Period
to 29 March 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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 105 92 84
Rank change year-on-year -13 -8 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 641 1,221 1,439
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.48% 2.84% 3.09%
As % of the Applications category 33.14% 35.82% 35.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 795 959
Median daily rate £280 £300 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +1.69% -1.67%
10th Percentile £127 £125 £125
90th Percentile £514 £550 £526
England median daily rate £250 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -16.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 75 96
Median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £17.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.98% +0.10%
10th Percentile £12.42 £12.61 £11.81
90th Percentile £35.00 £34.26 £25.75
England median hourly rate £17.00 £15.10 £14.50
% change year-on-year +12.62% +4.10% -1.56%

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 1,934 3,409 4,099
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 7.49% 7.94% 8.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,311 2,234 2,794
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £159 £158 £153
90th Percentile £594 £594 £593
England median daily rate £350 £375 £370
% change year-on-year -6.67% +1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 135 169
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £20.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -7.77% +10.75%
10th Percentile £12.42 £12.50 £11.96
90th Percentile £35.00 £47.09 £41.00
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 29 March 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 -5 156 £230 -22.69% 46
West London -3 46 £181 +30.63% 20
East London +46 30 £248 +30.26% 14
South London +31 18 £400 -13.98% 15
North London +24 12 £180 -40.00% 8
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 418 (65.21%) Microsoft
2 312 (48.67%) Windows
3 233 (36.35%) Office 365
4 206 (32.14%) Active Directory
5 181 (28.24%) Windows 10
6 157 (24.49%) Finance
7 156 (24.34%) Microsoft Excel
8 122 (19.03%) Windows 7
9 116 (18.10%) ITIL
10 92 (14.35%) SCCM
11 89 (13.88%) SharePoint
12 87 (13.57%) Problem-Solving
13 77 (12.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 73 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
15 68 (10.61%) Azure
16 67 (10.45%) Migration
17 65 (10.14%) Project Management
18 64 (9.98%) MS Exchange
19 62 (9.67%) Citrix
19 62 (9.67%) SQL
19 62 (9.67%) Public Sector
20 61 (9.52%) DNS
21 59 (9.20%) Agile Software Development
22 56 (8.74%) Cisco
22 56 (8.74%) Android
23 51 (7.96%) Degree
23 51 (7.96%) Windows Server
24 50 (7.80%) PowerShell
25 49 (7.64%) LAN
25 49 (7.64%) DHCP

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 89 (13.88%) SharePoint
2 64 (9.98%) MS Exchange
3 30 (4.68%) Skype for Business
4 19 (2.96%) Confluence
4 19 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (2.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 11 (1.72%) IIS
8 8 (1.25%) WebLogic
9 6 (0.94%) CMS
10 4 (0.62%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.31%) MS Project Server
12 2 (0.31%) Mule ESB
12 2 (0.31%) Oracle 10gAS
12 2 (0.31%) Oracle Application Server
12 2 (0.31%) SAS
12 2 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.31%) Site Server
Applications
1 156 (24.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 77 (12.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 43 (6.71%) MS Visio
4 37 (5.77%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (1.72%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (1.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 10 (1.56%) InVision
7 9 (1.40%) Sketch
8 5 (0.78%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.47%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.31%) UserZoom
11 1 (0.16%) Houdini
11 1 (0.16%) Maya
11 1 (0.16%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 8 (1.25%) Oracle AML
2 5 (0.78%) Workfront
3 4 (0.62%) Primavera
4 3 (0.47%) Eloqua
4 3 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.31%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.31%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.16%) Carpe Diem
6 1 (0.16%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.16%) Raiser's Edge
6 1 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.16%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.16%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 233 (36.35%) Office 365
2 68 (10.61%) Azure
3 26 (4.06%) OneDrive
3 26 (4.06%) Power Platform
4 18 (2.81%) IaaS
5 16 (2.50%) SaaS
6 15 (2.34%) Azure Active Directory
7 14 (2.18%) PaaS
8 13 (2.03%) AWS
9 12 (1.87%) Yammer
10 11 (1.72%) PowerApps
11 8 (1.25%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 8 (1.25%) GCP
12 7 (1.09%) Microsoft Flow
13 5 (0.78%) Adobe Analytics
13 5 (0.78%) G Suite
13 5 (0.78%) Google Analytics
13 5 (0.78%) Mimecast
14 2 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
14 2 (0.31%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 61 (9.52%) DNS
2 49 (7.64%) DHCP
2 49 (7.64%) LAN
3 46 (7.18%) Skype
4 43 (6.71%) VPN
5 37 (5.77%) WAN
6 27 (4.21%) Firewall
7 25 (3.90%) VoIP
8 23 (3.59%) Internet
9 21 (3.28%) Cisco IOS
10 20 (3.12%) SAN
10 20 (3.12%) Wireless
11 19 (2.96%) TCP/IP
12 17 (2.65%) MPLS
12 17 (2.65%) Wi-Fi
13 16 (2.50%) Network Security
14 13 (2.03%) FTP
15 12 (1.87%) NAS
16 11 (1.72%) Broadband
17 10 (1.56%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (5.77%) SQL Server
2 23 (3.59%) Power BI
3 15 (2.34%) Relational Database
4 14 (2.18%) Oracle Database
5 13 (2.03%) Oracle Database 10g
6 10 (1.56%) Amazon RDS
6 10 (1.56%) Oracle Database 12c
7 8 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
8 7 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (0.94%) MS Access
9 6 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (0.94%) SQL Server 2016
10 4 (0.62%) Data Lake
10 4 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.62%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.31%) Data Mining
12 2 (0.31%) OLAP
12 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 28 (4.37%) JIRA
2 13 (2.03%) Git (software)
2 13 (2.03%) Selenium
3 12 (1.87%) Subversion
4 9 (1.40%) Eclipse
4 9 (1.40%) Jenkins
5 8 (1.25%) Ant
5 8 (1.25%) Artifactory
5 8 (1.25%) JUnit
5 8 (1.25%) Maven
5 8 (1.25%) Toad
5 8 (1.25%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.78%) Axure RP
7 3 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.47%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 2 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.16%) MSI
General
1 157 (24.49%) Finance
2 62 (9.67%) Public Sector
3 40 (6.24%) Banking
4 28 (4.37%) Telecoms
5 23 (3.59%) Law
6 20 (3.12%) Legal
7 18 (2.81%) Marketing
8 17 (2.65%) Investment Banking
9 13 (2.03%) Manufacturing
9 13 (2.03%) Retail
10 9 (1.40%) Front Office
11 8 (1.25%) Electronics
11 8 (1.25%) Local Government
12 7 (1.09%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.94%) German Language
13 6 (0.94%) Publishing
14 5 (0.78%) Back Office
15 4 (0.62%) Advertising
15 4 (0.62%) International Banking
16 3 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 192 (29.95%) Analyst
2 71 (11.08%) Support Engineer
3 61 (9.52%) Support Analyst
4 57 (8.89%) Service Desk Analyst
5 56 (8.74%) Service Analyst
6 55 (8.58%) Desktop Support
7 43 (6.71%) IT Support
8 42 (6.55%) IT Analyst
9 41 (6.40%) 2nd Line Support
10 31 (4.84%) Developer
11 30 (4.68%) Desktop Engineer
12 29 (4.52%) Administrator
13 28 (4.37%) Business Analyst
14 27 (4.21%) Project Manager
14 27 (4.21%) Windows Engineer
15 26 (4.06%) Junior
16 25 (3.90%) Office 365 Engineer
17 24 (3.74%) IT Support Analyst
18 23 (3.59%) 2nd Line Engineer
19 21 (3.28%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (2.81%) .NET
2 10 (1.56%) Spring
3 9 (1.40%) Velocity
3 9 (1.40%) Web Services
4 8 (1.25%) Hibernate
4 8 (1.25%) HTML
4 8 (1.25%) JDBC
4 8 (1.25%) JSP
4 8 (1.25%) Struts
4 8 (1.25%) XML
5 7 (1.09%) ASP.NET
5 7 (1.09%) LDAP
6 6 (0.94%) JSON
6 6 (0.94%) Middleware
7 5 (0.78%) Regular Expression
8 4 (0.62%) ODBC
8 4 (0.62%) SAML
9 3 (0.47%) COM
9 3 (0.47%) CSS
9 3 (0.47%) FpML
Miscellaneous
1 73 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (7.33%) Blackberry
3 39 (6.08%) iPhone
4 28 (4.37%) Self-Motivation
5 25 (3.90%) Video Conferencing
6 23 (3.59%) Smartphone
7 19 (2.96%) NHS
8 18 (2.81%) Management Information System
9 17 (2.65%) Data Centre
10 16 (2.50%) User Experience
11 12 (1.87%) iPad
12 11 (1.72%) Replication
12 11 (1.72%) Social Media
13 8 (1.25%) Handset
14 7 (1.09%) BYOD
14 7 (1.09%) Driving Licence
14 7 (1.09%) Virtual Team
15 6 (0.94%) CMDB
16 5 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
16 5 (0.78%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 312 (48.67%) Windows
2 181 (28.24%) Windows 10
3 122 (19.03%) Windows 7
4 56 (8.74%) Android
5 51 (7.96%) Windows Server
6 48 (7.49%) Apple iOS
7 36 (5.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 33 (5.15%) Linux
9 28 (4.37%) Mac OS X
10 20 (3.12%) Windows Server 2008
11 16 (2.50%) Mac OS
12 15 (2.34%) Windows Server 2016
13 14 (2.18%) Windows Server 2019
14 9 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 8 (1.25%) Unix
16 7 (1.09%) Windows XP
17 3 (0.47%) Windows 8
18 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
19 1 (0.16%) Solaris
19 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (18.10%) ITIL
2 87 (13.57%) Problem-Solving
3 67 (10.45%) Migration
4 65 (10.14%) Project Management
5 59 (9.20%) Agile Software Development
6 39 (6.08%) Service Management
7 36 (5.62%) Business Intelligence
8 34 (5.30%) Decision-Making
9 33 (5.15%) Stakeholder Management
10 30 (4.68%) PRINCE2
11 26 (4.06%) Mobile Device Management
12 25 (3.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 25 (3.90%) Time Management
13 24 (3.74%) Scrum
14 19 (2.96%) Incident Management
14 19 (2.96%) User Acceptance Testing
15 18 (2.81%) Business Analysis
15 18 (2.81%) CRM
15 18 (2.81%) DevOps
15 18 (2.81%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 62 (9.67%) SQL
2 50 (7.80%) PowerShell
3 22 (3.43%) Python
4 18 (2.81%) C#
4 18 (2.81%) Java
5 16 (2.50%) VBA
6 13 (2.03%) PL/SQL
7 10 (1.56%) C
8 9 (1.40%) C++
9 8 (1.25%) T-SQL
9 8 (1.25%) VB
10 5 (0.78%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.47%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.47%) JavaScript
11 3 (0.47%) TypeScript
11 3 (0.47%) VBScript
12 2 (0.31%) PHP
12 2 (0.31%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.31%) VB6
13 1 (0.16%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 51 (7.96%) Degree
2 35 (5.46%) Security Cleared
3 34 (5.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 29 (4.52%) ITIL Certification
5 27 (4.21%) SC Cleared
6 22 (3.43%) MCP
7 19 (2.96%) MCSE
8 17 (2.65%) MCSA
9 16 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (1.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 10 (1.56%) A+ Certification
11 10 (1.56%) CCA
11 10 (1.56%) Citrix Certification
12 8 (1.25%) CCIE
12 8 (1.25%) CCIE Service Provider
12 8 (1.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 8 (1.25%) PMI Certification
13 6 (0.94%) ISTQB
14 5 (0.78%) MOS
15 4 (0.62%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (5.15%) SLA
2 23 (3.59%) PMO
3 13 (2.03%) GDPR
4 9 (1.40%) QA
5 7 (1.09%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.62%) P3O
7 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 17025
8 1 (0.16%) MiFID
8 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 206 (32.14%) Active Directory
2 39 (6.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (2.96%) Hyper-V
4 13 (2.03%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (1.09%) Virtual Desktop
5 7 (1.09%) XenApp
6 4 (0.62%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (0.47%) vSphere
8 2 (0.31%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.31%) KVM
8 2 (0.31%) NFS
8 2 (0.31%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.31%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.16%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.16%) Postfix
9 1 (0.16%) UAG
9 1 (0.16%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.16%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 92 (14.35%) SCCM
2 27 (4.21%) AirWatch
3 17 (2.65%) Microsoft Intune
4 11 (1.72%) Jamf Pro
5 8 (1.25%) SCOM
6 5 (0.78%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (0.62%) WSUS
8 2 (0.31%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.31%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.31%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.31%) NSN NetAct
8 2 (0.31%) Oracle Statspack
8 2 (0.31%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.16%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.16%) OpenView
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.16%) OVSD
9 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (0.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 418 (65.21%) Microsoft
2 62 (9.67%) Citrix
3 56 (8.74%) Cisco
4 48 (7.49%) VMware
5 41 (6.40%) Adobe
6 40 (6.24%) Apple
7 38 (5.93%) Oracle
8 30 (4.68%) ServiceNow
9 28 (4.37%) HP
10 27 (4.21%) SAP
11 25 (3.90%) Bloomberg
11 25 (3.90%) Google
12 19 (2.96%) Ivanti
13 17 (2.65%) Remedy
14 14 (2.18%) Reuters
15 12 (1.87%) Huawei
15 12 (1.87%) Nokia
16 11 (1.72%) Dell
17 9 (1.40%) Avaya
17 9 (1.40%) Red Hat