Period
to 18 February 2018

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 February 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 Office
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 33 34
Rank change year-on-year -9 +1 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 167 185 234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 4.22% 4.68% 4.71%
As % of the Applications category 36.95% 37.68% 38.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 81 98
Berkshire median daily rate £325 £275 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -3.51% -0.52%
10th Percentile £118 £150 £138
90th Percentile £588 £450 £429
South East median daily rate £285 £310 £300
% change year-on-year -8.06% +3.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 41 51
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.75 £9.50 £11.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.26% -16.78% -26.35%
10th Percentile £10.34 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £32.23 £16.50 £16.00
South East median hourly rate £15.25 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +8.93% - -

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 452 491 604
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 11.43% 12.41% 12.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 198 257
Berkshire median daily rate £325 £310 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.75% +3.42% -
10th Percentile £123 £165 £157
90th Percentile £489 £450 £450
South East median daily rate £343 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +3.79% +1.54% +4.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 60 75
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £11.28 £12.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.04% -9.62% -20.99%
10th Percentile £11.08 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £36.28 £30.00 £21.55
South East median hourly rate £16.88 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +3.45%

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 February 2018.

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 February 2018.

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 February 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 -8 79 £375 +41.51% 19
Newbury -16 14 £150 -51.61% 1
Windsor +5 10 - - 2
Maidenhead -8 9 £230 -14.81% 3
Bracknell -15 9 £300 +100.00% 8
Slough -3 7 £200 -15.79% 5
Wokingham +8 6 £217 - 1
Microsoft Office
South East

For the 6 months to 18 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Office 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 Office.

1 89 (53.29%) Microsoft
2 67 (40.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 62 (37.13%) Telecoms
4 55 (32.93%) Windows
5 53 (31.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 44 (26.35%) Finance
7 39 (23.35%) Degree
8 38 (22.75%) Project Management
9 34 (20.36%) Active Directory
10 32 (19.16%) Office 365
11 29 (17.37%) Analytical Skills
11 29 (17.37%) Windows 7
12 27 (16.17%) Cloud Computing
13 26 (15.57%) Mandarin Language
14 22 (13.17%) MS Visio
14 22 (13.17%) Customer-Centricity
15 21 (12.57%) PMO
16 20 (11.98%) Windows 10
17 18 (10.78%) Agile Software Development
18 17 (10.18%) Workflow
18 17 (10.18%) ITIL
18 17 (10.18%) SharePoint
18 17 (10.18%) Security Cleared
19 16 (9.58%) PRINCE2
19 16 (9.58%) VPN
20 15 (8.98%) DNS
20 15 (8.98%) Firewall
20 15 (8.98%) Marketing
20 15 (8.98%) Microsoft Azure
21 14 (8.38%) Change Control

