Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 31 36
Rank change year-on-year +4 +5 -13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 71 74 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 5.66% 5.31% 4.93%
As % of the Applications category 42.26% 34.42% 43.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 37 56
Reading median daily rate £363 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70% +22.73%
10th Percentile £82 £125 £211
90th Percentile £525 £450 £450
Berkshire median daily rate £257 £325 £295
% change year-on-year -21.08% +10.17% +7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 7
Reading median hourly rate £15.00 £18.25 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.81% +46.00% -30.56%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.00 £10.76
90th Percentile £15.83 £27.38 £20.93
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £12.40
% change year-on-year - +24.97% -27.04%

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 168 215 218
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 13.40% 15.42% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 71 99
Reading median daily rate £375 £265 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.51% -11.67% -7.69%
10th Percentile £129 £163 £175
90th Percentile £508 £450 £476
Berkshire median daily rate £325 £307 £300
% change year-on-year +6.04% +2.17% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 33 43
Reading median hourly rate £13.00 £9.50 £11.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.84% -17.21% -32.50%
10th Percentile £10.88 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £17.75 £19.71 £21.55
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £10.15 £12.40
% change year-on-year +47.78% -18.16% -22.48%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 48 (67.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 38 (53.52%) Telecoms
3 36 (50.70%) Microsoft Office
4 33 (46.48%) Microsoft
5 30 (42.25%) Degree
6 26 (36.62%) Mandarin Language
7 23 (32.39%) Finance
7 23 (32.39%) Cloud Computing
7 23 (32.39%) Customer-Centricity
8 19 (26.76%) Analytical Skills
9 18 (25.35%) Workflow
10 13 (18.31%) Remedy
11 8 (11.27%) Project Management
11 8 (11.27%) Spreadsheet
12 7 (9.86%) ITIL
12 7 (9.86%) Change Control
12 7 (9.86%) PMO
13 6 (8.45%) MS Visio
13 6 (8.45%) Management Information System
14 5 (7.04%) Data Analysis
14 5 (7.04%) Business Development
14 5 (7.04%) Radio Access Network
15 4 (5.63%) Data Entry
15 4 (5.63%) Actionable Insight
15 4 (5.63%) Continuous Improvement
15 4 (5.63%) Strategic Planning
15 4 (5.63%) Statistical Analysis
15 4 (5.63%) Incident Management
15 4 (5.63%) Statistics
15 4 (5.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner

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 2 (2.82%) Documentum
1 2 (2.82%) SAS
1 2 (2.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 48 (67.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 36 (50.70%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (11.27%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (8.45%) MS Visio
5 4 (5.63%) Maya
6 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (5.63%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (2.82%) SAP PM
3 1 (1.41%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 23 (32.39%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.04%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (2.82%) DHCP
2 2 (2.82%) DNS
3 1 (1.41%) 3G
3 1 (1.41%) 4G
3 1 (1.41%) BGP
3 1 (1.41%) EIGRP
3 1 (1.41%) FCAPS
3 1 (1.41%) HSRP
3 1 (1.41%) IKE
3 1 (1.41%) IPsec
3 1 (1.41%) LTE
3 1 (1.41%) MPLS
3 1 (1.41%) OSPF
3 1 (1.41%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (1.41%) Skype
3 1 (1.41%) SNMP
3 1 (1.41%) VoLTE
3 1 (1.41%) VPN
3 1 (1.41%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.82%) Big Data
1 2 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (2.82%) MS Access
1 2 (2.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.41%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.41%) JMeter
1 1 (1.41%) LoadRunner
1 1 (1.41%) Toad
General
1 38 (53.52%) Telecoms
2 26 (36.62%) Mandarin Language
3 23 (32.39%) Finance
4 4 (5.63%) Retail
5 3 (4.23%) Billing
5 3 (4.23%) Legal
6 2 (2.82%) Banking
6 2 (2.82%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.41%) Advertising
7 1 (1.41%) Back Office
7 1 (1.41%) Electronics
7 1 (1.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (25.35%) Coordinator
1 18 (25.35%) Project Coordinator
2 17 (23.94%) Analyst
3 10 (14.08%) Project Assistant
4 7 (9.86%) Service Analyst
4 7 (9.86%) Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (9.86%) Technical Analyst
4 7 (9.86%) Technical Services Analyst
5 5 (7.04%) Data Analyst
6 4 (5.63%) Administrator
6 4 (5.63%) Data Entry Analyst
6 4 (5.63%) Excel Analyst
6 4 (5.63%) ITIL Service Analyst
6 4 (5.63%) ITIL Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (5.63%) Planning Manager
6 4 (5.63%) Process Analyst
6 4 (5.63%) Programme Manager
6 4 (5.63%) Programme Planning Manager
6 4 (5.63%) Remedy Analyst
6 4 (5.63%) Report Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 19 (26.76%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.45%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.63%) Replication
4 3 (4.23%) Analytical Mindset
4 3 (4.23%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.82%) Credit Risk
5 2 (2.82%) Social Media
6 1 (1.41%) Clustering
6 1 (1.41%) CMDB
6 1 (1.41%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.82%) Windows
2 1 (1.41%) Linux
2 1 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (1.41%) Unix
2 1 (1.41%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.41%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (32.39%) Customer-Centricity
2 18 (25.35%) Workflow
3 8 (11.27%) Project Management
4 7 (9.86%) Change Control
4 7 (9.86%) ITIL
5 5 (7.04%) Business Development
5 5 (7.04%) Data Analysis
6 4 (5.63%) Actionable Insight
6 4 (5.63%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (5.63%) Data Entry
6 4 (5.63%) Incident Management
6 4 (5.63%) ITSM
6 4 (5.63%) PRINCE2
6 4 (5.63%) Service Management
6 4 (5.63%) Statistical Analysis
6 4 (5.63%) Statistics
6 4 (5.63%) Strategic Planning
6 4 (5.63%) Validation
7 3 (4.23%) Data Acquisition
7 3 (4.23%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.82%) PowerShell
1 2 (2.82%) SQL
1 2 (2.82%) VB
2 1 (1.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 30 (42.25%) Degree
2 4 (5.63%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (5.63%) PMI Certification
2 4 (5.63%) PMP
2 4 (5.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (2.82%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (1.41%) ACCA
4 1 (1.41%) CIMA
4 1 (1.41%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.86%) PMO
2 3 (4.23%) QA
3 2 (2.82%) Basel II
3 2 (2.82%) GDPR
3 2 (2.82%) IFRS
3 2 (2.82%) IFRS 9
4 1 (1.41%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.41%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.41%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 33 (46.48%) Microsoft
2 13 (18.31%) Remedy
3 4 (5.63%) Amdocs
3 4 (5.63%) Ericsson
3 4 (5.63%) Nokia
4 3 (4.23%) SAP
5 1 (1.41%) 3PAR
5 1 (1.41%) Cisco
5 1 (1.41%) Dell
5 1 (1.41%) HP
5 1 (1.41%) Hyperion
5 1 (1.41%) Infoblox
5 1 (1.41%) Oracle
5 1 (1.41%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.41%) Splunk
5 1 (1.41%) Sun