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 4 May 2016 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 55 27 26
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Office 42 40 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.65% 5.19% 5.72%
As % of the Applications category 40.38% 44.94% 53.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 19 22
Median daily rate £310 £335 £278
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.32% +20.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £190 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £451 £394
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £290 £225
% change year-on-year
-0.86% +28.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Median hourly rate £10.02 £12.50 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.88% +19.04%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £13.35 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+16.10% -4.64%
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
104 89 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 9.03% 11.56% 10.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 37 41
Median daily rate £310 £240 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.24% +6.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £125 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £423 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 4
Median hourly rate £28.00 £12.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+133.33% -17.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.81 £9.50 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.20 £28.74 £17.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -6.45%

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 4 May 2016.

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 4 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -34 33 £310 -8.00% 5
Durham +3 7 £200 - 1
Northumberland - 1 - -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, 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 47 (73.44%) Microsoft
2 32 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 26 (40.63%) Windows
4 19 (29.69%) Project Management
5 18 (28.13%) Security Cleared
6 15 (23.44%) Finance
7 14 (21.88%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (20.31%) SC Cleared
9 12 (18.75%) Windows Server
10 11 (17.19%) SharePoint
10 11 (17.19%) ITIL
10 11 (17.19%) Active Directory
10 11 (17.19%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (15.63%) .NET
11 10 (15.63%) SQL Server
11 10 (15.63%) C#
11 10 (15.63%) SQL
11 10 (15.63%) VB
11 10 (15.63%) Service Management
11 10 (15.63%) Change Management
11 10 (15.63%) SQL Server 2008
12 9 (14.06%) MS Visio
13 8 (12.50%) Windows 7
13 8 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
14 7 (10.94%) ASP.NET
14 7 (10.94%) DHCP
14 7 (10.94%) DNS
14 7 (10.94%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (10.94%) Programme 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 11 (17.19%) SharePoint
2 5 (7.81%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.81%) Skype for Business
3 4 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (3.13%) Documentum
5 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.56%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 32 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 9 (14.06%) MS Visio
3 8 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (7.81%) MS Project
5 3 (4.69%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.38%) Office 365
2 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.94%) DHCP
1 7 (10.94%) DNS
2 4 (6.25%) VoIP
2 4 (6.25%) VPN
3 3 (4.69%) Firewall
3 3 (4.69%) Internet
3 3 (4.69%) LAN
3 3 (4.69%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.69%) WAN
4 2 (3.13%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (3.13%) VLAN
4 2 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.56%) BGP
5 1 (1.56%) LTE
5 1 (1.56%) MegaStream
5 1 (1.56%) MPLS
5 1 (1.56%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (1.56%) SDH
5 1 (1.56%) Skype
5 1 (1.56%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.63%) SQL Server
1 10 (15.63%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (9.38%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (9.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (7.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 4 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (3.13%) Star Schema
6 1 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2 (3.13%) JIRA
1 2 (3.13%) PVCS
General
1 15 (23.44%) Finance
2 4 (6.25%) Banking
3 3 (4.69%) Advertising
3 3 (4.69%) Marketing
4 2 (3.13%) Legal
4 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (20.31%) Analyst
2 12 (18.75%) Project Manager
3 11 (17.19%) Developer
4 5 (7.81%) .NET Developer
4 5 (7.81%) SQL Developer
4 5 (7.81%) Support Engineer
5 4 (6.25%) Administrator
5 4 (6.25%) Applications Developer
5 4 (6.25%) Change Analyst
5 4 (6.25%) Desktop Support
6 3 (4.69%) ASP Developer
6 3 (4.69%) Business Analyst
6 3 (4.69%) Messaging Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) Messaging Support Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) Senior Manager
6 3 (4.69%) Senior Project Manager
6 3 (4.69%) Service Analyst
6 3 (4.69%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (4.69%) T-SQL Developer
6 3 (4.69%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.63%) .NET
2 7 (10.94%) ASP.NET
3 6 (9.38%) Web Services
4 4 (6.25%) Classic ASP
4 4 (6.25%) MDX
5 2 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (21.88%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.81%) Economics
2 5 (7.81%) N-Tier
3 3 (4.69%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.13%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.13%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (3.13%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.56%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.56%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.56%) CMDB
5 1 (1.56%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.56%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.56%) PMI
5 1 (1.56%) Statistics
5 1 (1.56%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.56%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.56%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 26 (40.63%) Windows
2 12 (18.75%) Windows Server
3 8 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 8 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (10.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (4.69%) Windows 10
5 3 (4.69%) Windows 8
5 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.13%) Apple iOS
6 2 (3.13%) Linux
6 2 (3.13%) zOS
7 1 (1.56%) Android
7 1 (1.56%) FreeBSD
7 1 (1.56%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (29.69%) Project Management
2 11 (17.19%) Business Intelligence
2 11 (17.19%) ITIL
3 10 (15.63%) Change Management
3 10 (15.63%) Service Management
4 7 (10.94%) Programme Management
5 6 (9.38%) Microsoft Office Automation
6 5 (7.81%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (7.81%) Migration
6 5 (7.81%) PRINCE
6 5 (7.81%) PRINCE2
6 5 (7.81%) Software Deployment
7 4 (6.25%) Data Management
7 4 (6.25%) Process Improvement
7 4 (6.25%) Release Management
7 4 (6.25%) SDLC
7 4 (6.25%) Service Delivery
7 4 (6.25%) Software Testing
7 4 (6.25%) Web Design
7 4 (6.25%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.63%) C#
1 10 (15.63%) SQL
1 10 (15.63%) VB
2 5 (7.81%) VBA
3 4 (6.25%) T-SQL
3 4 (6.25%) VB.NET
4 3 (4.69%) VBScript
5 2 (3.13%) JCL
5 2 (3.13%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.13%) REXX
6 1 (1.56%) C
6 1 (1.56%) VB6
Qualifications
1 18 (28.13%) Security Cleared
2 13 (20.31%) SC Cleared
3 6 (9.38%) PMI Certification
4 5 (7.81%) PMP
5 4 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (4.69%) MCSE
6 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (3.13%) Degree
8 1 (1.56%) CAPM
8 1 (1.56%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.56%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.56%) ISEB
8 1 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (17.19%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.69%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (3.13%) Brightmail
3 2 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.13%) vSphere
3 2 (3.13%) XenApp
3 2 (3.13%) XenDesktop
3 2 (3.13%) XenServer
4 1 (1.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (9.38%) SCCM
2 2 (3.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (1.56%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (1.56%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 47 (73.44%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.38%) HP
3 5 (7.81%) Cisco
3 5 (7.81%) Symantec
3 5 (7.81%) ThinPrint
3 5 (7.81%) VMware
4 4 (6.25%) Dell
5 3 (4.69%) Apple
5 3 (4.69%) AppSense
5 3 (4.69%) Citrix
6 2 (3.13%) Aruba
6 2 (3.13%) Avaya
6 2 (3.13%) Compaq
6 2 (3.13%) IBM
6 2 (3.13%) IronPort
6 2 (3.13%) Juniper
6 2 (3.13%) Oracle
7 1 (1.56%) Huawei
7 1 (1.56%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.56%) Trend Micro