Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 64 63 60
Rank change year-on-year -1 -3 -13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 3,070 3,278 3,064
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.52% 3.54% 3.60%
As % of the Applications category 43.05% 40.43% 40.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,738 1,848 1,766
England median daily rate £300 £300 £300
10th Percentile £121 £120 £124
90th Percentile £525 £525 £506
UK median daily rate £300 £288 £300
% change year-on-year +4.35% -4.17% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 473 434
England median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.69% -1.67%
10th Percentile £10.58 £10.42 £9.25
90th Percentile £26.65 £29.07 £37.20
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.20
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.11% -5.33%

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 7,131 8,107 7,565
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.18% 8.75% 8.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,156 4,925 4,490
England median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £145 £145 £150
90th Percentile £575 £569 £538
UK median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +2.74% +4.29% +2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 605 718 685
England median hourly rate £16.30 £16.20 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.62% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £44.13 £38.75 £42.50
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% -3.67%

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 April 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 23 April 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 23 April 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 -12 1,157 £300 +9.09% 76
South East +2 743 £325 +8.33% 33
North of England +21 397 £288 -11.54% 50
Midlands +3 345 £263 -12.50% 27
West Midlands +8 237 £295 -9.23% 16
East of England -2 222 £250 -15.97% 9
Yorkshire +49 197 £300 -1.23% 16
South West -16 187 £289 +5.00% 25
North West -5 153 £220 -32.39% 28
East Midlands +2 106 £200 -13.51% 11
North East -10 47 £350 +2.94% 6
Microsoft Office
UK

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 1,859 (60.55%) Microsoft
2 1,367 (44.53%) Windows
3 929 (30.26%) Active Directory
4 781 (25.44%) Office 365
5 738 (24.04%) Microsoft Excel
6 672 (21.89%) Finance
7 557 (18.14%) Windows 10
8 520 (16.94%) Windows 7
9 488 (15.90%) ITIL
10 460 (14.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 406 (13.22%) Agile Software Development
12 389 (12.67%) Project Management
13 375 (12.21%) Analytical Skills
14 348 (11.34%) SharePoint
15 326 (10.62%) Problem-Solving
16 289 (9.41%) SCCM
17 266 (8.66%) Windows Server
18 264 (8.60%) SQL
19 253 (8.24%) Degree
20 248 (8.08%) Citrix
21 233 (7.59%) Security Cleared
22 223 (7.26%) MS Visio
23 220 (7.17%) Microsoft Project
24 219 (7.13%) MS Exchange
24 219 (7.13%) SLA
25 218 (7.10%) Migration
26 217 (7.07%) Stakeholder Management
27 215 (7.00%) Microsoft Azure
28 200 (6.51%) Service Management
29 199 (6.48%) PMO

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
1 348 (11.34%) SharePoint
2 219 (7.13%) MS Exchange
3 138 (4.50%) Skype for Business
4 128 (4.17%) Confluence
5 54 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2010
6 37 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2013
6 37 (1.21%) IIS
7 27 (0.88%) CMS
7 27 (0.88%) IBM Notes
8 26 (0.85%) SAS
9 19 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
10 17 (0.55%) Tomcat
11 16 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
12 15 (0.49%) TPMS
13 10 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2003
13 10 (0.33%) MS Project Server
