The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the Lancashire region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 16 13 30
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +17
Contract jobs citing MS Office 37 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 8.71% 7.14% 2.37%
As % of the Applications category 59.68% 62.50% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 6
Average daily rate £223 £110 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+102.72% -54.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £110 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £110 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £245 £263 £275
% change year-on-year
-6.84% -4.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
Applications Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
62 24 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 14.59% 11.43% 5.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 7 12
Average daily rate £400 £280 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -27.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £110 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £331 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 2
Average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
MS Office
North West

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 23 April 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
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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Preston +1 21 £191 - 2
Blackpool -17 3 £224 -
Blackburn - 1 - -
Nelson - - - - 1
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 41 (82.00%) Windows
2 30 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 30 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 29 (58.00%) Security Cleared
4 28 (56.00%) Windows XP
5 20 (40.00%) Citrix
6 18 (36.00%) Blackberry
6 18 (36.00%) SCCM
6 18 (36.00%) SC Cleared
6 18 (36.00%) Windows Vista
7 17 (34.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 17 (34.00%) AppSense
8 16 (32.00%) SLA
9 15 (30.00%) Active Directory
10 14 (28.00%) CA
11 13 (26.00%) Software Deployment
12 12 (24.00%) Lumension
13 7 (14.00%) TQM
13 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (10.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 5 (10.00%) MS Exchange
15 4 (8.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 4 (8.00%) MS Excel
15 4 (8.00%) ITIL
16 3 (6.00%) MS Project
16 3 (6.00%) LAN
16 3 (6.00%) HP
16 3 (6.00%) Apple
16 3 (6.00%) Thin Client
16 3 (6.00%) VPN

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 5 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.00%) Lync
3 1 (2.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.00%) MS Project
3 1 (2.00%) AutoCAD
3 1 (2.00%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.00%) LAN
1 3 (6.00%) VPN
2 1 (2.00%) WAN
2 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Wise Package Studio
1 2 (4.00%) MSI
1 2 (4.00%) AdminStudio
General
1 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (4.00%) Aerospace
1 2 (4.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 20 (40.00%) Desktop Support
2 18 (36.00%) Support Engineer
3 11 (22.00%) Analyst
4 10 (20.00%) Support Analyst
4 10 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 9 (18.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 7 (14.00%) Security Analyst
6 7 (14.00%) Desktop Analyst
6 7 (14.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 5 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (6.00%) Technical Support
8 3 (6.00%) 1st Line Support
9 2 (4.00%) Desktop Support Technician
9 2 (4.00%) Security Engineer
9 2 (4.00%) Desktop Technician
9 2 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 2 (4.00%) Support Technician
9 2 (4.00%) Applications Packager
9 2 (4.00%) Author
9 2 (4.00%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.00%) Application Packaging
1 2 (4.00%) Software Packaging
1 2 (4.00%) SGML
2 1 (2.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (36.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (6.00%) Thin Client
2 3 (6.00%) iPhone
2 3 (6.00%) iPad
2 3 (6.00%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.00%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 41 (82.00%) Windows
2 30 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 28 (56.00%) Windows XP
4 18 (36.00%) Windows Vista
5 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.00%) Software Deployment
2 7 (14.00%) TQM
3 4 (8.00%) ITIL
4 3 (6.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (4.00%) ITSM
5 2 (4.00%) Software Distribution
5 2 (4.00%) Service Management
5 2 (4.00%) CAD
5 2 (4.00%) Project Management
6 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.00%) ERP
6 1 (2.00%) Quality Management
6 1 (2.00%) Change Management
6 1 (2.00%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (2.00%) Time Management
6 1 (2.00%) Data Protection
6 1 (2.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.00%) PDCA
6 1 (2.00%) Migration
6 1 (2.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.00%) VB
2 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 29 (58.00%) Security Cleared
2 18 (36.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.00%) MCSE
4 1 (2.00%) MCSA
4 1 (2.00%) PMP
4 1 (2.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (32.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 17 (34.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 15 (30.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (6.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (36.00%) SCCM
2 5 (10.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 30 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 20 (40.00%) Citrix
3 17 (34.00%) AppSense
4 14 (28.00%) CA
5 12 (24.00%) Lumension
6 3 (6.00%) HP
6 3 (6.00%) Apple
7 1 (2.00%) SAP
7 1 (2.00%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.00%) Maconomy
Preston, Lancashire
LA International
Rate: £19 - £21.25 per hour
Posted: 16 hours ago