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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 21 18 15
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 226 174 254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 7.18% 7.22% 8.25%
As % of the Applications category 48.19% 49.29% 53.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 73 99
Average daily rate
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£350 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £171 £189
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% +2.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 39 44
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.25 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.19% -3.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.00 £9.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £26.00 £31.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.86% -6.25%
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
469 353 474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.91% 14.65% 15.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 143 182
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £147 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £437 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 74 89
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.00 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £30.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -5.83%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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
Hertfordshire -12 55 £240 -36.00% 32
Cambridgeshire +8 47 £169 -32.50% 35
Essex -4 45 £263 -16.00% 19
Bedfordshire -5 39 £356 -2.39% 14
Suffolk +4 23 £425 +13.33% 11
East Anglia -3 7 £570 +75.38%
Norfolk -11 7 £400 +14.28% 4
MS Excel
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 261 (64.44%) Microsoft
2 182 (44.94%) Windows
3 136 (33.58%) MS Office
4 112 (27.65%) Active Directory
5 94 (23.21%) Finance
6 78 (19.26%) SQL
7 77 (19.01%) SQL Server
8 73 (18.02%) Windows 7
9 56 (13.83%) .NET
10 53 (13.09%) ITIL
11 50 (12.35%) Project Management
11 50 (12.35%) Citrix
12 43 (10.62%) Microsoft Certification
13 41 (10.12%) C#
14 40 (9.88%) SharePoint
14 40 (9.88%) MS PowerPoint
15 38 (9.38%) HP
16 36 (8.89%) DNS
16 36 (8.89%) XML
16 36 (8.89%) Blackberry
16 36 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
17 35 (8.64%) Agile Software Development
17 35 (8.64%) Data Warehouse
18 34 (8.40%) MS Exchange
18 34 (8.40%) Degree
19 33 (8.15%) MS Visio
19 33 (8.15%) Windows XP
20 32 (7.90%) Internet
20 32 (7.90%) Incident Management
21 31 (7.65%) SCCM

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 40 (9.88%) SharePoint
2 34 (8.40%) MS Exchange
3 25 (6.17%) IIS
4 16 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2007
5 12 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (2.72%) SharePoint 2010
6 11 (2.72%) WebSphere
7 8 (1.98%) Apache
7 8 (1.98%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (1.73%) WebLogic
9 5 (1.23%) WebSphere Application Server
9 5 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (1.23%) MQSeries
10 4 (0.99%) IBM HTTP Server
10 4 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (0.99%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.74%) Lync
12 1 (0.25%) GlassFish
12 1 (0.25%) TPMS
12 1 (0.25%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 136 (33.58%) MS Office
2 40 (9.88%) MS PowerPoint
3 33 (8.15%) MS Visio
4 28 (6.91%) MS Project
5 14 (3.46%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.74%) PowerPivot
6 3 (0.74%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.49%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 22 (5.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.99%) 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 6 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.74%) Office 365
3 2 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (8.89%) DNS
2 32 (7.90%) Internet
3 29 (7.16%) DHCP
4 22 (5.43%) TCP/IP
5 17 (4.20%) VPN
6 15 (3.70%) LAN
7 12 (2.96%) FTP
7 12 (2.96%) SAN
7 12 (2.96%) WAN
8 10 (2.47%) Firewall
9 7 (1.73%) IPv6
9 7 (1.73%) Broadband
10 5 (1.23%) VoIP
10 5 (1.23%) ADSL
10 5 (1.23%) HTTP
10 5 (1.23%) BGP
11 4 (0.99%) MPLS
11 4 (0.99%) VLAN
11 4 (0.99%) Network Security
11 4 (0.99%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (19.01%) SQL Server
2 35 (8.64%) Data Warehouse
3 31 (7.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 19 (4.69%) MS Access
5 18 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
6 17 (4.20%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (2.72%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (2.22%) MySQL
9 8 (1.98%) Data Mart
10 6 (1.48%) QlikView
10 6 (1.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (1.48%) DTS
10 6 (1.48%) Ingres
11 5 (1.23%) DB2
11 5 (1.23%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.99%) OLAP
12 4 (0.99%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 4 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (0.74%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 18 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (1.73%) MSI
2 7 (1.73%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.23%) 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 94 (23.21%) Finance
2 20 (4.94%) Law
3 19 (4.69%) Manufacturing
4 18 (4.44%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.72%) Legal
6 9 (2.22%) Publishing
7 7 (1.73%) Advertising
8 6 (1.48%) Retail
9 5 (1.23%) Banking
9 5 (1.23%) Automotive
10 4 (0.99%) Marketing
11 3 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.49%) Back Office
12 2 (0.49%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.25%) Billing
13 1 (0.25%) Electronics
13 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.25%) German Language
Job Titles
1 133 (32.84%) Analyst
2 70 (17.28%) Developer
3 52 (12.84%) Service Analyst
4 51 (12.59%) Service Desk Analyst
5 35 (8.64%) Support Engineer
6 26 (6.42%) Support Analyst
7 22 (5.43%) Help Desk Analyst
7 22 (5.43%) Business Analyst
7 22 (5.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 18 (4.44%) CRM Developer
9 16 (3.95%) Microsoft Developer
10 14 (3.46%) 1st Line Support
11 13 (3.21%) Technical Support
11 13 (3.21%) Consultant
11 13 (3.21%) Project Manager
11 13 (3.21%) Systems Analyst
12 12 (2.96%) Dynamics CRM Developer
13 10 (2.47%) Network Engineer
13 10 (2.47%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 9 (2.22%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (13.83%) .NET
2 36 (8.89%) XML
3 21 (5.19%) Web Services
4 20 (4.94%) CSS
4 20 (4.94%) HTML
5 19 (4.69%) ASP.NET
6 16 (3.95%) WCF
7 13 (3.21%) SOAP
8 11 (2.72%) Reactive Extensions
8 11 (2.72%) Managed Extensibility Framework
9 9 (2.22%) jQuery
10 7 (1.73%) J2EE
11 6 (1.48%) XSLT
11 6 (1.48%) .NET Framework
11 6 (1.48%) Silverlight
12 5 (1.23%) Ajax
13 4 (0.99%) Application Packaging
13 4 (0.99%) XSL
14 3 (0.74%) XHTML
14 3 (0.74%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 36 (8.89%) Blackberry
2 9 (2.22%) Computer Science
3 8 (1.98%) NHS
4 5 (1.23%) Management Information System
5 4 (0.99%) Informatics
5 4 (0.99%) Clustering
5 4 (0.99%) PMI
5 4 (0.99%) Data Integration
6 3 (0.74%) 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
1 182 (44.94%) Windows
2 73 (18.02%) Windows 7
3 36 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 33 (8.15%) Windows XP
5 19 (4.69%) Linux
6 15 (3.70%) Windows 8
7 14 (3.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (3.21%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (1.98%) UNIX
11 4 (0.99%) 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 53 (13.09%) ITIL
2 50 (12.35%) Project Management
3 35 (8.64%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (7.90%) Incident Management
5 27 (6.67%) CRM
6 26 (6.42%) Migration
7 25 (6.17%) Stakeholder Management
8 24 (5.93%) PRINCE2
8 24 (5.93%) Business Intelligence
9 23 (5.68%) E-Commerce
10 22 (5.43%) TDD
11 21 (5.19%) Project Planning
11 21 (5.19%) ETL
12 20 (4.94%) Document Management
13 18 (4.44%) Workflow
13 18 (4.44%) User Acceptance Testing
14 17 (4.20%) Time Management
15 15 (3.70%) Data Analysis
16 14 (3.46%) Change Management
16 14 (3.46%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 78 (19.26%) SQL
2 41 (10.12%) C#
3 23 (5.68%) JavaScript
4 20 (4.94%) VB
4 20 (4.94%) PowerShell
5 18 (4.44%) VBA
6 14 (3.46%) Java
7 11 (2.72%) T-SQL
7 11 (2.72%) VBScript
8 10 (2.47%) VB6
9 5 (1.23%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.99%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.74%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.49%) ABAP
13 1 (0.25%) Python
13 1 (0.25%) JCL
13 1 (0.25%) PHP
13 1 (0.25%) C
13 1 (0.25%) COBOL
13 1 (0.25%) FQL
Qualifications
1 43 (10.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (8.40%) Degree
3 29 (7.16%) Security Cleared
4 18 (4.44%) MCITP
5 15 (3.70%) SC Cleared
6 13 (3.21%) MCSE
7 9 (2.22%) MCP
7 9 (2.22%) CCNP
7 9 (2.22%) ISEB
7 9 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (2.22%) MCDST
8 8 (1.98%) ISTQB
8 8 (1.98%) PMI Certification
9 6 (1.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 6 (1.48%) PMP
10 5 (1.23%) CCNA
10 5 (1.23%) MCSA
11 4 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (0.99%) A+ Certification
12 3 (0.74%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.94%) QA
2 11 (2.72%) SLA
3 4 (0.99%) Data Quality
System Software
1 112 (27.65%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.73%) vSphere
3 7 (1.73%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (0.99%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.74%) XenApp
5 3 (0.74%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.74%) Terminal Services
5 3 (0.74%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.74%) vCloud
6 1 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.25%) RACF
Systems Management
1 31 (7.65%) SCCM
2 24 (5.93%) SCOM
3 18 (4.44%) OpenView
4 17 (4.20%) OVSD
5 14 (3.46%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.99%) NetBackup
6 4 (0.99%) 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%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.25%) Opsview
Vendors
1 261 (64.44%) Microsoft
2 50 (12.35%) Citrix
3 38 (9.38%) HP
4 26 (6.42%) VMware
5 22 (5.43%) Oracle
6 13 (3.21%) SAP
6 13 (3.21%) Cisco
7 11 (2.72%) Dell
8 10 (2.47%) Remedy
9 9 (2.22%) McAfee
10 8 (1.98%) Sophos
11 7 (1.73%) Red Hat
11 7 (1.73%) IBM
11 7 (1.73%) Tableau
12 6 (1.48%) JBoss
12 6 (1.48%) Business Objects
13 5 (1.23%) Adobe
13 5 (1.23%) EMC
13 5 (1.23%) Primavera
13 5 (1.23%) Panasonic
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