Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 137 142 96
Rank change year-on-year +5 -46 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 710 251 1,059
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.10% 1.87% 2.74%
As % of the Applications category 30.45% 27.11% 35.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 469 161 724
10th Percentile £163 £128 £128
25th Percentile £255 £166 £163
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £330 £285
Median % change year-on-year +28.79% +15.79% -5.00%
75th Percentile £538 £490 £444
90th Percentile £600 £574 £559
England median daily rate £350 £313 £296
% change year-on-year +12.00% +5.49% -1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 14 74
10th Percentile £13.78 £12.56 £12.76
25th Percentile £16.08 £12.76 £14.00
Median hourly rate £23.00 £18.70 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year +23.03% -1.61% -
75th Percentile £25.50 £22.25 £21.00
90th Percentile £43.35 £34.86 £22.73
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year -5.02% +5.28% +3.36%

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 2,332 926 2,970
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 6.90% 6.91% 7.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,524 603 2,022
10th Percentile £225 £156 £163
25th Percentile £350 £289 £263
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £425 £400
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% -
75th Percentile £578 £538 £500
90th Percentile £675 £650 £600
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 35 136
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.58 £11.36
25th Percentile £16.25 £14.38 £14.00
Median hourly rate £25.00 £19.39 £19.16
Median % change year-on-year +28.93% +1.19% -4.19%
75th Percentile £34.28 £28.52 £22.95
90th Percentile £53.00 £40.66 £30.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -5.41% +8.82% +3.03%

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 25 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microsoft Office in London over the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

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 25 September 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 -19 99 £500 +86.92% 62
West London -6 36 £363 +158.93% 28
South London +9 15 £173 -24.18% 5
East London -4 15 £175 -34.94% 22
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 451 (63.52%) Microsoft
2 291 (40.99%) Social Skills
3 230 (32.39%) Microsoft Excel
4 222 (31.27%) Windows
5 212 (29.86%) Finance
6 200 (28.17%) Microsoft 365
7 153 (21.55%) Active Directory
8 133 (18.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 123 (17.32%) Agile Software Development
10 120 (16.90%) Project Management
11 114 (16.06%) Windows 10
12 111 (15.63%) Problem-Solving
13 108 (15.21%) SharePoint
14 102 (14.37%) SQL
15 100 (14.08%) MS Visio
16 96 (13.52%) ITIL
17 93 (13.10%) Analytical Skills
17 93 (13.10%) Azure
18 89 (12.54%) Stakeholder Management
19 78 (10.99%) Degree
20 71 (10.00%) Change Management
21 65 (9.15%) SCCM
21 65 (9.15%) Power Platform
22 62 (8.73%) Business Intelligence
23 60 (8.45%) Migration
23 60 (8.45%) JIRA
24 57 (8.03%) PowerShell
25 56 (7.89%) Windows 7
25 56 (7.89%) Microsoft Project
26 54 (7.61%) VMware

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
1 108 (15.21%) SharePoint
2 38 (5.35%) Confluence
3 30 (4.23%) MS Exchange
4 19 (2.68%) SAS
5 10 (1.41%) Apache
5 10 (1.41%) CMS
6 8 (1.13%) Drupal
6 8 (1.13%) IIS
7 7 (0.99%) Skype for Business
8 6 (0.85%) ArcGIS
8 6 (0.85%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.56%) Appian
9 4 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.28%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.28%) nginx
11 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.14%) IBM HTTP Server
11 1 (0.14%) Oracle UPK
11 1 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 230 (32.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 133 (18.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 100 (14.08%) MS Visio
4 56 (7.89%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.99%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 7 (0.99%) InVision
5 7 (0.99%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.70%) Camtasia
6 5 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.56%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.56%) Revit
8 3 (0.42%) Open Workbench
8 3 (0.42%) Sketch
9 2 (0.28%) Figma
9 2 (0.28%) Marvel
10 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.14%) Blender
10 1 (0.14%) InDesign
10 1 (0.14%) UserZoom
10 1 (0.14%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 4 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.42%) SAP MM
2 3 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.42%) SAP PP
2 3 (0.42%) thinkFolio
3 2 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.28%) iTrent
3 2 (0.28%) Northgate Housing
3 2 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.28%) SimCorp Dimension
3 2 (0.28%) Workday HCM
4 1 (0.14%) IBM Planning Analytics
4 1 (0.14%) Maximo
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 200 (28.17%) Microsoft 365
2 93 (13.10%) Azure
3 65 (9.15%) Power Platform
4 36 (5.07%) Azure Active Directory
5 33 (4.65%) OneDrive
6 23 (3.24%) Adobe Analytics
7 21 (2.96%) AWS
8 20 (2.82%) IaaS
9 17 (2.39%) PowerApps
10 12 (1.69%) Google Analytics
11 9 (1.27%) SaaS
12 8 (1.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 8 (1.13%) GitHub
13 7 (0.99%) Dynamics 365
13 7 (0.99%) Google Workspace
13 7 (0.99%) PaaS
13 7 (0.99%) Power Automate
14 6 (0.85%) Basecamp
14 6 (0.85%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 6 (0.85%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 45 (6.34%) DNS
2 36 (5.07%) DHCP
3 33 (4.65%) VPN
4 32 (4.51%) TCP/IP
5 29 (4.08%) Firewall
6 25 (3.52%) LAN
7 19 (2.68%) SAN
7 19 (2.68%) WAN
8 17 (2.39%) WebEx
9 16 (2.25%) Skype
10 15 (2.11%) Internet
11 13 (1.83%) NAS
11 13 (1.83%) Unified Communications
12 11 (1.55%) VoIP
13 10 (1.41%) Wireless
14 9 (1.27%) SSL
15 8 (1.13%) Kerberos
15 8 (1.13%) NetScaler
16 7 (0.99%) HTTP
17 6 (0.85%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (7.61%) Power BI
2 52 (7.32%) SQL Server
3 42 (5.92%) Tableau
4 14 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (1.41%) Spotfire
7 9 (1.27%) GIS
7 9 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (0.85%) Metadata
8 6 (0.85%) MySQL
8 6 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (0.85%) Relational Database
9 5 (0.70%) Big Data
10 4 (0.56%) Sybase ASE
11 3 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.42%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.42%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.42%) SQL Server 2016
11 3 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 60 (8.45%) JIRA
2 7 (0.99%) Axure RP
2 7 (0.99%) Git (software)
2 7 (0.99%) Jenkins
3 6 (0.85%) Subversion
3 6 (0.85%) TeamCity
3 6 (0.85%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.56%) Bitbucket
4 4 (0.56%) Selenium
4 4 (0.56%) Serena SBM
5 3 (0.42%) AdminStudio
5 3 (0.42%) Cucumber
5 3 (0.42%) MSI
5 3 (0.42%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 2 (0.28%) Artifactory
6 2 (0.28%) InstallShield
6 2 (0.28%) PowerBuilder
6 2 (0.28%) Sourcetree
6 2 (0.28%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.28%) Zephyr
General
1 291 (40.99%) Social Skills
2 212 (29.86%) Finance
3 93 (13.10%) Analytical Skills
4 52 (7.32%) Banking
4 52 (7.32%) Presentation Skills
5 37 (5.21%) Public Sector
6 32 (4.51%) Organisational Skills
7 28 (3.94%) Legal
8 25 (3.52%) Documentation Skills
8 25 (3.52%) Marketing
9 20 (2.82%) Influencing Skills
9 20 (2.82%) Retail
10 16 (2.25%) Telecoms
11 15 (2.11%) Law
12 12 (1.69%) Investment Banking
13 8 (1.13%) Financial Institution
13 8 (1.13%) French Language
13 8 (1.13%) Multimedia
14 7 (0.99%) Back Office
14 7 (0.99%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 202 (28.45%) Analyst
2 62 (8.73%) Support Engineer
3 58 (8.17%) Project Manager
4 49 (6.90%) Business Analyst
5 39 (5.49%) Developer
6 35 (4.93%) Data Analyst
6 35 (4.93%) IT Support
7 29 (4.08%) Service Analyst
8 27 (3.80%) Desktop Support
9 26 (3.66%) Architect
9 26 (3.66%) Consultant
10 25 (3.52%) Support Analyst
11 24 (3.38%) 2nd Line Support
12 22 (3.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 21 (2.96%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
14 20 (2.82%) Service Desk Analyst
15 18 (2.54%) IT Engineer
16 16 (2.25%) Desktop Engineer
17 15 (2.11%) Coordinator
17 15 (2.11%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (2.68%) .NET
2 15 (2.11%) HTML
3 13 (1.83%) LDAP
3 13 (1.83%) XML
4 8 (1.13%) AngularJS
4 8 (1.13%) COM
5 7 (0.99%) .NET Framework
5 7 (0.99%) JSON
5 7 (0.99%) React
5 7 (0.99%) REST
6 6 (0.85%) Web Services
7 5 (0.70%) ASP.NET
7 5 (0.70%) EDI
7 5 (0.70%) HTML5
8 4 (0.56%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (0.56%) LAMP
8 4 (0.56%) Node.js
8 4 (0.56%) WinForms
9 3 (0.42%) CSS
9 3 (0.42%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 44 (6.20%) Management Information System
2 35 (4.93%) User Experience
3 28 (3.94%) Data Centre
4 27 (3.80%) Video Conferencing
5 25 (3.52%) Self-Motivation
6 24 (3.38%) Virtual Team
7 22 (3.10%) NHS
8 19 (2.68%) Blackberry
9 16 (2.25%) Mobile App
10 14 (1.97%) iPhone
11 13 (1.83%) Driving Licence
12 12 (1.69%) iPad
13 11 (1.55%) e-Learning
14 10 (1.41%) CMDB
14 10 (1.41%) Replication
15 9 (1.27%) Clustering
16 8 (1.13%) Digital Media
16 8 (1.13%) Reinsurance
16 8 (1.13%) Robotics
17 7 (0.99%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 222 (31.27%) Windows
2 114 (16.06%) Windows 10
3 56 (7.89%) Windows 7
4 44 (6.20%) Windows Server
5 36 (5.07%) Linux
6 34 (4.79%) Android
6 34 (4.79%) Apple iOS
7 31 (4.37%) Windows Server 2019
8 26 (3.66%) Mac OS
9 23 (3.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 18 (2.54%) Windows Server 2016
11 16 (2.25%) Unix
12 15 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (0.85%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.85%) Windows Phone
15 5 (0.70%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.56%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.56%) Solaris
17 3 (0.42%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (17.32%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (16.90%) Project Management
3 111 (15.63%) Problem-Solving
4 96 (13.52%) ITIL
5 89 (12.54%) Stakeholder Management
6 71 (10.00%) Change Management
7 62 (8.73%) Business Intelligence
8 60 (8.45%) Migration
9 54 (7.61%) Analytics
9 54 (7.61%) Project Delivery
10 45 (6.34%) PRINCE2
11 38 (5.35%) Business Analysis
11 38 (5.35%) Risk Management
12 37 (5.21%) Data Analysis
13 36 (5.07%) Business Case
13 36 (5.07%) User Acceptance Testing
14 31 (4.37%) Asset Management
14 31 (4.37%) Waterfall
15 30 (4.23%) Decision-Making
15 30 (4.23%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 102 (14.37%) SQL
2 57 (8.03%) PowerShell
3 45 (6.34%) Python
4 23 (3.24%) C#
4 23 (3.24%) JavaScript
5 17 (2.39%) VBA
6 15 (2.11%) Java
6 15 (2.11%) T-SQL
6 15 (2.11%) VB
7 13 (1.83%) C
8 7 (0.99%) Bash Shell
8 7 (0.99%) PL/SQL
9 5 (0.70%) Perl
10 4 (0.56%) TypeScript
11 3 (0.42%) R
11 3 (0.42%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.28%) Ruby
12 2 (0.28%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.28%) VBScript
13 1 (0.14%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 78 (10.99%) Degree
2 50 (7.04%) Security Cleared
3 42 (5.92%) SC Cleared
4 25 (3.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (2.68%) PMP
6 17 (2.39%) PMI Certification
7 16 (2.25%) DV Cleared
8 15 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
9 13 (1.83%) MCSE
10 11 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (1.55%) MCSA
11 9 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (1.13%) CISSP
12 8 (1.13%) MCP
13 7 (0.99%) A+ Certification
13 7 (0.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 5 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
14 5 (0.70%) CCNA
14 5 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 4 (0.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (6.76%) PMO
2 38 (5.35%) QA
3 31 (4.37%) SLA
4 16 (2.25%) Data Quality
5 14 (1.97%) GDPR
6 7 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.85%) Accessibility
8 4 (0.56%) COBIT
9 3 (0.42%) MiFID
10 2 (0.28%) Basel III
10 2 (0.28%) ITGC
10 2 (0.28%) NIST
11 1 (0.14%) AIFMD
11 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.14%) EMIR
11 1 (0.14%) GRC
11 1 (0.14%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.14%) UCITS
System Software
1 153 (21.55%) Active Directory
2 48 (6.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (1.97%) Virtual Desktop
4 13 (1.83%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.13%) NFS
5 8 (1.13%) vSphere
6 7 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.99%) VMware Workstation
7 6 (0.85%) Docker
7 6 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.85%) VMware NSX
7 6 (0.85%) XenDesktop
8 5 (0.70%) XenApp
9 4 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.28%) Veritas File System
10 2 (0.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.14%) OpenDJ
11 1 (0.14%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 65 (9.15%) SCCM
2 36 (5.07%) Microsoft Intune
3 13 (1.83%) Ansible
4 8 (1.13%) Control-M
5 6 (0.85%) EMC NetWorker
5 6 (0.85%) FortiGate
5 6 (0.85%) Terraform
6 5 (0.70%) Kubernetes
6 5 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.70%) Puppet
6 5 (0.70%) QRadar
6 5 (0.70%) SCOM
6 5 (0.70%) Tivoli
7 4 (0.56%) Jamf Pro
7 4 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (0.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (0.42%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 3 (0.42%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.28%) CASB
9 2 (0.28%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
Vendors
1 451 (63.52%) Microsoft
2 54 (7.61%) VMware
3 49 (6.90%) ServiceNow
4 44 (6.20%) Oracle
5 43 (6.06%) Adobe
6 38 (5.35%) Cisco
7 36 (5.07%) Citrix
8 34 (4.79%) Salesforce.com
9 31 (4.37%) Apple
10 24 (3.38%) Google
11 22 (3.10%) Dell
12 19 (2.68%) Teradata
13 13 (1.83%) HP
14 12 (1.69%) Bloomberg
15 11 (1.55%) EMC
15 11 (1.55%) SAP
16 9 (1.27%) IBM
16 9 (1.27%) Red Hat
17 8 (1.13%) Palo Alto
17 8 (1.13%) Splunk