The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 35 33 34
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing MS Office 2778 2566 2972
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.85% 4.85% 5.04%
As % of the Applications category 37.40% 39.05% 38.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1387 1244 1324
Average daily rate
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£275 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £120 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £286 £250 £263
% change year-on-year
+14.50% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 475 427 489
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.15 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.65 £22.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.98 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+0.17% -0.17%

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

Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
7427 6571 7631
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.95% 12.43% 12.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4136 3578 3987
Average daily rate £340 £333 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.25% -0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £150 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £501 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 731 643 796
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £26.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -6.25%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend

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

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend

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

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in the UK

MS Office
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office within the UK over the 3 months to 15 September 2014.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend

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

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

MS Office
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office within the UK over the 3 months to 15 September 2014.

MS Office Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

MS Office
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 15 September 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
England -1 2509 £275 - 692
London -4 996 £250 -20.00% 253
South East +10 599 £275 +3.77% 147
City of London +4 285 £274 -12.81% 104
East of England -4 168 £220 -23.07% 68
Berkshire +2 158 £325 +18.18% 35
North West 0 155 £306 +2.08% 47
Scotland -5 147 £250 -7.40% 21
West Midlands -1 140 £245 +17.36% 30
South West -13 139 £338 +50.00% 49
Hampshire +4 118 £239 -23.29% 29
East Midlands +2 113 £350 +366.66% 31
Yorkshire +4 106 £325 +18.18% 36
Surrey +16 96 £355 +47.91% 28
Buckinghamshire +9 73 £189 +7.85% 18
Manchester +6 72 £300 +7.39% 13
West Sussex +13 69 £138 -57.69% 11
West Yorkshire +1 65 £325 +18.18% 18
Milton Keynes +11 64 £185 +5.71% 11
Reading +3 63 £400 +73.91% 11
Edinburgh 0 56 £133 -53.99% 6
Hertfordshire +11 51 £225 +28.57% 21
Essex -7 49 £238 -18.94% 11
Leeds +7 41 £320 -1.53% 9
Cambridgeshire -1 41 £120 -36.84% 13
Derbyshire -2 35 £440 +486.66% 6
North East -26 35 £355 +18.33% 13
Birmingham -12 34 £275 +26.43% 12
Wales -18 34 £300 +9.09% 12
Glasgow -19 34 £225 -21.05% 4

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 3075 (56.12%) Microsoft
2 2583 (47.14%) Windows
3 2407 (43.93%) MS Excel
4 1506 (27.49%) Active Directory
5 1477 (26.96%) Windows 7
6 1154 (21.06%) Finance
7 1024 (18.69%) Windows XP
8 916 (16.72%) ITIL
9 753 (13.74%) Project Management
10 718 (13.10%) MS PowerPoint
11 583 (10.64%) MS Exchange
12 568 (10.37%) Analytical Skills
13 565 (10.31%) SQL
14 564 (10.29%) Citrix
15 563 (10.28%) MS Project
16 553 (10.09%) SharePoint
17 516 (9.42%) MS Visio
18 507 (9.25%) Security Cleared
19 496 (9.05%) Windows Server 2008
20 490 (8.94%) Blackberry
21 453 (8.27%) PRINCE2
22 446 (8.14%) Windows Server 2003
23 416 (7.59%) Degree
24 383 (6.99%) Banking
25 365 (6.66%) SC Cleared
26 334 (6.10%) SQL Server
27 320 (5.84%) VMware
28 316 (5.77%) HP
29 302 (5.51%) Oracle
30 297 (5.42%) SLA

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 583 (10.64%) MS Exchange
2 553 (10.09%) SharePoint
3 198 (3.61%) IBM Notes
4 181 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2010
5 159 (2.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 136 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2003
7 105 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
8 102 (1.86%) Lync
9 82 (1.50%) IIS
10 62 (1.13%) SharePoint 2010
11 60 (1.10%) SharePoint Server
12 52 (0.95%) CMS
13 49 (0.89%) SAS
14 39 (0.71%) WorkSite
15 33 (0.60%) WebLogic
15 33 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
16 29 (0.53%) WebSphere
17 28 (0.51%) MS Project Server
18 21 (0.38%) Lotus Domino
19 20 (0.37%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2407 (43.93%) MS Excel
2 718 (13.10%) MS PowerPoint
3 563 (10.28%) MS Project
4 516 (9.42%) MS Visio
5 107 (1.95%) Spreadsheet
6 51 (0.93%) Photoshop
7 34 (0.62%) AutoCAD
8 25 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
9 24 (0.44%) Adobe Captivate
10 21 (0.38%) Acrobat
11 13 (0.24%) InfoPath
12 8 (0.15%) Open Workbench
13 7 (0.13%) RoboHelp
14 6 (0.11%) FrameMaker
14 6 (0.11%) CorelDRAW
14 6 (0.11%) InDesign
15 3 (0.055%) FastStats
16 2 (0.037%) GIMP
16 2 (0.037%) OmniGraffle
16 2 (0.037%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 40 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
3 26 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
3 26 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
4 22 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
5 16 (0.29%) SAP FI
6 15 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
6 15 (0.27%) SAP CO
6 15 (0.27%) assyst
7 12 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
8 11 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
9 10 (0.18%) TRIRIGA
10 9 (0.16%) SAP SD
11 8 (0.15%) Eikon
11 8 (0.15%) Cerner Millennium
12 7 (0.13%) Misys Midas
12 7 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
12 7 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 6 (0.11%) CA Clarity
14 5 (0.091%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 118 (2.15%) Office 365
2 15 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (0.24%) SaaS
4 7 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (0.13%) Google Apps
5 5 (0.091%) IBM Blueworks
5 5 (0.091%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (0.073%) PaaS
6 4 (0.073%) IaaS
7 2 (0.037%) GitHub
7 2 (0.037%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 269 (4.91%) TCP/IP
2 254 (4.64%) LAN
3 213 (3.89%) DNS
4 208 (3.80%) WAN
5 201 (3.67%) VPN
6 195 (3.56%) Internet
7 182 (3.32%) Firewall
8 173 (3.16%) DHCP
9 146 (2.66%) SAN
10 105 (1.92%) Wireless
11 100 (1.83%) VoIP
12 98 (1.79%) Intranet
13 42 (0.77%) 3G
13 42 (0.77%) MPLS
14 36 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
15 33 (0.60%) Network Security
16 32 (0.58%) VLAN
16 32 (0.58%) IP Telephony
17 31 (0.57%) NAS
18 30 (0.55%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 334 (6.10%) SQL Server
2 88 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 83 (1.51%) MS Access
4 70 (1.28%) Relational Database
5 64 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 64 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 58 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
7 54 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
8 48 (0.88%) Oracle Database
9 41 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
10 38 (0.69%) QlikView
11 35 (0.64%) Crystal Reports
12 28 (0.51%) MySQL
13 24 (0.44%) OLAP
14 23 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
15 21 (0.38%) DTS
15 21 (0.38%) SQL Server 2000
16 20 (0.37%) DB2
17 14 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 13 (0.24%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 78 (1.42%) Visual Studio
2 46 (0.84%) JIRA
3 32 (0.58%) Subversion
3 32 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (0.31%) MSI
5 15 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 14 (0.26%) TestDirector
6 14 (0.26%) Maven
7 13 (0.24%) QuickTest Pro
7 13 (0.24%) Axure RP
8 12 (0.22%) Oracle Forms
9 11 (0.20%) StarTeam
9 11 (0.20%) Hudson
10 9 (0.16%) Jenkins
10 9 (0.16%) JUnit
11 8 (0.15%) ClearCase
11 8 (0.15%) Eclipse
11 8 (0.15%) Cucumber
11 8 (0.15%) Selenium
12 7 (0.13%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 1154 (21.06%) Finance
2 383 (6.99%) Banking
3 289 (5.27%) Telecoms
4 240 (4.38%) Legal
5 179 (3.27%) Law
6 157 (2.87%) Retail
7 112 (2.04%) Marketing
8 107 (1.95%) Investment Banking
9 78 (1.42%) Manufacturing
10 76 (1.39%) Back Office
11 62 (1.13%) Publishing
12 50 (0.91%) Financial Institution
13 49 (0.89%) Front Office
14 44 (0.80%) French Language
15 42 (0.77%) Advertising
16 40 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
17 34 (0.62%) Billing
18 29 (0.53%) Retail Banking
18 29 (0.53%) Automotive
19 27 (0.49%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1814 (33.11%) Analyst
2 548 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 535 (9.76%) Support Analyst
4 487 (8.89%) Service Analyst
5 459 (8.38%) Service Desk Analyst
6 429 (7.83%) 2nd Line Support
7 422 (7.70%) Desktop Support
8 321 (5.86%) 1st Line Support
9 308 (5.62%) Project Manager
10 287 (5.24%) Business Analyst
11 259 (4.73%) Developer
12 235 (4.29%) Desktop Engineer
13 194 (3.54%) Help Desk Analyst
14 192 (3.50%) Administrator
15 181 (3.30%) IT Support
16 175 (3.19%) Desktop Support Engineer
17 158 (2.88%) Coordinator
18 148 (2.70%) Help Desk Support
19 132 (2.41%) Desktop Analyst
20 124 (2.26%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 200 (3.65%) .NET
2 140 (2.56%) XML
3 138 (2.52%) HTML
4 91 (1.66%) ASP.NET
5 77 (1.41%) Web Services
6 62 (1.13%) CSS
7 37 (0.68%) .NET Framework
8 29 (0.53%) WCF
8 29 (0.53%) J2EE
8 29 (0.53%) XSLT
8 29 (0.53%) jQuery
9 27 (0.49%) Middleware
9 27 (0.49%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 25 (0.46%) Application Packaging
11 19 (0.35%) WF
11 19 (0.35%) Flash
12 18 (0.33%) HTML5
13 15 (0.27%) Swing
14 14 (0.26%) CSS3
15 13 (0.24%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 568 (10.37%) Analytical Skills
2 490 (8.94%) Blackberry
3 224 (4.09%) Management Information System
4 97 (1.77%) NHS
5 81 (1.48%) E-Learning
6 74 (1.35%) iPad
7 71 (1.30%) iPhone
7 71 (1.30%) Computer Science
8 59 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
9 56 (1.02%) Fat Client
9 56 (1.02%) Thin Client
10 54 (0.99%) User Experience
11 45 (0.82%) PMI
12 44 (0.80%) Mobile App
13 43 (0.78%) PDA
13 43 (0.78%) Statistics
14 42 (0.77%) Handset
15 39 (0.71%) CMDB
16 38 (0.69%) Social Media
17 37 (0.68%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2583 (47.14%) Windows
2 1477 (26.96%) Windows 7
3 1024 (18.69%) Windows XP
4 496 (9.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 446 (8.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 228 (4.16%) Windows 8
7 159 (2.90%) Windows Vista
8 148 (2.70%) UNIX
9 135 (2.46%) Linux
10 93 (1.70%) Windows 2000
11 89 (1.62%) Apple iOS
12 88 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
13 87 (1.59%) Android
14 68 (1.24%) Mac OS X
15 44 (0.80%) Mac OS
16 31 (0.57%) Solaris
17 22 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
18 20 (0.37%) AIX
18 20 (0.37%) Windows NT
19 14 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 916 (16.72%) ITIL
2 753 (13.74%) Project Management
3 453 (8.27%) PRINCE2
4 288 (5.26%) Migration
5 268 (4.89%) Stakeholder Management
6 262 (4.78%) Service Management
7 254 (4.64%) Agile Software Development
8 238 (4.34%) Change Management
9 211 (3.85%) Business Analysis
10 191 (3.49%) Service Delivery
11 187 (3.41%) Incident Management
12 185 (3.38%) Document Management
13 140 (2.56%) Time Management
14 129 (2.35%) Data Analysis
14 129 (2.35%) User Acceptance Testing
15 125 (2.28%) Project Planning
16 122 (2.23%) Programme Management
17 121 (2.21%) CRM
18 120 (2.19%) Change Control
19 112 (2.04%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 565 (10.31%) SQL
2 172 (3.14%) VBA
3 141 (2.57%) C#
4 140 (2.56%) Java
5 90 (1.64%) JavaScript
6 76 (1.39%) C
7 65 (1.19%) Perl
8 64 (1.17%) T-SQL
9 63 (1.15%) VB
10 59 (1.08%) PowerShell
11 46 (0.84%) VB.NET
12 44 (0.80%) PL/SQL
13 35 (0.64%) VBScript
14 26 (0.47%) Shell Script
15 23 (0.42%) C++
16 15 (0.27%) Python
17 14 (0.26%) Bash Shell
18 13 (0.24%) C-shell
19 12 (0.22%) AWK
19 12 (0.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 507 (9.25%) Security Cleared
2 416 (7.59%) Degree
3 365 (6.66%) SC Cleared
4 232 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 134 (2.45%) MCP
6 113 (2.06%) MCSE
7 104 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
8 87 (1.59%) PMI Certification
9 79 (1.44%) MOS
10 78 (1.42%) DV Cleared
11 74 (1.35%) ISEB
12 63 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
13 60 (1.10%) PMP
14 59 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 52 (0.95%) MCSA
16 51 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 49 (0.89%) ISTQB
18 48 (0.88%) CCNA
19 43 (0.78%) MCITP
20 38 (0.69%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 297 (5.42%) SLA
2 206 (3.76%) QA
3 62 (1.13%) ISO 9001
4 36 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 33 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 28 (0.51%) Data Quality
7 10 (0.18%) COBIT
7 10 (0.18%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.15%) Solvency II
9 7 (0.13%) JSP 440
9 7 (0.13%) ISO 14001
10 4 (0.073%) HL7
10 4 (0.073%) P3O
11 3 (0.055%) BS7666
11 3 (0.055%) TickIT
12 2 (0.037%) Basel III
12 2 (0.037%) Dodd-Frank
13 1 (0.018%) CRD IV
13 1 (0.018%) FATCA
13 1 (0.018%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 1506 (27.49%) Active Directory
2 217 (3.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 103 (1.88%) XenApp
4 63 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
5 60 (1.10%) Hyper-V
6 53 (0.97%) vSphere
7 43 (0.78%) XenDesktop
8 41 (0.75%) VMware ESX
9 32 (0.58%) Terminal Services
10 24 (0.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 23 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
12 21 (0.38%) Xen
12 21 (0.38%) NLBS
13 19 (0.35%) XenServer
14 16 (0.29%) Terminal Server
15 13 (0.24%) ISA Server
16 12 (0.22%) VMware Server
17 9 (0.16%) MetaFrame
18 8 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
19 6 (0.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 286 (5.22%) SCCM
2 71 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
3 65 (1.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 47 (0.86%) Backup Exec
5 44 (0.80%) WSUS
6 36 (0.66%) OpenView
7 35 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
8 29 (0.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 27 (0.49%) SCOM
10 20 (0.37%) OVSD
10 20 (0.37%) Tivoli
11 13 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
12 12 (0.22%) ARCserve
12 12 (0.22%) Nessus
13 11 (0.20%) DameWare
14 9 (0.16%) HP SIM
14 9 (0.16%) WhatsUp Gold
15 7 (0.13%) SCVMM
15 7 (0.13%) HP Data Protector
15 7 (0.13%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 3075 (56.12%) Microsoft
2 564 (10.29%) Citrix
3 320 (5.84%) VMware
4 316 (5.77%) HP
5 302 (5.51%) Oracle
6 269 (4.91%) Cisco
7 202 (3.69%) Lotus
8 198 (3.61%) SAP
9 117 (2.14%) Adobe
10 108 (1.97%) Remedy
11 105 (1.92%) Dell
12 101 (1.84%) Apple
13 94 (1.72%) IBM
14 93 (1.70%) Symantec
15 64 (1.17%) McAfee
16 57 (1.04%) CheckPoint
17 56 (1.02%) CA
18 51 (0.93%) Bloomberg
19 50 (0.91%) ServiceNow
20 45 (0.82%) Avaya
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Project Recruit
Rate: From £11.50 to £16.58 per hour £11.50 - £13 PAYE or £14.67 - £16.58 Lt
Posted: 9 hours ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Project Recruit
Rate: From £11.50 to £16.58 per hour
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Coal IT Services
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £1 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Northamptonshire
Computer People
Rate: £90.00 - £120 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Dunfermline, Fife
Experis Ltd
Rate: £22 per hour
Posted: 14 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 14 hours ago
Staffordshire
Computer People
Rate: £14.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: 15 hours ago
Dewsbury, West Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £9.3 - £13.75 per hour
Posted: 15 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
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City, London
ITF Solutions
Rate: £35000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
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networx
Salary: £Competitive Salary
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £35 - £40 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £150 - £170 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £347.48 per day
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Sanderson
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London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £25000 - £30000 per annum
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London
Eaglecliff
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