Period
to 19 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for Microsoft Excel skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Excel over the 6 months to 19 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 Excel
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 20 38
Rank change year-on-year -6 +18 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 89 98 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 6.13% 7.75% 4.53%
As % of the Applications category 51.15% 49.25% 33.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 25 24
Reading median daily rate £400 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.52% -10.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £175 £137 £147
90th Percentile £445 £417 £535
Berkshire median daily rate £375 £275 £331
% change year-on-year +36.36% -16.98% +11.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 13
Reading median hourly rate £12.00 £15.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.58% -22.50% +74.29%
10th Percentile £11.50 £14.25 £16.36
90th Percentile £12.50 £78.50 £24.35
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.75 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year +33.87% - +35.08%

Microsoft Excel 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 Reading with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 174 199 218
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 11.98% 15.74% 13.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 59 94
Reading median daily rate £375 £338 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £133 £130 £137
90th Percentile £464 £450 £493
Berkshire median daily rate £373 £325 £330
% change year-on-year +14.77% -1.52% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 36 41
Reading median hourly rate £12.25 £15.00 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.33% +57.89% -55.92%
10th Percentile £10.93 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £20.30 £26.59 £21.33
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.75 £15.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year +18.33% +15.38% -13.33%

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing Microsoft Excel as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Excel in Reading

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Excel in Reading

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in Reading over the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in Reading

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Excel in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Excel 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 Reading region with a requirement for Microsoft Excel.

1 46 (51.69%) Microsoft
2 41 (46.07%) Finance
3 40 (44.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 35 (39.33%) Telecoms
4 35 (39.33%) Microsoft Office
5 31 (34.83%) Degree
6 26 (29.21%) Project Management
7 24 (26.97%) Workflow
8 15 (16.85%) MS Visio
8 15 (16.85%) Mandarin Language
8 15 (16.85%) Self-Motivation
9 13 (14.61%) Analytical Skills
9 13 (14.61%) ITIL
9 13 (14.61%) Oracle
10 12 (13.48%) Project Planning
10 12 (13.48%) Data Centre
10 12 (13.48%) Computer Science
10 12 (13.48%) Customer Requirements
11 11 (12.36%) Cloud Computing
12 10 (11.24%) Data Centre Operations
12 10 (11.24%) PMI
12 10 (11.24%) PMP
12 10 (11.24%) PMI Certification
13 9 (10.11%) Marketing
13 9 (10.11%) Cybersecurity
13 9 (10.11%) Customer-Centricity
14 8 (8.99%) Problem-Solving
14 8 (8.99%) SAP
14 8 (8.99%) SQL
15 7 (7.87%) SLA

Microsoft Excel
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 4 (4.49%) Oracle Workflow
1 4 (4.49%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.12%) Apache
Applications
1 40 (44.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 35 (39.33%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (16.85%) MS Visio
4 6 (6.74%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (2.25%) Acrobat
5 2 (2.25%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (2.25%) InDesign
5 2 (2.25%) Photoshop
6 1 (1.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (4.49%) Eloqua
2 2 (2.25%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (2.25%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (1.12%) NetSuite
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.36%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.25%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.49%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.25%) Power BI
2 2 (2.25%) QlikView
2 2 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.12%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.12%) MS Access
3 1 (1.12%) MySQL
3 1 (1.12%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (1.12%) JIRA
General
1 41 (46.07%) Finance
2 35 (39.33%) Telecoms
3 15 (16.85%) Mandarin Language
4 9 (10.11%) Marketing
5 5 (5.62%) Retail
6 4 (4.49%) Legal
7 2 (2.25%) Advertising
7 2 (2.25%) Banking
7 2 (2.25%) French Language
7 2 (2.25%) German Language
8 1 (1.12%) Billing
Job Titles
1 17 (19.10%) Analyst
1 17 (19.10%) Coordinator
2 15 (16.85%) Project Coordinator
3 9 (10.11%) Data Centre Engineer
3 9 (10.11%) Project Engineer
4 8 (8.99%) Project Manager
5 5 (5.62%) Marketing Manager
5 5 (5.62%) Project Assistant
6 4 (4.49%) Functional Tester
6 4 (4.49%) Operations Manager
6 4 (4.49%) Tester
7 3 (3.37%) Administrator
7 3 (3.37%) Business Change Manager
7 3 (3.37%) Excel Analyst
7 3 (3.37%) Systems Analyst
8 2 (2.25%) Financial Analyst
8 2 (2.25%) Sales and Marketing Manager
8 2 (2.25%) Sales Operations Manager
8 2 (2.25%) Software Sales Manager
8 2 (2.25%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.37%) .NET
2 2 (2.25%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.12%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.12%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.85%) Self-Motivation
2 13 (14.61%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (13.48%) Computer Science
3 12 (13.48%) Data Centre
4 10 (11.24%) PMI
5 5 (5.62%) Virtual Team
6 3 (3.37%) Driving Licence
6 3 (3.37%) User Experience
7 2 (2.25%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.25%) Replication
8 1 (1.12%) PACS
8 1 (1.12%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.12%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (29.21%) Project Management
2 24 (26.97%) Workflow
3 13 (14.61%) ITIL
4 12 (13.48%) Customer Requirements
4 12 (13.48%) Project Planning
5 10 (11.24%) Data Centre Operations
6 9 (10.11%) Customer-Centricity
6 9 (10.11%) Cybersecurity
7 8 (8.99%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (7.87%) Data Analysis
9 6 (6.74%) Analytics
9 6 (6.74%) CRM
9 6 (6.74%) Data Entry
10 5 (5.62%) Actionable Insight
10 5 (5.62%) Mathematics
10 5 (5.62%) PRINCE2
11 4 (4.49%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (4.49%) B2B
11 4 (4.49%) Change Management
11 4 (4.49%) Marketing Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.99%) SQL
2 4 (4.49%) VB
3 3 (3.37%) VBA
4 2 (2.25%) C
4 2 (2.25%) C#
4 2 (2.25%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.25%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.12%) PHP
Qualifications
1 31 (34.83%) Degree
2 10 (11.24%) PMI Certification
2 10 (11.24%) PMP
3 2 (2.25%) HNC
4 1 (1.12%) ACCA
4 1 (1.12%) CIMA
4 1 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.12%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.12%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.12%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.87%) SLA
2 4 (4.49%) Data Quality
2 4 (4.49%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 46 (51.69%) Microsoft
2 13 (14.61%) Oracle
3 8 (8.99%) SAP
4 3 (3.37%) BT
5 2 (2.25%) Adobe
5 2 (2.25%) IFS
5 2 (2.25%) Remedy
6 1 (1.12%) CA
6 1 (1.12%) Cadence
6 1 (1.12%) Capita
6 1 (1.12%) Huawei
6 1 (1.12%) IBM
6 1 (1.12%) Samsung
6 1 (1.12%) ServiceNow