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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 25 25 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 -19
Contract jobs citing MS Office 38 8 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 6.50% 3.39% 12.93%
As % of the Applications category 42.70% 44.44% 71.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 4 24
Average daily rate
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£420 £235 £148
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+78.72% +59.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £142 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £390 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £269 £200 £275
% change year-on-year
+34.50% -27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 8
Average hourly rate - £13.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.75 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+1.81% +1.85%
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
89 18 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 15.21% 7.63% 17.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 7 32
Average daily rate £425 £250 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.00% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £110 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £763
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 9
Average hourly rate £18.00 £13.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.60 £11.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £24.30 £15.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -4.91%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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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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 +5 35 £405 -10.00% 3
Gateshead - - - -
MS Office
North East

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 47 (68.12%) Microsoft
2 34 (49.28%) Windows
3 33 (47.83%) MS Excel
4 24 (34.78%) Service Delivery
4 24 (34.78%) Security Cleared
5 23 (33.33%) Service Management
6 22 (31.88%) Business Intelligence
7 21 (30.43%) SC Cleared
8 18 (26.09%) Project Management
9 16 (23.19%) .NET
9 16 (23.19%) ASP.NET
10 15 (21.74%) SQL
11 14 (20.29%) VBScript
11 14 (20.29%) C#
11 14 (20.29%) SQL Server
11 14 (20.29%) VB.NET
11 14 (20.29%) VBA
11 14 (20.29%) N-Tier
11 14 (20.29%) Data Management
11 14 (20.29%) SQL Server 2005
11 14 (20.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 14 (20.29%) SQL Server 2008
12 13 (18.84%) LAN
12 13 (18.84%) PRINCE2
12 13 (18.84%) Cisco
12 13 (18.84%) WAN
13 12 (17.39%) DNS
13 12 (17.39%) VB
13 12 (17.39%) Web Design
13 12 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 (11.59%) SAS
2 6 (8.70%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.80%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.90%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.90%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 33 (47.83%) MS Excel
2 11 (15.94%) MS PowerPoint
2 11 (15.94%) MS Visio
3 5 (7.25%) MS Project
4 1 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (18.84%) LAN
1 13 (18.84%) WAN
2 12 (17.39%) DNS
3 9 (13.04%) Cisco IOS
3 9 (13.04%) Firewall
4 8 (11.59%) SSL
4 8 (11.59%) FTP
4 8 (11.59%) Telnet
4 8 (11.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 8 (11.59%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 7 (10.14%) Network Security
6 6 (8.70%) SAN
7 5 (7.25%) Junos
7 5 (7.25%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (4.35%) TCP/IP
8 3 (4.35%) DHCP
9 2 (2.90%) DSL
9 2 (2.90%) MPLS
9 2 (2.90%) Intranet
10 1 (1.45%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.29%) SQL Server
1 14 (20.29%) SQL Server 2005
1 14 (20.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 14 (20.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 10 (14.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 10 (14.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 8 (11.59%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (11.59%) Base SAS
3 8 (11.59%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 7 (10.14%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (4.35%) Finance
2 2 (2.90%) Military
2 2 (2.90%) Electronics
3 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (33.33%) Developer
2 15 (21.74%) Project Manager
3 8 (11.59%) Analyst
3 8 (11.59%) Network Engineer
3 8 (11.59%) SAS Developer
4 6 (8.70%) Senior Project Manager
4 6 (8.70%) Senior Manager
5 5 (7.25%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (5.80%) Support Analyst
6 4 (5.80%) Support Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) Service Analyst
6 4 (5.80%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) SQL Developer
7 3 (4.35%) IT Support
8 2 (2.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (2.90%) Technical Support Analyst
8 2 (2.90%) .NET Developer
8 2 (2.90%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (2.90%) Administrator
8 2 (2.90%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (23.19%) .NET
1 16 (23.19%) ASP.NET
2 10 (14.49%) Web Services
2 10 (14.49%) MDX
3 8 (11.59%) ODBC
4 4 (5.80%) CSS
5 2 (2.90%) HTML5
5 2 (2.90%) REST
5 2 (2.90%) CSS3
5 2 (2.90%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.29%) N-Tier
2 10 (14.49%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (10.14%) Cryptography
4 6 (8.70%) Statistics
4 6 (8.70%) Economics
5 1 (1.45%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 34 (49.28%) Windows
2 12 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (15.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (13.04%) Windows 7
5 8 (11.59%) UNIX
5 8 (11.59%) Solaris
6 6 (8.70%) Windows XP
7 3 (4.35%) Windows 2000
8 2 (2.90%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (34.78%) Service Delivery
2 23 (33.33%) Service Management
3 22 (31.88%) Business Intelligence
4 18 (26.09%) Project Management
5 14 (20.29%) Data Management
6 13 (18.84%) PRINCE2
7 12 (17.39%) Web Design
8 10 (14.49%) ITIL
9 9 (13.04%) Network Monitoring
9 9 (13.04%) Network Management
9 9 (13.04%) Incident Management
10 8 (11.59%) ETL
10 8 (11.59%) Network Design
10 8 (11.59%) Load Balancing
11 7 (10.14%) Programme Management
12 6 (8.70%) Change Management
13 5 (7.25%) Time Management
14 3 (4.35%) Configuration Management
15 2 (2.90%) Problem Management
15 2 (2.90%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (21.74%) SQL
2 14 (20.29%) VBScript
2 14 (20.29%) C#
2 14 (20.29%) VB.NET
2 14 (20.29%) VBA
3 12 (17.39%) VB
4 8 (11.59%) Shell Script
5 3 (4.35%) C
6 2 (2.90%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 24 (34.78%) Security Cleared
2 21 (30.43%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.80%) SAS Certification
4 2 (2.90%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.45%) PMP
5 1 (1.45%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.45%) ISEB
5 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.49%) QA
2 6 (8.70%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.45%) P3O
System Software
1 8 (11.59%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.70%) Hyper-V
2 6 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
2 6 (8.70%) vSphere
3 2 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (13.04%) WhatsUp Gold
2 5 (7.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.90%) SCCM
3 2 (2.90%) WSUS
Vendors
1 47 (68.12%) Microsoft
2 13 (18.84%) Cisco
3 9 (13.04%) CheckPoint
3 9 (13.04%) McAfee
3 9 (13.04%) Juniper
4 8 (11.59%) F5
5 7 (10.14%) Informatica
6 6 (8.70%) HP
6 6 (8.70%) EMC
6 6 (8.70%) TippingPoint
6 6 (8.70%) 3PAR
7 2 (2.90%) Lotus
7 2 (2.90%) VMware
8 1 (1.45%) Crossbeam
8 1 (1.45%) NEC
8 1 (1.45%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 1 (1.45%) Citrix
8 1 (1.45%) Polycom
8 1 (1.45%) Riverbed