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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 39 35 40
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Contract jobs citing MS Office 63 62 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.82% 4.45% 4.21%
As % of the Applications category 30.73% 34.44% 29.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 24 12
Average daily rate
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£225 £120 £251
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+87.11% -52.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £100 £109
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £343 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £245 £263
% change year-on-year
+18.36% -6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 12
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.92 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.10% -11.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.98 £9.98 £9.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.10 £20.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.25 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-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
205 180 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.43% 12.92% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 84 41
Average daily rate £325 £323 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% +17.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £120 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £308 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.69% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 19 24
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.83 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.53% -26.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £9.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £18.00 £72.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%

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 24 April 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
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 24 April 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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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
Bolton - 4 - - 1
Oldham -5 3 £130 -
Salford - 2 £325 -
Cheadle - 2 - - 1
Audenshaw - 1 - -
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 91 (64.08%) Microsoft
2 84 (59.15%) Windows
3 66 (46.48%) MS Excel
4 41 (28.87%) Windows 7
5 35 (24.65%) ITIL
6 32 (22.54%) Finance
7 28 (19.72%) Windows XP
8 27 (19.01%) Active Directory
9 19 (13.38%) MS Exchange
9 19 (13.38%) Legal
10 18 (12.68%) SQL
10 18 (12.68%) MS Project
11 17 (11.97%) MS PowerPoint
12 15 (10.56%) Incident Management
12 15 (10.56%) Citrix
12 15 (10.56%) Service Management
12 15 (10.56%) Project Management
12 15 (10.56%) Analytical Skills
13 13 (9.15%) Windows Server 2008
14 12 (8.45%) Windows Server 2003
14 12 (8.45%) Microsoft Certification
15 11 (7.75%) SLA
16 10 (7.04%) Windows NT
16 10 (7.04%) Banking
16 10 (7.04%) Exchange Server 2010
17 9 (6.34%) Windows Server 2012
18 8 (5.63%) CICS
18 8 (5.63%) NHS
18 8 (5.63%) Business Intelligence
18 8 (5.63%) Oracle

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 19 (13.38%) MS Exchange
2 10 (7.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (5.63%) CICS
4 5 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.41%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.41%) JBoss
6 2 (1.41%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 66 (46.48%) MS Excel
2 18 (12.68%) MS Project
3 17 (11.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.82%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.70%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.70%) InDesign
5 1 (0.70%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.70%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.70%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (2.82%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (1.41%) Tridion
2 2 (1.41%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.82%) Office 365
2 1 (0.70%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.93%) TCP/IP
2 6 (4.23%) Firewall
3 3 (2.11%) IP Telephony
3 3 (2.11%) LAN
3 3 (2.11%) WAN
3 3 (2.11%) Intranet
4 2 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (1.41%) Wireless
4 2 (1.41%) DHCP
4 2 (1.41%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.70%) VoIP
5 1 (0.70%) VPN
5 1 (0.70%) DNS
5 1 (0.70%) Extranet
5 1 (0.70%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.70%) OpenScape
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.93%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (4.93%) Oracle Database
2 5 (3.52%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (2.82%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.82%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 4 (2.82%) SQLPlus
3 4 (2.82%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (2.82%) RDBMS
3 4 (2.82%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (2.82%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (2.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.11%) Oracle Discoverer
5 2 (1.41%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 2 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.41%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.41%) MS Access
5 2 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (2.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 4 (2.82%) Oracle Forms
1 4 (2.82%) Oracle APEX
General
1 32 (22.54%) Finance
2 19 (13.38%) Legal
3 10 (7.04%) Banking
4 7 (4.93%) Law
5 5 (3.52%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.82%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.82%) Retail
7 1 (0.70%) Marketing
7 1 (0.70%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.70%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.70%) Billing
7 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.70%) Advertising
7 1 (0.70%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 56 (39.44%) Analyst
2 29 (20.42%) Service Analyst
3 27 (19.01%) Service Desk Analyst
4 11 (7.75%) Support Analyst
5 10 (7.04%) 1st Line Support
6 9 (6.34%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (6.34%) Developer
7 7 (4.93%) Service Desk Team Leader
7 7 (4.93%) Team Leader
7 7 (4.93%) Business Analyst
8 6 (4.23%) Desktop Support
8 6 (4.23%) Administrator
8 6 (4.23%) Technical Team Leader
9 5 (3.52%) Help Desk Support
9 5 (3.52%) Project Administrator
9 5 (3.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (3.52%) Server Engineer
9 5 (3.52%) Support Engineer
9 5 (3.52%) Help Desk Analyst
9 5 (3.52%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.41%) HTML
1 2 (1.41%) Web Services
1 2 (1.41%) XML
2 1 (0.70%) HTML5
2 1 (0.70%) XMPP
2 1 (0.70%) CSS
2 1 (0.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.56%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.63%) NHS
3 6 (4.23%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.82%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.11%) Informatics
5 3 (2.11%) Handset
6 2 (1.41%) Mobile Computing
6 2 (1.41%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.41%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.41%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.70%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.70%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.70%) Statistics
7 1 (0.70%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 84 (59.15%) Windows
2 41 (28.87%) Windows 7
3 28 (19.72%) Windows XP
4 13 (9.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (8.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (7.04%) Windows NT
7 9 (6.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (4.23%) Apple iOS
9 4 (2.82%) VMS
9 4 (2.82%) Linux
9 4 (2.82%) Windows Mobile
9 4 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.41%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.41%) HPUX
11 1 (0.70%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.70%) Android
11 1 (0.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (24.65%) ITIL
2 15 (10.56%) Incident Management
2 15 (10.56%) Service Management
2 15 (10.56%) Project Management
3 8 (5.63%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (5.63%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (4.93%) Document Management
4 7 (4.93%) Software Delivery
5 6 (4.23%) ITIL V3
5 6 (4.23%) Change Management
5 6 (4.23%) PRINCE2
5 6 (4.23%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (2.82%) Kimball Methodology
6 4 (2.82%) Data Transformation
6 4 (2.82%) ETL
6 4 (2.82%) RAD
6 4 (2.82%) Information Management
6 4 (2.82%) Scrum
6 4 (2.82%) Project Planning
6 4 (2.82%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (12.68%) SQL
2 5 (3.52%) VBA
3 4 (2.82%) PL/SQL
4 3 (2.11%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.41%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.41%) Java
5 2 (1.41%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.70%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.70%) PHP
6 1 (0.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (8.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (5.63%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.93%) MCDST
3 7 (4.93%) MCITP
4 6 (4.23%) A+ Certification
4 6 (4.23%) MOS
5 5 (3.52%) Degree
5 5 (3.52%) MCP
5 5 (3.52%) CCA
5 5 (3.52%) Citrix Certification
5 5 (3.52%) CCEA
5 5 (3.52%) CCIA
6 2 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.70%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.70%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.70%) MCSE
7 1 (0.70%) MCSA
7 1 (0.70%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.75%) SLA
2 5 (3.52%) QA
System Software
1 27 (19.01%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.23%) XenDesktop
3 5 (3.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 5 (3.52%) XenServer
3 5 (3.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.41%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.41%) XenApp
5 1 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (4.23%) SCCM
2 2 (1.41%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (1.41%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (0.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 91 (64.08%) Microsoft
2 15 (10.56%) Citrix
3 8 (5.63%) Oracle
4 7 (4.93%) HP
5 6 (4.23%) VMware
6 5 (3.52%) Cisco
6 5 (3.52%) Apple
7 4 (2.82%) Red Hat
7 4 (2.82%) Cognos
8 3 (2.11%) Symantec
9 2 (1.41%) Acronis
9 2 (1.41%) hybris
9 2 (1.41%) McAfee
9 2 (1.41%) Sophos
9 2 (1.41%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.41%) Lotus
9 2 (1.41%) Wyse
9 2 (1.41%) Dell
9 2 (1.41%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.70%) Veeam
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