The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the Reading region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 9 16 17
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 127 65 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 11.82% 8.42% 6.87%
As % of the Applications category 68.65% 45.77% 46.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 25 30
Average daily rate £300 £325 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -1.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £225 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £307 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.12% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 8
Average hourly rate £9.10 £30.00 £10.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.66% +179.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
Applications Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
185 142 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 17.23% 18.39% 14.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 42 61
Average daily rate £288 £325 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £178 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £685 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.99% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 28 24
Average hourly rate £9.10 £28.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.50% +143.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%
MS Excel
Berkshire

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 18 April 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 161 (70.31%) Microsoft
2 80 (34.93%) MS Office
3 71 (31.00%) Windows
4 47 (20.52%) SQL
4 47 (20.52%) Finance
5 43 (18.78%) Degree
6 42 (18.34%) Active Directory
7 39 (17.03%) Telecoms
8 36 (15.72%) MS PowerPoint
9 33 (14.41%) .NET
10 32 (13.97%) SQL Server
11 30 (13.10%) Security Cleared
12 28 (12.23%) C#
13 27 (11.79%) Project Management
14 25 (10.92%) Remedy
14 25 (10.92%) SharePoint
15 21 (9.17%) ITIL
16 20 (8.73%) Migration
17 19 (8.30%) PowerShell
18 18 (7.86%) Windows 7
18 18 (7.86%) ASP.NET
18 18 (7.86%) Business Intelligence
19 17 (7.42%) MS Exchange
19 17 (7.42%) SC Cleared
19 17 (7.42%) Marketing
20 16 (6.99%) Microsoft Certification
20 16 (6.99%) MS Visio
20 16 (6.99%) Windows Server 2003
21 15 (6.55%) Change Management
21 15 (6.55%) IIS

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 25 (10.92%) SharePoint
2 17 (7.42%) MS Exchange
3 15 (6.55%) IIS
4 13 (5.68%) SharePoint Server
5 11 (4.80%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (3.93%) Lync
7 5 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (2.18%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (2.18%) CMS
7 5 (2.18%) ArcGIS
8 3 (1.31%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.87%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.87%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.44%) eRoom
Applications
1 80 (34.93%) MS Office
2 36 (15.72%) MS PowerPoint
3 16 (6.99%) MS Visio
4 15 (6.55%) MS Project
5 5 (2.18%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.87%) PowerPivot
6 2 (0.87%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.44%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 8 (3.49%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.44%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.44%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.80%) Office 365
2 8 (3.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.31%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.80%) TCP/IP
1 11 (4.80%) Internet
1 11 (4.80%) 3G
2 10 (4.37%) LTE
3 8 (3.49%) DNS
3 8 (3.49%) WAN
4 7 (3.06%) Radio Access Network
4 7 (3.06%) LDAP
4 7 (3.06%) LAN
5 6 (2.62%) VPN
5 6 (2.62%) DHCP
5 6 (2.62%) VoIP
5 6 (2.62%) SAN
6 5 (2.18%) Intranet
7 4 (1.75%) 2G
7 4 (1.75%) Ethernet
8 3 (1.31%) Network Security
8 3 (1.31%) NAS
8 3 (1.31%) 4G
8 3 (1.31%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (13.97%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.68%) MS Access
3 12 (5.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (4.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (4.37%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (3.93%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (3.49%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (3.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (3.06%) OLAP
9 6 (2.62%) IDOL
10 5 (2.18%) DTS
10 5 (2.18%) Crystal Reports
10 5 (2.18%) Data Mining
11 4 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (1.75%) QlikView
11 4 (1.75%) BusinessObjects XI
12 3 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
13 2 (0.87%) Star Schema
13 2 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.87%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 13 (5.68%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.44%) JIRA
4 1 (0.44%) StarTeam
4 1 (0.44%) Selenium
4 1 (0.44%) TestComplete
4 1 (0.44%) QAComplete
4 1 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.44%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 47 (20.52%) Finance
2 39 (17.03%) Telecoms
3 17 (7.42%) Marketing
4 13 (5.68%) Games
5 9 (3.93%) Retail
6 6 (2.62%) Publishing
7 4 (1.75%) Mandarin Language
8 3 (1.31%) Automotive
8 3 (1.31%) Electronics
9 2 (0.87%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.87%) Military
10 1 (0.44%) Banking
10 1 (0.44%) Billing
10 1 (0.44%) Back Office
10 1 (0.44%) Legal
Job Titles
1 47 (20.52%) Analyst
2 24 (10.48%) Developer
3 23 (10.04%) Support Engineer
4 18 (7.86%) Architect
5 12 (5.24%) Coordinator
6 11 (4.80%) Administrator
7 10 (4.37%) Project Coordinator
7 10 (4.37%) 2nd Line Support
7 10 (4.37%) Desktop Support
8 9 (3.93%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 9 (3.93%) Service Manager
9 8 (3.49%) Business Analyst
10 7 (3.06%) SharePoint Developer
10 7 (3.06%) Desktop Engineer
11 6 (2.62%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 6 (2.62%) Data Analyst
11 6 (2.62%) Service Desk Analyst
11 6 (2.62%) Services Delivery Manager
11 6 (2.62%) Programme Manager
11 6 (2.62%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (14.41%) .NET
2 18 (7.86%) ASP.NET
3 15 (6.55%) HTML
4 14 (6.11%) Web Services
5 9 (3.93%) XML
6 8 (3.49%) .NET Framework
7 7 (3.06%) CSS
8 6 (2.62%) Windows SharePoint Services
9 5 (2.18%) HTML5
10 4 (1.75%) WCF
10 4 (1.75%) WPF
10 4 (1.75%) MDX
11 3 (1.31%) jQuery
11 3 (1.31%) OAuth
11 3 (1.31%) REST
11 3 (1.31%) SAML
12 2 (0.87%) Middleware
12 2 (0.87%) XSD
13 1 (0.44%) Ajax
13 1 (0.44%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.24%) Blackberry
1 12 (5.24%) Computer Science
2 11 (4.80%) Replication
3 7 (3.06%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.75%) GIS
4 4 (1.75%) VLE
4 4 (1.75%) EPoS
4 4 (1.75%) PKI
5 3 (1.31%) Blog
5 3 (1.31%) Data Extraction
5 3 (1.31%) Smartcard
5 3 (1.31%) Clustering
6 2 (0.87%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.87%) NHS
6 2 (0.87%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (0.87%) Xbox
6 2 (0.87%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.44%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.44%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.44%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 71 (31.00%) Windows
2 18 (7.86%) Windows 7
3 16 (6.99%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (6.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (4.80%) Windows XP
6 7 (3.06%) Windows 8
7 6 (2.62%) UNIX
8 4 (1.75%) Windows 2000
9 2 (0.87%) Linux
9 2 (0.87%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.44%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.44%) Solaris
10 1 (0.44%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (11.79%) Project Management
2 21 (9.17%) ITIL
3 20 (8.73%) Migration
4 18 (7.86%) Business Intelligence
5 15 (6.55%) Change Management
6 13 (5.68%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (5.68%) Workflow
7 12 (5.24%) Service Delivery
7 12 (5.24%) PRINCE2
8 11 (4.80%) Service Management
9 10 (4.37%) Validation
9 10 (4.37%) Configuration Management
10 9 (3.93%) Content Management
10 9 (3.93%) Incident Management
10 9 (3.93%) Web Development
10 9 (3.93%) ITSM
11 7 (3.06%) Telemarketing
11 7 (3.06%) Statistical Analysis
11 7 (3.06%) Business Analysis
11 7 (3.06%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 47 (20.52%) SQL
2 28 (12.23%) C#
3 19 (8.30%) PowerShell
4 15 (6.55%) T-SQL
5 10 (4.37%) JavaScript
5 10 (4.37%) VBA
6 9 (3.93%) C
7 8 (3.49%) C++
8 7 (3.06%) VBScript
9 5 (2.18%) VB
9 5 (2.18%) VB.NET
9 5 (2.18%) Java
10 2 (0.87%) VB6
11 1 (0.44%) Lua
11 1 (0.44%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.44%) R
11 1 (0.44%) Perl
11 1 (0.44%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 43 (18.78%) Degree
2 30 (13.10%) Security Cleared
3 17 (7.42%) SC Cleared
4 16 (6.99%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (5.24%) MCSE
6 11 (4.80%) ISEB
6 11 (4.80%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (3.49%) HND
7 8 (3.49%) ISTQB
8 7 (3.06%) MCSD
9 6 (2.62%) HNC
9 6 (2.62%) DV Cleared
10 4 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (1.75%) MCTS
11 3 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.87%) CCNA
12 2 (0.87%) CCDP
12 2 (0.87%) MCP
13 1 (0.44%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.55%) SLA
2 7 (3.06%) QA
3 2 (0.87%) P3O
System Software
1 42 (18.34%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.75%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.31%) NLBS
3 3 (1.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 3 (1.31%) Shibboleth
4 2 (0.87%) Terminal Services
4 2 (0.87%) XenApp
4 2 (0.87%) XenServer
5 1 (0.44%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.44%) vSphere
5 1 (0.44%) vCloud
5 1 (0.44%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 6 (2.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (2.18%) SCCM
3 3 (1.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (0.87%) SCOM
5 1 (0.44%) WMI
5 1 (0.44%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.44%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.44%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 161 (70.31%) Microsoft
2 25 (10.92%) Remedy
3 13 (5.68%) SAP
4 9 (3.93%) Citrix
5 8 (3.49%) VMware
5 8 (3.49%) Cisco
5 8 (3.49%) Oracle
6 6 (2.62%) Meridio
7 5 (2.18%) Google
8 4 (1.75%) HP
8 4 (1.75%) Business Objects
8 4 (1.75%) Blackboard
9 3 (1.31%) Twitter
9 3 (1.31%) NetApp
9 3 (1.31%) CA
9 3 (1.31%) Veritas
9 3 (1.31%) Lotus
10 2 (0.87%) Niku
10 2 (0.87%) Mapinfo
10 2 (0.87%) Apple
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