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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 12 17 17
Rank change year-on-year
+5 0
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 258 186 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 9.04% 7.57% 6.25%
As % of the Applications category 55.36% 46.85% 47.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 58 76
Average daily rate £333 £329 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.14% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £161 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £307 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.12% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 18
Average hourly rate £14.67 £30.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.10% +122.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £11.84 £9.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £49.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
Applications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
466 397 412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 16.33% 16.15% 13.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 110 152
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £203 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.99% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 74 42
Average hourly rate £17.50 £34.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.27% +122.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £12.98 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £36.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading +7 127 £300 -7.69% 34
Bracknell +11 21 £380 +78.82% 3
Slough 0 19 £360 -20.00% 5
Maidenhead -2 18 £263 +61.53% 6
Newbury +5 11 £425 +88.88% 5
Wokingham - 2 - - 1
Windsor - 1 - -
Thatcham - - - -
MS Excel
South East

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 276 (59.35%) Microsoft
2 174 (37.42%) MS Office
3 133 (28.60%) Windows
4 98 (21.08%) Finance
5 88 (18.92%) Active Directory
6 87 (18.71%) SQL
7 84 (18.06%) Telecoms
8 75 (16.13%) MS PowerPoint
9 74 (15.91%) Degree
10 67 (14.41%) Project Management
11 59 (12.69%) MS Project
12 58 (12.47%) Windows 7
13 55 (11.83%) .NET
13 55 (11.83%) SQL Server
14 53 (11.40%) ITIL
15 49 (10.54%) PRINCE2
16 47 (10.11%) MS Visio
17 45 (9.68%) C#
17 45 (9.68%) Security Cleared
18 41 (8.82%) SharePoint
19 40 (8.60%) VPN
20 36 (7.74%) MS Exchange
21 35 (7.53%) Migration
22 33 (7.10%) Windows Server 2008
23 32 (6.88%) Blackberry
24 31 (6.67%) ASP.NET
25 30 (6.45%) MS Access
25 30 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
25 30 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
25 30 (6.45%) Marketing

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 41 (8.82%) SharePoint
2 36 (7.74%) MS Exchange
3 25 (5.38%) IIS
4 21 (4.52%) Exchange Server 2010
5 16 (3.44%) SharePoint Server
6 15 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 14 (3.01%) Lync
7 14 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (1.51%) CMS
10 6 (1.29%) IBM Notes
11 5 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (1.08%) ArcGIS
12 3 (0.65%) GlassFish
12 3 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
13 2 (0.43%) Live Communications Server
13 2 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.43%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 174 (37.42%) MS Office
2 75 (16.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 59 (12.69%) MS Project
4 47 (10.11%) MS Visio
5 14 (3.01%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (1.08%) AutoCAD
6 5 (1.08%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.65%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.43%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.22%) FastStats
9 1 (0.22%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 10 (2.15%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.22%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.22%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.44%) Microsoft Azure
1 16 (3.44%) Office 365
2 3 (0.65%) SaaS
2 3 (0.65%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 40 (8.60%) VPN
2 26 (5.59%) LAN
3 25 (5.38%) Internet
4 22 (4.73%) TCP/IP
5 21 (4.52%) WAN
6 20 (4.30%) 3G
7 19 (4.09%) DNS
7 19 (4.09%) LTE
8 18 (3.87%) MPLS
8 18 (3.87%) SAN
9 16 (3.44%) LDAP
9 16 (3.44%) Radio Access Network
10 13 (2.80%) 2G
10 13 (2.80%) Ethernet
11 12 (2.58%) Firewall
12 11 (2.37%) DHCP
13 10 (2.15%) BGP
13 10 (2.15%) OSPF
14 9 (1.94%) HSRP
14 9 (1.94%) RSVP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (11.83%) SQL Server
2 30 (6.45%) MS Access
3 20 (4.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (4.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
6 14 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (2.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 11 (2.37%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (1.94%) OLAP
10 8 (1.72%) Data Mining
10 8 (1.72%) IDOL
11 7 (1.51%) BusinessObjects
11 7 (1.51%) Crystal Reports
12 6 (1.29%) DTS
13 5 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
14 4 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
14 4 (0.86%) BusinessObjects XI
14 4 (0.86%) QlikView
15 3 (0.65%) Relational Database
15 3 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 16 (3.44%) Visual Studio
2 6 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.22%) TestComplete
4 1 (0.22%) MSTest
4 1 (0.22%) Selenium
4 1 (0.22%) Ranorex
4 1 (0.22%) QAComplete
4 1 (0.22%) PhoneGap
4 1 (0.22%) StarTeam
4 1 (0.22%) JIRA
4 1 (0.22%) NUnit
4 1 (0.22%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 98 (21.08%) Finance
2 84 (18.06%) Telecoms
3 30 (6.45%) Marketing
4 23 (4.95%) Retail
5 19 (4.09%) Games
6 9 (1.94%) Automotive
6 9 (1.94%) Publishing
7 8 (1.72%) Banking
8 7 (1.51%) Legal
9 6 (1.29%) Billing
10 5 (1.08%) German Language
10 5 (1.08%) Mandarin Language
11 4 (0.86%) Italian Language
11 4 (0.86%) Japanese Language
11 4 (0.86%) French Language
12 3 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.65%) Electronics
13 2 (0.43%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.43%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.43%) Military
Job Titles
1 107 (23.01%) Analyst
2 41 (8.82%) Support Engineer
3 38 (8.17%) Developer
4 35 (7.53%) Coordinator
5 30 (6.45%) Architect
6 26 (5.59%) Project Manager
6 26 (5.59%) Administrator
7 24 (5.16%) Desktop Support
7 24 (5.16%) Support Analyst
8 21 (4.52%) Business Analyst
9 19 (4.09%) Consultant
9 19 (4.09%) Project Coordinator
10 18 (3.87%) Data Analyst
11 16 (3.44%) Desktop Engineer
12 15 (3.23%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 15 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support
13 14 (3.01%) Test Engineer
14 13 (2.80%) Service Analyst
14 13 (2.80%) 1st Line Support
15 12 (2.58%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (11.83%) .NET
2 31 (6.67%) ASP.NET
3 28 (6.02%) HTML
4 24 (5.16%) Web Services
5 12 (2.58%) XML
6 10 (2.15%) CSS
7 8 (1.72%) .NET Framework
7 8 (1.72%) WCF
8 7 (1.51%) HTML5
9 6 (1.29%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 5 (1.08%) WPF
10 5 (1.08%) REST
10 5 (1.08%) MDX
11 4 (0.86%) Java EE
11 4 (0.86%) jQuery
12 3 (0.65%) OAuth
12 3 (0.65%) Ajax
12 3 (0.65%) SAML
12 3 (0.65%) JDBC
12 3 (0.65%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 32 (6.88%) Blackberry
2 19 (4.09%) Management Information System
3 16 (3.44%) Computer Science
4 15 (3.23%) Replication
5 10 (2.15%) Clustering
6 6 (1.29%) EPoS
7 5 (1.08%) PKI
7 5 (1.08%) Graphic Design
7 5 (1.08%) VLE
8 4 (0.86%) GIS
8 4 (0.86%) Mathematics
8 4 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (0.86%) Data Extraction
8 4 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.65%) iPhone
9 3 (0.65%) Blog
9 3 (0.65%) NHS
9 3 (0.65%) Smartcard
10 2 (0.43%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.43%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 133 (28.60%) Windows
2 58 (12.47%) Windows 7
3 33 (7.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 26 (5.59%) Windows XP
6 11 (2.37%) Windows 8
7 6 (1.29%) Linux
7 6 (1.29%) UNIX
8 5 (1.08%) Windows 2000
9 3 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.65%) Windows NT
10 2 (0.43%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.43%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.43%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.43%) Android
11 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.22%) AIX
11 1 (0.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (14.41%) Project Management
2 53 (11.40%) ITIL
3 49 (10.54%) PRINCE2
4 35 (7.53%) Migration
5 30 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
6 21 (4.52%) Service Management
7 20 (4.30%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (3.87%) Workflow
8 18 (3.87%) CRM
9 17 (3.66%) Service Delivery
10 16 (3.44%) ITSM
11 15 (3.23%) Network Design
11 15 (3.23%) Change Management
12 14 (3.01%) Programme Management
12 14 (3.01%) Incident Management
13 13 (2.80%) Problem Management
13 13 (2.80%) Validation
14 12 (2.58%) Configuration Management
14 12 (2.58%) Agile Software Development
14 12 (2.58%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 87 (18.71%) SQL
2 45 (9.68%) C#
3 29 (6.24%) PowerShell
4 23 (4.95%) VBA
5 20 (4.30%) VB
5 20 (4.30%) JavaScript
6 17 (3.66%) T-SQL
6 17 (3.66%) Java
7 13 (2.80%) VBScript
8 11 (2.37%) VB.NET
9 9 (1.94%) C
9 9 (1.94%) C++
10 3 (0.65%) Lua
11 2 (0.43%) VB6
12 1 (0.22%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.22%) R
12 1 (0.22%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.22%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.22%) Perl
Qualifications
1 74 (15.91%) Degree
2 45 (9.68%) Security Cleared
3 25 (5.38%) SC Cleared
4 21 (4.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (4.09%) ISEB
6 15 (3.23%) MCSE
7 11 (2.37%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (2.15%) DV Cleared
9 9 (1.94%) ISTQB
9 9 (1.94%) HND
10 7 (1.51%) MCSD
11 6 (1.29%) HNC
11 6 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 5 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 5 (1.08%) MCTS
13 4 (0.86%) CCNA
13 4 (0.86%) ISEB Practitioner
14 3 (0.65%) PMI Certification
14 3 (0.65%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (6.02%) SLA
2 15 (3.23%) QA
3 3 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.43%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.43%) P3O
4 2 (0.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 88 (18.92%) Active Directory
2 14 (3.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.72%) vSphere
4 6 (1.29%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.08%) NLBS
6 3 (0.65%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (0.65%) Shibboleth
7 2 (0.43%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.43%) XenApp
7 2 (0.43%) XenServer
8 1 (0.22%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.22%) KVM
8 1 (0.22%) vCloud
8 1 (0.22%) UAG
8 1 (0.22%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.22%) MetaFrame
8 1 (0.22%) NFS
Systems Management
1 22 (4.73%) SCCM
2 12 (2.58%) WSUS
3 8 (1.72%) NetBackup
4 7 (1.51%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (1.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (0.86%) SCOM
7 1 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.22%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.22%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.22%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.22%) WMI
7 1 (0.22%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 276 (59.35%) Microsoft
2 28 (6.02%) Remedy
3 26 (5.59%) SAP
4 22 (4.73%) Cisco
5 21 (4.52%) Business Objects
5 21 (4.52%) VMware
6 17 (3.66%) Oracle
7 16 (3.44%) Citrix
8 13 (2.80%) HP
9 10 (2.15%) Apple
9 10 (2.15%) Huawei
10 8 (1.72%) Nortel
10 8 (1.72%) BT
10 8 (1.72%) Symantec
10 8 (1.72%) CheckPoint
10 8 (1.72%) Blue Coat
10 8 (1.72%) MobileIron
11 7 (1.51%) Google
11 7 (1.51%) OPNET
11 7 (1.51%) IBM
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