Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 57 76
Rank change year-on-year -11 +19 -44
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 99 90 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.17% 3.17% 2.45%
As % of the Applications category 50.25% 45.92% 43.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 41 45
Manchester median daily rate £300 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +7.69% +6.12%
10th Percentile £100 £103 £101
90th Percentile £448 £500 £700
North West median daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year +1.56% -1.54% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 16 11
Manchester median hourly rate £12.82 £13.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.04% -6.90% +18.37%
10th Percentile £9.71 £11.16 £11.25
90th Percentile £20.00 £95.38 £16.50
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £20.39
% change year-on-year +25.00% -31.34% +45.64%

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 197 196 207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 6.31% 6.91% 5.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 98 116
Manchester median daily rate £350 £325 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -6.47% +6.92%
10th Percentile £107 £114 £133
90th Percentile £450 £490 £494
North West median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year +7.69% -1.52% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 28 15
Manchester median hourly rate £13.54 £14.63 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.45% +0.86% +7.41%
10th Percentile £10.13 £11.20 £11.25
90th Percentile £20.00 £22.30 £17.85
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £14.63 £18.25
% change year-on-year +19.66% -19.86% +10.61%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 19 October 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 +6 8 £280 -30.00% 1
Rochdale 0 8 - -
Stockport +3 4 £413 +83.33% 6
Salford 0 1 £275 -
Microsoft Office
North West

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 68 (68.69%) Microsoft
2 47 (47.47%) Windows
3 28 (28.28%) Active Directory
4 21 (21.21%) ITIL
5 19 (19.19%) Office 365
6 17 (17.17%) Citrix
6 17 (17.17%) Remedy
7 16 (16.16%) Degree
7 16 (16.16%) Windows 10
8 15 (15.15%) Banking
8 15 (15.15%) Finance
9 14 (14.14%) Service Management
10 13 (13.13%) Unix
10 13 (13.13%) Windows Server
11 12 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
11 12 (12.12%) Windows 7
12 11 (11.11%) SCCM
12 11 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
12 11 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
13 10 (10.10%) Moogsoft
13 10 (10.10%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (9.09%) Incident Management
14 9 (9.09%) Cisco
15 8 (8.08%) VPN
15 8 (8.08%) Cisco Certification
15 8 (8.08%) MS Exchange
16 7 (7.07%) VMware
16 7 (7.07%) Shell Script
16 7 (7.07%) JCL
16 7 (7.07%) 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 8 (8.08%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.06%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.04%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.02%) Confluence
4 2 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.02%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.02%) WordPress
5 1 (1.01%) CICS
5 1 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (3.03%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (19.19%) Office 365
2 5 (5.05%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.01%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.01%) Google Tag Manager
3 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.01%) Mimecast
3 1 (1.01%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.08%) VPN
2 7 (7.07%) TCP/IP
3 6 (6.06%) PuTTY
4 4 (4.04%) DHCP
4 4 (4.04%) DNS
4 4 (4.04%) Firewall
4 4 (4.04%) Internet
4 4 (4.04%) Wireshark
5 2 (2.02%) LAN
5 2 (2.02%) SAN
5 2 (2.02%) WAN
6 1 (1.01%) 2G
6 1 (1.01%) 3G
6 1 (1.01%) ATM
6 1 (1.01%) GSM
6 1 (1.01%) Intranet
6 1 (1.01%) SDH
6 1 (1.01%) Skype
6 1 (1.01%) UMTS
6 1 (1.01%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.02%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.01%) Big Data
2 1 (1.01%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.01%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (1.01%) GIS
2 1 (1.01%) Power BI
2 1 (1.01%) Qlik Sense
2 1 (1.01%) QlikView
2 1 (1.01%) Riak
2 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (5.05%) MSI
2 2 (2.02%) JIRA
General
