The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the Berkshire region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 19 26 32
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +6
Contract jobs citing MS Office 201 134 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 6.87% 5.40% 4.43%
As % of the Applications category 42.05% 33.67% 33.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 20 33
Average daily rate £320 £339 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.68% -15.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £102 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £426 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £270 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 33 32
Average hourly rate £17.50 £29.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.65% +107.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.26 £10.60 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.70 £36.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.44%
Applications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
478 398 412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 16.34% 16.04% 13.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 112 148
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £176 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 73 44
Average hourly rate £17.50 £34.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.27% +130.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £12.90 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £36.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
MS Office
South East

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 16 April 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

MS Office Hourly Rate Histogram 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading -8 69 £375 +30.43% 12
Bracknell +12 25 £400 - 1
Maidenhead +5 15 £325 +60.49% 3
Slough +11 14 £238 - 2
Newbury +1 8 £225 - 4
Windsor - 3 - -
Wokingham +3 1 - - 1
Thatcham - - - -
Hungerford - - - -
MS Office
South East

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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.

1 174 (50.58%) Microsoft
2 171 (49.71%) MS Excel
3 125 (36.34%) Windows
4 75 (21.80%) Active Directory
5 73 (21.22%) Telecoms
6 71 (20.64%) Windows 7
7 60 (17.44%) MS PowerPoint
8 55 (15.99%) Finance
9 49 (14.24%) VPN
10 48 (13.95%) SQL
10 48 (13.95%) Project Management
11 41 (11.92%) ITIL
11 41 (11.92%) Degree
12 34 (9.88%) MS Visio
12 34 (9.88%) Windows Server 2003
13 33 (9.59%) Windows XP
13 33 (9.59%) Windows Server 2008
14 32 (9.30%) LAN
14 32 (9.30%) SharePoint
15 30 (8.72%) MS Project
15 30 (8.72%) SCCM
16 29 (8.43%) PRINCE2
17 28 (8.14%) SQL Server
18 26 (7.56%) Cisco
19 24 (6.98%) Blackberry
19 24 (6.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
20 23 (6.69%) VMware
20 23 (6.69%) WAN
20 23 (6.69%) Security Cleared
20 23 (6.69%) Marketing

