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 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 13 35 30
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -5
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 34 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 9.86% 2.47% 3.41%
As % of the Applications category 52.31% 23.68% 24.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 5 5
Average daily rate
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£290 £400 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £215 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £430 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £301 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.15% -3.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 5
Average hourly rate £18.25 £13.00 £24.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.38% -47.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £13.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
MS Excel
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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
65 38 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 18.84% 10.41% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 15 21
Average daily rate £290 £228 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.05% -12.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £165 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £456 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £308 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.69% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 15
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £18.60 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £36.50 £36.40
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 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 24 April 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

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

MS Excel Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 32 (60.38%) Microsoft
2 24 (45.28%) MS Office
3 23 (43.40%) Active Directory
4 18 (33.96%) ITIL
5 15 (28.30%) Finance
6 14 (26.42%) Windows
6 14 (26.42%) SharePoint
6 14 (26.42%) Project Management
7 12 (22.64%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (20.75%) DNS
9 10 (18.87%) DHCP
10 9 (16.98%) MS Visio
10 9 (16.98%) SQL
11 8 (15.09%) SQL Server
11 8 (15.09%) MS PowerPoint
12 7 (13.21%) PowerShell
12 7 (13.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (13.21%) IIS
12 7 (13.21%) Linux
12 7 (13.21%) LDAP
12 7 (13.21%) Terminal Server
12 7 (13.21%) BizTalk Server
12 7 (13.21%) Tridion
12 7 (13.21%) Red Hat
12 7 (13.21%) Remedy
12 7 (13.21%) Blackberry
12 7 (13.21%) Debian
12 7 (13.21%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (11.32%) Citrix
13 6 (11.32%) Windows 7

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 14 (26.42%) SharePoint
2 7 (13.21%) IIS
2 7 (13.21%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (7.55%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.77%) Lync
5 1 (1.89%) Confluence
5 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.89%) SAS
5 1 (1.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 24 (45.28%) MS Office
2 9 (16.98%) MS Visio
3 8 (15.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (3.77%) MS Project
4 2 (3.77%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (3.77%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 7 (13.21%) Tridion
2 1 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.89%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.89%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (20.75%) DNS
2 10 (18.87%) DHCP
3 7 (13.21%) LDAP
4 2 (3.77%) Network Security
5 1 (1.89%) ADSL
5 1 (1.89%) Broadband
5 1 (1.89%) LAN
5 1 (1.89%) WAN
5 1 (1.89%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.09%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.55%) FileMaker
2 4 (7.55%) RDBMS
2 4 (7.55%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Power View
4 1 (1.89%) MS Access
4 1 (1.89%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (3.77%) JIRA
General
1 15 (28.30%) Finance
2 2 (3.77%) Electronics
2 2 (3.77%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 24 (45.28%) Analyst
2 7 (13.21%) Linux Engineer
3 6 (11.32%) Service Analyst
3 6 (11.32%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (9.43%) Data Analyst
4 5 (9.43%) Administrator
5 4 (7.55%) Support Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Information Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) IT Administrator
6 3 (5.66%) IT Support
6 3 (5.66%) Desktop Support
6 3 (5.66%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Report Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Test Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Hardware Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) IT Support Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Operations Manager
7 2 (3.77%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.55%) XML
2 3 (5.66%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.21%) Blackberry
2 5 (9.43%) BYOD
3 4 (7.55%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.77%) Statistics
4 2 (3.77%) NHS
4 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.89%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 14 (26.42%) Windows
2 7 (13.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 7 (13.21%) Linux
2 7 (13.21%) Debian
3 6 (11.32%) Windows 7
4 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.89%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.89%) UNIX
6 1 (1.89%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (33.96%) ITIL
2 14 (26.42%) Project Management
3 12 (22.64%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (13.21%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (9.43%) Migration
5 5 (9.43%) Change Management
6 4 (7.55%) Service Management
6 4 (7.55%) Validation
6 4 (7.55%) Data Analysis
6 4 (7.55%) Incident Management
6 4 (7.55%) Reverse Engineering
7 3 (5.66%) Waterfall
7 3 (5.66%) Portfolio Management
7 3 (5.66%) Mentoring
7 3 (5.66%) Document Management
8 2 (3.77%) Workflow
8 2 (3.77%) Problem Management
8 2 (3.77%) PRINCE2
8 2 (3.77%) E-Commerce
8 2 (3.77%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.98%) SQL
2 7 (13.21%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.89%) C
3 1 (1.89%) VBA
3 1 (1.89%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (5.66%) SC Cleared
1 3 (5.66%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.77%) Degree
2 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.77%) ISEB
3 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.89%) PMP
3 1 (1.89%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) SLA
1 3 (5.66%) QA
System Software
1 23 (43.40%) Active Directory
2 7 (13.21%) Terminal Server
3 2 (3.77%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (1.89%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (60.38%) Microsoft
2 7 (13.21%) Red Hat
2 7 (13.21%) Remedy
3 6 (11.32%) Citrix
4 4 (7.55%) Oracle
4 4 (7.55%) WorldPay
5 2 (3.77%) EMC
5 2 (3.77%) SAP
6 1 (1.89%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.89%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.89%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.89%) Juniper
6 1 (1.89%) BMC
6 1 (1.89%) McAfee
6 1 (1.89%) Planview
6 1 (1.89%) Altiris
6 1 (1.89%) VMware
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