Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for OOXML skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OOXML over the 6 months to 19 November 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.

Office Open XML (OpenXML)
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 865 895 -
Rank change year-on-year +30 - +845
Contract jobs citing OOXML 10 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.010% 0.001% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.031% 0.003% -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 0
UK median daily rate £320 £575 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -44.35% - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

OOXML is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 32518 31826 32407
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.07% 30.35% 28.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 22959 22067 22211
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 373 364 554
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.10 £14.19 £15.01
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.40 £54.97
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +10.81% -1.33% +10.29%

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Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing OOXML as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for OOXML in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing OOXML.

Contractor daily rate trend for OOXML in the UK

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Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OOXML within the UK over the 6 months to 19 November 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 +31 10 £320 -44.35%
UK excluding London - 8 £330 -
North of England - 8 £330 -
North East - 8 £330 -
London -26 2 £263 -54.35%

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OOXML 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 OOXML.

1 10 (100.00%) C#
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
2 8 (80.00%) Migration
2 8 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (80.00%) TDD
3 6 (60.00%) SOLID
4 2 (20.00%) Multithreading
4 2 (20.00%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (10.00%) Greenfield Project

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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:

Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (80.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 10 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 2 (20.00%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Migration
1 8 (80.00%) TDD
2 6 (60.00%) SOLID
3 2 (20.00%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
3 2 (20.00%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) C#