Period
to 22 September 2020

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 22 September 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 > South East
6 months to
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 41 44 42
Rank change year-on-year +3 -2 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 152 693 773
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 4.22% 4.87% 4.71%
As % of the Applications category 44.19% 49.04% 45.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 365 404
Median daily rate £200 £335 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.30% +11.67% -
10th Percentile £104 £133 £125
90th Percentile £448 £588 £513
England median daily rate £278 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -7.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 110 121
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.38 £13.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.40% +19.53% +5.38%
10th Percentile £12.10 £10.23 £10.15
90th Percentile £35.00 £82.50 £21.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +9.38% +3.23% +6.90%

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 South East with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 344 1,413 1,702
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 9.54% 9.93% 10.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 724 957
Median daily rate £330 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.71% -6.67% +10.29%
10th Percentile £125 £141 £150
90th Percentile £560 £549 £525
England median daily rate £385 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +2.67% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 171 164
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.71% +25.00% -7.10%
10th Percentile £12.40 £10.09 £9.19
90th Percentile £48.35 £54.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate £19.39 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +10.80% +6.06% +2.74%

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Microsoft Office as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Office in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in the South East

Microsoft Office
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Office in the South East over the 6 months to 22 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in the South East

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Office in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in the South East

Microsoft Office
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microsoft Office in the South East over the 6 months to 22 September 2020.

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 22 September 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
Hampshire +18 57 £135 -58.78% 27
Thames Valley -14 54 £300 +14.50% 19
Berkshire -4 36 £241 +7.11% 4
Surrey +21 28 £195 -54.12% 6
Buckinghamshire -8 15 £330 +10.00% 8
Kent +17 8 £133 -61.66% 9
Oxfordshire +19 3 £325 +85.71% 7
East Sussex +22 2 - - 3
West Sussex -6 2 £225 -25.62% 3
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 South East region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 104 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 63 (41.45%) Windows
3 43 (28.29%) Active Directory
4 40 (26.32%) Microsoft Excel
5 30 (19.74%) Security Cleared
6 28 (18.42%) Office 365
7 27 (17.76%) Agile Software Development
8 25 (16.45%) Windows 10
8 25 (16.45%) Problem-Solving
9 23 (15.13%) SC Cleared
10 22 (14.47%) Windows 7
10 22 (14.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 22 (14.47%) ITIL
11 20 (13.16%) JavaScript
11 20 (13.16%) Finance
12 19 (12.50%) SQL
13 18 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
14 17 (11.18%) Degree
15 16 (10.53%) JIRA
15 16 (10.53%) SCCM
15 16 (10.53%) SharePoint
15 16 (10.53%) Project Management
16 15 (9.87%) MS Visio
17 14 (9.21%) Service Management
18 13 (8.55%) Linux
18 13 (8.55%) HTML
19 12 (7.89%) C#
19 12 (7.89%) SQL Server
19 12 (7.89%) Adobe
19 12 (7.89%) Migration

