Period
to 18 December 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 December 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 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 45 38
Rank change year-on-year +6 -7 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 177 157 208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 4.10% 3.79% 4.91%
As % of the Applications category 35.47% 33.33% 41.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 44 76
Berkshire median daily rate £365 £239 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +52.88% -13.18% -
10th Percentile £125 £120 £126
90th Percentile £488 £576 £519
South East median daily rate £275 £275 £300
% change year-on-year - -8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 25 40
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £14.50 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.93% +52.63% -20.83%
10th Percentile £11.25 £9.63 £9.25
90th Percentile £27.40 £27.03 £19.55
South East median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -3.45% +3.57% -

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 499 471 501
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 11.57% 11.38% 11.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 185 199
Berkshire median daily rate £350 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +1.56% +6.67%
10th Percentile £152 £121 £165
90th Percentile £488 £494 £478
South East median daily rate £370 £340 £325
% change year-on-year +8.75% +4.62% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 55 59
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +25.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.40 £9.25
90th Percentile £27.85 £37.14 £30.00
South East median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% -

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 December 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 December 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 December 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 71 £400 +23.08% 21
Bracknell +3 23 £250 -0.40% 2
Newbury +11 18 £375 +188.46% 2
Slough -4 12 £138 +5.77% 3
Maidenhead 0 6 £445 +93.48%
Wokingham -13 3 £280 +29.33% 4
Windsor +2 1 £438 -
Microsoft Office
South East

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 127 (71.75%) Microsoft
2 80 (45.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 57 (32.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 49 (27.68%) Telecoms
5 46 (25.99%) Finance
6 38 (21.47%) Windows
7 37 (20.90%) Office 365
8 34 (19.21%) Analytical Skills
9 33 (18.64%) Self-Motivation
10 30 (16.95%) Degree
11 29 (16.38%) Agile Software Development
11 29 (16.38%) Project Management
12 26 (14.69%) Customer-Centricity
13 25 (14.12%) SharePoint
14 24 (13.56%) Workflow
14 24 (13.56%) PMO
15 21 (11.86%) SAP
16 19 (10.73%) MS Visio
16 19 (10.73%) Problem-Solving
17 18 (10.17%) Active Directory
17 18 (10.17%) Oracle
18 17 (9.60%) DNS
19 16 (9.04%) Cloud Computing
20 15 (8.47%) PRINCE2
20 15 (8.47%) Mandarin Language
21 14 (7.91%) Microsoft Azure
22 13 (7.34%) PowerShell
23 12 (6.78%) Management Information System
24 11 (6.21%) Disaster Recovery
24 11 (6.21%) JIRA

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 25 (14.12%) SharePoint
2 8 (4.52%) Skype for Business
3 4 (2.26%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (1.69%) Confluence
5 2 (1.13%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.56%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.56%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 80 (45.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 57 (32.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 19 (10.73%) MS Visio
4 9 (5.08%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (1.13%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.56%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.26%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.56%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 37 (20.90%) Office 365
2 16 (9.04%) Cloud Computing
3 14 (7.91%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (3.39%) SaaS
5 5 (2.82%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.13%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (1.13%) G Suite
6 2 (1.13%) IaaS
6 2 (1.13%) OneDrive
6 2 (1.13%) PaaS
7 1 (0.56%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.60%) DNS
2 9 (5.08%) DHCP
2 9 (5.08%) Internet
3 8 (4.52%) Skype
4 7 (3.95%) Firewall
5 6 (3.39%) Intranet
5 6 (3.39%) TCP/IP
5 6 (3.39%) VPN
6 5 (2.82%) Reverse Proxy
6 5 (2.82%) SAN
7 4 (2.26%) LAN
7 4 (2.26%) NAS
8 3 (1.69%) WAN
9 2 (1.13%) 2G
9 2 (1.13%) 3G
9 2 (1.13%) ATM
9 2 (1.13%) Radio Access Network
9 2 (1.13%) SMTP
9 2 (1.13%) Wireless
9 2 (1.13%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.69%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.13%) GIS
2 2 (1.13%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (1.13%) Qlik Sense
2 2 (1.13%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (0.56%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.56%) QGIS
3 1 (0.56%) QlikView
3 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (6.21%) JIRA
2 1 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.56%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.56%) MSI
2 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.56%) Toad
2 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 49 (27.68%) Telecoms
2 46 (25.99%) Finance
3 15 (8.47%) Mandarin Language
4 8 (4.52%) Marketing
5 7 (3.95%) Retail
6 6 (3.39%) Electronics
7 4 (2.26%) Legal
7 4 (2.26%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.69%) Local Government
9 2 (1.13%) Banking
9 2 (1.13%) Billing
9 2 (1.13%) French Language
9 2 (1.13%) German Language
9 2 (1.13%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.56%) Back Office
10 1 (0.56%) Games
10 1 (0.56%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.56%) Polish Language
10 1 (0.56%) Portuguese Language
10 1 (0.56%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 28 (15.82%) Coordinator
2 23 (12.99%) Analyst
3 19 (10.73%) Project Coordinator
4 13 (7.34%) Project Manager
5 10 (5.65%) Junior
6 8 (4.52%) Consultant
6 8 (4.52%) Desktop Support
6 8 (4.52%) Support Analyst
7 7 (3.95%) Administrator
8 6 (3.39%) Architect
8 6 (3.39%) IT Support
8 6 (3.39%) Support Engineer
9 5 (2.82%) Communications Specialist
10 4 (2.26%) 2nd Line Support
10 4 (2.26%) Junior Project Coordinator
10 4 (2.26%) Marketing Manager
10 4 (2.26%) Operations Manager
10 4 (2.26%) Project Administrator
10 4 (2.26%) Support Technician
11 3 (1.69%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.95%) Web Services
2 4 (2.26%) .NET
3 3 (1.69%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.13%) COM
5 1 (0.56%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.56%) CGI
5 1 (0.56%) CSS
5 1 (0.56%) HTML
5 1 (0.56%) OAuth
5 1 (0.56%) SAML
5 1 (0.56%) WSDL
5 1 (0.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (19.21%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (18.64%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (6.78%) Management Information System
4 8 (4.52%) Social Media
5 6 (3.39%) Replication
6 5 (2.82%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.82%) PMI
6 5 (2.82%) Virtual Team
7 4 (2.26%) CCTV
7 4 (2.26%) Microsoft Licensing
7 4 (2.26%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.69%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.13%) Credit Risk
9 2 (1.13%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.13%) Enterprise Cloud
9 2 (1.13%) Internet of Things
9 2 (1.13%) iPhone
9 2 (1.13%) Life Science
10 1 (0.56%) FMCG
10 1 (0.56%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 38 (21.47%) Windows
2 11 (6.21%) Windows 10
2 11 (6.21%) Windows 7
3 8 (4.52%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.26%) Android
4 4 (2.26%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.13%) Linux
5 2 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.56%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.56%) Unix
6 1 (0.56%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (16.38%) Agile Software Development
1 29 (16.38%) Project Management
2 26 (14.69%) Customer-Centricity
3 24 (13.56%) Workflow
4 19 (10.73%) Problem-Solving
5 15 (8.47%) PRINCE2
6 11 (6.21%) Data Entry
6 11 (6.21%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (6.21%) ITIL
7 10 (5.65%) Analytics
7 10 (5.65%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (5.08%) Change Control
8 9 (5.08%) Coaching
8 9 (5.08%) CRM
8 9 (5.08%) Cybersecurity
8 9 (5.08%) Logistics
8 9 (5.08%) Time Management
9 8 (4.52%) Creative Thinking
9 8 (4.52%) Decision-Making
10 7 (3.95%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 13 (7.34%) PowerShell
2 7 (3.95%) SQL
3 4 (2.26%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.13%) C
4 2 (1.13%) C#
5 1 (0.56%) Java
5 1 (0.56%) PHP
5 1 (0.56%) Ruby
5 1 (0.56%) VB
5 1 (0.56%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.56%) VB6
5 1 (0.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 30 (16.95%) Degree
2 11 (6.21%) Security Cleared
3 10 (5.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (3.95%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.82%) DV Cleared
5 5 (2.82%) MCITP
5 5 (2.82%) MCTS
5 5 (2.82%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.69%) ACCA
6 3 (1.69%) CIMA
7 2 (1.13%) A+ Certification
7 2 (1.13%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.13%) NVQ Level 3
7 2 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.56%) CCNA
8 1 (0.56%) HP MASE
8 1 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.56%) MCSE
8 1 (0.56%) SAP Certification
8 1 (0.56%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (13.56%) PMO
2 7 (3.95%) SLA
3 4 (2.26%) Data Quality
3 4 (2.26%) QA
4 2 (1.13%) P3O
5 1 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 18 (10.17%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.56%) FreeRADIUS
3 1 (0.56%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.56%) vSphere
3 1 (0.56%) XenApp
3 1 (0.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (3.39%) SCCM
2 5 (2.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (1.69%) AirWatch
4 2 (1.13%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.56%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 127 (71.75%) Microsoft
2 21 (11.86%) SAP
3 18 (10.17%) Oracle
4 9 (5.08%) Aruba
5 5 (2.82%) HP
5 5 (2.82%) Remedy
5 5 (2.82%) ServiceNow
5 5 (2.82%) VMware
6 4 (2.26%) Adobe
6 4 (2.26%) Apple
7 3 (1.69%) Cisco
7 3 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.13%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.13%) ClickTale
8 2 (1.13%) Concur
8 2 (1.13%) Maxymiser
8 2 (1.13%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (1.13%) MobileIron
8 2 (1.13%) Niku
8 2 (1.13%) Tableau