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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 24 23 22
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 355 371 485
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 6.61% 6.38% 6.70%
As % of the Applications category 52.44% 51.03% 54.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 260 317
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £185 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 17 28
Average hourly rate £12.25 £20.00 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.75% +1.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.37 £12.19 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £27.00 £67.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.73 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-7.81% +4.86%
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
677 727 891
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.60% 12.50% 12.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 495 500 585
Average daily rate £375 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 43 55
Average hourly rate £13.98 £20.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.80% +5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.75 £37.65 £61.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.22 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-1.46% -1.79%

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 28 August 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
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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 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.

1 416 (59.01%) Microsoft
2 244 (34.61%) Finance
3 234 (33.19%) SQL
4 213 (30.21%) SQL Server
5 172 (24.40%) MS Office
6 140 (19.86%) Windows
7 134 (19.01%) Banking
8 125 (17.73%) MS PowerPoint
9 110 (15.60%) Agile Software Development
10 109 (15.46%) Project Management
11 103 (14.61%) Analytical Skills
12 100 (14.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 92 (13.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 89 (12.62%) SharePoint
15 85 (12.06%) MS Visio
15 85 (12.06%) MS Project
15 85 (12.06%) Degree
16 83 (11.77%) .NET
17 79 (11.21%) Data Warehouse
18 75 (10.64%) Business Intelligence
19 74 (10.50%) VBA
20 71 (10.07%) T-SQL
21 70 (9.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 69 (9.79%) SQL Server 2008
22 69 (9.79%) C#
22 69 (9.79%) Active Directory
23 68 (9.65%) ITIL
24 65 (9.22%) Oracle
25 57 (8.09%) Investment Banking
26 55 (7.80%) CRM

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 89 (12.62%) SharePoint
2 42 (5.96%) MS Exchange
3 17 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
5 12 (1.70%) Lync
6 9 (1.28%) IIS
6 9 (1.28%) SAS
6 9 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (1.13%) CMS
7 8 (1.13%) Apache
8 6 (0.85%) IBM Notes
8 6 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (0.71%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.71%) Confluence
9 5 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (0.57%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.57%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 172 (24.40%) MS Office
2 125 (17.73%) MS PowerPoint
3 85 (12.06%) MS Visio
3 85 (12.06%) MS Project
4 12 (1.70%) Photoshop
4 12 (1.70%) Spreadsheet
4 12 (1.70%) PowerPivot
5 6 (0.85%) Acrobat
6 4 (0.57%) SPSS
7 3 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.43%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.14%) Open Workbench
8 1 (0.14%) ProjectWise
8 1 (0.14%) Mingle
8 1 (0.14%) InDesign
8 1 (0.14%) QuarkXPress
8 1 (0.14%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 48 (6.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.28%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.43%) Agresso
3 3 (0.43%) Hyperion Planning
4 2 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.28%) SAP HCM
4 2 (0.28%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.28%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.14%) Endur
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.14%) RMDS
5 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.14%) assyst
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.14%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.13%) Office 365
4 6 (0.85%) Google Analytics
5 4 (0.57%) Yammer
6 3 (0.43%) Mimecast
6 3 (0.43%) IaaS
6 3 (0.43%) Adobe Analytics
6 3 (0.43%) SaaS
7 2 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.14%) GitHub
8 1 (0.14%) PaaS
8 1 (0.14%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.69%) SAN
