Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 80 31
Rank change year-on-year +27 -49 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 89 78 173
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.03% 2.19% 4.58%
As % of the Applications category 44.06% 40.41% 46.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 36 87
Manchester median daily rate £375 £255 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +47.06% -21.54% +8.33%
10th Percentile £103 £96 £130
90th Percentile £500 £481 £455
North West median daily rate £350 £295 £300
% change year-on-year +18.64% -1.67% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 24
Manchester median hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.34% +20.83% -11.11%
10th Percentile £11.30 £11.25 £9.65
90th Percentile £95.38 £16.50 £15.53
North West median hourly rate £13.72 £16.75 £14.00
% change year-on-year -18.09% +19.64% -11.11%

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 202 193 371
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 6.88% 5.41% 9.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 103 212
Manchester median daily rate £343 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.14% +7.69% +4.84%
10th Percentile £114 £121 £141
90th Percentile £491 £488 £450
North West median daily rate £335 £335 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.08% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 16 32
Manchester median hourly rate £14.13 £14.05 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.55% +6.02% -5.36%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £21.90 £17.63 £19.50
North West median hourly rate £14.13 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -11.72% -8.57% +9.38%

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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Stockport - 12 £225 - 3
Bolton +1 3 £400 +45.45%
Rochdale - 3 - -
Salford +4 2 £100 - 1
Cheadle - 2 - -
Oldham -1 1 £105 -
Bury - 1 - -
Microsoft Office
North West

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 (61.80%) Microsoft
2 38 (42.70%) Windows
3 30 (33.71%) Active Directory
4 24 (26.97%) Windows 7
5 23 (25.84%) MS Exchange
6 22 (24.72%) ITIL
7 19 (21.35%) Finance
8 18 (20.22%) Office 365
9 17 (19.10%) SCCM
10 14 (15.73%) Change Management
10 14 (15.73%) Microsoft Excel
11 13 (14.61%) Blackberry
11 13 (14.61%) Incident Management
11 13 (14.61%) Exchange Server 2010
12 12 (13.48%) SharePoint
13 11 (12.36%) Project Management
13 11 (12.36%) Citrix
13 11 (12.36%) Microsoft Certification
13 11 (12.36%) VMware
14 10 (11.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 10 (11.24%) Windows 10
15 9 (10.11%) Windows Server
15 9 (10.11%) Workflow
15 9 (10.11%) Degree
16 8 (8.99%) Security Cleared
16 8 (8.99%) VMware Infrastructure
16 8 (8.99%) Windows Server 2012
16 8 (8.99%) Service Management
16 8 (8.99%) DHCP
16 8 (8.99%) DNS

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 23 (25.84%) MS Exchange
2 13 (14.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (13.48%) SharePoint
4 10 (11.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (6.74%) CMS
6 5 (5.62%) Skype for Business
7 3 (3.37%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (3.37%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (2.25%) IBM Notes
9 1 (1.12%) IBM Domino
9 1 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 14 (15.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (7.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 7 (7.87%) Microsoft Project
2 7 (7.87%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.25%) AutoCAD
3 2 (2.25%) Revit
4 1 (1.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.12%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 18 (20.22%) Office 365
2 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.99%) DHCP
1 8 (8.99%) DNS
2 7 (7.87%) Remote Desktop
2 7 (7.87%) VoIP
2 7 (7.87%) VPN
3 6 (6.74%) LAN
3 6 (6.74%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (5.62%) Skype
5 4 (4.49%) Internet
5 4 (4.49%) TCP/IP
5 4 (4.49%) Unified Communications
6 3 (3.37%) NAS
6 3 (3.37%) PPTP
7 2 (2.25%) 3G
7 2 (2.25%) 4G
7 2 (2.25%) ADSL
8 1 (1.12%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.74%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.37%) MS Access
3 1 (1.12%) DataStage
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (4.49%) JIRA
2 3 (3.37%) MorphX
3 2 (2.25%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.12%) Moq
General
1 19 (21.35%) Finance
2 7 (7.87%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.49%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.37%) General Ledger
4 3 (3.37%) Retail
5 2 (2.25%) Banking
5 2 (2.25%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.12%) Automotive
6 1 (1.12%) Electronics
6 1 (1.12%) Legal
6 1 (1.12%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (25.84%) Analyst
2 10 (11.24%) Desktop Support
3 8 (8.99%) Developer
4 7 (7.87%) Administrator
4 7 (7.87%) Service Analyst
4 7 (7.87%) Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (7.87%) Support Analyst
5 6 (6.74%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (6.74%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (6.74%) IT Support
6 5 (5.62%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 5 (5.62%) Data Analyst
7 4 (4.49%) Buyer
7 4 (4.49%) IT Buyer
7 4 (4.49%) IT Support Technician
7 4 (4.49%) IT Technician
7 4 (4.49%) ServiceNow Developer
7 4 (4.49%) Support Engineer
7 4 (4.49%) Support Technician
7 4 (4.49%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.37%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.61%) Blackberry
2 5 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.49%) HACMP
4 3 (3.37%) iPhone
4 3 (3.37%) Replication
4 3 (3.37%) RSA SecurID
4 3 (3.37%) Smartphone
4 3 (3.37%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.25%) CMDB
5 2 (2.25%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.25%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.25%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.12%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.12%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.12%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.12%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.12%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (1.12%) Pricing Data
Operating Systems
1 38 (42.70%) Windows
2 24 (26.97%) Windows 7
3 10 (11.24%) Windows 10
4 9 (10.11%) Windows Server
5 8 (8.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (7.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (4.49%) AIX
7 4 (4.49%) Apple iOS
8 3 (3.37%) Android
8 3 (3.37%) Unix
9 2 (2.25%) Mac OS X
9 2 (2.25%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.25%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (24.72%) ITIL
2 14 (15.73%) Change Management
3 13 (14.61%) Incident Management
4 11 (12.36%) Project Management
5 9 (10.11%) Workflow
6 8 (8.99%) Service Management
7 7 (7.87%) PRINCE2
8 6 (6.74%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (6.74%) Break/Fix
9 5 (5.62%) IT Strategy
9 5 (5.62%) Knowledge Management
9 5 (5.62%) Migration
10 4 (4.49%) Configuration Management
10 4 (4.49%) Contract Management
10 4 (4.49%) ITSM
10 4 (4.49%) Problem Management
10 4 (4.49%) Service Delivery
11 3 (3.37%) Business Analysis
11 3 (3.37%) Data Analysis
11 3 (3.37%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.62%) SQL
2 3 (3.37%) VBA
2 3 (3.37%) X++
3 2 (2.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (12.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (10.11%) Degree
3 8 (8.99%) Security Cleared
4 7 (7.87%) SC Cleared
5 5 (5.62%) MCSA
6 3 (3.37%) ACSP
6 3 (3.37%) HP AIS
6 3 (3.37%) Network+ Certification
6 3 (3.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (2.25%) AAT
7 2 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.25%) MCP
7 2 (2.25%) MCSE
8 1 (1.12%) ACCA
8 1 (1.12%) CIMA
8 1 (1.12%) CIPFA
8 1 (1.12%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.12%) MOS
8 1 (1.12%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.12%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.49%) GDPR
2 3 (3.37%) SLA
3 1 (1.12%) COBIT
3 1 (1.12%) GMP
System Software
1 30 (33.71%) Active Directory
2 8 (8.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.49%) Hyper-V
3 4 (4.49%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (3.37%) vSphere
5 2 (2.25%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.12%) PowerHA
6 1 (1.12%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 17 (19.10%) SCCM
2 5 (5.62%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 4 (4.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (2.25%) WMI
5 1 (1.12%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 55 (61.80%) Microsoft
2 11 (12.36%) Citrix
2 11 (12.36%) VMware
3 7 (7.87%) Apple
4 5 (5.62%) Dell
4 5 (5.62%) HP
4 5 (5.62%) IBM
4 5 (5.62%) ServiceNow
4 5 (5.62%) Symantec
5 4 (4.49%) SAP
6 3 (3.37%) Adobe
6 3 (3.37%) AppDynamics
6 3 (3.37%) Avaya
6 3 (3.37%) Proofpoint
6 3 (3.37%) SonicWALL
6 3 (3.37%) Splunk
6 3 (3.37%) Synology
6 3 (3.37%) Veeam
7 2 (2.25%) iManage
7 2 (2.25%) Lotus