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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Office Open XML (OpenXML)
UK
Rank - 640 616
Contract jobs citing OOXML 0 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK - 0.008% 0.015%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 0.027% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 4
Median daily rate - £575 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +78.29%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £27.77
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £27.77

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 14208 14874 14049
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.37% 27.95% 26.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 9856 10310 9097
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 227 186
Median hourly rate £42.00 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.38% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £47.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

OOXML
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing OOXML as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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