The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 37 18 24
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +6
Contract jobs citing MS Office 11 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.41% 4.79% 4.19%
As % of the Applications category 21.15% 53.33% 48.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 7
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£285 - £200
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 - £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £269 £200 £275
% change year-on-year
+34.50% -27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 1
Average hourly rate £28.67 £15.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.15% -50.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.80 £13.94 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-0.96% +3.22%
MS Office
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Applications Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
52 15 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 11.40% 8.98% 8.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 3 17
Average daily rate £300 £220 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -32.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £251 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 1
Average hourly rate £22.00 £15.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% -50.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -8.51%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Office across the Lancashire region.

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

MS Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Lancashire region.

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

MS Office
Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

MS Office Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

MS Office
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston -10 4 £115 - 1
Blackpool - 4 £299 -
Burnley - - - -
Chorley - - - -
Newton-le-Willows - - - -
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region citing MS Office also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MS Office.

1 32 (76.19%) Microsoft
2 26 (61.90%) Windows
3 20 (47.62%) Windows XP
4 18 (42.86%) Windows Vista
4 18 (42.86%) Software Deployment
5 17 (40.48%) Citrix
5 17 (40.48%) Windows 7
6 15 (35.71%) Security Cleared
7 13 (30.95%) SC Cleared
8 12 (28.57%) Blackberry
8 12 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
9 11 (26.19%) SLA
9 11 (26.19%) SCCM
10 10 (23.81%) MS Excel
10 10 (23.81%) Microsoft App-V
10 10 (23.81%) AppSense
11 9 (21.43%) MS Project
11 9 (21.43%) Active Directory
11 9 (21.43%) CA
11 9 (21.43%) Lumension
12 7 (16.67%) Project Management
13 6 (14.29%) Windows 2000
13 6 (14.29%) MS Visio
13 6 (14.29%) TCP/IP
13 6 (14.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 6 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
14 5 (11.90%) Service Management
14 5 (11.90%) MS PowerPoint
15 3 (7.14%) PRINCE2
15 3 (7.14%) WAN

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region citing MS Office also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MS Office. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.38%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 10 (23.81%) MS Excel
2 9 (21.43%) MS Project
3 6 (14.29%) MS Visio
4 5 (11.90%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (2.38%) Doxygen
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 3 (7.14%) WAN
3 2 (4.76%) LAN
3 2 (4.76%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.38%) Mercurial
General
1 1 (2.38%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 13 (30.95%) Desktop Support
1 13 (30.95%) Support Engineer
2 10 (23.81%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 10 (23.81%) Desktop Engineer
3 5 (11.90%) Project Manager
4 3 (7.14%) Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Project Officer
5 2 (4.76%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Support Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Windows Support Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Trainer
5 2 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (2.38%) Solutions Designer
6 1 (2.38%) Design Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Test Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) IT Trainer
6 1 (2.38%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Business Analyst
6 1 (2.38%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) .NET
1 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET
1 2 (4.76%) ODBC
1 2 (4.76%) WPF
1 2 (4.76%) LINQ
2 1 (2.38%) DWR
2 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (28.57%) Blackberry
1 12 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.76%) Economics
3 1 (2.38%) Learning Management System
3 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.38%) E-Learning
3 1 (2.38%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 26 (61.90%) Windows
2 20 (47.62%) Windows XP
3 18 (42.86%) Windows Vista
4 17 (40.48%) Windows 7
5 6 (14.29%) Windows 2000
6 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (42.86%) Software Deployment
2 7 (16.67%) Project Management
3 6 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (11.90%) Service Management
5 3 (7.14%) Programme Management
5 3 (7.14%) Software Engineering
5 3 (7.14%) PRINCE2
5 3 (7.14%) Waterfall
6 2 (4.76%) Time Management
6 2 (4.76%) MVVM
6 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (4.76%) Change Management
6 2 (4.76%) TQM
6 2 (4.76%) MVC
6 2 (4.76%) Scrum
7 1 (2.38%) Quality Management
7 1 (2.38%) Software Testing
7 1 (2.38%) Project Planning
7 1 (2.38%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (2.38%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.76%) C
1 2 (4.76%) C#
1 2 (4.76%) Java
1 2 (4.76%) SQL
1 2 (4.76%) XAML
2 1 (2.38%) C++
Qualifications
1 15 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 13 (30.95%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.76%) Degree
4 1 (2.38%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (26.19%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (23.81%) Microsoft App-V
2 9 (21.43%) Active Directory
3 3 (7.14%) XenApp
4 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (26.19%) SCCM
2 6 (14.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.38%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 32 (76.19%) Microsoft
2 17 (40.48%) Citrix
3 10 (23.81%) AppSense
4 9 (21.43%) CA
4 9 (21.43%) Lumension
5 3 (7.14%) VMware
6 2 (4.76%) Oracle
7 1 (2.38%) Capita
7 1 (2.38%) Lotus