Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 15 30
Rank change year-on-year -12 +15 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 76 117 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 5.91% 7.86% 4.97%
As % of the Applications category 41.08% 58.50% 43.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 41 37
Reading median daily rate £325 £255 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.45% -10.53% -13.64%
10th Percentile £125 £109 £117
90th Percentile £631 £575 £525
Berkshire median daily rate £239 £265 £260
% change year-on-year -9.91% +1.92% -16.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 32 16
Reading median hourly rate £11.05 £9.50 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.26% - -34.48%
10th Percentile £9.25 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £20.33 £20.42 £15.00
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.40 £9.50 £10.00
% change year-on-year +30.53% -5.00% -28.57%

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 185 200 223
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 14.39% 13.43% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 66 93
Reading median daily rate £363 £265 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.79% -11.67% -14.29%
10th Percentile £147 £121 £158
90th Percentile £478 £475 £482
Berkshire median daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +8.33% - -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 40 37
Reading median hourly rate £12.50 £9.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.58% -36.67% -12.13%
10th Percentile £9.25 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £19.86 £20.75 £21.55
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +11.54% -10.34% -3.33%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Office in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 56 (73.68%) Microsoft
2 36 (47.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 34 (44.74%) Microsoft Excel
4 32 (42.11%) Telecoms
4 32 (42.11%) Degree
5 22 (28.95%) Mandarin Language
6 21 (27.63%) Cloud Computing
7 19 (25.00%) Workflow
7 19 (25.00%) Finance
7 19 (25.00%) Customer-Centricity
8 17 (22.37%) Analytical Skills
9 16 (21.05%) Windows
10 10 (13.16%) Project Management
10 10 (13.16%) Active Directory
11 9 (11.84%) Office 365
12 8 (10.53%) Windows Server
12 8 (10.53%) Change Control
13 7 (9.21%) PMO
13 7 (9.21%) SharePoint
14 6 (7.89%) PRINCE2
14 6 (7.89%) HP
14 6 (7.89%) Ericsson
14 6 (7.89%) Remedy
14 6 (7.89%) GIS
14 6 (7.89%) Management Information System
14 6 (7.89%) Radio Access Network
14 6 (7.89%) Continuous Improvement
15 5 (6.58%) Security Cleared
15 5 (6.58%) ITIL
16 4 (5.26%) SQL

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 (9.21%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.63%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.32%) CMS
3 1 (1.32%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.32%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 36 (47.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 34 (44.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (5.26%) Maya
4 3 (3.95%) MS Visio
5 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (1.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.32%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 21 (27.63%) Cloud Computing
2 9 (11.84%) Office 365
3 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.63%) SaaS
5 1 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.32%) IaaS
5 1 (1.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.89%) Radio Access Network
2 4 (5.26%) DNS
3 3 (3.95%) Firewall
3 3 (3.95%) Internet
3 3 (3.95%) IP Telephony
3 3 (3.95%) VPN
4 2 (2.63%) DHCP
4 2 (2.63%) MPLS
4 2 (2.63%) NAS
4 2 (2.63%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (2.63%) SAN
4 2 (2.63%) SIGTRAN
4 2 (2.63%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.32%) Skype
5 1 (1.32%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.89%) GIS
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.32%) HP UFT
1 1 (1.32%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.32%) JIRA
1 1 (1.32%) MSI
1 1 (1.32%) Selenium
1 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 32 (42.11%) Telecoms
2 22 (28.95%) Mandarin Language
3 19 (25.00%) Finance
4 3 (3.95%) Marketing
5 2 (2.63%) Retail
6 1 (1.32%) Back Office
6 1 (1.32%) Billing
6 1 (1.32%) Games
6 1 (1.32%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.32%) Law
6 1 (1.32%) Military
Job Titles
1 16 (21.05%) Coordinator
2 15 (19.74%) Project Coordinator
3 7 (9.21%) Project Assistant
4 6 (7.89%) Analyst
4 6 (7.89%) Data Technician
4 6 (7.89%) GIS Technician
5 5 (6.58%) Support Technician
6 4 (5.26%) Architect
6 4 (5.26%) IT Support
6 4 (5.26%) Planning Manager
6 4 (5.26%) Programme Manager
6 4 (5.26%) Programme Planning Manager
6 4 (5.26%) Support Analyst
7 3 (3.95%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (3.95%) Administrator
7 3 (3.95%) IT Support Technician
7 3 (3.95%) IT Technician
7 3 (3.95%) Junior
7 3 (3.95%) Junior Service Manager
7 3 (3.95%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.63%) .NET
1 2 (2.63%) Web Services
2 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.32%) CSS
2 1 (1.32%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (22.37%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.89%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.95%) CCTV
4 2 (2.63%) Analytical Mindset
4 2 (2.63%) CMDB
4 2 (2.63%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.63%) Private Cloud
4 2 (2.63%) Replication
4 2 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.32%) Animation
5 1 (1.32%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.32%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.32%) FMCG
5 1 (1.32%) Graphic Design
5 1 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Licensing
5 1 (1.32%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.32%) Social Media
5 1 (1.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (21.05%) Windows
2 8 (10.53%) Windows Server
3 4 (5.26%) Windows 7
3 4 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (3.95%) Windows 10
4 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.95%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.63%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.32%) Linux
6 1 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (25.00%) Customer-Centricity
1 19 (25.00%) Workflow
2 10 (13.16%) Project Management
3 8 (10.53%) Change Control
4 6 (7.89%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (7.89%) PRINCE2
5 5 (6.58%) ITIL
6 4 (5.26%) Business Development
6 4 (5.26%) CRM
6 4 (5.26%) Strategic Planning
7 3 (3.95%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (3.95%) Programme Management
8 2 (2.63%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (2.63%) Creative Thinking
8 2 (2.63%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (2.63%) ERP
8 2 (2.63%) Information Security
8 2 (2.63%) Migration
8 2 (2.63%) Network Architecture
8 2 (2.63%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.26%) SQL
2 2 (2.63%) C
2 2 (2.63%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.32%) C#
3 1 (1.32%) Java
3 1 (1.32%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.32%) VB
3 1 (1.32%) VB.NET
3 1 (1.32%) VBA
3 1 (1.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (42.11%) Degree
2 5 (6.58%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (5.26%) PMI Certification
3 4 (5.26%) PMP
3 4 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (3.95%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (3.95%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.63%) MCSE
6 1 (1.32%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.32%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.32%) HNC
6 1 (1.32%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.32%) MBA
6 1 (1.32%) MCITP
6 1 (1.32%) MCP
6 1 (1.32%) MCSA
6 1 (1.32%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.21%) PMO
2 3 (3.95%) SLA
3 2 (2.63%) QA
4 1 (1.32%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (13.16%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.32%) BitLocker
2 1 (1.32%) Docker
2 1 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.32%) Terminal Server
2 1 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.63%) SCCM
2 1 (1.32%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.32%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.32%) Mesos
2 1 (1.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 56 (73.68%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.89%) Ericsson
2 6 (7.89%) HP
2 6 (7.89%) Remedy
3 4 (5.26%) Amdocs
3 4 (5.26%) Nokia
4 3 (3.95%) Cisco
5 2 (2.63%) Oracle
6 1 (1.32%) Adobe
6 1 (1.32%) Apple
6 1 (1.32%) Citrix
6 1 (1.32%) Dell
6 1 (1.32%) Google
6 1 (1.32%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.32%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.32%) SAP
6 1 (1.32%) Serena
6 1 (1.32%) VMware