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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 15 16 15
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 199 193 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 8.14% 7.63% 7.45%
As % of the Applications category 53.78% 55.46% 48.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 71 67
Average daily rate
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£370 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £143 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £425 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 8 10
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.25 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +35.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.48 £10.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -6.66%
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
370 348 482
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 15.13% 13.76% 15.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 126 140
Average daily rate £350 £280 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £135 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 23 32
Average hourly rate £17.04 £16.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.46% +23.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.88 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £29.50 £35.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -4.83%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 +3 90 £400 - 35
Bracknell +2 25 £275 -12.69% 5
Slough -7 19 £198 +12.85% 1
Newbury +4 8 £400 +33.16% 4
Maidenhead +1 6 £293 -17.31% 3
Wokingham +2 1 - - 2
Hungerford - - - - 1
Thatcham - - - - 1
Windsor - - - - 2
MS Excel
South East

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 261 (63.20%) Microsoft
2 136 (32.93%) MS Office
3 98 (23.73%) Windows
4 82 (19.85%) MS Project
4 82 (19.85%) Telecoms
5 77 (18.64%) MS PowerPoint
6 76 (18.40%) Finance
7 72 (17.43%) Project Management
8 65 (15.74%) Security Cleared
9 64 (15.50%) Active Directory
10 52 (12.59%) PRINCE2
10 52 (12.59%) ITIL
10 52 (12.59%) Degree
11 51 (12.35%) SQL
11 51 (12.35%) Analytical Skills
12 46 (11.14%) SharePoint
13 44 (10.65%) SQL Server
14 40 (9.69%) .NET
15 39 (9.44%) MS Visio
16 36 (8.72%) SC Cleared
17 35 (8.47%) Windows Server 2003
18 34 (8.23%) MS Exchange
19 33 (7.99%) C#
19 33 (7.99%) SLA
20 32 (7.75%) Windows 7
21 28 (6.78%) Internet
21 28 (6.78%) Migration
22 27 (6.54%) Marketing
23 26 (6.30%) DV Cleared
24 25 (6.05%) Windows Server 2008

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 46 (11.14%) SharePoint
2 34 (8.23%) MS Exchange
3 16 (3.87%) IIS
4 13 (3.15%) SharePoint Server
5 10 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2003
5 10 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (2.18%) Lync
6 9 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (1.94%) SharePoint 2010
8 7 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (1.21%) IBM Notes
10 5 (1.21%) CMS
11 3 (0.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.73%) ArcGIS
12 2 (0.48%) Live Communications Server
12 2 (0.48%) Zimbra
12 2 (0.48%) Magnolia
13 1 (0.24%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 136 (32.93%) MS Office
2 82 (19.85%) MS Project
3 77 (18.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 39 (9.44%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.94%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (1.45%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.48%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.24%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.24%) SPSS
8 1 (0.24%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 7 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (1.69%) Dynamics AX
1 7 (1.69%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.24%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.24%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.24%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.24%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.24%) Changepoint
2 1 (0.24%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.24%) SAP SD
2 1 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.24%) SAP SEM
2 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.94%) PaaS
3 6 (1.45%) Office 365
4 3 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.24%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 28 (6.78%) Internet
2 20 (4.84%) TCP/IP
3 18 (4.36%) DNS
4 16 (3.87%) Firewall
4 16 (3.87%) LAN
5 15 (3.63%) SAN
6 14 (3.39%) WAN
7 11 (2.66%) LDAP
7 11 (2.66%) VPN
8 10 (2.42%) 3G
8 10 (2.42%) LTE
9 9 (2.18%) Intranet
9 9 (2.18%) VoIP
10 8 (1.94%) Radio Access Network
11 7 (1.69%) DHCP
12 6 (1.45%) ATM
13 5 (1.21%) 2G
14 4 (0.97%) SSH
14 4 (0.97%) SSL
14 4 (0.97%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (10.65%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.36%) SQL Server 2005
3 17 (4.12%) MS Access
4 11 (2.66%) Data Mining
4 11 (2.66%) IDOL
5 8 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (1.69%) DTS
6 7 (1.69%) OLAP
7 6 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.73%) Star Schema
10 3 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.48%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.48%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.48%) QlikView
11 2 (0.48%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 20 (4.84%) Visual Studio
2 8 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.45%) MSTest
4 2 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.48%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.24%) PVCS
5 1 (0.24%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.24%) Ranorex
General
1 82 (19.85%) Telecoms
2 76 (18.40%) Finance
3 27 (6.54%) Marketing
4 16 (3.87%) Retail
5 13 (3.15%) Billing
6 7 (1.69%) Back Office
7 6 (1.45%) Automotive
8 5 (1.21%) Publishing
9 4 (0.97%) Legal
9 4 (0.97%) German Language
10 3 (0.73%) Games
10 3 (0.73%) Military
10 3 (0.73%) Banking
11 2 (0.48%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.48%) Advertising
11 2 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.24%) Korean Language
12 1 (0.24%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.24%) Mandarin Language
12 1 (0.24%) French Language
Job Titles
1 64 (15.50%) Analyst
2 42 (10.17%) Administrator
3 40 (9.69%) Coordinator
4 34 (8.23%) Developer
5 31 (7.51%) Project Manager
5 31 (7.51%) Project Coordinator
6 25 (6.05%) Project Administrator
7 24 (5.81%) Architect
8 16 (3.87%) Support Engineer
9 14 (3.39%) Consultant
10 13 (3.15%) Service Manager
11 12 (2.91%) SharePoint Developer
12 10 (2.42%) Programme Coordinator
13 9 (2.18%) PMO Administrator
13 9 (2.18%) Project Office Administrator
13 9 (2.18%) Service Desk Team Leader
13 9 (2.18%) Data Analyst
13 9 (2.18%) Service Analyst
13 9 (2.18%) Team Leader
14 8 (1.94%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (9.69%) .NET
2 20 (4.84%) ASP.NET
3 19 (4.60%) XML
3 19 (4.60%) .NET Framework
4 15 (3.63%) Web Services
5 8 (1.94%) DCOM
5 8 (1.94%) Windows SharePoint Services
5 8 (1.94%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 8 (1.94%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 8 (1.94%) Unity DI Container
5 8 (1.94%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (1.21%) REST
6 5 (1.21%) WPF
7 4 (0.97%) Middleware
7 4 (0.97%) OAuth
7 4 (0.97%) CSS
7 4 (0.97%) HTML
7 4 (0.97%) WCF
8 3 (0.73%) Application Packaging
9 2 (0.48%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 51 (12.35%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (5.08%) Management Information System
3 14 (3.39%) Blackberry
4 12 (2.91%) PKI
5 10 (2.42%) Clustering
6 8 (1.94%) Inversion of Control
7 7 (1.69%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.45%) Data Extraction
8 6 (1.45%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.21%) iPad
9 5 (1.21%) EPoS
9 5 (1.21%) NHS
10 3 (0.73%) Replication
10 3 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.73%) iPhone
10 3 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.73%) User Experience
10 3 (0.73%) CMDB
11 2 (0.48%) Blog
11 2 (0.48%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 98 (23.73%) Windows
2 35 (8.47%) Windows Server 2003
3 32 (7.75%) Windows 7
4 25 (6.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (4.36%) Windows 8
6 15 (3.63%) Windows XP
7 12 (2.91%) Linux
8 9 (2.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (1.69%) UNIX
10 5 (1.21%) Android
11 2 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.24%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.24%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.24%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.24%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.24%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (17.43%) Project Management
2 52 (12.59%) ITIL
2 52 (12.59%) PRINCE2
3 28 (6.78%) Migration
4 23 (5.57%) Service Delivery
5 22 (5.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 22 (5.33%) Workflow
6 18 (4.36%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (4.12%) Web Development
8 16 (3.87%) Service Management
9 14 (3.39%) Programme Management
10 11 (2.66%) Document Management
10 11 (2.66%) Configuration Management
10 11 (2.66%) Risk Management
11 10 (2.42%) MVC
11 10 (2.42%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (2.42%) Data Analysis
11 10 (2.42%) Logistics
11 10 (2.42%) Project Planning
11 10 (2.42%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (12.35%) SQL
2 33 (7.99%) C#
3 20 (4.84%) PowerShell
4 18 (4.36%) T-SQL
5 12 (2.91%) C++
6 10 (2.42%) VBA
7 8 (1.94%) VBScript
8 6 (1.45%) VC++
9 4 (0.97%) Java
9 4 (0.97%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.97%) C
10 3 (0.73%) Perl
11 2 (0.48%) VB
12 1 (0.24%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.24%) Python
12 1 (0.24%) XQuery
12 1 (0.24%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.24%) PowerHouse
12 1 (0.24%) Ruby
12 1 (0.24%) X++
Qualifications
1 65 (15.74%) Security Cleared
2 52 (12.59%) Degree
3 36 (8.72%) SC Cleared
4 26 (6.30%) DV Cleared
5 12 (2.91%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (2.18%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (2.18%) MCSE
7 8 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (1.69%) PMI Certification
9 6 (1.45%) MCTS
9 6 (1.45%) PMP
9 6 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 6 (1.45%) HND
9 6 (1.45%) CCNA
10 5 (1.21%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (0.97%) CISSP
11 4 (0.97%) CCA
11 4 (0.97%) MCP
11 4 (0.97%) MCITP
11 4 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (7.99%) SLA
2 11 (2.66%) QA
3 2 (0.48%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.48%) COBIT
3 2 (0.48%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 64 (15.50%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (2.91%) vSphere
3 11 (2.66%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.21%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (1.21%) XenDesktop
5 4 (0.97%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.73%) Terminal Services
6 3 (0.73%) XenApp
6 3 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.48%) XenServer
7 2 (0.48%) NLBS
8 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.24%) Samba
8 1 (0.24%) NFS
8 1 (0.24%) vCloud
8 1 (0.24%) KVM
8 1 (0.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 17 (4.12%) SCCM
2 12 (2.91%) SCOM
3 7 (1.69%) WMI
4 5 (1.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (0.73%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.48%) Netcool
7 1 (0.24%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 1 (0.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.24%) Nagios
7 1 (0.24%) WSUS
7 1 (0.24%) Netcool/Webtop
7 1 (0.24%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.24%) Check_MK
7 1 (0.24%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.24%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 1 (0.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.24%) nmon
Vendors
1 261 (63.20%) Microsoft
2 21 (5.08%) VMware
3 20 (4.84%) SAP
4 17 (4.12%) Citrix
5 16 (3.87%) Oracle
6 15 (3.63%) Cisco
7 13 (3.15%) Remedy
8 11 (2.66%) Meridio
9 7 (1.69%) HP
10 5 (1.21%) Lotus
10 5 (1.21%) AppSense
10 5 (1.21%) TOWER Software
11 4 (0.97%) Amdocs
11 4 (0.97%) Apple
11 4 (0.97%) Dell
11 4 (0.97%) IBM
11 4 (0.97%) BMC
12 3 (0.73%) CA
12 3 (0.73%) EMC
12 3 (0.73%) Business Objects
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