The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office
North West / Manchester
Rank 54 43 25
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -18
Contract jobs citing MS Office 36 64 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.58% 3.32% 5.95%
As % of the Applications category 29.75% 34.04% 47.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 31 47
Median daily rate £220 £325 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.30% +20.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £119 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £425 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +11.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 22
Median hourly rate £14.00 £13.60 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.97% +4.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £10.56 £9.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.88 £17.50 £16.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.71 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-9.21% +3.70%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Applications Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
121 188 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 8.67% 9.75% 12.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 117 108
Median daily rate £335 £300 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 31
Median hourly rate £13.50 £17.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% +34.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.50 £9.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.73 £40.00 £16.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.48 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-12.24% +10.00%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing MS Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

MS Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

MS Office
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 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
Oldham +4 2 - - 1
Bolton +1 2 £339 +28.95%
Stockport - 1 - - 2
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 54 (65.85%) Microsoft
2 38 (46.34%) Windows
3 31 (37.80%) MS Excel
4 23 (28.05%) Active Directory
5 19 (23.17%) Windows 7
6 16 (19.51%) ITIL
7 15 (18.29%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (15.85%) Finance
9 11 (13.41%) Migration
9 11 (13.41%) Windows Server
10 10 (12.20%) SQL Server
10 10 (12.20%) SQL
11 9 (10.98%) SharePoint
11 9 (10.98%) MS Exchange
11 9 (10.98%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (9.76%) Citrix
12 8 (9.76%) SAN
12 8 (9.76%) Cisco
12 8 (9.76%) Windows XP
12 8 (9.76%) VMware
13 7 (8.54%) Change Management
13 7 (8.54%) DNS
13 7 (8.54%) HP
13 7 (8.54%) Dell
13 7 (8.54%) Windows 10
14 6 (7.32%) LAN
14 6 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
14 6 (7.32%) Legal
14 6 (7.32%) Project Management
14 6 (7.32%) SCCM

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 9 (10.98%) MS Exchange
1 9 (10.98%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.10%) Skype for Business
3 4 (4.88%) IBM Notes
4 3 (3.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (3.66%) CMS
5 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.22%) CICS
Applications
1 31 (37.80%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.10%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (3.66%) MS Project
4 2 (2.44%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.22%) Camtasia
5 1 (1.22%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Visualfiles
2 1 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.22%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.10%) Office 365
2 3 (3.66%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.22%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (1.22%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.76%) SAN
2 7 (8.54%) DNS
3 6 (7.32%) LAN
4 5 (6.10%) DHCP
4 5 (6.10%) Firewall
4 5 (6.10%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (4.88%) NAS
5 4 (4.88%) TCP/IP
5 4 (4.88%) VLAN
5 4 (4.88%) VPN
6 3 (3.66%) Intranet
6 3 (3.66%) WAN
7 2 (2.44%) 3G
7 2 (2.44%) IP Telephony
7 2 (2.44%) IPv4
7 2 (2.44%) Network Security
7 2 (2.44%) SSL
7 2 (2.44%) Unified Communications
7 2 (2.44%) VoIP
7 2 (2.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.66%) MySQL
4 2 (2.44%) MS Access
4 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.22%) DB2
5 1 (1.22%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Fiddler
1 1 (1.22%) Firebug
1 1 (1.22%) JIRA
1 1 (1.22%) JMeter
1 1 (1.22%) LoadRunner
1 1 (1.22%) Selenium
1 1 (1.22%) The Grinder
1 1 (1.22%) Toad
General
1 13 (15.85%) Finance
2 6 (7.32%) Banking
2 6 (7.32%) Legal
3 2 (2.44%) Law
4 1 (1.22%) Electronics
4 1 (1.22%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (35.37%) Analyst
2 8 (9.76%) 2nd Line Support
2 8 (9.76%) Service Analyst
3 7 (8.54%) Desktop Support
3 7 (8.54%) Support Analyst
4 6 (7.32%) Support Engineer
5 5 (6.10%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 4 (4.88%) Applications Packager
6 4 (4.88%) Architect
6 4 (4.88%) Developer
6 4 (4.88%) Field Engineer
6 4 (4.88%) IT Support
6 4 (4.88%) IT Trainer
6 4 (4.88%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (4.88%) Service Desk Engineer
6 4 (4.88%) Trainer
7 3 (3.66%) Consultant
7 3 (3.66%) IT Analyst
7 3 (3.66%) Principal Consultant
7 3 (3.66%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.88%) .NET
2 3 (3.66%) HTML
3 1 (1.22%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.22%) SOAP
3 1 (1.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.29%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.10%) IVR
3 3 (3.66%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.66%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.66%) Fintech
3 3 (3.66%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.44%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.44%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.44%) Handset
4 2 (2.44%) iPhone
4 2 (2.44%) Taxonomies
4 2 (2.44%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.22%) CMDB
5 1 (1.22%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.22%) Reinsurance
5 1 (1.22%) VSAM
5 1 (1.22%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 38 (46.34%) Windows
2 19 (23.17%) Windows 7
3 11 (13.41%) Windows Server
4 9 (10.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (9.76%) Windows XP
6 7 (8.54%) Windows 10
7 5 (6.10%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (4.88%) Windows 8
9 3 (3.66%) Apple iOS
9 3 (3.66%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (2.44%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.22%) Linux
11 1 (1.22%) Unix
11 1 (1.22%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (19.51%) ITIL
2 11 (13.41%) Migration
3 7 (8.54%) Change Management
4 6 (7.32%) Project Management
4 6 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (6.10%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (6.10%) PRINCE2
5 5 (6.10%) Service Management
6 4 (4.88%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (4.88%) ERP
6 4 (4.88%) Mentoring
6 4 (4.88%) Time Management
7 3 (3.66%) Content Management
7 3 (3.66%) CRM
7 3 (3.66%) Problem Management
7 3 (3.66%) Process Management
7 3 (3.66%) Service Delivery
7 3 (3.66%) Supplier Management
7 3 (3.66%) Validation
7 3 (3.66%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.20%) SQL
2 5 (6.10%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.44%) VBScript
4 1 (1.22%) ANSI SQL
4 1 (1.22%) C
4 1 (1.22%) COBOL
4 1 (1.22%) JCL
4 1 (1.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (6.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.66%) Degree
2 3 (3.66%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.44%) CCNA
3 2 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.44%) MCP
3 2 (2.44%) MCSE
4 1 (1.22%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.22%) ISEB
4 1 (1.22%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.22%) MCDST
4 1 (1.22%) MCSA
4 1 (1.22%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.88%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.66%) SLA
3 1 (1.22%) QA
System Software
1 23 (28.05%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (2.44%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (2.44%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (2.44%) VMware ESX
3 2 (2.44%) vSphere
3 2 (2.44%) XenApp
3 2 (2.44%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.22%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.22%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.22%) NFS
4 1 (1.22%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (7.32%) SCCM
2 2 (2.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (2.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.22%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (1.22%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 54 (65.85%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.76%) Cisco
2 8 (9.76%) Citrix
2 8 (9.76%) VMware
3 7 (8.54%) Dell
3 7 (8.54%) HP
4 4 (4.88%) Lotus
4 4 (4.88%) Oracle
4 4 (4.88%) Webroot
5 2 (2.44%) Apple
5 2 (2.44%) iManage
5 2 (2.44%) Motorola
5 2 (2.44%) NetApp
5 2 (2.44%) SAP
5 2 (2.44%) Sophos
5 2 (2.44%) Verint
6 1 (1.22%) Avaya
6 1 (1.22%) Intel Security
6 1 (1.22%) Remedy
6 1 (1.22%) Samsung
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