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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 61 36 29
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -7
Contract jobs citing MS Office 45 64 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.48% 4.48% 5.29%
As % of the Applications category 28.48% 41.29% 40.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 38 41
Average daily rate £313 £250 £138
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +81.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £124 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £433 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £267 £230
% change year-on-year
+7.97% +15.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 7
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.25 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% +6.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.56 £11.28 £8.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.33 £62.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -8.77%
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
158 155 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 8.72% 10.85% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 103 73
Average daily rate £300 £282 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.57% +22.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £125 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 22 16
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.25 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £21.50 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Audenshaw 0 1 - -
Salford -3 1 £120 -
Bolton -6 1 £263 +162.50%
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 87 (66.92%) Microsoft
2 72 (55.38%) MS Excel
3 64 (49.23%) Windows
4 49 (37.69%) Windows 7
5 37 (28.46%) Finance
6 31 (23.85%) Windows XP
7 26 (20.00%) Active Directory
8 20 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
9 16 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
10 15 (11.54%) Banking
11 14 (10.77%) Citrix
11 14 (10.77%) Legal
11 14 (10.77%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (10.00%) Dell
12 13 (10.00%) MS Project
12 13 (10.00%) Retail
13 12 (9.23%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (9.23%) Programme Management
13 12 (9.23%) PRINCE2
13 12 (9.23%) Risk Management
13 12 (9.23%) Project Management
14 11 (8.46%) MS Exchange
15 10 (7.69%) SharePoint
15 10 (7.69%) SQL
15 10 (7.69%) Application Discovery
15 10 (7.69%) Windows Server
16 9 (6.92%) iManage
16 9 (6.92%) SQL Server
16 9 (6.92%) ITIL
16 9 (6.92%) SAS

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 11 (8.46%) MS Exchange
2 10 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 9 (6.92%) SAS
4 8 (6.15%) Skype for Business
5 6 (4.62%) IBM Notes
6 4 (3.08%) CMS
7 3 (2.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (2.31%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.54%) Drupal
8 2 (1.54%) JBoss
8 2 (1.54%) WordPress
9 1 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.77%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.77%) IIS
9 1 (0.77%) Node.js
9 1 (0.77%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 72 (55.38%) MS Excel
2 20 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 13 (10.00%) MS Project
4 4 (3.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (3.08%) MS Visio
4 4 (3.08%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (1.54%) Acrobat
5 2 (1.54%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (1.54%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (3.85%) SystmOne
2 3 (2.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.77%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.38%) Office 365
2 2 (1.54%) Google Analytics
2 2 (1.54%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.62%) DHCP
1 6 (4.62%) DNS
2 5 (3.85%) TCP/IP
2 5 (3.85%) VPN
3 3 (2.31%) Intranet
3 3 (2.31%) LAN
3 3 (2.31%) WAN
3 3 (2.31%) Wireless
4 2 (1.54%) Firewall
5 1 (0.77%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.77%) Internet
5 1 (0.77%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.92%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (3.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (1.54%) Power BI
4 2 (1.54%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.54%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.77%) OLAP
5 1 (0.77%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 6 (4.62%) MSI
2 2 (1.54%) Eclipse
2 2 (1.54%) JProfiler
2 2 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.77%) JIRA
3 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.77%) tSQLt
3 1 (0.77%) Visual Studio
General
1 37 (28.46%) Finance
2 15 (11.54%) Banking
3 14 (10.77%) Legal
4 13 (10.00%) Retail
5 9 (6.92%) Law
6 8 (6.15%) Retail Banking
7 7 (5.38%) Marketing
8 6 (4.62%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.54%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.77%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.77%) Local Government
10 1 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.77%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 49 (37.69%) Analyst
2 12 (9.23%) Service Analyst
3 11 (8.46%) 1st Line Support
3 11 (8.46%) Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (5.38%) Developer
5 6 (4.62%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (4.62%) Project Manager
5 6 (4.62%) Support Engineer
5 6 (4.62%) Test Analyst
6 5 (3.85%) Credit Analyst
6 5 (3.85%) Credit Risk Analyst
6 5 (3.85%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (3.85%) IT Support
6 5 (3.85%) PMO Manager
6 5 (3.85%) Risk Analyst
6 5 (3.85%) Rollout Engineer
6 5 (3.85%) SAS Analyst
6 5 (3.85%) SAS Credit Risk Analyst
6 5 (3.85%) Support Analyst
6 5 (3.85%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.15%) HTML
2 4 (3.08%) CSS
3 3 (2.31%) HTML5
3 3 (2.31%) MDX
3 3 (2.31%) XML
4 2 (1.54%) .NET
4 2 (1.54%) CSS3
4 2 (1.54%) Java EE
4 2 (1.54%) XHTML
4 2 (1.54%) XSLT
5 1 (0.77%) Apache Flex
5 1 (0.77%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.77%) J2EE
5 1 (0.77%) Silverlight
5 1 (0.77%) WPF
5 1 (0.77%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.92%) Credit Risk
3 7 (5.38%) Blackberry
4 6 (4.62%) NHS
5 5 (3.85%) Life Science
5 5 (3.85%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.08%) User Experience
7 2 (1.54%) Animation
7 2 (1.54%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.54%) Social Media
7 2 (1.54%) Tandem
7 2 (1.54%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.77%) CCTV
8 1 (0.77%) Clustering
8 1 (0.77%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.77%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.77%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.77%) Replication
8 1 (0.77%) Social Network
8 1 (0.77%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 64 (49.23%) Windows
2 49 (37.69%) Windows 7
3 31 (23.85%) Windows XP
4 10 (7.69%) Windows Server
5 6 (4.62%) Windows 8
5 6 (4.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.31%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.54%) NetWare
7 2 (1.54%) Windows 2000
7 2 (1.54%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.77%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (10.77%) Stakeholder Management
2 12 (9.23%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (9.23%) PRINCE2
2 12 (9.23%) Programme Management
2 12 (9.23%) Project Management
2 12 (9.23%) Risk Management
3 10 (7.69%) Application Discovery
4 9 (6.92%) ITIL
4 9 (6.92%) Migration
4 9 (6.92%) Risk Analysis
5 8 (6.15%) Portfolio Management
6 5 (3.85%) System Testing
6 5 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (3.08%) Application Packaging
7 4 (3.08%) Competitor Analysis
7 4 (3.08%) Content Management
7 4 (3.08%) Data Modelling
7 4 (3.08%) Test Scripting
7 4 (3.08%) Usability Testing
7 4 (3.08%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.69%) SQL
2 4 (3.08%) PowerShell
2 4 (3.08%) T-SQL
3 3 (2.31%) Java
3 3 (2.31%) PHP
3 3 (2.31%) VBScript
4 2 (1.54%) C#
4 2 (1.54%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.77%) ANSI SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (3.85%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.31%) Degree
2 3 (2.31%) MCP
2 3 (2.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (1.54%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.54%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.54%) MCDST
4 1 (0.77%) ACCA
4 1 (0.77%) CIMA
4 1 (0.77%) CISA
4 1 (0.77%) CISM
4 1 (0.77%) CISSP
4 1 (0.77%) HNC
4 1 (0.77%) ICAEW
4 1 (0.77%) ISEB
4 1 (0.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.77%) PCI QSA
4 1 (0.77%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.85%) QA
2 3 (2.31%) SLA
3 1 (0.77%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.77%) P3O
3 1 (0.77%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.62%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (2.31%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.31%) XenApp
3 3 (2.31%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.54%) NetBackup
1 2 (1.54%) SCCM
1 2 (1.54%) SCVMM
1 2 (1.54%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 87 (66.92%) Microsoft
2 14 (10.77%) Citrix
3 13 (10.00%) Dell
4 9 (6.92%) iManage
5 7 (5.38%) VMware
6 6 (4.62%) HP
6 6 (4.62%) Lotus
7 4 (3.08%) Adobe
7 4 (3.08%) Cisco
8 2 (1.54%) Google
8 2 (1.54%) Interwoven
8 2 (1.54%) Novell
8 2 (1.54%) Symantec
8 2 (1.54%) Tableau
9 1 (0.77%) ATG
9 1 (0.77%) Equitrac
9 1 (0.77%) hybris
9 1 (0.77%) Mitel
9 1 (0.77%) Red Gate
9 1 (0.77%) WatchGuard
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