The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 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 North West 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 28 31 38
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +7
Contract jobs citing MS Office 163 131 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.42% 4.92% 4.36%
As % of the Applications category 40.45% 40.94% 41.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 50 47
Average daily rate
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£275 £300 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £95 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £425 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £273 £275
% change year-on-year
+0.73% -0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 37 27
Average hourly rate £15.01 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.08% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.27 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £21.70 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.99 £14.00 £13.34
% change year-on-year
-0.08% +4.98%
Applications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
403 320 346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.40% 12.01% 10.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 119 142
Average daily rate £340 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £146 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +2.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 54 59
Average hourly rate £16.92 £17.00 £19.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.47% -12.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.78 £10.20 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £39.10 £42.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
MS Office
England

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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 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
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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 61 £275 +1.47% 18
Lancashire +8 43 £320 - 3
Cheshire +6 37 £215 -29.79% 9
Merseyside +5 12 £302 -7.15% 4
Cumbria 0 2 - -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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.

1 210 (65.22%) Microsoft
2 180 (55.90%) Windows
3 103 (31.99%) MS Excel
4 91 (28.26%) Windows 7
5 87 (27.02%) Windows XP
6 73 (22.67%) Active Directory
7 63 (19.57%) Citrix
8 59 (18.32%) Security Cleared
9 52 (16.15%) Project Management
10 51 (15.84%) SLA
11 48 (14.91%) SC Cleared
12 43 (13.35%) Windows Vista
13 41 (12.73%) ITIL
14 37 (11.49%) SCCM
15 34 (10.56%) Microsoft App-V
15 34 (10.56%) AppSense
15 34 (10.56%) Finance
16 33 (10.25%) MS Project
16 33 (10.25%) Blackberry
16 33 (10.25%) Software Deployment
17 32 (9.94%) Service Management
18 29 (9.01%) Business Analysis
19 28 (8.70%) CA
20 25 (7.76%) HP
21 23 (7.14%) MS Visio
21 23 (7.14%) MS Exchange
21 23 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
22 21 (6.52%) Lumension
22 21 (6.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
23 20 (6.21%) NHS

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 23 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 16 (4.97%) SharePoint
3 11 (3.42%) IBM Notes
3 11 (3.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 6 (1.86%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (1.55%) CICS
5 5 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.93%) Lync
7 2 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.62%) IIS
8 1 (0.31%) SAS
8 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.31%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 103 (31.99%) MS Excel
2 33 (10.25%) MS Project
3 23 (7.14%) MS Visio
4 15 (4.66%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (1.55%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.62%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.62%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.62%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.62%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.31%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 3 (0.93%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.62%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.62%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (0.62%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.31%) BPCS
3 1 (0.31%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.31%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.24%) Office 365
2 1 (0.31%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.90%) TCP/IP
1 19 (5.90%) VPN
2 12 (3.73%) Wireless
3 9 (2.80%) DNS
3 9 (2.80%) LAN
4 6 (1.86%) DHCP
4 6 (1.86%) Intranet
4 6 (1.86%) Firewall
5 4 (1.24%) Internet
6 3 (0.93%) Ethernet
6 3 (0.93%) WAN
6 3 (0.93%) SAN
7 2 (0.62%) VoIP
7 2 (0.62%) IP Telephony
7 2 (0.62%) Network Security
7 2 (0.62%) Structured Cabling
7 2 (0.62%) DSL
8 1 (0.31%) GPRS
8 1 (0.31%) HTTP
8 1 (0.31%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.48%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.86%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.31%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.31%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (0.31%) MS Access
4 1 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.31%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.31%) SAP BI
4 1 (0.31%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 7 (2.17%) MSI
2 6 (1.86%) AdminStudio
3 2 (0.62%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 34 (10.56%) Finance
2 13 (4.04%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.17%) Banking
3 7 (2.17%) Retail
4 6 (1.86%) Legal
5 5 (1.55%) Back Office
6 4 (1.24%) French Language
7 3 (0.93%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.62%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.62%) Military
8 2 (0.62%) Italian Language
8 2 (0.62%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.31%) Russian Language
9 1 (0.31%) German Language
9 1 (0.31%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.31%) Local Government
9 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.31%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.31%) Automotive
9 1 (0.31%) Law
Job Titles
1 107 (33.23%) Analyst
2 48 (14.91%) Support Engineer
3 47 (14.60%) Desktop Support
4 36 (11.18%) Service Analyst
5 35 (10.87%) Service Desk Analyst
6 33 (10.25%) 2nd Line Support
7 32 (9.94%) Business Analyst
8 31 (9.63%) Desktop Engineer
9 29 (9.01%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 20 (6.21%) 1st Line Support
11 19 (5.90%) Support Analyst
12 16 (4.97%) Project Manager
13 13 (4.04%) Trainer
14 10 (3.11%) Technical Support
14 10 (3.11%) Developer
15 9 (2.80%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
15 9 (2.80%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 8 (2.48%) IT Support
16 8 (2.48%) 3rd Line Support
16 8 (2.48%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.80%) Application Packaging
2 3 (0.93%) HTML
2 3 (0.93%) .NET
3 2 (0.62%) CSS
3 2 (0.62%) XML
3 2 (0.62%) XSLT
3 2 (0.62%) OOXML
3 2 (0.62%) Software Packaging
3 2 (0.62%) DWR
3 2 (0.62%) HTML5
3 2 (0.62%) SGML
4 1 (0.31%) CSS3
4 1 (0.31%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 33 (10.25%) Blackberry
2 20 (6.21%) NHS
3 9 (2.80%) iPad
4 8 (2.48%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.86%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (1.24%) iPhone
6 4 (1.24%) Smartphone
7 3 (0.93%) E-Learning
7 3 (0.93%) Fat Client
7 3 (0.93%) Thin Client
7 3 (0.93%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.62%) Handset
8 2 (0.62%) PMI
8 2 (0.62%) Clustering
8 2 (0.62%) PDA
9 1 (0.31%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.31%) CMDB
9 1 (0.31%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.31%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.31%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 180 (55.90%) Windows
2 91 (28.26%) Windows 7
3 87 (27.02%) Windows XP
4 43 (13.35%) Windows Vista
5 23 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (5.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (4.35%) Windows 2000
8 7 (2.17%) Windows 8
9 6 (1.86%) Windows NT
10 4 (1.24%) Windows Mobile
10 4 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.93%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.31%) UNIX
12 1 (0.31%) Tru64
12 1 (0.31%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (16.15%) Project Management
2 41 (12.73%) ITIL
3 33 (10.25%) Software Deployment
4 32 (9.94%) Service Management
5 29 (9.01%) Business Analysis
6 20 (6.21%) PRINCE2
7 17 (5.28%) Change Management
8 16 (4.97%) Migration
9 13 (4.04%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (4.04%) TQM
10 12 (3.73%) Product Management
11 10 (3.11%) Service Delivery
11 10 (3.11%) Programme Management
12 9 (2.80%) Validation
13 7 (2.17%) Problem Management
14 6 (1.86%) Information Management
14 6 (1.86%) CAD
15 5 (1.55%) Compatibility Testing
15 5 (1.55%) Incident Management
15 5 (1.55%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (4.04%) SQL
2 10 (3.11%) VB
3 6 (1.86%) PowerShell
4 5 (1.55%) VBScript
5 4 (1.24%) C#
6 3 (0.93%) Java
6 3 (0.93%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.93%) T-SQL
6 3 (0.93%) VBA
7 2 (0.62%) X++
8 1 (0.31%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 59 (18.32%) Security Cleared
2 48 (14.91%) SC Cleared
3 18 (5.59%) MCP
3 18 (5.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (2.48%) MCSE
5 6 (1.86%) MCSA
5 6 (1.86%) Degree
6 5 (1.55%) ISEB
7 4 (1.24%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.24%) MCTS
7 4 (1.24%) MCITP
8 3 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.93%) PMP
8 3 (0.93%) CCNA
9 2 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.62%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.31%) MCDST
10 1 (0.31%) CISA
10 1 (0.31%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (15.84%) SLA
2 7 (2.17%) QA
3 3 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 73 (22.67%) Active Directory
2 34 (10.56%) Microsoft App-V
3 13 (4.04%) XenApp
4 7 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (2.17%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.24%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.31%) vSphere
6 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.31%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.31%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.31%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 37 (11.49%) SCCM
2 21 (6.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 12 (3.73%) OpenView
4 4 (1.24%) Backup Exec
4 4 (1.24%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.31%) WSUS
5 1 (0.31%) SCOM
5 1 (0.31%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.31%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 210 (65.22%) Microsoft
2 63 (19.57%) Citrix
3 34 (10.56%) AppSense
4 28 (8.70%) CA
5 25 (7.76%) HP
6 21 (6.52%) Lumension
7 18 (5.59%) VMware
8 14 (4.35%) SAP
9 11 (3.42%) Lotus
10 9 (2.80%) Dell
10 9 (2.80%) Cisco
10 9 (2.80%) Symantec
11 7 (2.17%) Adobe
12 6 (1.86%) Apple
12 6 (1.86%) McAfee
12 6 (1.86%) Veeam
13 5 (1.55%) Sophos
13 5 (1.55%) Red Hat
13 5 (1.55%) Cerner
13 5 (1.55%) Becrypt
North West
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 9 Per Hour
Posted: 21 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Volt
Rate: £10.10 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Greater Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £9.00 - £11.00 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
Preston
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £15 - £15.05 per hour
Posted: 9 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.00 - £11.10 per hour
Posted: 19 days ago
Warrington
Bluefire Consulting
Rate: £150 - £170 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
North West England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 20 days ago
Manchester
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: Excellent!
Posted: 26 days ago
Greater Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 26 days ago