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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 17 20 35
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +15
Contract jobs citing MS Office 6 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 6.38% 1.77% 0.41%
As % of the Applications category 66.67% 66.67% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 0
Average daily rate
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£124 £208 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.24% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £225 £275
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.21 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-4.99% +1.50%
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
9 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 9.57% 2.65% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 2
Average daily rate £164 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-49.61% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £89 £90 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £325 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £305
% change year-on-year
+7.43% -0.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £10.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-7.93% +1.61%

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
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 22 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 22 May 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 +6 6 £124 -40.24%
MS Office
UK

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (59.09%) Banking
2 11 (50.00%) Windows
2 11 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 10 (45.45%) Finance
4 9 (40.91%) Investment Banking
5 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
6 7 (31.82%) Data Analysis
6 7 (31.82%) Fixed Income
7 6 (27.27%) Problem Management
8 5 (22.73%) Change Management
8 5 (22.73%) LAN
8 5 (22.73%) Performance Management
8 5 (22.73%) Windows 7
8 5 (22.73%) Coaching
9 4 (18.18%) Windows Vista
9 4 (18.18%) AirWatch
9 4 (18.18%) DHCP
9 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP
9 4 (18.18%) DNS
9 4 (18.18%) Reuters
9 4 (18.18%) Bloomberg
9 4 (18.18%) Blackberry
9 4 (18.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (18.18%) UNIX
9 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
9 4 (18.18%) Citrix
10 3 (13.64%) Incident Management
10 3 (13.64%) Validation
11 2 (9.09%) Workflow
11 2 (9.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 4 (18.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (4.55%) SAS
2 1 (4.55%) IIS
2 1 (4.55%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 11 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.55%) MS Project
2 1 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) LAN
2 4 (18.18%) DHCP
2 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP
2 4 (18.18%) DNS
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Ant
General
1 13 (59.09%) Banking
2 10 (45.45%) Finance
3 9 (40.91%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.55%) Financial Institution
4 1 (4.55%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Desktop Support
1 7 (31.82%) Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) Data Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Operations Support Specialist
3 2 (9.09%) Support Specialist
4 1 (4.55%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Support Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Service Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (4.55%) Field Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Field Support Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Desktop Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Fixed Income
2 4 (18.18%) Blackberry
3 2 (9.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (22.73%) Windows 7
3 4 (18.18%) Windows Vista
3 4 (18.18%) UNIX
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
4 1 (4.55%) Solaris
4 1 (4.55%) Linux
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Data Analysis
2 6 (27.27%) Problem Management
3 5 (22.73%) Change Management
3 5 (22.73%) Performance Management
3 5 (22.73%) Coaching
4 3 (13.64%) Incident Management
4 3 (13.64%) Validation
5 2 (9.09%) Workflow
5 2 (9.09%) ITIL
5 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Electronic Trading
6 1 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (4.55%) People Management
6 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.55%) Data Governance
6 1 (4.55%) Project Management
6 1 (4.55%) Service Management
6 1 (4.55%) Migration
6 1 (4.55%) Business Analysis
6 1 (4.55%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) Python
1 1 (4.55%) Java
1 1 (4.55%) Perl
1 1 (4.55%) SQL
1 1 (4.55%) Jython
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.55%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) AirWatch
2 1 (4.55%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 4 (18.18%) Reuters
2 4 (18.18%) Bloomberg
2 4 (18.18%) Citrix
3 2 (9.09%) HP
4 1 (4.55%) Sun