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 16 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.29%) ArcGIS
2 5 (3.29%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.63%) IIS
4 3 (1.97%) Confluence
4 3 (1.97%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.32%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.32%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.66%) Apache
6 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 40 (26.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (14.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 15 (9.87%) MS Visio
4 6 (3.95%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (1.97%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.66%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.66%) FrameMaker
7 1 (0.66%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.66%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 4 (2.63%) Hyperion Planning
1 4 (2.63%) Oracle General Ledger
1 4 (2.63%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.97%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.66%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.66%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.66%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 28 (18.42%) Office 365
2 7 (4.61%) Azure
3 3 (1.97%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (1.97%) Google Analytics
3 3 (1.97%) Power Platform
4 2 (1.32%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.66%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.66%) G Suite
5 1 (0.66%) PaaS
5 1 (0.66%) PowerApps
5 1 (0.66%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.26%) TCP/IP
1 8 (5.26%) VPN
2 7 (4.61%) Wireless
3 6 (3.95%) LAN
3 6 (3.95%) VoIP
3 6 (3.95%) WAN
4 5 (3.29%) Firewall
4 5 (3.29%) Skype
5 4 (2.63%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (2.63%) DHCP
6 3 (1.97%) DNS
6 3 (1.97%) Ethernet
6 3 (1.97%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.32%) IPsec
7 2 (1.32%) NetScaler
7 2 (1.32%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (1.32%) SAN
8 1 (0.66%) 4G
8 1 (0.66%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.66%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (2.63%) Essbase
3 4 (2.63%) MySQL
3 4 (2.63%) Oracle Smart View
3 4 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.97%) Geospatial Data
4 3 (1.97%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (1.97%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.97%) Power BI
5 2 (1.32%) DB2
5 2 (1.32%) DB2 UDB
6 1 (0.66%) GIS
6 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (10.53%) JIRA
2 3 (1.97%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (1.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.32%) Ant
3 2 (1.32%) ClearCase
3 2 (1.32%) ClearQuest
3 2 (1.32%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.32%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.32%) Selenium
3 2 (1.32%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.66%) JUnit
4 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.66%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (13.16%) Finance
2 11 (7.24%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.61%) Local Government
3 7 (4.61%) Manufacturing
3 7 (4.61%) Marketing
3 7 (4.61%) Retail
4 6 (3.95%) Public Sector
5 4 (2.63%) Electronics
5 4 (2.63%) General Ledger
5 4 (2.63%) Mandarin Language
6 3 (1.97%) Law
7 2 (1.32%) Legal
7 2 (1.32%) Police
8 1 (0.66%) Advertising
8 1 (0.66%) Back Office
8 1 (0.66%) Banking
8 1 (0.66%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.66%) Front Office
8 1 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.66%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 33 (21.71%) Analyst
2 18 (11.84%) Support Engineer
3 13 (8.55%) Developer
3 13 (8.55%) Support Analyst
4 11 (7.24%) Administrator
4 11 (7.24%) Desktop Support
5 9 (5.92%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
7 7 (4.61%) Coordinator
7 7 (4.61%) Data Analyst
7 7 (4.61%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 7 (4.61%) IT Support
7 7 (4.61%) Junior
7 7 (4.61%) Network Engineer
7 7 (4.61%) Technical Support
8 6 (3.95%) Consultant
8 6 (3.95%) Junior Analyst
8 6 (3.95%) Service Analyst
8 6 (3.95%) Technical Support Analyst
8 6 (3.95%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.55%) HTML
2 10 (6.58%) JSON
3 9 (5.92%) XML
4 8 (5.26%) CSS
5 5 (3.29%) React
5 5 (3.29%) Web Services
6 4 (2.63%) .NET
7 3 (1.97%) LDAP
8 2 (1.32%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.32%) Entity Framework
8 2 (1.32%) JSP
8 2 (1.32%) LINQ
8 2 (1.32%) SailPoint
8 2 (1.32%) Servlets
8 2 (1.32%) SOAP
8 2 (1.32%) XSL
9 1 (0.66%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.66%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.66%) Node.js
9 1 (0.66%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.92%) Management Information System
3 8 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (3.95%) Blackberry
4 6 (3.95%) CMDB
5 4 (2.63%) NHS
5 4 (2.63%) Social Media
5 4 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.97%) Blog
6 3 (1.97%) Clustering
6 3 (1.97%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.97%) EPoS
6 3 (1.97%) Fibre Optics
6 3 (1.97%) Smartphone
6 3 (1.97%) User Experience
7 2 (1.32%) iPad
7 2 (1.32%) Life Science
7 2 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.32%) mPOS
7 2 (1.32%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 63 (41.45%) Windows
2 25 (16.45%) Windows 10
3 22 (14.47%) Windows 7
4 13 (8.55%) Linux
5 8 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (3.95%) Windows Server
7 5 (3.29%) Android
7 5 (3.29%) Windows XP
8 4 (2.63%) Windows 8
8 4 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.97%) Unix
9 3 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.32%) AIX
10 2 (1.32%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.32%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.66%) CentOS
11 1 (0.66%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.66%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.66%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (17.76%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (16.45%) Problem-Solving
3 22 (14.47%) ITIL
4 16 (10.53%) Project Management
5 14 (9.21%) Service Management
6 12 (7.89%) Migration
7 10 (6.58%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (6.58%) ERP
8 8 (5.26%) Analytics
8 8 (5.26%) Configuration Management
9 7 (4.61%) Incident Management
9 7 (4.61%) ITSM
9 7 (4.61%) Mobile Device Management
9 7 (4.61%) Problem Management
9 7 (4.61%) Project Delivery
9 7 (4.61%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (3.95%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (3.95%) E-Commerce
10 6 (3.95%) Service Delivery
10 6 (3.95%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 20 (13.16%) JavaScript
2 19 (12.50%) SQL
3 12 (7.89%) C#
4 6 (3.95%) Ruby
5 5 (3.29%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.63%) C
6 4 (2.63%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.97%) Java
7 3 (1.97%) VB
8 2 (1.32%) BeanShell
8 2 (1.32%) Bourne shell
8 2 (1.32%) Korn
8 2 (1.32%) Perl
8 2 (1.32%) VBScript
9 1 (0.66%) C++
9 1 (0.66%) PHP
9 1 (0.66%) Python
9 1 (0.66%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 30 (19.74%) Security Cleared
2 23 (15.13%) SC Cleared
3 17 (11.18%) Degree
4 11 (7.24%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (3.29%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.63%) ACCA
6 4 (2.63%) CIMA
7 3 (1.97%) A+ Certification
7 3 (1.97%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.97%) ISEB
8 2 (1.32%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.32%) MCAD
8 2 (1.32%) MCITP
8 2 (1.32%) MCPD
8 2 (1.32%) MCSE
9 1 (0.66%) MCP
9 1 (0.66%) MCSA
9 1 (0.66%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.26%) PMO
1 8 (5.26%) SLA
2 3 (1.97%) QA
3 2 (1.32%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.66%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.66%) NIST
4 1 (0.66%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 43 (28.29%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.29%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.97%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (1.97%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (1.97%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.97%) XenApp
5 2 (1.32%) RACF
5 2 (1.32%) Terminal Server
5 2 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.32%) vSphere
6 1 (0.66%) Firmware
6 1 (0.66%) NFS
6 1 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.66%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 16 (10.53%) SCCM
2 6 (3.95%) SCOM
3 4 (2.63%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (2.63%) WSUS
4 3 (1.97%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (1.97%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (1.97%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (1.32%) AirWatch
5 2 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.32%) Jamf Pro
5 2 (1.32%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.32%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.66%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.66%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.66%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.66%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.66%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.66%) SCSM
6 1 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 104 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.89%) Adobe
3 11 (7.24%) Cisco
4 10 (6.58%) VMware
5 9 (5.92%) Oracle
5 9 (5.92%) ServiceNow
6 8 (5.26%) Red Hat
6 8 (5.26%) SAP
7 7 (4.61%) Citrix
7 7 (4.61%) HP
7 7 (4.61%) Remedy
8 5 (3.29%) Google
8 5 (3.29%) Symantec
9 4 (2.63%) Apple
9 4 (2.63%) Hyperion
10 3 (1.97%) BMC
10 3 (1.97%) Dell
10 3 (1.97%) IBM
11 2 (1.32%) Lotus
11 2 (1.32%) McAfee