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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 12 8 19
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +11
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 74 109 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 8.83% 10.83% 7.90%
As % of the Applications category 63.79% 56.48% 57.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 57 25
Average daily rate
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£250 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £115 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £460 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Average hourly rate £11.50 £19.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.47% +24.59%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -9.37%
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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
116 193 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 13.84% 19.18% 13.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 93 33
Average daily rate £250 £344 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £115 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 12
Average hourly rate £14.00 £19.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £16.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.27 £25.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.13
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -0.82%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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.

1 121 (75.63%) Microsoft
2 65 (40.63%) MS Office
3 44 (27.50%) Telecoms
4 37 (23.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 36 (22.50%) Windows
6 34 (21.25%) PRINCE2
6 34 (21.25%) Active Directory
7 32 (20.00%) Project Management
8 29 (18.13%) Degree
9 28 (17.50%) ITIL
10 25 (15.63%) MS Project
11 23 (14.38%) SQL
12 19 (11.88%) .NET
12 19 (11.88%) SLA
12 19 (11.88%) Security Cleared
13 18 (11.25%) Analytical Skills
14 17 (10.63%) Finance
15 16 (10.00%) SharePoint
16 14 (8.75%) C#
16 14 (8.75%) Windows 7
17 13 (8.13%) MS Exchange
18 12 (7.50%) MS Visio
19 11 (6.88%) SQL Server
19 11 (6.88%) MVC
19 11 (6.88%) Agile Software Development
19 11 (6.88%) Data Entry
20 10 (6.25%) 2G
20 10 (6.25%) Management Information System
20 10 (6.25%) Service Delivery
20 10 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 16 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 13 (8.13%) MS Exchange
3 8 (5.00%) SharePoint Server
4 7 (4.38%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (3.75%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (3.13%) IBM Notes
6 5 (3.13%) CMS
6 5 (3.13%) Lync
7 4 (2.50%) Office Communications Server
7 4 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (2.50%) IIS
7 4 (2.50%) GroupWise
8 3 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.25%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.63%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.63%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 65 (40.63%) MS Office
2 37 (23.13%) MS PowerPoint
3 25 (15.63%) MS Project
4 12 (7.50%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.25%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.63%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 7 (4.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.50%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.25%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (5.00%) PaaS
2 2 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.25%) Office 365
3 1 (0.63%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.25%) 2G
1 10 (6.25%) 3G
2 8 (5.00%) Radio Access Network
3 7 (4.38%) ATM
3 7 (4.38%) SDH
4 6 (3.75%) Ethernet
4 6 (3.75%) WAN
5 5 (3.13%) DNS
6 4 (2.50%) IMAP
6 4 (2.50%) LTE
6 4 (2.50%) LAN
6 4 (2.50%) Internet
6 4 (2.50%) SAN
6 4 (2.50%) POP3
6 4 (2.50%) SMTP
7 3 (1.88%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (1.88%) Firewall
8 2 (1.25%) 4G
8 2 (1.25%) LDAP
8 2 (1.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.88%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.88%) OLAP
4 3 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.25%) QlikView
5 2 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.25%) IBM InfoSphere
5 2 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.25%) IDOL
5 2 (1.25%) MySQL
5 2 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.25%) DTS
5 2 (1.25%) MS Access
5 2 (1.25%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.63%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 6 (3.75%) MSTest
2 4 (2.50%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.25%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.25%) StarTeam
3 2 (1.25%) Subversion
3 2 (1.25%) MSI
4 1 (0.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.63%) JIRA
General
1 44 (27.50%) Telecoms
2 17 (10.63%) Finance
3 9 (5.63%) Marketing
4 3 (1.88%) Automotive
4 3 (1.88%) Retail
4 3 (1.88%) Billing
5 2 (1.25%) Legal
5 2 (1.25%) Games
5 2 (1.25%) Publishing
6 1 (0.63%) Advertising
6 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.63%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (11.88%) Coordinator
2 17 (10.63%) Developer
3 16 (10.00%) Analyst
4 13 (8.13%) Project Manager
4 13 (8.13%) Project Coordinator
5 9 (5.63%) Administrator
6 8 (5.00%) Service Desk Team Leader
6 8 (5.00%) Team Leader
6 8 (5.00%) Architect
7 7 (4.38%) Field Engineer
7 7 (4.38%) Telecoms Project Manager
8 6 (3.75%) Project Administrator
8 6 (3.75%) C++ Developer
9 5 (3.13%) Junior
9 5 (3.13%) Incident Manager
9 5 (3.13%) Break Fix Engineer
10 4 (2.50%) IT Support
10 4 (2.50%) Exchange Engineer
10 4 (2.50%) SharePoint Developer
10 4 (2.50%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (11.88%) .NET
2 9 (5.63%) XML
2 9 (5.63%) .NET Framework
3 8 (5.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 8 (5.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
3 8 (5.00%) Unity DI Container
3 8 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 7 (4.38%) CSS
5 6 (3.75%) ASP.NET
5 6 (3.75%) HTML
6 4 (2.50%) jQuery
6 4 (2.50%) Application Packaging
6 4 (2.50%) Web Services
7 2 (1.25%) WPF
7 2 (1.25%) HTML5
7 2 (1.25%) FuelPHP
7 2 (1.25%) CSS3
7 2 (1.25%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 2 (1.25%) MFC
7 2 (1.25%) ActiveX
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.25%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 8 (5.00%) Inversion of Control
4 6 (3.75%) Clustering
5 4 (2.50%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.25%) IPTV
7 1 (0.63%) PMI
7 1 (0.63%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.63%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.63%) Replication
7 1 (0.63%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.63%) PDA
7 1 (0.63%) New Media
7 1 (0.63%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.63%) User Experience
7 1 (0.63%) Open Source
7 1 (0.63%) Blog
7 1 (0.63%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 36 (22.50%) Windows
2 14 (8.75%) Windows 7
3 10 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (5.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.50%) Windows 8
5 4 (2.50%) UNIX
5 4 (2.50%) Linux
6 3 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.25%) Windows Vista
7 2 (1.25%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.63%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (21.25%) PRINCE2
2 32 (20.00%) Project Management
3 28 (17.50%) ITIL
4 11 (6.88%) MVC
4 11 (6.88%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (6.88%) Data Entry
5 10 (6.25%) Service Delivery
6 9 (5.63%) Service Management
6 9 (5.63%) Time Management
7 8 (5.00%) CRM
8 7 (4.38%) Programme Management
8 7 (4.38%) Workflow
8 7 (4.38%) Dependency Injection
9 6 (3.75%) Customer Engagement
9 6 (3.75%) Migration
9 6 (3.75%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (3.13%) Change Control
10 5 (3.13%) Performance Management
10 5 (3.13%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 23 (14.38%) SQL
2 14 (8.75%) C#
3 7 (4.38%) C++
4 6 (3.75%) VC++
5 5 (3.13%) JavaScript
5 5 (3.13%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.88%) Java
6 3 (1.88%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.88%) VBScript
6 3 (1.88%) VB
7 2 (1.25%) C
7 2 (1.25%) Perl
7 2 (1.25%) PHP
8 1 (0.63%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.63%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 29 (18.13%) Degree
2 19 (11.88%) Security Cleared
3 8 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.00%) DV Cleared
3 8 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (3.75%) MCTS
4 6 (3.75%) HND
4 6 (3.75%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (3.13%) PMI Certification
5 5 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 5 (3.13%) CCNA
5 5 (3.13%) MCITP
6 4 (2.50%) PMP
7 3 (1.88%) NVQ Level 3
7 3 (1.88%) CCENT
8 2 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (1.25%) HNC
8 2 (1.25%) MCSE
8 2 (1.25%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (11.88%) SLA
2 5 (3.13%) QA
3 1 (0.63%) P3O
3 1 (0.63%) Solvency II
System Software
1 34 (21.25%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.38%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.88%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.63%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.63%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (3.75%) SCCM
2 3 (1.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (1.88%) SCOM
3 2 (1.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.63%) MOM
4 1 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.63%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (0.63%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 121 (75.63%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.63%) SAP
3 8 (5.00%) Amdocs
3 8 (5.00%) Oracle
4 5 (3.13%) Remedy
4 5 (3.13%) Lotus
4 5 (3.13%) VMware
5 4 (2.50%) Novell
5 4 (2.50%) Citrix
5 4 (2.50%) CA
6 2 (1.25%) Sitecore
6 2 (1.25%) Huawei
6 2 (1.25%) Meridio
6 2 (1.25%) TOWER Software
6 2 (1.25%) Borland
6 2 (1.25%) HP
7 1 (0.63%) Ericsson
7 1 (0.63%) Informatica
7 1 (0.63%) BMC
7 1 (0.63%) Adobe
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