Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 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
20 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 64 77 78
Rank change year-on-year +13 +1 -20
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 231 221 188
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.59% 3.20% 3.03%
As % of the Applications category 42.86% 34.69% 38.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 152 126
City of London median daily rate £325 £275 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -9.09% +0.83%
10th Percentile £131 £120 £123
90th Percentile £538 £511 £544
Central London median daily rate £325 £270 £303
% change year-on-year +20.37% -10.74% +5.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 9
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £15.55 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.05% -24.15% +18.84%
10th Percentile £12.94 £11.47 £10.20
90th Percentile £21.95 £22.50 £140.50
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +31.25% -20.00% +17.65%

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 539 637 493
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.38% 9.22% 7.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 462 337
City of London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £135 £125 £139
90th Percentile £600 £575 £580
Central London median daily rate £413 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +2.48% +0.63% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 34 16
City of London median hourly rate £19.25 £15.53 £16.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.99% -5.21% -6.41%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.67 £10.88
90th Percentile £33.50 £28.68 £79.38
Central London median hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year +12.86% +10.22% -9.27%

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 20 June 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 20 June 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 20 June 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 -6 5 £425 +54.55%
Microsoft Office
Central London

For the 6 months to 20 June 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.

1 156 (67.53%) Microsoft
2 134 (58.01%) Windows
3 94 (40.69%) Active Directory
4 78 (33.77%) Windows 10
5 71 (30.74%) Finance
6 68 (29.44%) Office 365
7 66 (28.57%) Windows 7
8 61 (26.41%) ITIL
9 58 (25.11%) Microsoft Excel
10 49 (21.21%) SCCM
11 39 (16.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 34 (14.72%) Citrix
13 31 (13.42%) Windows Server
14 30 (12.99%) MS Exchange
15 29 (12.55%) Skype
16 28 (12.12%) Project Management
17 27 (11.69%) Problem-Solving
18 26 (11.26%) SharePoint
19 25 (10.82%) Banking
19 25 (10.82%) Skype for Business
20 24 (10.39%) Degree
21 22 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
21 22 (9.52%) DNS
22 21 (9.09%) SQL
22 21 (9.09%) Migration
22 21 (9.09%) VMware
23 20 (8.66%) Legal
23 20 (8.66%) Microsoft Azure
23 20 (8.66%) Apple iOS
24 19 (8.23%) Analytical Skills

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 (12.99%) MS Exchange
2 26 (11.26%) SharePoint
3 25 (10.82%) Skype for Business
4 12 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (3.90%) Confluence
6 7 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (2.16%) IIS
8 3 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.30%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.87%) CMS
9 2 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.87%) SAS
10 1 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.43%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.43%) WordPress
Applications
1 58 (25.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 39 (16.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 13 (5.63%) MS Visio
4 10 (4.33%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.87%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.87%) Camtasia
5 2 (0.87%) Snagit
5 2 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.43%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.43%) InVision
6 1 (0.43%) Revit
6 1 (0.43%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 8 (3.46%) Elite 3E
2 4 (1.73%) Carpe Diem
3 3 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.43%) Eikon
4 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 68 (29.44%) Office 365
2 20 (8.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.46%) IaaS
3 8 (3.46%) PaaS
4 7 (3.03%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (3.03%) Slack
5 6 (2.60%) SaaS
6 4 (1.73%) Dropbox
6 4 (1.73%) G Suite
6 4 (1.73%) Trello
7 3 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (0.87%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.87%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.87%) Power Platform
8 2 (0.87%) Yammer
9 1 (0.43%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.43%) GoToWebinar
9 1 (0.43%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.43%) PowerApps
9 1 (0.43%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 29 (12.55%) Skype
2 22 (9.52%) DNS
3 18 (7.79%) TCP/IP
4 17 (7.36%) DHCP
5 15 (6.49%) LAN
6 14 (6.06%) VPN
7 13 (5.63%) WAN
8 11 (4.76%) Internet
8 11 (4.76%) Wireless
9 7 (3.03%) Firewall
10 6 (2.60%) Intranet
10 6 (2.60%) SAN
11 4 (1.73%) iSCSI
11 4 (1.73%) NAS
12 3 (1.30%) Fibre Channel
12 3 (1.30%) IMAP
12 3 (1.30%) PBX
12 3 (1.30%) SMTP
12 3 (1.30%) Software-Defined Networking
12 3 (1.30%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.93%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (1.73%) Big Data
4 3 (1.30%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.87%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.43%) Power BI
6 1 (0.43%) Qlik Sense
6 1 (0.43%) QlikView
6 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (5.63%) JIRA
2 3 (1.30%) MSI
2 3 (1.30%) ProC
2 3 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.30%) WiX
3 2 (0.87%) Hudson
3 2 (0.87%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.87%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.43%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.43%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.43%) fastlane
4 1 (0.43%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.43%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.43%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 1 (0.43%) Xcode
General
1 71 (30.74%) Finance
2 25 (10.82%) Banking
3 20 (8.66%) Legal
4 16 (6.93%) Law
5 11 (4.76%) Telecoms
6 9 (3.90%) Investment Banking
7 5 (2.16%) Retail
8 4 (1.73%) Advertising
8 4 (1.73%) German Language
9 3 (1.30%) Back Office
9 3 (1.30%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.30%) Marketing
9 3 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.87%) Front Office
11 1 (0.43%) Billing
11 1 (0.43%) French Language
11 1 (0.43%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.43%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.43%) Publishing
11 1 (0.43%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 67 (29.00%) Analyst
2 35 (15.15%) Support Engineer
3 31 (13.42%) Desktop Support
4 23 (9.96%) 2nd Line Support
4 23 (9.96%) Desktop Engineer
5 22 (9.52%) Support Analyst
6 20 (8.66%) Service Analyst
7 18 (7.79%) Service Desk Analyst
8 17 (7.36%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 16 (6.93%) IT Support
10 13 (5.63%) IT Analyst
11 11 (4.76%) Business Analyst
11 11 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 10 (4.33%) Applications Engineer
12 10 (4.33%) Developer
13 9 (3.90%) Applications Support
13 9 (3.90%) Applications Support Engineer
14 8 (3.46%) IT Trainer
14 8 (3.46%) Project Manager
14 8 (3.46%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.63%) .NET
2 6 (2.60%) Software Packaging
3 3 (1.30%) WPF
4 2 (0.87%) Web Services
5 1 (0.43%) .NET Core
5 1 (0.43%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.43%) iOS SDK
5 1 (0.43%) JSON
5 1 (0.43%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.43%) REST
5 1 (0.43%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (0.43%) WinForms
5 1 (0.43%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.63%) Blackberry
3 10 (4.33%) Video Conferencing
4 8 (3.46%) iPad
5 7 (3.03%) iPhone
5 7 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (3.03%) Wiki
6 6 (2.60%) e-Learning
6 6 (2.60%) Hedge funds
6 6 (2.60%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (2.60%) Smartphone
7 4 (1.73%) Clustering
7 4 (1.73%) CMDB
7 4 (1.73%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.73%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.73%) Robotics
7 4 (1.73%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.30%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.30%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.30%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 134 (58.01%) Windows
2 78 (33.77%) Windows 10
3 66 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 31 (13.42%) Windows Server
5 20 (8.66%) Apple iOS
6 14 (6.06%) Android
7 13 (5.63%) Windows 8
8 12 (5.19%) Mac OS
8 12 (5.19%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (4.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (2.60%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.87%) Linux
11 2 (0.87%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (26.41%) ITIL
2 28 (12.12%) Project Management
3 27 (11.69%) Problem-Solving
4 22 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (9.09%) Migration
6 15 (6.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 14 (6.06%) Incident Management
8 13 (5.63%) Data Modelling
8 13 (5.63%) Service Management
9 12 (5.19%) Asset Management
9 12 (5.19%) Document Management
9 12 (5.19%) Practice Management
9 12 (5.19%) Service Delivery
10 11 (4.76%) Time Management
11 10 (4.33%) Data Analysis
11 10 (4.33%) Mobile Device Management
11 10 (4.33%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (3.90%) Change Management
12 9 (3.90%) CRM
12 9 (3.90%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 21 (9.09%) SQL
2 19 (8.23%) PowerShell
3 17 (7.36%) VBA
4 7 (3.03%) C#
5 6 (2.60%) VB
6 5 (2.16%) Java
6 5 (2.16%) VBScript
7 3 (1.30%) Python
7 3 (1.30%) VB.NET
7 3 (1.30%) VB6
8 1 (0.43%) Apple Swift
8 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.43%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.43%) PHP
8 1 (0.43%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (10.39%) Degree
2 6 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (2.16%) MCP
4 4 (1.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 4 (1.73%) MCSA
4 4 (1.73%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.30%) A+ Certification
5 3 (1.30%) ACTC
5 3 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.30%) MCDST
5 3 (1.30%) MCSE
5 3 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (1.30%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.87%) ACDT
6 2 (0.87%) ACHDS
6 2 (0.87%) CCNP
6 2 (0.87%) DBS Check
6 2 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.87%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.87%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.03%) PMO
1 7 (3.03%) SLA
2 2 (0.87%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.87%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.87%) QA
3 1 (0.43%) Basel III
3 1 (0.43%) ECSS
3 1 (0.43%) IFRS
3 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 94 (40.69%) Active Directory
2 16 (6.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (5.19%) XenDesktop
4 11 (4.76%) XenApp
5 7 (3.03%) Hyper-V
5 7 (3.03%) VMware Workstation
6 5 (2.16%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (1.30%) vSphere
8 2 (0.87%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 49 (21.21%) SCCM
2 6 (2.60%) SCOM
2 6 (2.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (1.30%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (1.30%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 3 (1.30%) NetBackup
3 3 (1.30%) Perfmon
3 3 (1.30%) QRadar
3 3 (1.30%) SCOrch
3 3 (1.30%) SCSM
3 3 (1.30%) SCVMM
3 3 (1.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (0.87%) Ansible
4 2 (0.87%) FlexNet
4 2 (0.87%) Jamf Pro
4 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.43%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 156 (67.53%) Microsoft
2 34 (14.72%) Citrix
3 21 (9.09%) VMware
4 18 (7.79%) iManage
5 17 (7.36%) Apple
6 16 (6.93%) Symantec
7 11 (4.76%) Cisco
8 10 (4.33%) Adobe
8 10 (4.33%) Dell
9 9 (3.90%) Bloomberg
10 8 (3.46%) LexisNexis
10 8 (3.46%) Reuters
11 6 (2.60%) HP
11 6 (2.60%) ServiceNow
12 4 (1.73%) Blue Prism
12 4 (1.73%) F5
12 4 (1.73%) Splunk
12 4 (1.73%) UiPath
13 3 (1.30%) Google
13 3 (1.30%) Ivanti