The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for MS Office skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 19 33 25
Rank change year-on-year +14 -8  
Contract jobs citing MS Office 50 54 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 7.59% 5.35% 6.43%
As % of the Applications category 35.97% 40.30% 39.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 14 16
Median daily rate £245 £400 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.75% +35.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £109 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £288 £275
% change year-on-year +4.16% +4.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 6
Median hourly rate £9.50 £9.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -34.48%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.55 £15.50 £13.06
% change year-on-year -12.59% +18.72%  

MS 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 139 134 161
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 21.09% 13.28% 16.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 56 75
Median daily rate £281 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.71% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £200 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +1.51% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 13 8
Median hourly rate £13.00 £11.06 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.51% -23.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.40 £16.70 £19.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.30 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -7.30% +13.79%  

MS Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for MS Office in Reading

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Office in Reading

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Office in Reading over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MS Office in Reading

MS Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Office in Reading

MS Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MS Office in Reading over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MS Office in Reading

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS 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 MS Office.

1 66 (70.97%) Microsoft
2 39 (41.94%) MS Excel
3 28 (30.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 26 (27.96%) Telecoms
5 25 (26.88%) GIS
6 19 (20.43%) Finance
7 18 (19.35%) Degree
8 15 (16.13%) SAP
9 13 (13.98%) Oracle
9 13 (13.98%) Project Management
10 10 (10.75%) Coaching
11 9 (9.68%) Cybersecurity
11 9 (9.68%) Security Cleared
12 8 (8.60%) SharePoint
13 7 (7.53%) ERP
13 7 (7.53%) Workflow
13 7 (7.53%) Data Entry
13 7 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
14 6 (6.45%) Spreadsheet
14 6 (6.45%) QA
14 6 (6.45%) SQL
14 6 (6.45%) HND
15 5 (5.38%) Windows
15 5 (5.38%) SLA
15 5 (5.38%) Military
15 5 (5.38%) Matrix Organization
16 4 (4.30%) Driving Licence
16 4 (4.30%) Line Management
16 4 (4.30%) SC Cleared
16 4 (4.30%) ECDL

MS Office
Top Related 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 8 (8.60%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.23%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.08%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.08%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 39 (41.94%) MS Excel
2 28 (30.11%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (6.45%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (3.23%) MS Visio
5 2 (2.15%) Maya
5 2 (2.15%) Photoshop
6 1 (1.08%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.15%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (1.08%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.08%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.15%) Office 365
1 2 (2.15%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (1.08%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.30%) VPN
2 3 (3.23%) LAN
3 2 (2.15%) 3G
3 2 (2.15%) 4G
3 2 (2.15%) ATM
3 2 (2.15%) Broadband
3 2 (2.15%) DHCP
3 2 (2.15%) DNS
3 2 (2.15%) DSLAM
3 2 (2.15%) Ethernet
3 2 (2.15%) Firewall
3 2 (2.15%) Internet
3 2 (2.15%) PPP
3 2 (2.15%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.15%) Unified Communications
3 2 (2.15%) VoIP
3 2 (2.15%) xDSL
4 1 (1.08%) LTE
4 1 (1.08%) Skype
4 1 (1.08%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (26.88%) GIS
2 2 (2.15%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.08%) Essbase
3 1 (1.08%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Dreamweaver
1 2 (2.15%) JIRA
1 2 (2.15%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (2.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (2.15%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.08%) MSI
General
1 26 (27.96%) Telecoms
2 19 (20.43%) Finance
3 5 (5.38%) Military
4 3 (3.23%) Legal
4 3 (3.23%) Marketing
4 3 (3.23%) Publishing
4 3 (3.23%) Retail
5 2 (2.15%) Billing
5 2 (2.15%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 25 (26.88%) Data Technician
1 25 (26.88%) GIS Technician
2 12 (12.90%) Administrator
3 9 (9.68%) Analyst
4 8 (8.60%) Trainer
5 6 (6.45%) Consultant
5 6 (6.45%) Data Analyst
5 6 (6.45%) Project Administrator
6 5 (5.38%) Coordinator
6 5 (5.38%) Project Assistant
7 4 (4.30%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (4.30%) SAP Analyst
7 4 (4.30%) Support Engineer
8 3 (3.23%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 3 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (3.23%) Business Intelligence Consultant
8 3 (3.23%) Project Coordinator
8 3 (3.23%) SAP Data Analyst
8 3 (3.23%) SAP Manager
9 2 (2.15%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.15%) .NET
1 2 (2.15%) ASP.NET
1 2 (2.15%) HTML
1 2 (2.15%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.30%) Driving Licence
3 3 (3.23%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.23%) Smart Meter
4 2 (2.15%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.15%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.15%) W3C
5 1 (1.08%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.08%) IVR
5 1 (1.08%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.08%) Social Media
5 1 (1.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.38%) Windows
2 4 (4.30%) Linux
3 3 (3.23%) Windows 10
3 3 (3.23%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.15%) Solaris
4 2 (2.15%) Unix
4 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.08%) Android
5 1 (1.08%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.08%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.08%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (13.98%) Project Management
2 10 (10.75%) Coaching
3 9 (9.68%) Cybersecurity
4 7 (7.53%) Data Entry
4 7 (7.53%) ERP
4 7 (7.53%) Workflow
5 5 (5.38%) Matrix Organization
6 4 (4.30%) Line Management
7 3 (3.23%) Analytics
7 3 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (3.23%) CRM
7 3 (3.23%) Information Security
7 3 (3.23%) Performance Management
7 3 (3.23%) PRINCE2
7 3 (3.23%) Programme Management
7 3 (3.23%) Risk Management
7 3 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (3.23%) Time Management
7 3 (3.23%) Visualisation
8 2 (2.15%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.45%) SQL
2 4 (4.30%) C
3 2 (2.15%) C#
3 2 (2.15%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.15%) VBA
4 1 (1.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (19.35%) Degree
2 9 (9.68%) Security Cleared
3 6 (6.45%) HND
4 4 (4.30%) ECDL
4 4 (4.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (4.30%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.23%) A+ Certification
5 3 (3.23%) CCNP
5 3 (3.23%) CIPD
5 3 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (2.15%) CCNA
6 2 (2.15%) HNC
6 2 (2.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (2.15%) MCSA
6 2 (2.15%) MCSE
6 2 (2.15%) SCSA
6 2 (2.15%) Sun Certification
7 1 (1.08%) CCNP Voice
7 1 (1.08%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.45%) QA
2 5 (5.38%) SLA
3 3 (3.23%) PMO
4 2 (2.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.08%) GAAP
System Software
1 2 (2.15%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 66 (70.97%) Microsoft
2 15 (16.13%) SAP
3 13 (13.98%) Oracle
4 4 (4.30%) Ariba
4 4 (4.30%) HP
5 3 (3.23%) Concur
5 3 (3.23%) Tableau
6 2 (2.15%) Adobe
6 2 (2.15%) Apple
6 2 (2.15%) Huawei
6 2 (2.15%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.15%) Serena
6 2 (2.15%) Sun
6 2 (2.15%) Veritas
7 1 (1.08%) Cisco
7 1 (1.08%) Ericsson
7 1 (1.08%) Hyperion
7 1 (1.08%) Lotus
7 1 (1.08%) Mitel
7 1 (1.08%) Remedy