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 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 51 41 30
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -11
Contract jobs citing MS Office 116 128 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.09% 3.93% 5.88%
As % of the Applications category 36.83% 38.67% 47.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 64 64
Average daily rate £298 £273 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.17% +60.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £112 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £270 £238
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +13.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 36 43
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.70 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £22.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
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
315 331 345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.40% 10.17% 12.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 189 131
Average daily rate £300 £288 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £130 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 58 55
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £15.18
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% +2.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.08 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.34
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -5.47%

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 13 February 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 13 February 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 13 February 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 -25 44 £313 +14.67% 31
Cheshire -4 40 £300 +50.00% 14
Lancashire +10 22 £256 -12.39% 6
Merseyside -6 4 - - 8
Cumbria 0 1 - -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 13 February 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.

1 186 (67.39%) Microsoft
2 158 (57.25%) MS Excel
3 123 (44.57%) Windows
4 80 (28.99%) Windows 7
5 64 (23.19%) Finance
6 57 (20.65%) Active Directory
7 55 (19.93%) ITIL
8 43 (15.58%) Windows XP
9 35 (12.68%) SQL
10 33 (11.96%) SharePoint
10 33 (11.96%) MS PowerPoint
11 32 (11.59%) Windows Server
12 29 (10.51%) MS Exchange
12 29 (10.51%) Project Management
13 28 (10.14%) Windows Server 2008
14 27 (9.78%) MS Project
14 27 (9.78%) Analytical Skills
15 25 (9.06%) DNS
15 25 (9.06%) DHCP
16 24 (8.70%) Banking
17 23 (8.33%) Security Cleared
17 23 (8.33%) HP
18 22 (7.97%) SLA
18 22 (7.97%) Windows Server 2012
19 21 (7.61%) Citrix
19 21 (7.61%) VMware
19 21 (7.61%) Retail
20 20 (7.25%) SQL Server
21 19 (6.88%) Microsoft Certification
21 19 (6.88%) Windows Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 33 (11.96%) SharePoint
2 29 (10.51%) MS Exchange
3 13 (4.71%) Skype for Business
4 11 (3.99%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (3.99%) SAS
5 8 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (2.17%) IBM Notes
7 6 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (1.45%) eRoom
8 4 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (1.09%) CMS
9 3 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.72%) Confluence
10 2 (0.72%) Drupal
10 2 (0.72%) JBoss
10 2 (0.72%) WordPress
11 1 (0.36%) Moodle
11 1 (0.36%) Node.js
Applications
1 158 (57.25%) MS Excel
2 33 (11.96%) MS PowerPoint
3 27 (9.78%) MS Project
4 10 (3.62%) MS Visio
5 8 (2.90%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (1.09%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (1.09%) OmniGraffle
6 3 (1.09%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.72%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.72%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.36%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.36%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 5 (1.81%) SystmOne
2 3 (1.09%) CA PPM
2 3 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.09%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (1.09%) Teamcenter
3 2 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.36%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.36%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.80%) Office 365
2 2 (0.72%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.72%) MailChimp
2 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.36%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 25 (9.06%) DHCP
1 25 (9.06%) DNS
2 15 (5.43%) TCP/IP
3 11 (3.99%) LAN
4 10 (3.62%) WAN
5 8 (2.90%) Firewall
6 6 (2.17%) VoIP
6 6 (2.17%) VPN
7 5 (1.81%) Intranet
7 5 (1.81%) SAN
8 4 (1.45%) Wireless
8 4 (1.45%) WLAN
9 3 (1.09%) FTP
9 3 (1.09%) HTTP
9 3 (1.09%) Internet
9 3 (1.09%) SMTP
10 2 (0.72%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.36%) Extranet
11 1 (0.36%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.36%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.25%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.90%) SQL Server 2012
2 8 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (1.45%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (0.72%) OLAP
6 2 (0.72%) Power BI
6 2 (0.72%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.36%) Base SAS
7 1 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.36%) DB2
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.36%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (0.36%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 6 (2.17%) MSI
2 5 (1.81%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (1.45%) Rational Rhapsody
4 3 (1.09%) JIRA
4 3 (1.09%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.72%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.72%) JProfiler
5 2 (0.72%) Selenium
5 2 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.36%) JDeveloper
6 1 (0.36%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.36%) Toad
6 1 (0.36%) tSQLt
General
1 64 (23.19%) Finance
2 24 (8.70%) Banking
3 21 (7.61%) Retail
4 15 (5.43%) Legal
5 12 (4.35%) Retail Banking
6 10 (3.62%) Manufacturing
6 10 (3.62%) Telecoms
7 9 (3.26%) Law
8 7 (2.54%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (2.17%) Marketing
10 4 (1.45%) Italian Language
11 3 (1.09%) Advertising
11 3 (1.09%) Avionics
11 3 (1.09%) Corporate Banking
11 3 (1.09%) Dutch Language
11 3 (1.09%) French Language
11 3 (1.09%) German Language
11 3 (1.09%) Portuguese Language
11 3 (1.09%) Russian Language
11 3 (1.09%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 97 (35.14%) Analyst
2 36 (13.04%) Service Analyst
3 34 (12.32%) Service Desk Analyst
4 23 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 18 (6.52%) IT Support
6 17 (6.16%) 1st Line Support
7 15 (5.43%) Support Analyst
8 14 (5.07%) Developer
9 12 (4.35%) IT Engineer
9 12 (4.35%) IT Support Engineer
9 12 (4.35%) Service Desk Support
10 10 (3.62%) 2nd Line Support
10 10 (3.62%) Service Desk Manager
10 10 (3.62%) Service Manager
11 9 (3.26%) Help Desk Analyst
12 8 (2.90%) Administrator
12 8 (2.90%) Desktop Engineer
12 8 (2.90%) IT Manager
12 8 (2.90%) Project Manager
12 8 (2.90%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.07%) HTML
2 13 (4.71%) XML
3 7 (2.54%) .NET
3 7 (2.54%) CSS
4 5 (1.81%) XHTML
5 4 (1.45%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.09%) Ajax
6 3 (1.09%) HTML5
6 3 (1.09%) JDBC
6 3 (1.09%) MDX
6 3 (1.09%) SAP XI
6 3 (1.09%) SGML
7 2 (0.72%) CSS3
7 2 (0.72%) Java EE
7 2 (0.72%) JSF
7 2 (0.72%) Middleware
7 2 (0.72%) XSLT
8 1 (0.36%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.36%) J2EE
8 1 (0.36%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.78%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.99%) PMI
3 9 (3.26%) Blackberry
3 9 (3.26%) Credit Risk
4 8 (2.90%) NHS
5 6 (2.17%) Life Science
5 6 (2.17%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.09%) Animation
6 3 (1.09%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.09%) Replication
6 3 (1.09%) Tandem
6 3 (1.09%) User Experience
6 3 (1.09%) Visualisation
7 2 (0.72%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.72%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.72%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.72%) FMCG
7 2 (0.72%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.72%) Social Media
8 1 (0.36%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 123 (44.57%) Windows
2 80 (28.99%) Windows 7
3 43 (15.58%) Windows XP
4 32 (11.59%) Windows Server
5 28 (10.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (7.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (6.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (4.35%) Linux
9 11 (3.99%) Windows 8
10 9 (3.26%) Unix
11 4 (1.45%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.09%) Solaris
12 3 (1.09%) Windows 10
12 3 (1.09%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.72%) Android
13 2 (0.72%) NetWare
13 2 (0.72%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.36%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.36%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (19.93%) ITIL
2 29 (10.51%) Project Management
3 19 (6.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 17 (6.16%) PRINCE2
4 17 (6.16%) Programme Management
4 17 (6.16%) Risk Management
5 16 (5.80%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (5.43%) Mentoring
6 15 (5.43%) Problem Management
7 14 (5.07%) Coaching
7 14 (5.07%) Service Management
8 11 (3.99%) Migration
9 10 (3.62%) Application Discovery
9 10 (3.62%) Service Desk Management
9 10 (3.62%) Test Scripting
10 9 (3.26%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (3.26%) Risk Analysis
10 9 (3.26%) System Testing
10 9 (3.26%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (2.90%) OO
Programming Languages
1 35 (12.68%) SQL
2 9 (3.26%) PowerShell
3 7 (2.54%) C++
3 7 (2.54%) Java
4 6 (2.17%) JavaScript
5 5 (1.81%) C#
5 5 (1.81%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.09%) ANSI SQL
6 3 (1.09%) PHP
6 3 (1.09%) VB.NET
6 3 (1.09%) VBScript
7 2 (0.72%) Ada
8 1 (0.36%) Assembly Language
8 1 (0.36%) C-shell
8 1 (0.36%) JCL
8 1 (0.36%) Perl
8 1 (0.36%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.36%) Python
8 1 (0.36%) REXX
8 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 19 (6.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (6.16%) MCP
4 13 (4.71%) Degree
5 11 (3.99%) MCSE
5 11 (3.99%) PMI Certification
6 9 (3.26%) SC Cleared
7 8 (2.90%) CCNA
7 8 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.81%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.81%) MCITP
9 4 (1.45%) MCSA
10 3 (1.09%) CIPD
10 3 (1.09%) MBA
11 2 (0.72%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.72%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.72%) MCDST
12 1 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.36%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.97%) SLA
2 10 (3.62%) Disclosure Scotland
2 10 (3.62%) QA
3 2 (0.72%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.72%) DO-178B
3 2 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.36%) GMP
4 1 (0.36%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.36%) ISO22301
4 1 (0.36%) P3O
4 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 57 (20.65%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.99%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (2.90%) vSphere
5 7 (2.54%) XenApp
5 7 (2.54%) XenDesktop
6 5 (1.81%) Brightmail
6 5 (1.81%) Hyper-V
7 4 (1.45%) XenServer
8 1 (0.36%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 1 (0.36%) RACF
8 1 (0.36%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.36%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 17 (6.16%) SCCM
2 11 (3.99%) OpenView
3 5 (1.81%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (0.72%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.72%) SCVMM
4 2 (0.72%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.36%) SCOM
5 1 (0.36%) Windows Intune
5 1 (0.36%) zSecure
Vendors
1 186 (67.39%) Microsoft
2 23 (8.33%) HP
3 21 (7.61%) Citrix
3 21 (7.61%) VMware
4 17 (6.16%) Dell
5 11 (3.99%) Cisco
6 9 (3.26%) iManage
7 7 (2.54%) Symantec
8 6 (2.17%) Lotus
8 6 (2.17%) Oracle
8 6 (2.17%) SAP
8 6 (2.17%) ThinPrint
9 5 (1.81%) AppSense
9 5 (1.81%) IronPort
10 4 (1.45%) Adobe
10 4 (1.45%) CA
10 4 (1.45%) Compaq
10 4 (1.45%) Serena
11 3 (1.09%) Google
11 3 (1.09%) webMethods
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