The first table below looks at the demand for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the Essex region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 16 17 9
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -8
Contract jobs citing MS Office 42 40 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 8.47% 8.64% 9.22%
As % of the Applications category 46.67% 47.06% 54.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 15
Average daily rate
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£229 £256 £188
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.46% +36.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £156 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £443 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £273 £275
% change year-on-year
+0.73% -0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 14
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £9.00 £12.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £17.00 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.99 £14.00 £13.34
% change year-on-year
-0.08% +4.98%
Applications Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
90 85 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 18.15% 18.36% 17.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 27 36
Average daily rate £300 £286 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.89% +14.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £163 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +2.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 29 21
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -14.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £8.74 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £35.75 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
MS Office
East of England

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the Essex region over the 3 months to 23 July 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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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
Colchester -4 17 £175 +6.06% 1
Basildon +1 6 £110 -66.15% 1
Brentwood -2 5 £238 -46.62% 1
Chelmsford +3 4 £315 +11.50% 1
Southend-on-Sea - 2 - -
Braintree - 1 - -
Canvey Island - - - -
Epping - - - -
Harlow - - - -
MS Office
East of England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 59 (62.77%) MS Excel
2 48 (51.06%) Windows
3 41 (43.62%) Microsoft
4 38 (40.43%) Active Directory
5 34 (36.17%) Finance
6 31 (32.98%) Windows 7
7 29 (30.85%) Citrix
8 19 (20.21%) Incident Management
9 18 (19.15%) Blackberry
9 18 (19.15%) ITIL
10 17 (18.09%) Project Management
11 15 (15.96%) Oracle
12 14 (14.89%) Linux
12 14 (14.89%) Law
13 13 (13.83%) Windows XP
14 12 (12.77%) MS PowerPoint
14 12 (12.77%) Banking
14 12 (12.77%) Data Analysis
15 11 (11.70%) MS Exchange
15 11 (11.70%) Java
16 10 (10.64%) SQL
16 10 (10.64%) Document Management
16 10 (10.64%) WebSphere
17 9 (9.57%) Data Protection
18 8 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2007
18 8 (8.51%) Internet
18 8 (8.51%) SLA
19 7 (7.45%) MS Visio
19 7 (7.45%) Microsoft Certification
19 7 (7.45%) VBA

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 11 (11.70%) MS Exchange
2 10 (10.64%) WebSphere
3 8 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (7.45%) MQSeries
4 7 (7.45%) WebLogic
5 5 (5.32%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (4.26%) SharePoint
7 3 (3.19%) Apache
7 3 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (2.13%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (1.06%) IBM Notes
9 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 59 (62.77%) MS Excel
2 12 (12.77%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (7.45%) MS Visio
4 3 (3.19%) MS Project
5 2 (2.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.06%) Magento
1 1 (1.06%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.51%) Internet
2 6 (6.38%) VoIP
3 2 (2.13%) Firewall
4 1 (1.06%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.06%) Broadband
4 1 (1.06%) LAN
4 1 (1.06%) WAN
4 1 (1.06%) DHCP
4 1 (1.06%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.06%) VPN
4 1 (1.06%) DNS
4 1 (1.06%) SAN
4 1 (1.06%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.45%) DB2
1 7 (7.45%) Oracle Database
2 6 (6.38%) MS Access
3 4 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.13%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.06%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Lombardi
1 1 (1.06%) JIRA
General
1 34 (36.17%) Finance
2 14 (14.89%) Law
3 12 (12.77%) Banking
4 4 (4.26%) Legal
4 4 (4.26%) Publishing
5 3 (3.19%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.19%) Automotive
6 2 (2.13%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.13%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.13%) Marketing
7 1 (1.06%) French Language
7 1 (1.06%) German Language
7 1 (1.06%) Retail
7 1 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 66 (70.21%) Analyst
2 30 (31.91%) Service Analyst
2 30 (31.91%) Service Desk Analyst
3 20 (21.28%) Help Desk Analyst
4 18 (19.15%) Support Analyst
5 16 (17.02%) Business Analyst
6 10 (10.64%) Systems Analyst
7 8 (8.51%) Help Desk Support
8 6 (6.38%) Business Systems Analyst
8 6 (6.38%) 1st Line Support
9 5 (5.32%) Desktop Support
9 5 (5.32%) Help Desk Support Analyst
9 5 (5.32%) Administrator
10 4 (4.26%) Senior Analyst
11 3 (3.19%) Support Engineer
11 3 (3.19%) IT Support
12 2 (2.13%) Business Consultant
12 2 (2.13%) Information Analyst
12 2 (2.13%) Project Analyst
12 2 (2.13%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.45%) J2EE
2 3 (3.19%) XML
3 1 (1.06%) ODBC
3 1 (1.06%) X-Windows
3 1 (1.06%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (19.15%) Blackberry
2 6 (6.38%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.32%) NHS
4 4 (4.26%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.19%) Mainframe
5 3 (3.19%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (2.13%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.13%) E-Learning
7 1 (1.06%) STB
7 1 (1.06%) PKI
7 1 (1.06%) AS400
7 1 (1.06%) EMV
7 1 (1.06%) Life Science
7 1 (1.06%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (1.06%) iPhone
7 1 (1.06%) iSeries
7 1 (1.06%) Open Source
7 1 (1.06%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 48 (51.06%) Windows
2 31 (32.98%) Windows 7
3 14 (14.89%) Linux
4 13 (13.83%) Windows XP
5 6 (6.38%) UNIX
6 5 (5.32%) Windows Vista
7 4 (4.26%) SUSE
8 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.13%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.06%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.06%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.06%) AIX
9 1 (1.06%) Solaris
9 1 (1.06%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.06%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (20.21%) Incident Management
2 18 (19.15%) ITIL
3 17 (18.09%) Project Management
4 12 (12.77%) Data Analysis
5 10 (10.64%) Document Management
6 9 (9.57%) Data Protection
7 7 (7.45%) Release Management
7 7 (7.45%) Business Analysis
8 5 (5.32%) Service Management
8 5 (5.32%) PRINCE2
8 5 (5.32%) Change Control
9 4 (4.26%) System Testing
9 4 (4.26%) ERP
9 4 (4.26%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (4.26%) Web Design
9 4 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (3.19%) Logistics
10 3 (3.19%) Service Delivery
10 3 (3.19%) Investment Management
10 3 (3.19%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.70%) Java
2 10 (10.64%) SQL
3 7 (7.45%) VBA
4 1 (1.06%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.06%) JCL
4 1 (1.06%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.06%) PHP
4 1 (1.06%) C
4 1 (1.06%) COBOL
4 1 (1.06%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (7.45%) MCSA
1 7 (7.45%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (7.45%) Degree
2 5 (5.32%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.19%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.13%) ECDL
5 1 (1.06%) MCITP
5 1 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.06%) MCP
5 1 (1.06%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.51%) SLA
2 1 (1.06%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 38 (40.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.06%) RACF
2 1 (1.06%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.06%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (3.19%) OpenView
1 3 (3.19%) Tivoli
1 3 (3.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.06%) SCCM
2 1 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 41 (43.62%) Microsoft
2 29 (30.85%) Citrix
3 15 (15.96%) Oracle
4 5 (5.32%) HP
5 4 (4.26%) Cisco
5 4 (4.26%) IBM
5 4 (4.26%) NetApp
6 3 (3.19%) BMC
6 3 (3.19%) Remedy
6 3 (3.19%) JBoss
7 2 (2.13%) VMware
7 2 (2.13%) SAP
8 1 (1.06%) Avaya
8 1 (1.06%) BT
8 1 (1.06%) CA
8 1 (1.06%) Lotus
8 1 (1.06%) Apple
8 1 (1.06%) JD Edwards
8 1 (1.06%) SonicWALL
8 1 (1.06%) Barracuda Networks
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