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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office
England / North West
Rank 55 50 36
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -14
Contract jobs citing MS Office 82 124 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.10% 3.22% 4.57%
As % of the Applications category 33.88% 34.54% 40.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 62 76
Median daily rate £225 £300 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +41.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £130 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £425 £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 23 42
Median hourly rate £15.38 £15.00 £13.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +8.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £9.98 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.15 £38.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%

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
242 359 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.14% 9.33% 11.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 211 204
Median daily rate £336 £315 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.74% +12.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £161 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 41 60
Median hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £13.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% +44.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £47.33 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.38 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-11.45% +9.16%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -12 38 £220 -32.30% 32
Cheshire +10 21 £130 -56.30% 8
Merseyside +7 12 £350 - 3
Lancashire -6 5 £150 -14.28% 2
Cumbria +16 4 £258 -50.95% 2
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 January 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.

1 146 (71.57%) Microsoft
2 102 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 94 (46.08%) Windows
4 42 (20.59%) Finance
4 42 (20.59%) Project Management
5 41 (20.10%) Analytical Skills
6 39 (19.12%) Windows 7
6 39 (19.12%) Active Directory
7 38 (18.63%) ITIL
8 37 (18.14%) MS PowerPoint
9 30 (14.71%) SharePoint
10 29 (14.22%) MS Visio
11 27 (13.24%) Agile Software Development
12 24 (11.76%) Windows Server
13 23 (11.27%) Citrix
14 21 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
15 20 (9.80%) Migration
16 19 (9.31%) Windows Server 2008
17 18 (8.82%) Service Management
17 18 (8.82%) Change Management
17 18 (8.82%) Banking
17 18 (8.82%) SQL Server
18 17 (8.33%) SQL
18 17 (8.33%) Programme Management
19 16 (7.84%) IBM Notes
19 16 (7.84%) Lotus
19 16 (7.84%) Security Cleared
20 15 (7.35%) JIRA
20 15 (7.35%) SLA
21 14 (6.86%) Windows XP

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 30 (14.71%) SharePoint
2 16 (7.84%) IBM Notes
3 13 (6.37%) MS Exchange
4 5 (2.45%) Skype for Business
5 4 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.47%) CMS
6 3 (1.47%) IIS
6 3 (1.47%) SAS
6 3 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.49%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.49%) CICS
8 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 102 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 37 (18.14%) MS PowerPoint
3 29 (14.22%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.45%) MS Project
5 4 (1.96%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.49%) Camtasia
7 1 (0.49%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 2 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.98%) OPENContractor
1 2 (0.98%) Visualfiles
2 1 (0.49%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.49%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.41%) Office 365
2 4 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.96%) Google Analytics
2 4 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.98%) G Suite
4 1 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.49%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (0.49%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.90%) Firewall
1 10 (4.90%) Internet
2 9 (4.41%) DNS
2 9 (4.41%) LAN
2 9 (4.41%) SAN
3 8 (3.92%) VPN
4 7 (3.43%) DHCP
4 7 (3.43%) Intranet
4 7 (3.43%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (2.94%) WAN
6 5 (2.45%) Extranet
6 5 (2.45%) TCP/IP
6 5 (2.45%) VLAN
7 4 (1.96%) NAS
8 3 (1.47%) 3G
8 3 (1.47%) Network Security
9 2 (0.98%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.98%) IPv4
9 2 (0.98%) SSL
9 2 (0.98%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (2.94%) MySQL
3 6 (2.94%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.47%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.47%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.98%) MS Access
5 2 (0.98%) QlikView
5 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.49%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 1 (0.49%) DB2
6 1 (0.49%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.49%) GIS
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.49%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 15 (7.35%) JIRA
2 5 (2.45%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.96%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 3 (1.47%) Subversion
5 2 (0.98%) Selenium
6 1 (0.49%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.49%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.49%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.49%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.49%) Firebug
6 1 (0.49%) JMeter
6 1 (0.49%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.49%) MSTest
6 1 (0.49%) Rational Robot
6 1 (0.49%) The Grinder
6 1 (0.49%) Toad
General
1 42 (20.59%) Finance
2 18 (8.82%) Banking
3 7 (3.43%) Legal
4 6 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (1.96%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.47%) Corporate Banking
6 3 (1.47%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.47%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.98%) Law
7 2 (0.98%) Marketing
7 2 (0.98%) Retail
8 1 (0.49%) Electronics
8 1 (0.49%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.49%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 61 (29.90%) Analyst
2 17 (8.33%) Service Analyst
3 16 (7.84%) Service Desk Analyst
4 14 (6.86%) Delivery Manager
5 12 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
5 12 (5.88%) Desktop Support
5 12 (5.88%) Developer
5 12 (5.88%) Support Engineer
6 10 (4.90%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
6 10 (4.90%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 10 (4.90%) Support Analyst
7 8 (3.92%) 3rd Line Support
7 8 (3.92%) IT Support
7 8 (3.92%) Project Manager
8 7 (3.43%) Consultant
9 6 (2.94%) 1st Line Support
9 6 (2.94%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
9 6 (2.94%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 6 (2.94%) Administrator
9 6 (2.94%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.37%) .NET
2 8 (3.92%) XML
3 7 (3.43%) jQuery
4 4 (1.96%) ASP.NET
4 4 (1.96%) HTML
4 4 (1.96%) SOAP
4 4 (1.96%) WF
5 3 (1.47%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.47%) Autofac
5 3 (1.47%) Hibernate
5 3 (1.47%) JSON
5 3 (1.47%) REST
5 3 (1.47%) SAML
5 3 (1.47%) Spring
5 3 (1.47%) Web Services
5 3 (1.47%) XSD
6 1 (0.49%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.49%) CSS
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 41 (20.10%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.39%) Computer Science
3 10 (4.90%) NHS
4 9 (4.41%) Wiki
5 5 (2.45%) IVR
5 5 (2.45%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.96%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.96%) Life Science
6 4 (1.96%) User Experience
7 3 (1.47%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.47%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.47%) Fintech
7 3 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.98%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.98%) Handset
8 2 (0.98%) iPhone
8 2 (0.98%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.98%) RIA
8 2 (0.98%) Taxonomies
8 2 (0.98%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 94 (46.08%) Windows
2 39 (19.12%) Windows 7
3 24 (11.76%) Windows Server
4 19 (9.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (6.86%) Windows XP
6 12 (5.88%) Windows 10
6 12 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (4.90%) Windows 8
8 8 (3.92%) Linux
9 7 (3.43%) Unix
10 6 (2.94%) Apple iOS
10 6 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.47%) Mac OS
11 3 (1.47%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.98%) Android
12 2 (0.98%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.49%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (20.59%) Project Management
2 38 (18.63%) ITIL
3 27 (13.24%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 20 (9.80%) Migration
6 18 (8.82%) Change Management
6 18 (8.82%) Service Management
7 17 (8.33%) Programme Management
8 13 (6.37%) Change Control
8 13 (6.37%) Incident Management
9 12 (5.88%) Problem Management
10 11 (5.39%) Configuration Management
11 10 (4.90%) PRINCE2
11 10 (4.90%) Service Delivery
11 10 (4.90%) Waterfall
12 9 (4.41%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (4.41%) Time Management
12 9 (4.41%) Workflow
13 8 (3.92%) CRM
14 7 (3.43%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (8.33%) SQL
2 8 (3.92%) PowerShell
3 7 (3.43%) C#
4 3 (1.47%) VBA
5 2 (0.98%) ANSI SQL
5 2 (0.98%) C
5 2 (0.98%) Java
5 2 (0.98%) VBScript
6 1 (0.49%) COBOL
6 1 (0.49%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.49%) JCL
6 1 (0.49%) PHP
6 1 (0.49%) Python
6 1 (0.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (7.84%) Security Cleared
2 13 (6.37%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (5.88%) Degree
4 11 (5.39%) MCP
5 9 (4.41%) MCSE
5 9 (4.41%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.47%) MCSA
7 2 (0.98%) CCNA
7 2 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.98%) IIBA
7 2 (0.98%) ISEB
7 2 (0.98%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.49%) CBAP
8 1 (0.49%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.49%) MCDST
8 1 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.35%) SLA
2 7 (3.43%) PCI DSS
2 7 (3.43%) QA
3 3 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.47%) GMP
4 2 (0.98%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (0.98%) GAMP
5 1 (0.49%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.49%) P3O
System Software
1 39 (19.12%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.47%) XenApp
4 2 (0.98%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (0.98%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.98%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.98%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.98%) vSphere
4 2 (0.98%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.49%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.49%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.49%) NFS
5 1 (0.49%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (5.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 8 (3.92%) SCCM
3 3 (1.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.49%) Nagios
4 1 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.49%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.49%) SmoothWall
4 1 (0.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 146 (71.57%) Microsoft
2 23 (11.27%) Citrix
3 16 (7.84%) Lotus
4 12 (5.88%) VMware
5 11 (5.39%) Cisco
6 10 (4.90%) HP
7 9 (4.41%) Oracle
8 7 (3.43%) Dell
8 7 (3.43%) SAP
9 6 (2.94%) Google
10 5 (2.45%) Apple
10 5 (2.45%) Remedy
11 4 (1.96%) NetApp
11 4 (1.96%) Nintex
11 4 (1.96%) Webroot
12 2 (0.98%) Civica
12 2 (0.98%) iManage
12 2 (0.98%) Polycom
12 2 (0.98%) SolarWinds
12 2 (0.98%) Verint
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £10.00 - £12.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £140 - £160 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Service Care Solutions Recruitment
Rate: From £7.75 to £10 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport
Real Staffing
Rate: £12 - £15 per hour + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Plan-net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 6 days ago