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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 14 13 22
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +9
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 191 204 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 7.74% 8.26% 6.55%
As % of the Applications category 50.00% 50.37% 45.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 73 53
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £214 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £316 £318
% change year-on-year
+2.76% -0.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 13
Average hourly rate £24.12 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.75% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £9.10 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.90 £18.10 £29.10
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
382 405 342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 15.48% 16.39% 14.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 155 112
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £210 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 19 49
Average hourly rate £21.55 £15.25 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.31% -44.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.10 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.90 £19.45 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 1 July 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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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 -1 75 £350 -7.89% 19
Bracknell +3 21 £275 -21.98% 2
Slough +5 14 £174 -33.80% 9
Newbury +4 12 £325 +8.33% 2
Maidenhead +1 9 £298 +1.70% 4
Windsor 0 1 - -
Hungerford - 1 - -
MS Excel
South East

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 295 (68.60%) Microsoft
2 142 (33.02%) Telecoms
3 128 (29.77%) MS Office
4 117 (27.21%) Windows
5 94 (21.86%) MS PowerPoint
6 85 (19.77%) SQL
7 75 (17.44%) Security Cleared
8 69 (16.05%) Active Directory
9 65 (15.12%) SQL Server
10 63 (14.65%) Project Management
11 61 (14.19%) Analytical Skills
12 58 (13.49%) Degree
13 53 (12.33%) Windows 7
14 52 (12.09%) ITIL
15 50 (11.63%) Finance
16 45 (10.47%) DV Cleared
17 43 (10.00%) Migration
18 38 (8.84%) MS Visio
19 37 (8.60%) Oracle
20 35 (8.14%) MS Project
21 34 (7.91%) PRINCE2
21 34 (7.91%) SharePoint
22 31 (7.21%) Agile Software Development
23 30 (6.98%) SAP
24 29 (6.74%) Linux
25 28 (6.51%) Business Intelligence
25 28 (6.51%) Citrix
26 27 (6.28%) UNIX
27 26 (6.05%) MS Exchange
27 26 (6.05%) VMware

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 (7.91%) SharePoint
2 26 (6.05%) MS Exchange
3 18 (4.19%) Lync
4 13 (3.02%) BizTalk Server
5 12 (2.79%) IIS
6 10 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (1.86%) Office Communications Server
9 6 (1.40%) IBM Notes
9 6 (1.40%) SAS
9 6 (1.40%) CMS
10 5 (1.16%) GroupWise
10 5 (1.16%) ArcGIS
10 5 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.70%) MS Project Server
12 3 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
13 2 (0.47%) Smallworld
14 1 (0.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 128 (29.77%) MS Office
2 94 (21.86%) MS PowerPoint
3 38 (8.84%) MS Visio
4 35 (8.14%) MS Project
5 5 (1.16%) SPSS
6 4 (0.93%) AutoCAD
6 4 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.70%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 13 (3.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.86%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.70%) Changepoint
4 2 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.47%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.23%) SAP CCM
5 1 (0.23%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.23%) Pivotal CRM
5 1 (0.23%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.09%) Google Analytics
2 8 (1.86%) Office 365
3 7 (1.63%) SaaS
4 4 (0.93%) Adobe Analytics
5 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.47%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.23%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.88%) 3G
1 21 (4.88%) Firewall
2 20 (4.65%) Radio Access Network
2 20 (4.65%) TCP/IP
3 18 (4.19%) LTE
3 18 (4.19%) 4G
4 16 (3.72%) VPN
5 15 (3.49%) 2G
6 14 (3.26%) DNS
7 11 (2.56%) VoIP
8 10 (2.33%) Unified Communications
9 9 (2.09%) VLAN
9 9 (2.09%) Ethernet
9 9 (2.09%) SAN
10 7 (1.63%) WAN
10 7 (1.63%) ATM
10 7 (1.63%) LAN
10 7 (1.63%) IPsec
11 6 (1.40%) DSLAM
11 6 (1.40%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (15.12%) SQL Server
2 22 (5.12%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (4.42%) MS Access
3 19 (4.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (1.40%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 6 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (1.40%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.16%) Big Data
7 5 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.16%) Star Schema
7 5 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (1.16%) DB2
8 4 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.70%) SAP BW
9 3 (0.70%) MySQL
9 3 (0.70%) SAP Data Services
9 3 (0.70%) SAP HANA
9 3 (0.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 20 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (2.33%) SoapUI
3 8 (1.86%) Jenkins
4 6 (1.40%) Oracle Forms
5 5 (1.16%) Fiddler
6 4 (0.93%) JIRA
7 3 (0.70%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.47%) MSI
8 2 (0.47%) Subversion
8 2 (0.47%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.23%) TestComplete
9 1 (0.23%) Axure RP
9 1 (0.23%) Selenium
9 1 (0.23%) LoadRunner
General
1 142 (33.02%) Telecoms
2 50 (11.63%) Finance
3 23 (5.35%) Marketing
4 14 (3.26%) Electronics
5 12 (2.79%) Retail
6 5 (1.16%) Legal
6 5 (1.16%) German Language
7 4 (0.93%) Advertising
8 3 (0.70%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.47%) Games
9 2 (0.47%) Military
9 2 (0.47%) French Language
10 1 (0.23%) Czech Language
10 1 (0.23%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.23%) Banking
10 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.23%) Billing
10 1 (0.23%) Publishing
10 1 (0.23%) Automotive
10 1 (0.23%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 72 (16.74%) Analyst
2 37 (8.60%) Developer
3 27 (6.28%) Coordinator
4 25 (5.81%) Support Engineer
5 23 (5.35%) Consultant
6 21 (4.88%) Architect
7 20 (4.65%) Rollout Engineer
8 19 (4.42%) Project Manager
8 19 (4.42%) Data Analyst
9 17 (3.95%) Design Engineer
10 16 (3.72%) Project Coordinator
11 13 (3.02%) Administrator
11 13 (3.02%) Solutions Architect
12 11 (2.56%) Test Analyst
12 11 (2.56%) Desktop Engineer
13 10 (2.33%) SQL Developer
13 10 (2.33%) Business Analyst
14 9 (2.09%) Desktop Support
14 9 (2.09%) Programmer
14 9 (2.09%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (5.12%) XML
2 16 (3.72%) WCF
3 14 (3.26%) .NET
4 13 (3.02%) HTML
5 12 (2.79%) Web Services
6 11 (2.56%) SOAP
7 9 (2.09%) WPF
8 8 (1.86%) RESTful
8 8 (1.86%) ASP.NET Web API
8 8 (1.86%) XSD
9 7 (1.63%) Application Packaging
10 6 (1.40%) CSS
11 5 (1.16%) jQuery
12 4 (0.93%) XMPP
12 4 (0.93%) .NET Framework
12 4 (0.93%) Middleware
13 2 (0.47%) Ajax
13 2 (0.47%) ASP.NET
13 2 (0.47%) Ext JS
14 1 (0.23%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 61 (14.19%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (5.81%) Management Information System
3 16 (3.72%) Data Centre
4 12 (2.79%) Client/Server
5 8 (1.86%) PKI
5 8 (1.86%) Social Media
5 8 (1.86%) Mobile Computing
5 8 (1.86%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.63%) GIS
6 7 (1.63%) User Experience
7 6 (1.40%) Clustering
8 4 (0.93%) IPTV
8 4 (0.93%) Replication
8 4 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.70%) HP Storage
9 3 (0.70%) Handset
9 3 (0.70%) Statistics
9 3 (0.70%) N-Tier
9 3 (0.70%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 117 (27.21%) Windows
2 53 (12.33%) Windows 7
3 29 (6.74%) Linux
4 27 (6.28%) UNIX
5 20 (4.65%) Windows XP
6 16 (3.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (3.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (3.49%) Windows 8
8 7 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (1.40%) Solaris
10 4 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (0.70%) AIX
11 3 (0.70%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.70%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.47%) Android
12 2 (0.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (14.65%) Project Management
2 52 (12.09%) ITIL
3 43 (10.00%) Migration
4 34 (7.91%) PRINCE2
5 31 (7.21%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (6.51%) Business Intelligence
7 24 (5.58%) CRM
8 23 (5.35%) Stakeholder Management
8 23 (5.35%) Data Analysis
9 19 (4.42%) Service Management
10 16 (3.72%) Project Planning
11 15 (3.49%) Service Delivery
11 15 (3.49%) Analytics
11 15 (3.49%) SDLC
12 14 (3.26%) Disaster Recovery
12 14 (3.26%) Scrum
13 13 (3.02%) Incident Management
13 13 (3.02%) Mentoring
14 12 (2.79%) Validation
15 11 (2.56%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (19.77%) SQL
2 21 (4.88%) VBA
3 19 (4.42%) C#
4 15 (3.49%) T-SQL
5 13 (3.02%) VB
6 12 (2.79%) JavaScript
6 12 (2.79%) Perl
7 9 (2.09%) Java
8 8 (1.86%) C
9 7 (1.63%) VBScript
9 7 (1.63%) PowerShell
10 5 (1.16%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 5 (1.16%) MATLAB
11 3 (0.70%) ABAP
12 2 (0.47%) Python
12 2 (0.47%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.47%) C++
12 2 (0.47%) PHP
13 1 (0.23%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.23%) VB6
Qualifications
1 75 (17.44%) Security Cleared
2 58 (13.49%) Degree
3 45 (10.47%) DV Cleared
4 21 (4.88%) SC Cleared
5 20 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
6 19 (4.42%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (3.26%) CCNP
7 14 (3.26%) CCNA
7 14 (3.26%) ITIL Certification
8 13 (3.02%) MCSE
8 13 (3.02%) MCITP
9 11 (2.56%) HND
10 10 (2.33%) MCTS
11 8 (1.86%) HNC
11 8 (1.86%) PMI Certification
12 7 (1.63%) PMP
12 7 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 6 (1.40%) SCSA
13 6 (1.40%) Sun Certification
14 4 (0.93%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.56%) QA
2 10 (2.33%) SLA
3 3 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.70%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.47%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.23%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 69 (16.05%) Active Directory
2 19 (4.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.93%) XenApp
3 4 (0.93%) Terminal Services
3 4 (0.93%) vSphere
4 3 (0.70%) BitLocker
4 3 (0.70%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.70%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.47%) XenServer
5 2 (0.47%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.47%) ISA Server
5 2 (0.47%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 20 (4.65%) SCCM
2 7 (1.63%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.16%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (0.93%) Cisco UCCX
4 4 (0.93%) WSUS
4 4 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (0.93%) NetBackup
5 3 (0.70%) HP SIM
6 2 (0.47%) Cisco UCCE
6 2 (0.47%) Cisco IPCC
6 2 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.47%) Netcool
7 1 (0.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.23%) Nagios
7 1 (0.23%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.23%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.23%) MOM
7 1 (0.23%) SCOM
7 1 (0.23%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 295 (68.60%) Microsoft
2 37 (8.60%) Oracle
3 30 (6.98%) SAP
4 28 (6.51%) Citrix
5 26 (6.05%) VMware
6 24 (5.58%) HP
7 15 (3.49%) Cisco
8 13 (3.02%) Business Objects
8 13 (3.02%) TOWER Software
9 11 (2.56%) Remedy
10 9 (2.09%) Symantec
10 9 (2.09%) Google
11 8 (1.86%) Telerik
11 8 (1.86%) Huawei
11 8 (1.86%) McAfee
12 7 (1.63%) Red Hat
12 7 (1.63%) IBM
13 6 (1.40%) Adobe
13 6 (1.40%) Sun
13 6 (1.40%) Dell
Reading, Berkshire
Harris Global
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £15 - £20 per hour + Uplift
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £30000 - £34000 Per Annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.50 - £12.50 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
Slough
CPS Group
Rate: Market related
Posted: 8 days ago
Slough
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £60 - £120 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Slough
CPS Group
Rate: Market related
Posted: 15 days ago
Berkshire
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Berkshire
iKonnect
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Reading
Pertemps ERP
Rate: Up to £450 a day
Posted: 27 days ago