The first table below looks at the demand for Spreadsheet 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 Spreadsheet 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
Spreadsheets
Rank 65 69 71
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 8 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.74% 0.13% 0.64%
As % of the Applications category 4.32% 0.70% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 5
Average daily rate £450 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £175 £313
% change year-on-year
+71.42% -44.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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%
Spreadsheet
Berkshire

Spreadsheet
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Spreadsheet across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

Spreadsheet Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Spreadsheet
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Spreadsheet across the Reading region.

Spreadsheet Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Spreadsheet
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Spreadsheet across the Reading region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Spreadsheet Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Spreadsheet
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Spreadsheet across the Reading region.

Spreadsheet Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Spreadsheet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing Spreadsheet 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 Spreadsheet.

1 7 (36.84%) Project Management
2 6 (31.58%) Service Management
3 5 (26.32%) Publishing
3 5 (26.32%) Games
3 5 (26.32%) QA
3 5 (26.32%) Analytics
4 4 (21.05%) Xbox
4 4 (21.05%) Time Management
4 4 (21.05%) Dimensional Modelling
4 4 (21.05%) Use Case
4 4 (21.05%) Degree
4 4 (21.05%) Alias
4 4 (21.05%) Replication
4 4 (21.05%) Validation
4 4 (21.05%) Migration
4 4 (21.05%) eTOM
4 4 (21.05%) Informatica
4 4 (21.05%) Change Management
4 4 (21.05%) TickIT
4 4 (21.05%) CMMI
4 4 (21.05%) Oracle
4 4 (21.05%) Business Objects
4 4 (21.05%) SAP
4 4 (21.05%) ODBC
4 4 (21.05%) ITIL
4 4 (21.05%) Cognos
4 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
4 4 (21.05%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (21.05%) Data Modelling
4 4 (21.05%) ETL

Spreadsheet
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing Spreadsheet 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 Spreadsheet. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (21.05%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (26.32%) Publishing
1 5 (26.32%) Games
2 3 (15.79%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Administrator
1 5 (26.32%) Coordinator
1 5 (26.32%) Project Administrator
2 4 (21.05%) Architect
2 4 (21.05%) Data Architect
3 1 (5.26%) Technical Support
3 1 (5.26%) Developer
3 1 (5.26%) Project Support Administrator
3 1 (5.26%) Lead Data Architect
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Developer
3 1 (5.26%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Xbox
1 4 (21.05%) Replication
2 3 (15.79%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Project Management
2 6 (31.58%) Service Management
3 5 (26.32%) Analytics
4 4 (21.05%) Time Management
4 4 (21.05%) Dimensional Modelling
4 4 (21.05%) Use Case
4 4 (21.05%) Validation
4 4 (21.05%) Migration
4 4 (21.05%) eTOM
4 4 (21.05%) Change Management
4 4 (21.05%) CMMI
4 4 (21.05%) ITIL
4 4 (21.05%) Data Modelling
4 4 (21.05%) ETL
4 4 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (15.79%) Project Planning
5 3 (15.79%) Game Development
6 1 (5.26%) SEO
6 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
6 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) CIMA
2 1 (5.26%) ACCA
2 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) QA
2 4 (21.05%) TickIT
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Alias
1 4 (21.05%) Informatica
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle
1 4 (21.05%) Business Objects
1 4 (21.05%) SAP
1 4 (21.05%) Cognos
1 4 (21.05%) IBM
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Omniture