The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for MS Office skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office
England / North East
Rank 57 48 30
Rank change year-on-year -9 -18  
Contract jobs citing MS Office 29 26 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 4.00% 2.99% 4.63%
As % of the Applications category 39.73% 50.00% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 19 12
Median daily rate £275 £338 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.51% -15.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £141 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £428 £524
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £288 £275
% change year-on-year +4.16% +4.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
Median hourly rate £9.79 £11.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.86% -11.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.32 £11.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £15.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.55 £15.50 £13.06
% change year-on-year -12.59% +18.72%  

MS 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 73 52 75
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 10.07% 5.98% 11.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 36 27
Median daily rate £323 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.03% -9.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £153 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +1.51% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 10
Median hourly rate £10.50 £13.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.16 £11.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.60 £19.80 £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.30 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -7.30% +13.79%  

MS Office
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

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

Job vacancy trend for MS Office in the North East

MS 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 MS Office in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Office in the North East

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Office in the North East over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Office in the North East

MS Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Office in the North East

MS 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 MS Office within the North East region over the 3 months to 26 March 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 -17 16 £290 -18.02% 8
Durham -1 7 £350 - 1
Teesside - 1 £350 -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS 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 MS Office.

1 45 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 27 (41.54%) SharePoint
3 25 (38.46%) MS Excel
3 25 (38.46%) Windows
4 24 (36.92%) Office 365
5 23 (35.38%) Security Cleared
6 20 (30.77%) SharePoint 2010
7 19 (29.23%) ITIL
8 18 (27.69%) Active Directory
8 18 (27.69%) MS Exchange
9 16 (24.62%) SharePoint 2013
9 16 (24.62%) Skype for Business
9 16 (24.62%) Exchange Server 2010
9 16 (24.62%) Exchange Server 2013
10 15 (23.08%) Skype
10 15 (23.08%) Office Communications Server
11 14 (21.54%) SC Cleared
12 13 (20.00%) Windows Server
12 13 (20.00%) MS Project
13 12 (18.46%) PRINCE2
14 11 (16.92%) Windows Server 2003
14 11 (16.92%) Finance
15 10 (15.38%) Migration
15 10 (15.38%) Content Management
15 10 (15.38%) MS Visio
15 10 (15.38%) DNS
16 9 (13.85%) DHCP
16 9 (13.85%) Windows Server 2008
16 9 (13.85%) Capacity Planning
17 8 (12.31%) Hyper-V

MS Office
Top Related 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 27 (41.54%) SharePoint
2 20 (30.77%) SharePoint 2010
3 18 (27.69%) MS Exchange
4 16 (24.62%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (24.62%) Exchange Server 2013
4 16 (24.62%) SharePoint 2013
4 16 (24.62%) Skype for Business
5 15 (23.08%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 25 (38.46%) MS Excel
2 13 (20.00%) MS Project
3 10 (15.38%) MS Visio
4 6 (9.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (3.08%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 24 (36.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (23.08%) Skype
2 10 (15.38%) DNS
3 9 (13.85%) DHCP
4 6 (9.23%) Intranet
5 2 (3.08%) SAN
5 2 (3.08%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.54%) Firewall
6 1 (1.54%) LAN
6 1 (1.54%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.54%) MS Access
1 1 (1.54%) Relational Database
General
1 11 (16.92%) Finance
2 5 (7.69%) Publishing
3 4 (6.15%) Local Government
4 2 (3.08%) Advertising
4 2 (3.08%) Legal
5 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (23.08%) Analyst
2 14 (21.54%) Messaging Support
2 14 (21.54%) Project Manager
3 12 (18.46%) Support Engineer
4 10 (15.38%) Support Analyst
5 9 (13.85%) Messaging Engineer
6 8 (12.31%) IT Analyst
6 8 (12.31%) Messaging Support Engineer
7 7 (10.77%) Administrator
8 6 (9.23%) Consultant
8 6 (9.23%) Messaging Consultant
8 6 (9.23%) Senior Manager
8 6 (9.23%) Senior Project Manager
8 6 (9.23%) Support Consultant
9 5 (7.69%) Developer
9 5 (7.69%) IT Support Analyst
9 5 (7.69%) Project Analyst
9 5 (7.69%) Project Support Analyst
9 5 (7.69%) SharePoint Administrator
9 5 (7.69%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.54%) .NET
1 1 (1.54%) COM
1 1 (1.54%) HTML
1 1 (1.54%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (10.77%) Blackberry
2 3 (4.62%) Fat Client
2 3 (4.62%) Thin Client
3 2 (3.08%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.54%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.54%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 25 (38.46%) Windows
2 13 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 11 (16.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (13.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (10.77%) Android
5 7 (10.77%) Apple iOS
6 3 (4.62%) Windows 7
6 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.08%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (29.23%) ITIL
2 12 (18.46%) PRINCE2
3 10 (15.38%) Content Management
3 10 (15.38%) Migration
4 9 (13.85%) Capacity Planning
5 8 (12.31%) Information Governance
5 8 (12.31%) Project Management
6 7 (10.77%) Mobile Device Management
6 7 (10.77%) Service Management
6 7 (10.77%) Visualisation
7 5 (7.69%) Data Protection
7 5 (7.69%) Information Management
7 5 (7.69%) Workflow
8 4 (6.15%) Critical Path Analysis
8 4 (6.15%) Project Governance
8 4 (6.15%) Project Planning
8 4 (6.15%) Strategic Planning
8 4 (6.15%) TOGAF
8 4 (6.15%) Zachman Framework
9 3 (4.62%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.62%) SQL
2 1 (1.54%) C
2 1 (1.54%) C#
2 1 (1.54%) Java
2 1 (1.54%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.54%) PL/SQL
2 1 (1.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (35.38%) Security Cleared
2 14 (21.54%) SC Cleared
3 8 (12.31%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (10.77%) MCSE
5 4 (6.15%) ECDL
6 3 (4.62%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (4.62%) Degree
7 2 (3.08%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.54%) DCSE
8 1 (1.54%) ISTQB
8 1 (1.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (1.54%) MCSA
8 1 (1.54%) PMP
8 1 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.77%) PMO
2 2 (3.08%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.08%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (27.69%) Active Directory
2 8 (12.31%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.54%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 45 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.77%) Trend Micro
3 6 (9.23%) Oracle
4 5 (7.69%) Cadence
4 5 (7.69%) SAP
5 4 (6.15%) VMware
6 2 (3.08%) Apple
6 2 (3.08%) Cisco
7 1 (1.54%) Ariba
7 1 (1.54%) Dell
7 1 (1.54%) HP
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