Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 14 17
Rank change year-on-year -18 +3 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Office 71 108 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 4.82% 8.56% 7.56%
As % of the Applications category 43.29% 51.92% 59.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 25 46
Reading median daily rate £350 £150 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +133.33% -50.00% -14.29%
10th Percentile £106 £122 £111
90th Percentile £500 £450 £513
Berkshire median daily rate £300 £200 £300
% change year-on-year +50.00% -33.33% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 32 32
Reading median hourly rate £13.50 £9.50 £9.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.11% -0.65% -34.05%
10th Percentile £11.00 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £20.00 £45.27 £21.33
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.81 £11.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year +61.86% -12.00% -5.66%

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 164 208 216
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 11.13% 16.49% 12.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 63 94
Reading median daily rate £375 £325 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -1.52% +1.54%
10th Percentile £139 £128 £119
90th Percentile £487 £450 £488
Berkshire median daily rate £375 £325 £330
% change year-on-year +15.38% -1.52% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 45 36
Reading median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +7.14% -35.03%
10th Percentile £11.00 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £20.00 £27.78 £21.33
Berkshire median hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £13.25
% change year-on-year +28.57% +5.66% -11.67%

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 21 August 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

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 55 (77.46%) Microsoft
2 33 (46.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 33 (46.48%) Finance
3 27 (38.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (30.99%) Degree
5 20 (28.17%) Workflow
6 19 (26.76%) Mandarin Language
7 17 (23.94%) Windows
8 15 (21.13%) Active Directory
9 14 (19.72%) Telecoms
10 13 (18.31%) Self-Motivation
11 12 (16.90%) Project Management
12 11 (15.49%) Oracle
12 11 (15.49%) Problem-Solving
12 11 (15.49%) Office 365
13 10 (14.08%) Analytical Skills
13 10 (14.08%) Cloud Computing
14 8 (11.27%) Windows 10
15 7 (9.86%) Windows Server
15 7 (9.86%) DHCP
15 7 (9.86%) DNS
16 6 (8.45%) MS Exchange
16 6 (8.45%) Cisco
16 6 (8.45%) Customer-Centricity
16 6 (8.45%) Windows Server 2008
17 5 (7.04%) SCCM
17 5 (7.04%) Analytics
17 5 (7.04%) Windows Server 2012
17 5 (7.04%) VPN
17 5 (7.04%) CRM

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 6 (8.45%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.04%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (5.63%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (2.82%) ArcGIS
5 1 (1.41%) Apache
5 1 (1.41%) Confluence
5 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.41%) IIS
5 1 (1.41%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 33 (46.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (38.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (4.23%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.82%) Acrobat
4 2 (2.82%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (2.82%) InDesign
4 2 (2.82%) Photoshop
5 1 (1.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (5.63%) Eloqua
2 2 (2.82%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.49%) Office 365
2 10 (14.08%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.63%) OneDrive
3 4 (5.63%) SaaS
4 2 (2.82%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.82%) PaaS
5 1 (1.41%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.86%) DHCP
1 7 (9.86%) DNS
2 5 (7.04%) VPN
3 4 (5.63%) IP Telephony
3 4 (5.63%) Skype
4 2 (2.82%) SAN
4 2 (2.82%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.41%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.41%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (1.41%) Firewall
5 1 (1.41%) Internet
5 1 (1.41%) IPsec
5 1 (1.41%) LAN
5 1 (1.41%) SSL
5 1 (1.41%) VLAN
5 1 (1.41%) WAN
5 1 (1.41%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.23%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.82%) GIS
2 2 (2.82%) QGIS
2 2 (2.82%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.41%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (1.41%) HP UFT
1 1 (1.41%) JIRA
1 1 (1.41%) Selenium
General
1 33 (46.48%) Finance
2 19 (26.76%) Mandarin Language
3 14 (19.72%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.63%) Marketing
5 2 (2.82%) French Language
5 2 (2.82%) German Language
6 1 (1.41%) Banking
6 1 (1.41%) Military
6 1 (1.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (18.31%) Coordinator
2 12 (16.90%) Project Coordinator
3 9 (12.68%) Analyst
4 6 (8.45%) Project Assistant
5 5 (7.04%) Architect
5 5 (7.04%) Service Analyst
5 5 (7.04%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (5.63%) Marketing Manager
6 4 (5.63%) Operations Manager
6 4 (5.63%) Support Technician
6 4 (5.63%) Technical Architect
7 3 (4.23%) Administration Assistant
7 3 (4.23%) Administrator
7 3 (4.23%) IT Analyst
7 3 (4.23%) IT Support
8 2 (2.82%) Active Directory Support
8 2 (2.82%) GIS Technician
8 2 (2.82%) Sales and Marketing Manager
8 2 (2.82%) Sales Operations Manager
8 2 (2.82%) Software Sales Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.41%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.31%) Self-Motivation
2 10 (14.08%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.04%) Replication
4 4 (5.63%) Virtual Team
5 3 (4.23%) CCTV
5 3 (4.23%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (2.82%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.41%) Clustering
7 1 (1.41%) PKI
7 1 (1.41%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 17 (23.94%) Windows
2 8 (11.27%) Windows 10
3 7 (9.86%) Windows Server
4 6 (8.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (7.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (7.04%) Windows XP
6 4 (5.63%) Windows 8
7 3 (4.23%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.41%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.41%) Solaris
8 1 (1.41%) Unix
8 1 (1.41%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (28.17%) Workflow
2 12 (16.90%) Project Management
3 11 (15.49%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (8.45%) Customer-Centricity
5 5 (7.04%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (7.04%) Analytics
5 5 (7.04%) CRM
5 5 (7.04%) PRINCE2
6 4 (5.63%) Actionable Insight
6 4 (5.63%) B2B
6 4 (5.63%) Creative Thinking
6 4 (5.63%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (5.63%) Data Entry
6 4 (5.63%) Identity Access Management
6 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Management
6 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Transformation
6 4 (5.63%) Marketing Automation
6 4 (5.63%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 4 (5.63%) SIEM
7 3 (4.23%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.04%) SQL
2 1 (1.41%) C
2 1 (1.41%) Java
2 1 (1.41%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (30.99%) Degree
2 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.82%) MCITP
3 2 (2.82%) MCTS
4 1 (1.41%) MCSE
4 1 (1.41%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.63%) Data Quality
1 4 (5.63%) SLA
2 2 (2.82%) PMO
3 1 (1.41%) P3O
System Software
1 15 (21.13%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.63%) BitLocker
3 2 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.41%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (7.04%) SCCM
2 2 (2.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (2.82%) SCOM
3 1 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.41%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.41%) WSUS
Vendors
1 55 (77.46%) Microsoft
2 11 (15.49%) Oracle
3 6 (8.45%) Cisco
4 4 (5.63%) Okta
4 4 (5.63%) SAP
5 3 (4.23%) Concur
5 3 (4.23%) HP
6 2 (2.82%) Adobe
6 2 (2.82%) ESRI
6 2 (2.82%) VMware
7 1 (1.41%) Apple
7 1 (1.41%) Capita
7 1 (1.41%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.41%) Dell
7 1 (1.41%) Huawei
7 1 (1.41%) McAfee
7 1 (1.41%) SonicWALL
7 1 (1.41%) WatchGuard