The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 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 24 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
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 30 14
Rank change year-on-year +8 -16  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 23 13 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 6.35% 3.39% 9.52%
As % of the Applications category 60.53% 68.42% 85.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 10
Median daily rate £325 £194 £195
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +67.74% -0.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £110 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £365 £407
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £285 £288
% change year-on-year +5.26% -0.86%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 13
Median hourly rate £10.75 £15.00 £11.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.33% +34.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.80 £12.20 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.12 £16.20 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.78 £16.50 £13.65
% change year-on-year -16.51% +20.90%  

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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 38 19 40
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 10.50% 4.95% 11.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 10 16
Median daily rate £400 £225 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +77.77% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £114 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £344 £407
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 13
Median hourly rate £10.75 £15.00 £10.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.33% +38.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.80 £12.20 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.12 £16.20 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.64 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -5.21% +13.79%  

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 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 Northamptonshire

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in Northamptonshire

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Northamptonshire over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in Northamptonshire

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in Northamptonshire

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Office within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 24 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
Northampton +12 15 £300 +95.12%
Kettering +5 4 £350 +21.73%
Wellingborough 0 2 £128 - 1
Microsoft Office
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 26 (60.47%) Microsoft
2 25 (58.14%) Windows
3 18 (41.86%) ITIL
4 15 (34.88%) Finance
5 14 (32.56%) Service Management
5 14 (32.56%) ITSM
6 13 (30.23%) SQL
7 12 (27.91%) Microsoft Excel
8 11 (25.58%) SQL Server
9 10 (23.26%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (23.26%) Release Management
10 9 (20.93%) Project Management
11 5 (11.63%) MS Visio
11 5 (11.63%) Supplier Management
11 5 (11.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 5 (11.63%) Security Cleared
11 5 (11.63%) PMO
11 5 (11.63%) Hardware Maintenance
12 4 (9.30%) SC Cleared
12 4 (9.30%) DV Cleared
12 4 (9.30%) Windows Vista
12 4 (9.30%) Cybersecurity
12 4 (9.30%) Active Directory
12 4 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (9.30%) VMware
13 3 (6.98%) Change Management
13 3 (6.98%) Windows XP
13 3 (6.98%) Remedy
13 3 (6.98%) Remedy ITSM
13 3 (6.98%) Windows 7

Microsoft Office
Co-occurring 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 2 (4.65%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (27.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (11.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (11.63%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) IaaS
1 1 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (25.58%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (34.88%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (34.88%) Analyst
2 10 (23.26%) Applications Support
3 9 (20.93%) Service Analyst
4 7 (16.28%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (11.63%) IT Manager
5 5 (11.63%) Supplier Manager
6 4 (9.30%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (9.30%) Applications Support Analyst
6 4 (9.30%) Desktop Support
6 4 (9.30%) SQL Analyst
6 4 (9.30%) SQL Support Analyst
6 4 (9.30%) Support Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Administrator
8 2 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (4.65%) Desktop Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) IT Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Project Administrator
8 2 (4.65%) Security Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (2.33%) Replication
1 1 (2.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 25 (58.14%) Windows
2 4 (9.30%) Windows Vista
3 3 (6.98%) Windows 7
3 3 (6.98%) Windows Server
3 3 (6.98%) Windows XP
4 2 (4.65%) CentOS
4 2 (4.65%) Linux
5 1 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.33%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (41.86%) ITIL
2 14 (32.56%) ITSM
2 14 (32.56%) Service Management
3 10 (23.26%) Release Management
4 9 (20.93%) Project Management
5 5 (11.63%) Hardware Maintenance
5 5 (11.63%) Supplier Management
6 4 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (9.30%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (6.98%) Change Management
7 3 (6.98%) SDLC
8 2 (4.65%) Data Analysis
8 2 (4.65%) Data Entry
8 2 (4.65%) Data Protection
8 2 (4.65%) Dependency Management
8 2 (4.65%) ITIL V3
8 2 (4.65%) Performance Management
8 2 (4.65%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (4.65%) Project Planning
8 2 (4.65%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 13 (30.23%) SQL
2 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.33%) VB
2 1 (2.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (23.26%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (11.63%) Security Cleared
3 4 (9.30%) DV Cleared
3 4 (9.30%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.33%) APMP
4 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.63%) PMO
2 2 (4.65%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (9.30%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.65%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.33%) vCloud
3 1 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.33%) AirWatch
2 1 (2.33%) Nagios
2 1 (2.33%) OVSD
2 1 (2.33%) SCCM
2 1 (2.33%) vMotion
Vendors
1 26 (60.47%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.30%) VMware
3 3 (6.98%) Remedy
4 2 (4.65%) Google
4 2 (4.65%) Lotus
5 1 (2.33%) BMC
5 1 (2.33%) Cisco
5 1 (2.33%) Citrix
5 1 (2.33%) HP
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle
5 1 (2.33%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.33%) Veeam
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