Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 65 65 56
Rank change year-on-year 0 -9 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 3,145 3,521 3,331
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.47% 3.53% 3.66%
As % of the Applications category 42.08% 40.46% 40.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,789 1,968 1,828
UK median daily rate £313 £288 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.70% -4.17% -
10th Percentile £123 £120 £122
90th Percentile £538 £501 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £288 £300
% change year-on-year +8.70% -4.17% +4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 516 485
UK median hourly rate £15.30 £15.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.00% +1.69% -7.81%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £9.25
90th Percentile £26.75 £29.15 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.93 £14.50 £13.60
% change year-on-year +2.97% +6.66% -15.03%

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 7,474 8,702 8,172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.24% 8.73% 8.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,369 5,215 4,728
UK median daily rate £375 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.74% +4.29% +3.70%
10th Percentile £150 £145 £148
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 630 778 741
UK median hourly rate £16.57 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.39% +3.13% -3.03%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.50 £9.81
90th Percentile £44.55 £40.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -9.09%

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 19 June 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 19 June 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 19 June 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 -1 2,818 £313 +4.17% 257
UK excluding London -7 1,934 £313 +8.70% 205
London -6 1,113 £313 +12.82% 65
South East -2 659 £350 +16.67% 62
North of England +16 350 £263 -19.23% 40
Midlands -3 287 £280 -3.45% 38
East of England -12 206 £253 +6.32% 21
West Midlands -2 194 £306 +1.66% 29
South West -10 188 £330 +25.18% 32
Yorkshire +47 176 £300 -7.69% 18
Scotland -7 159 £265 +8.16% 11
North West -5 149 £220 -32.39% 17
East Midlands +6 91 £174 -29.80% 9
Wales +13 64 £325 +23.81% 2
North East -18 25 £110 -66.15% 5
Northern Ireland +10 20 £190 +75.12%
Channel Islands - 2 £600 -

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 1,920 (61.05%) Microsoft
2 1,407 (44.74%) Windows
3 957 (30.43%) Active Directory
4 779 (24.77%) Office 365
5 774 (24.61%) Microsoft Excel
6 699 (22.23%) Finance
7 622 (19.78%) Windows 10
8 543 (17.27%) Windows 7
9 531 (16.88%) ITIL
10 491 (15.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 423 (13.45%) Project Management
12 421 (13.39%) Agile Software Development
13 393 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
14 372 (11.83%) SharePoint
15 337 (10.72%) Problem-Solving
16 287 (9.13%) Windows Server
17 286 (9.09%) SCCM
18 259 (8.24%) SQL
19 257 (8.17%) Migration
20 252 (8.01%) Degree
21 249 (7.92%) Citrix
22 234 (7.44%) Microsoft Azure
23 230 (7.31%) Stakeholder Management
24 227 (7.22%) MS Exchange
25 220 (7.00%) MS Visio
26 217 (6.90%) Security Cleared
27 206 (6.55%) Microsoft Project
28 203 (6.45%) JIRA
29 198 (6.30%) PMO
30 195 (6.20%) 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
1 372 (11.83%) SharePoint
2 227 (7.22%) MS Exchange
3 166 (5.28%) Skype for Business
4 138 (4.39%) Confluence
5 65 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2010
6 39 (1.24%) IIS
7 32 (1.02%) IBM Notes
8 31 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
9 30 (0.95%) CMS
10 21 (0.67%) SAS
11 19 (0.60%) Tomcat
12 15 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
13 14 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
14 11 (0.35%) ArcGIS
15 10 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 8 (0.25%) WordPress
17 7 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2003
17 7 (0.22%) MS Project Server
17 7 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
18 6 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 774 (24.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 491 (15.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 220 (7.00%) MS Visio
4 206 (6.55%) Microsoft Project
5 23 (0.73%) Open Workbench
6 22 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
7 19 (0.60%) Camtasia
8 15 (0.48%) Acrobat
9 11 (0.35%) Adobe Captivate
9 11 (0.35%) XMetaL
10 9 (0.29%) Photoshop
11 8 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
12 7 (0.22%) AutoCAD
12 7 (0.22%) InDesign
13 5 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 4 (0.13%) Shockwave
14 4 (0.13%) Siemens NX
14 4 (0.13%) Stata
15 3 (0.095%) Simulink
15 3 (0.095%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 32 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (0.76%) SAP S/4HANA
3 23 (0.73%) assyst
3 23 (0.73%) Elite 3E
4 13 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
5 12 (0.38%) Primavera
6 11 (0.35%) Eikon
7 10 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 10 (0.32%) SAP CO
7 10 (0.32%) SAP FI
7 10 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
8 9 (0.29%) SAP Hybris
8 9 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 9 (0.29%) SAP R/3
9 8 (0.25%) SAP EWM
10 7 (0.22%) Carpe Diem
11 6 (0.19%) NetSuite
11 6 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
12 5 (0.16%) SAP ERP
12 5 (0.16%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 779 (24.77%) Office 365
2 234 (7.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 84 (2.67%) Amazon AWS
4 65 (2.07%) SaaS
5 61 (1.94%) Azure Active Directory
6 59 (1.88%) Power Platform
7 49 (1.56%) PaaS
8 47 (1.49%) IaaS
9 32 (1.02%) OneDrive
10 25 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
11 21 (0.67%) G Suite
11 21 (0.67%) ShareGate
12 19 (0.60%) PowerApps
13 15 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
13 15 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
14 14 (0.45%) SuccessFactors
15 12 (0.38%) Yammer
16 8 (0.25%) Mimecast
16 8 (0.25%) Slack
16 8 (0.25%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 175 (5.56%) LAN
2 173 (5.50%) Skype
3 152 (4.83%) DNS
3 152 (4.83%) VPN
4 147 (4.67%) TCP/IP
5 136 (4.32%) Firewall
5 136 (4.32%) WAN
6 122 (3.88%) DHCP
7 108 (3.43%) Internet
8 68 (2.16%) Wireless
9 61 (1.94%) Remote Desktop
10 49 (1.56%) VoIP
11 48 (1.53%) SAN
12 45 (1.43%) Intranet
13 29 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
14 25 (0.79%) WebEx
15 23 (0.73%) Ethernet
15 23 (0.73%) NetScaler
16 22 (0.70%) VLAN
17 17 (0.54%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (4.58%) SQL Server
2 50 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 42 (1.34%) BusinessObjects
4 41 (1.30%) Power BI
5 33 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 32 (1.02%) Relational Database
7 26 (0.83%) Big Data
7 26 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
8 20 (0.64%) MySQL
9 17 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 14 (0.45%) GIS
10 14 (0.45%) MS Access
10 14 (0.45%) Oracle Database
10 14 (0.45%) Oracle OWB
11 13 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
12 12 (0.38%) RDBMS
13 9 (0.29%) Qlik Sense
13 9 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
14 8 (0.25%) Essbase
14 8 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 203 (6.45%) JIRA
2 37 (1.18%) Git (software)
3 35 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 33 (1.05%) Visual Studio
5 24 (0.76%) Rational DOORS
6 19 (0.60%) MSI
6 19 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
7 16 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 15 (0.48%) Rational Quality Manager
8 15 (0.48%) Rational Team Concert
9 13 (0.41%) WiX
10 10 (0.32%) Jenkins
11 7 (0.22%) Eclipse
11 7 (0.22%) Hudson
11 7 (0.22%) PVCS
12 6 (0.19%) JUnit
12 6 (0.19%) Rational Rhapsody
13 5 (0.16%) Ant
13 5 (0.16%) Selenium
14 4 (0.13%) Subversion
General
1 699 (22.23%) Finance
2 165 (5.25%) Banking
3 129 (4.10%) Telecoms
4 108 (3.43%) Legal
5 100 (3.18%) Retail
6 79 (2.51%) Law
7 50 (1.59%) Marketing
8 47 (1.49%) Manufacturing
9 39 (1.24%) German Language
10 37 (1.18%) Financial Institution
11 36 (1.14%) Investment Banking
12 34 (1.08%) French Language
13 28 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
14 24 (0.76%) Back Office
14 24 (0.76%) Billing
15 17 (0.54%) Advertising
15 17 (0.54%) Local Government
16 16 (0.51%) Electronics
16 16 (0.51%) Front Office
16 16 (0.51%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 950 (30.21%) Analyst
2 321 (10.21%) Support Engineer
3 280 (8.90%) Service Analyst
4 259 (8.24%) Desktop Support
5 257 (8.17%) Service Desk Analyst
6 221 (7.03%) Support Analyst
7 210 (6.68%) Project Manager
8 204 (6.49%) 2nd Line Support
9 196 (6.23%) IT Support
10 157 (4.99%) Business Analyst
11 149 (4.74%) Desktop Engineer
12 131 (4.17%) 1st Line Support
13 122 (3.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 118 (3.75%) Developer
15 109 (3.47%) IT Analyst
16 108 (3.43%) Architect
17 102 (3.24%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 91 (2.89%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 91 (2.89%) Coordinator
19 86 (2.73%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (2.58%) .NET
2 79 (2.51%) HTML
3 61 (1.94%) XML
4 57 (1.81%) Web Services
5 55 (1.75%) CSS
6 28 (0.89%) ASP.NET
6 28 (0.89%) jQuery
7 16 (0.51%) Software Packaging
8 14 (0.45%) AngularJS
8 14 (0.45%) COM
8 14 (0.45%) LDAP
8 14 (0.45%) REST
9 13 (0.41%) Elastic Stack
9 13 (0.41%) Node.js
10 12 (0.38%) RabbitMQ
10 12 (0.38%) SOAP
11 11 (0.35%) .NET Core
11 11 (0.35%) HTML5
12 9 (0.29%) WPF
13 8 (0.25%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 393 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 182 (5.79%) Self-Motivation
3 129 (4.10%) Management Information System
4 82 (2.61%) Video Conferencing
5 79 (2.51%) Blackberry
5 79 (2.51%) iPhone
6 75 (2.38%) Data Centre
7 55 (1.75%) Driving Licence
8 52 (1.65%) NHS
9 50 (1.59%) iPad
10 49 (1.56%) Smartphone
11 35 (1.11%) User Experience
12 34 (1.08%) Virtual Team
13 32 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
14 28 (0.89%) Public Cloud
15 27 (0.86%) e-Learning
16 26 (0.83%) Fat Client
16 26 (0.83%) Thin Client
17 24 (0.76%) Social Media
18 20 (0.64%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1,407 (44.74%) Windows
2 622 (19.78%) Windows 10
3 543 (17.27%) Windows 7
4 287 (9.13%) Windows Server
5 141 (4.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 136 (4.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 112 (3.56%) Android
8 96 (3.05%) Linux
9 95 (3.02%) Windows 8
10 90 (2.86%) Apple iOS
11 79 (2.51%) Windows XP
12 62 (1.97%) Mac OS
13 39 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
14 38 (1.21%) Mac OS X
15 35 (1.11%) Unix
16 14 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 14 (0.45%) Solaris
17 13 (0.41%) Windows 2000
18 9 (0.29%) AIX
18 9 (0.29%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 531 (16.88%) ITIL
2 423 (13.45%) Project Management
3 421 (13.39%) Agile Software Development
4 337 (10.72%) Problem-Solving
5 257 (8.17%) Migration
6 230 (7.31%) Stakeholder Management
7 195 (6.20%) Change Management
8 189 (6.01%) Service Management
9 148 (4.71%) PRINCE2
10 129 (4.10%) Incident Management
11 119 (3.78%) Business Intelligence
12 118 (3.75%) Data Analysis
13 116 (3.69%) SDLC
14 112 (3.56%) Service Delivery
15 104 (3.31%) Time Management
16 102 (3.24%) DevOps
17 101 (3.21%) CRM
18 100 (3.18%) Data Modelling
19 98 (3.12%) Problem Management
20 95 (3.02%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 259 (8.24%) SQL
2 143 (4.55%) PowerShell
3 57 (1.81%) C#
3 57 (1.81%) Python
3 57 (1.81%) VBA
4 56 (1.78%) Java
5 40 (1.27%) VB
6 39 (1.24%) JavaScript
7 37 (1.18%) C
8 29 (0.92%) T-SQL
9 25 (0.79%) VB.NET
10 20 (0.64%) PHP
11 18 (0.57%) VBScript
12 16 (0.51%) VB6
13 11 (0.35%) Apex Code
13 11 (0.35%) Perl
14 10 (0.32%) TypeScript
15 9 (0.29%) Bash Shell
15 9 (0.29%) MATLAB
16 7 (0.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 252 (8.01%) Degree
2 217 (6.90%) Security Cleared
3 142 (4.52%) SC Cleared
4 102 (3.24%) Microsoft Certification
5 71 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
6 53 (1.69%) MCP
7 49 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
8 46 (1.46%) MCSE
9 45 (1.43%) PMI Certification
10 40 (1.27%) ISEB
11 38 (1.21%) PMP
12 37 (1.18%) CCNA
12 37 (1.18%) MCSA
13 32 (1.02%) DBS Check
13 32 (1.02%) DV Cleared
14 30 (0.95%) A+ Certification
15 29 (0.92%) CCNP
16 27 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 26 (0.83%) ISTQB
18 24 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 198 (6.30%) PMO
2 187 (5.95%) SLA
3 69 (2.19%) QA
4 35 (1.11%) Data Quality
4 35 (1.11%) GDPR
5 34 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 17 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 14 (0.45%) ISO 9001
8 11 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
8 11 (0.35%) PCI DSS
9 7 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
9 7 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 6 (0.19%) COBIT
10 6 (0.19%) GxP
10 6 (0.19%) SEPA
11 5 (0.16%) ISO 14001
11 5 (0.16%) ISO 20022
11 5 (0.16%) ITGC
11 5 (0.16%) P3O
12 4 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 957 (30.43%) Active Directory
2 104 (3.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (2.19%) Hyper-V
4 65 (2.07%) XenApp
5 54 (1.72%) XenDesktop
6 36 (1.14%) Virtual Desktop
7 32 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
8 30 (0.95%) vSphere
9 25 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
10 21 (0.67%) VMware Workstation
11 20 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
12 18 (0.57%) BitLocker
13 16 (0.51%) Terminal Services
14 15 (0.48%) Docker
15 13 (0.41%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 10 (0.32%) Firmware
16 10 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
17 5 (0.16%) RACF
18 4 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 3 (0.095%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 286 (9.09%) SCCM
2 48 (1.53%) Microsoft Intune
3 34 (1.08%) SCOM
4 32 (1.02%) AirWatch
5 30 (0.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 17 (0.54%) Ansible
7 16 (0.51%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 15 (0.48%) Microsoft Clustering
8 15 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
9 14 (0.45%) Puppet
9 14 (0.45%) SCVMM
9 14 (0.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 13 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
10 13 (0.41%) SCOrch
10 13 (0.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 12 (0.38%) HP ALM
11 12 (0.38%) Opsview
11 12 (0.38%) QRadar
12 11 (0.35%) NetBackup
12 11 (0.35%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1,920 (61.05%) Microsoft
2 249 (7.92%) Citrix
3 174 (5.53%) VMware
4 162 (5.15%) Cisco
4 162 (5.15%) SAP
5 120 (3.82%) Oracle
6 101 (3.21%) ServiceNow
7 100 (3.18%) HP
8 84 (2.67%) Apple
9 78 (2.48%) Adobe
10 76 (2.42%) Remedy
11 58 (1.84%) Google
12 54 (1.72%) Dell
13 52 (1.65%) iManage
14 51 (1.62%) Symantec
15 48 (1.53%) IBM
16 37 (1.18%) Bloomberg
17 35 (1.11%) Ivanti
17 35 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
18 32 (1.02%) Lotus