Period
to 14 December 2019

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 14 December 2019 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
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 57 66 61
Rank change year-on-year +9 -5 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 3,100 3,815 3,678
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.92% 3.64% 3.56%
As % of the Applications category 45.10% 43.30% 40.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,749 2,173 2,120
UK median daily rate £275 £288 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.51% +0.17% -2.54%
10th Percentile £120 £120 £123
90th Percentile £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £275 £288
% change year-on-year - -4.35% +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 425 521 469
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -3.45%
10th Percentile £11.61 £10.34 £10.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £25.00 £28.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £13.11
% change year-on-year +10.00% +14.46% -6.39%

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 6,874 8,810 9,094
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.69% 8.40% 8.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,027 5,217 5,599
UK median daily rate £363 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £138 £145 £143
90th Percentile £550 £563 £564
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £335
% change year-on-year -3.57% +4.48% +3.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 670 775 729
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £15.96 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.78% +2.97% -3.06%
10th Percentile £11.26 £10.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £39.18 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.30 £14.50
% change year-on-year +14.38% +5.52% -3.33%

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 14 December 2019.

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 14 December 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Office in the UK

Microsoft Office
Top 17 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 14 December 2019. 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 +10 2,801 £275 -6.46% 1,133
UK excluding London +9 2,115 £275 - 911
London +6 923 £275 -8.33% 290
South East +7 710 £288 +4.55% 234
North of England +14 405 £225 -23.40% 210
South West +31 298 £294 -2.08% 117
Midlands -1 244 £278 +4.81% 147
East of England +5 217 £239 -4.50% 134
North West +16 198 £200 -33.33% 112
West Midlands 0 174 £303 +6.14% 83
Scotland +10 171 £225 -15.09% 33
Yorkshire +22 151 £300 +20.00% 71
East Midlands -6 67 £174 -22.67% 63
North East +18 56 £188 -46.43% 27
Wales +22 49 £325 - 33
Northern Ireland +6 18 £250 -13.79% 3
Channel Islands - 6 £385 -

For the 6 months to 14 December 2019, 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 2,032 (65.55%) Microsoft
2 1,542 (49.74%) Windows
3 981 (31.65%) Active Directory
4 889 (28.68%) Office 365
5 841 (27.13%) Windows 10
6 746 (24.06%) Microsoft Excel
7 680 (21.94%) Windows 7
8 570 (18.39%) Finance
9 539 (17.39%) ITIL
10 406 (13.10%) Project Management
10 406 (13.10%) Analytical Skills
11 400 (12.90%) SharePoint
12 399 (12.87%) Agile Software Development
12 399 (12.87%) Security Cleared
13 384 (12.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 364 (11.74%) SCCM
14 364 (11.74%) Problem-Solving
15 302 (9.74%) SC Cleared
16 279 (9.00%) SQL
17 274 (8.84%) Degree
18 273 (8.81%) Migration
19 263 (8.48%) Azure
20 245 (7.90%) Windows Server
21 244 (7.87%) Self-Motivation
22 241 (7.77%) Citrix
23 237 (7.65%) SLA
24 230 (7.42%) MS Exchange
25 224 (7.23%) Public Sector
26 218 (7.03%) MS Visio
27 216 (6.97%) Service 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
1 400 (12.90%) SharePoint
2 230 (7.42%) MS Exchange
3 142 (4.58%) Skype for Business
4 70 (2.26%) Confluence
5 60 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2010
6 46 (1.48%) IBM Notes
7 45 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
8 44 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2007
9 28 (0.90%) CMS
10 23 (0.74%) IIS
11 21 (0.68%) SAS
12 18 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 17 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
14 9 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
15 8 (0.26%) WebLogic
16 7 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
17 5 (0.16%) Apache Spark
17 5 (0.16%) ArcGIS
17 5 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
18 4 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 746 (24.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 384 (12.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 218 (7.03%) MS Visio
4 172 (5.55%) Microsoft Project
5 35 (1.13%) Spreadsheet
6 22 (0.71%) Acrobat
7 15 (0.48%) Open Workbench
8 14 (0.45%) Photoshop
9 8 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 8 (0.26%) AutoCAD
10 6 (0.19%) Camtasia
10 6 (0.19%) XMetaL
11 4 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
11 4 (0.13%) Mozilla Thunderbird
11 4 (0.13%) Sketch
12 2 (0.065%) Adobe Premiere
12 2 (0.065%) InDesign
12 2 (0.065%) InVision
12 2 (0.065%) Siemens NX
12 2 (0.065%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 38 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (0.87%) assyst
3 25 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
4 17 (0.55%) Elite 3E
5 14 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
6 13 (0.42%) SAP ERP
7 12 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
8 11 (0.35%) Oracle TCA
8 11 (0.35%) SAP SRM
9 10 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
9 10 (0.32%) Eloqua
9 10 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
10 9 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 8 (0.26%) Oracle AML
11 8 (0.26%) Primavera
12 6 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
12 6 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
12 6 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
13 5 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
13 5 (0.16%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 889 (28.68%) Office 365
2 263 (8.48%) Azure
3 79 (2.55%) SaaS
4 74 (2.39%) OneDrive
5 67 (2.16%) IaaS
6 64 (2.06%) AWS
6 64 (2.06%) Power Platform
7 59 (1.90%) PaaS
8 53 (1.71%) Azure Active Directory
9 29 (0.94%) Dynamics 365
10 24 (0.77%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 20 (0.65%) Yammer
12 18 (0.58%) GitHub
13 17 (0.55%) PowerApps
14 16 (0.52%) G Suite
15 15 (0.48%) Mimecast
16 13 (0.42%) SuccessFactors
17 12 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
18 11 (0.35%) GCP
18 11 (0.35%) Microsoft Flow
Communications & Networking
1 197 (6.35%) VPN
2 180 (5.81%) DNS
3 170 (5.48%) TCP/IP
4 162 (5.23%) Skype
5 147 (4.74%) LAN
6 143 (4.61%) Internet
7 127 (4.10%) WAN
8 119 (3.84%) DHCP
9 91 (2.94%) Firewall
10 79 (2.55%) Wireless
11 74 (2.39%) Remote Desktop
12 70 (2.26%) SAN
13 57 (1.84%) Wi-Fi
14 48 (1.55%) VoIP
15 45 (1.45%) Intranet
16 42 (1.35%) NAS
17 33 (1.06%) Cisco IOS
18 31 (1.00%) Reverse Proxy
19 29 (0.94%) WebEx
20 26 (0.84%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (3.94%) SQL Server
2 59 (1.90%) Power BI
3 35 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 34 (1.10%) Relational Database
5 28 (0.90%) Oracle Database
6 26 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
7 24 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
8 23 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 19 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
10 17 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
10 17 (0.55%) SQL Server 2016
11 15 (0.48%) MySQL
12 12 (0.39%) Azure SQL Database
12 12 (0.39%) MS Access
12 12 (0.39%) Oracle Database 10g
13 11 (0.35%) Amazon RDS
13 11 (0.35%) QlikView
14 10 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
15 9 (0.29%) GIS
16 8 (0.26%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 153 (4.94%) JIRA
2 34 (1.10%) Visual Studio Team System
3 24 (0.77%) Git (software)
4 22 (0.71%) Visual Studio
5 19 (0.61%) Subversion
6 16 (0.52%) Jenkins
7 15 (0.48%) StarTeam
8 14 (0.45%) PVCS
8 14 (0.45%) Rational DOORS
9 10 (0.32%) Artifactory
9 10 (0.32%) Eclipse
9 10 (0.32%) Selenium
10 9 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (0.29%) Toad
11 8 (0.26%) Ant
11 8 (0.26%) JUnit
11 8 (0.26%) Maven
12 6 (0.19%) Balsamiq
12 6 (0.19%) Rational Rhapsody
13 5 (0.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 570 (18.39%) Finance
2 224 (7.23%) Public Sector
3 173 (5.58%) Telecoms
4 111 (3.58%) Banking
5 83 (2.68%) Legal
6 72 (2.32%) Law
7 64 (2.06%) Retail
8 55 (1.77%) Marketing
9 46 (1.48%) Manufacturing
10 33 (1.06%) Investment Banking
11 31 (1.00%) German Language
12 29 (0.94%) Billing
13 28 (0.90%) Automotive
14 26 (0.84%) Advertising
15 24 (0.77%) Local Government
16 21 (0.68%) Electronics
16 21 (0.68%) Military
16 21 (0.68%) Publishing
17 20 (0.65%) Financial Institution
18 17 (0.55%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 901 (29.06%) Analyst
2 377 (12.16%) Support Engineer
3 306 (9.87%) Service Analyst
4 290 (9.35%) Desktop Support
5 285 (9.19%) Service Desk Analyst
6 216 (6.97%) 2nd Line Support
7 203 (6.55%) IT Support
8 188 (6.06%) Desktop Engineer
9 186 (6.00%) Support Analyst
10 169 (5.45%) Business Analyst
11 156 (5.03%) IT Analyst
12 151 (4.87%) Project Manager
13 148 (4.77%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 136 (4.39%) Coordinator
15 128 (4.13%) 1st Line Support
16 116 (3.74%) IT Engineer
17 115 (3.71%) Windows Engineer
18 113 (3.65%) 2nd Line Engineer
19 97 (3.13%) Administrator
20 90 (2.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (1.87%) HTML
2 54 (1.74%) Web Services
3 52 (1.68%) .NET
4 47 (1.52%) CSS
5 31 (1.00%) XML
6 25 (0.81%) ASP.NET
7 22 (0.71%) Middleware
8 16 (0.52%) LDAP
9 14 (0.45%) jQuery
10 12 (0.39%) HTML5
11 11 (0.35%) AngularJS
12 10 (0.32%) React
13 9 (0.29%) COM
14 8 (0.26%) Angular 2
14 8 (0.26%) Hibernate
14 8 (0.26%) JDBC
14 8 (0.26%) JSP
14 8 (0.26%) Spring
14 8 (0.26%) Struts
14 8 (0.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 406 (13.10%) Analytical Skills
2 244 (7.87%) Self-Motivation
3 139 (4.48%) Management Information System
4 122 (3.94%) Blackberry
5 91 (2.94%) Smartphone
6 90 (2.90%) iPhone
7 86 (2.77%) Driving Licence
8 72 (2.32%) NHS
9 68 (2.19%) Video Conferencing
10 59 (1.90%) Data Centre
11 57 (1.84%) User Experience
12 39 (1.26%) Replication
13 30 (0.97%) Data Structures
13 30 (0.97%) iPad
14 27 (0.87%) CMDB
14 27 (0.87%) Virtual Team
15 25 (0.81%) Clustering
15 25 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
16 22 (0.71%) PMI
17 21 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,542 (49.74%) Windows
2 841 (27.13%) Windows 10
3 680 (21.94%) Windows 7
4 245 (7.90%) Windows Server
5 166 (5.35%) Android
6 141 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 139 (4.48%) Apple iOS
7 139 (4.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 129 (4.16%) Linux
9 97 (3.13%) Mac OS
10 86 (2.77%) Windows XP
11 69 (2.23%) Windows 8
12 48 (1.55%) Mac OS X
13 42 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
14 39 (1.26%) Unix
15 19 (0.61%) Windows Vista
16 15 (0.48%) AIX
17 13 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 12 (0.39%) CentOS
18 12 (0.39%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 539 (17.39%) ITIL
2 406 (13.10%) Project Management
3 399 (12.87%) Agile Software Development
4 364 (11.74%) Problem-Solving
5 273 (8.81%) Migration
6 216 (6.97%) Service Management
7 215 (6.94%) Change Management
8 176 (5.68%) Incident Management
9 170 (5.48%) PRINCE2
10 169 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
11 147 (4.74%) ITSM
12 131 (4.23%) Project Delivery
13 118 (3.81%) Decision-Making
14 111 (3.58%) Data Analysis
15 108 (3.48%) Data Modelling
16 107 (3.45%) SDLC
17 101 (3.26%) Analytics
18 100 (3.23%) ERP
19 98 (3.16%) Waterfall
20 97 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 279 (9.00%) SQL
2 161 (5.19%) PowerShell
3 41 (1.32%) C
3 41 (1.32%) JavaScript
4 37 (1.19%) C#
5 31 (1.00%) VBA
6 29 (0.94%) Python
7 27 (0.87%) Java
8 23 (0.74%) T-SQL
8 23 (0.74%) VB
9 16 (0.52%) PL/SQL
10 14 (0.45%) VB.NET
11 9 (0.29%) C++
11 9 (0.29%) PHP
11 9 (0.29%) R
11 9 (0.29%) VBScript
12 8 (0.26%) Bash Shell
12 8 (0.26%) MATLAB
13 6 (0.19%) TypeScript
14 5 (0.16%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 399 (12.87%) Security Cleared
2 302 (9.74%) SC Cleared
3 274 (8.84%) Degree
4 135 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 94 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
6 85 (2.74%) MCSE
7 76 (2.45%) MCP
8 61 (1.97%) DV Cleared
9 56 (1.81%) PMI Certification
10 50 (1.61%) MCSA
11 47 (1.52%) PMP
12 42 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
13 40 (1.29%) ISEB
14 36 (1.16%) ISTQB
15 29 (0.94%) CCNA
16 28 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 24 (0.77%) A+ Certification
18 22 (0.71%) HND
19 21 (0.68%) MCTS
19 21 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 237 (7.65%) SLA
2 135 (4.35%) PMO
3 77 (2.48%) QA
4 48 (1.55%) GDPR
5 41 (1.32%) Data Quality
6 26 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 16 (0.52%) MiFID
8 14 (0.45%) ISO 9001
9 9 (0.29%) P3O
10 8 (0.26%) NCSC
11 7 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
11 7 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
12 6 (0.19%) GxP
13 5 (0.16%) HIPAA
13 5 (0.16%) NIST
14 4 (0.13%) COBIT
15 3 (0.097%) COSHH
15 3 (0.097%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 3 (0.097%) GAMP
15 3 (0.097%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 981 (31.65%) Active Directory
2 125 (4.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 78 (2.52%) Hyper-V
4 47 (1.52%) XenApp
5 42 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
5 42 (1.35%) XenDesktop
6 30 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
7 29 (0.94%) Virtual Desktop
8 28 (0.90%) vSphere
9 25 (0.81%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 16 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
11 15 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
12 12 (0.39%) BitLocker
13 9 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 8 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
15 5 (0.16%) Docker
15 5 (0.16%) Terminal Services
16 4 (0.13%) pfSense
17 3 (0.097%) VirtualBox
18 2 (0.065%) KVM
Systems Management
1 364 (11.74%) SCCM
2 69 (2.23%) Microsoft Intune
3 38 (1.23%) AirWatch
4 32 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 27 (0.87%) OpenView
6 26 (0.84%) SCOM
7 24 (0.77%) Jamf Pro
8 21 (0.68%) WSUS
9 20 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
10 19 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
11 18 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
12 17 (0.55%) OVSD
13 16 (0.52%) Netcool
13 16 (0.52%) ServiceCenter
14 15 (0.48%) NetBackup
15 10 (0.32%) Backup Exec
15 10 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
15 10 (0.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 8 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
17 5 (0.16%) Nagios
Vendors
1 2,032 (65.55%) Microsoft
2 241 (7.77%) Citrix
3 172 (5.55%) HP
4 170 (5.48%) VMware
5 149 (4.81%) Cisco
5 149 (4.81%) Oracle
6 135 (4.35%) Apple
7 116 (3.74%) SAP
8 94 (3.03%) ServiceNow
9 83 (2.68%) Adobe
10 80 (2.58%) Remedy
11 55 (1.77%) Google
12 50 (1.61%) McAfee
13 48 (1.55%) Dell
14 46 (1.48%) Lotus
15 43 (1.39%) Ivanti
16 38 (1.23%) Workday
17 37 (1.19%) Fujitsu
18 34 (1.10%) Bloomberg
18 34 (1.10%) Mitel