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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 21 20 28
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +8
Contract jobs citing MS Office 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 0.88% 0.78% 1.09%
As % of the Applications category 16.67% 16.67% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£320 £398 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.49% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £251 £263
% change year-on-year
+19.40% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.98 £14.36 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-2.68% +2.57%
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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
6 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 5.31% 4.69% 6.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 6
Average daily rate £319 £398 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.81% +6.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.61%

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 20 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Banking
2 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Investment Banking
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (33.33%) SLA
3 1 (33.33%) Intranet
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) MS Project
3 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (33.33%) Requirements Management
3 1 (33.33%) Credit Risk
3 1 (33.33%) Use Case
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (33.33%) Legal
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (33.33%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (100.00%) Banking
2 2 (66.67%) Investment Banking
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Business Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Graduate
3 1 (33.33%) Banking Business Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Requirements Management
2 1 (33.33%) Use Case
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
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