The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bracknell 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 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 22 20 24
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs citing MS Office 12 17 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 4.41% 5.80% 1.12%
As % of the Applications category 31.58% 36.96% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 1
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£273 £357 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.39% +42.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £220 £285
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -22.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Bracknell region.

Applications Category
Bracknell
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
38 46 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 13.97% 15.70% 16.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 21 11
Average daily rate £198 £400 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.62% +52.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £274 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £410 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 9
Average hourly rate £17.00 £13.72 £11.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.90% +20.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £8.50 £11.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.35 £16.65 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Bracknell region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Office across the Bracknell region.

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Bracknell region.

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in Bracknell

MS Office
Hourly Rate Histogram in Bracknell

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Bracknell region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

MS Office Hourly Rate Histogram in Bracknell

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bracknell 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 15 (78.95%) Microsoft
2 10 (52.63%) MS Excel
3 9 (47.37%) SQL
4 8 (42.11%) Finance
5 7 (36.84%) Manufacturing
5 7 (36.84%) Project Management
6 6 (31.58%) Retail
6 6 (31.58%) Data Analysis
7 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
7 4 (21.05%) PRINCE2
8 3 (15.79%) Windows
8 3 (15.79%) DB2
8 3 (15.79%) C
8 3 (15.79%) COBOL
8 3 (15.79%) RPG
8 3 (15.79%) LAN
8 3 (15.79%) WAN
8 3 (15.79%) OS/400
8 3 (15.79%) FTP
8 3 (15.79%) HTTP
8 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
8 3 (15.79%) SNA
8 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (15.79%) IBM
8 3 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (15.79%) Windows XP
8 3 (15.79%) HP
8 3 (15.79%) IBM Certification
8 3 (15.79%) Internet
8 3 (15.79%) Tivoli NetView

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bracknell 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 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (52.63%) MS Excel
2 3 (15.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (5.26%) MS Project
3 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) LAN
1 3 (15.79%) WAN
1 3 (15.79%) FTP
1 3 (15.79%) HTTP
1 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
1 3 (15.79%) SNA
1 3 (15.79%) Internet
1 3 (15.79%) APPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) DB2
1 3 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
General
1 8 (42.11%) Finance
2 7 (36.84%) Manufacturing
3 6 (31.58%) Retail
4 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
5 1 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (5.26%) Marketing
5 1 (5.26%) German Language
5 1 (5.26%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) Data Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Transition Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Trainer
4 1 (5.26%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Project Controller
4 1 (5.26%) Telecoms Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) PMO Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL Manager
4 1 (5.26%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) APPC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) iSeries
1 3 (15.79%) AS400
2 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) NHS
3 1 (5.26%) DTV
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
1 3 (15.79%) OS/400
1 3 (15.79%) Windows XP
1 3 (15.79%) i5/OS
1 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Project Management
2 6 (31.58%) Data Analysis
3 4 (21.05%) PRINCE2
4 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
5 2 (10.53%) Analytics
5 2 (10.53%) Transition Management
5 2 (10.53%) Information Management
5 2 (10.53%) Validation
5 2 (10.53%) ITIL
6 1 (5.26%) PRINCE
6 1 (5.26%) Budget Control
6 1 (5.26%) Test Management
6 1 (5.26%) Operations Management
6 1 (5.26%) Resource Management
6 1 (5.26%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.26%) Programme Management
6 1 (5.26%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) C
2 3 (15.79%) COBOL
2 3 (15.79%) RPG
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) IBM Certification
2 2 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) Tivoli NetView
2 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (78.95%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) IBM
2 3 (15.79%) HP
2 3 (15.79%) NetIQ
3 2 (10.53%) SAP