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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 20 21 12
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -9
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 166 169 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 6.52% 6.25% 8.84%
As % of the Applications category 57.64% 49.56% 53.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 80 96
Average daily rate £325 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £180 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 10 17
Average hourly rate £12.80 £17.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.70% -12.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.40 £12.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.60 £44.00 £27.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -
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
288 341 434
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 11.32% 12.62% 16.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 151 200
Average daily rate £300 £299 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.33% -8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £139 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 21 37
Average hourly rate £12.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.47% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £39.05 £27.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.18
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -4.47%

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -11 61 £400 +23.07% 21
Bracknell +5 29 £268 +12.63% 3
Slough +11 19 £250 -21.56% 4
Wokingham 0 9 £250 -28.57% 1
Newbury +2 5 £338 -3.57% 3
Maidenhead -7 3 £275 -8.02% 1
Windsor - 3 £400 -
MS Excel
South East

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 199 (61.61%) Microsoft
2 101 (31.27%) MS Office
3 73 (22.60%) Finance
4 72 (22.29%) Windows
5 69 (21.36%) SQL
6 59 (18.27%) Telecoms
7 56 (17.34%) MS Project
7 56 (17.34%) MS PowerPoint
8 53 (16.41%) SQL Server
9 52 (16.10%) SharePoint
10 50 (15.48%) Project Management
11 43 (13.31%) Analytical Skills
12 37 (11.46%) PRINCE2
13 35 (10.84%) ITIL
14 34 (10.53%) Active Directory
14 34 (10.53%) MS Visio
15 32 (9.91%) Degree
16 31 (9.60%) Security Cleared
16 31 (9.60%) Management Information System
17 29 (8.98%) Stakeholder Management
18 28 (8.67%) Data Analysis
19 27 (8.36%) Microsoft Certification
20 23 (7.12%) Marketing
21 22 (6.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 22 (6.81%) Business Intelligence
21 22 (6.81%) VBA
22 21 (6.50%) SAP
23 20 (6.19%) T-SQL
23 20 (6.19%) MS Access
23 20 (6.19%) Agile Software Development

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 52 (16.10%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.17%) CMS
2 7 (2.17%) MS Exchange
2 7 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (1.24%) IIS
3 4 (1.24%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.93%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.62%) Drupal
5 2 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.62%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.62%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.31%) JBoss
6 1 (0.31%) SAS
6 1 (0.31%) WildFly
Applications
1 101 (31.27%) MS Office
2 56 (17.34%) MS PowerPoint
2 56 (17.34%) MS Project
3 34 (10.53%) MS Visio
4 9 (2.79%) Photoshop
5 6 (1.86%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (1.86%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (1.55%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.93%) Maya
7 3 (0.93%) SPSS
8 2 (0.62%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 12 (3.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.55%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (1.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.62%) Primavera
5 1 (0.31%) CSG Singleview
5 1 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.31%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.31%) SAP CCM
5 1 (0.31%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.41%) Office 365
2 6 (1.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.55%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.62%) AdWords
4 2 (0.62%) IaaS
5 1 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.31%) SaaS
5 1 (0.31%) Scribe Online
