Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 140 88 95
Rank change year-on-year -52 +7 -14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 331 828 1,214
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.88% 2.77% 2.75%
As % of the Applications category 30.42% 36.14% 34.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 594 834
Median daily rate £375 £278 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.14% -7.50% +9.09%
10th Percentile £158 £128 £125
90th Percentile £575 £525 £575
England median daily rate £315 £275 £300
% change year-on-year +14.55% -8.33% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 69 79
Median hourly rate £17.75 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.08% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.44 £12.71
90th Percentile £32.50 £23.04 £27.25
England median hourly rate £15.21 £17.00 £15.10
% change year-on-year -10.51% +12.62% +7.82%

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 1,088 2,291 3,509
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 6.17% 7.68% 7.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 721 1,591 2,367
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £180 £155 £156
90th Percentile £588 £588 £595
England median daily rate £372 £360 £375
% change year-on-year +3.19% -4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 112 140
Median hourly rate £25.00 £18.70 £18.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.69% -0.80% -5.75%
10th Percentile £12.76 £12.44 £12.73
90th Percentile £49.08 £33.03 £47.01
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% +9.38% +4.92%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 19 January 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 +1 68 £380 +38.18% 18
West London +22 26 £450 +130.77% 9
East London +7 7 £165 -42.61% 15
South London +38 5 £313 -21.88% 4
North London +1 2 £140 -20.57% 1
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 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.

1 217 (65.56%) Microsoft
2 106 (32.02%) Finance
3 102 (30.82%) Windows
4 97 (29.31%) Office 365
5 84 (25.38%) Microsoft Excel
6 73 (22.05%) Active Directory
7 71 (21.45%) SharePoint
8 65 (19.64%) Problem-Solving
9 64 (19.34%) Project Management
10 61 (18.43%) Migration
11 55 (16.62%) Agile Software Development
11 55 (16.62%) Windows 10
12 51 (15.41%) SQL
13 49 (14.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 49 (14.80%) Analytical Skills
14 46 (13.90%) Azure
15 45 (13.60%) Public Sector
16 41 (12.39%) ITIL
17 39 (11.78%) Windows 7
18 37 (11.18%) Security Cleared
19 36 (10.88%) Degree
20 34 (10.27%) Business Intelligence
20 34 (10.27%) Windows Server
21 33 (9.97%) SQL Server
21 33 (9.97%) Change Management
21 33 (9.97%) JIRA
21 33 (9.97%) Data Migration
22 32 (9.67%) SCCM
22 32 (9.67%) MS Visio
23 31 (9.37%) Service Delivery

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 71 (21.45%) SharePoint
2 28 (8.46%) Confluence
3 15 (4.53%) MS Exchange
4 9 (2.72%) ArcGIS
5 8 (2.42%) Skype for Business
6 7 (2.11%) SAS
6 7 (2.11%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (1.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.21%) CMS
8 3 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.30%) Anypoint
10 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 1 (0.30%) Mule
10 1 (0.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 84 (25.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 49 (14.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 32 (9.67%) MS Visio
4 20 (6.04%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (3.02%) Photoshop
6 7 (2.11%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (1.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.91%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.60%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.60%) Revit
10 1 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.30%) Blender
10 1 (0.30%) InDesign
10 1 (0.30%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.30%) SPSS
10 1 (0.30%) Stata
Business Applications
1 3 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.91%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.30%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.30%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 1 (0.30%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 1 (0.30%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.30%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 97 (29.31%) Office 365
2 46 (13.90%) Azure
