The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 23 19 17
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Office 1 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 0.98% 5.73% 5.52%
As % of the Applications category 9.09% 25.71% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 8
Average daily rate £315 £450 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £267 £225
% change year-on-year
+12.30% +18.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
MS Office
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Halifax region.

Applications Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
11 35 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 10.78% 22.29% 13.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 33 19
Average daily rate £350 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £280 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £510 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.10 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+11.03% -3.33%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

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

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

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

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Halifax

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

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in Halifax

MS Office
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (25.00%) Change Control
2 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Business Transformation
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) MS Project
2 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (25.00%) Data Mining
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) MS Project
1 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Data Mining
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Banking Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Business Systems Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Lead Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) PMO Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
1 1 (25.00%) Business Transformation
1 1 (25.00%) Change Control
1 1 (25.00%) Change Management
1 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Project Management
1 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft