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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 25 19 29
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +10
Contract jobs citing MS Office 12 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 3.90% 4.42% 2.09%
As % of the Applications category 33.33% 28.21% 11.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 0
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£300 £238 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.31% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £251 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.45% -8.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Average hourly rate £10.50 - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-10.34% +7.40%
MS Office
Berkshire

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
36 39 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 11.69% 15.66% 18.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 21 20
Average daily rate £300 £260 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -42.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 11
Average hourly rate £13.86 £22.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.40% -35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £19.70 £11.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.17 £22.50 £44.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -

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 3 March 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 17 (62.96%) Microsoft
2 16 (59.26%) MS Excel
3 7 (25.93%) Windows
4 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
4 5 (18.52%) Windows 7
5 4 (14.81%) QA
5 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (14.81%) Degree
5 4 (14.81%) SAN
5 4 (14.81%) Blackberry
5 4 (14.81%) SharePoint
5 4 (14.81%) Business Objects
5 4 (14.81%) MS Project
6 3 (11.11%) SQL
6 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
6 3 (11.11%) LAN
6 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (11.11%) Project Management
6 3 (11.11%) Change Control
6 3 (11.11%) Time Management
6 3 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (11.11%) Back Office
6 3 (11.11%) Finance
6 3 (11.11%) Legal
7 2 (7.41%) Information Management
7 2 (7.41%) Document Management
7 2 (7.41%) Logistics
7 2 (7.41%) Retail
7 2 (7.41%) Replication
7 2 (7.41%) Management Information System

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 4 (14.81%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.41%) IBM Notes
3 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (59.26%) MS Excel
2 4 (14.81%) MS Project
3 2 (7.41%) MS Visio
3 2 (7.41%) RoboHelp
3 2 (7.41%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) SAN
2 3 (11.11%) LAN
3 2 (7.41%) WAN
3 2 (7.41%) Ethernet
3 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
3 2 (7.41%) VPN
3 2 (7.41%) Internet
4 1 (3.70%) Firewall
4 1 (3.70%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (7.41%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (7.41%) SAP BW
3 1 (3.70%) SAP BI
3 1 (3.70%) Data Mart
3 1 (3.70%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (3.70%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (3.70%) Crystal Reports
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
1 3 (11.11%) Legal
1 3 (11.11%) Back Office
2 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.41%) Retail
2 2 (7.41%) Marketing
3 1 (3.70%) Publishing
3 1 (3.70%) Games
3 1 (3.70%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Analyst
1 6 (22.22%) Support Engineer
2 3 (11.11%) Desktop Support
2 3 (11.11%) Deskside Support
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server DBA
3 2 (7.41%) Marketing Executive
3 2 (7.41%) DBA
3 2 (7.41%) Author
3 2 (7.41%) Technical Author
3 2 (7.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) SQL DBA
3 2 (7.41%) Help Desk Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Business Objects Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) SAP Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Support Specialist
4 1 (3.70%) Service Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) Web Services
1 1 (3.70%) XML
1 1 (3.70%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (3.70%) Middleware
1 1 (3.70%) BAPI
1 1 (3.70%) SAP XI
1 1 (3.70%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Blackberry
1 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.41%) Replication
2 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.41%) iPad
3 1 (3.70%) Xbox
3 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.70%) EPoS
3 1 (3.70%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.93%) Windows
2 5 (18.52%) Windows 7
3 2 (7.41%) Android
4 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) Project Management
1 3 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (11.11%) Time Management
1 3 (11.11%) Change Control
2 2 (7.41%) Change Management
2 2 (7.41%) Data Protection
2 2 (7.41%) High Availability
2 2 (7.41%) ETL
2 2 (7.41%) Resource Management
2 2 (7.41%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (7.41%) Programme Management
2 2 (7.41%) Information Management
2 2 (7.41%) Document Management
2 2 (7.41%) Logistics
2 2 (7.41%) B2B
2 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
3 1 (3.70%) OOP
3 1 (3.70%) OO
3 1 (3.70%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) ABAP
3 1 (3.70%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) VCP4
2 1 (3.70%) ISEB
2 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) QA
System Software
1 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) ARCserve
1 1 (3.70%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 17 (62.96%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.81%) Business Objects
3 2 (7.41%) SAP
3 2 (7.41%) Lotus
3 2 (7.41%) Eloqua
4 1 (3.70%) HP
4 1 (3.70%) Juniper
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco
4 1 (3.70%) IBM