Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 40 47 45
Rank change year-on-year +7 -2 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 261 668 768
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 4.59% 4.47% 4.49%
As % of the Applications category 45.16% 46.68% 41.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 351 418
Median daily rate £225 £341 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.07% +13.75% -5.36%
10th Percentile £113 £130 £120
90th Percentile £500 £590 £519
England median daily rate £300 £313 £300
% change year-on-year -4.00% +4.17% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 108 127
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.38 £14.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.28% +5.27% +0.76%
10th Percentile £11.75 £10.06 £10.50
90th Percentile £30.80 £29.88 £23.10
England median hourly rate £17.00 £15.70 £15.48
% change year-on-year +8.28% +1.42% +3.20%

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 578 1,431 1,846
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 10.16% 9.58% 10.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 733 1,024
Median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £136 £143 £146
90th Percentile £533 £550 £525
England median daily rate £383 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +2.00% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 172 183
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.62 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.34% -2.26% +13.33%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.11 £10.50
90th Percentile £46.00 £44.13 £40.95
Median hourly rate £18.50 £16.62 £17.00
% change year-on-year +11.35% -2.26% +6.25%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 16 July 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
Thames Valley -6 102 £316 +26.54% 23
Hampshire +8 71 £150 -55.56% 7
Surrey +15 53 £200 -52.94% 9
Buckinghamshire +12 45 £405 +1.26% 10
Berkshire -17 41 £254 -15.23% 11
West Sussex +8 26 £347 +15.50% 4
Oxfordshire +20 16 £350 +150.00% 2
Kent +14 7 £133 -61.17% 10
East Sussex +25 2 £340 -15.00% 2
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 162 (62.07%) Microsoft
2 129 (49.43%) Windows
3 90 (34.48%) Active Directory
4 58 (22.22%) Microsoft Excel
5 56 (21.46%) Agile Software Development
5 56 (21.46%) Office 365
6 50 (19.16%) Windows 10
7 46 (17.62%) Security Cleared
8 45 (17.24%) Problem-Solving
9 40 (15.33%) SC Cleared
10 36 (13.79%) SQL
11 34 (13.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 33 (12.64%) JIRA
12 33 (12.64%) SCCM
12 33 (12.64%) Windows 7
13 32 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
14 31 (11.88%) Finance
14 31 (11.88%) SharePoint
14 31 (11.88%) Microsoft Certification
15 30 (11.49%) ITIL
16 29 (11.11%) MS Visio
17 28 (10.73%) Windows Server
18 25 (9.58%) Degree
19 24 (9.20%) Project Management
20 23 (8.81%) ServiceNow
21 22 (8.43%) Migration
22 21 (8.05%) Oracle
22 21 (8.05%) SLA
23 20 (7.66%) SQL Server
23 20 (7.66%) HTML

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 31 (11.88%) SharePoint
2 15 (5.75%) MS Exchange
3 13 (4.98%) Confluence
4 9 (3.45%) Skype for Business
5 8 (3.07%) IIS
6 7 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (1.92%) ArcGIS
7 5 (1.92%) IBM Notes
7 5 (1.92%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (1.15%) CMS
9 3 (1.15%) SAS
10 2 (0.77%) Apache
10 2 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.77%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 58 (22.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (13.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 29 (11.11%) MS Visio
4 16 (6.13%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (1.92%) Acrobat
5 5 (1.92%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (1.15%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.38%) FrameMaker
7 1 (0.38%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 7 (2.68%) assyst
1 7 (2.68%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (2.68%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.53%) Hyperion Planning
2 4 (1.53%) Oracle General Ledger
2 4 (1.53%) SAP SRM
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.38%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.38%) Primavera
3 1 (0.38%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 56 (21.46%) Office 365
2 18 (6.90%) Azure
3 7 (2.68%) Power Platform
4 4 (1.53%) PowerApps
4 4 (1.53%) Trello
5 2 (0.77%) G Suite
5 2 (0.77%) GCP
5 2 (0.77%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.77%) Google Drive
6 1 (0.38%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.38%) Asana
6 1 (0.38%) AWS
6 1 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.38%) Lucidchart
6 1 (0.38%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.38%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.13%) VPN
2 13 (4.98%) Skype
3 12 (4.60%) TCP/IP
3 12 (4.60%) VoIP
4 11 (4.21%) Wireless
5 10 (3.83%) LAN
5 10 (3.83%) Remote Desktop
6 9 (3.45%) Firewall
6 9 (3.45%) WAN
7 6 (2.30%) Intranet
8 5 (1.92%) DHCP
8 5 (1.92%) MPLS
8 5 (1.92%) SAN
8 5 (1.92%) Unified Communications
9 4 (1.53%) Broadband
9 4 (1.53%) Ethernet
9 4 (1.53%) Internet
9 4 (1.53%) WebEx
10 3 (1.15%) DNS
10 3 (1.15%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.66%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.83%) DB2
3 7 (2.68%) DB2 UDB
3 7 (2.68%) MySQL
3 7 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (2.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.53%) Essbase
4 4 (1.53%) Oracle Smart View
4 4 (1.53%) Power BI
5 3 (1.15%) Base SAS
5 3 (1.15%) Geospatial Data
5 3 (1.15%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (1.15%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 3 (1.15%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (0.38%) GIS
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 33 (12.64%) JIRA
2 7 (2.68%) Ant
2 7 (2.68%) Eclipse
2 7 (2.68%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.68%) Selenium
3 6 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (1.92%) JUnit
5 4 (1.53%) ClearCase
5 4 (1.53%) ClearQuest
5 4 (1.53%) PVCS
6 3 (1.15%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.77%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.38%) MSI
8 1 (0.38%) Toad
8 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 31 (11.88%) Finance
2 9 (3.45%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.07%) Marketing
4 7 (2.68%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.68%) Public Sector
4 7 (2.68%) Retail
5 5 (1.92%) Banking
5 5 (1.92%) Electronics
6 4 (1.53%) General Ledger
6 4 (1.53%) Mandarin Language
6 4 (1.53%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.15%) Advertising
7 3 (1.15%) German Language
7 3 (1.15%) Italian Language
7 3 (1.15%) Law
7 3 (1.15%) Legal
7 3 (1.15%) Local Government
8 2 (0.77%) Automotive
8 2 (0.77%) Billing
8 2 (0.77%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 87 (33.33%) Analyst
2 33 (12.64%) Support Analyst
3 32 (12.26%) Support Engineer
4 24 (9.20%) Desktop Support
5 23 (8.81%) Service Analyst
6 22 (8.43%) Service Desk Analyst
7 18 (6.90%) IT Support
8 17 (6.51%) 2nd Line Support
9 15 (5.75%) 1st Line Support
10 13 (4.98%) Business Analyst
10 13 (4.98%) Developer
11 12 (4.60%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 11 (4.21%) Desktop Analyst
12 11 (4.21%) Desktop Engineer
13 10 (3.83%) Coordinator
13 10 (3.83%) Desktop Support Analyst
13 10 (3.83%) IT Analyst
14 9 (3.45%) Administrator
14 9 (3.45%) IT Engineer
14 9 (3.45%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (7.66%) HTML
1 20 (7.66%) XML
2 17 (6.51%) Web Services
3 11 (4.21%) SOAP
4 8 (3.07%) CSS
5 7 (2.68%) JSP
5 7 (2.68%) LDAP
5 7 (2.68%) SailPoint
5 7 (2.68%) Servlets
6 6 (2.30%) .NET
6 6 (2.30%) .NET Framework
6 6 (2.30%) Entity Framework
6 6 (2.30%) LINQ
6 6 (2.30%) XSL
7 5 (1.92%) AngularJS
7 5 (1.92%) Electron Framework
7 5 (1.92%) Node.js
8 3 (1.15%) JSON
8 3 (1.15%) REST
9 1 (0.38%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 32 (12.26%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (7.28%) Self-Motivation
3 14 (5.36%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.07%) Linux Command Line
4 8 (3.07%) NHS
4 8 (3.07%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (2.68%) CMDB
5 7 (2.68%) Mainframe
6 5 (1.92%) Clustering
7 4 (1.53%) Social Media
8 3 (1.15%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.15%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.15%) EPoS
