Period
to 26 April 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 26 April 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
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 86 51
Rank change year-on-year +8 -35 -9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 213 172 258
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.04% 2.82% 3.94%
As % of the Applications category 32.77% 36.13% 37.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 117 161
City of London median daily rate £283 £300 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.83% -4.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £122 £123 £140
90th Percentile £513 £538 £553
Central London median daily rate £264 £300 £291
% change year-on-year -12.08% +3.00% -2.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 10 28
City of London median hourly rate £14.04 £22.42 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.39% +17.99% +31.03%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.15 £11.20
90th Percentile £20.00 £134.63 £25.30
Central London median hourly rate £15.00 £22.34 £19.00
% change year-on-year -32.84% +17.55% +27.95%

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 650 476 680
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.29% 7.81% 10.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 471 327 500
City of London median daily rate £413 £400 £382
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +4.85% -4.63%
10th Percentile £137 £145 £172
90th Percentile £583 £588 £613
Central London median daily rate £420 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +8.39% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 17 34
City of London median hourly rate £14.50 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.71% -10.53% +29.47%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £31.00 £69.50 £26.00
Central London median hourly rate £15.53 £16.08 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.42% -15.39% +26.67%

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 26 April 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 26 April 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 26 April 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
London Bridge -9 2 - -
Microsoft Office
Central London

For the 6 months to 26 April 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.

1 131 (61.50%) Microsoft
2 92 (43.19%) Windows
3 74 (34.74%) Active Directory
4 67 (31.46%) Finance
5 66 (30.99%) Microsoft Excel
6 55 (25.82%) Office 365
7 49 (23.00%) Windows 7
8 42 (19.72%) ITIL
9 40 (18.78%) Analytical Skills
10 37 (17.37%) Windows 10
11 35 (16.43%) Citrix
12 34 (15.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 31 (14.55%) Problem-Solving
14 28 (13.15%) SCCM
15 27 (12.68%) MS Visio
16 26 (12.21%) Project Management
17 23 (10.80%) Blackberry
17 23 (10.80%) Windows Server
18 22 (10.33%) MS Exchange
19 18 (8.45%) Migration
19 18 (8.45%) SQL
19 18 (8.45%) Degree
20 16 (7.51%) Legal
20 16 (7.51%) Change Management
20 16 (7.51%) DNS
21 15 (7.04%) Microsoft Project
21 15 (7.04%) DHCP
21 15 (7.04%) Stakeholder Management
22 14 (6.57%) TCP/IP
22 14 (6.57%) Apple

