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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 37 29 29
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs citing MS Office 151 158 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.11% 5.22% 5.22%
As % of the Applications category 35.45% 37.98% 37.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 49 53
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£312 £215 £243
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.88% -11.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £119 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £388 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £225 £275
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 42 32
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.75 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.12% -5.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £9.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.38 £25.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.21 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-4.99% +1.50%
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
426 416 327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.61% 13.76% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 184 124
Average daily rate £328 £325 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.92% +10.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £135 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £305
% change year-on-year
+7.43% -0.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 62 51
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.75 £19.52
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.49% -9.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.23 £28.75 £101.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-7.93% +1.61%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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 -3 63 £183 +12.30% 32
Merseyside +12 41 £300 - 8
Cheshire -27 23 £225 -3.22% 17
Lancashire -15 17 £315 +43.29% 7
Cumbria -8 2 - - 1
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 185 (63.14%) Microsoft
2 153 (52.22%) MS Excel
3 127 (43.34%) Windows
4 68 (23.21%) Windows 7
5 67 (22.87%) ITIL
6 66 (22.53%) Active Directory
7 55 (18.77%) Finance
8 49 (16.72%) Windows XP
9 48 (16.38%) Project Management
10 38 (12.97%) MS Project
11 37 (12.63%) MS PowerPoint
12 35 (11.95%) Security Cleared
13 34 (11.60%) SQL
14 30 (10.24%) SLA
15 29 (9.90%) Service Management
15 29 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
16 28 (9.56%) Windows Server 2008
17 26 (8.87%) Microsoft Certification
17 26 (8.87%) SharePoint
18 25 (8.53%) MCP
18 25 (8.53%) Citrix
19 24 (8.19%) HP
20 23 (7.85%) Windows Server 2003
21 22 (7.51%) MS Exchange
22 21 (7.17%) PRINCE2
22 21 (7.17%) Stakeholder Management
23 18 (6.14%) SC Cleared
24 17 (5.80%) Incident Management
24 17 (5.80%) MS Visio
25 16 (5.46%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 26 (8.87%) SharePoint
2 22 (7.51%) MS Exchange
3 13 (4.44%) IBM Notes
4 8 (2.73%) SharePoint 2010
5 7 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.37%) CICS
7 3 (1.02%) SAS
7 3 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.68%) JBoss
8 2 (0.68%) IIS
9 1 (0.34%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.34%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.34%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.34%) eRoom
9 1 (0.34%) Lync
9 1 (0.34%) WorkSite
9 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 153 (52.22%) MS Excel
2 38 (12.97%) MS Project
3 37 (12.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (5.80%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.34%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.34%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.34%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 4 (1.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (1.02%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.68%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.68%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.34%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.10%) Office 365
2 7 (2.39%) OneDrive
3 4 (1.37%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.34%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.46%) TCP/IP
2 14 (4.78%) WAN
2 14 (4.78%) LAN
3 10 (3.41%) DHCP
4 9 (3.07%) DNS
4 9 (3.07%) Firewall
5 8 (2.73%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (2.39%) Wireless
7 5 (1.71%) Intranet
7 5 (1.71%) Internet
8 4 (1.37%) SAN
9 3 (1.02%) VPN
9 3 (1.02%) Broadband
9 3 (1.02%) Network Security
9 3 (1.02%) IP Telephony
10 2 (0.68%) 4G
10 2 (0.68%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.34%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.34%) VoIP
11 1 (0.34%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (3.07%) MS Access
3 7 (2.39%) SQL Server
3 7 (2.39%) Oracle Database
4 6 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (2.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (1.71%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (1.37%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.37%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 4 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.37%) SQLPlus
6 4 (1.37%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (1.37%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.02%) Oracle Discoverer
8 2 (0.68%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.68%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (2.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (1.37%) Oracle APEX
2 4 (1.37%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.34%) MSI
3 1 (0.34%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.34%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.34%) Selenium
3 1 (0.34%) JIRA
General
1 55 (18.77%) Finance
2 15 (5.12%) Banking
3 14 (4.78%) Legal
4 12 (4.10%) Retail
5 11 (3.75%) Telecoms
6 9 (3.07%) Law
7 6 (2.05%) German Language
7 6 (2.05%) Dutch Language
7 6 (2.05%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.71%) French Language
9 4 (1.37%) Russian Language
9 4 (1.37%) Manufacturing
10 3 (1.02%) Marketing
10 3 (1.02%) Billing
10 3 (1.02%) Local Government
11 2 (0.68%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.68%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.68%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.68%) Turkish Language
11 2 (0.68%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 129 (44.03%) Analyst
2 51 (17.41%) Service Analyst
3 48 (16.38%) Service Desk Analyst
4 30 (10.24%) Support Analyst
5 21 (7.17%) Project Manager
6 18 (6.14%) 1st Line Support
7 15 (5.12%) Developer
8 12 (4.10%) Administrator
8 12 (4.10%) Business Analyst
8 12 (4.10%) Coordinator
9 11 (3.75%) Support Engineer
10 10 (3.41%) PMO Analyst
10 10 (3.41%) IT Support
10 10 (3.41%) 2nd Line Support
11 9 (3.07%) Help Desk Analyst
11 9 (3.07%) Project Coordinator
12 8 (2.73%) Service Desk Team Leader
12 8 (2.73%) Team Leader
12 8 (2.73%) Technical Team Leader
12 8 (2.73%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.68%) Application Packaging
1 2 (0.68%) HTML
1 2 (0.68%) Web Services
1 2 (0.68%) XML
1 2 (0.68%) ODBC
2 1 (0.34%) SOAP
2 1 (0.34%) Middleware
2 1 (0.34%) ISPF
2 1 (0.34%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.07%) Management Information System
3 8 (2.73%) Blackberry
4 7 (2.39%) NHS
5 6 (2.05%) Fat Client
5 6 (2.05%) Data Structures
5 6 (2.05%) Thin Client
6 4 (1.37%) Handset
7 3 (1.02%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.02%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.02%) Economics
8 2 (0.68%) Statistics
8 2 (0.68%) Tandem
8 2 (0.68%) Informatics
8 2 (0.68%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.68%) Mobile Computing
8 2 (0.68%) GIS
9 1 (0.34%) PMI
9 1 (0.34%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 127 (43.34%) Windows
2 68 (23.21%) Windows 7
3 49 (16.72%) Windows XP
4 28 (9.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (7.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (5.12%) Apple iOS
7 12 (4.10%) Windows 8
8 10 (3.41%) Android
9 5 (1.71%) Windows NT
9 5 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (1.37%) Windows Mobile
10 4 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (1.37%) VMS
10 4 (1.37%) Linux
11 3 (1.02%) UNIX
11 3 (1.02%) Mac OS
11 3 (1.02%) BlackBerry OS
11 3 (1.02%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.68%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (22.87%) ITIL
2 48 (16.38%) Project Management
3 29 (9.90%) Service Management
4 21 (7.17%) PRINCE2
4 21 (7.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (5.80%) Incident Management
6 14 (4.78%) Document Management
7 13 (4.44%) Change Management
8 12 (4.10%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (3.75%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (3.41%) Project Planning
11 8 (2.73%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (2.73%) Problem Management
11 8 (2.73%) ITIL V3
12 7 (2.39%) Risk Management
12 7 (2.39%) Information Security
12 7 (2.39%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (2.39%) Change Control
12 7 (2.39%) Software Delivery
12 7 (2.39%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (11.60%) SQL
2 11 (3.75%) VBA
3 4 (1.37%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.37%) PL/SQL
4 3 (1.02%) Java
4 3 (1.02%) VBScript
4 3 (1.02%) Shell Script
5 2 (0.68%) REXX
5 2 (0.68%) VB
5 2 (0.68%) T-SQL
5 2 (0.68%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.34%) C
6 1 (0.34%) C++
6 1 (0.34%) Perl
6 1 (0.34%) PHP
6 1 (0.34%) JCL
6 1 (0.34%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 35 (11.95%) Security Cleared
2 26 (8.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (8.53%) MCP
4 18 (6.14%) SC Cleared
5 14 (4.78%) Degree
6 13 (4.44%) A+ Certification
7 11 (3.75%) MCITP
8 9 (3.07%) CCNP
8 9 (3.07%) PMI Certification
8 9 (3.07%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (3.07%) MCDST
9 8 (2.73%) MOS
9 8 (2.73%) PMP
10 7 (2.39%) MCSA
11 6 (2.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 6 (2.05%) ISEB
11 6 (2.05%) CCNA
12 5 (1.71%) MCSE
12 5 (1.71%) CISSP
12 5 (1.71%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (10.24%) SLA
2 13 (4.44%) QA
3 2 (0.68%) P3O
4 1 (0.34%) Data Quality
System Software
1 66 (22.53%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.05%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.37%) VMware Workstation
4 4 (1.37%) Terminal Services
5 3 (1.02%) XenApp
5 3 (1.02%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.68%) vSphere
6 2 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.68%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.34%) RACF
7 1 (0.34%) XenServer
7 1 (0.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 14 (4.78%) OpenView
2 12 (4.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 9 (3.07%) SCCM
4 2 (0.68%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.34%) WSUS
5 1 (0.34%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 185 (63.14%) Microsoft
2 25 (8.53%) Citrix
3 24 (8.19%) HP
4 16 (5.46%) VMware
5 14 (4.78%) Oracle
6 13 (4.44%) Lotus
7 9 (3.07%) Cisco
8 8 (2.73%) SAP
9 6 (2.05%) Apple
10 5 (1.71%) Cognos
10 5 (1.71%) Symantec
10 5 (1.71%) ArcSight
11 4 (1.37%) Google
11 4 (1.37%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.37%) IBM
12 3 (1.02%) Sun
12 3 (1.02%) Dell
12 3 (1.02%) Wyse
13 2 (0.68%) ServiceNow
13 2 (0.68%) Aruba
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £200 - £270 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Connectus
Rate: £21.91 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Graham Matthews
Posted: 5 days ago
Altrincham
Computer Futures
Rate: £12 - £14 per hour + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Colston Consulting
Rate: £350 - 365 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £11 - £13 per hour + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £10 - £13 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £20000.00 - £24000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
London, Manchester
Barclay Anderson
Rate: £18,000 - £20,000 per year
Posted: 18 days ago
Wirral
Quantica Technology - London
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
Wirral
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £525 per day
Posted: 27 days ago