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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 10 14 21
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +7
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 223 200 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 8.79% 7.90% 6.52%
As % of the Applications category 52.35% 48.54% 43.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 68 59
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £318
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -1.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 8
Average hourly rate £18.69 £17.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.77% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £10.42 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.38 £24.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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
426 412 365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 16.79% 16.28% 14.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 147 106
Average daily rate £325 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £163 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £305
% change year-on-year
+7.43% -0.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 30 61
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £13.00 £11.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.07 £24.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-7.93% +1.61%

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 22 May 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
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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 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 +3 106 £350 +9.80% 38
Bracknell +10 22 £300 -23.07% 3
Newbury +3 14 £350 -11.94% 2
Slough -5 11 £125 -55.15% 6
Maidenhead +4 9 £230 +23.48% 3
Wokingham 0 1 - - 1
Hungerford - 1 - - 1
Thatcham - 1 - -
Windsor - 1 - - 1
MS Excel
South East

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 283 (69.36%) Microsoft
2 135 (33.09%) Telecoms
3 127 (31.13%) MS Office
4 104 (25.49%) Windows
5 87 (21.32%) MS PowerPoint
6 78 (19.12%) SQL
7 67 (16.42%) Security Cleared
8 62 (15.20%) Degree
9 60 (14.71%) Project Management
9 60 (14.71%) Active Directory
10 58 (14.22%) SQL Server
11 55 (13.48%) Finance
12 52 (12.75%) Analytical Skills
13 47 (11.52%) Windows 7
13 47 (11.52%) ITIL
14 41 (10.05%) DV Cleared
15 39 (9.56%) Oracle
15 39 (9.56%) Migration
16 38 (9.31%) PRINCE2
16 38 (9.31%) MS Visio
17 34 (8.33%) SharePoint
17 34 (8.33%) MS Project
18 27 (6.62%) Citrix
19 26 (6.37%) Management Information System
19 26 (6.37%) SAP
19 26 (6.37%) Agile Software Development
19 26 (6.37%) Data Analysis
20 25 (6.13%) Linux
21 23 (5.64%) Data Warehouse
21 23 (5.64%) CRM

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 34 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 19 (4.66%) MS Exchange
3 15 (3.68%) Lync
4 13 (3.19%) BizTalk Server
5 11 (2.70%) IIS
6 9 (2.21%) Office Communications Server
7 7 (1.72%) CMS
7 7 (1.72%) IBM Notes
8 6 (1.47%) SAS
8 6 (1.47%) GroupWise
8 6 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (1.23%) ArcGIS
10 4 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (0.98%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (0.98%) WordPress
10 4 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.74%) MS Project Server
12 2 (0.49%) Smallworld
Applications
1 127 (31.13%) MS Office
2 87 (21.32%) MS PowerPoint
3 38 (9.31%) MS Visio
4 34 (8.33%) MS Project
5 5 (1.23%) SPSS
6 4 (0.98%) AutoCAD
6 4 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.74%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 13 (3.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.96%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (1.23%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (0.74%) Changepoint
5 1 (0.25%) HFM
5 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.25%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.21%) Google Analytics
2 7 (1.72%) Office 365
3 5 (1.23%) SaaS
4 4 (0.98%) Adobe Analytics
5 2 (0.49%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.41%) 3G
1 18 (4.41%) Firewall
2 17 (4.17%) Radio Access Network
2 17 (4.17%) TCP/IP
3 15 (3.68%) LTE
4 14 (3.43%) 4G
5 13 (3.19%) VPN
5 13 (3.19%) DNS
6 12 (2.94%) 2G
7 9 (2.21%) Unified Communications
7 9 (2.21%) SAN
8 8 (1.96%) ATM
8 8 (1.96%) Ethernet
8 8 (1.96%) VLAN
9 7 (1.72%) IPsec
9 7 (1.72%) WAN
9 7 (1.72%) VoIP
10 6 (1.47%) 3GPP
10 6 (1.47%) LAN
10 6 (1.47%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (14.22%) SQL Server
2 23 (5.64%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (4.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (3.19%) MS Access
5 10 (2.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (1.47%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 6 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (1.23%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.23%) Oracle Discoverer
8 5 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (1.23%) DB2
9 4 (0.98%) SAP BW
9 4 (0.98%) Big Data
10 3 (0.74%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.74%) SAP HANA
10 3 (0.74%) SAP Data Services
10 3 (0.74%) QlikView
10 3 (0.74%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 18 (4.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (2.45%) SoapUI
3 8 (1.96%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.23%) JIRA
4 5 (1.23%) Fiddler
5 4 (0.98%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (0.74%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.74%) Subversion
6 3 (0.74%) MSI
6 3 (0.74%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.49%) StarTeam
8 1 (0.25%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.25%) TestComplete
8 1 (0.25%) Selenium
8 1 (0.25%) LoadRunner
General
1 135 (33.09%) Telecoms
2 55 (13.48%) Finance
3 23 (5.64%) Marketing
4 11 (2.70%) Electronics
5 7 (1.72%) Legal
6 5 (1.23%) Retail
7 4 (0.98%) Advertising
7 4 (0.98%) Publishing
8 3 (0.74%) German Language
8 3 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.74%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.49%) Games
10 1 (0.25%) Billing
10 1 (0.25%) Banking
10 1 (0.25%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.25%) Portuguese Language
10 1 (0.25%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.25%) Czech Language
10 1 (0.25%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 70 (17.16%) Analyst
2 37 (9.07%) Developer
3 27 (6.62%) Coordinator
4 21 (5.15%) Consultant
4 21 (5.15%) Support Engineer
5 19 (4.66%) Project Manager
5 19 (4.66%) Data Analyst
6 18 (4.41%) Architect
6 18 (4.41%) Administrator
7 17 (4.17%) Rollout Engineer
7 17 (4.17%) Design Engineer
8 15 (3.68%) Project Coordinator
9 12 (2.94%) Solutions Architect
10 11 (2.70%) Test Analyst
11 10 (2.45%) Business Analyst
11 10 (2.45%) Field Engineer
11 10 (2.45%) SQL Developer
12 9 (2.21%) Programmer
13 8 (1.96%) Junior
13 8 (1.96%) Project Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.90%) XML
2 16 (3.92%) WCF
3 15 (3.68%) HTML
3 15 (3.68%) .NET
4 14 (3.43%) Web Services
5 11 (2.70%) SOAP
6 10 (2.45%) WPF
7 9 (2.21%) Application Packaging
7 9 (2.21%) CSS
8 8 (1.96%) XSD
8 8 (1.96%) RESTful
8 8 (1.96%) ASP.NET Web API
9 7 (1.72%) jQuery
10 5 (1.23%) Middleware
11 4 (0.98%) .NET Framework
12 3 (0.74%) XMPP
12 3 (0.74%) ASP.NET
13 2 (0.49%) WebSphere MQ
13 2 (0.49%) Ajax
13 2 (0.49%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 52 (12.75%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (6.37%) Management Information System
3 10 (2.45%) Client/Server
3 10 (2.45%) Computer Science
4 8 (1.96%) PKI
4 8 (1.96%) Social Media
4 8 (1.96%) Mobile Computing
5 7 (1.72%) User Experience
5 7 (1.72%) Clustering
5 7 (1.72%) GIS
6 5 (1.23%) Replication
7 4 (0.98%) IPTV
7 4 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (0.74%) Performance Metrics
8 3 (0.74%) Handset
8 3 (0.74%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.49%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.49%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.49%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.49%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 104 (25.49%) Windows
2 47 (11.52%) Windows 7
3 25 (6.13%) Linux
4 21 (5.15%) UNIX
5 16 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (3.68%) Windows XP
6 15 (3.68%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (2.70%) Windows 8
8 7 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.98%) Solaris
11 3 (0.74%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.74%) AIX
12 2 (0.49%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.49%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.49%) Android
12 2 (0.49%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (14.71%) Project Management
2 47 (11.52%) ITIL
3 39 (9.56%) Migration
4 38 (9.31%) PRINCE2
5 26 (6.37%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (6.37%) Data Analysis
6 23 (5.64%) CRM
6 23 (5.64%) Business Intelligence
6 23 (5.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 19 (4.66%) Service Management
8 15 (3.68%) Service Delivery
9 14 (3.43%) Disaster Recovery
9 14 (3.43%) E-Commerce
9 14 (3.43%) Programme Management
9 14 (3.43%) Scrum
9 14 (3.43%) Analytics
10 12 (2.94%) Project Planning
10 12 (2.94%) Mentoring
10 12 (2.94%) Customer Engagement
11 11 (2.70%) Data Entry
Programming Languages
1 78 (19.12%) SQL
2 21 (5.15%) VBA
3 19 (4.66%) C#
4 15 (3.68%) VB
5 14 (3.43%) T-SQL
5 14 (3.43%) JavaScript
6 10 (2.45%) Java
7 9 (2.21%) PowerShell
8 8 (1.96%) Perl
8 8 (1.96%) VBScript
8 8 (1.96%) C
9 5 (1.23%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 5 (1.23%) MATLAB
10 4 (0.98%) ABAP
11 3 (0.74%) PHP
12 2 (0.49%) C++
12 2 (0.49%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.49%) Python
13 1 (0.25%) C-shell
13 1 (0.25%) VB6
Qualifications
1 67 (16.42%) Security Cleared
2 62 (15.20%) Degree
3 41 (10.05%) DV Cleared
4 20 (4.90%) SC Cleared
5 15 (3.68%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (3.43%) ITIL Certification
7 13 (3.19%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (2.45%) CCNA
8 10 (2.45%) MCITP
9 9 (2.21%) MCTS
9 9 (2.21%) CCNP
10 8 (1.96%) PMP
10 8 (1.96%) PMI Certification
10 8 (1.96%) HND
11 7 (1.72%) MCSE
12 5 (1.23%) HNC
13 4 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 4 (0.98%) Sun Certification
13 4 (0.98%) SCSA
13 4 (0.98%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.94%) QA
2 10 (2.45%) SLA
3 3 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.49%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.25%) P3O
5 1 (0.25%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.25%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 60 (14.71%) Active Directory
2 18 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.72%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.98%) Terminal Services
4 4 (0.98%) XenApp
5 3 (0.74%) BitLocker
5 3 (0.74%) vSphere
5 3 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.49%) ISA Server
6 2 (0.49%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.49%) XenServer
6 2 (0.49%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.25%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 18 (4.41%) SCCM
2 7 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.23%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (0.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (0.74%) Cisco UCCX
5 3 (0.74%) Cisco UCCE
5 3 (0.74%) Cisco IPCC
5 3 (0.74%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.49%) WSUS
6 2 (0.49%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.49%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.25%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.25%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.25%) MOM
7 1 (0.25%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 283 (69.36%) Microsoft
2 39 (9.56%) Oracle
3 27 (6.62%) Citrix
4 26 (6.37%) SAP
5 23 (5.64%) HP
5 23 (5.64%) VMware
6 15 (3.68%) Cisco
6 15 (3.68%) Business Objects
7 13 (3.19%) TOWER Software
8 9 (2.21%) Google
8 9 (2.21%) Remedy
9 8 (1.96%) IBM
9 8 (1.96%) Symantec
9 8 (1.96%) Telerik
10 7 (1.72%) Amdocs
10 7 (1.72%) Huawei
10 7 (1.72%) Lotus
10 7 (1.72%) Red Hat
11 6 (1.47%) Adobe
11 6 (1.47%) Dell
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