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 3 months to 28 April 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.

Microsoft Excel
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 55 25
Rank change year-on-year +37 -30  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 50 26 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 7.36% 2.53% 5.72%
As % of the Applications category 40.32% 23.85% 51.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 17
Median daily rate £200 £388 £354
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -48.38% +9.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £75 £134 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £478 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.12% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.08 £13.93 £16.00
% change year-on-year +15.39% -12.93%  

Microsoft Excel 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 Reading with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 124 109 111
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 18.26% 10.59% 11.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 45 32
Median daily rate £238 £340 £354
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.14% -3.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £82 £122 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £442
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +1.53% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 10 10
Median hourly rate £15.00 £21.33 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.67% +27.34%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.55 £14.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £21.33 £21.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £16.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +1.12% +10.34%  

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading citing Microsoft Excel as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Applications category.

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 3 months to 28 April 2017.

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

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in Reading over the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Excel 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 Reading region with a requirement for Microsoft Excel.

1 51 (55.43%) Microsoft
2 43 (46.74%) Finance
3 41 (44.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 40 (43.48%) Microsoft Office
5 26 (28.26%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (25.00%) Telecoms
7 21 (22.83%) Degree
8 19 (20.65%) Analytics
9 16 (17.39%) Marketing
10 12 (13.04%) SAP
10 12 (13.04%) Oracle
11 11 (11.96%) Information Management
12 10 (10.87%) SQL
12 10 (10.87%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (10.87%) Mandarin Language
12 10 (10.87%) Spreadsheet
12 10 (10.87%) Security Cleared
13 9 (9.78%) PMO
13 9 (9.78%) Project Management
13 9 (9.78%) Workflow
14 8 (8.70%) HND
15 7 (7.61%) C
15 7 (7.61%) Microsoft Project
15 7 (7.61%) Retail
15 7 (7.61%) SC Cleared
15 7 (7.61%) Data Entry
16 6 (6.52%) German Language
16 6 (6.52%) QA
16 6 (6.52%) Power BI
16 6 (6.52%) Cybersecurity

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 3 (3.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 41 (44.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 40 (43.48%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (10.87%) Spreadsheet
4 7 (7.61%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (4.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Unica
1 2 (2.17%) WebTrends
2 1 (1.09%) Changepoint
2 1 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.09%) HFM
2 1 (1.09%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.26%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (3.26%) Office 365
3 2 (2.17%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (1.09%) IaaS
4 1 (1.09%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.35%) 3G
1 4 (4.35%) 4G
1 4 (4.35%) LTE
2 3 (3.26%) 2G
2 3 (3.26%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (3.26%) VoIP
3 2 (2.17%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.09%) ATM
4 1 (1.09%) Broadband
4 1 (1.09%) DSLAM
4 1 (1.09%) DWDM
4 1 (1.09%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.09%) Firewall
4 1 (1.09%) PPP
4 1 (1.09%) SMS
4 1 (1.09%) VPN
4 1 (1.09%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.52%) Power BI
2 3 (3.26%) MS Access
2 3 (3.26%) Relational Database
2 3 (3.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.26%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (3.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.17%) Big Data
3 2 (2.17%) Data Lake
3 2 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.09%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 2 (2.17%) JMeter
1 2 (2.17%) Selenium
2 1 (1.09%) Oracle Forms
General
1 43 (46.74%) Finance
2 23 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 16 (17.39%) Marketing
4 10 (10.87%) Mandarin Language
5 7 (7.61%) Retail
6 6 (6.52%) German Language
7 5 (5.43%) Financial Institution
8 4 (4.35%) Legal
9 2 (2.17%) Back Office
9 2 (2.17%) Billing
10 1 (1.09%) French Language
10 1 (1.09%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (21.74%) Analyst
2 11 (11.96%) Administrator
3 9 (9.78%) Coordinator
3 9 (9.78%) Data Analyst
4 7 (7.61%) Project Coordinator
5 6 (6.52%) Consultant
6 5 (5.43%) Marketing Manager
7 4 (4.35%) Project Administrator
7 4 (4.35%) Project Assistant
7 4 (4.35%) SAP Analyst
8 3 (3.26%) Business Intelligence Consultant
8 3 (3.26%) Developer
8 3 (3.26%) Junior
8 3 (3.26%) SAP Data Analyst
8 3 (3.26%) Test Manager
9 2 (2.17%) Business Analyst
9 2 (2.17%) Data Warehouse Developer
9 2 (2.17%) Support Assistant
9 2 (2.17%) Support Specialist
9 2 (2.17%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.26%) XML
2 2 (2.17%) XMPP
3 1 (1.09%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 26 (28.26%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.43%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (4.35%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.35%) Smart Meter
4 3 (3.26%) Driving Licence
4 3 (3.26%) Robotics
4 3 (3.26%) User Experience
5 2 (2.17%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.17%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.17%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.09%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.35%) Unix
2 2 (2.17%) Linux
3 1 (1.09%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (20.65%) Analytics
2 11 (11.96%) Information Management
3 10 (10.87%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (9.78%) Project Management
4 9 (9.78%) Workflow
5 7 (7.61%) Data Entry
6 6 (6.52%) Cybersecurity
6 6 (6.52%) ERP
7 5 (5.43%) Data Analytics
7 5 (5.43%) Data Visualisation
7 5 (5.43%) Document Management
7 5 (5.43%) Matrix Organization
7 5 (5.43%) Online Marketing
7 5 (5.43%) Presales
7 5 (5.43%) Process Improvement
7 5 (5.43%) Supplier Management
7 5 (5.43%) Time Management
7 5 (5.43%) Visualisation
8 4 (4.35%) Migration
8 4 (4.35%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.87%) SQL
2 7 (7.61%) C
3 5 (5.43%) Java
4 4 (4.35%) VBA
5 3 (3.26%) Perl
5 3 (3.26%) Python
5 3 (3.26%) VB
6 2 (2.17%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (22.83%) Degree
2 10 (10.87%) Security Cleared
3 8 (8.70%) HND
4 7 (7.61%) SC Cleared
5 6 (6.52%) CCNA
5 6 (6.52%) CCNP
5 6 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (4.35%) PMI Certification
7 3 (3.26%) CIPD
7 3 (3.26%) HNC
7 3 (3.26%) PMP
8 2 (2.17%) ACCA
8 2 (2.17%) CCNP Voice
8 2 (2.17%) CCVP
8 2 (2.17%) CIMA
8 2 (2.17%) ISTQB
8 2 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (1.09%) CCIE
9 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.09%) SCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.78%) PMO
2 6 (6.52%) QA
3 3 (3.26%) Data Quality
4 2 (2.17%) GDPR
4 2 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.09%) GAAP
Systems Management
1 2 (2.17%) Cisco CME
1 2 (2.17%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (2.17%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 51 (55.43%) Microsoft
2 12 (13.04%) Oracle
2 12 (13.04%) SAP
3 5 (5.43%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (5.43%) Tableau
4 2 (2.17%) Adobe
4 2 (2.17%) Cisco
4 2 (2.17%) comScore
4 2 (2.17%) Omniture
5 1 (1.09%) Ariba
5 1 (1.09%) HP
5 1 (1.09%) Huawei
5 1 (1.09%) Hyperion
5 1 (1.09%) Samsung
5 1 (1.09%) Sun
5 1 (1.09%) Veritas