Period
to 20 November 2017

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 November 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.

Microsoft Office
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 7 17
Rank change year-on-year -51 +10 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 39 134 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 4.92% 15.46% 7.89%
As % of the Applications category 63.93% 71.28% 63.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 61 28
Essex median daily rate £300 £300 £268
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.15% +52.86%
10th Percentile £129 £188 £119
90th Percentile £575 £450 £459
East of England median daily rate £300 £250 £226
% change year-on-year +20.00% +10.62% +29.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 58 48
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
10th Percentile £15.00 £15.75 £15.53
90th Percentile £25.25 £33.48 £31.38
East of England median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -12.12% +13.79% -12.12%

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 61 188 152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 7.69% 21.68% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 88 59
Essex median daily rate £300 £306 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.04% +2.08% +9.09%
10th Percentile £129 £213 £122
90th Percentile £589 £475 £476
East of England median daily rate £325 £313 £320
% change year-on-year +4.00% -2.34% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 73 63
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -13.16% +15.15%
10th Percentile £15.08 £15.75 £15.46
90th Percentile £35.35 £38.75 £41.27
East of England median hourly rate £15.75 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% -9.09%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 10 £475 +58.33%
Basildon -5 6 £300 -
Witham - 5 £550 -
Chelmsford +4 3 £200 -9.09%
Brentwood -14 3 £295 +184.34%
Harlow +4 2 - - 2
Microsoft Office
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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 Microsoft Office.

1 33 (84.62%) Microsoft
2 19 (48.72%) Windows
3 18 (46.15%) Active Directory
4 14 (35.90%) Windows 7
5 10 (25.64%) Microsoft Excel
6 9 (23.08%) MS Visio
6 9 (23.08%) ITIL
6 9 (23.08%) Cisco
7 7 (17.95%) Citrix
7 7 (17.95%) DNS
7 7 (17.95%) Change Management
7 7 (17.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 7 (17.95%) Windows 8
8 6 (15.38%) Office 365
8 6 (15.38%) MS Exchange
8 6 (15.38%) Internet
9 5 (12.82%) Project Management
9 5 (12.82%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (12.82%) DHCP
9 5 (12.82%) Incident Management
9 5 (12.82%) CCNA
9 5 (12.82%) Wealth Management
10 4 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (10.26%) Spreadsheet
10 4 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (10.26%) Data Centre
10 4 (10.26%) Disclosure Scotland
10 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (10.26%) VMware

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 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (7.69%) SharePoint
4 2 (5.13%) IIS
5 1 (2.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.56%) Confluence
5 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.56%) IBM Domino
5 1 (2.56%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 10 (25.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (23.08%) MS Visio
3 7 (17.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (10.26%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.38%) Office 365
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.95%) DNS
2 6 (15.38%) Internet
3 5 (12.82%) DHCP
4 3 (7.69%) Firewall
4 3 (7.69%) WLAN
5 2 (5.13%) 4G
5 2 (5.13%) Broadband
5 2 (5.13%) LAN
5 2 (5.13%) MPLS
5 2 (5.13%) VoIP
5 2 (5.13%) WAN
5 2 (5.13%) WebEx
6 1 (2.56%) VPN
6 1 (2.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) MS Access
1 1 (2.56%) MySQL
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) JIRA
2 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.56%) JIRA Agile
General
1 3 (7.69%) Finance
1 3 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.13%) Publishing
3 1 (2.56%) German Language
3 1 (2.56%) Legal
3 1 (2.56%) Marketing
3 1 (2.56%) Military
Job Titles
1 15 (38.46%) Analyst
2 7 (17.95%) Support Analyst
3 6 (15.38%) Citrix Support
3 6 (15.38%) Help Desk Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) Active Directory Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) Active Directory Support
4 5 (12.82%) Active Directory Support Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) Business Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) Citrix Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) Citrix Support Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) Help Desk Support
4 5 (12.82%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) Windows Support Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Audit Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Compliance Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Compliance Business Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Compliance Specialist
5 4 (10.26%) Service Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Wealth Management Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (10.26%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.69%) Driving Licence
2 3 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.56%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.56%) Clustering
3 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.56%) IPTV
3 1 (2.56%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.56%) NHS
3 1 (2.56%) Replication
3 1 (2.56%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.56%) STB
Operating Systems
1 19 (48.72%) Windows
2 14 (35.90%) Windows 7
3 7 (17.95%) Windows 8
4 2 (5.13%) Windows 10
4 2 (5.13%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.56%) Linux
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.08%) ITIL
2 7 (17.95%) Change Management
3 5 (12.82%) Incident Management
3 5 (12.82%) Project Management
3 5 (12.82%) Wealth Management
4 4 (10.26%) Data Analysis
5 3 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (7.69%) Problem Management
5 3 (7.69%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (5.13%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (5.13%) People Management
6 2 (5.13%) PRINCE
6 2 (5.13%) PRINCE2
6 2 (5.13%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (5.13%) SIEM
6 2 (5.13%) Software Testing
6 2 (5.13%) Strategic Planning
6 2 (5.13%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.56%) C
1 1 (2.56%) Python
1 1 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) CCNA
1 5 (12.82%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (10.26%) Degree
3 3 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (7.69%) CCA
3 3 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (7.69%) MCP
3 3 (7.69%) MCSE
4 2 (5.13%) A+ Certification
4 2 (5.13%) CCNP
4 2 (5.13%) MCSA
5 1 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (2.56%) HNC
5 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.56%) Def Stans
2 1 (2.56%) ISO 9000
2 1 (2.56%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.13%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (5.13%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (2.56%) Terminal Server
4 1 (2.56%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.56%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) SCCM
2 2 (5.13%) ZENworks
3 1 (2.56%) DameWare
Vendors
1 33 (84.62%) Microsoft
2 9 (23.08%) Cisco
3 7 (17.95%) Citrix
4 4 (10.26%) VMware
5 3 (7.69%) ServiceNow
6 2 (5.13%) Avaya
6 2 (5.13%) HP
6 2 (5.13%) Kaspersky
7 1 (2.56%) Adobe
7 1 (2.56%) IBM
7 1 (2.56%) Lotus
7 1 (2.56%) McAfee