Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 75 68
Rank change year-on-year +12 -7 -21
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 262 244 232
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.72% 3.42% 3.44%
As % of the Applications category 40.12% 41.15% 39.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 172 150
City of London median daily rate £275 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% - -
10th Percentile £123 £149 £155
90th Percentile £504 £588 £526
Central London median daily rate £275 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -8.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 10 21
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% -2.63% +11.76%
10th Percentile £13.13 £11.40 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £26.25 £33.75
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +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 653 593 584
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.26% 8.32% 8.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 461 429 398
City of London median daily rate £375 £405 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.41% +2.53% +5.33%
10th Percentile £133 £185 £170
90th Percentile £575 £638 £575
Central London median daily rate £375 £400 £388
% change year-on-year -6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 18 29
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.78% +7.89% +15.15%
10th Percentile £13.16 £12.76 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £32.03 £34.75
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.25 £17.25
% change year-on-year -7.65% +17.39% +4.55%

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 15 November 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 15 November 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 15 November 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 15 November 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.

1 178 (67.94%) Microsoft
2 152 (58.02%) Windows
3 102 (38.93%) Active Directory
4 99 (37.79%) Windows 7
5 91 (34.73%) ITIL
6 78 (29.77%) Finance
6 78 (29.77%) Office 365
7 70 (26.72%) Windows 10
8 50 (19.08%) SCCM
9 43 (16.41%) Microsoft Excel
9 43 (16.41%) Apple
10 38 (14.50%) WAN
11 37 (14.12%) Cisco
12 35 (13.36%) LAN
13 33 (12.60%) Skype
14 32 (12.21%) Analytical Skills
14 32 (12.21%) VMware
14 32 (12.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
15 30 (11.45%) SharePoint
16 29 (11.07%) Citrix
17 28 (10.69%) MS Exchange
17 28 (10.69%) DNS
17 28 (10.69%) Migration
18 27 (10.31%) VMware Infrastructure
18 27 (10.31%) Video Conferencing
19 26 (9.92%) Degree
19 26 (9.92%) iPhone
19 26 (9.92%) Windows 8
19 26 (9.92%) Mac OS X
19 26 (9.92%) Problem-Solving

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 30 (11.45%) SharePoint
2 28 (10.69%) MS Exchange
3 22 (8.40%) Skype for Business
4 10 (3.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (2.67%) CMS
6 5 (1.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (1.91%) Confluence
7 4 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.76%) WordPress
10 1 (0.38%) Apache
10 1 (0.38%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.38%) IIS
10 1 (0.38%) nginx
10 1 (0.38%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.38%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 43 (16.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (12.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 15 (5.73%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.91%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.38%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.38%) Siemens NX
5 1 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.91%) Carpe Diem
2 3 (1.15%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.38%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.38%) Eikon
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.38%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (0.38%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 1 (0.38%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 78 (29.77%) Office 365
2 23 (8.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.05%) OneDrive
4 5 (1.91%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (1.53%) GoToWebinar
6 3 (1.15%) Google Analytics
6 3 (1.15%) IaaS
6 3 (1.15%) Mimecast
6 3 (1.15%) SaaS
7 2 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.76%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
7 2 (0.76%) G Suite
7 2 (0.76%) PaaS
7 2 (0.76%) Yammer
8 1 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.38%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 38 (14.50%) WAN
2 35 (13.36%) LAN
3 33 (12.60%) Skype
4 28 (10.69%) DNS
5 22 (8.40%) DHCP
6 18 (6.87%) Cisco IOS
6 18 (6.87%) VPN
7 15 (5.73%) Internet
8 13 (4.96%) Firewall
8 13 (4.96%) TCP/IP
9 11 (4.20%) Telepresence
10 8 (3.05%) WebEx
11 7 (2.67%) MPLS
11 7 (2.67%) Wireless
12 6 (2.29%) VoIP
12 6 (2.29%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (1.91%) ADSL
13 5 (1.91%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (1.91%) SMTP
14 4 (1.53%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.87%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.91%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.76%) Big Data
4 2 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.76%) MS Access
4 2 (0.76%) MySQL
4 2 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.38%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.38%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.38%) Biml
5 1 (0.38%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.38%) DataStage
5 1 (0.38%) HBase
5 1 (0.38%) phpMyAdmin
5 1 (0.38%) Power BI
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.38%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 7 (2.67%) JIRA
2 2 (0.76%) fastlane
2 2 (0.76%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.76%) Subversion
2 2 (0.76%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.76%) Xcode
3 1 (0.38%) Ant
3 1 (0.38%) IBM UrbanCode
3 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.38%) Toad
3 1 (0.38%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 78 (29.77%) Finance
2 24 (9.16%) Law
3 23 (8.78%) Banking
4 21 (8.02%) Legal
5 8 (3.05%) Spanish Language
6 6 (2.29%) Marketing
7 5 (1.91%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.91%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.91%) Publishing
8 4 (1.53%) Advertising
9 3 (1.15%) Front Office
9 3 (1.15%) General Ledger
9 3 (1.15%) Retail
9 3 (1.15%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.76%) French Language
10 2 (0.76%) German Language
10 2 (0.76%) Italian Language
10 2 (0.76%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.38%) Back Office
11 1 (0.38%) Billing
Job Titles
1 84 (32.06%) Analyst
2 59 (22.52%) Support Engineer
3 46 (17.56%) Desktop Support
4 37 (14.12%) Desktop Engineer
5 32 (12.21%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 28 (10.69%) IT Support
6 28 (10.69%) Support Analyst
7 24 (9.16%) 2nd Line Support
8 22 (8.40%) IT Analyst
9 20 (7.63%) Service Analyst
9 20 (7.63%) Service Desk Analyst
10 18 (6.87%) Business Analyst
11 14 (5.34%) IT Engineer
12 13 (4.96%) IT Support Analyst
12 13 (4.96%) IT Support Engineer
13 12 (4.58%) Windows Engineer
14 11 (4.20%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
15 10 (3.82%) 1st/2nd Line Support
15 10 (3.82%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
16 9 (3.44%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.44%) .NET
2 3 (1.15%) .NET Framework
2 3 (1.15%) Software Packaging
3 2 (0.76%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.76%) COM
3 2 (0.76%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (0.76%) REST
3 2 (0.76%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (0.38%) ActiveX
4 1 (0.38%) CakePHP
4 1 (0.38%) EDI
4 1 (0.38%) Gearman
4 1 (0.38%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (0.38%) jQuery
4 1 (0.38%) LAMP
4 1 (0.38%) Middleware
4 1 (0.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (0.38%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.38%) XML
4 1 (0.38%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 32 (12.21%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (10.31%) Video Conferencing
3 26 (9.92%) iPhone
4 23 (8.78%) Blackberry
4 23 (8.78%) Smartphone
5 16 (6.11%) iPad
6 15 (5.73%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (4.20%) Management Information System
8 10 (3.82%) User Experience
9 8 (3.05%) e-Learning
10 6 (2.29%) Fixed Income
11 5 (1.91%) Equities
11 5 (1.91%) Tandem
12 4 (1.53%) Computer Science
12 4 (1.53%) Handset
12 4 (1.53%) Reinsurance
13 3 (1.15%) Data Centre
13 3 (1.15%) Fintech
13 3 (1.15%) Graphic Design
13 3 (1.15%) Podcast
Operating Systems
1 152 (58.02%) Windows
2 99 (37.79%) Windows 7
3 70 (26.72%) Windows 10
4 26 (9.92%) Mac OS X
4 26 (9.92%) Windows 8
5 18 (6.87%) Windows Server
6 17 (6.49%) Apple iOS
7 15 (5.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (5.34%) Mac OS
9 11 (4.20%) Linux
10 10 (3.82%) Android
11 6 (2.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (1.91%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (1.15%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.76%) Unix
14 2 (0.76%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.38%) AIX
15 1 (0.38%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (34.73%) ITIL
2 28 (10.69%) Migration
3 26 (9.92%) Problem-Solving
4 24 (9.16%) Change Management
4 24 (9.16%) ITSM
5 23 (8.78%) Project Management
6 22 (8.40%) Service Management
7 20 (7.63%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (5.34%) Data Analysis
9 13 (4.96%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (4.58%) Business Analysis
10 12 (4.58%) Decision-Making
11 11 (4.20%) SDLC
12 10 (3.82%) ITIL V3
13 9 (3.44%) Analytics
13 9 (3.44%) User Acceptance Testing
14 8 (3.05%) Asset Management
14 8 (3.05%) Document Management
15 7 (2.67%) Mobile Device Management
15 7 (2.67%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (7.25%) SQL
2 13 (4.96%) PowerShell
3 8 (3.05%) VBA
4 6 (2.29%) Python
5 4 (1.53%) PHP
6 3 (1.15%) Perl
6 3 (1.15%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.15%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.76%) Apple Swift
7 2 (0.76%) C#
8 1 (0.38%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.38%) C
8 1 (0.38%) C++
8 1 (0.38%) Java
8 1 (0.38%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.38%) Korn
8 1 (0.38%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.38%) R
Qualifications
1 26 (9.92%) Degree
2 17 (6.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (6.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 12 (4.58%) MCSA
5 7 (2.67%) MCP
5 7 (2.67%) MCSE
6 6 (2.29%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.53%) CCNA
7 4 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.53%) CISSP
7 4 (1.53%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.53%) Security Cleared
8 3 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.76%) A+ Certification
9 2 (0.76%) ACCA
9 2 (0.76%) Avaya Certification
9 2 (0.76%) CCNP
9 2 (0.76%) CIMA
9 2 (0.76%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.76%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.96%) SLA
2 7 (2.67%) PMO
3 2 (0.76%) GDPR
4 1 (0.38%) Basel III
4 1 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.38%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.38%) GAAP
4 1 (0.38%) IFRS
4 1 (0.38%) ISO 22301
4 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.38%) MiFID
4 1 (0.38%) QA
4 1 (0.38%) SEPA
System Software
1 102 (38.93%) Active Directory
2 27 (10.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (8.02%) BitLocker
4 8 (3.05%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (1.53%) vSphere
6 3 (1.15%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.76%) Firmware
7 2 (0.76%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.76%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.76%) XenApp
8 1 (0.38%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.38%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.38%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 50 (19.08%) SCCM
2 8 (3.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (2.67%) vCenter Server
4 5 (1.91%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.15%) SCOM
6 2 (0.76%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.38%) Ansible
7 1 (0.38%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.38%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.38%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.38%) SCSM
7 1 (0.38%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.38%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.38%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 178 (67.94%) Microsoft
2 43 (16.41%) Apple
3 37 (14.12%) Cisco
4 32 (12.21%) VMware
5 29 (11.07%) Citrix
6 19 (7.25%) HP
7 17 (6.49%) Adobe
8 15 (5.73%) Wyse
9 11 (4.20%) Polycom
10 10 (3.82%) iManage
11 6 (2.29%) Altiris
11 6 (2.29%) Avaya
11 6 (2.29%) McAfee
11 6 (2.29%) Red Hat
11 6 (2.29%) ServiceNow
12 5 (1.91%) Bloomberg
12 5 (1.91%) Google
12 5 (1.91%) Remedy
12 5 (1.91%) Reuters
12 5 (1.91%) Tableau