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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 21 26 18
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -8
Contract jobs citing MS Office 65 65 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 6.37% 6.37% 7.57%
As % of the Applications category 39.88% 41.14% 42.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 25 11
Average daily rate
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£295 £290 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.72% +16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £118 £75
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £495 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £255 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.84% -7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 13
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.30 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.02% -52.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £9.10 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.15 £18.90 £34.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.25 £14.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-8.62% +7.40%
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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
163 158 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 15.96% 15.48% 17.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 63 39
Average daily rate £325 £275 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -19.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £114 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 21
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.84 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.29% -47.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.10 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £19.50 £112.50
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 30 March 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 30 March 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 75 (65.79%) MS Excel
2 66 (57.89%) Microsoft
3 36 (31.58%) Windows
3 36 (31.58%) Telecoms
4 29 (25.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 29 (25.44%) Active Directory
5 26 (22.81%) Degree
6 23 (20.18%) Windows 7
7 17 (14.91%) Project Management
7 17 (14.91%) Security Cleared
8 15 (13.16%) Linux
9 14 (12.28%) SAP
10 13 (11.40%) PRINCE2
10 13 (11.40%) Analytical Skills
11 12 (10.53%) SharePoint
12 11 (9.65%) ITIL
12 11 (9.65%) Finance
12 11 (9.65%) DV Cleared
13 10 (8.77%) Migration
14 9 (7.89%) SQL
15 8 (7.02%) VBA
16 7 (6.14%) TOWER Software
16 7 (6.14%) Time Management
16 7 (6.14%) Oracle
16 7 (6.14%) UNIX
16 7 (6.14%) Windows XP
16 7 (6.14%) HP
16 7 (6.14%) SLA
16 7 (6.14%) PMP
16 7 (6.14%) PMI Certification

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 12 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.51%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.51%) CMS
3 3 (2.63%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.75%) Lync
4 2 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.88%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 75 (65.79%) MS Excel
2 29 (25.44%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (4.39%) MS Project
4 4 (3.51%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.75%) AutoCAD
5 2 (1.75%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.88%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.88%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.26%) 3G
1 6 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
1 6 (5.26%) LTE
1 6 (5.26%) Radio Access Network
2 5 (4.39%) 4G
2 5 (4.39%) VPN
3 4 (3.51%) TCP/IP
3 4 (3.51%) VoIP
4 3 (2.63%) WAN
4 3 (2.63%) Ethernet
4 3 (2.63%) ATM
4 3 (2.63%) Broadband
4 3 (2.63%) LAN
4 3 (2.63%) 3GPP
4 3 (2.63%) DSLAM
4 3 (2.63%) Firewall
4 3 (2.63%) PPP
4 3 (2.63%) xDSL
4 3 (2.63%) IPsec
5 2 (1.75%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.51%) MS Access
2 3 (2.63%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.75%) IDOL
3 2 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.75%) MySQL
4 1 (0.88%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (0.88%) OLAP
4 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.88%) DTS
Development Applications
1 3 (2.63%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (1.75%) Subversion
2 2 (1.75%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.75%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.88%) JIRA
General
1 36 (31.58%) Telecoms
