The first table below looks at the demand 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 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
Rank 28 16 15
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Office 5 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 2.76% 4.55% 5.34%
As % of the Applications category 38.46% 57.14% 53.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Average daily rate £225 £388 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.93% +61.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £269 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.06% -2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 5
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.94 £9.54
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.21% +35.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £10.29 £9.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £15.59 £14.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.44%
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 Office
Suffolk

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 29 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (30.00%) Citrix
4 3 (30.00%) ITIL
4 3 (30.00%) Firewall
4 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (20.00%) Finance
6 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
6 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (10.00%) Degree
6 1 (10.00%) WSUS
6 1 (10.00%) SCCM
6 1 (10.00%) Migration
6 1 (10.00%) Backup Exec
6 1 (10.00%) Wireless
6 1 (10.00%) Ant
6 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
6 1 (10.00%) Avaya
6 1 (10.00%) Veritas
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
6 1 (10.00%) Cisco
6 1 (10.00%) Data Quality
6 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (10.00%) Data Reconciliation

MS Office
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 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 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Ant
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Service Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) IT Support
3 2 (20.00%) Help Desk Support
3 2 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Quality Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Data Quality Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) IT Support Technician
4 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
4 1 (10.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (10.00%) Data Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Support Technician
4 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (10.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Data Reconciliation
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (10.00%) WSUS
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) Avaya
3 1 (10.00%) Veritas
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco
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