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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 23 18 15
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 218 176 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 6.96% 7.28% 8.04%
As % of the Applications category 47.19% 49.58% 52.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 75 100
Average daily rate
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£350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £172 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £312
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +2.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 38 44
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.38 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% -2.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.00 £9.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £26.00 £31.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.00 £15.94
% change year-on-year
+4.86% -5.89%
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
462 355 475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.75% 14.69% 15.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 146 184
Average daily rate £350 £307 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.19% +2.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £144 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £435 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 73 89
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.00 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £31.60 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.61%

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 27 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 27 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 27 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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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 -9 55 £270 -28.00% 27
Cambridgeshire +14 47 £169 -20.58% 30
Essex -7 41 £263 -12.50% 15
Bedfordshire -8 37 £350 -4.10% 16
Suffolk +4 21 £425 +13.33% 12
East Anglia -2 7 £570 +75.38%
Norfolk -9 7 £400 +14.28% 6
MS Excel
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 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.

1 265 (65.11%) Microsoft
2 181 (44.47%) Windows
3 130 (31.94%) MS Office
4 104 (25.55%) Active Directory
5 89 (21.87%) Finance
6 81 (19.90%) SQL Server
7 79 (19.41%) SQL
8 74 (18.18%) Windows 7
9 54 (13.27%) .NET
9 54 (13.27%) ITIL
10 50 (12.29%) Project Management
11 46 (11.30%) Citrix
12 44 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
13 42 (10.32%) XML
14 40 (9.83%) MS PowerPoint
14 40 (9.83%) Windows Server 2008
15 39 (9.58%) C#
16 38 (9.34%) SharePoint
17 37 (9.09%) HP
18 36 (8.85%) Windows XP
18 36 (8.85%) DNS
19 35 (8.60%) Data Warehouse
19 35 (8.60%) MS Exchange
20 34 (8.35%) Agile Software Development
21 33 (8.11%) Degree
21 33 (8.11%) MS Visio
22 32 (7.86%) Blackberry
22 32 (7.86%) Internet
23 31 (7.62%) SCCM
24 30 (7.37%) Security Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 38 (9.34%) SharePoint
2 35 (8.60%) MS Exchange
3 25 (6.14%) IIS
4 16 (3.93%) Exchange Server 2007
5 12 (2.95%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (2.70%) WebSphere
7 10 (2.46%) SharePoint 2010
8 8 (1.97%) SharePoint 2013
8 8 (1.97%) Apache
9 7 (1.72%) WebLogic
10 5 (1.23%) WebSphere Application Server
10 5 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (1.23%) MQSeries
11 4 (0.98%) IBM HTTP Server
11 4 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.74%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.74%) Lync
13 1 (0.25%) GlassFish
13 1 (0.25%) TPMS
13 1 (0.25%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 130 (31.94%) MS Office
2 40 (9.83%) MS PowerPoint
3 33 (8.11%) MS Visio
4 28 (6.88%) MS Project
5 14 (3.44%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.74%) PowerPivot
6 3 (0.74%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.49%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 21 (5.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.98%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.49%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.49%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.25%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.25%) SiteCatalyst
5 1 (0.25%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.25%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.74%) Office 365
3 2 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (8.85%) DNS
2 32 (7.86%) Internet
3 28 (6.88%) DHCP
4 24 (5.90%) TCP/IP
5 18 (4.42%) VPN
6 15 (3.69%) LAN
7 13 (3.19%) SAN
8 12 (2.95%) WAN
9 11 (2.70%) Firewall
9 11 (2.70%) FTP
10 7 (1.72%) IPv6
10 7 (1.72%) Broadband
11 5 (1.23%) VoIP
11 5 (1.23%) ADSL
11 5 (1.23%) HTTP
11 5 (1.23%) BGP
12 4 (0.98%) MPLS
12 4 (0.98%) VLAN
12 4 (0.98%) Junos
12 4 (0.98%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (19.90%) SQL Server
2 35 (8.60%) Data Warehouse
3 29 (7.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 21 (5.16%) MS Access
5 18 (4.42%) SQL Server 2008
6 17 (4.18%) SQL Server 2012
6 17 (4.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (3.69%) SQL Server 2005
8 10 (2.46%) Ingres
9 9 (2.21%) MySQL
10 8 (1.97%) Data Mart
11 7 (1.72%) DTS
12 6 (1.47%) QlikView
13 5 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (1.23%) Oracle Database
13 5 (1.23%) DB2
14 4 (0.98%) OLAP
14 4 (0.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 4 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
15 3 (0.74%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 17 (4.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (1.72%) MSI
2 7 (1.72%) Visual Studio
3 6 (1.47%) JIRA
4 3 (0.74%) Selenium
4 3 (0.74%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.25%) VisualVM
5 1 (0.25%) Ant
5 1 (0.25%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.25%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.25%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.25%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.25%) Subversion
5 1 (0.25%) Lombardi
General
1 89 (21.87%) Finance
2 19 (4.67%) Manufacturing
3 18 (4.42%) Telecoms
3 18 (4.42%) Law
4 10 (2.46%) Legal
5 9 (2.21%) Publishing
6 7 (1.72%) Advertising
7 6 (1.47%) Retail
8 5 (1.23%) Banking
8 5 (1.23%) Automotive
9 4 (0.98%) Marketing
10 3 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.49%) Back Office
11 2 (0.49%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.25%) Billing
12 1 (0.25%) Electronics
12 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.25%) German Language
Job Titles
1 131 (32.19%) Analyst
2 76 (18.67%) Developer
3 50 (12.29%) Service Analyst
4 49 (12.04%) Service Desk Analyst
5 34 (8.35%) Support Engineer
6 24 (5.90%) Support Analyst
7 22 (5.41%) Business Analyst
8 21 (5.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 20 (4.91%) Help Desk Analyst
10 17 (4.18%) Microsoft Developer
10 17 (4.18%) CRM Developer
11 15 (3.69%) 1st Line Support
12 14 (3.44%) Project Manager
12 14 (3.44%) VB Developer
13 13 (3.19%) Systems Analyst
13 13 (3.19%) Technical Support
13 13 (3.19%) Consultant
14 12 (2.95%) Dynamics CRM Developer
15 10 (2.46%) Network Engineer
15 10 (2.46%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (13.27%) .NET
2 42 (10.32%) XML
3 26 (6.39%) CSS
3 26 (6.39%) HTML
4 21 (5.16%) Web Services
5 19 (4.67%) ASP.NET
6 15 (3.69%) WCF
7 12 (2.95%) SOAP
8 10 (2.46%) Reactive Extensions
8 10 (2.46%) Managed Extensibility Framework
9 9 (2.21%) jQuery
10 7 (1.72%) J2EE
10 7 (1.72%) XSLT
10 7 (1.72%) Ajax
11 6 (1.47%) .NET Framework
11 6 (1.47%) Silverlight
12 5 (1.23%) XHTML
12 5 (1.23%) XSL
13 4 (0.98%) Application Packaging
14 3 (0.74%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.86%) Blackberry
2 10 (2.46%) NHS
3 9 (2.21%) Computer Science
4 5 (1.23%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.23%) Informatics
5 4 (0.98%) Clustering
5 4 (0.98%) PMI
5 4 (0.98%) Data Integration
5 4 (0.98%) Social Media
6 3 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (0.74%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.49%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.49%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.25%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.25%) IBM XIV
8 1 (0.25%) FMCG
8 1 (0.25%) iSeries
8 1 (0.25%) LPAR
8 1 (0.25%) Life Science
8 1 (0.25%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 181 (44.47%) Windows
2 74 (18.18%) Windows 7
3 40 (9.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 36 (8.85%) Windows XP
5 20 (4.91%) Linux
6 15 (3.69%) Windows 8
7 14 (3.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (3.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (2.46%) UNIX
10 9 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.98%) SUSE
12 3 (0.74%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.25%) HPUX
13 1 (0.25%) Solaris
13 1 (0.25%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.25%) Android
13 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.25%) OS/400
13 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (13.27%) ITIL
2 50 (12.29%) Project Management
3 34 (8.35%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (6.88%) Migration
4 28 (6.88%) Incident Management
5 26 (6.39%) CRM
6 25 (6.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 24 (5.90%) PRINCE2
7 24 (5.90%) Business Intelligence
8 21 (5.16%) ETL
8 21 (5.16%) E-Commerce
8 21 (5.16%) TDD
8 21 (5.16%) Project Planning
9 18 (4.42%) User Acceptance Testing
10 16 (3.93%) Time Management
10 16 (3.93%) Workflow
11 15 (3.69%) Document Management
11 15 (3.69%) Data Analysis
12 14 (3.44%) Change Management
12 14 (3.44%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 79 (19.41%) SQL
2 39 (9.58%) C#
3 29 (7.13%) JavaScript
4 25 (6.14%) VB
5 22 (5.41%) VBA
6 20 (4.91%) PowerShell
7 15 (3.69%) VB6
7 15 (3.69%) Java
8 12 (2.95%) VBScript
9 11 (2.70%) T-SQL
10 6 (1.47%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.74%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.74%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.49%) ABAP
13 1 (0.25%) JCL
13 1 (0.25%) Python
13 1 (0.25%) PHP
13 1 (0.25%) C
13 1 (0.25%) COBOL
13 1 (0.25%) FQL
Qualifications
1 44 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (8.11%) Degree
3 30 (7.37%) Security Cleared
4 17 (4.18%) MCITP
5 15 (3.69%) SC Cleared
6 13 (3.19%) MCSE
7 9 (2.21%) MCP
7 9 (2.21%) CCNP
7 9 (2.21%) ISEB
7 9 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (2.21%) MCDST
8 8 (1.97%) ISTQB
8 8 (1.97%) PMI Certification
9 6 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 6 (1.47%) PMP
10 5 (1.23%) CCNA
10 5 (1.23%) MCSA
11 4 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (0.98%) A+ Certification
12 3 (0.74%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.16%) QA
2 10 (2.46%) SLA
3 4 (0.98%) Data Quality
System Software
1 104 (25.55%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.97%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (1.72%) vSphere
5 5 (1.23%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.74%) XenApp
6 3 (0.74%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.74%) Terminal Services
6 3 (0.74%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.74%) vCloud
7 1 (0.25%) KVM
7 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.25%) RACF
Systems Management
1 31 (7.62%) SCCM
2 22 (5.41%) SCOM
3 18 (4.42%) OpenView
4 17 (4.18%) OVSD
5 14 (3.44%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.98%) NetBackup
6 4 (0.98%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.74%) SCVMM
7 3 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.74%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.49%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.49%) ZENworks
9 1 (0.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.25%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.25%) Puppet
9 1 (0.25%) Opsview
Vendors
1 265 (65.11%) Microsoft
2 46 (11.30%) Citrix
3 37 (9.09%) HP
4 27 (6.63%) VMware
5 22 (5.41%) Oracle
6 14 (3.44%) Cisco
7 13 (3.19%) SAP
8 11 (2.70%) Dell
9 10 (2.46%) Remedy
10 9 (2.21%) McAfee
11 8 (1.97%) Sophos
12 7 (1.72%) Red Hat
12 7 (1.72%) IBM
12 7 (1.72%) Tableau
13 6 (1.47%) JBoss
13 6 (1.47%) Business Objects
14 5 (1.23%) Adobe
14 5 (1.23%) EMC
14 5 (1.23%) Juniper
14 5 (1.23%) Primavera
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