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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 50 36
Rank change year-on-year -10 -14  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 1535 1950 2368
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.55% 3.93% 4.72%
As % of the Applications category 40.55% 43.11% 43.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 839 1078 1265
Median daily rate £320 £288 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.30% -4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £120 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £487 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £286 £288
% change year-on-year +4.80% -0.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 285 364
Median hourly rate £14.75 £16.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.60% +13.79%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.80 £27.51 £22.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.72 £16.50 £13.70
% change year-on-year -16.87% +20.43%  

Microsoft Office is in the software application skills category. The next 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.

Contract Software Application Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 3785 4523 5415
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 8.75% 9.12% 10.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2207 2740 3103
Median daily rate £375 £339 £342
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.61% -0.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 288 400 508
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +9.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.11 £10.93 £10.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.78 £37.15 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +13.79%  

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Microsoft Office as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -21 640 £340 +13.52% 157
South East -8 332 £300 +5.26% 90
East of England -10 133 £350 +94.44% 33
North West +5 100 £205 -36.92% 33
Yorkshire +41 99 £298 -19.59% 40
West Midlands -19 71 £320 +16.36% 31
South West -29 68 £250 -14.89% 38
East Midlands 0 67 £300 +71.42% 11
North East +39 30 £275 -11.29% 7
Midlands +13 1 - - 42
Microsoft Office
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 1856 (60.57%) Microsoft
2 1146 (37.40%) Windows
3 811 (26.47%) Microsoft Excel
4 746 (24.35%) Active Directory
5 733 (23.92%) Finance
6 526 (17.17%) ITIL
7 513 (16.74%) Project Management
8 506 (16.51%) Windows 7
9 456 (14.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 448 (14.62%) Office 365
11 436 (14.23%) SharePoint
12 428 (13.97%) Security Cleared
13 398 (12.99%) Analytical Skills
14 359 (11.72%) MS Visio
15 323 (10.54%) Microsoft Project
16 320 (10.44%) Agile Software Development
17 317 (10.35%) SC Cleared
18 311 (10.15%) SQL
19 296 (9.66%) Degree
20 273 (8.91%) Migration
21 259 (8.45%) PRINCE2
21 259 (8.45%) Windows 10
22 246 (8.03%) Stakeholder Management
23 242 (7.90%) Windows Server
24 234 (7.64%) Citrix
25 227 (7.41%) MS Exchange
26 226 (7.38%) SLA
27 222 (7.25%) PMO
28 213 (6.95%) Banking
29 197 (6.43%) SQL Server

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
1 436 (14.23%) SharePoint
2 227 (7.41%) MS Exchange
3 112 (3.66%) Skype for Business
4 109 (3.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 74 (2.42%) IBM Notes
6 70 (2.28%) SharePoint 2013
7 69 (2.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 48 (1.57%) SharePoint Server
9 44 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2013
10 35 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2003
11 34 (1.11%) IIS
12 33 (1.08%) CMS
12 33 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
13 29 (0.95%) SAS
14 28 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2007
15 25 (0.82%) Confluence
16 21 (0.69%) Office Communications Server
17 19 (0.62%) MS Project Server
18 15 (0.49%) Apache
18 15 (0.49%) Tomcat
Applications
1 811 (26.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 456 (14.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 359 (11.72%) MS Visio
4 323 (10.54%) Microsoft Project
5 38 (1.24%) Spreadsheet
6 29 (0.95%) Photoshop
7 10 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 10 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
8 9 (0.29%) Acrobat
9 6 (0.20%) AutoCAD
10 5 (0.16%) InDesign
11 4 (0.13%) InfoPath
11 4 (0.13%) Open Workbench
12 3 (0.098%) Adobe After Effects
12 3 (0.098%) FrameMaker
12 3 (0.098%) S-PLUS
12 3 (0.098%) Stata
13 2 (0.065%) Adobe Captivate
13 2 (0.065%) Adobe Premiere
13 2 (0.065%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 29 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
2 20 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 18 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
3 18 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
4 12 (0.39%) Eloqua
5 11 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
6 10 (0.33%) Maximo
6 10 (0.33%) Primavera
7 8 (0.26%) Eikon
7 8 (0.26%) FastStats
7 8 (0.26%) thinkFolio
8 7 (0.23%) Cognos TM1
9 6 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 6 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
10 5 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
10 5 (0.16%) SAP S/4HANA
10 5 (0.16%) Teamcenter
10 5 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
10 5 (0.16%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 448 (14.62%) Office 365
2 107 (3.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (0.98%) OneDrive
4 25 (0.82%) G Suite
5 21 (0.69%) SaaS
6 20 (0.65%) IaaS
7 19 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
8 16 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
9 14 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
10 13 (0.42%) Yammer
11 10 (0.33%) IBM Blueworks
12 9 (0.29%) Adobe Analytics
12 9 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
13 8 (0.26%) PaaS
14 7 (0.23%) Trello
15 6 (0.20%) GitHub
15 6 (0.20%) Mimecast
16 5 (0.16%) Dynamics 365
17 4 (0.13%) Slack
18 3 (0.098%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 162 (5.29%) VPN
2 156 (5.09%) LAN
3 137 (4.47%) WAN
4 133 (4.34%) DNS
5 130 (4.24%) TCP/IP
6 109 (3.56%) DHCP
7 93 (3.04%) Internet
8 90 (2.94%) Firewall
9 85 (2.77%) Skype
9 85 (2.77%) Wireless
10 65 (2.12%) VoIP
11 47 (1.53%) Wi-Fi
12 46 (1.50%) Remote Desktop
13 39 (1.27%) SAN
14 30 (0.98%) Cisco IOS
15 24 (0.78%) Network Security
16 20 (0.65%) Intranet
16 20 (0.65%) iSCSI
17 15 (0.49%) 3G
17 15 (0.49%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 197 (6.43%) SQL Server
2 53 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 50 (1.63%) MS Access
4 49 (1.60%) Relational Database
5 44 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
6 43 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
7 41 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
8 33 (1.08%) GIS
9 31 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
9 31 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 30 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
11 22 (0.72%) Oracle Database
12 19 (0.62%) Power BI
13 18 (0.59%) Big Data
14 17 (0.55%) Hadoop
15 15 (0.49%) RDBMS
16 14 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 13 (0.42%) DB2
17 13 (0.42%) QlikView
17 13 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 96 (3.13%) JIRA
2 57 (1.86%) Visual Studio
3 32 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (0.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 13 (0.42%) Dreamweaver
5 13 (0.42%) NUnit
6 12 (0.39%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 9 (0.29%) Jenkins
8 7 (0.23%) ERwin
9 6 (0.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 5 (0.16%) Cucumber
10 5 (0.16%) Mercurial
10 5 (0.16%) MorphX
10 5 (0.16%) MSI
10 5 (0.16%) Talend Open Studio
10 5 (0.16%) Toad
11 4 (0.13%) FitNesse
11 4 (0.13%) Rational DOORS
11 4 (0.13%) Selenium
11 4 (0.13%) SoapUI
General
1 733 (23.92%) Finance
2 213 (6.95%) Banking
3 152 (4.96%) Telecoms
4 126 (4.11%) Legal
5 111 (3.62%) Marketing
6 87 (2.84%) Retail
7 71 (2.32%) Manufacturing
8 54 (1.76%) Law
9 50 (1.63%) Investment Banking
10 42 (1.37%) Advertising
10 42 (1.37%) Publishing
11 33 (1.08%) Front Office
12 28 (0.91%) Electronics
13 26 (0.85%) Financial Institution
14 25 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
15 22 (0.72%) Back Office
16 21 (0.69%) French Language
17 18 (0.59%) Military
17 18 (0.59%) Retail Banking
18 17 (0.55%) Billing
Job Titles
1 937 (30.58%) Analyst
2 252 (8.22%) Service Analyst
3 243 (7.93%) Support Engineer
4 231 (7.54%) Desktop Support
5 229 (7.47%) Support Analyst
6 228 (7.44%) Service Desk Analyst
7 202 (6.59%) Project Manager
8 186 (6.07%) Business Analyst
9 176 (5.74%) 2nd Line Support
10 153 (4.99%) IT Support
11 145 (4.73%) Administrator
12 130 (4.24%) IT Analyst
13 117 (3.82%) Developer
14 104 (3.39%) 1st Line Support
15 98 (3.20%) Desktop Engineer
16 93 (3.04%) Service Desk Support
17 91 (2.97%) Architect
18 89 (2.90%) 1st/2nd Line Support
19 85 (2.77%) Coordinator
20 81 (2.64%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (3.33%) .NET
2 85 (2.77%) HTML
3 44 (1.44%) XML
4 40 (1.31%) CSS
5 30 (0.98%) .NET Framework
6 26 (0.85%) Web Services
7 25 (0.82%) HTML5
8 22 (0.72%) ASP.NET
9 15 (0.49%) COM
10 13 (0.42%) J2EE
10 13 (0.42%) SOAP
11 11 (0.36%) WF
12 10 (0.33%) jQuery
13 9 (0.29%) Flash
14 8 (0.26%) WinForms
14 8 (0.26%) WPF
14 8 (0.26%) XSLT
15 7 (0.23%) AngularJS
15 7 (0.23%) RESTful
15 7 (0.23%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 398 (12.99%) Analytical Skills
2 162 (5.29%) Blackberry
3 149 (4.86%) Management Information System
4 51 (1.66%) User Experience
5 49 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
6 48 (1.57%) Data Centre
7 46 (1.50%) Computer Science
7 46 (1.50%) Driving Licence
7 46 (1.50%) Smartphone
8 36 (1.17%) iPad
9 34 (1.11%) iPhone
10 29 (0.95%) NHS
11 26 (0.85%) Client/Server
11 26 (0.85%) PMI
12 25 (0.82%) e-Learning
12 25 (0.82%) IVR
13 24 (0.78%) Fat Client
13 24 (0.78%) Thin Client
14 23 (0.75%) Credit Risk
15 22 (0.72%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 1146 (37.40%) Windows
2 506 (16.51%) Windows 7
3 259 (8.45%) Windows 10
4 242 (7.90%) Windows Server
5 145 (4.73%) Windows XP
6 122 (3.98%) Windows Server 2008
7 117 (3.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 113 (3.69%) Windows 8
9 94 (3.07%) Android
10 77 (2.51%) Linux
11 68 (2.22%) Apple iOS
12 66 (2.15%) Unix
13 59 (1.93%) Windows Server 2003
14 45 (1.47%) Mac OS
15 34 (1.11%) Mac OS X
16 25 (0.82%) Windows Vista
17 19 (0.62%) Solaris
18 10 (0.33%) HPUX
18 10 (0.33%) Ubuntu
19 9 (0.29%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 526 (17.17%) ITIL
2 513 (16.74%) Project Management
3 320 (10.44%) Agile Software Development
4 273 (8.91%) Migration
5 259 (8.45%) PRINCE2
6 246 (8.03%) Stakeholder Management
7 194 (6.33%) Change Management
8 158 (5.16%) Service Management
9 144 (4.70%) Programme Management
10 138 (4.50%) Incident Management
11 127 (4.14%) Business Analysis
12 123 (4.01%) Time Management
13 119 (3.88%) Business Intelligence
14 102 (3.33%) Data Analysis
15 97 (3.17%) ITSM
16 95 (3.10%) CRM
16 95 (3.10%) Risk Management
17 94 (3.07%) Analytics
18 89 (2.90%) Service Delivery
19 87 (2.84%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 311 (10.15%) SQL
2 82 (2.68%) VBA
3 79 (2.58%) C#
3 79 (2.58%) PowerShell
4 76 (2.48%) C
5 54 (1.76%) JavaScript
6 43 (1.40%) Java
7 25 (0.82%) VB
8 23 (0.75%) R
8 23 (0.75%) T-SQL
9 21 (0.69%) C++
9 21 (0.69%) Shell Script
9 21 (0.69%) VBScript
10 17 (0.55%) Python
11 15 (0.49%) Perl
11 15 (0.49%) PL/SQL
12 10 (0.33%) VB.NET
13 7 (0.23%) Delphi
13 7 (0.23%) MATLAB
14 6 (0.20%) PHP
Qualifications
1 428 (13.97%) Security Cleared
2 317 (10.35%) SC Cleared
3 296 (9.66%) Degree
4 149 (4.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 84 (2.74%) DV Cleared
6 78 (2.55%) ITIL Certification
7 64 (2.09%) MCSE
8 49 (1.60%) PMI Certification
9 47 (1.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 46 (1.50%) MCP
10 46 (1.50%) PMP
11 38 (1.24%) ISEB
12 35 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
13 33 (1.08%) MCSA
13 33 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 31 (1.01%) A+ Certification
15 21 (0.69%) DBS Check
16 20 (0.65%) CCNP
16 20 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
17 19 (0.62%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 226 (7.38%) SLA
2 222 (7.25%) PMO
3 87 (2.84%) QA
4 30 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 27 (0.88%) Data Quality
6 16 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
7 15 (0.49%) GDPR
7 15 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 14 (0.46%) PCI DSS
9 12 (0.39%) Dodd-Frank
10 11 (0.36%) MiFID
11 10 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 10 (0.33%) P3O
12 8 (0.26%) COBIT
13 7 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 5 (0.16%) Basel III
14 5 (0.16%) GAAP
14 5 (0.16%) ISO 14001
14 5 (0.16%) ISO 9001
15 4 (0.13%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 746 (24.35%) Active Directory
2 115 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (1.89%) Hyper-V
4 39 (1.27%) XenApp
5 37 (1.21%) Microsoft App-V
6 34 (1.11%) Virtual Desktop
7 32 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
8 31 (1.01%) vSphere
9 27 (0.88%) XenDesktop
10 18 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
11 14 (0.46%) BitLocker
12 13 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
13 10 (0.33%) Samba
14 9 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 7 (0.23%) Terminal Services
16 6 (0.20%) ISA Server
17 5 (0.16%) KVM
17 5 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
17 5 (0.16%) Veritas Volume Manager
18 4 (0.13%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 176 (5.74%) SCCM
2 33 (1.08%) SCOM
3 28 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
4 17 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 16 (0.52%) AirWatch
5 16 (0.52%) Microsoft Intune
6 13 (0.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 11 (0.36%) NetBackup
7 11 (0.36%) WSUS
8 10 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
8 10 (0.33%) SCOrch
9 9 (0.29%) Backup Exec
9 9 (0.29%) Microsoft Clustering
9 9 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
10 8 (0.26%) Nagios
10 8 (0.26%) SCVMM
10 8 (0.26%) Tivoli
11 7 (0.23%) Netcool
11 7 (0.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 7 (0.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1856 (60.57%) Microsoft
2 234 (7.64%) Citrix
3 179 (5.84%) HP
4 172 (5.61%) Cisco
5 159 (5.19%) VMware
6 155 (5.06%) Oracle
7 117 (3.82%) SAP
8 113 (3.69%) Apple
9 74 (2.42%) Lotus
10 69 (2.25%) Remedy
11 68 (2.22%) Dell
12 63 (2.06%) Adobe
13 51 (1.66%) IBM
13 51 (1.66%) ServiceNow
14 45 (1.47%) Google
15 42 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
16 36 (1.17%) Symantec
17 34 (1.11%) LANDesk
18 29 (0.95%) Reuters
19 28 (0.91%) Cognos
Bristol, Avon
Reflex Computer Recruitment
Rate: £120 - £130 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £12 - £16 per hour
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £130 - £147 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
West Midlands
Montash
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £320.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Refreshing Recruitment
Rate: £200 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £170 - £220 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Central London / West End
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £28000 - £30000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Surrey
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £16.00 - £16.10 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £28.00 - £33.00 per hour
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Roc Search
Rate: £14 - £15 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Corsham, Wiltshire
LA International
Posted: 21 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £415 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £20 - £22 per hour
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Michael Bailey Associates
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Latcom Ltd
Rate: Unspecified - £Market Rates - 6Months FTC
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Austin Fraser
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hydrogen Group
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bedfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Comtecs
Rate: £180 - £200 Per Day to £200 p/day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Roc Search
Rate: £95 - £98 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £10.00 - £12.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £14 - £15 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago