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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 7 20 21
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +1
Contract jobs citing MS Office 9 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 14.52% 0.88% 0.78%
As % of the Applications category 75.00% 16.67% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 1
Average daily rate
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£88 £320 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-72.65% -19.49%
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £300 £256
% change year-on-year
-4.16% +17.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.22
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -1.54%
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
12 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 19.35% 5.31% 4.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 3
Average daily rate £93 £319 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-70.98% -19.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.22 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-1.46% -1.79%

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 28 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +13 8 £88 -72.65% 2
County Armagh - 1 - -
MS Office
UK

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 10 (66.67%) Banking
2 9 (60.00%) MS Excel
3 7 (46.67%) Finance
4 5 (33.33%) Investment Banking
4 5 (33.33%) Windows
4 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (26.67%) Data Analysis
5 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
5 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
5 4 (26.67%) UNIX
5 4 (26.67%) Project Management
6 3 (20.00%) Workflow
6 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (20.00%) DHCP
6 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (20.00%) DNS
6 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (20.00%) Citrix
6 3 (20.00%) Reuters
6 3 (20.00%) Bloomberg
6 3 (20.00%) Blackberry
6 3 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (20.00%) Reference Data
6 3 (20.00%) Windows Vista
6 3 (20.00%) AirWatch
7 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (13.33%) HP
7 2 (13.33%) VBA
7 2 (13.33%) Data Mining

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (6.67%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (6.67%) IIS
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.67%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
2 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (6.67%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) DHCP
1 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (6.67%) SAN
2 1 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (13.33%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Ant
General
1 10 (66.67%) Banking
2 7 (46.67%) Finance
3 5 (33.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (6.67%) Legal
4 1 (6.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Support Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Operations Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Report Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Operations Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Office 365 Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Data Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Implementation Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Graduate Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Service Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (6.67%) IT Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Graduate
5 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (20.00%) Reference Data
2 3 (20.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (13.33%) Fixed Income
3 2 (13.33%) Equities
4 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
2 4 (26.67%) UNIX
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Vista
4 2 (13.33%) Linux
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (6.67%) Solaris
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Project Management
1 4 (26.67%) Data Analysis
2 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (20.00%) Workflow
3 2 (13.33%) Validation
3 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
3 2 (13.33%) Data Management
4 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
4 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Project Planning
4 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Time Management
4 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (6.67%) Data Governance
4 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (6.67%) People Management
4 1 (6.67%) Server Building
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) VBA
2 1 (6.67%) Python
2 1 (6.67%) Jython
2 1 (6.67%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) Perl
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) MCSE
2 1 (6.67%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (6.67%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) AirWatch
2 1 (6.67%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (20.00%) Citrix
1 3 (20.00%) Reuters
1 3 (20.00%) Bloomberg
2 2 (13.33%) HP
3 1 (6.67%) IBM
3 1 (6.67%) Sun
3 1 (6.67%) Juniper
3 1 (6.67%) Red Hat