The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the Newcastle upon Tyne region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 23 31 5
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -26
Contract jobs citing MS Office 17 4 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 5.07% 1.90% 12.78%
As % of the Applications category 35.42% 26.67% 71.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 12
Average daily rate
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£400 £550 £148
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +272.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £550 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £220 £285
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -22.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £13.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.03 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-6.94% +3.70%
MS Office
Tyne and Wear

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

Applications Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
48 15 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 14.33% 7.14% 17.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 5 19
Average daily rate £428 £443 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.38% +108.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £219 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £550 £304
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 2
Average hourly rate £13.75 £13.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +8.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

MS Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Newcastle upon Tyne region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne 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 45 (72.58%) Microsoft
2 28 (45.16%) MS Excel
3 25 (40.32%) Windows
4 23 (37.10%) Security Cleared
5 22 (35.48%) Business Intelligence
6 21 (33.87%) Service Delivery
7 20 (32.26%) Service Management
8 19 (30.65%) Project Management
8 19 (30.65%) SC Cleared
9 16 (25.81%) .NET
9 16 (25.81%) ASP.NET
10 15 (24.19%) SQL
11 14 (22.58%) VBScript
11 14 (22.58%) C#
11 14 (22.58%) SQL Server
11 14 (22.58%) VB.NET
11 14 (22.58%) VBA
11 14 (22.58%) PRINCE2
11 14 (22.58%) N-Tier
11 14 (22.58%) Data Management
11 14 (22.58%) SQL Server 2005
11 14 (22.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 14 (22.58%) SQL Server 2008
12 13 (20.97%) MS PowerPoint
13 12 (19.35%) Web Design
13 12 (19.35%) MS Visio
13 12 (19.35%) VB
13 12 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
14 10 (16.13%) Web Services
14 10 (16.13%) MDX

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne 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 8 (12.90%) SAS
2 5 (8.06%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (3.23%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.61%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 28 (45.16%) MS Excel
2 13 (20.97%) MS PowerPoint
3 12 (19.35%) MS Visio
4 5 (8.06%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.90%) Telnet
1 8 (12.90%) FTP
2 5 (8.06%) Cisco IOS
2 5 (8.06%) Firewall
2 5 (8.06%) DNS
2 5 (8.06%) LAN
2 5 (8.06%) WAN
3 4 (6.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 4 (6.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 4 (6.45%) SSL
3 4 (6.45%) SAN
3 4 (6.45%) Network Security
4 3 (4.84%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (4.84%) Junos
5 2 (3.23%) Intranet
6 1 (1.61%) Internet
6 1 (1.61%) VoIP
6 1 (1.61%) WLAN
6 1 (1.61%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (22.58%) SQL Server
1 14 (22.58%) SQL Server 2005
1 14 (22.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 14 (22.58%) SQL Server 2008
2 10 (16.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 10 (16.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 8 (12.90%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (12.90%) Base SAS
3 8 (12.90%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 7 (11.29%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (8.06%) Finance
2 2 (3.23%) Electronics
2 2 (3.23%) Military
3 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (37.10%) Developer
2 17 (27.42%) Project Manager
3 8 (12.90%) SAS Developer
4 6 (9.68%) Senior Project Manager
4 6 (9.68%) Senior Manager
5 5 (8.06%) Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Network Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) SQL Developer
7 3 (4.84%) Business Analyst
8 2 (3.23%) SharePoint Developer
8 2 (3.23%) Service Analyst
8 2 (3.23%) Consultant
8 2 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (3.23%) .NET Developer
8 2 (3.23%) Service Desk Analyst
9 1 (1.61%) IT Project Manager
9 1 (1.61%) Operations Manager
9 1 (1.61%) Administrator
9 1 (1.61%) Solutions Designer
9 1 (1.61%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (25.81%) .NET
1 16 (25.81%) ASP.NET
2 10 (16.13%) Web Services
2 10 (16.13%) MDX
3 8 (12.90%) ODBC
4 4 (6.45%) CSS
5 2 (3.23%) REST
5 2 (3.23%) CSS3
5 2 (3.23%) HTML5
5 2 (3.23%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.58%) N-Tier
2 12 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (11.29%) Economics
4 6 (9.68%) Statistics
5 4 (6.45%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.61%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 25 (40.32%) Windows
2 8 (12.90%) UNIX
2 8 (12.90%) Solaris
3 5 (8.06%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (8.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (4.84%) Windows XP
4 3 (4.84%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.61%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.61%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (35.48%) Business Intelligence
2 21 (33.87%) Service Delivery
3 20 (32.26%) Service Management
4 19 (30.65%) Project Management
5 14 (22.58%) PRINCE2
5 14 (22.58%) Data Management
6 12 (19.35%) Web Design
7 8 (12.90%) ITIL
7 8 (12.90%) ETL
8 7 (11.29%) Programme Management
9 6 (9.68%) Change Management
9 6 (9.68%) Incident Management
10 5 (8.06%) Network Monitoring
10 5 (8.06%) Network Management
11 4 (6.45%) Load Balancing
11 4 (6.45%) Network Design
12 3 (4.84%) Time Management
13 2 (3.23%) BPR
13 2 (3.23%) Configuration Management
13 2 (3.23%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (24.19%) SQL
2 14 (22.58%) VBScript
2 14 (22.58%) C#
2 14 (22.58%) VB.NET
2 14 (22.58%) VBA
3 12 (19.35%) VB
4 8 (12.90%) Shell Script
5 3 (4.84%) C
6 2 (3.23%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 23 (37.10%) Security Cleared
2 19 (30.65%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.45%) SAS Certification
4 2 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.61%) PMP
5 1 (1.61%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.61%) ISEB
5 1 (1.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.68%) QA
2 4 (6.45%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.61%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.61%) P3O
System Software
1 4 (6.45%) VMware ESXi
1 4 (6.45%) vSphere
1 4 (6.45%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (8.06%) WhatsUp Gold
2 3 (4.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (3.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 45 (72.58%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.29%) Cisco
2 7 (11.29%) Informatica
3 5 (8.06%) CheckPoint
3 5 (8.06%) McAfee
3 5 (8.06%) Juniper
4 4 (6.45%) F5
4 4 (6.45%) 3PAR
4 4 (6.45%) TippingPoint
4 4 (6.45%) HP
4 4 (6.45%) EMC
5 2 (3.23%) Lotus
6 1 (1.61%) NEC
6 1 (1.61%) Crossbeam
6 1 (1.61%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (1.61%) Citrix
6 1 (1.61%) Polycom
6 1 (1.61%) Riverbed