The table below looks at the statistics for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 12 11 12
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 119 106 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 10.14% 10.10% 10.13%
As % of the Applications category 56.67% 67.95% 56.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 36 38
Average daily rate
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£225 £284 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.70% -9.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £109 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £463 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 13 15
Average hourly rate £12.25 £13.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.25% +3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £17.05 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -6.66%
MS Excel
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire region.

Applications Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
210 156 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 17.89% 14.86% 17.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 57 72
Average daily rate £225 £280 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.64% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £110 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £435 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 25 26
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.63 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.97% -2.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.60 £17.50 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -4.83%

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Excel Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

MS Excel
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Excel across the Buckinghamshire region.

MS Excel Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

MS Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

MS Excel Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel across the Buckinghamshire region.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

MS Excel
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Excel within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +3 100 £225 -22.41% 26
High Wycombe -1 5 £155 - 4
Marlow +5 3 £288 +51.31% 2
Amersham - 2 - -
Chesham - 1 - -
Gerrards Cross - - - -
Aylesbury - - - - 1
Beaconsfield - - - -
Buckingham - - - - 2
Bletchley - - - -
MS Excel
South East

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing MS Excel also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MS Excel.

1 150 (59.06%) Microsoft
2 88 (34.65%) Finance
3 79 (31.10%) MS Office
4 73 (28.74%) Windows
5 62 (24.41%) Security Cleared
6 60 (23.62%) MS Project
7 51 (20.08%) PRINCE2
7 51 (20.08%) SC Cleared
8 47 (18.50%) Project Management
8 47 (18.50%) MS PowerPoint
9 40 (15.75%) Active Directory
10 34 (13.39%) ITIL
11 33 (12.99%) Project Planning
11 33 (12.99%) Windows 7
12 28 (11.02%) Telecoms
13 27 (10.63%) Oracle
13 27 (10.63%) SharePoint
14 26 (10.24%) Banking
15 24 (9.45%) Business Objects
16 22 (8.66%) Migration
16 22 (8.66%) DV Cleared
16 22 (8.66%) Windows Server 2008
17 21 (8.27%) MS Access
17 21 (8.27%) Microsoft Certification
18 20 (7.87%) SQL
18 20 (7.87%) Stakeholder Management
19 19 (7.48%) SLA
19 19 (7.48%) MS Exchange
19 19 (7.48%) Continuous Improvement
20 18 (7.09%) Spreadsheet

