Period
to 26 June 2019

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 26 June 2019 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
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 72 77 70
Rank change year-on-year +5 -7 -12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 298 300 238
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 3.53% 3.29% 3.21%
As % of the Applications category 39.68% 36.63% 38.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 201 155
Central London median daily rate £325 £275 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -9.84% +10.91%
10th Percentile £131 £121 £124
90th Percentile £538 £538 £528
London median daily rate £311 £289 £325
% change year-on-year +7.79% -11.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 31 11
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £12.91 £11.81 £10.50
90th Percentile £24.65 £22.00 £128.75
London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £19.50
% change year-on-year +1.60% -4.10% +23.81%

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 751 819 614
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 8.89% 8.98% 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 482 589 425
Central London median daily rate £415 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.47% +1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £146 £135 £149
90th Percentile £594 £589 £575
London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 40 20
Central London median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £15.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.43% +10.22% -16.43%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.81 £11.18
90th Percentile £33.50 £24.80 £39.88
London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -5.00% -2.44% +22.39%

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 26 June 2019.

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 26 June 2019.

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 26 June 2019. 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 +10 233 £331 +20.45% 17
West End of London +18 15 £315 - 1
City of Westminster -14 6 £280 +21.37% 1
Camden 0 2 £153 +69.44%
Kensington and Chelsea -1 2 £195 -
Southwark -33 1 - -
Microsoft Office
London

For the 6 months to 26 June 2019, 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.

1 193 (64.77%) Microsoft
2 174 (58.39%) Windows
3 124 (41.61%) Active Directory
4 104 (34.90%) Windows 10
5 97 (32.55%) Office 365
6 90 (30.20%) Finance
7 86 (28.86%) ITIL
7 86 (28.86%) Windows 7
8 67 (22.48%) Microsoft Excel
9 53 (17.79%) SCCM
10 41 (13.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 38 (12.75%) Citrix
12 35 (11.74%) Windows Server
13 32 (10.74%) Project Management
14 31 (10.40%) Problem-Solving
15 30 (10.07%) Law
15 30 (10.07%) MS Exchange
16 29 (9.73%) DNS
16 29 (9.73%) Migration
16 29 (9.73%) Skype
17 28 (9.40%) Banking
18 27 (9.06%) Degree
18 27 (9.06%) Skype for Business
18 27 (9.06%) VMware
18 27 (9.06%) SharePoint
19 26 (8.72%) Legal
19 26 (8.72%) Agile Software Development
20 25 (8.39%) TCP/IP
20 25 (8.39%) SQL
21 24 (8.05%) LAN

