The first table below looks at the demand for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised for the Ipswich region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 17 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 Ipswich 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 28 17 21
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +4
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 5 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 2.76% 3.41% 0.76%
As % of the Applications category 38.46% 42.86% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate £250 £194 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £309 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.32% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 £11.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
Applications Category
Ipswich
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
13 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 7.18% 7.95% 9.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 4
Average daily rate £325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £178 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 5
Average hourly rate £10.00 £11.00 £9.54
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +15.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%
MS Excel
Suffolk

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

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

MS Excel Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

MS Excel
Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

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

MS Excel Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

MS Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in Ipswich

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Ipswich region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

MS Excel Daily Rate Histogram in Ipswich

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

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

MS Excel Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Ipswich region citing MS Excel 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 Excel.

1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) Windows
3 4 (40.00%) SQL
4 3 (30.00%) Java
4 3 (30.00%) Linux
4 3 (30.00%) UNIX
4 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (20.00%) ITIL
5 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (20.00%) C#
5 2 (20.00%) .NET
5 2 (20.00%) J2EE
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (20.00%) Firewall
5 2 (20.00%) Finance
5 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (20.00%) Kaspersky
5 2 (20.00%) SCCM
6 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
6 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
6 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (10.00%) Puppet
6 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (10.00%) NoSQL
6 1 (10.00%) Data Quality
6 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (10.00%) Data Reconciliation

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Ipswich region citing MS Excel 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 Excel. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
1 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (10.00%) VPN
2 1 (10.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) NoSQL
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Operations Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Applications Support
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (10.00%) Data Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Developer
4 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Quality Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Data Quality Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
1 2 (20.00%) J2EE
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) XML
2 1 (10.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) NHS
1 1 (10.00%) Replication
1 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Linux
2 3 (30.00%) UNIX
3 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) ERP
2 1 (10.00%) ETL
2 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Data Reconciliation
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) Java
3 2 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
1 1 (10.00%) Sun Certification
1 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (10.00%) KVM
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (10.00%) Puppet
2 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Kaspersky
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) Sage
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