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 7 May 2015 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
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 16 20 36
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +16
Contract jobs citing MS Office 6 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 6.12% 0.96% 0.43%
As % of the Applications category 66.67% 100.00% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Average daily rate
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£124 £90 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.77% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £225 £275
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.35 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-4.64% +3.70%
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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 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 9.18% 0.96% 3.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 3
Average daily rate £164 £90 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+81.94% -74.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £89 £90 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £90 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.24% -3.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £10.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Belfast region over the 3 months to 7 May 2015.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 7 May 2015, 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 13 (56.52%) Banking
2 12 (52.17%) Windows
3 11 (47.83%) MS Excel
4 10 (43.48%) Finance
5 9 (39.13%) Investment Banking
5 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
6 7 (30.43%) Data Analysis
6 7 (30.43%) Fixed Income
7 6 (26.09%) Problem Management
7 6 (26.09%) Windows 7
8 5 (21.74%) Performance Management
8 5 (21.74%) Coaching
8 5 (21.74%) Change Management
8 5 (21.74%) LAN
9 4 (17.39%) DHCP
9 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
9 4 (17.39%) DNS
9 4 (17.39%) Reuters
9 4 (17.39%) Bloomberg
9 4 (17.39%) Blackberry
9 4 (17.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (17.39%) UNIX
9 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
9 4 (17.39%) Citrix
9 4 (17.39%) Windows Vista
9 4 (17.39%) AirWatch
10 3 (13.04%) Incident Management
10 3 (13.04%) Validation
11 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
11 2 (8.70%) Electronic Trading

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 7 May 2015, 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 4 (17.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (4.35%) SAS
2 1 (4.35%) IIS
2 1 (4.35%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 11 (47.83%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.35%) MS Project
2 1 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) LAN
2 4 (17.39%) DHCP
2 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
2 4 (17.39%) DNS
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Ant
General
1 13 (56.52%) Banking
2 10 (43.48%) Finance
3 9 (39.13%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.35%) Financial Institution
4 1 (4.35%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Desktop Support
1 7 (30.43%) Analyst
2 3 (13.04%) Data Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Support Specialist
3 2 (8.70%) Operations Support Specialist
4 1 (4.35%) IT Support
4 1 (4.35%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Support Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Service Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (4.35%) Field Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Field Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Fixed Income
2 4 (17.39%) Blackberry
3 2 (8.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.35%) Mainframe
4 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 12 (52.17%) Windows
2 6 (26.09%) Windows 7
3 4 (17.39%) UNIX
3 4 (17.39%) Windows Vista
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
4 1 (4.35%) Solaris
4 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Data Analysis
2 6 (26.09%) Problem Management
3 5 (21.74%) Performance Management
3 5 (21.74%) Coaching
3 5 (21.74%) Change Management
4 3 (13.04%) Incident Management
4 3 (13.04%) Validation
5 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Electronic Trading
5 2 (8.70%) Workflow
5 2 (8.70%) ITIL
6 1 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (4.35%) People Management
6 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.35%) Data Governance
6 1 (4.35%) Project Management
6 1 (4.35%) Data Management
6 1 (4.35%) Business Analysis
6 1 (4.35%) Service Management
6 1 (4.35%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) Python
1 1 (4.35%) Java
1 1 (4.35%) Perl
1 1 (4.35%) SQL
1 1 (4.35%) Jython
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.35%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) AirWatch
2 1 (4.35%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) Reuters
2 4 (17.39%) Bloomberg
2 4 (17.39%) Citrix
3 2 (8.70%) HP
4 1 (4.35%) Sun