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 29 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 53 30 22
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -8
Contract jobs citing MS Office 57 38 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 4.09% 4.74% 5.74%
As % of the Applications category 39.31% 44.19% 55.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 18 17
Median daily rate £310 £250 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% -13.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £190 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £451 £409
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £290 £225
% change year-on-year
-0.86% +28.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 8
Median hourly rate £10.02 £13.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.96% -3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.40 £11.40 £10.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.60 £22.10 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £13.50 £14.11
% change year-on-year
+14.81% -4.28%
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
145 86 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 10.41% 10.72% 10.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 36 31
Median daily rate £310 £250 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £125 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £415 £407
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 9
Median hourly rate £27.50 £13.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+111.53% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.40 £9.50 £10.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £33.50 £25.00
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 29 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
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 29 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the North East region over the 3 months to 29 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 45 £313 +25.00% 6
Durham +5 8 £213 -15.00% 1
Northumberland - 1 - -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 29 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 58 (75.32%) Microsoft
2 34 (44.16%) Windows
2 34 (44.16%) MS Excel
3 29 (37.66%) Security Cleared
4 23 (29.87%) Active Directory
4 23 (29.87%) Windows Server
5 22 (28.57%) Project Management
5 22 (28.57%) SC Cleared
6 17 (22.08%) DNS
6 17 (22.08%) SQL
7 16 (20.78%) MS Exchange
8 14 (18.18%) SharePoint
8 14 (18.18%) SQL Server
8 14 (18.18%) Change Management
8 14 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
8 14 (18.18%) Office 365
9 13 (16.88%) Analytical Skills
9 13 (16.88%) ITIL
10 12 (15.58%) DHCP
10 12 (15.58%) Service Management
10 12 (15.58%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (15.58%) Exchange Server 2010
11 11 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
11 11 (14.29%) Finance
12 10 (12.99%) Programme Management
12 10 (12.99%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (12.99%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (11.69%) HP
13 9 (11.69%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (11.69%) C#

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 16 (20.78%) MS Exchange
2 14 (18.18%) SharePoint
3 12 (15.58%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (10.39%) Skype for Business
6 5 (6.49%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (5.19%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (2.60%) OpenStack
8 2 (2.60%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (2.60%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 34 (44.16%) MS Excel
2 8 (10.39%) MS Project
2 8 (10.39%) MS Visio
3 7 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (3.90%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 14 (18.18%) Office 365
2 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (22.08%) DNS
2 12 (15.58%) DHCP
3 8 (10.39%) Firewall
4 4 (5.19%) Skype
4 4 (5.19%) VoIP
4 4 (5.19%) VPN
5 3 (3.90%) Internet
5 3 (3.90%) LAN
5 3 (3.90%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.90%) WAN
6 2 (2.60%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (2.60%) Unified Communications
6 2 (2.60%) VLAN
6 2 (2.60%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.30%) BGP
7 1 (1.30%) LTE
7 1 (1.30%) MegaStream
7 1 (1.30%) MPLS
7 1 (1.30%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (1.30%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.18%) SQL Server
1 14 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (10.39%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (7.79%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (7.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 4 (5.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (5.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.60%) Star Schema
7 1 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2 (2.60%) JIRA
General
1 11 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (2.60%) Advertising
2 2 (2.60%) Banking
2 2 (2.60%) Marketing
2 2 (2.60%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.30%) Billing
3 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (18.18%) Project Manager
2 12 (15.58%) Analyst
3 9 (11.69%) Developer
4 6 (7.79%) Administrator
5 5 (6.49%) Coordinator
5 5 (6.49%) Desktop Support
5 5 (6.49%) PMO Coordinator
5 5 (6.49%) Support Engineer
6 4 (5.19%) .NET Developer
6 4 (5.19%) Change Analyst
6 4 (5.19%) Messaging Support
6 4 (5.19%) Office 365 Engineer
6 4 (5.19%) PMO Administrator
6 4 (5.19%) SQL Developer
7 3 (3.90%) ASP Developer
7 3 (3.90%) Build Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) Messaging Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) Messaging Support Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) Senior Project Manager
7 3 (3.90%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.69%) .NET
2 6 (7.79%) ASP.NET
2 6 (7.79%) Web Services
3 4 (5.19%) MDX
4 3 (3.90%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.88%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (10.39%) Economics
3 5 (6.49%) N-Tier
4 4 (5.19%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.90%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.90%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (3.90%) Replication
5 3 (3.90%) Visualisation
6 2 (2.60%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.60%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (2.60%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.60%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.30%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.30%) CMDB
7 1 (1.30%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.30%) PMI
7 1 (1.30%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.30%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.30%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 34 (44.16%) Windows
2 23 (29.87%) Windows Server
3 12 (15.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (12.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (10.39%) Windows 7
6 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.90%) Apple iOS
7 3 (3.90%) Windows 10
7 3 (3.90%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.60%) Android
8 2 (2.60%) Linux
8 2 (2.60%) zOS
9 1 (1.30%) FreeBSD
9 1 (1.30%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (28.57%) Project Management
2 14 (18.18%) Change Management
3 13 (16.88%) ITIL
4 12 (15.58%) Service Management
5 10 (12.99%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (12.99%) Programme Management
6 6 (7.79%) Change Control
6 6 (7.79%) Content Management
6 6 (7.79%) Microsoft Office Automation
7 5 (6.49%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (6.49%) Document Management
7 5 (6.49%) Incident Management
7 5 (6.49%) Load Balancing
7 5 (6.49%) Migration
7 5 (6.49%) PRINCE
7 5 (6.49%) Risk Management
7 5 (6.49%) Software Deployment
8 4 (5.19%) PRINCE2
8 4 (5.19%) Service Delivery
8 4 (5.19%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 17 (22.08%) SQL
2 9 (11.69%) C#
2 9 (11.69%) VB
3 8 (10.39%) PowerShell
4 5 (6.49%) VBA
5 4 (5.19%) VB.NET
6 3 (3.90%) T-SQL
6 3 (3.90%) VBScript
7 2 (2.60%) JCL
7 2 (2.60%) REXX
8 1 (1.30%) C
8 1 (1.30%) VB6
Qualifications
1 29 (37.66%) Security Cleared
2 22 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 9 (11.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (9.09%) PMI Certification
5 6 (7.79%) PMP
6 5 (6.49%) MCSE
7 4 (5.19%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (3.90%) Degree
8 3 (3.90%) MCITP
8 3 (3.90%) MCP
8 3 (3.90%) MCTS
9 1 (1.30%) CAPM
9 1 (1.30%) DBS Check
9 1 (1.30%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.30%) ISEB
9 1 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.90%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.60%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (29.87%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.90%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.90%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.60%) Brightmail
4 2 (2.60%) vSphere
4 2 (2.60%) XenApp
4 2 (2.60%) XenDesktop
4 2 (2.60%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (7.79%) SCCM
2 3 (3.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (3.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.60%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.30%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (1.30%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 58 (75.32%) Microsoft
2 9 (11.69%) HP
3 8 (10.39%) VMware
4 5 (6.49%) Cisco
4 5 (6.49%) Symantec
4 5 (6.49%) ThinPrint
5 4 (5.19%) Dell
6 3 (3.90%) Altiris
6 3 (3.90%) Apple
6 3 (3.90%) AppSense
6 3 (3.90%) Citrix
7 2 (2.60%) Aruba
7 2 (2.60%) Avaya
7 2 (2.60%) Compaq
7 2 (2.60%) IBM
7 2 (2.60%) IronPort
7 2 (2.60%) Juniper
7 2 (2.60%) Oracle
7 2 (2.60%) Remedy
7 2 (2.60%) Trend Micro
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