The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 28 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.

Microsoft Office
North East / Tyne and Wear
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 49 32
Rank change year-on-year -14 -17  
Contract jobs citing MS Office 17 20 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 2.92% 2.86% 4.09%
As % of the Applications category 31.48% 58.82% 38.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 18 10
Median daily rate £290 £354 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.02% -11.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £136 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £431 £531
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £288 £275
% change year-on-year +4.34% +4.54%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Median hourly rate £9.79 - £12.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.63 £13.06
% change year-on-year -13.60% +19.68%  

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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 54 34 50
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 9.26% 4.86% 10.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 29 18
Median daily rate £350 £338 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -15.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £141 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +2.27% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 7
Median hourly rate £10.50 £21.00 £11.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +80.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.16 £21.00 £9.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.60 £21.00 £13.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +13.79%  

MS Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 Tyne and Wear

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Office in Tyne and Wear

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Office in Tyne and Wear over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Office in Tyne and Wear

MS Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Office in Tyne and Wear

MS Office
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

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 Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 28 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -19 15 £290 -18.02% 2
Gateshead - 1 £351 - 1
MS Office
North East

For the 6 months to 28 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 33 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 21 (47.73%) Windows
3 19 (43.18%) SharePoint
4 16 (36.36%) Office 365
5 15 (34.09%) Active Directory
5 15 (34.09%) Security Cleared
6 13 (29.55%) SharePoint 2010
7 11 (25.00%) MS Exchange
8 10 (22.73%) Windows Server
9 9 (20.45%) Exchange Server 2013
9 9 (20.45%) SharePoint 2013
9 9 (20.45%) Migration
9 9 (20.45%) MS Excel
9 9 (20.45%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (20.45%) DNS
9 9 (20.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (20.45%) Skype for Business
9 9 (20.45%) Exchange Server 2010
10 8 (18.18%) Hyper-V
10 8 (18.18%) Office Communications Server
10 8 (18.18%) DHCP
10 8 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (18.18%) ITIL
10 8 (18.18%) Skype
11 7 (15.91%) Mobile Device Management
11 7 (15.91%) Apple iOS
11 7 (15.91%) MS Project
11 7 (15.91%) MCSE
11 7 (15.91%) Blackberry
11 7 (15.91%) Service Management

MS Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 19 (43.18%) SharePoint
2 13 (29.55%) SharePoint 2010
3 11 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 9 (20.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (20.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (20.45%) SharePoint 2013
4 9 (20.45%) Skype for Business
5 8 (18.18%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 9 (20.45%) MS Excel
2 7 (15.91%) MS Project
3 5 (11.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (9.09%) MS Visio
5 3 (6.82%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
Cloud Services
1 16 (36.36%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.45%) DNS
2 8 (18.18%) DHCP
2 8 (18.18%) Skype
3 6 (13.64%) Intranet
4 1 (2.27%) Firewall
4 1 (2.27%) SMTP
4 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) MS Access
General
1 5 (11.36%) Finance
1 5 (11.36%) Publishing
2 3 (6.82%) Local Government
3 2 (4.55%) Advertising
3 2 (4.55%) Legal
4 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (34.09%) Analyst
2 10 (22.73%) Support Analyst
3 8 (18.18%) IT Analyst
4 7 (15.91%) Messaging Support
4 7 (15.91%) Project Manager
5 6 (13.64%) Consultant
5 6 (13.64%) Messaging Consultant
5 6 (13.64%) Support Consultant
6 5 (11.36%) Administrator
6 5 (11.36%) Developer
6 5 (11.36%) IT Support
6 5 (11.36%) IT Support Analyst
6 5 (11.36%) Project Analyst
6 5 (11.36%) Project Support Analyst
6 5 (11.36%) SharePoint Administrator
6 5 (11.36%) SharePoint Developer
6 5 (11.36%) Support Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Architect
7 3 (6.82%) PMO Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) .NET
1 1 (2.27%) COM
1 1 (2.27%) HTML
1 1 (2.27%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Blackberry
2 3 (6.82%) Fat Client
2 3 (6.82%) Thin Client
3 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.55%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.27%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 21 (47.73%) Windows
2 10 (22.73%) Windows Server
3 9 (20.45%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (20.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (15.91%) Android
4 7 (15.91%) Apple iOS
5 2 (4.55%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.27%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.45%) Migration
2 8 (18.18%) ITIL
3 7 (15.91%) Mobile Device Management
3 7 (15.91%) Service Management
3 7 (15.91%) Visualisation
4 6 (13.64%) Project Management
5 5 (11.36%) Information Management
5 5 (11.36%) PRINCE2
5 5 (11.36%) Workflow
6 3 (6.82%) Content Management
6 3 (6.82%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (6.82%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (6.82%) Information Governance
6 3 (6.82%) TOGAF
6 3 (6.82%) Zachman Framework
7 2 (4.55%) Business Development
7 2 (4.55%) Incident Management
7 2 (4.55%) Programme Management
7 2 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.55%) SQL
2 1 (2.27%) C#
2 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (34.09%) Security Cleared
2 8 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (15.91%) MCSE
3 7 (15.91%) SC Cleared
4 4 (9.09%) ECDL
5 3 (6.82%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (4.55%) Degree
7 1 (2.27%) DCSE
7 1 (2.27%) MCSA
7 1 (2.27%) PMI Certification
7 1 (2.27%) PMP
7 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.64%) PMO
2 2 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (4.55%) SLA
3 1 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 15 (34.09%) Active Directory
2 8 (18.18%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (2.27%) Virtual Servers
Vendors
1 33 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.91%) Trend Micro
3 5 (11.36%) Cadence
4 3 (6.82%) SAP
5 2 (4.55%) Cisco
5 2 (4.55%) VMware
6 1 (2.27%) Apple
6 1 (2.27%) Dell
6 1 (2.27%) Infor
6 1 (2.27%) Oracle