Period
to 20 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North of England 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 20 September 2019 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 > North of England
6 months to
20 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 57 73 55
Rank change year-on-year +16 -18 +16
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 377 401 414
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 3.65% 3.30% 3.68%
As % of the Applications category 48.83% 44.51% 48.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 202 200
North of England median daily rate £275 £300 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +4.35% -11.54%
10th Percentile £125 £120 £110
90th Percentile £503 £438 £476
England median daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 97 73
North of England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +15.38% -18.75%
10th Percentile £11.21 £10.75 £10.10
90th Percentile £42.90 £25.05 £43.75
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.75 £14.75
% change year-on-year +1.59% +6.78% -6.35%

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 the North of England with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
North of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 772 901 862
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 7.48% 7.41% 7.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 443 481 468
North of England median daily rate £333 £345 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.62% +6.15% -1.52%
10th Percentile £150 £140 £145
90th Percentile £504 £475 £448
England median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +5.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 143 103
North of England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.30 £14.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.58% +7.75% -5.33%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.10
90th Percentile £43.00 £33.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £17.38 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +5.30% - -

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

Job postings citing Microsoft Office as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North of England.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in the North of England

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Office in the North of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in the North of England

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in the North of England over the 6 months to 20 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in the North of England

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in the North of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in the North of England

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in the North of England over the 6 months to 20 September 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Office in the North of England

Microsoft Office
Contract Job Locations in the North of England

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 North of England region over the 6 months to 20 September 2019. 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
North West -5 177 £225 -30.77% 128
Yorkshire +41 163 £325 +36.84% 75
North East +13 38 £321 +25.88% 14
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 2019, 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 North of England region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 241 (63.93%) Microsoft
2 165 (43.77%) Windows
3 108 (28.65%) Microsoft Excel
4 102 (27.06%) Active Directory
5 98 (25.99%) Windows 10
6 85 (22.55%) Windows 7
7 83 (22.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 80 (21.22%) ITIL
8 80 (21.22%) Finance
9 69 (18.30%) Office 365
10 65 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
11 64 (16.98%) Project Management
12 59 (15.65%) Agile Software Development
13 53 (14.06%) Problem-Solving
14 43 (11.41%) Degree
15 41 (10.88%) SharePoint
16 40 (10.61%) Change Management
17 37 (9.81%) MS Exchange
17 37 (9.81%) Public Sector
18 34 (9.02%) SLA
18 34 (9.02%) Windows Server
19 31 (8.22%) Security Cleared
20 28 (7.43%) Migration
20 28 (7.43%) Citrix
20 28 (7.43%) MS Visio
21 27 (7.16%) Oracle
22 26 (6.90%) Service Management
22 26 (6.90%) Management Information System
23 25 (6.63%) CRM
23 25 (6.63%) SC Cleared

Microsoft Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of England 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 41 (10.88%) SharePoint
2 37 (9.81%) MS Exchange
3 15 (3.98%) Confluence
3 15 (3.98%) Skype for Business
4 13 (3.45%) CMS
5 9 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (2.12%) IBM Notes
7 4 (1.06%) IIS
7 4 (1.06%) SAS
8 2 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.27%) Moodle
9 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.27%) Umbraco
Applications
1 108 (28.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 83 (22.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 28 (7.43%) MS Visio
4 20 (5.31%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (1.33%) Camtasia
5 5 (1.33%) XMetaL
6 4 (1.06%) Open Workbench
6 4 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.80%) SPSS
7 3 (0.80%) Stata
8 2 (0.53%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.27%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.27%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.27%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.33%) Oracle CRM
3 4 (1.06%) Eikon
3 4 (1.06%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (1.06%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (1.06%) Primavera
3 4 (1.06%) WebTrends
4 3 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.80%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.80%) SAP R/3
4 3 (0.80%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.53%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.27%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.27%) iTrent
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.27%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.27%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 69 (18.30%) Office 365
2 21 (5.57%) Azure
3 8 (2.12%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (1.06%) Power Platform
5 3 (0.80%) AWS
5 3 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.80%) OneDrive
5 3 (0.80%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.53%) GCP
7 1 (0.27%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.27%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.27%) IaaS
7 1 (0.27%) MailChimp
7 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Flow
7 1 (0.27%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.27%) PaaS
7 1 (0.27%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 24 (6.37%) Internet
2 19 (5.04%) Skype
3 18 (4.77%) LAN
4 16 (4.24%) WAN
5 13 (3.45%) DNS
6 12 (3.18%) VPN
7 11 (2.92%) DHCP
7 11 (2.92%) TCP/IP
8 9 (2.39%) Intranet
8 9 (2.39%) Remote Desktop
9 7 (1.86%) Firewall
9 7 (1.86%) VoIP
9 7 (1.86%) WebEx
9 7 (1.86%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (1.59%) Wireless
11 4 (1.06%) MPLS
11 4 (1.06%) Structured Cabling
12 3 (0.80%) ADSL
12 3 (0.80%) PBX
12 3 (0.80%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.71%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.86%) Qlik Sense
3 4 (1.06%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.06%) Power BI
4 3 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.53%) GIS
5 2 (0.53%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.27%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.27%) Essbase
6 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.27%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.27%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 19 (5.04%) JIRA
2 4 (1.06%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.06%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (0.80%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.53%) Jasmine
4 2 (0.53%) Karma Test Runner
4 2 (0.53%) MSTest
4 2 (0.53%) NUnit
4 2 (0.53%) Protractor
4 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.27%) Balsamiq
5 1 (0.27%) RStudio
5 1 (0.27%) Zephyr
General
1 80 (21.22%) Finance
2 37 (9.81%) Public Sector
3 14 (3.71%) Banking
4 11 (2.92%) Financial Institution
4 11 (2.92%) Retail
4 11 (2.92%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.39%) Legal
6 7 (1.86%) Marketing
7 6 (1.59%) Local Government
8 4 (1.06%) Advertising
8 4 (1.06%) French Language
8 4 (1.06%) Front Office
8 4 (1.06%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.80%) Law
9 3 (0.80%) Mandarin Language
10 2 (0.53%) Avionics
10 2 (0.53%) Police
11 1 (0.27%) Publishing
11 1 (0.27%) Social Housing
11 1 (0.27%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 118 (31.30%) Analyst
2 36 (9.55%) Service Analyst
3 29 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
4 27 (7.16%) Project Manager
4 27 (7.16%) Support Engineer
5 26 (6.90%) Support Analyst
6 25 (6.63%) Business Analyst
7 24 (6.37%) IT Support
8 20 (5.31%) Desktop Support
9 19 (5.04%) 2nd Line Support
10 18 (4.77%) Windows Engineer
11 17 (4.51%) IT Analyst
11 17 (4.51%) IT Engineer
12 15 (3.98%) Coordinator
13 14 (3.71%) Desktop Engineer
14 13 (3.45%) 1st Line Support
14 13 (3.45%) Developer
14 13 (3.45%) Rollout Engineer
15 12 (3.18%) Applications Support
15 12 (3.18%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.98%) CSS
2 12 (3.18%) HTML
3 9 (2.39%) XML
4 7 (1.86%) .NET
5 6 (1.59%) AngularJS
5 6 (1.59%) ASP.NET
6 4 (1.06%) Angular 2
6 4 (1.06%) Web Services
7 3 (0.80%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (0.80%) HTML5
7 3 (0.80%) jQuery
7 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Graph
8 2 (0.53%) ASP.NET Core
8 2 (0.53%) Jest
8 2 (0.53%) LESS
8 2 (0.53%) React
8 2 (0.53%) Sass
8 2 (0.53%) XSLT
9 1 (0.27%) LDAP
9 1 (0.27%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 65 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (6.90%) Management Information System
3 23 (6.10%) Self-Motivation
4 15 (3.98%) Driving Licence
5 9 (2.39%) NHS
5 9 (2.39%) Video Conferencing
6 8 (2.12%) Smartphone
7 7 (1.86%) Blackberry
7 7 (1.86%) iPhone
8 5 (1.33%) Life Science
8 5 (1.33%) Video Editing
9 4 (1.06%) Clustering
9 4 (1.06%) e-Learning
9 4 (1.06%) Equities
9 4 (1.06%) Fixed Income
9 4 (1.06%) Hedge funds
9 4 (1.06%) User Experience
10 3 (0.80%) CCTV
10 3 (0.80%) iPad
10 3 (0.80%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 165 (43.77%) Windows
2 98 (25.99%) Windows 10
3 85 (22.55%) Windows 7
4 34 (9.02%) Windows Server
5 15 (3.98%) Android
6 13 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (2.39%) Apple iOS
7 9 (2.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.59%) Windows Phone
9 5 (1.33%) Linux
9 5 (1.33%) Windows 8
10 4 (1.06%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.80%) Solaris
11 3 (0.80%) SUSE
11 3 (0.80%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.53%) Unix
12 2 (0.53%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.27%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (21.22%) ITIL
2 64 (16.98%) Project Management
3 59 (15.65%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (14.06%) Problem-Solving
5 40 (10.61%) Change Management
6 28 (7.43%) Migration
7 26 (6.90%) Service Management
8 25 (6.63%) CRM
9 24 (6.37%) Incident Management
10 23 (6.10%) PRINCE2
10 23 (6.10%) Risk Management
10 23 (6.10%) Stakeholder Management
11 20 (5.31%) Line Management
11 20 (5.31%) Problem Management
12 19 (5.04%) SDLC
13 17 (4.51%) Project Delivery
14 16 (4.24%) Computer Science
14 16 (4.24%) ERP
14 16 (4.24%) Validation
15 15 (3.98%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 21 (5.57%) SQL
2 10 (2.65%) JavaScript
3 9 (2.39%) C
4 7 (1.86%) C#
5 4 (1.06%) C++
5 4 (1.06%) Java
5 4 (1.06%) PowerShell
6 3 (0.80%) Ada
7 2 (0.53%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.27%) Python
8 1 (0.27%) R
8 1 (0.27%) Ruby
8 1 (0.27%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 43 (11.41%) Degree
2 31 (8.22%) Security Cleared
3 25 (6.63%) SC Cleared
4 17 (4.51%) MCP
5 15 (3.98%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (2.39%) PMI Certification
6 9 (2.39%) PMP
7 7 (1.86%) DBS Check
7 7 (1.86%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.59%) CIMA
8 6 (1.59%) CIPFA
8 6 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (1.59%) ISEB
9 5 (1.33%) HND
9 5 (1.33%) ISEB Practitioner
10 4 (1.06%) CCNA
10 4 (1.06%) Numerate Degree
10 4 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (9.02%) SLA
2 16 (4.24%) PMO
3 8 (2.12%) QA
4 7 (1.86%) GDPR
5 6 (1.59%) Data Quality
6 4 (1.06%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.53%) Dublin Core
8 2 (0.53%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.27%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 102 (27.06%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.33%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.06%) XenApp
5 3 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.27%) vSphere
6 1 (0.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (5.31%) SCCM
2 10 (2.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (1.06%) AirWatch
3 4 (1.06%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (1.06%) PaperCut
4 1 (0.27%) Ansible
4 1 (0.27%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.27%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 241 (63.93%) Microsoft
2 28 (7.43%) Citrix
3 27 (7.16%) Oracle
4 16 (4.24%) Cisco
5 15 (3.98%) Google
6 14 (3.71%) SAP
6 14 (3.71%) VMware
7 12 (3.18%) Apple
8 9 (2.39%) Adobe
9 8 (2.12%) Avaya
9 8 (2.12%) Lotus
9 8 (2.12%) Tableau
10 7 (1.86%) HP
11 6 (1.59%) IFS
11 6 (1.59%) Infor
11 6 (1.59%) ServiceNow
11 6 (1.59%) Veeam
12 4 (1.06%) FactSet
12 4 (1.06%) Fidessa
12 4 (1.06%) Workday