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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 15 21 12
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -9
Contract jobs citing MS Office 67 62 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 7.99% 6.71% 9.11%
As % of the Applications category 47.86% 36.90% 55.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 20 26
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £186
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +114.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £109 £282 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £478 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £260 £275
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 23
Average hourly rate £14.75 £14.25 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.50% -20.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.88 £9.10 £8.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.75 £30.50
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
140 168 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 16.69% 18.18% 16.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 58 42
Average daily rate £350 £400 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +40.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £275 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £575 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 14 24
Average hourly rate £21.55 £16.50 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.60% -16.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £9.10 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.12 £19.20 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -

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 3 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 3 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 (55.88%) Microsoft
2 73 (53.68%) MS Excel
3 46 (33.82%) Windows
4 37 (27.21%) Windows 7
5 36 (26.47%) Active Directory
5 36 (26.47%) Telecoms
5 36 (26.47%) MS PowerPoint
6 26 (19.12%) Linux
6 26 (19.12%) Degree
7 24 (17.65%) Finance
8 18 (13.24%) Migration
8 18 (13.24%) Analytical Skills
9 17 (12.50%) Project Management
10 15 (11.03%) SQL
10 15 (11.03%) SAP
10 15 (11.03%) HP
11 14 (10.29%) UNIX
11 14 (10.29%) Security Cleared
11 14 (10.29%) Office 365
12 13 (9.56%) Oracle
12 13 (9.56%) Windows XP
13 11 (8.09%) DV Cleared
14 10 (7.35%) Service Management
15 9 (6.62%) Firewall
15 9 (6.62%) TCP/IP
15 9 (6.62%) SharePoint
15 9 (6.62%) Radio Access Network
15 9 (6.62%) Windows 8
16 8 (5.88%) 4G
16 8 (5.88%) LTE

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 9 (6.62%) SharePoint
2 7 (5.15%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.47%) Lync
4 2 (1.47%) ArcGIS
4 2 (1.47%) Smallworld
4 2 (1.47%) CMS
4 2 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 73 (53.68%) MS Excel
2 36 (26.47%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (3.68%) MS Project
4 3 (2.21%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.74%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.74%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.74%) InDesign
5 1 (0.74%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.74%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 5 (3.68%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 4 (2.94%) HFM
3 1 (0.74%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.62%) TCP/IP
1 9 (6.62%) Firewall
1 9 (6.62%) Radio Access Network
2 8 (5.88%) 4G
2 8 (5.88%) LTE
2 8 (5.88%) 3G
2 8 (5.88%) VoIP
3 7 (5.15%) WAN
3 7 (5.15%) VPN
3 7 (5.15%) IPsec
4 6 (4.41%) PPP
4 6 (4.41%) DSLAM
4 6 (4.41%) xDSL
4 6 (4.41%) 3GPP
4 6 (4.41%) Ethernet
4 6 (4.41%) ATM
4 6 (4.41%) Broadband
5 5 (3.68%) LAN
6 4 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (2.21%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.68%) MS Access
2 4 (2.94%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.94%) Hyperion Smart View
3 2 (1.47%) MySQL
3 2 (1.47%) QlikView
3 2 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.47%) Data Mart
3 2 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (4.41%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.74%) JIRA
2 1 (0.74%) Selenium
General
1 36 (26.47%) Telecoms
2 24 (17.65%) Finance
3 7 (5.15%) Electronics
4 5 (3.68%) Marketing
5 4 (2.94%) Billing
6 3 (2.21%) General Ledger
6 3 (2.21%) Legal
7 2 (1.47%) Retail
7 2 (1.47%) German Language
8 1 (0.74%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.74%) French Language
8 1 (0.74%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 32 (23.53%) Analyst
2 11 (8.09%) Service Analyst
3 10 (7.35%) Coordinator
3 10 (7.35%) Service Desk Analyst
4 8 (5.88%) Support Engineer
5 7 (5.15%) Design Engineer
5 7 (5.15%) Project Manager
5 7 (5.15%) Desktop Analyst
6 6 (4.41%) Desktop Engineer
6 6 (4.41%) Consultant
6 6 (4.41%) Project Coordinator
6 6 (4.41%) Financial Analyst
7 5 (3.68%) Test Leader
7 5 (3.68%) Systems Analyst
7 5 (3.68%) Desktop Support
8 4 (2.94%) Developer
8 4 (2.94%) Support Analyst
9 3 (2.21%) Technical Support
9 3 (2.21%) 1st Line Support
9 3 (2.21%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.21%) HTML
2 2 (1.47%) Ajax
3 1 (0.74%) CSS
3 1 (0.74%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.24%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.15%) PKI
2 7 (5.15%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.94%) GIS
3 4 (2.94%) IPTV
3 4 (2.94%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.21%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.47%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.74%) PMI
6 1 (0.74%) NHS
6 1 (0.74%) Life Science
6 1 (0.74%) Social Network
6 1 (0.74%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.74%) FMCG
6 1 (0.74%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 46 (33.82%) Windows
2 37 (27.21%) Windows 7
3 26 (19.12%) Linux
4 14 (10.29%) UNIX
5 13 (9.56%) Windows XP
6 9 (6.62%) Windows 8
7 7 (5.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (5.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (4.41%) Solaris
9 5 (3.68%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (2.94%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (2.21%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (13.24%) Migration
2 17 (12.50%) Project Management
3 10 (7.35%) Service Management
4 8 (5.88%) ITIL
4 8 (5.88%) PRINCE2
5 6 (4.41%) Incident Management
5 6 (4.41%) Test Scripting
6 5 (3.68%) Integration Testing
6 5 (3.68%) Data Migration
6 5 (3.68%) Line Management
6 5 (3.68%) System Integration Testing
6 5 (3.68%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (3.68%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (2.94%) Workflow
7 4 (2.94%) Validation
7 4 (2.94%) Test Planning
7 4 (2.94%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 4 (2.94%) Test Strategy
8 3 (2.21%) Data Entry
8 3 (2.21%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 15 (11.03%) SQL
2 8 (5.88%) VBA
3 7 (5.15%) VB
4 3 (2.21%) Python
4 3 (2.21%) Perl
5 2 (1.47%) PHP
5 2 (1.47%) Java
6 1 (0.74%) C
Qualifications
1 26 (19.12%) Degree
2 14 (10.29%) Security Cleared
3 11 (8.09%) DV Cleared
4 8 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (5.15%) CCNA
6 6 (4.41%) ISEB
6 6 (4.41%) CCNP
6 6 (4.41%) Sun Certification
6 6 (4.41%) PMI Certification
6 6 (4.41%) SCSA
6 6 (4.41%) ISTQB
6 6 (4.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (3.68%) PMP
8 4 (2.94%) HND
8 4 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (2.94%) NVQ Level 3
9 3 (2.21%) MCTS
10 1 (0.74%) MCITP
10 1 (0.74%) CCENT
10 1 (0.74%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.41%) QA
2 3 (2.21%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.21%) GAAP
3 2 (1.47%) SLA
4 1 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.74%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.74%) GCP
4 1 (0.74%) PMBOK
System Software
1 36 (26.47%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.47%) Terminal Services
2 2 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.47%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.47%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (2.94%) SCCM
2 1 (0.74%) SCOM
Vendors
1 76 (55.88%) Microsoft
2 15 (11.03%) HP
2 15 (11.03%) SAP
3 13 (9.56%) Oracle
4 8 (5.88%) PeopleSoft
5 7 (5.15%) Red Hat
5 7 (5.15%) TOWER Software
5 7 (5.15%) Huawei
6 6 (4.41%) Sun
6 6 (4.41%) Veritas
7 3 (2.21%) Capita
8 2 (1.47%) Mapinfo
8 2 (1.47%) VMware
8 2 (1.47%) Citrix
9 1 (0.74%) Informatica
9 1 (0.74%) Adobe
9 1 (0.74%) Cognos
9 1 (0.74%) Cisco
9 1 (0.74%) Facebook
9 1 (0.74%) Twitter
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