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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 27 36 17
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -19
Contract jobs citing MS Office 21 9 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.26% 2.14% 6.58%
As % of the Applications category 61.76% 19.57% 68.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 0
Average daily rate £256 £293 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.39% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £265 £225
% change year-on-year
+13.37% +17.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 12
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.35 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.69% +35.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £20.35 £14.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.67 £19.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
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 46 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 8.52% 10.95% 9.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 25 3
Average daily rate £338 £280 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.53% +60.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £319 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.96% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 13
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.35 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.69% +35.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.05 £20.35 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £35.65 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%

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 8 February 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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(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 +8 8 £263 - 2
Blackpool -11 5 £261 -12.47% 1
Chorley - 2 - -
Skelmersdale - 2 - -
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 27 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 15 (41.67%) Windows
4 12 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 11 (30.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (30.56%) Windows Server
6 9 (25.00%) MS Exchange
6 9 (25.00%) VMware
7 8 (22.22%) DHCP
7 8 (22.22%) ITIL
7 8 (22.22%) DNS
7 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (19.44%) Software Engineering
9 6 (16.67%) HP
9 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (16.67%) C++
9 6 (16.67%) UML
9 6 (16.67%) MCSE
9 6 (16.67%) ThinPrint
9 6 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (13.89%) Brightmail
10 5 (13.89%) Office 365
10 5 (13.89%) Windows 7
10 5 (13.89%) Rational DOORS
10 5 (13.89%) Skype for Business
10 5 (13.89%) PowerShell
10 5 (13.89%) IronPort
10 5 (13.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 9 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (13.89%) SharePoint
3 5 (13.89%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.78%) Moodle
4 1 (2.78%) SAS
Applications
1 18 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (11.11%) MS Project
3 2 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (5.56%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (2.78%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (2.78%) Doxygen
4 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.78%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (2.78%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (2.78%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.22%) DHCP
1 8 (22.22%) DNS
2 5 (13.89%) VoIP
3 3 (8.33%) LAN
3 3 (8.33%) WAN
4 2 (5.56%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.78%) Ethernet
5 1 (2.78%) Firewall
5 1 (2.78%) VPN
5 1 (2.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) Base SAS
1 1 (2.78%) Cognos Framework Manager
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (2.78%) OLAP
1 1 (2.78%) OLAP Cube
1 1 (2.78%) PowerPivot
1 1 (2.78%) SAS Data Integration Studio
1 1 (2.78%) SAS EBI
1 1 (2.78%) SAS Enterprise Guide
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (11.11%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (5.56%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.78%) Mercurial
General
1 3 (8.33%) Avionics
1 3 (8.33%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Aerospace
2 2 (5.56%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.56%) Military
3 1 (2.78%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (22.22%) Support Engineer
2 6 (16.67%) IT Support
3 5 (13.89%) Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Developer
4 4 (11.11%) Software Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Exchange Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Exchange Support
5 3 (8.33%) IT Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) IT Support Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Messaging Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Messaging Support
5 3 (8.33%) Messaging Support Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Programme Office Support
6 2 (5.56%) Active Directory Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Active Directory Support
6 2 (5.56%) Ada Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) LAN Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) HTML
1 3 (8.33%) SGML
1 3 (8.33%) XML
2 2 (5.56%) JSF
3 1 (2.78%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.56%) Client/Server
2 2 (5.56%) Replication
3 1 (2.78%) Animation
3 1 (2.78%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.78%) e-Learning
3 1 (2.78%) Graphic Design
3 1 (2.78%) Grid Computing
3 1 (2.78%) Informatics
3 1 (2.78%) Learning Management System
3 1 (2.78%) Life Science
3 1 (2.78%) SCORM
3 1 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.78%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 15 (41.67%) Windows
2 11 (30.56%) Windows Server
2 11 (30.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (13.89%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.56%) Linux
5 2 (5.56%) Unix
5 2 (5.56%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.78%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.22%) ITIL
2 7 (19.44%) Software Engineering
3 6 (16.67%) UML
4 5 (13.89%) Integration Testing
4 5 (13.89%) Kalman Filter
4 5 (13.89%) OO
4 5 (13.89%) Unit Testing
5 4 (11.11%) Functional Testing
5 4 (11.11%) Project Management
5 4 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (8.33%) Change Management
7 2 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (5.56%) ERP
7 2 (5.56%) Incident Management
7 2 (5.56%) Programme Management
7 2 (5.56%) Release Management
7 2 (5.56%) Validation
8 1 (2.78%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (2.78%) OOD
8 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.67%) C++
2 5 (13.89%) PowerShell
2 5 (13.89%) SQL
3 2 (5.56%) Ada
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) MCSE
1 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (8.33%) CCNA
3 3 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (8.33%) MCP
3 3 (8.33%) MCSA
4 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.78%) Degree
5 1 (2.78%) HND
5 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) DO-178B
2 1 (2.78%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 12 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (13.89%) Brightmail
4 4 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (11.11%) vSphere
4 4 (11.11%) XenApp
4 4 (11.11%) XenDesktop
4 4 (11.11%) XenServer
5 1 (2.78%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 5 (13.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (5.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (25.00%) VMware
3 6 (16.67%) HP
3 6 (16.67%) ThinPrint
4 5 (13.89%) Citrix
4 5 (13.89%) IronPort
4 5 (13.89%) Symantec
5 4 (11.11%) AppSense
5 4 (11.11%) Compaq
5 4 (11.11%) Dell
5 4 (11.11%) Serena
6 3 (8.33%) Cisco
7 2 (5.56%) Cognos
7 2 (5.56%) Lumension
8 1 (2.78%) Adobe
8 1 (2.78%) Nimsoft
8 1 (2.78%) Oracle
8 1 (2.78%) Polycom
8 1 (2.78%) Remedy
8 1 (2.78%) SAP
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