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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 18 15 14
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Office 42 42 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 8.55% 9.23% 8.91%
As % of the Applications category 51.85% 44.68% 51.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 13
Average daily rate
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£229 £286 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.01% +43.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £148 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £435 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £266 £263
% change year-on-year
+9.02% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 11
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +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 94 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 16.50% 20.66% 17.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 36 32
Average daily rate £250 £319 £208
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.56% +53.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £165 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 28 20
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.12 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.76% -5.53%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 14 £175 +6.06% 3
Brentwood -2 8 £238 -35.02%
Southend-on-Sea - 5 - - 1
Basildon 0 4 - -
Chelmsford +1 3 £315 +0.80%
Epping - - - -
Harlow - - - - 1
Loughton - - - - 1
MS Office
East of England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 48 (54.55%) Windows
2 47 (53.41%) MS Excel
3 43 (48.86%) Active Directory
4 34 (38.64%) Microsoft
4 34 (38.64%) Windows 7
5 32 (36.36%) Citrix
6 29 (32.95%) Finance
7 22 (25.00%) Incident Management
8 21 (23.86%) Blackberry
9 19 (21.59%) ITIL
10 17 (19.32%) Windows XP
11 16 (18.18%) Law
12 13 (14.77%) Oracle
12 13 (14.77%) Linux
12 13 (14.77%) Project Management
12 13 (14.77%) Document Management
13 12 (13.64%) Java
13 12 (13.64%) MS PowerPoint
13 12 (13.64%) WebSphere
14 11 (12.50%) MS Exchange
15 10 (11.36%) Internet
15 10 (11.36%) Release Management
16 9 (10.23%) DB2
16 9 (10.23%) Data Analysis
16 9 (10.23%) Data Protection
17 8 (9.09%) Banking
18 7 (7.95%) SQL
18 7 (7.95%) VBA
18 7 (7.95%) J2EE
18 7 (7.95%) WebLogic

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (13.64%) WebSphere
2 11 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 7 (7.95%) MQSeries
3 7 (7.95%) WebLogic
3 7 (7.95%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (5.68%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (5.68%) Apache
5 4 (4.55%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.14%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 47 (53.41%) MS Excel
2 12 (13.64%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (6.82%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.27%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (2.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.27%) SaaS
2 1 (1.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.36%) Internet
2 6 (6.82%) VoIP
3 5 (5.68%) Firewall
4 4 (4.55%) Broadband
4 4 (4.55%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.27%) DNS
5 2 (2.27%) DHCP
6 1 (1.14%) Wireless
6 1 (1.14%) CTI
6 1 (1.14%) VPN
6 1 (1.14%) LAN
6 1 (1.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.23%) DB2
2 7 (7.95%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.41%) MS Access
4 2 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.27%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (2.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Lombardi
General
1 29 (32.95%) Finance
2 16 (18.18%) Law
3 8 (9.09%) Banking
4 6 (6.82%) Publishing
5 5 (5.68%) Automotive
6 3 (3.41%) Legal
6 3 (3.41%) Manufacturing
7 2 (2.27%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (1.14%) Retail
8 1 (1.14%) Marketing
8 1 (1.14%) French Language
Job Titles
1 67 (76.14%) Analyst
2 34 (38.64%) Service Analyst
2 34 (38.64%) Service Desk Analyst
3 22 (25.00%) Help Desk Analyst
4 20 (22.73%) Support Analyst
5 11 (12.50%) Systems Analyst
6 10 (11.36%) Business Analyst
7 8 (9.09%) Help Desk Support
8 6 (6.82%) Business Systems Analyst
9 5 (5.68%) 1st Line Support
9 5 (5.68%) Help Desk Support Analyst
10 4 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (4.55%) Desktop Support
10 4 (4.55%) IT Support
11 3 (3.41%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 3 (3.41%) Project Manager
11 3 (3.41%) 2nd Line Support
12 2 (2.27%) Administrator
12 2 (2.27%) Trainer
12 2 (2.27%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.95%) J2EE
2 5 (5.68%) XML
3 1 (1.14%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 21 (23.86%) Blackberry
2 5 (5.68%) Management Information System
2 5 (5.68%) NHS
3 4 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.41%) iPhone
4 3 (3.41%) Mainframe
4 3 (3.41%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (2.27%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.27%) E-Learning
6 1 (1.14%) PKI
6 1 (1.14%) Clustering
6 1 (1.14%) EMV
6 1 (1.14%) Open Source
6 1 (1.14%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.14%) Life Science
6 1 (1.14%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 48 (54.55%) Windows
2 34 (38.64%) Windows 7
3 17 (19.32%) Windows XP
4 13 (14.77%) Linux
5 5 (5.68%) UNIX
5 5 (5.68%) Windows Vista
6 4 (4.55%) SUSE
7 3 (3.41%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.27%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.14%) Android
9 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.14%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.14%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.14%) AIX
9 1 (1.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 19 (21.59%) ITIL
3 13 (14.77%) Project Management
3 13 (14.77%) Document Management
4 10 (11.36%) Release Management
5 9 (10.23%) Data Protection
5 9 (10.23%) Data Analysis
6 6 (6.82%) Service Management
7 5 (5.68%) PRINCE2
7 5 (5.68%) Problem Management
7 5 (5.68%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (5.68%) Change Control
7 5 (5.68%) Time Management
8 4 (4.55%) System Testing
8 4 (4.55%) Web Design
9 3 (3.41%) Logistics
9 3 (3.41%) Change Management
10 2 (2.27%) ERP
10 2 (2.27%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (2.27%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.64%) Java
2 7 (7.95%) SQL
2 7 (7.95%) VBA
3 1 (1.14%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.14%) JCL
3 1 (1.14%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.14%) VB
3 1 (1.14%) C
3 1 (1.14%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 6 (6.82%) MCSA
1 6 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (6.82%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.68%) Degree
3 4 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.27%) ECDL
5 1 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.95%) SLA
2 1 (1.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 43 (48.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.14%) XenApp
3 1 (1.14%) MetaFrame
3 1 (1.14%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (3.41%) OpenView
2 2 (2.27%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (2.27%) Backup Exec
2 2 (2.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 34 (38.64%) Microsoft
2 32 (36.36%) Citrix
3 13 (14.77%) Oracle
4 5 (5.68%) JBoss
5 4 (4.55%) Cisco
5 4 (4.55%) HP
6 3 (3.41%) Remedy
6 3 (3.41%) Avaya
7 2 (2.27%) IBM
7 2 (2.27%) McAfee
7 2 (2.27%) Symantec
7 2 (2.27%) VMware
8 1 (1.14%) BT
8 1 (1.14%) EMC
8 1 (1.14%) SAP
8 1 (1.14%) CA
8 1 (1.14%) NetApp
8 1 (1.14%) Lotus
8 1 (1.14%) Apple
8 1 (1.14%) CheckPoint
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