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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 5 3 11
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +8
Contract jobs citing MS Office 22 15 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Colchester 44.00% 40.54% 14.52%
As % of the Applications category 91.67% 75.00% 81.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£168 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £250 £260
% change year-on-year
+14.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 9
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.98 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.51% -3.57%
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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
24 20 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Colchester 48.00% 54.05% 17.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Average daily rate £169 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 17 9
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -4.83%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Colchester

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 41 (91.11%) Active Directory
2 37 (82.22%) Citrix
2 37 (82.22%) Windows
3 35 (77.78%) MS Excel
4 32 (71.11%) Windows 7
5 29 (64.44%) Incident Management
5 29 (64.44%) Blackberry
6 26 (57.78%) Finance
7 23 (51.11%) Document Management
8 22 (48.89%) Law
9 15 (33.33%) Microsoft
10 12 (26.67%) ITIL
11 6 (13.33%) Windows XP
12 5 (11.11%) MS Exchange
12 5 (11.11%) VoIP
12 5 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
13 4 (8.89%) Data Protection Act
13 4 (8.89%) Data Protection
13 4 (8.89%) MCSA
13 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
14 3 (6.67%) SQL
15 2 (4.44%) WAN
15 2 (4.44%) Cisco
15 2 (4.44%) LAN
15 2 (4.44%) Handset
15 2 (4.44%) Legal
15 2 (4.44%) Service Management
15 2 (4.44%) Firewall
16 1 (2.22%) Wireless

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Colchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 5 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 35 (77.78%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.11%) VoIP
2 2 (4.44%) WAN
2 2 (4.44%) Firewall
2 2 (4.44%) LAN
3 1 (2.22%) Wireless
3 1 (2.22%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.22%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (2.22%) MS Access
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Eclipse
General
1 26 (57.78%) Finance
2 22 (48.89%) Law
3 2 (4.44%) Legal
4 1 (2.22%) Publishing
4 1 (2.22%) Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Billing
Job Titles
1 40 (88.89%) Analyst
2 34 (75.56%) Service Analyst
2 34 (75.56%) Service Desk Analyst
3 25 (55.56%) Help Desk Analyst
4 8 (17.78%) Support Analyst
4 8 (17.78%) IT Support
5 4 (8.89%) IT Support Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Help Desk Support
6 3 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
7 1 (2.22%) IT Manager
7 1 (2.22%) Support Assistant
7 1 (2.22%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (2.22%) IT Support Assistant
7 1 (2.22%) IT Assistant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) HTML
1 1 (2.22%) CSS
1 1 (2.22%) Windows SharePoint Services
1 1 (2.22%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 29 (64.44%) Blackberry
2 4 (8.89%) Data Protection Act
2 4 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.44%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 37 (82.22%) Windows
2 32 (71.11%) Windows 7
3 6 (13.33%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Vista
4 1 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.22%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (64.44%) Incident Management
2 23 (51.11%) Document Management
3 12 (26.67%) ITIL
4 4 (8.89%) Data Protection
5 2 (4.44%) Service Management
6 1 (2.22%) TOGAF
6 1 (2.22%) PRINCE
6 1 (2.22%) Project Management
6 1 (2.22%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (2.22%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.22%) Time Management
6 1 (2.22%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.67%) SQL
2 1 (2.22%) VBA
2 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (8.89%) MCSA
1 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 41 (91.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 37 (82.22%) Citrix
2 15 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.44%) Cisco
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle
4 1 (2.22%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.22%) Symantec
4 1 (2.22%) Sophos
4 1 (2.22%) BT
4 1 (2.22%) VMware
4 1 (2.22%) Spiceworks
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