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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank - 7 15
Contract jobs citing MS Office 0 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Colchester - 16.28% 5.17%
As % of the Applications category - 70.00% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 2
Average daily rate
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- £170 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £225 £271
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -16.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Average hourly rate - £16.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.35 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-4.64% -
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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
5 20 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Colchester 21.74% 23.26% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 2
Average daily rate £420 £170 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+147.05% -10.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Average hourly rate - £16.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -3.12%

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

MS Office
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Colchester

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 17 (94.44%) Windows
1 17 (94.44%) Active Directory
2 16 (88.89%) MS Excel
3 14 (77.78%) Finance
3 14 (77.78%) Citrix
4 13 (72.22%) Blackberry
4 13 (72.22%) Document Management
4 13 (72.22%) Incident Management
4 13 (72.22%) Windows 7
5 12 (66.67%) Law
6 3 (16.67%) ITIL
6 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
8 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
8 1 (5.56%) VoIP
8 1 (5.56%) MCSA
8 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (5.56%) SCCM
8 1 (5.56%) User Experience
8 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Colchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 16 (88.89%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) VoIP
General
1 14 (77.78%) Finance
2 12 (66.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 17 (94.44%) Analyst
2 16 (88.89%) Service Analyst
2 16 (88.89%) Service Desk Analyst
3 12 (66.67%) Help Desk Analyst
4 4 (22.22%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support
5 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 13 (72.22%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.56%) User Experience
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 17 (94.44%) Windows
2 13 (72.22%) Windows 7
3 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) Document Management
1 13 (72.22%) Incident Management
2 3 (16.67%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) MCSA
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 17 (94.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (77.78%) Citrix
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft