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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 20 25 10
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -15
Contract jobs citing MS Office 3 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 2.10% 1.89% 7.78%
As % of the Applications category 50.00% 20.00% 77.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 7
Average daily rate
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£200 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £251 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.45% -8.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.13 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.19% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-10.34% +7.40%
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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 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 4.20% 9.43% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 9
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 £230 £131 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £388 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.13 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.19% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -

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 3 March 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 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
3 5 (71.43%) Windows
4 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
5 3 (42.86%) NHS
5 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
5 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (28.57%) Apple
6 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
6 2 (28.57%) iPad
6 2 (28.57%) SonicWALL
6 2 (28.57%) Sophos
6 2 (28.57%) DHCP
6 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
6 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
6 2 (28.57%) SQL
6 2 (28.57%) MCP
6 2 (28.57%) VPN
6 2 (28.57%) DNS
6 2 (28.57%) HP
7 1 (14.29%) Intel
7 1 (14.29%) SAN
7 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
7 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
7 1 (14.29%) LAN
7 1 (14.29%) WAN
7 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (14.29%) VMware

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
2 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) DHCP
1 2 (28.57%) VPN
1 2 (28.57%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) SAN
2 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (14.29%) LAN
2 1 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Support Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (42.86%) Desktop Support
2 3 (42.86%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) IT Support Assistant
3 2 (28.57%) IT Assistant
3 2 (28.57%) IT Support
3 2 (28.57%) Support Assistant
3 2 (28.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Technical Support
4 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) NHS
2 2 (28.57%) iPad
3 1 (14.29%) Thin Client
3 1 (14.29%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) MCP
System Software
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
3 1 (14.29%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) HP
2 2 (28.57%) Apple
2 2 (28.57%) Sophos
2 2 (28.57%) SonicWALL
3 1 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Intel
Ipswich, Suffolk
QA Limited
Rate: £150.00 per week
Posted: 20 days ago