The table below looks at the statistics for MS Access skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Access over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Access
Rank 453 376 354
Rank change year-on-year
-77 -22
Contract jobs citing MS Access 214 293 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.52% 0.52%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.76% 2.26% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 164 168
Average daily rate £325 £338 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +7.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £203 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £278
% change year-on-year
+6.47% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 12
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £18.70 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.70 £33.00 £166.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-28.88% +32.35%

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
12175 12956 12418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.78% 22.84% 22.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 8239 8360 7823
Average daily rate £425 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 170 218
Average hourly rate £32.75 £32.30 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.39% -7.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £15.35 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £46.09 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -7.14%

MS Access
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Access within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 1 May 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 1 May 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Access within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -52 194 £325 -6.27% 36
London -48 72 £376 -9.06% 10
South East -16 41 £314 +14.09% 4
Yorkshire +15 28 £320 -1.53%
West Yorkshire +6 24 £320 -1.53%
City of London +34 17 £450 +5.88% 2
East Midlands +5 14 £300 -14.28% 2
Scotland -33 13 £334 +25.84% 4
Leicestershire +13 12 £300 +9.09%
Hampshire +3 11 £300 -11.76%
Berkshire -3 11 £250 -9.09% 1
South West -10 11 £400 +11.11% 5
East of England +13 10 £331 +23.83% 4
Leeds -2 10 £337 +3.53%
Edinburgh -12 9 £355 -22.03% 2
Loughborough - 9 £300 -
West Midlands -14 8 £400 +39.13% 8
Surrey -5 7 £328 -
North West -30 7 £225 -23.40% 3
Bradford - 7 £320 -
Essex +8 5 £173 -35.51% 1
Birmingham +7 5 £425 +47.82% 5
Milton Keynes +5 5 £345 +48.38%
Buckinghamshire +4 5 £345 +30.18%
Wales +4 5 £378 +86.41% 4
Basingstoke -6 5 £195 -
South Wales -8 5 £378 +86.41% 4
Bristol -17 5 £375 +4.16% 2
Cardiff -20 5 £378 +86.41%
Gloucestershire - 5 £278 -

MS Access
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MS Access also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MS Access.

1 344 (70.35%) MS Excel
2 297 (60.74%) SQL
3 190 (38.85%) Microsoft
4 175 (35.79%) SQL Server
5 153 (31.29%) VBA
6 138 (28.22%) Finance
7 94 (19.22%) Data Analysis
7 94 (19.22%) Analytical Skills
8 75 (15.34%) Relational Database
9 67 (13.70%) Project Management
10 63 (12.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 61 (12.47%) MS PowerPoint
11 61 (12.47%) Management Information System
11 61 (12.47%) Business Intelligence
12 60 (12.27%) Banking
13 57 (11.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 56 (11.45%) Migration
15 55 (11.25%) C#
16 54 (11.04%) VB
16 54 (11.04%) Degree
17 53 (10.84%) .NET
17 53 (10.84%) MS Office
18 48 (9.82%) Data Warehouse
19 47 (9.61%) Data Quality
20 46 (9.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 46 (9.41%) Oracle
21 42 (8.59%) BusinessObjects
21 42 (8.59%) Security Cleared
22 40 (8.18%) T-SQL
22 40 (8.18%) SharePoint

MS Access
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MS Access also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MS Access. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 40 (8.18%) SharePoint
2 20 (4.09%) IIS
3 11 (2.25%) SAS
4 10 (2.04%) WebSphere
5 8 (1.64%) Apache
6 6 (1.23%) CICS
7 5 (1.02%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.61%) Confluence
8 3 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.61%) Live Communications Server
9 2 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.41%) CMS
9 2 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.41%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.41%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.20%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.20%) Moodle
Applications
1 344 (70.35%) MS Excel
2 61 (12.47%) MS PowerPoint
3 53 (10.84%) MS Office
4 19 (3.89%) MS Project
5 15 (3.07%) MS Visio
6 6 (1.23%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (1.23%) SPSS
7 3 (0.61%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.41%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.20%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 8 (1.64%) Maximo
1 8 (1.64%) SAP SRM
2 2 (0.41%) Sage 1000
2 2 (0.41%) Summit
2 2 (0.41%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.20%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.20%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.20%) Sage 50
3 1 (0.20%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.41%) Pure360
2 2 (0.41%) Taleo
3 1 (0.20%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.04%) Internet
2 9 (1.84%) WinSCP
3 7 (1.43%) FTP
3 7 (1.43%) SSL
4 5 (1.02%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.82%) DVB
5 4 (0.82%) LAN
5 4 (0.82%) SAN
5 4 (0.82%) WAN
6 3 (0.61%) Intranet
7 2 (0.41%) Firewall
7 2 (0.41%) NAS
8 1 (0.20%) 2G
8 1 (0.20%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.20%) LTE
8 1 (0.20%) Network Security
8 1 (0.20%) VLAN
8 1 (0.20%) VoIP
8 1 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (35.79%) SQL Server
2 75 (15.34%) Relational Database
3 63 (12.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 57 (11.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 48 (9.82%) Data Warehouse
6 46 (9.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 42 (8.59%) BusinessObjects
8 27 (5.52%) SQL Server 2008
9 26 (5.32%) Data Mining
10 18 (3.68%) SQL Server 2012
11 15 (3.07%) SQL Server 2005
12 13 (2.66%) PerformancePoint
13 11 (2.25%) GIS
14 10 (2.04%) DB2
15 9 (1.84%) Azure SQL Database
15 9 (1.84%) Star Schema
16 8 (1.64%) SQL Server 2014
17 7 (1.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 6 (1.23%) Easytrieve
18 6 (1.23%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 30 (6.13%) Visual Studio
2 16 (3.27%) JIRA
3 13 (2.66%) Subversion
4 6 (1.23%) Eclipse
5 5 (1.02%) Toad
6 3 (0.61%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.61%) HP UFT
6 3 (0.61%) LoadRunner
6 3 (0.61%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (0.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (0.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.41%) Dreamweaver
7 2 (0.41%) FinalBuilder
7 2 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.20%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.20%) LSMW
8 1 (0.20%) NUnit
8 1 (0.20%) PVCS
8 1 (0.20%) Rational Rose
8 1 (0.20%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 138 (28.22%) Finance
2 60 (12.27%) Banking
3 18 (3.68%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.45%) Front Office
4 12 (2.45%) Investment Banking
5 8 (1.64%) Marketing
6 7 (1.43%) Automotive
6 7 (1.43%) Retail
7 6 (1.23%) Back Office
7 6 (1.23%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.82%) Advertising
9 3 (0.61%) Billing
9 3 (0.61%) General Ledger
9 3 (0.61%) Local Government
9 3 (0.61%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.41%) Legal
11 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.20%) International Banking
11 1 (0.20%) Military
Job Titles
1 206 (42.13%) Analyst
2 187 (38.24%) Developer
3 81 (16.56%) Data Analyst
4 54 (11.04%) SQL Developer
5 48 (9.82%) Access Developer
6 37 (7.57%) VBA Developer
7 35 (7.16%) Business Analyst
8 27 (5.52%) SQL Analyst
9 22 (4.50%) Business Developer
9 22 (4.50%) Information Analyst
10 21 (4.29%) Microsoft Developer
11 19 (3.89%) Applications Developer
11 19 (3.89%) Excel Analyst
12 18 (3.68%) Access VBA Developer
12 18 (3.68%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 18 (3.68%) Senior Developer
12 18 (3.68%) SSIS Developer
13 17 (3.48%) Administrator
13 17 (3.48%) Database Developer
14 16 (3.27%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (10.84%) .NET
2 26 (5.32%) ASP.NET
2 26 (5.32%) HTML
3 20 (4.09%) MDX
4 15 (3.07%) XML
5 13 (2.66%) WPF
6 12 (2.45%) Classic ASP
7 10 (2.04%) jQuery
8 9 (1.84%) CSS
9 8 (1.64%) WinForms
10 7 (1.43%) DAO
10 7 (1.43%) Web Services
11 6 (1.23%) ADO
11 6 (1.23%) ISPF
12 5 (1.02%) DCOM
12 5 (1.02%) HTML5
12 5 (1.02%) WCF
12 5 (1.02%) XHTML
13 3 (0.61%) JMS
13 3 (0.61%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 94 (19.22%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (12.47%) Management Information System
3 30 (6.13%) NHS
4 24 (4.91%) Statistics
5 17 (3.48%) Data Structures
6 12 (2.45%) Mainframe
7 10 (2.04%) Data Extraction
8 9 (1.84%) Computer Science
9 8 (1.64%) Fixed Income
9 8 (1.64%) Reference Data
10 7 (1.43%) Learning Management System
11 6 (1.23%) Credit Risk
11 6 (1.23%) IBM Mainframe
11 6 (1.23%) Reinsurance
11 6 (1.23%) VSAM
12 5 (1.02%) Market Risk
12 5 (1.02%) Mathematics
13 4 (0.82%) Data Centre
13 4 (0.82%) Data Integration
13 4 (0.82%) STB
Operating Systems
1 33 (6.75%) Windows
2 15 (3.07%) Windows Server
3 9 (1.84%) Linux
3 9 (1.84%) Unix
3 9 (1.84%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (1.43%) Windows 7
4 7 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (1.23%) MVS
6 5 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.02%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.41%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.20%) Android
8 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (19.22%) Data Analysis
2 67 (13.70%) Project Management
3 61 (12.47%) Business Intelligence
4 56 (11.45%) Migration
5 37 (7.57%) Analytics
6 35 (7.16%) Data Modelling
6 35 (7.16%) Validation
7 30 (6.13%) Business Analysis
8 27 (5.52%) Agile Software Development
8 27 (5.52%) Data Management
8 27 (5.52%) User Acceptance Testing
8 27 (5.52%) Web Development
9 26 (5.32%) Data Migration
10 25 (5.11%) Change Management
11 24 (4.91%) ETL
12 20 (4.09%) Business Continuity
12 20 (4.09%) CRM
13 19 (3.89%) Data Cleansing
14 18 (3.68%) Data Validation
14 18 (3.68%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 297 (60.74%) SQL
2 153 (31.29%) VBA
3 55 (11.25%) C#
4 54 (11.04%) VB
5 40 (8.18%) T-SQL
6 23 (4.70%) JavaScript
7 20 (4.09%) PL/SQL
8 18 (3.68%) Java
9 14 (2.86%) C++
10 13 (2.66%) VB6
11 10 (2.04%) VB.NET
12 7 (1.43%) Perl
12 7 (1.43%) PHP
12 7 (1.43%) VBScript
13 6 (1.23%) Assembly Language
13 6 (1.23%) COBOL
13 6 (1.23%) JCL
13 6 (1.23%) MATLAB
13 6 (1.23%) REXX
13 6 (1.23%) VC++
Qualifications
1 54 (11.04%) Degree
2 42 (8.59%) Security Cleared
3 23 (4.70%) SC Cleared
4 8 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
4 8 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (1.43%) DV Cleared
5 7 (1.43%) MCSE
6 5 (1.02%) MCSA
7 3 (0.61%) MCP
7 3 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.41%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.41%) MCDBA
9 1 (0.20%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.20%) HNC
9 1 (0.20%) ISEB
9 1 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.20%) MBA
9 1 (0.20%) PhD
9 1 (0.20%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (9.61%) Data Quality
2 36 (7.36%) QA
3 14 (2.86%) SLA
4 12 (2.45%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (1.02%) Basel II
6 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (2.04%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.23%) Time Sharing Option
3 2 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.20%) NFS
4 1 (0.20%) Samba
4 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.82%) SCCM
3 3 (0.61%) DameWare
3 3 (0.61%) NetBackup
3 3 (0.61%) Netcool
3 3 (0.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (0.61%) ServiceCenter
3 3 (0.61%) Unicenter
3 3 (0.61%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (0.20%) Amdocs OSS
Vendors
1 190 (38.85%) Microsoft
2 46 (9.41%) Oracle
3 18 (3.68%) SAP
4 13 (2.66%) Remedy
5 10 (2.04%) Tableau
6 9 (1.84%) IBM
7 8 (1.64%) Ariba
7 8 (1.64%) HP
7 8 (1.64%) MicroStrategy
8 6 (1.23%) CA
8 6 (1.23%) Micro Focus
9 4 (0.82%) Citrix
9 4 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (0.82%) Siemens
10 3 (0.61%) Cisco
10 3 (0.61%) EMC
10 3 (0.61%) Meridio
10 3 (0.61%) Sage
10 3 (0.61%) Veritas
10 3 (0.61%) VMware
London
HFG
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £298 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Merseyside
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Expenses
Posted: 19 days ago
Edinburgh
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago