The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Halifax with a requirement for MS Office skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Office
West Yorkshire / Halifax
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 19 19
Rank change year-on-year +6 0  
Contract jobs citing MS Office 3 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Halifax 4.00% 1.00% 3.57%
As % of the Applications category 33.33% 8.33% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Median daily rate - - £235
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £288 £276
% change year-on-year +4.34% +4.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £11.25 £9.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.25 £13.14
% change year-on-year -8.19% +16.05%  

MS Office is in the software application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Halifax with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Halifax
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 9 12 27
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Halifax 12.00% 12.00% 16.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 19
Median daily rate £282 £350 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.57% -11.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £321 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £485 £462
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £335 £325
% change year-on-year +0.74% +3.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £11.25 £9.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -28.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +13.79%  

MS Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Halifax

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Halifax citing MS Office as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for MS Office in Halifax

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MS Office in Halifax.

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Office in Halifax

MS Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Halifax

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office in Halifax.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Office in Halifax

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, 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 Halifax region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 4 (66.67%) MS Visio
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Enterprise Data Management
2 3 (50.00%) QlikView
2 3 (50.00%) BPMN
2 3 (50.00%) Hadoop
2 3 (50.00%) IaaS
2 3 (50.00%) Analytics
2 3 (50.00%) Logical Data Model
2 3 (50.00%) Physical Data Model
2 3 (50.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (50.00%) SDLC
2 3 (50.00%) Enterprise Storage
2 3 (50.00%) MongoDB
2 3 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (50.00%) Big Data
2 3 (50.00%) SaaS
2 3 (50.00%) PaaS
2 3 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 3 (50.00%) SOA
2 3 (50.00%) ETL
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (50.00%) Web Services
2 3 (50.00%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (50.00%) Configuration Management

MS Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in Halifax 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 3 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Visio
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) IaaS
1 3 (50.00%) PaaS
1 3 (50.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) LAN
1 1 (16.67%) VLAN
1 1 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Big Data
1 3 (50.00%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (50.00%) Hadoop
1 3 (50.00%) MongoDB
1 3 (50.00%) NoSQL
1 3 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (50.00%) QlikView
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
1 2 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Architect
1 3 (50.00%) Data Architect
1 3 (50.00%) Enterprise Architect
1 3 (50.00%) Enterprise Data Architect
2 1 (16.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Banking Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) PMO Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Retail Banking Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Enterprise Storage
1 3 (50.00%) Hybrid Cloud
1 3 (50.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
1 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
1 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Analytics
2 3 (50.00%) BPMN
2 3 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (50.00%) Data Management
2 3 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 3 (50.00%) Data Security
2 3 (50.00%) Enterprise Data Management
2 3 (50.00%) ETL
2 3 (50.00%) Information Security
2 3 (50.00%) Logical Data Model
2 3 (50.00%) Physical Data Model
2 3 (50.00%) SDLC
2 3 (50.00%) SOA
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) PMO
1 1 (16.67%) QA
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle