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 24 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 20 33 35
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +2
Contract jobs citing MS Office 99 54 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 6.82% 4.83% 3.56%
As % of the Applications category 53.51% 36.73% 40.87%
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 £253 £213 £270
% change year-on-year
+18.82% -21.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 10 13
Average hourly rate £13.25 £12.75 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.92% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.98 £8.90 £8.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £34.94 £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
185 147 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.75% 13.15% 8.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 77 40
Average daily rate £308 £284 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.14% +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 £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 17 18
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.08 £10.10 £8.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.72 £26.60 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.93 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+2.98% -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 24 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 24 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 24 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 -
Stockport +6 2 - - 4
Salford +1 2 - - 1
Wigan - 2 £250 -
Altrincham - 1 - - 2
Bolton - 1 - - 1
Bury - - - -
Cheadle - - - - 1
Rochdale - - - -
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 123 (73.65%) Microsoft
2 106 (63.47%) Windows
3 80 (47.90%) 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%) MS Project
15 13 (7.78%) Legal
15 13 (7.78%) Change Management
16 12 (7.19%) SQL
17 11 (6.59%) MS PowerPoint
18 10 (5.99%) Agile Software Development
18 10 (5.99%) Stakeholder Management
18 10 (5.99%) Programme 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

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 6 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (3.59%) IBM Notes
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 80 (47.90%) MS Excel
2 13 (7.78%) MS Project
3 11 (6.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (5.99%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.60%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.60%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.60%) InDesign
5 1 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.60%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.80%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (1.80%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.20%) Tridion
2 2 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.80%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.79%) VPN
2 5 (2.99%) Intranet
3 3 (1.80%) Firewall
3 3 (1.80%) Wireless
4 2 (1.20%) DSL
4 2 (1.20%) DVB
4 2 (1.20%) LAN
4 2 (1.20%) WAN
5 1 (0.60%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.60%) SAN
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 Reporting Services
5 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
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%) Back Office
5 2 (1.20%) Banking
6 1 (0.60%) Automotive
6 1 (0.60%) Marketing
6 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.60%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 73 (43.71%) Analyst
2 32 (19.16%) Service Analyst
3 31 (18.56%) Service Desk Analyst
4 25 (14.97%) Business Analyst
5 12 (7.19%) Desktop Support
5 12 (7.19%) 1st Line Support
6 11 (6.59%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (3.59%) Help Desk Analyst
7 6 (3.59%) Team Leader
7 6 (3.59%) Support Engineer
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%) Developer
9 4 (2.40%) Technical Architect
9 4 (2.40%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (2.40%) Help Desk Support
9 4 (2.40%) Server Engineer
9 4 (2.40%) Mainframe Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.40%) .NET
2 3 (1.80%) HTML
3 2 (1.20%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.20%) WPF
3 2 (1.20%) LINQ
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%) iPad
5 4 (2.40%) VSAM
6 3 (1.80%) Life Science
6 3 (1.80%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.20%) STB
7 2 (1.20%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.20%) IPTV
7 2 (1.20%) Statistics
8 1 (0.60%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.60%) Informatics
8 1 (0.60%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.60%) Clustering
8 1 (0.60%) Thin Client
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 2003
4 10 (5.99%) Windows NT
4 10 (5.99%) Windows Server 2008
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%) Linux
9 2 (1.20%) NetWare
10 1 (0.60%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.60%) Android
10 1 (0.60%) Windows 2000 Server
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%) Programme Management
7 10 (5.99%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (5.99%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (5.39%) Incident Management
9 8 (4.79%) PRINCE2
10 6 (3.59%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (2.99%) Change Control
11 5 (2.99%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (2.99%) Problem Management
11 5 (2.99%) Scrum
11 5 (2.99%) Migration
12 4 (2.40%) Service Delivery
12 4 (2.40%) Risk Management
12 4 (2.40%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 12 (7.19%) SQL
2 4 (2.40%) C#
2 4 (2.40%) COBOL
2 4 (2.40%) Assembly Language
2 4 (2.40%) REXX
2 4 (2.40%) JCL
3 3 (1.80%) T-SQL
3 3 (1.80%) VB
4 2 (1.20%) VBA
4 2 (1.20%) VBScript
4 2 (1.20%) XAML
4 2 (1.20%) X++
4 2 (1.20%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.20%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.60%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (5.39%) Degree
2 7 (4.19%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (3.59%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.40%) CCIA
4 4 (2.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (2.40%) CCA
4 4 (2.40%) Citrix Certification
4 4 (2.40%) CCEA
5 3 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.80%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.60%) MCP
6 1 (0.60%) MCSE
6 1 (0.60%) ISEB
6 1 (0.60%) PMP
6 1 (0.60%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.60%) CISA
6 1 (0.60%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.60%) CISSP
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%) XenServer
3 4 (2.40%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
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%) SCOM
4 1 (0.60%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 123 (73.65%) 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%) Avaya
7 2 (1.20%) Novell
7 2 (1.20%) HP
7 2 (1.20%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.20%) LANDesk
7 2 (1.20%) EPiServer
7 2 (1.20%) hybris
8 1 (0.60%) Acronis
8 1 (0.60%) Facebook
8 1 (0.60%) Veeam
8 1 (0.60%) Computacenter
8 1 (0.60%) Orchard
8 1 (0.60%) Symantec
8 1 (0.60%) Apple
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