Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 64 66 63
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3 -12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 2,936 3,295 3,062
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.53% 3.50% 3.47%
As % of the Applications category 42.03% 41.06% 38.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,683 1,844 1,709
England median daily rate £300 £300 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £122 £120 £124
90th Percentile £538 £515 £509
UK median daily rate £300 £288 £313
% change year-on-year +4.35% -8.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 371 477 421
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.49 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.29% +3.27% -6.25%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.54 £9.75
90th Percentile £32.50 £25.50 £37.50
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £15.48 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.36% +3.20% -3.23%

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 6,985 8,024 7,874
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.40% 8.53% 8.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,120 4,781 4,674
England median daily rate £375 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.74% +5.80%
10th Percentile £150 £150 £153
90th Percentile £588 £563 £550
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 602 703 648
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% - -
10th Percentile £10.87 £10.75 £10.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £40.65 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.17 £16.50 £16.18
% change year-on-year +4.06% +1.98% -1.94%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 +5 1,113 £295 -1.67% 289
South East -4 689 £336 +12.08% 287
North of England +16 365 £275 -15.38% 231
Midlands -4 284 £245 -16.24% 200
South West +4 253 £330 +14.58% 156
East of England -7 221 £250 +8.70% 116
West Midlands -3 189 £279 -11.51% 116
Yorkshire +41 169 £300 +13.21% 102
North West -3 158 £238 -29.89% 108
East Midlands +11 93 £165 -22.81% 84
North East +13 38 £275 +7.84% 21
Microsoft Office
UK

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 1,857 (63.25%) Microsoft
2 1,350 (45.98%) Windows
3 901 (30.69%) Active Directory
4 768 (26.16%) Microsoft Excel
5 762 (25.95%) Office 365
6 698 (23.77%) Windows 10
7 688 (23.43%) Finance
8 574 (19.55%) Windows 7
9 541 (18.43%) ITIL
10 437 (14.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 425 (14.48%) Analytical Skills
12 403 (13.73%) Project Management
13 372 (12.67%) Agile Software Development
14 355 (12.09%) SharePoint
15 334 (11.38%) Problem-Solving
16 276 (9.40%) SCCM
17 273 (9.30%) Degree
18 268 (9.13%) Windows Server
19 261 (8.89%) Security Cleared
20 254 (8.65%) Migration
21 246 (8.38%) SQL
22 236 (8.04%) Microsoft Azure
23 228 (7.77%) MS Exchange
24 219 (7.46%) SLA
25 211 (7.19%) Self-Motivation
26 208 (7.08%) Citrix
27 205 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
28 195 (6.64%) Change Management
29 188 (6.40%) MS Visio
30 183 (6.23%) JIRA

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
1 355 (12.09%) SharePoint
2 228 (7.77%) MS Exchange
3 151 (5.14%) Skype for Business
4 127 (4.33%) Confluence
5 75 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2010
6 38 (1.29%) IBM Notes
7 28 (0.95%) CMS
7 28 (0.95%) IIS
8 22 (0.75%) SAS
9 21 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
10 15 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
11 13 (0.44%) Tomcat
12 10 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
12 10 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
13 9 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
14 8 (0.27%) ArcGIS
14 8 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 7 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
16 6 (0.20%) OpenStack
17 5 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 768 (26.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 437 (14.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 188 (6.40%) MS Visio
4 139 (4.73%) Microsoft Project
5 19 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
6 16 (0.54%) Open Workbench
7 15 (0.51%) Camtasia
8 9 (0.31%) Acrobat
8 9 (0.31%) Photoshop
9 8 (0.27%) Adobe Captivate
9 8 (0.27%) XMetaL
10 6 (0.20%) AutoCAD
11 4 (0.14%) SPSS
11 4 (0.14%) Stata
12 3 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 3 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
12 3 (0.10%) InfoPath
13 2 (0.068%) CATIA
13 2 (0.068%) InDesign
13 2 (0.068%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 33 (1.12%) Elite 3E
2 29 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
3 24 (0.82%) assyst
4 17 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
5 15 (0.51%) SAP S/4HANA
6 13 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 12 (0.41%) Eikon
7 12 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
8 11 (0.37%) Primavera
9 10 (0.34%) Oracle Receivables
10 9 (0.31%) Oracle TCA
10 9 (0.31%) SAP ERP
11 8 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
11 8 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 7 (0.24%) NetSuite
12 7 (0.24%) SAP CO
12 7 (0.24%) SAP FI
12 7 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
12 7 (0.24%) SAP SRM
13 5 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 762 (25.95%) Office 365
2 236 (8.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 85 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
4 68 (2.32%) SaaS
5 63 (2.15%) Azure Active Directory
5 63 (2.15%) Power Platform
6 59 (2.01%) IaaS
7 58 (1.98%) PaaS
8 36 (1.23%) OneDrive
9 26 (0.89%) Dynamics 365
10 23 (0.78%) G Suite
11 14 (0.48%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 12 (0.41%) SuccessFactors
13 10 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
14 9 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
14 9 (0.31%) PowerApps
15 8 (0.27%) Mimecast
15 8 (0.27%) Slack
16 7 (0.24%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 7 (0.24%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 170 (5.79%) VPN
2 166 (5.65%) Skype
3 163 (5.55%) DNS
4 160 (5.45%) TCP/IP
5 150 (5.11%) LAN
6 128 (4.36%) WAN
7 122 (4.16%) Firewall
8 119 (4.05%) DHCP
8 119 (4.05%) Internet
9 77 (2.62%) Wireless
10 60 (2.04%) Remote Desktop
11 59 (2.01%) Intranet
12 47 (1.60%) Wi-Fi
13 45 (1.53%) SAN
14 39 (1.33%) VoIP
15 27 (0.92%) NAS
16 25 (0.85%) Ethernet
16 25 (0.85%) IP Telephony
17 23 (0.78%) NetScaler
18 22 (0.75%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (5.72%) SQL Server
2 56 (1.91%) Power BI
3 54 (1.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 41 (1.40%) Relational Database
5 29 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
6 25 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 24 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
7 24 (0.82%) MySQL
8 19 (0.65%) Big Data
9 18 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
10 17 (0.58%) MS Access
11 13 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
12 12 (0.41%) GIS
12 12 (0.41%) Oracle Database
12 12 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
12 12 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 11 (0.37%) Azure SQL Database
13 11 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
14 9 (0.31%) Qlik Sense
15 8 (0.27%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 183 (6.23%) JIRA
2 36 (1.23%) Git (software)
3 28 (0.95%) Visual Studio
4 27 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
5 16 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (0.51%) PVCS
7 13 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 11 (0.37%) MSI
9 8 (0.27%) Eclipse
9 8 (0.27%) Jenkins
10 7 (0.24%) Rational DOORS
10 7 (0.24%) Subversion
11 6 (0.20%) Selenium
12 5 (0.17%) Ant
12 5 (0.17%) JUnit
12 5 (0.17%) Rational Rhapsody
12 5 (0.17%) WiX
13 4 (0.14%) Mercurial
13 4 (0.14%) Sonatype Nexus
14 3 (0.10%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 688 (23.43%) Finance
2 142 (4.84%) Banking
3 139 (4.73%) Telecoms
4 114 (3.88%) Legal
5 92 (3.13%) Retail
6 79 (2.69%) Law
7 55 (1.87%) Marketing
8 42 (1.43%) Financial Institution
9 41 (1.40%) Manufacturing
10 32 (1.09%) German Language
11 31 (1.06%) French Language
12 26 (0.89%) Billing
13 23 (0.78%) Investment Banking
13 23 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
14 21 (0.72%) Advertising
15 19 (0.65%) Automotive
15 19 (0.65%) Publishing
16 17 (0.58%) Electronics
16 17 (0.58%) Local Government
17 15 (0.51%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 886 (30.18%) Analyst
2 336 (11.44%) Support Engineer
3 262 (8.92%) Service Analyst
4 255 (8.69%) Desktop Support
5 239 (8.14%) Service Desk Analyst
6 211 (7.19%) Support Analyst
7 189 (6.44%) 2nd Line Support
8 170 (5.79%) Project Manager
9 168 (5.72%) IT Support
10 159 (5.42%) Business Analyst
11 156 (5.31%) Desktop Engineer
12 128 (4.36%) 1st Line Support
13 126 (4.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 119 (4.05%) IT Analyst
15 102 (3.47%) Coordinator
16 94 (3.20%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 92 (3.13%) Architect
18 90 (3.07%) Developer
19 89 (3.03%) IT Engineer
20 87 (2.96%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (2.42%) Web Services
2 66 (2.25%) HTML
3 57 (1.94%) .NET
4 50 (1.70%) XML
5 48 (1.63%) CSS
6 22 (0.75%) jQuery
7 19 (0.65%) AngularJS
7 19 (0.65%) ASP.NET
8 16 (0.54%) HTML5
9 15 (0.51%) Elastic Stack
10 14 (0.48%) Middleware
10 14 (0.48%) SOAP
11 13 (0.44%) LDAP
11 13 (0.44%) Node.js
12 12 (0.41%) RabbitMQ
13 11 (0.37%) ASP.NET Web API
13 11 (0.37%) COM
13 11 (0.37%) Software Packaging
14 10 (0.34%) .NET Framework
15 9 (0.31%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 425 (14.48%) Analytical Skills
2 211 (7.19%) Self-Motivation
3 147 (5.01%) Management Information System
4 81 (2.76%) iPhone
5 76 (2.59%) Blackberry
6 71 (2.42%) Video Conferencing
7 62 (2.11%) Data Centre
8 56 (1.91%) NHS
9 55 (1.87%) Driving Licence
10 49 (1.67%) Smartphone
11 33 (1.12%) iPad
12 32 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
12 32 (1.09%) User Experience
13 31 (1.06%) Virtual Team
14 26 (0.89%) Social Media
15 22 (0.75%) Public Cloud
16 21 (0.72%) Fat Client
16 21 (0.72%) Thin Client
17 20 (0.68%) e-Learning
17 20 (0.68%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1,350 (45.98%) Windows
2 698 (23.77%) Windows 10
3 574 (19.55%) Windows 7
4 268 (9.13%) Windows Server
5 115 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 113 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 111 (3.78%) Android
8 104 (3.54%) Linux
9 97 (3.30%) Apple iOS
10 80 (2.72%) Windows 8
11 76 (2.59%) Mac OS
12 64 (2.18%) Windows XP
13 45 (1.53%) Mac OS X
14 30 (1.02%) Unix
15 20 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
16 15 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 11 (0.37%) Windows 2000
18 10 (0.34%) Solaris
19 9 (0.31%) Ubuntu
20 8 (0.27%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 541 (18.43%) ITIL
2 403 (13.73%) Project Management
3 372 (12.67%) Agile Software Development
4 334 (11.38%) Problem-Solving
5 254 (8.65%) Migration
6 205 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
7 195 (6.64%) Change Management
8 182 (6.20%) Service Management
9 137 (4.67%) PRINCE2
10 124 (4.22%) Incident Management
11 110 (3.75%) Data Modelling
12 108 (3.68%) Data Analysis
13 106 (3.61%) Business Intelligence
14 104 (3.54%) Service Delivery
15 103 (3.51%) DevOps
16 101 (3.44%) ITSM
17 99 (3.37%) Risk Management
18 98 (3.34%) Problem Management
19 95 (3.24%) Decision-Making
20 94 (3.20%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 246 (8.38%) SQL
2 117 (3.99%) PowerShell
3 44 (1.50%) VBA
4 42 (1.43%) C
4 42 (1.43%) JavaScript
4 42 (1.43%) Python
5 41 (1.40%) C#
6 38 (1.29%) Java
7 28 (0.95%) T-SQL
8 19 (0.65%) VBScript
9 15 (0.51%) PHP
10 11 (0.37%) VB
11 10 (0.34%) C++
11 10 (0.34%) Perl
11 10 (0.34%) R
12 8 (0.27%) TypeScript
13 7 (0.24%) Bash Shell
13 7 (0.24%) Korn
13 7 (0.24%) MATLAB
14 6 (0.20%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 273 (9.30%) Degree
2 261 (8.89%) Security Cleared
3 179 (6.10%) SC Cleared
4 106 (3.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 93 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
6 53 (1.81%) MCP
7 50 (1.70%) MCSE
8 46 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
9 43 (1.46%) PMI Certification
10 40 (1.36%) MCSA
11 35 (1.19%) DV Cleared
11 35 (1.19%) ISEB
12 32 (1.09%) PMP
13 30 (1.02%) DBS Check
14 29 (0.99%) CCNA
15 28 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
15 28 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 28 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 25 (0.85%) A+ Certification
17 24 (0.82%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 219 (7.46%) SLA
2 161 (5.48%) PMO
3 64 (2.18%) QA
4 48 (1.63%) Data Quality
5 33 (1.12%) GDPR
6 29 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 20 (0.68%) ISO 9001
8 11 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 10 (0.34%) P3O
9 10 (0.34%) PCI DSS
10 7 (0.24%) COBIT
10 7 (0.24%) MiFID
11 6 (0.20%) GxP
11 6 (0.20%) ISO 14001
12 5 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
12 5 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 5 (0.17%) SEPA
13 4 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
13 4 (0.14%) ITGC
13 4 (0.14%) NIST
System Software
1 901 (30.69%) Active Directory
2 84 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (2.35%) Hyper-V
4 49 (1.67%) XenApp
5 45 (1.53%) XenDesktop
6 31 (1.06%) Virtual Desktop
7 27 (0.92%) vSphere
8 25 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
9 22 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
10 19 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
11 16 (0.54%) BitLocker
11 16 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
12 13 (0.44%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 12 (0.41%) Docker
13 12 (0.41%) Terminal Services
14 10 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
15 5 (0.17%) Firmware
15 5 (0.17%) RACF
16 3 (0.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 3 (0.10%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 276 (9.40%) SCCM
2 69 (2.35%) Microsoft Intune
3 41 (1.40%) AirWatch
4 33 (1.12%) SCOM
5 24 (0.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 18 (0.61%) Ansible
7 14 (0.48%) Puppet
8 13 (0.44%) SCVMM
9 12 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
9 12 (0.41%) Opsview
9 12 (0.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 12 (0.41%) WSUS
10 11 (0.37%) Terraform
11 10 (0.34%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 9 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
13 8 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
13 8 (0.27%) Jamf Pro
13 8 (0.27%) NetBackup
14 7 (0.24%) Backup Exec
14 7 (0.24%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 1,857 (63.25%) Microsoft
2 208 (7.08%) Citrix
3 155 (5.28%) Cisco
4 144 (4.90%) VMware
5 128 (4.36%) SAP
6 120 (4.09%) Oracle
7 99 (3.37%) Apple
8 97 (3.30%) HP
8 97 (3.30%) ServiceNow
9 75 (2.55%) Remedy
10 70 (2.38%) Adobe
11 54 (1.84%) iManage
12 52 (1.77%) Google
13 50 (1.70%) Dell
14 46 (1.57%) Ivanti
15 39 (1.33%) Bloomberg
16 38 (1.29%) Lotus
17 37 (1.26%) Symantec
18 34 (1.16%) Tableau
19 33 (1.12%) LexisNexis