The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the Colchester region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 7 16 1
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -15
Contract jobs citing MS Office 13 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Colchester 15.12% 6.90% 40.74%
As % of the Applications category 68.42% 80.00% 91.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 6
Average daily rate £170 £190 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -49.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £190 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £190 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £269 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.06% -2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.44%
Applications Category
Colchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
19 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Colchester 22.09% 8.62% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 7
Average daily rate £170 £190 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -45.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £190 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £190 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.99% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%
MS Office
Essex

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 30 Related IT Skills in Colchester

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 25 (80.65%) Windows
2 24 (77.42%) Active Directory
3 21 (67.74%) Citrix
3 21 (67.74%) MS Excel
4 15 (48.39%) Finance
4 15 (48.39%) Windows 7
5 14 (45.16%) Incident Management
5 14 (45.16%) ITIL
6 13 (41.94%) Law
6 13 (41.94%) Blackberry
7 12 (38.71%) Microsoft
8 10 (32.26%) Document Management
9 9 (29.03%) Windows XP
10 6 (19.35%) MS Exchange
11 5 (16.13%) MCSA
11 5 (16.13%) VoIP
11 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (12.90%) MS PowerPoint
13 2 (6.45%) Firewall
13 2 (6.45%) Legal
13 2 (6.45%) Banking
13 2 (6.45%) Data Protection Act
13 2 (6.45%) Data Protection
14 1 (3.23%) Change Control
14 1 (3.23%) Problem Management
14 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
14 1 (3.23%) Technical Architecture
14 1 (3.23%) TOGAF
14 1 (3.23%) Service Management

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Colchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (19.35%) MS Exchange
2 5 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 21 (67.74%) MS Excel
2 4 (12.90%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) VoIP
2 2 (6.45%) Firewall
3 1 (3.23%) WAN
3 1 (3.23%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
General
1 15 (48.39%) Finance
2 13 (41.94%) Law
3 2 (6.45%) Legal
3 2 (6.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (83.87%) Analyst
2 20 (64.52%) Service Analyst
2 20 (64.52%) Service Desk Analyst
3 11 (35.48%) Help Desk Analyst
4 10 (32.26%) Support Analyst
5 8 (25.81%) IT Support
6 6 (19.35%) IT Support Analyst
7 4 (12.90%) Help Desk Support
8 3 (9.68%) 1st Line Support
9 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Manager
9 1 (3.23%) Help Desk Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 13 (41.94%) Blackberry
2 2 (6.45%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 25 (80.65%) Windows
2 15 (48.39%) Windows 7
3 9 (29.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) Incident Management
1 14 (45.16%) ITIL
2 10 (32.26%) Document Management
3 2 (6.45%) Data Protection
4 1 (3.23%) Change Control
4 1 (3.23%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.23%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (3.23%) TOGAF
4 1 (3.23%) Service Management
4 1 (3.23%) Project Management
4 1 (3.23%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) MCSA
1 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 24 (77.42%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 21 (67.74%) Citrix
2 12 (38.71%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco
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