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 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Access
Rank 378 337 321
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -16
Contract jobs citing MS Access 255 282 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.50% 0.55% 0.57%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.27% 2.52% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 160 147
Average daily rate £350 £340 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £214 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £481 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £290 £290
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 12 11
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.30 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.60 £28.50 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
- +26.98%

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
11211 11211 11439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.12% 21.92% 22.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 7555 7281 6894
Average daily rate £425 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 164 224
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.75 £13.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £50.00 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.06%

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 13 February 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 13 February 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 13 February 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
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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 0 233 £350 +3.70% 51
London -29 92 £450 +12.50% 19
Yorkshire +20 40 £310 +55.00%
City of London +54 35 £525 +31.25% 2
West Yorkshire +19 33 £310 +26.53%
South East -2 30 £335 +24.07% 8
South West -4 22 £400 +46.78% 6
Bristol +7 20 £400 +41.59% 4
West Midlands -9 18 £400 +44.79% 6
Leeds +5 15 £310 +2.47%
Scotland -13 15 £350 -16.66% 1
Berkshire +22 13 £350 +38.61% 2
North West -11 13 £325 -5.79% 5
Bradford +21 11 £320 +30.61%
Glasgow - 11 £350 -
North East - 10 £313 -
Tyne and Wear - 10 £313 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 9 £313 -
Hampshire 0 7 £335 +34.00% 1
Manchester -9 7 £300 - 2
Warwickshire +3 6 - -
Cardiff -15 6 - -
South Wales -15 6 - - 4
East Midlands -15 6 £300 +9.09% 5
Wales -18 6 - - 4
Birmingham +1 5 £450 - 5
Cheshire -4 5 £350 +27.27% 3
Northamptonshire +16 4 - - 2
East of England -4 4 £242 -19.33% 2
Coventry - 4 £400 -

MS Access
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 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.

1 328 (63.57%) MS Excel
2 296 (57.36%) SQL
3 206 (39.92%) Microsoft
4 205 (39.73%) SQL Server
5 181 (35.08%) VBA
6 133 (25.78%) Finance
7 127 (24.61%) Analytical Skills
8 84 (16.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 73 (14.15%) Data Analysis
10 72 (13.95%) C#
10 72 (13.95%) Business Intelligence
11 71 (13.76%) Relational Database
12 68 (13.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 64 (12.40%) Banking
13 64 (12.40%) VB
14 58 (11.24%) MS PowerPoint
14 58 (11.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 58 (11.24%) .NET
15 55 (10.66%) Degree
16 53 (10.27%) Oracle
17 52 (10.08%) Migration
18 50 (9.69%) MS Office
19 48 (9.30%) T-SQL
20 47 (9.11%) BusinessObjects
21 46 (8.91%) SharePoint
21 46 (8.91%) Data Warehouse
22 45 (8.72%) Management Information System
23 44 (8.53%) Project Management
24 43 (8.33%) Validation
25 42 (8.14%) QA

