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 23 October 2014 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 25 21 15
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -6
Contract jobs citing MS Office 48 6 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 7.61% 3.24% 6.92%
As % of the Applications category 49.48% 46.15% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 4 13
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£375 £388 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +93.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £173 £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £485 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £268 £245 £252
% change year-on-year
+9.48% -2.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 6
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.13 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.88% +2.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £13.03 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £15.23 £16.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.70 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+5.83% -2.14%
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
97 13 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 15.37% 7.03% 10.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 7 17
Average daily rate £390 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £198 £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £763
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 2 9
Average hourly rate £18.50 £15.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.35% +12.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £13.30 £11.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £15.50 £17.31
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -6.45%

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 23 October 2014.

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 23 October 2014. 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -2 45 £375 -16.66% 7
MS Office
North East

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 44 (62.86%) Microsoft
2 37 (52.86%) Windows
3 32 (45.71%) MS Excel
4 18 (25.71%) Service Management
4 18 (25.71%) Service Delivery
5 17 (24.29%) Business Intelligence
5 17 (24.29%) Security Cleared
6 14 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 14 (20.00%) Windows 7
7 13 (18.57%) Project Management
7 13 (18.57%) WAN
7 13 (18.57%) LAN
7 13 (18.57%) VBA
8 12 (17.14%) Windows XP
8 12 (17.14%) Cisco
8 12 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (15.71%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (15.71%) .NET
9 11 (15.71%) ASP.NET
10 10 (14.29%) SQL
10 10 (14.29%) MS Visio
10 10 (14.29%) PRINCE2
10 10 (14.29%) HP
10 10 (14.29%) DNS
11 9 (12.86%) N-Tier
11 9 (12.86%) VBScript
11 9 (12.86%) VB.NET
11 9 (12.86%) SQL Server
11 9 (12.86%) C#
11 9 (12.86%) Data Management

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 (11.43%) SAS
2 7 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.71%) MS Exchange
4 3 (4.29%) IBM Notes
4 3 (4.29%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 32 (45.71%) MS Excel
2 10 (14.29%) MS Visio
3 9 (12.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (5.71%) MS Project
5 1 (1.43%) Open Workbench
5 1 (1.43%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (18.57%) LAN
1 13 (18.57%) WAN
2 10 (14.29%) DNS
3 8 (11.43%) FTP
3 8 (11.43%) Telnet
3 8 (11.43%) Firewall
3 8 (11.43%) Cisco IOS
4 7 (10.00%) Network Security
5 6 (8.57%) SSL
5 6 (8.57%) SAN
5 6 (8.57%) Junos
5 6 (8.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 6 (8.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 4 (5.71%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (4.29%) TCP/IP
7 3 (4.29%) Intranet
7 3 (4.29%) DHCP
8 2 (2.86%) MPLS
8 2 (2.86%) DSL
9 1 (1.43%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.86%) SQL Server
1 9 (12.86%) SQL Server 2005
1 9 (12.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 9 (12.86%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (11.43%) Base SAS
2 8 (11.43%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 8 (11.43%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (10.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 5 (7.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 5 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (27.14%) Developer
2 14 (20.00%) Analyst
3 11 (15.71%) Project Manager
4 8 (11.43%) Network Engineer
4 8 (11.43%) SAS Developer
5 6 (8.57%) Support Analyst
6 5 (7.14%) Senior Manager
6 5 (7.14%) Service Analyst
6 5 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (7.14%) Senior Project Manager
6 5 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) Technical Support
8 3 (4.29%) Field Service Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) Field Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (4.29%) SQL Developer
8 3 (4.29%) SharePoint Developer
8 3 (4.29%) IT Support
9 2 (2.86%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.71%) .NET
1 11 (15.71%) ASP.NET
2 8 (11.43%) ODBC
3 5 (7.14%) MDX
3 5 (7.14%) Web Services
4 3 (4.29%) HTML
4 3 (4.29%) CSS
4 3 (4.29%) HTML5
4 3 (4.29%) CSS3
5 2 (2.86%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.86%) N-Tier
1 9 (12.86%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (11.43%) Statistics
3 7 (10.00%) Cryptography
4 4 (5.71%) Economics
5 1 (1.43%) Handset
5 1 (1.43%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 37 (52.86%) Windows
2 14 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 12 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (17.14%) Windows XP
4 11 (15.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (11.43%) Solaris
5 8 (11.43%) UNIX
6 5 (7.14%) Windows 8
7 3 (4.29%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (25.71%) Service Management
1 18 (25.71%) Service Delivery
2 17 (24.29%) Business Intelligence
3 13 (18.57%) Project Management
4 10 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 9 (12.86%) Incident Management
5 9 (12.86%) Data Management
5 9 (12.86%) Network Management
5 9 (12.86%) Network Monitoring
6 8 (11.43%) ETL
7 7 (10.00%) ITIL
7 7 (10.00%) Web Design
8 6 (8.57%) Programme Management
8 6 (8.57%) Network Design
8 6 (8.57%) Load Balancing
9 5 (7.14%) Time Management
9 5 (7.14%) Change Management
10 3 (4.29%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (4.29%) Configuration Management
11 2 (2.86%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.57%) VBA
2 10 (14.29%) SQL
3 9 (12.86%) VBScript
3 9 (12.86%) C#
3 9 (12.86%) VB.NET
4 8 (11.43%) Shell Script
5 7 (10.00%) VB
6 2 (2.86%) C
6 2 (2.86%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.43%) Java
Qualifications
1 17 (24.29%) Security Cleared
2 14 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.71%) SAS Certification
4 1 (1.43%) PMP
4 1 (1.43%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.43%) ISEB
4 1 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.86%) QA
2 6 (8.57%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.43%) P3O
System Software
1 8 (11.43%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.57%) Hyper-V
2 6 (8.57%) vSphere
2 6 (8.57%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (12.86%) WhatsUp Gold
2 4 (5.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.86%) WSUS
3 2 (2.86%) SCCM
Vendors
1 44 (62.86%) Microsoft
2 12 (17.14%) Cisco
3 10 (14.29%) HP
4 8 (11.43%) Juniper
4 8 (11.43%) CheckPoint
4 8 (11.43%) McAfee
4 8 (11.43%) F5
5 7 (10.00%) Informatica
6 6 (8.57%) EMC
6 6 (8.57%) 3PAR
6 6 (8.57%) TippingPoint
7 3 (4.29%) Dell
7 3 (4.29%) Lotus
7 3 (4.29%) Toshiba
8 2 (2.86%) VMware
8 2 (2.86%) Crossbeam
8 2 (2.86%) Riverbed
9 1 (1.43%) Polycom
9 1 (1.43%) NEC
9 1 (1.43%) Adobe