Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 29 25
Rank change year-on-year -8 -4 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 24 21 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 4.73% 5.45% 4.44%
As % of the Applications category 58.54% 41.18% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 5
Northern Ireland median daily rate £114 £325 £105
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -65.00% +209.52% +12.60%
10th Percentile £80 £98 £87
90th Percentile £397 £344 £475
UK median daily rate £275 £290 £300
% change year-on-year -5.17% -3.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £11.25 £12.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - -
UK median hourly rate £14.10 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +0.71% -3.45% +3.57%

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 41 51 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 8.09% 13.25% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 31 9
Northern Ireland median daily rate £255 £325 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.54% +4.00% +212.50%
10th Percentile £91 £213 £91
90th Percentile £375 £475 £495
UK median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £11.50 £12.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.17% - -
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £15.93
% change year-on-year - -2.70% +6.20%

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 19 February 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
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 19 February 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 -9 23 £108 -66.92% 3
County Tyrone - 1 £260 -
Microsoft Office
UK

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
2 9 (37.50%) ITIL
2 9 (37.50%) Windows
3 8 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 8 (33.33%) Finance
3 8 (33.33%) Project Management
4 7 (29.17%) MS Visio
5 6 (25.00%) Business Analysis
5 6 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (25.00%) Use Case
5 6 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (25.00%) CRM
5 6 (25.00%) UML
6 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
6 5 (20.83%) Banking
7 4 (16.67%) Investment Banking
7 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (16.67%) Skype for Business
7 4 (16.67%) Windows 7
7 4 (16.67%) Office Communications Server
7 4 (16.67%) Clearswift
7 4 (16.67%) MIMEsweeper
7 4 (16.67%) Symantec
7 4 (16.67%) Blackberry
7 4 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (16.67%) Mimecast
7 4 (16.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (16.67%) Email Management

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 8 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 4 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (16.67%) Office Communications Server
2 4 (16.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (29.17%) MS Visio
3 6 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) Mimecast
2 1 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco IPT
General
1 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (20.83%) Banking
3 4 (16.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (70.83%) Analyst
2 7 (29.17%) Business Analyst
3 6 (25.00%) CRM Analyst
3 6 (25.00%) CRM Business Analyst
3 6 (25.00%) Service Analyst
4 5 (20.83%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Exchange Support
5 3 (12.50%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) 1st Line Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (4.17%) Banking Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) IT Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Service Management Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.50%) iPad
3 1 (4.17%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 9 (37.50%) Windows
2 4 (16.67%) Windows 7
2 4 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (12.50%) Unix
3 3 (12.50%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) ITIL
2 8 (33.33%) Project Management
3 6 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 6 (25.00%) CRM
3 6 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 6 (25.00%) UML
3 6 (25.00%) Use Case
3 6 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (16.67%) Email Management
5 2 (8.33%) Collateral Management
6 1 (4.17%) Contingency Planning
6 1 (4.17%) Dashboard Development
6 1 (4.17%) Incident Management
6 1 (4.17%) Mathematics
6 1 (4.17%) Performance Management
6 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
6 1 (4.17%) Problem Management
6 1 (4.17%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 2 (8.33%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.17%) PMP
System Software
1 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) MIMEsweeper
1 4 (16.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.67%) Clearswift
2 4 (16.67%) Symantec
3 3 (12.50%) Bloomberg
3 3 (12.50%) HP
3 3 (12.50%) Reuters
4 1 (4.17%) Cisco