The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the Colchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 5 8 4
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Contract jobs citing MS Office 18 16 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Colchester 40.91% 21.05% 44.44%
As % of the Applications category 90.00% 80.00% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Average daily rate
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- £175 £165
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £278 £270
% change year-on-year
+3.78% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 10
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Colchester region.

Applications Category
Colchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
20 20 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Colchester 45.45% 26.32% 55.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 4
Average daily rate £420 £213 £165
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+97.64% +28.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 13 14
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Colchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in Colchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Office across the Colchester region.

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in Colchester

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Colchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Colchester region.

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in Colchester

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Top 12 Related IT Skills in Colchester

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Colchester region citing MS Office also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MS Office.

1 18 (100.00%) Windows
1 18 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 18 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 18 (100.00%) Citrix
1 18 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 18 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 16 (88.89%) Blackberry
3 14 (77.78%) Document Management
3 14 (77.78%) Finance
4 13 (72.22%) Law
5 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 2 (11.11%) Windows 8

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Colchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Colchester region citing MS Office also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MS Office. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 18 (100.00%) MS Excel
General
1 14 (77.78%) Finance
2 13 (72.22%) Law
Job Titles
1 18 (100.00%) Analyst
2 17 (94.44%) Help Desk Analyst
3 15 (83.33%) Service Analyst
3 15 (83.33%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Support Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Help Desk Support
5 2 (11.11%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) IT Support Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 16 (88.89%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Windows
1 18 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (11.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) Incident Management
2 14 (77.78%) Document Management
System Software
1 18 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) Citrix
2 4 (22.22%) Microsoft