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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 18 17 17
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing MS Office 8 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 4.55% 3.10% 6.92%
As % of the Applications category 72.73% 40.00% 47.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 9
Average daily rate
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£108 £190 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.42% -49.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £102 £158 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £222 £569
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £220 £281
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -21.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
Average hourly rate £15.50 - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.29 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-5.07% +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
11 10 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 6.25% 7.75% 14.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 12
Average daily rate £115 £230 £455
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% -49.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £203 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £375 £573
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
Average hourly rate £13.25 - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -1.63%

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 26 January 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 11 (78.57%) Windows
1 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 10 (71.43%) Windows 7
3 8 (57.14%) MS Excel
3 8 (57.14%) Windows XP
4 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (42.86%) Citrix
5 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (21.43%) Internet
7 2 (14.29%) Project Management
7 2 (14.29%) NHS
8 1 (7.14%) Thin Client
8 1 (7.14%) Adobe
8 1 (7.14%) Cerner
8 1 (7.14%) Lotus
8 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
8 1 (7.14%) LAN
8 1 (7.14%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (7.14%) IBM Notes
8 1 (7.14%) MS Project
8 1 (7.14%) ITIL
8 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
8 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (7.14%) TOWER Software
8 1 (7.14%) VMware
8 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
8 1 (7.14%) QA
8 1 (7.14%) Fat Client
8 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 1 (7.14%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 8 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
2 1 (7.14%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) Internet
2 1 (7.14%) LAN
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dreamweaver
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Support Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (21.43%) Service Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Desktop Support
4 2 (14.29%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Trainer
5 1 (7.14%) Programme Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (7.14%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Desktop Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) NHS
2 1 (7.14%) Thin Client
2 1 (7.14%) Fat Client
2 1 (7.14%) iPhone
2 1 (7.14%) iPad
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 10 (71.43%) Windows 7
3 8 (57.14%) Windows XP
4 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
2 1 (7.14%) ITIL
2 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 6 (42.86%) Citrix
3 1 (7.14%) Cerner
3 1 (7.14%) Lotus
3 1 (7.14%) TOWER Software
3 1 (7.14%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) Adobe