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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office
UK / Northern Ireland
Rank 23 16 9
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -7
Contract jobs citing MS Office 17 4 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 7.46% 4.65% 14.43%
As % of the Applications category 44.74% 57.14% 93.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 10
Median daily rate £325 £95 £91
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+242.10% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £101 £95 £82
10% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £95 £101
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +11.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 1
Median hourly rate £12.00 - £10.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.71 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-9.21% +3.70%

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
38 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 16.67% 8.14% 15.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 3 11
Median daily rate £325 £204 £91
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.50% +123.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £95 £82
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £356 £114
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 0 1
Median hourly rate £12.00 - £10.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.48 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-12.24% +10.00%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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 -6 17 £325 +242.10%
MS Office
UK

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 18 (78.26%) MS Excel
2 16 (69.57%) Microsoft
3 14 (60.87%) Windows
4 11 (47.83%) Active Directory
5 9 (39.13%) Windows Server
6 8 (34.78%) MS Exchange
7 6 (26.09%) Finance
8 5 (21.74%) MS PowerPoint
8 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (21.74%) Windows XP
9 4 (17.39%) MS Project
9 4 (17.39%) ITIL
9 4 (17.39%) PRINCE2
9 4 (17.39%) Project Management
9 4 (17.39%) PMP
9 4 (17.39%) Requirements Analysis
9 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (17.39%) Budgeting and Forecasting
10 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
10 3 (13.04%) Cisco
10 3 (13.04%) Windows 2000
11 2 (8.70%) C
11 2 (8.70%) VPN
11 2 (8.70%) Acrobat
11 2 (8.70%) Internet
11 2 (8.70%) XMPP
11 2 (8.70%) Banking
11 2 (8.70%) ITSM
11 2 (8.70%) Degree
11 2 (8.70%) Windows Vista

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 8 (34.78%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.35%) IIS
2 1 (4.35%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (4.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 18 (78.26%) MS Excel
2 5 (21.74%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (17.39%) MS Project
4 2 (8.70%) Acrobat
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Office 365
2 1 (4.35%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) Internet
1 2 (8.70%) VPN
1 2 (8.70%) WebEx
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco IPT
2 1 (4.35%) LAN
2 1 (4.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) MS Access
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (26.09%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) IT Support
2 11 (47.83%) Analyst
3 7 (30.43%) Support Officer
4 4 (17.39%) Business Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Support Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) IT Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) IT Support Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Banking Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Compliance Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Desktop Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Excel Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) IT Support Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) PMO Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Quality Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Service Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Service Desk Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Service Desk Support
7 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) XMPP
2 1 (4.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 14 (60.87%) Windows
2 9 (39.13%) Windows Server
3 5 (21.74%) Windows XP
4 3 (13.04%) Windows 2000
4 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (17.39%) Budgeting and Forecasting
1 4 (17.39%) ITIL
1 4 (17.39%) PRINCE2
1 4 (17.39%) Project Management
1 4 (17.39%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (8.70%) ITSM
3 1 (4.35%) Asset Management
3 1 (4.35%) Email Management
3 1 (4.35%) Issue Tracking
3 1 (4.35%) Migration
3 1 (4.35%) Network Management
3 1 (4.35%) Six Sigma
3 1 (4.35%) Software Asset Management
3 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
3 1 (4.35%) Software Licensing
3 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) PMP
2 2 (8.70%) Degree
System Software
1 11 (47.83%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) MIMEsweeper
1 1 (4.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 16 (69.57%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.04%) Cisco
3 2 (8.70%) ServiceNow
4 1 (4.35%) Bloomberg
4 1 (4.35%) Citrix
4 1 (4.35%) Clearswift
4 1 (4.35%) Reuters
4 1 (4.35%) Symantec