Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 84 77
Rank change year-on-year -9 -7 -34
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 1,267 1,336 1,487
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.76% 3.00% 3.34%
As % of the Applications category 36.10% 36.66% 36.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 851 884 950
London median daily rate £300 £318 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.51% +1.20% +4.58%
10th Percentile £120 £135 £129
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £299 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -0.42% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 75 112
London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £16.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +16.64% -4.18%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £29.15 £35.00 £25.85
England median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year +6.90% -6.45% +6.90%

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 3,510 3,644 4,076
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 7.65% 8.18% 9.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,374 2,455 2,763
London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £151 £163 £163
90th Percentile £600 £600 £550
England median daily rate £375 £361 £340
% change year-on-year +3.81% +6.25% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 129 156
London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +27.27% -2.94%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.89 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.00 £50.00 £26.88
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +3 306 £263 -12.50% 101
West London -17 94 £200 - 51
East London -7 44 £250 +33.33% 13
South London -55 21 £227 +13.50% 8
North London -4 9 £225 -40.00% 10
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 803 (63.38%) Microsoft
2 562 (44.36%) Windows
3 388 (30.62%) Active Directory
4 379 (29.91%) Finance
5 375 (29.60%) Office 365
6 310 (24.47%) Windows 7
7 295 (23.28%) Microsoft Excel
8 290 (22.89%) Windows 10
9 270 (21.31%) ITIL
10 170 (13.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 161 (12.71%) Project Management
12 155 (12.23%) SharePoint
13 152 (12.00%) Citrix
14 151 (11.92%) Problem-Solving
15 147 (11.60%) Analytical Skills
16 143 (11.29%) SCCM
17 140 (11.05%) MS Exchange
18 126 (9.94%) MS Visio
19 125 (9.87%) Apple
19 125 (9.87%) Windows Server
20 117 (9.23%) Migration
21 114 (9.00%) Degree
22 113 (8.92%) VMware
23 108 (8.52%) DNS
24 107 (8.45%) Banking
25 104 (8.21%) SLA
25 104 (8.21%) Cisco
26 101 (7.97%) Agile Software Development
27 96 (7.58%) Skype
28 95 (7.50%) DHCP

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
1 155 (12.23%) SharePoint
2 140 (11.05%) MS Exchange
3 93 (7.34%) Skype for Business
4 53 (4.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 24 (1.89%) CMS
6 15 (1.18%) IIS
7 14 (1.10%) Confluence
7 14 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
8 13 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
9 10 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 10 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
10 8 (0.63%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (0.47%) IBM Notes
13 5 (0.39%) Apache
13 5 (0.39%) SAS
14 4 (0.32%) MQSeries
14 4 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
14 4 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
15 3 (0.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 295 (23.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 170 (13.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 126 (9.94%) MS Visio
4 77 (6.08%) Microsoft Project
5 28 (2.21%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.39%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.32%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.32%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.24%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.079%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.079%) Camtasia
9 1 (0.079%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.079%) InCopy
9 1 (0.079%) InVision
9 1 (0.079%) RoboHelp
9 1 (0.079%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 17 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.71%) HiPortfolio
3 8 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.47%) Elite 3E
4 6 (0.47%) Unit4 Business World
5 5 (0.39%) Carpe Diem
5 5 (0.39%) Servitor
6 4 (0.32%) CA PPM
7 3 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.24%) Eikon
7 3 (0.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 3 (0.24%) SAP SD
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.16%) Temenos Globus
8 2 (0.16%) Temenos T24
9 1 (0.079%) HFM
9 1 (0.079%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.079%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 375 (29.60%) Office 365
2 81 (6.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (3.08%) OneDrive
4 29 (2.29%) SaaS
5 19 (1.50%) Amazon AWS
5 19 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
6 17 (1.34%) Yammer
7 16 (1.26%) Azure Active Directory
8 12 (0.95%) PaaS
9 10 (0.79%) G Suite
10 9 (0.71%) Mimecast
11 8 (0.63%) IaaS
12 6 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
12 6 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
13 5 (0.39%) Google Analytics
13 5 (0.39%) Slack
14 2 (0.16%) Adobe Analytics
14 2 (0.16%) IBM Blueworks
14 2 (0.16%) Serverless
14 2 (0.16%) SurveyMonkey
Communications & Networking
1 108 (8.52%) DNS
2 96 (7.58%) Skype
3 95 (7.50%) DHCP
4 87 (6.87%) LAN
5 79 (6.24%) VPN
6 75 (5.92%) WAN
7 67 (5.29%) TCP/IP
8 43 (3.39%) Cisco IOS
8 43 (3.39%) Internet
9 42 (3.31%) Firewall
10 38 (3.00%) VoIP
11 31 (2.45%) Wireless
12 20 (1.58%) FTP
13 18 (1.42%) Network Security
13 18 (1.42%) Telepresence
14 16 (1.26%) Remote Desktop
14 16 (1.26%) WebEx
15 15 (1.18%) IP Telephony
15 15 (1.18%) IPsec
15 15 (1.18%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (4.97%) SQL Server
2 21 (1.66%) Relational Database
3 13 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
3 13 (1.03%) QlikView
4 11 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (0.79%) Power BI
6 9 (0.71%) Blockchain
6 9 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
6 9 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (0.55%) Big Data
7 7 (0.55%) Oracle Database
7 7 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (0.39%) MS Access
8 5 (0.39%) SAP Data Services
8 5 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (0.32%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (0.32%) DataStage
9 4 (0.32%) MySQL
9 4 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 40 (3.16%) JIRA
2 12 (0.95%) Visual Studio
3 11 (0.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 10 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (0.63%) Subversion
6 5 (0.39%) Axure RP
7 4 (0.32%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.32%) SoapUI
7 4 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 4 (0.32%) XMLSpy
8 3 (0.24%) Maven
8 3 (0.24%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 2 (0.16%) Gradle
9 2 (0.16%) gulp
9 2 (0.16%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.16%) Liquibase
9 2 (0.16%) MSI
9 2 (0.16%) SonarQube
9 2 (0.16%) Toad
9 2 (0.16%) Xcode
General
1 379 (29.91%) Finance
2 107 (8.45%) Banking
3 78 (6.16%) Law
4 71 (5.60%) Legal
5 38 (3.00%) Retail
6 33 (2.60%) Publishing
7 30 (2.37%) Telecoms
8 28 (2.21%) Marketing
9 26 (2.05%) Investment Banking
10 23 (1.82%) Advertising
11 21 (1.66%) Front Office
12 19 (1.50%) Back Office
13 17 (1.34%) Financial Institution
14 16 (1.26%) Spanish Language
15 10 (0.79%) Billing
15 10 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
16 8 (0.63%) French Language
17 6 (0.47%) Dutch Language
17 6 (0.47%) German Language
17 6 (0.47%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 412 (32.52%) Analyst
2 147 (11.60%) Support Engineer
3 140 (11.05%) Support Analyst
4 133 (10.50%) Desktop Support
5 129 (10.18%) Service Analyst
6 116 (9.16%) Service Desk Analyst
7 100 (7.89%) 2nd Line Support
8 93 (7.34%) IT Support
9 79 (6.24%) Business Analyst
10 76 (6.00%) Desktop Engineer
11 69 (5.45%) IT Analyst
12 62 (4.89%) Project Manager
13 61 (4.81%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 54 (4.26%) Architect
14 54 (4.26%) Consultant
15 46 (3.63%) Administrator
16 45 (3.55%) Trainer
17 41 (3.24%) IT Support Analyst
18 40 (3.16%) 1st Line Support
18 40 (3.16%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (2.45%) .NET
2 14 (1.10%) .NET Framework
3 11 (0.87%) HTML
4 10 (0.79%) Web Services
4 10 (0.79%) XML
5 8 (0.63%) IBM Integration Bus
5 8 (0.63%) WebSphere MQ
6 6 (0.47%) ASP.NET
6 6 (0.47%) CSS
6 6 (0.47%) Middleware
7 5 (0.39%) LDAP
7 5 (0.39%) Software Packaging
8 4 (0.32%) HTML5
8 4 (0.32%) JSON
8 4 (0.32%) REST
8 4 (0.32%) SOAP
8 4 (0.32%) XMPP
8 4 (0.32%) X-Windows
9 3 (0.24%) React
9 3 (0.24%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 147 (11.60%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (5.13%) Self-Motivation
3 62 (4.89%) Blackberry
4 56 (4.42%) Video Conferencing
5 47 (3.71%) Management Information System
6 44 (3.47%) iPhone
7 35 (2.76%) iPad
8 34 (2.68%) Smartphone
9 33 (2.60%) Data Centre
10 31 (2.45%) User Experience
11 17 (1.34%) Computer Science
12 14 (1.10%) Graphic Design
12 14 (1.10%) Mobile App
12 14 (1.10%) Virtual Team
13 13 (1.03%) e-Learning
14 11 (0.87%) Fintech
14 11 (0.87%) Handset
15 10 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
16 9 (0.71%) Robotics
17 8 (0.63%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 562 (44.36%) Windows
2 310 (24.47%) Windows 7
3 290 (22.89%) Windows 10
4 125 (9.87%) Windows Server
5 82 (6.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 71 (5.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 70 (5.52%) Apple iOS
8 59 (4.66%) Android
9 51 (4.03%) Windows 8
10 49 (3.87%) Linux
11 46 (3.63%) Mac OS X
12 30 (2.37%) Mac OS
13 29 (2.29%) Windows XP
14 23 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 19 (1.50%) Unix
16 16 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
17 9 (0.71%) Solaris
18 4 (0.32%) CentOS
18 4 (0.32%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 4 (0.32%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 270 (21.31%) ITIL
2 161 (12.71%) Project Management
3 151 (11.92%) Problem-Solving
4 117 (9.23%) Migration
5 101 (7.97%) Agile Software Development
6 90 (7.10%) Service Management
7 88 (6.95%) Change Management
8 87 (6.87%) Stakeholder Management
9 79 (6.24%) Business Analysis
10 72 (5.68%) PRINCE2
11 53 (4.18%) ITSM
12 40 (3.16%) CRM
13 39 (3.08%) Decision-Making
14 38 (3.00%) Asset Management
14 38 (3.00%) Process Improvement
14 38 (3.00%) Service Delivery
15 37 (2.92%) Programme Management
16 35 (2.76%) Root Cause Analysis
16 35 (2.76%) Time Management
17 34 (2.68%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 85 (6.71%) SQL
2 55 (4.34%) PowerShell
3 32 (2.53%) C
4 19 (1.50%) T-SQL
5 18 (1.42%) Shell Script
6 17 (1.34%) VBA
7 16 (1.26%) C#
8 13 (1.03%) PL/SQL
9 12 (0.95%) JavaScript
10 11 (0.87%) Korn
11 10 (0.79%) Java
12 8 (0.63%) C++
12 8 (0.63%) Python
13 7 (0.55%) VB
14 6 (0.47%) PHP
14 6 (0.47%) VBScript
15 4 (0.32%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.32%) Perl
15 4 (0.32%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.16%) R
Qualifications
1 114 (9.00%) Degree
2 69 (5.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 46 (3.63%) ITIL Certification
4 43 (3.39%) Security Cleared
5 35 (2.76%) SC Cleared
6 30 (2.37%) MCSE
7 28 (2.21%) MCSA
8 27 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
9 26 (2.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 24 (1.89%) MCP
11 17 (1.34%) CCNA
12 14 (1.10%) CCNP
12 14 (1.10%) PMI Certification
13 12 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 11 (0.87%) CCSE
15 10 (0.79%) A+ Certification
15 10 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
16 9 (0.71%) DBS Check
16 9 (0.71%) MCDST
16 9 (0.71%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (8.21%) SLA
2 67 (5.29%) PMO
3 24 (1.89%) GDPR
4 23 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 23 (1.82%) QA
5 9 (0.71%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.55%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.32%) IFRS
9 3 (0.24%) COBIT
9 3 (0.24%) IFRS 9
9 3 (0.24%) MiFID
10 2 (0.16%) Def Stans
10 2 (0.16%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.16%) SEPA
11 1 (0.079%) EMIR
11 1 (0.079%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.079%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.079%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.079%) P3O
System Software
1 388 (30.62%) Active Directory
2 72 (5.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (2.29%) BitLocker
4 22 (1.74%) XenApp
4 22 (1.74%) XenDesktop
5 17 (1.34%) Hyper-V
5 17 (1.34%) Microsoft App-V
6 14 (1.10%) Virtual Desktop
7 13 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (1.03%) VMware Workstation
7 13 (1.03%) XenServer
8 12 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (0.71%) VMware Server
10 8 (0.63%) vSphere
11 7 (0.55%) Firmware
11 7 (0.55%) Terminal Services
12 6 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.32%) KVM
13 4 (0.32%) RHEV
13 4 (0.32%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 143 (11.29%) SCCM
2 35 (2.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 20 (1.58%) WSUS
4 17 (1.34%) AirWatch
5 15 (1.18%) Microsoft Intune
6 13 (1.03%) Backup Exec
7 11 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
8 9 (0.71%) Oracle ZFS
9 8 (0.63%) vCenter Server
10 7 (0.55%) Cisco CUCM
10 7 (0.55%) SCOM
11 5 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
11 5 (0.39%) ZABBIX
12 4 (0.32%) BladeLogic
12 4 (0.32%) BMC PATROL
12 4 (0.32%) CASB
12 4 (0.32%) OpenView
12 4 (0.32%) Tivoli
12 4 (0.32%) yum
13 3 (0.24%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 803 (63.38%) Microsoft
2 152 (12.00%) Citrix
3 125 (9.87%) Apple
4 113 (8.92%) VMware
5 104 (8.21%) Cisco
6 54 (4.26%) HP
7 52 (4.10%) ServiceNow
8 46 (3.63%) SAP
9 39 (3.08%) Adobe
10 37 (2.92%) Ivanti
11 34 (2.68%) Oracle
12 32 (2.53%) McAfee
13 23 (1.82%) iManage
13 23 (1.82%) Red Hat
13 23 (1.82%) Reuters
14 22 (1.74%) Bloomberg
14 22 (1.74%) Google
14 22 (1.74%) Sophos
15 20 (1.58%) Remedy
15 20 (1.58%) Symantec