The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Colchester with a requirement for Microsoft Office skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Office over the 3 months to 23 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Office
Essex / Colchester
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 3 -
Rank change year-on-year -4 -  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 6 35 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Colchester 15.79% 70.00% -
As % of the Applications category 100.00% 97.22% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £233 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -41.87% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £290 £288
% change year-on-year +3.44% +0.78%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 34 0
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £13.06
% change year-on-year -1.66% +14.89%  

Microsoft Office is in the software application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Colchester with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Colchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 6 36 1
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Colchester 15.79% 72.00% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Median daily rate £335 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.25% +23.07%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +4.61% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 35 0
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £14.93
% change year-on-year - +7.20%  

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Colchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Colchester citing Microsoft Office as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in Colchester

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Colchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Office in Colchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in Colchester

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Colchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Colchester over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in Colchester

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Colchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Colchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in Colchester

For the 6 months to 23 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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 Colchester region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 13 (81.25%) Active Directory
2 11 (68.75%) Windows
2 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
3 7 (43.75%) Citrix
4 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (31.25%) Windows 7
6 4 (25.00%) ServiceNow
6 4 (25.00%) Windows 8
6 4 (25.00%) Publishing
6 4 (25.00%) Windows XP
6 4 (25.00%) ITIL
7 3 (18.75%) Internet
7 3 (18.75%) MOS
7 3 (18.75%) Incident Management
8 2 (12.50%) Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (12.50%) Finance
8 2 (12.50%) Acrobat
8 2 (12.50%) Adobe
9 1 (6.25%) VBA
9 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
9 1 (6.25%) SLA
9 1 (6.25%) Cisco
9 1 (6.25%) Law
9 1 (6.25%) Front Office
9 1 (6.25%) Workflow
9 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
9 1 (6.25%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (6.25%) XenApp
9 1 (6.25%) Software Packaging

Microsoft Office
Co-occurring IT Skills in Colchester 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 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (12.50%) Acrobat
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) Internet
General
1 4 (25.00%) Publishing
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Front Office
3 1 (6.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 13 (81.25%) Analyst
2 8 (50.00%) Support Analyst
3 5 (31.25%) Service Analyst
3 5 (31.25%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Help Desk Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Help Desk Support
4 3 (18.75%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Administrator
5 2 (12.50%) Applications Support
5 2 (12.50%) IT Administrator
5 2 (12.50%) Procurement Administrator
5 2 (12.50%) Support Specialist
6 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (6.25%) Applications Specialist
6 1 (6.25%) Applications Support Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Business Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support
6 1 (6.25%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Software Packaging
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) Windows 7
3 4 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 4 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Incident Management
3 2 (12.50%) Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (6.25%) Time Management
4 1 (6.25%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (81.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (6.25%) XenApp
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 7 (43.75%) Citrix
3 4 (25.00%) ServiceNow
4 2 (12.50%) Adobe
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco