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 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 33 11 21
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +10
Contract jobs citing MS Office 45 27 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 6.09% 8.08% 5.67%
As % of the Applications category 37.82% 45.76% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 14 14
Average daily rate
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£346 £250 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.49% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £175 £93
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £463 £511
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £250 £260
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 6
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.48 £12.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.20% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.85 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £14.25 £15.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.38 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+4.67% -4.46%
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
119 59 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 16.10% 17.66% 9.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 32 19
Average daily rate £347 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.35% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £175 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 9 9
Average hourly rate £18.50 £12.20 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.63% -11.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.30 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £15.40 £17.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.19
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -4.54%

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 October 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the North East region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

MS Office Hourly Rate Histogram 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 October 2014. 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 39 £348 +98.70% 11
Durham -16 4 £255 -7.27% 2
Cleveland - - - -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 45 (67.16%) Microsoft
2 36 (53.73%) MS Excel
3 35 (52.24%) Windows
4 16 (23.88%) Service Delivery
5 15 (22.39%) Windows 7
6 14 (20.90%) Service Management
7 13 (19.40%) Windows XP
7 13 (19.40%) LAN
7 13 (19.40%) WAN
8 12 (17.91%) SQL
8 12 (17.91%) Cisco
8 12 (17.91%) Security Cleared
8 12 (17.91%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (16.42%) QA
9 11 (16.42%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (16.42%) VBA
9 11 (16.42%) .NET
10 10 (14.93%) ASP.NET
10 10 (14.93%) SharePoint
10 10 (14.93%) HP
10 10 (14.93%) DNS
10 10 (14.93%) SC Cleared
11 9 (13.43%) WhatsUp Gold
11 9 (13.43%) Incident Management
11 9 (13.43%) Network Management
11 9 (13.43%) Network Monitoring
11 9 (13.43%) Project Management
12 8 (11.94%) Firewall
12 8 (11.94%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (11.94%) Active Directory

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 10 (14.93%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.97%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.48%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (4.48%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 36 (53.73%) MS Excel
2 8 (11.94%) MS Visio
3 6 (8.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (5.97%) MS Project
5 1 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.49%) InfoPath
5 1 (1.49%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.48%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (19.40%) LAN
1 13 (19.40%) WAN
2 10 (14.93%) DNS
3 8 (11.94%) Firewall
3 8 (11.94%) Cisco IOS
4 7 (10.45%) Network Security
5 6 (8.96%) SAN
5 6 (8.96%) SSL
5 6 (8.96%) Junos
5 6 (8.96%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 6 (8.96%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 5 (7.46%) Intranet
7 4 (5.97%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (4.48%) DHCP
8 3 (4.48%) TCP/IP
9 2 (2.99%) DSL
9 2 (2.99%) MPLS
10 1 (1.49%) Unified Communications
10 1 (1.49%) Internet
10 1 (1.49%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.94%) SQL Server
1 8 (11.94%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (10.45%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (10.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 4 (5.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (4.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.49%) JIRA
General
1 6 (8.96%) Finance
2 2 (2.99%) Publishing
2 2 (2.99%) Retail
3 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (28.36%) Analyst
2 13 (19.40%) Developer
3 8 (11.94%) Network Engineer
4 7 (10.45%) Project Manager
4 7 (10.45%) Support Analyst
5 5 (7.46%) SharePoint Developer
5 5 (7.46%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (7.46%) Service Analyst
5 5 (7.46%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (5.97%) Business Analyst
6 4 (5.97%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) IT Support
7 3 (4.48%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Field Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Consultant
7 3 (4.48%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (4.48%) Technical Support
7 3 (4.48%) Field Service Engineer
8 2 (2.99%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.42%) .NET
2 10 (14.93%) ASP.NET
3 5 (7.46%) Web Services
4 4 (5.97%) MDX
5 3 (4.48%) HTML5
5 3 (4.48%) CSS3
5 3 (4.48%) CSS
5 3 (4.48%) HTML
6 2 (2.99%) REST
7 1 (1.49%) jQuery
7 1 (1.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.45%) Cryptography
3 6 (8.96%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.99%) Economics
4 2 (2.99%) Statistics
5 1 (1.49%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.49%) User Experience
5 1 (1.49%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 35 (52.24%) Windows
2 15 (22.39%) Windows 7
3 13 (19.40%) Windows XP
4 12 (17.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (16.42%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (8.96%) Windows 8
7 3 (4.48%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (23.88%) Service Delivery
2 14 (20.90%) Service Management
3 9 (13.43%) Incident Management
3 9 (13.43%) Network Management
3 9 (13.43%) Network Monitoring
3 9 (13.43%) Project Management
4 8 (11.94%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (11.94%) PRINCE2
5 7 (10.45%) ITIL
6 6 (8.96%) Data Management
6 6 (8.96%) Network Design
6 6 (8.96%) Load Balancing
7 5 (7.46%) Time Management
7 5 (7.46%) Web Design
7 5 (7.46%) Programme Management
8 4 (5.97%) Change Management
8 4 (5.97%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (4.48%) Configuration Management
9 3 (4.48%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (2.99%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.91%) SQL
2 11 (16.42%) VBA
3 8 (11.94%) C#
4 7 (10.45%) VBScript
4 7 (10.45%) VB.NET
5 6 (8.96%) VB
6 3 (4.48%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.99%) C
7 2 (2.99%) Java
8 1 (1.49%) ABAP
8 1 (1.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (17.91%) Security Cleared
2 10 (14.93%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.48%) Degree
4 2 (2.99%) ISEB
5 1 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.49%) PMP
5 1 (1.49%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (16.42%) QA
2 6 (8.96%) JSP 440
3 2 (2.99%) ISO 14001
3 2 (2.99%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.49%) P3O
4 1 (1.49%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 8 (11.94%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.96%) Hyper-V
2 6 (8.96%) vSphere
2 6 (8.96%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (13.43%) WhatsUp Gold
2 4 (5.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.99%) SCCM
3 2 (2.99%) WSUS
Vendors
1 45 (67.16%) Microsoft
2 12 (17.91%) Cisco
3 10 (14.93%) HP
4 8 (11.94%) Juniper
4 8 (11.94%) CheckPoint
4 8 (11.94%) McAfee
4 8 (11.94%) F5
5 6 (8.96%) EMC
5 6 (8.96%) TippingPoint
5 6 (8.96%) 3PAR
6 3 (4.48%) Dell
6 3 (4.48%) Lotus
6 3 (4.48%) Toshiba
7 2 (2.99%) VMware
7 2 (2.99%) Crossbeam
7 2 (2.99%) Riverbed
8 1 (1.49%) Polycom
8 1 (1.49%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 1 (1.49%) Adobe
8 1 (1.49%) Citrix
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