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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 25 16 16
Rank change year-on-year
-9 0
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 5 1 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 2.92% 1.37% 8.51%
As % of the Applications category 50.00% 16.67% 76.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 4
Average daily rate
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£450 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Average hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.96 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+0.26% -7.93%
Applications Category
Ipswich
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
10 6 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 5.85% 8.22% 11.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 6
Average daily rate £450 £420 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +46.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £420 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £420 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 10
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -19.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
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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
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 1 August 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 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (63.64%) Finance
3 5 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (45.45%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (45.45%) .NET
4 4 (36.36%) HP
4 4 (36.36%) QA
4 4 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (27.27%) SQL
5 3 (27.27%) ETL
6 2 (18.18%) Windows
6 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
6 2 (18.18%) Data Analysis
6 2 (18.18%) DNS
6 2 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
7 1 (9.09%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (9.09%) Data Reconciliation
7 1 (9.09%) KVM
7 1 (9.09%) Cisco
7 1 (9.09%) Replication
7 1 (9.09%) VMware
7 1 (9.09%) SCCM
7 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
7 1 (9.09%) Kaspersky

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) DNS
2 1 (9.09%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (9.09%) PSTN
2 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 1 (9.09%) VPN
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall
2 1 (9.09%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) NoSQL
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (63.64%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Coordinator
1 4 (36.36%) QA Leader
1 4 (36.36%) Test Coordinator
2 3 (27.27%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Quality Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Data Quality Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Data Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
3 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) JSON
2 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
2 1 (9.09%) Web Services
2 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
2 1 (9.09%) UNIX
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) ETL
4 2 (18.18%) Data Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Data Reconciliation
5 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
2 1 (9.09%) C#
2 1 (9.09%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
1 1 (9.09%) MCSE
1 1 (9.09%) CCIE
1 1 (9.09%) CCNP
1 1 (9.09%) CCIP
1 1 (9.09%) ISEB
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (9.09%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) QA
2 1 (9.09%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) KVM
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
2 1 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (9.09%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco
3 1 (9.09%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) Kaspersky