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 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 23 23 20
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 412 362 489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 6.97% 6.19% 6.88%
As % of the Applications category 53.93% 51.35% 55.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 258 321
Average daily rate
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£380 £393 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.18% -7.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £179 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 14 24
Average hourly rate £13.44 £19.35 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.52% +1.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.46 £14.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.10 £27.75 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.96
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +0.26%
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
764 705 880
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.93% 12.05% 12.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 542 483 595
Average daily rate £375 £375 £392
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £165 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 37 48
Average hourly rate £14.50 £20.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.26% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.40 £28.00 £36.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-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 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 (56.68%) Microsoft
2 269 (36.65%) Finance
3 232 (31.61%) SQL
4 210 (28.61%) SQL Server
5 188 (25.61%) MS Office
6 141 (19.21%) Windows
7 140 (19.07%) Banking
8 133 (18.12%) MS PowerPoint
9 120 (16.35%) Project Management
10 115 (15.67%) Agile Software Development
11 106 (14.44%) Analytical Skills
12 102 (13.90%) SharePoint
13 98 (13.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 94 (12.81%) .NET
15 93 (12.67%) MS Project
16 92 (12.53%) MS Visio
17 87 (11.85%) Degree
18 83 (11.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 81 (11.04%) Business Intelligence
20 80 (10.90%) VBA
21 77 (10.49%) Data Warehouse
22 76 (10.35%) Active Directory
22 76 (10.35%) C#
23 69 (9.40%) T-SQL
23 69 (9.40%) SQL Server 2008
24 66 (8.99%) ITIL
25 64 (8.72%) Oracle
25 64 (8.72%) Investment Banking
26 63 (8.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
27 58 (7.90%) CRM

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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
1 102 (13.90%) SharePoint
2 48 (6.54%) MS Exchange
3 20 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (2.18%) SharePoint 2010
5 15 (2.04%) Lync
6 10 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (1.23%) IIS
7 9 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 8 (1.09%) CMS
8 8 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (1.09%) Apache
8 8 (1.09%) Confluence
8 8 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (0.95%) SAS
10 6 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.68%) WebLogic
11 5 (0.68%) IBM Notes
12 4 (0.54%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (0.54%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.41%) Umbraco
Applications
1 188 (25.61%) MS Office
2 133 (18.12%) MS PowerPoint
3 93 (12.67%) MS Project
4 92 (12.53%) MS Visio
5 16 (2.18%) PowerPivot
6 15 (2.04%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (1.50%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.82%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.41%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.27%) SPSS
11 1 (0.14%) InDesign
11 1 (0.14%) QuarkXPress
11 1 (0.14%) RoboHelp
11 1 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.14%) Open Workbench
11 1 (0.14%) ProjectWise
11 1 (0.14%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 50 (6.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.36%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.41%) Agresso
3 3 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.41%) Hyperion Planning
3 3 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.27%) SAP HCM
4 2 (0.27%) assyst
4 2 (0.27%) 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%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.14%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.14%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.82%) Office 365
3 6 (0.82%) Google Analytics
4 5 (0.68%) Mimecast
5 4 (0.54%) Yammer
6 3 (0.41%) IaaS
6 3 (0.41%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.27%) Google Apps
7 2 (0.27%) SaaS
7 2 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.14%) PaaS
8 1 (0.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 25 (3.41%) SAN
2 23 (3.13%) Firewall
2 23 (3.13%) LAN
3 22 (3.00%) VPN
4 21 (2.86%) TCP/IP
4 21 (2.86%) WAN
5 17 (2.32%) DNS
6 14 (1.91%) Internet
7 12 (1.63%) DHCP
7 12 (1.63%) VLAN
8 10 (1.36%) VoIP
9 8 (1.09%) Intranet
10 7 (0.95%) Ethernet
10 7 (0.95%) Wireless
11 6 (0.82%) Skype
12 5 (0.68%) NAS
12 5 (0.68%) PBX
13 4 (0.54%) LDAP
13 4 (0.54%) SMTP
13 4 (0.54%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 210 (28.61%) SQL Server
2 98 (13.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 83 (11.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 77 (10.49%) Data Warehouse
5 69 (9.40%) SQL Server 2008
6 63 (8.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 50 (6.81%) MS Access
8 33 (4.50%) SQL Server 2012
9 29 (3.95%) Relational Database
10 23 (3.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 22 (3.00%) QlikView
12 19 (2.59%) OLAP
13 17 (2.32%) SQL Server 2005
14 14 (1.91%) BusinessObjects
15 12 (1.63%) Big Data
16 10 (1.36%) Data Mining
16 10 (1.36%) MySQL
17 9 (1.23%) DTS
18 8 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
18 8 (1.09%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 27 (3.68%) Team Foundation Server
2 24 (3.27%) JIRA
3 18 (2.45%) Visual Studio
4 11 (1.50%) Subversion
4 11 (1.50%) TeamCity
5 10 (1.36%) Jenkins
6 8 (1.09%) ERwin
7 7 (0.95%) ReSharper
7 7 (0.95%) Git (software)
8 4 (0.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (0.54%) Dreamweaver
9 3 (0.41%) TestDirector
9 3 (0.41%) PowerBuilder
10 2 (0.27%) LSMW
10 2 (0.27%) HP UFT
10 2 (0.27%) Maven
10 2 (0.27%) Ant
10 2 (0.27%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.27%) Hudson
11 1 (0.14%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 269 (36.65%) Finance
2 140 (19.07%) Banking
3 64 (8.72%) Investment Banking
4 32 (4.36%) Telecoms
5 31 (4.22%) Legal
6 27 (3.68%) Advertising
7 26 (3.54%) Retail
8 24 (3.27%) Financial Institution
9 21 (2.86%) Front Office
10 20 (2.72%) Marketing
11 18 (2.45%) Law
12 8 (1.09%) Retail Banking
13 7 (0.95%) Back Office
14 5 (0.68%) Games
14 5 (0.68%) Billing
15 3 (0.41%) French Language
15 3 (0.41%) Spanish Language
16 2 (0.27%) German Language
16 2 (0.27%) Music Industry
16 2 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 214 (29.16%) Analyst
2 151 (20.57%) Developer
3 59 (8.04%) Business Analyst
4 45 (6.13%) Project Manager
5 39 (5.31%) Data Analyst
6 35 (4.77%) SQL Developer
7 33 (4.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 30 (4.09%) Administrator
9 27 (3.68%) Architect
10 23 (3.13%) Support Analyst
11 22 (3.00%) Consultant
12 20 (2.72%) Desktop Support
13 19 (2.59%) Solutions Architect
14 17 (2.32%) Coordinator
14 17 (2.32%) Service Analyst
15 16 (2.18%) Senior Analyst
15 16 (2.18%) Senior Developer
15 16 (2.18%) Business Developer
15 16 (2.18%) VBA Developer
16 15 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (12.81%) .NET
2 40 (5.45%) HTML
3 30 (4.09%) ASP.NET
4 27 (3.68%) XML
5 25 (3.41%) jQuery
6 24 (3.27%) Middleware
7 20 (2.72%) .NET Framework
7 20 (2.72%) CSS
8 18 (2.45%) Web Services
8 18 (2.45%) MDX
9 16 (2.18%) LINQ
9 16 (2.18%) Entity Framework
10 15 (2.04%) WCF
11 12 (1.63%) WPF
11 12 (1.63%) JSON
11 12 (1.63%) Ajax
12 10 (1.36%) SOAP
12 10 (1.36%) HTML5
12 10 (1.36%) AngularJS
13 7 (0.95%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 106 (14.44%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (4.22%) Data Centre
3 28 (3.81%) Management Information System
4 24 (3.27%) Clustering
5 22 (3.00%) Blackberry
6 20 (2.72%) Computer Science
7 19 (2.59%) NHS
8 15 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
9 13 (1.77%) Fixed Income
10 12 (1.63%) Statistics
11 11 (1.50%) Mathematics
12 10 (1.36%) Mobile App
12 10 (1.36%) User Experience
13 9 (1.23%) iPhone
13 9 (1.23%) Data Structures
13 9 (1.23%) Derivative
13 9 (1.23%) Interest Rate Derivative
13 9 (1.23%) Equities
14 8 (1.09%) Thin Client
14 8 (1.09%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 141 (19.21%) Windows
2 45 (6.13%) Windows 7
3 40 (5.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 37 (5.04%) Linux
5 30 (4.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 27 (3.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (3.54%) Windows XP
8 20 (2.72%) UNIX
9 14 (1.91%) Android
9 14 (1.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (1.77%) Windows 8
11 10 (1.36%) Apple iOS
12 9 (1.23%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.68%) Solaris
14 3 (0.41%) AIX
15 2 (0.27%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.27%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.27%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (16.35%) Project Management
2 115 (15.67%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (11.04%) Business Intelligence
4 66 (8.99%) ITIL
5 58 (7.90%) CRM
6 52 (7.08%) Migration
7 49 (6.68%) Stakeholder Management
7 49 (6.68%) Business Analysis
8 48 (6.54%) ETL
9 45 (6.13%) PRINCE2
10 40 (5.45%) Analytics
11 38 (5.18%) Data Modelling
12 32 (4.36%) Data Analysis
12 32 (4.36%) Asset Management
12 32 (4.36%) Scrum
13 31 (4.22%) Change Management
14 29 (3.95%) Time Management
15 26 (3.54%) Project Planning
15 26 (3.54%) User Acceptance Testing
15 26 (3.54%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 232 (31.61%) SQL
2 80 (10.90%) VBA
3 76 (10.35%) C#
4 69 (9.40%) T-SQL
5 44 (5.99%) JavaScript
6 27 (3.68%) Java
7 23 (3.13%) VB
8 19 (2.59%) PowerShell
9 13 (1.77%) VB.NET
10 11 (1.50%) Python
11 10 (1.36%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 9 (1.23%) C
13 8 (1.09%) PHP
14 6 (0.82%) PL/SQL
14 6 (0.82%) VBScript
15 4 (0.54%) MATLAB
15 4 (0.54%) Perl
15 4 (0.54%) C++
15 4 (0.54%) R
16 3 (0.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 87 (11.85%) Degree
2 35 (4.77%) Security Cleared
3 34 (4.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (3.41%) MCSE
5 13 (1.77%) SC Cleared
6 12 (1.63%) PMI Certification
7 10 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (1.36%) DV Cleared
8 8 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (1.09%) ISEB
9 7 (0.95%) PMP
10 6 (0.82%) CCNA
11 5 (0.68%) MCSA
11 5 (0.68%) MCP
11 5 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (0.68%) ACCA
11 5 (0.68%) CIMA
11 5 (0.68%) MCITP
11 5 (0.68%) ISTQB
12 4 (0.54%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.27%) SLA
2 18 (2.45%) Data Quality
3 16 (2.18%) QA
4 6 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.68%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.68%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.27%) FATCA
6 2 (0.27%) Basel II
6 2 (0.27%) COBIT
6 2 (0.27%) MiFID
7 1 (0.14%) HL7
7 1 (0.14%) DICOM
7 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.14%) EMIR
7 1 (0.14%) COSO
7 1 (0.14%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.14%) COREP
7 1 (0.14%) PMBOK
System Software
1 76 (10.35%) Active Directory
2 32 (4.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (2.04%) vSphere
4 14 (1.91%) XenApp
5 7 (0.95%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.95%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (0.54%) NFS
6 4 (0.54%) VMware Server
6 4 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.54%) KVM
6 4 (0.54%) Docker
7 3 (0.41%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.27%) XenServer
8 2 (0.27%) Squid
8 2 (0.27%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.14%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.14%) Samba
9 1 (0.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 19 (2.59%) SCCM
2 15 (2.04%) Puppet
3 8 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.95%) Tivoli
5 6 (0.82%) Control-M
6 5 (0.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 5 (0.68%) SCOM
7 4 (0.54%) Cisco UCCE
7 4 (0.54%) HP SIM
7 4 (0.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.41%) OpenView
9 2 (0.27%) MOM
9 2 (0.27%) WSUS
9 2 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.27%) Cisco IPCC
9 2 (0.27%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.27%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 416 (56.68%) Microsoft
2 64 (8.72%) Oracle
3 45 (6.13%) Citrix
4 44 (5.99%) VMware
5 38 (5.18%) Cisco
6 37 (5.04%) HP
7 32 (4.36%) IBM
8 24 (3.27%) SAP
9 18 (2.45%) Tableau
9 18 (2.45%) WorldPay
10 15 (2.04%) Red Hat
11 13 (1.77%) Sybase
11 13 (1.77%) Bloomberg
12 12 (1.63%) Remedy
12 12 (1.63%) Cognos
13 11 (1.50%) BMC
13 11 (1.50%) Google
14 10 (1.36%) Adobe
14 10 (1.36%) 3PAR
15 9 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £575 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
JM
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + DOE
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £475.00 - £550 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Ampersand Consulting
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Energon Global
Rate: £15.00 - £17.50 per hour
Posted: 14 days ago