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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office
England / North East
Rank 62 58 26
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -32
Contract jobs citing MS Office 35 20 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.47% 2.27% 5.19%
As % of the Applications category 28.23% 25.64% 39.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 11 20
Median daily rate £290 £350 £352
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% -0.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £153 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £475 £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +11.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Median hourly rate £12.45 £12.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.44% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.71 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-9.21% +3.70%

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
124 78 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 12.29% 8.85% 13.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 41 56
Median daily rate £335 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £104 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 6
Median hourly rate £12.94 £16.00 £21.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.14% -26.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.22 £10.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.30 £21.65 £29.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.48 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-12.24% +10.00%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East region citing MS Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 17 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the North East region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -11 26 £325 -7.14% 4
Durham - 3 - - 3
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 North East region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 49 (69.01%) Microsoft
2 30 (42.25%) SharePoint
3 27 (38.03%) Security Cleared
4 23 (32.39%) Windows
5 22 (30.99%) ITIL
5 22 (30.99%) Office 365
6 18 (25.35%) Migration
7 17 (23.94%) Project Management
7 17 (23.94%) SharePoint 2010
8 16 (22.54%) MS Excel
9 15 (21.13%) Active Directory
9 15 (21.13%) SC Cleared
10 14 (19.72%) Skype
11 13 (18.31%) SharePoint 2013
11 13 (18.31%) Skype for Business
11 13 (18.31%) Service Management
12 12 (16.90%) MS Exchange
12 12 (16.90%) MS Project
12 12 (16.90%) Office Communications Server
12 12 (16.90%) Exchange Server 2010
12 12 (16.90%) Exchange Server 2013
12 12 (16.90%) Windows Server
13 11 (15.49%) Microsoft Certification
13 11 (15.49%) Cadence
13 11 (15.49%) Programme Management
14 10 (14.08%) MS PowerPoint
15 9 (12.68%) Windows Server 2008
15 9 (12.68%) Hyper-V
15 9 (12.68%) Content Management
15 9 (12.68%) Change Management

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 30 (42.25%) SharePoint
2 17 (23.94%) SharePoint 2010
3 13 (18.31%) SharePoint 2013
3 13 (18.31%) Skype for Business
4 12 (16.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (16.90%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (16.90%) MS Exchange
4 12 (16.90%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (2.82%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.41%) Confluence
Applications
1 16 (22.54%) MS Excel
2 12 (16.90%) MS Project
3 10 (14.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (12.68%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 22 (30.99%) Office 365
2 1 (1.41%) OneDrive
2 1 (1.41%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 14 (19.72%) Skype
2 9 (12.68%) DNS
3 8 (11.27%) DHCP
4 5 (7.04%) Intranet
5 2 (2.82%) SAN
5 2 (2.82%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.41%) Firewall
6 1 (1.41%) Internet
6 1 (1.41%) LAN
6 1 (1.41%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.82%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.41%) JIRA
1 1 (1.41%) StarTeam
General
1 9 (12.68%) Finance
2 5 (7.04%) Publishing
3 4 (5.63%) Local Government
4 3 (4.23%) Billing
4 3 (4.23%) Legal
5 2 (2.82%) Advertising
6 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (23.94%) Analyst
2 12 (16.90%) Project Manager
3 11 (15.49%) Support Engineer
4 10 (14.08%) Messaging Support
5 9 (12.68%) PMO Analyst
6 8 (11.27%) Support Analyst
7 7 (9.86%) Administrator
8 6 (8.45%) Consultant
8 6 (8.45%) Coordinator
8 6 (8.45%) Messaging Engineer
8 6 (8.45%) Messaging Support Engineer
8 6 (8.45%) SharePoint Administrator
8 6 (8.45%) Support Consultant
9 5 (7.04%) 1st Line Support
9 5 (7.04%) Developer
9 5 (7.04%) PMO Support Analyst
9 5 (7.04%) Project Analyst
9 5 (7.04%) Project Support Analyst
9 5 (7.04%) SharePoint Developer
10 4 (5.63%) Enterprise Architect
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.27%) Blackberry
2 7 (9.86%) Visualisation
3 4 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.23%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.23%) Fat Client
4 3 (4.23%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.82%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.41%) Clustering
6 1 (1.41%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.41%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.41%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (1.41%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.41%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.41%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 23 (32.39%) Windows
2 12 (16.90%) Windows Server
3 9 (12.68%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (12.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (11.27%) Android
4 8 (11.27%) Apple iOS
5 6 (8.45%) Windows 7
6 5 (7.04%) Windows 8
6 5 (7.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (5.63%) Windows 10
8 2 (2.82%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.41%) AIX
9 1 (1.41%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (30.99%) ITIL
2 18 (25.35%) Migration
3 17 (23.94%) Project Management
4 13 (18.31%) Service Management
5 11 (15.49%) Programme Management
6 9 (12.68%) Change Management
6 9 (12.68%) Content Management
6 9 (12.68%) PRINCE2
7 7 (9.86%) Capacity Planning
7 7 (9.86%) Mobile Device Management
8 5 (7.04%) Information Management
9 4 (5.63%) TOGAF
9 4 (5.63%) Workflow
9 4 (5.63%) Zachman Framework
10 3 (4.23%) Cybersecurity
10 3 (4.23%) Document Management
10 3 (4.23%) Enterprise Architecture
10 3 (4.23%) Incident Management
10 3 (4.23%) Information Governance
10 3 (4.23%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.23%) SQL
2 2 (2.82%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.41%) JCL
3 1 (1.41%) REXX
Qualifications
1 27 (38.03%) Security Cleared
2 15 (21.13%) SC Cleared
3 11 (15.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (11.27%) MCSE
5 6 (8.45%) Degree
6 5 (7.04%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (2.82%) ECDL
7 2 (2.82%) MCSA
7 2 (2.82%) PMI Certification
7 2 (2.82%) PMP
8 1 (1.41%) CAPM
8 1 (1.41%) DCSE
8 1 (1.41%) ISTQB
8 1 (1.41%) MCITP
8 1 (1.41%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.63%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (4.23%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (21.13%) Active Directory
2 9 (12.68%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.41%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (1.41%) Netcool
Vendors
1 49 (69.01%) Microsoft
2 11 (15.49%) Cadence
3 8 (11.27%) Trend Micro
4 5 (7.04%) SAP
5 2 (2.82%) VMware
6 1 (1.41%) Apple
6 1 (1.41%) Ariba
6 1 (1.41%) Cisco
6 1 (1.41%) Citrix
6 1 (1.41%) Dell
6 1 (1.41%) HP
6 1 (1.41%) IBM
6 1 (1.41%) Intel Security
6 1 (1.41%) Polycom
6 1 (1.41%) Veritas
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