Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 22 35
Rank change year-on-year -5 +13 -12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 243 267 224
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 6.28% 6.65% 4.84%
As % of the Applications category 53.52% 55.51% 43.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 94 82
Berkshire median daily rate £375 £275 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.36% -16.98% +11.34%
10th Percentile £161 £113 £175
90th Percentile £528 £484 £500
South East median daily rate £375 £313 £325
% change year-on-year +20.00% -3.85% +0.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 26 37
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.75 £15.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.87% - +35.08%
10th Percentile £12.90 £11.13 £11.15
90th Percentile £27.48 £43.93 £24.05
South East median hourly rate £13.00 £16.38 £16.00
% change year-on-year -20.61% +2.34% +18.52%

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 454 481 518
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 11.73% 11.97% 11.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 183 210
Berkshire median daily rate £373 £325 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.77% -1.52% +10.00%
10th Percentile £125 £125 £167
90th Percentile £488 £488 £488
South East median daily rate £375 £339 £320
% change year-on-year +10.70% +5.86% -1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 64 73
Berkshire median hourly rate £18.00 £14.75 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.03% +13.46% -13.33%
10th Percentile £11.25 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £27.40 £37.36 £23.65
South East median hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.68% - +3.33%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -7 88 £400 +18.52% 8
Slough +9 22 £360 +69.41% 3
Maidenhead -7 21 £350 +16.67% 2
Bracknell -19 20 £265 +112.00% 5
Wokingham -6 13 £357 +35.78%
Newbury -11 9 £375 +17.19% 2
Windsor - 2 £425 - 1
Microsoft Excel
South East

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 103 (42.39%) Microsoft
2 94 (38.68%) Finance
3 92 (37.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 86 (35.39%) Telecoms
5 74 (30.45%) Microsoft Office
6 69 (28.40%) Analytical Skills
7 53 (21.81%) SQL
8 50 (20.58%) Project Management
9 46 (18.93%) MS Visio
10 44 (18.11%) Agile Software Development
10 44 (18.11%) Degree
11 43 (17.70%) Oracle
12 36 (14.81%) SAP
12 36 (14.81%) Workflow
13 35 (14.40%) PMO
14 33 (13.58%) Data Analysis
15 28 (11.52%) Problem-Solving
16 26 (10.70%) SharePoint
17 22 (9.05%) Microsoft Project
17 22 (9.05%) Self-Motivation
18 21 (8.64%) PRINCE2
19 20 (8.23%) Migration
20 19 (7.82%) Marketing
20 19 (7.82%) Data Migration
20 19 (7.82%) Customer-Centricity
21 18 (7.41%) Management Information System
22 17 (7.00%) ERP
22 17 (7.00%) Business Intelligence
22 17 (7.00%) Analytics
23 16 (6.58%) Project Planning

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 26 (10.70%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.65%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (0.82%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.41%) Apache
4 1 (0.41%) CMS
4 1 (0.41%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.41%) SAS
4 1 (0.41%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 92 (37.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 74 (30.45%) Microsoft Office
3 46 (18.93%) MS Visio
4 22 (9.05%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (4.12%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (1.65%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.82%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.82%) InDesign
7 2 (0.82%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.41%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (2.06%) CSG Singleview
1 5 (2.06%) Oracle EBS R12
1 5 (2.06%) Oracle Payables
1 5 (2.06%) Oracle Receivables
1 5 (2.06%) SAP ERP
2 4 (1.65%) Eloqua
2 4 (1.65%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (1.23%) SessionCam
4 2 (0.82%) Movex
4 2 (0.82%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.82%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.82%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.82%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.82%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.82%) SAP MDM
4 2 (0.82%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.41%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.35%) Office 365
2 12 (4.94%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.23%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.82%) Slack
5 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.41%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.70%) Radio Access Network
2 7 (2.88%) 3G
2 7 (2.88%) 4G
3 4 (1.65%) LAN
3 4 (1.65%) WAN
4 3 (1.23%) 2G
4 3 (1.23%) VoLTE
5 2 (0.82%) 5G
5 2 (0.82%) Internet
5 2 (0.82%) LTE
5 2 (0.82%) MVNO
5 2 (0.82%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.41%) GPRS
6 1 (0.41%) GSM
6 1 (0.41%) Skype
6 1 (0.41%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.53%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.29%) Oracle Database
2 8 (3.29%) Oracle Database 12c
3 7 (2.88%) MS Access
4 6 (2.47%) Power BI
4 6 (2.47%) SAP Data Services
5 3 (1.23%) Big Data
5 3 (1.23%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 3 (1.23%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.82%) Essbase
6 2 (0.82%) QlikView
6 2 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.41%) Base SAS
7 1 (0.41%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.41%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.41%) PowerCenter
7 1 (0.41%) Redis
7 1 (0.41%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 11 (4.53%) JIRA
2 8 (3.29%) Toad
3 4 (1.65%) LSMW
4 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 94 (38.68%) Finance
2 86 (35.39%) Telecoms
3 19 (7.82%) Marketing
4 16 (6.58%) Mandarin Language
5 14 (5.76%) Legal
6 12 (4.94%) Billing
7 8 (3.29%) Retail
8 5 (2.06%) German Language
9 4 (1.65%) Advertising
9 4 (1.65%) French Language
9 4 (1.65%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.82%) Digital Economy
10 2 (0.82%) Electronics
10 2 (0.82%) Games
11 1 (0.41%) Banking
11 1 (0.41%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.41%) Portuguese Language
11 1 (0.41%) Publishing
11 1 (0.41%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 85 (34.98%) Analyst
2 34 (13.99%) Data Analyst
3 32 (13.17%) Coordinator
4 22 (9.05%) Project Coordinator
5 16 (6.58%) Project Manager
6 15 (6.17%) Financial Analyst
7 9 (3.70%) Data Centre Engineer
7 9 (3.70%) Developer
7 9 (3.70%) Project Engineer
8 8 (3.29%) Administrator
8 8 (3.29%) Consultant
9 7 (2.88%) Service Analyst
9 7 (2.88%) Systems Analyst
10 6 (2.47%) Data Migration Analyst
10 6 (2.47%) Excel Analyst
10 6 (2.47%) Migration Analyst
10 6 (2.47%) Project Assistant
10 6 (2.47%) Project Planner
10 6 (2.47%) Service Desk Analyst
11 5 (2.06%) Marketing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.06%) HTML
1 5 (2.06%) SAP Business Workflow
2 4 (1.65%) BAPI
3 3 (1.23%) .NET
3 3 (1.23%) EDI
4 2 (0.82%) .NET Framework
4 2 (0.82%) Ajax
4 2 (0.82%) Apache Flex
4 2 (0.82%) IDoc
5 1 (0.41%) CSS
5 1 (0.41%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.41%) LAMP
5 1 (0.41%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 69 (28.40%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (9.05%) Self-Motivation
3 18 (7.41%) Management Information System
4 15 (6.17%) Data Centre
5 13 (5.35%) Computer Science
5 13 (5.35%) PMI
6 8 (3.29%) User Experience
7 5 (2.06%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.65%) Algorithms
8 4 (1.65%) PACS
9 3 (1.23%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.23%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.23%) Social Media
10 2 (0.82%) Credit Risk
10 2 (0.82%) Digital TV
10 2 (0.82%) Handset
10 2 (0.82%) Replication
11 1 (0.41%) e-Learning
11 1 (0.41%) RIA
11 1 (0.41%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (1.65%) Windows
2 2 (0.82%) Solaris
2 2 (0.82%) Unix
3 1 (0.41%) Android
3 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.41%) Linux
3 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.41%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.41%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (20.58%) Project Management
2 44 (18.11%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (14.81%) Workflow
4 33 (13.58%) Data Analysis
5 28 (11.52%) Problem-Solving
6 21 (8.64%) PRINCE2
7 20 (8.23%) Migration
8 19 (7.82%) Customer-Centricity
8 19 (7.82%) Data Migration
9 17 (7.00%) Analytics
9 17 (7.00%) Business Intelligence
9 17 (7.00%) ERP
10 16 (6.58%) Project Planning
11 15 (6.17%) Data Cleansing
12 14 (5.76%) ITIL
13 13 (5.35%) User Acceptance Testing
14 12 (4.94%) Change Control
14 12 (4.94%) Customer Requirements
14 12 (4.94%) Data Modelling
14 12 (4.94%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 53 (21.81%) SQL
2 16 (6.58%) PL/SQL
3 12 (4.94%) VBA
4 10 (4.12%) VB
5 8 (3.29%) Java
6 6 (2.47%) T-SQL
7 5 (2.06%) ABAP
7 5 (2.06%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.65%) C
8 4 (1.65%) Python
9 3 (1.23%) PHP
10 2 (0.82%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.82%) C#
10 2 (0.82%) Korn
10 2 (0.82%) Perl
11 1 (0.41%) R
Qualifications
1 44 (18.11%) Degree
2 13 (5.35%) PMI Certification
3 12 (4.94%) PMP
4 9 (3.70%) Security Cleared
5 6 (2.47%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.65%) ACCA
6 4 (1.65%) CIMA
7 2 (0.82%) CCNA
7 2 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.82%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.82%) HNC
7 2 (0.82%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.82%) SAP Certification
8 1 (0.41%) APMP
8 1 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.41%) CISSP
8 1 (0.41%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.41%) ISEB
8 1 (0.41%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (14.40%) PMO
2 15 (6.17%) Data Quality
2 15 (6.17%) SLA
3 2 (0.82%) GDPR
3 2 (0.82%) IFRS
4 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.41%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (0.82%) HP ALM
1 2 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.41%) Amdocs OSS
2 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 103 (42.39%) Microsoft
2 43 (17.70%) Oracle
3 36 (14.81%) SAP
4 8 (3.29%) IFS
5 7 (2.88%) Aruba
5 7 (2.88%) JD Edwards
5 7 (2.88%) Remedy
6 6 (2.47%) Adobe
6 6 (2.47%) MicroStrategy
6 6 (2.47%) Tableau
7 5 (2.06%) Google
8 4 (1.65%) Huawei
8 4 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.65%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.23%) BT
10 2 (0.82%) Citrix
10 2 (0.82%) Maxymiser
10 2 (0.82%) Niku
10 2 (0.82%) Nokia
10 2 (0.82%) Optimizely