Period
to 19 January 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 19 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
England > North West
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 55 43
Rank change year-on-year -8 -12 -9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 161 204 300
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.96% 3.33% 3.54%
As % of the Applications category 43.51% 45.54% 44.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 98 161
North West median daily rate £333 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.83% - +26.32%
10th Percentile £132 £117 £125
90th Percentile £516 £491 £450
England median daily rate £288 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -4.17% - +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 41 53
North West median hourly rate £14.46 £15.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.71% +6.90% -6.45%
10th Percentile £11.08 £10.50 £9.70
90th Percentile £35.94 £28.75 £34.55
England median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -3.45% +3.57% -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 370 448 680
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.80% 7.31% 8.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 243 389
North West median daily rate £335 £345 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.90% +6.15% +8.33%
10th Percentile £163 £126 £150
90th Percentile £488 £524 £450
England median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 55 77
North West median hourly rate £14.46 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.63% -8.57% +13.27%
10th Percentile £11.05 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £37.70 £28.25 £47.33
England median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.13% +3.23% +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 19 January 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 19 January 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 19 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
Manchester +3 73 £375 +57.89% 67
Cheshire -12 54 £300 -4.76% 34
Lancashire +16 14 £300 +100.00% 15
Merseyside -9 11 £325 -7.14% 11
Cumbria -9 2 - - 2
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 North West region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 109 (67.70%) Microsoft
2 52 (32.30%) Windows
3 50 (31.06%) Microsoft Excel
4 37 (22.98%) Finance
5 35 (21.74%) SharePoint
5 35 (21.74%) Active Directory
6 28 (17.39%) Windows 7
7 26 (16.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 19 (11.80%) Project Management
8 19 (11.80%) ITIL
8 19 (11.80%) Windows 10
9 18 (11.18%) Analytical Skills
10 17 (10.56%) Office 365
10 17 (10.56%) SQL
10 17 (10.56%) SQL Server
10 17 (10.56%) MS Exchange
11 16 (9.94%) Windows Server
12 15 (9.32%) PMO
12 15 (9.32%) Windows Server 2008
12 15 (9.32%) Business Intelligence
13 14 (8.70%) Degree
14 13 (8.07%) Agile Software Development
14 13 (8.07%) Data Analysis
15 12 (7.45%) Change Management
15 12 (7.45%) Migration
15 12 (7.45%) MS Visio
16 11 (6.83%) PRINCE2
17 10 (6.21%) Oracle
17 10 (6.21%) XML
17 10 (6.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)

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 35 (21.74%) SharePoint
2 17 (10.56%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.11%) CMS
4 4 (2.48%) SAS
5 3 (1.86%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (1.86%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.24%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.24%) IIS
6 2 (1.24%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.24%) WordPress
7 1 (0.62%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 50 (31.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 26 (16.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (7.45%) MS Visio
4 9 (5.59%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (2.48%) Photoshop
6 2 (1.24%) AutoCAD
6 2 (1.24%) Revit
7 1 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.86%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.86%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.24%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.62%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 17 (10.56%) Office 365
2 4 (2.48%) Google Analytics
2 4 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.48%) Slack
2 4 (2.48%) Trello
3 1 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.62%) G Suite
3 1 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.62%) PaaS
3 1 (0.62%) SaaS
3 1 (0.62%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.59%) TCP/IP
2 8 (4.97%) DHCP
2 8 (4.97%) DNS
3 7 (4.35%) LAN
4 6 (3.73%) Internet
5 5 (3.11%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (2.48%) 3G
6 4 (2.48%) 4G
7 3 (1.86%) VPN
7 3 (1.86%) Wireshark
8 2 (1.24%) ADSL
8 2 (1.24%) Firewall
8 2 (1.24%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (1.24%) Skype
8 2 (1.24%) WAN
9 1 (0.62%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.62%) NAS
9 1 (0.62%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.62%) Network Security
9 1 (0.62%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.56%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.11%) Big Data
2 5 (3.11%) MS Access
2 5 (3.11%) MySQL
3 4 (2.48%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (2.48%) Data Mining
3 4 (2.48%) Geospatial Data
4 3 (1.86%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 3 (1.86%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.86%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.24%) Base SAS
5 2 (1.24%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.24%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.24%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 2 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.62%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 6 (3.73%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.48%) JIRA
2 4 (2.48%) MSI
3 3 (1.86%) MorphX
3 3 (1.86%) Subversion
3 3 (1.86%) WinDbg
4 1 (0.62%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.62%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.62%) Moq
4 1 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 37 (22.98%) Finance
2 7 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.73%) Banking
4 5 (3.11%) Marketing
5 3 (1.86%) Back Office
5 3 (1.86%) General Ledger
5 3 (1.86%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.86%) Retail
6 2 (1.24%) Avionics
6 2 (1.24%) Legal
6 2 (1.24%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.62%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.62%) Automotive
7 1 (0.62%) Electronics
7 1 (0.62%) Military
7 1 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 35 (21.74%) Analyst
2 12 (7.45%) Architect
2 12 (7.45%) Developer
3 11 (6.83%) Desktop Support
4 10 (6.21%) Support Technician
5 9 (5.59%) 1st Line Support
5 9 (5.59%) Data Analyst
6 8 (4.97%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
7 7 (4.35%) IT Engineer
7 7 (4.35%) IT Support
7 7 (4.35%) Service Analyst
8 6 (3.73%) 2nd Line Support Technician
8 6 (3.73%) Active Directory Support
8 6 (3.73%) Administrator
9 5 (3.11%) Business Analyst
9 5 (3.11%) IT Technician
9 5 (3.11%) Junior
9 5 (3.11%) PMO Analyst
9 5 (3.11%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.21%) XML
2 8 (4.97%) .NET
3 5 (3.11%) .NET Framework
3 5 (3.11%) REST
4 3 (1.86%) Web Services
5 2 (1.24%) Autofac
5 2 (1.24%) Hibernate
5 2 (1.24%) jQuery
5 2 (1.24%) JSON
5 2 (1.24%) SAML
5 2 (1.24%) SOAP
5 2 (1.24%) Spring
5 2 (1.24%) XSD
6 1 (0.62%) Kafka
6 1 (0.62%) ODBC
6 1 (0.62%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.62%) Qt
6 1 (0.62%) RESTful
6 1 (0.62%) SGML
6 1 (0.62%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.18%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.59%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.48%) CMDB
3 4 (2.48%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.48%) Reference Data
3 4 (2.48%) Smartphone
4 3 (1.86%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (1.86%) NHS
5 2 (1.24%) CESG
5 2 (1.24%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.24%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.24%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.24%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.62%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.62%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.62%) Pricing Data
6 1 (0.62%) RIA
6 1 (0.62%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.62%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 52 (32.30%) Windows
2 28 (17.39%) Windows 7
3 19 (11.80%) Windows 10
4 16 (9.94%) Windows Server
5 15 (9.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (4.35%) Android
6 7 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (3.73%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (3.11%) Apple iOS
9 4 (2.48%) Linux
9 4 (2.48%) Mac OS X
9 4 (2.48%) Unix
9 4 (2.48%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.86%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.62%) AIX
11 1 (0.62%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.62%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (11.80%) ITIL
1 19 (11.80%) Project Management
2 15 (9.32%) Business Intelligence
3 13 (8.07%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (8.07%) Data Analysis
4 12 (7.45%) Change Management
4 12 (7.45%) Migration
5 11 (6.83%) PRINCE2
6 9 (5.59%) Business Analysis
6 9 (5.59%) Workflow
7 8 (4.97%) Analytics
7 8 (4.97%) Break/Fix
7 8 (4.97%) Data Management
7 8 (4.97%) Enterprise Architecture
8 7 (4.35%) ETL
8 7 (4.35%) Information Architecture
8 7 (4.35%) Programme Management
8 7 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (3.73%) Data Modelling
9 6 (3.73%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 17 (10.56%) SQL
2 7 (4.35%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.11%) C#
4 4 (2.48%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.86%) Python
5 3 (1.86%) VBA
5 3 (1.86%) X++
6 2 (1.24%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.62%) C++
7 1 (0.62%) VB
7 1 (0.62%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (8.70%) Degree
2 9 (5.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (4.97%) Security Cleared
4 5 (3.11%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.86%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.86%) MCSA
5 3 (1.86%) MCSE
6 2 (1.24%) AAT
6 2 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.24%) ECDL
6 2 (1.24%) MBA
6 2 (1.24%) MCP
6 2 (1.24%) Network+ Certification
6 2 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.62%) ACCA
7 1 (0.62%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (0.62%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.62%) HNC
7 1 (0.62%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.62%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.32%) PMO
2 8 (4.97%) Data Quality
3 7 (4.35%) SLA
4 5 (3.11%) GMP
5 4 (2.48%) GDPR
6 2 (1.24%) COSHH
6 2 (1.24%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (1.24%) PCI DSS
6 2 (1.24%) QA
7 1 (0.62%) COBIT
7 1 (0.62%) PSD2
System Software
1 35 (21.74%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.11%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (1.86%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (1.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.24%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.24%) vSphere
5 1 (0.62%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (6.21%) SCCM
1 10 (6.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (1.24%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (0.62%) EdgeSight
3 1 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.62%) HP SIM
3 1 (0.62%) IBM BigFix
3 1 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.62%) vCenter Server
3 1 (0.62%) WSUS
Vendors
1 109 (67.70%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.21%) Oracle
2 10 (6.21%) VMware
3 9 (5.59%) HP
4 7 (4.35%) Citrix
5 6 (3.73%) Apple
5 6 (3.73%) Google
6 5 (3.11%) Cisco
6 5 (3.11%) SAP
7 3 (1.86%) Cognos
7 3 (1.86%) Planview
7 3 (1.86%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.24%) Blue Prism
8 2 (1.24%) Capita
8 2 (1.24%) Dell
8 2 (1.24%) IBM
8 2 (1.24%) Ivanti
8 2 (1.24%) Lotus
8 2 (1.24%) Nokia
8 2 (1.24%) Symantec