Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 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
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 613 657 644
Rank change year-on-year +44 -13 +38
Contract jobs citing MS Access 192 242 252
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.24% 0.25%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.07% 1.04% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 160 152
UK median daily rate £394 £350 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -7.28% +16.15%
10th Percentile £211 £200 £200
90th Percentile £538 £500 £574
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £375
% change year-on-year - -10.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 14 18
UK median hourly rate £29.96 £23.94 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.15% +31.18% +4.29%
10th Percentile £10.95 £13.43 £12.65
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.50 £45.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £22.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +18.18% +46.67% +3.45%

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 17,970 23,161 22,425
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.41% 22.52% 22.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,176 16,131 15,282
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £310
90th Percentile £656 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 257 241 278
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £32.48 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.08% +6.48% +8.23%
10th Percentile £13.49 £12.75 £13.93
90th Percentile £65.00 £57.33 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -10.45% -4.29% +24.20%

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 12 November 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 12 November 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 12 November 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 +46 183 £394 +12.50% 37
UK excluding London +11 111 £338 - 33
London +61 79 £425 +6.25% 8
South East +53 54 £365 -7.59% 9
North of England +22 21 £375 +13.21% 4
South West -2 19 £300 -26.38% 3
North West +30 18 £405 +48.08% 1
Midlands +24 8 £190 -35.04% 7
East Midlands +11 6 £190 -27.62% 1
East of England +37 4 £230 -42.50% 6
Wales +26 3 £375 -6.25% 3
Yorkshire +5 3 £213 -38.18% 3
West Midlands +27 2 £125 -57.26% 6
Northern Ireland +7 2 - -
Scotland +5 2 £450 +51.26% 1

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 (67.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 124 (64.58%) SQL
3 84 (43.75%) Microsoft
4 70 (36.46%) VBA
5 59 (30.73%) SQL Server
6 57 (29.69%) Finance
7 45 (23.44%) Analytical Skills
8 28 (14.58%) VB
8 28 (14.58%) Windows
9 27 (14.06%) T-SQL
9 27 (14.06%) Data Analysis
9 27 (14.06%) Problem-Solving
10 25 (13.02%) Degree
11 24 (12.50%) Migration
12 23 (11.98%) Banking
12 23 (11.98%) C#
12 23 (11.98%) Oracle
12 23 (11.98%) Security Cleared
13 22 (11.46%) Analytics
13 22 (11.46%) .NET
14 21 (10.94%) Stakeholder Management
14 21 (10.94%) Tableau
15 20 (10.42%) SC Cleared
15 20 (10.42%) SAP
16 18 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
17 17 (8.85%) Project Management
18 16 (8.33%) Data Modelling
18 16 (8.33%) Business Analysis
19 15 (7.81%) Agile Software Development
19 15 (7.81%) ETL

