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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 63 35 32
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -3
Contract jobs citing MS Office 94 198 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.66% 4.72% 5.10%
As % of the Applications category 32.30% 45.21% 42.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 100 59
Median daily rate £278 £316 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.25% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £135 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £288 £290
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 31 33
Median hourly rate £20.39 £14.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.64% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.66 £21.91 £24.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -
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
291 438 380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.22% 10.44% 12.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 227 179
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £469 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 61 51
Median hourly rate £20.39 £14.00 £16.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.64% -17.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.97 £42.44 £31.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.33%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing MS Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 August 2016.

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 24 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 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
Manchester -44 39 £325 +11.11% 27
Cheshire -16 20 £300 -6.25% 6
Lancashire +15 13 £115 -52.08% 1
Merseyside -2 13 £325 +106.34% 9
Cumbria +11 8 - -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 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 North West region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 154 (65.25%) Microsoft
2 118 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 99 (41.95%) Windows
4 65 (27.54%) Active Directory
5 57 (24.15%) Finance
6 45 (19.07%) Windows Server
7 42 (17.80%) Project Management
8 38 (16.10%) SharePoint
9 33 (13.98%) MS Exchange
9 33 (13.98%) MS PowerPoint
9 33 (13.98%) Windows 7
10 29 (12.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 29 (12.29%) ITIL
10 29 (12.29%) SQL
11 28 (11.86%) Migration
11 28 (11.86%) VMware
11 28 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
11 28 (11.86%) PowerShell
12 27 (11.44%) Security Cleared
13 26 (11.02%) Skype for Business
14 25 (10.59%) Software Engineering
14 25 (10.59%) Stakeholder Management
15 24 (10.17%) Windows 10
16 23 (9.75%) VMware Infrastructure
16 23 (9.75%) SC Cleared
16 23 (9.75%) SCCM
17 22 (9.32%) SharePoint 2013
18 21 (8.90%) Skype
18 21 (8.90%) PRINCE2
19 20 (8.47%) SQL Server

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 38 (16.10%) SharePoint
2 33 (13.98%) MS Exchange
3 26 (11.02%) Skype for Business
4 22 (9.32%) SharePoint 2013
5 9 (3.81%) IIS
6 8 (3.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (2.12%) IBM Notes
8 4 (1.69%) CMS
9 3 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.85%) WordPress
11 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.42%) WinCC
Applications
1 118 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 33 (13.98%) MS PowerPoint
3 16 (6.78%) MS Visio
4 10 (4.24%) MS Project
4 10 (4.24%) Photoshop
5 7 (2.97%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (2.12%) Fireworks
7 4 (1.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (1.27%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.42%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.42%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.85%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.42%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.42%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.42%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.08%) Office 365
2 7 (2.97%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.85%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.85%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.85%) IBM Cloud
4 2 (0.85%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 21 (8.90%) Skype
2 13 (5.51%) DHCP
2 13 (5.51%) DNS
2 13 (5.51%) Firewall
3 10 (4.24%) WAN
4 9 (3.81%) LAN
4 9 (3.81%) TCP/IP
5 7 (2.97%) Internet
5 7 (2.97%) SAN
5 7 (2.97%) VLAN
5 7 (2.97%) VPN
6 6 (2.54%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (2.12%) Extranet
8 4 (1.69%) GSM
8 4 (1.69%) UMTS
9 2 (0.85%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (0.85%) iSCSI
9 2 (0.85%) Network Security
9 2 (0.85%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (0.85%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (8.47%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.51%) Relational Database
3 12 (5.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (3.39%) MySQL
5 5 (2.12%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (2.12%) MongoDB
5 5 (2.12%) NoSQL
5 5 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.69%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (1.69%) SAP BW
7 3 (1.27%) MS Access
7 3 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.42%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 1 (0.42%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 5 (2.12%) JIRA
1 5 (2.12%) Subversion
2 1 (0.42%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (0.42%) HP UFT
2 1 (0.42%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.42%) MSTest
2 1 (0.42%) Visual Studio
General
1 57 (24.15%) Finance
2 19 (8.05%) Banking
3 10 (4.24%) Legal
3 10 (4.24%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.81%) Law
5 8 (3.39%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.54%) Military
6 6 (2.54%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (2.12%) Multimedia
8 4 (1.69%) French Language
8 4 (1.69%) Marketing
9 3 (1.27%) German Language
9 3 (1.27%) Retail
10 2 (0.85%) Brand Awareness
10 2 (0.85%) Local Government
10 2 (0.85%) Publishing
11 1 (0.42%) Games
11 1 (0.42%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.42%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.42%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 79 (33.47%) Analyst
2 24 (10.17%) Support Analyst
3 20 (8.47%) Service Analyst
4 17 (7.20%) Service Desk Analyst
5 14 (5.93%) Project Manager
6 13 (5.51%) Designer
7 12 (5.08%) 1st Line Support
7 12 (5.08%) Developer
8 10 (4.24%) Business Analyst
8 10 (4.24%) Desktop Support
9 9 (3.81%) IT Support
10 8 (3.39%) Desktop Engineer
10 8 (3.39%) Support Engineer
11 7 (2.97%) 1st Line Support Analyst
11 7 (2.97%) 2nd Line Support
11 7 (2.97%) Administrator
11 7 (2.97%) Data Analyst
11 7 (2.97%) Service Desk Support
12 6 (2.54%) IT Analyst
12 6 (2.54%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.66%) .NET
2 10 (4.24%) jQuery
3 6 (2.54%) CSS
3 6 (2.54%) HTML
4 5 (2.12%) .NET Framework
4 5 (2.12%) Autofac
4 5 (2.12%) Hibernate
4 5 (2.12%) JSON
4 5 (2.12%) REST
4 5 (2.12%) SAML
4 5 (2.12%) SOAP
4 5 (2.12%) Spring
4 5 (2.12%) Web Services
4 5 (2.12%) XML
4 5 (2.12%) XSD
5 3 (1.27%) Flash
6 1 (0.42%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.42%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.51%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.39%) Blackberry
4 6 (2.54%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.54%) Fat Client
4 6 (2.54%) NHS
4 6 (2.54%) Thin Client
5 5 (2.12%) Digital Media
6 3 (1.27%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.27%) Copywriting
6 3 (1.27%) e-Learning
6 3 (1.27%) IVR
6 3 (1.27%) Life Science
6 3 (1.27%) Social Media
7 2 (0.85%) Blog
7 2 (0.85%) iPhone
7 2 (0.85%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.85%) Mathematics
7 2 (0.85%) Social Network
7 2 (0.85%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 99 (41.95%) Windows
2 45 (19.07%) Windows Server
3 33 (13.98%) Windows 7
4 29 (12.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (10.17%) Windows 10
6 16 (6.78%) Linux
7 15 (6.36%) Windows XP
8 12 (5.08%) Windows 8
9 11 (4.66%) Unix
9 11 (4.66%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (3.81%) Apple iOS
11 6 (2.54%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (1.69%) Android
13 3 (1.27%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.85%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.42%) Embedded Linux
15 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.42%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.42%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (17.80%) Project Management
2 29 (12.29%) ITIL
3 28 (11.86%) Migration
4 25 (10.59%) Software Engineering
4 25 (10.59%) Stakeholder Management
5 21 (8.90%) PRINCE2
6 20 (8.47%) Mentoring
7 19 (8.05%) Change Management
8 17 (7.20%) Test Automation
9 15 (6.36%) GAP Analysis
10 14 (5.93%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (5.51%) Data Migration
12 12 (5.08%) Problem Management
12 12 (5.08%) Risk Management
13 11 (4.66%) Service Management
14 10 (4.24%) Business Intelligence
14 10 (4.24%) Document Management
14 10 (4.24%) Programme Management
15 9 (3.81%) ERP
15 9 (3.81%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (12.29%) SQL
2 28 (11.86%) PowerShell
3 10 (4.24%) PL/SQL
4 9 (3.81%) JavaScript
5 8 (3.39%) VB
6 6 (2.54%) C
6 6 (2.54%) PHP
6 6 (2.54%) T-SQL
7 5 (2.12%) C#
7 5 (2.12%) Java
8 4 (1.69%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.85%) C++
9 2 (0.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 27 (11.44%) Security Cleared
2 23 (9.75%) SC Cleared
3 19 (8.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (6.78%) Degree
5 10 (4.24%) MCP
6 9 (3.81%) MCSE
7 8 (3.39%) ISTQB
8 7 (2.97%) MCDST
8 7 (2.97%) PMI Certification
8 7 (2.97%) PMP
9 6 (2.54%) CCNA
9 6 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (2.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (2.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 4 (1.69%) ISEB
10 4 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.69%) MOS
11 3 (1.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (1.27%) MCSA
12 2 (0.85%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.24%) PCI DSS
1 10 (4.24%) SLA
2 4 (1.69%) P3O
3 3 (1.27%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.42%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.42%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.42%) NEBOSH
4 1 (0.42%) QA
System Software
1 65 (27.54%) Active Directory
2 23 (9.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (5.93%) vSphere
4 5 (2.12%) XenApp
5 2 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.85%) NFS
5 2 (0.85%) Xen
6 1 (0.42%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 23 (9.75%) SCCM
2 15 (6.36%) SCOM
3 4 (1.69%) AirWatch
3 4 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (1.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (1.69%) Tivoli
4 3 (1.27%) vRealize
5 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.42%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (0.42%) SmoothWall
6 1 (0.42%) WSUS
Vendors
1 154 (65.25%) Microsoft
2 28 (11.86%) VMware
3 15 (6.36%) Oracle
3 15 (6.36%) PeopleSoft
4 14 (5.93%) Citrix
5 13 (5.51%) HP
5 13 (5.51%) SAP
6 12 (5.08%) Cisco
7 6 (2.54%) Adobe
7 6 (2.54%) Apple
8 5 (2.12%) ArcSight
8 5 (2.12%) Dell
8 5 (2.12%) Lotus
8 5 (2.12%) NetApp
8 5 (2.12%) ServiceNow
9 4 (1.69%) Cognos
9 4 (1.69%) Google
9 4 (1.69%) IBM
10 3 (1.27%) CODA
10 3 (1.27%) Maconomy
Manchester, Lancashire
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