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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 7 20 7
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -13
Contract jobs citing MS Office 40 6 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 11.30% 3.21% 14.35%
As % of the Applications category 61.54% 26.09% 64.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 21
Average daily rate
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£300 - £243
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 - £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 - £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £225 £275
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 5
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -19.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.77 £13.50 £9.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £13.50 £67.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.35 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-4.64% +3.70%
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
65 23 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 18.36% 12.30% 22.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 28
Average daily rate £325 £78 £248
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+319.35% -68.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £78 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £265 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.43% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 5
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.75 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.86% -11.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.53 £13.50 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £22.30 £51.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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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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 +11 22 £300 - 6
Wirral - 5 - - 2
St Helens - 3 - -
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 29 (53.70%) Microsoft
2 26 (48.15%) Windows
3 23 (42.59%) MS Excel
4 18 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 17 (31.48%) Windows 7
6 13 (24.07%) Windows XP
7 12 (22.22%) SharePoint
8 11 (20.37%) Citrix
9 10 (18.52%) Project Management
10 9 (16.67%) LAN
11 8 (14.81%) WAN
11 8 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (12.96%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (11.11%) ITIL
13 6 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (11.11%) Office 365
13 6 (11.11%) Windows 8
14 5 (9.26%) OneDrive
14 5 (9.26%) Apple iOS
14 5 (9.26%) Change Control
14 5 (9.26%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (9.26%) Security Cleared
14 5 (9.26%) Android
14 5 (9.26%) MS PowerPoint
15 4 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
15 4 (7.41%) Fat Client
15 4 (7.41%) VMware
15 4 (7.41%) VMware Workstation
15 4 (7.41%) PRINCE2 Certification

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 12 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 6 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (3.70%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.85%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 23 (42.59%) MS Excel
2 5 (9.26%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (7.41%) MS Visio
4 2 (3.70%) MS Project
5 1 (1.85%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.11%) Office 365
2 5 (9.26%) OneDrive
3 2 (3.70%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.67%) LAN
2 8 (14.81%) WAN
3 5 (9.26%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (7.41%) DHCP
4 4 (7.41%) DNS
4 4 (7.41%) Internet
5 3 (5.56%) Network Security
6 2 (3.70%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.85%) OSPF
7 1 (1.85%) BGP
7 1 (1.85%) EIGRP
7 1 (1.85%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.85%) DB2
1 1 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Dreamweaver
General
1 2 (3.70%) Telecoms
1 2 (3.70%) Finance
1 2 (3.70%) Retail
1 2 (3.70%) Billing
2 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (48.15%) Analyst
2 9 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 7 (12.96%) Service Analyst
3 7 (12.96%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (9.26%) Administrator
5 4 (7.41%) Desktop Support
5 4 (7.41%) Project Manager
5 4 (7.41%) Training Manager
5 4 (7.41%) Project Analyst
5 4 (7.41%) Desktop Administrator
6 3 (5.56%) PMO Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Trainer
6 3 (5.56%) Network Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) IT Trainer
7 2 (3.70%) Data Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Technical Support Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Business Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.85%) HTML
1 1 (1.85%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.41%) Thin Client
1 4 (7.41%) Fat Client
2 3 (5.56%) Blackberry
2 3 (5.56%) Smartphone
3 2 (3.70%) NHS
4 1 (1.85%) PMI
4 1 (1.85%) AS400
4 1 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.85%) Data Extraction
4 1 (1.85%) iPhone
4 1 (1.85%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.85%) iPad
4 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 26 (48.15%) Windows
2 17 (31.48%) Windows 7
3 13 (24.07%) Windows XP
4 8 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (12.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (11.11%) Windows 8
7 5 (9.26%) Android
7 5 (9.26%) Apple iOS
8 3 (5.56%) BlackBerry OS
9 2 (3.70%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.85%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.85%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.52%) Project Management
2 6 (11.11%) ITIL
3 5 (9.26%) Change Control
4 4 (7.41%) PRINCE2
5 3 (5.56%) ITSM
5 3 (5.56%) Network Design
5 3 (5.56%) Project Planning
6 2 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (3.70%) Project Governance
7 1 (1.85%) Programme Management
7 1 (1.85%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (1.85%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (1.85%) Capacity Management
7 1 (1.85%) Analytics
7 1 (1.85%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (1.85%) Performance Engineering
7 1 (1.85%) Line Management
7 1 (1.85%) Time Management
7 1 (1.85%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (1.85%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.56%) SQL
2 1 (1.85%) REXX
2 1 (1.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (9.26%) Security Cleared
3 4 (7.41%) Citrix Certification
3 4 (7.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (7.41%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (7.41%) MCP
4 3 (5.56%) CCIE
4 3 (5.56%) CCNP
4 3 (5.56%) CCDP
4 3 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (5.56%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.70%) MCSE
5 2 (3.70%) MCSA
6 1 (1.85%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.85%) Degree
6 1 (1.85%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) SLA
2 2 (3.70%) QA
3 1 (1.85%) Data Quality
System Software
1 18 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.41%) Terminal Services
2 4 (7.41%) VMware Workstation
2 4 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.85%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 29 (53.70%) Microsoft
2 11 (20.37%) Citrix
3 4 (7.41%) VMware
4 2 (3.70%) Google
4 2 (3.70%) Aruba
4 2 (3.70%) Cisco
5 1 (1.85%) SAP
5 1 (1.85%) Adobe
5 1 (1.85%) Lotus
5 1 (1.85%) Apple
5 1 (1.85%) TOWER Software
5 1 (1.85%) Tableau
5 1 (1.85%) WatchGuard
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