Period
to 21 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 21 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
England > London
6 months to
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 88 95 84
Rank change year-on-year +7 -11 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 836 1,214 1,423
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.75% 2.75% 3.11%
As % of the Applications category 36.19% 34.51% 36.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 809 985
London median daily rate £275 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09% -8.33%
10th Percentile £128 £125 £130
90th Percentile £525 £575 £525
England median daily rate £275 £300 £285
% change year-on-year -8.33% +5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 81 73
London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +10.00% +4.81%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.76 £11.81
90th Percentile £31.75 £36.50 £29.25
England median hourly rate £17.00 £15.19 £14.10
% change year-on-year +11.92% +7.73% -2.76%

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 London with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 2,310 3,518 3,937
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 7.61% 7.96% 8.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,571 2,330 2,753
London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £155 £158 £151
90th Percentile £588 £588 £600
England median daily rate £363 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 142 126
London median hourly rate £19.33 £19.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.71% -7.32% +20.59%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £47.46 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% +3.23% -3.13%

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Microsoft Office as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in London

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Office in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in London

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in London over the 6 months to 21 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in London

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in London

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in London over the 6 months to 21 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Office in London

Microsoft Office
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 21 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
Central London +2 211 £275 - 68
West London +8 52 £213 +61.90% 37
East London +39 35 £288 +59.72% 16
South London +31 17 £400 -13.98% 13
North London +23 12 £176 -35.91% 12
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 London region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 513 (61.36%) Microsoft
2 397 (47.49%) Windows
3 307 (36.72%) Office 365
4 287 (34.33%) Active Directory
5 240 (28.71%) Windows 10
6 218 (26.08%) Finance
7 202 (24.16%) Microsoft Excel
8 167 (19.98%) Windows 7
9 163 (19.50%) ITIL
10 116 (13.88%) SharePoint
11 106 (12.68%) Problem-Solving
12 103 (12.32%) Project Management
13 100 (11.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 99 (11.84%) SCCM
15 90 (10.77%) MS Exchange
16 89 (10.65%) Azure
17 88 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
18 83 (9.93%) Migration
19 80 (9.57%) Agile Software Development
19 80 (9.57%) Degree
20 75 (8.97%) Android
20 75 (8.97%) Citrix
20 75 (8.97%) DNS
21 72 (8.61%) LAN
22 70 (8.37%) DHCP
23 65 (7.78%) VMware
24 64 (7.66%) SQL
25 63 (7.54%) Cisco
26 61 (7.30%) Blackberry
26 61 (7.30%) Self-Motivation

Microsoft Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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
1 116 (13.88%) SharePoint
2 90 (10.77%) MS Exchange
3 39 (4.67%) Skype for Business
4 31 (3.71%) Confluence
4 31 (3.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (2.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 15 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
7 12 (1.44%) IIS
8 8 (0.96%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.60%) IBM Notes
10 4 (0.48%) CMS
10 4 (0.48%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.24%) Anypoint
12 2 (0.24%) Mule
12 2 (0.24%) Mule ESB
12 2 (0.24%) Site Server
12 2 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 202 (24.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 100 (11.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 53 (6.34%) MS Visio
4 46 (5.50%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.96%) Photoshop
5 8 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.84%) InVision
6 7 (0.84%) Sketch
7 5 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.48%) Acrobat
8 4 (0.48%) Mozilla Thunderbird
9 2 (0.24%) InDesign
10 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.12%) Houdini
10 1 (0.12%) Maya
10 1 (0.12%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.12%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 8 (0.96%) Oracle AML
2 6 (0.72%) Eloqua
3 5 (0.60%) Workfront
4 4 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.48%) Primavera
4 4 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.36%) Elite 3E
5 3 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.36%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.24%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.12%) Carpe Diem
7 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.12%) Exchequer
7 1 (0.12%) Raiser's Edge
7 1 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.12%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 307 (36.72%) Office 365
2 89 (10.65%) Azure
3 27 (3.23%) OneDrive
4 26 (3.11%) Azure Active Directory
4 26 (3.11%) Power Platform
5 23 (2.75%) AWS
6 18 (2.15%) SaaS
7 12 (1.44%) IaaS
8 10 (1.20%) Yammer
9 9 (1.08%) GCP
9 9 (1.08%) PowerApps
10 8 (0.96%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 8 (0.96%) G Suite
10 8 (0.96%) Mimecast
10 8 (0.96%) PaaS
11 7 (0.84%) Microsoft Flow
12 3 (0.36%) Google Drive
13 2 (0.24%) Adobe Analytics
13 2 (0.24%) GitHub
13 2 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 75 (8.97%) DNS
2 72 (8.61%) LAN
3 70 (8.37%) DHCP
4 60 (7.18%) WAN
5 56 (6.70%) VPN
6 51 (6.10%) Skype
7 46 (5.50%) TCP/IP
8 28 (3.35%) VoIP
8 28 (3.35%) Wi-Fi
9 26 (3.11%) Cisco IOS
10 23 (2.75%) Firewall
11 22 (2.63%) SAN
11 22 (2.63%) Wireless
12 21 (2.51%) Internet
13 16 (1.91%) FTP
13 16 (1.91%) Remote Desktop
14 12 (1.44%) NAS
15 10 (1.20%) Intranet
16 9 (1.08%) VLAN
17 7 (0.84%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (4.90%) SQL Server
2 26 (3.11%) Power BI
3 14 (1.67%) Oracle Database
4 11 (1.32%) Oracle Database 10g
5 10 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
5 10 (1.20%) Relational Database
6 8 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
6 8 (0.96%) Oracle Database 12c
6 8 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (0.72%) SQL Server 2016
8 5 (0.60%) MySQL
8 5 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.36%) Biml
10 3 (0.36%) Data Lake
10 3 (0.36%) Data Mining
10 3 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.24%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 48 (5.74%) JIRA
2 15 (1.79%) Subversion
3 11 (1.32%) Jenkins
3 11 (1.32%) Visual Studio
4 9 (1.08%) Eclipse
4 9 (1.08%) Git (software)
4 9 (1.08%) Toad
5 8 (0.96%) Ant
5 8 (0.96%) Artifactory
5 8 (0.96%) JUnit
5 8 (0.96%) Maven
5 8 (0.96%) Selenium
6 3 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.36%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 2 (0.24%) IBM UrbanCode
7 2 (0.24%) Sourcetree
7 2 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.24%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.24%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (0.24%) Zephyr
General
1 218 (26.08%) Finance
2 56 (6.70%) Banking
2 56 (6.70%) Public Sector
3 46 (5.50%) Law
4 42 (5.02%) Telecoms
5 27 (3.23%) Legal
6 24 (2.87%) Investment Banking
6 24 (2.87%) Marketing
7 20 (2.39%) German Language
8 19 (2.27%) Retail
9 16 (1.91%) Manufacturing
10 11 (1.32%) French Language
11 10 (1.20%) Advertising
11 10 (1.20%) Financial Institution
11 10 (1.20%) Spanish Language
12 8 (0.96%) Back Office
12 8 (0.96%) Publishing
13 7 (0.84%) Front Office
13 7 (0.84%) Italian Language
13 7 (0.84%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 279 (33.37%) Analyst
2 98 (11.72%) Service Analyst
3 97 (11.60%) Support Engineer
4 94 (11.24%) Service Desk Analyst
5 92 (11.00%) Desktop Support
6 89 (10.65%) Support Analyst
7 65 (7.78%) IT Analyst
8 63 (7.54%) IT Support
9 52 (6.22%) Business Analyst
10 49 (5.86%) Desktop Engineer
11 47 (5.62%) 2nd Line Support
12 39 (4.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 39 (4.67%) IT Support Analyst
13 37 (4.43%) 1st Line Support
13 37 (4.43%) Project Manager
14 30 (3.59%) Administrator
15 28 (3.35%) Developer
16 26 (3.11%) Coordinator
16 26 (3.11%) Desktop Analyst
16 26 (3.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (1.79%) .NET
2 12 (1.44%) HTML
3 10 (1.20%) Spring
3 10 (1.20%) Web Services
4 8 (0.96%) CSS
