Period
to 23 October 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 October 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 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 38 45 36
Rank change year-on-year +7 -9 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 195 157 170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 5.02% 3.98% 4.23%
As % of the Applications category 44.93% 34.58% 34.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 50 39
Berkshire median daily rate £211 £308 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.30% +23.00% -11.11%
10th Percentile £105 £119 £120
90th Percentile £525 £496 £512
South East median daily rate £318 £276 £275
% change year-on-year +15.16% +0.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 25 38
Berkshire median hourly rate £27.50 £16.10 £12.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.81% +29.84% +30.53%
10th Percentile £12.87 £11.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £84.65 £26.35 £19.86
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £13.95 £13.85
% change year-on-year +18.28% +0.72% -1.07%

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 434 454 494
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 11.17% 11.51% 12.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 198 192
Berkshire median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69% +3.59%
10th Percentile £141 £129 £125
90th Percentile £523 £488 £493
South East median daily rate £350 £375 £338
% change year-on-year -6.67% +11.11% +5.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 28 66
Berkshire median hourly rate £25.75 £17.05 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.03% +13.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £13.05 £11.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £83.75 £25.68 £35.68
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% -3.23% -3.13%

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 October 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 October 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 October 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 +7 98 £201 -40.37% 28
Bracknell +11 19 £200 -25.93% 6
Newbury -1 11 £160 +25.49% 6
Maidenhead +8 6 £383 -4.38% 3
Slough +4 5 £153 +10.91% 6
Wokingham +3 2 - - 2
Microsoft Office
South East

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 140 (71.79%) Microsoft
2 80 (41.03%) Windows
3 75 (38.46%) Office 365
4 61 (31.28%) Microsoft Excel
5 60 (30.77%) Security Cleared
6 52 (26.67%) SC Cleared
7 50 (25.64%) Degree
8 47 (24.10%) Azure
9 45 (23.08%) Active Directory
10 43 (22.05%) Internet
10 43 (22.05%) Telecoms
10 43 (22.05%) SaaS
11 42 (21.54%) IaaS
12 41 (21.03%) PaaS
12 41 (21.03%) VPN
13 40 (20.51%) Windows 10
14 37 (18.97%) DNS
15 36 (18.46%) TCP/IP
15 36 (18.46%) Firewall
16 35 (17.95%) Project Management
16 35 (17.95%) Self-Motivation
17 34 (17.44%) ITIL
17 34 (17.44%) Finance
17 34 (17.44%) Windows 7
17 34 (17.44%) Computer Science
18 31 (15.90%) Web Services
18 31 (15.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
18 31 (15.90%) Reverse Proxy
19 30 (15.38%) Re-Platforming
20 29 (14.87%) NAS

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 (12.31%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.56%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (1.54%) IBM Notes
3 3 (1.54%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.03%) ArcGIS
4 2 (1.03%) CMS
4 2 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.03%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.51%) Confluence
5 1 (0.51%) Documentum
5 1 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.51%) Headless CMS
5 1 (0.51%) IIS
5 1 (0.51%) nginx
5 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
Applications
1 61 (31.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (15.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 22 (11.28%) MS Visio
4 8 (4.10%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.51%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.51%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.51%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 3 (1.54%) Eloqua
2 2 (1.03%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.03%) Primavera
2 2 (1.03%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.03%) SAP MDG
2 2 (1.03%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.51%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 75 (38.46%) Office 365
2 47 (24.10%) Azure
3 43 (22.05%) SaaS
4 42 (21.54%) IaaS
5 41 (21.03%) PaaS
6 23 (11.79%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 10 (5.13%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (4.10%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (1.03%) Adobe Analytics
9 2 (1.03%) AWS
9 2 (1.03%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.51%) G Suite
10 1 (0.51%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.51%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 43 (22.05%) Internet
2 41 (21.03%) VPN
3 37 (18.97%) DNS
4 36 (18.46%) Firewall
4 36 (18.46%) TCP/IP
5 31 (15.90%) Reverse Proxy
6 29 (14.87%) NAS
6 29 (14.87%) SAN
7 14 (7.18%) WAN
8 8 (4.10%) LAN
8 8 (4.10%) MPLS
9 7 (3.59%) BGP
10 6 (3.08%) IPsec
10 6 (3.08%) Wireless
11 5 (2.56%) 2G
11 5 (2.56%) 3G
11 5 (2.56%) 4G
11 5 (2.56%) Remote Desktop
12 4 (2.05%) RNC
12 4 (2.05%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.13%) Azure SQL Database
1 10 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (2.56%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.05%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.03%) Essbase
4 2 (1.03%) GIS
4 2 (1.03%) PowerPivot
4 2 (1.03%) QGIS
5 1 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.51%) MySQL
5 1 (0.51%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 10 (5.13%) Visual Studio Team System
2 7 (3.59%) JIRA
3 1 (0.51%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.51%) JMeter
3 1 (0.51%) Selenium
General
1 43 (22.05%) Telecoms
2 34 (17.44%) Finance
3 9 (4.62%) Mandarin Language
4 6 (3.08%) Retail
5 5 (2.56%) Automotive
5 5 (2.56%) Marketing
6 4 (2.05%) Public Sector
7 3 (1.54%) Banking
7 3 (1.54%) Electronics
8 2 (1.03%) French Language
8 2 (1.03%) German Language
8 2 (1.03%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.03%) Polish Language
8 2 (1.03%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.51%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.51%) Legal
9 1 (0.51%) Local Government
9 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 33 (16.92%) Architect
2 27 (13.85%) Analyst
3 22 (11.28%) Coordinator
4 18 (9.23%) Project Coordinator
5 16 (8.21%) Azure Architect
6 14 (7.18%) Desktop Support
7 13 (6.67%) Support Engineer
8 12 (6.15%) 2nd Line Support
9 11 (5.64%) Cloud Architect
10 10 (5.13%) Azure Engineer
11 9 (4.62%) Cloud Engineer
11 9 (4.62%) Junior
11 9 (4.62%) Service Analyst
11 9 (4.62%) Service Desk Analyst
12 8 (4.10%) 1st/2nd Line Support
12 8 (4.10%) Solutions Architect
13 7 (3.59%) Business Analyst
13 7 (3.59%) Designer
14 6 (3.08%) Administrator
15 5 (2.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (15.90%) Web Services
2 6 (3.08%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (1.54%) Middleware
4 2 (1.03%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.51%) CSS
5 1 (0.51%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.51%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (17.95%) Self-Motivation
2 25 (12.82%) Replication
3 19 (9.74%) Hybrid Cloud
4 17 (8.72%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (8.21%) Data Centre
6 14 (7.18%) Management Information System
7 11 (5.64%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (4.10%) CMDB
8 8 (4.10%) Data Structures
8 8 (4.10%) iPhone
9 7 (3.59%) Client/Server
10 6 (3.08%) BYOD
11 4 (2.05%) Microsoft Licensing
11 4 (2.05%) Social Media
12 3 (1.54%) Fat Client
12 3 (1.54%) Mobile App
12 3 (1.54%) Thin Client
12 3 (1.54%) User Experience
12 3 (1.54%) Virtual Team
13 2 (1.03%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 80 (41.03%) Windows
2 40 (20.51%) Windows 10
3 34 (17.44%) Windows 7
4 17 (8.72%) Windows Server
5 13 (6.67%) Linux
6 11 (5.64%) Windows 8
7 10 (5.13%) Android
8 9 (4.62%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (3.59%) Mac OS
9 7 (3.59%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (2.05%) Apple iOS
11 4 (2.05%) Solaris
12 3 (1.54%) Windows XP
13 2 (1.03%) Windows 2000
13 2 (1.03%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (1.03%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (17.95%) Project Management
2 34 (17.44%) Computer Science
2 34 (17.44%) ITIL
3 30 (15.38%) Re-Platforming
4 27 (13.85%) Disaster Recovery
4 27 (13.85%) ERP
5 24 (12.31%) Information Security
6 23 (11.79%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (11.28%) Problem-Solving
8 21 (10.77%) Non-Functional Testing
8 21 (10.77%) SOA
9 19 (9.74%) Change Management
9 19 (9.74%) Workflow
10 18 (9.23%) Analytics
10 18 (9.23%) Problem Management
11 17 (8.72%) Stakeholder Management
12 15 (7.69%) Project Delivery
12 15 (7.69%) TOGAF
13 14 (7.18%) Service Management
14 13 (6.67%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (11.79%) PowerShell
2 21 (10.77%) SQL
3 5 (2.56%) T-SQL
4 3 (1.54%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.51%) C
5 1 (0.51%) Java
Qualifications
1 60 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 52 (26.67%) SC Cleared
3 50 (25.64%) Degree
4 17 (8.72%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (6.15%) MCSE
6 10 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (4.10%) CCNP
7 8 (4.10%) TOGAF Certification
8 4 (2.05%) CCNA
8 4 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (2.05%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.54%) Master's Degree
10 2 (1.03%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.03%) HNC
10 2 (1.03%) PMP
10 2 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (1.03%) SAP Certification
11 1 (0.51%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.51%) CBAP
11 1 (0.51%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.18%) SLA
2 11 (5.64%) QA
3 7 (3.59%) COBIT
4 6 (3.08%) PMO
5 4 (2.05%) Data Quality
6 2 (1.03%) NCSC
7 1 (0.51%) GxP
System Software
1 45 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.03%) NDS
3 2 (1.03%) NetIQ eDirectory
4 1 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 13 (6.67%) Single Sign-On
2 10 (5.13%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (4.10%) SCCM
4 4 (2.05%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.03%) ServiceCenter
5 2 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.51%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.51%) Ansible
6 1 (0.51%) Kibana
6 1 (0.51%) logstash
6 1 (0.51%) Nessus
6 1 (0.51%) WSUS
Vendors
1 140 (71.79%) Microsoft
2 23 (11.79%) Workday
3 16 (8.21%) Oracle
4 15 (7.69%) HP
4 15 (7.69%) Remedy
5 8 (4.10%) Apple
5 8 (4.10%) Cisco
5 8 (4.10%) ComArch
5 8 (4.10%) SAP
5 8 (4.10%) TIBCO
6 7 (3.59%) Huawei
7 6 (3.08%) Dell
7 6 (3.08%) Juniper
7 6 (3.08%) VMware
8 4 (2.05%) Adobe
8 4 (2.05%) Ariba
8 4 (2.05%) Aruba
8 4 (2.05%) CheckPoint
8 4 (2.05%) Tableau
9 3 (1.54%) Ericsson