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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 41 26 24
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Office 97 148 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.75% 6.04% 6.29%
As % of the Applications category 31.39% 40.88% 45.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 72 50
Average daily rate
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£225 £325 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +22.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £200 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £473 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £295 £263
% change year-on-year
+0.84% +12.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 23
Average hourly rate £12.88 £13.25 £14.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.83% -10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £9.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £15.85 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.40 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -3.44%
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
309 362 355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 11.96% 14.78% 13.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 158 119
Average daily rate £300 £360 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +44.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £180 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 32 31
Average hourly rate £21.53 £17.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.61% -1.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.49 £12.00 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.90 £24.00 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.51 £15.39 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-5.68% -0.74%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 -9 43 £350 -12.50% 13
Slough +9 17 £225 -18.18% 1
Bracknell -20 6 £225 -25.00% 1
Maidenhead 0 4 - -
Wokingham -2 2 £200 - 1
Newbury -17 2 £345 -1.28% 1
MS Office
South East

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 137 (54.15%) Microsoft
2 107 (42.29%) MS Excel
3 80 (31.62%) Windows
4 74 (29.25%) Telecoms
5 48 (18.97%) Project Management
5 48 (18.97%) Windows 7
6 46 (18.18%) Active Directory
7 45 (17.79%) MS PowerPoint
8 40 (15.81%) Finance
8 40 (15.81%) Analytical Skills
9 37 (14.62%) ITIL
10 33 (13.04%) SQL
11 30 (11.86%) Degree
12 27 (10.67%) PRINCE2
12 27 (10.67%) Linux
13 24 (9.49%) Migration
14 23 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
14 23 (9.09%) Windows XP
14 23 (9.09%) SAP
15 22 (8.70%) Security Cleared
15 22 (8.70%) Office 365
16 21 (8.30%) SharePoint
17 20 (7.91%) HP
17 20 (7.91%) Management Information System
18 17 (6.72%) Service Management
19 16 (6.32%) Business Intelligence
19 16 (6.32%) Radio Access Network
20 14 (5.53%) VPN
20 14 (5.53%) Microsoft Certification
20 14 (5.53%) MS Exchange

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 (8.30%) SharePoint
2 14 (5.53%) MS Exchange
3 10 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (3.56%) Lync
5 8 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (2.37%) ArcGIS
7 3 (1.19%) Smallworld
7 3 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.40%) K2 blackpearl
9 1 (0.40%) CMS
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.40%) IIS
9 1 (0.40%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 107 (42.29%) MS Excel
2 45 (17.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 11 (4.35%) MS Project
4 10 (3.95%) MS Visio
5 8 (3.16%) Maya
6 4 (1.58%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.79%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.79%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.79%) InDesign
7 2 (0.79%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.79%) Siemens NX
8 1 (0.40%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.98%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 4 (1.58%) HFM
3 3 (1.19%) SAP CCM
3 3 (1.19%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.79%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.79%) CODA-Financials
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.40%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 22 (8.70%) Office 365
2 4 (1.58%) Taleo
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.32%) Radio Access Network
2 14 (5.53%) VPN
3 13 (5.14%) TCP/IP
4 12 (4.74%) Firewall
4 12 (4.74%) VoIP
5 10 (3.95%) 4G
6 9 (3.56%) WAN
6 9 (3.56%) 3G
7 8 (3.16%) LTE
8 7 (2.77%) IPsec
8 7 (2.77%) Ethernet
8 7 (2.77%) LAN
9 6 (2.37%) 3GPP
9 6 (2.37%) ATM
9 6 (2.37%) Broadband
9 6 (2.37%) PPP
9 6 (2.37%) DSLAM
9 6 (2.37%) DNS
9 6 (2.37%) xDSL
10 4 (1.58%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.56%) SQL Server
1 9 (3.56%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (2.37%) OLAP
3 5 (1.98%) MS Access
3 5 (1.98%) DataStage
4 4 (1.58%) Hyperion Smart View
5 3 (1.19%) SAP BW
5 3 (1.19%) SAP BI
5 3 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.79%) MySQL
6 2 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.79%) Data Mart
6 2 (0.79%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.79%) QlikView
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (2.37%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (1.98%) Toad
3 2 (0.79%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 2 (0.79%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.40%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.40%) JIRA
4 1 (0.40%) Selenium
4 1 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 74 (29.25%) Telecoms
2 40 (15.81%) Finance
3 12 (4.74%) Electronics
4 11 (4.35%) Retail
5 8 (3.16%) Marketing
6 5 (1.98%) French Language
6 5 (1.98%) Legal
7 4 (1.58%) Billing
8 3 (1.19%) General Ledger
8 3 (1.19%) German Language
8 3 (1.19%) Advertising
9 2 (0.79%) Publishing
