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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 53 39 31
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -8
Contract jobs citing MS Office 120 172 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.39% 3.89% 4.89%
As % of the Applications category 37.50% 40.09% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 91 60
Median daily rate £325 £325 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £140 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 25 39
Median hourly rate £16.00 £13.60 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.69% -15.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.72 £20.75 £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
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
320 429 351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.03% 9.69% 11.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 241 176
Median daily rate £375 £325 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £170 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 52 49
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.71 £42.02 £23.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £14.50 £15.39
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -5.75%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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
Cheshire +7 46 £415 +38.33% 8
Manchester -27 42 £278 -14.61% 19
Merseyside +11 16 £325 +116.66% 4
Lancashire +17 8 £115 -67.21% 4
Cumbria +10 7 - - 2
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 (65.81%) Microsoft
2 128 (54.70%) MS Excel
3 91 (38.89%) Windows
4 57 (24.36%) Finance
5 52 (22.22%) Active Directory
6 48 (20.51%) Project Management
7 44 (18.80%) MS PowerPoint
8 36 (15.38%) Windows 7
9 35 (14.96%) Analytical Skills
10 32 (13.68%) MS Visio
11 31 (13.25%) SharePoint
11 31 (13.25%) ITIL
12 27 (11.54%) SQL
12 27 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
13 25 (10.68%) Agile Software Development
14 24 (10.26%) Windows Server
15 22 (9.40%) Migration
16 19 (8.12%) Windows XP
17 18 (7.69%) PRINCE2
17 18 (7.69%) Programme Management
18 17 (7.26%) Citrix
18 17 (7.26%) Security Cleared
19 16 (6.84%) Office 365
19 16 (6.84%) Windows 8
19 16 (6.84%) Banking
20 15 (6.41%) Degree
20 15 (6.41%) PowerShell
20 15 (6.41%) Microsoft Certification
20 15 (6.41%) MS Exchange
20 15 (6.41%) Mentoring

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 31 (13.25%) SharePoint
2 15 (6.41%) MS Exchange
3 11 (4.70%) IBM Notes
4 8 (3.42%) Skype for Business
5 7 (2.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 6 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (2.14%) CMS
7 5 (2.14%) IIS
8 4 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.85%) WordPress
11 1 (0.43%) CICS
11 1 (0.43%) WinCC
Applications
1 128 (54.70%) MS Excel
2 44 (18.80%) MS PowerPoint
3 32 (13.68%) MS Visio
4 10 (4.27%) MS Project
5 8 (3.42%) Photoshop
6 5 (2.14%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (1.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (1.28%) 3ds Max
8 3 (1.28%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.43%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.43%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.85%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.43%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.43%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 16 (6.84%) Office 365
2 7 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.56%) 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 12 (5.13%) DNS
2 11 (4.70%) DHCP
3 10 (4.27%) Firewall
3 10 (4.27%) LAN
4 9 (3.85%) TCP/IP
4 9 (3.85%) VPN
4 9 (3.85%) WAN
5 8 (3.42%) Internet
5 8 (3.42%) VLAN
6 7 (2.99%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (2.56%) SAN
8 4 (1.71%) Extranet
8 4 (1.71%) GSM
8 4 (1.71%) UMTS
9 3 (1.28%) Intranet
9 3 (1.28%) Skype
9 3 (1.28%) WLAN
10 2 (0.85%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.85%) FTP
10 2 (0.85%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.98%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.27%) Relational Database
2 10 (4.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (2.99%) MySQL
4 5 (2.14%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.71%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (1.71%) MongoDB
5 4 (1.71%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.71%) SAP BW
6 3 (1.28%) MS Access
6 3 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.43%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 1 (0.43%) DB2
8 1 (0.43%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 14 (5.98%) JIRA
2 4 (1.71%) Subversion
3 2 (0.85%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.43%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.43%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.43%) Firebug
4 1 (0.43%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.43%) JMeter
4 1 (0.43%) MSTest
4 1 (0.43%) The Grinder
4 1 (0.43%) Toad
4 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 57 (24.36%) Finance
2 16 (6.84%) Banking
3 10 (4.27%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.42%) Legal
4 8 (3.42%) Pharmaceutical
5 7 (2.99%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.14%) Multimedia
7 4 (1.71%) Law
7 4 (1.71%) Marketing
8 3 (1.28%) French Language
8 3 (1.28%) Military
8 3 (1.28%) Retail
9 2 (0.85%) Brand Awareness
9 2 (0.85%) German Language
9 2 (0.85%) Local Government
9 2 (0.85%) Publishing
