Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 650 651 641
Rank change year-on-year +1 -10 -189
Contract jobs citing MS Access 262 246 250
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.24% 0.24%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.10% 1.08% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 149 160
UK median daily rate £350 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.20% +3.62%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £200
90th Percentile £494 £578 £476
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £375 £335
% change year-on-year -9.33% +11.94% +4.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 17
UK median hourly rate £23.88 £15.75 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.62% +16.67% -30.77%
10th Percentile £15.00 £12.25 £10.38
90th Percentile £33.75 £46.25 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £15.00 £13.25
% change year-on-year +46.67% +13.21% -33.75%

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 23,813 22,696 23,205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.60% 21.98% 22.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,575 15,592 15,339
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £286
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 253 267 355
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £31.15 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.33% +11.25% -0.22%
10th Percentile £13.75 £14.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £58.75 £51.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -5.71% +25.00% -3.45%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 13 December 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 -7 231 £350 -12.50% 46
UK excluding London +30 160 £340 -9.33% 42
London -10 100 £394 -7.35% 8
South East -4 45 £395 -1.25% 5
North of England +9 39 £331 -11.67% 14
Yorkshire +6 22 £388 +6.16% 7
Midlands 0 21 £290 +41.46% 12
South West -38 21 £420 +5.00% 4
Scotland -4 17 £270 +11.92% 3
Wales -9 14 £375 +50.00% 1
East Midlands +13 12 £279 -49.32% 7
North West -18 12 £265 -29.33% 7
West Midlands -18 9 £290 +48.72% 5
North East 0 5 £205 -
East of England -3 3 £425 +7.94% 3

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 175 (66.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 145 (55.34%) SQL
3 106 (40.46%) SQL Server
4 89 (33.97%) Microsoft
5 85 (32.44%) VBA
6 79 (30.15%) Finance
7 63 (24.05%) Analytical Skills
8 44 (16.79%) Problem-Solving
9 42 (16.03%) Migration
10 40 (15.27%) SharePoint
10 40 (15.27%) Data Quality
10 40 (15.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 37 (14.12%) Data Analysis
11 37 (14.12%) Data Modelling
11 37 (14.12%) VB
11 37 (14.12%) T-SQL
11 37 (14.12%) Data Management
12 34 (12.98%) Microsoft Office
13 32 (12.21%) Data Migration
14 31 (11.83%) SAP
15 29 (11.07%) Project Management
15 29 (11.07%) Degree
16 28 (10.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 27 (10.31%) Security Cleared
17 27 (10.31%) ETL
18 25 (9.54%) Python
18 25 (9.54%) Windows
19 24 (9.16%) Oracle
19 24 (9.16%) Agile Software Development
20 23 (8.78%) Asset Management

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 40 (15.27%) SharePoint
2 11 (4.20%) SharePoint Server
3 9 (3.44%) MS Exchange
4 7 (2.67%) SAS
5 6 (2.29%) IIS
6 5 (1.91%) ArcGIS
7 4 (1.53%) Apache
8 3 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.15%) Live Communications Server
9 2 (0.76%) Confluence
9 2 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.38%) ArcSDE
10 1 (0.38%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.38%) WordPress
Applications
1 175 (66.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (12.98%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (6.11%) Spreadsheet
4 15 (5.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (2.67%) MS Visio
6 4 (1.53%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.76%) CATIA
7 2 (0.76%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.76%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 17 (6.49%) SAP HR
2 13 (4.96%) Workday HCM
3 5 (1.91%) Line 500
4 4 (1.53%) assyst
4 4 (1.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (1.15%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.76%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.76%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (0.76%) Raiser's Edge
6 2 (0.76%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.76%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.38%) iTrent
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle HRMS
7 1 (0.38%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.38%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.38%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.38%) SAP MDM
7 1 (0.38%) ScheduALL
7 1 (0.38%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 19 (7.25%) Office 365
2 3 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.76%) SaaS
4 1 (0.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.29%) DNS
2 5 (1.91%) DHCP
3 4 (1.53%) Internet
3 4 (1.53%) SAN
4 3 (1.15%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.76%) Broadband
5 2 (0.76%) Firewall
5 2 (0.76%) LAN
5 2 (0.76%) WAN
6 1 (0.38%) 3G
6 1 (0.38%) 4G
6 1 (0.38%) FTP
6 1 (0.38%) HTTP
6 1 (0.38%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.38%) Intranet
6 1 (0.38%) LTE
6 1 (0.38%) Skype
6 1 (0.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (40.46%) SQL Server
2 40 (15.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 28 (10.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 19 (7.25%) SQL Server 2014
5 15 (5.73%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (4.58%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (4.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (3.44%) BusinessObjects
9 8 (3.05%) Relational Database
10 7 (2.67%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (2.29%) GIS
12 5 (1.91%) Crystal Reports
13 4 (1.53%) MySQL
13 4 (1.53%) SQL Server 2016
14 3 (1.15%) Essbase
14 3 (1.15%) Power BI
14 3 (1.15%) QlikView
15 2 (0.76%) Base SAS
15 2 (0.76%) SAS Enterprise Guide
15 2 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 13 (4.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (2.67%) Toad
3 5 (1.91%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.53%) JIRA
4 4 (1.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.76%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.76%) LSMW
6 1 (0.38%) ERwin
6 1 (0.38%) git-flow
6 1 (0.38%) GitLab
6 1 (0.38%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.38%) PowerDesigner
6 1 (0.38%) Subversion
General
1 79 (30.15%) Finance
2 21 (8.02%) Banking
3 9 (3.44%) Legal
4 8 (3.05%) Retail
5 6 (2.29%) Marketing
6 5 (1.91%) Front Office
6 5 (1.91%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.15%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.15%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.15%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.15%) Publishing
8 2 (0.76%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.76%) Billing
8 2 (0.76%) German Language
8 2 (0.76%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.38%) Electronics
9 1 (0.38%) International Banking
9 1 (0.38%) Law
9 1 (0.38%) Military
Job Titles
1 119 (45.42%) Analyst
2 72 (27.48%) Developer
3 70 (26.72%) Data Analyst
4 32 (12.21%) SQL Developer
4 32 (12.21%) VBA Developer
5 29 (11.07%) Access Developer
6 21 (8.02%) Access VBA Developer
7 18 (6.87%) Migration Analyst
8 17 (6.49%) Administrator
8 17 (6.49%) Data Migration Analyst
9 15 (5.73%) Excel Analyst
9 15 (5.73%) HR Analyst
10 14 (5.34%) Microsoft Developer
11 12 (4.58%) Support Analyst
12 11 (4.20%) Applications Support
12 11 (4.20%) SQL Analyst
13 10 (3.82%) Database Specialist
13 10 (3.82%) SQL Data Analyst
14 9 (3.44%) DBA
14 9 (3.44%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (8.78%) .NET
2 12 (4.58%) XML
3 7 (2.67%) ASP.NET
4 5 (1.91%) CSS
4 5 (1.91%) HTML
4 5 (1.91%) XML Schema
5 4 (1.53%) MDX
6 3 (1.15%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.15%) Ajax
6 3 (1.15%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (1.15%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 2 (0.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (0.76%) HTML5
7 2 (0.76%) jQuery
7 2 (0.76%) JSON
7 2 (0.76%) REST
7 2 (0.76%) SOAP
7 2 (0.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (0.76%) Web Services
7 2 (0.76%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 63 (24.05%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (6.49%) Reference Data
2 17 (6.49%) Self-Motivation
3 15 (5.73%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.44%) Data Structures
5 8 (3.05%) Freedom of Information
6 7 (2.67%) Fixed Income
6 7 (2.67%) NHS
7 6 (2.29%) Virtual Team
8 5 (1.91%) Derivative
8 5 (1.91%) Equities
8 5 (1.91%) Reinsurance
9 4 (1.53%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.53%) Fat Client
9 4 (1.53%) Thin Client
10 3 (1.15%) Data Centre
10 3 (1.15%) FMCG
11 2 (0.76%) Clustering
11 2 (0.76%) CMDB
12 1 (0.38%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 25 (9.54%) Windows
2 18 (6.87%) Linux
3 17 (6.49%) Ubuntu
4 12 (4.58%) Windows 10
5 5 (1.91%) Unix
5 5 (1.91%) Windows 7
5 5 (1.91%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.15%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.76%) Solaris
7 2 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.38%) Android
8 1 (0.38%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.38%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (16.79%) Problem-Solving
2 42 (16.03%) Migration
3 37 (14.12%) Data Analysis
3 37 (14.12%) Data Management
3 37 (14.12%) Data Modelling
4 32 (12.21%) Data Migration
5 29 (11.07%) Project Management
6 27 (10.31%) ETL
7 24 (9.16%) Agile Software Development
8 23 (8.78%) Asset Management
9 22 (8.40%) Data Architecture
10 21 (8.02%) Business Intelligence
11 20 (7.63%) Data Conversion
12 17 (6.49%) Business Analysis
12 17 (6.49%) Data Extraction
12 17 (6.49%) Reference Data Management
13 15 (5.73%) Open Source
13 15 (5.73%) Process Improvement
14 14 (5.34%) Data Mapping
14 14 (5.34%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 145 (55.34%) SQL
2 85 (32.44%) VBA
3 37 (14.12%) T-SQL
3 37 (14.12%) VB
4 25 (9.54%) Python
5 21 (8.02%) C#
6 19 (7.25%) PHP
7 18 (6.87%) VBScript
8 16 (6.11%) R
9 6 (2.29%) PowerShell
10 5 (1.91%) JavaScript
11 4 (1.53%) Perl
11 4 (1.53%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.76%) PROC SQL
12 2 (0.76%) VB6
13 1 (0.38%) C
13 1 (0.38%) Java
13 1 (0.38%) KiXtart
13 1 (0.38%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.38%) VC++
Qualifications
1 29 (11.07%) Degree
2 27 (10.31%) Security Cleared
3 16 (6.11%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.53%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 2 (0.76%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.76%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.38%) CIMA
6 1 (0.38%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (15.27%) Data Quality
2 15 (5.73%) GDPR
3 8 (3.05%) GxP
3 8 (3.05%) QA
4 4 (1.53%) SLA
5 2 (0.76%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (4.58%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.15%) ISA Server
2 3 (1.15%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.38%) Docker
3 1 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.38%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (1.53%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (1.15%) NetBackup
2 3 (1.15%) Netcool
2 3 (1.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (1.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (1.15%) Unicenter
2 3 (1.15%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 2 (0.76%) RSA Archer
4 1 (0.38%) Amdocs OSS
4 1 (0.38%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 89 (33.97%) Microsoft
2 31 (11.83%) SAP
3 24 (9.16%) Oracle
4 18 (6.87%) Workday
5 15 (5.73%) Tableau
6 9 (3.44%) ServiceNow
7 6 (2.29%) Bloomberg
7 6 (2.29%) Citrix
8 5 (1.91%) FactSet
8 5 (1.91%) HP
8 5 (1.91%) Sage
9 3 (1.15%) EMC
9 3 (1.15%) Google
9 3 (1.15%) Meridio
9 3 (1.15%) Veritas
10 2 (0.76%) Capita
10 2 (0.76%) ESRI
10 2 (0.76%) JD Edwards
10 2 (0.76%) Mentor Graphics
10 2 (0.76%) Remedy