Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 86 70 71
Rank change year-on-year -16 +1 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 1,607 1,108 2,851
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.81% 3.39% 3.41%
As % of the Applications category 37.58% 39.81% 41.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 987 643 1,654
10th Percentile £128 £122 £123
25th Percentile £191 £163 £163
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £369 £305 £300
Median % change year-on-year +20.98% +1.67% -
75th Percentile £488 £450 £450
90th Percentile £575 £525 £538
UK median daily rate £375 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +25.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 178 362
10th Percentile £11.16 £11.17 £10.75
25th Percentile £12.75 £12.75 £12.75
Median hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £15.73
Median % change year-on-year -1.56% +8.07% +1.48%
75th Percentile £23.00 £20.52 £20.00
90th Percentile £29.95 £27.59 £25.25
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £15.76
% change year-on-year -8.57% +11.04% +1.81%

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 4,276 2,783 6,937
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 7.48% 8.52% 8.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,563 1,705 4,161
10th Percentile £163 £150 £150
25th Percentile £273 £228 £250
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £413 £400 £375
Median % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
75th Percentile £527 £500 £488
90th Percentile £625 £600 £580
UK median daily rate £413 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +6.45% +3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 274 585
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.34 £10.99
25th Percentile £13.25 £13.04 £12.86
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.11 £16.57
Median % change year-on-year -0.58% +9.30% +0.39%
75th Percentile £27.03 £25.00 £27.00
90th Percentile £44.50 £42.50 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £16.60
% change year-on-year -5.41% +11.45% +2.26%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -12 591 £438 +43.44% 197
South East -3 320 £387 +56.51% 180
Midlands +4 210 £200 +15.94% 157
North of England -16 203 £265 -18.46% 232
West Midlands +2 134 £314 +80.58% 83
East of England +10 117 £187 -42.46% 100
South West -15 109 £285 -24.00% 100
North West -24 108 £275 +10.00% 119
East Midlands +16 76 £125 -26.47% 73
Yorkshire -16 72 £200 -43.06% 85
North East +6 24 £336 -23.20% 28
Microsoft Office
UK

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1,008 (62.73%) Microsoft
2 624 (38.83%) Social Skills
3 600 (37.34%) Windows
4 442 (27.50%) Microsoft Excel
5 439 (27.32%) Microsoft 365
6 408 (25.39%) Active Directory
7 334 (20.78%) Finance
8 284 (17.67%) Windows 10
9 270 (16.80%) Problem-Solving
10 266 (16.55%) Agile Software Development
11 229 (14.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 227 (14.13%) Project Management
13 219 (13.63%) Azure
14 214 (13.32%) SharePoint
15 206 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
16 199 (12.38%) ITIL
17 191 (11.89%) MS Visio
18 185 (11.51%) Security Cleared
19 173 (10.77%) JIRA
20 154 (9.58%) Migration
21 152 (9.46%) Degree
22 151 (9.40%) SQL
23 136 (8.46%) Public Sector
24 133 (8.28%) SC Cleared
25 124 (7.72%) Windows 7
25 124 (7.72%) Change Management
26 119 (7.41%) SLA
26 119 (7.41%) Microsoft Project
26 119 (7.41%) VMware
26 119 (7.41%) Windows Server

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
1 214 (13.32%) SharePoint
