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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 18 16 14
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Office 48 46 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 7.51% 9.56% 8.63%
As % of the Applications category 62.34% 55.42% 43.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 14
Average daily rate
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£280 £238 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.89% -18.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £173 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £370 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £298 £256
% change year-on-year
-1.68% +16.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 20 18
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.40 £14.00 £14.22
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -1.54%
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
77 83 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 12.05% 17.26% 19.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 25 32
Average daily rate £300 £263 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -20.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £167 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 26 30
Average hourly rate £18.50 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.28 £34.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.22 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-1.46% -1.79%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 0 11 £260 +9.47%
Colchester 0 11 - -
Chelmsford -13 5 £288 -8.73%
Basildon -10 2 - -
Halstead - 1 £250 -
Harlow - 1 £388 -
MS Office
East of England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 46 (58.23%) Finance
2 45 (56.96%) MS Excel
3 41 (51.90%) Windows
4 35 (44.30%) Active Directory
4 35 (44.30%) Windows 7
5 34 (43.04%) Microsoft
6 30 (37.97%) Citrix
7 22 (27.85%) Blackberry
7 22 (27.85%) Incident Management
8 16 (20.25%) MS PowerPoint
8 16 (20.25%) Analytical Skills
9 15 (18.99%) Document Management
10 14 (17.72%) Law
10 14 (17.72%) Windows 8
11 13 (16.46%) ITIL
12 10 (12.66%) SharePoint
12 10 (12.66%) SCCM
13 9 (11.39%) MS Visio
13 9 (11.39%) SQL
14 8 (10.13%) Change Management
14 8 (10.13%) ITSM
15 7 (8.86%) Agile Software Development
15 7 (8.86%) Microsoft Certification
15 7 (8.86%) Windows XP
15 7 (8.86%) JIRA
16 6 (7.59%) Use Case
16 6 (7.59%) Requirements Analysis
16 6 (7.59%) Information Management
16 6 (7.59%) BDD
16 6 (7.59%) User Stories

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 10 (12.66%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (2.53%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.53%) Lync
3 2 (2.53%) Oracle UPK
4 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.27%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 45 (56.96%) MS Excel
2 16 (20.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (11.39%) MS Visio
4 5 (6.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (1.27%) CODA-Financials
1 1 (1.27%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.27%) Oracle Payroll
1 1 (1.27%) Cognos Planning
1 1 (1.27%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (1.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (1.27%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (1.27%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (1.27%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.80%) Taleo
1 3 (3.80%) Office 365
2 1 (1.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.80%) Firewall
1 3 (3.80%) Network Security
1 3 (3.80%) DHCP
1 3 (3.80%) DNS
2 2 (2.53%) Intranet
2 2 (2.53%) Unified Communications
2 2 (2.53%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (2.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (2.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.27%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (8.86%) JIRA
2 4 (5.06%) MSI
3 1 (1.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 46 (58.23%) Finance
2 14 (17.72%) Law
3 5 (6.33%) Legal
4 4 (5.06%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.80%) Marketing
5 3 (3.80%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.53%) Automotive
6 2 (2.53%) Banking
7 1 (1.27%) Retail
7 1 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.27%) Back Office
7 1 (1.27%) Electronics
7 1 (1.27%) Military
Job Titles
1 49 (62.03%) Analyst
2 23 (29.11%) Service Analyst
3 20 (25.32%) Service Desk Analyst
3 20 (25.32%) Help Desk Analyst
4 9 (11.39%) Business Analyst
4 9 (11.39%) Desktop Support
5 8 (10.13%) Support Analyst
6 6 (7.59%) Agile Business Analyst
7 5 (6.33%) Report Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (5.06%) Help Desk Support Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) Data Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) Project Manager
8 4 (5.06%) Help Desk Support
9 2 (2.53%) IT Support
9 2 (2.53%) Junior Analyst
9 2 (2.53%) SQL Developer
9 2 (2.53%) Project Analyst
9 2 (2.53%) Desktop Analyst
9 2 (2.53%) Communications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.53%) .NET
2 1 (1.27%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.27%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 22 (27.85%) Blackberry
2 16 (20.25%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.33%) Mobile Computing
4 4 (5.06%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.80%) E-Learning
5 3 (3.80%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.53%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.53%) PMI
6 2 (2.53%) NHS
6 2 (2.53%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.27%) CMDB
7 1 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.27%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.27%) Smartcard
7 1 (1.27%) Streaming Video
7 1 (1.27%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 41 (51.90%) Windows
2 35 (44.30%) Windows 7
3 14 (17.72%) Windows 8
4 7 (8.86%) Windows XP
5 5 (6.33%) Android
6 4 (5.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (5.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.53%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.27%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (27.85%) Incident Management
2 15 (18.99%) Document Management
3 13 (16.46%) ITIL
4 8 (10.13%) Change Management
4 8 (10.13%) ITSM
5 7 (8.86%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (7.59%) TDD
6 6 (7.59%) Information Management
6 6 (7.59%) Scrum
6 6 (7.59%) Use Case
6 6 (7.59%) Project Management
6 6 (7.59%) PRINCE2
6 6 (7.59%) B2C
6 6 (7.59%) Requirements Analysis
6 6 (7.59%) BDD
6 6 (7.59%) User Stories
7 5 (6.33%) Service Management
7 5 (6.33%) Quality Management
7 5 (6.33%) Migration
7 5 (6.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.39%) SQL
2 5 (6.33%) VBA
3 4 (5.06%) Java
4 3 (3.80%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.27%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (8.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.80%) MCSE
2 3 (3.80%) MCITP
2 3 (3.80%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (2.53%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.53%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.53%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.27%) ISEB
4 1 (1.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.06%) SLA
2 1 (1.27%) P3O
2 1 (1.27%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 35 (44.30%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.27%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (12.66%) SCCM
2 3 (3.80%) SCOM
3 2 (2.53%) ZENworks
4 1 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 34 (43.04%) Microsoft
2 30 (37.97%) Citrix
3 5 (6.33%) HP
3 5 (6.33%) Dell
3 5 (6.33%) Apple
3 5 (6.33%) IBM
3 5 (6.33%) ServiceNow
4 4 (5.06%) Oracle
5 2 (2.53%) Adobe
5 2 (2.53%) VMware
6 1 (1.27%) CODA
6 1 (1.27%) Sony
6 1 (1.27%) BT
6 1 (1.27%) Cognos
6 1 (1.27%) Cisco
6 1 (1.27%) i2