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 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 643 -
Contract jobs citing OOXML 0 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK - 0.011% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 0.039% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Median daily rate - £550 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

OOXML is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 15092 15313 15456
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.04% 28.51% 27.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 40585 42041 38676
Median daily rate £434 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.21% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £297 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 589 519 682
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -4.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.25 £17.20 £16.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £48.76 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

OOXML
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for OOXML in the UK

OOXML
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