Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 28 48 41
Rank change year-on-year +20 -7 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 173 163 173
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 5.67% 3.89% 4.33%
As % of the Applications category 48.87% 32.93% 36.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 60 59
Berkshire median daily rate £189 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -48.99% +13.85% +18.18%
10th Percentile £105 £135 £118
90th Percentile £499 £488 £588
South East median daily rate £260 £275 £300
% change year-on-year -5.45% -8.33% -4.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 17 19
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.16 £17.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.94% +17.24% +52.63%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.85 £10.36
90th Percentile £82.50 £27.35 £23.20
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +7.14%

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 354 495 476
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 11.61% 11.83% 11.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 204 170
Berkshire median daily rate £275 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.67% +15.38% +4.75%
10th Percentile £120 £175 £134
90th Percentile £459 £509 £502
South East median daily rate £325 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -13.33% +7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 31 40
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +13.33% +27.66%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.25 £11.17
90th Percentile £82.50 £31.00 £36.07
South East median hourly rate £17.08 £16.00 £16.62
% change year-on-year +6.75% -3.70% +10.77%

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 23 February 2020.

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 23 February 2020.

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 23 February 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 +19 101 £155 -61.25% 17
Bracknell +29 17 £525 +94.44% 7
Slough +2 9 £155 -56.49% 3
Maidenhead +18 7 £500 +2.04% 4
Newbury -16 6 £161 -57.00% 1
Wokingham +4 1 £135 - 1
Ascot - 1 - -
Microsoft Office
South East

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 121 (69.94%) Microsoft
2 80 (46.24%) Windows
3 57 (32.95%) Office 365
4 51 (29.48%) Active Directory
5 42 (24.28%) Security Cleared
6 39 (22.54%) Windows 10
7 38 (21.97%) Microsoft Excel
8 35 (20.23%) Windows 7
9 33 (19.08%) Telecoms
10 29 (16.76%) SC Cleared
10 29 (16.76%) Problem-Solving
11 28 (16.18%) SharePoint
12 26 (15.03%) Degree
13 25 (14.45%) Self-Motivation
14 24 (13.87%) Internet
15 22 (12.72%) Service Management
15 22 (12.72%) MS Visio
15 22 (12.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
15 22 (12.72%) Agile Software Development
15 22 (12.72%) IaaS
16 21 (12.14%) PowerShell
16 21 (12.14%) SCCM
17 20 (11.56%) Firewall
17 20 (11.56%) Disaster Recovery
17 20 (11.56%) Web Services
17 20 (11.56%) ITIL
17 20 (11.56%) Microsoft Certification
17 20 (11.56%) Finance
17 20 (11.56%) Azure
18 19 (10.98%) SaaS

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 28 (16.18%) SharePoint
2 13 (7.51%) MS Exchange
3 12 (6.94%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (5.20%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (4.62%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (1.73%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.16%) CMS
7 2 (1.16%) Confluence
8 1 (0.58%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.58%) Drupal
8 1 (0.58%) Headless CMS
8 1 (0.58%) IIS
Applications
1 38 (21.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (12.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 22 (12.72%) MS Visio
3 18 (10.40%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.73%) Acrobat
5 2 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.58%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.58%) Figma
Business Applications
1 4 (2.31%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.16%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.58%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.58%) SAP MDG
3 1 (0.58%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 57 (32.95%) Office 365
2 22 (12.72%) IaaS
3 20 (11.56%) Azure
4 19 (10.98%) SaaS
5 18 (10.40%) PaaS
6 10 (5.78%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 5 (2.89%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (2.89%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (2.31%) G Suite
9 2 (1.16%) Adobe Analytics
9 2 (1.16%) GCP
9 2 (1.16%) Google Drive
10 1 (0.58%) AWS
10 1 (0.58%) Cloudflare
10 1 (0.58%) GitHub
10 1 (0.58%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.58%) GoToWebinar
10 1 (0.58%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.58%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.58%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 24 (13.87%) Internet
2 20 (11.56%) Firewall
3 19 (10.98%) DNS
3 19 (10.98%) VPN
4 17 (9.83%) TCP/IP
5 16 (9.25%) SAN
6 15 (8.67%) NAS
6 15 (8.67%) Reverse Proxy
7 8 (4.62%) Skype
8 7 (4.05%) Intranet
9 5 (2.89%) 2G
9 5 (2.89%) 3G
9 5 (2.89%) 4G
9 5 (2.89%) LAN
10 4 (2.31%) 5G
10 4 (2.31%) Radio Access Network
10 4 (2.31%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (2.31%) RNC
10 4 (2.31%) WAN
11 3 (1.73%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.89%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (1.73%) Oracle Database
2 3 (1.73%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.58%) GIS
3 1 (0.58%) QGIS
3 1 (0.58%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (2.89%) JIRA
1 5 (2.89%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (0.58%) Artifactory
2 1 (0.58%) Jenkins
General
1 33 (19.08%) Telecoms
2 20 (11.56%) Finance
3 8 (4.62%) Mandarin Language
4 5 (2.89%) Legal
5 4 (2.31%) Electronics
6 3 (1.73%) Retail
7 2 (1.16%) Billing
7 2 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.16%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.58%) Automotive
8 1 (0.58%) Banking
8 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.58%) Marketing
8 1 (0.58%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 36 (20.81%) Analyst
2 21 (12.14%) Support Engineer
3 19 (10.98%) Architect
4 18 (10.40%) Desktop Support
5 17 (9.83%) Service Analyst
5 17 (9.83%) Service Desk Analyst
6 13 (7.51%) Business Analyst
6 13 (7.51%) IT Support
7 12 (6.94%) 2nd Line Support
7 12 (6.94%) Junior
8 11 (6.36%) Coordinator
9 10 (5.78%) Project Coordinator
10 9 (5.20%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 8 (4.62%) 1st Line Support
11 8 (4.62%) IT Engineer
12 7 (4.05%) 1st/2nd Line Support
12 7 (4.05%) Desktop Engineer
12 7 (4.05%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 7 (4.05%) IT Support Engineer
13 6 (3.47%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (11.56%) Web Services
2 3 (1.73%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (1.16%) HTML
4 1 (0.58%) .NET
4 1 (0.58%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.58%) CSS
4 1 (0.58%) REST
4 1 (0.58%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (14.45%) Self-Motivation
2 13 (7.51%) Replication
3 12 (6.94%) Hybrid Cloud
4 10 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (4.62%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (4.05%) CMDB
6 7 (4.05%) Data Structures
6 7 (4.05%) Management Information System
6 7 (4.05%) Social Media
7 6 (3.47%) iPhone
8 5 (2.89%) BYOD
9 4 (2.31%) CCTV
9 4 (2.31%) Data Centre
9 4 (2.31%) Driving Licence
9 4 (2.31%) Mobile App
9 4 (2.31%) User Experience
10 3 (1.73%) Blackberry
10 3 (1.73%) PDA
10 3 (1.73%) PKI
10 3 (1.73%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 80 (46.24%) Windows
2 39 (22.54%) Windows 10
3 35 (20.23%) Windows 7
4 17 (9.83%) Windows Server
5 10 (5.78%) Android
6 9 (5.20%) Linux
7 7 (4.05%) Mac OS
7 7 (4.05%) Windows 8
8 6 (3.47%) Apple iOS
8 6 (3.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (3.47%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (2.89%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.73%) Windows 2000
10 3 (1.73%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.16%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (16.76%) Problem-Solving
2 22 (12.72%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (12.72%) Service Management
3 20 (11.56%) Disaster Recovery
3 20 (11.56%) ITIL
4 19 (10.98%) Computer Science
5 18 (10.40%) Migration
5 18 (10.40%) Project Management
6 17 (9.83%) Information Security
7 13 (7.51%) Change Management
7 13 (7.51%) Incident Management
8 12 (6.94%) ERP
8 12 (6.94%) Non-Functional Testing
8 12 (6.94%) Project Delivery
9 11 (6.36%) Analytics
9 11 (6.36%) ITSM
9 11 (6.36%) SOA
10 10 (5.78%) Network Management
10 10 (5.78%) PRINCE2
10 10 (5.78%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 21 (12.14%) PowerShell
2 13 (7.51%) SQL
3 8 (4.62%) VB
4 4 (2.31%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.16%) C
Qualifications
1 42 (24.28%) Security Cleared
2 29 (16.76%) SC Cleared
3 26 (15.03%) Degree
4 20 (11.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (7.51%) MCSE
6 7 (4.05%) DV Cleared
6 7 (4.05%) TOGAF Certification
7 5 (2.89%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (2.89%) MCP
7 5 (2.89%) PMI Certification
8 4 (2.31%) A+ Certification
9 3 (1.73%) CCNA
9 3 (1.73%) CCNP
9 3 (1.73%) Master's Degree
9 3 (1.73%) PMP
10 2 (1.16%) ISEB
10 2 (1.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.16%) MCDST
10 2 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (1.16%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.94%) SLA
2 7 (4.05%) PMO
3 5 (2.89%) QA
4 1 (0.58%) GAMP
4 1 (0.58%) GDPR
4 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.58%) P3O
System Software
1 51 (29.48%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.62%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.58%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.58%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.58%) NFS
4 1 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.58%) VMFS
4 1 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.58%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.58%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (12.14%) SCCM
2 7 (4.05%) Single Sign-On
3 5 (2.89%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (1.73%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.73%) ServiceCenter
4 3 (1.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (1.73%) WSUS
5 1 (0.58%) Ansible
5 1 (0.58%) HP NNM
5 1 (0.58%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (0.58%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.58%) HP UCMDB
5 1 (0.58%) Nagios
5 1 (0.58%) Netcool
5 1 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.58%) Puppet
5 1 (0.58%) SCOM
5 1 (0.58%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.58%) TeamSite
5 1 (0.58%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 121 (69.94%) Microsoft
2 16 (9.25%) Remedy
3 13 (7.51%) HP
4 12 (6.94%) Citrix
5 11 (6.36%) VMware
6 10 (5.78%) Workday
7 8 (4.62%) Oracle
8 7 (4.05%) ComArch
8 7 (4.05%) TIBCO
9 5 (2.89%) Adobe
9 5 (2.89%) Apple
10 4 (2.31%) Dell
10 4 (2.31%) Google
10 4 (2.31%) Huawei
10 4 (2.31%) SAP
11 3 (1.73%) Bomgar
11 3 (1.73%) Ericsson
11 3 (1.73%) Lotus
11 3 (1.73%) Peregrine
12 2 (1.16%) Tableau