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 2 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 27 27 28
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing MS Office 3 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 1.66% 4.26% 4.36%
As % of the Applications category 16.67% 36.36% 41.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Average daily rate
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£463 - £175
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 - £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 - £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £250 £260
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 4
Average hourly rate - £14.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -19.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
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
18 22 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 9.94% 11.70% 10.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 11
Average daily rate £425 £375 £244
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +53.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £263 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £420 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 6
Average hourly rate - £14.66 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -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 2 October 2014.

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 2 October 2014. 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 +2 1 £190 -
Newmarket - - - -
Woodbridge - - - - 1
Bury St Edmunds - - - - 2
Felixstowe - - - -
MS Office
East of England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
4 3 (20.00%) Intel
4 3 (20.00%) Citrix
4 3 (20.00%) Terminal Services
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (20.00%) ARCserve
4 3 (20.00%) SAN
4 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (20.00%) ITIL
4 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (20.00%) LAN
4 3 (20.00%) WAN
4 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (20.00%) VMware
4 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (13.33%) Business Analysis
5 2 (13.33%) InfoPath
5 2 (13.33%) Project Planning
5 2 (13.33%) Degree
5 2 (13.33%) QlikView
5 2 (13.33%) Fat Client
5 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Data Analysis

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (13.33%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) SAN
1 3 (20.00%) LAN
1 3 (20.00%) WAN
1 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (13.33%) Firewall
3 1 (6.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) QlikView
2 2 (13.33%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (13.33%) Cognos Impromptu
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (20.00%) Technical Support
3 3 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (20.00%) Service Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Technical Support Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Technical Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 2 (13.33%) IT Support
4 2 (13.33%) Help Desk Support
4 2 (13.33%) Junior
5 1 (6.67%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support
5 1 (6.67%) Data Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Fat Client
1 2 (13.33%) Thin Client
2 1 (6.67%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.67%) Mac OS X
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (13.33%) Business Analysis
2 2 (13.33%) Project Planning
2 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
2 2 (13.33%) Data Analysis
2 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.67%) MCP
2 1 (6.67%) MCITP
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) Intel
2 3 (20.00%) Citrix
2 3 (20.00%) VMware
3 2 (13.33%) Cognos
4 1 (6.67%) Apple
4 1 (6.67%) HP
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco
4 1 (6.67%) Mitel
4 1 (6.67%) ProCurve