Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 51 40
Rank change year-on-year -6 -11 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 3710 4063 4866
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.60% 3.88% 4.28%
As % of the Applications category 40.79% 42.21% 41.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2123 2272 2632
UK median daily rate £288 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.17% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £122 £120 £120
90th Percentile £495 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £285 £300
% change year-on-year +0.88% -5.00% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 479 602 739
UK median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +3.45% -
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.00 £9.60
90th Percentile £29.57 £28.38 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% - -

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

All Software Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 9096 9626 11613
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.82% 9.19% 10.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 5543 5636 6777
UK median daily rate £350 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% +7.69%
10th Percentile £142 £150 £150
90th Percentile £560 £525 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 748 948 1091
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £16.15 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.02% +2.54% +5.00%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.13 £9.50
90th Percentile £35.78 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.66 £15.00
% change year-on-year -7.39% +4.38% -

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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Office in the UK

Microsoft Office
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 Microsoft Office within the UK over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 -5 3414 £300 - 459
UK excluding London -9 2193 £288 +0.88% 314
London -5 1470 £300 -4.38% 162
South East -15 686 £275 -6.78% 95
North of England +13 393 £300 - 88
Midlands +12 375 £306 +1.24% 51
East of England -13 284 £300 +20.00% 35
West Midlands +12 246 £320 - 31
North West +21 199 £350 +20.69% 48
South West -26 197 £225 -7.69% 29
Scotland +4 181 £215 -21.82% 9
Yorkshire +8 154 £275 -15.38% 33
East Midlands 0 129 £288 -4.17% 20
Wales +11 54 £226 +22.86% 8
North East +30 42 £350 +27.27% 7
Northern Ireland -33 27 £167 +67.00%

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 2246 (60.54%) Microsoft
2 1557 (41.97%) Windows
3 933 (25.15%) Microsoft Excel
4 920 (24.80%) Active Directory
5 911 (24.56%) Finance
6 766 (20.65%) Windows 7
7 673 (18.14%) ITIL
8 645 (17.39%) Office 365
9 543 (14.64%) Project Management
10 501 (13.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 470 (12.67%) Analytical Skills
12 450 (12.13%) SharePoint
13 436 (11.75%) Windows 10
14 431 (11.62%) MS Visio
15 363 (9.78%) Security Cleared
16 347 (9.35%) SQL
17 346 (9.33%) Agile Software Development
18 345 (9.30%) Migration
19 332 (8.95%) Degree
20 315 (8.49%) Microsoft Project
21 312 (8.41%) MS Exchange
22 304 (8.19%) Windows Server
23 294 (7.92%) Banking
24 281 (7.57%) PMO
25 272 (7.33%) Citrix
26 265 (7.14%) SC Cleared
27 262 (7.06%) SCCM
28 257 (6.93%) VMware
29 254 (6.85%) PRINCE2
30 249 (6.71%) 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
1 450 (12.13%) SharePoint
2 312 (8.41%) MS Exchange
3 134 (3.61%) Skype for Business
4 87 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 72 (1.94%) IBM Notes
6 65 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
7 53 (1.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 45 (1.21%) CMS
9 43 (1.16%) IIS
10 32 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
11 31 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
12 30 (0.81%) SAS
12 30 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
13 27 (0.73%) MQSeries
14 25 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2003
15 22 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
16 20 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
17 15 (0.40%) Apache
17 15 (0.40%) Confluence
17 15 (0.40%) OpenStack
Applications
1 933 (25.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 501 (13.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 431 (11.62%) MS Visio
4 315 (8.49%) Microsoft Project
5 45 (1.21%) Spreadsheet
6 25 (0.67%) Photoshop
7 20 (0.54%) AutoCAD
8 13 (0.35%) Acrobat
9 12 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 11 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
11 8 (0.22%) InVision
12 7 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
13 4 (0.11%) Maya
13 4 (0.11%) RoboHelp
13 4 (0.11%) Snagit
13 4 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
14 3 (0.081%) Adobe Captivate
14 3 (0.081%) InDesign
14 3 (0.081%) Stata
15 2 (0.054%) Revit
Business Applications
1 29 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
3 19 (0.51%) Eikon
4 14 (0.38%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 14 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
5 10 (0.27%) Maximo
6 9 (0.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 9 (0.24%) Cognos TM1
6 9 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
7 8 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
8 6 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
8 6 (0.16%) Kondor
8 6 (0.16%) Markit EDM
8 6 (0.16%) NetSuite
8 6 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
8 6 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
9 5 (0.13%) Eloqua
9 5 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
9 5 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
9 5 (0.13%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 645 (17.39%) Office 365
2 126 (3.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
4 26 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
5 24 (0.65%) G Suite
6 20 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
6 20 (0.54%) OneDrive
6 20 (0.54%) SaaS
7 19 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 16 (0.43%) Mimecast
8 16 (0.43%) Yammer
9 10 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
9 10 (0.27%) IaaS
10 7 (0.19%) Trello
11 6 (0.16%) Slack
12 5 (0.13%) GitHub
12 5 (0.13%) PaaS
13 4 (0.11%) Google Drive
13 4 (0.11%) Lucidchart
14 3 (0.081%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 208 (5.61%) TCP/IP
2 202 (5.44%) LAN
3 160 (4.31%) DNS
4 157 (4.23%) VPN
5 156 (4.20%) WAN
6 143 (3.85%) Internet
7 130 (3.50%) DHCP
8 123 (3.32%) Skype
9 88 (2.37%) Wireless
10 76 (2.05%) VoIP
11 67 (1.81%) Firewall
12 64 (1.73%) Wi-Fi
13 59 (1.59%) SAN
14 52 (1.40%) Intranet
15 46 (1.24%) Remote Desktop
16 42 (1.13%) Ethernet
17 34 (0.92%) Cisco IOS
18 31 (0.84%) NAS
19 26 (0.70%) SSL
20 20 (0.54%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (4.20%) SQL Server
2 35 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 34 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
3 34 (0.92%) MS Access
3 34 (0.92%) Relational Database
4 33 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 27 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
6 26 (0.70%) Power BI
7 25 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
8 22 (0.59%) QlikView
9 20 (0.54%) GIS
10 17 (0.46%) DB2
11 16 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
12 15 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
12 15 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 14 (0.38%) Big Data
13 14 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
14 13 (0.35%) PowerPivot
15 12 (0.32%) Oracle Database
16 11 (0.30%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 86 (2.32%) JIRA