3 21 (6.34%) Power Platform
4 11 (3.32%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (3.32%) G Suite
4 11 (3.32%) OneDrive
5 10 (3.02%) Dynamics 365
6 8 (2.42%) Yammer
7 5 (1.51%) AWS
7 5 (1.51%) PaaS
7 5 (1.51%) PowerApps
8 4 (1.21%) Power Automate
9 3 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.91%) GCP
9 3 (0.91%) IaaS
10 2 (0.60%) Asana
10 2 (0.60%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (0.60%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.60%) SaaS
10 2 (0.60%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 21 (6.34%) Firewall
2 15 (4.53%) TCP/IP
3 13 (3.93%) Skype
4 12 (3.63%) Network Security
5 10 (3.02%) VoIP
6 7 (2.11%) Wireshark
7 6 (1.81%) DNS
7 6 (1.81%) Intranet
7 6 (1.81%) LAN
7 6 (1.81%) Unified Communications
7 6 (1.81%) WAN
8 5 (1.51%) DHCP
8 5 (1.51%) Internet
8 5 (1.51%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (1.51%) Wireless
9 4 (1.21%) NetScaler
9 4 (1.21%) SMTP
10 3 (0.91%) VPN
11 2 (0.60%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (0.60%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (9.97%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.63%) Power BI
3 9 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (2.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (2.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 7 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (1.81%) Data Lake
5 6 (1.81%) Qlik Sense
5 6 (1.81%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.81%) Tableau
6 5 (1.51%) GIS
7 4 (1.21%) Big Data
8 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (0.91%) MySQL
8 3 (0.91%) OLAP
8 3 (0.91%) QlikView
8 3 (0.91%) Snowflake Schema
9 2 (0.60%) OLTP
9 2 (0.60%) Oracle OLAP
9 2 (0.60%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 33 (9.97%) JIRA
2 4 (1.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (1.21%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.91%) RStudio
3 3 (0.91%) Selenium
3 3 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.91%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.60%) Axure RP
4 2 (0.60%) ER Studio
4 2 (0.60%) ERwin
4 2 (0.60%) JMeter
4 2 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (0.60%) VersionOne
5 1 (0.30%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.30%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.30%) Hudson
5 1 (0.30%) MSI
5 1 (0.30%) Postman
5 1 (0.30%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 106 (32.02%) Finance
2 45 (13.60%) Public Sector
3 24 (7.25%) Banking
4 21 (6.34%) Telecoms
5 16 (4.83%) Manufacturing
6 15 (4.53%) Marketing
7 14 (4.23%) Legal
8 12 (3.63%) Electronics
8 12 (3.63%) Retail
9 9 (2.72%) Law
10 8 (2.42%) Investment Banking
11 5 (1.51%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (1.21%) Advertising
12 4 (1.21%) French Language
12 4 (1.21%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.91%) German Language
13 3 (0.91%) Japanese Language
13 3 (0.91%) Local Government
13 3 (0.91%) Mandarin Language
13 3 (0.91%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 78 (23.56%) Analyst
2 28 (8.46%) Consultant
3 21 (6.34%) Business Analyst
3 21 (6.34%) Data Analyst
3 21 (6.34%) Support Engineer
4 16 (4.83%) Desktop Support
5 15 (4.53%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 13 (3.93%) 2nd Line Support
6 13 (3.93%) Project Manager
7 12 (3.63%) Developer
8 11 (3.32%) Administrator
8 11 (3.32%) Desktop Engineer
8 11 (3.32%) Windows Engineer
9 9 (2.72%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 9 (2.72%) Junior
10 8 (2.42%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 8 (2.42%) Architect
10 8 (2.42%) Data Consultant
10 8 (2.42%) Field Engineer
11 7 (2.11%) Exchange Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.81%) .NET
2 5 (1.51%) HTML
3 4 (1.21%) JSON
4 3 (0.91%) ASP.NET
4 3 (0.91%) Web Services
4 3 (0.91%) XML
5 2 (0.60%) COM
5 2 (0.60%) Gherkin
5 2 (0.60%) LDAP
5 2 (0.60%) OLE
6 1 (0.30%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.30%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.30%) Flash
6 1 (0.30%) OpenID
6 1 (0.30%) RAML
6 1 (0.30%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.30%) REST
6 1 (0.30%) SAML
6 1 (0.30%) SOAP
6 1 (0.30%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 49 (14.80%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (6.34%) User Experience
3 17 (5.14%) NHS
4 16 (4.83%) Video Conferencing
5 14 (4.23%) Blackberry
6 12 (3.63%) Management Information System
7 9 (2.72%) Data Centre
8 7 (2.11%) Cybercrime
8 7 (2.11%) Taxonomies
9 6 (1.81%) Data Structures
9 6 (1.81%) FMCG
9 6 (1.81%) Public Cloud
9 6 (1.81%) Smartphone
10 3 (0.91%) Fat Client
10 3 (0.91%) iPad
10 3 (0.91%) iPhone
10 3 (0.91%) Thin Client
10 3 (0.91%) Video on Demand
11 2 (0.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (0.60%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 102 (30.82%) Windows
2 55 (16.62%) Windows 10
3 39 (11.78%) Windows 7
4 34 (10.27%) Windows Server
5 17 (5.14%) Apple iOS
6 14 (4.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (3.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (3.63%) Windows Server 2016
8 10 (3.02%) Windows Server 2019
9 8 (2.42%) Android
9 8 (2.42%) Windows 8
10 6 (1.81%) Mac OS
11 4 (1.21%) Unix
12 2 (0.60%) Linux
13 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.30%) Solaris
13 1 (0.30%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (19.64%) Problem-Solving
2 64 (19.34%) Project Management
3 61 (18.43%) Migration
4 55 (16.62%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (12.39%) ITIL
6 34 (10.27%) Business Intelligence
7 33 (9.97%) Change Management
7 33 (9.97%) Data Migration
8 31 (9.37%) Service Delivery
9 29 (8.76%) Stakeholder Management
10 28 (8.46%) Decision-Making
11 27 (8.16%) Data Analysis
12 25 (7.55%) Cybersecurity
13 23 (6.95%) DevOps
13 23 (6.95%) Programme Management
14 21 (6.34%) Incident Management
15 19 (5.74%) User Acceptance Testing
16 18 (5.44%) Data Modelling
16 18 (5.44%) Process Improvement
16 18 (5.44%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 51 (15.41%) SQL
2 30 (9.06%) PowerShell
3 14 (4.23%) VB
4 12 (3.63%) Python
5 10 (3.02%) C
5 10 (3.02%) VBA
6 9 (2.72%) C++
7 5 (1.51%) C#
7 5 (1.51%) R
7 5 (1.51%) T-SQL
8 4 (1.21%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.21%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.91%) Java
10 2 (0.60%) VBScript
11 1 (0.30%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.30%) Formula Language
11 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.30%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 37 (11.18%) Security Cleared
2 36 (10.88%) Degree
3 22 (6.65%) SC Cleared
4 16 (4.83%) DV Cleared
5 13 (3.93%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (2.11%) MCSE
7 5 (1.51%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (1.51%) ISEB
7 5 (1.51%) MCP
8 4 (1.21%) ACCA
8 4 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.21%) PMI Certification
8 4 (1.21%) PMP
9 3 (0.91%) CIMA
9 3 (0.91%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.91%) MCTS
9 3 (0.91%) Postgraduate
10 2 (0.60%) BICSI Certification
10 2 (0.60%) MCSA
10 2 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.53%) PMO
2 14 (4.23%) SLA
3 13 (3.93%) QA
4 7 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 17025
5 6 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 5 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (1.51%) MiFID
7 4 (1.21%) NIST
8 2 (0.60%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.60%) EMIR
8 2 (0.60%) GDPR
9 1 (0.30%) COBIT
9 1 (0.30%) CRD IV
9 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.30%) IFRS
9 1 (0.30%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 73 (22.05%) Active Directory
2 25 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.81%) Terminal Server
3 6 (1.81%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (1.21%) VMware NSX
5 3 (0.91%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.60%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.60%) vSphere
6 2 (0.60%) XenApp
6 2 (0.60%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.30%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.30%) UAG
7 1 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 32 (9.67%) SCCM
2 8 (2.42%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (2.11%) EnCase
4 6 (1.81%) SCOM
5 5 (1.51%) Jamf Pro
6 4 (1.21%) Ansible
6 4 (1.21%) CASB
7 3 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.60%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.30%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.30%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 217 (65.56%) Microsoft
2 28 (8.46%) VMware
3 24 (7.25%) Oracle
4 18 (5.44%) SAP
5 15 (4.53%) Citrix
6 14 (4.23%) ServiceNow
7 12 (3.63%) Cisco
7 12 (3.63%) Salesforce.com
8 10 (3.02%) Adobe
8 10 (3.02%) Apple
9 9 (2.72%) ESRI
9 9 (2.72%) Google
9 9 (2.72%) Lumension
9 9 (2.72%) Sophos
10 7 (2.11%) CA Agile Central
11 6 (1.81%) Nintex
12 5 (1.51%) HP
12 5 (1.51%) Remedy
12 5 (1.51%) Symantec
13 4 (1.21%) Reuters