The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Microsoft Office skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Office over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 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 Office
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 49 38
Rank change year-on-year -7 -11  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 1670 2102 2568
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.55% 3.90% 4.66%
As % of the Applications category 40.95% 42.94% 43.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 905 1155 1389
Median daily rate £315 £290 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.62% -2.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £114 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £288 £290
% change year-on-year +4.34% -0.86%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 305 391
Median hourly rate £14.75 £16.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.60% +13.79%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £9.60 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.38 £27.85 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.61 £16.50 £13.70
% change year-on-year -17.53% +20.43%  

Microsoft Office is in the software application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 4078 4895 5924
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.66% 9.09% 10.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3699 4778 5323
Median daily rate £370 £338 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.62% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £150 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 595 734
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +6.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -6.06% +17.85%  

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Microsoft Office as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in the UK

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Office.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in the UK

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in the UK

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Office.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in the UK

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Office in the UK

Microsoft Office
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Office within the UK over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -10 1535 £320 +10.34% 452
UK excluding London -10 997 £300 +4.34% 316
London -19 640 £339 +13.10% 155
South East -8 330 £300 +5.26% 94
North of England +26 238 £290 -10.76% 82
Midlands -12 138 £320 +16.36% 49
East of England -16 128 £345 +76.92% 31
Scotland +26 79 £254 -8.55% 12
South West -38 67 £250 -16.66% 40
Wales -4 14 £342 +128.00% 7
Northern Ireland -38 13 £98 -72.07% 1

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Office 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 Microsoft Office.

1 2051 (61.26%) Microsoft
2 1293 (38.62%) Windows
3 860 (25.69%) Microsoft Excel
4 828 (24.73%) Active Directory
5 812 (24.25%) Finance
6 589 (17.59%) Windows 7
7 576 (17.20%) ITIL
8 536 (16.01%) Project Management
9 491 (14.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 477 (14.25%) Office 365
11 461 (13.77%) Security Cleared
12 458 (13.68%) SharePoint
13 444 (13.26%) Analytical Skills
14 389 (11.62%) MS Visio
15 340 (10.16%) Microsoft Project
16 339 (10.13%) SQL
17 335 (10.01%) SC Cleared
18 334 (9.98%) Agile Software Development
19 319 (9.53%) Degree
20 299 (8.93%) Migration
21 289 (8.63%) Windows 10
22 277 (8.27%) PRINCE2
22 277 (8.27%) Windows Server
23 263 (7.86%) Citrix
24 262 (7.83%) Stakeholder Management
25 254 (7.59%) MS Exchange
26 245 (7.32%) SLA
27 242 (7.23%) Banking
28 235 (7.02%) PMO
29 220 (6.57%) Change Management

