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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 19 17 32
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +15
Contract jobs citing MS Office 26 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 6.74% 3.51% 2.29%
As % of the Applications category 60.47% 37.50% 38.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 2 3
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£355 £329 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.98% -12.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £266 £263
% change year-on-year
+9.02% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £10.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
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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 Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Applications Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
43 16 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 11.14% 9.36% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 4 9
Average daily rate £375 £323 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.27% -5.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £295 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £356 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 0 4
Average hourly rate £17.75 - £16.64
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 - £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.52 - £17.82
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.12 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.76% -5.53%

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 21 August 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Newcastle upon Tyne region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

MS Office Hourly Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 36 (70.59%) Microsoft
2 24 (47.06%) Windows
3 20 (39.22%) MS Excel
4 14 (27.45%) Service Management
5 12 (23.53%) Windows XP
5 12 (23.53%) Service Delivery
6 11 (21.57%) Project Management
6 11 (21.57%) SC Cleared
6 11 (21.57%) Security Cleared
7 10 (19.61%) VBA
7 10 (19.61%) .NET
7 10 (19.61%) Windows 7
8 9 (17.65%) Change Management
9 8 (15.69%) LAN
9 8 (15.69%) WAN
9 8 (15.69%) Cisco
9 8 (15.69%) HP
10 7 (13.73%) ASP.NET
10 7 (13.73%) Web Services
10 7 (13.73%) PRINCE2
10 7 (13.73%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (11.76%) C#
11 6 (11.76%) SQL
11 6 (11.76%) VBScript
11 6 (11.76%) VB
11 6 (11.76%) VB.NET
11 6 (11.76%) SQL Server
11 6 (11.76%) N-Tier
11 6 (11.76%) Programme Management
11 6 (11.76%) Data Management

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 2 (3.92%) IBM Notes
1 2 (3.92%) SharePoint
1 2 (3.92%) MS Exchange
1 2 (3.92%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 20 (39.22%) MS Excel
2 5 (9.80%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.92%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.92%) MS Project
4 1 (1.96%) Open Workbench
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.69%) LAN
1 8 (15.69%) WAN
2 5 (9.80%) Firewall
2 5 (9.80%) Cisco IOS
3 4 (7.84%) Network Security
4 3 (5.88%) Junos
4 3 (5.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 3 (5.88%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 3 (5.88%) DNS
4 3 (5.88%) SSL
4 3 (5.88%) SAN
5 2 (3.92%) Intranet
5 2 (3.92%) MPLS
5 2 (3.92%) DSL
5 2 (3.92%) VPN
6 1 (1.96%) VoIP
6 1 (1.96%) WLAN
6 1 (1.96%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.96%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.76%) SQL Server
1 6 (11.76%) SQL Server 2005
1 6 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 6 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (7.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (7.84%) Finance
2 1 (1.96%) Retail
2 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (35.29%) Analyst
2 10 (19.61%) Project Manager
3 7 (13.73%) Developer
4 6 (11.76%) Support Analyst
5 5 (9.80%) Network Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Service Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (5.88%) Field Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Field Service Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (5.88%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) IT Support
8 2 (3.92%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) SharePoint Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Consultant
8 2 (3.92%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (19.61%) .NET
2 7 (13.73%) ASP.NET
2 7 (13.73%) Web Services
3 4 (7.84%) MDX
4 2 (3.92%) HTML5
4 2 (3.92%) CSS
4 2 (3.92%) HTML
4 2 (3.92%) CSS3
5 1 (1.96%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) N-Tier
2 5 (9.80%) Economics
3 4 (7.84%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.96%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.96%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 24 (47.06%) Windows
2 12 (23.53%) Windows XP
3 10 (19.61%) Windows 7
4 6 (11.76%) Windows 8
5 5 (9.80%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (9.80%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (27.45%) Service Management
2 12 (23.53%) Service Delivery
3 11 (21.57%) Project Management
4 9 (17.65%) Change Management
5 7 (13.73%) PRINCE2
5 7 (13.73%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (11.76%) Programme Management
6 6 (11.76%) Incident Management
6 6 (11.76%) Data Management
6 6 (11.76%) Network Management
6 6 (11.76%) Network Monitoring
7 5 (9.80%) Web Design
8 3 (5.88%) Network Design
8 3 (5.88%) Load Balancing
8 3 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (5.88%) ITIL
9 2 (3.92%) Configuration Management
9 2 (3.92%) Migration
9 2 (3.92%) Network Load Balancing
9 2 (3.92%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (19.61%) VBA
2 6 (11.76%) C#
2 6 (11.76%) SQL
2 6 (11.76%) VBScript
2 6 (11.76%) VB
2 6 (11.76%) VB.NET
3 4 (7.84%) Java
4 3 (5.88%) C
5 1 (1.96%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (21.57%) SC Cleared
1 11 (21.57%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.84%) ISEB
3 3 (5.88%) Degree
4 1 (1.96%) PMP
4 1 (1.96%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.76%) QA
2 3 (5.88%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.96%) P3O
System Software
1 5 (9.80%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.88%) Hyper-V
2 3 (5.88%) vSphere
2 3 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (11.76%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (3.92%) WSUS
3 1 (1.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 36 (70.59%) Microsoft
2 8 (15.69%) HP
2 8 (15.69%) Cisco
3 5 (9.80%) CheckPoint
3 5 (9.80%) McAfee
3 5 (9.80%) Juniper
3 5 (9.80%) F5
4 3 (5.88%) 3PAR
4 3 (5.88%) TippingPoint
4 3 (5.88%) Dell
4 3 (5.88%) EMC
4 3 (5.88%) Toshiba
5 2 (3.92%) Lotus
5 2 (3.92%) Crossbeam
5 2 (3.92%) Riverbed
6 1 (1.96%) Polycom
6 1 (1.96%) NEC
6 1 (1.96%) Citrix
6 1 (1.96%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (1.96%) Adobe
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