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 April 2015 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 32 25 25
Rank change year-on-year
-7 0
Contract jobs citing MS Office 34 40 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 4.63% 6.19% 4.56%
As % of the Applications category 38.64% 55.56% 37.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 22 2
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£343 £278 £140
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.77% +98.21%
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £245 £263
% change year-on-year
+18.36% -6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.25 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% +16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.25 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-5.35% -
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
88 72 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 11.97% 11.15% 12.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 41 14
Average daily rate £247 £225 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.96% +18.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £130 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £300 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £308 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.69% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 5
Average hourly rate £12.00 £14.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%

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 April 2015.

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 April 2015. 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 -1 28 £347 +17.39% 8
Durham -3 4 - - 3
Cleveland - 2 £200 -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 49 (71.01%) Microsoft
2 32 (46.38%) MS Excel
3 24 (34.78%) Service Management
4 19 (27.54%) Project Management
4 19 (27.54%) Security Cleared
5 17 (24.64%) SC Cleared
6 16 (23.19%) Windows
6 16 (23.19%) Finance
7 14 (20.29%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (18.84%) Service Delivery
8 13 (18.84%) Change Management
8 13 (18.84%) ITIL
9 11 (15.94%) SQL
10 10 (14.49%) Firewall
10 10 (14.49%) Economics
11 9 (13.04%) Programme Management
11 9 (13.04%) LAN
11 9 (13.04%) WAN
11 9 (13.04%) Cisco
11 9 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (11.59%) HP
12 8 (11.59%) Juniper
12 8 (11.59%) McAfee
12 8 (11.59%) CheckPoint
12 8 (11.59%) PRINCE2
12 8 (11.59%) Cisco IOS
13 7 (10.14%) Incident Management
13 7 (10.14%) TippingPoint
13 7 (10.14%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (10.14%) vSphere

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 5 (7.25%) Lync
2 2 (2.90%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.90%) IBM Notes
2 2 (2.90%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.45%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.45%) IIS
Applications
1 32 (46.38%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.25%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (7.25%) MS Visio
3 3 (4.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (7.25%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (4.35%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (2.90%) SAP PP
4 1 (1.45%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.45%) SAP SD
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.49%) Firewall
2 9 (13.04%) LAN
2 9 (13.04%) WAN
3 8 (11.59%) Cisco IOS
4 7 (10.14%) SAN
5 6 (8.70%) Junos
5 6 (8.70%) Network Security
6 4 (5.80%) DNS
6 4 (5.80%) SSL
6 4 (5.80%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 4 (5.80%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 3 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (2.90%) VoIP
8 2 (2.90%) TCP/IP
8 2 (2.90%) Intranet
9 1 (1.45%) NAS
9 1 (1.45%) IP Telephony
9 1 (1.45%) Internet
9 1 (1.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.70%) SQL Server
1 6 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
1 6 (8.70%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (7.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (7.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (4.35%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (7.25%) JIRA
2 1 (1.45%) Oracle Forms
General
1 16 (23.19%) Finance
2 4 (5.80%) Spanish Language
3 3 (4.35%) Retail
4 2 (2.90%) Military
4 2 (2.90%) Legal
4 2 (2.90%) Electronics
4 2 (2.90%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (26.09%) Project Manager
2 16 (23.19%) Analyst
3 10 (14.49%) Business Analyst
4 9 (13.04%) Network Engineer
5 8 (11.59%) Developer
6 4 (5.80%) Change Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) IT Business Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) Support Engineer
8 2 (2.90%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (2.90%) Senior Manager
8 2 (2.90%) Desktop Support
8 2 (2.90%) Database Developer
8 2 (2.90%) Desktop Engineer
8 2 (2.90%) IT Project Manager
8 2 (2.90%) Excel Developer
8 2 (2.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 1 (1.45%) Senior PMO Manager
9 1 (1.45%) Financial Analyst
9 1 (1.45%) Applications Project Manager
9 1 (1.45%) Documentation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.25%) MDX
1 5 (7.25%) ASP.NET
1 5 (7.25%) .NET
1 5 (7.25%) Web Services
2 3 (4.35%) jBPM
3 2 (2.90%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.29%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (14.49%) Economics
3 6 (8.70%) NHS
3 6 (8.70%) Cryptography
4 5 (7.25%) N-Tier
5 3 (4.35%) SCADA
6 2 (2.90%) Informatics
7 1 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.45%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 16 (23.19%) Windows
2 7 (10.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (10.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (5.80%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.90%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.45%) VME
5 1 (1.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (34.78%) Service Management
2 19 (27.54%) Project Management
3 13 (18.84%) Service Delivery
3 13 (18.84%) Change Management
3 13 (18.84%) ITIL
4 9 (13.04%) Programme Management
4 9 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (11.59%) PRINCE2
6 7 (10.14%) Incident Management
7 6 (8.70%) Network Management
7 6 (8.70%) Network Monitoring
8 5 (7.25%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (7.25%) Test Scripting
8 5 (7.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 5 (7.25%) Data Management
8 5 (7.25%) Web Design
8 5 (7.25%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (5.80%) Network Design
9 4 (5.80%) ITIL V3
9 4 (5.80%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.94%) SQL
2 5 (7.25%) VBScript
2 5 (7.25%) VB
2 5 (7.25%) VB.NET
2 5 (7.25%) C#
2 5 (7.25%) VBA
3 3 (4.35%) ABAP
4 1 (1.45%) X++
4 1 (1.45%) C
4 1 (1.45%) COBOL
4 1 (1.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 19 (27.54%) Security Cleared
2 17 (24.64%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.35%) Degree
4 2 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.90%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.90%) CCNA
5 1 (1.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.70%) QA
1 6 (8.70%) JSP 440
2 1 (1.45%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (10.14%) vSphere
2 6 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
2 6 (8.70%) Hyper-V
3 4 (5.80%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (8.70%) WhatsUp Gold
2 3 (4.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 49 (71.01%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.04%) Cisco
3 8 (11.59%) HP
3 8 (11.59%) Juniper
3 8 (11.59%) McAfee
3 8 (11.59%) CheckPoint
4 7 (10.14%) TippingPoint
4 7 (10.14%) F5
5 6 (8.70%) EMC
5 6 (8.70%) SAP
5 6 (8.70%) 3PAR
6 5 (7.25%) Oracle
7 4 (5.80%) Riverbed
7 4 (5.80%) Crossbeam
8 3 (4.35%) Cerner
9 2 (2.90%) Hyperion
9 2 (2.90%) Lotus
9 2 (2.90%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.45%) BT
10 1 (1.45%) Dell
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