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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 22 21 23
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 360 478 460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 6.25% 6.74% 5.91%
As % of the Applications category 51.87% 54.94% 46.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 311 311
Average daily rate
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£388 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £200 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 24 22
Average hourly rate £19.25 £19.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.31% +15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.50 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.75 £59.00 £26.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.96 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+0.26% -7.93%
Applications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
694 870 993
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.04% 12.27% 12.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 580 659
Average daily rate £375 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £186 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 51 61
Average hourly rate £20.25 £19.50 £17.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £13.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.70 £34.52 £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
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 1 August 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 1 August 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 1 August 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.

1 445 (61.38%) Microsoft
2 239 (32.97%) MS Office
3 218 (30.07%) Finance
4 216 (29.79%) SQL
5 172 (23.72%) MS PowerPoint
6 159 (21.93%) SQL Server
7 157 (21.66%) Windows
8 131 (18.07%) Banking
9 90 (12.41%) Active Directory
10 85 (11.72%) Degree
11 80 (11.03%) MS Visio
11 80 (11.03%) ITIL
12 79 (10.90%) SharePoint
13 78 (10.76%) Project Management
14 74 (10.21%) MS Project
14 74 (10.21%) Windows 7
15 72 (9.93%) Business Intelligence
16 66 (9.10%) .NET
17 64 (8.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 62 (8.55%) T-SQL
19 59 (8.14%) C#
20 58 (8.00%) Oracle
20 58 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 56 (7.72%) VBA
22 50 (6.90%) Investment Banking
23 48 (6.62%) PRINCE2
23 48 (6.62%) Data Warehouse
23 48 (6.62%) Security Cleared
24 47 (6.48%) Data Analysis
24 47 (6.48%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 79 (10.90%) SharePoint
2 44 (6.07%) MS Exchange
3 31 (4.28%) IBM Notes
4 27 (3.72%) CMS
5 18 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2010
6 17 (2.34%) SAS
7 13 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
8 11 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
8 11 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (1.10%) Confluence
9 8 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 8 (1.10%) IIS
10 7 (0.97%) Lync
10 7 (0.97%) SharePoint Server
11 6 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
12 5 (0.69%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.55%) MS Project Server
13 4 (0.55%) Tomcat
Applications
1 239 (32.97%) MS Office
2 172 (23.72%) MS PowerPoint
3 80 (11.03%) MS Visio
4 74 (10.21%) MS Project
5 21 (2.90%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.97%) PowerPivot
7 6 (0.83%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.69%) InDesign
9 4 (0.55%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
10 2 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.14%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.14%) RoboHelp
11 1 (0.14%) Stata
Business Applications
1 21 (2.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.55%) Google Analytics
4 4 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.28%) Changepoint
6 2 (0.28%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.14%) Agresso
7 1 (0.14%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.14%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.14%) ReMetrica
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.14%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (1.38%) PaaS
3 2 (0.28%) Office 365
3 2 (0.28%) SaaS
4 1 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 25 (3.45%) DNS
2 19 (2.62%) DHCP
2 19 (2.62%) Internet
3 15 (2.07%) VPN
4 14 (1.93%) TCP/IP
5 12 (1.66%) HTTP
5 12 (1.66%) SAN
6 10 (1.38%) WAN
6 10 (1.38%) Intranet
7 9 (1.24%) Firewall
8 7 (0.97%) LAN
9 5 (0.69%) FTP
9 5 (0.69%) NetScaler
10 4 (0.55%) VLAN
10 4 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (0.55%) VoIP
11 3 (0.41%) PBX
11 3 (0.41%) LDAP
11 3 (0.41%) Ethernet
11 3 (0.41%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (21.93%) SQL Server
2 64 (8.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 58 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 48 (6.62%) Data Warehouse
5 44 (6.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 43 (5.93%) SQL Server 2008
7 36 (4.97%) MS Access
8 24 (3.31%) Relational Database
9 20 (2.76%) SQL Server 2005
10 16 (2.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 15 (2.07%) Data Mining
12 14 (1.93%) Crystal Reports
13 12 (1.66%) Data Mart
14 11 (1.52%) Oracle Database
15 10 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
16 9 (1.24%) Azure SQL Database
17 8 (1.10%) ProClarity
17 8 (1.10%) OLAP
18 7 (0.97%) QlikView
19 5 (0.69%) DB2
Development Applications
1 17 (2.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 16 (2.21%) JIRA
3 14 (1.93%) Visual Studio
4 11 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (1.10%) ERwin
6 6 (0.83%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 4 (0.55%) SpecFlow
7 4 (0.55%) MSTest
7 4 (0.55%) Bugzilla
7 4 (0.55%) Subversion
7 4 (0.55%) QuickTest Pro
7 4 (0.55%) Toad
7 4 (0.55%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (0.41%) NUnit
8 3 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (0.41%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Blend
9 2 (0.28%) NSubstitute
9 2 (0.28%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.28%) Axure RP
General
1 218 (30.07%) Finance
2 131 (18.07%) Banking
3 50 (6.90%) Investment Banking
4 45 (6.21%) Retail
5 39 (5.38%) Legal
6 27 (3.72%) Marketing
7 26 (3.59%) Law
8 19 (2.62%) Advertising
9 16 (2.21%) Telecoms
9 16 (2.21%) Retail Banking
10 14 (1.93%) Front Office
11 13 (1.79%) Financial Institution
12 11 (1.52%) Back Office
12 11 (1.52%) Publishing
13 10 (1.38%) French Language
14 4 (0.55%) Corporate Banking
14 4 (0.55%) Games
15 3 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.41%) Billing
15 3 (0.41%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 260 (35.86%) Analyst
2 131 (18.07%) Developer
3 67 (9.24%) Business Analyst
4 45 (6.21%) Data Analyst
5 41 (5.66%) Project Manager
6 31 (4.28%) Consultant
6 31 (4.28%) SQL Developer
7 30 (4.14%) Support Analyst
7 30 (4.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 29 (4.00%) Service Analyst
9 28 (3.86%) Architect
10 25 (3.45%) Service Desk Analyst
11 23 (3.17%) Desktop Support
11 23 (3.17%) Support Engineer
12 21 (2.90%) 2nd Line Support
13 20 (2.76%) Administrator
14 19 (2.62%) C# Developer
15 18 (2.48%) Configuration Analyst
16 17 (2.34%) Senior Developer
17 15 (2.07%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (9.10%) .NET
2 32 (4.41%) ASP.NET
3 27 (3.72%) HTML
4 21 (2.90%) MDX
5 20 (2.76%) XML
6 17 (2.34%) ASP.NET MVC
7 15 (2.07%) CSS
8 12 (1.66%) WPF
9 11 (1.52%) jQuery
10 10 (1.38%) .NET Framework
10 10 (1.38%) WCF
11 6 (0.83%) JSON
11 6 (0.83%) Silverlight
11 6 (0.83%) REST
11 6 (0.83%) WinForms
11 6 (0.83%) Web Services
12 5 (0.69%) Middleware
12 5 (0.69%) HTML5
13 4 (0.55%) Ajax
13 4 (0.55%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 26 (3.59%) Management Information System
2 25 (3.45%) Blackberry
3 23 (3.17%) CMDB
4 17 (2.34%) Data Integration
4 17 (2.34%) NHS
5 16 (2.21%) Computer Science
6 11 (1.52%) Statistics
6 11 (1.52%) Mathematics
7 9 (1.24%) Fixed Income
7 9 (1.24%) Replication
8 8 (1.10%) Credit Risk
8 8 (1.10%) Clustering
9 7 (0.97%) Economics
9 7 (0.97%) Social Media
9 7 (0.97%) Market Risk
10 6 (0.83%) PMI
11 5 (0.69%) Client/Server
11 5 (0.69%) E-Learning
12 4 (0.55%) Derivative
12 4 (0.55%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 157 (21.66%) Windows
2 74 (10.21%) Windows 7
3 45 (6.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 38 (5.24%) Windows XP
5 30 (4.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (2.90%) Linux
7 18 (2.48%) UNIX
8 12 (1.66%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.83%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.55%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.41%) Solaris
11 3 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.41%) Android
11 3 (0.41%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.28%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.28%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.28%) AIX
13 1 (0.14%) HPUX
13 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.14%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (11.03%) ITIL
2 78 (10.76%) Project Management
3 72 (9.93%) Business Intelligence
4 48 (6.62%) PRINCE2
5 47 (6.48%) Data Analysis
5 47 (6.48%) Migration
6 46 (6.34%) ETL
7 45 (6.21%) Asset Management
8 43 (5.93%) Agile Software Development
9 42 (5.79%) Data Modelling
10 39 (5.38%) Stakeholder Management
11 38 (5.24%) CRM
11 38 (5.24%) Business Analysis
12 31 (4.28%) Configuration Management
13 29 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
14 26 (3.59%) Change Management
14 26 (3.59%) TDD
15 25 (3.45%) Scrum
16 24 (3.31%) Analytics
17 22 (3.03%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 216 (29.79%) SQL
2 62 (8.55%) T-SQL
3 59 (8.14%) C#
4 56 (7.72%) VBA
5 31 (4.28%) VB
6 22 (3.03%) JavaScript
6 22 (3.03%) C
7 18 (2.48%) PowerShell
8 17 (2.34%) Java
9 13 (1.79%) PL/SQL
10 7 (0.97%) C++
11 6 (0.83%) VB.NET
11 6 (0.83%) VBScript
12 4 (0.55%) Python
13 2 (0.28%) XPath
13 2 (0.28%) Perl
14 1 (0.14%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.14%) XAML
14 1 (0.14%) R
Qualifications
1 85 (11.72%) Degree
2 48 (6.62%) Security Cleared
3 29 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (3.03%) SC Cleared
5 18 (2.48%) DV Cleared
6 16 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
7 13 (1.79%) MCTS
8 12 (1.66%) MCITP
8 12 (1.66%) PMI Certification
9 11 (1.52%) ISEB
10 9 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 8 (1.10%) MCSE
12 7 (0.97%) PMP
13 6 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 6 (0.83%) MOS
13 6 (0.83%) MCP
14 5 (0.69%) CBAP
14 5 (0.69%) MAPM
15 4 (0.55%) CISSP
15 4 (0.55%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (5.10%) QA
2 21 (2.90%) SLA
3 19 (2.62%) Data Quality
4 13 (1.79%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.69%) Basel III
6 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.28%) COBIT
6 2 (0.28%) P3O
6 2 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.14%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.14%) EMIR
7 1 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 90 (12.41%) Active Directory
2 23 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.38%) XenApp
4 7 (0.97%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.55%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.55%) vSphere
7 3 (0.41%) XenServer
8 2 (0.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.28%) UAG
8 2 (0.28%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.28%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.14%) NFS
Systems Management
1 21 (2.90%) SCCM
2 10 (1.38%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (0.83%) SCOM
3 6 (0.83%) Tivoli
4 4 (0.55%) WSUS
4 4 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (0.41%) Backup Exec
5 3 (0.41%) HP UCMDB
6 2 (0.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.28%) AppDNA
6 2 (0.28%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 2 (0.28%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 2 (0.28%) Puppet
6 2 (0.28%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 1 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.14%) Unicenter
7 1 (0.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.14%) Control-M
7 1 (0.14%) Nagios
Vendors
1 445 (61.38%) Microsoft
2 58 (8.00%) Oracle
3 40 (5.52%) Citrix
4 35 (4.83%) VMware
5 32 (4.41%) Lotus
6 24 (3.31%) SAP
7 23 (3.17%) ServiceNow
8 18 (2.48%) HP
8 18 (2.48%) IBM
9 17 (2.34%) Cognos
10 16 (2.21%) Cisco
10 16 (2.21%) Tableau
11 14 (1.93%) Sybase
12 13 (1.79%) Adobe
13 12 (1.66%) Bloomberg
14 11 (1.52%) Business Objects
15 10 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
16 9 (1.24%) Remedy
17 8 (1.10%) Reuters
17 8 (1.10%) Trillium
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £10.22 per hour
Posted: 18 minutes ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: V.Good Day Rates
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
LA International
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £330 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
I3
Rate: £340 - £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £440 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Montash
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Incisive Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £240 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TalentFlow
Rate: Up to £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £170 - £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Hudson - London
Rate: Day Rate Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
I3
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Yoh
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £450 - £600 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago