The table below looks at the statistics for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 13 17 13
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 189 190 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 7.79% 7.49% 7.97%
As % of the Applications category 52.07% 53.98% 50.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 62 77
Average daily rate
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£365 £290 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.86% -19.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £140 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £311
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +2.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 11
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £12.99
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +34.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £8.33 £10.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.00 £24.90 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.86% -6.25%
MS Excel
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Applications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
363 352 473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 14.96% 13.88% 15.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 123 141
Average daily rate £360 £250 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.00% -24.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £138 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 31 32
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £8.99 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £30.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.29%

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Excel Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

MS Excel
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Excel across the Berkshire region.

MS Excel Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

MS Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

MS Excel Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel across the Berkshire region.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

MS Excel
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Excel within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +2 80 £400 +3.89% 23
Bracknell +3 22 £275 -9.09% 4
Slough +2 18 £198 +12.85% 10
Newbury +5 8 £400 +99.75% 1
Maidenhead -3 7 £293 -17.31% 2
Wokingham +1 2 - - 1
Windsor -1 1 - - 3
Hungerford - - - -
MS Excel
South East

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing MS Excel also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MS Excel.

1 242 (60.96%) Microsoft
2 138 (34.76%) MS Office
3 103 (25.94%) Windows
4 86 (21.66%) Finance
5 82 (20.65%) Telecoms
6 79 (19.90%) MS PowerPoint
7 75 (18.89%) MS Project
8 72 (18.14%) Project Management
9 67 (16.88%) Security Cleared
10 62 (15.62%) Active Directory
11 54 (13.60%) Degree
12 52 (13.10%) PRINCE2
13 51 (12.85%) ITIL
13 51 (12.85%) SQL
14 50 (12.59%) SQL Server
15 45 (11.34%) SharePoint
16 40 (10.08%) MS Visio
17 39 (9.82%) SC Cleared
18 38 (9.57%) .NET
19 37 (9.32%) Windows Server 2003
20 33 (8.31%) Windows 7
21 32 (8.06%) C#
22 30 (7.56%) MS Exchange
23 29 (7.30%) Marketing
24 27 (6.80%) SLA
24 27 (6.80%) Migration
24 27 (6.80%) Windows Server 2008
25 25 (6.30%) DV Cleared
25 25 (6.30%) Internet
26 24 (6.05%) SAP

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing MS Excel also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MS Excel. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 45 (11.34%) SharePoint
2 30 (7.56%) MS Exchange
3 17 (4.28%) IIS
4 14 (3.53%) SharePoint Server
5 8 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (1.51%) Lync
7 6 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (1.26%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (1.26%) IBM Notes
9 4 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (1.01%) CMS
9 4 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.76%) ArcGIS
11 2 (0.50%) Zimbra
11 2 (0.50%) Magnolia
12 1 (0.25%) TIBCO EMS
12 1 (0.25%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 138 (34.76%) MS Office
2 79 (19.90%) MS PowerPoint
3 75 (18.89%) MS Project
4 40 (10.08%) MS Visio
5 10 (2.52%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (1.76%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.25%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.25%) SPSS
7 1 (0.25%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 6 (1.51%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.25%) Changepoint
4 1 (0.25%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.25%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.25%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.25%) SAP SEM
4 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.25%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.25%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.25%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.76%) Office 365
3 3 (0.76%) PaaS
4 1 (0.25%) GitHub
4 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 25 (6.30%) Internet
2 20 (5.04%) TCP/IP
3 19 (4.79%) LAN
3 19 (4.79%) DNS
4 17 (4.28%) Firewall
5 14 (3.53%) WAN
6 13 (3.27%) VPN
6 13 (3.27%) SAN
7 12 (3.02%) LDAP
8 10 (2.52%) 3G
8 10 (2.52%) LTE
9 9 (2.27%) Intranet
10 8 (2.02%) VoIP
10 8 (2.02%) DHCP
10 8 (2.02%) Radio Access Network
11 5 (1.26%) 2G
11 5 (1.26%) Network Security
11 5 (1.26%) ATM
12 4 (1.01%) SSL
12 4 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (12.59%) SQL Server
2 22 (5.54%) MS Access
3 19 (4.79%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (3.02%) IDOL
5 11 (2.77%) Data Mining
5 11 (2.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (2.27%) OLAP
7 8 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (2.02%) DTS
7 8 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (1.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (1.01%) QlikView
10 4 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (1.01%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.76%) Star Schema
11 3 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2000
12 2 (0.50%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 21 (5.29%) Visual Studio
2 8 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.01%) MSTest
4 2 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.50%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.25%) NUnit
5 1 (0.25%) PVCS
5 1 (0.25%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.25%) Ranorex
5 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 86 (21.66%) Finance
2 82 (20.65%) Telecoms
3 29 (7.30%) Marketing
4 13 (3.27%) Retail
5 11 (2.77%) Billing
6 7 (1.76%) Legal
7 5 (1.26%) Automotive
8 4 (1.01%) Back Office
8 4 (1.01%) Publishing
8 4 (1.01%) German Language
9 3 (0.76%) Military
10 2 (0.50%) Banking
10 2 (0.50%) Games
10 2 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.50%) Advertising
11 1 (0.25%) Korean Language
11 1 (0.25%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.25%) Mandarin Language
11 1 (0.25%) French Language
11 1 (0.25%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 66 (16.62%) Analyst
2 44 (11.08%) Administrator
3 40 (10.08%) Coordinator
4 32 (8.06%) Developer
5 31 (7.81%) Project Manager
6 30 (7.56%) Project Coordinator
7 27 (6.80%) Project Administrator
8 18 (4.53%) Architect
9 16 (4.03%) Consultant
10 14 (3.53%) Support Engineer
11 13 (3.27%) Service Manager
11 13 (3.27%) SharePoint Developer
12 11 (2.77%) PMO Administrator
12 11 (2.77%) Service Analyst
13 10 (2.52%) Project Office Administrator
14 9 (2.27%) Service Desk Analyst
14 9 (2.27%) Field Engineer
14 9 (2.27%) Business Analyst
14 9 (2.27%) Junior
14 9 (2.27%) Programme Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (9.57%) .NET
2 22 (5.54%) ASP.NET
3 20 (5.04%) XML
4 16 (4.03%) Web Services
4 16 (4.03%) .NET Framework
5 9 (2.27%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 8 (2.02%) DCOM
7 6 (1.51%) HTML
8 5 (1.26%) REST
8 5 (1.26%) WPF
9 4 (1.01%) Middleware
9 4 (1.01%) OAuth
9 4 (1.01%) CSS
9 4 (1.01%) WCF
10 3 (0.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 3 (0.76%) Managed Extensibility Framework
10 3 (0.76%) Unity DI Container
10 3 (0.76%) ASP.NET Web API
11 2 (0.50%) MDX
11 2 (0.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.04%) Management Information System
2 12 (3.02%) PKI
2 12 (3.02%) Blackberry
3 8 (2.02%) Data Extraction
4 7 (1.76%) Mobile App
4 7 (1.76%) Computer Science
5 6 (1.51%) Clustering
6 5 (1.26%) EPoS
6 5 (1.26%) NHS
7 4 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (0.76%) Replication
8 3 (0.76%) CMDB
8 3 (0.76%) iPhone
8 3 (0.76%) Inversion of Control
8 3 (0.76%) iPad
9 2 (0.50%) Blog
9 2 (0.50%) SecurID
9 2 (0.50%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.50%) GIS
10 1 (0.25%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 103 (25.94%) Windows
2 37 (9.32%) Windows Server 2003
3 33 (8.31%) Windows 7
4 27 (6.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (4.79%) Windows 8
6 17 (4.28%) Windows XP
7 12 (3.02%) Linux
8 9 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (2.02%) UNIX
10 5 (1.26%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.76%) Windows NT
11 3 (0.76%) Android
12 2 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.25%) AIX
13 1 (0.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (18.14%) Project Management
2 52 (13.10%) PRINCE2
3 51 (12.85%) ITIL
4 27 (6.80%) Migration
5 23 (5.79%) Workflow
5 23 (5.79%) Service Delivery
6 19 (4.79%) Service Management
6 19 (4.79%) Stakeholder Management
7 18 (4.53%) Web Development
8 16 (4.03%) Programme Management
9 15 (3.78%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (3.27%) Document Management
11 12 (3.02%) Data Analysis
11 12 (3.02%) Risk Management
12 11 (2.77%) Configuration Management
12 11 (2.77%) Performance Management
13 10 (2.52%) Change Control
13 10 (2.52%) Performance Analysis
13 10 (2.52%) Validation
13 10 (2.52%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 51 (12.85%) SQL
2 32 (8.06%) C#
3 21 (5.29%) T-SQL
4 20 (5.04%) PowerShell
5 10 (2.52%) VBA
6 9 (2.27%) VBScript
7 8 (2.02%) C++
8 5 (1.26%) JavaScript
9 4 (1.01%) Java
9 4 (1.01%) VB
10 3 (0.76%) Perl
10 3 (0.76%) C
11 2 (0.50%) VC++
12 1 (0.25%) Python
12 1 (0.25%) XQuery
12 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.25%) PowerHouse
12 1 (0.25%) VB6
12 1 (0.25%) Ruby
12 1 (0.25%) X++
Qualifications
1 67 (16.88%) Security Cleared
2 54 (13.60%) Degree
3 39 (9.82%) SC Cleared
4 25 (6.30%) DV Cleared
5 14 (3.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (2.77%) MCSE
7 8 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (1.76%) PMI Certification
9 6 (1.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 6 (1.51%) MCP
9 6 (1.51%) HND
9 6 (1.51%) PMP
9 6 (1.51%) MCTS
10 5 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 5 (1.26%) CCNA
10 5 (1.26%) ISEB
10 5 (1.26%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (1.01%) CISSP
11 4 (1.01%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (6.80%) SLA
2 14 (3.53%) QA
3 2 (0.50%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.50%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.50%) COBIT
4 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 62 (15.62%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (2.77%) vSphere
3 9 (2.27%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.26%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (1.26%) XenDesktop
5 4 (1.01%) VMware ESX
5 4 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.76%) XenApp
6 3 (0.76%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.50%) NLBS
7 2 (0.50%) XenServer
8 1 (0.25%) vCloud
8 1 (0.25%) KVM
8 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.25%) Samba
8 1 (0.25%) NFS
8 1 (0.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 19 (4.79%) SCCM
2 12 (3.02%) SCOM
3 7 (1.76%) WMI
4 6 (1.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (0.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.50%) Netcool
6 2 (0.50%) WSUS
7 1 (0.25%) Netcool/Webtop
7 1 (0.25%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.25%) nmon
7 1 (0.25%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 1 (0.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.25%) Nagios
7 1 (0.25%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.25%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.25%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 1 (0.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.25%) Check_MK
Vendors
1 242 (60.96%) Microsoft
2 24 (6.05%) SAP
3 19 (4.79%) VMware
4 17 (4.28%) Cisco
5 16 (4.03%) Citrix
5 16 (4.03%) Oracle
6 12 (3.02%) Remedy
6 12 (3.02%) Meridio
7 8 (2.02%) HP
8 6 (1.51%) Business Objects
9 5 (1.26%) IBM
9 5 (1.26%) Lotus
9 5 (1.26%) TOWER Software
9 5 (1.26%) AppSense
10 4 (1.01%) F5
10 4 (1.01%) MobileIron
10 4 (1.01%) Apple
10 4 (1.01%) Symantec
10 4 (1.01%) Dell
10 4 (1.01%) EMC
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