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 27 July 2016 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 67 30 30
Rank change year-on-year
-37 0
Contract jobs citing MS Office 99 190 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.70% 5.02% 5.41%
As % of the Applications category 32.57% 44.50% 40.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 89 58
Median daily rate £325 £311 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £135 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £402 £401
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £288 £275
% change year-on-year
-0.86% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 33 38
Median hourly rate £27.00 £14.00 £15.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+92.85% -6.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.10 £9.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £29.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £14.00 £13.99
% change year-on-year
+16.07% +0.08%
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
304 427 404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.30% 11.28% 13.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 208 177
Median daily rate £345 £325 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £160 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £463 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 54 63
Median hourly rate £27.00 £14.75 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.05% -13.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.75 £9.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.20 £46.21 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -34 44 £373 +29.56% 18
Lancashire +1 21 £140 -54.83% 5
Cheshire -13 14 £340 +4.61% 10
Cumbria +11 13 - - 1
Merseyside -22 6 £313 +119.29% 2
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, 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.

1 159 (63.35%) Microsoft
2 126 (50.20%) MS Excel
3 103 (41.04%) Windows
4 76 (30.28%) Active Directory
5 65 (25.90%) Finance
6 46 (18.33%) Windows Server
7 41 (16.33%) SharePoint
8 40 (15.94%) ITIL
9 38 (15.14%) MS Exchange
9 38 (15.14%) Windows 7
10 37 (14.74%) Project Management
11 35 (13.94%) Windows Server 2012
12 34 (13.55%) VMware
13 32 (12.75%) Analytical Skills
13 32 (12.75%) MS PowerPoint
14 30 (11.95%) PowerShell
15 29 (11.55%) SCCM
16 28 (11.16%) Skype for Business
16 28 (11.16%) Microsoft Certification
17 27 (10.76%) SQL
17 27 (10.76%) Stakeholder Management
17 27 (10.76%) VMware Infrastructure
17 27 (10.76%) Software Engineering
18 25 (9.96%) Mentoring
19 24 (9.56%) Citrix
20 23 (9.16%) Banking
21 22 (8.76%) Security Cleared
21 22 (8.76%) Windows 10
22 21 (8.37%) Skype
22 21 (8.37%) SharePoint 2013

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 41 (16.33%) SharePoint
2 38 (15.14%) MS Exchange
3 28 (11.16%) Skype for Business
4 21 (8.37%) SharePoint 2013
5 14 (5.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 6 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (2.39%) IIS
7 5 (1.99%) IBM Notes
8 4 (1.59%) CMS
9 3 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.80%) eRoom
10 2 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.80%) WordPress
11 1 (0.40%) WinCC
Applications
1 126 (50.20%) MS Excel
2 32 (12.75%) MS PowerPoint
3 15 (5.98%) MS Visio
4 11 (4.38%) MS Project
5 10 (3.98%) Photoshop
6 7 (2.79%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (1.99%) Fireworks
8 4 (1.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (1.20%) 3ds Max
9 3 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.40%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.40%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 3 (1.20%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.80%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.40%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.40%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.40%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.77%) Office 365
2 9 (3.59%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.39%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (1.59%) SoftLayer
5 2 (0.80%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 21 (8.37%) Skype
2 16 (6.37%) DHCP
2 16 (6.37%) DNS
3 14 (5.58%) Firewall
4 12 (4.78%) WAN
5 11 (4.38%) LAN
5 11 (4.38%) VPN
6 9 (3.59%) VLAN
7 8 (3.19%) TCP/IP
8 7 (2.79%) Extranet
9 6 (2.39%) SAN
10 5 (1.99%) Internet
11 4 (1.59%) Fibre Channel
11 4 (1.59%) GSM
11 4 (1.59%) iSCSI
11 4 (1.59%) UMTS
11 4 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (1.20%) VoIP
13 2 (0.80%) Network Security
14 1 (0.40%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.17%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.98%) Relational Database
3 9 (3.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (1.99%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.59%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (1.59%) SAP BW
6 3 (1.20%) MS Access
6 3 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.20%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.80%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.80%) MySQL
7 2 (0.80%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.40%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 1 (0.40%) DataStage
8 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.80%) JIRA
1 2 (0.80%) Subversion
2 1 (0.40%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (0.40%) HP UFT
2 1 (0.40%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.40%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.40%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio
General
1 65 (25.90%) Finance
2 23 (9.16%) Banking
3 16 (6.37%) Legal
4 15 (5.98%) Law
5 14 (5.58%) Telecoms
6 8 (3.19%) Manufacturing
7 7 (2.79%) Military
7 7 (2.79%) Retail
8 6 (2.39%) French Language
9 5 (1.99%) German Language
9 5 (1.99%) Multimedia
9 5 (1.99%) Retail Banking
10 4 (1.59%) Corporate Banking
10 4 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (1.20%) Aerospace
11 3 (1.20%) Marketing
12 2 (0.80%) Brand Awareness
12 2 (0.80%) Local Government
12 2 (0.80%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 86 (34.26%) Analyst
2 27 (10.76%) Service Analyst
3 26 (10.36%) Support Analyst
4 25 (9.96%) Service Desk Analyst
5 16 (6.37%) Desktop Support
6 15 (5.98%) Project Manager
7 14 (5.58%) 1st Line Support
7 14 (5.58%) Support Engineer
8 13 (5.18%) Designer
9 11 (4.38%) Business Analyst
9 11 (4.38%) Desktop Engineer
9 11 (4.38%) IT Support
10 8 (3.19%) 2nd Line Support
10 8 (3.19%) Desktop Analyst
10 8 (3.19%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 8 (3.19%) Developer
10 8 (3.19%) Service Desk Support
11 7 (2.79%) 1st Line Support Analyst
11 7 (2.79%) IT Analyst
11 7 (2.79%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.79%) jQuery
2 6 (2.39%) HTML
3 5 (1.99%) CSS
4 4 (1.59%) .NET
5 3 (1.20%) Flash
5 3 (1.20%) XML
6 2 (0.80%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.80%) Autofac
6 2 (0.80%) Hibernate
6 2 (0.80%) JSON
6 2 (0.80%) REST
6 2 (0.80%) SAML
6 2 (0.80%) SOAP
6 2 (0.80%) Spring
6 2 (0.80%) Web Services
6 2 (0.80%) XSD
7 1 (0.40%) JSF
7 1 (0.40%) Middleware
7 1 (0.40%) SGML
7 1 (0.40%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (12.75%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.58%) Blackberry
2 14 (5.58%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.19%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.39%) Fat Client
4 6 (2.39%) Thin Client
5 5 (1.99%) Client/Server
5 5 (1.99%) Digital Media
5 5 (1.99%) NHS
6 4 (1.59%) Life Science
7 3 (1.20%) e-Learning
8 2 (0.80%) Blog
8 2 (0.80%) Copywriting
8 2 (0.80%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.80%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.80%) PMI
8 2 (0.80%) Social Media
8 2 (0.80%) Social Network
8 2 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.40%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 103 (41.04%) Windows
2 46 (18.33%) Windows Server
3 38 (15.14%) Windows 7
4 35 (13.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (8.76%) Windows 10
6 18 (7.17%) Linux
7 17 (6.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (6.37%) Windows XP
9 15 (5.98%) Windows 8
10 12 (4.78%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (4.38%) Apple iOS
12 10 (3.98%) Unix
13 3 (1.20%) Mac OS
13 3 (1.20%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.80%) Android
14 2 (0.80%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.40%) Embedded Linux
15 1 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (15.94%) ITIL
2 37 (14.74%) Project Management
3 27 (10.76%) Software Engineering
3 27 (10.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 25 (9.96%) Mentoring
5 21 (8.37%) Migration
5 21 (8.37%) PRINCE2
6 19 (7.57%) GAP Analysis
7 18 (7.17%) Change Management
7 18 (7.17%) Risk Management
8 16 (6.37%) Problem Management
8 16 (6.37%) Test Automation
9 15 (5.98%) Document Management
10 13 (5.18%) Data Migration
10 13 (5.18%) Service Management
11 12 (4.78%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (3.98%) ERP
12 10 (3.98%) Incident Management
12 10 (3.98%) Information Security
13 9 (3.59%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 30 (11.95%) PowerShell
2 27 (10.76%) SQL
3 10 (3.98%) PL/SQL
4 9 (3.59%) JavaScript
5 8 (3.19%) C
5 8 (3.19%) VB
6 6 (2.39%) PHP
6 6 (2.39%) T-SQL
7 5 (1.99%) Java
8 4 (1.59%) C++
8 4 (1.59%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.80%) C#
9 2 (0.80%) Python
10 1 (0.40%) Ada
Qualifications
1 28 (11.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (8.76%) Security Cleared
3 18 (7.17%) Degree
3 18 (7.17%) SC Cleared
4 15 (5.98%) MCP
5 14 (5.58%) MCSE
6 11 (4.38%) CCNA
6 11 (4.38%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (3.98%) MCDST
8 9 (3.59%) PMI Certification
9 8 (3.19%) ISTQB
9 8 (3.19%) MCSA
9 8 (3.19%) MOS
10 7 (2.79%) PMP
11 6 (2.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 6 (2.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 6 (2.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 5 (1.99%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (1.59%) ISEB
13 4 (1.59%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.78%) SLA
2 6 (2.39%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.59%) ISO 9001
3 4 (1.59%) P3O
4 3 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.40%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.40%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.40%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.40%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.40%) ISO22301
5 1 (0.40%) NEBOSH
5 1 (0.40%) QA
System Software
1 76 (30.28%) Active Directory
2 27 (10.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (7.17%) vSphere
4 7 (2.79%) XenApp
5 4 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (1.59%) NFS
5 4 (1.59%) Xen
6 2 (0.80%) Brightmail
6 2 (0.80%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.80%) XenServer
7 1 (0.40%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 29 (11.55%) SCCM
2 16 (6.37%) SCOM
3 6 (2.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (1.59%) AirWatch
4 4 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (1.59%) Tivoli
5 3 (1.20%) vRealize
6 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.80%) OpenView
6 2 (0.80%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.40%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 159 (63.35%) Microsoft
2 34 (13.55%) VMware
3 24 (9.56%) Citrix
4 19 (7.57%) HP
5 18 (7.17%) PeopleSoft
6 14 (5.58%) Cisco
7 13 (5.18%) Oracle
8 12 (4.78%) SAP
9 6 (2.39%) Adobe
9 6 (2.39%) Apple
9 6 (2.39%) IBM
9 6 (2.39%) NetApp
10 5 (1.99%) ArcSight
10 5 (1.99%) Lotus
10 5 (1.99%) ServiceNow
11 4 (1.59%) Cognos
12 3 (1.20%) Autodesk
12 3 (1.20%) CODA
12 3 (1.20%) Dell
12 3 (1.20%) Symantec
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