The table below looks at the statistics for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 27 21 26
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +5
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 159 196 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 6.11% 6.80% 5.69%
As % of the Applications category 49.38% 51.85% 35.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 92 53
Average daily rate
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£275 £320 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.06% +11.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £139 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £440 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 22 30
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.25 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% -25.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £9.10 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.65 £24.70 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.38 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-2.60% -0.86%
MS Excel
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Applications Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
322 378 366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 12.38% 13.12% 16.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 166 154
Average daily rate £255 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.31% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £141 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 58 78
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -12.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.77 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £34.40 £37.65
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 East of England

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

MS Excel Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

MS Excel
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

MS Excel Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

MS Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the East of England region over the 3 months to 26 March 2015.

MS Excel Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

MS Excel Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the East of England region over the 3 months to 26 March 2015.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

MS Excel
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Excel within the East of England region over the 3 months to 26 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +20 49 £300 -17.24% 36
Hertfordshire -6 39 £275 -8.33% 25
Essex -10 36 £250 -24.52% 17
Bedfordshire 0 27 £263 -25.00% 14
Suffolk -4 7 £350 +21.73% 11
Norfolk -9 5 £203 -19.00% 4
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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.

1 238 (65.93%) Microsoft
2 161 (44.60%) Windows
3 144 (39.89%) MS Office
4 109 (30.19%) Active Directory
5 79 (21.88%) Finance
6 72 (19.94%) ITIL
7 70 (19.39%) SQL
8 63 (17.45%) Citrix
9 54 (14.96%) Windows 7
10 51 (14.13%) Project Management
11 46 (12.74%) Blackberry
12 43 (11.91%) MS PowerPoint
13 41 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
14 38 (10.53%) E-Commerce
15 37 (10.25%) .NET
16 36 (9.97%) SharePoint
17 30 (8.31%) Oracle
17 30 (8.31%) DNS
18 29 (8.03%) DHCP
19 28 (7.76%) VMware
19 28 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
20 27 (7.48%) HP
20 27 (7.48%) Linux
20 27 (7.48%) Incident Management
21 26 (7.20%) SQL Server
22 25 (6.93%) IIS
22 25 (6.93%) Stakeholder Management
22 25 (6.93%) Telecoms
22 25 (6.93%) Windows Server 2008
23 23 (6.37%) Document Management

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 36 (9.97%) SharePoint
2 25 (6.93%) IIS
3 22 (6.09%) MS Exchange
4 16 (4.43%) IBM Notes
5 14 (3.88%) CMS
6 9 (2.49%) Lotus Domino
7 8 (2.22%) Lync
7 8 (2.22%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (1.94%) Sitecore CMS
8 7 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (1.11%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.55%) Confluence
12 2 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.28%) SAS
13 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 144 (39.89%) MS Office
2 43 (11.91%) MS PowerPoint
3 22 (6.09%) MS Visio
4 16 (4.43%) MS Project
5 5 (1.39%) Mingle
6 4 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.55%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 12 (3.32%) Oracle Financials
2 11 (3.05%) Oracle Payables
3 7 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (1.66%) Tridion
5 4 (1.11%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Payroll
7 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.28%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.28%) CA PPM
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (3.88%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.66%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (1.39%) PaaS
5 4 (1.11%) Office 365
6 2 (0.55%) IaaS
7 1 (0.28%) Taleo
7 1 (0.28%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 30 (8.31%) DNS
2 29 (8.03%) DHCP
3 17 (4.71%) VPN
4 13 (3.60%) LAN
4 13 (3.60%) WAN
5 12 (3.32%) FTP
5 12 (3.32%) Internet
6 10 (2.77%) VoIP
6 10 (2.77%) SAN
7 7 (1.94%) PBX
8 6 (1.66%) Radio Access Network
8 6 (1.66%) LDAP
9 5 (1.39%) Wireless
10 4 (1.11%) 4G
10 4 (1.11%) LTE
10 4 (1.11%) Network Security
10 4 (1.11%) TCP/IP
10 4 (1.11%) Firewall
10 4 (1.11%) 2G
10 4 (1.11%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (7.20%) SQL Server
2 20 (5.54%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (3.60%) QlikView
4 10 (2.77%) Oracle Database
4 10 (2.77%) Snowflake Schema
5 9 (2.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (2.22%) Star Schema
6 8 (2.22%) MS Access
7 6 (1.66%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (1.11%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.83%) OLAP
10 3 (0.83%) MySQL
11 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.55%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (1.39%) Eclipse
2 4 (1.11%) Ant
3 3 (0.83%) JIRA
4 1 (0.28%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.28%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.28%) MSTest
4 1 (0.28%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 79 (21.88%) Finance
2 25 (6.93%) Telecoms
3 21 (5.82%) Law
4 12 (3.32%) Retail
5 11 (3.05%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.66%) Advertising
7 5 (1.39%) Marketing
8 4 (1.11%) French Language
8 4 (1.11%) German Language
9 3 (0.83%) Publishing
9 3 (0.83%) Legal
10 2 (0.55%) Banking
10 2 (0.55%) Billing
10 2 (0.55%) Electronics
11 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.28%) Automotive
11 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.28%) Local Government
11 1 (0.28%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 157 (43.49%) Analyst
2 61 (16.90%) Service Analyst
3 60 (16.62%) Service Desk Analyst
4 39 (10.80%) Support Analyst
5 32 (8.86%) Developer
6 28 (7.76%) Help Desk Analyst
7 22 (6.09%) Support Engineer
7 22 (6.09%) Architect
8 18 (4.99%) Senior Analyst
9 17 (4.71%) IT Support
9 17 (4.71%) Project Manager
9 17 (4.71%) Administrator
10 16 (4.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 14 (3.88%) Team Leader
12 13 (3.60%) Solutions Architect
13 11 (3.05%) Consultant
14 10 (2.77%) IT Support Analyst
14 10 (2.77%) 2nd Line Support
15 8 (2.22%) Desktop Support
15 8 (2.22%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (10.25%) .NET
2 16 (4.43%) Web Services
3 8 (2.22%) XML
4 7 (1.94%) HTML
5 5 (1.39%) CSS
5 5 (1.39%) SOAP
5 5 (1.39%) HTML5
6 4 (1.11%) JAX-RS
6 4 (1.11%) JAX-WS
6 4 (1.11%) Ajax
6 4 (1.11%) J2EE
6 4 (1.11%) XHTML
6 4 (1.11%) TopLink
7 3 (0.83%) Middleware
7 3 (0.83%) MDX
8 2 (0.55%) Flash
9 1 (0.28%) MSMQ
9 1 (0.28%) EDI
9 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.28%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 46 (12.74%) Blackberry
2 28 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (3.32%) Visualisation
3 12 (3.32%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.22%) iPad
5 7 (1.94%) NHS
6 6 (1.66%) Data Integration
6 6 (1.66%) Clustering
7 5 (1.39%) IVR
7 5 (1.39%) iPhone
8 4 (1.11%) Statistics
8 4 (1.11%) SecurID
8 4 (1.11%) AS400
9 3 (0.83%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.83%) Replication
9 3 (0.83%) Data Extraction
9 3 (0.83%) iSeries
9 3 (0.83%) Mobile Payment
10 2 (0.55%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 161 (44.60%) Windows
2 54 (14.96%) Windows 7
3 27 (7.48%) Linux
4 25 (6.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (5.26%) Windows XP
6 17 (4.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (3.88%) UNIX
7 14 (3.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (3.05%) Solaris
9 9 (2.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (2.49%) Windows 8
10 6 (1.66%) Debian
11 5 (1.39%) Android
11 5 (1.39%) Windows Vista
12 4 (1.11%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.11%) AIX
13 3 (0.83%) HPUX
13 3 (0.83%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.55%) FreeBSD
15 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (19.94%) ITIL
2 51 (14.13%) Project Management
3 41 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (10.53%) E-Commerce
5 27 (7.48%) Incident Management
6 25 (6.93%) Stakeholder Management
7 23 (6.37%) Document Management
8 22 (6.09%) Requirements Analysis
9 18 (4.99%) ERP
9 18 (4.99%) SOA
9 18 (4.99%) Change Management
10 17 (4.71%) ETL
10 17 (4.71%) PRINCE2
11 16 (4.43%) Migration
12 15 (4.16%) Performance Tuning
13 14 (3.88%) Coaching
13 14 (3.88%) User Acceptance Testing
13 14 (3.88%) Service Management
14 13 (3.60%) Analytics
15 12 (3.32%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 70 (19.39%) SQL
2 22 (6.09%) C#
3 17 (4.71%) PowerShell
4 10 (2.77%) Java
5 8 (2.22%) JavaScript
5 8 (2.22%) VBA
6 7 (1.94%) VB
7 6 (1.66%) T-SQL
8 5 (1.39%) VBScript
8 5 (1.39%) C++
8 5 (1.39%) Bash Shell
9 4 (1.11%) Perl
10 3 (0.83%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.55%) VB6
11 2 (0.55%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.28%) C
12 1 (0.28%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (4.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (4.16%) Security Cleared
3 13 (3.60%) Degree
4 11 (3.05%) MCP
5 8 (2.22%) ISEB
6 7 (1.94%) MCSE
6 7 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (1.94%) SC Cleared
7 6 (1.66%) PMI Certification
8 4 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (1.11%) MCDST
8 4 (1.11%) PMP
9 3 (0.83%) MCSA
9 3 (0.83%) Oracle Certification
9 3 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.55%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.55%) MCITP
10 2 (0.55%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.82%) QA
2 17 (4.71%) SLA
3 2 (0.55%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.28%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 109 (30.19%) Active Directory
2 14 (3.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.05%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.94%) Terminal Server
5 6 (1.66%) VMware ESX
6 4 (1.11%) XenApp
7 3 (0.83%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.55%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (4.99%) SCCM
2 15 (4.16%) SCOM
3 12 (3.32%) OpenView
4 7 (1.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 7 (1.94%) OVSD
5 3 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (0.83%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.55%) Puppet
6 2 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.28%) Nagios
7 1 (0.28%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.28%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.28%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.28%) WSUS
7 1 (0.28%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 238 (65.93%) Microsoft
2 63 (17.45%) Citrix
3 30 (8.31%) Oracle
4 28 (7.76%) VMware
5 27 (7.48%) HP
6 16 (4.43%) Lotus
6 16 (4.43%) SAP
7 12 (3.32%) Tableau
8 10 (2.77%) Remedy
8 10 (2.77%) McAfee
8 10 (2.77%) Cisco
9 9 (2.49%) IBM
9 9 (2.49%) Dell
10 8 (2.22%) Akamai
11 7 (1.94%) Sitecore
12 6 (1.66%) BMC
12 6 (1.66%) Red Hat
12 6 (1.66%) Sophos
13 5 (1.39%) Verint
14 4 (1.11%) Panasonic
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