Microsoft Office
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
1 458 (13.68%) SharePoint
2 254 (7.59%) MS Exchange
3 121 (3.61%) Skype for Business
4 120 (3.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 84 (2.51%) IBM Notes
6 82 (2.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 70 (2.09%) SharePoint 2013
8 51 (1.52%) SharePoint Server
9 49 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2013
10 39 (1.16%) SAS
11 38 (1.14%) IIS
12 36 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
13 35 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
14 34 (1.02%) CMS
15 33 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
16 23 (0.69%) Confluence
17 21 (0.63%) MS Project Server
17 21 (0.63%) Office Communications Server
18 15 (0.45%) Apache
18 15 (0.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 860 (25.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 491 (14.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 389 (11.62%) MS Visio
4 340 (10.16%) Microsoft Project
5 50 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
6 28 (0.84%) Photoshop
7 10 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 9 (0.27%) Acrobat
8 9 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
9 7 (0.21%) AutoCAD
10 5 (0.15%) InDesign
11 4 (0.12%) InfoPath
11 4 (0.12%) Open Workbench
12 3 (0.090%) Adobe After Effects
12 3 (0.090%) FrameMaker
12 3 (0.090%) Mozilla Thunderbird
12 3 (0.090%) S-PLUS
12 3 (0.090%) Stata
13 2 (0.060%) Adobe Captivate
13 2 (0.060%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 33 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
3 20 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 19 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
4 19 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
5 12 (0.36%) Eloqua
6 11 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
7 10 (0.30%) Eikon
7 10 (0.30%) Maximo
7 10 (0.30%) Primavera
8 9 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
9 8 (0.24%) FastStats
9 8 (0.24%) thinkFolio
10 7 (0.21%) Teamcenter
11 6 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
11 6 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 6 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
12 5 (0.15%) ION MarketView
12 5 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
12 5 (0.15%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 477 (14.25%) Office 365
2 111 (3.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (0.96%) OneDrive
4 25 (0.75%) G Suite
5 23 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
6 21 (0.63%) SaaS
7 20 (0.60%) IaaS
8 17 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
9 14 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
9 14 (0.42%) Yammer
10 10 (0.30%) IBM Blueworks
11 9 (0.27%) Adobe Analytics
11 9 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
12 8 (0.24%) PaaS
13 7 (0.21%) Trello
14 6 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
14 6 (0.18%) GitHub
14 6 (0.18%) Mimecast
15 4 (0.12%) Slack
16 3 (0.090%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 173 (5.17%) VPN
2 166 (4.96%) LAN
3 152 (4.54%) TCP/IP
3 152 (4.54%) WAN
4 140 (4.18%) DNS
5 116 (3.46%) DHCP
6 98 (2.93%) Internet
7 95 (2.84%) Firewall
8 94 (2.81%) Wireless
9 92 (2.75%) Skype
10 75 (2.24%) VoIP
11 51 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
12 48 (1.43%) Remote Desktop
13 45 (1.34%) SAN
14 33 (0.99%) Cisco IOS
15 23 (0.69%) Network Security
16 22 (0.66%) Intranet
17 20 (0.60%) iSCSI
18 19 (0.57%) NAS
19 15 (0.45%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 212 (6.33%) SQL Server
2 54 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 52 (1.55%) Relational Database
4 51 (1.52%) MS Access
5 46 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
6 44 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
6 44 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
7 33 (0.99%) GIS
8 32 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 31 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
10 30 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
11 22 (0.66%) Oracle Database
12 20 (0.60%) DB2
13 19 (0.57%) Big Data
13 19 (0.57%) Hadoop
13 19 (0.57%) Power BI
13 19 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
14 15 (0.45%) RDBMS
14 15 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 14 (0.42%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 94 (2.81%) JIRA
2 59 (1.76%) Visual Studio
3 33 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
4 19 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 13 (0.39%) Dreamweaver
5 13 (0.39%) NUnit
6 12 (0.36%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 10 (0.30%) Jenkins
8 7 (0.21%) ERwin
8 7 (0.21%) Rational DOORS
8 7 (0.21%) Rational Rhapsody
9 6 (0.18%) StarTeam
9 6 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 5 (0.15%) Cucumber
10 5 (0.15%) Mercurial
10 5 (0.15%) MorphX
10 5 (0.15%) MSI
10 5 (0.15%) Talend Open Studio
10 5 (0.15%) Toad
11 4 (0.12%) SoapUI
General
1 812 (24.25%) Finance
2 242 (7.23%) Banking
3 161 (4.81%) Telecoms
4 133 (3.97%) Legal
5 112 (3.35%) Marketing
6 92 (2.75%) Retail
7 74 (2.21%) Manufacturing
8 61 (1.82%) Investment Banking
9 54 (1.61%) Law
10 44 (1.31%) Publishing
11 43 (1.28%) Advertising
12 35 (1.05%) Front Office
13 29 (0.87%) Electronics
14 28 (0.84%) Back Office
15 27 (0.81%) Financial Institution
16 26 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
17 24 (0.72%) Military
18 22 (0.66%) French Language
19 21 (0.63%) Retail Banking
20 19 (0.57%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1018 (30.41%) Analyst
2 279 (8.33%) Service Analyst
3 264 (7.89%) Support Engineer
4 255 (7.62%) Service Desk Analyst
5 251 (7.50%) Support Analyst
6 246 (7.35%) Desktop Support
7 227 (6.78%) Project Manager
8 200 (5.97%) 2nd Line Support
9 193 (5.76%) Business Analyst
10 183 (5.47%) IT Support
11 150 (4.48%) Administrator
12 146 (4.36%) IT Analyst
13 120 (3.58%) Developer
14 112 (3.35%) 1st Line Support
15 102 (3.05%) Desktop Engineer
15 102 (3.05%) Service Desk Support
16 101 (3.02%) 1st/2nd Line Support
17 98 (2.93%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 96 (2.87%) Architect
19 89 (2.66%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (3.14%) .NET
2 86 (2.57%) HTML
3 45 (1.34%) XML
4 40 (1.19%) CSS
5 30 (0.90%) .NET Framework
6 27 (0.81%) Web Services
7 25 (0.75%) HTML5
8 22 (0.66%) ASP.NET
9 15 (0.45%) COM
10 13 (0.39%) J2EE
10 13 (0.39%) SOAP
11 11 (0.33%) WF
12 10 (0.30%) Flash
12 10 (0.30%) jQuery
13 9 (0.27%) Middleware
14 8 (0.24%) WinForms
14 8 (0.24%) WPF
14 8 (0.24%) XSLT
15 7 (0.21%) ISPF
15 7 (0.21%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 444 (13.26%) Analytical Skills
2 178 (5.32%) Blackberry
3 164 (4.90%) Management Information System
4 56 (1.67%) Smartphone
5 54 (1.61%) Computer Science
5 54 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
6 53 (1.58%) Driving Licence
7 52 (1.55%) User Experience
8 51 (1.52%) Data Centre
9 43 (1.28%) iPad
10 39 (1.16%) iPhone
11 37 (1.11%) NHS
12 29 (0.87%) Client/Server
12 29 (0.87%) PMI
13 28 (0.84%) Fat Client
13 28 (0.84%) Thin Client
14 27 (0.81%) Virtual Team
15 25 (0.75%) e-Learning
15 25 (0.75%) IVR
15 25 (0.75%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1293 (38.62%) Windows
2 589 (17.59%) Windows 7
3 289 (8.63%) Windows 10
4 277 (8.27%) Windows Server
5 162 (4.84%) Windows XP
6 142 (4.24%) Windows 8
7 137 (4.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 137 (4.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 108 (3.23%) Android
9 85 (2.54%) Linux
10 81 (2.42%) Unix
11 79 (2.36%) Windows Server 2003
12 76 (2.27%) Apple iOS
13 53 (1.58%) Mac OS
14 40 (1.19%) Mac OS X
15 25 (0.75%) Windows Vista
16 19 (0.57%) Solaris
17 14 (0.42%) AIX
18 10 (0.30%) HPUX
18 10 (0.30%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 576 (17.20%) ITIL
2 536 (16.01%) Project Management
3 334 (9.98%) Agile Software Development
4 299 (8.93%) Migration
5 277 (8.27%) PRINCE2
6 262 (7.83%) Stakeholder Management
7 220 (6.57%) Change Management
8 168 (5.02%) Service Management
9 153 (4.57%) Programme Management
10 148 (4.42%) Incident Management
11 136 (4.06%) Time Management
12 132 (3.94%) Business Analysis
13 120 (3.58%) Business Intelligence
14 108 (3.23%) Data Analysis
15 106 (3.17%) Risk Management
16 104 (3.11%) CRM
17 102 (3.05%) ITSM
18 99 (2.96%) Project Planning
19 98 (2.93%) User Acceptance Testing
20 97 (2.90%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 339 (10.13%) SQL
2 84 (2.51%) PowerShell
2 84 (2.51%) VBA
3 80 (2.39%) C#
4 79 (2.36%) C
5 54 (1.61%) JavaScript
6 45 (1.34%) Java
7 28 (0.84%) VB
8 27 (0.81%) Shell Script
9 26 (0.78%) T-SQL
10 25 (0.75%) C++
10 25 (0.75%) R
11 22 (0.66%) Perl
12 21 (0.63%) VBScript
13 19 (0.57%) Python
14 15 (0.45%) PL/SQL
15 10 (0.30%) VB.NET
16 8 (0.24%) MATLAB
17 7 (0.21%) JCL
17 7 (0.21%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 461 (13.77%) Security Cleared
2 335 (10.01%) SC Cleared
3 319 (9.53%) Degree
4 166 (4.96%) Microsoft Certification
5 84 (2.51%) DV Cleared
6 83 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
7 70 (2.09%) MCSE
8 56 (1.67%) PMI Certification
9 54 (1.61%) PMP
10 52 (1.55%) MCP
11 50 (1.49%) ISEB
12 48 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 39 (1.16%) MCSA
14 38 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
15 34 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 32 (0.96%) A+ Certification
17 28 (0.84%) ISTQB
18 25 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
19 22 (0.66%) CCNP
19 22 (0.66%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 245 (7.32%) SLA
2 235 (7.02%) PMO
3 89 (2.66%) QA
4 35 (1.05%) Disclosure Scotland
5 30 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 28 (0.84%) Data Quality
7 18 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 15 (0.45%) GDPR
9 14 (0.42%) PCI DSS
10 12 (0.36%) Dodd-Frank
11 10 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 10 (0.30%) MiFID
11 10 (0.30%) P3O
12 9 (0.27%) Def Stans
13 8 (0.24%) COBIT
14 7 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 7 (0.21%) IEC 61508
15 5 (0.15%) Basel III
15 5 (0.15%) GAAP
15 5 (0.15%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 828 (24.73%) Active Directory
2 123 (3.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (2.03%) Hyper-V
4 45 (1.34%) XenApp
5 38 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
6 37 (1.11%) Virtual Desktop
7 35 (1.05%) vSphere
8 34 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
9 28 (0.84%) XenDesktop
10 21 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
11 19 (0.57%) BitLocker
12 13 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
13 11 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 10 (0.30%) Samba
15 9 (0.27%) Terminal Services
16 7 (0.21%) Job Entry Subsystem
16 7 (0.21%) RACF
16 7 (0.21%) Time Sharing Option
17 6 (0.18%) ISA Server
18 5 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 196 (5.85%) SCCM
2 36 (1.08%) SCOM
3 30 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
4 20 (0.60%) Microsoft Intune
5 19 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 16 (0.48%) AirWatch
7 14 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
7 14 (0.42%) WSUS
8 13 (0.39%) NetBackup
8 13 (0.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 10 (0.30%) Backup Exec
9 10 (0.30%) Microsoft Clustering
9 10 (0.30%) Netcool
9 10 (0.30%) SCOrch
10 9 (0.27%) Norton AntiVirus
10 9 (0.27%) Tivoli
11 8 (0.24%) Nagios
11 8 (0.24%) SCVMM
12 7 (0.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 7 (0.21%) OVSD
Vendors
1 2051 (61.26%) Microsoft
2 263 (7.86%) Citrix
3 203 (6.06%) HP
4 181 (5.41%) Cisco
5 174 (5.20%) VMware
6 159 (4.75%) Oracle
7 135 (4.03%) Apple
8 129 (3.85%) SAP
9 84 (2.51%) Lotus
10 76 (2.27%) Remedy
11 74 (2.21%) Dell
12 66 (1.97%) Adobe
13 61 (1.82%) IBM
14 55 (1.64%) ServiceNow
15 45 (1.34%) Google
16 42 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
17 40 (1.19%) Symantec
18 39 (1.16%) LANDesk
19 38 (1.14%) Reuters
20 36 (1.08%) Bloomberg
London
Plan-Net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 8 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Rate: £20,449 - £25,767 per annum, pro rata
Posted: 11 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £18 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Reflex Computer Recruitment
Rate: £120 - £130 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Reflex Computer Recruitment
Rate: £120 - £130 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Roc Search
Rate: £95 - £98 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £12 - £16 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £130 - £147 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Montash
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
RBW Consulting
Rate: From £15 to £20 per hour + BENEFITS
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Posted: 10 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Refreshing Recruitment
Rate: £200 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Belfast, County Antrim
Spring Technology
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £320.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £170 - £220 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Fife
Experis Ltd
Rate: £20.00 - £22.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £28000 - £30000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £16.00 - £16.10 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Roc Search
Rate: £14 - £15 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Michael Bailey Associates
Posted: 5 days ago
North West London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £13 - £16 per hour
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £28.00 - £33.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday