Period
to 15 October 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 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
England > North West
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 51 57 66
Rank change year-on-year +6 +9 -30
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 244 181 226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.12% 3.24% 3.15%
As % of the Applications category 49.69% 46.65% 46.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 91 117
North West median daily rate £329 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.15% - +8.33%
10th Percentile £119 £110 £115
90th Percentile £450 £488 £603
England median daily rate £294 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -2.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 38 52
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -31.52% +46.04%
10th Percentile £11.26 £11.05 £11.25
90th Percentile £32.60 £44.84 £47.35
England median hourly rate £15.49 £14.30 £15.50
% change year-on-year +8.36% -7.77% +6.90%

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 491 388 486
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 8.29% 6.94% 6.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 200 256
North West median daily rate £350 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -3.70% +3.85%
10th Percentile £125 £135 £131
90th Percentile £475 £451 £530
England median daily rate £375 £360 £340
% change year-on-year +4.17% +5.88% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 57 68
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £19.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -21.26% +15.45%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.18 £10.61
90th Percentile £40.00 £43.85 £47.00
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.06 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.74% -2.67% +7.46%

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 October 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 October 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 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
Manchester -7 102 £300 -17.24% 48
Cheshire -6 66 £335 +17.54% 21
Lancashire +10 36 £371 +85.63% 9
Merseyside +24 30 £325 -5.45% 12
Cumbria -5 4 £600 - 3
Microsoft Office
England

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

1 181 (74.18%) Microsoft
2 110 (45.08%) Windows
3 71 (29.10%) Active Directory
4 63 (25.82%) Office 365
5 49 (20.08%) Windows 10
5 49 (20.08%) Windows 7
6 36 (14.75%) Finance
7 33 (13.52%) ITIL
8 31 (12.70%) Problem-Solving
9 29 (11.89%) Microsoft Excel
10 28 (11.48%) Microsoft Project
10 28 (11.48%) ServiceNow
11 27 (11.07%) Analytical Skills
11 27 (11.07%) SCCM
11 27 (11.07%) SQL
12 26 (10.66%) Project Management
12 26 (10.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 24 (9.84%) SharePoint
13 24 (9.84%) MS Exchange
13 24 (9.84%) LAN
14 22 (9.02%) Citrix
14 22 (9.02%) Degree
15 21 (8.61%) SLA
15 21 (8.61%) ITSM
16 20 (8.20%) Banking
16 20 (8.20%) Apple
16 20 (8.20%) Remedy
17 19 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
18 18 (7.38%) Agile Software Development
19 17 (6.97%) Asset Management

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 24 (9.84%) MS Exchange
1 24 (9.84%) SharePoint
2 11 (4.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (4.10%) Skype for Business
4 5 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (1.64%) Confluence
5 4 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.23%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.82%) WordPress
8 1 (0.41%) CICS
8 1 (0.41%) CMS
8 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 29 (11.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 28 (11.48%) Microsoft Project
3 10 (4.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (2.87%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.64%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.41%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 14 (5.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.82%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.41%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.41%) Line 50
3 1 (0.41%) Primavera
3 1 (0.41%) Sage X3
3 1 (0.41%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.41%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 63 (25.82%) Office 365
2 16 (6.56%) OneDrive
3 14 (5.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (3.69%) Dynamics 365
5 6 (2.46%) Google Analytics
6 4 (1.64%) SaaS
7 3 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (1.23%) Trello
8 2 (0.82%) Google Drive
9 1 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.41%) Google Tag Manager
9 1 (0.41%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.41%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 24 (9.84%) LAN
2 15 (6.15%) TCP/IP
3 10 (4.10%) DNS
3 10 (4.10%) WAN
4 9 (3.69%) Skype
5 8 (3.28%) Firewall
5 8 (3.28%) Internet
5 8 (3.28%) VPN
6 7 (2.87%) DHCP
7 6 (2.46%) PuTTY
8 5 (2.05%) Intranet
9 4 (1.64%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (1.64%) Wireshark
10 3 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.82%) DMZ
11 2 (0.82%) PSTN
11 2 (0.82%) SAN
11 2 (0.82%) Unified Communications
11 2 (0.82%) VoIP
11 2 (0.82%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (2.87%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.64%) Geospatial Data
5 3 (1.23%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.82%) Big Data
6 2 (0.82%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.82%) OLAP
6 2 (0.82%) OLAP Cube
6 2 (0.82%) Power BI
6 2 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.41%) GIS
7 1 (0.41%) MS Access
7 1 (0.41%) Qlik Sense
7 1 (0.41%) QlikView
7 1 (0.41%) Riak
Development Applications
1 6 (2.46%) JIRA
2 5 (2.05%) MSI
General
1 36 (14.75%) Finance
2 20 (8.20%) Banking
3 9 (3.69%) Marketing
4 8 (3.28%) Legal
5 5 (2.05%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.64%) Law
7 3 (1.23%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.82%) Local Government
8 2 (0.82%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.41%) Billing
9 1 (0.41%) Electronics
9 1 (0.41%) Front Office
9 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.41%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.41%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 62 (25.41%) Analyst
2 30 (12.30%) Project Manager
3 28 (11.48%) Service Analyst
4 24 (9.84%) Service Desk Analyst
5 17 (6.97%) Desktop Support
6 14 (5.74%) IT Support
7 13 (5.33%) Support Analyst
8 12 (4.92%) Developer
8 12 (4.92%) Support Engineer
9 10 (4.10%) Administrator
9 10 (4.10%) Infrastructure Manager
9 10 (4.10%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 9 (3.69%) 1st Line Support
10 9 (3.69%) 2nd Line Support
11 8 (3.28%) Applications Support
11 8 (3.28%) Desktop Engineer
11 8 (3.28%) SQL Developer
12 7 (2.87%) Applications Support Analyst
12 7 (2.87%) Coordinator
12 7 (2.87%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.87%) ISPF
1 7 (2.87%) Lucene
2 6 (2.46%) CSS
3 5 (2.05%) HTML
4 2 (0.82%) COM
4 2 (0.82%) LDAP
5 1 (0.41%) .NET
5 1 (0.41%) jQuery
5 1 (0.41%) SAP Fiori
5 1 (0.41%) SAP TM
5 1 (0.41%) WinForms
5 1 (0.41%) WPF
5 1 (0.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (11.07%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.69%) Management Information System
3 6 (2.46%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.05%) Blackberry
4 5 (2.05%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (1.64%) Data Centre
5 4 (1.64%) User Experience
6 3 (1.23%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.23%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.82%) Analytical Mindset
7 2 (0.82%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.82%) iPhone
7 2 (0.82%) Taxonomies
7 2 (0.82%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.82%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.41%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.41%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.41%) Life Science
8 1 (0.41%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.41%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 110 (45.08%) Windows
2 49 (20.08%) Windows 10
2 49 (20.08%) Windows 7
3 17 (6.97%) Apple iOS
4 16 (6.56%) Mac OS
4 16 (6.56%) Windows Server
5 15 (6.15%) Unix
6 11 (4.51%) Windows 8
7 8 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (2.87%) Linux
8 7 (2.87%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (2.87%) zOS
9 6 (2.46%) Windows XP
10 5 (2.05%) Android
10 5 (2.05%) Windows Phone
10 5 (2.05%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (1.64%) VMS
12 3 (1.23%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.41%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (13.52%) ITIL
2 31 (12.70%) Problem-Solving
3 26 (10.66%) Project Management
4 21 (8.61%) ITSM
5 19 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
6 18 (7.38%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (6.97%) Asset Management
7 17 (6.97%) Service Management
8 16 (6.56%) Analytics
8 16 (6.56%) CRM
8 16 (6.56%) Software Deployment
9 13 (5.33%) Change Management
10 12 (4.92%) Data Analysis
10 12 (4.92%) Incident Management
11 11 (4.51%) Migration
12 10 (4.10%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (4.10%) DevOps
12 10 (4.10%) PRINCE2
13 9 (3.69%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (3.69%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 27 (11.07%) SQL
2 7 (2.87%) JCL
2 7 (2.87%) PowerShell
2 7 (2.87%) Shell Script
3 3 (1.23%) C
4 2 (0.82%) ABAP
4 2 (0.82%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.41%) C#
5 1 (0.41%) Erlang
5 1 (0.41%) Python
5 1 (0.41%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.41%) VB
5 1 (0.41%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.41%) VB6
Qualifications
1 22 (9.02%) Degree
2 12 (4.92%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.69%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (3.28%) A+ Certification
4 8 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (3.28%) SC Cleared
5 7 (2.87%) CCNA
6 5 (2.05%) MCP
6 5 (2.05%) MCSA
6 5 (2.05%) MCSE
7 4 (1.64%) CCENT
8 3 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.23%) MCDST
8 3 (1.23%) MCITP
9 2 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.82%) HNC
9 2 (0.82%) PMP
10 1 (0.41%) CRISC
10 1 (0.41%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.61%) SLA
2 9 (3.69%) QA
3 6 (2.46%) GDPR
4 4 (1.64%) PMO
5 3 (1.23%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.82%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 71 (29.10%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.87%) Time Sharing Option
4 4 (1.64%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.64%) XenDesktop
5 3 (1.23%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.82%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.41%) XenApp
7 1 (0.41%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 27 (11.07%) SCCM
2 26 (10.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (1.64%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (1.64%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (0.82%) DameWare
4 2 (0.82%) SCOM
4 2 (0.82%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.82%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 1 (0.41%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.41%) PaperCut
5 1 (0.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 181 (74.18%) Microsoft
2 28 (11.48%) ServiceNow
3 22 (9.02%) Citrix
4 20 (8.20%) Apple
4 20 (8.20%) Remedy
5 16 (6.56%) VMware
6 13 (5.33%) Oracle
7 11 (4.51%) Cisco
8 10 (4.10%) Moogsoft
9 8 (3.28%) CA
9 8 (3.28%) Google
10 4 (1.64%) F5
10 4 (1.64%) Juniper
10 4 (1.64%) SAP
11 3 (1.23%) BMC
11 3 (1.23%) HP
11 3 (1.23%) Lotus
11 3 (1.23%) McAfee
11 3 (1.23%) Nortel
11 3 (1.23%) Veeam