The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the Northampton region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 23 17 13
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Contract jobs citing MS Office 7 8 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 3.32% 5.16% 7.05%
As % of the Applications category 19.44% 27.59% 43.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 13
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +41.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £270 £275
% change year-on-year
-1.85% -1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £10.00 £16.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.01 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-0.07% +7.76%
Applications Category
Northampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
36 29 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 17.06% 18.71% 16.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 10 31
Average daily rate £375 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £390 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £470 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £308 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.62% -0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £12.00 £16.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
MS Office
Northamptonshire

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 July 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 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 6 (25.00%) Windows
4 5 (20.83%) Banking
4 5 (20.83%) MS Project
4 5 (20.83%) Project Management
4 5 (20.83%) Windows 7
5 4 (16.67%) Finance
6 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
6 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
6 3 (12.50%) SQL
7 2 (8.33%) SLA
7 2 (8.33%) Windows XP
7 2 (8.33%) MS Visio
7 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
7 2 (8.33%) Citrix
7 2 (8.33%) Retail
7 2 (8.33%) Data Analysis
7 2 (8.33%) Business Analysis
7 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
7 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
7 2 (8.33%) BC Cleared
7 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
7 2 (8.33%) QA
7 2 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (8.33%) Retail Banking
8 1 (4.17%) Degree
8 1 (4.17%) Data Governance
8 1 (4.17%) Process Improvement
8 1 (4.17%) Change Control

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.17%) SAS
3 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 5 (20.83%) MS Project
3 2 (8.33%) MS Visio
4 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.17%) DTS
1 1 (4.17%) Data Mining
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (4.17%) Selenium
1 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (20.83%) Banking
2 4 (16.67%) Finance
3 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (8.33%) Retail
3 2 (8.33%) Retail Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Back Office
4 1 (4.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Service Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Administrator
3 2 (8.33%) Data Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Project Officer
3 2 (8.33%) Project Support Officer
3 2 (8.33%) Desktop Support
3 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Coordinator
4 1 (4.17%) Business Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Tester
4 1 (4.17%) DBA
4 1 (4.17%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (4.17%) SQL DBA
4 1 (4.17%) IT Administrator
4 1 (4.17%) Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
1 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.17%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Windows
2 5 (20.83%) Windows 7
3 2 (8.33%) Windows XP
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) Project Management
2 2 (8.33%) Data Analysis
2 2 (8.33%) Business Analysis
2 2 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (4.17%) Data Governance
3 1 (4.17%) Process Improvement
3 1 (4.17%) Change Control
3 1 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (4.17%) Business Transformation
3 1 (4.17%) Analytics
3 1 (4.17%) Test Scripting
3 1 (4.17%) System Testing
3 1 (4.17%) OpenUP
3 1 (4.17%) Automated Testing
3 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
3 1 (4.17%) PRINCE
3 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
3 1 (4.17%) Change Management
3 1 (4.17%) Risk Management
3 1 (4.17%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.33%) BC Cleared
1 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) ISEB
2 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
1 2 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 12 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) Citrix
3 1 (4.17%) BMC
3 1 (4.17%) Novell
3 1 (4.17%) Remedy
3 1 (4.17%) VMware
3 1 (4.17%) Teradata
3 1 (4.17%) HP
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle
3 1 (4.17%) Business Objects
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco