The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the Manchester region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 34 35 39
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs citing MS Office 61 44 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 4.31% 4.56% 3.89%
As % of the Applications category 32.80% 31.65% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 12 20
Average daily rate £120 £251 £153
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.23% +64.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £109 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £375 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £269 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.06% -2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 15
Average hourly rate £11.92 £13.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.74% -11.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.98 £9.28 £8.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 £20.90 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.44%
Applications Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
186 139 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.14% 14.40% 9.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 40 56
Average daily rate £325 £275 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £110 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.99% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 24 24
Average hourly rate £13.16 £17.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.78% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.38 £7.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.95 £72.75 £27.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%
MS Office
North West

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 18 April 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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Oldham - 4 - - 2
Rochdale - - - -
Salford - - - - 2
Stockport - - - - 1
Wigan - - - - 1
Altrincham - - - -
Bolton - - - - 3
Bury - - - - 1
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 89 (72.36%) Microsoft
2 76 (61.79%) Windows
3 55 (44.72%) Active Directory
4 49 (39.84%) MS Excel
5 42 (34.15%) Windows XP
6 33 (26.83%) ITIL
7 31 (25.20%) MS Exchange
8 27 (21.95%) Citrix
9 26 (21.14%) Windows 7
10 24 (19.51%) VPN
11 22 (17.89%) Blackberry
12 21 (17.07%) HP
13 20 (16.26%) Windows 2000
14 18 (14.63%) SLA
15 17 (13.82%) IBM Notes
15 17 (13.82%) Lotus
16 16 (13.01%) NetWare
16 16 (13.01%) ServiceCenter
17 14 (11.38%) Windows NT
18 13 (10.57%) Novell
18 13 (10.57%) Microsoft Certification
18 13 (10.57%) PowerShell
19 12 (9.76%) XenDesktop
19 12 (9.76%) VBScript
19 12 (9.76%) Service Management
20 11 (8.94%) Finance
20 11 (8.94%) Project Management
20 11 (8.94%) SharePoint
21 10 (8.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
22 9 (7.32%) Windows Vista

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 31 (25.20%) MS Exchange
2 17 (13.82%) IBM Notes
3 11 (8.94%) SharePoint
4 10 (8.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 8 (6.50%) CICS
6 5 (4.07%) WorkSite
7 3 (2.44%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.63%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.63%) SAS
9 1 (0.81%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.81%) IIS
9 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 49 (39.84%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.69%) MS Visio
3 6 (4.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (3.25%) MS Project
5 3 (2.44%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.81%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.81%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 3 (2.44%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (2.44%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.63%) assyst
2 2 (1.63%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (19.51%) VPN
2 6 (4.88%) Wireless
3 4 (3.25%) TCP/IP
3 4 (3.25%) WAN
4 3 (2.44%) VoIP
4 3 (2.44%) SAN
4 3 (2.44%) Firewall
5 2 (1.63%) Structured Cabling
5 2 (1.63%) Intranet
5 2 (1.63%) LAN
5 2 (1.63%) DHCP
5 2 (1.63%) DNS
6 1 (0.81%) FTP
6 1 (0.81%) SMTP
6 1 (0.81%) GPRS
6 1 (0.81%) Internet
6 1 (0.81%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.25%) Oracle Database
1 4 (3.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.44%) RDBMS
2 3 (2.44%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.63%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.81%) OLAP
4 1 (0.81%) Base SAS
4 1 (0.81%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (1.63%) Selenium
General
1 11 (8.94%) Finance
2 8 (6.50%) Banking
2 8 (6.50%) Legal
3 3 (2.44%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.81%) Law
4 1 (0.81%) Advertising
4 1 (0.81%) Dutch Language
4 1 (0.81%) French Language
4 1 (0.81%) German Language
4 1 (0.81%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.81%) Retail
Job Titles
1 51 (41.46%) Analyst
2 25 (20.33%) Service Analyst
3 22 (17.89%) Support Engineer
4 21 (17.07%) 2nd Line Support
4 21 (17.07%) Service Desk Analyst
5 14 (11.38%) Support Analyst
6 11 (8.94%) 1st Line Support
7 10 (8.13%) Desktop Support
8 9 (7.32%) Business Analyst
8 9 (7.32%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 8 (6.50%) IT Support
10 6 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 6 (4.88%) Administrator
11 4 (3.25%) Remote Desktop Support
11 4 (3.25%) Help Desk Support
11 4 (3.25%) Trainer
11 4 (3.25%) Consultant
12 3 (2.44%) DBA
12 3 (2.44%) Project Manager
12 3 (2.44%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.25%) .NET
2 2 (1.63%) SOAP
2 2 (1.63%) Web Services
2 2 (1.63%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 22 (17.89%) Blackberry
2 7 (5.69%) NHS
2 7 (5.69%) iPad
3 4 (3.25%) Smartphone
4 3 (2.44%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.44%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.63%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.63%) Statistics
6 1 (0.81%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.81%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.81%) Grid Computing
6 1 (0.81%) Clustering
6 1 (0.81%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.81%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 76 (61.79%) Windows
2 42 (34.15%) Windows XP
3 26 (21.14%) Windows 7
4 20 (16.26%) Windows 2000
5 16 (13.01%) NetWare
6 14 (11.38%) Windows NT
7 9 (7.32%) Windows Vista
8 7 (5.69%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (4.07%) UNIX
9 5 (4.07%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (3.25%) Apple iOS
11 3 (2.44%) Linux
12 2 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (1.63%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (1.63%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.63%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.81%) AIX
13 1 (0.81%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (26.83%) ITIL
2 12 (9.76%) Service Management
3 11 (8.94%) Project Management
4 9 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (6.50%) Incident Management
5 8 (6.50%) PRINCE2
6 7 (5.69%) Document Management
6 7 (5.69%) Business Analysis
7 5 (4.07%) Migration
7 5 (4.07%) Service Delivery
7 5 (4.07%) Change Management
7 5 (4.07%) ITSM
7 5 (4.07%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (3.25%) Unit Testing
9 3 (2.44%) Data Protection
9 3 (2.44%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (2.44%) Problem Management
9 3 (2.44%) Supplier Management
9 3 (2.44%) Change Control
9 3 (2.44%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.57%) PowerShell
2 12 (9.76%) VBScript
3 6 (4.88%) SQL
4 2 (1.63%) AppleScript
4 2 (1.63%) C#
4 2 (1.63%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.81%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (10.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (5.69%) MCSE
3 6 (4.88%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (4.88%) ISEB
3 6 (4.88%) MCP
4 5 (4.07%) MCSA
4 5 (4.07%) MCTS
5 4 (3.25%) Degree
5 4 (3.25%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.63%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (1.63%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.81%) CCNA
7 1 (0.81%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.81%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (14.63%) SLA
2 2 (1.63%) QA
2 2 (1.63%) WAI
System Software
1 55 (44.72%) Active Directory
2 12 (9.76%) XenDesktop
3 7 (5.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.44%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (2.44%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (1.63%) vSphere
5 2 (1.63%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (1.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (1.63%) XenApp
5 2 (1.63%) MetaFrame
6 1 (0.81%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.81%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.81%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.81%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 16 (13.01%) ServiceCenter
2 3 (2.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (2.44%) Data Guard
3 2 (1.63%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.63%) SCCM
4 1 (0.81%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.81%) WSUS
4 1 (0.81%) SCOM
4 1 (0.81%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 89 (72.36%) Microsoft
2 27 (21.95%) Citrix
3 21 (17.07%) HP
4 17 (13.82%) Lotus
5 13 (10.57%) Novell
6 8 (6.50%) VMware
7 6 (4.88%) Dell
7 6 (4.88%) Oracle
8 3 (2.44%) Cisco
8 3 (2.44%) IBM
8 3 (2.44%) Avaya
9 2 (1.63%) SolarWinds
9 2 (1.63%) Symantec
9 2 (1.63%) Apple
10 1 (0.81%) Adobe
10 1 (0.81%) SAP
10 1 (0.81%) Sage
10 1 (0.81%) Cerner
10 1 (0.81%) Pegasus
10 1 (0.81%) AppSense
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