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 3 months to 28 April 2017 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 472 433 374
Rank change year-on-year -39 -59  
Contract jobs citing MS Access 132 217 288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.39% 0.52%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.23% 1.78% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 161 162
Median daily rate £394 £325 £342
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.15% -4.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £196 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £483 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +16.15% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 9
Median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.42% -22.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.84 £13.50 £18.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.86 £32.70 £32.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £16.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -7.81% -28.88%  

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

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 10738 12171 12743
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.77% 21.79% 22.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 7184 8223 8210
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 168 163
Median hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £32.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.24%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.40 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.10 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.30
% change year-on-year -4.61% +0.61%  

MS Access
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing MS Access as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 28 April 2017.

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 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MS Access in the UK

MS Access
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -36 116 £400 +23.07% 27
London -13 35 £475 +30.13% 9
South East +3 20 £350 +11.55% 3
North West +41 14 £425 +117.94% 4
South West +3 14 £376 -5.93% 3
Scotland +38 13 £388 +16.19% 1
Yorkshire +4 12 £338 +5.46% 6
Leeds +17 10 £413 +26.92% 3
West Yorkshire +2 10 £413 +28.90% 4
West Midlands +23 9 £171 -57.18%
Glasgow +10 9 £388 +32.47%
Cheshire +38 7 £425 +157.57% 1
Berkshire +16 7 £300 +20.00% 1
Surrey -1 6 £550 +67.81%
East of England -10 6 £293 -11.69%
Warwickshire - 6 £178 -
Bristol +6 5 £538 +43.33% 2
Gloucestershire +6 4 £356 +28.37%
East Midlands -22 4 £313 +4.16% 2
Warwick - 4 £165 -
Staines - 4 - -
City of London -19 3 £500 +17.64% 1
Manchester - 3 - - 3
Bolton - 3 - -
Reading +21 2 £243 -3.00%
Slough +5 2 £425 +115.18%
Hampshire +4 2 £350 +16.66% 1
Bracknell +3 2 £269 -
Merseyside -1 2 - -
Gloucester -2 2 £388 -79.00%

For the 6 months to 28 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS Access also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for MS Access.

1 158 (56.63%) SQL
1 158 (56.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 127 (45.52%) Microsoft
3 114 (40.86%) SQL Server
4 104 (37.28%) VBA
5 69 (24.73%) Finance
6 57 (20.43%) .NET
7 54 (19.35%) VB
8 52 (18.64%) Data Analysis
9 51 (18.28%) Microsoft Office
10 50 (17.92%) Oracle
10 50 (17.92%) Migration
11 47 (16.85%) Windows
12 40 (14.34%) Analytical Skills
13 39 (13.98%) Business Intelligence
13 39 (13.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 34 (12.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 34 (12.19%) Agile Software Development
15 33 (11.83%) C#
16 32 (11.47%) Analytics
17 31 (11.11%) SAP
17 31 (11.11%) Degree
18 29 (10.39%) Banking
18 29 (10.39%) ETL
18 29 (10.39%) SQL Server 2014
19 27 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
19 27 (9.68%) SQL Server 2008
20 26 (9.32%) Security Cleared
21 25 (8.96%) VB.NET
22 24 (8.60%) Relational Database

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 13 (4.66%) SAS
2 12 (4.30%) IIS
3 10 (3.58%) SharePoint
4 9 (3.23%) Confluence
4 9 (3.23%) MS Exchange
5 7 (2.51%) Apache Spark
5 7 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (1.79%) Live Communications Server
7 4 (1.43%) Apache
7 4 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (1.08%) ArcGIS
8 3 (1.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (1.08%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (1.08%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.72%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.36%) CMS
10 1 (0.36%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.36%) GeoServer
10 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 158 (56.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 51 (18.28%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (6.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (5.02%) MS Visio
5 10 (3.58%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (2.15%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.36%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.36%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (2.87%) SAP FI
2 4 (1.43%) SAP CO
2 4 (1.43%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (1.08%) Adobe Campaign
3 3 (1.08%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.72%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.72%) SAP IS-U
4 2 (0.72%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.36%) Relativity
5 1 (0.36%) Sage 50
5 1 (0.36%) SAP APO
5 1 (0.36%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (5.02%) Office 365
3 9 (3.23%) Google Tag Manager
4 4 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.72%) CallidusCloud
6 1 (0.36%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.36%) Boomi
6 1 (0.36%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.30%) DHCP
1 12 (4.30%) DNS
2 8 (2.87%) HTTP
3 7 (2.51%) Intranet
3 7 (2.51%) SAN
4 6 (2.15%) LAN
4 6 (2.15%) WAN
5 4 (1.43%) 2G
5 4 (1.43%) 3G
5 4 (1.43%) 4G
5 4 (1.43%) Internet
5 4 (1.43%) LTE
5 4 (1.43%) Radio Access Network
5 4 (1.43%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.08%) Firewall
6 3 (1.08%) VLAN
6 3 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.36%) FTP
7 1 (0.36%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (40.86%) SQL Server
2 39 (13.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 34 (12.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 29 (10.39%) SQL Server 2014
5 27 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
5 27 (9.68%) SQL Server 2008
6 24 (8.60%) Relational Database
7 19 (6.81%) SQL Server 2005
8 17 (6.09%) BusinessObjects
8 17 (6.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 14 (5.02%) SQL Server 2012
10 12 (4.30%) SQL Server 2000
11 9 (3.23%) Oracle Database
11 9 (3.23%) Power BI
12 8 (2.87%) Data Mining
12 8 (2.87%) Hadoop
13 7 (2.51%) Crystal Reports
13 7 (2.51%) MySQL
13 7 (2.51%) OLAP
13 7 (2.51%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 22 (7.89%) Visual Studio
2 12 (4.30%) JIRA
3 7 (2.51%) Git (software)
3 7 (2.51%) Liquibase
3 7 (2.51%) Talend Open Studio
4 6 (2.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 6 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (1.43%) Toad
5 4 (1.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (1.08%) ERwin
7 2 (0.72%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.72%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.36%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.36%) Subversion
General
1 69 (24.73%) Finance
2 29 (10.39%) Banking
3 13 (4.66%) Marketing
4 11 (3.94%) Investment Banking
5 9 (3.23%) Front Office
6 7 (2.51%) Pharmaceutical
6 7 (2.51%) Telecoms
7 6 (2.15%) Back Office
7 6 (2.15%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.43%) General Ledger
8 4 (1.43%) Publishing
9 3 (1.08%) Billing
9 3 (1.08%) Legal
10 2 (0.72%) French Language
10 2 (0.72%) Retail
10 2 (0.72%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.36%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.36%) Law
11 1 (0.36%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 114 (40.86%) Developer
2 94 (33.69%) Analyst
3 42 (15.05%) Data Analyst
4 33 (11.83%) Access Developer
5 28 (10.04%) SQL Developer
6 24 (8.60%) Microsoft Developer
7 21 (7.53%) Database Developer
8 20 (7.17%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 20 (7.17%) VBA Developer
9 19 (6.81%) Excel Developer
10 16 (5.73%) Access VBA Developer
10 16 (5.73%) Excel VBA Developer
11 15 (5.38%) .NET Developer
12 12 (4.30%) SAP Analyst
13 11 (3.94%) ETL Developer
13 11 (3.94%) Excel Analyst
13 11 (3.94%) Technical Analyst
13 11 (3.94%) VB Developer
14 10 (3.58%) SSIS Developer
