Period
to 25 June 2019

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 6 months to 25 June 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 > Manchester
6 months to
25 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 74 85 50
Rank change year-on-year +11 -35 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 64 73 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.32% 2.35% 3.27%
As % of the Applications category 35.96% 37.44% 37.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 35 36
Manchester median daily rate £288 £210 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.90% -2.33% -33.85%
10th Percentile £106 £105 £100
90th Percentile £438 £411 £538
North West median daily rate £220 £325 £276
% change year-on-year -32.31% +17.65% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 11
Manchester median hourly rate £16.75 £13.54 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.75% +0.26% +8.00%
10th Percentile £13.26 £11.38 £10.50
90th Percentile £23.63 £32.50 £21.00
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +20.69% -9.38% -8.57%

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 Manchester with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 178 195 237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 6.46% 6.29% 8.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 98 116
Manchester median daily rate £350 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -14.29%
10th Percentile £157 £135 £109
90th Percentile £503 £475 £488
North West median daily rate £348 £341 £306
% change year-on-year +1.83% +11.43% -5.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 23 23
Manchester median hourly rate £16.75 £13.60 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.21% -30.28% +44.44%
10th Percentile £13.50 £11.66 £10.62
90th Percentile £23.50 £24.30 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £21.75 £14.50 £16.18
% change year-on-year +50.00% -10.38% -7.54%

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Microsoft Office as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

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 6 months to 25 June 2019.

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
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 6 months to 25 June 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
Salford +15 8 £102 -53.10% 3
Rochdale -3 6 £123 -
Bolton -1 2 - -
Stockport +4 1 £375 -4.76%
Microsoft Office
North West

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 45 (70.31%) Microsoft
2 29 (45.31%) Windows
3 20 (31.25%) Active Directory
4 19 (29.69%) Microsoft Excel
5 14 (21.88%) Citrix
5 14 (21.88%) Finance
5 14 (21.88%) Windows 7
6 13 (20.31%) Office 365
7 11 (17.19%) Windows 10
8 10 (15.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 10 (15.63%) MS Exchange
9 9 (14.06%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (12.50%) MS Visio
10 8 (12.50%) SCCM
11 7 (10.94%) Android
11 7 (10.94%) JIRA
11 7 (10.94%) SharePoint
11 7 (10.94%) Project Management
11 7 (10.94%) Migration
12 6 (9.38%) Workflow
12 6 (9.38%) Telecoms
12 6 (9.38%) Degree
12 6 (9.38%) Skype
12 6 (9.38%) iManage
12 6 (9.38%) Apple iOS
12 6 (9.38%) Skype for Business
12 6 (9.38%) Self-Motivation
13 5 (7.81%) Problem-Solving
13 5 (7.81%) Windows Phone
13 5 (7.81%) PaperCut

