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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office
North West / Lancashire
Rank 36 29 34
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +5
Contract jobs citing MS Office 5 16 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.90% 4.18% 2.49%
As % of the Applications category 17.86% 50.00% 22.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 7
Median daily rate £150 £263 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% -7.89%
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 3
Median hourly rate £26.75 £20.00 £20.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.75% -1.69%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +3.70%

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
28 32 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 10.65% 8.36% 11.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 28
Median daily rate £275 £338 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% +19.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £440 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 8
Median hourly rate £41.25 £47.00 £20.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.23% +131.01%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +10.00%

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
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 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 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
Blackpool +6 3 - -
Preston -10 1 £150 -42.85% 1
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 6 (85.71%) MS Excel
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) Marketing
5 1 (14.29%) Degree
5 1 (14.29%) Mathematics
5 1 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) RIA
5 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 1 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (14.29%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) Data Management
5 1 (14.29%) Document Management
5 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) ISEB
5 1 (14.29%) NHS
5 1 (14.29%) SQLPlus
5 1 (14.29%) ClearQuest
5 1 (14.29%) Rational Robot
5 1 (14.29%) Project Management
5 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (14.29%) ClearCase
5 1 (14.29%) SharePoint

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 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (85.71%) MS Excel
2 2 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
1 1 (14.29%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) ClearCase
1 1 (14.29%) ClearQuest
1 1 (14.29%) Eclipse
1 1 (14.29%) Rational Robot
General
1 1 (14.29%) Marketing
1 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Contracts Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Coordinator
2 1 (14.29%) Documentation Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL Business Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Java Programmer
2 1 (14.29%) Operations Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Programme Assurance Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Programme Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Programmer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Operations Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Software Programmer
2 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Training Coordinator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Mathematics
1 1 (14.29%) NHS
1 1 (14.29%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
1 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
1 1 (14.29%) Data Management
1 1 (14.29%) DevOps
1 1 (14.29%) Document Management
1 1 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL
1 1 (14.29%) Market Research
1 1 (14.29%) Project Management
1 1 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
1 1 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
1 1 (14.29%) Scrum
1 1 (14.29%) SDLC
1 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
1 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
1 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) CBAP
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) IIBA
3 1 (14.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) GMP
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle