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 2 May 2016 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 15 40 18
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -22
Contract jobs citing MS Office 45 22 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 10.44% 4.11% 7.59%
As % of the Applications category 54.88% 44.00% 46.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 26
Median daily rate £133 £250 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.00% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £135 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £400 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £290 £225
% change year-on-year
-0.86% +28.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 3 10
Median hourly rate £16.50 £32.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.43% +96.92%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £13.25 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -5.35%
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
82 50 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 19.03% 9.35% 16.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 27 58
Median daily rate £375 £310 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -9.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £410 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 5 16
Median hourly rate £16.50 £32.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.43% +93.93%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.33%

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 2 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the Essex region over the 3 months to 2 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 - 35 £400 - 5
Basildon +7 2 £120 -45.45% 2
Brentwood +3 2 - -
Thurrock - 2 £133 -
Chelmsford +6 1 - -
MS Office
East of England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, 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 74 (86.05%) Windows
2 68 (79.07%) Windows 7
3 67 (77.91%) Active Directory
4 65 (75.58%) MS Excel
5 60 (69.77%) Citrix
6 49 (56.98%) Incident Management
7 40 (46.51%) Finance
8 36 (41.86%) Blackberry
9 33 (38.37%) Law
9 33 (38.37%) Document Management
10 31 (36.05%) Microsoft
11 18 (20.93%) Windows 8
12 15 (17.44%) ITIL
13 8 (9.30%) MS Exchange
14 6 (6.98%) SQL
14 6 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
14 6 (6.98%) Office 365
15 5 (5.81%) Windows XP
15 5 (5.81%) SCCM
15 5 (5.81%) Time Management
16 4 (4.65%) HP Quality Center
16 4 (4.65%) XenDesktop
16 4 (4.65%) Test Management
16 4 (4.65%) Business Analysis
16 4 (4.65%) XML
16 4 (4.65%) SQL Server
16 4 (4.65%) HP
16 4 (4.65%) SDLC
17 3 (3.49%) Defect Management
17 3 (3.49%) Lotus

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 8 (9.30%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (3.49%) IBM Domino
2 3 (3.49%) IBM Notes
2 3 (3.49%) IIS
3 2 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 65 (75.58%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.16%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Maximo
1 1 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.98%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.49%) DHCP
1 3 (3.49%) DNS
2 2 (2.33%) Wireless
3 1 (1.16%) Internet
3 1 (1.16%) IP Telephony
3 1 (1.16%) LAN
3 1 (1.16%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (1.16%) SAN
3 1 (1.16%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.16%) VPN
3 1 (1.16%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.65%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.49%) MS Access
3 1 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.16%) LoadRunner
1 1 (1.16%) TestDirector
General
1 40 (46.51%) Finance
2 33 (38.37%) Law
3 2 (2.33%) Automotive
3 2 (2.33%) Marketing
4 1 (1.16%) Advertising
4 1 (1.16%) Electronics
4 1 (1.16%) French Language
4 1 (1.16%) Legal
4 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.16%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 68 (79.07%) Analyst
2 49 (56.98%) Help Desk Analyst
3 42 (48.84%) Service Analyst
3 42 (48.84%) Service Desk Analyst
4 23 (26.74%) Support Analyst
5 18 (20.93%) Citrix Analyst
5 18 (20.93%) Citrix Support
5 18 (20.93%) Citrix Support Analyst
6 16 (18.60%) Active Directory Analyst
6 16 (18.60%) Active Directory Support
6 16 (18.60%) Active Directory Support Analyst
6 16 (18.60%) Help Desk Support
6 16 (18.60%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 16 (18.60%) Windows Support Analyst
7 14 (16.28%) IT Analyst
8 11 (12.79%) Desktop Support
9 4 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 4 (4.65%) Desktop Analyst
9 4 (4.65%) Desktop Engineer
9 4 (4.65%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.65%) XML
2 3 (3.49%) .NET
2 3 (3.49%) Web Services
2 3 (3.49%) XML Messaging
3 2 (2.33%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.33%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 36 (41.86%) Blackberry
2 6 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.49%) Client/Server
3 3 (3.49%) Mainframe
3 3 (3.49%) NHS
4 1 (1.16%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.16%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.16%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.16%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.16%) Fintech
4 1 (1.16%) iPhone
4 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.16%) Reinsurance
4 1 (1.16%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 74 (86.05%) Windows
2 68 (79.07%) Windows 7
3 18 (20.93%) Windows 8
4 5 (5.81%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.33%) Unix
5 2 (2.33%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.16%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.16%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.16%) Windows Phone
6 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.16%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (56.98%) Incident Management
2 33 (38.37%) Document Management
3 15 (17.44%) ITIL
4 5 (5.81%) Time Management
5 4 (4.65%) Business Analysis
5 4 (4.65%) SDLC
5 4 (4.65%) Test Management
6 3 (3.49%) Data Analysis
6 3 (3.49%) Defect Management
6 3 (3.49%) ITSM
6 3 (3.49%) Migration
6 3 (3.49%) Release Management
7 2 (2.33%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (2.33%) Mobile Device Management
8 1 (1.16%) Configuration Management
8 1 (1.16%) ETL
8 1 (1.16%) Programme Management
8 1 (1.16%) Scrum
8 1 (1.16%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.16%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.98%) SQL
2 2 (2.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.16%) Java
3 1 (1.16%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1 (1.16%) Degree
1 1 (1.16%) ECDL
1 1 (1.16%) ISEB
1 1 (1.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (1.16%) MCSE
1 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 67 (77.91%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.65%) XenDesktop
3 2 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (5.81%) SCCM
2 4 (4.65%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 60 (69.77%) Citrix
2 31 (36.05%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.65%) HP
4 3 (3.49%) IBM
4 3 (3.49%) Lotus
5 2 (2.33%) Apple
5 2 (2.33%) Oracle
5 2 (2.33%) VMware
6 1 (1.16%) SAP
6 1 (1.16%) Symantec
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