The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Northamptonshire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 18 9 20
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +11
Contract jobs citing MS Office 23 22 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 6.37% 9.52% 6.34%
As % of the Applications category 46.94% 48.89% 45.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 13
Average daily rate £325 £280 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.07% +75.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £116 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £425 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £269 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.06% -2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 5
Average hourly rate £10.60 £13.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.48% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.70 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £15.60 £97.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.44%
Applications Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
49 45 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 13.57% 19.48% 14.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 29
Average daily rate £363 £425 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% +19.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £135 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £446 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.99% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 6
Average hourly rate £11.00 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.25 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £57.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%
MS Office
East Midlands

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Northampton -8 17 £325 +16.07% 2
Kettering - 1 - -
Wellingborough - - - -
MS Office
East Midlands

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 33 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 18 (37.50%) Windows
3 13 (27.08%) Windows 7
4 12 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 10 (20.83%) MS Excel
5 10 (20.83%) Windows XP
6 8 (16.67%) Degree
7 7 (14.58%) LAN
7 7 (14.58%) Citrix
8 6 (12.50%) SEO
8 6 (12.50%) Finance
8 6 (12.50%) CMS
9 5 (10.42%) Banking
9 5 (10.42%) Migration
9 5 (10.42%) WAN
10 4 (8.33%) MS Project
10 4 (8.33%) Thin Client
10 4 (8.33%) Fat Client
11 3 (6.25%) LANDesk
11 3 (6.25%) Local Government
11 3 (6.25%) Novell
11 3 (6.25%) Service Management
11 3 (6.25%) Wireless
11 3 (6.25%) Telecoms
11 3 (6.25%) Project Management
11 3 (6.25%) MS Exchange
11 3 (6.25%) SLA
11 3 (6.25%) ITIL
11 3 (6.25%) SharePoint
12 2 (4.17%) SQL

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 6 (12.50%) CMS
2 3 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.08%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (20.83%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.33%) MS Project
3 2 (4.17%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (2.08%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.58%) LAN
2 5 (10.42%) WAN
3 3 (6.25%) Wireless
4 1 (2.08%) DHCP
4 1 (2.08%) VPN
4 1 (2.08%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.08%) Data Mining
1 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Selenium
1 1 (2.08%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 6 (12.50%) Finance
2 5 (10.42%) Banking
3 3 (6.25%) Local Government
3 3 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.17%) Legal
4 2 (4.17%) Retail Banking
4 2 (4.17%) Retail
5 1 (2.08%) Marketing
5 1 (2.08%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 13 (27.08%) Analyst
2 6 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 6 (12.50%) Web Editor
2 6 (12.50%) Web Content Editor
2 6 (12.50%) Content Editor
2 6 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
3 5 (10.42%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (10.42%) Service Analyst
4 4 (8.33%) Desktop Support
4 4 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Copywriter
5 3 (6.25%) Support Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
5 3 (6.25%) Migration Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Data Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Administrator
6 2 (4.17%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Rollout Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) IT Technician
7 1 (2.08%) 3rd Line Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.08%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) Thin Client
1 4 (8.33%) Fat Client
2 1 (2.08%) Data Extraction
2 1 (2.08%) Copywriting
2 1 (2.08%) Mathematics
2 1 (2.08%) Statistics
2 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.08%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 18 (37.50%) Windows
2 13 (27.08%) Windows 7
3 10 (20.83%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (12.50%) SEO
2 5 (10.42%) Migration
3 3 (6.25%) Service Management
3 3 (6.25%) Project Management
3 3 (6.25%) ITIL
4 2 (4.17%) Network Management
4 2 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.08%) Data Governance
5 1 (2.08%) Process Improvement
5 1 (2.08%) Change Control
5 1 (2.08%) Business Transformation
5 1 (2.08%) Analytics
5 1 (2.08%) Test Scripting
5 1 (2.08%) System Testing
5 1 (2.08%) OpenUP
5 1 (2.08%) Data Analysis
5 1 (2.08%) Automated Testing
5 1 (2.08%) Business Analysis
5 1 (2.08%) Risk Management
5 1 (2.08%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.17%) SQL
2 1 (2.08%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (2.08%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.08%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) SLA
2 2 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 12 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.08%) XenServer
2 1 (2.08%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) SCCM
1 1 (2.08%) Backup Exec
1 1 (2.08%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 33 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.58%) Citrix
3 3 (6.25%) LANDesk
3 3 (6.25%) Novell
4 2 (4.17%) Oracle
5 1 (2.08%) VMware
5 1 (2.08%) Teradata
5 1 (2.08%) Business Objects
5 1 (2.08%) HP
5 1 (2.08%) BMC
5 1 (2.08%) Remedy