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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 10 13 29
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +16
Contract jobs citing MS Office 12 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 11.54% 4.44% 0.50%
As % of the Applications category 75.00% 80.00% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
Average daily rate
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£93 £95 £90
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% +5.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £268 £275
% change year-on-year
+2.80% -2.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-10.34% +7.40%
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
16 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 15.38% 5.56% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 3
Average daily rate £93 £95 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% -56.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £88 £95 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £95 £298
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -

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
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

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 Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 5 March 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
County Antrim +4 12 £93 -2.63% 1
MS Office
UK

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 13 (61.90%) MS Excel
2 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 10 (47.62%) Finance
2 10 (47.62%) Banking
3 8 (38.10%) Windows
4 7 (33.33%) Fixed Income
4 7 (33.33%) Investment Banking
5 6 (28.57%) Data Analysis
5 6 (28.57%) Problem Management
6 5 (23.81%) Change Management
6 5 (23.81%) Performance Management
6 5 (23.81%) Coaching
6 5 (23.81%) LAN
7 3 (14.29%) SQL
7 3 (14.29%) Relational Database
7 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
8 2 (9.52%) Workflow
8 2 (9.52%) Validation
8 2 (9.52%) Credit Risk
8 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Electronic Trading
8 2 (9.52%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (9.52%) ITIL
8 2 (9.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (9.52%) Project Management
9 1 (4.76%) Mainframe
9 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (4.76%) Reuters
9 1 (4.76%) Bloomberg

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 13 (61.90%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.52%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) LAN
2 1 (4.76%) DHCP
2 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.76%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) Relational Database
General
1 10 (47.62%) Finance
1 10 (47.62%) Banking
2 7 (33.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Desktop Support
1 7 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Operations Support Specialist
3 2 (9.52%) Data Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Support Specialist
4 1 (4.76%) Field Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Support Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Field Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) IT Support
4 1 (4.76%) Banking Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Fixed Income
2 2 (9.52%) Credit Risk
2 2 (9.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (4.76%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.76%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
3 1 (4.76%) UNIX
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Data Analysis
1 6 (28.57%) Problem Management
2 5 (23.81%) Change Management
2 5 (23.81%) Performance Management
2 5 (23.81%) Coaching
3 2 (9.52%) Workflow
3 2 (9.52%) Validation
3 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (9.52%) Electronic Trading
3 2 (9.52%) ITIL
3 2 (9.52%) Project Management
4 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.76%) Business Analysis
4 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.76%) Requirements Management
4 1 (4.76%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.76%) MCSA
2 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) Basel III
1 1 (4.76%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Reuters
2 1 (4.76%) Bloomberg
2 1 (4.76%) Citrix