The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 27 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.

Microsoft Office
North West / Manchester
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 54 43
Rank change year-on-year -5 -11  
Contract jobs citing MS Office 33 53 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.52% 2.95% 3.77%
As % of the Applications category 21.85% 32.52% 29.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 21 36
Median daily rate £319 £275 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.09% +22.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £104 £110 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £289 £275
% change year-on-year +3.80% +5.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 11
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +8.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.20 £9.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £17.50 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.88 £13.10
% change year-on-year -14.96% +21.20%  

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 Manchester with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 151 163 211
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 11.52% 9.08% 12.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 91 106
Median daily rate £325 £363 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.34% +16.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £153 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +2.27% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 20
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +52.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +13.79%  

MS Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Office in Manchester

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Office in Manchester over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Office in Manchester

MS Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Office in Manchester

MS Office
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
Bolton - 2 £339 -
Stockport - 2 £475 - 3
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 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 Manchester region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 41 (61.19%) Microsoft
2 32 (47.76%) Windows
3 21 (31.34%) MS Excel
4 19 (28.36%) Windows 7
5 18 (26.87%) Active Directory
6 16 (23.88%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (22.39%) ITIL
8 14 (20.90%) Finance
9 10 (14.93%) Office 365
10 9 (13.43%) Windows Server
11 8 (11.94%) Windows XP
12 7 (10.45%) Lotus
12 7 (10.45%) IBM Notes
12 7 (10.45%) SQL
12 7 (10.45%) Management Information System
12 7 (10.45%) Migration
12 7 (10.45%) Windows 10
13 6 (8.96%) Legal
13 6 (8.96%) Data Analysis
13 6 (8.96%) SharePoint
13 6 (8.96%) MS Exchange
13 6 (8.96%) Citrix
14 5 (7.46%) HP
14 5 (7.46%) SAN
14 5 (7.46%) Project Management
14 5 (7.46%) Change Management
14 5 (7.46%) MS PowerPoint
14 5 (7.46%) SCCM
14 5 (7.46%) Problem Management
14 5 (7.46%) Windows 8

MS Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 7 (10.45%) IBM Notes
2 6 (8.96%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.96%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.49%) Confluence
4 1 (1.49%) IIS
4 1 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.49%) SharePoint Foundation
4 1 (1.49%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.49%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 21 (31.34%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.46%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.99%) MS Project
4 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (4.48%) Visualfiles
3 1 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.49%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.93%) Office 365
2 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.46%) SAN
2 4 (5.97%) NAS
3 3 (4.48%) Extranet
3 3 (4.48%) LAN
4 2 (2.99%) 3G
4 2 (2.99%) DNS
4 2 (2.99%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (2.99%) Unified Communications
4 2 (2.99%) VoIP
4 2 (2.99%) VPN
4 2 (2.99%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.49%) 4G
5 1 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.49%) Firewall
5 1 (1.49%) Intranet
5 1 (1.49%) IP Telephony
5 1 (1.49%) Network Security
5 1 (1.49%) Skype
5 1 (1.49%) WebEx
5 1 (1.49%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.97%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.49%) MS Access
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.49%) JIRA
1 1 (1.49%) Selenium
General
1 14 (20.90%) Finance
2 6 (8.96%) Legal
3 4 (5.97%) Law
4 3 (4.48%) Banking
5 2 (2.99%) Electronics
6 1 (1.49%) Games
6 1 (1.49%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (26.87%) Analyst
2 10 (14.93%) 2nd Line Support
3 9 (13.43%) Support Engineer
4 8 (11.94%) Desktop Support
5 6 (8.96%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 6 (8.96%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 6 (8.96%) IT Support
6 5 (7.46%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 5 (7.46%) Consultant
6 5 (7.46%) Service Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) Desktop Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) IT Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) IT Support Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Service Desk Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Support Analyst
8 3 (4.48%) Administrator
8 3 (4.48%) IT Trainer
8 3 (4.48%) Principal Consultant
8 3 (4.48%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.99%) .NET
1 2 (2.99%) XML
2 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (1.49%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (23.88%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.45%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.48%) Blackberry
3 3 (4.48%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.48%) Driving Licence
3 3 (4.48%) Fintech
4 2 (2.99%) Handset
4 2 (2.99%) IVR
5 1 (1.49%) CMDB
5 1 (1.49%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.49%) iPhone
5 1 (1.49%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.49%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 32 (47.76%) Windows
2 19 (28.36%) Windows 7
3 9 (13.43%) Windows Server
4 8 (11.94%) Windows XP
5 7 (10.45%) Windows 10
6 5 (7.46%) Windows 8
6 5 (7.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (5.97%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (4.48%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.49%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (22.39%) ITIL
2 7 (10.45%) Migration
3 6 (8.96%) Data Analysis
4 5 (7.46%) Change Management
4 5 (7.46%) Problem Management
4 5 (7.46%) Project Management
5 4 (5.97%) Business Process Modelling
5 4 (5.97%) Data Modelling
5 4 (5.97%) Financial Analysis
5 4 (5.97%) Time Management
5 4 (5.97%) WFM
6 3 (4.48%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (4.48%) CRM
6 3 (4.48%) Document Management
6 3 (4.48%) Incident Management
6 3 (4.48%) Mentoring
6 3 (4.48%) PRINCE2
6 3 (4.48%) Service Management
6 3 (4.48%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (4.48%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.45%) SQL
2 1 (1.49%) ANSI SQL
2 1 (1.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (5.97%) Degree
1 4 (5.97%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.99%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.49%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.49%) MCPD
3 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.99%) PMO
1 2 (2.99%) SLA
2 1 (1.49%) Actionable Recommendations
2 1 (1.49%) QA
System Software
1 18 (26.87%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.49%) BitLocker
3 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (1.49%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.49%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (1.49%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (7.46%) SCCM
2 2 (2.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 41 (61.19%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.45%) Lotus
3 6 (8.96%) Citrix
4 5 (7.46%) HP
5 4 (5.97%) Cisco
5 4 (5.97%) Webroot
6 3 (4.48%) Oracle
6 3 (4.48%) VMware
7 2 (2.99%) Dell
7 2 (2.99%) iManage
7 2 (2.99%) Remedy
7 2 (2.99%) SAP
7 2 (2.99%) Verint
8 1 (1.49%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.49%) BMC
8 1 (1.49%) Motorola
8 1 (1.49%) Samsung
8 1 (1.49%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.49%) Sophos
8 1 (1.49%) WorldPay
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Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago