Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 58 49
Rank change year-on-year -6 -9 -14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 3,259 3,022 3,831
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.51% 3.59% 3.94%
As % of the Applications category 40.23% 40.65% 41.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,839 1,719 2,051
England median daily rate £300 £300 £300
10th Percentile £120 £124 £125
90th Percentile £519 £500 £500
UK median daily rate £285 £300 £298
% change year-on-year -5.00% +0.84% +2.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 426 611
England median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
10th Percentile £10.50 £9.25 £9.44
90th Percentile £27.85 £37.00 £26.00
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +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 8,101 7,435 9,333
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.73% 8.84% 9.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,911 4,390 5,647
England median daily rate £370 £350 £342
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% +2.34% +1.33%
10th Percentile £145 £150 £156
90th Percentile £550 £538 £538
UK median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +3.71% +3.70% +1.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 713 661 834
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £10.50 £9.81 £9.73
90th Percentile £39.35 £43.75 £38.68
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.42
% change year-on-year +3.13% -2.56% +9.47%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +2 1,347 £276 -15.08% 242
South East -6 795 £300 -7.26% 163
North of England -16 366 £325 +12.07% 194
Midlands +5 329 £290 +0.87% 114
East of England +5 257 £250 -16.67% 68
West Midlands -1 199 £308 +35.91% 61
North West -7 187 £325 +12.07% 86
South West -4 171 £286 +13.37% 70
East Midlands +4 123 £215 -28.33% 52
Yorkshire -33 115 £300 -7.69% 87
North East +8 67 £325 +18.18% 21
South Coast -2 1 - -
Microsoft Office
UK

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 2,029 (62.26%) Microsoft
2 1,391 (42.68%) Windows
3 895 (27.46%) Active Directory
4 763 (23.41%) Microsoft Excel
5 723 (22.18%) Finance
6 685 (21.02%) Office 365
7 607 (18.63%) Windows 7
8 576 (17.67%) ITIL
9 536 (16.45%) Windows 10
10 435 (13.35%) Project Management
11 406 (12.46%) Problem-Solving
12 404 (12.40%) Analytical Skills
13 364 (11.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 338 (10.37%) Windows Server
15 334 (10.25%) Security Cleared
16 308 (9.45%) Citrix
17 305 (9.36%) SharePoint
18 302 (9.27%) MS Visio
19 291 (8.93%) SQL
20 289 (8.87%) Agile Software Development
21 273 (8.38%) MS Exchange
22 270 (8.28%) Migration
23 263 (8.07%) SC Cleared
24 248 (7.61%) SCCM
24 248 (7.61%) Degree
25 239 (7.33%) VMware
26 234 (7.18%) SLA
27 232 (7.12%) Microsoft Project
28 228 (7.00%) Service Management
29 226 (6.93%) 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
1 305 (9.36%) SharePoint
2 273 (8.38%) MS Exchange
3 138 (4.23%) Skype for Business
4 88 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 64 (1.96%) IIS
6 39 (1.20%) Confluence
7 35 (1.07%) CMS
8 34 (1.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 34 (1.04%) IBM Notes
9 27 (0.83%) SAS
10 23 (0.71%) Apache
10 23 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
11 21 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
12 19 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
12 19 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
13 17 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
13 17 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
13 17 (0.52%) Tomcat
14 13 (0.40%) JBoss
15 8 (0.25%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 763 (23.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 364 (11.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 302 (9.27%) MS Visio
4 232 (7.12%) Microsoft Project
5 47 (1.44%) Spreadsheet
6 26 (0.80%) Photoshop
7 16 (0.49%) Acrobat
8 11 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 7 (0.21%) Open Workbench
10 5 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
10 5 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.15%) InDesign
10 5 (0.15%) Windchill
11 4 (0.12%) AutoCAD
11 4 (0.12%) InVision
11 4 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
11 4 (0.12%) SPSS
12 3 (0.092%) NUKE
13 2 (0.061%) Adobe After Effects
13 2 (0.061%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 43 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
3 10 (0.31%) Elite 3E
3 10 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
4 9 (0.28%) SAP R/3
5 8 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
5 8 (0.25%) SAP SD
6 7 (0.21%) assyst
6 7 (0.21%) Eikon
6 7 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 6 (0.18%) Servitor
7 6 (0.18%) Teamcenter
8 5 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
8 5 (0.15%) SimCorp Dimension
9 4 (0.12%) Actimize
9 4 (0.12%) CA PPM
9 4 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
9 4 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
9 4 (0.12%) Oracle Utilities
9 4 (0.12%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 685 (21.02%) Office 365
2 176 (5.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 53 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
4 46 (1.41%) SaaS
5 38 (1.17%) OneDrive
6 30 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
6 30 (0.92%) G Suite
7 29 (0.89%) Azure Active Directory
8 17 (0.52%) PaaS
8 17 (0.52%) Yammer
9 15 (0.46%) Google Analytics
9 15 (0.46%) IaaS
10 13 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
11 12 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
12 11 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 6 (0.18%) NuGet
14 5 (0.15%) Mimecast
14 5 (0.15%) Serverless
15 4 (0.12%) Google Play
15 4 (0.12%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 192 (5.89%) DNS
2 163 (5.00%) VPN
3 162 (4.97%) DHCP
4 156 (4.79%) Skype
5 138 (4.23%) LAN
6 125 (3.84%) Internet
7 123 (3.77%) TCP/IP
7 123 (3.77%) WAN
8 82 (2.52%) Firewall
9 79 (2.42%) VoIP
10 64 (1.96%) Remote Desktop
11 46 (1.41%) SAN
12 41 (1.26%) Wireless
13 29 (0.89%) Intranet
14 28 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
15 26 (0.80%) VLAN
16 25 (0.77%) Network Security
17 24 (0.74%) IP Telephony
18 21 (0.64%) FTP
19 19 (0.58%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 180 (5.52%) SQL Server
2 36 (1.10%) Power BI
3 33 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
4 32 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 24 (0.74%) Relational Database
5 24 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 20 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
7 17 (0.52%) MS Access
8 16 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
8 16 (0.49%) MySQL
8 16 (0.49%) SQL Server 2016
9 15 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
10 14 (0.43%) Big Data
11 12 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
11 12 (0.37%) QlikView
11 12 (0.37%) SQL Server 2014
11 12 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 11 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
12 11 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
13 8 (0.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 114 (3.50%) JIRA
2 49 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 37 (1.14%) Visual Studio
4 19 (0.58%) PVCS
5 17 (0.52%) MSI
6 16 (0.49%) Git (software)
7 15 (0.46%) Selenium
8 11 (0.34%) Subversion
9 10 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 8 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 7 (0.21%) Rational DOORS
12 6 (0.18%) Jenkins
13 5 (0.15%) Eclipse
13 5 (0.15%) SoapUI
13 5 (0.15%) StarTeam
14 4 (0.12%) Axure RP
14 4 (0.12%) GCC
14 4 (0.12%) Maven
14 4 (0.12%) TeamCity
14 4 (0.12%) WinDbg
General
1 723 (22.18%) Finance
2 166 (5.09%) Banking
3 145 (4.45%) Legal
4 133 (4.08%) Retail
5 122 (3.74%) Telecoms
6 99 (3.04%) Law
7 70 (2.15%) Marketing
8 56 (1.72%) Manufacturing
9 43 (1.32%) French Language
10 36 (1.10%) Advertising
11 35 (1.07%) German Language
12 34 (1.04%) Mandarin Language
13 32 (0.98%) Military
14 31 (0.95%) Publishing
15 29 (0.89%) Financial Institution
15 29 (0.89%) Investment Banking
16 26 (0.80%) Billing
17 20 (0.61%) Automotive
17 20 (0.61%) Electronics
17 20 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,009 (30.96%) Analyst
2 319 (9.79%) Desktop Support
3 302 (9.27%) Service Analyst
4 279 (8.56%) Support Engineer
5 269 (8.25%) Service Desk Analyst
5 269 (8.25%) Support Analyst
6 248 (7.61%) 2nd Line Support
7 214 (6.57%) IT Support
8 192 (5.89%) Project Manager
9 181 (5.55%) Business Analyst
10 147 (4.51%) Developer
11 130 (3.99%) Desktop Engineer
12 124 (3.80%) IT Analyst
13 120 (3.68%) Administrator
14 119 (3.65%) 1st Line Support
15 101 (3.10%) Service Desk Support
16 99 (3.04%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 90 (2.76%) Coordinator
17 90 (2.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
18 89 (2.73%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (2.55%) .NET
2 59 (1.81%) HTML
3 56 (1.72%) Web Services
3 56 (1.72%) XML
4 34 (1.04%) CSS
5 25 (0.77%) REST
6 22 (0.68%) ASP.NET
6 22 (0.68%) jQuery
7 19 (0.58%) .NET Framework
7 19 (0.58%) HTML5
8 16 (0.49%) JSON
9 11 (0.34%) SOAP
10 10 (0.31%) AngularJS
11 9 (0.28%) CSS3
11 9 (0.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 8 (0.25%) XMPP
13 7 (0.21%) 802.1X
13 7 (0.21%) COM
13 7 (0.21%) Oracle Fusion
13 7 (0.21%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 404 (12.40%) Analytical Skills
2 160 (4.91%) Self-Motivation
3 136 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 104 (3.19%) Blackberry
5 99 (3.04%) Data Centre
6 66 (2.03%) iPhone
6 66 (2.03%) Smartphone
7 64 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
8 50 (1.53%) Computer Science
8 50 (1.53%) User Experience
9 49 (1.50%) iPad
10 47 (1.44%) Driving Licence
11 44 (1.35%) NHS
12 36 (1.10%) CMDB
13 33 (1.01%) Fat Client
13 33 (1.01%) Thin Client
14 27 (0.83%) e-Learning
15 26 (0.80%) Mobile App
16 19 (0.58%) Social Media
17 18 (0.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1,391 (42.68%) Windows
2 607 (18.63%) Windows 7
3 536 (16.45%) Windows 10
4 338 (10.37%) Windows Server
5 201 (6.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 176 (5.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 137 (4.20%) Windows 8
8 123 (3.77%) Apple iOS
9 110 (3.38%) Windows XP
10 108 (3.31%) Android
11 98 (3.01%) Linux
12 76 (2.33%) Unix
13 67 (2.06%) Mac OS
14 65 (1.99%) Windows Server 2003
15 50 (1.53%) Mac OS X
16 23 (0.71%) Solaris
17 21 (0.64%) Windows Vista
18 19 (0.58%) Windows 2000
19 18 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 11 (0.34%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 576 (17.67%) ITIL
2 435 (13.35%) Project Management
3 406 (12.46%) Problem-Solving
4 289 (8.87%) Agile Software Development
5 270 (8.28%) Migration
6 228 (7.00%) Service Management
7 226 (6.93%) Change Management
8 221 (6.78%) PRINCE2
9 219 (6.72%) Stakeholder Management
10 153 (4.69%) Business Analysis
11 141 (4.33%) Time Management
12 139 (4.27%) Service Delivery
13 115 (3.53%) CRM
14 110 (3.38%) Decision-Making
15 105 (3.22%) Incident Management
15 105 (3.22%) Programme Management
