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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 30 14 8
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -6
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 3 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 1.24% 5.83% 11.49%
As % of the Applications category 33.33% 31.58% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 7
Average daily rate £325 £413 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% +37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £318 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £465 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.05 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+14.64% -3.44%
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 Croydon region.

Applications Category
Croydon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
9 19 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 3.73% 18.45% 25.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 11
Average daily rate £325 £400 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +36.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £125 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £470 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £13.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 - £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.10 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+11.03% -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
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 5 February 2016, 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 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Finance
3 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
4 4 (30.77%) MS Office
4 4 (30.77%) Project Management
4 4 (30.77%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (23.08%) Data Protection
5 3 (23.08%) MS Project
5 3 (23.08%) Citrix
5 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2
6 2 (15.38%) DNS
6 2 (15.38%) EPoS
6 2 (15.38%) VMware
6 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (15.38%) XenApp
6 2 (15.38%) XenDesktop
6 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
6 2 (15.38%) vSphere
6 2 (15.38%) Change Control
6 2 (15.38%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (15.38%) AppSense
6 2 (15.38%) Time Management
6 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (15.38%) X-Windows
7 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
7 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1 (7.69%) IIS
1 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Office
1 4 (30.77%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (23.08%) MS Project
3 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
3 1 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) DNS
2 1 (7.69%) DHCP
2 1 (7.69%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Capybara
1 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Analyst
1 4 (30.77%) Project Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Citrix Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Service Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Business Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Lead Test Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) PMO Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) PMO Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Procurement Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) X-Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) EPoS
2 1 (7.69%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Project Management
2 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) Data Protection
2 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2
3 2 (15.38%) Change Control
3 2 (15.38%) Time Management
4 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Information Security
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
4 1 (7.69%) Scrum
4 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
1 1 (7.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) APMP
1 1 (7.69%) PMI Certification
1 1 (7.69%) PMP
1 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (15.38%) vSphere
2 2 (15.38%) XenApp
2 2 (15.38%) XenDesktop
3 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) Citrix
3 2 (15.38%) AppSense
3 2 (15.38%) VMware
4 1 (7.69%) Ariba
4 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
4 1 (7.69%) Progress
4 1 (7.69%) SAP
4 1 (7.69%) ServiceNow