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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 20 26 15
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -11
Contract jobs citing MS Office 17 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 6.37% 2.74% 7.10%
As % of the Applications category 47.22% 24.00% 48.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 7
Average daily rate
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£180 £263 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.42% -30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £251 £213 £273
% change year-on-year
+18.23% -22.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 4
Average hourly rate £12.25 £20.00 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.75% +63.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £20.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £20.00 £12.43
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+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
36 25 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 13.48% 11.42% 14.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 10
Average daily rate £203 £210 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -42.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £139 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 7
Average hourly rate £11.00 £20.00 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% +63.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £20.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.80 £22.40 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -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
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 21 November 2014. 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 +4 8 £121 -67.80% 4
Wirral - 3 - - 1
Birkenhead - - - - 1
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 15 (57.69%) Windows
2 12 (46.15%) Microsoft
3 11 (42.31%) Windows 7
4 9 (34.62%) MS Excel
5 7 (26.92%) Windows XP
5 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
5 7 (26.92%) Citrix
6 6 (23.08%) NHS
6 6 (23.08%) Project Management
7 5 (19.23%) TCP/IP
8 4 (15.38%) MS Project
8 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
8 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (11.54%) MS PowerPoint
9 3 (11.54%) PDA
9 3 (11.54%) Internet
9 3 (11.54%) Symantec
9 3 (11.54%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (11.54%) Blackberry
9 3 (11.54%) VMware
9 3 (11.54%) Java
10 2 (7.69%) IIS
10 2 (7.69%) DHCP
10 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
10 2 (7.69%) DNS
10 2 (7.69%) SAN
10 2 (7.69%) Cerner
10 2 (7.69%) Data Analysis
10 2 (7.69%) VMware ESX

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 2 (7.69%) IIS
2 1 (3.85%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 9 (34.62%) MS Excel
2 4 (15.38%) MS Project
3 3 (11.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) TCP/IP
2 3 (11.54%) Internet
3 2 (7.69%) DNS
3 2 (7.69%) SAN
3 2 (7.69%) DHCP
4 1 (3.85%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.85%) VPN
4 1 (3.85%) Firewall
4 1 (3.85%) LAN
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Dreamweaver
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Desktop Support
3 4 (15.38%) Project Manager
3 4 (15.38%) Support Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Trainer
4 3 (11.54%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (7.69%) Change Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Information Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Rollout Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Support
6 1 (3.85%) Service Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Programme Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Junior
6 1 (3.85%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Deployment Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) NHS
2 3 (11.54%) Blackberry
2 3 (11.54%) PDA
3 2 (7.69%) iPad
4 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.85%) Thin Client
4 1 (3.85%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.85%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.85%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 15 (57.69%) Windows
2 11 (42.31%) Windows 7
3 7 (26.92%) Windows XP
4 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (3.85%) Windows NT
6 1 (3.85%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) Project Management
2 2 (7.69%) Change Management
2 2 (7.69%) Validation
2 2 (7.69%) Migration
2 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
2 2 (7.69%) Data Analysis
3 1 (3.85%) Matrix Management
3 1 (3.85%) Line Management
3 1 (3.85%) ITIL
3 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (3.85%) Programme Management
3 1 (3.85%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) Java
2 1 (3.85%) VB
2 1 (3.85%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) HND
3 1 (3.85%) PMP
3 1 (3.85%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.85%) Degree
3 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.69%) VMware ESX
2 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 7 (26.92%) Citrix
3 3 (11.54%) Symantec
3 3 (11.54%) VMware
4 2 (7.69%) Cerner
5 1 (3.85%) Lotus
5 1 (3.85%) Adobe
5 1 (3.85%) Unisys
5 1 (3.85%) TOWER Software
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