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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 33 26 27
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 175 322 360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 5.01% 5.86% 5.76%
As % of the Applications category 51.02% 51.77% 51.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 234 238
Average daily rate £425 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £188 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 18
Average hourly rate £19.00 £13.50 £17.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.74% -22.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £10.90 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.60 £25.20 £22.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -4.27%
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
343 622 705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.82% 11.31% 11.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 464 464
Average daily rate £400 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £176 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 32
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.57 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.04% -11.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.30 £51.20 £22.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.33%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016, 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.

1 197 (55.97%) Microsoft
2 146 (41.48%) Finance
3 123 (34.94%) MS Office
4 101 (28.69%) SQL Server
5 89 (25.28%) Windows
6 88 (25.00%) SQL
7 69 (19.60%) Banking
8 66 (18.75%) MS PowerPoint
9 56 (15.91%) Project Management
9 56 (15.91%) .NET
10 53 (15.06%) Agile Software Development
11 49 (13.92%) C#
12 44 (12.50%) ITIL
12 44 (12.50%) SharePoint
12 44 (12.50%) Active Directory
13 42 (11.93%) Analytical Skills
14 41 (11.65%) VBA
14 41 (11.65%) Change Management
15 39 (11.08%) MS Project
16 35 (9.94%) Degree
17 33 (9.38%) MS Visio
17 33 (9.38%) VMware
18 32 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 31 (8.81%) Oracle
19 31 (8.81%) SQL Server 2008
20 29 (8.24%) VMware Infrastructure
20 29 (8.24%) MS Access
20 29 (8.24%) Citrix
21 28 (7.95%) PRINCE2
21 28 (7.95%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 44 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 14 (3.98%) MS Exchange
3 9 (2.56%) IIS
4 8 (2.27%) Skype for Business
5 6 (1.70%) CMS
5 6 (1.70%) Confluence
5 6 (1.70%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (1.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.42%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.14%) EPiServer CMS
7 4 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.85%) Zimbra
9 2 (0.57%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.28%) Apache
10 1 (0.28%) Moodle
10 1 (0.28%) SAS
10 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 123 (34.94%) MS Office
2 66 (18.75%) MS PowerPoint
3 39 (11.08%) MS Project
4 33 (9.38%) MS Visio
5 8 (2.27%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.85%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.28%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.28%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.28%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 20 (5.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.42%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.57%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (0.57%) Eikon
3 2 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.57%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.28%) Documaker
4 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.28%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (0.28%) Maximo
4 1 (0.28%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.28%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.28%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.99%) Office 365
2 5 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.42%) SaaS
3 3 (0.85%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.57%) GitHub
5 1 (0.28%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.28%) IaaS
5 1 (0.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.55%) Internet
2 14 (3.98%) DNS
3 13 (3.69%) TCP/IP
4 12 (3.41%) Firewall
5 11 (3.13%) DHCP
6 6 (1.70%) VPN
6 6 (1.70%) WebEx
7 5 (1.42%) Skype
8 4 (1.14%) LAN
8 4 (1.14%) WAN
9 3 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (0.85%) Intranet
9 3 (0.85%) NetScaler
9 3 (0.85%) SAN
10 2 (0.57%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (0.57%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.57%) HTTP
10 2 (0.57%) ISDN
10 2 (0.57%) Network Security
10 2 (0.57%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (28.69%) SQL Server
2 32 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 31 (8.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 29 (8.24%) MS Access
5 26 (7.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 26 (7.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 22 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (4.55%) Oracle Database
8 15 (4.26%) SQL Server 2012
9 12 (3.41%) Oracle Database 11g
9 12 (3.41%) Relational Database
10 10 (2.84%) MySQL
11 9 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
12 8 (2.27%) QlikView
13 5 (1.42%) SQL Server 2014
14 4 (1.14%) Big Data
14 4 (1.14%) Data Mart
14 4 (1.14%) OLAP
15 3 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
15 3 (0.85%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 13 (3.69%) JIRA
2 8 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.14%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.85%) InstallShield
4 3 (0.85%) MSI
4 3 (0.85%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.85%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 2 (0.57%) AdminStudio
5 2 (0.57%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.57%) Subversion
5 2 (0.57%) Toad
6 1 (0.28%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.28%) JMeter
6 1 (0.28%) NeoLoad
6 1 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.28%) Selenium
6 1 (0.28%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.28%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.28%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.28%) Zephyr
General
1 146 (41.48%) Finance
2 69 (19.60%) Banking
3 24 (6.82%) Investment Banking
4 18 (5.11%) Legal
5 12 (3.41%) Law
6 10 (2.84%) Front Office
6 10 (2.84%) Marketing
7 9 (2.56%) Advertising
7 9 (2.56%) Retail
8 7 (1.99%) Back Office
8 7 (1.99%) Telecoms
9 6 (1.70%) Financial Institution
9 6 (1.70%) Publishing
10 4 (1.14%) German Language
11 1 (0.28%) Billing
11 1 (0.28%) Games
11 1 (0.28%) Mandarin Language
11 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.28%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 111 (31.53%) Analyst
2 72 (20.45%) Developer
3 28 (7.95%) Business Analyst
3 28 (7.95%) C# Developer
4 26 (7.39%) .NET Developer
5 23 (6.53%) C# .NET Developer
6 22 (6.25%) Project Manager
7 17 (4.83%) Administrator
7 17 (4.83%) Data Analyst
8 15 (4.26%) SQL Developer
9 13 (3.69%) Coordinator
10 12 (3.41%) CRM Analyst
10 12 (3.41%) Service Analyst
11 11 (3.13%) Support Analyst
11 11 (3.13%) Support Engineer
12 10 (2.84%) Data Business Analyst
12 10 (2.84%) Excel Analyst
12 10 (2.84%) Financial Analyst
13 9 (2.56%) Excel Developer
13 9 (2.56%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (15.91%) .NET
2 21 (5.97%) ASP.NET
3 17 (4.83%) HTML
4 16 (4.55%) .NET Framework
5 12 (3.41%) CSS
5 12 (3.41%) XML
6 11 (3.13%) jQuery
6 11 (3.13%) Web Services
7 10 (2.84%) WinForms
7 10 (2.84%) WPF
8 8 (2.27%) HTML5
9 7 (1.99%) FIX Protocol
10 6 (1.70%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (1.14%) AngularJS
11 4 (1.14%) KnockoutJS
11 4 (1.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (1.14%) XHTML
12 3 (0.85%) MDX
12 3 (0.85%) WCF
12 3 (0.85%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 42 (11.93%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (5.11%) Management Information System
3 17 (4.83%) Data Centre
4 10 (2.84%) Blackberry
5 9 (2.56%) Mathematics
5 9 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (1.99%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.70%) Equities
7 6 (1.70%) Fixed Income
7 6 (1.70%) Reference Data
7 6 (1.70%) Statistics
7 6 (1.70%) User Experience
8 5 (1.42%) Clustering
8 5 (1.42%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.42%) Fat Client
8 5 (1.42%) Replication
8 5 (1.42%) Social Media
8 5 (1.42%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.14%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 89 (25.28%) Windows
2 26 (7.39%) Windows Server
3 24 (6.82%) Windows 7
4 10 (2.84%) Linux
4 10 (2.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (2.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (1.99%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.99%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (1.70%) Mac OS X
6 6 (1.70%) Windows 8
7 5 (1.42%) Unix
8 4 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.85%) Android
9 3 (0.85%) CentOS
9 3 (0.85%) Windows Vista
9 3 (0.85%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.57%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.57%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.28%) AIX
11 1 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (15.91%) Project Management
2 53 (15.06%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (12.50%) ITIL
4 41 (11.65%) Change Management
5 28 (7.95%) Migration
5 28 (7.95%) PRINCE2
6 27 (7.67%) Business Intelligence
6 27 (7.67%) CRM
6 27 (7.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 20 (5.68%) Validation
8 19 (5.40%) Business Analysis
8 19 (5.40%) Time Management
9 18 (5.11%) ETL
10 17 (4.83%) User Acceptance Testing
11 16 (4.55%) Data Analysis
12 15 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
13 13 (3.69%) Data Management
14 12 (3.41%) Data Modelling
14 12 (3.41%) Scrum
15 11 (3.13%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 88 (25.00%) SQL
2 49 (13.92%) C#
3 41 (11.65%) VBA
4 26 (7.39%) PowerShell
5 25 (7.10%) T-SQL
6 15 (4.26%) VB
7 14 (3.98%) VB.NET
8 9 (2.56%) JavaScript
9 6 (1.70%) Java
10 5 (1.42%) PHP
11 3 (0.85%) C
11 3 (0.85%) Python
11 3 (0.85%) VBScript
12 2 (0.57%) Perl
12 2 (0.57%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.57%) VB6
13 1 (0.28%) Korn
13 1 (0.28%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.28%) R
13 1 (0.28%) XAML
Qualifications
1 35 (9.94%) Degree
2 23 (6.53%) Security Cleared
3 11 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (2.84%) DV Cleared
5 7 (1.99%) ISTQB
5 7 (1.99%) MCSE
6 6 (1.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 6 (1.70%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.42%) ISEB
8 4 (1.14%) CCNA
8 4 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (0.85%) MCTS
9 3 (0.85%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.57%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.57%) IIBA
10 2 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.57%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.83%) Data Quality
2 13 (3.69%) SLA
3 7 (1.99%) QA
4 3 (0.85%) ISO15022
4 3 (0.85%) ISO20022
5 1 (0.28%) Basel II
5 1 (0.28%) GPG13
5 1 (0.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.28%) MiFID
5 1 (0.28%) P3O
5 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.28%) Solvency II
System Software
1 44 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 29 (8.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.84%) XenApp
4 8 (2.27%) XenDesktop
5 5 (1.42%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.42%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (1.14%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (0.85%) UAG
7 3 (0.85%) vSphere
7 3 (0.85%) Xen
8 2 (0.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.28%) Docker
9 1 (0.28%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 18 (5.11%) SCCM
2 10 (2.84%) SCOM
3 6 (1.70%) Backup Exec
4 5 (1.42%) SCOrch
5 4 (1.14%) HP SIM
6 3 (0.85%) vMotion
7 2 (0.57%) IBM BigFix
7 2 (0.57%) Oracle EDQ
7 2 (0.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.57%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.57%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 1 (0.28%) Control-M
8 1 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 1 (0.28%) Puppet
8 1 (0.28%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Intune
8 1 (0.28%) WSUS
Vendors
1 197 (55.97%) Microsoft
2 33 (9.38%) VMware
3 31 (8.81%) Oracle
4 29 (8.24%) Citrix
5 16 (4.55%) HP
6 14 (3.98%) Bloomberg
6 14 (3.98%) Reuters
7 12 (3.41%) Salesforce.com
8 11 (3.13%) IBM
9 10 (2.84%) Dell
10 9 (2.56%) Cisco
10 9 (2.56%) SAP
11 8 (2.27%) Remedy
11 8 (2.27%) Tableau
12 7 (1.99%) Polycom
12 7 (1.99%) Symantec
13 6 (1.70%) Google
14 5 (1.42%) Red Hat
14 5 (1.42%) Sybase
14 5 (1.42%) WorldPay
City, London
Intech 7
Rate: strong salary and benefits from top employer
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Third Republic Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day dependant on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
City Of London
HFG
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
aap3
Rate: £300 - £310 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Rate: Daily Rate: £150 p/d
Posted: 16 days ago