Period
to 25 February 2018

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 6 months to 25 February 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 Office
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 20 30
Rank change year-on-year -4 +10 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 81 98 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 6.70% 6.92% 5.34%
As % of the Applications category 48.50% 43.75% 46.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 43 39
Reading median daily rate £375 £265 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.51% -7.02% +3.64%
10th Percentile £103 £138 £127
90th Percentile £595 £450 £450
Berkshire median daily rate £325 £275 £294
% change year-on-year +18.18% -6.38% +2.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 28 27
Reading median hourly rate £13.83 £9.50 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.53% - -34.48%
10th Percentile £10.94 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £32.80 £9.75 £15.30
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £9.50 £11.42
% change year-on-year +52.63% -16.78% -26.35%

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 Reading with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 167 224 230
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 13.81% 15.81% 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 68 103
Reading median daily rate £363 £265 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.79% -11.67% -
10th Percentile £129 £146 £175
90th Percentile £510 £450 £473
Berkshire median daily rate £325 £308 £300
% change year-on-year +5.52% +2.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 35 42
Reading median hourly rate £12.58 £9.50 £10.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.37% -13.54% -32.98%
10th Percentile £11.25 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £17.25 £19.42 £21.55
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £11.28 £12.49
% change year-on-year +33.04% -9.71% -20.92%

Microsoft Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

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 6 months to 25 February 2018.

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 6 months to 25 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Office in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 February 2018, 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 Reading region with a requirement for Microsoft Office.

1 51 (62.96%) Microsoft
2 37 (45.68%) Telecoms
3 35 (43.21%) Microsoft Excel
4 31 (38.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 31 (38.27%) Degree
5 25 (30.86%) Mandarin Language
6 24 (29.63%) Cloud Computing
7 23 (28.40%) Windows
7 23 (28.40%) Finance
8 21 (25.93%) Customer-Centricity
9 18 (22.22%) Project Management
10 17 (20.99%) Workflow
11 14 (17.28%) Analytical Skills
12 12 (14.81%) Active Directory
13 11 (13.58%) Change Control
14 10 (12.35%) Windows Server
15 9 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
16 8 (9.88%) Windows Server 2012
16 8 (9.88%) SDLC
16 8 (9.88%) DNS
16 8 (9.88%) Java
16 8 (9.88%) Firewall
17 7 (8.64%) SQL
17 7 (8.64%) Linux
17 7 (8.64%) Windows XP
17 7 (8.64%) MS Visio
17 7 (8.64%) HP
17 7 (8.64%) User Experience
17 7 (8.64%) Windows Server 2008
17 7 (8.64%) Marketing

