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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 25 June 2022 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
25 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 120 149 122
Rank change year-on-year +29 -27 -26
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 880 494 387
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.26% 1.85% 2.21%
As % of the Applications category 34.96% 29.67% 29.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 618 326 262
10th Percentile £159 £206 £131
25th Percentile £213 £322 £175
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £438 £325
Median % change year-on-year -14.29% +34.62% +4.00%
75th Percentile £547 £538 £460
90th Percentile £625 £631 £538
England median daily rate £310 £370 £300
% change year-on-year -16.12% +23.17% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 17 28
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.13 £12.42
25th Percentile £14.19 £15.00 £12.94
Median hourly rate £24.90 £17.18 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year +44.96% -9.61% -
75th Percentile £28.81 £22.75 £23.00
90th Percentile £60.35 £31.60 £35.15
England median hourly rate £17.22 £16.50 £16.82
% change year-on-year +4.33% -1.90% +9.93%

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 2,517 1,665 1,322
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 6.47% 6.23% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,727 1,029 889
10th Percentile £200 £225 £165
25th Percentile £325 £350 £263
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £420
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +7.14% +5.00%
75th Percentile £600 £563 £525
90th Percentile £713 £650 £632
England median daily rate £450 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +12.50% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 51 59
10th Percentile £14.55 £13.63 £12.42
25th Percentile £25.88 £15.40 £14.75
Median hourly rate £43.75 £21.13 £20.57
Median % change year-on-year +107.05% +2.72% +8.26%
75th Percentile £49.25 £41.79 £28.00
90th Percentile £60.40 £51.56 £40.09
England median hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +18.42% +5.56% +9.09%

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 25 June 2022.

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 25 June 2022.

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 25 June 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London +26 154 £260 -50.24% 70
West London -5 28 £290 -42.00% 14
South London 0 20 £205 -52.60% 14
East London -6 16 £450 +153.52% 27
North London - 7 £188 - 4
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2022, 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.

1 570 (64.77%) Microsoft
2 357 (40.57%) Social Skills
3 314 (35.68%) Windows
4 286 (32.50%) Finance
5 279 (31.70%) Microsoft 365
6 256 (29.09%) Microsoft Excel
7 180 (20.45%) Active Directory
8 179 (20.34%) Agile
9 177 (20.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 165 (18.75%) Project Management
11 145 (16.48%) ITIL
12 139 (15.80%) Windows 10
13 127 (14.43%) Problem-Solving
13 127 (14.43%) Analytical Skills
14 126 (14.32%) SharePoint
15 102 (11.59%) Azure
16 101 (11.48%) MS Visio
17 95 (10.80%) Degree
18 89 (10.11%) Microsoft Project
19 82 (9.32%) PMO
20 81 (9.20%) Project Delivery
21 79 (8.98%) JIRA
22 77 (8.75%) Stakeholder Management
23 76 (8.64%) Banking
24 75 (8.52%) Presentation Skills
25 73 (8.30%) Decision-Making
26 72 (8.18%) Change Management
27 71 (8.07%) SQL
28 70 (7.95%) PRINCE2
28 70 (7.95%) Windows 7

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
1 126 (14.32%) SharePoint
2 45 (5.11%) Confluence
3 40 (4.55%) MS Exchange
4 15 (1.70%) Skype for Business
5 12 (1.36%) CMS
5 12 (1.36%) Tomcat
6 10 (1.14%) IBM HTTP Server
6 10 (1.14%) WebSphere
6 10 (1.14%) WebSphere Application Server
7 8 (0.91%) IIS
7 8 (0.91%) MS Project Server
8 7 (0.80%) IBM Notes
9 5 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.34%) WordPress
12 2 (0.23%) Drupal
12 2 (0.23%) SAS
12 2 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.11%) WebLogic
Applications
1 256 (29.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 177 (20.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 101 (11.48%) MS Visio
4 89 (10.11%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.45%) InVision
6 4 (0.45%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.34%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.23%) Open Workbench
8 2 (0.23%) UserZoom
9 1 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.11%) Adobe XD
9 1 (0.11%) Camtasia
9 1 (0.11%) FrameMaker
9 1 (0.11%) InDesign
9 1 (0.11%) Sketch
9 1 (0.11%) Snagit
9 1 (0.11%) Stata
Business Applications
1 17 (1.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.14%) Oracle 11i
3 6 (0.68%) Fidessa
4 5 (0.57%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 4 (0.45%) Eikon
5 4 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.34%) CA PPM
6 3 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.34%) Elite 3E
6 3 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.34%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.23%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 2 (0.23%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.23%) SAP R/3
7 2 (0.23%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 279 (31.70%) Microsoft 365
2 102 (11.59%) Azure
3 32 (3.64%) Power Platform
4 25 (2.84%) AWS
5 24 (2.73%) Azure Active Directory
6 23 (2.61%) OneDrive
6 23 (2.61%) SaaS
7 21 (2.39%) Google Workspace
8 17 (1.93%) GCP
9 15 (1.70%) Dynamics 365
10 13 (1.48%) Mimecast
11 10 (1.14%) IaaS
12 9 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
12 9 (1.02%) PaaS
13 7 (0.80%) Smartsheet
14 6 (0.68%) Azure Monitor
15 5 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 5 (0.57%) GitHub
16 4 (0.45%) Basecamp
16 4 (0.45%) Contentstack
Communications & Networking
1 46 (5.23%) Firewall
1 46 (5.23%) VPN
2 40 (4.55%) WAN
3 38 (4.32%) DNS
4 32 (3.64%) DHCP
4 32 (3.64%) TCP/IP
5 26 (2.95%) LAN
5 26 (2.95%) VoIP
6 25 (2.84%) SSL
6 25 (2.84%) WebEx
7 24 (2.73%) Internet
8 16 (1.82%) Skype
8 16 (1.82%) Wireless
9 15 (1.70%) Telepresence
10 14 (1.59%) HTTP
10 14 (1.59%) SD-WAN
11 11 (1.25%) BGP
11 11 (1.25%) Network Security
12 10 (1.14%) IPsec
12 10 (1.14%) NGFW
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (3.52%) Power BI
2 30 (3.41%) SQL Server
3 17 (1.93%) Relational Database
4 15 (1.70%) Tableau
5 14 (1.59%) Oracle Database
6 12 (1.36%) Oracle Database 12c
7 11 (1.25%) Metadata
7 11 (1.25%) Oracle Database 10g
8 10 (1.14%) Oracle9i Database
8 10 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (0.57%) GIS
10 5 (0.57%) NoSQL
10 5 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.45%) Big Data
11 4 (0.45%) MySQL
12 3 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (0.34%) QlikView
12 3 (0.34%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.23%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 79 (8.98%) JIRA
2 19 (2.16%) IBM UrbanCode
3 11 (1.25%) Ant
3 11 (1.25%) Eclipse
4 9 (1.02%) Visual Studio
5 7 (0.80%) Git (software)
6 5 (0.57%) Postman
6 5 (0.57%) SoapUI
6 5 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.45%) Axure RP
7 4 (0.45%) SpecFlow
8 3 (0.34%) Selenium
8 3 (0.34%) Serena SBM
8 3 (0.34%) Subversion
8 3 (0.34%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.23%) Balsamiq
9 2 (0.23%) CruiseControl
9 2 (0.23%) JMeter
9 2 (0.23%) LoadRunner
General
1 357 (40.57%) Social Skills
2 286 (32.50%) Finance
3 127 (14.43%) Analytical Skills
4 76 (8.64%) Banking
5 75 (8.52%) Presentation Skills
6 47 (5.34%) Public Sector
7 46 (5.23%) Organisational Skills
8 37 (4.20%) Legal
9 27 (3.07%) Financial Institution
10 25 (2.84%) Investment Banking
11 24 (2.73%) French Language
11 24 (2.73%) Retail
12 22 (2.50%) Law
12 22 (2.50%) Marketing
13 19 (2.16%) Documentation Skills
14 18 (2.05%) Telecoms
15 15 (1.70%) Influencing Skills
16 11 (1.25%) Local Government
16 11 (1.25%) Military
17 10 (1.14%) German Language
Job Titles
1 267 (30.34%) Analyst
2 94 (10.68%) Support Engineer
3 85 (9.66%) Project Manager
4 67 (7.61%) IT Support
5 64 (7.27%) Support Analyst
6 61 (6.93%) Business Analyst
7 56 (6.36%) Desktop Support
8 46 (5.23%) IT Analyst
8 46 (5.23%) Service Analyst
9 43 (4.89%) 2nd Line Support
10 42 (4.77%) Desktop Engineer
11 40 (4.55%) Service Desk Analyst
12 37 (4.20%) IT Engineer
13 35 (3.98%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 32 (3.64%) Developer
14 32 (3.64%) IT Support Engineer
15 22 (2.50%) IT Support Analyst
15 22 (2.50%) PMO Analyst
16 21 (2.39%) Data Analyst
17 19 (2.16%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (2.73%) Middleware
2 19 (2.16%) .NET
3 18 (2.05%) XML
4 17 (1.93%) HTML
5 12 (1.36%) REST
6 11 (1.25%) React
6 11 (1.25%) Web Services
7 10 (1.14%) IBM Integration Bus
8 8 (0.91%) JSON
9 7 (0.80%) EDI
10 6 (0.68%) .NET Framework
10 6 (0.68%) CSS
11 5 (0.57%) HTML5
12 4 (0.45%) AngularJS
12 4 (0.45%) WPF
13 3 (0.34%) ADO
13 3 (0.34%) LDAP
13 3 (0.34%) SOAP
13 3 (0.34%) XML Schema
14 2 (0.23%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 57 (6.48%) Self-Motivation
2 41 (4.66%) Management Information System
3 33 (3.75%) Data Centre
4 31 (3.52%) User Experience
5 28 (3.18%) Video Conferencing
6 20 (2.27%) PMI
7 19 (2.16%) Blackberry
8 17 (1.93%) NHS
9 15 (1.70%) Virtual Team
10 12 (1.36%) iPhone
10 12 (1.36%) Social Media
11 10 (1.14%) Clustering
11 10 (1.14%) Data Protection Act
11 10 (1.14%) DataPower
11 10 (1.14%) SWIFT
12 9 (1.02%) Renewable Energy
12 9 (1.02%) Taxonomies
13 8 (0.91%) Derivative
13 8 (0.91%) Public Cloud
13 8 (0.91%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 314 (35.68%) Windows
2 139 (15.80%) Windows 10
3 70 (7.95%) Windows 7
4 56 (6.36%) Linux
5 53 (6.02%) Windows Server
6 34 (3.86%) Unix
7 29 (3.30%) Mac OS
7 29 (3.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (2.50%) Windows Server 2016
9 18 (2.05%) Android
9 18 (2.05%) Apple iOS
10 14 (1.59%) Windows 8
11 12 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (1.25%) Mac OS X
12 11 (1.25%) Windows Server 2019
13 10 (1.14%) AIX
14 8 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
15 4 (0.45%) SUSE
16 3 (0.34%) Solaris
16 3 (0.34%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (20.34%) Agile
2 165 (18.75%) Project Management
3 145 (16.48%) ITIL
4 127 (14.43%) Problem-Solving
5 81 (9.20%) Project Delivery
6 77 (8.75%) Stakeholder Management
7 73 (8.30%) Decision-Making
8 72 (8.18%) Change Management
9 70 (7.95%) PRINCE2
10 61 (6.93%) Waterfall
11 58 (6.59%) Time Management
12 49 (5.57%) Migration
13 46 (5.23%) Incident Management
13 46 (5.23%) Service Delivery
14 45 (5.11%) Scrum
15 40 (4.55%) CRM
15 40 (4.55%) Service Management
16 39 (4.43%) Business Intelligence
17 37 (4.20%) Business Analysis
18 36 (4.09%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 71 (8.07%) SQL
2 36 (4.09%) PowerShell
3 26 (2.95%) C
4 22 (2.50%) Java
5 18 (2.05%) C#
5 18 (2.05%) Python
6 14 (1.59%) JavaScript
7 13 (1.48%) Bash
8 12 (1.36%) PL/SQL
9 11 (1.25%) VBScript
10 10 (1.14%) Korn
10 10 (1.14%) Shell Script
11 9 (1.02%) T-SQL
12 7 (0.80%) Perl
13 6 (0.68%) VBA
14 5 (0.57%) VB
15 4 (0.45%) C++
15 4 (0.45%) Google Apps Script
16 3 (0.34%) Ada
16 3 (0.34%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 95 (10.80%) Degree
2 51 (5.80%) Security Cleared
3 41 (4.66%) SC Cleared
4 35 (3.98%) PMI Certification
5 20 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (1.93%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (1.82%) CCNA
7 16 (1.82%) PMP
8 15 (1.70%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (1.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 10 (1.14%) JNCIS
9 10 (1.14%) MCSA
10 9 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 8 (0.91%) APMP
11 8 (0.91%) MCITP
12 7 (0.80%) CTC Cleared
13 5 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
13 5 (0.57%) MCSE
14 4 (0.45%) Computer Science Degree
14 4 (0.45%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (9.32%) PMO
2 44 (5.00%) SLA
3 41 (4.66%) QA
4 19 (2.16%) Data Quality
5 15 (1.70%) GDPR
6 14 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (0.91%) NIST
8 7 (0.80%) Accessibility
8 7 (0.80%) SEPA
9 6 (0.68%) GRC
10 4 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.34%) COBIT
11 3 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
12 2 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 1 (0.11%) FATCA
13 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 1 (0.11%) NCSC
13 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
13 1 (0.11%) SOC 1
13 1 (0.11%) SOC 2
System Software
1 180 (20.45%) Active Directory
2 30 (3.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.02%) vSphere
4 7 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (0.68%) BitLocker
5 6 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.45%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.34%) Docker
8 3 (0.34%) XenApp
9 2 (0.23%) NFS
9 2 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.23%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.11%) NDS
10 1 (0.11%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.11%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 53 (6.02%) SCCM
2 36 (4.09%) Microsoft Intune
3 22 (2.50%) Ansible
4 14 (1.59%) WSUS
5 13 (1.48%) Single Sign-On
6 10 (1.14%) Terraform
6 10 (1.14%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
7 6 (0.68%) SCOM
8 5 (0.57%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (0.45%) AirWatch
9 4 (0.45%) Control-M
9 4 (0.45%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (0.45%) XenMobile
10 3 (0.34%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 3 (0.34%) Jamf Pro
10 3 (0.34%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.34%) Sysprep
10 3 (0.34%) vCenter Server
11 2 (0.23%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 570 (64.77%) Microsoft
2 62 (7.05%) Citrix
3 54 (6.14%) Cisco
4 42 (4.77%) Apple
5 41 (4.66%) Oracle
6 36 (4.09%) VMware
7 35 (3.98%) ServiceNow
8 34 (3.86%) Google
9 26 (2.95%) Adobe
10 23 (2.61%) IBM
11 22 (2.50%) SAP
12 16 (1.82%) Bloomberg
12 16 (1.82%) Polycom
13 15 (1.70%) Salesforce.com
14 14 (1.59%) Palo Alto
15 13 (1.48%) Splunk
16 12 (1.36%) CyberArk
17 11 (1.25%) HP
17 11 (1.25%) Juniper
18 10 (1.14%) Reuters