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 1 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 28 19 28
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +9
Contract jobs citing MS Office 166 192 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 5.52% 6.56% 5.04%
As % of the Applications category 38.34% 42.11% 33.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 68 19
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£300 £307 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.28% -9.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £135 £75
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £425 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £253 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.91% -8.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 30 28
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -38.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.10 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.22 £24.50 £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
433 456 359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 14.40% 15.57% 15.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 185 105
Average daily rate £300 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £144 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 44 60
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -49.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.14 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £24.50 £43.75
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 1 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 1 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 1 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 0 67 £295 +1.72% 10
Newbury +6 24 £300 +67.83%
Slough 0 21 £218 -8.42% 4
Bracknell -9 12 £388 -3.12% 1
Maidenhead -6 3 £230 -29.23% 3
Thatcham - 1 - -
Wokingham - - - -
MS Office
South East

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 141 (47.96%) MS Excel
1 141 (47.96%) Microsoft
2 116 (39.46%) Telecoms
3 77 (26.19%) Windows
4 59 (20.07%) Active Directory
5 46 (15.65%) Degree
6 45 (15.31%) MS PowerPoint
7 42 (14.29%) Windows 7
8 40 (13.61%) Project Management
9 39 (13.27%) Stakeholder Management
10 34 (11.56%) ITIL
11 32 (10.88%) Finance
12 30 (10.20%) SAP
12 30 (10.20%) SQL
13 28 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
14 27 (9.18%) AutoCAD
15 25 (8.50%) SharePoint
16 24 (8.16%) PRINCE2
17 23 (7.82%) Security Cleared
18 20 (6.80%) Windows XP
18 20 (6.80%) MS Visio
19 17 (5.78%) Migration
19 17 (5.78%) Linux
20 16 (5.44%) Ericsson
20 16 (5.44%) DV Cleared
21 15 (5.10%) Remedy
21 15 (5.10%) VPN
21 15 (5.10%) MS Project
21 15 (5.10%) TOWER Software
21 15 (5.10%) Service Delivery

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 25 (8.50%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.38%) MS Exchange
3 6 (2.04%) Lync
4 5 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.36%) CMS
6 3 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (1.02%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.68%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.34%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.34%) SAS
8 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 141 (47.96%) MS Excel
2 45 (15.31%) MS PowerPoint
3 27 (9.18%) AutoCAD
4 20 (6.80%) MS Visio
5 15 (5.10%) MS Project
6 2 (0.68%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.68%) RoboHelp
7 1 (0.34%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.34%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.36%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.34%) CSG Singleview
3 1 (0.34%) CODA-Financials
3 1 (0.34%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.40%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.10%) VPN
2 14 (4.76%) Internet
3 11 (3.74%) LAN
3 11 (3.74%) WAN
3 11 (3.74%) LTE
4 10 (3.40%) TCP/IP
4 10 (3.40%) 3G
5 9 (3.06%) 4G
6 8 (2.72%) VoIP
6 8 (2.72%) FTP
7 7 (2.38%) Firewall
7 7 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (1.70%) SAN
8 5 (1.70%) Radio Access Network
9 4 (1.36%) 2G
10 3 (1.02%) DSLAM
10 3 (1.02%) IPsec
10 3 (1.02%) HTTP
10 3 (1.02%) PPP
10 3 (1.02%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.72%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.70%) MS Access
4 3 (1.02%) DB2
4 3 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.68%) MySQL
5 2 (0.68%) SAP BW
5 2 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.68%) IDOL
6 1 (0.34%) SAP BI
6 1 (0.34%) OLAP
6 1 (0.34%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.34%) DTS
6 1 (0.34%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.34%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.34%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.34%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 3 (1.02%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (0.68%) Subversion
2 2 (0.68%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.68%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.34%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (0.34%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.34%) JIRA
General
1 116 (39.46%) Telecoms
2 32 (10.88%) Finance
3 14 (4.76%) Marketing
4 13 (4.42%) Retail
5 9 (3.06%) Electronics
6 6 (2.04%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.70%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (1.70%) Legal
8 4 (1.36%) Publishing
9 3 (1.02%) Games
9 3 (1.02%) French Language
9 3 (1.02%) German Language
9 3 (1.02%) Billing
10 2 (0.68%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.34%) Advertising
11 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.34%) Military
11 1 (0.34%) Avionics
11 1 (0.34%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 54 (18.37%) Analyst
2 18 (6.12%) Coordinator
3 17 (5.78%) Administrator
3 17 (5.78%) Design Engineer
4 15 (5.10%) Service Analyst
5 14 (4.76%) Support Engineer
5 14 (4.76%) Project Manager
5 14 (4.76%) Service Desk Analyst
6 12 (4.08%) Project Coordinator
7 11 (3.74%) Support Analyst
7 11 (3.74%) Data Analyst
8 10 (3.40%) 1st Line Support
9 9 (3.06%) IT Support
9 9 (3.06%) Site Engineer
10 8 (2.72%) Developer
10 8 (2.72%) Business Analyst
11 7 (2.38%) Team Leader
11 7 (2.38%) Technical Writer
11 7 (2.38%) Service Desk Team Leader
12 6 (2.04%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.70%) CSS
2 4 (1.36%) XML
2 4 (1.36%) HTML
3 3 (1.02%) APPC
3 3 (1.02%) Web Services
3 3 (1.02%) .NET
3 3 (1.02%) ASP.NET
3 3 (1.02%) CSS3
3 3 (1.02%) HTML5
4 2 (0.68%) jQuery
4 2 (0.68%) .NET Framework
4 2 (0.68%) FuelPHP
5 1 (0.34%) BAPI
5 1 (0.34%) SAP XI
5 1 (0.34%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.34%) Middleware
5 1 (0.34%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.34%) MDX
5 1 (0.34%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.40%) Computer Science
3 8 (2.72%) Statistics
3 8 (2.72%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.70%) IPTV
5 3 (1.02%) AS400
5 3 (1.02%) Replication
5 3 (1.02%) EPoS
5 3 (1.02%) iSeries
5 3 (1.02%) PKI
6 2 (0.68%) Social Media
6 2 (0.68%) NHS
6 2 (0.68%) DTV
6 2 (0.68%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.34%) GIS
7 1 (0.34%) Clustering
7 1 (0.34%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.34%) Xbox
7 1 (0.34%) User Experience
7 1 (0.34%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 77 (26.19%) Windows
2 42 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 20 (6.80%) Windows XP
4 17 (5.78%) Linux
5 8 (2.72%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (2.38%) UNIX
7 6 (2.04%) Windows 8
8 5 (1.70%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (1.02%) Solaris
10 3 (1.02%) OS/400
10 3 (1.02%) i5/OS
10 3 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.68%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.34%) Windows CE
12 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.34%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (13.61%) Project Management
2 39 (13.27%) Stakeholder Management
3 34 (11.56%) ITIL
4 24 (8.16%) PRINCE2
5 17 (5.78%) Migration
6 15 (5.10%) Service Delivery
7 12 (4.08%) Service Management
8 11 (3.74%) Data Analysis
9 10 (3.40%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (3.40%) Time Management
9 10 (3.40%) E-Commerce
9 10 (3.40%) Programme Management
10 9 (3.06%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (3.06%) Use Case
11 8 (2.72%) Change Management
12 7 (2.38%) Workflow
12 7 (2.38%) Business Analysis
13 6 (2.04%) Resource Management
13 6 (2.04%) Change Control
13 6 (2.04%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (10.20%) SQL
2 14 (4.76%) VBA
3 6 (2.04%) C
4 5 (1.70%) VB
5 4 (1.36%) C#
6 3 (1.02%) COBOL
6 3 (1.02%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.02%) RPG
7 2 (0.68%) ABAP
7 2 (0.68%) PHP
8 1 (0.34%) SAPscript
8 1 (0.34%) Perl
8 1 (0.34%) Java
8 1 (0.34%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 46 (15.65%) Degree
2 23 (7.82%) Security Cleared
3 16 (5.44%) DV Cleared
4 11 (3.74%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (2.72%) PMP
5 8 (2.72%) PMI Certification
6 7 (2.38%) SC Cleared
7 6 (2.04%) NVQ Level 3
8 5 (1.70%) CCNA
8 5 (1.70%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.70%) HND
9 4 (1.36%) MCSE
9 4 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (1.02%) CCNP
10 3 (1.02%) ISEB
10 3 (1.02%) IBM Certification
10 3 (1.02%) Sun Certification
10 3 (1.02%) MCP
10 3 (1.02%) SCSA
11 2 (0.68%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.76%) SLA
1 14 (4.76%) QA
2 5 (1.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.34%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.34%) GCP
3 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.34%) P3O
3 1 (0.34%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 59 (20.07%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.02%) PowerHA
2 3 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.68%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.68%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.34%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.34%) XenApp
4 1 (0.34%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (1.70%) SCOM
2 4 (1.36%) SCCM
3 3 (1.02%) Tivoli NetView
4 2 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.34%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.34%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.34%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 141 (47.96%) Microsoft
2 30 (10.20%) SAP
3 16 (5.44%) Ericsson
4 15 (5.10%) Remedy
4 15 (5.10%) TOWER Software
5 13 (4.42%) Oracle
6 11 (3.74%) HP
7 9 (3.06%) Citrix
8 6 (2.04%) CA
9 5 (1.70%) Business Objects
9 5 (1.70%) Huawei
10 4 (1.36%) Cisco
10 4 (1.36%) IBM
11 3 (1.02%) VMware
11 3 (1.02%) Sun
11 3 (1.02%) BMC
11 3 (1.02%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.02%) Veritas
11 3 (1.02%) NetIQ
11 3 (1.02%) Symantec
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