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 4 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 21 17 13
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Contract jobs citing MS Office 7 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 4.14% 4.02% 9.17%
As % of the Applications category 29.17% 25.93% 41.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 8
Average daily rate
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£316 £310 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.93% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £242 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £422 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £291 £225 £275
% change year-on-year
+29.44% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £9.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.35 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-4.64% -
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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 Halifax region.

Applications Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
24 27 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 14.20% 15.52% 22.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 19 20
Average daily rate £407 £365 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.36% +14.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £253 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £308
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £9.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -4.61%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Halifax

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Halifax region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 10 (62.50%) MS Excel
1 10 (62.50%) Finance
2 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
3 8 (50.00%) Banking
4 7 (43.75%) Retail
5 5 (31.25%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (25.00%) Oracle
6 4 (25.00%) SAP
6 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 4 (25.00%) Oracle General Ledger
6 4 (25.00%) Waterfall
7 3 (18.75%) Line Management
7 3 (18.75%) MS Project
7 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
7 3 (18.75%) General Ledger
7 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (18.75%) SQL
7 3 (18.75%) Project Management
8 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Project Planning
8 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
8 2 (12.50%) ISEB
8 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (12.50%) QA
8 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (6.25%) Cash Management
9 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 1 (6.25%) Lotus
9 1 (6.25%) ETL

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 10 (62.50%) MS Excel
2 5 (31.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (18.75%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle General Ledger
General
1 10 (62.50%) Finance
2 8 (50.00%) Banking
3 7 (43.75%) Retail
4 3 (18.75%) General Ledger
5 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Project Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Test Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Administrator
4 2 (12.50%) Project Administrator
4 2 (12.50%) PMO Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) PMO Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) PMO Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Lead Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Data Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Project Planner
5 1 (6.25%) UAT Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Programme Planner
5 1 (6.25%) Data Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
1 4 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 3 (18.75%) Line Management
2 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (18.75%) Project Management
3 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Project Planning
3 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
3 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Cash Management
4 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (6.25%) ETL
4 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) ISEB
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) Oracle
2 4 (25.00%) SAP
3 1 (6.25%) Lotus