14 7 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 7 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
15 6 (0.20%) IBM Domino
16 5 (0.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 738 (24.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 460 (14.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 223 (7.26%) MS Visio
4 220 (7.17%) Microsoft Project
5 25 (0.81%) Open Workbench
6 22 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
7 21 (0.68%) Camtasia
8 13 (0.42%) Adobe Captivate
9 11 (0.36%) XMetaL
10 9 (0.29%) Acrobat
10 9 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
10 9 (0.29%) Photoshop
11 8 (0.26%) InDesign
12 7 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 5 (0.16%) AutoCAD
14 4 (0.13%) Siemens NX
14 4 (0.13%) Stata
15 3 (0.098%) Blender
15 3 (0.098%) SOLIDWORKS
15 3 (0.098%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 32 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.59%) assyst
2 18 (0.59%) SAP S/4HANA
3 9 (0.29%) Eikon
3 9 (0.29%) Elite 3E
3 9 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 8 (0.26%) Carpe Diem
4 8 (0.26%) NetSuite
4 8 (0.26%) Retail-J
4 8 (0.26%) SAP EWM
4 8 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
4 8 (0.26%) SAP R/3
5 6 (0.20%) Primavera
5 6 (0.20%) SAP FI
6 5 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (0.16%) SAP BPC
6 5 (0.16%) SAP CO
6 5 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
7 4 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 781 (25.44%) Office 365
2 215 (7.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 84 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
4 68 (2.21%) SaaS
5 48 (1.56%) Azure Active Directory
6 40 (1.30%) OneDrive
7 39 (1.27%) PaaS
8 35 (1.14%) IaaS
9 30 (0.98%) G Suite
10 26 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
11 20 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
12 18 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
13 16 (0.52%) Yammer
14 15 (0.49%) SuccessFactors
15 11 (0.36%) Trello
16 10 (0.33%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 9 (0.29%) Mimecast
18 6 (0.20%) Adobe Analytics
18 6 (0.20%) Slack
19 5 (0.16%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 197 (6.42%) LAN
2 158 (5.15%) DNS
3 157 (5.11%) VPN
4 156 (5.08%) WAN
5 148 (4.82%) Skype
6 143 (4.66%) TCP/IP
7 126 (4.10%) DHCP
8 120 (3.91%) Internet
9 117 (3.81%) Firewall
10 60 (1.95%) Wireless
11 54 (1.76%) Remote Desktop
12 49 (1.60%) SAN
13 44 (1.43%) VoIP
14 41 (1.34%) Intranet
15 31 (1.01%) WebEx
16 27 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
17 23 (0.75%) IP Telephony
18 21 (0.68%) NAS
19 18 (0.59%) Cisco ASA
20 17 (0.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (3.94%) SQL Server
2 37 (1.21%) BusinessObjects
3 34 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 32 (1.04%) Power BI
5 28 (0.91%) Relational Database
6 27 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
7 25 (0.81%) Big Data
8 21 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 18 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
10 16 (0.52%) MS Access
11 15 (0.49%) Oracle Database
11 15 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 14 (0.46%) GIS
12 14 (0.46%) Oracle OWB
13 10 (0.33%) MySQL
14 9 (0.29%) Crystal Reports
15 8 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
16 6 (0.20%) Oracle Discoverer
16 6 (0.20%) QlikView
16 6 (0.20%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 196 (6.38%) JIRA
2 36 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 27 (0.88%) Git (software)
3 27 (0.88%) Visual Studio
4 15 (0.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 15 (0.49%) Visual Studio Team System
5 14 (0.46%) MSI
6 11 (0.36%) WiX
7 10 (0.33%) Jenkins
