Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 92 86 87
Rank change year-on-year -6 +1 -24
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 1,117 1,301 1,216
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.78% 2.88% 3.04%
As % of the Applications category 35.96% 34.77% 36.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 727 840 779
London median daily rate £313 £276 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.22% -15.08% +8.33%
10th Percentile £131 £123 £125
90th Percentile £575 £550 £556
England median daily rate £310 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 103 74
London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.60% -7.65% +28.57%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.84 £12.91
90th Percentile £33.75 £29.15 £46.73
England median hourly rate £15.50 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year +1.61% +1.67% -6.54%

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 3,106 3,742 3,369
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 7.73% 8.30% 8.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,023 2,512 2,222
London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £163 £155 £159
90th Percentile £600 £588 £594
England median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 167 134
London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -3.61% +25.76%
10th Percentile £11.32 £12.00 £12.88
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.55 £51.25
England median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% -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 24 June 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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +5 296 £325 +22.64% 14
West London +6 83 £203 -17.77% 11
East London -6 33 £190 -30.13%
South London +12 18 £225 -45.12% 2
North London -3 6 £275 -4.35% 1
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 702 (62.85%) Microsoft
2 537 (48.08%) Windows
3 387 (34.65%) Active Directory
4 350 (31.33%) Office 365
5 319 (28.56%) Finance
6 289 (25.87%) Windows 10
7 264 (23.63%) Microsoft Excel
8 233 (20.86%) Windows 7
9 211 (18.89%) ITIL
10 169 (15.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 153 (13.70%) Project Management
12 152 (13.61%) Analytical Skills
13 141 (12.62%) SCCM
14 135 (12.09%) Citrix
15 132 (11.82%) Problem-Solving
16 122 (10.92%) Agile Software Development
17 116 (10.38%) SQL
18 115 (10.30%) SharePoint
19 112 (10.03%) Migration
20 110 (9.85%) Windows Server
21 105 (9.40%) Banking
22 101 (9.04%) Degree
23 98 (8.77%) Microsoft Azure
24 94 (8.42%) Skype for Business
24 94 (8.42%) Skype
25 91 (8.15%) MS Exchange
26 76 (6.80%) DNS
27 74 (6.62%) Stakeholder Management
28 73 (6.54%) VMware
29 71 (6.36%) 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
1 115 (10.30%) SharePoint
2 94 (8.42%) Skype for Business
3 91 (8.15%) MS Exchange
4 31 (2.78%) Confluence
5 26 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 20 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
6 20 (1.79%) IIS
7 8 (0.72%) Tomcat
8 7 (0.63%) CMS
8 7 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (0.45%) IBM Notes
9 5 (0.45%) SAS
10 4 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
10 4 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.36%) Umbraco
10 4 (0.36%) WordPress
11 3 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 264 (23.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 169 (15.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 68 (6.09%) MS Visio
4 59 (5.28%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (0.81%) Adobe Captivate
6 7 (0.63%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.45%) Acrobat
8 5 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 5 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.36%) Camtasia
9 4 (0.36%) InDesign
9 4 (0.36%) Shockwave
10 3 (0.27%) AutoCAD
10 3 (0.27%) Blender
11 2 (0.18%) FreeHand
11 2 (0.18%) Revit
11 2 (0.18%) Snagit
11 2 (0.18%) Stata
12 1 (0.090%) InVision
Business Applications
1 20 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.98%) Elite 3E
3 8 (0.72%) Eikon
3 8 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.63%) Carpe Diem
5 6 (0.54%) NetSuite
5 6 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.27%) Retail-J
8 2 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.18%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.18%) SAP Retail
9 1 (0.090%) assyst
9 1 (0.090%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.090%) Infor SunSystems
9 1 (0.090%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 1 (0.090%) Raiser's Edge
9 1 (0.090%) Relativity
9 1 (0.090%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 350 (31.33%) Office 365
2 98 (8.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (3.13%) Azure Active Directory
4 33 (2.95%) Amazon AWS
5 22 (1.97%) PaaS
6 20 (1.79%) IaaS
7 19 (1.70%) OneDrive
8 18 (1.61%) Dynamics 365
8 18 (1.61%) Power Platform
8 18 (1.61%) SaaS
9 13 (1.16%) G Suite
10 10 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
11 8 (0.72%) ShareGate
11 8 (0.72%) Slack
12 7 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
12 7 (0.63%) Yammer
13 6 (0.54%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 5 (0.45%) Trello
15 4 (0.36%) Dropbox
15 4 (0.36%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 94 (8.42%) Skype
2 76 (6.80%) DNS
3 71 (6.36%) LAN
4 64 (5.73%) VPN
5 62 (5.55%) DHCP
6 61 (5.46%) TCP/IP
7 57 (5.10%) Firewall
8 55 (4.92%) WAN
9 31 (2.78%) Internet
10 29 (2.60%) Wireless
11 23 (2.06%) Remote Desktop
11 23 (2.06%) SAN
12 22 (1.97%) VoIP
13 19 (1.70%) Intranet
14 15 (1.34%) Cisco Nexus
14 15 (1.34%) iSCSI
15 13 (1.16%) Fibre Channel
16 12 (1.07%) Cisco ASA
16 12 (1.07%) Cisco Firepower
16 12 (1.07%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (4.74%) SQL Server
2 35 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 27 (2.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 25 (2.24%) Big Data
5 16 (1.43%) Power BI
5 16 (1.43%) Relational Database
6 14 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
8 8 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (0.72%) MySQL
9 6 (0.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 6 (0.54%) Redis
10 5 (0.45%) Crystal Reports
11 4 (0.36%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (0.36%) MS Access
11 4 (0.36%) NoSQL
11 4 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (0.36%) SSDT
12 3 (0.27%) Apache Hive
12 3 (0.27%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 54 (4.83%) JIRA
2 17 (1.52%) MSI
3 13 (1.16%) Visual Studio Team System
3 13 (1.16%) WiX
4 11 (0.98%) Git (software)
4 11 (0.98%) Visual Studio
5 9 (0.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 8 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.36%) Hudson
7 4 (0.36%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (0.27%) ProC
8 3 (0.27%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 2 (0.18%) VersionOne
10 1 (0.090%) Axure RP
10 1 (0.090%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.090%) fastlane
10 1 (0.090%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.090%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.090%) Xcode
General
1 319 (28.56%) Finance
2 105 (9.40%) Banking
3 70 (6.27%) Legal
4 66 (5.91%) Law
5 36 (3.22%) Telecoms
6 33 (2.95%) Marketing
7 29 (2.60%) Retail
8 28 (2.51%) Investment Banking
9 22 (1.97%) Financial Institution
10 13 (1.16%) Advertising
11 12 (1.07%) Manufacturing
12 11 (0.98%) Front Office
12 11 (0.98%) German Language
13 8 (0.72%) Back Office
13 8 (0.72%) Local Government
13 8 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (0.63%) French Language
14 7 (0.63%) Publishing
15 5 (0.45%) Billing
15 5 (0.45%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 335 (29.99%) Analyst
2 124 (11.10%) Support Engineer
3 122 (10.92%) Desktop Support
4 115 (10.30%) Support Analyst
5 103 (9.22%) Service Analyst
6 98 (8.77%) Service Desk Analyst
7 81 (7.25%) 2nd Line Support
8 67 (6.00%) IT Support
9 66 (5.91%) Project Manager
10 54 (4.83%) Business Analyst
11 53 (4.74%) Desktop Engineer
12 52 (4.66%) Architect
13 43 (3.85%) IT Analyst
14 42 (3.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 39 (3.49%) Developer
16 38 (3.40%) Consultant
17 37 (3.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 34 (3.04%) Desktop Analyst
19 33 (2.95%) 2nd Line Engineer
19 33 (2.95%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (4.66%) .NET
2 27 (2.42%) Web Services
3 21 (1.88%) XML
4 17 (1.52%) CSS
5 16 (1.43%) HTML
5 16 (1.43%) Software Packaging
6 14 (1.25%) ASP.NET
7 13 (1.16%) REST
8 11 (0.98%) .NET Core
9 10 (0.90%) jQuery
10 9 (0.81%) WPF
11 8 (0.72%) COM
12 7 (0.63%) OAuth
12 7 (0.63%) OAuth2
12 7 (0.63%) SAML
13 6 (0.54%) Angular 2
13 6 (0.54%) AngularJS
13 6 (0.54%) ASP.NET Web API
13 6 (0.54%) JSON
14 5 (0.45%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 152 (13.61%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (5.10%) Self-Motivation
3 53 (4.74%) Video Conferencing
4 51 (4.57%) Blackberry
5 44 (3.94%) iPhone
6 39 (3.49%) iPad
7 38 (3.40%) Management Information System
8 22 (1.97%) Smartphone
9 17 (1.52%) Data Centre
10 15 (1.34%) Clustering
11 14 (1.25%) e-Learning
11 14 (1.25%) Handset
11 14 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
12 13 (1.16%) NHS
13 12 (1.07%) Wiki
14 10 (0.90%) Fat Client
14 10 (0.90%) Robotics
14 10 (0.90%) Thin Client
15 9 (0.81%) FMCG
