Period
to 26 July 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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 89 75 66
Rank change year-on-year -14 -9 +11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 78 65 248
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.30% 2.68% 3.74%
As % of the Applications category 29.89% 28.26% 42.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 37 174
10th Percentile £213 £125 £127
25th Percentile £292 £181 £165
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £230 £325
Median % change year-on-year +128.26% -29.23% +22.64%
75th Percentile £684 £469 £463
90th Percentile £713 £517 £538
Central London median daily rate £525 £218 £325
% change year-on-year +141.38% -33.08% +23.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 22
10th Percentile " " £12.76
25th Percentile £12.38 £12.42 £13.55
Median hourly rate £12.75 £13.08 £19.63
Median % change year-on-year -2.49% -33.38% +22.66%
75th Percentile £18.06 £14.02 £21.00
90th Percentile £21.03 £18.31 "
Central London median hourly rate £16.38 £13.08 £20.42
% change year-on-year +25.24% -35.95% +12.79%

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 261 230 584
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 7.69% 9.49% 8.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 141 410
10th Percentile £235 £160 £135
25th Percentile £363 £269 £251
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £438 £414
Median % change year-on-year +8.57% +5.74% +3.44%
75th Percentile £575 £550 £524
90th Percentile £713 £675 £603
Central London median daily rate £475 £424 £415
% change year-on-year +12.09% +2.11% +1.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 33
10th Percentile £12.38 " "
25th Percentile £12.63 £12.42 £11.25
Median hourly rate £18.38 £17.50 £17.30
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +1.16% +8.13%
75th Percentile £28.06 £27.04 £21.00
90th Percentile £36.00 £38.04 £21.20
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.13
% change year-on-year - +4.58% +9.29%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 46 (58.97%) Microsoft
2 36 (46.15%) Social Skills
3 35 (44.87%) Finance
4 25 (32.05%) Microsoft 365
5 23 (29.49%) Windows
5 23 (29.49%) Project Management
6 20 (25.64%) Microsoft Excel
6 20 (25.64%) Project Delivery
6 20 (25.64%) Matrix Organization
7 18 (23.08%) PRINCE2
7 18 (23.08%) Migration
8 17 (21.79%) Service Delivery
8 17 (21.79%) Microsoft Project
8 17 (21.79%) Business Case
9 16 (20.51%) MS Visio
10 15 (19.23%) ITIL
10 15 (19.23%) QA
11 14 (17.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 14 (17.95%) Project Governance
11 14 (17.95%) Problem-Solving
12 13 (16.67%) Apple iOS
13 12 (15.38%) Active Directory
13 12 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
14 11 (14.10%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (14.10%) PMP
14 11 (14.10%) Influencing Skills
15 10 (12.82%) Disaster Recovery
15 10 (12.82%) IaaS
15 10 (12.82%) Windows 10
15 10 (12.82%) Cost-Benefit Analysis

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 6 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.56%) Confluence
2 2 (2.56%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.28%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 20 (25.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (21.79%) Microsoft Project
3 16 (20.51%) MS Visio
4 14 (17.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (2.56%) InVision
5 2 (2.56%) Marvel
5 2 (2.56%) Sketch
Cloud Services
1 25 (32.05%) Microsoft 365
2 10 (12.82%) IaaS
3 8 (10.26%) Azure
4 2 (2.56%) Miro
4 2 (2.56%) Power Platform
5 1 (1.28%) AWS
5 1 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.28%) IBM Blueworks
5 1 (1.28%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.28%) SaaS
5 1 (1.28%) Trello
5 1 (1.28%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.54%) FTP
1 9 (11.54%) NAS
1 9 (11.54%) SAN
2 5 (6.41%) Unified Communications
3 4 (5.13%) VPN
4 3 (3.85%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.56%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (2.56%) Firewall
5 2 (2.56%) Wireless
6 1 (1.28%) DHCP
6 1 (1.28%) DNS
6 1 (1.28%) LAN
6 1 (1.28%) Network Security
6 1 (1.28%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (1.28%) SD-WAN
6 1 (1.28%) WAN
6 1 (1.28%) WebEx
6 1 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.54%) DB2
2 2 (2.56%) Power BI
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (7.69%) JIRA
2 2 (2.56%) Axure RP
General
1 36 (46.15%) Social Skills
2 35 (44.87%) Finance
3 11 (14.10%) Influencing Skills
4 9 (11.54%) Documentation Skills
5 5 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (6.41%) Front Office
5 5 (6.41%) Law
5 5 (6.41%) Presentation Skills
6 4 (5.13%) Banking
6 4 (5.13%) French Language
6 4 (5.13%) Legal
7 3 (3.85%) Back Office
7 3 (3.85%) Investment Banking
7 3 (3.85%) Organisational Skills
7 3 (3.85%) Public Sector
7 3 (3.85%) Retail
8 2 (2.56%) Financial Institution
9 1 (1.28%) International Banking
9 1 (1.28%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 22 (28.21%) Analyst
2 18 (23.08%) Project Manager
3 11 (14.10%) Business Analyst
4 8 (10.26%) IT Support
4 8 (10.26%) Support Engineer
5 6 (7.69%) Desktop Support
5 6 (7.69%) IT Analyst
5 6 (7.69%) IT Engineer
6 5 (6.41%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
6 5 (6.41%) Senior IT Support
7 4 (5.13%) Architect
7 4 (5.13%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Finance Project Manager
7 4 (5.13%) Insurance Business Analyst
7 4 (5.13%) IT Support Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Senior IT Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Senior Support Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Service Analyst
7 4 (5.13%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (5.13%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.54%) Middleware
2 1 (1.28%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.54%) AS400
1 9 (11.54%) iSeries
1 9 (11.54%) LPAR
1 9 (11.54%) Management Information System
1 9 (11.54%) Replication
2 8 (10.26%) User Experience
2 8 (10.26%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (3.85%) Equities
3 3 (3.85%) Virtual Team
4 2 (2.56%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.56%) VLE
5 1 (1.28%) BYOD
5 1 (1.28%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.28%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.28%) iPad
5 1 (1.28%) iPhone
5 1 (1.28%) PMI
5 1 (1.28%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 23 (29.49%) Windows
2 13 (16.67%) Apple iOS
3 10 (12.82%) Windows 10
4 7 (8.97%) Android
4 7 (8.97%) Windows 7
5 5 (6.41%) Windows Server
6 2 (2.56%) Linux
6 2 (2.56%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.28%) Solaris
7 1 (1.28%) Unix
7 1 (1.28%) Windows Phone
7 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (29.49%) Project Management
2 20 (25.64%) Matrix Organization
2 20 (25.64%) Project Delivery
3 18 (23.08%) Migration
3 18 (23.08%) PRINCE2
4 17 (21.79%) Business Case
4 17 (21.79%) Service Delivery
5 15 (19.23%) ITIL
6 14 (17.95%) Problem-Solving
6 14 (17.95%) Project Governance
7 12 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (14.10%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (12.82%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
9 10 (12.82%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (11.54%) Business Continuity
10 9 (11.54%) Emotional Intelligence
11 6 (7.69%) Business Analysis
11 6 (7.69%) Waterfall
12 5 (6.41%) Computer Science
12 5 (6.41%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.85%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.56%) Python
2 2 (2.56%) SQL
2 2 (2.56%) VBA
3 1 (1.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (14.10%) PMP
2 7 (8.97%) Degree
3 4 (5.13%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (5.13%) Numerate Degree
4 2 (2.56%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.28%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.28%) CCENT
5 1 (1.28%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.28%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.28%) MCT
5 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.28%) MOS
5 1 (1.28%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (19.23%) QA
2 6 (7.69%) PMO
3 4 (5.13%) SLA
4 1 (1.28%) Basel III
4 1 (1.28%) MiFID
4 1 (1.28%) Solvency II
System Software
1 12 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 9 (11.54%) PowerHA
3 2 (2.56%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.28%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.28%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (1.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (7.69%) SCCM
2 5 (6.41%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.28%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.28%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.28%) HP ALM
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 46 (58.97%) Microsoft
2 9 (11.54%) IBM
3 8 (10.26%) Cisco
4 7 (8.97%) Citrix
5 3 (3.85%) Bloomberg
5 3 (3.85%) HP
5 3 (3.85%) VMware
6 2 (2.56%) Dell
6 2 (2.56%) Polycom
6 2 (2.56%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.28%) Aruba
7 1 (1.28%) Avaya
7 1 (1.28%) Civica
7 1 (1.28%) EMC
7 1 (1.28%) F5
7 1 (1.28%) Infoblox
7 1 (1.28%) Ivanti
7 1 (1.28%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.28%) Symantec
7 1 (1.28%) Trend Micro