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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 34 35 35
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing MS Office 151 136 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.90% 4.70% 4.35%
As % of the Applications category 42.54% 41.21% 40.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 49 47
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£320 £300 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £141 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £251 £263
% change year-on-year
+19.40% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 46 43
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £10.25 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.30 £21.97 £48.24
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.98 £14.36 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-2.68% +2.57%
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
355 330 354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.51% 11.41% 10.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 123 145
Average daily rate £326 £313 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +11.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £167 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 64 70
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £10.05 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.84 £28.85 £42.51
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.61%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +6 68 £319 +15.90% 22
Lancashire +3 35 £345 - 3
Cheshire -10 30 £275 -8.33% 13
Merseyside -1 9 £200 -52.94% 4
Cumbria -3 2 - -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 216 (69.01%) Microsoft
2 171 (54.63%) Windows
3 110 (35.14%) MS Excel
4 84 (26.84%) Windows 7
5 74 (23.64%) Windows XP
6 67 (21.41%) Active Directory
7 66 (21.09%) Citrix
8 59 (18.85%) Project Management
9 57 (18.21%) Security Cleared
10 53 (16.93%) SC Cleared
11 52 (16.61%) SLA
12 48 (15.34%) Windows Vista
13 40 (12.78%) ITIL
14 39 (12.46%) Blackberry
15 38 (12.14%) SCCM
16 37 (11.82%) Software Deployment
17 35 (11.18%) Business Analysis
18 34 (10.86%) MS Project
19 33 (10.54%) Service Management
20 32 (10.22%) CA
21 31 (9.90%) Microsoft App-V
22 30 (9.58%) AppSense
22 30 (9.58%) Finance
23 25 (7.99%) Lumension
24 23 (7.35%) Windows Server 2008
25 22 (7.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
26 21 (6.71%) TCP/IP
26 21 (6.71%) Change Management
27 20 (6.39%) VMware
27 20 (6.39%) VPN

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 19 (6.07%) MS Exchange
2 17 (5.43%) SharePoint
3 12 (3.83%) IBM Notes
4 7 (2.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.28%) CICS
7 2 (0.64%) IIS
7 2 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.32%) Lync
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.32%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 110 (35.14%) MS Excel
2 34 (10.86%) MS Project
3 20 (6.39%) MS Visio
4 16 (5.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (1.60%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.64%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.64%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.64%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.64%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.32%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 3 (0.96%) SAP FI
1 3 (0.96%) SAP FI/CO
1 3 (0.96%) SAP CO
1 3 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.32%) SAP HCM
2 1 (0.32%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.28%) Office 365
2 1 (0.32%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 21 (6.71%) TCP/IP
2 20 (6.39%) VPN
3 12 (3.83%) LAN
3 12 (3.83%) Wireless
4 10 (3.19%) DNS
5 6 (1.92%) WAN
5 6 (1.92%) Intranet
5 6 (1.92%) Firewall
6 5 (1.60%) DHCP
7 4 (1.28%) Internet
8 3 (0.96%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.96%) SAN
9 2 (0.64%) VoIP
9 2 (0.64%) 3G
9 2 (0.64%) DSL
9 2 (0.64%) IP Telephony
9 2 (0.64%) Network Security
9 2 (0.64%) Structured Cabling
10 1 (0.32%) GPRS
10 1 (0.32%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.51%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.60%) Crystal Reports
2 5 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (1.28%) AdminStudio
2 3 (0.96%) MSI
3 2 (0.64%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 30 (9.58%) Finance
2 12 (3.83%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.56%) Banking
4 6 (1.92%) Retail
5 5 (1.60%) Legal
6 3 (0.96%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.96%) Back Office
6 3 (0.96%) Local Government
7 2 (0.64%) French Language
8 1 (0.32%) German Language
8 1 (0.32%) Russian Language
8 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.32%) Dutch Language
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
Job Titles
1 106 (33.87%) Analyst
2 47 (15.02%) Desktop Support
3 43 (13.74%) Support Engineer
4 37 (11.82%) Business Analyst
5 33 (10.54%) Service Analyst
5 33 (10.54%) Service Desk Analyst
6 31 (9.90%) 2nd Line Support
7 30 (9.58%) Desktop Engineer
