The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Liverpool with a requirement for MS Office skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office
Merseyside / Liverpool
Rank 29 34 15
Rank change year-on-year +5 -19  
Contract jobs citing MS Office 5 3 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 1.93% 1.20% 6.90%
As % of the Applications category 25.00% 21.43% 69.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
Median daily rate £480 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.94% +30.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £425 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £425 £365
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £288 £275
% change year-on-year +4.16% +4.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 7
Median hourly rate - £12.04 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -7.38%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £13.10
% change year-on-year -12.90% +18.34%  

MS 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 Liverpool with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Liverpool
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 20 14 23
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 7.72% 5.62% 9.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 8
Median daily rate £465 £400 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.25% +60.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £373
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +1.51% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 7
Median hourly rate £13.55 £11.54 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.37% -11.23%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £14.85
% change year-on-year -9.09% +11.11%  

MS Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Liverpool

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

Job vacancy trend for MS Office in Liverpool

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MS Office in Liverpool.

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Office in Liverpool

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Liverpool

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Office in Liverpool over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Office in Liverpool

MS Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Office in Liverpool.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Office in Liverpool

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS 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 Liverpool region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 5 (45.45%) MS Project
1 5 (45.45%) PRINCE2
1 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
1 5 (45.45%) Project Management
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) PMO
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
3 2 (18.18%) Programme Governance
3 2 (18.18%) QA
3 2 (18.18%) OPENContractor
3 2 (18.18%) CRM
3 2 (18.18%) MS Visio
3 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
3 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
3 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (18.18%) Civica
3 2 (18.18%) Capita
3 2 (18.18%) QlikView
4 1 (9.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
4 1 (9.09%) SCCM
4 1 (9.09%) Time Management
4 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
4 1 (9.09%) Spreadsheet

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool 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 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
1 5 (45.45%) MS Project
2 2 (18.18%) MS Visio
3 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (9.09%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) OPENContractor
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (9.09%) DHCP
1 1 (9.09%) DNS
1 1 (9.09%) Firewall
1 1 (9.09%) LAN
1 1 (9.09%) VLAN
1 1 (9.09%) VPN
1 1 (9.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (18.18%) QlikView
3 1 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (9.09%) Data Mining
3 1 (9.09%) EDMS
3 1 (9.09%) EDRMS
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Project Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Agile Project Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Applications Support
2 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Business Process Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Business Systems Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Delivery Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) ERP Support
3 1 (9.09%) Information Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Process Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Transformation Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (9.09%) Smart Meter
2 1 (9.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
1 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (9.09%) Solaris
1 1 (9.09%) Unix
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
1 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) PRINCE2
1 5 (45.45%) Project Management
2 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (18.18%) CRM
3 2 (18.18%) Programme Governance
4 1 (9.09%) Budgeting and Forecasting
4 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
4 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (9.09%) ERP
4 1 (9.09%) Information Management
4 1 (9.09%) IT Strategy
4 1 (9.09%) Logistics
4 1 (9.09%) Open Source
4 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (9.09%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
4 1 (9.09%) Time Management
4 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) PMO
2 2 (18.18%) QA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 1 (9.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 1 (9.09%) ISA Server
1 1 (9.09%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Nagios
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Capita
2 2 (18.18%) Civica
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix
3 1 (9.09%) Cognos
3 1 (9.09%) F5
3 1 (9.09%) NetApp
3 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
3 1 (9.09%) SolarWinds
3 1 (9.09%) Sourcefire