Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 89 93 86
Rank change year-on-year +4 -7 -9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 1,046 1,294 1,394
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.83% 2.80% 3.10%
As % of the Applications category 36.57% 35.91% 37.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 716 876 940
London median daily rate £288 £300 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.17% -2.04% -2.39%
10th Percentile £130 £121 £134
90th Percentile £554 £575 £538
England median daily rate £295 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -1.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 107 69
London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.00% +23.30%
10th Percentile £12.73 £13.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £22.33 £29.15 £34.68
England median hourly rate £16.25 £15.50 £14.20
% change year-on-year +4.84% +9.15% -8.39%

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 2,860 3,603 3,762
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 7.75% 7.80% 8.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,914 2,425 2,568
London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £160 £153 £160
90th Percentile £597 £600 £600
England median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +6.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 162 127
London median hourly rate £19.16 £19.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.45% -8.33% +26.09%
10th Percentile £12.04 £13.00 £12.83
90th Percentile £34.88 £47.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% -3.03%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +10 304 £325 +23.81% 80
West London +15 79 £180 - 56
East London -1 24 £288 +21.05% 22
South London +41 19 £325 -20.73% 18
North London +3 10 £190 -15.56% 11
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 640 (61.19%) Microsoft
2 498 (47.61%) Windows
3 371 (35.47%) Active Directory
4 340 (32.50%) Office 365
5 316 (30.21%) Windows 10
6 309 (29.54%) Finance
7 255 (24.38%) Microsoft Excel
8 224 (21.41%) Windows 7
9 223 (21.32%) ITIL
10 148 (14.15%) SharePoint
10 148 (14.15%) Project Management
11 140 (13.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 126 (12.05%) Problem-Solving
13 124 (11.85%) Analytical Skills
14 120 (11.47%) SCCM
15 115 (10.99%) Agile Software Development
16 114 (10.90%) Degree
17 105 (10.04%) Migration
18 104 (9.94%) MS Exchange
19 97 (9.27%) Citrix
20 94 (8.99%) Azure
21 90 (8.60%) SQL
22 85 (8.13%) Banking
23 84 (8.03%) Self-Motivation
24 83 (7.93%) Windows Server
25 79 (7.55%) DNS
26 78 (7.46%) Law
27 74 (7.07%) Skype
27 74 (7.07%) Skype for Business
28 73 (6.98%) Cisco

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
1 148 (14.15%) SharePoint
2 104 (9.94%) MS Exchange
3 74 (7.07%) Skype for Business
4 40 (3.82%) Confluence
5 33 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2010
6 13 (1.24%) IIS
7 12 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (0.96%) CMS
9 8 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (0.57%) IBM Notes
11 5 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (0.38%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.38%) SAS
13 3 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
13 3 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
15 1 (0.096%) Moodle
15 1 (0.096%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 255 (24.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 140 (13.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 67 (6.41%) MS Visio
4 43 (4.11%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (0.86%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.29%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.29%) Mozilla Thunderbird
9 2 (0.19%) Adobe Captivate
9 2 (0.19%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.19%) Camtasia
9 2 (0.19%) FreeHand
9 2 (0.19%) InDesign
10 1 (0.096%) Houdini
10 1 (0.096%) MicroStation
10 1 (0.096%) Revit
10 1 (0.096%) Shockwave
10 1 (0.096%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 17 (1.63%) Elite 3E
2 11 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.76%) Eloqua
4 8 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.57%) Eikon
6 5 (0.48%) NetSuite
7 4 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.29%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.096%) Exchequer
10 1 (0.096%) Primavera
10 1 (0.096%) Relativity
10 1 (0.096%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 340 (32.50%) Office 365
2 94 (8.99%) Azure
3 44 (4.21%) Azure Active Directory
4 37 (3.54%) AWS
5 33 (3.15%) OneDrive
