Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 50 73
Rank change year-on-year -9 +23 -31
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 53 58 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 4.12% 4.45% 3.70%
As % of the Applications category 48.18% 61.70% 58.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 36 68
North East median daily rate £270 £290 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.90% -10.77% -5.38%
10th Percentile £138 £196 £146
90th Percentile £377 £490 £438
England median daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 10
North East median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -10.71% +3.70%
10th Percentile £11.10 £8.85 £8.28
90th Percentile £14.20 £47.60 £29.80
England median hourly rate £15.49 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.23% -6.25% +14.29%

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 110 94 163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 8.56% 7.21% 6.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 64 95
North East median daily rate £310 £300 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £157 £197 £184
90th Percentile £548 £439 £420
England median daily rate £375 £358 £350
% change year-on-year +4.90% +2.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 20
North East median hourly rate £14.25 £12.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.00% -16.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £11.25 £8.85 £9.84
90th Percentile £29.38 £47.60 £28.10
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +10.00%

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 -2 43 £270 -18.18% 7
Durham -2 8 £333 -5.00% 5
Microsoft Office
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 24 (45.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (35.85%) Windows
3 17 (32.08%) Microsoft
4 16 (30.19%) Decision-Making
5 14 (26.42%) Project Management
6 12 (22.64%) Microsoft Project
6 12 (22.64%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (18.87%) Security Cleared
7 10 (18.87%) Service Management
8 8 (15.09%) ISEB
8 8 (15.09%) ITIL
8 8 (15.09%) MS Visio
8 8 (15.09%) LAN
8 8 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (15.09%) Business Analysis
8 8 (15.09%) Waterfall
8 8 (15.09%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (13.21%) Statistics
9 7 (13.21%) Finance
9 7 (13.21%) WAN
9 7 (13.21%) XML
9 7 (13.21%) PVCS
9 7 (13.21%) HP
9 7 (13.21%) Cisco
10 6 (11.32%) Juniper
10 6 (11.32%) CheckPoint
10 6 (11.32%) McAfee
10 6 (11.32%) Service Delivery
10 6 (11.32%) Firewall
10 6 (11.32%) Network Load Balancing

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 4 (7.55%) SAS
2 3 (5.66%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2000
3 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 1 (1.89%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.89%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.89%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 24 (45.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (22.64%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (15.09%) MS Visio
4 5 (9.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (5.66%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Oracle Utilities
2 1 (1.89%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.55%) Office 365
2 2 (3.77%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.09%) LAN
2 7 (13.21%) WAN
3 6 (11.32%) Cisco IOS
3 6 (11.32%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 6 (11.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 6 (11.32%) Firewall
3 6 (11.32%) Network Security
4 4 (7.55%) Skype
5 2 (3.77%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (3.77%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.89%) Internet
6 1 (1.89%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.66%) Oracle BI EE
1 3 (5.66%) Star Schema
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (13.21%) PVCS
2 3 (5.66%) JIRA
General
1 7 (13.21%) Finance
2 4 (7.55%) Banking
2 4 (7.55%) Retail Banking
3 3 (5.66%) Billing
4 2 (3.77%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.89%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (32.08%) Analyst
2 9 (16.98%) Developer
3 8 (15.09%) Business Analyst
4 5 (9.43%) Network Support
4 5 (9.43%) Project Manager
4 5 (9.43%) Support Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Network Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) SAS Developer
6 3 (5.66%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (5.66%) Banking Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Category Manager
6 3 (5.66%) Commercial Manager
6 3 (5.66%) Network Support Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) OBIEE Developer
6 3 (5.66%) Retail Banking Business Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Dashboard Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Oracle BI Developer
7 2 (3.77%) Project Officer
7 2 (3.77%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.21%) XML
2 3 (5.66%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 2 (3.77%) .NET
3 2 (3.77%) CSS
3 2 (3.77%) HTML
3 2 (3.77%) HTML5
3 2 (3.77%) JSON
3 2 (3.77%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (3.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (22.64%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (11.32%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (3.77%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.89%) iPhone
4 1 (1.89%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 19 (35.85%) Windows
2 6 (11.32%) Windows Server
3 3 (5.66%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.77%) Android
4 2 (3.77%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.77%) Mac OS
4 2 (3.77%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.89%) HPUX
5 1 (1.89%) Linux
5 1 (1.89%) Solaris
5 1 (1.89%) Unix
5 1 (1.89%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (1.89%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.89%) Windows Phone
5 1 (1.89%) Windows Phone 8
5 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.89%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (30.19%) Decision-Making
2 14 (26.42%) Project Management
3 10 (18.87%) Service Management
4 8 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (15.09%) Business Analysis
4 8 (15.09%) ITIL
4 8 (15.09%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (15.09%) Waterfall
5 7 (13.21%) Statistics
6 6 (11.32%) Escalation Management
6 6 (11.32%) Network Load Balancing
6 6 (11.32%) Service Delivery
7 5 (9.43%) Change Management
7 5 (9.43%) Cryptography
7 5 (9.43%) Incident Management
8 4 (7.55%) Business Development
8 4 (7.55%) Migration
8 4 (7.55%) Risk Management
8 4 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (7.55%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.66%) PL/SQL
1 3 (5.66%) SQL
2 2 (3.77%) C#
2 2 (3.77%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.89%) Perl
3 1 (1.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (18.87%) Security Cleared
2 8 (15.09%) ISEB
3 5 (9.43%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.66%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.89%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.89%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.89%) HNC
5 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.55%) QA
2 3 (5.66%) JSP 440
2 3 (5.66%) PMO
3 1 (1.89%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (9.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.89%) Samba
Systems Management
1 5 (9.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 17 (32.08%) Microsoft
2 7 (13.21%) Cisco
2 7 (13.21%) HP
3 6 (11.32%) CheckPoint
3 6 (11.32%) F5
3 6 (11.32%) Juniper
3 6 (11.32%) McAfee
4 3 (5.66%) Oracle
4 3 (5.66%) Remedy
5 2 (3.77%) Apple
5 2 (3.77%) Google
6 1 (1.89%) Lotus
6 1 (1.89%) SAP
6 1 (1.89%) Sun