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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 29 37 26
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -11
Contract jobs citing MS Office 7 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 2.72% 1.79% 3.26%
As % of the Applications category 35.00% 14.81% 35.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
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£175 £463 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-62.16% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £290 £263
% change year-on-year
+2.58% +10.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 4
Average hourly rate £13.00 - £11.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 - £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 - £16.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.40 £14.00 £14.22
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -1.54%
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
20 27 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 7.78% 12.05% 9.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 21 9
Average daily rate £360 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £380 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £513 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 4
Average hourly rate £13.50 - £15.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 - £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 - £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.51 £15.50 £15.38
% change year-on-year
-6.38% +0.81%

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
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 4 September 2015. 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
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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 +6 5 - - 2
Bury St Edmunds - 1 £175 -
MS Office
East of England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 17 (80.95%) Microsoft
2 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
3 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 7 (33.33%) Windows
3 7 (33.33%) ITIL
3 7 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 6 (28.57%) VBA
4 6 (28.57%) Finance
5 5 (23.81%) Information Security
6 4 (19.05%) SQL
7 3 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
7 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (14.29%) Project Management
7 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Power View
8 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (9.52%) VMware
8 2 (9.52%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (9.52%) ARCserve
8 2 (9.52%) SLA
8 2 (9.52%) LAN
8 2 (9.52%) WAN
8 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
9 1 (4.76%) Data Modelling
9 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
9 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
9 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
1 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 7 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.52%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (4.76%) MS Project
3 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) WAN
1 2 (9.52%) LAN
2 1 (4.76%) VoIP
2 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.76%) SAN
2 1 (4.76%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Power View
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) Developer
3 5 (23.81%) MI Developer
3 5 (23.81%) Service Analyst
3 5 (23.81%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (9.52%) Support Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) IT Support
5 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Technical Support
5 1 (4.76%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Support
5 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.76%) Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Project Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) IT Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Project Office Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Thin Client
1 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
1 1 (4.76%) PDA
1 1 (4.76%) Fat Client
1 1 (4.76%) User Experience
1 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.76%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) ITIL
2 5 (23.81%) Information Security
3 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (14.29%) Project Management
4 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.76%) Business Continuity
5 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.76%) Validation
5 1 (4.76%) BCP
5 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.76%) Data Modelling
5 1 (4.76%) Business Analysis
5 1 (4.76%) Resource Management
5 1 (4.76%) Data Protection
5 1 (4.76%) Data Validation
5 1 (4.76%) ITIL V3
5 1 (4.76%) Change Control
5 1 (4.76%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) VBA
2 4 (19.05%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (4.76%) MCSE
2 1 (4.76%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) Terminal Services
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 17 (80.95%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) VMware
3 1 (4.76%) SonicWALL
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco
3 1 (4.76%) Intel
3 1 (4.76%) Avaya
3 1 (4.76%) McAfee