Period
to 26 May 2019

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 26 May 2019 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
26 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 50 39 46
Rank change year-on-year -11 +7 -35
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 49 43 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 5.71% 6.18% 5.63%
As % of the Applications category 56.98% 63.24% 51.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 24 31
Essex median daily rate £430 £161 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +166.67% -42.41% +47.37%
10th Percentile £127 £113 £130
90th Percentile £580 £613 £550
East of England median daily rate £250 £250 £300
% change year-on-year - -16.67% +62.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 12
Essex median hourly rate £15.96 £16.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.27% +1.54% -1.52%
10th Percentile £11.69 £15.75 £14.55
90th Percentile £17.04 £21.10 £31.80
East of England median hourly rate £13.00 £13.69 £15.50
% change year-on-year -5.04% -11.68% -6.06%

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 86 68 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 10.02% 9.77% 10.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 37 63
Essex median daily rate £425 £295 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +44.07% -1.67% +20.00%
10th Percentile £154 £127 £169
90th Percentile £553 £625 £495
East of England median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 14
Essex median hourly rate £23.36 £22.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.18% +8.64% +22.73%
10th Percentile £12.78 £14.70 £14.65
90th Percentile £45.30 £52.50 £43.80
East of England median hourly rate £13.40 £15.00 £19.90
% change year-on-year -10.67% -24.62% +20.61%

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 26 May 2019.

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 26 May 2019. 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
Southend-on-Sea -10 19 £450 +13.92% 1
Chelmsford +5 9 £114 -23.69%
Harlow - 4 £525 -
Basildon +1 2 £275 -
Colchester -3 2 £475 -
Witham +7 1 £200 -69.23%
Brentwood +3 1 £500 -
Westcliff-on-Sea - 1 - -
Microsoft Office
East of England

For the 6 months to 26 May 2019, 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 24 (48.98%) Microsoft
2 15 (30.61%) Windows
3 14 (28.57%) Risk Management
3 14 (28.57%) Finance
4 10 (20.41%) Change Management
4 10 (20.41%) Project Governance
4 10 (20.41%) Line Management
4 10 (20.41%) Matrix Organization
5 9 (18.37%) Resource Management
5 9 (18.37%) Microsoft Excel
6 8 (16.33%) Oracle
6 8 (16.33%) SQL
6 8 (16.33%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (16.33%) Acceptance Criteria
7 7 (14.29%) Commercial Awareness
7 7 (14.29%) Windows 10
7 7 (14.29%) JIRA
7 7 (14.29%) Active Directory
8 6 (12.24%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (12.24%) Data Modelling
8 6 (12.24%) RUP
8 6 (12.24%) Degree
8 6 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (12.24%) Waterfall
8 6 (12.24%) SC Cleared
8 6 (12.24%) Security Cleared
8 6 (12.24%) Confluence
9 5 (10.20%) Incident Management
9 5 (10.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 5 (10.20%) Conflict Management

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 6 (12.24%) Confluence
2 4 (8.16%) SAS
3 3 (6.12%) IBM Notes
3 3 (6.12%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (18.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (10.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (6.12%) Open Workbench
5 1 (2.04%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (2.04%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) Office 365
2 1 (2.04%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) NAS
1 2 (4.08%) SAN
2 1 (2.04%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.24%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (8.16%) MySQL
2 4 (8.16%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (6.12%) Ingres
3 3 (6.12%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.04%) Big Data
4 1 (2.04%) BODI
4 1 (2.04%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.04%) OLAP
4 1 (2.04%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (2.04%) Power BI
4 1 (2.04%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 7 (14.29%) JIRA
2 4 (8.16%) Git (software)
2 4 (8.16%) Mercurial
2 4 (8.16%) Subversion
3 1 (2.04%) MSI
General
1 14 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.04%) Law
3 1 (2.04%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (48.98%) Analyst
2 8 (16.33%) Data Analyst
3 7 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 7 (14.29%) Project Manager
4 5 (10.20%) Service Analyst
4 5 (10.20%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (6.12%) Deskside Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Project Controller
7 2 (4.08%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Administrator
7 2 (4.08%) DBA
7 2 (4.08%) Ingres DBA
7 2 (4.08%) ITIL Service Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) ITIL Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Service Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Services Delivery Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Technical Test Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.16%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.12%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (4.08%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 15 (30.61%) Windows
2 7 (14.29%) Windows 10
3 4 (8.16%) Windows 8
4 3 (6.12%) Windows 7
4 3 (6.12%) Windows XP
5 2 (4.08%) Linux
5 2 (4.08%) Solaris
5 2 (4.08%) Unix
5 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.57%) Risk Management
2 10 (20.41%) Change Management
2 10 (20.41%) Line Management
2 10 (20.41%) Matrix Organization
2 10 (20.41%) Project Governance
3 9 (18.37%) Resource Management
4 8 (16.33%) Acceptance Criteria
4 8 (16.33%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (14.29%) Commercial Awareness
6 6 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (12.24%) Data Modelling
6 6 (12.24%) RUP
6 6 (12.24%) Waterfall
7 5 (10.20%) Conflict Management
7 5 (10.20%) Incident Management
8 4 (8.16%) Automated Trading
8 4 (8.16%) Decision-Making
8 4 (8.16%) DevOps
8 4 (8.16%) SDLC
8 4 (8.16%) SQL Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.33%) SQL
2 3 (6.12%) C
3 1 (2.04%) MATLAB
3 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.04%) R
3 1 (2.04%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (12.24%) Degree
1 6 (12.24%) SC Cleared
1 6 (12.24%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.08%) A+ Certification
2 2 (4.08%) CompTIA Security+
System Software
1 7 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.04%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (48.98%) Microsoft
2 8 (16.33%) Oracle
3 3 (6.12%) Lotus
4 2 (4.08%) Equitrac
4 2 (4.08%) QNAP
4 2 (4.08%) ServiceNow
4 2 (4.08%) SolarWinds
4 2 (4.08%) Sophos
4 2 (4.08%) VMware
5 1 (2.04%) Citrix
5 1 (2.04%) Remedy