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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 29 25
Rank change year-on-year -6 -4  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 8 18 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 2.37% 4.11% 5.12%
As % of the Applications category 53.33% 69.23% 48.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 5
Median daily rate £183 £275 £311
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.63% -11.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £115 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £400 £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £295 £285 £288
% change year-on-year +3.50% -0.86%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 9
Median hourly rate £36.38 £20.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.43% -2.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.06 £20.50 £15.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £27.00 £44.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.79 £16.50 £13.60
% change year-on-year -16.42% +21.36%  

Microsoft 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 15 26 41
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 4.45% 5.94% 10.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 11
Median daily rate £250 £225 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -27.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £138 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £550 £321
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 11
Median hourly rate £34.00 £21.50 £21.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.13% +0.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.50 £16.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £27.00 £31.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.78 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -4.39% +13.79%  

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

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 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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 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 -24 5 - - 1
Lytham St Annes - 1 £175 -
Microsoft Office
North West

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 16 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 11 (55.00%) Windows
4 10 (50.00%) SC Cleared
5 9 (45.00%) Microsoft Excel
5 9 (45.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 8 (40.00%) Software Engineering
7 5 (25.00%) Linux
7 5 (25.00%) UML
7 5 (25.00%) C++
7 5 (25.00%) Visual Studio
7 5 (25.00%) Qt
7 5 (25.00%) Mercurial
8 4 (20.00%) Avionics
9 3 (15.00%) SDLC
9 3 (15.00%) Degree
9 3 (15.00%) RIA
9 3 (15.00%) HNC
9 3 (15.00%) Project Management
10 2 (10.00%) Citrix
10 2 (10.00%) SAN
10 2 (10.00%) Lotus
10 2 (10.00%) VoIP
10 2 (10.00%) Ethernet
10 2 (10.00%) SNMP
10 2 (10.00%) VPN
10 2 (10.00%) Toad
10 2 (10.00%) DNS
10 2 (10.00%) Perl
10 2 (10.00%) PL/SQL

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 (10.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 9 (45.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (45.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) Broadband
1 2 (10.00%) DNS
1 2 (10.00%) Ethernet
1 2 (10.00%) Firewall
1 2 (10.00%) SAN
1 2 (10.00%) SNMP
1 2 (10.00%) VoIP
1 2 (10.00%) VPN
1 2 (10.00%) Wireless
2 1 (5.00%) DHCP
2 1 (5.00%) LAN
2 1 (5.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (10.00%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Mercurial
1 5 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (10.00%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (10.00%) Rational Statemate
2 2 (10.00%) Toad
3 1 (5.00%) ClearCase
3 1 (5.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 4 (20.00%) Avionics
2 1 (5.00%) Aerospace
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Software Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) C++ Software Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (10.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) DBA
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle DBA
3 2 (10.00%) Service Desk Support
3 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.00%) Ada Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Ada Software Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Database Architect
4 1 (5.00%) IT Support
4 1 (5.00%) IT Technician
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Project Controller
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Integration Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Service Desk Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) Qt
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) RIA
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (55.00%) Windows
2 5 (25.00%) Linux
3 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (25.00%) UML
3 3 (15.00%) Project Management
3 3 (15.00%) SDLC
4 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.00%) HOOD
4 2 (10.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (10.00%) Migration
4 2 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (10.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.00%) BPR
5 1 (5.00%) Change Management
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL
5 1 (5.00%) Mathematics
5 1 (5.00%) Physics
5 1 (5.00%) QMS
5 1 (5.00%) Quality Management
5 1 (5.00%) RAD
5 1 (5.00%) Resource Management
5 1 (5.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) C++
2 2 (10.00%) Perl
2 2 (10.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) Ada
3 1 (5.00%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (15.00%) Degree
3 3 (15.00%) HNC
4 2 (10.00%) NVQ Level 3
5 1 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (5.00%) HND
5 1 (5.00%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (5.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) MIL-STD-498
1 1 (5.00%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 16 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) Citrix
2 2 (10.00%) Lotus
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) Baan