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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 45 38 44
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +6
Contract jobs citing MS Office 59 47 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.79% 3.87% 3.30%
As % of the Applications category 30.89% 36.72% 29.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 22 7
Average daily rate
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£248 £135 £203
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+83.33% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £102 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £250 £306
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £263 £275
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 9
Average hourly rate £11.75 £11.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.81% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £9.45 £9.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £21.90 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £14.25 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-8.77% +5.55%
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
191 128 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.26% 10.54% 11.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 52 37
Average daily rate £308 £250 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £120 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 16
Average hourly rate £12.00 £11.69 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -2.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £9.40 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £22.80 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-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 4 March 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 4 March 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 4 March 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 - 4 - - 1
Bolton - 4 - - 1
Salford - 3 £325 -
Bury - 2 £213 - 1
Altrincham - - - - 1
Stockport - - - - 5
Wigan - - - - 1
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 109 (68.13%) Microsoft
2 88 (55.00%) Windows
3 76 (47.50%) MS Excel
4 42 (26.25%) Finance
5 40 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 38 (23.75%) ITIL
7 35 (21.88%) Windows XP
8 32 (20.00%) Active Directory
9 22 (13.75%) SQL
9 22 (13.75%) Service Management
10 21 (13.13%) MS Exchange
11 19 (11.88%) MS PowerPoint
12 18 (11.25%) Citrix
12 18 (11.25%) MS Project
13 16 (10.00%) SLA
14 15 (9.38%) Project Management
14 15 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
15 14 (8.75%) Legal
16 13 (8.13%) CICS
16 13 (8.13%) Windows Server 2003
17 11 (6.88%) Windows NT
17 11 (6.88%) Oracle
17 11 (6.88%) Stakeholder Management
17 11 (6.88%) Windows Server 2008
18 10 (6.25%) Change Management
18 10 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
18 10 (6.25%) Incident Management
19 9 (5.63%) Telecoms
19 9 (5.63%) Blackberry
20 8 (5.00%) NHS

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 21 (13.13%) MS Exchange
2 13 (8.13%) CICS
3 7 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (3.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (3.13%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.25%) JBoss
7 1 (0.63%) WorkSite
Applications
1 76 (47.50%) MS Excel
2 19 (11.88%) MS PowerPoint
3 18 (11.25%) MS Project
4 5 (3.13%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.63%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.63%) InDesign
5 1 (0.63%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.63%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.63%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (2.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (1.88%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (1.88%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (1.25%) Tridion
3 2 (1.25%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.13%) Office 365
2 1 (0.63%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.75%) Firewall
2 5 (3.13%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.50%) Intranet
4 3 (1.88%) VPN
4 3 (1.88%) WAN
5 2 (1.25%) DSL
5 2 (1.25%) DVB
5 2 (1.25%) Wireless
5 2 (1.25%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.63%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.63%) LAN
6 1 (0.63%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.63%) Extranet
6 1 (0.63%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.38%) Oracle Database
1 7 (4.38%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (4.38%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (2.50%) Easytrieve
3 4 (2.50%) SQLPlus
3 4 (2.50%) MS Access
3 4 (2.50%) RDBMS
3 4 (2.50%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (2.50%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 4 (2.50%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.88%) Oracle Discoverer
5 2 (1.25%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (3.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (2.50%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (2.50%) Oracle APEX
General
1 42 (26.25%) Finance
2 14 (8.75%) Legal
3 9 (5.63%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.13%) Banking
5 4 (2.50%) Retail
6 2 (1.25%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.63%) Billing
7 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.63%) Advertising
7 1 (0.63%) Law
7 1 (0.63%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 65 (40.63%) Analyst
2 35 (21.88%) Service Analyst
3 32 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 13 (8.13%) 1st Line Support
5 12 (7.50%) Support Analyst
6 9 (5.63%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (5.00%) Business Analyst
8 7 (4.38%) Developer
9 6 (3.75%) Architect
9 6 (3.75%) Project Manager
9 6 (3.75%) Help Desk Analyst
9 6 (3.75%) Help Desk Support
10 5 (3.13%) Server Engineer
10 5 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (3.13%) Desktop Support
10 5 (3.13%) Administrator
10 5 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
11 4 (2.50%) Support Engineer
11 4 (2.50%) Technical Architect
11 4 (2.50%) Mainframe Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.88%) HTML
2 2 (1.25%) Web Services
2 2 (1.25%) XML
3 1 (0.63%) HTML5
3 1 (0.63%) XMPP
3 1 (0.63%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.63%) Blackberry
3 8 (5.00%) NHS
4 7 (4.38%) Data Structures
5 5 (3.13%) Mainframe
6 4 (2.50%) IBM Mainframe
6 4 (2.50%) VSAM
7 3 (1.88%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.88%) Informatics
8 2 (1.25%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.25%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.25%) Life Science
8 2 (1.25%) IPTV
8 2 (1.25%) Handset
8 2 (1.25%) STB
8 2 (1.25%) Mobile Computing
9 1 (0.63%) iPad
9 1 (0.63%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.63%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 88 (55.00%) Windows
2 40 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 35 (21.88%) Windows XP
4 13 (8.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (6.88%) Windows NT
5 11 (6.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (4.38%) Apple iOS
8 6 (3.75%) Linux
9 4 (2.50%) VMS
9 4 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.88%) Windows Vista
10 3 (1.88%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (1.25%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.25%) HPUX
11 2 (1.25%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (1.25%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.63%) Android
12 1 (0.63%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (23.75%) ITIL
2 22 (13.75%) Service Management
3 15 (9.38%) Project Management
4 11 (6.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (6.25%) Change Management
5 10 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (6.25%) Incident Management
6 8 (5.00%) PRINCE2
6 8 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (4.38%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (3.75%) Problem Management
8 6 (3.75%) Business Analysis
9 5 (3.13%) Migration
10 4 (2.50%) RAD
10 4 (2.50%) ETL
10 4 (2.50%) Unit Testing
10 4 (2.50%) Information Management
10 4 (2.50%) Scrum
10 4 (2.50%) Service Delivery
10 4 (2.50%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 22 (13.75%) SQL
2 5 (3.13%) VBA
2 5 (3.13%) T-SQL
3 4 (2.50%) REXX
3 4 (2.50%) Assembly Language
3 4 (2.50%) JCL
3 4 (2.50%) PL/SQL
3 4 (2.50%) COBOL
4 3 (1.88%) VB
5 2 (1.25%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.25%) Java
5 2 (1.25%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.25%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.63%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.63%) C
6 1 (0.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (5.00%) Degree
2 7 (4.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (3.13%) CCIA
3 5 (3.13%) CCA
3 5 (3.13%) Citrix Certification
3 5 (3.13%) CCEA
4 4 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (1.88%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.88%) MCP
6 2 (1.25%) MCSE
6 2 (1.25%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.25%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.63%) MCDST
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.00%) SLA
2 5 (3.13%) QA
3 1 (0.63%) GAMP
System Software
1 32 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.75%) XenDesktop
3 5 (3.13%) XenServer
3 5 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (1.25%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.63%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (1.88%) SCCM
2 2 (1.25%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (1.25%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (0.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (0.63%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 109 (68.13%) Microsoft
2 18 (11.25%) Citrix
3 11 (6.88%) Oracle
4 8 (5.00%) HP
5 6 (3.75%) Cisco
5 6 (3.75%) VMware
6 5 (3.13%) Apple
6 5 (3.13%) Lotus
7 4 (2.50%) Red Hat
7 4 (2.50%) Symantec
7 4 (2.50%) Cognos
7 4 (2.50%) IBM
8 2 (1.25%) EPiServer
8 2 (1.25%) hybris
9 1 (0.63%) Acronis
9 1 (0.63%) Wyse
9 1 (0.63%) Computacenter
9 1 (0.63%) Orchard
9 1 (0.63%) Adobe
9 1 (0.63%) Dell
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