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 25 May 2016 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 42 36 29
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -7
Contract jobs citing MS Office 65 63 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.56% 4.15% 4.43%
As % of the Applications category 34.21% 35.80% 30.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 26 25
Median daily rate £400 £183 £163
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+119.17% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £104 £135 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £375 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £290 £225
% change year-on-year
-0.86% +28.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 11
Median hourly rate £12.00 £13.50 £12.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.18 £11.25 £9.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £18.25 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £13.50 £14.21
% change year-on-year
+14.81% -4.99%
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
190 176 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.42% 11.59% 14.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 78 87
Median daily rate £386 £320 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.46% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £150 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £477 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.92% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 21 22
Median hourly rate £9.27 £13.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.33% -12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.18 £11.00 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £17.50 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -7.93%

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 25 May 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016.

MS Office Hourly Rate Histogram 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 25 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Rochdale -1 2 - - 1
Audenshaw 0 1 - -
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, 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 67 (59.29%) Microsoft
2 59 (52.21%) MS Excel
3 52 (46.02%) Windows
4 29 (25.66%) Finance
5 26 (23.01%) Active Directory
5 26 (23.01%) Windows 7
6 22 (19.47%) Windows XP
7 21 (18.58%) Mentoring
8 19 (16.81%) GAP Analysis
9 18 (15.93%) PeopleSoft
9 18 (15.93%) ITIL
9 18 (15.93%) Citrix
10 15 (13.27%) Microsoft Certification
11 14 (12.39%) Law
11 14 (12.39%) Blackberry
11 14 (12.39%) Document Management
12 13 (11.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 13 (11.50%) Stakeholder Management
13 12 (10.62%) Legal
13 12 (10.62%) MS PowerPoint
14 11 (9.73%) Banking
14 11 (9.73%) Analytical Skills
15 10 (8.85%) SQL
16 9 (7.96%) VMware
16 9 (7.96%) MCDST
17 8 (7.08%) MOS
17 8 (7.08%) Project Management
17 8 (7.08%) VPN
17 8 (7.08%) Windows Server
18 7 (6.19%) DNS

