The table below looks at the statistics for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 19 10 36
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +26
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 27 35 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 6.91% 10.06% 2.50%
As % of the Applications category 50.00% 53.03% 23.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 18 5
Average daily rate £340 £290 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -27.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £125 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £329 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 1
Average hourly rate £47.50 £18.25 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+160.27% +40.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -3.44%
MS Excel
Cambridgeshire

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

Applications Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
54 66 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 13.81% 18.97% 10.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 26 15
Average daily rate £325 £290 £228
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% +27.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £125 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £380 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 8
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.60% +7.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.33%

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

MS Excel Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

MS Excel
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

MS Excel Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

MS Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016.

MS Excel Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

MS Excel Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 21 (61.76%) Microsoft
2 17 (50.00%) MS Office
3 12 (35.29%) Windows
4 11 (32.35%) Active Directory
5 8 (23.53%) ITIL
6 6 (17.65%) Project Management
6 6 (17.65%) MS Project
6 6 (17.65%) Migration
7 5 (14.71%) Finance
7 5 (14.71%) PRINCE2
7 5 (14.71%) Windows 7
8 4 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (11.76%) MS Exchange
8 4 (11.76%) Dell
8 4 (11.76%) VMware
8 4 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
8 4 (11.76%) Incident Management
9 3 (8.82%) Data Migration
9 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
9 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
9 3 (8.82%) Validation
9 3 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (8.82%) Risk Management
9 3 (8.82%) Service Management
9 3 (8.82%) Citrix
9 3 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (8.82%) SLA
9 3 (8.82%) Linux

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 4 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.88%) MS Project Server
2 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.94%) CMS
3 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 17 (50.00%) MS Office
2 6 (17.65%) MS Project
3 4 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (5.88%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.94%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) WAN
2 1 (2.94%) DHCP
2 1 (2.94%) IP Telephony
2 1 (2.94%) LAN
2 1 (2.94%) LDAP
2 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.94%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) Data Mining
2 2 (5.88%) MySQL
2 2 (5.88%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.94%) NUnit
General
1 5 (14.71%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Legal
2 2 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.94%) Advertising
3 1 (2.94%) Back Office
3 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (26.47%) Analyst
2 4 (11.76%) Migration Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) Desktop Support
3 3 (8.82%) Developer
3 3 (8.82%) Report Analyst
3 3 (8.82%) Service Analyst
3 3 (8.82%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (8.82%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (5.88%) Applications Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Dynamics AX Developer
4 2 (5.88%) Email Migration Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) IT Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Planning Manager
4 2 (5.88%) Project Controller
4 2 (5.88%) Project Manager
4 2 (5.88%) Service Desk Support
4 2 (5.88%) Service Desk Support Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Support Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) .NET
2 2 (5.88%) .NET Framework
2 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.94%) CSS
3 1 (2.94%) HTML
3 1 (2.94%) jQuery
3 1 (2.94%) SAP PI
3 1 (2.94%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.82%) BYOD
3 2 (5.88%) Blackberry
3 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.88%) NHS
3 2 (5.88%) PMI
3 2 (5.88%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.94%) e-Learning
4 1 (2.94%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 12 (35.29%) Windows
2 5 (14.71%) Windows 7
3 3 (8.82%) Linux
3 3 (8.82%) Unix
3 3 (8.82%) Windows Server
3 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (5.88%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.94%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (23.53%) ITIL
2 6 (17.65%) Migration
2 6 (17.65%) Project Management
3 5 (14.71%) PRINCE2
4 4 (11.76%) Incident Management
5 3 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (8.82%) CRM
5 3 (8.82%) Data Migration
5 3 (8.82%) ERP
5 3 (8.82%) Line Management
5 3 (8.82%) Risk Management
5 3 (8.82%) Service Management
5 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (8.82%) Validation
6 2 (5.88%) Change Management
6 2 (5.88%) ETL
6 2 (5.88%) ITSM
6 2 (5.88%) Server Virtualisation
6 2 (5.88%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.82%) C#
1 3 (8.82%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.88%) SQL
2 2 (5.88%) VBA
2 2 (5.88%) X++
3 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
1 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.88%) Degree
2 2 (5.88%) MCSA
2 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.88%) PMI Certification
2 2 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (5.88%) VCP5
2 2 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.94%) APMP
3 1 (2.94%) MCSE
3 1 (2.94%) PMP
3 1 (2.94%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (32.35%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.88%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) SCCM
1 1 (2.94%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (61.76%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.76%) Dell
2 4 (11.76%) VMware
3 3 (8.82%) Citrix
3 3 (8.82%) Oracle
3 3 (8.82%) WorldPay
4 2 (5.88%) Cisco
4 2 (5.88%) JD Edwards
4 2 (5.88%) Remedy
4 2 (5.88%) Tableau
5 1 (2.94%) NetApp
5 1 (2.94%) SAP
5 1 (2.94%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.94%) Symantec