Period
to 14 June 2021

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 14 June 2021 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
14 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 157 115 93
Rank change year-on-year -42 -22 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 459 417 1,109
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.79% 2.30% 2.77%
As % of the Applications category 28.60% 30.22% 35.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 280 748
10th Percentile £213 £131 £131
25th Percentile £325 £175 £168
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £438 £325 £310
Median % change year-on-year +34.62% +4.84% +12.73%
75th Percentile £538 £450 £463
90th Percentile £624 £538 £575
England median daily rate £365 £300 £310
% change year-on-year +21.67% -3.23% +5.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 32 65
10th Percentile £12.88 £12.42 £12.99
25th Percentile £14.31 £12.67 £14.00
Median hourly rate £16.95 £18.00 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year -5.83% -5.26% -
75th Percentile £20.95 £21.13 £21.00
90th Percentile £22.90 £32.54 £26.90
England median hourly rate £16.74 £16.83 £15.00
% change year-on-year -0.58% +12.22% -

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 1,605 1,380 3,110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 6.27% 7.62% 7.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,003 938 2,083
10th Percentile £232 £163 £160
25th Percentile £350 £263 £263
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £413 £400
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% -
75th Percentile £551 £525 £509
90th Percentile £638 £635 £600
England median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 63 116
10th Percentile £13.89 £12.42 £11.68
25th Percentile £15.88 £14.50 £14.56
Median hourly rate £21.82 £19.00 £19.13
Median % change year-on-year +14.82% -0.65% -4.38%
75th Percentile £37.44 £26.00 £23.79
90th Percentile £50.64 £40.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +8.57% +6.06% -

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 14 June 2021.

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
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 14 June 2021. 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 -25 74 £510 +121.74% 21
West London -10 22 £513 +237.17% 14
East London +6 15 £140 -53.33% 15
South London +19 2 £504 +148.77% 4
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 14 June 2021, 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.

1 282 (61.44%) Microsoft
2 170 (37.04%) Social Skills
3 146 (31.81%) Finance
4 132 (28.76%) Microsoft Excel
5 124 (27.02%) Microsoft 365
6 109 (23.75%) Windows
7 85 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
8 84 (18.30%) Active Directory
9 83 (18.08%) Project Management
10 82 (17.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 82 (17.86%) Problem-Solving
11 76 (16.56%) MS Visio
12 73 (15.90%) Azure
13 72 (15.69%) ITIL
14 71 (15.47%) SharePoint
15 61 (13.29%) Migration
16 60 (13.07%) SQL
17 58 (12.64%) Windows 10
18 57 (12.42%) Microsoft Project
18 57 (12.42%) Project Delivery
19 56 (12.20%) Degree
20 52 (11.33%) JIRA
21 51 (11.11%) Power Platform
22 50 (10.89%) Analytical Skills
22 50 (10.89%) Security Cleared
23 48 (10.46%) Banking
23 48 (10.46%) Stakeholder Management
24 45 (9.80%) Change Management
25 43 (9.37%) QA
26 42 (9.15%) Business Intelligence

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 71 (15.47%) SharePoint
2 34 (7.41%) Confluence
3 13 (2.83%) MS Exchange
4 12 (2.61%) SAS
5 9 (1.96%) ArcGIS
5 9 (1.96%) CMS
6 6 (1.31%) Skype for Business
7 5 (1.09%) Drupal
8 4 (0.87%) Apache
8 4 (0.87%) IIS
8 4 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (0.87%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.65%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.22%) Mule
Applications
1 132 (28.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 82 (17.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 76 (16.56%) MS Visio
4 57 (12.42%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (1.74%) Photoshop
5 8 (1.74%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (1.53%) AutoCAD
7 6 (1.31%) Revit
8 4 (0.87%) InVision
9 3 (0.65%) Camtasia
10 2 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.44%) Autodesk Flame
10 2 (0.44%) CINEMA 4D
10 2 (0.44%) Maya
10 2 (0.44%) NUKE
11 1 (0.22%) Marvel
11 1 (0.22%) Sketch
11 1 (0.22%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.09%) Cerner Millennium
2 4 (0.87%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (0.87%) Workday HCM
3 2 (0.44%) iTrent
3 2 (0.44%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.44%) SAP SCM
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.22%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 1 (0.22%) Maximo
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.22%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.22%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 124 (27.02%) Microsoft 365
2 73 (15.90%) Azure
3 51 (11.11%) Power Platform
4 26 (5.66%) AWS
5 24 (5.23%) Azure Active Directory
6 16 (3.49%) PowerApps
7 15 (3.27%) Adobe Analytics
8 12 (2.61%) OneDrive
9 11 (2.40%) IaaS
10 9 (1.96%) Google Analytics
10 9 (1.96%) Power Automate
11 7 (1.53%) Basecamp
11 7 (1.53%) Dynamics 365
11 7 (1.53%) GCP
12 6 (1.31%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 6 (1.31%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 6 (1.31%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 6 (1.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 5 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
14 4 (0.87%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.36%) Firewall
2 19 (4.14%) DNS
2 19 (4.14%) TCP/IP
3 18 (3.92%) VPN
4 16 (3.49%) DHCP
5 13 (2.83%) SAN
6 12 (2.61%) FTP
7 11 (2.40%) NAS
8 9 (1.96%) SSL
9 8 (1.74%) Internet
10 7 (1.53%) BGP
10 7 (1.53%) MPLS
10 7 (1.53%) NetScaler
10 7 (1.53%) OSPF
10 7 (1.53%) Skype
10 7 (1.53%) WAN
11 6 (1.31%) DWDM
11 6 (1.31%) EIGRP
11 6 (1.31%) HSRP
11 6 (1.31%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (7.84%) Power BI
2 33 (7.19%) SQL Server
3 26 (5.66%) Tableau
4 12 (2.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (1.96%) DB2
5 9 (1.96%) GIS
6 7 (1.53%) Big Data
6 7 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.09%) QlikView
9 4 (0.87%) BigQuery
9 4 (0.87%) Data Mining
9 4 (0.87%) MySQL
9 4 (0.87%) Spotfire
10 3 (0.65%) Blockchain
10 3 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.65%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.65%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 52 (11.33%) JIRA
2 4 (0.87%) Axure RP
3 3 (0.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.44%) PowerBuilder
4 2 (0.44%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.22%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.22%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.22%) IBM UrbanCode
5 1 (0.22%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.22%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.22%) JMeter
5 1 (0.22%) MSI
5 1 (0.22%) Selenium
5 1 (0.22%) VersionOne
General
1 170 (37.04%) Social Skills
2 146 (31.81%) Finance
3 50 (10.89%) Analytical Skills
4 48 (10.46%) Banking
5 40 (8.71%) Public Sector
6 39 (8.50%) Presentation Skills
7 20 (4.36%) Legal
8 18 (3.92%) Marketing
9 17 (3.70%) Documentation Skills
10 14 (3.05%) Investment Banking
11 13 (2.83%) Law
11 13 (2.83%) Organisational Skills
12 12 (2.61%) Influencing Skills
13 11 (2.40%) Telecoms
14 9 (1.96%) Retail
15 7 (1.53%) Advertising
15 7 (1.53%) Electronics
15 7 (1.53%) Local Government
15 7 (1.53%) Manufacturing
16 6 (1.31%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 128 (27.89%) Analyst
2 45 (9.80%) Project Manager
3 35 (7.63%) Business Analyst
4 33 (7.19%) Consultant
5 30 (6.54%) Data Analyst
6 19 (4.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 18 (3.92%) Architect
8 17 (3.70%) Desktop Support
9 14 (3.05%) IT Analyst
9 14 (3.05%) Service Analyst
10 13 (2.83%) Developer
10 13 (2.83%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
10 13 (2.83%) Support Analyst
10 13 (2.83%) Support Engineer
11 10 (2.18%) IT Support
11 10 (2.18%) Trainer
12 9 (1.96%) 2nd Line Support
12 9 (1.96%) Data Manager
13 8 (1.74%) Senior Analyst
13 8 (1.74%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.40%) Middleware
1 11 (2.40%) XML
2 7 (1.53%) .NET
3 6 (1.31%) Express
3 6 (1.31%) JSON
4 5 (1.09%) REST
4 5 (1.09%) Web Services
5 4 (0.87%) HTML
6 3 (0.65%) COM
6 3 (0.65%) EDI
6 3 (0.65%) Gherkin
7 2 (0.44%) Flash
7 2 (0.44%) HTML5
7 2 (0.44%) React
7 2 (0.44%) SailPoint
7 2 (0.44%) SOAP
8 1 (0.22%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.22%) CSS
8 1 (0.22%) JMS
8 1 (0.22%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 36 (7.84%) Management Information System
2 23 (5.01%) NHS
3 19 (4.14%) User Experience
4 15 (3.27%) Data Centre
5 14 (3.05%) Video Conferencing
6 12 (2.61%) Blackberry
7 11 (2.40%) Driving Licence
8 10 (2.18%) Virtual Team
9 9 (1.96%) AS400
9 9 (1.96%) iSeries
9 9 (1.96%) LPAR
9 9 (1.96%) Replication
10 7 (1.53%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (1.31%) e-Learning
11 6 (1.31%) Smartphone
11 6 (1.31%) Video\Live Streaming
12 5 (1.09%) CMDB
12 5 (1.09%) Social Media
13 4 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.87%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 109 (23.75%) Windows
2 58 (12.64%) Windows 10
3 31 (6.75%) Windows 7
4 27 (5.88%) Apple iOS
4 27 (5.88%) Windows Server
5 22 (4.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (4.58%) Windows Server 2019
7 17 (3.70%) Windows Server 2016
8 14 (3.05%) Android
9 11 (2.40%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (1.74%) Linux
11 5 (1.09%) Mac OS
11 5 (1.09%) Unix
11 5 (1.09%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.87%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.22%) AIX
13 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.22%) Solaris
13 1 (0.22%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (18.08%) Project Management
3 82 (17.86%) Problem-Solving
4 72 (15.69%) ITIL
5 61 (13.29%) Migration
6 57 (12.42%) Project Delivery
7 48 (10.46%) Stakeholder Management
8 45 (9.80%) Change Management
9 42 (9.15%) Business Intelligence
10 41 (8.93%) Business Case
10 41 (8.93%) PRINCE2
11 35 (7.63%) Service Delivery
12 31 (6.75%) Analytics
12 31 (6.75%) Data Analysis
13 29 (6.32%) Waterfall
14 27 (5.88%) Business Analysis
15 26 (5.66%) DevOps
16 24 (5.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 24 (5.23%) User Acceptance Testing
17 22 (4.79%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 60 (13.07%) SQL
2 38 (8.28%) PowerShell
3 24 (5.23%) Python
4 13 (2.83%) T-SQL
5 12 (2.61%) VB
6 10 (2.18%) C
6 10 (2.18%) JavaScript
7 8 (1.74%) C#
8 7 (1.53%) VBA
9 6 (1.31%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.09%) C++
11 4 (0.87%) Java
11 4 (0.87%) R
12 1 (0.22%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.22%) Perl
12 1 (0.22%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.22%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.22%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 56 (12.20%) Degree
2 50 (10.89%) Security Cleared
3 36 (7.84%) SC Cleared
4 20 (4.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (3.49%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (3.49%) DV Cleared
6 15 (3.27%) PMP
7 9 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (1.74%) MCSE
9 6 (1.31%) BICSI Certification
9 6 (1.31%) BICSI RCDD
9 6 (1.31%) CCNP
9 6 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (1.31%) PMI Certification
10 5 (1.09%) CISSP
10 5 (1.09%) Master's Degree
10 5 (1.09%) MCSA
10 5 (1.09%) Numerate Degree
11 4 (0.87%) A+ Certification
11 4 (0.87%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (9.37%) QA
2 31 (6.75%) PMO
3 25 (5.45%) SLA
4 15 (3.27%) Data Quality
5 9 (1.96%) GDPR
6 8 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (1.09%) MiFID
8 4 (0.87%) Basel III
8 4 (0.87%) COBIT
8 4 (0.87%) Dodd-Frank
8 4 (0.87%) EMIR
9 2 (0.44%) HL7
9 2 (0.44%) ITGC
9 2 (0.44%) NIST
10 1 (0.22%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 1 (0.22%) Good Clinical Practice
10 1 (0.22%) GRC
10 1 (0.22%) GxP
10 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.22%) Solvency II
System Software
1 84 (18.30%) Active Directory
2 24 (5.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.61%) Hyper-V
4 9 (1.96%) PowerHA
5 7 (1.53%) VMware NSX
6 3 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.65%) vSphere
6 3 (0.65%) XenApp
6 3 (0.65%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.44%) Docker
7 2 (0.44%) NFS
7 2 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.22%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 34 (7.41%) SCCM
2 13 (2.83%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (1.74%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (1.53%) Ansible
5 6 (1.31%) HP NNM
6 5 (1.09%) SCOM
7 4 (0.87%) Control-M
8 3 (0.65%) Jamf Pro
9 2 (0.44%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 2 (0.44%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.44%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.44%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.44%) SafeCom
9 2 (0.44%) Terraform
10 1 (0.22%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.22%) CASB
10 1 (0.22%) HP ALM
10 1 (0.22%) MaaS360
10 1 (0.22%) Nagios
10 1 (0.22%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 282 (61.44%) Microsoft
2 33 (7.19%) Oracle
3 28 (6.10%) Adobe
3 28 (6.10%) Cisco
4 26 (5.66%) VMware
5 25 (5.45%) Citrix
6 24 (5.23%) Google
7 19 (4.14%) ServiceNow
8 16 (3.49%) SAP
9 15 (3.27%) HP
10 14 (3.05%) IBM
10 14 (3.05%) Salesforce.com
11 13 (2.83%) Apple
12 9 (1.96%) Dell
12 9 (1.96%) ESRI
12 9 (1.96%) F5
12 9 (1.96%) Teradata
13 8 (1.74%) Lumension
13 8 (1.74%) Sophos
14 7 (1.53%) Okta