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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 38 25 31
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +6
Contract jobs citing MS Office 4 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 1.68% 3.76% 4.21%
As % of the Applications category 14.81% 41.18% 36.67%
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 £298 £256 £263
% change year-on-year
+16.09% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 5
Average hourly rate - £11.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -29.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.22 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-1.54% +1.57%
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
27 17 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 11.34% 9.14% 11.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 8 9
Average daily rate £450 £378 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.20% +37.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £256 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £422 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 10
Average hourly rate - £15.25 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.29%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -8 1 £190 -
Lowestoft - - - -
Newmarket - - - -
Woodbridge - - - - 1
Felixstowe - - - -
MS Office
East of England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 8 (47.06%) Windows
1 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
3 4 (23.53%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
3 4 (23.53%) Windows XP
4 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
4 3 (17.65%) LAN
4 3 (17.65%) WAN
4 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
4 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
4 3 (17.65%) ITIL
4 3 (17.65%) Intel
4 3 (17.65%) Citrix
4 3 (17.65%) Terminal Services
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (17.65%) ARCserve
4 3 (17.65%) SAN
4 3 (17.65%) Data Analysis
4 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (17.65%) VMware
4 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (11.76%) InfoPath
5 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
5 2 (11.76%) Firewall
5 2 (11.76%) Finance
5 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
5 2 (11.76%) QlikView
5 2 (11.76%) Fat Client

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (17.65%) MS Exchange
1 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
1 4 (23.53%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (11.76%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) WAN
1 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
1 3 (17.65%) SAN
1 3 (17.65%) LAN
2 2 (11.76%) Firewall
3 1 (5.88%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (11.76%) Cognos Impromptu
2 2 (11.76%) QlikView
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (17.65%) Support Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (17.65%) Service Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Technical Support
3 3 (17.65%) Technical Support Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Technical Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 2 (11.76%) IT Support
4 2 (11.76%) Help Desk Support
4 2 (11.76%) Junior
4 2 (11.76%) Data Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Thin Client
1 2 (11.76%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.88%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Windows XP
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.88%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Data Analysis
1 3 (17.65%) ITIL
2 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
2 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
2 2 (11.76%) Project Planning
2 2 (11.76%) Performance Testing
3 1 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (5.88%) Data Reconciliation
3 1 (5.88%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) MCP
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.88%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 3 (17.65%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) ARCserve
2 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) Intel
2 3 (17.65%) Citrix
2 3 (17.65%) VMware
3 2 (11.76%) Cognos
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco
4 1 (5.88%) HP
4 1 (5.88%) Mitel
4 1 (5.88%) ProCurve
4 1 (5.88%) Apple