The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the Tyne and Wear region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 26 20 17
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Contract jobs citing MS Office 35 12 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 6.52% 5.77% 6.83%
As % of the Applications category 53.03% 42.86% 44.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 2 5
Average daily rate £296 £140 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+111.42% -57.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £140 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £140 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £269 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.06% -2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 8
Average hourly rate £10.50 £10.50 £13.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £10.50 £10.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £10.50 £14.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.44%
Applications Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
66 28 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 12.29% 13.46% 15.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 10 12
Average daily rate £225 £270 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.74% -19.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £140 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.99% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 14
Average hourly rate £14.00 £10.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £10.50 £10.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.60 £10.50 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%
MS Office
North East

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne -9 32 £296 +111.42% 3
Gateshead - 1 - -
MS Office
North East

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 41 (93.18%) Microsoft
2 21 (47.73%) Project Management
3 16 (36.36%) Service Management
4 13 (29.55%) Windows
5 12 (27.27%) MS Excel
5 12 (27.27%) PRINCE2
5 12 (27.27%) Security Cleared
6 11 (25.00%) Windows 7
7 10 (22.73%) SC Cleared
7 10 (22.73%) Change Management
8 8 (18.18%) Programme Management
9 7 (15.91%) Migration
9 7 (15.91%) Windows XP
9 7 (15.91%) VBA
10 6 (13.64%) MS Visio
10 6 (13.64%) ISEB
10 6 (13.64%) Economics
11 4 (9.09%) Degree
11 4 (9.09%) Active Directory
12 3 (6.82%) Finance
12 3 (6.82%) PMP
12 3 (6.82%) PMI Certification
12 3 (6.82%) .NET
12 3 (6.82%) Java
12 3 (6.82%) MS Project
12 3 (6.82%) Web Services
12 3 (6.82%) MS PowerPoint
12 3 (6.82%) Statistics
12 3 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
13 2 (4.55%) VMware

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (2.27%) Lync
2 1 (2.27%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 12 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 6 (13.64%) MS Visio
3 3 (6.82%) MS Project
3 3 (6.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.27%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) VPN
2 1 (2.27%) DNS
2 1 (2.27%) LAN
2 1 (2.27%) WAN
2 1 (2.27%) DHCP
2 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) OLAP
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (6.82%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.27%) Legal
3 1 (2.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (43.18%) Project Manager
2 10 (22.73%) Analyst
3 4 (9.09%) Migration Technician
3 4 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 3 (6.82%) Desktop Support
4 3 (6.82%) Systems Analyst
4 3 (6.82%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (6.82%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Senior Project Manager
5 2 (4.55%) Applications Manager
5 2 (4.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Business Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Senior Manager
5 2 (4.55%) Business Systems Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Technical Support
5 2 (4.55%) Support Engineer
6 1 (2.27%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (2.27%) Administrator
6 1 (2.27%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (2.27%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.82%) .NET
1 3 (6.82%) Web Services
2 1 (2.27%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Economics
2 3 (6.82%) Statistics
3 1 (2.27%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.27%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 13 (29.55%) Windows
2 11 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (15.91%) Windows XP
4 2 (4.55%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.27%) Linux
5 1 (2.27%) Windows 2000
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (47.73%) Project Management
2 16 (36.36%) Service Management
3 12 (27.27%) PRINCE2
4 10 (22.73%) Change Management
5 8 (18.18%) Programme Management
6 7 (15.91%) Migration
7 3 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (4.55%) Change Control
8 2 (4.55%) Budget Control
8 2 (4.55%) ITIL
8 2 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (2.27%) Service Delivery
9 1 (2.27%) ITSM
9 1 (2.27%) Procure-to-pay
9 1 (2.27%) Investment Management
9 1 (2.27%) Incident Management
9 1 (2.27%) Data Management
9 1 (2.27%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.91%) VBA
2 3 (6.82%) Java
3 2 (4.55%) C
4 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.27%) PHP
4 1 (2.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 10 (22.73%) SC Cleared
3 6 (13.64%) ISEB
4 4 (9.09%) Degree
5 3 (6.82%) PMP
5 3 (6.82%) PMI Certification
6 2 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.27%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) QA
1 2 (4.55%) P3O
1 2 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 41 (93.18%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.55%) VMware
3 1 (2.27%) Citrix
3 1 (2.27%) Cisco
3 1 (2.27%) AppSense