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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 31 37 32
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -5
Contract jobs citing MS Office 83 55 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 5.44% 4.27% 4.54%
As % of the Applications category 44.62% 29.89% 28.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 27 19
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.81% -6.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £115 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £378 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £253 £275
% change year-on-year
+14.85% -8.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 13
Average hourly rate £12.25 £10.14 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.86% -18.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.27 £9.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £13.63 £24.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.70 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-2.14% -
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
186 184 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.19% 14.29% 16.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 103 58
Average daily rate £288 £342 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.93% +9.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £163 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 17 22
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.91 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.15% -18.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.27 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £28.75 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -

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 1 July 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 1 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Cheadle - 2 - -
Stockport - 2 £175 - 3
Bolton -2 1 £1,000 -
Wigan - 1 - - 1
Oldham - 1 £140 - 1
Rochdale - 1 - -
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 92 (63.89%) Microsoft
2 83 (57.64%) Windows
3 68 (47.22%) MS Excel
4 52 (36.11%) Windows 7
5 51 (35.42%) ITIL
6 43 (29.86%) Finance
7 33 (22.92%) Active Directory
8 25 (17.36%) Windows XP
9 23 (15.97%) Microsoft Certification
10 19 (13.19%) Incident Management
11 15 (10.42%) MS PowerPoint
11 15 (10.42%) Banking
11 15 (10.42%) Security Cleared
11 15 (10.42%) SLA
11 15 (10.42%) MS Project
11 15 (10.42%) SQL
11 15 (10.42%) Legal
12 14 (9.72%) Project Management
12 14 (9.72%) MS Exchange
13 13 (9.03%) Windows Server 2008
14 12 (8.33%) PRINCE2
14 12 (8.33%) Migration
14 12 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
15 11 (7.64%) Windows Server 2003
15 11 (7.64%) SharePoint
15 11 (7.64%) MCITP
16 10 (6.94%) SCCM
16 10 (6.94%) Law
16 10 (6.94%) Change Management
16 10 (6.94%) Service Management

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 14 (9.72%) MS Exchange
2 11 (7.64%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.78%) CICS
5 2 (1.39%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.39%) Lync
5 2 (1.39%) SAS
6 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.69%) Documentum
6 1 (0.69%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.69%) WorkSite
Applications
1 68 (47.22%) MS Excel
2 15 (10.42%) MS PowerPoint
2 15 (10.42%) MS Project
3 2 (1.39%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.78%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.69%) SAP R/3
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.17%) Office 365
2 1 (0.69%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.56%) TCP/IP
2 6 (4.17%) LAN
2 6 (4.17%) WAN
2 6 (4.17%) Intranet
3 5 (3.47%) Firewall
4 3 (2.08%) Internet
4 3 (2.08%) IP Telephony
4 3 (2.08%) DHCP
5 2 (1.39%) VPN
5 2 (1.39%) DNS
5 2 (1.39%) SAN
5 2 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.69%) Wireless
6 1 (0.69%) Extranet
6 1 (0.69%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.69%) WebEx
6 1 (0.69%) OpenScape
6 1 (0.69%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.69%) VoIP
6 1 (0.69%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.86%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (3.47%) MS Access
4 4 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (2.78%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 3 (2.08%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.69%) Base SAS
7 1 (0.69%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (0.69%) MySQL
7 1 (0.69%) OLAP
7 1 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.69%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (0.69%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 4 (2.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 43 (29.86%) Finance
2 15 (10.42%) Legal
2 15 (10.42%) Banking
3 10 (6.94%) Law
4 7 (4.86%) Telecoms
5 6 (4.17%) Retail
6 4 (2.78%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.39%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.69%) Back Office
8 1 (0.69%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.69%) Billing
8 1 (0.69%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.69%) Marketing
8 1 (0.69%) French Language
8 1 (0.69%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.69%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 63 (43.75%) Analyst
2 30 (20.83%) Service Analyst
3 25 (17.36%) Service Desk Analyst
4 15 (10.42%) Support Engineer
4 15 (10.42%) Support Analyst
5 14 (9.72%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (6.25%) Help Desk Analyst
7 8 (5.56%) Project Manager
7 8 (5.56%) Team Leader
7 8 (5.56%) Technical Team Leader
7 8 (5.56%) Service Desk Team Leader
8 7 (4.86%) 1st Line Support
8 7 (4.86%) Help Desk Support
9 6 (4.17%) Field Engineer
9 6 (4.17%) Developer
9 6 (4.17%) PMO Analyst
10 5 (3.47%) PC Support
10 5 (3.47%) Field Support Engineer
10 5 (3.47%) Desktop Support
10 5 (3.47%) Field Service Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.69%) HTML
1 1 (0.69%) SOAP
1 1 (0.69%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.17%) Blackberry
3 4 (2.78%) Thin Client
3 4 (2.78%) Handset
3 4 (2.78%) Data Structures
3 4 (2.78%) Fat Client
4 3 (2.08%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.08%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.08%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.39%) Statistics
5 2 (1.39%) NHS
5 2 (1.39%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (0.69%) User Experience
6 1 (0.69%) Life Science
6 1 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.69%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.69%) Grid Computing
6 1 (0.69%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 83 (57.64%) Windows
2 52 (36.11%) Windows 7
3 25 (17.36%) Windows XP
4 13 (9.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (7.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (4.17%) Apple iOS
7 5 (3.47%) Windows NT
8 4 (2.78%) Windows Mobile
8 4 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.39%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.39%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (1.39%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.69%) Android
10 1 (0.69%) UNIX
10 1 (0.69%) AIX
10 1 (0.69%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (35.42%) ITIL
2 19 (13.19%) Incident Management
3 14 (9.72%) Project Management
4 12 (8.33%) PRINCE2
4 12 (8.33%) Migration
5 10 (6.94%) Change Management
5 10 (6.94%) Service Management
6 9 (6.25%) Document Management
6 9 (6.25%) ITIL V3
7 8 (5.56%) Problem Management
8 5 (3.47%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (2.78%) ETL
9 4 (2.78%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (2.78%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (2.78%) System Testing
9 4 (2.78%) Test Strategy
9 4 (2.78%) Kimball Methodology
9 4 (2.78%) Data Transformation
9 4 (2.78%) Target Operating Model
10 3 (2.08%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 15 (10.42%) SQL
2 7 (4.86%) VBA
3 3 (2.08%) VB
4 1 (0.69%) PHP
4 1 (0.69%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 23 (15.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (10.42%) Security Cleared
3 11 (7.64%) MCITP
4 9 (6.25%) MCDST
5 8 (5.56%) A+ Certification
5 8 (5.56%) MOS
6 7 (4.86%) SC Cleared
6 7 (4.86%) MCSA
7 6 (4.17%) MCP
8 5 (3.47%) Degree
9 3 (2.08%) MCSE
10 2 (1.39%) CCNA
10 2 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.69%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.69%) CCNP
11 1 (0.69%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.69%) CCENT
11 1 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.42%) SLA
2 2 (1.39%) QA
2 2 (1.39%) P3O
3 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 33 (22.92%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.47%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.39%) XenApp
4 2 (1.39%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.69%) vSphere
5 1 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 10 (6.94%) SCCM
2 2 (1.39%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (1.39%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.69%) WSUS
3 1 (0.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 92 (63.89%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.56%) VMware
3 7 (4.86%) Veeam
3 7 (4.86%) Citrix
4 5 (3.47%) HP
4 5 (3.47%) Cisco
5 4 (2.78%) Oracle
5 4 (2.78%) SAP
5 4 (2.78%) Cognos
5 4 (2.78%) Apple
6 3 (2.08%) Symantec
6 3 (2.08%) Dell
6 3 (2.08%) McAfee
6 3 (2.08%) Wyse
7 2 (1.39%) Lotus
7 2 (1.39%) Sophos
7 2 (1.39%) IBM
8 1 (0.69%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.69%) Remedy
8 1 (0.69%) CheckPoint
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