Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 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
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 36 49
Rank change year-on-year -8 +13 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 27 13 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 3.95% 2.90% 2.66%
As % of the Applications category 45.00% 54.17% 38.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 10
Lancashire median daily rate £329 £250 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.50% +108.33% -61.29%
10th Percentile £245 £168 £93
90th Percentile £438 £440 £236
North West median daily rate £300 £350 £300
% change year-on-year -14.29% +16.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 6
Lancashire median hourly rate £22.65 £31.94 £40.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.07% -21.63% +19.85%
10th Percentile £12.00 £14.94 £23.75
90th Percentile £44.00 £42.81 £61.04
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +34.62% -25.71% +25.00%

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 60 24 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 8.77% 5.35% 6.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 17 18
Lancashire median daily rate £375 £375 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +57.89% -30.40%
10th Percentile £199 £176 £93
90th Percentile £454 £443 £379
North West median daily rate £335 £335 £328
% change year-on-year - +2.29% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 6 15
Lancashire median hourly rate £22.65 £40.63 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.25% +62.50% -27.54%
10th Percentile £12.00 £17.85 £9.19
90th Percentile £44.60 £43.88 £48.80
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -12.50% -8.57%

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 13 November 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 13 November 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 13 November 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
Chorley - 10 £366 - 1
Preston +9 6 £133 -
Ormskirk - 3 - -
Blackburn - 2 - - 2
Lytham St Annes -1 1 - -
Microsoft Office
North West

For the 6 months to 13 November 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 20 (74.07%) Microsoft
2 11 (40.74%) Project Management
2 11 (40.74%) Microsoft Project
3 10 (37.04%) SQL
4 9 (33.33%) LAN
5 8 (29.63%) Oracle
6 7 (25.93%) Windows
7 5 (18.52%) Finance
7 5 (18.52%) Data Protection
7 5 (18.52%) Windows 7
7 5 (18.52%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
8 4 (14.81%) Degree
8 4 (14.81%) Management Information System
8 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Excel
9 3 (11.11%) PRINCE2
9 3 (11.11%) Active Directory
9 3 (11.11%) Legal
9 3 (11.11%) Data Management
9 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
9 3 (11.11%) Computer Science
9 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (7.41%) Data-Driven Decision Making
10 2 (7.41%) Service Design
10 2 (7.41%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (7.41%) Virtual Team
10 2 (7.41%) Analytical Mindset
10 2 (7.41%) Decision-Making
10 2 (7.41%) Coaching
10 2 (7.41%) QA

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 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (40.74%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (7.41%) MS Visio
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.70%) Primavera
1 1 (3.70%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 9 (33.33%) LAN
2 2 (7.41%) DMZ
2 2 (7.41%) Firewall
3 1 (3.70%) PBX
3 1 (3.70%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (3.70%) WAN
General
1 5 (18.52%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Legal
3 2 (7.41%) Local Government
4 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.70%) Marketing
4 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Project Manager
2 5 (18.52%) Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Infrastructure Manager
2 5 (18.52%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 4 (14.81%) Junior
3 4 (14.81%) Junior Project Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Business Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Junior Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Service Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) CRM Trainer
5 1 (3.70%) Data Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Human Factors Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) IT Manager
5 1 (3.70%) IT Project Leader
5 1 (3.70%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Junior IT Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Project Leader
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (3.70%) SysML Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) LDAP
2 1 (3.70%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Management Information System
2 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.41%) Analytical Mindset
3 2 (7.41%) Virtual Team
4 1 (3.70%) iPad
4 1 (3.70%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.93%) Windows
2 5 (18.52%) Windows 7
3 2 (7.41%) Unix
4 1 (3.70%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Phone
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Project Management
2 5 (18.52%) Data Protection
2 5 (18.52%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (11.11%) Data Management
3 3 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 2 (7.41%) Analytics
4 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (7.41%) Business Transformation
4 2 (7.41%) Coaching
4 2 (7.41%) CRM
4 2 (7.41%) Data Analysis
4 2 (7.41%) Data Analytics
4 2 (7.41%) Data Extraction
4 2 (7.41%) Data-Driven Decision Making
4 2 (7.41%) Decision-Making
4 2 (7.41%) Mathematics
4 2 (7.41%) Service Design
4 2 (7.41%) Visualisation
5 1 (3.70%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
5 1 (3.70%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 10 (37.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Degree
1 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) APMP
3 1 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.70%) HNC
3 1 (3.70%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (7.41%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (3.70%) Terminal Services
3 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (3.70%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 20 (74.07%) Microsoft
2 8 (29.63%) Oracle
3 2 (7.41%) VMware
4 1 (3.70%) Avaya
4 1 (3.70%) Nortel
4 1 (3.70%) Salesforce.com