Period
to 23 October 2019

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 23 October 2019 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
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 61 70 70
Rank change year-on-year +9 0 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 230 250 235
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.87% 3.56% 3.39%
As % of the Applications category 43.98% 38.58% 42.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 175 163
City of London median daily rate £338 £250 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.00% -16.67% -
10th Percentile £128 £123 £143
90th Percentile £575 £514 £575
Central London median daily rate £325 £270 £300
% change year-on-year +20.37% -10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 36 10
City of London median hourly rate £19.33 £18.70 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.34% +1.08% +1.37%
10th Percentile £12.31 £13.16 £11.40
90th Percentile £23.50 £25.50 £40.55
Central London median hourly rate £19.47 £18.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year +4.09% +10.00% -

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 523 648 557
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.80% 9.22% 8.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 454 400
City of London median daily rate £413 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +9.27%
10th Percentile £156 £128 £185
90th Percentile £625 £575 £635
Central London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 38 17
City of London median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.07% -8.78% +12.33%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.00 £12.33
90th Percentile £27.63 £30.98 £33.25
Central London median hourly rate £19.47 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year +4.09% -6.50% +16.79%

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Microsoft Office as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Office in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in the City of London

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in the City of London over the 6 months to 23 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in the City of London

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in the City of London

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in the City of London over the 6 months to 23 October 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Office in the City of London

Microsoft Office
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Office within the City of London region over the 6 months to 23 October 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Moorgate 0 4 £425 +54.55%
London Bridge - 1 £250 -
Microsoft Office
Central London

For the 6 months to 23 October 2019, 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.

1 150 (65.22%) Microsoft
2 122 (53.04%) Windows
3 85 (36.96%) Active Directory
4 81 (35.22%) Windows 10
5 72 (31.30%) Finance
6 66 (28.70%) Microsoft Excel
7 62 (26.96%) Office 365
8 52 (22.61%) ITIL
9 49 (21.30%) Windows 7
10 40 (17.39%) Degree
11 38 (16.52%) SharePoint
12 37 (16.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 37 (16.09%) SCCM
13 31 (13.48%) MS Exchange
14 29 (12.61%) Problem-Solving
15 27 (11.74%) Project Management
16 23 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
16 23 (10.00%) Legal
16 23 (10.00%) Windows Server
17 22 (9.57%) Citrix
18 21 (9.13%) SQL Server
18 21 (9.13%) Banking
18 21 (9.13%) Analytical Skills
19 20 (8.70%) Document Management
19 20 (8.70%) SQL
20 19 (8.26%) Migration
20 19 (8.26%) Azure
21 18 (7.83%) PowerShell
21 18 (7.83%) iManage
22 17 (7.39%) Incident Management

