Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 47 57
Rank change year-on-year +12 +10 -30
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 16 18 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 3.55% 2.74% 2.61%
As % of the Applications category 61.54% 38.30% 48.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 14
Lancashire median daily rate £250 £120 £248
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +108.33% -51.52% -28.26%
10th Percentile £168 £93 £158
90th Percentile £440 £236 £416
North West median daily rate £350 £290 £298
% change year-on-year +20.69% -2.52% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 8
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £40.75 £27.96
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +45.77% +47.13%
10th Percentile £19.30 £23.75 £17.00
90th Percentile £67.71 £61.04 £43.51
North West median hourly rate £13.72 £16.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -14.25% +14.29% -6.74%

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 26 47 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 5.76% 7.14% 5.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 18 23
Lancashire median daily rate £325 £238 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.84% -32.14% +12.90%
10th Percentile £175 £93 £170
90th Percentile £419 £379 £583
North West median daily rate £335 £335 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.08% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 19
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £25.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.00% -28.57% +84.21%
10th Percentile £22.21 £9.19 £18.00
90th Percentile £67.26 £48.80 £47.33
North West median hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% -8.57% +9.38%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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
Preston -12 5 - - 1
Blackpool +15 2 £350 +86.67% 1
Morecambe - 2 £190 -
Burnley - 1 - -
Lytham St Annes - 1 £175 -
Microsoft Office
North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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 Microsoft Office.

1 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 5 (31.25%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (25.00%) Change Management
3 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (18.75%) Degree
4 3 (18.75%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
4 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (18.75%) Office 365
4 3 (18.75%) Analytics
4 3 (18.75%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
4 3 (18.75%) Cognos
4 3 (18.75%) ITIL
4 3 (18.75%) LAN
4 3 (18.75%) Finance
4 3 (18.75%) Project Management
5 2 (12.50%) 3G
5 2 (12.50%) Firewall
5 2 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (12.50%) Wireless
5 2 (12.50%) Programme Management
5 2 (12.50%) VoIP
5 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
5 2 (12.50%) Ethernet
5 2 (12.50%) SNMP
5 2 (12.50%) DNS
5 2 (12.50%) SAN

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 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) LAN
2 2 (12.50%) 3G
2 2 (12.50%) 4G
2 2 (12.50%) Broadband
2 2 (12.50%) DNS
2 2 (12.50%) Ethernet
2 2 (12.50%) Firewall
2 2 (12.50%) SAN
2 2 (12.50%) SNMP
2 2 (12.50%) VoIP
2 2 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (12.50%) Wireless
3 1 (6.25%) DHCP
3 1 (6.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Power View
2 1 (6.25%) PowerPivot
2 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.25%) Mercurial
1 1 (6.25%) Subversion
1 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Avionics
3 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Business Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Cognos Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Change Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Coordinator
4 1 (6.25%) ETL Developer
4 1 (6.25%) IT Manager
4 1 (6.25%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) IT Support Technician
4 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Support Technician
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) CMDB
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) PMI
2 1 (6.25%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (12.50%) Mac OS X
3 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (6.25%) Linux
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (25.00%) Change Management
3 3 (18.75%) Analytics
3 3 (18.75%) ITIL
3 3 (18.75%) Project Management
4 2 (12.50%) Break/Fix
4 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (12.50%) Programme Management
4 2 (12.50%) Runbook
5 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
5 1 (6.25%) BPR
5 1 (6.25%) Data Management
5 1 (6.25%) ERP
5 1 (6.25%) ETL
5 1 (6.25%) PLM
5 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
5 1 (6.25%) Six Sigma
5 1 (6.25%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) C
1 1 (6.25%) C++
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (6.25%) ECDL
3 1 (6.25%) HNC
3 1 (6.25%) Master's Degree
3 1 (6.25%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (6.25%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) Cognos
3 2 (12.50%) Nokia
4 1 (6.25%) IFS
4 1 (6.25%) Maconomy
4 1 (6.25%) SAP
4 1 (6.25%) Tableau