Period
to 29 September 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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 75 58 77
Rank change year-on-year -17 +19 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 47 234 233
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.61% 3.84% 3.36%
As % of the Applications category 31.54% 43.66% 38.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 175 161
Median daily rate £240 £340 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.41% +36.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £104 £128 £120
90th Percentile £549 £569 £538
Central London median daily rate £240 £325 £263
% change year-on-year -26.15% +23.81% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 17 38
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.33 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.68% +3.34% +1.08%
10th Percentile £17.05 £11.86 £13.22
90th Percentile £22.15 £21.10 £25.50
Central London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.47 £19.13
% change year-on-year -2.39% +1.78% +12.50%

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 149 536 607
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.29% 8.79% 8.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 381 423
Median daily rate £425 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00% -9.37%
10th Percentile £160 £143 £125
90th Percentile £614 £625 £588
Central London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 28 41
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.75 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.31% -5.08% -7.65%
10th Percentile £16.40 £11.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £41.80 £27.88 £25.50
Median hourly rate £21.00 £19.47 £18.70
% change year-on-year +7.89% +4.09% +1.08%

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 29 September 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

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 33 (70.21%) Microsoft
2 20 (42.55%) Windows
3 16 (34.04%) Finance
4 11 (23.40%) SQL
4 11 (23.40%) Active Directory
4 11 (23.40%) Windows 7
5 10 (21.28%) Office 365
5 10 (21.28%) Degree
5 10 (21.28%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (19.15%) Windows 10
6 9 (19.15%) Microsoft Excel
6 9 (19.15%) Migration
7 8 (17.02%) Project Management
7 8 (17.02%) ITIL
7 8 (17.02%) Oracle
7 8 (17.02%) Incident Management
8 7 (14.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 7 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (14.89%) Banking
9 6 (12.77%) MS Visio
9 6 (12.77%) Service Management
10 5 (10.64%) Service Delivery
10 5 (10.64%) Management Information System
10 5 (10.64%) Information Security
10 5 (10.64%) Unix
10 5 (10.64%) SQL Server
10 5 (10.64%) Azure
10 5 (10.64%) SCCM
10 5 (10.64%) SC Cleared
10 5 (10.64%) Security Cleared

