Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 76 76 69
Rank change year-on-year 0 -7 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 71 104 233
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.86% 2.71% 3.46%
As % of the Applications category 39.01% 32.10% 40.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 73 164
10th Percentile £192 £124 £131
25th Percentile £322 £165 £153
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £474 £230 £300
Median % change year-on-year +105.98% -23.33% +3.45%
75th Percentile £569 £388 £438
90th Percentile £713 £474 £534
Central London median daily rate £473 £228 £298
% change year-on-year +107.69% -23.53% +8.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 19
10th Percentile " " £13.34
25th Percentile £12.38 £12.42 £16.30
Median hourly rate £12.75 £13.47 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year -5.33% -27.98% +33.24%
75th Percentile £13.13 £18.18 £21.00
90th Percentile " £20.77 £21.55
Central London median hourly rate £12.75 £13.50 £18.85
% change year-on-year -5.52% -28.41% +21.61%

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 182 324 575
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 7.34% 8.44% 8.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 225 405
10th Percentile £213 £157 £135
25th Percentile £363 £263 £210
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £413 £375
Median % change year-on-year +15.15% +10.00% -7.41%
75th Percentile £569 £525 £488
90th Percentile £713 £650 £570
Central London median daily rate £475 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +15.15% +3.13% -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 28
10th Percentile £12.38 " £11.25
25th Percentile £12.63 £12.42 £13.30
Median hourly rate £20.38 £17.48 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year +16.60% -6.55% +24.67%
75th Percentile £27.00 £22.50 £21.00
90th Percentile £32.13 £30.27 £26.68
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.35 £18.70
% change year-on-year +8.99% -1.87% +20.45%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 40 (56.34%) Microsoft
2 33 (46.48%) Finance
3 22 (30.99%) Microsoft 365
4 19 (26.76%) Project Management
5 18 (25.35%) Windows
5 18 (25.35%) Service Delivery
5 18 (25.35%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (22.54%) Microsoft Excel
7 15 (21.13%) MS Visio
7 15 (21.13%) Migration
7 15 (21.13%) Apple iOS
7 15 (21.13%) Business Case
8 13 (18.31%) Problem-Solving
8 13 (18.31%) Project Delivery
8 13 (18.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 13 (18.31%) QA
9 12 (16.90%) Video Conferencing
9 12 (16.90%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (16.90%) SharePoint
9 12 (16.90%) Microsoft Project
9 12 (16.90%) Active Directory
10 11 (15.49%) ITIL
10 11 (15.49%) PRINCE2
10 11 (15.49%) Matrix Organization
11 10 (14.08%) Windows 10
11 10 (14.08%) Disaster Recovery
12 9 (12.68%) Change Management
12 9 (12.68%) Banking
12 9 (12.68%) Business Continuity
12 9 (12.68%) IBM

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 12 (16.90%) SharePoint
2 5 (7.04%) Confluence
3 2 (2.82%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.82%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.41%) SAS
4 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.41%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 16 (22.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (21.13%) MS Visio
3 13 (18.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (16.90%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (2.82%) AutoCAD
5 2 (2.82%) Revit
6 1 (1.41%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 22 (30.99%) Microsoft 365
2 7 (9.86%) Azure
3 5 (7.04%) IaaS
4 1 (1.41%) AWS
4 1 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.41%) GCP
4 1 (1.41%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.41%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.41%) Power Platform
4 1 (1.41%) Trello
4 1 (1.41%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.27%) FTP
1 8 (11.27%) NAS
1 8 (11.27%) SAN
2 7 (9.86%) Unified Communications
3 5 (7.04%) Skype
4 2 (2.82%) Intranet
4 2 (2.82%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.82%) VPN
4 2 (2.82%) Wireless
5 1 (1.41%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (1.41%) Internet
5 1 (1.41%) Kerberos
5 1 (1.41%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (1.41%) SMTP
5 1 (1.41%) VoIP
5 1 (1.41%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.27%) DB2
2 3 (4.23%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.82%) Qlik Sense
4 1 (1.41%) Big Data
4 1 (1.41%) Blockchain
4 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.41%) MySQL
4 1 (1.41%) Power BI
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.41%) SSDT
4 1 (1.41%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 8 (11.27%) JIRA
2 3 (4.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 33 (46.48%) Finance
2 9 (12.68%) Banking
3 5 (7.04%) Front Office
4 4 (5.63%) Law
4 4 (5.63%) Legal
5 3 (4.23%) Back Office
5 3 (4.23%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.82%) Public Sector
6 2 (2.82%) Retail
7 1 (1.41%) International Banking
7 1 (1.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (30.99%) Analyst
2 11 (15.49%) Project Manager
3 10 (14.08%) Business Analyst
4 7 (9.86%) Microsoft 365 Expert
5 6 (8.45%) Desktop Support
6 5 (7.04%) IT Analyst
6 5 (7.04%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
7 4 (5.63%) Administrator
8 3 (4.23%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (4.23%) Desktop Support Technician
8 3 (4.23%) Desktop Technician
8 3 (4.23%) Insurance Business Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) Service Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Support Technician
9 2 (2.82%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 2 (2.82%) Data Centre Manager
9 2 (2.82%) Facilities Manager
9 2 (2.82%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.27%) Middleware
2 3 (4.23%) Gherkin
3 2 (2.82%) .NET
4 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.41%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.90%) Video Conferencing
2 9 (12.68%) User Experience
3 8 (11.27%) AS400
3 8 (11.27%) iSeries
3 8 (11.27%) LPAR
3 8 (11.27%) Replication
4 7 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (7.04%) Data Centre
5 5 (7.04%) Management Information System
6 3 (4.23%) Equities
6 3 (4.23%) Organisational Skills
7 2 (2.82%) Blackberry
7 2 (2.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (2.82%) VLE
8 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.41%) iPhone
8 1 (1.41%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (1.41%) Smartphone
8 1 (1.41%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (25.35%) Windows
2 15 (21.13%) Apple iOS
3 10 (14.08%) Windows 10
4 5 (7.04%) Android
4 5 (7.04%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.82%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.41%) Linux
6 1 (1.41%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.41%) Solaris
6 1 (1.41%) Unix
6 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (26.76%) Project Management
2 18 (25.35%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (25.35%) Service Delivery
3 15 (21.13%) Business Case
3 15 (21.13%) Migration
4 13 (18.31%) Problem-Solving
4 13 (18.31%) Project Delivery
5 12 (16.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (15.49%) ITIL
6 11 (15.49%) Matrix Organization
6 11 (15.49%) PRINCE2
7 10 (14.08%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (12.68%) Business Continuity
8 9 (12.68%) Change Management
9 8 (11.27%) Business Analysis
9 8 (11.27%) Data Analysis
9 8 (11.27%) Project Governance
10 7 (9.86%) Data Sharing
10 7 (9.86%) Enterprise Architecture
10 7 (9.86%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.63%) SQL
2 2 (2.82%) C#
2 2 (2.82%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.41%) C++
3 1 (1.41%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.41%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (12.68%) Degree
2 6 (8.45%) PMP
3 4 (5.63%) MCP
3 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.23%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (4.23%) MCSE
4 3 (4.23%) MCTS
4 3 (4.23%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (2.82%) BICSI Certification
5 2 (2.82%) BICSI RCDD
5 2 (2.82%) ISEB
6 1 (1.41%) Master's Degree
6 1 (1.41%) MCT
6 1 (1.41%) MOS
6 1 (1.41%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.41%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (18.31%) QA
2 2 (2.82%) PMO
2 2 (2.82%) SLA
3 1 (1.41%) MiFID
3 1 (1.41%) Solvency II
System Software
1 12 (16.90%) Active Directory
2 8 (11.27%) PowerHA
3 4 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.82%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.41%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 6 (8.45%) Microsoft Intune
1 6 (8.45%) SCCM
2 2 (2.82%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.82%) SCOM
2 2 (2.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.41%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.41%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.41%) HP ALM
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.41%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 40 (56.34%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.68%) IBM
3 7 (9.86%) Citrix
4 4 (5.63%) VMware
5 3 (4.23%) Atlassian
6 2 (2.82%) CA Agile Central
6 2 (2.82%) Cisco
6 2 (2.82%) HP
6 2 (2.82%) iManage
6 2 (2.82%) Oracle
6 2 (2.82%) SAP
6 2 (2.82%) UiPath
7 1 (1.41%) Avaya
7 1 (1.41%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.41%) Dell
7 1 (1.41%) EMC
7 1 (1.41%) Forcepoint
7 1 (1.41%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.41%) Symantec
7 1 (1.41%) Veritas