The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank - 18 21
Contract jobs citing MS Office 0 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland - 5.36% 2.54%
As % of the Applications category - 75.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 2
Median daily rate - £124 £93
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +34.05%
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £291 £225
% change year-on-year
-1.28% +29.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £13.35 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+14.23% -4.64%
MS Office
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Northern Ireland region.

Applications Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
17 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 15.60% 7.14% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 2
Median daily rate £315 £164 £90
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+92.36% +81.94%
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -6.45%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing MS Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Office across the Northern Ireland region.

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Northern Ireland region.

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MS Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Northern Ireland region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 3 (75.00%) C#
1 3 (75.00%) HTML
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (75.00%) PL/SQL
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) T-SQL
1 3 (75.00%) VBA
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (75.00%) OLAP
1 3 (75.00%) XML
1 3 (75.00%) UML
1 3 (75.00%) MS Visio
1 3 (75.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (75.00%) Business Analysis
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 3 (75.00%) Relational Database
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (75.00%) OLAP Cube
2 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (25.00%) EMIR
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Finance

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (75.00%) OLAP
1 3 (75.00%) OLAP Cube
1 3 (75.00%) Relational Database
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft BI Developer
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Azure Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Banking Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Onboarding Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) HTML
1 3 (75.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Business Analysis
1 3 (75.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) UML
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C#
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (75.00%) PL/SQL
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) T-SQL
1 3 (75.00%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) EMIR
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft