Period
to 18 August 2017

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 18 August 2017 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
18 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 51 38
Rank change year-on-year -9 -13 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 3359 4259 5210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.48% 3.92% 4.62%
As % of the Applications category 39.69% 42.36% 43.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1857 2326 2751
UK median daily rate £313 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £121 £120 £120
90th Percentile £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £288 £293
% change year-on-year +4.35% -1.71% +10.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 453 608 802
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +6.90% -
10th Percentile £9.97 £9.48 £10.00
90th Percentile £37.50 £28.00 £23.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £15.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -8.39% +10.71% -

Microsoft Office is in the software application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 8464 10054 12115
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.78% 9.25% 10.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4956 5954 6836
UK median daily rate £357 £338 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.63% - +3.85%
10th Percentile £150 £150 £155
90th Percentile £550 £525 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £320 £325
% change year-on-year +3.13% -1.54% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 695 897 1161
UK median hourly rate £16.18 £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.94% +10.00% -3.23%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £42.95 £38.75 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +13.79% -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 18 August 2017.

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 18 August 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Office in the UK

Microsoft Office
Top 16 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 18 August 2017. 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 -12 3078 £315 +5.00% 452
UK excluding London -8 2018 £300 +4.35% 310
London -16 1286 £325 +1.56% 155
South East -11 675 £313 +9.65% 93
North of England +15 405 £295 -9.23% 78
Midlands -7 299 £320 +11.30% 56
East of England -14 256 £315 +28.37% 36
North West +2 190 £325 - 31
Scotland +26 179 £265 +1.92% 12
West Midlands -9 167 £325 +10.17% 40
Yorkshire +27 166 £273 -22.14% 37
South West -28 166 £225 -24.37% 33
East Midlands 0 132 £300 +50.00% 16
North East +15 48 £308 -4.65% 10
Wales -6 36 £170 -47.69% 3
Northern Ireland -36 20 £167 +1.21%

For the 6 months to 18 August 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 2024 (60.26%) Microsoft
2 1338 (39.83%) Windows
3 855 (25.45%) Microsoft Excel
4 816 (24.29%) Active Directory
5 802 (23.88%) Finance
6 620 (18.46%) Windows 7
7 586 (17.45%) ITIL
8 549 (16.34%) Project Management
9 509 (15.15%) Office 365
10 492 (14.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 462 (13.75%) SharePoint
12 449 (13.37%) Analytical Skills
13 439 (13.07%) MS Visio
14 410 (12.21%) Security Cleared
15 358 (10.66%) SQL
16 354 (10.54%) Windows 10
17 348 (10.36%) Migration
18 338 (10.06%) Microsoft Project
19 319 (9.50%) Agile Software Development
20 314 (9.35%) Degree
21 284 (8.45%) SC Cleared
22 280 (8.34%) Windows Server
23 271 (8.07%) Banking
24 262 (7.80%) MS Exchange
25 260 (7.74%) Citrix
26 236 (7.03%) PRINCE2
26 236 (7.03%) PMO
27 234 (6.97%) Stakeholder Management
28 223 (6.64%) Change Management
29 207 (6.16%) SCCM

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
1 462 (13.75%) SharePoint
2 262 (7.80%) MS Exchange
3 125 (3.72%) Skype for Business
