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 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 20 33 40
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +7
Contract jobs citing MS Office 98 53 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 6.76% 4.76% 3.55%
As % of the Applications category 52.69% 36.55% 41.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 27 15
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£275 £220 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -10.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £110 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £373 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £254 £210 £275
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -23.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 9 13
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.98 £8.80 £8.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.43 £43.28 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -
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
186 145 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.84% 13.03% 8.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 77 39
Average daily rate £313 £284 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.89% +16.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £135 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £396 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 16 18
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.04 £9.70 £8.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.72 £26.60 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.80 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+2.06% -3.33%

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 25 November 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 25 November 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 25 November 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 0 8 £285 - 1
Stockport +6 2 - - 4
Salford +2 2 - -
Wigan - 2 £250 -
Bolton - 2 £100 - 1
Altrincham - 1 - - 2
Bury - - - -
Cheadle - - - - 1
Rochdale - - - -
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 November 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.

1 124 (74.25%) Microsoft
2 106 (63.47%) Windows
3 81 (48.50%) MS Excel
4 44 (26.35%) Windows 7
5 41 (24.55%) Finance
6 35 (20.96%) Active Directory
7 34 (20.36%) ITIL
7 34 (20.36%) Analytical Skills
8 32 (19.16%) Project Management
9 27 (16.17%) Business Analysis
10 26 (15.57%) Windows XP
11 21 (12.57%) Service Management
11 21 (12.57%) Citrix
12 18 (10.78%) Product Management
13 17 (10.18%) MS Exchange
14 14 (8.38%) CICS
14 14 (8.38%) SLA
15 13 (7.78%) SQL
15 13 (7.78%) Legal
15 13 (7.78%) Change Management
16 12 (7.19%) MS Project
17 11 (6.59%) MS PowerPoint
18 10 (5.99%) Agile Software Development
18 10 (5.99%) Stakeholder Management
18 10 (5.99%) Windows Server 2008
18 10 (5.99%) Windows Server 2003
18 10 (5.99%) MS Visio
18 10 (5.99%) Windows NT
19 9 (5.39%) Degree
19 9 (5.39%) Programme Management

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 17 (10.18%) MS Exchange
2 14 (8.38%) CICS
3 6 (3.59%) IBM Notes
3 6 (3.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 6 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.60%) WorkSite
5 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 81 (48.50%) MS Excel
2 12 (7.19%) MS Project
3 11 (6.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (5.99%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.60%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.60%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.60%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.60%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 3 (1.80%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (1.80%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.20%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.80%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.79%) VPN
2 5 (2.99%) Intranet
3 3 (1.80%) Wireless
3 3 (1.80%) Firewall
4 2 (1.20%) LAN
4 2 (1.20%) WAN
4 2 (1.20%) DSL
4 2 (1.20%) DVB
5 1 (0.60%) SAN
5 1 (0.60%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.79%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.40%) Easytrieve
4 3 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.80%) MS Access
5 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 41 (24.55%) Finance
2 13 (7.78%) Legal
3 5 (2.99%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.80%) Retail
5 2 (1.20%) Banking
5 2 (1.20%) Back Office
6 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.60%) Advertising
6 1 (0.60%) Automotive
6 1 (0.60%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 74 (44.31%) Analyst
2 32 (19.16%) Service Analyst
3 31 (18.56%) Service Desk Analyst
4 25 (14.97%) Business Analyst
5 12 (7.19%) 1st Line Support
5 12 (7.19%) Desktop Support
6 11 (6.59%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (3.59%) Team Leader
7 6 (3.59%) Support Engineer
7 6 (3.59%) Help Desk Analyst
7 6 (3.59%) Architect
8 5 (2.99%) Project Manager
8 5 (2.99%) Support Analyst
9 4 (2.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (2.40%) Help Desk Support
9 4 (2.40%) Server Engineer
9 4 (2.40%) Service Desk Team Leader
9 4 (2.40%) Mainframe Architect
9 4 (2.40%) Developer
9 4 (2.40%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.40%) .NET
2 3 (1.80%) HTML
3 2 (1.20%) LINQ
3 2 (1.20%) WPF
3 2 (1.20%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.20%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.60%) HTML5
4 1 (0.60%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 34 (20.36%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.79%) Blackberry
2 8 (4.79%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.19%) NHS
4 5 (2.99%) Mainframe
4 5 (2.99%) IBM Mainframe
5 4 (2.40%) VSAM
5 4 (2.40%) iPad
6 3 (1.80%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.80%) Life Science
7 2 (1.20%) Statistics
7 2 (1.20%) IPTV
7 2 (1.20%) STB
7 2 (1.20%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.60%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.60%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.60%) PMI
8 1 (0.60%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.60%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 106 (63.47%) Windows
2 44 (26.35%) Windows 7
3 26 (15.57%) Windows XP
4 10 (5.99%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (5.99%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (5.99%) Windows NT
5 9 (5.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (2.99%) Windows 8
7 4 (2.40%) Windows Vista
7 4 (2.40%) Windows 2000
8 3 (1.80%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.20%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (1.20%) Mac OS
9 2 (1.20%) NetWare
9 2 (1.20%) Linux
10 1 (0.60%) Android
10 1 (0.60%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.60%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (20.36%) ITIL
2 32 (19.16%) Project Management
3 27 (16.17%) Business Analysis
4 21 (12.57%) Service Management
5 18 (10.78%) Product Management
6 13 (7.78%) Change Management
7 10 (5.99%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (5.99%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (5.39%) Programme Management
8 9 (5.39%) Incident Management
9 8 (4.79%) PRINCE2
10 6 (3.59%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (2.99%) Migration
11 5 (2.99%) Problem Management
11 5 (2.99%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (2.99%) Scrum
12 4 (2.40%) Service Delivery
12 4 (2.40%) Change Control
12 4 (2.40%) Coaching
13 3 (1.80%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 13 (7.78%) SQL
2 4 (2.40%) REXX
2 4 (2.40%) Assembly Language
2 4 (2.40%) C#
2 4 (2.40%) COBOL
2 4 (2.40%) JCL
3 3 (1.80%) VB
3 3 (1.80%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.20%) X++
4 2 (1.20%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.20%) VBScript
4 2 (1.20%) XAML
4 2 (1.20%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.60%) VBA
5 1 (0.60%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (5.39%) Degree
2 7 (4.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (3.59%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.99%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (2.40%) CCA
5 4 (2.40%) Citrix Certification
5 4 (2.40%) CCEA
5 4 (2.40%) CCIA
6 3 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.80%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.60%) CISA
7 1 (0.60%) MCP
7 1 (0.60%) MCSE
7 1 (0.60%) PMP
7 1 (0.60%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.60%) CISSP
7 1 (0.60%) ISEB
7 1 (0.60%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.38%) SLA
2 4 (2.40%) QA
3 1 (0.60%) GAMP
3 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 35 (20.96%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (3.59%) XenDesktop
3 4 (2.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 4 (2.40%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.40%) XenServer
4 1 (0.60%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (2.40%) SCCM
2 3 (1.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.20%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.60%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.60%) SCOM
Vendors
1 124 (74.25%) Microsoft
2 21 (12.57%) Citrix
3 7 (4.19%) VMware
4 6 (3.59%) Lotus
5 5 (2.99%) IBM
6 4 (2.40%) Oracle
7 2 (1.20%) LANDesk
7 2 (1.20%) EPiServer
7 2 (1.20%) HP
7 2 (1.20%) Avaya
7 2 (1.20%) Novell
7 2 (1.20%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.20%) hybris
8 1 (0.60%) Acronis
8 1 (0.60%) Facebook
8 1 (0.60%) Symantec
8 1 (0.60%) SAP
8 1 (0.60%) Apple
8 1 (0.60%) Cisco
8 1 (0.60%) Dell
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