2 35 (0.94%) MSI
3 22 (0.59%) Visual Studio
4 21 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (0.40%) Axure RP
6 11 (0.30%) MorphX
7 10 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 10 (0.27%) Subversion
8 8 (0.22%) Git (software)
8 8 (0.22%) Rational DOORS
9 6 (0.16%) Cucumber
9 6 (0.16%) Jenkins
9 6 (0.16%) Selenium
10 5 (0.13%) Dreamweaver
10 5 (0.13%) Eclipse
10 5 (0.13%) StarTeam
11 4 (0.11%) JMeter
11 4 (0.11%) NetBeans
11 4 (0.11%) Toad
12 3 (0.081%) InstallShield
General
1 911 (24.56%) Finance
2 294 (7.92%) Banking
3 172 (4.64%) Telecoms
4 152 (4.10%) Legal
5 113 (3.05%) Law
6 99 (2.67%) Retail
7 95 (2.56%) Marketing
8 94 (2.53%) Manufacturing
9 73 (1.97%) Investment Banking
10 55 (1.48%) Advertising
11 41 (1.11%) Back Office
12 38 (1.02%) Electronics
13 34 (0.92%) French Language
14 32 (0.86%) Front Office
15 31 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
16 30 (0.81%) Billing
17 29 (0.78%) Mandarin Language
18 26 (0.70%) Publishing
19 25 (0.67%) Financial Institution
19 25 (0.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1154 (31.11%) Analyst
2 340 (9.16%) Desktop Support
3 316 (8.52%) Support Engineer
4 308 (8.30%) Service Analyst
5 280 (7.55%) Service Desk Analyst
6 266 (7.17%) Business Analyst
7 261 (7.04%) 2nd Line Support
7 261 (7.04%) Support Analyst
8 246 (6.63%) Project Manager
9 205 (5.53%) IT Support
10 157 (4.23%) Administrator
11 151 (4.07%) Desktop Engineer
12 146 (3.94%) 1st Line Support
13 137 (3.69%) Developer
14 133 (3.58%) IT Analyst
15 128 (3.45%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 118 (3.18%) Service Desk Support
17 113 (3.05%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 110 (2.96%) Desktop Support Engineer
19 100 (2.70%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (2.53%) .NET
2 62 (1.67%) HTML
3 41 (1.11%) CSS
4 37 (1.00%) XML
5 22 (0.59%) ASP.NET
5 22 (0.59%) Web Services
6 20 (0.54%) .NET Framework
6 20 (0.54%) WSH
7 18 (0.49%) HTML5
8 17 (0.46%) Middleware
9 15 (0.40%) ISPF
10 12 (0.32%) jQuery
11 11 (0.30%) J2EE
12 10 (0.27%) CSS3
12 10 (0.27%) Oracle Fusion
13 9 (0.24%) REST
14 8 (0.22%) COM
15 7 (0.19%) SailPoint
15 7 (0.19%) SOAP
16 6 (0.16%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 470 (12.67%) Analytical Skills
2 179 (4.82%) Blackberry
3 173 (4.66%) Management Information System
4 74 (1.99%) Video Conferencing
5 65 (1.75%) Driving Licence
6 64 (1.73%) Smartphone
7 63 (1.70%) Data Centre
8 62 (1.67%) NHS
9 61 (1.64%) iPhone
10 57 (1.54%) iPad
11 51 (1.37%) User Experience
12 40 (1.08%) Data Protection Act
13 35 (0.94%) Computer Science
14 34 (0.92%) Client/Server
14 34 (0.92%) e-Learning
15 31 (0.84%) Virtual Team
16 30 (0.81%) PMI
17 29 (0.78%) PKI
18 28 (0.75%) BYOD
18 28 (0.75%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1557 (41.97%) Windows
2 766 (20.65%) Windows 7
3 436 (11.75%) Windows 10
4 304 (8.19%) Windows Server
5 164 (4.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 141 (3.80%) Windows 8
7 134 (3.61%) Windows Server 2012
8 105 (2.83%) Windows XP
9 100 (2.70%) Apple iOS
10 89 (2.40%) Android
11 88 (2.37%) Unix
12 82 (2.21%) Linux
13 54 (1.46%) Mac OS X
14 52 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
15 48 (1.29%) Mac OS
16 33 (0.89%) Windows Vista
17 27 (0.73%) Solaris
18 19 (0.51%) AIX
19 18 (0.49%) HPUX
20 15 (0.40%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 673 (18.14%) ITIL
2 543 (14.64%) Project Management
3 346 (9.33%) Agile Software Development
4 345 (9.30%) Migration
5 254 (6.85%) PRINCE2
6 249 (6.71%) Change Management
7 232 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
8 181 (4.88%) Service Management
9 180 (4.85%) Business Analysis
10 164 (4.42%) Business Intelligence
11 151 (4.07%) Time Management
12 141 (3.80%) Data Analysis
13 138 (3.72%) Programme Management
14 137 (3.69%) Service Delivery
15 126 (3.40%) Incident Management
15 126 (3.40%) Workflow
16 118 (3.18%) Information Security
17 116 (3.13%) User Acceptance Testing
18 109 (2.94%) ITSM
19 107 (2.88%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 347 (9.35%) SQL
2 85 (2.29%) PowerShell
3 68 (1.83%) VBA
4 56 (1.51%) C#
5 54 (1.46%) Java
5 54 (1.46%) JavaScript
6 44 (1.19%) C
7 41 (1.11%) T-SQL
8 38 (1.02%) Perl
9 34 (0.92%) VBScript
10 29 (0.78%) Python
11 28 (0.75%) Shell Script
12 25 (0.67%) VB
13 22 (0.59%) R
14 16 (0.43%) Assembly Language
15 15 (0.40%) CLIST
15 15 (0.40%) JCL
15 15 (0.40%) REXX
16 12 (0.32%) PL/SQL
16 12 (0.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 363 (9.78%) Security Cleared
2 332 (8.95%) Degree
3 265 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 205 (5.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 111 (2.99%) MCSE
6 86 (2.32%) MCP
7 75 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
8 70 (1.89%) MCSA
8 70 (1.89%) PMI Certification
9 57 (1.54%) PMP
10 55 (1.48%) A+ Certification
11 51 (1.37%) MCDST
12 46 (1.24%) DV Cleared
13 43 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
14 42 (1.13%) ISEB
15 41 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 32 (0.86%) CCNA
17 28 (0.75%) ISTQB
18 27 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 27 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 281 (7.57%) PMO
2 222 (5.98%) SLA
3 113 (3.05%) QA
4 47 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 46 (1.24%) Data Quality
6 45 (1.21%) GDPR
7 40 (1.08%) Disclosure Scotland
8 22 (0.59%) ISO 9001
9 20 (0.54%) GxP
10 19 (0.51%) MiFID
11 15 (0.40%) PCI DSS
11 15 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 11 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 11 (0.30%) P3O
13 9 (0.24%) Def Stans
13 9 (0.24%) GMP
14 8 (0.22%) Government Security Classifications
15 6 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
16 5 (0.13%) EMIR
16 5 (0.13%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 920 (24.80%) Active Directory
2 158 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (1.81%) Hyper-V
4 56 (1.51%) XenApp
5 53 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
6 38 (1.02%) vSphere
7 23 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
8 21 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
9 19 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
10 15 (0.40%) Job Entry Subsystem
10 15 (0.40%) RACF
10 15 (0.40%) Time Sharing Option
11 14 (0.38%) BitLocker
11 14 (0.38%) Terminal Services
12 12 (0.32%) KVM
12 12 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
12 12 (0.32%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 11 (0.30%) XenServer
14 10 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 10 (0.27%) Samba
Systems Management
1 262 (7.06%) SCCM
2 70 (1.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 35 (0.94%) SCOM
4 24 (0.65%) Microsoft Intune
5 23 (0.62%) AirWatch
6 22 (0.59%) WMI
7 20 (0.54%) WSUS
8 18 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
9 17 (0.46%) NetBackup
10 16 (0.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 15 (0.40%) Ansible
11 15 (0.40%) zSecure
12 14 (0.38%) DameWare
13 13 (0.35%) OpenView
14 12 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
15 11 (0.30%) Jamf Pro
16 9 (0.24%) Backup Exec
17 8 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
18 7 (0.19%) DatAdvantage
18 7 (0.19%) OVSD
Vendors
1 2246 (60.54%) Microsoft
2 272 (7.33%) Citrix
3 257 (6.93%) VMware
4 231 (6.23%) Cisco
5 210 (5.66%) HP
6 142 (3.83%) Oracle
7 131 (3.53%) Apple
8 109 (2.94%) SAP
9 84 (2.26%) ServiceNow
10 78 (2.10%) Dell
11 72 (1.94%) Lotus
12 63 (1.70%) Bloomberg
13 62 (1.67%) IBM
14 60 (1.62%) Adobe
15 54 (1.46%) Reuters
16 52 (1.40%) Google
17 46 (1.24%) Remedy
18 44 (1.19%) LANDesk
19 35 (0.94%) Avaya
19 35 (0.94%) Symantec