Period
to 15 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for MS Access skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MS Access over the 6 months to 15 July 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 Access
UK
6 months to
15 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 653 701 625
Rank change year-on-year +48 -76 -50
Contract jobs citing MS Access 207 191 251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.18% 0.26%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.00% 0.81% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 108 129
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £220 £200 £199
90th Percentile £593 £513 £539
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +7.69% -13.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 13 19
UK median hourly rate £29.98 £35.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.34% +100.00% -
10th Percentile £15.87 £12.75 £11.29
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.25 £31.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £28.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year +42.61% +69.12% -2.86%

MS Access is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 20,609 23,497 21,493
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.16% 22.65% 22.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,112 16,384 14,264
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £631 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +4.24% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 265 234 273
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.48% +8.06% +8.77%
10th Percentile £14.66 £13.88 £11.17
90th Percentile £60.00 £55.00 £52.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £34.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +1.45% +6.15% +11.11%

MS Access
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing MS Access as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for MS Access in the UK

MS Access
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MS Access.

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Access in the UK

MS Access
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Access over the 6 months to 15 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Access in the UK

MS Access
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Access.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Access in the UK

MS Access
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Access over the 6 months to 15 July 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MS Access in the UK

MS Access
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Access within the UK over the 6 months to 15 July 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
England +40 193 £379 +1.00% 33
UK excluding London +36 118 £350 +7.69% 32
London +74 88 £400 -15.34% 10
South East +51 38 £350 -6.67% 5
Midlands +22 25 £350 +19.66% 4
North of England +14 25 £350 +3.70% 5
West Midlands +22 20 £363 +23.93% 3
North West +17 18 £410 +29.75% 2
South West -18 17 £310 +4.12% 3
Scotland +19 9 £342 +2.86% 4
Yorkshire +15 6 £325 -3.70% 2
East Midlands +14 6 £304 +42.94% 1
Wales +4 4 £425 - 5
North East +26 1 £250 -13.04% 1
East of England -4 1 £230 -23.40% 6

For the 6 months to 15 July 2019, IT contractor jobs citing MS Access 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 with a requirement for MS Access.

1 130 (62.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 124 (59.90%) SQL
3 95 (45.89%) VBA
4 74 (35.75%) Microsoft
5 69 (33.33%) Finance
6 64 (30.92%) SQL Server
7 49 (23.67%) Analytical Skills
8 41 (19.81%) .NET
9 40 (19.32%) VB
9 40 (19.32%) Data Analysis
10 35 (16.91%) C#
10 35 (16.91%) Problem-Solving
11 32 (15.46%) Windows
12 28 (13.53%) Migration
13 26 (12.56%) Python
14 25 (12.08%) Oracle
14 25 (12.08%) Degree
15 24 (11.59%) ASP.NET
16 23 (11.11%) Tableau
17 22 (10.63%) Security Cleared
17 22 (10.63%) Relational Database
18 21 (10.14%) SAP
18 21 (10.14%) Banking
19 19 (9.18%) Stakeholder Management
19 19 (9.18%) Data Modelling
19 19 (9.18%) SC Cleared
20 18 (8.70%) R
20 18 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
20 18 (8.70%) Risk Management
21 16 (7.73%) Agile Software Development

