Period
to 26 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Microsoft Excel skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Excel over the 6 months to 26 April 2018 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 Excel
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 26 30
Rank change year-on-year -10 +4 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 185 228 263
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 4.61% 5.96% 5.29%
As % of the Applications category 42.53% 47.20% 45.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 85 119
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £330 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.21% +10.00% -1.64%
10th Percentile £175 £158 £132
90th Percentile £538 £473 £442
South East median daily rate £339 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +2.58% +1.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 31
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.35 £15.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.87% +14.81% -12.90%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £10.71
90th Percentile £35.60 £33.50 £18.75
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £15.70 £13.65
% change year-on-year +5.10% +15.02% -5.86%

Microsoft Excel is in the Software Applications category. The following 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.

All Software Application Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 435 483 580
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 10.83% 12.62% 11.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 176 238
Berkshire median daily rate £375 £325 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +0.78% +11.21%
10th Percentile £154 £165 £143
90th Percentile £521 £463 £450
South East median daily rate £360 £345 £325
% change year-on-year +4.35% +6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 60 67
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £12.25 £12.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.45% -4.30% -17.42%
10th Percentile £11.25 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £43.90 £30.00 £20.83
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% - +3.45%

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Microsoft Excel as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Excel in Berkshire

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Excel in Berkshire

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in Berkshire over the 6 months to 26 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in Berkshire

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Excel in Berkshire

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in Berkshire over the 6 months to 26 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in Berkshire

Microsoft 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 Microsoft Excel within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 26 April 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -12 61 £400 +23.08% 25
Maidenhead -9 18 £275 -26.67% 5
Newbury -8 12 £400 -
Wokingham +6 11 £285 -12.31% 1
Slough 0 11 £525 +23.53% 4
Bracknell -11 11 £175 -12.50% 4
Windsor +2 2 - - 1
Microsoft Excel
South East

For the 6 months to 26 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Excel also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Excel.

1 90 (48.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 80 (43.24%) Telecoms
3 70 (37.84%) Microsoft
4 61 (32.97%) Finance
5 55 (29.73%) Microsoft Office
6 51 (27.57%) Analytical Skills
7 40 (21.62%) Project Management
8 33 (17.84%) MS Visio
8 33 (17.84%) Agile Software Development
8 33 (17.84%) Degree
9 31 (16.76%) SQL
10 27 (14.59%) Microsoft Project
11 26 (14.05%) Self-Motivation
12 24 (12.97%) PMO
13 23 (12.43%) Mandarin Language
14 21 (11.35%) Problem-Solving
15 20 (10.81%) Tableau
15 20 (10.81%) Workflow
16 19 (10.27%) PRINCE2
16 19 (10.27%) Project Planning
16 19 (10.27%) Customer-Centricity
17 18 (9.73%) Business Intelligence
18 17 (9.19%) SharePoint
18 17 (9.19%) Cloud Computing
18 17 (9.19%) Data Analysis
19 15 (8.11%) Management Information System
20 14 (7.57%) Migration
21 13 (7.03%) ITIL
21 13 (7.03%) SAP
21 13 (7.03%) PMI

Microsoft 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 17 (9.19%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.78%) MS Project Server
3 2 (1.08%) CMS
4 1 (0.54%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 90 (48.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 55 (29.73%) Microsoft Office
3 33 (17.84%) MS Visio
4 27 (14.59%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (5.95%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (1.62%) Acrobat
6 3 (1.62%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (1.08%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (1.08%) InDesign
7 2 (1.08%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (2.16%) SAP SD
2 3 (1.62%) SAP CO
2 3 (1.62%) SAP FI
2 3 (1.62%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (1.62%) SessionCam
3 2 (1.08%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.54%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.54%) Maximo
4 1 (0.54%) Primavera
4 1 (0.54%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.54%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 17 (9.19%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.62%) Google Analytics
2 3 (1.62%) Office 365
3 1 (0.54%) IaaS
3 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.54%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.95%) 3G
2 10 (5.41%) Radio Access Network
2 10 (5.41%) VoLTE
3 6 (3.24%) 4G
4 5 (2.70%) VoWiFi
5 4 (2.16%) 5G
5 4 (2.16%) Ethernet
5 4 (2.16%) Wireless
6 2 (1.08%) LTE
7 1 (0.54%) 2G
7 1 (0.54%) DNS
7 1 (0.54%) FCAPS
7 1 (0.54%) HSRP
7 1 (0.54%) IKE
7 1 (0.54%) Internet
7 1 (0.54%) IPsec
7 1 (0.54%) MPLS
7 1 (0.54%) Skype
7 1 (0.54%) SNMP
7 1 (0.54%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.32%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.78%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (3.24%) Power BI
4 5 (2.70%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 4 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.16%) GIS
6 3 (1.62%) MS Access
7 2 (1.08%) Big Data
8 1 (0.54%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.08%) JIRA
1 2 (1.08%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.54%) JMeter
2 1 (0.54%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.54%) Toad
General
1 80 (43.24%) Telecoms
2 61 (32.97%) Finance
3 23 (12.43%) Mandarin Language
4 12 (6.49%) Legal
5 10 (5.41%) Billing
6 8 (4.32%) Marketing
7 6 (3.24%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (2.70%) Retail
9 4 (2.16%) French Language
9 4 (2.16%) German Language
10 3 (1.62%) Advertising
10 3 (1.62%) Banking
10 3 (1.62%) Digital Economy
11 2 (1.08%) Czech Language
11 2 (1.08%) Electronics
11 2 (1.08%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.54%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.54%) Law
12 1 (0.54%) Portuguese Language
12 1 (0.54%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 34 (18.38%) Analyst
2 18 (9.73%) Coordinator
3 16 (8.65%) Consultant
4 15 (8.11%) Project Coordinator
5 13 (7.03%) Project Assistant
6 12 (6.49%) Administrator
7 10 (5.41%) Commercial Consultant
7 10 (5.41%) Project Manager
7 10 (5.41%) Report Analyst
8 9 (4.86%) Network Specialist
8 9 (4.86%) Performance Specialist
9 8 (4.32%) Developer
9 8 (4.32%) Project Planner
9 8 (4.32%) Transformation Consultant
10 7 (3.78%) IT Consultant
11 6 (3.24%) Excel Analyst
11 6 (3.24%) Financial Analyst
11 6 (3.24%) PMO Analyst
12 5 (2.70%) Senior PMO
12 5 (2.70%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.70%) EDI
2 2 (1.08%) Apache Flex
2 2 (1.08%) HTML
3 1 (0.54%) .NET
3 1 (0.54%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.54%) CSS
3 1 (0.54%) HTML5
3 1 (0.54%) Meteor
3 1 (0.54%) Node.js
3 1 (0.54%) PhoneGap
3 1 (0.54%) React
3 1 (0.54%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 51 (27.57%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (14.05%) Self-Motivation
3 15 (8.11%) Management Information System
4 13 (7.03%) PMI
5 12 (6.49%) Data Centre
6 11 (5.95%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.70%) e-Learning
7 5 (2.70%) User Experience
8 4 (2.16%) Learning Management System
9 3 (1.62%) Virtual Team
10 2 (1.08%) Handset
10 2 (1.08%) Replication
10 2 (1.08%) Social Media
11 1 (0.54%) Analytical Mindset
11 1 (0.54%) Clustering
11 1 (0.54%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.54%) Digital TV
11 1 (0.54%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.54%) PKI
11 1 (0.54%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.08%) Windows
2 1 (0.54%) Linux
2 1 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (0.54%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (21.62%) Project Management
2 33 (17.84%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (11.35%) Problem-Solving
4 20 (10.81%) Workflow
5 19 (10.27%) Customer-Centricity
5 19 (10.27%) PRINCE2
5 19 (10.27%) Project Planning
6 18 (9.73%) Business Intelligence
7 17 (9.19%) Data Analysis
8 14 (7.57%) Migration
9 13 (7.03%) ITIL
10 12 (6.49%) ERP
11 11 (5.95%) Data Visualisation
11 11 (5.95%) Visualisation
12 10 (5.41%) Analytics
12 10 (5.41%) Dependency Management
13 9 (4.86%) Coaching
13 9 (4.86%) Network Architecture
14 8 (4.32%) Portfolio Management
14 8 (4.32%) Procure-to-Pay
Programming Languages
1 31 (16.76%) SQL
2 6 (3.24%) VBA
3 4 (2.16%) VB
4 3 (1.62%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.54%) PHP
Qualifications
1 33 (17.84%) Degree
2 13 (7.03%) PMI Certification
3 8 (4.32%) Security Cleared
4 6 (3.24%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.70%) PMP
6 4 (2.16%) SAP Certification
7 3 (1.62%) ACCA
7 3 (1.62%) CIMA
7 3 (1.62%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (1.08%) APMP
8 2 (1.08%) CIPD
8 2 (1.08%) ISEB
8 2 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.54%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (12.97%) PMO
2 3 (1.62%) GDPR
2 3 (1.62%) GxP
2 3 (1.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (1.62%) SLA
3 2 (1.08%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.08%) QA
4 1 (0.54%) IFRS
System Software
1 1 (0.54%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (2.70%) HP ALM
2 3 (1.62%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.54%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (0.54%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.54%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 70 (37.84%) Microsoft
2 20 (10.81%) Tableau
3 13 (7.03%) SAP
4 8 (4.32%) Adobe
5 7 (3.78%) Google
5 7 (3.78%) MicroStrategy
6 6 (3.24%) HP
6 6 (3.24%) IFS
6 6 (3.24%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (2.70%) Oracle
8 4 (2.16%) Mapinfo
9 2 (1.08%) Hyperion
9 2 (1.08%) IBM
9 2 (1.08%) Maxymiser
9 2 (1.08%) Optimizely
9 2 (1.08%) Remedy
10 1 (0.54%) 3PAR
10 1 (0.54%) Infoblox
10 1 (0.54%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.54%) Splunk