Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 75 54
Rank change year-on-year -6 -21 -12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 1471 1502 1799
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 3.12% 3.32% 3.86%
As % of the Applications category 37.18% 36.54% 38.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1005 965 1164
London median daily rate £300 £313 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +4.25% +4.26%
10th Percentile £133 £130 £128
90th Percentile £525 £535 £550
England median daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 109 169
London median hourly rate £18.50 £16.15 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.55% -2.12% +10.00%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £30.38 £26.48 £23.75
England median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.67% +3.45% -

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 3956 4111 4722
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 8.40% 9.10% 10.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2725 2704 3162
London median daily rate £385 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.67% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £155 £163 £159
90th Percentile £613 £550 £588
England median daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +0.41% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 173 232
London median hourly rate £20.55 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.55% -2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £12.82 £11.59 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.19 £40.60 £30.85
England median hourly rate £15.50 £16.29 £15.50
% change year-on-year -4.85% +5.10% +3.33%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 +7 287 £300 - 47
West London -3 113 £220 +10.69% 13
South London -12 44 £190 -57.06% 7
East London -19 27 £160 -13.51% 15
North London -8 9 £325 +62.50% 1
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 815 (55.40%) Microsoft
2 566 (38.48%) Windows
3 466 (31.68%) Finance
4 424 (28.82%) Microsoft Excel
5 370 (25.15%) Active Directory
6 313 (21.28%) Windows 7
7 246 (16.72%) ITIL
8 242 (16.45%) Office 365
9 219 (14.89%) MS Visio
9 219 (14.89%) Project Management
10 204 (13.87%) Analytical Skills
11 203 (13.80%) Banking
12 194 (13.19%) Windows 10
13 191 (12.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 171 (11.62%) SharePoint
15 151 (10.27%) Agile Software Development
16 142 (9.65%) SQL
17 140 (9.52%) Degree
18 136 (9.25%) Citrix
19 126 (8.57%) Microsoft Project
20 124 (8.43%) Migration
21 119 (8.09%) Change Management
22 115 (7.82%) Legal
23 112 (7.61%) PMO
24 110 (7.48%) SCCM
25 106 (7.21%) Security Cleared
25 106 (7.21%) Blackberry
26 103 (7.00%) Business Analysis
26 103 (7.00%) Windows Server
27 99 (6.73%) MS Exchange

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
1 171 (11.62%) SharePoint
2 99 (6.73%) MS Exchange
3 52 (3.54%) Skype for Business
4 39 (2.65%) IBM Notes
5 23 (1.56%) CMS
6 18 (1.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 18 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
7 13 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
8 11 (0.75%) IIS
8 11 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
9 9 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2003
10 8 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (0.41%) Confluence
11 6 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.34%) GroupWise
13 4 (0.27%) Documentum
13 4 (0.27%) Drupal
14 3 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
14 3 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 424 (28.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 219 (14.89%) MS Visio
3 191 (12.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 126 (8.57%) Microsoft Project
5 17 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
6 15 (1.02%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.54%) InVision
8 5 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.27%) AutoCAD
10 3 (0.20%) Acrobat
10 3 (0.20%) Stata
11 1 (0.068%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.068%) Camtasia
11 1 (0.068%) HipChat
11 1 (0.068%) InDesign
11 1 (0.068%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 18 (1.22%) Eikon
2 10 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.41%) Cognos TM1
3 6 (0.41%) Kondor
3 6 (0.41%) Markit EDM
3 6 (0.41%) Temenos T24
4 5 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.34%) Maximo
4 5 (0.34%) NetSuite
5 4 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 4 (0.27%) Temenos Globus
5 4 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
6 3 (0.20%) Bankmaster
6 3 (0.20%) CA PPM
6 3 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.20%) Northgate Housing
6 3 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.20%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.14%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 242 (16.45%) Office 365
2 47 (3.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (1.02%) OneDrive
4 14 (0.95%) G Suite
5 12 (0.82%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 11 (0.75%) SaaS
7 9 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
8 8 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (0.48%) Mimecast
9 7 (0.48%) Yammer
10 6 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
11 5 (0.34%) IaaS
12 4 (0.27%) GitHub
13 3 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.20%) Google Analytics
13 3 (0.20%) Google Drive
13 3 (0.20%) Slack
13 3 (0.20%) Trello
14 2 (0.14%) Asana
14 2 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 84 (5.71%) LAN
2 74 (5.03%) TCP/IP
3 70 (4.76%) Internet
4 59 (4.01%) VPN
4 59 (4.01%) WAN
5 54 (3.67%) Skype
6 46 (3.13%) DNS
7 36 (2.45%) DHCP
8 31 (2.11%) Wireless
9 28 (1.90%) Intranet
10 24 (1.63%) Ethernet
11 20 (1.36%) Cisco IOS
11 20 (1.36%) VoIP
12 19 (1.29%) Wi-Fi
13 16 (1.09%) Firewall
14 12 (0.82%) Remote Desktop
15 11 (0.75%) Network Security
15 11 (0.75%) SAN
16 9 (0.61%) IP Telephony
17 7 (0.48%) Gigabit Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (3.06%) SQL Server
2 17 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (1.02%) MS Access
4 15 (1.02%) Relational Database
5 14 (0.95%) QlikView
6 11 (0.75%) EDRMS
7 9 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (0.54%) Power BI
9 7 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
10 6 (0.41%) Big Data
10 6 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (0.34%) Crystal Reports
11 5 (0.34%) GIS
11 5 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (0.34%) PowerPivot
11 5 (0.34%) SQL Server 2014
12 4 (0.27%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 59 (4.01%) JIRA
2 8 (0.54%) Axure RP
3 7 (0.48%) MSI
4 6 (0.41%) Cucumber
4 6 (0.41%) Visual Studio
5 4 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.20%) Dreamweaver
6 3 (0.20%) JMeter
6 3 (0.20%) Selenium
6 3 (0.20%) Toad
6 3 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (0.14%) FitNesse
7 2 (0.14%) Jasmine
7 2 (0.14%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.14%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.14%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.14%) Zephyr
8 1 (0.068%) Appium
8 1 (0.068%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.068%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 466 (31.68%) Finance
2 203 (13.80%) Banking
3 115 (7.82%) Legal
4 86 (5.85%) Law
5 61 (4.15%) Investment Banking
6 50 (3.40%) Marketing
7 43 (2.92%) Telecoms
8 39 (2.65%) Retail
9 32 (2.18%) Front Office
10 26 (1.77%) Advertising
10 26 (1.77%) Back Office
11 23 (1.56%) Financial Institution
11 23 (1.56%) French Language
12 22 (1.50%) Manufacturing
13 16 (1.09%) Retail Banking
14 11 (0.75%) German Language
14 11 (0.75%) Publishing
15 10 (0.68%) Electronics
16 9 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
17 8 (0.54%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 482 (32.77%) Analyst
2 178 (12.10%) Desktop Support
3 154 (10.47%) Business Analyst
4 125 (8.50%) Support Engineer
5 106 (7.21%) 2nd Line Support
6 95 (6.46%) Project Manager
6 95 (6.46%) Support Analyst
7 92 (6.25%) Service Analyst
8 81 (5.51%) Service Desk Analyst
9 71 (4.83%) Developer
10 69 (4.69%) Desktop Engineer
11 67 (4.55%) IT Support
12 64 (4.35%) Administrator
13 53 (3.60%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 52 (3.54%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 48 (3.26%) Service Desk Support
15 48 (3.26%) Trainer
16 47 (3.20%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 45 (3.06%) IT Analyst
18 44 (2.99%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (2.99%) .NET
2 32 (2.18%) HTML
3 21 (1.43%) XML
4 18 (1.22%) CSS
5 12 (0.82%) HTML5
6 11 (0.75%) .NET Framework
6 11 (0.75%) Web Services
7 10 (0.68%) CSS3
8 9 (0.61%) ASP.NET
9 7 (0.48%) jQuery
9 7 (0.48%) SailPoint
10 6 (0.41%) REST
11 5 (0.34%) COM
12 4 (0.27%) JDBC
12 4 (0.27%) ODBC
12 4 (0.27%) SAP Fiori
12 4 (0.27%) XSLT
13 3 (0.20%) AngularJS
13 3 (0.20%) Entity Framework
13 3 (0.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 204 (13.87%) Analytical Skills
2 106 (7.21%) Blackberry
3 72 (4.89%) Management Information System
4 45 (3.06%) Video Conferencing
5 34 (2.31%) iPhone
6 29 (1.97%) iPad
7 26 (1.77%) Client/Server
8 25 (1.70%) Data Protection Act
8 25 (1.70%) User Experience
9 24 (1.63%) NHS
9 24 (1.63%) Smartphone
10 23 (1.56%) Hedge funds
11 21 (1.43%) PMI
12 20 (1.36%) e-Learning
13 18 (1.22%) BYOD
13 18 (1.22%) Data Centre
14 16 (1.09%) Derivative
14 16 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 15 (1.02%) Equities
16 14 (0.95%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 566 (38.48%) Windows
2 313 (21.28%) Windows 7
3 194 (13.19%) Windows 10
4 103 (7.00%) Windows Server
5 54 (3.67%) Apple iOS
6 46 (3.13%) Android
6 46 (3.13%) Windows 8
7 38 (2.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 32 (2.18%) Mac OS X
9 31 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
10 27 (1.84%) Mac OS
11 25 (1.70%) Windows XP
12 21 (1.43%) Unix
13 17 (1.16%) Linux
14 10 (0.68%) Windows Vista
15 7 (0.48%) Windows Phone
16 6 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
17 5 (0.34%) NetWare
18 4 (0.27%) Kali Linux
18 4 (0.27%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (16.72%) ITIL
2 219 (14.89%) Project Management
3 151 (10.27%) Agile Software Development
4 124 (8.43%) Migration
5 119 (8.09%) Change Management
6 103 (7.00%) Business Analysis
7 98 (6.66%) PRINCE2
7 98 (6.66%) Stakeholder Management
8 82 (5.57%) User Acceptance Testing
9 75 (5.10%) Data Analysis
9 75 (5.10%) Service Management
10 74 (5.03%) Business Intelligence
11 65 (4.42%) Asset Management
12 63 (4.28%) Workflow
13 61 (4.15%) Time Management
14 55 (3.74%) Risk Management
15 53 (3.60%) Programme Management
16 52 (3.54%) Service Delivery
17 50 (3.40%) CRM
18 45 (3.06%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 142 (9.65%) SQL
2 37 (2.52%) Java
3 36 (2.45%) VBA
4 29 (1.97%) C#
5 26 (1.77%) JavaScript
5 26 (1.77%) PowerShell
6 24 (1.63%) T-SQL
7 15 (1.02%) C
8 10 (0.68%) Python
8 10 (0.68%) VB
9 7 (0.48%) Perl
9 7 (0.48%) R
9 7 (0.48%) VB.NET
9 7 (0.48%) VBScript
10 5 (0.34%) Bash Shell
10 5 (0.34%) Ruby
11 3 (0.20%) ActionScript
11 3 (0.20%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 3 (0.20%) PHP
11 3 (0.20%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 140 (9.52%) Degree
2 106 (7.21%) Security Cleared
3 82 (5.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 80 (5.44%) SC Cleared
5 53 (3.60%) MCSE
6 37 (2.52%) MCSA
7 34 (2.31%) ITIL Certification
8 32 (2.18%) MCP
9 30 (2.04%) PMI Certification
10 28 (1.90%) MCDST
11 23 (1.56%) A+ Certification
12 20 (1.36%) ISEB
12 20 (1.36%) Network+ Certification
12 20 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 17 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
14 16 (1.09%) ACHDS
14 16 (1.09%) MCSM
14 16 (1.09%) PMP
15 15 (1.02%) ACDT
15 15 (1.02%) ACTC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (7.61%) PMO
2 72 (4.89%) SLA
3 41 (2.79%) QA
4 20 (1.36%) GxP
5 19 (1.29%) GDPR
6 16 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 14 (0.95%) MiFID
8 11 (0.75%) Data Quality
9 8 (0.54%) Government Security Classifications
9 8 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 7 (0.48%) PCI DSS
11 6 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
11 6 (0.41%) Dodd-Frank
11 6 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 5 (0.34%) EMIR
13 4 (0.27%) COSO
13 4 (0.27%) GMP
14 3 (0.20%) GAAP
14 3 (0.20%) Solvency II
15 2 (0.14%) P3O
System Software
1 370 (25.15%) Active Directory
2 46 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (1.63%) XenApp
4 20 (1.36%) Hyper-V
5 17 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
6 15 (1.02%) Virtual Desktop
7 8 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (0.54%) vSphere
8 7 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.34%) Terminal Services
9 5 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
9 5 (0.34%) XenServer
10 3 (0.20%) Docker
11 2 (0.14%) Firmware
11 2 (0.14%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.068%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.068%) NFS
12 1 (0.068%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.068%) UAG
12 1 (0.068%) Xen
Systems Management
1 110 (7.48%) SCCM
2 31 (2.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 21 (1.43%) SCOM
4 13 (0.88%) AirWatch
5 9 (0.61%) Ansible
5 9 (0.61%) DameWare
5 9 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (0.48%) DatAdvantage
6 7 (0.48%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (0.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 4 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (0.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (0.20%) WSUS
9 2 (0.14%) ArcSight ESM
9 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.14%) Puppet
9 2 (0.14%) SafeCom
9 2 (0.14%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 815 (55.40%) Microsoft
2 136 (9.25%) Citrix
3 92 (6.25%) Cisco
4 79 (5.37%) Apple
4 79 (5.37%) VMware
5 59 (4.01%) Bloomberg
5 59 (4.01%) HP
6 52 (3.54%) Reuters
7 47 (3.20%) Oracle
8 41 (2.79%) ServiceNow
9 39 (2.65%) Lotus
10 36 (2.45%) SAP
11 33 (2.24%) LANDesk
12 25 (1.70%) Dell
13 23 (1.56%) SolarWinds
14 21 (1.43%) IBM
15 20 (1.36%) Google
15 20 (1.36%) Remedy
16 19 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
17 18 (1.22%) Adobe