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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 24 9 15
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +6
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 170 253 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 6.37% 9.73% 7.22%
As % of the Applications category 50.75% 61.86% 55.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 128 62
Average daily rate
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£275 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £145 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £453 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 17
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +29.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £12.50 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.83 £27.20 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.13 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.19% -11.71%
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
335 409 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 12.55% 15.74% 13.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 192 104
Average daily rate £275 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 29 41
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.83 £27.20 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -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 18 December 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 December 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 December 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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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 -9 69 £225 -40.00% 25
Bracknell +1 17 £300 -36.84% 3
Newbury +13 16 £350 +19.14% 4
Maidenhead -6 14 £299 -25.25% 2
Slough -8 12 £228 +34.81% 9
Wokingham +1 1 £350 -
Windsor - - - -
Hungerford - - - -
MS Excel
South East

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 238 (64.50%) Microsoft
2 130 (35.23%) MS Office
3 93 (25.20%) Telecoms
4 80 (21.68%) MS Project
5 79 (21.41%) Windows
6 76 (20.60%) Project Management
7 74 (20.05%) MS PowerPoint
8 61 (16.53%) Active Directory
9 56 (15.18%) PRINCE2
10 55 (14.91%) ITIL
10 55 (14.91%) Degree
11 52 (14.09%) MS Visio
12 49 (13.28%) SQL
13 47 (12.74%) Finance
14 46 (12.47%) Security Cleared
15 44 (11.92%) Analytical Skills
16 33 (8.94%) MS Exchange
17 32 (8.67%) SLA
18 31 (8.40%) SharePoint
19 28 (7.59%) SQL Server
19 28 (7.59%) Internet
20 27 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
21 26 (7.05%) SC Cleared
21 26 (7.05%) Windows 7
22 25 (6.78%) Stakeholder Management
23 24 (6.50%) .NET
24 23 (6.23%) VMware
25 22 (5.96%) Programme Management
25 22 (5.96%) Windows Server 2003
26 21 (5.69%) Migration

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 33 (8.94%) MS Exchange
2 31 (8.40%) SharePoint
3 15 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2003
3 15 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (2.71%) IIS
4 10 (2.71%) SharePoint 2013
5 8 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (2.17%) Lync
5 8 (2.17%) SharePoint 2010
6 7 (1.90%) Live Communications Server
6 7 (1.90%) SharePoint Server
6 7 (1.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 6 (1.63%) CMS
7 6 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.08%) IBM Notes
8 4 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.81%) LiveCycle
10 2 (0.54%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.54%) Magnolia
11 1 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 130 (35.23%) MS Office
2 80 (21.68%) MS Project
3 74 (20.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 52 (14.09%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.63%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (1.08%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.54%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 16 (4.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.36%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.08%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.54%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.27%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.27%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.27%) Changepoint
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.27%) SAP SEM
6 1 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.17%) PaaS
1 8 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.36%) Office 365
3 3 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.27%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 28 (7.59%) Internet
2 20 (5.42%) SAN
3 16 (4.34%) Firewall
3 16 (4.34%) LAN
4 15 (4.07%) WAN
4 15 (4.07%) TCP/IP
4 15 (4.07%) DNS
5 13 (3.52%) VPN
6 7 (1.90%) Ethernet
7 6 (1.63%) 3G
7 6 (1.63%) ATM
7 6 (1.63%) FTP
7 6 (1.63%) SDH
8 5 (1.36%) Radio Access Network
8 5 (1.36%) NetScaler
8 5 (1.36%) Network Security
8 5 (1.36%) IPsec
8 5 (1.36%) 2G
9 4 (1.08%) Intranet
9 4 (1.08%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (7.59%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.08%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (1.08%) Oracle Discoverer
4 4 (1.08%) MS Access
4 4 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (1.08%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (0.54%) SAP BW
6 2 (0.54%) SAP BI
6 2 (0.54%) IDOL
6 2 (0.54%) DB2
6 2 (0.54%) OLAP
6 2 (0.54%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (1.63%) MSTest
2 5 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.81%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.81%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (0.81%) StarTeam
3 3 (0.81%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.54%) Subversion
5 1 (0.27%) JIRA
5 1 (0.27%) PVCS
5 1 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.27%) MSI
General
1 93 (25.20%) Telecoms
2 47 (12.74%) Finance
3 21 (5.69%) Marketing
4 18 (4.88%) Retail
5 13 (3.52%) Billing
6 8 (2.17%) Back Office
7 6 (1.63%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (1.36%) Automotive
8 5 (1.36%) Legal
8 5 (1.36%) Publishing
9 4 (1.08%) German Language
10 3 (0.81%) Games
11 2 (0.54%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.54%) Local Government
12 1 (0.27%) Banking
12 1 (0.27%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.27%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 50 (13.55%) Analyst
2 38 (10.30%) Coordinator
3 33 (8.94%) Administrator
4 31 (8.40%) Project Coordinator
5 22 (5.96%) Project Manager
6 20 (5.42%) Developer
7 18 (4.88%) Architect
8 15 (4.07%) Project Administrator
8 15 (4.07%) Support Engineer
9 12 (3.25%) Data Analyst
10 10 (2.71%) Service Desk Team Leader
10 10 (2.71%) Programme Coordinator
10 10 (2.71%) Team Leader
11 9 (2.44%) Technical Writer
11 9 (2.44%) Field Engineer
11 9 (2.44%) Junior
11 9 (2.44%) Consultant
12 8 (2.17%) Technical Architect
12 8 (2.17%) PMO Analyst
12 8 (2.17%) PMO Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (6.50%) .NET
2 10 (2.71%) XML
2 10 (2.71%) CSS
2 10 (2.71%) .NET Framework
3 9 (2.44%) ASP.NET
3 9 (2.44%) HTML
4 8 (2.17%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 8 (2.17%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 8 (2.17%) Unity DI Container
4 8 (2.17%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (1.36%) Web Services
5 5 (1.36%) DCOM
6 4 (1.08%) Application Packaging
7 3 (0.81%) jQuery
7 3 (0.81%) SOAP
8 2 (0.54%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (0.54%) Middleware
8 2 (0.54%) MFC
8 2 (0.54%) ActiveX
8 2 (0.54%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 44 (11.92%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (4.88%) Management Information System
3 14 (3.79%) Computer Science
4 13 (3.52%) Clustering
4 13 (3.52%) Blackberry
5 8 (2.17%) Inversion of Control
6 7 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (1.90%) PKI
7 4 (1.08%) Replication
7 4 (1.08%) SecurID
7 4 (1.08%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.81%) Open Source
8 3 (0.81%) iPad
8 3 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (0.81%) PMI
9 2 (0.54%) Statistics
9 2 (0.54%) Blog
9 2 (0.54%) User Experience
10 1 (0.27%) Performance Metrics
10 1 (0.27%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 79 (21.41%) Windows
2 26 (7.05%) Windows 7
3 22 (5.96%) Windows Server 2003
4 21 (5.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (4.34%) Windows XP
6 11 (2.98%) Windows 8
6 11 (2.98%) Linux
7 7 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.63%) UNIX
9 3 (0.81%) Android
9 3 (0.81%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.27%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.27%) AIX
10 1 (0.27%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (20.60%) Project Management
2 56 (15.18%) PRINCE2
3 55 (14.91%) ITIL
4 27 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (6.78%) Stakeholder Management
6 22 (5.96%) Programme Management
7 21 (5.69%) Migration
8 18 (4.88%) Time Management
9 17 (4.61%) Service Management
10 16 (4.34%) CRM
11 14 (3.79%) Service Delivery
12 12 (3.25%) E-Commerce
12 12 (3.25%) MVC
12 12 (3.25%) Incident Management
13 11 (2.98%) Use Case
13 11 (2.98%) Change Management
13 11 (2.98%) Business Intelligence
14 10 (2.71%) Data Analysis
14 10 (2.71%) High Availability
14 10 (2.71%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 49 (13.28%) SQL
2 20 (5.42%) C#
3 14 (3.79%) PowerShell
4 9 (2.44%) VBA
5 8 (2.17%) C++
6 7 (1.90%) JavaScript
6 7 (1.90%) T-SQL
6 7 (1.90%) VBScript
7 6 (1.63%) VC++
8 5 (1.36%) Java
9 4 (1.08%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.81%) VB
11 2 (0.54%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.54%) ABAP
11 2 (0.54%) Perl
11 2 (0.54%) PHP
12 1 (0.27%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.27%) Ruby
12 1 (0.27%) X++
12 1 (0.27%) Python
Qualifications
1 55 (14.91%) Degree
2 46 (12.47%) Security Cleared
3 26 (7.05%) SC Cleared
4 18 (4.88%) DV Cleared
5 12 (3.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (2.98%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (2.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 9 (2.44%) PMI Certification
8 9 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.63%) PMP
9 6 (1.63%) MCP
10 5 (1.36%) MCTS
10 5 (1.36%) MCSE
10 5 (1.36%) CCNP
10 5 (1.36%) CCNA
11 4 (1.08%) ACCA
11 4 (1.08%) CIMA
11 4 (1.08%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (1.08%) CISSP
11 4 (1.08%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (8.67%) SLA
2 10 (2.71%) QA
3 7 (1.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (1.08%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.54%) COBIT
6 1 (0.27%) P3O
6 1 (0.27%) Solvency II
System Software
1 61 (16.53%) Active Directory
2 17 (4.61%) Hyper-V
3 16 (4.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (3.25%) vSphere
5 4 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (1.08%) XenApp
5 4 (1.08%) KVM
6 3 (0.81%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.81%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.27%) XenServer
7 1 (0.27%) FreeRADIUS
7 1 (0.27%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.27%) NLBS
7 1 (0.27%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (3.25%) SCCM
2 9 (2.44%) SCOM
3 4 (1.08%) WMI
4 3 (0.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (0.54%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.27%) Check_MK
6 1 (0.27%) EdgeSight
6 1 (0.27%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.27%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.27%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.27%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.27%) WSUS
6 1 (0.27%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.27%) Netcool
6 1 (0.27%) Nagios
Vendors
1 238 (64.50%) Microsoft
2 23 (6.23%) VMware
3 21 (5.69%) Oracle
3 21 (5.69%) Citrix
4 18 (4.88%) Cisco
5 17 (4.61%) Remedy
6 13 (3.52%) HP
7 10 (2.71%) CA
7 10 (2.71%) SAP
8 8 (2.17%) IBM
9 7 (1.90%) Dell
10 6 (1.63%) Amdocs
11 5 (1.36%) Business Objects
11 5 (1.36%) CheckPoint
12 4 (1.08%) Symantec
12 4 (1.08%) BMC
12 4 (1.08%) Lotus
12 4 (1.08%) Fortinet
12 4 (1.08%) F5
12 4 (1.08%) Tufin
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