Period
to 22 January 2019

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 6 months to 22 January 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 > Merseyside
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 28 36 33
Rank change year-on-year +8 -3 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 24 11 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 4.79% 2.49% 4.69%
As % of the Applications category 57.14% 31.43% 57.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 12
Merseyside median daily rate £375 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -7.14% +74.56%
10th Percentile £148 £104 £207
90th Percentile £438 £479 £469
North West median daily rate £300 £333 £300
% change year-on-year -9.77% +10.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 7
Merseyside median hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.14% -9.38% +8.47%
10th Percentile £15.90 £13.75 £15.50
90th Percentile £19.75 £15.25 £23.41
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £14.46 £15.50
% change year-on-year +21.02% -6.71% +10.71%

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 Merseyside with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
Merseyside
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 42 35 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 8.38% 7.94% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 22 25
Merseyside median daily rate £323 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.77% -7.14% +60.92%
10th Percentile £134 £115 £166
90th Percentile £450 £471 £543
North West median daily rate £325 £335 £339
% change year-on-year -2.99% -1.03% +4.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 9
Merseyside median hourly rate £18.00 £12.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.94% -23.44% +6.67%
10th Percentile £15.90 £10.03 £10.60
90th Percentile £19.75 £14.50 £21.63
North West median hourly rate £17.55 £14.46 £16.00
% change year-on-year +21.37% -9.63% -8.57%

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

Job postings citing Microsoft Office as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Merseyside.

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 6 months to 22 January 2019.

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 6 months to 22 January 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
Liverpool +7 16 £385 +18.46% 4
Prescot - 3 - -
Wirral 0 2 £338 -
Bootle - 2 £425 -
Microsoft Office
North West

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 14 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 10 (41.67%) Office 365
3 9 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 9 (37.50%) SQL Server
3 9 (37.50%) Windows
4 8 (33.33%) SQL
4 8 (33.33%) CRM
4 8 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (29.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (29.17%) Lucene
5 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (29.17%) Azure SQL Database
5 7 (29.17%) Dynamics 365
5 7 (29.17%) ETL
6 6 (25.00%) API Development
6 6 (25.00%) Windows 7
7 5 (20.83%) MS Exchange
8 4 (16.67%) ITIL
8 4 (16.67%) Data Analytics
8 4 (16.67%) Analytics
9 3 (12.50%) ServiceNow
9 3 (12.50%) Finance
9 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (12.50%) ITSM
9 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (12.50%) BMC
9 3 (12.50%) Intranet
9 3 (12.50%) Internet
9 3 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
10 2 (8.33%) Cybersecurity

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 5 (20.83%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.17%) Confluence
3 1 (4.17%) IIS
3 1 (4.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (8.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (8.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (41.67%) Office 365
2 7 (29.17%) Dynamics 365
2 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) Internet
1 3 (12.50%) Intranet
2 2 (8.33%) LAN
2 2 (8.33%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (8.33%) Skype
2 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.33%) WAN
2 2 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (4.17%) Firewall
3 1 (4.17%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (29.17%) Azure SQL Database
2 7 (29.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (8.33%) OLAP
3 2 (8.33%) OLAP Cube
3 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (4.17%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (4.17%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) JIRA
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Electronics
2 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.17%) Marketing
2 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Developer
2 7 (29.17%) SQL Developer
3 6 (25.00%) Analyst
4 5 (20.83%) Support Engineer
5 4 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (16.67%) Desktop Support
5 4 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (12.50%) Azure Developer
6 3 (12.50%) SSIS Developer
7 2 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 2 (8.33%) Data Modeller
7 2 (8.33%) IT Analyst
7 2 (8.33%) Support Analyst
8 1 (4.17%) Business Developer
8 1 (4.17%) Consultant
8 1 (4.17%) ETL Developer
8 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 1 (4.17%) Senior Consultant
8 1 (4.17%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (29.17%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
1 2 (8.33%) Driving Licence
1 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
1 2 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 9 (37.50%) Windows
2 6 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (8.33%) Windows 10
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) CRM
2 7 (29.17%) ETL
3 6 (25.00%) API Development
4 4 (16.67%) Analytics
4 4 (16.67%) Data Analytics
4 4 (16.67%) ITIL
5 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (12.50%) ITSM
5 3 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (8.33%) Data Modelling
6 2 (8.33%) Incident Management
6 2 (8.33%) Logical Data Model
6 2 (8.33%) Physical Data Model
6 2 (8.33%) Programme Management
6 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Visualisation
7 1 (4.17%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (4.17%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) MCDST
1 2 (8.33%) MCITP
1 2 (8.33%) MCSA
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) PMO
2 1 (4.17%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.17%) GDPR
System Software
1 9 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) SCOM
2 1 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.50%) BMC
2 3 (12.50%) ServiceNow
3 2 (8.33%) Citrix
3 2 (8.33%) Micro Focus
3 2 (8.33%) Remedy
4 1 (4.17%) Cisco
4 1 (4.17%) SAP
4 1 (4.17%) Veeam
4 1 (4.17%) VMware