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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 43 38 35
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs citing MS Office 66 64 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.64% 3.86% 4.49%
As % of the Applications category 36.67% 31.84% 33.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 29 24
Average daily rate £365 £225 £120
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.33% +87.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £134 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £365 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £293 £230
% change year-on-year
-1.70% +27.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 13
Average hourly rate £10.00 £13.50 £11.92
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.92% +13.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.18 £9.99 £9.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £18.40 £17.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.25 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -5.35%
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
180 201 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 9.94% 12.12% 13.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 92 87
Average daily rate £391 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.15% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 23 19
Average hourly rate £11.00 £12.50 £12.83
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% -2.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.18 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.80 £17.50 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -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 29 April 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 29 April 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
Rochdale - 2 - -
Audenshaw 0 1 - -
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 77 (65.81%) Microsoft
2 65 (55.56%) Windows
3 61 (52.14%) MS Excel
4 37 (31.62%) Windows 7
5 31 (26.50%) Active Directory
6 28 (23.93%) Windows XP
6 28 (23.93%) Finance
7 20 (17.09%) Citrix
8 17 (14.53%) Microsoft Certification
8 17 (14.53%) ITIL
9 16 (13.68%) Blackberry
9 16 (13.68%) Mentoring
10 15 (12.82%) GAP Analysis
11 14 (11.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 14 (11.97%) PeopleSoft
11 14 (11.97%) Banking
12 13 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
12 13 (11.11%) Windows Server
13 12 (10.26%) Document Management
13 12 (10.26%) Law
13 12 (10.26%) Legal
14 11 (9.40%) Stakeholder Management
14 11 (9.40%) SQL
15 10 (8.55%) MS Exchange
15 10 (8.55%) HP
15 10 (8.55%) VPN
16 9 (7.69%) Dell
16 9 (7.69%) MCDST
17 8 (6.84%) MOS
17 8 (6.84%) DNS

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 14 (11.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 10 (8.55%) MS Exchange
3 8 (6.84%) SharePoint
4 5 (4.27%) IBM Notes
5 4 (3.42%) CMS
6 3 (2.56%) SAS
6 3 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.85%) IIS
7 1 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 61 (52.14%) MS Excel
2 13 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (5.13%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (5.13%) Photoshop
4 4 (3.42%) Fireworks
5 3 (2.56%) Acrobat
5 3 (2.56%) MS Visio
6 2 (1.71%) MS Project
7 1 (0.85%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (4.27%) SystmOne
2 1 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.84%) Office 365
2 3 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.71%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.71%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.55%) VPN
2 8 (6.84%) DHCP
2 8 (6.84%) DNS
3 6 (5.13%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.42%) Extranet
5 3 (2.56%) LAN
5 3 (2.56%) WAN
6 2 (1.71%) Ethernet
6 2 (1.71%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (1.71%) Firewall
6 2 (1.71%) iSCSI
6 2 (1.71%) Network Security
6 2 (1.71%) VLAN
6 2 (1.71%) Wireless
7 1 (0.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.98%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.42%) Relational Database
2 4 (3.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.85%) DataStage
5 1 (0.85%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (5.13%) MSI
2 1 (0.85%) HP UFT
2 1 (0.85%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.85%) tSQLt
General
1 28 (23.93%) Finance
2 14 (11.97%) Banking
3 12 (10.26%) Law
3 12 (10.26%) Legal
4 4 (3.42%) Retail
5 3 (2.56%) French Language
5 3 (2.56%) German Language
5 3 (2.56%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.56%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.56%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.85%) Games
6 1 (0.85%) International Banking
6 1 (0.85%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.85%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.85%) Local Government
6 1 (0.85%) Marketing