6 26 (2.49%) Power Platform
7 14 (1.34%) G Suite
7 14 (1.34%) SaaS
8 10 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
8 10 (0.96%) PowerApps
9 9 (0.86%) Mimecast
10 8 (0.76%) IaaS
11 7 (0.67%) Microsoft Flow
11 7 (0.67%) PaaS
12 6 (0.57%) GCP
12 6 (0.57%) Yammer
13 5 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 5 (0.48%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 5 (0.48%) ShareGate
14 3 (0.29%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 79 (7.55%) DNS
2 74 (7.07%) Skype
3 69 (6.60%) DHCP
4 68 (6.50%) LAN
5 57 (5.45%) TCP/IP
6 55 (5.26%) VPN
7 49 (4.68%) WAN
8 35 (3.35%) Firewall
9 28 (2.68%) Wireless
10 27 (2.58%) Wi-Fi
11 26 (2.49%) Intranet
12 24 (2.29%) VoIP
13 23 (2.20%) Internet
13 23 (2.20%) Remote Desktop
14 19 (1.82%) Cisco IOS
15 17 (1.63%) SAN
16 12 (1.15%) IP Telephony
16 12 (1.15%) VLAN
17 10 (0.96%) FTP
18 9 (0.86%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (5.83%) SQL Server
2 30 (2.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 25 (2.39%) Power BI
4 17 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (1.43%) Relational Database
6 11 (1.05%) Big Data
7 10 (0.96%) MySQL
7 10 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (0.67%) SQL Server 2016
9 6 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (0.48%) Oracle Database
10 5 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (0.48%) Redis
11 4 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (0.38%) QlikView
12 3 (0.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 3 (0.29%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 66 (6.31%) JIRA
2 13 (1.24%) Visual Studio
2 13 (1.24%) Visual Studio Team System
3 11 (1.05%) Git (software)
4 7 (0.67%) Subversion
5 4 (0.38%) MSI
5 4 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.29%) Eclipse
6 3 (0.29%) ProC
6 3 (0.29%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (0.29%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 2 (0.19%) IBM UrbanCode
7 2 (0.19%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.19%) Sourcetree
7 2 (0.19%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.19%) WiX
7 2 (0.19%) Zephyr
8 1 (0.096%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.096%) Toad
General
1 309 (29.54%) Finance
2 85 (8.13%) Banking
3 78 (7.46%) Law
4 63 (6.02%) Legal
5 58 (5.54%) Public Sector
6 53 (5.07%) Telecoms
7 33 (3.15%) Retail
8 29 (2.77%) Marketing
9 27 (2.58%) Investment Banking
10 24 (2.29%) German Language
11 18 (1.72%) Financial Institution
12 17 (1.63%) Manufacturing
13 14 (1.34%) French Language
13 14 (1.34%) Spanish Language
14 12 (1.15%) Advertising
15 10 (0.96%) Local Government
15 10 (0.96%) Publishing
16 9 (0.86%) Back Office
17 8 (0.76%) Italian Language
18 6 (0.57%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 351 (33.56%) Analyst
2 132 (12.62%) Support Engineer
3 120 (11.47%) Service Analyst
4 118 (11.28%) Desktop Support
5 114 (10.90%) Service Desk Analyst
6 103 (9.85%) Support Analyst
7 81 (7.74%) 2nd Line Support
8 70 (6.69%) IT Support
9 61 (5.83%) Desktop Engineer
9 61 (5.83%) IT Analyst
10 60 (5.74%) Business Analyst
11 48 (4.59%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 47 (4.49%) 1st Line Support
12 47 (4.49%) Project Manager
13 35 (3.35%) Desktop Analyst
13 35 (3.35%) Desktop Support Analyst
14 33 (3.15%) IT Engineer
14 33 (3.15%) IT Support Analyst
15 31 (2.96%) Consultant
15 31 (2.96%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (2.77%) Web Services
2 26 (2.49%) .NET
3 24 (2.29%) HTML
4 19 (1.82%) CSS
5 13 (1.24%) XML
6 10 (0.96%) jQuery
7 9 (0.86%) ASP.NET
8 6 (0.57%) .NET Framework
8 6 (0.57%) EDIFACT
8 6 (0.57%) JSON
8 6 (0.57%) REST
8 6 (0.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 5 (0.48%) Angular 2
9 5 (0.48%) AngularJS
9 5 (0.48%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (0.48%) COM
9 5 (0.48%) HTML5
9 5 (0.48%) MDX
10 4 (0.38%) .NET Core
10 4 (0.38%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 124 (11.85%) Analytical Skills
2 84 (8.03%) Self-Motivation
3 64 (6.12%) Blackberry
4 63 (6.02%) Management Information System
5 50 (4.78%) iPhone
6 44 (4.21%) Video Conferencing
7 22 (2.10%) iPad
8 21 (2.01%) Smartphone
9 17 (1.63%) NHS
10 16 (1.53%) Data Centre
11 15 (1.43%) User Experience
12 14 (1.34%) Virtual Team
13 13 (1.24%) Public Cloud
13 13 (1.24%) Wiki
14 12 (1.15%) PMI
15 11 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
16 10 (0.96%) Video Editing
17 8 (0.76%) e-Learning
17 8 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 8 (0.76%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 498 (47.61%) Windows
2 316 (30.21%) Windows 10
