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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 23 20 21
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 207 160 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 6.57% 7.10% 6.60%
As % of the Applications category 50.74% 42.55% 49.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 66 54
Average daily rate £300 £289 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +28.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £105 £107
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £438 £384
UK excluding London average daily rate £307 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.12% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 35 29
Average hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £15.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +29.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.03 £11.00 £10.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.10 £39.00 £29.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
Applications Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
408 376 417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 12.94% 16.70% 13.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 158 135
Average daily rate £325 £300 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £120 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.99% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 79 79
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £10.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £38.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Essex -3 72 £375 +35.13% 12
Hertfordshire +9 66 £250 -16.66% 31
Bedfordshire -9 23 £375 +15.38% 24
Cambridgeshire -18 22 £363 +31.81% 34
Norfolk +3 15 £118 +17.50% 9
Suffolk +3 13 £288 +8.49% 5
MS Excel
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 252 (62.53%) Microsoft
2 159 (39.45%) Windows
3 153 (37.97%) MS Office
4 87 (21.59%) Active Directory
5 75 (18.61%) Finance
6 74 (18.36%) SQL Server
7 66 (16.38%) SQL
8 65 (16.13%) Project Management
9 64 (15.88%) Windows 7
10 54 (13.40%) ITIL
11 51 (12.66%) Microsoft Certification
12 48 (11.91%) Security Cleared
13 44 (10.92%) MS Project
13 44 (10.92%) .NET
14 41 (10.17%) MS PowerPoint
15 40 (9.93%) Windows XP
16 37 (9.18%) MS Exchange
17 36 (8.93%) SharePoint
18 33 (8.19%) C#
18 33 (8.19%) Windows Server 2008
19 31 (7.69%) HTML
19 31 (7.69%) MCSE
19 31 (7.69%) Citrix
20 30 (7.44%) XML
21 29 (7.20%) JavaScript
22 28 (6.95%) MCP
22 28 (6.95%) Linux
22 28 (6.95%) HP
22 28 (6.95%) Change Management
23 27 (6.70%) Business Intelligence

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 37 (9.18%) MS Exchange
2 36 (8.93%) SharePoint
3 12 (2.98%) IIS
4 11 (2.73%) IBM Notes
5 9 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (1.99%) SharePoint 2010
6 8 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (1.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (1.24%) Node.js
8 4 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (0.99%) CMS
9 3 (0.74%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.50%) MS Project Server
10 2 (0.50%) JOnAS
10 2 (0.50%) Apache
11 1 (0.25%) Documentum
11 1 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.25%) Lync
Applications
1 153 (37.97%) MS Office
2 44 (10.92%) MS Project
3 41 (10.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (4.47%) MS Visio
5 11 (2.73%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.74%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.74%) Mingle
7 2 (0.50%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.50%) PrintSoft PReS
7 2 (0.50%) DOC1
8 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.25%) InDesign
8 1 (0.25%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 9 (2.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.74%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.50%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.25%) Tridion
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.25%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.25%) Magento
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.23%) SaaS
2 1 (0.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (5.96%) DNS
2 16 (3.97%) SAN
3 14 (3.47%) LAN
3 14 (3.47%) DHCP
4 13 (3.23%) TCP/IP
5 11 (2.73%) Internet
6 10 (2.48%) WAN
7 9 (2.23%) Firewall
8 8 (1.99%) VPN
9 7 (1.74%) VoIP
10 6 (1.49%) FTP
11 4 (0.99%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (0.99%) Intranet
12 3 (0.74%) MPLS
12 3 (0.74%) NGN
12 3 (0.74%) NAS
13 2 (0.50%) NetScaler
13 2 (0.50%) Broadband
14 1 (0.25%) LDAP
14 1 (0.25%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (18.36%) SQL Server
2 24 (5.96%) MS Access
3 19 (4.71%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (4.47%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
5 13 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (2.23%) MySQL
6 9 (2.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (1.99%) Ingres
8 7 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (1.74%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.24%) Neo4j
9 5 (1.24%) RavenDB
10 3 (0.74%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (0.74%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.50%) Data Mart
11 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 16 (3.97%) Visual Studio
2 12 (2.98%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.49%) JIRA
4 5 (1.24%) NUnit
4 5 (1.24%) TeamCity
5 4 (0.99%) Subversion
5 4 (0.99%) MSI
6 3 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.50%) TestDirector
7 2 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.25%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.25%) Selenium
8 1 (0.25%) WebLOAD
8 1 (0.25%) MSTest
8 1 (0.25%) WatiN
8 1 (0.25%) SpecFlow
General
1 75 (18.61%) Finance
2 19 (4.71%) Telecoms
3 13 (3.23%) Law
3 13 (3.23%) Legal
3 13 (3.23%) Marketing
4 8 (1.99%) Retail
5 6 (1.49%) Banking
5 6 (1.49%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.24%) Publishing
7 4 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (0.99%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.50%) German Language
8 2 (0.50%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.50%) Local Government
8 2 (0.50%) Billing
9 1 (0.25%) Electronics
9 1 (0.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 130 (32.26%) Analyst
2 53 (13.15%) Developer
3 38 (9.43%) Support Engineer
4 34 (8.44%) Business Analyst
5 31 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
5 31 (7.69%) Service Analyst
6 28 (6.95%) Project Manager
7 24 (5.96%) Consultant
8 23 (5.71%) IT Support
9 22 (5.46%) Support Analyst
10 19 (4.71%) Administrator
11 18 (4.47%) Help Desk Support
12 17 (4.22%) 2nd Line Support
13 13 (3.23%) Data Analyst
14 12 (2.98%) 1st Line Support
15 11 (2.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 11 (2.73%) VB Developer
16 10 (2.48%) Help Desk Analyst
17 9 (2.23%) Desktop Support
17 9 (2.23%) Microsoft Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (10.92%) .NET
2 31 (7.69%) HTML
3 30 (7.44%) XML
4 27 (6.70%) CSS
5 23 (5.71%) ASP.NET
6 15 (3.72%) Web Services
7 11 (2.73%) XSLT
7 11 (2.73%) ASP.NET MVC
8 9 (2.23%) jQuery
9 8 (1.99%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 6 (1.49%) .NET Framework
11 5 (1.24%) J2EE
11 5 (1.24%) Ruby on Rails
11 5 (1.24%) Ajax
11 5 (1.24%) RESTful
11 5 (1.24%) HTML5
11 5 (1.24%) KnockoutJS
11 5 (1.24%) CSS3
11 5 (1.24%) RabbitMQ
12 4 (0.99%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.21%) Blackberry
2 18 (4.47%) Management Information System
3 13 (3.23%) NHS
4 8 (1.99%) Clustering
5 6 (1.49%) Fat Client
5 6 (1.49%) Thin Client
5 6 (1.49%) AS400
6 4 (0.99%) Open Source
6 4 (0.99%) iSeries
6 4 (0.99%) Informatics
6 4 (0.99%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.74%) Client/Server
7 3 (0.74%) Data Extraction
7 3 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.50%) Social Media
8 2 (0.50%) Graphic Design
8 2 (0.50%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.50%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.50%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.25%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 159 (39.45%) Windows
2 64 (15.88%) Windows 7
3 40 (9.93%) Windows XP
4 33 (8.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (6.95%) Linux
6 23 (5.71%) UNIX
7 20 (4.96%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (1.49%) Windows 8
11 5 (1.24%) AIX
11 5 (1.24%) Solaris
12 1 (0.25%) VMS
12 1 (0.25%) Debian
12 1 (0.25%) CentOS
12 1 (0.25%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (16.13%) Project Management
2 54 (13.40%) ITIL
3 28 (6.95%) Change Management
4 27 (6.70%) Business Intelligence
5 26 (6.45%) PRINCE2
6 23 (5.71%) ERP
7 21 (5.21%) Incident Management
8 20 (4.96%) Time Management
8 20 (4.96%) Migration
8 20 (4.96%) OO
9 18 (4.47%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (4.22%) Service Management
11 16 (3.97%) MVC
12 15 (3.72%) Business Analysis
12 15 (3.72%) Systems Analysis
13 14 (3.47%) TDD
13 14 (3.47%) Data Analysis
13 14 (3.47%) Project Planning
14 13 (3.23%) Configuration Management
14 13 (3.23%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 66 (16.38%) SQL
2 33 (8.19%) C#
3 29 (7.20%) JavaScript
4 20 (4.96%) VBA
5 19 (4.71%) VB
6 17 (4.22%) PowerShell
7 13 (3.23%) Java
7 13 (3.23%) VB6
8 10 (2.48%) VBScript
9 9 (2.23%) T-SQL
10 8 (1.99%) PHP
11 5 (1.24%) Python
11 5 (1.24%) C
11 5 (1.24%) Ruby
12 4 (0.99%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.50%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.25%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.25%) Perl
14 1 (0.25%) C++
14 1 (0.25%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 51 (12.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (11.91%) Security Cleared
3 31 (7.69%) MCSE
4 28 (6.95%) MCP
5 24 (5.96%) Degree
6 23 (5.71%) SC Cleared
7 12 (2.98%) A+ Certification
8 11 (2.73%) MCDST
9 8 (1.99%) MCSA
10 7 (1.74%) PMI Certification
11 6 (1.49%) DV Cleared
11 6 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (1.49%) PMP
12 5 (1.24%) ISEB
12 5 (1.24%) MCITP
13 4 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (0.74%) CCNP
14 3 (0.74%) CCNA
14 3 (0.74%) ISTQB
15 2 (0.50%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (6.70%) SLA
2 11 (2.73%) QA
3 2 (0.50%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.50%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 87 (21.59%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.23%) Hyper-V
2 9 (2.23%) XenApp
3 8 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.74%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (1.24%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.99%) vSphere
6 4 (0.99%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.50%) Snort
8 2 (0.50%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.50%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.25%) KVM
Systems Management
1 26 (6.45%) SCCM
2 13 (3.23%) OpenView
2 13 (3.23%) OVSD
3 6 (1.49%) Tivoli
3 6 (1.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 5 (1.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (1.24%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (0.99%) SCOM
6 2 (0.50%) HP NNM
6 2 (0.50%) ZENworks
7 1 (0.25%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.25%) MIIS
7 1 (0.25%) WSUS
7 1 (0.25%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (0.25%) Puppet
7 1 (0.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 252 (62.53%) Microsoft
2 31 (7.69%) Citrix
3 28 (6.95%) HP
4 26 (6.45%) VMware
5 22 (5.46%) Oracle
6 16 (3.97%) McAfee
7 15 (3.72%) IBM
8 12 (2.98%) SAP
8 12 (2.98%) NetApp
8 12 (2.98%) Cisco
9 11 (2.73%) Lotus
10 10 (2.48%) Dell
11 9 (2.23%) Red Hat
12 7 (1.74%) EMC
12 7 (1.74%) Altiris
13 6 (1.49%) BMC
14 5 (1.24%) Business Objects
15 3 (0.74%) Remedy
15 3 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
15 3 (0.74%) Mercator
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