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 17 (10.18%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.59%) MS Exchange
2 6 (3.59%) Skype for Business
3 5 (2.99%) CMS
4 4 (2.40%) Confluence
4 4 (2.40%) IIS
5 3 (1.80%) GroupWise
6 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.60%) OpenStack
Applications
1 67 (40.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 53 (31.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 22 (13.17%) MS Visio
4 11 (6.59%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (2.99%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (2.40%) Maya
7 2 (1.20%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.60%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (1.80%) SAP SD
2 2 (1.20%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.60%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.60%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.60%) Primavera
3 1 (0.60%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.60%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.60%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.60%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.60%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 32 (19.16%) Office 365
2 27 (16.17%) Cloud Computing
3 15 (8.98%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (4.79%) IaaS
4 8 (4.79%) PaaS
5 6 (3.59%) SaaS
6 2 (1.20%) OneDrive
6 2 (1.20%) Yammer
7 1 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 16 (9.58%) VPN
2 15 (8.98%) DNS
2 15 (8.98%) Firewall
3 11 (6.59%) TCP/IP
3 11 (6.59%) WAN
4 7 (4.19%) LAN
4 7 (4.19%) SAN
5 6 (3.59%) NAS
5 6 (3.59%) Radio Access Network
5 6 (3.59%) Reverse Proxy
5 6 (3.59%) Skype
6 4 (2.40%) Internet
7 3 (1.80%) 3G
7 3 (1.80%) 4G
7 3 (1.80%) DHCP
7 3 (1.80%) IP Telephony
7 3 (1.80%) IPsec
7 3 (1.80%) OSPF
7 3 (1.80%) SNMP
7 3 (1.80%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.40%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (2.40%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.80%) Power BI
3 2 (1.20%) MySQL
3 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.60%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.60%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (0.60%) GIS
Development Applications
1 5 (2.99%) JIRA
2 4 (2.40%) Eclipse
2 4 (2.40%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.40%) HP UFT
2 4 (2.40%) Maven
2 4 (2.40%) NuGet
2 4 (2.40%) Octopus Deploy
2 4 (2.40%) Selenium
2 4 (2.40%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (2.40%) TeamCity
2 4 (2.40%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.80%) StarTeam
4 1 (0.60%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.60%) Jenkins
General
1 62 (37.13%) Telecoms
2 44 (26.35%) Finance
3 26 (15.57%) Mandarin Language
4 15 (8.98%) Marketing
5 8 (4.79%) Retail
6 7 (4.19%) Billing
7 5 (2.99%) Back Office
7 5 (2.99%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.20%) Czech Language
8 2 (1.20%) Electronics
8 2 (1.20%) French Language
8 2 (1.20%) German Language
8 2 (1.20%) Legal
8 2 (1.20%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.60%) Advertising
9 1 (0.60%) Digital Economy
9 1 (0.60%) Military
Job Titles
1 32 (19.16%) Analyst
2 17 (10.18%) Coordinator
3 13 (7.78%) Project Coordinator
4 11 (6.59%) IT Support
4 11 (6.59%) Project Assistant
4 11 (6.59%) Support Engineer
5 10 (5.99%) Administrator
5 10 (5.99%) Project Manager
6 9 (5.39%) Support Analyst
7 8 (4.79%) Architect
7 8 (4.79%) Desktop Support
8 7 (4.19%) Developer
8 7 (4.19%) IT Analyst
8 7 (4.19%) IT Support Analyst
8 7 (4.19%) Service Analyst
8 7 (4.19%) Service Desk Support
9 6 (3.59%) Consultant
9 6 (3.59%) Programme Manager
9 6 (3.59%) Service Desk Analyst
9 6 (3.59%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.59%) CSS
1 6 (3.59%) HTML
2 4 (2.40%) .NET
2 4 (2.40%) .NET Core
2 4 (2.40%) REST
2 4 (2.40%) Web Services
3 3 (1.80%) EDI
3 3 (1.80%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (17.37%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (7.78%) Management Information System
3 10 (5.99%) User Experience
4 8 (4.79%) Smartphone
5 6 (3.59%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.59%) Replication
6 5 (2.99%) Animation
6 5 (2.99%) CCTV
6 5 (2.99%) Social Media
6 5 (2.99%) Video Editing
7 4 (2.40%) Graphic Design
7 4 (2.40%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.80%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.80%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.80%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.20%) Analytical Mindset
9 2 (1.20%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.20%) Learning Management System
9 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Licensing
9 2 (1.20%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 55 (32.93%) Windows
2 29 (17.37%) Windows 7
3 20 (11.98%) Windows 10
4 14 (8.38%) Windows Server
5 11 (6.59%) Linux
6 8 (4.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (3.59%) Unix
7 6 (3.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (3.59%) Windows XP
8 5 (2.99%) Mac OS
9 3 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.80%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.20%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.60%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (22.75%) Project Management
2 22 (13.17%) Customer-Centricity
3 18 (10.78%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (10.18%) ITIL
4 17 (10.18%) Workflow
5 16 (9.58%) PRINCE2
6 14 (8.38%) Change Control
6 14 (8.38%) Change Management
7 12 (7.19%) Continuous Improvement
7 12 (7.19%) SDLC
8 11 (6.59%) Migration
9 9 (5.39%) Programme Management
10 8 (4.79%) Project Governance
10 8 (4.79%) Waterfall
11 7 (4.19%) Analytics
11 7 (4.19%) Data Analysis
12 6 (3.59%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (3.59%) CRM
12 6 (3.59%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (3.59%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.79%) Java
2 7 (4.19%) PowerShell
2 7 (4.19%) SQL
3 4 (2.40%) C#
3 4 (2.40%) C++
3 4 (2.40%) CQL
3 4 (2.40%) VBScript
4 2 (1.20%) C
4 2 (1.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 39 (23.35%) Degree
2 17 (10.18%) Security Cleared
3 12 (7.19%) SC Cleared
4 10 (5.99%) PMP
5 8 (4.79%) DV Cleared
6 7 (4.19%) PMI Certification
6 7 (4.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 6 (3.59%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.80%) SAP Certification
9 1 (0.60%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.60%) ACCA
9 1 (0.60%) CIMA
9 1 (0.60%) ISEB
9 1 (0.60%) MCP
9 1 (0.60%) MCSA
9 1 (0.60%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (12.57%) PMO
2 12 (7.19%) SLA
3 8 (4.79%) Data Quality
4 5 (2.99%) ISO 9001
4 5 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.80%) QA
6 2 (1.20%) IFRS
7 1 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 34 (20.36%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.79%) Hyper-V
4 6 (3.59%) vSphere
5 4 (2.40%) XenApp
6 1 (0.60%) Docker
6 1 (0.60%) FreeRADIUS
6 1 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (4.79%) SCCM
2 4 (2.40%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.40%) Opsview
3 3 (1.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (1.20%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.60%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.60%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.60%) Mesos
5 1 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.60%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 89 (53.29%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.59%) HP
2 11 (6.59%) SAP
2 11 (6.59%) VMware
3 10 (5.99%) Cisco
4 8 (4.79%) Adobe
5 6 (3.59%) Remedy
6 5 (2.99%) Oracle
7 4 (2.40%) Amdocs
7 4 (2.40%) Citrix
7 4 (2.40%) Ericsson
7 4 (2.40%) Nokia
7 4 (2.40%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.80%) Ariba
8 3 (1.80%) Borland
8 3 (1.80%) Concur
8 3 (1.80%) Lumension
8 3 (1.80%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.80%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.20%) Workday