The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the Merseyside region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 22 6 14
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +8
Contract jobs citing MS Office 7 32 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.66% 15.53% 8.82%
As % of the Applications category 29.17% 66.67% 55.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 24 11
Average daily rate £150 £243 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.14% -22.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £269 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.06% -2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 8
Average hourly rate £13.50 £17.61 £12.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% +36.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.44%
Applications Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
24 48 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 12.57% 23.30% 15.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 28 17
Average daily rate £78 £248 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-68.68% -21.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.99% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 16
Average hourly rate £14.75 £17.61 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.24% +25.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.08 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.30 £59.25 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%
MS Office
North West

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -12 5 £150 -38.14%
Southport - - - -
Birkenhead - - - -
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 14 (73.68%) Microsoft
2 13 (68.42%) Windows
3 12 (63.16%) Windows XP
4 10 (52.63%) MS Excel
5 5 (26.32%) Windows 7
5 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
5 5 (26.32%) Windows 2000
6 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
6 4 (21.05%) NHS
7 3 (15.79%) Apple
7 3 (15.79%) ITIL
7 3 (15.79%) French Language
7 3 (15.79%) Italian Language
7 3 (15.79%) Incident Management
7 3 (15.79%) Spanish Language
7 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
8 2 (10.53%) Swedish Language
8 2 (10.53%) Windows Vista
8 2 (10.53%) Norwegian Language
8 2 (10.53%) Danish Language
8 2 (10.53%) Windows 8
8 2 (10.53%) DNS
8 2 (10.53%) ECDL
9 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
9 1 (5.26%) BPR
9 1 (5.26%) Terminal Services
9 1 (5.26%) Internet
9 1 (5.26%) Symantec
9 1 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (5.26%) SLA

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (52.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
2 2 (10.53%) DNS
3 1 (5.26%) Internet
3 1 (5.26%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Crystal Reports
General
1 3 (15.79%) French Language
1 3 (15.79%) Italian Language
1 3 (15.79%) Spanish Language
2 2 (10.53%) Swedish Language
2 2 (10.53%) Norwegian Language
2 2 (10.53%) Danish Language
3 1 (5.26%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 13 (68.42%) Analyst
2 7 (36.84%) Service Analyst
2 7 (36.84%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Desktop Support
4 3 (15.79%) Support Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Data Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Support Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Coordinator
6 1 (5.26%) Trainer
6 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (5.26%) Systems Support
6 1 (5.26%) IT Support
6 1 (5.26%) Data Quality Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) NHS Information Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Information Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Desktop Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) NHS
2 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.26%) Health Informatics
3 1 (5.26%) Informatics
3 1 (5.26%) PDA
3 1 (5.26%) NPfIT
Operating Systems
1 13 (68.42%) Windows
2 12 (63.16%) Windows XP
3 5 (26.32%) Windows 7
3 5 (26.32%) Windows 2000
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Vista
4 2 (10.53%) Windows 8
5 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) ITIL
1 3 (15.79%) Incident Management
2 1 (5.26%) BPR
2 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
2 1 (5.26%) Performance Management
2 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
2 1 (5.26%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) C
1 1 (5.26%) Java
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) ECDL
2 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.26%) HND
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
1 1 (5.26%) Data Quality
1 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) Terminal Services
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 14 (73.68%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) Apple
3 1 (5.26%) Symantec
3 1 (5.26%) Citrix
3 1 (5.26%) VMware