15 9 (0.81%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 537 (48.08%) Windows
2 289 (25.87%) Windows 10
3 233 (20.86%) Windows 7
4 110 (9.85%) Windows Server
5 68 (6.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 62 (5.55%) Android
7 60 (5.37%) Apple iOS
8 47 (4.21%) Windows Server 2008
9 38 (3.40%) Mac OS
10 31 (2.78%) Windows 8
11 30 (2.69%) Mac OS X
12 29 (2.60%) Linux
13 21 (1.88%) Windows XP
14 13 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
15 6 (0.54%) Unix
16 5 (0.45%) Windows 2000
17 3 (0.27%) AIX
17 3 (0.27%) Solaris
18 2 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
19 1 (0.090%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (18.89%) ITIL
2 153 (13.70%) Project Management
3 132 (11.82%) Problem-Solving
4 122 (10.92%) Agile Software Development
5 112 (10.03%) Migration
6 74 (6.62%) Stakeholder Management
7 70 (6.27%) Service Management
8 54 (4.83%) PRINCE2
9 53 (4.74%) Change Management
10 49 (4.39%) CRM
11 46 (4.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 44 (3.94%) Business Intelligence
12 44 (3.94%) Time Management
13 43 (3.85%) Asset Management
14 40 (3.58%) Incident Management
15 39 (3.49%) Business Analysis
16 38 (3.40%) Data Analysis
17 36 (3.22%) Mobile Device Management
17 36 (3.22%) Service Delivery
18 35 (3.13%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 116 (10.38%) SQL
2 62 (5.55%) PowerShell
3 40 (3.58%) VBA
4 32 (2.86%) VB
5 30 (2.69%) C#
5 30 (2.69%) Java
6 18 (1.61%) VB.NET
7 16 (1.43%) Python
7 16 (1.43%) VB6
8 12 (1.07%) C
9 10 (0.90%) JavaScript
9 10 (0.90%) T-SQL
9 10 (0.90%) TypeScript
10 8 (0.72%) VBScript
11 7 (0.63%) Apex Code
11 7 (0.63%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.36%) PL/SQL
12 4 (0.36%) R
13 3 (0.27%) Perl
14 2 (0.18%) PHP
Qualifications
1 101 (9.04%) Degree
2 52 (4.66%) Security Cleared
3 45 (4.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 40 (3.58%) ITIL Certification
5 29 (2.60%) SC Cleared
6 25 (2.24%) MCSA
7 18 (1.61%) A+ Certification
8 14 (1.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 14 (1.25%) MCSE
8 14 (1.25%) PMI Certification
9 13 (1.16%) DBS Check
9 13 (1.16%) MCP
10 12 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (0.90%) PMP
11 10 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 8 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
13 6 (0.54%) CCNA
13 6 (0.54%) CCNP
14 5 (0.45%) MCDST
14 5 (0.45%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (4.74%) SLA
2 46 (4.12%) PMO
3 17 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (1.16%) GDPR
4 13 (1.16%) QA
5 11 (0.98%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.54%) SEPA
7 5 (0.45%) ISO 20022
7 5 (0.45%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.45%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.36%) GxP
8 4 (0.36%) ISO 15022
8 4 (0.36%) MiFID
8 4 (0.36%) P3O
8 4 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.27%) Basel III
9 3 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.18%) EMIR
10 2 (0.18%) FATCA
10 2 (0.18%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 387 (34.65%) Active Directory
2 49 (4.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (3.94%) XenApp
4 34 (3.04%) Hyper-V
5 31 (2.78%) XenDesktop
6 21 (1.88%) Virtual Machines
7 19 (1.70%) Virtual Desktop
8 15 (1.34%) VMware Workstation
9 14 (1.25%) Microsoft App-V
10 11 (0.98%) BitLocker
11 10 (0.90%) vSphere
12 8 (0.72%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 5 (0.45%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
15 2 (0.18%) Cronacle
15 2 (0.18%) Firmware
15 2 (0.18%) VMware Server
16 1 (0.090%) ISA Server
16 1 (0.090%) Xen
Systems Management
1 141 (12.62%) SCCM
2 34 (3.04%) Microsoft Intune
3 19 (1.70%) AirWatch
3 19 (1.70%) SCOM
4 14 (1.25%) Microsoft Clustering
5 13 (1.16%) Ansible
5 13 (1.16%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 13 (1.16%) SCOrch
5 13 (1.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 12 (1.07%) QRadar
6 12 (1.07%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 10 (0.90%) Terraform
8 9 (0.81%) Single Sign-On
9 7 (0.63%) SCVMM
9 7 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 6 (0.54%) Jamf Pro
10 6 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
11 5 (0.45%) Perfmon
11 5 (0.45%) vCenter Server
11 5 (0.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 702 (62.85%) Microsoft
2 135 (12.09%) Citrix
3 73 (6.54%) VMware
4 71 (6.36%) Cisco
5 50 (4.48%) Adobe
6 46 (4.12%) Apple
7 44 (3.94%) SAP
8 43 (3.85%) ServiceNow
9 38 (3.40%) Symantec
10 37 (3.31%) HP
11 31 (2.78%) Bloomberg
11 31 (2.78%) iManage
12 29 (2.60%) Google
12 29 (2.60%) Oracle
13 28 (2.51%) Reuters
14 22 (1.97%) Dell
15 20 (1.79%) Remedy
16 17 (1.52%) CheckPoint
16 17 (1.52%) Ivanti
16 17 (1.52%) Mitel