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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 15 26 22
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -4
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 191 174 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 7.60% 6.32% 6.51%
As % of the Applications category 55.85% 49.15% 50.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 82 91
Median daily rate £350 £298 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -0.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £125 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £462 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 28 16
Median hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -13.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.98 £12.00 £10.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.40 £38.70 £23.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -3.44%
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
342 354 402
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 13.60% 12.87% 12.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 164 171
Median daily rate £350 £275 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -14.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £125 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 70 59
Median hourly rate £16.50 £14.85 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.60 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.75 £40.00 £34.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.33%

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing MS Excel as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 3 May 2016.

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 3 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Excel within the East of England region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex +26 67 £310 -4.61% 4
Hertfordshire +2 40 £350 +12.90% 26
Cambridgeshire -8 40 £325 +6.55% 15
Bedfordshire -1 21 £330 +46.66% 9
Suffolk +3 13 £350 -17.64% 7
Norfolk -1 10 £388 +115.27% 2
East Anglia - 1 - -
MS Excel
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for MS Excel.

1 232 (62.70%) Microsoft
2 148 (40.00%) Windows
3 146 (39.46%) MS Office
4 104 (28.11%) Active Directory
5 97 (26.22%) Finance
6 83 (22.43%) Windows 7
7 71 (19.19%) Citrix
8 61 (16.49%) ITIL
9 58 (15.68%) SQL
9 58 (15.68%) Incident Management
10 52 (14.05%) Agile Software Development
11 49 (13.24%) SQL Server
12 44 (11.89%) Analytical Skills
13 41 (11.08%) .NET
13 41 (11.08%) CRM
13 41 (11.08%) Document Management
14 39 (10.54%) MS PowerPoint
14 39 (10.54%) Stakeholder Management
15 38 (10.27%) Blackberry
16 37 (10.00%) Project Management
17 36 (9.73%) Law
17 36 (9.73%) MS Project
18 31 (8.38%) Migration
18 31 (8.38%) MS Exchange
19 30 (8.11%) C#
19 30 (8.11%) Dynamics CRM
20 29 (7.84%) PRINCE2
21 28 (7.57%) Business Intelligence
22 26 (7.03%) MS Visio
22 26 (7.03%) SharePoint

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 31 (8.38%) MS Exchange
2 26 (7.03%) SharePoint
3 13 (3.51%) BizTalk Server
4 11 (2.97%) IIS
5 9 (2.43%) JBoss
6 7 (1.89%) IBM Domino
6 7 (1.89%) IBM Notes
6 7 (1.89%) MS Project Server
6 7 (1.89%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.08%) Apache
7 4 (1.08%) Skype for Business
7 4 (1.08%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.81%) Confluence
8 3 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.54%) CMS
9 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.54%) GlassFish
9 2 (0.54%) SAS
9 2 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.54%) WebLogic
Applications
1 146 (39.46%) MS Office
2 39 (10.54%) MS PowerPoint
3 36 (9.73%) MS Project
4 26 (7.03%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.81%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.27%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.27%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 30 (8.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.89%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.35%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (1.08%) Primavera
5 3 (0.81%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.54%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.59%) Office 365
2 11 (2.97%) SaaS
3 5 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.54%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.54%) Google App Engine
5 2 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.54%) IBM SmartCloud
5 2 (0.54%) Yammer
6 1 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.27%) GitHub
6 1 (0.27%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.27%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.97%) DNS
2 10 (2.70%) LAN
3 9 (2.43%) WAN
4 8 (2.16%) DHCP
5 7 (1.89%) TCP/IP
6 6 (1.62%) Firewall
7 5 (1.35%) LDAP
8 4 (1.08%) NetScaler
9 3 (0.81%) Internet
9 3 (0.81%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (0.81%) Wireless
10 2 (0.54%) Broadband
10 2 (0.54%) FTP
10 2 (0.54%) HTTP
10 2 (0.54%) Intranet
10 2 (0.54%) IP Telephony
10 2 (0.54%) IPsec
10 2 (0.54%) SAN
10 2 (0.54%) SSL
11 1 (0.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (13.24%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (3.78%) MS Access
3 14 (3.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (2.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (1.62%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (1.35%) Data Mining
7 5 (1.35%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.35%) Power BI
7 5 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.81%) DB2
9 3 (0.81%) QlikView
9 3 (0.81%) SAP HANA
10 2 (0.54%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.54%) OLAP Cube
10 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 18 (4.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (2.97%) JIRA
3 3 (0.81%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.81%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (0.81%) Rational Rhapsody
3 3 (0.81%) VectorCAST
4 2 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (0.54%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.54%) MSI
4 2 (0.54%) NUnit
4 2 (0.54%) Travis CI
4 2 (0.54%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.54%) VisualVM
5 1 (0.27%) AccuRev
5 1 (0.27%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.27%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.27%) Selenium
5 1 (0.27%) Subversion
5 1 (0.27%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 97 (26.22%) Finance
2 36 (9.73%) Law
3 16 (4.32%) Telecoms
4 14 (3.78%) Advertising
4 14 (3.78%) Banking
5 13 (3.51%) Retail
6 10 (2.70%) Marketing
7 9 (2.43%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.89%) Automotive
9 6 (1.62%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.81%) Billing
10 3 (0.81%) Legal
10 3 (0.81%) Publishing
11 2 (0.54%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.27%) Back Office
12 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 128 (34.59%) Analyst
2 53 (14.32%) Help Desk Analyst
3 52 (14.05%) Service Analyst
4 49 (13.24%) Service Desk Analyst
5 34 (9.19%) Developer
6 27 (7.30%) Project Manager
7 26 (7.03%) Architect
7 26 (7.03%) Support Analyst
8 23 (6.22%) IT Analyst
9 20 (5.41%) Active Directory Analyst
9 20 (5.41%) Business Analyst
10 19 (5.14%) Active Directory Support
10 19 (5.14%) Citrix Support
11 18 (4.86%) Active Directory Support Analyst
11 18 (4.86%) Help Desk Support
11 18 (4.86%) Help Desk Support Analyst
11 18 (4.86%) Technical Architect
11 18 (4.86%) Windows Support Analyst
12 17 (4.59%) Citrix Analyst
12 17 (4.59%) Citrix Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (11.08%) .NET
2 21 (5.68%) SOAP
3 17 (4.59%) REST
4 14 (3.78%) XML
5 12 (3.24%) .NET Framework
5 12 (3.24%) Middleware
5 12 (3.24%) Web Services
6 9 (2.43%) ASP.NET
6 9 (2.43%) COM
6 9 (2.43%) WCF
7 8 (2.16%) ASP.NET Web API
7 8 (2.16%) HTML
8 7 (1.89%) J2EE
9 4 (1.08%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (1.08%) jQuery
10 3 (0.81%) AngularJS
10 3 (0.81%) CSS
10 3 (0.81%) MDX
10 3 (0.81%) XML Messaging
11 2 (0.54%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 44 (11.89%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (10.27%) Blackberry
3 11 (2.97%) Management Information System
3 11 (2.97%) NHS
4 10 (2.70%) Data Integration
5 9 (2.43%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (1.89%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.62%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.35%) Data Centre
8 5 (1.35%) iSeries
9 4 (1.08%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (1.08%) PMI
10 3 (0.81%) BYOD
10 3 (0.81%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.81%) EPoS
10 3 (0.81%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.81%) Statistics
10 3 (0.81%) User Experience
11 2 (0.54%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.54%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 148 (40.00%) Windows
2 83 (22.43%) Windows 7
3 26 (7.03%) Windows Server
4 20 (5.41%) Windows 8
5 12 (3.24%) Windows XP
6 11 (2.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (2.16%) Linux
9 5 (1.35%) Solaris
9 5 (1.35%) Unix
9 5 (1.35%) Windows 10
10 4 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.81%) VxWorks
11 3 (0.81%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.54%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.54%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.54%) zOS
13 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (16.49%) ITIL
2 58 (15.68%) Incident Management
3 52 (14.05%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (11.08%) CRM
4 41 (11.08%) Document Management
5 39 (10.54%) Stakeholder Management
6 37 (10.00%) Project Management
7 31 (8.38%) Migration
8 29 (7.84%) PRINCE2
9 28 (7.57%) Business Intelligence
10 20 (5.41%) Business Analysis
10 20 (5.41%) Data Modelling
11 18 (4.86%) SOA
11 18 (4.86%) Software Engineering
12 17 (4.59%) ERP
12 17 (4.59%) TDD
13 15 (4.05%) Microservices
14 14 (3.78%) Reverse Engineering
14 14 (3.78%) SDLC
14 14 (3.78%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (15.68%) SQL
2 30 (8.11%) C#
3 14 (3.78%) T-SQL
4 11 (2.97%) Java
5 7 (1.89%) JavaScript
5 7 (1.89%) PowerShell
5 7 (1.89%) VBA
6 4 (1.08%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.81%) Ada
7 3 (0.81%) C++
7 3 (0.81%) X++
8 2 (0.54%) Perl
8 2 (0.54%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.54%) VB
9 1 (0.27%) C
9 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (5.68%) Security Cleared
2 19 (5.14%) Degree
2 19 (5.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (4.05%) ITIL Certification
4 14 (3.78%) SC Cleared
5 10 (2.70%) ISEB
5 10 (2.70%) MCSE
6 8 (2.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 6 (1.62%) APMP
7 6 (1.62%) MCITP
8 5 (1.35%) ISTQB
8 5 (1.35%) PMI Certification
8 5 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.81%) MCSA
10 3 (0.81%) VCP5
11 2 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.54%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.78%) SLA
2 13 (3.51%) Data Quality
3 10 (2.70%) QA
4 2 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.27%) JSP 440
System Software
1 104 (28.11%) Active Directory
2 17 (4.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.16%) XenDesktop
4 6 (1.62%) XenApp
5 3 (0.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (0.54%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.54%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.54%) VMware Server
6 2 (0.54%) vSphere
6 2 (0.54%) Xen
6 2 (0.54%) XenServer
7 1 (0.27%) NFS
7 1 (0.27%) UAG
Systems Management
1 20 (5.41%) SCCM
2 5 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.81%) Backup Exec
3 3 (0.81%) SCOM
3 3 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.54%) Opsview
4 2 (0.54%) Puppet
5 1 (0.27%) Bacula
5 1 (0.27%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.27%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.27%) WSUS
5 1 (0.27%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 232 (62.70%) Microsoft
2 71 (19.19%) Citrix
3 21 (5.68%) VMware
4 18 (4.86%) Oracle
5 14 (3.78%) Cisco
6 12 (3.24%) HP
6 12 (3.24%) SAP
7 11 (2.97%) Red Hat
8 10 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (2.43%) IBM
10 7 (1.89%) JD Edwards
10 7 (1.89%) Lotus
10 7 (1.89%) NetSuite
11 6 (1.62%) CheckPoint
11 6 (1.62%) Symantec
11 6 (1.62%) Tableau
12 5 (1.35%) Adobe
12 5 (1.35%) Apple
12 5 (1.35%) Remedy
13 4 (1.08%) Dell
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