Period
to 15 January 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 15 January 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
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 60 64 63
Rank change year-on-year +4 -1 +19
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 66 169 244
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 3.21% 3.38% 3.59%
As % of the Applications category 42.04% 40.43% 39.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 129 176
Median daily rate £395 £275 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +43.64% -1.79% -10.97%
10th Percentile £144 £124 £126
90th Percentile £545 £519 £494
Central London median daily rate £380 £275 £275
% change year-on-year +38.18% - -4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 15 28
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +3.31% +16.77%
10th Percentile £17.00 £11.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £19.00 £21.15 £25.50
Central London median hourly rate £18.00 £19.01 £18.70
% change year-on-year -5.33% +1.67% +24.67%

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 157 418 613
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 7.64% 8.35% 9.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 312 433
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £160 £155 £135
90th Percentile £603 £625 £563
Central London median daily rate £425 £391 £388
% change year-on-year +8.70% +0.90% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 19 29
Median hourly rate £27.00 £18.70 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.39% +6.86% -14.63%
10th Percentile £19.00 £12.11 £13.00
90th Percentile £33.15 £21.75 £25.50
Median hourly rate £27.00 £19.66 £18.70
% change year-on-year +37.32% +5.15% -8.78%

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 15 January 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 15 January 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 45 (68.18%) Microsoft
2 25 (37.88%) Windows
3 24 (36.36%) Finance
4 21 (31.82%) Office 365
5 17 (25.76%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (24.24%) Microsoft Excel
7 13 (19.70%) Service Delivery
7 13 (19.70%) SharePoint
7 13 (19.70%) Active Directory
7 13 (19.70%) Problem-Solving
8 11 (16.67%) Windows 10
8 11 (16.67%) SQL
8 11 (16.67%) Project Management
8 11 (16.67%) Banking
9 10 (15.15%) Degree
9 10 (15.15%) Video Conferencing
9 10 (15.15%) Migration
10 9 (13.64%) Windows 7
10 9 (13.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 8 (12.12%) Business Case
12 7 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (10.61%) JIRA
12 7 (10.61%) Incident Management
12 7 (10.61%) Azure
12 7 (10.61%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (10.61%) SCCM
12 7 (10.61%) Confluence
12 7 (10.61%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (10.61%) Change Management
12 7 (10.61%) MS Visio

