Period
to 23 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for Microsoft Office skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Office over the 6 months to 23 September 2018 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
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 41 44
Rank change year-on-year +19 +3 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 44 14 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 7.01% 2.42% 3.42%
As % of the Applications category 59.46% 56.00% 55.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 5 17
Lancashire median daily rate £410 £200 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +105.00% +14.29% -43.55%
10th Percentile £258 £166 £93
90th Percentile £476 £425 £460
North West median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 9
Lancashire median hourly rate £22.65 £38.75 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.55% +43.52% +28.57%
10th Percentile £12.00 £20.11 £20.50
90th Percentile £45.50 £44.20 £56.21
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £20.45
% change year-on-year +14.75% -25.41% +46.04%

Microsoft Office is in the Software Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 74 25 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 11.78% 4.32% 6.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 11 19
Lancashire median daily rate £385 £350 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +100.00% -44.49%
10th Percentile £200 £170 £94
90th Percentile £499 £450 £424
North West median daily rate £350 £338 £330
% change year-on-year +3.63% +2.35% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 17
Lancashire median hourly rate £22.37 £38.75 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.28% +89.02% -5.55%
10th Percentile £12.00 £22.50 £9.98
90th Percentile £48.26 £44.00 £37.70
North West median hourly rate £16.61 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +3.78% -8.57% +11.20%

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings citing Microsoft Office as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in Lancashire

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in Lancashire

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Lancashire over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in Lancashire

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in Lancashire

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Lancashire over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Office in Lancashire

Microsoft Office
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Office within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 23 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chorley - 14 £341 - 1
Blackpool -11 11 £410 +17.14%
Preston +20 7 £133 - 1
Ormskirk - 3 - -
Blackburn - 2 - - 2
Lytham St Annes -2 1 - -
Newton-le-Willows - 1 - -
Microsoft Office
North West

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 25 (56.82%) Microsoft
2 15 (34.09%) SQL
3 14 (31.82%) Microsoft Project
3 14 (31.82%) LAN
4 13 (29.55%) ServiceNow
5 12 (27.27%) Oracle
5 12 (27.27%) Project Management
6 10 (22.73%) ITIL
6 10 (22.73%) Windows
6 10 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (22.73%) DevOps
7 9 (20.45%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (18.18%) Windows 7
9 7 (15.91%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (15.91%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (11.36%) CheckPoint
10 5 (11.36%) Data Protection
11 4 (9.09%) Degree
11 4 (9.09%) Active Directory
11 4 (9.09%) VMware
11 4 (9.09%) Change Management
12 3 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
12 3 (6.82%) Finance
12 3 (6.82%) PRINCE2
12 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Excel
12 3 (6.82%) Windows XP
12 3 (6.82%) Computer Science
12 3 (6.82%) Computer Security
12 3 (6.82%) Security Cleared
13 2 (4.55%) Data Extraction

Microsoft Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (4.55%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (31.82%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (4.55%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.27%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (31.82%) LAN
2 2 (4.55%) DMZ
2 2 (4.55%) Firewall
2 2 (4.55%) WAN
3 1 (2.27%) PBX
3 1 (2.27%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (2.27%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (6.82%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Legal
2 2 (4.55%) Local Government
3 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (34.09%) Project Manager
2 9 (20.45%) Infrastructure Manager
2 9 (20.45%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 7 (15.91%) Analyst
4 5 (11.36%) Service Manager
4 5 (11.36%) Service Transition Manager
4 5 (11.36%) Transition Manager
5 4 (9.09%) Change Manager
5 4 (9.09%) Junior
5 4 (9.09%) Junior Project Manager
5 4 (9.09%) Service Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Business Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) IT Manager
6 2 (4.55%) Junior Infrastructure Project Manager
7 1 (2.27%) Human Factors Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) Integration Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) IT Project Manager
7 1 (2.27%) Junior IT Manager
7 1 (2.27%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.82%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.55%) Analytical Mindset
2 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.55%) Virtual Team
3 1 (2.27%) iPad
3 1 (2.27%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.73%) Windows
2 8 (18.18%) Windows 7
3 3 (6.82%) Windows XP
4 2 (4.55%) Unix
5 1 (2.27%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.27%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (2.27%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Phone
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.27%) Project Management
2 10 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (22.73%) DevOps
2 10 (22.73%) ITIL
3 7 (15.91%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (15.91%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (11.36%) Data Protection
5 4 (9.09%) Change Management
6 3 (6.82%) Computer Security
6 3 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (6.82%) PRINCE2
7 2 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (4.55%) Data Analysis
7 2 (4.55%) Data Extraction
7 2 (4.55%) Data Management
7 2 (4.55%) Data-Driven Decision Making
7 2 (4.55%) Decision-Making
7 2 (4.55%) Mathematics
7 2 (4.55%) Service Design
7 2 (4.55%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 15 (34.09%) SQL
2 1 (2.27%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (20.45%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (9.09%) Degree
3 3 (6.82%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.27%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.27%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (4.55%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (2.27%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.27%) Terminal Services
3 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.27%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 25 (56.82%) Microsoft
2 13 (29.55%) ServiceNow
3 12 (27.27%) Oracle
4 5 (11.36%) CheckPoint
5 4 (9.09%) VMware
6 1 (2.27%) Avaya
6 1 (2.27%) Nortel
6 1 (2.27%) WatchGuard