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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 36 22 19
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -3
Contract jobs citing MS Office 21 52 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 4.10% 7.00% 7.80%
As % of the Applications category 43.75% 46.43% 37.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 27 17
Average daily rate
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£250 £288 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +17.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £133 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £415 £302
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £245 £263
% change year-on-year
+18.36% -6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 5
Average hourly rate £32.00 £16.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.93% -41.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £14.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.52 £20.15 £29.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.25 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-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
48 112 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 9.38% 15.07% 20.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 57 26
Average daily rate £285 £344 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.09% +26.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £139 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £450 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £308 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.69% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 24
Average hourly rate £32.00 £16.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.93% -45.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.30 £12.48 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.79 £30.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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
Brentwood -7 6 £250 -10.31% 1
Chelmsford -8 5 £135 -43.15% 1
Basildon -9 5 £220 -26.66%
Harlow - 1 - -
MS Office
East of England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 40 (56.34%) Windows
2 39 (54.93%) MS Excel
3 37 (52.11%) Microsoft
3 37 (52.11%) Active Directory
4 30 (42.25%) Finance
5 26 (36.62%) Citrix
6 25 (35.21%) Windows 7
7 20 (28.17%) Incident Management
8 17 (23.94%) ITIL
9 15 (21.13%) Blackberry
10 14 (19.72%) Document Management
11 13 (18.31%) Law
12 12 (16.90%) MS PowerPoint
12 12 (16.90%) Analytical Skills
13 11 (15.49%) SQL
13 11 (15.49%) SharePoint
14 10 (14.08%) Windows Vista
15 9 (12.68%) Service Management
16 8 (11.27%) Legal
16 8 (11.27%) SLA
17 7 (9.86%) MS Visio
18 6 (8.45%) Windows XP
18 6 (8.45%) SQL Server
18 6 (8.45%) Lync
19 5 (7.04%) Agile Software Development
19 5 (7.04%) Information Management
19 5 (7.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 5 (7.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 5 (7.04%) PRINCE2
19 5 (7.04%) Linux

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 11 (15.49%) SharePoint
2 6 (8.45%) Lync
3 4 (5.63%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.41%) Confluence
4 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.41%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 39 (54.93%) MS Excel
2 12 (16.90%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (9.86%) MS Visio
4 4 (5.63%) MS Project
5 1 (1.41%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (1.41%) AWD
1 1 (1.41%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (1.41%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.82%) Office 365
2 1 (1.41%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.23%) SAN
2 2 (2.82%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (2.82%) Wireless
2 2 (2.82%) HTTPS
2 2 (2.82%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.82%) Network Security
2 2 (2.82%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (1.41%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.41%) PABX
3 1 (1.41%) LAN
3 1 (1.41%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.45%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (7.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (4.23%) MS Access
4 2 (2.82%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (5.63%) Visual Studio
1 4 (5.63%) JIRA
2 1 (1.41%) SoapUI
General
1 30 (42.25%) Finance
2 13 (18.31%) Law
3 8 (11.27%) Legal
4 4 (5.63%) French Language
5 1 (1.41%) Banking
5 1 (1.41%) Retail
5 1 (1.41%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.41%) Marketing
5 1 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 41 (57.75%) Analyst
2 26 (36.62%) Service Analyst
2 26 (36.62%) Service Desk Analyst
3 19 (26.76%) Help Desk Analyst
4 12 (16.90%) Support Analyst
5 10 (14.08%) 1st Line Support
6 9 (12.68%) Team Leader
7 7 (9.86%) Business Analyst
8 5 (7.04%) Service Desk Team Leader
8 5 (7.04%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 5 (7.04%) Support Engineer
9 4 (5.63%) Development Team Leader
9 4 (5.63%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (5.63%) .NET Team Leader
10 3 (4.23%) Agile Business Analyst
10 3 (4.23%) Desktop Support
10 3 (4.23%) Field Engineer
11 2 (2.82%) Developer
11 2 (2.82%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 2 (2.82%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.63%) .NET
1 4 (5.63%) .NET Framework
2 2 (2.82%) HTML
2 2 (2.82%) Flash
3 1 (1.41%) HTML5
3 1 (1.41%) J2EE
3 1 (1.41%) CSS
3 1 (1.41%) JSP
3 1 (1.41%) Struts
3 1 (1.41%) Web Services
3 1 (1.41%) XML
3 1 (1.41%) XSD
3 1 (1.41%) XSL
3 1 (1.41%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (21.13%) Blackberry
2 12 (16.90%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.63%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.63%) NHS
4 3 (4.23%) iSeries
4 3 (4.23%) AS400
5 1 (1.41%) User Experience
5 1 (1.41%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.41%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.41%) PMI
5 1 (1.41%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 40 (56.34%) Windows
2 25 (35.21%) Windows 7
3 10 (14.08%) Windows Vista
4 6 (8.45%) Windows XP
5 5 (7.04%) Linux
6 4 (5.63%) Windows 8
7 3 (4.23%) Solaris
7 3 (4.23%) AIX
7 3 (4.23%) UNIX
8 2 (2.82%) HPUX
8 2 (2.82%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.41%) Android
9 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.41%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (28.17%) Incident Management
2 17 (23.94%) ITIL
3 14 (19.72%) Document Management
4 9 (12.68%) Service Management
5 5 (7.04%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (7.04%) Information Management
5 5 (7.04%) PRINCE2
5 5 (7.04%) ITSM
5 5 (7.04%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (5.63%) Information Security
6 4 (5.63%) Quality Management
6 4 (5.63%) Service Delivery
6 4 (5.63%) Project Management
6 4 (5.63%) Data Modelling
6 4 (5.63%) Use Case
6 4 (5.63%) Change Control
7 3 (4.23%) Capacity Management
7 3 (4.23%) User Stories
7 3 (4.23%) BDD
7 3 (4.23%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.49%) SQL
2 4 (5.63%) T-SQL
2 4 (5.63%) C#
3 2 (2.82%) Java
3 2 (2.82%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (4.23%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.23%) MCSA
3 2 (2.82%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.41%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.41%) Degree
4 1 (1.41%) PMP
4 1 (1.41%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.27%) SLA
2 1 (1.41%) QA
2 1 (1.41%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 37 (52.11%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.23%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (4.23%) Tivoli
1 3 (4.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (2.82%) SCCM
3 1 (1.41%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 37 (52.11%) Microsoft
2 26 (36.62%) Citrix
3 4 (5.63%) Oracle
3 4 (5.63%) IBM
4 3 (4.23%) BMC
4 3 (4.23%) NetApp
4 3 (4.23%) Apple
5 2 (2.82%) Adobe
5 2 (2.82%) Kerio
6 1 (1.41%) HP
6 1 (1.41%) Dell
6 1 (1.41%) Cisco
6 1 (1.41%) Sybase
6 1 (1.41%) BT
6 1 (1.41%) VMware