MS Access
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 46 (8.91%) SharePoint
2 18 (3.49%) IIS
3 13 (2.52%) SAS
4 9 (1.74%) WebSphere
5 7 (1.36%) Apache
6 6 (1.16%) CICS
6 6 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.58%) CMS
7 3 (0.58%) Confluence
8 2 (0.39%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.39%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.19%) LiveCycle
9 1 (0.19%) LiveLink
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.19%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
Applications
1 328 (63.57%) MS Excel
2 58 (11.24%) MS PowerPoint
3 50 (9.69%) MS Office
4 25 (4.84%) MS Visio
5 16 (3.10%) MS Project
6 8 (1.55%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (1.16%) SPSS
8 3 (0.58%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.58%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.19%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 13 (2.52%) SAP SRM
2 8 (1.55%) Maximo
3 5 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.78%) Teamcenter
5 3 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (0.39%) SmartPlant
7 1 (0.19%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.19%) Relativity
7 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.19%) Sage 1000
7 1 (0.19%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.19%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.39%) Pure360
2 2 (0.39%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.55%) Internet
1 8 (1.55%) WinSCP
2 7 (1.36%) SSL
3 6 (1.16%) FTP
4 3 (0.58%) 2G
4 3 (0.58%) 3G
4 3 (0.58%) Intranet
4 3 (0.58%) LAN
4 3 (0.58%) RNC
4 3 (0.58%) WAN
5 2 (0.39%) Broadband
5 2 (0.39%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (0.39%) SAN
5 2 (0.39%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.19%) 4G
6 1 (0.19%) DNS
6 1 (0.19%) GPRS
6 1 (0.19%) GSM
6 1 (0.19%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.19%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 205 (39.73%) SQL Server
2 84 (16.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 71 (13.76%) Relational Database
4 68 (13.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 58 (11.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 47 (9.11%) BusinessObjects
7 46 (8.91%) Data Warehouse
8 30 (5.81%) SQL Server 2008
9 26 (5.04%) SQL Server 2012
10 22 (4.26%) Data Mining
11 18 (3.49%) SQL Server 2005
12 17 (3.29%) PerformancePoint
13 16 (3.10%) GIS
14 14 (2.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 12 (2.33%) Oracle Database
16 9 (1.74%) Azure SQL Database
16 9 (1.74%) Star Schema
17 8 (1.55%) DB2
17 8 (1.55%) SQL Server 2014
18 7 (1.36%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 34 (6.59%) Visual Studio
2 12 (2.33%) JIRA
3 9 (1.74%) Toad
4 6 (1.16%) Eclipse
4 6 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (0.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (0.97%) Subversion
6 4 (0.78%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.58%) Dreamweaver
7 3 (0.58%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.39%) HP UFT
8 2 (0.39%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.39%) LSMW
8 2 (0.39%) NUnit
9 1 (0.19%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.19%) MorphX
9 1 (0.19%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 133 (25.78%) Finance
2 64 (12.40%) Banking
3 16 (3.10%) Telecoms
4 14 (2.71%) Front Office
5 12 (2.33%) Investment Banking
6 11 (2.13%) Marketing
7 9 (1.74%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.36%) Automotive
9 5 (0.97%) Retail
10 4 (0.78%) Advertising
11 3 (0.58%) Back Office
11 3 (0.58%) Billing
11 3 (0.58%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.58%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.39%) French Language
12 2 (0.39%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.39%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.39%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 226 (43.80%) Developer
2 175 (33.91%) Analyst
3 74 (14.34%) Data Analyst
4 62 (12.02%) SQL Developer
5 59 (11.43%) Access Developer
5 59 (11.43%) VBA Developer
6 35 (6.78%) Business Analyst
7 28 (5.43%) Access VBA Developer
8 26 (5.04%) Business Developer
8 26 (5.04%) Microsoft Developer
9 23 (4.46%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 19 (3.68%) SQL Analyst
11 18 (3.49%) Administrator
11 18 (3.49%) Excel Developer
12 17 (3.29%) Consultant
13 16 (3.10%) Applications Developer
14 15 (2.91%) Excel VBA Developer
15 14 (2.71%) Senior Developer
16 13 (2.52%) .NET Developer
16 13 (2.52%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (11.24%) .NET
2 31 (6.01%) HTML
3 28 (5.43%) ASP.NET
4 25 (4.84%) MDX
5 24 (4.65%) XML
6 12 (2.33%) WCF
6 12 (2.33%) Web Services
7 11 (2.13%) WPF
8 10 (1.94%) CSS
8 10 (1.94%) jQuery
9 8 (1.55%) WinForms
10 7 (1.36%) .NET Framework
11 6 (1.16%) Classic ASP
11 6 (1.16%) HTML5
11 6 (1.16%) ISPF
12 5 (0.97%) ODBC
13 4 (0.78%) ADO
13 4 (0.78%) Ajax
13 4 (0.78%) DAO
14 3 (0.58%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 127 (24.61%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (8.72%) Management Information System
3 36 (6.98%) NHS
4 16 (3.10%) Data Structures
5 14 (2.71%) Data Extraction
6 11 (2.13%) Mainframe
7 10 (1.94%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.74%) Statistics
9 7 (1.36%) Fixed Income
9 7 (1.36%) Mathematics
9 7 (1.36%) Reinsurance
10 6 (1.16%) IBM Mainframe
10 6 (1.16%) User Experience
10 6 (1.16%) VSAM
11 5 (0.97%) Data Integration
11 5 (0.97%) Market Risk
11 5 (0.97%) Reference Data
12 4 (0.78%) Linked Data
13 3 (0.58%) Credit Risk
13 3 (0.58%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 36 (6.98%) Windows
2 16 (3.10%) Linux
3 10 (1.94%) Windows Server
4 9 (1.74%) Unix
5 6 (1.16%) MVS
6 4 (0.78%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.58%) Windows 8
7 3 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.39%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.19%) Solaris
9 1 (0.19%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (14.15%) Data Analysis
2 72 (13.95%) Business Intelligence
3 52 (10.08%) Migration
4 44 (8.53%) Project Management
5 43 (8.33%) Validation
6 37 (7.17%) Analytics
7 31 (6.01%) Data Modelling
8 30 (5.81%) Agile Software Development
8 30 (5.81%) Business Analysis
9 28 (5.43%) Data Management
10 25 (4.84%) Change Management
11 24 (4.65%) Data Migration
11 24 (4.65%) Stakeholder Management
12 23 (4.46%) ETL
13 22 (4.26%) Web Development
14 21 (4.07%) Data Cleansing
15 20 (3.88%) Business Continuity
15 20 (3.88%) CRM
16 19 (3.68%) Data Validation
17 17 (3.29%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 296 (57.36%) SQL
2 181 (35.08%) VBA
3 72 (13.95%) C#
4 64 (12.40%) VB
5 48 (9.30%) T-SQL
6 26 (5.04%) JavaScript
7 18 (3.49%) C++
8 17 (3.29%) PL/SQL
9 15 (2.91%) Java
10 11 (2.13%) VB.NET
11 8 (1.55%) Perl
12 7 (1.36%) R
13 6 (1.16%) Assembly Language
13 6 (1.16%) CLIST
13 6 (1.16%) COBOL
13 6 (1.16%) JCL
13 6 (1.16%) MATLAB
13 6 (1.16%) PHP
13 6 (1.16%) REXX
13 6 (1.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 55 (10.66%) Degree
2 26 (5.04%) Security Cleared
3 15 (2.91%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.36%) MBA
5 6 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.78%) MCDBA
7 4 (0.78%) MCP
7 4 (0.78%) MCSE
8 3 (0.58%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.39%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.19%) PhD
10 1 (0.19%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.19%) PMP
10 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.19%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 1 (0.19%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (8.14%) QA
2 33 (6.40%) Data Quality
3 13 (2.52%) Disclosure Scotland
4 12 (2.33%) SLA
5 2 (0.39%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.19%) Basel II
6 1 (0.19%) COREP
6 1 (0.19%) HL7
6 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (1.16%) Time Sharing Option
2 4 (0.78%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.19%) NFS
3 1 (0.19%) Samba
3 1 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (1.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 4 (0.78%) SCCM
3 3 (0.58%) NSN NetAct
4 2 (0.39%) DameWare
4 2 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.39%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 206 (39.92%) Microsoft
2 53 (10.27%) Oracle
3 22 (4.26%) SAP
4 17 (3.29%) Remedy
5 13 (2.52%) Ariba
6 11 (2.13%) Sybase
7 9 (1.74%) Teradata
8 8 (1.55%) IBM
8 8 (1.55%) MicroStrategy
9 6 (1.16%) CA
9 6 (1.16%) Cognos
9 6 (1.16%) Mapinfo
9 6 (1.16%) Micro Focus
10 4 (0.78%) Sage
10 4 (0.78%) Siemens
11 3 (0.58%) Citrix
11 3 (0.58%) Ericsson
11 3 (0.58%) Nokia
11 3 (0.58%) Nortel
11 3 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
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