16 103 (3.16%) Business Intelligence
17 102 (3.13%) Problem Management
18 98 (3.01%) Risk Management
19 97 (2.98%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 291 (8.93%) SQL
2 123 (3.77%) PowerShell
3 72 (2.21%) C#
4 62 (1.90%) VBA
5 59 (1.81%) C
6 52 (1.60%) JavaScript
7 48 (1.47%) T-SQL
8 40 (1.23%) Java
9 28 (0.86%) VB
10 24 (0.74%) VBScript
11 21 (0.64%) VB.NET
12 19 (0.58%) Python
13 15 (0.46%) PL/SQL
14 12 (0.37%) Perl
15 11 (0.34%) PHP
15 11 (0.34%) R
16 10 (0.31%) C++
16 10 (0.31%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 8 (0.25%) XPath
18 6 (0.18%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 334 (10.25%) Security Cleared
2 263 (8.07%) SC Cleared
3 248 (7.61%) Degree
4 132 (4.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 75 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
6 69 (2.12%) DV Cleared
6 69 (2.12%) MCSE
7 61 (1.87%) MCP
8 59 (1.81%) ISEB
9 55 (1.69%) PMI Certification
9 55 (1.69%) PMP
10 47 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
10 47 (1.44%) MCSA
11 34 (1.04%) CCNA
12 30 (0.92%) ISTQB
13 27 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 27 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 27 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 23 (0.71%) DBS Check
15 22 (0.68%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 234 (7.18%) SLA
2 189 (5.80%) PMO
3 73 (2.24%) QA
4 70 (2.15%) GDPR
5 41 (1.26%) Data Quality
6 22 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 21 (0.64%) ISO 9001
8 17 (0.52%) Def Stans
9 13 (0.40%) PCI DSS
10 7 (0.21%) IFRS
11 6 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (0.15%) IFRS 9
13 4 (0.12%) HL7
14 3 (0.092%) Disclosure Scotland
14 3 (0.092%) DO-254
14 3 (0.092%) Dodd-Frank
14 3 (0.092%) ISO 9000
15 2 (0.061%) ISO 22301
15 2 (0.061%) P3O
15 2 (0.061%) PMBOK
System Software
1 895 (27.46%) Active Directory
2 162 (4.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (2.18%) XenApp
4 55 (1.69%) Hyper-V
5 43 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
6 41 (1.26%) Virtual Desktop
7 38 (1.17%) vSphere
8 27 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
8 27 (0.83%) XenDesktop
9 25 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
10 19 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
11 14 (0.43%) BitLocker
12 13 (0.40%) NFS
13 11 (0.34%) DFS Replication
14 6 (0.18%) Firmware
14 6 (0.18%) Terminal Services
14 6 (0.18%) XenServer
15 5 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
16 4 (0.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 3 (0.092%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 248 (7.61%) SCCM
2 85 (2.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 51 (1.56%) Microsoft Intune
4 34 (1.04%) SCOM
5 32 (0.98%) AirWatch
6 27 (0.83%) WSUS
7 21 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
8 20 (0.61%) OVSD
9 17 (0.52%) Backup Exec
10 16 (0.49%) vCenter Server
11 15 (0.46%) HP ALM
12 14 (0.43%) OpenView
12 14 (0.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 12 (0.37%) Failover Clustering
13 12 (0.37%) NetBackup
14 11 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
15 9 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
15 9 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
16 8 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
16 8 (0.25%) SCSM
Vendors
1 2,029 (62.26%) Microsoft
2 308 (9.45%) Citrix
3 239 (7.33%) VMware
4 204 (6.26%) Cisco
5 165 (5.06%) Apple
5 165 (5.06%) HP
6 96 (2.95%) ServiceNow
7 94 (2.88%) Oracle
8 85 (2.61%) Adobe
9 83 (2.55%) SAP
10 67 (2.06%) Google
11 64 (1.96%) NetApp
12 57 (1.75%) Ivanti
13 53 (1.63%) Remedy
14 50 (1.53%) IBM
15 49 (1.50%) Dell
16 43 (1.32%) McAfee
17 38 (1.17%) Avaya
17 38 (1.17%) Bloomberg
18 35 (1.07%) CheckPoint