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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 22 26 41
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +15
Contract jobs citing MS Office 92 68 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 6.55% 5.89% 3.52%
As % of the Applications category 50.00% 42.77% 36.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 42 13
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£281 £158 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% -42.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £110 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £370 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £198 £275
% change year-on-year
+33.64% -28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 7 11
Average hourly rate £13.00 £18.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.55 £8.60 £8.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.29 £62.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.87 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+0.93% +2.74%
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
184 159 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.10% 13.77% 9.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 85 38
Average daily rate £316 £273 £253
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.05% +7.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £120 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £385 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 15 20
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.25 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.88% +6.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.98 £9.25 £8.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £25.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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
Oldham +3 5 £250 - 1
Salford +2 3 - -
Stockport +5 2 - - 2
Wigan - 2 £250 - 1
Bolton - 2 £100 -
Altrincham - 1 - -
Bury - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 123 (74.55%) Microsoft
2 98 (59.39%) Windows
3 81 (49.09%) MS Excel
4 39 (23.64%) Windows 7
5 38 (23.03%) Finance
6 33 (20.00%) Active Directory
6 33 (20.00%) ITIL
7 27 (16.36%) Project Management
7 27 (16.36%) Analytical Skills
8 26 (15.76%) Windows XP
9 24 (14.55%) Citrix
10 21 (12.73%) Service Management
11 20 (12.12%) Business Analysis
12 19 (11.52%) MS Exchange
12 19 (11.52%) SQL
13 14 (8.48%) SLA
13 14 (8.48%) Change Management
13 14 (8.48%) Legal
14 13 (7.88%) Agile Software Development
14 13 (7.88%) Product Management
15 12 (7.27%) CICS
15 12 (7.27%) MS PowerPoint
16 11 (6.67%) Incident Management
16 11 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
17 10 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
17 10 (6.06%) Degree
17 10 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
17 10 (6.06%) SQL Server
17 10 (6.06%) MS Project
18 9 (5.45%) MS Visio

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 19 (11.52%) MS Exchange
2 12 (7.27%) CICS
3 8 (4.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (3.64%) IBM Notes
4 6 (3.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.21%) JBoss
7 1 (0.61%) WorkSite
7 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 81 (49.09%) MS Excel
2 12 (7.27%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (6.06%) MS Project
4 9 (5.45%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.61%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.61%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.61%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.61%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.61%) InDesign
5 1 (0.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (1.82%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (1.82%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.21%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.21%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (1.21%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.85%) VPN
2 7 (4.24%) Intranet
3 4 (2.42%) Firewall
4 3 (1.82%) WAN
5 2 (1.21%) Wireless
5 2 (1.21%) DSL
5 2 (1.21%) DVB
6 1 (0.61%) SAN
6 1 (0.61%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.61%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.61%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.42%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.42%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.42%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (2.42%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (2.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (2.42%) RDBMS
3 4 (2.42%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (2.42%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (2.42%) Easytrieve
3 4 (2.42%) SQLPlus
4 3 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.82%) MS Access
4 3 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.21%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 2 (1.21%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.21%) Oracle Discoverer
5 2 (1.21%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.42%) Oracle APEX
1 4 (2.42%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (1.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 38 (23.03%) Finance
2 14 (8.48%) Legal
3 5 (3.03%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.82%) Banking
