Period
to 23 July 2018

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 July 2018 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 72 81 62
Rank change year-on-year +9 -19 -20
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 233 199 244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.32% 3.09% 3.56%
As % of the Applications category 36.93% 39.96% 38.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 131 154
City of London median daily rate £275 £288 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.35% -8.00% -2.34%
10th Percentile £120 £129 £143
90th Percentile £513 £513 £534
Central London median daily rate £275 £294 £295
% change year-on-year -6.38% -0.42% -5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 7 28
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.50 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.78% +12.33% +14.06%
10th Percentile £13.31 £11.93 £11.25
90th Percentile £41.93 £69.50 £22.38
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% +8.82% +3.03%

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 631 498 640
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.99% 7.73% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 340 468
City of London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% -
10th Percentile £128 £150 £187
90th Percentile £588 £588 £550
Central London median daily rate £424 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.00% +6.60% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 16 34
City of London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.38 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.30% -13.80% +21.52%
10th Percentile £12.65 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £32.80 £27.93 £25.18
Central London median hourly rate £18.00 £15.76 £18.25
% change year-on-year +14.25% -13.67% +10.61%

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 July 2018.

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 July 2018.

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 July 2018. 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 - 2 £275 -
Microsoft Office
Central London

For the 6 months to 23 July 2018, 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.

