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 2 June 2015 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 29 22 11
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -11
Contract jobs citing MS Office 19 38 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.44% 7.25% 8.70%
As % of the Applications category 34.55% 54.29% 56.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 0
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£315 £225 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £225 £290
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -22.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 13
Average hourly rate £21.46 £20.56 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +0.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.05 £18.00 £17.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.76 £25.00 £25.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -
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
55 70 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 12.85% 13.36% 15.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 32 7
Average daily rate £320 £388 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.34% +29.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.43% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 18 16
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.40 £25.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-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 2 June 2015.

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 2 June 2015. 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 -5 9 £315 +65.48% 1
Carnforth - 3 - - 1
Lytham St Annes +7 1 - -
Blackburn - 1 - - 2
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 21 (65.63%) Microsoft
2 18 (56.25%) MS Excel
3 10 (31.25%) Security Cleared
4 8 (25.00%) Project Management
5 6 (18.75%) Management Information System
5 6 (18.75%) ISEB
5 6 (18.75%) SC Cleared
6 5 (15.63%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (15.63%) Degree
6 5 (15.63%) Document Management
6 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (15.63%) VBA
6 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (15.63%) Change Management
6 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (12.50%) Service Management
7 4 (12.50%) DRM
7 4 (12.50%) MS Project
7 4 (12.50%) MS Access
7 4 (12.50%) PMP
7 4 (12.50%) PMI Certification
7 4 (12.50%) Information Architecture
8 3 (9.38%) Waterfall
8 3 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (9.38%) Economics
8 3 (9.38%) Time Management
8 3 (9.38%) SQL
8 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
8 3 (9.38%) ITIL
8 3 (9.38%) Programme Management

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (56.25%) MS Excel
2 5 (15.63%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (12.50%) MS Project
4 1 (3.13%) Doxygen
4 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) MS Access
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (3.13%) Selenium
2 1 (3.13%) Mercurial
2 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.13%) Finance
1 1 (3.13%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Analyst
2 6 (18.75%) Developer
3 4 (12.50%) Change Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 3 (9.38%) Project Officer
4 3 (9.38%) Coordinator
5 2 (6.25%) SQL Developer
5 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Developer
5 2 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (6.25%) VBA Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Excel Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Project Office Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Project Controller
6 1 (3.13%) SAP Tester
6 1 (3.13%) Development Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Trainer
6 1 (3.13%) Business Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Management Information System
2 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.38%) Economics
4 2 (6.25%) Data Structures
5 1 (3.13%) NHS
5 1 (3.13%) Mainframe
5 1 (3.13%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) UNIX
1 2 (6.25%) Windows
2 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Project Management
2 5 (15.63%) Document Management
2 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (15.63%) Change Management
2 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (12.50%) Service Management
3 4 (12.50%) DRM
3 4 (12.50%) Information Architecture
4 3 (9.38%) Waterfall
4 3 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (9.38%) Time Management
4 3 (9.38%) ITIL
4 3 (9.38%) Programme Management
5 2 (6.25%) Process Management
5 2 (6.25%) ETL
5 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (6.25%) Test Management
5 2 (6.25%) Test Scripting
5 2 (6.25%) Kimball Methodology
5 2 (6.25%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.63%) VBA
2 3 (9.38%) SQL
3 1 (3.13%) C
3 1 (3.13%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 6 (18.75%) ISEB
2 6 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 5 (15.63%) Degree
4 4 (12.50%) PMP
4 4 (12.50%) PMI Certification
5 1 (3.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (3.13%) APMP
5 1 (3.13%) ISTQB
5 1 (3.13%) MCITP
5 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.13%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (65.63%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.25%) IBM
2 2 (6.25%) HP
3 1 (3.13%) SAP