Period
to 21 February 2019

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 21 February 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 66 78 83
Rank change year-on-year +12 +5 -31
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 251 233 180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.69% 3.28% 2.92%
As % of the Applications category 41.83% 36.87% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 172 119
City of London median daily rate £300 £315 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +0.80% +2.04%
10th Percentile £128 £131 £123
90th Percentile £536 £582 £578
Central London median daily rate £293 £300 £319
% change year-on-year -2.50% -5.88% +8.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 15
City of London median hourly rate £15.60 £12.75 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.35% -37.80% +20.59%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.03 £13.83
90th Percentile £23.75 £23.14 £39.50
Central London median hourly rate £16.60 £15.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +10.67% -26.83% +20.59%

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 600 632 495
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.82% 8.90% 8.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 472 333
City of London median daily rate £375 £404 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.12% +0.94% +3.23%
10th Percentile £134 £158 £156
90th Percentile £550 £611 £588
Central London median daily rate £375 £405 £400
% change year-on-year -7.41% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 22 22
City of London median hourly rate £15.30 £15.50 £19.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.29% -20.35% +13.97%
10th Percentile £12.76 £11.25 £11.34
90th Percentile £24.63 £31.00 £39.88
Central London median hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £19.46
% change year-on-year +3.75% -17.78% +14.47%

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Microsoft Office as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in the City of London

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in the City of London over the 6 months to 21 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in the City of London

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in the City of London

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in the City of London over the 6 months to 21 February 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Office in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 City of London region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 177 (70.52%) Microsoft
2 150 (59.76%) Windows
3 109 (43.43%) Active Directory
4 90 (35.86%) ITIL
5 86 (34.26%) Windows 7
5 86 (34.26%) Office 365
6 68 (27.09%) Finance
7 60 (23.90%) Windows 10
8 57 (22.71%) SCCM
9 48 (19.12%) Microsoft Excel
10 39 (15.54%) VMware
11 37 (14.74%) Citrix
12 36 (14.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 35 (13.94%) Cisco
13 35 (13.94%) WAN
14 34 (13.55%) LAN
15 33 (13.15%) Microsoft Azure
16 32 (12.75%) Skype
16 32 (12.75%) SharePoint
17 30 (11.95%) Windows 8
17 30 (11.95%) VMware Infrastructure
18 28 (11.16%) SQL
19 27 (10.76%) MS Exchange
19 27 (10.76%) Apple
20 26 (10.36%) Project Management
20 26 (10.36%) Service Management
21 25 (9.96%) Migration
21 25 (9.96%) Skype for Business
21 25 (9.96%) Windows Server
22 24 (9.56%) Analytical Skills

