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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 31 43 41
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Office 74 39 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 5.38% 3.28% 3.75%
As % of the Applications category 48.05% 32.23% 37.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 14 17
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£300 £261 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.16% +73.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £119 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £360 £295
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £250 £250
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 13 15
Average hourly rate £14.25 £13.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.10 £9.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £19.20 £82.00
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
154 121 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.20% 10.18% 10.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 56 52
Average daily rate £303 £320 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.46% +16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £160 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £402 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 23
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.67 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.52% +5.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.80 £26.28 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+8.48% -7.93%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 0 6 £285 +245.45% 1
Altrincham +2 2 - -
Wigan - 2 £250 -
Stockport +1 1 - - 3
Salford - - - -
Bolton - - - - 2
Bury - - - -
Cheadle - - - - 2
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 97 (71.32%) Microsoft
2 76 (55.88%) Windows
3 70 (51.47%) MS Excel
4 36 (26.47%) Analytical Skills
5 33 (24.26%) Project Management
6 32 (23.53%) Finance
7 30 (22.06%) Windows 7
8 29 (21.32%) Business Analysis
9 28 (20.59%) Active Directory
10 22 (16.18%) ITIL
11 17 (12.50%) Product Management
12 15 (11.03%) Citrix
13 14 (10.29%) Change Management
14 13 (9.56%) Service Management
14 13 (9.56%) MS Project
15 12 (8.82%) SQL
15 12 (8.82%) Windows XP
16 11 (8.09%) MS Exchange
17 10 (7.35%) MS PowerPoint
18 9 (6.62%) Agile Software Development
18 9 (6.62%) Management Information System
18 9 (6.62%) CICS
18 9 (6.62%) SLA
19 8 (5.88%) VPN
19 8 (5.88%) PRINCE2
19 8 (5.88%) Programme Management
20 7 (5.15%) Stakeholder Management
20 7 (5.15%) MS Visio
20 7 (5.15%) SQL Server
20 7 (5.15%) Blackberry

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 11 (8.09%) MS Exchange
2 9 (6.62%) CICS
3 5 (3.68%) IBM Notes
4 4 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.74%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.74%) WorkSite
6 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 70 (51.47%) MS Excel
2 13 (9.56%) MS Project
3 10 (7.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (5.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.21%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (2.21%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.47%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.74%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.88%) VPN
2 5 (3.68%) Intranet
3 3 (2.21%) Wireless
4 2 (1.47%) LAN
4 2 (1.47%) DSL
4 2 (1.47%) DVB
4 2 (1.47%) Firewall
5 1 (0.74%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.15%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.94%) Easytrieve
4 3 (2.21%) MS Access
5 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.74%) AdminStudio
General
1 32 (23.53%) Finance
2 4 (2.94%) Telecoms
2 4 (2.94%) Legal
3 3 (2.21%) Retail
4 2 (1.47%) Back Office
5 1 (0.74%) Automotive
5 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.74%) Banking
Job Titles
1 60 (44.12%) Analyst
2 25 (18.38%) Business Analyst
3 20 (14.71%) Service Analyst
4 19 (13.97%) Service Desk Analyst
5 11 (8.09%) Desktop Support
6 9 (6.62%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (6.62%) 1st Line Support
7 6 (4.41%) Architect
8 5 (3.68%) Support Analyst
8 5 (3.68%) Help Desk Analyst
9 4 (2.94%) Support Engineer
9 4 (2.94%) Help Desk Support
9 4 (2.94%) Technical Support
9 4 (2.94%) Developer
9 4 (2.94%) Systems Analyst
9 4 (2.94%) Technical Architect
9 4 (2.94%) Team Leader
9 4 (2.94%) Mainframe Architect
10 3 (2.21%) Desktop Team Leader
10 3 (2.21%) NHS Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.94%) .NET
2 2 (1.47%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.47%) WPF
2 2 (1.47%) LINQ
2 2 (1.47%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (1.47%) HTML
3 1 (0.74%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 36 (26.47%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.62%) Management Information System
3 7 (5.15%) Blackberry
4 5 (3.68%) Mainframe
4 5 (3.68%) NHS
4 5 (3.68%) IBM Mainframe
5 4 (2.94%) VSAM
5 4 (2.94%) iPad
6 3 (2.21%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.21%) Life Science
7 2 (1.47%) STB
7 2 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.47%) IPTV
7 2 (1.47%) Statistics
7 2 (1.47%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.47%) PMI
8 1 (0.74%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 76 (55.88%) Windows
2 30 (22.06%) Windows 7
3 12 (8.82%) Windows XP
4 6 (4.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (3.68%) Windows NT
6 4 (2.94%) Windows 2000
6 4 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (2.94%) Windows 8
6 4 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.21%) Windows Vista
8 2 (1.47%) Mac OS
8 2 (1.47%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.47%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (1.47%) NetWare
8 2 (1.47%) Linux
9 1 (0.74%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (24.26%) Project Management
2 29 (21.32%) Business Analysis
3 22 (16.18%) ITIL
4 17 (12.50%) Product Management
5 14 (10.29%) Change Management
6 13 (9.56%) Service Management
7 9 (6.62%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (5.88%) Programme Management
8 8 (5.88%) PRINCE2
9 7 (5.15%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (4.41%) Incident Management
10 6 (4.41%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (3.68%) Change Control
11 5 (3.68%) Problem Management
11 5 (3.68%) User Acceptance Testing
12 4 (2.94%) Market Research
12 4 (2.94%) Requirements Analysis
12 4 (2.94%) Coaching
12 4 (2.94%) Migration
12 4 (2.94%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.82%) SQL
2 5 (3.68%) VB
3 4 (2.94%) C#
3 4 (2.94%) COBOL
3 4 (2.94%) Assembly Language
3 4 (2.94%) REXX
3 4 (2.94%) JCL
4 3 (2.21%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.21%) VBScript
5 2 (1.47%) VBA
5 2 (1.47%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.47%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.47%) XAML
5 2 (1.47%) X++
6 1 (0.74%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (5.15%) Degree
2 5 (3.68%) SC Cleared
2 5 (3.68%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (2.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (1.47%) BC Cleared
4 2 (1.47%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.47%) ISEB
5 1 (0.74%) CISSP
5 1 (0.74%) MCP
5 1 (0.74%) MCSE
5 1 (0.74%) CISA
5 1 (0.74%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.74%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.62%) SLA
2 4 (2.94%) QA
3 1 (0.74%) GAMP
3 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 28 (20.59%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.21%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.47%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.74%) XenApp
4 1 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (3.68%) SCCM
2 3 (2.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.47%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.74%) SCOM
Vendors
1 97 (71.32%) Microsoft
2 15 (11.03%) Citrix
3 5 (3.68%) Lotus
3 5 (3.68%) IBM
4 4 (2.94%) Oracle
5 3 (2.21%) VMware
6 2 (1.47%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.47%) Orchard
6 2 (1.47%) LANDesk
6 2 (1.47%) Avaya
6 2 (1.47%) Novell
6 2 (1.47%) HP
7 1 (0.74%) Intel
7 1 (0.74%) SAP
7 1 (0.74%) Sun
7 1 (0.74%) Veeam
7 1 (0.74%) Facebook
7 1 (0.74%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.74%) AppSense
Manchester, Lancashire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Computer People
Rate: £15.00 per hour + Access to car, Pension, BUPA
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £175 - £201 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 7 days ago
Stockport
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Greater Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Greater Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago