The table below looks at the statistics for MS Access skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Access over the 3 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Access
Rank 118 126 119
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -7
Contract jobs citing MS Access 19 12 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.59% 0.41% 0.67%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.55% 2.00% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 6
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£323 £420 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.21% +86.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £285 £268
% change year-on-year
+15.78% +6.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £13.50 £17.07
% change year-on-year
+37.03% -20.91%
MS Access
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
746 601 825
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.36% 20.65% 25.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 318 481
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £245 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 36
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.57 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +62.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £20.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £42.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-7.31% +6.03%

MS Access
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Access across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

MS Access Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MS Access
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Access across the North West region.

MS Access Daily Rate Trend in the North West

MS Access
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Access across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

MS Access Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

MS Access
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Access across the North West region.

MS Access Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

MS Access
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Access within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 August 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
Manchester -2 8 £323 - 7
Cheshire -3 5 £340 -19.04% 1
Lancashire - 1 - - 1
Merseyside - - - -
MS Access
England

MS Access
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing MS Access 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 Access.

1 27 (67.50%) MS Excel
2 24 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 22 (55.00%) SQL
4 18 (45.00%) Oracle
5 15 (37.50%) Oracle Database
6 14 (35.00%) Finance
7 13 (32.50%) Migration
8 12 (30.00%) Data Migration
8 12 (30.00%) VBA
8 12 (30.00%) Microsoft
9 10 (25.00%) Data Cleansing
9 10 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (22.50%) Tomcat
10 9 (22.50%) SOA
10 9 (22.50%) WebLogic
10 9 (22.50%) VB
10 9 (22.50%) Linux
11 8 (20.00%) Apache
11 8 (20.00%) HPUX
11 8 (20.00%) PL/SQL
11 8 (20.00%) FoxPro (VFP)
11 8 (20.00%) FTP
11 8 (20.00%) N-Tier
11 8 (20.00%) HP
11 8 (20.00%) ISEB
11 8 (20.00%) WebLogic Integration
11 8 (20.00%) TIBCO
11 8 (20.00%) SUSE
11 8 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
11 8 (20.00%) Release Management

MS Access
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing MS Access 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 Access. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (22.50%) Tomcat
1 9 (22.50%) WebLogic
2 8 (20.00%) Apache
2 8 (20.00%) WebLogic Integration
3 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.50%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 27 (67.50%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (7.50%) MS Project
4 1 (2.50%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (17.50%) Oracle Payables
1 7 (17.50%) Oracle Receivables
1 7 (17.50%) Oracle Assets
1 7 (17.50%) Oracle General Ledger
1 7 (17.50%) Oracle EBS R12
1 7 (17.50%) Oracle Applications
1 7 (17.50%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (17.50%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (5.00%) SAP CRM
3 1 (2.50%) Maximo
3 1 (2.50%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.00%) FTP
2 1 (2.50%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (37.50%) Oracle Database
3 10 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (7.50%) Relational Database
4 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (5.00%) Oracle Discoverer
5 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (5.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.50%) PerformancePoint
6 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (17.50%) Toad
General
1 14 (35.00%) Finance
2 7 (17.50%) General Ledger
3 3 (7.50%) Banking
4 2 (5.00%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.50%) Front Office
5 1 (2.50%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 14 (35.00%) Developer
2 10 (25.00%) Analyst
3 7 (17.50%) Consultant
4 6 (15.00%) MI Analyst
4 6 (15.00%) Data Consultant
5 5 (12.50%) Non-Functional Tester
5 5 (12.50%) Data Migration Consultant
5 5 (12.50%) Applications Developer
5 5 (12.50%) Tester
5 5 (12.50%) Migration Consultant
6 4 (10.00%) Data Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) Test Leader
7 3 (7.50%) Data Migration Manager
7 3 (7.50%) Data Manager
8 2 (5.00%) Risk Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) SQL Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Technical Developer
9 1 (2.50%) IT Consultant
9 1 (2.50%) Business Process Analyst
9 1 (2.50%) Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) XML
2 4 (10.00%) CSS
2 4 (10.00%) HTML
2 4 (10.00%) HTML5
3 1 (2.50%) Middleware
3 1 (2.50%) JMS
3 1 (2.50%) .NET
3 1 (2.50%) J2EE
3 1 (2.50%) JSP
3 1 (2.50%) Servlets
3 1 (2.50%) Web Services
3 1 (2.50%) EJB
3 1 (2.50%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.00%) N-Tier
1 8 (20.00%) Data Extraction
2 4 (10.00%) NHS
3 3 (7.50%) CMDB
4 1 (2.50%) Clustering
4 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (22.50%) Linux
2 8 (20.00%) HPUX
2 8 (20.00%) SUSE
3 1 (2.50%) Windows
3 1 (2.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) Migration
2 12 (30.00%) Data Migration
3 10 (25.00%) Data Cleansing
4 9 (22.50%) SOA
5 8 (20.00%) Release Management
5 8 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 8 (20.00%) Security Testing
5 8 (20.00%) Statistical Analysis
6 7 (17.50%) Data Mapping
7 6 (15.00%) Data Architecture
7 6 (15.00%) Integration Testing
7 6 (15.00%) Test Scripting
8 5 (12.50%) Validation
8 5 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (10.00%) PRINCE2
10 3 (7.50%) Data Governance
10 3 (7.50%) CRM
10 3 (7.50%) ITIL
11 2 (5.00%) Data Modelling
11 2 (5.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (55.00%) SQL
2 12 (30.00%) VBA
3 9 (22.50%) VB
4 8 (20.00%) PL/SQL
4 8 (20.00%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 5 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 5 (12.50%) T-SQL
6 4 (10.00%) C#
7 2 (5.00%) Java
8 1 (2.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (20.00%) ISEB
1 8 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
1 8 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 8 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 3 (7.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.50%) APMP
3 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) Degree
Systems Management
1 8 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (45.00%) Oracle
2 12 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (20.00%) HP
3 8 (20.00%) TIBCO
4 7 (17.50%) Sage
5 4 (10.00%) SAP
6 2 (5.00%) Business Objects
7 1 (2.50%) Lumesse
7 1 (2.50%) VMware
7 1 (2.50%) webMethods
7 1 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (2.50%) Dell
7 1 (2.50%) Sun
7 1 (2.50%) IBM
7 1 (2.50%) JBoss