The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 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
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
Rank 22 33 24
Rank change year-on-year +11 -9  
Contract jobs citing MS Office 20 6 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 5.33% 1.64% 5.77%
As % of the Applications category 52.63% 27.27% 45.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 3
Median daily rate £300 £200 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -55.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £143 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £362 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £288 £275
% change year-on-year +4.16% +4.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 13
Median hourly rate £11.17 - £12.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.84 - £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 - £19.00
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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 38 22 62
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 10.13% 6.01% 12.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 23
Median daily rate £300 £375 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -2.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £173 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £424 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +1.51% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 14
Median hourly rate £13.09 - £14.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.97 - £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 - £19.00
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 Northamptonshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 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 Northamptonshire

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MS Office in Northamptonshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Office in Northamptonshire

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Office in Northamptonshire

MS Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Office in Northamptonshire

MS Office
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

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 Northamptonshire 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
Northampton +7 14 £300 +50.00% 1
Kettering - 3 - -
Wellingborough - 3 - -
MS Office
East Midlands

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 30 (65.22%) Windows
1 30 (65.22%) Microsoft
2 25 (54.35%) MS Excel
3 22 (47.83%) ITIL
4 17 (36.96%) Finance
5 16 (34.78%) Windows 7
6 14 (30.43%) Windows XP
7 13 (28.26%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (21.74%) Windows Server
9 9 (19.57%) Project Management
10 8 (17.39%) MS Visio
10 8 (17.39%) Release Management
10 8 (17.39%) Security Cleared
11 7 (15.22%) SC Cleared
11 7 (15.22%) SQL
11 7 (15.22%) SQL Server
11 7 (15.22%) Service Management
11 7 (15.22%) ITSM
12 6 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (13.04%) MS Exchange
12 6 (13.04%) Active Directory
12 6 (13.04%) SAN
12 6 (13.04%) NAS
12 6 (13.04%) Webroot
13 5 (10.87%) APMP
13 5 (10.87%) Banking
13 5 (10.87%) DV Cleared
13 5 (10.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 6 (13.04%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.35%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 25 (54.35%) MS Excel
2 8 (17.39%) MS Visio
3 5 (10.87%) MS Project
4 1 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (2.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.04%) NAS
1 6 (13.04%) SAN
2 2 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.17%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
General
1 17 (36.96%) Finance
2 5 (10.87%) Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 20 (43.48%) Analyst
2 11 (23.91%) Service Analyst
2 11 (23.91%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (13.04%) Applications Support
3 6 (13.04%) Service Desk Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) IT Manager
4 5 (10.87%) Project Manager
5 4 (8.70%) Applications Support Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Business Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) SC Cleared Project Manager
5 4 (8.70%) SQL Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) SQL Support Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
6 3 (6.52%) Supplier Manager
7 2 (4.35%) Delivery Project Manager
7 2 (4.35%) Deskside Support
7 2 (4.35%) IT Project Manager
7 2 (4.35%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.52%) Credit Risk
3 2 (4.35%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.17%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 30 (65.22%) Windows
2 16 (34.78%) Windows 7
3 14 (30.43%) Windows XP
4 10 (21.74%) Windows Server
4 10 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (6.52%) Windows Vista
6 2 (4.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (47.83%) ITIL
2 9 (19.57%) Project Management
3 8 (17.39%) Release Management
4 7 (15.22%) ITSM
4 7 (15.22%) Service Management
5 6 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (10.87%) Business Analysis
6 5 (10.87%) Customer-Centric Approach
6 5 (10.87%) Logistics
6 5 (10.87%) PRINCE2
7 4 (8.70%) Target Operating Model
8 3 (6.52%) GAP Analysis
8 3 (6.52%) Supplier Management
9 2 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (4.35%) PRINCE
10 1 (2.17%) Change Management
10 1 (2.17%) Incident Management
10 1 (2.17%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (28.26%) ITIL Certification
2 8 (17.39%) Security Cleared
3 7 (15.22%) SC Cleared
4 5 (10.87%) APMP
4 5 (10.87%) DV Cleared
4 5 (10.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (2.17%) A+ Certification
6 1 (2.17%) MCITP
6 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) ISO 9001
2 2 (4.35%) SLA
3 1 (2.17%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (13.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) AirWatch
1 1 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 30 (65.22%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.04%) Webroot
3 2 (4.35%) HP
3 2 (4.35%) Lotus
4 1 (2.17%) Samsung
4 1 (2.17%) VMware
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £11.17 per annum
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