14 10 (3.58%) VB6 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (20.43%) .NET
2 20 (7.17%) HTML
3 15 (5.38%) XML
4 13 (4.66%) .NET Framework
5 9 (3.23%) ASP.NET
6 7 (2.51%) ActiveX
6 7 (2.51%) ADO
6 7 (2.51%) DAO
6 7 (2.51%) Regular Expression
7 5 (1.79%) CSS
7 5 (1.79%) jQuery
8 3 (1.08%) Entity Framework
8 3 (1.08%) Velocity
9 2 (0.72%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (0.72%) HTML5
9 2 (0.72%) J2EE
9 2 (0.72%) Middleware
9 2 (0.72%) ODBC
9 2 (0.72%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (0.72%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 40 (14.34%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (7.53%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.23%) Digital Media
3 9 (3.23%) Mobile App
4 7 (2.51%) Clustering
4 7 (2.51%) Fat Client
4 7 (2.51%) Thin Client
5 6 (2.15%) Derivative
6 5 (1.79%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.79%) Credit Risk
6 5 (1.79%) NHS
7 4 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (1.08%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.08%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.08%) Fixed Income
8 3 (1.08%) PACS
8 3 (1.08%) Smart Meter
8 3 (1.08%) Tandem
9 2 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.72%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 47 (16.85%) Windows
2 19 (6.81%) Windows XP
3 17 (6.09%) Windows Server
4 15 (5.38%) Windows 10
5 8 (2.87%) Linux
6 7 (2.51%) Unix
6 7 (2.51%) Windows 7
6 7 (2.51%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (2.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.43%) Mac OS X
8 3 (1.08%) Solaris
9 1 (0.36%) Android
9 1 (0.36%) HPUX
9 1 (0.36%) SUSE
9 1 (0.36%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (18.64%) Data Analysis
2 50 (17.92%) Migration
3 39 (13.98%) Business Intelligence
4 34 (12.19%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (11.47%) Analytics
6 29 (10.39%) ETL
7 21 (7.53%) Workflow
8 20 (7.17%) Data Modelling
9 19 (6.81%) Data Management
9 19 (6.81%) Unit Testing
10 17 (6.09%) Data Migration
11 15 (5.38%) Data Cleansing
12 14 (5.02%) Project Management
12 14 (5.02%) Stakeholder Management
12 14 (5.02%) Statistics
12 14 (5.02%) Validation
13 13 (4.66%) User Acceptance Testing
14 12 (4.30%) CRM
14 12 (4.30%) Customer Insight
15 11 (3.94%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 158 (56.63%) SQL
2 104 (37.28%) VBA
3 54 (19.35%) VB
4 33 (11.83%) C#
5 25 (8.96%) VB.NET
6 20 (7.17%) T-SQL
7 18 (6.45%) VB6
8 16 (5.73%) JavaScript
9 15 (5.38%) Python
10 9 (3.23%) R
11 8 (2.87%) C++
12 6 (2.15%) VC++
13 4 (1.43%) Delphi
13 4 (1.43%) Perl
13 4 (1.43%) PHP
13 4 (1.43%) PowerShell
14 3 (1.08%) Java
15 2 (0.72%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.72%) VBScript
16 1 (0.36%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 31 (11.11%) Degree
2 26 (9.32%) Security Cleared
3 10 (3.58%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.51%) DV Cleared
5 5 (1.79%) CTC Cleared
6 3 (1.08%) HNC
7 2 (0.72%) CCNA
7 2 (0.72%) CCNP
7 2 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.72%) HND
7 2 (0.72%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.72%) PMP
7 2 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.36%) ACCA
8 1 (0.36%) APMP
8 1 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.36%) CIMA
8 1 (0.36%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.36%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.45%) Data Quality
2 6 (2.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.43%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (1.08%) DICOM
4 3 (1.08%) HL7
4 3 (1.08%) QA
5 2 (0.72%) Basel III
5 2 (0.72%) MiFID
5 2 (0.72%) PMO
5 2 (0.72%) SLA
6 1 (0.36%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.36%) EMIR
6 1 (0.36%) GAAP
6 1 (0.36%) IFRS
6 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.36%) Solvency II
System Software
1 13 (4.66%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.36%) ISA Server
3 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (2.51%) NetBackup
1 7 (2.51%) Netcool
1 7 (2.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 7 (2.51%) Unicenter
2 6 (2.15%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 3 (1.08%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.36%) Amdocs OSS
4 1 (0.36%) Control-M
Vendors
1 127 (45.52%) Microsoft
2 50 (17.92%) Oracle
3 31 (11.11%) SAP
4 11 (3.94%) Tableau
5 10 (3.58%) Adobe
5 10 (3.58%) HP
6 9 (3.23%) Google
7 8 (2.87%) Citrix
7 8 (2.87%) Cognos
7 8 (2.87%) Teradata
8 7 (2.51%) EMC
8 7 (2.51%) Meridio
8 7 (2.51%) Talend
8 7 (2.51%) Veritas
9 4 (1.43%) Reuters
9 4 (1.43%) Sybase
9 4 (1.43%) Tealeaf
10 3 (1.08%) Bloomberg
10 3 (1.08%) IBM
10 3 (1.08%) Remedy
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