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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 20 12 7
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -5
Contract jobs citing MS Office 24 17 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 7.79% 10.30% 15.79%
As % of the Applications category 48.00% 62.96% 58.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 5
Average daily rate
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£120 £313 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-61.60% +20.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £128 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £388 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £251 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.45% -8.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 5
Average hourly rate £14.50 £12.75 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.72% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.44 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £14.50 £13.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-10.34% +7.40%
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
50 27 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 16.23% 16.36% 27.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 13 13
Average daily rate £365 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £139 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £550 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 5
Average hourly rate £16.75 £14.50 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.51% +28.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-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
Daily Rate Histogram in Northampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Northampton region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram 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 3 March 2015, 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 33 (66.00%) Windows
2 27 (54.00%) Microsoft
3 24 (48.00%) MS Excel
4 23 (46.00%) Windows 7
5 20 (40.00%) Windows XP
6 16 (32.00%) SC Cleared
6 16 (32.00%) Security Cleared
7 12 (24.00%) ITIL
8 9 (18.00%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (16.00%) Service Management
10 7 (14.00%) ITSM
11 6 (12.00%) Management Information System
11 6 (12.00%) PRINCE2
11 6 (12.00%) C
11 6 (12.00%) LAN
11 6 (12.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 5 (10.00%) Problem Management
12 5 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 5 (10.00%) MS Project
12 5 (10.00%) E-Commerce
12 5 (10.00%) Telecoms
13 4 (8.00%) Change Management
13 4 (8.00%) Google
14 3 (6.00%) Active Directory
14 3 (6.00%) Finance
15 2 (4.00%) Banking
15 2 (4.00%) Citrix
15 2 (4.00%) Project Management
15 2 (4.00%) SharePoint
15 2 (4.00%) ITIL Certification

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 2 (4.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (4.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.00%) IIS
Applications
1 24 (48.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (10.00%) MS Project
3 2 (4.00%) Acrobat
4 1 (2.00%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.00%) LAN
2 1 (2.00%) Intranet
2 1 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (2.00%) Broadband
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.00%) FrontPage
General
1 5 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.00%) Finance
3 2 (4.00%) Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (62.00%) Analyst
2 29 (58.00%) Service Analyst
2 29 (58.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
4 5 (10.00%) Desktop Support
5 4 (8.00%) Coordinator
5 4 (8.00%) Project Coordinator
5 4 (8.00%) Programme Coordinator
6 2 (4.00%) Administrator
6 2 (4.00%) Developer
7 1 (2.00%) Applications Developer
7 1 (2.00%) Support Analyst
7 1 (2.00%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.00%) Author
7 1 (2.00%) Technical Author
7 1 (2.00%) Technical Writer
7 1 (2.00%) IT Administrator
7 1 (2.00%) Deployment Engineer
7 1 (2.00%) SharePoint Developer
7 1 (2.00%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) .NET
1 1 (2.00%) CSS
1 1 (2.00%) XML
1 1 (2.00%) XSLT
1 1 (2.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.00%) iPhone
3 1 (2.00%) iPad
3 1 (2.00%) NHS
3 1 (2.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 33 (66.00%) Windows
2 23 (46.00%) Windows 7
3 20 (40.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (24.00%) ITIL
2 8 (16.00%) Service Management
3 7 (14.00%) ITSM
4 6 (12.00%) PRINCE2
5 5 (10.00%) E-Commerce
5 5 (10.00%) Problem Management
6 4 (8.00%) Change Management
7 2 (4.00%) Project Management
8 1 (2.00%) Unit Testing
8 1 (2.00%) ITIL V3
8 1 (2.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (2.00%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.00%) Stakeholder Analysis
8 1 (2.00%) PRINCE
8 1 (2.00%) OO
8 1 (2.00%) Workflow
8 1 (2.00%) Migration
8 1 (2.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (2.00%) Content Management
8 1 (2.00%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.00%) C
2 2 (4.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.00%) C#
3 1 (2.00%) SQL
3 1 (2.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (32.00%) SC Cleared
1 16 (32.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 5 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.00%) MCP
5 1 (2.00%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) Control-M
Vendors
1 27 (54.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.00%) Google
3 2 (4.00%) Adobe
3 2 (4.00%) Citrix
4 1 (2.00%) BMC
4 1 (2.00%) Remedy
4 1 (2.00%) VMware
4 1 (2.00%) Dell
4 1 (2.00%) LANDesk
4 1 (2.00%) Dell KACE
4 1 (2.00%) Cisco
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