Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 707 577 514
Rank change year-on-year -130 -63 -98
Contract jobs citing MS Access 173 258 388
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.28% 0.37%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.76% 1.25% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 139 281
UK median daily rate £375 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.74% +12.31% -7.14%
10th Percentile £205 £200 £195
90th Percentile £513 £508 £496
UK excluding London median daily rate £331 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -5.43% +7.69% +4.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 21 20
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -1.41% -1.77%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.25 £32.25 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.01 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +64.76% -2.86% -12.50%

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 22,645 20,694 23,374
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.54% 22.59% 21.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,765 13,761 15,754
UK median daily rate £464 £442 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.98% +3.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 272 382
UK median hourly rate £33.75 £30.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +5.26% +10.34%
10th Percentile £13.95 £10.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.15 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year +11.67% +5.26% +14.00%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -112 162 £375 +4.53% 50
UK excluding London -93 105 £331 -5.43% 45
London -65 67 £475 +26.67% 8
North of England -44 30 £350 -5.08% 13
South East -50 23 £300 -20.00% 10
East of England +13 17 £300 -3.92% 8
Midlands -24 17 £293 +17.00% 2
North West -25 17 £350 -12.50% 5
West Midlands -26 11 £315 +77.32% 1
Yorkshire -28 11 £338 +3.85% 6
South West -4 8 £298 -15.00% 9
Scotland -45 8 £280 -27.74% 3
East Midlands -4 6 £213 -29.17% 1
North East -1 2 £469 - 2
Wales -13 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 100 (57.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 77 (44.51%) SQL
3 75 (43.35%) Microsoft
4 68 (39.31%) VBA
5 59 (34.10%) SQL Server
6 58 (33.53%) Finance
7 35 (20.23%) Business Intelligence
8 31 (17.92%) Oracle
8 31 (17.92%) Analytical Skills
9 28 (16.18%) Problem-Solving
10 25 (14.45%) Windows
10 25 (14.45%) Migration
11 21 (12.14%) Degree
12 20 (11.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 20 (11.56%) Relational Database
13 19 (10.98%) Data Analysis
13 19 (10.98%) Project Management
14 18 (10.40%) C#
15 17 (9.83%) .NET
16 16 (9.25%) Management Information System
17 15 (8.67%) Agile Software Development
17 15 (8.67%) Banking
17 15 (8.67%) VB
17 15 (8.67%) Microsoft Project
17 15 (8.67%) Microsoft Office
17 15 (8.67%) XML
17 15 (8.67%) ERP
17 15 (8.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 15 (8.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 14 (8.09%) Windows Server

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 (7.51%) SharePoint
2 9 (5.20%) Apache
3 7 (4.05%) Tomcat
4 5 (2.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (2.89%) WebLogic
4 5 (2.89%) WebLogic Integration
5 4 (2.31%) IIS
5 4 (2.31%) SAS
5 4 (2.31%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (1.73%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.16%) JBoss
7 2 (1.16%) Live Communications Server
7 2 (1.16%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.16%) nginx
7 2 (1.16%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.58%) Confluence
8 1 (0.58%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.58%) WordPress
Applications
1 100 (57.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (11.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 15 (8.67%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (8.67%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (3.47%) MS Visio
5 4 (2.31%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.58%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.58%) InVision
Business Applications
1 4 (2.31%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (1.73%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.16%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 1 (0.58%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.58%) Line 500
4 1 (0.58%) Movex
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.58%) Primavera
4 1 (0.58%) Raiser's Edge
4 1 (0.58%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.58%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.58%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.58%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.58%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.47%) Office 365
2 5 (2.89%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.58%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.89%) FTP
2 3 (1.73%) DHCP
2 3 (1.73%) DNS
3 2 (1.16%) 3G
3 2 (1.16%) 4G
3 2 (1.16%) HTTP
3 2 (1.16%) Internet
3 2 (1.16%) LTE
3 2 (1.16%) SAN
4 1 (0.58%) 2G
4 1 (0.58%) GPRS
4 1 (0.58%) GSM
4 1 (0.58%) LAN
4 1 (0.58%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.58%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.58%) UMTS
4 1 (0.58%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (34.10%) SQL Server
2 20 (11.56%) Relational Database
3 15 (8.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (8.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (6.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 10 (5.78%) Power BI
6 9 (5.20%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (3.47%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (3.47%) Crystal Reports
8 6 (3.47%) Oracle Database
8 6 (3.47%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (2.89%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (2.89%) SQL Server 2016
10 4 (2.31%) OLAP
10 4 (2.31%) PerformancePoint
11 3 (1.73%) Amazon Aurora
11 3 (1.73%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 3 (1.73%) MySQL
12 2 (1.16%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 12 (6.94%) JIRA
2 6 (3.47%) Visual Studio
3 4 (2.31%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (1.73%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.16%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.16%) Bower
5 2 (1.16%) Darcs
5 2 (1.16%) Grunt
5 2 (1.16%) gulp
5 2 (1.16%) Jasmine
5 2 (1.16%) MSBuild
5 2 (1.16%) NUnit
5 2 (1.16%) SpecFlow
5 2 (1.16%) Subversion
5 2 (1.16%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.58%) Toad
General
1 58 (33.53%) Finance
2 15 (8.67%) Banking
3 12 (6.94%) Manufacturing
4 8 (4.62%) Investment Banking
4 8 (4.62%) Retail
5 7 (4.05%) Legal
6 6 (3.47%) Telecoms
7 5 (2.89%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.73%) Automotive
8 3 (1.73%) Front Office
8 3 (1.73%) General Ledger
8 3 (1.73%) Marketing
9 2 (1.16%) Electronics
9 2 (1.16%) French Language
9 2 (1.16%) Military
9 2 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.58%) Advertising
10 1 (0.58%) Billing
Job Titles
1 65 (37.57%) Analyst
2 51 (29.48%) Developer
3 23 (13.29%) Data Analyst
4 22 (12.72%) Access Developer
4 22 (12.72%) VBA Developer
5 14 (8.09%) SQL Developer
6 11 (6.36%) Access VBA Developer
6 11 (6.36%) Project Manager
7 9 (5.20%) Excel Developer
7 9 (5.20%) Microsoft Developer
8 8 (4.62%) IT Manager
8 8 (4.62%) Systems Analyst
9 7 (4.05%) Excel VBA Developer
9 7 (4.05%) IT Support
10 6 (3.47%) .NET Developer
10 6 (3.47%) IT Analyst
10 6 (3.47%) IT Project Manager
10 6 (3.47%) IT Support Analyst
10 6 (3.47%) Senior Developer
11 5 (2.89%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.83%) .NET
2 15 (8.67%) XML
3 9 (5.20%) ASP.NET
4 7 (4.05%) .NET Framework
4 7 (4.05%) CSS
4 7 (4.05%) HTML
5 4 (2.31%) AngularJS
5 4 (2.31%) MDX
5 4 (2.31%) REST
5 4 (2.31%) SOAP
5 4 (2.31%) Web Services
6 3 (1.73%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (1.73%) jQuery
6 3 (1.73%) ODBC
7 2 (1.16%) Java EE
7 2 (1.16%) Java SE
7 2 (1.16%) JSON
7 2 (1.16%) WCF
7 2 (1.16%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 2 (1.16%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 31 (17.92%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (9.25%) Management Information System
3 9 (5.20%) Data Structures
3 9 (5.20%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (2.89%) LIMS
4 5 (2.89%) N-Tier
5 4 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.73%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.73%) Derivative
7 2 (1.16%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.16%) EPoS
7 2 (1.16%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.16%) Market Risk
7 2 (1.16%) NHS
7 2 (1.16%) OTC Derivatives
7 2 (1.16%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.58%) Equities
8 1 (0.58%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.58%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.58%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 25 (14.45%) Windows
2 14 (8.09%) Windows Server
3 8 (4.62%) Windows 10
4 6 (3.47%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (2.89%) HPUX
5 5 (2.89%) Linux
5 5 (2.89%) SUSE
6 4 (2.31%) Windows 2000 Server
6 4 (2.31%) Windows NT
7 3 (1.73%) Unix
7 3 (1.73%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.16%) Solaris
8 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.16%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.58%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (20.23%) Business Intelligence
2 28 (16.18%) Problem-Solving
3 25 (14.45%) Migration
4 19 (10.98%) Data Analysis
4 19 (10.98%) Project Management
5 15 (8.67%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (8.67%) ERP
6 11 (6.36%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (6.36%) Web Development
7 10 (5.78%) Analytics
8 8 (4.62%) Performance Management
8 8 (4.62%) Statistics
9 7 (4.05%) Customer Requirements
9 7 (4.05%) ETL
9 7 (4.05%) Procure-to-Pay
9 7 (4.05%) Strategic Planning
10 6 (3.47%) Business Analysis
10 6 (3.47%) MVC
10 6 (3.47%) Process Improvement
10 6 (3.47%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 77 (44.51%) SQL
2 68 (39.31%) VBA
3 18 (10.40%) C#
4 15 (8.67%) VB
5 9 (5.20%) JavaScript
5 9 (5.20%) T-SQL
6 5 (2.89%) FoxPro (VFP)
7 4 (2.31%) TypeScript
8 3 (1.73%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.73%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.73%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.16%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.16%) Java
9 2 (1.16%) Java 8
9 2 (1.16%) Scala
9 2 (1.16%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.58%) Python
10 1 (0.58%) R
Qualifications
1 21 (12.14%) Degree
2 11 (6.36%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.47%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.89%) ISTQB
4 5 (2.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (2.31%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (2.31%) ISEB
5 4 (2.31%) Postgraduate
6 2 (1.16%) BC Cleared
6 2 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.58%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.94%) Data Quality
2 6 (3.47%) QA
2 6 (3.47%) SLA
3 5 (2.89%) GDPR
4 3 (1.73%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (1.73%) PMO
5 2 (1.16%) MiFID
System Software
1 5 (2.89%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.73%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (1.16%) Docker
3 2 (1.16%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (2.89%) HP ALM
2 2 (1.16%) Ansible
2 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (1.16%) NetBackup
2 2 (1.16%) Netcool
2 2 (1.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (1.16%) Unicenter
2 2 (1.16%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 1 (0.58%) Amdocs OSS
Vendors
1 75 (43.35%) Microsoft
2 31 (17.92%) Oracle
3 13 (7.51%) Tableau
4 12 (6.94%) HP
5 11 (6.36%) SAP
6 5 (2.89%) JD Edwards
6 5 (2.89%) TIBCO
7 3 (1.73%) Bloomberg
7 3 (1.73%) Citrix
7 3 (1.73%) Lotus
8 2 (1.16%) EMC
8 2 (1.16%) Meridio
8 2 (1.16%) Reuters
8 2 (1.16%) Veritas
9 1 (0.58%) Cramer
9 1 (0.58%) Ericsson
9 1 (0.58%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.58%) IBM
9 1 (0.58%) Nortel
9 1 (0.58%) Remedy