Period
to 20 August 2018

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 20 August 2018 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 670 612 607
Rank change year-on-year -58 -5 -164
Contract jobs citing MS Access 218 251 330
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.26% 0.30%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.93% 1.16% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 135 231
UK median daily rate £341 £380 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.26% +16.92% -7.14%
10th Percentile £200 £221 £195
90th Percentile £500 £495 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -13.33% +15.38% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 18 20
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £19.82 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.09% +13.26% -7.89%
10th Percentile £12.65 £11.29 £11.50
90th Percentile £51.25 £42.88 £31.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +25.71% +20.69% -35.56%

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 23,350 21,639 24,093
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.84% 22.62% 22.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,304 14,408 16,148
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +4.38% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 251 382
UK median hourly rate £29.50 £31.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.84% +8.77% +3.64%
10th Percentile £13.25 £11.30 £11.50
90th Percentile £53.60 £52.50 £48.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.75 £31.75 £29.53
% change year-on-year -9.45% +7.54% +4.98%

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 20 August 2018.

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 20 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MS Access in the UK

MS Access
Top 16 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 20 August 2018. 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 -52 188 £350 -6.67% 43
UK excluding London -20 159 £325 -13.33% 36
London -62 58 £400 +5.26% 11
North of England -20 43 £325 -13.33% 8
South East -13 31 £396 +20.00% 8
Scotland -28 24 £298 -23.23% 2
Yorkshire -9 22 £338 -1.82% 3
Midlands -19 22 £293 -6.40% 6
North West -10 19 £282 -29.50% 4
South West -24 19 £408 +1.88% 7
West Midlands -12 18 £293 +16.42% 3
East of England -8 15 £300 -19.93% 3
Wales -10 4 £400 +16.79% 2
East Midlands -10 4 £185 -56.47% 3
North East -1 2 £250 - 1
Northern Ireland +26 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, 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.

1 131 (60.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 112 (51.38%) SQL
3 93 (42.66%) Microsoft
4 82 (37.61%) VBA
5 77 (35.32%) SQL Server
6 64 (29.36%) Finance
7 38 (17.43%) Analytical Skills
8 31 (14.22%) Business Intelligence
9 30 (13.76%) Degree
9 30 (13.76%) Problem-Solving
10 29 (13.30%) .NET
10 29 (13.30%) Agile Software Development
11 28 (12.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 27 (12.39%) SharePoint
13 25 (11.47%) Data Analysis
13 25 (11.47%) Migration
13 25 (11.47%) C#
13 25 (11.47%) Project Management
13 25 (11.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 24 (11.01%) Oracle
15 23 (10.55%) VB
16 22 (10.09%) Data Quality
17 21 (9.63%) Microsoft Office
17 21 (9.63%) SAP
17 21 (9.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 20 (9.17%) Windows
19 18 (8.26%) T-SQL
19 18 (8.26%) Self-Motivation
20 17 (7.80%) Stakeholder Management
20 17 (7.80%) Tableau

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 27 (12.39%) SharePoint
2 10 (4.59%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (1.83%) Apache
3 4 (1.83%) ArcGIS
3 4 (1.83%) SAS
3 4 (1.83%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (1.38%) IBM Notes
4 3 (1.38%) IIS
5 2 (0.92%) Confluence
5 2 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (0.92%) Live Communications Server
5 2 (0.92%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.46%) ArcSDE
6 1 (0.46%) CICS
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.46%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.46%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.46%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.46%) WebLogic Integration
6 1 (0.46%) WordPress
Applications
1 131 (60.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (11.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 21 (9.63%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (3.21%) MS Visio
4 7 (3.21%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (2.75%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (1.83%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.46%) InVision
Business Applications
1 5 (2.29%) SAP HR
2 3 (1.38%) assyst
2 3 (1.38%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.38%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.92%) Line 500
3 2 (0.92%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.92%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 2 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.92%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.92%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (0.92%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.92%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.92%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.92%) Workday HCM
4 1 (0.46%) HFM
4 1 (0.46%) Movex
4 1 (0.46%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.46%) Primavera
4 1 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.46%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.96%) Office 365
2 3 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.46%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.83%) DHCP
1 4 (1.83%) DNS
2 2 (0.92%) 3G
2 2 (0.92%) 4G
2 2 (0.92%) Firewall
2 2 (0.92%) Internet
2 2 (0.92%) LAN
2 2 (0.92%) LTE
2 2 (0.92%) SAN
2 2 (0.92%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.92%) WAN
3 1 (0.46%) 2G
3 1 (0.46%) Broadband
3 1 (0.46%) FTP
3 1 (0.46%) GPRS
3 1 (0.46%) GSM
3 1 (0.46%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (0.46%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (35.32%) SQL Server
2 28 (12.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 21 (9.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (6.88%) Relational Database
5 14 (6.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 12 (5.50%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (5.05%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (4.59%) Power BI
9 8 (3.67%) BusinessObjects
9 8 (3.67%) SQL Server 2016
10 6 (2.75%) Crystal Reports
11 5 (2.29%) SQL Server 2014
12 4 (1.83%) GIS
12 4 (1.83%) MySQL
12 4 (1.83%) OLAP
12 4 (1.83%) PerformancePoint
13 3 (1.38%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
13 3 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
14 2 (0.92%) QlikView
14 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (3.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (2.29%) JIRA
2 5 (2.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 5 (2.29%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.38%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.92%) Toad
5 1 (0.46%) git-flow
5 1 (0.46%) GitLab
5 1 (0.46%) Jenkins
General
1 64 (29.36%) Finance
2 16 (7.34%) Banking
3 13 (5.96%) Legal
4 9 (4.13%) Retail
5 7 (3.21%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.75%) Marketing
7 5 (2.29%) Front Office
7 5 (2.29%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (2.29%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.83%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.38%) Automotive
9 3 (1.38%) General Ledger
9 3 (1.38%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.92%) Military
11 1 (0.46%) Advertising
11 1 (0.46%) Billing
11 1 (0.46%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 86 (39.45%) Analyst
2 71 (32.57%) Developer
3 34 (15.60%) Data Analyst
4 28 (12.84%) Access Developer
4 28 (12.84%) VBA Developer
5 26 (11.93%) SQL Developer
6 16 (7.34%) Microsoft Developer
7 13 (5.96%) Access VBA Developer
8 11 (5.05%) Project Manager
9 10 (4.59%) Administrator
9 10 (4.59%) SQL Server Developer
10 9 (4.13%) Business Analyst
10 9 (4.13%) Systems Analyst
11 8 (3.67%) IT Manager
12 7 (3.21%) Excel Developer
12 7 (3.21%) IT Project Manager
13 6 (2.75%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 6 (2.75%) Excel Analyst
13 6 (2.75%) Senior Developer
13 6 (2.75%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (13.30%) .NET
2 16 (7.34%) XML
3 11 (5.05%) ASP.NET
4 9 (4.13%) CSS
4 9 (4.13%) HTML
5 8 (3.67%) .NET Framework
6 7 (3.21%) MDX
7 5 (2.29%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (2.29%) jQuery
7 5 (2.29%) Web Services
8 3 (1.38%) ADO
8 3 (1.38%) Entity Framework
8 3 (1.38%) REST
8 3 (1.38%) SOAP
9 2 (0.92%) Ajax
9 2 (0.92%) JSON
9 2 (0.92%) ODBC
9 2 (0.92%) Windows SharePoint Services
9 2 (0.92%) WPF
9 2 (0.92%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 38 (17.43%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (8.26%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (5.50%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.75%) Virtual Team
5 5 (2.29%) Derivative
5 5 (2.29%) Reference Data
6 4 (1.83%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.83%) Fixed Income
7 3 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.38%) Equities
7 3 (1.38%) FMCG
7 3 (1.38%) LIMS
8 2 (0.92%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.92%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.92%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.92%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.92%) Market Risk
8 2 (0.92%) OTC Derivatives
8 2 (0.92%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.46%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 20 (9.17%) Windows
2 9 (4.13%) Windows Server
3 6 (2.75%) Windows 10
3 6 (2.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (1.83%) Windows 2000 Server
4 4 (1.83%) Windows NT
5 3 (1.38%) Unix
6 2 (0.92%) Solaris
6 2 (0.92%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.92%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.46%) Android
7 1 (0.46%) HPUX
7 1 (0.46%) Linux
7 1 (0.46%) SUSE
7 1 (0.46%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (14.22%) Business Intelligence
2 30 (13.76%) Problem-Solving
3 29 (13.30%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (11.47%) Data Analysis
4 25 (11.47%) Migration
4 25 (11.47%) Project Management
5 17 (7.80%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (6.88%) Business Analysis
6 15 (6.88%) Web Development
7 13 (5.96%) ERP
8 12 (5.50%) Data Management
8 12 (5.50%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (4.59%) Analytics
9 10 (4.59%) ETL
9 10 (4.59%) Time Management
9 10 (4.59%) Waterfall
10 9 (4.13%) Data Migration
11 8 (3.67%) Requirements Analysis
11 8 (3.67%) Service Delivery
11 8 (3.67%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 112 (51.38%) SQL
2 82 (37.61%) VBA
3 25 (11.47%) C#
4 23 (10.55%) VB
5 18 (8.26%) T-SQL
6 8 (3.67%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.83%) PL/SQL
7 4 (1.83%) Python
8 3 (1.38%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.38%) R
8 3 (1.38%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.92%) PHP
10 1 (0.46%) FoxPro (VFP)
10 1 (0.46%) Java
10 1 (0.46%) KiXtart
10 1 (0.46%) VB6
10 1 (0.46%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (13.76%) Degree
2 6 (2.75%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.83%) Postgraduate
3 4 (1.83%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.38%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (0.46%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.46%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.46%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.46%) ISEB
5 1 (0.46%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (10.09%) Data Quality
2 7 (3.21%) GxP
2 7 (3.21%) SLA
3 6 (2.75%) QA
4 4 (1.83%) GDPR
5 2 (0.92%) MiFID
5 2 (0.92%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (2.75%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.92%) ISA Server
2 2 (0.92%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.46%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (2.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (0.92%) NetBackup
2 2 (0.92%) Netcool
2 2 (0.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (0.92%) Unicenter
2 2 (0.92%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 1 (0.46%) Amdocs OSS
3 1 (0.46%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 93 (42.66%) Microsoft
2 24 (11.01%) Oracle
3 21 (9.63%) SAP
4 17 (7.80%) Tableau
5 8 (3.67%) HP
6 5 (2.29%) Citrix
6 5 (2.29%) ServiceNow
6 5 (2.29%) Workday
7 3 (1.38%) Bloomberg
7 3 (1.38%) FactSet
7 3 (1.38%) JD Edwards
7 3 (1.38%) Lotus
8 2 (0.92%) EMC
8 2 (0.92%) Hyperion
8 2 (0.92%) Meridio
8 2 (0.92%) Sage
8 2 (0.92%) Veritas
9 1 (0.46%) Cognos
9 1 (0.46%) Ericsson
9 1 (0.46%) Nortel