Period
to 13 April 2021

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 13 April 2021 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 85 57 65
Rank change year-on-year -28 +8 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 1,124 2,082 3,144
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.70% 3.87% 3.56%
As % of the Applications category 38.44% 44.37% 42.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 710 1,133 1,822
10th Percentile £123 £120 £123
25th Percentile £180 £163 £159
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £360 £263 £298
Median % change year-on-year +37.14% -12.05% -0.51%
75th Percentile £480 £430 £438
90th Percentile £575 £500 £530
UK median daily rate £355 £255 £298
% change year-on-year +39.22% -14.57% +3.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 381 371
10th Percentile £10.49 £11.25 £10.58
25th Percentile £12.52 £13.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
Median % change year-on-year +6.06% +10.00% +3.45%
75th Percentile £22.75 £20.00 £18.00
90th Percentile £34.38 £27.50 £25.00
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% +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 2,924 4,692 7,413
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 7.01% 8.71% 8.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,759 2,806 4,454
10th Percentile £151 £145 £146
25th Percentile £250 £210 £226
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £360 £375
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.00% +1.35%
75th Percentile £500 £481 £487
90th Percentile £575 £563 £575
UK median daily rate £400 £360 £375
% change year-on-year +11.14% -4.02% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 304 518 595
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.26 £10.67
25th Percentile £13.50 £13.38 £12.57
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% +9.38% -
75th Percentile £31.71 £22.39 £24.11
90th Percentile £46.95 £42.58 £42.58
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £17.55 £16.00
% change year-on-year +8.26% +9.69% -

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 13 April 2021.

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 13 April 2021.

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 13 April 2021. 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 -51 380 £425 +51.79% 113
South East -1 250 £398 +59.31% 110
Midlands +2 150 £229 -8.40% 115
North of England -26 147 £200 +2.56% 104
West Midlands +3 99 £306 -5.85% 72
North West -9 96 £200 +5.26% 60
South West -5 92 £325 +4.00% 54
East of England -19 77 £225 - 54
East Midlands +16 51 £133 -37.65% 42
Yorkshire -39 37 £160 -41.82% 35
North East +8 14 £325 +75.68% 9
Microsoft Office
UK

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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.

1 710 (63.17%) Microsoft
2 411 (36.57%) Windows
3 312 (27.76%) Microsoft Excel
4 297 (26.42%) Microsoft 365
5 269 (23.93%) Active Directory
6 211 (18.77%) Finance
7 203 (18.06%) Windows 10
8 198 (17.62%) Agile Software Development
9 185 (16.46%) Problem-Solving
10 178 (15.84%) Security Cleared
11 165 (14.68%) SharePoint
12 161 (14.32%) Project Management
13 154 (13.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 146 (12.99%) Public Sector
15 139 (12.37%) Azure
16 131 (11.65%) ITIL
17 130 (11.57%) JIRA
18 128 (11.39%) Migration
19 126 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
20 116 (10.32%) VMware
21 114 (10.14%) SC Cleared
22 111 (9.88%) MS Visio
23 107 (9.52%) Degree
24 106 (9.43%) SQL
25 99 (8.81%) Windows Server
26 96 (8.54%) Microsoft Project
27 90 (8.01%) SCCM
28 88 (7.83%) VMware Infrastructure
29 87 (7.74%) Windows 7
30 86 (7.65%) Change 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
1 165 (14.68%) SharePoint
2 77 (6.85%) Confluence
3 49 (4.36%) MS Exchange
4 32 (2.85%) Skype for Business
5 14 (1.25%) SAS
6 11 (0.98%) ArcGIS
7 10 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
8 9 (0.80%) CMS
9 8 (0.71%) Apache
9 8 (0.71%) Tomcat
9 8 (0.71%) WebSphere
9 8 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
10 7 (0.62%) Apache ServiceMix
10 7 (0.62%) IBM Domino
10 7 (0.62%) IBM Notes
11 6 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (0.27%) IIS
13 3 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 312 (27.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 154 (13.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 111 (9.88%) MS Visio
4 96 (8.54%) Microsoft Project
5 14 (1.25%) Photoshop
6 12 (1.07%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 12 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.71%) AutoCAD
8 5 (0.44%) Acrobat
8 5 (0.44%) Adobe Captivate
8 5 (0.44%) Revit
9 4 (0.36%) Adobe After Effects
9 4 (0.36%) Adobe Premiere
9 4 (0.36%) CINEMA 4D
10 3 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.18%) Autodesk Flame
11 2 (0.18%) Camtasia
11 2 (0.18%) GNU Octave
11 2 (0.18%) Maya
11 2 (0.18%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 10 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.62%) Magento
2 7 (0.62%) Shopify
3 5 (0.44%) Cerner Millennium
3 5 (0.44%) SAP S/4HANA
4 4 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.36%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.18%) assyst
5 2 (0.18%) Maximo
5 2 (0.18%) SAP SCM
5 2 (0.18%) Workday HCM
6 1 (0.089%) Demantra
6 1 (0.089%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.089%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.089%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.089%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.089%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.089%) SAP IBP
6 1 (0.089%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 297 (26.42%) Microsoft 365
2 139 (12.37%) Azure
3 54 (4.80%) Power Platform
4 38 (3.38%) AWS
5 37 (3.29%) OneDrive
6 28 (2.49%) Azure Active Directory
7 22 (1.96%) IaaS
8 17 (1.51%) Google Analytics
9 16 (1.42%) Dynamics 365
9 16 (1.42%) PowerApps
10 15 (1.33%) Yammer
11 14 (1.25%) SaaS
12 13 (1.16%) GCP
12 13 (1.16%) Power Automate
13 12 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
14 9 (0.80%) PaaS
15 7 (0.62%) AWS Lambda
15 7 (0.62%) Serverless
16 6 (0.53%) Adobe Analytics
16 6 (0.53%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 77 (6.85%) VPN
2 69 (6.14%) Firewall
3 58 (5.16%) LAN
4 57 (5.07%) TCP/IP
5 56 (4.98%) DNS
6 55 (4.89%) WAN
7 42 (3.74%) DHCP
8 35 (3.11%) Skype
9 34 (3.02%) Internet
10 23 (2.05%) Wireless
11 20 (1.78%) SSL
12 19 (1.69%) SMTP
12 19 (1.69%) VLAN
13 17 (1.51%) FTP
13 17 (1.51%) IPsec
13 17 (1.51%) SNMP
14 16 (1.42%) Intranet
14 16 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
15 15 (1.33%) POP3
15 15 (1.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (5.52%) SQL Server
2 40 (3.56%) Power BI
3 19 (1.69%) MySQL
3 19 (1.69%) Tableau
4 17 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (0.89%) Big Data
6 10 (0.89%) GIS
6 10 (0.89%) Relational Database
6 10 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (0.80%) DB2
7 9 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (0.62%) Data Lake
9 7 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (0.62%) Qlik Sense
10 5 (0.44%) Data Mining
10 5 (0.44%) QlikView
11 4 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 130 (11.57%) JIRA
2 14 (1.25%) Visual Studio
3 9 (0.80%) Git (software)
3 9 (0.80%) Jenkins
4 6 (0.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 4 (0.36%) JIRA Agile
6 3 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.18%) HP UFT
7 2 (0.18%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.18%) PowerBuilder
7 2 (0.18%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (0.18%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.089%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.089%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.089%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.089%) ERwin
8 1 (0.089%) IBM UrbanCode
8 1 (0.089%) JMeter
8 1 (0.089%) Maven
General
1 211 (18.77%) Finance
2 146 (12.99%) Public Sector
3 69 (6.14%) Telecoms
4 57 (5.07%) Banking
5 43 (3.83%) Marketing
6 34 (3.02%) Manufacturing
7 31 (2.76%) Legal
8 28 (2.49%) Retail
9 23 (2.05%) Electronics
10 15 (1.33%) Law
11 13 (1.16%) Local Government
12 11 (0.98%) Investment Banking
12 11 (0.98%) Mandarin Language
13 7 (0.62%) Publishing
14 6 (0.53%) Advertising
14 6 (0.53%) Front Office
15 5 (0.44%) Back Office
15 5 (0.44%) Games
15 5 (0.44%) German Language
16 4 (0.36%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 291 (25.89%) Analyst
2 85 (7.56%) Service Analyst
3 83 (7.38%) Project Manager
4 73 (6.49%) Service Desk Analyst
5 68 (6.05%) Support Engineer
6 63 (5.60%) Business Analyst
7 47 (4.18%) Consultant
8 43 (3.83%) Desktop Support
8 43 (3.83%) IT Support
9 41 (3.65%) Administrator
9 41 (3.65%) Developer
10 35 (3.11%) Data Analyst
11 34 (3.02%) 2nd Line Support
11 34 (3.02%) Support Analyst
12 33 (2.94%) Architect
12 33 (2.94%) Desktop Engineer
13 29 (2.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 27 (2.40%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 27 (2.40%) IT Analyst
15 25 (2.22%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (2.05%) HTML
2 15 (1.33%) 802.1X
3 14 (1.25%) .NET
4 12 (1.07%) JSON
5 11 (0.98%) CSS
6 10 (0.89%) Middleware
7 9 (0.80%) Web Services
7 9 (0.80%) XML
8 7 (0.62%) Node.js
8 7 (0.62%) WebSphere MQ
9 6 (0.53%) Express
9 6 (0.53%) React
10 3 (0.27%) CGI
10 3 (0.27%) EDI
10 3 (0.27%) Flash
10 3 (0.27%) Gherkin
10 3 (0.27%) Spine.js
11 2 (0.18%) ASP.NET
11 2 (0.18%) OAuth
11 2 (0.18%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 126 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (6.32%) Management Information System
3 55 (4.89%) Self-Motivation
4 48 (4.27%) NHS
5 31 (2.76%) User Experience
6 27 (2.40%) Blackberry
7 19 (1.69%) Data Centre
8 18 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
9 14 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
9 14 (1.25%) Video\Live Streaming
10 13 (1.16%) Clustering
10 13 (1.16%) Data Structures
10 13 (1.16%) iPad
10 13 (1.16%) Social Media
11 10 (0.89%) AS400
11 10 (0.89%) Driving Licence
12 9 (0.80%) e-Learning
12 9 (0.80%) Replication
13 8 (0.71%) Smartphone
13 8 (0.71%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 411 (36.57%) Windows
2 203 (18.06%) Windows 10
3 99 (8.81%) Windows Server
4 87 (7.74%) Windows 7
5 38 (3.38%) Linux
6 36 (3.20%) Apple iOS
7 34 (3.02%) Android
8 32 (2.85%) Windows Server 2012
9 28 (2.49%) Windows Server 2019
10 24 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
11 23 (2.05%) Windows Server 2016
12 17 (1.51%) Windows 8
13 9 (0.80%) Mac OS
13 9 (0.80%) Unix
14 7 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (0.44%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.27%) CentOS
16 3 (0.27%) Debian
17 2 (0.18%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.18%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (17.62%) Agile Software Development
2 185 (16.46%) Problem-Solving
3 161 (14.32%) Project Management
4 131 (11.65%) ITIL
5 128 (11.39%) Migration
6 86 (7.65%) Change Management
7 83 (7.38%) Project Delivery
8 77 (6.85%) DevOps
9 75 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
10 72 (6.41%) PRINCE2
10 72 (6.41%) Service Delivery
11 71 (6.32%) Business Intelligence
12 69 (6.14%) Data Analysis
13 58 (5.16%) Business Case
14 52 (4.63%) Waterfall
15 49 (4.36%) Decision-Making
15 49 (4.36%) Service Management
16 48 (4.27%) Computer Science
17 47 (4.18%) Incident Management
18 46 (4.09%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 106 (9.43%) SQL
2 72 (6.41%) PowerShell
3 36 (3.20%) Java
4 34 (3.02%) JavaScript
5 32 (2.85%) Python
6 25 (2.22%) C
7 22 (1.96%) VB
8 21 (1.87%) C#
9 19 (1.69%) VBA
10 16 (1.42%) C++
11 15 (1.33%) T-SQL
12 10 (0.89%) PL/SQL
13 9 (0.80%) Shell Script
14 8 (0.71%) Bash Shell
15 7 (0.62%) Go
15 7 (0.62%) PHP
16 6 (0.53%) Ruby
16 6 (0.53%) TypeScript
17 5 (0.44%) R
18 4 (0.36%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 178 (15.84%) Security Cleared
2 114 (10.14%) SC Cleared
3 107 (9.52%) Degree
4 58 (5.16%) DV Cleared
5 53 (4.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 45 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
7 28 (2.49%) CCNP
8 23 (2.05%) PMP
9 21 (1.87%) CCNA
10 19 (1.69%) DBS Check
10 19 (1.69%) PMI Certification
11 16 (1.42%) MCSE
12 15 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
12 15 (1.33%) ISTQB
12 15 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 14 (1.25%) MCP
14 11 (0.98%) ISEB
15 9 (0.80%) Chartered Engineer
15 9 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 9 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (7.12%) SLA
2 51 (4.54%) PMO
2 51 (4.54%) QA
3 13 (1.16%) Data Quality
4 12 (1.07%) GDPR
5 8 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 6 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
7 5 (0.44%) MiFID
8 4 (0.36%) Dodd-Frank
8 4 (0.36%) EMIR
8 4 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 17025
9 3 (0.27%) NCSC
9 3 (0.27%) NIST
9 3 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.18%) GRC
10 2 (0.18%) IFRS
10 2 (0.18%) IFRS 9
10 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.18%) ITGC
System Software
1 269 (23.93%) Active Directory
2 88 (7.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (2.05%) Hyper-V
4 21 (1.87%) VMware NSX
5 10 (0.89%) Virtual Desktop
6 9 (0.80%) Docker
6 9 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (0.71%) PowerHA
8 7 (0.62%) Postfix
8 7 (0.62%) qmail
8 7 (0.62%) vSphere
8 7 (0.62%) XenApp
9 6 (0.53%) Terminal Server
10 4 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.36%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.27%) NFS
11 3 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.27%) VMFS
12 2 (0.18%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 90 (8.01%) SCCM
2 26 (2.31%) Microsoft Intune
3 25 (2.22%) Ansible
4 18 (1.60%) NetBackup
5 11 (0.98%) AirWatch
5 11 (0.98%) Terraform
6 10 (0.89%) Kubernetes
6 10 (0.89%) vRealize
7 9 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
8 8 (0.71%) vCenter Server
9 7 (0.62%) Jamf Pro
9 7 (0.62%) SCOM
10 6 (0.53%) HP NNM
11 5 (0.44%) Nessus
11 5 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 4 (0.36%) EnCase
12 4 (0.36%) HP ALM
12 4 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
13 3 (0.27%) Microsoft Clustering
13 3 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 710 (63.17%) Microsoft
2 116 (10.32%) VMware
3 70 (6.23%) Cisco
4 69 (6.14%) Oracle
5 50 (4.45%) Google
6 48 (4.27%) SAP
7 47 (4.18%) Adobe
8 46 (4.09%) Citrix
9 39 (3.47%) ServiceNow
10 37 (3.29%) Apple
11 25 (2.22%) IBM
12 21 (1.87%) HP
12 21 (1.87%) Salesforce.com
13 18 (1.60%) Atlassian
14 17 (1.51%) Dell
15 16 (1.42%) Remedy
16 13 (1.16%) Avaya
17 11 (0.98%) ESRI
17 11 (0.98%) Ivanti
18 10 (0.89%) Lumension