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 32 (12.75%) SharePoint
2 27 (10.76%) MS Exchange
3 25 (9.96%) Skype for Business
4 11 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (3.98%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (2.39%) Confluence
7 5 (1.99%) IIS
8 3 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.40%) Appian
9 1 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.40%) CMS
9 1 (0.40%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.40%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.40%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 48 (19.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 36 (14.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 11 (4.38%) MS Visio
4 8 (3.19%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.80%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.40%) InVision
6 1 (0.40%) Revit
6 1 (0.40%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 3 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.80%) Eikon
3 1 (0.40%) Carpe Diem
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.40%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.40%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (0.40%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 1 (0.40%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 86 (34.26%) Office 365
2 33 (13.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.98%) IaaS
4 9 (3.59%) PaaS
5 8 (3.19%) SaaS
6 7 (2.79%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (1.59%) OneDrive
8 3 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.20%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
8 3 (1.20%) GoToWebinar
9 2 (0.80%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.40%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.40%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.40%) iTunes
10 1 (0.40%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 35 (13.94%) WAN
2 34 (13.55%) LAN
3 32 (12.75%) Skype
4 24 (9.56%) Internet
5 22 (8.76%) DNS
6 20 (7.97%) VPN
7 18 (7.17%) DHCP
8 13 (5.18%) Firewall
9 12 (4.78%) Cisco IOS
10 10 (3.98%) SMTP
10 10 (3.98%) Wireless
11 9 (3.59%) Telepresence
12 8 (3.19%) MPLS
13 7 (2.79%) Cisco ASA
13 7 (2.79%) IMAP
13 7 (2.79%) WAAS
14 6 (2.39%) TCP/IP
15 4 (1.59%) BGP
15 4 (1.59%) OSPF
15 4 (1.59%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.18%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.20%) Big Data
2 3 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.80%) MS Access
3 2 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.40%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.40%) Biml
4 1 (0.40%) Qlik Sense
4 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (4.38%) JIRA
2 3 (1.20%) fastlane
2 3 (1.20%) MSI
2 3 (1.20%) WiX
2 3 (1.20%) Xcode
3 2 (0.80%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.80%) HP UFT
3 2 (0.80%) Hudson
3 2 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.80%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.40%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.40%) Subversion
4 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 68 (27.09%) Finance
2 22 (8.76%) Banking
3 11 (4.38%) Law
4 10 (3.98%) Legal
5 7 (2.79%) Marketing
5 7 (2.79%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.59%) Advertising
6 4 (1.59%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.59%) Front Office
7 3 (1.20%) General Ledger
7 3 (1.20%) German Language
7 3 (1.20%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.80%) Back Office
8 2 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.80%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.80%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.40%) Billing
9 1 (0.40%) French Language
9 1 (0.40%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.40%) Retail
Job Titles
1 83 (33.07%) Analyst
2 50 (19.92%) Support Engineer
3 41 (16.33%) Desktop Support
4 36 (14.34%) Desktop Engineer
5 33 (13.15%) Service Analyst
5 33 (13.15%) Service Desk Analyst
6 32 (12.75%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 24 (9.56%) Support Analyst
8 21 (8.37%) IT Support
9 18 (7.17%) 2nd Line Support
9 18 (7.17%) IT Analyst
10 14 (5.58%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
10 14 (5.58%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
11 13 (5.18%) Project Manager
12 11 (4.38%) Developer
12 11 (4.38%) Windows Engineer
13 10 (3.98%) IT Engineer
13 10 (3.98%) IT Support Engineer
14 9 (3.59%) Business Analyst
14 9 (3.59%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.38%) .NET
2 6 (2.39%) Software Packaging
3 3 (1.20%) ASP.NET
3 3 (1.20%) REST
3 3 (1.20%) Ruby on Rails
3 3 (1.20%) WPF
4 2 (0.80%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.40%) .NET Core
5 1 (0.40%) ActiveX
5 1 (0.40%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (8.37%) Video Conferencing
3 20 (7.97%) iPhone
3 20 (7.97%) Smartphone
4 15 (5.98%) Blackberry
5 12 (4.78%) iPad
6 10 (3.98%) User Experience
7 8 (3.19%) Management Information System
7 8 (3.19%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (2.79%) Algorithms
8 7 (2.79%) Fixed Income
9 6 (2.39%) Equities
9 6 (2.39%) Tandem
10 4 (1.59%) Fintech
10 4 (1.59%) Hedge funds
10 4 (1.59%) NHS
10 4 (1.59%) Podcast
10 4 (1.59%) Public Cloud
11 3 (1.20%) Clustering
11 3 (1.20%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 150 (59.76%) Windows
2 86 (34.26%) Windows 7
3 60 (23.90%) Windows 10
4 30 (11.95%) Windows 8
5 25 (9.96%) Windows Server
6 21 (8.37%) Mac OS X
7 20 (7.97%) Apple iOS
8 14 (5.58%) Android
8 14 (5.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (4.78%) Mac OS
10 9 (3.59%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.80%) Unix
12 1 (0.40%) Linux
12 1 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.40%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (35.86%) ITIL
2 26 (10.36%) Project Management
2 26 (10.36%) Service Management
3 25 (9.96%) Migration
4 24 (9.56%) Change Management
5 21 (8.37%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (7.57%) ITSM
6 19 (7.57%) Problem-Solving
7 15 (5.98%) Data Analysis
8 12 (4.78%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (4.38%) Asset Management
9 11 (4.38%) Decision-Making
9 11 (4.38%) ITIL V3
9 11 (4.38%) Mobile Device Management
10 9 (3.59%) Business Analysis
10 9 (3.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 8 (3.19%) CRM
12 7 (2.79%) Document Management
12 7 (2.79%) Problem Management
12 7 (2.79%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 28 (11.16%) SQL
2 20 (7.97%) PowerShell
3 13 (5.18%) VBA
4 7 (2.79%) Python
5 6 (2.39%) VB
6 5 (1.99%) C#
7 3 (1.20%) Apple Swift
7 3 (1.20%) Perl
7 3 (1.20%) PHP
7 3 (1.20%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.20%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.20%) VB6
8 2 (0.80%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.40%) Java
9 1 (0.40%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (6.77%) Degree
2 12 (4.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 7 (2.79%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (2.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (2.39%) Security Cleared
5 5 (1.99%) CCNA
5 5 (1.99%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.99%) MCP
6 4 (1.59%) CISSP
6 4 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.59%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.20%) Avaya Certification
7 3 (1.20%) CCNP
7 3 (1.20%) MCSE
8 2 (0.80%) ACCA
8 2 (0.80%) CCAB
8 2 (0.80%) CIMA
8 2 (0.80%) MCSA
8 2 (0.80%) PMP
8 2 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.78%) SLA
2 10 (3.98%) PMO
3 3 (1.20%) QA
4 2 (0.80%) GDPR
4 2 (0.80%) IFRS
5 1 (0.40%) Basel III
5 1 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.40%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.40%) MiFID
System Software
1 109 (43.43%) Active Directory
2 30 (11.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (5.98%) BitLocker
4 6 (2.39%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.99%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (1.99%) XenApp
6 4 (1.59%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.20%) Firmware
7 3 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (1.20%) vSphere
8 2 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.80%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.40%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 57 (22.71%) SCCM
2 10 (3.98%) vCenter Server
3 7 (2.79%) Jamf Pro
4 5 (1.99%) SCOM
5 4 (1.59%) AirWatch
5 4 (1.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 3 (1.20%) QRadar
6 3 (1.20%) SCOrch
6 3 (1.20%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (1.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.80%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.40%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.40%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.40%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.40%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 177 (70.52%) Microsoft
2 39 (15.54%) VMware
3 37 (14.74%) Citrix
4 35 (13.94%) Cisco
5 27 (10.76%) Apple
6 20 (7.97%) Adobe
7 17 (6.77%) HP
8 14 (5.58%) Wyse
9 9 (3.59%) Polycom
9 9 (3.59%) Symantec
10 8 (3.19%) iManage
11 7 (2.79%) Bloomberg
11 7 (2.79%) Reuters
12 6 (2.39%) Avaya
13 5 (1.99%) SolarWinds
14 4 (1.59%) Altiris
14 4 (1.59%) CheckPoint
14 4 (1.59%) F5
14 4 (1.59%) GoldenSource
14 4 (1.59%) Tableau