The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 26 22 22
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs citing MS Office 10 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.08% 4.88% 4.25%
As % of the Applications category 31.25% 41.38% 40.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 3
Average daily rate
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£200 £425 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.94% +31.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £521 £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £256 £263
% change year-on-year
+16.09% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Average hourly rate £18.00 £13.00 £19.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -33.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.22 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-1.54% +1.57%
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 Merseyside region.

Applications Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
32 29 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 13.06% 11.79% 10.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 16 8
Average daily rate £404 £425 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.05% +78.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £514 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 6
Average hourly rate £18.00 £13.00 £19.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -33.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £10.60 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £21.80 £21.86
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.29%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Office across the Merseyside region.

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

MS Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Merseyside region.

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

MS Office
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 3 months to 29 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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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
Liverpool -5 6 £200 -52.94% 1
Southport - - - - 1
Wirral - - - -
Birkenhead - - - -
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 13 (68.42%) Windows
2 8 (42.11%) Windows XP
2 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
3 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
4 5 (26.32%) Citrix
4 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
4 5 (26.32%) Windows 7
5 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
5 4 (21.05%) Firewall
6 3 (15.79%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (15.79%) PDA
6 3 (15.79%) Java
6 3 (15.79%) VPN
6 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
6 3 (15.79%) Apple
6 3 (15.79%) Ethernet
6 3 (15.79%) Internet
6 3 (15.79%) Symantec
6 3 (15.79%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (15.79%) Blackberry
7 2 (10.53%) DSL
7 2 (10.53%) Project Management
7 2 (10.53%) NHS
7 2 (10.53%) HP
7 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (10.53%) Cerner
7 2 (10.53%) DNS
7 2 (10.53%) Cisco
7 2 (10.53%) Adobe

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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.

Applications
1 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
2 3 (15.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (10.53%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
2 4 (21.05%) Firewall
3 3 (15.79%) Ethernet
3 3 (15.79%) VPN
3 3 (15.79%) Internet
4 2 (10.53%) DSL
4 2 (10.53%) DNS
4 2 (10.53%) IP Telephony
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Support Engineer
2 6 (31.58%) Desktop Support
3 4 (21.05%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) IT Support
4 2 (10.53%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (10.53%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Change Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Trainer
5 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Support
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Rollout Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) 1st Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Blackberry
1 3 (15.79%) PDA
2 2 (10.53%) NHS
3 1 (5.26%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 13 (68.42%) Windows
2 8 (42.11%) Windows XP
3 5 (26.32%) Windows 7
4 2 (10.53%) Windows 8
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Vista
5 1 (5.26%) Mac OS
5 1 (5.26%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (10.53%) Project Management
1 2 (10.53%) Change Management
1 2 (10.53%) Validation
1 2 (10.53%) Time Management
2 1 (5.26%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) Java
2 1 (5.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) MCSE
2 2 (10.53%) CCNA
2 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (10.53%) MCITP
2 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) HND
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) VMware ESX
2 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 5 (26.32%) Citrix
3 3 (15.79%) Apple
3 3 (15.79%) Symantec
4 2 (10.53%) VMware
4 2 (10.53%) Cerner
4 2 (10.53%) Adobe
4 2 (10.53%) HP
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco
5 1 (5.26%) Unisys
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