Period
to 2 June 2020

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 2 June 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 68 65 78
Rank change year-on-year -3 +13 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 85 227 219
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.84% 3.55% 3.14%
As % of the Applications category 29.51% 42.75% 33.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 165 152
Median daily rate £228 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +18.18% -8.33%
10th Percentile £125 £131 £120
90th Percentile £499 £538 £513
Central London median daily rate £225 £315 £263
% change year-on-year -28.57% +20.00% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 25
Median hourly rate £13.26 £21.00 £14.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.87% +49.63% -31.54%
10th Percentile £12.27 £13.19 £11.25
90th Percentile £22.24 £22.10 £21.20
Central London median hourly rate £13.44 £20.00 £15.55
% change year-on-year -32.80% +28.62% -22.25%

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 288 531 655
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.61% 8.30% 9.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 370 480
Median daily rate £423 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.63% - -
10th Percentile £160 £135 £129
90th Percentile £650 £594 £575
Central London median daily rate £416 £400 £405
% change year-on-year +4.06% -1.23% +4.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 29 32
Median hourly rate £15.00 £19.25 £14.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.08% +34.92% -12.88%
10th Percentile £12.42 £11.25 £11.29
90th Percentile £34.35 £33.55 £23.13
Median hourly rate £15.98 £19.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year -17.01% +20.31% +0.77%

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 2 June 2020.

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

Microsoft Office
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microsoft Office in the City of London over the 6 months to 2 June 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Office in the City of London

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 City of London region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 57 (67.06%) Microsoft
2 41 (48.24%) Windows
3 27 (31.76%) Windows 10
4 26 (30.59%) Finance
5 22 (25.88%) Active Directory
6 20 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
7 19 (22.35%) Analytical Skills
8 18 (21.18%) Microsoft Excel
8 18 (21.18%) Windows 7
9 17 (20.00%) SCCM
9 17 (20.00%) Office 365
10 15 (17.65%) ITIL
11 14 (16.47%) Banking
12 13 (15.29%) Public Sector
13 11 (12.94%) Blackberry
13 11 (12.94%) SQL
13 11 (12.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 10 (11.76%) Degree
14 10 (11.76%) Oracle
14 10 (11.76%) Adobe
15 9 (10.59%) Apple iOS
16 8 (9.41%) Relational Database
16 8 (9.41%) Decision-Making
16 8 (9.41%) Service Management
16 8 (9.41%) Remedy
16 8 (9.41%) Stakeholder Management
17 7 (8.24%) Migration
17 7 (8.24%) Time Management
17 7 (8.24%) NHS
17 7 (8.24%) Mac OS X

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 5 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.53%) Confluence
2 3 (3.53%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.35%) Anypoint
3 2 (2.35%) Mule
3 2 (2.35%) Mule ESB
3 2 (2.35%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.18%) Apache
4 1 (1.18%) CMS
4 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.18%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.18%) IIS
4 1 (1.18%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.18%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 18 (21.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (12.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (5.88%) MS Visio
4 3 (3.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (3.53%) Photoshop
5 2 (2.35%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (2.35%) InVision
5 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (2.35%) Sketch
6 1 (1.18%) RoboHelp
6 1 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 17 (20.00%) Office 365
2 6 (7.06%) AWS
2 6 (7.06%) Azure
3 4 (4.71%) GCP
4 2 (2.35%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.35%) Power Platform
4 2 (2.35%) SaaS
5 1 (1.18%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (1.18%) Google Drive
5 1 (1.18%) IaaS
5 1 (1.18%) NuGet
5 1 (1.18%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.18%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.88%) LAN
2 3 (3.53%) Skype
2 3 (3.53%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.35%) DNS
3 2 (2.35%) Firewall
3 2 (2.35%) NAS
3 2 (2.35%) Network Security
3 2 (2.35%) VoIP
4 1 (1.18%) BGP
4 1 (1.18%) DHCP
4 1 (1.18%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.18%) Internet
4 1 (1.18%) Intranet
4 1 (1.18%) IPv4
4 1 (1.18%) Kerberos
4 1 (1.18%) MPLS
4 1 (1.18%) SAN
4 1 (1.18%) SMTP
4 1 (1.18%) SNMP
4 1 (1.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.41%) Relational Database
2 4 (4.71%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.53%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.35%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (2.35%) Power BI
5 1 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.18%) DB2
5 1 (1.18%) QlikView
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (4.71%) Selenium
2 3 (3.53%) Eclipse
3 2 (2.35%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.35%) JIRA
3 2 (2.35%) Toad
3 2 (2.35%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.18%) Axure RP
4 1 (1.18%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.18%) ClearCase
4 1 (1.18%) FishEye
4 1 (1.18%) Rational Rose
4 1 (1.18%) SonarQube
4 1 (1.18%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.18%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 26 (30.59%) Finance
2 14 (16.47%) Banking
3 13 (15.29%) Public Sector
4 4 (4.71%) International Banking
5 3 (3.53%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.53%) Law
5 3 (3.53%) Publishing
6 2 (2.35%) Police
7 1 (1.18%) Back Office
7 1 (1.18%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.18%) German Language
7 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (40.00%) Analyst
2 12 (14.12%) Service Analyst
3 11 (12.94%) Service Desk Analyst
4 10 (11.76%) Desktop Support
4 10 (11.76%) Support Analyst
5 9 (10.59%) IT Analyst
6 8 (9.41%) IT Support
7 7 (8.24%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (8.24%) Administrator
8 6 (7.06%) Support Engineer
9 5 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (4.71%) Desktop Analyst
10 4 (4.71%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 4 (4.71%) Help Desk Analyst
10 4 (4.71%) IT Support Analyst
10 4 (4.71%) Junior
10 4 (4.71%) Service Desk Support
11 3 (3.53%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
11 3 (3.53%) IT Engineer
11 3 (3.53%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.06%) Web Services
2 5 (5.88%) J2EE
3 4 (4.71%) .NET
4 3 (3.53%) .NET Framework
4 3 (3.53%) Java EE
4 3 (3.53%) Middleware
4 3 (3.53%) SOAP
4 3 (3.53%) Struts
5 2 (2.35%) Apache CXF
5 2 (2.35%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.35%) JMS
5 2 (2.35%) REST
5 2 (2.35%) Spring
5 2 (2.35%) UDDI
5 2 (2.35%) WSDL
5 2 (2.35%) XML
5 2 (2.35%) XSD
5 2 (2.35%) XSLT
6 1 (1.18%) COM
6 1 (1.18%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.35%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (12.94%) Blackberry
3 7 (8.24%) NHS
4 5 (5.88%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.53%) iPhone
5 3 (3.53%) User Experience
6 2 (2.35%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.18%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.18%) Cybercrime
7 1 (1.18%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.18%) Handset
7 1 (1.18%) Learning Management System
7 1 (1.18%) PKI
7 1 (1.18%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.18%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.18%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.18%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.18%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 41 (48.24%) Windows
2 27 (31.76%) Windows 10
3 18 (21.18%) Windows 7
4 9 (10.59%) Apple iOS
5 7 (8.24%) Mac OS X
6 6 (7.06%) Windows Server
7 5 (5.88%) Unix
8 4 (4.71%) Linux
9 3 (3.53%) Mac OS
10 2 (2.35%) Android
10 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (1.18%) AIX
11 1 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.18%) Solaris
11 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
2 15 (17.65%) ITIL
3 8 (9.41%) Decision-Making
3 8 (9.41%) Service Management
3 8 (9.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (8.24%) Migration
4 7 (8.24%) Time Management
5 6 (7.06%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (7.06%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (7.06%) DevOps
6 5 (5.88%) Project Management
6 5 (5.88%) Test Automation
6 5 (5.88%) Validation
7 4 (4.71%) Asset Management
7 4 (4.71%) Business Analysis
7 4 (4.71%) Computer Science
7 4 (4.71%) Customer Requirements
7 4 (4.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 4 (4.71%) OO
7 4 (4.71%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.94%) SQL
2 7 (8.24%) Java
3 6 (7.06%) C#
4 5 (5.88%) Python
5 4 (4.71%) C
5 4 (4.71%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.18%) C++
6 1 (1.18%) Groovy
6 1 (1.18%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.18%) R
Qualifications
1 10 (11.76%) Degree
2 5 (5.88%) A+ Certification
3 4 (4.71%) CompTIA Security+
3 4 (4.71%) ISTQB
3 4 (4.71%) Network+ Certification
3 4 (4.71%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.53%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.18%) ACCA
6 1 (1.18%) CCIE Service Provider
6 1 (1.18%) CIMA
6 1 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.18%) ECDL
6 1 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.18%) MCP
6 1 (1.18%) MCTS
6 1 (1.18%) MOS
6 1 (1.18%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.88%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.35%) SLA
3 1 (1.18%) GDPR
3 1 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 17025
3 1 (1.18%) QA
3 1 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 22 (25.88%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.35%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.18%) Docker
4 1 (1.18%) UAG
Systems Management
1 17 (20.00%) SCCM
2 2 (2.35%) Jamf Pro
3 1 (1.18%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.18%) Ansible
3 1 (1.18%) EnCase
3 1 (1.18%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.18%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (1.18%) SCOM
3 1 (1.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 57 (67.06%) Microsoft
2 10 (11.76%) Adobe
2 10 (11.76%) Oracle
3 8 (9.41%) Remedy
4 6 (7.06%) HP
5 5 (5.88%) Apple
5 5 (5.88%) Dell
5 5 (5.88%) Google
6 4 (4.71%) Cisco
6 4 (4.71%) Citrix
6 4 (4.71%) VMware
6 4 (4.71%) Xerox
7 3 (3.53%) Bloomberg
8 2 (2.35%) Atlassian
8 2 (2.35%) Fidessa
8 2 (2.35%) Forcepoint
8 2 (2.35%) Ivanti
8 2 (2.35%) MuleSoft
8 2 (2.35%) Reuters
8 2 (2.35%) SAP