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 18 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 33 32 25
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -7
Contract jobs citing MS Office 131 137 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.91% 5.27% 5.38%
As % of the Applications category 39.10% 33.50% 41.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 55 34
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£238 £250 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -22.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £130 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £488 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £267 £199 £275
% change year-on-year
+34.04% -27.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 26 26
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +8.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.67 £27.10 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.81 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+1.37% +2.29%
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
335 409 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 12.55% 15.74% 13.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 192 104
Average daily rate £275 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 29 41
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.83 £27.20 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +5 51 £220 -20.00% 8
Newbury +14 15 £343 +16.59% 1
Maidenhead -2 12 £287 -14.47%
Slough -10 11 £230 +4.54% 3
Bracknell -3 8 £273 +21.54% 1
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
MS Office
South East

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 141 (49.82%) Microsoft
2 130 (45.94%) MS Excel
3 89 (31.45%) Telecoms
4 68 (24.03%) Windows
5 53 (18.73%) ITIL
6 51 (18.02%) Project Management
7 43 (15.19%) Active Directory
7 43 (15.19%) MS PowerPoint
8 42 (14.84%) Degree
8 42 (14.84%) PRINCE2
9 41 (14.49%) Finance
10 40 (14.13%) MS Visio
11 36 (12.72%) SharePoint
12 35 (12.37%) Windows 7
13 31 (10.95%) Stakeholder Management
14 22 (7.77%) Internet
15 21 (7.42%) MS Project
15 21 (7.42%) Marketing
16 20 (7.07%) Windows XP
17 19 (6.71%) Remedy
17 19 (6.71%) Agile Software Development
18 18 (6.36%) Security Cleared
18 18 (6.36%) SLA
19 17 (6.01%) E-Commerce
19 17 (6.01%) SQL
20 16 (5.65%) HP
20 16 (5.65%) Time Management
20 16 (5.65%) Mobile App
21 15 (5.30%) TCP/IP
21 15 (5.30%) ITIL Certification

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 36 (12.72%) SharePoint
2 11 (3.89%) IBM Notes
3 9 (3.18%) Lync
3 9 (3.18%) MS Exchange
3 9 (3.18%) CMS
4 6 (2.12%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (1.41%) Magnolia
6 2 (0.71%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.35%) Node.js
7 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.35%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (0.35%) Apache
7 1 (0.35%) SAS
7 1 (0.35%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.35%) Commerce Server
7 1 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 130 (45.94%) MS Excel
2 43 (15.19%) MS PowerPoint
3 40 (14.13%) MS Visio
4 21 (7.42%) MS Project
5 12 (4.24%) Photoshop
6 8 (2.83%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (1.77%) AutoCAD
8 4 (1.41%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.71%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.35%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 2 (0.71%) CSG Singleview
1 2 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.71%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.35%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.35%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.35%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.35%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.35%) SAP SEM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.77%) Office 365
2 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 22 (7.77%) Internet
2 15 (5.30%) TCP/IP
3 14 (4.95%) LAN
4 12 (4.24%) WAN
5 10 (3.53%) VPN
6 9 (3.18%) FTP
7 7 (2.47%) LTE
7 7 (2.47%) 4G
7 7 (2.47%) 3G
8 5 (1.77%) SAN
9 4 (1.41%) HTTP
10 3 (1.06%) LDAP
10 3 (1.06%) SNA
10 3 (1.06%) DNS
10 3 (1.06%) DHCP
10 3 (1.06%) Ethernet
10 3 (1.06%) Firewall
10 3 (1.06%) APPN
10 3 (1.06%) 2G
11 2 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.89%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.06%) DTS
4 3 (1.06%) DB2
4 3 (1.06%) OLAP
4 3 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (1.06%) IDOL
5 2 (0.71%) SAP BW
5 2 (0.71%) SAP BI
5 2 (0.71%) MySQL
5 2 (0.71%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.35%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.35%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.35%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.35%) QlikView
6 1 (0.35%) Data Mart
6 1 (0.35%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (3.89%) Axure RP
2 4 (1.41%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.06%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.06%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 2 (0.71%) Subversion
4 2 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.71%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (0.35%) JIRA
5 1 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 89 (31.45%) Telecoms
2 41 (14.49%) Finance
3 21 (7.42%) Marketing
4 14 (4.95%) Retail
5 12 (4.24%) Billing
6 10 (3.53%) Legal
7 8 (2.83%) German Language
8 7 (2.47%) Law
8 7 (2.47%) Manufacturing
9 6 (2.12%) Automotive
