Period
to 18 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central 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 6 months to 18 February 2020 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
London > Central London
6 months to
18 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 76 67 70
Rank change year-on-year -9 +3 +20
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 176 318 305
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 2.95% 3.58% 3.45%
As % of the Applications category 36.44% 38.69% 37.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 222 218
Central London median daily rate £248 £280 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.61% -6.67% -5.88%
10th Percentile £124 £128 £133
90th Percentile £490 £506 £577
London median daily rate £280 £300 £275
% change year-on-year -6.67% +9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 24 21
Central London median hourly rate £19.01 £17.05 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.51% +13.67% -26.83%
10th Percentile £12.42 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £31.50 £23.50 £25.75
London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.38 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.77% +5.00% +6.74%

Microsoft Office is in the Software Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 483 822 811
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 8.09% 9.25% 9.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 553 590
Central London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £135 £135 £156
90th Percentile £575 £550 £601
London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 30 28
Central London median hourly rate £19.40 £17.05 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.75% +6.56% -17.78%
10th Percentile £12.42 £12.76 £11.25
90th Percentile £30.73 £26.30 £31.68
London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £20.91
% change year-on-year +1.60% -10.57% +16.17%

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in Central London

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in Central London

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Central London over the 6 months to 18 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in Central London

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in Central London

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Central London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Central London over the 6 months to 18 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Office in Central London

Microsoft Office
Contract Job Locations in Central 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 Central London region over the 6 months to 18 February 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -6 136 £275 -5.98% 61
City of Westminster +2 6 £450 +140.00%
West End of London +21 4 £188 -27.88%
Southwark +45 3 £275 -
Camden +6 2 £130 -25.71%
Kensington and Chelsea - 1 £150 -
Microsoft Office
London

For the 6 months to 18 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 108 (61.36%) Microsoft
2 93 (52.84%) Windows
3 59 (33.52%) Office 365
4 57 (32.39%) Finance
5 56 (31.82%) Active Directory
5 56 (31.82%) Windows 10
6 43 (24.43%) Microsoft Excel
7 42 (23.86%) Windows 7
8 29 (16.48%) SharePoint
8 29 (16.48%) ITIL
9 26 (14.77%) SCCM
9 26 (14.77%) Problem-Solving
10 22 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
11 21 (11.93%) Banking
11 21 (11.93%) Degree
12 20 (11.36%) Project Management
12 20 (11.36%) LAN
13 19 (10.80%) Citrix
14 18 (10.23%) MS Exchange
15 17 (9.66%) DNS
15 17 (9.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
15 17 (9.66%) Azure
16 16 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
16 16 (9.09%) Law
16 16 (9.09%) VMware
16 16 (9.09%) WAN
16 16 (9.09%) DHCP
16 16 (9.09%) Adobe
17 15 (8.52%) Cisco
17 15 (8.52%) Video Conferencing

Microsoft Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central 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 29 (16.48%) SharePoint
2 18 (10.23%) MS Exchange
3 6 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (3.41%) IIS
4 5 (2.84%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.14%) Anypoint
5 2 (1.14%) Confluence
5 2 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.14%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.14%) Mule
5 2 (1.14%) Mule ESB
6 1 (0.57%) WordPress
Applications
1 43 (24.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (9.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 11 (6.25%) MS Visio
4 7 (3.98%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (2.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (1.14%) InVision
6 2 (1.14%) Sketch
7 1 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.57%) Houdini
7 1 (0.57%) Maya
7 1 (0.57%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Exchequer
1 1 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (0.57%) Primavera
1 1 (0.57%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 59 (33.52%) Office 365
2 17 (9.66%) Azure
3 6 (3.41%) AWS
4 5 (2.84%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (2.84%) OneDrive
5 3 (1.70%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 3 (1.70%) Mimecast
5 3 (1.70%) SaaS
6 2 (1.14%) GCP
7 1 (0.57%) G Suite
7 1 (0.57%) IaaS
7 1 (0.57%) PaaS
7 1 (0.57%) Power Platform
7 1 (0.57%) PowerApps
7 1 (0.57%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 20 (11.36%) LAN
2 17 (9.66%) DNS
3 16 (9.09%) DHCP
3 16 (9.09%) WAN
4 11 (6.25%) VoIP
4 11 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
5 10 (5.68%) SAN
5 10 (5.68%) TCP/IP
6 9 (5.11%) Wireless
7 8 (4.55%) NAS
7 8 (4.55%) VPN
8 7 (3.98%) Skype
9 6 (3.41%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (2.84%) MPLS
11 4 (2.27%) VLAN
12 3 (1.70%) Firewall
13 2 (1.14%) DWDM
13 2 (1.14%) Internet
13 2 (1.14%) Intranet
13 2 (1.14%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.98%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.41%) Relational Database
2 6 (3.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (2.84%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.57%) Biml
4 1 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.57%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.57%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Power View
4 1 (0.57%) MS Access
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.57%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.70%) JIRA
2 2 (1.14%) Selenium
2 2 (1.14%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.57%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.57%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.57%) Subversion
General
1 57 (32.39%) Finance
2 21 (11.93%) Banking
3 16 (9.09%) Law
4 13 (7.39%) Public Sector
5 8 (4.55%) Telecoms
6 6 (3.41%) German Language
7 5 (2.84%) Legal
8 4 (2.27%) International Banking
8 4 (2.27%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.70%) Back Office
10 2 (1.14%) Billing
10 2 (1.14%) Games
10 2 (1.14%) Japanese Language
10 2 (1.14%) Publishing
11 1 (0.57%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.57%) French Language
11 1 (0.57%) Marketing
11 1 (0.57%) Retail
11 1 (0.57%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 63 (35.80%) Analyst
2 32 (18.18%) Desktop Support
3 25 (14.20%) Support Analyst
4 23 (13.07%) Support Engineer
5 19 (10.80%) IT Analyst
5 19 (10.80%) IT Support
6 18 (10.23%) Service Analyst
7 16 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
8 13 (7.39%) IT Support Analyst
9 12 (6.82%) Business Analyst
9 12 (6.82%) Desktop Engineer
10 11 (6.25%) Administrator
10 11 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support
11 10 (5.68%) Desktop Analyst
11 10 (5.68%) Desktop Support Analyst
12 9 (5.11%) 2nd Line Support
13 8 (4.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 8 (4.55%) IT Administrator
14 7 (3.98%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 7 (3.98%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.27%) .NET
2 2 (1.14%) .NET Framework
2 2 (1.14%) Apache CXF
2 2 (1.14%) HTML
2 2 (1.14%) J2EE
2 2 (1.14%) JMS
2 2 (1.14%) Middleware
2 2 (1.14%) REST
2 2 (1.14%) SOAP
2 2 (1.14%) Spring
2 2 (1.14%) UDDI
2 2 (1.14%) Web Services
2 2 (1.14%) WSDL
2 2 (1.14%) XML
2 2 (1.14%) XSD
2 2 (1.14%) XSLT
3 1 (0.57%) COM
3 1 (0.57%) CSS
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.57%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (8.52%) Video Conferencing
3 12 (6.82%) Blackberry
4 10 (5.68%) iPhone
4 10 (5.68%) Management Information System
5 9 (5.11%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (2.27%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.27%) NHS
6 4 (2.27%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.70%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.70%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.70%) Wiki
8 2 (1.14%) BYOD
8 2 (1.14%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.14%) iPad
8 2 (1.14%) User Experience
8 2 (1.14%) Video\Live Streaming
9 1 (0.57%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.57%) Handset
9 1 (0.57%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 93 (52.84%) Windows
2 56 (31.82%) Windows 10
3 42 (23.86%) Windows 7
4 14 (7.95%) Android
5 13 (7.39%) Apple iOS
5 13 (7.39%) Mac OS
6 12 (6.82%) Windows Server
7 10 (5.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (5.11%) Mac OS X
9 7 (3.98%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (2.27%) Linux
11 3 (1.70%) Unix
12 2 (1.14%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.57%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (16.48%) ITIL
2 26 (14.77%) Problem-Solving
3 20 (11.36%) Project Management
4 16 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (7.95%) Decision-Making
6 12 (6.82%) Time Management
7 11 (6.25%) PRINCE2
8 10 (5.68%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (5.68%) Service Management
9 9 (5.11%) Asset Management
9 9 (5.11%) Data Analysis
9 9 (5.11%) Migration
9 9 (5.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (4.55%) Document Management
11 7 (3.98%) Information Security
11 7 (3.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 6 (3.41%) ITIL V3
12 6 (3.41%) Mobile Device Management
12 6 (3.41%) Root Cause Analysis
12 6 (3.41%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.55%) PowerShell
1 8 (4.55%) SQL
2 5 (2.84%) Java
3 4 (2.27%) C
3 4 (2.27%) C#
4 3 (1.70%) VBA
5 1 (0.57%) PHP
5 1 (0.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (11.93%) Degree
2 11 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 9 (5.11%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (3.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (3.41%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.84%) MCSA
5 5 (2.84%) MCSE
6 4 (2.27%) A+ Certification
7 3 (1.70%) APMP
7 3 (1.70%) CompTIA Security+
7 3 (1.70%) Dell Certification
7 3 (1.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (1.70%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (1.14%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.14%) MOS
8 2 (1.14%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.57%) ECDL
9 1 (0.57%) MCP
9 1 (0.57%) PMP
9 1 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.98%) GDPR
1 7 (3.98%) PMO
1 7 (3.98%) SLA
2 6 (3.41%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.57%) MiFID
3 1 (0.57%) P3O
3 1 (0.57%) PMBOK
3 1 (0.57%) QA
System Software
1 56 (31.82%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.27%) VMware Workstation
3 4 (2.27%) XenApp
3 4 (2.27%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.14%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.57%) UAG
Systems Management
1 26 (14.77%) SCCM
2 5 (2.84%) AirWatch
2 5 (2.84%) Backup Exec
3 4 (2.27%) Jamf Pro
4 3 (1.70%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (1.70%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (1.14%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.57%) NetVault Backup
6 1 (0.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.57%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 108 (61.36%) Microsoft
2 19 (10.80%) Citrix
3 16 (9.09%) Adobe
3 16 (9.09%) VMware
4 15 (8.52%) Cisco
5 11 (6.25%) Apple
6 7 (3.98%) Bloomberg
6 7 (3.98%) Meraki
6 7 (3.98%) Remedy
7 6 (3.41%) Dell
7 6 (3.41%) HP
7 6 (3.41%) iManage
7 6 (3.41%) Oracle
7 6 (3.41%) Symantec
8 5 (2.84%) Avaya
8 5 (2.84%) Google
8 5 (2.84%) Sony
9 3 (1.70%) Intel
9 3 (1.70%) MuleSoft
9 3 (1.70%) Reuters