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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 10 7 17
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +10
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 97 107 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 10.28% 10.69% 7.95%
As % of the Applications category 68.31% 60.11% 47.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 44 20
Average daily rate
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£325 £313 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +9.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £103 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £493 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 3
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £9.10 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £19.30 £92.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
- -1.75%
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
142 178 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 15.04% 17.78% 16.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 82 34
Average daily rate £325 £300 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £110 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 19
Average hourly rate £14.50 £19.00 £27.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.68% -31.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.10 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £23.35 £104.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -

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 4 March 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 146 (81.56%) Microsoft
2 65 (36.31%) MS Office
3 50 (27.93%) Telecoms
4 46 (25.70%) Windows
4 46 (25.70%) Active Directory
5 39 (21.79%) MS PowerPoint
6 32 (17.88%) Security Cleared
7 31 (17.32%) Project Management
7 31 (17.32%) PRINCE2
8 28 (15.64%) ITIL
8 28 (15.64%) Degree
9 22 (12.29%) Windows 7
9 22 (12.29%) MS Project
10 21 (11.73%) SQL
10 21 (11.73%) Analytical Skills
11 20 (11.17%) DV Cleared
12 19 (10.61%) SLA
12 19 (10.61%) SharePoint
12 19 (10.61%) Finance
13 14 (7.82%) MS Exchange
13 14 (7.82%) .NET
14 12 (6.70%) Migration
14 12 (6.70%) SAP
14 12 (6.70%) SC Cleared
15 11 (6.15%) Service Delivery
16 10 (5.59%) Service Management
16 10 (5.59%) 2G
16 10 (5.59%) C#
16 10 (5.59%) MS Visio
16 10 (5.59%) 3G

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 19 (10.61%) SharePoint
2 14 (7.82%) MS Exchange
3 8 (4.47%) Lync
4 7 (3.91%) Office Communications Server
4 7 (3.91%) IBM Notes
5 6 (3.35%) IIS
5 6 (3.35%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (3.35%) GroupWise
5 6 (3.35%) SharePoint Server
6 5 (2.79%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (2.79%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (2.79%) CMS
7 4 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.68%) MS Project Server
9 2 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.12%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.56%) LiveCycle
10 1 (0.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 65 (36.31%) MS Office
2 39 (21.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 22 (12.29%) MS Project
4 10 (5.59%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.12%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.56%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 8 (4.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.23%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (2.23%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (1.68%) Changepoint
4 1 (0.56%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.79%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (2.79%) PaaS
2 3 (1.68%) Office 365
3 2 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.59%) 2G
1 10 (5.59%) 3G
2 8 (4.47%) Radio Access Network
3 7 (3.91%) DNS
4 6 (3.35%) ATM
4 6 (3.35%) SDH
4 6 (3.35%) POP3
4 6 (3.35%) SMTP
4 6 (3.35%) SAN
4 6 (3.35%) Ethernet
4 6 (3.35%) IMAP
5 5 (2.79%) LTE
6 4 (2.23%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (2.23%) WAN
7 3 (1.68%) 4G
8 2 (1.12%) Wireless
8 2 (1.12%) LAN
8 2 (1.12%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.56%) FTP
9 1 (0.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.03%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (2.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.68%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.12%) MS Access
4 2 (1.12%) MySQL
4 2 (1.12%) OLAP
4 2 (1.12%) Star Schema
4 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.56%) PerformancePoint
5 1 (0.56%) QlikView
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.56%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (0.56%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (2.23%) JIRA
2 3 (1.68%) MSTest
2 3 (1.68%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.12%) Subversion
3 2 (1.12%) MSI
3 2 (1.12%) StarTeam
3 2 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.12%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle APEX
General
1 50 (27.93%) Telecoms
2 19 (10.61%) Finance
3 6 (3.35%) Marketing
4 4 (2.23%) Retail
5 2 (1.12%) Games
5 2 (1.12%) Legal
5 2 (1.12%) Publishing
5 2 (1.12%) Billing
6 1 (0.56%) Banking
6 1 (0.56%) Automotive
6 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 20 (11.17%) Coordinator
2 18 (10.06%) Analyst
3 13 (7.26%) Developer
3 13 (7.26%) Project Coordinator
4 12 (6.70%) Project Manager
5 10 (5.59%) Architect
6 9 (5.03%) Service Desk Team Leader
6 9 (5.03%) Field Engineer
6 9 (5.03%) Team Leader
6 9 (5.03%) Rollout Engineer
7 7 (3.91%) Administrator
7 7 (3.91%) Server Engineer
8 6 (3.35%) Exchange Engineer
8 6 (3.35%) Telecoms Project Manager
9 5 (2.79%) Break Fix Engineer
9 5 (2.79%) Junior
9 5 (2.79%) Incident Manager
9 5 (2.79%) Design Engineer
9 5 (2.79%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (2.79%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.82%) .NET
2 6 (3.35%) CSS
2 6 (3.35%) XML
3 5 (2.79%) Managed Extensibility Framework
3 5 (2.79%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 5 (2.79%) Application Packaging
3 5 (2.79%) .NET Framework
3 5 (2.79%) ASP.NET Web API
3 5 (2.79%) Unity DI Container
3 5 (2.79%) HTML
4 4 (2.23%) ASP.NET
4 4 (2.23%) jQuery
5 3 (1.68%) Web Services
6 2 (1.12%) FuelPHP
6 2 (1.12%) CSS3
6 2 (1.12%) HTML5
6 2 (1.12%) WPF
7 1 (0.56%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.56%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 1 (0.56%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.73%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.03%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.47%) Clustering
4 5 (2.79%) Inversion of Control
5 3 (1.68%) IPTV
5 3 (1.68%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.12%) Replication
6 2 (1.12%) PMI
7 1 (0.56%) Open Source
7 1 (0.56%) New Media
7 1 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.56%) PDA
7 1 (0.56%) Life Science
7 1 (0.56%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.56%) User Experience
7 1 (0.56%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.56%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.56%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 46 (25.70%) Windows
2 22 (12.29%) Windows 7
3 8 (4.47%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (3.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (3.91%) Linux
5 5 (2.79%) UNIX
6 4 (2.23%) Windows 8
7 3 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.68%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.56%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.56%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (17.32%) Project Management
1 31 (17.32%) PRINCE2
2 28 (15.64%) ITIL
3 12 (6.70%) Migration
4 11 (6.15%) Service Delivery
5 10 (5.59%) Service Management
5 10 (5.59%) Data Entry
6 9 (5.03%) CRM
6 9 (5.03%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (4.47%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (4.47%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (4.47%) Customer Engagement
8 7 (3.91%) MVC
8 7 (3.91%) Programme Management
9 6 (3.35%) Incident Management
9 6 (3.35%) Time Management
10 5 (2.79%) Change Control
10 5 (2.79%) Workflow
10 5 (2.79%) Scrum
10 5 (2.79%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (11.73%) SQL
2 10 (5.59%) C#
3 8 (4.47%) VBA
4 4 (2.23%) VC++
4 4 (2.23%) C++
4 4 (2.23%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.23%) C
4 4 (2.23%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.68%) VBScript
5 3 (1.68%) VB
5 3 (1.68%) Java
6 2 (1.12%) Perl
6 2 (1.12%) PHP
7 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.56%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (17.88%) Security Cleared
2 28 (15.64%) Degree
3 20 (11.17%) DV Cleared
4 12 (6.70%) SC Cleared
5 9 (5.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (3.91%) VCP4
6 7 (3.91%) MCITP
6 7 (3.91%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (3.91%) PMI Certification
6 7 (3.91%) MCTS
7 6 (3.35%) HND
7 6 (3.35%) PMP
8 4 (2.23%) CCNA
8 4 (2.23%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (2.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (2.23%) NVQ Level 3
9 2 (1.12%) MCSE
9 2 (1.12%) HNC
9 2 (1.12%) CCNP
9 2 (1.12%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (10.61%) SLA
2 5 (2.79%) QA
3 1 (0.56%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.56%) P3O
3 1 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 46 (25.70%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.47%) Hyper-V
3 6 (3.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.68%) XenApp
4 3 (1.68%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.12%) XenServer
5 2 (1.12%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.56%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (4.47%) SCCM
2 4 (2.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (1.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (1.12%) SCOM
5 1 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.56%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.56%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.56%) MOM
5 1 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 146 (81.56%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.70%) SAP
3 8 (4.47%) VMware
3 8 (4.47%) Oracle
3 8 (4.47%) HP
3 8 (4.47%) Remedy
4 7 (3.91%) Lotus
4 7 (3.91%) Citrix
4 7 (3.91%) Amdocs
5 6 (3.35%) Novell
6 4 (2.23%) TOWER Software
6 4 (2.23%) CA
7 3 (1.68%) Cisco
7 3 (1.68%) Symantec
8 2 (1.12%) Meridio
8 2 (1.12%) Borland
8 2 (1.12%) IBM
8 2 (1.12%) Dell
8 2 (1.12%) Informatica
8 2 (1.12%) NetApp
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