Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 54 40
Rank change year-on-year -6 -14 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 3383 3745 4547
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.60% 3.88% 4.35%
As % of the Applications category 40.40% 41.89% 42.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1945 2106 2463
England median daily rate £300 £300 £300
10th Percentile £125 £122 £120
90th Percentile £500 £500 £500
UK median daily rate £288 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -4.00% - +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 441 558 721
England median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +3.45% -
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.00 £9.50
90th Percentile £30.00 £29.35 £23.75
UK median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.67% +3.45% -

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 8374 8941 10809
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.90% 9.25% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5142 5248 6365
England median daily rate £355 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.43% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £148 £150 £153
90th Percentile £575 £525 £538
UK median daily rate £350 £340 £350
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 690 875 1031
England median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.06% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.30 £9.75
90th Percentile £35.00 £40.50 £36.50
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £16.15 £15.63
% change year-on-year -4.02% +3.36% +4.17%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 -7 1454 £300 -4.00% 155
South East -15 681 £275 -5.17% 91
North of England +15 391 £300 - 84
Midlands +7 370 £305 +0.83% 52
East of England -12 283 £300 +20.00% 38
West Midlands +15 243 £320 - 30
North West +23 198 £350 +20.69% 47
South West -27 195 £225 -10.00% 32
Yorkshire +9 153 £275 -15.38% 30
East Midlands 0 127 £294 -2.08% 22
North East +27 42 £350 +27.27% 7
Microsoft Office
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 2040 (60.30%) Microsoft
2 1401 (41.41%) Windows
3 861 (25.45%) Microsoft Excel
4 852 (25.18%) Active Directory
5 826 (24.42%) Finance
6 693 (20.48%) Windows 7
7 613 (18.12%) ITIL
8 601 (17.77%) Office 365
9 501 (14.81%) Project Management
10 455 (13.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 429 (12.68%) Analytical Skills
12 414 (12.24%) SharePoint
13 398 (11.76%) Windows 10
14 393 (11.62%) MS Visio
15 335 (9.90%) Security Cleared
16 316 (9.34%) Migration
17 314 (9.28%) Agile Software Development
18 307 (9.07%) Degree
19 297 (8.78%) SQL
20 287 (8.48%) MS Exchange
21 285 (8.42%) Microsoft Project
22 273 (8.07%) Windows Server
23 269 (7.95%) Banking
24 256 (7.57%) PMO
25 250 (7.39%) SC Cleared
26 249 (7.36%) SCCM
27 248 (7.33%) Citrix
28 245 (7.24%) VMware
29 237 (7.01%) Change Management
30 228 (6.74%) PRINCE2

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
1 414 (12.24%) SharePoint
2 287 (8.48%) MS Exchange
3 121 (3.58%) Skype for Business
4 85 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2010
5 63 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2007
6 59 (1.74%) IBM Notes
7 46 (1.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 43 (1.27%) CMS
9 39 (1.15%) IIS
10 32 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
11 29 (0.86%) SharePoint Server
12 28 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
13 24 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2003
14 22 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
15 19 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
16 15 (0.44%) Apache
16 15 (0.44%) OpenStack
17 14 (0.41%) Confluence
17 14 (0.41%) SAS
18 12 (0.35%) MQSeries
Applications
1 861 (25.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 455 (13.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 393 (11.62%) MS Visio
4 285 (8.42%) Microsoft Project
5 45 (1.33%) Spreadsheet
6 24 (0.71%) Photoshop
7 20 (0.59%) AutoCAD
8 13 (0.38%) Acrobat
9 12 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 11 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
11 8 (0.24%) InVision
12 7 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
13 4 (0.12%) Maya
13 4 (0.12%) RoboHelp
13 4 (0.12%) Snagit
13 4 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
14 3 (0.089%) Adobe Captivate
14 3 (0.089%) InDesign
14 3 (0.089%) Stata
15 2 (0.059%) Revit
Business Applications
1 27 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
3 19 (0.56%) Eikon
4 14 (0.41%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 13 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
6 10 (0.30%) Maximo
7 9 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 9 (0.27%) Cognos TM1
7 9 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
8 8 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
9 6 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
9 6 (0.18%) Kondor
9 6 (0.18%) Markit EDM
9 6 (0.18%) NetSuite
9 6 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
9 6 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
10 5 (0.15%) Eloqua
10 5 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
10 5 (0.15%) SAP FI
10 5 (0.15%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 601 (17.77%) Office 365
2 121 (3.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
4 26 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
5 24 (0.71%) G Suite
6 20 (0.59%) OneDrive
6 20 (0.59%) SaaS
7 19 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 19 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
8 15 (0.44%) Yammer
9 14 (0.41%) Mimecast
10 10 (0.30%) IaaS
11 9 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
12 7 (0.21%) Trello
13 6 (0.18%) Slack
14 5 (0.15%) GitHub
14 5 (0.15%) PaaS
15 4 (0.12%) Google Drive
15 4 (0.12%) Lucidchart
16 3 (0.089%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 196 (5.79%) LAN
2 182 (5.38%) TCP/IP
3 153 (4.52%) DNS
3 153 (4.52%) WAN
4 148 (4.37%) VPN
5 140 (4.14%) Internet
6 123 (3.64%) DHCP
7 118 (3.49%) Skype
8 83 (2.45%) Wireless
9 73 (2.16%) VoIP
10 65 (1.92%) Firewall
11 53 (1.57%) SAN
11 53 (1.57%) Wi-Fi
12 49 (1.45%) Intranet
13 43 (1.27%) Remote Desktop
14 42 (1.24%) Ethernet
15 33 (0.98%) Cisco IOS
16 26 (0.77%) NAS
17 18 (0.53%) 3G
17 18 (0.53%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (4.26%) SQL Server
2 33 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
3 32 (0.95%) Relational Database
3 32 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 30 (0.89%) MS Access
5 28 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 25 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
7 23 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
8 22 (0.65%) Power BI
8 22 (0.65%) QlikView
9 19 (0.56%) GIS
10 15 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
11 14 (0.41%) Big Data
11 14 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
11 14 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 11 (0.33%) EDRMS
12 11 (0.33%) MySQL
12 11 (0.33%) Oracle Database
12 11 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
13 10 (0.30%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 83 (2.45%) JIRA
2 34 (1.01%) MSI
3 22 (0.65%) Visual Studio
4 20 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (0.44%) Axure RP
6 11 (0.33%) MorphX
7 9 (0.27%) Subversion
8 7 (0.21%) Git (software)
8 7 (0.21%) Rational DOORS
8 7 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 6 (0.18%) Cucumber
9 6 (0.18%) Jenkins
9 6 (0.18%) Selenium
10 5 (0.15%) Dreamweaver
10 5 (0.15%) Eclipse
10 5 (0.15%) StarTeam
11 4 (0.12%) JMeter
11 4 (0.12%) NetBeans
11 4 (0.12%) Toad
12 3 (0.089%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 826 (24.42%) Finance
2 269 (7.95%) Banking
3 169 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 143 (4.23%) Legal
5 110 (3.25%) Law
6 99 (2.93%) Retail
7 91 (2.69%) Marketing
8 90 (2.66%) Manufacturing
9 66 (1.95%) Investment Banking
10 54 (1.60%) Advertising
11 39 (1.15%) Back Office
12 37 (1.09%) Electronics
13 33 (0.98%) French Language
14 32 (0.95%) Front Office
15 28 (0.83%) Mandarin Language
16 27 (0.80%) Billing
17 26 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
18 25 (0.74%) Financial Institution
18 25 (0.74%) Publishing
19 24 (0.71%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1038 (30.68%) Analyst
2 314 (9.28%) Desktop Support
3 299 (8.84%) Support Engineer
4 279 (8.25%) Service Analyst
5 252 (7.45%) Service Desk Analyst
6 243 (7.18%) Business Analyst
7 238 (7.04%) 2nd Line Support
8 230 (6.80%) Project Manager
8 230 (6.80%) Support Analyst
9 167 (4.94%) IT Support
10 148 (4.37%) Administrator
11 143 (4.23%) Desktop Engineer
12 132 (3.90%) 1st Line Support
13 130 (3.84%) Developer
14 125 (3.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 116 (3.43%) IT Analyst
16 110 (3.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 109 (3.22%) Service Desk Support
18 104 (3.07%) Desktop Support Engineer
19 100 (2.96%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (2.66%) .NET
2 61 (1.80%) HTML
3 41 (1.21%) CSS
4 32 (0.95%) XML
5 21 (0.62%) ASP.NET
5 21 (0.62%) Web Services
6 20 (0.59%) .NET Framework
6 20 (0.59%) WSH
7 18 (0.53%) HTML5
8 11 (0.33%) J2EE
8 11 (0.33%) jQuery
9 10 (0.30%) CSS3
9 10 (0.30%) Oracle Fusion
10 8 (0.24%) COM
10 8 (0.24%) REST
11 7 (0.21%) SailPoint
11 7 (0.21%) SOAP
12 5 (0.15%) AngularJS
12 5 (0.15%) Entity Framework
12 5 (0.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 429 (12.68%) Analytical Skills
2 170 (5.03%) Blackberry
3 160 (4.73%) Management Information System
4 69 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
5 59 (1.74%) Smartphone
6 58 (1.71%) Data Centre
7 56 (1.66%) Driving Licence
8 52 (1.54%) iPhone
9 51 (1.51%) User Experience
10 50 (1.48%) NHS
11 47 (1.39%) iPad
12 37 (1.09%) Data Protection Act
13 34 (1.01%) Client/Server
13 34 (1.01%) e-Learning
14 31 (0.92%) Computer Science
15 28 (0.83%) BYOD
15 28 (0.83%) CMDB
15 28 (0.83%) Mobile App
15 28 (0.83%) PMI
16 23 (0.68%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1401 (41.41%) Windows
2 693 (20.48%) Windows 7
3 398 (11.76%) Windows 10
4 273 (8.07%) Windows Server
5 147 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 127 (3.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 121 (3.58%) Windows 8
8 97 (2.87%) Apple iOS
8 97 (2.87%) Windows XP
9 83 (2.45%) Android
10 74 (2.19%) Linux
11 67 (1.98%) Unix
12 53 (1.57%) Mac OS X
13 48 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
14 44 (1.30%) Mac OS
15 32 (0.95%) Windows Vista
16 26 (0.77%) Solaris
17 18 (0.53%) AIX
17 18 (0.53%) HPUX
18 14 (0.41%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 613 (18.12%) ITIL
2 501 (14.81%) Project Management
3 316 (9.34%) Migration
4 314 (9.28%) Agile Software Development
5 237 (7.01%) Change Management
6 228 (6.74%) PRINCE2
7 214 (6.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 171 (5.05%) Service Management
9 164 (4.85%) Business Analysis
10 152 (4.49%) Business Intelligence
11 132 (3.90%) Data Analysis
12 131 (3.87%) Time Management
13 128 (3.78%) Programme Management
13 128 (3.78%) Service Delivery
14 123 (3.64%) Workflow
15 115 (3.40%) User Acceptance Testing
16 112 (3.31%) Incident Management
17 102 (3.02%) ITSM
18 100 (2.96%) Information Security
19 97 (2.87%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 297 (8.78%) SQL
2 81 (2.39%) PowerShell
3 62 (1.83%) VBA
4 52 (1.54%) C#
5 51 (1.51%) Java
5 51 (1.51%) JavaScript
6 41 (1.21%) C
7 36 (1.06%) T-SQL
8 33 (0.98%) VBScript
9 24 (0.71%) Python
10 22 (0.65%) Perl
11 19 (0.56%) R
12 18 (0.53%) VB
13 14 (0.41%) Shell Script
14 12 (0.35%) VB.NET
15 11 (0.33%) Bash Shell
15 11 (0.33%) PL/SQL
15 11 (0.33%) X++
16 6 (0.18%) C-shell
16 6 (0.18%) Korn
Qualifications
1 335 (9.90%) Security Cleared
2 307 (9.07%) Degree
3 250 (7.39%) SC Cleared
4 197 (5.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 108 (3.19%) MCSE
6 83 (2.45%) MCP
7 69 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
8 67 (1.98%) MCSA
9 66 (1.95%) PMI Certification
10 55 (1.63%) A+ Certification
11 53 (1.57%) PMP
12 50 (1.48%) MCDST
13 46 (1.36%) DV Cleared
14 42 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
15 39 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 36 (1.06%) ISEB
17 31 (0.92%) CCNA
18 27 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 26 (0.77%) Network+ Certification
19 26 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 256 (7.57%) PMO
2 212 (6.27%) SLA
3 99 (2.93%) QA
4 45 (1.33%) GDPR
5 44 (1.30%) Data Quality
5 44 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 22 (0.65%) ISO 9001
7 20 (0.59%) GxP
8 19 (0.56%) MiFID
9 17 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
10 15 (0.44%) PCI DSS
11 11 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 11 (0.33%) P3O
11 11 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 8 (0.24%) Government Security Classifications
13 7 (0.21%) Def Stans
13 7 (0.21%) GMP
14 6 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
15 5 (0.15%) EMIR
15 5 (0.15%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 852 (25.18%) Active Directory
2 150 (4.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (1.86%) Hyper-V
4 53 (1.57%) Microsoft App-V
4 53 (1.57%) XenApp
5 34 (1.01%) vSphere
6 23 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
7 20 (0.59%) Virtual Desktop
8 15 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (0.35%) KVM
9 12 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
9 12 (0.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 11 (0.33%) Terminal Services
10 11 (0.33%) XenServer
11 10 (0.30%) Samba
12 9 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
12 9 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
13 6 (0.18%) BitLocker
13 6 (0.18%) Terminal Server
13 6 (0.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 249 (7.36%) SCCM
2 66 (1.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 30 (0.89%) SCOM
4 23 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
5 22 (0.65%) WMI
6 21 (0.62%) AirWatch
7 19 (0.56%) WSUS
8 17 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
9 15 (0.44%) Ansible
10 14 (0.41%) DameWare
10 14 (0.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 13 (0.38%) NetBackup
11 13 (0.38%) OpenView
12 11 (0.33%) Jamf Pro
13 10 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
14 9 (0.27%) Backup Exec
15 8 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
16 7 (0.21%) DatAdvantage
16 7 (0.21%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 7 (0.21%) OVSD
Vendors
1 2040 (60.30%) Microsoft
2 248 (7.33%) Citrix
3 245 (7.24%) VMware
4 223 (6.59%) Cisco
5 191 (5.65%) HP
6 137 (4.05%) Oracle
7 129 (3.81%) Apple
8 101 (2.99%) SAP
9 76 (2.25%) Dell
10 75 (2.22%) ServiceNow
11 60 (1.77%) Adobe
11 60 (1.77%) Bloomberg
12 59 (1.74%) Lotus
13 51 (1.51%) Google
13 51 (1.51%) Reuters
14 45 (1.33%) Remedy
15 43 (1.27%) LANDesk
16 42 (1.24%) IBM
17 33 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
18 30 (0.89%) Symantec