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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 27 12 22
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +10
Contract jobs citing MS Office 26 20 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 6.05% 8.55% 5.24%
As % of the Applications category 47.27% 58.82% 67.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 12
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£345 - £175
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 - £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 - £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £250 £260
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 2
Average hourly rate £19.75 £15.00 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.66% -15.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £11.00 £15.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.30 £16.50 £19.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.38 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+4.67% -4.46%
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
55 34 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 12.79% 14.53% 7.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 5 16
Average daily rate £347 £310 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.09% +44.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £220 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £347 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 3
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -26.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £10.90 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.34 £17.50 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.19
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -4.54%

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 1 October 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
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 1 October 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 1 October 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
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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 -5 12 - -
Burnley - - - - 1
Chorley - - - -
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 47 (73.44%) Microsoft
2 43 (67.19%) Windows
3 35 (54.69%) Windows 7
4 33 (51.56%) Windows XP
5 32 (50.00%) Software Deployment
5 32 (50.00%) Windows Vista
6 30 (46.88%) Citrix
7 28 (43.75%) Security Cleared
8 26 (40.63%) SC Cleared
9 24 (37.50%) Blackberry
10 20 (31.25%) SLA
10 20 (31.25%) SCCM
11 19 (29.69%) Microsoft App-V
11 19 (29.69%) AppSense
12 18 (28.13%) Lumension
12 18 (28.13%) CA
13 14 (21.88%) Active Directory
14 13 (20.31%) MS Excel
15 11 (17.19%) Analytical Skills
16 9 (14.06%) MS Project
17 8 (12.50%) MS Visio
17 8 (12.50%) TQM
18 7 (10.94%) Service Management
18 7 (10.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 7 (10.94%) Windows 2000
18 7 (10.94%) TCP/IP
19 6 (9.38%) LAN
19 6 (9.38%) Project Management
19 6 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
20 5 (7.81%) Telecoms

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 1 (1.56%) Lync
1 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (20.31%) MS Excel
2 9 (14.06%) MS Project
3 8 (12.50%) MS Visio
4 5 (7.81%) AutoCAD
5 4 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.94%) TCP/IP
2 6 (9.38%) LAN
3 3 (4.69%) Wireless
3 3 (4.69%) WAN
3 3 (4.69%) VPN
3 3 (4.69%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.13%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 5 (7.81%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.56%) Military
2 1 (1.56%) Finance
2 1 (1.56%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 23 (35.94%) Desktop Support
2 22 (34.38%) Support Engineer
3 18 (28.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 18 (28.13%) Desktop Engineer
4 8 (12.50%) Analyst
5 5 (7.81%) CAD Technician
6 4 (6.25%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.69%) Change Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Support Specialist
7 3 (4.69%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Technical Support
8 2 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (3.13%) Solutions Designer
8 2 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (3.13%) Developer
8 2 (3.13%) Business Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Business Change Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Windows Support Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.69%) ODBC
2 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET
2 2 (3.13%) .NET
2 2 (3.13%) WPF
2 2 (3.13%) LINQ
2 2 (3.13%) DWR
3 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.56%) SGML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (37.50%) Blackberry
2 11 (17.19%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.56%) E-Learning
3 1 (1.56%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 43 (67.19%) Windows
2 35 (54.69%) Windows 7
3 33 (51.56%) Windows XP
4 32 (50.00%) Windows Vista
5 7 (10.94%) Windows 2000
6 6 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (50.00%) Software Deployment
2 8 (12.50%) TQM
3 7 (10.94%) Service Management
4 6 (9.38%) Project Management
5 5 (7.81%) CAD
6 3 (4.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (4.69%) ITSM
7 2 (3.13%) PRINCE2
7 2 (3.13%) MVC
7 2 (3.13%) Migration
7 2 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (3.13%) Scrum
7 2 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.13%) Software Engineering
7 2 (3.13%) Programme Management
7 2 (3.13%) MVVM
8 1 (1.56%) Capacity Management
8 1 (1.56%) Document Management
8 1 (1.56%) Validation
8 1 (1.56%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.25%) SQL
2 3 (4.69%) Java
3 2 (3.13%) VBA
3 2 (3.13%) C#
3 2 (3.13%) XAML
4 1 (1.56%) C
Qualifications
1 28 (43.75%) Security Cleared
2 26 (40.63%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.69%) Degree
4 2 (3.13%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (31.25%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (29.69%) Microsoft App-V
2 14 (21.88%) Active Directory
3 4 (6.25%) XenApp
4 3 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (31.25%) SCCM
2 7 (10.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 47 (73.44%) Microsoft
2 30 (46.88%) Citrix
3 19 (29.69%) AppSense
4 18 (28.13%) Lumension
4 18 (28.13%) CA
5 4 (6.25%) VMware
6 3 (4.69%) Oracle
7 2 (3.13%) Cisco
8 1 (1.56%) Capita
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