1 147 (63.09%) Microsoft
2 122 (52.36%) Windows
3 93 (39.91%) Active Directory
4 65 (27.90%) Windows 7
5 62 (26.61%) Finance
6 60 (25.75%) Office 365
7 55 (23.61%) Windows 10
8 50 (21.46%) ITIL
9 49 (21.03%) Microsoft Excel
10 42 (18.03%) SCCM
11 36 (15.45%) Citrix
12 35 (15.02%) Analytical Skills
13 34 (14.59%) Problem-Solving
14 30 (12.88%) Windows Server
15 28 (12.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
16 25 (10.73%) Apple
17 24 (10.30%) WAN
17 24 (10.30%) Migration
18 23 (9.87%) DNS
18 23 (9.87%) Blackberry
19 22 (9.44%) Project Management
19 22 (9.44%) MS Visio
19 22 (9.44%) MS Exchange
20 21 (9.01%) Law
20 21 (9.01%) Legal
21 20 (8.58%) DHCP
21 20 (8.58%) TCP/IP
21 20 (8.58%) Degree
22 19 (8.15%) LAN
22 19 (8.15%) Change 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 22 (9.44%) MS Exchange
2 13 (5.58%) IIS
3 12 (5.15%) SharePoint
4 8 (3.43%) Skype for Business
5 7 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (2.15%) CMS
7 4 (1.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (1.29%) Confluence
8 3 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.86%) WordPress
10 1 (0.43%) Apache
10 1 (0.43%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.43%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.43%) nginx
10 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.43%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 49 (21.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (12.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 22 (9.44%) MS Visio
4 8 (3.43%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (1.29%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.43%) InVision
Business Applications
1 4 (1.72%) Carpe Diem
2 3 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.86%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.86%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 60 (25.75%) Office 365
2 9 (3.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.58%) OneDrive
4 4 (1.72%) Google Analytics
4 4 (1.72%) SaaS
5 3 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.29%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (1.29%) G Suite
5 3 (1.29%) Yammer
6 2 (0.86%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (0.86%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.86%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.43%) GoToWebinar
7 1 (0.43%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 24 (10.30%) WAN
2 23 (9.87%) DNS
3 20 (8.58%) DHCP
3 20 (8.58%) TCP/IP
4 19 (8.15%) LAN
5 13 (5.58%) Skype
6 12 (5.15%) Telnet
7 11 (4.72%) VPN
8 9 (3.86%) Internet
9 7 (3.00%) Firewall
9 7 (3.00%) Remote Desktop
10 6 (2.58%) FTP
10 6 (2.58%) VoIP
11 5 (2.15%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (1.29%) Intranet
12 3 (1.29%) MPLS
12 3 (1.29%) NAS
12 3 (1.29%) SSH
12 3 (1.29%) WebEx
12 3 (1.29%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.15%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.29%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.86%) Big Data
3 2 (0.86%) MySQL
3 2 (0.86%) Power BI
3 2 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.43%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (0.43%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.43%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.43%) DataStage
4 1 (0.43%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.43%) HBase
4 1 (0.43%) phpMyAdmin
4 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.43%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 5 (2.15%) JIRA
2 3 (1.29%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.43%) Ant
3 1 (0.43%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.43%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.43%) gulp
3 1 (0.43%) IBM UrbanCode
3 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.43%) Subversion
3 1 (0.43%) Toad
3 1 (0.43%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 62 (26.61%) Finance
2 21 (9.01%) Law
2 21 (9.01%) Legal
3 16 (6.87%) Banking
4 8 (3.43%) Retail
5 6 (2.58%) Financial Institution
6 5 (2.15%) Advertising
7 4 (1.72%) Publishing
8 3 (1.29%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.29%) Marketing
9 2 (0.86%) Billing
9 2 (0.86%) Private Banking
9 2 (0.86%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.86%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.43%) Back Office
10 1 (0.43%) French Language
10 1 (0.43%) German Language
10 1 (0.43%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.43%) Local Government
10 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 70 (30.04%) Analyst
2 38 (16.31%) Desktop Support
3 36 (15.45%) Support Engineer
4 24 (10.30%) 2nd Line Support
4 24 (10.30%) Support Analyst
5 22 (9.44%) Business Analyst
6 20 (8.58%) Desktop Engineer
7 17 (7.30%) IT Support
8 15 (6.44%) IT Analyst
9 14 (6.01%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 12 (5.15%) 1st Line Engineer
11 11 (4.72%) Service Analyst
12 10 (4.29%) 1st/2nd Line Support
12 10 (4.29%) IT Support Analyst
12 10 (4.29%) Trainer
12 10 (4.29%) Windows Engineer
13 8 (3.43%) 1st Line Support
13 8 (3.43%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
13 8 (3.43%) Citrix Engineer
13 8 (3.43%) Mac Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.72%) .NET
1 4 (1.72%) XML
2 3 (1.29%) Web Services
3 2 (0.86%) .NET Framework
3 2 (0.86%) COM
3 2 (0.86%) HTML
4 1 (0.43%) CakePHP
4 1 (0.43%) CSS3
4 1 (0.43%) Gearman
4 1 (0.43%) HTML5
4 1 (0.43%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (0.43%) jQuery
4 1 (0.43%) JSON
4 1 (0.43%) Kafka
4 1 (0.43%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (0.43%) Node.js
4 1 (0.43%) React
4 1 (0.43%) REST
4 1 (0.43%) Sass
4 1 (0.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 35 (15.02%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (9.87%) Blackberry
3 17 (7.30%) iPhone
4 15 (6.44%) Smartphone
5 13 (5.58%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (4.72%) iPad
7 9 (3.86%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (3.43%) Management Information System
9 7 (3.00%) Computer Science
9 7 (3.00%) e-Learning
9 7 (3.00%) NHS
9 7 (3.00%) User Experience
10 3 (1.29%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.86%) Graphic Design
11 2 (0.86%) Handset
11 2 (0.86%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.86%) PDA
11 2 (0.86%) PMI
11 2 (0.86%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.86%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 122 (52.36%) Windows
2 65 (27.90%) Windows 7
3 55 (23.61%) Windows 10
4 30 (12.88%) Windows Server
5 15 (6.44%) Mac OS X
5 15 (6.44%) Windows 8
5 15 (6.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (4.29%) Android
6 10 (4.29%) Linux
7 9 (3.86%) Apple iOS
7 9 (3.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (3.86%) Windows XP
8 7 (3.00%) Mac OS
9 5 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.86%) Unix
11 2 (0.86%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.43%) AIX
12 1 (0.43%) CentOS
12 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (21.46%) ITIL
2 34 (14.59%) Problem-Solving
3 24 (10.30%) Migration
4 22 (9.44%) Project Management
5 19 (8.15%) Change Management
6 16 (6.87%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (6.01%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (6.01%) ITSM
7 14 (6.01%) Service Management
8 13 (5.58%) PRINCE2
9 12 (5.15%) Business Analysis
10 10 (4.29%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (3.86%) SDLC
12 8 (3.43%) Business Process Modelling
12 8 (3.43%) Document Management
12 8 (3.43%) Service Delivery
13 7 (3.00%) Analytics
13 7 (3.00%) CRM
13 7 (3.00%) Waterfall
14 6 (2.58%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (5.15%) SQL
2 4 (1.72%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.29%) JavaScript
3 3 (1.29%) T-SQL
3 3 (1.29%) VBA
4 2 (0.86%) C
4 2 (0.86%) PHP
4 2 (0.86%) Python
4 2 (0.86%) XPath
5 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.43%) C#
5 1 (0.43%) C++
5 1 (0.43%) Java
5 1 (0.43%) Korn
5 1 (0.43%) Perl
5 1 (0.43%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.43%) R
5 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (8.58%) Degree
2 13 (5.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (3.86%) MCSE
4 6 (2.58%) MCSA
4 6 (2.58%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.58%) Security Cleared
5 5 (2.15%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (2.15%) MCDST
5 5 (2.15%) PMI Certification
6 4 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.72%) MCP
6 4 (1.72%) PMP
7 3 (1.29%) A+ Certification
7 3 (1.29%) CCNP
7 3 (1.29%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.86%) CCIE
8 2 (0.86%) CCNA
8 2 (0.86%) CISSP
8 2 (0.86%) ISEB
8 2 (0.86%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.01%) SLA
2 5 (2.15%) PMO
3 3 (1.29%) GDPR
4 2 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.43%) Basel III
5 1 (0.43%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.43%) GAAP
5 1 (0.43%) QA
5 1 (0.43%) SEPA
System Software
1 93 (39.91%) Active Directory
2 15 (6.44%) XenApp
3 11 (4.72%) BitLocker
4 9 (3.86%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (3.00%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.86%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.86%) vSphere
7 2 (0.86%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.43%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.43%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.43%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 42 (18.03%) SCCM
2 8 (3.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.86%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (0.86%) SCOM
4 1 (0.43%) Ansible
4 1 (0.43%) AppManager
4 1 (0.43%) Control-M
4 1 (0.43%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.43%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.43%) SCSM
4 1 (0.43%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.43%) SnapVault
4 1 (0.43%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.43%) vRealize
4 1 (0.43%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 147 (63.09%) Microsoft
2 36 (15.45%) Citrix
3 25 (10.73%) Apple
4 15 (6.44%) Cisco
5 12 (5.15%) Adobe
6 11 (4.72%) VMware
6 11 (4.72%) Wyse
7 9 (3.86%) HP
7 9 (3.86%) iManage
8 6 (2.58%) Google
8 6 (2.58%) ServiceNow
9 5 (2.15%) Bloomberg
9 5 (2.15%) Dell
9 5 (2.15%) Remedy
9 5 (2.15%) Reuters
10 4 (1.72%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.72%) SAP
11 3 (1.29%) Meraki
11 3 (1.29%) Sophos
11 3 (1.29%) Symantec