Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 44 38
Rank change year-on-year +22 -6 -16
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 30 15 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 6.62% 2.85% 3.07%
As % of the Applications category 50.85% 33.33% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 9
Merseyside median daily rate £325 £344 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.45% +5.77% +108.00%
10th Percentile £151 £158 £196
90th Percentile £452 £486 £428
North West median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 8
Merseyside median hourly rate £15.25 - £16.00
10th Percentile £12.60 - £12.75
90th Percentile £19.80 - £19.17
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £20.45
% change year-on-year +25.00% -31.52% +46.04%

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 59 45 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 13.02% 8.56% 6.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 28 13
Merseyside median daily rate £325 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.33% +75.18%
10th Percentile £153 £158 £171
90th Percentile £475 £475 £413
North West median daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year +7.69% -3.70% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 9
Merseyside median hourly rate £15.13 £13.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.04% -15.63% -
10th Percentile £12.80 £11.75 £11.90
90th Percentile £19.78 £15.25 £19.07
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £19.05
% change year-on-year +16.67% -21.26% +15.45%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +20 25 £325 - 10
Bootle - 2 £425 - 1
Prescot -2 1 - -
Southport -4 1 - -
Wirral -4 1 - -
Microsoft Office
North West

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 20 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 13 (43.33%) Office 365
3 12 (40.00%) Windows
4 10 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (30.00%) Dynamics CRM
5 9 (30.00%) CRM
6 8 (26.67%) Active Directory
7 7 (23.33%) ETL
7 7 (23.33%) SQL
7 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
7 7 (23.33%) Windows 7
7 7 (23.33%) Azure SQL Database
7 7 (23.33%) Lucene
7 7 (23.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (23.33%) Dynamics 365
8 6 (20.00%) API Development
8 6 (20.00%) MS Exchange
9 5 (16.67%) ITIL
9 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
9 5 (16.67%) ITSM
9 5 (16.67%) ServiceNow
10 4 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (13.33%) Windows 10
10 4 (13.33%) Data Analytics
10 4 (13.33%) Analytics
10 4 (13.33%) Citrix
10 4 (13.33%) Data Modelling
11 3 (10.00%) MCSA
11 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
11 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Project

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 6 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.33%) Confluence
3 1 (3.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (6.67%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (30.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (6.67%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 13 (43.33%) Office 365
2 10 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (23.33%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 3 (10.00%) Intranet
2 3 (10.00%) Remote Desktop
2 3 (10.00%) Skype
3 2 (6.67%) DHCP
3 2 (6.67%) DNS
3 2 (6.67%) Internet
3 2 (6.67%) LAN
3 2 (6.67%) WAN
3 2 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.33%) Firewall
4 1 (3.33%) PSTN
4 1 (3.33%) VPN
4 1 (3.33%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) Azure SQL Database
1 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
1 7 (23.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.67%) OLAP
2 2 (6.67%) OLAP Cube
2 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) JIRA
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Electronics
2 1 (3.33%) Front Office
2 1 (3.33%) Law
2 1 (3.33%) Legal
2 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.33%) Marketing
2 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Analyst
2 7 (23.33%) Developer
2 7 (23.33%) SQL Developer
3 5 (16.67%) Service Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (10.00%) Azure Developer
4 3 (10.00%) SSIS Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Data Modeller
5 2 (6.67%) IT Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) CRM Project Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) ETL Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Project Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Project Support Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (6.67%) Data Centre
1 2 (6.67%) Fat Client
1 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
1 2 (6.67%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.33%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 12 (40.00%) Windows
2 7 (23.33%) Windows 7
3 4 (13.33%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.33%) Android
4 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) CRM
2 7 (23.33%) ETL
3 6 (20.00%) API Development
4 5 (16.67%) ITIL
4 5 (16.67%) ITSM
5 4 (13.33%) Analytics
5 4 (13.33%) Data Analytics
5 4 (13.33%) Data Modelling
5 4 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (6.67%) Change Management
7 2 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (6.67%) Data Analysis
7 2 (6.67%) Data Migration
7 2 (6.67%) Incident Management
7 2 (6.67%) Migration
7 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2
7 2 (6.67%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) MCDST
1 3 (10.00%) MCITP
1 3 (10.00%) MCSA
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) CISM
3 1 (3.33%) CISSP
3 1 (3.33%) CRISC
3 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) PMO
2 1 (3.33%) GDPR
2 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (3.33%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) DameWare
1 2 (6.67%) SCOM
2 1 (3.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 20 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.67%) ServiceNow
3 4 (13.33%) Citrix
4 3 (10.00%) BMC
5 2 (6.67%) Micro Focus
5 2 (6.67%) Remedy
5 2 (6.67%) Wyse
6 1 (3.33%) Apple
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco
6 1 (3.33%) Dell
6 1 (3.33%) HP
6 1 (3.33%) iManage
6 1 (3.33%) SAP
6 1 (3.33%) Veeam
6 1 (3.33%) VMware