Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 35 31
Rank change year-on-year -5 -4 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 162 190 246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 4.17% 4.76% 5.44%
As % of the Applications category 35.76% 39.58% 48.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 44 81
Berkshire median daily rate £313 £250 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -16.67% +13.74%
10th Percentile £110 £125 £128
90th Percentile £500 £494 £500
South East median daily rate £303 £300 £275
% change year-on-year +0.83% +9.09% -9.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 39 55
Berkshire median hourly rate £16.10 £12.40 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.84% -0.80% -3.85%
10th Percentile £11.25 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £26.35 £22.80 £21.33
South East median hourly rate £13.70 £13.00 £14.45
% change year-on-year +5.38% -10.03% +3.21%

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 453 480 510
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 11.67% 12.02% 11.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 185 208
Berkshire median daily rate £373 £325 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.77% -1.52% +10.00%
10th Percentile £125 £125 £166
90th Percentile £488 £488 £488
South East median daily rate £375 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +10.29% +6.25% -1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 62 73
Berkshire median hourly rate £18.00 £14.75 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.03% +13.46% -13.33%
10th Percentile £11.25 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £27.40 £35.72 £23.65
South East median hourly rate £14.00 £15.29 £15.25
% change year-on-year -8.41% +0.23% +1.67%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -14 75 £350 +40.00% 15
Slough +7 16 £135 -3.57% 2
Bracknell -1 16 £270 +2.86% 2
Maidenhead -12 8 £400 +73.91% 5
Newbury -3 6 - - 1
Wokingham -12 6 £280 +29.33%
Microsoft Office
South East

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 106 (65.43%) Microsoft
2 76 (46.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 59 (36.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 57 (35.19%) Finance
5 41 (25.31%) Telecoms
6 36 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
7 34 (20.99%) Degree
8 32 (19.75%) Project Management
9 31 (19.14%) Windows
9 31 (19.14%) Agile Software Development
10 28 (17.28%) Workflow
11 24 (14.81%) Customer-Centricity
11 24 (14.81%) Self-Motivation
11 24 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
12 23 (14.20%) Office 365
12 23 (14.20%) Mandarin Language
13 20 (12.35%) MS Visio
14 19 (11.73%) SAP
14 19 (11.73%) Oracle
15 18 (11.11%) Active Directory
15 18 (11.11%) PMO
16 14 (8.64%) SharePoint
17 13 (8.02%) PRINCE2
17 13 (8.02%) Analytics
18 12 (7.41%) Cloud Computing
19 10 (6.17%) SLA
19 10 (6.17%) Change Control
20 9 (5.56%) Social Media
20 9 (5.56%) Windows 10
20 9 (5.56%) Management Information System

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 14 (8.64%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.70%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.47%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (1.23%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.62%) Confluence
5 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 76 (46.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 59 (36.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 20 (12.35%) MS Visio
4 7 (4.32%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (2.47%) Acrobat
6 3 (1.85%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (1.23%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (1.23%) InDesign
7 2 (1.23%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (2.47%) Eloqua
2 2 (1.23%) SessionCam
2 2 (1.23%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.62%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 23 (14.20%) Office 365
2 12 (7.41%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (3.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.09%) SaaS
4 4 (2.47%) OneDrive
5 2 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.23%) G Suite
5 2 (1.23%) Google Analytics
5 2 (1.23%) PaaS
6 1 (0.62%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.94%) DNS
2 7 (4.32%) DHCP
2 7 (4.32%) VPN
3 4 (2.47%) Firewall
3 4 (2.47%) Skype
4 3 (1.85%) LAN
4 3 (1.85%) SAN
4 3 (1.85%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.85%) WAN
5 2 (1.23%) IPsec
5 2 (1.23%) Network Security
5 2 (1.23%) WLAN
6 1 (0.62%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.62%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.62%) NAS
6 1 (0.62%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.62%) RNC
6 1 (0.62%) SSH
6 1 (0.62%) VLAN
6 1 (0.62%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.47%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (1.85%) Qlik Sense
3 2 (1.23%) GIS
3 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.23%) QGIS
4 1 (0.62%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (4.32%) JIRA
2 1 (0.62%) HP UFT
2 1 (0.62%) MSI
2 1 (0.62%) Selenium
2 1 (0.62%) Toad
General
1 57 (35.19%) Finance
2 41 (25.31%) Telecoms
3 23 (14.20%) Mandarin Language
4 8 (4.94%) Marketing
5 7 (4.32%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (3.70%) French Language
6 6 (3.70%) Legal
7 5 (3.09%) Retail
8 4 (2.47%) German Language
9 2 (1.23%) Advertising
9 2 (1.23%) Automotive
9 2 (1.23%) Banking
9 2 (1.23%) Electronics
9 2 (1.23%) Games
10 1 (0.62%) Billing
10 1 (0.62%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.62%) Local Government
10 1 (0.62%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 31 (19.14%) Coordinator
2 20 (12.35%) Analyst
2 20 (12.35%) Project Coordinator
3 10 (6.17%) Desktop Support
4 8 (4.94%) Project Manager
5 7 (4.32%) Administrator
5 7 (4.32%) Support Analyst
6 6 (3.70%) Architect
6 6 (3.70%) Communications Specialist
6 6 (3.70%) Project Assistant
6 6 (3.70%) Support Engineer
7 5 (3.09%) 1st Line Support
7 5 (3.09%) IT Support
7 5 (3.09%) Service Analyst
7 5 (3.09%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (2.47%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 4 (2.47%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (2.47%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (2.47%) Marketing Manager
8 4 (2.47%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.23%) Apache Flex
1 2 (1.23%) HTML
2 1 (0.62%) CGI
2 1 (0.62%) JSON
2 1 (0.62%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 36 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (14.81%) Self-Motivation
3 9 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 9 (5.56%) Social Media
4 6 (3.70%) Replication
5 5 (3.09%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.09%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.47%) CCTV
6 4 (2.47%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.85%) Life Science
8 2 (1.23%) Clustering
8 2 (1.23%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.23%) Handset
8 2 (1.23%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.62%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.62%) HP Storage
9 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Licensing
9 1 (0.62%) Photography
9 1 (0.62%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.62%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 31 (19.14%) Windows
2 9 (5.56%) Windows 10
3 8 (4.94%) Windows 7
4 6 (3.70%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.85%) Linux
5 3 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.23%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.62%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.62%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.62%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.62%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (19.75%) Project Management
2 31 (19.14%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (17.28%) Workflow
4 24 (14.81%) Customer-Centricity
4 24 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
5 13 (8.02%) Analytics
5 13 (8.02%) PRINCE2
6 10 (6.17%) Change Control
7 9 (5.56%) Change Management
8 8 (4.94%) Coaching
8 8 (4.94%) Cybersecurity
8 8 (4.94%) Data Entry
8 8 (4.94%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (4.32%) Logistics
9 7 (4.32%) Migration
10 6 (3.70%) B2C
10 6 (3.70%) CRM
10 6 (3.70%) E-Commerce
10 6 (3.70%) ITIL
10 6 (3.70%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.56%) SQL
2 3 (1.85%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.23%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.62%) C
4 1 (0.62%) Java
4 1 (0.62%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 34 (20.99%) Degree
2 7 (4.32%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (2.47%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.85%) ACCA
5 3 (1.85%) CIMA
5 3 (1.85%) DBS Check
6 2 (1.23%) MCITP
6 2 (1.23%) MCSE
6 2 (1.23%) MCTS
6 2 (1.23%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.62%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.62%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.62%) HP MASE
7 1 (0.62%) ISEB
7 1 (0.62%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.62%) NVQ Level 3
7 1 (0.62%) PMP
7 1 (0.62%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (11.11%) PMO
2 10 (6.17%) SLA
3 4 (2.47%) Data Quality
3 4 (2.47%) QA
4 2 (1.23%) P3O
System Software
1 18 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.47%) BitLocker
3 2 (1.23%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.62%) FreeRADIUS
4 1 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.62%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (4.94%) SCCM
2 3 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.62%) SCOM
4 1 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 106 (65.43%) Microsoft
2 19 (11.73%) Oracle
2 19 (11.73%) SAP
3 8 (4.94%) Aruba
4 7 (4.32%) HP
4 7 (4.32%) VMware
5 6 (3.70%) Adobe
5 6 (3.70%) ServiceNow
6 5 (3.09%) Cisco
7 4 (2.47%) Huawei
7 4 (2.47%) Okta
7 4 (2.47%) Remedy
8 3 (1.85%) Concur
8 3 (1.85%) Google
9 2 (1.23%) Apple
9 2 (1.23%) Cadence
9 2 (1.23%) ESRI
9 2 (1.23%) MicroStrategy
9 2 (1.23%) SonicWALL
9 2 (1.23%) Veeam