The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the Reading region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 20 13 22
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +9
Contract jobs citing MS Office 71 69 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 6.61% 8.94% 5.41%
As % of the Applications category 38.38% 48.59% 36.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 13 18
Average daily rate £275 £325 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -21.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £81 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £419 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £269 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.06% -2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 19 17
Average hourly rate £9.10 £28.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.50% +154.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.44%
Applications Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
185 142 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 17.23% 18.39% 14.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 42 61
Average daily rate £288 £325 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £178 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £685 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.99% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 28 24
Average hourly rate £9.10 £28.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.50% +143.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%
MS Office
Berkshire

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 80 (58.39%) MS Excel
2 77 (56.20%) Microsoft
3 40 (29.20%) Windows
4 35 (25.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 31 (22.63%) Project Management
6 30 (21.90%) Finance
7 26 (18.98%) Telecoms
8 22 (16.06%) Active Directory
9 21 (15.33%) Degree
9 21 (15.33%) Windows 7
10 18 (13.14%) Workflow
10 18 (13.14%) PRINCE2
11 17 (12.41%) SharePoint
12 16 (11.68%) MS Project
12 16 (11.68%) ITIL
12 16 (11.68%) Windows Server 2003
13 14 (10.22%) Security Cleared
14 13 (9.49%) Marketing
15 12 (8.76%) SQL
15 12 (8.76%) MS Visio
16 11 (8.03%) Windows XP
16 11 (8.03%) SLA
16 11 (8.03%) TCP/IP
16 11 (8.03%) VPN
16 11 (8.03%) C#
16 11 (8.03%) SQL Server
16 11 (8.03%) Visual Studio
17 10 (7.30%) .NET
17 10 (7.30%) Citrix
17 10 (7.30%) Content Management

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 17 (12.41%) SharePoint
2 9 (6.57%) SharePoint Server
3 7 (5.11%) CMS
4 5 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (3.65%) MS Exchange
5 4 (2.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (2.92%) ArcGIS
6 3 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.19%) MS Project Server
6 3 (2.19%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.46%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.73%) eRoom
8 1 (0.73%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.73%) Lync
8 1 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 80 (58.39%) MS Excel
2 35 (25.55%) MS PowerPoint
3 16 (11.68%) MS Project
4 12 (8.76%) MS Visio
5 5 (3.65%) Photoshop
6 2 (1.46%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.73%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.73%) SAP IS-U
1 1 (0.73%) SAP SRM
1 1 (0.73%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.73%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.03%) TCP/IP
1 11 (8.03%) VPN
2 8 (5.84%) Internet
3 7 (5.11%) LDAP
4 5 (3.65%) WAN
5 4 (2.92%) Ethernet
5 4 (2.92%) FTP
6 3 (2.19%) SSH
6 3 (2.19%) IP Telephony
6 3 (2.19%) Firewall
6 3 (2.19%) 2G
6 3 (2.19%) 3G
6 3 (2.19%) HTTP
6 3 (2.19%) SMTP
6 3 (2.19%) LAN
6 3 (2.19%) VoIP
6 3 (2.19%) LTE
7 2 (1.46%) SSL
7 2 (1.46%) Wireless
8 1 (0.73%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.03%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.57%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (5.84%) OLAP
3 8 (5.84%) DTS
4 6 (4.38%) IDOL
5 2 (1.46%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.46%) MS Access
6 1 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.73%) DB2
6 1 (0.73%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.73%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (8.03%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.73%) JIRA
2 1 (0.73%) Maven
2 1 (0.73%) StarTeam
2 1 (0.73%) ClearQuest
2 1 (0.73%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.73%) Ant
2 1 (0.73%) Jenkins
General
1 30 (21.90%) Finance
2 26 (18.98%) Telecoms
3 13 (9.49%) Marketing
4 8 (5.84%) Publishing
4 8 (5.84%) Games
5 4 (2.92%) Mandarin Language
6 3 (2.19%) Banking
6 3 (2.19%) Retail
6 3 (2.19%) Automotive
7 2 (1.46%) Law
8 1 (0.73%) Billing
8 1 (0.73%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.73%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 13 (9.49%) Analyst
2 12 (8.76%) Developer
3 10 (7.30%) Desktop Support
3 10 (7.30%) Project Manager
3 10 (7.30%) SharePoint Developer
4 8 (5.84%) Coordinator
4 8 (5.84%) Project Coordinator
5 7 (5.11%) Trainer
5 7 (5.11%) Programme Manager
5 7 (5.11%) Support Engineer
5 7 (5.11%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (4.38%) Administrator
6 6 (4.38%) Architect
6 6 (4.38%) Services Delivery Manager
6 6 (4.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 6 (4.38%) IT Trainer
6 6 (4.38%) Service Manager
6 6 (4.38%) Desktop Engineer
6 6 (4.38%) Delivery Manager
7 5 (3.65%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.30%) .NET
2 9 (6.57%) ASP.NET
3 8 (5.84%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 6 (4.38%) HTML
5 5 (3.65%) .NET Framework
5 5 (3.65%) CSS
5 5 (3.65%) Web Services
5 5 (3.65%) XML
5 5 (3.65%) HTML5
6 2 (1.46%) jQuery
7 1 (0.73%) CGI
7 1 (0.73%) COM
7 1 (0.73%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.11%) Management Information System
2 5 (3.65%) GIS
2 5 (3.65%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (3.65%) Learning Management System
3 3 (2.19%) E-Learning
3 3 (2.19%) PMI
3 3 (2.19%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.46%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (1.46%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.46%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.46%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.73%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.73%) Statistics
5 1 (0.73%) MPEG
5 1 (0.73%) FMCG
5 1 (0.73%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 40 (29.20%) Windows
2 21 (15.33%) Windows 7
3 16 (11.68%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (8.03%) Windows XP
5 9 (6.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.19%) UNIX
7 2 (1.46%) Linux
7 2 (1.46%) AIX
7 2 (1.46%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.73%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.73%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (22.63%) Project Management
2 18 (13.14%) Workflow
2 18 (13.14%) PRINCE2
3 16 (11.68%) ITIL
4 10 (7.30%) Content Management
5 9 (6.57%) Change Management
6 8 (5.84%) Service Delivery
7 7 (5.11%) Telemarketing
7 7 (5.11%) Web Development
7 7 (5.11%) Incident Management
7 7 (5.11%) Document Management
7 7 (5.11%) Performance Management
7 7 (5.11%) Performance Analysis
8 6 (4.38%) CRM
8 6 (4.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (4.38%) Fault Management
9 5 (3.65%) Risk Management
9 5 (3.65%) Cyber Security
9 5 (3.65%) Data Entry
10 4 (2.92%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.76%) SQL
2 11 (8.03%) C#
3 8 (5.84%) T-SQL
4 3 (2.19%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.46%) C
6 1 (0.73%) Lua
6 1 (0.73%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.73%) Perl
6 1 (0.73%) VBScript
6 1 (0.73%) VB
6 1 (0.73%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.73%) ActionScript
6 1 (0.73%) VBA
6 1 (0.73%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 21 (15.33%) Degree
2 14 (10.22%) Security Cleared
3 8 (5.84%) SC Cleared
4 6 (4.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 5 (3.65%) PMP
5 5 (3.65%) PMI Certification
5 5 (3.65%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (3.65%) HND
6 4 (2.92%) ISEB
7 3 (2.19%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.19%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (1.46%) CCDP
8 2 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.46%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 1 (0.73%) JNCIA
9 1 (0.73%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.73%) CCNP
9 1 (0.73%) CCNA
9 1 (0.73%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.03%) SLA
2 3 (2.19%) QA
2 3 (2.19%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 22 (16.06%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.73%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 1 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (4.38%) SCCM
2 2 (1.46%) SCOM
2 2 (1.46%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.73%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.73%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.73%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 77 (56.20%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.30%) Citrix
3 8 (5.84%) SAP
4 7 (5.11%) Oracle
5 6 (4.38%) Cisco
5 6 (4.38%) Meridio
6 4 (2.92%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (2.19%) Apple
7 3 (2.19%) Lotus
8 2 (1.46%) IBM
8 2 (1.46%) HP
8 2 (1.46%) Remedy
9 1 (0.73%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.73%) FrontRange
9 1 (0.73%) Huawei
9 1 (0.73%) VMware
9 1 (0.73%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.73%) Royalblue
9 1 (0.73%) Borland
9 1 (0.73%) CA
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