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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 18 14 13
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Office 47 45 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 9.61% 9.11% 9.03%
As % of the Applications category 58.02% 45.92% 53.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 8
Average daily rate
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£229 £286 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.01% +8.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £128 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £421 £341
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £250 £260
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 27 13
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.19% -7.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
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 Essex region.

Applications Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
81 98 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 16.56% 19.84% 16.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 32 23
Average daily rate £263 £348 £204
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.46% +70.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £154 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 38 21
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.84 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.18% -10.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £9.00 £15.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £17.00 £27.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -4.83%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 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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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 -3 21 £169 - 5
Brentwood -2 8 £229 -37.41% 1
Southend-on-Sea -8 6 - -
Basildon -4 3 - - 1
Chelmsford +1 2 £315 +41.57%
Epping - - - -
Harlow - - - -
Loughton - - - -
MS Office
East of England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 63 (63.64%) Windows
2 55 (55.56%) MS Excel
2 55 (55.56%) Active Directory
3 47 (47.47%) Windows 7
4 41 (41.41%) Citrix
5 39 (39.39%) Microsoft
5 39 (39.39%) Finance
6 33 (33.33%) Blackberry
7 31 (31.31%) Incident Management
8 23 (23.23%) Document Management
9 22 (22.22%) Law
10 20 (20.20%) Windows XP
11 19 (19.19%) ITIL
12 15 (15.15%) Linux
12 15 (15.15%) Oracle
13 12 (12.12%) Java
13 12 (12.12%) MS Exchange
13 12 (12.12%) Project Management
13 12 (12.12%) WebSphere
14 11 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
15 10 (10.10%) Data Protection
15 10 (10.10%) Internet
15 10 (10.10%) DB2
16 9 (9.09%) Banking
17 8 (8.08%) Release Management
17 8 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
17 8 (8.08%) SQL
17 8 (8.08%) VBA
18 7 (7.07%) J2EE
18 7 (7.07%) WebLogic

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 12 (12.12%) MS Exchange
1 12 (12.12%) WebSphere
2 7 (7.07%) WebLogic
2 7 (7.07%) MQSeries
3 6 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (5.05%) Apache
4 5 (5.05%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (4.04%) IBM HTTP Server
6 3 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (2.02%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.01%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 55 (55.56%) MS Excel
2 11 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (6.06%) MS Visio
4 3 (3.03%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.01%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Summit
1 1 (1.01%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.03%) SaaS
2 2 (2.02%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.10%) Internet
2 7 (7.07%) Firewall
3 6 (6.06%) Broadband
3 6 (6.06%) TCP/IP
4 4 (4.04%) VoIP
5 3 (3.03%) DHCP
5 3 (3.03%) DNS
5 3 (3.03%) Wireless
6 2 (2.02%) WAN
6 2 (2.02%) LAN
7 1 (1.01%) VPN
7 1 (1.01%) MPLS
7 1 (1.01%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.10%) DB2
2 7 (7.07%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.04%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.03%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (2.02%) MS Access
5 2 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.01%) Lombardi
General
1 39 (39.39%) Finance
2 22 (22.22%) Law
3 9 (9.09%) Banking
4 6 (6.06%) Publishing
5 5 (5.05%) Automotive
6 3 (3.03%) Telecoms
7 2 (2.02%) Legal
7 2 (2.02%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.01%) Advertising
8 1 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (1.01%) French Language
8 1 (1.01%) Retail
8 1 (1.01%) Billing
Job Titles
1 74 (74.75%) Analyst
2 38 (38.38%) Service Analyst
2 38 (38.38%) Service Desk Analyst
3 28 (28.28%) Help Desk Analyst
4 23 (23.23%) Support Analyst
5 9 (9.09%) Business Analyst
5 9 (9.09%) Systems Analyst
6 8 (8.08%) IT Support
7 7 (7.07%) Help Desk Support
8 5 (5.05%) 1st Line Support
8 5 (5.05%) Business Systems Analyst
8 5 (5.05%) Desktop Support
9 4 (4.04%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 4 (4.04%) Help Desk Support Analyst
9 4 (4.04%) IT Support Analyst
9 4 (4.04%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (4.04%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (3.03%) Project Manager
11 2 (2.02%) 1st Line Support Analyst
11 2 (2.02%) IT Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.07%) J2EE
2 5 (5.05%) XML
3 1 (1.01%) CSS
3 1 (1.01%) HTML
3 1 (1.01%) X-Windows
3 1 (1.01%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (1.01%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 33 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 8 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.05%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.05%) NHS
4 4 (4.04%) iPhone
4 4 (4.04%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (4.04%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.02%) E-Learning
5 2 (2.02%) Handset
5 2 (2.02%) Clustering
6 1 (1.01%) EMV
6 1 (1.01%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.01%) Life Science
6 1 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.01%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.01%) PKI
6 1 (1.01%) Open Source
6 1 (1.01%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 63 (63.64%) Windows
2 47 (47.47%) Windows 7
3 20 (20.20%) Windows XP
4 15 (15.15%) Linux
5 6 (6.06%) Windows Vista
6 5 (5.05%) UNIX
6 5 (5.05%) Windows 8
7 4 (4.04%) SUSE
8 3 (3.03%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.02%) AIX
9 2 (2.02%) Solaris
10 1 (1.01%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.01%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.01%) Android
10 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (31.31%) Incident Management
2 23 (23.23%) Document Management
3 19 (19.19%) ITIL
4 12 (12.12%) Project Management
5 10 (10.10%) Data Protection
6 8 (8.08%) Release Management
7 7 (7.07%) Service Management
7 7 (7.07%) Data Analysis
8 5 (5.05%) PRINCE2
8 5 (5.05%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (4.04%) Web Design
9 4 (4.04%) System Testing
10 3 (3.03%) Migration
10 3 (3.03%) Service Delivery
10 3 (3.03%) Change Management
10 3 (3.03%) Problem Management
10 3 (3.03%) Time Management
10 3 (3.03%) Logistics
10 3 (3.03%) Change Control
11 2 (2.02%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (12.12%) Java
2 8 (8.08%) SQL
2 8 (8.08%) VBA
3 2 (2.02%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.01%) VB
4 1 (1.01%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.01%) COBOL
4 1 (1.01%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.01%) JCL
Qualifications
1 5 (5.05%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (5.05%) Degree
1 5 (5.05%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.04%) MCSA
3 3 (3.03%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.02%) ECDL
5 1 (1.01%) MCSE
5 1 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.01%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.01%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.06%) SLA
2 1 (1.01%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 55 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.02%) XenApp
3 2 (2.02%) MetaFrame
4 1 (1.01%) RACF
4 1 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.01%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (4.04%) Backup Exec
2 3 (3.03%) OpenView
2 3 (3.03%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (3.03%) WSUS
3 1 (1.01%) SCCM
Vendors
1 41 (41.41%) Citrix
2 39 (39.39%) Microsoft
3 15 (15.15%) Oracle
4 6 (6.06%) Cisco
5 5 (5.05%) JBoss
5 5 (5.05%) HP
6 4 (4.04%) Symantec
6 4 (4.04%) VMware
6 4 (4.04%) Avaya
7 3 (3.03%) IBM
7 3 (3.03%) Remedy
7 3 (3.03%) McAfee
8 2 (2.02%) BT
8 2 (2.02%) EMC
9 1 (1.01%) CA
9 1 (1.01%) NetApp
9 1 (1.01%) Lotus
9 1 (1.01%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.01%) Apple
9 1 (1.01%) Sophos
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