1 15 (15.15%) Banking
1 15 (15.15%) Finance
2 4 (4.04%) Legal
3 3 (3.03%) Law
4 1 (1.01%) Marketing
4 1 (1.01%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (26.26%) Analyst
2 12 (12.12%) Service Analyst
3 11 (11.11%) IT Support
4 8 (8.08%) Service Desk Analyst
4 8 (8.08%) Support Analyst
5 7 (7.07%) Applications Support
5 7 (7.07%) Applications Support Analyst
5 7 (7.07%) Desktop Support
6 6 (6.06%) 1st Line Support
7 5 (5.05%) Administrator
7 5 (5.05%) Developer
7 5 (5.05%) Help Desk Analyst
8 4 (4.04%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (4.04%) Applications Packager
8 4 (4.04%) Project Manager
8 4 (4.04%) Service Manager
8 4 (4.04%) Support Engineer
9 3 (3.03%) Network Support
9 3 (3.03%) Web Content Officer
10 2 (2.02%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.07%) ISPF
2 4 (4.04%) CSS
2 4 (4.04%) HTML
3 2 (2.02%) COM
4 1 (1.01%) .NET
4 1 (1.01%) jQuery
4 1 (1.01%) SAP Fiori
4 1 (1.01%) SAP TM
4 1 (1.01%) WinForms
4 1 (1.01%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.07%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.03%) Mainframe
3 3 (3.03%) User Experience
4 2 (2.02%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.02%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.01%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.01%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.01%) Fintech
5 1 (1.01%) Life Science
5 1 (1.01%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (1.01%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 47 (47.47%) Windows
2 16 (16.16%) Windows 10
3 13 (13.13%) Unix
3 13 (13.13%) Windows Server
4 12 (12.12%) Windows 7
5 7 (7.07%) zOS
6 6 (6.06%) Linux
7 5 (5.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (4.04%) Android
8 4 (4.04%) VMS
8 4 (4.04%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (3.03%) Windows 8
10 2 (2.02%) Windows Phone
10 2 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (2.02%) Windows XP
11 1 (1.01%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (21.21%) ITIL
2 14 (14.14%) Service Management
3 11 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (10.10%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (9.09%) Incident Management
6 7 (7.07%) Analytics
6 7 (7.07%) Project Management
7 5 (5.05%) Capacity Management
7 5 (5.05%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (5.05%) Data Analysis
7 5 (5.05%) DevOps
7 5 (5.05%) Escalation Management
7 5 (5.05%) ITIL V3
7 5 (5.05%) ITSM
7 5 (5.05%) Service Delivery
7 5 (5.05%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (4.04%) Deployment Automation
8 4 (4.04%) Migration
8 4 (4.04%) Time Management
8 4 (4.04%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.07%) JCL
1 7 (7.07%) Shell Script
2 6 (6.06%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.03%) SQL
4 2 (2.02%) ABAP
5 1 (1.01%) C
5 1 (1.01%) C#
5 1 (1.01%) Erlang
5 1 (1.01%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.01%) Python
5 1 (1.01%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.01%) VB
5 1 (1.01%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.01%) VB6
Qualifications
1 16 (16.16%) Degree
2 8 (8.08%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (6.06%) CCNA
4 5 (5.05%) MCSE
4 5 (5.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (4.04%) CCENT
5 4 (4.04%) MCP
6 2 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.02%) MCSA
7 1 (1.01%) Analytics IQ
7 1 (1.01%) MBA
7 1 (1.01%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.04%) SLA
2 3 (3.03%) QA
3 2 (2.02%) GDPR
4 1 (1.01%) Data Quality
System Software
1 28 (28.28%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.07%) Time Sharing Option
3 5 (5.05%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (3.03%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.02%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.01%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.01%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (11.11%) SCCM
2 5 (5.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (4.04%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 68 (68.69%) Microsoft
2 17 (17.17%) Citrix
2 17 (17.17%) Remedy
3 10 (10.10%) Moogsoft
4 9 (9.09%) Cisco
5 7 (7.07%) CA
5 7 (7.07%) VMware
6 5 (5.05%) Google
7 4 (4.04%) F5
7 4 (4.04%) Juniper
7 4 (4.04%) ServiceNow
8 3 (3.03%) Apple
9 2 (2.02%) Avaya
9 2 (2.02%) HP
9 2 (2.02%) Lotus
9 2 (2.02%) McAfee
9 2 (2.02%) SAP
9 2 (2.02%) Sun
9 2 (2.02%) Tableau
10 1 (1.01%) Lumension