Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 33 33
Rank change year-on-year +7 0 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 39 22 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 5.81% 4.10% 4.71%
As % of the Applications category 56.52% 61.11% 60.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 3 21
Lancashire median daily rate £410 £190 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +115.79% -24.00% -21.88%
10th Percentile £316 £164 £94
90th Percentile £494 £322 £400
North West median daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +8.33% -7.69% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 19
Lancashire median hourly rate £26.00 £38.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.90% +93.75% -6.78%
10th Percentile £11.90 £11.05 £12.60
90th Percentile £82.80 £43.40 £29.10
North West median hourly rate £14.00 £16.18 £20.00
% change year-on-year -13.47% -19.10% +42.86%

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 69 36 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 10.28% 6.70% 7.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 11 28
Lancashire median daily rate £395 £250 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +58.00% +5.26% -24.66%
10th Percentile £200 £170 £102
90th Percentile £538 £438 £400
North West median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +4.62% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 26
Lancashire median hourly rate £22.65 £38.75 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.55% +89.02% -4.45%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.11 £11.63
90th Percentile £62.25 £45.60 £41.25
North West median hourly rate £14.25 £17.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year -17.39% -1.43% +20.69%

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 18 July 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 18 July 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 18 July 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
Blackpool -21 12 £430 +22.86%
Chorley - 8 £343 - 1
Preston +12 7 £315 -
Blackburn +5 3 - -
Ormskirk - 2 - - 1
Newton-le-Willows - 1 - -
Microsoft Office
North West

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 21 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 13 (33.33%) ServiceNow
3 11 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (28.21%) SQL
4 10 (25.64%) ITIL
4 10 (25.64%) DevOps
5 9 (23.08%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Project
7 7 (17.95%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (17.95%) Windows
7 7 (17.95%) LAN
7 7 (17.95%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Excel
8 6 (15.38%) Oracle
9 5 (12.82%) CheckPoint
9 5 (12.82%) Project Management
9 5 (12.82%) Management Information System
9 5 (12.82%) Windows 7
10 4 (10.26%) Data Management
10 4 (10.26%) Change Management
10 4 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (7.69%) Active Directory
11 3 (7.69%) MS Visio
11 3 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (7.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 3 (7.69%) Degree
11 3 (7.69%) Analytics
11 3 (7.69%) Decision-Making
12 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
12 2 (5.13%) Local Government

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 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (2.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (7.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (7.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.95%) LAN
2 2 (5.13%) DMZ
2 2 (5.13%) Firewall
3 1 (2.56%) VLAN
3 1 (2.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (5.13%) PowerPivot
1 2 (5.13%) RDBMS
1 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Power View
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.56%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (2.56%) Rational Statemate
1 1 (2.56%) Subversion
1 1 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (5.13%) Legal
1 2 (5.13%) Local Government
2 1 (2.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (20.51%) Project Manager
2 7 (17.95%) Analyst
3 5 (12.82%) Infrastructure Manager
3 5 (12.82%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 5 (12.82%) Service Manager
3 5 (12.82%) Service Transition Manager
3 5 (12.82%) Transition Manager
4 4 (10.26%) Business Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) Change Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Service Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Support Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Desktop Manager
6 1 (2.56%) ITIL Service Manager
6 1 (2.56%) Planning Manager
6 1 (2.56%) Project Controller
6 1 (2.56%) Senior Integration Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.13%) Analytical Mindset
2 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.13%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.13%) Virtual Team
3 1 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.95%) Windows
2 5 (12.82%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.13%) Unix
3 2 (5.13%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.56%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (25.64%) DevOps
2 10 (25.64%) ITIL
3 7 (17.95%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (17.95%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (12.82%) Project Management
5 4 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (10.26%) Change Management
5 4 (10.26%) Data Management
6 3 (7.69%) Analytics
6 3 (7.69%) Decision-Making
6 3 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (5.13%) Business Transformation
7 2 (5.13%) Complex ETL
7 2 (5.13%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (5.13%) Data Analytics
7 2 (5.13%) ETL
7 2 (5.13%) Information Governance
7 2 (5.13%) Migration
7 2 (5.13%) PLM
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.21%) SQL
2 1 (2.56%) Ada
2 1 (2.56%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (23.08%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (7.69%) Degree
3 2 (5.13%) HNC
3 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.56%) HND
4 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (5.13%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 21 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 13 (33.33%) ServiceNow
3 6 (15.38%) Oracle
4 5 (12.82%) CheckPoint
5 2 (5.13%) Tableau
5 2 (5.13%) VMware
6 1 (2.56%) CA
6 1 (2.56%) WatchGuard