The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 36 25 20
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -5
Contract jobs citing MS Office 16 35 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 3.52% 7.68% 7.22%
As % of the Applications category 34.04% 56.45% 48.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 19 2
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£426 £296 £140
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.76% +111.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £255 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.84% -7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.14 £14.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +7.40%
MS Office
North East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Tyne and Wear region.

Applications Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
47 62 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 10.33% 13.60% 14.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 34 9
Average daily rate £400 £238 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.42% -1.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £179 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £420 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 0
Average hourly rate £11.61 £14.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.07% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Tyne and Wear region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Office across the Tyne and Wear region.

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

MS Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Tyne and Wear region.

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

MS Office
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

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 Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 27 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -8 16 £426 +43.76% 9
Gateshead - - - -
MS Office
North East

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 37 (71.15%) Microsoft
2 20 (38.46%) Business Intelligence
2 20 (38.46%) Service Management
3 18 (34.62%) Security Cleared
3 18 (34.62%) MS Excel
4 17 (32.69%) Project Management
5 15 (28.85%) SC Cleared
6 14 (26.92%) Windows
7 13 (25.00%) Service Delivery
8 12 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
9 11 (21.15%) SQL
10 10 (19.23%) MS Visio
10 10 (19.23%) Economics
10 10 (19.23%) MS PowerPoint
11 9 (17.31%) Change Management
11 9 (17.31%) Programme Management
11 9 (17.31%) PRINCE2
12 8 (15.38%) UNIX
12 8 (15.38%) ODBC
12 8 (15.38%) Solaris
12 8 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (15.38%) ETL
12 8 (15.38%) SAS
12 8 (15.38%) VBScript
12 8 (15.38%) C#
12 8 (15.38%) VB.NET
12 8 (15.38%) VBA
12 8 (15.38%) .NET
12 8 (15.38%) SQL Server
12 8 (15.38%) ASP.NET

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 8 (15.38%) SAS
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.92%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 18 (34.62%) MS Excel
2 10 (19.23%) MS Visio
2 10 (19.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (5.77%) MS Project
4 1 (1.92%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (5.77%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.38%) FTP
1 8 (15.38%) Telnet
2 3 (5.77%) Cisco IOS
2 3 (5.77%) Firewall
2 3 (5.77%) LAN
2 3 (5.77%) WAN
3 2 (3.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (3.85%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (3.85%) SAN
3 2 (3.85%) SSL
3 2 (3.85%) DNS
3 2 (3.85%) Network Security
4 1 (1.92%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.92%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
1 8 (15.38%) SQL Server
1 8 (15.38%) SQL Server 2005
1 8 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 8 (15.38%) Base SAS
1 8 (15.38%) SAS Enterprise Guide
1 8 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (13.46%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 6 (11.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (5.77%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (5.77%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (15.38%) Finance
2 4 (7.69%) Spanish Language
3 2 (3.85%) Electronics
3 2 (3.85%) Military
4 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (32.69%) Project Manager
2 16 (30.77%) Developer
3 8 (15.38%) SAS Developer
4 5 (9.62%) Senior Manager
4 5 (9.62%) Analyst
5 4 (7.69%) Business Analyst
5 4 (7.69%) Senior Project Manager
6 3 (5.77%) Network Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) SQL Developer
8 1 (1.92%) Documentation Specialist
8 1 (1.92%) PMO Manager
8 1 (1.92%) Financial Analyst
8 1 (1.92%) Applications Project Manager
8 1 (1.92%) Applications Development Manager
8 1 (1.92%) Applications Manager
8 1 (1.92%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Developer
8 1 (1.92%) Deployment Engineer
8 1 (1.92%) Development Project Manager
8 1 (1.92%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.38%) ODBC
1 8 (15.38%) .NET
1 8 (15.38%) ASP.NET
2 6 (11.54%) Web Services
2 6 (11.54%) MDX
3 3 (5.77%) jBPM
4 2 (3.85%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (19.23%) Economics
3 8 (15.38%) N-Tier
4 6 (11.54%) Statistics
5 4 (7.69%) NHS
6 2 (3.85%) Cryptography
6 2 (3.85%) Informatics
7 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (26.92%) Windows
2 8 (15.38%) UNIX
2 8 (15.38%) Solaris
3 2 (3.85%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.85%) Windows XP
3 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.92%) VME
4 1 (1.92%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (38.46%) Business Intelligence
1 20 (38.46%) Service Management
2 17 (32.69%) Project Management
3 13 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 9 (17.31%) Change Management
4 9 (17.31%) Programme Management
4 9 (17.31%) PRINCE2
5 8 (15.38%) ETL
5 8 (15.38%) Data Management
6 7 (13.46%) Web Design
7 6 (11.54%) ITIL
8 4 (7.69%) Incident Management
9 3 (5.77%) Workflow
9 3 (5.77%) Network Monitoring
9 3 (5.77%) Information Governance
9 3 (5.77%) Product Management
9 3 (5.77%) Network Management
10 2 (3.85%) RAD
10 2 (3.85%) BPR
10 2 (3.85%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (21.15%) SQL
2 8 (15.38%) VBScript
2 8 (15.38%) C#
2 8 (15.38%) VB.NET
2 8 (15.38%) VBA
2 8 (15.38%) Shell Script
3 6 (11.54%) VB
4 1 (1.92%) C
4 1 (1.92%) COBOL
4 1 (1.92%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (34.62%) Security Cleared
2 15 (28.85%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.69%) SAS Certification
4 2 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (3.85%) Degree
5 1 (1.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) QA
2 2 (3.85%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.92%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (3.85%) Hyper-V
1 2 (3.85%) vSphere
2 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (1.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 37 (71.15%) Microsoft
2 7 (13.46%) Informatica
3 4 (7.69%) HP
4 3 (5.77%) Cerner
4 3 (5.77%) CheckPoint
4 3 (5.77%) Cisco
4 3 (5.77%) Juniper
4 3 (5.77%) McAfee
4 3 (5.77%) Oracle
4 3 (5.77%) SAP
5 2 (3.85%) 3PAR
5 2 (3.85%) F5
5 2 (3.85%) EMC
5 2 (3.85%) TippingPoint
6 1 (1.92%) Crossbeam
6 1 (1.92%) Micro Focus
6 1 (1.92%) Riverbed