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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 16 23 22
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 195 185 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 7.77% 5.93% 7.04%
As % of the Applications category 53.28% 51.82% 47.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 91 105
Median daily rate £350 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £120 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £469 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 45 44
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £10.00 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £37.50 £30.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.30 £14.50 £15.73
% change year-on-year
+12.37% -7.81%
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
366 357 468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.58% 11.44% 14.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 159 237
Median daily rate £300 £290 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £120 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 88 77
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.06
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -0.39%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +17 83 £300 +3.44% 9
Hertfordshire +3 60 £400 +90.47% 22
Cambridgeshire +17 28 £350 +7.69% 15
Bedfordshire -13 15 £200 -33.33% 7
Norfolk -2 6 £220 -26.66% 3
Suffolk -5 4 - - 5
MS Excel
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 271 (67.58%) Microsoft
2 189 (47.13%) MS Office
3 187 (46.63%) Windows
4 141 (35.16%) Active Directory
5 105 (26.18%) Finance
6 102 (25.44%) Windows 7
7 100 (24.94%) Citrix
8 79 (19.70%) Incident Management
9 72 (17.96%) SQL Server
10 68 (16.96%) ITIL
11 61 (15.21%) SQL
12 56 (13.97%) Agile Software Development
13 54 (13.47%) Document Management
14 51 (12.72%) Analytical Skills
15 50 (12.47%) MS PowerPoint
16 47 (11.72%) Project Management
17 43 (10.72%) Blackberry
17 43 (10.72%) SharePoint
17 43 (10.72%) Windows Server
18 38 (9.48%) CRM
18 38 (9.48%) Law
18 38 (9.48%) Stakeholder Management
19 37 (9.23%) Business Intelligence
20 35 (8.73%) Windows 8
21 34 (8.48%) .NET
22 33 (8.23%) Oracle
22 33 (8.23%) Degree
23 31 (7.73%) Dynamics CRM
24 29 (7.23%) MS Visio
25 28 (6.98%) MS Project

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 43 (10.72%) SharePoint
2 26 (6.48%) MS Exchange
3 25 (6.23%) BizTalk Server
4 18 (4.49%) Skype for Business
5 11 (2.74%) IIS
6 10 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (1.75%) CMS
8 6 (1.50%) JBoss
9 5 (1.25%) Apache
10 3 (0.75%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.50%) GlassFish
11 2 (0.50%) SAS
11 2 (0.50%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.50%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.25%) Confluence
12 1 (0.25%) LiveCycle
12 1 (0.25%) Moodle
12 1 (0.25%) Mule
12 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 189 (47.13%) MS Office
2 50 (12.47%) MS PowerPoint
3 29 (7.23%) MS Visio
4 28 (6.98%) MS Project
5 4 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.25%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.25%) FrameMaker
6 1 (0.25%) PTC Creo
6 1 (0.25%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 31 (7.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (2.49%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (1.75%) assyst
4 2 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.50%) Summit
5 1 (0.25%) CODA-Financials
5 1 (0.25%) Cognos Planning
5 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.25%) Primavera
5 1 (0.25%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 26 (6.48%) Office 365
2 20 (4.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (3.49%) Yammer
4 5 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.75%) IBM Cloud
6 2 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.50%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.50%) IBM SmartCloud
6 2 (0.50%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.50%) Slack
7 1 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.25%) GitHub
7 1 (0.25%) iTunes
7 1 (0.25%) SoftLayer
7 1 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.74%) Firewall
2 10 (2.49%) Internet
3 8 (2.00%) DNS
4 7 (1.75%) ATM
4 7 (1.75%) DHCP
5 5 (1.25%) LDAP
5 5 (1.25%) VPN
5 5 (1.25%) WAN
6 4 (1.00%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (1.00%) LAN
6 4 (1.00%) Remote Desktop
6 4 (1.00%) WebEx
7 3 (0.75%) NetScaler
7 3 (0.75%) Skype
7 3 (0.75%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.75%) VoIP
8 2 (0.50%) Extranet
8 2 (0.50%) FTP
8 2 (0.50%) Intranet
8 2 (0.50%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (17.96%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.99%) MS Access
3 11 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (1.50%) DB2
5 6 (1.50%) GIS
5 6 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (1.25%) Data Mining
6 5 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.25%) Essbase
6 5 (1.25%) Hadoop
6 5 (1.25%) PowerPivot
6 5 (1.25%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (1.00%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (0.75%) MySQL
8 3 (0.75%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (2.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (1.75%) Selenium
2 7 (1.75%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.25%) Cucumber
3 5 (1.25%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.00%) JIRA
5 3 (0.75%) SoapUI
5 3 (0.75%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.50%) MSI
6 2 (0.50%) MSTest
6 2 (0.50%) NUnit
6 2 (0.50%) Subversion
6 2 (0.50%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.50%) VisualVM
7 1 (0.25%) AccuRev
7 1 (0.25%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.25%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.25%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.25%) Xcode
General
1 105 (26.18%) Finance
2 38 (9.48%) Law
3 25 (6.23%) Retail
4 13 (3.24%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.99%) Automotive
5 12 (2.99%) Marketing
6 10 (2.49%) Advertising
7 8 (2.00%) Billing
7 8 (2.00%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.75%) Banking
8 7 (1.75%) Legal
9 5 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.50%) Back Office
10 2 (0.50%) Electronics
10 2 (0.50%) French Language
10 2 (0.50%) Front Office
10 2 (0.50%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.50%) Publishing
10 2 (0.50%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.25%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 170 (42.39%) Analyst
2 70 (17.46%) Help Desk Analyst
3 59 (14.71%) Service Analyst
4 57 (14.21%) Service Desk Analyst
5 44 (10.97%) Support Analyst
6 33 (8.23%) Active Directory Analyst
7 32 (7.98%) Citrix Support
7 32 (7.98%) Help Desk Support
7 32 (7.98%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 32 (7.98%) IT Analyst
8 30 (7.48%) Active Directory Support
8 30 (7.48%) Active Directory Support Analyst
8 30 (7.48%) Citrix Analyst
8 30 (7.48%) Citrix Support Analyst
8 30 (7.48%) Developer
8 30 (7.48%) Windows Support Analyst
9 22 (5.49%) Business Analyst
9 22 (5.49%) Project Manager
10 21 (5.24%) Consultant
11 16 (3.99%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (8.48%) .NET
2 18 (4.49%) SOAP
3 17 (4.24%) COM
4 14 (3.49%) REST
5 13 (3.24%) ASP.NET
5 13 (3.24%) HTML
6 12 (2.99%) Web Services
7 10 (2.49%) .NET Framework
7 10 (2.49%) XML
8 8 (2.00%) J2EE
9 6 (1.50%) AngularJS
9 6 (1.50%) ASP.NET Web API
9 6 (1.50%) HTML5
9 6 (1.50%) Middleware
9 6 (1.50%) WCF
10 5 (1.25%) CSS
10 5 (1.25%) jQuery
11 4 (1.00%) Ajax
12 3 (0.75%) CSS3
12 3 (0.75%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 51 (12.72%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (10.72%) Blackberry
3 15 (3.74%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.49%) Computer Science
5 9 (2.24%) Client/Server
5 9 (2.24%) Mainframe
6 7 (1.75%) NHS
7 6 (1.50%) e-Learning
8 5 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (1.00%) BYOD
9 4 (1.00%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.00%) EPoS
9 4 (1.00%) Fat Client
9 4 (1.00%) Thin Client
10 3 (0.75%) IVR
10 3 (0.75%) User Experience
10 3 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.75%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.75%) Visualisation
11 2 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 187 (46.63%) Windows
2 102 (25.44%) Windows 7
3 43 (10.72%) Windows Server
4 35 (8.73%) Windows 8
5 22 (5.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (3.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (2.49%) Linux
8 7 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (1.75%) Windows XP
9 6 (1.50%) Unix
9 6 (1.50%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.75%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (0.75%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.50%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.50%) zOS
12 1 (0.25%) Android
12 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.25%) Solaris
12 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (19.70%) Incident Management
2 68 (16.96%) ITIL
3 56 (13.97%) Agile Software Development
4 54 (13.47%) Document Management
5 47 (11.72%) Project Management
6 38 (9.48%) CRM
6 38 (9.48%) Stakeholder Management
7 37 (9.23%) Business Intelligence
8 25 (6.23%) Scrum
9 18 (4.49%) Data Management
9 18 (4.49%) Migration
10 17 (4.24%) PRINCE2
11 16 (3.99%) Business Analysis
12 15 (3.74%) Case Management
13 14 (3.49%) TDD
13 14 (3.49%) Time Management
14 13 (3.24%) ERP
14 13 (3.24%) ITSM
14 13 (3.24%) SDLC
15 12 (2.99%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 61 (15.21%) SQL
2 27 (6.73%) C#
3 20 (4.99%) VBA
4 18 (4.49%) PowerShell
5 13 (3.24%) T-SQL
6 11 (2.74%) Java
7 10 (2.49%) JavaScript
8 7 (1.75%) VB
9 5 (1.25%) Python
9 5 (1.25%) X++
10 4 (1.00%) COBOL
11 3 (0.75%) C
11 3 (0.75%) Perl
11 3 (0.75%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.50%) C++
12 2 (0.50%) PHP
12 2 (0.50%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.50%) Ruby
13 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 33 (8.23%) Degree
2 23 (5.74%) Security Cleared
3 16 (3.99%) SC Cleared
4 15 (3.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (2.99%) MOS
6 11 (2.74%) CISSP
7 8 (2.00%) ISEB
7 8 (2.00%) ISTQB
8 7 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (1.50%) MCSE
9 6 (1.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 5 (1.25%) CCNA
10 5 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (1.25%) CISM
11 4 (1.00%) APMP
11 4 (1.00%) MCITP
11 4 (1.00%) MCSA
12 3 (0.75%) CCDA
12 3 (0.75%) CCNP
12 3 (0.75%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.24%) SLA
2 7 (1.75%) QA
3 5 (1.25%) ISO 9000
4 3 (0.75%) Def Stans
4 3 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.25%) GCP
System Software
1 141 (35.16%) Active Directory
2 19 (4.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.24%) XenApp
4 8 (2.00%) vSphere
5 7 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (1.75%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.75%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.50%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.50%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.50%) XenServer
8 1 (0.25%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.25%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.25%) NFS
8 1 (0.25%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 21 (5.24%) SCCM
2 10 (2.49%) SCOM
3 7 (1.75%) Backup Exec
4 6 (1.50%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.75%) ZABBIX
6 2 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.50%) IBM Cloud Orchestrator
6 2 (0.50%) Opsview
6 2 (0.50%) Puppet
6 2 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.50%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.25%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.25%) Bacula
7 1 (0.25%) Casper Suite
7 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.25%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.25%) Oozie
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 271 (67.58%) Microsoft
2 100 (24.94%) Citrix
3 33 (8.23%) Oracle
4 23 (5.74%) HP
4 23 (5.74%) Salesforce.com
4 23 (5.74%) SAP
4 23 (5.74%) VMware
5 20 (4.99%) Cisco
6 19 (4.74%) Infor
7 15 (3.74%) Dell
8 14 (3.49%) CheckPoint
9 9 (2.24%) JD Edwards
9 9 (2.24%) Remedy
10 8 (2.00%) Adobe
11 7 (1.75%) Google
11 7 (1.75%) Red Hat
12 5 (1.25%) Avaya
12 5 (1.25%) IBM
13 4 (1.00%) WorldPay
14 3 (0.75%) ServiceNow
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