2 105 (6.53%) Confluence
3 84 (5.23%) MS Exchange
4 39 (2.43%) Skype for Business
5 30 (1.87%) SAS
6 20 (1.24%) Tomcat
7 18 (1.12%) Apache
8 16 (1.00%) IBM Notes
9 15 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
10 14 (0.87%) CMS
11 13 (0.81%) IIS
12 11 (0.68%) CICS
13 9 (0.56%) WebSphere
13 9 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
14 8 (0.50%) Drupal
15 6 (0.37%) Apache ServiceMix
15 6 (0.37%) ArcGIS
15 6 (0.37%) IBM Domino
16 5 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
17 4 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 442 (27.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 229 (14.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 191 (11.89%) MS Visio
4 119 (7.41%) Microsoft Project
5 18 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (0.62%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 6 (0.37%) AutoCAD
7 6 (0.37%) Open Workbench
7 6 (0.37%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.31%) InVision
9 4 (0.25%) Adobe Captivate
9 4 (0.25%) Camtasia
9 4 (0.25%) CINEMA 4D
9 4 (0.25%) Revit
9 4 (0.25%) Windchill
10 3 (0.19%) Acrobat
10 3 (0.19%) FrameMaker
10 3 (0.19%) Siemens NX
10 3 (0.19%) Sketch
11 2 (0.12%) Maya
Business Applications
1 10 (0.62%) assyst
2 6 (0.37%) Magento
2 6 (0.37%) Shopify
2 6 (0.37%) Workday HCM
3 5 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
4 4 (0.25%) Cerner Millennium
4 4 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.19%) SAP CRM
5 3 (0.19%) Teamcenter
6 2 (0.12%) iTrent
6 2 (0.12%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.12%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.12%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 439 (27.32%) Microsoft 365
2 219 (13.63%) Azure
3 88 (5.48%) Power Platform
4 72 (4.48%) AWS
5 53 (3.30%) OneDrive
6 48 (2.99%) Azure Active Directory
7 37 (2.30%) IaaS
8 30 (1.87%) SaaS
9 23 (1.43%) Adobe Analytics
9 23 (1.43%) Google Analytics
10 22 (1.37%) PowerApps
11 21 (1.31%) PaaS
12 20 (1.24%) Dynamics 365
13 19 (1.18%) Yammer
14 18 (1.12%) GCP
15 11 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
15 11 (0.68%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 11 (0.68%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 8 (0.50%) Power Automate
17 7 (0.44%) Azure Key Vault
Communications & Networking
1 93 (5.79%) VPN
2 90 (5.60%) Firewall
3 81 (5.04%) DNS
4 79 (4.92%) LAN
5 69 (4.29%) WAN
6 66 (4.11%) TCP/IP
7 59 (3.67%) DHCP
8 48 (2.99%) Skype
9 41 (2.55%) Internet
10 32 (1.99%) Wireless
11 27 (1.68%) Wi-Fi
12 22 (1.37%) SSL
13 21 (1.31%) FTP
13 21 (1.31%) VoIP
14 19 (1.18%) Cisco IOS
14 19 (1.18%) SAN
15 17 (1.06%) Intranet
15 17 (1.06%) NetScaler
16 16 (1.00%) NAS
17 15 (0.93%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (5.10%) SQL Server
2 75 (4.67%) Power BI
3 38 (2.36%) Tableau
4 28 (1.74%) MySQL
5 23 (1.43%) DB2
6 20 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
6 20 (1.24%) Relational Database
7 17 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
8 14 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 13 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 12 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
11 10 (0.62%) IDMS
12 9 (0.56%) GIS
12 9 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
13 8 (0.50%) Big Data
13 8 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
13 8 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
14 7 (0.44%) Metadata
15 5 (0.31%) SQL Server 2014
15 5 (0.31%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 173 (10.77%) JIRA
2 21 (1.31%) Jenkins
3 12 (0.75%) Git (software)
4 8 (0.50%) Visual Studio
5 6 (0.37%) Eclipse
5 6 (0.37%) Selenium
5 6 (0.37%) Subversion
5 6 (0.37%) TeamCity
6 5 (0.31%) Axure RP
6 5 (0.31%) Bitbucket
6 5 (0.31%) Cucumber
7 4 (0.25%) AdminStudio
7 4 (0.25%) Serena SBM
7 4 (0.25%) Zephyr
8 3 (0.19%) Fiddler
8 3 (0.19%) InstallShield
8 3 (0.19%) MSI
8 3 (0.19%) Postman
8 3 (0.19%) TestDirector
9 2 (0.12%) Rational Statemate
General
1 624 (38.83%) Social Skills
2 334 (20.78%) Finance
3 206 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
4 136 (8.46%) Public Sector
5 80 (4.98%) Organisational Skills
6 78 (4.85%) Presentation Skills
7 74 (4.60%) Banking
8 62 (3.86%) Telecoms
9 52 (3.24%) Retail
10 51 (3.17%) Legal
11 45 (2.80%) Influencing Skills
12 43 (2.68%) Marketing
13 29 (1.80%) Law
14 28 (1.74%) Documentation Skills
15 23 (1.43%) Manufacturing
16 18 (1.12%) Local Government
17 12 (0.75%) Aerospace
17 12 (0.75%) Military
18 11 (0.68%) Back Office
18 11 (0.68%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 453 (28.19%) Analyst
2 120 (7.47%) Project Manager
3 118 (7.34%) Support Engineer
4 111 (6.91%) Service Analyst
5 98 (6.10%) Service Desk Analyst
6 97 (6.04%) Business Analyst
7 80 (4.98%) IT Support
8 73 (4.54%) Desktop Support
8 73 (4.54%) Support Analyst
9 61 (3.80%) Developer
10 58 (3.61%) 2nd Line Support
10 58 (3.61%) Administrator
11 56 (3.48%) IT Analyst
12 51 (3.17%) Architect
13 49 (3.05%) Desktop Engineer
14 48 (2.99%) 1st Line Support
15 45 (2.80%) Data Analyst
16 43 (2.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 42 (2.61%) IT Engineer
18 39 (2.43%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (2.92%) HTML
2 23 (1.43%) XML
3 21 (1.31%) .NET
4 17 (1.06%) Web Services
5 14 (0.87%) LDAP
6 13 (0.81%) CSS
7 12 (0.75%) 802.1X
7 12 (0.75%) JSON
7 12 (0.75%) Middleware
7 12 (0.75%) REST
8 11 (0.68%) Node.js
9 8 (0.50%) COM
9 8 (0.50%) Elastic Stack
10 7 (0.44%) .NET Framework
10 7 (0.44%) AngularJS
11 6 (0.37%) EDI
11 6 (0.37%) Express
11 6 (0.37%) React
11 6 (0.37%) WebSphere MQ
11 6 (0.37%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 104 (6.47%) Management Information System
2 68 (4.23%) Self-Motivation
3 63 (3.92%) NHS
4 50 (3.11%) User Experience
5 36 (2.24%) Data Centre
6 32 (1.99%) Blackberry
7 30 (1.87%) iPad
7 30 (1.87%) Video Conferencing
8 26 (1.62%) Virtual Team
9 25 (1.56%) iPhone
10 23 (1.43%) Driving Licence
11 20 (1.24%) Clustering
12 18 (1.12%) Social Media
13 16 (1.00%) e-Learning
13 16 (1.00%) Smartphone
14 15 (0.93%) Mobile App
14 15 (0.93%) Video\Live Streaming
15 13 (0.81%) Mainframe
15 13 (0.81%) Replication
16 12 (0.75%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 600 (37.34%) Windows
2 284 (17.67%) Windows 10
3 124 (7.72%) Windows 7
4 119 (7.41%) Windows Server
5 78 (4.85%) Apple iOS
6 73 (4.54%) Linux
7 71 (4.42%) Android
8 44 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 42 (2.61%) Windows Server 2019
10 35 (2.18%) Unix
11 29 (1.80%) Windows Server 2016
12 25 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
13 22 (1.37%) Windows 8
14 19 (1.18%) Mac OS
14 19 (1.18%) Mac OS X
15 13 (0.81%) Windows Phone
16 12 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 11 (0.68%) Windows XP
18 10 (0.62%) zOS
19 6 (0.37%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 270 (16.80%) Problem-Solving
2 266 (16.55%) Agile Software Development
3 227 (14.13%) Project Management
4 199 (12.38%) ITIL
5 154 (9.58%) Migration
6 124 (7.72%) Change Management
7 118 (7.34%) Stakeholder Management
8 116 (7.22%) Project Delivery
9 108 (6.72%) PRINCE2
10 100 (6.22%) Service Delivery
11 91 (5.66%) DevOps
12 90 (5.60%) Business Intelligence
13 89 (5.54%) Analytics
14 82 (5.10%) Business Case
15 75 (4.67%) Process Improvement
16 70 (4.36%) Data Modelling
16 70 (4.36%) Service Management
17 67 (4.17%) Decision-Making
17 67 (4.17%) SDLC
17 67 (4.17%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 151 (9.40%) SQL
2 106 (6.60%) PowerShell
3 61 (3.80%) Python
4 59 (3.67%) Java
5 43 (2.68%) JavaScript
6 28 (1.74%) C#
7 26 (1.62%) VBA
8 25 (1.56%) C
9 20 (1.24%) T-SQL
9 20 (1.24%) VB
10 14 (0.87%) Bash Shell
11 11 (0.68%) COBOL
11 11 (0.68%) JCL
11 11 (0.68%) PL/SQL
12 10 (0.62%) REXX
13 9 (0.56%) PHP
13 9 (0.56%) TypeScript
14 8 (0.50%) C++
14 8 (0.50%) Perl
14 8 (0.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 185 (11.51%) Security Cleared
2 152 (9.46%) Degree
3 133 (8.28%) SC Cleared
4 54 (3.36%) Cisco Certification
5 53 (3.30%) Microsoft Certification
6 43 (2.68%) PMP
7 38 (2.36%) DV Cleared
8 32 (1.99%) CCNA
9 31 (1.93%) CCNP
10 30 (1.87%) PMI Certification
11 24 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
12 23 (1.43%) ISEB
13 21 (1.31%) DBS Check
13 21 (1.31%) ISTQB
14 20 (1.24%) MCSE
15 17 (1.06%) MCP
16 16 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
17 15 (0.93%) Master's Degree
18 14 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
19 13 (0.81%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (7.41%) SLA
2 92 (5.72%) PMO
3 73 (4.54%) QA
4 33 (2.05%) Data Quality
5 27 (1.68%) GDPR
6 12 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 11 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials
8 10 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.31%) Accessibility
10 4 (0.25%) Basel III
10 4 (0.25%) COBIT
11 3 (0.19%) ITGC
11 3 (0.19%) MiFID
11 3 (0.19%) NIST
11 3 (0.19%) PCI DSS
12 2 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.12%) NIST 800
12 2 (0.12%) P3O
System Software
1 408 (25.39%) Active Directory
2 79 (4.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (2.12%) Hyper-V
4 22 (1.37%) Docker
5 17 (1.06%) Virtual Desktop
6 12 (0.75%) RACF
6 12 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (0.62%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 10 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
7 10 (0.62%) XenApp
7 10 (0.62%) XenDesktop
8 9 (0.56%) NFS
8 9 (0.56%) PowerHA
9 8 (0.50%) VMware NSX
10 6 (0.37%) Postfix
10 6 (0.37%) qmail
10 6 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
10 6 (0.37%) vSphere
11 4 (0.25%) BitLocker
11 4 (0.25%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 113 (7.03%) SCCM
2 51 (3.17%) Microsoft Intune
3 28 (1.74%) Ansible
4 21 (1.31%) Kubernetes
5 20 (1.24%) Terraform
6 17 (1.06%) AirWatch
7 13 (0.81%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 11 (0.68%) NetBackup
9 10 (0.62%) Nessus
9 10 (0.62%) Tivoli NetView
10 9 (0.56%) Control-M
10 9 (0.56%) FortiGate
10 9 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
11 8 (0.50%) EMC NetWorker
11 8 (0.50%) Grafana
11 8 (0.50%) Packer
11 8 (0.50%) Prometheus
12 7 (0.44%) SCOM
12 7 (0.44%) Single Sign-On
13 6 (0.37%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 1,008 (62.73%) Microsoft
2 119 (7.41%) VMware
3 99 (6.16%) Cisco
4 91 (5.66%) Oracle
5 75 (4.67%) Citrix
6 74 (4.60%) ServiceNow
7 61 (3.80%) Google
8 60 (3.73%) Adobe
9 54 (3.36%) Apple
10 49 (3.05%) IBM
11 44 (2.74%) Salesforce.com
12 39 (2.43%) SAP
13 30 (1.87%) HP
14 29 (1.80%) Dell
15 25 (1.56%) Remedy
16 22 (1.37%) Atlassian
17 16 (1.00%) Ivanti
17 16 (1.00%) Teradata
18 15 (0.93%) Red Hat
19 14 (0.87%) Meraki