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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 22 17 22
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +5
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 209 202 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 7.36% 8.33% 6.51%
As % of the Applications category 52.91% 51.40% 45.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 99 69
Average daily rate
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£325 £288 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £113 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £441 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 41 21
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% -12.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £21.75 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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
395 393 406
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 13.91% 16.21% 14.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 189 161
Average daily rate £288 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £118 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £455 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 85 75
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -1.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £11.00 £10.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £29.80 £32.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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
Hertfordshire +12 66 £313 -13.79% 28
Essex -10 47 £205 -6.81% 19
Cambridgeshire +3 46 £250 +51.51% 32
Bedfordshire -4 42 £380 +26.66% 17
Suffolk -2 3 - - 4
Norfolk -4 3 £400 +23.07% 5
East Anglia -2 2 - - 1
MS Excel
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 278 (62.75%) Microsoft
2 210 (47.40%) Windows
3 163 (36.79%) MS Office
4 147 (33.18%) Active Directory
5 121 (27.31%) Finance
6 87 (19.64%) ITIL
7 84 (18.96%) SQL
8 77 (17.38%) Citrix
9 67 (15.12%) Agile Software Development
10 64 (14.45%) Blackberry
11 63 (14.22%) E-Commerce
11 63 (14.22%) Windows 7
12 62 (14.00%) .NET
13 57 (12.87%) DNS
13 57 (12.87%) Project Management
14 56 (12.64%) DHCP
15 48 (10.84%) SQL Server
16 47 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
17 45 (10.16%) MS PowerPoint
18 43 (9.71%) SharePoint
19 42 (9.48%) C#
19 42 (9.48%) Incident Management
19 42 (9.48%) Telecoms
19 42 (9.48%) SCOM
20 41 (9.26%) SCCM
20 41 (9.26%) IIS
20 41 (9.26%) MS Visio
21 40 (9.03%) Oracle
22 38 (8.58%) Windows Server 2008
23 35 (7.90%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 43 (9.71%) SharePoint
2 41 (9.26%) IIS
3 30 (6.77%) MS Exchange
4 20 (4.51%) IBM Notes
5 18 (4.06%) CMS
6 16 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2007
7 14 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2010
8 10 (2.26%) WebSphere
9 9 (2.03%) SharePoint 2010
9 9 (2.03%) Lotus Domino
10 8 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2003
10 8 (1.81%) Apache
10 8 (1.81%) Lync
11 6 (1.35%) Sitecore CMS
12 5 (1.13%) JBoss
13 4 (0.90%) IBM HTTP Server
13 4 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
14 3 (0.68%) WebLogic
Applications
1 163 (36.79%) MS Office
2 45 (10.16%) MS PowerPoint
3 41 (9.26%) MS Visio
4 22 (4.97%) MS Project
5 6 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (1.13%) Mingle
7 2 (0.45%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (0.45%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.23%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 21 (4.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.81%) Oracle Financials
2 8 (1.81%) Oracle Payables
3 6 (1.35%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.45%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.23%) Workday HCM
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.23%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.23%) CA Clarity
6 1 (0.23%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 29 (6.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (4.74%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (0.90%) Office 365
5 1 (0.23%) PaaS
5 1 (0.23%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 57 (12.87%) DNS
2 56 (12.64%) DHCP
3 31 (7.00%) FTP
4 23 (5.19%) VPN
5 22 (4.97%) LAN
5 22 (4.97%) Internet
6 21 (4.74%) WAN
7 15 (3.39%) SAN
8 13 (2.93%) TCP/IP
9 12 (2.71%) Firewall
9 12 (2.71%) PBX
10 11 (2.48%) VoIP
11 7 (1.58%) ADSL
11 7 (1.58%) Broadband
12 6 (1.35%) IPv6
13 5 (1.13%) Wireless
13 5 (1.13%) MPLS
13 5 (1.13%) BGP
14 4 (0.90%) 2G
14 4 (0.90%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (10.84%) SQL Server
2 32 (7.22%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (5.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (4.06%) MS Access
5 15 (3.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (3.16%) QlikView
7 11 (2.48%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (2.48%) Oracle Database
8 10 (2.26%) OLAP
9 7 (1.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (1.58%) MySQL
9 7 (1.58%) Snowflake Schema
10 6 (1.35%) Data Mart
10 6 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (1.13%) SAP Data Services
11 5 (1.13%) Oracle ODI
11 5 (1.13%) Star Schema
11 5 (1.13%) OLTP
11 5 (1.13%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (1.13%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 12 (2.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (0.90%) Eclipse
3 3 (0.68%) MSTest
3 3 (0.68%) Ant
3 3 (0.68%) MSI
4 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.23%) JIRA
General
1 121 (27.31%) Finance
2 42 (9.48%) Telecoms
3 23 (5.19%) Law
4 16 (3.61%) Advertising
5 15 (3.39%) Retail
6 13 (2.93%) Publishing
7 11 (2.48%) Manufacturing
8 10 (2.26%) Legal
9 5 (1.13%) Marketing
10 4 (0.90%) Automotive
10 4 (0.90%) German Language
11 3 (0.68%) Billing
11 3 (0.68%) Banking
12 2 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.45%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.23%) Back Office
13 1 (0.23%) French Language
13 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.23%) Local Government
13 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 180 (40.63%) Analyst
2 67 (15.12%) Service Analyst
3 66 (14.90%) Service Desk Analyst
4 55 (12.42%) Developer
5 40 (9.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 39 (8.80%) Support Analyst
7 27 (6.09%) Support Engineer
8 25 (5.64%) Help Desk Analyst
9 22 (4.97%) IT Support
10 17 (3.84%) Architect
11 16 (3.61%) CRM Developer
12 15 (3.39%) Project Manager
12 15 (3.39%) Senior Analyst
13 14 (3.16%) IT Support Analyst
13 14 (3.16%) 1st Line Support
14 13 (2.93%) Business Analyst
15 12 (2.71%) Desktop Support
15 12 (2.71%) Consultant
15 12 (2.71%) Administrator
15 12 (2.71%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (14.00%) .NET
2 35 (7.90%) Web Services
3 28 (6.32%) XML
4 12 (2.71%) WCF
4 12 (2.71%) HTML
5 11 (2.48%) SOAP
6 8 (1.81%) ASP.NET
6 8 (1.81%) CSS
6 8 (1.81%) Reactive Extensions
6 8 (1.81%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 7 (1.58%) J2EE
8 5 (1.13%) HTML5
8 5 (1.13%) Silverlight
8 5 (1.13%) MDX
9 4 (0.90%) Ajax
10 3 (0.68%) XHTML
10 3 (0.68%) jQuery
10 3 (0.68%) Application Packaging
11 2 (0.45%) TopLink
11 2 (0.45%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 64 (14.45%) Blackberry
2 47 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (2.48%) Clustering
4 10 (2.26%) IVR
4 10 (2.26%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.03%) Visualisation
6 7 (1.58%) Data Integration
7 6 (1.35%) NHS
7 6 (1.35%) IBM XIV
7 6 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (1.13%) Data Structures
9 4 (0.90%) SecurID
9 4 (0.90%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.90%) PMI
9 4 (0.90%) User Experience
10 3 (0.68%) iPad
10 3 (0.68%) Mobile Payment
10 3 (0.68%) Statistics
10 3 (0.68%) Replication
11 2 (0.45%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 210 (47.40%) Windows
2 63 (14.22%) Windows 7
3 38 (8.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 31 (7.00%) Linux
5 22 (4.97%) Windows XP
6 21 (4.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (4.51%) UNIX
8 16 (3.61%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (2.93%) Windows 8
10 10 (2.26%) Solaris
11 7 (1.58%) Android
11 7 (1.58%) HPUX
11 7 (1.58%) Windows 2000
12 5 (1.13%) Apple iOS
12 5 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.90%) Windows Vista
13 4 (0.90%) AIX
14 3 (0.68%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.45%) SUSE
15 2 (0.45%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (19.64%) ITIL
2 67 (15.12%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (14.22%) E-Commerce
4 57 (12.87%) Project Management
5 42 (9.48%) Incident Management
6 33 (7.45%) Stakeholder Management
7 31 (7.00%) Document Management
8 28 (6.32%) Change Management
9 27 (6.09%) CRM
10 26 (5.87%) PRINCE2
11 25 (5.64%) ETL
12 22 (4.97%) Performance Tuning
13 21 (4.74%) User Acceptance Testing
13 21 (4.74%) Data Analysis
14 20 (4.51%) Workflow
15 19 (4.29%) Configuration Management
15 19 (4.29%) Project Planning
16 18 (4.06%) Requirements Analysis
16 18 (4.06%) Service Management
16 18 (4.06%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 84 (18.96%) SQL
2 42 (9.48%) C#
3 22 (4.97%) PowerShell
4 18 (4.06%) Java
5 13 (2.93%) VBA
6 12 (2.71%) JavaScript
7 9 (2.03%) T-SQL
7 9 (2.03%) VB
8 6 (1.35%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.13%) Bash Shell
9 5 (1.13%) PL/SQL
9 5 (1.13%) C++
10 4 (0.90%) C
10 4 (0.90%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.68%) Python
11 3 (0.68%) VBScript
12 2 (0.45%) VB6
12 2 (0.45%) Perl
12 2 (0.45%) PHP
13 1 (0.23%) FQL
Qualifications
1 29 (6.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (5.64%) Security Cleared
3 22 (4.97%) Degree
4 18 (4.06%) SC Cleared
5 12 (2.71%) MCITP
5 12 (2.71%) ISEB
6 11 (2.48%) MCP
7 9 (2.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 9 (2.03%) PMI Certification
8 8 (1.81%) MCSE
9 7 (1.58%) CCNP
9 7 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (1.13%) CCNA
10 5 (1.13%) PMP
10 5 (1.13%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.90%) MCDST
11 4 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (0.90%) MCSA
12 3 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.19%) QA
2 21 (4.74%) SLA
3 5 (1.13%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.45%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.23%) GCP
5 1 (0.23%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.23%) CDISC
System Software
1 147 (33.18%) Active Directory
2 14 (3.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.81%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.58%) VMware ESX
5 5 (1.13%) vSphere
5 5 (1.13%) vCloud
6 4 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.68%) XenApp
7 3 (0.68%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.45%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 42 (9.48%) SCOM
2 41 (9.26%) SCCM
3 14 (3.16%) OpenView
4 12 (2.71%) Backup Exec
5 11 (2.48%) NetBackup
6 8 (1.81%) Norton AntiVirus
7 7 (1.58%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (1.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 7 (1.58%) OVSD
8 2 (0.45%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (0.45%) HP SIM
8 2 (0.45%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.45%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.45%) Puppet
9 1 (0.23%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.23%) Nagios
9 1 (0.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 278 (62.75%) Microsoft
2 77 (17.38%) Citrix
3 40 (9.03%) Oracle
4 35 (7.90%) HP
5 34 (7.67%) VMware
6 20 (4.51%) SAP
6 20 (4.51%) Lotus
7 19 (4.29%) Remedy
8 18 (4.06%) IBM
9 14 (3.16%) Cisco
9 14 (3.16%) Akamai
10 12 (2.71%) Sophos
11 11 (2.48%) Dell
12 10 (2.26%) McAfee
12 10 (2.26%) Symantec
12 10 (2.26%) Verint
12 10 (2.26%) Tableau
13 9 (2.03%) BMC
14 8 (1.81%) Planview
15 7 (1.58%) Business Objects
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Bedfordshire
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Rate: £20 - £30 per hour
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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Brentwood
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