6 1 (0.85%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.85%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 43 (36.75%) Analyst
2 18 (15.38%) Service Analyst
3 17 (14.53%) Service Desk Analyst
4 11 (9.40%) 1st Line Support
5 10 (8.55%) Support Analyst
6 9 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (5.98%) Desktop Engineer
7 7 (5.98%) Support Engineer
8 6 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 6 (5.13%) Desktop Support
8 6 (5.13%) Service Desk Support
8 6 (5.13%) Technical Support
9 5 (4.27%) Desktop Analyst
9 5 (4.27%) Desktop Rollout Engineer
9 5 (4.27%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 5 (4.27%) Rollout Engineer
9 5 (4.27%) Service Desk Support Analyst
10 4 (3.42%) Consultant
10 4 (3.42%) Project Analyst
10 4 (3.42%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.42%) CSS
1 4 (3.42%) HTML
1 4 (3.42%) jQuery
2 1 (0.85%) .NET
2 1 (0.85%) MDX
2 1 (0.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.68%) Blackberry
2 8 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.13%) NHS
4 4 (3.42%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.56%) Credit Risk
5 3 (2.56%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.71%) Animation
6 2 (1.71%) Life Science
6 2 (1.71%) Tandem
7 1 (0.85%) CCTV
7 1 (0.85%) Clustering
7 1 (0.85%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.85%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.85%) Health Informatics
7 1 (0.85%) Informatics
7 1 (0.85%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.85%) Psychology
7 1 (0.85%) Replication
7 1 (0.85%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 65 (55.56%) Windows
2 37 (31.62%) Windows 7
3 28 (23.93%) Windows XP
4 13 (11.11%) Windows Server
5 8 (6.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (5.98%) Apple iOS
6 7 (5.98%) Windows 8
7 6 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (3.42%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (2.56%) Linux
10 2 (1.71%) NetWare
10 2 (1.71%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.71%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.85%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.85%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (14.53%) ITIL
2 16 (13.68%) Mentoring
3 15 (12.82%) GAP Analysis
4 12 (10.26%) Document Management
5 11 (9.40%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (5.98%) Application Discovery
6 7 (5.98%) Problem Management
6 7 (5.98%) Project Management
7 6 (5.13%) Programme Management
7 6 (5.13%) Risk Management
8 5 (4.27%) ITIL V3
8 5 (4.27%) Portfolio Management
9 4 (3.42%) Application Packaging
9 4 (3.42%) ERP
9 4 (3.42%) ITSM
9 4 (3.42%) Migration
9 4 (3.42%) PRINCE2
9 4 (3.42%) Web Design
10 3 (2.56%) Risk Analysis
10 3 (2.56%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.40%) SQL
2 7 (5.98%) PowerShell
3 6 (5.13%) JavaScript
3 6 (5.13%) PHP
4 4 (3.42%) C
4 4 (3.42%) Java
5 3 (2.56%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.56%) VBScript
6 2 (1.71%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.71%) VB
7 1 (0.85%) ANSI SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (14.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (7.69%) MCDST
3 8 (6.84%) MOS
4 6 (5.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 5 (4.27%) MCP
6 4 (3.42%) Security Cleared
7 3 (2.56%) Degree
7 3 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.71%) CCNA
8 2 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.71%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.71%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.71%) MCSA
8 2 (1.71%) MCSE
8 2 (1.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.85%) CISA
9 1 (0.85%) CISM
9 1 (0.85%) PCI QSA
9 1 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.56%) PCI DSS
1 3 (2.56%) SLA
2 2 (1.71%) P3O
3 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 31 (26.50%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.13%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (2.56%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.56%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.71%) NFS
4 2 (1.71%) vSphere
4 2 (1.71%) Xen
4 2 (1.71%) XenApp
5 1 (0.85%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 2 (1.71%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (1.71%) NetBackup
1 2 (1.71%) SCCM
1 2 (1.71%) SCVMM
1 2 (1.71%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (0.85%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 77 (65.81%) Microsoft
2 20 (17.09%) Citrix
3 14 (11.97%) PeopleSoft
4 10 (8.55%) HP
5 9 (7.69%) Dell
6 8 (6.84%) VMware
7 5 (4.27%) Lotus
8 3 (2.56%) Cisco
8 3 (2.56%) NetApp
8 3 (2.56%) Oracle
8 3 (2.56%) Symantec
9 2 (1.71%) Adobe
9 2 (1.71%) Apple
9 2 (1.71%) IBM
9 2 (1.71%) Novell
9 2 (1.71%) SAP
10 1 (0.85%) AppSense
10 1 (0.85%) Cognos
10 1 (0.85%) Mitel
10 1 (0.85%) WatchGuard
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