The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office 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 Office over the 3 months to 1 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 21 24 14
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -10
Contract jobs citing MS Office 5 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 3.01% 2.01% 5.43%
As % of the Applications category 50.00% 30.00% 55.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Average daily rate
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£200 £225 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -35.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £253 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.91% -8.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.25 £12.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.44% -5.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.25 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-5.35% -
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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 Ipswich region.

Applications Category
Ipswich
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
10 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 6.02% 6.71% 9.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 6
Average daily rate £350 £288 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £181 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £388 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £10.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

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

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

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

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

MS Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Ipswich

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Ipswich region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram in Ipswich

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

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

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Ipswich 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 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
1 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 6 (66.67%) Windows
3 5 (55.56%) MS Exchange
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 3 (33.33%) NHS
5 3 (33.33%) SQL
5 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 2 (22.22%) MCP
6 2 (22.22%) HP
6 2 (22.22%) Intel
6 2 (22.22%) SAN
6 2 (22.22%) Apple
6 2 (22.22%) LAN
6 2 (22.22%) WAN
6 2 (22.22%) DHCP
6 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
6 2 (22.22%) VPN
6 2 (22.22%) DNS
6 2 (22.22%) Thin Client
6 2 (22.22%) Terminal Services
6 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
6 2 (22.22%) ARCserve
6 2 (22.22%) Sophos
6 2 (22.22%) Project Management
6 2 (22.22%) iPad
6 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Ipswich 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 (55.56%) MS Exchange
2 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) SAN
1 2 (22.22%) LAN
1 2 (22.22%) WAN
1 2 (22.22%) DHCP
1 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
1 2 (22.22%) VPN
1 2 (22.22%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Power View
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Support Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (33.33%) Desktop Support
4 2 (22.22%) Support Assistant
4 2 (22.22%) Technical Support
4 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (22.22%) IT Support Assistant
4 2 (22.22%) IT Assistant
4 2 (22.22%) IT Support
4 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Technical Support Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Technical Support
5 1 (11.11%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) NHS
2 2 (22.22%) Thin Client
2 2 (22.22%) iPad
2 2 (22.22%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Project Management
2 1 (11.11%) Information Security
2 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) MCP
System Software
1 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) Terminal Services
2 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) HP
2 2 (22.22%) Intel
2 2 (22.22%) Apple
2 2 (22.22%) Sophos
2 2 (22.22%) VMware
2 2 (22.22%) SonicWALL
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