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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 28 31 31
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs citing MS Office 69 55 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 5.22% 4.56% 4.97%
As % of the Applications category 42.33% 35.95% 41.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 18 36
Average daily rate
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£319 £273 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.75% +36.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £135 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £266 £263
% change year-on-year
+9.02% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 14
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.25 £14.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.44% -15.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.27 £9.50 £9.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.90 £20.75 £110.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +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
163 153 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.33% 12.70% 11.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 63 88
Average daily rate £325 £320 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £154 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £425 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 26 29
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.27 £10.00 £9.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £25.00 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.12 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.76% -5.53%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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
Bolton -1 2 - - 1
Altrincham -3 2 - -
Salford - 2 - -
Oldham -3 1 - -
Rochdale - - - - 2
Stockport - - - -
Wigan - - - - 1
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 88 (70.97%) Microsoft
2 77 (62.10%) Windows
3 59 (47.58%) MS Excel
4 34 (27.42%) Active Directory
5 33 (26.61%) Project Management
6 28 (22.58%) Business Analysis
6 28 (22.58%) Windows 7
7 20 (16.13%) ITIL
8 18 (14.52%) Finance
9 17 (13.71%) Product Management
10 15 (12.10%) MS Project
10 15 (12.10%) Windows XP
11 13 (10.48%) MS Exchange
11 13 (10.48%) Citrix
12 11 (8.87%) SLA
13 10 (8.06%) PRINCE2
13 10 (8.06%) Change Management
14 9 (7.26%) MS Visio
14 9 (7.26%) Stakeholder Management
15 8 (6.45%) VPN
15 8 (6.45%) Programme Management
16 7 (5.65%) Microsoft Certification
16 7 (5.65%) NHS
16 7 (5.65%) Service Management
16 7 (5.65%) Wireless
16 7 (5.65%) MS PowerPoint
16 7 (5.65%) Windows Server 2008
16 7 (5.65%) iPad
17 6 (4.84%) Management Information System
18 5 (4.03%) SQL

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (10.48%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (3.23%) CICS
3 4 (3.23%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.42%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.61%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.81%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 59 (47.58%) MS Excel
2 15 (12.10%) MS Project
3 9 (7.26%) MS Visio
4 7 (5.65%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.45%) VPN
2 7 (5.65%) Wireless
3 3 (2.42%) Intranet
4 2 (1.61%) LAN
4 2 (1.61%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (0.81%) SAN
5 1 (0.81%) GPRS
5 1 (0.81%) VoIP
5 1 (0.81%) SMTP
5 1 (0.81%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.81%) Internet
5 1 (0.81%) 3G
5 1 (0.81%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.61%) SQL Server
1 2 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.81%) AdminStudio
General
1 18 (14.52%) Finance
2 5 (4.03%) Legal
3 4 (3.23%) Banking
4 2 (1.61%) Retail
4 2 (1.61%) Back Office
4 2 (1.61%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.81%) Automotive
5 1 (0.81%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.81%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.81%) French Language
5 1 (0.81%) German Language
5 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 57 (45.97%) Analyst
2 26 (20.97%) Business Analyst
3 20 (16.13%) Service Analyst
3 20 (16.13%) Service Desk Analyst
4 19 (15.32%) 2nd Line Support
5 11 (8.87%) Support Analyst
6 9 (7.26%) Desktop Support
6 9 (7.26%) 1st Line Support
7 8 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 5 (4.03%) Support Engineer
8 5 (4.03%) Project Manager
8 5 (4.03%) Technical Support
9 4 (3.23%) Trainer
10 3 (2.42%) Consultant
10 3 (2.42%) Business Process Analyst
10 3 (2.42%) 3rd Line Support
10 3 (2.42%) Developer
10 3 (2.42%) Process Analyst
10 3 (2.42%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 3 (2.42%) IT Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.42%) .NET
2 1 (0.81%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.81%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.81%) WPF
2 1 (0.81%) LINQ
2 1 (0.81%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.65%) NHS
1 7 (5.65%) iPad
2 6 (4.84%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.03%) Blackberry
4 4 (3.23%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.61%) Statistics
5 2 (1.61%) PMI
5 2 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.81%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.81%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.81%) Life Science
6 1 (0.81%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.81%) Handset
6 1 (0.81%) Clustering
6 1 (0.81%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 77 (62.10%) Windows
2 28 (22.58%) Windows 7
3 15 (12.10%) Windows XP
4 7 (5.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (4.03%) Windows 8
6 4 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (3.23%) Windows NT
6 4 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.61%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (1.61%) Windows Vista
7 2 (1.61%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.81%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.81%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (26.61%) Project Management
2 28 (22.58%) Business Analysis
3 20 (16.13%) ITIL
4 17 (13.71%) Product Management
5 10 (8.06%) PRINCE2
5 10 (8.06%) Change Management
6 9 (7.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (6.45%) Programme Management
8 7 (5.65%) Service Management
9 5 (4.03%) Incident Management
10 4 (3.23%) Strategic Planning
10 4 (3.23%) Requirements Analysis
10 4 (3.23%) Information Management
10 4 (3.23%) Six Sigma
10 4 (3.23%) Market Research
10 4 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (2.42%) Change Control
11 3 (2.42%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (2.42%) Migration
11 3 (2.42%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.03%) SQL
2 3 (2.42%) C#
3 2 (1.61%) X++
3 2 (1.61%) VB
4 1 (0.81%) VBA
4 1 (0.81%) XAML
4 1 (0.81%) VBScript
4 1 (0.81%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (5.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (4.03%) MCP
2 5 (4.03%) MCSE
3 4 (3.23%) MCSA
3 4 (3.23%) MCTS
3 4 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.23%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.42%) Degree
4 3 (2.42%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (2.42%) ISEB
5 2 (1.61%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.61%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.81%) CISA
6 1 (0.81%) MCITP
6 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.81%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.81%) CISSP
6 1 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.81%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.87%) SLA
2 4 (3.23%) QA
3 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 34 (27.42%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.61%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.81%) XenApp
4 1 (0.81%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.81%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (4.03%) SCCM
2 2 (1.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.81%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (0.81%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.81%) WSUS
3 1 (0.81%) SCOM
Vendors
1 88 (70.97%) Microsoft
2 13 (10.48%) Citrix
3 4 (3.23%) VMware
4 3 (2.42%) Cisco
4 3 (2.42%) Dell
5 2 (1.61%) Lotus
5 2 (1.61%) CheckPoint
5 2 (1.61%) LANDesk
6 1 (0.81%) Veeam
6 1 (0.81%) SolarWinds
6 1 (0.81%) Facebook
6 1 (0.81%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.81%) Symantec
6 1 (0.81%) AppSense
6 1 (0.81%) Orchard
6 1 (0.81%) IBM
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle
6 1 (0.81%) SAP
6 1 (0.81%) Avaya
6 1 (0.81%) Cerner
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