Period
to 23 October 2018

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 23 October 2018 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 63 53
Rank change year-on-year -3 -10 -13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 3,385 3,274 3,814
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.58% 3.55% 3.91%
As % of the Applications category 42.70% 39.96% 42.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,940 1,870 2,092
England median daily rate £296 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.42% - -
10th Percentile £120 £125 £120
90th Percentile £519 £500 £494
UK median daily rate £288 £300 £295
% change year-on-year -4.00% +1.69% -1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 500 407 593
England median hourly rate £15.50 £14.20 £15.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.15% -7.31% +5.66%
10th Percentile £10.50 £9.57 £9.80
90th Percentile £25.16 £30.00 £30.00
UK median hourly rate £15.49 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +10.64% -6.67% +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 7,927 8,194 8,958
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.39% 8.89% 9.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,738 4,998 5,232
England median daily rate £375 £361 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.99% +6.07% -2.86%
10th Percentile £145 £150 £145
90th Percentile £558 £563 £525
UK median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +4.29% +4.48% -4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 734 633 902
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% +6.45%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £41.00 £37.50 £40.50
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% +10.00%

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 23 October 2018.

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 23 October 2018.

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 23 October 2018. 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 -9 1,297 £300 -1.64% 275
South East +6 755 £276 +0.25% 184
Midlands +6 430 £290 -7.94% 145
North of England -18 413 £300 +1.35% 179
West Midlands +6 319 £293 -8.59% 102
East of England +12 305 £225 -25.00% 91
North West +2 241 £325 +1.56% 92
South West -2 183 £320 +23.08% 93
Yorkshire -30 132 £240 -16.52% 69
East Midlands +5 107 £250 -16.67% 43
North East -12 43 £263 -19.23% 18
Microsoft Office
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, 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 2,137 (63.13%) Microsoft
2 1,462 (43.19%) Windows
3 940 (27.77%) Active Directory
4 818 (24.17%) Microsoft Excel
5 776 (22.92%) Office 365
6 749 (22.13%) Finance
7 659 (19.47%) Windows 7
8 604 (17.84%) Windows 10
9 595 (17.58%) ITIL
10 443 (13.09%) Project Management
11 430 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
12 414 (12.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 384 (11.34%) Problem-Solving
14 373 (11.02%) SharePoint
15 332 (9.81%) Agile Software Development
16 314 (9.28%) SCCM
17 308 (9.10%) Citrix
18 301 (8.89%) MS Exchange
19 299 (8.83%) MS Visio
20 297 (8.77%) Windows Server
21 287 (8.48%) Security Cleared
22 266 (7.86%) Migration
23 258 (7.62%) VMware
24 253 (7.47%) Microsoft Project
25 247 (7.30%) SLA
26 246 (7.27%) Degree
27 242 (7.15%) SQL
28 229 (6.77%) PRINCE2
29 225 (6.65%) Change Management
29 225 (6.65%) Stakeholder 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
1 373 (11.02%) SharePoint
2 301 (8.89%) MS Exchange
3 137 (4.05%) Skype for Business
4 87 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 69 (2.04%) Confluence
6 42 (1.24%) CMS
7 41 (1.21%) IIS
8 32 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
9 31 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
10 30 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
11 22 (0.65%) IBM Notes
11 22 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
12 21 (0.62%) SAS
12 21 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
13 18 (0.53%) Apache
14 12 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
15 11 (0.32%) WebSphere
16 9 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 8 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
17 8 (0.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 818 (24.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 414 (12.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 299 (8.83%) MS Visio
4 253 (7.47%) Microsoft Project
5 42 (1.24%) Spreadsheet
6 29 (0.86%) Open Workbench
7 18 (0.53%) Photoshop
8 11 (0.32%) InfoPath
9 8 (0.24%) Acrobat
10 7 (0.21%) Adobe Captivate
11 6 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
12 5 (0.15%) SOLIDWORKS
13 4 (0.12%) AutoCAD
13 4 (0.12%) NUKE
14 3 (0.089%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 3 (0.089%) InDesign
14 3 (0.089%) RoboHelp
15 2 (0.059%) Adobe After Effects
16 1 (0.030%) CATIA
16 1 (0.030%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 42 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.41%) HiPortfolio
3 11 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
3 11 (0.32%) Unit4 Business World
4 9 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
5 8 (0.24%) assyst
5 8 (0.24%) SAP ERP
5 8 (0.24%) SAP R/3
6 7 (0.21%) Elite 3E
7 6 (0.18%) Carpe Diem
8 5 (0.15%) CA PPM
8 5 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
8 5 (0.15%) Eikon
8 5 (0.15%) Eloqua
8 5 (0.15%) SAP FI
8 5 (0.15%) SAP SD
9 4 (0.12%) SAP CO
9 4 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
9 4 (0.12%) Visualfiles
10 3 (0.089%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 776 (22.92%) Office 365
2 174 (5.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 83 (2.45%) OneDrive
4 55 (1.62%) SaaS
5 41 (1.21%) G Suite
6 40 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
7 35 (1.03%) Azure Active Directory
8 32 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
9 31 (0.92%) PaaS
10 26 (0.77%) IaaS
10 26 (0.77%) Yammer
11 22 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
12 17 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
13 15 (0.44%) Mimecast
14 11 (0.32%) Google Analytics
15 6 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 6 (0.18%) Slack
16 5 (0.15%) Adobe Analytics
16 5 (0.15%) Trello
17 4 (0.12%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 185 (5.47%) LAN
2 172 (5.08%) DNS
3 165 (4.87%) VPN
4 159 (4.70%) WAN
5 152 (4.49%) Skype
6 140 (4.14%) DHCP
7 123 (3.63%) TCP/IP
8 117 (3.46%) Internet
9 103 (3.04%) Firewall
10 64 (1.89%) Wireless
11 61 (1.80%) VoIP
12 56 (1.65%) Cisco IOS
13 46 (1.36%) Remote Desktop
14 42 (1.24%) SAN
15 39 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
16 32 (0.95%) Network Security
17 30 (0.89%) Intranet
18 28 (0.83%) IPsec
19 24 (0.71%) WebEx
19 24 (0.71%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 185 (5.47%) SQL Server
2 53 (1.57%) Relational Database
3 40 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
4 38 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
4 38 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
5 36 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 35 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 32 (0.95%) MS Access
8 28 (0.83%) Power BI
9 25 (0.74%) QlikView
9 25 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
10 21 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
11 17 (0.50%) Oracle Database
12 16 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 15 (0.44%) MySQL
14 13 (0.38%) Big Data
15 12 (0.35%) RDBMS
16 11 (0.32%) Blockchain
16 11 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
17 10 (0.30%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 135 (3.99%) JIRA
2 33 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (0.59%) Visual Studio
4 14 (0.41%) MSI
4 14 (0.41%) Rational DOORS
5 13 (0.38%) Subversion
6 12 (0.35%) PVCS
6 12 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 11 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 10 (0.30%) SoapUI
9 8 (0.24%) Axure RP
9 8 (0.24%) Git (software)
10 6 (0.18%) Selenium
10 6 (0.18%) Visual Studio Team System
10 6 (0.18%) XMLSpy
11 5 (0.15%) Eclipse
11 5 (0.15%) Fiddler
11 5 (0.15%) Jenkins
11 5 (0.15%) Toad
12 4 (0.12%) Android Studio
General
1 749 (22.13%) Finance
2 176 (5.20%) Banking
3 136 (4.02%) Telecoms
4 112 (3.31%) Legal
5 100 (2.95%) Law
6 94 (2.78%) Marketing
7 87 (2.57%) Retail
8 70 (2.07%) Manufacturing
9 43 (1.27%) Publishing
10 40 (1.18%) Electronics
11 39 (1.15%) Advertising
12 35 (1.03%) Military
13 30 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
14 27 (0.80%) Investment Banking
14 27 (0.80%) Mandarin Language
15 26 (0.77%) Back Office
15 26 (0.77%) Front Office
16 21 (0.62%) Automotive
16 21 (0.62%) Financial Institution
16 21 (0.62%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1,126 (33.26%) Analyst
2 363 (10.72%) Service Analyst
3 322 (9.51%) Service Desk Analyst
4 314 (9.28%) Support Analyst
5 298 (8.80%) Desktop Support
6 275 (8.12%) Support Engineer
7 241 (7.12%) IT Support
8 238 (7.03%) Project Manager
9 234 (6.91%) 2nd Line Support
10 177 (5.23%) Business Analyst
11 150 (4.43%) IT Analyst
12 135 (3.99%) Desktop Engineer
13 122 (3.60%) Administrator
14 119 (3.52%) 1st Line Support
15 108 (3.19%) Developer
16 102 (3.01%) Coordinator
17 100 (2.95%) Consultant
18 99 (2.92%) Desktop Support Engineer
19 94 (2.78%) Service Desk Support
20 92 (2.72%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (1.86%) .NET
2 42 (1.24%) HTML
3 39 (1.15%) XML
4 31 (0.92%) Web Services
5 28 (0.83%) .NET Framework
5 28 (0.83%) CSS
6 27 (0.80%) jQuery
7 19 (0.56%) LDAP
8 15 (0.44%) Middleware
9 14 (0.41%) ASP.NET
10 13 (0.38%) COM
11 9 (0.27%) IBM Integration Bus
11 9 (0.27%) SOAP
11 9 (0.27%) WebSphere MQ
12 8 (0.24%) SAP Fiori
13 7 (0.21%) ISPF
13 7 (0.21%) Lucene
14 6 (0.18%) REST
14 6 (0.18%) Software Packaging
15 5 (0.15%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 430 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
2 184 (5.44%) Self-Motivation
3 132 (3.90%) Management Information System
4 107 (3.16%) Blackberry
5 89 (2.63%) Data Centre
6 69 (2.04%) iPhone
7 68 (2.01%) Video Conferencing
8 60 (1.77%) Smartphone
9 54 (1.60%) User Experience
10 53 (1.57%) iPad
11 47 (1.39%) NHS
12 45 (1.33%) Computer Science
13 40 (1.18%) Virtual Team
14 39 (1.15%) Driving Licence
14 39 (1.15%) Mobile App
15 35 (1.03%) Fat Client
15 35 (1.03%) Thin Client
16 30 (0.89%) e-Learning
17 23 (0.68%) Social Media
18 18 (0.53%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,462 (43.19%) Windows
2 659 (19.47%) Windows 7
3 604 (17.84%) Windows 10
4 297 (8.77%) Windows Server
5 168 (4.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 144 (4.25%) Apple iOS
7 136 (4.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 121 (3.57%) Windows 8
9 102 (3.01%) Linux
10 97 (2.87%) Windows XP
11 89 (2.63%) Android
12 88 (2.60%) Unix
13 85 (2.51%) Mac OS
14 60 (1.77%) Mac OS X
15 42 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
16 27 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 24 (0.71%) Solaris
18 21 (0.62%) Windows Vista
19 16 (0.47%) Windows 2000
20 11 (0.32%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 595 (17.58%) ITIL
2 443 (13.09%) Project Management
3 384 (11.34%) Problem-Solving
4 332 (9.81%) Agile Software Development
5 266 (7.86%) Migration
6 229 (6.77%) PRINCE2
7 225 (6.65%) Change Management
7 225 (6.65%) Stakeholder Management
8 224 (6.62%) Service Management
9 139 (4.11%) ITSM
10 136 (4.02%) Business Analysis
11 132 (3.90%) Incident Management
12 131 (3.87%) Decision-Making
13 124 (3.66%) Data Analysis
14 109 (3.22%) Waterfall
15 107 (3.16%) Time Management
16 106 (3.13%) Asset Management
17 103 (3.04%) ITIL V3
18 102 (3.01%) Service Delivery
19 96 (2.84%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 242 (7.15%) SQL
2 129 (3.81%) PowerShell
3 66 (1.95%) C
4 41 (1.21%) C#
4 41 (1.21%) T-SQL
5 37 (1.09%) VBA
6 34 (1.00%) Shell Script
7 30 (0.89%) Java
8 29 (0.86%) VB
9 25 (0.74%) JavaScript
10 21 (0.62%) Python
11 16 (0.47%) Korn
12 15 (0.44%) PL/SQL
12 15 (0.44%) VBScript
13 14 (0.41%) Bash Shell
14 10 (0.30%) C++
14 10 (0.30%) Perl
15 9 (0.27%) PHP
16 8 (0.24%) MATLAB
17 7 (0.21%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 287 (8.48%) Security Cleared
2 246 (7.27%) Degree
3 218 (6.44%) SC Cleared
4 151 (4.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 77 (2.27%) MCSE
6 71 (2.10%) MCSA
7 69 (2.04%) MCP
8 68 (2.01%) DV Cleared
9 62 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
10 53 (1.57%) ISEB
11 51 (1.51%) A+ Certification
12 43 (1.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 42 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
14 33 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 29 (0.86%) CCNA
16 27 (0.80%) DBS Check
17 23 (0.68%) PMI Certification
18 21 (0.62%) PMP
19 20 (0.59%) HNC
19 20 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 247 (7.30%) SLA
2 209 (6.17%) PMO
3 90 (2.66%) QA
4 39 (1.15%) GDPR
5 31 (0.92%) Data Quality
6 23 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 16 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 11 (0.32%) PCI DSS
9 8 (0.24%) COBIT
9 8 (0.24%) GxP
9 8 (0.24%) P3O
10 7 (0.21%) DO-254
10 7 (0.21%) JSP 440
11 6 (0.18%) Def Stans
11 6 (0.18%) IFRS
11 6 (0.18%) ISO 9001
12 5 (0.15%) ISO 9000
13 4 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
14 3 (0.089%) GAAP
14 3 (0.089%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 940 (27.77%) Active Directory
2 166 (4.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (1.45%) Hyper-V
4 46 (1.36%) BitLocker
5 43 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
5 43 (1.27%) XenApp
6 42 (1.24%) XenDesktop
7 41 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
8 40 (1.18%) Virtual Desktop
9 34 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
10 25 (0.74%) vSphere
11 18 (0.53%) XenServer
12 16 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
13 12 (0.35%) FreeRADIUS
13 12 (0.35%) Terminal Services
13 12 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
13 12 (0.35%) VMware Server
14 10 (0.30%) Firmware
15 7 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 7 (0.21%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 314 (9.28%) SCCM
2 105 (3.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 54 (1.60%) Microsoft Intune
4 41 (1.21%) WSUS
5 27 (0.80%) AirWatch
5 27 (0.80%) Backup Exec
6 26 (0.77%) SCOM
7 24 (0.71%) OVSD
8 19 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
9 14 (0.41%) Oracle ZFS
9 14 (0.41%) vCenter Server
10 13 (0.38%) OpenView
11 11 (0.32%) NetBackup
12 10 (0.30%) BMC PATROL
12 10 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
13 9 (0.27%) Ansible
13 9 (0.27%) HP ALM
13 9 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
14 7 (0.21%) Microsoft Clustering
14 7 (0.21%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2,137 (63.13%) Microsoft
2 308 (9.10%) Citrix
3 258 (7.62%) VMware
4 214 (6.32%) Apple
5 191 (5.64%) Cisco
6 177 (5.23%) HP
7 137 (4.05%) ServiceNow
8 127 (3.75%) SAP
9 119 (3.52%) Oracle
10 90 (2.66%) Remedy
11 85 (2.51%) Adobe
12 79 (2.33%) McAfee
13 70 (2.07%) Google
14 55 (1.62%) Ivanti
15 42 (1.24%) NetApp
16 40 (1.18%) Juniper
17 39 (1.15%) Wyse
18 36 (1.06%) Dell
19 35 (1.03%) Bloomberg
20 34 (1.00%) Sophos