Period
to 15 January 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 15 January 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
15 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 30 42
Rank change year-on-year -9 +12 -17
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 11 27 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 2.43% 4.83% 2.73%
As % of the Applications category 31.43% 60.00% 45.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 9
Merseyside median daily rate £325 £350 £184
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +90.74% +1.94%
10th Percentile £104 £206 £126
90th Percentile £479 £425 £303
North West median daily rate £345 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +15.00% - +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 5
Merseyside median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.38% +6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.75 £15.50 £13.40
90th Percentile £15.25 £23.41 £18.75
North West median hourly rate £14.46 £16.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year -9.63% +12.28% -7.32%

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 35 45 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 7.74% 8.05% 6.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 24 14
Merseyside median daily rate £344 £350 £201
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.79% +74.56% +0.25%
10th Percentile £155 £163 £126
90th Percentile £475 £545 £419
North West median daily rate £340 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -2.86% +7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 6
Merseyside median hourly rate £12.00 £16.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -1.54% +18.18%
10th Percentile £9.75 £10.60 £13.50
90th Percentile £14.60 £21.63 £80.63
North West median hourly rate £14.48 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -9.50% -8.57% +14.75%

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 15 January 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 15 January 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 -6 6 £325 +8.33% 7
Southport +7 3 £226 -35.36%
Wirral +6 1 - -
Birkenhead - 1 - - 3
Microsoft Office
North West

For the 6 months to 15 January 2018, 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 7 (63.64%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 6 (54.55%) Windows
3 5 (45.45%) SQL
4 4 (36.36%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
5 3 (27.27%) Oracle
5 3 (27.27%) ITIL
5 3 (27.27%) Unix
5 3 (27.27%) Finance
5 3 (27.27%) Data Analysis
6 2 (18.18%) Spring
6 2 (18.18%) Statistics
6 2 (18.18%) Marketing
6 2 (18.18%) Project Planning
6 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
6 2 (18.18%) JSON
6 2 (18.18%) JIRA
6 2 (18.18%) VMware
6 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (18.18%) TDD
6 2 (18.18%) Subversion
6 2 (18.18%) Hibernate
6 2 (18.18%) Scrum
6 2 (18.18%) ITSM
6 2 (18.18%) MVC
6 2 (18.18%) Workflow
6 2 (18.18%) C#
6 2 (18.18%) Service Management
6 2 (18.18%) Linux

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 2 (18.18%) IIS
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 1 (9.09%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) G Suite
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) DMZ
1 1 (9.09%) Firewall
1 1 (9.09%) Internet
1 1 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (9.09%) LAN
1 1 (9.09%) NAS
1 1 (9.09%) NetScaler
1 1 (9.09%) Network Security
1 1 (9.09%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (9.09%) SAN
1 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
1 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) MongoDB
1 2 (18.18%) MySQL
1 2 (18.18%) NoSQL
1 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) JIRA
1 2 (18.18%) Subversion
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) .NET Developer
2 2 (18.18%) .NET Software Developer
2 2 (18.18%) C# .NET Developer
2 2 (18.18%) C# Developer
2 2 (18.18%) C# Software Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Excel Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Software Developer
3 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Technician
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support
3 1 (9.09%) IT Technician
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL Service Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Mac Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Reporting Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Wintel Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
1 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
1 2 (18.18%) Autofac
1 2 (18.18%) Hibernate
1 2 (18.18%) jQuery
1 2 (18.18%) JSON
1 2 (18.18%) REST
1 2 (18.18%) SAML
1 2 (18.18%) SOAP
1 2 (18.18%) Spring
1 2 (18.18%) Web Services
1 2 (18.18%) XML
1 2 (18.18%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (18.18%) Credit Risk
2 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Unix
2 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
3 2 (18.18%) Linux
3 2 (18.18%) Windows 10
4 1 (9.09%) Android
4 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
4 1 (9.09%) Mac OS
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (27.27%) Data Analysis
2 3 (27.27%) ITIL
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (18.18%) ITSM
3 2 (18.18%) MVC
3 2 (18.18%) OWASP
3 2 (18.18%) Project Planning
3 2 (18.18%) Scrum
3 2 (18.18%) Service Management
3 2 (18.18%) Statistics
3 2 (18.18%) TDD
3 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
3 2 (18.18%) Trend Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) Workflow
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL V3
4 1 (9.09%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Project Management
4 1 (9.09%) Security Architecture
4 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) C#
2 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
3 1 (9.09%) VB
3 1 (9.09%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) Data Quality
1 2 (18.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) vSphere
2 1 (9.09%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) EdgeSight
1 1 (9.09%) HP SIM
1 1 (9.09%) IBM BigFix
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
1 1 (9.09%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle
3 2 (18.18%) Citrix
3 2 (18.18%) ServiceNow
3 2 (18.18%) VMware
4 1 (9.09%) Apple
4 1 (9.09%) CA
4 1 (9.09%) EMC
4 1 (9.09%) Google
4 1 (9.09%) HP
4 1 (9.09%) Ivanti
4 1 (9.09%) PeopleSoft