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 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 483 474 374
Rank change year-on-year -9 -100  
Contract jobs citing MS Access 127 178 289
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.33% 0.52%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.21% 1.52% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 125 187
Median daily rate £350 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £179 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £495 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +15.38% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 17
Median hourly rate £20.91 £16.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.72% -8.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £10.95 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.58 £30.60 £23.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +33.33% -  

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 10537 11747 13009
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.37% 21.81% 23.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 15318 17490 19694
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £290 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 333 336
Median hourly rate £31.25 £31.90 £27.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.03% +15.41%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.70 £15.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.83 £50.55 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.95 £26.00
% change year-on-year +18.93% +22.88%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MS Access in the UK

MS Access
Top 10 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 June 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 -1 117 £338 +3.84% 27
UK excluding London -4 81 £375 +15.38% 21
London +1 44 £325 -21.02% 9
South East +2 26 £375 +22.95% 5
North of England +67 25 £369 +15.23% 5
Midlands +21 13 £300 -7.69% 2
Scotland +26 7 £400 +17.99% 3
East of England -6 7 £445 +39.60% 2
South West -6 6 £400 +29.03% 4
Wales -7 1 £343 +5.38%

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 142 (53.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 137 (51.70%) SQL
3 104 (39.25%) Microsoft
4 98 (36.98%) SQL Server
5 90 (33.96%) VBA
6 74 (27.92%) Finance
7 55 (20.75%) Windows
8 51 (19.25%) Microsoft Office
9 50 (18.87%) .NET
10 47 (17.74%) Oracle
10 47 (17.74%) Data Analysis
11 45 (16.98%) VB
12 42 (15.85%) Degree
13 41 (15.47%) Agile Software Development
13 41 (15.47%) C#
14 38 (14.34%) Analytical Skills
15 35 (13.21%) Migration
16 33 (12.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 32 (12.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 32 (12.08%) Business Intelligence
18 30 (11.32%) Project Management
19 28 (10.57%) Security Cleared
20 27 (10.19%) Banking
20 27 (10.19%) HTML
20 27 (10.19%) JavaScript
21 26 (9.81%) SAP
21 26 (9.81%) Management Information System
22 23 (8.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
22 23 (8.68%) Analytics
23 22 (8.30%) 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 14 (5.28%) IIS
2 13 (4.91%) SAS
2 13 (4.91%) SharePoint
3 9 (3.40%) Apache
4 8 (3.02%) Apache Spark
4 8 (3.02%) MS Exchange
5 6 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (2.26%) Tomcat
5 6 (2.26%) WebLogic
6 5 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (1.89%) JBoss
6 5 (1.89%) Live Communications Server
6 5 (1.89%) nginx
6 5 (1.89%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (1.13%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.75%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.75%) CMS
9 2 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.75%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 142 (53.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 51 (19.25%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (8.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (3.02%) MS Visio
5 6 (2.26%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (1.51%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.38%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.38%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (3.02%) SAP FI
2 4 (1.51%) SAP CO
2 4 (1.51%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.75%) SAP IS-U
3 2 (0.75%) SAP PM
4 1 (0.38%) Actimize
4 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.38%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.38%) Relativity
4 1 (0.38%) Sage 50
4 1 (0.38%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.38%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (3.40%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.40%) Office 365
3 5 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.51%) Google Tag Manager
5 2 (0.75%) Taleo
6 1 (0.38%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.38%) CallidusCloud
6 1 (0.38%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.38%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.91%) DHCP
1 13 (4.91%) DNS
2 11 (4.15%) LAN
2 11 (4.15%) WAN
3 9 (3.40%) HTTP
4 8 (3.02%) Firewall
5 6 (2.26%) Internet
5 6 (2.26%) LTE
5 6 (2.26%) SAN
6 5 (1.89%) VLAN
6 5 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (1.51%) Radio Access Network
7 4 (1.51%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.51%) VoIP
8 3 (1.13%) 2G
8 3 (1.13%) 3G
8 3 (1.13%) IPsec
8 3 (1.13%) MVNO
8 3 (1.13%) Network Security
8 3 (1.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (36.98%) SQL Server
2 33 (12.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 32 (12.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 22 (8.30%) Relational Database
5 18 (6.79%) BusinessObjects
5 18 (6.79%) SQL Server 2008
6 16 (6.04%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (6.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 14 (5.28%) SQL Server 2014
8 12 (4.53%) Power BI
9 9 (3.40%) Oracle Database
10 8 (3.02%) Hadoop
11 7 (2.64%) SQL Server 2000
11 7 (2.64%) SQL Server 2005
11 7 (2.64%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (2.26%) NoSQL
13 5 (1.89%) Big Data
13 5 (1.89%) MongoDB
13 5 (1.89%) MySQL
13 5 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 22 (8.30%) Visual Studio
2 11 (4.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (3.40%) JIRA
4 8 (3.02%) Subversion
4 8 (3.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 6 (2.26%) Bitbucket
5 6 (2.26%) Git (software)
6 5 (1.89%) Bower
6 5 (1.89%) Darcs
6 5 (1.89%) Grunt
6 5 (1.89%) gulp
6 5 (1.89%) Jasmine
6 5 (1.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 5 (1.89%) Vagrant
7 4 (1.51%) ERwin
7 4 (1.51%) Toad
8 3 (1.13%) Ant
8 3 (1.13%) ClearCase
8 3 (1.13%) Jenkins
8 3 (1.13%) Maven
General
1 74 (27.92%) Finance
2 27 (10.19%) Banking
3 17 (6.42%) Front Office
4 10 (3.77%) Retail
5 8 (3.02%) Back Office
5 8 (3.02%) Investment Banking
6 7 (2.64%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (2.26%) Manufacturing
7 6 (2.26%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.51%) Marketing
9 3 (1.13%) Billing
9 3 (1.13%) General Ledger
9 3 (1.13%) Legal
10 2 (0.75%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.38%) Automotive
11 1 (0.38%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.38%) Law
11 1 (0.38%) Publishing
11 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.38%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 106 (40.00%) Analyst
2 87 (32.83%) Developer
3 47 (17.74%) Data Analyst
4 21 (7.92%) Access Developer
4 21 (7.92%) Database Developer
4 21 (7.92%) SQL Developer
5 15 (5.66%) Microsoft Developer
6 14 (5.28%) Excel Analyst
6 14 (5.28%) SQL Analyst
7 13 (4.91%) VBA Developer
8 12 (4.53%) Business Analyst
8 12 (4.53%) Excel Developer
8 12 (4.53%) SAP Analyst
9 11 (4.15%) .NET Developer
10 10 (3.77%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 10 (3.77%) Technical Analyst
11 9 (3.40%) Excel VBA Developer
11 9 (3.40%) Java Developer
11 9 (3.40%) Project Manager
12 8 (3.02%) Report Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (18.87%) .NET
2 27 (10.19%) HTML
3 20 (7.55%) XML
4 14 (5.28%) .NET Framework
5 13 (4.91%) ASP.NET
6 10 (3.77%) CSS
7 8 (3.02%) HTML5
8 7 (2.64%) jQuery
9 6 (2.26%) AngularJS
9 6 (2.26%) CSS3
9 6 (2.26%) REST
9 6 (2.26%) SOAP
9 6 (2.26%) XSLT
10 5 (1.89%) Backbone.js
10 5 (1.89%) JSP
10 5 (1.89%) LESS
10 5 (1.89%) React
10 5 (1.89%) Sass
10 5 (1.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 5 (1.89%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 38 (14.34%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (9.81%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.02%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.26%) Clustering
4 6 (2.26%) Driving Licence
4 6 (2.26%) Fat Client
4 6 (2.26%) Thin Client
5 5 (1.89%) Derivative
6 4 (1.51%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.51%) Digital Media
6 4 (1.51%) Market Risk
6 4 (1.51%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.51%) PMI
7 3 (1.13%) CESG
7 3 (1.13%) Credit Risk
7 3 (1.13%) Fixed Income
7 3 (1.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.13%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.13%) NHS
7 3 (1.13%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 55 (20.75%) Windows
2 20 (7.55%) Windows Server
3 13 (4.91%) Windows XP
4 11 (4.15%) Unix
4 11 (4.15%) Windows 10
5 10 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (2.64%) Linux
6 7 (2.64%) Solaris
7 6 (2.26%) Windows 7
7 6 (2.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (1.51%) AIX
8 4 (1.51%) Mac OS X
8 4 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.51%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 4 (1.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.38%) Android
9 1 (0.38%) HPUX
9 1 (0.38%) SUSE
9 1 (0.38%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.38%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (17.74%) Data Analysis
2 41 (15.47%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (13.21%) Migration
4 32 (12.08%) Business Intelligence
5 30 (11.32%) Project Management
6 23 (8.68%) Analytics
7 18 (6.79%) Data Modelling
8 17 (6.42%) Data Management
8 17 (6.42%) Statistics
9 16 (6.04%) Change Management
9 16 (6.04%) Unit Testing
10 15 (5.66%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (5.28%) Data Migration
11 14 (5.28%) Workflow
12 13 (4.91%) ETL
13 12 (4.53%) Data Cleansing
13 12 (4.53%) Integration Testing
13 12 (4.53%) Mathematics
13 12 (4.53%) Validation
14 11 (4.15%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 137 (51.70%) SQL
2 90 (33.96%) VBA
3 45 (16.98%) VB
4 41 (15.47%) C#
5 27 (10.19%) JavaScript
6 17 (6.42%) T-SQL
7 16 (6.04%) VB.NET
8 15 (5.66%) Python
9 14 (5.28%) Java
10 9 (3.40%) VB6
11 8 (3.02%) C++
11 8 (3.02%) R
12 7 (2.64%) Perl
13 6 (2.26%) Delphi
13 6 (2.26%) PHP
14 5 (1.89%) Bash Shell
14 5 (1.89%) Scala
14 5 (1.89%) TypeScript
14 5 (1.89%) VBScript
14 5 (1.89%) VC++
Qualifications
1 42 (15.85%) Degree
2 28 (10.57%) Security Cleared
3 10 (3.77%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.02%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (2.26%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (2.26%) DV Cleared
5 6 (2.26%) Numerate Degree
6 4 (1.51%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.13%) CISSP
7 3 (1.13%) CTC Cleared
7 3 (1.13%) HNC
8 2 (0.75%) CCNA
8 2 (0.75%) CCNP
8 2 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.75%) HND
8 2 (0.75%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.38%) APMP
9 1 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.38%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.04%) Data Quality
2 6 (2.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.51%) PMO
3 4 (1.51%) QA
4 3 (1.13%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.75%) Basel III
5 2 (0.75%) GDPR
5 2 (0.75%) MiFID
5 2 (0.75%) SLA
5 2 (0.75%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.38%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.38%) DICOM
6 1 (0.38%) EMIR
6 1 (0.38%) GAAP
6 1 (0.38%) HL7
6 1 (0.38%) IFRS
6 1 (0.38%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 14 (5.28%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.89%) Docker
3 3 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.38%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (2.26%) NetBackup
1 6 (2.26%) Netcool
1 6 (2.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 6 (2.26%) Unicenter
2 5 (1.89%) Ansible
2 5 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (1.89%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 4 (1.51%) BladeLogic
4 3 (1.13%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.38%) Oozie
Vendors
1 104 (39.25%) Microsoft
2 47 (17.74%) Oracle
3 26 (9.81%) SAP
4 15 (5.66%) Tableau
5 8 (3.02%) HP
5 8 (3.02%) Motorola
6 7 (2.64%) Citrix
7 6 (2.26%) Cognos
7 6 (2.26%) EMC
7 6 (2.26%) Meridio
7 6 (2.26%) Veritas
8 5 (1.89%) Adobe
8 5 (1.89%) IBM
8 5 (1.89%) Informatica
8 5 (1.89%) Sybase
9 4 (1.51%) Bloomberg
9 4 (1.51%) BMC
9 4 (1.51%) Google
9 4 (1.51%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.51%) Reuters
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