The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the East of England region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 22 17 13
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -4
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 204 176 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 6.67% 7.40% 8.10%
As % of the Applications category 48.80% 49.86% 53.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 78 98
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £162 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £422 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 41 45
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.23 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.65 £32.40 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.96 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+0.26% -7.93%
Applications Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
418 353 457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 13.66% 14.84% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 148 175
Average daily rate £330 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £144 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 70 90
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.05 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
MS Excel
England

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 1 August 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
Essex +1 50 £375 +35.13% 10
Hertfordshire -5 50 £220 -31.25% 19
Cambridgeshire -7 34 £160 -28.49% 32
Bedfordshire -13 27 £350 - 24
Suffolk -3 17 £450 +15.38% 6
Norfolk -1 16 £350 +55.55%
East Anglia -7 7 - - 3
MS Excel
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 268 (65.53%) Microsoft
2 171 (41.81%) Windows
3 145 (35.45%) MS Office
4 92 (22.49%) Active Directory
5 91 (22.25%) Finance
6 81 (19.80%) SQL Server
6 81 (19.80%) SQL
7 75 (18.34%) Windows 7
8 52 (12.71%) Project Management
9 50 (12.22%) .NET
10 48 (11.74%) Microsoft Certification
11 44 (10.76%) MS PowerPoint
12 41 (10.02%) ITIL
12 41 (10.02%) Windows Server 2008
13 37 (9.05%) XML
13 37 (9.05%) Citrix
13 37 (9.05%) Windows XP
14 35 (8.56%) HP
15 34 (8.31%) SharePoint
15 34 (8.31%) C#
16 33 (8.07%) MS Project
16 33 (8.07%) Migration
17 31 (7.58%) Data Warehouse
17 31 (7.58%) Degree
18 30 (7.33%) MS Exchange
18 30 (7.33%) JavaScript
19 29 (7.09%) DNS
19 29 (7.09%) Security Cleared
20 27 (6.60%) SCCM
20 27 (6.60%) CSS

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 34 (8.31%) SharePoint
2 30 (7.33%) MS Exchange
3 20 (4.89%) IIS
4 13 (3.18%) Exchange Server 2007
5 10 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
6 9 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (2.20%) WebSphere
7 8 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (1.71%) WebLogic
9 6 (1.47%) Apache
9 6 (1.47%) IBM Notes
10 5 (1.22%) MQSeries
10 5 (1.22%) WebSphere Application Server
10 5 (1.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.73%) Lync
12 2 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.49%) MS Project Server
12 2 (0.49%) CMS
12 2 (0.49%) IBM HTTP Server
13 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 145 (35.45%) MS Office
2 44 (10.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 33 (8.07%) MS Project
4 24 (5.87%) MS Visio
5 17 (4.16%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.73%) PowerPivot
6 3 (0.73%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.49%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (0.49%) PrintSoft PReS
7 2 (0.49%) DOC1
Business Applications
1 18 (4.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.49%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.24%) SiteCatalyst
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.24%) Magento
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.24%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.24%) CA Clarity
4 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.49%) SaaS
2 1 (0.24%) Office 365
2 1 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (7.09%) DNS
2 24 (5.87%) TCP/IP
3 22 (5.38%) Internet
4 21 (5.13%) DHCP
5 14 (3.42%) LAN
6 12 (2.93%) SAN
7 11 (2.69%) WAN
7 11 (2.69%) VPN
8 9 (2.20%) Firewall
9 8 (1.96%) FTP
10 6 (1.47%) Broadband
11 5 (1.22%) VoIP
12 4 (0.98%) Network Security
12 4 (0.98%) HTTP
12 4 (0.98%) ADSL
13 2 (0.49%) PSTN
13 2 (0.49%) IPv6
13 2 (0.49%) Fibre Channel
13 2 (0.49%) NetScaler
14 1 (0.24%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (19.80%) SQL Server
2 31 (7.58%) Data Warehouse
3 25 (6.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 22 (5.38%) MS Access
5 18 (4.40%) SQL Server 2005
6 17 (4.16%) SQL Server 2012
7 15 (3.67%) SQL Server 2008
8 14 (3.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (2.93%) Ingres
10 8 (1.96%) MySQL
11 7 (1.71%) DTS
12 6 (1.47%) QlikView
13 5 (1.22%) Oracle Database
13 5 (1.22%) DB2
13 5 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 4 (0.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 4 (0.98%) Data Mart
15 3 (0.73%) Amazon Redshift
15 3 (0.73%) Crystal Reports
16 2 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (3.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (2.20%) Visual Studio
3 7 (1.71%) MSI
3 7 (1.71%) JIRA
4 4 (0.98%) Subversion
5 3 (0.73%) SpecFlow
5 3 (0.73%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.73%) Selenium
6 2 (0.49%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.24%) VisualVM
7 1 (0.24%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.24%) Ant
7 1 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.24%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.24%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.24%) Lombardi
General
1 91 (22.25%) Finance
2 16 (3.91%) Manufacturing
3 15 (3.67%) Law
4 14 (3.42%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.20%) Legal
6 8 (1.96%) Banking
7 7 (1.71%) Retail
8 6 (1.47%) Marketing
8 6 (1.47%) Publishing
9 4 (0.98%) Advertising
10 3 (0.73%) Automotive
10 3 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.49%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.49%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.49%) Back Office
12 1 (0.24%) Electronics
12 1 (0.24%) Billing
12 1 (0.24%) German Language
Job Titles
1 135 (33.01%) Analyst
2 71 (17.36%) Developer
3 43 (10.51%) Service Desk Analyst
3 43 (10.51%) Service Analyst
4 40 (9.78%) Support Engineer
5 30 (7.33%) Business Analyst
6 20 (4.89%) Support Analyst
7 17 (4.16%) Help Desk Analyst
7 17 (4.16%) 1st Line Support
7 17 (4.16%) Microsoft Developer
7 17 (4.16%) VB Developer
8 16 (3.91%) Consultant
9 15 (3.67%) Administrator
10 13 (3.18%) Technical Support
10 13 (3.18%) Project Manager
10 13 (3.18%) Data Analyst
11 12 (2.93%) Help Desk Support
11 12 (2.93%) Systems Analyst
11 12 (2.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 12 (2.93%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (12.22%) .NET
2 37 (9.05%) XML
3 27 (6.60%) CSS
4 26 (6.36%) HTML
5 18 (4.40%) ASP.NET
6 15 (3.67%) Web Services
7 10 (2.44%) jQuery
7 10 (2.44%) WCF
8 9 (2.20%) SOAP
9 8 (1.96%) XSLT
10 7 (1.71%) Reactive Extensions
10 7 (1.71%) Managed Extensibility Framework
10 7 (1.71%) Ajax
11 6 (1.47%) Silverlight
11 6 (1.47%) .NET Framework
11 6 (1.47%) J2EE
11 6 (1.47%) XSL
12 5 (1.22%) XHTML
13 4 (0.98%) Application Packaging
14 3 (0.73%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 27 (6.60%) Blackberry
2 12 (2.93%) NHS
3 9 (2.20%) Management Information System
4 8 (1.96%) Computer Science
5 6 (1.47%) Informatics
6 4 (0.98%) Clustering
7 3 (0.73%) Social Media
7 3 (0.73%) Mainframe
7 3 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.49%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.49%) Data Extraction
8 2 (0.49%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.49%) AS400
8 2 (0.49%) PMI
8 2 (0.49%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.49%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.24%) LPAR
9 1 (0.24%) iSeries
9 1 (0.24%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.24%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 171 (41.81%) Windows
2 75 (18.34%) Windows 7
3 41 (10.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 37 (9.05%) Windows XP
5 21 (5.13%) Linux
6 16 (3.91%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (3.67%) Windows 8
8 14 (3.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (2.20%) UNIX
10 4 (0.98%) SUSE
11 2 (0.49%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.24%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.24%) Android
12 1 (0.24%) OS/400
12 1 (0.24%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.24%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (12.71%) Project Management
2 41 (10.02%) ITIL
3 33 (8.07%) Migration
4 26 (6.36%) Incident Management
4 26 (6.36%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (5.87%) CRM
6 23 (5.62%) Business Intelligence
7 21 (5.13%) PRINCE2
8 20 (4.89%) Project Planning
8 20 (4.89%) Time Management
9 19 (4.65%) ETL
9 19 (4.65%) User Acceptance Testing
10 18 (4.40%) Data Analysis
10 18 (4.40%) Stakeholder Management
11 17 (4.16%) Business Analysis
11 17 (4.16%) TDD
12 15 (3.67%) Workflow
12 15 (3.67%) Systems Analysis
13 14 (3.42%) Change Management
14 13 (3.18%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 81 (19.80%) SQL
2 34 (8.31%) C#
3 30 (7.33%) JavaScript
4 26 (6.36%) VB
5 25 (6.11%) VBA
6 19 (4.65%) VB6
7 18 (4.40%) PowerShell
8 13 (3.18%) VBScript
8 13 (3.18%) Java
9 11 (2.69%) T-SQL
10 5 (1.22%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.73%) C
11 3 (0.73%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.49%) ABAP
13 1 (0.24%) R
13 1 (0.24%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.24%) FQL
13 1 (0.24%) Perl
13 1 (0.24%) PHP
13 1 (0.24%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 48 (11.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (7.58%) Degree
3 29 (7.09%) Security Cleared
4 18 (4.40%) MCSE
5 15 (3.67%) MCP
5 15 (3.67%) MCITP
6 13 (3.18%) SC Cleared
7 10 (2.44%) ISEB
8 9 (2.20%) A+ Certification
8 9 (2.20%) ISTQB
9 7 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (1.71%) CCNP
9 7 (1.71%) MCSA
9 7 (1.71%) MCDST
10 5 (1.22%) PMP
10 5 (1.22%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.73%) MCTS
11 3 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.49%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.13%) QA
2 10 (2.44%) SLA
3 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
System Software
1 92 (22.49%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.20%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (1.71%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.22%) vSphere
6 4 (0.98%) XenApp
6 4 (0.98%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.49%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.24%) vCloud
8 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.24%) KVM
8 1 (0.24%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.24%) RACF
8 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 27 (6.60%) SCCM
2 16 (3.91%) HP Quality Center
3 15 (3.67%) OpenView
4 14 (3.42%) OVSD
5 11 (2.69%) SCOM
6 4 (0.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.49%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.49%) ZENworks
7 2 (0.49%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.49%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.49%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.24%) Puppet
8 1 (0.24%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.24%) Opsview
8 1 (0.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.24%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.24%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 268 (65.53%) Microsoft
2 37 (9.05%) Citrix
3 35 (8.56%) HP
4 25 (6.11%) VMware
5 21 (5.13%) Oracle
6 13 (3.18%) SAP
7 12 (2.93%) Cisco
8 10 (2.44%) Dell
9 8 (1.96%) Remedy
9 8 (1.96%) Red Hat
10 7 (1.71%) Tableau
10 7 (1.71%) IBM
10 7 (1.71%) McAfee
11 6 (1.47%) Lotus
12 5 (1.22%) Adobe
12 5 (1.22%) EMC
12 5 (1.22%) BMC
12 5 (1.22%) CA
12 5 (1.22%) Business Objects
12 5 (1.22%) Primavera
Bedfordshire
Streamline Connections
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 47 minutes ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Yoh Company
Rate: £325 - £400 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Capita Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Chelmsford, Essex
Capita Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
JM
Rate: £125 - £175 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East Anglia
Roc Search
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Aerotek
Rate: Very competitive rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Brentwood
Real Staffing
Rate: £120 - £200 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Cambridge
Three People
Rate: £26000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Suffolk
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £450 - 475 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Suffolk
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Suffolk
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 24 days ago