Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Microsoft Office skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Office over the 6 months to 18 November 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
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 31 35
Rank change year-on-year -10 +4 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 160 216 222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.92% 5.04% 4.40%
As % of the Applications category 32.99% 44.17% 37.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 69 96
Berkshire median daily rate £248 £265 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.60% -1.85% -13.60%
10th Percentile £120 £115 £131
90th Percentile £588 £508 £475
South East median daily rate £275 £289 £300
% change year-on-year -4.76% -3.75% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 47 22
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.40 £9.50 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.53% -5.00% -28.57%
10th Percentile £9.25 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £20.69 £20.85 £15.00
South East median hourly rate £13.02 £14.73 £14.00
% change year-on-year -11.61% +5.18% -

Microsoft Office 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 485 489 589
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 11.90% 11.41% 11.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 187 270
Berkshire median daily rate £325 £305 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.56% +1.67% -7.69%
10th Percentile £122 £158 £156
90th Percentile £494 £475 £451
South East median daily rate £345 £320 £325
% change year-on-year +7.81% -1.54% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 67 50
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.54% -13.33% -1.64%
10th Percentile £9.25 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £35.85 £24.25 £21.55
South East median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -6.06% +10.00% +5.04%

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in Berkshire

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in Berkshire

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Berkshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in Berkshire

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in Berkshire

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Berkshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Office in Berkshire

Microsoft Office
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 Office within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 -13 78 £325 +27.45% 3
Bracknell -11 14 £377 - 1
Maidenhead -6 11 £230 +16.16%
Newbury -2 9 £130 -23.53%
Slough -1 8 £130 -48.00%
Wokingham +13 6 £217 - 1
Windsor +5 5 - - 1
Microsoft Office
South East

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Office 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 Microsoft Office.

1 103 (64.38%) Microsoft
2 63 (39.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 60 (37.50%) Microsoft Excel
4 54 (33.75%) Telecoms
5 45 (28.13%) Degree
6 44 (27.50%) Windows
7 39 (24.38%) Finance
8 32 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
9 29 (18.13%) Active Directory
10 24 (15.00%) Mandarin Language
10 24 (15.00%) Office 365
11 23 (14.38%) Cloud Computing
11 23 (14.38%) Windows 7
12 21 (13.13%) Customer-Centricity
12 21 (13.13%) Project Management
12 21 (13.13%) ITIL
13 19 (11.88%) Management Information System
13 19 (11.88%) Workflow
13 19 (11.88%) Windows 10
14 16 (10.00%) PRINCE2
14 16 (10.00%) SharePoint
15 15 (9.38%) Marketing
16 14 (8.75%) HP
16 14 (8.75%) SLA
16 14 (8.75%) PMO
16 14 (8.75%) Windows Server
17 12 (7.50%) Continuous Improvement
17 12 (7.50%) VPN
17 12 (7.50%) Service Delivery
18 11 (6.88%) PMP

Microsoft Office
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 16 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.38%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.25%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.63%) CMS
5 1 (0.63%) OpenStack
Applications
1 63 (39.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 60 (37.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (5.63%) MS Visio
4 7 (4.38%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (2.50%) Maya
6 2 (1.25%) Adobe Captivate
6 2 (1.25%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (2.50%) Eloqua
2 2 (1.25%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.63%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 24 (15.00%) Office 365
2 23 (14.38%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (3.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.50%) SaaS
5 3 (1.88%) IaaS
5 3 (1.88%) PaaS
6 1 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.50%) VPN
2 9 (5.63%) DNS
3 8 (5.00%) Firewall
3 8 (5.00%) TCP/IP
4 7 (4.38%) Radio Access Network
5 5 (3.13%) DHCP
5 5 (3.13%) SAN
6 4 (2.50%) LAN
6 4 (2.50%) MPLS
6 4 (2.50%) NAS
6 4 (2.50%) Reverse Proxy
6 4 (2.50%) WAN
7 3 (1.88%) Internet
7 3 (1.88%) IP Telephony
8 2 (1.25%) 3G
8 2 (1.25%) BGP
8 2 (1.25%) OSPF
8 2 (1.25%) SMTP
8 2 (1.25%) VoIP
8 2 (1.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.00%) GIS
2 4 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (2.50%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.88%) Power BI
3 3 (1.88%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.25%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.63%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (0.63%) MySQL
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (1.25%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (0.63%) HP UFT
2 1 (0.63%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.63%) JIRA
2 1 (0.63%) MSI
2 1 (0.63%) Selenium
2 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 54 (33.75%) Telecoms
2 39 (24.38%) Finance
3 24 (15.00%) Mandarin Language
4 15 (9.38%) Marketing
5 5 (3.13%) Back Office
6 4 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.88%) Billing
7 3 (1.88%) Legal
7 3 (1.88%) Retail
8 2 (1.25%) Electronics
8 2 (1.25%) Law
8 2 (1.25%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.25%) Publishing
9 1 (0.63%) Games
9 1 (0.63%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.63%) Military
Job Titles
1 26 (16.25%) Analyst
2 21 (13.13%) Coordinator
3 17 (10.63%) Project Coordinator
4 12 (7.50%) Support Analyst
5 11 (6.88%) IT Support
6 10 (6.25%) Desktop Support
6 10 (6.25%) Service Desk Support
7 9 (5.63%) Contracts Manager
7 9 (5.63%) Project Manager
8 8 (5.00%) 1st Line Support
8 8 (5.00%) Developer
8 8 (5.00%) Service Analyst
8 8 (5.00%) Service Desk Analyst
8 8 (5.00%) Support Engineer
9 7 (4.38%) Data Technician
9 7 (4.38%) GIS Technician
9 7 (4.38%) Project Assistant
9 7 (4.38%) Service Desk Support Analyst
9 7 (4.38%) Support Technician
10 6 (3.75%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.13%) CSS
1 5 (3.13%) HTML
2 2 (1.25%) .NET
2 2 (1.25%) COM
2 2 (1.25%) EDI
2 2 (1.25%) Web Services
3 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 32 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (11.88%) Management Information System
3 8 (5.00%) Smartphone
4 4 (2.50%) Driving Licence
4 4 (2.50%) Replication
4 4 (2.50%) Social Media
4 4 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (1.88%) CCTV
5 3 (1.88%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.88%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.25%) CMDB
6 2 (1.25%) e-Learning
6 2 (1.25%) iPad
6 2 (1.25%) iPhone
6 2 (1.25%) Learning Management System
6 2 (1.25%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.25%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.63%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Licensing
7 1 (0.63%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 44 (27.50%) Windows
2 23 (14.38%) Windows 7
3 19 (11.88%) Windows 10
4 14 (8.75%) Windows Server
5 6 (3.75%) Windows XP
6 5 (3.13%) Windows 8
6 5 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.25%) Linux
7 2 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.25%) Windows Phone
7 2 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.63%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.63%) Unix
8 1 (0.63%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (13.13%) Customer-Centricity
1 21 (13.13%) ITIL
1 21 (13.13%) Project Management
2 19 (11.88%) Workflow
3 16 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 12 (7.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 12 (7.50%) Service Delivery
5 11 (6.88%) Change Control
6 10 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (6.25%) Change Management
7 9 (5.63%) Contract Management
7 9 (5.63%) Data Analysis
7 9 (5.63%) Facilities Management
7 9 (5.63%) Supplier Management
8 8 (5.00%) CRM
8 8 (5.00%) Migration
9 7 (4.38%) Creative Thinking
10 6 (3.75%) Coaching
10 6 (3.75%) Mentoring
10 6 (3.75%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.75%) SQL
2 3 (1.88%) C
2 3 (1.88%) PowerShell
2 3 (1.88%) VBA
3 1 (0.63%) C#
3 1 (0.63%) Java
3 1 (0.63%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.63%) Perl
3 1 (0.63%) VB
3 1 (0.63%) VB.NET
3 1 (0.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 45 (28.13%) Degree
2 11 (6.88%) PMP
3 10 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (5.63%) PMI Certification
4 9 (5.63%) Security Cleared
5 7 (4.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 6 (3.75%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.88%) MCSA
8 2 (1.25%) CCENT
8 2 (1.25%) CCNA
8 2 (1.25%) MCSE
8 2 (1.25%) SAP Certification
9 1 (0.63%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.63%) CCIE
9 1 (0.63%) CCIP
9 1 (0.63%) CCNP
9 1 (0.63%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.75%) PMO
1 14 (8.75%) SLA
2 8 (5.00%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.88%) QA
4 1 (0.63%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 29 (18.13%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.50%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.25%) vSphere
6 1 (0.63%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.63%) Docker
6 1 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.63%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 11 (6.88%) SCCM
2 1 (0.63%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.63%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.63%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.63%) Mesos
2 1 (0.63%) Netcool
2 1 (0.63%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 1 (0.63%) Netcool/Webtop
2 1 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.63%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.63%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (0.63%) vCenter Server
2 1 (0.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 103 (64.38%) Microsoft
2 14 (8.75%) HP
3 9 (5.63%) SAP
4 8 (5.00%) Cisco
4 8 (5.00%) Oracle
4 8 (5.00%) VMware
5 7 (4.38%) Remedy
6 6 (3.75%) Ericsson
6 6 (3.75%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (3.13%) Adobe
7 5 (3.13%) Dell
8 4 (2.50%) Amdocs
8 4 (2.50%) Nokia
9 3 (1.88%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.25%) Barracuda Networks
10 2 (1.25%) Concur
10 2 (1.25%) Kaspersky
10 2 (1.25%) Spredfast
10 2 (1.25%) Veeam
10 2 (1.25%) Workday