Period
to 15 December 2018

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 15 December 2018 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 71 79
Rank change year-on-year +3 +8 -44
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 100 72 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.14% 2.47% 2.35%
As % of the Applications category 55.25% 39.56% 41.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 41 35
Manchester median daily rate £300 £390 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.08% +81.40% -33.85%
10th Percentile £103 £118 £96
90th Percentile £443 £525 £483
North West median daily rate £300 £350 £280
% change year-on-year -14.29% +25.00% -9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 15 12
Manchester median hourly rate £13.52 £13.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.98% -7.14% +14.29%
10th Percentile £9.71 £9.60 £11.25
90th Percentile £19.84 £19.20 £15.69
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £13.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year +26.26% -13.38% +14.29%

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 181 182 195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 5.69% 6.24% 5.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 103 100
Manchester median daily rate £338 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.88% +7.00% +7.69%
10th Percentile £113 £159 £119
90th Percentile £439 £499 £488
North West median daily rate £325 £344 £345
% change year-on-year -5.45% -0.36% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 28 17
Manchester median hourly rate £14.43 £13.86 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.11% +1.95% -
10th Percentile £10.41 £10.91 £11.25
90th Percentile £20.00 £21.30 £16.05
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +16.67% -3.23% -10.14%

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 15 December 2018.

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 15 December 2018.

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 15 December 2018. 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
Bolton +9 8 £280 -30.00%
Rochdale +2 7 - -
Salford -1 2 £275 +175.00% 1
Stockport -7 2 - -
Microsoft Office
North West

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, 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 70 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 53 (53.00%) Windows
3 37 (37.00%) Active Directory
4 24 (24.00%) Office 365
5 23 (23.00%) ITIL
6 20 (20.00%) Remedy
6 20 (20.00%) Banking
7 19 (19.00%) Citrix
8 17 (17.00%) Windows 10
9 16 (16.00%) Finance
10 15 (15.00%) Microsoft Excel
10 15 (15.00%) Unix
11 13 (13.00%) Degree
11 13 (13.00%) SCCM
11 13 (13.00%) Problem-Solving
12 12 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
12 12 (12.00%) Windows Server
12 12 (12.00%) Windows 7
13 11 (11.00%) VPN
14 10 (10.00%) MS Exchange
14 10 (10.00%) Service Management
14 10 (10.00%) Service Delivery
14 10 (10.00%) Incident Management
14 10 (10.00%) Moogsoft
15 9 (9.00%) Time Sharing Option
15 9 (9.00%) ISPF
15 9 (9.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
15 9 (9.00%) Agile Software Development
15 9 (9.00%) VMware
15 9 (9.00%) Blackberry

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 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (3.00%) Confluence
3 3 (3.00%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.00%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.00%) WordPress
5 1 (1.00%) CMS
5 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (15.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (9.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (4.00%) Photoshop
4 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (2.00%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.00%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.00%) Acrobat
5 1 (1.00%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 3 (3.00%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 24 (24.00%) Office 365
2 5 (5.00%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.00%) Google Tag Manager
3 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.00%) Mimecast
3 1 (1.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.00%) VPN
2 6 (6.00%) PuTTY
3 5 (5.00%) Internet
3 5 (5.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (4.00%) DHCP
4 4 (4.00%) DNS
4 4 (4.00%) Firewall
4 4 (4.00%) Wireshark
5 3 (3.00%) LAN
5 3 (3.00%) WAN
6 2 (2.00%) SAN
7 1 (1.00%) FTP
7 1 (1.00%) Intranet
7 1 (1.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.00%) Big Data
2 1 (1.00%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.00%) Power BI
2 1 (1.00%) Qlik Sense
2 1 (1.00%) QlikView
2 1 (1.00%) Riak
2 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (5.00%) MSI
2 3 (3.00%) JIRA
General
1 20 (20.00%) Banking
2 16 (16.00%) Finance
3 3 (3.00%) Financial Institution
3 3 (3.00%) Front Office
3 3 (3.00%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.00%) Legal
5 1 (1.00%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (1.00%) Marketing
5 1 (1.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (31.00%) Analyst
2 15 (15.00%) Service Analyst
3 10 (10.00%) IT Support
3 10 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 9 (9.00%) Applications Support
4 9 (9.00%) Applications Support Analyst
5 6 (6.00%) Administrator
5 6 (6.00%) Service Desk Engineer
5 6 (6.00%) Support Engineer
6 5 (5.00%) Desktop Support
6 5 (5.00%) Developer
6 5 (5.00%) Help Desk Analyst
7 4 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (4.00%) Applications Packager
7 4 (4.00%) IT Engineer
7 4 (4.00%) Network Support
8 3 (3.00%) 1st Line Support
8 3 (3.00%) Project Coordinator
8 3 (3.00%) Web Content Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.00%) ISPF
2 4 (4.00%) CSS
2 4 (4.00%) HTML
3 1 (1.00%) .NET
3 1 (1.00%) COM
3 1 (1.00%) jQuery
3 1 (1.00%) SAP Fiori
3 1 (1.00%) SAP TM
3 1 (1.00%) WinForms
3 1 (1.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.00%) Blackberry
3 6 (6.00%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (3.00%) Equities
4 3 (3.00%) Fixed Income
4 3 (3.00%) Hedge funds
4 3 (3.00%) Mainframe
4 3 (3.00%) User Experience
5 2 (2.00%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.00%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.00%) Fintech
6 1 (1.00%) iPhone
6 1 (1.00%) Life Science
6 1 (1.00%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.00%) Social Media
6 1 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 53 (53.00%) Windows
2 17 (17.00%) Windows 10
3 15 (15.00%) Unix
4 12 (12.00%) Windows 7
4 12 (12.00%) Windows Server
5 9 (9.00%) zOS
6 7 (7.00%) Android
7 6 (6.00%) Linux
8 4 (4.00%) VMS
8 4 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (3.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (3.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (2.00%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (23.00%) ITIL
2 13 (13.00%) Problem-Solving
3 10 (10.00%) Incident Management
3 10 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 10 (10.00%) Service Management
4 9 (9.00%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (7.00%) Analytics
5 7 (7.00%) Data Protection
6 6 (6.00%) Break/Fix
6 6 (6.00%) ITIL V3
7 5 (5.00%) Change Management
7 5 (5.00%) Escalation Management
7 5 (5.00%) ITSM
7 5 (5.00%) Project Management
8 4 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (4.00%) Data Analysis
8 4 (4.00%) Release Management
8 4 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (4.00%) Trend Analysis
8 4 (4.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.00%) JCL
1 9 (9.00%) Shell Script
2 6 (6.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.00%) ABAP
3 2 (2.00%) SQL
4 1 (1.00%) C
4 1 (1.00%) C#
4 1 (1.00%) Erlang
4 1 (1.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.00%) VB
4 1 (1.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 13 (13.00%) Degree
2 8 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (7.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (6.00%) CCNA
4 6 (6.00%) MCSE
5 5 (5.00%) MCP
6 4 (4.00%) CCENT
7 3 (3.00%) MCSA
8 2 (2.00%) Security Cleared
9 1 (1.00%) Analytics IQ
9 1 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.00%) SLA
2 3 (3.00%) QA
3 2 (2.00%) PMO
4 1 (1.00%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.00%) GDPR
System Software
1 37 (37.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (9.00%) Time Sharing Option
3 5 (5.00%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (4.00%) Hyper-V
5 3 (3.00%) BitLocker
5 3 (3.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (2.00%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.00%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (13.00%) SCCM
2 4 (4.00%) SolarWinds Orion
2 4 (4.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 70 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 20 (20.00%) Remedy
3 19 (19.00%) Citrix
4 10 (10.00%) Moogsoft
5 9 (9.00%) CA
5 9 (9.00%) VMware
6 8 (8.00%) Cisco
7 7 (7.00%) Apple
7 7 (7.00%) Google
8 6 (6.00%) Avaya
9 4 (4.00%) F5
9 4 (4.00%) Juniper
10 3 (3.00%) Bloomberg
10 3 (3.00%) FactSet
10 3 (3.00%) HP
10 3 (3.00%) Reuters
10 3 (3.00%) SAP
10 3 (3.00%) Speakerbus
10 3 (3.00%) Wallstreet Suite
11 2 (2.00%) Adobe