The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT contracts advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 14 21 29
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +8
Contract jobs citing MS Office 17 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 6.51% 5.53% 4.15%
As % of the Applications category 37.78% 40.63% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 4
Average daily rate
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£130 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-61.48% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £115 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £400 £361
UK excluding London average daily rate £292 £225 £275
% change year-on-year
+29.88% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 2
Average hourly rate £17.22 £20.00 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.90% -8.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.44 £17.50 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.84 £21.25 £30.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.21 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-4.99% +1.50%
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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 Slough region.

Applications Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
45 32 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 17.24% 13.62% 26.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 19
Average daily rate £218 £331 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.33% -5.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £115 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.43% -2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 23
Average hourly rate £96.50 £20.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+382.50% -42.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

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

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

MS Office
Daily Rate Trend in Slough

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

MS Office Daily Rate Trend in Slough

MS Office
Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

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

MS Office Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 19 (67.86%) Microsoft
2 11 (39.29%) Windows
3 7 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 6 (21.43%) Finance
4 6 (21.43%) Windows 7
4 6 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (17.86%) Management Information System
5 5 (17.86%) Project Management
5 5 (17.86%) Windows XP
6 4 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (14.29%) ITIL
6 4 (14.29%) SQL
6 4 (14.29%) PRINCE2
6 4 (14.29%) Retail
7 3 (10.71%) Service Desk Management
7 3 (10.71%) Degree
7 3 (10.71%) French Language
7 3 (10.71%) QA
7 3 (10.71%) Document Management
7 3 (10.71%) Legal
7 3 (10.71%) MS Project
7 3 (10.71%) HP
7 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
7 3 (10.71%) Cisco
7 3 (10.71%) Mac OS X
7 3 (10.71%) EPoS
7 3 (10.71%) Internet
8 2 (7.14%) Windows CE
8 2 (7.14%) CODA

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.14%) Lync
3 1 (3.57%) IBM Notes
3 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.71%) MS Project
3 1 (3.57%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) Internet
2 2 (7.14%) MPLS
2 2 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (7.14%) LLU
2 2 (7.14%) VoIP
3 1 (3.57%) WAN
3 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.57%) VPN
3 1 (3.57%) DNS
3 1 (3.57%) Firewall
3 1 (3.57%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.57%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (3.57%) SAP BW
1 1 (3.57%) SAP BI
General
1 6 (21.43%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Retail
3 3 (10.71%) French Language
3 3 (10.71%) Legal
4 2 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.57%) Financial Institution
5 1 (3.57%) Publishing
5 1 (3.57%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Support Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) IT Support Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Coordinator
3 4 (14.29%) Support Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) IT Support
4 3 (10.71%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (10.71%) Data Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) Service Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Project Coordinator
5 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support
6 1 (3.57%) Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) Web Services
1 1 (3.57%) XML
1 1 (3.57%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (3.57%) Middleware
1 1 (3.57%) BAPI
1 1 (3.57%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (17.86%) Management Information System
3 3 (10.71%) EPoS
4 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.57%) Statistics
4 1 (3.57%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.57%) Social Media
4 1 (3.57%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 11 (39.29%) Windows
2 6 (21.43%) Windows 7
3 5 (17.86%) Windows XP
4 3 (10.71%) Mac OS X
5 2 (7.14%) Windows CE
5 2 (7.14%) Apple iOS
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Phone
6 1 (3.57%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.57%) Linux
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) Project Management
2 4 (14.29%) ITIL
2 4 (14.29%) PRINCE2
2 4 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (10.71%) Document Management
3 3 (10.71%) Service Desk Management
4 2 (7.14%) Information Management
4 2 (7.14%) Project Planning
4 2 (7.14%) Resource Management
4 2 (7.14%) Time Management
4 2 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (7.14%) Programme Management
4 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.57%) Programme Office Management
5 1 (3.57%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (3.57%) PRINCE
5 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.57%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.57%) Data Management
5 1 (3.57%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) C
3 1 (3.57%) ABAP
3 1 (3.57%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) MCP
2 1 (3.57%) MCSE
2 1 (3.57%) MCSA
2 1 (3.57%) ISEB
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) QA
System Software
1 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) ARCserve
1 1 (3.57%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 19 (67.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.71%) HP
2 3 (10.71%) Cisco
3 2 (7.14%) Business Objects
3 2 (7.14%) MicroStrategy
3 2 (7.14%) CODA
3 2 (7.14%) Sage
3 2 (7.14%) ProCurve
3 2 (7.14%) Aerohive Networks
3 2 (7.14%) Meru Networks
4 1 (3.57%) BT
4 1 (3.57%) Lotus
4 1 (3.57%) Juniper
4 1 (3.57%) SAP
4 1 (3.57%) IBM