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 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 19 38 19
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -19
Contract jobs citing MS Office 20 4 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 5.71% 1.27% 5.72%
As % of the Applications category 35.71% 17.39% 36.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 8
Average daily rate
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£195 £95 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+105.26% -75.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £95 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £95 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £250 £260
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £11.60 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.48 £15.60 £29.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
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
56 23 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 16.00% 7.32% 15.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 15 32
Average daily rate £394 £200 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+96.87% -45.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £175 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 4
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £15.60 £29.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £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 17 September 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 17 September 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
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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 +10 12 £363 +281.57% 4
Daventry - 1 - -
Kettering - 1 - -
Brackley - - - - 1
MS Office
East Midlands

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 18 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 15 (46.88%) Windows
3 13 (40.63%) Windows 7
4 11 (34.38%) MS Excel
5 8 (25.00%) Windows XP
6 5 (15.63%) Project Management
6 5 (15.63%) SLA
6 5 (15.63%) Citrix
7 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
7 4 (12.50%) ITIL
7 4 (12.50%) Degree
7 4 (12.50%) Windows Vista
7 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
7 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
7 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (9.38%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (9.38%) Banking
8 3 (9.38%) Service Management
8 3 (9.38%) PRINCE2
8 3 (9.38%) MS Project
8 3 (9.38%) Oracle
8 3 (9.38%) Dell
8 3 (9.38%) Dell Certification
8 3 (9.38%) LAN
9 2 (6.25%) WAN
9 2 (6.25%) MS Visio
9 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
9 2 (6.25%) BMC
9 2 (6.25%) Cisco
9 2 (6.25%) SQL Server

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
1 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
1 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.13%) IBM Notes
2 1 (3.13%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (34.38%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.38%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (9.38%) MS Project
3 2 (6.25%) MS Visio
4 1 (3.13%) AutoCAD
4 1 (3.13%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (3.13%) Pro/ENGINEER
4 1 (3.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) LAN
2 2 (6.25%) WAN
2 2 (6.25%) Wireless
3 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (3.13%) DTS
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.13%) Toad
1 1 (3.13%) Dreamweaver
General
1 3 (9.38%) Banking
2 2 (6.25%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.13%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) Analyst
2 9 (28.13%) Desktop Support
2 9 (28.13%) Support Engineer
3 8 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 7 (21.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 6 (18.75%) Support Analyst
6 4 (12.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 4 (12.50%) Desktop Analyst
7 3 (9.38%) Deskside Support
7 3 (9.38%) Deskside Analyst
7 3 (9.38%) Deskside Support Analyst
7 3 (9.38%) 1st Line Support
8 2 (6.25%) Administrator
8 2 (6.25%) Service Analyst
8 2 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (6.25%) Coordinator
8 2 (6.25%) Help Desk Analyst
8 2 (6.25%) Developer
8 2 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
8 2 (6.25%) Project Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) OLE
1 1 (3.13%) XHTML
1 1 (3.13%) HTML
1 1 (3.13%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.13%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 15 (46.88%) Windows
2 13 (40.63%) Windows 7
3 8 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 4 (12.50%) Windows Vista
5 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (6.25%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.13%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.63%) Project Management
2 4 (12.50%) ITIL
3 3 (9.38%) Service Management
3 3 (9.38%) PRINCE2
4 2 (6.25%) Change Management
4 2 (6.25%) PRINCE
4 2 (6.25%) Data Analysis
5 1 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.13%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.13%) Network Management
5 1 (3.13%) Line Management
5 1 (3.13%) Business Analysis
5 1 (3.13%) Information Management
5 1 (3.13%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.13%) Risk Management
5 1 (3.13%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) Degree
1 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.38%) Dell Certification
3 2 (6.25%) BC Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.63%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.63%) Citrix
3 3 (9.38%) Oracle
3 3 (9.38%) Dell
4 2 (6.25%) BMC
4 2 (6.25%) Cisco
4 2 (6.25%) VMware
4 2 (6.25%) Remedy
5 1 (3.13%) RedPrairie
5 1 (3.13%) LANDesk
5 1 (3.13%) Google
5 1 (3.13%) Teradata
5 1 (3.13%) Lotus
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