Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 2019 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 93 77 85
Rank change year-on-year -16 +8 -29
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 1,209 1,440 1,313
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.76% 3.12% 3.14%
As % of the Applications category 35.28% 36.86% 35.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 806 995 846
London median daily rate £300 £275 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% +4.80%
10th Percentile £125 £130 £128
90th Percentile £575 £525 £538
England median daily rate £300 £288 £300
% change year-on-year +4.35% -4.17% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 74 105
London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £16.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +4.19%
10th Percentile £12.74 £11.81 £10.75
90th Percentile £36.50 £28.88 £32.50
England median hourly rate £15.25 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +8.89% -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 London with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 3,427 3,907 3,650
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 7.81% 8.47% 8.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,266 2,728 2,388
London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £156 £150 £160
90th Percentile £599 £600 £575
England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 127 165
London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £16.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.32% +23.09% -2.03%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £11.39
90th Percentile £47.50 £38.75 £42.50
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +3.23%

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019. 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 +8 322 £275 -8.33% 83
West London -11 84 £131 -54.35% 45
East London -19 36 £203 +6.58% 15
South London -37 20 £465 +132.50% 10
North London -11 4 £275 -15.38% 8
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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.

1 756 (62.53%) Microsoft
2 554 (45.82%) Windows
3 366 (30.27%) Finance
4 352 (29.11%) Active Directory
5 333 (27.54%) Office 365
6 307 (25.39%) Microsoft Excel
7 296 (24.48%) Windows 7
8 283 (23.41%) Windows 10
9 245 (20.26%) ITIL
10 187 (15.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 178 (14.72%) Project Management
12 146 (12.08%) SharePoint
13 140 (11.58%) Citrix
14 130 (10.75%) Problem-Solving
15 122 (10.09%) Degree
16 120 (9.93%) MS Visio
17 119 (9.84%) SCCM
17 119 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
18 114 (9.43%) Agile Software Development
19 112 (9.26%) Apple
20 111 (9.18%) Service Management
21 106 (8.77%) VMware
22 103 (8.52%) Cisco
23 100 (8.27%) Migration
24 99 (8.19%) Banking
24 99 (8.19%) LAN
24 99 (8.19%) SQL
25 95 (7.86%) Windows Server
26 94 (7.78%) Microsoft Azure
27 93 (7.69%) MS Exchange

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
1 146 (12.08%) SharePoint
2 93 (7.69%) MS Exchange
3 63 (5.21%) Skype for Business
4 36 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2010
5 19 (1.57%) CMS
6 17 (1.41%) Confluence
7 16 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (0.58%) IBM Notes
8 7 (0.58%) IIS
9 6 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (0.50%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (0.41%) MQSeries
10 5 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.33%) MS Project Server
11 4 (0.33%) SAS
12 3 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 3 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.17%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 307 (25.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 187 (15.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 120 (9.93%) MS Visio
4 77 (6.37%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.66%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.58%) Acrobat
8 6 (0.50%) Adobe Captivate
9 4 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.33%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.17%) Adobe After Effects
10 2 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.17%) Camtasia
10 2 (0.17%) Shockwave
11 1 (0.083%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.083%) Blender
11 1 (0.083%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.083%) InDesign
11 1 (0.083%) Revit
11 1 (0.083%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 14 (1.16%) HiPortfolio
2 10 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.58%) Elite 3E
4 6 (0.50%) Carpe Diem
5 5 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.33%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.25%) Dynamics GP
7 3 (0.25%) Oracle Assets
7 3 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.25%) SAP BPC
7 3 (0.25%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.25%) thinkFolio
7 3 (0.25%) Visualfiles
8 2 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.17%) Eikon
8 2 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.17%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 2 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 333 (27.54%) Office 365
2 94 (7.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (3.14%) OneDrive
4 32 (2.65%) SaaS
5 28 (2.32%) Amazon AWS
6 20 (1.65%) PaaS
7 16 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
8 15 (1.24%) IaaS
9 14 (1.16%) G Suite
10 13 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
11 12 (0.99%) Dynamics 365
12 9 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
13 8 (0.66%) Mimecast
13 8 (0.66%) Yammer
14 4 (0.33%) GoToWebinar
14 4 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
15 3 (0.25%) AdWords
15 3 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
15 3 (0.25%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
15 3 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 99 (8.19%) LAN
2 80 (6.62%) WAN
3 78 (6.45%) Skype
3 78 (6.45%) VPN
4 77 (6.37%) DNS
5 71 (5.87%) DHCP
6 58 (4.80%) TCP/IP
7 53 (4.38%) Internet
8 43 (3.56%) Cisco IOS
9 34 (2.81%) Firewall
10 27 (2.23%) VoIP
11 23 (1.90%) Wireless
12 22 (1.82%) WebEx
13 18 (1.49%) Telepresence
14 17 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
15 13 (1.08%) Remote Desktop
16 12 (0.99%) Intranet
17 11 (0.91%) SAN
17 11 (0.91%) SMTP
18 10 (0.83%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 20 (1.65%) Oracle Reports
3 15 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (1.16%) Relational Database
5 12 (0.99%) Big Data
6 11 (0.91%) QlikView
7 9 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (0.74%) MS Access
8 8 (0.66%) Blockchain
8 8 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
8 8 (0.66%) Power BI
8 8 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (0.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.25%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.25%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (0.25%) SAP BW
11 2 (0.17%) Amazon Redshift
11 2 (0.17%) Oracle Smart View
Development Applications
1 47 (3.89%) JIRA
2 7 (0.58%) Subversion
3 6 (0.50%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.41%) Axure RP
4 5 (0.41%) SoapUI
4 5 (0.41%) Visual Studio
4 5 (0.41%) XMLSpy
5 4 (0.33%) fastlane
5 4 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.33%) Xcode
6 3 (0.25%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.25%) MSI
6 3 (0.25%) WiX
7 2 (0.17%) Gradle
7 2 (0.17%) Hudson
7 2 (0.17%) Liquibase
7 2 (0.17%) Maven
7 2 (0.17%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.17%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 366 (30.27%) Finance
2 99 (8.19%) Banking
3 80 (6.62%) Law
4 63 (5.21%) Legal
5 32 (2.65%) Marketing
5 32 (2.65%) Retail
6 30 (2.48%) Telecoms
7 22 (1.82%) Publishing
8 21 (1.74%) Advertising
8 21 (1.74%) Back Office
8 21 (1.74%) Investment Banking
9 17 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
9 17 (1.41%) Spanish Language
10 14 (1.16%) Front Office
11 11 (0.91%) French Language
12 10 (0.83%) German Language
13 9 (0.74%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.66%) Billing
15 7 (0.58%) Italian Language
16 6 (0.50%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 458 (37.88%) Analyst
2 150 (12.41%) Service Analyst
3 138 (11.41%) Service Desk Analyst
4 131 (10.84%) Support Engineer
5 130 (10.75%) Support Analyst
6 107 (8.85%) Desktop Support
7 101 (8.35%) Business Analyst
8 83 (6.87%) IT Support
9 82 (6.78%) 2nd Line Support
10 76 (6.29%) Project Manager
11 70 (5.79%) IT Analyst
12 64 (5.29%) Desktop Engineer
13 57 (4.71%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 46 (3.80%) IT Support Analyst
15 40 (3.31%) Developer
16 39 (3.23%) Service Desk Support
17 38 (3.14%) Trainer
18 37 (3.06%) Consultant
19 36 (2.98%) Service Desk Support Analyst
19 36 (2.98%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (2.81%) .NET
2 19 (1.57%) Web Services
3 10 (0.83%) XML
4 9 (0.74%) .NET Framework
5 8 (0.66%) Middleware
6 7 (0.58%) Software Packaging
7 6 (0.50%) IBM Integration Bus
7 6 (0.50%) JSON
7 6 (0.50%) Oracle Fusion
7 6 (0.50%) WebSphere MQ
7 6 (0.50%) WPF
8 5 (0.41%) ASP.NET
8 5 (0.41%) SOAP
9 4 (0.33%) .NET Core
9 4 (0.33%) CSS
9 4 (0.33%) HTML
9 4 (0.33%) LDAP
9 4 (0.33%) React
9 4 (0.33%) REST
9 4 (0.33%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 119 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (5.54%) Self-Motivation
3 60 (4.96%) Management Information System
4 52 (4.30%) Blackberry
4 52 (4.30%) iPhone
5 48 (3.97%) Video Conferencing
6 45 (3.72%) Smartphone
7 38 (3.14%) iPad
8 32 (2.65%) User Experience
9 26 (2.15%) Data Centre
10 17 (1.41%) e-Learning
10 17 (1.41%) Virtual Team
11 15 (1.24%) NHS
12 14 (1.16%) Linux Command Line
13 13 (1.08%) Handset
14 12 (0.99%) Fintech
15 10 (0.83%) Data Protection Act
15 10 (0.83%) Equities
16 9 (0.74%) Clustering
16 9 (0.74%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 554 (45.82%) Windows
2 296 (24.48%) Windows 7
3 283 (23.41%) Windows 10
4 95 (7.86%) Windows Server
5 64 (5.29%) Windows 8
6 62 (5.13%) Apple iOS
7 60 (4.96%) Windows Server 2008
8 58 (4.80%) Android
9 57 (4.71%) Windows Server 2012
10 47 (3.89%) Mac OS X
11 37 (3.06%) Mac OS
12 34 (2.81%) Unix
13 31 (2.56%) Linux
14 19 (1.57%) Windows XP
15 14 (1.16%) Solaris
16 13 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 11 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
18 3 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
19 2 (0.17%) AIX
20 1 (0.083%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (20.26%) ITIL
2 178 (14.72%) Project Management
3 130 (10.75%) Problem-Solving
4 114 (9.43%) Agile Software Development
5 111 (9.18%) Service Management
6 100 (8.27%) Migration
7 87 (7.20%) Stakeholder Management
8 84 (6.95%) Change Management
9 72 (5.96%) Business Analysis
10 62 (5.13%) Decision-Making
11 60 (4.96%) Asset Management
12 52 (4.30%) Continuous Improvement
13 50 (4.14%) Data Analysis
14 48 (3.97%) PRINCE2
15 44 (3.64%) ITSM
16 39 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
17 36 (2.98%) Process Improvement
18 35 (2.89%) Analytics
18 35 (2.89%) ERP
19 32 (2.65%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 99 (8.19%) SQL
2 55 (4.55%) PowerShell
3 37 (3.06%) VBA
4 22 (1.82%) C
5 20 (1.65%) Shell Script
6 17 (1.41%) Python
6 17 (1.41%) VB
7 14 (1.16%) Korn
8 13 (1.08%) T-SQL
9 12 (0.99%) C#
10 10 (0.83%) Perl
11 9 (0.74%) Java
12 8 (0.66%) VB6
13 7 (0.58%) PHP
14 5 (0.41%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.33%) Apple Swift
15 4 (0.33%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.33%) JavaScript
15 4 (0.33%) Ruby
16 3 (0.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 122 (10.09%) Degree
2 58 (4.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 49 (4.05%) ITIL Certification
4 35 (2.89%) Security Cleared
5 28 (2.32%) MCSE
6 27 (2.23%) SC Cleared
7 26 (2.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 18 (1.49%) MCP
8 18 (1.49%) MCSA
9 15 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (1.16%) A+ Certification
10 14 (1.16%) CCNA
11 12 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
12 11 (0.91%) ISEB
12 11 (0.91%) PMI Certification
13 9 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 8 (0.66%) CISSP
14 8 (0.66%) Master's Degree
15 7 (0.58%) ACCA
16 6 (0.50%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (6.87%) SLA
2 62 (5.13%) PMO
3 26 (2.15%) QA
4 17 (1.41%) GDPR
5 11 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.74%) COBIT
6 9 (0.74%) Data Quality
6 9 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.58%) MiFID
7 7 (0.58%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.17%) EMIR
8 2 (0.17%) NEBOSH
9 1 (0.083%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.083%) ISO 20022
9 1 (0.083%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.083%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.083%) SEPA
System Software
1 352 (29.11%) Active Directory
2 75 (6.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (1.90%) BitLocker
3 23 (1.90%) Hyper-V
4 21 (1.74%) XenDesktop
5 20 (1.65%) XenApp
6 13 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
8 11 (0.91%) VMware Server
9 9 (0.74%) Virtual Desktop
9 9 (0.74%) VMware Workstation
10 8 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
11 7 (0.58%) Terminal Services
11 7 (0.58%) XenServer
12 6 (0.50%) vSphere
13 5 (0.41%) Firmware
14 4 (0.33%) Docker
14 4 (0.33%) Xen
15 3 (0.25%) DFS Replication
16 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 119 (9.84%) SCCM
2 22 (1.82%) AirWatch
3 18 (1.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 16 (1.32%) Microsoft Intune
5 14 (1.16%) Oracle ZFS
6 13 (1.08%) WSUS
7 12 (0.99%) Backup Exec
8 11 (0.91%) Cisco CUCM
8 11 (0.91%) SCOM
8 11 (0.91%) vCenter Server
9 9 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
10 7 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (0.50%) Ansible
11 6 (0.50%) Microsoft Clustering
12 5 (0.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 5 (0.41%) SCOrch
12 5 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
12 5 (0.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 4 (0.33%) HP ALM
13 4 (0.33%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 756 (62.53%) Microsoft
2 140 (11.58%) Citrix
3 112 (9.26%) Apple
4 106 (8.77%) VMware
5 103 (8.52%) Cisco
6 53 (4.38%) HP
7 50 (4.14%) Adobe
7 50 (4.14%) Oracle
8 38 (3.14%) SAP
8 38 (3.14%) ServiceNow
9 35 (2.89%) Ivanti
10 31 (2.56%) Google
11 30 (2.48%) iManage
12 28 (2.32%) Sophos
13 27 (2.23%) Sony
14 26 (2.15%) Bloomberg
15 25 (2.07%) McAfee
16 20 (1.65%) Avaya
16 20 (1.65%) Polycom
16 20 (1.65%) Reuters