8 29 (9.27%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 17 (5.43%) Support Analyst
10 16 (5.11%) 1st Line Support
11 14 (4.47%) Trainer
12 13 (4.15%) Project Manager
13 12 (3.83%) Developer
14 10 (3.19%) Technical Support
15 8 (2.56%) Help Desk Support
15 8 (2.56%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
15 8 (2.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 7 (2.24%) 3rd Line Support
17 6 (1.92%) IT Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.24%) .NET
2 4 (1.28%) ASP.NET
2 4 (1.28%) Application Packaging
2 4 (1.28%) WPF
2 4 (1.28%) LINQ
3 3 (0.96%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (0.96%) HTML
3 3 (0.96%) ODBC
4 2 (0.64%) OOXML
4 2 (0.64%) Software Packaging
4 2 (0.64%) CSS
4 2 (0.64%) XML
4 2 (0.64%) XSLT
4 2 (0.64%) HTML5
4 2 (0.64%) DWR
5 1 (0.32%) CSS3
5 1 (0.32%) SGML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (12.46%) Blackberry
2 20 (6.39%) NHS
3 12 (3.83%) Management Information System
4 10 (3.19%) iPad
5 7 (2.24%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (1.28%) Smartphone
6 4 (1.28%) PDA
6 4 (1.28%) PMI
7 3 (0.96%) Handset
7 3 (0.96%) E-Learning
7 3 (0.96%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.64%) Statistics
8 2 (0.64%) Clustering
9 1 (0.32%) Economics
9 1 (0.32%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.32%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.32%) Life Science
9 1 (0.32%) CMDB
9 1 (0.32%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.32%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 171 (54.63%) Windows
2 84 (26.84%) Windows 7
3 74 (23.64%) Windows XP
4 48 (15.34%) Windows Vista
5 23 (7.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (5.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (3.83%) Windows 2000
8 8 (2.56%) Windows 8
9 5 (1.60%) Windows NT
10 4 (1.28%) Windows Mobile
10 4 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.96%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.32%) UNIX
12 1 (0.32%) Tru64
12 1 (0.32%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (18.85%) Project Management
2 40 (12.78%) ITIL
3 37 (11.82%) Software Deployment
4 35 (11.18%) Business Analysis
5 33 (10.54%) Service Management
6 21 (6.71%) Change Management
7 20 (6.39%) PRINCE2
8 17 (5.43%) Product Management
9 15 (4.79%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (3.83%) Migration
11 11 (3.51%) Programme Management
11 11 (3.51%) TQM
12 9 (2.88%) Validation
13 8 (2.56%) Problem Management
14 7 (2.24%) Incident Management
14 7 (2.24%) Continuous Improvement
14 7 (2.24%) Service Delivery
15 6 (1.92%) CAD
15 6 (1.92%) ITSM
15 6 (1.92%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (4.47%) SQL
2 8 (2.56%) C#
3 7 (2.24%) Java
4 6 (1.92%) VB
5 4 (1.28%) XAML
6 3 (0.96%) VBA
6 3 (0.96%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.64%) VBScript
7 2 (0.64%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.64%) X++
7 2 (0.64%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.32%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.32%) C
Qualifications
1 57 (18.21%) Security Cleared
2 53 (16.93%) SC Cleared
3 19 (6.07%) MCP
4 17 (5.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (2.88%) Degree
6 8 (2.56%) MCSE
7 6 (1.92%) PMI Certification
8 5 (1.60%) MCSA
8 5 (1.60%) ISEB
8 5 (1.60%) PMP
9 4 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.28%) MCTS
9 4 (1.28%) MCITP
10 3 (0.96%) CISA
10 3 (0.96%) CISSP
10 3 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.96%) CCNA
10 3 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.64%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.64%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (16.61%) SLA
2 8 (2.56%) QA
3 3 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.64%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 67 (21.41%) Active Directory
2 31 (9.90%) Microsoft App-V
3 9 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (2.24%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.24%) XenApp
5 4 (1.28%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.32%) vSphere
6 1 (0.32%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.32%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.32%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 38 (12.14%) SCCM
2 22 (7.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 12 (3.83%) OpenView
4 2 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.32%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.32%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.32%) WSUS
5 1 (0.32%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.32%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.32%) SCOM
Vendors
1 216 (69.01%) Microsoft
2 66 (21.09%) Citrix
3 32 (10.22%) CA
4 30 (9.58%) AppSense
5 25 (7.99%) Lumension
6 20 (6.39%) VMware
6 20 (6.39%) HP
7 12 (3.83%) SAP
7 12 (3.83%) Lotus
8 8 (2.56%) Cisco
8 8 (2.56%) Symantec
9 7 (2.24%) Dell
9 7 (2.24%) Adobe
10 6 (1.92%) Cerner
10 6 (1.92%) McAfee
10 6 (1.92%) Veeam
11 5 (1.60%) Sophos
11 5 (1.60%) Toshiba
11 5 (1.60%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.60%) Becrypt
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