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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 41 34 23
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -11
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 15 17 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.92% 3.48% 5.14%
As % of the Applications category 45.45% 31.48% 32.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 8
Average daily rate
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£315 £150 £224
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+110.00% -32.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £137 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £425 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £19.00 - £24.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.96
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +0.26%
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
33 54 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 6.43% 11.04% 15.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 24 15
Average daily rate £300 £313 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £144 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £425 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £308
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 9
Average hourly rate £19.00 £43.75 £12.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.57% +247.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.60 £40.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.80 £122.75 £23.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.51 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.26% -

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 4 August 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 36 (70.59%) Microsoft
2 26 (50.98%) MS Office
3 23 (45.10%) Active Directory
4 21 (41.18%) ITIL
5 16 (31.37%) Windows
6 13 (25.49%) DHCP
6 13 (25.49%) DNS
6 13 (25.49%) Project Management
6 13 (25.49%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (21.57%) Finance
7 11 (21.57%) SharePoint
7 11 (21.57%) SQL Server
7 11 (21.57%) MS PowerPoint
8 10 (19.61%) Linux
9 9 (17.65%) Debian
9 9 (17.65%) Red Hat
10 8 (15.69%) Terminal Server
10 8 (15.69%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (15.69%) LDAP
10 8 (15.69%) IIS
10 8 (15.69%) SQL
10 8 (15.69%) PowerShell
11 7 (13.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (13.73%) Windows 7
11 7 (13.73%) Oracle
11 7 (13.73%) MS Visio
11 7 (13.73%) Tridion
12 6 (11.76%) MS Exchange
12 6 (11.76%) PRINCE2
13 5 (9.80%) XML

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 11 (21.57%) SharePoint
2 8 (15.69%) IIS
2 8 (15.69%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (11.76%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.92%) MS Project Server
4 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.96%) Confluence
5 1 (1.96%) Lync
5 1 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 26 (50.98%) MS Office
2 11 (21.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (13.73%) MS Visio
4 4 (7.84%) MS Project
5 2 (3.92%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (1.96%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 7 (13.73%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) SaaS
1 1 (1.96%) Office 365
1 1 (1.96%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (25.49%) DHCP
1 13 (25.49%) DNS
2 8 (15.69%) LDAP
3 2 (3.92%) SAN
3 2 (3.92%) Firewall
3 2 (3.92%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (3.92%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (1.96%) Network Security
4 1 (1.96%) LAN
4 1 (1.96%) WAN
4 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (21.57%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.80%) RDBMS
2 5 (9.80%) FileMaker
2 5 (9.80%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.92%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (3.92%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.92%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 2 (3.92%) JIRA
General
1 11 (21.57%) Finance
2 1 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 20 (39.22%) Analyst
2 7 (13.73%) Linux Engineer
3 5 (9.80%) Desktop Support
3 5 (9.80%) Support Engineer
3 5 (9.80%) Data Analyst
4 4 (7.84%) Service Analyst
4 4 (7.84%) Administrator
4 4 (7.84%) IT Administrator
4 4 (7.84%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) IT Support
6 2 (3.92%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (3.92%) Operations Manager
6 2 (3.92%) Report Analyst
6 2 (3.92%) Support Analyst
6 2 (3.92%) Project Manager
7 1 (1.96%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (1.96%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.80%) XML
2 4 (7.84%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (9.80%) Data Structures
2 4 (7.84%) BYOD
2 4 (7.84%) Blackberry
3 3 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.92%) CLARiiON
4 2 (3.92%) Statistics
5 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.96%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.96%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.96%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 16 (31.37%) Windows
2 10 (19.61%) Linux
3 9 (17.65%) Debian
4 7 (13.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (13.73%) Windows 7
5 4 (7.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.96%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.96%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.96%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (41.18%) ITIL
2 13 (25.49%) Stakeholder Management
2 13 (25.49%) Project Management
3 6 (11.76%) PRINCE2
4 5 (9.80%) Document Management
4 5 (9.80%) Data Analysis
4 5 (9.80%) Reverse Engineering
5 4 (7.84%) Incident Management
6 3 (5.88%) Migration
6 3 (5.88%) Resource Management
6 3 (5.88%) Service Management
7 2 (3.92%) Change Management
7 2 (3.92%) Validation
7 2 (3.92%) Problem Management
7 2 (3.92%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.92%) Project Planning
7 2 (3.92%) Load Balancing
7 2 (3.92%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (3.92%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (3.92%) Channel Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (15.69%) SQL
1 8 (15.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 3 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (3.92%) CCNA
2 2 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.96%) MCDST
3 1 (1.96%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.84%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (45.10%) Active Directory
2 8 (15.69%) Terminal Server
3 2 (3.92%) vSphere
4 1 (1.96%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.96%) WMI
Vendors
1 36 (70.59%) Microsoft
2 9 (17.65%) Red Hat
3 7 (13.73%) Oracle
4 5 (9.80%) Citrix
4 5 (9.80%) Remedy
5 4 (7.84%) WorldPay
6 3 (5.88%) VMware
7 2 (3.92%) CheckPoint
7 2 (3.92%) 3PAR
7 2 (3.92%) F5
7 2 (3.92%) Cisco
7 2 (3.92%) HP
7 2 (3.92%) Dell
7 2 (3.92%) EMC
7 2 (3.92%) Dell Compellent
8 1 (1.96%) SAP
8 1 (1.96%) Adobe
8 1 (1.96%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.96%) Altiris
8 1 (1.96%) SolarWinds
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