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 3 (6.38%) Confluence
1 3 (6.38%) WebLogic
2 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.13%) Apache
3 1 (2.13%) CMS
3 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.13%) IIS
3 1 (2.13%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (2.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (19.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (14.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (12.77%) MS Visio
4 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (2.13%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (2.13%) PeopleSoft HCM
1 1 (2.13%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 10 (21.28%) Office 365
2 5 (10.64%) Azure
3 2 (4.26%) G Suite
4 1 (2.13%) AWS
4 1 (2.13%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.13%) IaaS
4 1 (2.13%) NuGet
4 1 (2.13%) OpenShift
4 1 (2.13%) PaaS
4 1 (2.13%) Power Platform
4 1 (2.13%) SaaS
4 1 (2.13%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) VPN
2 2 (4.26%) DNS
2 2 (4.26%) Firewall
2 2 (4.26%) Intranet
2 2 (4.26%) NetScaler
3 1 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.13%) DHCP
3 1 (2.13%) HTTPS
3 1 (2.13%) Internet
3 1 (2.13%) Kerberos
3 1 (2.13%) NAS
3 1 (2.13%) Network Security
3 1 (2.13%) SAN
3 1 (2.13%) Skype
3 1 (2.13%) SMTP
3 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.13%) Telepresence
3 1 (2.13%) VoIP
3 1 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.38%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.13%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.13%) Data Lake
4 1 (2.13%) DB2
4 1 (2.13%) Power BI
4 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Eclipse
1 3 (6.38%) JIRA
2 2 (4.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (4.26%) Toad
2 2 (4.26%) VersionOne
3 1 (2.13%) AdminStudio
3 1 (2.13%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.13%) ClearCase
3 1 (2.13%) FishEye
3 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.13%) MSI
3 1 (2.13%) Rational Rose
3 1 (2.13%) RStudio
3 1 (2.13%) SonarQube
3 1 (2.13%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (2.13%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 16 (34.04%) Finance
2 7 (14.89%) Banking
3 4 (8.51%) Public Sector
4 3 (6.38%) Police
5 2 (4.26%) French Language
5 2 (4.26%) Legal
6 1 (2.13%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
6 1 (2.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (25.53%) Analyst
2 6 (12.77%) Junior
2 6 (12.77%) Support Engineer
3 5 (10.64%) Desktop Support
3 5 (10.64%) Senior Support Engineer
4 3 (6.38%) Administrator
4 3 (6.38%) Business Analyst
4 3 (6.38%) Data Analyst
4 3 (6.38%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (6.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (6.38%) IT Support
4 3 (6.38%) Senior Desktop Engineer
4 3 (6.38%) Senior Desktop Support
4 3 (6.38%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (6.38%) Support Analyst
5 2 (4.26%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (4.26%) DBA
5 2 (4.26%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (4.26%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.51%) Web Services
2 3 (6.38%) J2EE
2 3 (6.38%) Java EE
2 3 (6.38%) Struts
3 1 (2.13%) .NET
3 1 (2.13%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.13%) JAX-RS
3 1 (2.13%) LDAP
3 1 (2.13%) Middleware
3 1 (2.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (10.64%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.38%) User Experience
3 2 (4.26%) Fat Client
3 2 (4.26%) Taxonomies
3 2 (4.26%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.13%) BYOD
4 1 (2.13%) CCTV
4 1 (2.13%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.13%) PKI
4 1 (2.13%) PMI
4 1 (2.13%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.13%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.13%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.13%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (42.55%) Windows
2 11 (23.40%) Windows 7
3 9 (19.15%) Windows 10
4 5 (10.64%) Unix
5 3 (6.38%) Linux
5 3 (6.38%) Windows 8
5 3 (6.38%) Windows Server
6 2 (4.26%) Mac OS
6 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.13%) AIX
7 1 (2.13%) Android
7 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.13%) Solaris
7 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.28%) Problem-Solving
2 9 (19.15%) Migration
3 8 (17.02%) Incident Management
3 8 (17.02%) ITIL
3 8 (17.02%) Project Management
4 7 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (12.77%) Service Management
6 5 (10.64%) Information Security
6 5 (10.64%) Service Delivery
7 4 (8.51%) Data Migration
7 4 (8.51%) Decision-Making
7 4 (8.51%) DevOps
7 4 (8.51%) PRINCE2
7 4 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (6.38%) Business Case
8 3 (6.38%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 3 (6.38%) Line Management
8 3 (6.38%) Patch Management
8 3 (6.38%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.40%) SQL
2 4 (8.51%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.38%) Java
4 2 (4.26%) Python
5 1 (2.13%) C#
5 1 (2.13%) Groovy
5 1 (2.13%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.13%) R
5 1 (2.13%) VB
5 1 (2.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (21.28%) Degree
2 5 (10.64%) SC Cleared
2 5 (10.64%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.26%) CISSP
3 2 (4.26%) PMI Certification
3 2 (4.26%) Postgraduate
4 1 (2.13%) CISA
4 1 (2.13%) CISM
4 1 (2.13%) CLAS
4 1 (2.13%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.13%) GIAC
4 1 (2.13%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) COBIT
1 2 (4.26%) Data Quality
1 2 (4.26%) MiFID
1 2 (4.26%) PMO
1 2 (4.26%) QA
1 2 (4.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.13%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (23.40%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.13%) Docker
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (2.13%) Terminal Services
2 1 (2.13%) UAG
2 1 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (10.64%) SCCM
2 2 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.13%) Ansible
3 1 (2.13%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.13%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.13%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (2.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 33 (70.21%) Microsoft
2 8 (17.02%) Oracle
3 4 (8.51%) Remedy
4 3 (6.38%) ServiceNow
5 2 (4.26%) Bloomberg
5 2 (4.26%) Citrix
5 2 (4.26%) Forcepoint
5 2 (4.26%) Google
5 2 (4.26%) Ivanti
5 2 (4.26%) Juniper
5 2 (4.26%) Palo Alto
5 2 (4.26%) Reuters
5 2 (4.26%) VMware
6 1 (2.13%) Atlassian
6 1 (2.13%) Cisco
6 1 (2.13%) F5
6 1 (2.13%) Qualys
6 1 (2.13%) Splunk
6 1 (2.13%) Tableau
6 1 (2.13%) Veritas