The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the Manchester region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 30 35 25
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -10
Contract jobs citing MS Office 61 55 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 4.86% 4.93% 5.64%
As % of the Applications category 36.31% 33.13% 49.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 19 33
Average daily rate
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£275 £271 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.47% -4.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £135 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £425 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £273 £275
% change year-on-year
+0.73% -0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 11
Average hourly rate £11.00 £11.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -33.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.27 £9.30 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £24.10 £110.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.99 £14.00 £13.34
% change year-on-year
-0.08% +4.98%
Applications Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
168 166 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.40% 14.89% 11.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 61 71
Average daily rate £340 £320 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £149 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +2.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 22 27
Average hourly rate £13.75 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.27 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £26.25 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
MS Office
North West

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 23 July 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
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 23 July 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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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
Bolton 0 2 - -
Salford - 2 - -
Oldham - 1 - - 1
Rochdale - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Wigan - - - -
Altrincham - - - -
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 83 (66.94%) Microsoft
2 76 (61.29%) Windows
3 49 (39.52%) MS Excel
4 34 (27.42%) Active Directory
5 30 (24.19%) Windows 7
6 25 (20.16%) Project Management
7 22 (17.74%) Windows XP
8 21 (16.94%) Business Analysis
9 17 (13.71%) Finance
9 17 (13.71%) ITIL
10 12 (9.68%) MS Exchange
10 12 (9.68%) Citrix
10 12 (9.68%) Product Management
11 11 (8.87%) SLA
11 11 (8.87%) MS Project
12 9 (7.26%) PRINCE2
13 8 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (6.45%) NHS
13 8 (6.45%) Service Management
14 7 (5.65%) Wireless
14 7 (5.65%) Change Management
14 7 (5.65%) Stakeholder Management
14 7 (5.65%) Windows Server 2008
15 6 (4.84%) Legal
15 6 (4.84%) Programme Management
15 6 (4.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 5 (4.03%) CICS
16 5 (4.03%) MCP
16 5 (4.03%) SQL
16 5 (4.03%) VPN

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 12 (9.68%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (4.03%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.03%) CICS
4 3 (2.42%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.61%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.81%) SAS
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.81%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 49 (39.52%) MS Excel
2 11 (8.87%) MS Project
3 5 (4.03%) MS Visio
3 5 (4.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.65%) Wireless
2 5 (4.03%) VPN
3 3 (2.42%) Intranet
4 2 (1.61%) LAN
4 2 (1.61%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.61%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (0.81%) SAN
5 1 (0.81%) GPRS
5 1 (0.81%) VoIP
5 1 (0.81%) SMTP
5 1 (0.81%) Internet
5 1 (0.81%) 3G
5 1 (0.81%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (1.61%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.81%) OLAP
2 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.81%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 1 (0.81%) AdminStudio
General
1 17 (13.71%) Finance
2 6 (4.84%) Legal
3 4 (3.23%) Banking
4 3 (2.42%) Retail
5 2 (1.61%) Back Office
5 2 (1.61%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.81%) Automotive
6 1 (0.81%) Law
6 1 (0.81%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.81%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.81%) French Language
6 1 (0.81%) German Language
6 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.81%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 56 (45.16%) Analyst
2 21 (16.94%) Business Analyst
2 21 (16.94%) Service Analyst
3 20 (16.13%) Service Desk Analyst
4 19 (15.32%) 2nd Line Support
5 13 (10.48%) Support Analyst
6 12 (9.68%) 1st Line Support
7 11 (8.87%) Desktop Support
8 9 (7.26%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 7 (5.65%) Support Engineer
10 5 (4.03%) Help Desk Support
10 5 (4.03%) Project Manager
10 5 (4.03%) Trainer
10 5 (4.03%) Technical Support
11 4 (3.23%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 4 (3.23%) IT Trainer
11 4 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support
11 4 (3.23%) IT Support
11 4 (3.23%) Desktop Engineer
12 3 (2.42%) NHS Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.61%) .NET
2 1 (0.81%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.45%) NHS
2 4 (3.23%) iPad
2 4 (3.23%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.23%) Smartphone
3 3 (2.42%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.81%) Data Extraction
5 1 (0.81%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.81%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.81%) PMI
5 1 (0.81%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.81%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.81%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (0.81%) Handset
5 1 (0.81%) Grid Computing
5 1 (0.81%) Clustering
5 1 (0.81%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 76 (61.29%) Windows
2 30 (24.19%) Windows 7
3 22 (17.74%) Windows XP
4 7 (5.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (4.03%) Windows NT
6 4 (3.23%) Windows 8
6 4 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.42%) Windows Vista
7 3 (2.42%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.61%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (1.61%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.81%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (20.16%) Project Management
2 21 (16.94%) Business Analysis
3 17 (13.71%) ITIL
4 12 (9.68%) Product Management
5 9 (7.26%) PRINCE2
6 8 (6.45%) Service Management
7 7 (5.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (5.65%) Change Management
8 6 (4.84%) Programme Management
9 5 (4.03%) Incident Management
10 4 (3.23%) Requirements Analysis
10 4 (3.23%) Information Management
10 4 (3.23%) Six Sigma
10 4 (3.23%) Migration
10 4 (3.23%) Market Research
10 4 (3.23%) Strategic Planning
11 3 (2.42%) Asset Management
12 2 (1.61%) Document Management
12 2 (1.61%) Problem Management
12 2 (1.61%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.03%) SQL
2 3 (2.42%) VB
3 2 (1.61%) X++
3 2 (1.61%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.61%) C#
4 1 (0.81%) VBA
4 1 (0.81%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (4.03%) MCP
2 5 (4.03%) MCSE
2 5 (4.03%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.23%) MCTS
3 4 (3.23%) MCSA
4 3 (2.42%) ISEB
4 3 (2.42%) Degree
4 3 (2.42%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.61%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.81%) MCITP
6 1 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.81%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.81%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.87%) SLA
2 2 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 34 (27.42%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.61%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.81%) XenApp
4 1 (0.81%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.81%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (2.42%) SCCM
2 2 (1.61%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.81%) WSUS
3 1 (0.81%) SCOM
3 1 (0.81%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 83 (66.94%) Microsoft
2 12 (9.68%) Citrix
3 4 (3.23%) Dell
3 4 (3.23%) VMware
4 3 (2.42%) Cisco
5 2 (1.61%) HP
5 2 (1.61%) AppSense
5 2 (1.61%) Lotus
5 2 (1.61%) CheckPoint
5 2 (1.61%) Symantec
6 1 (0.81%) Cerner
6 1 (0.81%) Orchard
6 1 (0.81%) LANDesk
6 1 (0.81%) Veeam
6 1 (0.81%) SolarWinds
6 1 (0.81%) Facebook
6 1 (0.81%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.81%) Sun
6 1 (0.81%) IBM
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle
Manchester
Volt
Rate: £10.10 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £9.00 - £11.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: Excellent!
Posted: 25 days ago
Greater Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 25 days ago