The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for Microsoft Office skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Office over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Office
England / North East
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 67 36
Rank change year-on-year +39 -31  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 30 67 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 5.27% 4.11% 4.51%
As % of the Applications category 63.83% 61.47% 54.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 44 20
Median daily rate £275 £310 £253
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.29% +22.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £134 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £350 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £286 £288
% change year-on-year +4.80% -0.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 7
Median hourly rate £45.00 £20.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +119.51% +51.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.20 £9.01 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.26 £32.50 £22.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.72 £16.50 £13.70
% change year-on-year -16.87% +20.43%  

Microsoft Office is in the software application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 47 109 68
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 8.26% 6.69% 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 59 32
Median daily rate £325 £310 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.83% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £114 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £485 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 9
Median hourly rate £45.00 £15.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +200.00% +13.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.40 £11.01 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £28.00 £32.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +13.79%  

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East citing Microsoft Office as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in the North East

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Office in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in the North East

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in the North East over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in the North East

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in the North East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in the North East

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in the North East over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Office in the North East

Microsoft Office
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Office within the North East region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 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
Tyne and Wear +39 18 £400 +29.03% 6
Durham -7 1 - - 2
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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 North East region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 40 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 34 (56.67%) Security Cleared
3 33 (55.00%) SharePoint
4 32 (53.33%) SC Cleared
5 28 (46.67%) ITIL
6 26 (43.33%) Office 365
7 23 (38.33%) MS Exchange
8 22 (36.67%) Windows
8 22 (36.67%) Skype for Business
9 21 (35.00%) Exchange Server 2010
9 21 (35.00%) Exchange Server 2013
9 21 (35.00%) SharePoint 2013
9 21 (35.00%) Skype
10 20 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
10 20 (33.33%) Office Communications Server
11 16 (26.67%) Active Directory
12 15 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
12 15 (25.00%) Content Management
13 14 (23.33%) Microsoft Project
14 13 (21.67%) MS Visio
15 11 (18.33%) DNS
15 11 (18.33%) Windows Server 2003
15 11 (18.33%) PRINCE2
15 11 (18.33%) Oracle
15 11 (18.33%) Windows Server 2008
15 11 (18.33%) Windows Server
16 10 (16.67%) Hyper-V
17 9 (15.00%) DHCP
18 8 (13.33%) Migration
18 8 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification

Microsoft Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 33 (55.00%) SharePoint
2 23 (38.33%) MS Exchange
3 22 (36.67%) Skype for Business
4 21 (35.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (35.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 21 (35.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 20 (33.33%) Office Communications Server
5 20 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (6.67%) MQSeries
6 4 (6.67%) OpenStack
7 3 (5.00%) Apache
7 3 (5.00%) iPlanet
7 3 (5.00%) JBoss
7 3 (5.00%) Oracle Application Server
7 3 (5.00%) Tomcat
7 3 (5.00%) WebLogic
7 3 (5.00%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.67%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 14 (23.33%) Microsoft Project
2 13 (21.67%) MS Visio
3 5 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (5.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (8.33%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (6.67%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (3.33%) Teamcenter
4 1 (1.67%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 26 (43.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (35.00%) Skype
2 11 (18.33%) DNS
3 9 (15.00%) DHCP
4 5 (8.33%) Firewall
5 4 (6.67%) LDAP
5 4 (6.67%) NAS
5 4 (6.67%) SAN
5 4 (6.67%) TCP/IP
6 3 (5.00%) WAN
7 2 (3.33%) FCoE
7 2 (3.33%) iSCSI
7 2 (3.33%) VLAN
8 1 (1.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (1.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (1.67%) Intranet
8 1 (1.67%) LAN
8 1 (1.67%) Network Security
8 1 (1.67%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.67%) MS Access
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.67%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 1 (1.67%) JIRA
General
1 7 (11.67%) Finance
2 2 (3.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.67%) Advertising
3 1 (1.67%) Automotive
3 1 (1.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 16 (26.67%) Messaging Support
2 15 (25.00%) Messaging Engineer
3 12 (20.00%) Support Engineer
4 11 (18.33%) Messaging Support Engineer
4 11 (18.33%) Project Manager
5 9 (15.00%) Analyst
6 6 (10.00%) Consultant
6 6 (10.00%) IT Analyst
7 5 (8.33%) Messaging Consultant
7 5 (8.33%) Support Consultant
8 4 (6.67%) AIX Engineer
8 4 (6.67%) Support Analyst
9 3 (5.00%) IT Support
9 3 (5.00%) IT Support Analyst
9 3 (5.00%) Senior Manager
9 3 (5.00%) Senior Project Manager
9 3 (5.00%) Service Analyst
9 3 (5.00%) Service Desk Analyst
10 2 (3.33%) Implementation Manager
10 2 (3.33%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.00%) J2EE
2 2 (3.33%) Middleware
3 1 (1.67%) .NET
3 1 (1.67%) COM
3 1 (1.67%) HTML
3 1 (1.67%) HTML5
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (8.33%) Blackberry
2 4 (6.67%) Clustering
2 4 (6.67%) Grid Computing
3 3 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.33%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.67%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.67%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 22 (36.67%) Windows
2 11 (18.33%) Windows Server
2 11 (18.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 11 (18.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (8.33%) Android
3 5 (8.33%) Apple iOS
4 4 (6.67%) AIX
4 4 (6.67%) HPUX
4 4 (6.67%) Linux
4 4 (6.67%) Solaris
4 4 (6.67%) SUSE
4 4 (6.67%) Unix
5 2 (3.33%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.67%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.67%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (46.67%) ITIL
2 15 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
2 15 (25.00%) Content Management
3 11 (18.33%) PRINCE2
4 8 (13.33%) Migration
5 6 (10.00%) Incident Management
6 5 (8.33%) Data Protection
6 5 (8.33%) Information Governance
6 5 (8.33%) Mobile Device Management
6 5 (8.33%) Project Management
6 5 (8.33%) Visualisation
7 4 (6.67%) Critical Path Analysis
7 4 (6.67%) Project Governance
7 4 (6.67%) Project Planning
7 4 (6.67%) Strategic Planning
7 4 (6.67%) Work Breakdown Structure
8 3 (5.00%) Document Management
8 3 (5.00%) High Availability
8 3 (5.00%) Load Balancing
8 3 (5.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.67%) SQL
2 3 (5.00%) C
3 2 (3.33%) Bash Shell
3 2 (3.33%) C++
3 2 (3.33%) C-shell
3 2 (3.33%) Korn
3 2 (3.33%) Perl
3 2 (3.33%) PL/SQL
3 2 (3.33%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.67%) C#
4 1 (1.67%) Java
4 1 (1.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 34 (56.67%) Security Cleared
2 32 (53.33%) SC Cleared
3 8 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (8.33%) MCSE
5 4 (6.67%) Degree
6 3 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (3.33%) ECDL
8 1 (1.67%) ISTQB
8 1 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (1.67%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.67%) Postgraduate
8 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.67%) PMO
2 3 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (3.33%) QA
3 2 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 10 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 6 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (6.67%) KVM
4 4 (6.67%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (6.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (3.33%) Samba
6 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.67%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (6.67%) OpenView
2 1 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 40 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 11 (18.33%) Oracle
3 6 (10.00%) VMware
4 5 (8.33%) HP
4 5 (8.33%) Trend Micro
5 4 (6.67%) Cisco
5 4 (6.67%) Cognos
5 4 (6.67%) F5
5 4 (6.67%) Opsware
5 4 (6.67%) PlateSpin
5 4 (6.67%) Red Hat
5 4 (6.67%) Sun
5 4 (6.67%) Veritas
6 1 (1.67%) Apple
6 1 (1.67%) Cadence
6 1 (1.67%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.67%) Crossbeam
6 1 (1.67%) Infor
6 1 (1.67%) Juniper
6 1 (1.67%) McAfee
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