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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 77 36 27
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -9
Contract jobs citing MS Office 36 44 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.71% 4.55% 6.31%
As % of the Applications category 22.36% 44.44% 39.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 28 38
Median daily rate £325 £355 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.45% -4.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £324 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £483 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £305 £255
% change year-on-year
-9.83% +19.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 1
Median hourly rate £11.70 £14.60 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.89% -14.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- -3.57%
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
161 99 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 12.11% 10.25% 15.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 51 93
Median daily rate £360 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £318
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +2.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 13
Median hourly rate £12.39 £16.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.56% -41.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £10.00 £15.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.60 £20.30 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 -47 27 £338 -6.25% 4
Durham +8 6 £215 -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 59 (71.08%) Microsoft
2 34 (40.96%) SharePoint
3 31 (37.35%) Windows
4 28 (33.73%) Security Cleared
5 25 (30.12%) ITIL
6 24 (28.92%) Project Management
7 23 (27.71%) Office 365
8 22 (26.51%) Active Directory
9 18 (21.69%) SC Cleared
10 17 (20.48%) SharePoint 2010
10 17 (20.48%) Windows Server
10 17 (20.48%) Migration
11 16 (19.28%) MS Excel
12 15 (18.07%) Microsoft Certification
13 14 (16.87%) MS Exchange
13 14 (16.87%) Service Management
13 14 (16.87%) Content Management
13 14 (16.87%) Exchange Server 2013
13 14 (16.87%) Exchange Server 2010
14 13 (15.66%) Skype
14 13 (15.66%) MS PowerPoint
14 13 (15.66%) Finance
14 13 (15.66%) DNS
15 12 (14.46%) PRINCE2
15 12 (14.46%) MS Visio
15 12 (14.46%) MS Project
15 12 (14.46%) Programme Management
15 12 (14.46%) SharePoint 2013
15 12 (14.46%) Skype for Business
16 11 (13.25%) Office Communications Server

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 34 (40.96%) SharePoint
2 17 (20.48%) SharePoint 2010
3 14 (16.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (16.87%) Exchange Server 2013
3 14 (16.87%) MS Exchange
4 12 (14.46%) SharePoint 2013
4 12 (14.46%) Skype for Business
5 11 (13.25%) Office Communications Server
6 4 (4.82%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.20%) Confluence
Applications
1 16 (19.28%) MS Excel
2 13 (15.66%) MS PowerPoint
3 12 (14.46%) MS Project
3 12 (14.46%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.41%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 23 (27.71%) Office 365
2 1 (1.20%) OneDrive
2 1 (1.20%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (15.66%) DNS
1 13 (15.66%) Skype
2 10 (12.05%) DHCP
3 7 (8.43%) Intranet
4 4 (4.82%) Firewall
5 2 (2.41%) Extranet
5 2 (2.41%) Internet
5 2 (2.41%) SAN
5 2 (2.41%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.20%) LAN
6 1 (1.20%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.02%) SQL Server
1 5 (6.02%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.20%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.20%) JIRA
1 1 (1.20%) StarTeam
General
1 13 (15.66%) Finance
2 5 (6.02%) Publishing
3 4 (4.82%) Local Government
4 3 (3.61%) Billing
4 3 (3.61%) Legal
5 2 (2.41%) Advertising
5 2 (2.41%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 17 (20.48%) Analyst
2 16 (19.28%) Project Manager
3 9 (10.84%) Messaging Support
4 8 (9.64%) Administrator
4 8 (9.64%) Coordinator
4 8 (9.64%) PMO Analyst
4 8 (9.64%) Support Engineer
5 6 (7.23%) 1st Line Support
5 6 (7.23%) SharePoint Administrator
5 6 (7.23%) Support Analyst
6 5 (6.02%) Consultant
6 5 (6.02%) Developer
6 5 (6.02%) SharePoint Developer
6 5 (6.02%) Support Consultant
7 4 (4.82%) Applications Manager
7 4 (4.82%) Applications Project Manager
7 4 (4.82%) Architect
7 4 (4.82%) Enterprise Architect
7 4 (4.82%) Messaging Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Report Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.25%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.84%) Blackberry
3 8 (9.64%) Visualisation
4 6 (7.23%) Computer Science
5 4 (4.82%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.61%) Fat Client
6 3 (3.61%) Thin Client
7 2 (2.41%) Economics
8 1 (1.20%) Clustering
8 1 (1.20%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (1.20%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (1.20%) Freedom of Information Act
8 1 (1.20%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (1.20%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.20%) Mathematics
8 1 (1.20%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 31 (37.35%) Windows
2 17 (20.48%) Windows Server
3 11 (13.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (13.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (12.05%) Windows 7
5 9 (10.84%) Android
5 9 (10.84%) Apple iOS
6 8 (9.64%) Windows 8
7 5 (6.02%) Windows 10
7 5 (6.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.41%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.20%) AIX
9 1 (1.20%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (30.12%) ITIL
2 24 (28.92%) Project Management
3 17 (20.48%) Migration
4 14 (16.87%) Content Management
4 14 (16.87%) Service Management
5 12 (14.46%) PRINCE2
5 12 (14.46%) Programme Management
6 10 (12.05%) Change Management
7 9 (10.84%) Capacity Planning
8 8 (9.64%) Incident Management
8 8 (9.64%) Mobile Device Management
9 6 (7.23%) Information Management
10 4 (4.82%) Change Control
10 4 (4.82%) Process Improvement
10 4 (4.82%) Project Governance
10 4 (4.82%) TOGAF
10 4 (4.82%) Workflow
10 4 (4.82%) Zachman Framework
11 3 (3.61%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (3.61%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.23%) SQL
2 5 (6.02%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.20%) JCL
3 1 (1.20%) REXX
Qualifications
1 28 (33.73%) Security Cleared
2 18 (21.69%) SC Cleared
3 15 (18.07%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (10.84%) Degree
4 9 (10.84%) MCSE
5 8 (9.64%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (4.82%) MCITP
6 4 (4.82%) MCTS
7 3 (3.61%) MCP
8 2 (2.41%) ECDL
8 2 (2.41%) PMI Certification
8 2 (2.41%) PMP
9 1 (1.20%) CAPM
9 1 (1.20%) DCSE
9 1 (1.20%) ISTQB
9 1 (1.20%) MCSA
9 1 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.43%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (4.82%) SLA
3 1 (1.20%) Data Quality
System Software
1 22 (26.51%) Active Directory
2 10 (12.05%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.20%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (1.20%) Netcool
1 1 (1.20%) SCCM
Vendors
1 59 (71.08%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.84%) Cadence
2 9 (10.84%) Trend Micro
3 6 (7.23%) SAP
4 2 (2.41%) Fujitsu
4 2 (2.41%) HP
4 2 (2.41%) Nintex
4 2 (2.41%) Siemens
4 2 (2.41%) VMware
5 1 (1.20%) Ariba
5 1 (1.20%) Cisco
5 1 (1.20%) Citrix
5 1 (1.20%) Dell
5 1 (1.20%) IBM
5 1 (1.20%) Intel Security
5 1 (1.20%) Polycom
5 1 (1.20%) Veritas
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