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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 31 32 33
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing MS Office 73 51 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 5.36% 4.20% 4.51%
As % of the Applications category 46.50% 34.93% 41.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 15 29
Average daily rate
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£300 £271 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.70% +35.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £135 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £405 £352
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £250 £260
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 16
Average hourly rate £14.50 £12.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.10 £9.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.60 £18.80 £110.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
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
157 146 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.53% 12.02% 10.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 59 78
Average daily rate £315 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 25 27
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.67 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.52% -14.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.80 £26.60 £22.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -4.83%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 7 £285 +245.45% 1
Bolton -1 2 - -
Altrincham -2 2 - -
Salford -3 1 - -
Cheadle - 1 - -
Bury - - - -
Stockport - - - - 1
Wigan - - - - 1
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 100 (71.94%) Microsoft
2 80 (57.55%) Windows
3 70 (50.36%) MS Excel
4 37 (26.62%) Analytical Skills
5 34 (24.46%) Active Directory
6 33 (23.74%) Project Management
7 31 (22.30%) Windows 7
8 30 (21.58%) Business Analysis
9 25 (17.99%) Finance
10 22 (15.83%) ITIL
11 17 (12.23%) Product Management
12 16 (11.51%) Citrix
13 15 (10.79%) Windows XP
14 14 (10.07%) SLA
14 14 (10.07%) MS Project
15 13 (9.35%) MS Exchange
16 12 (8.63%) VPN
17 11 (7.91%) MS PowerPoint
18 10 (7.19%) Microsoft Certification
19 9 (6.47%) PRINCE2
19 9 (6.47%) SQL
19 9 (6.47%) Management Information System
19 9 (6.47%) Change Management
20 8 (5.76%) Service Management
20 8 (5.76%) Wireless
20 8 (5.76%) Programme Management
20 8 (5.76%) MS Visio
20 8 (5.76%) iPad
21 7 (5.04%) Agile Software Development
21 7 (5.04%) NHS

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 13 (9.35%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (2.88%) IBM Notes
3 4 (2.88%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.88%) CICS
4 3 (2.16%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.44%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.72%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.72%) WorkSite
6 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 70 (50.36%) MS Excel
2 14 (10.07%) MS Project
3 11 (7.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (5.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.16%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (2.16%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (1.44%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.63%) VPN
2 8 (5.76%) Wireless
3 6 (4.32%) Intranet
4 2 (1.44%) LAN
4 2 (1.44%) Firewall
4 2 (1.44%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (0.72%) 3G
5 1 (0.72%) DSL
5 1 (0.72%) DVB
5 1 (0.72%) SAN
5 1 (0.72%) VoIP
5 1 (0.72%) SMTP
5 1 (0.72%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.60%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.44%) MS Access
3 2 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (0.72%) AdminStudio
General
1 25 (17.99%) Finance
2 6 (4.32%) Legal
3 3 (2.16%) Retail
4 2 (1.44%) Back Office
4 2 (1.44%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.44%) Banking
5 1 (0.72%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.72%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 67 (48.20%) Analyst
2 28 (20.14%) Business Analyst
3 23 (16.55%) Service Analyst
3 23 (16.55%) Service Desk Analyst
4 16 (11.51%) 2nd Line Support
5 12 (8.63%) Support Analyst
6 11 (7.91%) Desktop Support
7 10 (7.19%) 1st Line Support
8 7 (5.04%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 5 (3.60%) Project Manager
9 5 (3.60%) Support Engineer
9 5 (3.60%) Technical Support
9 5 (3.60%) Help Desk Analyst
10 4 (2.88%) Developer
10 4 (2.88%) Systems Analyst
10 4 (2.88%) Trainer
10 4 (2.88%) Help Desk Support
10 4 (2.88%) Team Leader
11 3 (2.16%) NHS Business Analyst
11 3 (2.16%) Desktop Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.88%) .NET
2 2 (1.44%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.44%) LINQ
2 2 (1.44%) WPF
2 2 (1.44%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (0.72%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.72%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (26.62%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.47%) Management Information System
3 8 (5.76%) iPad
4 7 (5.04%) NHS
4 7 (5.04%) Blackberry
5 4 (2.88%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.44%) PMI
6 2 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.44%) Statistics
6 2 (1.44%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.72%) Life Science
7 1 (0.72%) IPTV
7 1 (0.72%) STB
7 1 (0.72%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.72%) Handset
7 1 (0.72%) Clustering
7 1 (0.72%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.72%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 80 (57.55%) Windows
2 31 (22.30%) Windows 7
3 15 (10.79%) Windows XP
4 6 (4.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.88%) Windows NT
5 4 (2.88%) Windows 8
5 4 (2.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.88%) Windows Vista
6 3 (2.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (2.16%) Windows 2000
7 2 (1.44%) NetWare
7 2 (1.44%) Mac OS
7 2 (1.44%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.44%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.72%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.72%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.72%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (23.74%) Project Management
2 30 (21.58%) Business Analysis
3 22 (15.83%) ITIL
4 17 (12.23%) Product Management
5 9 (6.47%) PRINCE2
5 9 (6.47%) Change Management
6 8 (5.76%) Service Management
6 8 (5.76%) Programme Management
7 7 (5.04%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (5.04%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (4.32%) Incident Management
9 4 (2.88%) Six Sigma
9 4 (2.88%) Problem Management
9 4 (2.88%) Market Research
9 4 (2.88%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (2.88%) Change Control
9 4 (2.88%) Requirements Analysis
9 4 (2.88%) Strategic Planning
9 4 (2.88%) Information Management
9 4 (2.88%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.47%) SQL
2 4 (2.88%) C#
2 4 (2.88%) VB
3 3 (2.16%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.16%) VBScript
4 2 (1.44%) VBA
4 2 (1.44%) XAML
4 2 (1.44%) X++
5 1 (0.72%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.72%) C
5 1 (0.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (7.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (4.32%) Degree
3 5 (3.60%) MCP
3 5 (3.60%) MCSE
4 4 (2.88%) MCSA
4 4 (2.88%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.88%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.88%) MCTS
5 3 (2.16%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.16%) ISEB
6 2 (1.44%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.44%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.72%) MCITP
7 1 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.72%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.72%) CISA
7 1 (0.72%) CISSP
7 1 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.72%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.07%) SLA
2 4 (2.88%) QA
3 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 34 (24.46%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.16%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.44%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.72%) XenApp
4 1 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.72%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.72%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (4.32%) SCCM
2 2 (1.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (1.44%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (0.72%) WSUS
3 1 (0.72%) SCOM
3 1 (0.72%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 100 (71.94%) Microsoft
2 16 (11.51%) Citrix
3 4 (2.88%) Oracle
3 4 (2.88%) Lotus
3 4 (2.88%) VMware
4 2 (1.44%) HP
4 2 (1.44%) Dell
4 2 (1.44%) Cisco
4 2 (1.44%) Avaya
4 2 (1.44%) Novell
4 2 (1.44%) CheckPoint
4 2 (1.44%) LANDesk
4 2 (1.44%) Orchard
5 1 (0.72%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.72%) Facebook
5 1 (0.72%) SolarWinds
5 1 (0.72%) Veeam
5 1 (0.72%) AppSense
5 1 (0.72%) Cerner
5 1 (0.72%) IBM
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