2 11 (9.65%) Finance
3 6 (5.26%) Marketing
4 3 (2.63%) Electronics
5 2 (1.75%) Legal
5 2 (1.75%) Publishing
5 2 (1.75%) Games
6 1 (0.88%) Retail
6 1 (0.88%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.88%) German Language
Job Titles
1 22 (19.30%) Analyst
2 13 (11.40%) Coordinator
3 10 (8.77%) Service Analyst
3 10 (8.77%) Project Coordinator
3 10 (8.77%) Service Desk Analyst
4 8 (7.02%) Design Engineer
5 7 (6.14%) Project Manager
6 6 (5.26%) Developer
7 5 (4.39%) Administrator
7 5 (4.39%) Support Engineer
8 4 (3.51%) Project Administrator
8 4 (3.51%) Desktop Analyst
8 4 (3.51%) 1st Line Support
8 4 (3.51%) Support Analyst
8 4 (3.51%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (3.51%) Incident Manager
9 3 (2.63%) IT Support
9 3 (2.63%) Senior Project Manager
9 3 (2.63%) Junior
9 3 (2.63%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.51%) CSS
2 3 (2.63%) Web Services
2 3 (2.63%) XML
2 3 (2.63%) HTML
2 3 (2.63%) .NET
2 3 (2.63%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.75%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.75%) jQuery
3 2 (1.75%) HTML5
3 2 (1.75%) CSS3
3 2 (1.75%) FuelPHP
4 1 (0.88%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.88%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.40%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.39%) IPTV
3 3 (2.63%) PKI
3 3 (2.63%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.75%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.88%) Replication
5 1 (0.88%) NHS
5 1 (0.88%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.88%) Life Science
5 1 (0.88%) Copywriting
5 1 (0.88%) Social Media
5 1 (0.88%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.88%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 36 (31.58%) Windows
2 23 (20.18%) Windows 7
3 15 (13.16%) Linux
4 7 (6.14%) Windows XP
4 7 (6.14%) UNIX
5 5 (4.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.63%) Solaris
7 2 (1.75%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.88%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.88%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (14.91%) Project Management
2 13 (11.40%) PRINCE2
3 11 (9.65%) ITIL
4 10 (8.77%) Migration
5 7 (6.14%) Time Management
6 6 (5.26%) Programme Management
6 6 (5.26%) Workflow
6 6 (5.26%) Service Management
7 5 (4.39%) Service Delivery
7 5 (4.39%) Incident Management
7 5 (4.39%) Web Development
8 4 (3.51%) Data Entry
8 4 (3.51%) Cyber Security
9 3 (2.63%) Line Management
9 3 (2.63%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (2.63%) Document Management
9 3 (2.63%) Data Analysis
9 3 (2.63%) Change Management
9 3 (2.63%) Validation
10 2 (1.75%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.89%) SQL
2 8 (7.02%) VBA
3 4 (3.51%) VB
3 4 (3.51%) C#
4 2 (1.75%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.75%) Perl
4 2 (1.75%) PHP
5 1 (0.88%) Java
5 1 (0.88%) C
5 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (22.81%) Degree
2 17 (14.91%) Security Cleared
3 11 (9.65%) DV Cleared
4 7 (6.14%) PMP
4 7 (6.14%) PMI Certification
5 6 (5.26%) NVQ Level 3
5 6 (5.26%) SC Cleared
6 5 (4.39%) HND
6 5 (4.39%) CCNA
6 5 (4.39%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.63%) MCSE
7 3 (2.63%) CCNP
7 3 (2.63%) MCP
7 3 (2.63%) SCSA
7 3 (2.63%) Sun Certification
7 3 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.75%) CCENT
9 1 (0.88%) PgMP
9 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.14%) SLA
2 4 (3.51%) QA
3 1 (0.88%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.88%) P3O
3 1 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.88%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.88%) GCP
System Software
1 29 (25.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.88%) Terminal Services
2 1 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.88%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.88%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (2.63%) SCOM
2 2 (1.75%) SCCM
3 1 (0.88%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.88%) OpenView
3 1 (0.88%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 66 (57.89%) Microsoft
2 14 (12.28%) SAP
3 7 (6.14%) Oracle
3 7 (6.14%) HP
3 7 (6.14%) TOWER Software
4 5 (4.39%) Huawei
4 5 (4.39%) Remedy
5 4 (3.51%) CA
6 3 (2.63%) Veritas
6 3 (2.63%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.63%) Sun
7 2 (1.75%) Meridio
7 2 (1.75%) Citrix
8 1 (0.88%) BMC
8 1 (0.88%) Dell
8 1 (0.88%) EMC
8 1 (0.88%) Adobe
8 1 (0.88%) Mapinfo
8 1 (0.88%) Symantec
8 1 (0.88%) McAfee
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