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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 13 13 8
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 81 92 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 9.27% 9.16% 10.45%
As % of the Applications category 56.64% 57.14% 51.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 28 45
Average daily rate
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£400 £385 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +4.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £140 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £311
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +2.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.83 £9.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.58% +46.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £8.00 £7.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £34.25 £10.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.86% -6.25%
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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
143 161 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 16.36% 16.04% 20.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 55 74
Average daily rate £400 £230 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+73.91% -37.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £140 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 20 11
Average hourly rate £17.29 £12.88 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.25% -20.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.15 £8.00 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £30.50 £27.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.29%

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 29 August 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 29 August 2014.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 130 (71.04%) Microsoft
2 70 (38.25%) MS Office
3 59 (32.24%) Windows
4 45 (24.59%) Security Cleared
5 40 (21.86%) MS PowerPoint
6 39 (21.31%) SQL Server
7 35 (19.13%) .NET
7 35 (19.13%) SQL
8 31 (16.94%) Finance
9 30 (16.39%) Telecoms
9 30 (16.39%) Degree
10 29 (15.85%) Active Directory
11 27 (14.75%) C#
11 27 (14.75%) SC Cleared
12 26 (14.21%) Windows Server 2003
13 25 (13.66%) SharePoint
14 24 (13.11%) Project Management
15 21 (11.48%) MS Project
16 20 (10.93%) ASP.NET
16 20 (10.93%) T-SQL
16 20 (10.93%) SLA
17 18 (9.84%) XML
17 18 (9.84%) Visual Studio
18 17 (9.29%) Workflow
19 16 (8.74%) Service Delivery
19 16 (8.74%) .NET Framework
19 16 (8.74%) Web Development
19 16 (8.74%) SQL Server 2005
20 15 (8.20%) Marketing
20 15 (8.20%) DV Cleared

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (13.66%) SharePoint
2 14 (7.65%) SharePoint Server
3 13 (7.10%) IIS
4 12 (6.56%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.64%) ArcGIS
5 3 (1.64%) Lync
5 3 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.55%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.55%) CMS
7 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.55%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (0.55%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 70 (38.25%) MS Office
2 40 (21.86%) MS PowerPoint
3 21 (11.48%) MS Project
4 9 (4.92%) MS Visio
5 5 (2.73%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.55%) RoboHelp
6 1 (0.55%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.64%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.55%) Changepoint
3 1 (0.55%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.55%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.55%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.64%) PaaS
3 1 (0.55%) Office 365
3 1 (0.55%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.20%) Internet
2 12 (6.56%) Firewall
3 11 (6.01%) TCP/IP
3 11 (6.01%) DNS
4 9 (4.92%) LDAP
4 9 (4.92%) 3G
5 8 (4.37%) LTE
5 8 (4.37%) Radio Access Network
6 7 (3.83%) LAN
6 7 (3.83%) WAN
7 5 (2.73%) ATM
7 5 (2.73%) VoIP
8 4 (2.19%) 2G
9 3 (1.64%) Network Security
9 3 (1.64%) NetScaler
10 2 (1.09%) SSH
10 2 (1.09%) SDH
10 2 (1.09%) DHCP
10 2 (1.09%) VPN
10 2 (1.09%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (21.31%) SQL Server
2 16 (8.74%) SQL Server 2005
3 12 (6.56%) IDOL
4 9 (4.92%) OLAP
5 8 (4.37%) DTS
6 7 (3.83%) MS Access
7 6 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (2.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (2.19%) Data Mining
9 4 (2.19%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (1.64%) Star Schema
10 3 (1.64%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (1.64%) QlikView
11 2 (1.09%) BusinessObjects XI
11 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
12 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 18 (9.84%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.64%) MSTest
4 2 (1.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (1.09%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.55%) PVCS
5 1 (0.55%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 31 (16.94%) Finance
2 30 (16.39%) Telecoms
3 15 (8.20%) Marketing
4 5 (2.73%) Automotive
5 2 (1.09%) Legal
5 2 (1.09%) Advertising
5 2 (1.09%) Publishing
5 2 (1.09%) Games
5 2 (1.09%) Military
5 2 (1.09%) Billing
6 1 (0.55%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (0.55%) Korean Language
6 1 (0.55%) Retail
6 1 (0.55%) Law
6 1 (0.55%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 27 (14.75%) Developer
2 24 (13.11%) Analyst
3 21 (11.48%) Administrator
4 13 (7.10%) Project Administrator
4 13 (7.10%) SharePoint Developer
5 11 (6.01%) Coordinator
6 9 (4.92%) Service Manager
7 8 (4.37%) Project Coordinator
7 8 (4.37%) Project Manager
8 7 (3.83%) Architect
8 7 (3.83%) Support Engineer
9 6 (3.28%) Support Technician
9 6 (3.28%) Field Engineer
9 6 (3.28%) Services Delivery Manager
9 6 (3.28%) IT Support Technician
9 6 (3.28%) Delivery Manager
9 6 (3.28%) IT Support
9 6 (3.28%) SCCM Engineer
10 5 (2.73%) Desktop Technician
10 5 (2.73%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (19.13%) .NET
2 20 (10.93%) ASP.NET
3 18 (9.84%) XML
4 16 (8.74%) .NET Framework
5 14 (7.65%) Web Services
6 8 (4.37%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 7 (3.83%) DCOM
8 5 (2.73%) HTML
9 4 (2.19%) WPF
10 3 (1.64%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 3 (1.64%) REST
10 3 (1.64%) Managed Extensibility Framework
10 3 (1.64%) Unity DI Container
10 3 (1.64%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (1.64%) OAuth
10 3 (1.64%) Middleware
10 3 (1.64%) WCF
10 3 (1.64%) CSS
11 2 (1.09%) XSD
11 2 (1.09%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.01%) PKI
2 8 (4.37%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.28%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.64%) CMDB
4 3 (1.64%) Data Extraction
4 3 (1.64%) Inversion of Control
4 3 (1.64%) EPoS
5 2 (1.09%) NHS
5 2 (1.09%) Replication
5 2 (1.09%) Clustering
5 2 (1.09%) GIS
5 2 (1.09%) Blog
6 1 (0.55%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.55%) Statistics
6 1 (0.55%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.55%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 59 (32.24%) Windows
2 26 (14.21%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (8.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (7.65%) Windows 8
5 13 (7.10%) Windows 7
6 6 (3.28%) UNIX
6 6 (3.28%) Windows XP
7 4 (2.19%) Linux
7 4 (2.19%) Windows 2000
8 3 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.09%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.55%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (13.11%) Project Management
2 17 (9.29%) Workflow
3 16 (8.74%) Service Delivery
3 16 (8.74%) Web Development
4 14 (7.65%) ITIL
4 14 (7.65%) PRINCE2
5 11 (6.01%) Migration
6 10 (5.46%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (5.46%) Configuration Management
6 10 (5.46%) Document Management
7 9 (4.92%) Performance Management
8 8 (4.37%) Performance Analysis
9 7 (3.83%) Logistics
9 7 (3.83%) Statistical Analysis
9 7 (3.83%) Telemarketing
9 7 (3.83%) Validation
10 6 (3.28%) Asset Management
10 6 (3.28%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (3.28%) Change Management
10 6 (3.28%) Data Entry
Programming Languages
1 35 (19.13%) SQL
2 27 (14.75%) C#
3 20 (10.93%) T-SQL
4 15 (8.20%) PowerShell
5 7 (3.83%) VBScript
5 7 (3.83%) C++
6 4 (2.19%) VBA
7 3 (1.64%) C
7 3 (1.64%) Java
7 3 (1.64%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.64%) VB
8 2 (1.09%) VC++
9 1 (0.55%) PowerHouse
9 1 (0.55%) VB6
9 1 (0.55%) X++
9 1 (0.55%) Lua
9 1 (0.55%) ActionScript
9 1 (0.55%) Perl
Qualifications
1 45 (24.59%) Security Cleared
2 30 (16.39%) Degree
3 27 (14.75%) SC Cleared
4 15 (8.20%) DV Cleared
5 10 (5.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (4.37%) MCSE
7 6 (3.28%) HND
8 4 (2.19%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (2.19%) MCP
9 3 (1.64%) CCNA
9 3 (1.64%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (1.64%) MCTS
9 3 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (1.09%) ISTQB
10 2 (1.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.09%) PMP
10 2 (1.09%) PMI Certification
10 2 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (1.09%) CISSP
10 2 (1.09%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (10.93%) SLA
2 4 (2.19%) QA
3 1 (0.55%) COBIT
System Software
1 29 (15.85%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.64%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.09%) XenApp
3 2 (1.09%) XenDesktop
3 2 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (1.09%) vSphere
3 2 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.55%) vCloud
4 1 (0.55%) NLBS
4 1 (0.55%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.55%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.55%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (7.65%) SCCM
2 8 (4.37%) SCOM
3 6 (3.28%) WMI
3 6 (3.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 130 (71.04%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.56%) Meridio
3 9 (4.92%) SAP
4 7 (3.83%) Oracle
4 7 (3.83%) Citrix
5 6 (3.28%) Cisco
6 5 (2.73%) VMware
7 4 (2.19%) Remedy
8 3 (1.64%) Symantec
9 2 (1.09%) Amdocs
9 2 (1.09%) AppSense
9 2 (1.09%) Altiris
9 2 (1.09%) Borland
9 2 (1.09%) CA
9 2 (1.09%) Nokia
9 2 (1.09%) Business Objects
9 2 (1.09%) HP
9 2 (1.09%) Dell
10 1 (0.55%) Juniper
10 1 (0.55%) BMC
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