Period
to 23 February 2019

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 February 2019 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 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 42 37 49
Rank change year-on-year -5 +12 -13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 33 19 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 4.47% 4.20% 2.58%
As % of the Applications category 43.42% 54.29% 32.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 1
Lancashire median daily rate £325 £300 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +100.00% -42.86%
10th Percentile £145 £188 £145
90th Percentile £466 £381 £155
North West median daily rate £250 £300 £295
% change year-on-year -16.67% +1.69% +7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 11
Lancashire median hourly rate £41.75 £38.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.74% -3.13% +100.00%
10th Percentile £14.70 £22.98 £10.50
90th Percentile £45.40 £67.03 £45.50
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £14.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +20.86% -9.50% -5.49%

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 76 35 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 10.30% 7.74% 7.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 15 15
Lancashire median daily rate £369 £375 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.67% +36.36% -1.79%
10th Percentile £172 £200 £250
90th Percentile £521 £436 £383
North West median daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year -3.85% - +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 12 17
Lancashire median hourly rate £41.50 £30.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.07% -21.29% +42.25%
10th Percentile £14.00 £17.73 £10.30
90th Percentile £44.50 £66.50 £43.70
North West median hourly rate £18.84 £14.23 £16.00
% change year-on-year +32.38% -11.06% -13.51%

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 February 2019.

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 February 2019.

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 February 2019. 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 +1 17 £224 -28.75% 5
Chorley - 5 £343 -
Blackburn -10 3 £325 - 3
Burnley +2 2 - -
Morecambe +1 1 - -
Blackpool +1 1 £475 - 1
Lytham St Annes - 1 - -
Microsoft Office
North West

For the 6 months to 23 February 2019, 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 27 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 13 (39.39%) Project Management
3 10 (30.30%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (27.27%) Windows
4 9 (27.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (24.24%) Degree
5 8 (24.24%) SQL
5 8 (24.24%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (24.24%) Active Directory
6 7 (21.21%) LAN
6 7 (21.21%) Oracle
6 7 (21.21%) Finance
7 6 (18.18%) ITIL
7 6 (18.18%) PMO
8 5 (15.15%) Windows 8
8 5 (15.15%) PRINCE2
9 4 (12.12%) Management Information System
9 4 (12.12%) UML
9 4 (12.12%) Line Management
9 4 (12.12%) Windows Server
10 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (9.09%) Windows 10
10 3 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
10 3 (9.09%) C
10 3 (9.09%) C++
10 3 (9.09%) VoIP
10 3 (9.09%) SLA
10 3 (9.09%) MS Exchange

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 3 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (30.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (27.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (24.24%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.03%) Primavera
1 1 (3.03%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.21%) LAN
2 3 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 3 (9.09%) VoIP
3 2 (6.06%) DHCP
3 2 (6.06%) DNS
4 1 (3.03%) PBX
4 1 (3.03%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (3.03%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) PVCS
1 2 (6.06%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (3.03%) ClearCase
2 1 (3.03%) Rational Statemate
General
1 7 (21.21%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Retail
3 1 (3.03%) Avionics
3 1 (3.03%) Billing
3 1 (3.03%) Legal
3 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Project Manager
2 7 (21.21%) Analyst
3 6 (18.18%) Junior
4 5 (15.15%) Service Analyst
4 5 (15.15%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) Junior Project Manager
6 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 2 (6.06%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 2 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (6.06%) DBA
7 2 (6.06%) Human Factors Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) IT Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Junior Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) PMO Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Senior Manager
7 2 (6.06%) Senior Project Manager
7 2 (6.06%) Software Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) CRM Trainer
8 1 (3.03%) SysML Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.06%) Replication
4 1 (3.03%) iPad
4 1 (3.03%) Smartphone
4 1 (3.03%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (27.27%) Windows
2 5 (15.15%) Windows 8
3 4 (12.12%) Windows Server
4 3 (9.09%) Android
4 3 (9.09%) Windows 10
4 3 (9.09%) Windows 7
5 2 (6.06%) Unix
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Phone
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (39.39%) Project Management
2 6 (18.18%) ITIL
3 5 (15.15%) PRINCE2
4 4 (12.12%) Line Management
4 4 (12.12%) UML
5 3 (9.09%) Change Management
5 3 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (9.09%) Data Protection
5 3 (9.09%) Migration
5 3 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (9.09%) Time Management
6 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.06%) Ergonomics
6 2 (6.06%) Human Factors
6 2 (6.06%) Programme Management
6 2 (6.06%) Quality Management
6 2 (6.06%) Risk Management
6 2 (6.06%) Software Engineering
6 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.06%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (24.24%) SQL
2 3 (9.09%) C
2 3 (9.09%) C++
3 2 (6.06%) Ada
3 2 (6.06%) AWK
3 2 (6.06%) Bash Shell
3 2 (6.06%) C#
3 2 (6.06%) Korn
3 2 (6.06%) sed
4 1 (3.03%) Java
4 1 (3.03%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (24.24%) Degree
2 3 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.06%) HND
4 1 (3.03%) APMP
4 1 (3.03%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (3.03%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.18%) PMO
2 3 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (9.09%) QA
2 3 (9.09%) SLA
3 1 (3.03%) MIL-STD-498
System Software
1 8 (24.24%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) Terminal Services
2 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 27 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 7 (21.21%) Oracle
3 3 (9.09%) Citrix
3 3 (9.09%) Sitecore
4 2 (6.06%) VMware
5 1 (3.03%) Avaya
5 1 (3.03%) Cisco
5 1 (3.03%) Nortel
5 1 (3.03%) Pega
5 1 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (3.03%) SAP
5 1 (3.03%) ServiceNow