Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 28 17
Rank change year-on-year -14 -11 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 44 64 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 6.74% 7.90% 7.52%
As % of the Applications category 62.86% 58.18% 56.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 33 18
Essex median daily rate £325 £275 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +19.57% +43.75%
10th Percentile £130 £174 £146
90th Percentile £670 £373 £341
East of England median daily rate £300 £230 £244
% change year-on-year +30.43% -5.54% +52.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 23 48
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
10th Percentile £15.75 £15.75 £15.00
90th Percentile £18.90 £38.75 £19.50
East of England median hourly rate £13.50 £15.75 £15.25
% change year-on-year -14.29% +3.28% -7.58%

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 70 110 138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 10.72% 13.58% 13.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 66 53
Essex median daily rate £488 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +62.50% - +20.00%
10th Percentile £130 £181 £160
90th Percentile £640 £475 £478
East of England median daily rate £345 £300 £360
% change year-on-year +15.00% -16.67% +30.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 29 62
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
10th Percentile £15.75 £15.75 £15.00
90th Percentile £39.10 £38.75 £39.73
East of England median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -15.15% - -

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 22 February 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
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 22 February 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
Colchester -1 8 £475 +72.73%
Witham - 7 £550 -
Basildon +6 6 £300 -7.69%
Chelmsford +3 4 £295 +50.32% 2
Southend-on-Sea -5 3 £650 +225.00% 1
Brentwood - 3 - -
Harlow 0 1 - - 1
Microsoft Office
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 34 (77.27%) Microsoft
2 17 (38.64%) Windows
3 16 (36.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (36.36%) Active Directory
4 13 (29.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (27.27%) Windows 7
6 10 (22.73%) Change Management
7 9 (20.45%) Project Management
7 9 (20.45%) Citrix
8 8 (18.18%) MS Visio
8 8 (18.18%) Finance
8 8 (18.18%) Office 365
8 8 (18.18%) Windows 10
9 7 (15.91%) Windows 8
9 7 (15.91%) Wealth Management
9 7 (15.91%) Risk Management
9 7 (15.91%) Internet
9 7 (15.91%) DNS
10 6 (13.64%) Cisco
10 6 (13.64%) DHCP
10 6 (13.64%) MS Exchange
10 6 (13.64%) Degree
10 6 (13.64%) Incident Management
11 5 (11.36%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (11.36%) Security Cleared
11 5 (11.36%) Programme Management
11 5 (11.36%) MPLS
11 5 (11.36%) Avaya
11 5 (11.36%) CCNA
11 5 (11.36%) Broadband

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 (13.64%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.55%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.27%) Confluence
3 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.27%) IBM Domino
3 1 (2.27%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 16 (36.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (29.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (18.18%) MS Visio
4 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (9.09%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (6.82%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 8 (18.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.91%) DNS
1 7 (15.91%) Internet
2 6 (13.64%) DHCP
3 5 (11.36%) Broadband
3 5 (11.36%) MPLS
3 5 (11.36%) VoIP
4 3 (6.82%) 4G
5 2 (4.55%) LAN
5 2 (4.55%) WAN
5 2 (4.55%) WebEx
5 2 (4.55%) WLAN
6 1 (2.27%) Firewall
6 1 (2.27%) VPN
6 1 (2.27%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) MSI
2 1 (2.27%) JIRA
2 1 (2.27%) JIRA Agile
General
1 8 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) German Language
2 1 (2.27%) Publishing
2 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (36.36%) Analyst
2 9 (20.45%) Support Analyst
3 7 (15.91%) Citrix Support
4 6 (13.64%) Active Directory Analyst
4 6 (13.64%) Active Directory Support
4 6 (13.64%) Active Directory Support Analyst
4 6 (13.64%) Citrix Analyst
4 6 (13.64%) Citrix Support Analyst
4 6 (13.64%) Help Desk Analyst
4 6 (13.64%) Help Desk Support
4 6 (13.64%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 6 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (13.64%) Windows Support Analyst
5 5 (11.36%) 1st Line Support
5 5 (11.36%) Business Analyst
5 5 (11.36%) Project Manager
6 4 (9.09%) Audit Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) Project Controller
6 4 (9.09%) Service Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.82%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.82%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.27%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 17 (38.64%) Windows
2 12 (27.27%) Windows 7
3 8 (18.18%) Windows 10
4 7 (15.91%) Windows 8
5 2 (4.55%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.73%) Change Management
2 9 (20.45%) Project Management
3 7 (15.91%) Risk Management
3 7 (15.91%) Wealth Management
4 6 (13.64%) Incident Management
5 5 (11.36%) Programme Management
5 5 (11.36%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (9.09%) ANOVA
6 4 (9.09%) Budget Control
6 4 (9.09%) Data Analysis
6 4 (9.09%) Earned Value Management
6 4 (9.09%) ITIL
6 4 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (9.09%) Project Planning
6 4 (9.09%) Risk Analysis
6 4 (9.09%) Work Breakdown Structure
7 3 (6.82%) Line Management
8 2 (4.55%) Acceptance Criteria
8 2 (4.55%) Conflict Management
8 2 (4.55%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.82%) C
2 2 (4.55%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.27%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (13.64%) Degree
2 5 (11.36%) CCNA
2 5 (11.36%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (11.36%) Security Cleared
3 4 (9.09%) CCA
3 4 (9.09%) Citrix Certification
3 4 (9.09%) MCP
3 4 (9.09%) MCSE
3 4 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.82%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.27%) A+ Certification
5 1 (2.27%) CCNP
5 1 (2.27%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.27%) Def Stans
2 1 (2.27%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 16 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.55%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) SCCM
2 2 (4.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 34 (77.27%) Microsoft
2 9 (20.45%) Citrix
3 6 (13.64%) Cisco
4 5 (11.36%) Avaya
5 3 (6.82%) Kaspersky
6 1 (2.27%) IBM
6 1 (2.27%) Lotus
6 1 (2.27%) SAP
6 1 (2.27%) ServiceNow