Period
to 24 April 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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 58 50
Rank change year-on-year -15 -8 -12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 166 172 273
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.88% 3.19% 3.51%
As % of the Applications category 40.79% 39.81% 45.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 72 126
North West median daily rate £325 £290 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.07% -7.20% +15.74%
10th Percentile £121 £105 £123
90th Percentile £523 £469 £488
England median daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 47 58
North West median hourly rate £14.46 £16.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.63% +10.34% +3.57%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.50 £9.49
90th Percentile £33.00 £42.50 £41.63
England median hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year +1.69% -1.67% +7.72%

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 407 432 604
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 7.05% 8.01% 7.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 208 309
North West median daily rate £350 £313 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -2.34% +3.23%
10th Percentile £155 £120 £144
90th Percentile £495 £475 £488
England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 75 77
North West median hourly rate £14.46 £16.18 £16.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.63% -4.43% +20.93%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.70 £9.85
90th Percentile £26.00 £43.23 £47.33
England median hourly rate £16.22 £16.00 £16.05
% change year-on-year +1.34% -0.28% +6.97%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -11 75 £339 +42.63% 39
Cheshire -13 49 £300 +14.29% 25
Lancashire 0 29 £410 +173.33% 3
Merseyside 0 7 £135 -61.59% 10
Cumbria -12 1 £600 +133.01% 1
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 108 (65.06%) Microsoft
2 60 (36.14%) Windows
3 44 (26.51%) Microsoft Excel
4 41 (24.70%) Windows 7
5 39 (23.49%) Active Directory
6 31 (18.67%) Windows 10
7 29 (17.47%) SharePoint
7 29 (17.47%) Finance
8 28 (16.87%) ITIL
9 25 (15.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 21 (12.65%) Agile Software Development
11 19 (11.45%) Office 365
12 18 (10.84%) Project Management
13 16 (9.64%) SQL
14 15 (9.04%) Analytical Skills
14 15 (9.04%) Problem-Solving
15 14 (8.43%) Analytics
15 14 (8.43%) ServiceNow
15 14 (8.43%) Degree
16 13 (7.83%) Business Intelligence
16 13 (7.83%) ITIL Certification
16 13 (7.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 12 (7.23%) Citrix
18 11 (6.63%) MS Visio
18 11 (6.63%) PRINCE2
18 11 (6.63%) Migration
18 11 (6.63%) Information Architecture
18 11 (6.63%) Windows Server
19 10 (6.02%) PMO
19 10 (6.02%) 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 29 (17.47%) SharePoint
2 9 (5.42%) CMS
3 6 (3.61%) MS Exchange
4 4 (2.41%) IBM Notes
5 3 (1.81%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.60%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.60%) IIS
6 1 (0.60%) SAS
6 1 (0.60%) WordPress
Applications
1 44 (26.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (15.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 11 (6.63%) MS Visio
4 9 (5.42%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (4.82%) Photoshop
6 2 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.81%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.60%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.60%) Line 50
3 1 (0.60%) Sage X3
3 1 (0.60%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 19 (11.45%) Office 365
2 8 (4.82%) Google Analytics
3 7 (4.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.81%) Slack
4 3 (1.81%) Trello
5 2 (1.20%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (1.20%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.60%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.02%) TCP/IP
2 9 (5.42%) Internet
3 7 (4.22%) DHCP
3 7 (4.22%) DNS
4 5 (3.01%) LAN
4 5 (3.01%) VoIP
5 4 (2.41%) VPN
6 3 (1.81%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (1.81%) Skype
6 3 (1.81%) Wireshark
7 2 (1.20%) WAN
7 2 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.60%) Broadband
8 1 (0.60%) DKIM
8 1 (0.60%) DMARC
8 1 (0.60%) DMZ
8 1 (0.60%) Firewall
8 1 (0.60%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.60%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.60%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.02%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.41%) Big Data
2 4 (2.41%) MS Access
2 4 (2.41%) Power BI
2 4 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (1.81%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (1.81%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 3 (1.81%) Data Mining
3 3 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.81%) Geospatial Data
3 3 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.20%) MySQL
4 2 (1.20%) PowerPivot
4 2 (1.20%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.20%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Power View
5 1 (0.60%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (2.41%) MSI
1 4 (2.41%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.81%) WinDbg
3 2 (1.20%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.20%) JIRA
3 2 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.60%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.60%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.60%) Rational Statemate
4 1 (0.60%) Subversion
General
1 29 (17.47%) Finance
2 8 (4.82%) Banking
3 5 (3.01%) Marketing
4 3 (1.81%) Back Office
4 3 (1.81%) Legal
5 2 (1.20%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.20%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.60%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.60%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.60%) Law
6 1 (0.60%) Military
6 1 (0.60%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 38 (22.89%) Analyst
2 13 (7.83%) Project Manager
2 13 (7.83%) Service Analyst
3 12 (7.23%) Desktop Support
4 11 (6.63%) Architect
5 10 (6.02%) 2nd Line Support
5 10 (6.02%) Desktop Engineer
5 10 (6.02%) Developer
5 10 (6.02%) Service Desk Analyst
6 9 (5.42%) IT Support
7 8 (4.82%) Business Analyst
7 8 (4.82%) Support Technician
8 7 (4.22%) Active Directory Support
9 6 (3.61%) 1st Line Support
9 6 (3.61%) 2nd Line Support Technician
9 6 (3.61%) Content Manager
9 6 (3.61%) IT Engineer
9 6 (3.61%) Support Engineer
9 6 (3.61%) Web Content Manager
9 6 (3.61%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.22%) XML
2 6 (3.61%) HTML
3 5 (3.01%) CSS
4 4 (2.41%) .NET
4 4 (2.41%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.81%) REST
6 2 (1.20%) RESTful
7 1 (0.60%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.60%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.60%) Entity Framework
7 1 (0.60%) HTML5
7 1 (0.60%) jQuery
7 1 (0.60%) Kafka
7 1 (0.60%) LINQ
7 1 (0.60%) ODBC
7 1 (0.60%) Razor View Engine
7 1 (0.60%) SOAP
7 1 (0.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (0.60%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.04%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.82%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.22%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (2.41%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.81%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.81%) NHS
5 3 (1.81%) Reference Data
6 2 (1.20%) CESG
6 2 (1.20%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.20%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.20%) Handset
6 2 (1.20%) iPhone
6 2 (1.20%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (1.20%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.20%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.60%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.60%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.60%) Replication
7 1 (0.60%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 60 (36.14%) Windows
2 41 (24.70%) Windows 7
3 31 (18.67%) Windows 10
4 11 (6.63%) Windows Server
5 10 (6.02%) Windows 8
6 9 (5.42%) Android
7 8 (4.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (4.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (2.41%) Apple iOS
8 4 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (2.41%) Windows Vista
9 3 (1.81%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.60%) Linux
10 1 (0.60%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.60%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.60%) Unix
10 1 (0.60%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (16.87%) ITIL
2 21 (12.65%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (10.84%) Project Management
4 15 (9.04%) Problem-Solving
5 14 (8.43%) Analytics
6 13 (7.83%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (6.63%) Information Architecture
7 11 (6.63%) Migration
7 11 (6.63%) PRINCE2
8 9 (5.42%) Change Management
8 9 (5.42%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (4.82%) Change Control
9 8 (4.82%) Content Management
9 8 (4.82%) DevOps
9 8 (4.82%) ETL
10 7 (4.22%) Business Analysis
10 7 (4.22%) Data Management
10 7 (4.22%) Service Delivery
10 7 (4.22%) Service Management
10 7 (4.22%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (9.64%) SQL
2 5 (3.01%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.41%) C#
3 4 (2.41%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.81%) Python
4 3 (1.81%) T-SQL
4 3 (1.81%) VBA
5 1 (0.60%) Ada
5 1 (0.60%) VB
5 1 (0.60%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (8.43%) Degree
2 13 (7.83%) ITIL Certification
3 8 (4.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (3.01%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.81%) CCNA
5 3 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.81%) MBA
5 3 (1.81%) MCSA
5 3 (1.81%) MCSE
6 2 (1.20%) A+ Certification
6 2 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.20%) ECDL
6 2 (1.20%) HNC
6 2 (1.20%) MCDST
6 2 (1.20%) MCP
6 2 (1.20%) Network+ Certification
6 2 (1.20%) PMP
6 2 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.20%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.60%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.02%) PMO
2 7 (4.22%) SLA
3 5 (3.01%) GMP
4 4 (2.41%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.20%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (1.20%) GDPR
6 1 (0.60%) COBIT
6 1 (0.60%) PSD2
6 1 (0.60%) QA
System Software
1 39 (23.49%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.01%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (3.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.81%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (1.20%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.20%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.60%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.60%) vSphere
5 1 (0.60%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (7.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 9 (5.42%) SCCM
3 3 (1.81%) HP ALM
4 2 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.20%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.20%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 1 (0.60%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.60%) EdgeSight
5 1 (0.60%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.60%) IBM BigFix
5 1 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.60%) PaperCut
5 1 (0.60%) SCOM
5 1 (0.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.60%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.60%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.60%) WSUS
Vendors
1 108 (65.06%) Microsoft
2 14 (8.43%) ServiceNow
3 12 (7.23%) Citrix
4 10 (6.02%) VMware
5 9 (5.42%) Cisco
5 9 (5.42%) Google
6 7 (4.22%) Apple
7 6 (3.61%) HP
7 6 (3.61%) Oracle
8 5 (3.01%) CheckPoint
9 4 (2.41%) Lotus
10 3 (1.81%) CA
10 3 (1.81%) Capita
10 3 (1.81%) Cognos
10 3 (1.81%) McAfee
10 3 (1.81%) Planview
11 2 (1.20%) Blue Prism
11 2 (1.20%) Ivanti
11 2 (1.20%) Sage
11 2 (1.20%) Tableau