The table below looks at the statistics for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised for the Croydon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 15 6 10
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +4
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 9 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 7.63% 16.48% 8.14%
As % of the Applications category 34.62% 60.00% 41.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 5
Average daily rate
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£419 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.64% +7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +30.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
- -1.75%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Croydon region.

Applications Category
Croydon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
26 25 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 22.03% 27.47% 19.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 11 14
Average daily rate £425 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £190 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £575 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +30.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel across the Croydon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Excel Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

MS Excel
Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Excel across the Croydon region.

MS Excel Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

MS Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Croydon region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

MS Excel Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel across the Croydon region.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon 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 21 (61.76%) MS Office
2 20 (58.82%) MS Project
2 20 (58.82%) Microsoft
2 20 (58.82%) Project Management
3 19 (55.88%) PRINCE2
4 15 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (32.35%) ITIL
6 10 (29.41%) Strategic Planning
7 9 (26.47%) Finance
7 9 (26.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 7 (20.59%) Critical Path Analysis
9 6 (17.65%) MS PowerPoint
10 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (14.71%) Windows
10 5 (14.71%) Portfolio Management
11 4 (11.76%) Waterfall
11 4 (11.76%) APMP
11 4 (11.76%) Agile Project Management
11 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (11.76%) Mentoring
11 4 (11.76%) SQL
11 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
11 4 (11.76%) ISEB
11 4 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (11.76%) Service Delivery
11 4 (11.76%) MCTS
12 3 (8.82%) Project Planning
12 3 (8.82%) Data Analysis
12 3 (8.82%) Risk Management
12 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon 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 2 (5.88%) MS Project Server
2 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.94%) SAS
2 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 21 (61.76%) MS Office
2 20 (58.82%) MS Project
3 6 (17.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (8.82%) MS Visio
5 1 (2.94%) SPSS
5 1 (2.94%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Cerner Millennium
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) DHCP
1 2 (5.88%) DNS
1 2 (5.88%) SAN
2 1 (2.94%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) Big Data
2 2 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.88%) MySQL
3 1 (2.94%) QlikView
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.94%) PerformancePoint
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.94%) Star Schema
3 1 (2.94%) DataStage
3 1 (2.94%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.94%) MS Access
3 1 (2.94%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MSTest
1 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
1 1 (2.94%) NUnit
1 1 (2.94%) ERwin
1 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (26.47%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Banking
2 2 (5.88%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.94%) French Language
3 1 (2.94%) Spanish Language
3 1 (2.94%) Legal
3 1 (2.94%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (17.65%) Analyst
2 5 (14.71%) Project Manager
3 3 (8.82%) Developer
4 2 (5.88%) Business Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Programme Manager
4 2 (5.88%) Account Manager
4 2 (5.88%) Programme Planner
4 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (5.88%) PMO Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) PMO Manager
5 1 (2.94%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Programme Support Officer
5 1 (2.94%) Planning Manager
5 1 (2.94%) Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Portfolio Manager
5 1 (2.94%) Customer Service Representative
5 1 (2.94%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (2.94%) Technical Business Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET
1 3 (8.82%) .NET
2 2 (5.88%) XML
2 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.94%) jQuery
3 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.94%) WinForms
3 1 (2.94%) Middleware
3 1 (2.94%) XSL
3 1 (2.94%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.88%) Clustering
3 1 (2.94%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.94%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (2.94%) NHS
3 1 (2.94%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.71%) Windows
2 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.94%) Windows XP
2 1 (2.94%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (58.82%) Project Management
2 19 (55.88%) PRINCE2
3 15 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (32.35%) ITIL
5 10 (29.41%) Strategic Planning
6 7 (20.59%) Critical Path Analysis
7 5 (14.71%) Portfolio Management
8 4 (11.76%) Waterfall
8 4 (11.76%) Agile Project Management
8 4 (11.76%) Mentoring
8 4 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (11.76%) Service Delivery
9 3 (8.82%) Project Planning
9 3 (8.82%) Data Analysis
9 3 (8.82%) Risk Management
9 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
10 2 (5.88%) Coaching
10 2 (5.88%) Data Modelling
10 2 (5.88%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.76%) SQL
2 3 (8.82%) C#
2 3 (8.82%) VBA
3 2 (5.88%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.94%) Java
4 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (26.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (11.76%) APMP
3 4 (11.76%) ISEB
3 4 (11.76%) MCTS
4 3 (8.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (8.82%) Degree
5 1 (2.94%) CBAP
5 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.94%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) P3O
2 1 (2.94%) QA
2 1 (2.94%) SLA
2 1 (2.94%) PMBOK
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.88%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.94%) XenApp
2 1 (2.94%) XenDesktop
2 1 (2.94%) vSphere
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.94%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 20 (58.82%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.82%) VMware
3 2 (5.88%) Cognos
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle
3 2 (5.88%) Cisco
3 2 (5.88%) Citrix
4 1 (2.94%) Sun
4 1 (2.94%) IBM
4 1 (2.94%) Cerner
4 1 (2.94%) Remedy
4 1 (2.94%) Business Objects