The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Slough 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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office
Berkshire / Slough
Rank 15 23 15
Rank change year-on-year +8 -8  
Contract jobs citing MS Office 6 4 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 4.29% 1.79% 6.16%
As % of the Applications category 40.00% 16.00% 41.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 7
Median daily rate £300 £290 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% +16.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £278 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £318 £305
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £291 £275
% change year-on-year +3.00% +5.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £13.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.71% +1.01%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year -12.90% +19.23%  

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 Slough with a requirement for software application skills.

Contract Software Application Skills
Slough
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 15 25 43
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Slough 10.71% 11.16% 14.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 17
Median daily rate £425 £290 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.55% +16.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £123 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £331 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +0.30% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
Median hourly rate £14.20 £14.00 £17.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.42% -18.69%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £14.93
% change year-on-year -9.09% +10.55%  

MS Office
Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Slough 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 Slough

MS Office
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Slough

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MS Office in Slough

MS Office
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MS Office in Slough

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 23 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 Slough region with a requirement for MS Office.

1 6 (50.00%) Windows
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (25.00%) Office 365
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (16.67%) DBS Check
4 2 (16.67%) SCCM
4 2 (16.67%) Advertising
4 2 (16.67%) SQL
4 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (8.33%) 3G
5 1 (8.33%) Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) 2G
5 1 (8.33%) Finance
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle
5 1 (8.33%) MS Project
5 1 (8.33%) SAP
5 1 (8.33%) COM
5 1 (8.33%) MS Access
5 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
5 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
5 1 (8.33%) HP
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (8.33%) NetApp

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in Slough 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 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Project
2 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) 2G
1 1 (8.33%) 3G
1 1 (8.33%) 4G
1 1 (8.33%) LAN
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) MS Access
General
1 2 (16.67%) Advertising
1 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
3 1 (8.33%) Field Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) IT Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Operations Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Support
3 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) COM
1 1 (8.33%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Driving Licence
1 1 (8.33%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (8.33%) Analytics
1 1 (8.33%) Business Analytics
1 1 (8.33%) Customer Engagement
1 1 (8.33%) Issue Tracking
1 1 (8.33%) Migration
1 1 (8.33%) People Management
1 1 (8.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) DBS Check
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco
2 1 (8.33%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) NetApp
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (8.33%) SAP
2 1 (8.33%) VMware