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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 9 11 13
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 167 118 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 12.81% 9.92% 8.62%
As % of the Applications category 61.85% 61.78% 55.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 48 38
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£275 £325 £233
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +39.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £197 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £450 £329
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £301 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.15% -3.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 20
Average hourly rate £9.52 £11.50 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.23% -2.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.85 £9.03 £9.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.65 £15.97 £37.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
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
270 191 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 20.71% 16.06% 15.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 82 70
Average daily rate £300 £325 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +27.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £200 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £308 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.69% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 28
Average hourly rate £10.50 £12.25 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -5.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.10 £9.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £21.49 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%

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 24 April 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Histogram 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 24 April 2015. 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 +3 122 £265 -18.46% 23
High Wycombe -5 4 - - 3
Buckingham -2 2 - -
Aylesbury - 2 - - 2
Newport Pagnell - 1 - -
Chesham - 1 - -
Gerrards Cross - 1 £150 -
Marlow - 1 - - 1
MS Excel
South East

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

1 205 (64.87%) Microsoft
2 149 (47.15%) MS Office
3 102 (32.28%) Finance
4 99 (31.33%) ITIL
5 91 (28.80%) Security Cleared
6 82 (25.95%) SC Cleared
7 67 (21.20%) Analytical Skills
8 64 (20.25%) MS PowerPoint
9 62 (19.62%) Windows
10 53 (16.77%) Project Management
11 45 (14.24%) SLA
12 44 (13.92%) Service Management
13 42 (13.29%) SQL
14 38 (12.03%) MS Project
15 35 (11.08%) Management Information System
16 33 (10.44%) Change Management
16 33 (10.44%) PRINCE2
16 33 (10.44%) Data Analysis
17 32 (10.13%) DV Cleared
18 30 (9.49%) Active Directory
18 30 (9.49%) HP
19 29 (9.18%) ATM
19 29 (9.18%) Banking
20 28 (8.86%) Project Planning
20 28 (8.86%) SharePoint
20 28 (8.86%) Telecoms
21 26 (8.23%) Incident Management
22 25 (7.91%) Windows 7
22 25 (7.91%) Financial Institution
23 23 (7.28%) Windows Server 2008

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 28 (8.86%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.53%) MS Exchange
3 7 (2.22%) IIS
4 6 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (1.58%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.27%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (1.27%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.95%) SAS
7 3 (0.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.63%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 149 (47.15%) MS Office
2 64 (20.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 38 (12.03%) MS Project
4 21 (6.65%) MS Visio
5 12 (3.80%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (3.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.27%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.32%) assyst
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 29 (9.18%) ATM
2 20 (6.33%) Internet
3 11 (3.48%) 3G
4 10 (3.16%) 4G
5 7 (2.22%) 2G
5 7 (2.22%) Radio Access Network
6 6 (1.90%) SAN
6 6 (1.90%) LDAP
7 5 (1.58%) LAN
7 5 (1.58%) WAN
8 4 (1.27%) LTE
8 4 (1.27%) NAS
8 4 (1.27%) Intranet
8 4 (1.27%) MPLS
8 4 (1.27%) GSM
8 4 (1.27%) UMTS
8 4 (1.27%) Ethernet
8 4 (1.27%) TCP/IP
8 4 (1.27%) ADSL
8 4 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.33%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.48%) MS Access
3 8 (2.53%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.27%) DB2 UDB
4 4 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (1.27%) DB2
5 2 (0.63%) Base SAS
5 2 (0.63%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 2 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.32%) MySQL
6 1 (0.32%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.32%) SAP BI
6 1 (0.32%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (0.32%) JIRA
1 1 (0.32%) Yeoman
General
1 102 (32.28%) Finance
2 29 (9.18%) Banking
3 28 (8.86%) Telecoms
4 25 (7.91%) Financial Institution
5 6 (1.90%) Retail
6 5 (1.58%) Automotive
7 4 (1.27%) Spanish Language
8 3 (0.95%) Advertising
9 2 (0.63%) Legal
9 2 (0.63%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.32%) Law
10 1 (0.32%) Back Office
10 1 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 121 (38.29%) Analyst
2 24 (7.59%) Administrator
3 21 (6.65%) Coordinator
4 19 (6.01%) Support Analyst
5 18 (5.70%) Data Analyst
6 16 (5.06%) Project Manager
7 15 (4.75%) 1st Line Support
7 15 (4.75%) Service Analyst
7 15 (4.75%) Service Desk Analyst
8 14 (4.43%) Incident Manager
8 14 (4.43%) Support Engineer
9 12 (3.80%) MI Analyst
9 12 (3.80%) Project Coordinator
10 10 (3.16%) PMO Analyst
10 10 (3.16%) 2nd Line Support
11 9 (2.85%) Consultant
11 9 (2.85%) IT Administrator
11 9 (2.85%) 1st Line Support Analyst
12 7 (2.22%) Project Officer
13 6 (1.90%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.22%) .NET
2 6 (1.90%) Middleware
3 5 (1.58%) HTML
3 5 (1.58%) SOAP
4 4 (1.27%) XML
5 2 (0.63%) HTML5
5 2 (0.63%) REST
5 2 (0.63%) CSS3
5 2 (0.63%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.63%) SAML
5 2 (0.63%) Web Services
5 2 (0.63%) CSS
6 1 (0.32%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.32%) Flash
6 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.32%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 67 (21.20%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (11.08%) Management Information System
3 15 (4.75%) CMDB
4 10 (3.16%) Statistics
5 8 (2.53%) Clustering
6 6 (1.90%) Economics
6 6 (1.90%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.27%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.27%) e-Health
7 4 (1.27%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.95%) Blackberry
8 3 (0.95%) NHS
9 2 (0.63%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.63%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.63%) Informatics
9 2 (0.63%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.63%) PMI
10 1 (0.32%) IVR
10 1 (0.32%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 62 (19.62%) Windows
2 25 (7.91%) Windows 7
3 23 (7.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (6.01%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (4.75%) UNIX
6 11 (3.48%) Windows 2000 Server
6 11 (3.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (3.16%) Linux
8 9 (2.85%) Windows 2000
8 9 (2.85%) Windows NT
9 7 (2.22%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.63%) Solaris
11 1 (0.32%) SUSE
11 1 (0.32%) AIX
11 1 (0.32%) HPUX
11 1 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.32%) Android
11 1 (0.32%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (31.33%) ITIL
2 53 (16.77%) Project Management
3 44 (13.92%) Service Management
4 33 (10.44%) Change Management
4 33 (10.44%) PRINCE2
4 33 (10.44%) Data Analysis
5 28 (8.86%) Project Planning
6 26 (8.23%) Incident Management
7 21 (6.65%) ITSM
8 20 (6.33%) Configuration Management
9 19 (6.01%) Change Control
10 17 (5.38%) Line Management
11 15 (4.75%) Stakeholder Management
12 14 (4.43%) Matrix Management
13 13 (4.11%) Disaster Recovery
13 13 (4.11%) Agile Software Development
14 12 (3.80%) CRM
15 10 (3.16%) Validation
15 10 (3.16%) Service Delivery
16 9 (2.85%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 42 (13.29%) SQL
2 21 (6.65%) VBA
3 13 (4.11%) C
4 8 (2.53%) PowerShell
5 7 (2.22%) VB
6 3 (0.95%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.63%) Perl
7 2 (0.63%) C#
7 2 (0.63%) C++
8 1 (0.32%) Java
8 1 (0.32%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.32%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.32%) Korn
8 1 (0.32%) Bourne shell
8 1 (0.32%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 91 (28.80%) Security Cleared
2 82 (25.95%) SC Cleared
3 32 (10.13%) DV Cleared
4 20 (6.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (4.75%) MCSE
6 13 (4.11%) Degree
7 11 (3.48%) MCP
7 11 (3.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 9 (2.85%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (2.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 6 (1.90%) ISEB
10 5 (1.58%) CCNA
10 5 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (1.27%) CISSP
11 4 (1.27%) PMP
11 4 (1.27%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.95%) ISTQB
13 2 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 2 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.63%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (14.24%) SLA
2 12 (3.80%) QA
3 3 (0.95%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.32%) COBIT
4 1 (0.32%) P3O
System Software
1 30 (9.49%) Active Directory
2 14 (4.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.48%) VMware ESX
4 7 (2.22%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.58%) Firmware
5 5 (1.58%) ISA Server
6 3 (0.95%) Terminal Services
6 3 (0.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (0.95%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.63%) vSphere
8 1 (0.32%) Samba
8 1 (0.32%) NFS
8 1 (0.32%) XenApp
8 1 (0.32%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (6.01%) SCCM
2 12 (3.80%) OVSD
3 10 (3.16%) SCOM
4 9 (2.85%) OpenView
5 7 (2.22%) SCOrch
6 5 (1.58%) Backup Exec
6 5 (1.58%) BladeLogic
7 4 (1.27%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 4 (1.27%) CA Spectrum
7 4 (1.27%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.95%) Netcool
8 3 (0.95%) SCVMM
8 3 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.95%) NSN NetAct
9 1 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.32%) WSUS
9 1 (0.32%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 1 (0.32%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.32%) YaST
Vendors
1 205 (64.87%) Microsoft
2 30 (9.49%) HP
3 21 (6.65%) VMware
4 20 (6.33%) Remedy
5 14 (4.43%) Oracle
5 14 (4.43%) Cisco
6 9 (2.85%) BMC
7 8 (2.53%) Citrix
8 7 (2.22%) McAfee
9 6 (1.90%) NetApp
9 6 (1.90%) Business Objects
10 5 (1.58%) SAP
10 5 (1.58%) IBM
11 4 (1.27%) CA
11 4 (1.27%) Intel
12 3 (0.95%) Sophos
12 3 (0.95%) NetScout
12 3 (0.95%) Lumension
13 2 (0.63%) SolarWinds
13 2 (0.63%) Adobe
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