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 13 (11.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (4.42%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.42%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.54%) CMS
4 2 (1.77%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.77%) SAS
5 1 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.88%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.88%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.88%) WinCC
Applications
1 59 (52.21%) MS Excel
2 12 (10.62%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (6.19%) Photoshop
4 6 (5.31%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (3.54%) Fireworks
6 3 (2.65%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.88%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.88%) MS Project
7 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.31%) Office 365
2 4 (3.54%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.65%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (2.65%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.08%) VPN
2 7 (6.19%) DHCP
2 7 (6.19%) DNS
3 6 (5.31%) Extranet
4 5 (4.42%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.65%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (2.65%) iSCSI
5 3 (2.65%) VLAN
6 2 (1.77%) Ethernet
6 2 (1.77%) LAN
6 2 (1.77%) Network Security
6 2 (1.77%) WAN
6 2 (1.77%) Wireless
7 1 (0.88%) Firewall
7 1 (0.88%) Internet
7 1 (0.88%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.42%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.54%) Relational Database
2 4 (3.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.88%) DataStage
5 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.88%) MS Access
5 1 (0.88%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 6 (5.31%) MSI
2 1 (0.88%) HP UFT
2 1 (0.88%) LoadRunner
General
1 29 (25.66%) Finance
2 14 (12.39%) Law
3 12 (10.62%) Legal
4 11 (9.73%) Banking
5 5 (4.42%) French Language
5 5 (4.42%) Telecoms
6 4 (3.54%) German Language
7 3 (2.65%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.77%) Italian Language
8 2 (1.77%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.77%) Retail
8 2 (1.77%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.77%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.88%) Games
9 1 (0.88%) International Banking
9 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.88%) Local Government
9 1 (0.88%) Marketing
9 1 (0.88%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 42 (37.17%) Analyst
2 17 (15.04%) Service Analyst
2 17 (15.04%) Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (8.85%) 1st Line Support
3 10 (8.85%) Support Analyst
4 8 (7.08%) Desktop Support
5 7 (6.19%) Desktop Analyst
5 7 (6.19%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 6 (5.31%) Technical Support
7 5 (4.42%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (4.42%) Service Desk Support
7 5 (4.42%) Service Desk Support Analyst
7 5 (4.42%) Support Engineer
8 4 (3.54%) 1st Line Technical Support
8 4 (3.54%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
8 4 (3.54%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
8 4 (3.54%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 4 (3.54%) Designer
8 4 (3.54%) Web Designer
9 3 (2.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.54%) CSS
1 4 (3.54%) HTML
1 4 (3.54%) jQuery
2 2 (1.77%) .NET
3 1 (0.88%) MDX
3 1 (0.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.39%) Blackberry
2 11 (9.73%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.31%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.65%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.77%) Animation
5 2 (1.77%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.77%) e-Learning
5 2 (1.77%) Life Science
5 2 (1.77%) Statistics
5 2 (1.77%) Tandem
6 1 (0.88%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.88%) Health Informatics
6 1 (0.88%) Informatics
6 1 (0.88%) iPad
6 1 (0.88%) iPhone
6 1 (0.88%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.88%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.88%) NHS
6 1 (0.88%) Psychology
6 1 (0.88%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 52 (46.02%) Windows
2 26 (23.01%) Windows 7
3 22 (19.47%) Windows XP
4 8 (7.08%) Windows Server
5 6 (5.31%) Apple iOS
5 6 (5.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (4.42%) Windows 8
6 5 (4.42%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (4.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (3.54%) Linux
8 1 (0.88%) Android
8 1 (0.88%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (18.58%) Mentoring
2 19 (16.81%) GAP Analysis
3 18 (15.93%) ITIL
4 14 (12.39%) Document Management
5 13 (11.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (7.08%) Project Management
7 7 (6.19%) Problem Management
7 7 (6.19%) Risk Management
8 6 (5.31%) Application Discovery
9 5 (4.42%) Portfolio Management
9 5 (4.42%) Programme Management
10 4 (3.54%) CRM
10 4 (3.54%) ERP
10 4 (3.54%) ITIL V3
10 4 (3.54%) Web Design
11 3 (2.65%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (2.65%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
11 3 (2.65%) Process Improvement
11 3 (2.65%) Project Governance
11 3 (2.65%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.85%) SQL
2 6 (5.31%) C
2 6 (5.31%) JavaScript
2 6 (5.31%) PHP
3 4 (3.54%) Java
3 4 (3.54%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.65%) T-SQL
4 3 (2.65%) VB
5 2 (1.77%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (13.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (7.96%) MCDST
3 8 (7.08%) MOS
4 6 (5.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 5 (4.42%) MCP
6 4 (3.54%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (2.65%) CCNA
7 3 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.65%) Degree
7 3 (2.65%) MCSA
7 3 (2.65%) MCSE
7 3 (2.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.77%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.88%) CISA
9 1 (0.88%) CISM
9 1 (0.88%) OCP
9 1 (0.88%) PCI QSA
9 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.54%) PCI DSS
1 4 (3.54%) SLA
2 3 (2.65%) P3O
3 2 (1.77%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.88%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.88%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 26 (23.01%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.31%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (3.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.65%) NFS
4 3 (2.65%) vSphere
4 3 (2.65%) Xen
5 2 (1.77%) XenApp
6 1 (0.88%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 3 (2.65%) SCCM
2 2 (1.77%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.88%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.88%) SCOM
Vendors
1 67 (59.29%) Microsoft
2 18 (15.93%) Citrix
2 18 (15.93%) PeopleSoft
3 9 (7.96%) VMware
4 7 (6.19%) HP
5 6 (5.31%) Dell
6 3 (2.65%) IBM
6 3 (2.65%) NetApp
6 3 (2.65%) Oracle
6 3 (2.65%) SAP
7 2 (1.77%) Adobe
7 2 (1.77%) Apple
7 2 (1.77%) Cisco
7 2 (1.77%) Lotus
8 1 (0.88%) AppSense
8 1 (0.88%) Cognos
8 1 (0.88%) Qualys
8 1 (0.88%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.88%) Siemens
8 1 (0.88%) Symantec
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