Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 54 43
Rank change year-on-year -4 -11 -10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 3,353 3,460 4,105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.63% 3.83% 4.17%
As % of the Applications category 40.79% 42.09% 40.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,918 1,986 2,132
England median daily rate £290 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £124 £125 £120
90th Percentile £500 £500 £500
UK median daily rate £279 £295 £300
% change year-on-year -5.51% -1.67% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 440 530 670
England median hourly rate £14.10 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.76% +3.57% -3.45%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.50 £9.25
90th Percentile £27.53 £28.80 £23.75
UK median hourly rate £14.00 £14.20 £14.00
% change year-on-year -1.41% +1.43% -3.45%

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 8,220 8,221 10,027
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.90% 9.11% 10.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,084 4,862 5,895
England median daily rate £350 £350 £350
10th Percentile £143 £150 £155
90th Percentile £575 £525 £538
UK median daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year +1.45% -1.43% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 676 824 973
England median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.00 £9.50
90th Percentile £34.55 £40.50 £37.50
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £15.50

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +4 1,454 £275 -8.33% 344
South East -9 738 £285 -5.00% 220
Midlands +10 354 £300 - 169
North of England -5 340 £313 +4.33% 225
East of England +3 273 £303 +21.00% 92
West Midlands +9 227 £323 +7.50% 92
South West -16 189 £285 +23.91% 110
North West -9 161 £340 +13.33% 127
East Midlands +12 128 £288 +16.16% 76
Yorkshire -16 127 £275 -18.52% 75
North East +35 55 £365 +32.73% 23
Microsoft Office
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 2,055 (61.29%) Microsoft
2 1,446 (43.13%) Windows
3 890 (26.54%) Active Directory
4 843 (25.14%) Microsoft Excel
5 780 (23.26%) Finance
6 734 (21.89%) Windows 7
7 613 (18.28%) ITIL
8 609 (18.16%) Office 365
9 468 (13.96%) Project Management
10 454 (13.54%) Windows 10
11 443 (13.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 409 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
13 364 (10.86%) SharePoint
14 344 (10.26%) MS Visio
15 336 (10.02%) Security Cleared
16 307 (9.16%) Degree
17 291 (8.68%) MS Exchange
18 287 (8.56%) VMware
19 282 (8.41%) Agile Software Development
20 279 (8.32%) SQL
20 279 (8.32%) Windows Server
21 276 (8.23%) Migration
22 261 (7.78%) Citrix
23 258 (7.69%) Microsoft Project
24 255 (7.61%) SC Cleared
25 241 (7.19%) Change Management
26 226 (6.74%) Banking
27 224 (6.68%) SCCM
28 222 (6.62%) PRINCE2
29 216 (6.44%) Cisco

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
1 364 (10.86%) SharePoint
2 291 (8.68%) MS Exchange
3 121 (3.61%) Skype for Business
4 85 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2010
5 60 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
6 54 (1.61%) IBM Notes
7 46 (1.37%) IIS
8 34 (1.01%) CMS
9 32 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
10 31 (0.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 25 (0.75%) Confluence
12 24 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
12 24 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
13 23 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
14 17 (0.51%) Apache
14 17 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
15 16 (0.48%) SAS
16 11 (0.33%) JBoss
16 11 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
17 9 (0.27%) OpenStack
Applications
1 843 (25.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 443 (13.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 344 (10.26%) MS Visio
4 258 (7.69%) Microsoft Project
5 40 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
6 28 (0.84%) Photoshop
7 16 (0.48%) AutoCAD
8 14 (0.42%) Acrobat
9 12 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 10 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
11 9 (0.27%) InVision
12 7 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
13 5 (0.15%) Maya
14 4 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
14 4 (0.12%) RoboHelp
14 4 (0.12%) Snagit
14 4 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
15 3 (0.089%) InDesign
16 2 (0.060%) S-PLUS
16 2 (0.060%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 43 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.57%) Eikon
3 16 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
4 10 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
5 9 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 7 (0.21%) Dynamics GP
6 7 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
6 7 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
7 6 (0.18%) CA PPM
7 6 (0.18%) Eloqua
7 6 (0.18%) Kondor
7 6 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
7 6 (0.18%) Primavera
