Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 28 15
Rank change year-on-year -33 -13 +17
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 27 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 4.30% 4.35% 9.35%
As % of the Applications category 58.70% 38.24% 72.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 5 8
Northern Ireland median daily rate £167 £100 £99
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +67.00% +1.27% -68.65%
10th Percentile £90 £82 £78
90th Percentile £400 £318 £475
UK median daily rate £288 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -4.17% - +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £11.50 £11.50 -
UK median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.67% +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 46 34 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 7.32% 11.37% 12.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 24 13
Northern Ireland median daily rate £269 £308 £143
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.60% +115.79% -54.76%
10th Percentile £100 £134 £81
90th Percentile £398 £344 £475
UK median daily rate £350 £340 £350
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £11.50 £11.50 -
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £16.15 £15.75
% change year-on-year -4.02% +2.54% +5.00%

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 21 November 2017.

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
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 21 November 2017. 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 -32 22 £147 +47.00%
County Londonderry - 1 £425 -
Microsoft Office
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 19 (70.37%) Microsoft
2 16 (59.26%) Finance
3 14 (51.85%) Windows
4 9 (33.33%) HP
4 9 (33.33%) Banking
4 9 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 8 (29.63%) TCP/IP
5 8 (29.63%) ITIL
5 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
6 7 (25.93%) Skype for Business
7 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (22.22%) MS Exchange
8 5 (18.52%) Legal
8 5 (18.52%) Investment Banking
8 5 (18.52%) PKI
8 5 (18.52%) SCOM
8 5 (18.52%) Citrix
8 5 (18.52%) IBM Notes
8 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Excel
8 5 (18.52%) SharePoint
8 5 (18.52%) SQL
8 5 (18.52%) Avaya
8 5 (18.52%) SAN
8 5 (18.52%) Lotus
8 5 (18.52%) ServiceNow
8 5 (18.52%) CyberTech
8 5 (18.52%) NAS
8 5 (18.52%) Avaya Modular Messaging
8 5 (18.52%) NICE Systems
9 4 (14.81%) Mentoring

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 7 (25.93%) Skype for Business
2 6 (22.22%) MS Exchange
3 5 (18.52%) IBM Notes
3 5 (18.52%) SharePoint
4 2 (7.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (7.41%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (14.81%) MS Visio
3 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (11.11%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 8 (29.63%) TCP/IP
2 5 (18.52%) Avaya Modular Messaging
2 5 (18.52%) NAS
2 5 (18.52%) SAN
General
1 16 (59.26%) Finance
2 9 (33.33%) Banking
3 5 (18.52%) Investment Banking
3 5 (18.52%) Legal
4 4 (14.81%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (3.70%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 15 (55.56%) Analyst
2 6 (22.22%) Administrator
2 6 (22.22%) Service Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Systems Administrator
3 5 (18.52%) Wintel Administrator
3 5 (18.52%) Wintel Systems Administrator
4 4 (14.81%) Support Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Business Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Banking Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Banking Business Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Business Support Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Exchange Support
6 2 (7.41%) Support Assistant
7 1 (3.70%) Customer Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Data Business Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) IT Support
7 1 (3.70%) Service Management Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Support Officer
7 1 (3.70%) Wintel Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (18.52%) PKI
3 3 (11.11%) iPad
3 3 (11.11%) Reference Data
4 2 (7.41%) Blackberry
5 1 (3.70%) Equities
5 1 (3.70%) Fixed Income
5 1 (3.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 14 (51.85%) Windows
2 9 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
4 3 (11.11%) Unix
4 3 (11.11%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Vista
5 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) ITIL
2 4 (14.81%) Change Management
2 4 (14.81%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (14.81%) Mentoring
3 3 (11.11%) Project Management
4 2 (7.41%) Change Control
4 2 (7.41%) Collateral Management
4 2 (7.41%) Email Management
4 2 (7.41%) Test Scripting
5 1 (3.70%) Dashboard Development
5 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.70%) ITSM
5 1 (3.70%) KYC
5 1 (3.70%) Mathematics
5 1 (3.70%) Performance Management
5 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.70%) Service Management
5 1 (3.70%) Statistics
5 1 (3.70%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) SQL
2 3 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.70%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) SCOM
2 4 (14.81%) NetBackup
3 2 (7.41%) MIMEsweeper
3 2 (7.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 19 (70.37%) Microsoft
2 9 (33.33%) HP
3 5 (18.52%) Avaya
3 5 (18.52%) Citrix
3 5 (18.52%) CyberTech
3 5 (18.52%) Lotus
3 5 (18.52%) NICE Systems
3 5 (18.52%) ServiceNow
4 3 (11.11%) Bloomberg
4 3 (11.11%) Reuters
5 2 (7.41%) Clearswift
5 2 (7.41%) Symantec