The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Spreadsheets
Rank 70 81 87
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +6
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 5 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.56% 0.28% 0.74%
As % of the Applications category 3.68% 1.52% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£345 - £85
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £225 £250
% change year-on-year
+24.44% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £12.92 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-7.12% -13.86%
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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
136 198 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 15.23% 18.25% 16.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 97 62
Average daily rate £358 £325 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -12.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £140 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 17 16
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.84 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.29% +2.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.85 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.83 £17.92 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.32 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -6.45%

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
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 25 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (46.67%) Project Management
2 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (40.00%) Change Control
3 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 4 (26.67%) Remedy
4 4 (26.67%) ATM
5 3 (20.00%) MS Office
5 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
6 2 (13.33%) Finance
6 2 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (13.33%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (13.33%) Financial Modelling
7 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
7 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (6.67%) SaaS
7 1 (6.67%) Line Management
7 1 (6.67%) Data Structures
7 1 (6.67%) Legal
7 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
7 1 (6.67%) Migration
7 1 (6.67%) ERP
7 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
7 1 (6.67%) Change Management
7 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
7 1 (6.67%) Telecoms

Spreadsheet
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (20.00%) MS Office
3 2 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) ATM
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Legal
2 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Coordinator
1 4 (26.67%) Administrator
1 4 (26.67%) Project Coordinator
1 4 (26.67%) Project Support Coordinator
2 3 (20.00%) Project Administrator
2 3 (20.00%) Commercial Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Development Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Data Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Junior
3 1 (6.67%) Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Junior Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Project Management
2 6 (40.00%) Change Control
3 2 (13.33%) Financial Modelling
3 2 (13.33%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
4 1 (6.67%) ERP
4 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
4 1 (6.67%) Change Management
4 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (6.67%) Line Management
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) Remedy