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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 11 31 20
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -11
Contract jobs citing MS Office 32 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 9.33% 3.62% 5.20%
As % of the Applications category 84.21% 28.89% 30.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 6
Average daily rate
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£211 £125 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+69.00% -68.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £85 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £385 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £260 £275
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 2
Average hourly rate £10.50 £10.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -41.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £8.40 £16.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.78 £11.60 £17.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
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
38 45 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 11.08% 12.53% 17.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 24 21
Average daily rate £210 £338 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.77% -20.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £133 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £425 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 2
Average hourly rate £10.84 £12.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.70% -29.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £9.20 £16.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.75 £16.70 £17.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +17 25 £211 -53.05% 1
Corby - 2 - -
Wellingborough +1 1 - -
MS Office
East Midlands

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 45 (70.31%) Windows
2 41 (64.06%) Microsoft
3 23 (35.94%) Windows 7
4 22 (34.38%) Security Cleared
5 20 (31.25%) ITIL
5 20 (31.25%) SC Cleared
6 19 (29.69%) Windows XP
7 18 (28.13%) Service Management
8 16 (25.00%) MS Excel
9 14 (21.88%) ITSM
10 12 (18.75%) Active Directory
11 11 (17.19%) DV Cleared
12 10 (15.63%) VMware
13 9 (14.06%) Cisco
13 9 (14.06%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (14.06%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (14.06%) Analytical Skills
14 8 (12.50%) OVSD
14 8 (12.50%) HP
15 7 (10.94%) NetApp
15 7 (10.94%) LAN
15 7 (10.94%) Linux
15 7 (10.94%) Problem Management
15 7 (10.94%) VMware Infrastructure
15 7 (10.94%) Change Control
15 7 (10.94%) Hyper-V
15 7 (10.94%) Capacity Management
16 6 (9.38%) Performance Tuning
16 6 (9.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 6 (9.38%) F5

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 5 (7.81%) IBM Notes
2 2 (3.13%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.56%) Lync
3 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.56%) IIS
Applications
1 16 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (3.13%) MS Project
3 2 (3.13%) InDesign
3 2 (3.13%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.94%) LAN
2 6 (9.38%) BIG-IP
2 6 (9.38%) iSCSI
3 3 (4.69%) Wireless
3 3 (4.69%) IP Telephony
4 2 (3.13%) WAN
5 1 (1.56%) 3G
5 1 (1.56%) 2G
5 1 (1.56%) HSPA
5 1 (1.56%) 4G
5 1 (1.56%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.56%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.56%) ProC
General
1 5 (7.81%) Finance
2 4 (6.25%) Marketing
3 1 (1.56%) Military
3 1 (1.56%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (43.75%) Analyst
2 22 (34.38%) Service Analyst
2 22 (34.38%) Service Desk Analyst
3 14 (21.88%) 1st Line Support
4 6 (9.38%) Desktop Support
5 5 (7.81%) Virtualisation Specialist
6 4 (6.25%) Virtualisation Architect
6 4 (6.25%) Architect
6 4 (6.25%) Designer
7 3 (4.69%) Junior
8 2 (3.13%) Developer
8 2 (3.13%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.13%) Applications Developer
8 2 (3.13%) Customer Engineer
8 2 (3.13%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (3.13%) Desktop Engineer
8 2 (3.13%) Incident Manager
9 1 (1.56%) Senior Desktop Engineer
9 1 (1.56%) Radio Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.06%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.81%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.13%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 45 (70.31%) Windows
2 23 (35.94%) Windows 7
3 19 (29.69%) Windows XP
4 9 (14.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (14.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (10.94%) Linux
6 6 (9.38%) Ubuntu
6 6 (9.38%) CentOS
7 3 (4.69%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (31.25%) ITIL
2 18 (28.13%) Service Management
3 14 (21.88%) ITSM
4 7 (10.94%) Problem Management
4 7 (10.94%) Change Control
4 7 (10.94%) Capacity Management
5 6 (9.38%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (6.25%) Change Management
6 4 (6.25%) Project Management
7 3 (4.69%) Logistics
7 3 (4.69%) Incident Management
7 3 (4.69%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (3.13%) Matrix Management
8 2 (3.13%) ITIL V3
8 2 (3.13%) Data Analysis
8 2 (3.13%) Unit Testing
8 2 (3.13%) Workflow
8 2 (3.13%) PRINCE2
9 1 (1.56%) CRM
9 1 (1.56%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.25%) C
2 3 (4.69%) SQL
2 3 (4.69%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.13%) VBScript
4 1 (1.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (34.38%) Security Cleared
2 20 (31.25%) SC Cleared
3 11 (17.19%) DV Cleared
4 6 (9.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (4.69%) MCP
6 1 (1.56%) Degree
6 1 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.56%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.38%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (10.94%) Hyper-V
3 6 (9.38%) NFS
Systems Management
1 8 (12.50%) OVSD
2 2 (3.13%) SCCM
2 2 (3.13%) Control-M
Vendors
1 41 (64.06%) Microsoft
2 10 (15.63%) VMware
3 9 (14.06%) Cisco
4 8 (12.50%) HP
5 7 (10.94%) NetApp
6 6 (9.38%) F5
7 5 (7.81%) Lotus
7 5 (7.81%) Citrix
7 5 (7.81%) Adobe
8 3 (4.69%) Remedy
8 3 (4.69%) McAfee
9 2 (3.13%) SAP
9 2 (3.13%) BMC
9 2 (3.13%) Dell
9 2 (3.13%) Altiris
10 1 (1.56%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 1 (1.56%) Lumension
10 1 (1.56%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.56%) Ericsson
10 1 (1.56%) Amdocs