Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 29 32
Rank change year-on-year -14 +3 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 156 200 255
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.96% 5.30% 5.14%
As % of the Applications category 35.94% 40.65% 45.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 79 95
Berkshire median daily rate £325 £263 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.81% -12.50% -
10th Percentile £103 £124 £144
90th Percentile £500 £450 £450
South East median daily rate £300 £313 £300
% change year-on-year -4.00% +4.17% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 44 59
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £9.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.63% -24.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £11.25 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £20.80 £32.83 £20.42
South East median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.04
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.31% +3.96%

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 434 492 563
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 11.02% 13.05% 11.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 167 239
Berkshire median daily rate £375 £320 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.19% -1.54% +8.33%
10th Percentile £141 £164 £159
90th Percentile £500 £471 £450
South East median daily rate £360 £348 £325
% change year-on-year +3.60% +6.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 65 70
Berkshire median hourly rate £16.25 £13.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +4.00% -20.84%
10th Percentile £11.38 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £45.25 £30.00 £20.58
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% - +3.45%

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 May 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 23 May 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 23 May 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 -15 78 £325 +22.64% 14
Slough +4 14 £200 -20.00% 1
Bracknell -11 10 £300 +33.33% 3
Newbury -13 9 £450 +130.77%
Windsor +8 5 - -
Maidenhead -17 4 £175 -35.19% 5
Wokingham -1 3 - -
Microsoft Office
South East

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 90 (57.69%) Microsoft
2 56 (35.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 48 (30.77%) Finance
4 43 (27.56%) Telecoms
5 42 (26.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 42 (26.92%) Windows
6 40 (25.64%) Project Management
7 32 (20.51%) Degree
8 30 (19.23%) Mandarin Language
8 30 (19.23%) Active Directory
9 25 (16.03%) Office 365
9 25 (16.03%) Analytical Skills
10 24 (15.38%) Self-Motivation
11 23 (14.74%) Problem-Solving
12 20 (12.82%) Cloud Computing
13 19 (12.18%) Security Cleared
13 19 (12.18%) MS Visio
14 18 (11.54%) Customer-Centricity
15 17 (10.90%) SQL
15 17 (10.90%) Agile Software Development
16 15 (9.62%) Microsoft Project
16 15 (9.62%) SharePoint
16 15 (9.62%) HP
16 15 (9.62%) Windows Server
16 15 (9.62%) Windows 7
17 14 (8.97%) Windows 10
17 14 (8.97%) PMO
18 13 (8.33%) SC Cleared
18 13 (8.33%) Cisco
18 13 (8.33%) Workflow

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 15 (9.62%) SharePoint
2 10 (6.41%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.21%) CMS
3 5 (3.21%) IIS
3 5 (3.21%) Skype for Business
4 4 (2.56%) Confluence
4 4 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.92%) GroupWise
6 1 (0.64%) Apache
6 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.64%) Kentico
6 1 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 56 (35.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 42 (26.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 19 (12.18%) MS Visio
4 15 (9.62%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (2.56%) Acrobat
5 4 (2.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (2.56%) Photoshop
6 3 (1.92%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (1.92%) InDesign
7 2 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.64%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 4 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (2.56%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (1.28%) SAP SD
2 2 (1.28%) SessionCam
3 1 (0.64%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.64%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.64%) SAP CS
3 1 (0.64%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.64%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.64%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.64%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.64%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 25 (16.03%) Office 365
2 20 (12.82%) Cloud Computing
3 12 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (3.85%) IaaS
4 6 (3.85%) PaaS
5 4 (2.56%) NuGet
5 4 (2.56%) OneDrive
5 4 (2.56%) SaaS
6 2 (1.28%) Google Analytics
6 2 (1.28%) Yammer
7 1 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.69%) DNS
1 12 (7.69%) Firewall
2 11 (7.05%) VPN
3 9 (5.77%) WAN
4 8 (5.13%) TCP/IP
5 7 (4.49%) Internet
5 7 (4.49%) Skype
6 5 (3.21%) LAN
7 4 (2.56%) DHCP
7 4 (2.56%) IP Telephony
7 4 (2.56%) SAN
8 3 (1.92%) IPsec
9 2 (1.28%) NAS
9 2 (1.28%) Network Security
9 2 (1.28%) OSPF
9 2 (1.28%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (1.28%) SNMP
9 2 (1.28%) VRRP
9 2 (1.28%) WLAN
10 1 (0.64%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.05%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.56%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.64%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.64%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.64%) MySQL
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.64%) Power BI
3 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 8 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
1 8 (5.13%) Visual Studio
2 6 (3.85%) JIRA
3 4 (2.56%) Eclipse
3 4 (2.56%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.56%) HP UFT
3 4 (2.56%) Maven
3 4 (2.56%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (2.56%) Selenium
3 4 (2.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (2.56%) TeamCity
4 3 (1.92%) StarTeam
General
1 48 (30.77%) Finance
2 43 (27.56%) Telecoms
3 30 (19.23%) Mandarin Language
4 8 (5.13%) French Language
4 8 (5.13%) Marketing
4 8 (5.13%) Retail
5 6 (3.85%) German Language
6 4 (2.56%) Billing
7 2 (1.28%) Advertising
7 2 (1.28%) Automotive
7 2 (1.28%) Czech Language
7 2 (1.28%) Legal
7 2 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.64%) Back Office
8 1 (0.64%) Digital Economy
8 1 (0.64%) Electronics
8 1 (0.64%) Games
8 1 (0.64%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.64%) Military
Job Titles
1 24 (15.38%) Analyst
2 16 (10.26%) Coordinator
3 13 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 12 (7.69%) Administrator
4 12 (7.69%) Project Assistant
4 12 (7.69%) Project Coordinator
5 10 (6.41%) Project Manager
6 9 (5.77%) Desktop Support
7 8 (5.13%) Developer
8 7 (4.49%) Consultant
9 6 (3.85%) IT Support
9 6 (3.85%) Service Analyst
10 5 (3.21%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 5 (3.21%) 2nd Line Support
10 5 (3.21%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 5 (3.21%) Architect
10 5 (3.21%) IT Analyst
10 5 (3.21%) Service Desk Analyst
11 4 (2.56%) Desktop Engineer
11 4 (2.56%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.13%) .NET
2 5 (3.21%) HTML
3 4 (2.56%) .NET Core
3 4 (2.56%) ASP.NET
3 4 (2.56%) CSS
3 4 (2.56%) REST
4 3 (1.92%) Web Services
4 3 (1.92%) XML
5 2 (1.28%) Apache Flex
6 1 (0.64%) EDI
6 1 (0.64%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 25 (16.03%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (15.38%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (6.41%) User Experience
4 7 (4.49%) Replication
4 7 (4.49%) Social Media
5 6 (3.85%) Computer Science
6 5 (3.21%) Data Centre
6 5 (3.21%) Video Editing
7 4 (2.56%) Animation
7 4 (2.56%) Graphic Design
7 4 (2.56%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.92%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.28%) CCTV
9 2 (1.28%) Clustering
9 2 (1.28%) Handset
9 2 (1.28%) PKI
9 2 (1.28%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.64%) Robotics
10 1 (0.64%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 42 (26.92%) Windows
2 15 (9.62%) Windows 7
2 15 (9.62%) Windows Server
3 14 (8.97%) Windows 10
4 12 (7.69%) Linux
5 11 (7.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (5.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (5.77%) Windows XP
7 6 (3.85%) Unix
8 4 (2.56%) Mac OS
8 4 (2.56%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.64%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.64%) OS/2
10 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.64%) Solaris
10 1 (0.64%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (25.64%) Project Management
2 23 (14.74%) Problem-Solving
3 18 (11.54%) Customer-Centricity
4 17 (10.90%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (8.33%) Workflow
6 12 (7.69%) Change Management
6 12 (7.69%) SDLC
7 11 (7.05%) PRINCE2
8 9 (5.77%) Change Control
8 9 (5.77%) Migration
9 8 (5.13%) Analytics
9 8 (5.13%) CRM
9 8 (5.13%) Programme Management
10 7 (4.49%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (3.85%) Data Migration
11 6 (3.85%) ERP
11 6 (3.85%) Project Governance
11 6 (3.85%) Web Analytics
12 5 (3.21%) Test Automation
12 5 (3.21%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (10.90%) SQL
2 8 (5.13%) C#
2 8 (5.13%) Java
3 6 (3.85%) JavaScript
3 6 (3.85%) PowerShell
4 4 (2.56%) C++
4 4 (2.56%) CQL
4 4 (2.56%) VBScript
5 1 (0.64%) C
Qualifications
1 32 (20.51%) Degree
2 19 (12.18%) Security Cleared
3 13 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 12 (7.69%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.28%) ACCA
5 2 (1.28%) CIMA
5 2 (1.28%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.28%) ISEB
5 2 (1.28%) SAP Certification
6 1 (0.64%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.64%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.64%) MCSE
6 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.64%) PMP
6 1 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.97%) PMO
2 6 (3.85%) SLA
3 5 (3.21%) QA
4 4 (2.56%) ISO 9001
4 4 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.28%) IFRS
6 1 (0.64%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.64%) P3O
System Software
1 30 (19.23%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.49%) vSphere
3 6 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.21%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.56%) XenApp
6 2 (1.28%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.64%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 5 (3.21%) HP ALM
1 5 (3.21%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.56%) Opsview
3 3 (1.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (1.92%) SCCM
4 2 (1.28%) SCOM
5 1 (0.64%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.64%) WSUS
Vendors
1 90 (57.69%) Microsoft
2 15 (9.62%) HP
3 13 (8.33%) Cisco
4 10 (6.41%) Adobe
4 10 (6.41%) VMware
5 6 (3.85%) SAP
6 4 (2.56%) Citrix
6 4 (2.56%) Serena
7 3 (1.92%) Borland
7 3 (1.92%) Google
7 3 (1.92%) Huawei
7 3 (1.92%) Lumension
7 3 (1.92%) Oracle
8 2 (1.28%) Concur
8 2 (1.28%) Maxymiser
8 2 (1.28%) Okta
8 2 (1.28%) Optimizely
8 2 (1.28%) SonicWALL
8 2 (1.28%) Tableau
8 2 (1.28%) Veeam