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 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 10 18
Rank change year-on-year -36 +8  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 23 70 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 5.37% 14.55% 7.31%
As % of the Applications category 71.88% 68.63% 70.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 17 23
Median daily rate £403 £275 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.36% -26.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £159 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £285 £288
% change year-on-year +5.26% -0.86%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 48 18
Median hourly rate £30.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.81% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.86 £16.50 £15.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.75 £19.00 £19.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.78 £16.50 £13.60
% change year-on-year -16.51% +21.36%  

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 Essex with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 32 102 65
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 7.48% 21.21% 10.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 32 33
Median daily rate £415 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.33% -20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £191 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £436
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year +3.84% +1.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 58 21
Median hourly rate £30.00 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.89% +15.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.50 £13.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £39.60 £41.01
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.64 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -5.21% +13.79%  

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Essex over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 3 months to 23 June 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
Southend-on-Sea - 7 £428 -
Basildon +7 3 £340 +30.76% 1
Brentwood +4 3 £209 +101.20%
Chelmsford +6 2 £200 -52.94%
Colchester -5 1 £130 -67.50% 1
Harlow - 1 - - 1
Microsoft Office
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Essex region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 27 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 21 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (42.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (40.48%) Windows
5 16 (38.10%) ITIL
6 15 (35.71%) Active Directory
7 14 (33.33%) MS Visio
8 12 (28.57%) ITSM
8 12 (28.57%) Windows 7
9 8 (19.05%) Service Management
10 6 (14.29%) VBA
11 5 (11.90%) SharePoint
12 4 (9.52%) Degree
12 4 (9.52%) Management Information System
12 4 (9.52%) Legal
12 4 (9.52%) Finance
12 4 (9.52%) Programme Management
12 4 (9.52%) Cisco
12 4 (9.52%) NHS
12 4 (9.52%) Linux
12 4 (9.52%) DHCP
12 4 (9.52%) DNS
12 4 (9.52%) SCCM
12 4 (9.52%) Time Management
12 4 (9.52%) Windows 8
12 4 (9.52%) WebEx
12 4 (9.52%) Windows 10
12 4 (9.52%) Contract Management
13 3 (7.14%) HTC Vive
13 3 (7.14%) Linux Command Line

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 5 (11.90%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.76%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.38%) IIS
Applications
1 21 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (42.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 14 (33.33%) MS Visio
4 3 (7.14%) InfoPath
5 2 (4.76%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) DHCP
1 4 (9.52%) DNS
1 4 (9.52%) WebEx
2 3 (7.14%) VoIP
3 1 (2.38%) Internet
3 1 (2.38%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (2.38%) VPN
3 1 (2.38%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) MS Access
2 1 (2.38%) Essbase
2 1 (2.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) JIRA
2 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (9.52%) Finance
1 4 (9.52%) Legal
2 3 (7.14%) Automotive
2 3 (7.14%) Marketing
3 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.76%) Publishing
4 1 (2.38%) Law
4 1 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (42.86%) Analyst
2 7 (16.67%) Business Analyst
2 7 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 6 (14.29%) IT Support
4 5 (11.90%) Help Desk Analyst
4 5 (11.90%) Help Desk Support
5 4 (9.52%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (7.14%) Administrator
6 3 (7.14%) IT Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) IT Support Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Service Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Audit Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Compliance Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Compliance Business Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Compliance Specialist
7 2 (4.76%) Support Officer
7 2 (4.76%) Wealth Management Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) J2EE
2 1 (2.38%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Management Information System
1 4 (9.52%) NHS
2 3 (7.14%) Client/Server
2 3 (7.14%) Driving Licence
2 3 (7.14%) HTC Vive
2 3 (7.14%) iPad
2 3 (7.14%) iPhone
2 3 (7.14%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (7.14%) Mainframe
2 3 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.76%) PMI
4 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.38%) IPTV
4 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.38%) STB
4 1 (2.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (40.48%) Windows
2 12 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 4 (9.52%) Linux
3 4 (9.52%) Windows 10
3 4 (9.52%) Windows 8
4 3 (7.14%) Mac OS
5 2 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (38.10%) ITIL
2 12 (28.57%) ITSM
3 8 (19.05%) Service Management
4 4 (9.52%) Contract Management
4 4 (9.52%) Programme Management
4 4 (9.52%) Time Management
5 3 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (7.14%) Change Management
5 3 (7.14%) Data Analysis
5 3 (7.14%) Hardware Maintenance
5 3 (7.14%) Incident Management
5 3 (7.14%) IT Strategy
5 3 (7.14%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (7.14%) Mathematics
5 3 (7.14%) PRINCE2
6 2 (4.76%) B2C
6 2 (4.76%) CAD
6 2 (4.76%) CRM
6 2 (4.76%) OO
6 2 (4.76%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.29%) VBA
2 2 (4.76%) VB
3 1 (2.38%) C
3 1 (2.38%) COBOL
3 1 (2.38%) Python
3 1 (2.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) Degree
2 3 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (4.76%) PMI Certification
3 2 (4.76%) PMP
3 2 (4.76%) Postgraduate
4 1 (2.38%) A+ Certification
4 1 (2.38%) CCNA
4 1 (2.38%) CCNP
4 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.38%) DBS Check
4 1 (2.38%) MCSA
4 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) SLA
2 1 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.38%) P3O
2 1 (2.38%) PMO
System Software
1 15 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.38%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) SCCM
2 2 (4.76%) ZENworks
3 1 (2.38%) DameWare
Vendors
1 27 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.52%) Cisco
3 3 (7.14%) Apple
3 3 (7.14%) MobileIron
3 3 (7.14%) ServiceNow
3 3 (7.14%) VMware
4 2 (4.76%) Autodesk
4 2 (4.76%) BMC
4 2 (4.76%) CA Agile Central
4 2 (4.76%) Citrix
5 1 (2.38%) HP
5 1 (2.38%) Remedy
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