Period
to 9 July 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 9 July 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
9 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 122 93 89
Rank change year-on-year -29 -4 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 383 1,167 1,329
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.17% 2.80% 2.85%
As % of the Applications category 29.06% 36.25% 34.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 778 859
Median daily rate £300 £314 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.38% +8.19% -10.77%
10th Percentile £120 £130 £123
90th Percentile £538 £575 £550
England median daily rate £300 £313 £300
% change year-on-year -4.08% +4.25% -0.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 81 112
Median hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +1.60% -7.65%
10th Percentile £12.42 £12.98 £12.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £33.75 £29.15
England median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £15.28
% change year-on-year +9.68% +1.47% +1.83%

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 1,318 3,219 3,807
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 7.48% 7.73% 8.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 844 2,116 2,567
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - -
10th Percentile £160 £163 £155
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
England median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 139 173
Median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £12.73 £11.36 £12.07
90th Percentile £40.00 £47.96 £45.40
Median hourly rate £18.50 £16.58 £17.00
% change year-on-year +11.56% -2.46% +6.25%

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 9 July 2020.

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 9 July 2020.

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 9 July 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 -6 88 £225 -30.77% 12
West London +25 46 £138 -26.67% 9
East London +26 13 £300 +57.89% 4
South London +33 12 £203 -10.00% 1
North London +9 4 £180 -28.00% 1
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 9 July 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.

1 245 (63.97%) Microsoft
2 154 (40.21%) Windows
3 97 (25.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 97 (25.33%) Office 365
4 95 (24.80%) Active Directory
5 94 (24.54%) Windows 10
6 83 (21.67%) Finance
7 66 (17.23%) ITIL
8 63 (16.45%) Analytical Skills
9 60 (15.67%) Windows 7
10 57 (14.88%) Problem-Solving
11 54 (14.10%) Agile Software Development
12 52 (13.58%) Public Sector
13 49 (12.79%) SCCM
14 48 (12.53%) Migration
15 46 (12.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
16 43 (11.23%) Project Management
17 42 (10.97%) Decision-Making
18 41 (10.70%) SQL
18 41 (10.70%) Degree
19 37 (9.66%) MS Visio
20 34 (8.88%) Banking
20 34 (8.88%) Security Cleared
21 33 (8.62%) Azure
21 33 (8.62%) SharePoint
21 33 (8.62%) Microsoft Project
22 31 (8.09%) JIRA
23 30 (7.83%) Python
24 29 (7.57%) SC Cleared
25 28 (7.31%) Oracle

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 33 (8.62%) SharePoint
2 27 (7.05%) Confluence
3 24 (6.27%) MS Exchange
4 10 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (2.35%) CMS
5 9 (2.35%) Skype for Business
5 9 (2.35%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.78%) IIS
8 2 (0.52%) Oracle 10gAS
8 2 (0.52%) Oracle Application Server
8 2 (0.52%) SAS
8 2 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.26%) Apache
9 1 (0.26%) Documentum
9 1 (0.26%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.26%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.26%) Site Server
Applications
1 97 (25.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 46 (12.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 37 (9.66%) MS Visio
4 33 (8.62%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (2.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 5 (1.31%) InVision
6 5 (1.31%) Photoshop
6 5 (1.31%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (1.04%) RoboHelp
7 4 (1.04%) Sketch
8 2 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.52%) UserZoom
9 1 (0.26%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.26%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.26%) InDesign
9 1 (0.26%) Revit
Business Applications
1 3 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.52%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.26%) Raiser's Edge
3 1 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.26%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.26%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.26%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 97 (25.33%) Office 365
2 33 (8.62%) Azure
3 17 (4.44%) SaaS
4 16 (4.18%) IaaS
5 15 (3.92%) PaaS
6 13 (3.39%) Power Platform
7 12 (3.13%) OneDrive
8 7 (1.83%) AWS
9 6 (1.57%) G Suite
9 6 (1.57%) Google Analytics
10 5 (1.31%) Adobe Analytics
10 5 (1.31%) GCP
10 5 (1.31%) Serverless
11 3 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.78%) PowerApps
11 3 (0.78%) Yammer
12 2 (0.52%) GitHub
12 2 (0.52%) NuGet
12 2 (0.52%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 26 (6.79%) DNS
2 22 (5.74%) Firewall
3 20 (5.22%) VPN
4 17 (4.44%) Skype
5 15 (3.92%) LAN
6 14 (3.66%) DHCP
6 14 (3.66%) MPLS
7 12 (3.13%) BGP
7 12 (3.13%) HSRP
7 12 (3.13%) Internet
7 12 (3.13%) IPv4
7 12 (3.13%) Network Security
7 12 (3.13%) RSVP
7 12 (3.13%) SNMP
7 12 (3.13%) VPLS
7 12 (3.13%) VRRP
8 11 (2.87%) Wireless
9 10 (2.61%) BIG-IP
9 10 (2.61%) Broadband
9 10 (2.61%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (5.74%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.18%) Relational Database
3 12 (3.13%) Oracle Database
4 10 (2.61%) Power BI
5 7 (1.83%) MS Access
6 5 (1.31%) RDBMS
6 5 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.52%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.52%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 31 (8.09%) JIRA
2 18 (4.70%) Git (software)
3 9 (2.35%) Eclipse
3 9 (2.35%) Selenium
4 5 (1.31%) Axure RP
4 5 (1.31%) Subversion
4 5 (1.31%) Toad
5 4 (1.04%) ClearCase
5 4 (1.04%) Rational Rose
5 4 (1.04%) Visual Studio
5 4 (1.04%) WebLogic Workshop
6 3 (0.78%) JMeter
6 3 (0.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.52%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.52%) FishEye
7 2 (0.52%) Gatling
7 2 (0.52%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.52%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.52%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 83 (21.67%) Finance
2 52 (13.58%) Public Sector
3 34 (8.88%) Banking
4 23 (6.01%) Telecoms
5 12 (3.13%) Local Government
5 12 (3.13%) Manufacturing
5 12 (3.13%) Marketing
6 11 (2.87%) German Language
7 10 (2.61%) Law
7 10 (2.61%) Legal
8 9 (2.35%) Electronics
9 8 (2.09%) Investment Banking
9 8 (2.09%) Retail
10 7 (1.83%) French Language
11 6 (1.57%) Spanish Language
12 5 (1.31%) Police
12 5 (1.31%) Publishing
13 4 (1.04%) Front Office
13 4 (1.04%) International Banking
13 4 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 119 (31.07%) Analyst
2 35 (9.14%) Support Engineer
3 25 (6.53%) Service Analyst
3 25 (6.53%) Service Desk Analyst
4 24 (6.27%) 2nd Line Support
4 24 (6.27%) Support Analyst
5 23 (6.01%) Desktop Support
6 21 (5.48%) Developer
6 21 (5.48%) IT Support
7 19 (4.96%) Business Analyst
8 18 (4.70%) Office 365 Engineer
9 17 (4.44%) Administrator
10 16 (4.18%) Windows Engineer
11 15 (3.92%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 15 (3.92%) IT Analyst
11 15 (3.92%) Project Manager
12 14 (3.66%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 13 (3.39%) Network Engineer
14 12 (3.13%) Desktop Engineer
15 11 (2.87%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.92%) .NET
1 15 (3.92%) Web Services
2 11 (2.87%) Velocity
3 10 (2.61%) HTML
3 10 (2.61%) J2EE
4 9 (2.35%) Java EE
4 9 (2.35%) Struts
4 9 (2.35%) XML
5 5 (1.31%) ASP.NET
5 5 (1.31%) HTML5
5 5 (1.31%) JSON
5 5 (1.31%) LDAP
5 5 (1.31%) ODBC
5 5 (1.31%) SOAP
6 4 (1.04%) AngularJS
6 4 (1.04%) FpML
6 4 (1.04%) JAX-RS
6 4 (1.04%) Middleware
6 4 (1.04%) SAML
7 3 (0.78%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 63 (16.45%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.18%) Management Information System
3 15 (3.92%) Data Centre
4 14 (3.66%) Social Media
5 13 (3.39%) NHS
6 12 (3.13%) Blackberry
6 12 (3.13%) iPhone
7 10 (2.61%) User Experience
8 8 (2.09%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (2.09%) Smartphone
9 7 (1.83%) Fibre Optics
9 7 (1.83%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (1.57%) iPad
11 4 (1.04%) Cyberthreat
11 4 (1.04%) Derivative
11 4 (1.04%) Fixed Income
11 4 (1.04%) OTC Derivatives
11 4 (1.04%) Security Operations Centre
11 4 (1.04%) Taxonomies
11 4 (1.04%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 154 (40.21%) Windows
2 94 (24.54%) Windows 10
3 60 (15.67%) Windows 7
4 26 (6.79%) Windows Server
5 18 (4.70%) Apple iOS
6 15 (3.92%) Mac OS X
6 15 (3.92%) Unix
7 14 (3.66%) Linux
8 13 (3.39%) Android
9 10 (2.61%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (1.83%) Windows Server 2016
11 6 (1.57%) Windows Server 2019
12 5 (1.31%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.78%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.78%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.26%) AIX
14 1 (0.26%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X Server
14 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (17.23%) ITIL
2 57 (14.88%) Problem-Solving
3 54 (14.10%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (12.53%) Migration
5 43 (11.23%) Project Management
6 42 (10.97%) Decision-Making
7 26 (6.79%) DevOps
7 26 (6.79%) Service Management
8 25 (6.53%) Stakeholder Management
9 24 (6.27%) Business Intelligence
10 23 (6.01%) PRINCE2
11 20 (5.22%) Programme Management
11 20 (5.22%) Scrum
12 18 (4.70%) Information Security
13 17 (4.44%) Business Analysis
13 17 (4.44%) E-Commerce
13 17 (4.44%) Project Delivery
14 16 (4.18%) Change Management
14 16 (4.18%) Mobile Device Management
14 16 (4.18%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (10.70%) SQL
2 30 (7.83%) Python
3 18 (4.70%) C#
4 17 (4.44%) Java
5 16 (4.18%) PowerShell
6 13 (3.39%) VBA
7 10 (2.61%) VB
8 9 (2.35%) C
9 7 (1.83%) C++
10 6 (1.57%) PL/SQL
11 5 (1.31%) T-SQL
12 4 (1.04%) R
12 4 (1.04%) TypeScript
13 3 (0.78%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.78%) JavaScript
14 2 (0.52%) Groovy
14 2 (0.52%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.52%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.52%) VB6
14 2 (0.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 41 (10.70%) Degree
2 34 (8.88%) Security Cleared
3 29 (7.57%) SC Cleared
4 13 (3.39%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (2.09%) CCIE
5 8 (2.09%) CCIE Service Provider
5 8 (2.09%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (1.83%) ISTQB
7 6 (1.57%) DV Cleared
8 5 (1.31%) A+ Certification
8 5 (1.31%) CISM
8 5 (1.31%) CISSP
8 5 (1.31%) MCP
8 5 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (1.31%) PMI Certification
9 4 (1.04%) BICSI Certification
9 4 (1.04%) CCNP
9 4 (1.04%) CISA
9 4 (1.04%) CLAS
9 4 (1.04%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.66%) QA
2 12 (3.13%) GDPR
2 12 (3.13%) SLA
3 9 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (2.35%) PMO
3 9 (2.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (2.09%) COBIT
4 8 (2.09%) Data Quality
5 7 (1.83%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 7 (1.83%) PCI DSS
6 4 (1.04%) ISO 14001
6 4 (1.04%) ISO 9001
6 4 (1.04%) P3O
7 1 (0.26%) Good Clinical Practice
7 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 17025
System Software
1 95 (24.80%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.78%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.52%) BitLocker
4 2 (0.52%) Docker
4 2 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.52%) vSphere
5 1 (0.26%) NFS
5 1 (0.26%) UAG
5 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.26%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 49 (12.79%) SCCM
2 16 (4.18%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (2.09%) AirWatch
4 4 (1.04%) Jamf Pro
5 3 (0.78%) Ansible
6 2 (0.52%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.52%) Oracle Statspack
6 2 (0.52%) SCOM
7 1 (0.26%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.26%) Nagios
7 1 (0.26%) Nessus
7 1 (0.26%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.26%) OpenView
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.26%) OVSD
7 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.26%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 245 (63.97%) Microsoft
2 28 (7.31%) Oracle
3 26 (6.79%) Cisco
4 23 (6.01%) Adobe
4 23 (6.01%) SAP
5 18 (4.70%) Remedy
6 17 (4.44%) Citrix
6 17 (4.44%) Google
6 17 (4.44%) ServiceNow
7 15 (3.92%) Apple
8 13 (3.39%) VMware
9 10 (2.61%) HP
9 10 (2.61%) Huawei
9 10 (2.61%) Nokia
9 10 (2.61%) Tableau
10 9 (2.35%) Ivanti
11 8 (2.09%) Atlassian
11 8 (2.09%) Bloomberg
12 7 (1.83%) Reuters
13 5 (1.31%) Dell