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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 25 18 26
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +8
Contract jobs citing MS Office 1 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 0.78% 2.53% 3.57%
As % of the Applications category 16.67% 50.00% 30.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
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£190 - £175
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £251 £263
% change year-on-year
+19.40% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.98 £14.36 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-2.68% +2.57%
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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
6 4 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 4.65% 5.06% 11.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 8
Average daily rate £450 £420 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +34.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £420 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £420 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Average hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.61%

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
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 27 August 2014, 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 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (58.33%) Windows
3 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 3 (25.00%) WAN
4 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (25.00%) LAN
4 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (25.00%) ITIL
4 3 (25.00%) Terminal Services
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (25.00%) ARCserve
4 3 (25.00%) Intel
4 3 (25.00%) Citrix
4 3 (25.00%) SAN
4 3 (25.00%) VMware
4 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 2 (16.67%) Fat Client
5 2 (16.67%) Firewall
5 2 (16.67%) Thin Client
5 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 2 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (16.67%) Cognos
5 2 (16.67%) Cognos Impromptu
6 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
6 1 (8.33%) VoIP

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) WAN
1 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (25.00%) SAN
1 3 (25.00%) LAN
2 2 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (8.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (16.67%) Cognos Impromptu
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) 1st Line Support
2 4 (33.33%) Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Technical Support
3 3 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (25.00%) Service Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Technical Support Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Technical Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 2 (16.67%) IT Support
4 2 (16.67%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Quality Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Data Quality Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Data Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Thin Client
1 2 (16.67%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Data Reconciliation
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (25.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) ARCserve
2 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Intel
2 3 (25.00%) Citrix
2 3 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (16.67%) Cognos
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco
4 1 (8.33%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) Mitel
4 1 (8.33%) ProCurve