The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for MS Excel skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Office Excel
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 17 13
Rank change year-on-year +5 -4  
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 153 186 232
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 8.37% 7.49% 7.89%
As % of the Applications category 60.96% 61.18% 55.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 92 110
Median daily rate £350 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £202 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 8
Median hourly rate £14.20 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.58 £13.80 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.98 £76.80 £62.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.93 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -9.54% +17.85%  

MS Excel is in the software application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 251 304 418
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 13.72% 12.25% 14.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 129 189
Median daily rate £298 £323 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.75% +1.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £128 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £335 £325
% change year-on-year +0.74% +3.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 25 27
Median hourly rate £14.20 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.33% -11.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £21.06 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +13.79%  

MS Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing MS Excel as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for MS Excel in Berkshire

MS Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MS Excel in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Excel in Berkshire

MS Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Excel in Berkshire over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Excel in Berkshire

MS Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Excel in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Excel in Berkshire

MS Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Excel in Berkshire over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MS Excel in Berkshire

MS Excel
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Excel within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +4 79 £400 +12.28% 12
Maidenhead +4 15 £325 +85.71% 6
Slough +10 12 £425 +39.34% 9
Bracknell +4 11 £168 -27.95% 2
Wokingham -1 3 £338 +17.39% 2
Newbury +3 2 £350 -
Windsor +5 1 £153 - 1
MS Excel
South East

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for MS Excel.

1 232 (73.42%) Microsoft
2 101 (31.96%) Telecoms
3 96 (30.38%) Project Management
4 88 (27.85%) MS Project
5 84 (26.58%) Finance
6 70 (22.15%) MS Office
7 67 (21.20%) PRINCE2
8 62 (19.62%) MS PowerPoint
9 59 (18.67%) ITIL
10 56 (17.72%) Management Information System
11 54 (17.09%) Remedy
12 50 (15.82%) ITIL V3
13 49 (15.51%) Analytical Skills
14 48 (15.19%) SQL
14 48 (15.19%) Windows
15 45 (14.24%) Degree
16 43 (13.61%) PMO
17 40 (12.66%) LTE
18 38 (12.03%) Security Cleared
19 37 (11.71%) Ericsson
20 36 (11.39%) Wi-Fi
21 34 (10.76%) SQL Server
21 34 (10.76%) VoLTE
22 30 (9.49%) Business Intelligence
23 29 (9.18%) Active Directory
23 29 (9.18%) Oracle
24 27 (8.54%) CRM
25 24 (7.59%) .NET
25 24 (7.59%) SC Cleared
25 24 (7.59%) Data Analysis

MS Excel
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 21 (6.65%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.58%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (1.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (1.27%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.27%) Skype for Business
4 3 (0.95%) CMS
5 2 (0.63%) SAS
6 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.32%) IIS
6 1 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 88 (27.85%) MS Project
2 70 (22.15%) MS Office
3 62 (19.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (5.06%) MS Visio
5 8 (2.53%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.63%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.63%) SPSS
7 1 (0.32%) Maya
Business Applications
1 13 (4.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.27%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.95%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.63%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.32%) Changepoint
5 1 (0.32%) HFM
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.32%) Primavera
5 1 (0.32%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.32%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.32%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.75%) Office 365
2 13 (4.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.58%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.63%) CallidusCloud
6 2 (0.63%) GitHub
6 2 (0.63%) IaaS
6 2 (0.63%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (12.66%) LTE
2 36 (11.39%) Wi-Fi
3 34 (10.76%) VoLTE
4 11 (3.48%) DNS
5 10 (3.16%) Firewall
5 10 (3.16%) HTTP
6 9 (2.85%) LAN
7 7 (2.22%) SMTP
7 7 (2.22%) TCP/IP
8 6 (1.90%) 3G
8 6 (1.90%) 4G
8 6 (1.90%) VPN
8 6 (1.90%) WAN
9 5 (1.58%) DWDM
9 5 (1.58%) MGW
9 5 (1.58%) Skype
9 5 (1.58%) Unified Communications
10 4 (1.27%) VoIP
11 3 (0.95%) ATM
11 3 (0.95%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (10.76%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.70%) MS Access
3 17 (5.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (4.75%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (3.48%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (2.85%) Power BI
7 8 (2.53%) Oracle Database
8 7 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (1.58%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.58%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (1.27%) MySQL
10 4 (1.27%) QlikView
10 4 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (1.27%) SQLPlus
11 1 (0.32%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.32%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.32%) Essbase
11 1 (0.32%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (2.85%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.27%) Toad
3 2 (0.63%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.63%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.63%) JMeter
3 2 (0.63%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (0.63%) Selenium
3 2 (0.63%) Subversion
4 1 (0.32%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.32%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 101 (31.96%) Telecoms
2 84 (26.58%) Finance
3 16 (5.06%) Marketing
4 15 (4.75%) Retail
5 14 (4.43%) Legal
6 7 (2.22%) Mandarin Language
7 5 (1.58%) Billing
8 4 (1.27%) French Language
9 3 (0.95%) Back Office
9 3 (0.95%) Italian Language
9 3 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.95%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.63%) Banking
10 2 (0.63%) Electronics
10 2 (0.63%) Law
11 1 (0.32%) Advertising
11 1 (0.32%) German Language
11 1 (0.32%) Local Government
11 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 64 (20.25%) Project Manager
2 60 (18.99%) Analyst
3 34 (10.76%) Voice Project Manager
4 30 (9.49%) Developer
5 26 (8.23%) Consultant
6 21 (6.65%) Coordinator
7 15 (4.75%) Administrator
8 13 (4.11%) Architect
8 13 (4.11%) Data Analyst
9 12 (3.80%) Project Coordinator
10 11 (3.48%) Network Manager
10 11 (3.48%) SQL Developer
11 10 (3.16%) Core Network Project Manager
11 10 (3.16%) Network Project Manager
12 9 (2.85%) Business Analyst
12 9 (2.85%) Windows Engineer
13 8 (2.53%) .NET Developer
13 8 (2.53%) Financial Analyst
14 7 (2.22%) SAP Analyst
15 6 (1.90%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (7.59%) .NET
2 14 (4.43%) XML
3 9 (2.85%) ASP.NET
4 8 (2.53%) Web Services
5 6 (1.90%) CSS
5 6 (1.90%) WinForms
6 5 (1.58%) .NET Framework
6 5 (1.58%) CSS3
7 4 (1.27%) HTML
7 4 (1.27%) Velocity
8 3 (0.95%) ADO.NET
8 3 (0.95%) LINQ
9 2 (0.63%) Middleware
9 2 (0.63%) XMPP
10 1 (0.32%) Entity Framework
10 1 (0.32%) Hibernate
10 1 (0.32%) jQuery
10 1 (0.32%) JSON
10 1 (0.32%) MDX
10 1 (0.32%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 56 (17.72%) Management Information System
2 49 (15.51%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (5.06%) Data Centre
4 8 (2.53%) Public Cloud
5 7 (2.22%) Driving Licence
5 7 (2.22%) Private Cloud
6 6 (1.90%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.58%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.27%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.27%) Smart Meter
9 3 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (0.95%) PMI
9 3 (0.95%) Replication
9 3 (0.95%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.63%) e-Learning
10 2 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.63%) IPTV
10 2 (0.63%) Over-the-Top Content
10 2 (0.63%) User Experience
10 2 (0.63%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 48 (15.19%) Windows
2 17 (5.38%) Linux
3 15 (4.75%) Windows Server
4 12 (3.80%) Unix
5 10 (3.16%) Windows 7
5 10 (3.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (2.22%) Windows 10
7 6 (1.90%) Android
8 4 (1.27%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.27%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.63%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.63%) Solaris
10 2 (0.63%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.63%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (30.38%) Project Management
2 67 (21.20%) PRINCE2
3 59 (18.67%) ITIL
4 50 (15.82%) ITIL V3
5 30 (9.49%) Business Intelligence
6 27 (8.54%) CRM
7 24 (7.59%) Data Analysis
8 19 (6.01%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (6.01%) Migration
9 18 (5.70%) ERP
9 18 (5.70%) ETL
9 18 (5.70%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (4.75%) Problem Management
11 13 (4.11%) Data Migration
11 13 (4.11%) Process Improvement
12 12 (3.80%) Presales
12 12 (3.80%) Programme Management
13 11 (3.48%) Time Management
14 10 (3.16%) Continuous Improvement
14 10 (3.16%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 48 (15.19%) SQL
2 13 (4.11%) C#
3 12 (3.80%) VBA
4 11 (3.48%) T-SQL
5 9 (2.85%) C
5 9 (2.85%) JavaScript
5 9 (2.85%) PL/SQL
6 7 (2.22%) VB
7 6 (1.90%) Java
8 5 (1.58%) Python
9 4 (1.27%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.95%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.63%) MATLAB
11 2 (0.63%) Perl
11 2 (0.63%) R
12 1 (0.32%) C++
Qualifications
1 45 (14.24%) Degree
2 38 (12.03%) Security Cleared
3 24 (7.59%) SC Cleared
4 11 (3.48%) PMI Certification
5 10 (3.16%) PMP
6 8 (2.53%) ACCA
6 8 (2.53%) CIMA
6 8 (2.53%) DV Cleared
6 8 (2.53%) HND
7 7 (2.22%) CCNP
7 7 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (1.90%) CCNA
9 5 (1.58%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (1.27%) DBS Check
10 4 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.95%) CCNP Voice
11 3 (0.95%) CIPD
11 3 (0.95%) MCITP
12 2 (0.63%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.63%) SCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (13.61%) PMO
2 23 (7.28%) QA
3 7 (2.22%) SLA
4 6 (1.90%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (1.27%) GAAP
6 2 (0.63%) P3O
7 1 (0.32%) GMP
System Software
1 29 (9.18%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.95%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.32%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (1.58%) SCCM
2 3 (0.95%) Ansible
2 3 (0.95%) Backup Exec
2 3 (0.95%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (0.95%) WMI
3 2 (0.63%) Amdocs OSS
3 2 (0.63%) Cisco CME
3 2 (0.63%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (0.63%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (0.63%) Nagios
3 2 (0.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 232 (73.42%) Microsoft
2 54 (17.09%) Remedy
3 37 (11.71%) Ericsson
4 29 (9.18%) Oracle
5 23 (7.28%) SAP
6 15 (4.75%) VMware
7 13 (4.11%) Citrix
8 11 (3.48%) HP
9 10 (3.16%) Tableau
10 9 (2.85%) IBM
10 9 (2.85%) Sun
11 8 (2.53%) Google
12 7 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
13 6 (1.90%) Cisco
13 6 (1.90%) Huawei
14 3 (0.95%) Ariba
14 3 (0.95%) Callidus
14 3 (0.95%) Nortel
14 3 (0.95%) Symantec
14 3 (0.95%) Veeam
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