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 30 (10.07%) MS Exchange
2 27 (9.06%) SharePoint
2 27 (9.06%) Skype for Business
3 11 (3.69%) Confluence
4 10 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (1.68%) IIS
6 4 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (1.01%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.67%) CMS
8 2 (0.67%) SAS
9 1 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.34%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.34%) WordPress
Applications
1 67 (22.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 41 (13.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 15 (5.03%) MS Visio
4 10 (3.36%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.67%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.67%) Camtasia
5 2 (0.67%) Snagit
5 2 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.34%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.34%) InVision
6 1 (0.34%) Revit
6 1 (0.34%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 9 (3.02%) Elite 3E
2 4 (1.34%) Carpe Diem
3 3 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.34%) Eikon
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 97 (32.55%) Office 365
2 24 (8.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.02%) G Suite
4 7 (2.35%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (2.35%) IaaS
4 7 (2.35%) PaaS
4 7 (2.35%) Slack
5 5 (1.68%) OneDrive
5 5 (1.68%) Power Platform
5 5 (1.68%) SaaS
6 4 (1.34%) Dropbox
6 4 (1.34%) Trello
7 3 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.67%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.67%) ShareGate
8 2 (0.67%) Yammer
9 1 (0.34%) Google Docs
9 1 (0.34%) Google Sheets
9 1 (0.34%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 29 (9.73%) DNS
1 29 (9.73%) Skype
2 25 (8.39%) TCP/IP
3 24 (8.05%) LAN
4 23 (7.72%) DHCP
5 21 (7.05%) VPN
6 20 (6.71%) WAN
7 16 (5.37%) Wireless
8 15 (5.03%) Internet
9 9 (3.02%) Firewall
10 7 (2.35%) SAN
11 6 (2.01%) Intranet
11 6 (2.01%) VoIP
12 5 (1.68%) NAS
12 5 (1.68%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (1.34%) iSCSI
13 4 (1.34%) Remote Desktop
14 3 (1.01%) Fibre Channel
14 3 (1.01%) IP Telephony
14 3 (1.01%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.71%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (1.34%) Big Data
3 4 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.34%) Power BI
3 4 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.01%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (0.67%) Data Lake
5 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.34%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.34%) Qlik Sense
6 1 (0.34%) QlikView
6 1 (0.34%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 16 (5.37%) JIRA
2 3 (1.01%) MSI
2 3 (1.01%) ProC
2 3 (1.01%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.01%) WiX
3 2 (0.67%) Hudson
3 2 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.67%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.34%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.34%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.34%) fastlane
4 1 (0.34%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.34%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 1 (0.34%) Xcode
General
1 90 (30.20%) Finance
2 30 (10.07%) Law
3 28 (9.40%) Banking
4 26 (8.72%) Legal
5 13 (4.36%) Telecoms
6 9 (3.02%) Investment Banking
7 7 (2.35%) Front Office
8 6 (2.01%) Retail
9 5 (1.68%) Advertising
9 5 (1.68%) Marketing
10 4 (1.34%) German Language
11 3 (1.01%) Back Office
11 3 (1.01%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.34%) Billing
13 1 (0.34%) International Banking
13 1 (0.34%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.34%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.34%) Publishing
13 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 104 (34.90%) Analyst
2 49 (16.44%) Support Engineer
3 47 (15.77%) Desktop Support
4 38 (12.75%) Support Analyst
5 32 (10.74%) Service Analyst
6 31 (10.40%) Service Desk Analyst
7 30 (10.07%) 2nd Line Support
8 27 (9.06%) Desktop Engineer
9 23 (7.72%) IT Support
10 21 (7.05%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 16 (5.37%) Business Analyst
12 15 (5.03%) IT Analyst
13 11 (3.69%) Applications Engineer
13 11 (3.69%) Applications Support
13 11 (3.69%) Desktop Analyst
13 11 (3.69%) Desktop Support Analyst
13 11 (3.69%) Developer
14 10 (3.36%) Applications Support Engineer
14 10 (3.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 9 (3.02%) IT Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.70%) .NET
2 6 (2.01%) Software Packaging
3 3 (1.01%) WPF
4 2 (0.67%) 802.1X
4 2 (0.67%) Web Services
5 1 (0.34%) .NET Core
5 1 (0.34%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.34%) COM
5 1 (0.34%) D3.js
5 1 (0.34%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.34%) HTML
5 1 (0.34%) iOS SDK
5 1 (0.34%) JSON
5 1 (0.34%) MDX
5 1 (0.34%) Middleware
