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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 63 32 25
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -7
Contract jobs citing MS Office 45 29 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 3.67% 4.83% 5.51%
As % of the Applications category 36.29% 43.28% 47.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 15 14
Median daily rate £313 £250 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -15.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £190 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £451 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £292 £225
% change year-on-year
-1.62% +29.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 6
Median hourly rate £10.02 £13.00 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.96% +13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.40 £11.25 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.60 £13.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £13.50 £14.21
% change year-on-year
+14.81% -4.99%
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
124 67 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 10.12% 11.17% 11.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 27 30
Median daily rate £315 £250 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £120 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £425 £412
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 7
Median hourly rate £27.50 £12.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+120.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.00 £9.50 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £27.10 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -6.45%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Tyne and Wear region citing MS Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 May 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016.

MS Office Hourly Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Newcastle upon Tyne -29 43 £315 +26.00% 5
Sunderland -6 1 - -
MS Office
North East

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 51 (83.61%) Microsoft
2 29 (47.54%) Security Cleared
3 28 (45.90%) Windows
4 25 (40.98%) MS Excel
5 22 (36.07%) SC Cleared
6 20 (32.79%) Windows Server
7 19 (31.15%) Active Directory
8 17 (27.87%) SQL
9 16 (26.23%) DNS
9 16 (26.23%) Project Management
10 15 (24.59%) MS Exchange
11 14 (22.95%) SQL Server
11 14 (22.95%) SQL Server 2008
12 13 (21.31%) Analytical Skills
12 13 (21.31%) Office 365
12 13 (21.31%) SharePoint
12 13 (21.31%) Change Management
13 12 (19.67%) Exchange Server 2010
14 11 (18.03%) Exchange Server 2013
14 11 (18.03%) Service Management
14 11 (18.03%) Finance
14 11 (18.03%) ITIL
14 11 (18.03%) DHCP
14 11 (18.03%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (14.75%) HP
15 9 (14.75%) Microsoft Certification
15 9 (14.75%) C#
15 9 (14.75%) VB
15 9 (14.75%) .NET
16 8 (13.11%) Firewall

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 15 (24.59%) MS Exchange
2 13 (21.31%) SharePoint
3 12 (19.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (18.03%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (9.84%) Skype for Business
6 5 (8.20%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (6.56%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (3.28%) OpenStack
8 2 (3.28%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (3.28%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 25 (40.98%) MS Excel
2 8 (13.11%) MS Visio
3 7 (11.48%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (11.48%) MS Project
4 3 (4.92%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 13 (21.31%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (26.23%) DNS
2 11 (18.03%) DHCP
3 8 (13.11%) Firewall
4 4 (6.56%) Skype
4 4 (6.56%) VoIP
4 4 (6.56%) VPN
5 3 (4.92%) Internet
5 3 (4.92%) LAN
5 3 (4.92%) WAN
6 2 (3.28%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (3.28%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.28%) Unified Communications
6 2 (3.28%) VLAN
6 2 (3.28%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.64%) BGP
7 1 (1.64%) LTE
7 1 (1.64%) MegaStream
7 1 (1.64%) MPLS
7 1 (1.64%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (1.64%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (22.95%) SQL Server
1 14 (22.95%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (13.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (9.84%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (9.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 4 (6.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (6.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (4.92%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.64%) BusinessObjects
General
1 11 (18.03%) Finance
2 2 (3.28%) Advertising
2 2 (3.28%) Banking
2 2 (3.28%) Marketing
2 2 (3.28%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (21.31%) Project Manager
2 9 (14.75%) Developer
3 7 (11.48%) Analyst
4 5 (8.20%) Support Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) .NET Developer
5 4 (6.56%) Change Analyst
5 4 (6.56%) Desktop Support
5 4 (6.56%) Messaging Support
5 4 (6.56%) Office 365 Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) SQL Developer
6 3 (4.92%) Applications Developer
6 3 (4.92%) ASP Developer
6 3 (4.92%) Build Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Messaging Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Messaging Support Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) SC Cleared Project Manager
6 3 (4.92%) Senior Manager
6 3 (4.92%) Senior Project Manager
7 2 (3.28%) Administrator
7 2 (3.28%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.75%) .NET
2 6 (9.84%) ASP.NET
2 6 (9.84%) Web Services
3 4 (6.56%) MDX
4 3 (4.92%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (21.31%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (13.11%) Economics
3 5 (8.20%) N-Tier
4 4 (6.56%) Data Centre
5 3 (4.92%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.92%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (4.92%) Replication
5 3 (4.92%) Visualisation
6 2 (3.28%) Blackberry
6 2 (3.28%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (3.28%) Mainframe
6 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.28%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.64%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.64%) CMDB
7 1 (1.64%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.64%) PMI
7 1 (1.64%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.64%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 28 (45.90%) Windows
2 20 (32.79%) Windows Server
3 11 (18.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (13.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.92%) Apple iOS
5 3 (4.92%) Windows 7
5 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.28%) Android
6 2 (3.28%) zOS
7 1 (1.64%) FreeBSD
7 1 (1.64%) Linux
7 1 (1.64%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.64%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.64%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (26.23%) Project Management
2 13 (21.31%) Change Management
3 11 (18.03%) ITIL
3 11 (18.03%) Service Management
4 8 (13.11%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (9.84%) Content Management
5 6 (9.84%) Microsoft Office Automation
5 6 (9.84%) Programme Management
6 5 (8.20%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (8.20%) Load Balancing
6 5 (8.20%) PRINCE
7 4 (6.56%) Data Management
7 4 (6.56%) PRINCE2
7 4 (6.56%) Process Improvement
7 4 (6.56%) Release Management
7 4 (6.56%) Service Delivery
7 4 (6.56%) Web Design
8 3 (4.92%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (4.92%) Server Building
8 3 (4.92%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 17 (27.87%) SQL
2 9 (14.75%) C#
2 9 (14.75%) VB
3 8 (13.11%) PowerShell
4 5 (8.20%) VBA
5 4 (6.56%) VB.NET
6 3 (4.92%) T-SQL
6 3 (4.92%) VBScript
7 2 (3.28%) JCL
7 2 (3.28%) REXX
8 1 (1.64%) C
8 1 (1.64%) VB6
Qualifications
1 29 (47.54%) Security Cleared
2 22 (36.07%) SC Cleared
3 9 (14.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (11.48%) PMI Certification
5 6 (9.84%) PMP
6 5 (8.20%) MCSE
7 4 (6.56%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (4.92%) Degree
8 3 (4.92%) MCITP
8 3 (4.92%) MCP
8 3 (4.92%) MCTS
9 1 (1.64%) CAPM
9 1 (1.64%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.64%) ISEB
9 1 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.28%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (31.15%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.92%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.92%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (3.28%) Brightmail
4 2 (3.28%) vSphere
4 2 (3.28%) XenApp
4 2 (3.28%) XenDesktop
4 2 (3.28%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (6.56%) SCCM
2 3 (4.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (4.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (3.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.64%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (1.64%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 51 (83.61%) Microsoft
2 9 (14.75%) HP
3 8 (13.11%) VMware
4 5 (8.20%) Cisco
4 5 (8.20%) Symantec
4 5 (8.20%) ThinPrint
5 4 (6.56%) Dell
6 3 (4.92%) Altiris
6 3 (4.92%) Apple
6 3 (4.92%) AppSense
6 3 (4.92%) Citrix
7 2 (3.28%) Aruba
7 2 (3.28%) Avaya
7 2 (3.28%) Compaq
7 2 (3.28%) IBM
7 2 (3.28%) IronPort
7 2 (3.28%) Juniper
7 2 (3.28%) Trend Micro
8 1 (1.64%) CA
8 1 (1.64%) Sun
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