10 1 (0.43%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.43%) Back Office
10 1 (0.43%) Front Office
10 1 (0.43%) Games
Job Titles
1 75 (32.05%) Analyst
2 20 (8.55%) Support Analyst
3 15 (6.41%) Delivery Manager
3 15 (6.41%) Service Analyst
4 14 (5.98%) Service Desk Analyst
5 12 (5.13%) Developer
6 10 (4.27%) 1st Line Support
6 10 (4.27%) Desktop Support
6 10 (4.27%) IT Support
7 9 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
7 9 (3.85%) Project Manager
7 9 (3.85%) Support Engineer
8 8 (3.42%) 3rd Line Support
8 8 (3.42%) Business Analyst
8 8 (3.42%) IT Analyst
8 8 (3.42%) Service Desk Support
9 7 (2.99%) Administrator
9 7 (2.99%) Desktop Engineer
10 6 (2.56%) Data Analyst
10 6 (2.56%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.27%) .NET
2 7 (2.99%) HTML
2 7 (2.99%) jQuery
3 5 (2.14%) SOAP
4 4 (1.71%) .NET Framework
4 4 (1.71%) Autofac
4 4 (1.71%) CSS
4 4 (1.71%) Hibernate
4 4 (1.71%) JSON
4 4 (1.71%) REST
4 4 (1.71%) SAML
4 4 (1.71%) Spring
4 4 (1.71%) Web Services
4 4 (1.71%) XML
4 4 (1.71%) XSD
5 3 (1.28%) Flash
6 1 (0.43%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.43%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (14.96%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 9 (3.85%) Wiki
4 7 (2.99%) Blackberry
5 6 (2.56%) NHS
6 4 (1.71%) Life Science
6 4 (1.71%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.28%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.28%) Copywriting
7 3 (1.28%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.28%) IVR
7 3 (1.28%) Social Media
8 2 (0.85%) Blog
8 2 (0.85%) e-Learning
8 2 (0.85%) iPhone
8 2 (0.85%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.85%) Social Network
8 2 (0.85%) Statistics
8 2 (0.85%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 91 (38.89%) Windows
2 36 (15.38%) Windows 7
3 24 (10.26%) Windows Server
4 19 (8.12%) Windows XP
5 16 (6.84%) Windows 8
6 13 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (4.70%) Windows 10
9 10 (4.27%) Apple iOS
10 9 (3.85%) Linux
10 9 (3.85%) Unix
11 5 (2.14%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (1.71%) Android
13 3 (1.28%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.85%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (20.51%) Project Management
2 31 (13.25%) ITIL
3 27 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
4 25 (10.68%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (9.40%) Migration
6 18 (7.69%) PRINCE2
6 18 (7.69%) Programme Management
7 15 (6.41%) Mentoring
8 14 (5.98%) Change Management
9 13 (5.56%) Change Control
9 13 (5.56%) Configuration Management
9 13 (5.56%) Risk Management
10 12 (5.13%) Incident Management
10 12 (5.13%) Service Management
11 11 (4.70%) GAP Analysis
11 11 (4.70%) Service Delivery
12 10 (4.27%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (4.27%) Problem Management
12 10 (4.27%) Software Engineering
13 9 (3.85%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (11.54%) SQL
2 15 (6.41%) PowerShell
3 10 (4.27%) PL/SQL
4 8 (3.42%) VB
5 6 (2.56%) C
5 6 (2.56%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.71%) C#
6 4 (1.71%) Java
6 4 (1.71%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.28%) PHP
8 2 (0.85%) C++
8 2 (0.85%) Python
8 2 (0.85%) VBScript
9 1 (0.43%) COBOL
9 1 (0.43%) JCL
9 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (7.26%) Security Cleared
2 15 (6.41%) Degree
2 15 (6.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (5.13%) MCP
4 11 (4.70%) SC Cleared
5 7 (2.99%) MCSE
6 6 (2.56%) CCNA
6 6 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (2.14%) ISTQB
8 4 (1.71%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (1.71%) IIBA
8 4 (1.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.71%) MCDST
9 3 (1.28%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.28%) PMP
10 2 (0.85%) ISEB
10 2 (0.85%) MCSA
10 2 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.98%) SLA
2 9 (3.85%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.71%) P3O
4 3 (1.28%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (1.28%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.85%) QA
6 1 (0.43%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.43%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.43%) GAMP
6 1 (0.43%) GMP
6 1 (0.43%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.43%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 52 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.14%) vSphere
3 5 (2.14%) XenApp
4 2 (0.85%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.85%) NFS
4 2 (0.85%) Xen
4 2 (0.85%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.43%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 11 (4.70%) SCCM
2 6 (2.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (1.71%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.85%) SCOM
5 1 (0.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.43%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.43%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.43%) SmoothWall
5 1 (0.43%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 154 (65.81%) Microsoft
2 17 (7.26%) Citrix
3 14 (5.98%) VMware
4 13 (5.56%) HP
4 13 (5.56%) SAP
5 12 (5.13%) Oracle
6 11 (4.70%) Lotus
7 10 (4.27%) PeopleSoft
8 9 (3.85%) Cisco
9 6 (2.56%) Adobe
9 6 (2.56%) Dell
10 5 (2.14%) Apple
10 5 (2.14%) ServiceNow
11 4 (1.71%) Cognos
11 4 (1.71%) Google
11 4 (1.71%) IBM
11 4 (1.71%) NetApp
12 3 (1.28%) Autodesk
12 3 (1.28%) CODA
12 3 (1.28%) Maconomy
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