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 12 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.60%) Apache Spark
2 5 (2.60%) Captiva
2 5 (2.60%) Documentum
3 3 (1.56%) Confluence
4 2 (1.04%) SAS
4 2 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.52%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.52%) Liferay
5 1 (0.52%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 130 (67.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (7.29%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (4.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (3.65%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (1.56%) InfoPath
5 3 (1.56%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (1.56%) Windchill
6 2 (1.04%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 5 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (2.60%) SAP ERP
2 2 (1.04%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.52%) SAP PP
3 1 (0.52%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.25%) Power Platform
2 9 (4.69%) Office 365
3 7 (3.65%) Azure
4 3 (1.56%) AWS
4 3 (1.56%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.04%) G Suite
5 2 (1.04%) GCP
6 1 (0.52%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (0.52%) GitHub
6 1 (0.52%) IBM Blueworks
6 1 (0.52%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.52%) PaaS
6 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.08%) GPRS
1 4 (2.08%) GSM
1 4 (2.08%) UMTS
2 3 (1.56%) 2G
2 3 (1.56%) 3G
2 3 (1.56%) Intranet
2 3 (1.56%) LTE
3 2 (1.04%) Firewall
3 2 (1.04%) IPsec
3 2 (1.04%) LAN
3 2 (1.04%) MPLS
3 2 (1.04%) MVNO
3 2 (1.04%) Network Security
3 2 (1.04%) VoIP
3 2 (1.04%) VPN
3 2 (1.04%) WAN
4 1 (0.52%) BGP
4 1 (0.52%) HSPA
4 1 (0.52%) Internet
4 1 (0.52%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (30.73%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.77%) BusinessObjects
2 13 (6.77%) Relational Database
2 13 (6.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 13 (6.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (6.25%) MySQL
3 12 (6.25%) Power BI
4 10 (5.21%) Hadoop
5 9 (4.69%) Crystal Reports
5 9 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (4.69%) QlikView
6 7 (3.65%) Big Data
7 6 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (2.60%) HDInsight
8 5 (2.60%) MongoDB
8 5 (2.60%) Oracle Database
8 5 (2.60%) Redis
9 4 (2.08%) NoSQL
9 4 (2.08%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 7 (3.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 5 (2.60%) JIRA
3 2 (1.04%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.52%) Balsamiq
4 1 (0.52%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.52%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.52%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (0.52%) Subversion
4 1 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.52%) Toad
General
1 57 (29.69%) Finance
2 23 (11.98%) Banking
3 10 (5.21%) Military
3 10 (5.21%) Retail
4 7 (3.65%) Front Office
5 5 (2.60%) Public Sector
5 5 (2.60%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.08%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.08%) Legal
7 3 (1.56%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.56%) Private Banking
8 2 (1.04%) Billing
8 2 (1.04%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.52%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.52%) Electronics
9 1 (0.52%) German Language
9 1 (0.52%) Law
9 1 (0.52%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 77 (40.10%) Analyst
2 62 (32.29%) Developer
3 23 (11.98%) Data Analyst
4 21 (10.94%) SQL Developer
4 21 (10.94%) VBA Developer
5 18 (9.38%) Access Developer
6 13 (6.77%) Business Analyst
7 12 (6.25%) Microsoft Developer
8 8 (4.17%) Administrator
8 8 (4.17%) Database Developer
9 7 (3.65%) DBA
9 7 (3.65%) Insight Analyst
10 6 (3.13%) Programmer
10 6 (3.13%) Project Manager
10 6 (3.13%) Report Analyst
11 5 (2.60%) Banking Analyst
12 4 (2.08%) Excel Developer
12 4 (2.08%) Excel VBA Developer
12 4 (2.08%) SQL DBA
12 4 (2.08%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (11.46%) .NET
2 13 (6.77%) ASP.NET
3 8 (4.17%) HTML
4 5 (2.60%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (2.60%) JPA
5 4 (2.08%) CSS
5 4 (2.08%) ODBC
6 3 (1.56%) ADO
6 3 (1.56%) DAO
6 3 (1.56%) XML
7 2 (1.04%) Ajax
7 2 (1.04%) Natural Language Processing
7 2 (1.04%) Web Services
8 1 (0.52%) ActiveX
8 1 (0.52%) COM
8 1 (0.52%) CSS3
8 1 (0.52%) HTML5
8 1 (0.52%) jQuery
8 1 (0.52%) WCF
8 1 (0.52%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 45 (23.44%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.73%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.17%) Data Structures
3 8 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (3.13%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (2.08%) AS400
5 4 (2.08%) PMI
5 4 (2.08%) Smart Home
6 3 (1.56%) Reinsurance
7 2 (1.04%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.04%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.04%) Equities
7 2 (1.04%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.04%) iSeries
7 2 (1.04%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.04%) Raspberry Pi
8 1 (0.52%) CESG
8 1 (0.52%) Clustering
8 1 (0.52%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 28 (14.58%) Windows
2 10 (5.21%) Windows 10
3 7 (3.65%) Linux
4 5 (2.60%) Android
4 5 (2.60%) Windows Mobile
4 5 (2.60%) Windows Server
4 5 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.08%) Windows NT
5 4 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.56%) Debian
6 3 (1.56%) Solaris
6 3 (1.56%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.04%) Unix
7 2 (1.04%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (14.06%) Data Analysis
1 27 (14.06%) Problem-Solving
2 24 (12.50%) Migration
3 22 (11.46%) Analytics
4 21 (10.94%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
6 17 (8.85%) Project Management
7 16 (8.33%) Business Analysis
7 16 (8.33%) Data Modelling
8 15 (7.81%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (7.81%) ETL
9 14 (7.29%) Visualisation
10 13 (6.77%) Data Analytics
11 12 (6.25%) Configuration Management
12 10 (5.21%) Change Management
12 10 (5.21%) Data Visualisation
12 10 (5.21%) Validation
13 9 (4.69%) Coaching
13 9 (4.69%) Data Extraction
13 9 (4.69%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 124 (64.58%) SQL
2 70 (36.46%) VBA
3 28 (14.58%) VB
4 27 (14.06%) T-SQL
5 23 (11.98%) C#
6 14 (7.29%) Python
7 12 (6.25%) VB.NET
8 11 (5.73%) R
9 9 (4.69%) PL/SQL
10 8 (4.17%) JavaScript
11 6 (3.13%) Java
11 6 (3.13%) PHP
12 5 (2.60%) C
13 4 (2.08%) VBScript
14 2 (1.04%) Google Apps Script
15 1 (0.52%) C++
15 1 (0.52%) MATLAB
15 1 (0.52%) Ruby
15 1 (0.52%) VB6
Qualifications
1 25 (13.02%) Degree
2 23 (11.98%) Security Cleared
3 20 (10.42%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.13%) ACCA
4 6 (3.13%) CIMA
5 5 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.08%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.52%) CCNP
8 1 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.52%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.52%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.52%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.73%) Data Quality
2 10 (5.21%) QA
3 4 (2.08%) PMO
4 3 (1.56%) GDPR
5 2 (1.04%) COREP
5 2 (1.04%) FINREP
5 2 (1.04%) IFRS
5 2 (1.04%) IFRS 9
5 2 (1.04%) MiFID
5 2 (1.04%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.04%) SLA
6 1 (0.52%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.52%) DICOM
6 1 (0.52%) HL7
6 1 (0.52%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 8 (4.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.52%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (2.08%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (1.04%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.52%) Ansible
3 1 (0.52%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.52%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.52%) Netcool
3 1 (0.52%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.52%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (0.52%) Puppet
Vendors
1 84 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 23 (11.98%) Oracle
3 21 (10.94%) Tableau
4 20 (10.42%) SAP
5 5 (2.60%) CA
5 5 (2.60%) Imperva
5 5 (2.60%) Micro Focus
5 5 (2.60%) Minitab
5 5 (2.60%) OpenText
5 5 (2.60%) Telerik
5 5 (2.60%) Varonis
6 4 (2.08%) Cognos
7 3 (1.56%) Citrix
7 3 (1.56%) Informatica
7 3 (1.56%) InterSystems
7 3 (1.56%) MAPICS
8 2 (1.04%) Bloomberg
8 2 (1.04%) Google
8 2 (1.04%) IBM
8 2 (1.04%) PTC