Period
to 18 February 2018

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 18 February 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 Office
UK
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 54 44
Rank change year-on-year -2 -10 -11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 3,585 3,632 4,419
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.59% 3.81% 4.09%
As % of the Applications category 41.05% 42.26% 40.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,053 2,083 2,287
UK median daily rate £275 £290 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.17% -3.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £123 £124 £120
90th Percentile £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £275 £300
% change year-on-year +4.55% -8.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 510 555 685
UK median hourly rate £14.05 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.36% -3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.00 £9.26
90th Percentile £29.51 £25.00 £26.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.68 £13.44 £14.00
% change year-on-year +1.80% -4.02% +3.70%

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 8,733 8,595 10,804
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.74% 9.03% 10.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,359 5,082 6,354
UK median daily rate £350 £350 £350
10th Percentile £140 £145 £153
90th Percentile £560 £530 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 769 869 1,002
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £15.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.22% +6.75%
10th Percentile £10.29 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £35.62 £40.50 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £14.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year -1.69% -1.67% +3.45%

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 18 February 2018.

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 18 February 2018.

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 18 February 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 -2 3,304 £288 -2.54% 1,114
UK excluding London -6 2,119 £288 +4.55% 888
London +2 1,432 £275 -8.33% 302
South East -12 722 £285 -8.06% 245
North of England -9 343 £300 - 222
Midlands +12 333 £288 -4.17% 157
East of England +5 278 £300 +30.43% 91
West Midlands +4 203 £300 - 82
South West -10 190 £275 +17.27% 97
Scotland -4 161 £222 -10.93% 45
North West -14 160 £315 +5.00% 113
East Midlands +12 128 £275 - 75
Yorkshire -24 124 £290 -14.07% 91
Wales -4 70 £226 +29.00% 27
North East +33 62 £345 +25.45% 18
Northern Ireland -8 24 £114 -65.00% 3

For the 6 months to 18 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Office 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 Microsoft Office.

1 2,187 (61.00%) Microsoft
2 1,514 (42.23%) Windows
3 925 (25.80%) Active Directory
4 919 (25.63%) Microsoft Excel
5 813 (22.68%) Finance
6 737 (20.56%) Windows 7
7 669 (18.66%) ITIL
8 631 (17.60%) Office 365
9 518 (14.45%) Project Management
10 488 (13.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 468 (13.05%) Windows 10
12 429 (11.97%) Analytical Skills
13 378 (10.54%) SharePoint
14 374 (10.43%) MS Visio
15 351 (9.79%) Security Cleared
16 333 (9.29%) SQL
17 318 (8.87%) Agile Software Development
18 311 (8.68%) MS Exchange
19 310 (8.65%) Degree
20 301 (8.40%) Windows Server
21 271 (7.56%) Microsoft Project
22 264 (7.36%) Citrix
23 263 (7.34%) Migration
23 263 (7.34%) SC Cleared
24 254 (7.09%) PMO
25 253 (7.06%) VMware
25 253 (7.06%) PRINCE2
26 248 (6.92%) Change Management
27 233 (6.50%) SLA
28 223 (6.22%) Stakeholder 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
1 378 (10.54%) SharePoint
2 311 (8.68%) MS Exchange
3 121 (3.38%) Skype for Business
4 94 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2010
5 55 (1.53%) IBM Notes
6 54 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2007
7 49 (1.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 49 (1.37%) IIS
8 42 (1.17%) CMS
9 37 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
10 29 (0.81%) Confluence
11 26 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
12 20 (0.56%) SAS
12 20 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
13 18 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
14 15 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
15 14 (0.39%) Apache
16 13 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
17 10 (0.28%) MS Project Server
18 9 (0.25%) JBoss
Applications
1 919 (25.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 488 (13.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 374 (10.43%) MS Visio
4 271 (7.56%) Microsoft Project
5 37 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
6 30 (0.84%) Photoshop
7 17 (0.47%) Acrobat
8 15 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 9 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
10 8 (0.22%) AutoCAD
11 7 (0.20%) InVision
11 7 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
12 6 (0.17%) SOLIDWORKS
13 5 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
13 5 (0.14%) Maya
13 5 (0.14%) Windchill
14 4 (0.11%) RoboHelp
14 4 (0.11%) Snagit
15 3 (0.084%) InDesign
15 3 (0.084%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 40 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.78%) Elite 3E
3 15 (0.42%) Eikon
4 11 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
5 10 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
6 8 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
7 7 (0.20%) Dynamics GP
7 7 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
7 7 (0.20%) SAP SD
8 6 (0.17%) CA PPM
8 6 (0.17%) Kondor
8 6 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
8 6 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 6 (0.17%) Primavera
8 6 (0.17%) Temenos T24
9 5 (0.14%) SystmOne
9 5 (0.14%) Teamcenter
9 5 (0.14%) Workfront
10 4 (0.11%) Maximo
10 4 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 631 (17.60%) Office 365
2 141 (3.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
4 33 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
5 30 (0.84%) SaaS
6 24 (0.67%) G Suite
7 21 (0.59%) OneDrive
8 19 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 16 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
10 15 (0.42%) IaaS
11 13 (0.36%) Mimecast
12 12 (0.33%) PaaS
13 10 (0.28%) Yammer
14 9 (0.25%) Google Analytics
15 8 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
16 6 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
17 5 (0.14%) Trello
18 4 (0.11%) Dropbox
18 4 (0.11%) Google Drive
18 4 (0.11%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 200 (5.58%) LAN
2 194 (5.41%) TCP/IP
3 180 (5.02%) VPN
4 173 (4.83%) DNS
5 155 (4.32%) WAN
6 147 (4.10%) Internet
7 143 (3.99%) DHCP
8 137 (3.82%) Skype
9 76 (2.12%) VoIP
10 67 (1.87%) Wireless
11 66 (1.84%) Firewall
12 54 (1.51%) Intranet
13 43 (1.20%) SAN
13 43 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
14 33 (0.92%) Remote Desktop
15 24 (0.67%) Network Security
16 23 (0.64%) IP Telephony
17 20 (0.56%) 4G
17 20 (0.56%) Ethernet
18 18 (0.50%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (4.85%) SQL Server
2 35 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
2 35 (0.98%) MS Access
3 33 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 33 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 30 (0.84%) Power BI
5 28 (0.78%) Relational Database
6 27 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
7 18 (0.50%) QlikView
8 17 (0.47%) PowerPivot
9 15 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
10 14 (0.39%) Big Data
10 14 (0.39%) Oracle Database
10 14 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
11 13 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
12 12 (0.33%) MySQL
12 12 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
12 12 (0.33%) SQL Server 2014
13 11 (0.31%) GIS
14 10 (0.28%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 95 (2.65%) JIRA
2 39 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 27 (0.75%) MSI
4 21 (0.59%) Visual Studio
5 19 (0.53%) Git (software)
6 18 (0.50%) Selenium
7 14 (0.39%) Axure RP
7 14 (0.39%) Subversion
8 11 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 9 (0.25%) Rational DOORS
10 6 (0.17%) Jenkins
10 6 (0.17%) NuGet
11 5 (0.14%) StarTeam
11 5 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 5 (0.14%) WinDbg
12 4 (0.11%) Eclipse
12 4 (0.11%) HP UFT
12 4 (0.11%) Maven
12 4 (0.11%) PVCS
12 4 (0.11%) SoapUI
General
1 813 (22.68%) Finance
2 222 (6.19%) Banking
3 159 (4.44%) Legal
4 156 (4.35%) Telecoms
5 126 (3.51%) Retail
6 123 (3.43%) Law
7 87 (2.43%) Marketing
8 72 (2.01%) Manufacturing
9 55 (1.53%) Investment Banking
10 51 (1.42%) French Language
11 48 (1.34%) Advertising
12 35 (0.98%) Billing
12 35 (0.98%) German Language
13 31 (0.86%) Mandarin Language
14 25 (0.70%) Back Office
15 24 (0.67%) Military
16 23 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
17 20 (0.56%) Electronics
18 19 (0.53%) Retail Banking
19 17 (0.47%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,150 (32.08%) Analyst
2 325 (9.07%) Service Analyst
3 315 (8.79%) Desktop Support
4 303 (8.45%) Support Engineer
5 293 (8.17%) Service Desk Analyst
5 293 (8.17%) Support Analyst
6 269 (7.50%) 2nd Line Support
7 247 (6.89%) IT Support
8 246 (6.86%) Business Analyst
9 207 (5.77%) Project Manager
10 156 (4.35%) 1st Line Support
11 142 (3.96%) Developer
11 142 (3.96%) IT Analyst
12 134 (3.74%) Desktop Engineer
13 129 (3.60%) Service Desk Support
14 124 (3.46%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 123 (3.43%) Administrator
16 115 (3.21%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 107 (2.98%) Data Analyst
18 101 (2.82%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (2.51%) .NET
2 55 (1.53%) HTML
3 42 (1.17%) CSS
3 42 (1.17%) XML
4 33 (0.92%) Web Services
5 23 (0.64%) .NET Framework
6 20 (0.56%) REST
7 17 (0.47%) ASP.NET
8 13 (0.36%) jQuery
8 13 (0.36%) WSH
9 12 (0.33%) HTML5
10 10 (0.28%) AngularJS
10 10 (0.28%) Oracle Fusion
11 9 (0.25%) COM
12 8 (0.22%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (0.22%) SOAP
13 7 (0.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 6 (0.17%) CSS3
14 6 (0.17%) LDAP
14 6 (0.17%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 429 (11.97%) Analytical Skills
2 168 (4.69%) Management Information System
3 153 (4.27%) Blackberry
4 80 (2.23%) Smartphone
5 77 (2.15%) Data Centre
6 72 (2.01%) Video Conferencing
7 70 (1.95%) iPhone
8 65 (1.81%) iPad
9 60 (1.67%) User Experience
10 55 (1.53%) NHS
11 54 (1.51%) Driving Licence
12 46 (1.28%) CMDB
12 46 (1.28%) Data Protection Act
13 32 (0.89%) Computer Science
14 30 (0.84%) Mobile App
15 29 (0.81%) e-Learning
15 29 (0.81%) PMI
16 28 (0.78%) Virtual Team
17 24 (0.67%) Social Media
18 18 (0.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1,514 (42.23%) Windows
2 737 (20.56%) Windows 7
3 468 (13.05%) Windows 10
4 301 (8.40%) Windows Server
5 194 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 182 (5.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 131 (3.65%) Windows 8
8 103 (2.87%) Android
9 102 (2.85%) Windows XP
10 93 (2.59%) Apple iOS
11 87 (2.43%) Linux
12 73 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
13 66 (1.84%) Unix
14 44 (1.23%) Mac OS
15 42 (1.17%) Mac OS X
16 37 (1.03%) Windows Vista
17 16 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 15 (0.42%) Solaris
19 12 (0.33%) Windows 2000
