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 29 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 25 22 13
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -9
Contract jobs citing MS Office 8 6 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 3.86% 4.05% 7.22%
As % of the Applications category 18.60% 33.33% 43.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 13
Average daily rate
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£450 £95 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+373.68% -68.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £266 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £12.00 £16.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £13.36
% change year-on-year
- +4.82%
Applications Category
Northampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
43 18 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 20.77% 12.16% 16.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 7 33
Average daily rate £400 £458 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.56% +25.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £293 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -
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 £14.96 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.26% -6.50%
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 29 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 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 8 (38.10%) MS Excel
3 7 (33.33%) Windows
4 6 (28.57%) Windows 7
5 4 (19.05%) Project Management
5 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
6 3 (14.29%) Finance
6 3 (14.29%) Banking
6 3 (14.29%) Citrix
6 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
7 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
7 2 (9.52%) MS Visio
7 2 (9.52%) SLA
7 2 (9.52%) Cisco
7 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
7 2 (9.52%) SQL
7 2 (9.52%) MS Project
7 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
7 2 (9.52%) PRINCE
7 2 (9.52%) Data Analysis
7 2 (9.52%) Degree
7 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
7 2 (9.52%) BC Cleared
7 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
7 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
7 2 (9.52%) Change Management
7 2 (9.52%) VMware
7 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.76%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (38.10%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.52%) MS Visio
2 2 (9.52%) MS Project
3 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.76%) DTS
1 1 (4.76%) Data Mining
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
1 3 (14.29%) Banking
2 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.76%) Back Office
3 1 (4.76%) Retail
3 1 (4.76%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Service Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Project Support Officer
4 2 (9.52%) Administrator
4 2 (9.52%) Desktop Support
4 2 (9.52%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Project Officer
4 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Service Desk Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Governance Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (4.76%) Coordinator
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Data Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) DBA
5 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (4.76%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
1 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.76%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Windows
2 6 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 2 (9.52%) Windows 8
3 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) Project Management
2 2 (9.52%) Change Management
2 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
2 2 (9.52%) PRINCE
2 2 (9.52%) Data Analysis
2 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (4.76%) Data Governance
3 1 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (4.76%) Analytics
3 1 (4.76%) Business Analysis
3 1 (4.76%) OpenUP
3 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
3 1 (4.76%) Risk Management
3 1 (4.76%) Workflow
3 1 (4.76%) Migration
3 1 (4.76%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Degree
1 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
1 2 (9.52%) BC Cleared
1 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) Citrix
3 2 (9.52%) VMware
3 2 (9.52%) Cisco
4 1 (4.76%) Teradata
4 1 (4.76%) BMC
4 1 (4.76%) Novell
4 1 (4.76%) Remedy
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