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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 19 18 16
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 215 168 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 7.11% 7.02% 7.91%
As % of the Applications category 50.95% 50.15% 53.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 78 93
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £154 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 38 47
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.23 £10.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £37.05 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.96 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.26% -6.50%
Applications Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
422 335 446
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 13.95% 14.01% 14.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 141 170
Average daily rate £325 £285 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £143 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £305
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 69 91
Average hourly rate £16.25 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.23 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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
Essex +3 58 £375 +56.25% 14
Hertfordshire -1 57 £190 -41.53% 14
Cambridgeshire -2 31 £163 -23.52% 27
Bedfordshire -8 25 £350 -0.70% 32
Suffolk -7 19 £450 +15.38% 11
Norfolk -1 17 £350 +250.00% 2
East Anglia -7 7 - - 2
MS Excel
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 271 (65.30%) Microsoft
2 173 (41.69%) Windows
3 145 (34.94%) MS Office
4 91 (21.93%) Finance
5 90 (21.69%) Active Directory
6 82 (19.76%) SQL Server
6 82 (19.76%) SQL
7 74 (17.83%) Windows 7
8 51 (12.29%) .NET
9 50 (12.05%) Microsoft Certification
9 50 (12.05%) Project Management
10 46 (11.08%) MS PowerPoint
11 42 (10.12%) ITIL
11 42 (10.12%) Windows Server 2008
12 39 (9.40%) Citrix
13 38 (9.16%) HP
13 38 (9.16%) Windows XP
14 37 (8.92%) XML
15 36 (8.67%) SharePoint
16 35 (8.43%) C#
17 32 (7.71%) Data Warehouse
17 32 (7.71%) MS Exchange
17 32 (7.71%) Migration
18 31 (7.47%) JavaScript
18 31 (7.47%) MS Project
19 30 (7.23%) Degree
20 29 (6.99%) DNS
20 29 (6.99%) Security Cleared
21 28 (6.75%) CSS
21 28 (6.75%) SCCM

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 36 (8.67%) SharePoint
2 32 (7.71%) MS Exchange
3 19 (4.58%) IIS
4 13 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
5 11 (2.65%) SharePoint 2010
6 10 (2.41%) SharePoint 2013
7 9 (2.17%) WebSphere
7 9 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (1.69%) WebLogic
8 7 (1.69%) IBM Notes
9 6 (1.45%) Apache
10 5 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
10 5 (1.20%) MQSeries
10 5 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.72%) Lync
12 2 (0.48%) CMS
12 2 (0.48%) IBM HTTP Server
12 2 (0.48%) MS Project Server
12 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 145 (34.94%) MS Office
2 46 (11.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 31 (7.47%) MS Project
4 24 (5.78%) MS Visio
5 20 (4.82%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.96%) PowerPivot
7 3 (0.72%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.48%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (0.48%) PrintSoft PReS
8 2 (0.48%) DOC1
Business Applications
1 17 (4.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.24%) CA Clarity
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.24%) SiteCatalyst
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.24%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.48%) SaaS
2 1 (0.24%) Office 365
2 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (6.99%) DNS
2 22 (5.30%) TCP/IP
2 22 (5.30%) Internet
3 21 (5.06%) DHCP
4 16 (3.86%) LAN
5 13 (3.13%) SAN
5 13 (3.13%) WAN
6 11 (2.65%) VPN
7 9 (2.17%) Firewall
8 7 (1.69%) FTP
9 6 (1.45%) Broadband
10 5 (1.20%) VoIP
11 4 (0.96%) HTTP
11 4 (0.96%) ADSL
11 4 (0.96%) Network Security
12 3 (0.72%) NAS
13 2 (0.48%) NetScaler
13 2 (0.48%) PSTN
14 1 (0.24%) Wireshark
14 1 (0.24%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (19.76%) SQL Server
2 32 (7.71%) Data Warehouse
3 25 (6.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 22 (5.30%) MS Access
5 18 (4.34%) SQL Server 2005
6 17 (4.10%) SQL Server 2012
7 15 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
8 14 (3.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (2.89%) Ingres
10 8 (1.93%) MySQL
11 7 (1.69%) DTS
12 6 (1.45%) QlikView
13 5 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (1.20%) DB2
13 5 (1.20%) Oracle Database
14 4 (0.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 4 (0.96%) Data Mart
15 3 (0.72%) Crystal Reports
15 3 (0.72%) Amazon Redshift
16 2 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 13 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (2.41%) Visual Studio
3 7 (1.69%) JIRA
3 7 (1.69%) MSI
4 4 (0.96%) Subversion
5 3 (0.72%) Selenium
5 3 (0.72%) SpecFlow
5 3 (0.72%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.48%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.24%) Lombardi
7 1 (0.24%) Ant
7 1 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.24%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.24%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.24%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.24%) VisualVM
General
1 91 (21.93%) Finance
2 16 (3.86%) Manufacturing
3 15 (3.61%) Law
4 14 (3.37%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.17%) Legal
6 8 (1.93%) Banking
7 6 (1.45%) Publishing
7 6 (1.45%) Marketing
7 6 (1.45%) Retail
8 3 (0.72%) Automotive
8 3 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.48%) Back Office
9 2 (0.48%) Advertising
9 2 (0.48%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.48%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.24%) Billing
10 1 (0.24%) German Language
10 1 (0.24%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 135 (32.53%) Analyst
2 71 (17.11%) Developer
3 41 (9.88%) Support Engineer
3 41 (9.88%) Service Analyst
3 41 (9.88%) Service Desk Analyst
4 31 (7.47%) Business Analyst
5 20 (4.82%) Support Analyst
6 19 (4.58%) Consultant
7 17 (4.10%) Microsoft Developer
7 17 (4.10%) VB Developer
7 17 (4.10%) Help Desk Analyst
7 17 (4.10%) 1st Line Support
8 13 (3.13%) Data Analyst
8 13 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 13 (3.13%) Technical Support
8 13 (3.13%) Administrator
8 13 (3.13%) Project Manager
9 12 (2.89%) Systems Analyst
9 12 (2.89%) Help Desk Support
10 11 (2.65%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (12.29%) .NET
2 37 (8.92%) XML
3 28 (6.75%) CSS
4 27 (6.51%) HTML
5 19 (4.58%) ASP.NET
6 14 (3.37%) Web Services
7 10 (2.41%) jQuery
8 9 (2.17%) WCF
8 9 (2.17%) XSLT
9 8 (1.93%) SOAP
9 8 (1.93%) Ajax
10 6 (1.45%) Reactive Extensions
10 6 (1.45%) Managed Extensibility Framework
10 6 (1.45%) XSL
10 6 (1.45%) J2EE
10 6 (1.45%) .NET Framework
11 5 (1.20%) Silverlight
11 5 (1.20%) XHTML
12 4 (0.96%) Application Packaging
13 3 (0.72%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.02%) Blackberry
2 12 (2.89%) NHS
3 9 (2.17%) Management Information System
4 8 (1.93%) Computer Science
5 7 (1.69%) Clustering
6 6 (1.45%) Informatics
7 5 (1.20%) Fat Client
7 5 (1.20%) Thin Client
8 3 (0.72%) AS400
8 3 (0.72%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.72%) Social Media
8 3 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.48%) iSeries
9 2 (0.48%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.48%) PMI
9 2 (0.48%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.48%) Data Extraction
10 1 (0.24%) Replication
10 1 (0.24%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.24%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 173 (41.69%) Windows
2 74 (17.83%) Windows 7
3 42 (10.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 38 (9.16%) Windows XP
5 24 (5.78%) Linux
6 19 (4.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (3.37%) UNIX
8 13 (3.13%) Windows 8
9 9 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.96%) SUSE
11 2 (0.48%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.48%) Solaris
12 1 (0.24%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.24%) AIX
12 1 (0.24%) OS/400
12 1 (0.24%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.24%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (12.05%) Project Management
2 42 (10.12%) ITIL
3 32 (7.71%) Migration
4 26 (6.27%) Incident Management
5 25 (6.02%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (5.54%) CRM
6 23 (5.54%) Business Intelligence
7 21 (5.06%) PRINCE2
8 20 (4.82%) Time Management
9 19 (4.58%) Stakeholder Management
9 19 (4.58%) ETL
10 18 (4.34%) Data Analysis
10 18 (4.34%) User Acceptance Testing
10 18 (4.34%) Project Planning
11 17 (4.10%) Business Analysis
12 16 (3.86%) TDD
13 15 (3.61%) Systems Analysis
14 14 (3.37%) Workflow
14 14 (3.37%) OO
15 13 (3.13%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 82 (19.76%) SQL
2 35 (8.43%) C#
3 31 (7.47%) JavaScript
4 26 (6.27%) VB
5 25 (6.02%) VBA
6 19 (4.58%) VB6
7 17 (4.10%) PowerShell
8 13 (3.13%) VBScript
8 13 (3.13%) Java
9 11 (2.65%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.72%) C
10 3 (0.72%) VB.NET
10 3 (0.72%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.48%) ABAP
12 1 (0.24%) Perl
12 1 (0.24%) PHP
12 1 (0.24%) COBOL
12 1 (0.24%) JCL
12 1 (0.24%) R
12 1 (0.24%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 50 (12.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (7.23%) Degree
3 29 (6.99%) Security Cleared
4 21 (5.06%) MCSE
5 16 (3.86%) MCP
6 14 (3.37%) MCITP
7 13 (3.13%) SC Cleared
8 10 (2.41%) ISEB
9 9 (2.17%) ISTQB
9 9 (2.17%) MCSA
9 9 (2.17%) A+ Certification
10 7 (1.69%) MCDST
10 7 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (1.69%) CCNP
11 5 (1.20%) PMP
11 5 (1.20%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.72%) MCTS
12 3 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.06%) QA
2 11 (2.65%) SLA
3 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
System Software
1 90 (21.69%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.65%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (2.17%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.69%) XenApp
6 6 (1.45%) XenDesktop
7 5 (1.20%) vSphere
8 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.48%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.48%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.24%) RACF
10 1 (0.24%) vCloud
10 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.24%) KVM
Systems Management
1 28 (6.75%) SCCM
2 16 (3.86%) HP Quality Center
3 15 (3.61%) OpenView
4 14 (3.37%) OVSD
5 9 (2.17%) SCOM
6 4 (0.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.72%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.48%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.48%) ZENworks
9 1 (0.24%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.24%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.24%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.24%) Puppet
9 1 (0.24%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.24%) Opsview
9 1 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 271 (65.30%) Microsoft
2 39 (9.40%) Citrix
3 38 (9.16%) HP
4 26 (6.27%) VMware
5 22 (5.30%) Oracle
6 12 (2.89%) Cisco
6 12 (2.89%) Dell
6 12 (2.89%) SAP
7 11 (2.65%) IBM
8 8 (1.93%) Red Hat
8 8 (1.93%) McAfee
9 7 (1.69%) NetApp
9 7 (1.69%) Lotus
9 7 (1.69%) Tableau
10 6 (1.45%) Remedy
10 6 (1.45%) BMC
11 5 (1.20%) Business Objects
11 5 (1.20%) CA
11 5 (1.20%) Adobe
11 5 (1.20%) EMC
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