The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the Suffolk region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 13 26 23
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -3
Contract jobs citing MS Office 9 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 6.16% 2.12% 2.70%
As % of the Applications category 40.91% 50.00% 30.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 0
Average daily rate £223 £108 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+106.97% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £265 £225
% change year-on-year
+13.37% +17.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £12.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +18.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
MS Office
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Suffolk region.

Applications Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
22 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 15.07% 4.23% 8.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 2 5
Average daily rate £401 £204 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+96.93% -37.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £127 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £281 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £319 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.96% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £12.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +18.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

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

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

MS Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

MS Office
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Ipswich +10 4 £325 +202.32% 1
Bury St Edmunds - 1 £425 -
MS Office
East of England

MS Office
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (40.00%) Windows
4 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
5 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (20.00%) Release Management
5 2 (20.00%) MS Project
5 2 (20.00%) ITIL
5 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
6 1 (10.00%) ERP
6 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
6 1 (10.00%) Citrix
6 1 (10.00%) SAN
6 1 (10.00%) Project Management
6 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
6 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (10.00%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
6 1 (10.00%) Advertising
6 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (10.00%) VMware
6 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office Automation
6 1 (10.00%) Office Automation
6 1 (10.00%) Driving Licence
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Server

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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.

Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (20.00%) MS Project
3 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) SAN
General
1 1 (10.00%) Advertising
1 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) 1st Line Support
1 3 (30.00%) IT Support
1 3 (30.00%) Service Desk Support
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) First Line Help Desk Support
2 2 (20.00%) Help Desk Support
2 2 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Network Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL
1 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (20.00%) Release Management
2 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) ERP
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office Automation
2 1 (10.00%) Office Automation
2 1 (10.00%) Project Management
2 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix
2 1 (10.00%) VMware