Period
to 12 April 2021

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 12 April 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
England > London
6 months to
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 147 104 96
Rank change year-on-year -43 -8 -13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 381 600 1,176
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.77% 2.46% 2.76%
As % of the Applications category 29.65% 33.24% 34.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 415 786
10th Percentile £186 £126 £128
25th Percentile £313 £168 £163
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £280 £300
Median % change year-on-year +51.79% -6.67% +9.09%
75th Percentile £538 £426 £452
90th Percentile £588 £500 £563
England median daily rate £360 £265 £298
% change year-on-year +35.85% -11.22% -0.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 55 64
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.42 £12.50
25th Percentile £12.72 £12.44 £13.50
Median hourly rate £16.81 £18.00 £17.75
Median % change year-on-year -6.60% +1.41% +1.43%
75th Percentile £22.56 £21.00 £21.00
90th Percentile £26.25 £34.66 £27.18
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +6.06% +10.00% -

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 1,285 1,805 3,361
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 5.96% 7.40% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 829 1,268 2,257
10th Percentile £213 £158 £158
25th Percentile £328 £250 £256
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £400 £400
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
75th Percentile £538 £500 £506
90th Percentile £610 £600 £600
England median daily rate £400 £360 £375
% change year-on-year +11.11% -4.00% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 87 121
10th Percentile £13.46 £12.42 £12.50
25th Percentile £17.30 £14.38 £14.25
Median hourly rate £26.11 £18.70 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year +39.63% - -9.22%
75th Percentile £37.25 £24.75 £24.11
90th Percentile £51.52 £40.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% +9.38% -

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in London

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Office in London.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in London

Microsoft Office
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Office in London over the 6 months to 12 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in London

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Office in London.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in London

Microsoft Office
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microsoft Office in London over the 6 months to 12 April 2021.

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 12 April 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
Central London +3 69 £463 +98.92% 31
West London +4 22 £500 +185.71% 13
East London +8 9 £381 +68.77% 6
South London +30 5 £375 +24.48% 3
North London -3 1 £140 -22.22% 4
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 12 April 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 London region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 227 (59.58%) Microsoft
2 131 (34.38%) Finance
3 103 (27.03%) Microsoft Excel
4 97 (25.46%) Microsoft 365
5 88 (23.10%) Windows
6 77 (20.21%) Agile Software Development
6 77 (20.21%) Problem-Solving
7 75 (19.69%) SharePoint
8 73 (19.16%) Project Management
9 71 (18.64%) Active Directory
10 65 (17.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 63 (16.54%) Migration
12 60 (15.75%) Azure
13 57 (14.96%) SQL
14 51 (13.39%) ITIL
14 51 (13.39%) MS Visio
14 51 (13.39%) JIRA
15 49 (12.86%) Analytical Skills
16 48 (12.60%) Degree
17 47 (12.34%) Change Management
18 45 (11.81%) Windows 10
19 43 (11.29%) Microsoft Project
20 42 (11.02%) Public Sector
20 42 (11.02%) Confluence
21 41 (10.76%) Banking
22 40 (10.50%) Security Cleared
23 39 (10.24%) Business Intelligence
23 39 (10.24%) Service Delivery
24 38 (9.97%) Project Delivery
25 36 (9.45%) SQL Server

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 75 (19.69%) SharePoint
2 42 (11.02%) Confluence
3 11 (2.89%) MS Exchange
4 9 (2.36%) ArcGIS
5 8 (2.10%) SAS
6 7 (1.84%) Skype for Business
7 5 (1.31%) CMS
7 5 (1.31%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.52%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.52%) Mule
10 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.26%) Anypoint
11 1 (0.26%) JBoss
11 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 103 (27.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 65 (17.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 51 (13.39%) MS Visio
4 43 (11.29%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (2.10%) Photoshop
6 7 (1.84%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (1.57%) AutoCAD
8 5 (1.31%) Revit
9 3 (0.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.52%) Autodesk Flame
10 2 (0.52%) Camtasia
10 2 (0.52%) CINEMA 4D
10 2 (0.52%) Maya
10 2 (0.52%) NUKE
11 1 (0.26%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.26%) InVision
11 1 (0.26%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.31%) Cerner Millennium
2 4 (1.05%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.52%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.52%) SAP SCM
3 2 (0.52%) Workday HCM
4 1 (0.26%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 97 (25.46%) Microsoft 365
2 60 (15.75%) Azure
3 31 (8.14%) Power Platform
4 17 (4.46%) AWS
5 14 (3.67%) Azure Active Directory
6 13 (3.41%) Dynamics 365
7 12 (3.15%) PowerApps
8 9 (2.36%) OneDrive
8 9 (2.36%) Power Automate
9 8 (2.10%) IaaS
10 7 (1.84%) GCP
11 6 (1.57%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 6 (1.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 5 (1.31%) Adobe Analytics
13 4 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (1.05%) Google Workspace
13 4 (1.05%) Yammer
14 3 (0.79%) SaaS
14 3 (0.79%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 3 (0.79%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (5.77%) Firewall
2 16 (4.20%) TCP/IP
3 11 (2.89%) Skype
4 10 (2.62%) FTP
4 10 (2.62%) VPN
5 9 (2.36%) SAN
5 9 (2.36%) VoIP
6 8 (2.10%) NAS
6 8 (2.10%) Network Security
6 8 (2.10%) Unified Communications
7 7 (1.84%) BGP
7 7 (1.84%) DNS
7 7 (1.84%) Internet
7 7 (1.84%) MPLS
7 7 (1.84%) OSPF
7 7 (1.84%) SSL
8 6 (1.57%) DHCP
8 6 (1.57%) DWDM
8 6 (1.57%) EIGRP
8 6 (1.57%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (9.45%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.72%) Power BI
3 15 (3.94%) Tableau
4 11 (2.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (2.10%) DB2
6 8 (2.10%) GIS
6 8 (2.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (1.57%) Qlik Sense
8 5 (1.31%) Big Data
8 5 (1.31%) QlikView
9 4 (1.05%) BigQuery
9 4 (1.05%) Data Lake
9 4 (1.05%) Data Mining
9 4 (1.05%) MySQL
9 4 (1.05%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.79%) Blockchain
10 3 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.79%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 51 (13.39%) JIRA
2 3 (0.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.79%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.52%) PowerBuilder
4 1 (0.26%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.26%) ER Studio
4 1 (0.26%) ERwin
4 1 (0.26%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.26%) IBM UrbanCode
4 1 (0.26%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.26%) JMeter
4 1 (0.26%) Maven
4 1 (0.26%) Postman
4 1 (0.26%) Selenium
4 1 (0.26%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 131 (34.38%) Finance
2 42 (11.02%) Public Sector
3 41 (10.76%) Banking
4 21 (5.51%) Telecoms
5 19 (4.99%) Marketing
6 14 (3.67%) Manufacturing
6 14 (3.67%) Retail
7 13 (3.41%) Electronics
7 13 (3.41%) Legal
8 11 (2.89%) Investment Banking
9 9 (2.36%) Law
10 6 (1.57%) Advertising
10 6 (1.57%) Front Office
11 5 (1.31%) Local Government
12 4 (1.05%) Back Office
12 4 (1.05%) Games
13 3 (0.79%) Japanese Language
13 3 (0.79%) Private Banking
13 3 (0.79%) Publishing
13 3 (0.79%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 92 (24.15%) Analyst
2 37 (9.71%) Consultant
3 33 (8.66%) Project Manager
4 30 (7.87%) Business Analyst
5 24 (6.30%) Data Analyst
6 17 (4.46%) Desktop Support
7 15 (3.94%) Support Engineer
8 13 (3.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 12 (3.15%) Developer
10 11 (2.89%) Architect
11 9 (2.36%) 2nd Line Support
12 8 (2.10%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 8 (2.10%) Administrator
12 8 (2.10%) Data Consultant
12 8 (2.10%) Office 365 Engineer
12 8 (2.10%) Office 365 Specialist
12 8 (2.10%) Windows Engineer
13 7 (1.84%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 7 (1.84%) IT Analyst
13 7 (1.84%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.62%) Middleware
2 9 (2.36%) .NET
2 9 (2.36%) XML
3 6 (1.57%) Express
4 5 (1.31%) JSON
4 5 (1.31%) Web Services
5 3 (0.79%) EDI
5 3 (0.79%) Gherkin
6 2 (0.52%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.52%) Flash
6 2 (0.52%) HTML
6 2 (0.52%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.26%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.26%) FpML
7 1 (0.26%) Java EE
7 1 (0.26%) LDAP
7 1 (0.26%) SAML
7 1 (0.26%) SOAP
7 1 (0.26%) Velocity
7 1 (0.26%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 49 (12.86%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (6.04%) User Experience
3 20 (5.25%) Management Information System
4 18 (4.72%) NHS
5 16 (4.20%) Video Conferencing
6 13 (3.41%) Blackberry
7 10 (2.62%) Data Centre
8 8 (2.10%) AS400
8 8 (2.10%) iSeries
8 8 (2.10%) LPAR
8 8 (2.10%) Replication
9 6 (1.57%) Data Structures
10 5 (1.31%) Video\Live Streaming
11 4 (1.05%) Cybercrime
11 4 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (1.05%) Smartphone
11 4 (1.05%) Social Media
11 4 (1.05%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.79%) Analytical Mindset
12 3 (0.79%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 88 (23.10%) Windows
2 45 (11.81%) Windows 10
3 31 (8.14%) Windows Server
4 25 (6.56%) Windows 7
5 20 (5.25%) Apple iOS
6 16 (4.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (2.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (2.89%) Windows Server 2016
7 11 (2.89%) Windows Server 2019
8 7 (1.84%) Android
9 5 (1.31%) Unix
10 3 (0.79%) Linux
10 3 (0.79%) Mac OS
10 3 (0.79%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.52%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.26%) AIX
12 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.26%) Solaris
12 1 (0.26%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (20.21%) Agile Software Development
1 77 (20.21%) Problem-Solving
2 73 (19.16%) Project Management
3 63 (16.54%) Migration
4 51 (13.39%) ITIL
5 47 (12.34%) Change Management
6 39 (10.24%) Business Intelligence
6 39 (10.24%) Service Delivery
7 38 (9.97%) Project Delivery
8 35 (9.19%) Business Case
9 34 (8.92%) Stakeholder Management
10 32 (8.40%) Data Analysis
11 31 (8.14%) PRINCE2
12 26 (6.82%) Decision-Making
12 26 (6.82%) DevOps
13 25 (6.56%) Business Analysis
13 25 (6.56%) Programme Management
14 24 (6.30%) Data Migration
15 22 (5.77%) User Acceptance Testing
16 21 (5.51%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 57 (14.96%) SQL
2 33 (8.66%) PowerShell
3 15 (3.94%) Python
4 14 (3.67%) VB
5 12 (3.15%) VBA
6 11 (2.89%) C
7 10 (2.62%) T-SQL
8 9 (2.36%) C#
8 9 (2.36%) C++
9 7 (1.84%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.31%) JavaScript
11 4 (1.05%) Java
11 4 (1.05%) R
12 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.26%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.26%) Formula Language
12 1 (0.26%) Perl
12 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 48 (12.60%) Degree
2 40 (10.50%) Security Cleared
3 28 (7.35%) SC Cleared
4 17 (4.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (3.67%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (3.41%) DV Cleared
6 13 (3.41%) PMP
7 8 (2.10%) MCSE
8 7 (1.84%) PMI Certification
9 6 (1.57%) CCNP
9 6 (1.57%) Master's Degree
10 5 (1.31%) BICSI Certification
10 5 (1.31%) BICSI RCDD
10 5 (1.31%) MCP
11 4 (1.05%) ISEB
12 3 (0.79%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.79%) MCTS
13 2 (0.52%) CISSP
13 2 (0.52%) MCSA
13 2 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (9.45%) QA
2 23 (6.04%) PMO
3 22 (5.77%) SLA
4 6 (1.57%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 5 (1.31%) GDPR
5 5 (1.31%) MiFID
6 4 (1.05%) Dodd-Frank
6 4 (1.05%) EMIR
6 4 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 17025
6 4 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.52%) Basel III
7 2 (0.52%) HL7
7 2 (0.52%) ITGC
8 1 (0.26%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.26%) GRC
8 1 (0.26%) NIST
8 1 (0.26%) Solvency II
System Software
1 71 (18.64%) Active Directory
2 26 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.10%) Hyper-V
3 8 (2.10%) PowerHA
4 7 (1.84%) VMware NSX
5 6 (1.57%) Terminal Server
6 3 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.79%) XenApp
6 3 (0.79%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.52%) Docker
7 2 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.52%) vSphere
8 1 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 31 (8.14%) SCCM
2 10 (2.62%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (1.84%) Ansible
3 7 (1.84%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (1.57%) HP NNM
5 5 (1.31%) Jamf Pro
6 4 (1.05%) EnCase
6 4 (1.05%) SCOM
7 2 (0.52%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.52%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.52%) SafeCom
7 2 (0.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.26%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.26%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.26%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.26%) MaaS360
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.26%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.26%) Terraform
Vendors
1 227 (59.58%) Microsoft
2 28 (7.35%) Oracle
2 28 (7.35%) VMware
3 22 (5.77%) Cisco
3 22 (5.77%) SAP
4 20 (5.25%) Citrix
5 15 (3.94%) Adobe
5 15 (3.94%) Google
6 14 (3.67%) IBM
7 13 (3.41%) Salesforce.com
7 13 (3.41%) ServiceNow
8 11 (2.89%) HP
9 9 (2.36%) ESRI
10 8 (2.10%) Apple
10 8 (2.10%) CA Agile Central
10 8 (2.10%) Lumension
10 8 (2.10%) Sophos
11 7 (1.84%) F5
12 6 (1.57%) Juniper
13 5 (1.31%) Cerner