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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 18 14 5
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -9
Contract jobs citing MS Office 21 11 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 6.03% 5.91% 11.98%
As % of the Applications category 55.26% 45.83% 67.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 18
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£183 £190 £243
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.94% -21.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £158 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £222 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £251 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.45% -8.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 3
Average hourly rate £14.25 £15.59 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.59% +29.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £14.25 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-8.77% +5.55%
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
38 24 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 10.92% 12.90% 17.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 21
Average daily rate £250 £230 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -51.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £210 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £375 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 3
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.00 £12.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +31.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £22.20 £12.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-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
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 2 March 2015.

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 2 March 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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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 -3 12 £183 -3.94% 3
Wirral -10 4 - - 1
Prescot - - - - 1
Birkenhead - - - - 1
Bootle - - - -
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 22 (61.11%) Windows
2 18 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 18 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 14 (38.89%) Active Directory
4 13 (36.11%) Windows XP
5 10 (27.78%) Citrix
5 10 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (27.78%) Project Management
5 10 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (16.67%) Internet
6 6 (16.67%) SharePoint
7 5 (13.89%) NHS
8 4 (11.11%) VMware
8 4 (11.11%) PRINCE2
8 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
8 4 (11.11%) ITIL
8 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
9 3 (8.33%) Data Analysis
9 3 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
9 3 (8.33%) DNS
9 3 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (8.33%) Change Control
9 3 (8.33%) MS Visio
9 3 (8.33%) DHCP
10 2 (5.56%) ITSM
10 2 (5.56%) VMware ESX
10 2 (5.56%) Migration
10 2 (5.56%) Thin Client
10 2 (5.56%) PMI Certification

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 6 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (5.56%) IIS
4 1 (2.78%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.78%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 18 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.33%) MS Visio
2 3 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (5.56%) MS Project
4 1 (2.78%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.67%) Internet
2 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 3 (8.33%) DNS
3 3 (8.33%) DHCP
4 2 (5.56%) SAN
4 2 (5.56%) LAN
5 1 (2.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Dreamweaver
General
1 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (44.44%) Analyst
2 6 (16.67%) Service Analyst
2 6 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Project Manager
4 4 (11.11%) Desktop Support
4 4 (11.11%) Support Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Information Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Training Manager
5 3 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
5 3 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.56%) Data Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Project Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Rollout Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Desktop Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Deployment Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) NHS
2 2 (5.56%) Thin Client
2 2 (5.56%) Smartphone
2 2 (5.56%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.78%) Data Extraction
3 1 (2.78%) iPhone
3 1 (2.78%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.78%) iPad
3 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) PDA
3 1 (2.78%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.78%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.78%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 22 (61.11%) Windows
2 18 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 13 (36.11%) Windows XP
4 10 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.78%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.78%) Project Management
2 4 (11.11%) ITIL
2 4 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 3 (8.33%) Data Analysis
3 3 (8.33%) Change Control
4 2 (5.56%) Project Planning
4 2 (5.56%) ITSM
4 2 (5.56%) Migration
5 1 (2.78%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.78%) Programme Management
5 1 (2.78%) CRM
5 1 (2.78%) Data Modelling
5 1 (2.78%) Matrix Management
5 1 (2.78%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.78%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.56%) SQL
2 1 (2.78%) C
2 1 (2.78%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.56%) PMI Certification
2 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.78%) PMP
3 1 (2.78%) MCP
3 1 (2.78%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.78%) Degree
3 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) Data Quality
System Software
1 14 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.56%) VMware ESX
2 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.56%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.78%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (2.78%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 18 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (27.78%) Citrix
3 4 (11.11%) VMware
4 1 (2.78%) Tableau
4 1 (2.78%) Adobe
4 1 (2.78%) Lotus
4 1 (2.78%) Symantec
4 1 (2.78%) TOWER Software
4 1 (2.78%) SAP
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