7 6 (0.18%) SAP SD
7 6 (0.18%) Temenos T24
8 5 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 4 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
9 4 (0.12%) SAP CO
9 4 (0.12%) Temenos Globus
Cloud Services
1 609 (18.16%) Office 365
2 149 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
4 35 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
5 23 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
5 23 (0.69%) SaaS
6 21 (0.63%) OneDrive
7 20 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 18 (0.54%) G Suite
9 16 (0.48%) IaaS
10 13 (0.39%) Mimecast
10 13 (0.39%) Yammer
11 11 (0.33%) PaaS
12 9 (0.27%) Google Analytics
13 8 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
14 7 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
15 5 (0.15%) Trello
16 4 (0.12%) Lucidchart
16 4 (0.12%) Slack
17 3 (0.089%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 194 (5.79%) TCP/IP
2 192 (5.73%) LAN
3 172 (5.13%) DNS
4 160 (4.77%) VPN
5 154 (4.59%) Internet
5 154 (4.59%) WAN
6 141 (4.21%) DHCP
7 131 (3.91%) Skype
8 77 (2.30%) VoIP
9 75 (2.24%) Wireless
10 70 (2.09%) Firewall
11 54 (1.61%) Intranet
11 54 (1.61%) SAN
12 50 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
13 38 (1.13%) Ethernet
14 33 (0.98%) Remote Desktop
15 25 (0.75%) IP Telephony
16 24 (0.72%) Cisco IOS
16 24 (0.72%) Network Security
17 21 (0.63%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (4.89%) SQL Server
2 36 (1.07%) MS Access
3 33 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 33 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 31 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
5 28 (0.84%) Relational Database
6 26 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
7 21 (0.63%) Power BI
8 19 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
8 19 (0.57%) QlikView
9 16 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
10 15 (0.45%) GIS
11 14 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 13 (0.39%) Big Data
12 13 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
13 12 (0.36%) MySQL
13 12 (0.36%) Oracle Database
13 12 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
14 11 (0.33%) PowerPivot
15 10 (0.30%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 77 (2.30%) JIRA
2 37 (1.10%) MSI
3 32 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 24 (0.72%) Visual Studio
5 19 (0.57%) Selenium
6 16 (0.48%) Axure RP
6 16 (0.48%) Git (software)
7 14 (0.42%) Subversion
8 9 (0.27%) Eclipse
9 8 (0.24%) Rational DOORS
9 8 (0.24%) StarTeam
10 7 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 6 (0.18%) NuGet
12 5 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 5 (0.15%) WinDbg
13 4 (0.12%) HP UFT
13 4 (0.12%) JMeter
13 4 (0.12%) Maven
13 4 (0.12%) NetBeans
13 4 (0.12%) Toad
General
1 780 (23.26%) Finance
2 226 (6.74%) Banking
3 161 (4.80%) Telecoms
4 148 (4.41%) Legal
5 125 (3.73%) Law
6 110 (3.28%) Retail
7 85 (2.54%) Marketing
8 70 (2.09%) Manufacturing
9 52 (1.55%) Investment Banking
10 48 (1.43%) Advertising
11 40 (1.19%) French Language
12 34 (1.01%) Mandarin Language
13 31 (0.92%) German Language
14 30 (0.89%) Back Office
15 27 (0.81%) Billing
16 23 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
17 21 (0.63%) Electronics
18 20 (0.60%) Front Office
18 20 (0.60%) Publishing
19 17 (0.51%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,049 (31.29%) Analyst
2 312 (9.31%) Desktop Support
3 306 (9.13%) Support Engineer
4 300 (8.95%) Service Analyst
5 273 (8.14%) Service Desk Analyst
6 263 (7.84%) Support Analyst
7 245 (7.31%) 2nd Line Support
8 223 (6.65%) Business Analyst
9 219 (6.53%) Project Manager
10 204 (6.08%) IT Support
11 145 (4.32%) 1st Line Support
12 139 (4.15%) Desktop Engineer
13 130 (3.88%) IT Analyst
14 129 (3.85%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 122 (3.64%) Developer
16 120 (3.58%) Administrator
17 117 (3.49%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 115 (3.43%) Service Desk Support
19 105 (3.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
20 94 (2.80%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (2.56%) .NET
2 51 (1.52%) HTML
3 40 (1.19%) XML
4 38 (1.13%) CSS
5 30 (0.89%) Web Services
6 24 (0.72%) .NET Framework
7 20 (0.60%) WSH
8 19 (0.57%) REST
9 13 (0.39%) ASP.NET
10 11 (0.33%) jQuery
11 10 (0.30%) HTML5
11 10 (0.30%) Oracle Fusion
12 9 (0.27%) SOAP
13 8 (0.24%) COM
14 6 (0.18%) J2EE
15 5 (0.15%) ASP.NET MVC
15 5 (0.15%) CSS3
15 5 (0.15%) ODBC
15 5 (0.15%) Software Packaging
15 5 (0.15%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 409 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
2 155 (4.62%) Management Information System
3 140 (4.18%) Blackberry
4 79 (2.36%) Data Centre
5 76 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
6 68 (2.03%) Smartphone
7 61 (1.82%) iPhone
8 58 (1.73%) iPad
9 54 (1.61%) Driving Licence
9 54 (1.61%) User Experience
10 44 (1.31%) NHS
11 42 (1.25%) CMDB
11 42 (1.25%) Data Protection Act
12 32 (0.95%) e-Learning
13 31 (0.92%) Computer Science
14 29 (0.86%) Mobile App
15 26 (0.78%) PMI
16 24 (0.72%) Virtual Team
17 22 (0.66%) Client/Server
17 22 (0.66%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1,446 (43.13%) Windows
2 734 (21.89%) Windows 7
3 454 (13.54%) Windows 10
4 279 (8.32%) Windows Server
5 178 (5.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 167 (4.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 132 (3.94%) Windows 8
8 93 (2.77%) Windows XP
9 92 (2.74%) Apple iOS
10 85 (2.54%) Android
11 83 (2.48%) Linux
12 68 (2.03%) Windows Server 2003
13 58 (1.73%) Unix
14 41 (1.22%) Mac OS
15 39 (1.16%) Mac OS X
16 38 (1.13%) Windows Vista
17 20 (0.60%) Solaris
18 15 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 13 (0.39%) Windows Phone
20 9 (0.27%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 613 (18.28%) ITIL
2 468 (13.96%) Project Management
3 282 (8.41%) Agile Software Development
4 276 (8.23%) Migration
5 241 (7.19%) Change Management
6 222 (6.62%) PRINCE2
7 199 (5.93%) Stakeholder Management
8 175 (5.22%) Service Management
9 168 (5.01%) Business Analysis
10 139 (4.15%) Data Analysis
10 139 (4.15%) Time Management
11 129 (3.85%) CRM
12 128 (3.82%) Service Delivery
13 115 (3.43%) Programme Management
14 110 (3.28%) Business Intelligence
14 110 (3.28%) Risk Management
15 108 (3.22%) Workflow
16 105 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
17 104 (3.10%) Incident Management
18 101 (3.01%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 279 (8.32%) SQL
2 94 (2.80%) PowerShell
3 66 (1.97%) C#
4 62 (1.85%) Java
5 50 (1.49%) C
5 50 (1.49%) VBA
6 48 (1.43%) JavaScript
7 42 (1.25%) T-SQL
8 36 (1.07%) VBScript
9 23 (0.69%) Python
10 20 (0.60%) VB
11 16 (0.48%) R
12 15 (0.45%) Perl
13 12 (0.36%) VB.NET
14 11 (0.33%) PL/SQL
15 9 (0.27%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 8 (0.24%) C++
17 7 (0.21%) Bash Shell
18 6 (0.18%) Shell Script
19 5 (0.15%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 336 (10.02%) Security Cleared
2 307 (9.16%) Degree
3 255 (7.61%) SC Cleared
4 163 (4.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 95 (2.83%) MCSE
6 78 (2.33%) MCP
7 72 (2.15%) PMI Certification
8 66 (1.97%) PMP
9 63 (1.88%) DV Cleared
10 62 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
10 62 (1.85%) MCSA
11 45 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
11 45 (1.34%) MCDST
12 39 (1.16%) ISEB
13 36 (1.07%) CCNA
14 34 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 33 (0.98%) A+ Certification
16 32 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 31 (0.92%) ISTQB
18 30 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 211 (6.29%) SLA
2 209 (6.23%) PMO
3 102 (3.04%) QA
4 52 (1.55%) GDPR
5 45 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 43 (1.28%) Data Quality
7 27 (0.81%) ISO 9001
8 18 (0.54%) GxP
9 15 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
10 14 (0.42%) MiFID
10 14 (0.42%) PCI DSS
11 13 (0.39%) Def Stans
12 9 (0.27%) GMP
12 9 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 8 (0.24%) Government Security Classifications
13 8 (0.24%) P3O
14 6 (0.18%) ISO 9000
14 6 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 4 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
15 4 (0.12%) PMBOK
System Software
1 890 (26.54%) Active Directory
2 184 (5.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (2.09%) XenApp
4 57 (1.70%) Hyper-V
5 45 (1.34%) Microsoft App-V
6 39 (1.16%) vSphere
7 24 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
8 21 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
9 19 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
10 16 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
11 13 (0.39%) NFS
11 13 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
12 12 (0.36%) XenServer
13 11 (0.33%) DFS Replication
14 9 (0.27%) Terminal Services
15 7 (0.21%) Firmware
16 6 (0.18%) XenDesktop
17 5 (0.15%) KVM
17 5 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
17 5 (0.15%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 224 (6.68%) SCCM
2 68 (2.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 39 (1.16%) SCOM
4 34 (1.01%) AirWatch
5 24 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
6 20 (0.60%) WMI
7 18 (0.54%) WSUS
8 15 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
9 13 (0.39%) Failover Clustering
10 12 (0.36%) Backup Exec
10 12 (0.36%) NetBackup
10 12 (0.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 12 (0.36%) OVSD
11 11 (0.33%) DameWare
11 11 (0.33%) Jamf Pro
11 11 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
11 11 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
12 10 (0.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 9 (0.27%) Ansible
13 9 (0.27%) OpenView
Vendors
1 2,055 (61.29%) Microsoft
2 287 (8.56%) VMware
3 261 (7.78%) Citrix
4 216 (6.44%) Cisco
5 189 (5.64%) HP
6 148 (4.41%) Apple
7 126 (3.76%) Oracle
8 83 (2.48%) Dell
9 72 (2.15%) SAP
10 69 (2.06%) Bloomberg
11 66 (1.97%) Adobe
12 65 (1.94%) Ivanti
13 64 (1.91%) ServiceNow
14 54 (1.61%) Lotus
14 54 (1.61%) Remedy
15 51 (1.52%) Google
16 49 (1.46%) Reuters
17 46 (1.37%) IBM
18 43 (1.28%) NetApp
19 41 (1.22%) Avaya