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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 4 July 2022 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
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 81 88 67
Rank change year-on-year +7 -21 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 2,612 1,816 1,445
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.92% 2.74% 3.50%
As % of the Applications category 41.09% 38.63% 41.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,744 1,120 787
10th Percentile £145 £125 £120
25th Percentile £185 £187 £163
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £320 £370 £293
Median % change year-on-year -13.40% +26.32% -5.65%
75th Percentile £488 £488 £438
90th Percentile £600 £588 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £248 £265 £273
% change year-on-year -6.60% -2.75% -9.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 189 244
10th Percentile £10.77 £11.15 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.21 £12.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate £17.57 £16.00 £17.00
Median % change year-on-year +9.81% -5.88% +13.33%
75th Percentile £26.18 £22.50 £21.00
90th Percentile £44.54 £27.20 £31.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.93 £16.85
% change year-on-year +9.86% -5.43% +16.09%

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 6,357 4,701 3,480
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.10% 7.08% 8.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,249 2,785 2,052
10th Percentile £163 £158 £150
25th Percentile £263 £260 £220
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £400 £375
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -
75th Percentile £550 £525 £488
90th Percentile £650 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £345 £350
% change year-on-year +8.85% -1.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 389 428 364
10th Percentile £11.47 £11.25 £11.17
25th Percentile £14.25 £13.11 £13.06
Median hourly rate £22.29 £17.50 £18.49
Median % change year-on-year +27.37% -5.35% +12.06%
75th Percentile £46.12 £26.31 £25.07
90th Percentile £60.00 £43.98 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.48 £17.50 £17.88
% change year-on-year +11.31% -2.10% +11.72%

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Microsoft Office as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in the UK

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Office.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in the UK

Microsoft Office
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Office over the 6 months to 4 July 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in the UK

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Office.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in the UK

Microsoft Office
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microsoft Office over the 6 months to 4 July 2022.

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 4 July 2022. 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
Jobs
England +6 2,216 £315 -13.70% 778
UK excluding London +7 1,446 £248 -6.60% 657
Work from Home -7 952 £400 +3.23% 185
London +31 900 £375 -15.73% 173
South East +12 402 £275 -29.03% 160
North of England 0 293 £261 +2.45% 175
Midlands -3 262 £220 +16.56% 116
West Midlands -5 181 £213 -31.45% 65
South West +15 162 £316 +24.95% 81
East of England +2 141 £230 +2.22% 70
Yorkshire +20 139 £250 +20.48% 63
North West -10 136 £339 +48.90% 97
Scotland +6 134 £230 -15.13% 27
East Midlands -9 77 £236 +92.86% 50
Wales -2 38 £200 +3.76% 23
Northern Ireland +8 25 £158 +26.00% 6
North East -16 18 £155 -53.87% 15

For the 6 months to 4 July 2022, 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 1,709 (65.43%) Microsoft
2 1,092 (41.81%) Social Skills
3 984 (37.67%) Windows
4 785 (30.05%) Microsoft 365
5 745 (28.52%) Microsoft Excel
6 611 (23.39%) Active Directory
7 576 (22.05%) Finance
8 493 (18.87%) Windows 10
9 475 (18.19%) ITIL
10 453 (17.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 442 (16.92%) Project Management
12 407 (15.58%) Problem-Solving
13 401 (15.35%) Analytical Skills
14 399 (15.28%) Agile
15 326 (12.48%) SharePoint
16 273 (10.45%) Public Sector
17 261 (9.99%) Degree
18 257 (9.84%) Azure
19 248 (9.49%) MS Visio
20 242 (9.26%) Security Cleared
21 239 (9.15%) Microsoft Project
22 227 (8.69%) SLA
23 226 (8.65%) Stakeholder Management
24 215 (8.23%) Change Management
25 200 (7.66%) Windows Server
26 199 (7.62%) Windows 7
27 195 (7.47%) PMO
28 194 (7.43%) JIRA
29 191 (7.31%) Project Delivery
30 186 (7.12%) SC Cleared

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
1 326 (12.48%) SharePoint
2 121 (4.63%) MS Exchange
3 112 (4.29%) Confluence
4 61 (2.34%) Skype for Business
5 26 (1.00%) Tomcat
6 21 (0.80%) WebSphere
6 21 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
7 20 (0.77%) IBM HTTP Server
8 18 (0.69%) CMS
9 14 (0.54%) IBM Notes
9 14 (0.54%) IIS
10 12 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 11 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
12 9 (0.34%) Apache
12 9 (0.34%) SAS
12 9 (0.34%) WordPress
13 8 (0.31%) MS Project Server
14 7 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 7 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
15 5 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 745 (28.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 453 (17.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 248 (9.49%) MS Visio
4 239 (9.15%) Microsoft Project
5 33 (1.26%) Spreadsheet
6 11 (0.42%) Acrobat
7 9 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 9 (0.34%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.31%) AutoCAD
9 7 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.15%) Chatbot
10 4 (0.15%) InfoPath
10 4 (0.15%) InVision
11 3 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
11 3 (0.11%) Camtasia
11 3 (0.11%) InDesign
11 3 (0.11%) Snagit
12 2 (0.077%) CATIA
12 2 (0.077%) FrameMaker
12 2 (0.077%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 29 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.46%) Oracle 11i
2 12 (0.46%) SAP S/4HANA
3 11 (0.42%) assyst
3 11 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 7 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.27%) Teamcenter
5 6 (0.23%) Fidessa
5 6 (0.23%) Primavera
6 5 (0.19%) CA PPM
6 5 (0.19%) SAP BPC
7 4 (0.15%) Eikon
7 4 (0.15%) Elite 3E
7 4 (0.15%) NetSuite
7 4 (0.15%) SAP R/3
7 4 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
7 4 (0.15%) Workday HCM
8 3 (0.11%) PeopleSoft HRMS
8 3 (0.11%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 785 (30.05%) Microsoft 365
2 257 (9.84%) Azure
3 112 (4.29%) Power Platform
4 66 (2.53%) Azure Active Directory
5 61 (2.34%) OneDrive
6 45 (1.72%) AWS
7 39 (1.49%) SaaS
8 32 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
9 31 (1.19%) Dynamics 365
10 28 (1.07%) Azure DevOps
10 28 (1.07%) Google Workspace
11 25 (0.96%) GCP
12 23 (0.88%) PowerApps
13 22 (0.84%) IaaS
14 15 (0.57%) PaaS
14 15 (0.57%) Smartsheet
15 14 (0.54%) Power Automate
16 13 (0.50%) Mimecast
17 11 (0.42%) Google Analytics
18 10 (0.38%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 128 (4.90%) VPN
2 112 (4.29%) DNS
3 103 (3.94%) Firewall
4 99 (3.79%) LAN
5 97 (3.71%) WAN
6 92 (3.52%) DHCP
7 87 (3.33%) TCP/IP
8 84 (3.22%) Wireless
9 68 (2.60%) Skype
10 64 (2.45%) VoIP
11 58 (2.22%) Internet
12 42 (1.61%) SSL
12 42 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
13 37 (1.42%) WebEx
14 36 (1.38%) Remote Desktop
15 30 (1.15%) HTTP
16 28 (1.07%) Cisco IOS
17 22 (0.84%) Intranet
17 22 (0.84%) Telepresence
18 18 (0.69%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (3.41%) Power BI
2 79 (3.02%) SQL Server
3 48 (1.84%) Tableau
4 32 (1.23%) Relational Database
5 23 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
6 21 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 18 (0.69%) Oracle Database
8 16 (0.61%) Metadata
9 14 (0.54%) Oracle Database 12c
9 14 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 13 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
11 12 (0.46%) GIS
11 12 (0.46%) Oracle9i Database
12 11 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 10 (0.38%) MySQL
14 9 (0.34%) NoSQL
15 8 (0.31%) Big Data
15 8 (0.31%) Data Lake
15 8 (0.31%) Hadoop
15 8 (0.31%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 194 (7.43%) JIRA
2 22 (0.84%) IBM UrbanCode
3 20 (0.77%) Eclipse
4 18 (0.69%) Git (software)
5 13 (0.50%) Ant
5 13 (0.50%) Visual Studio
6 10 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (0.31%) Bitbucket
8 7 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (0.23%) SoapUI
10 5 (0.19%) MSI
10 5 (0.19%) Postman
10 5 (0.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 5 (0.19%) Zephyr
11 4 (0.15%) Axure RP
11 4 (0.15%) Balsamiq
11 4 (0.15%) Selenium
11 4 (0.15%) SpecFlow
11 4 (0.15%) Subversion
12 3 (0.11%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1,092 (41.81%) Social Skills
2 576 (22.05%) Finance
3 401 (15.35%) Analytical Skills
4 273 (10.45%) Public Sector
5 143 (5.47%) Presentation Skills
6 138 (5.28%) Organisational Skills
7 125 (4.79%) Banking
8 107 (4.10%) Telecoms
9 87 (3.33%) Legal
10 62 (2.37%) Retail
11 57 (2.18%) Marketing
12 46 (1.76%) Documentation Skills
12 46 (1.76%) Law
13 44 (1.68%) Influencing Skills
14 41 (1.57%) Local Government
15 35 (1.34%) Mandarin Language
16 34 (1.30%) Manufacturing
17 31 (1.19%) French Language
17 31 (1.19%) Investment Banking
18 29 (1.11%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 713 (27.30%) Analyst
2 285 (10.91%) Support Engineer
3 233 (8.92%) Project Manager
4 201 (7.70%) Service Analyst
5 189 (7.24%) IT Support
6 172 (6.58%) Service Desk Analyst
7 166 (6.36%) Desktop Support
8 151 (5.78%) 2nd Line Support
8 151 (5.78%) Desktop Engineer
9 149 (5.70%) Support Analyst
10 143 (5.47%) IT Analyst
11 136 (5.21%) Business Analyst
12 116 (4.44%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 102 (3.91%) IT Engineer
14 88 (3.37%) Administrator
15 83 (3.18%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 78 (2.99%) Coordinator
16 78 (2.99%) IT Support Analyst
17 73 (2.79%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 69 (2.64%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (1.57%) HTML
2 36 (1.38%) Middleware
3 29 (1.11%) .NET
4 24 (0.92%) CSS
4 24 (0.92%) XML
5 22 (0.84%) REST
6 15 (0.57%) Web Services
7 13 (0.50%) LDAP
8 12 (0.46%) IBM Integration Bus
9 11 (0.42%) HTML5
10 10 (0.38%) Velocity
11 9 (0.34%) AngularJS
11 9 (0.34%) EDI
11 9 (0.34%) JSON
11 9 (0.34%) React
11 9 (0.34%) SOAP
12 8 (0.31%) .NET Framework
13 6 (0.23%) ODBC
14 5 (0.19%) ASP.NET
14 5 (0.19%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 167 (6.39%) Self-Motivation
2 148 (5.67%) Management Information System
3 101 (3.87%) Data Centre
4 78 (2.99%) NHS
5 62 (2.37%) User Experience
6 56 (2.14%) Smartphone
7 54 (2.07%) Video Conferencing
8 45 (1.72%) Blackberry
9 41 (1.57%) iPhone
10 40 (1.53%) Driving Licence
11 38 (1.45%) PMI
12 32 (1.23%) Public Cloud
13 27 (1.03%) CMDB
13 27 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
14 26 (1.00%) Virtual Team
15 25 (0.96%) Clustering
16 24 (0.92%) iPad
17 21 (0.80%) Social Media
18 19 (0.73%) Data Protection Act
19 17 (0.65%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 984 (37.67%) Windows
2 493 (18.87%) Windows 10
3 200 (7.66%) Windows Server
4 199 (7.62%) Windows 7
5 112 (4.29%) Linux
6 83 (3.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 71 (2.72%) Android
8 66 (2.53%) Windows Server 2016
9 63 (2.41%) Mac OS
10 57 (2.18%) Unix
11 56 (2.14%) Apple iOS
12 32 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
13 28 (1.07%) Windows 8
13 28 (1.07%) Windows XP
14 27 (1.03%) Windows Server 2019
15 26 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 22 (0.84%) Mac OS X
17 16 (0.61%) Windows Vista
18 13 (0.50%) AIX
19 10 (0.38%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 475 (18.19%) ITIL
2 442 (16.92%) Project Management
3 407 (15.58%) Problem-Solving
4 399 (15.28%) Agile
5 226 (8.65%) Stakeholder Management
6 215 (8.23%) Change Management
7 191 (7.31%) Project Delivery
8 177 (6.78%) PRINCE2
9 172 (6.58%) Incident Management
10 166 (6.36%) Decision-Making
10 166 (6.36%) Time Management
11 163 (6.24%) Service Management
12 147 (5.63%) Service Delivery
13 134 (5.13%) Migration
14 131 (5.02%) Waterfall
15 116 (4.44%) ITSM
16 104 (3.98%) Data Analysis
16 104 (3.98%) Risk Management
17 99 (3.79%) Coaching
18 98 (3.75%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 177 (6.78%) SQL
2 98 (3.75%) PowerShell
3 62 (2.37%) C
4 53 (2.03%) Python
5 37 (1.42%) Java
6 34 (1.30%) JavaScript
7 32 (1.23%) Bash
8 31 (1.19%) C#
9 25 (0.96%) VBA
10 23 (0.88%) VBScript
11 19 (0.73%) T-SQL
12 16 (0.61%) PL/SQL
13 13 (0.50%) Shell Script
14 12 (0.46%) Korn
15 11 (0.42%) VB
16 10 (0.38%) Perl
17 9 (0.34%) C++
18 8 (0.31%) R
19 6 (0.23%) ABAP
20 5 (0.19%) Ada
Qualifications
1 261 (9.99%) Degree
2 242 (9.26%) Security Cleared
3 186 (7.12%) SC Cleared
4 71 (2.72%) PMI Certification
5 70 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
6 46 (1.76%) Cisco Certification
6 46 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
7 38 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 36 (1.38%) MCP
8 36 (1.38%) PMP
9 31 (1.19%) CCNA
10 30 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
10 30 (1.15%) DV Cleared
10 30 (1.15%) ISEB
11 27 (1.03%) DBS Check
12 26 (1.00%) MCSE
13 25 (0.96%) APMP
14 23 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 21 (0.80%) A+ Certification
15 21 (0.80%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 227 (8.69%) SLA
2 195 (7.47%) PMO
3 99 (3.79%) QA
4 37 (1.42%) Data Quality
5 31 (1.19%) GDPR
6 16 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 13 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 11 (0.42%) GRC
8 11 (0.42%) NIST
9 10 (0.38%) Accessibility
10 9 (0.34%) SEPA
11 6 (0.23%) AUTOSAR
11 6 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
12 5 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
12 5 (0.19%) JSP 440
13 3 (0.11%) COBIT
13 3 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 3 (0.11%) GAAP
13 3 (0.11%) GMP
13 3 (0.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 611 (23.39%) Active Directory
2 112 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (1.11%) Hyper-V
4 24 (0.92%) vSphere
5 18 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
7 14 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
8 13 (0.50%) BitLocker
9 11 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
9 11 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
10 8 (0.31%) XenApp
11 4 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.15%) NFS
11 4 (0.15%) VMware NSX
12 3 (0.11%) Docker
12 3 (0.11%) Terminal Server
12 3 (0.11%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.077%) Firmware
13 2 (0.077%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.077%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 172 (6.58%) SCCM
2 102 (3.91%) Microsoft Intune
3 42 (1.61%) Ansible
4 31 (1.19%) AirWatch
5 28 (1.07%) Single Sign-On
6 21 (0.80%) WSUS
7 18 (0.69%) SCOM
8 15 (0.57%) vCenter Server
9 12 (0.46%) Terraform
9 12 (0.46%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
10 10 (0.38%) HP ALM
11 8 (0.31%) Microsoft Clustering
12 7 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
12 7 (0.27%) Jamf Pro
12 7 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
12 7 (0.27%) Puppet
13 6 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
14 5 (0.19%) WMI
15 4 (0.15%) Control-M
15 4 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1,709 (65.43%) Microsoft
2 151 (5.78%) VMware
3 146 (5.59%) Citrix
4 129 (4.94%) Cisco
5 110 (4.21%) Apple
6 108 (4.13%) ServiceNow
7 82 (3.14%) Google
8 78 (2.99%) Oracle
9 74 (2.83%) SAP
10 56 (2.14%) Adobe
11 48 (1.84%) HP
12 41 (1.57%) IBM
13 31 (1.19%) Dell
13 31 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
14 29 (1.11%) Remedy
15 27 (1.03%) Atlassian
16 26 (1.00%) Splunk
17 24 (0.92%) Polycom
18 22 (0.84%) Juniper
18 22 (0.84%) Veeam