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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 22 25 19
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -6
Contract jobs citing MS Office 14 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 4.78% 3.14% 5.59%
As % of the Applications category 56.00% 24.00% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 8
Average daily rate
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£158 £200 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.25% -52.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £363 £521
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £300 £256
% change year-on-year
-4.16% +17.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £14.25 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.83% -10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.22
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -1.54%
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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
25 25 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 8.53% 13.09% 12.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 15
Average daily rate £218 £404 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.09% -5.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £238 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £410 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
Average hourly rate £14.00 £18.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.22 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-1.46% -1.79%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 33 (82.50%) Microsoft
2 23 (57.50%) Windows
3 15 (37.50%) MS Excel
4 14 (35.00%) Active Directory
5 12 (30.00%) Windows 7
6 8 (20.00%) Office 365
7 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (17.50%) DHCP
7 7 (17.50%) Citrix
7 7 (17.50%) SharePoint
8 6 (15.00%) LAN
8 6 (15.00%) WAN
8 6 (15.00%) Citrix Certification
8 6 (15.00%) DNS
8 6 (15.00%) ITIL
8 6 (15.00%) MCP
8 6 (15.00%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (15.00%) Thin Client
8 6 (15.00%) Terminal Services
8 6 (15.00%) Windows 8
8 6 (15.00%) Fat Client
8 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (15.00%) VMware
8 6 (15.00%) VMware Workstation
8 6 (15.00%) Google
8 6 (15.00%) Google Apps
9 5 (12.50%) OneDrive
9 5 (12.50%) Android
9 5 (12.50%) Apple iOS
9 5 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 7 (17.50%) SharePoint
2 5 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (7.50%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.50%) SAS
4 1 (2.50%) CICS
4 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.50%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (2.50%) IIS
4 1 (2.50%) MQSeries
Applications
1 15 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.50%) MS Project
3 2 (5.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (20.00%) Office 365
2 6 (15.00%) Google Apps
3 5 (12.50%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.50%) DHCP
2 6 (15.00%) LAN
2 6 (15.00%) WAN
2 6 (15.00%) DNS
3 4 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.50%) SSH
4 1 (2.50%) NAS
4 1 (2.50%) SSL
4 1 (2.50%) SAN
4 1 (2.50%) Internet
4 1 (2.50%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) DB2
2 1 (2.50%) MS Access
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle APEX
General
1 3 (7.50%) Retail
2 2 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.50%) Billing
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Analyst
2 7 (17.50%) Administrator
3 6 (15.00%) Desktop Administrator
4 5 (12.50%) Service Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (7.50%) Training Manager
6 3 (7.50%) Support Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Service Desk Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) PMO Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) IT Trainer
7 2 (5.00%) Account Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Trainer
7 2 (5.00%) Programme Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Desktop Support
8 1 (2.50%) Business Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) Help Desk Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) HTML
1 1 (2.50%) Middleware
1 1 (2.50%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Thin Client
1 6 (15.00%) Fat Client
2 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.00%) Informatics
3 1 (2.50%) NHS
3 1 (2.50%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.50%) AS400
3 1 (2.50%) Clustering
3 1 (2.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 23 (57.50%) Windows
2 12 (30.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (15.00%) Windows 8
4 5 (12.50%) Apple iOS
4 5 (12.50%) Mac OS
4 5 (12.50%) Windows XP
4 5 (12.50%) Android
5 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.50%) UNIX
6 1 (2.50%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.50%) zOS
6 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.00%) ITIL
2 3 (7.50%) ITSM
2 3 (7.50%) Programme Management
2 3 (7.50%) Service Management
3 2 (5.00%) Change Management
3 2 (5.00%) Time Management
3 2 (5.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (5.00%) CRM
3 2 (5.00%) Project Governance
3 2 (5.00%) Project Management
4 1 (2.50%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (2.50%) Performance Engineering
4 1 (2.50%) Line Management
4 1 (2.50%) People Management
4 1 (2.50%) SDLC
4 1 (2.50%) Dashboard Development
4 1 (2.50%) Data Modelling
4 1 (2.50%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (2.50%) Security Management
4 1 (2.50%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.50%) SQL
2 2 (5.00%) REXX
3 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.50%) JCL
3 1 (2.50%) CLIST
3 1 (2.50%) VBScript
3 1 (2.50%) VB
3 1 (2.50%) Assembly Language
3 1 (2.50%) Java
3 1 (2.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (15.00%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (15.00%) MCP
2 6 (15.00%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.00%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (35.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (15.00%) Terminal Services
2 6 (15.00%) VMware Workstation
2 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.50%) vSphere
3 1 (2.50%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (2.50%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 1 (2.50%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) OMEGAMON
1 1 (2.50%) zSecure
Vendors
1 33 (82.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.50%) Citrix
3 6 (15.00%) VMware
3 6 (15.00%) Google
4 3 (7.50%) Apple
5 1 (2.50%) CA
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle
5 1 (2.50%) Sybase
5 1 (2.50%) IBM