The table below looks at the statistics for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London 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 29 23 23
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 278 363 346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 5.41% 6.26% 6.05%
As % of the Applications category 51.10% 54.67% 50.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 254 230
Average daily rate
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£375 £355 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% -11.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 20
Average hourly rate £15.93 £16.08 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.93% -9.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.88 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £20.60 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £14.13 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+0.88% -5.83%
MS Excel
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Applications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
544 664 685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.59% 11.45% 11.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 444 468
Average daily rate £375 £350 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £170 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 32 34
Average hourly rate £14.93 £17.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.20% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £12.00 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.25 £22.90 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

MS Excel Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

MS Excel
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

MS Excel Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

MS Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the City of London region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

MS Excel Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

MS Excel Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

1 381 (58.44%) Microsoft
2 248 (38.04%) Finance
3 242 (37.12%) MS Office
4 205 (31.44%) SQL
5 165 (25.31%) SQL Server
6 157 (24.08%) Windows
7 137 (21.01%) Banking
8 129 (19.79%) MS PowerPoint
9 95 (14.57%) MS Project
10 90 (13.80%) Active Directory
11 88 (13.50%) VBA
12 86 (13.19%) Analytical Skills
13 85 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
14 77 (11.81%) .NET
15 74 (11.35%) SharePoint
16 72 (11.04%) Project Management
17 71 (10.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 67 (10.28%) Windows 7
19 66 (10.12%) Migration
20 64 (9.82%) C#
20 64 (9.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 63 (9.66%) Business Intelligence
22 62 (9.51%) Investment Banking
23 59 (9.05%) MS Visio
24 58 (8.90%) Stakeholder Management
25 55 (8.44%) SQL Server 2008
26 54 (8.28%) ITIL
27 53 (8.13%) Windows XP
28 52 (7.98%) PRINCE2
29 51 (7.82%) T-SQL

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 74 (11.35%) SharePoint
2 26 (3.99%) MS Exchange
3 16 (2.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 12 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (1.53%) IBM Notes
6 8 (1.23%) IIS
6 8 (1.23%) Lync
7 7 (1.07%) CMS
8 6 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (0.92%) Confluence
8 6 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (0.77%) SharePoint Server
9 5 (0.77%) MS Project Server
10 4 (0.61%) SAS
10 4 (0.61%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.61%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.46%) WorkSite
Applications
1 242 (37.12%) MS Office
2 129 (19.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 95 (14.57%) MS Project
4 59 (9.05%) MS Visio
5 11 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
5 11 (1.69%) PowerPivot
6 4 (0.61%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.61%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.15%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.15%) InDesign
7 1 (0.15%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 28 (4.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.38%) assyst
3 5 (0.77%) Markit EDM
4 4 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.46%) SAP HR
5 3 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.31%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.31%) ION MarketView
6 2 (0.31%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
6 2 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.15%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.15%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.15%) Summit
7 1 (0.15%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.15%) Temenos Globus
7 1 (0.15%) SimCorp Dimension
7 1 (0.15%) Visualfiles
7 1 (0.15%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.15%) SiteCatalyst
7 1 (0.15%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (0.92%) Office 365
2 3 (0.46%) Google Apps
3 2 (0.31%) PaaS
4 1 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 28 (4.29%) VPN
2 18 (2.76%) Internet
3 16 (2.45%) Wireless
3 16 (2.45%) DNS
4 15 (2.30%) DHCP
5 13 (1.99%) LAN
6 12 (1.84%) WAN
7 9 (1.38%) VoIP
7 9 (1.38%) TCP/IP
7 9 (1.38%) SAN
8 8 (1.23%) Firewall
8 8 (1.23%) FTP
9 6 (0.92%) VLAN
9 6 (0.92%) Network Security
10 5 (0.77%) Unified Communications
10 5 (0.77%) Cisco ICM
11 4 (0.61%) HTTP
12 3 (0.46%) Ethernet
12 3 (0.46%) Broadband
12 3 (0.46%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (25.31%) SQL Server
2 71 (10.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 64 (9.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 55 (8.44%) SQL Server 2008
5 42 (6.44%) Data Warehouse
6 40 (6.13%) MS Access
7 32 (4.91%) Relational Database
8 31 (4.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 24 (3.68%) QlikView
10 20 (3.07%) SQL Server 2012
11 17 (2.61%) SQL Server 2005
12 10 (1.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 10 (1.53%) RDBMS
13 9 (1.38%) MySQL
13 9 (1.38%) OLAP
14 7 (1.07%) Data Mining
15 6 (0.92%) Oracle Database
15 6 (0.92%) Microsoft Power View
16 5 (0.77%) Big Data
16 5 (0.77%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 18 (2.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (2.30%) JIRA
3 10 (1.53%) Visual Studio
4 6 (0.92%) TeamCity
5 5 (0.77%) ReSharper
5 5 (0.77%) NUnit
5 5 (0.77%) Dreamweaver
6 4 (0.61%) Toad
6 4 (0.61%) Subversion
6 4 (0.61%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (0.61%) MSI
7 3 (0.46%) Maven
8 2 (0.31%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (0.31%) CruiseControl
8 2 (0.31%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 2 (0.31%) MSTest
8 2 (0.31%) Moq
8 2 (0.31%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.15%) SpecFlow
General
1 248 (38.04%) Finance
2 137 (21.01%) Banking
3 62 (9.51%) Investment Banking
4 27 (4.14%) Legal
5 25 (3.83%) Telecoms
6 22 (3.37%) Retail
6 22 (3.37%) Front Office
7 19 (2.91%) Financial Institution
8 17 (2.61%) Law
9 14 (2.15%) Advertising
10 12 (1.84%) Marketing
11 11 (1.69%) Billing
12 10 (1.53%) French Language
13 9 (1.38%) Publishing
14 8 (1.23%) Back Office
15 7 (1.07%) German Language
16 5 (0.77%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.77%) Games
17 3 (0.46%) Spanish Language
18 1 (0.15%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 226 (34.66%) Analyst
2 131 (20.09%) Developer
3 51 (7.82%) Business Analyst
4 49 (7.52%) Data Analyst
5 34 (5.21%) SQL Developer
5 34 (5.21%) Project Manager
6 30 (4.60%) Support Analyst
7 28 (4.29%) Support Engineer
8 26 (3.99%) Desktop Support
9 25 (3.83%) Excel Developer
10 23 (3.53%) Senior Analyst
11 22 (3.37%) Consultant
12 19 (2.91%) Service Analyst
12 19 (2.91%) Administrator
12 19 (2.91%) Service Desk Analyst
13 17 (2.61%) Architect
14 15 (2.30%) 2nd Line Support
14 15 (2.30%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 14 (2.15%) Coordinator
15 14 (2.15%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (11.81%) .NET
2 38 (5.83%) HTML
3 28 (4.29%) ASP.NET
4 26 (3.99%) jQuery
5 18 (2.76%) XML
6 17 (2.61%) CSS
6 17 (2.61%) WPF
6 17 (2.61%) .NET Framework
7 13 (1.99%) HTML5
8 12 (1.84%) WCF
9 11 (1.69%) Ajax
10 10 (1.53%) Web Services
10 10 (1.53%) JSON
10 10 (1.53%) MDX
11 9 (1.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 8 (1.23%) AngularJS
12 8 (1.23%) LINQ
13 7 (1.07%) ASP.NET MVC
14 5 (0.77%) CSS3
14 5 (0.77%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 86 (13.19%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (5.52%) Blackberry
3 26 (3.99%) NHS
4 16 (2.45%) Management Information System
5 14 (2.15%) Computer Science
5 14 (2.15%) Hedge funds
6 12 (1.84%) Derivative
7 11 (1.69%) Fixed Income
8 10 (1.53%) Handset
8 10 (1.53%) Client/Server
8 10 (1.53%) Visualisation
8 10 (1.53%) User Experience
9 9 (1.38%) Data Structures
9 9 (1.38%) iPhone
10 8 (1.23%) Digital Media
10 8 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 8 (1.23%) Equities
11 7 (1.07%) Statistics
11 7 (1.07%) Mobile App
11 7 (1.07%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 157 (24.08%) Windows
2 67 (10.28%) Windows 7
3 53 (8.13%) Windows XP
4 30 (4.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (2.76%) Linux
6 16 (2.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (1.99%) Android
8 11 (1.69%) UNIX
9 10 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (1.38%) Apple iOS
11 8 (1.23%) Mac OS X
12 6 (0.92%) Windows Vista
13 5 (0.77%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.61%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.46%) Solaris
16 1 (0.15%) AIX
16 1 (0.15%) SUSE
16 1 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.15%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (11.04%) Project Management
3 66 (10.12%) Migration
4 63 (9.66%) Business Intelligence
5 58 (8.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 54 (8.28%) ITIL
7 52 (7.98%) PRINCE2
8 41 (6.29%) User Acceptance Testing
9 40 (6.13%) Business Analysis
10 39 (5.98%) CRM
10 39 (5.98%) ETL
11 37 (5.67%) Data Modelling
12 34 (5.21%) Data Analysis
13 30 (4.60%) Workflow
14 27 (4.14%) Change Management
15 24 (3.68%) Risk Management
15 24 (3.68%) Asset Management
16 22 (3.37%) Analytics
17 20 (3.07%) Time Management
18 19 (2.91%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 205 (31.44%) SQL
2 88 (13.50%) VBA
3 64 (9.82%) C#
4 51 (7.82%) T-SQL
5 43 (6.60%) JavaScript
6 34 (5.21%) VB
7 18 (2.76%) Java
8 10 (1.53%) Perl
9 9 (1.38%) PowerShell
10 8 (1.23%) VBScript
11 6 (0.92%) VB.NET
11 6 (0.92%) Shell Script
11 6 (0.92%) C
12 5 (0.77%) C++
13 4 (0.61%) PHP
13 4 (0.61%) R
13 4 (0.61%) VB6
14 2 (0.31%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 2 (0.31%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.31%) Python
Qualifications
1 45 (6.90%) Degree
2 36 (5.52%) Security Cleared
3 26 (3.99%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (1.99%) ISEB
5 11 (1.69%) MCSE
6 10 (1.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 9 (1.38%) SC Cleared
7 9 (1.38%) PMI Certification
8 8 (1.23%) MCP
8 8 (1.23%) VCP4
8 8 (1.23%) DV Cleared
9 7 (1.07%) MCSA
9 7 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 6 (0.92%) PMP
10 6 (0.92%) MOS
11 5 (0.77%) MBA
11 5 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.61%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (0.61%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.37%) SLA
2 18 (2.76%) QA
3 8 (1.23%) Data Quality
4 7 (1.07%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.61%) COBIT
6 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.15%) HL7
6 1 (0.15%) DICOM
6 1 (0.15%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.15%) EMIR
6 1 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.15%) PMBOK
System Software
1 90 (13.80%) Active Directory
2 29 (4.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.38%) XenApp
4 7 (1.07%) XenDesktop
5 6 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (0.77%) vSphere
6 5 (0.77%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.46%) Firmware
8 2 (0.31%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.31%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.15%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.15%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.15%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.15%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 24 (3.68%) SCCM
2 14 (2.15%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (0.77%) Cisco IPCC
3 5 (0.77%) WSUS
3 5 (0.77%) SCOM
4 4 (0.61%) Cisco UCCE
5 3 (0.46%) SCVMM
5 3 (0.46%) CiscoWorks
5 3 (0.46%) Control-M
5 3 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.31%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.15%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.15%) HP UCMDB
7 1 (0.15%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.15%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.15%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.15%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.15%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 381 (58.44%) Microsoft
2 45 (6.90%) Oracle
3 41 (6.29%) VMware
4 32 (4.91%) Citrix
5 26 (3.99%) Cisco
6 19 (2.91%) Tableau
7 18 (2.76%) SAP
8 16 (2.45%) IBM
8 16 (2.45%) HP
8 16 (2.45%) Altiris
9 15 (2.30%) Bloomberg
10 10 (1.53%) Lotus
10 10 (1.53%) Apple
11 8 (1.23%) Cognos
11 8 (1.23%) Sybase
11 8 (1.23%) Business Objects
12 7 (1.07%) Reuters
12 7 (1.07%) McAfee
12 7 (1.07%) ServiceNow
13 6 (0.92%) Adobe
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Rate: £700 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
LA International
Posted: 13 hours ago
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Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £400 - £455 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 hours ago
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Connectus
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Data Inc UK Ltd
Posted: 15 hours ago
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TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £520 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £1000 - £1250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Salt
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Nakama
Rate: From £450 to £475 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Volaris Exec
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Sanderson
Rate: £380 - £413 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £275 - £306 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £390 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
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Networking People
Posted: 3 days ago
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ComputAppoint
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hudson IT
Rate: Day Rate Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
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Mason Frank
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
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Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
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Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 days ago