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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 19 29 17
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -12
Contract jobs citing MS Office 12 3 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 5.61% 1.60% 6.49%
As % of the Applications category 28.57% 20.00% 36.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 6
Average daily rate
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£263 £95 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+176.31% -76.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £95 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £95 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £250 £260
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £16.30 £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.66% +7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
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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
42 15 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 19.63% 8.02% 17.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 10 25
Average daily rate £400 £200 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -46.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £405 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -4.83%

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 19 September 2014, 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 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
2 8 (42.11%) Windows
3 7 (36.84%) Windows 7
4 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
4 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
4 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
4 4 (21.05%) SLA
4 4 (21.05%) Project Management
5 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2
5 3 (15.79%) Service Management
5 3 (15.79%) Citrix
5 3 (15.79%) Windows XP
5 3 (15.79%) MS Project
5 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (10.53%) Windows 8
6 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (10.53%) BC Cleared
6 2 (10.53%) MS Visio
6 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
6 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
6 2 (10.53%) Cisco
6 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
6 2 (10.53%) PRINCE
6 2 (10.53%) Banking
6 2 (10.53%) Degree
6 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (10.53%) Change Management
6 2 (10.53%) VMware

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
1 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
1 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
2 3 (15.79%) MS Project
3 2 (10.53%) MS Visio
4 1 (5.26%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (5.26%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (5.26%) DTS
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (10.53%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Analyst
1 4 (21.05%) Support Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Desktop Support
2 3 (15.79%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Coordinator
3 2 (10.53%) Project Support Officer
3 2 (10.53%) Project Officer
3 2 (10.53%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (10.53%) Service Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Project Coordinator
4 1 (5.26%) Web Designer
4 1 (5.26%) Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Programme Coordinator
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) OLE
1 1 (5.26%) CSS
1 1 (5.26%) XHTML
1 1 (5.26%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Windows
2 7 (36.84%) Windows 7
3 3 (15.79%) Windows XP
4 2 (10.53%) Windows 8
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Project Management
2 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2
2 3 (15.79%) Service Management
3 2 (10.53%) PRINCE
3 2 (10.53%) Change Management
4 1 (5.26%) Risk Management
4 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Information Management
4 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL
4 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
1 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) BC Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) Degree
3 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) Citrix
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco
3 2 (10.53%) VMware
4 1 (5.26%) LANDesk
4 1 (5.26%) Google
4 1 (5.26%) Remedy
4 1 (5.26%) BMC