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 28 May 2015 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 19 18 27
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +9
Contract jobs citing MS Office 163 178 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 6.45% 6.84% 5.72%
As % of the Applications category 38.63% 41.59% 37.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 50 35
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£285 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.39% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £128 £117
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £225 £290
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -22.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 21
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.25 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.94% -19.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.83 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.55 £23.10 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -
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
422 428 366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 16.71% 16.44% 15.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 153 115
Average daily rate £325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £145 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £304 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.99% -2.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 28 54
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% -46.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £11.83 £11.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.60 £24.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-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 28 May 2015.

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 28 May 2015. 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 +7 86 £290 -6.45% 10
Slough +2 17 £130 -60.60% 2
Bracknell -8 12 £353 +56.88% 1
Newbury -3 7 £263 -16.00%
Maidenhead +2 5 £230 -11.53%
Windsor -3 1 - -
Thatcham - 1 - -
Hungerford - 1 - -
MS Office
South East

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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.

1 147 (49.66%) Microsoft
2 128 (43.24%) MS Excel
3 108 (36.49%) Telecoms
4 81 (27.36%) Windows
5 55 (18.58%) Active Directory
6 49 (16.55%) Windows 7
7 48 (16.22%) MS PowerPoint
8 44 (14.86%) Project Management
9 42 (14.19%) Finance
9 42 (14.19%) Degree
10 35 (11.82%) Stakeholder Management
11 32 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
12 30 (10.14%) SAP
13 29 (9.80%) SQL
14 28 (9.46%) Linux
15 26 (8.78%) Windows XP
15 26 (8.78%) ITIL
16 25 (8.45%) Migration
17 23 (7.77%) AutoCAD
18 21 (7.09%) PRINCE2
18 21 (7.09%) SharePoint
19 20 (6.76%) HP
20 19 (6.42%) Security Cleared
21 17 (5.74%) VPN
21 17 (5.74%) Oracle
22 16 (5.41%) MS Visio
22 16 (5.41%) Ericsson
22 16 (5.41%) Office 365
23 15 (5.07%) DV Cleared
23 15 (5.07%) QA

