Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 645 627 648
Rank change year-on-year -18 +21 -196
Contract jobs citing MS Access 245 259 251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.26% 0.24%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.05% 1.16% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 148 158
UK median daily rate £350 £378 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.28% +16.15% -7.14%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £194
90th Percentile £500 £556 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £375 £323
% change year-on-year -13.33% +16.28% +0.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 22 18
UK median hourly rate £23.94 £19.82 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.79% +20.12% -8.33%
10th Percentile £13.88 £13.28 £11.44
90th Percentile £51.25 £42.60 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £16.25 £13.50
% change year-on-year +35.38% +20.37% -40.00%

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 23,419 22,254 23,758
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.64% 22.21% 22.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,338 15,062 15,824
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £308 £281
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 277 389
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.69% +5.12%
10th Percentile £12.46 £13.71 £10.85
90th Percentile £56.55 £54.25 £50.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £33.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year - +15.79% -3.39%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -33 214 £350 -7.28% 47
UK excluding London +16 161 £325 -13.33% 37
London -48 83 £400 +5.26% 13
South East -15 40 £396 +5.47% 10
North of England -8 34 £285 -21.99% 13
Midlands +1 28 £293 -10.00% 7
South West -20 22 £408 +1.88%
Scotland -6 21 £298 +23.32% 2
West Midlands -13 18 £293 -10.00% 4
North West -3 16 £274 -27.07% 5
Yorkshire -13 16 £325 -9.09% 8
East Midlands +14 10 £231 -57.95% 3
Wales -11 9 £400 +16.79% 1
East of England +7 6 £375 -4.76% 4
North East -1 2 £250 -
Northern Ireland +36 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 162 (66.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 126 (51.43%) SQL
3 104 (42.45%) SQL Server
4 87 (35.51%) VBA
5 86 (35.10%) Microsoft
6 77 (31.43%) Finance
7 57 (23.27%) Analytical Skills
8 40 (16.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 40 (16.33%) Problem-Solving
9 35 (14.29%) Degree
10 34 (13.88%) Business Intelligence
10 34 (13.88%) Microsoft Office
10 34 (13.88%) Data Quality
11 33 (13.47%) VB
11 33 (13.47%) SharePoint
11 33 (13.47%) Project Management
12 32 (13.06%) T-SQL
13 31 (12.65%) Data Analysis
14 30 (12.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 29 (11.84%) SAP
16 27 (11.02%) Agile Software Development
17 26 (10.61%) Migration
17 26 (10.61%) C#
17 26 (10.61%) Oracle
18 25 (10.20%) .NET
19 24 (9.80%) Windows
19 24 (9.80%) Data Management
20 23 (9.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
21 22 (8.98%) Banking
22 21 (8.57%) ETL

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 33 (13.47%) SharePoint
2 11 (4.49%) SharePoint Server
3 7 (2.86%) SAS
4 5 (2.04%) ArcGIS
4 5 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (1.63%) Apache
5 4 (1.63%) IIS
6 3 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (1.22%) Live Communications Server
6 3 (1.22%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.82%) Confluence
7 2 (0.82%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.41%) ArcSDE
8 1 (0.41%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.41%) WordPress
Applications
1 162 (66.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (13.88%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (9.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (3.67%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (2.86%) MS Visio
6 5 (2.04%) AutoCAD
7 4 (1.63%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.41%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 13 (5.31%) SAP HR
2 9 (3.67%) Workday HCM
3 4 (1.63%) assyst
4 3 (1.22%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.82%) Line 500
5 2 (0.82%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.82%) Raiser's Edge
6 1 (0.41%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.41%) Infor CRM
6 1 (0.41%) iTrent
6 1 (0.41%) OPENContractor
6 1 (0.41%) OpenText VIM for SAP
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.41%) Primavera
6 1 (0.41%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.41%) ScheduALL
6 1 (0.41%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.94%) Office 365
2 3 (1.22%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.41%) Azure Machine Learning
4 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.04%) DHCP
1 5 (2.04%) DNS
2 3 (1.22%) Internet
2 3 (1.22%) SAN
3 2 (0.82%) Broadband
3 2 (0.82%) Firewall
3 2 (0.82%) LAN
3 2 (0.82%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.82%) WAN
4 1 (0.41%) 3G
4 1 (0.41%) 4G
4 1 (0.41%) Intranet
4 1 (0.41%) LTE
4 1 (0.41%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (42.45%) SQL Server
2 40 (16.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 30 (12.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (6.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 15 (6.12%) Relational Database
6 14 (5.71%) SQL Server 2014
7 13 (5.31%) SQL Server 2012
8 12 (4.90%) BusinessObjects
8 12 (4.90%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (3.67%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (3.27%) Power BI
11 6 (2.45%) GIS
12 5 (2.04%) Crystal Reports
12 5 (2.04%) MySQL
12 5 (2.04%) SQL Server 2016
13 4 (1.63%) OLAP
13 4 (1.63%) PerformancePoint
14 3 (1.22%) Essbase
14 3 (1.22%) QlikView
15 2 (0.82%) DB2
Development Applications
1 12 (4.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (2.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 6 (2.45%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.63%) JIRA
4 3 (1.22%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.22%) Toad
5 1 (0.41%) ERwin
5 1 (0.41%) git-flow
5 1 (0.41%) GitLab
5 1 (0.41%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.41%) PowerDesigner
5 1 (0.41%) Subversion
General
1 77 (31.43%) Finance
2 22 (8.98%) Banking
3 9 (3.67%) Legal
3 9 (3.67%) Retail
4 7 (2.86%) Marketing
5 5 (2.04%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.04%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.63%) Front Office
7 3 (1.22%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.22%) Publishing
8 2 (0.82%) Automotive
8 2 (0.82%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.82%) German Language
8 2 (0.82%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.41%) Electronics
9 1 (0.41%) Law
9 1 (0.41%) Military
9 1 (0.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 102 (41.63%) Analyst
2 79 (32.24%) Developer
3 51 (20.82%) Data Analyst
4 35 (14.29%) SQL Developer
5 33 (13.47%) VBA Developer
6 31 (12.65%) Access Developer
7 22 (8.98%) Access VBA Developer
8 14 (5.71%) Microsoft Developer
9 13 (5.31%) Administrator
10 12 (4.90%) HR Analyst
10 12 (4.90%) Migration Analyst
11 11 (4.49%) Data Migration Analyst
12 10 (4.08%) Business Analyst
12 10 (4.08%) SQL Server Developer
13 8 (3.27%) Excel Analyst
13 8 (3.27%) Excel Developer
13 8 (3.27%) Excel VBA Developer
13 8 (3.27%) Project Manager
13 8 (3.27%) Senior Analyst
13 8 (3.27%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (10.20%) .NET
2 9 (3.67%) XML
3 8 (3.27%) ASP.NET
3 8 (3.27%) CSS
3 8 (3.27%) HTML
3 8 (3.27%) MDX
4 4 (1.63%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (1.22%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.22%) ADO
5 3 (1.22%) REST
5 3 (1.22%) SOAP
5 3 (1.22%) Windows SharePoint Services
5 3 (1.22%) WPF
6 2 (0.82%) Ajax
6 2 (0.82%) HTML5
6 2 (0.82%) jQuery
6 2 (0.82%) JSON
6 2 (0.82%) ODBC
6 2 (0.82%) Web Services
6 2 (0.82%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 57 (23.27%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (7.35%) Self-Motivation
3 13 (5.31%) Management Information System
3 13 (5.31%) Reference Data
4 8 (3.27%) NHS
5 6 (2.45%) Virtual Team
6 5 (2.04%) Derivative
6 5 (2.04%) Fixed Income
6 5 (2.04%) Reinsurance
7 4 (1.63%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.22%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.22%) Equities
8 3 (1.22%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.22%) FMCG
8 3 (1.22%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.82%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.82%) OTC Derivatives
10 1 (0.41%) Linked Data
10 1 (0.41%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 24 (9.80%) Windows
2 11 (4.49%) Linux
3 10 (4.08%) Ubuntu
4 9 (3.67%) Windows 10
5 8 (3.27%) Windows Server
6 6 (2.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.63%) Unix
7 4 (1.63%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.22%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (1.22%) Windows NT
8 3 (1.22%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.82%) Solaris
9 2 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.41%) Android
10 1 (0.41%) VMS
10 1 (0.41%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (16.33%) Problem-Solving
2 34 (13.88%) Business Intelligence
3 33 (13.47%) Project Management
4 31 (12.65%) Data Analysis
5 27 (11.02%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (10.61%) Migration
7 24 (9.80%) Data Management
8 21 (8.57%) Data Modelling
8 21 (8.57%) ETL
9 17 (6.94%) Business Analysis
9 17 (6.94%) Data Migration
10 13 (5.31%) Data Conversion
10 13 (5.31%) Data Extraction
10 13 (5.31%) Reference Data Management
10 13 (5.31%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (4.90%) Data Mapping
11 12 (4.90%) Web Development
12 11 (4.49%) Time Management
12 11 (4.49%) User Acceptance Testing
13 10 (4.08%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 126 (51.43%) SQL
2 87 (35.51%) VBA
3 33 (13.47%) VB
4 32 (13.06%) T-SQL
5 26 (10.61%) C#
6 16 (6.53%) Python
7 13 (5.31%) R
8 12 (4.90%) PHP
9 11 (4.49%) VBScript
10 5 (2.04%) JavaScript
10 5 (2.04%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.63%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.82%) Perl
12 2 (0.82%) PROC SQL
13 1 (0.41%) C
13 1 (0.41%) Java
13 1 (0.41%) KiXtart
13 1 (0.41%) VB6
Qualifications
1 35 (14.29%) Degree
2 15 (6.12%) Security Cleared
3 12 (4.90%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.63%) Postgraduate
4 4 (1.63%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 2 (0.82%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.82%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.41%) CIMA
6 1 (0.41%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.41%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (13.88%) Data Quality
2 8 (3.27%) GxP
3 7 (2.86%) GDPR
3 7 (2.86%) QA
4 4 (1.63%) SLA
5 2 (0.82%) MiFID
5 2 (0.82%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (3.27%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.22%) ISA Server
3 2 (0.82%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (2.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (1.22%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (1.22%) NetBackup
2 3 (1.22%) Netcool
2 3 (1.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (1.22%) Unicenter
2 3 (1.22%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 2 (0.82%) RSA Archer
4 1 (0.41%) Amdocs OSS
Vendors
1 86 (35.10%) Microsoft
2 29 (11.84%) SAP
3 26 (10.61%) Oracle
4 13 (5.31%) Tableau
4 13 (5.31%) Workday
5 7 (2.86%) ServiceNow
6 6 (2.45%) Citrix
7 5 (2.04%) HP
8 4 (1.63%) Bloomberg
9 3 (1.22%) EMC
9 3 (1.22%) FactSet
9 3 (1.22%) Google
9 3 (1.22%) Meridio
9 3 (1.22%) Veritas
10 2 (0.82%) Capita
10 2 (0.82%) ESRI
10 2 (0.82%) JD Edwards
10 2 (0.82%) Lotus
10 2 (0.82%) Remedy
10 2 (0.82%) Sage