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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 13 19 14
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -5
Contract jobs citing MS Office 84 69 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 9.36% 7.00% 9.18%
As % of the Applications category 50.91% 38.98% 50.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 22 20
Average daily rate
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£275 £305 £176
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.83% +73.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £136 £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £225 £275
% change year-on-year
+28.88% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 18
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% +1.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £9.10 £9.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.20 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.21 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-4.99% +1.50%
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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
165 177 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 18.39% 17.95% 18.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 54 46
Average daily rate £350 £318 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.23% -2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £145 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £305
% change year-on-year
+7.43% -0.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 27
Average hourly rate £21.55 £15.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £9.10 £9.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.12 £18.60 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-7.93% +1.61%

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 May 2015.

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 May 2015, 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 72 (54.14%) MS Excel
2 69 (51.88%) Microsoft
3 43 (32.33%) Windows
4 36 (27.07%) Telecoms
5 35 (26.32%) MS PowerPoint
5 35 (26.32%) Active Directory
6 34 (25.56%) Windows 7
7 28 (21.05%) Degree
8 25 (18.80%) Linux
9 23 (17.29%) Finance
10 19 (14.29%) Project Management
11 16 (12.03%) Analytical Skills
12 15 (11.28%) HP
12 15 (11.28%) Migration
13 14 (10.53%) SAP
14 13 (9.77%) Windows XP
14 13 (9.77%) Security Cleared
15 12 (9.02%) UNIX
16 11 (8.27%) PRINCE2
16 11 (8.27%) SQL
17 10 (7.52%) Oracle
17 10 (7.52%) Office 365
18 9 (6.77%) Radio Access Network
18 9 (6.77%) LTE
18 9 (6.77%) DV Cleared
18 9 (6.77%) ITIL
19 8 (6.02%) VBA
19 8 (6.02%) SharePoint
19 8 (6.02%) TCP/IP
19 8 (6.02%) 3G

