Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 11 32
Rank change year-on-year -18 +21 -10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 78 119 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 5.84% 8.93% 5.41%
As % of the Applications category 50.00% 48.18% 49.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 45 37
Reading median daily rate £325 £265 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.64% -33.75% +35.59%
10th Percentile £93 £124 £113
90th Percentile £475 £450 £450
Berkshire median daily rate £325 £263 £300
% change year-on-year +23.81% -12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 34 28
Reading median hourly rate £13.08 £9.50 £9.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.63% -0.65% -34.05%
10th Percentile £11.28 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £19.33 £38.58 £21.33
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £9.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year +47.37% -24.00% -16.67%

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 156 247 210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 11.68% 18.54% 10.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 74 98
Reading median daily rate £400 £291 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.69% -14.56% +13.33%
10th Percentile £135 £152 £159
90th Percentile £500 £450 £480
Berkshire median daily rate £375 £313 £325
% change year-on-year +20.00% -3.85% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 46 30
Reading median hourly rate £13.08 £9.50 £11.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.63% -14.12% -28.14%
10th Percentile £11.28 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £19.33 £17.50 £21.33
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year +15.38% +4.00% -20.84%

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 26 May 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 26 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Office in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 52 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 30 (38.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (33.33%) Finance
4 25 (32.05%) Degree
4 25 (32.05%) Mandarin Language
5 24 (30.77%) Telecoms
6 23 (29.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 22 (28.21%) Self-Motivation
8 21 (26.92%) Windows
9 16 (20.51%) Active Directory
9 16 (20.51%) Cloud Computing
10 15 (19.23%) Problem-Solving
11 14 (17.95%) Project Management
12 13 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
12 13 (16.67%) Customer-Centricity
13 12 (15.38%) Workflow
14 11 (14.10%) Windows Server
15 10 (12.82%) Windows Server 2008
16 9 (11.54%) SQL
16 9 (11.54%) Windows XP
16 9 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
17 8 (10.26%) DNS
18 7 (8.97%) Cisco
18 7 (8.97%) Adobe
18 7 (8.97%) MS Exchange
18 7 (8.97%) Java
18 7 (8.97%) Change Control
18 7 (8.97%) Office 365
18 7 (8.97%) SDLC
18 7 (8.97%) Microsoft Azure

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 7 (8.97%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.41%) IIS
3 4 (5.13%) CMS
3 4 (5.13%) Confluence
3 4 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.85%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.28%) Apache
5 1 (1.28%) ArcGIS
5 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.28%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.28%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 30 (38.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (29.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (6.41%) MS Visio
4 4 (5.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (3.85%) Acrobat
5 3 (3.85%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (3.85%) InDesign
5 3 (3.85%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (5.13%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 16 (20.51%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (8.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (8.97%) Office 365
3 5 (6.41%) IaaS
3 5 (6.41%) PaaS
4 4 (5.13%) NuGet
5 2 (2.56%) OneDrive
5 2 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.26%) DNS
2 6 (7.69%) Firewall
2 6 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 5 (6.41%) VPN
4 4 (5.13%) DHCP
4 4 (5.13%) IP Telephony
5 3 (3.85%) Skype
6 2 (2.56%) IPsec
6 2 (2.56%) SAN
6 2 (2.56%) WAN
7 1 (1.28%) 3G
7 1 (1.28%) BGP
7 1 (1.28%) EIGRP
7 1 (1.28%) IKE
7 1 (1.28%) Internet
7 1 (1.28%) MPLS
7 1 (1.28%) OSPF
7 1 (1.28%) SNMP
7 1 (1.28%) SSL
7 1 (1.28%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.13%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.28%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.28%) GIS
3 1 (1.28%) MySQL
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.28%) QGIS
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (5.13%) Eclipse
1 4 (5.13%) Git (software)
1 4 (5.13%) JIRA
1 4 (5.13%) Maven
1 4 (5.13%) Octopus Deploy
1 4 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (5.13%) TeamCity
1 4 (5.13%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.85%) HP UFT
2 3 (3.85%) Selenium
2 3 (3.85%) StarTeam
General
1 26 (33.33%) Finance
2 25 (32.05%) Mandarin Language
3 24 (30.77%) Telecoms
4 5 (6.41%) Marketing
5 4 (5.13%) French Language
5 4 (5.13%) German Language
5 4 (5.13%) Retail
6 3 (3.85%) Billing
7 2 (2.56%) Czech Language
8 1 (1.28%) Advertising
8 1 (1.28%) Back Office
8 1 (1.28%) Electronics
8 1 (1.28%) Military
Job Titles
1 11 (14.10%) Coordinator
2 10 (12.82%) Analyst
2 10 (12.82%) Project Coordinator
3 9 (11.54%) Project Assistant
4 8 (10.26%) Administrator
5 5 (6.41%) Project Manager
5 5 (6.41%) Service Analyst
5 5 (6.41%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (5.13%) Designer
6 4 (5.13%) Developer
6 4 (5.13%) Java Developer
6 4 (5.13%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (3.85%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (3.85%) Architect
7 3 (3.85%) Author
7 3 (3.85%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (3.85%) Build Engineer
7 3 (3.85%) IT Analyst
7 3 (3.85%) Support Technician
7 3 (3.85%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.13%) .NET
1 4 (5.13%) .NET Core
1 4 (5.13%) CSS
1 4 (5.13%) HTML
1 4 (5.13%) REST
2 3 (3.85%) XML
3 1 (1.28%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 22 (28.21%) Self-Motivation
2 13 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.69%) User Experience
4 5 (6.41%) Computer Science
4 5 (6.41%) Replication
5 4 (5.13%) Animation
5 4 (5.13%) Social Media
5 4 (5.13%) Video Editing
6 3 (3.85%) Graphic Design
6 3 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (2.56%) CCTV
7 2 (2.56%) Clustering
7 2 (2.56%) PKI
8 1 (1.28%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 21 (26.92%) Windows
2 11 (14.10%) Windows Server
3 10 (12.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (11.54%) Windows XP
5 6 (7.69%) Linux
6 5 (6.41%) Windows 10
6 5 (6.41%) Windows 7
7 4 (5.13%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.85%) Unix
8 3 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.28%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.28%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.28%) Solaris
9 1 (1.28%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (19.23%) Problem-Solving
2 14 (17.95%) Project Management
3 13 (16.67%) Customer-Centricity
4 12 (15.38%) Workflow
5 7 (8.97%) Change Control
5 7 (8.97%) SDLC
6 6 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (6.41%) Analytics
8 4 (5.13%) Dashboard Development
8 4 (5.13%) ERP
8 4 (5.13%) Low Latency
8 4 (5.13%) Microservices
8 4 (5.13%) Multithreading
8 4 (5.13%) Responsive Web Design
8 4 (5.13%) Strategic Thinking
8 4 (5.13%) TDD
8 4 (5.13%) Web Analytics
8 4 (5.13%) Web Design
8 4 (5.13%) Wireframes
9 3 (3.85%) Accounts Payable
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.54%) SQL
2 7 (8.97%) Java
3 4 (5.13%) C#
3 4 (5.13%) C++
3 4 (5.13%) CQL
3 4 (5.13%) PowerShell
4 3 (3.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (32.05%) Degree
2 4 (5.13%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.85%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.28%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.28%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.13%) ISO 9001
1 4 (5.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.28%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.28%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (20.51%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.41%) vSphere
4 2 (2.56%) BitLocker
4 2 (2.56%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.28%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (5.13%) Opsview
2 3 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (3.85%) SCCM
3 2 (2.56%) SCOM
4 1 (1.28%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.28%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.28%) WSUS
Vendors
1 52 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.97%) Adobe
2 7 (8.97%) Cisco
3 6 (7.69%) HP
3 6 (7.69%) VMware
4 3 (3.85%) Borland
4 3 (3.85%) Lumension
5 2 (2.56%) Okta
6 1 (1.28%) 3PAR
6 1 (1.28%) Apple
6 1 (1.28%) Blue Prism
6 1 (1.28%) Citrix
6 1 (1.28%) Concur
6 1 (1.28%) Dell
6 1 (1.28%) Infoblox
6 1 (1.28%) McAfee
6 1 (1.28%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.28%) Remedy
6 1 (1.28%) SonicWALL
6 1 (1.28%) WatchGuard