8 8 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
9 6 (0.20%) PVCS
9 6 (0.20%) Selenium
10 5 (0.16%) Hudson
11 4 (0.13%) Fiddler
11 4 (0.13%) Rational Rhapsody
12 3 (0.098%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (0.098%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.098%) JUnit
12 3 (0.098%) Subversion
13 2 (0.065%) Ant
General
1 672 (21.89%) Finance
2 135 (4.40%) Banking
3 118 (3.84%) Telecoms
4 81 (2.64%) Legal
5 80 (2.61%) Retail
6 71 (2.31%) Law
7 61 (1.99%) Marketing
8 56 (1.82%) Manufacturing
9 39 (1.27%) Financial Institution
10 32 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
11 29 (0.94%) German Language
12 28 (0.91%) French Language
13 26 (0.85%) Investment Banking
14 22 (0.72%) Publishing
15 21 (0.68%) Electronics
16 20 (0.65%) Billing
17 17 (0.55%) Back Office
18 15 (0.49%) Advertising
18 15 (0.49%) Front Office
18 15 (0.49%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 1,000 (32.57%) Analyst
2 311 (10.13%) Service Analyst
3 304 (9.90%) Support Engineer
4 280 (9.12%) Service Desk Analyst
5 243 (7.92%) Support Analyst
6 233 (7.59%) Desktop Support
7 202 (6.58%) Project Manager
8 182 (5.93%) 2nd Line Support
9 181 (5.90%) IT Support
10 174 (5.67%) Business Analyst
11 145 (4.72%) Desktop Engineer
12 128 (4.17%) 1st Line Support
13 120 (3.91%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 118 (3.84%) IT Analyst
15 110 (3.58%) Developer
16 101 (3.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 95 (3.09%) Administrator
18 92 (3.00%) Service Desk Support
19 87 (2.83%) Consultant
20 86 (2.80%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (2.21%) .NET
2 55 (1.79%) HTML
3 52 (1.69%) Web Services
4 45 (1.47%) XML
5 34 (1.11%) CSS
6 23 (0.75%) ASP.NET
7 20 (0.65%) jQuery
8 16 (0.52%) Software Packaging
9 15 (0.49%) LDAP
10 13 (0.42%) COM
11 12 (0.39%) Node.js
12 11 (0.36%) Elastic Stack
12 11 (0.36%) HTML5
12 11 (0.36%) RabbitMQ
13 10 (0.33%) SAML
13 10 (0.33%) WPF
14 9 (0.29%) .NET Core
14 9 (0.29%) AngularJS
14 9 (0.29%) JSON
14 9 (0.29%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 375 (12.21%) Analytical Skills
2 197 (6.42%) Self-Motivation
3 128 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 83 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
5 78 (2.54%) iPhone
6 70 (2.28%) Data Centre
7 68 (2.21%) Blackberry
8 55 (1.79%) Smartphone
9 52 (1.69%) iPad
10 48 (1.56%) Driving Licence
11 36 (1.17%) Virtual Team
12 35 (1.14%) NHS
13 34 (1.11%) e-Learning
14 33 (1.07%) PMI
15 28 (0.91%) User Experience
16 27 (0.88%) Mobile App
16 27 (0.88%) Public Cloud
17 25 (0.81%) Fat Client
17 25 (0.81%) Thin Client
18 23 (0.75%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1,367 (44.53%) Windows
2 557 (18.14%) Windows 10
3 520 (16.94%) Windows 7
4 266 (8.66%) Windows Server
5 122 (3.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 102 (3.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 100 (3.26%) Windows 8
8 98 (3.19%) Android
9 93 (3.03%) Apple iOS
10 89 (2.90%) Windows XP
11 78 (2.54%) Linux
12 62 (2.02%) Mac OS
13 49 (1.60%) Unix
14 42 (1.37%) Mac OS X
15 36 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
16 15 (0.49%) VME
17 12 (0.39%) Windows 2000
18 11 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 10 (0.33%) AIX
19 10 (0.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 488 (15.90%) ITIL
2 406 (13.22%) Agile Software Development
3 389 (12.67%) Project Management
4 326 (10.62%) Problem-Solving
5 218 (7.10%) Migration
6 217 (7.07%) Stakeholder Management
7 200 (6.51%) Service Management
8 189 (6.16%) Change Management
9 136 (4.43%) PRINCE2
10 132 (4.30%) Service Delivery
11 125 (4.07%) Data Analysis
12 124 (4.04%) SDLC
13 119 (3.88%) Business Intelligence
14 110 (3.58%) Decision-Making