5 1 (0.34%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.34%) REST
5 1 (0.34%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (0.34%) WinForms
5 1 (0.34%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (7.72%) Self-Motivation
3 15 (5.03%) Blackberry
4 14 (4.70%) Video Conferencing
5 12 (4.03%) iPad
6 10 (3.36%) iPhone
7 7 (2.35%) e-Learning
7 7 (2.35%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (2.35%) Smartphone
7 7 (2.35%) Wiki
8 6 (2.01%) Hedge funds
9 4 (1.34%) Clustering
9 4 (1.34%) CMDB
9 4 (1.34%) Fat Client
9 4 (1.34%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.34%) Robotics
9 4 (1.34%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.34%) Virtual Team
10 3 (1.01%) NHS
10 3 (1.01%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 174 (58.39%) Windows
2 104 (34.90%) Windows 10
3 86 (28.86%) Windows 7
4 35 (11.74%) Windows Server
5 23 (7.72%) Apple iOS
6 20 (6.71%) Android
7 18 (6.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (5.70%) Windows 8
9 13 (4.36%) Mac OS
10 11 (3.69%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (3.36%) Mac OS X
12 4 (1.34%) Linux
13 2 (0.67%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.34%) Unix
14 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (28.86%) ITIL
2 32 (10.74%) Project Management
3 31 (10.40%) Problem-Solving
4 29 (9.73%) Migration
5 26 (8.72%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (6.38%) Incident Management
7 16 (5.37%) Document Management
7 16 (5.37%) Service Management
8 15 (5.03%) Data Modelling
8 15 (5.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 14 (4.70%) Asset Management
10 13 (4.36%) Practice Management
10 13 (4.36%) Time Management
11 12 (4.03%) Change Management
11 12 (4.03%) Service Delivery
12 11 (3.69%) Data Analysis
12 11 (3.69%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (3.36%) CRM
13 10 (3.36%) DevOps
13 10 (3.36%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (8.39%) SQL
2 19 (6.38%) VBA
3 16 (5.37%) PowerShell
4 8 (2.68%) C#
5 7 (2.35%) VB
6 5 (1.68%) Java
6 5 (1.68%) VBScript
7 3 (1.01%) Python
7 3 (1.01%) VB.NET
7 3 (1.01%) VB6
8 2 (0.67%) C
8 2 (0.67%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 2 (0.67%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.67%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.34%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.34%) AWK
9 1 (0.34%) Perl
9 1 (0.34%) PHP
9 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (9.06%) Degree
2 19 (6.38%) Security Cleared
3 17 (5.70%) ITIL Certification
4 9 (3.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (2.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 6 (2.01%) MCP
7 4 (1.34%) A+ Certification
7 4 (1.34%) MCSA
7 4 (1.34%) MCSE
8 3 (1.01%) ACTC
8 3 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.01%) MCDST
8 3 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (1.01%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.67%) ACDT
9 2 (0.67%) ACHDS
9 2 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.67%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.67%) MOS
9 2 (0.67%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.36%) SLA
2 8 (2.68%) PMO
3 4 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.01%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.67%) Basel III
5 2 (0.67%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.67%) MiFID
5 2 (0.67%) QA
6 1 (0.34%) ECSS
6 1 (0.34%) EMIR
6 1 (0.34%) IFRS
6 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.34%) SEPA
System Software
1 124 (41.61%) Active Directory
2 20 (6.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (4.70%) XenDesktop
4 12 (4.03%) XenApp
5 10 (3.36%) Hyper-V
6 7 (2.35%) Virtual Desktop
6 7 (2.35%) VMware Workstation
7 4 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (1.01%) BitLocker
8 3 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.01%) vSphere
9 2 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.34%) IAG
10 1 (0.34%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 53 (17.79%) SCCM
2 6 (2.01%) SCOM
2 6 (2.01%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 4 (1.34%) SCVMM
4 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (1.01%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.01%) Perfmon
4 3 (1.01%) QRadar
4 3 (1.01%) SCOrch
4 3 (1.01%) SCSM
4 3 (1.01%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (0.67%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.67%) Ansible
5 2 (0.67%) FlexNet
5 2 (0.67%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 193 (64.77%) Microsoft
2 38 (12.75%) Citrix
3 27 (9.06%) VMware
4 23 (7.72%) iManage
5 20 (6.71%) Apple
6 17 (5.70%) Cisco
6 17 (5.70%) Symantec
7 14 (4.70%) Bloomberg
8 13 (4.36%) Reuters
9 12 (4.03%) ServiceNow
10 11 (3.69%) Adobe
10 11 (3.69%) Dell
11 9 (3.02%) LexisNexis
12 8 (2.68%) Google
12 8 (2.68%) HP
12 8 (2.68%) Sony
13 5 (1.68%) Ivanti
14 4 (1.34%) Blue Prism
14 4 (1.34%) F5
14 4 (1.34%) Splunk