2 25 (3.55%) Firewall
3 21 (2.98%) LAN
3 21 (2.98%) WAN
4 19 (2.70%) TCP/IP
4 19 (2.70%) DNS
5 16 (2.27%) VPN
6 14 (1.99%) DHCP
6 14 (1.99%) Internet
7 9 (1.28%) VoIP
8 8 (1.13%) Intranet
9 7 (0.99%) Skype
10 6 (0.85%) VLAN
10 6 (0.85%) NAS
10 6 (0.85%) Ethernet
11 5 (0.71%) Wireless
12 4 (0.57%) SMTP
12 4 (0.57%) PBX
12 4 (0.57%) Cisco ICM
12 4 (0.57%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 213 (30.21%) SQL Server
2 100 (14.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 92 (13.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 79 (11.21%) Data Warehouse
5 70 (9.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 69 (9.79%) SQL Server 2008
7 42 (5.96%) MS Access
8 37 (5.25%) SQL Server 2012
9 27 (3.83%) Relational Database
10 23 (3.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 22 (3.12%) QlikView
12 19 (2.70%) OLAP
13 17 (2.41%) BusinessObjects
14 15 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
15 11 (1.56%) DTS
15 11 (1.56%) Data Mining
15 11 (1.56%) Big Data
16 10 (1.42%) MySQL
17 8 (1.13%) Crystal Reports
17 8 (1.13%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 23 (3.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (3.12%) JIRA
3 18 (2.55%) Visual Studio
4 11 (1.56%) Subversion
4 11 (1.56%) TeamCity
4 11 (1.56%) Jenkins
5 9 (1.28%) ERwin
6 7 (0.99%) Git (software)
7 6 (0.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 5 (0.71%) ReSharper
9 4 (0.57%) Dreamweaver
10 3 (0.43%) TestDirector
10 3 (0.43%) PowerBuilder
11 2 (0.28%) LSMW
11 2 (0.28%) Maven
11 2 (0.28%) HP UFT
11 2 (0.28%) Ant
11 2 (0.28%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.28%) Hudson
12 1 (0.14%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 244 (34.61%) Finance
2 134 (19.01%) Banking
3 57 (8.09%) Investment Banking
4 31 (4.40%) Legal
5 28 (3.97%) Telecoms
6 27 (3.83%) Advertising
7 23 (3.26%) Retail
8 21 (2.98%) Financial Institution
8 21 (2.98%) Front Office
9 19 (2.70%) Marketing
10 15 (2.13%) Law
11 8 (1.13%) Back Office
11 8 (1.13%) Retail Banking
12 7 (0.99%) Games
13 6 (0.85%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.43%) Billing
14 3 (0.43%) French Language
15 2 (0.28%) Music Industry
15 2 (0.28%) Publishing
16 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 202 (28.65%) Analyst
2 146 (20.71%) Developer
3 56 (7.94%) Business Analyst
4 44 (6.24%) Project Manager
5 42 (5.96%) Data Analyst
6 39 (5.53%) SQL Developer
7 30 (4.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 29 (4.11%) Administrator
9 28 (3.97%) Architect
10 23 (3.26%) Consultant
11 22 (3.12%) Support Analyst
12 18 (2.55%) Senior Developer
12 18 (2.55%) Solutions Architect
12 18 (2.55%) Desktop Support
13 17 (2.41%) Senior Analyst
13 17 (2.41%) VBA Developer
14 15 (2.13%) SQL Server Developer
15 14 (1.99%) Information Analyst
15 14 (1.99%) Service Analyst
15 14 (1.99%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (11.77%) .NET
2 36 (5.11%) HTML
3 26 (3.69%) ASP.NET
4 25 (3.55%) XML
4 25 (3.55%) Middleware
5 19 (2.70%) Web Services
5 19 (2.70%) MDX
6 18 (2.55%) .NET Framework
7 17 (2.41%) jQuery
8 16 (2.27%) WCF
9 15 (2.13%) CSS
10 14 (1.99%) LINQ
10 14 (1.99%) Entity Framework
11 11 (1.56%) HTML5
12 10 (1.42%) JSON
12 10 (1.42%) Ajax
13 9 (1.28%) SOAP
13 9 (1.28%) WPF
14 7 (0.99%) FIX Protocol
14 7 (0.99%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 103 (14.61%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (3.69%) Management Information System
3 25 (3.55%) Clustering
3 25 (3.55%) Data Centre
4 19 (2.70%) Blackberry
5 18 (2.55%) NHS
6 16 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
7 15 (2.13%) Computer Science
8 13 (1.84%) Mathematics
9 12 (1.70%) Mobile App
10 11 (1.56%) User Experience
11 10 (1.42%) Statistics
12 9 (1.28%) Derivative
12 9 (1.28%) Replication
12 9 (1.28%) Data Structures
13 8 (1.13%) Market Risk
14 7 (0.99%) Social Media
14 7 (0.99%) PMI
14 7 (0.99%) Equities
15 6 (0.85%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 140 (19.86%) Windows
2 40 (5.67%) Windows 7
3 39 (5.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 36 (5.11%) Linux
5 29 (4.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 29 (4.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (3.12%) Windows XP
7 19 (2.70%) UNIX
8 14 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (1.99%) Windows 8
9 12 (1.70%) Android
9 12 (1.70%) Apple iOS
10 8 (1.13%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.71%) Solaris
12 3 (0.43%) AIX
12 3 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.28%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.28%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (15.60%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (15.46%) Project Management
3 75 (10.64%) Business Intelligence
4 68 (9.65%) ITIL
5 55 (7.80%) CRM
6 50 (7.09%) ETL
6 50 (7.09%) Migration
7 45 (6.38%) Analytics
8 43 (6.10%) Stakeholder Management
9 42 (5.96%) Business Analysis
10 41 (5.82%) PRINCE2
11 35 (4.96%) Data Modelling
12 32 (4.54%) Data Analysis
12 32 (4.54%) Scrum
13 29 (4.11%) Asset Management
14 28 (3.97%) Change Management
14 28 (3.97%) User Acceptance Testing
14 28 (3.97%) SDLC
15 23 (3.26%) Time Management
15 23 (3.26%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 234 (33.19%) SQL
2 74 (10.50%) VBA
3 71 (10.07%) T-SQL
4 69 (9.79%) C#
5 34 (4.82%) JavaScript
6 25 (3.55%) PowerShell
7 24 (3.40%) Java
7 24 (3.40%) VB
8 14 (1.99%) VB.NET
9 12 (1.70%) Python
10 9 (1.28%) C
10 9 (1.28%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 7 (0.99%) PHP
11 7 (0.99%) VBScript
12 6 (0.85%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.57%) C++
13 4 (0.57%) MATLAB
13 4 (0.57%) R
14 3 (0.43%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.43%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 85 (12.06%) Degree
2 31 (4.40%) Security Cleared
3 30 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (2.84%) MCSE
5 12 (1.70%) SC Cleared
6 11 (1.56%) PMI Certification
7 9 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (1.28%) DV Cleared
8 8 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (0.85%) PMP
9 6 (0.85%) CCNA
9 6 (0.85%) ISEB
10 5 (0.71%) ACCA
10 5 (0.71%) CIMA
11 4 (0.57%) MOS
11 4 (0.57%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.57%) MCP
11 4 (0.57%) MCSA
11 4 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.43%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.12%) Data Quality
2 21 (2.98%) SLA
3 19 (2.70%) QA
4 6 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.71%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.71%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.28%) FATCA
6 2 (0.28%) COBIT
6 2 (0.28%) MiFID
6 2 (0.28%) Basel II
7 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.14%) COSO
7 1 (0.14%) Basel III
7 1 (0.14%) EMIR
7 1 (0.14%) COREP
System Software
1 69 (9.79%) Active Directory
2 32 (4.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (2.13%) XenApp
4 14 (1.99%) vSphere
5 9 (1.28%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.99%) VMware ESX
7 4 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (0.57%) NFS
7 4 (0.57%) VMware Server
7 4 (0.57%) KVM
7 4 (0.57%) Docker
7 4 (0.57%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.28%) XenServer
9 2 (0.28%) Squid
9 2 (0.28%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.14%) Samba
10 1 (0.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.14%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 22 (3.12%) SCCM
2 15 (2.13%) Puppet
3 7 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (0.99%) SCOM
3 7 (0.99%) Tivoli
4 6 (0.85%) Control-M
4 6 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (0.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 4 (0.57%) Cisco UCCE
6 4 (0.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (0.57%) HP SIM
7 3 (0.43%) OpenView
7 3 (0.43%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.28%) Cisco IPCC
8 2 (0.28%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.28%) MOM
8 2 (0.28%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.28%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 416 (59.01%) Microsoft
2 65 (9.22%) Oracle
3 42 (5.96%) VMware
4 39 (5.53%) Cisco
4 39 (5.53%) Citrix
5 37 (5.25%) HP
6 29 (4.11%) IBM
7 24 (3.40%) SAP
8 19 (2.70%) WorldPay
9 17 (2.41%) Tableau
10 15 (2.13%) Red Hat
11 14 (1.99%) Sybase
11 14 (1.99%) Remedy
12 12 (1.70%) 3PAR
13 11 (1.56%) Adobe
14 10 (1.42%) Cognos
14 10 (1.42%) BMC
14 10 (1.42%) Bloomberg
14 10 (1.42%) Google
15 9 (1.28%) Reuters
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £10.00 - £413.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Stott & May
Rate: £200 - £325 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £150 - £175 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Hudson IT
Rate: £610 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Hudson IT
Rate: £540 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £435 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £570 - £650 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + DOE
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £180 - £190 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago