The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for MS Office skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office
Rank 42 15 29
Rank change year-on-year -27 +14  
Contract jobs citing MS Office 20 45 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 4.71% 9.91% 5.82%
As % of the Applications category 34.48% 55.56% 38.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 12
Median daily rate £230 £180 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.77% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £130 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £230 £264
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £288 £275
% change year-on-year +4.16% +4.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 27 8
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -10.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.80 £19.00 £32.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.75 £13.06
% change year-on-year -14.28% +20.64%  

MS 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 58 81 67
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 13.65% 17.84% 14.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 28 30
Median daily rate £265 £363 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.89% +45.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £460 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +1.51% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 32 11
Median hourly rate £24.00 £16.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.45% -29.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £19.00 £32.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% +13.79%  

MS Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for MS Office in Essex

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Office in Essex

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Office in Essex over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Office in Essex

MS Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Office in Essex

MS Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Office in Essex over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MS Office in Essex

MS 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 MS Office within the Essex region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
Colchester -5 6 £335 -
Basildon -1 5 £475 +295.83%
Southend-on-Sea -22 1 £200 -
Halstead - 1 £165 -
MS Office
East of England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS 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 MS Office.

1 38 (71.70%) Microsoft
2 33 (62.26%) MS Excel
3 30 (56.60%) Active Directory
4 29 (54.72%) Windows
5 19 (35.85%) Windows 7
6 16 (30.19%) MS PowerPoint
7 14 (26.42%) Citrix
8 11 (20.75%) Incident Management
8 11 (20.75%) Windows 8
9 9 (16.98%) ITIL
9 9 (16.98%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (13.21%) Internet
10 7 (13.21%) Finance
11 6 (11.32%) NHS
12 5 (9.43%) Data Analysis
12 5 (9.43%) Performance Monitoring
12 5 (9.43%) Cisco
12 5 (9.43%) SharePoint
12 5 (9.43%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (9.43%) Programme Management
13 4 (7.55%) CCNA
13 4 (7.55%) Publishing
13 4 (7.55%) Migration
13 4 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
13 4 (7.55%) Legal
13 4 (7.55%) LAN
13 4 (7.55%) WLAN
13 4 (7.55%) WAN
13 4 (7.55%) DHCP
13 4 (7.55%) NDS

MS Office
Top Related 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 (9.43%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.66%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.77%) GroupWise
4 1 (1.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.89%) IIS
4 1 (1.89%) WebSphere
Applications
1 33 (62.26%) MS Excel
2 16 (30.19%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (7.55%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (5.66%) InfoPath
4 3 (5.66%) MS Visio
5 2 (3.77%) Acrobat
5 2 (3.77%) MS Project
5 2 (3.77%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Teamcenter
2 1 (1.89%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.89%) Summit
2 1 (1.89%) SystmOne
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.21%) Internet
2 4 (7.55%) DHCP
2 4 (7.55%) DNS
2 4 (7.55%) LAN
2 4 (7.55%) WAN
2 4 (7.55%) WebEx
2 4 (7.55%) WLAN
3 3 (5.66%) VoIP
4 2 (3.77%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (3.77%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.89%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 4 (7.55%) JIRA
General
1 7 (13.21%) Finance
2 4 (7.55%) Legal
2 4 (7.55%) Publishing
3 3 (5.66%) Automotive
3 3 (5.66%) Marketing
4 1 (1.89%) Front Office
4 1 (1.89%) Law
4 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.89%) Retail
4 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (47.17%) Analyst
2 16 (30.19%) Support Analyst
3 10 (18.87%) Help Desk Analyst
3 10 (18.87%) Help Desk Support
3 10 (18.87%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 7 (13.21%) Service Analyst
5 6 (11.32%) Active Directory Analyst
5 6 (11.32%) Active Directory Support
5 6 (11.32%) Active Directory Support Analyst
5 6 (11.32%) Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (11.32%) Windows Support Analyst
6 5 (9.43%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (9.43%) IT Support
7 4 (7.55%) Citrix Analyst
7 4 (7.55%) Citrix Support
7 4 (7.55%) Citrix Support Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Project Manager
8 3 (5.66%) Service Desk Support
8 3 (5.66%) Support Engineer
9 2 (3.77%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) .NET
1 1 (1.89%) Ajax
1 1 (1.89%) COM
1 1 (1.89%) J2EE
1 1 (1.89%) JSON
1 1 (1.89%) SAP CAF
1 1 (1.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.98%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (11.32%) NHS
3 3 (5.66%) HTC Vive
3 3 (5.66%) iPad
3 3 (5.66%) iPhone
3 3 (5.66%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (5.66%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (3.77%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.77%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.77%) PMI
5 1 (1.89%) CMDB
5 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.89%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.89%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.89%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.89%) User Experience
5 1 (1.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 29 (54.72%) Windows
2 19 (35.85%) Windows 7
3 11 (20.75%) Windows 8
4 4 (7.55%) Windows XP
5 3 (5.66%) Linux
5 3 (5.66%) Mac OS
5 3 (5.66%) Windows 10
6 2 (3.77%) Windows Server
6 2 (3.77%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.89%) Solaris
7 1 (1.89%) Unix
7 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.75%) Incident Management
2 9 (16.98%) ITIL
3 5 (9.43%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (9.43%) Data Analysis
3 5 (9.43%) Performance Monitoring
3 5 (9.43%) Programme Management
4 4 (7.55%) Contract Management
4 4 (7.55%) Migration
4 4 (7.55%) PRINCE2
4 4 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (7.55%) Strategic Planning
5 3 (5.66%) B2C
5 3 (5.66%) CRM
5 3 (5.66%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (5.66%) Information Management
5 3 (5.66%) Mathematics
5 3 (5.66%) OO
5 3 (5.66%) Scrum
5 3 (5.66%) TDD
5 3 (5.66%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.66%) SQL
1 3 (5.66%) VBA
2 1 (1.89%) C
2 1 (1.89%) Java
2 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.89%) PL/SQL
2 1 (1.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (7.55%) CCNA
1 4 (7.55%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (7.55%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.66%) CCA
2 3 (5.66%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (5.66%) Degree
2 3 (5.66%) MCP
2 3 (5.66%) MCSE
2 3 (5.66%) MOS
2 3 (5.66%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.77%) PMI Certification
3 2 (3.77%) PMP
3 2 (3.77%) Postgraduate
4 1 (1.89%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.89%) CCNP
4 1 (1.89%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.89%) ISEB
4 1 (1.89%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.89%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) SLA
2 1 (1.89%) Def Stans
2 1 (1.89%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 30 (56.60%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.55%) NDS
3 1 (1.89%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (1.89%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.89%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (3.77%) SCCM
Vendors
1 38 (71.70%) Microsoft
2 14 (26.42%) Citrix
3 5 (9.43%) Cisco
4 4 (7.55%) Novell
4 4 (7.55%) ServiceNow
5 3 (5.66%) Adobe
5 3 (5.66%) Apple
5 3 (5.66%) CA Agile Central
5 3 (5.66%) HP
5 3 (5.66%) MobileIron
6 2 (3.77%) Autodesk
6 2 (3.77%) BMC
6 2 (3.77%) IBM
6 2 (3.77%) Oracle
7 1 (1.89%) Infor
7 1 (1.89%) Remedy
7 1 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.89%) Samsung
7 1 (1.89%) SAP
7 1 (1.89%) Teradata
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