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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 30 30 46
Rank change year-on-year
0 +16
Contract jobs citing MS Office 73 60 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 5.32% 5.35% 3.45%
As % of the Applications category 44.79% 39.47% 32.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 40 9
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£270 £139 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+94.59% -61.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £110 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £352 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £220 £285
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -22.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 7 12
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.50 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -5.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £8.60 £8.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.15 £62.00 £33.31
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.03 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-6.94% +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
163 152 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.88% 13.56% 10.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 72 38
Average daily rate £282 £230 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.39% -3.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £120 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 15 24
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.63 £10.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.82% +12.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.21 £9.00 £8.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.45 £33.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -

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 28 January 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
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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 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
Oldham -1 5 £250 -
Salford - 3 - - 1
Bolton - 2 £100 -
Bury - 2 £213 -
Stockport - 1 - - 1
Altrincham - 1 - - 1
Wigan - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 110 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 84 (54.55%) Windows
3 80 (51.95%) MS Excel
4 39 (25.32%) Finance
5 34 (22.08%) Windows 7
6 33 (21.43%) ITIL
7 29 (18.83%) Active Directory
8 26 (16.88%) Windows XP
9 22 (14.29%) Service Management
10 21 (13.64%) Citrix
11 20 (12.99%) Project Management
12 19 (12.34%) MS PowerPoint
12 19 (12.34%) Analytical Skills
13 18 (11.69%) MS Project
14 15 (9.74%) SQL
14 15 (9.74%) MS Exchange
15 14 (9.09%) SLA
16 13 (8.44%) Legal
17 12 (7.79%) Change Management
17 12 (7.79%) Agile Software Development
17 12 (7.79%) Business Analysis
17 12 (7.79%) CICS
18 11 (7.14%) Incident Management
18 11 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
19 10 (6.49%) Degree
19 10 (6.49%) Windows NT
20 9 (5.84%) MS Visio
20 9 (5.84%) SQL Server
20 9 (5.84%) Windows Server 2008
21 8 (5.19%) Windows Server 2012

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 15 (9.74%) MS Exchange
2 12 (7.79%) CICS
3 6 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (3.90%) IBM Notes
3 6 (3.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.30%) JBoss
6 1 (0.65%) WorkSite
Applications
1 80 (51.95%) MS Excel
2 19 (12.34%) MS PowerPoint
3 18 (11.69%) MS Project
4 9 (5.84%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.65%) InDesign
5 1 (0.65%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.65%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.65%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (1.95%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (1.95%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.30%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (1.30%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.60%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.90%) VPN
1 6 (3.90%) Firewall
2 5 (3.25%) Intranet
3 3 (1.95%) WAN
4 2 (1.30%) DSL
4 2 (1.30%) DVB
4 2 (1.30%) Wireless
5 1 (0.65%) SAN
5 1 (0.65%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.65%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.65%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.84%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.60%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.60%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.60%) RDBMS
3 4 (2.60%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (2.60%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (2.60%) Easytrieve
3 4 (2.60%) SQLPlus
3 4 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (2.60%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.95%) MS Access
5 2 (1.30%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 2 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.30%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.30%) Oracle Discoverer
5 2 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.60%) Oracle Forms
1 4 (2.60%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (1.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 39 (25.32%) Finance
2 13 (8.44%) Legal
3 8 (5.19%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.25%) Retail
5 3 (1.95%) Banking
6 1 (0.65%) Marketing
6 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.65%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 61 (39.61%) Analyst
2 30 (19.48%) Service Analyst
3 29 (18.83%) Service Desk Analyst
4 11 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
4 11 (7.14%) Business Analyst
5 7 (4.55%) Support Analyst
5 7 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (3.90%) Architect
6 6 (3.90%) Desktop Support
6 6 (3.90%) Help Desk Analyst
6 6 (3.90%) Help Desk Support
7 5 (3.25%) Team Leader
7 5 (3.25%) Server Engineer
7 5 (3.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (3.25%) Developer
7 5 (3.25%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (3.25%) Administrator
8 4 (2.60%) Support Engineer
8 4 (2.60%) Technical Architect
8 4 (2.60%) Project Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.95%) HTML
2 2 (1.30%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (1.30%) .NET
2 2 (1.30%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.30%) Web Services
2 2 (1.30%) XML
2 2 (1.30%) WPF
2 2 (1.30%) LINQ
3 1 (0.65%) XMPP
3 1 (0.65%) CSS
3 1 (0.65%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.34%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.19%) NHS
3 7 (4.55%) Blackberry
4 5 (3.25%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.60%) Mainframe
5 4 (2.60%) IBM Mainframe
5 4 (2.60%) VSAM
6 3 (1.95%) Informatics
6 3 (1.95%) Life Science
6 3 (1.95%) iPad
6 3 (1.95%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.30%) STB
7 2 (1.30%) IPTV
8 1 (0.65%) Statistics
8 1 (0.65%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.65%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.65%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.65%) Handset
8 1 (0.65%) PMI
8 1 (0.65%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 84 (54.55%) Windows
2 34 (22.08%) Windows 7
3 26 (16.88%) Windows XP
4 10 (6.49%) Windows NT
5 9 (5.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (5.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (5.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (3.90%) Linux
8 4 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (2.60%) VMS
8 4 (2.60%) Windows Vista
9 3 (1.95%) Windows 2000
9 3 (1.95%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.95%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.30%) NetWare
10 2 (1.30%) HPUX
10 2 (1.30%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (1.30%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.65%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (21.43%) ITIL
2 22 (14.29%) Service Management
3 20 (12.99%) Project Management
4 12 (7.79%) Change Management
4 12 (7.79%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (7.79%) Business Analysis
5 11 (7.14%) Incident Management
5 11 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (5.19%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (4.55%) PRINCE2
8 6 (3.90%) Product Management
8 6 (3.90%) Scrum
8 6 (3.90%) Problem Management
9 5 (3.25%) Migration
9 5 (3.25%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (2.60%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (2.60%) RAD
10 4 (2.60%) Service Delivery
10 4 (2.60%) Programme Management
10 4 (2.60%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (9.74%) SQL
2 5 (3.25%) T-SQL
3 4 (2.60%) COBOL
3 4 (2.60%) PL/SQL
3 4 (2.60%) JCL
3 4 (2.60%) REXX
3 4 (2.60%) Assembly Language
4 3 (1.95%) VB
5 2 (1.30%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.30%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.30%) Java
5 2 (1.30%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.30%) VBScript
5 2 (1.30%) C#
5 2 (1.30%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.30%) XAML
6 1 (0.65%) VBA
6 1 (0.65%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (6.49%) Degree
2 7 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (3.25%) CCA
3 5 (3.25%) Citrix Certification
3 5 (3.25%) CCEA
3 5 (3.25%) CCIA
4 4 (2.60%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (1.95%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.95%) BC Cleared
6 2 (1.30%) MCSE
6 2 (1.30%) MCP
7 1 (0.65%) PMP
7 1 (0.65%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.65%) CISA
7 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.65%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.09%) SLA
2 6 (3.90%) QA
3 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.65%) GAMP
System Software
1 29 (18.83%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.55%) XenDesktop
3 5 (3.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 5 (3.25%) XenServer
3 5 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.30%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.65%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (2.60%) SCCM
2 3 (1.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.30%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 110 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 21 (13.64%) Citrix
3 7 (4.55%) Oracle
4 6 (3.90%) Cisco
4 6 (3.90%) HP
4 6 (3.90%) Lotus
4 6 (3.90%) VMware
5 4 (2.60%) IBM
5 4 (2.60%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.30%) hybris
6 2 (1.30%) EPiServer
6 2 (1.30%) Novell
6 2 (1.30%) Avaya
7 1 (0.65%) Computacenter
7 1 (0.65%) Orchard
7 1 (0.65%) Apple
7 1 (0.65%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.65%) Symantec
7 1 (0.65%) Remedy
7 1 (0.65%) Adobe
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