The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 City of London 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 27 27 25
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 383 333 438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 5.93% 5.34% 5.42%
As % of the Applications category 52.32% 47.23% 50.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 231 283
Average daily rate £375 £415 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.63% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £185 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £307 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.12% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 18 19
Average hourly rate £17.15 £17.25 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.57% -9.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.70 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £40.00 £22.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
Applications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
732 705 871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.34% 11.31% 10.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 494 567
Average daily rate £375 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £174 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.99% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 33 49
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £22.00 £22.13
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 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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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.

1 429 (57.82%) Microsoft
2 237 (31.94%) MS Office
3 232 (31.27%) Finance
4 215 (28.98%) SQL
5 173 (23.32%) SQL Server
6 162 (21.83%) Windows
7 159 (21.43%) MS PowerPoint
8 146 (19.68%) Banking
9 102 (13.75%) SharePoint
10 95 (12.80%) Active Directory
11 87 (11.73%) ITIL
12 85 (11.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 82 (11.05%) .NET
14 79 (10.65%) Project Management
15 78 (10.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 76 (10.24%) Business Intelligence
17 75 (10.11%) Data Warehouse
18 73 (9.84%) Degree
19 72 (9.70%) MS Visio
19 72 (9.70%) C#
20 69 (9.30%) T-SQL
20 69 (9.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 65 (8.76%) Security Cleared
21 65 (8.76%) MS Project
22 63 (8.49%) Windows 7
23 57 (7.68%) SQL Server 2008
23 57 (7.68%) Investment Banking
24 54 (7.28%) Oracle
24 54 (7.28%) ETL
25 52 (7.01%) VBA

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 102 (13.75%) SharePoint
2 35 (4.72%) MS Exchange
3 23 (3.10%) IBM Notes
4 16 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (2.16%) CMS
5 15 (2.02%) SAS
5 15 (2.02%) SharePoint 2010
6 12 (1.62%) IIS
7 9 (1.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 9 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (0.81%) Lync
10 5 (0.67%) MS Project Server
11 3 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.27%) Confluence
12 2 (0.27%) TIBCO EMS
12 2 (0.27%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 237 (31.94%) MS Office
2 159 (21.43%) MS PowerPoint
3 72 (9.70%) MS Visio
4 65 (8.76%) MS Project
5 13 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (1.35%) PowerPivot
7 4 (0.54%) Adobe Captivate
7 4 (0.54%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.54%) InDesign
8 2 (0.27%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.27%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.13%) Stata
9 1 (0.13%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.13%) SPSS
9 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.13%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 15 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.21%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.40%) Eikon
3 3 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.27%) Changepoint
4 2 (0.27%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.27%) Summit
5 1 (0.13%) Movex
5 1 (0.13%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.13%) FLEXCUBE
5 1 (0.13%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.13%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.13%) SAP FI-GL
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.13%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.67%) PaaS
3 4 (0.54%) SaaS
4 2 (0.27%) Office 365
5 1 (0.13%) Taleo
5 1 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (3.23%) DNS
2 20 (2.70%) Internet
3 19 (2.56%) DHCP
4 16 (2.16%) TCP/IP
5 12 (1.62%) LAN
5 12 (1.62%) WAN
6 10 (1.35%) Firewall
7 8 (1.08%) Intranet
7 8 (1.08%) VPN
7 8 (1.08%) HTTP
8 6 (0.81%) SAN
8 6 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (0.67%) LDAP
9 5 (0.67%) VLAN
10 4 (0.54%) IP Telephony
11 3 (0.40%) FTP
11 3 (0.40%) VoIP
11 3 (0.40%) WLAN
11 3 (0.40%) BGP
11 3 (0.40%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (23.32%) SQL Server
2 85 (11.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 78 (10.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 75 (10.11%) Data Warehouse
5 69 (9.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 57 (7.68%) SQL Server 2008
7 43 (5.80%) MS Access
8 33 (4.45%) Relational Database
9 21 (2.83%) SQL Server 2005
10 19 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
11 16 (2.16%) Data Mining
12 15 (2.02%) RDBMS
13 14 (1.89%) Oracle Database
13 14 (1.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 12 (1.62%) BusinessObjects XI
14 12 (1.62%) OLAP
15 9 (1.21%) Crystal Reports
15 9 (1.21%) QlikView
16 7 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
16 7 (0.94%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 13 (1.75%) Visual Studio
2 8 (1.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 7 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.54%) Oracle APEX
4 4 (0.54%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (0.54%) Subversion
5 3 (0.40%) NUnit
5 3 (0.40%) JUnit
5 3 (0.40%) Toad
5 3 (0.40%) JIRA
5 3 (0.40%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.27%) Mockito
6 2 (0.27%) Axure RP
6 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Blend
6 2 (0.27%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 2 (0.27%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.27%) Selenium
6 2 (0.27%) MSI
6 2 (0.27%) InstallShield
6 2 (0.27%) JDeveloper
General
1 232 (31.27%) Finance
2 146 (19.68%) Banking
3 57 (7.68%) Investment Banking
4 37 (4.99%) Retail
5 32 (4.31%) Legal
6 28 (3.77%) Law
7 27 (3.64%) Marketing
8 25 (3.37%) Front Office
9 22 (2.96%) Back Office
10 20 (2.70%) Telecoms
11 16 (2.16%) Advertising
12 14 (1.89%) Retail Banking
13 11 (1.48%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.94%) Games
15 6 (0.81%) Billing
16 5 (0.67%) Publishing
16 5 (0.67%) French Language
17 3 (0.40%) Manufacturing
17 3 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
17 3 (0.40%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 272 (36.66%) Analyst
2 150 (20.22%) Developer
3 69 (9.30%) Business Analyst
4 42 (5.66%) SQL Developer
5 37 (4.99%) Support Analyst
5 37 (4.99%) Data Analyst
6 34 (4.58%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 33 (4.45%) Consultant
8 32 (4.31%) Project Manager
9 27 (3.64%) Service Analyst
10 26 (3.50%) Service Desk Analyst
11 25 (3.37%) Architect
12 24 (3.23%) Administrator
13 23 (3.10%) Support Engineer
14 21 (2.83%) Desktop Support
15 19 (2.56%) C# Developer
16 18 (2.43%) Senior Analyst
16 18 (2.43%) 2nd Line Support
17 15 (2.02%) Senior Developer
18 14 (1.89%) Configuration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (11.05%) .NET
2 30 (4.04%) ASP.NET
3 28 (3.77%) HTML
4 24 (3.23%) XML
5 15 (2.02%) MDX
6 14 (1.89%) jQuery
7 13 (1.75%) ASP.NET MVC
8 12 (1.62%) Web Services
8 12 (1.62%) CSS
9 10 (1.35%) WCF
9 10 (1.35%) WPF
10 9 (1.21%) Silverlight
11 8 (1.08%) Spring
11 8 (1.08%) Middleware
12 6 (0.81%) REST
13 5 (0.67%) J2EE
13 5 (0.67%) Flash
13 5 (0.67%) LINQ
13 5 (0.67%) .NET Framework
13 5 (0.67%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 29 (3.91%) Management Information System
2 25 (3.37%) Blackberry
3 23 (3.10%) NHS
3 23 (3.10%) Data Integration
4 16 (2.16%) CMDB
5 15 (2.02%) Derivative
6 10 (1.35%) Computer Science
7 9 (1.21%) Fixed Income
7 9 (1.21%) Clustering
8 8 (1.08%) Market Risk
8 8 (1.08%) Credit Risk
9 7 (0.94%) iPhone
9 7 (0.94%) Social Media
9 7 (0.94%) iPad
10 6 (0.81%) Statistics
10 6 (0.81%) Economics
10 6 (0.81%) Mathematics
10 6 (0.81%) E-Learning
10 6 (0.81%) Replication
11 5 (0.67%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 162 (21.83%) Windows
2 63 (8.49%) Windows 7
3 50 (6.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 37 (4.99%) Windows Server 2003
5 33 (4.45%) Windows XP
6 20 (2.70%) Linux
7 16 (2.16%) UNIX
8 7 (0.94%) Mac OS X
8 7 (0.94%) Android
9 5 (0.67%) Windows 8
9 5 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.54%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.54%) Solaris
11 3 (0.40%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.40%) AIX
11 3 (0.40%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.27%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.27%) HPUX
13 1 (0.13%) VMS
13 1 (0.13%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (11.73%) ITIL
2 79 (10.65%) Project Management
3 76 (10.24%) Business Intelligence
4 54 (7.28%) ETL
5 47 (6.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 43 (5.80%) Workflow
7 41 (5.53%) Business Analysis
8 40 (5.39%) Data Analysis
8 40 (5.39%) Agile Software Development
9 39 (5.26%) PRINCE2
10 37 (4.99%) Migration
11 34 (4.58%) Asset Management
12 33 (4.45%) Data Modelling
13 32 (4.31%) CRM
14 31 (4.18%) Change Management
14 31 (4.18%) User Acceptance Testing
15 30 (4.04%) Service Management
16 26 (3.50%) Scrum
16 26 (3.50%) Configuration Management
17 24 (3.23%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 215 (28.98%) SQL
2 72 (9.70%) C#
3 69 (9.30%) T-SQL
4 52 (7.01%) VBA
5 27 (3.64%) VB
6 26 (3.50%) JavaScript
7 23 (3.10%) Java
8 19 (2.56%) C
9 17 (2.29%) PL/SQL
10 12 (1.62%) C++
11 9 (1.21%) PowerShell
12 6 (0.81%) VBScript
13 4 (0.54%) Python
13 4 (0.54%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.40%) PHP
15 2 (0.27%) ActionScript 2.0
15 2 (0.27%) R
15 2 (0.27%) XPath
15 2 (0.27%) ActionScript
16 1 (0.13%) XAML
Qualifications
1 73 (9.84%) Degree
2 65 (8.76%) Security Cleared
3 31 (4.18%) SC Cleared
4 27 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (3.37%) DV Cleared
6 19 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
7 15 (2.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 13 (1.75%) ISEB
9 11 (1.48%) PMI Certification
9 11 (1.48%) MCTS
9 11 (1.48%) MCITP
10 10 (1.35%) MCSE
11 9 (1.21%) MCP
11 9 (1.21%) ISTQB
12 7 (0.94%) MCSA
12 7 (0.94%) PMP
12 7 (0.94%) CBAP
13 6 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 6 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
14 5 (0.67%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.64%) QA
2 17 (2.29%) ISO 9001
3 16 (2.16%) Data Quality
4 13 (1.75%) SLA
5 6 (0.81%) Basel III
6 3 (0.40%) ISO 9000
6 3 (0.40%) CRD IV
6 3 (0.40%) COREP
6 3 (0.40%) FINREP
7 2 (0.27%) EMIR
7 2 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.13%) Basel II
8 1 (0.13%) MiFID
8 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 95 (12.80%) Active Directory
2 20 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.08%) XenApp
4 7 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (0.81%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.54%) vSphere
7 3 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.40%) XenServer
8 2 (0.27%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.27%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.13%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (3.23%) SCCM
2 5 (0.67%) SCOM
3 4 (0.54%) WSUS
4 3 (0.40%) MIMEsweeper
5 2 (0.27%) Oracle EDQ
5 2 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.27%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.13%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.13%) MAILsweeper
6 1 (0.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.13%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.13%) Control-M
6 1 (0.13%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.13%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.13%) MOM
6 1 (0.13%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.13%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.13%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 429 (57.82%) Microsoft
2 54 (7.28%) Oracle
3 37 (4.99%) Citrix
4 33 (4.45%) VMware
5 24 (3.23%) Lotus
6 19 (2.56%) Business Objects
6 19 (2.56%) SAP
6 19 (2.56%) ServiceNow
7 17 (2.29%) Bloomberg
8 16 (2.16%) Adobe
9 15 (2.02%) Cisco
10 14 (1.89%) Reuters
11 9 (1.21%) Symantec
11 9 (1.21%) HP
12 8 (1.08%) Tableau
12 8 (1.08%) Sybase
13 7 (0.94%) Remedy
13 7 (0.94%) Apple
14 5 (0.67%) Altiris
14 5 (0.67%) JBoss
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Experis Engineering
Rate: £300.00 - £330.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Experis Engineering
Rate: £300.00 - £330.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Enterprise Partners
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Argyll Scott
Rate: £150 - £170 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Enterprise Partners
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £120 - £150 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum + based on experience
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £90 - £110 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
eCom Recruitment
Rate: From £300 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ISL
Rate: £39000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + Benefits + Holiday
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 225 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £250.00 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Posted: 10 days ago