Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 57 28
Rank change year-on-year +17 -29 -11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 20 21 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 4.42% 3.57% 2.89%
As % of the Applications category 50.00% 70.00% 35.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 3
Northern Ireland median daily rate £109 £301 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -63.98% +26.84% +106.07%
10th Percentile £60 £76 £119
90th Percentile £145 £404 £329
UK median daily rate £283 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -5.83% - +0.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £12.00 £14.14 £10.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.12% +31.51% -
10th Percentile £10.65 £12.41 £10.15
90th Percentile £15.63 £14.69 £11.35
UK median hourly rate £15.48 £15.00 £15.63
% change year-on-year +3.20% -4.00% +11.61%

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 40 30 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 8.83% 5.10% 8.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 23 9
Northern Ireland median daily rate £275 £288 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.35% -4.17% +141.94%
10th Percentile £75 £76 £110
90th Percentile £400 £406 £350
UK median daily rate £370 £350 £342
% change year-on-year +5.71% +2.34% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £12.00 £14.14 £10.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.12% +31.51% -
10th Percentile £10.65 £12.41 £10.15
90th Percentile £15.63 £14.69 £11.35
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% +10.00%

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 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 July 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 +25 20 £109 -5.65% 4
Microsoft Office
UK

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (40.00%) DNS
3 8 (40.00%) DHCP
4 7 (35.00%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (30.00%) Windows 7
5 6 (30.00%) Windows
6 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
6 5 (25.00%) Windows Vista
6 5 (25.00%) Statistics
6 5 (25.00%) Problem Management
6 5 (25.00%) Banking
6 5 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (20.00%) Project Management
7 4 (20.00%) Finance
7 4 (20.00%) Use Case
7 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (20.00%) Business Analysis
7 4 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 4 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (20.00%) CRM
7 4 (20.00%) MS Visio
7 4 (20.00%) UML
8 3 (15.00%) Reuters
8 3 (15.00%) Bloomberg
8 3 (15.00%) Blackberry
8 3 (15.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (15.00%) Unix
8 3 (15.00%) Citrix
8 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP

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 (15.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (20.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (40.00%) DHCP
1 8 (40.00%) DNS
2 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (5.00%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (5.00%) MySQL
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (25.00%) Banking
2 4 (20.00%) Finance
3 3 (15.00%) Investment Banking
4 2 (10.00%) Law
5 1 (5.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 17 (85.00%) Analyst
2 8 (40.00%) Service Analyst
3 7 (35.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) Business Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) CRM Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) CRM Business Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) IT Support
4 4 (20.00%) Support Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) IT Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) IT Support Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) 1st Line Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Customer Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Information Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Information Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Service Desk Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) Service Management Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (15.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Windows
1 6 (30.00%) Windows 7
2 5 (25.00%) Windows Vista
3 3 (15.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Problem Management
1 5 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
1 5 (25.00%) Statistics
2 4 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 4 (20.00%) CRM
2 4 (20.00%) Project Management
2 4 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 4 (20.00%) UML
2 4 (20.00%) Use Case
2 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.00%) Collateral Management
4 1 (5.00%) Information Governance
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) C#
1 1 (5.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
System Software
1 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.00%) Virtual Desktop
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) Bloomberg
2 3 (15.00%) Citrix
2 3 (15.00%) Reuters
3 1 (5.00%) Adobe
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) Sun