The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Suffolk with a requirement for Microsoft Office skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Office over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Office
East of England / Suffolk
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 30 16
Rank change year-on-year +26 -14  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 23 7 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 18.25% 2.71% 8.02%
As % of the Applications category 76.67% 43.75% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 4
Median daily rate £345 £130 £249
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +165.38% -47.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £113 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £155 £369
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £288 £288
% change year-on-year +4.34% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 8
Median hourly rate £13.00 - £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.75 £16.50 £13.70
% change year-on-year -16.69% +20.43%  

Microsoft Office is in the software application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Suffolk with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Suffolk
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 30 16 17
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 23.81% 6.20% 8.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 11 4
Median daily rate £345 £313 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.40% +5.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £125 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £463 £359
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 8
Median hourly rate £13.00 - £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.57 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -5.63% +13.79%  

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Suffolk

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Suffolk citing Microsoft Office as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in Suffolk

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in Suffolk

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Suffolk over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in Suffolk

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in Suffolk

Microsoft Office
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Office within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Ipswich +23 19 £360 +176.92%
Bury St Edmunds - 1 - - 2
Microsoft Office
East of England

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Suffolk region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 24 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 10 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 10 (35.71%) MS Visio
3 9 (32.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (32.14%) BPMN
4 8 (28.57%) MS Exchange
4 8 (28.57%) IBM
4 8 (28.57%) IBM Blueworks
5 7 (25.00%) Project Management
5 7 (25.00%) SharePoint
5 7 (25.00%) Workflow
6 5 (17.86%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (17.86%) SharePoint Server
6 5 (17.86%) X++
6 5 (17.86%) MorphX
6 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Excel
6 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (17.86%) .NET
6 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
6 5 (17.86%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (17.86%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (17.86%) PMO
7 4 (14.29%) Office 365
7 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (14.29%) ITIL
7 4 (14.29%) MS Project Server
7 4 (14.29%) Document Management
7 4 (14.29%) Critical Path Analysis
8 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (10.71%) Visual Studio

Microsoft Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 7 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 5 (17.86%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (17.86%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (14.29%) MS Project Server
5 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 10 (35.71%) MS Visio
2 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (7.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (28.57%) IBM Blueworks
2 4 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) MorphX
2 3 (10.71%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
1 2 (7.14%) General Ledger
2 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Author
1 8 (28.57%) Technical Author
2 4 (14.29%) Analyst
2 4 (14.29%) Programme Planner
2 4 (14.29%) Technical Trainer
2 4 (14.29%) Trainer
3 3 (10.71%) Architect
3 3 (10.71%) Dynamics AX Architect
4 2 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (7.14%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) Business Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) PMO Planner
4 2 (7.14%) Project Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Support Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (3.57%) IT Administrator
5 1 (3.57%) Project Support Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) User Experience
2 1 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Windows
1 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.57%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) BPMN
1 9 (32.14%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (25.00%) Project Management
2 7 (25.00%) Workflow
3 5 (17.86%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (14.29%) Critical Path Analysis
4 4 (14.29%) Document Management
4 4 (14.29%) ITIL
5 3 (10.71%) ITIL V3
6 2 (7.14%) Business Analysis
6 2 (7.14%) Data Management
6 2 (7.14%) Dependency Management
6 2 (7.14%) Information Management
6 2 (7.14%) Mentoring
6 2 (7.14%) Test Scripting
6 2 (7.14%) Use Case
6 2 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (7.14%) Workflow Analysis
7 1 (3.57%) Change Management
7 1 (3.57%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) X++
2 2 (7.14%) SQL
3 1 (3.57%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.14%) A+ Certification
3 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) PMO
2 3 (10.71%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (35.71%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 24 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 8 (28.57%) IBM