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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 46 37 34
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -3
Contract jobs citing MS Office 152 170 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.78% 4.34% 5.07%
As % of the Applications category 37.07% 36.09% 38.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 56 48
Average daily rate £342 £310 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.32% +55.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £135 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £293 £228
% change year-on-year
-1.70% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 44 35
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.71 £10.01 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.59 £22.05 £23.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.35 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+12.35% -4.64%
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
410 471 412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.19% 12.04% 13.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 198 184
Average daily rate £366 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.61% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £180 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 63 53
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -7.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.01 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £35.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.33%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -9 66 £365 +62.33% 24
Cheshire +9 48 £375 +66.66% 7
Lancashire +5 18 £275 -29.48% 4
Cumbria +8 8 - - 2
Merseyside -24 7 £350 +12.00% 7
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 190 (71.16%) Microsoft
2 140 (52.43%) MS Excel
3 135 (50.56%) Windows
4 71 (26.59%) Active Directory
5 68 (25.47%) Windows 7
6 55 (20.60%) Finance
7 51 (19.10%) Windows Server
8 50 (18.73%) ITIL
9 47 (17.60%) MS Exchange
10 44 (16.48%) SharePoint
11 40 (14.98%) Windows Server 2012
12 36 (13.48%) Windows XP
13 34 (12.73%) VMware
14 32 (11.99%) Microsoft Certification
15 30 (11.24%) Security Cleared
15 30 (11.24%) PowerShell
15 30 (11.24%) Banking
15 30 (11.24%) MS PowerPoint
16 29 (10.86%) Project Management
16 29 (10.86%) SQL
17 28 (10.49%) Citrix
17 28 (10.49%) Analytical Skills
18 27 (10.11%) VMware Infrastructure
18 27 (10.11%) SCCM
19 26 (9.74%) SharePoint 2013
19 26 (9.74%) Skype for Business
20 25 (9.36%) Software Engineering
21 23 (8.61%) HP
21 23 (8.61%) Stakeholder Management
22 21 (7.87%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 47 (17.60%) MS Exchange
2 44 (16.48%) SharePoint
3 26 (9.74%) SharePoint 2013
3 26 (9.74%) Skype for Business
4 14 (5.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 9 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (2.62%) IBM Notes
7 7 (2.62%) IIS
8 6 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (1.50%) CMS
10 3 (1.12%) SAS
10 3 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.75%) Confluence
11 2 (0.75%) eRoom
12 1 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 140 (52.43%) MS Excel
2 30 (11.24%) MS PowerPoint
3 12 (4.49%) MS Visio
4 9 (3.37%) MS Project
5 7 (2.62%) Photoshop
6 6 (2.25%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (1.87%) Fireworks
8 3 (1.12%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.37%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.37%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 5 (1.87%) SystmOne
2 3 (1.12%) CA PPM
3 2 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.37%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 19 (7.12%) Office 365
2 3 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.75%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.49%) Skype
2 16 (5.99%) DHCP
2 16 (5.99%) DNS
3 12 (4.49%) Firewall
4 11 (4.12%) VPN
5 9 (3.37%) WAN
6 8 (3.00%) LAN
6 8 (3.00%) TCP/IP
7 5 (1.87%) Extranet
7 5 (1.87%) VoIP
8 4 (1.50%) Internet
9 3 (1.12%) VLAN
10 2 (0.75%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.75%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (0.75%) iSCSI
10 2 (0.75%) Network Security
10 2 (0.75%) SAN
10 2 (0.75%) Wireless
11 1 (0.37%) BGP
11 1 (0.37%) MegaStream
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.12%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (3.37%) Relational Database
4 8 (3.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (2.62%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.12%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (0.75%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.75%) MySQL
7 2 (0.75%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.37%) DataStage
8 1 (0.37%) MS Access
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle Discoverer
8 1 (0.37%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 6 (2.25%) MSI
2 4 (1.50%) JIRA
2 4 (1.50%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (1.12%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (0.75%) Subversion
4 2 (0.75%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.37%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.37%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.37%) JDeveloper
5 1 (0.37%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.37%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.37%) Toad
5 1 (0.37%) tSQLt
General
1 55 (20.60%) Finance
2 30 (11.24%) Banking
3 12 (4.49%) Law
3 12 (4.49%) Legal
3 12 (4.49%) Retail
4 9 (3.37%) Retail Banking
5 8 (3.00%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.25%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.87%) French Language
7 5 (1.87%) German Language
7 5 (1.87%) Military
7 5 (1.87%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.50%) Corporate Banking
9 3 (1.12%) Avionics
9 3 (1.12%) Italian Language
9 3 (1.12%) Local Government
10 2 (0.75%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.75%) Portuguese Language
