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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 26 32 34
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +2
Contract jobs citing MS Office 91 61 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 5.62% 4.81% 4.93%
As % of the Applications category 43.96% 35.88% 33.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 28 19
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£293 £275 £271
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.36% +1.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £124 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £415 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £275 £273
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 9 14
Average hourly rate £12.25 £11.00 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.36% -2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.27 £9.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.74 £15.90 £24.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.20 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
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
207 170 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.79% 13.41% 14.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 100 61
Average daily rate £300 £340 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £184 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 19 22
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.75 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.27 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.19 £28.75 £26.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00

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 27 July 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 27 July 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
Stockport - 2 £175 - 10
Cheadle +1 1 - - 2
Salford +1 1 - -
Oldham 0 1 £140 - 1
Bolton -3 1 £1,000 - 2
Rochdale - 1 - -
Wigan - 1 - - 2
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 101 (65.58%) Microsoft
2 87 (56.49%) Windows
3 70 (45.45%) MS Excel
4 54 (35.06%) Windows 7
5 49 (31.82%) ITIL
6 46 (29.87%) Finance
7 32 (20.78%) Active Directory
8 25 (16.23%) Windows XP
9 22 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
10 18 (11.69%) Banking
11 17 (11.04%) Incident Management
11 17 (11.04%) SQL
12 16 (10.39%) PRINCE2
13 15 (9.74%) MS Exchange
13 15 (9.74%) Windows Server 2008
13 15 (9.74%) Security Cleared
13 15 (9.74%) Legal
14 14 (9.09%) MS Project
14 14 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
15 13 (8.44%) Project Management
15 13 (8.44%) SharePoint
15 13 (8.44%) SLA
15 13 (8.44%) MS PowerPoint
16 12 (7.79%) Migration
16 12 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
17 11 (7.14%) Law
17 11 (7.14%) Change Management
17 11 (7.14%) MCITP
18 10 (6.49%) User Acceptance Testing
19 9 (5.84%) SCCM

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 15 (9.74%) MS Exchange
2 13 (8.44%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.60%) SAS
5 3 (1.95%) CICS
6 2 (1.30%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.30%) Lync
7 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.65%) Documentum
7 1 (0.65%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.65%) WorkSite
Applications
1 70 (45.45%) MS Excel
2 14 (9.09%) MS Project
3 13 (8.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.60%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.60%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.65%) SAP R/3
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.55%) Office 365
2 1 (0.65%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.19%) TCP/IP
2 7 (4.55%) Intranet
3 6 (3.90%) LAN
3 6 (3.90%) WAN
4 4 (2.60%) DHCP
4 4 (2.60%) Internet
5 3 (1.95%) Firewall
5 3 (1.95%) IP Telephony
6 2 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.30%) VoIP
6 2 (1.30%) VPN
6 2 (1.30%) DNS
6 2 (1.30%) SAN
7 1 (0.65%) WLAN
7 1 (0.65%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.65%) Wireless
7 1 (0.65%) Extranet
7 1 (0.65%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.65%) WebEx
7 1 (0.65%) OpenScape
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (3.25%) MS Access
4 4 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (2.60%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 3 (1.95%) OLAP Cube
5 3 (1.95%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.95%) Base SAS
5 3 (1.95%) OLAP
5 3 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.30%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (0.65%) MySQL
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (0.65%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 4 (2.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 46 (29.87%) Finance
2 18 (11.69%) Banking
3 15 (9.74%) Legal
4 11 (7.14%) Law
5 6 (3.90%) Retail
6 5 (3.25%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.60%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.95%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.30%) Billing
10 1 (0.65%) Local Government
10 1 (0.65%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.65%) Marketing
10 1 (0.65%) French Language
10 1 (0.65%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.65%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.65%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.65%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 63 (40.91%) Analyst
2 27 (17.53%) Service Analyst
3 22 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
4 16 (10.39%) Support Engineer
5 15 (9.74%) 2nd Line Support
6 14 (9.09%) Support Analyst
7 10 (6.49%) Project Manager
8 8 (5.19%) Help Desk Analyst
8 8 (5.19%) 1st Line Support
8 8 (5.19%) Team Leader
8 8 (5.19%) Technical Team Leader
8 8 (5.19%) Service Desk Team Leader
9 7 (4.55%) PMO Analyst
10 6 (3.90%) Field Engineer
10 6 (3.90%) Help Desk Support
10 6 (3.90%) Developer
11 5 (3.25%) Desktop Support
11 5 (3.25%) Field Service Engineer
11 5 (3.25%) 3rd Line Support
11 5 (3.25%) PC Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.95%) HTML
2 2 (1.30%) CSS
2 2 (1.30%) XML
3 1 (0.65%) Natural Language Processing
3 1 (0.65%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.90%) Blackberry
3 5 (3.25%) NHS
4 4 (2.60%) Thin Client
4 4 (2.60%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.60%) Data Structures
4 4 (2.60%) Fat Client
5 3 (1.95%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.95%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.95%) Handset
5 3 (1.95%) Grid Computing
6 2 (1.30%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.30%) Mobile Computing
6 2 (1.30%) User Experience
6 2 (1.30%) Life Science
6 2 (1.30%) Statistics
7 1 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.65%) PDA
7 1 (0.65%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 87 (56.49%) Windows
2 54 (35.06%) Windows 7
3 25 (16.23%) Windows XP
4 15 (9.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (3.90%) Apple iOS
7 5 (3.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (2.60%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.95%) UNIX
9 3 (1.95%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (1.95%) AIX
9 3 (1.95%) Windows NT
10 2 (1.30%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.30%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.65%) Android
11 1 (0.65%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (31.82%) ITIL
2 17 (11.04%) Incident Management
3 16 (10.39%) PRINCE2
4 13 (8.44%) Project Management
5 12 (7.79%) Migration
6 11 (7.14%) Change Management
7 10 (6.49%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (5.84%) ITIL V3
8 9 (5.84%) Document Management
9 8 (5.19%) Service Management
9 8 (5.19%) Problem Management
10 7 (4.55%) Programme Management
10 7 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (3.25%) Project Planning
11 5 (3.25%) System Testing
11 5 (3.25%) Test Strategy
12 4 (2.60%) Kimball Methodology
12 4 (2.60%) Data Transformation
12 4 (2.60%) Target Operating Model
12 4 (2.60%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (11.04%) SQL
2 7 (4.55%) VBA
3 3 (1.95%) VB
4 1 (0.65%) PHP
4 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (9.74%) Security Cleared
3 11 (7.14%) MCITP
4 9 (5.84%) MCDST
5 8 (5.19%) MOS
5 8 (5.19%) A+ Certification
6 7 (4.55%) MCSA
6 7 (4.55%) SC Cleared
7 5 (3.25%) MCP
7 5 (3.25%) Degree
8 2 (1.30%) MCSE
8 2 (1.30%) CCNA
8 2 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.65%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.65%) CCNP
9 1 (0.65%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.65%) CCENT
9 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.44%) SLA
2 3 (1.95%) QA
3 2 (1.30%) P3O
4 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 32 (20.78%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.25%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.95%) XenApp
4 3 (1.95%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.65%) vSphere
5 1 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 9 (5.84%) SCCM
2 2 (1.30%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.65%) WSUS
3 1 (0.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 101 (65.58%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.19%) Citrix
2 8 (5.19%) VMware
3 7 (4.55%) Veeam
4 6 (3.90%) SAP
5 5 (3.25%) HP
6 4 (2.60%) Oracle
6 4 (2.60%) Cognos
6 4 (2.60%) Apple
7 3 (1.95%) Symantec
7 3 (1.95%) Cisco
7 3 (1.95%) Dell
7 3 (1.95%) McAfee
7 3 (1.95%) Wyse
8 2 (1.30%) Lotus
8 2 (1.30%) Sophos
8 2 (1.30%) IBM
9 1 (0.65%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.65%) Remedy
9 1 (0.65%) CheckPoint
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