Period
to 15 December 2018

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 15 December 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
England > North West
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 61 66
Rank change year-on-year -2 +5 -25
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 217 177 204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.64% 3.11% 3.14%
As % of the Applications category 51.79% 45.27% 45.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 98 101
North West median daily rate £300 £350 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +25.00% -9.68%
10th Percentile £115 £126 £115
90th Percentile £450 £500 £500
England median daily rate £290 £290 £300
% change year-on-year - -3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 38 42
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £13.86 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.26% -13.38% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.27 £10.87 £11.25
90th Percentile £23.69 £52.30 £42.71
England median hourly rate £15.00 £14.10 £14.50
% change year-on-year +6.38% -2.76% +3.57%

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 419 391 449
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 7.02% 6.88% 6.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 222 245
North West median daily rate £325 £344 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.45% -0.36% +6.15%
10th Percentile £120 £158 £123
90th Percentile £450 £488 £516
England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 56 57
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -3.23% -10.14%
10th Percentile £11.54 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £35.45 £45.70 £41.90
England median hourly rate £15.96 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -0.25% - +6.67%

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 15 December 2018.

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 15 December 2018.

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 15 December 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
Manchester +3 100 £300 -23.08% 42
Cheshire -5 56 £300 - 7
Merseyside +8 27 £356 +9.62% 11
Lancashire -9 27 £298 +19.00% 8
Cumbria -6 2 - - 2
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 North West region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 155 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 113 (52.07%) Windows
3 80 (36.87%) Active Directory
4 70 (32.26%) Office 365
5 56 (25.81%) Windows 10
6 47 (21.66%) Windows 7
7 42 (19.35%) ITIL
8 33 (15.21%) Finance
8 33 (15.21%) SCCM
9 29 (13.36%) Microsoft Excel
10 28 (12.90%) MS Exchange
11 27 (12.44%) Apple
11 27 (12.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 26 (11.98%) Analytical Skills
13 25 (11.52%) Problem-Solving
13 25 (11.52%) ITSM
14 24 (11.06%) ServiceNow
15 23 (10.60%) Citrix
15 23 (10.60%) SLA
16 22 (10.14%) Remedy
16 22 (10.14%) Banking
17 21 (9.68%) Incident Management
17 21 (9.68%) SharePoint
17 21 (9.68%) SQL
17 21 (9.68%) Apple iOS
17 21 (9.68%) OneDrive
18 20 (9.22%) Software Deployment
18 20 (9.22%) Mac OS
18 20 (9.22%) Asset Management
19 19 (8.76%) Degree

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 28 (12.90%) MS Exchange
2 21 (9.68%) SharePoint
3 10 (4.61%) Skype for Business
4 9 (4.15%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.30%) IBM Notes
6 4 (1.84%) Confluence
6 4 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.84%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.92%) IIS
8 2 (0.92%) WordPress
9 1 (0.46%) CMS
Applications
1 29 (13.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (8.76%) Microsoft Project
3 16 (7.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (3.23%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.84%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.46%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.46%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 14 (6.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.38%) Eikon
3 2 (0.92%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.46%) Primavera
4 1 (0.46%) Retail-J
4 1 (0.46%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 70 (32.26%) Office 365
2 21 (9.68%) OneDrive
3 12 (5.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (3.23%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (2.30%) Google Analytics
6 3 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (1.38%) Trello
7 2 (0.92%) Google Drive
8 1 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.46%) Google Tag Manager
8 1 (0.46%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.46%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.76%) LAN
2 14 (6.45%) VPN
3 12 (5.53%) Internet
4 10 (4.61%) Skype
4 10 (4.61%) WAN
5 9 (4.15%) DNS
5 9 (4.15%) TCP/IP
6 7 (3.23%) Firewall
6 7 (3.23%) Intranet
7 6 (2.76%) DHCP
7 6 (2.76%) PuTTY
8 5 (2.30%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (1.84%) Wireshark
10 3 (1.38%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.92%) PSTN
11 2 (0.92%) SAN
11 2 (0.92%) VoIP
12 1 (0.46%) FTP
12 1 (0.46%) PBX
12 1 (0.46%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.91%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (3.23%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.38%) Geospatial Data
5 3 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.92%) Big Data
6 2 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.92%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.92%) OLAP
6 2 (0.92%) OLAP Cube
6 2 (0.92%) Power BI
6 2 (0.92%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.46%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.46%) MS Access
7 1 (0.46%) QlikView
7 1 (0.46%) Riak
Development Applications
1 6 (2.76%) JIRA
2 5 (2.30%) MSI
3 1 (0.46%) PVCS
General
1 33 (15.21%) Finance
2 22 (10.14%) Banking
3 9 (4.15%) Marketing
4 5 (2.30%) Legal
4 5 (2.30%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.84%) Front Office
6 3 (1.38%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.38%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.92%) Retail
7 2 (0.92%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.46%) Billing
8 1 (0.46%) Electronics
8 1 (0.46%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.46%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 58 (26.73%) Analyst
2 30 (13.82%) Service Analyst
3 25 (11.52%) Service Desk Analyst
4 17 (7.83%) Project Manager
5 16 (7.37%) IT Support
5 16 (7.37%) Support Analyst
6 14 (6.45%) Developer
7 12 (5.53%) Desktop Support
7 12 (5.53%) Support Engineer
8 9 (4.15%) Applications Support
8 9 (4.15%) Applications Support Analyst
8 9 (4.15%) Customer Engineer
9 8 (3.69%) 1st Line Support
9 8 (3.69%) Administrator
9 8 (3.69%) Senior Customer Engineer
9 8 (3.69%) SQL Developer
10 7 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support
10 7 (3.23%) Service Desk Engineer
11 6 (2.76%) Desktop Engineer
12 5 (2.30%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.15%) ISPF
2 7 (3.23%) Lucene
3 5 (2.30%) CSS
4 4 (1.84%) HTML
5 1 (0.46%) .NET
5 1 (0.46%) COM
5 1 (0.46%) jQuery
5 1 (0.46%) LDAP
5 1 (0.46%) SAP Fiori
5 1 (0.46%) SAP TM
5 1 (0.46%) WinForms
5 1 (0.46%) WPF
5 1 (0.46%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (11.98%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.61%) Management Information System
3 9 (4.15%) Blackberry
4 6 (2.76%) Data Protection Act
4 6 (2.76%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (1.84%) Driving Licence
5 4 (1.84%) Smartphone
5 4 (1.84%) User Experience
6 3 (1.38%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.38%) Equities
6 3 (1.38%) Fixed Income
6 3 (1.38%) Hedge funds
6 3 (1.38%) iPhone
6 3 (1.38%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.92%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (0.46%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.46%) Fintech
8 1 (0.46%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.46%) Replication
8 1 (0.46%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 113 (52.07%) Windows
2 56 (25.81%) Windows 10
3 47 (21.66%) Windows 7
4 21 (9.68%) Apple iOS
5 20 (9.22%) Mac OS
6 18 (8.29%) Windows Server
7 17 (7.83%) Unix
8 9 (4.15%) zOS
9 8 (3.69%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (3.23%) Android
10 7 (3.23%) Windows 8
10 7 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (2.76%) Linux
11 6 (2.76%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (1.84%) VMS
12 4 (1.84%) Windows Phone
13 3 (1.38%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.92%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (19.35%) ITIL
2 25 (11.52%) ITSM
2 25 (11.52%) Problem-Solving
3 21 (9.68%) Incident Management
4 20 (9.22%) Asset Management
4 20 (9.22%) Software Deployment
5 19 (8.76%) Service Management
6 17 (7.83%) Project Management
7 16 (7.37%) CRM
8 15 (6.91%) Analytics
9 13 (5.99%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (5.99%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (5.99%) Data Protection
10 12 (5.53%) Service Delivery
11 11 (5.07%) Problem Management
12 10 (4.61%) Change Management
12 10 (4.61%) Data Analysis
12 10 (4.61%) Migration
13 9 (4.15%) ETL
13 9 (4.15%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (9.68%) SQL
2 9 (4.15%) JCL
2 9 (4.15%) Shell Script
3 6 (2.76%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.38%) C
5 2 (0.92%) ABAP
5 2 (0.92%) C#
5 2 (0.92%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.92%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.46%) AWK
6 1 (0.46%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.46%) C++
6 1 (0.46%) Erlang
6 1 (0.46%) Java
6 1 (0.46%) Korn
6 1 (0.46%) sed
6 1 (0.46%) VB
6 1 (0.46%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.46%) VB6
Qualifications
1 19 (8.76%) Degree
2 14 (6.45%) Security Cleared
3 10 (4.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (4.61%) SC Cleared
4 9 (4.15%) A+ Certification
5 8 (3.69%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (3.69%) MCP
6 7 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (2.76%) CCNA
7 6 (2.76%) MCSE
8 5 (2.30%) MCSA
9 4 (1.84%) CCENT
10 3 (1.38%) MCITP
11 2 (0.92%) MCDST
12 1 (0.46%) Analytics IQ
12 1 (0.46%) APMP
12 1 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.46%) HND
12 1 (0.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.46%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (10.60%) SLA
2 6 (2.76%) PMO
2 6 (2.76%) QA
3 3 (1.38%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.38%) GDPR
4 1 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 80 (36.87%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.15%) Time Sharing Option
3 8 (3.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.30%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (1.84%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.38%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.92%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.46%) vSphere
8 1 (0.46%) XenApp
8 1 (0.46%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.46%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 33 (15.21%) SCCM
2 27 (12.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (1.84%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.92%) SCOM
5 1 (0.46%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.46%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 155 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 27 (12.44%) Apple
3 24 (11.06%) ServiceNow
4 23 (10.60%) Citrix
5 22 (10.14%) Remedy
6 15 (6.91%) VMware
7 11 (5.07%) Cisco
8 10 (4.61%) Moogsoft
9 9 (4.15%) Avaya
9 9 (4.15%) CA
9 9 (4.15%) Google
10 8 (3.69%) Oracle
11 6 (2.76%) SAP
12 5 (2.30%) Lotus
13 4 (1.84%) F5
13 4 (1.84%) Juniper
13 4 (1.84%) Veeam
14 3 (1.38%) BMC
14 3 (1.38%) FactSet
14 3 (1.38%) Wallstreet Suite