Period
to 18 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 October 2021 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 88 72 59
Rank change year-on-year -16 -13 +16
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 101 49 234
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.62% 2.77% 3.92%
As % of the Applications category 29.02% 34.03% 44.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 30 175
10th Percentile £130 £106 £125
25th Percentile £213 £165 £165
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £399 £325
Median % change year-on-year -5.96% +22.69% +30.00%
75th Percentile £572 £538 £463
90th Percentile £642 £576 £571
Central London median daily rate £375 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +25.00% -7.69% +22.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 18
10th Percentile £13.44 £17.05 £12.08
25th Percentile £15.03 £17.13 £12.82
Median hourly rate £17.88 £19.00 £19.91
Median % change year-on-year -5.92% -4.58% +13.79%
75th Percentile £20.53 £21.63 £21.00
90th Percentile £22.01 £22.15 £21.07
Central London median hourly rate £17.88 £19.00 £20.67
% change year-on-year -5.92% -8.06% +10.51%

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 the City of London with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 348 144 523
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.02% 8.13% 8.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 87 375
10th Percentile £219 £160 £152
25th Percentile £350 £269 £260
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £425 £400
Median % change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% +6.67%
75th Percentile £584 £538 £525
90th Percentile £666 £607 £625
Central London median daily rate £500 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 25
10th Percentile £14.00 £16.00 £11.25
25th Percentile £16.43 £17.13 £12.76
Median hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year +15.00% +5.26% +8.57%
75th Percentile £29.75 £22.38 £21.00
90th Percentile £37.25 £30.88 £21.15
Central London median hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year +15.00% +1.27% +5.61%

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Microsoft Office as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in the City of London

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Office in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in the City of London

Microsoft Office
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Office in the City of London over the 6 months to 18 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in the City of London

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Office in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 October 2021, 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 City of London region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 54 (53.47%) Microsoft
2 45 (44.55%) Social Skills
3 42 (41.58%) Windows
3 42 (41.58%) Finance
4 30 (29.70%) Microsoft 365
5 23 (22.77%) Microsoft Excel
6 21 (20.79%) Project Management
7 20 (19.80%) Active Directory
8 19 (18.81%) Problem-Solving
9 17 (16.83%) Project Delivery
10 16 (15.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 15 (14.85%) ITIL
11 15 (14.85%) MS Visio
11 15 (14.85%) Windows 10
12 14 (13.86%) PRINCE2
12 14 (13.86%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (12.87%) Android
13 13 (12.87%) Windows 7
14 12 (11.88%) Azure
14 12 (11.88%) Cisco
14 12 (11.88%) Blackberry
15 11 (10.89%) Legal
15 11 (10.89%) Management Information System
15 11 (10.89%) Stakeholder Management
15 11 (10.89%) Microsoft Project
15 11 (10.89%) Matrix Organization
15 11 (10.89%) PMO
16 10 (9.90%) Microsoft Intune
16 10 (9.90%) SharePoint
17 9 (8.91%) Migration

Microsoft Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 10 (9.90%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.96%) Confluence
3 2 (1.98%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.99%) CMS
4 1 (0.99%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.99%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (0.99%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 23 (22.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (15.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 15 (14.85%) MS Visio
4 11 (10.89%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (4.95%) InVision
6 2 (1.98%) Marvel
6 2 (1.98%) Sketch
7 1 (0.99%) Figma
7 1 (0.99%) UserZoom
Cloud Services
1 30 (29.70%) Microsoft 365
2 12 (11.88%) Azure
3 5 (4.95%) IaaS
4 3 (2.97%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 3 (2.97%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.98%) Miro
5 2 (1.98%) Power Platform
5 2 (1.98%) SaaS
6 1 (0.99%) AWS
6 1 (0.99%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 1 (0.99%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.99%) IBM Blueworks
6 1 (0.99%) NuGet
6 1 (0.99%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.99%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.93%) VPN
2 5 (4.95%) Wireless
3 4 (3.96%) Unified Communications
4 3 (2.97%) Firewall
5 2 (1.98%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (1.98%) DHCP
5 2 (1.98%) DNS
5 2 (1.98%) LAN
5 2 (1.98%) NAS
5 2 (1.98%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (1.98%) SD-WAN
5 2 (1.98%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.98%) WAN
6 1 (0.99%) FTP
6 1 (0.99%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.99%) Network Security
6 1 (0.99%) Skype
6 1 (0.99%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (0.99%) VoIP
6 1 (0.99%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.96%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.99%) DB2
3 1 (0.99%) Power BI
3 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (5.94%) JIRA
2 5 (4.95%) Axure RP
3 2 (1.98%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.98%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 1 (0.99%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.99%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.99%) FishEye
4 1 (0.99%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.99%) MSI
4 1 (0.99%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.99%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 45 (44.55%) Social Skills
2 42 (41.58%) Finance
3 11 (10.89%) Legal
4 9 (8.91%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (8.91%) Banking
5 8 (7.92%) Presentation Skills
6 7 (6.93%) Influencing Skills
7 6 (5.94%) Documentation Skills
7 6 (5.94%) Law
8 5 (4.95%) Financial Institution
8 5 (4.95%) Investment Banking
9 4 (3.96%) French Language
9 4 (3.96%) Organisational Skills
10 3 (2.97%) Retail
11 2 (1.98%) Back Office
11 2 (1.98%) Marketing
12 1 (0.99%) Front Office
12 1 (0.99%) Local Government
12 1 (0.99%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.99%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (28.71%) Analyst
2 17 (16.83%) Support Engineer
3 15 (14.85%) Desktop Support
4 12 (11.88%) Desktop Engineer
4 12 (11.88%) IT Support
4 12 (11.88%) Project Manager
5 11 (10.89%) Business Analyst
5 11 (10.89%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 7 (6.93%) IT Engineer
6 7 (6.93%) Support Analyst
7 6 (5.94%) IT Support Engineer
7 6 (5.94%) Service Analyst
7 6 (5.94%) Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (4.95%) Architect
8 5 (4.95%) Consultant
8 5 (4.95%) IT Analyst
8 5 (4.95%) Senior IT Support
9 4 (3.96%) Designer
9 4 (3.96%) Microsoft 365 Consultant
9 4 (3.96%) Senior IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.97%) .NET
2 2 (1.98%) WPF
2 2 (1.98%) XML
3 1 (0.99%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.99%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.99%) Express
3 1 (0.99%) iOS SDK
3 1 (0.99%) Middleware
3 1 (0.99%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.88%) Blackberry
2 11 (10.89%) Management Information System
3 9 (8.91%) User Experience
4 8 (7.92%) iPad
4 8 (7.92%) iPhone
5 5 (4.95%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (3.96%) Replication
7 3 (2.97%) Data Centre
7 3 (2.97%) Hedge funds
7 3 (2.97%) PMI
7 3 (2.97%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (2.97%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.98%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (0.99%) BYOD
9 1 (0.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.99%) HoloLens
9 1 (0.99%) Legacy Applications
9 1 (0.99%) LPAR
9 1 (0.99%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 42 (41.58%) Windows
2 15 (14.85%) Windows 10
3 13 (12.87%) Android
3 13 (12.87%) Windows 7
4 8 (7.92%) Windows Phone
5 7 (6.93%) Windows Server
6 6 (5.94%) Apple iOS
7 3 (2.97%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.98%) Linux
8 2 (1.98%) Mac OS
8 2 (1.98%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.98%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.99%) Unix
9 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (20.79%) Project Management
2 19 (18.81%) Problem-Solving
3 17 (16.83%) Project Delivery
4 15 (14.85%) ITIL
5 14 (13.86%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (13.86%) PRINCE2
6 11 (10.89%) Matrix Organization
6 11 (10.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (8.91%) Break/Fix
7 9 (8.91%) Business Case
7 9 (8.91%) Change Management
7 9 (8.91%) Migration
7 9 (8.91%) Service Delivery
8 8 (7.92%) Antivirus Management
9 7 (6.93%) Acceptance Criteria
9 7 (6.93%) Business Analysis
9 7 (6.93%) Decision-Making
9 7 (6.93%) Incident Management
10 6 (5.94%) Project Governance
11 5 (4.95%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.95%) PowerShell
2 4 (3.96%) VBA
3 3 (2.97%) C#
3 3 (2.97%) Python
3 3 (2.97%) SQL
4 1 (0.99%) Apple Swift
4 1 (0.99%) C
4 1 (0.99%) Groovy
4 1 (0.99%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.99%) VB
4 1 (0.99%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (8.91%) Degree
2 7 (6.93%) PMP
3 5 (4.95%) PMI Certification
4 3 (2.97%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (2.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.98%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (1.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.99%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.99%) CCENT
6 1 (0.99%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (0.99%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (0.99%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.89%) PMO
2 8 (7.92%) QA
3 6 (5.94%) SLA
4 3 (2.97%) GDPR
5 1 (0.99%) Accessibility
5 1 (0.99%) Basel III
System Software
1 20 (19.80%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.96%) Virtual Desktop
2 4 (3.96%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (2.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.98%) vSphere
5 1 (0.99%) Docker
5 1 (0.99%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.99%) PowerHA
5 1 (0.99%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.99%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.99%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 10 (9.90%) Microsoft Intune
2 8 (7.92%) SCCM
3 2 (1.98%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.98%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.99%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.99%) Ansible
4 1 (0.99%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.99%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.99%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.99%) PingFederate
4 1 (0.99%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.99%) WSUS
Vendors
1 54 (53.47%) Microsoft
2 12 (11.88%) Cisco
3 8 (7.92%) ServiceNow
4 6 (5.94%) Citrix
5 4 (3.96%) Bloomberg
5 4 (3.96%) VMware
6 3 (2.97%) Adobe
7 2 (1.98%) Apple
7 2 (1.98%) HP
7 2 (1.98%) iManage
7 2 (1.98%) Infoblox
7 2 (1.98%) McAfee
7 2 (1.98%) Polycom
7 2 (1.98%) Symantec
8 1 (0.99%) Aruba
8 1 (0.99%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (0.99%) Meraki
8 1 (0.99%) Palo Alto
8 1 (0.99%) RightFax
8 1 (0.99%) SolarWinds