Period
to 14 August 2018

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 14 August 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 > Merseyside
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 48 44
Rank change year-on-year +16 -4 -33
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 15 18 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 3.38% 2.82% 2.64%
As % of the Applications category 26.32% 36.73% 32.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 7
Merseyside median daily rate £300 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.30% -3.36% +76.10%
10th Percentile £190 £99 £308
90th Percentile £438 £393 £430
North West median daily rate £336 £325 £328
% change year-on-year +3.46% -0.76% +5.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 5
Merseyside median hourly rate £14.50 £16.18 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.38% +19.85% -3.57%
10th Percentile £12.00 £16.18 £11.30
90th Percentile £18.19 £16.18 £15.70
North West median hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £20.20
% change year-on-year -12.50% -20.77% +44.25%

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 57 49 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 12.84% 7.67% 8.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 21 15
Merseyside median daily rate £350 £350 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +26.00%
10th Percentile £194 £158 £213
90th Percentile £483 £475 £415
North West median daily rate £350 £336 £338
% change year-on-year +4.09% -0.37% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 6
Merseyside median hourly rate £14.50 £16.18 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.38% +19.85% -3.57%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.75 £9.41
90th Percentile £16.23 £16.18 £15.50
North West median hourly rate £14.25 £17.50 £18.10
% change year-on-year -18.57% -3.31% +24.83%

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 14 August 2018.

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 14 August 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
Liverpool +18 14 £300 -11.30% 8
Southport 0 1 - - 1
Microsoft Office
North West

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (60.00%) Windows
3 6 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (20.00%) Migration
4 3 (20.00%) DNS
4 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (20.00%) ITIL
4 3 (20.00%) DHCP
4 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (20.00%) Citrix
4 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (20.00%) Data Migration
4 3 (20.00%) Windows 10
4 3 (20.00%) Office 365
5 2 (13.33%) Data Modelling
5 2 (13.33%) ServiceNow
5 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
5 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
5 2 (13.33%) CRM
5 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
5 2 (13.33%) Thin Client
5 2 (13.33%) ITSM
5 2 (13.33%) Wyse
5 2 (13.33%) DameWare
5 2 (13.33%) Finance
5 2 (13.33%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (13.33%) Data Analysis
5 2 (13.33%) Fat Client

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 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) DHCP
1 3 (20.00%) DNS
1 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco IPT
2 1 (6.67%) IP Telephony
2 1 (6.67%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (6.67%) Skype
2 1 (6.67%) VPN
2 1 (6.67%) WebEx
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Front Office
2 1 (6.67%) Law
2 1 (6.67%) Legal
2 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Service Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) CRM Manager
4 1 (6.67%) CRM Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support
4 1 (6.67%) Field Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Information Security Officer
4 1 (6.67%) Migration Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Project Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Project Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Security Officer
4 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Trainer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (13.33%) Fat Client
1 2 (13.33%) Thin Client
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (20.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (6.67%) Android
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Data Migration
1 3 (20.00%) ITIL
1 3 (20.00%) Migration
2 2 (13.33%) CRM
2 2 (13.33%) Data Analysis
2 2 (13.33%) Data Modelling
2 2 (13.33%) ITSM
2 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.67%) Change Management
3 1 (6.67%) Document Management
3 1 (6.67%) ERD
3 1 (6.67%) Information Security
3 1 (6.67%) Investment Management
3 1 (6.67%) Project Governance
3 1 (6.67%) Project Management
3 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (6.67%) SDLC
3 1 (6.67%) Service Management
3 1 (6.67%) Systems Analysis
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) CISM
2 1 (6.67%) CISSP
2 1 (6.67%) CRISC
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (6.67%) MCDST
2 1 (6.67%) MCITP
2 1 (6.67%) MCSA
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 1 (6.67%) PMO
1 1 (6.67%) QA
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) DameWare
2 1 (6.67%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) Citrix
3 2 (13.33%) ServiceNow
3 2 (13.33%) Wyse
4 1 (6.67%) Apple
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco
4 1 (6.67%) Dell
4 1 (6.67%) HP
4 1 (6.67%) iManage