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 3 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 19 16 13
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing MS Office 8 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 5.00% 6.62% 10.96%
As % of the Applications category 24.24% 45.00% 51.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 14
Average daily rate
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£510 £300 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.00% -11.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £194 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £380 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £251 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.45% -8.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £9.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-10.34% +7.40%
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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
33 20 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 20.63% 14.71% 21.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 14 28
Average daily rate £425 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £188 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £438 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 £22.00 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.18% +131.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-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
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 3 March 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 3 March 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 13 (76.47%) Finance
2 9 (52.94%) Banking
2 9 (52.94%) Retail
3 8 (47.06%) MS Excel
3 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
4 7 (41.18%) Project Management
5 6 (35.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (23.53%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
6 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
7 3 (17.65%) Line Management
7 3 (17.65%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Resource Management
7 3 (17.65%) General Ledger
7 3 (17.65%) Oracle
7 3 (17.65%) SAP
8 2 (11.76%) MS Project
8 2 (11.76%) Retail Banking
8 2 (11.76%) Project Planning
9 1 (5.88%) QA
9 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
9 1 (5.88%) SQL
9 1 (5.88%) Change Management
9 1 (5.88%) Regression Testing
9 1 (5.88%) IBM Notes
9 1 (5.88%) ISEB
9 1 (5.88%) Lotus
9 1 (5.88%) Cash Management

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 1 (5.88%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 8 (47.06%) MS Excel
2 4 (23.53%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (11.76%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle General Ledger
General
1 13 (76.47%) Finance
2 9 (52.94%) Banking
2 9 (52.94%) Retail
3 3 (17.65%) General Ledger
4 2 (11.76%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Project Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Administrator
3 2 (11.76%) Project Administrator
3 2 (11.76%) Tester
3 2 (11.76%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) UAT Tester
3 2 (11.76%) PMO Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Lead Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Assistant Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Project Planner
4 1 (5.88%) Programme Planner
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Project Management
2 6 (35.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
3 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
4 3 (17.65%) Line Management
4 3 (17.65%) Resource Management
4 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Project Planning
6 1 (5.88%) Project Governance
6 1 (5.88%) Cash Management
6 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Change Management
6 1 (5.88%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle
2 3 (17.65%) SAP
3 1 (5.88%) Lotus
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