The first table below looks at the demand for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 29 July 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 Northern Ireland 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 15 23 21
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Office 2 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 1.96% 0.83% 4.65%
As % of the Applications category 40.00% 16.67% 43.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 7
Average daily rate
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£323 £398 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.86% -0.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £266 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £13.36
% change year-on-year
- +4.82%
Applications Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
5 6 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 4.90% 5.00% 10.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 13
Average daily rate £323 £398 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.86% -0.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.96 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.26% -6.50%
MS Office
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MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Northern Ireland region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Banking
3 2 (40.00%) Project Management
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) SLA
3 2 (40.00%) Investment Banking
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) MS Project
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (20.00%) LAN
4 1 (20.00%) WAN
4 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (20.00%) Thin Client
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (20.00%) Intranet
4 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (20.00%) Requirements Management
4 1 (20.00%) Credit Risk
4 1 (20.00%) Use Case
4 1 (20.00%) Fat Client
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (20.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (20.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (60.00%) Banking
2 2 (40.00%) Investment Banking
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Graduate
3 1 (20.00%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Banking Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Thin Client
1 1 (20.00%) Credit Risk
1 1 (20.00%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) Requirements Management
2 1 (20.00%) Use Case
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix
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