Period
to 15 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 15 August 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
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 65 75
Rank change year-on-year +6 +10 -32
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 38 31 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 3.83% 3.33% 3.55%
As % of the Applications category 47.50% 52.54% 57.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 22 60
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £255 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.19% +7.77% -6.47%
10th Percentile £140 £196 £189
90th Percentile £426 £530 £521
North East median daily rate £255 £308 £323
% change year-on-year -17.07% -4.65% -4.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 10
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -41.86% +59.26%
10th Percentile £12.75 £9.45 £8.28
90th Percentile £14.25 £47.67 £29.80
North East median hourly rate £12.75 £12.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +2.00% -41.86% +59.26%

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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 80 59 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 8.06% 6.33% 6.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 44 90
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £310 £340 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +9.68% -8.68%
10th Percentile £155 £200 £199
90th Percentile £555 £517 £435
North East median daily rate £310 £325 £310
% change year-on-year -4.62% +4.84% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 18
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £18.00 £12.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.00% -16.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £13.60 £9.45 £9.50
90th Percentile £22.80 £47.67 £28.30
North East median hourly rate £13.75 £12.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% -16.67% +15.38%

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings citing Microsoft Office as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in Tyne and Wear

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Office in Tyne and Wear.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in Tyne and Wear

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Tyne and Wear over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in Tyne and Wear

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Office in Tyne and Wear.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in Tyne and Wear

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Office within the Tyne and Wear region over the 6 months to 15 August 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -2 35 £255 -27.14% 7
Gateshead -1 1 £73 -79.32%
Wallsend - 1 - -
Microsoft Office
North East

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 15 (39.47%) Windows
1 15 (39.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (36.84%) Microsoft
3 13 (34.21%) Decision-Making
4 11 (28.95%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (28.95%) Service Management
5 10 (26.32%) ITIL
5 10 (26.32%) Security Cleared
6 9 (23.68%) Cisco
6 9 (23.68%) LAN
6 9 (23.68%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (21.05%) HP
7 8 (21.05%) WAN
7 8 (21.05%) MS Visio
8 7 (18.42%) Juniper
8 7 (18.42%) CheckPoint
8 7 (18.42%) McAfee
8 7 (18.42%) Firewall
8 7 (18.42%) Network Load Balancing
8 7 (18.42%) Cisco IOS
8 7 (18.42%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (18.42%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 7 (18.42%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 7 (18.42%) F5
8 7 (18.42%) Escalation Management
9 6 (15.79%) Network Security
9 6 (15.79%) SC Cleared
9 6 (15.79%) Cryptography
9 6 (15.79%) Incident Management
9 6 (15.79%) Statistics

Microsoft 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 5 (13.16%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.89%) SAS
3 2 (5.26%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2000
4 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 1 (2.63%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 15 (39.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (21.05%) MS Visio
3 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (7.89%) Open Workbench
5 1 (2.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.53%) Office 365
2 2 (5.26%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.68%) LAN
2 8 (21.05%) WAN
3 7 (18.42%) Cisco IOS
3 7 (18.42%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 7 (18.42%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 7 (18.42%) Firewall
4 6 (15.79%) Network Security
5 2 (5.26%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (2.63%) Skype
6 1 (2.63%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (15.79%) PVCS
General
1 5 (13.16%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.63%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (23.68%) Analyst
2 6 (15.79%) Network Support
2 6 (15.79%) Support Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) Developer
3 5 (13.16%) Network Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (10.53%) Network Support Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Project Manager
5 3 (7.89%) 1st Line Support
5 3 (7.89%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Business Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Category Manager
5 3 (7.89%) Commercial Manager
5 3 (7.89%) SAS Developer
6 2 (5.26%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) C# Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) IT Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) XML
2 2 (5.26%) .NET
2 2 (5.26%) CSS
2 2 (5.26%) HTML
2 2 (5.26%) HTML5
2 2 (5.26%) JSON
2 2 (5.26%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.95%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (18.42%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (5.26%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.63%) iPad
4 1 (2.63%) iPhone
4 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (39.47%) Windows
2 4 (10.53%) Windows Server
3 3 (7.89%) Windows 10
4 2 (5.26%) Android
4 2 (5.26%) Apple iOS
4 2 (5.26%) Mac OS
4 2 (5.26%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.63%) HPUX
5 1 (2.63%) Linux
5 1 (2.63%) Solaris
5 1 (2.63%) Unix
5 1 (2.63%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (2.63%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (34.21%) Decision-Making
2 11 (28.95%) Service Management
3 10 (26.32%) ITIL
4 9 (23.68%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (18.42%) Escalation Management
5 7 (18.42%) Network Load Balancing
6 6 (15.79%) Cryptography
6 6 (15.79%) Incident Management
6 6 (15.79%) Service Delivery
6 6 (15.79%) Statistics
7 5 (13.16%) Network Monitoring
7 5 (13.16%) Time Management
8 4 (10.53%) ITSM
8 4 (10.53%) Network Management
8 4 (10.53%) Proactive Management
8 4 (10.53%) Project Management
8 4 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (7.89%) Change Management
9 3 (7.89%) E-Procurement
9 3 (7.89%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.26%) C#
1 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.63%) Perl
2 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (26.32%) Security Cleared
2 6 (15.79%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (5.26%) ISEB
4 1 (2.63%) DBS Check
4 1 (2.63%) Degree
4 1 (2.63%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.63%) Master's Degree
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) JSP 440
1 4 (10.53%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.63%) Samba
Vendors
1 14 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 9 (23.68%) Cisco
3 8 (21.05%) HP
4 7 (18.42%) CheckPoint
4 7 (18.42%) F5
4 7 (18.42%) Juniper
4 7 (18.42%) McAfee
5 4 (10.53%) Remedy
6 2 (5.26%) Apple
6 2 (5.26%) Google
7 1 (2.63%) Avaya
7 1 (2.63%) Dell
7 1 (2.63%) Sun