The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for MS Office skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office
South East / Berkshire
Rank 31 33 29
Rank change year-on-year +2 -4  
Contract jobs citing MS Office 90 121 163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 4.96% 4.92% 5.56%
As % of the Applications category 34.62% 39.67% 39.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 45 52
Median daily rate £246 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.91% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £137 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £288 £275
% change year-on-year +4.16% +4.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 18 17
Median hourly rate £9.50 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.62% -10.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.55 £15.50 £13.06
% change year-on-year -12.59% +18.72%  

MS Office is in the software application skills category. The next 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.

Contract Software Application Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 260 305 418
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 14.34% 12.39% 14.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 129 188
Median daily rate £306 £320 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.29% +2.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £127 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +1.51% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 25 27
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -17.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £19.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.30 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -7.30% +13.79%  

MS Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing MS Office as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for MS Office in Berkshire

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MS Office in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Office in Berkshire

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Office in Berkshire over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Office in Berkshire

MS Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Office in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Office in Berkshire

MS Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Office in Berkshire over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MS Office in Berkshire

MS 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 MS Office within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +14 50 £245 -38.75% 8
Maidenhead -1 10 £235 +49.20% 1
Bracknell -2 10 £150 -60.52%
Slough +10 6 £300 +3.44%
Newbury +2 4 £300 - 1
Windsor - 1 £153 -
MS Office
South East

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS Office also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 120 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 70 (41.67%) MS Excel
3 43 (25.60%) Telecoms
4 34 (20.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 30 (17.86%) Finance
6 27 (16.07%) Degree
6 27 (16.07%) Project Management
7 25 (14.88%) GIS
7 25 (14.88%) Windows
8 24 (14.29%) SAP
9 19 (11.31%) Oracle
10 16 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
11 14 (8.33%) Security Cleared
11 14 (8.33%) Active Directory
12 13 (7.74%) SQL
12 13 (7.74%) Coaching
13 12 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
14 11 (6.55%) QA
14 11 (6.55%) SharePoint
14 11 (6.55%) Office 365
15 10 (5.95%) MS Exchange
16 9 (5.36%) Cybersecurity
16 9 (5.36%) Windows 7
17 8 (4.76%) Data Entry
17 8 (4.76%) Spreadsheet
17 8 (4.76%) 4G
17 8 (4.76%) Data Centre
17 8 (4.76%) Windows 10
17 8 (4.76%) 3G
17 8 (4.76%) ERP

MS Office
Top Related 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 11 (6.55%) SharePoint
2 10 (5.95%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.19%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.60%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 70 (41.67%) MS Excel
2 34 (20.24%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (4.76%) MS Project
3 8 (4.76%) MS Visio
3 8 (4.76%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.19%) Maya
4 2 (1.19%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.60%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.60%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 3 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.79%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.19%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.60%) Primavera
3 1 (0.60%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.60%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.60%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.55%) Office 365
2 3 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.19%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.60%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.76%) 3G
1 8 (4.76%) 4G
1 8 (4.76%) LAN
2 6 (3.57%) LTE
2 6 (3.57%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.98%) Firewall
4 4 (2.38%) DWDM
4 4 (2.38%) SAN
4 4 (2.38%) VPN
5 3 (1.79%) DHCP
5 3 (1.79%) DNS
5 3 (1.79%) IP Telephony
5 3 (1.79%) NAS
5 3 (1.79%) Network Security
5 3 (1.79%) Skype
5 3 (1.79%) UMTS
5 3 (1.79%) WAN
6 2 (1.19%) Unified Communications
6 2 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.19%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (14.88%) GIS
2 7 (4.17%) MS Access
3 4 (2.38%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.60%) Essbase
4 1 (0.60%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (1.19%) Dreamweaver
1 2 (1.19%) JIRA
1 2 (1.19%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (1.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (1.19%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.60%) MSI
General
1 43 (25.60%) Telecoms
2 30 (17.86%) Finance
3 5 (2.98%) Military
4 4 (2.38%) Mandarin Language
4 4 (2.38%) Marketing
4 4 (2.38%) Retail
5 3 (1.79%) Legal
5 3 (1.79%) Publishing
6 2 (1.19%) Advertising
6 2 (1.19%) Billing
6 2 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.60%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.60%) Avionics
7 1 (0.60%) French Language
7 1 (0.60%) German Language
7 1 (0.60%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.60%) Law
7 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.60%) Polish Language
7 1 (0.60%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 25 (14.88%) Data Technician
1 25 (14.88%) GIS Technician
2 22 (13.10%) Analyst
3 19 (11.31%) Administrator
4 12 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 10 (5.95%) Coordinator
6 8 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (4.76%) Consultant
6 8 (4.76%) Project Administrator
6 8 (4.76%) Project Manager
6 8 (4.76%) Trainer
7 7 (4.17%) Data Analyst
7 7 (4.17%) IT Support
7 7 (4.17%) Project Coordinator
7 7 (4.17%) SAP Analyst
8 5 (2.98%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 5 (2.98%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (2.98%) Junior
8 5 (2.98%) Project Assistant
8 5 (2.98%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.19%) .NET
1 2 (1.19%) ASP.NET
1 2 (1.19%) HTML
1 2 (1.19%) WebCenter
2 1 (0.60%) COM
2 1 (0.60%) EDI
2 1 (0.60%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 5 (2.98%) Driving Licence
4 4 (2.38%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.38%) Virtual Team
5 3 (1.79%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.79%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.19%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.19%) IVR
6 2 (1.19%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.19%) W3C
7 1 (0.60%) Clustering
7 1 (0.60%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.60%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.60%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 25 (14.88%) Windows
2 9 (5.36%) Windows 7
3 8 (4.76%) Windows 10
4 6 (3.57%) Windows Server
4 6 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (2.98%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (2.38%) Linux
7 3 (1.79%) Android
7 3 (1.79%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.79%) Windows 8
7 3 (1.79%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.19%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.19%) Solaris
8 2 (1.19%) Unix
9 1 (0.60%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (16.07%) Project Management
2 13 (7.74%) Coaching
3 12 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (5.36%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (4.76%) Data Entry
5 8 (4.76%) ERP
5 8 (4.76%) Workflow
6 7 (4.17%) Change Management
6 7 (4.17%) PRINCE2
7 6 (3.57%) CRM
7 6 (3.57%) Matrix Organization
7 6 (3.57%) People Management
8 5 (2.98%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (2.98%) Case Management
8 5 (2.98%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (2.98%) Line Management
8 5 (2.98%) SAP Security
8 5 (2.98%) Time Management
9 4 (2.38%) Quality Management
9 4 (2.38%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (7.74%) SQL
2 4 (2.38%) C
2 4 (2.38%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.79%) VBA
4 2 (1.19%) C#
4 2 (1.19%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.60%) Perl
Qualifications
1 27 (16.07%) Degree
2 14 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.17%) CIPD
3 7 (4.17%) HND
3 7 (4.17%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.38%) ECDL
5 4 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (1.79%) A+ Certification
6 3 (1.79%) CCNP
6 3 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.79%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.79%) PMP
7 2 (1.19%) CCNA
7 2 (1.19%) HNC
7 2 (1.19%) MCSA
7 2 (1.19%) MCSE
7 2 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.19%) SCSA
7 2 (1.19%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.55%) QA
2 7 (4.17%) PMO
3 6 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (2.98%) SLA
5 1 (0.60%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.60%) GAAP
5 1 (0.60%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 14 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.19%) XenApp
3 1 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.60%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (2.98%) SCCM
2 2 (1.19%) Netcool
3 1 (0.60%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.60%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (0.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.60%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.60%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 1 (0.60%) Netcool/Webtop
3 1 (0.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.60%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.60%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 1 (0.60%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 120 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 24 (14.29%) SAP
3 19 (11.31%) Oracle
4 6 (3.57%) HP
5 5 (2.98%) Ariba
5 5 (2.98%) Remedy
6 4 (2.38%) Citrix
6 4 (2.38%) Tableau
7 3 (1.79%) Apple
7 3 (1.79%) BMC
7 3 (1.79%) Cisco
7 3 (1.79%) Concur
7 3 (1.79%) Huawei
7 3 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.79%) Veritas
8 2 (1.19%) Adobe
8 2 (1.19%) Samsung
8 2 (1.19%) Serena
8 2 (1.19%) Sun
8 2 (1.19%) VMware