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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 34 36 36
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing MS Office 155 132 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.88% 4.44% 4.54%
As % of the Applications category 44.80% 40.00% 42.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 46 51
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£300 £300 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +76.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £139 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £425 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £286 £250 £263
% change year-on-year
+14.50% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 43 40
Average hourly rate £16.84 £15.00 £15.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.26% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.50 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £22.24 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -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
346 330 364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.90% 11.09% 10.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 122 148
Average daily rate £326 £313 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £165 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £430 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 61 65
Average hourly rate £15.51 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.41% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £29.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.01 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+0.08% -3.22%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +4 72 £300 +7.39% 15
Lancashire -10 32 £345 - 3
Cheshire -1 30 £170 -43.33% 19
Merseyside +1 12 £200 -52.94% 12
Cumbria - 2 - - 5
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 219 (69.30%) Microsoft
2 169 (53.48%) Windows
3 121 (38.29%) MS Excel
4 89 (28.16%) Windows 7
5 72 (22.78%) Windows XP
6 69 (21.84%) Citrix
7 66 (20.89%) Active Directory
8 63 (19.94%) Analytical Skills
9 61 (19.30%) Project Management
10 57 (18.04%) Security Cleared
11 53 (16.77%) SC Cleared
11 53 (16.77%) SLA
12 48 (15.19%) Windows Vista
13 42 (13.29%) ITIL
13 42 (13.29%) Blackberry
14 38 (12.03%) SCCM
15 36 (11.39%) Software Deployment
16 35 (11.08%) Business Analysis
16 35 (11.08%) Finance
16 35 (11.08%) MS Project
17 34 (10.76%) Service Management
18 29 (9.18%) Microsoft App-V
18 29 (9.18%) CA
19 28 (8.86%) AppSense
20 24 (7.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
20 24 (7.59%) MS PowerPoint
20 24 (7.59%) Windows Server 2008
21 23 (7.28%) Lumension
22 21 (6.65%) PRINCE2
23 20 (6.33%) MCP

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 20 (6.33%) MS Exchange
2 17 (5.38%) IBM Notes
2 17 (5.38%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 6 (1.90%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.27%) CICS
7 3 (0.95%) IIS
8 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.32%) Lync
9 1 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.32%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.32%) WorkSite
Applications
1 121 (38.29%) MS Excel
2 35 (11.08%) MS Project
3 24 (7.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (5.38%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.58%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.63%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.63%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.63%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.63%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.95%) SAP FI
1 3 (0.95%) SAP FI/CO
1 3 (0.95%) SAP CO
1 3 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (0.95%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (0.95%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.32%) SAP R/3
2 1 (0.32%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.27%) Office 365
2 1 (0.32%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.33%) TCP/IP
1 20 (6.33%) VPN
2 12 (3.80%) Wireless
3 11 (3.48%) LAN
4 9 (2.85%) DNS
4 9 (2.85%) Firewall
5 6 (1.90%) WAN
6 5 (1.58%) DHCP
6 5 (1.58%) Intranet
6 5 (1.58%) Internet
7 3 (0.95%) Ethernet
7 3 (0.95%) DSL
7 3 (0.95%) SAN
8 2 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.63%) 3G
8 2 (0.63%) IP Telephony
8 2 (0.63%) Network Security
8 2 (0.63%) Structured Cabling
9 1 (0.32%) GPRS
9 1 (0.32%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.11%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.27%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.27%) AdminStudio
2 3 (0.95%) MSI
3 2 (0.63%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 35 (11.08%) Finance
2 14 (4.43%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.22%) Banking
4 6 (1.90%) Legal
5 5 (1.58%) Retail
6 3 (0.95%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.95%) Local Government
7 2 (0.63%) French Language
7 2 (0.63%) Back Office
8 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.32%) Automotive
8 1 (0.32%) Military
8 1 (0.32%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.32%) German Language
8 1 (0.32%) Russian Language
8 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.32%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 110 (34.81%) Analyst
2 44 (13.92%) Desktop Support
3 40 (12.66%) Support Engineer
4 37 (11.71%) Service Analyst
4 37 (11.71%) Service Desk Analyst
5 35 (11.08%) Business Analyst
6 29 (9.18%) 2nd Line Support
7 26 (8.23%) Desktop Engineer
8 25 (7.91%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 18 (5.70%) 1st Line Support
10 17 (5.38%) Support Analyst
11 14 (4.43%) Project Manager
11 14 (4.43%) Trainer
12 12 (3.80%) Developer
13 11 (3.48%) Technical Support
14 8 (2.53%) Help Desk Analyst
14 8 (2.53%) Help Desk Support
15 7 (2.22%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
15 7 (2.22%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 6 (1.90%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.22%) .NET
2 4 (1.27%) ASP.NET
2 4 (1.27%) Application Packaging
2 4 (1.27%) WPF
2 4 (1.27%) LINQ
3 3 (0.95%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (0.95%) HTML
3 3 (0.95%) ODBC
4 2 (0.63%) OOXML
4 2 (0.63%) Software Packaging
4 2 (0.63%) CSS
4 2 (0.63%) XML
4 2 (0.63%) XSLT
4 2 (0.63%) HTML5
4 2 (0.63%) DWR
5 1 (0.32%) CSS3
5 1 (0.32%) SGML
Miscellaneous
1 63 (19.94%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (13.29%) Blackberry
3 18 (5.70%) NHS
4 16 (5.06%) Management Information System
5 11 (3.48%) iPad
6 7 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (1.27%) Smartphone
7 4 (1.27%) PMI
8 3 (0.95%) E-Learning
8 3 (0.95%) PDA
8 3 (0.95%) Handset
8 3 (0.95%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.63%) User Experience
9 2 (0.63%) Clustering
9 2 (0.63%) Statistics
9 2 (0.63%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.32%) Life Science
10 1 (0.32%) CMDB
10 1 (0.32%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.32%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 169 (53.48%) Windows
2 89 (28.16%) Windows 7
3 72 (22.78%) Windows XP
4 48 (15.19%) Windows Vista
5 24 (7.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (6.01%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (3.80%) Windows 2000
8 6 (1.90%) Windows 8
9 5 (1.58%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (1.58%) Windows NT
10 4 (1.27%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (0.95%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.63%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.63%) NetWare
13 1 (0.32%) Tru64
13 1 (0.32%) AIX
13 1 (0.32%) Linux
13 1 (0.32%) UNIX
13 1 (0.32%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (19.30%) Project Management
2 42 (13.29%) ITIL
3 36 (11.39%) Software Deployment
4 35 (11.08%) Business Analysis
5 34 (10.76%) Service Management
6 21 (6.65%) PRINCE2
7 19 (6.01%) Change Management
8 17 (5.38%) Product Management
9 14 (4.43%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (4.11%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (3.48%) Programme Management
12 10 (3.16%) Migration
13 9 (2.85%) TQM
13 9 (2.85%) ITSM
14 8 (2.53%) Validation
14 8 (2.53%) Problem Management
14 8 (2.53%) Coaching
15 7 (2.22%) Continuous Improvement
16 6 (1.90%) Incident Management
16 6 (1.90%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (4.43%) SQL
2 8 (2.53%) C#
2 8 (2.53%) Java
3 6 (1.90%) VB
4 4 (1.27%) XAML
4 4 (1.27%) T-SQL
4 4 (1.27%) VBScript
4 4 (1.27%) PowerShell
5 3 (0.95%) C
5 3 (0.95%) VBA
6 2 (0.63%) X++
6 2 (0.63%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.32%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.32%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 57 (18.04%) Security Cleared
2 53 (16.77%) SC Cleared
3 20 (6.33%) MCP
4 18 (5.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (3.48%) Degree
6 8 (2.53%) MCSE
7 6 (1.90%) PMI Certification
8 5 (1.58%) MCSA
8 5 (1.58%) ISEB
8 5 (1.58%) PMP
9 4 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (1.27%) MCTS
9 4 (1.27%) MCITP
10 3 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.95%) CISA
10 3 (0.95%) CISSP
10 3 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.95%) CCNA
11 2 (0.63%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (16.77%) SLA
2 8 (2.53%) QA
3 3 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 66 (20.89%) Active Directory
2 29 (9.18%) Microsoft App-V
3 10 (3.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (2.53%) Hyper-V
5 7 (2.22%) XenApp
6 4 (1.27%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.63%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.32%) vSphere
8 1 (0.32%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.32%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.32%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 38 (12.03%) SCCM
2 24 (7.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 13 (4.11%) OpenView
4 3 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.63%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.32%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.32%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.32%) WSUS
6 1 (0.32%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.32%) SCOM
Vendors
1 219 (69.30%) Microsoft
2 69 (21.84%) Citrix
3 29 (9.18%) CA
4 28 (8.86%) AppSense
5 23 (7.28%) Lumension
6 20 (6.33%) VMware
6 20 (6.33%) HP
7 17 (5.38%) Lotus
8 11 (3.48%) SAP
9 9 (2.85%) Cisco
10 8 (2.53%) Symantec
11 7 (2.22%) Oracle
12 6 (1.90%) Cerner
12 6 (1.90%) Adobe
13 5 (1.58%) Dell
13 5 (1.58%) Veeam
14 4 (1.27%) McAfee
14 4 (1.27%) Sophos
14 4 (1.27%) Red Hat
14 4 (1.27%) Becrypt
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