The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office
Rank 28 16 14
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Office 24 40 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 6.37% 8.49% 10.86%
As % of the Applications category 40.68% 51.95% 52.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 12
Median daily rate £270 £190 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.10% +26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £161 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £243 £242
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £293 £275
% change year-on-year
-4.27% +6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 21 18
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £15.00 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £19.00 £29.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%

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

Applications Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
59 77 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 15.65% 16.35% 20.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 35 31
Median daily rate £270 £325 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.92% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £188 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £439 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 25 25
Median hourly rate £32.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.93% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.85 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £19.00 £32.61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-12.12% +10.00%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Essex region citing MS Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in Essex

MS Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Essex region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

MS Office
Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Essex region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017.

MS Office Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

MS Office
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the Essex region over the 3 months to 25 February 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
Colchester -1 9 £226 - 1
Basildon -7 5 £325 +79.55%
Chelmsford +6 2 £198 +19.69%
Southend-on-Sea -5 1 £200 -
Halstead - 1 £165 -
MS Office
East of England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS 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 Essex region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 47 (75.81%) Microsoft
2 40 (64.52%) MS Excel
3 35 (56.45%) Active Directory
4 31 (50.00%) Windows
5 22 (35.48%) Windows 7
6 20 (32.26%) Citrix
7 16 (25.81%) MS PowerPoint
8 15 (24.19%) Windows 8
9 13 (20.97%) Analytical Skills
9 13 (20.97%) Incident Management
10 10 (16.13%) ITIL
11 9 (14.52%) Internet
11 9 (14.52%) Data Analysis
12 8 (12.90%) NHS
13 7 (11.29%) Finance
13 7 (11.29%) Performance Monitoring
14 6 (9.68%) Spreadsheet
14 6 (9.68%) Programme Management
14 6 (9.68%) Security Cleared
14 6 (9.68%) Legal
14 6 (9.68%) Cisco
14 6 (9.68%) LAN
14 6 (9.68%) WLAN
14 6 (9.68%) WAN
15 5 (8.06%) MS Exchange
15 5 (8.06%) SharePoint
15 5 (8.06%) Service Management
15 5 (8.06%) Strategic Planning
15 5 (8.06%) Marketing
15 5 (8.06%) Agile Software Development

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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 5 (8.06%) MS Exchange
1 5 (8.06%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.23%) GroupWise
3 1 (1.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.61%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 40 (64.52%) MS Excel
2 16 (25.81%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (9.68%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (6.45%) MS Visio
5 2 (3.23%) Acrobat
5 2 (3.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.61%) Summit
1 1 (1.61%) SystmOne
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.52%) Internet
2 6 (9.68%) LAN
2 6 (9.68%) WAN
2 6 (9.68%) WLAN
3 2 (3.23%) VPN
4 1 (1.61%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (1.61%) SAN
4 1 (1.61%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (1.61%) VoIP
4 1 (1.61%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.61%) DataStage
2 1 (1.61%) DB2
2 1 (1.61%) Essbase
2 1 (1.61%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (6.45%) JIRA
General
1 7 (11.29%) Finance
2 6 (9.68%) Legal
3 5 (8.06%) Marketing
4 4 (6.45%) Publishing
5 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.61%) Advertising
6 1 (1.61%) Automotive
6 1 (1.61%) Front Office
6 1 (1.61%) Law
6 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (58.06%) Analyst
2 24 (38.71%) Support Analyst
3 15 (24.19%) Help Desk Analyst
3 15 (24.19%) Help Desk Support
3 15 (24.19%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 10 (16.13%) Active Directory Analyst
4 10 (16.13%) Active Directory Support
4 10 (16.13%) Active Directory Support Analyst
4 10 (16.13%) Windows Support Analyst
5 8 (12.90%) Citrix Analyst
5 8 (12.90%) Citrix Support
5 8 (12.90%) Citrix Support Analyst
5 8 (12.90%) IT Analyst
6 7 (11.29%) Service Analyst
7 6 (9.68%) IT Support
7 6 (9.68%) IT Support Analyst
7 6 (9.68%) Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (8.06%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (4.84%) Configuration Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.84%) J2EE
2 1 (1.61%) .NET
2 1 (1.61%) Ajax
2 1 (1.61%) COM
2 1 (1.61%) JSON
2 1 (1.61%) SAP CAF
2 1 (1.61%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.97%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (12.90%) NHS
3 4 (6.45%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.84%) CMDB
4 3 (4.84%) Mainframe
4 3 (4.84%) Virtual Team
5 2 (3.23%) Client/Server
5 2 (3.23%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.23%) PMI
6 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.61%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.61%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.61%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.61%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 31 (50.00%) Windows
2 22 (35.48%) Windows 7
3 15 (24.19%) Windows 8
4 4 (6.45%) Windows Vista
4 4 (6.45%) Windows XP
5 2 (3.23%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.61%) Android
6 1 (1.61%) Linux
6 1 (1.61%) Solaris
6 1 (1.61%) Unix
6 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.97%) Incident Management
2 10 (16.13%) ITIL
3 9 (14.52%) Data Analysis
4 7 (11.29%) Performance Monitoring
5 6 (9.68%) Programme Management
6 5 (8.06%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (8.06%) Service Management
6 5 (8.06%) Strategic Planning
7 4 (6.45%) Digital Marketing
7 4 (6.45%) Migration
7 4 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (6.45%) Time Management
8 3 (4.84%) CMMI
8 3 (4.84%) Configuration Management
8 3 (4.84%) CRM
8 3 (4.84%) ITSM
8 3 (4.84%) OO
8 3 (4.84%) PRINCE2
8 3 (4.84%) Scrum
8 3 (4.84%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.45%) VBA
2 3 (4.84%) SQL
3 1 (1.61%) C
3 1 (1.61%) COBOL
3 1 (1.61%) Java
3 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.61%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.61%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.06%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.45%) CCNA
3 4 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (6.45%) Degree
3 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.84%) CCA
4 3 (4.84%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (4.84%) MCP
4 3 (4.84%) MCSE
4 3 (4.84%) MOS
5 2 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (3.23%) PMI Certification
5 2 (3.23%) PMP
6 1 (1.61%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.61%) CCNP
6 1 (1.61%) ISEB
6 1 (1.61%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.61%) MCSA
6 1 (1.61%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.84%) Def Stans
1 3 (4.84%) ISO 9000
2 1 (1.61%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (56.45%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.45%) NDS
3 1 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.61%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (1.61%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.61%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (1.61%) SCCM
1 1 (1.61%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 47 (75.81%) Microsoft
2 20 (32.26%) Citrix
3 6 (9.68%) Cisco
4 4 (6.45%) Novell
4 4 (6.45%) ServiceNow
5 3 (4.84%) Adobe
5 3 (4.84%) CA Agile Central
6 2 (3.23%) HP
6 2 (3.23%) IBM
6 2 (3.23%) Oracle
6 2 (3.23%) VMware
7 1 (1.61%) Infor
7 1 (1.61%) Remedy
7 1 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.61%) Samsung
7 1 (1.61%) SAP
7 1 (1.61%) Teradata
7 1 (1.61%) Veeam