Period
to 21 February 2018

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 21 February 2018 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 83 58
Rank change year-on-year +4 -25 -16
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 1,451 1,274 1,591
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 3.09% 3.08% 3.63%
As % of the Applications category 36.21% 36.31% 36.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,004 818 965
London median daily rate £275 £300 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +1.69% -1.67%
10th Percentile £129 £128 £128
90th Percentile £525 £538 £550
England median daily rate £289 £295 £300
% change year-on-year -2.03% -1.67% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 97 150
London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.29 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.43% +5.10% +3.33%
10th Percentile £11.77 £10.75 £10.00
90th Percentile £27.00 £33.00 £23.08
England median hourly rate £14.43 £14.45 £14.50
% change year-on-year -0.14% -0.34% +3.57%

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 4,007 3,509 4,389
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 8.53% 8.49% 10.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,797 2,302 2,937
London median daily rate £380 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.94% +3.33% +0.40%
10th Percentile £151 £158 £159
90th Percentile £594 £575 £575
England median daily rate £353 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +0.71% - +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 157 209
London median hourly rate £20.60 £18.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.44% +9.09% +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.81 £11.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £41.00 £50.00 £28.15
England median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £15.76
% change year-on-year -3.13% +1.52% +6.13%

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 21 February 2018.

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 21 February 2018.

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 21 February 2018. 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 +14 312 £300 -5.88% 78
West London -21 106 £261 +30.63% 59
South London -1 65 £210 -35.38% 9
East London -24 25 £233 +34.78% 15
North London -5 5 £218 -43.87% 6
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, 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.

1 817 (56.31%) Microsoft
2 584 (40.25%) Windows
3 424 (29.22%) Finance
4 411 (28.33%) Microsoft Excel
5 396 (27.29%) Active Directory
6 321 (22.12%) Windows 7
7 283 (19.50%) Office 365
8 246 (16.95%) ITIL
9 232 (15.99%) Windows 10
10 206 (14.20%) Project Management
11 187 (12.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 180 (12.41%) Analytical Skills
13 179 (12.34%) MS Visio
14 152 (10.48%) Banking
15 149 (10.27%) SQL
16 147 (10.13%) Citrix
17 145 (9.99%) SharePoint
18 132 (9.10%) Legal
18 132 (9.10%) Degree
19 130 (8.96%) Agile Software Development
20 124 (8.55%) Microsoft Project
21 119 (8.20%) Business Analysis
21 119 (8.20%) Security Cleared
22 117 (8.06%) MS Exchange
23 114 (7.86%) Blackberry
24 113 (7.79%) Migration
25 110 (7.58%) Change Management
26 108 (7.44%) Windows Server
27 103 (7.10%) Stakeholder Management
28 102 (7.03%) SCCM

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
1 145 (9.99%) SharePoint
2 117 (8.06%) MS Exchange
3 61 (4.20%) Skype for Business
4 30 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2010
5 24 (1.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 24 (1.65%) IBM Notes
6 21 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
7 15 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
8 13 (0.90%) CMS
8 13 (0.90%) IIS
9 11 (0.76%) Confluence
10 10 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
10 10 (0.69%) JBoss
10 10 (0.69%) MS Project Server
10 10 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
11 7 (0.48%) SAS
11 7 (0.48%) Tomcat
12 6 (0.41%) Drupal
12 6 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 411 (28.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 187 (12.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 179 (12.34%) MS Visio
4 124 (8.55%) Microsoft Project
5 16 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
6 13 (0.90%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.34%) InVision
8 4 (0.28%) Acrobat
8 4 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.14%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.069%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.069%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.069%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.069%) Camtasia
11 1 (0.069%) HipChat
11 1 (0.069%) InDesign
11 1 (0.069%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.069%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 27 (1.86%) Elite 3E
2 15 (1.03%) Eikon
3 13 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.41%) CA PPM
4 6 (0.41%) Kondor
4 6 (0.41%) Temenos T24
5 4 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.28%) Primavera
5 4 (0.28%) SAP SD
5 4 (0.28%) Temenos Globus
6 3 (0.21%) Bankmaster
6 3 (0.21%) Carpe Diem
6 3 (0.21%) Eloqua
6 3 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.21%) SAP R/3
6 3 (0.21%) SimCorp Dimension
7 2 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
7 2 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.14%) SAP GRC
7 2 (0.14%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 283 (19.50%) Office 365
2 54 (3.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (1.38%) SaaS
4 16 (1.10%) OneDrive
5 11 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
6 9 (0.62%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 7 (0.48%) G Suite
7 7 (0.48%) Mimecast
8 6 (0.41%) IaaS
9 4 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (0.28%) Yammer
10 3 (0.21%) PaaS
11 2 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.14%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.14%) IBM Blueworks
12 1 (0.069%) AdWords
12 1 (0.069%) Dropbox
12 1 (0.069%) Google Tag Manager
12 1 (0.069%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 74 (5.10%) DNS
2 73 (5.03%) LAN
3 71 (4.89%) TCP/IP
4 70 (4.82%) VPN
5 68 (4.69%) Skype
6 62 (4.27%) DHCP
6 62 (4.27%) WAN
7 49 (3.38%) Internet
8 31 (2.14%) Intranet
9 28 (1.93%) VoIP
10 23 (1.59%) Wireless
11 17 (1.17%) Firewall
11 17 (1.17%) Remote Desktop
11 17 (1.17%) Wi-Fi
12 16 (1.10%) Ethernet
13 14 (0.96%) IP Telephony
14 12 (0.83%) Cisco IOS
14 12 (0.83%) Network Security
14 12 (0.83%) SSL
14 12 (0.83%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (4.41%) SQL Server
2 17 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (0.96%) MS Access
3 14 (0.96%) Relational Database
3 14 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (0.69%) SQL Server 2014
4 10 (0.69%) SQL Server 2016
4 10 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (0.62%) Big Data
6 8 (0.55%) EDRMS
6 8 (0.55%) Power BI
7 5 (0.34%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (0.28%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (0.28%) Geospatial Data
8 4 (0.28%) GIS
8 4 (0.28%) QlikView
8 4 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.21%) Blockchain
9 3 (0.21%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 54 (3.72%) JIRA
2 11 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (0.41%) Git (software)
3 6 (0.41%) MSI
3 6 (0.41%) Selenium
3 6 (0.41%) Subversion
3 6 (0.41%) Visual Studio
4 5 (0.34%) Axure RP
5 3 (0.21%) PVCS
5 3 (0.21%) SoapUI
5 3 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.14%) ClearCase
6 2 (0.14%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.14%) Jasmine
6 2 (0.14%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.14%) JMeter
6 2 (0.14%) Toad
6 2 (0.14%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.14%) Zephyr
General
1 424 (29.22%) Finance
2 152 (10.48%) Banking
3 132 (9.10%) Legal
4 97 (6.69%) Law
5 50 (3.45%) Retail
6 44 (3.03%) Investment Banking
7 43 (2.96%) Marketing
8 34 (2.34%) Telecoms
9 29 (2.00%) French Language
10 27 (1.86%) Advertising
11 14 (0.96%) Front Office
12 13 (0.90%) Back Office
13 12 (0.83%) German Language
14 11 (0.76%) Manufacturing
15 10 (0.69%) Publishing
16 9 (0.62%) Billing
16 9 (0.62%) Financial Institution
16 9 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
17 7 (0.48%) Multimedia
17 7 (0.48%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 481 (33.15%) Analyst
2 170 (11.72%) Desktop Support
3 140 (9.65%) Business Analyst
4 137 (9.44%) Support Engineer
5 120 (8.27%) 2nd Line Support
5 120 (8.27%) Service Analyst
6 113 (7.79%) Support Analyst
7 105 (7.24%) Service Desk Analyst
8 92 (6.34%) IT Support
9 78 (5.38%) Project Manager
10 65 (4.48%) Developer
11 63 (4.34%) Service Desk Support
12 61 (4.20%) Desktop Engineer
13 60 (4.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 55 (3.79%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 53 (3.65%) Trainer
16 50 (3.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 50 (3.45%) IT Trainer
17 48 (3.31%) Data Analyst
18 47 (3.24%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (2.76%) .NET
2 24 (1.65%) XML
3 20 (1.38%) HTML
4 16 (1.10%) Web Services
5 12 (0.83%) CSS
6 8 (0.55%) HTML5
6 8 (0.55%) jQuery
7 7 (0.48%) CSS3
7 7 (0.48%) REST
8 5 (0.34%) .NET Framework
8 5 (0.34%) ASP.NET
9 3 (0.21%) COM
9 3 (0.21%) SOAP
10 2 (0.14%) EDIFACT
10 2 (0.14%) JSON
10 2 (0.14%) Lucene
10 2 (0.14%) Middleware
10 2 (0.14%) OOXML
10 2 (0.14%) WebSphere MQ
10 2 (0.14%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 180 (12.41%) Analytical Skills
2 114 (7.86%) Blackberry
3 81 (5.58%) Management Information System
4 48 (3.31%) Video Conferencing
5 35 (2.41%) Data Centre
6 32 (2.21%) iPhone
7 30 (2.07%) Data Protection Act
7 30 (2.07%) iPad
8 29 (2.00%) Smartphone
9 26 (1.79%) User Experience
10 22 (1.52%) PMI
11 20 (1.38%) NHS
12 18 (1.24%) Computer Science
13 13 (0.90%) e-Learning
14 12 (0.83%) FMCG
15 11 (0.76%) Clustering
15 11 (0.76%) Handset
16 10 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 9 (0.62%) Client/Server
17 9 (0.62%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 584 (40.25%) Windows
2 321 (22.12%) Windows 7
3 232 (15.99%) Windows 10
4 108 (7.44%) Windows Server
5 70 (4.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 61 (4.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 53 (3.65%) Android
8 51 (3.51%) Apple iOS
9 43 (2.96%) Windows 8
10 32 (2.21%) Mac OS
11 29 (2.00%) Unix
12 27 (1.86%) Linux
13 25 (1.72%) Mac OS X
13 25 (1.72%) Windows XP
14 23 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
15 12 (0.83%) Windows Vista
16 11 (0.76%) Windows 2000
17 6 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 6 (0.41%) Windows Phone
18 4 (0.28%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (16.95%) ITIL
2 206 (14.20%) Project Management
3 130 (8.96%) Agile Software Development
4 119 (8.20%) Business Analysis
5 113 (7.79%) Migration
6 110 (7.58%) Change Management
7 103 (7.10%) Stakeholder Management
8 99 (6.82%) PRINCE2
9 82 (5.65%) Service Management
10 76 (5.24%) Data Analysis
11 73 (5.03%) Time Management
12 72 (4.96%) User Acceptance Testing
13 59 (4.07%) Workflow
14 51 (3.51%) Data Protection
15 50 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
15 50 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
15 50 (3.45%) Programme Management
15 50 (3.45%) Risk Management
16 49 (3.38%) Problem Management
17 48 (3.31%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 149 (10.27%) SQL
2 38 (2.62%) Java
2 38 (2.62%) VBA
3 37 (2.55%) PowerShell
4 35 (2.41%) C#
5 21 (1.45%) T-SQL
6 19 (1.31%) JavaScript
7 18 (1.24%) C
8 12 (0.83%) VB
9 11 (0.76%) VB.NET
9 11 (0.76%) VBScript
10 9 (0.62%) Perl
11 8 (0.55%) R
12 7 (0.48%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 6 (0.41%) Python
14 5 (0.34%) Bash Shell
14 5 (0.34%) Ruby
15 4 (0.28%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.21%) C++
16 3 (0.21%) PHP
Qualifications
1 132 (9.10%) Degree
2 119 (8.20%) Security Cleared
3 90 (6.20%) SC Cleared
4 67 (4.62%) Microsoft Certification
5 41 (2.83%) MCSE
6 39 (2.69%) PMI Certification
7 38 (2.62%) ITIL Certification
8 31 (2.14%) MCSA
8 31 (2.14%) PMP
9 28 (1.93%) ISEB
10 26 (1.79%) MCP
11 18 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
12 15 (1.03%) MCDST
13 14 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
13 14 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 13 (0.90%) DV Cleared
14 13 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 12 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 11 (0.76%) DBS Check
16 11 (0.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (6.27%) PMO
2 66 (4.55%) SLA
3 43 (2.96%) QA
4 32 (2.21%) GDPR
5 13 (0.90%) Data Quality
6 11 (0.76%) GxP
6 11 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (0.55%) Government Security Classifications
8 5 (0.34%) MiFID
8 5 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.28%) COSO
9 4 (0.28%) Def Stans
9 4 (0.28%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.28%) PMBOK
10 3 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
10 3 (0.21%) GMP
10 3 (0.21%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.14%) HL7
11 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 396 (27.29%) Active Directory
2 71 (4.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (2.69%) XenApp
4 18 (1.24%) Hyper-V
5 13 (0.90%) vSphere
6 11 (0.76%) DFS Replication
6 11 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
7 8 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
7 8 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (0.48%) XenServer
9 6 (0.41%) Docker
9 6 (0.41%) Terminal Services
9 6 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
10 5 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.14%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.14%) Firmware
11 2 (0.14%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.069%) NFS
12 1 (0.069%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 102 (7.03%) SCCM
2 29 (2.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 24 (1.65%) AirWatch
4 15 (1.03%) SCOM
5 11 (0.76%) Failover Clustering
6 8 (0.55%) DameWare
6 8 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (0.48%) Microsoft Intune
7 7 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
7 7 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
8 5 (0.34%) Ansible
9 4 (0.28%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 4 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.21%) Puppet
10 3 (0.21%) vCenter Server
10 3 (0.21%) WSUS
11 2 (0.14%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.14%) Dollar Universe
11 2 (0.14%) MAILsweeper
11 2 (0.14%) Nagios
Vendors
1 817 (56.31%) Microsoft
2 147 (10.13%) Citrix
3 101 (6.96%) VMware
4 92 (6.34%) Apple
5 87 (6.00%) Cisco
6 55 (3.79%) HP
7 54 (3.72%) Ivanti
8 51 (3.51%) Bloomberg
9 49 (3.38%) Oracle
10 43 (2.96%) Dell
11 38 (2.62%) iManage
12 35 (2.41%) Reuters
13 29 (2.00%) Avaya
14 28 (1.93%) ServiceNow
15 27 (1.86%) Intapp
16 24 (1.65%) Lotus
17 22 (1.52%) Adobe
17 22 (1.52%) IBM
18 21 (1.45%) Remedy
19 19 (1.31%) SAP