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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 31 22 28
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +6
Contract jobs citing MS Office 38 69 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 4.56% 6.89% 5.79%
As % of the Applications category 33.33% 35.03% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 30 11
Average daily rate
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£238 £295 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.49% -9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £100 £75
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £504 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £220 £285
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -22.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 9
Average hourly rate £14.25 £19.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £11.83 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £25.00 £25.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.03 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-6.94% +3.70%
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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
114 197 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 13.69% 19.68% 13.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 94 30
Average daily rate £250 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £115 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 10
Average hourly rate £14.00 £19.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.88 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.27 £23.90 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 65 (61.32%) MS Excel
2 62 (58.49%) Microsoft
3 29 (27.36%) Windows
4 28 (26.42%) MS PowerPoint
5 27 (25.47%) Project Management
6 26 (24.53%) PRINCE2
7 24 (22.64%) Telecoms
7 24 (22.64%) Degree
8 18 (16.98%) ITIL
9 17 (16.04%) Active Directory
10 15 (14.15%) SharePoint
10 15 (14.15%) Security Cleared
11 13 (12.26%) MS Visio
11 13 (12.26%) MS Project
11 13 (12.26%) Finance
12 11 (10.38%) Time Management
12 11 (10.38%) Marketing
12 11 (10.38%) Windows 7
13 10 (9.43%) SC Cleared
13 10 (9.43%) SLA
14 9 (8.49%) SAP
14 9 (8.49%) PMP
14 9 (8.49%) PMI Certification
14 9 (8.49%) Windows Server 2003
15 8 (7.55%) Workflow
15 8 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
16 7 (6.60%) Service Delivery
16 7 (6.60%) SQL Server
16 7 (6.60%) DV Cleared
17 6 (5.66%) SharePoint Server

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 15 (14.15%) SharePoint
2 6 (5.66%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (3.77%) CMS
3 4 (3.77%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.89%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 65 (61.32%) MS Excel
2 28 (26.42%) MS PowerPoint
3 13 (12.26%) MS Visio
3 13 (12.26%) MS Project
4 3 (2.83%) Photoshop
5 2 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.94%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.94%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 2 (1.89%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.94%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.77%) Internet
2 3 (2.83%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (2.83%) LDAP
2 3 (2.83%) LAN
2 3 (2.83%) WAN
2 3 (2.83%) DHCP
3 2 (1.89%) LTE
3 2 (1.89%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.89%) VPN
3 2 (1.89%) 3G
3 2 (1.89%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.94%) 4G
4 1 (0.94%) Junos
4 1 (0.94%) Wireless
4 1 (0.94%) 2G
4 1 (0.94%) DNS
4 1 (0.94%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.60%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.77%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (2.83%) IDOL
3 3 (2.83%) OLAP
3 3 (2.83%) DTS
4 2 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.89%) MySQL
4 2 (1.89%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (0.94%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (3.77%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.89%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.89%) Subversion
3 1 (0.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.94%) JIRA
3 1 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (22.64%) Telecoms
2 13 (12.26%) Finance
3 11 (10.38%) Marketing
4 3 (2.83%) Automotive
4 3 (2.83%) Legal
4 3 (2.83%) Publishing
4 3 (2.83%) Games
5 1 (0.94%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.94%) Advertising
5 1 (0.94%) Retail
5 1 (0.94%) French Language
5 1 (0.94%) German Language
5 1 (0.94%) Portuguese Language
5 1 (0.94%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 18 (16.98%) Analyst
2 16 (15.09%) Project Manager
3 10 (9.43%) Coordinator
4 9 (8.49%) Service Analyst
4 9 (8.49%) Service Desk Analyst
5 8 (7.55%) Project Coordinator
5 8 (7.55%) Developer
6 6 (5.66%) SharePoint Developer
6 6 (5.66%) Administrator
6 6 (5.66%) 1st Line Support
6 6 (5.66%) Support Analyst
7 5 (4.72%) Junior
7 5 (4.72%) Help Desk Analyst
7 5 (4.72%) Senior Manager
7 5 (4.72%) Incident Manager
7 5 (4.72%) Help Desk Support
7 5 (4.72%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 5 (4.72%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 4 (3.77%) IT Support
8 4 (3.77%) Project Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.66%) .NET
1 6 (5.66%) ASP.NET
2 4 (3.77%) CSS
2 4 (3.77%) Web Services
2 4 (3.77%) XML
3 3 (2.83%) HTML
3 3 (2.83%) .NET Framework
3 3 (2.83%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 2 (1.89%) jQuery
4 2 (1.89%) HTML5
4 2 (1.89%) CSS3
4 2 (1.89%) FuelPHP
5 1 (0.94%) XSLT
5 1 (0.94%) WCF
5 1 (0.94%) WF
5 1 (0.94%) Silverlight
5 1 (0.94%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.77%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.89%) IPTV
3 2 (1.89%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.94%) User Experience
4 1 (0.94%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.94%) New Media
4 1 (0.94%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.94%) PDA
4 1 (0.94%) Replication
4 1 (0.94%) Copywriting
4 1 (0.94%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 29 (27.36%) Windows
2 11 (10.38%) Windows 7
3 9 (8.49%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (2.83%) Windows XP
4 3 (2.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.89%) Windows Vista
5 2 (1.89%) Linux
5 2 (1.89%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.94%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (25.47%) Project Management
2 26 (24.53%) PRINCE2
3 18 (16.98%) ITIL
4 11 (10.38%) Time Management
5 8 (7.55%) Workflow
6 7 (6.60%) Service Delivery
7 6 (5.66%) Web Development
7 6 (5.66%) Programme Management
7 6 (5.66%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (5.66%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (5.66%) Service Management
8 4 (3.77%) Data Entry
8 4 (3.77%) Performance Management
8 4 (3.77%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (3.77%) Document Management
8 4 (3.77%) Data Analysis
8 4 (3.77%) Change Control
8 4 (3.77%) Cyber Security
9 3 (2.83%) MVC
9 3 (2.83%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.66%) C#
1 6 (5.66%) SQL
2 4 (3.77%) T-SQL
3 3 (2.83%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.89%) PHP
5 1 (0.94%) Java
5 1 (0.94%) C++
5 1 (0.94%) Perl
5 1 (0.94%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (22.64%) Degree
2 15 (14.15%) Security Cleared
3 10 (9.43%) SC Cleared
4 9 (8.49%) PMP
4 9 (8.49%) PMI Certification
5 7 (6.60%) DV Cleared
6 6 (5.66%) MCP
6 6 (5.66%) MCSE
6 6 (5.66%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (5.66%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (4.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (3.77%) HND
9 3 (2.83%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (2.83%) CCNA
9 3 (2.83%) CCENT
9 3 (2.83%) NVQ Level 3
10 2 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.94%) MCSD
11 1 (0.94%) ISEB
11 1 (0.94%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.43%) SLA
2 4 (3.77%) QA
3 2 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.89%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.94%) P3O
4 1 (0.94%) Solvency II
System Software
1 17 (16.04%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.94%) Terminal Services
2 1 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.94%) XenApp
2 1 (0.94%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (1.89%) SCOM
2 1 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.94%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.94%) OpenView
2 1 (0.94%) SCCM
2 1 (0.94%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 62 (58.49%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.49%) SAP
3 5 (4.72%) Remedy
4 4 (3.77%) Oracle
4 4 (3.77%) CA
5 3 (2.83%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (2.83%) Citrix
5 3 (2.83%) HP
5 3 (2.83%) Meridio
5 3 (2.83%) TOWER Software
6 2 (1.89%) Lotus
7 1 (0.94%) Symantec
7 1 (0.94%) McAfee
7 1 (0.94%) Mapinfo
7 1 (0.94%) Ericsson
7 1 (0.94%) Informatica
7 1 (0.94%) BMC
7 1 (0.94%) Adobe
7 1 (0.94%) Dell
7 1 (0.94%) EMC