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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 31 26 19
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -7
Contract jobs citing MS Office 18 19 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.05% 4.94% 7.69%
As % of the Applications category 51.43% 42.22% 55.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 5
Median daily rate £275 £310 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.36% +3.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £212 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £318 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £288 £250
% change year-on-year
- +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 15
Median hourly rate £20.50 £21.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.38% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £13.70 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+20.43% -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
35 45 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 7.88% 11.69% 13.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 13 25
Median daily rate £275 £310 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.36% -19.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £170 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £560 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 16
Median hourly rate £24.25 £21.91 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.68% +4.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £14.00 £14.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £63.20 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -6.45%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire region citing MS Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 June 2016.

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
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston +4 9 £175 -43.63% 1
Blackpool -7 2 £188 +10.29%
Colne - 1 £275 -
Lancaster - 1 £550 -
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MS Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 27 (67.50%) Microsoft
2 21 (52.50%) MS Excel
3 14 (35.00%) Windows
4 10 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 10 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 10 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (25.00%) Windows Server
5 9 (22.50%) SQL
5 9 (22.50%) Active Directory
6 8 (20.00%) ITIL
6 8 (20.00%) VMware
6 8 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
7 7 (17.50%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (17.50%) Office 365
7 7 (17.50%) MCSE
7 7 (17.50%) HP
7 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (15.00%) Citrix
8 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (15.00%) SAP
8 6 (15.00%) Finance
8 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (15.00%) PowerShell
8 6 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (12.50%) IronPort
9 5 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (12.50%) Brightmail
9 5 (12.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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:

Application Platforms
1 10 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 10 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 7 (17.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (12.50%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 21 (52.50%) MS Excel
2 8 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (10.00%) Photoshop
4 3 (7.50%) 3ds Max
4 3 (7.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (7.50%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (2.50%) Doxygen
5 1 (2.50%) Fireworks
5 1 (2.50%) MS Project
5 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.50%) LAN
1 5 (12.50%) VoIP
1 5 (12.50%) WAN
2 4 (10.00%) DHCP
2 4 (10.00%) DNS
3 3 (7.50%) Firewall
4 1 (2.50%) ATM
4 1 (2.50%) BGP
4 1 (2.50%) FTP
4 1 (2.50%) GSM
4 1 (2.50%) Internet
4 1 (2.50%) IPv4
4 1 (2.50%) LTE
4 1 (2.50%) MegaStream
4 1 (2.50%) MPLS
4 1 (2.50%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (2.50%) SDH
4 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.50%) UMTS
4 1 (2.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (10.00%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (10.00%) SAP BW
3 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.50%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Rational DOORS
1 3 (7.50%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (5.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.50%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (2.50%) Mercurial
General
1 6 (15.00%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 4 (10.00%) Military
3 3 (7.50%) Multimedia
4 2 (5.00%) Aerospace
4 2 (5.00%) Avionics
4 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (27.50%) Analyst
2 7 (17.50%) Support Engineer
3 5 (12.50%) Developer
3 5 (12.50%) IT Support
4 4 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) Support Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Exchange Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Exchange Support
5 3 (7.50%) Messaging Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Messaging Support
5 3 (7.50%) Messaging Support Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Multimedia Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Active Directory Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Active Directory Support
6 2 (5.00%) Active Directory Support Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) IT Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) IT Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) LAN Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) HTML
2 3 (7.50%) Flash
2 3 (7.50%) SGML
2 3 (7.50%) XML
3 1 (2.50%) CSS
3 1 (2.50%) jQuery
3 1 (2.50%) JSF
3 1 (2.50%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (5.00%) Life Science
2 2 (5.00%) Replication
2 2 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.50%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.50%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (35.00%) Windows
2 10 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 10 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 3 (7.50%) Unix
6 2 (5.00%) Linux
6 2 (5.00%) Windows 10
6 2 (5.00%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.00%) ITIL
2 5 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
2 5 (12.50%) Project Management
2 5 (12.50%) Software Engineering
2 5 (12.50%) UML
3 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (10.00%) Dimensional Modelling
3 4 (10.00%) ETL
3 4 (10.00%) Functional Testing
3 4 (10.00%) Integration Testing
3 4 (10.00%) Migration
3 4 (10.00%) OO
4 3 (7.50%) Analytics
4 3 (7.50%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (7.50%) Unit Testing
5 2 (5.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (5.00%) Programme Management
5 2 (5.00%) Risk Management
5 2 (5.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (22.50%) SQL
2 6 (15.00%) PowerShell
3 5 (12.50%) C++
4 4 (10.00%) PL/SQL
4 4 (10.00%) VB
5 1 (2.50%) Ada
5 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) MCSE
1 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (10.00%) CCNA
2 4 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (10.00%) MCP
2 4 (10.00%) MCSA
3 3 (7.50%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) DO-178B
1 1 (2.50%) QA
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (22.50%) Active Directory
2 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (12.50%) Brightmail
4 4 (10.00%) vSphere
4 4 (10.00%) XenApp
4 4 (10.00%) XenDesktop
4 4 (10.00%) XenServer
5 2 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.50%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (7.50%) SCCM
3 1 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.50%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 27 (67.50%) Microsoft
2 8 (20.00%) VMware
3 7 (17.50%) HP
4 6 (15.00%) Citrix
4 6 (15.00%) SAP
5 5 (12.50%) Cisco
5 5 (12.50%) IronPort
5 5 (12.50%) Symantec
6 4 (10.00%) Adobe
6 4 (10.00%) Compaq
6 4 (10.00%) Dell
6 4 (10.00%) ThinPrint
7 3 (7.50%) Autodesk
7 3 (7.50%) CODA
7 3 (7.50%) Cognos
7 3 (7.50%) Concur
7 3 (7.50%) Maconomy
7 3 (7.50%) Serena
7 3 (7.50%) ServiceNow
8 2 (5.00%) Polycom
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