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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office
Rank 31 14 8
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -6
Contract jobs citing MS Office 26 46 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 6.33% 8.65% 12.18%
As % of the Applications category 38.81% 62.16% 55.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 11
Median daily rate £275 £201 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.64% +21.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £180 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £237 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +11.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 30 20
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £15.00 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.30 £19.00 £20.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +3.70%

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
67 74 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 16.30% 13.91% 21.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 31 27
Median daily rate £275 £250 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £190 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £470 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 32 27
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £22.20 £29.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.30 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +10.00%

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 19 January 2017.

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 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the Essex region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. 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 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 0 12 £275 -
Basildon -14 3 £325 +34.29%
Chelmsford +4 2 £198 -1.25%
MS Office
East of England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 64 (79.01%) Microsoft
2 58 (71.60%) MS Excel
3 46 (56.79%) Active Directory
4 37 (45.68%) Windows
5 30 (37.04%) Citrix
6 29 (35.80%) Windows 7
7 22 (27.16%) Incident Management
8 21 (25.93%) MS PowerPoint
9 20 (24.69%) Windows 8
10 17 (20.99%) Analytical Skills
11 13 (16.05%) Data Analysis
11 13 (16.05%) Internet
12 11 (13.58%) VBA
12 11 (13.58%) Finance
13 10 (12.35%) LAN
13 10 (12.35%) WLAN
13 10 (12.35%) WAN
13 10 (12.35%) Performance Monitoring
13 10 (12.35%) Spreadsheet
14 9 (11.11%) Marketing
15 8 (9.88%) Digital Marketing
15 8 (9.88%) ITIL
15 8 (9.88%) Management Information System
15 8 (9.88%) Programme Management
16 7 (8.64%) Cisco
16 7 (8.64%) Strategic Planning
16 7 (8.64%) SC Cleared
16 7 (8.64%) Security Cleared
16 7 (8.64%) Degree
17 6 (7.41%) Data Management

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 6 (7.41%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.17%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.47%) GroupWise
4 1 (1.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.23%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 58 (71.60%) MS Excel
2 21 (25.93%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (12.35%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (4.94%) MS Visio
5 2 (2.47%) Acrobat
5 2 (2.47%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) CODA-Financials
1 1 (1.23%) Cognos Planning
1 1 (1.23%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.23%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.23%) Summit
1 1 (1.23%) SystmOne
Communications & Networking
1 13 (16.05%) Internet
2 10 (12.35%) LAN
2 10 (12.35%) WAN
2 10 (12.35%) WLAN
3 1 (1.23%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (1.23%) SAN
3 1 (1.23%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (1.23%) VoIP
3 1 (1.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.23%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.23%) DataStage
2 1 (1.23%) DB2
2 1 (1.23%) Essbase
2 1 (1.23%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (4.94%) JIRA
General
1 11 (13.58%) Finance
2 9 (11.11%) Marketing
3 6 (7.41%) Legal
4 5 (6.17%) Advertising
5 4 (4.94%) Law
6 2 (2.47%) Automotive
6 2 (2.47%) Front Office
6 2 (2.47%) Publishing
7 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.23%) Retail
7 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 49 (60.49%) Analyst
2 31 (38.27%) Support Analyst
3 23 (28.40%) Help Desk Analyst
4 20 (24.69%) Help Desk Support
4 20 (24.69%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 17 (20.99%) Active Directory Analyst
5 17 (20.99%) Active Directory Support
5 17 (20.99%) Active Directory Support Analyst
5 17 (20.99%) Windows Support Analyst
6 15 (18.52%) Citrix Analyst
6 15 (18.52%) Citrix Support
6 15 (18.52%) Citrix Support Analyst
7 12 (14.81%) IT Analyst
8 8 (9.88%) Service Analyst
9 7 (8.64%) IT Support
9 7 (8.64%) IT Support Analyst
10 6 (7.41%) Configuration Engineer
10 6 (7.41%) Network Engineer
10 6 (7.41%) Service Desk Analyst
11 5 (6.17%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.70%) J2EE
2 2 (2.47%) .NET
3 1 (1.23%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.23%) Ajax
3 1 (1.23%) COM
3 1 (1.23%) JSON
3 1 (1.23%) SAP CAF
3 1 (1.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.99%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.88%) Management Information System
3 6 (7.41%) NHS
4 4 (4.94%) CMDB
5 3 (3.70%) Blackberry
5 3 (3.70%) Mainframe
5 3 (3.70%) Virtual Team
6 2 (2.47%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.47%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.47%) PMI
7 1 (1.23%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.23%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (1.23%) Informatics
7 1 (1.23%) Psychology
7 1 (1.23%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 37 (45.68%) Windows
2 29 (35.80%) Windows 7
3 20 (24.69%) Windows 8
4 4 (4.94%) Windows Vista
5 3 (3.70%) Windows Server
6 2 (2.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.47%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.23%) Android
7 1 (1.23%) Linux
7 1 (1.23%) Solaris
7 1 (1.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (27.16%) Incident Management
2 13 (16.05%) Data Analysis
3 10 (12.35%) Performance Monitoring
4 8 (9.88%) Digital Marketing
4 8 (9.88%) ITIL
4 8 (9.88%) Programme Management
5 7 (8.64%) Strategic Planning
6 6 (7.41%) CMMI
6 6 (7.41%) Configuration Management
6 6 (7.41%) Data Management
6 6 (7.41%) Service Management
7 5 (6.17%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (6.17%) Business Analysis
7 5 (6.17%) Display Advertising
7 5 (6.17%) Portfolio Management
8 4 (4.94%) Benchmarking
8 4 (4.94%) Migration
8 4 (4.94%) Six Sigma
8 4 (4.94%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (4.94%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.58%) VBA
2 5 (6.17%) SQL
3 2 (2.47%) Java
3 2 (2.47%) VB
4 1 (1.23%) C
4 1 (1.23%) COBOL
4 1 (1.23%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.23%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (8.64%) Degree
1 7 (8.64%) SC Cleared
1 7 (8.64%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.41%) MOS
3 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.70%) CCA
4 3 (3.70%) CCNA
4 3 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.70%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (3.70%) MCP
4 3 (3.70%) MCSE
5 2 (2.47%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.47%) PMP
6 1 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.23%) ISEB
6 1 (1.23%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.23%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.41%) ISO 9000
2 4 (4.94%) Def Stans
3 3 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.23%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (56.79%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.94%) NDS
3 2 (2.47%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (2.47%) XenApp
4 1 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.23%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.47%) SCCM
2 1 (1.23%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 64 (79.01%) Microsoft
2 30 (37.04%) Citrix
3 7 (8.64%) Cisco
4 4 (4.94%) Novell
5 3 (3.70%) Adobe
5 3 (3.70%) CA Agile Central
5 3 (3.70%) ServiceNow
6 2 (2.47%) HP
6 2 (2.47%) IBM
6 2 (2.47%) Oracle
6 2 (2.47%) VMware
7 1 (1.23%) CODA
7 1 (1.23%) Cognos
7 1 (1.23%) Infor
7 1 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.23%) Samsung
7 1 (1.23%) SAP
7 1 (1.23%) Teradata
7 1 (1.23%) Veeam