The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for MS Office skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 35 13
Rank change year-on-year +6 -22  
Contract jobs citing MS Office 10 6 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 3.11% 1.77% 8.22%
As % of the Applications category 27.78% 24.00% 61.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 3
Median daily rate £465 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.85% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £330 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £410 £365
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £288 £275
% change year-on-year +4.34% +4.54%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 8
Median hourly rate £16.18 £10.65 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.92% -19.62%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.63 £13.06
% change year-on-year -13.60% +19.68%  

MS 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 36 25 49
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 11.18% 7.37% 13.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 14
Median daily rate £465 £350 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.85% +23.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +2.27% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 8
Median hourly rate £16.18 £10.65 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.92% -18.07%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +13.79%  

MS Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

Job vacancy trend for MS Office in Merseyside

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Office in Merseyside

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Office in Merseyside over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Office in Merseyside

MS Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Office in Merseyside

MS 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 MS Office within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 28 March 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 +3 5 £480 +12.94%
Wirral - 3 £95 -
Bootle - 1 £465 -
MS Office
North West

MS Office
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS 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 MS Office.

1 13 (59.09%) Microsoft
2 11 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 9 (40.91%) Windows
4 7 (31.82%) SharePoint
5 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
5 6 (27.27%) Project Management
6 5 (22.73%) Internet
6 5 (22.73%) MS Project
6 5 (22.73%) PRINCE2
7 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
7 4 (18.18%) User Experience
8 3 (13.64%) Windows 10
8 3 (13.64%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 3 (13.64%) Analytics
8 3 (13.64%) Nintex
8 3 (13.64%) PMO
8 3 (13.64%) Google Analytics
8 3 (13.64%) jQuery
8 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (13.64%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (13.64%) Google
8 3 (13.64%) InfoPath
8 3 (13.64%) QA
8 3 (13.64%) WF
8 3 (13.64%) Intranet
8 3 (13.64%) Extranet
8 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
8 3 (13.64%) Workflow
8 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development

MS 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 7 (31.82%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (22.73%) MS Project
3 3 (13.64%) InfoPath
3 3 (13.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (9.09%) MS Visio
5 1 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) OPENContractor
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) Google Analytics
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) Internet
2 3 (13.64%) Extranet
2 3 (13.64%) Intranet
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (4.55%) DHCP
3 1 (4.55%) DNS
3 1 (4.55%) Firewall
3 1 (4.55%) LAN
3 1 (4.55%) VLAN
3 1 (4.55%) VPN
3 1 (4.55%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (9.09%) QlikView
4 1 (4.55%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (4.55%) Data Mining
4 1 (4.55%) EDMS
4 1 (4.55%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Visual Studio
1 3 (13.64%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
1 2 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Project Manager
3 3 (13.64%) Developer
3 3 (13.64%) SharePoint Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Agile Project Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Applications Support
4 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Service Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (4.55%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Business Process Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Business Systems Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Delivery Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Process Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Programme Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) .NET
1 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET
1 3 (13.64%) jQuery
1 3 (13.64%) WF
1 3 (13.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) User Experience
2 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
3 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.55%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (4.55%) Smart Meter
4 1 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (40.91%) Windows
2 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
3 3 (13.64%) Windows 10
4 2 (9.09%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.55%) Linux
5 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.55%) Solaris
5 1 (4.55%) Unix
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Project Management
2 5 (22.73%) PRINCE2
3 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (13.64%) Analytics
3 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (13.64%) SOA
3 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (13.64%) Workflow
4 2 (9.09%) CRM
4 2 (9.09%) DevOps
4 2 (9.09%) Programme Governance
4 2 (9.09%) SDLC
4 2 (9.09%) WFM
5 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (4.55%) ERP
5 1 (4.55%) Identity Management
5 1 (4.55%) Statistical Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) Test Scripting
5 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) C#
1 3 (13.64%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) C
2 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
2 1 (4.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) PMO
1 3 (13.64%) QA
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (4.55%) ISA Server
2 1 (4.55%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (4.55%) Nagios
1 1 (4.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.64%) Google
2 3 (13.64%) Nintex
3 2 (9.09%) Capita
3 2 (9.09%) Civica
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco
4 1 (4.55%) Citrix
4 1 (4.55%) Cognos
4 1 (4.55%) F5
4 1 (4.55%) NetApp
4 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.55%) Remedy
4 1 (4.55%) SolarWinds
4 1 (4.55%) Sourcefire
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