The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office 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 Office over the 3 months to 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 28 24 27
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Contract jobs citing MS Office 129 162 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 5.26% 6.64% 6.08%
As % of the Applications category 33.77% 41.12% 42.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 60 44
Average daily rate
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£325 £349 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.87% +16.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £200 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £260 £275
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 26
Average hourly rate £13.25 £13.25 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -23.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £9.10 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.55 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
MS Office
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
382 394 339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 15.57% 16.15% 14.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 150 110
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £210 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £491 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 20 45
Average hourly rate £21.55 £14.25 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.22% -50.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.10 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.90 £19.35 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Office across the Berkshire region.

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

MS Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Berkshire region.

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

MS Office
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 Office within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 3 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 +6 67 £375 -6.25% 13
Slough +5 14 £225 -18.18% 5
Bracknell -12 11 £265 +17.77%
Maidenhead -2 4 - - 2
Newbury -9 3 £335 -10.54%
Windsor +1 1 - -
Hungerford - 1 - -
MS Office
South East

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing MS Office 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 Office.

1 156 (52.53%) Microsoft
2 128 (43.10%) MS Excel
3 100 (33.67%) Telecoms
4 81 (27.27%) Windows
5 60 (20.20%) Active Directory
6 51 (17.17%) Windows 7
7 50 (16.84%) MS PowerPoint
8 46 (15.49%) Finance
9 42 (14.14%) Project Management
9 42 (14.14%) Analytical Skills
10 38 (12.79%) Degree
11 36 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
12 33 (11.11%) SAP
13 32 (10.77%) SQL
14 30 (10.10%) Linux
15 29 (9.76%) Migration
16 28 (9.43%) ITIL
17 25 (8.42%) SharePoint
18 24 (8.08%) Office 365
19 23 (7.74%) Windows XP
20 22 (7.41%) Security Cleared
21 21 (7.07%) PRINCE2
22 20 (6.73%) Oracle
22 20 (6.73%) HP
23 18 (6.06%) Service Management
24 17 (5.72%) AutoCAD
24 17 (5.72%) VPN
24 17 (5.72%) DV Cleared
25 16 (5.39%) MS Project
26 14 (4.71%) TOWER Software

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing MS Office 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 Office. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 25 (8.42%) SharePoint
2 14 (4.71%) MS Exchange
3 10 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (2.69%) Lync
4 8 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (1.68%) ArcGIS
6 3 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.67%) Smallworld
7 2 (0.67%) CMS
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.34%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.34%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 128 (43.10%) MS Excel
2 50 (16.84%) MS PowerPoint
3 17 (5.72%) AutoCAD
4 16 (5.39%) MS Project
5 12 (4.04%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.67%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.67%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.67%) InDesign
7 1 (0.34%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.34%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.34%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 5 (1.68%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 4 (1.35%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.35%) HFM
3 2 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.67%) CODA-Financials
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.34%) SAP CCM
4 1 (0.34%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.34%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 24 (8.08%) Office 365
2 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.72%) VPN
2 13 (4.38%) Firewall
3 12 (4.04%) VoIP
4 10 (3.37%) TCP/IP
5 9 (3.03%) WAN
5 9 (3.03%) Radio Access Network
6 8 (2.69%) LTE
6 8 (2.69%) 4G
6 8 (2.69%) 3G
7 7 (2.36%) Internet
7 7 (2.36%) IPsec
7 7 (2.36%) LAN
8 6 (2.02%) 3GPP
8 6 (2.02%) ATM
8 6 (2.02%) Broadband
8 6 (2.02%) Ethernet
8 6 (2.02%) DNS
8 6 (2.02%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (2.02%) DSLAM
8 6 (2.02%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.69%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.02%) MS Access
2 6 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.35%) Hyperion Smart View
4 3 (1.01%) SAP BW
4 3 (1.01%) OLAP
4 3 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.01%) SAP BI
5 2 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.67%) Data Mart
5 2 (0.67%) DataStage
5 2 (0.67%) MySQL
5 2 (0.67%) QlikView
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (2.02%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (0.67%) Toad
3 1 (0.34%) JIRA
3 1 (0.34%) Selenium
3 1 (0.34%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (0.34%) Axure RP
General
1 100 (33.67%) Telecoms
2 46 (15.49%) Finance
3 13 (4.38%) Electronics
4 12 (4.04%) Retail
4 12 (4.04%) Marketing
5 8 (2.69%) Legal
6 5 (1.68%) French Language
6 5 (1.68%) German Language
7 4 (1.35%) Billing
8 3 (1.01%) General Ledger
8 3 (1.01%) Advertising
9 2 (0.67%) Publishing
9 2 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.67%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.34%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 67 (22.56%) Analyst
2 18 (6.06%) Project Manager
2 18 (6.06%) Support Engineer
3 16 (5.39%) Coordinator
4 15 (5.05%) Service Analyst
5 14 (4.71%) Design Engineer
5 14 (4.71%) Service Desk Analyst
6 13 (4.38%) Support Analyst
7 12 (4.04%) Desktop Support
7 12 (4.04%) Desktop Engineer
8 9 (3.03%) Project Coordinator
8 9 (3.03%) Consultant
8 9 (3.03%) Business Analyst
9 8 (2.69%) Administrator
9 8 (2.69%) Team Leader
9 8 (2.69%) Desktop Analyst
10 7 (2.36%) Service Desk Team Leader
10 7 (2.36%) 1st Line Support
10 7 (2.36%) Junior
10 7 (2.36%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.35%) HTML
2 2 (0.67%) CSS
2 2 (0.67%) XML
2 2 (0.67%) Middleware
2 2 (0.67%) Ajax
3 1 (0.34%) MDX
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.34%) HTML5
3 1 (0.34%) CSS3
3 1 (0.34%) VXML
3 1 (0.34%) BAPI
3 1 (0.34%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.34%) Web Services
3 1 (0.34%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 42 (14.14%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.38%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.03%) Statistics
3 9 (3.03%) Data Centre
4 7 (2.36%) Computer Science
4 7 (2.36%) PKI
4 7 (2.36%) GIS
5 4 (1.35%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.35%) IPTV
6 3 (1.01%) EPoS
6 3 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.67%) Social Media
7 2 (0.67%) NHS
7 2 (0.67%) DTV
7 2 (0.67%) Social Network
8 1 (0.34%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.34%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.34%) FMCG
8 1 (0.34%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.34%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 81 (27.27%) Windows
2 51 (17.17%) Windows 7
3 30 (10.10%) Linux
4 23 (7.74%) Windows XP
5 14 (4.71%) UNIX
6 12 (4.04%) Windows 8
7 11 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (2.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (2.36%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (2.02%) Solaris
10 4 (1.35%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (1.01%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.01%) Windows 2000
11 3 (1.01%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.67%) Windows CE
12 2 (0.67%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.34%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (14.14%) Project Management
2 36 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
3 29 (9.76%) Migration
4 28 (9.43%) ITIL
5 21 (7.07%) PRINCE2
6 18 (6.06%) Service Management
7 14 (4.71%) Business Intelligence
8 13 (4.38%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (4.04%) Service Delivery
9 12 (4.04%) Incident Management
10 8 (2.69%) Data Analysis
10 8 (2.69%) Change Management
11 7 (2.36%) Resource Management
11 7 (2.36%) Test Scripting
11 7 (2.36%) Line Management
12 6 (2.02%) Data Migration
12 6 (2.02%) Data Entry
12 6 (2.02%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (2.02%) Test Strategy
12 6 (2.02%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 32 (10.77%) SQL
2 14 (4.71%) VBA
3 8 (2.69%) VB
4 4 (1.35%) Perl
5 3 (1.01%) C
5 3 (1.01%) Python
6 2 (0.67%) Java
6 2 (0.67%) PHP
7 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.34%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.34%) SAPscript
7 1 (0.34%) C-shell
7 1 (0.34%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 38 (12.79%) Degree
2 22 (7.41%) Security Cleared
3 17 (5.72%) DV Cleared
4 8 (2.69%) ISEB
4 8 (2.69%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (2.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (2.36%) PMI Certification
5 7 (2.36%) CCNA
6 6 (2.02%) ISTQB
6 6 (2.02%) MCTS
6 6 (2.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (2.02%) SCSA
6 6 (2.02%) CCNP
6 6 (2.02%) Sun Certification
6 6 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (2.02%) PMP
7 5 (1.68%) MCSE
8 4 (1.35%) HND
8 4 (1.35%) MCITP
8 4 (1.35%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.71%) QA
2 8 (2.69%) SLA
3 4 (1.35%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.01%) GAAP
5 2 (0.67%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (0.67%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.34%) GCP
System Software
1 60 (20.20%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.01%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.67%) XenApp
4 2 (0.67%) Terminal Services
4 2 (0.67%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.34%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.34%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (3.03%) SCCM
2 6 (2.02%) SCOM
3 2 (0.67%) Netcool
3 2 (0.67%) Nagios
3 2 (0.67%) WSUS
4 1 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.34%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.34%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.34%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.34%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (0.34%) Check_MK
Vendors
1 156 (52.53%) Microsoft
2 33 (11.11%) SAP
3 20 (6.73%) Oracle
3 20 (6.73%) HP
4 14 (4.71%) Ericsson
4 14 (4.71%) TOWER Software
5 8 (2.69%) VMware
5 8 (2.69%) Remedy
5 8 (2.69%) PeopleSoft
5 8 (2.69%) Cisco
6 7 (2.36%) Citrix
6 7 (2.36%) Red Hat
6 7 (2.36%) Huawei
7 6 (2.02%) Veritas
7 6 (2.02%) Sun
8 5 (1.68%) Mapinfo
9 3 (1.01%) Symantec
9 3 (1.01%) Capita
9 3 (1.01%) Informatica
9 3 (1.01%) BMC
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