5 1 (0.31%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.95%) DNS
2 13 (4.02%) Radio Access Network
3 12 (3.72%) DHCP
3 12 (3.72%) Skype
3 12 (3.72%) TCP/IP
4 10 (3.10%) Firewall
5 9 (2.79%) 3G
6 8 (2.48%) 4G
6 8 (2.48%) LTE
7 7 (2.17%) LAN
8 6 (1.86%) 2G
8 6 (1.86%) ATM
8 6 (1.86%) VLAN
9 5 (1.55%) OSPF
9 5 (1.55%) VoLTE
9 5 (1.55%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (1.24%) IPsec
10 4 (1.24%) VPN
10 4 (1.24%) WAN
10 4 (1.24%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (16.41%) SQL Server
2 22 (6.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 20 (6.19%) MS Access
4 18 (5.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 17 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
6 10 (3.10%) Relational Database
7 7 (2.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 7 (2.17%) QlikView
7 7 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (1.86%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 6 (1.86%) Crystal Reports
9 5 (1.55%) Big Data
9 5 (1.55%) BusinessObjects XI
9 5 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.55%) PerformancePoint
10 4 (1.24%) Cognos Report Studio
10 4 (1.24%) OLAP
11 3 (0.93%) DB2
11 3 (0.93%) MySQL
11 3 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (4.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (4.02%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.24%) Dreamweaver
3 4 (1.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (0.93%) Toad
5 2 (0.62%) Introscope
5 2 (0.62%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.62%) JIRA
5 2 (0.62%) JProfiler
5 2 (0.62%) NuGet
5 2 (0.62%) Selenium
5 2 (0.62%) SilkPerformer
5 2 (0.62%) SpecFlow
5 2 (0.62%) Subversion
5 2 (0.62%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.62%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.31%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.31%) MSI
General
1 73 (22.60%) Finance
2 59 (18.27%) Telecoms
3 23 (7.12%) Marketing
4 13 (4.02%) German Language
5 10 (3.10%) French Language
6 8 (2.48%) Advertising
6 8 (2.48%) Manufacturing
7 7 (2.17%) Banking
7 7 (2.17%) Retail
8 3 (0.93%) Billing
8 3 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.93%) Publishing
8 3 (0.93%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.62%) Dutch Language
9 2 (0.62%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.62%) Law
9 2 (0.62%) Legal
9 2 (0.62%) Portuguese Language
9 2 (0.62%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.31%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 80 (24.77%) Analyst
2 30 (9.29%) Developer
3 26 (8.05%) Administrator
3 26 (8.05%) Project Manager
4 23 (7.12%) Data Analyst
5 22 (6.81%) Coordinator
6 19 (5.88%) Consultant
7 15 (4.64%) Report Analyst
8 14 (4.33%) Architect
8 14 (4.33%) Support Engineer
9 13 (4.02%) Project Analyst
10 12 (3.72%) PMO Analyst
11 11 (3.41%) Project Planner
12 10 (3.10%) Project Administrator
12 10 (3.10%) Project Coordinator
13 9 (2.79%) Systems Developer
13 9 (2.79%) Windows Engineer
14 8 (2.48%) 2nd Line Support
14 8 (2.48%) Excel Analyst
14 8 (2.48%) PMO Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.72%) HTML
2 11 (3.41%) .NET
3 8 (2.48%) CSS
3 8 (2.48%) XML
4 6 (1.86%) Web Services
5 5 (1.55%) Middleware
6 4 (1.24%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.93%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.93%) COM
7 3 (0.93%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (0.62%) ADO
8 2 (0.62%) ADO.NET
8 2 (0.62%) Castle Windsor
8 2 (0.62%) Entity Framework
8 2 (0.62%) HTML5
8 2 (0.62%) JMS
8 2 (0.62%) ODBC
8 2 (0.62%) REST
8 2 (0.62%) SOAP
8 2 (0.62%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 43 (13.31%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (9.60%) Management Information System
3 10 (3.10%) NHS
4 9 (2.79%) Data Centre
5 7 (2.17%) User Experience
6 6 (1.86%) Statistics
6 6 (1.86%) Visualisation
7 5 (1.55%) Mathematics
8 4 (1.24%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.24%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.24%) Social Media
9 3 (0.93%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.93%) Driving Licence
9 3 (0.93%) Pricing Data
10 2 (0.62%) Clustering
10 2 (0.62%) Cryptography
10 2 (0.62%) DataPower
10 2 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.62%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 72 (22.29%) Windows
2 18 (5.57%) Windows 7
3 15 (4.64%) Windows Server
4 13 (4.02%) Linux
5 12 (3.72%) Windows 8
6 11 (3.41%) Windows XP
7 10 (3.10%) Windows 10
8 9 (2.79%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (2.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (2.48%) Unix
10 4 (1.24%) Solaris
10 4 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.93%) AIX
11 3 (0.93%) SUSE
12 2 (0.62%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.62%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.31%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.31%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (15.48%) Project Management
2 37 (11.46%) PRINCE2
3 35 (10.84%) ITIL
4 29 (8.98%) Stakeholder Management
5 28 (8.67%) Data Analysis
6 22 (6.81%) Business Intelligence
7 20 (6.19%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (5.88%) Programme Management
9 18 (5.57%) CRM
10 17 (5.26%) Analytics
10 17 (5.26%) Time Management
11 15 (4.64%) Change Control
12 13 (4.02%) Migration
12 13 (4.02%) Scrum
13 12 (3.72%) Continuous Improvement
13 12 (3.72%) Service Management
13 12 (3.72%) Validation
14 11 (3.41%) Change Management
14 11 (3.41%) Configuration Management
14 11 (3.41%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 69 (21.36%) SQL
2 22 (6.81%) VBA
3 20 (6.19%) T-SQL
4 18 (5.57%) C#
5 14 (4.33%) VB
6 11 (3.41%) PowerShell
7 9 (2.79%) C++
8 4 (1.24%) C
8 4 (1.24%) Java
8 4 (1.24%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.93%) R
9 3 (0.93%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.62%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.62%) VBScript
11 1 (0.31%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.31%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.31%) Python
11 1 (0.31%) Scala
11 1 (0.31%) XAML
Qualifications
1 32 (9.91%) Degree
2 31 (9.60%) Security Cleared
3 27 (8.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (5.57%) SC Cleared
5 17 (5.26%) MCSE
6 15 (4.64%) MCITP
7 11 (3.41%) CCNA
7 11 (3.41%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (2.79%) DV Cleared
8 9 (2.79%) MCDST
9 8 (2.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 7 (2.17%) PMI Certification
10 7 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 6 (1.86%) PMP
12 5 (1.55%) HND
13 4 (1.24%) ISTQB
13 4 (1.24%) MCTS
14 3 (0.93%) CCA
14 3 (0.93%) Citrix Certification
14 3 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.64%) QA
2 8 (2.48%) SLA
3 5 (1.55%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.62%) GxP
4 2 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.62%) P3O
5 1 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.31%) JSP 440
System Software
1 34 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.17%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.86%) BitLocker
5 4 (1.24%) XenApp
6 3 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.93%) Terminal Services
6 3 (0.93%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.93%) vSphere
6 3 (0.93%) XenServer
7 2 (0.62%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.62%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.31%) KVM
8 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (2.48%) SCCM
2 4 (1.24%) NetBackup
2 4 (1.24%) SCOM
2 4 (1.24%) WSUS
3 3 (0.93%) vRealize
4 2 (0.62%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.62%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (0.62%) EdgeSight
4 2 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.62%) HP SiteScope
4 2 (0.62%) nmon
4 2 (0.62%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.31%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (0.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.31%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.31%) Nagios
5 1 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.31%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 199 (61.61%) Microsoft
2 21 (6.50%) SAP
3 18 (5.57%) Oracle
3 18 (5.57%) VMware
4 16 (4.95%) Remedy
5 15 (4.64%) Citrix
6 13 (4.02%) Cisco
7 12 (3.72%) Amdocs
8 11 (3.41%) Ericsson
9 8 (2.48%) Adobe
9 8 (2.48%) Nokia
10 7 (2.17%) Tableau
11 6 (1.86%) HP
12 5 (1.55%) Cognos
12 5 (1.55%) EMC
12 5 (1.55%) Google
12 5 (1.55%) Red Hat
12 5 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (1.24%) Huawei
13 4 (1.24%) LANDesk
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