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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 14 19 6
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -13
Contract jobs citing MS Office 24 14 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 8.14% 6.90% 13.95%
As % of the Applications category 54.55% 46.67% 56.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 4
Average daily rate
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£180 £271 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.64% -3.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £245 £263
% change year-on-year
+18.36% -6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 6
Average hourly rate £13.75 £11.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.14 £11.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £13.45 £13.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.25 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-5.35% -
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
44 30 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 14.92% 14.78% 24.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 8
Average daily rate £245 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.35% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £308 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.69% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 6
Average hourly rate £18.00 £11.00 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.63% -13.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.08 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £14.50 £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%

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 24 April 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 37 (67.27%) Windows
2 28 (50.91%) Microsoft
3 26 (47.27%) MS Excel
4 24 (43.64%) Security Cleared
4 24 (43.64%) Windows 7
5 22 (40.00%) SC Cleared
6 20 (36.36%) Windows XP
7 16 (29.09%) ITIL
8 13 (23.64%) Service Management
9 11 (20.00%) ITSM
9 11 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (16.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 9 (16.36%) Management Information System
10 9 (16.36%) C
11 5 (9.09%) LAN
11 5 (9.09%) Active Directory
11 5 (9.09%) Problem Management
12 4 (7.27%) VMware
12 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (7.27%) Change Management
12 4 (7.27%) Finance
12 4 (7.27%) Cisco
13 3 (5.45%) Citrix
13 3 (5.45%) MCP
13 3 (5.45%) DV Cleared
13 3 (5.45%) IP Telephony
14 2 (3.64%) Data Analysis
14 2 (3.64%) Logistics
14 2 (3.64%) Incident Management

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (3.64%) IBM Notes
1 2 (3.64%) MS Exchange
1 2 (3.64%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.82%) IIS
Applications
1 26 (47.27%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.64%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (3.64%) Acrobat
3 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.82%) MS Project
3 1 (1.82%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.09%) LAN
2 3 (5.45%) IP Telephony
3 1 (1.82%) Intranet
3 1 (1.82%) Wireless
3 1 (1.82%) iSCSI
3 1 (1.82%) BIG-IP
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.82%) FrontPage
General
1 4 (7.27%) Finance
2 2 (3.64%) Banking
3 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (61.82%) Analyst
2 32 (58.18%) Service Analyst
2 32 (58.18%) Service Desk Analyst
3 14 (25.45%) 1st Line Support
4 5 (9.09%) Desktop Support
5 2 (3.64%) Incident Manager
5 2 (3.64%) Support Analyst
5 2 (3.64%) Junior
5 2 (3.64%) Developer
5 2 (3.64%) Project Manager
6 1 (1.82%) Author
6 1 (1.82%) Technical Author
6 1 (1.82%) Architect
6 1 (1.82%) Applications Developer
6 1 (1.82%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (1.82%) Administrator
6 1 (1.82%) IT Support Analyst
6 1 (1.82%) Junior Project Manager
6 1 (1.82%) Technical Writer
6 1 (1.82%) Service Desk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.82%) CSS
1 1 (1.82%) XML
1 1 (1.82%) XSLT
1 1 (1.82%) .NET
1 1 (1.82%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (16.36%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 37 (67.27%) Windows
2 24 (43.64%) Windows 7
3 20 (36.36%) Windows XP
4 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.82%) Linux
5 1 (1.82%) CentOS
5 1 (1.82%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.09%) ITIL
2 13 (23.64%) Service Management
3 11 (20.00%) ITSM
4 5 (9.09%) Problem Management
5 4 (7.27%) Change Management
6 2 (3.64%) Data Analysis
6 2 (3.64%) Logistics
6 2 (3.64%) Incident Management
6 2 (3.64%) Matrix Management
6 2 (3.64%) Project Management
7 1 (1.82%) PRINCE
7 1 (1.82%) Workflow
7 1 (1.82%) Migration
7 1 (1.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (1.82%) PRINCE2
7 1 (1.82%) OO
7 1 (1.82%) Stakeholder Analysis
7 1 (1.82%) Mentoring
7 1 (1.82%) ITIL V3
7 1 (1.82%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.36%) C
2 2 (3.64%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.82%) C#
3 1 (1.82%) SQL
3 1 (1.82%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (43.64%) Security Cleared
2 22 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 9 (16.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (5.45%) MCP
4 3 (5.45%) DV Cleared
5 2 (3.64%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.82%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.82%) NFS
2 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.82%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) SCCM
2 1 (1.82%) Control-M
2 1 (1.82%) OVSD
Vendors
1 28 (50.91%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.27%) VMware
2 4 (7.27%) Cisco
3 3 (5.45%) Citrix
4 2 (3.64%) SAP
4 2 (3.64%) Adobe
4 2 (3.64%) Lotus
5 1 (1.82%) HP
5 1 (1.82%) Remedy
5 1 (1.82%) BMC
5 1 (1.82%) NetApp
5 1 (1.82%) F5