The table below looks at the statistics for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 24 13 10
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -3
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 61 81 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 6.16% 9.20% 11.11%
As % of the Applications category 60.40% 64.80% 61.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 40 45
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £179 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
Average hourly rate £21.25 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £12.60 £12.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £120.10 £21.40 £19.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -
MS Excel
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Applications Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
101 125 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 10.20% 14.20% 18.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 62 80
Average daily rate £375 £316 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.57% -2.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £115 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 5 7
Average hourly rate £9.50 £14.25 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.18
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -4.47%

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

MS Excel Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

MS Excel
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

MS Excel Daily Rate Trend in Reading

MS Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Reading region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

MS Excel Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

MS Excel Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Reading region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing MS Excel 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 Excel.

1 99 (76.74%) Microsoft
2 44 (34.11%) MS Office
2 44 (34.11%) Windows
3 25 (19.38%) Finance
4 23 (17.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (17.83%) Project Management
5 22 (17.05%) SQL
6 21 (16.28%) Active Directory
6 21 (16.28%) Telecoms
7 20 (15.50%) SQL Server
7 20 (15.50%) PRINCE2
7 20 (15.50%) SharePoint
8 19 (14.73%) MS Project
8 19 (14.73%) MS PowerPoint
8 19 (14.73%) Analytical Skills
9 18 (13.95%) ITIL
10 15 (11.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 15 (11.63%) Management Information System
10 15 (11.63%) Security Cleared
11 14 (10.85%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (10.85%) MCSE
11 14 (10.85%) Business Intelligence
12 13 (10.08%) CRM
12 13 (10.08%) MCITP
12 13 (10.08%) Degree
13 12 (9.30%) Amdocs
13 12 (9.30%) VMware
13 12 (9.30%) Remedy
13 12 (9.30%) Change Control
13 12 (9.30%) Skype

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing MS Excel 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 Excel. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 20 (15.50%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.88%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.55%) CMS
3 2 (1.55%) Drupal
3 2 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.55%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.55%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.78%) IIS
4 1 (0.78%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 44 (34.11%) MS Office
2 19 (14.73%) MS PowerPoint
2 19 (14.73%) MS Project
3 6 (4.65%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.33%) Maya
5 1 (0.78%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.78%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (7.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (1.55%) Primavera
4 1 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.88%) Office 365
2 3 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.55%) AdWords
3 2 (1.55%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.78%) Scribe Online
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.30%) Skype
2 9 (6.98%) Radio Access Network
3 8 (6.20%) LTE
4 7 (5.43%) DNS
4 7 (5.43%) TCP/IP
5 5 (3.88%) 3G
5 5 (3.88%) 4G
5 5 (3.88%) DHCP
5 5 (3.88%) VoLTE
5 5 (3.88%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (2.33%) 2G
6 3 (2.33%) ATM
6 3 (2.33%) Unified Communications
7 2 (1.55%) 3GPP
7 2 (1.55%) HTTP
7 2 (1.55%) RNC
7 2 (1.55%) SSL
7 2 (1.55%) VoIP
7 2 (1.55%) Wireless
8 1 (0.78%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (15.50%) SQL Server
2 15 (11.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (8.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (5.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 7 (5.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (3.88%) PerformancePoint
5 5 (3.88%) QlikView
6 4 (3.10%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (3.10%) OLAP
7 3 (2.33%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (2.33%) Cognos Report Studio
7 3 (2.33%) DB2
7 3 (2.33%) MS Access
7 3 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.55%) Big Data
8 2 (1.55%) Datazen
8 2 (1.55%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (2.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 3 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.78%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 25 (19.38%) Finance
2 21 (16.28%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.43%) German Language
4 5 (3.88%) French Language
5 4 (3.10%) Banking
5 4 (3.10%) Marketing
6 3 (2.33%) Advertising
6 3 (2.33%) Publishing
7 2 (1.55%) Dutch Language
7 2 (1.55%) Portuguese Language
7 2 (1.55%) Retail
7 2 (1.55%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.78%) Back Office
8 1 (0.78%) Billing
8 1 (0.78%) Electronics
8 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (17.83%) Analyst
2 10 (7.75%) Administrator
2 10 (7.75%) Developer
2 10 (7.75%) Project Manager
3 9 (6.98%) Support Engineer
4 7 (5.43%) Consultant
4 7 (5.43%) Coordinator
4 7 (5.43%) Windows Engineer
5 6 (4.65%) Data Analyst
5 6 (4.65%) Rollout Engineer
5 6 (4.65%) Windows Rollout Engineer
6 5 (3.88%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (3.88%) Architect
6 5 (3.88%) Project Coordinator
6 5 (3.88%) Project Planner
6 5 (3.88%) Report Analyst
6 5 (3.88%) Systems Developer
7 4 (3.10%) Desktop Support
7 4 (3.10%) Senior Developer
7 4 (3.10%) Senior Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.10%) .NET
2 3 (2.33%) COM
2 3 (2.33%) CSS
3 2 (1.55%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.55%) ADO
3 2 (1.55%) ADO.NET
3 2 (1.55%) Autofac
3 2 (1.55%) Castle Windsor
3 2 (1.55%) Entity Framework
3 2 (1.55%) IBM Integration Bus
3 2 (1.55%) JMS
3 2 (1.55%) Middleware
3 2 (1.55%) ODBC
3 2 (1.55%) OLE
3 2 (1.55%) OLE DB
3 2 (1.55%) Unity DI Container
3 2 (1.55%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (1.55%) XML
3 2 (1.55%) XML Schema
4 1 (0.78%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.73%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (11.63%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.10%) User Experience
3 4 (3.10%) Visualisation
4 3 (2.33%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.33%) NHS
4 3 (2.33%) Statistics
5 2 (1.55%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.55%) Clustering
5 2 (1.55%) Cryptography
5 2 (1.55%) DataPower
5 2 (1.55%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (1.55%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.55%) PKI
6 1 (0.78%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.78%) HP Storage
6 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.78%) Social Media
6 1 (0.78%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 44 (34.11%) Windows
2 10 (7.75%) Linux
3 9 (6.98%) Windows 7
4 7 (5.43%) Windows Server
5 6 (4.65%) Windows 8
6 5 (3.88%) Unix
6 5 (3.88%) Windows 10
6 5 (3.88%) Windows XP
7 3 (2.33%) AIX
7 3 (2.33%) SUSE
7 3 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.55%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.55%) Solaris
8 2 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.55%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.78%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.78%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (17.83%) Project Management
2 20 (15.50%) PRINCE2
3 18 (13.95%) ITIL
4 14 (10.85%) Business Intelligence
4 14 (10.85%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (10.08%) CRM
6 12 (9.30%) Change Control
7 11 (8.53%) Programme Management
8 8 (6.20%) Data Cleansing
8 8 (6.20%) ITIL V3
8 8 (6.20%) Workflow
9 7 (5.43%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (5.43%) Configuration Management
10 6 (4.65%) Document Management
10 6 (4.65%) Time Management
11 5 (3.88%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (3.88%) Data Management
11 5 (3.88%) Service Management
12 4 (3.10%) ERP
12 4 (3.10%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 22 (17.05%) SQL
2 11 (8.53%) T-SQL
3 10 (7.75%) VBA
4 7 (5.43%) C#
5 3 (2.33%) C
5 3 (2.33%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.33%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.55%) R
7 1 (0.78%) C++
7 1 (0.78%) Java
7 1 (0.78%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.78%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.78%) Python
7 1 (0.78%) Scala
7 1 (0.78%) VB
7 1 (0.78%) XAML
Qualifications
1 23 (17.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (11.63%) Security Cleared
3 14 (10.85%) MCSE
4 13 (10.08%) Degree
4 13 (10.08%) MCITP
5 9 (6.98%) MCDST
6 7 (5.43%) DV Cleared
7 5 (3.88%) HND
7 5 (3.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (3.10%) PMI Certification
8 4 (3.10%) PMP
8 4 (3.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (3.10%) SC Cleared
9 3 (2.33%) CCNA
9 3 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (2.33%) MCTS
10 2 (1.55%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (1.55%) DBS Check
10 2 (1.55%) IBM Certification
10 2 (1.55%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.88%) QA
2 3 (2.33%) SLA
3 1 (0.78%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.78%) P3O
System Software
1 21 (16.28%) Active Directory
2 11 (8.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.55%) BitLocker
3 2 (1.55%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.55%) Terminal Server
3 2 (1.55%) vSphere
3 2 (1.55%) XenApp
4 1 (0.78%) KVM
4 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.78%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.78%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.78%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (2.33%) vRealize
1 3 (2.33%) WSUS
2 2 (1.55%) SCCM
3 1 (0.78%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.78%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (0.78%) SCOM
3 1 (0.78%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 99 (76.74%) Microsoft
2 12 (9.30%) Amdocs
2 12 (9.30%) Remedy
2 12 (9.30%) VMware
3 11 (8.53%) Ericsson
4 10 (7.75%) Oracle
4 10 (7.75%) SAP
5 8 (6.20%) Citrix
6 6 (4.65%) Cisco
6 6 (4.65%) Nokia
6 6 (4.65%) Tableau
7 5 (3.88%) Red Hat
7 5 (3.88%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (3.10%) EMC
8 4 (3.10%) Huawei
9 3 (2.33%) Cognos
10 2 (1.55%) Facebook
10 2 (1.55%) Google
10 2 (1.55%) HP
10 2 (1.55%) IBM
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