Period
to 21 September 2018

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 6 months to 21 September 2018 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
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 48 85
Rank change year-on-year -11 +37 -45
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 46 49 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 3.78% 3.95% 3.54%
As % of the Applications category 53.49% 55.68% 56.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 30 73
North East median daily rate £255 £325 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.54% +12.07% -14.57%
10th Percentile £140 £196 £166
90th Percentile £432 £458 £480
England median daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 15
North East median hourly rate £13.00 £12.75 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.96% +15.91% -18.52%
10th Percentile £11.20 £10.25 £8.99
90th Percentile £14.40 £47.67 £28.60
England median hourly rate £15.53 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +7.07% -9.38% +10.34%

Microsoft Office is in the Software Applications category. The following 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.

All Software Application Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 86 88 182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 7.07% 7.10% 6.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 60 103
North East median daily rate £300 £325 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +12.07% -8.66%
10th Percentile £156 £196 £185
90th Percentile £552 £454 £473
England median daily rate £375 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +3.45% +6.62% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 25
North East median hourly rate £13.50 £11.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.39% -23.33% +11.11%
10th Percentile £11.30 £9.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £18.50 £47.63 £28.00
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Microsoft Office as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

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 6 months to 21 September 2018.

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
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 6 months to 21 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +1 35 £255 -27.14% 12
Durham -5 7 £400 - 1
Northumberland - 1 £275 -
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North East region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 20 (43.48%) Windows
2 18 (39.13%) Microsoft
3 17 (36.96%) Microsoft Excel
4 13 (28.26%) Decision-Making
5 11 (23.91%) Service Management
6 10 (21.74%) ITIL
6 10 (21.74%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (19.57%) LAN
7 9 (19.57%) Security Cleared
8 8 (17.39%) Finance
8 8 (17.39%) MS Visio
8 8 (17.39%) Cisco
9 7 (15.22%) CheckPoint
9 7 (15.22%) McAfee
9 7 (15.22%) Project Management
9 7 (15.22%) Service Delivery
9 7 (15.22%) Firewall
9 7 (15.22%) WAN
9 7 (15.22%) HP
9 7 (15.22%) Juniper
9 7 (15.22%) Microsoft Project
9 7 (15.22%) Incident Management
9 7 (15.22%) Network Load Balancing
9 7 (15.22%) Cisco IOS
9 7 (15.22%) Network Security
9 7 (15.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 7 (15.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 7 (15.22%) F5
9 7 (15.22%) Escalation Management

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 3 (6.52%) MS Exchange
1 3 (6.52%) SAS
2 2 (4.35%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.17%) Confluence
3 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.17%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.17%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (36.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (17.39%) MS Visio
3 7 (15.22%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (6.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (6.52%) Open Workbench
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) Office 365
2 2 (4.35%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 9 (19.57%) LAN
2 7 (15.22%) Cisco IOS
2 7 (15.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 7 (15.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 7 (15.22%) Firewall
2 7 (15.22%) Network Security
2 7 (15.22%) WAN
3 2 (4.35%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.17%) Internet
4 1 (2.17%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (13.04%) PVCS
2 2 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 8 (17.39%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.35%) Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Military
4 1 (2.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (23.91%) Analyst
2 6 (13.04%) Network Support
2 6 (13.04%) Support Engineer
3 5 (10.87%) Developer
3 5 (10.87%) Network Engineer
3 5 (10.87%) Project Manager
4 4 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (8.70%) Network Support Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Business Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Category Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Commercial Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Desktop Support
5 3 (6.52%) SAS Developer
6 2 (4.35%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (4.35%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Deskside Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) IT Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.04%) XML
2 2 (4.35%) .NET
2 2 (4.35%) CSS
2 2 (4.35%) HTML
2 2 (4.35%) HTML5
2 2 (4.35%) JSON
2 2 (4.35%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (4.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.04%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (4.35%) iPhone
3 2 (4.35%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.17%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.17%) iPad
4 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.17%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 20 (43.48%) Windows
2 5 (10.87%) Windows Server
3 4 (8.70%) Windows 7
4 3 (6.52%) Windows 10
5 2 (4.35%) Android
5 2 (4.35%) Apple iOS
5 2 (4.35%) Mac OS
5 2 (4.35%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.17%) Windows Phone
6 1 (2.17%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.26%) Decision-Making
2 11 (23.91%) Service Management
3 10 (21.74%) ITIL
3 10 (21.74%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (15.22%) Escalation Management
4 7 (15.22%) Incident Management
4 7 (15.22%) Network Load Balancing
4 7 (15.22%) Project Management
4 7 (15.22%) Service Delivery
5 6 (13.04%) Cryptography
5 6 (13.04%) Statistics
6 5 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (10.87%) Change Management
6 5 (10.87%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (8.70%) Network Management
7 4 (8.70%) Proactive Management
7 4 (8.70%) Project Governance
7 4 (8.70%) Risk Management
7 4 (8.70%) Time Management
8 3 (6.52%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.35%) C#
1 2 (4.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (19.57%) Security Cleared
2 6 (13.04%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (4.35%) Degree
3 2 (4.35%) ISEB
4 1 (2.17%) DBS Check
4 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.17%) Master's Degree
4 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) JSP 440
1 4 (8.70%) PMO
1 4 (8.70%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (13.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 18 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 8 (17.39%) Cisco
3 7 (15.22%) CheckPoint
3 7 (15.22%) F5
3 7 (15.22%) HP
3 7 (15.22%) Juniper
3 7 (15.22%) McAfee
4 4 (8.70%) Remedy
5 2 (4.35%) Apple
5 2 (4.35%) Google
6 1 (2.17%) Avaya
6 1 (2.17%) Dell
6 1 (2.17%) Lotus
6 1 (2.17%) SAP
6 1 (2.17%) WorldPay