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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 15 10 17
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +7
Contract jobs citing MS Office 41 48 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 8.07% 10.91% 7.88%
As % of the Applications category 54.67% 51.06% 55.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 16
Average daily rate £190 £145 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.03% -64.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £135 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £169 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £270 £238
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +13.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 17 13
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.20 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £23.60 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
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
75 94 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 14.76% 21.36% 14.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 31 36
Average daily rate £350 £250 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -39.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £135 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £600 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 26 16
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £32.85 £38.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.34
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -5.47%

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 13 February 2016.

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
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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Colchester +1 20 - - 4
Basildon +2 5 £181 -69.83% 1
Brentwood +1 3 £219 +41.12%
Chelmsford -10 1 £165 +22.22% 1
Saffron Walden - 1 - -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 - - 1
MS Office
East of England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 58 (75.32%) Windows
2 50 (64.94%) MS Excel
3 49 (63.64%) Active Directory
4 46 (59.74%) Windows 7
5 40 (51.95%) Citrix
6 34 (44.16%) Microsoft
7 30 (38.96%) Finance
7 30 (38.96%) Incident Management
8 23 (29.87%) Blackberry
9 20 (25.97%) Document Management
9 20 (25.97%) Law
10 17 (22.08%) ITIL
11 13 (16.88%) Windows 8
12 8 (10.39%) Migration
12 8 (10.39%) SQL
13 7 (9.09%) MS Exchange
14 6 (7.79%) ITSM
14 6 (7.79%) SCCM
15 5 (6.49%) Office 365
15 5 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
15 5 (6.49%) Manufacturing
15 5 (6.49%) Oracle
15 5 (6.49%) Windows XP
16 4 (5.19%) IBM
16 4 (5.19%) DNS
16 4 (5.19%) HP
16 4 (5.19%) SQL Server
16 4 (5.19%) XML
16 4 (5.19%) DHCP
16 4 (5.19%) Business Analysis

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 7 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.90%) IBM Domino
2 3 (3.90%) IBM Notes
3 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.60%) IIS
3 2 (2.60%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.30%) CMS
4 1 (1.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 50 (64.94%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.90%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.60%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) CODA-Financials
1 1 (1.30%) Cognos Planning
1 1 (1.30%) Maximo
1 1 (1.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.19%) DHCP
1 4 (5.19%) DNS
2 2 (2.60%) Wireless
3 1 (1.30%) Firewall
3 1 (1.30%) Internet
3 1 (1.30%) IP Telephony
3 1 (1.30%) LAN
3 1 (1.30%) Network Security
3 1 (1.30%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (1.30%) SAN
3 1 (1.30%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.19%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.90%) MS Access
3 1 (1.30%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.30%) JIRA
1 1 (1.30%) LoadRunner
1 1 (1.30%) MSI
1 1 (1.30%) Selenium
1 1 (1.30%) TestDirector
General
1 30 (38.96%) Finance
2 20 (25.97%) Law
3 5 (6.49%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.60%) Automotive
4 2 (2.60%) Marketing
4 2 (2.60%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.30%) Electronics
5 1 (1.30%) French Language
5 1 (1.30%) Legal
5 1 (1.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 51 (66.23%) Analyst
2 30 (38.96%) Help Desk Analyst
3 29 (37.66%) Service Analyst
3 29 (37.66%) Service Desk Analyst
4 16 (20.78%) Support Analyst
5 11 (14.29%) Windows Support Analyst
6 10 (12.99%) Active Directory Analyst
6 10 (12.99%) Active Directory Support
6 10 (12.99%) Active Directory Support Analyst
6 10 (12.99%) Citrix Analyst
6 10 (12.99%) Citrix Support
6 10 (12.99%) Citrix Support Analyst
6 10 (12.99%) Help Desk Support
6 10 (12.99%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 9 (11.69%) Desktop Support
7 9 (11.69%) IT Analyst
8 4 (5.19%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (5.19%) Applications Support
8 4 (5.19%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 4 (5.19%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.19%) XML
2 2 (2.60%) .NET
2 2 (2.60%) .NET Framework
2 2 (2.60%) J2EE
2 2 (2.60%) Web Services
2 2 (2.60%) XML Messaging
3 1 (1.30%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.30%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 23 (29.87%) Blackberry
2 5 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.90%) Client/Server
3 3 (3.90%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.90%) Mainframe
3 3 (3.90%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.60%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.60%) NHS
4 2 (2.60%) Psychology
5 1 (1.30%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.30%) Fintech
5 1 (1.30%) iPhone
5 1 (1.30%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (1.30%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 58 (75.32%) Windows
2 46 (59.74%) Windows 7
3 13 (16.88%) Windows 8
4 5 (6.49%) Windows XP
5 4 (5.19%) Windows Server
5 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.60%) Unix
8 1 (1.30%) Android
8 1 (1.30%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.30%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (38.96%) Incident Management
2 20 (25.97%) Document Management
3 17 (22.08%) ITIL
4 8 (10.39%) Migration
5 6 (7.79%) ITSM
6 4 (5.19%) Business Analysis
6 4 (5.19%) Release Management
6 4 (5.19%) Time Management
7 3 (3.90%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (3.90%) Data Analysis
7 3 (3.90%) Defect Management
7 3 (3.90%) SDLC
7 3 (3.90%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (3.90%) Test Management
8 2 (2.60%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (2.60%) Change Management
8 2 (2.60%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (2.60%) Performance Improvement
8 2 (2.60%) Project Management
8 2 (2.60%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.39%) SQL
2 3 (3.90%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.60%) C++
3 2 (2.60%) Java
4 1 (1.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (5.19%) Degree
2 2 (2.60%) MCSE
2 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.30%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (1.30%) ISEB
3 1 (1.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.30%) MCITP
3 1 (1.30%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.30%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.60%) QA
System Software
1 49 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.60%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (7.79%) SCCM
2 3 (3.90%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.30%) SCOM
3 1 (1.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 40 (51.95%) Citrix
2 34 (44.16%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.49%) Oracle
4 4 (5.19%) HP
4 4 (5.19%) IBM
5 3 (3.90%) Lotus
6 2 (2.60%) Apple
6 2 (2.60%) VMware
7 1 (1.30%) CODA
7 1 (1.30%) Cognos
7 1 (1.30%) Dell
7 1 (1.30%) Hyperion
7 1 (1.30%) SAP
7 1 (1.30%) Symantec
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