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 (10.33%) MS Exchange
2 12 (5.63%) IIS
2 12 (5.63%) SharePoint
3 10 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (3.76%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (0.94%) CMS
6 2 (0.94%) Confluence
6 2 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.94%) SAS
7 1 (0.47%) Apache
7 1 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.47%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.47%) JBoss
7 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 66 (30.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (15.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 27 (12.68%) MS Visio
4 15 (7.04%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.47%) InVision
6 1 (0.47%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.94%) Elite 3E
2 2 (0.94%) Workfront
3 1 (0.47%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 55 (25.82%) Office 365
2 9 (4.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (1.41%) SaaS
4 2 (0.94%) Adobe Analytics
4 2 (0.94%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 2 (0.94%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.94%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.47%) GoToWebinar
5 1 (0.47%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.47%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.51%) DNS
2 15 (7.04%) DHCP
3 14 (6.57%) TCP/IP
4 13 (6.10%) WAN
5 10 (4.69%) Internet
5 10 (4.69%) LAN
5 10 (4.69%) Skype
6 9 (4.23%) Telnet
7 8 (3.76%) VPN
8 6 (2.82%) Intranet
9 5 (2.35%) SSL
9 5 (2.35%) VoIP
10 4 (1.88%) Ethernet
11 3 (1.41%) Firewall
11 3 (1.41%) FTP
11 3 (1.41%) MPLS
12 2 (0.94%) BIG-IP
12 2 (0.94%) NAS
12 2 (0.94%) SCCP
12 2 (0.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.23%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.35%) Crystal Reports
2 5 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (1.88%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.94%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.94%) Power BI
6 1 (0.47%) DB2
6 1 (0.47%) DTS
6 1 (0.47%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (0.47%) GIS
6 1 (0.47%) MS Access
6 1 (0.47%) OLAP
6 1 (0.47%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (1.88%) JIRA
2 4 (1.88%) Selenium
3 3 (1.41%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.41%) Subversion
4 2 (0.94%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.47%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.47%) gulp
5 1 (0.47%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.47%) Toad
5 1 (0.47%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.47%) XMLSpy
General
1 67 (31.46%) Finance
2 16 (7.51%) Legal
3 13 (6.10%) Banking
4 10 (4.69%) Law
5 7 (3.29%) Marketing
6 6 (2.82%) Advertising
6 6 (2.82%) Retail
7 3 (1.41%) Back Office
7 3 (1.41%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.94%) Billing
9 1 (0.47%) Front Office
9 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.47%) Local Government
9 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.47%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.47%) Publishing
9 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 68 (31.92%) Analyst
2 31 (14.55%) Desktop Support
3 28 (13.15%) Support Engineer
4 19 (8.92%) 2nd Line Support
5 17 (7.98%) Business Analyst
5 17 (7.98%) Service Analyst
5 17 (7.98%) Support Analyst
6 14 (6.57%) Service Desk Analyst
7 13 (6.10%) Project Manager
8 11 (5.16%) IT Support
9 10 (4.69%) 1st Line Support
9 10 (4.69%) Desktop Engineer
10 9 (4.23%) 1st Line Engineer
10 9 (4.23%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 9 (4.23%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 9 (4.23%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 8 (3.76%) Developer
12 7 (3.29%) 1st Line Support Engineer
12 7 (3.29%) Help Desk Support
12 7 (3.29%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.29%) .NET
2 5 (2.35%) XML
3 3 (1.41%) ASP.NET
3 3 (1.41%) Web Services
4 2 (0.94%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (0.94%) HTML
4 2 (0.94%) React
5 1 (0.47%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.47%) BREW
5 1 (0.47%) CSS3
5 1 (0.47%) HTML5
5 1 (0.47%) jQuery
5 1 (0.47%) JSON
5 1 (0.47%) Middleware
5 1 (0.47%) Node.js
5 1 (0.47%) Redux
5 1 (0.47%) REST
5 1 (0.47%) Spring
5 1 (0.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.47%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 40 (18.78%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (10.80%) Blackberry
3 13 (6.10%) Management Information System
4 10 (4.69%) iPhone
5 9 (4.23%) NHS
6 8 (3.76%) Smartphone
7 7 (3.29%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (2.82%) iPad
9 5 (2.35%) User Experience
10 4 (1.88%) Computer Science
10 4 (1.88%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.88%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (1.41%) PMI
11 3 (1.41%) Reinsurance
12 2 (0.94%) e-Learning
12 2 (0.94%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (0.94%) Hedge funds
13 1 (0.47%) Learning Management System
13 1 (0.47%) Reference Data
13 1 (0.47%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 92 (43.19%) Windows
2 49 (23.00%) Windows 7
3 37 (17.37%) Windows 10
4 23 (10.80%) Windows Server
5 12 (5.63%) Windows 8
6 11 (5.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (4.69%) Android
8 9 (4.23%) Apple iOS
8 9 (4.23%) Mac OS X
9 6 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (2.35%) Windows XP
11 4 (1.88%) Mac OS
12 3 (1.41%) Linux
12 3 (1.41%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.94%) Unix
13 2 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.47%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (19.72%) ITIL
2 31 (14.55%) Problem-Solving
3 26 (12.21%) Project Management
4 18 (8.45%) Migration
5 16 (7.51%) Change Management
6 15 (7.04%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (5.63%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (5.63%) Business Analysis
7 12 (5.63%) PRINCE2
7 12 (5.63%) Service Management
7 12 (5.63%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (4.69%) Business Process Modelling
8 10 (4.69%) Target Operating Model
9 7 (3.29%) Analytics
9 7 (3.29%) Catastrophe Modelling
9 7 (3.29%) Data Cleansing
9 7 (3.29%) Document Management
9 7 (3.29%) Problem Management
9 7 (3.29%) Service Delivery
10 6 (2.82%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 18 (8.45%) SQL
2 6 (2.82%) VBA
3 5 (2.35%) C#
3 5 (2.35%) PowerShell
4 4 (1.88%) T-SQL
5 3 (1.41%) Java
5 3 (1.41%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.94%) C
6 2 (0.94%) Python
6 2 (0.94%) XPath
7 1 (0.47%) Ruby
7 1 (0.47%) Scala
7 1 (0.47%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (8.45%) Degree
2 10 (4.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (3.76%) MCSE
4 7 (3.29%) PMI Certification
4 7 (3.29%) PMP
5 6 (2.82%) Security Cleared
6 5 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.88%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.41%) CCNA
8 3 (1.41%) CCNP
8 3 (1.41%) MCDST
8 3 (1.41%) MCSA
9 2 (0.94%) A+ Certification
9 2 (0.94%) CCIE
9 2 (0.94%) CCVP
9 2 (0.94%) CEH
9 2 (0.94%) CISSP
9 2 (0.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.94%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.23%) PMO
2 8 (3.76%) SLA
3 5 (2.35%) GDPR
4 3 (1.41%) QA
5 2 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.47%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.47%) HL7
6 1 (0.47%) P3O
6 1 (0.47%) Solvency II
System Software
1 74 (34.74%) Active Directory
2 13 (6.10%) XenApp
3 9 (4.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.82%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (1.88%) BitLocker
5 4 (1.88%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.94%) vSphere
7 1 (0.47%) Docker
7 1 (0.47%) Firmware
7 1 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.47%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.47%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.47%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 28 (13.15%) SCCM
2 4 (1.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.94%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.94%) SCOM
4 1 (0.47%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.47%) AppManager
4 1 (0.47%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.47%) Control-M
4 1 (0.47%) DameWare
4 1 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.47%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.47%) MAILsweeper
4 1 (0.47%) SnapVault
4 1 (0.47%) vRealize
4 1 (0.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 131 (61.50%) Microsoft
2 35 (16.43%) Citrix
3 14 (6.57%) Apple
4 13 (6.10%) VMware
5 11 (5.16%) Cisco
6 8 (3.76%) Adobe
7 6 (2.82%) iManage
8 5 (2.35%) HP
8 5 (2.35%) Remedy
8 5 (2.35%) Tableau
8 5 (2.35%) Wyse
9 4 (1.88%) Bloomberg
9 4 (1.88%) Dell
9 4 (1.88%) Ivanti
9 4 (1.88%) Reuters
9 4 (1.88%) Samsung
10 3 (1.41%) Google
10 3 (1.41%) Intapp
10 3 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.41%) Symantec