20 10 (0.28%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 669 (18.66%) ITIL
2 518 (14.45%) Project Management
3 318 (8.87%) Agile Software Development
4 263 (7.34%) Migration
5 253 (7.06%) PRINCE2
6 248 (6.92%) Change Management
7 223 (6.22%) Stakeholder Management
8 200 (5.58%) Business Analysis
9 192 (5.36%) Service Management
10 152 (4.24%) Time Management
11 142 (3.96%) Service Delivery
12 135 (3.77%) CRM
13 130 (3.63%) Programme Management
14 128 (3.57%) Data Analysis
15 120 (3.35%) Business Intelligence
16 115 (3.21%) Workflow
17 114 (3.18%) Incident Management
17 114 (3.18%) Risk Management
18 109 (3.04%) User Acceptance Testing
19 106 (2.96%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 333 (9.29%) SQL
2 103 (2.87%) PowerShell
3 71 (1.98%) VBA
4 70 (1.95%) C#
5 60 (1.67%) Java
6 59 (1.65%) C
7 56 (1.56%) JavaScript
8 45 (1.26%) T-SQL
9 31 (0.86%) VBScript
10 28 (0.78%) Python
11 27 (0.75%) VB
12 20 (0.56%) R
13 17 (0.47%) Perl
14 16 (0.45%) VB.NET
15 14 (0.39%) PL/SQL
16 13 (0.36%) C++
17 11 (0.31%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 8 (0.22%) PHP
18 8 (0.22%) Ruby
19 6 (0.17%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 351 (9.79%) Security Cleared
2 310 (8.65%) Degree
3 263 (7.34%) SC Cleared
4 154 (4.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 85 (2.37%) MCSE
6 77 (2.15%) MCP
7 75 (2.09%) PMI Certification
8 70 (1.95%) PMP
9 66 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
10 65 (1.81%) DV Cleared
11 59 (1.65%) ISEB
12 57 (1.59%) MCSA
13 42 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
14 34 (0.95%) CCNA
15 33 (0.92%) ISTQB
15 33 (0.92%) MCDST
16 30 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 30 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 29 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
17 29 (0.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 254 (7.09%) PMO
2 233 (6.50%) SLA
3 105 (2.93%) QA
4 58 (1.62%) GDPR
5 51 (1.42%) Data Quality
6 37 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 31 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
8 26 (0.73%) ISO 9001
9 16 (0.45%) Def Stans
10 12 (0.33%) PCI DSS
11 11 (0.31%) GxP
12 9 (0.25%) GMP
12 9 (0.25%) MiFID
12 9 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 8 (0.22%) Government Security Classifications
14 6 (0.17%) ISO 9000
14 6 (0.17%) P3O
15 4 (0.11%) COSO
15 4 (0.11%) PMBOK
16 3 (0.084%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 925 (25.80%) Active Directory
2 169 (4.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 80 (2.23%) XenApp
4 53 (1.48%) Hyper-V
5 38 (1.06%) vSphere
6 32 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
7 20 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
8 19 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
9 16 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
10 14 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
11 13 (0.36%) BitLocker
12 12 (0.33%) NFS
13 11 (0.31%) DFS Replication
13 11 (0.31%) Terminal Services
13 11 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
14 10 (0.28%) XenDesktop
15 8 (0.22%) Docker
16 7 (0.20%) Firmware
16 7 (0.20%) XenServer
17 4 (0.11%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 221 (6.16%) SCCM
2 79 (2.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 38 (1.06%) AirWatch
4 35 (0.98%) SCOM
5 25 (0.70%) Microsoft Intune
6 17 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
6 17 (0.47%) WSUS
7 16 (0.45%) OVSD
8 15 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
8 15 (0.42%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 14 (0.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 13 (0.36%) Failover Clustering
10 13 (0.36%) WMI
11 11 (0.31%) Backup Exec
11 11 (0.31%) NetBackup
11 11 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
12 10 (0.28%) OpenView
13 9 (0.25%) Ansible
14 8 (0.22%) DameWare
14 8 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 2,187 (61.00%) Microsoft
2 264 (7.36%) Citrix
3 253 (7.06%) VMware
4 206 (5.75%) Cisco
5 195 (5.44%) HP
6 153 (4.27%) Apple
7 124 (3.46%) Oracle
8 79 (2.20%) Dell
9 77 (2.15%) Adobe
10 76 (2.12%) SAP
11 61 (1.70%) Google
12 60 (1.67%) Ivanti
12 60 (1.67%) ServiceNow
13 56 (1.56%) Bloomberg
14 55 (1.53%) Lotus
15 52 (1.45%) IBM
15 52 (1.45%) Remedy
16 49 (1.37%) Avaya
16 49 (1.37%) NetApp
17 42 (1.17%) Salesforce.com