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 38 (16.52%) SharePoint
2 31 (13.48%) MS Exchange
3 14 (6.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (5.22%) Skype for Business
5 7 (3.04%) Confluence
6 4 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.30%) IBM Notes
7 3 (1.30%) SAS
8 2 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.87%) CMS
9 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.43%) IIS
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.43%) WordPress
Applications
1 66 (28.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 37 (16.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 17 (7.39%) MS Visio
4 6 (2.61%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.43%) Camtasia
6 1 (0.43%) Houdini
6 1 (0.43%) Maya
6 1 (0.43%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 12 (5.22%) Elite 3E
2 2 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.87%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.43%) Exchequer
3 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 62 (26.96%) Office 365
2 19 (8.26%) Azure
3 7 (3.04%) Azure Active Directory
3 7 (3.04%) OneDrive
4 6 (2.61%) AWS
5 4 (1.74%) Power Platform
6 2 (0.87%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 2 (0.87%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.87%) PaaS
6 2 (0.87%) SaaS
6 2 (0.87%) ShareGate
6 2 (0.87%) Slack
7 1 (0.43%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.43%) G Suite
7 1 (0.43%) GoToWebinar
7 1 (0.43%) IaaS
7 1 (0.43%) PowerApps
7 1 (0.43%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.39%) DNS
2 15 (6.52%) TCP/IP
3 14 (6.09%) Skype
4 13 (5.65%) DHCP
4 13 (5.65%) Wireless
5 10 (4.35%) LAN
6 8 (3.48%) WAN
7 7 (3.04%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (2.61%) VPN
9 5 (2.17%) Intranet
9 5 (2.17%) SAN
9 5 (2.17%) VoIP
10 4 (1.74%) Firewall
10 4 (1.74%) NAS
11 3 (1.30%) Internet
11 3 (1.30%) VLAN
12 2 (0.87%) GoToMeeting
12 2 (0.87%) IP Telephony
12 2 (0.87%) iSCSI
12 2 (0.87%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.13%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.74%) Power BI
5 3 (1.30%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.87%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.43%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.43%) Big Data
7 1 (0.43%) Biml
7 1 (0.43%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.43%) Redis
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (3.91%) JIRA
2 5 (2.17%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.30%) ProC
4 2 (0.87%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.43%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.43%) Subversion
5 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 72 (31.30%) Finance
2 23 (10.00%) Legal
3 21 (9.13%) Banking
4 15 (6.52%) Telecoms
5 12 (5.22%) Law
6 11 (4.78%) Public Sector
7 9 (3.91%) Investment Banking
8 6 (2.61%) German Language
8 6 (2.61%) Retail
9 5 (2.17%) Back Office
10 3 (1.30%) Financial Institution
10 3 (1.30%) Publishing
11 2 (0.87%) Advertising
11 2 (0.87%) French Language
11 2 (0.87%) Front Office
11 2 (0.87%) Games
11 2 (0.87%) International Banking
11 2 (0.87%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.43%) Police
Job Titles
1 76 (33.04%) Analyst
2 43 (18.70%) Support Engineer
3 34 (14.78%) Desktop Support
4 25 (10.87%) Support Analyst
5 24 (10.43%) Desktop Engineer
6 20 (8.70%) Business Analyst
7 19 (8.26%) IT Support
8 17 (7.39%) 2nd Line Support
8 17 (7.39%) IT Analyst
8 17 (7.39%) Service Analyst
9 16 (6.96%) Applications Support
9 16 (6.96%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 13 (5.65%) Applications Engineer
10 13 (5.65%) Applications Support Engineer
11 12 (5.22%) IT Support Analyst
12 11 (4.78%) Service Desk Analyst
13 9 (3.91%) Developer
13 9 (3.91%) IT Engineer
14 8 (3.48%) Desktop Support Analyst
14 8 (3.48%) Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.61%) .NET
1 6 (2.61%) HTML
2 4 (1.74%) CSS
2 4 (1.74%) FIX Protocol
3 3 (1.30%) jQuery
3 3 (1.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (0.87%) COM
4 2 (0.87%) Web Services
5 1 (0.43%) .NET Core
5 1 (0.43%) Angular 2
5 1 (0.43%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.43%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.43%) D3.js
5 1 (0.43%) HTML5
5 1 (0.43%) MDX
5 1 (0.43%) React
5 1 (0.43%) React Native
5 1 (0.43%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.43%) WinForms
5 1 (0.43%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.13%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.65%) Management Information System
2 13 (5.65%) Self-Motivation
3 11 (4.78%) Video Conferencing
4 10 (4.35%) Blackberry
5 7 (3.04%) iPhone
5 7 (3.04%) Wiki
6 5 (2.17%) Equities
6 5 (2.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (2.17%) User Experience
6 5 (2.17%) Virtual Team
7 4 (1.74%) Credit Risk
7 4 (1.74%) e-Learning
7 4 (1.74%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (1.74%) Smartphone
8 3 (1.30%) CCTV
8 3 (1.30%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.30%) NHS
9 2 (0.87%) Fixed Income
9 2 (0.87%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 122 (53.04%) Windows
2 81 (35.22%) Windows 10
3 49 (21.30%) Windows 7
4 23 (10.00%) Windows Server
5 16 (6.96%) Apple iOS
5 16 (6.96%) Mac OS
6 12 (5.22%) Windows 8
6 12 (5.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (3.48%) Android
8 6 (2.61%) Unix
8 6 (2.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (2.17%) Linux
10 3 (1.30%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.43%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (22.61%) ITIL
2 29 (12.61%) Problem-Solving
3 27 (11.74%) Project Management
4 23 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (8.70%) Document Management
6 19 (8.26%) Migration
7 17 (7.39%) Incident Management
8 16 (6.96%) Data Modelling
8 16 (6.96%) Root Cause Analysis
9 14 (6.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 13 (5.65%) Practice Management
11 12 (5.22%) Asset Management
11 12 (5.22%) Service Delivery
12 11 (4.78%) Business Analysis
12 11 (4.78%) Change Management
12 11 (4.78%) Data Analysis
13 10 (4.35%) ITIL V3
13 10 (4.35%) ITSM
13 10 (4.35%) Service Management
14 9 (3.91%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (8.70%) SQL
2 18 (7.83%) PowerShell
3 7 (3.04%) VBA
4 4 (1.74%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.30%) AWK
5 3 (1.30%) C#
5 3 (1.30%) C-shell
5 3 (1.30%) Perl
5 3 (1.30%) Python
5 3 (1.30%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.87%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 2 (0.87%) Java
6 2 (0.87%) PHP
7 1 (0.43%) C
7 1 (0.43%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.43%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.43%) VB
7 1 (0.43%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 40 (17.39%) Degree
2 11 (4.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (4.35%) Security Cleared
4 9 (3.91%) MCSA
4 9 (3.91%) SC Cleared
5 8 (3.48%) MCSE
6 6 (2.61%) A+ Certification
7 5 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (1.74%) HND
8 4 (1.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (1.30%) DBS Check
9 3 (1.30%) Dell Certification
9 3 (1.30%) HNC
9 3 (1.30%) MCDST
9 3 (1.30%) MOS
9 3 (1.30%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (0.87%) APMP
10 2 (0.87%) ECDL
10 2 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.48%) SLA
2 6 (2.61%) PMO
3 4 (1.74%) GDPR
3 4 (1.74%) ISO 9001
3 4 (1.74%) MiFID
4 3 (1.30%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.43%) ECSS
5 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.43%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.43%) QA
5 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 85 (36.96%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (4.35%) XenApp
3 7 (3.04%) XenDesktop
4 5 (2.17%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (1.30%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.30%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.87%) vSphere
7 1 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.43%) Xen
Systems Management
1 37 (16.09%) SCCM
2 7 (3.04%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (2.17%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.30%) Perfmon
5 2 (0.87%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (0.87%) Terraform
6 1 (0.43%) Ansible
6 1 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.43%) FlexNet
6 1 (0.43%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.43%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.43%) NetVault Backup
6 1 (0.43%) SCOM
6 1 (0.43%) SCSM
6 1 (0.43%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.43%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.43%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 150 (65.22%) Microsoft
2 22 (9.57%) Citrix
3 18 (7.83%) iManage
4 15 (6.52%) VMware
5 13 (5.65%) Apple
6 12 (5.22%) LexisNexis
7 10 (4.35%) Cisco
8 9 (3.91%) Adobe
8 9 (3.91%) Bloomberg
8 9 (3.91%) Symantec
9 8 (3.48%) Dell
10 6 (2.61%) HP
11 5 (2.17%) Remedy
12 4 (1.74%) Fidessa
12 4 (1.74%) Reuters
12 4 (1.74%) ServiceNow
12 4 (1.74%) TOWER Software
13 3 (1.30%) Intel
13 3 (1.30%) Ivanti
13 3 (1.30%) Splunk