Period
to 19 January 2022

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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 143 151 91
Rank change year-on-year +8 -60 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 744 328 828
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.98% 1.88% 2.77%
As % of the Applications category 29.88% 30.54% 35.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 218 582
10th Percentile £143 £155 £128
25th Percentile £203 £228 £160
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £386 £275
Median % change year-on-year -2.91% +40.45% -8.33%
75th Percentile £538 £500 £438
90th Percentile £600 £575 £525
England median daily rate £290 £315 £275
% change year-on-year -7.94% +14.55% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 14 68
10th Percentile £15.46 £12.50 £12.43
25th Percentile £20.00 £12.72 £12.68
Median hourly rate £25.00 £17.75 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year +40.85% -5.08% -
75th Percentile £32.50 £22.75 £20.44
90th Percentile £46.38 £32.50 £22.53
England median hourly rate £16.83 £15.59 £16.95
% change year-on-year +7.92% -8.02% +13.00%

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 2,490 1,074 2,302
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 6.63% 6.15% 7.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,672 718 1,601
10th Percentile £200 £180 £155
25th Percentile £340 £288 £250
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £403 £400
Median % change year-on-year +21.12% +0.63% -
75th Percentile £588 £509 £494
90th Percentile £688 £588 £588
England median daily rate £416 £373 £360
% change year-on-year +11.74% +3.47% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 43 112
10th Percentile £15.98 £12.76 £12.44
25th Percentile £23.13 £17.03 £15.56
Median hourly rate £33.75 £25.00 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year +35.00% +33.69% -0.80%
75th Percentile £49.25 £27.38 £22.25
90th Percentile £51.16 £49.08 £33.03
England median hourly rate £19.22 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -8.50% +20.00% +9.38%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 19 January 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 -19 110 £275 -32.93% 57
West London -4 43 £363 -19.44% 32
South London +8 20 £139 -53.75% 11
North London +6 8 £160 +14.29% 3
East London -9 7 £216 +30.61% 22
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 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.

1 464 (62.37%) Microsoft
2 306 (41.13%) Social Skills
3 262 (35.22%) Windows
4 245 (32.93%) Microsoft Excel
5 222 (29.84%) Finance
6 204 (27.42%) Microsoft 365
7 164 (22.04%) Active Directory
8 147 (19.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 135 (18.15%) Windows 10
10 127 (17.07%) Project Management
11 121 (16.26%) Agile Software Development
12 111 (14.92%) Analytical Skills
13 109 (14.65%) Problem-Solving
14 108 (14.52%) ITIL
15 100 (13.44%) MS Visio
16 99 (13.31%) SharePoint
17 86 (11.56%) Change Management
18 84 (11.29%) SQL
19 80 (10.75%) Stakeholder Management
20 74 (9.95%) Azure
21 70 (9.41%) Degree
22 69 (9.27%) SCCM
23 68 (9.14%) Windows 7
23 68 (9.14%) Business Intelligence
24 59 (7.93%) Microsoft Project
25 58 (7.80%) PMO
26 54 (7.26%) Project Delivery
26 54 (7.26%) Migration
27 53 (7.12%) SQL Server
27 53 (7.12%) Presentation Skills

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 99 (13.31%) SharePoint
2 35 (4.70%) Confluence
3 27 (3.63%) MS Exchange
4 13 (1.75%) SAS
5 10 (1.34%) IIS
6 8 (1.08%) Skype for Business
7 7 (0.94%) Apache
7 7 (0.94%) CMS
8 5 (0.67%) ArcGIS
8 5 (0.67%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.40%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.40%) MS Project Server
10 2 (0.27%) Apache Airflow
10 2 (0.27%) Appian
10 2 (0.27%) JBoss
10 2 (0.27%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.13%) MTS
Applications
1 245 (32.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 147 (19.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 100 (13.44%) MS Visio
4 59 (7.93%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (1.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 9 (1.21%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.67%) InVision
7 5 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.54%) Acrobat
8 4 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.54%) InDesign
8 4 (0.54%) Open Workbench
9 2 (0.27%) Blender
9 2 (0.27%) Camtasia
9 2 (0.27%) UserZoom
10 1 (0.13%) Autodesk Inventor
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle Smart View
10 1 (0.13%) Revit
10 1 (0.13%) Sketch
10 1 (0.13%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 12 (1.61%) Oracle ERP
2 11 (1.48%) Oracle General Ledger
2 11 (1.48%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 5 (0.67%) Cerner Millennium
4 4 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.40%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.27%) Eikon
6 2 (0.27%) Elite 3E
6 2 (0.27%) IBM Planning Analytics
6 2 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (0.27%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.27%) SAP PP
6 2 (0.27%) SimCorp Dimension
7 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.13%) HFM
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.13%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 204 (27.42%) Microsoft 365
2 74 (9.95%) Azure
3 50 (6.72%) Power Platform
4 25 (3.36%) OneDrive
5 20 (2.69%) Azure Active Directory
5 20 (2.69%) Google Workspace
6 13 (1.75%) Adobe Analytics
7 12 (1.61%) PowerApps
7 12 (1.61%) SaaS
8 9 (1.21%) IaaS
9 8 (1.08%) AWS
10 7 (0.94%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 7 (0.94%) PaaS
10 7 (0.94%) Power Automate
11 6 (0.81%) Google Analytics
11 6 (0.81%) Mimecast
12 4 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
12 4 (0.54%) GCP
12 4 (0.54%) GitHub
12 4 (0.54%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 37 (4.97%) LAN
2 30 (4.03%) DNS
3 28 (3.76%) DHCP
4 25 (3.36%) VPN
5 24 (3.23%) VoIP
6 23 (3.09%) WAN
7 20 (2.69%) Skype
7 20 (2.69%) TCP/IP
8 19 (2.55%) Internet
9 17 (2.28%) Wireless
10 15 (2.02%) SAN
11 14 (1.88%) Firewall
11 14 (1.88%) WebEx
12 10 (1.34%) NAS
13 9 (1.21%) Intranet
13 9 (1.21%) Unified Communications
14 8 (1.08%) Cisco IOS
14 8 (1.08%) Remote Desktop
15 7 (0.94%) Junos
15 7 (0.94%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (7.12%) SQL Server
2 38 (5.11%) Power BI
3 32 (4.30%) Tableau
4 17 (2.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (1.48%) GIS
6 11 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (0.94%) Metadata
9 6 (0.81%) Spotfire
10 5 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (0.67%) Relational Database
10 5 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.54%) MySQL
11 4 (0.54%) QlikView
11 4 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.40%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 50 (6.72%) JIRA
2 11 (1.48%) Visual Studio
3 8 (1.08%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.81%) InstallShield
4 6 (0.81%) Jenkins
5 5 (0.67%) Axure RP
6 4 (0.54%) Bitbucket
6 4 (0.54%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 3 (0.40%) AdminStudio
7 3 (0.40%) GitLab
7 3 (0.40%) MSI
7 3 (0.40%) Selenium
8 2 (0.27%) Appium
8 2 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.27%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.27%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.27%) Subversion
8 2 (0.27%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.27%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (0.27%) Zephyr
General
1 306 (41.13%) Social Skills
2 222 (29.84%) Finance
3 111 (14.92%) Analytical Skills
4 53 (7.12%) Presentation Skills
5 45 (6.05%) Banking
6 43 (5.78%) Marketing
7 41 (5.51%) Organisational Skills
8 36 (4.84%) Public Sector
9 32 (4.30%) Telecoms
10 31 (4.17%) Legal
11 17 (2.28%) Influencing Skills
12 14 (1.88%) Financial Institution
13 13 (1.75%) Front Office
13 13 (1.75%) Law
14 12 (1.61%) Documentation Skills
14 12 (1.61%) Investment Banking
14 12 (1.61%) Retail
15 8 (1.08%) French Language
15 8 (1.08%) Multimedia
16 7 (0.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 214 (28.76%) Analyst
2 105 (14.11%) Support Engineer
3 62 (8.33%) IT Support
4 61 (8.20%) Project Manager
5 52 (6.99%) Business Analyst
6 44 (5.91%) Desktop Support
7 40 (5.38%) Support Analyst
8 38 (5.11%) 2nd Line Support
9 37 (4.97%) Developer
10 35 (4.70%) IT Engineer
11 32 (4.30%) Data Analyst
12 30 (4.03%) Desktop Engineer
12 30 (4.03%) IT Support Engineer
13 29 (3.90%) Service Analyst
14 28 (3.76%) IT Analyst
15 27 (3.63%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 25 (3.36%) Coordinator
17 24 (3.23%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 24 (3.23%) Service Desk Analyst
18 22 (2.96%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (3.09%) .NET
2 14 (1.88%) HTML
3 13 (1.75%) React
4 12 (1.61%) Oracle Fusion
4 12 (1.61%) XML
5 11 (1.48%) JSON
5 11 (1.48%) Web Services
6 9 (1.21%) AngularJS
6 9 (1.21%) COM
6 9 (1.21%) REST
7 7 (0.94%) ASP.NET
8 6 (0.81%) .NET Core
8 6 (0.81%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (0.81%) LDAP
8 6 (0.81%) WinForms
9 5 (0.67%) CSS
10 4 (0.54%) Angular 2
10 4 (0.54%) Node.js
11 2 (0.27%) Electron Framework
11 2 (0.27%) Jest
Miscellaneous
1 47 (6.32%) Management Information System
2 31 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
3 30 (4.03%) User Experience
4 29 (3.90%) Data Centre
5 24 (3.23%) iPad
5 24 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
6 23 (3.09%) Blackberry
6 23 (3.09%) iPhone
6 23 (3.09%) NHS
7 19 (2.55%) Virtual Team
8 13 (1.75%) Social Media
9 12 (1.61%) Digital Media
9 12 (1.61%) PMI
10 10 (1.34%) Hybrid Cloud
11 9 (1.21%) Mobile App
12 8 (1.08%) Derivative
12 8 (1.08%) Smartphone
13 7 (0.94%) BYOD
13 7 (0.94%) Legacy Applications
14 6 (0.81%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 262 (35.22%) Windows
2 135 (18.15%) Windows 10
3 68 (9.14%) Windows 7
4 44 (5.91%) Windows Server
5 40 (5.38%) Android
6 36 (4.84%) Mac OS
7 27 (3.63%) Apple iOS
8 25 (3.36%) Linux
8 25 (3.36%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (2.42%) Mac OS X
10 16 (2.15%) Windows Server 2016
10 16 (2.15%) Windows Server 2019
11 15 (2.02%) Unix
12 12 (1.61%) Windows Phone
12 12 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.54%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.40%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (17.07%) Project Management
2 121 (16.26%) Agile Software Development
3 109 (14.65%) Problem-Solving
4 108 (14.52%) ITIL
5 86 (11.56%) Change Management
6 80 (10.75%) Stakeholder Management
7 68 (9.14%) Business Intelligence
8 54 (7.26%) Migration
8 54 (7.26%) Project Delivery
9 46 (6.18%) Business Analysis
10 44 (5.91%) PRINCE2
11 43 (5.78%) Analytics
12 42 (5.65%) Risk Management
13 38 (5.11%) Programme Management
14 37 (4.97%) Change Control
15 36 (4.84%) Service Management
16 35 (4.70%) Asset Management
16 35 (4.70%) Data Analysis
17 31 (4.17%) Data Modelling
17 31 (4.17%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 84 (11.29%) SQL
2 47 (6.32%) PowerShell
3 29 (3.90%) Python
4 23 (3.09%) C#
5 20 (2.69%) JavaScript
6 16 (2.15%) C
7 15 (2.02%) VBA
8 14 (1.88%) Java
9 13 (1.75%) T-SQL
10 10 (1.34%) Google Apps Script
11 9 (1.21%) VB
11 9 (1.21%) VB.NET
12 6 (0.81%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.54%) Bash
14 3 (0.40%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.27%) Lua
15 2 (0.27%) Perl
16 1 (0.13%) PHP
16 1 (0.13%) Shell Script
16 1 (0.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 70 (9.41%) Degree
2 26 (3.49%) Security Cleared
3 23 (3.09%) PMI Certification
4 16 (2.15%) PMP
4 16 (2.15%) SC Cleared
5 15 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (0.94%) CCNA
9 7 (0.94%) DV Cleared
9 7 (0.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 7 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 6 (0.81%) MCITP
10 6 (0.81%) MCSA
11 4 (0.54%) ACCA
11 4 (0.54%) CEH
11 4 (0.54%) CISSP
11 4 (0.54%) ISEB
11 4 (0.54%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (7.80%) PMO
2 38 (5.11%) SLA
3 29 (3.90%) QA
4 15 (2.02%) Data Quality
5 10 (1.34%) Accessibility
5 10 (1.34%) GDPR
6 7 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.81%) NIST
8 4 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 4 (0.54%) GRC
8 4 (0.54%) IFRS
8 4 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.27%) ITGC
10 1 (0.13%) Basel III
10 1 (0.13%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.13%) IFRS 9
10 1 (0.13%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.13%) MiFID
10 1 (0.13%) NCSC
System Software
1 164 (22.04%) Active Directory
2 45 (6.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (2.82%) Virtual Desktop
4 12 (1.61%) vSphere
5 10 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (1.34%) VMware Workstation
6 8 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (0.81%) VMware NSX
8 4 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.40%) Docker
9 3 (0.40%) NFS
10 1 (0.13%) Firmware
10 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.13%) OCFS2
10 1 (0.13%) OpenDJ
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.13%) XenApp
10 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 69 (9.27%) SCCM
2 39 (5.24%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (1.08%) Ansible
4 6 (0.81%) Jamf Pro
5 5 (0.67%) AirWatch
6 4 (0.54%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.40%) FortiGate
7 3 (0.40%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.40%) QRadar
7 3 (0.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (0.40%) Terraform
8 2 (0.27%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.27%) PaperCut
8 2 (0.27%) Puppet
8 2 (0.27%) SCOM
8 2 (0.27%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.27%) WMI
Vendors
1 464 (62.37%) Microsoft
2 47 (6.32%) Oracle
2 47 (6.32%) VMware
3 45 (6.05%) Apple
4 44 (5.91%) ServiceNow
5 43 (5.78%) Adobe
6 32 (4.30%) Cisco
7 30 (4.03%) Google
8 29 (3.90%) Citrix
9 18 (2.42%) Salesforce.com
10 16 (2.15%) Dell
11 13 (1.75%) Bloomberg
11 13 (1.75%) Teradata
12 11 (1.48%) SAP
13 10 (1.34%) HP
13 10 (1.34%) Polycom
14 8 (1.08%) CA Agile Central
14 8 (1.08%) Reuters
14 8 (1.08%) Symantec
15 7 (0.94%) Juniper