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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 29 28 22
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -6
Contract jobs citing MS Office 134 162 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 5.47% 6.16% 5.84%
As % of the Applications category 39.41% 44.75% 39.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 53 39
Average daily rate
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£325 £290 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £163 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £437 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £253 £260
% change year-on-year
+8.91% -2.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 20 25
Average hourly rate £12.75 £12.63 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.99% +1.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.70 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £28.05 £22.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -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
340 362 462
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 13.88% 13.77% 14.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 137 135
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £135 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 24 37
Average hourly rate £17.07 £14.84 £12.99
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.02% +14.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.10 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £27.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +6 61 £325 +41.30% 8
Bracknell -1 16 £313 -2.79% 4
Newbury +8 11 £313 +56.25% 2
Slough -9 7 - - 2
Maidenhead -2 4 £325 +56.62% 6
Wokingham +2 2 - - 1
Ascot - - - -
Thatcham - - - -
Windsor - - - -
MS Office
South East

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 169 (56.15%) Microsoft
2 131 (43.52%) MS Excel
3 92 (30.56%) Telecoms
4 71 (23.59%) Windows
5 59 (19.60%) MS PowerPoint
6 54 (17.94%) Finance
7 52 (17.28%) Project Management
8 51 (16.94%) SharePoint
9 50 (16.61%) ITIL
10 45 (14.95%) MS Visio
10 45 (14.95%) PRINCE2
11 38 (12.62%) MS Project
12 36 (11.96%) Degree
13 32 (10.63%) Active Directory
14 31 (10.30%) Security Cleared
15 30 (9.97%) SQL Server
16 28 (9.30%) Windows Server 2003
16 28 (9.30%) Windows 7
17 27 (8.97%) Stakeholder Management
18 26 (8.64%) XML
19 25 (8.31%) ASP.NET
19 25 (8.31%) .NET
20 24 (7.97%) C#
20 24 (7.97%) Visual Studio
20 24 (7.97%) Windows XP
20 24 (7.97%) Marketing
20 24 (7.97%) Agile Software Development
21 21 (6.98%) SQL
22 20 (6.64%) SAP
22 20 (6.64%) SC Cleared

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 51 (16.94%) SharePoint
2 18 (5.98%) SharePoint Server
3 17 (5.65%) MS Exchange
4 13 (4.32%) IBM Notes
5 11 (3.65%) Lync
6 7 (2.33%) CMS
7 6 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (1.66%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (1.33%) Magnolia
10 3 (1.00%) WebSphere
10 3 (1.00%) Zimbra
10 3 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (1.00%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.66%) Apache
11 2 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.66%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.33%) Node.js
12 1 (0.33%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 131 (43.52%) MS Excel
2 59 (19.60%) MS PowerPoint
3 45 (14.95%) MS Visio
4 38 (12.62%) MS Project
5 10 (3.32%) Photoshop
6 8 (2.66%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (1.99%) AutoCAD
8 4 (1.33%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.33%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 8 (2.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.66%) SAP IS-U
3 2 (0.66%) SAP GRC
3 2 (0.66%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.66%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.66%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.33%) SAP SEM
4 1 (0.33%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.33%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.33%) CSG Singleview
4 1 (0.33%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.33%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.33%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.33%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.32%) Office 365
2 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.65%) Internet
2 14 (4.65%) TCP/IP
3 13 (4.32%) LDAP
4 11 (3.65%) LAN
4 11 (3.65%) VPN
5 6 (1.99%) WAN
6 5 (1.66%) Ethernet
6 5 (1.66%) 3G
6 5 (1.66%) Radio Access Network
7 4 (1.33%) 2G
7 4 (1.33%) DNS
7 4 (1.33%) SAN
8 3 (1.00%) DMZ
8 3 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (1.00%) VoIP
8 3 (1.00%) LTE
9 2 (0.66%) 4G
9 2 (0.66%) Firewall
9 2 (0.66%) Wireless
9 2 (0.66%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (9.97%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.65%) SQL Server 2005
3 13 (4.32%) OLAP
3 13 (4.32%) DTS
4 11 (3.65%) IDOL
5 9 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (2.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (2.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.66%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.66%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.33%) SAP BI
8 1 (0.33%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.33%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.33%) MS Access
8 1 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.33%) DB2
8 1 (0.33%) QlikView
8 1 (0.33%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 24 (7.97%) Visual Studio
2 11 (3.65%) Axure RP
3 3 (1.00%) StarTeam
3 3 (1.00%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 2 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.66%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (0.33%) Hudson
5 1 (0.33%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.33%) Gradle
5 1 (0.33%) Ant
General
1 92 (30.56%) Telecoms
2 54 (17.94%) Finance
3 24 (7.97%) Marketing
4 11 (3.65%) Retail
4 11 (3.65%) Legal
5 10 (3.32%) Billing
5 10 (3.32%) Law
6 9 (2.99%) Automotive
7 8 (2.66%) German Language
8 6 (1.99%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.66%) Back Office
10 4 (1.33%) Electronics
10 4 (1.33%) Spanish Language
11 3 (1.00%) Publishing
12 1 (0.33%) Games
12 1 (0.33%) Local Government
12 1 (0.33%) Korean Language
12 1 (0.33%) Portuguese Language
12 1 (0.33%) Mandarin Language
12 1 (0.33%) French Language
Job Titles
1 41 (13.62%) Analyst
2 34 (11.30%) Project Manager
3 21 (6.98%) Developer
3 21 (6.98%) Administrator
4 20 (6.64%) Coordinator
5 17 (5.65%) SharePoint Developer
6 14 (4.65%) Project Coordinator
7 13 (4.32%) Consultant
7 13 (4.32%) Support Engineer
7 13 (4.32%) Designer
8 11 (3.65%) Service Analyst
9 10 (3.32%) Architect
9 10 (3.32%) Business Analyst
9 10 (3.32%) Service Desk Analyst
9 10 (3.32%) Project Administrator
10 9 (2.99%) Support Analyst
11 8 (2.66%) 1st Line Support
11 8 (2.66%) Technical Leader
11 8 (2.66%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
11 8 (2.66%) CRM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (8.64%) XML
2 25 (8.31%) .NET
2 25 (8.31%) ASP.NET
3 17 (5.65%) Web Services
4 15 (4.98%) HTML
5 13 (4.32%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 12 (3.99%) CSS
7 11 (3.65%) .NET Framework
8 8 (2.66%) Flash
8 8 (2.66%) WSDL
9 3 (1.00%) Middleware
10 2 (0.66%) Web Dynpro
10 2 (0.66%) SAP Smart Forms
10 2 (0.66%) BAPI
10 2 (0.66%) SAP XI
10 2 (0.66%) WebSphere MQ
10 2 (0.66%) EDI
10 2 (0.66%) HTML5
10 2 (0.66%) CSS3
11 1 (0.33%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.32%) Mobile App
3 13 (4.32%) User Experience
4 8 (2.66%) Visualisation
5 7 (2.33%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.33%) Smartphone
6 5 (1.66%) Blackberry
6 5 (1.66%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (1.66%) GIS
7 4 (1.33%) iPad
7 4 (1.33%) DTV
7 4 (1.33%) NHS
7 4 (1.33%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.00%) CMDB
9 2 (0.66%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.66%) iSeries
9 2 (0.66%) AS400
10 1 (0.33%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.33%) New Media
10 1 (0.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 71 (23.59%) Windows
2 28 (9.30%) Windows Server 2003
2 28 (9.30%) Windows 7
3 24 (7.97%) Windows XP
4 15 (4.98%) Android
5 11 (3.65%) Apple iOS
6 8 (2.66%) Windows 8
6 8 (2.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.33%) Linux
8 3 (1.00%) UNIX
8 3 (1.00%) Solaris
8 3 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.66%) HPUX
10 1 (0.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (17.28%) Project Management
2 50 (16.61%) ITIL
3 45 (14.95%) PRINCE2
4 27 (8.97%) Stakeholder Management
5 24 (7.97%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (6.31%) Workflow
7 14 (4.65%) Service Delivery
8 12 (3.99%) Change Management
8 12 (3.99%) CRM
8 12 (3.99%) Migration
8 12 (3.99%) Web Development
9 11 (3.65%) Document Management
10 9 (2.99%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (2.99%) Time Management
10 9 (2.99%) Validation
10 9 (2.99%) E-Commerce
11 8 (2.66%) Configuration Management
11 8 (2.66%) Service Management
11 8 (2.66%) Content Management
11 8 (2.66%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 24 (7.97%) C#
2 21 (6.98%) SQL
3 14 (4.65%) T-SQL
4 8 (2.66%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.00%) Perl
6 2 (0.66%) ABAP
6 2 (0.66%) SAPscript
6 2 (0.66%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.33%) C
7 1 (0.33%) PowerHouse
7 1 (0.33%) Groovy
7 1 (0.33%) C++
7 1 (0.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 36 (11.96%) Degree
2 31 (10.30%) Security Cleared
3 20 (6.64%) SC Cleared
4 15 (4.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (4.32%) PMP
5 13 (4.32%) PMI Certification
5 13 (4.32%) DV Cleared
6 10 (3.32%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (1.99%) MCP
7 6 (1.99%) MCSE
8 5 (1.66%) HND
8 5 (1.66%) CCNA
8 5 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (1.00%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (1.00%) MCITP
10 2 (0.66%) MCTS
10 2 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.66%) CCENT
10 2 (0.66%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.65%) SLA
2 9 (2.99%) QA
3 7 (2.33%) ISO 9001
4 5 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.66%) COBIT
7 1 (0.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 32 (10.63%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.66%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.66%) vSphere
3 2 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.33%) vCloud
4 1 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (3.99%) SCCM
2 8 (2.66%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (0.66%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (0.66%) OpenView
5 1 (0.33%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.33%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (0.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.33%) Netcool
5 1 (0.33%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 1 (0.33%) Nagios
5 1 (0.33%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.33%) Netcool/Webtop
5 1 (0.33%) Check_MK
Vendors
1 169 (56.15%) Microsoft
2 20 (6.64%) SAP
3 16 (5.32%) HP
4 13 (4.32%) Citrix
4 13 (4.32%) Lotus
5 12 (3.99%) Adobe
6 11 (3.65%) Remedy
6 11 (3.65%) Meridio
7 10 (3.32%) Oracle
8 9 (2.99%) Cisco
9 5 (1.66%) Business Objects
9 5 (1.66%) TOWER Software
10 4 (1.33%) VMware
10 4 (1.33%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (1.33%) IBM
11 3 (1.00%) Borland
11 3 (1.00%) Appcelerator
12 2 (0.66%) Motorola
12 2 (0.66%) Dell
12 2 (0.66%) EMC
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