The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 3 months to 26 June 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 / Merseyside
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 36 10
Rank change year-on-year 0 -26  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 9 5 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 2.69% 1.53% 9.56%
As % of the Applications category 45.00% 18.52% 64.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 6
Median daily rate £363 £325 £171
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +89.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £325 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £325 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £295 £285 £288
% change year-on-year +3.50% -0.86%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Median hourly rate £16.18 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.57% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.79 £16.50 £13.60
% change year-on-year -16.42% +21.36%  

Microsoft Office is in the software application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 20 27 57
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 5.99% 8.28% 14.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 12
Median daily rate £190 £225 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.55% -35.71%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
Median hourly rate £14.84 £11.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.04% -17.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.77 £9.50 £13.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.91 £13.50 £19.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.78 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -4.39% +13.79%  

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside citing Microsoft Office as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in Merseyside

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Office in Merseyside.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in Merseyside

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Merseyside over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in Merseyside

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Merseyside.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in Merseyside

Microsoft Office
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -1 5 £351 - 2
Southport -2 1 £388 +19.23%
Wirral - 1 - -
Prescot - 1 - -
Microsoft Office
North West

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 9 (47.37%) Windows
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
3 4 (21.05%) Project Management
3 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
3 4 (21.05%) PRINCE2
3 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (15.79%) QA
5 2 (10.53%) WFM
5 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
5 2 (10.53%) PCI DSS
5 2 (10.53%) Android
5 2 (10.53%) Retail
5 2 (10.53%) Logistics
5 2 (10.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (10.53%) Open Source
5 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (10.53%) Apple iOS
5 2 (10.53%) Windows 8
5 2 (10.53%) Internet
5 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
5 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (10.53%) SQL
5 2 (10.53%) .NET
5 2 (10.53%) C#
5 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (10.53%) MS Visio
5 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2 Certification

Microsoft Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 1 (5.26%) IIS
1 1 (5.26%) OpenROAD
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (10.53%) MS Visio
3 1 (5.26%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) G Suite
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) Internet
2 1 (5.26%) Broadband
2 1 (5.26%) DHCP
2 1 (5.26%) DNS
2 1 (5.26%) Ethernet
2 1 (5.26%) Firewall
2 1 (5.26%) LAN
2 1 (5.26%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (5.26%) SAN
2 1 (5.26%) SNMP
2 1 (5.26%) VoIP
2 1 (5.26%) WAN
2 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (5.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Data Mining
2 1 (5.26%) EDMS
2 1 (5.26%) EDRMS
2 1 (5.26%) Ingres
2 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.26%) MySQL
2 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
2 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) JIRA
1 1 (5.26%) Subversion
General
1 2 (10.53%) Retail
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Project Manager
3 2 (10.53%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 2 (10.53%) Agile Project Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Business Process Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Business Systems Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Process Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Service Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
4 1 (5.26%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) 1st/2nd Line Support Technician
4 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.26%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Technician
4 1 (5.26%) Cybersecurity Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.26%) Autofac
2 1 (5.26%) CSS
2 1 (5.26%) Hibernate
2 1 (5.26%) HTML
2 1 (5.26%) HTML5
2 1 (5.26%) jQuery
2 1 (5.26%) JSON
2 1 (5.26%) REST
2 1 (5.26%) SAML
2 1 (5.26%) SOAP
2 1 (5.26%) Spring
2 1 (5.26%) Web Services
2 1 (5.26%) XML
2 1 (5.26%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
1 2 (10.53%) Smart Meter
1 2 (10.53%) User Experience
2 1 (5.26%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (47.37%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
3 2 (10.53%) Android
3 2 (10.53%) Apple iOS
3 2 (10.53%) Windows 10
3 2 (10.53%) Windows 8
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.26%) Linux
4 1 (5.26%) Mac OS
4 1 (5.26%) Unix
4 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (21.05%) PRINCE2
2 4 (21.05%) Project Management
3 2 (10.53%) Logistics
3 2 (10.53%) Open Source
3 2 (10.53%) Programme Governance
3 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
3 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (10.53%) WFM
4 1 (5.26%) Analytics
4 1 (5.26%) Budgeting and Forecasting
4 1 (5.26%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (5.26%) IT Strategy
4 1 (5.26%) Line Management
4 1 (5.26%) OWASP
4 1 (5.26%) Security Architecture
4 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
4 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) C#
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) Apple Swift
2 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (5.26%) CESG Certified Professional
2 1 (5.26%) CISM
2 1 (5.26%) CISSP
2 1 (5.26%) CLAS
2 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) QA
2 2 (10.53%) PCI DSS
3 1 (5.26%) GDPR
3 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (5.26%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Apple
2 1 (5.26%) Cognos
2 1 (5.26%) Google
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) Xamarin