The first table below looks at the demand for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised for the Canary Wharf region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the Canary Wharf region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 10 24 13
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -11
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 14 26 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 9.09% 7.34% 13.13%
As % of the Applications category 70.00% 63.41% 69.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 18 28
Average daily rate £250 £365 £543
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.50% -32.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £275 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £522 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £307 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.12% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
Applications Category
Canary Wharf
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
20 41 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Canary Wharf 12.99% 11.58% 18.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 29 48
Average daily rate £270 £375 £536
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% -30.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £263 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.99% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%
MS Excel
London

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

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

MS Excel Jobs Demand Trend in Canary Wharf

MS Excel
Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

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

MS Excel Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

MS Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in Canary Wharf

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Canary Wharf region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

MS Excel Daily Rate Histogram in Canary Wharf

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

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

MS Excel Hourly Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Canary Wharf 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 22 (84.62%) Finance
2 10 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 8 (30.77%) MS Project
3 8 (30.77%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (30.77%) Degree
4 7 (26.92%) Windows
4 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
5 6 (23.08%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (23.08%) Middleware
5 6 (23.08%) BPR
5 6 (23.08%) Banking
5 6 (23.08%) Retail
5 6 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (19.23%) Resource Management
6 5 (19.23%) Migration
6 5 (19.23%) Front Office
6 5 (19.23%) Windows XP
6 5 (19.23%) ITIL
7 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
8 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (11.54%) Hedge funds
8 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (11.54%) SCCM
8 3 (11.54%) Investment Management
8 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (11.54%) Replication
8 3 (11.54%) VMware
8 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (11.54%) Asset Management
8 3 (11.54%) Business Analysis

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Canary Wharf by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Canary Wharf 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 6 (23.08%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (11.54%) MS Exchange
2 3 (11.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.85%) Apache
3 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.85%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (30.77%) MS Project
1 8 (30.77%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (11.54%) MS Office
2 3 (11.54%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.85%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) DNS
2 2 (7.69%) VPN
2 2 (7.69%) LAN
3 1 (3.85%) LDAP
3 1 (3.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) Data Mining
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.85%) QlikView
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.85%) MS Access
2 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) JUnit
1 1 (3.85%) Eclipse
General
1 22 (84.62%) Finance
2 6 (23.08%) Banking
2 6 (23.08%) Retail
3 5 (19.23%) Front Office
4 1 (3.85%) Back Office
4 1 (3.85%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.85%) Legal
4 1 (3.85%) French Language
4 1 (3.85%) German Language
4 1 (3.85%) Italian Language
4 1 (3.85%) Spanish Language
4 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (46.15%) Analyst
2 7 (26.92%) Business Analyst
2 7 (26.92%) Technical Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Technical Business Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Project Coordinator
3 5 (19.23%) Coordinator
4 4 (15.38%) Administrator
5 3 (11.54%) Technical Support
5 3 (11.54%) Exchange Administrator
5 3 (11.54%) Project Manager
6 2 (7.69%) Business Manager
6 2 (7.69%) Support Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Technical Support Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Information Security Project Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Senior SQL Developer
7 1 (3.85%) BizTalk Architect
7 1 (3.85%) Project Support Coordinator
7 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (3.85%) Desktop Support
7 1 (3.85%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) Middleware
2 1 (3.85%) REST
2 1 (3.85%) HTML5
2 1 (3.85%) JSON
2 1 (3.85%) Apache Flex
2 1 (3.85%) Spring
2 1 (3.85%) Ajax
2 1 (3.85%) J2EE
2 1 (3.85%) HTML
2 1 (3.85%) CSS
2 1 (3.85%) JDBC
2 1 (3.85%) JSP
2 1 (3.85%) Web Services
2 1 (3.85%) XML
2 1 (3.85%) XSL
2 1 (3.85%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Hedge funds
1 3 (11.54%) Replication
1 3 (11.54%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.85%) Data Extraction
2 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.85%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 7 (26.92%) Windows
2 5 (19.23%) Windows XP
3 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
4 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (11.54%) Windows 2000
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Vista
6 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) BPR
1 6 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (19.23%) Resource Management
2 5 (19.23%) Migration
2 5 (19.23%) ITIL
3 3 (11.54%) Investment Management
3 3 (11.54%) Asset Management
3 3 (11.54%) Business Analysis
4 2 (7.69%) UML
4 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (7.69%) Information Security
4 2 (7.69%) Identity Management
4 2 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.85%) Web Application Development
5 1 (3.85%) Analytics
5 1 (3.85%) Time Management
5 1 (3.85%) Financial Modelling
5 1 (3.85%) Unit Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Business Process Improvement
5 1 (3.85%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) Java
2 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) Degree
2 2 (7.69%) CISSP
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.69%) MCSE
2 2 (7.69%) GIAC
2 2 (7.69%) CISA
3 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) SCCM
2 2 (7.69%) Tivoli
2 2 (7.69%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.54%) VMware
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle
2 3 (11.54%) Citrix
3 1 (3.85%) Cognos
3 1 (3.85%) BEA
3 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.85%) Adobe