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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 26 17 16
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Office 10 31 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 3.33% 7.24% 7.08%
As % of the Applications category 34.48% 43.66% 44.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 4
Average daily rate £200 £120 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -61.60%
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £267 £230
% change year-on-year
+7.97% +15.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 16 4
Average hourly rate £8.50 £14.38 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.86% -0.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -8.77%
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
29 71 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 9.67% 16.59% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 31 22
Average daily rate £300 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £120 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £420 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 16 4
Average hourly rate £8.50 £16.75 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.25% +15.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -3.33%

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
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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Kettering +4 4 - -
Northampton -10 4 £200 +66.66% 2
Corby - 1 - -
MS Office
East Midlands

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 24 (66.67%) Windows
1 24 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 15 (41.67%) Windows 7
3 14 (38.89%) Windows XP
4 10 (27.78%) MS Excel
5 8 (22.22%) Active Directory
5 8 (22.22%) Windows Server
6 7 (19.44%) Service Management
6 7 (19.44%) ITSM
6 7 (19.44%) Remedy
7 6 (16.67%) ITIL
7 6 (16.67%) SC Cleared
7 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared
8 4 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (11.11%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
8 4 (11.11%) MS Exchange
8 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
8 4 (11.11%) BMC
8 4 (11.11%) Telecoms
8 4 (11.11%) Finance
8 4 (11.11%) VMware
8 4 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (11.11%) SDLC
9 3 (8.33%) Service Desk Management
9 3 (8.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (8.33%) Management Information System
9 3 (8.33%) Blackberry
9 3 (8.33%) Configuration Management

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 4 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (27.78%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.78%) MS Project
2 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (2.78%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 3 (8.33%) LAN
2 3 (8.33%) SAN
3 1 (2.78%) DHCP
3 1 (2.78%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.33%) MS Access
2 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.78%) Power BI
3 1 (2.78%) QlikView
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) AdminStudio
1 2 (5.56%) InstallShield
1 2 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.78%) JIRA
2 1 (2.78%) MSI
2 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (11.11%) Finance
1 4 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.56%) Legal
3 1 (2.78%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (52.78%) Analyst
2 13 (36.11%) Service Analyst
2 13 (36.11%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
3 4 (11.11%) Coordinator
3 4 (11.11%) Support Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) Deployment Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Hardware Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Deployment Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) IT Support
4 3 (8.33%) Service Desk Support
4 3 (8.33%) Service Desk Support Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Customer Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Help Desk Support
5 2 (5.56%) IT Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) .NET
2 1 (2.78%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (2.78%) jQuery
2 1 (2.78%) RESTful
2 1 (2.78%) SOAP
2 1 (2.78%) Web Services
2 1 (2.78%) WinForms
2 1 (2.78%) WSDL
2 1 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.33%) Blackberry
2 3 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 3 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.78%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.78%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 24 (66.67%) Windows
2 15 (41.67%) Windows 7
3 14 (38.89%) Windows XP
4 8 (22.22%) Windows Server
5 3 (8.33%) Android
5 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (5.56%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.78%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (19.44%) ITSM
1 7 (19.44%) Service Management
2 6 (16.67%) ITIL
3 4 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (11.11%) SDLC
4 3 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 3 (8.33%) ITIL V3
4 3 (8.33%) Service Desk Management
4 3 (8.33%) WFM
5 2 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (5.56%) Project Management
5 2 (5.56%) Scrum
6 1 (2.78%) Application Packaging
6 1 (2.78%) CRM
6 1 (2.78%) Data Management
6 1 (2.78%) MVC
6 1 (2.78%) Regression Testing
6 1 (2.78%) Software Testing
6 1 (2.78%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (5.56%) A+ Certification
3 2 (5.56%) MCDST
3 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.78%) Degree
4 1 (2.78%) ISEB
4 1 (2.78%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 8 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.56%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.78%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) SCCM
2 1 (2.78%) Control-M
Vendors
1 24 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (19.44%) Remedy
3 4 (11.11%) BMC
3 4 (11.11%) VMware
4 2 (5.56%) Avaya
4 2 (5.56%) Citrix
5 1 (2.78%) Apple
5 1 (2.78%) Cognos
5 1 (2.78%) Dell
5 1 (2.78%) Tableau