Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 654 610 441
Rank change year-on-year -44 -169 -18
Contract jobs citing MS Access 222 265 527
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.27% 0.49%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.01% 1.21% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 175 338
UK median daily rate £400 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% +4.09%
10th Percentile £200 £211 £213
90th Percentile £588 £495 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 40
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.79% -25.64% -4.88%
10th Percentile £13.65 £11.18 £12.50
90th Percentile £46.75 £31.50 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% -30.77% -7.14%

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 22,055 21,919 24,774
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.99% 22.56% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,343 14,608 16,508
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £310 £288 £275
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 254 320 425
UK median hourly rate £30.95 £28.34 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.21% -5.53% +4.57%
10th Percentile £14.68 £10.45 £12.00
90th Percentile £55.42 £50.16 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £29.25
% change year-on-year +27.27% -5.98% +6.36%

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 18 January 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 18 January 2018.

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 18 January 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 -40 207 £400 +9.59% 53
London -1 111 £450 +16.73% 20
UK excluding London -69 108 £375 +7.14% 34
South East -75 31 £413 +10.00% 5
North of England +25 25 £375 +15.38% 12
South West +16 22 £400 - 3
North West +14 15 £425 +70.00% 6
East of England -11 10 £394 +5.00% 8
Yorkshire +3 9 £358 +5.93% 3
Midlands -4 8 £203 -35.20% 5
Scotland -8 7 £241 -6.31% 1
West Midlands +1 6 £205 -41.43% 4
Wales - 6 £250 -
East Midlands +2 2 £200 +5.26% 1
North East - 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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.

1 147 (66.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 89 (40.09%) VBA
3 88 (39.64%) SQL
4 87 (39.19%) Finance
5 83 (37.39%) Microsoft
6 77 (34.68%) SQL Server
7 50 (22.52%) Business Intelligence
8 49 (22.07%) Analytical Skills
9 42 (18.92%) Data Analysis
10 40 (18.02%) Microsoft Office
11 37 (16.67%) Banking
12 32 (14.41%) SDLC
13 31 (13.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 29 (13.06%) Data Modelling
15 27 (12.16%) Analytics
16 26 (11.71%) Migration
17 24 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
17 24 (10.81%) SAP
17 24 (10.81%) Oracle
17 24 (10.81%) C#
18 23 (10.36%) Windows
19 21 (9.46%) HTML
19 21 (9.46%) .NET
20 20 (9.01%) Data Management
21 18 (8.11%) CSS
21 18 (8.11%) ETL
22 17 (7.66%) Cognos
22 17 (7.66%) XML
22 17 (7.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
22 17 (7.66%) Management Information System

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 (5.86%) SAS
1 13 (5.86%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.25%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.90%) Apache
3 2 (0.90%) CMS
3 2 (0.90%) Documentum
3 2 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.90%) JBoss
3 2 (0.90%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.90%) NetWeaver
3 2 (0.90%) nginx
3 2 (0.90%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (0.90%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.45%) Live Communications Server
4 1 (0.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 147 (66.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 40 (18.02%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (7.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (3.60%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (1.80%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (1.35%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.45%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (3.15%) HFM
1 7 (3.15%) SAP CO
1 7 (3.15%) SAP FI
1 7 (3.15%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (0.90%) Actimize
3 2 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.90%) SAP FI-GL
3 2 (0.90%) SAP PM
3 2 (0.90%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.45%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.25%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.80%) Office 365
3 2 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.90%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.45%) GitHub
4 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.80%) DHCP
1 4 (1.80%) LAN
2 3 (1.35%) DNS
2 3 (1.35%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.35%) WAN
3 2 (0.90%) HTTP
3 2 (0.90%) Internet
3 2 (0.90%) SAN
4 1 (0.45%) NAS
4 1 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (34.68%) SQL Server
2 31 (13.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (7.66%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (6.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 15 (6.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (6.31%) Relational Database
6 13 (5.86%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (5.41%) QlikView
8 11 (4.95%) Power BI
9 9 (4.05%) OLAP
10 7 (3.15%) PerformancePoint
11 6 (2.70%) MySQL
12 5 (2.25%) Hadoop
12 5 (2.25%) PowerPivot
12 5 (2.25%) Qlik Sense
12 5 (2.25%) SQL Server 2016
13 4 (1.80%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (1.80%) RDBMS
13 4 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
13 4 (1.80%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (4.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 6 (2.70%) JIRA
3 5 (2.25%) Subversion
4 3 (1.35%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.90%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.90%) Bower
5 2 (0.90%) Darcs
5 2 (0.90%) ERwin
5 2 (0.90%) Grunt
5 2 (0.90%) gulp
5 2 (0.90%) Jasmine
5 2 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.90%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.90%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.45%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.45%) Toad
General
1 87 (39.19%) Finance
2 37 (16.67%) Banking
3 11 (4.95%) Investment Banking
4 9 (4.05%) Retail
5 8 (3.60%) Pharmaceutical
5 8 (3.60%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.70%) Retail Banking
7 5 (2.25%) Front Office
7 5 (2.25%) Legal
7 5 (2.25%) Manufacturing
7 5 (2.25%) Marketing
8 2 (0.90%) Automotive
8 2 (0.90%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.45%) Advertising
9 1 (0.45%) Electronics
9 1 (0.45%) French Language
9 1 (0.45%) German Language
9 1 (0.45%) Law
9 1 (0.45%) Military
Job Titles
1 109 (49.10%) Analyst
2 74 (33.33%) Developer
3 61 (27.48%) Data Analyst
4 32 (14.41%) Access Developer
5 23 (10.36%) VBA Developer
6 19 (8.56%) Microsoft Developer
7 15 (6.76%) Access VBA Developer
7 15 (6.76%) SQL Developer
7 15 (6.76%) SSIS Developer
8 13 (5.86%) Credit Analyst
8 13 (5.86%) Credit Risk Analyst
8 13 (5.86%) Risk Analyst
9 11 (4.95%) Business Analyst
10 10 (4.50%) Risk Data Analyst
10 10 (4.50%) SSAS Developer
11 9 (4.05%) Excel Developer
11 9 (4.05%) Excel VBA Developer
12 8 (3.60%) SAP Analyst
13 7 (3.15%) Banking Analyst
13 7 (3.15%) SAP Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (9.46%) .NET
1 21 (9.46%) HTML
2 18 (8.11%) CSS
3 17 (7.66%) XML
4 10 (4.50%) REST
5 9 (4.05%) MDX
6 7 (3.15%) .NET Framework
7 6 (2.70%) ASP.NET
8 5 (2.25%) ActiveX
8 5 (2.25%) Web Services
9 4 (1.80%) Entity Framework
9 4 (1.80%) HTML5
9 4 (1.80%) SOAP
10 3 (1.35%) ADO
10 3 (1.35%) AngularJS
10 3 (1.35%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (1.35%) CSS3
10 3 (1.35%) jQuery
10 3 (1.35%) Oracle Fusion
11 2 (0.90%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 49 (22.07%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (7.66%) Management Information System
3 13 (5.86%) Credit Risk
4 7 (3.15%) NHS
5 3 (1.35%) FMCG
5 3 (1.35%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (1.35%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.90%) Derivative
6 2 (0.90%) EPoS
6 2 (0.90%) Market Risk
6 2 (0.90%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.45%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.45%) Clustering
7 1 (0.45%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.45%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.45%) Equities
7 1 (0.45%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.45%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.45%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 23 (10.36%) Windows
2 12 (5.41%) Windows 10
3 10 (4.50%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.80%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.90%) Linux
6 2 (0.90%) Unix
7 1 (0.45%) Solaris
7 1 (0.45%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (22.52%) Business Intelligence
2 42 (18.92%) Data Analysis
3 32 (14.41%) SDLC
4 29 (13.06%) Data Modelling
5 27 (12.16%) Analytics
6 26 (11.71%) Migration
7 24 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
8 20 (9.01%) Data Management
9 18 (8.11%) ETL
10 15 (6.76%) Project Management
11 13 (5.86%) Business Process Modelling
11 13 (5.86%) Fit Analysis
11 13 (5.86%) Project Planning
11 13 (5.86%) UML
11 13 (5.86%) Visualisation
12 12 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (5.41%) Data Migration
12 12 (5.41%) Risk Management
13 11 (4.95%) Web Development
14 10 (4.50%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 89 (40.09%) VBA
2 88 (39.64%) SQL
3 24 (10.81%) C#
4 13 (5.86%) PHP
5 10 (4.50%) JavaScript
5 10 (4.50%) Python
6 9 (4.05%) R
7 5 (2.25%) T-SQL
8 4 (1.80%) Java
8 4 (1.80%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.90%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.90%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.90%) Scala
9 2 (0.90%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.90%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.45%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (7.21%) Security Cleared
2 13 (5.86%) Degree
3 9 (4.05%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (1.35%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.90%) APMP
6 2 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.45%) CCA
7 1 (0.45%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.45%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.45%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.45%) PMP
7 1 (0.45%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.41%) Data Quality
2 9 (4.05%) QA
3 3 (1.35%) GDPR
4 2 (0.90%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (3.60%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.35%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (0.90%) Docker
4 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.90%) Ansible
1 2 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (0.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (0.45%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.45%) Netcool
2 1 (0.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (0.45%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 83 (37.39%) Microsoft
2 24 (10.81%) Oracle
2 24 (10.81%) SAP
3 17 (7.66%) Cognos
4 14 (6.31%) Tableau
5 7 (3.15%) Hyperion
6 6 (2.70%) IBM
7 3 (1.35%) Citrix
8 2 (0.90%) Alteryx
8 2 (0.90%) CyberArk
8 2 (0.90%) DevExpress
8 2 (0.90%) Google
8 2 (0.90%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.90%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.90%) Sun
9 1 (0.45%) Meridio
9 1 (0.45%) Polycom
9 1 (0.45%) RedGate
9 1 (0.45%) Teradata
9 1 (0.45%) VMware