The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 33 32 31
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Office 194 166 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.88% 5.34% 5.09%
As % of the Applications category 45.54% 41.40% 42.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 56 55
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£313 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £121 £114
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £285 £267
% change year-on-year
+0.87% +6.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 42 40
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.84 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.86% +12.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.34 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.45 £24.70 £21.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.22
% change year-on-year
- -1.54%
MS Office
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
426 401 334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.73% 12.91% 11.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 174 125
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £425 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £317 £308
% change year-on-year
+2.68% +2.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 64 58
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £16.92
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +0.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.93 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.21 £28.75 £27.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.51 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.26% -

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Office across the North West region.

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in the North West

MS Office
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the North West region over the 3 months to 5 August 2015.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the North West region.

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

MS Office
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the North West region over the 3 months to 5 August 2015.

MS Office Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

MS Office
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 5 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
Manchester +5 89 £298 +8.18% 29
Cheshire -7 35 £325 +39.78% 18
Merseyside +2 28 £163 -46.14% 10
Cumbria -5 14 £350 - 2
Lancashire -21 12 £310 -3.12% 4
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

1 255 (71.03%) Microsoft
2 162 (45.13%) MS Excel
3 159 (44.29%) Windows
4 88 (24.51%) Windows 7
5 87 (24.23%) Active Directory
6 77 (21.45%) ITIL
7 74 (20.61%) Finance
8 49 (13.65%) Security Cleared
9 48 (13.37%) Windows XP
10 46 (12.81%) SQL
10 46 (12.81%) Project Management
11 45 (12.53%) SharePoint
12 41 (11.42%) PRINCE2
13 38 (10.58%) Analytical Skills
14 33 (9.19%) MS Project
15 32 (8.91%) Microsoft Certification
15 32 (8.91%) SC Cleared
16 30 (8.36%) Windows Server 2008
17 27 (7.52%) MS PowerPoint
18 26 (7.24%) SLA
19 24 (6.69%) User Acceptance Testing
20 23 (6.41%) Windows 8
20 23 (6.41%) Service Management
20 23 (6.41%) Change Management
20 23 (6.41%) Stakeholder Management
20 23 (6.41%) Citrix
20 23 (6.41%) Windows Server 2003
21 22 (6.13%) Office 365
21 22 (6.13%) Banking
22 21 (5.85%) DHCP

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 45 (12.53%) SharePoint
2 21 (5.85%) MS Exchange
3 16 (4.46%) SharePoint 2010
4 11 (3.06%) SharePoint 2013
5 10 (2.79%) IIS
6 6 (1.67%) IBM Notes
6 6 (1.67%) SAS
7 5 (1.39%) CICS
7 5 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.84%) Lync
8 3 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.56%) WorkSite
10 1 (0.28%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.28%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.28%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.28%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.28%) Documentum
Applications
1 162 (45.13%) MS Excel
2 33 (9.19%) MS Project
3 27 (7.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (5.29%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 7 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.39%) Oracle Payables
3 4 (1.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.56%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.28%) Maximo
5 1 (0.28%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 22 (6.13%) Office 365
2 8 (2.23%) OneDrive
3 6 (1.67%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.85%) DHCP
2 20 (5.57%) LAN
3 19 (5.29%) WAN
4 18 (5.01%) TCP/IP
5 17 (4.74%) DNS
6 9 (2.51%) Firewall
6 9 (2.51%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (2.23%) Wireless
7 8 (2.23%) Internet
8 6 (1.67%) Intranet
9 5 (1.39%) SAN
9 5 (1.39%) Broadband
10 3 (0.84%) VPN
10 3 (0.84%) Network Security
11 2 (0.56%) IP Telephony
11 2 (0.56%) WebEx
11 2 (0.56%) VoIP
12 1 (0.28%) WLAN
12 1 (0.28%) Ethernet
12 1 (0.28%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.29%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.90%) MS Access
3 13 (3.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (2.79%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (2.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (1.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.39%) Crystal Reports
7 5 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (1.11%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 3 (0.84%) OLAP Cube
9 3 (0.84%) Base SAS
9 3 (0.84%) OLAP
10 2 (0.56%) DB2
10 2 (0.56%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.56%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.56%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 1 (0.28%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (1.95%) Visual Studio
1 7 (1.95%) Visual Studio Team System
2 6 (1.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.28%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.28%) MSI
3 1 (0.28%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.28%) Selenium
General
1 74 (20.61%) Finance
2 22 (6.13%) Banking
3 20 (5.57%) Manufacturing
4 15 (4.18%) Legal
5 14 (3.90%) Telecoms
6 13 (3.62%) Retail
7 11 (3.06%) Law
8 8 (2.23%) Marketing
8 8 (2.23%) German Language
9 7 (1.95%) Russian Language
9 7 (1.95%) French Language
10 5 (1.39%) Italian Language
10 5 (1.39%) Portuguese Language
10 5 (1.39%) Billing
10 5 (1.39%) Financial Institution
10 5 (1.39%) Electronics
11 4 (1.11%) Local Government
11 4 (1.11%) Dutch Language
11 4 (1.11%) Turkish Language
12 3 (0.84%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 140 (39.00%) Analyst
2 44 (12.26%) Service Analyst
3 40 (11.14%) Service Desk Analyst
4 29 (8.08%) Project Manager
5 24 (6.69%) Support Analyst
6 22 (6.13%) Developer
7 21 (5.85%) Support Engineer
7 21 (5.85%) 2nd Line Support
8 19 (5.29%) 1st Line Support
8 19 (5.29%) Business Analyst
9 17 (4.74%) Administrator
10 14 (3.90%) Desktop Support
10 14 (3.90%) PMO Analyst
11 12 (3.34%) Microsoft Developer
12 10 (2.79%) IT Support
13 9 (2.51%) Help Desk Analyst
13 9 (2.51%) Data Analyst
14 8 (2.23%) Team Leader
14 8 (2.23%) Service Desk Team Leader
14 8 (2.23%) Change Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.18%) HTML
2 12 (3.34%) CSS
3 7 (1.95%) .NET
3 7 (1.95%) ASP.NET
3 7 (1.95%) .NET Framework
4 6 (1.67%) XML
5 2 (0.56%) ODBC
6 1 (0.28%) Middleware
6 1 (0.28%) ISPF
6 1 (0.28%) SOAP
6 1 (0.28%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.28%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 38 (10.58%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.62%) NHS
3 11 (3.06%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.79%) Thin Client
4 10 (2.79%) Blackberry
4 10 (2.79%) Fat Client
5 9 (2.51%) Data Centre
6 6 (1.67%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.39%) DTV
8 4 (1.11%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.11%) GIS
8 4 (1.11%) Smartphone
9 3 (0.84%) Economics
9 3 (0.84%) Grid Computing
9 3 (0.84%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.84%) User Experience
10 2 (0.56%) Handset
10 2 (0.56%) Data Integration
10 2 (0.56%) Life Science
10 2 (0.56%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 159 (44.29%) Windows
2 88 (24.51%) Windows 7
3 48 (13.37%) Windows XP
4 30 (8.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (6.41%) Windows 8
5 23 (6.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (5.01%) Apple iOS
7 15 (4.18%) Android
8 7 (1.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.95%) UNIX
9 5 (1.39%) BlackBerry OS
9 5 (1.39%) Mac OS
10 4 (1.11%) Windows Vista
11 3 (0.84%) AIX
11 3 (0.84%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.56%) zOS
12 2 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (21.45%) ITIL
2 46 (12.81%) Project Management
3 41 (11.42%) PRINCE2
4 24 (6.69%) User Acceptance Testing
5 23 (6.41%) Service Management
5 23 (6.41%) Change Management
5 23 (6.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 20 (5.57%) Incident Management
7 19 (5.29%) Programme Management
8 15 (4.18%) Document Management
8 15 (4.18%) Migration
8 15 (4.18%) Data Modelling
9 14 (3.90%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (3.62%) Project Planning
10 13 (3.62%) Use Case
11 12 (3.34%) CAD
11 12 (3.34%) ITSM
12 11 (3.06%) CRM
12 11 (3.06%) Continuous Improvement
12 11 (3.06%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 46 (12.81%) SQL
2 15 (4.18%) VBA
3 7 (1.95%) JavaScript
4 6 (1.67%) VB
5 4 (1.11%) VBScript
5 4 (1.11%) PowerShell
6 3 (0.84%) JCL
7 2 (0.56%) REXX
7 2 (0.56%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.56%) COBOL
8 1 (0.28%) Java
8 1 (0.28%) Perl
8 1 (0.28%) PHP
8 1 (0.28%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.28%) CLIST
8 1 (0.28%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 49 (13.65%) Security Cleared
2 32 (8.91%) SC Cleared
2 32 (8.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (4.74%) MCP
4 16 (4.46%) Degree
5 15 (4.18%) A+ Certification
6 12 (3.34%) MCITP
6 12 (3.34%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (3.06%) CCNP
8 10 (2.79%) MCSA
9 9 (2.51%) CCNA
9 9 (2.51%) PMP
9 9 (2.51%) PMI Certification
9 9 (2.51%) MCDST
10 8 (2.23%) MOS
11 7 (1.95%) CISSP
11 7 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (1.67%) ISEB
12 6 (1.67%) Citrix Certification
13 5 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.24%) SLA
2 11 (3.06%) QA
3 2 (0.56%) P3O
4 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 87 (24.23%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.51%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.67%) Terminal Services
4 6 (1.67%) VMware Workstation
5 4 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (1.11%) vSphere
5 4 (1.11%) XenApp
6 3 (0.84%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.56%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.28%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.28%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.28%) RACF
8 1 (0.28%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 13 (3.62%) SCCM
2 6 (1.67%) OpenView
3 5 (1.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.56%) WSUS
4 2 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.28%) zSecure
5 1 (0.28%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.28%) OMEGAMON
5 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 255 (71.03%) Microsoft
2 23 (6.41%) Citrix
3 20 (5.57%) VMware
4 18 (5.01%) Oracle
5 17 (4.74%) SAP
6 12 (3.34%) HP
7 7 (1.95%) LANDesk
7 7 (1.95%) IBM
7 7 (1.95%) ArcSight
7 7 (1.95%) Veeam
8 6 (1.67%) Google
8 6 (1.67%) Cisco
8 6 (1.67%) Lotus
8 6 (1.67%) Apple
9 5 (1.39%) Symantec
9 5 (1.39%) Sun
9 5 (1.39%) Cognos
10 4 (1.11%) AppSense
11 3 (0.84%) Wyse
11 3 (0.84%) WatchGuard
North West
People Source Consulting
Rate: £140 - £160 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £12.00 - £16.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £8 - £12 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Oldham
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 - £180 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Cheshire
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £270 - £325 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £11 - £13 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 22 days ago