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 21 (7.09%) SharePoint
2 11 (3.72%) MS Exchange
3 8 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (2.36%) Lync
5 6 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (1.35%) ArcGIS
7 3 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.68%) CMS
8 2 (0.68%) Smallworld
9 1 (0.34%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.34%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.34%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 128 (43.24%) MS Excel
2 48 (16.22%) MS PowerPoint
3 23 (7.77%) AutoCAD
4 16 (5.41%) MS Visio
5 14 (4.73%) MS Project
6 2 (0.68%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.68%) InDesign
6 2 (0.68%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.34%) RoboHelp
7 1 (0.34%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.34%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.35%) Remedy ITSM
1 4 (1.35%) HFM
1 4 (1.35%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 2 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.68%) CODA-Financials
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.34%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.74%) VPN
2 12 (4.05%) TCP/IP
3 11 (3.72%) LTE
4 10 (3.38%) 4G
4 10 (3.38%) Firewall
4 10 (3.38%) Internet
4 10 (3.38%) 3G
5 9 (3.04%) VoIP
5 9 (3.04%) WAN
5 9 (3.04%) Radio Access Network
6 8 (2.70%) LAN
7 7 (2.36%) IPsec
8 6 (2.03%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (2.03%) 3GPP
9 5 (1.69%) DNS
10 4 (1.35%) xDSL
10 4 (1.35%) 2G
10 4 (1.35%) DSLAM
10 4 (1.35%) PPP
10 4 (1.35%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.03%) SQL Server
1 6 (2.03%) MS Access
2 4 (1.35%) Hyperion Smart View
2 4 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.01%) MySQL
4 2 (0.68%) Data Mart
4 2 (0.68%) QlikView
4 2 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.68%) DB2
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.34%) OLAP
5 1 (0.34%) SAP BI
5 1 (0.34%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.34%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 4 (1.35%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.34%) Subversion
2 1 (0.34%) Selenium
2 1 (0.34%) JIRA
2 1 (0.34%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (0.34%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.34%) Git (software)
General
1 108 (36.49%) Telecoms
2 42 (14.19%) Finance
3 14 (4.73%) Electronics
4 13 (4.39%) Marketing
5 12 (4.05%) Retail
6 7 (2.36%) Legal
7 6 (2.03%) Billing
8 5 (1.69%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.35%) French Language
9 4 (1.35%) German Language
9 4 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (1.01%) Advertising
10 3 (1.01%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.68%) Publishing
12 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.34%) Games
12 1 (0.34%) Military
12 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.34%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 61 (20.61%) Analyst
2 17 (5.74%) Coordinator
3 16 (5.41%) Project Manager
4 15 (5.07%) Support Engineer
5 14 (4.73%) Design Engineer
6 13 (4.39%) Service Desk Analyst
6 13 (4.39%) Service Analyst
7 11 (3.72%) Support Analyst
8 10 (3.38%) Administrator
8 10 (3.38%) Desktop Support
9 9 (3.04%) Project Coordinator
9 9 (3.04%) Site Engineer
10 8 (2.70%) IT Support
10 8 (2.70%) Desktop Analyst
10 8 (2.70%) Desktop Engineer
10 8 (2.70%) 1st Line Support
11 7 (2.36%) Junior
11 7 (2.36%) Developer
11 7 (2.36%) Business Analyst
11 7 (2.36%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.69%) HTML
2 3 (1.01%) CSS
3 2 (0.68%) HTML5
3 2 (0.68%) CSS3
3 2 (0.68%) Ajax
3 2 (0.68%) APPC
3 2 (0.68%) Middleware
3 2 (0.68%) XML
4 1 (0.34%) Web Services
4 1 (0.34%) .NET
4 1 (0.34%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.34%) VXML
4 1 (0.34%) BAPI
4 1 (0.34%) jQuery
4 1 (0.34%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.34%) MDX
4 1 (0.34%) FuelPHP
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 32 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.72%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.04%) Data Centre
4 8 (2.70%) Statistics
4 8 (2.70%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.36%) PKI
6 6 (2.03%) GIS
7 4 (1.35%) IPTV
8 3 (1.01%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.01%) EPoS
9 2 (0.68%) iSeries
9 2 (0.68%) Social Media
9 2 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.68%) Social Network
9 2 (0.68%) AS400
9 2 (0.68%) DTV
9 2 (0.68%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.68%) NHS
10 1 (0.34%) Clustering
10 1 (0.34%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 81 (27.36%) Windows
2 49 (16.55%) Windows 7
3 28 (9.46%) Linux
4 26 (8.78%) Windows XP
5 12 (4.05%) UNIX
6 10 (3.38%) Windows 8
7 8 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (2.36%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (2.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (1.35%) Solaris
11 3 (1.01%) Windows 2000
11 3 (1.01%) Mac OS X
11 3 (1.01%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.68%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.68%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.68%) i5/OS
12 2 (0.68%) Windows CE
12 2 (0.68%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (14.86%) Project Management
2 35 (11.82%) Stakeholder Management
3 26 (8.78%) ITIL
4 25 (8.45%) Migration
5 21 (7.09%) PRINCE2
6 14 (4.73%) Service Management
6 14 (4.73%) Service Delivery
7 10 (3.38%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (3.38%) Incident Management
8 9 (3.04%) Change Management
8 9 (3.04%) Data Analysis
9 8 (2.70%) Line Management
9 8 (2.70%) Programme Management
9 8 (2.70%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (2.36%) Test Scripting
10 7 (2.36%) Data Entry
11 6 (2.03%) Enterprise Architecture
11 6 (2.03%) Use Case
11 6 (2.03%) E-Commerce
12 5 (1.69%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 29 (9.80%) SQL
2 14 (4.73%) VBA
3 8 (2.70%) VB
4 5 (1.69%) C
5 4 (1.35%) Perl
6 3 (1.01%) Python
6 3 (1.01%) PHP
6 3 (1.01%) Java
7 2 (0.68%) RPG
7 2 (0.68%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.68%) COBOL
8 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.34%) ABAP
8 1 (0.34%) SAPscript
8 1 (0.34%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 42 (14.19%) Degree
2 19 (6.42%) Security Cleared
3 15 (5.07%) DV Cleared
4 8 (2.70%) ISEB
5 6 (2.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (2.03%) ISTQB
5 6 (2.03%) PMP
5 6 (2.03%) PMI Certification
6 5 (1.69%) HND
6 5 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.69%) CCNA
6 5 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.35%) NVQ Level 3
7 4 (1.35%) SCSA
7 4 (1.35%) CCNP
7 4 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.35%) Sun Certification
8 3 (1.01%) MCTS
9 2 (0.68%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.07%) QA
2 9 (3.04%) SLA
3 3 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.01%) GAAP
3 3 (1.01%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.68%) PMBOK
4 2 (0.68%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.34%) GCP
5 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 55 (18.58%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.01%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.68%) XenApp
4 2 (0.68%) PowerHA
4 2 (0.68%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.34%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.34%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.34%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (1.69%) SCCM
2 3 (1.01%) SCOM
3 2 (0.68%) Tivoli NetView
4 1 (0.34%) ARCserve
4 1 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.34%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.34%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 147 (49.66%) Microsoft
2 30 (10.14%) SAP
3 20 (6.76%) HP
4 17 (5.74%) Oracle
5 16 (5.41%) Ericsson
6 14 (4.73%) TOWER Software
7 7 (2.36%) Cisco
7 7 (2.36%) Remedy
7 7 (2.36%) Red Hat
8 6 (2.03%) Huawei
8 6 (2.03%) VMware
8 6 (2.03%) Citrix
8 6 (2.03%) PeopleSoft
9 4 (1.35%) Sun
9 4 (1.35%) Veritas
9 4 (1.35%) Mapinfo
10 3 (1.01%) Symantec
10 3 (1.01%) BMC
10 3 (1.01%) Adobe
10 3 (1.01%) IBM
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