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 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office
Rank 34 34 24
Rank change year-on-year
0 -10
Contract jobs citing MS Office 116 112 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.65% 4.15% 6.68%
As % of the Applications category 41.13% 32.84% 40.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 37 78
Average daily rate £300 £287 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.71% -2.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £113 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £435 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £270 £238
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +13.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 15 29
Average hourly rate £12.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.90 £13.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £37.70 £27.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
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
282 341 440
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 11.32% 12.62% 16.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 151 204
Average daily rate £310 £299 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.67% -8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £139 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £478
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 £15.34
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -5.47%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 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 +7 49 £375 +59.57% 10
Bracknell +8 21 £188 -51.61% 2
Slough +10 10 £275 -8.33% 1
Newbury -5 4 - - 2
Wokingham - 3 £225 - 1
Maidenhead -4 2 £140 -51.13%
Windsor - 2 £383 -
MS Office
South East

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 124 (53.22%) Microsoft
2 101 (43.35%) MS Excel
3 60 (25.75%) Windows
4 37 (15.88%) Active Directory
5 34 (14.59%) Telecoms
6 32 (13.73%) Finance
7 27 (11.59%) ITIL
7 27 (11.59%) SQL
7 27 (11.59%) Project Management
8 26 (11.16%) Microsoft Certification
9 25 (10.73%) SAP
9 25 (10.73%) Office 365
10 24 (10.30%) MS PowerPoint
10 24 (10.30%) Degree
10 24 (10.30%) Windows 7
10 24 (10.30%) Data Analysis
11 22 (9.44%) GIS
12 20 (8.58%) MS Visio
13 19 (8.15%) Stakeholder Management
13 19 (8.15%) MCITP
14 17 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
14 17 (7.30%) SharePoint
15 16 (6.87%) DNS
15 16 (6.87%) Management Information System
15 16 (6.87%) German Language
16 15 (6.44%) Business Intelligence
17 14 (6.01%) DHCP
17 14 (6.01%) MCSE
17 14 (6.01%) Marketing
18 13 (5.58%) SCCM

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 17 (7.30%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.86%) MS Exchange
3 6 (2.58%) CMS
4 4 (1.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.29%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.86%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.43%) IIS
Applications
1 101 (43.35%) MS Excel
2 24 (10.30%) MS PowerPoint
3 20 (8.58%) MS Visio
4 13 (5.58%) Photoshop
5 12 (5.15%) MS Project
6 8 (3.43%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (1.72%) AutoCAD
8 3 (1.29%) Acrobat
8 3 (1.29%) Maya
8 3 (1.29%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.43%) Siemens NX
9 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.43%) SAP CCM
1 1 (0.43%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.43%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 25 (10.73%) Office 365
2 7 (3.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (3.00%) Taleo
3 6 (2.58%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.86%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.43%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.43%) SaaS
5 1 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.43%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.87%) DNS
2 14 (6.01%) DHCP
3 13 (5.58%) Skype
4 11 (4.72%) Wireless
5 10 (4.29%) Radio Access Network
6 7 (3.00%) Cisco Wireless
6 7 (3.00%) LAN
7 6 (2.58%) 3G
7 6 (2.58%) 4G
7 6 (2.58%) TCP/IP
8 5 (2.15%) Firewall
8 5 (2.15%) WAN
9 4 (1.72%) 2G
9 4 (1.72%) LTE
10 3 (1.29%) Cisco IPT
10 3 (1.29%) VoIP
11 2 (0.86%) 3GPP
11 2 (0.86%) Network Security
11 2 (0.86%) RNC
12 1 (0.43%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (9.44%) GIS
2 12 (5.15%) SQL Server
3 7 (3.00%) OLAP
3 7 (3.00%) QlikView
4 5 (2.15%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (2.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 5 (2.15%) PerformancePoint
4 5 (2.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.29%) DataStage
6 2 (0.86%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.43%) DB2
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.43%) Power BI
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (3.86%) Dreamweaver
2 4 (1.72%) Axure RP
2 4 (1.72%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.29%) Toad
4 2 (0.86%) JIRA
5 1 (0.43%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (0.43%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.43%) MSI
General
1 34 (14.59%) Telecoms
2 32 (13.73%) Finance
3 16 (6.87%) German Language
4 14 (6.01%) Marketing
5 12 (5.15%) French Language
6 9 (3.86%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.29%) Advertising
8 2 (0.86%) Dutch Language
8 2 (0.86%) Electronics
8 2 (0.86%) Local Government
8 2 (0.86%) Retail
9 1 (0.43%) Back Office
9 1 (0.43%) Billing
9 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 41 (17.60%) Analyst
2 21 (9.01%) Data Technician
2 21 (9.01%) GIS Technician
3 16 (6.87%) Support Engineer
4 15 (6.44%) Administrator
5 14 (6.01%) 2nd Line Support
6 13 (5.58%) Coordinator
6 13 (5.58%) Developer
7 12 (5.15%) Data Analyst
8 8 (3.43%) Consultant
8 8 (3.43%) Service Analyst
9 7 (3.00%) Service Desk Analyst
9 7 (3.00%) Telecoms Specialist
9 7 (3.00%) Trainer
10 6 (2.58%) Desktop Engineer
10 6 (2.58%) Field Engineer
10 6 (2.58%) Project Manager
11 5 (2.15%) Desktop Support
11 5 (2.15%) Support Analyst
11 5 (2.15%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.29%) CSS
1 10 (4.29%) HTML
2 6 (2.58%) HTML5
3 5 (2.15%) jQuery
4 4 (1.72%) Dojo
4 4 (1.72%) Sass
5 3 (1.29%) AngularJS
5 3 (1.29%) LESS
6 1 (0.43%) .NET
6 1 (0.43%) Leaflet
6 1 (0.43%) Rendezvous
6 1 (0.43%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (0.43%) Web Services
6 1 (0.43%) WinForms
6 1 (0.43%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.87%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.00%) Driving Licence
4 5 (2.15%) Blackberry
4 5 (2.15%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.15%) e-Learning
4 5 (2.15%) Replication
4 5 (2.15%) Social Media
4 5 (2.15%) User Experience
5 4 (1.72%) Mathematics
5 4 (1.72%) Visualisation
6 3 (1.29%) NHS
6 3 (1.29%) Pricing Data
6 3 (1.29%) Statistics
7 2 (0.86%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.86%) VCE vBlock
8 1 (0.43%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.43%) PKI
8 1 (0.43%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.43%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 60 (25.75%) Windows
2 24 (10.30%) Windows 7
3 13 (5.58%) Windows 8
3 13 (5.58%) Windows XP
4 9 (3.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (3.43%) Windows Server
5 8 (3.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.72%) Linux
7 4 (1.72%) Unix
8 3 (1.29%) Mac OS X
8 3 (1.29%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.43%) HPUX
10 1 (0.43%) Solaris
10 1 (0.43%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (11.59%) ITIL
1 27 (11.59%) Project Management
2 24 (10.30%) Data Analysis
3 19 (8.15%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (6.44%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (5.58%) Workflow
6 12 (5.15%) PRINCE2
7 11 (4.72%) Analytics
7 11 (4.72%) CRM
7 11 (4.72%) Validation
8 10 (4.29%) ERP
9 9 (3.86%) Coaching
9 9 (3.86%) E-Commerce
9 9 (3.86%) Service Management
10 7 (3.00%) Migration
10 7 (3.00%) Problem Management
10 7 (3.00%) Time Management
11 6 (2.58%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (2.58%) Customer Engagement
11 6 (2.58%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (11.59%) SQL
2 8 (3.43%) VBA
3 7 (3.00%) PowerShell
4 6 (2.58%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.72%) C
5 4 (1.72%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.86%) C#
7 1 (0.43%) C++
7 1 (0.43%) Java
7 1 (0.43%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 26 (11.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (10.30%) Degree
3 19 (8.15%) MCITP
4 14 (6.01%) MCSE
5 13 (5.58%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (5.15%) MCDST
7 10 (4.29%) Security Cleared
8 7 (3.00%) CCNP
8 7 (3.00%) CCVP
8 7 (3.00%) MCTS
8 7 (3.00%) SC Cleared
9 6 (2.58%) CCNA
9 6 (2.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 4 (1.72%) HND
10 4 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (1.29%) DV Cleared
11 3 (1.29%) PMI Certification
11 3 (1.29%) PMP
12 2 (0.86%) BICSI Certification
12 2 (0.86%) BICSI RCDD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.43%) SLA
2 6 (2.58%) QA
3 2 (0.86%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.86%) P3O
4 1 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.43%) JSP 440
System Software
1 37 (15.88%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.15%) BitLocker
2 5 (2.15%) Terminal Server
3 4 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.29%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.86%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.43%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.43%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 13 (5.58%) SCCM
2 8 (3.43%) WSUS
3 7 (3.00%) Cisco UCCE
3 7 (3.00%) Cisco UCCX
4 6 (2.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (0.86%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.86%) SCOM
6 1 (0.43%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.43%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (0.43%) Nagios
6 1 (0.43%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 124 (53.22%) Microsoft
2 25 (10.73%) SAP
3 12 (5.15%) Cisco
4 11 (4.72%) Adobe
5 10 (4.29%) Citrix
6 9 (3.86%) Remedy
7 8 (3.43%) Ericsson
7 8 (3.43%) Oracle
8 7 (3.00%) CA
8 7 (3.00%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (2.58%) Nokia
9 6 (2.58%) VMware
10 5 (2.15%) Amdocs
10 5 (2.15%) Tableau
11 4 (1.72%) Cognos
11 4 (1.72%) Huawei
11 4 (1.72%) hybris
12 3 (1.29%) HP
12 3 (1.29%) IBM
12 3 (1.29%) Informatica
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