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 30 August 2016 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 24 25 24
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Office 12 19 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.29% 5.03% 3.75%
As % of the Applications category 46.15% 57.58% 31.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 6
Median daily rate £325 £158 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+106.34% -21.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £135 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £287 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £285 £300
% change year-on-year
- -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 1
Median hourly rate £14.75 £14.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.72% -19.44%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.40 £13.98
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +3.04%
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
26 33 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 9.29% 8.73% 12.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 11
Median daily rate £325 £218 £404
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.42% -46.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £135 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £309 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 4
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -20.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £14.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.45 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 30 August 2016.

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 30 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -5 5 £213 +34.92% 2
Southport - 4 £350 -
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, 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 19 (95.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (70.00%) Windows
3 13 (65.00%) MS Excel
4 8 (40.00%) SQL
4 8 (40.00%) Oracle
4 8 (40.00%) Relational Database
5 6 (30.00%) Windows Server
5 6 (30.00%) Degree
5 6 (30.00%) Windows 7
5 6 (30.00%) .NET
5 6 (30.00%) Automated Testing
6 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (25.00%) Subversion
6 5 (25.00%) Hibernate
6 5 (25.00%) Scrum
6 5 (25.00%) MVC
6 5 (25.00%) Finance
6 5 (25.00%) SAML
6 5 (25.00%) Internet
6 5 (25.00%) Unix
6 5 (25.00%) MySQL
6 5 (25.00%) SOAP
6 5 (25.00%) Web Services
6 5 (25.00%) XML
6 5 (25.00%) XSD
6 5 (25.00%) IIS
6 5 (25.00%) C#
6 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 5 (25.00%) Linux
6 5 (25.00%) REST

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 5 (25.00%) IIS
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (65.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.00%) MS Project
2 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) Internet
2 2 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (5.00%) Firewall
3 1 (5.00%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 5 (25.00%) MongoDB
2 5 (25.00%) MySQL
2 5 (25.00%) NoSQL
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) JIRA
1 5 (25.00%) Subversion
2 1 (5.00%) MSTest
2 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) C# Developer
2 4 (20.00%) C# Software Developer
2 4 (20.00%) Developer
2 4 (20.00%) Software Developer
2 4 (20.00%) Support Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (15.00%) .NET Software Developer
3 3 (15.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Data Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.00%) Business Process Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Process Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) .NET
2 5 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 5 (25.00%) Autofac
2 5 (25.00%) Hibernate
2 5 (25.00%) jQuery
2 5 (25.00%) JSON
2 5 (25.00%) REST
2 5 (25.00%) SAML
2 5 (25.00%) SOAP
2 5 (25.00%) Spring
2 5 (25.00%) Web Services
2 5 (25.00%) XML
2 5 (25.00%) XSD
3 1 (5.00%) CSS
3 1 (5.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) NHS
2 1 (5.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 14 (70.00%) Windows
2 6 (30.00%) Windows 7
2 6 (30.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (25.00%) Linux
3 5 (25.00%) Unix
3 5 (25.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (10.00%) Android
4 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (10.00%) Mac OS
5 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Automated Testing
2 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (25.00%) MVC
2 5 (25.00%) OWASP
2 5 (25.00%) Scrum
3 3 (15.00%) Performance Management
4 2 (10.00%) ITSM
4 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (10.00%) Project Management
5 1 (5.00%) Change Management
5 1 (5.00%) CRM
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL
5 1 (5.00%) Process Improvement
5 1 (5.00%) Service Management
5 1 (5.00%) SIEM
5 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) SQL
2 5 (25.00%) C#
2 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (15.00%) PL/SQL
3 3 (15.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) PMI Certification
3 1 (5.00%) PMP
3 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 19 (95.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (40.00%) Oracle
3 2 (10.00%) Apple
3 2 (10.00%) Google
4 1 (5.00%) ArcSight