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 5 (6.17%) CMS
2 4 (4.94%) Confluence
2 4 (4.94%) IIS
3 3 (3.70%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.70%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.47%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.23%) OpenStack
Applications
1 35 (43.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (38.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (8.64%) MS Visio
4 5 (6.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (4.94%) Maya
6 1 (1.23%) Acrobat
6 1 (1.23%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (1.23%) InDesign
6 1 (1.23%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 24 (29.63%) Cloud Computing
2 9 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (7.41%) Office 365
4 5 (6.17%) IaaS
4 5 (6.17%) PaaS
5 2 (2.47%) SaaS
6 1 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.88%) DNS
1 8 (9.88%) Firewall
2 6 (7.41%) TCP/IP
3 5 (6.17%) Radio Access Network
3 5 (6.17%) VPN
4 3 (3.70%) IP Telephony
5 2 (2.47%) DHCP
5 2 (2.47%) Internet
5 2 (2.47%) NAS
5 2 (2.47%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (2.47%) SAN
5 2 (2.47%) Skype
6 1 (1.23%) 3G
6 1 (1.23%) BGP
6 1 (1.23%) EIGRP
6 1 (1.23%) IKE
6 1 (1.23%) MPLS
6 1 (1.23%) OSPF
6 1 (1.23%) SNMP
6 1 (1.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.94%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (4.94%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.23%) MySQL
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (4.94%) Eclipse
1 4 (4.94%) Git (software)
1 4 (4.94%) HP UFT
1 4 (4.94%) JIRA
1 4 (4.94%) Maven
1 4 (4.94%) NuGet
1 4 (4.94%) Octopus Deploy
1 4 (4.94%) Selenium
1 4 (4.94%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (4.94%) TeamCity
1 4 (4.94%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.70%) StarTeam
3 1 (1.23%) Jenkins
General
1 37 (45.68%) Telecoms
2 25 (30.86%) Mandarin Language
3 23 (28.40%) Finance
4 7 (8.64%) Marketing
5 5 (6.17%) Retail
6 4 (4.94%) Billing
7 2 (2.47%) Czech Language
7 2 (2.47%) French Language
7 2 (2.47%) German Language
8 1 (1.23%) Advertising
8 1 (1.23%) Back Office
8 1 (1.23%) Electronics
8 1 (1.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 12 (14.81%) Coordinator
1 12 (14.81%) Project Coordinator
2 10 (12.35%) Project Assistant
3 7 (8.64%) Administrator
4 6 (7.41%) Analyst
5 5 (6.17%) Project Manager
5 5 (6.17%) Support Technician
6 4 (4.94%) Architect
6 4 (4.94%) Automation Test Analyst
6 4 (4.94%) Designer
6 4 (4.94%) Developer
6 4 (4.94%) Graphic Designer
6 4 (4.94%) IT Support
6 4 (4.94%) Java Developer
6 4 (4.94%) Planning Manager
6 4 (4.94%) Programme Manager
6 4 (4.94%) Programme Planning Manager
6 4 (4.94%) Test Analyst
7 3 (3.70%) Build Engineer
7 3 (3.70%) IT Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.17%) CSS
1 5 (6.17%) HTML
2 4 (4.94%) .NET
2 4 (4.94%) .NET Core
2 4 (4.94%) REST
3 3 (3.70%) XML
4 2 (2.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.28%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.64%) User Experience
3 5 (6.17%) Animation
3 5 (6.17%) CCTV
3 5 (6.17%) Computer Science
3 5 (6.17%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.17%) Social Media
3 5 (6.17%) Video Editing
4 4 (4.94%) Graphic Design
4 4 (4.94%) Replication
5 2 (2.47%) Analytical Mindset
5 2 (2.47%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.47%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.23%) CMDB
6 1 (1.23%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.23%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Licensing
6 1 (1.23%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 23 (28.40%) Windows
2 10 (12.35%) Windows Server
3 8 (9.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (8.64%) Linux
4 7 (8.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (8.64%) Windows XP
5 5 (6.17%) Windows 7
6 3 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.47%) Unix
7 2 (2.47%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.23%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.23%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.93%) Customer-Centricity
2 18 (22.22%) Project Management
3 17 (20.99%) Workflow
4 11 (13.58%) Change Control
5 8 (9.88%) SDLC
6 6 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (6.17%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (6.17%) Analytics
7 5 (6.17%) Microservices
7 5 (6.17%) Responsive Web Design
7 5 (6.17%) Strategic Thinking
7 5 (6.17%) Web Analytics
7 5 (6.17%) Web Design
7 5 (6.17%) Wireframes
8 4 (4.94%) Defect Management
8 4 (4.94%) Infographics
8 4 (4.94%) Information Security
8 4 (4.94%) Low Latency
8 4 (4.94%) Strategic Planning
8 4 (4.94%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.88%) Java
2 7 (8.64%) SQL
3 5 (6.17%) PowerShell
4 4 (4.94%) C#
4 4 (4.94%) C++
4 4 (4.94%) CQL
4 4 (4.94%) VBScript
5 1 (1.23%) C
Qualifications
1 31 (38.27%) Degree
2 5 (6.17%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.94%) DV Cleared
3 4 (4.94%) PMI Certification
3 4 (4.94%) PMP
3 4 (4.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.23%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.23%) MCP
5 1 (1.23%) MCSA
5 1 (1.23%) MCSE
5 1 (1.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.41%) PMO
2 5 (6.17%) ISO 9001
2 5 (6.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.23%) QA
3 1 (1.23%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (14.81%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.94%) vSphere
4 1 (1.23%) Docker
4 1 (1.23%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (4.94%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (4.94%) Opsview
2 3 (3.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.23%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.23%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (1.23%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.23%) Mesos
3 1 (1.23%) SCCM
3 1 (1.23%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 51 (62.96%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.64%) HP
3 6 (7.41%) Adobe
4 5 (6.17%) Cisco
4 5 (6.17%) Remedy
4 5 (6.17%) VMware
5 4 (4.94%) Amdocs
5 4 (4.94%) Ericsson
5 4 (4.94%) Nokia
6 3 (3.70%) Borland
6 3 (3.70%) Lumension
7 2 (2.47%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.23%) 3PAR
8 1 (1.23%) Apple
8 1 (1.23%) Blue Prism
8 1 (1.23%) Citrix
8 1 (1.23%) Dell
8 1 (1.23%) Google
8 1 (1.23%) Infoblox
8 1 (1.23%) Oracle