Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 89 58
Rank change year-on-year +2 -31 -13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 1,330 1,178 1,553
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.92% 2.96% 3.58%
As % of the Applications category 34.91% 36.46% 36.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 874 748 992
London median daily rate £275 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.38% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £123 £128 £131
90th Percentile £550 £556 £543
England median daily rate £300 £300 £298
% change year-on-year - +0.76% +1.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 77 142
London median hourly rate £18.85 £18.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.89% +23.33% -11.76%
10th Percentile £11.81 £12.73 £10.89
90th Percentile £29.15 £38.90 £25.90
England median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year - -3.23% +10.71%

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 3,810 3,231 4,226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 8.36% 8.13% 9.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,579 2,114 2,942
London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +0.67%
10th Percentile £153 £163 £163
90th Percentile £588 £600 £575
England median daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +5.71% +2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 131 181
London median hourly rate £20.02 £19.82 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.98% +25.84% -7.76%
10th Percentile £12.03 £12.19 £10.75
90th Percentile £43.55 £50.00 £26.88
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +10.00%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +2 307 £248 -17.50% 70
West London -29 93 £260 +30.00% 30
South London -39 37 £365 +12.31% 6
East London -10 33 £261 -5.11% 15
North London -3 5 £275 -29.03% 7
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 808 (60.75%) Microsoft
2 569 (42.78%) Windows
3 388 (29.17%) Active Directory
4 380 (28.57%) Finance
5 342 (25.71%) Office 365
6 333 (25.04%) Microsoft Excel
7 293 (22.03%) Windows 7
8 256 (19.25%) Windows 10
9 246 (18.50%) ITIL
10 180 (13.53%) Analytical Skills
11 172 (12.93%) Problem-Solving
12 167 (12.56%) Project Management
13 157 (11.80%) Citrix
14 151 (11.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
15 139 (10.45%) SharePoint
16 138 (10.38%) SQL
17 136 (10.23%) MS Exchange
18 133 (10.00%) MS Visio
19 125 (9.40%) Windows Server
20 120 (9.02%) Migration
21 116 (8.72%) SCCM
22 112 (8.42%) Degree
23 109 (8.20%) Stakeholder Management
23 109 (8.20%) Banking
24 105 (7.89%) Legal
25 103 (7.74%) VMware
26 100 (7.52%) Agile Software Development
27 99 (7.44%) Business Analysis
28 96 (7.22%) DNS
28 96 (7.22%) SLA

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
1 139 (10.45%) SharePoint
2 136 (10.23%) MS Exchange
3 76 (5.71%) Skype for Business
4 46 (3.46%) Exchange Server 2010
5 23 (1.73%) IIS
6 18 (1.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 14 (1.05%) Confluence
7 14 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
8 13 (0.98%) IBM Notes
8 13 (0.98%) JBoss
8 13 (0.98%) SAS
9 11 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
9 11 (0.83%) CMS
9 11 (0.83%) Tomcat
10 9 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.38%) Apache
11 5 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (0.38%) MS Project Server
12 4 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 333 (25.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 151 (11.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 133 (10.00%) MS Visio
4 93 (6.99%) Microsoft Project
5 23 (1.73%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (0.75%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 5 (0.38%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.23%) InVision
10 2 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.15%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.075%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.075%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.075%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.075%) Camtasia
11 1 (0.075%) InDesign
11 1 (0.075%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 19 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.60%) Elite 3E
3 7 (0.53%) Eikon
4 6 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.38%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 5 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.38%) Servitor
5 5 (0.38%) SimCorp Dimension
6 4 (0.30%) SAP R/3
6 4 (0.30%) SAP SD
6 4 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
7 3 (0.23%) Carpe Diem
7 3 (0.23%) Eloqua
7 3 (0.23%) iTrent
7 3 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.15%) Temenos Globus
8 2 (0.15%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 342 (25.71%) Office 365
2 62 (4.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (2.33%) SaaS
4 23 (1.73%) OneDrive
5 14 (1.05%) G Suite
6 13 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
7 12 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
8 8 (0.60%) Yammer
9 5 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 4 (0.30%) IaaS
10 4 (0.30%) IBM Blueworks
10 4 (0.30%) Mimecast
10 4 (0.30%) PaaS
10 4 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
11 3 (0.23%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.23%) SurveyMonkey
12 2 (0.15%) Adobe Analytics
12 2 (0.15%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 96 (7.22%) DNS
2 87 (6.54%) DHCP
3 82 (6.17%) Skype
4 72 (5.41%) VPN
5 71 (5.34%) LAN
6 67 (5.04%) WAN
7 51 (3.83%) TCP/IP
8 36 (2.71%) Internet
9 32 (2.41%) VoIP
10 30 (2.26%) Remote Desktop
11 25 (1.88%) Firewall
12 20 (1.50%) Wireless
13 18 (1.35%) Intranet
14 16 (1.20%) SMTP
15 14 (1.05%) Cisco IOS
15 14 (1.05%) FTP
15 14 (1.05%) IP Telephony
15 14 (1.05%) Telnet
15 14 (1.05%) VLAN
15 14 (1.05%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (6.02%) SQL Server
2 16 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (1.13%) Relational Database
4 13 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (0.83%) Power BI
6 10 (0.75%) Big Data
7 9 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
7 9 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (0.60%) MS Access
8 8 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
8 8 (0.60%) SQL Server 2016
9 6 (0.45%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (0.30%) Blockchain
10 4 (0.30%) Maltego
10 4 (0.30%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (0.23%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.23%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 51 (3.83%) JIRA
2 17 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (0.83%) Visual Studio
4 8 (0.60%) Git (software)
4 8 (0.60%) Subversion
5 7 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 6 (0.45%) PVCS
7 5 (0.38%) MSI
8 4 (0.30%) gulp
8 4 (0.30%) Selenium
8 4 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (0.23%) Axure RP
9 3 (0.23%) Dreamweaver
10 2 (0.15%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.15%) Rational Team Concert
10 2 (0.15%) Toad
11 1 (0.075%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.075%) ER Studio
11 1 (0.075%) Rational Rose
11 1 (0.075%) SpecFlow
General
1 380 (28.57%) Finance
2 109 (8.20%) Banking
3 105 (7.89%) Legal
4 74 (5.56%) Law
5 47 (3.53%) Retail
6 32 (2.41%) Marketing
7 25 (1.88%) Telecoms
8 24 (1.80%) Investment Banking
9 23 (1.73%) Advertising
10 20 (1.50%) French Language
11 18 (1.35%) Financial Institution
12 17 (1.28%) Publishing
13 13 (0.98%) German Language
14 12 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
15 11 (0.83%) Front Office
16 9 (0.68%) Back Office
16 9 (0.68%) Billing
17 8 (0.60%) Multimedia
18 6 (0.45%) Manufacturing
19 5 (0.38%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 432 (32.48%) Analyst
2 154 (11.58%) Desktop Support
3 141 (10.60%) Support Engineer
4 126 (9.47%) Support Analyst
5 123 (9.25%) Service Analyst
6 116 (8.72%) 2nd Line Support
7 109 (8.20%) Service Desk Analyst
8 107 (8.05%) Business Analyst
9 92 (6.92%) IT Support
10 63 (4.74%) Desktop Engineer
11 58 (4.36%) Developer
12 55 (4.14%) Project Manager
13 54 (4.06%) Service Desk Support
14 53 (3.98%) Architect
15 52 (3.91%) IT Analyst
16 50 (3.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
17 47 (3.53%) 1st/2nd Line Support
18 46 (3.46%) 2nd Line Engineer
19 44 (3.31%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
19 44 (3.31%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (2.11%) .NET
2 24 (1.80%) XML
3 19 (1.43%) HTML
3 19 (1.43%) Web Services
4 14 (1.05%) CSS
5 10 (0.75%) HTML5
5 10 (0.75%) REST
6 9 (0.68%) CSS3
7 8 (0.60%) XMPP
8 6 (0.45%) ASP.NET
8 6 (0.45%) jQuery
8 6 (0.45%) JSON
8 6 (0.45%) X-Windows
9 5 (0.38%) Oracle Fusion
9 5 (0.38%) React
10 4 (0.30%) Ajax
10 4 (0.30%) BREW
10 4 (0.30%) FIX Protocol
10 4 (0.30%) Node.js
10 4 (0.30%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 180 (13.53%) Analytical Skills
2 79 (5.94%) Blackberry
3 67 (5.04%) Management Information System
4 57 (4.29%) Self-Motivation
5 44 (3.31%) Data Centre
6 40 (3.01%) Video Conferencing
7 39 (2.93%) iPhone
8 34 (2.56%) Smartphone
9 30 (2.26%) iPad
10 28 (2.11%) Computer Science
10 28 (2.11%) User Experience
11 14 (1.05%) NHS
12 13 (0.98%) Mobile App
13 12 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
13 12 (0.90%) e-Learning
13 12 (0.90%) PMI
14 11 (0.83%) Clustering
15 10 (0.75%) Credit Risk
16 9 (0.68%) Driving Licence
17 8 (0.60%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 569 (42.78%) Windows
2 293 (22.03%) Windows 7
3 256 (19.25%) Windows 10
4 125 (9.40%) Windows Server
5 81 (6.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 77 (5.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 65 (4.89%) Android
8 62 (4.66%) Apple iOS
9 47 (3.53%) Windows 8
10 34 (2.56%) Linux
11 32 (2.41%) Mac OS
11 32 (2.41%) Mac OS X
12 29 (2.18%) Windows XP
13 26 (1.95%) Unix
13 26 (1.95%) Windows Server 2003
14 14 (1.05%) Windows 2000
15 7 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 5 (0.38%) Windows Vista
17 4 (0.30%) Kali Linux
18 3 (0.23%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (18.50%) ITIL
2 172 (12.93%) Problem-Solving
3 167 (12.56%) Project Management
4 120 (9.02%) Migration
5 109 (8.20%) Stakeholder Management
6 100 (7.52%) Agile Software Development
7 99 (7.44%) Business Analysis
8 94 (7.07%) Change Management
9 93 (6.99%) Service Management
10 83 (6.24%) PRINCE2
11 57 (4.29%) Time Management
12 53 (3.98%) Data Analysis
13 51 (3.83%) User Acceptance Testing
14 48 (3.61%) CRM
15 47 (3.53%) Problem Management
15 47 (3.53%) Programme Management
16 40 (3.01%) Business Intelligence
17 39 (2.93%) Service Delivery
18 38 (2.86%) SDLC
19 37 (2.78%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 138 (10.38%) SQL
2 45 (3.38%) PowerShell
3 37 (2.78%) VBA
4 28 (2.11%) C#
4 28 (2.11%) T-SQL
5 21 (1.58%) C
6 19 (1.43%) JavaScript
7 16 (1.20%) Java
8 12 (0.90%) VB.NET
8 12 (0.90%) VBScript
9 10 (0.75%) VB
10 8 (0.60%) PL/SQL
10 8 (0.60%) Python
11 7 (0.53%) Perl
12 6 (0.45%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 6 (0.45%) R
13 3 (0.23%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.23%) C++
13 3 (0.23%) XPath
14 2 (0.15%) PHP
Qualifications
1 112 (8.42%) Degree
2 93 (6.99%) Security Cleared
3 75 (5.64%) SC Cleared
4 50 (3.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 45 (3.38%) ITIL Certification
6 30 (2.26%) PMI Certification
7 28 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
8 27 (2.03%) MCSE
9 25 (1.88%) PMP
10 24 (1.80%) ISEB
11 16 (1.20%) CCNA
11 16 (1.20%) MCP
12 15 (1.13%) MCSA
13 14 (1.05%) CCNP
14 12 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 10 (0.75%) DBS Check
15 10 (0.75%) DV Cleared
15 10 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 9 (0.68%) CBAP
17 8 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (7.22%) SLA
2 75 (5.64%) PMO
3 31 (2.33%) GDPR
3 31 (2.33%) QA
4 18 (1.35%) Data Quality
5 16 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.38%) IFRS
6 5 (0.38%) IFRS 9
6 5 (0.38%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.15%) Def Stans
9 2 (0.15%) HL7
9 2 (0.15%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.075%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.075%) EMIR
10 1 (0.075%) MiFID
10 1 (0.075%) RMADS
System Software
1 388 (29.17%) Active Directory
2 70 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (3.23%) XenApp
4 15 (1.13%) Virtual Desktop
5 14 (1.05%) Hyper-V
5 14 (1.05%) vSphere
6 11 (0.83%) DFS Replication
7 10 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (0.75%) VMware Workstation
7 10 (0.75%) XenDesktop
8 9 (0.68%) BitLocker
9 8 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.38%) XenServer
11 3 (0.23%) Docker
11 3 (0.23%) Firmware
11 3 (0.23%) VMware NSX
12 2 (0.15%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.15%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.075%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 116 (8.72%) SCCM
2 28 (2.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 23 (1.73%) AirWatch
4 14 (1.05%) WSUS
5 12 (0.90%) Microsoft Intune
6 11 (0.83%) Failover Clustering
7 8 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
8 7 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (0.45%) vCenter Server
10 5 (0.38%) Backup Exec
11 4 (0.30%) CASB
11 4 (0.30%) PingFederate
11 4 (0.30%) SCOM
11 4 (0.30%) SnapVault
12 3 (0.23%) AppManager
12 3 (0.23%) Control-M
12 3 (0.23%) Norton AntiVirus
12 3 (0.23%) vRealize
13 2 (0.15%) Cisco Prime
13 2 (0.15%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 808 (60.75%) Microsoft
2 157 (11.80%) Citrix
3 103 (7.74%) VMware
4 87 (6.54%) Apple
5 82 (6.17%) Cisco
6 49 (3.68%) Ivanti
7 43 (3.23%) HP
7 43 (3.23%) Oracle
8 39 (2.93%) ServiceNow
9 33 (2.48%) Adobe
9 33 (2.48%) Bloomberg
10 32 (2.41%) Dell
11 31 (2.33%) iManage
12 27 (2.03%) SAP
13 23 (1.73%) Reuters
14 22 (1.65%) Google
15 21 (1.58%) Avaya
16 20 (1.50%) Remedy
17 19 (1.43%) CheckPoint
18 18 (1.35%) IBM