Period
to 14 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 14 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 61 68 61
Rank change year-on-year +7 -7 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 2,838 3,445 3,415
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.69% 3.61% 3.60%
As % of the Applications category 43.30% 42.53% 40.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,609 1,961 1,963
England median daily rate £288 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.17% - -
10th Percentile £124 £120 £125
90th Percentile £525 £515 £500
UK median daily rate £288 £298 £295
% change year-on-year -3.36% +0.85% -1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 505 440
England median hourly rate £16.38 £15.30 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.03% +9.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £11.26 £10.50 £9.99
90th Percentile £33.75 £25.07 £28.29
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £15.30 £14.00
% change year-on-year +7.84% +9.29% -6.67%

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 England with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 6,554 8,100 8,513
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.53% 8.49% 8.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,850 4,805 5,234
England median daily rate £375 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £148 £149 £150
90th Percentile £563 £563 £573
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 620 743 685
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +2.89% -5.76%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.34 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.28 £40.45 £35.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +9.38% +3.23% -4.62%

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Microsoft Office as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in England

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Office in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in England

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in England over the 6 months to 14 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in England

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in England

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in England over the 6 months to 14 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Office in England

Microsoft Office
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 14 November 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
London +1 992 £290 -3.33% 290
South East +2 711 £300 +9.09% 286
North of England +12 379 £275 -4.35% 214
South West +33 299 £327 +3.95% 113
Midlands -7 238 £246 -13.99% 158
East of England -5 211 £273 +15.45% 126
North West +1 189 £225 -28.00% 120
West Midlands -11 165 £300 +2.56% 92
Yorkshire +13 140 £325 +42.86% 72
East Midlands -2 70 £148 -40.80% 66
North East +6 50 £206 -33.47% 22
Microsoft Office
UK

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 England region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 1,859 (65.50%) Microsoft
2 1,348 (47.50%) Windows
3 884 (31.15%) Active Directory
4 794 (27.98%) Office 365
5 741 (26.11%) Windows 10
6 732 (25.79%) Microsoft Excel
7 604 (21.28%) Windows 7
8 589 (20.75%) Finance
9 531 (18.71%) ITIL
10 401 (14.13%) Project Management
11 394 (13.88%) SharePoint
12 393 (13.85%) Analytical Skills
13 376 (13.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 343 (12.09%) Agile Software Development
14 343 (12.09%) Problem-Solving
15 334 (11.77%) Security Cleared
16 306 (10.78%) SCCM
17 268 (9.44%) Migration
18 265 (9.34%) Degree
19 254 (8.95%) SQL
20 252 (8.88%) SC Cleared
21 232 (8.17%) Azure
22 231 (8.14%) Windows Server
23 226 (7.96%) MS Exchange
24 221 (7.79%) Self-Motivation
25 208 (7.33%) Citrix
26 199 (7.01%) SLA
27 198 (6.98%) Service Management
28 191 (6.73%) Change Management
28 191 (6.73%) MS Visio

Microsoft Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 394 (13.88%) SharePoint
2 226 (7.96%) MS Exchange
3 132 (4.65%) Skype for Business
4 76 (2.68%) Confluence
5 65 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 40 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
7 39 (1.37%) IBM Notes
8 34 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
9 27 (0.95%) CMS
10 25 (0.88%) IIS
11 16 (0.56%) SAS
12 13 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 12 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
14 10 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
15 8 (0.28%) WebLogic
16 7 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
17 6 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
18 5 (0.18%) ArcGIS
18 5 (0.18%) OpenStack
18 5 (0.18%) WordPress
Applications
1 732 (25.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 376 (13.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 191 (6.73%) MS Visio
4 163 (5.74%) Microsoft Project
5 33 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
6 17 (0.60%) Open Workbench
7 16 (0.56%) Acrobat
8 14 (0.49%) Photoshop
9 7 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 7 (0.25%) AutoCAD
10 5 (0.18%) Camtasia
10 5 (0.18%) XMetaL
11 4 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
11 4 (0.14%) Mozilla Thunderbird
12 3 (0.11%) InfoPath
12 3 (0.11%) Sketch
13 2 (0.070%) Adobe Premiere
13 2 (0.070%) CATIA
13 2 (0.070%) InDesign
13 2 (0.070%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 37 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (0.81%) Elite 3E
3 20 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
4 16 (0.56%) assyst
5 14 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
5 14 (0.49%) SAP ERP
6 12 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
6 12 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 11 (0.39%) Eloqua
7 11 (0.39%) Oracle TCA
7 11 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
8 9 (0.32%) Primavera
9 8 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
9 8 (0.28%) Oracle AML
10 7 (0.25%) SAP SRM
11 6 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
11 6 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
12 5 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
12 5 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
12 5 (0.18%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 794 (27.98%) Office 365
2 232 (8.17%) Azure
3 69 (2.43%) SaaS
4 61 (2.15%) Power Platform
5 60 (2.11%) IaaS
5 60 (2.11%) OneDrive
6 59 (2.08%) PaaS
7 56 (1.97%) Azure Active Directory
8 51 (1.80%) AWS
9 27 (0.95%) Dynamics 365
10 23 (0.81%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 18 (0.63%) PowerApps
12 17 (0.60%) G Suite
13 14 (0.49%) SuccessFactors
14 13 (0.46%) Mimecast
14 13 (0.46%) Yammer
15 12 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
16 11 (0.39%) Microsoft Flow
17 9 (0.32%) GCP
18 8 (0.28%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 174 (6.13%) VPN
2 172 (6.06%) TCP/IP
3 163 (5.74%) DNS
4 140 (4.93%) Skype
5 137 (4.83%) Internet
5 137 (4.83%) LAN
6 121 (4.26%) WAN
7 113 (3.98%) DHCP
8 108 (3.81%) Firewall
9 81 (2.85%) Wireless
10 72 (2.54%) SAN
11 63 (2.22%) Remote Desktop
12 61 (2.15%) Wi-Fi
13 58 (2.04%) Intranet
14 50 (1.76%) VoIP
15 41 (1.44%) NAS
16 31 (1.09%) Reverse Proxy
17 28 (0.99%) Cisco IOS
18 26 (0.92%) Ethernet
19 21 (0.74%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (4.90%) SQL Server
2 55 (1.94%) Power BI
3 43 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 34 (1.20%) Relational Database
5 28 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 27 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
7 26 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
8 25 (0.88%) Oracle Database
9 21 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
10 20 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
11 18 (0.63%) SQL Server 2016
12 16 (0.56%) MySQL
13 14 (0.49%) MS Access
14 13 (0.46%) Oracle Database 10g
15 12 (0.42%) Azure SQL Database
16 11 (0.39%) QlikView
16 11 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
17 9 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
18 8 (0.28%) Oracle Database 12c
19 7 (0.25%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 130 (4.58%) JIRA
2 26 (0.92%) Git (software)
2 26 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
3 20 (0.70%) Visual Studio
4 18 (0.63%) Subversion
5 14 (0.49%) Jenkins
6 12 (0.42%) Eclipse
6 12 (0.42%) Selenium
7 10 (0.35%) Ant
7 10 (0.35%) JUnit
8 9 (0.32%) Artifactory
8 9 (0.32%) PVCS
8 9 (0.32%) Toad
9 8 (0.28%) Maven
9 8 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (0.25%) Rational DOORS
10 7 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 6 (0.21%) Rational Rhapsody
12 5 (0.18%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
13 4 (0.14%) Jasmine
General
1 589 (20.75%) Finance
2 183 (6.45%) Public Sector
3 168 (5.92%) Telecoms
4 115 (4.05%) Banking
5 89 (3.14%) Legal
6 79 (2.78%) Law
7 73 (2.57%) Retail
8 51 (1.80%) Marketing
9 40 (1.41%) Manufacturing
10 33 (1.16%) German Language
11 30 (1.06%) Investment Banking
12 28 (0.99%) Advertising
13 25 (0.88%) Automotive
13 25 (0.88%) Billing
14 24 (0.85%) Local Government
15 20 (0.70%) Publishing
16 19 (0.67%) Financial Institution
16 19 (0.67%) French Language
17 17 (0.60%) Mandarin Language
17 17 (0.60%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 845 (29.77%) Analyst
2 324 (11.42%) Support Engineer
3 276 (9.73%) Service Analyst
4 257 (9.06%) Service Desk Analyst
5 247 (8.70%) Desktop Support
6 189 (6.66%) 2nd Line Support
7 175 (6.17%) IT Support
7 175 (6.17%) Support Analyst
8 159 (5.60%) Business Analyst
9 157 (5.53%) Desktop Engineer
10 151 (5.32%) Project Manager
11 146 (5.14%) IT Analyst
12 130 (4.58%) Coordinator
13 119 (4.19%) 1st Line Support
14 118 (4.16%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 96 (3.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 96 (3.38%) IT Engineer
16 93 (3.28%) Windows Engineer
17 87 (3.07%) Developer
18 86 (3.03%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (2.50%) Web Services
2 67 (2.36%) HTML
3 53 (1.87%) .NET
4 52 (1.83%) CSS
5 35 (1.23%) XML
6 25 (0.88%) ASP.NET
7 23 (0.81%) Middleware
8 20 (0.70%) jQuery
9 14 (0.49%) HTML5
10 13 (0.46%) AngularJS
11 10 (0.35%) JSP
11 10 (0.35%) React
12 9 (0.32%) LDAP
12 9 (0.32%) SOAP
12 9 (0.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 8 (0.28%) Angular 2
13 8 (0.28%) Hibernate
13 8 (0.28%) JDBC
13 8 (0.28%) Spring
13 8 (0.28%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 393 (13.85%) Analytical Skills
2 221 (7.79%) Self-Motivation
3 139 (4.90%) Management Information System
4 110 (3.88%) Blackberry
5 90 (3.17%) iPhone
6 75 (2.64%) Driving Licence
7 71 (2.50%) Smartphone
8 70 (2.47%) NHS
9 65 (2.29%) Video Conferencing
10 57 (2.01%) Data Centre
11 42 (1.48%) User Experience
12 36 (1.27%) Replication
13 31 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
14 29 (1.02%) CMDB
15 28 (0.99%) iPad
16 26 (0.92%) Data Structures
17 24 (0.85%) Virtual Team
18 23 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
19 22 (0.78%) BYOD
20 20 (0.70%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1,348 (47.50%) Windows
2 741 (26.11%) Windows 10
3 604 (21.28%) Windows 7
4 231 (8.14%) Windows Server
5 141 (4.97%) Android
6 122 (4.30%) Linux
7 106 (3.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 105 (3.70%) Apple iOS
8 105 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
9 86 (3.03%) Mac OS
10 60 (2.11%) Windows XP
11 59 (2.08%) Windows 8
12 50 (1.76%) Mac OS X
13 44 (1.55%) Unix
14 21 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
15 15 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 12 (0.42%) CentOS
16 12 (0.42%) Windows Vista
17 10 (0.35%) Ubuntu
18 9 (0.32%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 531 (18.71%) ITIL
2 401 (14.13%) Project Management
3 343 (12.09%) Agile Software Development
3 343 (12.09%) Problem-Solving
4 268 (9.44%) Migration
5 198 (6.98%) Service Management
6 191 (6.73%) Change Management
7 187 (6.59%) Stakeholder Management
8 154 (5.43%) Incident Management
9 153 (5.39%) PRINCE2
10 127 (4.47%) Project Delivery
11 121 (4.26%) ITSM
12 112 (3.95%) Decision-Making
13 110 (3.88%) Data Analysis
14 103 (3.63%) Data Modelling
15 97 (3.42%) ERP
16 96 (3.38%) Business Intelligence
17 95 (3.35%) Analytics
17 95 (3.35%) Risk Management
18 94 (3.31%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 254 (8.95%) SQL
2 140 (4.93%) PowerShell
3 47 (1.66%) JavaScript
4 39 (1.37%) C
5 38 (1.34%) C#
6 30 (1.06%) Python
7 28 (0.99%) VBA
8 27 (0.95%) Java
8 27 (0.95%) T-SQL
9 17 (0.60%) PL/SQL
10 13 (0.46%) PHP
11 12 (0.42%) VB.NET
11 12 (0.42%) VBScript
12 9 (0.32%) C++
13 8 (0.28%) Bash Shell
13 8 (0.28%) MATLAB
13 8 (0.28%) R
14 7 (0.25%) Perl
14 7 (0.25%) VB
15 6 (0.21%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 334 (11.77%) Security Cleared
2 265 (9.34%) Degree
3 252 (8.88%) SC Cleared
4 106 (3.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 98 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
6 61 (2.15%) MCP
7 57 (2.01%) MCSE
8 53 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
9 52 (1.83%) DV Cleared
10 43 (1.52%) PMI Certification
11 42 (1.48%) ISEB
12 35 (1.23%) CCNA
13 33 (1.16%) MCSA
14 29 (1.02%) PMP
15 24 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 22 (0.78%) A+ Certification
16 22 (0.78%) CCNP
17 21 (0.74%) HND
18 19 (0.67%) ISTQB
18 19 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 199 (7.01%) SLA
2 131 (4.62%) PMO
3 76 (2.68%) QA
4 39 (1.37%) Data Quality
5 33 (1.16%) GDPR
6 16 (0.56%) ISO 9001
7 15 (0.53%) MiFID
8 12 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 10 (0.35%) P3O
10 6 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
11 5 (0.18%) GxP
11 5 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 4 (0.14%) COBIT
12 4 (0.14%) ISO 14001
12 4 (0.14%) NIST
13 3 (0.11%) COSHH
13 3 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
13 3 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 2 (0.070%) ECSS
14 2 (0.070%) NCSC
System Software
1 884 (31.15%) Active Directory
2 112 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (2.40%) Hyper-V
4 42 (1.48%) XenApp
5 37 (1.30%) XenDesktop
6 27 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
7 26 (0.92%) vSphere
8 25 (0.88%) Virtual Desktop
8 25 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
9 16 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
10 13 (0.46%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 13 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
11 9 (0.32%) BitLocker
12 8 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 7 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
14 6 (0.21%) Terminal Services
15 4 (0.14%) Docker
15 4 (0.14%) pfSense
16 2 (0.070%) KVM
16 2 (0.070%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 306 (10.78%) SCCM
2 67 (2.36%) Microsoft Intune
3 36 (1.27%) AirWatch
4 30 (1.06%) SCOM
5 28 (0.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 20 (0.70%) OpenView
7 19 (0.67%) Single Sign-On
8 18 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
8 18 (0.63%) WSUS
9 17 (0.60%) Jamf Pro
10 13 (0.46%) OVSD
11 12 (0.42%) NetBackup
12 11 (0.39%) Ansible
12 11 (0.39%) ServiceCenter
13 10 (0.35%) Backup Exec
13 10 (0.35%) Cisco CUCM
13 10 (0.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 7 (0.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 6 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
15 6 (0.21%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 1,859 (65.50%) Microsoft
2 208 (7.33%) Citrix
3 159 (5.60%) Cisco
4 158 (5.57%) VMware
5 137 (4.83%) HP
6 135 (4.76%) Oracle
7 126 (4.44%) Apple
8 116 (4.09%) SAP
9 83 (2.92%) ServiceNow
10 80 (2.82%) Remedy
11 75 (2.64%) Adobe
12 49 (1.73%) Google
13 47 (1.66%) Dell
14 45 (1.59%) Ivanti
15 40 (1.41%) iManage
16 39 (1.37%) Lotus
17 38 (1.34%) Workday
18 35 (1.23%) McAfee
19 33 (1.16%) Bloomberg
19 33 (1.16%) Symantec