15 106 (3.45%) Time Management
16 103 (3.36%) Scrum
17 101 (3.29%) CRM
18 100 (3.26%) Data Modelling
18 100 (3.26%) Waterfall
19 98 (3.19%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 264 (8.60%) SQL
2 153 (4.98%) PowerShell
3 63 (2.05%) VBA
4 56 (1.82%) Java
4 56 (1.82%) Python
5 47 (1.53%) C
6 43 (1.40%) C#
7 41 (1.34%) VB
8 28 (0.91%) JavaScript
9 27 (0.88%) T-SQL
10 18 (0.59%) PHP
11 16 (0.52%) VB.NET
11 16 (0.52%) VB6
11 16 (0.52%) VBScript
12 12 (0.39%) MATLAB
13 11 (0.36%) Perl
13 11 (0.36%) R
14 10 (0.33%) Apex Code
14 10 (0.33%) Bash Shell
15 8 (0.26%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 253 (8.24%) Degree
2 233 (7.59%) Security Cleared
3 165 (5.37%) SC Cleared
4 136 (4.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 66 (2.15%) MCSE
6 65 (2.12%) ITIL Certification
7 56 (1.82%) MCP
8 51 (1.66%) MCSA
8 51 (1.66%) PMI Certification
9 44 (1.43%) DV Cleared
10 41 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
11 40 (1.30%) A+ Certification
12 36 (1.17%) ISEB
12 36 (1.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 35 (1.14%) CCNA
14 29 (0.94%) ISTQB
15 26 (0.85%) PMP
16 25 (0.81%) DBS Check
16 25 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 21 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 219 (7.13%) SLA
2 199 (6.48%) PMO
3 76 (2.48%) QA
4 35 (1.14%) GDPR
5 32 (1.04%) Data Quality
6 31 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 13 (0.42%) PCI DSS
8 12 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 11 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
10 10 (0.33%) ISO 9001
11 8 (0.26%) P3O
12 7 (0.23%) MiFID
13 6 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
13 6 (0.20%) SEPA
14 5 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 5 (0.16%) GxP
14 5 (0.16%) ISO 20022
15 4 (0.13%) ISO 15022
15 4 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 3 (0.098%) Basel III
System Software
1 929 (30.26%) Active Directory
2 108 (3.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 57 (1.86%) Hyper-V
4 53 (1.73%) XenApp
5 41 (1.34%) XenDesktop
6 36 (1.17%) Virtual Desktop
7 33 (1.07%) Microsoft App-V
8 23 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
9 22 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
9 22 (0.72%) vSphere
10 18 (0.59%) BitLocker
11 13 (0.42%) Terminal Services
11 13 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
12 11 (0.36%) Docker
12 11 (0.36%) Firmware
12 11 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
13 9 (0.29%) XenServer
14 7 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 3 (0.098%) DFS Replication
15 3 (0.098%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 289 (9.41%) SCCM
2 39 (1.27%) Microsoft Intune
3 36 (1.17%) SCOM
4 32 (1.04%) AirWatch
5 24 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 23 (0.75%) Single Sign-On
7 16 (0.52%) Puppet
8 13 (0.42%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 12 (0.39%) Microsoft Clustering
9 12 (0.39%) NetBackup
9 12 (0.39%) SCOrch
9 12 (0.39%) WSUS
10 11 (0.36%) HP ALM
10 11 (0.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 11 (0.36%) vCenter Server
11 10 (0.33%) Jamf Pro
11 10 (0.33%) Opsview
11 10 (0.33%) QRadar
11 10 (0.33%) SCVMM
11 10 (0.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1,859 (60.55%) Microsoft
2 248 (8.08%) Citrix
3 177 (5.77%) VMware
4 169 (5.50%) SAP
5 151 (4.92%) Cisco
6 116 (3.78%) Oracle
7 110 (3.58%) Apple
8 102 (3.32%) HP
9 100 (3.26%) ServiceNow
10 67 (2.18%) Remedy
11 63 (2.05%) Google
12 56 (1.82%) Adobe
13 39 (1.27%) iManage
14 38 (1.24%) Dell
14 38 (1.24%) Ivanti
15 37 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
15 37 (1.21%) Symantec
16 36 (1.17%) Avaya
17 35 (1.14%) Bloomberg
18 32 (1.04%) Tableau