The table below looks at the statistics 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 6 May 2015 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 8 19 5
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -14
Contract jobs citing MS Office 22 4 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 9.52% 2.94% 18.18%
As % of the Applications category 75.86% 57.14% 83.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 21
Average daily rate
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£300 - £243
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 - £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 - £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £225 £275
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 4
Average hourly rate £13.00 - £14.79
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.77 - £9.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 - £75.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.35 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-4.64% +3.70%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Liverpool region.

Applications Category
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
29 7 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 12.55% 5.15% 21.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 23
Average daily rate £331 £300 £248
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.41% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £340 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.43% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 4
Average hourly rate £13.00 - £14.79
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.53 - £10.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 - £59.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Liverpool

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Liverpool region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram 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 6 May 2015, 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 22 (70.97%) Microsoft
2 21 (67.74%) Windows
3 16 (51.61%) MS Excel
3 16 (51.61%) Windows 7
4 14 (45.16%) Active Directory
5 11 (35.48%) Citrix
5 11 (35.48%) Windows XP
6 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (19.35%) SharePoint
7 6 (19.35%) ITIL
8 5 (16.13%) LAN
8 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
9 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (12.90%) Fat Client
9 4 (12.90%) WAN
9 4 (12.90%) DHCP
9 4 (12.90%) MCP
9 4 (12.90%) Internet
9 4 (12.90%) DNS
9 4 (12.90%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (12.90%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (12.90%) Thin Client
9 4 (12.90%) Terminal Services
9 4 (12.90%) VMware
9 4 (12.90%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (9.68%) ITSM
10 3 (9.68%) MS Visio
10 3 (9.68%) Office 365

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 6 (19.35%) SharePoint
2 3 (9.68%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.23%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 16 (51.61%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.68%) MS Visio
3 2 (6.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (6.45%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Office 365
1 3 (9.68%) OneDrive
2 2 (6.45%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) LAN
2 4 (12.90%) WAN
2 4 (12.90%) DHCP
2 4 (12.90%) DNS
2 4 (12.90%) Internet
3 2 (6.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Dreamweaver
General
1 2 (6.45%) Retail
2 1 (3.23%) Billing
2 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (48.39%) Analyst
2 6 (19.35%) Support Analyst
2 6 (19.35%) Service Analyst
2 6 (19.35%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Administrator
4 4 (12.90%) Desktop Support
4 4 (12.90%) Desktop Administrator
5 2 (6.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) IT Trainer
5 2 (6.45%) PMO Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Trainer
5 2 (6.45%) Help Desk Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (6.45%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Project Support Officer
6 1 (3.23%) Project Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Project Support Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Fat Client
1 4 (12.90%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.23%) AS400
2 1 (3.23%) iPhone
2 1 (3.23%) iPad
2 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 21 (67.74%) Windows
2 16 (51.61%) Windows 7
3 11 (35.48%) Windows XP
4 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (9.68%) Windows 8
6 2 (6.45%) Mac OS
6 2 (6.45%) Apple iOS
6 2 (6.45%) Android
7 1 (3.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (19.35%) ITIL
2 3 (9.68%) ITSM
3 2 (6.45%) Project Governance
3 2 (6.45%) Project Management
4 1 (3.23%) Service Management
4 1 (3.23%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.23%) Performance Engineering
4 1 (3.23%) Line Management
4 1 (3.23%) Programme Management
4 1 (3.23%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (3.23%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.23%) Time Management
4 1 (3.23%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) Java
1 1 (3.23%) SQL
1 1 (3.23%) REXX
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.90%) MCP
2 4 (12.90%) Citrix Certification
2 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (12.90%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.23%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
1 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 14 (45.16%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.90%) Terminal Services
2 4 (12.90%) VMware Workstation
2 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 22 (70.97%) Microsoft
2 11 (35.48%) Citrix
3 4 (12.90%) VMware
4 2 (6.45%) Google
5 1 (3.23%) Adobe
5 1 (3.23%) Lotus
5 1 (3.23%) Apple
5 1 (3.23%) TOWER Software
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