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 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 25 26 17
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -9
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 25 15 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 5.15% 4.12% 7.99%
As % of the Applications category 49.02% 26.32% 55.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 12
Average daily rate
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£150 £301 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.20% -16.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £188 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £415 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £311
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +2.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 7
Average hourly rate £34.38 £12.50 £14.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+175.00% -15.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.88 £12.50 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.88 £12.50 £26.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.86% -6.25%
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
51 57 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 10.52% 15.66% 14.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 14 19
Average daily rate £375 £344 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +16.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £161 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £415 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 20
Average hourly rate £41.25 £12.55 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+228.68% -58.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.13 £11.70 £11.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £122.75 £20.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.29%

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 August 2014.

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 August 2014, 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 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 12 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 12 (36.36%) Finance
3 10 (30.30%) MS Office
3 10 (30.30%) Windows
3 10 (30.30%) ITIL
4 9 (27.27%) Blackberry
4 9 (27.27%) Remedy
5 8 (24.24%) Windows 7
6 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (18.18%) Windows 8
6 6 (18.18%) VMware
6 6 (18.18%) DNS
6 6 (18.18%) Citrix
6 6 (18.18%) DHCP
7 5 (15.15%) IPv6
7 5 (15.15%) TCP/IP
7 5 (15.15%) Internet
7 5 (15.15%) ADSL
7 5 (15.15%) Broadband
7 5 (15.15%) LAN
7 5 (15.15%) WAN
7 5 (15.15%) .NET
7 5 (15.15%) Incident Management
7 5 (15.15%) Knowledge Management
7 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (12.12%) SCCM
8 4 (12.12%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (12.12%) PowerShell
8 4 (12.12%) Advertising

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 3 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.03%) IIS
3 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.03%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.03%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (30.30%) MS Office
2 3 (9.09%) MS Visio
3 2 (6.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (3.03%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (6.06%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.18%) DHCP
1 6 (18.18%) DNS
2 5 (15.15%) IPv6
2 5 (15.15%) TCP/IP
2 5 (15.15%) ADSL
2 5 (15.15%) Broadband
2 5 (15.15%) LAN
2 5 (15.15%) WAN
2 5 (15.15%) Internet
3 4 (12.12%) SAN
4 3 (9.09%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (6.06%) Multicast
5 2 (6.06%) Intranet
5 2 (6.06%) MPLS
5 2 (6.06%) BGP
5 2 (6.06%) VLAN
5 2 (6.06%) Junos
5 2 (6.06%) VPN
6 1 (3.03%) Ethernet
6 1 (3.03%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) Hadoop
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.03%) Spotfire
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.03%) MSI
1 1 (3.03%) InstallShield
1 1 (3.03%) AdminStudio
1 1 (3.03%) Subversion
General
1 12 (36.36%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Advertising
3 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.03%) Law
4 1 (3.03%) Legal
4 1 (3.03%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) Analyst
2 8 (24.24%) Service Analyst
2 8 (24.24%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Support Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Support Specialist
4 3 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Server Support
4 3 (9.09%) Desktop Support
4 3 (9.09%) Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Network Support
4 3 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Network Specialist
5 2 (6.06%) Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) Server Support Specialist
5 2 (6.06%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (6.06%) .NET Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Server Specialist
5 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Network Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) .NET
2 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET
2 2 (6.06%) HTML
2 2 (6.06%) XML
3 1 (3.03%) XSLT
3 1 (3.03%) Application Packaging
3 1 (3.03%) jQuery
3 1 (3.03%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) Blackberry
2 3 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.03%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.03%) Taxonomies
3 1 (3.03%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.03%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (30.30%) Windows
2 8 (24.24%) Windows 7
3 6 (18.18%) Windows 8
3 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) ITIL
2 5 (15.15%) Knowledge Management
2 5 (15.15%) Incident Management
3 4 (12.12%) Service Management
4 3 (9.09%) Project Management
5 2 (6.06%) Computer Architecture
5 2 (6.06%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.06%) E-Commerce
5 2 (6.06%) ERP
5 2 (6.06%) DNA
5 2 (6.06%) Data Management
6 1 (3.03%) Information Management
6 1 (3.03%) Logistics
6 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.03%) OO
6 1 (3.03%) Project Planning
6 1 (3.03%) Resource Management
6 1 (3.03%) Time Management
6 1 (3.03%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) C#
1 4 (12.12%) Shell Script
1 4 (12.12%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.03%) PHP
3 1 (3.03%) VBScript
3 1 (3.03%) VB
3 1 (3.03%) Python
3 1 (3.03%) Java
3 1 (3.03%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) Degree
2 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) MCSD
2 1 (3.03%) MCSE
2 1 (3.03%) PhD
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.03%) PMP
2 1 (3.03%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 12 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.03%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) SCCM
2 3 (9.09%) SCOM
2 3 (9.09%) SCVMM
2 3 (9.09%) SCOrch
3 1 (3.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 21 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 9 (27.27%) Remedy
3 6 (18.18%) VMware
3 6 (18.18%) Citrix
4 4 (12.12%) BMC
5 2 (6.06%) Juniper
6 1 (3.03%) Business Objects
6 1 (3.03%) AppSense
6 1 (3.03%) Planview