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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 10 12 11
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 122 133 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 10.09% 10.32% 10.37%
As % of the Applications category 67.40% 62.74% 55.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 61 38
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +22.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £200 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £410 £377
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £319 £314
% change year-on-year
+1.96% +1.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 26
Average hourly rate £14.00 £10.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.04 £8.05 £9.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.57 £14.90 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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
181 212 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 14.97% 16.45% 18.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 92 74
Average daily rate £298 £325 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.46% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £200 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £410 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 28 39
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.04 £10.00 £9.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £26.60 £19.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 30 June 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 92 £308 -1.60% 24
High Wycombe +9 10 - - 5
Marlow - 1 - -
MS Excel
South East

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 167 (60.95%) Microsoft
2 134 (48.91%) MS Office
3 93 (33.94%) Finance
4 85 (31.02%) ITIL
5 71 (25.91%) Windows
5 71 (25.91%) Security Cleared
6 58 (21.17%) SC Cleared
7 50 (18.25%) Analytical Skills
8 49 (17.88%) SQL
9 44 (16.06%) MS PowerPoint
10 42 (15.33%) Project Management
11 41 (14.96%) SLA
12 39 (14.23%) Active Directory
13 34 (12.41%) Data Analysis
14 32 (11.68%) Service Management
14 32 (11.68%) HP
15 30 (10.95%) Financial Institution
15 30 (10.95%) Banking
16 29 (10.58%) Management Information System
16 29 (10.58%) MS Project
16 29 (10.58%) DV Cleared
17 26 (9.49%) Project Planning
17 26 (9.49%) ATM
17 26 (9.49%) SharePoint
18 24 (8.76%) Incident Management
18 24 (8.76%) Windows 7
19 23 (8.39%) SCCM
20 22 (8.03%) Windows Server 2008
20 22 (8.03%) PRINCE2
21 21 (7.66%) PowerShell

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 26 (9.49%) SharePoint
2 14 (5.11%) MS Exchange
3 10 (3.65%) Lync
4 7 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (1.82%) IIS
6 4 (1.46%) SAS
6 4 (1.46%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (1.46%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.73%) MS Project Server
8 2 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.36%) Documentum
Applications
1 134 (48.91%) MS Office
2 44 (16.06%) MS PowerPoint
3 29 (10.58%) MS Project
4 18 (6.57%) MS Visio
5 10 (3.65%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (4.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.36%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (9.49%) ATM
2 19 (6.93%) Internet
3 16 (5.84%) LDAP
4 7 (2.55%) 3G
5 6 (2.19%) Wireless
5 6 (2.19%) 4G
6 5 (1.82%) MPLS
6 5 (1.82%) Ethernet
6 5 (1.82%) TCP/IP
6 5 (1.82%) ADSL
6 5 (1.82%) LAN
6 5 (1.82%) WAN
7 3 (1.09%) UMTS
7 3 (1.09%) VPN
7 3 (1.09%) DNS
7 3 (1.09%) 2G
7 3 (1.09%) GSM
7 3 (1.09%) Intranet
7 3 (1.09%) Firewall
7 3 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.30%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.11%) DB2
2 14 (5.11%) DB2 UDB
3 5 (1.82%) MS Access
4 3 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.09%) Base SAS
4 3 (1.09%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.36%) SAP BI
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.36%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.36%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.36%) LoadRunner
1 1 (0.36%) Yeoman
General
1 93 (33.94%) Finance
2 30 (10.95%) Financial Institution
2 30 (10.95%) Banking
3 17 (6.20%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.55%) Retail
5 5 (1.82%) Automotive
6 3 (1.09%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.73%) Advertising
7 2 (0.73%) Local Government
8 1 (0.36%) German Language
8 1 (0.36%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.36%) Law
8 1 (0.36%) Legal
Job Titles
1 97 (35.40%) Analyst
2 20 (7.30%) Project Manager
3 17 (6.20%) Incident Manager
4 16 (5.84%) Coordinator
4 16 (5.84%) Administrator
5 13 (4.74%) Security Analyst
6 11 (4.01%) Data Analyst
7 10 (3.65%) Consultant
7 10 (3.65%) IT Security Analyst
8 9 (3.28%) Support Engineer
8 9 (3.28%) Service Analyst
8 9 (3.28%) 2nd Line Support
8 9 (3.28%) Service Desk Analyst
9 8 (2.92%) Project Coordinator
9 8 (2.92%) IT Administrator
9 8 (2.92%) Test Analyst
9 8 (2.92%) Support Analyst
10 7 (2.55%) MI Analyst
11 6 (2.19%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 6 (2.19%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (6.57%) .NET
2 13 (4.74%) SOAP
3 12 (4.38%) HTML
4 11 (4.01%) XML
5 6 (2.19%) Middleware
6 2 (0.73%) SAML
6 2 (0.73%) Web Services
6 2 (0.73%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.73%) REST
7 1 (0.36%) CSS3
7 1 (0.36%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.36%) HTML5
7 1 (0.36%) J2EE
7 1 (0.36%) CSS
7 1 (0.36%) X-Windows
7 1 (0.36%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 50 (18.25%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (10.58%) Management Information System
3 21 (7.66%) CMDB
4 19 (6.93%) Data Centre
5 9 (3.28%) Clustering
6 6 (2.19%) Economics
6 6 (2.19%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.82%) Statistics
7 5 (1.82%) e-Health
8 4 (1.46%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.46%) NHS
8 4 (1.46%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.09%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.09%) Credit Risk
10 2 (0.73%) PMI
10 2 (0.73%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.36%) User Experience
11 1 (0.36%) BYOD
11 1 (0.36%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 71 (25.91%) Windows
2 24 (8.76%) Windows 7
3 22 (8.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (5.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (4.38%) UNIX
6 10 (3.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (2.19%) Windows 2000 Server
8 5 (1.82%) Linux
8 5 (1.82%) Windows 2000
8 5 (1.82%) Windows NT
9 2 (0.73%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.73%) AIX
9 2 (0.73%) Solaris
10 1 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.36%) Android
10 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (31.02%) ITIL
2 42 (15.33%) Project Management
3 34 (12.41%) Data Analysis
4 32 (11.68%) Service Management
5 26 (9.49%) Project Planning
6 24 (8.76%) Incident Management
7 22 (8.03%) PRINCE2
8 20 (7.30%) Change Management
9 18 (6.57%) Matrix Management
10 17 (6.20%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (5.11%) Configuration Management
11 14 (5.11%) Technical Analysis
12 12 (4.38%) ITSM
12 12 (4.38%) Information Security
12 12 (4.38%) Security Management
12 12 (4.38%) CRM
12 12 (4.38%) Data Protection
13 11 (4.01%) Logistics
13 11 (4.01%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (4.01%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 49 (17.88%) SQL
2 21 (7.66%) PowerShell
3 15 (5.47%) VB
4 12 (4.38%) VBA
5 4 (1.46%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.09%) VBScript
7 1 (0.36%) C
7 1 (0.36%) C#
7 1 (0.36%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 71 (25.91%) Security Cleared
2 58 (21.17%) SC Cleared
3 29 (10.58%) DV Cleared
4 12 (4.38%) CISSP
5 11 (4.01%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (4.01%) Degree
6 9 (3.28%) ISEB
7 7 (2.55%) MCSE
8 6 (2.19%) MCP
8 6 (2.19%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (2.19%) CCNA
8 6 (2.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 6 (2.19%) ISTQB
8 6 (2.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (1.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (1.46%) MCTS
9 4 (1.46%) MCITP
10 3 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.09%) PMP
10 3 (1.09%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (14.96%) SLA
2 10 (3.65%) QA
3 4 (1.46%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.36%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.36%) COBIT
System Software
1 39 (14.23%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.38%) Hyper-V
3 9 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (2.55%) Forefront TMG
5 5 (1.82%) ISA Server
6 4 (1.46%) Firmware
6 4 (1.46%) vSphere
7 3 (1.09%) XenApp
7 3 (1.09%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.09%) VMware ESX
7 3 (1.09%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.36%) UAG
8 1 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 23 (8.39%) SCCM
2 16 (5.84%) OVSD
3 11 (4.01%) OpenView
4 8 (2.92%) SCOM
5 7 (2.55%) SCOrch
6 5 (1.82%) CA Spectrum
7 3 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (1.09%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.73%) NSN NetAct
8 2 (0.73%) Netcool
8 2 (0.73%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.73%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.73%) NetVault Backup
9 1 (0.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.36%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.36%) Control-M
9 1 (0.36%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.36%) WSUS
Vendors
1 167 (60.95%) Microsoft
2 32 (11.68%) HP
3 17 (6.20%) VMware
4 14 (5.11%) Cisco
5 11 (4.01%) Citrix
6 9 (3.28%) Remedy
7 7 (2.55%) NetApp
8 6 (2.19%) Oracle
9 5 (1.82%) SAP
9 5 (1.82%) CA
10 4 (1.46%) BMC
11 3 (1.09%) Business Objects
11 3 (1.09%) Adobe
11 3 (1.09%) NetScout
11 3 (1.09%) Cyber-Ark
12 2 (0.73%) Brocade
12 2 (0.73%) 3PAR
12 2 (0.73%) Lumension
12 2 (0.73%) IBM
12 2 (0.73%) EMC
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