The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 6 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 26 23 16
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -7
Contract jobs citing MS Office 25 38 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 4.38% 7.82% 6.92%
As % of the Applications category 39.06% 57.58% 56.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 20 4
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£400 £298 £140
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.19% +112.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £130 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £392 £205
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £265 £275
% change year-on-year
+3.77% -3.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
Average hourly rate £14.75 £14.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.50% -62.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%
MS Office
England

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

Applications Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
64 66 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 11.21% 13.58% 12.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 36 12
Average daily rate £375 £250 £140
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +78.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £308 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.69% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 6
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.77% -62.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in the North East

MS Office
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the North East region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

MS Office
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the North East region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -5 15 £400 +35.10% 6
Durham -5 4 - -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 53 (67.95%) Microsoft
2 34 (43.59%) MS Excel
3 24 (30.77%) Service Management
3 24 (30.77%) Security Cleared
4 23 (29.49%) Windows
5 20 (25.64%) SC Cleared
6 19 (24.36%) Business Intelligence
7 18 (23.08%) Service Delivery
8 17 (21.79%) Project Management
9 15 (19.23%) SQL
10 13 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
11 11 (14.10%) MS Visio
12 10 (12.82%) ITIL
12 10 (12.82%) Economics
12 10 (12.82%) MS PowerPoint
13 9 (11.54%) SQL Server 2005
13 9 (11.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 9 (11.54%) Programme Management
13 9 (11.54%) Change Management
13 9 (11.54%) Firewall
13 9 (11.54%) PRINCE2
13 9 (11.54%) VBScript
13 9 (11.54%) C#
13 9 (11.54%) VB.NET
13 9 (11.54%) VBA
13 9 (11.54%) .NET
13 9 (11.54%) SQL Server
13 9 (11.54%) ASP.NET
13 9 (11.54%) SQL Server 2008
14 8 (10.26%) Base SAS

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 (10.26%) SAS
2 5 (6.41%) Lync
3 2 (2.56%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.28%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.28%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 34 (43.59%) MS Excel
2 11 (14.10%) MS Visio
3 10 (12.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (3.85%) MS Project
5 1 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.85%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (3.85%) SAP PP
2 2 (2.56%) SAP SD
3 1 (1.28%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.54%) Firewall
2 8 (10.26%) FTP
2 8 (10.26%) LAN
2 8 (10.26%) WAN
2 8 (10.26%) Telnet
3 7 (8.97%) DNS
3 7 (8.97%) Cisco IOS
4 6 (7.69%) Network Security
4 6 (7.69%) SSL
4 6 (7.69%) SAN
4 6 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 6 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 5 (6.41%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (6.41%) Junos
6 4 (5.13%) Intranet
7 3 (3.85%) TCP/IP
8 2 (2.56%) VoIP
9 1 (1.28%) DHCP
9 1 (1.28%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.54%) SQL Server
1 9 (11.54%) SQL Server 2005
1 9 (11.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 9 (11.54%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (10.26%) Base SAS
2 8 (10.26%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 8 (10.26%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (8.97%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 6 (7.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 6 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.28%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (6.41%) JIRA
General
1 8 (10.26%) Finance
2 4 (5.13%) Retail
3 2 (2.56%) Spanish Language
3 2 (2.56%) Military
3 2 (2.56%) Electronics
3 2 (2.56%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (28.21%) Developer
2 17 (21.79%) Project Manager
3 12 (15.38%) Analyst
4 10 (12.82%) Business Analyst
5 8 (10.26%) Network Engineer
5 8 (10.26%) SAS Developer
6 4 (5.13%) Senior Project Manager
6 4 (5.13%) Senior Manager
6 4 (5.13%) Excel Developer
6 4 (5.13%) Database Developer
7 3 (3.85%) Support Engineer
7 3 (3.85%) SQL Developer
7 3 (3.85%) IT Business Analyst
8 2 (2.56%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (2.56%) Desktop Support
8 2 (2.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 1 (1.28%) SAS BI Developer
9 1 (1.28%) IT Support
9 1 (1.28%) IT Technician
9 1 (1.28%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.54%) .NET
1 9 (11.54%) ASP.NET
2 8 (10.26%) ODBC
3 6 (7.69%) Web Services
3 6 (7.69%) MDX
4 2 (2.56%) CSS
5 1 (1.28%) jBPM
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (12.82%) Economics
3 8 (10.26%) N-Tier
4 6 (7.69%) Cryptography
4 6 (7.69%) Statistics
5 4 (5.13%) NHS
6 3 (3.85%) SCADA
7 1 (1.28%) Informatics
7 1 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (29.49%) Windows
2 8 (10.26%) Solaris
2 8 (10.26%) UNIX
3 7 (8.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (6.41%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.56%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.28%) VME
7 1 (1.28%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (30.77%) Service Management
2 19 (24.36%) Business Intelligence
3 18 (23.08%) Service Delivery
4 17 (21.79%) Project Management
5 10 (12.82%) ITIL
6 9 (11.54%) PRINCE2
6 9 (11.54%) Change Management
6 9 (11.54%) Programme Management
7 8 (10.26%) Data Management
7 8 (10.26%) ETL
7 8 (10.26%) Incident Management
8 7 (8.97%) Network Management
8 7 (8.97%) Network Monitoring
8 7 (8.97%) Web Design
9 6 (7.69%) Network Design
9 6 (7.69%) Load Balancing
10 5 (6.41%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (6.41%) Integration Testing
10 5 (6.41%) Test Scripting
10 5 (6.41%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (19.23%) SQL
2 9 (11.54%) VBScript
2 9 (11.54%) C#
2 9 (11.54%) VB.NET
2 9 (11.54%) VBA
3 8 (10.26%) Shell Script
4 6 (7.69%) VB
5 5 (6.41%) ABAP
6 1 (1.28%) X++
6 1 (1.28%) COBOL
6 1 (1.28%) Java
6 1 (1.28%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 20 (25.64%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.13%) SAS Certification
4 2 (2.56%) Degree
4 2 (2.56%) CCNA
4 2 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.28%) VCP4
5 1 (1.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.97%) QA
2 6 (7.69%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.28%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (7.69%) Hyper-V
1 6 (7.69%) vSphere
1 6 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (2.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (8.97%) WhatsUp Gold
2 5 (6.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 53 (67.95%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.26%) Cisco
3 7 (8.97%) Juniper
3 7 (8.97%) HP
3 7 (8.97%) CheckPoint
3 7 (8.97%) McAfee
3 7 (8.97%) Informatica
4 6 (7.69%) TippingPoint
4 6 (7.69%) SAP
4 6 (7.69%) EMC
4 6 (7.69%) 3PAR
4 6 (7.69%) F5
5 3 (3.85%) Oracle
6 2 (2.56%) Lotus
6 2 (2.56%) Hyperion
7 1 (1.28%) Riverbed
7 1 (1.28%) Micro Focus
7 1 (1.28%) BT
7 1 (1.28%) Crossbeam
7 1 (1.28%) Dell
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