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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 26 25 22
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing MS Office 19 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 5.03% 3.67% 4.80%
As % of the Applications category 57.58% 29.03% 41.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 8
Average daily rate
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£158 £200 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.25% -52.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £180 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £426 £521
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £298 £263
% change year-on-year
-4.20% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
Average hourly rate £14.50 £18.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% +38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £18.00 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £18.00 £18.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.40 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.89%
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
33 31 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 8.73% 12.65% 11.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 16
Average daily rate £218 £404 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.09% -5.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £200 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £448 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 5
Average hourly rate £14.25 £18.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.83% +38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £17.00 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.45 £21.00 £21.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +4 14 £158 -21.25% 3
St Helens - 1 - -
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 44 (70.97%) Microsoft
2 30 (48.39%) Windows
3 24 (38.71%) MS Excel
4 21 (33.87%) Active Directory
5 14 (22.58%) Windows 7
6 12 (19.35%) Office 365
7 11 (17.74%) LAN
7 11 (17.74%) WAN
8 10 (16.13%) SharePoint
8 10 (16.13%) Windows 8
9 9 (14.52%) Apple iOS
9 9 (14.52%) Android
9 9 (14.52%) Windows XP
9 9 (14.52%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (14.52%) Project Management
10 8 (12.90%) Citrix
10 8 (12.90%) DHCP
10 8 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (11.29%) DNS
11 7 (11.29%) ITIL
11 7 (11.29%) PRINCE2
11 7 (11.29%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (11.29%) VMware
12 6 (9.68%) VMware Workstation
12 6 (9.68%) MCP
12 6 (9.68%) MS Project
12 6 (9.68%) Citrix Certification
12 6 (9.68%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (9.68%) Thin Client
12 6 (9.68%) Terminal Services

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 10 (16.13%) SharePoint
2 6 (9.68%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (8.06%) MS Exchange
4 3 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (3.23%) IIS
5 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.61%) Lync
6 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.61%) MQSeries
6 1 (1.61%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (1.61%) SAS
6 1 (1.61%) CICS
Applications
1 24 (38.71%) MS Excel
2 6 (9.68%) MS Project
3 5 (8.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (4.84%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 12 (19.35%) Office 365
2 6 (9.68%) OneDrive
2 6 (9.68%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 11 (17.74%) LAN
1 11 (17.74%) WAN
2 8 (12.90%) DHCP
3 7 (11.29%) DNS
3 7 (11.29%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (4.84%) Network Security
5 2 (3.23%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.23%) Firewall
5 2 (3.23%) SAN
6 1 (1.61%) Internet
6 1 (1.61%) OSPF
6 1 (1.61%) BGP
6 1 (1.61%) EIGRP
6 1 (1.61%) Kerberos
6 1 (1.61%) SSL
6 1 (1.61%) NAS
6 1 (1.61%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.23%) DB2
2 1 (1.61%) MS Access
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle APEX
General
1 5 (8.06%) Finance
2 3 (4.84%) Retail
3 2 (3.23%) Billing
3 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.61%) Marketing
4 1 (1.61%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 20 (32.26%) Analyst
2 8 (12.90%) Support Analyst
3 7 (11.29%) Administrator
4 6 (9.68%) Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (9.68%) Service Analyst
4 6 (9.68%) Project Manager
4 6 (9.68%) Desktop Administrator
5 4 (6.45%) Training Manager
5 4 (6.45%) PMO Analyst
5 4 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (6.45%) Support Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Desktop Support
6 3 (4.84%) Technical Support
6 3 (4.84%) Network Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (4.84%) Service Desk Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) Account Manager
7 2 (3.23%) Trainer
7 2 (3.23%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.61%) HTML
1 1 (1.61%) Middleware
1 1 (1.61%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.68%) Thin Client
1 6 (9.68%) Fat Client
2 4 (6.45%) Blackberry
3 3 (4.84%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.23%) NHS
4 2 (3.23%) Informatics
5 1 (1.61%) iPhone
5 1 (1.61%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.61%) AS400
5 1 (1.61%) Clustering
5 1 (1.61%) PKI
5 1 (1.61%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 30 (48.39%) Windows
2 14 (22.58%) Windows 7
3 10 (16.13%) Windows 8
4 9 (14.52%) Apple iOS
4 9 (14.52%) Windows XP
4 9 (14.52%) Android
5 8 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (8.06%) Mac OS
8 4 (6.45%) BlackBerry OS
9 2 (3.23%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.61%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.61%) zOS
10 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.61%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (14.52%) Project Management
2 7 (11.29%) ITIL
2 7 (11.29%) PRINCE2
3 4 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (4.84%) Programme Management
4 3 (4.84%) Network Design
4 3 (4.84%) CRM
4 3 (4.84%) Service Management
4 3 (4.84%) Change Management
4 3 (4.84%) ITSM
4 3 (4.84%) Project Planning
4 3 (4.84%) Time Management
5 2 (3.23%) SDLC
5 2 (3.23%) Migration
5 2 (3.23%) Project Governance
5 2 (3.23%) Change Control
5 2 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (3.23%) Information Security
6 1 (1.61%) Data Analysis
6 1 (1.61%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.84%) SQL
2 2 (3.23%) REXX
3 1 (1.61%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.61%) JCL
3 1 (1.61%) CLIST
3 1 (1.61%) VBScript
3 1 (1.61%) VB
3 1 (1.61%) Assembly Language
3 1 (1.61%) Java
3 1 (1.61%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (14.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (9.68%) Citrix Certification
2 6 (9.68%) MCP
2 6 (9.68%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (4.84%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.84%) CCIE
3 3 (4.84%) CCNP
3 3 (4.84%) CCDP
3 3 (4.84%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (3.23%) MCSE
4 2 (3.23%) MCSA
4 2 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.23%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (1.61%) PMP
5 1 (1.61%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.61%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.06%) SLA
2 2 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 21 (33.87%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.68%) Terminal Services
2 6 (9.68%) VMware Workstation
2 6 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.84%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.61%) vSphere
4 1 (1.61%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (1.61%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 1 (1.61%) RACF
4 1 (1.61%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (3.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (1.61%) zSecure
2 1 (1.61%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 44 (70.97%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.90%) Citrix
3 7 (11.29%) VMware
4 6 (9.68%) Google
5 4 (6.45%) Apple
6 2 (3.23%) WatchGuard
6 2 (3.23%) Aruba
6 2 (3.23%) Cisco
7 1 (1.61%) IBM
7 1 (1.61%) Oracle
7 1 (1.61%) Sybase
7 1 (1.61%) CA
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