MS Access
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 15 (7.25%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.38%) SAS
3 5 (2.42%) Captiva
3 5 (2.42%) Documentum
4 3 (1.45%) Confluence
4 3 (1.45%) IIS
5 2 (0.97%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.97%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.48%) Liferay
6 1 (0.48%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.48%) Umbraco
Applications
1 130 (62.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (7.73%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (6.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (4.35%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (1.45%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.48%) CATIA
6 1 (0.48%) Siemens NX
6 1 (0.48%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (2.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.97%) SAP MII
2 2 (0.97%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.48%) Line 500
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 1 (0.48%) Raiser's Edge
3 1 (0.48%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.48%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.35%) Office 365
1 9 (4.35%) Power Platform
2 6 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.93%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.97%) GitHub
6 1 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.48%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.48%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.93%) GPRS
1 4 (1.93%) GSM
1 4 (1.93%) LTE
1 4 (1.93%) UMTS
2 3 (1.45%) Firewall
2 3 (1.45%) Intranet
2 3 (1.45%) IPsec
2 3 (1.45%) LAN
2 3 (1.45%) MPLS
2 3 (1.45%) Network Security
2 3 (1.45%) VoIP
2 3 (1.45%) VPN
2 3 (1.45%) WAN
3 2 (0.97%) BGP
3 2 (0.97%) MVNO
3 2 (0.97%) OSPF
3 2 (0.97%) SCTP
4 1 (0.48%) HSPA
4 1 (0.48%) Internet
4 1 (0.48%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (30.92%) SQL Server
2 22 (10.63%) Relational Database
3 13 (6.28%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (5.80%) BusinessObjects
5 11 (5.31%) MySQL
5 11 (5.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (5.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (4.35%) Crystal Reports
6 9 (4.35%) Power BI
7 7 (3.38%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (3.38%) QlikView
8 6 (2.90%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (2.42%) Big Data
9 5 (2.42%) Hadoop
9 5 (2.42%) Oracle Database
10 4 (1.93%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.93%) SAP HANA
10 4 (1.93%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (1.93%) SQL Server 2016
10 4 (1.93%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 5 (2.42%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (1.93%) Toad
3 3 (1.45%) JIRA
4 2 (0.97%) Bitbucket
4 2 (0.97%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.97%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.48%) LSMW
5 1 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 69 (33.33%) Finance
2 21 (10.14%) Banking
3 10 (4.83%) Military
4 9 (4.35%) Retail
5 7 (3.38%) Front Office
6 6 (2.90%) Telecoms
7 5 (2.42%) German Language
7 5 (2.42%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.93%) Legal
9 3 (1.45%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.97%) Billing
10 2 (0.97%) Private Banking
10 2 (0.97%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.48%) Electronics
11 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.48%) Marketing
11 1 (0.48%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 77 (37.20%) Analyst
2 76 (36.71%) Developer
3 40 (19.32%) Data Analyst
4 25 (12.08%) VBA Developer
5 18 (8.70%) SQL Developer
6 17 (8.21%) Access Developer
7 12 (5.80%) Business Analyst
8 9 (4.35%) SQL Analyst
9 8 (3.86%) Microsoft Developer
9 8 (3.86%) SQL Data Analyst
10 7 (3.38%) Python Developer
11 6 (2.90%) Analyst Developer
11 6 (2.90%) C# Developer
11 6 (2.90%) Database Analyst
11 6 (2.90%) Systems Analyst
12 5 (2.42%) .NET Developer
12 5 (2.42%) Architect
12 5 (2.42%) Excel Developer
12 5 (2.42%) Solutions Architect
12 5 (2.42%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (19.81%) .NET
2 24 (11.59%) ASP.NET
3 13 (6.28%) HTML
4 9 (4.35%) XML
5 8 (3.86%) Web Services
6 6 (2.90%) WCF
6 6 (2.90%) WPF
7 5 (2.42%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (2.42%) JPA
8 4 (1.93%) ActiveX
8 4 (1.93%) Classic ASP
8 4 (1.93%) WinForms
8 4 (1.93%) XSLT
9 3 (1.45%) CSS
10 2 (0.97%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.97%) IDoc
10 2 (0.97%) JSON
10 2 (0.97%) Natural Language Processing
10 2 (0.97%) SOAP
10 2 (0.97%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 49 (23.67%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.35%) Data Structures
3 7 (3.38%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (2.90%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.42%) FMCG
5 5 (2.42%) Market Risk
6 4 (1.93%) iSeries
6 4 (1.93%) Mainframe
6 4 (1.93%) PMI
7 3 (1.45%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.45%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.45%) User Experience
8 2 (0.97%) AS400
8 2 (0.97%) CESG
8 2 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.97%) NHS
8 2 (0.97%) Smart Home
8 2 (0.97%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.48%) Equities
9 1 (0.48%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 32 (15.46%) Windows
2 10 (4.83%) Windows 10
3 6 (2.90%) Android
3 6 (2.90%) Linux
3 6 (2.90%) Windows Server
3 6 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (2.42%) Windows Mobile
5 4 (1.93%) Windows NT
5 4 (1.93%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.45%) Solaris
6 3 (1.45%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.97%) Debian
8 1 (0.48%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.48%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.48%) Unix
8 1 (0.48%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (19.32%) Data Analysis
2 35 (16.91%) Problem-Solving
3 28 (13.53%) Migration
4 19 (9.18%) Data Modelling
4 19 (9.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
5 18 (8.70%) Risk Management
6 16 (7.73%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (7.73%) Analytics
7 15 (7.25%) Visualisation
8 13 (6.28%) Business Analysis
8 13 (6.28%) ETL
8 13 (6.28%) Validation
9 12 (5.80%) Configuration Management
9 12 (5.80%) Project Management
9 12 (5.80%) Workflow
10 11 (5.31%) Data Management
11 10 (4.83%) CRM
11 10 (4.83%) Open Source
11 10 (4.83%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 124 (59.90%) SQL
2 95 (45.89%) VBA
3 40 (19.32%) VB
4 35 (16.91%) C#
5 26 (12.56%) Python
6 18 (8.70%) R
7 16 (7.73%) JavaScript
8 15 (7.25%) T-SQL
9 13 (6.28%) VB.NET
10 9 (4.35%) VBScript
11 8 (3.86%) Java
12 7 (3.38%) PL/SQL
13 6 (2.90%) C++
13 6 (2.90%) MATLAB
14 5 (2.42%) C
14 5 (2.42%) PHP
14 5 (2.42%) VB6
15 2 (0.97%) Apex Code
15 2 (0.97%) PowerShell
16 1 (0.48%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 25 (12.08%) Degree
2 22 (10.63%) Security Cleared
3 19 (9.18%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.93%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.97%) CCNP
6 2 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.97%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.48%) CISA
7 1 (0.48%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.48%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.31%) Data Quality
2 7 (3.38%) QA
3 3 (1.45%) GxP
3 3 (1.45%) IFRS
3 3 (1.45%) PMO
4 2 (0.97%) IFRS 9
4 2 (0.97%) MiFID
4 2 (0.97%) SLA
5 1 (0.48%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.48%) GDPR
5 1 (0.48%) ITGC
5 1 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (4.83%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.48%) Docker
2 1 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 5 (2.42%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (0.97%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.48%) Ansible
3 1 (0.48%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.48%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.48%) Netcool
3 1 (0.48%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.48%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (0.48%) Puppet
Vendors
1 74 (35.75%) Microsoft
2 25 (12.08%) Oracle
3 23 (11.11%) Tableau
4 21 (10.14%) SAP
5 5 (2.42%) CA
5 5 (2.42%) Micro Focus
5 5 (2.42%) OpenText
5 5 (2.42%) Telerik
6 4 (1.93%) IBM
6 4 (1.93%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.45%) Citrix
7 3 (1.45%) F5
8 2 (0.97%) Brocade
8 2 (0.97%) Cisco
8 2 (0.97%) Fiserv
8 2 (0.97%) Fortinet
8 2 (0.97%) Minitab
8 2 (0.97%) Xceptor
9 1 (0.48%) Altiris
9 1 (0.48%) Kofax