Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 60 54
Rank change year-on-year -6 -6 -11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 3,454 3,429 3,702
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.58% 3.61% 3.88%
As % of the Applications category 43.43% 40.73% 41.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,976 1,974 2,089
England median daily rate £291 £295 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.27% -1.67% -
10th Percentile £120 £125 £123
90th Percentile £513 £500 £500
UK median daily rate £288 £288 £295
% change year-on-year - -2.54% -1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 488 442 555
England median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.74
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -5.02% +5.29%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £24.00 £30.00 £27.80
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +7.14% -3.45% +3.57%

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 7,953 8,419 8,831
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.25% 8.86% 9.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,714 5,199 5,173
England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £145 £145 £150
90th Percentile £563 £575 £525
UK median daily rate £374 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +6.86% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 724 689 874
England median hourly rate £15.80 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.18 £10.12 £10.25
90th Percentile £37.50 £35.00 £40.50
UK median hourly rate £15.80 £15.83 £16.00
% change year-on-year -0.19% -1.06% +6.67%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 13 December 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 -13 1,295 £300 +3.45% 236
South East +3 810 £275 - 172
North of England -9 425 £300 - 162
Midlands -2 424 £268 -10.83% 138
West Midlands -1 303 £285 -10.94% 70
East of England +6 295 £240 -20.00% 76
North West -9 216 £300 -14.29% 78
South West -20 189 £313 +25.00% 93
Yorkshire -9 155 £250 -9.09% 72
East Midlands 0 117 £213 -26.09% 68
North East +9 54 £358 +2.14% 12
Microsoft Office
UK

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 2,166 (62.71%) Microsoft
2 1,526 (44.18%) Windows
3 968 (28.03%) Active Directory
4 869 (25.16%) Microsoft Excel
5 801 (23.19%) Office 365
6 781 (22.61%) Finance
7 686 (19.86%) Windows 7
8 617 (17.86%) Windows 10
9 605 (17.52%) ITIL
10 482 (13.95%) Project Management
11 473 (13.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 445 (12.88%) Analytical Skills
13 415 (12.02%) SharePoint
14 400 (11.58%) Problem-Solving
15 381 (11.03%) Agile Software Development
16 339 (9.81%) SCCM
17 300 (8.69%) Citrix
18 293 (8.48%) MS Visio
19 288 (8.34%) Security Cleared
20 286 (8.28%) MS Exchange
21 280 (8.11%) Degree
22 279 (8.08%) Microsoft Project
23 270 (7.82%) SQL
23 270 (7.82%) Windows Server
24 262 (7.59%) SLA
25 241 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
26 238 (6.89%) VMware
27 235 (6.80%) Migration
28 231 (6.69%) Service Management
28 231 (6.69%) Change Management

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
1 415 (12.02%) SharePoint
2 286 (8.28%) MS Exchange
3 135 (3.91%) Skype for Business
4 82 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 72 (2.08%) Confluence
6 40 (1.16%) CMS
7 38 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
7 38 (1.10%) IIS
8 34 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
9 30 (0.87%) IBM Notes
10 28 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
11 26 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
12 24 (0.69%) SAS
13 22 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
14 16 (0.46%) Apache
15 13 (0.38%) WebSphere
