Period
to 21 January 2020

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 January 2020 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 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 67 67 79
Rank change year-on-year 0 +12 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 164 242 217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.29% 3.58% 3.10%
As % of the Applications category 40.90% 39.54% 36.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 176 160
City of London median daily rate £275 £280 £307
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.79% -8.79% +1.07%
10th Percentile £124 £126 £133
90th Percentile £511 £513 £603
Central London median daily rate £275 £275 £300
% change year-on-year - -8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 26 12
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.31% +16.77% -18.42%
10th Percentile £11.50 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £31.50 £25.50 £25.48
Central London median hourly rate £19.01 £18.70 £15.00
% change year-on-year +1.67% +24.67% -16.67%

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 401 612 590
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.03% 9.05% 8.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 429 438
City of London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £152 £135 £170
90th Percentile £618 £553 £625
Central London median daily rate £390 £379 £390
% change year-on-year +2.97% -2.88% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 28 19
City of London median hourly rate £19.01 £18.10 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.04% -11.71% +7.89%
10th Percentile £12.27 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £31.69 £25.50 £31.85
Central London median hourly rate £19.47 £18.70 £20.50
% change year-on-year +4.09% -8.78% +13.10%

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 21 January 2020.

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 21 January 2020.

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 21 January 2020. 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 - 3 £275 -
Moorgate - 1 £450 -
Microsoft Office
Central London

For the 6 months to 21 January 2020, 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.

1 104 (63.41%) Microsoft
2 81 (49.39%) Windows
3 54 (32.93%) Active Directory
4 52 (31.71%) Windows 10
5 51 (31.10%) Office 365
6 49 (29.88%) Microsoft Excel
7 43 (26.22%) Finance
8 35 (21.34%) Windows 7
9 29 (17.68%) Problem-Solving
10 27 (16.46%) SharePoint
11 26 (15.85%) Degree
12 25 (15.24%) SCCM
13 24 (14.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 23 (14.02%) ITIL
15 20 (12.20%) Project Management
15 20 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
16 19 (11.59%) Azure
16 19 (11.59%) Agile Software Development
16 19 (11.59%) Banking
17 18 (10.98%) MS Exchange
18 15 (9.15%) Mac OS
19 14 (8.54%) Apple iOS
19 14 (8.54%) Citrix
20 13 (7.93%) Adobe
20 13 (7.93%) Decision-Making
21 12 (7.32%) MS Visio
22 11 (6.71%) Service Management
22 11 (6.71%) Telecoms
22 11 (6.71%) Asset Management
22 11 (6.71%) Cisco

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 27 (16.46%) SharePoint
2 18 (10.98%) MS Exchange
3 6 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.44%) Confluence
4 4 (2.44%) IBM Notes
5 3 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (1.83%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.22%) Anypoint
6 2 (1.22%) Mule
6 2 (1.22%) Mule ESB
7 1 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.61%) WordPress
Applications
1 49 (29.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (14.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (7.32%) MS Visio
4 6 (3.66%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (1.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (1.22%) InVision
5 2 (1.22%) Sketch
6 1 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.61%) Houdini
6 1 (0.61%) Maya
6 1 (0.61%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Exchequer
1 1 (0.61%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 51 (31.10%) Office 365
2 19 (11.59%) Azure
3 6 (3.66%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (3.05%) OneDrive
5 4 (2.44%) AWS
6 3 (1.83%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 2 (1.22%) SaaS
8 1 (0.61%) G Suite
8 1 (0.61%) IaaS
8 1 (0.61%) PaaS
8 1 (0.61%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.61%) PowerApps
8 1 (0.61%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.10%) DNS
1 10 (6.10%) LAN
2 9 (5.49%) DHCP
2 9 (5.49%) TCP/IP
2 9 (5.49%) Wireless
3 7 (4.27%) VoIP
3 7 (4.27%) WAN
4 6 (3.66%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (3.05%) NAS
5 5 (3.05%) SAN
5 5 (3.05%) Skype
6 4 (2.44%) VPN
7 3 (1.83%) VLAN
8 2 (1.22%) DWDM
8 2 (1.22%) Firewall
8 2 (1.22%) Intranet
8 2 (1.22%) IP Telephony
8 2 (1.22%) Network Security
8 2 (1.22%) SDH
8 2 (1.22%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.66%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.22%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.61%) Biml
3 1 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.61%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Power View
3 1 (0.61%) Power BI
3 1 (0.61%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (3.05%) JIRA
2 4 (2.44%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.61%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.61%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.61%) Subversion
General
1 43 (26.22%) Finance
2 19 (11.59%) Banking
3 11 (6.71%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.27%) Investment Banking
4 7 (4.27%) Law
4 7 (4.27%) Public Sector
5 5 (3.05%) German Language
5 5 (3.05%) Legal
6 4 (2.44%) Back Office
7 3 (1.83%) International Banking
8 2 (1.22%) Billing
8 2 (1.22%) Games
8 2 (1.22%) Publishing
8 2 (1.22%) Retail
9 1 (0.61%) Advertising
9 1 (0.61%) French Language
9 1 (0.61%) Front Office
9 1 (0.61%) Japanese Language
9 1 (0.61%) Marketing
9 1 (0.61%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 47 (28.66%) Analyst
2 34 (20.73%) Desktop Support
3 23 (14.02%) Support Engineer
4 19 (11.59%) Support Analyst
5 17 (10.37%) Desktop Engineer
6 16 (9.76%) IT Support
7 14 (8.54%) Business Analyst
7 14 (8.54%) IT Analyst
8 12 (7.32%) Administrator
8 12 (7.32%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 12 (7.32%) Service Analyst
9 11 (6.71%) IT Support Analyst
10 8 (4.88%) IT Administrator
11 7 (4.27%) 2nd Line Support
11 7 (4.27%) Deskside Support
11 7 (4.27%) Desktop Analyst
11 7 (4.27%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 7 (4.27%) Junior
11 7 (4.27%) Service Desk Analyst
12 6 (3.66%) Deskside Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.44%) .NET
1 4 (2.44%) HTML
2 3 (1.83%) CSS
3 2 (1.22%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.22%) Apache CXF
3 2 (1.22%) COM
3 2 (1.22%) J2EE
3 2 (1.22%) JMS
3 2 (1.22%) jQuery
3 2 (1.22%) Middleware
3 2 (1.22%) REST
3 2 (1.22%) SOAP
3 2 (1.22%) Spring
3 2 (1.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (1.22%) UDDI
3 2 (1.22%) Web Services
3 2 (1.22%) WSDL
3 2 (1.22%) XML
3 2 (1.22%) XSD
3 2 (1.22%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.10%) Blackberry
3 9 (5.49%) Management Information System
4 8 (4.88%) iPhone
4 8 (4.88%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (4.27%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (3.66%) User Experience
7 4 (2.44%) Data Centre
7 4 (2.44%) Wiki
8 3 (1.83%) NHS
8 3 (1.83%) Smartphone
9 2 (1.22%) BYOD
9 2 (1.22%) Credit Risk
9 2 (1.22%) iPad
9 2 (1.22%) Video\Live Streaming
10 1 (0.61%) CCTV
10 1 (0.61%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.61%) Handset
10 1 (0.61%) Linked Data
10 1 (0.61%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 81 (49.39%) Windows
2 52 (31.71%) Windows 10
3 35 (21.34%) Windows 7
4 15 (9.15%) Mac OS
5 14 (8.54%) Apple iOS
6 9 (5.49%) Android
6 9 (5.49%) Windows Server
7 7 (4.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (3.05%) Linux
8 5 (3.05%) Mac OS X
8 5 (3.05%) Windows 8
8 5 (3.05%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.83%) Unix
10 1 (0.61%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.61%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (17.68%) Problem-Solving
2 23 (14.02%) ITIL
3 20 (12.20%) Project Management
4 19 (11.59%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (7.93%) Decision-Making
6 11 (6.71%) Asset Management
6 11 (6.71%) Root Cause Analysis
6 11 (6.71%) Service Management
6 11 (6.71%) Time Management
7 10 (6.10%) Data Analysis
7 10 (6.10%) ITIL V3
7 10 (6.10%) Migration
7 10 (6.10%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (5.49%) ITSM
9 8 (4.88%) Change Management
9 8 (4.88%) PRINCE2
9 8 (4.88%) Service Delivery
10 7 (4.27%) Mobile Device Management
11 6 (3.66%) Scrum
11 6 (3.66%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 11 (6.71%) PowerShell
2 5 (3.05%) SQL
3 3 (1.83%) VBA
4 2 (1.22%) C
4 2 (1.22%) Java
4 2 (1.22%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.61%) C#
5 1 (0.61%) PHP
5 1 (0.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (15.85%) Degree
2 10 (6.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (6.10%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.88%) MCSA
3 8 (4.88%) SC Cleared
4 7 (4.27%) MCSE
5 6 (3.66%) A+ Certification
6 5 (3.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (2.44%) Network+ Certification
8 3 (1.83%) Dell Certification
8 3 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.83%) MOS
9 2 (1.22%) APMP
9 2 (1.22%) CompTIA Security+
9 2 (1.22%) ECDL
9 2 (1.22%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.61%) CIPD
10 1 (0.61%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.61%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.49%) SLA
2 6 (3.66%) PMO
3 4 (2.44%) GDPR
4 3 (1.83%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.61%) MiFID
5 1 (0.61%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.61%) QA
System Software
1 54 (32.93%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.05%) XenApp
3 4 (2.44%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.22%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (1.22%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.61%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.61%) UAG
5 1 (0.61%) Xen
Systems Management
1 25 (15.24%) SCCM
2 7 (4.27%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (3.05%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.22%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.22%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (0.61%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.61%) NetVault Backup
5 1 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.61%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.61%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.61%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 104 (63.41%) Microsoft
2 14 (8.54%) Citrix
3 13 (7.93%) Adobe
4 11 (6.71%) Cisco
5 10 (6.10%) Apple
5 10 (6.10%) VMware
6 9 (5.49%) Bloomberg
7 8 (4.88%) HP
8 6 (3.66%) Remedy
8 6 (3.66%) Symantec
9 5 (3.05%) Dell
9 5 (3.05%) Fidessa
10 4 (2.44%) Lotus
11 3 (1.83%) FactSet
11 3 (1.83%) iManage
11 3 (1.83%) Intel
11 3 (1.83%) Ivanti
11 3 (1.83%) MuleSoft
11 3 (1.83%) Reuters
11 3 (1.83%) TOWER Software