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 3 months to 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 68 29
Rank change year-on-year +39 -39  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 18 55 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 4.70% 3.84% 4.82%
As % of the Applications category 58.06% 61.11% 56.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 39 17
Median daily rate £400 £310 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.03% -8.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £167 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £356 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £286 £288
% change year-on-year +4.80% -0.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 6
Median hourly rate £45.00 £20.50 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +119.51% +54.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.20 £9.01 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.26 £32.50 £13.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.72 £16.50 £13.70
% change year-on-year -16.87% +20.43%  

Microsoft 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 31 90 53
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 8.09% 6.28% 8.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 54 25
Median daily rate £350 £310 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.90% -8.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £114 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £485 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 8
Median hourly rate £45.00 £15.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +200.00% +15.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.40 £11.21 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £28.00 £17.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +13.79%  

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear citing Microsoft Office as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Tyne and Wear over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 3 months to 27 June 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 +38 18 £400 +29.03% 4
Microsoft Office
North East

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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 Microsoft Office.

1 26 (74.29%) Microsoft
2 22 (62.86%) Windows
3 19 (54.29%) SharePoint
4 17 (48.57%) Security Cleared
5 16 (45.71%) SC Cleared
5 16 (45.71%) Active Directory
6 12 (34.29%) MS Exchange
6 12 (34.29%) Office 365
7 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (31.43%) Windows Server
7 11 (31.43%) ITIL
7 11 (31.43%) DNS
7 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (28.57%) Hyper-V
8 10 (28.57%) Skype for Business
8 10 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
8 10 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (28.57%) SharePoint 2013
9 9 (25.71%) Skype
9 9 (25.71%) SharePoint 2010
9 9 (25.71%) Office Communications Server
9 9 (25.71%) DHCP
9 9 (25.71%) Microsoft Project
10 8 (22.86%) MS Visio
10 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (17.14%) VMware
11 6 (17.14%) Incident Management
11 6 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
12 5 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
12 5 (14.29%) Apple iOS

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 19 (54.29%) SharePoint
2 12 (34.29%) MS Exchange
3 10 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
3 10 (28.57%) SharePoint 2013
3 10 (28.57%) Skype for Business
4 9 (25.71%) Office Communications Server
4 9 (25.71%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (11.43%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (11.43%) MQSeries
5 4 (11.43%) OpenStack
6 3 (8.57%) Apache
6 3 (8.57%) iPlanet
6 3 (8.57%) JBoss
6 3 (8.57%) Oracle Application Server
6 3 (8.57%) Tomcat
6 3 (8.57%) WebLogic
6 3 (8.57%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (2.86%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (25.71%) Microsoft Project
2 8 (22.86%) MS Visio
3 5 (14.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (8.57%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (5.71%) Teamcenter
3 1 (2.86%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
Cloud Services
1 12 (34.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (31.43%) DNS
2 9 (25.71%) DHCP
2 9 (25.71%) Skype
3 5 (14.29%) Firewall
4 4 (11.43%) LDAP
4 4 (11.43%) NAS
4 4 (11.43%) SAN
4 4 (11.43%) TCP/IP
5 3 (8.57%) WAN
6 2 (5.71%) FCoE
6 2 (5.71%) iSCSI
6 2 (5.71%) VLAN
7 1 (2.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (2.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (2.86%) Intranet
7 1 (2.86%) LAN
7 1 (2.86%) Network Security
7 1 (2.86%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) MS Access
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
General
1 2 (5.71%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.86%) Advertising
2 1 (2.86%) Automotive
2 1 (2.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (25.71%) Analyst
2 6 (17.14%) Consultant
2 6 (17.14%) IT Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Messaging Consultant
3 5 (14.29%) Messaging Support
3 5 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 5 (14.29%) Support Consultant
4 4 (11.43%) AIX Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Messaging Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Support Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) IT Support
5 3 (8.57%) IT Support Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Service Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Junior
6 2 (5.71%) Junior Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Project Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Software Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Windows Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) J2EE
2 2 (5.71%) Middleware
3 1 (2.86%) .NET
3 1 (2.86%) COM
3 1 (2.86%) HTML
3 1 (2.86%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Blackberry
2 4 (11.43%) Clustering
2 4 (11.43%) Grid Computing
3 3 (8.57%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.71%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.86%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 22 (62.86%) Windows
2 11 (31.43%) Windows Server
2 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2003
2 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (14.29%) Android
3 5 (14.29%) Apple iOS
4 4 (11.43%) AIX
4 4 (11.43%) HPUX
4 4 (11.43%) Linux
4 4 (11.43%) Solaris
4 4 (11.43%) SUSE
4 4 (11.43%) Unix
5 2 (5.71%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.86%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.86%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.86%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (31.43%) ITIL
2 6 (17.14%) Incident Management
3 5 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
3 5 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 5 (14.29%) Visualisation
4 4 (11.43%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (11.43%) Content Management
4 4 (11.43%) Project Management
5 3 (8.57%) Configuration Management
5 3 (8.57%) Document Management
5 3 (8.57%) High Availability
5 3 (8.57%) Load Balancing
5 3 (8.57%) Service Management
6 2 (5.71%) OO
6 2 (5.71%) OOD
6 2 (5.71%) Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (5.71%) Software Engineering
6 2 (5.71%) SysML
6 2 (5.71%) UML
6 2 (5.71%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.71%) Bash Shell
1 2 (5.71%) C
1 2 (5.71%) C++
1 2 (5.71%) C-shell
1 2 (5.71%) Korn
1 2 (5.71%) Perl
1 2 (5.71%) Shell Script
1 2 (5.71%) SQL
2 1 (2.86%) C#
2 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (48.57%) Security Cleared
2 16 (45.71%) SC Cleared
3 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (14.29%) MCSE
5 4 (11.43%) Degree
6 3 (8.57%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (8.57%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (5.71%) ECDL
8 1 (2.86%) Postgraduate
8 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) PMO
2 3 (8.57%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (5.71%) QA
3 2 (5.71%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (45.71%) Active Directory
2 10 (28.57%) Hyper-V
3 6 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (11.43%) KVM
4 4 (11.43%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (11.43%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Samba
6 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (2.86%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) OpenView
Vendors
1 26 (74.29%) Microsoft
2 6 (17.14%) VMware
3 5 (14.29%) Oracle
3 5 (14.29%) Trend Micro
4 4 (11.43%) Cisco
4 4 (11.43%) Cognos
4 4 (11.43%) F5
4 4 (11.43%) HP
4 4 (11.43%) Opsware
4 4 (11.43%) PlateSpin
4 4 (11.43%) Red Hat
4 4 (11.43%) Sun
4 4 (11.43%) Veritas
5 1 (2.86%) Apple
5 1 (2.86%) Cadence
5 1 (2.86%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.86%) Crossbeam
5 1 (2.86%) Infor
5 1 (2.86%) Juniper
5 1 (2.86%) McAfee