10 5 (1.77%) Publishing
11 4 (1.41%) Games
11 4 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (1.41%) Back Office
12 3 (1.06%) Electronics
13 2 (0.71%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.71%) Local Government
14 1 (0.35%) Avionics
14 1 (0.35%) Portuguese Language
14 1 (0.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 46 (16.25%) Analyst
2 31 (10.95%) Project Manager
3 20 (7.07%) Administrator
4 17 (6.01%) Service Analyst
5 15 (5.30%) Designer
5 15 (5.30%) Service Desk Analyst
6 14 (4.95%) Coordinator
7 13 (4.59%) 1st Line Support
8 11 (3.89%) Support Engineer
8 11 (3.89%) Business Analyst
8 11 (3.89%) Developer
8 11 (3.89%) Project Coordinator
9 10 (3.53%) Support Analyst
10 8 (2.83%) Technical Writer
11 7 (2.47%) Architect
12 6 (2.12%) 2nd Line Support
12 6 (2.12%) Junior
12 6 (2.12%) Senior Manager
12 6 (2.12%) Technical Project Manager
12 6 (2.12%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.18%) XML
1 9 (3.18%) HTML
2 8 (2.83%) Flash
3 7 (2.47%) Web Services
3 7 (2.47%) CSS
4 6 (2.12%) ASP.NET
4 6 (2.12%) .NET
5 4 (1.41%) CSS3
5 4 (1.41%) HTML5
6 3 (1.06%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 3 (1.06%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.06%) APPC
7 2 (0.71%) Middleware
7 2 (0.71%) jQuery
7 2 (0.71%) FuelPHP
8 1 (0.35%) REST
8 1 (0.35%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.35%) ExpressJS
8 1 (0.35%) MDX
8 1 (0.35%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.65%) Mobile App
2 14 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.24%) User Experience
4 11 (3.89%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.83%) Visualisation
6 7 (2.47%) Smartphone
7 5 (1.77%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.41%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.06%) iSeries
9 3 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.06%) iPad
9 3 (1.06%) AS400
9 3 (1.06%) Replication
10 2 (0.71%) DTV
10 2 (0.71%) Copywriting
10 2 (0.71%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.35%) New Media
11 1 (0.35%) Xbox
11 1 (0.35%) Statistics
11 1 (0.35%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 68 (24.03%) Windows
2 35 (12.37%) Windows 7
3 20 (7.07%) Windows XP
4 14 (4.95%) Android
5 11 (3.89%) Apple iOS
5 11 (3.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (3.53%) Windows 8
7 6 (2.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.41%) Linux
8 4 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.06%) Windows Vista
9 3 (1.06%) i5/OS
9 3 (1.06%) OS/400
10 1 (0.35%) UNIX
10 1 (0.35%) HPUX
10 1 (0.35%) Solaris
10 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (18.73%) ITIL
2 51 (18.02%) Project Management
3 42 (14.84%) PRINCE2
4 31 (10.95%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (6.71%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (6.01%) E-Commerce
7 16 (5.65%) Time Management
8 12 (4.24%) Service Delivery
8 12 (4.24%) Use Case
9 11 (3.89%) Service Management
10 10 (3.53%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (3.53%) Business Analysis
10 10 (3.53%) Analytics
11 9 (3.18%) Content Management
11 9 (3.18%) Programme Management
12 8 (2.83%) Change Management
12 8 (2.83%) Data Analysis
13 7 (2.47%) Change Control
13 7 (2.47%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (2.47%) eTOM
Programming Languages
1 17 (6.01%) SQL
2 7 (2.47%) C#
3 4 (1.41%) T-SQL
3 4 (1.41%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.06%) C
4 3 (1.06%) COBOL
4 3 (1.06%) RPG
5 2 (0.71%) ABAP
5 2 (0.71%) VBA
5 2 (0.71%) Perl
5 2 (0.71%) PHP
6 1 (0.35%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.35%) Java
6 1 (0.35%) C++
6 1 (0.35%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 42 (14.84%) Degree
2 18 (6.36%) Security Cleared
3 15 (5.30%) ITIL Certification
3 15 (5.30%) PMP
3 15 (5.30%) PMI Certification
4 12 (4.24%) SC Cleared
5 9 (3.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (3.18%) MCP
6 8 (2.83%) MCSE
6 8 (2.83%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (1.06%) CCENT
8 3 (1.06%) CCNA
8 3 (1.06%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.06%) IBM Certification
9 2 (0.71%) ISEB
9 2 (0.71%) CCA
9 2 (0.71%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.36%) SLA
2 11 (3.89%) QA
3 7 (2.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (2.12%) ISO 9001
5 5 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.71%) COBIT
7 1 (0.35%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.35%) P3O
System Software
1 43 (15.19%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.06%) PowerHA
3 2 (0.71%) Terminal Services
3 2 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (2.47%) SCCM
1 7 (2.47%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.06%) Tivoli NetView
3 2 (0.71%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (0.71%) OpenView
3 2 (0.71%) SCOM
4 1 (0.35%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (0.35%) Check_MK
4 1 (0.35%) Nagios
4 1 (0.35%) ARCserve
4 1 (0.35%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 141 (49.82%) Microsoft
2 19 (6.71%) Remedy
3 16 (5.65%) HP
4 13 (4.59%) Adobe
4 13 (4.59%) SAP
5 12 (4.24%) Citrix
6 11 (3.89%) Lotus
7 7 (2.47%) CA
8 6 (2.12%) IBM
9 5 (1.77%) Oracle
9 5 (1.77%) Business Objects
10 4 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (1.06%) Appcelerator
11 3 (1.06%) Meridio
11 3 (1.06%) Cisco
11 3 (1.06%) NetIQ
11 3 (1.06%) VMware
12 2 (0.71%) Motorola
12 2 (0.71%) BMC
12 2 (0.71%) Dell
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