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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 36 26 22
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -4
Contract jobs citing MS Office 26 43 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.86% 7.20% 4.84%
As % of the Applications category 35.14% 55.84% 39.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 24 2
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£426 £296 £140
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.79% +111.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £253 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.91% -8.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £10.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +38.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.25 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-5.35% -
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
74 77 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 10.98% 12.90% 12.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 41 13
Average daily rate £350 £238 £140
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.36% +69.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 3
Average hourly rate £12.00 £14.00 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +9.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £12.00 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £18.70 £16.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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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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 -9 16 £426 +43.76% 11
Durham -6 5 - - 5
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 48 (67.61%) Microsoft
2 26 (36.62%) MS Excel
3 21 (29.58%) Service Management
3 21 (29.58%) Security Cleared
4 20 (28.17%) Business Intelligence
5 18 (25.35%) Project Management
5 18 (25.35%) SC Cleared
6 15 (21.13%) Windows
7 14 (19.72%) SQL
7 14 (19.72%) Service Delivery
8 13 (18.31%) Analytical Skills
9 11 (15.49%) Finance
10 10 (14.08%) Economics
10 10 (14.08%) MS Visio
10 10 (14.08%) MS PowerPoint
11 9 (12.68%) PRINCE2
11 9 (12.68%) Change Management
11 9 (12.68%) Programme Management
12 8 (11.27%) Data Management
12 8 (11.27%) Telnet
12 8 (11.27%) UNIX
12 8 (11.27%) Solaris
12 8 (11.27%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (11.27%) ETL
12 8 (11.27%) SAS
12 8 (11.27%) VBScript
12 8 (11.27%) C#
12 8 (11.27%) VB.NET
12 8 (11.27%) VBA
12 8 (11.27%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 (11.27%) SAS
2 5 (7.04%) Lync
3 2 (2.82%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.41%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 26 (36.62%) MS Excel
2 10 (14.08%) MS Visio
2 10 (14.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (4.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (7.04%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (4.23%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (4.23%) SAP PP
3 2 (2.82%) SAP SD
4 1 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.27%) Telnet
1 8 (11.27%) FTP
2 6 (8.45%) Firewall
3 5 (7.04%) LAN
3 5 (7.04%) WAN
4 4 (5.63%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (4.23%) Network Security
5 3 (4.23%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (4.23%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 3 (4.23%) SAN
5 3 (4.23%) SSL
5 3 (4.23%) DNS
6 2 (2.82%) VoIP
6 2 (2.82%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.82%) Intranet
6 2 (2.82%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (2.82%) Junos
7 1 (1.41%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.27%) Data Warehouse
1 8 (11.27%) SQL Server
1 8 (11.27%) SQL Server 2005
1 8 (11.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 8 (11.27%) Base SAS
1 8 (11.27%) SAS Enterprise Guide
1 8 (11.27%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (9.86%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 6 (8.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 6 (8.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (4.23%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (4.23%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (7.04%) JIRA
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle Forms
General
1 11 (15.49%) Finance
2 4 (5.63%) Spanish Language
3 3 (4.23%) Retail
4 2 (2.82%) Electronics
4 2 (2.82%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.82%) Military
5 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (26.76%) Developer
2 17 (23.94%) Project Manager
3 11 (15.49%) Analyst
4 10 (14.08%) Business Analyst
5 8 (11.27%) SAS Developer
6 5 (7.04%) Network Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) Senior Manager
7 4 (5.63%) Senior Project Manager
8 3 (4.23%) IT Business Analyst
9 2 (2.82%) Support Engineer
9 2 (2.82%) Desktop Support
9 2 (2.82%) Excel Developer
9 2 (2.82%) Database Developer
9 2 (2.82%) SQL Developer
10 1 (1.41%) PMO Manager
10 1 (1.41%) Dynamics AX Developer
10 1 (1.41%) Financial Analyst
10 1 (1.41%) Applications Project Manager
10 1 (1.41%) Documentation Specialist
10 1 (1.41%) Senior PMO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.27%) .NET
1 8 (11.27%) ASP.NET
1 8 (11.27%) ODBC
2 6 (8.45%) Web Services
2 6 (8.45%) MDX
3 3 (4.23%) jBPM
4 2 (2.82%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.31%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (14.08%) Economics
3 8 (11.27%) N-Tier
4 6 (8.45%) NHS
4 6 (8.45%) Statistics
5 3 (4.23%) SCADA
5 3 (4.23%) Cryptography
6 2 (2.82%) Informatics
7 1 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (21.13%) Windows
2 8 (11.27%) UNIX
2 8 (11.27%) Solaris
3 3 (4.23%) Windows 7
3 3 (4.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (4.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.82%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.41%) VME
5 1 (1.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (29.58%) Service Management
2 20 (28.17%) Business Intelligence
3 18 (25.35%) Project Management
4 14 (19.72%) Service Delivery
5 9 (12.68%) PRINCE2
5 9 (12.68%) Change Management
5 9 (12.68%) Programme Management
6 8 (11.27%) Data Management
6 8 (11.27%) ETL
7 7 (9.86%) Web Design
8 6 (8.45%) ITIL
9 5 (7.04%) Incident Management
9 5 (7.04%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (7.04%) Integration Testing
9 5 (7.04%) Test Scripting
9 5 (7.04%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 5 (7.04%) Regression Testing
9 5 (7.04%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (5.63%) Network Management
10 4 (5.63%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 14 (19.72%) SQL
2 8 (11.27%) VBScript
2 8 (11.27%) C#
2 8 (11.27%) VB.NET
2 8 (11.27%) VBA
2 8 (11.27%) Shell Script
3 6 (8.45%) VB
4 5 (7.04%) ABAP
5 1 (1.41%) X++
5 1 (1.41%) C
5 1 (1.41%) COBOL
5 1 (1.41%) Java
Qualifications
1 21 (29.58%) Security Cleared
2 18 (25.35%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.63%) SAS Certification
4 3 (4.23%) Degree
5 2 (2.82%) CCNA
5 2 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.63%) QA
2 3 (4.23%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.41%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (4.23%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (4.23%) vSphere
1 3 (4.23%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (5.63%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (2.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 48 (67.61%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.27%) SAP
3 7 (9.86%) Informatica
4 5 (7.04%) Oracle
4 5 (7.04%) HP
4 5 (7.04%) Cisco
5 4 (5.63%) Juniper
5 4 (5.63%) McAfee
5 4 (5.63%) CheckPoint
6 3 (4.23%) TippingPoint
6 3 (4.23%) F5
6 3 (4.23%) 3PAR
6 3 (4.23%) Cerner
6 3 (4.23%) EMC
7 2 (2.82%) Hyperion
7 2 (2.82%) Lotus
8 1 (1.41%) Crossbeam
8 1 (1.41%) Riverbed
8 1 (1.41%) Dell
8 1 (1.41%) Micro Focus
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: £200 per day - Initial 3 Month Contract
Posted: 23 hours ago