Period
to 16 February 2019

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 16 February 2019 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
16 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 25 44 30
Rank change year-on-year +19 -14 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 20 24 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 5.45% 4.67% 5.47%
As % of the Applications category 58.82% 58.54% 41.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 9
Northern Ireland median daily rate £320 £114 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +181.32% -65.00% +209.52%
10th Percentile £189 £80 £98
90th Percentile £400 £397 £344
UK median daily rate £288 £275 £288
% change year-on-year +4.55% -4.35% -4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 12
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £14.31 £11.25 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.16% -6.25% -
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £14.10 £14.00
% change year-on-year +6.38% +0.71% -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 34 41 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 9.26% 7.98% 13.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 22 31
Northern Ireland median daily rate £290 £255 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.73% -21.54% +4.00%
10th Percentile £128 £91 £213
90th Percentile £400 £375 £475
UK median daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +4.29% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 13
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £14.31 £11.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.39% -4.17% -
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £15.56 £15.50
% change year-on-year +2.84% +0.37% -1.65%

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 16 February 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 16 February 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 16 February 2019. 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 +16 18 £320 +197.67% 7
County Armagh - 2 - - 1
Microsoft Office
UK

For the 6 months to 16 February 2019, 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 17 (85.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (70.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (60.00%) Finance
4 8 (40.00%) Oracle
4 8 (40.00%) Hyperion
4 8 (40.00%) IFS
5 7 (35.00%) Change Management
6 6 (30.00%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (30.00%) ERP
6 6 (30.00%) Process Improvement
7 5 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (25.00%) Windows
7 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 4 (20.00%) LAN
9 3 (15.00%) Cisco
9 3 (15.00%) SAP
9 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (15.00%) Project Management
9 3 (15.00%) PMO
9 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
9 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
10 2 (10.00%) Line Management
10 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (10.00%) Driving Licence
10 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
10 2 (10.00%) Matrix Organization
10 2 (10.00%) IFRS
10 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008

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 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (70.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (5.00%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) LAN
2 2 (10.00%) WAN
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (5.00%) Firewall
3 1 (5.00%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
General
1 12 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Publishing
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Analyst
2 9 (45.00%) Financial Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Active Directory Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Hyperion Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) IT Support
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) PMO Lead
3 2 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Senior Financial Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) IT Technician
4 1 (5.00%) Network Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Project Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) SAP Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) SAP Financial Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Oracle Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Technical Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Service Desk Technician
4 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) Driving Licence
2 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.00%) AIX
4 1 (5.00%) Linux
4 1 (5.00%) Solaris
4 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Change Management
2 6 (30.00%) ERP
2 6 (30.00%) Process Improvement
3 5 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (15.00%) Project Management
4 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (10.00%) Active Listening
5 2 (10.00%) Biometrics
5 2 (10.00%) Line Management
5 2 (10.00%) Matrix Organization
5 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (10.00%) Time Management
6 1 (5.00%) Decision-Making
6 1 (5.00%) DevOps
6 1 (5.00%) Internal Audit
6 1 (5.00%) Release Management
6 1 (5.00%) SDLC
6 1 (5.00%) Test Scripting
6 1 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) Java
1 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
1 1 (5.00%) VB
1 1 (5.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) PMP
2 1 (5.00%) CCNA
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) HNC
2 1 (5.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) PMO
2 2 (10.00%) IFRS
3 1 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (5.00%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (5.00%) XenApp
2 1 (5.00%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 17 (85.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (40.00%) Hyperion
2 8 (40.00%) IFS
2 8 (40.00%) Oracle
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco
3 3 (15.00%) SAP
4 2 (10.00%) Dell
4 2 (10.00%) HP
4 2 (10.00%) McAfee
5 1 (5.00%) Citrix
5 1 (5.00%) Openreach
5 1 (5.00%) Peregrine
5 1 (5.00%) Remedy