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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office
South East / Berkshire
Rank 31 37 34
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -3
Contract jobs citing MS Office 92 118 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.68% 4.70% 4.50%
As % of the Applications category 34.20% 40.00% 34.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 39 45
Median daily rate £275 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £174 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £295 £275
% change year-on-year
-5.08% +7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 34 16
Median hourly rate £9.50 £12.17 £15.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.90% -23.46%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%

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
269 295 375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 13.70% 11.75% 13.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 117 167
Median daily rate £345 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £165 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 42 24
Median hourly rate £13.85 £12.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.80% -26.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.19 £18.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-12.12% +10.00%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing MS Office as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +19 51 £275 -31.25% 6
Maidenhead +6 11 £235 +67.85% 2
Bracknell -9 8 £150 -53.84% 1
Slough +5 6 £300 +9.09% 2
Newbury +2 5 £450 - 1
Windsor +1 1 £153 -61.87% 1
MS Office
South East

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 124 (67.03%) Microsoft
2 78 (42.16%) MS Excel
3 42 (22.70%) Telecoms
4 34 (18.38%) Windows
5 31 (16.76%) MS PowerPoint
6 29 (15.68%) Finance
7 27 (14.59%) Project Management
8 26 (14.05%) GIS
9 24 (12.97%) SAP
10 23 (12.43%) Degree
11 21 (11.35%) Active Directory
12 19 (10.27%) Oracle
13 17 (9.19%) SQL
14 16 (8.65%) Office 365
14 16 (8.65%) Coaching
14 16 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
15 15 (8.11%) SharePoint
16 14 (7.57%) MS Exchange
16 14 (7.57%) Security Cleared
17 12 (6.49%) QA
17 12 (6.49%) Windows Server
18 11 (5.95%) Windows 7
19 10 (5.41%) 3G
19 10 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
19 10 (5.41%) Military
19 10 (5.41%) 4G
20 9 (4.86%) Spreadsheet
20 9 (4.86%) Cybersecurity
20 9 (4.86%) LAN
20 9 (4.86%) TCP/IP

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (8.11%) SharePoint
2 14 (7.57%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.08%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.54%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.54%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.54%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 78 (42.16%) MS Excel
2 31 (16.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (4.86%) MS Project
3 9 (4.86%) Spreadsheet
4 8 (4.32%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.08%) Maya
6 1 (0.54%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.54%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 5 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.62%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.54%) Primavera
3 1 (0.54%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.54%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 16 (8.65%) Office 365
2 1 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.54%) IaaS
2 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.54%) PaaS
2 1 (0.54%) SaaS
2 1 (0.54%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.41%) 3G
1 10 (5.41%) 4G
2 9 (4.86%) LAN
2 9 (4.86%) TCP/IP
3 6 (3.24%) LTE
3 6 (3.24%) VPN
4 5 (2.70%) DHCP
4 5 (2.70%) Firewall
4 5 (2.70%) Skype
5 4 (2.16%) 2G
5 4 (2.16%) DNS
5 4 (2.16%) DWDM
5 4 (2.16%) SAN
6 3 (1.62%) IP Telephony
6 3 (1.62%) NAS
6 3 (1.62%) Network Security
6 3 (1.62%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (1.62%) UMTS
6 3 (1.62%) WAN
7 2 (1.08%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (14.05%) GIS
2 7 (3.78%) MS Access
3 4 (2.16%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.08%) DB2
5 1 (0.54%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.54%) Essbase
5 1 (0.54%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (1.08%) Ant
1 2 (1.08%) ClearCase
1 2 (1.08%) ClearQuest
1 2 (1.08%) JIRA
1 2 (1.08%) Maven
1 2 (1.08%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (1.08%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.54%) MSI
General
1 42 (22.70%) Telecoms
2 29 (15.68%) Finance
3 10 (5.41%) Military
4 8 (4.32%) German Language
5 7 (3.78%) French Language
6 6 (3.24%) Marketing
7 4 (2.16%) Advertising
7 4 (2.16%) Retail
8 3 (1.62%) Legal
8 3 (1.62%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (1.08%) Electronics
9 2 (1.08%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.54%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.54%) Avionics
10 1 (0.54%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.54%) Law
10 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.54%) Polish Language
10 1 (0.54%) Publishing
10 1 (0.54%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 28 (15.14%) Analyst
2 25 (13.51%) GIS Technician
3 24 (12.97%) Data Technician
4 18 (9.73%) Administrator
5 17 (9.19%) Support Engineer
6 11 (5.95%) Trainer
7 10 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support
8 9 (4.86%) Consultant
8 9 (4.86%) Data Analyst
8 9 (4.86%) Project Administrator
9 8 (4.32%) Coordinator
9 8 (4.32%) IT Support
10 7 (3.78%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 7 (3.78%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 7 (3.78%) SAP Analyst
11 6 (3.24%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 6 (3.24%) Project Manager
12 5 (2.70%) Desktop Support
12 5 (2.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 5 (2.70%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.08%) .NET
1 2 (1.08%) ASP.NET
1 2 (1.08%) CGI
1 2 (1.08%) HTML
2 1 (0.54%) COM
2 1 (0.54%) EDI
2 1 (0.54%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.32%) Data Centre
3 7 (3.78%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.70%) Driving Licence
5 4 (2.16%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.16%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.62%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.08%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.08%) IVR
7 2 (1.08%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.54%) Clustering
8 1 (0.54%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.54%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.54%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.54%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 34 (18.38%) Windows
2 12 (6.49%) Windows Server
3 11 (5.95%) Windows 7
4 8 (4.32%) Windows 10
4 8 (4.32%) Windows 8
4 8 (4.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (2.70%) Windows XP
6 4 (2.16%) Linux
6 4 (2.16%) Solaris
6 4 (2.16%) Unix
7 3 (1.62%) Android
7 3 (1.62%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.08%) AIX
8 2 (1.08%) Windows Phone
8 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.54%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (14.59%) Project Management
2 16 (8.65%) Coaching
3 10 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (4.86%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (4.32%) Data Analysis
5 8 (4.32%) ITIL
5 8 (4.32%) Workflow
6 7 (3.78%) Change Management
6 7 (3.78%) CRM
6 7 (3.78%) Data Entry
6 7 (3.78%) ERP
7 6 (3.24%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (3.24%) Matrix Organization
7 6 (3.24%) People Management
7 6 (3.24%) PRINCE2
7 6 (3.24%) Validation
8 5 (2.70%) Data Management
8 5 (2.70%) E-Commerce
8 5 (2.70%) Information Management
8 5 (2.70%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 17 (9.19%) SQL
2 4 (2.16%) C
2 4 (2.16%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.62%) Perl
3 3 (1.62%) Shell Script
3 3 (1.62%) VBA
4 2 (1.08%) C#
4 2 (1.08%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 23 (12.43%) Degree
2 14 (7.57%) Security Cleared
3 9 (4.86%) HND
4 7 (3.78%) CIPD
4 7 (3.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (3.78%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.16%) ECDL
5 4 (2.16%) MCSE
6 3 (1.62%) CCNP
6 3 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.62%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.62%) PMP
7 2 (1.08%) A+ Certification
7 2 (1.08%) CCNA
7 2 (1.08%) HNC
7 2 (1.08%) MCITP
7 2 (1.08%) MCSA
7 2 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.08%) SCSA
7 2 (1.08%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.49%) QA
2 8 (4.32%) PMO
2 8 (4.32%) SLA
3 6 (3.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (2.16%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.54%) GAAP
5 1 (0.54%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 21 (11.35%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.08%) XenApp
3 1 (0.54%) BitLocker
3 1 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.54%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (4.32%) SCCM
2 2 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.08%) Netcool
3 1 (0.54%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.54%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (0.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.54%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.54%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 1 (0.54%) Netcool/Webtop
3 1 (0.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.54%) SCSM
3 1 (0.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (0.54%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.54%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 1 (0.54%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 124 (67.03%) Microsoft
2 24 (12.97%) SAP
3 19 (10.27%) Oracle
4 8 (4.32%) HP
5 7 (3.78%) Citrix
6 4 (2.16%) hybris
6 4 (2.16%) Remedy
6 4 (2.16%) Tableau
7 3 (1.62%) Apple
7 3 (1.62%) Ariba
7 3 (1.62%) BMC
7 3 (1.62%) Cisco
7 3 (1.62%) Huawei
7 3 (1.62%) Veritas
8 2 (1.08%) IBM
8 2 (1.08%) Mapinfo
8 2 (1.08%) NetApp
8 2 (1.08%) Serena
8 2 (1.08%) Sun
8 2 (1.08%) VMware