Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 57 5
Rank change year-on-year +16 -52 +13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 74 40 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 7.14% 4.88% 16.49%
As % of the Applications category 71.84% 70.18% 70.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 19 60
Essex median daily rate £375 £300 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +3.45% -17.14%
10th Percentile £128 £129 £194
90th Percentile £500 £488 £450
East of England median daily rate £225 £300 £250
% change year-on-year -25.00% +20.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 13 69
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
10th Percentile £15.75 £15.15 £15.75
90th Percentile £23.00 £31.60 £36.00
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50

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 103 57 201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 9.93% 6.96% 23.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 27 87
Essex median daily rate £337 £300 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.33% -4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £128 £127 £223
90th Percentile £505 £490 £475
East of England median daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year - +4.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 18 88
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £18.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.59% +10.61% -13.16%
10th Percentile £12.55 £15.09 £15.75
90th Percentile £23.00 £34.58 £38.75
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +11 14 £143 -28.75% 3
Colchester +3 12 £128 -73.16% 2
Harlow -6 8 £450 - 1
Southend-on-Sea +3 6 £413 -3.51% 3
Witham - 3 £625 -
Basildon -1 2 £100 -66.67%
Brentwood +8 1 - -
Billericay - 1 £135 - 1
Microsoft Office
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 43 (58.11%) Microsoft
2 24 (32.43%) Windows
3 23 (31.08%) Microsoft Excel
4 19 (25.68%) ITIL
5 17 (22.97%) Active Directory
6 15 (20.27%) Incident Management
6 15 (20.27%) Security Cleared
7 14 (18.92%) SC Cleared
8 13 (17.57%) Project Management
9 11 (14.86%) Citrix
9 11 (14.86%) Windows 7
10 10 (13.51%) ITSM
11 9 (12.16%) Finance
11 9 (12.16%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (12.16%) Microsoft Project
12 8 (10.81%) MS Visio
12 8 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (9.46%) Data Analysis
13 7 (9.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 7 (9.46%) Windows 8
13 7 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (9.46%) SDLC
13 7 (9.46%) Service Management
13 7 (9.46%) Configuration Management
13 7 (9.46%) PRINCE2
14 6 (8.11%) Management Information System
14 6 (8.11%) User Stories
14 6 (8.11%) Waterfall
14 6 (8.11%) Problem-Solving
15 5 (6.76%) Change Control

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 (2.70%) IBM Notes
1 2 (2.70%) SAS
2 1 (1.35%) Apache
2 1 (1.35%) CMS
2 1 (1.35%) Confluence
2 1 (1.35%) GroupWise
2 1 (1.35%) JBoss
2 1 (1.35%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.35%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 23 (31.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (12.16%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (10.81%) MS Visio
4 7 (9.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (2.70%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (1.35%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) assyst
1 1 (1.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.70%) DCCP
1 2 (2.70%) Firewall
1 2 (2.70%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (2.70%) LAN
1 2 (2.70%) VoIP
1 2 (2.70%) WAN
2 1 (1.35%) ADSL
2 1 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.70%) MySQL
2 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.35%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.35%) Ingres
3 1 (1.35%) MariaDB
3 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (4.05%) GitLab
1 3 (4.05%) Jenkins
1 3 (4.05%) JIRA
2 1 (1.35%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.35%) Maven
2 1 (1.35%) Subversion
General
1 9 (12.16%) Finance
2 2 (2.70%) Law
3 1 (1.35%) Legal
3 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (58.11%) Analyst
2 18 (24.32%) Service Analyst
3 13 (17.57%) Support Analyst
4 12 (16.22%) Service Desk Analyst
5 9 (12.16%) Business Analyst
5 9 (12.16%) Help Desk Analyst
6 8 (10.81%) Help Desk Support
6 8 (10.81%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 8 (10.81%) Project Manager
7 7 (9.46%) Active Directory Analyst
7 7 (9.46%) Active Directory Support
7 7 (9.46%) Active Directory Support Analyst
7 7 (9.46%) Citrix Analyst
7 7 (9.46%) Citrix Support
7 7 (9.46%) Citrix Support Analyst
7 7 (9.46%) Windows Support Analyst
8 4 (5.41%) Lead Business Analyst
9 3 (4.05%) Configuration Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) Pensions Analyst
9 3 (4.05%) Pensions Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.35%) .NET
1 1 (1.35%) EJB
1 1 (1.35%) Hibernate
1 1 (1.35%) Java EE
1 1 (1.35%) JSP
1 1 (1.35%) Spring
1 1 (1.35%) Spring MVC
1 1 (1.35%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.11%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.41%) Equities
4 3 (4.05%) Blackberry
4 3 (4.05%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (4.05%) User Experience
5 1 (1.35%) CMDB
5 1 (1.35%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.35%) NHS
5 1 (1.35%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 24 (32.43%) Windows
2 11 (14.86%) Windows 7
3 7 (9.46%) Windows 8
4 5 (6.76%) Windows 10
5 3 (4.05%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (25.68%) ITIL
2 15 (20.27%) Incident Management
3 13 (17.57%) Project Management
4 10 (13.51%) ITSM
5 9 (12.16%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (9.46%) Configuration Management
7 7 (9.46%) Data Analysis
7 7 (9.46%) PRINCE2
7 7 (9.46%) SDLC
7 7 (9.46%) Service Management
8 6 (8.11%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (8.11%) User Stories
8 6 (8.11%) Waterfall
9 5 (6.76%) Change Control
9 5 (6.76%) Data Modelling
9 5 (6.76%) Systems Analysis
9 5 (6.76%) Use Case
10 4 (5.41%) RUP
10 4 (5.41%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.41%) C
2 3 (4.05%) SQL
3 2 (2.70%) Java
4 1 (1.35%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.35%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (20.27%) Security Cleared
2 14 (18.92%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.05%) Degree
3 3 (4.05%) ISEB
4 2 (2.70%) MCP
5 1 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.35%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.35%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.35%) PMP
5 1 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.76%) PMO
2 3 (4.05%) Def Stans
2 3 (4.05%) ISO 9000
2 3 (4.05%) QA
2 3 (4.05%) SLA
3 2 (2.70%) GDPR
System Software
1 17 (22.97%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.35%) BitLocker
2 1 (1.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (4.05%) Ansible
1 3 (4.05%) Terraform
2 2 (2.70%) SCCM
3 1 (1.35%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (1.35%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 43 (58.11%) Microsoft
2 11 (14.86%) Citrix
3 2 (2.70%) Lotus
3 2 (2.70%) Remedy
4 1 (1.35%) Adobe
4 1 (1.35%) Apple
4 1 (1.35%) BMC
4 1 (1.35%) Cisco
4 1 (1.35%) Compaq
4 1 (1.35%) HP
4 1 (1.35%) IFS
4 1 (1.35%) Niku
4 1 (1.35%) Novell
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle
4 1 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.35%) SAP
4 1 (1.35%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.35%) Sophos
4 1 (1.35%) VMware