Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 78 54 66
Rank change year-on-year -24 +12 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 951 2,603 3,251
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.77% 3.96% 3.62%
As % of the Applications category 38.27% 45.38% 43.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 723 1,520 1,923
Median daily rate £315 £275 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.55% -8.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £120 £120 £120
90th Percentile £563 £520 £516
UK median daily rate £315 £275 £300
% change year-on-year +14.55% -8.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 391 433
Median hourly rate £15.13 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.00% +13.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £9.95 £11.61 £10.25
90th Percentile £41.35 £33.75 £24.06
UK median hourly rate £15.53 £17.10 £15.00
% change year-on-year -9.21% +14.00% +7.14%

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 2,485 5,736 7,561
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 7.23% 8.72% 8.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,578 3,438 4,551
Median daily rate £373 £358 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.93% -4.42% +7.14%
10th Percentile £139 £140 £147
90th Percentile £575 £550 £556
UK median daily rate £370 £356 £375
% change year-on-year +3.93% -5.07% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 569 672
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +9.38% +4.37%
10th Percentile £12.46 £11.33 £10.25
90th Percentile £50.15 £45.00 £39.39
Median hourly rate £20.90 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +16.11% +12.50% +6.67%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 20 January 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 -61 327 £375 +36.36% 73
South East -3 207 £360 +25.22% 61
North of England -12 146 £189 -16.00% 102
Midlands -4 107 £234 -15.09% 63
North West +3 103 £185 -4.15% 61
South West +5 93 £352 +35.40% 40
West Midlands -13 61 £254 -15.33% 30
East of England -18 54 £213 -3.41% 39
East Midlands +23 46 £170 +4.94% 32
Yorkshire -37 26 £160 -50.77% 32
North East -3 17 £425 +126.67% 9
Microsoft Office
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 636 (66.88%) Microsoft
2 379 (39.85%) Windows
3 259 (27.23%) Microsoft Excel
4 241 (25.34%) Active Directory
5 240 (25.24%) Office 365
6 197 (20.72%) Windows 10
7 193 (20.29%) Security Cleared
8 161 (16.93%) Finance
8 161 (16.93%) Agile Software Development
9 156 (16.40%) Problem-Solving
10 138 (14.51%) Project Management
11 135 (14.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 132 (13.88%) SharePoint
13 128 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
14 124 (13.04%) Public Sector
15 121 (12.72%) SC Cleared
16 118 (12.41%) ITIL
17 104 (10.94%) Migration
18 98 (10.30%) SQL
19 96 (10.09%) Windows 7
20 90 (9.46%) SCCM
20 90 (9.46%) MS Visio
21 89 (9.36%) Azure
22 88 (9.25%) VMware
23 82 (8.62%) Degree
24 79 (8.31%) JIRA
25 77 (8.10%) Windows Server
26 71 (7.47%) DV Cleared
26 71 (7.47%) VMware Infrastructure
27 67 (7.05%) DevOps

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
1 132 (13.88%) SharePoint
2 53 (5.57%) Confluence
3 45 (4.73%) MS Exchange
4 17 (1.79%) Skype for Business
5 13 (1.37%) ArcGIS
6 11 (1.16%) SAS
7 7 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 7 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (0.63%) CMS
9 4 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (0.42%) IIS
9 4 (0.42%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.21%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 259 (27.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 135 (14.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 90 (9.46%) MS Visio
4 64 (6.73%) Microsoft Project
5 16 (1.68%) Photoshop
6 12 (1.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 9 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.42%) Acrobat
8 4 (0.42%) Adobe After Effects
8 4 (0.42%) Adobe Premiere
8 4 (0.42%) CATIA
9 3 (0.32%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.21%) CINEMA 4D
10 2 (0.21%) InVision
10 2 (0.21%) Revit
10 2 (0.21%) SPSS
11 1 (0.11%) Autodesk Inventor
11 1 (0.11%) Fusion 360
11 1 (0.11%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 12 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.53%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 4 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.32%) Infor M3
4 3 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (0.32%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.21%) Maximo
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle iSupplier
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 2 (0.21%) Primavera
5 2 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.11%) HealthRoster
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.11%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 1 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.11%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 240 (25.24%) Office 365
2 89 (9.36%) Azure
3 41 (4.31%) Power Platform
4 21 (2.21%) Azure Active Directory
5 20 (2.10%) OneDrive
6 16 (1.68%) IaaS
7 14 (1.47%) Dynamics 365
8 13 (1.37%) G Suite
9 12 (1.26%) PowerApps
10 11 (1.16%) Google Analytics
11 8 (0.84%) AWS
11 8 (0.84%) PaaS
11 8 (0.84%) Yammer
12 7 (0.74%) Power Automate
13 5 (0.53%) SaaS
14 4 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
14 4 (0.42%) Google Drive
15 3 (0.32%) Azure Machine Learning
15 3 (0.32%) GCP
15 3 (0.32%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 52 (5.47%) VPN
2 48 (5.05%) TCP/IP
3 39 (4.10%) DHCP
3 39 (4.10%) Firewall
4 38 (4.00%) DNS
5 36 (3.79%) LAN
6 35 (3.68%) WAN
7 30 (3.15%) Skype
8 29 (3.05%) VoIP
9 18 (1.89%) Wireless
10 17 (1.79%) Internet
10 17 (1.79%) Network Security
11 13 (1.37%) VLAN
12 12 (1.26%) Intranet
12 12 (1.26%) SMTP
12 12 (1.26%) Wi-Fi
13 11 (1.16%) Unified Communications
14 10 (1.05%) SNMP
15 9 (0.95%) VSAN
16 8 (0.84%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (6.94%) SQL Server
2 31 (3.26%) Power BI
3 21 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 12 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (0.95%) Big Data
7 9 (0.95%) Data Lake
7 9 (0.95%) Relational Database
7 9 (0.95%) Tableau
8 8 (0.84%) GIS
8 8 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (0.63%) MySQL
9 6 (0.63%) Oracle Database
9 6 (0.63%) Qlik Sense
9 6 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (0.53%) DB2
11 4 (0.42%) OLAP
11 4 (0.42%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 79 (8.31%) JIRA
2 23 (2.42%) Visual Studio
3 8 (0.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 6 (0.63%) Jenkins
4 6 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (0.42%) Axure RP
6 4 (0.42%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.42%) JIRA Agile
7 3 (0.32%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.32%) Rational Rhapsody
7 3 (0.32%) RStudio
7 3 (0.32%) Selenium
7 3 (0.32%) Toad
8 2 (0.21%) ERwin
8 2 (0.21%) Hudson
8 2 (0.21%) JMeter
8 2 (0.21%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (0.21%) TestDirector
8 2 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 161 (16.93%) Finance
2 124 (13.04%) Public Sector
3 60 (6.31%) Telecoms
4 33 (3.47%) Manufacturing
5 32 (3.36%) Marketing
6 28 (2.94%) Banking
7 26 (2.73%) Legal
8 23 (2.42%) Retail
9 19 (2.00%) Electronics
10 16 (1.68%) Local Government
11 15 (1.58%) Law
12 13 (1.37%) Mandarin Language
13 8 (0.84%) Investment Banking
14 6 (0.63%) German Language
14 6 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.53%) Automotive
15 5 (0.53%) Back Office
16 4 (0.42%) Advertising
16 4 (0.42%) French Language
16 4 (0.42%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 214 (22.50%) Analyst
2 64 (6.73%) Service Analyst
2 64 (6.73%) Support Engineer
3 51 (5.36%) Developer
4 50 (5.26%) Desktop Support
5 46 (4.84%) Service Desk Analyst
6 42 (4.42%) Business Analyst
7 40 (4.21%) Desktop Engineer
8 39 (4.10%) Consultant
9 37 (3.89%) Project Manager
10 36 (3.79%) IT Support
11 34 (3.58%) 2nd Line Support
12 31 (3.26%) Administrator
13 30 (3.15%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 28 (2.94%) Data Analyst
15 26 (2.73%) 1st Line Support
15 26 (2.73%) Support Analyst
16 25 (2.63%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 24 (2.52%) IT Analyst
18 23 (2.42%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (2.42%) HTML
2 22 (2.31%) JSON
3 18 (1.89%) .NET
4 13 (1.37%) CSS
5 11 (1.16%) React
6 8 (0.84%) 802.1X
6 8 (0.84%) ASP.NET
6 8 (0.84%) XML
7 5 (0.53%) COM
7 5 (0.53%) Web Services
8 4 (0.42%) Software Packaging
9 3 (0.32%) LDAP
10 2 (0.21%) AngularJS
10 2 (0.21%) Flash
10 2 (0.21%) Gherkin
10 2 (0.21%) HTML5
10 2 (0.21%) OLE
10 2 (0.21%) REST
10 2 (0.21%) SAML
10 2 (0.21%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 128 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (4.63%) Management Information System
3 42 (4.42%) NHS
3 42 (4.42%) Self-Motivation
4 29 (3.05%) User Experience
5 27 (2.84%) Blackberry
6 25 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
7 20 (2.10%) Data Centre
8 16 (1.68%) Smartphone
9 14 (1.47%) Data Structures
10 11 (1.16%) iPad
10 11 (1.16%) Private Cloud
11 9 (0.95%) Fat Client
11 9 (0.95%) FMCG
11 9 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
11 9 (0.95%) Thin Client
12 7 (0.74%) Cybercrime
12 7 (0.74%) Driving Licence
12 7 (0.74%) Public Cloud
12 7 (0.74%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 379 (39.85%) Windows
2 197 (20.72%) Windows 10
3 96 (10.09%) Windows 7
4 77 (8.10%) Windows Server
5 37 (3.89%) Linux
6 34 (3.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 28 (2.94%) Apple iOS
8 27 (2.84%) Android
9 25 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
9 25 (2.63%) Windows Server 2019
10 23 (2.42%) Windows Server 2016
11 15 (1.58%) Windows 8
12 14 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 11 (1.16%) Mac OS
14 9 (0.95%) Unix
15 2 (0.21%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.21%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.21%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.21%) Windows XP
16 1 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (16.93%) Agile Software Development
2 156 (16.40%) Problem-Solving
3 138 (14.51%) Project Management
4 118 (12.41%) ITIL
5 104 (10.94%) Migration
6 67 (7.05%) DevOps
7 62 (6.52%) Change Management
7 62 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 61 (6.41%) Business Intelligence
9 57 (5.99%) Service Delivery
10 56 (5.89%) Project Delivery
11 53 (5.57%) Data Analysis
12 49 (5.15%) Incident Management
13 48 (5.05%) Service Management
14 46 (4.84%) Decision-Making
15 45 (4.73%) PRINCE2
16 43 (4.52%) Programme Management
16 43 (4.52%) Waterfall
17 41 (4.31%) Data Migration
17 41 (4.31%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 98 (10.30%) SQL
2 52 (5.47%) PowerShell
3 33 (3.47%) JavaScript
4 26 (2.73%) C
5 24 (2.52%) VB
6 20 (2.10%) C#
7 19 (2.00%) Python
8 17 (1.79%) C++
9 13 (1.37%) Ruby
9 13 (1.37%) VBA
10 12 (1.26%) T-SQL
11 10 (1.05%) Java
12 6 (0.63%) VB.NET
12 6 (0.63%) VBScript
13 5 (0.53%) Ada
13 5 (0.53%) MATLAB
13 5 (0.53%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.53%) R
14 2 (0.21%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 2 (0.21%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 193 (20.29%) Security Cleared
2 121 (12.72%) SC Cleared
3 82 (8.62%) Degree
4 71 (7.47%) DV Cleared
5 42 (4.42%) Microsoft Certification
6 22 (2.31%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 15 (1.58%) MCP
9 14 (1.47%) MCSE
10 13 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
10 13 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 12 (1.26%) CCNP
12 11 (1.16%) ISEB
13 10 (1.05%) CCNA
13 10 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
13 10 (1.05%) DBS Check
13 10 (1.05%) PMI Certification
13 10 (1.05%) PMP
14 9 (0.95%) MCSA
15 7 (0.74%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (5.47%) SLA
2 31 (3.26%) PMO
3 27 (2.84%) QA
4 7 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 17025
4 7 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 7 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.74%) NIST
5 6 (0.63%) GDPR
6 4 (0.42%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.32%) MiFID
7 3 (0.32%) NCSC
8 2 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.21%) EMIR
8 2 (0.21%) IFRS
8 2 (0.21%) IFRS 9
8 2 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.11%) CRD IV
9 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.11%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.11%) RMADS
System Software
1 241 (25.34%) Active Directory
2 71 (7.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (2.52%) VMware NSX
4 15 (1.58%) Virtual Desktop
5 14 (1.47%) Hyper-V
6 11 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (1.16%) vSphere
7 9 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (0.95%) XenApp
8 7 (0.74%) NFS
9 6 (0.63%) Terminal Server
9 6 (0.63%) VMFS
10 4 (0.42%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.21%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.21%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.11%) UAG
Systems Management
1 90 (9.46%) SCCM
2 19 (2.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 18 (1.89%) Ansible
4 14 (1.47%) vRealize
5 10 (1.05%) SCOM
6 9 (0.95%) vCenter Server
7 8 (0.84%) AirWatch
7 8 (0.84%) NetBackup
8 7 (0.74%) EnCase
9 6 (0.63%) Jamf Pro
9 6 (0.63%) Terraform
9 6 (0.63%) vMotion
10 5 (0.53%) CASB
10 5 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
11 4 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 4 (0.42%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 3 (0.32%) Puppet
12 3 (0.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 636 (66.88%) Microsoft
2 88 (9.25%) VMware
3 55 (5.78%) Oracle
4 53 (5.57%) Cisco
5 41 (4.31%) Citrix
6 40 (4.21%) Adobe
7 35 (3.68%) Apple
7 35 (3.68%) SAP
8 34 (3.58%) ServiceNow
9 33 (3.47%) Google
10 19 (2.00%) Remedy
11 17 (1.79%) Dell
12 14 (1.47%) Avaya
12 14 (1.47%) HP
12 14 (1.47%) Red Hat
12 14 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
12 14 (1.47%) Sophos
13 13 (1.37%) ESRI
13 13 (1.37%) Lumension
14 12 (1.26%) Veeam