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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 20 34 33
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 18 6 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 5.63% 2.14% 3.76%
As % of the Applications category 47.37% 26.09% 25.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 5
Average daily rate
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£344 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.06% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £215 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £430 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 5
Average hourly rate £32.25 £19.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.73% +52.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £19.00 £11.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £19.00 £30.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £14.13 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+0.88% -5.83%
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
38 23 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 11.88% 8.21% 14.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 22
Average daily rate £350 £273 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.44% -9.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £405 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 14
Average hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% +53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £19.50 £10.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £28.25 £37.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00

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 27 February 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 27 February 2015.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 28 (60.87%) Microsoft
2 24 (52.17%) MS Office
3 20 (43.48%) Windows
4 19 (41.30%) Finance
5 17 (36.96%) Active Directory
6 16 (34.78%) ITIL
7 13 (28.26%) Blackberry
8 10 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (21.74%) Remedy
8 10 (21.74%) SharePoint
9 8 (17.39%) SQL
9 8 (17.39%) Change Management
10 7 (15.22%) Advertising
10 7 (15.22%) Citrix
11 6 (13.04%) Project Management
11 6 (13.04%) E-Commerce
11 6 (13.04%) MS Visio
11 6 (13.04%) MS Exchange
11 6 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (13.04%) MS PowerPoint
11 6 (13.04%) QA
12 5 (10.87%) Mingle
12 5 (10.87%) Migration
12 5 (10.87%) Workflow
12 5 (10.87%) DNS
12 5 (10.87%) ISEB
13 4 (8.70%) HP
13 4 (8.70%) Dell
13 4 (8.70%) DHCP
13 4 (8.70%) LAN

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 10 (21.74%) SharePoint
2 6 (13.04%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.35%) SAS
3 2 (4.35%) Lync
4 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 24 (52.17%) MS Office
2 6 (13.04%) MS Visio
2 6 (13.04%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (10.87%) Mingle
4 1 (2.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.17%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.87%) DNS
2 4 (8.70%) LAN
2 4 (8.70%) WAN
2 4 (8.70%) DHCP
3 3 (6.52%) ADSL
3 3 (6.52%) Broadband
4 2 (4.35%) ISDN
4 2 (4.35%) PBX
4 2 (4.35%) VoIP
4 2 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (4.35%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (4.35%) Network Security
4 2 (4.35%) VPN
5 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.17%) SSL
5 1 (2.17%) SAN
5 1 (2.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.17%) MS Access
1 1 (2.17%) Data Mining
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Power View
General
1 19 (41.30%) Finance
2 7 (15.22%) Advertising
3 2 (4.35%) Electronics
4 1 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 30 (65.22%) Analyst
2 12 (26.09%) Service Analyst
2 12 (26.09%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (13.04%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (10.87%) QA Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Senior QA Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Support Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Information Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Hardware Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) IT Support Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) PMO Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) IT Support
7 2 (4.35%) Validation Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Project Planner
7 2 (4.35%) Hardware Test Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) Senior Wintel Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) Wintel Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) NHS Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) HTML
1 1 (2.17%) .NET
1 1 (2.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.26%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.35%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (4.35%) NHS
2 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.17%) Data Extraction
3 1 (2.17%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.17%) Cryptography
3 1 (2.17%) PKI
3 1 (2.17%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 20 (43.48%) Windows
2 4 (8.70%) Android
2 4 (8.70%) Windows 7
3 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (6.52%) Windows 8
3 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (4.35%) Windows Phone
4 2 (4.35%) UNIX
4 2 (4.35%) Apple iOS
4 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.17%) Windows Vista
5 1 (2.17%) Linux
5 1 (2.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.78%) ITIL
2 10 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (17.39%) Change Management
4 6 (13.04%) Project Management
4 6 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (13.04%) E-Commerce
5 5 (10.87%) Workflow
5 5 (10.87%) Migration
6 4 (8.70%) Waterfall
6 4 (8.70%) Portfolio Management
6 4 (8.70%) Mentoring
7 3 (6.52%) Knowledge Management
7 3 (6.52%) Incident Management
7 3 (6.52%) Validation
7 3 (6.52%) Service Management
8 2 (4.35%) ERP
8 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2
8 2 (4.35%) Project Planning
8 2 (4.35%) Asset Management
8 2 (4.35%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.39%) SQL
2 3 (6.52%) C
3 2 (4.35%) Java
3 2 (4.35%) Python
4 1 (2.17%) Ruby
4 1 (2.17%) VBA
4 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.17%) PHP
4 1 (2.17%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (10.87%) ISEB
2 3 (6.52%) Degree
2 3 (6.52%) SC Cleared
2 3 (6.52%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.35%) PMP
3 2 (4.35%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (2.17%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.04%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) CDISC
2 1 (2.17%) GCP
2 1 (2.17%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 17 (36.96%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.70%) Hyper-V
3 3 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (2.17%) WSUS
1 1 (2.17%) SCCM
1 1 (2.17%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 28 (60.87%) Microsoft
2 10 (21.74%) Remedy
3 7 (15.22%) Citrix
4 4 (8.70%) HP
4 4 (8.70%) Dell
5 3 (6.52%) BMC
5 3 (6.52%) VMware
6 2 (4.35%) Apple
6 2 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (4.35%) Avaya
6 2 (4.35%) EMC
6 2 (4.35%) Business Objects
6 2 (4.35%) Cisco
6 2 (4.35%) Planview
6 2 (4.35%) Polycom
6 2 (4.35%) MobileIron
6 2 (4.35%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.17%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.17%) Oracle
7 1 (2.17%) SAP