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 32 (9.30%) SharePoint
2 24 (6.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 17 (4.94%) MS Exchange
4 11 (3.20%) SharePoint Server
4 11 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2007
5 10 (2.91%) CMS
6 9 (2.62%) IBM Notes
6 9 (2.62%) Lync
7 6 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.45%) IIS
8 5 (1.45%) MS Project Server
8 5 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (1.16%) Zimbra
9 4 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.87%) ArcGIS
10 3 (0.87%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.29%) eRoom
11 1 (0.29%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.29%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 171 (49.71%) MS Excel
2 60 (17.44%) MS PowerPoint
3 34 (9.88%) MS Visio
4 30 (8.72%) MS Project
5 13 (3.78%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (1.45%) Photoshop
6 5 (1.45%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.29%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.29%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.29%) SAP SRM
3 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.29%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.78%) Office 365
2 3 (0.87%) SaaS
2 3 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 49 (14.24%) VPN
2 32 (9.30%) LAN
3 23 (6.69%) WAN
4 18 (5.23%) Firewall
5 16 (4.65%) Ethernet
5 16 (4.65%) TCP/IP
6 14 (4.07%) OSPF
6 14 (4.07%) BGP
6 14 (4.07%) DNS
7 13 (3.78%) DHCP
8 12 (3.49%) LTE
8 12 (3.49%) 2G
8 12 (3.49%) MPLS
8 12 (3.49%) 3G
8 12 (3.49%) FTP
9 11 (3.20%) LDAP
9 11 (3.20%) Internet
10 10 (2.91%) Radio Access Network
11 9 (2.62%) RSVP
11 9 (2.62%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (8.14%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.65%) SQL Server 2005
3 14 (4.07%) MS Access
4 10 (2.91%) DTS
4 10 (2.91%) OLAP
5 6 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (1.74%) IDOL
6 5 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.58%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.29%) DB2
10 1 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.29%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.29%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 16 (4.65%) Visual Studio
2 8 (2.33%) Appcelerator Titanium
2 8 (2.33%) Axure RP
3 6 (1.74%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 6 (1.74%) Oracle Forms
3 6 (1.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.29%) Ant
4 1 (0.29%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.29%) MSI
4 1 (0.29%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.29%) JIRA
4 1 (0.29%) Maven
4 1 (0.29%) Jenkins
General
1 73 (21.22%) Telecoms
2 55 (15.99%) Finance
3 23 (6.69%) Marketing
4 19 (5.52%) Retail
5 13 (3.78%) Games
6 12 (3.49%) Publishing
7 11 (3.20%) Automotive
8 4 (1.16%) Mandarin Language
9 3 (0.87%) Legal
9 3 (0.87%) Banking
9 3 (0.87%) Japanese Language
10 2 (0.58%) French Language
10 2 (0.58%) German Language
10 2 (0.58%) Billing
10 2 (0.58%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.58%) Law
10 2 (0.58%) Electronics
10 2 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.29%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 73 (21.22%) Analyst
2 32 (9.30%) Desktop Support
3 28 (8.14%) Support Analyst
4 23 (6.69%) Support Engineer
5 22 (6.40%) Coordinator
6 20 (5.81%) Desktop Engineer
7 19 (5.52%) Project Manager
8 18 (5.23%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 16 (4.65%) Developer
10 15 (4.36%) Service Analyst
10 15 (4.36%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 15 (4.36%) Desktop Analyst
11 13 (3.78%) Project Coordinator
12 12 (3.49%) Service Desk Analyst
12 12 (3.49%) SharePoint Developer
12 12 (3.49%) 2nd Line Support
12 12 (3.49%) 1st Line Support
13 11 (3.20%) Trainer
13 11 (3.20%) Administrator
14 10 (2.91%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (5.52%) HTML
2 17 (4.94%) .NET
2 17 (4.94%) CSS
3 16 (4.65%) ASP.NET
4 13 (3.78%) HTML5
5 10 (2.91%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 8 (2.33%) CSS3
6 8 (2.33%) XML
7 5 (1.45%) Web Services
7 5 (1.45%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.87%) WSDL
9 2 (0.58%) jQuery
10 1 (0.29%) COM
10 1 (0.29%) Flash
10 1 (0.29%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.98%) Blackberry
2 11 (3.20%) GIS
3 10 (2.91%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.33%) Smartphone
4 8 (2.33%) Mobile App
5 6 (1.74%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (1.74%) E-Learning
6 5 (1.45%) Learning Management System
7 4 (1.16%) Graphic Design
7 4 (1.16%) PMI
7 4 (1.16%) NHS
8 3 (0.87%) NPfIT
8 3 (0.87%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.87%) iPhone
9 2 (0.58%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.58%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.58%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.58%) Statistics
9 2 (0.58%) Replication
9 2 (0.58%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 125 (36.34%) Windows
2 71 (20.64%) Windows 7
3 34 (9.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 33 (9.59%) Windows XP
4 33 (9.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (3.20%) UNIX
6 10 (2.91%) Windows 8
6 10 (2.91%) AIX
7 8 (2.33%) Android
7 8 (2.33%) Apple iOS
8 6 (1.74%) Windows Vista
9 5 (1.45%) Linux
10 4 (1.16%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.58%) Solaris
13 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.29%) SUSE
13 1 (0.29%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (13.95%) Project Management
2 41 (11.92%) ITIL
3 29 (8.43%) PRINCE2
4 20 (5.81%) Workflow
5 18 (5.23%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (4.36%) Service Management
7 14 (4.07%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (4.07%) Change Management
7 14 (4.07%) Migration
8 13 (3.78%) Content Management
8 13 (3.78%) Network Design
9 12 (3.49%) Change Control
9 12 (3.49%) Service Delivery
10 11 (3.20%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (2.91%) Validation
11 10 (2.91%) CRM
12 9 (2.62%) Scrum
12 9 (2.62%) Performance Management
13 8 (2.33%) Usability Testing
13 8 (2.33%) Data Entry
Programming Languages
1 48 (13.95%) SQL
2 18 (5.23%) C#
3 12 (3.49%) VB
4 10 (2.91%) T-SQL
5 7 (2.03%) PowerShell
6 6 (1.74%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.45%) C
8 2 (0.58%) VBA
8 2 (0.58%) VBScript
9 1 (0.29%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.29%) Perl
9 1 (0.29%) Java
9 1 (0.29%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.29%) ActionScript
9 1 (0.29%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.29%) Lua
Qualifications
1 41 (11.92%) Degree
2 23 (6.69%) Security Cleared
3 17 (4.94%) SC Cleared
4 9 (2.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (2.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 8 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (2.03%) PMP
6 7 (2.03%) PMI Certification
7 6 (1.74%) ISEB
7 6 (1.74%) CCNA
8 5 (1.45%) HND
8 5 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.16%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.87%) CCSA
10 3 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.58%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 2 (0.58%) CCDP
11 2 (0.58%) CCNP
11 2 (0.58%) MCSE
12 1 (0.29%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.81%) SLA
2 11 (3.20%) QA
3 7 (2.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (2.03%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.58%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 75 (21.80%) Active Directory
2 21 (6.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.62%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 5 (1.45%) KVM
4 5 (1.45%) ISA Server
4 5 (1.45%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.29%) NFS
6 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.29%) vSphere
6 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 30 (8.72%) SCCM
2 11 (3.20%) Tivoli
3 10 (2.91%) WSUS
4 5 (1.45%) ARCserve
5 3 (0.87%) NetBackup
5 3 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.58%) SCOM
6 2 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.58%) Unicenter
7 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 174 (50.58%) Microsoft
2 26 (7.56%) Cisco
3 23 (6.69%) VMware
4 17 (4.94%) SAP
4 17 (4.94%) Citrix
5 16 (4.65%) MobileIron
6 14 (4.07%) Oracle
7 11 (3.20%) HP
7 11 (3.20%) IBM
7 11 (3.20%) Apple
7 11 (3.20%) SolarWinds
8 10 (2.91%) Huawei
8 10 (2.91%) Business Objects
9 9 (2.62%) Lotus
9 9 (2.62%) F5
10 8 (2.33%) Appcelerator
10 8 (2.33%) McAfee
10 8 (2.33%) Adobe
10 8 (2.33%) Nortel
11 7 (2.03%) BT
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