The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the Belfast region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 17 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MS Office 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 2.02% - -
As % of the Applications category 66.67% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £93 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £269 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.06% -2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.44%
Applications Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
3 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 3.03% 2.60% 7.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Average daily rate £90 £350 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-74.28% +47.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.99% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%
MS Office
County Antrim

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 17 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (83.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (66.67%) SAP
2 4 (66.67%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix
4 1 (16.67%) Thin Client
4 1 (16.67%) Intranet
4 1 (16.67%) Legal
4 1 (16.67%) Banking
4 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
4 1 (16.67%) Fat Client
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Windows
4 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 1 (16.67%) SLA

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (83.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Intranet
General
1 1 (16.67%) Legal
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (16.67%) Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Deployment Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Graduate
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Thin Client
1 1 (16.67%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) SAP
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix