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 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 20 32 12
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -20
Contract jobs citing MS Office 10 2 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 4.61% 1.15% 8.30%
As % of the Applications category 20.00% 11.76% 40.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 10
Average daily rate
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£363 £95 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+281.57% -68.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £95 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £95 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £260 £263
% change year-on-year
+13.46% -0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.22 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-1.54% +1.57%
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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
50 17 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 23.04% 9.77% 20.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 11 30
Average daily rate £400 £200 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -41.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £466 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -5.83%

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
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 1 September 2014.

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 1 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 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (45.00%) Windows
3 8 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
5 4 (20.00%) Project Management
5 4 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
6 3 (15.00%) SLA
6 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
7 2 (10.00%) Citrix
7 2 (10.00%) PRINCE
7 2 (10.00%) Cisco
7 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
7 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
7 2 (10.00%) MS Project
7 2 (10.00%) VMware
7 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
7 2 (10.00%) Service Management
7 2 (10.00%) Change Management
7 2 (10.00%) BC Cleared
7 2 (10.00%) Degree
7 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (10.00%) Banking
7 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (10.00%) Windows 8
7 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (10.00%) MS Project
3 1 (5.00%) Photoshop
3 1 (5.00%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.00%) DTS
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Service Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Desktop Support
4 2 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Project Support Officer
4 2 (10.00%) Project Officer
4 2 (10.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Designer
5 1 (5.00%) Service Desk Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Governance Manager
5 1 (5.00%) SQL DBA
5 1 (5.00%) Rollout Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Risk Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) HTML
1 1 (5.00%) CSS
1 1 (5.00%) XHTML
1 1 (5.00%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (10.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Project Management
2 2 (10.00%) Service Management
2 2 (10.00%) Change Management
2 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (10.00%) PRINCE
3 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (5.00%) Information Management
3 1 (5.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (5.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) Citrix
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco
2 2 (10.00%) VMware
3 1 (5.00%) BMC
3 1 (5.00%) Remedy