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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 11 12 9
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing MS Office 28 19 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 10.26% 10.38% 10.53%
As % of the Applications category 54.90% 47.50% 46.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 5
Average daily rate
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£120 £313 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-61.60% -21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £187 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £343 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £220 £285
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -22.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 3 3
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% +28.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.03 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-6.94% +3.70%
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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
51 40 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 18.68% 21.86% 22.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 17 14
Average daily rate £325 £300 £391
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -23.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £175 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £550 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 3 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +28.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 31 (63.27%) Windows
2 27 (55.10%) Microsoft
3 24 (48.98%) Windows 7
4 23 (46.94%) MS Excel
5 20 (40.82%) Windows XP
6 16 (32.65%) SC Cleared
6 16 (32.65%) Security Cleared
7 11 (22.45%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (22.45%) ITIL
8 10 (20.41%) Service Management
9 7 (14.29%) ITSM
10 6 (12.24%) Management Information System
10 6 (12.24%) PRINCE2
10 6 (12.24%) C
10 6 (12.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 5 (10.20%) MS Project
11 5 (10.20%) LAN
11 5 (10.20%) E-Commerce
11 5 (10.20%) Telecoms
11 5 (10.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (8.16%) Problem Management
12 4 (8.16%) Google
13 3 (6.12%) Change Management
13 3 (6.12%) SLA
13 3 (6.12%) Active Directory
14 2 (4.08%) Adobe
14 2 (4.08%) Acrobat
14 2 (4.08%) MS Exchange
14 2 (4.08%) CSS
14 2 (4.08%) SharePoint

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 (4.08%) MS Exchange
1 2 (4.08%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.04%) IIS
Applications
1 23 (46.94%) MS Excel
2 5 (10.20%) MS Project
3 2 (4.08%) Acrobat
4 1 (2.04%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (2.04%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (2.04%) Photoshop
4 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.20%) LAN
2 1 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.04%) Broadband
2 1 (2.04%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.04%) FrontPage
1 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.04%) Dreamweaver
General
1 5 (10.20%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.08%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Banking
3 1 (2.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (57.14%) Analyst
2 25 (51.02%) Service Analyst
2 25 (51.02%) Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (20.41%) 1st Line Support
4 5 (10.20%) Desktop Support
5 4 (8.16%) Coordinator
5 4 (8.16%) Project Coordinator
5 4 (8.16%) Programme Coordinator
6 2 (4.08%) Administrator
6 2 (4.08%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Developer
6 2 (4.08%) Support Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) Deployment Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) 1st Line Support Engineer
7 1 (2.04%) Front-End Developer
7 1 (2.04%) Windows Engineer
7 1 (2.04%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 1 (2.04%) PMO Analyst
7 1 (2.04%) Designer
7 1 (2.04%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) CSS
2 1 (2.04%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.04%) XHTML
2 1 (2.04%) XML
2 1 (2.04%) XSLT
2 1 (2.04%) HTML
2 1 (2.04%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.45%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.24%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.04%) iPhone
3 1 (2.04%) Web 2.0
3 1 (2.04%) iPad
3 1 (2.04%) NHS
3 1 (2.04%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 31 (63.27%) Windows
2 24 (48.98%) Windows 7
3 20 (40.82%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.04%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.45%) ITIL
2 10 (20.41%) Service Management
3 7 (14.29%) ITSM
4 6 (12.24%) PRINCE2
5 5 (10.20%) E-Commerce
6 4 (8.16%) Problem Management
7 3 (6.12%) Change Management
8 1 (2.04%) Incident Management
8 1 (2.04%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.04%) Stakeholder Analysis
8 1 (2.04%) Content Management
8 1 (2.04%) Logistics
8 1 (2.04%) Migration
8 1 (2.04%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (2.04%) OO
8 1 (2.04%) PRINCE
8 1 (2.04%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.24%) C
2 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.04%) C#
2 1 (2.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (32.65%) SC Cleared
1 16 (32.65%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 5 (10.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (4.08%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.04%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.12%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 27 (55.10%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.16%) Google
3 2 (4.08%) Adobe
4 1 (2.04%) LANDesk
4 1 (2.04%) Dell KACE
4 1 (2.04%) Dell
4 1 (2.04%) Citrix