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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 29 16 21
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +5
Contract jobs citing MS Office 14 43 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.89% 9.17% 6.25%
As % of the Applications category 41.18% 65.15% 36.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 0
Average daily rate
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£310 £320 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £275 £273
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 10
Average hourly rate £21.91 £18.00 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.72% -13.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.20 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
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
34 66 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 9.44% 14.07% 17.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 20 12
Average daily rate £360 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.85% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £294 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £389 £311
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 18 15
Average hourly rate £31.40 £18.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+74.44% -12.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.91 £13.48 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.00 £25.00 £78.44
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00

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 28 July 2015.

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 28 July 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 28 July 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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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 -4 6 £311 - 1
Blackpool -3 2 £170 -50.72%
Lytham St Annes +6 1 - -
Blackburn - 1 £170 -
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 23 (76.67%) Microsoft
2 16 (53.33%) MS Excel
3 8 (26.67%) Security Cleared
4 7 (23.33%) Change Management
4 7 (23.33%) Project Management
5 6 (20.00%) ISEB
5 6 (20.00%) VBA
5 6 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 5 (16.67%) Degree
6 5 (16.67%) Document Management
6 5 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (16.67%) Management Information System
6 5 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (16.67%) Service Management
6 5 (16.67%) MS Access
6 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
7 4 (13.33%) DRM
7 4 (13.33%) PMP
7 4 (13.33%) PMI Certification
7 4 (13.33%) Windows
7 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (13.33%) Information Architecture
8 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (10.00%) Economics
8 3 (10.00%) Process Management
8 3 (10.00%) Programme Management
8 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
8 3 (10.00%) ITIL
8 3 (10.00%) SQL
8 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 16 (53.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.67%) MS Project
3 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.33%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) DHCP
1 2 (6.67%) DNS
2 1 (3.33%) MPLS
2 1 (3.33%) DSL
2 1 (3.33%) LAN
2 1 (3.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) MS Access
2 2 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (3.33%) Selenium
General
1 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.33%) Finance
1 1 (3.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Analyst
2 7 (23.33%) Developer
3 6 (20.00%) Change Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Project Manager
5 3 (10.00%) Coordinator
5 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Developer
6 2 (6.67%) VBA Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Excel Developer
6 2 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (6.67%) SQL Developer
6 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Access Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Project Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (3.33%) Network Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Project Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Business Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (10.00%) Economics
4 2 (6.67%) Data Structures
5 1 (3.33%) AS400
5 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
5 1 (3.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Windows
2 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) Change Management
1 7 (23.33%) Project Management
2 5 (16.67%) Service Management
2 5 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (16.67%) Document Management
3 4 (13.33%) DRM
3 4 (13.33%) Information Architecture
4 3 (10.00%) Process Management
4 3 (10.00%) Programme Management
4 3 (10.00%) ITIL
5 2 (6.67%) ETL
5 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (6.67%) Test Management
5 2 (6.67%) Test Scripting
5 2 (6.67%) Kimball Methodology
5 2 (6.67%) Data Transformation
5 2 (6.67%) SDLC
6 1 (3.33%) Line Management
6 1 (3.33%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) VBA
2 3 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 6 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 6 (20.00%) ISEB
3 5 (16.67%) Degree
4 4 (13.33%) PMP
4 4 (13.33%) PMI Certification
5 1 (3.33%) MCITP
5 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
5 1 (3.33%) MCSA
5 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.33%) APMP
5 1 (3.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (76.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.67%) HP
2 2 (6.67%) VMware
2 2 (6.67%) AppSense
2 2 (6.67%) IBM
3 1 (3.33%) SAP
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco