The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office 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 Office over the 3 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 16 21 20
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Office 66 73 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 7.62% 7.18% 7.40%
As % of the Applications category 43.42% 43.71% 39.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 23 24
Average daily rate
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£400 £230 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+73.91% -12.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £152 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £437 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £250 £260
% change year-on-year
+14.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 6
Average hourly rate £14.25 £12.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.32% -18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £10.88 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.55 £14.57 £19.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.98 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.51% -3.57%
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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
152 167 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 17.55% 16.42% 18.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 67 77
Average daily rate £400 £285 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.35% -21.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £140 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 14 9
Average hourly rate £17.50 £12.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £9.99 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £18.55 £23.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -4.83%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Office across the Reading region.

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in Reading

MS Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Reading region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Office across the Reading region.

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing MS Office 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 Office.

1 86 (66.15%) Microsoft
2 72 (55.38%) MS Excel
3 45 (34.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 40 (30.77%) Windows
5 31 (23.85%) Project Management
6 29 (22.31%) PRINCE2
6 29 (22.31%) SharePoint
7 27 (20.77%) Degree
8 25 (19.23%) Security Cleared
9 24 (18.46%) Windows Server 2003
10 22 (16.92%) Telecoms
11 20 (15.38%) MS Visio
12 19 (14.62%) SQL Server
13 18 (13.85%) ITIL
14 17 (13.08%) MS Project
14 17 (13.08%) Workflow
14 17 (13.08%) SC Cleared
14 17 (13.08%) SharePoint Server
15 16 (12.31%) C#
15 16 (12.31%) .NET
15 16 (12.31%) ASP.NET
16 15 (11.54%) Visual Studio
16 15 (11.54%) Finance
16 15 (11.54%) Marketing
16 15 (11.54%) SQL Server 2005
17 14 (10.77%) SQL
18 13 (10.00%) T-SQL
18 13 (10.00%) SLA
18 13 (10.00%) Active Directory
19 12 (9.23%) Service Delivery

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing MS Office 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 Office. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 29 (22.31%) SharePoint
2 17 (13.08%) SharePoint Server
3 7 (5.38%) MS Exchange
4 4 (3.08%) CMS
5 3 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.54%) ArcGIS
6 2 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.77%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 72 (55.38%) MS Excel
2 45 (34.62%) MS PowerPoint
3 20 (15.38%) MS Visio
4 17 (13.08%) MS Project
5 3 (2.31%) Photoshop
5 3 (2.31%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.77%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 2 (1.54%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (1.54%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.77%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.08%) Office 365
2 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.23%) LDAP
2 6 (4.62%) Internet
3 5 (3.85%) VPN
4 4 (3.08%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.31%) DMZ
5 3 (2.31%) Radio Access Network
5 3 (2.31%) LAN
5 3 (2.31%) 3G
5 3 (2.31%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (2.31%) 2G
6 2 (1.54%) IP Telephony
6 2 (1.54%) LTE
6 2 (1.54%) DHCP
6 2 (1.54%) DNS
7 1 (0.77%) 4G
7 1 (0.77%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (14.62%) SQL Server
2 15 (11.54%) SQL Server 2005
3 12 (9.23%) OLAP
3 12 (9.23%) DTS
4 11 (8.46%) IDOL
5 1 (0.77%) MS Access
5 1 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.77%) QlikView
5 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.77%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 15 (11.54%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.54%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.77%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 22 (16.92%) Telecoms
2 15 (11.54%) Finance
2 15 (11.54%) Marketing
3 6 (4.62%) Automotive
4 4 (3.08%) Legal
4 4 (3.08%) Publishing
5 3 (2.31%) Games
5 3 (2.31%) Law
6 1 (0.77%) Retail
6 1 (0.77%) Advertising
6 1 (0.77%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (0.77%) French Language
6 1 (0.77%) German Language
6 1 (0.77%) Korean Language
6 1 (0.77%) Portuguese Language
6 1 (0.77%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 23 (17.69%) Project Manager
2 16 (12.31%) Developer
2 16 (12.31%) SharePoint Developer
3 14 (10.77%) Analyst
4 13 (10.00%) Administrator
5 9 (6.92%) Coordinator
6 8 (6.15%) Project Coordinator
6 8 (6.15%) Project Administrator
7 7 (5.38%) Technical Manager
7 7 (5.38%) Technical Project Manager
8 6 (4.62%) Graduate
9 4 (3.08%) Junior
9 4 (3.08%) Consultant
9 4 (3.08%) Senior Manager
9 4 (3.08%) Help Desk Analyst
9 4 (3.08%) 1st Line Support
9 4 (3.08%) Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (3.08%) Service Analyst
10 3 (2.31%) Senior Project Manager
10 3 (2.31%) Sales Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.31%) .NET
1 16 (12.31%) ASP.NET
2 12 (9.23%) Web Services
2 12 (9.23%) XML
2 12 (9.23%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 11 (8.46%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.54%) CSS
4 2 (1.54%) HTML
5 1 (0.77%) WCF
5 1 (0.77%) WF
5 1 (0.77%) Silverlight
5 1 (0.77%) jQuery
5 1 (0.77%) HTML5
5 1 (0.77%) XSLT
5 1 (0.77%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.08%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.31%) CMDB
3 3 (2.31%) GIS
3 3 (2.31%) User Experience
4 2 (1.54%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.54%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.77%) Open Source
5 1 (0.77%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.77%) New Media
5 1 (0.77%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.77%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.77%) Copywriting
Operating Systems
1 40 (30.77%) Windows
2 24 (18.46%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (7.69%) Windows 7
4 9 (6.92%) Windows XP
5 5 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (3.85%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.77%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.77%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.77%) Android
6 1 (0.77%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (23.85%) Project Management
2 29 (22.31%) PRINCE2
3 18 (13.85%) ITIL
4 17 (13.08%) Workflow
5 12 (9.23%) Service Delivery
5 12 (9.23%) Web Development
6 10 (7.69%) Document Management
6 10 (7.69%) Time Management
7 9 (6.92%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (5.38%) Configuration Management
8 7 (5.38%) Network Architecture
9 6 (4.62%) Performance Management
9 6 (4.62%) Performance Analysis
9 6 (4.62%) Telemarketing
10 5 (3.85%) Operations Management
10 5 (3.85%) Supplier Management
10 5 (3.85%) Data Analysis
10 5 (3.85%) Service Management
10 5 (3.85%) Cyber Security
10 5 (3.85%) Data Entry
Programming Languages
1 16 (12.31%) C#
2 14 (10.77%) SQL
3 13 (10.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.77%) ActionScript
4 1 (0.77%) PowerHouse
4 1 (0.77%) Lua
4 1 (0.77%) C++
4 1 (0.77%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.77%) C
Qualifications
1 27 (20.77%) Degree
2 25 (19.23%) Security Cleared
3 17 (13.08%) SC Cleared
4 11 (8.46%) PMP
4 11 (8.46%) PMI Certification
5 10 (7.69%) DV Cleared
6 5 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (3.85%) HND
7 4 (3.08%) MCSE
7 4 (3.08%) CCNA
7 4 (3.08%) MCP
7 4 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (3.08%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.54%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.54%) MCITP
8 2 (1.54%) CCENT
9 1 (0.77%) VCP4
9 1 (0.77%) VCAP
9 1 (0.77%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.00%) SLA
2 7 (5.38%) ISO 9001
3 5 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.54%) QA
5 1 (0.77%) COBIT
System Software
1 13 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.77%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.77%) XenApp
3 1 (0.77%) vSphere
3 1 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.77%) vCloud
3 1 (0.77%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (5.38%) SCCM
2 3 (2.31%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.77%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 86 (66.15%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.46%) Meridio
3 7 (5.38%) SAP
4 6 (4.62%) HP
5 5 (3.85%) Oracle
6 4 (3.08%) Cisco
7 3 (2.31%) Citrix
7 3 (2.31%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (2.31%) Remedy
8 2 (1.54%) VMware
8 2 (1.54%) Borland
8 2 (1.54%) Apple
8 2 (1.54%) Adobe
9 1 (0.77%) Dell
9 1 (0.77%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.77%) Lotus
9 1 (0.77%) Symantec
9 1 (0.77%) ClickSoftware Technologies
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £110.00 - £120.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Steria
Rate: Up to £220 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Symantec
Rate: Competitive plus Excellent Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago