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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 57 34 30
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -4
Contract jobs citing MS Office 104 164 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.31% 3.97% 5.21%
As % of the Applications category 36.11% 38.59% 44.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 95 85
Median daily rate £300 £275 £188
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +46.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £120 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £305 £255
% change year-on-year
-9.83% +19.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 24 43
Median hourly rate £14.75 £13.80 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.90% +2.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.47 £9.98 £9.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.35 £38.50 £21.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- -3.57%
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
288 425 381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.16% 10.29% 11.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 250 205
Median daily rate £375 £323 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.27% +9.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £319
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 44 60
Median hourly rate £14.63 £22.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.52% +62.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.16 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.33 £25.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.66% -

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 9 December 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
Cheshire +11 43 £420 +52.72% 5
Manchester -33 39 £180 -44.61% 22
Merseyside +3 11 £350 +119.78% 4
Cumbria +17 5 £258 +19.76% 2
Lancashire -16 5 £150 -52.94% 3
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 151 (74.02%) Microsoft
2 103 (50.49%) Windows
3 100 (49.02%) MS Excel
4 51 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 46 (22.55%) Project Management
6 44 (21.57%) Windows 7
7 40 (19.61%) ITIL
7 40 (19.61%) Finance
8 34 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
9 28 (13.73%) MS Visio
10 27 (13.24%) Analytical Skills
10 27 (13.24%) Windows Server
11 26 (12.75%) Agile Software Development
12 25 (12.25%) SharePoint
13 24 (11.76%) Citrix
14 21 (10.29%) Migration
15 19 (9.31%) Windows Server 2008
16 18 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
16 18 (8.82%) Service Management
16 18 (8.82%) MS Exchange
17 17 (8.33%) Programme Management
17 17 (8.33%) Security Cleared
18 15 (7.35%) Windows XP
18 15 (7.35%) SQL Server
19 14 (6.86%) IBM Notes
19 14 (6.86%) Microsoft Certification
19 14 (6.86%) Lotus
19 14 (6.86%) SLA
19 14 (6.86%) VMware
19 14 (6.86%) Incident Management

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 25 (12.25%) SharePoint
2 18 (8.82%) MS Exchange
3 14 (6.86%) IBM Notes
4 7 (3.43%) Skype for Business
5 6 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (1.47%) CMS
7 3 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (1.47%) IIS
7 3 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.49%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.49%) CICS
8 1 (0.49%) WordPress
Applications
1 100 (49.02%) MS Excel
2 34 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 28 (13.73%) MS Visio
4 9 (4.41%) MS Project
5 4 (1.96%) InfoPath
6 3 (1.47%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.49%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.49%) Camtasia
7 1 (0.49%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.49%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 2 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.98%) Visualfiles
2 1 (0.49%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.49%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.88%) Office 365
2 6 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.45%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.98%) G Suite
5 1 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.49%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.49%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.37%) Internet
2 12 (5.88%) DNS
2 12 (5.88%) Firewall
3 11 (5.39%) LAN
3 11 (5.39%) SAN
4 10 (4.90%) DHCP
5 9 (4.41%) Wi-Fi
6 8 (3.92%) WAN
7 7 (3.43%) Intranet
7 7 (3.43%) TCP/IP
7 7 (3.43%) VLAN
7 7 (3.43%) VPN
8 5 (2.45%) Extranet
9 4 (1.96%) NAS
10 3 (1.47%) 3G
10 3 (1.47%) Network Security
11 2 (0.98%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (0.98%) IP Telephony
11 2 (0.98%) IPv4
11 2 (0.98%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.35%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.94%) MySQL
3 5 (2.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (1.96%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.47%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.47%) MS Access
5 3 (1.47%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.49%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 1 (0.49%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.49%) DB2
7 1 (0.49%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.49%) GIS
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.49%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.49%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 13 (6.37%) JIRA
2 5 (2.45%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.96%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 3 (1.47%) Subversion
5 1 (0.49%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.49%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.49%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.49%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.49%) Firebug
5 1 (0.49%) JMeter
5 1 (0.49%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.49%) MSTest
5 1 (0.49%) Rational Robot
5 1 (0.49%) The Grinder
5 1 (0.49%) Toad
General
1 40 (19.61%) Finance
2 13 (6.37%) Banking
3 7 (3.43%) Legal
4 6 (2.94%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (2.45%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.47%) Retail
7 2 (0.98%) Law
7 2 (0.98%) Marketing
7 2 (0.98%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.49%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.49%) Back Office
8 1 (0.49%) Brand Awareness
8 1 (0.49%) Electronics
8 1 (0.49%) French Language
8 1 (0.49%) Front Office
8 1 (0.49%) German Language
8 1 (0.49%) Military
8 1 (0.49%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 57 (27.94%) Analyst
2 18 (8.82%) Service Analyst
3 17 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
4 16 (7.84%) Support Analyst
5 14 (6.86%) Delivery Manager
6 13 (6.37%) 2nd Line Support
6 13 (6.37%) Desktop Support
6 13 (6.37%) Developer
7 10 (4.90%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 10 (4.90%) 3rd Line Support
7 10 (4.90%) Support Engineer
8 9 (4.41%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
8 9 (4.41%) IT Support
8 9 (4.41%) Service Desk Support
9 8 (3.92%) 1st Line Support
9 8 (3.92%) Project Manager
10 7 (3.43%) IT Analyst
11 6 (2.94%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
11 6 (2.94%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
11 6 (2.94%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.88%) .NET
2 7 (3.43%) jQuery
2 7 (3.43%) XML
3 4 (1.96%) ASP.NET
3 4 (1.96%) HTML
3 4 (1.96%) SOAP
3 4 (1.96%) WF
4 3 (1.47%) .NET Framework
4 3 (1.47%) Autofac
4 3 (1.47%) Hibernate
4 3 (1.47%) JSON
4 3 (1.47%) REST
4 3 (1.47%) SAML
4 3 (1.47%) Spring
4 3 (1.47%) Web Services
4 3 (1.47%) XSD
5 1 (0.49%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.49%) CSS
5 1 (0.49%) Flash
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 27 (13.24%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.39%) NHS
3 9 (4.41%) Computer Science
3 9 (4.41%) Wiki
4 6 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.96%) Blackberry
5 4 (1.96%) Life Science
5 4 (1.96%) User Experience
6 3 (1.47%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.47%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.47%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.47%) IVR
6 3 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.98%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.98%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.98%) iPhone
7 2 (0.98%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.98%) RIA
7 2 (0.98%) Social Media
7 2 (0.98%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 103 (50.49%) Windows
2 44 (21.57%) Windows 7
3 27 (13.24%) Windows Server
4 19 (9.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (7.35%) Windows XP
6 13 (6.37%) Windows 10
6 13 (6.37%) Windows 8
6 13 (6.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (3.92%) Linux
8 7 (3.43%) Unix
8 7 (3.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (2.94%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.47%) Mac OS
10 3 (1.47%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.98%) Android
11 2 (0.98%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.49%) Solaris
12 1 (0.49%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (22.55%) Project Management
2 40 (19.61%) ITIL
3 26 (12.75%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (10.29%) Migration
5 18 (8.82%) Service Management
5 18 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 17 (8.33%) Programme Management
7 14 (6.86%) Incident Management
8 13 (6.37%) Change Management
8 13 (6.37%) PRINCE2
8 13 (6.37%) Service Delivery
9 12 (5.88%) Change Control
10 11 (5.39%) Configuration Management
10 11 (5.39%) Time Management
11 10 (4.90%) ERP
11 10 (4.90%) Problem Management
11 10 (4.90%) Waterfall
12 8 (3.92%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (3.92%) Trend Analysis
13 7 (3.43%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 13 (6.37%) SQL
2 10 (4.90%) PowerShell
3 7 (3.43%) C#
4 2 (0.98%) C
4 2 (0.98%) Java
4 2 (0.98%) VBScript
5 1 (0.49%) COBOL
5 1 (0.49%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.49%) JCL
5 1 (0.49%) PHP
5 1 (0.49%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.49%) Python
5 1 (0.49%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.49%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 14 (6.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (5.88%) MCP
4 10 (4.90%) Degree
4 10 (4.90%) SC Cleared
5 9 (4.41%) MCSE
6 3 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.47%) CCNA
6 3 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.47%) MCSA
7 2 (0.98%) IIBA
7 2 (0.98%) ISEB
7 2 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.49%) CBAP
8 1 (0.49%) ECDL
8 1 (0.49%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.49%) MCDST
8 1 (0.49%) MCT
8 1 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.86%) SLA
2 7 (3.43%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.47%) QA
4 2 (0.98%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (0.98%) GAMP
4 2 (0.98%) GMP
4 2 (0.98%) P3O
5 1 (0.49%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.49%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.49%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 51 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.45%) 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%) SCCM
2 10 (4.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
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
1 151 (74.02%) Microsoft
2 24 (11.76%) Citrix
3 14 (6.86%) Lotus
3 14 (6.86%) VMware
4 12 (5.88%) Cisco
5 9 (4.41%) HP
6 8 (3.92%) Dell
6 8 (3.92%) Oracle
7 7 (3.43%) Google
8 6 (2.94%) Apple
9 4 (1.96%) NetApp
9 4 (1.96%) Nintex
9 4 (1.96%) SAP
9 4 (1.96%) Webroot
10 2 (0.98%) iManage
10 2 (0.98%) LANDesk
10 2 (0.98%) Polycom
10 2 (0.98%) Remedy
10 2 (0.98%) SolarWinds
10 2 (0.98%) Twitter
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