Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 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
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 68 66 58
Rank change year-on-year -2 -8 +29
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 77 95 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.77% 3.04% 3.10%
As % of the Applications category 35.00% 51.08% 44.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 63 43
Manchester median daily rate £325 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -20.00% +36.36%
10th Percentile £97 £101 £103
90th Percentile £510 £448 £500
North West median daily rate £225 £300 £350
% change year-on-year -25.00% -14.29% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 20 17
Manchester median hourly rate £15.00 £13.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.21% +1.92% -10.34%
10th Percentile £12.75 £9.71 £11.31
90th Percentile £19.50 £19.84 £80.70
North West median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year +2.86% +34.62% -25.71%

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 220 186 205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 7.91% 5.95% 6.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 112 106
Manchester median daily rate £350 £333 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -2.92% +0.37%
10th Percentile £179 £113 £114
90th Percentile £489 £450 £491
North West median daily rate £340 £335 £335
% change year-on-year +1.49% - +3.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 26 32
Manchester median hourly rate £16.00 £13.69 £14.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.85% -3.06% +0.55%
10th Percentile £13.55 £10.23 £11.35
90th Percentile £19.50 £19.91 £21.90
North West median hourly rate £19.25 £17.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% +25.00% -12.50%

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 13 November 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 13 November 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 +21 6 £102 -62.95%
Bolton -6 5 £400 +42.86% 2
Rochdale -3 3 - -
Stockport +5 1 - - 2
Altrincham - 1 - - 6
Oldham - 1 - - 2
Microsoft Office
North West

For the 6 months to 13 November 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 48 (62.34%) Microsoft
2 38 (49.35%) Windows
3 23 (29.87%) Office 365
4 22 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 22 (28.57%) Windows 10
5 21 (27.27%) Active Directory
6 19 (24.68%) Microsoft Excel
7 16 (20.78%) Citrix
8 13 (16.88%) Finance
8 13 (16.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 11 (14.29%) Degree
9 11 (14.29%) Android
9 11 (14.29%) Skype
9 11 (14.29%) MS Exchange
10 10 (12.99%) SharePoint
10 10 (12.99%) Apple
10 10 (12.99%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (11.69%) Skype for Business
11 9 (11.69%) Blackberry
11 9 (11.69%) MS Visio
12 8 (10.39%) ITIL
12 8 (10.39%) Migration
12 8 (10.39%) Project Management
12 8 (10.39%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (10.39%) Problem-Solving
13 7 (9.09%) Telecoms
14 6 (7.79%) Validation
14 6 (7.79%) SQL
14 6 (7.79%) SLA
14 6 (7.79%) Smartphone

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 11 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 10 (12.99%) SharePoint
3 9 (11.69%) Skype for Business
4 5 (6.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (5.19%) Confluence
6 2 (2.60%) Drupal
7 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.30%) Moodle
7 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 19 (24.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (16.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (11.69%) MS Visio
4 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (3.90%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (1.30%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (1.30%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (1.30%) AutoCAD
5 1 (1.30%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.30%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 23 (29.87%) Office 365
2 5 (6.49%) Azure
3 3 (3.90%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.60%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (2.60%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.30%) AWS
5 1 (1.30%) IaaS
5 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Flow
5 1 (1.30%) PaaS
5 1 (1.30%) Power Platform
5 1 (1.30%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.29%) Skype
2 5 (6.49%) VoIP
2 5 (6.49%) Wireless
3 4 (5.19%) Structured Cabling
3 4 (5.19%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (3.90%) Internet
5 2 (2.60%) DWDM
5 2 (2.60%) Ethernet
5 2 (2.60%) Intranet
5 2 (2.60%) MPLS
5 2 (2.60%) SDH
5 2 (2.60%) SONET
5 2 (2.60%) Unified Communications
5 2 (2.60%) VPN
5 2 (2.60%) WAN
6 1 (1.30%) ADSL
6 1 (1.30%) DHCP
6 1 (1.30%) DNS
6 1 (1.30%) FTP
6 1 (1.30%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.49%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.60%) MySQL
3 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (1.30%) OLAP
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.30%) Power BI
3 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (6.49%) JIRA
2 2 (2.60%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.30%) Balsamiq
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.30%) Zephyr
General
1 13 (16.88%) Finance
2 7 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.49%) Advertising
3 5 (6.49%) Public Sector
4 4 (5.19%) Legal
5 3 (3.90%) Mandarin Language
6 2 (2.60%) Law
6 2 (2.60%) Retail
7 1 (1.30%) Banking
7 1 (1.30%) Local Government
7 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (28.57%) Analyst
2 8 (10.39%) Business Analyst
2 8 (10.39%) Desktop Support
3 7 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
3 7 (9.09%) Service Analyst
3 7 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (7.79%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (7.79%) Support Engineer
5 5 (6.49%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (5.19%) Coordinator
6 4 (5.19%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 4 (5.19%) Developer
6 4 (5.19%) Floorwalker
6 4 (5.19%) Project Coordinator
7 3 (3.90%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (3.90%) Business IT Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) IT Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) IT Business Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) O365 Floorwalker
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.49%) CSS
1 5 (6.49%) HTML
2 2 (2.60%) CakePHP
2 2 (2.60%) CodeIgniter
2 2 (2.60%) jQuery
2 2 (2.60%) Laravel
2 2 (2.60%) Symfony
3 1 (1.30%) Middleware
3 1 (1.30%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.30%) Web Services
3 1 (1.30%) WF
3 1 (1.30%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.99%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (11.69%) Blackberry
3 6 (7.79%) Smartphone
4 5 (6.49%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (3.90%) User Experience
5 3 (3.90%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (2.60%) iPad
6 2 (2.60%) Life Science
6 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.30%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.30%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.30%) iPhone
7 1 (1.30%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.30%) NHS
7 1 (1.30%) PMI
7 1 (1.30%) SCORM
7 1 (1.30%) Smart Meter
7 1 (1.30%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 38 (49.35%) Windows
2 22 (28.57%) Windows 10
2 22 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 11 (14.29%) Android
4 4 (5.19%) Apple iOS
4 4 (5.19%) Mac OS X
5 2 (2.60%) Linux
5 2 (2.60%) Windows Phone
6 1 (1.30%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (10.39%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (10.39%) ITIL
1 8 (10.39%) Migration
1 8 (10.39%) Problem-Solving
1 8 (10.39%) Project Management
2 6 (7.79%) Validation
3 5 (6.49%) Coaching
3 5 (6.49%) Decision-Making
3 5 (6.49%) Workflow
4 4 (5.19%) GAP Analysis
4 4 (5.19%) Line Management
4 4 (5.19%) SDLC
4 4 (5.19%) Waterfall
5 3 (3.90%) Asset Management
5 3 (3.90%) Change Management
5 3 (3.90%) Commercial Awareness
5 3 (3.90%) Data Analysis
5 3 (3.90%) Data Management
5 3 (3.90%) Service Delivery
5 3 (3.90%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.79%) SQL
2 5 (6.49%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.60%) PHP
4 1 (1.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (14.29%) Degree
2 4 (5.19%) MCP
2 4 (5.19%) SC Cleared
2 4 (5.19%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.60%) BC Cleared
3 2 (2.60%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.60%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.30%) APMP
4 1 (1.30%) CNE
4 1 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.30%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.30%) HPE ATP
4 1 (1.30%) IIBA
4 1 (1.30%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (1.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.30%) MCDST
4 1 (1.30%) MOS
4 1 (1.30%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.30%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.79%) SLA
2 5 (6.49%) QA
3 2 (2.60%) PMO
System Software
1 21 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.49%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.30%) XenApp
3 1 (1.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (6.49%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (3.90%) SCCM
3 2 (2.60%) AirWatch
3 2 (2.60%) PaperCut
4 1 (1.30%) HP ALM
4 1 (1.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 48 (62.34%) Microsoft
2 16 (20.78%) Citrix
3 10 (12.99%) Apple
4 5 (6.49%) Cisco
4 5 (6.49%) ServiceNow
5 4 (5.19%) Google
5 4 (5.19%) HP
5 4 (5.19%) SAP
6 2 (2.60%) iManage
6 2 (2.60%) Ivanti
6 2 (2.60%) Oracle
6 2 (2.60%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.60%) Zend
7 1 (1.30%) Altiris
7 1 (1.30%) Avaya
7 1 (1.30%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.30%) Hummingbird
7 1 (1.30%) Interwoven
7 1 (1.30%) McAfee
7 1 (1.30%) Nintex