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 24 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Access
Rank 123 117 119
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Contract jobs citing MS Access 17 15 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.52% 0.53% 0.58%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.33% 2.47% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 5
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£325 £335 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.98% +48.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £225 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £420 £303
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £250 £300
% change year-on-year
+32.00% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Average hourly rate £31.00 £23.00 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.78% +37.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £23.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.32 £23.00 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.27 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+15.80% +1.58%
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
731 607 685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.53% 21.58% 22.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 458 317 372
Average daily rate £350 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 31
Average hourly rate £67.00 £23.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+191.30% +31.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 £30.75 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+6.50% +1.65%

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 24 October 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Access across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

MS Access Hourly Rate Histogram 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 24 October 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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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 0 5 £165 - 3
Lancashire -17 5 £350 - 1
Cheshire +2 4 £363 -13.69% 1
Cumbria - 1 £475 -
Merseyside - - - -
MS Access
England

MS Access
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 23 (60.53%) MS Excel
2 20 (52.63%) SQL Server
3 19 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 18 (47.37%) Oracle
5 17 (44.74%) SQL
6 16 (42.11%) VB
7 13 (34.21%) Oracle Database
8 12 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (31.58%) Finance
9 10 (26.32%) VBA
10 9 (23.68%) Migration
10 9 (23.68%) Data Migration
11 8 (21.05%) PL/SQL
11 8 (21.05%) Linux
11 8 (21.05%) Tomcat
11 8 (21.05%) WebLogic
11 8 (21.05%) SOA
12 7 (18.42%) HP
12 7 (18.42%) ISEB
12 7 (18.42%) Apache
12 7 (18.42%) N-Tier
12 7 (18.42%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 7 (18.42%) FTP
12 7 (18.42%) WebLogic Integration
12 7 (18.42%) TIBCO
12 7 (18.42%) HPUX
12 7 (18.42%) Data Cleansing
12 7 (18.42%) Data Extraction
12 7 (18.42%) ISTQB
12 7 (18.42%) Release Management

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 8 (21.05%) WebLogic
1 8 (21.05%) Tomcat
2 7 (18.42%) WebLogic Integration
2 7 (18.42%) Apache
3 1 (2.63%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (2.63%) JBoss
3 1 (2.63%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 23 (60.53%) MS Excel
2 6 (15.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (13.16%) MS Office
4 3 (7.89%) MS Project
5 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
5 1 (2.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (15.79%) Oracle General Ledger
1 6 (15.79%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (13.16%) Oracle Payables
2 5 (13.16%) Oracle Receivables
2 5 (13.16%) Oracle Assets
2 5 (13.16%) Oracle 11i
2 5 (13.16%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (13.16%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (5.26%) SAP CRM
4 1 (2.63%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.42%) FTP
2 1 (2.63%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (52.63%) SQL Server
2 13 (34.21%) Oracle Database
3 6 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.63%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (15.79%) Toad
2 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 12 (31.58%) Finance
2 5 (13.16%) General Ledger
3 3 (7.89%) Banking
4 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.63%) Front Office
5 1 (2.63%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 18 (47.37%) Analyst
2 7 (18.42%) Data Analyst
3 6 (15.79%) Developer
3 6 (15.79%) MI Analyst
3 6 (15.79%) Consultant
4 5 (13.16%) Tester
4 5 (13.16%) Data Consultant
4 5 (13.16%) Non-Functional Tester
5 4 (10.53%) Data Migration Consultant
5 4 (10.53%) Migration Consultant
6 3 (7.89%) Data Migration Manager
6 3 (7.89%) Data Manager
6 3 (7.89%) Business Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Business Systems Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Report Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Test Leader
7 2 (5.26%) Risk Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) Systems Support Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) Financial Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) XML
2 1 (2.63%) JMS
2 1 (2.63%) Middleware
2 1 (2.63%) .NET
2 1 (2.63%) J2EE
2 1 (2.63%) EJB
2 1 (2.63%) JSP
2 1 (2.63%) Servlets
2 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (18.42%) Data Extraction
2 7 (18.42%) N-Tier
3 4 (10.53%) Data Structures
4 3 (7.89%) CMDB
4 3 (7.89%) NHS
5 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.63%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.05%) Linux
2 7 (18.42%) SUSE
2 7 (18.42%) HPUX
3 1 (2.63%) Solaris
3 1 (2.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.68%) Migration
1 9 (23.68%) Data Migration
2 8 (21.05%) SOA
3 7 (18.42%) Data Cleansing
3 7 (18.42%) Statistical Analysis
3 7 (18.42%) Release Management
3 7 (18.42%) Performance Testing
3 7 (18.42%) Security Testing
4 6 (15.79%) Data Mapping
5 5 (13.16%) Integration Testing
5 5 (13.16%) Test Scripting
6 4 (10.53%) Data Architecture
6 4 (10.53%) PRINCE2
6 4 (10.53%) Data Analysis
7 3 (7.89%) ITIL
7 3 (7.89%) Validation
7 3 (7.89%) CRM
7 3 (7.89%) BPR
7 3 (7.89%) Project Management
7 3 (7.89%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 17 (44.74%) SQL
2 16 (42.11%) VB
3 10 (26.32%) VBA
4 8 (21.05%) PL/SQL
5 7 (18.42%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 5 (13.16%) Java
7 2 (5.26%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.63%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (18.42%) ISEB
1 7 (18.42%) ISEB Practitioner
1 7 (18.42%) ISTQB
1 7 (18.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
3 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
4 3 (7.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.63%) Degree
5 1 (2.63%) APMP
Systems Management
1 7 (18.42%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (47.37%) Oracle
3 7 (18.42%) HP
3 7 (18.42%) TIBCO
4 6 (15.79%) Sage
5 4 (10.53%) SAP
6 1 (2.63%) IBM
6 1 (2.63%) Sun
6 1 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.63%) Dell
6 1 (2.63%) webMethods
6 1 (2.63%) VMware
6 1 (2.63%) Lumesse
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