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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 15 22 34
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +12
Contract jobs citing MS Office 21 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 7.09% 5.24% 3.46%
As % of the Applications category 40.38% 32.50% 12.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 1
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£168 £260 £188
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.57% +38.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £245 £263
% change year-on-year
+18.36% -6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 4
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £11.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +68.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £17.40 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.22 £20.00 £26.58
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.25 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-5.35% -
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
52 40 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 17.57% 16.13% 27.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 19 21
Average daily rate £255 £340 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -24.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £308 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.69% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 30
Average hourly rate £16.11 £20.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.45% -42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £17.60 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.61 £21.00 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%

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 April 2015.

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 April 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 19 (59.38%) Microsoft
2 12 (37.50%) Windows
2 12 (37.50%) MS Excel
3 9 (28.13%) Active Directory
4 6 (18.75%) Degree
5 5 (15.63%) Windows 7
5 5 (15.63%) Finance
5 5 (15.63%) Retail
5 5 (15.63%) SQL
5 5 (15.63%) Windows XP
5 5 (15.63%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (12.50%) SharePoint
6 4 (12.50%) Project Management
6 4 (12.50%) Management Information System
6 4 (12.50%) QA
7 3 (9.38%) Time Management
7 3 (9.38%) HP
7 3 (9.38%) EPoS
7 3 (9.38%) Internet
7 3 (9.38%) Cisco
7 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
7 3 (9.38%) Business Objects
7 3 (9.38%) MS Project
7 3 (9.38%) ITIL
7 3 (9.38%) PRINCE2
7 3 (9.38%) French Language
7 3 (9.38%) Service Desk Management
8 2 (6.25%) Aerohive Networks
8 2 (6.25%) Meru Networks

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.25%) Lync
3 1 (3.13%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.13%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 12 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.38%) MS Project
3 2 (6.25%) MS Visio
3 2 (6.25%) RoboHelp
3 2 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) Internet
2 2 (6.25%) VoIP
2 2 (6.25%) SAN
2 2 (6.25%) MPLS
2 2 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (3.13%) LLU
3 1 (3.13%) Firewall
3 1 (3.13%) LAN
3 1 (3.13%) WAN
3 1 (3.13%) VPN
3 1 (3.13%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.25%) SAP BW
2 2 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.13%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (3.13%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (3.13%) Data Mart
3 1 (3.13%) SAP BI
3 1 (3.13%) Crystal Reports
General
1 5 (15.63%) Finance
1 5 (15.63%) Retail
2 3 (9.38%) French Language
3 2 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (6.25%) Legal
3 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.25%) Marketing
4 1 (3.13%) Publishing
4 1 (3.13%) Games
4 1 (3.13%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Analyst
2 6 (18.75%) Support Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) IT Support Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) IT Support
4 3 (9.38%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Data Consultant
4 3 (9.38%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (9.38%) Service Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Consultant
4 3 (9.38%) Coordinator
5 2 (6.25%) Author
5 2 (6.25%) Technical Author
5 2 (6.25%) Desktop Support
5 2 (6.25%) DBA
5 2 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) SQL DBA
5 2 (6.25%) SQL Server DBA
5 2 (6.25%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) MDX
1 1 (3.13%) BAPI
1 1 (3.13%) SAP XI
1 1 (3.13%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (3.13%) Middleware
1 1 (3.13%) Web Services
1 1 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 3 (9.38%) EPoS
4 2 (6.25%) Replication
4 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.13%) Social Media
5 1 (3.13%) Mathematics
5 1 (3.13%) Statistics
5 1 (3.13%) Blackberry
5 1 (3.13%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.13%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 12 (37.50%) Windows
2 5 (15.63%) Windows 7
2 5 (15.63%) Windows XP
3 2 (6.25%) Apple iOS
3 2 (6.25%) Windows Phone
3 2 (6.25%) Mac OS X
3 2 (6.25%) Windows CE
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Vista
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.63%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (12.50%) Project Management
3 3 (9.38%) Time Management
3 3 (9.38%) ITIL
3 3 (9.38%) PRINCE2
3 3 (9.38%) Service Desk Management
4 2 (6.25%) High Availability
4 2 (6.25%) Change Control
4 2 (6.25%) B2B
4 2 (6.25%) ETL
4 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (6.25%) Programme Management
4 2 (6.25%) Information Management
4 2 (6.25%) Document Management
4 2 (6.25%) Logistics
4 2 (6.25%) Resource Management
5 1 (3.13%) Test Scripting
5 1 (3.13%) Data Entry
5 1 (3.13%) Budget Control
5 1 (3.13%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.63%) SQL
2 2 (6.25%) ABAP
2 2 (6.25%) C
3 1 (3.13%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) ISEB
2 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 9 (28.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Backup Exec
1 1 (3.13%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 19 (59.38%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.38%) HP
2 3 (9.38%) Cisco
2 3 (9.38%) Business Objects
3 2 (6.25%) Aerohive Networks
3 2 (6.25%) Meru Networks
3 2 (6.25%) Eloqua
3 2 (6.25%) SAP
3 2 (6.25%) MicroStrategy
3 2 (6.25%) CODA
3 2 (6.25%) Sage
3 2 (6.25%) ProCurve
4 1 (3.13%) Juniper
4 1 (3.13%) Lotus
4 1 (3.13%) IBM