4 3 (1.82%) Retail
5 2 (1.21%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.61%) Marketing
6 1 (0.61%) Automotive
6 1 (0.61%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 70 (42.42%) Analyst
2 32 (19.39%) Service Analyst
3 31 (18.79%) Service Desk Analyst
4 18 (10.91%) Business Analyst
5 13 (7.88%) 1st Line Support
6 8 (4.85%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (4.85%) Desktop Support
7 7 (4.24%) Developer
8 6 (3.64%) Help Desk Analyst
8 6 (3.64%) Help Desk Support
8 6 (3.64%) Team Leader
8 6 (3.64%) Architect
9 5 (3.03%) Support Engineer
9 5 (3.03%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (3.03%) Support Analyst
9 5 (3.03%) Server Engineer
9 5 (3.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (2.42%) Service Desk Team Leader
10 4 (2.42%) Mainframe Architect
10 4 (2.42%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.42%) .NET
2 3 (1.82%) HTML
3 2 (1.21%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (1.21%) LINQ
3 2 (1.21%) WPF
3 2 (1.21%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.21%) Web Services
3 2 (1.21%) XML
4 1 (0.61%) CSS
4 1 (0.61%) XMPP
4 1 (0.61%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 27 (16.36%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.85%) Management Information System
2 8 (4.85%) Blackberry
3 7 (4.24%) NHS
4 5 (3.03%) Mainframe
4 5 (3.03%) IBM Mainframe
5 4 (2.42%) iPad
5 4 (2.42%) VSAM
6 3 (1.82%) Informatics
6 3 (1.82%) Life Science
6 3 (1.82%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.21%) STB
7 2 (1.21%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.21%) IPTV
7 2 (1.21%) Statistics
8 1 (0.61%) PMI
8 1 (0.61%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.61%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.61%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.61%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 98 (59.39%) Windows
2 39 (23.64%) Windows 7
3 26 (15.76%) Windows XP
4 11 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (5.45%) Windows NT
7 6 (3.64%) Linux
8 4 (2.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (2.42%) Windows 8
8 4 (2.42%) Windows Vista
8 4 (2.42%) VMS
8 4 (2.42%) Windows 2000
9 3 (1.82%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.21%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (1.21%) NetWare
10 2 (1.21%) HPUX
11 1 (0.61%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.61%) Android
11 1 (0.61%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (20.00%) ITIL
2 27 (16.36%) Project Management
3 21 (12.73%) Service Management
4 20 (12.12%) Business Analysis
5 14 (8.48%) Change Management
6 13 (7.88%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (7.88%) Product Management
7 11 (6.67%) Incident Management
8 9 (5.45%) Programme Management
8 9 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (5.45%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (4.24%) PRINCE2
9 7 (4.24%) Scrum
9 7 (4.24%) Problem Management
10 6 (3.64%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (3.03%) Migration
12 4 (2.42%) Unit Testing
12 4 (2.42%) Change Control
12 4 (2.42%) Coaching
12 4 (2.42%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 19 (11.52%) SQL
2 5 (3.03%) T-SQL
3 4 (2.42%) PL/SQL
3 4 (2.42%) C#
3 4 (2.42%) COBOL
3 4 (2.42%) JCL
3 4 (2.42%) REXX
3 4 (2.42%) Assembly Language
4 3 (1.82%) VB
5 2 (1.21%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.21%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.21%) XAML
5 2 (1.21%) X++
5 2 (1.21%) Java
5 2 (1.21%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.21%) VBScript
5 2 (1.21%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.61%) C
6 1 (0.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (6.06%) Degree
2 7 (4.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (3.03%) CCA
3 5 (3.03%) Citrix Certification
3 5 (3.03%) CCEA
3 5 (3.03%) CCIA
3 5 (3.03%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (2.42%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.82%) BC Cleared
6 2 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.61%) PMP
7 1 (0.61%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.61%) MCP
7 1 (0.61%) MCSE
7 1 (0.61%) CISSP
7 1 (0.61%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.48%) SLA
2 7 (4.24%) QA
3 1 (0.61%) GAMP
3 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 33 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.24%) XenDesktop
3 5 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.03%) XenServer
3 5 (3.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 4 (2.42%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.61%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (1.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 3 (1.82%) SCCM
2 2 (1.21%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (0.61%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 123 (74.55%) Microsoft
2 24 (14.55%) Citrix
3 8 (4.85%) Oracle
4 6 (3.64%) VMware
4 6 (3.64%) HP
4 6 (3.64%) Lotus
5 5 (3.03%) IBM
6 4 (2.42%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.82%) Cisco
8 2 (1.21%) EPiServer
8 2 (1.21%) hybris
8 2 (1.21%) LANDesk
8 2 (1.21%) Novell
8 2 (1.21%) Avaya
9 1 (0.61%) Apple
9 1 (0.61%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.61%) Symantec
9 1 (0.61%) Remedy
9 1 (0.61%) Sun
9 1 (0.61%) SAP
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