The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 24 14 13
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Office 4 27 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 2.13% 9.31% 8.84%
As % of the Applications category 21.05% 49.09% 48.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 4
Average daily rate £200 £120 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -61.60%
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £267 £230
% change year-on-year
+7.97% +15.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 15 2
Average hourly rate £8.50 £12.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.16% -17.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -8.77%
MS Office
Northamptonshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Northampton region.

Applications Category
Northampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
19 55 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 10.11% 18.97% 18.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 19 15
Average daily rate £300 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £148 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £420 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 15 2
Average hourly rate £8.50 £16.75 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.25% +15.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -3.33%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Northampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

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

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Northampton

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

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in Northampton

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Northampton 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 17 (80.95%) Windows
2 13 (61.90%) Windows XP
2 13 (61.90%) Windows 7
3 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
4 6 (28.57%) MS Excel
4 6 (28.57%) Windows Server
5 5 (23.81%) ITIL
5 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
5 5 (23.81%) Service Management
5 5 (23.81%) ITSM
5 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
5 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
6 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (14.29%) Android
6 3 (14.29%) Computer Science
6 3 (14.29%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (14.29%) ITIL V3
6 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (14.29%) VMware
6 3 (14.29%) Finance
6 3 (14.29%) SAN
6 3 (14.29%) BMC
6 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (14.29%) Remedy
6 3 (14.29%) Blackberry
6 3 (14.29%) Configuration Management
6 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
6 3 (14.29%) LAN

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Northampton 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 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) LAN
1 3 (14.29%) SAN
1 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) JIRA
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (71.43%) Analyst
2 12 (57.14%) Service Analyst
2 12 (57.14%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Deployment Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Hardware Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Deployment Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (9.52%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Applications Support
4 2 (9.52%) Applications Support Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Customer Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Service Desk Support
4 2 (9.52%) Service Desk Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Junior Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Blackberry
1 3 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 17 (80.95%) Windows
2 13 (61.90%) Windows 7
2 13 (61.90%) Windows XP
3 6 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 3 (14.29%) Android
4 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) ITIL
1 5 (23.81%) ITSM
1 5 (23.81%) Service Management
2 3 (14.29%) Configuration Management
2 3 (14.29%) ITIL V3
2 3 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (14.29%) SDLC
2 3 (14.29%) Service Desk Management
3 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (4.76%) Performance Testing
3 1 (4.76%) Regression Testing
3 1 (4.76%) System Testing
3 1 (4.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
1 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (4.76%) A+ Certification
3 1 (4.76%) MCDST
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
2 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.76%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) BMC
2 3 (14.29%) Remedy
2 3 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (4.76%) Avaya
3 1 (4.76%) Citrix