10 2 (0.75%) Russian Language
10 2 (0.75%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 76 (28.46%) Analyst
2 33 (12.36%) Service Analyst
3 30 (11.24%) Service Desk Analyst
4 19 (7.12%) Support Engineer
5 18 (6.74%) Project Manager
6 17 (6.37%) 1st Line Support
7 16 (5.99%) Support Analyst
8 15 (5.62%) Designer
9 14 (5.24%) Desktop Engineer
10 12 (4.49%) 2nd Line Support
11 11 (4.12%) Desktop Support
11 11 (4.12%) IT Support
12 10 (3.75%) Service Desk Manager
12 10 (3.75%) Service Manager
13 9 (3.37%) Developer
13 9 (3.37%) Service Desk Support
14 8 (3.00%) Consultant
15 7 (2.62%) Administrator
15 7 (2.62%) IT Manager
15 7 (2.62%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.49%) HTML
2 9 (3.37%) XML
3 8 (3.00%) CSS
4 7 (2.62%) jQuery
5 6 (2.25%) .NET
6 4 (1.50%) XHTML
7 3 (1.12%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.12%) Ajax
7 3 (1.12%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.12%) SGML
8 2 (0.75%) Autofac
8 2 (0.75%) Hibernate
8 2 (0.75%) JSON
8 2 (0.75%) REST
8 2 (0.75%) SAML
8 2 (0.75%) SOAP
8 2 (0.75%) Spring
8 2 (0.75%) Web Services
8 2 (0.75%) XSD
9 1 (0.37%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 28 (10.49%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.99%) Blackberry
3 11 (4.12%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.00%) NHS
5 6 (2.25%) Fat Client
5 6 (2.25%) Thin Client
6 4 (1.50%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.50%) Life Science
7 3 (1.12%) Credit Risk
7 3 (1.12%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.12%) PMI
7 3 (1.12%) Replication
8 2 (0.75%) Animation
8 2 (0.75%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.75%) Tandem
8 2 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.37%) CCTV
9 1 (0.37%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.37%) Informatics
9 1 (0.37%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 135 (50.56%) Windows
2 68 (25.47%) Windows 7
3 51 (19.10%) Windows Server
4 40 (14.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 36 (13.48%) Windows XP
6 21 (7.87%) Windows 10
7 20 (7.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (7.12%) Linux
9 15 (5.62%) Windows 8
10 13 (4.87%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (4.12%) Unix
12 10 (3.75%) Apple iOS
13 6 (2.25%) Windows Vista
14 3 (1.12%) Mac OS
14 3 (1.12%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.75%) NetWare
16 1 (0.37%) Android
16 1 (0.37%) Embedded Linux
16 1 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (18.73%) ITIL
2 29 (10.86%) Project Management
3 25 (9.36%) Software Engineering
4 23 (8.61%) Stakeholder Management
5 21 (7.87%) Migration
6 19 (7.12%) Mentoring
6 19 (7.12%) PRINCE2
7 17 (6.37%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (5.99%) Problem Management
8 16 (5.99%) Test Automation
9 15 (5.62%) GAP Analysis
9 15 (5.62%) Risk Management
10 14 (5.24%) Change Management
11 13 (4.87%) Data Migration
11 13 (4.87%) Document Management
12 11 (4.12%) Service Management
13 10 (3.75%) Programme Management
13 10 (3.75%) Service Desk Management
14 9 (3.37%) Application Packaging
14 9 (3.37%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 30 (11.24%) PowerShell
2 29 (10.86%) SQL
3 12 (4.49%) JavaScript
4 7 (2.62%) C++
5 6 (2.25%) PHP
5 6 (2.25%) PL/SQL
5 6 (2.25%) T-SQL
6 5 (1.87%) C#
6 5 (1.87%) Java
7 4 (1.50%) C
7 4 (1.50%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.12%) VB.NET
8 3 (1.12%) VBScript
9 2 (0.75%) Ada
9 2 (0.75%) Python
9 2 (0.75%) VB
10 1 (0.37%) ANSI SQL
10 1 (0.37%) C-shell
10 1 (0.37%) Korn
Qualifications
1 32 (11.99%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (11.24%) Security Cleared
3 19 (7.12%) SC Cleared
4 15 (5.62%) Degree
5 14 (5.24%) MCP
5 14 (5.24%) MCSE
6 9 (3.37%) MCDST
6 9 (3.37%) PMI Certification
7 8 (3.00%) MOS
8 7 (2.62%) CCNA
8 7 (2.62%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (2.62%) MCSA
8 7 (2.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 6 (2.25%) ISTQB
9 6 (2.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 6 (2.25%) PMP
10 5 (1.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (1.50%) CIPD
11 4 (1.50%) ISEB
11 4 (1.50%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.12%) SLA
2 6 (2.25%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (1.87%) QA
4 3 (1.12%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.75%) P3O
6 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.37%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.37%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.37%) ISO22301
System Software
1 71 (26.59%) Active Directory
2 27 (10.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (6.37%) vSphere
4 12 (4.49%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (2.62%) XenDesktop
6 6 (2.25%) XenApp
7 5 (1.87%) Brightmail
8 4 (1.50%) Hyper-V
8 4 (1.50%) XenServer
9 2 (0.75%) NFS
9 2 (0.75%) Xen
10 1 (0.37%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.37%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 27 (10.11%) SCCM
2 16 (5.99%) SCOM
3 5 (1.87%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 5 (1.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (1.50%) AirWatch
4 4 (1.50%) Tivoli
5 3 (1.12%) OpenView
5 3 (1.12%) vRealize
6 2 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.75%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.75%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.75%) ServiceCenter
6 2 (0.75%) Windows Intune
7 1 (0.37%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 190 (71.16%) Microsoft
2 34 (12.73%) VMware
3 28 (10.49%) Citrix
4 23 (8.61%) HP
5 14 (5.24%) PeopleSoft
6 13 (4.87%) Dell
6 13 (4.87%) Oracle
7 11 (4.12%) Cisco
8 8 (3.00%) Symantec
9 7 (2.62%) Lotus
10 6 (2.25%) Apple
11 5 (1.87%) AppSense
11 5 (1.87%) ArcSight
11 5 (1.87%) IronPort
11 5 (1.87%) NetApp
12 4 (1.50%) Compaq
12 4 (1.50%) Lumension
12 4 (1.50%) ThinPrint
13 3 (1.12%) Adobe
13 3 (1.12%) ServiceNow
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