Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 31 29
Rank change year-on-year -17 -2 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 149 184 260
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.76% 4.90% 5.26%
As % of the Applications category 32.75% 38.41% 47.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 59 87
Berkshire median daily rate £300 £250 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -16.67% -
10th Percentile £104 £123 £114
90th Percentile £500 £450 £450
South East median daily rate £300 £313 £288
% change year-on-year -4.23% +8.96% -7.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 48 50
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £9.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.89% -24.00% -13.79%
10th Percentile £11.25 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £26.20 £28.05 £21.33
South East median hourly rate £14.43 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +3.07% -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 455 479 547
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 11.47% 12.75% 11.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 160 217
Berkshire median daily rate £375 £310 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.97% -6.06% +10.00%
10th Percentile £140 £130 £140
90th Percentile £500 £488 £464
South East median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.00% +7.69% -1.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 72 66
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -7.14% -11.34%
10th Percentile £11.25 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £41.85 £19.45 £23.50
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +13.33% -3.23% +6.90%

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 17 July 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 -25 67 £205 -12.77% 13
Bracknell -8 14 £300 +14.29% 2
Slough -8 11 £275 +96.43%
Newbury -9 9 £450 +246.15% 2
Maidenhead -13 8 £400 +6.67% 3
Wokingham -6 4 - - 3
Windsor +1 2 - - 1
Microsoft Office
South East

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 92 (61.74%) Microsoft
2 51 (34.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 49 (32.89%) Finance
4 43 (28.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 41 (27.52%) Project Management
6 37 (24.83%) Telecoms
7 36 (24.16%) Windows
8 31 (20.81%) Degree
9 28 (18.79%) Active Directory
10 27 (18.12%) Analytical Skills
11 26 (17.45%) Office 365
12 21 (14.09%) Mandarin Language
13 20 (13.42%) Agile Software Development
13 20 (13.42%) Self-Motivation
14 18 (12.08%) Workflow
15 17 (11.41%) MS Visio
15 17 (11.41%) SharePoint
16 16 (10.74%) Problem-Solving
17 15 (10.07%) Change Management
17 15 (10.07%) Microsoft Project
17 15 (10.07%) SQL
18 14 (9.40%) PMO
19 13 (8.72%) Customer-Centricity
19 13 (8.72%) Windows Server
19 13 (8.72%) Analytics
19 13 (8.72%) Windows 10
19 13 (8.72%) PRINCE2
19 13 (8.72%) Cisco
20 12 (8.05%) HP
20 12 (8.05%) Security Cleared

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 (11.41%) SharePoint
2 10 (6.71%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.36%) CMS
3 5 (3.36%) Skype for Business
4 4 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.01%) GroupWise
6 2 (1.34%) ArcGIS
6 2 (1.34%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.67%) Apache
7 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.67%) IIS
7 1 (0.67%) Kentico
7 1 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 51 (34.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 43 (28.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 17 (11.41%) MS Visio
4 15 (10.07%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (3.36%) Acrobat
6 4 (2.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (2.68%) Photoshop
7 3 (2.01%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (2.01%) InDesign
8 2 (1.34%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.67%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 4 (2.68%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (2.68%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (1.34%) Eloqua
2 2 (1.34%) SAP SD
2 2 (1.34%) SessionCam
3 1 (0.67%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.67%) SAP CS
3 1 (0.67%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 26 (17.45%) Office 365
2 11 (7.38%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (6.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (4.03%) OneDrive
5 5 (3.36%) SaaS
6 2 (1.34%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.34%) Google Analytics
6 2 (1.34%) Yammer
7 1 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.67%) IaaS
7 1 (0.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.38%) DNS
1 11 (7.38%) VPN
2 9 (6.04%) Skype
3 7 (4.70%) DHCP
3 7 (4.70%) Firewall
3 7 (4.70%) WAN
4 6 (4.03%) Internet
5 4 (2.68%) IP Telephony
6 3 (2.01%) LAN
6 3 (2.01%) SAN
6 3 (2.01%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.34%) IPsec
7 2 (1.34%) Network Security
7 2 (1.34%) WLAN
8 1 (0.67%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.67%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (0.67%) SSH
8 1 (0.67%) VLAN
8 1 (0.67%) Wireless
8 1 (0.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.70%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.01%) Qlik Sense
3 2 (1.34%) GIS
3 2 (1.34%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.34%) QGIS
4 1 (0.67%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.67%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.67%) Power BI
4 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (2.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 4 (2.68%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (2.68%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.01%) JIRA
3 1 (0.67%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.67%) Selenium
General
1 49 (32.89%) Finance
2 37 (24.83%) Telecoms
3 21 (14.09%) Mandarin Language
4 8 (5.37%) French Language
4 8 (5.37%) Marketing
5 6 (4.03%) German Language
5 6 (4.03%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (4.03%) Retail
6 2 (1.34%) Advertising
6 2 (1.34%) Automotive
6 2 (1.34%) Billing
6 2 (1.34%) Czech Language
6 2 (1.34%) Games
6 2 (1.34%) Legal
7 1 (0.67%) Banking
7 1 (0.67%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.67%) Military
Job Titles
1 19 (12.75%) Analyst
2 16 (10.74%) Coordinator
3 10 (6.71%) Project Coordinator
4 9 (6.04%) Administrator
4 9 (6.04%) Desktop Support
4 9 (6.04%) Project Assistant
4 9 (6.04%) Support Engineer
5 8 (5.37%) Consultant
5 8 (5.37%) Project Manager
6 6 (4.03%) Architect
6 6 (4.03%) Service Analyst
7 5 (3.36%) Communications Specialist
7 5 (3.36%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (3.36%) Support Consultant
8 4 (2.68%) Analytics Manager
8 4 (2.68%) Designer
8 4 (2.68%) Desktop Engineer
8 4 (2.68%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 4 (2.68%) IT Support
8 4 (2.68%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.03%) HTML
2 4 (2.68%) .NET
2 4 (2.68%) ASP.NET
2 4 (2.68%) CSS
3 2 (1.34%) Apache Flex
3 2 (1.34%) Web Services
4 1 (0.67%) CGI
4 1 (0.67%) EDI
4 1 (0.67%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 27 (18.12%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (13.42%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (8.05%) Social Media
4 8 (5.37%) Replication
5 6 (4.03%) Computer Science
5 6 (4.03%) User Experience
6 5 (3.36%) Data Centre
6 5 (3.36%) Management Information System
6 5 (3.36%) Video Editing
7 4 (2.68%) Animation
7 4 (2.68%) Graphic Design
7 4 (2.68%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.68%) Virtual Team
8 3 (2.01%) Life Science
8 3 (2.01%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.34%) CCTV
9 2 (1.34%) Handset
10 1 (0.67%) Clustering
10 1 (0.67%) e-Learning
10 1 (0.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 36 (24.16%) Windows
2 13 (8.72%) Windows 10
2 13 (8.72%) Windows Server
3 8 (5.37%) Windows 7
3 8 (5.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (4.70%) Linux
5 6 (4.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (4.03%) Windows XP
6 5 (3.36%) Unix
6 5 (3.36%) Windows 8
7 4 (2.68%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.67%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.67%) OS/2
8 1 (0.67%) Solaris
8 1 (0.67%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (27.52%) Project Management
2 20 (13.42%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (12.08%) Workflow
4 16 (10.74%) Problem-Solving
5 15 (10.07%) Change Management
6 13 (8.72%) Analytics
6 13 (8.72%) Customer-Centricity
6 13 (8.72%) PRINCE2
7 10 (6.71%) CRM
8 9 (6.04%) Migration
9 8 (5.37%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (4.70%) Change Control
10 7 (4.70%) Programme Management
11 6 (4.03%) Coaching
11 6 (4.03%) ERP
11 6 (4.03%) Web Analytics
12 5 (3.36%) B2C
12 5 (3.36%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (3.36%) Data Migration
12 5 (3.36%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 15 (10.07%) SQL
2 6 (4.03%) JavaScript
3 4 (2.68%) C#
4 2 (1.34%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.67%) C
5 1 (0.67%) Java
5 1 (0.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (20.81%) Degree
2 12 (8.05%) Security Cleared
3 9 (6.04%) SC Cleared
4 7 (4.70%) DV Cleared
5 5 (3.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.34%) DBS Check
6 2 (1.34%) MCITP
6 2 (1.34%) MCSE
6 2 (1.34%) MCTS
6 2 (1.34%) SAP Certification
7 1 (0.67%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.67%) ACCA
7 1 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.67%) CIMA
7 1 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.67%) ISEB
7 1 (0.67%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.67%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.40%) PMO
2 6 (4.03%) QA
3 5 (3.36%) SLA
4 2 (1.34%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.34%) P3O
5 1 (0.67%) IFRS
System Software
1 28 (18.79%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.36%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.68%) BitLocker
3 4 (2.68%) vSphere
3 4 (2.68%) XenApp
4 2 (1.34%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.67%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 5 (3.36%) HP ALM
1 5 (3.36%) SCCM
2 2 (1.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (1.34%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.34%) SCOM
3 1 (0.67%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 92 (61.74%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.72%) Cisco
3 12 (8.05%) HP
4 11 (7.38%) Adobe
5 7 (4.70%) Oracle
6 6 (4.03%) VMware
7 5 (3.36%) SAP
8 4 (2.68%) Citrix
8 4 (2.68%) Okta
8 4 (2.68%) Serena
9 3 (2.01%) Concur
9 3 (2.01%) Google
9 3 (2.01%) Huawei
10 2 (1.34%) Cadence
10 2 (1.34%) Capita
10 2 (1.34%) ESRI
10 2 (1.34%) Informatica
10 2 (1.34%) MicroStrategy
10 2 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (1.34%) SonicWALL