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 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 22 14 18
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +4
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 168 211 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 6.44% 8.15% 7.56%
As % of the Applications category 49.85% 51.34% 58.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 92 58
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£287 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £141 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 15
Average hourly rate £15.75 £19.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.10% +35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £15.60 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £27.20 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -9.37%
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
337 411 277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 12.92% 15.87% 13.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 190 100
Average daily rate £285 £308 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.31% -23.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 32 27
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.70 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.43% +6.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.90 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £27.20 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.80 £15.00 £15.13
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -0.82%

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 23 January 2015.

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
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 23 January 2015. 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 0 77 £250 -28.57% 22
Bracknell +8 18 £250 -31.03% 6
Slough -2 14 £450 +118.18% 8
Newbury +5 13 £350 +18.14% 3
Maidenhead -4 12 £293 -26.81% 6
Wokingham +3 1 £350 - 1
Hungerford - - - - 7
Thatcham - - - - 1
Windsor - - - - 2
MS Excel
South East

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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.

1 232 (65.54%) Microsoft
2 120 (33.90%) MS Office
3 91 (25.71%) Telecoms
4 76 (21.47%) Windows
5 72 (20.34%) MS PowerPoint
6 66 (18.64%) MS Project
7 61 (17.23%) Project Management
8 56 (15.82%) Degree
9 55 (15.54%) PRINCE2
10 54 (15.25%) Active Directory
11 52 (14.69%) SQL
12 51 (14.41%) ITIL
13 45 (12.71%) MS Visio
14 43 (12.15%) Analytical Skills
15 42 (11.86%) Finance
16 40 (11.30%) Security Cleared
17 33 (9.32%) MS Exchange
17 33 (9.32%) SLA
18 31 (8.76%) SharePoint
19 27 (7.63%) Agile Software Development
20 26 (7.34%) VMware
20 26 (7.34%) SQL Server
21 25 (7.06%) .NET
22 23 (6.50%) SAN
22 23 (6.50%) Stakeholder Management
23 21 (5.93%) Programme Management
23 21 (5.93%) CRM
23 21 (5.93%) SC Cleared
23 21 (5.93%) Windows 7
24 20 (5.65%) Dynamics CRM

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 33 (9.32%) MS Exchange
2 31 (8.76%) SharePoint
3 17 (4.80%) Exchange Server 2003
3 17 (4.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (3.67%) SharePoint 2013
5 11 (3.11%) SharePoint 2010
6 9 (2.54%) Lync
7 8 (2.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 8 (2.26%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (2.26%) Live Communications Server
7 8 (2.26%) SharePoint Server
8 7 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (1.98%) IIS
9 5 (1.41%) IBM Notes
9 5 (1.41%) CMS
10 4 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (1.13%) GroupWise
10 4 (1.13%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (0.85%) WordPress
11 3 (0.85%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 120 (33.90%) MS Office
2 72 (20.34%) MS PowerPoint
3 66 (18.64%) MS Project
4 45 (12.71%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.41%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (1.41%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.56%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 20 (5.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.13%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.56%) SAP IS-U
4 2 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.28%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.28%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.28%) SAP SEM
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.26%) PaaS
1 8 (2.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.41%) Office 365
3 3 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.56%) SaaS
5 1 (0.28%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 23 (6.50%) SAN
2 19 (5.37%) Internet
3 14 (3.95%) LAN
4 13 (3.67%) WAN
5 12 (3.39%) TCP/IP
6 11 (3.11%) DNS
6 11 (3.11%) 3G
7 10 (2.82%) Radio Access Network
7 10 (2.82%) 2G
7 10 (2.82%) Firewall
7 10 (2.82%) Ethernet
8 9 (2.54%) VPN
9 7 (1.98%) ATM
9 7 (1.98%) SDH
10 6 (1.69%) FTP
11 5 (1.41%) LTE
12 4 (1.13%) 4G
12 4 (1.13%) Wireless
12 4 (1.13%) POP3
12 4 (1.13%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (7.34%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (1.69%) MS Access
4 6 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (1.41%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (1.13%) SAP BW
6 4 (1.13%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (1.13%) DB2
6 4 (1.13%) Oracle Discoverer
6 4 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.85%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (0.85%) OLAP
7 3 (0.85%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.56%) IBM InfoSphere
8 2 (0.56%) SAP HANA
8 2 (0.56%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 6 (1.69%) MSTest
2 5 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.13%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.85%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.85%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (0.56%) MSI
5 2 (0.56%) StarTeam
5 2 (0.56%) Subversion
6 1 (0.28%) JIRA
6 1 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 91 (25.71%) Telecoms
2 42 (11.86%) Finance
3 18 (5.08%) Marketing
3 18 (5.08%) Retail
4 11 (3.11%) Billing
5 6 (1.69%) Back Office
5 6 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (1.41%) Automotive
6 5 (1.41%) Legal
6 5 (1.41%) Publishing
7 3 (0.85%) Advertising
7 3 (0.85%) Games
8 2 (0.56%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.56%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.28%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.28%) German Language
9 1 (0.28%) Portuguese Language
9 1 (0.28%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.28%) Banking
9 1 (0.28%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 44 (12.43%) Analyst
2 38 (10.73%) Coordinator
3 29 (8.19%) Administrator
4 27 (7.63%) Project Coordinator
5 22 (6.21%) Developer
6 17 (4.80%) Architect
6 17 (4.80%) Support Engineer
6 17 (4.80%) Data Analyst
7 16 (4.52%) Project Manager
8 13 (3.67%) Project Administrator
9 12 (3.39%) Consultant
10 10 (2.82%) Design Engineer
10 10 (2.82%) Technical Architect
10 10 (2.82%) Programme Coordinator
11 9 (2.54%) Technical Writer
12 8 (2.26%) Field Engineer
12 8 (2.26%) Junior
12 8 (2.26%) Team Leader
12 8 (2.26%) Billing Analyst
12 8 (2.26%) Service Desk Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (7.06%) .NET
2 11 (3.11%) CSS
2 11 (3.11%) XML
3 10 (2.82%) HTML
4 9 (2.54%) .NET Framework
4 9 (2.54%) ASP.NET
5 8 (2.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 8 (2.26%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 8 (2.26%) Unity DI Container
5 8 (2.26%) ASP.NET Web API
6 6 (1.69%) Web Services
7 4 (1.13%) Middleware
7 4 (1.13%) Application Packaging
7 4 (1.13%) jQuery
8 3 (0.85%) SOAP
9 2 (0.56%) HTML5
9 2 (0.56%) REST
9 2 (0.56%) CSS3
9 2 (0.56%) FuelPHP
9 2 (0.56%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 43 (12.15%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (5.65%) Management Information System
3 15 (4.24%) Blackberry
3 15 (4.24%) Clustering
4 14 (3.95%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.26%) Inversion of Control
5 8 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (0.85%) Open Source
6 3 (0.85%) PMI
6 3 (0.85%) Replication
6 3 (0.85%) Performance Metrics
6 3 (0.85%) Social Media
6 3 (0.85%) iPad
7 2 (0.56%) User Experience
7 2 (0.56%) SecurID
8 1 (0.28%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.28%) Life Science
8 1 (0.28%) Wiki
8 1 (0.28%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 76 (21.47%) Windows
2 21 (5.93%) Windows 7
3 17 (4.80%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (4.52%) Windows XP
5 14 (3.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (3.67%) Linux
7 9 (2.54%) UNIX
8 6 (1.69%) Windows 8
9 5 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.85%) Android
10 3 (0.85%) Windows Vista
10 3 (0.85%) AIX
11 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.28%) SUSE
11 1 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (17.23%) Project Management
2 55 (15.54%) PRINCE2
3 51 (14.41%) ITIL
4 27 (7.63%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (6.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 21 (5.93%) Programme Management
6 21 (5.93%) CRM
7 18 (5.08%) Time Management
8 15 (4.24%) Migration
9 14 (3.95%) Data Analysis
10 13 (3.67%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (3.67%) Service Management
10 13 (3.67%) Service Delivery
11 12 (3.39%) Data Entry
12 11 (3.11%) Use Case
12 11 (3.11%) Incident Management
12 11 (3.11%) MVC
12 11 (3.11%) High Availability
13 10 (2.82%) E-Commerce
14 9 (2.54%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 52 (14.69%) SQL
2 20 (5.65%) C#
3 9 (2.54%) VBA
4 8 (2.26%) Java
4 8 (2.26%) JavaScript
4 8 (2.26%) C++
5 6 (1.69%) VC++
5 6 (1.69%) PowerShell
6 4 (1.13%) PL/SQL
6 4 (1.13%) T-SQL
6 4 (1.13%) VBScript
6 4 (1.13%) VB
6 4 (1.13%) ABAP
7 3 (0.85%) Perl
8 2 (0.56%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.56%) PHP
8 2 (0.56%) C
9 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.28%) X++
9 1 (0.28%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 56 (15.82%) Degree
2 40 (11.30%) Security Cleared
3 21 (5.93%) SC Cleared
4 19 (5.37%) DV Cleared
5 13 (3.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (2.26%) PMI Certification
9 7 (1.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 6 (1.69%) MCSE
10 6 (1.69%) HND
10 6 (1.69%) CCNA
10 6 (1.69%) MCTS
11 5 (1.41%) MCITP
11 5 (1.41%) PMP
12 4 (1.13%) CIMA
12 4 (1.13%) ACCA
12 4 (1.13%) MCP
12 4 (1.13%) CCNP
13 3 (0.85%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (9.32%) SLA
2 7 (1.98%) QA
3 6 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.56%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.28%) P3O
5 1 (0.28%) Solvency II
System Software
1 54 (15.25%) Active Directory
2 18 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (3.95%) Hyper-V
4 11 (3.11%) vSphere
5 4 (1.13%) KVM
5 4 (1.13%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.85%) XenApp
7 2 (0.56%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.56%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.28%) XenServer
8 1 (0.28%) NLBS
8 1 (0.28%) Firmware
8 1 (0.28%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.28%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 8 (2.26%) SCCM
2 5 (1.41%) SCOM
3 3 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.56%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.28%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.28%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.28%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.28%) WMI
5 1 (0.28%) MOM
5 1 (0.28%) Nagios
5 1 (0.28%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.28%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.28%) Check_MK
5 1 (0.28%) EdgeSight
5 1 (0.28%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 232 (65.54%) Microsoft
2 26 (7.34%) VMware
3 20 (5.65%) Citrix
4 19 (5.37%) Oracle
5 18 (5.08%) SAP
6 15 (4.24%) Cisco
7 14 (3.95%) Remedy
8 13 (3.67%) HP
9 9 (2.54%) IBM
10 8 (2.26%) Amdocs
11 7 (1.98%) CA
11 7 (1.98%) Dell
11 7 (1.98%) Business Objects
12 5 (1.41%) Lotus
12 5 (1.41%) TOWER Software
13 4 (1.13%) Novell
13 4 (1.13%) Huawei
14 3 (0.85%) Ericsson
14 3 (0.85%) Adobe
14 3 (0.85%) CheckPoint
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