Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 47 43 47
Rank change year-on-year -4 +4 -11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 689 794 674
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.67% 4.72% 4.22%
As % of the Applications category 47.95% 44.58% 40.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 422 331
South East median daily rate £336 £300 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.08% -4.00% +9.17%
10th Percentile £131 £120 £124
90th Percentile £590 £500 £488
England median daily rate £300 £300 £315
% change year-on-year - -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 122 138
South East median hourly rate £15.80 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.86% -3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £10.29 £10.35 £9.25
90th Percentile £51.50 £20.25 £32.50
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.49 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.29% +3.27% -6.25%

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 1,437 1,781 1,670
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 9.73% 10.59% 10.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 734 996 891
South East median daily rate £352 £373 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +6.57% +7.69%
10th Percentile £143 £144 £138
90th Percentile £550 £519 £513
England median daily rate £375 £375 £365
% change year-on-year - +2.74% +5.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 167 192
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% - -3.23%
10th Percentile £10.25 £9.83 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.19 £38.60 £32.95
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.03% - -

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -6 301 £225 -12.96% 99
Berkshire +4 178 £320 +6.67% 49
Hampshire -14 160 £335 -10.67% 68
Surrey +21 127 £425 +19.72% 54
Buckinghamshire -18 82 £313 +25.00% 28
West Sussex +36 54 £313 -19.35% 28
Oxfordshire +12 41 £143 -50.43% 22
Kent -3 24 £350 +84.21% 20
East Sussex -5 16 £400 +14.29% 12
Middlesex +17 5 £610 +43.53%
Home Counties - 1 - -
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 446 (64.73%) Microsoft
2 291 (42.24%) Windows
3 209 (30.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 185 (26.85%) Active Directory
5 166 (24.09%) Office 365
6 156 (22.64%) Finance
7 117 (16.98%) Windows 10
8 104 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
9 99 (14.37%) Analytical Skills
10 98 (14.22%) Project Management
11 97 (14.08%) Security Cleared
12 92 (13.35%) Windows 7
13 88 (12.77%) SharePoint
14 84 (12.19%) ITIL
15 82 (11.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
16 77 (11.18%) Problem-Solving
17 76 (11.03%) Degree
18 75 (10.89%) Microsoft Azure
18 75 (10.89%) SC Cleared
18 75 (10.89%) Windows Server
19 69 (10.01%) SQL
20 66 (9.58%) Self-Motivation
21 58 (8.42%) Stakeholder Management
22 57 (8.27%) Migration
23 56 (8.13%) MS Exchange
24 55 (7.98%) Telecoms
25 53 (7.69%) TCP/IP
25 53 (7.69%) SLA
26 52 (7.55%) Oracle
26 52 (7.55%) PMO

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 88 (12.77%) SharePoint
2 56 (8.13%) MS Exchange
3 35 (5.08%) Skype for Business
4 31 (4.50%) Confluence
5 30 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (1.74%) Tomcat
7 10 (1.45%) IIS
8 7 (1.02%) IBM Notes
9 6 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (0.73%) Apache Spark
10 5 (0.73%) Oracle Workflow
10 5 (0.73%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.58%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.44%) ArcGIS
12 3 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (0.44%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.44%) SAS
13 2 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 209 (30.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 82 (11.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 51 (7.40%) MS Visio
4 36 (5.22%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (1.45%) Open Workbench
6 4 (0.58%) Camtasia
7 3 (0.44%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.29%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.15%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.15%) CATIA
9 1 (0.15%) Siemens NX
9 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.31%) Oracle EBS R12
1 9 (1.31%) Oracle Receivables
1 9 (1.31%) Oracle TCA
2 7 (1.02%) assyst
2 7 (1.02%) SAP CO
2 7 (1.02%) SAP FI
2 7 (1.02%) SAP FI/CO
2 7 (1.02%) SAP SRM
3 6 (0.87%) SAP S/4HANA
4 5 (0.73%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.44%) Eloqua
5 3 (0.44%) HFM
5 3 (0.44%) Primavera
6 2 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.15%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 166 (24.09%) Office 365