9 2 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.79%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.40%) Back Office
10 1 (0.40%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.40%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 67 (26.48%) Analyst
2 17 (6.72%) Project Manager
3 15 (5.93%) Service Analyst
4 14 (5.53%) Service Desk Analyst
4 14 (5.53%) Support Analyst
4 14 (5.53%) Support Engineer
5 13 (5.14%) Desktop Support
6 11 (4.35%) Business Analyst
7 10 (3.95%) Coordinator
7 10 (3.95%) Consultant
7 10 (3.95%) Desktop Engineer
8 8 (3.16%) 1st Line Support
9 7 (2.77%) GIS Technician
9 7 (2.77%) Desktop Analyst
10 6 (2.37%) Financial Analyst
10 6 (2.37%) Planning Manager
10 6 (2.37%) Developer
10 6 (2.37%) Programme Manager
11 5 (1.98%) Technical Author
11 5 (1.98%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.37%) HTML
2 4 (1.58%) CSS
3 3 (1.19%) .NET
3 3 (1.19%) XML
4 2 (0.79%) HTML5
4 2 (0.79%) Ajax
4 2 (0.79%) Middleware
5 1 (0.40%) VXML
5 1 (0.40%) BAPI
5 1 (0.40%) WinForms
5 1 (0.40%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.40%) Web Services
5 1 (0.40%) MDX
5 1 (0.40%) WPF
5 1 (0.40%) Silverlight
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.40%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.40%) CSS3
5 1 (0.40%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 40 (15.81%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (7.91%) Management Information System
3 11 (4.35%) GIS
4 7 (2.77%) PKI
4 7 (2.77%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.98%) Data Centre
6 5 (1.98%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.58%) Statistics
8 3 (1.19%) E-Learning
8 3 (1.19%) Social Media
9 2 (0.79%) User Experience
9 2 (0.79%) Social Network
9 2 (0.79%) IPTV
9 2 (0.79%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.79%) EPoS
10 1 (0.40%) NHS
10 1 (0.40%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.40%) DTV
10 1 (0.40%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 80 (31.62%) Windows
2 48 (18.97%) Windows 7
3 27 (10.67%) Linux
4 23 (9.09%) Windows XP
5 14 (5.53%) UNIX
6 12 (4.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (4.35%) Windows 8
8 8 (3.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (2.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (2.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (2.37%) Windows 2000 Server
10 6 (2.37%) Solaris
11 5 (1.98%) Windows 2000
12 3 (1.19%) Mac OS X
12 3 (1.19%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.79%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.79%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.79%) Windows CE
14 1 (0.40%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (18.97%) Project Management
2 37 (14.62%) ITIL
3 27 (10.67%) PRINCE2
4 24 (9.49%) Migration
5 23 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 17 (6.72%) Service Management
7 16 (6.32%) Business Intelligence
8 13 (5.14%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (4.74%) Incident Management
10 11 (4.35%) Workflow
10 11 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (4.35%) Change Control
11 9 (3.56%) Coaching
11 9 (3.56%) ERP
12 8 (3.16%) ETL
12 8 (3.16%) Waterfall
13 7 (2.77%) Data Migration
13 7 (2.77%) Root Cause Analysis
13 7 (2.77%) Line Management
13 7 (2.77%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (13.04%) SQL
2 7 (2.77%) VB
3 6 (2.37%) VBA
4 5 (1.98%) Perl
5 4 (1.58%) C
5 4 (1.58%) Java
5 4 (1.58%) Python
6 3 (1.19%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.19%) C#
7 2 (0.79%) C++
7 2 (0.79%) PHP
8 1 (0.40%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.40%) VBScript
8 1 (0.40%) Tcl
8 1 (0.40%) SAPscript
8 1 (0.40%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.40%) C-shell
8 1 (0.40%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.40%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 30 (11.86%) Degree
2 22 (8.70%) Security Cleared
3 14 (5.53%) DV Cleared
3 14 (5.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (3.95%) PMI Certification
4 10 (3.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 10 (3.95%) MCTS
5 9 (3.56%) PMP
5 9 (3.56%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (3.16%) MCSE
7 7 (2.77%) CCNA
7 7 (2.77%) MCITP
8 6 (2.37%) ISTQB
8 6 (2.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (2.37%) ISEB
8 6 (2.37%) CCNP
8 6 (2.37%) SCSA
8 6 (2.37%) Sun Certification
9 5 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.58%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.35%) SLA
2 10 (3.95%) QA
3 5 (1.98%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.19%) GAAP
5 2 (0.79%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.40%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 46 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.19%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.79%) XenApp
4 2 (0.79%) Terminal Services
4 2 (0.79%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.40%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.40%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (5.53%) SCCM
2 7 (2.77%) SCOM
3 4 (1.58%) WSUS
3 4 (1.58%) Nagios
4 3 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.19%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.19%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.19%) CA Spectrum
5 2 (0.79%) Netcool
6 1 (0.40%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 137 (54.15%) Microsoft
2 23 (9.09%) SAP
3 20 (7.91%) HP
4 14 (5.53%) Oracle
5 13 (5.14%) Huawei
6 12 (4.74%) Remedy
6 12 (4.74%) Ericsson
7 11 (4.35%) Cisco
8 10 (3.95%) Nokia
9 9 (3.56%) Citrix
10 8 (3.16%) PeopleSoft
10 8 (3.16%) VMware
10 8 (3.16%) Amdocs
11 7 (2.77%) Red Hat
12 6 (2.37%) Veritas
12 6 (2.37%) Mapinfo
12 6 (2.37%) Cognos
12 6 (2.37%) Sun
12 6 (2.37%) Informatica
13 5 (1.98%) CheckPoint
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