Period
to 27 May 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 May 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 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 59 67 66
Rank change year-on-year +8 -1 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 1,572 2,862 3,228
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.73% 3.45% 3.50%
As % of the Applications category 42.94% 41.96% 39.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 854 1,675 1,845
Median daily rate £275 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% - -
10th Percentile £120 £121 £120
90th Percentile £513 £538 £518
UK median daily rate £275 £300 £283
% change year-on-year -8.33% +6.19% -5.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 286 346 463
Median hourly rate £17.00 £15.40 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.43% +2.63% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £26.83 £27.90
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £15.40 £15.00
% change year-on-year +13.67% +2.63% +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 3,661 6,821 8,137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.69% 8.23% 8.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,091 4,017 4,944
Median daily rate £370 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £150 £148 £145
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £370 £375 £365
% change year-on-year -1.33% +2.74% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 564 709
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.58 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.55% -2.46% +6.25%
10th Percentile £11.36 £10.82 £10.50
90th Percentile £41.45 £44.39 £39.60
Median hourly rate £18.50 £16.73 £16.50
% change year-on-year +10.60% +1.38% +3.13%

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 May 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 May 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 May 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 -16 465 £288 -4.17% 39
South East +2 344 £250 -26.47% 40
North of England +32 313 £250 -12.28% 37
North West +42 164 £238 +10.47% 25
South West +24 164 £329 +1.33% 20
East of England +13 146 £216 -13.41% 24
Midlands +8 137 £190 -28.30% 22
Yorkshire +25 125 £325 - 8
West Midlands +6 98 £190 -36.13% 10
East Midlands +1 39 £190 +7.04% 12
North East +18 24 £206 -8.67% 4
Microsoft Office
UK

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 1,003 (63.80%) Microsoft
2 764 (48.60%) Windows
3 482 (30.66%) Active Directory
4 386 (24.55%) Office 365
5 354 (22.52%) Microsoft Excel
6 350 (22.26%) Windows 10
7 262 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
8 250 (15.90%) Finance
9 240 (15.27%) ITIL
10 235 (14.95%) Analytical Skills
11 219 (13.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 216 (13.74%) Security Cleared
13 215 (13.68%) Windows 7
14 211 (13.42%) Agile Software Development
15 172 (10.94%) SC Cleared
15 172 (10.94%) Windows Server
16 171 (10.88%) Project Management
17 169 (10.75%) SharePoint
17 169 (10.75%) SCCM
18 142 (9.03%) Public Sector
19 140 (8.91%) MS Visio
20 137 (8.72%) Migration
21 129 (8.21%) Azure
22 126 (8.02%) Degree
23 120 (7.63%) MS Exchange
23 120 (7.63%) SQL
24 114 (7.25%) Microsoft Project
25 111 (7.06%) VPN
26 107 (6.81%) JIRA
27 106 (6.74%) 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
1 169 (10.75%) SharePoint
2 120 (7.63%) MS Exchange
3 55 (3.50%) Confluence
4 42 (2.67%) Skype for Business
5 32 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
6 28 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2007
7 25 (1.59%) IBM Notes
8 24 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2003
9 20 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
10 18 (1.15%) IIS
11 16 (1.02%) SAS
12 13 (0.83%) CMS
13 10 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 9 (0.57%) WebLogic
15 7 (0.45%) ArcGIS
16 6 (0.38%) Apache
16 6 (0.38%) WordPress
17 5 (0.32%) Tomcat
18 4 (0.25%) MS Project Server
19 2 (0.13%) Oracle 10gAS
Applications
1 354 (22.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 219 (13.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 140 (8.91%) MS Visio
4 114 (7.25%) Microsoft Project
5 21 (1.34%) Acrobat
5 21 (1.34%) Spreadsheet
6 19 (1.21%) Photoshop
7 12 (0.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 12 (0.76%) Open Workbench
8 10 (0.64%) InVision
9 9 (0.57%) Sketch
10 5 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
11 4 (0.25%) RoboHelp
12 2 (0.13%) AutoCAD
12 2 (0.13%) SPSS
12 2 (0.13%) Stata
12 2 (0.13%) UserZoom
13 1 (0.064%) Camtasia
13 1 (0.064%) MadCap Flare
13 1 (0.064%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 23 (1.46%) Remedy ITSM
2 16 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (0.76%) assyst
4 8 (0.51%) SAP SRM
5 6 (0.38%) Workfront
6 5 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.32%) Elite 3E
7 4 (0.25%) Carpe Diem
8 3 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.19%) Hyperion Planning
8 3 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.13%) Primavera
9 2 (0.13%) SAP BPC
9 2 (0.13%) Teamcenter
10 1 (0.064%) Oracle Financials
10 1 (0.064%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 1 (0.064%) SAP HR
10 1 (0.064%) SAP MM
10 1 (0.064%) SystmOne
10 1 (0.064%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 386 (24.55%) Office 365
2 129 (8.21%) Azure
3 40 (2.54%) Power Platform
4 32 (2.04%) IaaS
5 30 (1.91%) SaaS
6 28 (1.78%) OneDrive
7 27 (1.72%) PaaS
8 25 (1.59%) Azure Active Directory
9 15 (0.95%) AWS
10 14 (0.89%) GCP
10 14 (0.89%) PowerApps
11 12 (0.76%) G Suite
12 11 (0.70%) Dynamics 365
13 9 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 9 (0.57%) Yammer
14 8 (0.51%) Google Analytics
15 7 (0.45%) Power Automate
16 6 (0.38%) Adobe Analytics
16 6 (0.38%) Mimecast
17 5 (0.32%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 111 (7.06%) VPN
2 75 (4.77%) LAN
3 73 (4.64%) Skype
4 68 (4.33%) DNS
5 65 (4.13%) Internet
6 56 (3.56%) WAN
7 54 (3.44%) Firewall
8 50 (3.18%) Wireless
9 47 (2.99%) DHCP
10 45 (2.86%) TCP/IP
11 41 (2.61%) Remote Desktop
12 29 (1.84%) VoIP
13 26 (1.65%) MPLS
13 26 (1.65%) Wi-Fi
14 25 (1.59%) Network Security
14 25 (1.59%) WebEx
15 23 (1.46%) Cisco IOS
16 22 (1.40%) SAN
17 19 (1.21%) Broadband
18 16 (1.02%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (5.34%) SQL Server
2 29 (1.84%) Power BI
3 23 (1.46%) Relational Database
4 17 (1.08%) Oracle Database
5 12 (0.76%) DB2
6 11 (0.70%) GIS
7 10 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (0.64%) MS Access
8 9 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (0.57%) SQL Server 2016
9 8 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
9 8 (0.51%) MySQL
9 8 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (0.51%) Qlik Sense
9 8 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (0.45%) DB2 UDB
10 7 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (0.45%) RDBMS
10 7 (0.45%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 7 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 107 (6.81%) JIRA
2 29 (1.84%) Git (software)
3 18 (1.15%) Selenium
4 16 (1.02%) Eclipse
5 10 (0.64%) PVCS
5 10 (0.64%) Visual Studio
6 9 (0.57%) ClearCase
7 8 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (0.45%) Ant
8 7 (0.45%) Rational DOORS
9 6 (0.38%) Axure RP
9 6 (0.38%) Subversion
9 6 (0.38%) Toad
10 5 (0.32%) JUnit
10 5 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 4 (0.25%) ClearQuest
11 4 (0.25%) Jenkins
11 4 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
11 4 (0.25%) Rational Rose
11 4 (0.25%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 250 (15.90%) Finance
2 142 (9.03%) Public Sector
3 65 (4.13%) Telecoms
4 52 (3.31%) Banking
5 41 (2.61%) Law
6 40 (2.54%) Legal
7 36 (2.29%) Manufacturing
8 32 (2.04%) Retail
9 30 (1.91%) Marketing
10 26 (1.65%) Electronics
11 23 (1.46%) German Language
12 16 (1.02%) Local Government
12 16 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
13 14 (0.89%) Automotive
13 14 (0.89%) Financial Institution
14 12 (0.76%) Publishing
15 11 (0.70%) French Language
16 10 (0.64%) Advertising
16 10 (0.64%) Investment Banking
17 9 (0.57%) Military
Job Titles
1 483 (30.73%) Analyst
2 162 (10.31%) Support Engineer
3 156 (9.92%) Service Analyst
4 148 (9.41%) Service Desk Analyst
5 130 (8.27%) Desktop Support
6 115 (7.32%) Support Analyst
7 100 (6.36%) IT Support
8 82 (5.22%) 2nd Line Support
9 74 (4.71%) Project Manager
10 72 (4.58%) Windows Engineer
11 66 (4.20%) Business Analyst
12 65 (4.13%) 1st Line Support
13 60 (3.82%) Desktop Engineer
14 57 (3.63%) Service Desk Support
15 54 (3.44%) IT Analyst
16 53 (3.37%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 49 (3.12%) Developer
18 48 (3.05%) Desktop Support Engineer
19 47 (2.99%) IT Engineer
20 44 (2.80%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (2.61%) HTML
2 38 (2.42%) Web Services
3 35 (2.23%) XML
4 31 (1.97%) .NET
5 19 (1.21%) SOAP
6 18 (1.15%) Velocity
7 17 (1.08%) CSS
8 13 (0.83%) LDAP
9 11 (0.70%) AngularJS
9 11 (0.70%) J2EE
10 9 (0.57%) .NET Framework
10 9 (0.57%) Java EE
10 9 (0.57%) JSON
10 9 (0.57%) Struts
11 8 (0.51%) ASP.NET
12 7 (0.45%) HTML5
12 7 (0.45%) JSP
12 7 (0.45%) SailPoint
12 7 (0.45%) Servlets
13 6 (0.38%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 235 (14.95%) Analytical Skills
2 104 (6.62%) Self-Motivation
3 67 (4.26%) Management Information System
4 53 (3.37%) Driving Licence
4 53 (3.37%) NHS
5 45 (2.86%) Blackberry
6 37 (2.35%) Video Conferencing
7 30 (1.91%) User Experience
8 29 (1.84%) iPhone
9 28 (1.78%) Smartphone
10 27 (1.72%) Social Media
11 22 (1.40%) Data Centre
12 18 (1.15%) iPad
13 16 (1.02%) Chip and PIN
13 16 (1.02%) Fibre Optics
13 16 (1.02%) PDA
14 11 (0.70%) Fat Client
14 11 (0.70%) Thin Client
15 10 (0.64%) CCTV
15 10 (0.64%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 764 (48.60%) Windows
2 350 (22.26%) Windows 10
3 215 (13.68%) Windows 7
4 172 (10.94%) Windows Server
5 64 (4.07%) Android
6 62 (3.94%) Linux
7 61 (3.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 59 (3.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 54 (3.44%) Windows XP
10 51 (3.24%) Apple iOS
11 39 (2.48%) Windows Server 2016
12 33 (2.10%) Unix
13 31 (1.97%) Mac OS X
14 28 (1.78%) Mac OS
14 28 (1.78%) Windows Server 2003
15 23 (1.46%) Windows Vista
16 21 (1.34%) Windows Server 2019
17 19 (1.21%) Windows 2000
18 14 (0.89%) Windows 8
19 10 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
2 240 (15.27%) ITIL
3 211 (13.42%) Agile Software Development
4 171 (10.88%) Project Management
5 137 (8.72%) Migration
6 106 (6.74%) Change Management
7 96 (6.11%) PRINCE2
8 92 (5.85%) Service Management
9 91 (5.79%) Incident Management
10 90 (5.73%) Stakeholder Management
11 87 (5.53%) Decision-Making
12 72 (4.58%) Business Intelligence
12 72 (4.58%) ITSM
13 66 (4.20%) Project Delivery
14 63 (4.01%) DevOps
15 61 (3.88%) SDLC
16 60 (3.82%) Service Delivery
17 55 (3.50%) Risk Management
18 47 (2.99%) Data Modelling
19 46 (2.93%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 120 (7.63%) SQL
2 71 (4.52%) PowerShell
3 43 (2.74%) Python
4 40 (2.54%) C
5 37 (2.35%) C#
6 36 (2.29%) VB
7 35 (2.23%) Java
8 27 (1.72%) JavaScript
9 24 (1.53%) VBA
10 16 (1.02%) T-SQL
11 13 (0.83%) C++
12 11 (0.70%) VBScript
13 8 (0.51%) Perl
14 7 (0.45%) BeanShell
14 7 (0.45%) Bourne shell
14 7 (0.45%) Korn
14 7 (0.45%) PL/SQL
15 6 (0.38%) PHP
16 5 (0.32%) R
16 5 (0.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 216 (13.74%) Security Cleared
2 172 (10.94%) SC Cleared
3 126 (8.02%) Degree
4 78 (4.96%) Microsoft Certification
5 49 (3.12%) Cisco Certification
6 37 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
7 34 (2.16%) DV Cleared
8 31 (1.97%) MCSE
9 29 (1.84%) CCNA
10 27 (1.72%) MCP
11 20 (1.27%) ISEB
12 19 (1.21%) MCSA
13 18 (1.15%) A+ Certification
14 16 (1.02%) CCNP
15 15 (0.95%) PMI Certification
16 14 (0.89%) ISTQB
16 14 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 13 (0.83%) APMP
18 11 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
18 11 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (5.53%) SLA
2 45 (2.86%) PMO
3 39 (2.48%) GDPR
4 36 (2.29%) QA
5 15 (0.95%) Data Quality
6 11 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (0.70%) P3O
7 5 (0.32%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.25%) GxP
8 4 (0.25%) ISO 14001
9 3 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.19%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.13%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.064%) COBIT
11 1 (0.064%) Good Clinical Practice
11 1 (0.064%) GPG13
11 1 (0.064%) RMADS
11 1 (0.064%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 482 (30.66%) Active Directory
2 63 (4.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (1.08%) XenApp
4 16 (1.02%) Hyper-V
5 13 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
5 13 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
6 12 (0.76%) vSphere
7 10 (0.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 8 (0.51%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 8 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
8 8 (0.51%) XenDesktop
9 7 (0.45%) BitLocker
9 7 (0.45%) RACF
10 6 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (0.38%) VMware NSX
11 3 (0.19%) Terminal Server
11 3 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.13%) Docker
12 2 (0.13%) NFS
Systems Management
1 169 (10.75%) SCCM
2 39 (2.48%) Microsoft Intune
3 32 (2.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 26 (1.65%) OpenView
5 20 (1.27%) OVSD
6 18 (1.15%) AirWatch
7 17 (1.08%) ServiceCenter
8 12 (0.76%) SCOM
9 11 (0.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 11 (0.70%) Jamf Pro
10 10 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
11 9 (0.57%) NetBackup
12 8 (0.51%) WSUS
13 7 (0.45%) Ansible
14 5 (0.32%) Microsoft Clustering
14 5 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
14 5 (0.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 5 (0.32%) Tivoli
15 4 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
16 3 (0.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 1,003 (63.80%) Microsoft
2 104 (6.62%) HP
3 102 (6.49%) Citrix
4 88 (5.60%) Cisco
5 72 (4.58%) Oracle
5 72 (4.58%) VMware
6 70 (4.45%) Adobe
7 66 (4.20%) SAP
8 62 (3.94%) Apple
9 56 (3.56%) ServiceNow
10 52 (3.31%) Google
11 49 (3.12%) Remedy
12 30 (1.91%) Fujitsu
13 25 (1.59%) Lotus
14 21 (1.34%) Bomgar
15 20 (1.27%) Dell
15 20 (1.27%) Ivanti
16 17 (1.08%) Peregrine
16 17 (1.08%) Tableau
17 15 (0.95%) Sophos