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 22 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 21 19 22
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 247 187 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 8.15% 7.72% 7.55%
As % of the Applications category 51.57% 51.80% 52.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 88 94
Average daily rate
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£325 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £118 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £423 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £318 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.78% +5.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 42 33
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.55 £9.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.28 £17.00 £20.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
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
479 361 441
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 15.81% 14.90% 14.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 168 164
Average daily rate £324 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £120 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 83 84
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 £10.50 £9.50 £9.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £22.50 £24.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.62 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+7.68% -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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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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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 0 66 £200 -45.20% 29
Cambridgeshire +20 58 £233 -33.57% 36
Bedfordshire -6 52 £363 +9.84% 19
Essex -17 50 £216 -17.61% 15
Suffolk +10 12 £420 +25.37% 8
East Anglia +1 6 £570 +75.38%
Norfolk -17 2 - - 6
MS Excel
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 288 (62.75%) Microsoft
2 215 (46.84%) Windows
3 156 (33.99%) MS Office
4 139 (30.28%) Active Directory
5 121 (26.36%) Finance
6 83 (18.08%) SQL
7 82 (17.86%) Windows 7
8 74 (16.12%) .NET
9 72 (15.69%) ITIL
9 72 (15.69%) Citrix
10 71 (15.47%) SQL Server
11 67 (14.60%) Agile Software Development
12 63 (13.73%) Blackberry
13 53 (11.55%) DNS
14 51 (11.11%) E-Commerce
14 51 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
15 50 (10.89%) C#
16 49 (10.68%) DHCP
17 48 (10.46%) Project Management
18 46 (10.02%) Incident Management
19 43 (9.37%) HP
20 39 (8.50%) SharePoint
20 39 (8.50%) Telecoms
20 39 (8.50%) MS PowerPoint
21 38 (8.28%) SCCM
22 37 (8.06%) SCOM
22 37 (8.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 37 (8.06%) Microsoft Certification
22 37 (8.06%) IIS
23 36 (7.84%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 39 (8.50%) SharePoint
2 37 (8.06%) IIS
3 31 (6.75%) MS Exchange
4 17 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
5 15 (3.27%) CMS
6 13 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2010
7 12 (2.61%) SharePoint 2010
7 12 (2.61%) WebSphere
8 11 (2.40%) IBM Notes
9 9 (1.96%) Apache
10 7 (1.53%) WebLogic
10 7 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2003
10 7 (1.53%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (1.31%) JBoss
12 5 (1.09%) MQSeries
12 5 (1.09%) WebSphere Application Server
13 4 (0.87%) Lync
13 4 (0.87%) IBM HTTP Server
13 4 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 156 (33.99%) MS Office
2 39 (8.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 36 (7.84%) MS Visio
4 25 (5.45%) MS Project
5 13 (2.83%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.65%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.65%) PowerPivot
6 3 (0.65%) Mingle
7 2 (0.44%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.22%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 25 (5.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.31%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.87%) Oracle Payables
3 4 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.87%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.44%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.22%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.22%) CA Clarity
5 1 (0.22%) Summit
5 1 (0.22%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.22%) SiteCatalyst
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 22 (4.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (3.49%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.31%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.65%) Office 365
5 1 (0.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (11.55%) DNS
2 49 (10.68%) DHCP
3 29 (6.32%) Internet
4 25 (5.45%) FTP
5 24 (5.23%) LAN
6 23 (5.01%) VPN
7 20 (4.36%) WAN
8 17 (3.70%) TCP/IP
9 13 (2.83%) Firewall
10 12 (2.61%) PBX
10 12 (2.61%) SAN
11 8 (1.74%) VoIP
12 7 (1.53%) ADSL
12 7 (1.53%) Broadband
12 7 (1.53%) IPv6
12 7 (1.53%) HTTP
13 5 (1.09%) BGP
13 5 (1.09%) MPLS
14 4 (0.87%) Junos
14 4 (0.87%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (15.47%) SQL Server
2 37 (8.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 34 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
4 21 (4.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 19 (4.14%) MS Access
6 15 (3.27%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (2.18%) QlikView
7 10 (2.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (2.18%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (1.96%) Oracle Database
9 8 (1.74%) Data Mart
9 8 (1.74%) OLAP
10 7 (1.53%) MySQL
10 7 (1.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 7 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (1.31%) DB2
12 5 (1.09%) SQL Server 2000
12 5 (1.09%) DataStage
12 5 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (1.09%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 18 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (1.31%) Visual Studio
2 6 (1.31%) MSI
3 3 (0.65%) Eclipse
3 3 (0.65%) Selenium
3 3 (0.65%) SpecFlow
3 3 (0.65%) MSTest
4 2 (0.44%) JIRA
4 2 (0.44%) Ant
5 1 (0.22%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.22%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.22%) Lombardi
5 1 (0.22%) VisualVM
5 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 121 (26.36%) Finance
2 39 (8.50%) Telecoms
3 28 (6.10%) Law
4 20 (4.36%) Manufacturing
5 14 (3.05%) Legal
6 13 (2.83%) Advertising
7 12 (2.61%) Publishing
8 11 (2.40%) Retail
9 6 (1.31%) Marketing
10 5 (1.09%) Automotive
10 5 (1.09%) Banking
11 3 (0.65%) German Language
11 3 (0.65%) Billing
12 2 (0.44%) Back Office
12 2 (0.44%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.22%) Local Government
13 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 170 (37.04%) Analyst
2 74 (16.12%) Developer
3 68 (14.81%) Service Analyst
4 67 (14.60%) Service Desk Analyst
5 36 (7.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 35 (7.63%) Support Analyst
7 30 (6.54%) Help Desk Analyst
8 27 (5.88%) Support Engineer
9 20 (4.36%) CRM Developer
10 18 (3.92%) Microsoft Developer
11 17 (3.70%) IT Support
12 15 (3.27%) Business Analyst
13 14 (3.05%) Dynamics CRM Developer
13 14 (3.05%) Project Manager
13 14 (3.05%) Architect
14 13 (2.83%) 1st Line Support
15 12 (2.61%) Desktop Support
15 12 (2.61%) Consultant
16 11 (2.40%) Technical Support
16 11 (2.40%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (16.12%) .NET
2 36 (7.84%) XML
3 34 (7.41%) Web Services
4 21 (4.58%) HTML
5 17 (3.70%) CSS
6 16 (3.49%) ASP.NET
7 15 (3.27%) WCF
8 14 (3.05%) SOAP
9 11 (2.40%) Reactive Extensions
9 11 (2.40%) Managed Extensibility Framework
10 9 (1.96%) J2EE
10 9 (1.96%) jQuery
11 7 (1.53%) Silverlight
12 6 (1.31%) .NET Framework
13 5 (1.09%) Ajax
13 5 (1.09%) HTML5
14 3 (0.65%) XHTML
14 3 (0.65%) Application Packaging
14 3 (0.65%) MDX
15 2 (0.44%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 63 (13.73%) Blackberry
2 51 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (2.18%) Data Structures
3 10 (2.18%) IVR
4 9 (1.96%) Clustering
5 7 (1.53%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.53%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.31%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (1.31%) Data Integration
6 6 (1.31%) IBM XIV
7 5 (1.09%) PMI
8 4 (0.87%) Visualisation
8 4 (0.87%) User Experience
8 4 (0.87%) Statistics
8 4 (0.87%) NHS
9 3 (0.65%) Informatics
9 3 (0.65%) Replication
9 3 (0.65%) Social Media
10 2 (0.44%) iPad
10 2 (0.44%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 215 (46.84%) Windows
2 82 (17.86%) Windows 7
3 36 (7.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (6.97%) Windows XP
5 24 (5.23%) Linux
6 17 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (3.49%) Windows 8
8 14 (3.05%) UNIX
9 12 (2.61%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (1.31%) Android
10 6 (1.31%) Windows 2000
10 6 (1.31%) HPUX
11 4 (0.87%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.87%) SUSE
11 4 (0.87%) Solaris
12 3 (0.65%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.65%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.44%) AIX
14 1 (0.22%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (15.69%) ITIL
2 67 (14.60%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (11.11%) E-Commerce
4 48 (10.46%) Project Management
5 46 (10.02%) Incident Management
6 32 (6.97%) CRM
7 31 (6.75%) Document Management
8 26 (5.66%) Stakeholder Management
8 26 (5.66%) Data Analysis
9 25 (5.45%) PRINCE2
10 24 (5.23%) ETL
10 24 (5.23%) Project Planning
11 23 (5.01%) TDD
11 23 (5.01%) Change Management
12 22 (4.79%) Workflow
12 22 (4.79%) Migration
12 22 (4.79%) User Acceptance Testing
13 21 (4.58%) Business Intelligence
14 19 (4.14%) Configuration Management
14 19 (4.14%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 83 (18.08%) SQL
2 50 (10.89%) C#
3 23 (5.01%) JavaScript
3 23 (5.01%) PowerShell
4 18 (3.92%) Java
5 17 (3.70%) VBA
5 17 (3.70%) VB
6 13 (2.83%) T-SQL
7 7 (1.53%) VB6
8 6 (1.31%) VBScript
9 5 (1.09%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.09%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.87%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.65%) Python
11 3 (0.65%) C++
11 3 (0.65%) C
12 2 (0.44%) PHP
12 2 (0.44%) ABAP
13 1 (0.22%) JCL
13 1 (0.22%) Perl
Qualifications
1 37 (8.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (7.63%) Degree
3 30 (6.54%) Security Cleared
4 21 (4.58%) SC Cleared
5 18 (3.92%) MCITP
6 13 (2.83%) ISEB
7 10 (2.18%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (2.18%) CCNP
7 10 (2.18%) PMI Certification
8 9 (1.96%) MCSE
9 8 (1.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 7 (1.53%) PMP
10 7 (1.53%) MCDST
10 7 (1.53%) ISTQB
11 6 (1.31%) MCP
11 6 (1.31%) CCNA
12 5 (1.09%) CCIE
13 4 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (0.44%) CCSA
14 2 (0.44%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.23%) QA
2 15 (3.27%) SLA
3 5 (1.09%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.22%) GCP
4 1 (0.22%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.22%) CDISC
System Software
1 139 (30.28%) Active Directory
2 14 (3.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.53%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (1.53%) Hyper-V
3 7 (1.53%) vSphere
4 5 (1.09%) VMware ESX
4 5 (1.09%) vCloud
5 4 (0.87%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.22%) RACF
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.22%) XenApp
6 1 (0.22%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 38 (8.28%) SCCM
2 37 (8.06%) SCOM
3 17 (3.70%) OpenView
4 14 (3.05%) HP Quality Center
5 13 (2.83%) OVSD
6 12 (2.61%) Backup Exec
7 11 (2.40%) NetBackup
8 5 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (1.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.65%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.65%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.44%) HP SIM
10 2 (0.44%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 1 (0.22%) Nagios
11 1 (0.22%) Opsview
11 1 (0.22%) HP Data Protector
11 1 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 288 (62.75%) Microsoft
2 72 (15.69%) Citrix
3 43 (9.37%) HP
4 30 (6.54%) VMware
4 30 (6.54%) Oracle
5 18 (3.92%) Cisco
6 16 (3.49%) SAP
6 16 (3.49%) Remedy
7 15 (3.27%) IBM
8 14 (3.05%) Sophos
9 13 (2.83%) Dell
10 11 (2.40%) Lotus
11 10 (2.18%) Verint
12 9 (1.96%) Akamai
13 8 (1.74%) Tableau
13 8 (1.74%) Business Objects
13 8 (1.74%) McAfee
14 7 (1.53%) Avaya
15 6 (1.31%) Panasonic
15 6 (1.31%) Planview
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