Period
to 17 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 June 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
England > North West
6 months to
17 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 74 66 47
Rank change year-on-year -8 -19 +12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 146 185 196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.87% 3.17% 3.59%
As % of the Applications category 35.87% 41.48% 43.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 77 86
North West median daily rate £224 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.94% +8.33% -7.69%
10th Percentile £134 £120 £103
90th Percentile £433 £448 £504
England median daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +4.17% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 53 55
North West median hourly rate £17.25 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.97% -9.38% -20.00%
10th Percentile £13.48 £11.66 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.00 £34.85 £42.30
England median hourly rate £15.30 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year +0.33% +1.67% -6.25%

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 the North West with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 407 446 449
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 8.01% 7.65% 8.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 230 207
North West median daily rate £350 £341 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +9.20% -3.85%
10th Percentile £157 £150 £113
90th Percentile £575 £489 £475
England median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 77 87
North West median hourly rate £21.75 £14.50 £16.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -10.38% -16.38%
10th Percentile £13.77 £11.86 £11.05
90th Percentile £42.78 £35.50 £43.71
England median hourly rate £16.57 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -5.34% +9.38% -3.03%

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Microsoft Office as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in the North West

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Office in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in the North West

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in the North West over the 6 months to 17 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in the North West

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in the North West

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in the North West over the 6 months to 17 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Office in the North West

Microsoft Office
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 17 June 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
Manchester +7 65 £325 +30.00% 8
Cheshire -2 37 £165 -49.23% 3
Lancashire -18 21 £263 -35.92% 2
Merseyside +1 12 £188 -37.50%
Cumbria +8 8 £399 -33.54% 1
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 17 June 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 North West region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 87 (59.59%) Microsoft
2 65 (44.52%) Windows
3 44 (30.14%) Active Directory
4 36 (24.66%) Microsoft Excel
5 35 (23.97%) Office 365
6 34 (23.29%) ITIL
7 33 (22.60%) Windows 10
8 31 (21.23%) Windows 7
9 28 (19.18%) Project Management
10 25 (17.12%) SLA
11 23 (15.75%) Finance
12 19 (13.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 19 (13.01%) MS Exchange
13 18 (12.33%) Analytical Skills
14 17 (11.64%) Citrix
15 16 (10.96%) Degree
16 15 (10.27%) SCCM
16 15 (10.27%) Change Management
16 15 (10.27%) PMO
17 14 (9.59%) Agile Software Development
18 13 (8.90%) PRINCE2
19 12 (8.22%) MS Visio
19 12 (8.22%) Problem Management
20 11 (7.53%) Migration
20 11 (7.53%) SharePoint
20 11 (7.53%) Service Management
21 10 (6.85%) ITIL Certification
21 10 (6.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
21 10 (6.85%) Microsoft Project
21 10 (6.85%) Android

Microsoft Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 19 (13.01%) MS Exchange
2 11 (7.53%) SharePoint
3 8 (5.48%) IBM Notes
4 5 (3.42%) Skype for Business
5 4 (2.74%) Confluence
5 4 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.68%) IIS
6 1 (0.68%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 36 (24.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (13.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (8.22%) MS Visio
4 10 (6.85%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (2.05%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (2.05%) InDesign
5 3 (2.05%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.68%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.68%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (2.74%) Eikon
1 4 (2.74%) Primavera
2 1 (0.68%) HFM
2 1 (0.68%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.68%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.68%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 35 (23.97%) Office 365
2 4 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.05%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.05%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.37%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (1.37%) OneDrive
4 2 (1.37%) Serverless
5 1 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.68%) Power Platform
5 1 (0.68%) SaaS
5 1 (0.68%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 1 (0.68%) ShareGate
5 1 (0.68%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.48%) Internet
2 7 (4.79%) DHCP
2 7 (4.79%) DNS
2 7 (4.79%) TCP/IP
3 6 (4.11%) Skype
4 5 (3.42%) LAN
4 5 (3.42%) Remote Desktop
4 5 (3.42%) VoIP
4 5 (3.42%) VPN
5 4 (2.74%) Intranet
5 4 (2.74%) MPLS
5 4 (2.74%) WAN
6 3 (2.05%) BGP
6 3 (2.05%) PBX
6 3 (2.05%) Unified Communications
6 3 (2.05%) WLAN
7 2 (1.37%) Multicast
7 2 (1.37%) Network Security
7 2 (1.37%) Software-Defined Networking
7 2 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (1.37%) IDOL
3 1 (0.68%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.68%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (0.68%) Essbase
3 1 (0.68%) GIS
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (0.68%) OLAP
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Smart View
3 1 (0.68%) Power BI
3 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (5.48%) JIRA
2 2 (1.37%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (1.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.68%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.68%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.68%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.68%) Rational Statemate
3 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.68%) Zephyr
General
1 23 (15.75%) Finance
2 8 (5.48%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.74%) Banking
3 4 (2.74%) Financial Institution
3 4 (2.74%) Front Office
3 4 (2.74%) Mandarin Language
4 3 (2.05%) Publishing
4 3 (2.05%) Retail
5 2 (1.37%) Law
5 2 (1.37%) Legal
5 2 (1.37%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.68%) Advertising
6 1 (0.68%) Avionics
6 1 (0.68%) Billing
6 1 (0.68%) Games
6 1 (0.68%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 47 (32.19%) Analyst
2 24 (16.44%) Service Analyst
3 22 (15.07%) Service Desk Analyst
4 14 (9.59%) Project Manager
5 10 (6.85%) 2nd Line Support
5 10 (6.85%) Support Analyst
6 9 (6.16%) Support Engineer
7 8 (5.48%) Desktop Engineer
7 8 (5.48%) Desktop Support
8 7 (4.79%) Coordinator
9 6 (4.11%) Project Coordinator
10 5 (3.42%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 5 (3.42%) Developer
10 5 (3.42%) IT Analyst
10 5 (3.42%) IT Support
11 4 (2.74%) 1st Line Support
11 4 (2.74%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 4 (2.74%) Business Analyst
11 4 (2.74%) IT Engineer
11 4 (2.74%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.05%) COM
1 3 (2.05%) HTML
2 2 (1.37%) AngularJS
2 2 (1.37%) CSS
2 2 (1.37%) LAMP
2 2 (1.37%) Node.js
3 1 (0.68%) jQuery
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.68%) Visualforce
3 1 (0.68%) Web Services
3 1 (0.68%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.33%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.48%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (4.11%) Driving Licence
3 6 (4.11%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.74%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.74%) Equities
4 4 (2.74%) Fixed Income
4 4 (2.74%) Hedge funds
4 4 (2.74%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (2.05%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.37%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.37%) NHS
7 1 (0.68%) BYOD
7 1 (0.68%) Clustering
7 1 (0.68%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.68%) iPhone
7 1 (0.68%) Life Science
7 1 (0.68%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.68%) PMI
7 1 (0.68%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 65 (44.52%) Windows
2 33 (22.60%) Windows 10
3 31 (21.23%) Windows 7
4 10 (6.85%) Android
5 8 (5.48%) Apple iOS
6 6 (4.11%) Windows Server
7 5 (3.42%) Windows Phone
8 4 (2.74%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (2.05%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.37%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.37%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.68%) Linux
11 1 (0.68%) Solaris
11 1 (0.68%) SUSE
11 1 (0.68%) Unix
11 1 (0.68%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (23.29%) ITIL
2 28 (19.18%) Project Management
3 15 (10.27%) Change Management
4 14 (9.59%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (8.90%) PRINCE2
6 12 (8.22%) Problem Management
7 11 (7.53%) Migration
7 11 (7.53%) Service Management
8 10 (6.85%) Incident Management
8 10 (6.85%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (5.48%) Trend Analysis
10 7 (4.79%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (4.79%) Time Management
11 6 (4.11%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (4.11%) Data Protection
11 6 (4.11%) SDLC
11 6 (4.11%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (3.42%) Risk Management
12 5 (3.42%) Service Delivery
12 5 (3.42%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.48%) SQL
2 3 (2.05%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.37%) Ada
3 2 (1.37%) Go
3 2 (1.37%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.37%) Python
4 1 (0.68%) Apex Code
4 1 (0.68%) C
4 1 (0.68%) C#
4 1 (0.68%) C++
4 1 (0.68%) Java
4 1 (0.68%) Perl
4 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (10.96%) Degree
2 10 (6.85%) ITIL Certification
3 9 (6.16%) MCP
4 6 (4.11%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.74%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.05%) CCNP
6 3 (2.05%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.05%) HNC
6 3 (2.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (2.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.37%) CISSP
7 2 (1.37%) HND
7 2 (1.37%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (1.37%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.68%) APMP
8 1 (0.68%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.68%) HPE ATP
8 1 (0.68%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (17.12%) SLA
2 15 (10.27%) PMO
3 3 (2.05%) QA
4 2 (1.37%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.68%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.68%) IFRS
5 1 (0.68%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.68%) MIL-STD-498
System Software
1 44 (30.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.37%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.68%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (10.27%) SCCM
2 10 (6.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (4.11%) AirWatch
4 5 (3.42%) PaperCut
5 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.68%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 87 (59.59%) Microsoft
2 17 (11.64%) Citrix
3 8 (5.48%) Lotus
4 6 (4.11%) iManage
5 5 (3.42%) Cisco
5 5 (3.42%) SAP
6 4 (2.74%) Bloomberg
6 4 (2.74%) CQG
6 4 (2.74%) FactSet
6 4 (2.74%) Fidessa
6 4 (2.74%) Reuters
6 4 (2.74%) VMware
7 3 (2.05%) Adobe
7 3 (2.05%) Apple
7 3 (2.05%) Avaya
7 3 (2.05%) hybris
7 3 (2.05%) Meraki
8 2 (1.37%) HP
8 2 (1.37%) Oracle
8 2 (1.37%) Salesforce.com