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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 32 11 22
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +11
Contract jobs citing MS Office 16 17 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.83% 8.72% 6.06%
As % of the Applications category 33.33% 54.84% 59.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 13
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£325 - £175
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 - £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 - £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £268 £245 £252
% change year-on-year
+9.48% -2.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 2
Average hourly rate £21.73 £15.00 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.86% -15.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £11.00 £15.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.20 £16.75 £19.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.70 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+5.83% -2.14%
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
48 31 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 11.48% 15.90% 10.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 21
Average daily rate £350 £220 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% -7.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £220 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £331 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 3
Average hourly rate £21.12 £15.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.76% -26.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.88 £10.70 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.90 £17.50 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -6.45%

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
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 23 October 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 23 October 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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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 0 11 - - 4
Blackpool - 1 - -
Burnley - - - -
Chorley - - - -
Newton-le-Willows - - - - 1
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 43 (72.88%) Microsoft
2 41 (69.49%) Windows
3 33 (55.93%) Windows 7
4 31 (52.54%) Windows XP
5 30 (50.85%) Software Deployment
5 30 (50.85%) Windows Vista
6 28 (47.46%) Citrix
7 25 (42.37%) Security Cleared
8 24 (40.68%) SC Cleared
9 22 (37.29%) Blackberry
10 18 (30.51%) SLA
10 18 (30.51%) SCCM
11 17 (28.81%) Microsoft App-V
11 17 (28.81%) AppSense
12 16 (27.12%) Lumension
12 16 (27.12%) CA
13 13 (22.03%) Active Directory
14 12 (20.34%) MS Excel
15 11 (18.64%) Analytical Skills
16 9 (15.25%) MS Project
17 8 (13.56%) MS Visio
18 7 (11.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 7 (11.86%) TQM
18 7 (11.86%) Service Management
18 7 (11.86%) Windows 2000
18 7 (11.86%) TCP/IP
19 6 (10.17%) LAN
19 6 (10.17%) Project Management
19 6 (10.17%) Windows Server 2008
20 4 (6.78%) XenApp

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 (1.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (20.34%) MS Excel
2 9 (15.25%) MS Project
3 8 (13.56%) MS Visio
4 4 (6.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (6.78%) AutoCAD
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.86%) TCP/IP
2 6 (10.17%) LAN
3 3 (5.08%) VPN
3 3 (5.08%) DNS
3 3 (5.08%) WAN
3 3 (5.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (3.39%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (6.78%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (37.29%) Desktop Support
2 21 (35.59%) Support Engineer
3 17 (28.81%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 17 (28.81%) Desktop Engineer
4 8 (13.56%) Analyst
5 4 (6.78%) CAD Technician
5 4 (6.78%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.08%) Support Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) Support Specialist
6 3 (5.08%) Change Analyst
7 2 (3.39%) Designer
7 2 (3.39%) Technical Support Specialist
7 2 (3.39%) Network Support
7 2 (3.39%) Windows Support Analyst
7 2 (3.39%) Technical Specialist
7 2 (3.39%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 2 (3.39%) Business Change Analyst
7 2 (3.39%) Desktop Analyst
7 2 (3.39%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (3.39%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.08%) ODBC
2 2 (3.39%) WPF
2 2 (3.39%) LINQ
2 2 (3.39%) DWR
2 2 (3.39%) ASP.NET
2 2 (3.39%) .NET
3 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 22 (37.29%) Blackberry
2 11 (18.64%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.69%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 41 (69.49%) Windows
2 33 (55.93%) Windows 7
3 31 (52.54%) Windows XP
4 30 (50.85%) Windows Vista
5 7 (11.86%) Windows 2000
6 6 (10.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (5.08%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (50.85%) Software Deployment
2 7 (11.86%) TQM
2 7 (11.86%) Service Management
3 6 (10.17%) Project Management
4 4 (6.78%) CAD
5 3 (5.08%) ITSM
5 3 (5.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (3.39%) MVVM
6 2 (3.39%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (3.39%) Programme Management
6 2 (3.39%) Software Engineering
6 2 (3.39%) MVC
6 2 (3.39%) Migration
6 2 (3.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (3.39%) Scrum
6 2 (3.39%) PRINCE2
7 1 (1.69%) DRM
7 1 (1.69%) Validation
7 1 (1.69%) Quality Management
7 1 (1.69%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.78%) SQL
2 3 (5.08%) Java
3 2 (3.39%) XAML
3 2 (3.39%) VBA
3 2 (3.39%) C#
4 1 (1.69%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (42.37%) Security Cleared
2 24 (40.68%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.08%) Degree
4 2 (3.39%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (30.51%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (28.81%) Microsoft App-V
2 13 (22.03%) Active Directory
3 4 (6.78%) XenApp
4 3 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (30.51%) SCCM
2 7 (11.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 43 (72.88%) Microsoft
2 28 (47.46%) Citrix
3 17 (28.81%) AppSense
4 16 (27.12%) Lumension
4 16 (27.12%) CA
5 4 (6.78%) VMware
6 3 (5.08%) Oracle
7 2 (3.39%) Cisco
8 1 (1.69%) Capita
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