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 3 months to 23 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
UK / Northern Ireland
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 17 15
Rank change year-on-year -38 -2  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 13 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 3.67% 3.00% 7.78%
As % of the Applications category 68.42% 33.33% 87.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 5
Median daily rate £98 £350 £128
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -72.07% +174.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £78 £350 £114
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £350 £326
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £285 £288
% change year-on-year +5.26% -0.86%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.17 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.78 £16.50 £13.60
% change year-on-year -16.51% +21.36%  

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 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 19 9 8
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 5.37% 9.00% 8.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 6
Median daily rate £159 £300 £296
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -47.00% +1.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £78 £300 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £329 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year +3.84% +1.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.17 - -
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 Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 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 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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 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
County Antrim -34 11 £79 -77.42%
Microsoft Office
UK

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

1 15 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 14 (66.67%) Windows
3 9 (42.86%) Finance
4 7 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 7 (33.33%) Banking
4 7 (33.33%) HP
4 7 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
6 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (19.05%) Windows 8
7 4 (19.05%) ION MarketView
7 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
7 4 (19.05%) iPad
7 4 (19.05%) Degree
7 4 (19.05%) PowerShell
7 4 (19.05%) Investment Banking
7 4 (19.05%) Unix
7 4 (19.05%) Reuters
7 4 (19.05%) Bloomberg
8 3 (14.29%) Project Management
8 3 (14.29%) Citrix
8 3 (14.29%) Avaya
8 3 (14.29%) PMP
8 3 (14.29%) SAN
8 3 (14.29%) Lotus
8 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
8 3 (14.29%) IBM Notes
8 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
8 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
8 3 (14.29%) SQL

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 3 (14.29%) IBM Notes
1 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 3 (14.29%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.76%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (19.05%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 3 (14.29%) Avaya Modular Messaging
2 3 (14.29%) NAS
2 3 (14.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (42.86%) Finance
2 7 (33.33%) Banking
3 4 (19.05%) Investment Banking
4 3 (14.29%) Legal
5 2 (9.52%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (4.76%) Multimedia
6 1 (4.76%) Prime Brokerage
6 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) IT Support
3 4 (19.05%) Administrator
3 4 (19.05%) Support Officer
4 3 (14.29%) Business Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (14.29%) Wintel Administrator
4 3 (14.29%) Wintel Systems Administrator
5 2 (9.52%) Support Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) IT Support Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Operational Support Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Operations Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Operations Support Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Project Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Service Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
1 1 (4.76%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (19.05%) iPad
3 3 (14.29%) PKI
4 2 (9.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (4.76%) Equities
5 1 (4.76%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 14 (66.67%) Windows
2 7 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 4 (19.05%) Unix
3 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
3 4 (19.05%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (14.29%) Budgeting and Forecasting
1 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2
1 3 (14.29%) Project Management
1 3 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (9.52%) Change Management
2 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
3 1 (4.76%) Issue Tracking
3 1 (4.76%) ITIL
3 1 (4.76%) KYC
3 1 (4.76%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) PowerShell
2 3 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Degree
2 3 (14.29%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) SCOM
2 2 (9.52%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 15 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 7 (33.33%) HP
3 4 (19.05%) Bloomberg
3 4 (19.05%) Reuters
4 3 (14.29%) Avaya
4 3 (14.29%) Citrix
4 3 (14.29%) CyberTech
4 3 (14.29%) Lotus
4 3 (14.29%) NICE Systems
4 3 (14.29%) ServiceNow