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing MS Excel also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MS Excel. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 27 (10.63%) SharePoint
2 19 (7.48%) MS Exchange
3 10 (3.94%) Exchange Server 2003
4 9 (3.54%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (3.15%) Lync
5 8 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (3.15%) IIS
5 8 (3.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 6 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.18%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.39%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 79 (31.10%) MS Office
2 60 (23.62%) MS Project
3 47 (18.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (7.09%) Spreadsheet
5 9 (3.54%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.39%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.39%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.57%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.15%) NAS
1 8 (3.15%) SAN
2 5 (1.97%) 2G
2 5 (1.97%) 3G
2 5 (1.97%) GPRS
2 5 (1.97%) GSM
2 5 (1.97%) ATM
2 5 (1.97%) UMTS
2 5 (1.97%) LTE
3 4 (1.57%) Radio Access Network
3 4 (1.57%) Broadband
3 4 (1.57%) Internet
4 3 (1.18%) 4G
5 2 (0.79%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (0.79%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.79%) DNS
5 2 (0.79%) LAN
5 2 (0.79%) Intranet
6 1 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.27%) MS Access
2 10 (3.94%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (2.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (1.97%) DTS
4 5 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.57%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.18%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.79%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.79%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.39%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (0.79%) JIRA
2 1 (0.39%) Bugzilla
2 1 (0.39%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 88 (34.65%) Finance
2 28 (11.02%) Telecoms
3 26 (10.24%) Banking
4 13 (5.12%) Financial Institution
5 8 (3.15%) Spanish Language
6 6 (2.36%) Retail
6 6 (2.36%) Back Office
7 4 (1.57%) Advertising
8 3 (1.18%) Publishing
9 1 (0.39%) Automotive
9 1 (0.39%) Marketing
9 1 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 84 (33.07%) Analyst
2 23 (9.06%) Project Manager
3 22 (8.66%) Administrator
4 19 (7.48%) Business Analyst
5 17 (6.69%) Support Analyst
6 16 (6.30%) Data Analyst
7 15 (5.91%) Coordinator
8 13 (5.12%) Project Support Officer
8 13 (5.12%) Project Officer
8 13 (5.12%) PMO Analyst
9 11 (4.33%) 1st Line Support
10 10 (3.94%) Programme Manager
11 8 (3.15%) Team Leader
12 7 (2.76%) Programme Office Manager
12 7 (2.76%) Project Administrator
12 7 (2.76%) Data Manager
13 6 (2.36%) Support Engineer
13 6 (2.36%) Project Coordinator
14 5 (1.97%) Service Desk Analyst
14 5 (1.97%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.18%) .NET
2 2 (0.79%) HTML5
2 2 (0.79%) HTML
2 2 (0.79%) XML
3 1 (0.39%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.54%) Management Information System
2 9 (3.54%) Clustering
2 9 (3.54%) Blackberry
3 5 (1.97%) Mobile App
4 4 (1.57%) Mainframe
5 2 (0.79%) Mathematics
5 2 (0.79%) User Experience
5 2 (0.79%) Statistics
5 2 (0.79%) PDA
6 1 (0.39%) Replication
6 1 (0.39%) EPoS
6 1 (0.39%) Chip and PIN
6 1 (0.39%) PMI
6 1 (0.39%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.39%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.39%) Telematics
6 1 (0.39%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.39%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 73 (28.74%) Windows
2 33 (12.99%) Windows 7
3 22 (8.66%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (6.30%) UNIX
5 15 (5.91%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (4.33%) Windows 2000
6 11 (4.33%) Windows XP
7 10 (3.94%) Windows NT
8 9 (3.54%) Windows 2000 Server
9 7 (2.76%) Android
10 6 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (1.97%) Windows Mobile
11 5 (1.97%) Apple iOS
11 5 (1.97%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.18%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (20.08%) PRINCE2
2 47 (18.50%) Project Management
3 34 (13.39%) ITIL
4 33 (12.99%) Project Planning
5 22 (8.66%) Migration
6 20 (7.87%) Stakeholder Management
7 19 (7.48%) Continuous Improvement
8 17 (6.69%) Validation
9 16 (6.30%) Data Management
10 15 (5.91%) Data Validation
10 15 (5.91%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (5.12%) Change Management
12 11 (4.33%) Waterfall
12 11 (4.33%) Risk Assessment
13 10 (3.94%) Service Management
14 9 (3.54%) Disaster Recovery
15 8 (3.15%) Problem Management
16 7 (2.76%) Logistics
16 7 (2.76%) CRM
17 6 (2.36%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 20 (7.87%) SQL
2 8 (3.15%) VBA
3 3 (1.18%) C
4 2 (0.79%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.79%) C#
4 2 (0.79%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.79%) VB
5 1 (0.39%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.39%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.39%) VBScript
5 1 (0.39%) Java
Qualifications
1 62 (24.41%) Security Cleared
2 51 (20.08%) SC Cleared
3 22 (8.66%) DV Cleared
4 21 (8.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (6.69%) MCSE
6 16 (6.30%) PMI Certification
7 15 (5.91%) PMP
8 12 (4.72%) Degree
9 8 (3.15%) ISEB
10 7 (2.76%) MCP
11 6 (2.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (1.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.39%) CISA
14 1 (0.39%) CISM
14 1 (0.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 1 (0.39%) Oracle Certification
14 1 (0.39%) CISSP
14 1 (0.39%) VCP5
14 1 (0.39%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.48%) SLA
2 3 (1.18%) P3O
2 3 (1.18%) QA
3 2 (0.79%) BS25999
System Software
1 40 (15.75%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (4.33%) VMware ESX
3 10 (3.94%) Terminal Services
4 8 (3.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 8 (3.15%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.39%) vSphere
5 1 (0.39%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (4.72%) SCCM
2 9 (3.54%) BladeLogic
3 8 (3.15%) SCOM
4 6 (2.36%) Backup Exec
5 5 (1.97%) OVSD
5 5 (1.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (1.18%) Netcool
6 3 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (1.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (1.18%) NSN NetAct
7 1 (0.39%) Unicenter
7 1 (0.39%) OpenView
Vendors
1 150 (59.06%) Microsoft
2 27 (10.63%) Oracle
3 24 (9.45%) Business Objects
4 17 (6.69%) Citrix
5 13 (5.12%) VMware
6 10 (3.94%) Intel
6 10 (3.94%) SAP
7 7 (2.76%) MobileIron
8 4 (1.57%) ServiceNow
8 4 (1.57%) Symantec
8 4 (1.57%) HP
9 3 (1.18%) Mapinfo
9 3 (1.18%) Remedy
9 3 (1.18%) Cisco
9 3 (1.18%) Greenplum
10 2 (0.79%) IronPort
10 2 (0.79%) RightFax
10 2 (0.79%) Primavera
10 2 (0.79%) QNX
11 1 (0.39%) Hummingbird
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