The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 25 - 21
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MS Office 4 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 3.08% - 2.56%
As % of the Applications category 44.44% - 30.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Average daily rate
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£315 - £220
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £250 £250
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.28 £13.60 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -2.85%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Belfast region.

Applications Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
9 3 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 6.92% 3.13% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 4
Average daily rate £315 £125 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+152.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £125 £85
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £125 £220
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+8.48% -6.45%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Office across the Belfast region.

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Belfast region.

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

MS Office
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing MS Office also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MS Office.

1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
1 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
1 4 (80.00%) Relational Database
1 4 (80.00%) Project Management
2 3 (60.00%) Credit Risk
2 3 (60.00%) Banking
2 3 (60.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (40.00%) Requirements Management
3 2 (40.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (20.00%) MS Project
4 1 (20.00%) PowerHouse
4 1 (20.00%) Change Management
4 1 (20.00%) Use Case
4 1 (20.00%) Basel III
4 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region citing MS Office also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MS Office. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (60.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (20.00%) MS Project
3 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Banking
3 2 (40.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Business Analyst
1 5 (100.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Banking Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Credit Risk
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Project Management
2 2 (40.00%) Requirements Management
3 1 (20.00%) Use Case
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) PowerHouse
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) Basel III
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft