Period
to 14 July 2020

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 14 July 2020 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
14 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 30 29 37
Rank change year-on-year -1 +8 -16
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 80 226 195
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 4.93% 5.32% 4.84%
As % of the Applications category 48.78% 50.22% 42.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 60 77
Median daily rate £300 £291 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% -22.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £145 £131 £167
90th Percentile £500 £489 £538
South East median daily rate £350 £328 £364
% change year-on-year +6.87% -9.97% +11.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 7
Median hourly rate £35.00 £14.35 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +143.90% -42.60% +61.29%
10th Percentile £29.38 £13.05 £12.10
90th Percentile £47.85 £44.85 £40.40
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £15.26 £14.22
% change year-on-year +129.43% +7.32% -8.29%

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 164 450 464
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 10.10% 10.60% 11.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 172 196
Median daily rate £309 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.39% +3.33% +20.97%
10th Percentile £154 £158 £135
90th Percentile £520 £500 £500
South East median daily rate £350 £375 £374
% change year-on-year -6.67% +0.27% +6.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 32 33
Median hourly rate £22.98 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.88% +14.29% +34.62%
10th Percentile £15.64 £13.05 £11.25
90th Percentile £38.08 £83.75 £41.85
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.56 £17.00
% change year-on-year +5.69% -2.60% +13.90%

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Excel in Berkshire

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Excel in Berkshire.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft Excel in Berkshire

Microsoft Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Excel in Berkshire over the 6 months to 14 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in Berkshire

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Excel in Berkshire.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft Excel in Berkshire

Microsoft Excel
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microsoft Excel in Berkshire over the 6 months to 14 July 2020.

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 14 July 2020. 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 +8 45 £325 +22.07% 3
Newbury +15 15 £175 +25.00%
Maidenhead +8 6 £309 -31.44% 1
Slough +5 4 £300 +57.07%
Bracknell +22 1 £100 -42.86%
Microsoft Excel
South East

For the 6 months to 14 July 2020, 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 30 (37.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 27 (33.75%) Microsoft
3 22 (27.50%) Telecoms
4 18 (22.50%) SQL
5 15 (18.75%) Project Management
5 15 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (17.50%) Finance
6 14 (17.50%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (16.25%) Power BI
7 13 (16.25%) Power Platform
8 12 (15.00%) Data Analysis
8 12 (15.00%) Azure
8 12 (15.00%) Radio Access Network
9 11 (13.75%) SQL Server
9 11 (13.75%) Microsoft Office
10 10 (12.50%) Data Modelling
11 9 (11.25%) MS Visio
12 8 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (10.00%) Visualisation
12 8 (10.00%) Degree
13 7 (8.75%) Data Visualisation
13 7 (8.75%) PMO
13 7 (8.75%) DevOps
13 7 (8.75%) SAP
13 7 (8.75%) PRINCE2
13 7 (8.75%) Microsoft Project
14 6 (7.50%) VBA
14 6 (7.50%) Windows
14 6 (7.50%) ITIL
14 6 (7.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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 5 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 30 (37.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 11 (13.75%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (11.25%) MS Visio
4 7 (8.75%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (5.00%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (1.25%) Acrobat
6 1 (1.25%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 3 (3.75%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.25%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.25%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 13 (16.25%) Power Platform
2 12 (15.00%) Azure
3 6 (7.50%) Office 365
3 6 (7.50%) PowerApps
4 1 (1.25%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (1.25%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (1.25%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 12 (15.00%) Radio Access Network
2 5 (6.25%) 5G
3 3 (3.75%) VPN
3 3 (3.75%) Wireless
4 2 (2.50%) 4G
4 2 (2.50%) Internet
4 2 (2.50%) LAN
4 2 (2.50%) LTE
4 2 (2.50%) Network Security
4 2 (2.50%) Skype
4 2 (2.50%) WAN
5 1 (1.25%) GSM
5 1 (1.25%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (1.25%) TETRA
5 1 (1.25%) WCDMA
5 1 (1.25%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.25%) Power BI
2 11 (13.75%) SQL Server
3 6 (7.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (7.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.25%) Big Data
5 1 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.25%) Informix
5 1 (1.25%) MS Access
5 1 (1.25%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Balsamiq
General
1 22 (27.50%) Telecoms
2 14 (17.50%) Finance
3 4 (5.00%) Legal
3 4 (5.00%) Mandarin Language
4 2 (2.50%) Billing
4 2 (2.50%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.25%) Advertising
5 1 (1.25%) Electronics
5 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 22 (27.50%) Analyst
2 12 (15.00%) Data Analyst
3 10 (12.50%) Developer
4 7 (8.75%) Junior
5 6 (7.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 6 (7.50%) Desktop Support
5 6 (7.50%) Power BI Developer
5 6 (7.50%) Project Manager
5 6 (7.50%) Senior Developer
6 5 (6.25%) Coordinator
6 5 (6.25%) Delivery Manager
6 5 (6.25%) Junior Analyst
6 5 (6.25%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
7 4 (5.00%) Business Analyst
7 4 (5.00%) Junior Data Analyst
7 4 (5.00%) Senior Manager
7 4 (5.00%) Senior Project Manager
7 4 (5.00%) Support Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Administrator
8 3 (3.75%) Deployment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.00%) .NET
1 4 (5.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.25%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.25%) HTML
2 1 (1.25%) HTML5
2 1 (1.25%) NumPy
2 1 (1.25%) Pandas
2 1 (1.25%) React
2 1 (1.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.50%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.25%) Analytical Mindset
3 4 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (3.75%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.50%) Blog
5 2 (2.50%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.50%) Fibre Optics
5 2 (2.50%) User Experience
5 2 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.25%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.25%) CMDB
6 1 (1.25%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.25%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.25%) Life Science
6 1 (1.25%) PDA
6 1 (1.25%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.25%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.50%) Windows
2 2 (2.50%) Linux
2 2 (2.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.25%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.25%) HPUX
3 1 (1.25%) Mac OS
3 1 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.25%) Unix
3 1 (1.25%) Windows 2000
3 1 (1.25%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.25%) Windows Vista
3 1 (1.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
1 15 (18.75%) Project Management
2 12 (15.00%) Data Analysis
3 10 (12.50%) Data Modelling
4 8 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (10.00%) Visualisation
5 7 (8.75%) Data Visualisation
5 7 (8.75%) DevOps
5 7 (8.75%) PRINCE2
6 6 (7.50%) Computer Science
6 6 (7.50%) Decision-Making
6 6 (7.50%) ITIL
6 6 (7.50%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (7.50%) Project Delivery
7 5 (6.25%) Actionable Insight
7 5 (6.25%) Analytical Thinking
7 5 (6.25%) Critical Thinking
7 5 (6.25%) Logistics
7 5 (6.25%) Migration
7 5 (6.25%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 18 (22.50%) SQL
2 6 (7.50%) VBA
3 4 (5.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
3 4 (5.00%) VB
4 3 (3.75%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.50%) C#
5 2 (2.50%) Python
6 1 (1.25%) C
6 1 (1.25%) C++
6 1 (1.25%) Java
6 1 (1.25%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.25%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (10.00%) Degree
2 4 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (3.75%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (2.50%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.50%) PMP
5 1 (1.25%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.75%) PMO
2 1 (1.25%) P3O
2 1 (1.25%) QA
2 1 (1.25%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (1.25%) SCCM
1 1 (1.25%) ServiceCenter
1 1 (1.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 27 (33.75%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.75%) SAP
3 4 (5.00%) Tableau
4 3 (3.75%) Adobe
4 3 (3.75%) ServiceNow
5 2 (2.50%) Huawei
5 2 (2.50%) Niku
6 1 (1.25%) Alteryx
6 1 (1.25%) Bomgar
6 1 (1.25%) HP
6 1 (1.25%) Peregrine
6 1 (1.25%) Progress
6 1 (1.25%) Remedy
6 1 (1.25%) Xamarin