4 98 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 86 (2.56%) IBM Notes
6 60 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 44 (1.31%) IIS
7 44 (1.31%) SharePoint Server
8 39 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
9 38 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2013
9 38 (1.13%) SAS
10 37 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
11 35 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2003
12 33 (0.98%) CMS
13 28 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
14 26 (0.77%) MQSeries
15 25 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
16 21 (0.63%) Apache
17 19 (0.57%) Tomcat
18 17 (0.51%) Confluence
Applications
1 855 (25.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 492 (14.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 439 (13.07%) MS Visio
4 338 (10.06%) Microsoft Project
5 50 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
6 25 (0.74%) Photoshop
7 16 (0.48%) AutoCAD
8 9 (0.27%) Acrobat
8 9 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 9 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
9 5 (0.15%) InDesign
9 5 (0.15%) InVision
10 4 (0.12%) InfoPath
11 3 (0.089%) FrameMaker
11 3 (0.089%) Open Workbench
11 3 (0.089%) S-PLUS
11 3 (0.089%) SPSS
11 3 (0.089%) Stata
12 2 (0.060%) Mozilla Thunderbird
12 2 (0.060%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 30 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
3 17 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
4 15 (0.45%) Eikon
5 11 (0.33%) Eloqua
6 10 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
6 10 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 10 (0.30%) Primavera
7 9 (0.27%) Cognos TM1
7 9 (0.27%) Maximo
8 8 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
8 8 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
8 8 (0.24%) thinkFolio
8 8 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
9 7 (0.21%) Oracle TCA
9 7 (0.21%) Teamcenter
10 6 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 6 (0.18%) Markit EDM
10 6 (0.18%) NetSuite
10 6 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 509 (15.15%) Office 365
2 128 (3.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (0.71%) OneDrive
4 23 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
5 20 (0.60%) G Suite
6 19 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
7 18 (0.54%) IaaS
7 18 (0.54%) Yammer
8 12 (0.36%) SaaS
9 9 (0.27%) IBM Blueworks
9 9 (0.27%) Mimecast
9 9 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
10 8 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 7 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
11 7 (0.21%) GitHub
11 7 (0.21%) Trello
12 6 (0.18%) Adobe Analytics
13 5 (0.15%) PaaS
14 4 (0.12%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 156 (4.64%) TCP/IP
2 151 (4.50%) DNS
3 149 (4.44%) VPN
4 136 (4.05%) LAN
5 128 (3.81%) WAN
6 124 (3.69%) DHCP
7 104 (3.10%) Internet
8 103 (3.07%) Skype
9 93 (2.77%) Firewall
10 79 (2.35%) Wireless
11 64 (1.91%) VoIP
11 64 (1.91%) Wi-Fi
12 51 (1.52%) SAN
13 46 (1.37%) Remote Desktop
14 38 (1.13%) Cisco IOS
15 29 (0.86%) Ethernet
15 29 (0.86%) Intranet
16 22 (0.65%) NAS
16 22 (0.65%) SSL
17 20 (0.60%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 194 (5.78%) SQL Server
2 47 (1.40%) Relational Database
2 47 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 43 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
4 41 (1.22%) MS Access
5 35 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 33 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
7 31 (0.92%) GIS
8 30 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
9 28 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
10 26 (0.77%) DB2
11 25 (0.74%) QlikView
12 24 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
13 21 (0.63%) Power BI
14 19 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 17 (0.51%) RDBMS
16 16 (0.48%) Big Data
17 15 (0.45%) Oracle Database
17 15 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
18 13 (0.39%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 80 (2.38%) JIRA
2 59 (1.76%) Visual Studio
3 26 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (0.54%) MSI
5 14 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 13 (0.39%) NUnit
7 12 (0.36%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 11 (0.33%) MorphX
9 10 (0.30%) Dreamweaver
9 10 (0.30%) StarTeam
10 9 (0.27%) Jenkins
11 8 (0.24%) Toad
12 7 (0.21%) Eclipse
12 7 (0.21%) Rational DOORS
13 6 (0.18%) ERwin
13 6 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 5 (0.15%) Axure RP
14 5 (0.15%) Subversion
15 4 (0.12%) Cucumber
15 4 (0.12%) Mercurial
General
1 802 (23.88%) Finance
2 271 (8.07%) Banking
3 167 (4.97%) Telecoms
4 124 (3.69%) Legal
5 101 (3.01%) Marketing
6 90 (2.68%) Retail
7 85 (2.53%) Manufacturing
8 67 (1.99%) Investment Banking
8 67 (1.99%) Law
9 45 (1.34%) Front Office
10 39 (1.16%) Advertising
10 39 (1.16%) Back Office
11 38 (1.13%) Electronics
12 37 (1.10%) Publishing
13 28 (0.83%) Financial Institution
13 28 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
14 25 (0.74%) Mandarin Language
15 22 (0.65%) French Language
16 20 (0.60%) Billing
16 20 (0.60%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 997 (29.68%) Analyst
2 274 (8.16%) Support Engineer
3 254 (7.56%) Desktop Support
4 252 (7.50%) Project Manager
5 247 (7.35%) Service Analyst
6 225 (6.70%) Service Desk Analyst
7 216 (6.43%) Business Analyst
8 212 (6.31%) Support Analyst
9 198 (5.89%) 2nd Line Support
10 166 (4.94%) IT Support
11 147 (4.38%) Administrator
12 139 (4.14%) IT Analyst
13 125 (3.72%) Developer
14 116 (3.45%) Desktop Engineer
15 99 (2.95%) 1st Line Support
16 90 (2.68%) Coordinator
16 90 (2.68%) Trainer
17 89 (2.65%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 88 (2.62%) Architect
19 85 (2.53%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (3.30%) .NET
2 70 (2.08%) HTML
3 49 (1.46%) XML
4 32 (0.95%) .NET Framework
5 29 (0.86%) CSS
6 25 (0.74%) ASP.NET
7 23 (0.68%) Web Services
8 18 (0.54%) Middleware
9 17 (0.51%) HTML5
10 16 (0.48%) ISPF
10 16 (0.48%) J2EE
11 14 (0.42%) jQuery
12 13 (0.39%) COM
12 13 (0.39%) SOAP
13 11 (0.33%) WF
13 11 (0.33%) XSLT
14 9 (0.27%) REST
14 9 (0.27%) SailPoint
14 9 (0.27%) XSD
15 8 (0.24%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 449 (13.37%) Analytical Skills
2 163 (4.85%) Blackberry
3 161 (4.79%) Management Information System
4 64 (1.91%) Driving Licence
5 55 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
6 52 (1.55%) Data Centre
7 51 (1.52%) Computer Science
8 47 (1.40%) iPhone
9 45 (1.34%) iPad
10 44 (1.31%) NHS
10 44 (1.31%) User Experience
11 39 (1.16%) Smartphone
12 36 (1.07%) Client/Server
13 32 (0.95%) BYOD
14 31 (0.92%) e-Learning
15 28 (0.83%) Mainframe
16 26 (0.77%) Credit Risk
16 26 (0.77%) Market Risk
16 26 (0.77%) PKI
16 26 (0.77%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1338 (39.83%) Windows
2 620 (18.46%) Windows 7
3 354 (10.54%) Windows 10
4 280 (8.34%) Windows Server
5 138 (4.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 138 (4.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 135 (4.02%) Windows 8
7 129 (3.84%) Windows XP
8 91 (2.71%) Unix
9 90 (2.68%) Android
10 83 (2.47%) Linux
11 73 (2.17%) Apple iOS
12 63 (1.88%) Windows Server 2003
13 62 (1.85%) Mac OS
14 41 (1.22%) Mac OS X
15 26 (0.77%) Windows Vista
16 25 (0.74%) Solaris
17 21 (0.63%) AIX
18 16 (0.48%) zOS
19 14 (0.42%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 586 (17.45%) ITIL
2 549 (16.34%) Project Management
3 348 (10.36%) Migration
4 319 (9.50%) Agile Software Development
5 236 (7.03%) PRINCE2
6 234 (6.97%) Stakeholder Management
7 223 (6.64%) Change Management
8 166 (4.94%) Service Management
9 145 (4.32%) Business Intelligence
10 142 (4.23%) Business Analysis
11 136 (4.05%) Programme Management
12 134 (3.99%) Time Management
13 122 (3.63%) Incident Management
14 119 (3.54%) ITSM
15 117 (3.48%) Data Analysis
16 110 (3.27%) Workflow
17 105 (3.13%) Risk Management
18 101 (3.01%) Project Planning
19 99 (2.95%) Asset Management
20 98 (2.92%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 358 (10.66%) SQL
2 84 (2.50%) C#
3 83 (2.47%) VBA
4 78 (2.32%) PowerShell
5 69 (2.05%) C
6 46 (1.37%) Java
6 46 (1.37%) JavaScript
7 39 (1.16%) T-SQL
8 35 (1.04%) Shell Script
9 33 (0.98%) VB
10 31 (0.92%) Perl
11 29 (0.86%) VBScript
12 23 (0.68%) R
13 19 (0.57%) C++
14 18 (0.54%) Python
15 17 (0.51%) Assembly Language
16 16 (0.48%) CLIST
16 16 (0.48%) JCL
16 16 (0.48%) REXX
17 12 (0.36%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 410 (12.21%) Security Cleared
2 314 (9.35%) Degree
3 284 (8.45%) SC Cleared
4 181 (5.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 93 (2.77%) MCSE
6 75 (2.23%) ITIL Certification
7 65 (1.94%) DV Cleared
8 57 (1.70%) MCP
9 56 (1.67%) MCSA
9 56 (1.67%) PMI Certification
10 52 (1.55%) PMP
11 50 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
12 47 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 43 (1.28%) A+ Certification
14 29 (0.86%) ISEB
15 26 (0.77%) CCNA
15 26 (0.77%) MCDST
15 26 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 21 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
16 21 (0.63%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 236 (7.03%) PMO
2 204 (6.07%) SLA
3 95 (2.83%) QA
4 37 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 32 (0.95%) Data Quality
6 30 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
7 26 (0.77%) GDPR
8 16 (0.48%) PCI DSS
9 15 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 15 (0.45%) MiFID
10 14 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 13 (0.39%) Dodd-Frank
11 13 (0.39%) P3O
12 11 (0.33%) ISO 9001
13 10 (0.30%) GxP
14 7 (0.21%) Def Stans
15 6 (0.18%) COBIT
15 6 (0.18%) EMIR
16 5 (0.15%) GAAP
16 5 (0.15%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 816 (24.29%) Active Directory
2 136 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (1.96%) Hyper-V
4 45 (1.34%) Microsoft App-V
5 41 (1.22%) vSphere
6 35 (1.04%) Virtual Desktop
7 32 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
7 32 (0.95%) XenApp
8 18 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
8 18 (0.54%) XenDesktop
9 16 (0.48%) Job Entry Subsystem
9 16 (0.48%) RACF
9 16 (0.48%) Time Sharing Option
10 15 (0.45%) BitLocker
10 15 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
11 13 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 12 (0.36%) Samba
13 10 (0.30%) KVM
13 10 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
13 10 (0.30%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 207 (6.16%) SCCM
2 39 (1.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 37 (1.10%) SCOM
4 22 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
4 22 (0.65%) Microsoft Intune
5 18 (0.54%) WSUS
6 17 (0.51%) AirWatch
7 16 (0.48%) zSecure
8 14 (0.42%) NetBackup
9 10 (0.30%) DameWare
9 10 (0.30%) Jamf Pro
9 10 (0.30%) Netcool
9 10 (0.30%) OpenView
9 10 (0.30%) WMI
10 9 (0.27%) Ansible
10 9 (0.27%) DatAdvantage
10 9 (0.27%) Nagios
10 9 (0.27%) Tivoli
11 8 (0.24%) SCOrch
11 8 (0.24%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 2024 (60.26%) Microsoft
2 260 (7.74%) Citrix
3 206 (6.13%) VMware
4 203 (6.04%) HP
5 201 (5.98%) Cisco
6 133 (3.96%) Oracle
7 115 (3.42%) SAP
8 103 (3.07%) Apple
9 86 (2.56%) Lotus
10 69 (2.05%) Dell
11 67 (1.99%) ServiceNow
12 66 (1.96%) IBM
13 54 (1.61%) Remedy
14 53 (1.58%) Adobe
15 48 (1.43%) Bloomberg
15 48 (1.43%) Reuters
16 45 (1.34%) Google
17 40 (1.19%) LANDesk
18 34 (1.01%) CA
18 34 (1.01%) Salesforce.com