Period
to 13 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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 13 November 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
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 59 29
Rank change year-on-year +22 -30 -14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 14 29 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 3.60% 4.59% 3.90%
As % of the Applications category 53.85% 63.04% 34.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 23 4
Northern Ireland median daily rate £290 £167 £96
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +73.65% +73.51% -2.53%
10th Percentile £204 £79 £81
90th Percentile £400 £400 £201
UK median daily rate £300 £299 £300
% change year-on-year +0.42% -0.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 4
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £9.95 £11.50 £10.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.48% +6.98% -
10th Percentile £9.34 £8.85 £10.00
90th Percentile £29.65 £14.40 £12.90
UK median hourly rate £15.30 £13.85 £15.00
% change year-on-year +10.47% -7.67% +3.45%

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 26 46 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 6.68% 7.28% 11.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 32 22
Northern Ireland median daily rate £300 £225 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -25.00% +110.53%
10th Percentile £240 £81 £111
90th Percentile £400 £400 £330
UK median daily rate £373 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +6.57% +3.70% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 4
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £9.98 £11.50 £10.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.26% +6.98% -
10th Percentile £9.38 £8.85 £10.00
90th Percentile £27.22 £14.40 £12.90
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.15
% change year-on-year +3.23% -4.02% +4.19%

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing Microsoft Office as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in Northern Ireland

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in Northern Ireland

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 13 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in Northern Ireland

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in Northern Ireland

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 13 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Office in Northern Ireland

Microsoft Office
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

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 Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 13 November 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
County Antrim +30 13 £290 +127.45% 1
County Armagh - 1 - -
Microsoft Office
UK

For the 6 months to 13 November 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 11 (78.57%) Finance
3 10 (71.43%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (42.86%) Oracle
4 6 (42.86%) Hyperion
4 6 (42.86%) IFS
5 4 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (28.57%) Process Improvement
5 4 (28.57%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (28.57%) ERP
5 4 (28.57%) Change Management
6 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (21.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (14.29%) Line Management
7 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
7 2 (14.29%) IFRS
7 2 (14.29%) PMO
7 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
7 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (14.29%) PMP
7 2 (14.29%) Project Management
7 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
7 2 (14.29%) Windows
8 1 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
8 1 (7.14%) SAP
8 1 (7.14%) COM
8 1 (7.14%) HNC
8 1 (7.14%) HND

Microsoft Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (71.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
General
1 11 (78.57%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Law
2 1 (7.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Analyst
2 7 (50.00%) Financial Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Hyperion Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) IT Support
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) PMO Lead
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Financial Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) IT Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) IT Technician
4 1 (7.14%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Project Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Regulatory Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) SAP Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) SAP Financial Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Oracle Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Service Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Service Management Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Driving Licence
2 1 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (7.14%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
1 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
2 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Change Management
1 4 (28.57%) ERP
1 4 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
1 4 (28.57%) Process Improvement
2 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (14.29%) Line Management
3 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 2 (14.29%) Project Management
3 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Collateral Management
4 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
4 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) PMP
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) HNC
2 1 (7.14%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) IFRS
1 2 (14.29%) PMO
2 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 6 (42.86%) Hyperion
2 6 (42.86%) IFS
2 6 (42.86%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) SAP