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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 33 21 28
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +7
Contract jobs citing MS Office 133 188 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.63% 6.76% 5.26%
As % of the Applications category 34.37% 41.59% 34.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 78 24
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£300 £295 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% +12.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £142 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £418 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 31 27
Average hourly rate £15.79 £17.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.77% -18.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.50 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.33 £27.20 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%
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
387 452 330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 13.46% 16.25% 15.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 201 100
Average daily rate £300 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £163 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 40 48
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.10 £11.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £27.20 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -13 46 £170 -43.33% 12
Newbury +9 28 £300 +81.81% 2
Bracknell -5 13 £273 -31.63%
Slough -6 11 £300 +26.31% 2
Maidenhead -5 4 £281 -13.61% 1
Thatcham - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
MS Office
South East

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 127 (47.92%) MS Excel
1 127 (47.92%) Microsoft
2 98 (36.98%) Telecoms
3 57 (21.51%) Windows
4 46 (17.36%) Project Management
5 41 (15.47%) MS PowerPoint
6 39 (14.72%) Active Directory
7 38 (14.34%) Stakeholder Management
8 36 (13.58%) Degree
9 33 (12.45%) ITIL
10 31 (11.70%) PRINCE2
10 31 (11.70%) Windows 7
11 29 (10.94%) Finance
12 28 (10.57%) MS Visio
13 27 (10.19%) SharePoint
14 24 (9.06%) SAP
15 23 (8.68%) SQL
16 22 (8.30%) AutoCAD
16 22 (8.30%) Security Cleared
17 20 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
18 19 (7.17%) MS Project
19 18 (6.79%) Remedy
20 15 (5.66%) SLA
20 15 (5.66%) Agile Software Development
21 14 (5.28%) Ericsson
21 14 (5.28%) Internet
21 14 (5.28%) DV Cleared
21 14 (5.28%) Marketing
22 13 (4.91%) QA
22 13 (4.91%) LAN

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 27 (10.19%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.26%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.89%) Lync
4 4 (1.51%) CMS
5 3 (1.13%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.75%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.38%) SAS
7 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.38%) Node.js
7 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 127 (47.92%) MS Excel
2 41 (15.47%) MS PowerPoint
3 28 (10.57%) MS Visio
4 22 (8.30%) AutoCAD
5 19 (7.17%) MS Project
6 3 (1.13%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.75%) RoboHelp
8 1 (0.38%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.51%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.38%) CSG Singleview
3 1 (0.38%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.89%) Office 365
2 1 (0.38%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.28%) Internet
2 13 (4.91%) LAN
3 12 (4.53%) WAN
4 10 (3.77%) TCP/IP
5 8 (3.02%) FTP
6 7 (2.64%) VPN
6 7 (2.64%) 3G
6 7 (2.64%) SAN
6 7 (2.64%) LTE
7 6 (2.26%) 4G
8 4 (1.51%) Firewall
8 4 (1.51%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (1.13%) 2G
9 3 (1.13%) Network Security
9 3 (1.13%) NAS
9 3 (1.13%) APPN
9 3 (1.13%) SNA
9 3 (1.13%) HTTP
10 2 (0.75%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.75%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.02%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.13%) DB2
4 2 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.75%) SAP BW
4 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.75%) IDOL
4 2 (0.75%) MySQL
5 1 (0.38%) Data Mart
5 1 (0.38%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (0.38%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.38%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.38%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (0.38%) SAP BI
5 1 (0.38%) DTS
5 1 (0.38%) OLAP
5 1 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.38%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (1.13%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.75%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.75%) Subversion
3 1 (0.38%) JIRA
3 1 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 98 (36.98%) Telecoms
2 29 (10.94%) Finance
3 14 (5.28%) Marketing
4 11 (4.15%) Retail
5 8 (3.02%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.89%) Publishing
6 5 (1.89%) Billing
7 4 (1.51%) Games
7 4 (1.51%) Electronics
7 4 (1.51%) German Language
7 4 (1.51%) Legal
8 3 (1.13%) Back Office
8 3 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.75%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.38%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.38%) Automotive
10 1 (0.38%) Military
10 1 (0.38%) Local Government
10 1 (0.38%) French Language
10 1 (0.38%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 43 (16.23%) Analyst
2 22 (8.30%) Project Manager
3 19 (7.17%) Administrator
4 14 (5.28%) Coordinator
5 13 (4.91%) Service Analyst
6 12 (4.53%) Support Engineer
6 12 (4.53%) Service Desk Analyst
7 11 (4.15%) 1st Line Support
8 10 (3.77%) Project Coordinator
8 10 (3.77%) Design Engineer
8 10 (3.77%) Data Analyst
9 9 (3.40%) Business Analyst
9 9 (3.40%) Junior
10 8 (3.02%) Developer
10 8 (3.02%) Technical Writer
10 8 (3.02%) Site Engineer
11 7 (2.64%) IT Support
11 7 (2.64%) Support Analyst
12 6 (2.26%) IT Administrator
12 6 (2.26%) Junior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.89%) Web Services
2 4 (1.51%) XML
2 4 (1.51%) CSS
3 3 (1.13%) HTML
3 3 (1.13%) .NET
3 3 (1.13%) ASP.NET
3 3 (1.13%) APPC
4 2 (0.75%) .NET Framework
4 2 (0.75%) jQuery
4 2 (0.75%) HTML5
4 2 (0.75%) CSS3
4 2 (0.75%) FuelPHP
5 1 (0.38%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.38%) ExpressJS
5 1 (0.38%) REST
5 1 (0.38%) JSON
5 1 (0.38%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.38%) MDX
5 1 (0.38%) BAPI
5 1 (0.38%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.77%) Computer Science
3 7 (2.64%) Statistics
4 5 (1.89%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.51%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.13%) AS400
6 3 (1.13%) Replication
6 3 (1.13%) IPTV
6 3 (1.13%) iSeries
7 2 (0.75%) iPad
7 2 (0.75%) NHS
7 2 (0.75%) DTV
7 2 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.38%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.38%) EPoS
8 1 (0.38%) PDA
8 1 (0.38%) Life Science
8 1 (0.38%) Copywriting
8 1 (0.38%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.38%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 57 (21.51%) Windows
2 31 (11.70%) Windows 7
3 13 (4.91%) Windows XP
4 9 (3.40%) Windows 8
5 6 (2.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (1.89%) Linux
6 5 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.13%) OS/400
7 3 (1.13%) i5/OS
8 2 (0.75%) Android
8 2 (0.75%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (17.36%) Project Management
2 38 (14.34%) Stakeholder Management
3 33 (12.45%) ITIL
4 31 (11.70%) PRINCE2
5 15 (5.66%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (4.53%) Service Delivery
6 12 (4.53%) Data Analysis
7 11 (4.15%) Migration
7 11 (4.15%) Use Case
8 9 (3.40%) Change Control
8 9 (3.40%) Programme Management
8 9 (3.40%) Change Management
8 9 (3.40%) E-Commerce
9 8 (3.02%) Service Management
9 8 (3.02%) Time Management
10 7 (2.64%) Business Analysis
10 7 (2.64%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (2.64%) Workflow
11 6 (2.26%) Analytics
12 5 (1.89%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 23 (8.68%) SQL
2 10 (3.77%) VBA
3 5 (1.89%) C#
4 4 (1.51%) C
5 3 (1.13%) COBOL
5 3 (1.13%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.13%) RPG
6 2 (0.75%) VB
6 2 (0.75%) ABAP
6 2 (0.75%) PHP
7 1 (0.38%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.38%) Perl
7 1 (0.38%) Java
7 1 (0.38%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 36 (13.58%) Degree
2 22 (8.30%) Security Cleared
3 14 (5.28%) DV Cleared
4 11 (4.15%) SC Cleared
5 9 (3.40%) PMP
5 9 (3.40%) PMI Certification
5 9 (3.40%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (3.02%) MCSE
6 8 (3.02%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (2.64%) MCP
8 6 (2.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (1.51%) HND
9 4 (1.51%) NVQ Level 3
10 3 (1.13%) IBM Certification
10 3 (1.13%) ISEB
11 2 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.75%) MCSD
11 2 (0.75%) MCSA
11 2 (0.75%) CCNA
11 2 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.66%) SLA
2 13 (4.91%) QA
3 6 (2.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.38%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.38%) GCP
4 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.38%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.38%) P3O
System Software
1 39 (14.72%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.13%) PowerHA
3 2 (0.75%) Terminal Services
3 2 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.38%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.38%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.13%) Tivoli NetView
2 3 (1.13%) SCOM
3 2 (0.75%) SCCM
4 1 (0.38%) OpenView
4 1 (0.38%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (0.38%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.38%) ARCserve
4 1 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.38%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 127 (47.92%) Microsoft
2 24 (9.06%) SAP
3 18 (6.79%) Remedy
4 14 (5.28%) Ericsson
5 11 (4.15%) HP
6 10 (3.77%) Oracle
7 9 (3.40%) Citrix
8 8 (3.02%) TOWER Software
9 6 (2.26%) CA
10 5 (1.89%) Business Objects
11 4 (1.51%) IBM
11 4 (1.51%) BMC
12 3 (1.13%) Cisco
12 3 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (1.13%) NetIQ
12 3 (1.13%) Symantec
13 2 (0.75%) VMware
13 2 (0.75%) Meridio
13 2 (0.75%) Eloqua
13 2 (0.75%) Lotus
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