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 2 March 2015 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 17 17 14
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs citing MS Office 42 58 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 9.72% 8.57% 9.32%
As % of the Applications category 58.33% 53.70% 43.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 23 16
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£140 £400 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-65.00% +53.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £141 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £450 £308
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £251 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.45% -8.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 8
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £13.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £21.00 £23.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £14.25 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-8.77% +5.55%
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
72 108 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 16.67% 15.95% 21.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 51 22
Average daily rate £225 £400 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.75% +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £120 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £474 £305
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 12 24
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -24.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.20 £44.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -

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 2 March 2015.

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 2 March 2015.

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 2 March 2015. 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 +2 14 - - 2
Chelmsford +1 10 £135 -62.75%
Brentwood -9 5 £203 -14.73% 1
Billericay - - - - 1
Harlow - - - -
Hockley - - - -
Ingatestone - - - -
Southend-on-Sea - - - - 1
Witham - - - -
Thurrock - - - -
MS Office
East of England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 (70.79%) Active Directory
2 62 (69.66%) Windows
3 56 (62.92%) MS Excel
4 48 (53.93%) Citrix
5 47 (52.81%) Finance
6 44 (49.44%) Windows 7
7 39 (43.82%) Microsoft
8 35 (39.33%) Blackberry
9 34 (38.20%) Incident Management
10 28 (31.46%) Document Management
11 25 (28.09%) Law
12 24 (26.97%) ITIL
13 14 (15.73%) MS Exchange
14 13 (14.61%) Analytical Skills
15 11 (12.36%) Windows Vista
15 11 (12.36%) SharePoint
15 11 (12.36%) Windows XP
16 10 (11.24%) SQL
17 9 (10.11%) Exchange Server 2007
18 8 (8.99%) MS PowerPoint
18 8 (8.99%) Legal
18 8 (8.99%) Service Management
18 8 (8.99%) SLA
18 8 (8.99%) Microsoft Certification
19 7 (7.87%) VoIP
19 7 (7.87%) SQL Server
19 7 (7.87%) Linux
19 7 (7.87%) Windows 8
20 5 (5.62%) IBM
20 5 (5.62%) ITSM

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 14 (15.73%) MS Exchange
2 11 (12.36%) SharePoint
3 9 (10.11%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (5.62%) Lync
5 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.12%) Confluence
6 1 (1.12%) Tomcat
Applications
1 56 (62.92%) MS Excel
2 8 (8.99%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (4.49%) MS Visio
4 3 (3.37%) MS Project
5 1 (1.12%) Acrobat
5 1 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Summit
1 1 (1.12%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.12%) SaaS
1 1 (1.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.87%) VoIP
2 4 (4.49%) TCP/IP
2 4 (4.49%) Wireless
3 3 (3.37%) Firewall
3 3 (3.37%) SAN
4 2 (2.25%) DNS
4 2 (2.25%) HTTPS
4 2 (2.25%) Broadband
4 2 (2.25%) LAN
4 2 (2.25%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (2.25%) Network Security
4 2 (2.25%) Structured Cabling
4 2 (2.25%) DHCP
5 1 (1.12%) WAN
5 1 (1.12%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.87%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (4.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (4.49%) MS Access
4 2 (2.25%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.12%) DB2
5 1 (1.12%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (4.49%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.12%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.12%) JIRA
2 1 (1.12%) SoapUI
General
1 47 (52.81%) Finance
2 25 (28.09%) Law
3 8 (8.99%) Legal
4 4 (4.49%) French Language
5 3 (3.37%) Banking
6 2 (2.25%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.12%) Retail
7 1 (1.12%) Billing
7 1 (1.12%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.12%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 59 (66.29%) Analyst
2 42 (47.19%) Service Analyst
2 42 (47.19%) Service Desk Analyst
3 32 (35.96%) Help Desk Analyst
4 18 (20.22%) Support Analyst
5 9 (10.11%) Team Leader
5 9 (10.11%) 1st Line Support
6 6 (6.74%) Support Engineer
6 6 (6.74%) Desktop Support
6 6 (6.74%) IT Support
7 5 (5.62%) Service Desk Team Leader
7 5 (5.62%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 4 (4.49%) .NET Team Leader
8 4 (4.49%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (4.49%) Development Team Leader
8 4 (4.49%) IT Support Analyst
9 3 (3.37%) Desktop Engineer
9 3 (3.37%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 3 (3.37%) Field Engineer
9 3 (3.37%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.49%) .NET
1 4 (4.49%) .NET Framework
2 3 (3.37%) HTML
3 2 (2.25%) Flash
3 2 (2.25%) CSS
4 1 (1.12%) JSP
4 1 (1.12%) Struts
4 1 (1.12%) Web Services
4 1 (1.12%) XML
4 1 (1.12%) XSD
4 1 (1.12%) XSL
4 1 (1.12%) XSLT
4 1 (1.12%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (1.12%) J2EE
4 1 (1.12%) jQuery
4 1 (1.12%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 35 (39.33%) Blackberry
2 13 (14.61%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.37%) iSeries
3 3 (3.37%) AS400
4 2 (2.25%) Handset
4 2 (2.25%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.25%) NHS
5 1 (1.12%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (1.12%) User Experience
5 1 (1.12%) Clustering
5 1 (1.12%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.12%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.12%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 62 (69.66%) Windows
2 44 (49.44%) Windows 7
3 11 (12.36%) Windows Vista
3 11 (12.36%) Windows XP
4 7 (7.87%) Linux
4 7 (7.87%) Windows 8
5 4 (4.49%) AIX
5 4 (4.49%) Solaris
6 3 (3.37%) UNIX
7 2 (2.25%) HPUX
7 2 (2.25%) Mac OS X
7 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.25%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.12%) Android
8 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.12%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (38.20%) Incident Management
2 28 (31.46%) Document Management
3 24 (26.97%) ITIL
4 8 (8.99%) Service Management
5 5 (5.62%) ITSM
5 5 (5.62%) Migration
6 4 (4.49%) Quality Management
6 4 (4.49%) Service Delivery
6 4 (4.49%) Data Modelling
6 4 (4.49%) Change Control
7 3 (3.37%) Capacity Management
7 3 (3.37%) Project Management
7 3 (3.37%) PRINCE2
7 3 (3.37%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (3.37%) Information Security
8 2 (2.25%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (2.25%) Information Management
8 2 (2.25%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (2.25%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (2.25%) Information Governance
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.24%) SQL
2 4 (4.49%) T-SQL
2 4 (4.49%) C#
3 3 (3.37%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.25%) Java
5 1 (1.12%) VBA
5 1 (1.12%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (8.99%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (5.62%) MCSA
3 3 (3.37%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (2.25%) MCSE
4 2 (2.25%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (2.25%) MCITP
5 1 (1.12%) Degree
5 1 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.12%) PMP
5 1 (1.12%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.99%) SLA
2 1 (1.12%) QA
System Software
1 63 (70.79%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.37%) VMware ESX
2 3 (3.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.25%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.12%) MetaFrame
4 1 (1.12%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.12%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (3.37%) Tivoli
1 3 (3.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 3 (3.37%) SCCM
2 2 (2.25%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.12%) WSUS
3 1 (1.12%) SCOM
3 1 (1.12%) ZENworks
3 1 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 48 (53.93%) Citrix
2 39 (43.82%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.62%) Oracle
3 5 (5.62%) IBM
4 4 (4.49%) Cisco
5 3 (3.37%) BMC
5 3 (3.37%) NetApp
5 3 (3.37%) Apple
5 3 (3.37%) VMware
6 2 (2.25%) Kerio
6 2 (2.25%) Symantec
6 2 (2.25%) HP
7 1 (1.12%) Dell
7 1 (1.12%) EMC
7 1 (1.12%) Adobe
7 1 (1.12%) Sybase
7 1 (1.12%) McAfee
7 1 (1.12%) Sophos
7 1 (1.12%) BT
7 1 (1.12%) Red Hat
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