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 11 July 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 15 14 44
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +30
Contract jobs citing MS Office 40 21 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 8.46% 8.33% 0.89%
As % of the Applications category 63.49% 42.00% 12.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£300 - £155
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £265 £275
% change year-on-year
+0.09% -3.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 0
Average hourly rate £20.13 £20.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.82% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Applications Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
63 50 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 13.32% 19.84% 7.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 19
Average daily rate £325 £300 £376
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -20.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £250 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £311 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £305 £310
% change year-on-year
+2.45% -1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 18 4
Average hourly rate £20.13 £20.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.82% -4.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.21 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.34% +1.36%
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
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 11 July 2014.

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 11 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 0 17 - - 1
Lancaster - 2 - -
Newton-le-Willows - - - -
Blackburn - - - -
Blackpool - - - -
Burnley - - - -
Chorley - - - -
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 57 (75.00%) Windows
2 52 (68.42%) Microsoft
3 44 (57.89%) Windows 7
4 42 (55.26%) Windows XP
5 39 (51.32%) Security Cleared
6 37 (48.68%) Windows Vista
7 33 (43.42%) Citrix
7 33 (43.42%) Software Deployment
8 31 (40.79%) SC Cleared
9 29 (38.16%) Blackberry
10 27 (35.53%) SCCM
11 26 (34.21%) Microsoft App-V
11 26 (34.21%) AppSense
12 25 (32.89%) SLA
13 23 (30.26%) CA
14 21 (27.63%) Lumension
15 19 (25.00%) Active Directory
16 13 (17.11%) TQM
17 12 (15.79%) MS Project
17 12 (15.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 11 (14.47%) MS Excel
19 8 (10.53%) MS Visio
20 7 (9.21%) TCP/IP
20 7 (9.21%) Windows 2000
20 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2003
21 6 (7.89%) CAD
21 6 (7.89%) VPN
21 6 (7.89%) Telecoms
21 6 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
22 5 (6.58%) MS Exchange

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 (6.58%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (2.63%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.32%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.32%) Lync
4 1 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 12 (15.79%) MS Project
2 11 (14.47%) MS Excel
3 8 (10.53%) MS Visio
4 5 (6.58%) AutoCAD
5 4 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (1.32%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.21%) TCP/IP
2 6 (7.89%) VPN
3 4 (5.26%) LAN
4 3 (3.95%) Wireless
5 2 (2.63%) DNS
6 1 (1.32%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.32%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (2.63%) MSI
1 2 (2.63%) AdminStudio
1 2 (2.63%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 6 (7.89%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.63%) Aerospace
2 2 (2.63%) Military
3 1 (1.32%) Finance
Job Titles
1 29 (38.16%) Support Engineer
2 27 (35.53%) Desktop Support
3 21 (27.63%) Desktop Engineer
4 20 (26.32%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 10 (13.16%) Analyst
6 6 (7.89%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (6.58%) Support Analyst
7 5 (6.58%) CAD Technician
8 4 (5.26%) Technical Support
8 4 (5.26%) Support Specialist
9 3 (3.95%) Security Analyst
9 3 (3.95%) Technical Specialist
9 3 (3.95%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 3 (3.95%) Change Analyst
9 3 (3.95%) Technical Support Specialist
9 3 (3.95%) Desktop Analyst
9 3 (3.95%) Security Engineer
9 3 (3.95%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 2 (2.63%) Security Support Engineer
10 2 (2.63%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.63%) SGML
1 2 (2.63%) Application Packaging
1 2 (2.63%) Software Packaging
1 2 (2.63%) DWR
2 1 (1.32%) .NET
2 1 (1.32%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 29 (38.16%) Blackberry
2 3 (3.95%) Fat Client
2 3 (3.95%) iPhone
2 3 (3.95%) iPad
2 3 (3.95%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.32%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 57 (75.00%) Windows
2 44 (57.89%) Windows 7
3 42 (55.26%) Windows XP
4 37 (48.68%) Windows Vista
5 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (9.21%) Windows 2000
6 6 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (43.42%) Software Deployment
2 13 (17.11%) TQM
3 6 (7.89%) CAD
4 4 (5.26%) ITIL
4 4 (5.26%) Project Management
5 3 (3.95%) Service Management
5 3 (3.95%) Service Delivery
5 3 (3.95%) Migration
5 3 (3.95%) ITSM
5 3 (3.95%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (2.63%) Software Distribution
6 2 (2.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (2.63%) Quality Management
7 1 (1.32%) Change Management
7 1 (1.32%) PRINCE2
7 1 (1.32%) ERP
7 1 (1.32%) DRM
7 1 (1.32%) Programme Management
7 1 (1.32%) Document Management
7 1 (1.32%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.63%) SQL
1 2 (2.63%) VB
1 2 (2.63%) VBA
2 1 (1.32%) Java
2 1 (1.32%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 39 (51.32%) Security Cleared
2 31 (40.79%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.32%) PMP
4 1 (1.32%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.32%) Degree
4 1 (1.32%) MCSE
4 1 (1.32%) MCSA
4 1 (1.32%) ISEB
4 1 (1.32%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (32.89%) SLA
2 1 (1.32%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 26 (34.21%) Microsoft App-V
2 19 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (5.26%) XenApp
4 1 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 27 (35.53%) SCCM
2 12 (15.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 52 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 33 (43.42%) Citrix
3 26 (34.21%) AppSense
4 23 (30.26%) CA
5 21 (27.63%) Lumension
6 3 (3.95%) Apple
6 3 (3.95%) HP
7 2 (2.63%) Cisco
8 1 (1.32%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.32%) Capita
8 1 (1.32%) Oracle
8 1 (1.32%) SAP
8 1 (1.32%) VMware
8 1 (1.32%) Maconomy
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rate Value
Posted: 3 days ago