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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 35 25 17
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -8
Contract jobs citing MS Office 4 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.24% 4.15% 5.88%
As % of the Applications category 19.05% 52.00% 42.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Average daily rate - £108 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -28.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £267 £230
% change year-on-year
+7.97% +15.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 5
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.86 £11.00 £13.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £19.00 £20.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -8.77%
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
21 25 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 6.52% 7.99% 13.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 7
Average daily rate £250 £200 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £100 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £250 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 6
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.25 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -26.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.08 £11.00 £14.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £18.75 £82.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -3.33%

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
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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -10 4 - - 5
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 7 (50.00%) Windows
3 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
5 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
5 4 (28.57%) CA
5 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
5 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
6 3 (21.43%) CA PPM
6 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (21.43%) Project Management
6 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (21.43%) SQL
7 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
7 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
7 2 (14.29%) NHS
7 2 (14.29%) Citrix
7 2 (14.29%) QA
7 2 (14.29%) Finance
7 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
7 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (14.29%) Analytics
8 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (7.14%) People Management
8 1 (7.14%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (7.14%) CLIST
8 1 (7.14%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 1 (7.14%) zSecure
8 1 (7.14%) Windows 10

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) CICS
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.14%) MQSeries
2 1 (7.14%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (21.43%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) DHCP
2 1 (7.14%) Kerberos
2 1 (7.14%) NAS
2 1 (7.14%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (7.14%) SAN
2 1 (7.14%) SSH
2 1 (7.14%) SSL
2 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) DB2
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Service Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Manager
3 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 3 (21.43%) Project Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Business Information Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Information Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) 1st Line Support Executive
5 1 (7.14%) 1st Line Technical Support
5 1 (7.14%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 1 (7.14%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) RACF Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Support Executive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) ISPF
1 1 (7.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) NHS
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.14%) Mainframe
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
5 1 (7.14%) Android
5 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
5 1 (7.14%) Mac OS
5 1 (7.14%) Unix
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
5 1 (7.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) Project Management
2 2 (14.29%) Analytics
3 1 (7.14%) Change Control
3 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Document Management
3 1 (7.14%) Information Security
3 1 (7.14%) ITSM
3 1 (7.14%) People Management
3 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
3 1 (7.14%) Security Management
3 1 (7.14%) Service Management
3 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.14%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) Assembly Language
2 1 (7.14%) CLIST
2 1 (7.14%) JCL
2 1 (7.14%) Perl
2 1 (7.14%) REXX
2 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
2 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) CTC Cleared
1 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.14%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 1 (7.14%) RACF
2 1 (7.14%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
1 1 (7.14%) SCOM
1 1 (7.14%) zSecure
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) CA
3 2 (14.29%) Citrix
4 1 (7.14%) Apple
4 1 (7.14%) Google
4 1 (7.14%) IBM
4 1 (7.14%) Sybase
4 1 (7.14%) VMware
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