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 10 (15.63%) MS Exchange
2 7 (10.94%) SharePoint
3 6 (9.38%) Skype for Business
4 3 (4.69%) Confluence
5 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.56%) IIS
6 1 (1.56%) MS Project Server
6 1 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 19 (29.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (15.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (12.50%) MS Visio
4 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (4.69%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (3.13%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (3.13%) InDesign
6 1 (1.56%) Acrobat
6 1 (1.56%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (6.25%) Eikon
2 1 (1.56%) HFM
2 1 (1.56%) Primavera
2 1 (1.56%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 13 (20.31%) Office 365
2 5 (7.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (4.69%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (3.13%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (3.13%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (3.13%) Serverless
6 1 (1.56%) IaaS
6 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Flow
6 1 (1.56%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.56%) PaaS
6 1 (1.56%) Power Platform
6 1 (1.56%) PowerApps
6 1 (1.56%) ShareGate
6 1 (1.56%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.38%) Skype
2 3 (4.69%) Internet
2 3 (4.69%) VPN
3 2 (3.13%) DHCP
3 2 (3.13%) DNS
3 2 (3.13%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.56%) ADSL
4 1 (1.56%) Broadband
4 1 (1.56%) Firewall
4 1 (1.56%) FTP
4 1 (1.56%) Intranet
4 1 (1.56%) LAN
4 1 (1.56%) MPLS
4 1 (1.56%) Network Security
4 1 (1.56%) PBX
4 1 (1.56%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (1.56%) VLAN
4 1 (1.56%) VoIP
4 1 (1.56%) WAN
4 1 (1.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (3.13%) IDOL
3 1 (1.56%) Essbase
3 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (1.56%) OLAP
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle Smart View
3 1 (1.56%) Power BI
3 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (10.94%) JIRA
2 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.56%) Zephyr
General
1 14 (21.88%) Finance
2 6 (9.38%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.25%) Financial Institution
3 4 (6.25%) Front Office
3 4 (6.25%) Mandarin Language
4 3 (4.69%) Retail
5 2 (3.13%) Publishing
6 1 (1.56%) Advertising
6 1 (1.56%) Banking
6 1 (1.56%) Games
6 1 (1.56%) Law
6 1 (1.56%) Legal
6 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (21.88%) Analyst
2 6 (9.38%) Coordinator
2 6 (9.38%) Project Coordinator
2 6 (9.38%) Support Analyst
3 4 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
3 4 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (6.25%) Business Analyst
3 4 (6.25%) Developer
3 4 (6.25%) Project Manager
3 4 (6.25%) Rollout Engineer
3 4 (6.25%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
4 3 (4.69%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (4.69%) Desktop Support
4 3 (4.69%) IT Engineer
4 3 (4.69%) Support Engineer
5 2 (3.13%) Administrator
5 2 (3.13%) Artworker
5 2 (3.13%) IT Support
5 2 (3.13%) Service Analyst
5 2 (3.13%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.13%) AngularJS
1 2 (3.13%) COM
1 2 (3.13%) LAMP
1 2 (3.13%) Node.js
2 1 (1.56%) CSS
2 1 (1.56%) HTML
2 1 (1.56%) jQuery
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (1.56%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.56%) Web Services
2 1 (1.56%) WF
2 1 (1.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.38%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (7.81%) Driving Licence
3 4 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.25%) Blackberry
3 4 (6.25%) Equities
3 4 (6.25%) Fixed Income
3 4 (6.25%) Hedge funds
4 3 (4.69%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.56%) BYOD
5 1 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.56%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.56%) iPad
5 1 (1.56%) Life Science
5 1 (1.56%) NHS
5 1 (1.56%) PMI
5 1 (1.56%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 29 (45.31%) Windows
2 14 (21.88%) Windows 7
3 11 (17.19%) Windows 10
4 7 (10.94%) Android
5 6 (9.38%) Apple iOS
6 5 (7.81%) Windows Phone
7 2 (3.13%) Windows Server
8 1 (1.56%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.56%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (14.06%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (10.94%) Migration
2 7 (10.94%) Project Management
3 6 (9.38%) Workflow
4 5 (7.81%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (7.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (6.25%) Asset Management
5 4 (6.25%) Document Management
5 4 (6.25%) E-Commerce
5 4 (6.25%) ITIL
5 4 (6.25%) PRINCE2
5 4 (6.25%) Use Case
5 4 (6.25%) Waterfall
6 3 (4.69%) BDD
6 3 (4.69%) Domain Models
6 3 (4.69%) Epics
6 3 (4.69%) Kanban
6 3 (4.69%) TDD
6 3 (4.69%) Test Scripting
6 3 (4.69%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.25%) SQL
2 2 (3.13%) Go
2 2 (3.13%) Python
3 1 (1.56%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (9.38%) Degree
2 2 (3.13%) PMI Certification
2 2 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.56%) A+ Certification
3 1 (1.56%) APMP
3 1 (1.56%) CompTIA Security+
3 1 (1.56%) ECDL
3 1 (1.56%) HPE ATP
3 1 (1.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.56%) MCP
3 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.56%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (1.56%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.25%) SLA
2 2 (3.13%) PMO
3 1 (1.56%) IFRS
3 1 (1.56%) QA
System Software
1 20 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.56%) BitLocker
2 1 (1.56%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.56%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.56%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 8 (12.50%) SCCM
2 5 (7.81%) AirWatch
2 5 (7.81%) PaperCut
3 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.56%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 45 (70.31%) Microsoft
2 14 (21.88%) Citrix
3 6 (9.38%) iManage
4 4 (6.25%) Bloomberg
4 4 (6.25%) CQG
4 4 (6.25%) FactSet
4 4 (6.25%) Fidessa
4 4 (6.25%) Reuters
4 4 (6.25%) SAP
5 2 (3.13%) Adobe
5 2 (3.13%) Apple
5 2 (3.13%) Cisco
5 2 (3.13%) hybris
5 2 (3.13%) Ivanti
6 1 (1.56%) Avaya
6 1 (1.56%) BT
6 1 (1.56%) Hyperion
6 1 (1.56%) Openreach
6 1 (1.56%) Sophos
6 1 (1.56%) VMware