8 3 (1.15%) PDA
9 2 (0.77%) Blog
9 2 (0.77%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.77%) Fibre Optics
9 2 (0.77%) Replication
9 2 (0.77%) Robotics
9 2 (0.77%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 129 (49.43%) Windows
2 50 (19.16%) Windows 10
3 33 (12.64%) Windows 7
4 28 (10.73%) Windows Server
5 13 (4.98%) Linux
6 11 (4.21%) Unix
6 11 (4.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (3.45%) Android
7 9 (3.45%) Windows XP
8 8 (3.07%) Apple iOS
8 8 (3.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (3.07%) Windows 8
8 8 (3.07%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (3.07%) Windows Vista
9 6 (2.30%) Mac OS
9 6 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (1.53%) Windows 2000
10 4 (1.53%) Windows Server 2016
11 3 (1.15%) AIX
11 3 (1.15%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (21.46%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (17.24%) Problem-Solving
3 30 (11.49%) ITIL
4 24 (9.20%) Project Management
5 22 (8.43%) Migration
6 20 (7.66%) Service Management
7 19 (7.28%) ITSM
8 17 (6.51%) SDLC
9 15 (5.75%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (5.75%) Scrum
10 14 (5.36%) Configuration Management
11 13 (4.98%) Data Modelling
11 13 (4.98%) Decision-Making
11 13 (4.98%) PRINCE2
11 13 (4.98%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (4.60%) Analytics
12 12 (4.60%) ERP
12 12 (4.60%) Problem Management
12 12 (4.60%) Process Improvement
12 12 (4.60%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 36 (13.79%) SQL
2 19 (7.28%) JavaScript
3 17 (6.51%) C#
4 11 (4.21%) PowerShell
5 9 (3.45%) C
6 8 (3.07%) Java
7 7 (2.68%) BeanShell
7 7 (2.68%) Bourne shell
7 7 (2.68%) Korn
7 7 (2.68%) Perl
8 6 (2.30%) T-SQL
9 5 (1.92%) PHP
9 5 (1.92%) Python
10 4 (1.53%) VB
11 3 (1.15%) COBOL
11 3 (1.15%) JCL
11 3 (1.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 46 (17.62%) Security Cleared
2 40 (15.33%) SC Cleared
3 31 (11.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (9.58%) Degree
5 11 (4.21%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (4.21%) MCSE
6 9 (3.45%) CCNA
7 8 (3.07%) DV Cleared
8 6 (2.30%) A+ Certification
8 6 (2.30%) MCAD
8 6 (2.30%) MCITP
8 6 (2.30%) MCPD
9 5 (1.92%) DBS Check
9 5 (1.92%) ISEB
10 4 (1.53%) ACCA
10 4 (1.53%) CIMA
10 4 (1.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (1.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (1.15%) CCNP
11 3 (1.15%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.05%) SLA
2 11 (4.21%) PMO
3 5 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.53%) QA
5 3 (1.15%) GxP
6 2 (0.77%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.77%) GDPR
7 1 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.38%) P3O
7 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.38%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 90 (34.48%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.68%) RACF
4 5 (1.92%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.53%) XenApp
6 3 (1.15%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.77%) vSphere
8 1 (0.38%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (0.38%) Firmware
8 1 (0.38%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 33 (12.64%) SCCM
2 7 (2.68%) SCOM
3 5 (1.92%) Microsoft Clustering
3 5 (1.92%) Tivoli
4 4 (1.53%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (1.53%) ServiceCenter
4 4 (1.53%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 4 (1.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (1.53%) WSUS
5 3 (1.15%) Jamf Pro
5 3 (1.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.77%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.38%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.38%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.38%) HP NNM
7 1 (0.38%) Nagios
7 1 (0.38%) Netcool
7 1 (0.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 162 (62.07%) Microsoft
2 23 (8.81%) ServiceNow
3 21 (8.05%) Oracle
4 18 (6.90%) HP
5 15 (5.75%) Citrix
5 15 (5.75%) SAP
6 14 (5.36%) VMware
7 10 (3.83%) Adobe
8 9 (3.45%) IBM
9 8 (3.07%) Apple
9 8 (3.07%) Red Hat
10 7 (2.68%) Cisco
10 7 (2.68%) Remedy
11 6 (2.30%) Google
12 5 (1.92%) BMC
12 5 (1.92%) Dell
12 5 (1.92%) Lotus
12 5 (1.92%) McAfee
13 4 (1.53%) Ariba
13 4 (1.53%) Hyperion