Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 56 6
Rank change year-on-year +11 -50 +10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 76 40 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 7.08% 5.28% 14.45%
As % of the Applications category 66.67% 62.50% 70.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 20 61
Essex median daily rate £388 £388 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +40.91% +10.00%
10th Percentile £126 £129 £188
90th Percentile £514 £675 £400
East of England median daily rate £250 £300 £250
% change year-on-year -16.67% +20.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 9 47
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
10th Percentile £13.00 £15.75 £15.75
90th Percentile £23.00 £23.25 £37.10
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +10.34% -12.12% +13.79%

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 114 64 174
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 10.61% 8.45% 20.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 32 85
Essex median daily rate £388 £475 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.42% +58.33% -
10th Percentile £128 £130 £205
90th Percentile £550 £636 £475
East of England median daily rate £325 £345 £300
% change year-on-year -5.80% +15.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 16 60
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £18.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.59% +10.61% -
10th Percentile £10.06 £15.75 £15.75
90th Percentile £19.50 £40.00 £38.75
East of England median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - -6.06% +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 14 December 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 14 December 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 14 December 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 +8 13 £135 -20.59% 1
Colchester +1 13 £128 -73.16% 2
Harlow -5 10 £450 - 1
Southend-on-Sea - 7 £406 -
Witham -2 3 £625 +13.64% 1
Basildon +3 2 £100 -66.67% 1
Billericay - 1 £135 -
Microsoft Office
East of England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 38 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 28 (36.84%) Windows
3 23 (30.26%) Microsoft Excel
4 17 (22.37%) Active Directory
4 17 (22.37%) Security Cleared
5 16 (21.05%) SC Cleared
5 16 (21.05%) Incident Management
5 16 (21.05%) ITIL
6 12 (15.79%) Citrix
6 12 (15.79%) Project Management
7 11 (14.47%) Microsoft Project
7 11 (14.47%) Windows 7
8 10 (13.16%) SDLC
8 10 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (13.16%) Finance
9 9 (11.84%) Systems Analysis
9 9 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (10.53%) Windows 8
10 8 (10.53%) Data Analysis
10 8 (10.53%) Management Information System
11 7 (9.21%) ITSM
11 7 (9.21%) Service Management
11 7 (9.21%) MS Visio
11 7 (9.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 7 (9.21%) Workshop Facilitation
12 6 (7.89%) Problem-Solving
12 6 (7.89%) Waterfall
12 6 (7.89%) PRINCE2
12 6 (7.89%) Configuration 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 3 (3.95%) IBM Notes
1 3 (3.95%) SAS
2 2 (2.63%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.32%) Apache
3 1 (1.32%) GroupWise
3 1 (1.32%) JBoss
3 1 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.32%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 23 (30.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (14.47%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (9.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (9.21%) MS Visio
4 3 (3.95%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) assyst
1 1 (1.32%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.95%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.63%) DCCP
1 2 (2.63%) Firewall
1 2 (2.63%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (2.63%) VoIP
2 1 (1.32%) ADSL
2 1 (1.32%) LAN
2 1 (1.32%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.58%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.95%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.63%) MySQL
3 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.32%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.32%) Ingres
4 1 (1.32%) MariaDB
4 1 (1.32%) OLAP
4 1 (1.32%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (1.32%) Power BI
4 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (6.58%) GitLab
1 5 (6.58%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.63%) JIRA
3 1 (1.32%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.32%) Maven
3 1 (1.32%) Subversion
General
1 10 (13.16%) Finance
2 2 (2.63%) Law
3 1 (1.32%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.32%) Legal
3 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 47 (61.84%) Analyst
2 18 (23.68%) Service Analyst
3 15 (19.74%) Support Analyst
4 11 (14.47%) Service Desk Analyst
5 9 (11.84%) Help Desk Analyst
5 9 (11.84%) Project Manager
6 8 (10.53%) Help Desk Support
6 8 (10.53%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 7 (9.21%) Active Directory Analyst
7 7 (9.21%) Active Directory Support
7 7 (9.21%) Active Directory Support Analyst
7 7 (9.21%) Business Analyst
7 7 (9.21%) Citrix Analyst
7 7 (9.21%) Citrix Support
7 7 (9.21%) Citrix Support Analyst
7 7 (9.21%) Windows Support Analyst
8 5 (6.58%) Release Manager
9 4 (5.26%) Lead Business Analyst
10 3 (3.95%) Pensions Business Analyst
10 3 (3.95%) SC Cleared Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.32%) .NET
1 1 (1.32%) EJB
1 1 (1.32%) Hibernate
1 1 (1.32%) Java EE
1 1 (1.32%) JSP
1 1 (1.32%) Spring
1 1 (1.32%) Spring MVC
1 1 (1.32%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (10.53%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.26%) Equities
3 4 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (5.26%) User Experience
4 3 (3.95%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.32%) CMDB
5 1 (1.32%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.32%) NHS
5 1 (1.32%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 28 (36.84%) Windows
2 11 (14.47%) Windows 7
3 8 (10.53%) Windows 8
4 5 (6.58%) Windows 10
5 3 (3.95%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.32%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.05%) Incident Management
1 16 (21.05%) ITIL
2 12 (15.79%) Project Management
3 10 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (13.16%) SDLC
3 10 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (11.84%) Systems Analysis
5 8 (10.53%) Data Analysis
6 7 (9.21%) ITSM
6 7 (9.21%) Service Management
6 7 (9.21%) Workshop Facilitation
7 6 (7.89%) Configuration Management
7 6 (7.89%) PRINCE2
7 6 (7.89%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (7.89%) Waterfall
8 5 (6.58%) Agile Project Management
8 5 (6.58%) Data Modelling
8 5 (6.58%) ITIL V3
8 5 (6.58%) RUP
8 5 (6.58%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.26%) SQL
2 3 (3.95%) C
3 1 (1.32%) Java
3 1 (1.32%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.32%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (22.37%) Security Cleared
2 16 (21.05%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.26%) Degree
4 1 (1.32%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.32%) CompTIA Security+
4 1 (1.32%) ISEB
4 1 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.32%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.32%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.58%) QA
2 4 (5.26%) PMO
2 4 (5.26%) SLA
3 2 (2.63%) GDPR
4 1 (1.32%) Def Stans
4 1 (1.32%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 17 (22.37%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.32%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (6.58%) Ansible
1 5 (6.58%) Terraform
2 2 (2.63%) SCCM
3 1 (1.32%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (1.32%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.32%) SCOM
Vendors
1 38 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (15.79%) Citrix
3 3 (3.95%) Lotus
4 2 (2.63%) Remedy
4 2 (2.63%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.32%) Adobe
5 1 (1.32%) BMC
5 1 (1.32%) Cisco
5 1 (1.32%) Compaq
5 1 (1.32%) HP
5 1 (1.32%) IFS
5 1 (1.32%) Novell
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle
5 1 (1.32%) SAP