The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the North East region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 25 27 16
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -11
Contract jobs citing MS Office 40 11 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 6.12% 3.55% 6.49%
As % of the Applications category 54.05% 32.35% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 2 7
Average daily rate £278 £140 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+98.21% -53.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £140 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £140 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £270 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 11
Average hourly rate £14.00 £10.50 £12.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -17.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £10.50 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.44%
Applications Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
74 34 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 11.31% 10.97% 15.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 13 25
Average daily rate £225 £140 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.71% -57.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £140 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £450 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 17
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.40 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.48 £10.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £16.20 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
MS Office
England

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -8 34 £296 +111.42% 4
Durham - 5 £235 -
Northumberland - - - -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 49 (83.05%) Microsoft
2 25 (42.37%) Project Management
3 20 (33.90%) MS Excel
4 18 (30.51%) Service Management
5 16 (27.12%) Windows
6 15 (25.42%) PRINCE2
7 13 (22.03%) MS Visio
7 13 (22.03%) Security Cleared
7 13 (22.03%) Windows 7
8 12 (20.34%) Change Management
9 10 (16.95%) SC Cleared
10 9 (15.25%) Programme Management
10 9 (15.25%) ISEB
11 8 (13.56%) Windows XP
11 8 (13.56%) Migration
12 7 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (11.86%) VBA
12 7 (11.86%) Economics
13 6 (10.17%) MS PowerPoint
13 6 (10.17%) Finance
14 5 (8.47%) .NET
14 5 (8.47%) Degree
15 4 (6.78%) QA
15 4 (6.78%) MS Project
15 4 (6.78%) C
15 4 (6.78%) Data Warehouse
15 4 (6.78%) Active Directory
15 4 (6.78%) Management Information System
15 4 (6.78%) Manufacturing
16 3 (5.08%) Retail

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 3 (5.08%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.69%) MS Project Server
2 1 (1.69%) WorkSite
2 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.69%) Lync
2 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.69%) IIS
Applications
1 20 (33.90%) MS Excel
2 13 (22.03%) MS Visio
3 6 (10.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (6.78%) MS Project
5 2 (3.39%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.69%) Office 365
2 1 (1.69%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.08%) LAN
1 3 (5.08%) WAN
1 3 (5.08%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.39%) SNA
2 2 (3.39%) FTP
2 2 (3.39%) HTTP
2 2 (3.39%) Internet
2 2 (3.39%) APPN
3 1 (1.69%) Extranet
3 1 (1.69%) DHCP
3 1 (1.69%) DNS
3 1 (1.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.78%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (5.08%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.39%) DB2
4 1 (1.69%) OLAP
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (3.39%) JIRA
2 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (10.17%) Finance
2 4 (6.78%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.08%) Retail
4 1 (1.69%) Back Office
4 1 (1.69%) Banking
4 1 (1.69%) Law
4 1 (1.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (33.90%) Project Manager
2 15 (25.42%) Analyst
3 5 (8.47%) Business Analyst
4 4 (6.78%) Migration Technician
4 4 (6.78%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (5.08%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (5.08%) Support Analyst
5 3 (5.08%) Systems Analyst
5 3 (5.08%) Desktop Support
5 3 (5.08%) Developer
6 2 (3.39%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) Applications Manager
6 2 (3.39%) Business Systems Analyst
6 2 (3.39%) Coordinator
6 2 (3.39%) Web Developer
6 2 (3.39%) Senior Manager
6 2 (3.39%) Technical Support
6 2 (3.39%) Support Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) Senior Project Manager
6 2 (3.39%) Change Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.47%) .NET
2 3 (5.08%) Web Services
3 2 (3.39%) APPC
3 2 (3.39%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.39%) HTML
4 1 (1.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (1.69%) NHibernate
4 1 (1.69%) XML
4 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.86%) Economics
2 4 (6.78%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.08%) Statistics
4 2 (3.39%) iSeries
4 2 (3.39%) AS400
4 2 (3.39%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.69%) PMI
5 1 (1.69%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 16 (27.12%) Windows
2 13 (22.03%) Windows 7
3 8 (13.56%) Windows XP
4 2 (3.39%) Windows 8
4 2 (3.39%) i5/OS
5 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.69%) OS/400
5 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.69%) Linux
5 1 (1.69%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (42.37%) Project Management
2 18 (30.51%) Service Management
3 15 (25.42%) PRINCE2
4 12 (20.34%) Change Management
5 9 (15.25%) Programme Management
6 8 (13.56%) Migration
7 7 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (3.39%) UML
8 2 (3.39%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (3.39%) Budget Control
8 2 (3.39%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (3.39%) Systems Analysis
8 2 (3.39%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (3.39%) Waterfall
8 2 (3.39%) Change Control
8 2 (3.39%) ITIL
9 1 (1.69%) Procure-to-pay
9 1 (1.69%) Business Process Mapping
9 1 (1.69%) Business Analysis
9 1 (1.69%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.86%) VBA
2 4 (6.78%) C
3 3 (5.08%) Java
3 3 (5.08%) SQL
4 2 (3.39%) RPG
4 2 (3.39%) C#
4 2 (3.39%) COBOL
5 1 (1.69%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.69%) PHP
5 1 (1.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (22.03%) Security Cleared
2 10 (16.95%) SC Cleared
3 9 (15.25%) ISEB
4 5 (8.47%) Degree
5 3 (5.08%) PMP
5 3 (5.08%) PMI Certification
6 2 (3.39%) IBM Certification
6 2 (3.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.69%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.78%) QA
2 2 (3.39%) P3O
2 2 (3.39%) SLA
3 1 (1.69%) ISO 14001
3 1 (1.69%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (6.78%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.39%) PowerHA
3 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) Tivoli NetView
2 1 (1.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 49 (83.05%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.39%) HP
2 2 (3.39%) NetIQ
2 2 (3.39%) VMware
2 2 (3.39%) IBM
3 1 (1.69%) AppSense
3 1 (1.69%) Citrix
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle
3 1 (1.69%) Progress
3 1 (1.69%) Cisco