Period
to 6 June 2020

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 6 June 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 > North of England
6 months to
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 34 66 81
Rank change year-on-year +32 +15 -22
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 290 366 357
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North of England 5.36% 3.40% 2.97%
As % of the Applications category 56.64% 42.51% 39.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 204 189
Median daily rate £300 £280 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -13.85% +12.07%
10th Percentile £111 £120 £128
90th Percentile £520 £488 £488
England median daily rate £279 £306 £300
% change year-on-year -8.76% +1.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 73 77
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +10.34% +7.41%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £11.00
90th Percentile £40.83 £28.92 £30.25
England median hourly rate £17.00 £15.14 £15.00
% change year-on-year +12.32% +0.90% -

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 512 861 894
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North of England 9.47% 7.99% 7.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 506 508
Median daily rate £325 £325 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.41% +6.25%
10th Percentile £135 £145 £155
90th Percentile £525 £567 £488
England median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 105 123
Median hourly rate £18.75 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.29% +13.33% -3.23%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £11.05
90th Percentile £41.46 £41.50 £34.41
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94% +6.25%

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

Job postings citing Microsoft Office as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Office in the North of England.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in the North of England

Microsoft Office
Daily Rate Histogram in the North of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Office in the North of England over the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in the North of England

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Office in the North of England.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in the North of England

Microsoft Office
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North of England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microsoft Office in the North of England over the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

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 6 June 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
North West +34 156 £250 +11.39% 27
Yorkshire +22 112 £325 +8.33% 6
North East +22 22 £425 +88.89% 4
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 6 June 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 North of England region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 211 (72.76%) Microsoft
2 134 (46.21%) Windows
3 76 (26.21%) Active Directory
4 69 (23.79%) Office 365
5 67 (23.10%) Microsoft Excel
6 66 (22.76%) Problem-Solving
7 61 (21.03%) Windows 10
8 59 (20.34%) ITIL
9 54 (18.62%) Analytical Skills
10 49 (16.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 46 (15.86%) Finance
12 41 (14.14%) Security Cleared
13 39 (13.45%) Change Management
14 38 (13.10%) Windows Server
15 35 (12.07%) Project Management
16 33 (11.38%) Windows 7
16 33 (11.38%) Incident Management
17 32 (11.03%) SharePoint
18 31 (10.69%) SC Cleared
19 30 (10.34%) Degree
20 29 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
21 27 (9.31%) SCCM
22 26 (8.97%) Service Delivery
23 25 (8.62%) SLA
23 25 (8.62%) Public Sector
24 22 (7.59%) Service Management
24 22 (7.59%) Azure
25 21 (7.24%) Citrix
26 19 (6.55%) Apple
26 19 (6.55%) MS Visio

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 32 (11.03%) SharePoint
2 15 (5.17%) MS Exchange
3 9 (3.10%) IBM Notes
4 5 (1.72%) Skype for Business
4 5 (1.72%) WordPress
5 4 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (1.03%) SAS
7 2 (0.69%) Confluence
7 2 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.34%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.34%) IIS
8 1 (0.34%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 67 (23.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 49 (16.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 19 (6.55%) Microsoft Project
3 19 (6.55%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.72%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (1.03%) Acrobat
5 3 (1.03%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.69%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.34%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.34%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 3 (1.03%) Dynamics NAV
1 3 (1.03%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.34%) assyst
3 1 (0.34%) Primavera
3 1 (0.34%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 69 (23.79%) Office 365
2 22 (7.59%) Azure
3 14 (4.83%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (3.79%) Power Platform
5 4 (1.38%) IaaS
6 3 (1.03%) Basecamp
6 3 (1.03%) OneDrive
6 3 (1.03%) Power Automate
6 3 (1.03%) PowerApps
7 2 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.69%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.69%) PaaS
7 2 (0.69%) SaaS
7 2 (0.69%) Smartsheet
7 2 (0.69%) Yammer
8 1 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.34%) AdWords
8 1 (0.34%) Dropbox
8 1 (0.34%) Google Docs
8 1 (0.34%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.48%) VPN
2 12 (4.14%) Skype
3 10 (3.45%) LAN
4 9 (3.10%) TCP/IP
4 9 (3.10%) WAN
5 8 (2.76%) Remote Desktop
6 7 (2.41%) DNS
6 7 (2.41%) Firewall
7 6 (2.07%) Internet
7 6 (2.07%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (1.72%) DHCP
8 5 (1.72%) WebEx
8 5 (1.72%) Wireless
9 4 (1.38%) MPLS
10 3 (1.03%) Network Security
10 3 (1.03%) Structured Cabling
11 2 (0.69%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (0.69%) OSPF
11 2 (0.69%) VLAN
11 2 (0.69%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.55%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.76%) Power BI
3 4 (1.38%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (1.38%) SQL Server 2016
3 4 (1.38%) SQL Server 2017
4 3 (1.03%) Data Mining
4 3 (1.03%) GIS
4 3 (1.03%) Qlik Sense
4 3 (1.03%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.03%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.69%) MS Access
5 2 (0.69%) QlikView
6 1 (0.34%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (0.34%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.34%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.03%) JIRA
2 2 (0.69%) GCC
2 2 (0.69%) VectorCAST
3 1 (0.34%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.34%) Balsamiq
3 1 (0.34%) Hudson
3 1 (0.34%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.34%) RStudio
3 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 46 (15.86%) Finance
2 25 (8.62%) Public Sector
3 10 (3.45%) Financial Institution
4 7 (2.41%) Banking
5 6 (2.07%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.07%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.72%) Legal
7 4 (1.38%) Back Office
7 4 (1.38%) Electronics
7 4 (1.38%) Marketing
8 3 (1.03%) Local Government
8 3 (1.03%) Publishing
8 3 (1.03%) Retail
9 2 (0.69%) Advertising
9 2 (0.69%) Law
9 2 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.34%) Avionics
10 1 (0.34%) Front Office
10 1 (0.34%) German Language
10 1 (0.34%) Military
Job Titles
1 108 (37.24%) Analyst
2 43 (14.83%) Service Analyst
3 39 (13.45%) Service Desk Analyst
4 20 (6.90%) Desktop Support
4 20 (6.90%) Windows Engineer
5 18 (6.21%) Support Engineer
6 16 (5.52%) Support Analyst
7 15 (5.17%) Business Analyst
7 15 (5.17%) IT Support
8 14 (4.83%) 2nd Line Support
9 13 (4.48%) Data Analyst
10 11 (3.79%) 1st Line Support
10 11 (3.79%) Deployment Engineer
11 10 (3.45%) Service Desk Support
12 9 (3.10%) 1st Line Support Analyst
12 9 (3.10%) Field Engineer
12 9 (3.10%) IT Engineer
12 9 (3.10%) Windows Deployment Engineer
13 8 (2.76%) Deskside Support
13 8 (2.76%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.72%) .NET
2 3 (1.03%) HTML
3 2 (0.69%) CSS
3 2 (0.69%) Velocity
4 1 (0.34%) XML
4 1 (0.34%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 54 (18.62%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (6.55%) Self-Motivation
3 18 (6.21%) Driving Licence
4 15 (5.17%) Management Information System
4 15 (5.17%) NHS
5 7 (2.41%) Chip and PIN
6 5 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (1.38%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.38%) Clustering
7 4 (1.38%) Handset
7 4 (1.38%) Robotics
8 3 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.03%) PDA
8 3 (1.03%) Smartphone
8 3 (1.03%) Social Media
9 2 (0.69%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.69%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.69%) Fibre Optics
9 2 (0.69%) iPad
9 2 (0.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 134 (46.21%) Windows
2 61 (21.03%) Windows 10
3 38 (13.10%) Windows Server
4 33 (11.38%) Windows 7
5 15 (5.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (3.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (3.10%) Linux
8 8 (2.76%) Android
9 7 (2.41%) Unix
9 7 (2.41%) Windows Server 2016
9 7 (2.41%) Windows XP
10 5 (1.72%) Mac OS X
11 4 (1.38%) Solaris
11 4 (1.38%) SUSE
11 4 (1.38%) Windows 2000
11 4 (1.38%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (1.38%) Windows Server 2019
12 3 (1.03%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (1.03%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (22.76%) Problem-Solving
2 59 (20.34%) ITIL
3 39 (13.45%) Change Management
4 35 (12.07%) Project Management
5 33 (11.38%) Incident Management
6 29 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (8.97%) Service Delivery
8 22 (7.59%) Service Management
9 18 (6.21%) Line Management
10 15 (5.17%) Migration
10 15 (5.17%) PRINCE2
11 14 (4.83%) Workflow
12 12 (4.14%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (4.14%) Data Privacy
12 12 (4.14%) Decision-Making
12 12 (4.14%) ITSM
12 12 (4.14%) Risk Management
13 11 (3.79%) Project Delivery
13 11 (3.79%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (3.45%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (4.83%) PowerShell
1 14 (4.83%) SQL
2 8 (2.76%) C
2 8 (2.76%) VB
3 6 (2.07%) VBA
4 5 (1.72%) Java
4 5 (1.72%) Python
4 5 (1.72%) VBScript
5 4 (1.38%) C#
5 4 (1.38%) C++
5 4 (1.38%) Ruby
6 3 (1.03%) R
6 3 (1.03%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.69%) Ada
Qualifications
1 41 (14.14%) Security Cleared
2 31 (10.69%) SC Cleared
3 30 (10.34%) Degree
4 18 (6.21%) ITIL Certification
5 12 (4.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (3.10%) CCNA
6 9 (3.10%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (2.76%) MCP
8 7 (2.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (1.38%) A+ Certification
9 4 (1.38%) ISEB
10 3 (1.03%) ISTQB
10 3 (1.03%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.69%) HND
11 2 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.69%) Numerate Degree
11 2 (0.69%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 2 (0.69%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
12 1 (0.34%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (8.62%) SLA
2 16 (5.52%) GDPR
3 12 (4.14%) QA
4 4 (1.38%) PMO
5 2 (0.69%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.69%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.34%) GPG13
6 1 (0.34%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.34%) PSD2
6 1 (0.34%) RMADS
System Software
1 76 (26.21%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.07%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 5 (1.72%) XenApp
4 5 (1.72%) XenDesktop
5 4 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.03%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.69%) vCloud
7 2 (0.69%) vSphere
8 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 27 (9.31%) SCCM
2 12 (4.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 9 (3.10%) Single Sign-On
4 8 (2.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 5 (1.72%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (1.03%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (0.69%) DameWare
7 2 (0.69%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 211 (72.76%) Microsoft
2 21 (7.24%) Citrix
3 19 (6.55%) Apple
4 18 (6.21%) Cisco
5 14 (4.83%) Google
6 13 (4.48%) HP
7 10 (3.45%) Fujitsu
8 9 (3.10%) Lotus
8 9 (3.10%) Oracle
9 8 (2.76%) Adobe
9 8 (2.76%) VMware
10 6 (2.07%) Remedy
11 5 (1.72%) Bomgar
11 5 (1.72%) Tableau
12 4 (1.38%) Automation Anywhere
12 4 (1.38%) Dell
12 4 (1.38%) SAP
12 4 (1.38%) ServiceNow
12 4 (1.38%) Sun
13 3 (1.03%) Peregrine