3 224 (21.41%) Windows 7
4 83 (7.93%) Windows Server
5 68 (6.50%) Android
6 54 (5.16%) Apple iOS
7 53 (5.07%) Windows Server 2012
8 44 (4.21%) Mac OS
9 39 (3.73%) Windows Server 2008
10 37 (3.54%) Linux
11 36 (3.44%) Mac OS X
12 24 (2.29%) Windows 8
13 14 (1.34%) Unix
14 9 (0.86%) Ubuntu
15 6 (0.57%) Windows XP
16 5 (0.48%) CentOS
16 5 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
17 3 (0.29%) Windows 2000
18 2 (0.19%) VMS
19 1 (0.096%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (21.32%) ITIL
2 148 (14.15%) Project Management
3 126 (12.05%) Problem-Solving
4 115 (10.99%) Agile Software Development
5 105 (10.04%) Migration
6 61 (5.83%) Stakeholder Management
7 56 (5.35%) PRINCE2
8 53 (5.07%) Service Management
9 52 (4.97%) Change Management
10 46 (4.40%) Asset Management
11 45 (4.30%) Time Management
12 44 (4.21%) Document Management
13 42 (4.02%) Business Intelligence
14 41 (3.92%) Information Security
15 40 (3.82%) Data Analysis
15 40 (3.82%) Incident Management
15 40 (3.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 39 (3.73%) Business Analysis
17 38 (3.63%) Project Delivery
18 37 (3.54%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 90 (8.60%) SQL
2 60 (5.74%) PowerShell
3 22 (2.10%) VBA
4 18 (1.72%) C#
4 18 (1.72%) JavaScript
5 15 (1.43%) Python
5 15 (1.43%) T-SQL
6 7 (0.67%) C
7 6 (0.57%) PL/SQL
7 6 (0.57%) VBScript
8 5 (0.48%) Bash Shell
8 5 (0.48%) Java
8 5 (0.48%) TypeScript
9 4 (0.38%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 4 (0.38%) Perl
9 4 (0.38%) PHP
9 4 (0.38%) VB.NET
10 3 (0.29%) AWK
10 3 (0.29%) C-shell
10 3 (0.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 114 (10.90%) Degree
2 54 (5.16%) ITIL Certification
3 42 (4.02%) Security Cleared
4 36 (3.44%) SC Cleared
5 34 (3.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 22 (2.10%) PMI Certification
7 21 (2.01%) MCSA
8 17 (1.63%) A+ Certification
8 17 (1.63%) MCP
8 17 (1.63%) MCSE
9 16 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (1.34%) PMP
11 12 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
12 11 (1.05%) DBS Check
13 10 (0.96%) CCNA
13 10 (0.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 8 (0.76%) HND
15 7 (0.67%) MCDST
16 6 (0.57%) CCNP
16 6 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (5.16%) SLA
2 49 (4.68%) PMO
3 23 (2.20%) QA
4 16 (1.53%) GDPR
5 11 (1.05%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.96%) ISO 9001
7 9 (0.86%) MiFID
8 8 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 4 (0.38%) ISO 14001
9 4 (0.38%) NIST
10 3 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.29%) P3O
11 2 (0.19%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.096%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.096%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.096%) ECSS
12 1 (0.096%) PCI DSS
12 1 (0.096%) PMBOK
12 1 (0.096%) WCAG
System Software
1 371 (35.47%) Active Directory
2 43 (4.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (2.49%) XenApp
4 24 (2.29%) Hyper-V
5 20 (1.91%) XenDesktop
6 13 (1.24%) Virtual Desktop
7 12 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (0.86%) vSphere
9 8 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (0.67%) BitLocker
10 7 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
12 5 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (0.38%) pfSense
14 3 (0.29%) Terminal Services
15 2 (0.19%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 2 (0.19%) Xen
16 1 (0.096%) Firmware
16 1 (0.096%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 1 (0.096%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 120 (11.47%) SCCM
2 36 (3.44%) Microsoft Intune
3 26 (2.49%) AirWatch
4 12 (1.15%) Ansible
5 11 (1.05%) Jamf Pro
5 11 (1.05%) SCOM
5 11 (1.05%) Terraform
6 7 (0.67%) Backup Exec
7 6 (0.57%) WSUS
8 5 (0.48%) Microsoft Clustering
8 5 (0.48%) Perfmon
8 5 (0.48%) SafeCom
8 5 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (0.38%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (0.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 4 (0.38%) Nagios
9 4 (0.38%) SCOrch
9 4 (0.38%) SCVMM
9 4 (0.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 4 (0.38%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 640 (61.19%) Microsoft
2 97 (9.27%) Citrix
3 73 (6.98%) Cisco
4 66 (6.31%) VMware
5 58 (5.54%) Apple
6 47 (4.49%) Adobe
7 41 (3.92%) ServiceNow
8 40 (3.82%) SAP
9 31 (2.96%) iManage
10 28 (2.68%) Google
11 27 (2.58%) Remedy
12 26 (2.49%) Bloomberg
12 26 (2.49%) Ivanti
13 25 (2.39%) HP
13 25 (2.39%) Oracle
13 25 (2.39%) Sony
14 19 (1.82%) Reuters
15 18 (1.72%) Symantec
16 16 (1.53%) Dell
17 15 (1.43%) Mitel