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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 26 27 8
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -19
Contract jobs citing MS Office 46 15 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 5.87% 3.99% 11.24%
As % of the Applications category 40.35% 35.71% 69.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 6 23
Average daily rate
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£413 £284 £145
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.37% +95.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £235 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £408 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £267 £200 £275
% change year-on-year
+33.37% -27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 11
Average hourly rate - £13.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.93 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-0.53% +3.70%
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
114 42 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 14.56% 11.17% 16.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 13 33
Average daily rate £420 £318 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.28% +58.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £204 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £763
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 13
Average hourly rate £28.00 £15.75 £15.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% +0.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £11.40 £11.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £23.40 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.70
% change year-on-year
- -4.45%

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 24 December 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
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 24 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 0 34 £430 +72.00% 6
Durham -14 8 £270 -20.87% 1
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 59 (68.60%) Microsoft
2 44 (51.16%) MS Excel
3 36 (41.86%) Windows
4 26 (30.23%) Service Delivery
4 26 (30.23%) Security Cleared
5 24 (27.91%) Service Management
5 24 (27.91%) Business Intelligence
6 22 (25.58%) SQL
6 22 (25.58%) SC Cleared
7 18 (20.93%) .NET
7 18 (20.93%) ASP.NET
7 18 (20.93%) Project Management
8 16 (18.60%) SQL Server
8 16 (18.60%) C#
8 16 (18.60%) SQL Server 2008
9 15 (17.44%) SQL Server 2005
9 15 (17.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 15 (17.44%) VBScript
9 15 (17.44%) VB.NET
9 15 (17.44%) VBA
10 14 (16.28%) WAN
10 14 (16.28%) N-Tier
10 14 (16.28%) LAN
10 14 (16.28%) Cisco
10 14 (16.28%) Data Management
11 13 (15.12%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (15.12%) DNS
11 13 (15.12%) PRINCE2
12 12 (13.95%) VB
12 12 (13.95%) MS Visio

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 8 (9.30%) SharePoint
1 8 (9.30%) SAS
2 4 (4.65%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.49%) Lync
4 2 (2.33%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 44 (51.16%) MS Excel
2 12 (13.95%) MS Visio
3 11 (12.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (5.81%) MS Project
5 1 (1.16%) InfoPath
5 1 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.33%) SAP PP
2 1 (1.16%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (16.28%) LAN
1 14 (16.28%) WAN
2 13 (15.12%) DNS
3 10 (11.63%) Firewall
3 10 (11.63%) Cisco IOS
4 9 (10.47%) SSL
4 9 (10.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 9 (10.47%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 8 (9.30%) Telnet
5 8 (9.30%) Network Security
5 8 (9.30%) FTP
6 7 (8.14%) SAN
7 6 (6.98%) Intranet
7 6 (6.98%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (6.98%) Junos
8 3 (3.49%) TCP/IP
8 3 (3.49%) DHCP
9 2 (2.33%) MPLS
9 2 (2.33%) DSL
10 1 (1.16%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (18.60%) SQL Server
1 16 (18.60%) SQL Server 2008
2 15 (17.44%) SQL Server 2005
2 15 (17.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (11.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 10 (11.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 8 (9.30%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (9.30%) Base SAS
4 8 (9.30%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 7 (8.14%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 4 (4.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.49%) JIRA
2 2 (2.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (4.65%) Finance
1 4 (4.65%) Retail
2 2 (2.33%) Publishing
2 2 (2.33%) Military
2 2 (2.33%) Electronics
3 1 (1.16%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (34.88%) Developer
2 15 (17.44%) Project Manager
3 11 (12.79%) Analyst
4 9 (10.47%) Network Engineer
5 8 (9.30%) SAS Developer
6 6 (6.98%) Senior Manager
6 6 (6.98%) Senior Project Manager
7 5 (5.81%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (4.65%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (4.65%) Database Developer
8 4 (4.65%) SQL Developer
8 4 (4.65%) Support Engineer
8 4 (4.65%) Service Analyst
8 4 (4.65%) Support Analyst
8 4 (4.65%) Excel Developer
8 4 (4.65%) SharePoint Developer
9 3 (3.49%) IT Support
9 3 (3.49%) IT Business Analyst
9 3 (3.49%) Business Analyst
10 2 (2.33%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (20.93%) .NET
1 18 (20.93%) ASP.NET
2 10 (11.63%) Web Services
2 10 (11.63%) MDX
3 8 (9.30%) ODBC
4 4 (4.65%) CSS
5 2 (2.33%) HTML
5 2 (2.33%) HTML5
5 2 (2.33%) REST
5 2 (2.33%) CSS3
6 1 (1.16%) jQuery
6 1 (1.16%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.28%) N-Tier
2 11 (12.79%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (9.30%) Cryptography
4 6 (6.98%) Economics
4 6 (6.98%) Statistics
5 3 (3.49%) SCADA
6 2 (2.33%) NHS
7 1 (1.16%) Handset
7 1 (1.16%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 36 (41.86%) Windows
2 13 (15.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (13.95%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (10.47%) Windows 7
5 8 (9.30%) Solaris
5 8 (9.30%) UNIX
6 6 (6.98%) Windows XP
7 3 (3.49%) Windows 2000
8 2 (2.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (30.23%) Service Delivery
2 24 (27.91%) Business Intelligence
2 24 (27.91%) Service Management
3 18 (20.93%) Project Management
4 14 (16.28%) Data Management
5 13 (15.12%) PRINCE2
6 12 (13.95%) Web Design
7 11 (12.79%) ITIL
8 10 (11.63%) Incident Management
8 10 (11.63%) Network Monitoring
8 10 (11.63%) Network Management
9 9 (10.47%) Load Balancing
9 9 (10.47%) Network Design
10 8 (9.30%) ETL
11 7 (8.14%) Programme Management
12 6 (6.98%) Time Management
12 6 (6.98%) Change Management
13 5 (5.81%) Agile Software Development
14 4 (4.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 3 (3.49%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 22 (25.58%) SQL
2 16 (18.60%) C#
3 15 (17.44%) VBScript
3 15 (17.44%) VB.NET
3 15 (17.44%) VBA
4 12 (13.95%) VB
5 8 (9.30%) Shell Script
6 3 (3.49%) C
6 3 (3.49%) ABAP
6 3 (3.49%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.16%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (30.23%) Security Cleared
2 22 (25.58%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.65%) SAS Certification
4 2 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.16%) ISEB
5 1 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.16%) PMP
5 1 (1.16%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.16%) Degree
5 1 (1.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.95%) QA
2 7 (8.14%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.16%) P3O
3 1 (1.16%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.16%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 8 (9.30%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.14%) Hyper-V
2 7 (8.14%) vSphere
2 7 (8.14%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (11.63%) WhatsUp Gold
2 6 (6.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.33%) WSUS
3 2 (2.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 59 (68.60%) Microsoft
2 14 (16.28%) Cisco
3 10 (11.63%) Juniper
3 10 (11.63%) CheckPoint
3 10 (11.63%) McAfee
4 9 (10.47%) F5
5 7 (8.14%) 3PAR
5 7 (8.14%) Informatica
5 7 (8.14%) TippingPoint
5 7 (8.14%) HP
5 7 (8.14%) EMC
6 3 (3.49%) SAP
7 2 (2.33%) VMware
7 2 (2.33%) Lotus
8 1 (1.16%) NEC
8 1 (1.16%) Crossbeam
8 1 (1.16%) Polycom
8 1 (1.16%) Riverbed
8 1 (1.16%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 1 (1.16%) Citrix
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