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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 22 21 27
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 378 488 425
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 6.42% 6.63% 5.44%
As % of the Applications category 50.94% 55.71% 45.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 317 297
Average daily rate
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£376 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.96% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £198 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 27 18
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £15.24
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +24.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.19 £14.10 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £67.50 £21.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.39 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -6.25%
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
742 876 939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.60% 11.90% 12.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 510 575 640
Average daily rate £368 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 53 62
Average hourly rate £20.50 £19.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.49% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.65 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £63.20 £22.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 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 22 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 22 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.

1 449 (61.51%) Microsoft
2 240 (32.88%) MS Office
3 224 (30.68%) Finance
4 217 (29.73%) SQL
5 176 (24.11%) SQL Server
6 168 (23.01%) MS PowerPoint
7 160 (21.92%) Windows
8 132 (18.08%) Banking
9 91 (12.47%) Active Directory
10 84 (11.51%) Project Management
11 82 (11.23%) ITIL
11 82 (11.23%) Degree
12 80 (10.96%) MS Project
13 79 (10.82%) SharePoint
14 76 (10.41%) MS Visio
15 71 (9.73%) Business Intelligence
15 71 (9.73%) Windows 7
16 70 (9.59%) .NET
17 61 (8.36%) Oracle
17 61 (8.36%) C#
17 61 (8.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 60 (8.22%) T-SQL
19 55 (7.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 55 (7.53%) Migration
20 54 (7.40%) Investment Banking
20 54 (7.40%) VBA
21 53 (7.26%) PRINCE2
22 50 (6.85%) Windows Server 2008
23 49 (6.71%) SQL Server 2008
23 49 (6.71%) MS Exchange

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 (10.82%) SharePoint
2 49 (6.71%) MS Exchange
3 30 (4.11%) IBM Notes
4 26 (3.56%) CMS
5 20 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (1.92%) SAS
6 14 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
7 12 (1.64%) IIS
7 12 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
8 11 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2007
9 10 (1.37%) Lync
10 8 (1.10%) Confluence
11 7 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2003
11 7 (0.96%) Tomcat
12 6 (0.82%) WebLogic
12 6 (0.82%) SharePoint Server
12 6 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
13 5 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.27%) Documentum
Applications
1 240 (32.88%) MS Office
2 168 (23.01%) MS PowerPoint
3 80 (10.96%) MS Project
4 76 (10.41%) MS Visio
5 22 (3.01%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.96%) PowerPivot
7 6 (0.82%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.55%) Adobe Captivate
9 3 (0.41%) InDesign
10 2 (0.27%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.14%) Stata
11 1 (0.14%) SPSS
11 1 (0.14%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 25 (3.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.55%) Google Analytics
3 4 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.27%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.27%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.27%) ReMetrica
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.14%) IntelliMatch
5 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.14%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.14%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.14%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.14%) Agresso
5 1 (0.14%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (1.37%) PaaS
