Period
to 16 July 2019

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 16 July 2019 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
16 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 29 35 22
Rank change year-on-year +6 -13 +16
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 228 198 257
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 5.36% 4.97% 6.86%
As % of the Applications category 50.33% 42.76% 53.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 77 84
Berkshire median daily rate £283 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.67% +15.38% +8.33%
10th Percentile £133 £174 £123
90th Percentile £488 £538 £475
South East median daily rate £333 £365 £325
% change year-on-year -8.90% +12.31% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 19
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.35 £25.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.60% +61.29% -
10th Percentile £13.05 £12.10 £11.20
90th Percentile £44.85 £40.40 £28.70
South East median hourly rate £15.26 £14.22 £15.50
% change year-on-year +7.32% -8.29% -3.13%

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 453 463 480
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 10.64% 11.63% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 194 159
Berkshire median daily rate £383 £375 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% +20.97% -6.06%
10th Percentile £156 £140 £130
90th Percentile £500 £500 £488
South East median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 33 71
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +34.62% -7.14%
10th Percentile £13.05 £11.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £83.75 £41.85 £19.00
South East median hourly rate £16.62 £17.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -2.26% +13.33% -3.23%

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 16 July 2019.

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 16 July 2019.

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 16 July 2019. 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 -2 73 £266 -33.44% 17
Bracknell -6 21 £175 -33.96% 2
Slough 0 17 £191 -63.62% 5
Maidenhead +11 16 £416 +66.50% 3
Newbury +1 13 £140 -54.47%
Wokingham -15 3 £388 +35.96% 1
Windsor -4 1 £338 - 3
Ascot - 1 £135 -
Microsoft Excel
South East

For the 6 months to 16 July 2019, 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.

1 109 (47.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 92 (40.35%) Telecoms
3 76 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 72 (31.58%) Microsoft Office
5 70 (30.70%) Analytical Skills
6 58 (25.44%) Finance
7 53 (23.25%) Agile Software Development
8 40 (17.54%) Project Management
9 34 (14.91%) Self-Motivation
10 32 (14.04%) MS Visio
11 31 (13.60%) PRINCE2
12 27 (11.84%) JIRA
13 26 (11.40%) SQL
14 25 (10.96%) Microsoft Project
15 23 (10.09%) SharePoint
15 23 (10.09%) Stakeholder Management
15 23 (10.09%) Data Analysis
16 20 (8.77%) Change Management
16 20 (8.77%) Problem-Solving
16 20 (8.77%) Analytics
17 19 (8.33%) Time Management
18 18 (7.89%) Stakeholder Identification
19 17 (7.46%) Marketing
19 17 (7.46%) Degree
19 17 (7.46%) Business Intelligence
20 16 (7.02%) Decision-Making
21 15 (6.58%) Power Platform
21 15 (6.58%) Power BI
21 15 (6.58%) Management Information System
21 15 (6.58%) Workflow

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 23 (10.09%) SharePoint
2 11 (4.82%) Confluence
3 5 (2.19%) SAS
4 4 (1.75%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.32%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.88%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 109 (47.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 72 (31.58%) Microsoft Office
3 32 (14.04%) MS Visio
4 25 (10.96%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (5.26%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (2.19%) SPSS
7 1 (0.44%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.44%) FileZilla
7 1 (0.44%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 4 (1.75%) Eloqua
2 3 (1.32%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.88%) CODA-Financials
3 2 (0.88%) HFM
3 2 (0.88%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 2 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.88%) Workfront
4 1 (0.44%) CSG Singleview
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.44%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (6.58%) Power Platform
2 6 (2.63%) Office 365
3 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.88%) SaaS
4 1 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.44%) Google Docs
4 1 (0.44%) Google Drive
4 1 (0.44%) PowerApps
4 1 (0.44%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.39%) Internet
1 10 (4.39%) Radio Access Network
2 6 (2.63%) 4G
2 6 (2.63%) 5G
3 5 (2.19%) WAN
4 4 (1.75%) Skype
5 3 (1.32%) DHCP
5 3 (1.32%) GPRS
5 3 (1.32%) GSM
5 3 (1.32%) LAN
5 3 (1.32%) UMTS
6 2 (0.88%) Broadband
6 2 (0.88%) DNS
6 2 (0.88%) MPLS
6 2 (0.88%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (0.88%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.88%) VPN
6 2 (0.88%) WebEx
6 2 (0.88%) Wireless
7 1 (0.44%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.58%) Power BI
2 6 (2.63%) BusinessObjects
2 6 (2.63%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.19%) Base SAS
3 5 (2.19%) MS Access
3 5 (2.19%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.19%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 3 (1.32%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (1.32%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.32%) PowerPivot
4 3 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.88%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (0.88%) Oracle Smart View
6 1 (0.44%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.44%) MySQL
6 1 (0.44%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.44%) Qlik Sense
6 1 (0.44%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 27 (11.84%) JIRA
2 1 (0.44%) JMeter
2 1 (0.44%) JProfiler
2 1 (0.44%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.44%) Toad
2 1 (0.44%) XMLSpy
General
1 92 (40.35%) Telecoms
2 58 (25.44%) Finance
3 17 (7.46%) Marketing
4 11 (4.82%) Mandarin Language
5 10 (4.39%) Billing
5 10 (4.39%) Retail
6 6 (2.63%) Legal
7 5 (2.19%) General Ledger
8 3 (1.32%) Electronics
8 3 (1.32%) French Language
8 3 (1.32%) German Language
8 3 (1.32%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.32%) Polish Language
8 3 (1.32%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.88%) Automotive
9 2 (0.88%) Banking
9 2 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 84 (36.84%) Analyst
2 31 (13.60%) Coordinator
3 26 (11.40%) Data Analyst
4 23 (10.09%) Project Coordinator
5 11 (4.82%) Project Planner
6 10 (4.39%) Financial Analyst
7 9 (3.95%) Project Manager
8 8 (3.51%) Junior
9 7 (3.07%) Applications Support
10 6 (2.63%) Administrator
10 6 (2.63%) Business Analyst
10 6 (2.63%) Field Engineer
11 5 (2.19%) Build Manager
11 5 (2.19%) HR Analyst
11 5 (2.19%) IT Manager
11 5 (2.19%) Reward Analyst
11 5 (2.19%) Risk Manager
11 5 (2.19%) SharePoint Specialist
11 5 (2.19%) Support Analyst
11 5 (2.19%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.88%) LDAP
2 1 (0.44%) .NET
2 1 (0.44%) Middleware
2 1 (0.44%) SOAP
2 1 (0.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 70 (30.70%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (14.91%) Self-Motivation
3 15 (6.58%) Management Information System
4 11 (4.82%) PMI
5 7 (3.07%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.19%) Algorithms
6 5 (2.19%) Social Media
7 4 (1.75%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.32%) User Experience
8 3 (1.32%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.88%) Analytical Mindset
9 2 (0.88%) FMCG
9 2 (0.88%) Internet of Things
9 2 (0.88%) Wiki
10 1 (0.44%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.44%) IVR
10 1 (0.44%) Life Science
10 1 (0.44%) PDA
10 1 (0.44%) RSA SecurID
10 1 (0.44%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 12 (5.26%) Windows
2 8 (3.51%) Windows Server
3 6 (2.63%) Windows 7
3 6 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (1.75%) Windows 8
4 4 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.32%) Android
5 3 (1.32%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.88%) Windows 2000
6 2 (0.88%) Windows Vista
6 2 (0.88%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.44%) Linux
7 1 (0.44%) Solaris
7 1 (0.44%) Unix
7 1 (0.44%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (23.25%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (17.54%) Project Management
3 31 (13.60%) PRINCE2
4 23 (10.09%) Data Analysis
4 23 (10.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 20 (8.77%) Analytics
5 20 (8.77%) Change Management
5 20 (8.77%) Problem-Solving
6 19 (8.33%) Time Management
7 18 (7.89%) Stakeholder Identification
8 17 (7.46%) Business Intelligence
9 16 (7.02%) Decision-Making
10 15 (6.58%) Workflow
11 14 (6.14%) Information Management
12 13 (5.70%) Dependency Management
13 12 (5.26%) Benchmarking
14 11 (4.82%) Commercial Awareness
14 11 (4.82%) Continuous Improvement
15 10 (4.39%) Data Analytics
15 10 (4.39%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 26 (11.40%) SQL
2 7 (3.07%) VBA
3 6 (2.63%) Python
3 6 (2.63%) R
4 5 (2.19%) C
5 4 (1.75%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.88%) Java
6 2 (0.88%) VB
7 1 (0.44%) C#
7 1 (0.44%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (7.46%) Degree
2 11 (4.82%) ACCA
2 11 (4.82%) CIMA
2 11 (4.82%) PMI Certification
3 10 (4.39%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.39%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.88%) OCP
4 2 (0.88%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.44%) CISM
5 1 (0.44%) CISSP
5 1 (0.44%) CNE
5 1 (0.44%) CRISC
5 1 (0.44%) ISEB
5 1 (0.44%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.44%) MCP
5 1 (0.44%) Novell Certification
5 1 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.14%) SLA
2 12 (5.26%) PMO
3 9 (3.95%) Data Quality
4 6 (2.63%) QA
5 2 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.44%) GDPR
6 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (3.07%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.88%) NDS
2 2 (0.88%) NetIQ eDirectory
3 1 (0.44%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (1.75%) AirWatch
2 2 (0.88%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (0.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.44%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.44%) Nagios
Vendors
1 76 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 14 (6.14%) Oracle
3 11 (4.82%) SAP
4 7 (3.07%) Huawei
5 6 (2.63%) Apple
5 6 (2.63%) Atlassian
5 6 (2.63%) Remedy
5 6 (2.63%) Tableau
6 5 (2.19%) Apttus
6 5 (2.19%) Ariba
6 5 (2.19%) JD Edwards
6 5 (2.19%) Samsung
7 4 (1.75%) HP
7 4 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.75%) Workday
8 3 (1.32%) MobileIron
8 3 (1.32%) Progress
9 2 (0.88%) CODA
9 2 (0.88%) Hyperion
9 2 (0.88%) PeopleSoft