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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 19 10 24
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +14
Contract jobs citing MS Office 7 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 4.86% 15.00% 3.03%
As % of the Applications category 31.82% 81.82% 57.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 3
Median daily rate £93 £90 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -71.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £80 £81 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £450 £319
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £10.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
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
22 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 15.28% 18.33% 5.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 6
Median daily rate £266 £350 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.92% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £93 £85 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £450 £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £10.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £14.50 £15.39
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -5.75%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim -7 6 £93 +2.77% 1
County Fermanagh - 1 - -
MS Office
UK

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 5 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) Migration
2 3 (30.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (20.00%) Degree
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Vista
3 2 (20.00%) Life Science
3 2 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (20.00%) Asset Management
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (20.00%) Validation
3 2 (20.00%) XMPP
3 2 (20.00%) Office 365
3 2 (20.00%) ServiceNow
3 2 (20.00%) Software Asset Management
3 2 (20.00%) Software Licensing
3 2 (20.00%) WebEx
3 2 (20.00%) SDLC
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (20.00%) Acrobat
3 2 (20.00%) Internet
3 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (20.00%) GxP
3 2 (20.00%) FTP
3 2 (20.00%) VPN
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (30.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (20.00%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) FTP
1 2 (20.00%) Internet
1 2 (20.00%) VPN
1 2 (20.00%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Desktop Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) IT Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) IT Support
2 2 (20.00%) IT Support Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Compliance Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Process Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Service Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Support
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) XMPP
2 1 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Life Science
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Vista
2 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Migration
3 2 (20.00%) Asset Management
3 2 (20.00%) ITSM
3 2 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (20.00%) SDLC
3 2 (20.00%) Six Sigma
3 2 (20.00%) Software Asset Management
3 2 (20.00%) Software Licensing
3 2 (20.00%) Validation
4 1 (10.00%) Issue Tracking
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) PL/SQL
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) GxP
1 2 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (20.00%) ServiceNow
2 1 (10.00%) Bloomberg
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) Reuters