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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 58 30 31
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +1
Contract jobs citing MS Office 115 185 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.05% 5.08% 4.97%
As % of the Applications category 33.92% 43.74% 35.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 69 53
Median daily rate £325 £295 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.16% +18.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £143 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £400 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £288 £250
% change year-on-year
- +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 36 33
Median hourly rate £20.50 £14.25 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.85% -8.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £9.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.20 £26.66 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £13.70 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+20.43% -2.14%
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
339 423 431
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.99% 11.62% 14.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 191 198
Median daily rate £343 £320 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.03% -5.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £170 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £463 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 48 53
Median hourly rate £20.50 £14.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.37% -14.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £9.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £43.97 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -6.45%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 28 June 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 -22 54 £325 +23.80% 17
Cheshire -6 24 £350 +9.37% 9
Lancashire -5 18 £275 -11.36% 2
Cumbria +9 13 - - 1
Merseyside -26 6 - - 2
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 153 (62.45%) Microsoft
2 123 (50.20%) MS Excel
3 101 (41.22%) Windows
4 71 (28.98%) Active Directory
5 55 (22.45%) Finance
6 45 (18.37%) Windows Server
7 42 (17.14%) SharePoint
8 39 (15.92%) MS Exchange
8 39 (15.92%) Windows 7
9 37 (15.10%) Windows Server 2012
9 37 (15.10%) ITIL
10 33 (13.47%) Project Management
10 33 (13.47%) Analytical Skills
10 33 (13.47%) MS PowerPoint
11 30 (12.24%) VMware
12 29 (11.84%) SQL
13 28 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
13 28 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
13 28 (11.43%) PowerShell
14 27 (11.02%) SCCM
15 26 (10.61%) Software Engineering
15 26 (10.61%) Skype for Business
15 26 (10.61%) Stakeholder Management
16 25 (10.20%) Mentoring
17 23 (9.39%) Security Cleared
17 23 (9.39%) Citrix
18 22 (8.98%) Banking
19 21 (8.57%) SharePoint 2013
19 21 (8.57%) HP
20 20 (8.16%) Skype

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 42 (17.14%) SharePoint
2 39 (15.92%) MS Exchange
3 26 (10.61%) Skype for Business
4 21 (8.57%) SharePoint 2013
5 13 (5.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 9 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (2.45%) IIS
9 5 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (1.63%) CMS
10 4 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (1.63%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.82%) eRoom
11 2 (0.82%) WordPress
12 1 (0.41%) WinCC
Applications
1 123 (50.20%) MS Excel
2 33 (13.47%) MS PowerPoint
3 14 (5.71%) MS Visio
4 12 (4.90%) Photoshop
5 9 (3.67%) Adobe Illustrator
6 7 (2.86%) MS Project
7 5 (2.04%) Fireworks
8 4 (1.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (1.22%) 3ds Max
9 3 (1.22%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.41%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.41%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 2 (0.82%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (0.82%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.41%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 18 (7.35%) Office 365
2 4 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.22%) SoftLayer
4 2 (0.82%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (8.16%) Skype
2 14 (5.71%) DHCP
2 14 (5.71%) DNS
3 11 (4.49%) VPN
4 10 (4.08%) Firewall
5 9 (3.67%) WAN
6 8 (3.27%) LAN
7 7 (2.86%) TCP/IP
8 6 (2.45%) Extranet
8 6 (2.45%) VoIP
9 4 (1.63%) GSM
9 4 (1.63%) Internet
9 4 (1.63%) UMTS
9 4 (1.63%) VLAN
10 3 (1.22%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (1.22%) iSCSI
11 2 (0.82%) Network Security
11 2 (0.82%) SAN
12 1 (0.41%) BGP
12 1 (0.41%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.08%) Relational Database
3 9 (3.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (2.04%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.63%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (1.63%) SAP BW
6 3 (1.22%) MS Access
6 3 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.22%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.82%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.82%) MySQL
7 2 (0.82%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.41%) DataStage
8 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.22%) Rational DOORS
1 3 (1.22%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (0.82%) JIRA
2 2 (0.82%) Subversion
2 2 (0.82%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.41%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.41%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.41%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.41%) Mercurial
General
1 55 (22.45%) Finance
2 22 (8.98%) Banking
3 14 (5.71%) Law
4 13 (5.31%) Legal
4 13 (5.31%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.86%) French Language
5 7 (2.86%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.86%) Military
6 6 (2.45%) German Language
6 6 (2.45%) Retail
7 5 (2.04%) Retail Banking
8 4 (1.63%) Corporate Banking
8 4 (1.63%) Multimedia
9 3 (1.22%) Aerospace
9 3 (1.22%) Italian Language
9 3 (1.22%) Marketing
9 3 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.82%) Avionics
10 2 (0.82%) Local Government
10 2 (0.82%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 84 (34.29%) Analyst
2 30 (12.24%) Service Analyst
3 29 (11.84%) Service Desk Analyst
4 23 (9.39%) Support Analyst
5 16 (6.53%) Support Engineer
6 15 (6.12%) 1st Line Support
7 13 (5.31%) Designer
7 13 (5.31%) Desktop Support
7 13 (5.31%) Project Manager
8 11 (4.49%) Business Analyst
8 11 (4.49%) IT Support
9 8 (3.27%) Desktop Analyst
9 8 (3.27%) Desktop Engineer
10 7 (2.86%) 2nd Line Support
10 7 (2.86%) Administrator
10 7 (2.86%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 7 (2.86%) Developer
10 7 (2.86%) Service Desk Support
10 7 (2.86%) Service Desk Support Analyst
11 6 (2.45%) Transition Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.27%) HTML
2 7 (2.86%) jQuery
3 5 (2.04%) CSS
3 5 (2.04%) XML
4 3 (1.22%) .NET
4 3 (1.22%) Flash
4 3 (1.22%) SGML
5 2 (0.82%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.82%) Autofac
5 2 (0.82%) Hibernate
5 2 (0.82%) JSON
5 2 (0.82%) REST
5 2 (0.82%) SAML
5 2 (0.82%) SOAP
5 2 (0.82%) Spring
5 2 (0.82%) Web Services
5 2 (0.82%) XSD
6 1 (0.41%) JSF
6 1 (0.41%) Middleware
6 1 (0.41%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (13.47%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.71%) Blackberry
3 12 (4.90%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.86%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.45%) Fat Client
5 6 (2.45%) Thin Client
6 5 (2.04%) Digital Media
7 4 (1.63%) Life Science
8 3 (1.22%) e-Learning
8 3 (1.22%) PMI
9 2 (0.82%) Animation
9 2 (0.82%) Blog
9 2 (0.82%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.82%) Copywriting
9 2 (0.82%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.82%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.82%) NHS
9 2 (0.82%) Replication
9 2 (0.82%) Social Network
9 2 (0.82%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 101 (41.22%) Windows
2 45 (18.37%) Windows Server
3 39 (15.92%) Windows 7
4 37 (15.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (8.16%) Windows 10
5 20 (8.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (7.76%) Windows XP
7 16 (6.53%) Linux
7 16 (6.53%) Windows 8
8 15 (6.12%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (4.08%) Apple iOS
10 9 (3.67%) Unix
11 3 (1.22%) Mac OS
11 3 (1.22%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.82%) Android
13 1 (0.41%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.41%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (15.10%) ITIL
2 33 (13.47%) Project Management
3 26 (10.61%) Software Engineering
3 26 (10.61%) Stakeholder Management
4 25 (10.20%) Mentoring
5 19 (7.76%) GAP Analysis
5 19 (7.76%) Migration
6 18 (7.35%) PRINCE2
7 17 (6.94%) Risk Management
8 16 (6.53%) Test Automation
9 15 (6.12%) Change Management
9 15 (6.12%) Document Management
9 15 (6.12%) Problem Management
10 13 (5.31%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (5.31%) Data Migration
11 10 (4.08%) Information Security
11 10 (4.08%) Service Management
12 9 (3.67%) Coaching
12 9 (3.67%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (3.27%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (11.84%) SQL
2 28 (11.43%) PowerShell
3 10 (4.08%) JavaScript
3 10 (4.08%) PL/SQL
4 8 (3.27%) C++
4 8 (3.27%) VB
5 7 (2.86%) C
6 6 (2.45%) PHP
6 6 (2.45%) T-SQL
7 5 (2.04%) Java
8 4 (1.63%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.22%) Python
10 2 (0.82%) C#
11 1 (0.41%) Ada
Qualifications
1 28 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (9.39%) Security Cleared
3 19 (7.76%) SC Cleared
4 18 (7.35%) Degree
5 15 (6.12%) MCSE
6 14 (5.71%) MCP
7 10 (4.08%) PMI Certification
8 9 (3.67%) CCNA
8 9 (3.67%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (3.67%) MCDST
9 8 (3.27%) ISTQB
9 8 (3.27%) MOS
10 7 (2.86%) MCSA
10 7 (2.86%) PMP
11 6 (2.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 6 (2.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 6 (2.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 4 (1.63%) CIPD
12 4 (1.63%) IIBA
12 4 (1.63%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.49%) SLA
2 4 (1.63%) ISO 9001
2 4 (1.63%) P3O
2 4 (1.63%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.41%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.41%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.41%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.41%) ISO22301
4 1 (0.41%) NEBOSH
4 1 (0.41%) QA
System Software
1 71 (28.98%) Active Directory
2 28 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (7.76%) vSphere
4 6 (2.45%) XenApp
5 5 (2.04%) Brightmail
6 4 (1.63%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (1.63%) XenDesktop
6 4 (1.63%) XenServer
7 3 (1.22%) NFS
7 3 (1.22%) Xen
8 1 (0.41%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.41%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 27 (11.02%) SCCM
2 16 (6.53%) SCOM
3 5 (2.04%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 5 (2.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (1.63%) AirWatch
4 4 (1.63%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (1.63%) Tivoli
5 3 (1.22%) OpenView
5 3 (1.22%) vRealize
6 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.41%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 153 (62.45%) Microsoft
2 30 (12.24%) VMware
3 23 (9.39%) Citrix
4 21 (8.57%) HP
5 18 (7.35%) PeopleSoft
6 13 (5.31%) Oracle
7 12 (4.90%) SAP
8 10 (4.08%) Cisco
9 6 (2.45%) Adobe
9 6 (2.45%) Symantec
10 5 (2.04%) Apple
10 5 (2.04%) ArcSight
10 5 (2.04%) IronPort
10 5 (2.04%) NetApp
10 5 (2.04%) ServiceNow
11 4 (1.63%) Compaq
11 4 (1.63%) Dell
11 4 (1.63%) IBM
11 4 (1.63%) Lotus
11 4 (1.63%) ThinPrint
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