Period
to 23 April 2019

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 April 2019 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 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 55 42 36
Rank change year-on-year -13 -6 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 158 164 185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.66% 4.07% 4.82%
As % of the Applications category 33.05% 36.28% 38.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 56 77
Berkshire median daily rate £375 £325 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +30.00% -21.88%
10th Percentile £135 £103 £122
90th Percentile £509 £544 £450
South East median daily rate £325 £300 £328
% change year-on-year +8.33% -8.40% +9.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 18 40
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £16.25 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.62% +71.05% -22.95%
10th Percentile £13.05 £11.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £28.50 £20.11 £39.68
South East median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -3.23% +6.90% +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 478 452 484
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 11.06% 11.23% 12.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 153 176
Berkshire median daily rate £388 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.16% +12.31% -
10th Percentile £190 £150 £165
90th Percentile £513 £538 £453
South East median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +4.17% +2.86% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 30 60
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.81 £14.50 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.00% +18.37% -3.16%
10th Percentile £13.05 £11.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £31.38 £43.45 £30.00
South East median hourly rate £15.95 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -8.86% +16.67% -

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 23 April 2019.

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 April 2019.

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 April 2019. 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 -17 68 £425 +30.77% 2
Newbury +15 19 £375 +25.00%
Bracknell -2 18 £183 -39.17% 1
Slough -3 14 £350 +75.00% 2
Maidenhead +1 3 - -
Windsor -4 2 £438 -
Wokingham -9 1 - -
Ascot - 1 £135 -
Microsoft Office
South East

For the 6 months to 23 April 2019, 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.

1 117 (74.05%) Microsoft
2 61 (38.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 55 (34.81%) Office 365
4 47 (29.75%) Windows
5 36 (22.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 33 (20.89%) Telecoms
7 31 (19.62%) Self-Motivation
8 30 (18.99%) Finance
9 28 (17.72%) Microsoft Azure
10 27 (17.09%) Security Cleared
11 26 (16.46%) Active Directory
11 26 (16.46%) Windows 10
12 25 (15.82%) Project Management
12 25 (15.82%) PowerShell
13 24 (15.19%) SharePoint
14 22 (13.92%) DNS
15 21 (13.29%) SC Cleared
16 19 (12.03%) Internet
16 19 (12.03%) Firewall
17 16 (10.13%) Disaster Recovery
17 16 (10.13%) VPN
17 16 (10.13%) Degree
18 15 (9.49%) Analytical Skills
18 15 (9.49%) PMO
19 14 (8.86%) SaaS
19 14 (8.86%) Cloud Computing
19 14 (8.86%) TCP/IP
19 14 (8.86%) Microsoft Project
20 13 (8.23%) Windows Server
21 12 (7.59%) Problem-Solving

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 24 (15.19%) SharePoint
2 8 (5.06%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.27%) Confluence
3 2 (1.27%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.63%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.63%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 61 (38.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 36 (22.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 14 (8.86%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (5.70%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.27%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.63%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.63%) Siemens NX
6 1 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.27%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (1.27%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 55 (34.81%) Office 365
2 28 (17.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (8.86%) Cloud Computing
3 14 (8.86%) SaaS
4 9 (5.70%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (5.06%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 5 (3.16%) IaaS
6 5 (3.16%) PaaS
7 3 (1.90%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (1.27%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (1.27%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.63%) G Suite
9 1 (0.63%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 22 (13.92%) DNS
2 19 (12.03%) Firewall
2 19 (12.03%) Internet
3 16 (10.13%) VPN
4 14 (8.86%) TCP/IP
5 11 (6.96%) Reverse Proxy
6 10 (6.33%) Skype
7 9 (5.70%) NAS
7 9 (5.70%) SAN
8 7 (4.43%) Intranet
9 6 (3.80%) DHCP
10 5 (3.16%) LAN
10 5 (3.16%) WAN
11 3 (1.90%) Structured Cabling
12 2 (1.27%) 3G
12 2 (1.27%) 4G
12 2 (1.27%) 5G
12 2 (1.27%) MPLS
12 2 (1.27%) SMTP
12 2 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.53%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.90%) Oracle Database
2 3 (1.90%) PowerPivot
3 2 (1.27%) Qlik Sense
3 2 (1.27%) QlikView
4 1 (0.63%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.63%) GIS
Development Applications
1 6 (3.80%) JIRA
2 3 (1.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (1.90%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.90%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.27%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle APEX
General
1 33 (20.89%) Telecoms
2 30 (18.99%) Finance
3 11 (6.96%) Mandarin Language
4 7 (4.43%) Legal
5 6 (3.80%) Retail
6 5 (3.16%) Billing
7 4 (2.53%) Electronics
7 4 (2.53%) French Language
7 4 (2.53%) German Language
7 4 (2.53%) Polish Language
8 3 (1.90%) Spanish Language
9 2 (1.27%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.63%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.63%) Local Government
10 1 (0.63%) Marketing
10 1 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 37 (23.42%) Analyst
2 17 (10.76%) Coordinator
3 12 (7.59%) Project Coordinator
3 12 (7.59%) Project Manager
4 10 (6.33%) Administrator
4 10 (6.33%) Architect
4 10 (6.33%) Business Analyst
5 9 (5.70%) Junior
6 8 (5.06%) IT Support
7 7 (4.43%) Field Engineer
7 7 (4.43%) Support Analyst
8 6 (3.80%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (3.80%) Consultant
8 6 (3.80%) IT Engineer
8 6 (3.80%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (3.16%) Desktop Support
9 5 (3.16%) Junior Project Coordinator
9 5 (3.16%) Rollout Engineer
9 5 (3.16%) Windows Engineer
10 4 (2.53%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.59%) Web Services
2 9 (5.70%) .NET
3 7 (4.43%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.90%) CSS
4 3 (1.90%) HTML
5 2 (1.27%) SAP Core Interface
6 1 (0.63%) Middleware
6 1 (0.63%) OAuth
6 1 (0.63%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (19.62%) Self-Motivation
2 15 (9.49%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (6.33%) Replication
4 9 (5.70%) Public Cloud
5 8 (5.06%) Mobile App
5 8 (5.06%) PMI
5 8 (5.06%) Social Media
6 7 (4.43%) Management Information System
6 7 (4.43%) Microsoft Licensing
7 6 (3.80%) Private Cloud
8 4 (2.53%) Driving Licence
8 4 (2.53%) iPhone
8 4 (2.53%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.90%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (1.27%) BYOD
10 2 (1.27%) Life Science
10 2 (1.27%) User Experience
11 1 (0.63%) PKI
11 1 (0.63%) Reference Data
11 1 (0.63%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 47 (29.75%) Windows
2 26 (16.46%) Windows 10
3 13 (8.23%) Windows Server
4 12 (7.59%) Windows 7
5 6 (3.80%) Android
6 5 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.53%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.27%) Linux
8 2 (1.27%) Mac OS
8 2 (1.27%) Unix
9 1 (0.63%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (15.82%) Project Management
2 16 (10.13%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (7.59%) Problem-Solving
3 12 (7.59%) Workflow
4 11 (6.96%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (6.33%) Time Management
6 9 (5.70%) Computer Science
6 9 (5.70%) Mobile Device Management
7 8 (5.06%) Analytics
7 8 (5.06%) ITIL
7 8 (5.06%) Service Management
8 7 (4.43%) Customer-Centricity
8 7 (4.43%) Matrix Organization
8 7 (4.43%) Migration
8 7 (4.43%) PRINCE2
8 7 (4.43%) Software Licensing
8 7 (4.43%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (3.80%) Decision-Making
9 6 (3.80%) Programme Management
9 6 (3.80%) Source to Pay
Programming Languages
1 25 (15.82%) PowerShell
2 12 (7.59%) SQL
3 6 (3.80%) Java
3 6 (3.80%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.53%) C#
5 3 (1.90%) Ruby
6 2 (1.27%) C
7 1 (0.63%) C++
7 1 (0.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (17.09%) Security Cleared
2 21 (13.29%) SC Cleared
3 16 (10.13%) Degree
4 12 (7.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (6.96%) DV Cleared
6 8 (5.06%) PMI Certification
7 4 (2.53%) MCSE
8 3 (1.90%) CISSP
8 3 (1.90%) CompTIA Security+
8 3 (1.90%) MCITP
8 3 (1.90%) MCSA
8 3 (1.90%) MCTS
9 2 (1.27%) HND
10 1 (0.63%) ACCA
10 1 (0.63%) CCNA
10 1 (0.63%) CIMA
10 1 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.63%) CNE
10 1 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.63%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.49%) PMO
2 11 (6.96%) QA
3 3 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.90%) SLA
4 2 (1.27%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.63%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.63%) P3O
5 1 (0.63%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 26 (16.46%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.63%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.63%) XenApp
3 1 (0.63%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (6.33%) SCCM
2 8 (5.06%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (3.80%) AirWatch
4 4 (2.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (1.90%) HP ALM
6 2 (1.27%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (1.27%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 117 (74.05%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.06%) Oracle
3 7 (4.43%) Cisco
4 5 (3.16%) Apttus
4 5 (3.16%) HP
4 5 (3.16%) JD Edwards
4 5 (3.16%) MobileIron
5 4 (2.53%) Ariba
5 4 (2.53%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (2.53%) SAP
6 3 (1.90%) Adobe
6 3 (1.90%) Apple
6 3 (1.90%) CA Agile Central
6 3 (1.90%) ClickTale
6 3 (1.90%) Maxymiser
6 3 (1.90%) MicroStrategy
6 3 (1.90%) Optimizely
6 3 (1.90%) Remedy
6 3 (1.90%) Serena
6 3 (1.90%) Tableau