Period
to 19 March 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 19 March 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
19 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 666 710 578
Rank change year-on-year +44 -132 -134
Contract jobs citing MS Access 194 189 280
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.19% 0.30%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.90% 0.85% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 116 177
UK median daily rate £388 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.89% +20.00% +9.17%
10th Percentile £200 £216 £212
90th Percentile £484 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £368
% change year-on-year - -4.76% +13.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 16
UK median hourly rate £23.39 £16.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.77% +8.20% -21.79%
10th Percentile £16.75 £14.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.46 £107.25 £35.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.75 £16.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year +62.12% +8.20% -21.79%

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 21,674 22,118 20,939
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.41% 21.93% 22.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,944 15,364 14,022
UK median daily rate £475 £469 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% +7.14% +2.94%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £290
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 243 277
UK median hourly rate £34.00 £35.54 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.33% +34.11% +4.17%
10th Percentile £13.00 £15.19 £10.05
90th Percentile £56.35 £54.75 £50.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £40.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -15.00% +60.00% +2.04%

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 19 March 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 19 March 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MS Access in the UK

MS Access
Top 14 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 19 March 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 +19 178 £390 -13.33% 29
UK excluding London +2 102 £350 - 34
London +28 90 £400 -15.79% 5
South East +3 32 £338 -25.00% 3
Midlands +22 27 £363 +68.60% 12
North of England -5 24 £420 +12.00% 7
West Midlands +7 16 £388 +61.46% 8
Yorkshire +11 12 £465 +27.40% 4
East Midlands +24 11 £313 +47.06% 4
Wales -1 11 £375 +50.00% 3
North West -4 9 £363 -3.33% 2
South West -39 4 £425 +24.45% 2
Scotland - 4 £340 - 7
North East -7 3 £205 -68.46% 1

For the 6 months to 19 March 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.

1 117 (60.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 109 (56.19%) SQL
3 82 (42.27%) SQL Server
4 71 (36.60%) VBA
5 66 (34.02%) Finance
6 59 (30.41%) Microsoft
7 43 (22.16%) Analytical Skills
8 40 (20.62%) Data Analysis
9 32 (16.49%) Python
10 28 (14.43%) Migration
11 27 (13.92%) Data Management
12 25 (12.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 24 (12.37%) Problem-Solving
13 24 (12.37%) Data Modelling
13 24 (12.37%) VB
13 24 (12.37%) T-SQL
14 23 (11.86%) VBScript
14 23 (11.86%) Security Cleared
15 22 (11.34%) Microsoft Office
16 21 (10.82%) Windows
16 21 (10.82%) C#
17 20 (10.31%) .NET
17 20 (10.31%) Oracle
17 20 (10.31%) Linux
17 20 (10.31%) SharePoint
17 20 (10.31%) Asset Management
17 20 (10.31%) Data Migration
18 19 (9.79%) Ubuntu
18 19 (9.79%) PHP
19 18 (9.28%) 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 20 (10.31%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.61%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.06%) IIS
3 4 (2.06%) SAS
4 1 (0.52%) Apache
4 1 (0.52%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.52%) Confluence
4 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.52%) Live Communications Server
4 1 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.52%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.52%) Umbraco
Applications
1 117 (60.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (11.34%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (5.67%) Spreadsheet
4 7 (3.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (2.58%) CATIA
5 5 (2.58%) Siemens NX
6 3 (1.55%) MS Visio
7 2 (1.03%) InfoPath
7 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.52%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (3.09%) SAP HR
2 5 (2.58%) Teamcenter
2 5 (2.58%) Workday HCM
3 3 (1.55%) Line 500
3 3 (1.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (1.03%) SAP MII
4 2 (1.03%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.52%) HFM
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 1 (0.52%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.52%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.52%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.52%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.61%) Office 365
2 3 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.03%) GitHub
4 1 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.52%) PaaS
4 1 (0.52%) SaaS
4 1 (0.52%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.03%) DNS
1 2 (1.03%) Internet
1 2 (1.03%) SAN
2 1 (0.52%) BGP
2 1 (0.52%) Broadband
2 1 (0.52%) DHCP
2 1 (0.52%) Firewall
2 1 (0.52%) FTP
2 1 (0.52%) HTTP
2 1 (0.52%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.52%) IPsec
2 1 (0.52%) LAN
2 1 (0.52%) MPLS
2 1 (0.52%) OSPF
2 1 (0.52%) Skype
2 1 (0.52%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.52%) VoIP
2 1 (0.52%) VPN
2 1 (0.52%) WAN
2 1 (0.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (42.27%) SQL Server
2 25 (12.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (8.76%) PostgreSQL
4 16 (8.25%) SQL Server 2014
5 14 (7.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (5.67%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (5.15%) Relational Database
8 9 (4.64%) MySQL
9 7 (3.61%) BusinessObjects
10 6 (3.09%) Power BI
11 5 (2.58%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (2.06%) SQLPlus
13 3 (1.55%) Crystal Reports
13 3 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
14 2 (1.03%) Apache Hive
14 2 (1.03%) Base SAS
14 2 (1.03%) Hadoop
14 2 (1.03%) QlikView
14 2 (1.03%) SAS Enterprise Guide
14 2 (1.03%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 7 (3.61%) Toad
2 5 (2.58%) Visual Studio
3 4 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.55%) LSMW
5 2 (1.03%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.03%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.03%) JIRA
6 1 (0.52%) GitLab
6 1 (0.52%) Subversion
General
1 66 (34.02%) Finance
2 16 (8.25%) Banking
3 8 (4.12%) Front Office
4 7 (3.61%) Retail
5 5 (2.58%) Legal
6 4 (2.06%) German Language
7 3 (1.55%) Billing
7 3 (1.55%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.55%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.03%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.03%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.03%) Marketing
8 2 (1.03%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.52%) Electronics
9 1 (0.52%) International Banking
9 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.52%) Law
Job Titles
1 87 (44.85%) Analyst
2 60 (30.93%) Developer
3 57 (29.38%) Data Analyst
4 22 (11.34%) VBA Developer
5 17 (8.76%) Access Developer
5 17 (8.76%) SQL Developer
6 15 (7.73%) SQL Analyst
7 14 (7.22%) SQL Data Analyst
8 12 (6.19%) Excel Analyst
9 11 (5.67%) Administrator
10 10 (5.15%) Database Specialist
10 10 (5.15%) Support Analyst
11 9 (4.64%) Applications Support
12 8 (4.12%) DBA
12 8 (4.12%) Process Analyst
12 8 (4.12%) Process Improvement Analyst
13 7 (3.61%) Access VBA Developer
13 7 (3.61%) Database Developer
13 7 (3.61%) Migration Analyst
13 7 (3.61%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (10.31%) .NET
2 13 (6.70%) XML
3 10 (5.15%) ASP.NET
4 7 (3.61%) Web Services
5 6 (3.09%) HTML
6 5 (2.58%) WinForms
7 4 (2.06%) ActiveX
7 4 (2.06%) Classic ASP
7 4 (2.06%) XSLT
8 3 (1.55%) XML Schema
9 2 (1.03%) IDoc
9 2 (1.03%) Visualforce
10 1 (0.52%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.52%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 1 (0.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 1 (0.52%) Entity Framework
10 1 (0.52%) JSON
10 1 (0.52%) REST
10 1 (0.52%) WCF
10 1 (0.52%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 43 (22.16%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.22%) Management Information System
3 9 (4.64%) Data Structures
3 9 (4.64%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (4.12%) Freedom of Information
5 5 (2.58%) Reference Data
6 4 (2.06%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.55%) Derivative
7 3 (1.55%) Equities
7 3 (1.55%) Fixed Income
7 3 (1.55%) FMCG
7 3 (1.55%) NHS
7 3 (1.55%) Reinsurance
8 2 (1.03%) Clustering
8 2 (1.03%) CMDB
8 2 (1.03%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.03%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.52%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.52%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.52%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 21 (10.82%) Windows
2 20 (10.31%) Linux
3 19 (9.79%) Ubuntu
4 9 (4.64%) Windows 10
5 6 (3.09%) Unix
6 4 (2.06%) Windows 7
6 4 (2.06%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.52%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (20.62%) Data Analysis
2 28 (14.43%) Migration
3 27 (13.92%) Data Management
4 24 (12.37%) Data Modelling
4 24 (12.37%) Problem-Solving
5 20 (10.31%) Asset Management
5 20 (10.31%) Data Migration
6 18 (9.28%) ETL
7 17 (8.76%) Open Source
7 17 (8.76%) Process Improvement
8 13 (6.70%) Analytics
8 13 (6.70%) Business Intelligence
8 13 (6.70%) Data Architecture
8 13 (6.70%) Project Management
9 12 (6.19%) Resource Management
10 11 (5.67%) IT Asset Management
11 10 (5.15%) Data Cleansing
11 10 (5.15%) Data Protection
11 10 (5.15%) Information Governance
11 10 (5.15%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 109 (56.19%) SQL
2 71 (36.60%) VBA
3 32 (16.49%) Python
4 24 (12.37%) T-SQL
4 24 (12.37%) VB
5 23 (11.86%) VBScript
6 21 (10.82%) C#
7 19 (9.79%) PHP
8 18 (9.28%) R
9 7 (3.61%) JavaScript
10 6 (3.09%) VB6
11 5 (2.58%) Perl
12 4 (2.06%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.55%) VB.NET
14 2 (1.03%) Apex Code
14 2 (1.03%) PROC SQL
15 1 (0.52%) C
15 1 (0.52%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.52%) VC++
Qualifications
1 23 (11.86%) Security Cleared
2 18 (9.28%) Degree
3 14 (7.22%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.03%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.52%) CCNP
6 1 (0.52%) CISA
6 1 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.52%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.76%) Data Quality
2 11 (5.67%) GDPR
3 6 (3.09%) QA
4 3 (1.55%) GxP
5 2 (1.03%) SLA
6 1 (0.52%) IFRS
6 1 (0.52%) PMO
6 1 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (3.61%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.03%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.52%) ISA Server
3 1 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.52%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (0.52%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (0.52%) NetBackup
2 1 (0.52%) Netcool
2 1 (0.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.52%) Unicenter
2 1 (0.52%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 59 (30.41%) Microsoft
2 20 (10.31%) Oracle
3 18 (9.28%) SAP
4 14 (7.22%) Tableau
5 6 (3.09%) Workday
6 5 (2.58%) ANSYS
6 5 (2.58%) Mentor Graphics
7 4 (2.06%) Bloomberg
7 4 (2.06%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.55%) FactSet
8 3 (1.55%) Sage
9 2 (1.03%) Cisco
9 2 (1.03%) HP
9 2 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.52%) Citrix
10 1 (0.52%) Dell
10 1 (0.52%) EMC
10 1 (0.52%) Hyperion
10 1 (0.52%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.52%) Veritas