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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 13 12 13
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 77 80 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 7.67% 9.27% 9.16%
As % of the Applications category 63.64% 57.14% 57.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 30 28
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £211 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 6
Average hourly rate £30.90 £17.50 £13.83
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.57% +26.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.73 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-7.81% +4.86%
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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
121 140 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 12.05% 16.22% 16.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 57 55
Average daily rate £300 £400 £224
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +78.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £230 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £595 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 19 20
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.29 £12.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.67% +34.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £14.15 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.90 £18.70 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.22 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-1.46% -1.79%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 123 (68.33%) Microsoft
2 66 (36.67%) MS Office
3 59 (32.78%) SQL
4 52 (28.89%) Telecoms
5 50 (27.78%) Windows
6 49 (27.22%) Security Cleared
7 40 (22.22%) SQL Server
8 39 (21.67%) MS PowerPoint
9 36 (20.00%) Project Management
10 33 (18.33%) Windows 7
11 32 (17.78%) DV Cleared
11 32 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
12 29 (16.11%) Active Directory
13 26 (14.44%) Management Information System
14 25 (13.89%) Degree
15 24 (13.33%) PRINCE2
16 22 (12.22%) UNIX
16 22 (12.22%) Oracle
16 22 (12.22%) Radio Access Network
17 21 (11.67%) Migration
18 19 (10.56%) Linux
18 19 (10.56%) LTE
19 18 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
20 17 (9.44%) Team Foundation Server
20 17 (9.44%) 4G
21 16 (8.89%) WCF
21 16 (8.89%) Finance
21 16 (8.89%) Client/Server
21 16 (8.89%) XML
21 16 (8.89%) 3G

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 12 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 10 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
3 9 (5.00%) MS Exchange
4 7 (3.89%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (2.22%) Lync
6 4 (2.22%) IIS
7 3 (1.67%) Smallworld
7 3 (1.67%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.11%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.11%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.56%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.56%) CMS
9 1 (0.56%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.56%) SAS
Applications
1 66 (36.67%) MS Office
2 39 (21.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 13 (7.22%) MS Project
4 8 (4.44%) Maya
5 7 (3.89%) MS Visio
6 2 (1.11%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.56%) SPSS
7 1 (0.56%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 7 (3.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.11%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.56%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.56%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (0.56%) Lawson
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.56%) HFM
3 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.11%) Office 365
2 1 (0.56%) IaaS
2 1 (0.56%) Yammer
2 1 (0.56%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (12.22%) Radio Access Network
2 19 (10.56%) LTE
3 17 (9.44%) 4G
4 16 (8.89%) 3G
5 13 (7.22%) TCP/IP
6 11 (6.11%) Firewall
7 10 (5.56%) 2G
8 8 (4.44%) VPN
9 7 (3.89%) Broadband
9 7 (3.89%) IPsec
10 6 (3.33%) ATM
10 6 (3.33%) DHCP
10 6 (3.33%) Ethernet
10 6 (3.33%) DNS
10 6 (3.33%) 3GPP
10 6 (3.33%) VoIP
10 6 (3.33%) PPP
10 6 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (3.33%) xDSL
10 6 (3.33%) DSLAM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.78%) MS Access
3 12 (6.67%) BusinessObjects
4 11 (6.11%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (6.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (3.33%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 5 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.67%) DB2
7 3 (1.67%) MySQL
7 3 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.56%) Star Schema
9 1 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.56%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.56%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.56%) Hyperion Smart View
Development Applications
1 17 (9.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (5.00%) SoapUI
3 8 (4.44%) Jenkins
4 6 (3.33%) Oracle Forms
5 5 (2.78%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.56%) TestComplete
6 1 (0.56%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.56%) MSI
6 1 (0.56%) Selenium
General
1 52 (28.89%) Telecoms
2 16 (8.89%) Finance
3 10 (5.56%) Electronics
4 6 (3.33%) French Language
4 6 (3.33%) German Language
5 5 (2.78%) Marketing
6 3 (1.67%) Spanish Language
6 3 (1.67%) Italian Language
6 3 (1.67%) Legal
7 2 (1.11%) Military
7 2 (1.11%) Portuguese Language
7 2 (1.11%) Retail
7 2 (1.11%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.56%) Banking
8 1 (0.56%) Back Office
8 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (16.67%) Analyst
2 25 (13.89%) Developer
3 19 (10.56%) Rollout Engineer
4 14 (7.78%) Project Manager
5 12 (6.67%) Support Engineer
6 11 (6.11%) Test Analyst
7 9 (5.00%) Consultant
7 9 (5.00%) Programmer
7 9 (5.00%) C# Developer
7 9 (5.00%) SQL Developer
8 8 (4.44%) C# Programmer
9 7 (3.89%) Coordinator
10 6 (3.33%) Architect
10 6 (3.33%) Business Analyst
10 6 (3.33%) Data Analyst
10 6 (3.33%) Planning Manager
11 5 (2.78%) Project Coordinator
11 5 (2.78%) Desktop Engineer
12 4 (2.22%) Programme Manager
12 4 (2.22%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.89%) XML
1 16 (8.89%) WCF
2 9 (5.00%) SOAP
3 8 (4.44%) Web Services
3 8 (4.44%) WPF
3 8 (4.44%) XSD
3 8 (4.44%) RESTful
3 8 (4.44%) ASP.NET Web API
4 6 (3.33%) .NET
5 5 (2.78%) HTML
6 3 (1.67%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.67%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (1.11%) Middleware
7 2 (1.11%) Ajax
7 2 (1.11%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.11%) JMS
8 1 (0.56%) WAP
8 1 (0.56%) SAML
8 1 (0.56%) COM
8 1 (0.56%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 32 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (14.44%) Management Information System
3 16 (8.89%) Client/Server
4 8 (4.44%) PKI
4 8 (4.44%) Mobile Computing
5 7 (3.89%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.67%) GIS
7 3 (1.67%) PMI
8 2 (1.11%) NHS
8 2 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.11%) IPTV
8 2 (1.11%) Clustering
8 2 (1.11%) Cryptography
8 2 (1.11%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.11%) Xbox
8 2 (1.11%) User Experience
8 2 (1.11%) FMCG
8 2 (1.11%) DataPower
8 2 (1.11%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 50 (27.78%) Windows
2 33 (18.33%) Windows 7
3 22 (12.22%) UNIX
4 19 (10.56%) Linux
5 14 (7.78%) Windows XP
6 11 (6.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (4.44%) Solaris
9 7 (3.89%) Windows 8
9 7 (3.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (3.33%) Windows 2000 Server
11 5 (2.78%) Windows 2000
12 4 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (1.11%) AIX
14 1 (0.56%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.56%) Android
14 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (20.00%) Project Management
2 24 (13.33%) PRINCE2
3 21 (11.67%) Migration
4 18 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (6.67%) ITIL
6 10 (5.56%) Data Migration
6 10 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (5.00%) Test Scripting
7 9 (5.00%) CRM
7 9 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (5.00%) Change Control
8 8 (4.44%) ERP
8 8 (4.44%) RAD
8 8 (4.44%) Scrum
8 8 (4.44%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (4.44%) Unit Testing
8 8 (4.44%) Validation
8 8 (4.44%) System Testing
9 7 (3.89%) Business Development
9 7 (3.89%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 59 (32.78%) SQL
2 13 (7.22%) T-SQL
2 13 (7.22%) C#
3 11 (6.11%) VBA
4 10 (5.56%) Perl
5 6 (3.33%) VB
6 5 (2.78%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 3 (1.67%) Java
8 2 (1.11%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.11%) C++
8 2 (1.11%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.11%) C
8 2 (1.11%) PHP
8 2 (1.11%) Python
9 1 (0.56%) X++
Qualifications
1 49 (27.22%) Security Cleared
2 32 (17.78%) DV Cleared
3 25 (13.89%) Degree
4 13 (7.22%) PMI Certification
5 11 (6.11%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (6.11%) PMP
6 10 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (5.56%) CCNP
6 10 (5.56%) CCNA
7 9 (5.00%) SC Cleared
8 8 (4.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 6 (3.33%) SCSA
9 6 (3.33%) Sun Certification
10 5 (2.78%) HND
10 5 (2.78%) MCTS
11 4 (2.22%) MCSE
11 4 (2.22%) HNC
11 4 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (1.11%) MCITP
12 2 (1.11%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.78%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.11%) SLA
3 1 (0.56%) QA
3 1 (0.56%) PMBOK
System Software
1 29 (16.11%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.67%) Terminal Services
2 3 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.67%) Hyper-V
2 3 (1.67%) XenApp
3 1 (0.56%) vSphere
3 1 (0.56%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (3.33%) SCCM
1 6 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.56%) SCOM
2 1 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.56%) WMI
2 1 (0.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 123 (68.33%) Microsoft
2 22 (12.22%) Oracle
3 14 (7.78%) Ericsson
3 14 (7.78%) Amdocs
4 13 (7.22%) Huawei
5 11 (6.11%) Remedy
6 10 (5.56%) SAP
7 9 (5.00%) HP
8 8 (4.44%) Nokia
8 8 (4.44%) Telerik
9 7 (3.89%) Red Hat
10 6 (3.33%) Veritas
10 6 (3.33%) Citrix
10 6 (3.33%) Sun
11 4 (2.22%) VMware
12 3 (1.67%) Cisco
12 3 (1.67%) IBM
13 2 (1.11%) Avaya
13 2 (1.11%) CheckPoint
13 2 (1.11%) TOWER Software
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