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 13 (19.70%) SharePoint
2 7 (10.61%) Confluence
3 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (3.03%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.52%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.52%) SAS
4 1 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.52%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 16 (24.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (13.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (10.61%) MS Visio
4 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (3.03%) AutoCAD
5 2 (3.03%) Revit
6 1 (1.52%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (1.52%) PeopleSoft HCM
1 1 (1.52%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 21 (31.82%) Office 365
2 7 (10.61%) Azure
3 2 (3.03%) G Suite
4 1 (1.52%) AWS
4 1 (1.52%) GCP
4 1 (1.52%) IaaS
4 1 (1.52%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.52%) PaaS
4 1 (1.52%) Power Platform
4 1 (1.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.09%) Skype
2 5 (7.58%) Unified Communications
3 2 (3.03%) DNS
3 2 (3.03%) Intranet
3 2 (3.03%) NetScaler
3 2 (3.03%) SMTP
3 2 (3.03%) VoIP
3 2 (3.03%) VPN
3 2 (3.03%) Wireless
4 1 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.52%) DHCP
4 1 (1.52%) Firewall
4 1 (1.52%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.52%) Internet
4 1 (1.52%) Kerberos
4 1 (1.52%) NAS
4 1 (1.52%) Network Security
4 1 (1.52%) SAN
4 1 (1.52%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.58%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.03%) Qlik Sense
4 1 (1.52%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.52%) Big Data
4 1 (1.52%) Blockchain
4 1 (1.52%) Data Lake
4 1 (1.52%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (1.52%) MySQL
4 1 (1.52%) Power BI
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.52%) SSDT
4 1 (1.52%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 7 (10.61%) JIRA
2 3 (4.55%) RStudio
3 2 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.03%) VersionOne
4 1 (1.52%) AdminStudio
4 1 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.52%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.52%) MSI
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 24 (36.36%) Finance
2 11 (16.67%) Banking
3 4 (6.06%) Legal
4 2 (3.03%) Back Office
4 2 (3.03%) French Language
4 2 (3.03%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.03%) Law
4 2 (3.03%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.52%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.52%) Front Office
5 1 (1.52%) Police
5 1 (1.52%) Publishing
5 1 (1.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (22.73%) Analyst
2 7 (10.61%) Desktop Support
2 7 (10.61%) Junior
3 6 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 5 (7.58%) Business Analyst
4 5 (7.58%) Senior Support Engineer
5 4 (6.06%) Administrator
5 4 (6.06%) Data Analyst
5 4 (6.06%) IT Support
5 4 (6.06%) Support Technician
6 3 (4.55%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) Desktop Support Technician
6 3 (4.55%) Desktop Technician
6 3 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) Junior PMO
6 3 (4.55%) PMO Assistant
6 3 (4.55%) Senior Desktop Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) Senior Desktop Support
6 3 (4.55%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.03%) .NET
1 2 (3.03%) Gherkin
2 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.52%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.15%) Video Conferencing
2 7 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (9.09%) User Experience
4 4 (6.06%) Data Centre
5 3 (4.55%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.03%) Smartphone
6 2 (3.03%) Taxonomies
7 1 (1.52%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.52%) BYOD
7 1 (1.52%) CCTV
7 1 (1.52%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.52%) iPhone
7 1 (1.52%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (1.52%) NHS
7 1 (1.52%) PKI
7 1 (1.52%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.52%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 25 (37.88%) Windows
2 11 (16.67%) Windows 10
3 9 (13.64%) Windows 7
4 5 (7.58%) Apple iOS
4 5 (7.58%) Windows Server
5 2 (3.03%) Android
5 2 (3.03%) Mac OS
5 2 (3.03%) Windows 8
5 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (1.52%) Linux
6 1 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.52%) Solaris
6 1 (1.52%) Unix
6 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (25.76%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (19.70%) Problem-Solving
2 13 (19.70%) Service Delivery
3 11 (16.67%) Project Management
4 10 (15.15%) Migration
5 8 (12.12%) Business Case
6 7 (10.61%) Change Management
6 7 (10.61%) Incident Management
6 7 (10.61%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (10.61%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (9.09%) GAP Analysis
7 6 (9.09%) ITIL
7 6 (9.09%) Process Improvement
8 5 (7.58%) Data Analysis
8 5 (7.58%) Data Sharing
8 5 (7.58%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (7.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 5 (7.58%) ITSM
8 5 (7.58%) Scenario Testing
9 4 (6.06%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.67%) SQL
2 4 (6.06%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.55%) Python
3 3 (4.55%) R
4 2 (3.03%) C#
4 2 (3.03%) VB
5 1 (1.52%) C++
5 1 (1.52%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.52%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.52%) VBA
5 1 (1.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (15.15%) Degree
2 4 (6.06%) MCP
3 3 (4.55%) MCSE
3 3 (4.55%) MCTS
3 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.55%) Postgraduate
4 2 (3.03%) BICSI Certification
4 2 (3.03%) BICSI RCDD
4 2 (3.03%) ISEB
5 1 (1.52%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.52%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.52%) PMP
5 1 (1.52%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.58%) PMO
1 5 (7.58%) QA
2 2 (3.03%) MiFID
3 1 (1.52%) COBIT
3 1 (1.52%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (19.70%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.03%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.52%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.52%) UAG
4 1 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (10.61%) SCCM
2 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (3.03%) NetBackup
3 2 (3.03%) SCOM
3 2 (3.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.52%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.52%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.52%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (1.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 45 (68.18%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.06%) Citrix
2 4 (6.06%) Oracle
2 4 (6.06%) VMware
3 3 (4.55%) CA Agile Central
3 3 (4.55%) Google
4 2 (3.03%) Atlassian
4 2 (3.03%) Cisco
4 2 (3.03%) Forcepoint
4 2 (3.03%) iManage
4 2 (3.03%) Ivanti
4 2 (3.03%) Palo Alto
4 2 (3.03%) SAP
4 2 (3.03%) ServiceNow
4 2 (3.03%) UiPath
5 1 (1.52%) Avaya
5 1 (1.52%) IBM
5 1 (1.52%) Juniper
5 1 (1.52%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.52%) Veritas