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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 19 33 25
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -8
Contract jobs citing MS Office 68 66 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 7.91% 6.10% 6.18%
As % of the Applications category 50.75% 33.50% 36.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 18 24
Average daily rate
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£325 £265 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.64% +2.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £150 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £250 £250
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 8
Average hourly rate £15.25 £12.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.15 £10.30 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.28 £17.50 £22.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.28 £13.60 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -2.85%
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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
134 197 222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 15.58% 18.21% 16.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 98 65
Average daily rate £365 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £140 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 17 13
Average hourly rate £18.00 £13.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.55 £9.10 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.83 £17.82 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+8.48% -6.45%

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 21 October 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Office across the Reading region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

MS Office Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 76 (60.32%) Microsoft
2 69 (54.76%) MS Excel
3 41 (32.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 36 (28.57%) Windows
5 29 (23.02%) Project Management
6 26 (20.63%) Telecoms
6 26 (20.63%) PRINCE2
6 26 (20.63%) Degree
7 24 (19.05%) Security Cleared
8 23 (18.25%) SharePoint
9 22 (17.46%) MS Visio
9 22 (17.46%) ITIL
10 17 (13.49%) Windows Server 2003
10 17 (13.49%) SC Cleared
11 15 (11.90%) SQL Server
11 15 (11.90%) MS Project
12 13 (10.32%) Active Directory
12 13 (10.32%) Workflow
12 13 (10.32%) Finance
12 13 (10.32%) SharePoint Server
12 13 (10.32%) Marketing
13 12 (9.52%) Time Management
13 12 (9.52%) Service Delivery
13 12 (9.52%) C#
13 12 (9.52%) .NET
13 12 (9.52%) ASP.NET
14 11 (8.73%) Visual Studio
14 11 (8.73%) PMP
14 11 (8.73%) PMI Certification
14 11 (8.73%) SLA

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 23 (18.25%) SharePoint
2 13 (10.32%) SharePoint Server
3 7 (5.56%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.38%) CMS
5 2 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.79%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 69 (54.76%) MS Excel
2 41 (32.54%) MS PowerPoint
3 22 (17.46%) MS Visio
4 15 (11.90%) MS Project
5 3 (2.38%) Photoshop
5 3 (2.38%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.59%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (1.59%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (1.59%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.97%) Office 365
2 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.35%) LDAP
2 7 (5.56%) Internet
3 4 (3.17%) 3G
3 4 (3.17%) VPN
3 4 (3.17%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (2.38%) DMZ
4 3 (2.38%) LTE
4 3 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (2.38%) 2G
4 3 (2.38%) LAN
4 3 (2.38%) DHCP
4 3 (2.38%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.59%) 4G
6 1 (0.79%) DNS
6 1 (0.79%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.79%) WAN
6 1 (0.79%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.90%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.73%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (6.35%) OLAP
3 8 (6.35%) DTS
3 8 (6.35%) IDOL
4 2 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.59%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (0.79%) MS Access
5 1 (0.79%) QlikView
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (8.73%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.79%) Axure RP
General
1 26 (20.63%) Telecoms
2 13 (10.32%) Finance
2 13 (10.32%) Marketing
3 4 (3.17%) Legal
4 3 (2.38%) Publishing
4 3 (2.38%) Automotive
4 3 (2.38%) Law
5 2 (1.59%) Games
6 1 (0.79%) Retail
6 1 (0.79%) Advertising
6 1 (0.79%) French Language
6 1 (0.79%) German Language
6 1 (0.79%) Korean Language
6 1 (0.79%) Portuguese Language
6 1 (0.79%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 22 (17.46%) Project Manager
2 17 (13.49%) Analyst
3 12 (9.52%) Developer
3 12 (9.52%) Administrator
3 12 (9.52%) SharePoint Developer
4 8 (6.35%) Coordinator
5 7 (5.56%) Service Analyst
5 7 (5.56%) Help Desk Analyst
5 7 (5.56%) 1st Line Support
5 7 (5.56%) Project Coordinator
5 7 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
5 7 (5.56%) Project Administrator
6 6 (4.76%) Technical Manager
6 6 (4.76%) Support Analyst
6 6 (4.76%) Graduate
6 6 (4.76%) Technical Project Manager
6 6 (4.76%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 5 (3.97%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 5 (3.97%) Help Desk Support
8 4 (3.17%) Junior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.52%) .NET
1 12 (9.52%) ASP.NET
2 10 (7.94%) Web Services
3 9 (7.14%) XML
4 8 (6.35%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 8 (6.35%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.79%) WCF
5 1 (0.79%) WF
5 1 (0.79%) Silverlight
5 1 (0.79%) XSLT
5 1 (0.79%) CSS
5 1 (0.79%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.17%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.38%) CMDB
3 3 (2.38%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.59%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.59%) Copywriting
4 2 (1.59%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (1.59%) User Experience
5 1 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.79%) Open Source
5 1 (0.79%) New Media
5 1 (0.79%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.79%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 36 (28.57%) Windows
2 17 (13.49%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (7.14%) Windows 7
4 6 (4.76%) Windows XP
4 6 (4.76%) Windows 8
5 5 (3.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.79%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.79%) Android
7 1 (0.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (23.02%) Project Management
2 26 (20.63%) PRINCE2
3 22 (17.46%) ITIL
4 13 (10.32%) Workflow
5 12 (9.52%) Service Delivery
5 12 (9.52%) Time Management
6 9 (7.14%) Web Development
6 9 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (5.56%) Document Management
8 6 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (4.76%) Service Management
8 6 (4.76%) Network Architecture
9 5 (3.97%) Change Control
9 5 (3.97%) Configuration Management
9 5 (3.97%) Data Analysis
9 5 (3.97%) Supplier Management
10 4 (3.17%) Telemarketing
10 4 (3.17%) Change Management
10 4 (3.17%) Cyber Security
10 4 (3.17%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.52%) C#
2 10 (7.94%) SQL
3 9 (7.14%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.79%) VBA
4 1 (0.79%) PowerHouse
4 1 (0.79%) C++
4 1 (0.79%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.79%) Perl
4 1 (0.79%) C
Qualifications
1 26 (20.63%) Degree
2 24 (19.05%) Security Cleared
3 17 (13.49%) SC Cleared
4 11 (8.73%) PMP
4 11 (8.73%) PMI Certification
5 9 (7.14%) DV Cleared
6 8 (6.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (6.35%) MCP
6 8 (6.35%) MCSE
7 5 (3.97%) CCNA
7 5 (3.97%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (3.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (3.17%) HND
9 3 (2.38%) CCENT
10 2 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (1.59%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (1.59%) MCITP
11 1 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.79%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.73%) SLA
2 6 (4.76%) ISO 9001
3 5 (3.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.59%) QA
5 1 (0.79%) COBIT
System Software
1 13 (10.32%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.59%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.59%) XenApp
4 1 (0.79%) vSphere
4 1 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.79%) vCloud
4 1 (0.79%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.79%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (4.76%) SCCM
2 3 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.79%) SCOM
3 1 (0.79%) OpenView
3 1 (0.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.79%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.79%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 76 (60.32%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.35%) Meridio
3 7 (5.56%) HP
4 6 (4.76%) SAP
5 4 (3.17%) Oracle
5 4 (3.17%) Citrix
6 3 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (2.38%) Remedy
6 3 (2.38%) VMware
6 3 (2.38%) Cisco
6 3 (2.38%) Adobe
7 1 (0.79%) Dell
7 1 (0.79%) EMC
7 1 (0.79%) Business Objects
7 1 (0.79%) Symantec
7 1 (0.79%) BMC
7 1 (0.79%) Lotus
7 1 (0.79%) Apple
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