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 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 27 19 30
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +11
Contract jobs citing MS Office 169 188 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 5.99% 6.97% 5.63%
As % of the Applications category 37.98% 42.73% 34.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 61 24
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£300 £305 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% -6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £133 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £230 £263
% change year-on-year
+27.17% -12.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 25 34
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% -38.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.10 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.22 £22.70 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.25 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-5.35% -
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
445 440 403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 15.77% 16.31% 16.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 165 116
Average daily rate £325 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £145 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 36 78
Average hourly rate £17.22 £17.50 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.60% -49.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.10 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.25 £24.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%

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 April 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
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 28 April 2015.

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 28 April 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 -3 70 £360 +30.90% 13
Slough +4 22 £150 -42.30% 5
Newbury +5 21 £300 +41.17% 1
Bracknell -6 13 £388 -3.12%
Maidenhead -5 4 £230 -9.80% 2
Thatcham - 1 - -
MS Office
South East

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 140 (50.18%) Microsoft
2 132 (47.31%) MS Excel
3 109 (39.07%) Telecoms
4 76 (27.24%) Windows
5 58 (20.79%) Active Directory
6 48 (17.20%) Degree
7 46 (16.49%) MS PowerPoint
8 43 (15.41%) Windows 7
8 43 (15.41%) Project Management
9 34 (12.19%) Stakeholder Management
10 33 (11.83%) Finance
11 31 (11.11%) SQL
12 29 (10.39%) SAP
13 27 (9.68%) AutoCAD
14 26 (9.32%) ITIL
15 25 (8.96%) Linux
15 25 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
16 24 (8.60%) PRINCE2
17 23 (8.24%) SharePoint
18 21 (7.53%) Migration
19 19 (6.81%) Windows XP
19 19 (6.81%) MS Visio
20 16 (5.73%) Oracle
20 16 (5.73%) Ericsson
21 15 (5.38%) TOWER Software
21 15 (5.38%) Retail
21 15 (5.38%) Security Cleared
22 14 (5.02%) Marketing
22 14 (5.02%) VPN
22 14 (5.02%) VBA

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 23 (8.24%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.15%) MS Exchange
2 6 (2.15%) Lync
3 5 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.08%) CMS
4 3 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (1.08%) ArcGIS
4 3 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.72%) Smallworld
5 2 (0.72%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.36%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.36%) SAS
6 1 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 132 (47.31%) MS Excel
2 46 (16.49%) MS PowerPoint
3 27 (9.68%) AutoCAD
4 19 (6.81%) MS Visio
5 14 (5.02%) MS Project
6 3 (1.08%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.72%) RoboHelp
7 2 (0.72%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.72%) InDesign
8 1 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.36%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 4 (1.43%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.72%) CODA-Financials
2 2 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.36%) CSG Singleview
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.02%) VPN
2 11 (3.94%) Internet
2 11 (3.94%) 3G
2 11 (3.94%) LTE
3 10 (3.58%) 4G
4 9 (3.23%) TCP/IP
4 9 (3.23%) LAN
4 9 (3.23%) WAN
5 8 (2.87%) VoIP
5 8 (2.87%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (2.51%) Firewall
6 7 (2.51%) Radio Access Network
7 5 (1.79%) IPsec
7 5 (1.79%) SAN
7 5 (1.79%) 3GPP
8 4 (1.43%) FTP
8 4 (1.43%) 2G
9 3 (1.08%) Network Security
9 3 (1.08%) NAS
9 3 (1.08%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.15%) MS Access
3 5 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.43%) MySQL
5 3 (1.08%) DB2
6 2 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.72%) SAP BW
6 2 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.36%) Data Mart
7 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle OLAP
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.36%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (0.36%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.36%) SAP BI
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.36%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 3 (1.08%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (0.72%) Subversion
2 2 (0.72%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.36%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (0.36%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.36%) JIRA
General
1 109 (39.07%) Telecoms
2 33 (11.83%) Finance
3 15 (5.38%) Retail
4 14 (5.02%) Marketing
5 12 (4.30%) Electronics
6 6 (2.15%) Legal
6 6 (2.15%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.43%) Billing
8 4 (1.43%) French Language
8 4 (1.43%) German Language
9 3 (1.08%) Advertising
9 3 (1.08%) Publishing
10 2 (0.72%) Games
10 2 (0.72%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.36%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.36%) Military
11 1 (0.36%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 54 (19.35%) Analyst
2 17 (6.09%) Coordinator
2 17 (6.09%) Design Engineer
3 15 (5.38%) Project Manager
4 13 (4.66%) Support Engineer
4 13 (4.66%) Service Analyst
4 13 (4.66%) Administrator
4 13 (4.66%) Service Desk Analyst
5 11 (3.94%) Project Coordinator
5 11 (3.94%) Support Analyst
6 9 (3.23%) Data Analyst
6 9 (3.23%) Site Engineer
7 8 (2.87%) IT Support
7 8 (2.87%) 1st Line Support
7 8 (2.87%) Business Analyst
7 8 (2.87%) Junior
8 7 (2.51%) Desktop Support
8 7 (2.51%) Team Leader
8 7 (2.51%) Technical Writer
8 7 (2.51%) Service Desk Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.15%) HTML
2 5 (1.79%) CSS
3 3 (1.08%) APPC
3 3 (1.08%) HTML5
3 3 (1.08%) CSS3
4 2 (0.72%) FuelPHP
4 2 (0.72%) Middleware
4 2 (0.72%) Ajax
4 2 (0.72%) jQuery
4 2 (0.72%) XML
5 1 (0.36%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.36%) BAPI
5 1 (0.36%) SAP XI
5 1 (0.36%) Web Services
5 1 (0.36%) .NET
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.36%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.36%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.30%) Computer Science
3 8 (2.87%) Statistics
3 8 (2.87%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.79%) GIS
4 5 (1.79%) PKI
4 5 (1.79%) IPTV
5 3 (1.08%) AS400
5 3 (1.08%) Replication
5 3 (1.08%) EPoS
5 3 (1.08%) iSeries
6 2 (0.72%) Social Media
6 2 (0.72%) Social Network
6 2 (0.72%) NHS
6 2 (0.72%) Blackberry
6 2 (0.72%) DTV
7 1 (0.36%) Clustering
7 1 (0.36%) PDA
7 1 (0.36%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.36%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 76 (27.24%) Windows
2 43 (15.41%) Windows 7
3 25 (8.96%) Linux
4 19 (6.81%) Windows XP
5 9 (3.23%) UNIX
6 5 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.08%) i5/OS
8 3 (1.08%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.08%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.08%) OS/400
8 3 (1.08%) Solaris
9 2 (0.72%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.72%) Windows CE
9 2 (0.72%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.72%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (15.41%) Project Management
2 34 (12.19%) Stakeholder Management
3 26 (9.32%) ITIL
4 24 (8.60%) PRINCE2
5 21 (7.53%) Migration
6 12 (4.30%) Service Delivery
7 11 (3.94%) Data Analysis
8 10 (3.58%) E-Commerce
8 10 (3.58%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (3.23%) Service Management
9 9 (3.23%) Programme Management
9 9 (3.23%) Use Case
10 8 (2.87%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (2.87%) Change Management
10 8 (2.87%) Line Management
11 7 (2.51%) Data Entry
11 7 (2.51%) Business Analysis
12 6 (2.15%) Resource Management
13 5 (1.79%) Time Management
13 5 (1.79%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 31 (11.11%) SQL
2 14 (5.02%) VBA
3 8 (2.87%) VB
4 6 (2.15%) C
5 4 (1.43%) Perl
5 4 (1.43%) PHP
6 3 (1.08%) COBOL
6 3 (1.08%) Java
6 3 (1.08%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.08%) RPG
7 2 (0.72%) Python
7 2 (0.72%) ABAP
8 1 (0.36%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.36%) SAPscript
8 1 (0.36%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 48 (17.20%) Degree
2 15 (5.38%) Security Cleared
3 13 (4.66%) DV Cleared
4 8 (2.87%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (2.87%) PMP
4 8 (2.87%) PMI Certification
5 6 (2.15%) NVQ Level 3
6 5 (1.79%) HND
7 4 (1.43%) CCNA
7 4 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.08%) Sun Certification
8 3 (1.08%) ISEB
8 3 (1.08%) CCNP
8 3 (1.08%) IBM Certification
8 3 (1.08%) SCSA
9 2 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.36%) HNC
10 1 (0.36%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.36%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.36%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.66%) QA
2 7 (2.51%) SLA
3 2 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.36%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.36%) GCP
4 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.36%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.36%) P3O
System Software
1 58 (20.79%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.08%) PowerHA
2 3 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.72%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.72%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.36%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.36%) XenApp
4 1 (0.36%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (1.43%) SCCM
2 3 (1.08%) SCOM
2 3 (1.08%) Tivoli NetView
3 2 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.36%) ARCserve
4 1 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.36%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 140 (50.18%) Microsoft
2 29 (10.39%) SAP
3 16 (5.73%) Oracle
3 16 (5.73%) Ericsson
4 15 (5.38%) TOWER Software
5 12 (4.30%) HP
6 10 (3.58%) Remedy
7 6 (2.15%) CA
7 6 (2.15%) Citrix
8 5 (1.79%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.79%) Huawei
9 4 (1.43%) VMware
9 4 (1.43%) Cisco
9 4 (1.43%) IBM
10 3 (1.08%) Business Objects
10 3 (1.08%) Adobe
10 3 (1.08%) Sun
10 3 (1.08%) BMC
10 3 (1.08%) Veritas
10 3 (1.08%) Mapinfo
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