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 24 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 23 21 18
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs citing MS Office 12 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 3.90% 4.56% 3.54%
As % of the Applications category 44.44% 29.73% 38.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 3
Average daily rate
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£230 £220 £120
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% +83.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £163 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £271 £296
UK excluding London average daily rate £267 £200 £275
% change year-on-year
+33.37% -27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.93 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-0.53% +3.70%
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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
27 37 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 8.77% 15.35% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 21 11
Average daily rate £325 £260 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -42.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 £19.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +28.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.70
% change year-on-year
- -4.45%

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
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 24 December 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 24 December 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 14 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 14 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (38.10%) Windows
3 5 (23.81%) SAN
3 5 (23.81%) Windows 7
4 4 (19.05%) Back Office
4 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
4 4 (19.05%) Blackberry
5 3 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (14.29%) Ethernet
5 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
5 3 (14.29%) Business Objects
5 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
5 3 (14.29%) Degree
5 3 (14.29%) Data Protection
5 3 (14.29%) Android
5 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (14.29%) iPad
5 3 (14.29%) ITIL
6 2 (9.52%) High Availability
6 2 (9.52%) Change Control
6 2 (9.52%) Eloqua
6 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
6 2 (9.52%) Marketing
6 2 (9.52%) Retail
6 2 (9.52%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (9.52%) Logistics
6 2 (9.52%) Change Management
6 2 (9.52%) MS Project

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.76%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 14 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.52%) MS Visio
2 2 (9.52%) MS Project
2 2 (9.52%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (4.76%) RoboHelp
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) SAN
2 3 (14.29%) Ethernet
2 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 2 (9.52%) LAN
4 1 (4.76%) WAN
4 1 (4.76%) Internet
4 1 (4.76%) Firewall
4 1 (4.76%) VPN
4 1 (4.76%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (9.52%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (9.52%) SAP BW
3 1 (4.76%) SAP BI
3 1 (4.76%) Data Mart
3 1 (4.76%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (4.76%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (4.76%) Crystal Reports
General
1 4 (19.05%) Back Office
2 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 2 (9.52%) Retail
3 2 (9.52%) Marketing
4 1 (4.76%) Financial Institution
4 1 (4.76%) Finance
4 1 (4.76%) Legal
4 1 (4.76%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Support Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Deskside Support
3 3 (14.29%) Service Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (9.52%) SQL Server DBA
4 2 (9.52%) DBA
4 2 (9.52%) Desktop Support
4 2 (9.52%) SQL DBA
4 2 (9.52%) Marketing Executive
5 1 (4.76%) Designer
5 1 (4.76%) Support Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Business Objects Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) SAP Developer
5 1 (4.76%) SAP BW Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Service Management Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Web Services
1 1 (4.76%) XML
1 1 (4.76%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (4.76%) Middleware
1 1 (4.76%) BAPI
1 1 (4.76%) SAP XI
1 1 (4.76%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Blackberry
2 3 (14.29%) iPad
2 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
3 2 (9.52%) Replication
4 1 (4.76%) Statistics
4 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.76%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Windows
2 5 (23.81%) Windows 7
3 3 (14.29%) Android
4 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Vista
5 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (14.29%) ITIL
1 3 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (14.29%) Data Protection
2 2 (9.52%) High Availability
2 2 (9.52%) Change Control
2 2 (9.52%) ETL
2 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (9.52%) B2B
2 2 (9.52%) Logistics
2 2 (9.52%) Change Management
3 1 (4.76%) Business Analysis
3 1 (4.76%) Time Management
3 1 (4.76%) BCP
3 1 (4.76%) Service Management
3 1 (4.76%) OOP
3 1 (4.76%) OO
3 1 (4.76%) Data Modelling
3 1 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (4.76%) Logical Data Model
3 1 (4.76%) Physical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
1 2 (9.52%) ABAP
2 1 (4.76%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) ARCserve
1 1 (4.76%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 14 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) Business Objects
3 2 (9.52%) SAP
3 2 (9.52%) Eloqua
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco
4 1 (4.76%) IBM
4 1 (4.76%) HP
4 1 (4.76%) Juniper
4 1 (4.76%) Lotus