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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 13 31 15
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -16
Contract jobs citing MS Office 38 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 10.05% 3.75% 6.37%
As % of the Applications category 76.00% 36.11% 35.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 4
Average daily rate
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£277 £75 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+269.33% -81.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £75 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £75 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £225 £290
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -22.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 8 1
Average hourly rate £11.21 £10.60 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.75% -41.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-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
50 36 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 13.23% 10.37% 17.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 14
Average daily rate £250 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -23.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £75 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.43% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 9 2
Average hourly rate £16.83 £11.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.95% -26.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -

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 2 June 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 2 June 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 +16 30 £277 - 2
Corby - 2 - -
Wellingborough - 1 - -
MS Office
East Midlands

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 51 (76.12%) Windows
2 41 (61.19%) Microsoft
3 29 (43.28%) Windows 7
4 26 (38.81%) Security Cleared
5 25 (37.31%) MS Excel
6 24 (35.82%) SC Cleared
7 23 (34.33%) Windows XP
8 22 (32.84%) ITIL
9 18 (26.87%) Service Management
10 15 (22.39%) ITSM
11 14 (20.90%) Analytical Skills
12 12 (17.91%) Active Directory
13 9 (13.43%) Management Information System
13 9 (13.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 8 (11.94%) VMware
14 8 (11.94%) C
15 7 (10.45%) Cisco
15 7 (10.45%) LAN
15 7 (10.45%) Windows Server 2003
15 7 (10.45%) DV Cleared
15 7 (10.45%) Windows Server 2008
15 7 (10.45%) Problem Management
16 6 (8.96%) SLA
17 5 (7.46%) Citrix
17 5 (7.46%) NetApp
17 5 (7.46%) Lotus
17 5 (7.46%) Linux
17 5 (7.46%) IBM Notes
17 5 (7.46%) Finance
17 5 (7.46%) HP

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 (7.46%) IBM Notes
2 4 (5.97%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.49%) IIS
4 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.49%) Lync
Applications
1 25 (37.31%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.99%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.49%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.99%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.45%) LAN
2 4 (5.97%) BIG-IP
2 4 (5.97%) iSCSI
3 3 (4.48%) Wireless
3 3 (4.48%) IP Telephony
4 2 (2.99%) WAN
5 1 (1.49%) GPRS
5 1 (1.49%) 2G
5 1 (1.49%) 3G
5 1 (1.49%) HSPA
5 1 (1.49%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.49%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.49%) ProC
General
1 5 (7.46%) Finance
2 1 (1.49%) Financial Institution
2 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (55.22%) Analyst
2 33 (49.25%) Service Analyst
2 33 (49.25%) Service Desk Analyst
3 18 (26.87%) 1st Line Support
4 6 (8.96%) Desktop Support
5 4 (5.97%) Virtualisation Specialist
6 3 (4.48%) Architect
6 3 (4.48%) Virtualisation Architect
7 2 (2.99%) Incident Manager
7 2 (2.99%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (2.99%) Project Manager
7 2 (2.99%) Applications Developer
7 2 (2.99%) Customer Engineer
7 2 (2.99%) Support Analyst
7 2 (2.99%) Junior
7 2 (2.99%) Developer
7 2 (2.99%) 2nd Line Support
8 1 (1.49%) Service Manager
8 1 (1.49%) Senior Desktop Engineer
8 1 (1.49%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.90%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (13.43%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.99%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.49%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 51 (76.12%) Windows
2 29 (43.28%) Windows 7
3 23 (34.33%) Windows XP
4 7 (10.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (10.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (7.46%) Linux
6 4 (5.97%) CentOS
6 4 (5.97%) Ubuntu
7 3 (4.48%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.49%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (32.84%) ITIL
2 18 (26.87%) Service Management
3 15 (22.39%) ITSM
4 7 (10.45%) Problem Management
5 5 (7.46%) Capacity Management
5 5 (7.46%) Change Control
6 4 (5.97%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (5.97%) Change Management
7 3 (4.48%) Project Management
7 3 (4.48%) Incident Management
7 3 (4.48%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (2.99%) ITIL V3
8 2 (2.99%) Unit Testing
8 2 (2.99%) Data Analysis
8 2 (2.99%) Logistics
8 2 (2.99%) Matrix Management
8 2 (2.99%) Workflow
9 1 (1.49%) PRINCE
9 1 (1.49%) PRINCE2
9 1 (1.49%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.94%) C
2 3 (4.48%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.99%) SQL
3 2 (2.99%) VBScript
4 1 (1.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 26 (38.81%) Security Cleared
2 24 (35.82%) SC Cleared
3 9 (13.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 7 (10.45%) DV Cleared
5 3 (4.48%) MCP
6 2 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.49%) Degree
7 1 (1.49%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.96%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (17.91%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (7.46%) Hyper-V
3 4 (5.97%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (7.46%) OVSD
2 2 (2.99%) SCCM
2 2 (2.99%) Control-M
Vendors
1 41 (61.19%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.94%) VMware
3 7 (10.45%) Cisco
4 5 (7.46%) Citrix
4 5 (7.46%) NetApp
4 5 (7.46%) Lotus
4 5 (7.46%) HP
5 4 (5.97%) F5
6 3 (4.48%) Remedy
6 3 (4.48%) McAfee
7 2 (2.99%) Altiris
7 2 (2.99%) Dell
7 2 (2.99%) SAP
7 2 (2.99%) BMC
8 1 (1.49%) Ericsson
8 1 (1.49%) Mapinfo
8 1 (1.49%) Adobe
8 1 (1.49%) Amdocs
8 1 (1.49%) Symantec
8 1 (1.49%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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