The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 3 months to 23 June 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 47 29
Rank change year-on-year +9 -18  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 53 56 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.81% 3.08% 5.36%
As % of the Applications category 49.07% 41.18% 46.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 30 38
Median daily rate £205 £325 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -36.92% +23.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £146 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £700 £354
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £285 £288
% change year-on-year +5.26% -0.86%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 14
Median hourly rate £13.13 £10.89 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.57% -14.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.11 £9.18 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.45 £26.75 £18.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.78 £16.50 £13.60
% change year-on-year -16.51% +21.36%  

Microsoft 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 108 136 174
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 7.76% 7.48% 11.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 75 95
Median daily rate £325 £325 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £148 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year +3.84% +1.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 15
Median hourly rate £16.00 £9.27 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.59% -28.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.09 £9.18 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £23.90 £18.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.64 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -5.21% +13.79%  

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in Manchester

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in Manchester

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Manchester over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in Manchester

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in Manchester

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Manchester over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Office in Manchester

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Office within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 23 June 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 - -
Oldham - 2 £140 -
Stockport - 2 - - 1
Salford +6 1 - -
Microsoft Office
North West

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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 Microsoft Office.

1 55 (63.22%) Microsoft
2 44 (50.57%) Windows
3 31 (35.63%) Windows 7
4 28 (32.18%) Active Directory
5 24 (27.59%) Office 365
6 20 (22.99%) Finance
7 19 (21.84%) ITIL
8 18 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
9 16 (18.39%) Blackberry
10 15 (17.24%) MS Exchange
10 15 (17.24%) Windows 10
10 15 (17.24%) SCCM
11 14 (16.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 12 (13.79%) Citrix
12 12 (13.79%) Microsoft Excel
12 12 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2010
13 11 (12.64%) VMware
14 10 (11.49%) Change Management
14 10 (11.49%) Management Information System
14 10 (11.49%) Project Management
14 10 (11.49%) Data Analysis
15 9 (10.34%) Incident Management
15 9 (10.34%) Security Cleared
15 9 (10.34%) Windows Server
16 8 (9.20%) Business Process Modelling
16 8 (9.20%) Windows XP
16 8 (9.20%) Data Modelling
16 8 (9.20%) VoIP
16 8 (9.20%) Financial Analysis
16 8 (9.20%) Remote Desktop

Microsoft 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 15 (17.24%) MS Exchange
2 14 (16.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 12 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (8.05%) IBM Notes
5 6 (6.90%) SharePoint
5 6 (6.90%) Skype for Business
6 2 (2.30%) CMS
7 1 (1.15%) Confluence
7 1 (1.15%) IBM Domino
7 1 (1.15%) IIS
7 1 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.15%) SharePoint Foundation
7 1 (1.15%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 12 (13.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (8.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (6.90%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (4.60%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (4.60%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.15%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 24 (27.59%) Office 365
2 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.20%) Remote Desktop
1 8 (9.20%) VoIP
2 7 (8.05%) Unified Communications
3 6 (6.90%) DHCP
3 6 (6.90%) DNS
3 6 (6.90%) Skype
4 5 (5.75%) Internet
4 5 (5.75%) LAN
4 5 (5.75%) VPN
5 3 (3.45%) Extranet
5 3 (3.45%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (2.30%) NAS
6 2 (2.30%) PPTP
6 2 (2.30%) WAN
7 1 (1.15%) Broadband
7 1 (1.15%) DOCSIS
7 1 (1.15%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.15%) MS Access
1 1 (1.15%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.30%) JIRA
General
1 20 (22.99%) Finance
2 4 (4.60%) Banking
2 4 (4.60%) Legal
3 3 (3.45%) Law
3 3 (3.45%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.30%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.15%) Electronics
5 1 (1.15%) Games
5 1 (1.15%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.15%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 20 (22.99%) Analyst
2 14 (16.09%) 2nd Line Support
3 12 (13.79%) Desktop Support
4 10 (11.49%) Support Engineer
5 9 (10.34%) Administrator
5 9 (10.34%) IT Support
5 9 (10.34%) Support Analyst
6 6 (6.90%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 6 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (6.90%) Consultant
7 5 (5.75%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 5 (5.75%) Project Manager
7 5 (5.75%) Service Analyst
8 4 (4.60%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (4.60%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 4 (4.60%) Desktop Analyst
8 4 (4.60%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 4 (4.60%) IT Support Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (4.60%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.15%) .NET
1 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.15%) Web Services
1 1 (1.15%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (18.39%) Blackberry
3 10 (11.49%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.45%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.45%) Fintech
4 3 (3.45%) iPhone
4 3 (3.45%) RSA SecurID
4 3 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.30%) Handset
5 2 (2.30%) IVR
5 2 (2.30%) Replication
5 2 (2.30%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.15%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.15%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.15%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.15%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.15%) Online Banking
6 1 (1.15%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 44 (50.57%) Windows
2 31 (35.63%) Windows 7
3 15 (17.24%) Windows 10
4 9 (10.34%) Windows Server
5 8 (9.20%) Windows XP
6 7 (8.05%) Windows 8
7 6 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (5.75%) Apple iOS
9 3 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (2.30%) Unix
11 1 (1.15%) AIX
11 1 (1.15%) Android
11 1 (1.15%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (21.84%) ITIL
2 10 (11.49%) Change Management
2 10 (11.49%) Data Analysis
2 10 (11.49%) Project Management
3 9 (10.34%) Incident Management
4 8 (9.20%) Business Process Modelling
4 8 (9.20%) Data Modelling
4 8 (9.20%) Financial Analysis
4 8 (9.20%) WFM
5 7 (8.05%) Migration
6 6 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (6.90%) PRINCE2
7 5 (5.75%) Service Management
8 4 (4.60%) Problem Management
9 3 (3.45%) Document Management
9 3 (3.45%) IT Strategy
9 3 (3.45%) Knowledge Management
9 3 (3.45%) Mentoring
9 3 (3.45%) Waterfall
9 3 (3.45%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.90%) SQL
2 2 (2.30%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 8 (9.20%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (5.75%) Degree
4 5 (5.75%) MCSA
5 3 (3.45%) ACSP
5 3 (3.45%) HP AIS
5 3 (3.45%) Network+ Certification
5 3 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (2.30%) MCP
6 2 (2.30%) MCSE
7 1 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.15%) MCPD
7 1 (1.15%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.15%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.15%) Actionable Recommendations
1 1 (1.15%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (32.18%) Active Directory
2 8 (9.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.60%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (3.45%) vSphere
5 2 (2.30%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.30%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.15%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 15 (17.24%) SCCM
2 4 (4.60%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (2.30%) WMI
4 1 (1.15%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 55 (63.22%) Microsoft
2 12 (13.79%) Citrix
3 11 (12.64%) VMware
4 7 (8.05%) HP
4 7 (8.05%) Lotus
5 5 (5.75%) Apple
6 4 (4.60%) Proofpoint
6 4 (4.60%) Symantec
7 3 (3.45%) Adobe
7 3 (3.45%) ServiceNow
8 2 (2.30%) Avaya
8 2 (2.30%) Cisco
8 2 (2.30%) Dell
8 2 (2.30%) IBM
8 2 (2.30%) iManage
8 2 (2.30%) SAP
8 2 (2.30%) SonicWALL
8 2 (2.30%) Synology
8 2 (2.30%) Veeam
8 2 (2.30%) Verint
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