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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 24 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 32 29 13
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -16
Contract jobs citing MS Office 21 15 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.84% 4.13% 9.58%
As % of the Applications category 48.84% 42.86% 66.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 8
Median daily rate £140 £310 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-54.83% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £170 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £317 £347
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £290 £275
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 16
Median hourly rate £23.75 £21.91 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.39% +21.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £21.46 £13.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.62 £63.20 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+16.07% -
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
43 35 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 9.91% 9.64% 14.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 13 19
Median daily rate £310 £321 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.30% -1.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £170 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 18
Median hourly rate £27.00 £26.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +48.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire region citing MS Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 July 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 24 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 24 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston +5 11 £106 -65.78% 1
Skelmersdale - 3 £140 -
Blackpool -5 2 £188 +10.29%
Lancaster - 1 £550 -
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MS Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 27 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 19 (48.72%) MS Excel
3 15 (38.46%) Windows
4 12 (30.77%) Active Directory
5 10 (25.64%) MS Exchange
6 9 (23.08%) Windows Server
7 8 (20.51%) MS PowerPoint
7 8 (20.51%) SharePoint
8 7 (17.95%) SQL
8 7 (17.95%) VMware
8 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (17.95%) Windows 7
8 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (15.38%) Finance
9 6 (15.38%) Cisco
10 5 (12.82%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (12.82%) LAN
10 5 (12.82%) WAN
10 5 (12.82%) HP
10 5 (12.82%) CCNA
10 5 (12.82%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (12.82%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (12.82%) SAP
10 5 (12.82%) ITIL
10 5 (12.82%) Client/Server
10 5 (12.82%) MCSE
10 5 (12.82%) Manufacturing
10 5 (12.82%) Office 365
10 5 (12.82%) SCCM

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (25.64%) MS Exchange
2 8 (20.51%) SharePoint
3 4 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (5.13%) Skype for Business
5 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 19 (48.72%) MS Excel
2 8 (20.51%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (10.26%) Photoshop
4 3 (7.69%) 3ds Max
4 3 (7.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (7.69%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (2.56%) Fireworks
5 1 (2.56%) MS Project
5 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (2.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (2.56%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.82%) LAN
1 5 (12.82%) WAN
2 3 (7.69%) Firewall
3 2 (5.13%) DHCP
3 2 (5.13%) DNS
3 2 (5.13%) VoIP
4 1 (2.56%) ATM
4 1 (2.56%) BGP
4 1 (2.56%) FTP
4 1 (2.56%) GSM
4 1 (2.56%) Internet
4 1 (2.56%) IPv4
4 1 (2.56%) LTE
4 1 (2.56%) MegaStream
4 1 (2.56%) MPLS
4 1 (2.56%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (2.56%) SDH
4 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.56%) UMTS
4 1 (2.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (10.26%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (10.26%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (10.26%) SAP BW
3 3 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.56%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 1 (2.56%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (2.56%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (2.56%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (15.38%) Finance
2 5 (12.82%) Manufacturing
3 4 (10.26%) Military
4 3 (7.69%) Multimedia
5 2 (5.13%) Aerospace
5 2 (5.13%) Retail
5 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.56%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 15 (38.46%) Analyst
2 7 (17.95%) Support Analyst
3 6 (15.38%) IT Support
4 5 (12.82%) Developer
4 5 (12.82%) Support Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) 1st Line Support
5 4 (10.26%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Service Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) IT Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) IT Support Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Multimedia Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Project Manager
6 3 (7.69%) Service Desk Support
7 2 (5.13%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 2 (5.13%) Active Directory Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Active Directory Support
7 2 (5.13%) Active Directory Support Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Messaging Support
7 2 (5.13%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) Flash
2 2 (5.13%) HTML
3 1 (2.56%) CSS
3 1 (2.56%) jQuery
3 1 (2.56%) JSF
3 1 (2.56%) SGML
3 1 (2.56%) XHTML
3 1 (2.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Client/Server
2 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.13%) Life Science
3 2 (5.13%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.56%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.56%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (38.46%) Windows
2 9 (23.08%) Windows Server
3 7 (17.95%) Windows 7
3 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (7.69%) Unix
4 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.13%) Linux
5 2 (5.13%) Windows 10
5 2 (5.13%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.56%) Windows 2000
6 1 (2.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (12.82%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) Incident Management
1 5 (12.82%) ITIL
2 4 (10.26%) Dimensional Modelling
2 4 (10.26%) ETL
2 4 (10.26%) Migration
2 4 (10.26%) Project Management
3 3 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (7.69%) Analytics
3 3 (7.69%) Knowledge Management
3 3 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 2 (5.13%) ERP
4 2 (5.13%) Functional Testing
4 2 (5.13%) Integration Testing
4 2 (5.13%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (5.13%) Programme Management
4 2 (5.13%) Risk Management
4 2 (5.13%) Software Engineering
4 2 (5.13%) UML
5 1 (2.56%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.95%) SQL
2 4 (10.26%) PL/SQL
2 4 (10.26%) VB
3 3 (7.69%) PowerShell
4 2 (5.13%) C++
5 1 (2.56%) Ada
5 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) CCNA
1 5 (12.82%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (12.82%) MCSE
1 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (10.26%) MCP
2 4 (10.26%) MCSA
3 2 (5.13%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) SLA
2 1 (2.56%) DO-178B
2 1 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 12 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.13%) Brightmail
3 2 (5.13%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (5.13%) vSphere
3 2 (5.13%) XenApp
3 2 (5.13%) XenDesktop
3 2 (5.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) SCCM
2 2 (5.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.56%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 27 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.95%) VMware
3 6 (15.38%) Cisco
4 5 (12.82%) HP
4 5 (12.82%) SAP
5 4 (10.26%) Adobe
5 4 (10.26%) Citrix
5 4 (10.26%) Cognos
6 3 (7.69%) Autodesk
6 3 (7.69%) CODA
6 3 (7.69%) Concur
6 3 (7.69%) Maconomy
6 3 (7.69%) ServiceNow
7 2 (5.13%) AppSense
7 2 (5.13%) Compaq
7 2 (5.13%) IronPort
7 2 (5.13%) Lumension
7 2 (5.13%) Polycom
7 2 (5.13%) Symantec
7 2 (5.13%) ThinPrint