Period
to 24 October 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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 86 81 63
Rank change year-on-year -5 -18 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 1,968 794 2,827
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.93% 2.90% 3.67%
As % of the Applications category 38.01% 37.40% 43.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,249 515 1,669
10th Percentile £123 £115 £125
25th Percentile £166 £156 £160
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £325 £320 £288
Median % change year-on-year +1.56% +11.30% -3.36%
75th Percentile £488 £471 £438
90th Percentile £575 £552 £525
UK median daily rate £328 £310 £290
% change year-on-year +5.65% +6.90% +0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 83 365
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.00 £11.24
25th Percentile £12.75 £12.71 £13.13
Median hourly rate £16.74 £16.50 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year +1.42% +3.13% +3.36%
75th Percentile £23.00 £20.13 £20.00
90th Percentile £38.90 £41.60 £28.75
UK median hourly rate £16.83 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -3.86% +6.06% +7.74%

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 5,178 2,123 6,572
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 7.70% 7.76% 8.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,303 1,375 3,973
10th Percentile £150 £135 £147
25th Percentile £260 £219 £231
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £420 £380 £375
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +1.33% -
75th Percentile £538 £500 £475
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £415 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +10.67% - +0.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 164 599
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.06 £11.15
25th Percentile £13.25 £13.27 £13.50
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -7.89% +8.57% +6.06%
75th Percentile £25.88 £37.50 £25.19
90th Percentile £43.90 £51.23 £47.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -7.89% +8.57% +9.38%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +10 751 £410 +11.56% 181
South East 0 360 £280 +15.23% 197
North of England -1 255 £259 +23.21% 262
Midlands +8 247 £169 -15.27% 183
West Midlands -2 146 £200 -25.93% 101
East of England +16 134 £244 -23.83% 99
North West -18 129 £275 +48.65% 131
South West -22 122 £210 -51.46% 124
East Midlands +4 100 £140 -12.50% 80
Yorkshire +7 99 £215 -31.20% 95
North East +6 29 £336 -20.94% 36
Microsoft Office
UK

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 1,267 (64.38%) Microsoft
2 791 (40.19%) Windows
3 765 (38.87%) Social Skills
4 551 (28.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 551 (28.00%) Microsoft 365
5 529 (26.88%) Active Directory
6 400 (20.33%) Finance
7 382 (19.41%) Windows 10
8 334 (16.97%) Problem-Solving
9 301 (15.29%) Agile Software Development
10 281 (14.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 280 (14.23%) Project Management
12 279 (14.18%) ITIL
13 270 (13.72%) Analytical Skills
14 229 (11.64%) SharePoint
15 200 (10.16%) MS Visio
16 197 (10.01%) Azure
17 184 (9.35%) SQL
18 173 (8.79%) Change Management
19 169 (8.59%) SCCM
20 166 (8.43%) Windows 7
21 165 (8.38%) Security Cleared
22 159 (8.08%) SLA
22 159 (8.08%) JIRA
23 155 (7.88%) Stakeholder Management
24 151 (7.67%) Degree
25 146 (7.42%) Migration
26 135 (6.86%) Public Sector
27 131 (6.66%) Windows Server
28 129 (6.55%) Microsoft Project

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
1 229 (11.64%) SharePoint
2 104 (5.28%) Confluence
3 100 (5.08%) MS Exchange
4 35 (1.78%) SAS
5 27 (1.37%) Skype for Business
6 22 (1.12%) IBM Notes
7 18 (0.91%) IIS
8 15 (0.76%) Tomcat
9 14 (0.71%) Apache
10 13 (0.66%) CICS
11 12 (0.61%) ArcGIS
12 10 (0.51%) CMS
12 10 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
13 8 (0.41%) Drupal
14 7 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 7 (0.36%) WebLogic
15 5 (0.25%) Appian
15 5 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
15 5 (0.25%) IBM HTTP Server
16 4 (0.20%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 551 (28.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 281 (14.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 200 (10.16%) MS Visio
4 129 (6.55%) Microsoft Project
5 24 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
6 21 (1.07%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 14 (0.71%) Open Workbench
7 14 (0.71%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.36%) InVision
9 6 (0.30%) Siemens NX
9 6 (0.30%) Windchill
10 5 (0.25%) Camtasia
11 4 (0.20%) Sketch
12 3 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
12 3 (0.15%) Adobe Premiere
12 3 (0.15%) FrameMaker
12 3 (0.15%) Mathcad
12 3 (0.15%) NASTRAN
13 2 (0.10%) Adobe Captivate
13 2 (0.10%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 19 (0.97%) assyst
2 12 (0.61%) Oracle ERP
3 7 (0.36%) Oracle General Ledger
3 7 (0.36%) Teamcenter
4 6 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.30%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 5 (0.25%) Cerner Millennium
5 5 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 4 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.20%) Workday HCM
7 3 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.15%) SAP CRM
7 3 (0.15%) SAP MM
7 3 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.15%) SAP PP
7 3 (0.15%) thinkFolio
8 2 (0.10%) Dynamics GP
8 2 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.10%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 551 (28.00%) Microsoft 365
2 197 (10.01%) Azure
3 113 (5.74%) Power Platform
4 65 (3.30%) OneDrive
5 49 (2.49%) Azure Active Directory
6 47 (2.39%) AWS
7 29 (1.47%) IaaS
8 27 (1.37%) SaaS
9 23 (1.17%) Adobe Analytics
10 22 (1.12%) PowerApps
11 20 (1.02%) PaaS
12 18 (0.91%) Google Analytics
13 13 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
14 12 (0.61%) GCP
15 11 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Cloud
16 9 (0.46%) GitHub
16 9 (0.46%) Google Workspace
17 8 (0.41%) Mimecast
17 8 (0.41%) Smartsheet
17 8 (0.41%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 120 (6.10%) VPN
2 102 (5.18%) LAN
3 79 (4.01%) DNS
4 74 (3.76%) WAN
5 71 (3.61%) DHCP
6 65 (3.30%) Firewall
7 55 (2.79%) Wireless
8 54 (2.74%) TCP/IP
9 47 (2.39%) Skype
10 46 (2.34%) Wi-Fi
11 41 (2.08%) Internet
12 37 (1.88%) VoIP
13 28 (1.42%) Remote Desktop
14 25 (1.27%) WebEx
15 24 (1.22%) SAN
16 21 (1.07%) Intranet
17 18 (0.91%) SSL
18 15 (0.76%) NAS
19 14 (0.71%) Unified Communications
20 13 (0.66%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (5.64%) SQL Server
2 97 (4.93%) Power BI
3 54 (2.74%) Tableau
4 25 (1.27%) Relational Database
4 25 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 24 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 23 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
7 17 (0.86%) GIS
7 17 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
8 16 (0.81%) DB2
9 15 (0.76%) MySQL
9 15 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
10 13 (0.66%) Metadata
11 12 (0.61%) IDMS
12 10 (0.51%) Spotfire
13 9 (0.46%) Electronic Patient Records
13 9 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
14 8 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
15 7 (0.36%) MS Access
15 7 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 159 (8.08%) JIRA
2 20 (1.02%) Jenkins
3 17 (0.86%) Git (software)
3 17 (0.86%) Visual Studio
4 12 (0.61%) Selenium
5 10 (0.51%) TeamCity
6 9 (0.46%) Bitbucket
6 9 (0.46%) Eclipse
7 8 (0.41%) Axure RP
8 6 (0.30%) Subversion
8 6 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (0.30%) Visual Studio Team System
8 6 (0.30%) Zephyr
9 5 (0.25%) AdminStudio
9 5 (0.25%) MSI
10 4 (0.20%) Cucumber
10 4 (0.20%) InstallShield
10 4 (0.20%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (0.20%) Serena SBM
10 4 (0.20%) TestDirector
General
1 765 (38.87%) Social Skills
2 400 (20.33%) Finance
3 270 (13.72%) Analytical Skills
4 135 (6.86%) Public Sector
5 115 (5.84%) Organisational Skills
6 85 (4.32%) Presentation Skills
7 75 (3.81%) Banking
8 70 (3.56%) Telecoms
9 59 (3.00%) Legal
10 54 (2.74%) Marketing
11 53 (2.69%) Retail
12 48 (2.44%) Influencing Skills
13 31 (1.58%) Law
13 31 (1.58%) Manufacturing
14 30 (1.52%) Documentation Skills
15 21 (1.07%) Local Government
16 17 (0.86%) Aerospace
17 13 (0.66%) Investment Banking
18 12 (0.61%) Automotive
18 12 (0.61%) French Language
Job Titles
1 595 (30.23%) Analyst
2 222 (11.28%) Support Engineer
3 163 (8.28%) Service Analyst
4 137 (6.96%) Service Desk Analyst
5 130 (6.61%) Project Manager
6 125 (6.35%) Desktop Support
6 125 (6.35%) IT Support
7 124 (6.30%) Business Analyst
8 102 (5.18%) Support Analyst
9 89 (4.52%) 2nd Line Support
10 84 (4.27%) Desktop Engineer
11 83 (4.22%) IT Analyst
12 80 (4.07%) Developer
13 71 (3.61%) IT Engineer
14 70 (3.56%) 1st Line Support
15 63 (3.20%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 62 (3.15%) Data Analyst
17 51 (2.59%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 51 (2.59%) Administrator
17 51 (2.59%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (2.13%) HTML
2 33 (1.68%) .NET
3 25 (1.27%) XML
4 17 (0.86%) REST
5 16 (0.81%) LDAP
5 16 (0.81%) Web Services
6 15 (0.76%) JSON
7 12 (0.61%) CSS
7 12 (0.61%) XMPP
8 11 (0.56%) AngularJS
9 10 (0.51%) COM
10 8 (0.41%) .NET Framework
10 8 (0.41%) Node.js
10 8 (0.41%) React
10 8 (0.41%) SOAP
11 7 (0.36%) ASP.NET
11 7 (0.36%) Oracle Fusion
11 7 (0.36%) WinForms
12 5 (0.25%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (0.25%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 95 (4.83%) Management Information System
2 85 (4.32%) Self-Motivation
3 79 (4.01%) NHS
4 60 (3.05%) Blackberry
5 54 (2.74%) iPhone
6 52 (2.64%) iPad
7 50 (2.54%) User Experience
8 44 (2.24%) Data Centre
9 41 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
10 37 (1.88%) Virtual Team
11 30 (1.52%) Driving Licence
12 28 (1.42%) Smartphone
13 24 (1.22%) Mobile App
14 18 (0.91%) e-Learning
15 15 (0.76%) Mainframe
16 14 (0.71%) CMDB
16 14 (0.71%) PMI
17 13 (0.66%) Clustering
17 13 (0.66%) Digital Media
17 13 (0.66%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 791 (40.19%) Windows
2 382 (19.41%) Windows 10
3 166 (8.43%) Windows 7
4 131 (6.66%) Windows Server
5 109 (5.54%) Android
6 83 (4.22%) Apple iOS
7 80 (4.07%) Linux
8 52 (2.64%) Windows Server 2019
9 51 (2.59%) Windows Server 2012
10 50 (2.54%) Mac OS
11 39 (1.98%) Unix
12 38 (1.93%) Windows Server 2016
13 36 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
14 33 (1.68%) Windows Phone
15 29 (1.47%) Mac OS X
16 19 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 19 (0.97%) Windows 8
17 15 (0.76%) Windows XP
18 12 (0.61%) zOS
19 9 (0.46%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 334 (16.97%) Problem-Solving
2 301 (15.29%) Agile Software Development
3 280 (14.23%) Project Management
4 279 (14.18%) ITIL
5 173 (8.79%) Change Management
6 155 (7.88%) Stakeholder Management
7 146 (7.42%) Migration
8 122 (6.20%) Business Intelligence
9 119 (6.05%) Project Delivery
10 117 (5.95%) PRINCE2
11 100 (5.08%) Decision-Making
12 94 (4.78%) DevOps
13 93 (4.73%) Analytics
14 88 (4.47%) Service Delivery
15 87 (4.42%) Service Management
16 84 (4.27%) ITSM
17 82 (4.17%) Data Modelling
17 82 (4.17%) Process Improvement
18 78 (3.96%) Coaching
19 77 (3.91%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 184 (9.35%) SQL
2 113 (5.74%) PowerShell
3 59 (3.00%) Python
4 36 (1.83%) C#
4 36 (1.83%) Java
5 35 (1.78%) JavaScript
6 32 (1.63%) C
7 31 (1.58%) VB
8 29 (1.47%) T-SQL
9 28 (1.42%) VBA
10 13 (0.66%) COBOL
10 13 (0.66%) JCL
11 12 (0.61%) REXX
12 11 (0.56%) PL/SQL
13 10 (0.51%) Bash Shell
14 9 (0.46%) Perl
15 7 (0.36%) VBScript
16 5 (0.25%) VB.NET
17 4 (0.20%) Ada
17 4 (0.20%) PHP
Qualifications
1 165 (8.38%) Security Cleared
2 151 (7.67%) Degree
3 117 (5.95%) SC Cleared
4 63 (3.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 45 (2.29%) PMP
6 42 (2.13%) PMI Certification
7 40 (2.03%) Cisco Certification
8 34 (1.73%) MCSE
9 32 (1.63%) ISEB
10 30 (1.52%) DV Cleared
11 29 (1.47%) DBS Check
12 28 (1.42%) MCP
13 21 (1.07%) ISTQB
14 18 (0.91%) CCNA
14 18 (0.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 17 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
15 17 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
16 15 (0.76%) ISEB Practitioner
16 15 (0.76%) MCSA
17 14 (0.71%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 159 (8.08%) SLA
2 111 (5.64%) PMO
3 62 (3.15%) QA
4 38 (1.93%) Data Quality
5 30 (1.52%) GDPR
6 14 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.36%) Accessibility
7 7 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.36%) P3O
8 4 (0.20%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.15%) Basel III
9 3 (0.15%) COBIT
9 3 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.10%) COSHH
10 2 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.10%) ITGC
10 2 (0.10%) MiFID
10 2 (0.10%) NIST
10 2 (0.10%) NIST 800
10 2 (0.10%) PMBOK
System Software
1 529 (26.88%) Active Directory
2 92 (4.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (1.22%) Hyper-V
4 18 (0.91%) Virtual Desktop
5 16 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
6 15 (0.76%) BitLocker
6 15 (0.76%) VMware NSX
7 14 (0.71%) RACF
8 13 (0.66%) Docker
8 13 (0.66%) vSphere
9 12 (0.61%) Job Entry Subsystem
9 12 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (0.46%) NFS
10 9 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
11 7 (0.36%) XenDesktop
12 6 (0.30%) XenApp
13 4 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (0.15%) Firmware
14 3 (0.15%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 169 (8.59%) SCCM
2 87 (4.42%) Microsoft Intune
3 29 (1.47%) Ansible
4 19 (0.97%) AirWatch
5 12 (0.61%) Jamf Pro
5 12 (0.61%) Tivoli NetView
6 11 (0.56%) Kubernetes
6 11 (0.56%) Puppet
7 10 (0.51%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 10 (0.51%) Terraform
8 9 (0.46%) Control-M
8 9 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
9 7 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (0.30%) FortiGate
10 6 (0.30%) QRadar
10 6 (0.30%) SCOM
10 6 (0.30%) Tivoli
11 5 (0.25%) AppManager
11 5 (0.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 1,267 (64.38%) Microsoft
2 114 (5.79%) VMware
3 107 (5.44%) ServiceNow
4 101 (5.13%) Cisco
4 101 (5.13%) Oracle
5 100 (5.08%) Citrix
6 96 (4.88%) Apple
7 80 (4.07%) Adobe
8 56 (2.85%) Google
9 49 (2.49%) Salesforce.com
10 43 (2.18%) Dell
11 42 (2.13%) IBM
12 40 (2.03%) HP
13 35 (1.78%) SAP
14 28 (1.42%) Remedy
15 21 (1.07%) Ivanti
15 21 (1.07%) Teradata
16 20 (1.02%) Red Hat
17 17 (0.86%) Sophos
18 14 (0.71%) NetApp