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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 22 26 30
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +4
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 396 421 404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 6.81% 5.83% 5.26%
As % of the Applications category 53.66% 50.30% 45.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 271 288
Average daily rate
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£363 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
- +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 26 21
Average hourly rate £14.50 £19.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.68% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £13.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.55 £66.25 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
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
738 837 894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.69% 11.59% 11.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 538 616
Average daily rate £350 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £173 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 44 62
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.80 £18.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.91% -0.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £13.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £50.00 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.19
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -4.54%

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 October 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 October 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 October 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.

1 480 (63.24%) Microsoft
2 248 (32.67%) MS Office
3 233 (30.70%) Finance
4 230 (30.30%) SQL
5 182 (23.98%) Windows
6 178 (23.45%) SQL Server
7 160 (21.08%) MS PowerPoint
8 126 (16.60%) Banking
9 106 (13.97%) Active Directory
10 100 (13.18%) Agile Software Development
11 98 (12.91%) Analytical Skills
12 91 (11.99%) MS Project
13 90 (11.86%) Project Management
14 84 (11.07%) SharePoint
15 82 (10.80%) ITIL
16 79 (10.41%) MS Visio
17 77 (10.14%) Windows 7
18 76 (10.01%) Migration
19 75 (9.88%) .NET
19 75 (9.88%) Degree
20 67 (8.83%) C#
21 65 (8.56%) Business Intelligence
21 65 (8.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 61 (8.04%) VBA
23 59 (7.77%) T-SQL
23 59 (7.77%) Investment Banking
24 56 (7.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 54 (7.11%) Oracle
25 54 (7.11%) PRINCE2
26 49 (6.46%) Windows Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 84 (11.07%) SharePoint
2 48 (6.32%) MS Exchange
3 23 (3.03%) IBM Notes
4 22 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (2.77%) CMS
6 15 (1.98%) SharePoint 2010
7 13 (1.71%) IIS
7 13 (1.71%) SAS
7 13 (1.71%) SharePoint 2013
8 10 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
9 9 (1.19%) Lync
10 8 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2003
10 8 (1.05%) Tomcat
11 7 (0.92%) WebLogic
11 7 (0.92%) Confluence
12 6 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
12 6 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 5 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
14 4 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
15 2 (0.26%) WorkSite
Applications
1 248 (32.67%) MS Office
2 160 (21.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 91 (11.99%) MS Project
4 79 (10.41%) MS Visio
5 21 (2.77%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (1.32%) Photoshop
7 9 (1.19%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.26%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.26%) InDesign
8 2 (0.26%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.13%) SPSS
9 1 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 30 (3.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
2 6 (0.79%) Markit EDM
3 4 (0.53%) Google Analytics
3 4 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.26%) assyst
4 2 (0.26%) ReMetrica
4 2 (0.26%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.26%) Agresso
4 2 (0.26%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.13%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.13%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.13%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
5 1 (0.13%) IntelliMatch
5 1 (0.13%) SimCorp Dimension
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.13%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (1.32%) PaaS
3 5 (0.66%) Office 365
4 3 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.26%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.13%) SaaS
6 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.43%) DNS
2 20 (2.64%) DHCP
3 18 (2.37%) VPN
3 18 (2.37%) Internet
4 17 (2.24%) SAN
5 13 (1.71%) HTTP
6 12 (1.58%) Firewall
6 12 (1.58%) Intranet
6 12 (1.58%) TCP/IP
7 9 (1.19%) WAN
8 7 (0.92%) LAN
9 6 (0.79%) Ethernet
9 6 (0.79%) FTP
10 5 (0.66%) NetScaler
11 4 (0.53%) Structured Cabling
11 4 (0.53%) Unified Communications
11 4 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (0.53%) Wireless
11 4 (0.53%) VoIP
12 3 (0.40%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 178 (23.45%) SQL Server
2 65 (8.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 56 (7.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 49 (6.46%) SQL Server 2008
5 46 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
6 37 (4.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 34 (4.48%) MS Access
8 20 (2.64%) Relational Database
9 19 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
10 18 (2.37%) SQL Server 2012
11 16 (2.11%) Data Mart
12 14 (1.84%) Data Mining
12 14 (1.84%) Crystal Reports
13 13 (1.71%) QlikView
14 10 (1.32%) Azure SQL Database
15 9 (1.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 8 (1.05%) Oracle Database
16 8 (1.05%) ProClarity
17 7 (0.92%) Hadoop
18 6 (0.79%) DB2
Development Applications
1 22 (2.90%) JIRA
2 19 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (1.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 14 (1.84%) Visual Studio
5 8 (1.05%) ERwin
6 6 (0.79%) MSTest
6 6 (0.79%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 6 (0.79%) Dreamweaver
7 5 (0.66%) Bugzilla
7 5 (0.66%) Subversion
7 5 (0.66%) SpecFlow
8 4 (0.53%) Selenium
8 4 (0.53%) QuickTest Pro
9 3 (0.40%) Toad
9 3 (0.40%) MSI
9 3 (0.40%) NUnit
9 3 (0.40%) WebDriver
9 3 (0.40%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.40%) NSubstitute
9 3 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 233 (30.70%) Finance
2 126 (16.60%) Banking
3 59 (7.77%) Investment Banking
4 41 (5.40%) Legal
5 35 (4.61%) Retail
6 23 (3.03%) Marketing
7 21 (2.77%) Law
8 20 (2.64%) Telecoms
9 16 (2.11%) Advertising
10 13 (1.71%) Financial Institution
10 13 (1.71%) Front Office
10 13 (1.71%) Back Office
11 12 (1.58%) Publishing
12 9 (1.19%) Retail Banking
13 7 (0.92%) French Language
14 4 (0.53%) Corporate Banking
14 4 (0.53%) Private Banking
14 4 (0.53%) Billing
15 3 (0.40%) Games
16 2 (0.26%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 267 (35.18%) Analyst
2 154 (20.29%) Developer
3 68 (8.96%) Business Analyst
4 48 (6.32%) Data Analyst
5 40 (5.27%) Project Manager
6 36 (4.74%) SQL Developer
7 34 (4.48%) Support Analyst
8 33 (4.35%) Consultant
9 29 (3.82%) Service Analyst
10 28 (3.69%) Architect
11 27 (3.56%) Support Engineer
12 26 (3.43%) Service Desk Analyst
13 25 (3.29%) Desktop Support
14 23 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support
14 23 (3.03%) Administrator
14 23 (3.03%) C# Developer
15 21 (2.77%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 18 (2.37%) Desktop Analyst
17 16 (2.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
17 16 (2.11%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (9.88%) .NET
2 37 (4.87%) ASP.NET
3 35 (4.61%) HTML
4 21 (2.77%) ASP.NET MVC
5 20 (2.64%) MDX
5 20 (2.64%) XML
6 19 (2.50%) CSS
7 18 (2.37%) .NET Framework
8 17 (2.24%) jQuery
9 15 (1.98%) WCF
10 13 (1.71%) WPF
11 11 (1.45%) HTML5
12 10 (1.32%) Web Services
13 8 (1.05%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 7 (0.92%) JSP
14 7 (0.92%) Ajax
14 7 (0.92%) JSON
14 7 (0.92%) LINQ
15 6 (0.79%) WinForms
15 6 (0.79%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 98 (12.91%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (3.69%) Blackberry
3 21 (2.77%) Management Information System
4 20 (2.64%) Computer Science
5 17 (2.24%) User Experience
6 15 (1.98%) CMDB
7 14 (1.84%) Client/Server
8 13 (1.71%) NHS
9 11 (1.45%) Data Integration
10 10 (1.32%) Statistics
11 9 (1.19%) Mathematics
12 8 (1.05%) PMI
13 7 (0.92%) Replication
13 7 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (0.79%) Market Risk
14 6 (0.79%) Hedge funds
14 6 (0.79%) Social Media
14 6 (0.79%) Clustering
15 5 (0.66%) Data Structures
15 5 (0.66%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 182 (23.98%) Windows
2 77 (10.14%) Windows 7
3 49 (6.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 40 (5.27%) Windows XP
5 27 (3.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (2.90%) Linux
7 18 (2.37%) UNIX
8 13 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.79%) Windows 8
10 5 (0.66%) Mac OS
10 5 (0.66%) Android
10 5 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.53%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.53%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.26%) Solaris
13 1 (0.13%) AIX
13 1 (0.13%) pSOS
13 1 (0.13%) SUSE
13 1 (0.13%) Windows Phone 7
13 1 (0.13%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (13.18%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (11.86%) Project Management
3 82 (10.80%) ITIL
4 76 (10.01%) Migration
5 65 (8.56%) Business Intelligence
6 54 (7.11%) PRINCE2
7 48 (6.32%) CRM
8 46 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
9 43 (5.67%) ETL
9 43 (5.67%) Asset Management
10 40 (5.27%) Data Modelling
11 39 (5.14%) Business Analysis
12 37 (4.87%) User Acceptance Testing
13 36 (4.74%) Data Analysis
14 27 (3.56%) Change Management
14 27 (3.56%) Workflow
15 26 (3.43%) MVC
16 25 (3.29%) TDD
17 24 (3.16%) Service Delivery
18 23 (3.03%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 230 (30.30%) SQL
2 67 (8.83%) C#
3 61 (8.04%) VBA
4 59 (7.77%) T-SQL
5 31 (4.08%) JavaScript
5 31 (4.08%) VB
6 21 (2.77%) PowerShell
7 17 (2.24%) C
8 15 (1.98%) Java
9 7 (0.92%) VB.NET
10 6 (0.79%) Perl
10 6 (0.79%) VBScript
11 3 (0.40%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.40%) Python
11 3 (0.40%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.40%) XPath
12 2 (0.26%) R
12 2 (0.26%) C++
12 2 (0.26%) Delphi
13 1 (0.13%) Jython
Qualifications
1 75 (9.88%) Degree
2 42 (5.53%) Security Cleared
3 36 (4.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (2.24%) SC Cleared
4 17 (2.24%) DV Cleared
5 13 (1.71%) PMI Certification
6 12 (1.58%) ISEB
7 10 (1.32%) MCITP
7 10 (1.32%) MCSE
8 9 (1.19%) MCTS
9 8 (1.05%) MOS
9 8 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (1.05%) MCP
10 7 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 7 (0.92%) PMP
10 7 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 6 (0.79%) CISSP
11 6 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.79%) CCNA
11 6 (0.79%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (5.40%) QA
2 22 (2.90%) SLA
3 13 (1.71%) Data Quality
4 8 (1.05%) COBIT
4 8 (1.05%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.26%) P3O
7 2 (0.26%) EMIR
7 2 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.26%) Basel III
8 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 106 (13.97%) Active Directory
2 27 (3.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.45%) XenApp
4 10 (1.32%) vSphere
5 9 (1.19%) Hyper-V
6 8 (1.05%) XenDesktop
7 7 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.53%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.40%) Firmware
10 2 (0.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (0.26%) UAG
10 2 (0.26%) XenServer
10 2 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.13%) NFS
11 1 (0.13%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.13%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.13%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 22 (2.90%) SCCM
2 16 (2.11%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (1.19%) SCOM
4 6 (0.79%) WSUS
5 5 (0.66%) Control-M
5 5 (0.66%) Tivoli
6 4 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.40%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (0.40%) HP UCMDB
8 2 (0.26%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.26%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.26%) AppDNA
8 2 (0.26%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 2 (0.26%) Puppet
8 2 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.26%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 2 (0.26%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.26%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 1 (0.13%) Nagios
Vendors
1 480 (63.24%) Microsoft
2 54 (7.11%) Oracle
3 43 (5.67%) VMware
4 38 (5.01%) Citrix
5 24 (3.16%) Lotus
6 22 (2.90%) SAP
7 21 (2.77%) HP
8 20 (2.64%) IBM
9 17 (2.24%) Cisco
10 16 (2.11%) ServiceNow
11 15 (1.98%) Cognos
11 15 (1.98%) Tableau
12 13 (1.71%) Sybase
13 11 (1.45%) Bloomberg
14 10 (1.32%) Informatica
15 9 (1.19%) Altiris
16 8 (1.05%) Google
16 8 (1.05%) Teradata
16 8 (1.05%) Reuters
16 8 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
City, London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum
Posted: 48 minutes ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £475.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City of London
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £340.00 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
LA International
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: market rate
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Eames Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £325 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £475 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Rate: £175 - £220 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £425 per day + negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £14 - £18 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
City Of London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + expenses
Posted: 8 days ago