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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 8 24 -
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -
Contract jobs citing MS Office 8 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 14.55% 0.88% -
As % of the Applications category 72.73% 16.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Average daily rate
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£88 £320 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-72.65% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £295 £263
% change year-on-year
+0.84% +12.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.40 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -3.44%
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County Antrim

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
11 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 20.00% 5.26% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 2
Average daily rate £93 £319 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-70.98% +30.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £80 £315 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £322 £261
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.51 £15.39 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-5.68% -0.74%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 10 (71.43%) Banking
2 9 (64.29%) MS Excel
3 7 (50.00%) Finance
4 5 (35.71%) Investment Banking
4 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (28.57%) Data Analysis
5 4 (28.57%) Windows
6 3 (21.43%) Reuters
6 3 (21.43%) Bloomberg
6 3 (21.43%) Blackberry
6 3 (21.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (21.43%) Project Management
6 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
6 3 (21.43%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (21.43%) Citrix
6 3 (21.43%) DHCP
6 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
6 3 (21.43%) DNS
6 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (21.43%) UNIX
6 3 (21.43%) Workflow
6 3 (21.43%) Windows Vista
6 3 (21.43%) Reference Data
6 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
6 3 (21.43%) AirWatch
7 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
7 2 (14.29%) Fixed Income
7 2 (14.29%) Validation
7 2 (14.29%) Equities
7 2 (14.29%) Data Management

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 3 (21.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (7.14%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (7.14%) IIS
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.14%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (64.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
2 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (7.14%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) DHCP
1 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
1 3 (21.43%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (14.29%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Ant
General
1 10 (71.43%) Banking
2 7 (50.00%) Finance
3 5 (35.71%) Investment Banking
4 1 (7.14%) Legal
4 1 (7.14%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Support Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Operations Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Report Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Operations Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Office 365 Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Implementation Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Graduate Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Data Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Graduate
5 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Service Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (21.43%) Reference Data
2 3 (21.43%) Blackberry
3 2 (14.29%) Fixed Income
3 2 (14.29%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Vista
2 3 (21.43%) UNIX
2 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.14%) Solaris
3 1 (7.14%) Linux
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Data Analysis
2 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (21.43%) Project Management
2 3 (21.43%) Workflow
3 2 (14.29%) Validation
3 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 2 (14.29%) Data Management
4 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Time Management
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.14%) Data Governance
4 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (7.14%) People Management
4 1 (7.14%) Server Building
4 1 (7.14%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.14%) Service Management
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) VBA
2 1 (7.14%) Python
2 1 (7.14%) Jython
2 1 (7.14%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) Perl
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) AirWatch
2 1 (7.14%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Citrix
1 3 (21.43%) Reuters
1 3 (21.43%) Bloomberg
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) Sun