Period
to 6 April 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 6 April 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
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 39 41 47
Rank change year-on-year +2 +6 -12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 495 769 760
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 5.11% 4.89% 4.52%
As % of the Applications category 48.72% 48.86% 42.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 429 375
Median daily rate £250 £313 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +4.17% -7.69%
10th Percentile £115 £129 £117
90th Percentile £502 £538 £525
England median daily rate £250 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -16.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 102 131
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.10 £15.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.31% -3.02% +11.18%
10th Percentile £11.46 £11.00 £10.20
90th Percentile £30.56 £23.98 £24.84
England median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% - +3.45%

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 1,016 1,574 1,804
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 10.48% 10.00% 10.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 840 919
Median daily rate £325 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.96% +4.29% -
10th Percentile £138 £140 £143
90th Percentile £525 £550 £534
England median daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 161 189
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -8.57% +16.67%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.00 £10.40
90th Percentile £40.38 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.10
% change year-on-year +12.50% -0.62% +0.63%

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 6 April 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 6 April 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 6 April 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 +10 251 £250 -9.09% 53
Berkshire +22 141 £200 -45.02% 17
Hampshire +23 110 £168 -52.00% 39
Buckinghamshire -1 80 £302 +25.83% 16
Surrey -3 64 £230 -34.29% 21
West Sussex +5 53 £380 +38.18% 9
Oxfordshire +3 30 £250 +78.57% 20
Kent +8 12 £128 -15.00% 10
East Sussex +9 7 £200 +23.08% 3
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 6 April 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.

1 322 (65.05%) Microsoft
2 263 (53.13%) Windows
3 177 (35.76%) Active Directory
4 124 (25.05%) Office 365
5 117 (23.64%) Windows 10
6 115 (23.23%) Microsoft Excel
7 87 (17.58%) Security Cleared
8 84 (16.97%) Windows 7
9 83 (16.77%) Problem-Solving
10 73 (14.75%) Agile Software Development
11 70 (14.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 70 (14.14%) SCCM
12 68 (13.74%) SC Cleared
13 64 (12.93%) MS Visio
13 64 (12.93%) ITIL
14 62 (12.53%) Analytical Skills
15 60 (12.12%) ITSM
16 59 (11.92%) Project Management
17 57 (11.52%) Finance
17 57 (11.52%) Windows Server
18 56 (11.31%) SharePoint
19 55 (11.11%) Degree
19 55 (11.11%) Migration
20 52 (10.51%) HP
21 50 (10.10%) Microsoft Project
22 49 (9.90%) Microsoft Certification
23 48 (9.70%) SQL
24 45 (9.09%) VPN
25 44 (8.89%) Self-Motivation
26 42 (8.48%) Azure

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 56 (11.31%) SharePoint
2 41 (8.28%) MS Exchange
3 28 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2007
4 23 (4.65%) Skype for Business
5 20 (4.04%) Confluence
6 19 (3.84%) Exchange Server 2003
7 13 (2.63%) SAS
8 10 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (2.02%) IBM Notes
8 10 (2.02%) IIS
9 5 (1.01%) Apache
9 5 (1.01%) CMS
10 4 (0.81%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.40%) MS Project Server
13 1 (0.20%) ArcGIS
13 1 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.20%) Drupal
13 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 115 (23.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 70 (14.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 64 (12.93%) MS Visio
4 50 (10.10%) Microsoft Project
5 21 (4.24%) Acrobat
6 20 (4.04%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.61%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.40%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.20%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.20%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.20%) Figma
9 1 (0.20%) FrameMaker
9 1 (0.20%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 21 (4.24%) Remedy ITSM
2 14 (2.83%) assyst
3 8 (1.62%) SAP SRM
4 7 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.61%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.20%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.20%) Primavera
6 1 (0.20%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.20%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.20%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 124 (25.05%) Office 365
2 42 (8.48%) Azure
3 15 (3.03%) IaaS
4 11 (2.22%) PaaS
4 11 (2.22%) SaaS
5 6 (1.21%) G Suite
5 6 (1.21%) Power Platform
6 5 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (1.01%) Trello
7 4 (0.81%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 3 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.61%) GCP
8 3 (0.61%) Google Drive
8 3 (0.61%) PowerApps
9 2 (0.40%) Adobe Analytics
9 2 (0.40%) AWS
9 2 (0.40%) Boomi
9 2 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.40%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.40%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 45 (9.09%) VPN
2 35 (7.07%) Internet
3 34 (6.87%) Remote Desktop
4 28 (5.66%) Skype
5 25 (5.05%) TCP/IP
6 22 (4.44%) WebEx
7 21 (4.24%) Firewall
8 17 (3.43%) Wireless
9 16 (3.23%) DNS
9 16 (3.23%) VoIP
10 14 (2.83%) Intranet
10 14 (2.83%) LAN
10 14 (2.83%) SAN
11 11 (2.22%) DHCP
11 11 (2.22%) WAN
12 9 (1.82%) Reverse Proxy
13 8 (1.62%) NAS
14 7 (1.41%) MPLS
15 6 (1.21%) Unified Communications
15 6 (1.21%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.62%) DB2
3 5 (1.01%) DB2 UDB
3 5 (1.01%) MySQL
3 5 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (0.81%) Qlik Sense
5 3 (0.61%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (0.61%) Base SAS
5 3 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.61%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.61%) Power BI
5 3 (0.61%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 3 (0.61%) SAS EBI
5 3 (0.61%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 2 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.20%) GIS
7 1 (0.20%) PowerCenter
7 1 (0.20%) QlikView
7 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 32 (6.46%) JIRA
2 9 (1.82%) PVCS
3 6 (1.21%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.21%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (1.01%) Ant
4 5 (1.01%) Eclipse
4 5 (1.01%) Selenium
5 4 (0.81%) JUnit
5 4 (0.81%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (0.61%) ClearCase
6 3 (0.61%) ClearQuest
7 2 (0.40%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.40%) JIRA Agile
7 2 (0.40%) TestDirector
7 2 (0.40%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.20%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.20%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.20%) MSI
8 1 (0.20%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.20%) Toad
General
1 57 (11.52%) Finance
2 28 (5.66%) Telecoms
3 15 (3.03%) Legal
4 14 (2.83%) Public Sector
5 12 (2.42%) Retail
6 9 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
7 8 (1.62%) Electronics
8 7 (1.41%) Mandarin Language
8 7 (1.41%) Marketing
9 6 (1.21%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.01%) Advertising
10 5 (1.01%) Law
11 4 (0.81%) Banking
12 3 (0.61%) Automotive
12 3 (0.61%) Billing
12 3 (0.61%) German Language
12 3 (0.61%) Italian Language
13 2 (0.40%) Avionics
13 2 (0.40%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.40%) Police
Job Titles
1 138 (27.88%) Analyst
2 70 (14.14%) Support Engineer
3 57 (11.52%) Desktop Support
4 40 (8.08%) Service Analyst
4 40 (8.08%) Service Desk Analyst
5 38 (7.68%) IT Support
6 35 (7.07%) Support Analyst
7 31 (6.26%) 2nd Line Support
7 31 (6.26%) Desktop Engineer
8 28 (5.66%) Business Analyst
9 27 (5.45%) 1st Line Support
10 25 (5.05%) Architect
11 23 (4.65%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 23 (4.65%) IT Engineer
11 23 (4.65%) IT Support Engineer
11 23 (4.65%) Windows Engineer
12 22 (4.44%) Coordinator
12 22 (4.44%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 21 (4.24%) Junior
13 21 (4.24%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (4.44%) Web Services
2 19 (3.84%) XML
3 15 (3.03%) HTML
4 13 (2.63%) SOAP
5 7 (1.41%) .NET
6 6 (1.21%) REST
7 5 (1.01%) .NET Framework
7 5 (1.01%) CSS
7 5 (1.01%) JSP
7 5 (1.01%) LDAP
7 5 (1.01%) SailPoint
7 5 (1.01%) Servlets
8 4 (0.81%) AngularJS
8 4 (0.81%) Electron Framework
8 4 (0.81%) Entity Framework
8 4 (0.81%) LINQ
8 4 (0.81%) Middleware
8 4 (0.81%) Node.js
8 4 (0.81%) XSL
9 1 (0.20%) ModSecurity
Miscellaneous
1 62 (12.53%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (8.89%) Self-Motivation
3 22 (4.44%) Blackberry
4 18 (3.64%) Driving Licence
4 18 (3.64%) PDA
5 17 (3.43%) Management Information System
6 15 (3.03%) NHS
7 14 (2.83%) Video Conferencing
8 9 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (1.62%) Smartphone
10 6 (1.21%) CMDB
10 6 (1.21%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (1.21%) Linux Command Line
10 6 (1.21%) Social Media
11 5 (1.01%) BYOD
11 5 (1.01%) Data Centre
11 5 (1.01%) Mainframe
11 5 (1.01%) Replication
11 5 (1.01%) User Experience
12 4 (0.81%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 263 (53.13%) Windows
2 117 (23.64%) Windows 10
3 84 (16.97%) Windows 7
4 57 (11.52%) Windows Server
5 29 (5.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (5.05%) Windows XP
7 24 (4.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 24 (4.85%) Windows Vista
8 23 (4.65%) Linux
8 23 (4.65%) Mac OS
9 20 (4.04%) Android
10 19 (3.84%) Apple iOS
10 19 (3.84%) Windows 2000
11 17 (3.43%) Unix
11 17 (3.43%) Windows 8
12 8 (1.62%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (1.21%) Mac OS X
13 6 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (1.21%) Windows Server 2016
14 3 (0.61%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (16.77%) Problem-Solving
2 73 (14.75%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (12.93%) ITIL
4 60 (12.12%) ITSM
5 59 (11.92%) Project Management
6 55 (11.11%) Migration
7 37 (7.47%) Incident Management
7 37 (7.47%) Service Management
8 33 (6.67%) PRINCE2
9 30 (6.06%) SDLC
10 27 (5.45%) Decision-Making
11 26 (5.25%) Analytics
12 25 (5.05%) Project Delivery
12 25 (5.05%) Stakeholder Management
13 22 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
14 21 (4.24%) Scrum
15 20 (4.04%) Waterfall
16 19 (3.84%) Statistics
17 18 (3.64%) Change Management
18 17 (3.43%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (9.70%) SQL
2 25 (5.05%) PowerShell
3 12 (2.42%) JavaScript
3 12 (2.42%) VB
4 11 (2.22%) C
5 8 (1.62%) Java
6 7 (1.41%) C#
7 5 (1.01%) BeanShell
7 5 (1.01%) Bourne shell
7 5 (1.01%) Korn
7 5 (1.01%) Perl
8 4 (0.81%) PHP
8 4 (0.81%) Python
8 4 (0.81%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.61%) COBOL
9 3 (0.61%) JCL
10 2 (0.40%) VBScript
11 1 (0.20%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.20%) R
11 1 (0.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 87 (17.58%) Security Cleared
2 68 (13.74%) SC Cleared
3 55 (11.11%) Degree
4 49 (9.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 28 (5.66%) MCSE
6 18 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (3.43%) DV Cleared
8 13 (2.63%) CCNA
9 11 (2.22%) MCP
10 8 (1.62%) A+ Certification
10 8 (1.62%) DBS Check
10 8 (1.62%) ISEB
11 7 (1.41%) MCSA
12 6 (1.21%) CCNP
12 6 (1.21%) MCITP
13 5 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 5 (1.01%) Master's Degree
13 5 (1.01%) PMI Certification
13 5 (1.01%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (7.27%) SLA
2 21 (4.24%) PMO
3 8 (1.62%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.62%) QA
4 6 (1.21%) GDPR
5 4 (0.81%) GxP
6 3 (0.61%) P3O
7 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.20%) ECSS
7 1 (0.20%) GAMP
7 1 (0.20%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.20%) NIST
7 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.20%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 177 (35.76%) Active Directory
2 14 (2.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.02%) Virtual Desktop
4 6 (1.21%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.21%) XenApp
5 5 (1.01%) RACF
6 3 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.61%) vSphere
7 2 (0.40%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.40%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.40%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.20%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (0.20%) Firmware
8 1 (0.20%) NFS
8 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.20%) VMFS
8 1 (0.20%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 70 (14.14%) SCCM
2 21 (4.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 19 (3.84%) ServiceCenter
4 11 (2.22%) Microsoft Intune
5 7 (1.41%) SCOM
6 5 (1.01%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (1.01%) Tivoli
6 5 (1.01%) WSUS
7 4 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.61%) Jamf Pro
8 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (0.61%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.40%) Ansible
9 2 (0.40%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.40%) HP SiteScope
9 2 (0.40%) HP UCMDB
9 2 (0.40%) Nagios
9 2 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 322 (65.05%) Microsoft
2 52 (10.51%) HP
3 32 (6.46%) Adobe
3 32 (6.46%) Citrix
3 32 (6.46%) SAP
4 27 (5.45%) Remedy
4 27 (5.45%) ServiceNow
5 25 (5.05%) Oracle
6 22 (4.44%) Bomgar
7 19 (3.84%) Peregrine
8 17 (3.43%) VMware
9 15 (3.03%) Apple
9 15 (3.03%) Cisco
10 12 (2.42%) Ariba
11 11 (2.22%) Dell
11 11 (2.22%) IBM
12 10 (2.02%) Lotus
13 8 (1.62%) Fujitsu
13 8 (1.62%) Google
13 8 (1.62%) McAfee