Period
to 17 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 67 38
Rank change year-on-year +19 -29 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 197 205 360
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.44% 2.96% 4.22%
As % of the Applications category 49.13% 44.47% 46.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 103 189
North West median daily rate £350 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £110 £108 £130
90th Percentile £500 £500 £453
England median daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 46 52
North West median hourly rate £13.72 £16.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.09% +19.64% -10.40%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £63.75 £42.73 £35.90
England median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.67% +3.45% -

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 401 461 772
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 7.01% 6.65% 9.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 249 429
North West median daily rate £335 £335 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.08% +8.33%
10th Percentile £135 £122 £150
90th Percentile £488 £525 £475
England median daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +1.43% - +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 61 85
North West median hourly rate £14.13 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.72% -8.57% +9.38%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.50 £10.20
90th Percentile £47.05 £42.50 £47.33
England median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45% +3.33%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 +23 90 £375 +44.23% 17
Cheshire +5 66 £320 -1.54% 5
Lancashire +14 16 £250 +108.33% 3
Merseyside -6 11 £325 - 1
Cumbria -8 7 - - 1
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, 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 North West region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 125 (63.45%) Microsoft
2 72 (36.55%) Windows
3 50 (25.38%) Finance
4 48 (24.37%) Microsoft Excel
4 48 (24.37%) Active Directory
5 42 (21.32%) Windows 7
6 39 (19.80%) ITIL
7 34 (17.26%) Office 365
8 33 (16.75%) MS Exchange
9 31 (15.74%) SharePoint
10 30 (15.23%) Project Management
11 27 (13.71%) SCCM
12 25 (12.69%) Change Management
12 25 (12.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 23 (11.68%) MS Visio
14 21 (10.66%) Migration
14 21 (10.66%) Degree
15 20 (10.15%) Security Cleared
16 19 (9.64%) Windows Server
17 18 (9.14%) Windows 10
17 18 (9.14%) VMware
17 18 (9.14%) SQL
18 17 (8.63%) PRINCE2
18 17 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
19 16 (8.12%) SC Cleared
19 16 (8.12%) Microsoft Project
19 16 (8.12%) Citrix
20 15 (7.61%) Blackberry
20 15 (7.61%) Windows Server 2008
20 15 (7.61%) Exchange Server 2010

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 33 (16.75%) MS Exchange
2 31 (15.74%) SharePoint
3 15 (7.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (5.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 9 (4.57%) Skype for Business
6 6 (3.05%) CMS
7 4 (2.03%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.52%) IBM Notes
8 3 (1.52%) SAS
8 3 (1.52%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.02%) IIS
9 2 (1.02%) WordPress
10 1 (0.51%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 48 (24.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (12.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 23 (11.68%) MS Visio
4 16 (8.12%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (1.02%) AutoCAD
5 2 (1.02%) Revit
6 1 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.52%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (1.52%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.51%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.51%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.51%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.51%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.51%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 34 (17.26%) Office 365
2 5 (2.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.52%) Slack
3 3 (1.52%) Trello
4 1 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.51%) G Suite
4 1 (0.51%) PaaS
4 1 (0.51%) SaaS
4 1 (0.51%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.11%) DNS
2 13 (6.60%) DHCP
3 10 (5.08%) LAN
3 10 (5.08%) Skype
3 10 (5.08%) VoIP
4 9 (4.57%) Wi-Fi
5 8 (4.06%) Remote Desktop
6 7 (3.55%) VPN
7 5 (2.54%) Firewall
7 5 (2.54%) Internet
7 5 (2.54%) TCP/IP
7 5 (2.54%) Unified Communications
8 4 (2.03%) 3G
8 4 (2.03%) 4G
9 3 (1.52%) Broadband
9 3 (1.52%) NAS
9 3 (1.52%) PPTP
9 3 (1.52%) SAN
9 3 (1.52%) WAN
9 3 (1.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.57%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.54%) MySQL
3 4 (2.03%) Big Data
3 4 (2.03%) Data Mining
4 3 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (1.52%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 3 (1.52%) Geospatial Data
4 3 (1.52%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.52%) MS Access
4 3 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.52%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.02%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.51%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.51%) DataStage
6 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Power View
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.51%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.51%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (3.55%) JIRA
2 4 (2.03%) MSI
3 3 (1.52%) MorphX
3 3 (1.52%) Subversion
3 3 (1.52%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.51%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.51%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.51%) Moq
4 1 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 50 (25.38%) Finance
2 9 (4.57%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.06%) Banking
4 7 (3.55%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.54%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.52%) General Ledger
6 3 (1.52%) Marketing
6 3 (1.52%) Retail
7 2 (1.02%) Advertising
7 2 (1.02%) Avionics
7 2 (1.02%) Legal
7 2 (1.02%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.51%) Automotive
8 1 (0.51%) Electronics
8 1 (0.51%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (24.37%) Analyst
2 16 (8.12%) Desktop Support
3 14 (7.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 14 (7.11%) Developer
4 12 (6.09%) Administrator
5 10 (5.08%) Service Analyst
6 9 (4.57%) Data Analyst
6 9 (4.57%) IT Support
6 9 (4.57%) Project Manager
6 9 (4.57%) Support Analyst
7 8 (4.06%) 3rd Line Support
7 8 (4.06%) Architect
7 8 (4.06%) Business Analyst
7 8 (4.06%) Service Desk Analyst
7 8 (4.06%) Support Technician
8 7 (3.55%) 1st Line Support
8 7 (3.55%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 7 (3.55%) Support Engineer
9 6 (3.05%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
9 6 (3.05%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.54%) .NET
1 5 (2.54%) XML
2 4 (2.03%) Software Packaging
3 3 (1.52%) Web Services
4 2 (1.02%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.02%) Autofac
4 2 (1.02%) Hibernate
4 2 (1.02%) jQuery
4 2 (1.02%) JSON
4 2 (1.02%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (1.02%) REST
4 2 (1.02%) SAML
4 2 (1.02%) SOAP
4 2 (1.02%) Spring
4 2 (1.02%) XSD
5 1 (0.51%) Kafka
5 1 (0.51%) Qt
5 1 (0.51%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (7.61%) Blackberry
3 7 (3.55%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.54%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (2.03%) CMDB
5 4 (2.03%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.03%) HACMP
5 4 (2.03%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.52%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (1.52%) iPhone
6 3 (1.52%) NHS
6 3 (1.52%) Reference Data
6 3 (1.52%) Replication
6 3 (1.52%) RSA SecurID
6 3 (1.52%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.02%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.02%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.02%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.02%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.02%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 72 (36.55%) Windows
2 42 (21.32%) Windows 7
3 19 (9.64%) Windows Server
4 18 (9.14%) Windows 10
5 15 (7.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (5.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (4.57%) Apple iOS
8 6 (3.05%) Android
9 5 (2.54%) Unix
9 5 (2.54%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (2.03%) AIX
10 4 (2.03%) Mac OS X
11 3 (1.52%) Linux
12 2 (1.02%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.02%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.02%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.51%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (19.80%) ITIL
2 30 (15.23%) Project Management
3 25 (12.69%) Change Management
4 21 (10.66%) Migration
5 17 (8.63%) PRINCE2
6 14 (7.11%) Break/Fix
6 14 (7.11%) Incident Management
7 13 (6.60%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (6.60%) Business Intelligence
7 13 (6.60%) Workflow
8 11 (5.58%) Data Analysis
8 11 (5.58%) Service Management
9 10 (5.08%) Data Management
9 10 (5.08%) Programme Management
10 9 (4.57%) Business Analysis
11 8 (4.06%) Dependency Management
11 8 (4.06%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (3.55%) IT Strategy
12 7 (3.55%) Knowledge Management
13 6 (3.05%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 18 (9.14%) SQL
2 9 (4.57%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.52%) JavaScript
3 3 (1.52%) VBA
3 3 (1.52%) X++
4 2 (1.02%) C#
5 1 (0.51%) C
5 1 (0.51%) C++
Qualifications
1 21 (10.66%) Degree
2 20 (10.15%) Security Cleared
3 16 (8.12%) SC Cleared
4 14 (7.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (4.06%) MCSA
6 5 (2.54%) MCSE
7 4 (2.03%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.03%) MCP
8 3 (1.52%) ACSP
8 3 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (1.52%) CCNA
8 3 (1.52%) HP AIS
8 3 (1.52%) IIBA
8 3 (1.52%) Network+ Certification
8 3 (1.52%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.02%) ECDL
9 2 (1.02%) HND
9 2 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.11%) PMO
2 9 (4.57%) SLA
3 7 (3.55%) Data Quality
4 4 (2.03%) COSHH
4 4 (2.03%) GDPR
5 2 (1.02%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (1.02%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.02%) QA
6 1 (0.51%) COBIT
6 1 (0.51%) GMP
6 1 (0.51%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 48 (24.37%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.06%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (2.54%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.54%) vSphere
5 2 (1.02%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.51%) PowerHA
6 1 (0.51%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 27 (13.71%) SCCM
2 6 (3.05%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 5 (2.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (2.03%) WSUS
5 2 (1.02%) WMI
6 1 (0.51%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 125 (63.45%) Microsoft
2 18 (9.14%) VMware
3 16 (8.12%) Citrix
4 10 (5.08%) Apple
4 10 (5.08%) HP
5 9 (4.57%) Oracle
6 7 (3.55%) SAP
6 7 (3.55%) ServiceNow
7 6 (3.05%) Symantec
8 5 (2.54%) Cisco
8 5 (2.54%) Dell
8 5 (2.54%) IBM
9 4 (2.03%) Proofpoint
10 3 (1.52%) Adobe
10 3 (1.52%) AppDynamics
10 3 (1.52%) Avaya
10 3 (1.52%) Cognos
10 3 (1.52%) LANDesk
10 3 (1.52%) Splunk
10 3 (1.52%) Synology