16 12 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 12 (0.35%) TPMS
17 10 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
18 8 (0.23%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 869 (25.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 473 (13.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 293 (8.48%) MS Visio
4 279 (8.08%) Microsoft Project
5 36 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
6 32 (0.93%) Open Workbench
7 21 (0.61%) Photoshop
8 11 (0.32%) InfoPath
9 9 (0.26%) Adobe Captivate
10 8 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
11 5 (0.14%) Acrobat
11 5 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 4 (0.12%) AutoCAD
12 4 (0.12%) Camtasia
13 3 (0.087%) InDesign
13 3 (0.087%) SOLIDWORKS
14 2 (0.058%) Adobe After Effects
14 2 (0.058%) NUKE
14 2 (0.058%) RoboHelp
15 1 (0.029%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 45 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.41%) HiPortfolio
3 10 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
4 9 (0.26%) SAP ERP
4 9 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
5 8 (0.23%) Eikon
5 8 (0.23%) Elite 3E
6 7 (0.20%) assyst
6 7 (0.20%) Carpe Diem
6 7 (0.20%) SAP SD
7 6 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
8 5 (0.14%) Eloqua
8 5 (0.14%) SAP R/3
9 4 (0.12%) CA PPM
9 4 (0.12%) NetSuite
9 4 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
9 4 (0.12%) SAP BPC
9 4 (0.12%) SAP FI
9 4 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
9 4 (0.12%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 801 (23.19%) Office 365
2 190 (5.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 86 (2.49%) OneDrive
4 46 (1.33%) SaaS
5 44 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
5 44 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
6 40 (1.16%) Azure Active Directory
7 36 (1.04%) PaaS
8 33 (0.96%) IaaS
9 32 (0.93%) G Suite
10 25 (0.72%) Yammer
11 19 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
12 13 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
12 13 (0.38%) Mimecast
13 8 (0.23%) Google Analytics
14 7 (0.20%) Adobe Analytics
14 7 (0.20%) Google Drive
14 7 (0.20%) Trello
15 5 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
16 4 (0.12%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 220 (6.37%) LAN
2 186 (5.39%) WAN
3 172 (4.98%) DNS
4 161 (4.66%) VPN
5 160 (4.63%) Skype
6 150 (4.34%) Internet
7 141 (4.08%) DHCP
8 131 (3.79%) TCP/IP
9 92 (2.66%) Firewall
10 66 (1.91%) Wireless
11 56 (1.62%) Cisco IOS
11 56 (1.62%) Intranet
12 50 (1.45%) VoIP
13 44 (1.27%) Remote Desktop
14 41 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
15 35 (1.01%) SAN
16 33 (0.96%) WebEx
17 28 (0.81%) Network Security
17 28 (0.81%) Wireshark
18 24 (0.69%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 185 (5.36%) SQL Server
2 53 (1.53%) Relational Database
3 43 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
4 42 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 41 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
6 37 (1.07%) BusinessObjects
7 32 (0.93%) MS Access
8 31 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
8 31 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 28 (0.81%) QlikView
10 26 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
11 24 (0.69%) Power BI
12 18 (0.52%) Oracle Database
13 14 (0.41%) Big Data
13 14 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 11 (0.32%) MySQL
15 10 (0.29%) Oracle OWB
16 9 (0.26%) Blockchain
16 9 (0.26%) GIS
16 9 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 140 (4.05%) JIRA
2 31 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (0.61%) Visual Studio
4 12 (0.35%) Subversion
5 11 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 10 (0.29%) MSI
6 10 (0.29%) Rational DOORS
7 9 (0.26%) Jenkins
8 8 (0.23%) Axure RP
8 8 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
8 8 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 7 (0.20%) PVCS
9 7 (0.20%) SoapUI
10 6 (0.17%) Fiddler
10 6 (0.17%) Git (software)
10 6 (0.17%) Selenium
11 5 (0.14%) GitLab
11 5 (0.14%) Toad
11 5 (0.14%) XMLSpy
12 4 (0.12%) Eclipse
General
1 781 (22.61%) Finance
2 172 (4.98%) Banking
3 137 (3.97%) Telecoms
4 106 (3.07%) Legal
5 104 (3.01%) Law
6 98 (2.84%) Marketing
7 86 (2.49%) Retail
8 71 (2.06%) Manufacturing
9 43 (1.24%) Electronics
10 41 (1.19%) Publishing
11 38 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
12 36 (1.04%) Military
13 30 (0.87%) Advertising
14 28 (0.81%) Investment Banking
15 27 (0.78%) Front Office
16 25 (0.72%) Financial Institution
16 25 (0.72%) Spanish Language
17 24 (0.69%) Mandarin Language
18 22 (0.64%) Back Office
18 22 (0.64%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1,185 (34.31%) Analyst
2 389 (11.26%) Service Analyst
3 348 (10.08%) Service Desk Analyst
4 321 (9.29%) Support Analyst
5 303 (8.77%) Support Engineer
6 252 (7.30%) Desktop Support
6 252 (7.30%) Project Manager
7 241 (6.98%) IT Support
8 223 (6.46%) 2nd Line Support
9 194 (5.62%) Business Analyst
10 165 (4.78%) IT Analyst
11 149 (4.31%) Desktop Engineer
12 118 (3.42%) Administrator
13 117 (3.39%) 1st Line Support
14 114 (3.30%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 106 (3.07%) Developer
16 102 (2.95%) Consultant
16 102 (2.95%) IT Support Analyst
17 94 (2.72%) Coordinator
17 94 (2.72%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (1.77%) .NET
2 43 (1.24%) Web Services
3 40 (1.16%) HTML
4 39 (1.13%) XML
5 28 (0.81%) .NET Framework
6 27 (0.78%) CSS
7 25 (0.72%) jQuery
8 19 (0.55%) LDAP
9 18 (0.52%) ASP.NET
10 14 (0.41%) Middleware
11 9 (0.26%) IBM Integration Bus
11 9 (0.26%) ISPF
11 9 (0.26%) JSON
11 9 (0.26%) Oracle Fusion
11 9 (0.26%) SOAP
11 9 (0.26%) WebSphere MQ
12 8 (0.23%) SAP Fiori
13 7 (0.20%) COM
13 7 (0.20%) Lucene
13 7 (0.20%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 445 (12.88%) Analytical Skills
2 221 (6.40%) Self-Motivation
3 152 (4.40%) Management Information System
4 108 (3.13%) Blackberry
5 77 (2.23%) iPhone
6 74 (2.14%) Video Conferencing
7 72 (2.08%) Data Centre
8 64 (1.85%) Smartphone
9 61 (1.77%) User Experience
10 48 (1.39%) iPad
11 43 (1.24%) Virtual Team
12 41 (1.19%) Driving Licence
12 41 (1.19%) Mobile App
13 40 (1.16%) NHS
14 36 (1.04%) e-Learning
15 31 (0.90%) Social Media
16 27 (0.78%) PMI
17 23 (0.67%) Fat Client
17 23 (0.67%) Thin Client
18 19 (0.55%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1,526 (44.18%) Windows
2 686 (19.86%) Windows 7
3 617 (17.86%) Windows 10
4 270 (7.82%) Windows Server
5 147 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 131 (3.79%) Apple iOS
7 120 (3.47%) Windows 8
8 109 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
9 101 (2.92%) Windows XP
10 100 (2.90%) Linux
11 96 (2.78%) Unix
12 93 (2.69%) Mac OS
13 88 (2.55%) Android
14 64 (1.85%) Mac OS X
15 38 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
16 27 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 24 (0.69%) Windows Vista
18 23 (0.67%) Solaris
19 16 (0.46%) Windows 2000
20 12 (0.35%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 605 (17.52%) ITIL
2 482 (13.95%) Project Management
3 400 (11.58%) Problem-Solving
4 381 (11.03%) Agile Software Development
5 241 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
6 235 (6.80%) Migration
7 231 (6.69%) Change Management
7 231 (6.69%) PRINCE2
7 231 (6.69%) Service Management
8 151 (4.37%) Decision-Making
9 147 (4.26%) ITSM
10 142 (4.11%) Incident Management
11 139 (4.02%) Business Analysis
12 133 (3.85%) Data Analysis
13 123 (3.56%) Service Delivery
14 121 (3.50%) Time Management
15 119 (3.45%) Waterfall
16 117 (3.39%) Asset Management
16 117 (3.39%) SDLC
17 115 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 270 (7.82%) SQL
2 156 (4.52%) PowerShell
3 64 (1.85%) C
4 46 (1.33%) T-SQL
5 43 (1.24%) VBA
6 40 (1.16%) Python
7 37 (1.07%) Shell Script
8 33 (0.96%) C#
9 30 (0.87%) Java
10 26 (0.75%) VB
11 25 (0.72%) JavaScript
12 18 (0.52%) Korn
13 16 (0.46%) Bash Shell
14 14 (0.41%) Perl
14 14 (0.41%) PL/SQL
15 11 (0.32%) PHP
16 10 (0.29%) MATLAB
17 9 (0.26%) ABAP
17 9 (0.26%) JCL
17 9 (0.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 288 (8.34%) Security Cleared
2 280 (8.11%) Degree
3 211 (6.11%) SC Cleared
4 173 (5.01%) Microsoft Certification
5 93 (2.69%) MCSE
6 78 (2.26%) MCSA
7 72 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
8 71 (2.06%) MCP
9 70 (2.03%) DV Cleared
10 56 (1.62%) A+ Certification
11 54 (1.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 50 (1.45%) ISEB
13 43 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
14 38 (1.10%) PMI Certification
15 35 (1.01%) CCNA
16 32 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 25 (0.72%) DBS Check
18 22 (0.64%) PMP
18 22 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
19 20 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 262 (7.59%) SLA
2 229 (6.63%) PMO
3 94 (2.72%) QA
4 34 (0.98%) Data Quality
5 32 (0.93%) GDPR
6 17 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 14 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 11 (0.32%) P3O
9 9 (0.26%) COBIT
10 8 (0.23%) GxP
10 8 (0.23%) PCI DSS
11 7 (0.20%) JSP 440
12 6 (0.17%) ISO 9001
13 5 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
13 5 (0.14%) MiFID
14 4 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
14 4 (0.12%) IFRS
14 4 (0.12%) ISO 9000
15 3 (0.087%) Def Stans
15 3 (0.087%) GAAP
System Software
1 968 (28.03%) Active Directory
2 157 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (1.36%) Hyper-V
4 42 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
5 40 (1.16%) BitLocker
6 37 (1.07%) Virtual Desktop
6 37 (1.07%) XenApp
6 37 (1.07%) XenDesktop
7 34 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
8 22 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
8 22 (0.64%) vSphere
9 16 (0.46%) XenServer
10 13 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
11 12 (0.35%) FreeRADIUS
12 11 (0.32%) Terminal Services
12 11 (0.32%) VMware Server
12 11 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
13 9 (0.26%) Firmware
13 9 (0.26%) Time Sharing Option
14 7 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 339 (9.81%) SCCM
2 89 (2.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 53 (1.53%) Microsoft Intune
4 31 (0.90%) SCOM
4 31 (0.90%) WSUS
5 30 (0.87%) AirWatch
6 24 (0.69%) OVSD
7 18 (0.52%) Backup Exec
7 18 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
8 15 (0.43%) OpenView
9 14 (0.41%) Cisco CUCM
9 14 (0.41%) Oracle ZFS
10 13 (0.38%) Ansible
11 11 (0.32%) vCenter Server
12 10 (0.29%) BMC PATROL
13 9 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
13 9 (0.26%) Puppet
14 8 (0.23%) HP ALM
14 8 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
15 7 (0.20%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 2,166 (62.71%) Microsoft
2 300 (8.69%) Citrix
3 238 (6.89%) VMware
4 222 (6.43%) Apple
5 195 (5.65%) Cisco
6 171 (4.95%) HP
7 150 (4.34%) SAP
8 144 (4.17%) Oracle
9 136 (3.94%) ServiceNow
10 92 (2.66%) Remedy
11 77 (2.23%) Adobe
12 63 (1.82%) Google
13 60 (1.74%) McAfee
14 56 (1.62%) Ivanti
15 49 (1.42%) Avaya
16 39 (1.13%) Dell
17 38 (1.10%) Wyse
18 35 (1.01%) Bloomberg
19 34 (0.98%) Sophos
19 34 (0.98%) Tableau