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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 38 31 27
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -4
Contract jobs citing MS Office 160 159 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.14% 5.02% 5.51%
As % of the Applications category 34.04% 38.88% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 48 61
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£320 £215 £243
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.83% -11.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £115 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £401 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £250 £270
% change year-on-year
+14.00% -7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 35 33
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £10.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.08 £21.00 £24.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.14 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.14% -
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
470 409 351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.16% 12.92% 14.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 169 143
Average daily rate £325 £323 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% +19.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £122 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £491 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 51 52
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -15.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £10.95 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £38.10 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -9.09%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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 64 £250 +108.33% 18
Merseyside +7 38 £313 +64.47% 9
Cheshire -13 35 £310 +11.51% 24
Lancashire -18 13 £390 +74.88% 8
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 195 (64.57%) Microsoft
2 155 (51.32%) MS Excel
3 145 (48.01%) Windows
4 78 (25.83%) ITIL
5 74 (24.50%) Windows 7
6 65 (21.52%) Active Directory
7 59 (19.54%) Windows XP
8 52 (17.22%) Finance
9 43 (14.24%) Project Management
10 42 (13.91%) Service Management
11 37 (12.25%) MS Project
12 36 (11.92%) SLA
13 35 (11.59%) Citrix
14 31 (10.26%) SQL
14 31 (10.26%) MS PowerPoint
15 29 (9.60%) Security Cleared
15 29 (9.60%) Analytical Skills
15 29 (9.60%) MCP
16 27 (8.94%) MS Exchange
16 27 (8.94%) HP
17 26 (8.61%) Windows Server 2008
18 25 (8.28%) Stakeholder Management
19 24 (7.95%) Windows Server 2003
20 23 (7.62%) MS Visio
21 22 (7.28%) IBM Notes
21 22 (7.28%) Lotus
22 21 (6.95%) PRINCE2
23 20 (6.62%) SharePoint
24 19 (6.29%) OpenView
24 19 (6.29%) Legal

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 27 (8.94%) MS Exchange
2 22 (7.28%) IBM Notes
3 20 (6.62%) SharePoint
4 10 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (2.65%) CICS
6 6 (1.99%) SharePoint 2010
6 6 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.66%) JBoss
8 2 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.33%) eRoom
9 1 (0.33%) SAS
Applications
1 155 (51.32%) MS Excel
2 37 (12.25%) MS Project
3 31 (10.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 23 (7.62%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.33%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.33%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.33%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.33%) InDesign
5 1 (0.33%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.33%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.32%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (0.99%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.66%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (0.66%) Tridion
3 2 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.64%) Office 365
2 5 (1.66%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.33%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.97%) WAN
2 14 (4.64%) TCP/IP
3 13 (4.30%) LAN
4 8 (2.65%) Firewall
5 7 (2.32%) DHCP
5 7 (2.32%) Wireless
6 6 (1.99%) DNS
7 5 (1.66%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (1.66%) Internet
8 3 (0.99%) Broadband
8 3 (0.99%) Intranet
8 3 (0.99%) IP Telephony
8 3 (0.99%) Network Security
9 2 (0.66%) 4G
9 2 (0.66%) SAN
9 2 (0.66%) VPN
9 2 (0.66%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.33%) VoIP
10 1 (0.33%) DMZ
10 1 (0.33%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (2.32%) Oracle Database
3 6 (1.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (1.99%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (1.66%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (1.66%) MS Access
5 4 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (1.32%) RDBMS
5 4 (1.32%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (1.32%) SQLPlus
5 4 (1.32%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.32%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 3 (0.99%) Oracle Discoverer
7 2 (0.66%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.66%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 6 (1.99%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (1.32%) Oracle APEX
2 4 (1.32%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (0.99%) MSI
4 2 (0.66%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.33%) JIRA
5 1 (0.33%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.33%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 52 (17.22%) Finance
2 19 (6.29%) Legal
3 14 (4.64%) Banking
4 12 (3.97%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.98%) Retail
6 6 (1.99%) Dutch Language
6 6 (1.99%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.99%) Law
6 6 (1.99%) German Language
7 4 (1.32%) French Language
8 3 (0.99%) Local Government
8 3 (0.99%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.99%) Russian Language
9 2 (0.66%) Advertising
9 2 (0.66%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.66%) Billing
9 2 (0.66%) Marketing
10 1 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.33%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 127 (42.05%) Analyst
2 59 (19.54%) Service Analyst
3 56 (18.54%) Service Desk Analyst
4 25 (8.28%) Support Analyst
5 19 (6.29%) 1st Line Support
5 19 (6.29%) Project Manager
6 14 (4.64%) Business Analyst
7 13 (4.30%) Developer
8 12 (3.97%) Coordinator
9 11 (3.64%) Desktop Support
9 11 (3.64%) Administrator
10 10 (3.31%) Support Engineer
11 9 (2.98%) 2nd Line Support
11 9 (2.98%) Project Coordinator
12 8 (2.65%) IT Support
13 7 (2.32%) Service Desk Team Leader
13 7 (2.32%) Project Officer
13 7 (2.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 7 (2.32%) Desktop Engineer
13 7 (2.32%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.32%) Application Packaging
2 3 (0.99%) HTML
3 2 (0.66%) Web Services
3 2 (0.66%) XML
3 2 (0.66%) ODBC
4 1 (0.33%) XMPP
4 1 (0.33%) COM
4 1 (0.33%) CSS
4 1 (0.33%) SOAP
4 1 (0.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.60%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.64%) NHS
3 9 (2.98%) Blackberry
4 6 (1.99%) Thin Client
4 6 (1.99%) Management Information System
4 6 (1.99%) Data Structures
4 6 (1.99%) Fat Client
5 4 (1.32%) Economics
6 3 (0.99%) Smartphone
6 3 (0.99%) Informatics
7 2 (0.66%) Handset
7 2 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.66%) Tandem
7 2 (0.66%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.33%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.33%) iPhone
8 1 (0.33%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.33%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.33%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.33%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 145 (48.01%) Windows
2 74 (24.50%) Windows 7
3 59 (19.54%) Windows XP
4 26 (8.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (7.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (3.97%) Apple iOS
6 12 (3.97%) Windows 8
7 10 (3.31%) Windows NT
8 9 (2.98%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (2.32%) Android
10 4 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (1.32%) VMS
10 4 (1.32%) Linux
11 3 (0.99%) BlackBerry OS
11 3 (0.99%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (0.99%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.66%) HPUX
13 1 (0.33%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.33%) UNIX
13 1 (0.33%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (25.83%) ITIL
2 43 (14.24%) Project Management
3 42 (13.91%) Service Management
4 25 (8.28%) Stakeholder Management
5 21 (6.95%) PRINCE2
6 14 (4.64%) Incident Management
7 13 (4.30%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (3.64%) Change Management
8 11 (3.64%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (3.31%) Programme Management
9 10 (3.31%) Project Planning
10 8 (2.65%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (2.32%) Document Management
11 7 (2.32%) Software Delivery
12 6 (1.99%) Data Transformation
12 6 (1.99%) ITIL V3
12 6 (1.99%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (1.99%) Change Control
12 6 (1.99%) Kimball Methodology
12 6 (1.99%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (10.26%) SQL
2 9 (2.98%) VBA
3 6 (1.99%) PowerShell
4 5 (1.66%) VBScript
5 4 (1.32%) PL/SQL
6 3 (0.99%) VB
6 3 (0.99%) T-SQL
6 3 (0.99%) Java
7 2 (0.66%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.66%) C
7 2 (0.66%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.33%) REXX
8 1 (0.33%) C++
8 1 (0.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 29 (9.60%) MCP
1 29 (9.60%) Security Cleared
2 18 (5.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (5.30%) SC Cleared
4 9 (2.98%) A+ Certification
4 9 (2.98%) Citrix Certification
5 7 (2.32%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (2.32%) CCNP
5 7 (2.32%) Degree
5 7 (2.32%) PMI Certification
6 6 (1.99%) PMP
6 6 (1.99%) MCDST
6 6 (1.99%) MCITP
7 5 (1.66%) MOS
7 5 (1.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 5 (1.66%) CCIA
7 5 (1.66%) CCA
7 5 (1.66%) CCEA
8 4 (1.32%) CISSP
8 4 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (11.92%) SLA
2 13 (4.30%) QA
3 1 (0.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 65 (21.52%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.99%) XenDesktop
4 5 (1.66%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 5 (1.66%) XenApp
4 5 (1.66%) XenServer
5 4 (1.32%) Terminal Services
5 4 (1.32%) VMware Workstation
5 4 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.99%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.66%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (6.29%) OpenView
2 18 (5.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 10 (3.31%) SCCM
4 2 (0.66%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.33%) WSUS
5 1 (0.33%) OMEGAMON
5 1 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 195 (64.57%) Microsoft
2 35 (11.59%) Citrix
3 27 (8.94%) HP
4 22 (7.28%) Lotus
5 17 (5.63%) VMware
6 12 (3.97%) Oracle
7 9 (2.98%) Cisco
8 5 (1.66%) Cognos
8 5 (1.66%) Apple
8 5 (1.66%) Symantec
9 4 (1.32%) ArcSight
9 4 (1.32%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.32%) Dell
9 4 (1.32%) SAP
10 3 (0.99%) Adobe
10 3 (0.99%) Sun
10 3 (0.99%) AppSense
11 2 (0.66%) Teradata
11 2 (0.66%) McAfee
11 2 (0.66%) Sophos
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