The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 3 months to 27 June 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 Office
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 19 15
Rank change year-on-year +12 -4  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 63 59 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 10.82% 6.73% 8.40%
As % of the Applications category 56.76% 56.73% 56.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 18 26
Median daily rate £278 £175 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +58.85% -53.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £119 £109
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £465 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £286 £288
% change year-on-year +4.80% -0.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 19 6
Median hourly rate £9.50 £19.61 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.55% +32.94%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.72 £16.50 £13.70
% change year-on-year -16.87% +20.43%  

Microsoft Office 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 111 104 125
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 19.07% 11.86% 15.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 46 40
Median daily rate £338 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.73% -2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £123 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.84% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 22 19
Median hourly rate £9.50 £19.61 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.55% -9.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +13.79%  

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Office in Reading

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Office in Reading

Microsoft Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Reading over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Office in Reading

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Office in Reading

Microsoft Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Office in Reading over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Office in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Office 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 Office.

1 72 (64.86%) Microsoft
2 46 (41.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 42 (37.84%) Microsoft Excel
4 27 (24.32%) Telecoms
5 25 (22.52%) GIS
6 23 (20.72%) Degree
7 16 (14.41%) Finance
8 15 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
9 13 (11.71%) Oracle
10 12 (10.81%) SharePoint
11 11 (9.91%) Project Management
11 11 (9.91%) Mandarin Language
12 10 (9.01%) Coaching
12 10 (9.01%) SLA
13 9 (8.11%) ITIL
13 9 (8.11%) Marketing
13 9 (8.11%) Security Cleared
14 8 (7.21%) Customer Requirements
14 8 (7.21%) SQL
14 8 (7.21%) HP
14 8 (7.21%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (6.31%) Workflow
15 7 (6.31%) Supplier Management
15 7 (6.31%) Information Management
15 7 (6.31%) Salesforce.com
15 7 (6.31%) Cisco
15 7 (6.31%) Enterprise Software
16 6 (5.41%) PMO
16 6 (5.41%) MS Visio
16 6 (5.41%) SAP

Microsoft Office
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 12 (10.81%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.70%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 46 (41.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 42 (37.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (5.41%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.70%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (3.60%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (3.60%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (1.80%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.50%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (3.60%) SuccessFactors
3 3 (2.70%) Yammer
4 2 (1.80%) Office 365
5 1 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.41%) Firewall
2 5 (4.50%) BGP
2 5 (4.50%) IPv6
2 5 (4.50%) MPLS
2 5 (4.50%) Multicast
2 5 (4.50%) OSPF
2 5 (4.50%) TCP/IP
2 5 (4.50%) VPN
3 4 (3.60%) Internet
4 2 (1.80%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.90%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (22.52%) GIS
2 5 (4.50%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.80%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.90%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (3.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 4 (3.60%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (3.60%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.70%) Dreamweaver
General
1 27 (24.32%) Telecoms
2 16 (14.41%) Finance
3 11 (9.91%) Mandarin Language
4 9 (8.11%) Marketing
5 5 (4.50%) Military
6 4 (3.60%) Digital Economy
6 4 (3.60%) Publishing
6 4 (3.60%) Retail
7 2 (1.80%) Billing
8 1 (0.90%) Games
8 1 (0.90%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 25 (22.52%) Data Technician
1 25 (22.52%) GIS Technician
2 12 (10.81%) Coordinator
3 10 (9.01%) Project Coordinator
4 8 (7.21%) Analyst
4 8 (7.21%) Trainer
5 7 (6.31%) Service Manager
6 6 (5.41%) Administrator
6 6 (5.41%) Project Manager
7 5 (4.50%) Consultant
7 5 (4.50%) IP Engineer
8 4 (3.60%) Developer
8 4 (3.60%) Junior
8 4 (3.60%) SAP Manager
8 4 (3.60%) SAP Project Manager
8 4 (3.60%) Telecoms Manager
9 3 (2.70%) Business Intelligence Consultant
9 3 (2.70%) Communications Manager
9 3 (2.70%) Junior Service Manager
9 3 (2.70%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.60%) .NET
1 4 (3.60%) ASP.NET
2 3 (2.70%) HTML
2 3 (2.70%) WebCenter
3 1 (0.90%) Google Maps API
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.31%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.70%) Driving Licence
3 3 (2.70%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.70%) Smart Meter
3 3 (2.70%) Social Media
3 3 (2.70%) W3C
4 2 (1.80%) Blog
4 2 (1.80%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.80%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (1.80%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.90%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.50%) Windows
2 2 (1.80%) Windows 10
2 2 (1.80%) Windows 7
2 2 (1.80%) Windows 8
2 2 (1.80%) Windows Server
2 2 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (1.80%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (9.91%) Project Management
2 10 (9.01%) Coaching
3 9 (8.11%) ITIL
4 8 (7.21%) Customer Requirements
5 7 (6.31%) Information Management
5 7 (6.31%) Supplier Management
5 7 (6.31%) Workflow
6 5 (4.50%) CRM
6 5 (4.50%) Migration
6 5 (4.50%) Network Design
6 5 (4.50%) Presales
6 5 (4.50%) PRINCE2
6 5 (4.50%) Quality Management
6 5 (4.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (3.60%) Analytics
7 4 (3.60%) Line Management
7 4 (3.60%) Matrix Organization
7 4 (3.60%) MVC
7 4 (3.60%) Risk Management
7 4 (3.60%) SAP Implementation
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.21%) SQL
2 5 (4.50%) C
3 4 (3.60%) C#
3 4 (3.60%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.80%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (20.72%) Degree
2 9 (8.11%) Security Cleared
3 8 (7.21%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (4.50%) CCIE
4 5 (4.50%) CCIP
4 5 (4.50%) CCNP
4 5 (4.50%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (3.60%) HNC
5 4 (3.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (2.70%) CIPD
6 3 (2.70%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.70%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.80%) A+ Certification
7 2 (1.80%) MCSA
7 2 (1.80%) MCSE
8 1 (0.90%) ECDL
8 1 (0.90%) HND
8 1 (0.90%) MBA
8 1 (0.90%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.01%) SLA
2 6 (5.41%) PMO
3 2 (1.80%) QA
4 1 (0.90%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.90%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.90%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (4.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.90%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.90%) AirWatch
1 1 (0.90%) SCCM
Vendors
1 72 (64.86%) Microsoft
2 13 (11.71%) Oracle
3 8 (7.21%) HP
4 7 (6.31%) Cisco
4 7 (6.31%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (5.41%) SAP
6 5 (4.50%) Huawei
7 4 (3.60%) Ariba
7 4 (3.60%) Concur
7 4 (3.60%) Serena
8 3 (2.70%) Adobe
8 3 (2.70%) Tableau
9 2 (1.80%) hybris
10 1 (0.90%) Apple
10 1 (0.90%) Dell
10 1 (0.90%) Palo Alto
10 1 (0.90%) Samsung
10 1 (0.90%) VMware