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 8 (6.02%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.51%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.50%) ArcGIS
5 2 (1.50%) Smallworld
5 2 (1.50%) CMS
5 2 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.50%) Lync
6 1 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 72 (54.14%) MS Excel
2 35 (26.32%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (3.76%) MS Project
4 3 (2.26%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.75%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.75%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.75%) InDesign
5 1 (0.75%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.75%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (3.01%) PeopleSoft Financials
1 4 (3.01%) HFM
2 1 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.75%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.77%) Radio Access Network
1 9 (6.77%) LTE
2 8 (6.02%) TCP/IP
2 8 (6.02%) 3G
2 8 (6.02%) 4G
3 7 (5.26%) IPsec
3 7 (5.26%) VPN
4 6 (4.51%) 3GPP
4 6 (4.51%) WAN
5 5 (3.76%) Firewall
5 5 (3.76%) VoIP
5 5 (3.76%) LAN
6 4 (3.01%) DSLAM
6 4 (3.01%) PPP
6 4 (3.01%) Ethernet
6 4 (3.01%) ATM
6 4 (3.01%) Broadband
6 4 (3.01%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (3.01%) xDSL
7 3 (2.26%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.76%) MS Access
2 4 (3.01%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.01%) Hyperion Smart View
3 3 (2.26%) MySQL
4 2 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.50%) QlikView
4 2 (1.50%) Data Mart
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (3.01%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (1.50%) JIRA
3 1 (0.75%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.75%) Selenium
3 1 (0.75%) Subversion
General
1 36 (27.07%) Telecoms
2 23 (17.29%) Finance
3 7 (5.26%) Electronics
4 6 (4.51%) Marketing
5 4 (3.01%) Legal
6 3 (2.26%) General Ledger
6 3 (2.26%) Billing
7 2 (1.50%) Retail
8 1 (0.75%) German Language
8 1 (0.75%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 34 (25.56%) Analyst
2 11 (8.27%) Service Analyst
2 11 (8.27%) Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (7.52%) Coordinator
4 8 (6.02%) Project Manager
5 7 (5.26%) Desktop Analyst
5 7 (5.26%) Design Engineer
6 6 (4.51%) Support Engineer
6 6 (4.51%) Project Coordinator
7 5 (3.76%) Test Leader
7 5 (3.76%) Financial Analyst
7 5 (3.76%) Desktop Support
7 5 (3.76%) Developer
8 4 (3.01%) Systems Analyst
8 4 (3.01%) Consultant
8 4 (3.01%) Administrator
8 4 (3.01%) Support Analyst
8 4 (3.01%) Project Administrator
9 3 (2.26%) IT Support
9 3 (2.26%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.01%) HTML
2 2 (1.50%) CSS
2 2 (1.50%) Ajax
3 1 (0.75%) CSS3
3 1 (0.75%) HTML5
3 1 (0.75%) FuelPHP
3 1 (0.75%) jQuery
3 1 (0.75%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.03%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 7 (5.26%) PKI
3 4 (3.01%) GIS
3 4 (3.01%) IPTV
4 2 (1.50%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.75%) Social Media
5 1 (0.75%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.75%) PDA
5 1 (0.75%) Social Network
5 1 (0.75%) Life Science
5 1 (0.75%) Replication
5 1 (0.75%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.75%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.75%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 43 (32.33%) Windows
2 34 (25.56%) Windows 7
3 25 (18.80%) Linux
4 13 (9.77%) Windows XP
5 12 (9.02%) UNIX
6 7 (5.26%) Windows 8
6 7 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (3.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (3.01%) Solaris
9 3 (2.26%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.50%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.75%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.75%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (14.29%) Project Management
2 15 (11.28%) Migration
3 11 (8.27%) PRINCE2
4 9 (6.77%) ITIL
5 7 (5.26%) Service Management
6 6 (4.51%) Incident Management
6 6 (4.51%) Test Scripting
7 5 (3.76%) Line Management
7 5 (3.76%) Integration Testing
7 5 (3.76%) Programme Management
7 5 (3.76%) Workflow
7 5 (3.76%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (3.01%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (3.01%) Data Migration
8 4 (3.01%) Test Strategy
8 4 (3.01%) Data Entry
8 4 (3.01%) Test Planning
8 4 (3.01%) Cyber Security
9 3 (2.26%) Data Analysis
9 3 (2.26%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.27%) SQL
2 8 (6.02%) VBA
3 7 (5.26%) VB
4 3 (2.26%) Python
4 3 (2.26%) Java
4 3 (2.26%) Perl
4 3 (2.26%) PHP
5 1 (0.75%) C
5 1 (0.75%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 28 (21.05%) Degree
2 13 (9.77%) Security Cleared
3 9 (6.77%) DV Cleared
4 7 (5.26%) ISTQB
4 7 (5.26%) ISEB
5 6 (4.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (3.76%) HND
6 5 (3.76%) CCNA
6 5 (3.76%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (3.76%) PMP
6 5 (3.76%) PMI Certification
7 4 (3.01%) Sun Certification
7 4 (3.01%) CCNP
7 4 (3.01%) SCSA
7 4 (3.01%) NVQ Level 3
8 2 (1.50%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.75%) CCENT
9 1 (0.75%) PgMP
9 1 (0.75%) MCTS
9 1 (0.75%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.02%) QA
2 5 (3.76%) SLA
3 3 (2.26%) GAAP
4 1 (0.75%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.75%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.75%) P3O
4 1 (0.75%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.75%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.75%) GCP
4 1 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 35 (26.32%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.50%) Terminal Services
2 2 (1.50%) XenApp
2 2 (1.50%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.50%) SCCM
2 1 (0.75%) SCOM
2 1 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 69 (51.88%) Microsoft
2 15 (11.28%) HP
3 14 (10.53%) SAP
4 10 (7.52%) Oracle
5 7 (5.26%) TOWER Software
5 7 (5.26%) Red Hat
6 6 (4.51%) PeopleSoft
6 6 (4.51%) Huawei
7 4 (3.01%) Veritas
7 4 (3.01%) Sun
8 3 (2.26%) Capita
8 3 (2.26%) Citrix
9 2 (1.50%) Mapinfo
9 2 (1.50%) VMware
10 1 (0.75%) Facebook
10 1 (0.75%) Twitter
10 1 (0.75%) Dell
10 1 (0.75%) Adobe
10 1 (0.75%) Cognos
10 1 (0.75%) Symantec