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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 22 25 31
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +6
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 404 438 395
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 6.86% 6.08% 5.09%
As % of the Applications category 53.02% 52.64% 43.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 285 285
Average daily rate
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£375 £395 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.94% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £565 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 26 24
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.13 £13.50 £12.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.70 £66.25 £21.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -6.66%
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
762 832 906
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.94% 11.56% 11.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 523 539 624
Average daily rate £350 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 46 68
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £57.40 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -4.83%

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 19 September 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the City of London region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 482 (62.68%) Microsoft
2 249 (32.38%) MS Office
3 237 (30.82%) Finance
4 231 (30.04%) SQL
5 182 (23.67%) SQL Server
6 179 (23.28%) Windows
7 168 (21.85%) MS PowerPoint
8 126 (16.38%) Banking
9 102 (13.26%) Analytical Skills
10 100 (13.00%) Active Directory
11 97 (12.61%) Agile Software Development
12 91 (11.83%) MS Project
13 89 (11.57%) Project Management
14 84 (10.92%) MS Visio
15 82 (10.66%) SharePoint
16 79 (10.27%) Degree
17 77 (10.01%) ITIL
18 76 (9.88%) .NET
19 75 (9.75%) Windows 7
20 69 (8.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 69 (8.97%) Business Intelligence
21 68 (8.84%) C#
22 67 (8.71%) Migration
23 64 (8.32%) T-SQL
24 60 (7.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 59 (7.67%) VBA
26 58 (7.54%) Investment Banking
27 57 (7.41%) PRINCE2
28 55 (7.15%) Oracle
29 50 (6.50%) Data Warehouse

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 82 (10.66%) SharePoint
2 49 (6.37%) MS Exchange
3 22 (2.86%) IBM Notes
4 21 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2010
5 19 (2.47%) CMS
6 15 (1.95%) SAS
7 14 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
8 12 (1.56%) IIS
8 12 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
9 11 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
10 10 (1.30%) Lync
11 8 (1.04%) Tomcat
11 8 (1.04%) Confluence
12 7 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2003
12 7 (0.91%) WebLogic
13 6 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 6 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
14 5 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
15 4 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
16 2 (0.26%) Documentum
Applications
1 249 (32.38%) MS Office
2 168 (21.85%) MS PowerPoint
3 91 (11.83%) MS Project
4 84 (10.92%) MS Visio
5 21 (2.73%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (1.30%) Photoshop
7 8 (1.04%) PowerPivot
8 4 (0.52%) Adobe Captivate
9 2 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.26%) InDesign
9 2 (0.26%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.26%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.13%) SPSS
10 1 (0.13%) RoboHelp
10 1 (0.13%) Stata
Business Applications
1 29 (3.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.65%) Markit EDM
2 5 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.52%) Google Analytics
3 4 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.26%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.26%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.26%) ReMetrica
5 1 (0.13%) IntelliMatch
5 1 (0.13%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
5 1 (0.13%) assyst
5 1 (0.13%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.13%) Agresso
5 1 (0.13%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.13%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (1.30%) PaaS
3 4 (0.52%) Office 365
4 3 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.26%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.13%) SaaS
6 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 25 (3.25%) DNS
2 19 (2.47%) DHCP
3 18 (2.34%) Internet
4 17 (2.21%) SAN
5 15 (1.95%) VPN
6 13 (1.69%) HTTP
7 12 (1.56%) Intranet
7 12 (1.56%) TCP/IP
8 11 (1.43%) Firewall
9 10 (1.30%) WAN
10 8 (1.04%) LAN
11 6 (0.78%) Ethernet
11 6 (0.78%) NetScaler
12 5 (0.65%) FTP
13 4 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (0.52%) VoIP
13 4 (0.52%) Unified Communications
13 4 (0.52%) Structured Cabling
14 3 (0.39%) VLAN
14 3 (0.39%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (23.67%) SQL Server
2 69 (8.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 60 (7.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 50 (6.50%) Data Warehouse
5 49 (6.37%) SQL Server 2008
6 42 (5.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 35 (4.55%) MS Access
8 23 (2.99%) Relational Database
9 21 (2.73%) SQL Server 2005
10 17 (2.21%) SQL Server 2012
11 16 (2.08%) Data Mart
12 15 (1.95%) Data Mining
13 14 (1.82%) Crystal Reports
14 13 (1.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 12 (1.56%) QlikView
16 9 (1.17%) Azure SQL Database
17 8 (1.04%) ProClarity
17 8 (1.04%) OLAP
18 7 (0.91%) Oracle Database
18 7 (0.91%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 22 (2.86%) JIRA
2 18 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (2.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 15 (1.95%) Visual Studio
5 8 (1.04%) ERwin
6 7 (0.91%) MSTest
6 7 (0.91%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 6 (0.78%) Dreamweaver
7 6 (0.78%) SpecFlow
8 5 (0.65%) Selenium
8 5 (0.65%) Bugzilla
8 5 (0.65%) Subversion
9 4 (0.52%) QuickTest Pro
9 4 (0.52%) WebDriver
10 3 (0.39%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.39%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (0.39%) Toad
10 3 (0.39%) NUnit
11 2 (0.26%) Maven
11 2 (0.26%) TestDirector
General
1 237 (30.82%) Finance
2 126 (16.38%) Banking
3 58 (7.54%) Investment Banking
4 44 (5.72%) Legal
5 38 (4.94%) Retail
6 25 (3.25%) Marketing
7 23 (2.99%) Law
8 21 (2.73%) Telecoms
9 18 (2.34%) Advertising
10 13 (1.69%) Front Office
10 13 (1.69%) Back Office
11 12 (1.56%) Financial Institution
12 11 (1.43%) Publishing
13 10 (1.30%) Retail Banking
14 8 (1.04%) French Language
15 5 (0.65%) Billing
16 4 (0.52%) Games
16 4 (0.52%) Corporate Banking
16 4 (0.52%) Private Banking
17 2 (0.26%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 271 (35.24%) Analyst
2 157 (20.42%) Developer
3 69 (8.97%) Business Analyst
4 47 (6.11%) Data Analyst
5 40 (5.20%) Project Manager
6 39 (5.07%) SQL Developer
7 34 (4.42%) Support Analyst
8 31 (4.03%) Architect
8 31 (4.03%) Consultant
9 30 (3.90%) Service Analyst
10 27 (3.51%) Service Desk Analyst
10 27 (3.51%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 25 (3.25%) Administrator
12 23 (2.99%) Support Engineer
12 23 (2.99%) Desktop Support
13 21 (2.73%) C# Developer
14 19 (2.47%) Desktop Analyst
14 19 (2.47%) 2nd Line Support
14 19 (2.47%) Senior Developer
15 17 (2.21%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (9.88%) .NET
2 35 (4.55%) ASP.NET
2 35 (4.55%) HTML
3 20 (2.60%) ASP.NET MVC
3 20 (2.60%) MDX
4 19 (2.47%) XML
5 17 (2.21%) CSS
6 16 (2.08%) .NET Framework
7 15 (1.95%) jQuery
7 15 (1.95%) WCF
8 14 (1.82%) WPF
9 10 (1.30%) Web Services
10 9 (1.17%) HTML5
11 7 (0.91%) JSP
11 7 (0.91%) Middleware
12 6 (0.78%) WinForms
12 6 (0.78%) XSLT
12 6 (0.78%) LINQ
12 6 (0.78%) JSON
12 6 (0.78%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 102 (13.26%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (3.25%) Management Information System
3 24 (3.12%) Blackberry
4 20 (2.60%) Computer Science
5 18 (2.34%) User Experience
6 15 (1.95%) Data Integration
6 15 (1.95%) CMDB
6 15 (1.95%) NHS
7 14 (1.82%) Client/Server
8 10 (1.30%) Statistics
8 10 (1.30%) Mathematics
9 8 (1.04%) PMI
10 7 (0.91%) Social Media
10 7 (0.91%) Replication
11 6 (0.78%) Credit Risk
11 6 (0.78%) Market Risk
11 6 (0.78%) Visualisation
11 6 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.65%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.65%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 179 (23.28%) Windows
2 75 (9.75%) Windows 7
3 50 (6.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 36 (4.68%) Windows XP
5 30 (3.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (2.73%) Linux
7 18 (2.34%) UNIX
8 14 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.78%) Windows 8
10 5 (0.65%) Android
10 5 (0.65%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.52%) Windows 2000
11 4 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.52%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.26%) Solaris
12 2 (0.26%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.13%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.13%) Windows Phone 8
13 1 (0.13%) Windows Phone 7
13 1 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (12.61%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (11.57%) Project Management
3 77 (10.01%) ITIL
4 69 (8.97%) Business Intelligence
5 67 (8.71%) Migration
6 57 (7.41%) PRINCE2
7 49 (6.37%) CRM
7 49 (6.37%) ETL
8 47 (6.11%) Data Modelling
9 44 (5.72%) Stakeholder Management
10 42 (5.46%) Asset Management
11 39 (5.07%) Data Analysis
11 39 (5.07%) Business Analysis
12 36 (4.68%) User Acceptance Testing
13 30 (3.90%) Workflow
14 28 (3.64%) Change Management
15 24 (3.12%) MVC
15 24 (3.12%) Service Delivery
15 24 (3.12%) Validation
15 24 (3.12%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 231 (30.04%) SQL
2 68 (8.84%) C#
3 64 (8.32%) T-SQL
4 59 (7.67%) VBA
5 32 (4.16%) VB
6 31 (4.03%) JavaScript
7 22 (2.86%) PowerShell
8 15 (1.95%) Java
8 15 (1.95%) C
9 7 (0.91%) VB.NET
10 6 (0.78%) Perl
10 6 (0.78%) VBScript
11 3 (0.39%) R
11 3 (0.39%) XPath
11 3 (0.39%) Python
12 2 (0.26%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.26%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.26%) C++
12 2 (0.26%) Delphi
13 1 (0.13%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 79 (10.27%) Degree
2 44 (5.72%) Security Cleared
3 33 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (2.47%) SC Cleared
5 18 (2.34%) DV Cleared
6 15 (1.95%) PMI Certification
7 13 (1.69%) MCITP
8 12 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
8 12 (1.56%) MCTS
9 11 (1.43%) ISEB
10 9 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 9 (1.17%) PMP
11 8 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 7 (0.91%) MCP
12 7 (0.91%) MCSE
12 7 (0.91%) MCSA
12 7 (0.91%) MOS
13 6 (0.78%) CISSP
14 5 (0.65%) MAPM
14 5 (0.65%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (5.46%) QA
2 21 (2.73%) SLA
3 16 (2.08%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.91%) COBIT
5 6 (0.78%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.26%) Basel III
7 2 (0.26%) P3O
7 2 (0.26%) EMIR
7 2 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 100 (13.00%) Active Directory
2 27 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.43%) XenApp
4 9 (1.17%) vSphere
4 9 (1.17%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.91%) XenDesktop
5 7 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.52%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.39%) XenServer
8 2 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.26%) UAG
9 1 (0.13%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.13%) NFS
9 1 (0.13%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 24 (3.12%) SCCM
2 15 (1.95%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (1.17%) SCOM
4 5 (0.65%) WSUS
4 5 (0.65%) Tivoli
4 5 (0.65%) Control-M
5 4 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (0.39%) HP UCMDB
6 3 (0.39%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.26%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.26%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 2 (0.26%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 2 (0.26%) Puppet
7 2 (0.26%) AppDNA
7 2 (0.26%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 2 (0.26%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.13%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.13%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.13%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 482 (62.68%) Microsoft
2 55 (7.15%) Oracle
3 43 (5.59%) VMware
4 36 (4.68%) Citrix
5 23 (2.99%) Lotus
6 20 (2.60%) IBM
6 20 (2.60%) HP
6 20 (2.60%) SAP
7 16 (2.08%) Tableau
8 15 (1.95%) ServiceNow
8 15 (1.95%) Cisco
8 15 (1.95%) Cognos
9 14 (1.82%) Sybase
10 10 (1.30%) Informatica
10 10 (1.30%) Dell
11 9 (1.17%) Adobe
11 9 (1.17%) Bloomberg
11 9 (1.17%) Altiris
12 8 (1.04%) Teradata
12 8 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
City, London
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
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Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £0.00 per day + V.Good Day Rates
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
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Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £200.00 - £275.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Venturi
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £225 - £275 per day
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Coal IT Services
Rate: £450 per day
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Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Rate: Market Rates
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ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago