Period
to 27 January 2020

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 27 January 2020 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
27 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 55 66 60
Rank change year-on-year +11 -6 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 2,571 3,249 3,354
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.96% 3.62% 3.65%
As % of the Applications category 45.28% 42.93% 40.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,420 1,852 1,931
England median daily rate £275 £290 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.17% +1.75% -5.00%
10th Percentile £120 £120 £123
90th Percentile £515 £519 £500
UK median daily rate £275 £289 £275
% change year-on-year -4.84% +5.09% -6.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 437 442
England median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -3.45%
10th Percentile £11.62 £10.25 £10.12
90th Percentile £35.00 £25.50 £27.50
UK median hourly rate £17.10 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +14.00% +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 5,678 7,569 8,305
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.74% 8.43% 9.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,295 4,435 5,165
England median daily rate £360 £375 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +6.99% +0.14%
10th Percentile £140 £145 £143
90th Percentile £550 £556 £569
UK median daily rate £360 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 582 690 677
England median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £11.52 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £45.23 £41.08 £34.50
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £15.13
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.79% -2.42%

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 27 January 2020.

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 27 January 2020.

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 27 January 2020. 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 +5 817 £275 -8.33% 255
South East +2 600 £275 - 267
North of England +24 423 £209 -24.00% 237
South West +32 277 £250 -23.08% 118
East of England +8 227 £220 -4.35% 131
Midlands +1 227 £300 +13.21% 150
North West +25 211 £195 -26.42% 136
West Midlands -3 163 £320 +15.32% 87
Yorkshire +18 149 £325 +18.18% 77
North East +29 63 £188 -48.28% 24
East Midlands -4 62 £175 -16.67% 62
Microsoft Office
UK

For the 6 months to 27 January 2020, 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 1,672 (65.03%) Microsoft
2 1,265 (49.20%) Windows
3 805 (31.31%) Active Directory
4 718 (27.93%) Office 365
5 669 (26.02%) Windows 10
6 608 (23.65%) Microsoft Excel
7 511 (19.88%) Windows 7
8 453 (17.62%) Finance
9 439 (17.08%) ITIL
10 343 (13.34%) Problem-Solving
11 334 (12.99%) Analytical Skills
11 334 (12.99%) Security Cleared
12 327 (12.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 327 (12.72%) Project Management
13 310 (12.06%) SharePoint
14 300 (11.67%) SCCM
15 299 (11.63%) Agile Software Development
16 259 (10.07%) SC Cleared
17 225 (8.75%) Migration
18 216 (8.40%) Azure
19 214 (8.32%) Degree
20 204 (7.93%) MS Exchange
21 201 (7.82%) Self-Motivation
22 199 (7.74%) Windows Server
23 194 (7.55%) Citrix
24 193 (7.51%) MS Visio
25 190 (7.39%) SQL
26 179 (6.96%) Public Sector
27 178 (6.92%) Microsoft Project
27 178 (6.92%) VPN

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
1 310 (12.06%) SharePoint
2 204 (7.93%) MS Exchange
3 103 (4.01%) Skype for Business
4 60 (2.33%) Confluence
5 50 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2010
6 49 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2013
7 47 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2007
8 37 (1.44%) IBM Notes
9 24 (0.93%) IIS
10 23 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
11 21 (0.82%) SAS
12 18 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 18 (0.70%) CMS
13 8 (0.31%) WebLogic
14 6 (0.23%) WordPress
15 5 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
16 4 (0.16%) OpenStack
16 4 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
16 4 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
17 3 (0.12%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 608 (23.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 327 (12.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 193 (7.51%) MS Visio
4 178 (6.92%) Microsoft Project
5 33 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
6 24 (0.93%) Acrobat
7 20 (0.78%) Open Workbench
8 12 (0.47%) Photoshop
9 10 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 9 (0.35%) Sketch
11 7 (0.27%) InVision
12 6 (0.23%) AutoCAD
13 4 (0.16%) Mozilla Thunderbird
14 3 (0.12%) Camtasia
14 3 (0.12%) XMetaL
15 2 (0.078%) Adobe Captivate
15 2 (0.078%) Adobe Illustrator
15 2 (0.078%) Siemens NX
15 2 (0.078%) SPSS
15 2 (0.078%) Stata
Business Applications
1 30 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (1.13%) Remedy ITSM
3 17 (0.66%) assyst
4 10 (0.39%) Elite 3E
4 10 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
5 9 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
5 9 (0.35%) SAP S/4HANA
6 8 (0.31%) Oracle AML
6 8 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
6 8 (0.31%) SAP ERP
6 8 (0.31%) Workfront
7 7 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
7 7 (0.27%) Oracle TCA
8 6 (0.23%) Carpe Diem
8 6 (0.23%) Eloqua
8 6 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
8 6 (0.23%) Primavera
9 5 (0.19%) Dynamics GP
9 5 (0.19%) Oracle CRM
10 4 (0.16%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 718 (27.93%) Office 365
2 216 (8.40%) Azure
3 58 (2.26%) OneDrive
4 57 (2.22%) SaaS
5 49 (1.91%) IaaS
5 49 (1.91%) Power Platform
6 47 (1.83%) Azure Active Directory
7 43 (1.67%) PaaS
8 38 (1.48%) AWS
9 22 (0.86%) Dynamics 365
10 19 (0.74%) Yammer
11 18 (0.70%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 16 (0.62%) GCP
13 14 (0.54%) Mimecast
14 13 (0.51%) PowerApps
15 12 (0.47%) G Suite
15 12 (0.47%) SuccessFactors
16 11 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Cloud
16 11 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
16 11 (0.43%) Microsoft Flow
Communications & Networking
1 178 (6.92%) VPN
2 145 (5.64%) DNS
3 133 (5.17%) Internet
4 129 (5.02%) Skype
5 128 (4.98%) LAN
6 125 (4.86%) TCP/IP
7 115 (4.47%) WAN
8 111 (4.32%) DHCP
9 77 (2.99%) Firewall
10 69 (2.68%) Wireless
11 63 (2.45%) SAN
12 59 (2.29%) Remote Desktop
13 54 (2.10%) VoIP
14 50 (1.94%) Wi-Fi
15 38 (1.48%) Cisco IOS
15 38 (1.48%) NAS
16 36 (1.40%) WebEx
17 33 (1.28%) Intranet
18 25 (0.97%) Reverse Proxy
19 24 (0.93%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (3.50%) SQL Server
2 45 (1.75%) Power BI
3 24 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
4 23 (0.89%) Oracle Database
5 22 (0.86%) Relational Database
6 19 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
7 18 (0.70%) SQL Server 2016
8 17 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
8 17 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
9 16 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 16 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (0.47%) MySQL
11 11 (0.43%) Oracle Database 10g
12 10 (0.39%) Amazon RDS
12 10 (0.39%) QlikView
13 8 (0.31%) Oracle Database 12c
14 6 (0.23%) Azure SQL Database
14 6 (0.23%) Data Lake
14 6 (0.23%) Hadoop
14 6 (0.23%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 108 (4.20%) JIRA
2 30 (1.17%) Git (software)
3 19 (0.74%) Subversion
4 17 (0.66%) Jenkins
4 17 (0.66%) Visual Studio
5 15 (0.58%) Visual Studio Team System
6 10 (0.39%) Artifactory
6 10 (0.39%) Selenium
7 9 (0.35%) Eclipse
7 9 (0.35%) Rational DOORS
7 9 (0.35%) Toad
8 8 (0.31%) Ant
8 8 (0.31%) JUnit
8 8 (0.31%) Maven
9 7 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (0.23%) PVCS
10 6 (0.23%) Rational Rhapsody
11 4 (0.16%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.16%) Jasmine
11 4 (0.16%) TeamCity
General
1 453 (17.62%) Finance
2 179 (6.96%) Public Sector
3 136 (5.29%) Telecoms
4 89 (3.46%) Banking
5 70 (2.72%) Legal
6 61 (2.37%) Law
7 53 (2.06%) Retail
8 39 (1.52%) Marketing
9 36 (1.40%) Manufacturing
10 31 (1.21%) Investment Banking
11 28 (1.09%) German Language
12 27 (1.05%) Advertising
13 26 (1.01%) Automotive
14 20 (0.78%) Military
15 19 (0.74%) Electronics
15 19 (0.74%) Local Government
16 18 (0.70%) Billing
16 18 (0.70%) Financial Institution
16 18 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
16 18 (0.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 757 (29.44%) Analyst
2 301 (11.71%) Support Engineer
3 269 (10.46%) Service Analyst
4 252 (9.80%) Service Desk Analyst
5 234 (9.10%) Desktop Support
6 191 (7.43%) IT Support
7 160 (6.22%) Support Analyst
8 157 (6.11%) 2nd Line Support
9 145 (5.64%) Business Analyst
9 145 (5.64%) Desktop Engineer
10 141 (5.48%) IT Analyst
11 123 (4.78%) Project Manager
12 113 (4.40%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 110 (4.28%) 1st Line Support
14 100 (3.89%) Windows Engineer
15 99 (3.85%) IT Engineer
16 97 (3.77%) Coordinator
17 90 (3.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 85 (3.31%) Administrator
19 81 (3.15%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (1.83%) HTML
2 45 (1.75%) Web Services
3 43 (1.67%) .NET
4 35 (1.36%) CSS
5 21 (0.82%) ASP.NET
5 21 (0.82%) XML
6 16 (0.62%) Middleware
7 11 (0.43%) AngularJS
7 11 (0.43%) HTML5
8 10 (0.39%) React
8 10 (0.39%) Spring
9 9 (0.35%) SOAP
10 8 (0.31%) Angular 2
10 8 (0.31%) Hibernate
10 8 (0.31%) JDBC
10 8 (0.31%) JSP
10 8 (0.31%) LDAP
10 8 (0.31%) Struts
11 7 (0.27%) COM
12 6 (0.23%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 334 (12.99%) Analytical Skills
2 201 (7.82%) Self-Motivation
3 129 (5.02%) Management Information System
4 110 (4.28%) Blackberry
5 97 (3.77%) Driving Licence
6 80 (3.11%) iPhone
6 80 (3.11%) Smartphone
7 69 (2.68%) Video Conferencing
8 61 (2.37%) NHS
9 47 (1.83%) Data Centre
10 46 (1.79%) User Experience
11 30 (1.17%) Replication
12 26 (1.01%) Data Structures
13 25 (0.97%) iPad
14 24 (0.93%) CMDB
15 23 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
16 18 (0.70%) PMI
17 17 (0.66%) PDA
18 16 (0.62%) Hybrid Cloud
18 16 (0.62%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1,265 (49.20%) Windows
2 669 (26.02%) Windows 10
3 511 (19.88%) Windows 7
4 199 (7.74%) Windows Server
5 149 (5.80%) Android
6 107 (4.16%) Linux
7 104 (4.05%) Apple iOS
8 94 (3.66%) Windows Server 2012
9 87 (3.38%) Windows Server 2008
10 71 (2.76%) Windows XP
11 69 (2.68%) Mac OS
12 41 (1.59%) Mac OS X
12 41 (1.59%) Windows 8
13 39 (1.52%) Unix
14 36 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
15 22 (0.86%) Windows Vista
16 18 (0.70%) Windows 2000
17 9 (0.35%) CentOS
17 9 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 7 (0.27%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 439 (17.08%) ITIL
2 343 (13.34%) Problem-Solving
3 327 (12.72%) Project Management
4 299 (11.63%) Agile Software Development
5 225 (8.75%) Migration
6 171 (6.65%) Change Management
6 171 (6.65%) Service Management
7 161 (6.26%) Incident Management
8 149 (5.80%) Stakeholder Management
9 142 (5.52%) PRINCE2
10 140 (5.45%) ITSM
11 108 (4.20%) Decision-Making
12 100 (3.89%) SDLC
13 98 (3.81%) Project Delivery