4 8 (0.96%) Hibernate
4 8 (0.96%) JDBC
4 8 (0.96%) JSP
4 8 (0.96%) Struts
5 7 (0.84%) LDAP
6 6 (0.72%) ASP.NET
7 5 (0.60%) Regular Expression
7 5 (0.60%) Velocity
7 5 (0.60%) XML
8 4 (0.48%) .NET Framework
8 4 (0.48%) COM
8 4 (0.48%) Middleware
9 3 (0.36%) jQuery
9 3 (0.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (0.36%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 88 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (7.30%) Blackberry
2 61 (7.30%) Self-Motivation
3 50 (5.98%) iPhone
4 42 (5.02%) Management Information System
5 30 (3.59%) Smartphone
6 29 (3.47%) Video Conferencing
7 20 (2.39%) NHS
7 20 (2.39%) User Experience
8 14 (1.67%) iPad
9 13 (1.56%) Data Centre
10 11 (1.32%) Virtual Team
11 10 (1.20%) Handset
11 10 (1.20%) PMI
11 10 (1.20%) Replication
12 7 (0.84%) BYOD
12 7 (0.84%) Public Cloud
13 6 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (0.72%) FMCG
13 6 (0.72%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 397 (47.49%) Windows
2 240 (28.71%) Windows 10
3 167 (19.98%) Windows 7
4 75 (8.97%) Android
5 56 (6.70%) Windows Server
6 53 (6.34%) Apple iOS
6 53 (6.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 44 (5.26%) Linux
8 28 (3.35%) Mac OS
9 27 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
10 26 (3.11%) Mac OS X
11 13 (1.56%) Windows 8
12 10 (1.20%) Ubuntu
13 8 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (0.96%) Unix
14 5 (0.60%) CentOS
15 4 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
16 3 (0.36%) Windows XP
17 1 (0.12%) VMS
17 1 (0.12%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (19.50%) ITIL
2 106 (12.68%) Problem-Solving
3 103 (12.32%) Project Management
4 83 (9.93%) Migration
5 80 (9.57%) Agile Software Development
6 49 (5.86%) Service Management
7 48 (5.74%) Stakeholder Management
8 47 (5.62%) PRINCE2
9 40 (4.78%) Business Intelligence
10 39 (4.67%) Change Management
11 38 (4.55%) Decision-Making
12 33 (3.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 33 (3.95%) Mobile Device Management
13 32 (3.83%) Asset Management
14 31 (3.71%) Time Management
15 28 (3.35%) User Acceptance Testing
16 27 (3.23%) SDLC
17 26 (3.11%) Business Analysis
17 26 (3.11%) Data Analysis
17 26 (3.11%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 64 (7.66%) SQL
2 59 (7.06%) PowerShell
3 15 (1.79%) VBA
4 14 (1.67%) PL/SQL
5 13 (1.56%) Java
6 12 (1.44%) T-SQL
7 9 (1.08%) C#
8 7 (0.84%) JavaScript
9 5 (0.60%) C
10 4 (0.48%) Python
11 3 (0.36%) C++
11 3 (0.36%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.36%) VBScript
12 2 (0.24%) PHP
13 1 (0.12%) Korn
13 1 (0.12%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.12%) R
Qualifications
1 80 (9.57%) Degree
2 47 (5.62%) ITIL Certification
3 45 (5.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 45 (5.38%) Security Cleared
4 35 (4.19%) SC Cleared
5 27 (3.23%) MCP
6 25 (2.99%) MCSA
6 25 (2.99%) MCSE
7 15 (1.79%) PMI Certification
8 13 (1.56%) A+ Certification
9 12 (1.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 11 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
11 10 (1.20%) CCA
11 10 (1.20%) Citrix Certification
11 10 (1.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 9 (1.08%) PMP
13 7 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
14 6 (0.72%) APMP
14 6 (0.72%) CCNA
14 6 (0.72%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (5.62%) SLA
2 39 (4.67%) PMO
3 19 (2.27%) GDPR
4 18 (2.15%) QA
5 10 (1.20%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.72%) MiFID
7 3 (0.36%) NIST
8 2 (0.24%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.24%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.12%) P3O
9 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.12%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 287 (34.33%) Active Directory
2 44 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (2.87%) Hyper-V
4 13 (1.56%) XenApp
5 12 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
7 9 (1.08%) XenDesktop
8 6 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.48%) pfSense
10 4 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (0.48%) vSphere
11 2 (0.24%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.24%) KVM
11 2 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.24%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.24%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.12%) NFS
12 1 (0.12%) UAG
12 1 (0.12%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 99 (11.84%) SCCM
2 34 (4.07%) AirWatch
3 22 (2.63%) Microsoft Intune
4 13 (1.56%) Jamf Pro
5 10 (1.20%) WSUS
6 8 (0.96%) SCOM
7 7 (0.84%) Backup Exec
8 4 (0.48%) Cisco CUCM
8 4 (0.48%) Nagios
8 4 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.36%) FortiGate
9 3 (0.36%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 2 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.24%) NSN NetAct
10 2 (0.24%) SafeCom
10 2 (0.24%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.24%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 513 (61.36%) Microsoft
2 75 (8.97%) Citrix
3 65 (7.78%) VMware
4 63 (7.54%) Cisco
5 48 (5.74%) Apple
6 39 (4.67%) ServiceNow
7 37 (4.43%) Oracle
8 34 (4.07%) Adobe
9 29 (3.47%) Bloomberg
9 29 (3.47%) HP
10 28 (3.35%) Ivanti
10 28 (3.35%) SAP
11 25 (2.99%) Google
12 17 (2.03%) Remedy
12 17 (2.03%) Sony
13 15 (1.79%) Reuters
14 14 (1.67%) Meraki
15 12 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
16 11 (1.32%) iManage
17 10 (1.20%) Avaya