The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Slough 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
Microsoft Office
Rank 18 31 21
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -10
Contract jobs citing MS Office 13 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 5.22% 3.24% 3.75%
As % of the Applications category 31.71% 12.00% 25.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 1
Average daily rate £260 - £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £269 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.06% -2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 £11.88 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.42% -18.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.44%
Applications Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
41 75 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 16.47% 26.98% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 20 20
Average daily rate £340 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.99% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 27 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 £35.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +141.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.60 £12.75 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £43.75 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%
MS Office
Berkshire

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

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

MS Office Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 April 2014, 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 20 (74.07%) Windows
2 19 (70.37%) Microsoft
3 15 (55.56%) Windows 7
4 9 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 7 (25.93%) LAN
5 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
5 7 (25.93%) VPN
5 7 (25.93%) Office 365
5 7 (25.93%) Windows 8
5 7 (25.93%) Wireless
5 7 (25.93%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (22.22%) WAN
6 6 (22.22%) Cisco
6 6 (22.22%) Windows XP
7 5 (18.52%) HP
7 5 (18.52%) Blackberry
7 5 (18.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (18.52%) VMware
7 5 (18.52%) MobileIron
7 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (14.81%) SCCM
8 4 (14.81%) Citrix
9 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
9 3 (11.11%) Dell
9 3 (11.11%) SLA
9 3 (11.11%) MS Visio
9 3 (11.11%) SQL
9 3 (11.11%) Business Analysis
9 3 (11.11%) QA
9 3 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 5 (18.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (7.41%) Lync
2 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.70%) IBM Notes
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 7 (25.93%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (11.11%) MS Visio
4 2 (7.41%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (3.70%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.93%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.93%) LAN
1 7 (25.93%) VPN
1 7 (25.93%) Wireless
2 6 (22.22%) WAN
3 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
3 2 (7.41%) DNS
3 2 (7.41%) Firewall
4 1 (3.70%) DMZ
4 1 (3.70%) SAN
4 1 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.70%) DHCP
4 1 (3.70%) VoIP
4 1 (3.70%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MSI
General
1 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.41%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.70%) Publishing
3 1 (3.70%) French Language
3 1 (3.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (48.15%) Analyst
2 6 (22.22%) Desktop Support
3 5 (18.52%) Support Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Desktop Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Support Manager
4 4 (14.81%) Service Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Business Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
5 3 (11.11%) Customer Support Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Administrator
6 2 (7.41%) Support Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Coordinator
7 1 (3.70%) IT Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (3.70%) Systems Support
7 1 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (3.70%) Support Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.70%) Mathematics
2 1 (3.70%) Statistics
2 1 (3.70%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 20 (74.07%) Windows
2 15 (55.56%) Windows 7
3 7 (25.93%) Windows 8
4 6 (22.22%) Windows XP
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (7.41%) Linux
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.70%) SUSE
6 1 (3.70%) Solaris
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Vista
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (11.11%) Business Analysis
1 3 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (7.41%) Change Control
3 1 (3.70%) Configuration Management
3 1 (3.70%) Project Management
3 1 (3.70%) Quality Management
3 1 (3.70%) Migration
3 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (3.70%) Data Modelling
3 1 (3.70%) ITIL
3 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
3 1 (3.70%) Resource Management
3 1 (3.70%) Operations Research
3 1 (3.70%) Project Planning
3 1 (3.70%) Information Management
3 1 (3.70%) Document Management
3 1 (3.70%) Risk Management
3 1 (3.70%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (3.70%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (3.70%) ISEB
1 1 (3.70%) CCNP
1 1 (3.70%) CCNA
1 1 (3.70%) Degree
1 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
1 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) SLA
1 3 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
2 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (3.70%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) SCCM
2 2 (7.41%) WSUS
2 2 (7.41%) Tivoli
3 1 (3.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (3.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 19 (70.37%) Microsoft
2 6 (22.22%) Cisco
3 5 (18.52%) HP
3 5 (18.52%) VMware
3 5 (18.52%) MobileIron
4 4 (14.81%) Citrix
5 3 (11.11%) Dell
6 2 (7.41%) IBM
6 2 (7.41%) Apple
7 1 (3.70%) Avaya
7 1 (3.70%) Hitachi
7 1 (3.70%) NetApp
7 1 (3.70%) Lotus
7 1 (3.70%) Sun
7 1 (3.70%) SAP
7 1 (3.70%) Google
7 1 (3.70%) Teradata