The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office
UK / Northern Ireland
Rank 35 18 11
Rank change year-on-year -17 -7  
Contract jobs citing MS Office 8 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 3.52% 3.28% 10.34%
As % of the Applications category 29.63% 26.67% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 6
Median daily rate £325 £95 £96
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +242.10% -1.29%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £291 £275
% change year-on-year +3.00% +5.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year -12.90% +19.23%  

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 27 15 16
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 11.89% 12.30% 13.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 2 10
Median daily rate £358 £95 £100
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +276.31% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £95 £88
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £106 £145
UK excluding London median daily rate £331 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +0.30% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.24% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £14.93
% change year-on-year -9.09% +10.55%  

MS Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 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 Northern Ireland

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Office in Northern Ireland

MS Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Office in Northern Ireland

MS 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 MS Office within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 23 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
County Antrim -14 8 £325 +242.10% 1
MS Office
UK

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 23 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 19 (90.48%) MS Excel
2 18 (85.71%) Microsoft
3 13 (61.90%) Windows
4 9 (42.86%) Windows Server
4 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 9 (42.86%) MS Exchange
5 7 (33.33%) Finance
6 6 (28.57%) PMO
7 5 (23.81%) Budgeting and Forecasting
7 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (23.81%) Requirements Analysis
7 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (23.81%) Project Management
7 5 (23.81%) MS PowerPoint
7 5 (23.81%) PMP
7 5 (23.81%) MS Project
7 5 (23.81%) PRINCE2
8 3 (14.29%) Windows 2000
8 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
9 2 (9.52%) C
9 2 (9.52%) Banking
9 2 (9.52%) Driving Licence
10 1 (4.76%) Mimecast
10 1 (4.76%) Cisco IPT
10 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (4.76%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
10 1 (4.76%) Network Management
10 1 (4.76%) Skype for Business
10 1 (4.76%) Office 365

MS Office
Top Related 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 9 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.76%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (4.76%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 19 (90.48%) MS Excel
2 5 (23.81%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (23.81%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Mimecast
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Cisco IPT
1 1 (4.76%) LAN
1 1 (4.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) MS Access
General
1 7 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Multimedia
3 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (61.90%) IT Support
2 9 (42.86%) Analyst
3 8 (38.10%) Support Officer
4 5 (23.81%) Business Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Banking Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Excel Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) IT Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) IT Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) IT Support Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) PMO Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Quality Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Service Desk Support
6 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 13 (61.90%) Windows
2 9 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 3 (14.29%) Windows 2000
3 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (23.81%) Budgeting and Forecasting
1 5 (23.81%) PRINCE2
1 5 (23.81%) Project Management
1 5 (23.81%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (4.76%) Email Management
2 1 (4.76%) Network Management
2 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (28.57%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) MIMEsweeper
1 1 (4.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 18 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco
2 1 (4.76%) Clearswift
2 1 (4.76%) Symantec
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