The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office
North West / Lancashire
Rank 21 29 36
Rank change year-on-year +8 +7  
Contract jobs citing MS Office 12 22 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 5.77% 5.10% 2.31%
As % of the Applications category 42.86% 43.14% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 4
Median daily rate - £261 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -37.79%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £288 £275
% change year-on-year +4.16% +4.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 2
Median hourly rate £38.75 £18.47 £22.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +109.85% -18.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.60 £20.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £33.50 £24.64
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.55 £15.50 £13.06
% change year-on-year -12.59% +18.72%  

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 Lancashire with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 28 51 39
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 13.46% 11.83% 10.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 18
Median daily rate £250 £275 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -11.29%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +1.51% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 19 4
Median hourly rate £42.00 £20.00 £25.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.00% -20.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £12.00 £20.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.30 £47.33 £47.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.30 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -7.30% +13.79%  

MS Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 Lancashire

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Office in Lancashire

MS Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Office in Lancashire

MS Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Office in Lancashire over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MS Office in Lancashire

MS 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 MS Office within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. 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 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
Preston -7 3 - - 1
Blackburn - 3 - -
Lancaster - 2 - -
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 26 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 14 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 11 (61.11%) MS Excel
3 9 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 8 (44.44%) Windows
5 7 (38.89%) Software Engineering
5 7 (38.89%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
7 5 (27.78%) Linux
8 4 (22.22%) C++
8 4 (22.22%) Visual Studio
8 4 (22.22%) Qt
8 4 (22.22%) Mercurial
9 3 (16.67%) Avionics
9 3 (16.67%) SDLC
9 3 (16.67%) RIA
9 3 (16.67%) UML
10 2 (11.11%) Project Management
10 2 (11.11%) Citrix
10 2 (11.11%) Lotus
10 2 (11.11%) IBM Notes
10 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
10 2 (11.11%) Unit Testing
10 2 (11.11%) Integration Testing
10 2 (11.11%) Degree
10 2 (11.11%) VPN
10 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (11.11%) HOOD
10 2 (11.11%) Customer Requirements
10 2 (11.11%) Rational Rhapsody
10 2 (11.11%) Oracle

MS Office
Top Related 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 (11.11%) IBM Notes
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (61.11%) MS Excel
2 7 (38.89%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
1 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
1 1 (5.56%) SQLPlus
1 1 (5.56%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Mercurial
1 4 (22.22%) Visual Studio
2 2 (11.11%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (5.56%) ClearCase
3 1 (5.56%) ClearQuest
3 1 (5.56%) Eclipse
3 1 (5.56%) Rational Robot
3 1 (5.56%) Toad
General
1 3 (16.67%) Avionics
2 2 (11.11%) Marketing
3 1 (5.56%) Aerospace
3 1 (5.56%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) C++ Software Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (11.11%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) First Line Help Desk Support
5 1 (5.56%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Programme Assurance Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Integration Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Operations Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Service Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Service Desk Support
5 1 (5.56%) Service Desk Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Software Programmer
5 1 (5.56%) Training Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) Qt
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) RIA
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Windows
2 5 (27.78%) Linux
3 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
3 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Software Engineering
2 3 (16.67%) SDLC
2 3 (16.67%) UML
3 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.11%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (11.11%) HOOD
3 2 (11.11%) Integration Testing
3 2 (11.11%) Project Management
3 2 (11.11%) Unit Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Data Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Data Management
4 1 (5.56%) Document Management
4 1 (5.56%) Embedded Software Development
4 1 (5.56%) Migration
4 1 (5.56%) Quality Management
4 1 (5.56%) RAD
4 1 (5.56%) Scrum
4 1 (5.56%) Supply Chain Management
4 1 (5.56%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) C++
2 1 (5.56%) Java
2 1 (5.56%) Perl
2 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
2 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.56%) Python
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) Degree
4 1 (5.56%) HNC
4 1 (5.56%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) GMP
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 14 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) Citrix
2 2 (11.11%) Lotus
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (5.56%) Baan
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