Period
to 27 September 2020

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 27 September 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
UK > England
6 months to
27 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 82 64 68
Rank change year-on-year -18 +4 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 755 2,850 3,333
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.97% 3.55% 3.55%
As % of the Applications category 37.67% 42.26% 41.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 515 1,694 1,917
Median daily rate £300 £300 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.04% -2.00%
10th Percentile £115 £123 £120
90th Percentile £525 £530 £525
UK median daily rate £300 £300 £288
% change year-on-year - +4.17% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 353 501
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +3.29% +6.83%
10th Percentile £12.11 £11.17 £10.50
90th Percentile £36.00 £33.75 £25.50
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £16.00 £15.48
% change year-on-year +15.63% +3.36% +6.76%

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 2,004 6,744 7,983
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 7.90% 8.41% 8.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,185 3,972 4,788
Median daily rate £380 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £132 £150 £146
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 596 712
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +6.06% -
10th Percentile £12.37 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.65 £50.00 £42.23
Median hourly rate £20.13 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +15.00% +6.06% +2.80%

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in England

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Office in England.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in England

Microsoft Office
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Office in England over the 6 months to 27 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in England

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Office in England.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in England

Microsoft Office
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microsoft Office in England over the 6 months to 27 September 2020.

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 27 September 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 -49 248 £325 +11.11% 61
South East +3 144 £200 -38.46% 75
North of England +15 143 £256 -10.09% 62
North West +26 92 £189 -16.00% 29
South West +8 87 £433 +31.11% 39
Midlands +10 76 £219 -6.91% 51
West Midlands -6 48 £300 +0.42% 31
East of England -7 43 £330 +32.00% 26
Yorkshire -1 39 £326 +0.38% 26
East Midlands +25 28 £163 +12.07% 19
North East +14 12 £425 +32.40% 7
Microsoft Office
UK

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 England region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 501 (66.36%) Microsoft
2 293 (38.81%) Windows
3 184 (24.37%) Active Directory
4 175 (23.18%) Security Cleared
5 171 (22.65%) Microsoft Excel
6 147 (19.47%) Windows 10
7 141 (18.68%) Finance
8 138 (18.28%) Office 365
9 136 (18.01%) SC Cleared
10 127 (16.82%) Analytical Skills
11 121 (16.03%) Agile Software Development
12 120 (15.89%) ITIL
13 114 (15.10%) Public Sector
14 109 (14.44%) Problem-Solving
14 109 (14.44%) Project Management
15 108 (14.30%) Windows 7
16 92 (12.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
17 85 (11.26%) SharePoint
17 85 (11.26%) Migration
18 84 (11.13%) SCCM
19 79 (10.46%) Degree
20 74 (9.80%) SQL
21 69 (9.14%) Oracle
22 60 (7.95%) SQL Server
23 59 (7.81%) JIRA
24 56 (7.42%) MS Visio
24 56 (7.42%) Windows Server
25 54 (7.15%) DV Cleared
26 53 (7.02%) Azure
26 53 (7.02%) Service Management

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 85 (11.26%) SharePoint
2 33 (4.37%) MS Exchange
3 30 (3.97%) Confluence
4 22 (2.91%) ArcGIS
5 12 (1.59%) Skype for Business
6 9 (1.19%) CMS
6 9 (1.19%) WebLogic
7 6 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (0.79%) IIS
7 6 (0.79%) SAS
8 5 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
8 5 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 171 (22.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 92 (12.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 56 (7.42%) MS Visio
4 52 (6.89%) Microsoft Project
5 19 (2.52%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.53%) Acrobat
8 4 (0.53%) RoboHelp
9 2 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.26%) InDesign
9 2 (0.26%) InVision
9 2 (0.26%) SPSS
10 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.13%) Blender
10 1 (0.13%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.13%) Revit
10 1 (0.13%) Stata
Business Applications
1 7 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.66%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 4 (0.53%) Hyperion Planning
3 4 (0.53%) Oracle General Ledger
3 4 (0.53%) Visualfiles
4 3 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (0.40%) Primavera
4 3 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.26%) assyst
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle iSupplier
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 2 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.13%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 1 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 138 (18.28%) Office 365
2 53 (7.02%) Azure
3 21 (2.78%) Power Platform
4 18 (2.38%) Google Analytics
5 14 (1.85%) PaaS
6 12 (1.59%) Google Tag Manager
6 12 (1.59%) IaaS
6 12 (1.59%) OneDrive
7 11 (1.46%) G Suite
8 10 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
9 9 (1.19%) Yammer
10 8 (1.06%) SaaS
11 7 (0.93%) PowerApps
12 6 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
13 5 (0.66%) Serverless
14 3 (0.40%) AWS
14 3 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
14 3 (0.40%) Google Drive
15 2 (0.26%) NuGet
15 2 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.71%) LAN
2 27 (3.58%) VPN
3 25 (3.31%) WAN
4 23 (3.05%) TCP/IP
5 21 (2.78%) Skype
6 20 (2.65%) DNS
6 20 (2.65%) Firewall
7 19 (2.52%) VoIP
7 19 (2.52%) Wireless
8 11 (1.46%) DHCP
8 11 (1.46%) Wi-Fi
9 9 (1.19%) Ethernet
9 9 (1.19%) Internet
9 9 (1.19%) Intranet
10 6 (0.79%) Broadband
10 6 (0.79%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (0.66%) NetScaler
11 5 (0.66%) Network Security
11 5 (0.66%) Structured Cabling
11 5 (0.66%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (7.95%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.65%) Power BI
3 19 (2.52%) GIS
4 14 (1.85%) Oracle Database
5 13 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (1.32%) Relational Database
7 10 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (1.06%) DB2
9 8 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (0.53%) Essbase
12 4 (0.53%) Geospatial Data
12 4 (0.53%) MySQL
12 4 (0.53%) Oracle Smart View
13 3 (0.40%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
Development Applications
1 59 (7.81%) JIRA
2 13 (1.72%) Git (software)
3 12 (1.59%) Visual Studio
4 11 (1.46%) Eclipse
5 8 (1.06%) Jenkins
5 8 (1.06%) Selenium
5 8 (1.06%) Toad
6 7 (0.93%) Bitbucket
7 6 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (0.66%) ClearCase
8 5 (0.66%) JMeter
8 5 (0.66%) NUnit
8 5 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.53%) Axure RP
9 4 (0.53%) Jasmine
9 4 (0.53%) MSTest
9 4 (0.53%) Rational Rose
9 4 (0.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (0.53%) Visual Studio Code
9 4 (0.53%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 141 (18.68%) Finance
2 114 (15.10%) Public Sector
3 43 (5.70%) Telecoms
4 27 (3.58%) Banking
5 25 (3.31%) Local Government
6 21 (2.78%) Marketing
7 20 (2.65%) Manufacturing
8 18 (2.38%) Legal
9 16 (2.12%) Electronics
9 16 (2.12%) Law
10 13 (1.72%) French Language
11 12 (1.59%) German Language
11 12 (1.59%) Retail
12 11 (1.46%) Police
13 9 (1.19%) Mandarin Language
14 7 (0.93%) General Ledger
14 7 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (0.93%) Spanish Language
15 5 (0.66%) Billing
15 5 (0.66%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 151 (20.00%) Analyst
2 71 (9.40%) Support Engineer
3 46 (6.09%) Desktop Support
4 42 (5.56%) Service Analyst
5 41 (5.43%) Developer
6 39 (5.17%) Administrator
7 38 (5.03%) Desktop Engineer
8 35 (4.64%) Service Desk Analyst
9 33 (4.37%) 2nd Line Support
10 28 (3.71%) IT Support
11 27 (3.58%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 26 (3.44%) Project Manager
13 25 (3.31%) Windows Engineer
14 24 (3.18%) Data Analyst
15 22 (2.91%) Architect
15 22 (2.91%) Junior
15 22 (2.91%) Support Analyst
16 21 (2.78%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 21 (2.78%) Consultant
17 20 (2.65%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (3.84%) HTML
2 21 (2.78%) Web Services
3 20 (2.65%) .NET
4 18 (2.38%) CSS
5 15 (1.99%) XML
6 13 (1.72%) JSON
7 12 (1.59%) ASP.NET
8 9 (1.19%) J2EE
8 9 (1.19%) Java EE
8 9 (1.19%) Struts
9 8 (1.06%) Velocity
10 7 (0.93%) React
10 7 (0.93%) SOAP
11 6 (0.79%) AngularJS
12 5 (0.66%) .NET Framework
12 5 (0.66%) LDAP
13 4 (0.53%) ASP.NET Web API
13 4 (0.53%) JAX-RS
13 4 (0.53%) OAuth
13 4 (0.53%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 127 (16.82%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (5.17%) Management Information System
3 38 (5.03%) NHS
4 30 (3.97%) Self-Motivation
5 20 (2.65%) User Experience
6 18 (2.38%) Data Centre
7 16 (2.12%) Smartphone
8 14 (1.85%) Blackberry
8 14 (1.85%) Social Media
9 9 (1.19%) Fibre Optics
10 8 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
11 7 (0.93%) CMDB
11 7 (0.93%) Fat Client
11 7 (0.93%) Thin Client
12 6 (0.79%) Public Cloud
12 6 (0.79%) Taxonomies
13 5 (0.66%) Mobile App
14 4 (0.53%) Blog
14 4 (0.53%) Data Protection Act
14 4 (0.53%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 293 (38.81%) Windows
2 147 (19.47%) Windows 10
3 108 (14.30%) Windows 7
4 56 (7.42%) Windows Server
5 35 (4.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (3.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 28 (3.71%) Linux
8 26 (3.44%) Windows Server 2016
9 24 (3.18%) Windows Server 2019
10 20 (2.65%) Unix
11 15 (1.99%) Android
12 13 (1.72%) Windows 8
13 12 (1.59%) Apple iOS
14 10 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 8 (1.06%) Windows XP
16 6 (0.79%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.40%) Windows 2000
18 2 (0.26%) AIX
18 2 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
18 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (16.03%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (15.89%) ITIL
3 109 (14.44%) Problem-Solving
3 109 (14.44%) Project Management
4 85 (11.26%) Migration
5 53 (7.02%) Service Management
6 52 (6.89%) DevOps
7 51 (6.75%) Stakeholder Management
8 49 (6.49%) Decision-Making
9 48 (6.36%) Change Management
10 44 (5.83%) PRINCE2
11 42 (5.56%) Service Delivery
12 41 (5.43%) Risk Management
13 39 (5.17%) Business Intelligence
14 35 (4.64%) Project Delivery
15 32 (4.24%) Analytics
15 32 (4.24%) Continuous Improvement
15 32 (4.24%) Data Modelling
16 31 (4.11%) Data Migration
17 30 (3.97%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 74 (9.80%) SQL
2 49 (6.49%) PowerShell
3 35 (4.64%) JavaScript
4 32 (4.24%) C
5 31 (4.11%) VB
6 29 (3.84%) C#
7 21 (2.78%) Python
8 18 (2.38%) Java
9 9 (1.19%) C++
10 8 (1.06%) Ruby
10 8 (1.06%) VBA
10 8 (1.06%) VBScript
11 7 (0.93%) T-SQL
12 5 (0.66%) PL/SQL
12 5 (0.66%) TypeScript
12 5 (0.66%) VB.NET
13 4 (0.53%) Ada
13 4 (0.53%) R
14 3 (0.40%) PHP
15 2 (0.26%) Perl
Qualifications
1 175 (23.18%) Security Cleared
2 136 (18.01%) SC Cleared
3 79 (10.46%) Degree
4 54 (7.15%) DV Cleared
5 33 (4.37%) Microsoft Certification
6 24 (3.18%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (2.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 13 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
9 10 (1.32%) ISEB
10 9 (1.19%) CCNA
11 8 (1.06%) ISTQB
11 8 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (1.06%) PMI Certification
11 8 (1.06%) PMP
12 7 (0.93%) ACCA
12 7 (0.93%) MCP
12 7 (0.93%) MCSE
13 6 (0.79%) A+ Certification
13 6 (0.79%) CISSP
13 6 (0.79%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.84%) SLA
2 22 (2.91%) PMO
3 21 (2.78%) QA
4 15 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (1.32%) GDPR
5 10 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (1.19%) COBIT
6 9 (1.19%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.93%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 7 (0.93%) ISO 9001
7 7 (0.93%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.66%) NIST
9 4 (0.53%) ISO 14001
9 4 (0.53%) JSP 440
10 3 (0.40%) MiFID
11 2 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 17025
12 1 (0.13%) Cabinet Office Statement of Practice
12 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.13%) IFRS
System Software
1 184 (24.37%) Active Directory
2 33 (4.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (2.12%) VMware NSX
4 11 (1.46%) Virtual Desktop
5 9 (1.19%) XenApp
6 7 (0.93%) BitLocker
7 6 (0.79%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.40%) vSphere
10 2 (0.26%) Docker
10 2 (0.26%) RACF
10 2 (0.26%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.13%) Firmware
11 1 (0.13%) NFS
11 1 (0.13%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 84 (11.13%) SCCM
2 18 (2.38%) Ansible
3 17 (2.25%) Microsoft Intune
4 7 (0.93%) SCOM
5 6 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (0.66%) CASB
6 5 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (0.66%) WSUS
7 4 (0.53%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.40%) Puppet
8 3 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (0.40%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.26%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (0.26%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.26%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.26%) WMI
Vendors
1 501 (66.36%) Microsoft
2 69 (9.14%) Oracle
3 48 (6.36%) VMware
4 47 (6.23%) Cisco
5 35 (4.64%) Google
6 31 (4.11%) SAP
7 29 (3.84%) ServiceNow
8 25 (3.31%) Adobe
9 24 (3.18%) Citrix
10 23 (3.05%) Apple
10 23 (3.05%) Splunk
11 19 (2.52%) Sophos
12 18 (2.38%) Remedy
13 17 (2.25%) ESRI
13 17 (2.25%) Lumension
14 14 (1.85%) HP
15 11 (1.46%) Tableau
16 10 (1.32%) Red Hat
17 9 (1.19%) Dell
17 9 (1.19%) Symantec