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 26 May 2015 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 36 29 36
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +7
Contract jobs citing MS Office 66 59 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 4.39% 4.70% 4.28%
As % of the Applications category 36.26% 31.72% 27.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 25 16
Average daily rate
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£288 £163 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+76.92% -40.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £115 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £395 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £292 £225 £275
% change year-on-year
+29.88% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 9
Average hourly rate £13.50 £12.37 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.13% -17.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £9.34 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £17.30 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.21 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-4.99% +1.50%
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
182 186 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.09% 14.82% 15.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 88 41
Average daily rate £300 £350 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £133 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.43% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 23 21
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.55 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £28.75 £112.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-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 26 May 2015.

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 26 May 2015. 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
Cheadle - 3 - -
Bolton - 2 £1,000 -
Audenshaw +3 1 - -
Oldham -4 1 £130 - 1
Rochdale - 1 - -
Stockport - 1 - - 2
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 75 (59.52%) Microsoft
2 68 (53.97%) Windows
3 63 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 37 (29.37%) Windows 7
5 34 (26.98%) ITIL
5 34 (26.98%) Finance
6 28 (22.22%) Active Directory
7 20 (15.87%) MS PowerPoint
7 20 (15.87%) Windows XP
8 18 (14.29%) MS Project
8 18 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
9 17 (13.49%) SQL
10 16 (12.70%) MS Exchange
10 16 (12.70%) Incident Management
11 15 (11.90%) Project Management
12 14 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (11.11%) Legal
13 13 (10.32%) Analytical Skills
14 12 (9.52%) Banking
15 11 (8.73%) Windows Server 2003
16 10 (7.94%) Security Cleared
16 10 (7.94%) MCITP
17 9 (7.14%) MCDST
17 9 (7.14%) Document Management
17 9 (7.14%) Law
17 9 (7.14%) Service Management
17 9 (7.14%) SLA
17 9 (7.14%) Citrix
18 8 (6.35%) HP
18 8 (6.35%) Business Intelligence

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 16 (12.70%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (3.97%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.38%) CICS
5 2 (1.59%) JBoss
6 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.79%) WorkSite
6 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.79%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.79%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.79%) SAS
6 1 (0.79%) Lync
6 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 63 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 20 (15.87%) MS PowerPoint
3 18 (14.29%) MS Project
4 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (1.59%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.79%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.17%) Office 365
2 1 (0.79%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.56%) TCP/IP
2 6 (4.76%) Firewall
3 5 (3.97%) Intranet
3 5 (3.97%) LAN
3 5 (3.97%) WAN
4 3 (2.38%) IP Telephony
5 2 (1.59%) DHCP
5 2 (1.59%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.59%) VPN
5 2 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.59%) Wireless
6 1 (0.79%) SAN
6 1 (0.79%) Internet
6 1 (0.79%) Extranet
6 1 (0.79%) DNS
6 1 (0.79%) VoIP
6 1 (0.79%) OpenScape
6 1 (0.79%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.56%) Oracle Database
1 7 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (3.97%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.97%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (3.17%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.17%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 4 (3.17%) RDBMS
3 4 (3.17%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (3.17%) MS Access
3 4 (3.17%) SQLPlus
3 4 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (3.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (3.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (3.17%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.38%) Oracle Discoverer
5 2 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.59%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 2 (1.59%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (3.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 4 (3.17%) Oracle Forms
1 4 (3.17%) Oracle APEX
General
1 34 (26.98%) Finance
2 14 (11.11%) Legal
3 12 (9.52%) Banking
4 9 (7.14%) Law
5 7 (5.56%) Retail
6 6 (4.76%) Telecoms
7 4 (3.17%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.59%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.79%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.79%) French Language
9 1 (0.79%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.79%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.79%) Marketing
9 1 (0.79%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.79%) Billing
9 1 (0.79%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 51 (40.48%) Analyst
2 24 (19.05%) Service Analyst
3 22 (17.46%) Service Desk Analyst
4 13 (10.32%) Support Analyst
5 10 (7.94%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
6 9 (7.14%) Developer
7 8 (6.35%) Support Engineer
7 8 (6.35%) Team Leader
7 8 (6.35%) Technical Team Leader
7 8 (6.35%) Service Desk Team Leader
8 6 (4.76%) Administrator
8 6 (4.76%) Help Desk Support
8 6 (4.76%) Help Desk Analyst
9 5 (3.97%) PMO Analyst
9 5 (3.97%) Project Administrator
9 5 (3.97%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (3.97%) Desktop Support
9 5 (3.97%) Project Manager
10 4 (3.17%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.59%) Web Services
1 2 (1.59%) XML
2 1 (0.79%) XMPP
2 1 (0.79%) SOAP
2 1 (0.79%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.32%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.97%) Blackberry
3 4 (3.17%) Data Structures
3 4 (3.17%) NHS
3 4 (3.17%) Handset
4 2 (1.59%) Mobile Computing
4 2 (1.59%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.59%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.59%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.59%) Informatics
4 2 (1.59%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.59%) Statistics
4 2 (1.59%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.79%) PDA
5 1 (0.79%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 68 (53.97%) Windows
2 37 (29.37%) Windows 7
3 20 (15.87%) Windows XP
4 14 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (8.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (3.97%) Windows NT
6 5 (3.97%) Apple iOS
6 5 (3.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (3.17%) VMS
7 4 (3.17%) Linux
7 4 (3.17%) Windows Mobile
7 4 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.59%) HPUX
8 2 (1.59%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.79%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.79%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (26.98%) ITIL
2 16 (12.70%) Incident Management
3 15 (11.90%) Project Management
4 9 (7.14%) Document Management
4 9 (7.14%) Service Management
5 8 (6.35%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (6.35%) Change Management
5 8 (6.35%) ITIL V3
6 7 (5.56%) Software Delivery
6 7 (5.56%) SDLC
7 6 (4.76%) Problem Management
8 5 (3.97%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (3.97%) PRINCE2
9 4 (3.17%) Kimball Methodology
9 4 (3.17%) Data Transformation
9 4 (3.17%) ETL
9 4 (3.17%) RAD
9 4 (3.17%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (3.17%) Information Management
9 4 (3.17%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (13.49%) SQL
2 5 (3.97%) VBA
3 4 (3.17%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.59%) Java
4 2 (1.59%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.59%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.59%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.79%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.79%) VB
5 1 (0.79%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (7.94%) Security Cleared
2 10 (7.94%) MCITP
3 9 (7.14%) MCDST
4 8 (6.35%) A+ Certification
4 8 (6.35%) MOS
5 6 (4.76%) MCP
6 5 (3.97%) Degree
7 4 (3.17%) MCSA
8 2 (1.59%) MCSE
8 2 (1.59%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.79%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 1 (0.79%) CCENT
9 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.79%) MCTS
9 1 (0.79%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.79%) CCA
9 1 (0.79%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.14%) SLA
2 4 (3.17%) QA
3 2 (1.59%) P3O
System Software
1 28 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.38%) Hyper-V
2 3 (2.38%) XenDesktop
3 2 (1.59%) XenApp
4 1 (0.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.79%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (4.76%) SCCM
2 2 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (1.59%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (0.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 75 (59.52%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.14%) Citrix
3 8 (6.35%) HP
3 8 (6.35%) Oracle
4 6 (4.76%) Cisco
4 6 (4.76%) VMware
5 4 (3.17%) Veeam
5 4 (3.17%) Cognos
5 4 (3.17%) Red Hat
5 4 (3.17%) Apple
6 3 (2.38%) Wyse
6 3 (2.38%) Symantec
7 2 (1.59%) Dell
7 2 (1.59%) McAfee
7 2 (1.59%) Sophos
7 2 (1.59%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.79%) LANDesk
8 1 (0.79%) Polycom
8 1 (0.79%) Mitel
8 1 (0.79%) Teradata
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