The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the Berkshire region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 13 24 13
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -11
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 193 157 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 7.68% 6.42% 7.56%
As % of the Applications category 49.36% 47.01% 51.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 45 95
Average daily rate
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£349 £324 £357
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.79% -9.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £131 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 9
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £8.00 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £25.20 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.98 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.13% -6.37%
Applications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
391 334 460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 15.57% 13.65% 14.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 107 171
Average daily rate £329 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £140 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £305
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 37 28
Average hourly rate £17.04 £16.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.46% -12.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £8.00 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £30.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
MS Excel
South East

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +7 80 £400 +7.02% 23
Bracknell +3 19 £213 -24.10% 4
Slough +5 17 £263 -19.23% 16
Maidenhead +2 10 £210 -40.63% 8
Newbury 0 10 £325 -18.75% 5
Wokingham 0 2 - - 6
Windsor -2 2 - - 1
Thatcham - - - -
Hungerford - - - - 3
MS Excel
South East

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 266 (61.43%) Microsoft
2 163 (37.64%) MS Office
3 112 (25.87%) Windows
4 104 (24.02%) Finance
5 89 (20.55%) Telecoms
6 85 (19.63%) MS PowerPoint
7 74 (17.09%) Active Directory
8 73 (16.86%) Project Management
9 69 (15.94%) MS Project
10 64 (14.78%) Security Cleared
11 62 (14.32%) Degree
12 61 (14.09%) SQL
13 55 (12.70%) SQL Server
14 48 (11.09%) PRINCE2
14 48 (11.09%) SharePoint
15 47 (10.85%) ITIL
16 41 (9.47%) MS Visio
17 39 (9.01%) Windows 7
18 37 (8.55%) .NET
19 35 (8.08%) C#
19 35 (8.08%) Marketing
19 35 (8.08%) SC Cleared
20 34 (7.85%) Windows Server 2003
21 31 (7.16%) SAP
22 30 (6.93%) Migration
23 29 (6.70%) MS Access
24 28 (6.47%) Windows Server 2008
25 27 (6.24%) MS Exchange
26 25 (5.77%) Workflow
26 25 (5.77%) SLA

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 48 (11.09%) SharePoint
2 27 (6.24%) MS Exchange
3 23 (5.31%) IIS
4 14 (3.23%) SharePoint Server
5 8 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (1.62%) Lync
6 7 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (1.62%) CMS
7 5 (1.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (1.15%) ArcGIS
7 5 (1.15%) IBM Notes
8 4 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.69%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.46%) Magnolia
10 2 (0.46%) Zimbra
11 1 (0.23%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 163 (37.64%) MS Office
2 85 (19.63%) MS PowerPoint
3 69 (15.94%) MS Project
4 41 (9.47%) MS Visio
5 10 (2.31%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (1.62%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.69%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.46%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.23%) FastStats
9 1 (0.23%) SPSS
9 1 (0.23%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 9 (2.08%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.23%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.23%) Changepoint
4 1 (0.23%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.23%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.08%) Office 365
2 6 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.46%) SaaS
4 1 (0.23%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 25 (5.77%) TCP/IP
2 23 (5.31%) VPN
2 23 (5.31%) Internet
3 22 (5.08%) DNS
4 17 (3.93%) LAN
5 16 (3.70%) LTE
6 15 (3.46%) 3G
7 14 (3.23%) Firewall
7 14 (3.23%) SAN
7 14 (3.23%) LDAP
8 13 (3.00%) Radio Access Network
9 12 (2.77%) WAN
9 12 (2.77%) DHCP
10 10 (2.31%) ATM
10 10 (2.31%) 2G
11 9 (2.08%) OSPF
12 8 (1.85%) Intranet
12 8 (1.85%) Ethernet
13 7 (1.62%) SDH
13 7 (1.62%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (12.70%) SQL Server
2 29 (6.70%) MS Access
3 19 (4.39%) SQL Server 2005
4 13 (3.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (3.00%) IDOL
5 12 (2.77%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (2.54%) Data Mining
7 9 (2.08%) OLAP
7 9 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (1.62%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (1.62%) DTS
10 6 (1.39%) Crystal Reports
10 6 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (1.15%) QlikView
11 5 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (0.92%) BusinessObjects XI
12 4 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.69%) Star Schema
13 3 (0.69%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 20 (4.62%) Visual Studio
2 7 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.69%) StarTeam
4 2 (0.46%) Ranorex
4 2 (0.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.23%) MSTest
5 1 (0.23%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.23%) PVCS
5 1 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.23%) NUnit
General
1 104 (24.02%) Finance
2 89 (20.55%) Telecoms
3 35 (8.08%) Marketing
4 10 (2.31%) Retail
5 9 (2.08%) Billing
6 8 (1.85%) Publishing
7 7 (1.62%) Games
7 7 (1.62%) Legal
8 5 (1.15%) Automotive
8 5 (1.15%) Mandarin Language
8 5 (1.15%) German Language
9 4 (0.92%) Back Office
10 3 (0.69%) Military
10 3 (0.69%) Banking
10 3 (0.69%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.46%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.23%) Advertising
12 1 (0.23%) Law
12 1 (0.23%) Electronics
12 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 80 (18.48%) Analyst
2 42 (9.70%) Administrator
3 38 (8.78%) Coordinator
4 34 (7.85%) Project Manager
5 33 (7.62%) Developer
6 26 (6.00%) Project Coordinator
7 20 (4.62%) Project Administrator
8 17 (3.93%) Architect
8 17 (3.93%) Consultant
9 16 (3.70%) Support Engineer
10 14 (3.23%) Service Analyst
10 14 (3.23%) Business Analyst
11 13 (3.00%) Support Analyst
12 11 (2.54%) Design Engineer
12 11 (2.54%) Service Manager
12 11 (2.54%) Service Desk Analyst
12 11 (2.54%) SharePoint Developer
13 9 (2.08%) 1st Line Support
13 9 (2.08%) Field Engineer
14 8 (1.85%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (8.55%) .NET
2 23 (5.31%) ASP.NET
3 19 (4.39%) XML
4 15 (3.46%) Web Services
5 12 (2.77%) .NET Framework
6 11 (2.54%) HTML
7 8 (1.85%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 7 (1.62%) DCOM
9 6 (1.39%) CSS
10 5 (1.15%) REST
10 5 (1.15%) WPF
11 4 (0.92%) OAuth
11 4 (0.92%) MDX
11 4 (0.92%) Middleware
12 3 (0.69%) WCF
12 3 (0.69%) HTML5
13 2 (0.46%) jQuery
13 2 (0.46%) XSD
13 2 (0.46%) SOAP
14 1 (0.23%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 16 (3.70%) Management Information System
2 12 (2.77%) PKI
3 11 (2.54%) Blackberry
4 9 (2.08%) Clustering
5 8 (1.85%) Computer Science
5 8 (1.85%) Data Extraction
6 7 (1.62%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.39%) EPoS
8 5 (1.15%) NHS
8 5 (1.15%) Replication
9 4 (0.92%) GIS
10 3 (0.69%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.69%) iPhone
10 3 (0.69%) CMDB
10 3 (0.69%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.46%) Blog
11 2 (0.46%) IBM Mainframe
11 2 (0.46%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.46%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 112 (25.87%) Windows
2 39 (9.01%) Windows 7
3 34 (7.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 28 (6.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (4.16%) Windows XP
6 16 (3.70%) Windows 8
7 9 (2.08%) Linux
8 8 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (1.62%) UNIX
10 5 (1.15%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.69%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.46%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.46%) Android
12 2 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.23%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.23%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.23%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (16.86%) Project Management
2 48 (11.09%) PRINCE2
3 47 (10.85%) ITIL
4 30 (6.93%) Migration
5 25 (5.77%) Workflow
5 25 (5.77%) Service Delivery
6 21 (4.85%) Stakeholder Management
7 19 (4.39%) Service Management
7 19 (4.39%) Business Intelligence
8 17 (3.93%) Web Development
9 15 (3.46%) CRM
10 14 (3.23%) Configuration Management
11 13 (3.00%) Programme Management
11 13 (3.00%) Performance Management
12 12 (2.77%) Performance Analysis
12 12 (2.77%) Risk Management
12 12 (2.77%) Change Management
12 12 (2.77%) Data Analysis
13 11 (2.54%) Document Management
13 11 (2.54%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 61 (14.09%) SQL
2 35 (8.08%) C#
3 23 (5.31%) PowerShell
4 22 (5.08%) T-SQL
5 14 (3.23%) VB
5 14 (3.23%) VBA
6 10 (2.31%) VBScript
7 7 (1.62%) C++
8 6 (1.39%) JavaScript
9 5 (1.15%) C
10 4 (0.92%) Java
11 3 (0.69%) Perl
11 3 (0.69%) Lua
12 2 (0.46%) VB6
13 1 (0.23%) Ruby
13 1 (0.23%) X++
13 1 (0.23%) Python
13 1 (0.23%) XQuery
13 1 (0.23%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.23%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 64 (14.78%) Security Cleared
2 62 (14.32%) Degree
3 35 (8.08%) SC Cleared
4 25 (5.77%) DV Cleared
5 18 (4.16%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (2.77%) MCSE
7 9 (2.08%) HND
7 9 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (1.39%) PMI Certification
9 6 (1.39%) MCTS
9 6 (1.39%) MCP
9 6 (1.39%) CCNA
9 6 (1.39%) ISEB
10 5 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (1.15%) MCITP
10 5 (1.15%) PMP
11 4 (0.92%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.92%) CISSP
11 4 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.77%) SLA
2 16 (3.70%) QA
3 2 (0.46%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.46%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.46%) COBIT
4 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 74 (17.09%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.08%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.62%) vSphere
5 5 (1.15%) XenDesktop
5 5 (1.15%) NLBS
6 4 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.69%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.69%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.69%) XenApp
8 2 (0.46%) XenServer
8 2 (0.46%) NFS
8 2 (0.46%) vCloud
9 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.23%) Samba
9 1 (0.23%) MetaFrame
9 1 (0.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.23%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 19 (4.39%) SCCM
2 12 (2.77%) SCOM
3 7 (1.62%) WMI
4 6 (1.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (1.39%) OPNET
5 4 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (0.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (0.46%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.46%) Netcool
7 2 (0.46%) WSUS
7 2 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.23%) nmon
8 1 (0.23%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.23%) Netcool/Webtop
8 1 (0.23%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.23%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 1 (0.23%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.23%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 266 (61.43%) Microsoft
2 31 (7.16%) SAP
3 22 (5.08%) Oracle
4 19 (4.39%) Citrix
4 19 (4.39%) VMware
5 16 (3.70%) Cisco
6 15 (3.46%) Business Objects
6 15 (3.46%) Remedy
7 11 (2.54%) Meridio
8 9 (2.08%) HP
9 8 (1.85%) BT
10 7 (1.62%) Nortel
11 6 (1.39%) Apple
11 6 (1.39%) Huawei
12 5 (1.15%) TOWER Software
12 5 (1.15%) Symantec
12 5 (1.15%) CA
12 5 (1.15%) Lotus
13 4 (0.92%) NetApp
13 4 (0.92%) IBM
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