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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 23 24 18
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -6
Contract jobs citing MS Office 149 166 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 6.13% 6.48% 6.35%
As % of the Applications category 41.16% 46.63% 40.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 52 39
Average daily rate
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£325 £265 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.64% -3.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £150 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £421 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £251 £263
% change year-on-year
+19.40% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 24 18
Average hourly rate £13.25 £15.92 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.77% +6.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.52 £10.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.85 £30.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.98 £14.36 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-2.68% +2.57%
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
362 356 486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 14.90% 13.90% 15.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 124 146
Average daily rate £355 £250 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.00% -25.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £138 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 32 32
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £9.10 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £30.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.61%

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 27 August 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
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 27 August 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 +1 58 £400 +86.04% 8
Bracknell +1 21 £300 -0.82% 1
Newbury +8 9 £350 +99.71% 1
Slough +2 9 £275 +54.92% 5
Maidenhead 0 8 £298 +43.37% 4
Wokingham +1 2 - - 2
Windsor - - - - 1
Ascot - - - -
MS Office
South East

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 182 (55.66%) Microsoft
2 140 (42.81%) MS Excel
3 94 (28.75%) Telecoms
4 92 (28.13%) Windows
5 65 (19.88%) Finance
6 62 (18.96%) MS PowerPoint
7 55 (16.82%) ITIL
8 53 (16.21%) Project Management
9 47 (14.37%) SharePoint
10 43 (13.15%) MS Visio
11 42 (12.84%) Active Directory
12 41 (12.54%) Degree
12 41 (12.54%) Windows 7
13 39 (11.93%) PRINCE2
14 37 (11.31%) MS Project
15 34 (10.40%) SQL Server
15 34 (10.40%) Security Cleared
16 33 (10.09%) Windows Server 2003
17 30 (9.17%) Visual Studio
17 30 (9.17%) Stakeholder Management
18 29 (8.87%) ASP.NET
18 29 (8.87%) .NET
18 29 (8.87%) C#
19 27 (8.26%) Windows XP
20 26 (7.95%) XML
20 26 (7.95%) Marketing
21 25 (7.65%) SQL
22 24 (7.34%) Workflow
23 23 (7.03%) SAP
24 22 (6.73%) SharePoint Server

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 47 (14.37%) SharePoint
2 22 (6.73%) SharePoint Server
3 19 (5.81%) MS Exchange
4 15 (4.59%) IBM Notes
5 10 (3.06%) CMS
5 10 (3.06%) Lync
6 8 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (2.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 6 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (1.22%) Magnolia
9 4 (1.22%) Zimbra
9 4 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.92%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.92%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.61%) Apache
11 2 (0.61%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.31%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 140 (42.81%) MS Excel
2 62 (18.96%) MS PowerPoint
3 43 (13.15%) MS Visio
4 37 (11.31%) MS Project
5 11 (3.36%) Photoshop
6 8 (2.45%) Adobe Illustrator
7 7 (2.14%) AutoCAD
8 6 (1.83%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.31%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 8 (2.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.92%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.61%) SAP IS-U
4 2 (0.61%) SAP GRC
4 2 (0.61%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.61%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.61%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.31%) SAP SEM
5 1 (0.31%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.31%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.31%) CSG Singleview
5 1 (0.31%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.31%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.31%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.31%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.06%) Office 365
2 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.12%) VPN
2 17 (5.20%) LDAP
3 16 (4.89%) Internet
4 14 (4.28%) LAN
5 11 (3.36%) TCP/IP
6 6 (1.83%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (1.53%) WAN
8 4 (1.22%) DNS
8 4 (1.22%) VoIP
8 4 (1.22%) DMZ
8 4 (1.22%) 3G
8 4 (1.22%) 2G
8 4 (1.22%) Radio Access Network
9 3 (0.92%) LTE
9 3 (0.92%) Firewall
9 3 (0.92%) Wireless
9 3 (0.92%) Broadband
9 3 (0.92%) SAN
9 3 (0.92%) DHCP
9 3 (0.92%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (10.40%) SQL Server
2 21 (6.42%) SQL Server 2005
3 17 (5.20%) OLAP
3 17 (5.20%) DTS
4 13 (3.98%) IDOL
5 9 (2.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (2.75%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (2.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (2.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.61%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.61%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.31%) SAP BI
8 1 (0.31%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.31%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.31%) MS Access
8 1 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.31%) DB2
8 1 (0.31%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.31%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 30 (9.17%) Visual Studio
2 11 (3.36%) Axure RP
3 3 (0.92%) StarTeam
3 3 (0.92%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 2 (0.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.61%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (0.31%) Ant
5 1 (0.31%) Hudson
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.31%) Gradle
General
1 94 (28.75%) Telecoms
2 65 (19.88%) Finance
3 26 (7.95%) Marketing
4 14 (4.28%) Legal
5 12 (3.67%) Law
6 9 (2.75%) Retail
7 8 (2.45%) Billing
7 8 (2.45%) Automotive
8 6 (1.83%) Publishing
8 6 (1.83%) German Language
9 4 (1.22%) Games
9 4 (1.22%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.22%) Electronics
10 3 (0.92%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.61%) Back Office
12 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.31%) Front Office
12 1 (0.31%) Advertising
12 1 (0.31%) Local Government
12 1 (0.31%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 51 (15.60%) Analyst
2 30 (9.17%) Project Manager
3 27 (8.26%) Developer
4 22 (6.73%) SharePoint Developer
5 21 (6.42%) Coordinator
6 19 (5.81%) Administrator
7 16 (4.89%) Service Analyst
8 15 (4.59%) Support Engineer
8 15 (4.59%) Project Coordinator
8 15 (4.59%) Service Desk Analyst
9 14 (4.28%) Consultant
10 12 (3.67%) Designer
11 11 (3.36%) Architect
11 11 (3.36%) Business Analyst
12 10 (3.06%) Support Analyst
12 10 (3.06%) Project Administrator
12 10 (3.06%) 1st Line Support
13 8 (2.45%) 2nd Line Support
13 8 (2.45%) Desktop Support
13 8 (2.45%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (8.87%) .NET
1 29 (8.87%) ASP.NET
2 26 (7.95%) XML
3 17 (5.20%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 16 (4.89%) HTML
4 16 (4.89%) Web Services
5 13 (3.98%) CSS
6 12 (3.67%) .NET Framework
7 9 (2.75%) Flash
8 8 (2.45%) WSDL
9 4 (1.22%) HTML5
10 3 (0.92%) Middleware
11 2 (0.61%) Web Dynpro
11 2 (0.61%) SAP Smart Forms
11 2 (0.61%) BAPI
11 2 (0.61%) SAP XI
11 2 (0.61%) EDI
11 2 (0.61%) CSS3
11 2 (0.61%) WebSphere MQ
11 2 (0.61%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.89%) Mobile App
2 12 (3.67%) Blackberry
3 8 (2.45%) Management Information System
3 8 (2.45%) Visualisation
4 7 (2.14%) GIS
4 7 (2.14%) Smartphone
5 4 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (1.22%) DTV
6 3 (0.92%) NHS
6 3 (0.92%) Computer Science
6 3 (0.92%) CMDB
7 2 (0.61%) iPhone
7 2 (0.61%) iSeries
7 2 (0.61%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.61%) AS400
7 2 (0.61%) iPad
7 2 (0.61%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.61%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.31%) Open Source
8 1 (0.31%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 92 (28.13%) Windows
2 41 (12.54%) Windows 7
3 33 (10.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 27 (8.26%) Windows XP
5 13 (3.98%) Android
6 11 (3.36%) Apple iOS
7 10 (3.06%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (1.83%) Windows 8
9 4 (1.22%) Linux
10 3 (0.92%) Windows Vista
10 3 (0.92%) UNIX
10 3 (0.92%) Solaris
10 3 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.61%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (16.82%) ITIL
2 53 (16.21%) Project Management
3 39 (11.93%) PRINCE2
4 30 (9.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 24 (7.34%) Workflow
6 19 (5.81%) Service Delivery
7 15 (4.59%) Web Development
8 14 (4.28%) Migration
9 13 (3.98%) Document Management
9 13 (3.98%) Service Management
10 12 (3.67%) Change Management
11 11 (3.36%) CRM
11 11 (3.36%) Business Analysis
11 11 (3.36%) Content Management
11 11 (3.36%) Time Management
12 10 (3.06%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (3.06%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (2.75%) E-Commerce
13 9 (2.75%) Validation
13 9 (2.75%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 29 (8.87%) C#
2 25 (7.65%) SQL
3 18 (5.50%) T-SQL
4 7 (2.14%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.22%) C
6 2 (0.61%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.61%) SAPscript
6 2 (0.61%) Perl
6 2 (0.61%) ABAP
7 1 (0.31%) ActionScript
7 1 (0.31%) C++
7 1 (0.31%) Java
7 1 (0.31%) PowerHouse
7 1 (0.31%) Lua
7 1 (0.31%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 41 (12.54%) Degree
2 34 (10.40%) Security Cleared
3 22 (6.73%) SC Cleared
4 12 (3.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (3.67%) PMP
4 12 (3.67%) PMI Certification
5 11 (3.36%) DV Cleared
6 8 (2.45%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.53%) HND
7 5 (1.53%) CCNA
8 4 (1.22%) MCSE
8 4 (1.22%) MCITP
9 3 (0.92%) MCTS
9 3 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.92%) MCP
9 3 (0.92%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (0.92%) VCP4
9 3 (0.92%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.50%) SLA
2 14 (4.28%) QA
3 7 (2.14%) ISO 9001
4 5 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.61%) COBIT
7 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
System Software
1 42 (12.84%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.22%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.92%) vSphere
4 3 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.31%) vCloud
5 1 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.31%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.31%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 16 (4.89%) SCCM
2 5 (1.53%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.31%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.31%) Nagios
4 1 (0.31%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.31%) Netcool/Webtop
4 1 (0.31%) OpenView
4 1 (0.31%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.31%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (0.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.31%) Netcool
4 1 (0.31%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 1 (0.31%) Check_MK
Vendors
1 182 (55.66%) Microsoft
2 23 (7.03%) SAP
3 15 (4.59%) Lotus
4 13 (3.98%) HP
4 13 (3.98%) Citrix
4 13 (3.98%) Meridio
5 12 (3.67%) Adobe
6 11 (3.36%) Cisco
7 10 (3.06%) Oracle
8 9 (2.75%) MobileIron
8 9 (2.75%) Remedy
9 7 (2.14%) VMware
9 7 (2.14%) Business Objects
10 5 (1.53%) TOWER Software
11 4 (1.22%) Apple
11 4 (1.22%) IBM
12 3 (0.92%) Borland
12 3 (0.92%) Appcelerator
13 2 (0.61%) Dell
13 2 (0.61%) Motorola
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