Period
to 27 May 2018

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 27 May 2018 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 56 49
Rank change year-on-year -7 -7 -15
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 3,571 3,295 4,100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.54% 3.62% 3.88%
As % of the Applications category 40.90% 40.98% 40.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,016 1,837 2,182
UK median daily rate £283 £300 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.83% +1.69% +1.72%
10th Percentile £120 £123 £123
90th Percentile £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £288 £288
% change year-on-year -0.87% -0.17% +1.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 509 473 632
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £10.50 £9.25 £9.44
90th Percentile £27.60 £33.00 £26.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £13.60 £15.00
% change year-on-year +6.66% -9.37% +12.36%

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 8,732 8,040 10,056
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.67% 8.83% 9.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,271 4,680 6,027
UK median daily rate £363 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.71% +3.70% +1.96%
10th Percentile £144 £145 £155
90th Percentile £550 £538 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.85% - +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 769 727 889
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £10.50 £9.90 £10.00
90th Percentile £38.75 £43.75 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +1.67% -9.09% +13.79%

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 27 May 2018.

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 27 May 2018.

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 27 May 2018. 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 -6 3,228 £300 - 838
UK excluding London 0 2,192 £285 -0.87% 650
London +2 1,330 £275 -15.38% 238
South East -7 790 £300 -7.26% 157
North of England -16 362 £325 +12.07% 192
Midlands +6 326 £290 +0.87% 114
East of England +5 256 £246 -17.99% 68
Scotland +5 209 £245 -1.61% 32
West Midlands 0 196 £313 +38.12% 61
North West -8 186 £325 +12.07% 86
South West -5 170 £286 +13.37% 68
East Midlands +3 123 £215 -28.33% 52
Yorkshire -35 112 £301 -7.31% 87
North East +6 67 £325 +18.18% 19
Wales +2 62 £238 -25.20% 13
Northern Ireland +7 23 £118 +12.38% 3

For the 6 months to 27 May 2018, 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 2,239 (62.70%) Microsoft
2 1,510 (42.29%) Windows
3 978 (27.39%) Active Directory
4 838 (23.47%) Microsoft Excel
5 780 (21.84%) Finance
6 720 (20.16%) Office 365
7 668 (18.71%) Windows 7
8 646 (18.09%) ITIL
9 577 (16.16%) Windows 10
10 470 (13.16%) Project Management
11 440 (12.32%) Problem-Solving
12 438 (12.27%) Analytical Skills
13 401 (11.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 380 (10.64%) Security Cleared
15 370 (10.36%) Windows Server
16 329 (9.21%) SharePoint
16 329 (9.21%) MS Visio
17 325 (9.10%) Citrix
18 322 (9.02%) SQL
19 314 (8.79%) Agile Software Development
20 313 (8.77%) MS Exchange
21 304 (8.51%) SC Cleared
22 279 (7.81%) Migration
22 279 (7.81%) SCCM
23 271 (7.59%) Degree
24 248 (6.94%) Microsoft Project
25 246 (6.89%) Change Management
26 243 (6.80%) Service Management
26 243 (6.80%) SLA
27 242 (6.78%) VMware

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
1 329 (9.21%) SharePoint
2 313 (8.77%) MS Exchange
3 151 (4.23%) Skype for Business
4 109 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2010
5 66 (1.85%) IIS
6 45 (1.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 41 (1.15%) IBM Notes
8 40 (1.12%) Confluence
9 35 (0.98%) CMS
10 31 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
11 30 (0.84%) SAS
12 25 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
13 23 (0.64%) Apache
14 22 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
15 21 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
16 17 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
16 17 (0.48%) Tomcat
17 15 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
18 13 (0.36%) JBoss
19 11 (0.31%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 838 (23.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 401 (11.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 329 (9.21%) MS Visio
4 248 (6.94%) Microsoft Project
5 52 (1.46%) Spreadsheet
6 26 (0.73%) Photoshop
7 17 (0.48%) Acrobat
8 11 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 7 (0.20%) Open Workbench
10 5 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
10 5 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.14%) InDesign
10 5 (0.14%) InVision
10 5 (0.14%) Windchill
11 4 (0.11%) AutoCAD
11 4 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
11 4 (0.11%) SPSS
12 3 (0.084%) InfoPath
12 3 (0.084%) NUKE
13 2 (0.056%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 41 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
3 11 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
4 10 (0.28%) assyst
5 8 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
5 8 (0.22%) Elite 3E
5 8 (0.22%) SAP R/3
6 7 (0.20%) Eikon
6 7 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 7 (0.20%) SAP SD
7 6 (0.17%) SAP FI
7 6 (0.17%) Servitor
7 6 (0.17%) Teamcenter
8 5 (0.14%) Actimize
8 5 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
8 5 (0.14%) SimCorp Dimension
9 4 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
9 4 (0.11%) Oracle Utilities
9 4 (0.11%) SAP ERP
9 4 (0.11%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 720 (20.16%) Office 365
2 183 (5.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 53 (1.48%) Amazon AWS
4 47 (1.32%) SaaS
5 41 (1.15%) OneDrive
6 34 (0.95%) G Suite
7 29 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
7 29 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
8 17 (0.48%) PaaS
8 17 (0.48%) Yammer
9 15 (0.42%) Google Analytics
9 15 (0.42%) IaaS
10 14 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
11 12 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 12 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
12 7 (0.20%) Mimecast
13 6 (0.17%) NuGet
14 5 (0.14%) Serverless
15 4 (0.11%) Google Play
15 4 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 211 (5.91%) DNS
2 181 (5.07%) DHCP
3 177 (4.96%) VPN
4 169 (4.73%) Skype
5 155 (4.34%) LAN
6 135 (3.78%) TCP/IP
7 134 (3.75%) WAN
8 132 (3.70%) Internet
9 85 (2.38%) Firewall
10 79 (2.21%) VoIP
11 67 (1.88%) Remote Desktop
12 49 (1.37%) Wireless
13 45 (1.26%) SAN
14 32 (0.90%) Intranet
15 28 (0.78%) VLAN
16 27 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
17 24 (0.67%) IP Telephony
18 23 (0.64%) Network Security
19 21 (0.59%) FTP
20 20 (0.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 188 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 43 (1.20%) Power BI
3 34 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
4 32 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 29 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 25 (0.70%) Relational Database
7 22 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
8 18 (0.50%) MS Access
9 16 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
9 16 (0.45%) MySQL
9 16 (0.45%) SQL Server 2016
10 15 (0.42%) QlikView
10 15 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
11 14 (0.39%) Big Data
12 13 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
13 12 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
13 12 (0.34%) SQL Server 2014
13 12 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 11 (0.31%) Crystal Reports
14 11 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 117 (3.28%) JIRA
2 51 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 39 (1.09%) Visual Studio
4 21 (0.59%) MSI
5 19 (0.53%) PVCS
6 17 (0.48%) Git (software)
7 16 (0.45%) Selenium
8 13 (0.36%) Rational DOORS
9 12 (0.34%) Subversion
10 10 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 8 (0.22%) Rational Team Concert
11 8 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 7 (0.20%) Axure RP
13 6 (0.17%) Jenkins
13 6 (0.17%) Rational Quality Manager
14 5 (0.14%) Eclipse
14 5 (0.14%) SoapUI
14 5 (0.14%) StarTeam
15 4 (0.11%) GCC
15 4 (0.11%) Maven
General
1 780 (21.84%) Finance
2 186 (5.21%) Banking
3 152 (4.26%) Legal
4 133 (3.72%) Retail
5 131 (3.67%) Telecoms
6 105 (2.94%) Law
7 71 (1.99%) Marketing
8 59 (1.65%) Manufacturing
9 44 (1.23%) French Language
10 38 (1.06%) German Language
11 36 (1.01%) Advertising
11 36 (1.01%) Investment Banking
12 34 (0.95%) Mandarin Language
12 34 (0.95%) Military
13 33 (0.92%) Publishing
14 30 (0.84%) Financial Institution
15 29 (0.81%) Billing
16 22 (0.62%) Retail Banking
17 20 (0.56%) Automotive
17 20 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,138 (31.87%) Analyst
2 338 (9.47%) Service Analyst
3 336 (9.41%) Desktop Support
4 307 (8.60%) Service Desk Analyst
5 302 (8.46%) Support Engineer
6 290 (8.12%) Support Analyst
7 270 (7.56%) 2nd Line Support
8 239 (6.69%) IT Support
9 203 (5.68%) Project Manager
10 193 (5.40%) Business Analyst
11 152 (4.26%) Developer
12 139 (3.89%) IT Analyst
13 138 (3.86%) Desktop Engineer
14 129 (3.61%) 1st Line Support
15 125 (3.50%) Administrator
16 110 (3.08%) Service Desk Support
17 104 (2.91%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 97 (2.72%) Data Analyst
19 94 (2.63%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
20 93 (2.60%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (2.49%) .NET
2 60 (1.68%) HTML
2 60 (1.68%) XML
3 56 (1.57%) Web Services
4 35 (0.98%) CSS
5 25 (0.70%) ASP.NET
5 25 (0.70%) REST
6 23 (0.64%) jQuery
7 20 (0.56%) .NET Framework
7 20 (0.56%) HTML5
8 16 (0.45%) JSON
9 13 (0.36%) AngularJS
10 11 (0.31%) SOAP
11 10 (0.28%) CSS3
12 9 (0.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 8 (0.22%) XMPP
14 7 (0.20%) 802.1X
14 7 (0.20%) ASP.NET MVC
14 7 (0.20%) COM
14 7 (0.20%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 438 (12.27%) Analytical Skills
2 178 (4.98%) Self-Motivation
3 143 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 119 (3.33%) Blackberry
5 104 (2.91%) Data Centre
6 81 (2.27%) iPhone
7 72 (2.02%) Smartphone
8 69 (1.93%) Video Conferencing
9 56 (1.57%) iPad
10 54 (1.51%) Computer Science
11 51 (1.43%) User Experience
12 49 (1.37%) Driving Licence
13 47 (1.32%) NHS
14 39 (1.09%) CMDB
15 35 (0.98%) Fat Client
15 35 (0.98%) Thin Client
16 28 (0.78%) Mobile App
17 27 (0.76%) e-Learning
18 19 (0.53%) Social Media
18 19 (0.53%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1,510 (42.29%) Windows
2 668 (18.71%) Windows 7
3 577 (16.16%) Windows 10
4 370 (10.36%) Windows Server
5 222 (6.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 205 (5.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 152 (4.26%) Windows 8
8 123 (3.44%) Apple iOS
9 121 (3.39%) Windows XP
10 120 (3.36%) Android
11 106 (2.97%) Linux
12 84 (2.35%) Unix
13 77 (2.16%) Windows Server 2003
14 68 (1.90%) Mac OS
15 53 (1.48%) Mac OS X
16 26 (0.73%) Windows Vista
17 23 (0.64%) Solaris
18 20 (0.56%) Windows 2000
19 18 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 11 (0.31%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 646 (18.09%) ITIL
2 470 (13.16%) Project Management
3 440 (12.32%) Problem-Solving
4 314 (8.79%) Agile Software Development
5 279 (7.81%) Migration
6 246 (6.89%) Change Management
7 243 (6.80%) Service Management
8 235 (6.58%) Stakeholder Management
9 233 (6.52%) PRINCE2
10 162 (4.54%) Business Analysis
11 154 (4.31%) Time Management
12 147 (4.12%) Service Delivery
13 129 (3.61%) Incident Management
14 124 (3.47%) Decision-Making
15 120 (3.36%) CRM
16 114 (3.19%) Problem Management
17 112 (3.14%) Programme Management
18 111 (3.11%) ITSM
19 110 (3.08%) Business Intelligence
20 105 (2.94%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 322 (9.02%) SQL
2 135 (3.78%) PowerShell
3 75 (2.10%) C#
4 72 (2.02%) VBA
5 63 (1.76%) C
6 55 (1.54%) JavaScript
7 49 (1.37%) T-SQL
8 46 (1.29%) Java
9 27 (0.76%) VB
10 24 (0.67%) VBScript
11 22 (0.62%) Python
12 21 (0.59%) VB.NET
13 17 (0.48%) Perl
14 15 (0.42%) PL/SQL
15 11 (0.31%) PHP
15 11 (0.31%) R
16 10 (0.28%) C++
16 10 (0.28%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 9 (0.25%) XPath
18 7 (0.20%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 380 (10.64%) Security Cleared
2 304 (8.51%) SC Cleared
3 271 (7.59%) Degree
4 139 (3.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 78 (2.18%) ITIL Certification
6 71 (1.99%) MCSE
7 69 (1.93%) DV Cleared
8 65 (1.82%) ISEB
9 61 (1.71%) MCP
10 60 (1.68%) PMP
11 59 (1.65%) PMI Certification
12 49 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
13 47 (1.32%) MCSA
14 37 (1.04%) ISTQB
15 36 (1.01%) CCNA
16 28 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 27 (0.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 27 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 25 (0.70%) A+ Certification
18 25 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 243 (6.80%) SLA
2 225 (6.30%) PMO
3 94 (2.63%) QA
4 75 (2.10%) GDPR
5 48 (1.34%) Data Quality
6 22 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 21 (0.59%) ISO 9001
8 19 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
9 17 (0.48%) Def Stans
10 13 (0.36%) PCI DSS
11 9 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 7 (0.20%) IFRS
13 5 (0.14%) IFRS 9
14 4 (0.11%) HL7
15 3 (0.084%) DO-254
15 3 (0.084%) Dodd-Frank
15 3 (0.084%) ISO 9000
16 2 (0.056%) ISO 22301
16 2 (0.056%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 2 (0.056%) P3O
System Software
1 978 (27.39%) Active Directory
2 163 (4.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (2.13%) XenApp
4 61 (1.71%) Hyper-V
5 44 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
5 44 (1.23%) Virtual Desktop
6 36 (1.01%) vSphere
7 32 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
8 29 (0.81%) XenDesktop
9 24 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
10 19 (0.53%) BitLocker
10 19 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
11 14 (0.39%) NFS
12 11 (0.31%) DFS Replication
13 7 (0.20%) Terminal Services
14 6 (0.17%) XenServer
15 5 (0.14%) Firmware
15 5 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
16 3 (0.084%) Veritas File System
16 3 (0.084%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 279 (7.81%) SCCM
2 96 (2.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 53 (1.48%) Microsoft Intune
4 34 (0.95%) SCOM
5 32 (0.90%) AirWatch
6 27 (0.76%) WSUS
7 21 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
8 20 (0.56%) OVSD
9 17 (0.48%) Backup Exec
10 16 (0.45%) vCenter Server
11 15 (0.42%) HP ALM
11 15 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
12 14 (0.39%) OpenView
12 14 (0.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 12 (0.34%) Failover Clustering
13 12 (0.34%) NetBackup
14 11 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
15 10 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
16 8 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
16 8 (0.22%) SCSM
Vendors
1 2,239 (62.70%) Microsoft
2 325 (9.10%) Citrix
3 242 (6.78%) VMware
4 220 (6.16%) Cisco
5 177 (4.96%) HP
6 174 (4.87%) Apple
7 101 (2.83%) Oracle
8 100 (2.80%) ServiceNow
9 92 (2.58%) SAP
10 88 (2.46%) Adobe
11 71 (1.99%) Google
12 64 (1.79%) NetApp
12 64 (1.79%) Remedy
13 61 (1.71%) IBM
14 56 (1.57%) Ivanti
15 50 (1.40%) Dell
16 49 (1.37%) McAfee
17 41 (1.15%) Bloomberg
17 41 (1.15%) Symantec
18 39 (1.09%) Lotus