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 23 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 30 26 17
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -9
Contract jobs citing MS Office 9 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 3.03% 2.68% 4.60%
As % of the Applications category 29.03% 23.33% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 3
Average daily rate
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£188 £175 £153
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +14.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £155 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £175 £303
UK excluding London average daily rate £268 £245 £252
% change year-on-year
+9.48% -2.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 3
Average hourly rate £10.75 £17.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.57% +29.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £17.50 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £14.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.70 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+5.83% -2.14%
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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
31 30 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 10.44% 11.49% 11.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 6
Average daily rate £180 £175 £203
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -13.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £75 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £430 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 5
Average hourly rate £11.00 £17.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.14% +45.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £17.50 £10.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £25.00 £14.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -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 23 October 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 13 (59.09%) Microsoft
2 11 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 5 (22.73%) Windows
3 5 (22.73%) Blackberry
3 5 (22.73%) Back Office
3 5 (22.73%) Telecoms
4 4 (18.18%) Finance
4 4 (18.18%) Ethernet
4 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP
4 4 (18.18%) SAN
4 4 (18.18%) Data Protection
4 4 (18.18%) Android
4 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
4 4 (18.18%) iPad
4 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (13.64%) MS Project
5 3 (13.64%) ITIL
5 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
6 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (9.09%) Degree
6 2 (9.09%) Spanish Language
6 2 (9.09%) Change Management
6 2 (9.09%) Migration
6 2 (9.09%) Project Management
6 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
6 2 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
6 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
6 2 (9.09%) Windows XP

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 11 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (13.64%) MS Project
3 2 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Hyperion Planning
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) Ethernet
1 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP
1 4 (18.18%) SAN
2 2 (9.09%) LAN
3 1 (4.55%) UMTS
3 1 (4.55%) WAN
3 1 (4.55%) VPN
3 1 (4.55%) Internet
3 1 (4.55%) 3G
3 1 (4.55%) 2G
3 1 (4.55%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Data Mining
General
1 5 (22.73%) Back Office
1 5 (22.73%) Telecoms
2 4 (18.18%) Finance
3 2 (9.09%) Spanish Language
4 1 (4.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Analyst
1 5 (22.73%) Support Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Deskside Support
2 4 (18.18%) Coordinator
3 3 (13.64%) Project Manager
3 3 (13.64%) Service Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Programme Coordinator
4 2 (9.09%) Project Coordinator
4 2 (9.09%) Project Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (9.09%) Desktop Support
5 1 (4.55%) Trainer
5 1 (4.55%) Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Support Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (4.55%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Project Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Help Desk Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) IT Trainer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Blackberry
2 4 (18.18%) iPad
2 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.55%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Windows
2 4 (18.18%) Android
2 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
3 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
4 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) Data Protection
2 3 (13.64%) ITIL
3 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (9.09%) Change Management
3 2 (9.09%) Migration
3 2 (9.09%) Project Management
3 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.55%) BCP
4 1 (4.55%) Service Management
4 1 (4.55%) Business Continuity
4 1 (4.55%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.55%) ITSM
4 1 (4.55%) Numerical Analysis
4 1 (4.55%) Fault Management
4 1 (4.55%) Performance Management
4 1 (4.55%) Validation
4 1 (4.55%) Network Design
4 1 (4.55%) Change Control
4 1 (4.55%) Financial Analysis
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Degree
1 2 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) Hyperion
2 1 (4.55%) Lotus
2 1 (4.55%) Business Objects