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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office
North West / Merseyside
Rank 26 32 21
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -11
Contract jobs citing MS Office 12 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.74% 1.78% 4.71%
As % of the Applications category 38.71% 21.43% 52.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Median daily rate £350 - £108
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 - £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 - £114
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 7
Median hourly rate £21.75 £12.54 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.44% -24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.15 £10.57 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.35 £14.51 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +3.70%

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
31 28 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 12.25% 8.28% 9.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 7 9
Median daily rate £450 £283 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.29% +25.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £435 £272
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 7
Median hourly rate £14.00 £12.54 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.64% -21.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £10.08 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.05 £15.00 £18.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £14.90
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +10.73%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside region citing MS Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 22 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +9 7 £350 -
Wirral -3 2 - - 1
Bootle - 1 £465 - 1
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 21 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 16 (59.26%) Windows
3 13 (48.15%) MS Excel
4 8 (29.63%) Internet
5 7 (25.93%) .NET
6 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
6 6 (22.22%) C#
6 6 (22.22%) SQL
6 6 (22.22%) XML
6 6 (22.22%) SharePoint
6 6 (22.22%) Active Directory
6 6 (22.22%) Finance
6 6 (22.22%) jQuery
6 6 (22.22%) Windows 7
7 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (18.52%) Google
7 5 (18.52%) Unix
7 5 (18.52%) Linux
7 5 (18.52%) Windows 8
7 5 (18.52%) Windows Server
8 4 (14.81%) Visual Studio
8 4 (14.81%) Project Management
8 4 (14.81%) Automated Testing
8 4 (14.81%) Degree
8 4 (14.81%) Workflow
9 3 (11.11%) Banking
9 3 (11.11%) Hibernate
9 3 (11.11%) Scrum
9 3 (11.11%) Subversion
9 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 3 (11.11%) IIS
3 1 (3.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (48.15%) MS Excel
2 3 (11.11%) InfoPath
2 3 (11.11%) MS Project
3 2 (7.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
4 1 (3.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) OPENContractor
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Google Analytics
2 2 (7.41%) G Suite
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (29.63%) Internet
2 3 (11.11%) Extranet
2 3 (11.11%) Intranet
3 2 (7.41%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (3.70%) DHCP
4 1 (3.70%) DNS
4 1 (3.70%) Firewall
4 1 (3.70%) LAN
4 1 (3.70%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (3.70%) VLAN
4 1 (3.70%) VPN
4 1 (3.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.11%) MongoDB
2 3 (11.11%) MySQL
2 3 (11.11%) NoSQL
2 3 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (7.41%) QlikView
4 1 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Visual Studio
2 3 (11.11%) JIRA
2 3 (11.11%) Subversion
2 3 (11.11%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
3 1 (3.70%) MSTest
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Developer
2 5 (18.52%) Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) C# Developer
3 3 (11.11%) C# Software Developer
3 3 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 3 (11.11%) SharePoint Developer
3 3 (11.11%) Software Developer
4 2 (7.41%) .NET Developer
4 2 (7.41%) .NET Software Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Agile Project Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Applications Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Applications Support
4 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 2 (7.41%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Help Desk Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) .NET
2 6 (22.22%) jQuery
2 6 (22.22%) XML
3 3 (11.11%) .NET Framework
3 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET
3 3 (11.11%) Autofac
3 3 (11.11%) Hibernate
3 3 (11.11%) JSON
3 3 (11.11%) REST
3 3 (11.11%) SAML
3 3 (11.11%) SOAP
3 3 (11.11%) Spring
3 3 (11.11%) Web Services
3 3 (11.11%) WF
3 3 (11.11%) XSD
4 1 (3.70%) CSS
4 1 (3.70%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) User Experience
2 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.70%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.70%) Statistics
3 1 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (59.26%) Windows
2 6 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 5 (18.52%) Linux
3 5 (18.52%) Unix
3 5 (18.52%) Windows 8
3 5 (18.52%) Windows Server
4 2 (7.41%) Android
4 2 (7.41%) Apple iOS
4 2 (7.41%) Mac OS
4 2 (7.41%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.70%) Solaris
5 1 (3.70%) Windows 10
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (14.81%) Automated Testing
2 4 (14.81%) Project Management
2 4 (14.81%) Workflow
3 3 (11.11%) Analytics
3 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (11.11%) ITSM
3 3 (11.11%) MVC
3 3 (11.11%) OWASP
3 3 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 3 (11.11%) Scrum
3 3 (11.11%) Service Management
3 3 (11.11%) SOA
4 2 (7.41%) CRM
4 2 (7.41%) DevOps
4 2 (7.41%) ITIL
4 2 (7.41%) SDLC
4 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.70%) Identity Management
5 1 (3.70%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) C#
1 6 (22.22%) SQL
2 3 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.70%) C
3 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Degree
2 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.70%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (3.70%) ISA Server
2 1 (3.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (3.70%) Nagios
1 1 (3.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 5 (18.52%) Google
3 3 (11.11%) Nintex
3 3 (11.11%) Oracle
4 2 (7.41%) Apple
4 2 (7.41%) Capita
4 2 (7.41%) Citrix
4 2 (7.41%) Civica
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco
5 1 (3.70%) F5
5 1 (3.70%) NetApp
5 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.70%) Remedy
5 1 (3.70%) SolarWinds
5 1 (3.70%) Sourcefire