Period
to 6 July 2020

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 6 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 Office
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
6 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 53 49 46
Rank change year-on-year -4 -3 -13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 52 156 155
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.99% 3.65% 3.84%
As % of the Applications category 30.41% 34.06% 33.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 55 55
Median daily rate £200 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.33% - +20.00%
10th Percentile £137 £121 £103
90th Percentile £402 £498 £500
South East median daily rate £225 £350 £300
% change year-on-year -35.71% +16.67% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 26
Median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £14.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +35.09% +55.84%
10th Percentile £14.50 £13.05 £11.25
90th Percentile £30.46 £85.25 £24.00
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £14.29
% change year-on-year +10.00% +4.99% +2.05%

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 171 458 459
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 9.82% 10.72% 11.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 174 189
Median daily rate £300 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.58% +3.33% +22.95%
10th Percentile £150 £156 £129
90th Percentile £516 £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 33 32
Median hourly rate £20.48 £20.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +23.08% +25.00%
10th Percentile £15.64 £13.05 £11.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £83.75 £42.10
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +10.00%

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in Berkshire

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in Berkshire

Microsoft Office
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

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

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in Berkshire

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in Berkshire

Microsoft Office
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

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

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 6 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 -3 31 £195 -18.75% 7
Slough +18 6 £200 +48.15% 1
Newbury -1 6 £253 +80.36%
Bracknell +21 1 £265 +20.45% 1
Maidenhead +13 1 - - 1
Wokingham - 1 £135 -
Microsoft Office
South East

For the 6 months to 6 July 2020, 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 36 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 26 (50.00%) Windows
3 16 (30.77%) Office 365
4 15 (28.85%) Active Directory
5 14 (26.92%) Windows 10
6 11 (21.15%) Microsoft Excel
6 11 (21.15%) Windows 7
7 10 (19.23%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (17.31%) Security Cleared
8 9 (17.31%) SharePoint
9 8 (15.38%) SC Cleared
10 7 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (13.46%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (13.46%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (13.46%) SLA
10 7 (13.46%) Telecoms
10 7 (13.46%) Finance
10 7 (13.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 6 (11.54%) ITSM
11 6 (11.54%) HP
11 6 (11.54%) MCSE
12 5 (9.62%) PRINCE2
12 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Project
12 5 (9.62%) Dell
12 5 (9.62%) MS Exchange
12 5 (9.62%) Project Management
12 5 (9.62%) Service Management
12 5 (9.62%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (9.62%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (9.62%) Mandarin Language

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 9 (17.31%) SharePoint
2 5 (9.62%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (9.62%) MS Exchange
3 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (5.77%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 11 (21.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (13.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (7.69%) MS Visio
5 2 (3.85%) Acrobat
6 1 (1.92%) FrameMaker
6 1 (1.92%) Photoshop
6 1 (1.92%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 16 (30.77%) Office 365
2 3 (5.77%) G Suite
2 3 (5.77%) GCP
2 3 (5.77%) Google Drive
3 1 (1.92%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.69%) Intranet
2 3 (5.77%) LAN
2 3 (5.77%) Wireless
3 2 (3.85%) Firewall
3 2 (3.85%) Internet
3 2 (3.85%) Network Security
3 2 (3.85%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (1.92%) 3G
4 1 (1.92%) 4G
4 1 (1.92%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (1.92%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.92%) GSM
4 1 (1.92%) LTE
4 1 (1.92%) SAN
4 1 (1.92%) Skype
4 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.92%) VPN
4 1 (1.92%) WAN
4 1 (1.92%) WCDMA
4 1 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.92%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (1.92%) GIS
Development Applications
1 4 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 7 (13.46%) Finance
1 7 (13.46%) Telecoms
2 5 (9.62%) Mandarin Language
3 3 (5.77%) German Language
3 3 (5.77%) Italian Language
4 2 (3.85%) Billing
5 1 (1.92%) Electronics
5 1 (1.92%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (32.69%) Analyst
2 12 (23.08%) Desktop Support
3 7 (13.46%) 1st Line Support
3 7 (13.46%) Support Analyst
4 5 (9.62%) Business Analyst
4 5 (9.62%) Coordinator
4 5 (9.62%) Desktop Analyst
4 5 (9.62%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 4 (7.69%) Service Analyst
5 4 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (7.69%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) IT Support
6 3 (5.77%) Project Coordinator
7 2 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (3.85%) Administrator
7 2 (3.85%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.85%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
7 2 (3.85%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.46%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (13.46%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (9.62%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.77%) Robotics
5 2 (3.85%) CMDB
5 2 (3.85%) Replication
6 1 (1.92%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.92%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.92%) PDA
6 1 (1.92%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.92%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 26 (50.00%) Windows
2 14 (26.92%) Windows 10
3 11 (21.15%) Windows 7
4 4 (7.69%) Windows 8
5 3 (5.77%) Windows Server
6 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.85%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.92%) Linux
7 1 (1.92%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.92%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.92%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (19.23%) Problem-Solving
2 6 (11.54%) ITSM
3 5 (9.62%) PRINCE2
3 5 (9.62%) Project Management
3 5 (9.62%) Service Management
4 4 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (7.69%) ITIL
4 4 (7.69%) Project Delivery
4 4 (7.69%) Workflow
5 3 (5.77%) Analytics
5 3 (5.77%) Artificial Intelligence
5 3 (5.77%) Change Control
5 3 (5.77%) Computer Science
5 3 (5.77%) Decision-Making
5 3 (5.77%) Document Management
5 3 (5.77%) Incident Management
5 3 (5.77%) Information Security
5 3 (5.77%) Robotic Process Automation
5 3 (5.77%) Software Delivery
5 3 (5.77%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.92%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (17.31%) Security Cleared
2 8 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 7 (13.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (11.54%) MCSE
5 4 (7.69%) Degree
6 3 (5.77%) ISEB
7 2 (3.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.92%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.92%) CCNA
8 1 (1.92%) CCNP
8 1 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.92%) Master's Degree
8 1 (1.92%) MCDST
8 1 (1.92%) MCP
8 1 (1.92%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.92%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.46%) SLA
2 3 (5.77%) PMO
3 2 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.92%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (1.92%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (1.92%) P3O
4 1 (1.92%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 15 (28.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.92%) Firmware
2 1 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) SCCM
2 1 (1.92%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (1.92%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (1.92%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 36 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.54%) HP
3 5 (9.62%) Dell
4 4 (7.69%) Oracle
5 3 (5.77%) Citrix
5 3 (5.77%) Facebook
5 3 (5.77%) Google
5 3 (5.77%) Lotus
5 3 (5.77%) Remedy
5 3 (5.77%) VMware
6 2 (3.85%) 3PAR
6 2 (3.85%) Adobe
6 2 (3.85%) BMC
6 2 (3.85%) Juniper
6 2 (3.85%) Niku
6 2 (3.85%) Palo Alto
7 1 (1.92%) Cisco
7 1 (1.92%) Ericsson
7 1 (1.92%) Nortel
7 1 (1.92%) Peregrine