The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 13 12 11
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Office 36 28 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 8.63% 9.62% 9.04%
As % of the Applications category 50.00% 48.28% 43.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 8
Average daily rate
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£173 £313 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.80% +56.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £117 £187 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £343 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £213 £282
% change year-on-year
+29.41% -24.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 7 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +28.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.17 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £18.20 £16.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.06 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-6.75% +3.70%
MS Office
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Northamptonshire region.

Applications Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
72 58 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 17.27% 19.93% 20.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 21 23
Average daily rate £325 £268 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.49% -16.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £168 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 7 4
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +28.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.17 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £18.10 £19.16
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.80 £15.00 £15.13
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -0.82%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Northamptonshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Office across the Northamptonshire region.

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

MS Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Northamptonshire region.

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

MS Office
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton -1 31 £120 -61.60% 5
Kettering -3 1 £263 -
Brackley - - - -
Corby - - - - 1
MS Office
East Midlands

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 41 (64.06%) Windows
2 34 (53.13%) Windows 7
3 33 (51.56%) MS Excel
4 32 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 30 (46.88%) Windows XP
6 20 (31.25%) ITIL
7 18 (28.13%) SC Cleared
7 18 (28.13%) Security Cleared
8 14 (21.88%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (18.75%) Service Management
10 9 (14.06%) ITSM
11 8 (12.50%) Management Information System
11 8 (12.50%) PRINCE2
11 8 (12.50%) C
11 8 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 7 (10.94%) Telecoms
12 7 (10.94%) Windows Vista
12 7 (10.94%) MS Project
12 7 (10.94%) SLA
12 7 (10.94%) E-Commerce
12 7 (10.94%) Dell
12 7 (10.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 6 (9.38%) Dell Certification
13 6 (9.38%) Active Directory
13 6 (9.38%) Oracle
13 6 (9.38%) Google
14 4 (6.25%) LAN
15 3 (4.69%) MS Exchange
15 3 (4.69%) Problem Management
16 2 (3.13%) SCCM

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 (4.69%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.13%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.56%) IIS
3 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 33 (51.56%) MS Excel
2 7 (10.94%) MS Project
3 2 (3.13%) Acrobat
4 1 (1.56%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.56%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (1.56%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.25%) LAN
2 2 (3.13%) Broadband
2 2 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.56%) Intranet
3 1 (1.56%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.56%) Dreamweaver
1 1 (1.56%) FrontPage
1 1 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (10.94%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.13%) Finance
2 2 (3.13%) Banking
3 1 (1.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 38 (59.38%) Analyst
2 27 (42.19%) Service Analyst
2 27 (42.19%) Service Desk Analyst
3 12 (18.75%) 1st Line Support
4 11 (17.19%) Desktop Support
5 9 (14.06%) Support Analyst
6 8 (12.50%) Support Engineer
6 8 (12.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 8 (12.50%) Desktop Analyst
7 7 (10.94%) Desktop Engineer
8 6 (9.38%) Deskside Support
8 6 (9.38%) Deskside Analyst
8 6 (9.38%) Deskside Support Analyst
8 6 (9.38%) Project Coordinator
8 6 (9.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 6 (9.38%) Coordinator
8 6 (9.38%) Programme Coordinator
9 2 (3.13%) Administrator
9 2 (3.13%) Developer
9 2 (3.13%) 1st Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.13%) CSS
2 1 (1.56%) XML
2 1 (1.56%) XSLT
2 1 (1.56%) XHTML
2 1 (1.56%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.56%) HTML
2 1 (1.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (21.88%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.13%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.13%) iPhone
3 2 (3.13%) iPad
4 1 (1.56%) NHS
4 1 (1.56%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 41 (64.06%) Windows
2 34 (53.13%) Windows 7
3 30 (46.88%) Windows XP
4 7 (10.94%) Windows Vista
5 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.56%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (31.25%) ITIL
2 12 (18.75%) Service Management
3 9 (14.06%) ITSM
4 8 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 7 (10.94%) E-Commerce
6 3 (4.69%) Problem Management
7 2 (3.13%) Change Management
7 2 (3.13%) Incident Management
8 1 (1.56%) OO
8 1 (1.56%) PRINCE
8 1 (1.56%) CAD
8 1 (1.56%) Project Management
8 1 (1.56%) Mentoring
8 1 (1.56%) Coaching
8 1 (1.56%) Stakeholder Analysis
8 1 (1.56%) Migration
8 1 (1.56%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (1.56%) Content Management
8 1 (1.56%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.50%) C
2 1 (1.56%) C#
2 1 (1.56%) SQL
2 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (28.13%) SC Cleared
1 18 (28.13%) Security Cleared
2 8 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 7 (10.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 6 (9.38%) Dell Certification
5 2 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.56%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.94%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (9.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.13%) SCCM
2 1 (1.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 32 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.94%) Dell
3 6 (9.38%) Oracle
3 6 (9.38%) Google
4 2 (3.13%) Adobe
4 2 (3.13%) Citrix
5 1 (1.56%) NetApp
5 1 (1.56%) Nokia
5 1 (1.56%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.56%) Websense
5 1 (1.56%) VMware
5 1 (1.56%) Cisco
5 1 (1.56%) LANDesk
5 1 (1.56%) Dell KACE