Period
to 25 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 6 months to 25 May 2018 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
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 46 12
Rank change year-on-year +7 -34 +11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 43 46 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 6.18% 5.67% 10.50%
As % of the Applications category 63.24% 51.69% 68.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 31 19
Essex median daily rate £161 £280 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -42.41% +47.37% -24.00%
10th Percentile £113 £130 £117
90th Percentile £613 £550 £300
East of England median daily rate £250 £300 £185
% change year-on-year -16.67% +62.16% -15.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 65
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.54% -1.52% -
10th Percentile £15.75 £14.55 £15.75
90th Percentile £21.10 £31.80 £19.50
East of England median hourly rate £13.69 £15.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year -13.08% -4.55% +22.22%

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

All Software Application Skills
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 68 89 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 9.77% 10.97% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 63 44
Essex median daily rate £295 £300 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.67% +20.00% -
10th Percentile £127 £169 £131
90th Percentile £625 £495 £456
East of England median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 74
Essex median hourly rate £22.00 £20.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.64% +22.73% -
10th Percentile £14.70 £14.65 £15.23
90th Percentile £52.50 £43.80 £19.50
East of England median hourly rate £15.00 £19.90 £16.50
% change year-on-year -24.62% +20.61% +6.45%

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing Microsoft Office as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in Essex

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in Essex

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Essex over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in Essex

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in Essex

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Office within the Essex region over the 6 months to 25 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chelmsford +5 11 £150 -24.05% 1
Southend-on-Sea +16 6 £395 -2.47% 2
Brentwood +3 3 - - 2
Colchester -2 3 - - 5
Witham - 2 £650 -
Basildon -3 1 - - 1
Microsoft Office
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Essex region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 27 (62.79%) Microsoft
2 18 (41.86%) Windows
3 12 (27.91%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (25.58%) Active Directory
5 9 (20.93%) Windows 7
6 8 (18.60%) Waterfall
6 8 (18.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 7 (16.28%) Citrix
7 7 (16.28%) Data Modelling
7 7 (16.28%) ITIL
7 7 (16.28%) Windows 10
7 7 (16.28%) Decision-Making
8 6 (13.95%) SDLC
8 6 (13.95%) Conflict Management
8 6 (13.95%) Windows 8
8 6 (13.95%) Project Management
8 6 (13.95%) Change Management
8 6 (13.95%) Risk Management
8 6 (13.95%) Finance
8 6 (13.95%) RUP
8 6 (13.95%) Incident Management
8 6 (13.95%) Data Analysis
9 5 (11.63%) Systems Analysis
9 5 (11.63%) ITSM
9 5 (11.63%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (11.63%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (9.30%) Line Management
10 4 (9.30%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (9.30%) Office 365
10 4 (9.30%) C

Microsoft Office
Co-occurring 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 3 (6.98%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.65%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (27.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (18.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (6.98%) MS Visio
3 3 (6.98%) Open Workbench
4 1 (2.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) Broadband
1 3 (6.98%) DHCP
1 3 (6.98%) DNS
1 3 (6.98%) MPLS
1 3 (6.98%) VoIP
2 2 (4.65%) Internet
2 2 (4.65%) WebEx
2 2 (4.65%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.33%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) Power BI
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MSI
2 1 (2.33%) JIRA
General
1 6 (13.95%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Law
2 1 (2.33%) Local Government
2 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (44.19%) Analyst
2 7 (16.28%) Support Analyst
3 5 (11.63%) Active Directory Analyst
3 5 (11.63%) Active Directory Support
3 5 (11.63%) Active Directory Support Analyst
3 5 (11.63%) Citrix Analyst
3 5 (11.63%) Citrix Support
3 5 (11.63%) Citrix Support Analyst
3 5 (11.63%) Help Desk Analyst
3 5 (11.63%) Help Desk Support
3 5 (11.63%) Help Desk Support Analyst
3 5 (11.63%) Service Analyst
3 5 (11.63%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (11.63%) Windows Support Analyst
4 4 (9.30%) Data Analyst
4 4 (9.30%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.98%) 1st Line Support
5 3 (6.98%) Deployment Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (6.98%) Smartphone
3 2 (4.65%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 18 (41.86%) Windows
2 9 (20.93%) Windows 7
3 7 (16.28%) Windows 10
4 6 (13.95%) Windows 8
5 2 (4.65%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (18.60%) Waterfall
2 7 (16.28%) Data Modelling
2 7 (16.28%) Decision-Making
2 7 (16.28%) ITIL
3 6 (13.95%) Change Management
3 6 (13.95%) Conflict Management
3 6 (13.95%) Data Analysis
3 6 (13.95%) Incident Management
3 6 (13.95%) Project Management
3 6 (13.95%) Risk Management
3 6 (13.95%) RUP
3 6 (13.95%) SDLC
4 5 (11.63%) ITSM
4 5 (11.63%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (11.63%) Systems Analysis
5 4 (9.30%) Line Management
5 4 (9.30%) Requirements Analysis
5 4 (9.30%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (6.98%) Project Planning
6 3 (6.98%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.30%) C
2 2 (4.65%) Java
2 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.33%) SQL
3 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (9.30%) Degree
1 4 (9.30%) SC Cleared
1 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.98%) MCP
3 1 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.33%) CCA
3 1 (2.33%) CCNA
3 1 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.33%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (2.33%) DBS Check
3 1 (2.33%) ISEB
3 1 (2.33%) MCSE
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) Def Stans
1 1 (2.33%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 11 (25.58%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.65%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) SCCM
2 2 (4.65%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (62.79%) Microsoft
2 7 (16.28%) Citrix
3 3 (6.98%) Avaya
3 3 (6.98%) Cisco
4 1 (2.33%) Capita
4 1 (2.33%) Civica
4 1 (2.33%) HP
4 1 (2.33%) Kaspersky
4 1 (2.33%) Northgate
4 1 (2.33%) SAP
4 1 (2.33%) Tableau