Period
to 19 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 19 November 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 > South East
6 months to
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 41 46 50
Rank change year-on-year +5 +4 -14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 714 746 676
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 5.29% 4.51% 4.07%
As % of the Applications category 49.86% 45.08% 38.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 380 311
South East median daily rate £299 £275 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.64% - -5.17%
10th Percentile £120 £135 £113
90th Percentile £550 £488 £488
England median daily rate £288 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -4.17% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 110 133
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £13.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.86% +7.57% -13.23%
10th Percentile £11.85 £10.24 £9.25
90th Percentile £63.75 £20.03 £20.74
England median hourly rate £16.25 £15.30 £14.00
% change year-on-year +6.21% +9.29% -6.67%

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 South East with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 1,432 1,655 1,741
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 10.60% 10.01% 10.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 707 904 925
South East median daily rate £350 £375 £349
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.45% +9.06%
10th Percentile £139 £155 £131
90th Percentile £538 £525 £505
England median daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 149 208
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -3.23% -6.06%
10th Percentile £10.80 £9.64 £9.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £35.00 £32.65
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +9.38% +3.23% -6.06%

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in the South East

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in the South East

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in the South East over the 6 months to 19 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in the South East

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in the South East

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in the South East over the 6 months to 19 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Office in the South East

Microsoft Office
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 19 November 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
Thames Valley +8 318 £225 -13.46% 97
Berkshire +11 205 £208 -40.71% 46
Hampshire +9 177 £299 -25.31% 54
Surrey +29 117 £358 +30.00% 36
Buckinghamshire -8 86 £288 +15.00% 31
West Sussex +17 58 £313 -6.02% 29
Oxfordshire +17 27 £210 -16.00% 20
Kent +10 20 £341 +80.79% 28
East Sussex +10 19 £185 -38.50% 8
Middlesex +7 1 - - 1
Home Counties +1 1 - -
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 South East region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 474 (66.39%) Microsoft
2 345 (48.32%) Windows
3 205 (28.71%) Active Directory
4 202 (28.29%) Microsoft Excel
5 174 (24.37%) Office 365
6 155 (21.71%) Windows 10
7 136 (19.05%) Windows 7
8 127 (17.79%) Finance
9 124 (17.37%) Security Cleared
10 115 (16.11%) ITIL
11 109 (15.27%) Project Management
12 102 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
13 94 (13.17%) SC Cleared
14 90 (12.61%) Degree
15 85 (11.90%) Problem-Solving
16 82 (11.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
17 80 (11.20%) SQL
18 78 (10.92%) SharePoint
18 78 (10.92%) Telecoms
19 76 (10.64%) Windows Server
20 75 (10.50%) Agile Software Development
21 74 (10.36%) Azure
22 67 (9.38%) TCP/IP
22 67 (9.38%) SCCM
23 65 (9.10%) Service Management
23 65 (9.10%) Change Management
24 64 (8.96%) SLA
25 63 (8.82%) Internet
25 63 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
25 63 (8.82%) Self-Motivation

Microsoft Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 78 (10.92%) SharePoint
2 44 (6.16%) MS Exchange
3 20 (2.80%) Skype for Business
4 15 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (1.96%) Confluence
6 12 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2007
6 12 (1.68%) SAS
7 10 (1.40%) IBM Notes
8 8 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (0.84%) IIS
11 5 (0.70%) Apache Spark
11 5 (0.70%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (0.42%) ArcGIS
12 3 (0.42%) CMS
12 3 (0.42%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.28%) nginx
13 2 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 202 (28.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 82 (11.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 60 (8.40%) MS Visio
4 45 (6.30%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (1.68%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (1.12%) Acrobat
6 8 (1.12%) Open Workbench
7 4 (0.56%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.28%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.14%) CATIA
9 1 (0.14%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.14%) Figma
9 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (1.96%) assyst
2 11 (1.54%) Oracle EBS R12
2 11 (1.54%) Oracle Receivables
2 11 (1.54%) Oracle TCA
3 8 (1.12%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.98%) SAP SRM
5 6 (0.84%) SAP S/4HANA
6 5 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.56%) Oracle HRMS
7 4 (0.56%) SAP HCM
8 3 (0.42%) Dynamics GP
8 3 (0.42%) Eloqua
9 2 (0.28%) Oracle iProcurement
9 2 (0.28%) SAP MDG
10 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.14%) Elite 3E
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
10 1 (0.14%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 174 (24.37%) Office 365
2 74 (10.36%) Azure
3 48 (6.72%) IaaS
3 48 (6.72%) PaaS
4 47 (6.58%) SaaS
5 23 (3.22%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 17 (2.38%) Power Platform
7 13 (1.82%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.84%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (0.70%) AWS
10 5 (0.70%) PowerApps
10 5 (0.70%) SuccessFactors
11 4 (0.56%) Boomi
12 3 (0.42%) Azure Stack
12 3 (0.42%) G Suite
12 3 (0.42%) OneDrive
13 2 (0.28%) Adobe Analytics
13 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Flow
13 2 (0.28%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 67 (9.38%) TCP/IP
2 63 (8.82%) Internet
3 59 (8.26%) VPN
4 56 (7.84%) DNS
5 54 (7.56%) Firewall
6 43 (6.02%) SAN
7 34 (4.76%) WAN
8 31 (4.34%) LAN
8 31 (4.34%) Reverse Proxy
8 31 (4.34%) Wireless
9 29 (4.06%) NAS
10 27 (3.78%) Remote Desktop
11 21 (2.94%) Skype
12 20 (2.80%) DHCP
13 17 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
14 15 (2.10%) Intranet
15 13 (1.82%) Ethernet
16 12 (1.68%) NetScaler
17 10 (1.40%) VoIP
17 10 (1.40%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (4.34%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.96%) Relational Database
3 13 (1.82%) Power BI
4 10 (1.40%) Azure SQL Database
5 9 (1.26%) BusinessObjects
5 9 (1.26%) Oracle Reports
6 7 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (0.84%) MS Access
7 6 (0.84%) MySQL
8 5 (0.70%) Hadoop
8 5 (0.70%) HDInsight
8 5 (0.70%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.56%) GIS
9 4 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (0.56%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (0.42%) DB2
10 3 (0.42%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 3 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 31 (4.34%) JIRA
2 10 (1.40%) Visual Studio Team System
3 9 (1.26%) PVCS
4 5 (0.70%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (0.42%) Bugzilla
5 3 (0.42%) JIRA Agile
5 3 (0.42%) Subversion
5 3 (0.42%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.28%) Selenium
7 1 (0.14%) Ant
7 1 (0.14%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.14%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.14%) Firebug
7 1 (0.14%) Grunt
7 1 (0.14%) gulp
7 1 (0.14%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.14%) JMeter
7 1 (0.14%) JUnit
7 1 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 127 (17.79%) Finance
2 78 (10.92%) Telecoms
3 33 (4.62%) Public Sector
4 16 (2.24%) Banking
5 15 (2.10%) Legal
6 10 (1.40%) Mandarin Language
6 10 (1.40%) Retail
7 8 (1.12%) Automotive
8 7 (0.98%) French Language
8 7 (0.98%) German Language
9 5 (0.70%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.70%) Marketing
9 5 (0.70%) Military
9 5 (0.70%) Spanish Language
10 4 (0.56%) Advertising
10 4 (0.56%) Billing
10 4 (0.56%) Electronics
10 4 (0.56%) Local Government
11 2 (0.28%) Polish Language
11 2 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 177 (24.79%) Analyst
2 73 (10.22%) Service Analyst
3 70 (9.80%) Service Desk Analyst
4 68 (9.52%) Support Engineer
5 55 (7.70%) Coordinator
6 50 (7.00%) Desktop Support
7 44 (6.16%) Architect
8 43 (6.02%) IT Support
9 40 (5.60%) IT Analyst
10 35 (4.90%) Business Analyst
10 35 (4.90%) Consultant
11 34 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
12 33 (4.62%) Project Manager
13 32 (4.48%) Desktop Engineer
14 29 (4.06%) Project Coordinator
15 28 (3.92%) 1st Line Support
15 28 (3.92%) Service Desk Support
16 23 (3.22%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 23 (3.22%) IT Engineer
16 23 (3.22%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (4.76%) Web Services
2 17 (2.38%) HTML
3 15 (2.10%) Middleware
4 11 (1.54%) .NET
5 9 (1.26%) CSS
6 6 (0.84%) Oracle Fusion
7 5 (0.70%) ASP.NET
7 5 (0.70%) jQuery
8 4 (0.56%) HTML5
8 4 (0.56%) React
9 3 (0.42%) Bulma
9 3 (0.42%) Semantic UI
9 3 (0.42%) Vue.js
9 3 (0.42%) XML
10 2 (0.28%) 802.1X
10 2 (0.28%) AngularJS
10 2 (0.28%) Elastic Stack
10 2 (0.28%) LDAP
10 2 (0.28%) Node.js
10 2 (0.28%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 102 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (8.82%) Self-Motivation
3 27 (3.78%) Data Centre
3 27 (3.78%) Driving Licence
3 27 (3.78%) Replication
4 26 (3.64%) Management Information System
5 19 (2.66%) Hybrid Cloud
6 17 (2.38%) Blackberry
6 17 (2.38%) Data Structures
7 16 (2.24%) NHS
8 13 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (1.68%) CMDB
10 11 (1.54%) Smartphone
11 8 (1.12%) Fat Client
11 8 (1.12%) iPhone
11 8 (1.12%) Thin Client
12 7 (0.98%) BYOD
12 7 (0.98%) Client/Server
12 7 (0.98%) PMI
13 6 (0.84%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 345 (48.32%) Windows
2 155 (21.71%) Windows 10
3 136 (19.05%) Windows 7
4 76 (10.64%) Windows Server
5 40 (5.60%) Linux
6 33 (4.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 31 (4.34%) Android
8 27 (3.78%) Apple iOS
9 25 (3.50%) Mac OS
10 24 (3.36%) Windows 8
11 22 (3.08%) Windows XP
12 19 (2.66%) Unix
12 19 (2.66%) Windows Server 2012
13 12 (1.68%) Windows Vista
14 11 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (1.26%) Mac OS X
16 7 (0.98%) Windows 2000
17 5 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 5 (0.70%) Solaris
18 2 (0.28%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (16.11%) ITIL
2 109 (15.27%) Project Management
3 85 (11.90%) Problem-Solving
4 75 (10.50%) Agile Software Development
5 65 (9.10%) Change Management
5 65 (9.10%) Service Management
6 63 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 60 (8.40%) ITSM
8 56 (7.84%) Migration
9 44 (6.16%) Decision-Making
10 43 (6.02%) ERP
11 40 (5.60%) Incident Management
11 40 (5.60%) Project Delivery
12 39 (5.46%) Analytics
12 39 (5.46%) Data Modelling
13 38 (5.32%) Change Control
14 37 (5.18%) Computer Science
15 35 (4.90%) Data Analysis
15 35 (4.90%) PRINCE2
16 32 (4.48%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 80 (11.20%) SQL
2 39 (5.46%) PowerShell
3 11 (1.54%) JavaScript
4 10 (1.40%) C
4 10 (1.40%) C#
5 9 (1.26%) Python
6 6 (0.84%) VB.NET
7 5 (0.70%) PHP
7 5 (0.70%) R
7 5 (0.70%) T-SQL
8 4 (0.56%) Java
9 3 (0.42%) VB
10 2 (0.28%) COBOL
10 2 (0.28%) JCL
11 1 (0.14%) BeanShell
11 1 (0.14%) Bourne shell
11 1 (0.14%) Korn
11 1 (0.14%) Perl
11 1 (0.14%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 124 (17.37%) Security Cleared
2 94 (13.17%) SC Cleared
3 90 (12.61%) Degree
4 42 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 28 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
6 26 (3.64%) MCSE
7 19 (2.66%) CCNA
8 16 (2.24%) DV Cleared
9 15 (2.10%) ISEB
10 12 (1.68%) CCNP
11 11 (1.54%) PMI Certification
12 10 (1.40%) MCP
13 9 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (1.26%) TOGAF Certification
14 6 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
14 6 (0.84%) MCSA
15 4 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 4 (0.56%) PMP
15 4 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 4 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (8.96%) SLA
2 46 (6.44%) PMO
3 27 (3.78%) QA
4 20 (2.80%) Data Quality
5 8 (1.12%) P3O
6 5 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.56%) COBIT
7 4 (0.56%) GDPR
8 3 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.28%) NCSC
10 1 (0.14%) ECSS
10 1 (0.14%) GxP
10 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.14%) JSP 440
System Software
1 205 (28.71%) Active Directory
2 27 (3.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (3.08%) Hyper-V
4 14 (1.96%) XenDesktop
5 10 (1.40%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (1.40%) vSphere
6 9 (1.26%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 7 (0.98%) XenApp
8 6 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.42%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.28%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.28%) NDS
10 2 (0.28%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 2 (0.28%) vCloud
10 2 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.14%) Docker
11 1 (0.14%) RACF
Systems Management
1 67 (9.38%) SCCM
2 21 (2.94%) Microsoft Intune
3 13 (1.82%) Single Sign-On
4 10 (1.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 9 (1.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 7 (0.98%) SCOM
6 7 (0.98%) ServiceCenter
7 6 (0.84%) AirWatch
7 6 (0.84%) Cisco CUCM
7 6 (0.84%) Cisco UCCX
8 5 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (0.70%) WSUS
9 3 (0.42%) Ansible
10 2 (0.28%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.28%) Control-M
10 2 (0.28%) Jamf Pro
10 2 (0.28%) Kibana
10 2 (0.28%) logstash
10 2 (0.28%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.28%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 474 (66.39%) Microsoft
2 59 (8.26%) Oracle
3 56 (7.84%) HP
4 46 (6.44%) Citrix
5 45 (6.30%) Cisco
6 40 (5.60%) VMware
7 38 (5.32%) SAP
8 33 (4.62%) Workday
9 32 (4.48%) Remedy
10 31 (4.34%) Apple
11 22 (3.08%) ServiceNow
12 21 (2.94%) IBM
13 20 (2.80%) Dell
14 14 (1.96%) Adobe
15 12 (1.68%) Juniper
16 11 (1.54%) Ivanti
17 10 (1.40%) Ariba
17 10 (1.40%) Bomgar
17 10 (1.40%) Fujitsu
17 10 (1.40%) Lotus