Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 62 60 55
Rank change year-on-year -2 -5 -10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 3,659 3,646 3,654
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.69% 3.59% 3.81%
As % of the Applications category 44.93% 41.05% 42.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,080 2,088 2,100
UK median daily rate £288 £275 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% -5.17% -3.33%
10th Percentile £120 £122 £124
90th Percentile £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £278 £288 £280
% change year-on-year -3.48% +2.68% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 516 565
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -3.45%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £25.73 £28.37 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £13.60 £13.38
% change year-on-year +10.33% +1.64% -4.46%

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 8,144 8,882 8,644
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.22% 8.74% 9.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,774 5,459 5,116
UK median daily rate £370 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% - -
10th Percentile £138 £140 £145
90th Percentile £557 £557 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 736 778 878
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £15.25 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.92% -1.61% -3.13%
10th Percentile £10.29 £10.29 £10.00
90th Percentile £42.29 £35.65 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.63 £14.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year +7.76% -1.69% -3.34%

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 February 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 21 February 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 21 February 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 -5 3,272 £285 -1.38% 1,018
UK excluding London -2 2,319 £278 -3.48% 812
London -11 1,230 £300 +9.09% 271
South East +4 783 £275 -8.33% 215
North of England +13 436 £289 -4.94% 197
Midlands -1 381 £260 -9.57% 134
West Midlands +6 261 £260 -13.33% 90
East of England +3 257 £230 -23.33% 89
North West +6 212 £250 -18.70% 94
Scotland +10 199 £294 +34.51% 29
Yorkshire +23 176 £300 +1.01% 82
South West -33 167 £314 +47.30% 113
East Midlands -5 117 £238 -13.64% 44
Wales -8 75 £333 +33.00% 25
North East -20 48 £350 - 21
Northern Ireland +9 21 £320 +181.32% 10
Isle of Man - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 2,258 (61.71%) Microsoft
2 1,634 (44.66%) Windows
3 1,066 (29.13%) Active Directory
4 906 (24.76%) Microsoft Excel
5 851 (23.26%) Office 365
6 804 (21.97%) Finance
7 682 (18.64%) Windows 7
8 647 (17.68%) Windows 10
9 629 (17.19%) ITIL
10 541 (14.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 495 (13.53%) Project Management
12 467 (12.76%) Agile Software Development
13 438 (11.97%) Analytical Skills
14 434 (11.86%) SharePoint
15 409 (11.18%) Problem-Solving
16 337 (9.21%) SQL
17 333 (9.10%) SCCM
18 324 (8.85%) Citrix
19 297 (8.12%) Windows Server
20 287 (7.84%) Microsoft Project
21 286 (7.82%) Stakeholder Management
22 284 (7.76%) MS Visio
23 271 (7.41%) Service Management
24 270 (7.38%) MS Exchange
24 270 (7.38%) Degree
25 267 (7.30%) Security Cleared
26 252 (6.89%) LAN
27 248 (6.78%) SLA
27 248 (6.78%) Migration
28 242 (6.61%) PMO

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
1 434 (11.86%) SharePoint
2 270 (7.38%) MS Exchange
3 139 (3.80%) Skype for Business
4 101 (2.76%) Confluence
5 68 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2010
6 43 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
7 38 (1.04%) SAS
8 33 (0.90%) IIS
9 32 (0.87%) IBM Notes
10 29 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
11 26 (0.71%) CMS
12 22 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
12 22 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
13 15 (0.41%) TPMS
14 13 (0.36%) Tomcat
15 11 (0.30%) MS Project Server
16 10 (0.27%) WebSphere
17 9 (0.25%) IBM Domino
18 8 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 8 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 906 (24.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 541 (14.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 287 (7.84%) Microsoft Project
4 284 (7.76%) MS Visio
5 29 (0.79%) Open Workbench
6 26 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
7 25 (0.68%) Photoshop
8 16 (0.44%) Camtasia
9 13 (0.36%) Acrobat
9 13 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
10 11 (0.30%) Adobe Captivate
11 9 (0.25%) XMetaL
12 8 (0.22%) InDesign
13 7 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 7 (0.19%) AutoCAD
14 5 (0.14%) Siemens NX
15 4 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
16 3 (0.082%) Blender
16 3 (0.082%) Solid Edge
17 2 (0.055%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 48 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.46%) SAP S/4HANA
3 14 (0.38%) assyst
4 10 (0.27%) HiPortfolio
5 9 (0.25%) SAP R/3
6 8 (0.22%) Eikon
6 8 (0.22%) SAP EWM
6 8 (0.22%) thinkFolio
7 7 (0.19%) SAP FI
7 7 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
8 6 (0.16%) Carpe Diem
8 6 (0.16%) Elite 3E
8 6 (0.16%) NetSuite
8 6 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
8 6 (0.16%) SAP BPC
9 5 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
9 5 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
9 5 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
9 5 (0.14%) Retail-J
9 5 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 851 (23.26%) Office 365
2 213 (5.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 70 (1.91%) OneDrive
4 69 (1.89%) SaaS
5 56 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
6 49 (1.34%) Azure Active Directory
7 44 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
8 41 (1.12%) PaaS
9 36 (0.98%) IaaS
10 32 (0.87%) G Suite
11 28 (0.77%) Dynamics 365
12 16 (0.44%) Mimecast
13 14 (0.38%) Yammer
14 10 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
14 10 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
15 8 (0.22%) Adobe Analytics
16 7 (0.19%) GitHub
16 7 (0.19%) Google Drive
16 7 (0.19%) Trello
17 6 (0.16%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 252 (6.89%) LAN
2 193 (5.27%) WAN
3 176 (4.81%) VPN
4 169 (4.62%) DNS
5 159 (4.35%) Internet
6 157 (4.29%) TCP/IP
7 152 (4.15%) Skype
8 138 (3.77%) DHCP
9 107 (2.92%) Firewall
10 76 (2.08%) Wireless
11 59 (1.61%) VoIP
12 58 (1.59%) Remote Desktop
13 54 (1.48%) SAN
14 50 (1.37%) Intranet
15 37 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
16 35 (0.96%) Cisco IOS
17 33 (0.90%) WebEx
18 24 (0.66%) IP Telephony
19 23 (0.63%) MPLS
20 22 (0.60%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (4.59%) SQL Server
2 47 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 45 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
3 45 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
4 41 (1.12%) Relational Database
5 39 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 30 (0.82%) Big Data
7 29 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
8 28 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
9 23 (0.63%) MS Access
10 21 (0.57%) Power BI
11 19 (0.52%) Oracle OWB
11 19 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 17 (0.46%) Oracle Database
13 16 (0.44%) QlikView
14 14 (0.38%) GIS
14 14 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
15 13 (0.36%) RDBMS
16 9 (0.25%) Azure SQL Database
16 9 (0.25%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 190 (5.19%) JIRA
2 44 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 36 (0.98%) Visual Studio
4 23 (0.63%) Rational DOORS
5 16 (0.44%) MSI
6 14 (0.38%) Git (software)
6 14 (0.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 13 (0.36%) Subversion
8 12 (0.33%) Jenkins
9 10 (0.27%) PVCS
9 10 (0.27%) Visual Studio Team System
10 9 (0.25%) Hudson
10 9 (0.25%) Rational Rhapsody
10 9 (0.25%) SoapUI
10 9 (0.25%) WiX
11 8 (0.22%) Rational Quality Manager
11 8 (0.22%) Rational Team Concert
12 6 (0.16%) Fiddler
12 6 (0.16%) GitLab
13 5 (0.14%) Selenium
General
1 804 (21.97%) Finance
2 177 (4.84%) Banking
3 148 (4.04%) Telecoms
4 96 (2.62%) Law
5 90 (2.46%) Legal
6 82 (2.24%) Marketing
7 81 (2.21%) Retail
8 74 (2.02%) Manufacturing
9 32 (0.87%) Electronics
10 31 (0.85%) Investment Banking
11 29 (0.79%) Back Office
11 29 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
12 28 (0.77%) Billing
13 27 (0.74%) Publishing
14 26 (0.71%) Military
15 25 (0.68%) Advertising
15 25 (0.68%) French Language
15 25 (0.68%) Front Office
16 24 (0.66%) German Language
17 21 (0.57%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 1,286 (35.15%) Analyst
2 423 (11.56%) Service Analyst
3 383 (10.47%) Service Desk Analyst
4 330 (9.02%) Support Engineer
5 322 (8.80%) Support Analyst
6 283 (7.73%) Desktop Support
7 247 (6.75%) Project Manager
8 242 (6.61%) IT Support
9 235 (6.42%) 2nd Line Support
10 214 (5.85%) Business Analyst
11 169 (4.62%) Desktop Engineer
12 158 (4.32%) IT Analyst
13 145 (3.96%) Developer
14 132 (3.61%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 129 (3.53%) 1st Line Support
16 127 (3.47%) Administrator
17 110 (3.01%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 110 (3.01%) IT Support Analyst
18 105 (2.87%) Service Desk Support
19 99 (2.71%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (2.10%) .NET
2 65 (1.78%) HTML
3 59 (1.61%) XML
4 52 (1.42%) Web Services
5 36 (0.98%) CSS
6 31 (0.85%) ASP.NET
7 27 (0.74%) jQuery
8 15 (0.41%) LDAP
9 13 (0.36%) Software Packaging
10 11 (0.30%) .NET Framework
10 11 (0.30%) REST
10 11 (0.30%) WPF
11 10 (0.27%) SAML
11 10 (0.27%) SOAP
12 9 (0.25%) COM
12 9 (0.25%) Middleware
12 9 (0.25%) Oracle Fusion
13 8 (0.22%) JSON
13 8 (0.22%) OAuth
13 8 (0.22%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 438 (11.97%) Analytical Skills
2 227 (6.20%) Self-Motivation
3 149 (4.07%) Management Information System
4 117 (3.20%) Blackberry
5 90 (2.46%) iPhone
6 84 (2.30%) Data Centre
7 83 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
8 68 (1.86%) Smartphone
9 59 (1.61%) iPad
10 57 (1.56%) Driving Licence
11 56 (1.53%) User Experience
12 47 (1.28%) NHS
13 45 (1.23%) e-Learning
14 40 (1.09%) Mobile App
15 38 (1.04%) PMI
15 38 (1.04%) Virtual Team
16 28 (0.77%) Social Media
17 25 (0.68%) Fat Client
17 25 (0.68%) Thin Client
18 21 (0.57%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,634 (44.66%) Windows
2 682 (18.64%) Windows 7
3 647 (17.68%) Windows 10
4 297 (8.12%) Windows Server
5 150 (4.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 138 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 137 (3.74%) Apple iOS
8 117 (3.20%) Windows 8
9 112 (3.06%) Android
10 103 (2.81%) Windows XP
11 84 (2.30%) Mac OS
12 75 (2.05%) Unix
13 70 (1.91%) Linux
14 58 (1.59%) Mac OS X
15 57 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
16 21 (0.57%) Solaris
17 18 (0.49%) Windows Vista
18 15 (0.41%) VME
19 12 (0.33%) Windows 2000
20 10 (0.27%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 629 (17.19%) ITIL
2 495 (13.53%) Project Management
3 467 (12.76%) Agile Software Development
4 409 (11.18%) Problem-Solving
5 286 (7.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 271 (7.41%) Service Management
7 248 (6.78%) Migration
8 241 (6.59%) Change Management
9 192 (5.25%) PRINCE2
10 153 (4.18%) Decision-Making
11 144 (3.94%) Data Analysis
12 143 (3.91%) Incident Management
13 142 (3.88%) ITSM
14 141 (3.85%) Service Delivery
15 136 (3.72%) Asset Management
16 132 (3.61%) Business Intelligence
17 130 (3.55%) Business Analysis
17 130 (3.55%) SDLC
18 126 (3.44%) Waterfall
19 125 (3.42%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 337 (9.21%) SQL
2 177 (4.84%) PowerShell
3 64 (1.75%) VBA
4 57 (1.56%) C
4 57 (1.56%) Python
5 54 (1.48%) Java
6 52 (1.42%) T-SQL
7 50 (1.37%) VB
8 47 (1.28%) C#
9 28 (0.77%) JavaScript
10 25 (0.68%) Shell Script
11 20 (0.55%) VB.NET
12 18 (0.49%) PHP
13 17 (0.46%) Perl
13 17 (0.46%) VB6
14 14 (0.38%) Korn
15 13 (0.36%) MATLAB
16 11 (0.30%) Bash Shell
16 11 (0.30%) PL/SQL
17 10 (0.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 270 (7.38%) Degree
2 267 (7.30%) Security Cleared
3 204 (5.58%) SC Cleared
4 174 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 97 (2.65%) MCSE
6 76 (2.08%) MCP
7 74 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
8 71 (1.94%) MCSA
9 62 (1.69%) A+ Certification
10 60 (1.64%) PMI Certification
11 56 (1.53%) DV Cleared
12 54 (1.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 48 (1.31%) ISEB
14 43 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
15 41 (1.12%) CCNA
16 35 (0.96%) PMP
17 34 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
18 29 (0.79%) ISTQB
19 22 (0.60%) DBS Check
20 21 (0.57%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 248 (6.78%) SLA
2 242 (6.61%) PMO
3 99 (2.71%) QA
4 35 (0.96%) Data Quality
5 32 (0.87%) GDPR
6 22 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 19 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
8 16 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 11 (0.30%) COBIT
10 9 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
11 7 (0.19%) ISO 9001
11 7 (0.19%) MiFID
12 6 (0.16%) IFRS
12 6 (0.16%) P3O
13 5 (0.14%) ISO 20022
13 5 (0.14%) PMBOK
14 4 (0.11%) Def Stans
14 4 (0.11%) ISO 15022
14 4 (0.11%) NEBOSH
14 4 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1,066 (29.13%) Active Directory
2 154 (4.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (1.59%) XenApp
4 54 (1.48%) Hyper-V
5 53 (1.45%) XenDesktop
6 38 (1.04%) Virtual Desktop
7 37 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
8 31 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
9 27 (0.74%) BitLocker
9 27 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
10 21 (0.57%) XenServer
11 20 (0.55%) vSphere
12 19 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
13 18 (0.49%) Terminal Services
14 13 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
15 10 (0.27%) Firmware
15 10 (0.27%) FreeRADIUS
16 9 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 8 (0.22%) VMware Server
18 7 (0.19%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 333 (9.10%) SCCM
2 52 (1.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 37 (1.01%) Microsoft Intune
4 34 (0.93%) SCOM
5 31 (0.85%) AirWatch
6 22 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
7 19 (0.52%) OVSD
8 16 (0.44%) HP ALM
8 16 (0.44%) WSUS
9 15 (0.41%) Cisco CUCM
9 15 (0.41%) vCenter Server
10 14 (0.38%) Ansible
10 14 (0.38%) Backup Exec
10 14 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
11 12 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
12 11 (0.30%) Jamf Pro
12 11 (0.30%) SCOrch
13 10 (0.27%) Oracle ZFS
13 10 (0.27%) Puppet
13 10 (0.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 2,258 (61.71%) Microsoft
2 324 (8.85%) Citrix
3 237 (6.48%) VMware
4 188 (5.14%) Apple
5 185 (5.06%) Cisco
6 170 (4.65%) SAP
7 160 (4.37%) Oracle
8 152 (4.15%) HP
9 136 (3.72%) ServiceNow
10 80 (2.19%) Adobe
11 76 (2.08%) Remedy
12 59 (1.61%) Google
13 53 (1.45%) Avaya
14 45 (1.23%) Ivanti
15 44 (1.20%) Symantec
16 42 (1.15%) Dell
17 40 (1.09%) IBM
17 40 (1.09%) iManage
18 38 (1.04%) Bloomberg
18 38 (1.04%) Wyse