) User Acceptance Testing
7 19 (6.69%) Web Development
8 17 (5.99%) Data Management
8 17 (5.99%) Data Migration
9 16 (5.63%) ITIL
10 15 (5.28%) Time Management
10 15 (5.28%) Waterfall
11 13 (4.58%) Data Modelling
11 13 (4.58%) Scrum
12 12 (4.23%) Change Control
12 12 (4.23%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (3.87%) ETL
13 11 (3.87%) Kanban
13 11 (3.87%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 164 (57.75%) SQL
2 88 (30.99%) VBA
3 42 (14.79%) VB
4 28 (9.86%) JavaScript
4 28 (9.86%) T-SQL
5 25 (8.80%) C#
6 17 (5.99%) Java
7 14 (4.93%) VB6
8 13 (4.58%) PHP
8 13 (4.58%) PL/SQL
9 11 (3.87%) VB.NET
10 10 (3.52%) PowerShell
11 8 (2.82%) Python
12 7 (2.46%) VBScript
13 5 (1.76%) COBOL
14 4 (1.41%) C++
14 4 (1.41%) Delphi
15 3 (1.06%) C
15 3 (1.06%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.70%) VC++
Qualifications
1 33 (11.62%) Security Cleared
2 26 (9.15%) Degree
3 22 (7.75%) SC Cleared
4 9 (3.17%) DV Cleared
5 5 (1.76%) HNC
6 3 (1.06%) DBS Check
6 3 (1.06%) ISEB
7 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.35%) ACCA
8 1 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.35%) CBAP
8 1 (0.35%) CISSP
8 1 (0.35%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.35%) MCAD
8 1 (0.35%) MCDBA
8 1 (0.35%) MCP
8 1 (0.35%) MCSD
8 1 (0.35%) MCSE
8 1 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.58%) Data Quality
2 10 (3.52%) SLA
3 6 (2.11%) QA
4 2 (0.70%) Basel III
4 2 (0.70%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.70%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.35%) Basel II
5 1 (0.35%) MiFID
System Software
1 19 (6.69%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.76%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (5.28%) NetBackup
1 15 (5.28%) Netcool
1 15 (5.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 8 (2.82%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (2.82%) Unicenter
2 8 (2.82%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 6 (2.11%) Amdocs OSS
4 3 (1.06%) ServiceCenter
5 2 (0.70%) DameWare
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 143 (50.35%) Microsoft
2 56 (19.72%) Oracle
3 23 (8.10%) SAP
4 18 (6.34%) HP
5 15 (5.28%) EMC
6 14 (4.93%) Citrix
6 14 (4.93%) Remedy
6 14 (4.93%) Veritas
7 8 (2.82%) Meridio
8 7 (2.46%) Intel Security
9 6 (2.11%) Cramer
9 6 (2.11%) Huawei
9 6 (2.11%) Nokia Networks
9 6 (2.11%) Nortel
9 6 (2.11%) Siemens
9 6 (2.11%) Tellabs
10 5 (1.76%) Arqiva
10 5 (1.76%) Tableau
10 5 (1.76%) Telindus
10 5 (1.76%) Virgin Media
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