Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 77 69
Rank change year-on-year +4 -8 -26
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 231 209 236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.30% 3.08% 3.48%
As % of the Applications category 38.37% 39.81% 38.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 137 152
City of London median daily rate £250 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £120 £143 £133
90th Percentile £531 £575 £500
Central London median daily rate £263 £300 £278
% change year-on-year -12.50% +8.11% -11.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 10 19
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% +10.45% +15.52%
10th Percentile £13.16 £11.40 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £40.55 £20.40
Central London median hourly rate £19.13 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% +9.68% -3.13%

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 602 525 616
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.60% 7.73% 9.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 363 438
City of London median daily rate £375 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £125 £178 £168
90th Percentile £588 £624 £550
Central London median daily rate £375 £413 £375
% change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 18 26
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.65% +19.12% +17.24%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.46 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £33.25 £22.67
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year +1.08% +10.45% +11.67%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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.

1 150 (64.94%) Microsoft
2 134 (58.01%) Windows
3 92 (39.83%) Active Directory
4 85 (36.80%) Windows 7
5 70 (30.30%) Finance
6 68 (29.44%) ITIL
7 67 (29.00%) Windows 10
8 64 (27.71%) Office 365
9 47 (20.35%) Apple
10 39 (16.88%) Microsoft Excel
10 39 (16.88%) SCCM
11 34 (14.72%) Problem-Solving
12 32 (13.85%) Analytical Skills
13 29 (12.55%) Citrix
13 29 (12.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 28 (12.12%) DNS
15 27 (11.69%) Cisco
15 27 (11.69%) WAN
15 27 (11.69%) Windows Server
16 26 (11.26%) LAN
16 26 (11.26%) Degree
17 25 (10.82%) DHCP
17 25 (10.82%) Blackberry
18 24 (10.39%) TCP/IP
18 24 (10.39%) Video Conferencing
18 24 (10.39%) iPhone
18 24 (10.39%) Skype
19 22 (9.52%) MS Exchange
19 22 (9.52%) Mac OS X
19 22 (9.52%) Law

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 (9.52%) MS Exchange
2 20 (8.66%) SharePoint
3 17 (7.36%) Skype for Business
4 11 (4.76%) IIS
5 8 (3.46%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (3.03%) CMS
7 6 (2.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (1.73%) Confluence
10 2 (0.87%) WordPress
11 1 (0.43%) Apache
11 1 (0.43%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.43%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.43%) nginx
11 1 (0.43%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.43%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 39 (16.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (12.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 15 (6.49%) MS Visio
4 8 (3.46%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.43%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.43%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 5 (2.16%) Carpe Diem
2 3 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.30%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.43%) Eikon
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 64 (27.71%) Office 365
2 11 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.60%) OneDrive
4 5 (2.16%) Google Analytics
5 3 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.30%) G Suite
5 3 (1.30%) Yammer
6 2 (0.87%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.87%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.87%) SaaS
7 1 (0.43%) GoToWebinar
7 1 (0.43%) iTunes
7 1 (0.43%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 28 (12.12%) DNS
2 27 (11.69%) WAN
3 26 (11.26%) LAN
4 25 (10.82%) DHCP
5 24 (10.39%) Skype
5 24 (10.39%) TCP/IP
6 16 (6.93%) Cisco IOS
7 11 (4.76%) Telnet
8 10 (4.33%) Internet
8 10 (4.33%) Telepresence
9 8 (3.46%) Firewall
9 8 (3.46%) VPN
10 7 (3.03%) Remote Desktop
10 7 (3.03%) WebEx
11 6 (2.60%) ADSL
11 6 (2.60%) FTP
12 5 (2.16%) VoIP
12 5 (2.16%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (1.30%) SSH
13 3 (1.30%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.16%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.87%) Big Data
3 2 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.87%) MySQL
3 2 (0.87%) Power BI
3 2 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (0.87%) 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%) 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%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 7 (3.03%) JIRA
2 3 (1.30%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.43%) Ant
3 1 (0.43%) fastlane
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%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.43%) Toad
3 1 (0.43%) TortoiseSVN
3 1 (0.43%) Xcode
General
1 70 (30.30%) Finance
2 22 (9.52%) Law
3 20 (8.66%) Legal
4 19 (8.23%) Banking
5 8 (3.46%) Spanish Language
6 7 (3.03%) Financial Institution
7 5 (2.16%) Advertising
7 5 (2.16%) Investment Banking
7 5 (2.16%) Marketing
7 5 (2.16%) Publishing
8 3 (1.30%) Retail
9 2 (0.87%) French Language
9 2 (0.87%) German Language
9 2 (0.87%) Italian Language
9 2 (0.87%) Private Banking
9 2 (0.87%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.43%) Billing
10 1 (0.43%) Front Office
10 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 67 (29.00%) Analyst
2 46 (19.91%) Support Engineer
3 39 (16.88%) Desktop Support
4 30 (12.99%) Support Analyst
5 26 (11.26%) 2nd Line Support
6 24 (10.39%) IT Support
7 22 (9.52%) Desktop Engineer
8 18 (7.79%) IT Analyst
9 16 (6.93%) Business Analyst
9 16 (6.93%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 13 (5.63%) 1st Line Engineer
11 12 (5.19%) IT Support Analyst
12 11 (4.76%) 1st/2nd Line Support
12 11 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
12 11 (4.76%) Windows Engineer
13 10 (4.33%) 1st Line Support
13 10 (4.33%) IT Engineer
13 10 (4.33%) Mac Engineer
13 10 (4.33%) Service Analyst
14 9 (3.90%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.03%) .NET
2 3 (1.30%) .NET Framework
2 3 (1.30%) XML
3 2 (0.87%) COM
3 2 (0.87%) HTML
3 2 (0.87%) REST
3 2 (0.87%) Web Services
4 1 (0.43%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.43%) CSS
4 1 (0.43%) CSS3
4 1 (0.43%) EDI
4 1 (0.43%) Gearman
4 1 (0.43%) Kafka
4 1 (0.43%) LAMP
4 1 (0.43%) Middleware
4 1 (0.43%) Node.js
4 1 (0.43%) Sass
4 1 (0.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (0.43%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.43%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 32 (13.85%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (10.82%) Blackberry
3 24 (10.39%) iPhone
3 24 (10.39%) Video Conferencing
4 19 (8.23%) iPad
5 16 (6.93%) Smartphone
6 15 (6.49%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (3.90%) User Experience
8 6 (2.60%) Management Information System
9 5 (2.16%) e-Learning
10 4 (1.73%) Computer Science
11 3 (1.30%) Graphic Design
11 3 (1.30%) NHS
11 3 (1.30%) Reinsurance
12 2 (0.87%) Equities
12 2 (0.87%) Fintech
12 2 (0.87%) Fixed Income
12 2 (0.87%) Handset
12 2 (0.87%) PMI
12 2 (0.87%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 134 (58.01%) Windows
2 85 (36.80%) Windows 7
3 67 (29.00%) Windows 10
4 27 (11.69%) Windows Server
5 22 (9.52%) Mac OS X
6 14 (6.06%) Windows 8
7 13 (5.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (4.76%) Apple iOS
8 11 (4.76%) Linux
9 10 (4.33%) Android
9 10 (4.33%) Mac OS
10 8 (3.46%) Windows XP
11 7 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (1.73%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.87%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.43%) AIX
15 1 (0.43%) CentOS
15 1 (0.43%) Unix
15 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (29.44%) ITIL
2 34 (14.72%) Problem-Solving
3 19 (8.23%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (8.23%) ITSM
4 18 (7.79%) Migration
4 18 (7.79%) Project Management
5 17 (7.36%) Change Management
6 14 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (5.19%) Service Management
8 11 (4.76%) SDLC
8 11 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (4.33%) Analytics
9 10 (4.33%) Business Analysis
10 9 (3.90%) Service Delivery
11 8 (3.46%) Decision-Making
11 8 (3.46%) Document Management
11 8 (3.46%) Waterfall
12 7 (3.03%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (3.03%) PRINCE2
12 7 (3.03%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.76%) SQL
2 8 (3.46%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.30%) JavaScript
3 3 (1.30%) PHP
3 3 (1.30%) T-SQL
4 2 (0.87%) C
4 2 (0.87%) Python
4 2 (0.87%) Shell Script
4 2 (0.87%) VBA
5 1 (0.43%) Apple Swift
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%) XPath
Qualifications
1 26 (11.26%) Degree
2 18 (7.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (5.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 12 (5.19%) MCSA
4 9 (3.90%) MCSE
5 5 (2.16%) MCP
5 5 (2.16%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.16%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.30%) A+ Certification
6 3 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.30%) MCDST
7 2 (0.87%) ISEB
7 2 (0.87%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.87%) MOS
7 2 (0.87%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.87%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.43%) CCNA
8 1 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.19%) SLA
2 4 (1.73%) PMO
3 2 (0.87%) GDPR
3 2 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.43%) Basel III
4 1 (0.43%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.43%) GAAP
4 1 (0.43%) IFRS
4 1 (0.43%) MiFID
4 1 (0.43%) QA
4 1 (0.43%) SEPA
System Software
1 92 (39.83%) Active Directory
2 18 (7.79%) BitLocker
3 13 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (5.19%) XenApp
5 6 (2.60%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (2.16%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.87%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.43%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.43%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.43%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.43%) vSphere
8 1 (0.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 39 (16.88%) SCCM
2 7 (3.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (2.16%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.87%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.87%) SCOM
4 2 (0.87%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.43%) Ansible
5 1 (0.43%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.43%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.43%) SCSM
5 1 (0.43%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.43%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 150 (64.94%) Microsoft
2 47 (20.35%) Apple
3 29 (12.55%) Citrix
4 27 (11.69%) Cisco
5 15 (6.49%) Adobe
6 13 (5.63%) VMware
7 12 (5.19%) HP
8 11 (4.76%) Wyse
9 10 (4.33%) Polycom
10 9 (3.90%) iManage
11 8 (3.46%) Google
12 6 (2.60%) McAfee
12 6 (2.60%) Red Hat
12 6 (2.60%) ServiceNow
13 5 (2.16%) Bloomberg
13 5 (2.16%) Reuters
14 4 (1.73%) Altiris
14 4 (1.73%) Dell
14 4 (1.73%) Remedy
15 3 (1.30%) Mitel