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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 20 May 2022 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
20 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 76 90 59
Rank change year-on-year +14 -31 +12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 2,173 1,221 1,648
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.06% 2.65% 3.78%
As % of the Applications category 40.09% 37.63% 43.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,456 753 893
10th Percentile £135 £123 £120
25th Percentile £179 £181 £163
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £300 £360 £265
Median % change year-on-year -16.67% +35.85% -11.67%
75th Percentile £475 £480 £438
90th Percentile £587 £575 £500
UK median daily rate £302 £360 £263
% change year-on-year -16.25% +37.14% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 132 293
10th Percentile £10.72 £10.64 £11.17
25th Percentile £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate £16.47 £16.73 £17.00
Median % change year-on-year -1.55% -1.59% +11.92%
75th Percentile £25.00 £22.74 £20.50
90th Percentile £42.09 £27.98 £29.05
UK median hourly rate £16.83 £15.63 £17.10
% change year-on-year +7.68% -8.63% +12.57%

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 5,420 3,245 3,814
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 7.64% 7.05% 8.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,583 1,898 2,270
10th Percentile £158 £151 £150
25th Percentile £251 £253 £213
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £428 £400 £370
Median % change year-on-year +6.88% +8.11% -1.33%
75th Percentile £550 £504 £488
90th Percentile £650 £592 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £370
% change year-on-year +6.25% +8.11% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 329 405
10th Percentile £10.77 £11.25 £11.26
25th Percentile £14.25 £13.25 £13.07
Median hourly rate £21.78 £19.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +14.63% +8.57% +6.06%
75th Percentile £47.50 £27.73 £22.75
90th Percentile £55.00 £45.05 £42.90
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +19.44% - +9.09%

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 20 May 2022.

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 20 May 2022.

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 20 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London +37 846 £375 -11.24% 127
South East +15 418 £282 -28.21% 146
North of England 0 293 £230 +15.00% 156
Midlands -2 254 £220 +22.22% 122
South West +13 170 £260 -11.11% 73
West Midlands -6 164 £220 -26.67% 66
North West -6 151 £230 +12.20% 82
East of England -3 142 £228 -9.99% 65
Yorkshire +19 126 £250 +50.38% 58
East Midlands -4 84 £225 +80.00% 55
North East -6 16 £170 -47.69% 16
Microsoft Office
UK

For the 6 months to 20 May 2022, 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 1,466 (67.46%) Microsoft
2 872 (40.13%) Windows
3 851 (39.16%) Social Skills
4 698 (32.12%) Microsoft 365
5 609 (28.03%) Microsoft Excel
6 569 (26.18%) Active Directory
7 458 (21.08%) Finance
8 451 (20.75%) Windows 10
9 389 (17.90%) ITIL
10 350 (16.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 342 (15.74%) Project Management
12 339 (15.60%) Problem-Solving
13 302 (13.90%) Agile
14 291 (13.39%) Analytical Skills
15 271 (12.47%) SharePoint
16 211 (9.71%) SLA
17 208 (9.57%) Azure
18 203 (9.34%) Public Sector
19 201 (9.25%) Security Cleared
20 191 (8.79%) Microsoft Project
21 189 (8.70%) MS Visio
21 189 (8.70%) Degree
22 188 (8.65%) Windows Server
23 187 (8.61%) Stakeholder Management
24 179 (8.24%) Windows 7
25 175 (8.05%) Change Management
26 167 (7.69%) SCCM
27 159 (7.32%) JIRA
28 154 (7.09%) SC Cleared
28 154 (7.09%) 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
1 271 (12.47%) SharePoint
2 111 (5.11%) MS Exchange
3 88 (4.05%) Confluence
4 52 (2.39%) Skype for Business
5 20 (0.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 17 (0.78%) CMS
7 14 (0.64%) Tomcat
8 12 (0.55%) IBM Notes
9 11 (0.51%) IIS
9 11 (0.51%) WebSphere
9 11 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
10 9 (0.41%) IBM HTTP Server
10 9 (0.41%) WordPress
11 8 (0.37%) MS Project Server
12 7 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
12 7 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 6 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2003
13 6 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
13 6 (0.28%) SAS
14 4 (0.18%) JBoss
Applications
1 609 (28.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 350 (16.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 191 (8.79%) Microsoft Project
4 189 (8.70%) MS Visio
5 31 (1.43%) Spreadsheet
6 12 (0.55%) Acrobat
7 6 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 6 (0.28%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.23%) InVision
9 4 (0.18%) AutoCAD
9 4 (0.18%) Camtasia
9 4 (0.18%) Open Workbench
10 3 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
10 3 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.14%) InfoPath
10 3 (0.14%) Snagit
10 3 (0.14%) UserZoom
11 2 (0.092%) Chatbot
11 2 (0.092%) InDesign
11 2 (0.092%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 24 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.55%) SAP S/4HANA
3 10 (0.46%) Oracle 11i
4 9 (0.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 7 (0.32%) Teamcenter
6 6 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
7 5 (0.23%) SAP BPC
8 4 (0.18%) assyst
8 4 (0.18%) Eikon
8 4 (0.18%) Elite 3E
8 4 (0.18%) PeopleSoft HRMS
8 4 (0.18%) SAP R/3
9 3 (0.14%) CA PPM
9 3 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
9 3 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.14%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.092%) Cognos Planning
10 2 (0.092%) Sage X3
10 2 (0.092%) SAP IBP
Cloud Services
1 698 (32.12%) Microsoft 365
2 208 (9.57%) Azure
3 90 (4.14%) Power Platform
4 48 (2.21%) Azure Active Directory
5 44 (2.02%) OneDrive
6 37 (1.70%) AWS
7 28 (1.29%) SaaS
8 26 (1.20%) Google Workspace
9 23 (1.06%) Dynamics 365
10 21 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
10 21 (0.97%) IaaS
11 19 (0.87%) PaaS
12 17 (0.78%) GCP
13 15 (0.69%) Google Analytics
13 15 (0.69%) PowerApps
13 15 (0.69%) Smartsheet
14 12 (0.55%) GitHub
14 12 (0.55%) Mimecast
15 9 (0.41%) Power Automate
16 7 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 120 (5.52%) VPN
2 108 (4.97%) DNS
3 98 (4.51%) LAN
4 93 (4.28%) WAN
5 92 (4.23%) Firewall
6 89 (4.10%) DHCP
7 81 (3.73%) TCP/IP
8 79 (3.64%) Wireless
9 65 (2.99%) Skype
10 62 (2.85%) VoIP
11 58 (2.67%) Internet
12 50 (2.30%) Wi-Fi
13 37 (1.70%) Remote Desktop
14 30 (1.38%) Cisco IOS
14 30 (1.38%) WebEx
15 25 (1.15%) SSL
16 18 (0.83%) HTTP
17 17 (0.78%) BGP
17 17 (0.78%) Intranet
18 16 (0.74%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (3.96%) SQL Server
2 77 (3.54%) Power BI
3 32 (1.47%) Tableau
4 24 (1.10%) Relational Database
5 20 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 17 (0.78%) Oracle Database
7 16 (0.74%) MySQL
8 14 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 13 (0.60%) GIS
9 13 (0.60%) Metadata
10 12 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
10 12 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
10 12 (0.55%) Oracle Database 12c
11 10 (0.46%) MS Access
11 10 (0.46%) Oracle9i Database
11 10 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (0.32%) Electronic Patient Records
13 6 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
14 5 (0.23%) SAP BW
15 4 (0.18%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 159 (7.32%) JIRA
2 19 (0.87%) Git (software)
3 17 (0.78%) Visual Studio
4 16 (0.74%) IBM UrbanCode
5 12 (0.55%) Ant
6 10 (0.46%) Eclipse
7 9 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (0.32%) InstallShield
9 6 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (0.28%) Postman
9 6 (0.28%) SoapUI
9 6 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 5 (0.23%) Axure RP
10 5 (0.23%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.18%) Balsamiq
11 4 (0.18%) MSI
11 4 (0.18%) Rational DOORS
11 4 (0.18%) Selenium
11 4 (0.18%) SpecFlow
12 3 (0.14%) Serena SBM
General
1 851 (39.16%) Social Skills
2 458 (21.08%) Finance
3 291 (13.39%) Analytical Skills
4 203 (9.34%) Public Sector
5 122 (5.61%) Presentation Skills
6 106 (4.88%) Organisational Skills
7 99 (4.56%) Banking
8 90 (4.14%) Telecoms
9 67 (3.08%) Legal
10 59 (2.72%) Retail
11 50 (2.30%) Marketing
12 38 (1.75%) Law
13 37 (1.70%) Documentation Skills
13 37 (1.70%) Local Government
14 34 (1.56%) French Language
15 31 (1.43%) Influencing Skills
16 29 (1.33%) Manufacturing
17 26 (1.20%) Financial Institution
18 21 (0.97%) German Language
18 21 (0.97%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 616 (28.35%) Analyst
2 256 (11.78%) Support Engineer
3 176 (8.10%) Project Manager
4 173 (7.96%) Service Analyst
5 166 (7.64%) IT Support
6 165 (7.59%) Desktop Support
7 143 (6.58%) Service Desk Analyst
8 142 (6.53%) 2nd Line Support
9 141 (6.49%) Desktop Engineer
10 136 (6.26%) Support Analyst
11 123 (5.66%) IT Analyst
12 120 (5.52%) Business Analyst
13 106 (4.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 91 (4.19%) IT Engineer
15 82 (3.77%) Administrator
16 69 (3.18%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 69 (3.18%) Developer
17 66 (3.04%) IT Support Analyst
18 64 (2.95%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
19 62 (2.85%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (1.75%) HTML
2 28 (1.29%) .NET
3 26 (1.20%) XML
4 25 (1.15%) CSS
5 24 (1.10%) Middleware
5 24 (1.10%) REST
6 18 (0.83%) Web Services
7 15 (0.69%) JSON
8 14 (0.64%) React
9 10 (0.46%) HTML5
9 10 (0.46%) IBM Integration Bus
9 10 (0.46%) LDAP
10 9 (0.41%) .NET Framework
10 9 (0.41%) XMPP
11 8 (0.37%) SOAP
12 7 (0.32%) EDI
13 6 (0.28%) .NET Core
13 6 (0.28%) COM
13 6 (0.28%) WPF
14 5 (0.23%) NumPy
Miscellaneous
1 120 (5.52%) Self-Motivation
2 117 (5.38%) Management Information System
3 87 (4.00%) NHS
4 67 (3.08%) Data Centre
5 58 (2.67%) User Experience
6 51 (2.35%) iPhone
7 48 (2.21%) Blackberry
8 44 (2.02%) Video Conferencing
9 43 (1.98%) Smartphone
10 34 (1.56%) iPad
11 26 (1.20%) PMI
12 25 (1.15%) Driving Licence
13 23 (1.06%) CMDB
14 22 (1.01%) Virtual Team
15 21 (0.97%) Public Cloud
15 21 (0.97%) Social Media
16 20 (0.92%) Data Protection Act
16 20 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
17 14 (0.64%) Clustering
18 13 (0.60%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 872 (40.13%) Windows
2 451 (20.75%) Windows 10
3 188 (8.65%) Windows Server
4 179 (8.24%) Windows 7
5 86 (3.96%) Linux
6 77 (3.54%) Android
7 60 (2.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 58 (2.67%) Mac OS
9 48 (2.21%) Apple iOS
9 48 (2.21%) Windows Server 2016
10 45 (2.07%) Windows Server 2008
11 38 (1.75%) Unix
12 32 (1.47%) Mac OS X
13 28 (1.29%) Windows Server 2019
14 24 (1.10%) Windows 8
15 22 (1.01%) Windows XP
16 13 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 12 (0.55%) Windows Phone
18 10 (0.46%) AIX
18 10 (0.46%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 389 (17.90%) ITIL
2 342 (15.74%) Project Management
3 339 (15.60%) Problem-Solving
4 302 (13.90%) Agile
5 187 (8.61%) Stakeholder Management
6 175 (8.05%) Change Management
7 154 (7.09%) Project Delivery
8 151 (6.95%) Incident Management
9 147 (6.76%) PRINCE2
10 142 (6.53%) Time Management
11 136 (6.26%) Service Management
12 135 (6.21%) Decision-Making
13 124 (5.71%) Service Delivery
14 110 (5.06%) ITSM
15 106 (4.88%) Migration
16 102 (4.69%) Coaching
17 98 (4.51%) Waterfall
18 91 (4.19%) Risk Management
19 87 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
20 81 (3.73%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 154 (7.09%) SQL
2 94 (4.33%) PowerShell
3 61 (2.81%) C
4 35 (1.61%) Python
5 34 (1.56%) Java
6 33 (1.52%) JavaScript
7 28 (1.29%) C#
8 24 (1.10%) T-SQL
8 24 (1.10%) VBScript
9 20 (0.92%) VBA
10 18 (0.83%) Bash
11 14 (0.64%) PL/SQL
12 13 (0.60%) VB
13 11 (0.51%) C++
13 11 (0.51%) Shell Script
14 10 (0.46%) Korn
15 8 (0.37%) Ada
15 8 (0.37%) Perl
16 6 (0.28%) Google Apps Script
16 6 (0.28%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 201 (9.25%) Security Cleared
2 189 (8.70%) Degree
3 154 (7.09%) SC Cleared
4 73 (3.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 56 (2.58%) PMI Certification
6 48 (2.21%) MCP
7 47 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
8 34 (1.56%) CCNA
8 34 (1.56%) PMP
9 32 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
10 31 (1.43%) MCSE
11 30 (1.38%) DV Cleared
12 29 (1.33%) ISEB
13 28 (1.29%) A+ Certification
14 27 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 25 (1.15%) DBS Check
16 22 (1.01%) MCSA
17 21 (0.97%) APMP
18 20 (0.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 18 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 211 (9.71%) SLA
2 135 (6.21%) PMO
3 65 (2.99%) QA
4 33 (1.52%) Data Quality
5 26 (1.20%) GDPR
6 13 (0.60%) Accessibility
6 13 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 9 (0.41%) GRC
7 9 (0.41%) NIST
7 9 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.32%) SEPA
9 6 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
9 6 (0.28%) JSP 440
10 5 (0.23%) ISO 9000
11 4 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 4 (0.18%) GAAP
12 2 (0.092%) HL7
12 2 (0.092%) IFRS
12 2 (0.092%) MIL-STD-1553
12 2 (0.092%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 569 (26.18%) Active Directory
2 116 (5.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (1.10%) Hyper-V
4 22 (1.01%) Virtual Desktop
4 22 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (0.74%) vSphere
6 15 (0.69%) BitLocker
7 14 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
8 10 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
9 9 (0.41%) XenApp
10 5 (0.23%) VMware NSX
11 4 (0.18%) Terminal Services
11 4 (0.18%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.14%) Docker
12 3 (0.14%) NFS
12 3 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.092%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.046%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.046%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 167 (7.69%) SCCM
2 98 (4.51%) Microsoft Intune
3 44 (2.02%) AirWatch
4 24 (1.10%) Ansible
5 18 (0.83%) vCenter Server
6 16 (0.74%) WSUS
7 14 (0.64%) SCOM
7 14 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
8 10 (0.46%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
9 9 (0.41%) Terraform
10 8 (0.37%) AppManager
11 7 (0.32%) HP ALM
12 6 (0.28%) Jamf Pro
12 6 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 5 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
13 5 (0.23%) Microsoft Clustering
13 5 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
13 5 (0.23%) Puppet
14 4 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
14 4 (0.18%) Netcool
Vendors
1 1,466 (67.46%) Microsoft
2 148 (6.81%) VMware
3 136 (6.26%) Citrix
4 131 (6.03%) Cisco
5 111 (5.11%) Apple
6 98 (4.51%) ServiceNow
7 69 (3.18%) Google
8 68 (3.13%) Oracle
9 53 (2.44%) SAP
10 42 (1.93%) Adobe
10 42 (1.93%) HP
11 35 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
12 28 (1.29%) IBM
13 25 (1.15%) Dell
14 24 (1.10%) Atlassian
14 24 (1.10%) Veeam
15 23 (1.06%) Meraki
16 22 (1.01%) Remedy
17 20 (0.92%) Palo Alto
18 19 (0.87%) Splunk