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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 38 22 18
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -4
Contract jobs citing MS Office 36 29 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 4.32% 6.84% 4.43%
As % of the Applications category 47.37% 56.86% 39.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 19 3
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£333 £350 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +100.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £295 £263
% change year-on-year
+0.84% +12.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £11.00 £14.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -22.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.40 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -3.44%
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
76 51 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 9.11% 12.03% 11.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 27 7
Average daily rate £310 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.33% +7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 2
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% +6.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.51 £15.39 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-5.68% -0.74%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 -21 34 £333 -6.33% 2
MS Office
North East

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 49 (73.13%) Microsoft
2 39 (58.21%) MS Excel
3 26 (38.81%) Service Management
4 25 (37.31%) Windows
5 20 (29.85%) Security Cleared
6 19 (28.36%) ITIL
7 17 (25.37%) Finance
8 15 (22.39%) Service Delivery
9 14 (20.90%) Change Management
9 14 (20.90%) Analytical Skills
10 13 (19.40%) SC Cleared
10 13 (19.40%) Project Management
11 12 (17.91%) SQL
12 11 (16.42%) HP
13 10 (14.93%) Business Intelligence
14 9 (13.43%) Active Directory
14 9 (13.43%) SQL Server
14 9 (13.43%) SQL Server 2005
14 9 (13.43%) SQL Server 2008
14 9 (13.43%) Windows 7
15 8 (11.94%) Microsoft Office Automation
15 8 (11.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 8 (11.94%) VBA
15 8 (11.94%) .NET
15 8 (11.94%) N-Tier
16 7 (10.45%) VB.NET
16 7 (10.45%) VBScript
16 7 (10.45%) JavaScript
16 7 (10.45%) Incident Management
16 7 (10.45%) Data Management

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 3 (4.48%) SharePoint
1 3 (4.48%) MS Exchange
1 3 (4.48%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.99%) SAS
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.49%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (1.49%) IIS
Applications
1 39 (58.21%) MS Excel
2 7 (10.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.49%) Acrobat
3 1 (1.49%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.49%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (2.99%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.49%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.96%) WAN
1 6 (8.96%) VPN
1 6 (8.96%) LAN
2 5 (7.46%) SAN
2 5 (7.46%) Firewall
2 5 (7.46%) Cisco IOS
2 5 (7.46%) Junos
3 3 (4.48%) Network Security
4 2 (2.99%) Internet
5 1 (1.49%) VoIP
5 1 (1.49%) DNS
5 1 (1.49%) SSL
5 1 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.49%) NAS
5 1 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.49%) Wireless
5 1 (1.49%) VLAN
5 1 (1.49%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (1.49%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.43%) SQL Server
1 9 (13.43%) SQL Server 2005
1 9 (13.43%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (11.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (7.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (2.99%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (2.99%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (1.49%) Subversion
General
1 17 (25.37%) Finance
2 4 (5.97%) Legal
3 2 (2.99%) Retail
3 2 (2.99%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.49%) Billing
4 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (28.36%) Analyst
2 11 (16.42%) Project Manager
3 9 (13.43%) Change Analyst
4 8 (11.94%) Developer
5 7 (10.45%) Service Desk Analyst
5 7 (10.45%) Service Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) Operations Manager
6 5 (7.46%) Network Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) SQL Developer
7 3 (4.48%) Administrator
7 3 (4.48%) Author
7 3 (4.48%) Coordinator
8 2 (2.99%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (2.99%) 1st Line Support
8 2 (2.99%) Support Engineer
8 2 (2.99%) Project Administrator
8 2 (2.99%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 2 (2.99%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 1 (1.49%) 1st Line Support Engineer
9 1 (1.49%) Change Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.94%) .NET
2 6 (8.96%) HTML
3 5 (7.46%) MDX
3 5 (7.46%) HTML5
3 5 (7.46%) CSS
3 5 (7.46%) Web Services
4 4 (5.97%) XML
5 2 (2.99%) jBPM
6 1 (1.49%) Itk
6 1 (1.49%) XSL
6 1 (1.49%) XSLT
6 1 (1.49%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.90%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (11.94%) N-Tier
3 5 (7.46%) Economics
4 3 (4.48%) Cryptography
5 2 (2.99%) Statistics
5 2 (2.99%) NHS
6 1 (1.49%) Clustering
6 1 (1.49%) PMI
6 1 (1.49%) EPoS
6 1 (1.49%) Informatics
6 1 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.49%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.49%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 25 (37.31%) Windows
2 9 (13.43%) Windows 7
3 5 (7.46%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (7.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (4.48%) UNIX
4 3 (4.48%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.99%) Linux
5 2 (2.99%) Windows Vista
5 2 (2.99%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.49%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (38.81%) Service Management
2 19 (28.36%) ITIL
3 15 (22.39%) Service Delivery
4 14 (20.90%) Change Management
5 13 (19.40%) Project Management
6 10 (14.93%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (11.94%) Microsoft Office Automation
8 7 (10.45%) Data Management
8 7 (10.45%) Incident Management
9 6 (8.96%) Migration
10 5 (7.46%) Business Continuity
10 5 (7.46%) Web Design
10 5 (7.46%) Supplier Management
10 5 (7.46%) Business Development
10 5 (7.46%) Problem Management
10 5 (7.46%) ITIL V3
11 4 (5.97%) Network Load Balancing
11 4 (5.97%) Mentoring
11 4 (5.97%) Programme Management
12 3 (4.48%) Contact Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.91%) SQL
2 8 (11.94%) VBA
3 7 (10.45%) VB.NET
3 7 (10.45%) VBScript
3 7 (10.45%) JavaScript
4 6 (8.96%) VB
5 5 (7.46%) C
5 5 (7.46%) C#
6 3 (4.48%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.49%) C++
7 1 (1.49%) Java
Qualifications
1 20 (29.85%) Security Cleared
2 13 (19.40%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 3 (4.48%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.99%) PMP
4 2 (2.99%) Degree
5 1 (1.49%) HNC
5 1 (1.49%) CAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.97%) ISO 9001
1 4 (5.97%) JSP 440
2 2 (2.99%) QA
3 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (13.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.46%) vSphere
3 4 (5.97%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (5.97%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) Tivoli
1 2 (2.99%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 49 (73.13%) Microsoft
2 11 (16.42%) HP
3 5 (7.46%) Juniper
3 5 (7.46%) Oracle
3 5 (7.46%) Cisco
3 5 (7.46%) CheckPoint
3 5 (7.46%) McAfee
3 5 (7.46%) TippingPoint
3 5 (7.46%) F5
4 4 (5.97%) Riverbed
4 4 (5.97%) 3PAR
4 4 (5.97%) Crossbeam
4 4 (5.97%) EMC
5 3 (4.48%) ServiceNow
6 2 (2.99%) Cerner
6 2 (2.99%) SAP
6 2 (2.99%) Apple
7 1 (1.49%) Tableau
7 1 (1.49%) Adobe
7 1 (1.49%) Siemens