Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 83 79
Rank change year-on-year -10 -4 -27
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 1,309 1,469 1,506
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.85% 3.14% 3.32%
As % of the Applications category 36.68% 37.23% 36.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 884 1,005 969
London median daily rate £300 £300 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £120 £133 £130
90th Percentile £575 £525 £538
England median daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 74 109
London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.07 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.50% +16.56% -6.06%
10th Percentile £12.63 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £27.38 £30.53 £26.48
England median hourly rate £15.32 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +9.39% -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 3,569 3,946 4,116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 7.77% 8.43% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,392 2,720 2,710
London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £155 £156 £163
90th Percentile £600 £606 £550
England median daily rate £375 £353 £350
% change year-on-year +6.38% +0.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 133 172
London median hourly rate £19.25 £20.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.10% +24.24% -2.94%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.75 £11.40
90th Percentile £47.06 £46.98 £40.68
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.23% -6.06% +6.45%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 17 November 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 +3 343 £275 -8.33% 70
West London -12 97 £125 -43.44% 54
East London -10 35 £250 +56.25% 14
South London -40 22 £421 +121.71% 19
North London -4 8 £225 -35.71% 2
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 813 (62.11%) Microsoft
2 593 (45.30%) Windows
3 380 (29.03%) Finance
4 379 (28.95%) Active Directory
5 376 (28.72%) Office 365
6 330 (25.21%) Windows 7
7 323 (24.68%) Microsoft Excel
8 313 (23.91%) Windows 10
9 272 (20.78%) ITIL
10 189 (14.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 178 (13.60%) Project Management
12 162 (12.38%) SharePoint
13 150 (11.46%) Problem-Solving
14 146 (11.15%) Citrix
15 143 (10.92%) SCCM
16 136 (10.39%) MS Visio
17 130 (9.93%) Analytical Skills
18 129 (9.85%) MS Exchange
19 127 (9.70%) Migration
20 122 (9.32%) VMware
20 122 (9.32%) Apple
21 119 (9.09%) Degree
22 112 (8.56%) Agile Software Development
23 107 (8.17%) Cisco
24 104 (7.94%) Service Management
24 104 (7.94%) Windows Server
25 102 (7.79%) Banking
26 100 (7.64%) Stakeholder Management
27 99 (7.56%) SLA
27 99 (7.56%) SQL

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
1 162 (12.38%) SharePoint
2 129 (9.85%) MS Exchange
3 75 (5.73%) Skype for Business
4 45 (3.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 24 (1.83%) CMS
6 15 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
7 13 (0.99%) Confluence
8 10 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
9 9 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 9 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
9 9 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
9 9 (0.69%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.38%) IBM Notes
10 5 (0.38%) IIS
10 5 (0.38%) MQSeries
11 4 (0.31%) Apache
11 4 (0.31%) SAS
11 4 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (0.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 323 (24.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 189 (14.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 136 (10.39%) MS Visio
4 77 (5.88%) Microsoft Project
5 17 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.61%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.46%) Acrobat
8 4 (0.31%) Adobe Captivate
8 4 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.31%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.076%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.076%) Camtasia
10 1 (0.076%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.076%) InCopy
10 1 (0.076%) RoboHelp
10 1 (0.076%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 14 (1.07%) HiPortfolio
2 9 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.61%) Elite 3E
4 7 (0.53%) Carpe Diem
5 6 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.31%) CA PPM
6 4 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.23%) Eikon
7 3 (0.23%) Oracle Assets
7 3 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.23%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.23%) SAP SD
7 3 (0.23%) thinkFolio
7 3 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
7 3 (0.23%) Visualfiles
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 2 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 376 (28.72%) Office 365
2 89 (6.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 49 (3.74%) OneDrive
4 31 (2.37%) SaaS
5 23 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
6 21 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
7 18 (1.38%) G Suite
7 18 (1.38%) PaaS
7 18 (1.38%) Yammer
8 13 (0.99%) IaaS
9 10 (0.76%) Mimecast
10 8 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
10 8 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
11 7 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
12 4 (0.31%) GoToWebinar
13 3 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (0.23%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.23%) Slack
13 3 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 97 (7.41%) DNS
2 91 (6.95%) LAN
3 89 (6.80%) Skype
4 83 (6.34%) DHCP
4 83 (6.34%) VPN
5 82 (6.26%) WAN
6 55 (4.20%) TCP/IP
7 48 (3.67%) Cisco IOS
7 48 (3.67%) Internet
8 46 (3.51%) Firewall
9 32 (2.44%) VoIP
10 28 (2.14%) Wireless
11 20 (1.53%) WebEx
12 17 (1.30%) Telepresence
12 17 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
13 15 (1.15%) FTP
13 15 (1.15%) Intranet
13 15 (1.15%) SAN
14 14 (1.07%) Network Security
15 13 (0.99%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (5.73%) SQL Server
2 20 (1.53%) Relational Database
3 19 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
4 15 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (0.99%) QlikView
7 12 (0.92%) Blockchain
8 11 (0.84%) Big Data
9 10 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
10 9 (0.69%) MS Access
11 8 (0.61%) Power BI
12 7 (0.53%) Oracle Database
13 6 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 5 (0.38%) SAP Data Services
15 4 (0.31%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
15 4 (0.31%) DataStage
15 4 (0.31%) MySQL
15 4 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
15 4 (0.31%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 43 (3.28%) JIRA
2 9 (0.69%) Subversion
3 7 (0.53%) Axure RP
3 7 (0.53%) Visual Studio
3 7 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 5 (0.38%) SoapUI
4 5 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (0.38%) XMLSpy
5 4 (0.31%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.23%) fastlane
6 3 (0.23%) Maven
6 3 (0.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (0.23%) Xcode
7 2 (0.15%) Ant
7 2 (0.15%) Gradle
7 2 (0.15%) IBM UrbanCode
7 2 (0.15%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.15%) Liquibase
7 2 (0.15%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.15%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 380 (29.03%) Finance
2 102 (7.79%) Banking
3 92 (7.03%) Law
4 70 (5.35%) Legal
5 48 (3.67%) Retail
6 29 (2.22%) Publishing
7 27 (2.06%) Telecoms
8 26 (1.99%) Marketing
9 23 (1.76%) Advertising
10 22 (1.68%) Investment Banking
11 21 (1.60%) Back Office
11 21 (1.60%) Spanish Language
12 20 (1.53%) Front Office
13 15 (1.15%) French Language
14 13 (0.99%) Financial Institution
15 9 (0.69%) German Language
15 9 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
16 8 (0.61%) Billing
16 8 (0.61%) Dutch Language
16 8 (0.61%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 461 (35.22%) Analyst
2 145 (11.08%) Service Analyst
3 138 (10.54%) Support Analyst
4 136 (10.39%) Support Engineer
5 135 (10.31%) Service Desk Analyst
6 128 (9.78%) Desktop Support
7 92 (7.03%) Business Analyst
7 92 (7.03%) IT Support
8 89 (6.80%) 2nd Line Support
9 81 (6.19%) Project Manager
10 80 (6.11%) IT Analyst
11 72 (5.50%) Desktop Engineer
12 61 (4.66%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 54 (4.13%) Consultant
14 49 (3.74%) Trainer
15 47 (3.59%) IT Support Analyst
16 43 (3.28%) Developer
17 42 (3.21%) 1st Line Support
18 39 (2.98%) Architect
19 37 (2.83%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (2.22%) .NET
2 17 (1.30%) Web Services
3 14 (1.07%) .NET Framework
4 11 (0.84%) Middleware
4 11 (0.84%) XML
5 9 (0.69%) IBM Integration Bus
5 9 (0.69%) LDAP
5 9 (0.69%) WebSphere MQ
6 7 (0.53%) Software Packaging
7 6 (0.46%) Oracle Fusion
8 5 (0.38%) ASP.NET
8 5 (0.38%) SOAP
9 4 (0.31%) CSS
9 4 (0.31%) JSON
10 3 (0.23%) COM
10 3 (0.23%) HTML
10 3 (0.23%) React
10 3 (0.23%) REST
10 3 (0.23%) Ruby on Rails
10 3 (0.23%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 130 (9.93%) Analytical Skills
2 80 (6.11%) Self-Motivation
3 61 (4.66%) Management Information System
4 59 (4.51%) Blackberry
5 53 (4.05%) Video Conferencing
6 43 (3.28%) Smartphone
7 41 (3.13%) iPhone
8 38 (2.90%) User Experience
9 32 (2.44%) Data Centre
10 31 (2.37%) iPad
11 21 (1.60%) e-Learning
12 15 (1.15%) Computer Science
12 15 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
