Period
to 20 February 2020

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 20 February 2020 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
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 56 64 60
Rank change year-on-year +8 -4 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 2,609 3,660 3,645
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.80% 3.69% 3.59%
As % of the Applications category 44.30% 44.01% 40.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,407 2,072 2,089
UK median daily rate £275 £289 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.84% +5.09% -5.17%
10th Percentile £120 £120 £123
90th Percentile £513 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £277 £288
% change year-on-year -9.62% -3.79% +2.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 418 467 518
UK median hourly rate £16.98 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.17% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £11.63 £10.33 £10.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £26.62 £28.96
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £13.68
% change year-on-year +10.00% +9.65% +1.80%

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 5,890 8,316 8,976
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.57% 8.38% 8.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,354 4,880 5,518
UK median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £138 £140 £142
90th Percentile £550 £556 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 610 741 780
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £15.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +4.37% -0.63%
10th Percentile £11.63 £10.25 £10.29
90th Percentile £43.53 £42.25 £35.59
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £14.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% +8.62% -1.69%

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 20 February 2020.

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 20 February 2020.

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 20 February 2020. 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 2,373 £275 -4.35% 1,133
UK excluding London +10 1,832 £250 -9.62% 974
London -5 734 £280 -6.67% 259
South East +7 573 £288 +4.55% 255
North of England +17 388 £200 -30.43% 202
South West +31 245 £239 -26.54% 112
East of England +8 216 £245 +6.52% 138
Midlands +2 216 £300 +15.38% 167
North West +17 196 £195 -22.00% 112
West Midlands 0 155 £325 +25.00% 105
Scotland -4 147 £188 -36.22% 58
Yorkshire +21 145 £255 -15.00% 75
East Midlands -5 60 £219 -2.78% 62
North East +25 47 £185 -47.14% 15
Wales -2 40 £301 -9.62% 24
Northern Ireland +1 8 £275 -14.06% 18
Channel Islands - 6 £385 -

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, 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 1,710 (65.54%) Microsoft
2 1,302 (49.90%) Windows
3 815 (31.24%) Active Directory
4 764 (29.28%) Office 365
5 671 (25.72%) Windows 10
6 586 (22.46%) Microsoft Excel
7 500 (19.16%) Windows 7
8 418 (16.02%) Finance
9 390 (14.95%) ITIL
10 349 (13.38%) Security Cleared
11 345 (13.22%) Problem-Solving
12 330 (12.65%) SCCM
13 325 (12.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 325 (12.46%) SharePoint
14 318 (12.19%) Analytical Skills
15 313 (12.00%) Project Management
16 308 (11.81%) Agile Software Development
17 263 (10.08%) SC Cleared
18 228 (8.74%) Azure
18 228 (8.74%) Windows Server
19 227 (8.70%) Citrix
20 222 (8.51%) Migration
21 218 (8.36%) Degree
22 210 (8.05%) SQL
23 208 (7.97%) Public Sector
24 204 (7.82%) MS Exchange
25 203 (7.78%) MS Visio
26 191 (7.32%) Self-Motivation
27 188 (7.21%) HP
28 187 (7.17%) Microsoft Project

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
1 325 (12.46%) SharePoint
2 204 (7.82%) MS Exchange
3 113 (4.33%) Skype for Business
4 53 (2.03%) Confluence
4 53 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2007
5 50 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
6 46 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2013
7 34 (1.30%) IBM Notes
8 30 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
9 25 (0.96%) IIS
10 23 (0.88%) SAS
11 20 (0.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 19 (0.73%) CMS
13 8 (0.31%) WebLogic
13 8 (0.31%) WordPress
14 5 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
15 4 (0.15%) Apache
15 4 (0.15%) ArcGIS
15 4 (0.15%) MS Project Server
15 4 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 586 (22.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 325 (12.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 203 (7.78%) MS Visio
4 187 (7.17%) Microsoft Project
5 36 (1.38%) Spreadsheet
6 30 (1.15%) Acrobat
7 18 (0.69%) Open Workbench
8 13 (0.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 13 (0.50%) Photoshop
9 10 (0.38%) Sketch
10 8 (0.31%) InVision
11 5 (0.19%) AutoCAD
12 4 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
13 3 (0.11%) Edge Animate
14 2 (0.077%) Adobe Captivate
14 2 (0.077%) FileZilla
14 2 (0.077%) Mozilla Thunderbird
14 2 (0.077%) Siemens NX
14 2 (0.077%) SPSS
14 2 (0.077%) Stata
Business Applications
1 33 (1.26%) Remedy ITSM
2 24 (0.92%) assyst
2 24 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.34%) Elite 3E
5 8 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
5 8 (0.31%) Oracle AML
5 8 (0.31%) Primavera
5 8 (0.31%) SAP ERP
5 8 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
5 8 (0.31%) Workfront
6 6 (0.23%) Carpe Diem
6 6 (0.23%) Eloqua
7 5 (0.19%) Dynamics GP
8 4 (0.15%) Oracle HRMS
8 4 (0.15%) SAP HCM
8 4 (0.15%) SAP SRM
9 3 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
9 3 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 764 (29.28%) Office 365
2 228 (8.74%) Azure
3 75 (2.87%) OneDrive
4 55 (2.11%) SaaS
5 53 (2.03%) AWS
5 53 (2.03%) Power Platform
6 44 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
6 44 (1.69%) IaaS
7 37 (1.42%) PaaS
8 25 (0.96%) Yammer
9 23 (0.88%) Dynamics 365
10 21 (0.80%) PowerApps
11 20 (0.77%) GCP
11 20 (0.77%) GitHub
12 17 (0.65%) G Suite
13 14 (0.54%) Mimecast
14 12 (0.46%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 11 (0.42%) Microsoft Flow
16 10 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
16 10 (0.38%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 175 (6.71%) VPN
2 145 (5.56%) Skype
3 137 (5.25%) DNS
3 137 (5.25%) Internet
4 124 (4.75%) LAN
5 103 (3.95%) TCP/IP
5 103 (3.95%) WAN
6 102 (3.91%) DHCP
7 69 (2.64%) Firewall
8 68 (2.61%) Remote Desktop
9 67 (2.57%) Wireless
10 58 (2.22%) SAN
11 49 (1.88%) VoIP
12 39 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
13 37 (1.42%) Cisco IOS
14 36 (1.38%) WebEx
15 30 (1.15%) Intranet
15 30 (1.15%) NAS
16 27 (1.03%) MPLS
17 24 (0.92%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 41 (1.57%) Power BI
3 24 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
4 21 (0.80%) Oracle Database
4 21 (0.80%) Relational Database
5 18 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
6 17 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
7 16 (0.61%) SQL Server 2016
8 15 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
9 14 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 12 (0.46%) MySQL
10 12 (0.46%) Oracle Database 10g
10 12 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 10 (0.38%) Amazon RDS
12 9 (0.34%) Oracle Database 12c
13 8 (0.31%) DB2
13 8 (0.31%) GIS
13 8 (0.31%) MS Access
13 8 (0.31%) Qlik Sense
13 8 (0.31%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 120 (4.60%) JIRA
2 30 (1.15%) Git (software)
3 17 (0.65%) Jenkins
3 17 (0.65%) Selenium
3 17 (0.65%) Subversion
4 15 (0.57%) StarTeam
4 15 (0.57%) Visual Studio Team System
5 13 (0.50%) Visual Studio
6 12 (0.46%) Eclipse
7 11 (0.42%) Ant
8 10 (0.38%) Artifactory
8 10 (0.38%) JUnit
9 9 (0.34%) Rational DOORS
9 9 (0.34%) Toad
10 8 (0.31%) Maven
10 8 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (0.23%) PVCS
12 5 (0.19%) Bitbucket
13 4 (0.15%) Jasmine
13 4 (0.15%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 418 (16.02%) Finance
2 208 (7.97%) Public Sector
3 133 (5.10%) Telecoms
4 87 (3.33%) Banking
5 63 (2.41%) Legal
6 56 (2.15%) Law
7 55 (2.11%) Retail
8 43 (1.65%) Marketing
9 40 (1.53%) Manufacturing
10 29 (1.11%) Investment Banking
11 28 (1.07%) Automotive
12 25 (0.96%) Local Government
13 24 (0.92%) Electronics
14 22 (0.84%) Advertising
14 22 (0.84%) German Language
15 21 (0.80%) Military
16 18 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
17 16 (0.61%) Financial Institution
18 15 (0.57%) Publishing
19 14 (0.54%) Billing
Job Titles
1 751 (28.78%) Analyst
2 299 (11.46%) Support Engineer
3 261 (10.00%) Service Analyst
4 247 (9.47%) Service Desk Analyst
5 241 (9.24%) Desktop Support
6 183 (7.01%) IT Support
7 169 (6.48%) 2nd Line Support
8 163 (6.25%) Support Analyst
9 136 (5.21%) Desktop Engineer
10 130 (4.98%) IT Analyst
11 124 (4.75%) Project Manager
12 123 (4.71%) Business Analyst
13 112 (4.29%) 1st Line Support
14 107 (4.10%) Windows Engineer
15 105 (4.02%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 94 (3.60%) Coordinator
17 93 (3.56%) IT Engineer
18 92 (3.53%) 2nd Line Engineer
19 86 (3.30%) Service Desk Support
20 82 (3.14%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (1.72%) HTML
2 42 (1.61%) Web Services
3 39 (1.49%) .NET
4 30 (1.15%) CSS
5 23 (0.88%) XML
6 18 (0.69%) ASP.NET
7 17 (0.65%) LDAP
8 14 (0.54%) Middleware
9 12 (0.46%) SOAP
10 11 (0.42%) JSP
11 10 (0.38%) Spring
12 9 (0.34%) AngularJS
12 9 (0.34%) COM
13 8 (0.31%) Hibernate
13 8 (0.31%) JDBC
13 8 (0.31%) React
13 8 (0.31%) Struts
14 7 (0.27%) Angular 2
14 7 (0.27%) JSON
14 7 (0.27%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 318 (12.19%) Analytical Skills
2 191 (7.32%) Self-Motivation
3 115 (4.41%) Blackberry
4 108 (4.14%) Management Information System
5 101 (3.87%) Driving Licence
6 81 (3.10%) Smartphone
7 79 (3.03%) iPhone
8 71 (2.72%) Video Conferencing
9 66 (2.53%) NHS
10 52 (1.99%) User Experience
11 43 (1.65%) Data Centre
12 28 (1.07%) iPad
13 27 (1.03%) Data Structures
14 26 (1.00%) Replication
15 25 (0.96%) CMDB
16 23 (0.88%) Clustering
16 23 (0.88%) PDA
17 20 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
17 20 (0.77%) Fat Client
17 20 (0.77%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1,302 (49.90%) Windows
2 671 (25.72%) Windows 10
3 500 (19.16%) Windows 7
4 228 (8.74%) Windows Server
5 153 (5.86%) Android
6 125 (4.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 124 (4.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 113 (4.33%) Apple iOS
9 107 (4.10%) Linux
10 92 (3.53%) Windows XP
11 65 (2.49%) Mac OS
12 56 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
13 45 (1.72%) Unix
14 39 (1.49%) Mac OS X
15 37 (1.42%) Windows 8
16 29 (1.11%) Windows Vista
17 24 (0.92%) Windows 2000
18 15 (0.57%) AIX
19 12 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 6 (0.23%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 390 (14.95%) ITIL
2 345 (13.22%) Problem-Solving
3 313 (12.00%) Project Management
4 308 (11.81%) Agile Software Development
5 222 (8.51%) Migration
6 186 (7.13%) Change Management
7 166 (6.36%) Incident Management
8 163 (6.25%) Service Management
9 154 (5.90%) PRINCE2
10 145 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
11 135 (5.17%) ITSM
12 116 (4.45%) Project Delivery
13 111 (4.25%) Decision-Making
14 93 (3.56%) Service Delivery
15 92 (3.53%) SDLC
16 88 (3.37%) Business Intelligence
16 88 (3.37%) Data Analysis
17 84 (3.22%) Continuous Improvement
18 76 (2.91%) Asset Management
18 76 (2.91%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 210 (8.05%) SQL
2 152 (5.83%) PowerShell
3 36 (1.38%) C
3 36 (1.38%) VBA
4 34 (1.30%) JavaScript
5 33 (1.26%) VB
6 31 (1.19%) C#
7 27 (1.03%) Python
8 26 (1.00%) Java
9 16 (0.61%) T-SQL
10 15 (0.57%) PL/SQL
11 12 (0.46%) PHP
12 11 (0.42%) VB.NET
13 9 (0.34%) VBScript
14 7 (0.27%) Bash Shell
15 6 (0.23%) MATLAB
16 5 (0.19%) Perl
16 5 (0.19%) R
17 4 (0.15%) C++
17 4 (0.15%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 349 (13.38%) Security Cleared
2 263 (10.08%) SC Cleared
3 218 (8.36%) Degree
4 131 (5.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 76 (2.91%) MCSE
6 64 (2.45%) MCP
7 58 (2.22%) DV Cleared
7 58 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
8 47 (1.80%) MCSA
9 46 (1.76%) Cisco Certification
10 32 (1.23%) ISTQB
10 32 (1.23%) PMI Certification
11 31 (1.19%) CCNA
11 31 (1.19%) ISEB
12 27 (1.03%) PMP
13 25 (0.96%) APMP
14 23 (0.88%) A+ Certification
15 22 (0.84%) HND
16 21 (0.80%) MCITP
16 21 (0.80%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (5.71%) SLA
2 103 (3.95%) PMO
3 63 (2.41%) QA
4 52 (1.99%) GDPR
5 25 (0.96%) Data Quality
6 18 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 11 (0.42%) MiFID
7 11 (0.42%) P3O
8 8 (0.31%) GxP
9 4 (0.15%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.11%) GAMP
11 2 (0.077%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.077%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (0.077%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.077%) JSP 440
11 2 (0.077%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.077%) PMBOK
12 1 (0.038%) COSHH
12 1 (0.038%) HL7
System Software
1 815 (31.24%) Active Directory
2 111 (4.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (2.26%) Hyper-V
4 43 (1.65%) XenApp
5 34 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
6 32 (1.23%) XenDesktop
7 30 (1.15%) Virtual Desktop
8 26 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
9 22 (0.84%) vSphere
10 21 (0.80%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 11 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
12 10 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
13 9 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 8 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
15 7 (0.27%) BitLocker
15 7 (0.27%) Docker
16 3 (0.11%) RACF
16 3 (0.11%) Terminal Services
17 2 (0.077%) vCloud
17 2 (0.077%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 330 (12.65%) SCCM
2 55 (2.11%) Microsoft Intune
3 44 (1.69%) OpenView
4 41 (1.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 36 (1.38%) AirWatch
6 30 (1.15%) OVSD
7 24 (0.92%) ServiceCenter
8 21 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
9 19 (0.73%) SCOM
10 18 (0.69%) Jamf Pro
10 18 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
11 17 (0.65%) Netcool
12 16 (0.61%) NetBackup
12 16 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
13 15 (0.57%) WSUS
14 11 (0.42%) Backup Exec
15 10 (0.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 6 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
17 5 (0.19%) Tivoli
18 4 (0.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 1,710 (65.54%) Microsoft
2 227 (8.70%) Citrix
3 188 (7.21%) HP
4 133 (5.10%) VMware
5 116 (4.45%) Cisco
6 114 (4.37%) Apple
7 112 (4.29%) Oracle
8 94 (3.60%) SAP
9 89 (3.41%) Adobe
10 71 (2.72%) Remedy
11 70 (2.68%) Google
11 70 (2.68%) ServiceNow
12 56 (2.15%) Fujitsu
13 40 (1.53%) Dell
14 35 (1.34%) McAfee
15 34 (1.30%) Lotus
16 31 (1.19%) Ivanti
17 29 (1.11%) Veritas
18 27 (1.03%) Bomgar
19 25 (0.96%) Workday