Period
to 18 January 2022

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 18 January 2022 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
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 90 61 63
Rank change year-on-year -29 +2 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 100 66 166
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.50% 3.23% 3.37%
As % of the Applications category 28.90% 42.04% 40.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 44 127
10th Percentile £130 £136 £124
25th Percentile £185 £190 £161
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £270 £414 £275
Median % change year-on-year -34.74% +50.45% -3.51%
75th Percentile £534 £514 £391
90th Percentile £596 £555 £507
Central London median daily rate £283 £410 £275
% change year-on-year -31.10% +49.09% -1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 15
10th Percentile - - £11.50
25th Percentile - £17.00 £14.42
Median hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year +94.44% -3.74% +6.86%
75th Percentile - £19.00 £20.88
90th Percentile - - £21.15
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 £19.01
% change year-on-year +94.44% -5.33% +1.67%

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 346 157 405
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.65% 7.69% 8.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 102 301
10th Percentile £213 £160 £155
25th Percentile £350 £263 £263
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £425 £400
Median % change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% +5.61%
75th Percentile £588 £538 £500
90th Percentile £673 £603 £625
Central London median daily rate £500 £425 £388
% change year-on-year +17.65% +9.68% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 19
10th Percentile £20.14 £19.00 £12.11
25th Percentile £25.71 £22.00 £16.29
Median hourly rate £35.00 £27.00 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year +29.63% +44.39% +6.86%
75th Percentile £42.88 - £21.00
90th Percentile £47.60 £33.15 £21.75
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £27.00 £19.66
% change year-on-year +29.63% +37.32% +5.15%

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 18 January 2022.

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 18 January 2022, 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 56 (56.00%) Microsoft
2 45 (45.00%) Windows
3 39 (39.00%) Finance
3 39 (39.00%) Social Skills
4 25 (25.00%) Microsoft 365
5 23 (23.00%) Active Directory
6 21 (21.00%) Microsoft Excel
7 20 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
8 19 (19.00%) Windows 7
9 18 (18.00%) Windows 10
10 16 (16.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 16 (16.00%) Blackberry
11 15 (15.00%) MS Visio
12 14 (14.00%) Project Management
12 14 (14.00%) Legal
12 14 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (13.00%) Android
13 13 (13.00%) Banking
13 13 (13.00%) ITIL
14 12 (12.00%) Incident Management
15 11 (11.00%) Change Management
15 11 (11.00%) Analytical Skills
16 10 (10.00%) ServiceNow
16 10 (10.00%) iPad
16 10 (10.00%) Break/Fix
16 10 (10.00%) Service Delivery
16 10 (10.00%) iPhone
17 9 (9.00%) SharePoint
17 9 (9.00%) Antivirus Management
17 9 (9.00%) Microsoft Intune

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 9 (9.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.00%) CMS
3 3 (3.00%) Confluence
4 2 (2.00%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.00%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.00%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (1.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 21 (21.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (16.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 15 (15.00%) MS Visio
4 4 (4.00%) InVision
4 4 (4.00%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (1.00%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 2 (2.00%) Elite 3E
1 2 (2.00%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (2.00%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (2.00%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 1 (1.00%) IBM Planning Analytics
Cloud Services
1 25 (25.00%) Microsoft 365
2 8 (8.00%) Azure
3 4 (4.00%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 4 (4.00%) SaaS
4 3 (3.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (3.00%) IaaS
4 3 (3.00%) PaaS
5 1 (1.00%) AWS
5 1 (1.00%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 1 (1.00%) Figma
5 1 (1.00%) Google Analytics
5 1 (1.00%) Mimecast
5 1 (1.00%) NuGet
5 1 (1.00%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.00%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.00%) Power Platform
5 1 (1.00%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.00%) VPN
2 7 (7.00%) Wireless
3 4 (4.00%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (3.00%) LAN
4 3 (3.00%) VoIP
5 2 (2.00%) DHCP
5 2 (2.00%) DNS
5 2 (2.00%) Internet
5 2 (2.00%) NAS
5 2 (2.00%) WAN
6 1 (1.00%) Broadband
6 1 (1.00%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (1.00%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (1.00%) Intranet
6 1 (1.00%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.00%) IPv4
6 1 (1.00%) Kerberos
6 1 (1.00%) SSL
6 1 (1.00%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (5.00%) JIRA
2 4 (4.00%) Axure RP
3 2 (2.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.00%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 1 (1.00%) AdminStudio
4 1 (1.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.00%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.00%) FishEye
4 1 (1.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.00%) InstallShield
4 1 (1.00%) MSI
4 1 (1.00%) SonarQube
4 1 (1.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 39 (39.00%) Finance
1 39 (39.00%) Social Skills
2 14 (14.00%) Legal
3 13 (13.00%) Banking
4 11 (11.00%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (8.00%) Financial Institution
5 8 (8.00%) French Language
6 7 (7.00%) Presentation Skills
7 6 (6.00%) Investment Banking
7 6 (6.00%) Law
8 5 (5.00%) Organisational Skills
9 3 (3.00%) Marketing
9 3 (3.00%) Telecoms
10 2 (2.00%) Front Office
10 2 (2.00%) Influencing Skills
11 1 (1.00%) Advertising
11 1 (1.00%) Documentation Skills
11 1 (1.00%) Private Banking
11 1 (1.00%) Publishing
11 1 (1.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (29.00%) Analyst
2 24 (24.00%) Support Engineer
3 16 (16.00%) Desktop Support
4 14 (14.00%) IT Support
5 12 (12.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 12 (12.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 10 (10.00%) IT Engineer
6 10 (10.00%) IT Support Engineer
7 9 (9.00%) Business Analyst
7 9 (9.00%) Project Manager
8 8 (8.00%) Senior IT Engineer
8 8 (8.00%) Senior IT Support
8 8 (8.00%) Senior Support Engineer
9 7 (7.00%) 2nd Line Support
9 7 (7.00%) Support Analyst
10 6 (6.00%) Consultant
10 6 (6.00%) Service Analyst
10 6 (6.00%) Service Desk Analyst
11 5 (5.00%) IT Analyst
12 4 (4.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.00%) .NET
2 2 (2.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (2.00%) WPF
2 2 (2.00%) XML
3 1 (1.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.00%) Express
3 1 (1.00%) HTML
3 1 (1.00%) iOS SDK
3 1 (1.00%) SailPoint
3 1 (1.00%) Spring
3 1 (1.00%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.00%) Blackberry
2 10 (10.00%) iPad
2 10 (10.00%) iPhone
3 6 (6.00%) User Experience
4 5 (5.00%) Hedge funds
5 4 (4.00%) Analytical Mindset
5 4 (4.00%) Data Centre
5 4 (4.00%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.00%) PMI
6 3 (3.00%) Replication
6 3 (3.00%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (2.00%) Smartphone
7 2 (2.00%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.00%) BYOD
8 1 (1.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (1.00%) Fixed Income
8 1 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (1.00%) HoloLens
8 1 (1.00%) Legacy Applications
Operating Systems
1 45 (45.00%) Windows
2 19 (19.00%) Windows 7
3 18 (18.00%) Windows 10
4 13 (13.00%) Android
5 9 (9.00%) Windows Phone
6 5 (5.00%) Apple iOS
6 5 (5.00%) Windows Server
7 4 (4.00%) Mac OS
8 3 (3.00%) Mac OS X
9 2 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.00%) Linux
10 1 (1.00%) Unix
10 1 (1.00%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
2 14 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (14.00%) Project Management
3 13 (13.00%) ITIL
4 12 (12.00%) Incident Management
5 11 (11.00%) Change Management
6 10 (10.00%) Break/Fix
6 10 (10.00%) Service Delivery
7 9 (9.00%) Antivirus Management
8 8 (8.00%) ITSM
8 8 (8.00%) PRINCE2
8 8 (8.00%) Project Delivery
9 7 (7.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (7.00%) Use Case
9 7 (7.00%) Waterfall
10 6 (6.00%) Business Analysis
10 6 (6.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (6.00%) Decision-Making
10 6 (6.00%) Time Management
11 5 (5.00%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.00%) C#
2 3 (3.00%) VBA
3 2 (2.00%) C
3 2 (2.00%) SQL
4 1 (1.00%) Apple Swift
4 1 (1.00%) Groovy
4 1 (1.00%) Python
4 1 (1.00%) VB
4 1 (1.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (7.00%) Degree
2 5 (5.00%) PMI Certification
3 3 (3.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (2.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (2.00%) PMP
5 1 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.00%) PMO
2 5 (5.00%) GDPR
2 5 (5.00%) SLA
3 3 (3.00%) QA
4 1 (1.00%) Accessibility
4 1 (1.00%) FATCA
System Software
1 23 (23.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.00%) Virtual Desktop
2 4 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (3.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.00%) Docker
5 1 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.00%) VMware NSX
5 1 (1.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (9.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 8 (8.00%) SCCM
3 2 (2.00%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (2.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.00%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.00%) Ansible
4 1 (1.00%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.00%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.00%) PingFederate
4 1 (1.00%) vCenter Server
4 1 (1.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 56 (56.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.00%) ServiceNow
3 7 (7.00%) Cisco
4 6 (6.00%) Adobe
5 4 (4.00%) Citrix
6 3 (3.00%) Bloomberg
6 3 (3.00%) iManage
6 3 (3.00%) Intapp
6 3 (3.00%) Oracle
6 3 (3.00%) VMware
7 2 (2.00%) Apple
7 2 (2.00%) Atlassian
7 2 (2.00%) Fidessa
7 2 (2.00%) HP
7 2 (2.00%) Lotus
7 2 (2.00%) McAfee
7 2 (2.00%) SAP
7 2 (2.00%) Sun
7 2 (2.00%) Symantec
8 1 (1.00%) Qualys