Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 63 51
Rank change year-on-year -3 -12 -14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 3,274 3,078 3,997
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.51% 3.46% 3.98%
As % of the Applications category 41.68% 39.15% 42.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,831 1,720 2,194
England median daily rate £300 £315 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £120 £124 £120
90th Percentile £515 £503 £500
UK median daily rate £288 £311 £300
% change year-on-year -7.63% +3.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 474 421 569
England median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.30% -6.25% +10.34%
10th Percentile £10.52 £9.75 £9.27
90th Percentile £25.50 £37.50 £28.49
UK median hourly rate £15.48 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +3.20% -3.23% +6.90%

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 7,856 7,862 9,387
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.42% 8.84% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,665 4,654 5,602
England median daily rate £375 £363 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +6.62% -
10th Percentile £148 £150 £150
90th Percentile £563 £550 £525
UK median daily rate £374 £358 £338
% change year-on-year +4.62% +5.93% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 696 650 824
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.00 £9.83
90th Percentile £40.50 £43.75 £38.75
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.22 £16.50
% change year-on-year +1.76% -1.73% +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 19 August 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 19 August 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 19 August 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 1,271 £300 -7.69% 239
South East +3 788 £300 -4.00% 165
Midlands +8 387 £293 -8.59% 122
North of England -19 360 £325 +10.17% 156
East of England +8 280 £225 -28.46% 84
West Midlands +10 271 £315 -3.08% 75
North West -7 199 £340 +4.62% 70
South West +6 188 £288 +28.00% 80
Yorkshire -39 115 £258 -5.50% 72
East Midlands -7 109 £214 -28.75% 46
North East -6 49 £255 -17.07% 14
South Coast - 1 - -
Microsoft Office
UK

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 2,041 (62.34%) Microsoft
2 1,417 (43.28%) Windows
3 925 (28.25%) Active Directory
4 764 (23.34%) Office 365
5 751 (22.94%) Microsoft Excel
6 736 (22.48%) Finance
7 612 (18.69%) Windows 7
8 568 (17.35%) Windows 10
9 563 (17.20%) ITIL
10 433 (13.23%) Analytical Skills
11 431 (13.16%) Project Management
12 368 (11.24%) Problem-Solving
13 367 (11.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 341 (10.42%) Windows Server
15 338 (10.32%) SharePoint
16 329 (10.05%) Agile Software Development
17 313 (9.56%) SCCM
18 310 (9.47%) Citrix
19 305 (9.32%) Security Cleared
20 303 (9.25%) MS Visio
21 302 (9.22%) Migration
22 284 (8.67%) MS Exchange
23 252 (7.70%) Microsoft Project
24 241 (7.36%) SC Cleared
25 240 (7.33%) Degree
26 238 (7.27%) PRINCE2
27 234 (7.15%) SLA
28 231 (7.06%) Change Management
29 230 (7.03%) VMware
30 216 (6.60%) SQL

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
1 338 (10.32%) SharePoint
2 284 (8.67%) MS Exchange
3 151 (4.61%) Skype for Business
4 87 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2010
5 63 (1.92%) IIS
6 52 (1.59%) Confluence
7 46 (1.41%) CMS
8 28 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
9 26 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
10 24 (0.73%) Apache
11 21 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
11 21 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
12 20 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 20 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
13 18 (0.55%) SAS
14 17 (0.52%) IBM Notes
15 13 (0.40%) Tomcat
16 12 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
17 8 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
18 7 (0.21%) JBoss
Applications
1 751 (22.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 367 (11.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 303 (9.25%) MS Visio
4 252 (7.70%) Microsoft Project
5 55 (1.68%) Spreadsheet
6 23 (0.70%) Open Workbench
7 15 (0.46%) Photoshop
8 12 (0.37%) Acrobat
9 10 (0.31%) InfoPath
10 6 (0.18%) AutoCAD
11 5 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
11 5 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 5 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
11 5 (0.15%) InDesign
12 4 (0.12%) SPSS
13 3 (0.092%) NUKE
13 3 (0.092%) SOLIDWORKS
14 2 (0.061%) InVision
15 1 (0.031%) CATIA
15 1 (0.031%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 37 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
3 10 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
4 7 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.21%) SAP ERP
5 6 (0.18%) assyst
5 6 (0.18%) CA PPM
5 6 (0.18%) SAP R/3
5 6 (0.18%) SAP SD
5 6 (0.18%) Servitor
6 5 (0.15%) Elite 3E
6 5 (0.15%) Eloqua
6 5 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 4 (0.12%) Actimize
7 4 (0.12%) Carpe Diem
7 4 (0.12%) Teamcenter
8 3 (0.092%) Eikon
8 3 (0.092%) HiPortfolio
8 3 (0.092%) SAP S/4HANA
8 3 (0.092%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 764 (23.34%) Office 365
2 190 (5.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 61 (1.86%) OneDrive
4 53 (1.62%) SaaS
5 47 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
6 36 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
6 36 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
7 34 (1.04%) G Suite
8 33 (1.01%) Yammer
9 28 (0.86%) PaaS
10 22 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
11 21 (0.64%) IaaS
12 13 (0.40%) Google Analytics
13 12 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
14 10 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 7 (0.21%) Mimecast
16 5 (0.15%) Slack
17 4 (0.12%) Google Play
17 4 (0.12%) IBM Blueworks
17 4 (0.12%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 188 (5.74%) DNS
2 162 (4.95%) Skype
3 158 (4.83%) DHCP
4 156 (4.76%) LAN
5 155 (4.73%) VPN
6 127 (3.88%) WAN
7 120 (3.67%) TCP/IP
8 110 (3.36%) Firewall
8 110 (3.36%) Internet
9 62 (1.89%) VoIP
10 59 (1.80%) Remote Desktop
11 55 (1.68%) SAN
12 54 (1.65%) Wireless
13 38 (1.16%) Cisco IOS
14 35 (1.07%) Network Security
15 27 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
16 26 (0.79%) FTP
16 26 (0.79%) VLAN
17 23 (0.70%) IP Telephony
18 22 (0.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (5.07%) SQL Server
2 44 (1.34%) Power BI
3 41 (1.25%) Relational Database
4 29 (0.89%) BusinessObjects
4 29 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
5 23 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 22 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 20 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
8 18 (0.55%) MS Access
8 18 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
9 16 (0.49%) QlikView
10 15 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
11 14 (0.43%) MySQL
11 14 (0.43%) Oracle Database
12 13 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
12 13 (0.40%) SQL Server 2016
13 12 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
13 12 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 10 (0.31%) Big Data
15 8 (0.24%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 125 (3.82%) JIRA
2 39 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 30 (0.92%) Visual Studio
4 15 (0.46%) PVCS
5 12 (0.37%) MSI
5 12 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 12 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 8 (0.24%) Rational DOORS
7 7 (0.21%) Selenium
8 6 (0.18%) Git (software)
8 6 (0.18%) Subversion
8 6 (0.18%) Visual Studio Team System
9 5 (0.15%) Axure RP
9 5 (0.15%) SoapUI
10 4 (0.12%) Dreamweaver
10 4 (0.12%) gulp
11 3 (0.092%) Fiddler
11 3 (0.092%) Jenkins
11 3 (0.092%) LabVIEW
11 3 (0.092%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 736 (22.48%) Finance
2 164 (5.01%) Banking
3 133 (4.06%) Telecoms
4 124 (3.79%) Legal
5 113 (3.45%) Retail
6 94 (2.87%) Law
7 76 (2.32%) Marketing
8 62 (1.89%) Manufacturing
9 49 (1.50%) Publishing
10 41 (1.25%) Advertising
11 31 (0.95%) Financial Institution
11 31 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
12 30 (0.92%) Military
13 29 (0.89%) Electronics
14 28 (0.86%) Investment Banking
15 27 (0.82%) Mandarin Language
16 20 (0.61%) Automotive
17 16 (0.49%) Back Office
17 16 (0.49%) French Language
17 16 (0.49%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1,035 (31.61%) Analyst
2 319 (9.74%) Service Analyst
3 309 (9.44%) Desktop Support
4 283 (8.64%) Service Desk Analyst
5 280 (8.55%) Support Engineer
6 269 (8.22%) Support Analyst
7 236 (7.21%) Project Manager
8 220 (6.72%) 2nd Line Support
9 199 (6.08%) IT Support
10 176 (5.38%) Business Analyst
11 139 (4.25%) Desktop Engineer
12 124 (3.79%) 1st Line Support
13 121 (3.70%) Administrator
13 121 (3.70%) IT Analyst
14 109 (3.33%) Developer
15 102 (3.12%) Consultant
16 100 (3.05%) Coordinator
17 96 (2.93%) Desktop Support Engineer
18 93 (2.84%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 93 (2.84%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (2.32%) .NET
2 55 (1.68%) HTML
3 51 (1.56%) Web Services
4 46 (1.41%) XML
5 36 (1.10%) CSS
6 32 (0.98%) jQuery
7 27 (0.82%) .NET Framework
8 17 (0.52%) ASP.NET
8 17 (0.52%) HTML5
9 15 (0.46%) JSON
10 14 (0.43%) LDAP
11 12 (0.37%) REST
12 10 (0.31%) COM
13 9 (0.27%) CSS3
14 8 (0.24%) AngularJS
15 7 (0.21%) Middleware
15 7 (0.21%) SOAP
15 7 (0.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 6 (0.18%) Ajax
16 6 (0.18%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 433 (13.23%) Analytical Skills
2 156 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
3 128 (3.91%) Management Information System
4 95 (2.90%) Blackberry
5 93 (2.84%) Data Centre
6 63 (1.92%) iPhone
7 61 (1.86%) Video Conferencing
8 57 (1.74%) Smartphone
9 52 (1.59%) iPad
10 51 (1.56%) Computer Science
11 40 (1.22%) User Experience
12 38 (1.16%) NHS
12 38 (1.16%) Virtual Team
13 37 (1.13%) Driving Licence
14 36 (1.10%) Fat Client
14 36 (1.10%) Thin Client
15 28 (0.86%) Mobile App
16 21 (0.64%) e-Learning
17 20 (0.61%) Social Media
18 17 (0.52%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,417 (43.28%) Windows
2 612 (18.69%) Windows 7
3 568 (17.35%) Windows 10
4 341 (10.42%) Windows Server
5 172 (5.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 169 (5.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 146 (4.46%) Windows 8
8 138 (4.22%) Apple iOS
9 116 (3.54%) Linux
10 106 (3.24%) Windows XP
11 90 (2.75%) Android
11 90 (2.75%) Unix
12 76 (2.32%) Mac OS
13 55 (1.68%) Mac OS X
14 35 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
15 30 (0.92%) Solaris
16 28 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 17 (0.52%) Windows 2000
18 16 (0.49%) Windows Vista
19 11 (0.34%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 563 (17.20%) ITIL
2 431 (13.16%) Project Management
3 368 (11.24%) Problem-Solving
4 329 (10.05%) Agile Software Development
5 302 (9.22%) Migration
6 238 (7.27%) PRINCE2
7 231 (7.06%) Change Management
8 212 (6.48%) Stakeholder Management
9 191 (5.83%) Service Management
10 143 (4.37%) Business Analysis
11 129 (3.94%) Service Delivery
12 127 (3.88%) Incident Management
13 126 (3.85%) Time Management
14 122 (3.73%) Decision-Making
15 113 (3.45%) Waterfall
16 103 (3.15%) SDLC
17 96 (2.93%) ITSM
18 94 (2.87%) Data Analysis
19 93 (2.84%) Business Intelligence
20 90 (2.75%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 216 (6.60%) SQL
2 128 (3.91%) PowerShell
3 57 (1.74%) C
4 56 (1.71%) C#
5 46 (1.41%) JavaScript
6 42 (1.28%) VBA
7 33 (1.01%) Java
7 33 (1.01%) T-SQL
8 22 (0.67%) VB
9 19 (0.58%) PL/SQL
10 17 (0.52%) Python
10 17 (0.52%) VBScript
11 16 (0.49%) Shell Script
12 13 (0.40%) VB.NET
13 12 (0.37%) Bash Shell
14 10 (0.31%) C++
14 10 (0.31%) Perl
15 8 (0.24%) PHP
15 8 (0.24%) R
16 5 (0.15%) Korn
Qualifications
1 305 (9.32%) Security Cleared
2 241 (7.36%) SC Cleared
3 240 (7.33%) Degree
4 155 (4.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 73 (2.23%) MCP
6 72 (2.20%) MCSE
7 69 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
8 67 (2.05%) MCSA
9 65 (1.99%) DV Cleared
10 54 (1.65%) ISEB
11 53 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
12 40 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 38 (1.16%) CCNA
14 37 (1.13%) PMP
15 35 (1.07%) A+ Certification
16 34 (1.04%) PMI Certification
17 27 (0.82%) DBS Check
18 25 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 23 (0.70%) MCDST
20 21 (0.64%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 234 (7.15%) SLA
2 197 (6.02%) PMO
3 78 (2.38%) QA
4 58 (1.77%) GDPR
5 34 (1.04%) Data Quality
6 25 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 12 (0.37%) Def Stans
7 12 (0.37%) PCI DSS
8 11 (0.34%) ISO 9001
9 9 (0.27%) P3O
10 8 (0.24%) GxP
11 7 (0.21%) IFRS
11 7 (0.21%) JSP 440
11 7 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (0.15%) DO-254
12 5 (0.15%) IFRS 9
12 5 (0.15%) ISO 9000
13 3 (0.092%) Disclosure Scotland
13 3 (0.092%) GAAP
14 2 (0.061%) SEPA
System Software
1 925 (28.25%) Active Directory
2 142 (4.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
4 50 (1.53%) Hyper-V
5 47 (1.44%) XenApp
6 40 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
7 38 (1.16%) Virtual Desktop
7 38 (1.16%) XenDesktop
8 37 (1.13%) BitLocker
9 28 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
10 26 (0.79%) vSphere
11 17 (0.52%) XenServer
12 15 (0.46%) VMware Workstation
13 11 (0.34%) Terminal Services
14 10 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
15 8 (0.24%) Firmware
16 7 (0.21%) Veritas File System
16 7 (0.21%) VMware Server
17 5 (0.15%) NFS
17 5 (0.15%) Samba
Systems Management
1 313 (9.56%) SCCM
2 99 (3.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 67 (2.05%) Microsoft Intune
4 44 (1.34%) WSUS
5 31 (0.95%) SCOM
6 21 (0.64%) Backup Exec
7 20 (0.61%) AirWatch
8 19 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
9 17 (0.52%) NetBackup
9 17 (0.52%) OVSD
9 17 (0.52%) vCenter Server
10 14 (0.43%) OpenView
11 13 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
12 11 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
13 10 (0.31%) BMC PATROL
13 10 (0.31%) HP ALM
14 9 (0.27%) Tivoli
15 8 (0.24%) Jamf Pro
16 7 (0.21%) SCSM
17 6 (0.18%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 2,041 (62.34%) Microsoft
2 310 (9.47%) Citrix
3 230 (7.03%) VMware
4 214 (6.54%) Cisco
5 178 (5.44%) Apple
6 168 (5.13%) HP
7 131 (4.00%) ServiceNow
8 111 (3.39%) SAP
9 104 (3.18%) Oracle
10 83 (2.54%) Adobe
10 83 (2.54%) McAfee
11 81 (2.47%) Remedy
12 67 (2.05%) Google
13 58 (1.77%) NetApp
14 44 (1.34%) Ivanti
15 41 (1.25%) IBM
15 41 (1.25%) Juniper
16 34 (1.04%) CheckPoint
17 32 (0.98%) Symantec
18 30 (0.92%) Wyse