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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 16 21 12
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -9
Contract jobs citing MS Office 68 59 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 7.33% 6.55% 8.92%
As % of the Applications category 48.23% 39.60% 58.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 20 28
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.75% +110.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £299 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £478 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £278 £270
% change year-on-year
+3.78% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 23
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +34.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
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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
141 149 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 15.19% 16.54% 15.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 54 41
Average daily rate £350 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £275 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 14 25
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.29 £11.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.67% +49.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £14.25 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.90 £19.00 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 76 (55.07%) Microsoft
2 75 (54.35%) MS Excel
3 48 (34.78%) Windows
4 40 (28.99%) Windows 7
5 37 (26.81%) MS PowerPoint
6 35 (25.36%) Telecoms
7 34 (24.64%) Active Directory
8 26 (18.84%) Linux
9 25 (18.12%) Project Management
10 24 (17.39%) Finance
11 22 (15.94%) Degree
12 21 (15.22%) Analytical Skills
13 20 (14.49%) Migration
14 17 (12.32%) SQL
14 17 (12.32%) Security Cleared
15 15 (10.87%) HP
15 15 (10.87%) Windows XP
16 14 (10.14%) UNIX
16 14 (10.14%) Office 365
17 13 (9.42%) DV Cleared
17 13 (9.42%) PRINCE2
18 12 (8.70%) Radio Access Network
19 11 (7.97%) Oracle
19 11 (7.97%) SAP
19 11 (7.97%) TCP/IP
19 11 (7.97%) Firewall
20 10 (7.25%) ITIL
20 10 (7.25%) 4G
21 9 (6.52%) Windows 8
21 9 (6.52%) VoIP

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (5.80%) SharePoint
2 7 (5.07%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.17%) Smallworld
5 2 (1.45%) ArcGIS
5 2 (1.45%) Lync
6 1 (0.72%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.72%) CMS
6 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 75 (54.35%) MS Excel
2 37 (26.81%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (3.62%) MS Visio
3 5 (3.62%) MS Project
4 4 (2.90%) Maya
5 1 (0.72%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.72%) InDesign
5 1 (0.72%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.72%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.72%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (3.62%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 4 (2.90%) HFM
3 1 (0.72%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.70%) Radio Access Network
2 11 (7.97%) TCP/IP
2 11 (7.97%) Firewall
3 10 (7.25%) 4G
4 9 (6.52%) 3G
4 9 (6.52%) VoIP
5 8 (5.80%) LTE
6 7 (5.07%) IPsec
6 7 (5.07%) VPN
7 6 (4.35%) PPP
7 6 (4.35%) 3GPP
7 6 (4.35%) ATM
7 6 (4.35%) Broadband
7 6 (4.35%) WAN
7 6 (4.35%) Ethernet
7 6 (4.35%) xDSL
7 6 (4.35%) DSLAM
8 4 (2.90%) LAN
9 3 (2.17%) DHCP
9 3 (2.17%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.62%) MS Access
2 4 (2.90%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.90%) Hyperion Smart View
3 2 (1.45%) MySQL
3 2 (1.45%) QlikView
3 2 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.45%) Data Mart
3 2 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (4.35%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.72%) JIRA
2 1 (0.72%) Selenium
General
1 35 (25.36%) Telecoms
2 24 (17.39%) Finance
3 7 (5.07%) Electronics
4 5 (3.62%) Marketing
5 4 (2.90%) Billing
6 3 (2.17%) General Ledger
7 2 (1.45%) Retail
7 2 (1.45%) Legal
7 2 (1.45%) German Language
8 1 (0.72%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.72%) French Language
8 1 (0.72%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 32 (23.19%) Analyst
2 11 (7.97%) Project Manager
3 10 (7.25%) Service Analyst
4 9 (6.52%) Service Desk Analyst
5 8 (5.80%) Coordinator
6 7 (5.07%) Desktop Support
6 7 (5.07%) Support Engineer
6 7 (5.07%) Desktop Engineer
6 7 (5.07%) Desktop Analyst
7 6 (4.35%) Consultant
7 6 (4.35%) Financial Analyst
8 5 (3.62%) Test Leader
8 5 (3.62%) Systems Analyst
8 5 (3.62%) Project Coordinator
9 4 (2.90%) Developer
9 4 (2.90%) Support Analyst
9 4 (2.90%) Design Engineer
10 3 (2.17%) 2nd Line Support
10 3 (2.17%) Technical Support
10 3 (2.17%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.17%) HTML
2 2 (1.45%) Ajax
3 1 (0.72%) CSS
3 1 (0.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.22%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.07%) PKI
2 7 (5.07%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.62%) GIS
4 5 (3.62%) Client/Server
4 5 (3.62%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.90%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.17%) IPTV
7 2 (1.45%) Social Media
8 1 (0.72%) PMI
8 1 (0.72%) NHS
8 1 (0.72%) Social Network
8 1 (0.72%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.72%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 48 (34.78%) Windows
2 40 (28.99%) Windows 7
3 26 (18.84%) Linux
4 15 (10.87%) Windows XP
5 14 (10.14%) UNIX
6 9 (6.52%) Windows 8
7 8 (5.80%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (5.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (4.35%) Windows 2000 Server
9 6 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (4.35%) Solaris
10 5 (3.62%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (18.12%) Project Management
2 20 (14.49%) Migration
3 13 (9.42%) PRINCE2
4 10 (7.25%) ITIL
5 9 (6.52%) Service Management
6 6 (4.35%) Validation
6 6 (4.35%) Data Migration
6 6 (4.35%) Test Scripting
7 5 (3.62%) Line Management
7 5 (3.62%) System Integration Testing
7 5 (3.62%) Integration Testing
7 5 (3.62%) Incident Management
7 5 (3.62%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (2.90%) Workflow
8 4 (2.90%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (2.90%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (2.90%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 4 (2.90%) Test Planning
8 4 (2.90%) Change Control
8 4 (2.90%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 17 (12.32%) SQL
2 8 (5.80%) VBA
3 7 (5.07%) VB
4 3 (2.17%) Python
4 3 (2.17%) Perl
5 2 (1.45%) PHP
5 2 (1.45%) Java
6 1 (0.72%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (15.94%) Degree
2 17 (12.32%) Security Cleared
3 13 (9.42%) DV Cleared
4 9 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (5.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (5.07%) CCNA
5 7 (5.07%) PMI Certification
6 6 (4.35%) SCSA
6 6 (4.35%) ISEB
6 6 (4.35%) Sun Certification
6 6 (4.35%) PMP
6 6 (4.35%) CCNP
6 6 (4.35%) ISTQB
6 6 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (3.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 5 (3.62%) MCTS
8 3 (2.17%) NVQ Level 3
9 2 (1.45%) MCITP
9 2 (1.45%) MCDST
9 2 (1.45%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.35%) QA
2 5 (3.62%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.17%) GAAP
4 2 (1.45%) SLA
5 1 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.72%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.72%) GCP
5 1 (0.72%) PMBOK
System Software
1 34 (24.64%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.45%) Terminal Services
2 2 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.45%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (4.35%) SCCM
2 1 (0.72%) SCOM
Vendors
1 76 (55.07%) Microsoft
2 15 (10.87%) HP
3 11 (7.97%) Oracle
3 11 (7.97%) SAP
4 9 (6.52%) Huawei
5 8 (5.80%) PeopleSoft
6 7 (5.07%) Red Hat
7 6 (4.35%) Veritas
7 6 (4.35%) Sun
8 4 (2.90%) Ericsson
8 4 (2.90%) Nokia
8 4 (2.90%) Remedy
8 4 (2.90%) TOWER Software
8 4 (2.90%) Amdocs
9 3 (2.17%) Capita
10 2 (1.45%) VMware
10 2 (1.45%) Citrix
10 2 (1.45%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.45%) Mapinfo
10 2 (1.45%) Cisco
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