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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 13 8 17
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +9
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 85 147 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 9.52% 13.55% 8.09%
As % of the Applications category 62.50% 74.24% 49.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 78 30
Average daily rate
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£330 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.35% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £162 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £318 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.78% +5.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 8 2
Average hourly rate £24.00 £16.25 £14.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.69% +12.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.05 £11.48 £11.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.48 £26.49 £16.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -6.66%
MS Excel
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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 Reading region.

Applications Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
136 198 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 15.23% 18.25% 16.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 97 62
Average daily rate £358 £325 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -12.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £140 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 17 16
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.84 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.29% +2.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.85 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.83 £17.92 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.32 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -6.45%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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.

1 119 (71.69%) Microsoft
2 71 (42.77%) MS Office
3 41 (24.70%) Windows
3 41 (24.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 33 (19.88%) Telecoms
5 32 (19.28%) Security Cleared
6 31 (18.67%) Active Directory
7 27 (16.27%) .NET
7 27 (16.27%) Degree
8 25 (15.06%) Project Management
9 24 (14.46%) MS Project
10 23 (13.86%) SQL
10 23 (13.86%) ITIL
11 22 (13.25%) SQL Server
12 21 (12.65%) SLA
13 20 (12.05%) C#
13 20 (12.05%) SharePoint
13 20 (12.05%) Finance
14 19 (11.45%) Analytical Skills
15 18 (10.84%) PRINCE2
16 17 (10.24%) Windows Server 2003
17 15 (9.04%) Internet
17 15 (9.04%) SC Cleared
18 14 (8.43%) .NET Framework
18 14 (8.43%) Windows 7
18 14 (8.43%) MS Visio
19 13 (7.83%) Service Delivery
19 13 (7.83%) Agile Software Development
20 12 (7.23%) MS Exchange
20 12 (7.23%) SCCM

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 (12.05%) SharePoint
2 12 (7.23%) MS Exchange
3 9 (5.42%) IIS
4 8 (4.82%) SharePoint Server
5 5 (3.01%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (3.01%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (3.01%) Lync
6 4 (2.41%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.60%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.60%) CMS
7 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.60%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (0.60%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.60%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 71 (42.77%) MS Office
2 41 (24.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 24 (14.46%) MS Project
4 14 (8.43%) MS Visio
5 5 (3.01%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.60%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (3.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (3.01%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.20%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.20%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.60%) Changepoint
4 1 (0.60%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.82%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (4.82%) PaaS
2 2 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.60%) Office 365
3 1 (0.60%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.04%) Internet
2 11 (6.63%) Firewall
3 10 (6.02%) DNS
4 8 (4.82%) TCP/IP
4 8 (4.82%) WAN
5 6 (3.61%) ATM
5 6 (3.61%) LAN
6 5 (3.01%) 3G
6 5 (3.01%) 2G
6 5 (3.01%) Radio Access Network
6 5 (3.01%) LTE
7 4 (2.41%) LDAP
7 4 (2.41%) SDH
8 3 (1.81%) NetScaler
9 2 (1.20%) SSH
9 2 (1.20%) 4G
9 2 (1.20%) FTP
9 2 (1.20%) SSL
9 2 (1.20%) VPN
10 1 (0.60%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (13.25%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.82%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (4.22%) IDOL
4 5 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.41%) DTS
5 4 (2.41%) OLAP
5 4 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.81%) Star Schema
7 2 (1.20%) MS Access
7 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.20%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.60%) QlikView
8 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 7 (4.22%) Visual Studio
2 6 (3.61%) MSTest
3 2 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.20%) StarTeam
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.60%) PVCS
4 1 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.60%) MSBuild
General
1 33 (19.88%) Telecoms
2 20 (12.05%) Finance
3 10 (6.02%) Marketing
4 3 (1.81%) Billing
4 3 (1.81%) Automotive
5 2 (1.20%) Legal
5 2 (1.20%) Advertising
5 2 (1.20%) Retail
6 1 (0.60%) Back Office
6 1 (0.60%) Korean Language
6 1 (0.60%) Publishing
6 1 (0.60%) Games
6 1 (0.60%) Banking
6 1 (0.60%) Law
Job Titles
1 19 (11.45%) Developer
1 19 (11.45%) Analyst
2 16 (9.64%) Administrator
3 13 (7.83%) Project Manager
4 12 (7.23%) Coordinator
5 11 (6.63%) Project Administrator
6 9 (5.42%) Project Coordinator
7 8 (4.82%) Team Leader
7 8 (4.82%) Architect
7 8 (4.82%) Service Desk Team Leader
8 7 (4.22%) SharePoint Developer
8 7 (4.22%) Field Engineer
9 6 (3.61%) IT Support Technician
9 6 (3.61%) Support Technician
9 6 (3.61%) C++ Developer
9 6 (3.61%) IT Support
9 6 (3.61%) SCCM Engineer
10 5 (3.01%) Desktop Technician
10 5 (3.01%) Designer
10 5 (3.01%) Incident Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (16.27%) .NET
2 14 (8.43%) .NET Framework
3 11 (6.63%) XML
4 10 (6.02%) ASP.NET
5 8 (4.82%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 8 (4.82%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 8 (4.82%) Unity DI Container
5 8 (4.82%) ASP.NET Web API
6 7 (4.22%) DCOM
7 6 (3.61%) Web Services
8 4 (2.41%) Windows SharePoint Services
9 3 (1.81%) HTML
9 3 (1.81%) CSS
10 2 (1.20%) MFC
10 2 (1.20%) ActiveX
10 2 (1.20%) Application Packaging
10 2 (1.20%) Middleware
11 1 (0.60%) WCF
11 1 (0.60%) WF
11 1 (0.60%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.45%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.63%) PKI
3 8 (4.82%) Inversion of Control
3 8 (4.82%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.41%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.81%) CMDB
5 3 (1.81%) Clustering
6 2 (1.20%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.20%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (1.20%) Blog
7 1 (0.60%) Open Source
7 1 (0.60%) Replication
7 1 (0.60%) PMI
7 1 (0.60%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.60%) New Media
7 1 (0.60%) User Experience
7 1 (0.60%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 41 (24.70%) Windows
2 17 (10.24%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (8.43%) Windows 7
4 10 (6.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (5.42%) Windows 8
6 4 (2.41%) UNIX
6 4 (2.41%) Linux
7 3 (1.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.20%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.60%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (15.06%) Project Management
2 23 (13.86%) ITIL
3 18 (10.84%) PRINCE2
4 13 (7.83%) Service Delivery
4 13 (7.83%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (6.63%) Workflow
6 9 (5.42%) MVC
6 9 (5.42%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (4.82%) Time Management
8 7 (4.22%) Performance Management
8 7 (4.22%) Dependency Injection
8 7 (4.22%) Web Development
8 7 (4.22%) Configuration Management
8 7 (4.22%) Change Management
9 6 (3.61%) CRM
9 6 (3.61%) Migration
9 6 (3.61%) Change Control
10 5 (3.01%) Performance Analysis
10 5 (3.01%) Data Entry
10 5 (3.01%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (13.86%) SQL
2 20 (12.05%) C#
3 11 (6.63%) T-SQL
3 11 (6.63%) PowerShell
4 9 (5.42%) C++
5 6 (3.61%) VBScript
5 6 (3.61%) VC++
6 3 (1.81%) Java
7 2 (1.20%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.20%) Perl
7 2 (1.20%) VBA
7 2 (1.20%) C
8 1 (0.60%) PowerHouse
8 1 (0.60%) X++
8 1 (0.60%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (19.28%) Security Cleared
2 27 (16.27%) Degree
3 15 (9.04%) SC Cleared
4 10 (6.02%) DV Cleared
5 7 (4.22%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (3.61%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (3.61%) HND
6 6 (3.61%) CCNA
7 5 (3.01%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (2.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (2.41%) MCSE
8 4 (2.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (1.81%) CCENT
9 3 (1.81%) MCP
9 3 (1.81%) PMI Certification
10 2 (1.20%) PMP
10 2 (1.20%) CCNP
10 2 (1.20%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (1.20%) CISSP
10 2 (1.20%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (12.65%) SLA
2 1 (0.60%) COBIT
2 1 (0.60%) QA
System Software
1 31 (18.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.01%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.20%) vSphere
4 2 (1.20%) XenApp
5 1 (0.60%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.60%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.60%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.60%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 12 (7.23%) SCCM
2 10 (6.02%) SCOM
3 6 (3.61%) WMI
4 3 (1.81%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 119 (71.69%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.22%) Citrix
2 7 (4.22%) Meridio
3 6 (3.61%) SAP
4 5 (3.01%) Cisco
4 5 (3.01%) Oracle
5 4 (2.41%) VMware
5 4 (2.41%) Amdocs
6 3 (1.81%) HP
6 3 (1.81%) Symantec
6 3 (1.81%) Remedy
7 2 (1.20%) Borland
7 2 (1.20%) CA
7 2 (1.20%) Nokia
7 2 (1.20%) Dell
7 2 (1.20%) AppSense
8 1 (0.60%) Mitel
8 1 (0.60%) Unica
8 1 (0.60%) BMC
8 1 (0.60%) Adobe
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