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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 22 22 18
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Contract jobs citing MS Office 3 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 2.24% 3.55% 4.40%
As % of the Applications category 18.75% 33.33% 25.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 3
Median daily rate £272 £342 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.54% +10.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £300 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £399 £422
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £292 £225
% change year-on-year
-1.62% +29.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £9.00 - £9.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £13.50 £14.21
% change year-on-year
+14.81% -4.99%
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
16 18 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 11.94% 10.65% 16.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 20
Median daily rate £342 £407 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.86% +5.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £290 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £440 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £9.00 - £9.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -6.45%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Halifax region citing MS Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MS Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Halifax region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) Banking
2 2 (50.00%) Retail
2 2 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (50.00%) Retail Banking
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (25.00%) Backup Exec
3 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (25.00%) Data Mining
3 1 (25.00%) ATM
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (25.00%) MS Project
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Server
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (25.00%) Data Centre Operations
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (50.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (25.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) ATM
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Data Mining
General
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
1 2 (50.00%) Retail
1 2 (50.00%) Retail Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Business Systems Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Project Assistant
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre Operations
2 1 (25.00%) Email Filtering
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Server
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Intel Security
2 1 (25.00%) Veritas
2 1 (25.00%) VMware