Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 49 57
Rank change year-on-year -15 +8 -21
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 200 202 249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.25% 3.57% 3.24%
As % of the Applications category 43.20% 44.30% 44.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 95 110
North West median daily rate £325 £300 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -6.98% +3.86%
10th Percentile £114 £103 £112
90th Percentile £488 £500 £550
England median daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 55 55
North West median hourly rate £14.00 £16.18 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.47% -19.10% +42.86%
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.77 £10.60
90th Percentile £35.25 £45.80 £47.00
England median hourly rate £15.49 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.23% -6.25% +14.29%

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 463 456 561
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 7.52% 8.05% 7.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 222 259
North West median daily rate £340 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.62% - -
10th Percentile £137 £113 £129
90th Percentile £500 £473 £491
England median daily rate £375 £358 £350
% change year-on-year +4.90% +2.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 85 75
North West median hourly rate £14.50 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.71% -2.86% +20.69%
10th Percentile £11.74 £11.25 £10.40
90th Percentile £35.75 £45.28 £47.20
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +10.00%

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 July 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 17 July 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 17 July 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 -25 78 £205 - 49
Cheshire -10 61 £330 +10.00% 17
Lancashire +1 39 £410 +115.79% 5
Merseyside +15 14 £300 -20.00% 11
Cumbria -10 3 £600 -
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 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.

1 137 (68.50%) Microsoft
2 77 (38.50%) Windows
3 47 (23.50%) Windows 7
4 43 (21.50%) Active Directory
5 33 (16.50%) Microsoft Excel
6 32 (16.00%) ITIL
7 31 (15.50%) Office 365
8 30 (15.00%) Windows 10
9 26 (13.00%) Problem-Solving
10 25 (12.50%) Finance
10 25 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
11 23 (11.50%) ServiceNow
12 22 (11.00%) Analytical Skills
13 21 (10.50%) Microsoft Project
14 20 (10.00%) Project Management
15 19 (9.50%) Citrix
16 18 (9.00%) SQL
16 18 (9.00%) Stakeholder Management
17 17 (8.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
17 17 (8.50%) SLA
17 17 (8.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 16 (8.00%) SharePoint
18 16 (8.00%) DevOps
19 15 (7.50%) Degree
19 15 (7.50%) ITIL Certification
20 14 (7.00%) Migration
20 14 (7.00%) Service Management
20 14 (7.00%) Change Management
21 13 (6.50%) Analytics
22 11 (5.50%) Windows 8

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 16 (8.00%) SharePoint
2 10 (5.00%) MS Exchange
3 8 (4.00%) Skype for Business
4 6 (3.00%) IBM Notes
5 5 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (2.00%) CMS
7 2 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.50%) CICS
8 1 (0.50%) Confluence
8 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.50%) IIS
Applications
1 33 (16.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (10.50%) Microsoft Project
3 17 (8.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (4.50%) MS Visio
5 5 (2.50%) Photoshop
6 2 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.50%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.00%) Line 50
2 2 (1.00%) Sage X3
2 2 (1.00%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.50%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.50%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 31 (15.50%) Office 365
2 8 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.00%) Google Analytics
4 4 (2.00%) SaaS
5 3 (1.50%) OneDrive
6 2 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (1.00%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (1.00%) Trello
7 1 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.50%) Google Drive
7 1 (0.50%) NuGet
7 1 (0.50%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.00%) LAN
1 10 (5.00%) TCP/IP
2 8 (4.00%) DNS
3 7 (3.50%) Skype
3 7 (3.50%) VoIP
4 6 (3.00%) DHCP
4 6 (3.00%) VPN
5 5 (2.50%) Internet
6 3 (1.50%) Firewall
7 2 (1.00%) DMZ
7 2 (1.00%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (1.00%) Unified Communications
7 2 (1.00%) WAN
7 2 (1.00%) WebEx
7 2 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.00%) Wireless
8 1 (0.50%) 4G
8 1 (0.50%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.50%) Cisco IPT
8 1 (0.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.50%) Power BI
2 4 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (2.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.50%) Geospatial Data
3 3 (1.50%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.00%) Big Data
4 2 (1.00%) PowerPivot
4 2 (1.00%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.50%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.50%) DB2
5 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.50%) GIS
5 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Power View
5 1 (0.50%) Qlik Sense
5 1 (0.50%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (1.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.00%) JIRA
1 2 (1.00%) MSI
1 2 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.50%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.50%) Rational Statemate
2 1 (0.50%) Subversion
2 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 25 (12.50%) Finance
2 10 (5.00%) Banking
3 7 (3.50%) Legal
4 5 (2.50%) Law
4 5 (2.50%) Marketing
5 3 (1.50%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.50%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.00%) Local Government
6 2 (1.00%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.50%) Billing
7 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.50%) Front Office
7 1 (0.50%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.50%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.50%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 53 (26.50%) Analyst
2 26 (13.00%) Project Manager
3 20 (10.00%) Service Analyst
4 16 (8.00%) Desktop Support
4 16 (8.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 11 (5.50%) Business Analyst
5 11 (5.50%) IT Support
6 10 (5.00%) Service Manager
7 9 (4.50%) 2nd Line Support
7 9 (4.50%) Support Engineer
8 8 (4.00%) 1st Line Support
8 8 (4.00%) Coordinator
8 8 (4.00%) Desktop Engineer
9 7 (3.50%) Security Analyst
10 6 (3.00%) Infrastructure Manager
10 6 (3.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 5 (2.50%) Administrator
11 5 (2.50%) IT Analyst
11 5 (2.50%) Support Analyst
11 5 (2.50%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.50%) HTML
2 6 (3.00%) CSS
3 2 (1.00%) LDAP
4 1 (0.50%) .NET
4 1 (0.50%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.50%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.50%) COM
4 1 (0.50%) Entity Framework
4 1 (0.50%) HTML5
4 1 (0.50%) jQuery
4 1 (0.50%) LINQ
4 1 (0.50%) Razor View Engine
4 1 (0.50%) RESTful
4 1 (0.50%) SOAP
4 1 (0.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (0.50%) Web Services
4 1 (0.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.00%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.50%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.00%) Blackberry
3 6 (3.00%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (2.00%) Taxonomies
6 2 (1.00%) Analytical Mindset
6 2 (1.00%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.00%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.00%) Handset
6 2 (1.00%) iPhone
6 2 (1.00%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.00%) NHS
6 2 (1.00%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.00%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.50%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.50%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.50%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (0.50%) Social Media
7 1 (0.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 77 (38.50%) Windows
2 47 (23.50%) Windows 7
3 30 (15.00%) Windows 10
4 11 (5.50%) Windows 8
5 10 (5.00%) Android
6 9 (4.50%) Windows Server
7 7 (3.50%) Apple iOS
7 7 (3.50%) Windows XP
8 5 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (2.00%) Windows Vista
10 3 (1.50%) Mac OS
10 3 (1.50%) Unix
10 3 (1.50%) Windows Phone
11 2 (1.00%) Linux
12 1 (0.50%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.50%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (16.00%) ITIL
2 26 (13.00%) Problem-Solving
3 25 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (10.00%) Project Management
5 18 (9.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (8.00%) DevOps
7 14 (7.00%) Change Management
7 14 (7.00%) Migration
7 14 (7.00%) Service Management
8 13 (6.50%) Analytics
9 11 (5.50%) PRINCE2
10 10 (5.00%) Data Analysis
11 9 (4.50%) Data Management
11 9 (4.50%) Information Security
12 8 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (4.00%) Decision-Making
13 7 (3.50%) Incident Management
13 7 (3.50%) Time Management
14 6 (3.00%) Continuous Improvement
14 6 (3.00%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 18 (9.00%) SQL
2 3 (1.50%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.00%) C
3 2 (1.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.50%) Ada
4 1 (0.50%) C#
4 1 (0.50%) Python
4 1 (0.50%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (7.50%) Degree
1 15 (7.50%) ITIL Certification
2 9 (4.50%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (2.50%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.50%) CCNA
6 3 (1.50%) HNC
6 3 (1.50%) MCP
7 2 (1.00%) MBA
7 2 (1.00%) MCDST
7 2 (1.00%) MCSE
7 2 (1.00%) PMP
7 2 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.50%) CCENT
8 1 (0.50%) CISM
8 1 (0.50%) CRISC
8 1 (0.50%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.50%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.50%) SLA
2 5 (2.50%) GDPR
2 5 (2.50%) QA
3 4 (2.00%) PMO
4 3 (1.50%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.50%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 43 (21.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.00%) XenDesktop
3 2 (1.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (1.00%) Terminal Services
3 2 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.50%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.50%) XenApp
4 1 (0.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (8.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 11 (5.50%) SCCM
3 3 (1.50%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.00%) DameWare
4 2 (1.00%) PaperCut
4 2 (1.00%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.00%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 1 (0.50%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.50%) SCOM
5 1 (0.50%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 137 (68.50%) Microsoft
2 23 (11.50%) ServiceNow
3 19 (9.50%) Citrix
4 11 (5.50%) Cisco
5 9 (4.50%) Apple
6 7 (3.50%) Google
6 7 (3.50%) Oracle
7 6 (3.00%) Lotus
7 6 (3.00%) VMware
8 5 (2.50%) CheckPoint
9 4 (2.00%) Capita
9 4 (2.00%) McAfee
10 3 (1.50%) Remedy
10 3 (1.50%) Sage
10 3 (1.50%) Tableau
11 2 (1.00%) CA
11 2 (1.00%) MobileIron
11 2 (1.00%) NetApp
11 2 (1.00%) Siemens
11 2 (1.00%) Symantec