3 3 (0.41%) Office 365
4 2 (0.27%) SaaS
4 2 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 27 (3.70%) DNS
2 20 (2.74%) DHCP
3 19 (2.60%) Internet
4 18 (2.47%) SAN
5 14 (1.92%) VPN
6 13 (1.78%) TCP/IP
6 13 (1.78%) HTTP
7 12 (1.64%) WAN
8 11 (1.51%) Firewall
8 11 (1.51%) Intranet
9 8 (1.10%) LAN
10 5 (0.68%) NetScaler
10 5 (0.68%) Ethernet
10 5 (0.68%) FTP
11 4 (0.55%) VoIP
11 4 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (0.41%) NAS
12 3 (0.41%) Unified Communications
12 3 (0.41%) Structured Cabling
12 3 (0.41%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (24.11%) SQL Server
2 61 (8.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 55 (7.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 49 (6.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 45 (6.16%) Data Warehouse
6 43 (5.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 31 (4.25%) MS Access
8 27 (3.70%) Relational Database
9 22 (3.01%) SQL Server 2005
10 17 (2.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 15 (2.05%) Data Mining
12 13 (1.78%) Crystal Reports
13 12 (1.64%) Data Mart
13 12 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
14 11 (1.51%) Oracle Database
15 9 (1.23%) Azure SQL Database
16 8 (1.10%) ProClarity
16 8 (1.10%) QlikView
17 7 (0.96%) RDBMS
17 7 (0.96%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 18 (2.47%) JIRA
2 16 (2.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 15 (2.05%) Visual Studio
4 14 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (1.10%) ERwin
6 6 (0.82%) MSTest
6 6 (0.82%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 5 (0.68%) SpecFlow
7 5 (0.68%) Subversion
7 5 (0.68%) Bugzilla
8 4 (0.55%) QuickTest Pro
8 4 (0.55%) Selenium
9 3 (0.41%) WebDriver
9 3 (0.41%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.41%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (0.41%) NUnit
10 2 (0.27%) MSI
10 2 (0.27%) TestDirector
10 2 (0.27%) JUnit
10 2 (0.27%) Maven
General
1 224 (30.68%) Finance
2 132 (18.08%) Banking
3 54 (7.40%) Investment Banking
4 46 (6.30%) Retail
5 39 (5.34%) Legal
6 29 (3.97%) Marketing
7 22 (3.01%) Telecoms
7 22 (3.01%) Law
8 17 (2.33%) Advertising
9 15 (2.05%) Retail Banking
10 14 (1.92%) Financial Institution
11 12 (1.64%) Front Office
11 12 (1.64%) Back Office
12 11 (1.51%) Publishing
13 9 (1.23%) French Language
14 4 (0.55%) Billing
14 4 (0.55%) Corporate Banking
14 4 (0.55%) Private Banking
15 3 (0.41%) Spanish Language
15 3 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 264 (36.16%) Analyst
2 136 (18.63%) Developer
3 68 (9.32%) Business Analyst
4 43 (5.89%) Data Analyst
4 43 (5.89%) Project Manager
5 36 (4.93%) SQL Developer
6 32 (4.38%) Support Analyst
7 30 (4.11%) Architect
8 29 (3.97%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 27 (3.70%) Service Analyst
10 26 (3.56%) Consultant
11 23 (3.15%) Service Desk Analyst
12 22 (3.01%) Desktop Support
12 22 (3.01%) Support Engineer
13 20 (2.74%) Administrator
14 19 (2.60%) 2nd Line Support
14 19 (2.60%) Senior Developer
14 19 (2.60%) C# Developer
15 18 (2.47%) Configuration Analyst
16 16 (2.19%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (9.59%) .NET
2 33 (4.52%) ASP.NET
3 25 (3.42%) HTML
4 20 (2.74%) MDX
5 18 (2.47%) XML
5 18 (2.47%) ASP.NET MVC
6 17 (2.33%) CSS
7 13 (1.78%) jQuery
8 11 (1.51%) .NET Framework
8 11 (1.51%) WCF
8 11 (1.51%) WPF
9 10 (1.37%) Web Services
10 7 (0.96%) JSP
11 6 (0.82%) Middleware
11 6 (0.82%) WinForms
11 6 (0.82%) JSON
11 6 (0.82%) REST
12 5 (0.68%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 5 (0.68%) HTML5
12 5 (0.68%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 27 (3.70%) Management Information System
2 23 (3.15%) Blackberry
3 22 (3.01%) CMDB
4 17 (2.33%) Computer Science
4 17 (2.33%) Data Integration
5 16 (2.19%) NHS
6 10 (1.37%) Mathematics
6 10 (1.37%) Statistics
7 8 (1.10%) Fixed Income
8 7 (0.96%) Social Media
8 7 (0.96%) Credit Risk
8 7 (0.96%) Market Risk
8 7 (0.96%) Clustering
8 7 (0.96%) Replication
8 7 (0.96%) PMI
9 6 (0.82%) Client/Server
9 6 (0.82%) Economics
10 4 (0.55%) Equities
10 4 (0.55%) E-Learning
10 4 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 160 (21.92%) Windows
2 71 (9.73%) Windows 7
3 50 (6.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 33 (4.52%) Windows XP
5 32 (4.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (2.88%) Linux
7 18 (2.47%) UNIX
8 12 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.82%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.55%) Windows 2000
10 4 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.41%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.41%) Android
11 3 (0.41%) Solaris
12 2 (0.27%) AIX
12 2 (0.27%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.27%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone 7
13 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone 8
13 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (11.51%) Project Management
2 82 (11.23%) ITIL
3 71 (9.73%) Business Intelligence
4 55 (7.53%) Migration
5 53 (7.26%) PRINCE2
6 44 (6.03%) Agile Software Development
6 44 (6.03%) Data Analysis
7 43 (5.89%) ETL
8 42 (5.75%) Data Modelling
8 42 (5.75%) CRM
9 41 (5.62%) Stakeholder Management
10 39 (5.34%) Asset Management
11 37 (5.07%) Business Analysis
12 31 (4.25%) Change Management
13 30 (4.11%) Configuration Management
14 27 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
15 26 (3.56%) TDD
16 25 (3.42%) Scrum
17 23 (3.15%) Analytics
17 23 (3.15%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 217 (29.73%) SQL
2 61 (8.36%) C#
3 60 (8.22%) T-SQL
4 54 (7.40%) VBA
5 29 (3.97%) VB
6 25 (3.42%) JavaScript
7 22 (3.01%) PowerShell
8 18 (2.47%) Java
9 17 (2.33%) C
10 10 (1.37%) PL/SQL
11 6 (0.82%) VB.NET
11 6 (0.82%) VBScript
12 4 (0.55%) Perl
12 4 (0.55%) C++
12 4 (0.55%) Python
13 3 (0.41%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.27%) XPath
14 2 (0.27%) R
15 1 (0.14%) C-shell
15 1 (0.14%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 82 (11.23%) Degree
2 42 (5.75%) Security Cleared
3 32 (4.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (2.60%) SC Cleared
5 16 (2.19%) DV Cleared
6 15 (2.05%) MCITP
7 14 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
7 14 (1.92%) MCTS
8 12 (1.64%) PMI Certification
8 12 (1.64%) ISEB
9 9 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 8 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 7 (0.96%) MCSE
12 6 (0.82%) PMP
12 6 (0.82%) CISSP
12 6 (0.82%) MOS
13 5 (0.68%) MAPM
14 4 (0.55%) CCA
14 4 (0.55%) Citrix Certification
14 4 (0.55%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.48%) QA
2 19 (2.60%) SLA
3 17 (2.33%) Data Quality
4 13 (1.78%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.68%) Basel III
5 5 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.55%) COBIT
7 2 (0.27%) P3O
8 1 (0.14%) EMIR
8 1 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 91 (12.47%) Active Directory
2 29 (3.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.51%) XenApp
4 8 (1.10%) vSphere
5 7 (0.96%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.68%) XenDesktop
6 5 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.41%) XenServer
8 2 (0.27%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.27%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.27%) UAG
9 1 (0.14%) NFS
Systems Management
1 20 (2.74%) SCCM
2 13 (1.78%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (0.82%) SCOM
4 5 (0.68%) Tivoli
4 5 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (0.55%) WSUS
6 3 (0.41%) HP UCMDB
6 3 (0.41%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.27%) Control-M
7 2 (0.27%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 2 (0.27%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.27%) AppDNA
7 2 (0.27%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 2 (0.27%) Puppet
7 2 (0.27%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 1 (0.14%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.14%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle EDQ
8 1 (0.14%) WMI
Vendors
1 449 (61.51%) Microsoft
2 61 (8.36%) Oracle
3 41 (5.62%) VMware
4 38 (5.21%) Citrix
5 31 (4.25%) Lotus
6 24 (3.29%) ServiceNow
7 20 (2.74%) SAP
8 19 (2.60%) HP
8 19 (2.60%) IBM
9 17 (2.33%) Cisco
10 16 (2.19%) Cognos
11 15 (2.05%) Tableau
11 15 (2.05%) Sybase
12 11 (1.51%) Adobe
13 10 (1.37%) Business Objects
13 10 (1.37%) Bloomberg
13 10 (1.37%) Dell
14 7 (0.96%) Teradata
14 7 (0.96%) Trillium
14 7 (0.96%) Reuters
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Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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