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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office
England / North West
Rank 47 51 38
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -13
Contract jobs citing MS Office 103 124 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.91% 3.25% 4.21%
As % of the Applications category 38.72% 37.58% 37.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 46 69
Median daily rate £313 £300 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £173 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £281 £288 £275
% change year-on-year
-2.60% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 31 37
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.93 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.49% +20.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.40 £39.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%

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
266 330 378
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.09% 8.64% 11.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 162 206
Median daily rate £330 £300 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £175 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 56 63
Median hourly rate £16.25 £20.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +35.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.29 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.65 £40.00 £48.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-12.12% +13.79%

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 February 2017.

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 February 2017.

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 February 2017. 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 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 +6 41 £282 -15.89% 23
Cheshire +15 28 £225 -25.00% 6
Merseyside +6 14 £465 - 5
Lancashire -3 11 £150 -41.46% 4
Cumbria +4 2 £225 -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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.

1 139 (66.83%) Microsoft
2 102 (49.04%) MS Excel
3 93 (44.71%) Windows
4 48 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
5 43 (20.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 43 (20.67%) Finance
6 42 (20.19%) Windows 7
7 41 (19.71%) ITIL
8 38 (18.27%) Active Directory
9 34 (16.35%) Project Management
10 32 (15.38%) SharePoint
11 26 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
12 25 (12.02%) Citrix
13 24 (11.54%) MS Visio
14 20 (9.62%) IBM Notes
14 20 (9.62%) Lotus
14 20 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
15 19 (9.13%) Change Management
15 19 (9.13%) Windows Server
16 17 (8.17%) Service Management
17 16 (7.69%) Windows XP
17 16 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
17 16 (7.69%) Windows 10
18 15 (7.21%) Security Cleared
18 15 (7.21%) Incident Management
18 15 (7.21%) Problem Management
18 15 (7.21%) PRINCE2
18 15 (7.21%) SQL
18 15 (7.21%) SLA
18 15 (7.21%) Banking

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 32 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 20 (9.62%) IBM Notes
3 14 (6.73%) MS Exchange
4 7 (3.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.40%) SAS
6 3 (1.44%) CMS
6 3 (1.44%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.96%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.48%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.48%) CICS
8 1 (0.48%) Confluence
8 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.48%) IIS
8 1 (0.48%) SharePoint Foundation
8 1 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 102 (49.04%) MS Excel
2 43 (20.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 24 (11.54%) MS Visio
4 9 (4.33%) MS Project
5 4 (1.92%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (3.37%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.44%) Visualfiles
3 2 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.96%) OPENContractor
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.81%) Office 365
2 4 (1.92%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.81%) VPN
2 9 (4.33%) LAN
3 8 (3.85%) Firewall
3 8 (3.85%) Internet
3 8 (3.85%) Intranet
4 7 (3.37%) Extranet
5 6 (2.88%) DNS
5 6 (2.88%) SAN
5 6 (2.88%) WAN
6 5 (2.40%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.92%) DHCP
7 4 (1.92%) NAS
7 4 (1.92%) Network Security
8 3 (1.44%) 3G
8 3 (1.44%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.96%) 4G
9 2 (0.96%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.96%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (0.96%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.96%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.73%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (1.92%) MS Access
4 3 (1.44%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.96%) QlikView
6 1 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.48%) DB2
6 1 (0.48%) EDMS
6 1 (0.48%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.48%) GIS
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.48%) SQLPlus
6 1 (0.48%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 14 (6.73%) JIRA
2 7 (3.37%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.92%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 3 (1.44%) Mercurial
5 2 (0.96%) Selenium
5 2 (0.96%) Toad
6 1 (0.48%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.48%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.48%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.48%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.48%) Firebug
6 1 (0.48%) JMeter
6 1 (0.48%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.48%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.48%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.48%) Rational Robot
6 1 (0.48%) The Grinder
General
1 43 (20.67%) Finance
2 15 (7.21%) Banking
3 8 (3.85%) Legal
4 5 (2.40%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.92%) Law
5 4 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.44%) Corporate Banking
6 3 (1.44%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.44%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.44%) Retail
7 2 (0.96%) Avionics
7 2 (0.96%) Electronics
7 2 (0.96%) Marketing
8 1 (0.48%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.48%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 65 (31.25%) Analyst
2 20 (9.62%) Service Analyst
2 20 (9.62%) Service Desk Analyst
3 16 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
3 16 (7.69%) Support Engineer
4 14 (6.73%) Delivery Manager
4 14 (6.73%) Desktop Support
5 13 (6.25%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 13 (6.25%) IT Support
6 11 (5.29%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 10 (4.81%) 1st Line Support
7 10 (4.81%) Project Manager
8 9 (4.33%) Administrator
8 9 (4.33%) Support Analyst
9 7 (3.37%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
9 7 (3.37%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 7 (3.37%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 7 (3.37%) Business Analyst
9 7 (3.37%) Consultant
9 7 (3.37%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.37%) .NET
2 6 (2.88%) XML
3 5 (2.40%) ASP.NET
4 4 (1.92%) jQuery
4 4 (1.92%) WF
5 3 (1.44%) HTML
5 3 (1.44%) Qt
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 1 (0.48%) SOAP
6 1 (0.48%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 48 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.29%) Computer Science
2 11 (5.29%) Management Information System
3 9 (4.33%) Wiki
4 6 (2.88%) Blackberry
4 6 (2.88%) NHS
5 5 (2.40%) Life Science
6 4 (1.92%) User Experience
6 4 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.44%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.44%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.44%) Fintech
7 3 (1.44%) RIA
8 2 (0.96%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.96%) Handset
8 2 (0.96%) IVR
8 2 (0.96%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.96%) Taxonomies
8 2 (0.96%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.48%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 93 (44.71%) Windows
2 42 (20.19%) Windows 7
3 19 (9.13%) Windows Server
4 16 (7.69%) Windows 10
4 16 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (7.69%) Windows XP
5 11 (5.29%) Windows 8
6 9 (4.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (3.37%) Linux
8 6 (2.88%) Apple iOS
9 5 (2.40%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.44%) Unix
10 3 (1.44%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.48%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.48%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.48%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (19.71%) ITIL
2 34 (16.35%) Project Management
3 26 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (9.13%) Change Management
6 17 (8.17%) Service Management
7 15 (7.21%) Incident Management
7 15 (7.21%) PRINCE2
7 15 (7.21%) Problem Management
8 14 (6.73%) Migration
9 11 (5.29%) Change Control
9 11 (5.29%) Programme Management
10 10 (4.81%) Service Delivery
10 10 (4.81%) Time Management
10 10 (4.81%) Workflow
11 9 (4.33%) Configuration Management
12 8 (3.85%) CRM
12 8 (3.85%) Data Analysis
12 8 (3.85%) Risk Management
12 8 (3.85%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 15 (7.21%) SQL
2 4 (1.92%) C#
3 3 (1.44%) C++
3 3 (1.44%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.44%) VBA
4 2 (0.96%) ANSI SQL
4 2 (0.96%) Java
4 2 (0.96%) VBScript
5 1 (0.48%) C
5 1 (0.48%) COBOL
5 1 (0.48%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.48%) JCL
5 1 (0.48%) Perl
5 1 (0.48%) PHP
5 1 (0.48%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.48%) Python
5 1 (0.48%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (7.21%) Security Cleared
2 12 (5.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (5.29%) Degree
3 11 (5.29%) MCP
4 9 (4.33%) SC Cleared
5 8 (3.85%) MCSE
6 5 (2.40%) ISEB
6 5 (2.40%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.44%) HND
7 3 (1.44%) MCSA
7 3 (1.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.96%) IIBA
9 1 (0.48%) CBAP
9 1 (0.48%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.48%) MCPD
9 1 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.21%) SLA
2 9 (4.33%) QA
3 3 (1.44%) GMP
4 2 (0.96%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.96%) GAMP
5 1 (0.48%) Actionable Recommendations
5 1 (0.48%) COSHH
5 1 (0.48%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.48%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 38 (18.27%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (0.96%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (0.96%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (0.96%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.96%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.48%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.48%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.48%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.48%) vSphere
4 1 (0.48%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (6.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 9 (4.33%) SCCM
3 3 (1.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.48%) Nagios
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.48%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 139 (66.83%) Microsoft
2 25 (12.02%) Citrix
3 20 (9.62%) Lotus
4 12 (5.77%) HP
5 10 (4.81%) Cisco
6 9 (4.33%) Oracle
6 9 (4.33%) VMware
7 8 (3.85%) SAP
8 5 (2.40%) Remedy
9 4 (1.92%) Google
9 4 (1.92%) Nintex
9 4 (1.92%) Webroot
10 3 (1.44%) Apple
10 3 (1.44%) Dell
10 3 (1.44%) Polycom
11 2 (0.96%) Capita
11 2 (0.96%) Civica
11 2 (0.96%) Motorola
11 2 (0.96%) NetApp
11 2 (0.96%) Nokia
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