Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 65 7
Rank change year-on-year +17 -58 +15
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 59 42 148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 5.91% 4.79% 16.44%
As % of the Applications category 65.56% 59.15% 72.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 24 52
Essex median daily rate £325 £278 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.12% +0.91% -12.00%
10th Percentile £128 £123 £166
90th Percentile £545 £546 £449
East of England median daily rate £228 £315 £245
% change year-on-year -27.66% +28.37% +8.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 83
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
10th Percentile £15.75 £14.65 £15.75
90th Percentile £25.45 £31.40 £29.50
East of England median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -7.58% - +17.86%

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 90 71 204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 9.01% 8.11% 22.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 41 74
Essex median daily rate £325 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £128 £130 £167
90th Percentile £550 £488 £446
East of England median daily rate £323 £325 £325
% change year-on-year -0.77% - +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 101
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.50% +21.21% -
10th Percentile £15.75 £14.80 £15.75
90th Percentile £43.75 £35.35 £32.40
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.84 £16.50
% change year-on-year -4.96% +2.03% +13.79%

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 18 August 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Essex over the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

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 6 months to 18 August 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 +10 13 £150 -25.00% 3
Colchester +2 8 £150 -50.41% 3
Southend-on-Sea +2 8 £438 +2.34% 1
Witham - 2 £688 -
Brentwood +5 1 - -
Harlow -9 1 £325 -
Billericay - 1 £135 - 1
Microsoft Office
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 32 (54.24%) Microsoft
2 24 (40.68%) Windows
3 16 (27.12%) Active Directory
4 13 (22.03%) Microsoft Excel
4 13 (22.03%) ITIL
4 13 (22.03%) Waterfall
5 12 (20.34%) Incident Management
6 11 (18.64%) Data Modelling
6 11 (18.64%) Citrix
6 11 (18.64%) Windows 7
7 10 (16.95%) SDLC
7 10 (16.95%) RUP
8 9 (15.25%) Finance
8 9 (15.25%) Windows 8
9 8 (13.56%) Conflict Management
9 8 (13.56%) Data Analysis
9 8 (13.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 8 (13.56%) Project Management
10 7 (11.86%) Systems Analysis
10 7 (11.86%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (10.17%) Decision-Making
11 6 (10.17%) SC Cleared
11 6 (10.17%) Security Cleared
11 6 (10.17%) ITSM
11 6 (10.17%) MS Visio
12 5 (8.47%) C
12 5 (8.47%) Change Management
12 5 (8.47%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (8.47%) Windows 10
12 5 (8.47%) Commercial Awareness

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 2 (3.39%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.69%) CMS
2 1 (1.69%) Confluence
2 1 (1.69%) GroupWise
2 1 (1.69%) IBM Notes
2 1 (1.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (22.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (13.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (10.17%) MS Visio
4 4 (6.78%) Open Workbench
5 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.39%) DCCP
1 2 (3.39%) Firewall
1 2 (3.39%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (3.39%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.69%) ADSL
2 1 (1.69%) LAN
2 1 (1.69%) VoIP
2 1 (1.69%) WAN
2 1 (1.69%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (1.69%) Hadoop
1 1 (1.69%) Ingres
1 1 (1.69%) MySQL
1 1 (1.69%) Power BI
1 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.39%) JIRA
2 1 (1.69%) MSI
General
1 9 (15.25%) Finance
2 2 (3.39%) Law
2 2 (3.39%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.69%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 36 (61.02%) Analyst
2 11 (18.64%) Support Analyst
3 10 (16.95%) Service Analyst
4 9 (15.25%) Help Desk Analyst
5 8 (13.56%) Active Directory Analyst
5 8 (13.56%) Active Directory Support
5 8 (13.56%) Active Directory Support Analyst
5 8 (13.56%) Business Analyst
5 8 (13.56%) Citrix Analyst
5 8 (13.56%) Citrix Support
5 8 (13.56%) Citrix Support Analyst
5 8 (13.56%) Help Desk Support
5 8 (13.56%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 8 (13.56%) Service Desk Analyst
5 8 (13.56%) Windows Support Analyst
6 6 (10.17%) Project Manager
7 4 (6.78%) Data Analyst
8 3 (5.08%) Configuration Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Deployment Engineer
9 2 (3.39%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.86%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (3.39%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.39%) Equities
3 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.69%) CMDB
3 1 (1.69%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 24 (40.68%) Windows
2 11 (18.64%) Windows 7
3 9 (15.25%) Windows 8
4 5 (8.47%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.69%) Android
5 1 (1.69%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.69%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.03%) ITIL
1 13 (22.03%) Waterfall
2 12 (20.34%) Incident Management
3 11 (18.64%) Data Modelling
4 10 (16.95%) RUP
4 10 (16.95%) SDLC
5 8 (13.56%) Conflict Management
5 8 (13.56%) Data Analysis
5 8 (13.56%) Project Management
6 7 (11.86%) Systems Analysis
7 6 (10.17%) Decision-Making
7 6 (10.17%) ITSM
8 5 (8.47%) Change Management
8 5 (8.47%) Commercial Awareness
8 5 (8.47%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (8.47%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (6.78%) Configuration Management
9 4 (6.78%) Line Management
9 4 (6.78%) Risk Management
9 4 (6.78%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.47%) C
2 3 (5.08%) Java
3 2 (3.39%) SQL
4 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (10.17%) SC Cleared
1 6 (10.17%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.08%) ISEB
3 2 (3.39%) Degree
3 2 (3.39%) MCP
4 1 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.69%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) Def Stans
1 3 (5.08%) ISO 9000
2 2 (3.39%) GDPR
3 1 (1.69%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (27.12%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.69%) BitLocker
2 1 (1.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (5.08%) SCCM
2 2 (3.39%) SCOM
Vendors
1 32 (54.24%) Microsoft
2 11 (18.64%) Citrix
3 2 (3.39%) HP
3 2 (3.39%) SAP
4 1 (1.69%) Apple
4 1 (1.69%) Capita
4 1 (1.69%) Civica
4 1 (1.69%) Compaq
4 1 (1.69%) Lotus
4 1 (1.69%) Niku
4 1 (1.69%) Northgate
4 1 (1.69%) Novell
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle
4 1 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.69%) Sophos
4 1 (1.69%) Tableau
4 1 (1.69%) VMware