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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 28 26 22
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Contract jobs citing MS Office 9 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 3.23% 3.47% 4.05%
As % of the Applications category 29.03% 30.00% 28.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Average daily rate
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£275 £175 £214
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -18.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £281 £250 £260
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 £17.50 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.14% +37.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £17.50 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £17.50 £13.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
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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 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 11.11% 11.58% 14.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 8
Average daily rate £180 £175 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -22.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 4
Average hourly rate £11.00 £17.50 £11.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.14% +56.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.50 £10.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.40 £17.50 £13.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.63 £15.38
% change year-on-year
+2.52% -4.84%

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 September 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 12 (54.55%) MS Excel
1 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 6 (27.27%) Windows
3 5 (22.73%) Blackberry
3 5 (22.73%) Back Office
3 5 (22.73%) Windows 7
4 4 (18.18%) iPad
4 4 (18.18%) Telecoms
4 4 (18.18%) Finance
4 4 (18.18%) Data Protection
4 4 (18.18%) Android
4 4 (18.18%) Ethernet
4 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP
4 4 (18.18%) SAN
5 3 (13.64%) Windows XP
5 3 (13.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
6 2 (9.09%) Migration
6 2 (9.09%) Degree
6 2 (9.09%) Spanish Language
6 2 (9.09%) Project Management
6 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
6 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
6 2 (9.09%) MS Project
6 2 (9.09%) ITIL
6 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
6 2 (9.09%) LAN
7 1 (4.55%) UMTS

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 12 (54.55%) MS Excel
2 3 (13.64%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (9.09%) MS Project
4 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
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
2 4 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 4 (18.18%) Finance
3 2 (9.09%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Analyst
1 5 (22.73%) Support Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Coordinator
2 4 (18.18%) Deskside Support
3 3 (13.64%) Desktop Support
3 3 (13.64%) Project Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Service Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (9.09%) Project Coordinator
4 2 (9.09%) Project Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) Programme Coordinator
5 1 (4.55%) PMO Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) PMO Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Data Centre Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Project Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Help Desk Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Data Centre Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Desktop Support Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Blackberry
2 4 (18.18%) iPad
3 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.55%) Smart Meter
5 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Windows
2 5 (22.73%) Windows 7
3 4 (18.18%) Android
4 3 (13.64%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) Data Protection
2 2 (9.09%) ITIL
2 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
2 2 (9.09%) Project Management
2 2 (9.09%) Migration
2 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (4.55%) Network Design
3 1 (4.55%) Business Analysis
3 1 (4.55%) Numerical Analysis
3 1 (4.55%) Fault Management
3 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (4.55%) Performance Management
3 1 (4.55%) Change Management
3 1 (4.55%) Validation
3 1 (4.55%) Financial Analysis
3 1 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (4.55%) Coaching
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) Hyperion
2 1 (4.55%) Lotus