13 14 (1.07%) Fintech
13 14 (1.07%) Graphic Design
14 12 (0.92%) Virtual Team
15 10 (0.76%) Mobile App
16 9 (0.69%) Handset
16 9 (0.69%) NHS
16 9 (0.69%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 593 (45.30%) Windows
2 330 (25.21%) Windows 7
3 313 (23.91%) Windows 10
4 104 (7.94%) Windows Server
5 76 (5.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 67 (5.12%) Apple iOS
7 58 (4.43%) Windows 8
7 58 (4.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 50 (3.82%) Linux
9 49 (3.74%) Android
9 49 (3.74%) Mac OS X
10 39 (2.98%) Mac OS
11 37 (2.83%) Unix
12 24 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 19 (1.45%) Windows XP
14 14 (1.07%) Solaris
15 12 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
16 4 (0.31%) AIX
16 4 (0.31%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 3 (0.23%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 272 (20.78%) ITIL
2 178 (13.60%) Project Management
3 150 (11.46%) Problem-Solving
4 127 (9.70%) Migration
5 112 (8.56%) Agile Software Development
6 104 (7.94%) Service Management
7 100 (7.64%) Stakeholder Management
8 94 (7.18%) Change Management
9 75 (5.73%) Business Analysis
10 68 (5.19%) PRINCE2
11 58 (4.43%) Decision-Making
12 53 (4.05%) Asset Management
12 53 (4.05%) ITSM
13 50 (3.82%) Continuous Improvement
14 40 (3.06%) Data Analysis
15 36 (2.75%) SDLC
15 36 (2.75%) Time Management
16 35 (2.67%) Ticket Management
17 34 (2.60%) ITIL V3
17 34 (2.60%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 99 (7.56%) SQL
2 54 (4.13%) PowerShell
3 31 (2.37%) C
4 25 (1.91%) Shell Script
4 25 (1.91%) VBA
5 16 (1.22%) Korn
5 16 (1.22%) T-SQL
6 14 (1.07%) Python
7 11 (0.84%) C#
7 11 (0.84%) Java
7 11 (0.84%) Perl
8 9 (0.69%) PL/SQL
9 7 (0.53%) Bash Shell
9 7 (0.53%) PHP
9 7 (0.53%) VB
10 6 (0.46%) C++
11 4 (0.31%) JavaScript
11 4 (0.31%) Ruby
12 3 (0.23%) Apple Swift
12 3 (0.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 119 (9.09%) Degree
2 72 (5.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 53 (4.05%) ITIL Certification
4 38 (2.90%) Security Cleared
5 34 (2.60%) MCSE
6 31 (2.37%) MCSA
6 31 (2.37%) SC Cleared
7 29 (2.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 25 (1.91%) MCP
9 22 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
10 18 (1.38%) A+ Certification
11 17 (1.30%) CCNA
12 12 (0.92%) PMI Certification
12 12 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 9 (0.69%) CCNP
13 9 (0.69%) CISSP
13 9 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
13 9 (0.69%) ISEB
14 8 (0.61%) Master's Degree
14 8 (0.61%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (7.56%) SLA
2 68 (5.19%) PMO
3 28 (2.14%) QA
4 18 (1.38%) GDPR
5 14 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (0.69%) COBIT
7 9 (0.69%) Data Quality
8 5 (0.38%) MiFID
8 5 (0.38%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.15%) Def Stans
9 2 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.15%) ISO 22301
9 2 (0.15%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.15%) NEBOSH
9 2 (0.15%) SEPA
10 1 (0.076%) EMIR
10 1 (0.076%) P3O
System Software
1 379 (28.95%) Active Directory
2 81 (6.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (2.37%) BitLocker
4 26 (1.99%) XenDesktop
5 21 (1.60%) Hyper-V
6 16 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
7 14 (1.07%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (1.07%) XenApp
7 14 (1.07%) XenServer
8 11 (0.84%) Virtual Desktop
8 11 (0.84%) VMware Server
8 11 (0.84%) VMware Workstation
9 9 (0.69%) Terminal Services
9 9 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (0.69%) vSphere
10 8 (0.61%) Firmware
11 6 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.31%) Docker
12 4 (0.31%) KVM
12 4 (0.31%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 143 (10.92%) SCCM
2 27 (2.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 19 (1.45%) AirWatch
4 18 (1.38%) Microsoft Intune
4 18 (1.38%) WSUS
5 14 (1.07%) Oracle ZFS
6 12 (0.92%) Backup Exec
6 12 (0.92%) Cisco CUCM
7 10 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
8 9 (0.69%) SCOM
9 8 (0.61%) vCenter Server
10 7 (0.53%) Ansible
10 7 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (0.46%) ZABBIX
12 5 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
13 4 (0.31%) BMC PATROL
13 4 (0.31%) OpenView
13 4 (0.31%) Puppet
13 4 (0.31%) Tivoli
13 4 (0.31%) yum
Vendors
1 813 (62.11%) Microsoft
2 146 (11.15%) Citrix
3 122 (9.32%) Apple
3 122 (9.32%) VMware
4 107 (8.17%) Cisco
5 60 (4.58%) HP
6 52 (3.97%) ServiceNow
7 51 (3.90%) Oracle
8 44 (3.36%) SAP
9 41 (3.13%) Adobe
10 34 (2.60%) Ivanti
11 28 (2.14%) McAfee
11 28 (2.14%) Sony
11 28 (2.14%) Sophos
12 27 (2.06%) Bloomberg
12 27 (2.06%) iManage
12 27 (2.06%) Reuters
13 25 (1.91%) Google
13 25 (1.91%) Red Hat
14 20 (1.53%) Polycom