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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 17 22 26
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +4
Contract jobs citing MS Office 4 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 3.25% 2.02% 4.13%
As % of the Applications category 66.67% 66.67% 47.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
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£190 - £206
UK excluding London average daily rate £268 £245 £252
% change year-on-year
+9.48% -2.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £15.75 £11.94 £15.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.93% -20.74%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.70 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+5.83% -2.14%
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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 3 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 4.88% 3.03% 8.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 6
Average daily rate £550 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £15.75 £14.50 £15.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.62% -3.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -6.45%

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 23 October 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 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) MS Exchange
2 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (33.33%) VMware
3 3 (33.33%) ARCserve
3 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (33.33%) HP
3 3 (33.33%) Intel
3 3 (33.33%) SAN
3 3 (33.33%) LAN
3 3 (33.33%) WAN
3 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 3 (33.33%) Terminal Services
3 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 2 (22.22%) iPad
4 2 (22.22%) SonicWALL
4 2 (22.22%) Fat Client
4 2 (22.22%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (22.22%) MCP
4 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
4 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
4 2 (22.22%) Cognos
4 2 (22.22%) Cognos Impromptu
4 2 (22.22%) Windows XP

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 5 (55.56%) MS Exchange
1 5 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 3 (33.33%) SAN
1 3 (33.33%) LAN
1 3 (33.33%) WAN
2 2 (22.22%) DHCP
2 2 (22.22%) VPN
2 2 (22.22%) DNS
3 1 (11.11%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (22.22%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (22.22%) Cognos Impromptu
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Support Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (33.33%) Technical Support
2 3 (33.33%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (33.33%) Technical Support Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Technical Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) 3rd Line Technical Support
2 3 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) IT Support Assistant
3 2 (22.22%) IT Assistant
3 2 (22.22%) IT Support
3 2 (22.22%) Support Assistant
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) iPad
1 2 (22.22%) Fat Client
1 2 (22.22%) Thin Client
2 1 (11.11%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) MCP
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 3 (33.33%) Terminal Services
2 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) VMware
2 3 (33.33%) HP
2 3 (33.33%) Intel
3 2 (22.22%) SonicWALL
3 2 (22.22%) Cognos
3 2 (22.22%) Apple
3 2 (22.22%) Sophos
4 1 (11.11%) Mitel
4 1 (11.11%) ProCurve