14 95 (3.70%) Data Analysis
15 93 (3.62%) Service Delivery
16 86 (3.35%) Continuous Improvement
17 83 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
18 81 (3.15%) Waterfall
19 78 (3.03%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 190 (7.39%) SQL
2 144 (5.60%) PowerShell
3 39 (1.52%) C
4 32 (1.24%) JavaScript
5 30 (1.17%) C#
6 28 (1.09%) VB
7 24 (0.93%) VBA
8 23 (0.89%) Java
9 19 (0.74%) Python
10 16 (0.62%) T-SQL
11 14 (0.54%) PL/SQL
12 11 (0.43%) VB.NET
13 10 (0.39%) VBScript
14 8 (0.31%) PHP
15 7 (0.27%) MATLAB
16 6 (0.23%) C++
17 5 (0.19%) Ada
17 5 (0.19%) TypeScript
18 4 (0.16%) Bash Shell
18 4 (0.16%) R
Qualifications
1 334 (12.99%) Security Cleared
2 259 (10.07%) SC Cleared
3 214 (8.32%) Degree
4 114 (4.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 83 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
6 65 (2.53%) MCP
7 59 (2.29%) MCSE
8 53 (2.06%) DV Cleared
9 39 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
10 36 (1.40%) MCSA
10 36 (1.40%) PMI Certification
11 26 (1.01%) ISEB
12 25 (0.97%) CCNA
12 25 (0.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 23 (0.89%) HND
13 23 (0.89%) PMP
14 22 (0.86%) A+ Certification
15 20 (0.78%) APMP
16 17 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
17 16 (0.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 169 (6.57%) SLA
2 104 (4.05%) PMO
3 61 (2.37%) QA
4 43 (1.67%) GDPR
5 30 (1.17%) Data Quality
6 13 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 13 (0.51%) P3O
7 11 (0.43%) MiFID
8 8 (0.31%) GxP
9 5 (0.19%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.16%) NIST
11 3 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 3 (0.12%) GAMP
12 2 (0.078%) COSHH
12 2 (0.078%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.078%) ISO 9000
12 2 (0.078%) JSP 440
12 2 (0.078%) PMBOK
13 1 (0.039%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 805 (31.31%) Active Directory
2 117 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (1.75%) Hyper-V
4 33 (1.28%) XenApp
5 30 (1.17%) Virtual Desktop
6 27 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
7 21 (0.82%) vSphere
8 20 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
8 20 (0.78%) XenDesktop
9 14 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
10 11 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
11 9 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 8 (0.31%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 8 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
13 6 (0.23%) Docker
14 4 (0.16%) BitLocker
14 4 (0.16%) pfSense
15 2 (0.078%) KVM
15 2 (0.078%) VirtualBox
15 2 (0.078%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 300 (11.67%) SCCM
2 55 (2.14%) Microsoft Intune
3 42 (1.63%) AirWatch
4 35 (1.36%) OpenView
4 35 (1.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 22 (0.86%) Single Sign-On
6 21 (0.82%) OVSD
7 20 (0.78%) SCOM
8 19 (0.74%) WSUS
9 18 (0.70%) Jamf Pro
9 18 (0.70%) ServiceCenter
10 16 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
11 15 (0.58%) NetBackup
12 11 (0.43%) Backup Exec
13 9 (0.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 9 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
14 6 (0.23%) Nagios
15 5 (0.19%) Tivoli
16 4 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
16 4 (0.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 1,672 (65.03%) Microsoft
2 194 (7.55%) Citrix
3 178 (6.92%) HP
4 146 (5.68%) VMware
5 132 (5.13%) Cisco
6 118 (4.59%) Apple
7 111 (4.32%) Oracle
8 86 (3.35%) SAP
9 82 (3.19%) ServiceNow
10 77 (2.99%) Adobe
11 75 (2.92%) Remedy
12 56 (2.18%) Fujitsu
12 56 (2.18%) Google
13 37 (1.44%) Ivanti
13 37 (1.44%) Lotus
14 35 (1.36%) Dell
15 32 (1.24%) Workday
16 29 (1.13%) Bloomberg
17 26 (1.01%) McAfee
18 24 (0.93%) Salesforce.com