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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 16 20 36
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +16
Contract jobs citing MS Office 35 20 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 8.52% 7.07% 2.85%
As % of the Applications category 54.69% 39.22% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 5
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£345 - £155
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 - £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 - £208
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £260 £263
% change year-on-year
+13.46% -0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 2
Average hourly rate £20.50 £15.00 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.66% -15.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £13.00 £15.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £21.50 £19.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.22 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-1.54% +1.57%
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
64 51 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 15.57% 18.02% 5.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 12
Average daily rate £346 £300 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.41% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £232 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £347 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 18 3
Average hourly rate £15.06 £15.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.40% -26.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £10.90 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.21 £21.50 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -5.83%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +2 14 - -
Lancaster - 1 - -
Newton-le-Willows - - - - 1
Blackburn - - - -
Burnley - - - -
Chorley - - - -
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 57 (78.08%) Microsoft
2 51 (69.86%) Windows
3 42 (57.53%) Windows 7
4 41 (56.16%) Windows Vista
5 39 (53.42%) Windows XP
6 36 (49.32%) Citrix
6 36 (49.32%) Software Deployment
7 35 (47.95%) Security Cleared
8 33 (45.21%) SC Cleared
9 30 (41.10%) SCCM
9 30 (41.10%) Blackberry
10 27 (36.99%) Microsoft App-V
10 27 (36.99%) AppSense
11 26 (35.62%) CA
12 24 (32.88%) SLA
12 24 (32.88%) Lumension
13 16 (21.92%) Active Directory
14 14 (19.18%) MS Excel
15 12 (16.44%) MS Project
16 10 (13.70%) TQM
17 9 (12.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 8 (10.96%) Project Management
18 8 (10.96%) MS Visio
19 7 (9.59%) Windows 2000
19 7 (9.59%) TCP/IP
19 7 (9.59%) Service Management
19 7 (9.59%) Windows Server 2008
20 6 (8.22%) LAN
21 5 (6.85%) CAD
21 5 (6.85%) AutoCAD

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 2 (2.74%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.37%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.37%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (1.37%) Lync
Applications
1 14 (19.18%) MS Excel
2 12 (16.44%) MS Project
3 8 (10.96%) MS Visio
4 5 (6.85%) AutoCAD
5 4 (5.48%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.59%) TCP/IP
2 6 (8.22%) LAN
3 3 (4.11%) WAN
3 3 (4.11%) VPN
3 3 (4.11%) DNS
3 3 (4.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.74%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (2.74%) MSI
1 2 (2.74%) AdminStudio
1 2 (2.74%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 5 (6.85%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.37%) Finance
2 1 (1.37%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.37%) Military
Job Titles
1 27 (36.99%) Desktop Support
2 26 (35.62%) Support Engineer
3 21 (28.77%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 21 (28.77%) Desktop Engineer
4 8 (10.96%) Analyst
5 5 (6.85%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (6.85%) CAD Technician
6 4 (5.48%) Technical Support
6 4 (5.48%) Support Specialist
6 4 (5.48%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.11%) Support Analyst
7 3 (4.11%) Technical Specialist
7 3 (4.11%) Change Analyst
7 3 (4.11%) Technical Support Specialist
8 2 (2.74%) Network Support
8 2 (2.74%) Desktop Support Technician
8 2 (2.74%) Support Technician
8 2 (2.74%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (2.74%) Solutions Designer
8 2 (2.74%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.11%) .NET
1 3 (4.11%) ODBC
2 2 (2.74%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.74%) Application Packaging
2 2 (2.74%) Software Packaging
2 2 (2.74%) WPF
2 2 (2.74%) LINQ
2 2 (2.74%) DWR
3 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.37%) SGML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (41.10%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.37%) E-Learning
2 1 (1.37%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 51 (69.86%) Windows
2 42 (57.53%) Windows 7
3 41 (56.16%) Windows Vista
4 39 (53.42%) Windows XP
5 7 (9.59%) Windows 2000
5 7 (9.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (49.32%) Software Deployment
2 10 (13.70%) TQM
3 8 (10.96%) Project Management
4 7 (9.59%) Service Management
5 5 (6.85%) CAD
6 3 (4.11%) Migration
6 3 (4.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (4.11%) ITSM
6 3 (4.11%) PRINCE2
7 2 (2.74%) MVVM
7 2 (2.74%) MVC
7 2 (2.74%) Software Distribution
7 2 (2.74%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (2.74%) Scrum
7 2 (2.74%) Programme Management
7 2 (2.74%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (2.74%) Software Engineering
7 2 (2.74%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.37%) Change Management
8 1 (1.37%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.48%) SQL
2 3 (4.11%) Java
3 2 (2.74%) C#
3 2 (2.74%) VB
3 2 (2.74%) VBA
3 2 (2.74%) XAML
4 1 (1.37%) C
Qualifications
1 35 (47.95%) Security Cleared
2 33 (45.21%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.11%) Degree
4 2 (2.74%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.37%) PMP
5 1 (1.37%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.37%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (32.88%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (36.99%) Microsoft App-V
2 16 (21.92%) Active Directory
3 4 (5.48%) XenApp
4 3 (4.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 30 (41.10%) SCCM
2 9 (12.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 57 (78.08%) Microsoft
2 36 (49.32%) Citrix
3 27 (36.99%) AppSense
4 26 (35.62%) CA
5 24 (32.88%) Lumension
6 4 (5.48%) VMware
7 3 (4.11%) Oracle
8 2 (2.74%) Cisco
9 1 (1.37%) Capita