2 75 (10.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (6.10%) IaaS
4 40 (5.81%) PaaS
4 40 (5.81%) SaaS
5 26 (3.77%) Power Platform
6 14 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
6 14 (2.03%) Azure Active Directory
6 14 (2.03%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 5 (0.73%) PowerApps
8 4 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.44%) G Suite
9 3 (0.44%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.29%) Boomi
10 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Flow
10 2 (0.29%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.29%) ShareGate
10 2 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.15%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 53 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 48 (6.97%) VPN
3 47 (6.82%) Firewall
4 45 (6.53%) DNS
5 44 (6.39%) Internet
6 37 (5.37%) Skype
7 35 (5.08%) LAN
8 34 (4.93%) WAN
9 23 (3.34%) DHCP
10 22 (3.19%) SAN
10 22 (3.19%) Wireless
11 17 (2.47%) Reverse Proxy
12 16 (2.32%) Remote Desktop
13 15 (2.18%) Intranet
13 15 (2.18%) NetScaler
14 14 (2.03%) NAS
14 14 (2.03%) Wi-Fi
15 11 (1.60%) SSL
16 10 (1.45%) Ethernet
17 9 (1.31%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (6.68%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.90%) Power BI
3 13 (1.89%) BusinessObjects
3 13 (1.89%) Relational Database
4 8 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (1.02%) DB2
5 7 (1.02%) MS Access
5 7 (1.02%) MySQL
6 6 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (0.73%) Azure SQL Database
7 5 (0.73%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 5 (0.73%) Data Lake
7 5 (0.73%) DB2 UDB
7 5 (0.73%) Hadoop
7 5 (0.73%) HDInsight
8 4 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (0.58%) SQL Server 2017
9 3 (0.44%) GIS
9 3 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 41 (5.95%) JIRA
2 15 (2.18%) PVCS
3 8 (1.16%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.87%) Selenium
5 5 (0.73%) Ant
5 5 (0.73%) Eclipse
5 5 (0.73%) JUnit
5 5 (0.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 5 (0.73%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.58%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.29%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.15%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (0.15%) Firebug
8 1 (0.15%) Grunt
8 1 (0.15%) gulp
8 1 (0.15%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (0.15%) JMeter
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle APEX
General
1 156 (22.64%) Finance
2 55 (7.98%) Telecoms
3 27 (3.92%) Banking
4 19 (2.76%) French Language
5 17 (2.47%) German Language
5 17 (2.47%) Legal
6 16 (2.32%) Retail
7 12 (1.74%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.45%) Mandarin Language
8 10 (1.45%) Marketing
9 9 (1.31%) Automotive
9 9 (1.31%) Electronics
10 5 (0.73%) Aerospace
10 5 (0.73%) Billing
10 5 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.58%) Spanish Language
12 3 (0.44%) Back Office
12 3 (0.44%) Polish Language
13 2 (0.29%) Advertising
13 2 (0.29%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 183 (26.56%) Analyst
2 63 (9.14%) Service Analyst
3 60 (8.71%) Support Engineer
4 58 (8.42%) Service Desk Analyst
5 44 (6.39%) IT Support
5 44 (6.39%) Project Manager
6 42 (6.10%) Architect
6 42 (6.10%) Coordinator
7 38 (5.52%) Consultant
8 37 (5.37%) Desktop Support
9 36 (5.22%) 1st Line Support
10 34 (4.93%) 2nd Line Support
10 34 (4.93%) IT Analyst
11 33 (4.79%) Business Analyst
12 26 (3.77%) Service Desk Support
13 25 (3.63%) Project Coordinator
14 24 (3.48%) Desktop Engineer
15 23 (3.34%) Support Analyst
16 22 (3.19%) Administrator
16 22 (3.19%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.90%) Web Services
2 17 (2.47%) HTML
3 12 (1.74%) .NET
4 10 (1.45%) LDAP
4 10 (1.45%) Node.js
4 10 (1.45%) XML
5 9 (1.31%) Middleware
6 7 (1.02%) SailPoint
6 7 (1.02%) SOAP
7 6 (0.87%) AngularJS
8 5 (0.73%) ASP.NET
8 5 (0.73%) CSS
8 5 (0.73%) Electron Framework
8 5 (0.73%) HTML5
8 5 (0.73%) jQuery
8 5 (0.73%) JSP
8 5 (0.73%) Servlets
9 3 (0.44%) Elastic Stack
10 2 (0.29%) 802.1X
10 2 (0.29%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 99 (14.37%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (9.58%) Self-Motivation
3 36 (5.22%) Management Information System
4 32 (4.64%) Data Centre
5 18 (2.61%) Driving Licence
6 15 (2.18%) Replication
6 15 (2.18%) Virtual Team
7 14 (2.03%) Mainframe
8 13 (1.89%) Public Cloud
9 11 (1.60%) Client/Server
9 11 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
10 10 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
10 10 (1.45%) NHS
11 9 (1.31%) Social Media
12 8 (1.16%) Mobile App
13 7 (1.02%) Security Operations Centre
13 7 (1.02%) Smartphone
14 6 (0.87%) Data Structures
14 6 (0.87%) iPhone
14 6 (0.87%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 291 (42.24%) Windows
2 117 (16.98%) Windows 10
3 92 (13.35%) Windows 7
4 75 (10.89%) Windows Server
5 34 (4.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (3.92%) Linux
7 23 (3.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (3.19%) Android
9 20 (2.90%) Windows 8
10 17 (2.47%) Apple iOS
11 16 (2.32%) Mac OS
11 16 (2.32%) Unix
12 15 (2.18%) Windows XP
13 10 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 7 (1.02%) Mac OS X
15 6 (0.87%) Solaris
15 6 (0.87%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.44%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
17 2 (0.29%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (14.22%) Project Management
3 84 (12.19%) ITIL
4 77 (11.18%) Problem-Solving
5 58 (8.42%) Stakeholder Management
6 57 (8.27%) Migration
7 45 (6.53%) Change Management
8 42 (6.10%) Service Management
9 37 (5.37%) Workflow
10 35 (5.08%) Decision-Making
11 34 (4.93%) ERP
12 33 (4.79%) Change Control
13 30 (4.35%) ITSM
14 29 (4.21%) Computer Science
14 29 (4.21%) DevOps
15 28 (4.06%) Configuration Management
15 28 (4.06%) Data Analysis
16 25 (3.63%) Data Modelling
16 25 (3.63%) Scrum
17 23 (3.34%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 69 (10.01%) SQL
2 33 (4.79%) PowerShell
3 16 (2.32%) Python
4 14 (2.03%) Java
5 13 (1.89%) JavaScript
6 8 (1.16%) PHP
7 7 (1.02%) C
8 5 (0.73%) BeanShell
8 5 (0.73%) Bourne shell
8 5 (0.73%) C#
8 5 (0.73%) Korn
8 5 (0.73%) Perl
8 5 (0.73%) R
8 5 (0.73%) T-SQL
9 4 (0.58%) VBScript
10 2 (0.29%) COBOL
10 2 (0.29%) ES6
10 2 (0.29%) JCL
10 2 (0.29%) Ruby
11 1 (0.15%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 97 (14.08%) Security Cleared
2 76 (11.03%) Degree
3 75 (10.89%) SC Cleared
4 38 (5.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (2.90%) MCSE
6 19 (2.76%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (1.89%) DV Cleared
7 13 (1.89%) ISEB
8 12 (1.74%) CCNA
9 11 (1.60%) MCP
10 10 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
11 9 (1.31%) MCSA
12 8 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (1.02%) CCNP
13 7 (1.02%) CISSP
14 5 (0.73%) ISTQB
14 5 (0.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 4 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
15 4 (0.58%) DBS Check
15 4 (0.58%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (7.69%) SLA
2 52 (7.55%) PMO
3 23 (3.34%) QA
4 21 (3.05%) Data Quality
5 8 (1.16%) GDPR
5 8 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (1.02%) COBIT
7 6 (0.87%) P3O
8 4 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.58%) ITGC
9 3 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.29%) GMP
10 2 (0.29%) NCSC
11 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 185 (26.85%) Active Directory
2 23 (3.34%) Hyper-V
3 17 (2.47%) XenDesktop
4 14 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (2.03%) vSphere
5 10 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (1.31%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 9 (1.31%) XenApp
7 6 (0.87%) Terminal Services
8 5 (0.73%) RACF
9 3 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.44%) vCloud
10 2 (0.29%) NDS
10 2 (0.29%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 2 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.15%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.15%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 44 (6.39%) SCCM
2 13 (1.89%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (1.02%) Cisco CUCM
3 7 (1.02%) Single Sign-On
4 6 (0.87%) AirWatch
4 6 (0.87%) Cisco UCCX
4 6 (0.87%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 6 (0.87%) SCOM
5 5 (0.73%) WSUS
6 4 (0.58%) Ansible
6 4 (0.58%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 4 (0.58%) Trend Micro Deep Security
7 3 (0.44%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.44%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.44%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.29%) Control-M
8 2 (0.29%) Kibana
8 2 (0.29%) logstash
8 2 (0.29%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 446 (64.73%) Microsoft
2 52 (7.55%) Oracle
3 46 (6.68%) Citrix
4 44 (6.39%) Cisco
5 43 (6.24%) SAP
6 34 (4.93%) HP
6 34 (4.93%) VMware
7 23 (3.34%) ServiceNow
8 21 (3.05%) Apple
9 19 (2.76%) Dell
9 19 (2.76%) Remedy
10 17 (2.47%) Workday
11 16 (2.32%) IBM
12 13 (1.89%) Meraki
13 12 (1.74%) Juniper
13 12 (1.74%) Red Hat
14 10 (1.45%) Ariba
14 10 (1.45%) Ivanti
14 10 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
15 8 (1.16%) Blue Prism