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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 30 30 33
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs citing MS Office 86 68 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 4.58% 5.20% 4.44%
As % of the Applications category 40.95% 41.98% 34.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 34 17
Average daily rate
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£325 £319 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% +15.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £116 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £289 £300 £260
% change year-on-year
-3.75% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 15
Average hourly rate £12.00 £15.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.28 £9.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.89 £18.15 £18.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.45 £14.00 £14.22
% change year-on-year
+3.21% -1.54%
MS Office
North West

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
210 162 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.19% 12.39% 12.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 108 62
Average daily rate £325 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 14 27
Average hourly rate £12.75 £14.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.06% +7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.28 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.95 £18.15 £25.00
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 Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 31 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford +6 1 - -
Oldham 0 1 £140 - 1
Rochdale - 1 - - 3
Stockport - 1 £175 - 2
Wigan - 1 - - 1
Bury - 1 - -
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 99 (65.13%) Microsoft
2 81 (53.29%) Windows
3 73 (48.03%) MS Excel
4 53 (34.87%) Windows 7
5 46 (30.26%) Finance
6 40 (26.32%) ITIL
7 26 (17.11%) Active Directory
8 22 (14.47%) Windows XP
9 21 (13.82%) Microsoft Certification
10 19 (12.50%) Banking
10 19 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
11 18 (11.84%) PRINCE2
12 16 (10.53%) SharePoint
12 16 (10.53%) Security Cleared
13 15 (9.87%) Incident Management
14 14 (9.21%) Windows Server 2008
14 14 (9.21%) MS Project
14 14 (9.21%) Legal
15 13 (8.55%) Project Management
15 13 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
16 12 (7.89%) Migration
17 11 (7.24%) Programme Management
17 11 (7.24%) SQL
17 11 (7.24%) MCITP
18 10 (6.58%) User Acceptance Testing
18 10 (6.58%) SCCM
18 10 (6.58%) SLA
18 10 (6.58%) Law
18 10 (6.58%) Change Management
19 9 (5.92%) VMware

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 16 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.61%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.29%) SAS
4 4 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.32%) Lync
5 2 (1.32%) WorkSite
5 2 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.32%) CICS
5 2 (1.32%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.66%) JBoss
6 1 (0.66%) Documentum
6 1 (0.66%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.66%) Drupal
6 1 (0.66%) WordPress
6 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 73 (48.03%) MS Excel
2 19 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 14 (9.21%) MS Project
4 5 (3.29%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.97%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.32%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (1.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (0.66%) SAP R/3
1 1 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.95%) Office 365
2 1 (0.66%) MailChimp
2 1 (0.66%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.26%) Intranet
2 6 (3.95%) LAN
2 6 (3.95%) WAN
3 4 (2.63%) DHCP
3 4 (2.63%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.63%) VPN
3 4 (2.63%) Internet
4 3 (1.97%) Firewall
5 2 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.32%) Wireless
5 2 (1.32%) WebEx
5 2 (1.32%) DNS
5 2 (1.32%) SAN
5 2 (1.32%) VoIP
6 1 (0.66%) WLAN
6 1 (0.66%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.66%) OpenScape
6 1 (0.66%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.63%) MS Access
3 3 (1.97%) OLAP
3 3 (1.97%) Base SAS
3 3 (1.97%) OLAP Cube
4 2 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.32%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (0.66%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.66%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.66%) Eclipse
1 1 (0.66%) JIRA
1 1 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.66%) JProfiler
General
1 46 (30.26%) Finance
2 19 (12.50%) Banking
3 14 (9.21%) Legal
4 10 (6.58%) Law
5 8 (5.26%) Retail
6 5 (3.29%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.63%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.63%) Marketing
8 2 (1.32%) French Language
8 2 (1.32%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.66%) Back Office
9 1 (0.66%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.66%) Billing
9 1 (0.66%) Local Government
9 1 (0.66%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.66%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.66%) German Language
9 1 (0.66%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.66%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.66%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 60 (39.47%) Analyst
2 22 (14.47%) Service Analyst
3 19 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
4 16 (10.53%) Support Engineer
5 12 (7.89%) 2nd Line Support
6 11 (7.24%) Project Manager
7 9 (5.92%) Support Analyst
8 8 (5.26%) Team Leader
8 8 (5.26%) Technical Team Leader
8 8 (5.26%) PMO Analyst
8 8 (5.26%) Service Desk Team Leader
9 7 (4.61%) Help Desk Analyst
9 7 (4.61%) 1st Line Support
10 6 (3.95%) Field Engineer
11 5 (3.29%) Field Service Engineer
11 5 (3.29%) Administrator
11 5 (3.29%) 3rd Line Support
11 5 (3.29%) Consultant
11 5 (3.29%) Desktop Support
11 5 (3.29%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.61%) HTML
2 4 (2.63%) CSS
2 4 (2.63%) XML
3 1 (0.66%) XSLT
3 1 (0.66%) XHTML
3 1 (0.66%) Java EE
3 1 (0.66%) WPF
3 1 (0.66%) Silverlight
3 1 (0.66%) HTML5
3 1 (0.66%) CSS3
3 1 (0.66%) Natural Language Processing
3 1 (0.66%) SOAP
3 1 (0.66%) .NET
3 1 (0.66%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.29%) NHS
3 4 (2.63%) Thin Client
3 4 (2.63%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.63%) Fat Client
3 4 (2.63%) User Experience
4 3 (1.97%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.97%) Life Science
4 3 (1.97%) Grid Computing
4 3 (1.97%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.32%) VSAM
5 2 (1.32%) Handset
5 2 (1.32%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.32%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.32%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (1.32%) Statistics
5 2 (1.32%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.66%) Social Media
6 1 (0.66%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 81 (53.29%) Windows
2 53 (34.87%) Windows 7
3 22 (14.47%) Windows XP
4 14 (9.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (5.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (3.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.63%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.97%) UNIX
8 3 (1.97%) AIX
9 2 (1.32%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (1.32%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.66%) Android
10 1 (0.66%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.66%) zOS
10 1 (0.66%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.66%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.66%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (26.32%) ITIL
2 18 (11.84%) PRINCE2
3 15 (9.87%) Incident Management
4 13 (8.55%) Project Management
5 12 (7.89%) Migration
6 11 (7.24%) Programme Management
7 10 (6.58%) Change Management
7 10 (6.58%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (5.92%) ITIL V3
8 9 (5.92%) Document Management
9 7 (4.61%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (3.95%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (3.95%) Problem Management
11 5 (3.29%) Project Planning
11 5 (3.29%) System Testing
11 5 (3.29%) Test Strategy
12 4 (2.63%) Test Management
12 4 (2.63%) Data Analysis
12 4 (2.63%) Supplier Management
12 4 (2.63%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (7.24%) SQL
2 3 (1.97%) VB
2 3 (1.97%) VBA
3 2 (1.32%) JCL
3 2 (1.32%) COBOL
3 2 (1.32%) PHP
4 1 (0.66%) C#
4 1 (0.66%) Java
4 1 (0.66%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.66%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.66%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (13.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 11 (7.24%) MCITP
4 8 (5.26%) MOS
4 8 (5.26%) MCDST
4 8 (5.26%) A+ Certification
5 7 (4.61%) MCSA
5 7 (4.61%) SC Cleared
6 5 (3.29%) Degree
7 4 (2.63%) MCP
8 2 (1.32%) MCSE
8 2 (1.32%) CCNA
8 2 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.66%) CCENT
9 1 (0.66%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 1 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.66%) CCNP
9 1 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.66%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.58%) SLA
2 3 (1.97%) QA
3 2 (1.32%) P3O
4 1 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 26 (17.11%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.29%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.97%) XenApp
4 3 (1.97%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.66%) vSphere
5 1 (0.66%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 10 (6.58%) SCCM
2 1 (0.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.66%) WSUS
Vendors
1 99 (65.13%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.92%) Citrix
2 9 (5.92%) VMware
3 8 (5.26%) Dell
4 7 (4.61%) Veeam
5 6 (3.95%) SAP
6 4 (2.63%) IBM
7 3 (1.97%) HP
7 3 (1.97%) Wyse
7 3 (1.97%) McAfee
7 3 (1.97%) Cisco
8 2 (1.32%) Adobe
8 2 (1.32%) Interwoven
8 2 (1.32%) Sophos
8 2 (1.32%) Lotus
8 2 (1.32%) LANDesk
9 1 (0.66%) WatchGuard
9 1 (0.66%) Polycom
9 1 (0.66%) Acronis
9 1 (0.66%) Lumension
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