Period
to 26 September 2020

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 26 September 2020 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
26 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 135 93 95
Rank change year-on-year -42 +2 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 251 1,058 1,267
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.89% 2.75% 2.76%
As % of the Applications category 27.43% 35.78% 35.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 735 859
Median daily rate £325 £295 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.17% -1.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £113 £130 £120
90th Percentile £563 £550 £575
England median daily rate £300 £300 £294
% change year-on-year - +2.04% -2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 74 106
Median hourly rate £19.70 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% - -
10th Percentile £12.73 £12.76 £13.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £22.25 £29.15
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +9.38% +3.26% +6.86%

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 915 2,957 3,589
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 6.88% 7.69% 7.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 570 1,971 2,425
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £154 £163 £153
90th Percentile £650 £600 £600
England median daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +1.33% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 140 156
Median hourly rate £21.00 £19.33 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.67% -3.38% -4.76%
10th Percentile £12.76 £11.36 £13.00
90th Percentile £39.39 £38.92 £47.25
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% +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 26 September 2020.

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 26 September 2020.

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 26 September 2020. 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 54 £250 -23.08% 17
West London +19 26 £138 -21.43% 9
East London +40 7 £300 +4.35% 4
South London +39 5 £300 +44.58% 3
North London +7 2 - - 2
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 26 September 2020, 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.

1 158 (62.95%) Microsoft
2 78 (31.08%) Windows
3 74 (29.48%) Finance
4 63 (25.10%) Microsoft Excel
5 52 (20.72%) Active Directory
6 49 (19.52%) Migration
7 48 (19.12%) Office 365
8 44 (17.53%) Analytical Skills
8 44 (17.53%) Windows 10
8 44 (17.53%) ITIL
9 43 (17.13%) Problem-Solving
9 43 (17.13%) Public Sector
10 40 (15.94%) Project Management
10 40 (15.94%) Security Cleared
10 40 (15.94%) Windows 7
11 37 (14.74%) Agile Software Development
12 34 (13.55%) Degree
13 32 (12.75%) SC Cleared
14 31 (12.35%) MS Visio
15 30 (11.95%) SQL
16 28 (11.16%) SharePoint
17 27 (10.76%) Oracle
17 27 (10.76%) Service Management
17 27 (10.76%) Decision-Making
18 26 (10.36%) SCCM
18 26 (10.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
19 24 (9.56%) JIRA
19 24 (9.56%) Banking
19 24 (9.56%) DevOps
20 23 (9.16%) Azure

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 28 (11.16%) SharePoint
2 19 (7.57%) Confluence
3 10 (3.98%) MS Exchange
4 9 (3.59%) WebLogic
5 8 (3.19%) CMS
6 5 (1.99%) ArcGIS
6 5 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.99%) SAS
6 5 (1.99%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.80%) IIS
8 2 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.80%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.40%) Apache
9 1 (0.40%) Documentum
9 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 63 (25.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (12.35%) MS Visio
3 26 (10.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (5.98%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (2.79%) Photoshop
6 4 (1.59%) Acrobat
6 4 (1.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (1.59%) RoboHelp
7 2 (0.80%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.80%) InDesign
8 1 (0.40%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.40%) Blender
8 1 (0.40%) InVision
8 1 (0.40%) Revit
8 1 (0.40%) SPSS
8 1 (0.40%) Stata
Business Applications
1 2 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.40%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 1 (0.40%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 1 (0.40%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.40%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 48 (19.12%) Office 365
2 23 (9.16%) Azure
3 12 (4.78%) PaaS
4 9 (3.59%) G Suite
5 8 (3.19%) IaaS
5 8 (3.19%) SaaS
6 7 (2.79%) Power Platform
7 5 (1.99%) Serverless
8 4 (1.59%) OneDrive
9 3 (1.20%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (1.20%) Yammer
10 2 (0.80%) AWS
10 2 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.80%) NuGet
10 2 (0.80%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.80%) Power Automate
10 2 (0.80%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 1 (0.40%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.98%) Firewall
2 12 (4.78%) DNS
3 8 (3.19%) LAN
4 7 (2.79%) Intranet
4 7 (2.79%) WAN
4 7 (2.79%) Wireless
5 6 (2.39%) Internet
5 6 (2.39%) TCP/IP
5 6 (2.39%) VPN
6 5 (1.99%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (1.59%) DHCP
7 4 (1.59%) Structured Cabling
7 4 (1.59%) WLAN
8 3 (1.20%) Modbus
8 3 (1.20%) NetScaler
8 3 (1.20%) Network Security
9 2 (0.80%) Kerberos
9 2 (0.80%) NAS
9 2 (0.80%) VPLS
9 2 (0.80%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.97%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.98%) Oracle Database
3 7 (2.79%) Power BI
3 7 (2.79%) Relational Database
3 7 (2.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (1.99%) GIS
4 5 (1.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.80%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.80%) Data Lake
7 2 (0.80%) DB2
7 2 (0.80%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.40%) Geospatial Data
8 1 (0.40%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.40%) SAP Data Services
8 1 (0.40%) Snowflake Schema
8 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 24 (9.56%) JIRA
2 9 (3.59%) Eclipse
3 6 (2.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 6 (2.39%) Selenium
4 5 (1.99%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.99%) Toad
5 4 (1.59%) ClearCase
5 4 (1.59%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.59%) JMeter
5 4 (1.59%) Rational Rose
5 4 (1.59%) WebLogic Workshop
6 3 (1.20%) Axure RP
7 2 (0.80%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.80%) FishEye
7 2 (0.80%) Gatling
7 2 (0.80%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.80%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.80%) VersionOne
8 1 (0.40%) RStudio
8 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 74 (29.48%) Finance
2 43 (17.13%) Public Sector
3 24 (9.56%) Banking
4 17 (6.77%) Telecoms
5 10 (3.98%) Legal
5 10 (3.98%) Local Government
6 9 (3.59%) French Language
6 9 (3.59%) Marketing
7 8 (3.19%) German Language
7 8 (3.19%) Manufacturing
8 7 (2.79%) Electronics
8 7 (2.79%) Police
8 7 (2.79%) Spanish Language
9 5 (1.99%) Law
9 5 (1.99%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (1.59%) Billing
11 3 (1.20%) Investment Banking
11 3 (1.20%) Retail
12 2 (0.80%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.80%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 59 (23.51%) Analyst
2 20 (7.97%) Support Engineer
3 18 (7.17%) Administrator
4 15 (5.98%) Desktop Support
5 12 (4.78%) Service Analyst
6 11 (4.38%) 2nd Line Support
6 11 (4.38%) Architect
6 11 (4.38%) Consultant
6 11 (4.38%) Developer
6 11 (4.38%) Service Desk Analyst
7 10 (3.98%) Business Analyst
7 10 (3.98%) Desktop Engineer
8 9 (3.59%) Data Analyst
8 9 (3.59%) Junior
8 9 (3.59%) Office 365 Engineer
8 9 (3.59%) Windows Engineer
9 8 (3.19%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 8 (3.19%) Designer
9 8 (3.19%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 7 (2.79%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.38%) Web Services
2 9 (3.59%) HTML
2 9 (3.59%) J2EE
2 9 (3.59%) Java EE
2 9 (3.59%) Struts
3 8 (3.19%) Velocity
4 4 (1.59%) .NET
4 4 (1.59%) JAX-RS
4 4 (1.59%) SOAP
5 3 (1.20%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.20%) CSS
6 2 (0.80%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.80%) HTML5
6 2 (0.80%) OLE
6 2 (0.80%) XML
7 1 (0.40%) Ajax
7 1 (0.40%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.40%) CSS3
7 1 (0.40%) jQuery
7 1 (0.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 44 (17.53%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.98%) NHS
3 14 (5.58%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.59%) Blackberry
4 9 (3.59%) Social Media
4 9 (3.59%) User Experience
5 8 (3.19%) Data Centre
6 6 (2.39%) Smartphone
6 6 (2.39%) Taxonomies
7 4 (1.59%) Fibre Optics
7 4 (1.59%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.20%) Derivative
8 3 (1.20%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.20%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.20%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.80%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.80%) FMCG
9 2 (0.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.80%) Graphic Design
9 2 (0.80%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 78 (31.08%) Windows
2 44 (17.53%) Windows 10
3 40 (15.94%) Windows 7
4 17 (6.77%) Windows Server
5 13 (5.18%) Unix
6 9 (3.59%) Apple iOS
6 9 (3.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (3.19%) Windows 8
7 8 (3.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (3.19%) Windows Server 2016
8 7 (2.79%) Windows Server 2019
9 6 (2.39%) Android
10 4 (1.59%) Linux
11 3 (1.20%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.40%) AIX
12 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.40%) Solaris
12 1 (0.40%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (19.52%) Migration
2 44 (17.53%) ITIL
3 43 (17.13%) Problem-Solving
4 40 (15.94%) Project Management
5 37 (14.74%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (10.76%) Decision-Making
6 27 (10.76%) Service Management
7 24 (9.56%) DevOps
8 22 (8.76%) Change Management
9 20 (7.97%) Stakeholder Management
10 19 (7.57%) Information Security
11 18 (7.17%) Cybersecurity
12 17 (6.77%) Data Migration
13 16 (6.37%) Business Intelligence
13 16 (6.37%) Programme Management
14 15 (5.98%) PRINCE2
15 14 (5.58%) Service Delivery
16 13 (5.18%) Incident Management
16 13 (5.18%) Project Delivery
17 12 (4.78%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 30 (11.95%) SQL
2 16 (6.37%) PowerShell
3 12 (4.78%) Java
3 12 (4.78%) Python
4 7 (2.79%) VB
5 5 (1.99%) C
5 5 (1.99%) C#
5 5 (1.99%) VBA
6 4 (1.59%) PL/SQL
6 4 (1.59%) R
7 3 (1.20%) C++
8 2 (0.80%) Groovy
8 2 (0.80%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.80%) VBScript
9 1 (0.40%) PHP
9 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.40%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 40 (15.94%) Security Cleared
2 34 (13.55%) Degree
3 32 (12.75%) SC Cleared
4 11 (4.38%) DV Cleared
5 5 (1.99%) CISM
5 5 (1.99%) CISSP
6 4 (1.59%) BICSI Certification
6 4 (1.59%) CISA
6 4 (1.59%) CLAS
6 4 (1.59%) GIAC
6 4 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.20%) ACCA
7 3 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.20%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.20%) RIBA
8 2 (0.80%) CIMA
8 2 (0.80%) ISEB
8 2 (0.80%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.80%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.18%) QA
2 11 (4.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (3.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (3.59%) COBIT
5 7 (2.79%) GDPR
5 7 (2.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 7 (2.79%) PCI DSS
6 6 (2.39%) Data Quality
6 6 (2.39%) PMO
6 6 (2.39%) SLA
7 4 (1.59%) ISO 14001
7 4 (1.59%) ISO 9001
7 4 (1.59%) NIST
8 3 (1.20%) MiFID
9 2 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 17025
10 1 (0.40%) CRD IV
10 1 (0.40%) Good Clinical Practice
10 1 (0.40%) IFRS
10 1 (0.40%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 52 (20.72%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.99%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (1.59%) BitLocker
5 3 (1.20%) VMware NSX
6 2 (0.80%) Docker
7 1 (0.40%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.40%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.40%) UAG
7 1 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.40%) vSphere
7 1 (0.40%) XenApp
7 1 (0.40%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 26 (10.36%) SCCM
2 10 (3.98%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (1.99%) Ansible
4 4 (1.59%) CASB
5 3 (1.20%) SCOM
6 2 (0.80%) EnCase
6 2 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.80%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.80%) WSUS
7 1 (0.40%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.40%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.40%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.40%) Nagios
7 1 (0.40%) Nessus
7 1 (0.40%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.40%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 158 (62.95%) Microsoft
2 27 (10.76%) Oracle
3 15 (5.98%) SAP
3 15 (5.98%) ServiceNow
4 13 (5.18%) VMware
5 11 (4.38%) Remedy
6 10 (3.98%) Adobe
7 7 (2.79%) Cisco
8 6 (2.39%) Apple
8 6 (2.39%) Google
8 6 (2.39%) Sophos
8 6 (2.39%) Tableau
9 5 (1.99%) Citrix
9 5 (1.99%) ESRI
9 5 (1.99%) HP
9 5 (1.99%) Ivanti
9 5 (1.99%) Lumension
10 3 (1.20%) Ariba
10 3 (1.20%) Bloomberg
10 3 (1.20%) Reuters