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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 30 31 15
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -16
Contract jobs citing MS Office 15 17 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.61% 3.87% 8.32%
As % of the Applications category 38.46% 35.42% 57.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 8
Median daily rate £320 £315 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.50% +43.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £310 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £320 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £290 £225
% change year-on-year
-0.86% +28.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 18
Median hourly rate £20.50 £21.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.38% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £15.60 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £44.12 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £13.50 £14.21
% change year-on-year
+14.81% -4.99%
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
39 48 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 9.40% 10.93% 14.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 30
Median daily rate £275 £320 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.06% -17.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £286 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £580 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.92% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 20
Median hourly rate £27.00 £25.12 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.48% +19.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £16.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £47.33 £25.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -7.93%

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 25 May 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
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 25 May 2016.

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 25 May 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 +3 8 £275 -12.76% 2
Colne - 1 £275 - 1
Lancaster - 1 £550 -
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 23 (57.50%) MS Excel
3 14 (35.00%) Windows
4 12 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (30.00%) Windows Server
5 10 (25.00%) SharePoint
5 10 (25.00%) MS Exchange
6 9 (22.50%) SQL
7 8 (20.00%) ITIL
7 8 (20.00%) Active Directory
7 8 (20.00%) VMware
7 8 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (17.50%) Office 365
8 7 (17.50%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (17.50%) HP
8 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (17.50%) MCSE
9 6 (15.00%) Citrix
9 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (15.00%) Finance
9 6 (15.00%) Software Engineering
9 6 (15.00%) MS PowerPoint
9 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (15.00%) PowerShell
9 6 (15.00%) Windows 7
10 5 (12.50%) Brightmail
10 5 (12.50%) Skype for Business
10 5 (12.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 5 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013

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 23 (57.50%) MS Excel
2 6 (15.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (7.50%) Photoshop
4 2 (5.00%) 3ds Max
4 2 (5.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (5.00%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (5.00%) MS Project
4 2 (5.00%) MS Visio
5 1 (2.50%) Doxygen
5 1 (2.50%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (2.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (2.50%) Unit4 Business World
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%) 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%) VoLTE
4 1 (2.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (7.50%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (7.50%) SAP BW
2 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.50%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (2.50%) MS Access
3 1 (2.50%) PowerPivot
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (7.50%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (5.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.50%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (2.50%) Mercurial
General
1 6 (15.00%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 4 (10.00%) Military
3 3 (7.50%) Avionics
4 2 (5.00%) Aerospace
4 2 (5.00%) Multimedia
4 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (17.50%) Support Engineer
2 6 (15.00%) Analyst
2 6 (15.00%) Developer
3 5 (12.50%) IT Support
4 4 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Business Intelligence 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%) Project Manager
5 3 (7.50%) Software Engineer
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%) Ada Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) IT Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) IT Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) HTML
2 3 (7.50%) SGML
2 3 (7.50%) XML
3 2 (5.00%) Flash
4 1 (2.50%) CSS
4 1 (2.50%) jQuery
4 1 (2.50%) JSF
4 1 (2.50%) MDX
4 1 (2.50%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.00%) 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 12 (30.00%) Windows Server
2 12 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (15.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (12.50%) Unix
5 4 (10.00%) Linux
5 4 (10.00%) Windows 8
6 2 (5.00%) Windows 10
7 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.00%) ITIL
2 6 (15.00%) Software Engineering
3 5 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (12.50%) Integration Testing
3 5 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
3 5 (12.50%) Project Management
3 5 (12.50%) UML
4 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (10.00%) Functional Testing
4 4 (10.00%) OO
4 4 (10.00%) Unit Testing
5 3 (7.50%) Dimensional Modelling
5 3 (7.50%) ETL
5 3 (7.50%) Migration
5 3 (7.50%) Programme Management
5 3 (7.50%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (5.00%) Analytics
6 2 (5.00%) PRINCE2
6 2 (5.00%) Risk Management
6 2 (5.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 9 (22.50%) SQL
2 6 (15.00%) PowerShell
3 5 (12.50%) C++
4 3 (7.50%) PL/SQL
4 3 (7.50%) VB
5 2 (5.00%) Ada
6 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%) Degree
5 1 (2.50%) HND
5 1 (2.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) DO-178B
1 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 8 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (12.50%) Brightmail
4 4 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (10.00%) vSphere
4 4 (10.00%) XenApp
4 4 (10.00%) XenDesktop
4 4 (10.00%) XenServer
5 1 (2.50%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 4 (10.00%) 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
5 5 (12.50%) Cisco
5 5 (12.50%) IronPort
5 5 (12.50%) SAP
5 5 (12.50%) Symantec
6 4 (10.00%) AppSense
6 4 (10.00%) Cognos
6 4 (10.00%) Compaq
6 4 (10.00%) Dell
6 4 (10.00%) Lumension
6 4 (10.00%) ThinPrint
7 3 (7.50%) Adobe
7 3 (7.50%) Serena
8 2 (5.00%) Autodesk
8 2 (5.00%) Maconomy
8 2 (5.00%) Polycom
8 2 (5.00%) ServiceNow