Period
to 16 August 2017

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 16 August 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
6 months to
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 615 575 432
Rank change year-on-year -40 -143 -20
Contract jobs citing MS Access 253 327 562
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.30% 0.50%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.17% 1.35% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 232 345
UK median daily rate £380 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.92% -7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £217 £196 £175
90th Percentile £500 £488 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £313
% change year-on-year +15.38% +4.00% +7.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 17 33
UK median hourly rate £19.82 £15.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.87% -18.42% +11.76%
10th Percentile £11.29 £11.50 £11.75
90th Percentile £42.88 £30.80 £33.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £13.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +29.63% -40.00% +32.35%

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 21601 24157 26050
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.59% 22.16% 23.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 14398 16196 16910
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 253 383 367
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £28.50 £27.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.77% +4.34% -2.45%
10th Percentile £11.26 £11.50 £14.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £49.35 £54.94
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £29.76 £27.50
% change year-on-year +6.68% +8.23% -2.65%

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 16 August 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 6 months to 16 August 2017.

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 16 August 2017. 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 +7 233 £375 +15.38% 38
UK excluding London -14 147 £375 +15.38% 26
London +8 98 £380 -2.88% 16
North of England +58 36 £375 +17.19% 7
South East -24 36 £330 +6.45% 6
South West +24 31 £400 +6.67% 2
Midlands +15 20 £313 -3.85% 4
Yorkshire +30 19 £344 +7.42%
North West +32 16 £400 +50.94% 7
East of England -2 13 £375 +25.00% 3
West Midlands +32 12 £251 -37.19% 2
Scotland +28 12 £388 +14.31% 2
East Midlands -19 8 £425 +41.67% 2
Wales -3 2 £343 +5.38% 2
North East - 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 16 August 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.

1 134 (52.96%) SQL
2 127 (50.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 95 (37.55%) SQL Server
4 88 (34.78%) Finance
5 85 (33.60%) VBA
5 85 (33.60%) Microsoft
6 46 (18.18%) Windows
7 41 (16.21%) Oracle
7 41 (16.21%) Degree
8 40 (15.81%) Microsoft Office
8 40 (15.81%) Analytical Skills
9 39 (15.42%) .NET
10 37 (14.62%) C#
10 37 (14.62%) Data Analysis
11 35 (13.83%) Agile Software Development
11 35 (13.83%) VB
12 34 (13.44%) Banking
13 33 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
14 32 (12.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 30 (11.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 30 (11.86%) JavaScript
15 30 (11.86%) Project Management
16 26 (10.28%) Migration
16 26 (10.28%) Data Modelling
16 26 (10.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
17 25 (9.88%) HTML
17 25 (9.88%) Analytics
18 24 (9.49%) SDLC
18 24 (9.49%) Management Information System
19 23 (9.09%) SAP

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 (5.53%) SAS
1 14 (5.53%) SharePoint
2 12 (4.74%) IIS
3 9 (3.56%) Apache
4 6 (2.37%) MS Exchange
4 6 (2.37%) Tomcat
4 6 (2.37%) WebLogic
5 5 (1.98%) Apache Spark
5 5 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (1.98%) JBoss
5 5 (1.98%) Live Communications Server
5 5 (1.98%) nginx
5 5 (1.98%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.58%) CMS
6 4 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.19%) ArcGIS
7 3 (1.19%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.79%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 127 (50.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 40 (15.81%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (10.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (2.77%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.58%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (1.19%) SPSS
7 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.79%) Stata
8 1 (0.40%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (2.77%) SAP FI
2 5 (1.98%) SAP CO
2 5 (1.98%) SAP FI/CO
2 5 (1.98%) Unit4 Business World
3 3 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.79%) SAP IS-U
4 2 (0.79%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.40%) Actimize
5 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.40%) SAP FI-GL
5 1 (0.40%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.19%) Office 365
3 2 (0.79%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.79%) Taleo
4 1 (0.40%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.14%) DNS
2 12 (4.74%) DHCP
3 11 (4.35%) LAN
3 11 (4.35%) WAN
4 9 (3.56%) Firewall
5 8 (3.16%) Internet
5 8 (3.16%) LTE
6 6 (2.37%) SAN
7 5 (1.98%) HTTP
7 5 (1.98%) VLAN
7 5 (1.98%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (1.58%) MPLS
8 4 (1.58%) VoIP
9 3 (1.19%) BGP
9 3 (1.19%) IPsec
9 3 (1.19%) Network Security
9 3 (1.19%) OSPF
9 3 (1.19%) Radio Access Network
9 3 (1.19%) SCTP
9 3 (1.19%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (37.55%) SQL Server
2 32 (12.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 30 (11.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 19 (7.51%) Relational Database
5 18 (7.11%) BusinessObjects
5 18 (7.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 16 (6.32%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (4.74%) QlikView
8 10 (3.95%) Power BI
9 9 (3.56%) NoSQL
9 9 (3.56%) Oracle Database
10 7 (2.77%) MarkLogic
10 7 (2.77%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (2.37%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (2.37%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (1.98%) Hadoop
12 5 (1.98%) MongoDB
12 5 (1.98%) RDBMS
12 5 (1.98%) SQL Server 2016
13 4 (1.58%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 18 (7.11%) Visual Studio
2 10 (3.95%) Subversion
3 9 (3.56%) JIRA
4 8 (3.16%) ERwin
4 8 (3.16%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (2.37%) Git (software)
6 5 (1.98%) Ant
6 5 (1.98%) Bitbucket
6 5 (1.98%) Bower
6 5 (1.98%) ClearCase
6 5 (1.98%) Darcs
6 5 (1.98%) Grunt
6 5 (1.98%) gulp
6 5 (1.98%) Jasmine
6 5 (1.98%) Jenkins
6 5 (1.98%) Maven
6 5 (1.98%) Vagrant
6 5 (1.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 4 (1.58%) Toad
8 2 (0.79%) JUnit
General
1 88 (34.78%) Finance
2 34 (13.44%) Banking
3 12 (4.74%) Front Office
3 12 (4.74%) Investment Banking
3 12 (4.74%) Retail
4 9 (3.56%) Pharmaceutical
5 7 (2.77%) Back Office
5 7 (2.77%) Legal
5 7 (2.77%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.98%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.19%) Billing
7 3 (1.19%) Marketing
8 2 (0.79%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.79%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.79%) Publishing
8 2 (0.79%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.40%) Automotive
9 1 (0.40%) Law
9 1 (0.40%) Local Government
9 1 (0.40%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 101 (39.92%) Analyst
2 81 (32.02%) Developer
3 49 (19.37%) Data Analyst
4 23 (9.09%) SQL Developer
5 20 (7.91%) Access Developer
6 19 (7.51%) Database Developer
7 17 (6.72%) VBA Developer
8 15 (5.93%) SQL Analyst
9 14 (5.53%) Microsoft Developer
10 13 (5.14%) Excel Analyst
11 11 (4.35%) SQL Server Developer
12 10 (3.95%) .NET Developer
12 10 (3.95%) Business Analyst
12 10 (3.95%) Java Developer
12 10 (3.95%) Technical Analyst
13 9 (3.56%) Access VBA Developer
13 9 (3.56%) Information Analyst
13 9 (3.56%) Project Manager
14 7 (2.77%) Analyst Developer
14 7 (2.77%) SQL Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (15.42%) .NET
2 25 (9.88%) HTML
3 17 (6.72%) XML
4 14 (5.53%) ASP.NET
5 13 (5.14%) .NET Framework
6 11 (4.35%) CSS
6 11 (4.35%) REST
7 9 (3.56%) HTML5
7 9 (3.56%) jQuery
8 8 (3.16%) AngularJS
9 6 (2.37%) CSS3
9 6 (2.37%) SOAP
9 6 (2.37%) WCF
9 6 (2.37%) Web Services
10 5 (1.98%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (1.98%) Java EE
10 5 (1.98%) Java SE
10 5 (1.98%) JSON
10 5 (1.98%) Spring
10 5 (1.98%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 40 (15.81%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (9.49%) Management Information System
3 7 (2.77%) Data Centre
4 6 (2.37%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.37%) Market Risk
5 5 (1.98%) Clustering
5 5 (1.98%) Fat Client
5 5 (1.98%) Thin Client
6 4 (1.58%) Driving Licence
6 4 (1.58%) NHS
6 4 (1.58%) PMI
7 3 (1.19%) CESG
7 3 (1.19%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.19%) Credit Risk
7 3 (1.19%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.79%) EPoS
8 2 (0.79%) Fixed Income
8 2 (0.79%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.79%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.40%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 46 (18.18%) Windows
2 17 (6.72%) Windows Server
3 10 (3.95%) Unix
4 9 (3.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (2.77%) Linux
5 7 (2.77%) Solaris
6 6 (2.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.98%) Windows 10
7 5 (1.98%) Windows 7
7 5 (1.98%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (1.98%) Windows XP
8 4 (1.58%) AIX
8 4 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.58%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.40%) Android
9 1 (0.40%) HPUX
9 1 (0.40%) SUSE
9 1 (0.40%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.40%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (14.62%) Data Analysis
2 35 (13.83%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
4 30 (11.86%) Project Management
5 26 (10.28%) Data Modelling
5 26 (10.28%) Migration
6 25 (9.88%) Analytics
7 24 (9.49%) SDLC
8 17 (6.72%) Data Management
9 15 (5.93%) Change Management
10 14 (5.53%) Statistics
11 13 (5.14%) Customer Requirements
12 12 (4.74%) CRM
12 12 (4.74%) Data Analytics
12 12 (4.74%) Data Migration
12 12 (4.74%) Integration Testing
12 12 (4.74%) Web Development
12 12 (4.74%) Workflow
13 11 (4.35%) Scrum
13 11 (4.35%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 134 (52.96%) SQL
2 85 (33.60%) VBA
3 37 (14.62%) C#
4 35 (13.83%) VB
5 30 (11.86%) JavaScript
6 15 (5.93%) Java
7 8 (3.16%) Python
8 7 (2.77%) C++
8 7 (2.77%) T-SQL
9 6 (2.37%) Delphi
9 6 (2.37%) Perl
9 6 (2.37%) VBScript
10 5 (1.98%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.98%) R
10 5 (1.98%) Scala
10 5 (1.98%) Shell Script
10 5 (1.98%) TypeScript
10 5 (1.98%) VC++
11 4 (1.58%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.19%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 41 (16.21%) Degree
2 22 (8.70%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.56%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.37%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (2.37%) Numerate Degree
5 5 (1.98%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (1.98%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.58%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.19%) CISSP
7 3 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.79%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.79%) MCSE
9 1 (0.40%) CCA
9 1 (0.40%) CCNA
9 1 (0.40%) CCNP
9 1 (0.40%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.40%) ISEB
9 1 (0.40%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.40%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.91%) Data Quality
2 6 (2.37%) PMO
2 6 (2.37%) QA
3 2 (0.79%) Basel III
3 2 (0.79%) GDPR
3 2 (0.79%) MiFID
3 2 (0.79%) SLA
3 2 (0.79%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.40%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.40%) DICOM
4 1 (0.40%) EMIR
4 1 (0.40%) HL7
4 1 (0.40%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.98%) Docker
3 4 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.40%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (1.98%) Ansible
1 5 (1.98%) NetBackup
1 5 (1.98%) Netcool
1 5 (1.98%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 5 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (1.98%) Unicenter
1 5 (1.98%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 4 (1.58%) BladeLogic
3 3 (1.19%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (0.79%) Oozie
5 1 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 85 (33.60%) Microsoft
2 41 (16.21%) Oracle
3 23 (9.09%) SAP
4 20 (7.91%) Tableau
5 10 (3.95%) Motorola
6 9 (3.56%) IBM
6 9 (3.56%) Informatica
7 8 (3.16%) Alteryx
7 8 (3.16%) Bloomberg
8 7 (2.77%) EMC
8 7 (2.77%) Reuters
9 6 (2.37%) Citrix
9 6 (2.37%) F5
9 6 (2.37%) HP
9 6 (2.37%) VMware
10 5 (1.98%) Cognos
10 5 (1.98%) Meridio
10 5 (1.98%) Veritas
11 4 (1.58%) BMC
11 4 (1.58%) Red Hat