The first table below looks at the demand for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the Liverpool region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 17 April 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 Liverpool 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 17 4 10
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +6
Contract jobs citing MS Office 6 31 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 4.44% 20.53% 8.70%
As % of the Applications category 66.67% 86.11% 84.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 24 9
Average daily rate £190 £243 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.64% -30.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £147 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £493 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £269 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.06% -2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £18.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +85.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.44%
Applications Category
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
9 36 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 6.67% 23.84% 10.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 25 10
Average daily rate £230 £248 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.07% -25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Average hourly rate - £18.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +32.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%
MS Office
Merseyside

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Liverpool region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Office across the Liverpool region.

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Liverpool region.

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Windows XP
2 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
3 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
3 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 3 (42.86%) Apple
4 2 (28.57%) DNS
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Vista
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
5 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
5 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (14.29%) Banking
5 1 (14.29%) PDA
5 1 (14.29%) Change Management
5 1 (14.29%) Firewall
5 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
5 1 (14.29%) Back Office
5 1 (14.29%) VMware
5 1 (14.29%) Terminal Services
5 1 (14.29%) Symantec
5 1 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
5 1 (14.29%) BPR
5 1 (14.29%) Citrix
5 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
5 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
5 1 (14.29%) Java

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
2 2 (28.57%) DNS
3 1 (14.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Crystal Reports
General
1 1 (14.29%) Back Office
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Desktop Support
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Support Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) IT Support
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Data Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
1 1 (14.29%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows XP
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Vista
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
4 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL
1 1 (14.29%) BPR
1 1 (14.29%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Terminal Services
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Apple
3 1 (14.29%) Symantec
3 1 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix