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 5 March 2015 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 25 20 27
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +7
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 150 200 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 6.00% 7.56% 5.44%
As % of the Applications category 50.51% 54.95% 35.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 95 49
Average daily rate
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£275 £338 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% +10.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £123 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 23 25
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £9.30 £11.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.80 £21.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.69
% change year-on-year
- -4.69%
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
297 364 339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 11.87% 13.75% 15.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 158 144
Average daily rate £250 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £136 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 56 66
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.19% -7.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.52 £36.35 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -

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 5 March 2015.

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 5 March 2015.

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 5 March 2015. 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 -3 44 £288 -4.16% 47
Cambridgeshire +14 36 £300 -17.24% 26
Essex -10 36 £225 -41.17% 16
Bedfordshire -4 26 £288 -23.33% 15
Suffolk -2 5 £350 +40.00% 8
Norfolk -10 5 £300 +57.89% 12
MS Excel
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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.

1 249 (65.35%) Microsoft
2 178 (46.72%) Windows
3 148 (38.85%) MS Office
4 119 (31.23%) Active Directory
5 88 (23.10%) Finance
6 73 (19.16%) SQL
6 73 (19.16%) ITIL
7 68 (17.85%) Citrix
8 54 (14.17%) Blackberry
8 54 (14.17%) Windows 7
9 48 (12.60%) E-Commerce
9 48 (12.60%) Agile Software Development
10 46 (12.07%) .NET
10 46 (12.07%) Project Management
11 43 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
12 41 (10.76%) Telecoms
13 38 (9.97%) DNS
14 37 (9.71%) DHCP
15 36 (9.45%) SharePoint
15 36 (9.45%) MS PowerPoint
16 32 (8.40%) Incident Management
16 32 (8.40%) Oracle
17 31 (8.14%) SQL Server
17 31 (8.14%) VMware
18 28 (7.35%) HP
19 27 (7.09%) MS Exchange
19 27 (7.09%) Linux
20 26 (6.82%) Web Services
20 26 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
21 25 (6.56%) IIS

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 (9.45%) SharePoint
2 27 (7.09%) MS Exchange
3 25 (6.56%) IIS
4 22 (5.77%) CMS
5 17 (4.46%) IBM Notes
6 10 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (2.36%) Lotus Domino
8 8 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (1.84%) Sitecore CMS
9 7 (1.84%) Lync
10 6 (1.57%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (1.31%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (1.05%) WebSphere
12 4 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
13 2 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.52%) SAS
14 1 (0.26%) Confluence
14 1 (0.26%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 148 (38.85%) MS Office
2 36 (9.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 23 (6.04%) MS Visio
4 17 (4.46%) MS Project
5 5 (1.31%) Mingle
6 2 (0.52%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.26%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (2.62%) Oracle Financials
1 10 (2.62%) Oracle Payables
2 9 (2.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.26%) Summit
5 1 (0.26%) CA PPM
5 1 (0.26%) Tridion
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 23 (6.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (4.99%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.57%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (1.31%) PaaS
4 5 (1.31%) Office 365
5 2 (0.52%) IaaS
6 1 (0.26%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 38 (9.97%) DNS
2 37 (9.71%) DHCP
3 20 (5.25%) FTP
4 18 (4.72%) VPN
5 16 (4.20%) PBX
6 13 (3.41%) LAN
6 13 (3.41%) SAN
7 12 (3.15%) WAN
8 11 (2.89%) VoIP
8 11 (2.89%) Internet
9 6 (1.57%) Firewall
10 5 (1.31%) Radio Access Network
10 5 (1.31%) Wireless
11 4 (1.05%) 2G
11 4 (1.05%) 3G
11 4 (1.05%) TCP/IP
11 4 (1.05%) Network Security
11 4 (1.05%) 4G
11 4 (1.05%) LTE
12 3 (0.79%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (8.14%) SQL Server
2 22 (5.77%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (3.67%) QlikView
4 13 (3.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (3.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (2.89%) MS Access
7 9 (2.36%) Oracle Database
7 9 (2.36%) Snowflake Schema
8 7 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (1.84%) OLAP
8 7 (1.84%) Star Schema
9 6 (1.57%) MySQL
9 6 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (1.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (0.79%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
13 2 (0.52%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 6 (1.57%) Eclipse
2 4 (1.05%) Ant
3 3 (0.79%) MSTest
4 2 (0.52%) JIRA
4 2 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.26%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.26%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.26%) MSI
5 1 (0.26%) TestDirector
General
1 88 (23.10%) Finance
2 41 (10.76%) Telecoms
3 23 (6.04%) Law
4 14 (3.67%) Retail
5 13 (3.41%) Manufacturing
6 9 (2.36%) Advertising
7 7 (1.84%) Publishing
8 5 (1.31%) German Language
8 5 (1.31%) Marketing
8 5 (1.31%) Legal
9 4 (1.05%) Billing
10 3 (0.79%) French Language
11 2 (0.52%) Electronics
11 2 (0.52%) Banking
12 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.26%) Local Government
12 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 178 (46.72%) Analyst
2 69 (18.11%) Service Analyst
3 68 (17.85%) Service Desk Analyst
4 40 (10.50%) Support Analyst
5 37 (9.71%) Developer
6 30 (7.87%) Help Desk Analyst
7 24 (6.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 21 (5.51%) Support Engineer
9 19 (4.99%) Architect
10 18 (4.72%) Senior Analyst
11 17 (4.46%) IT Support
12 14 (3.67%) Project Manager
13 13 (3.41%) Team Leader
13 13 (3.41%) Administrator
14 12 (3.15%) Solutions Architect
14 12 (3.15%) Consultant
15 10 (2.62%) IT Support Analyst
16 9 (2.36%) Desktop Support
16 9 (2.36%) 2nd Line Support
17 8 (2.10%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (12.07%) .NET
2 26 (6.82%) Web Services
3 12 (3.15%) XML
4 10 (2.62%) HTML
5 6 (1.57%) CSS
5 6 (1.57%) HTML5
6 5 (1.31%) MDX
6 5 (1.31%) J2EE
6 5 (1.31%) SOAP
7 4 (1.05%) Middleware
7 4 (1.05%) XHTML
7 4 (1.05%) Ajax
7 4 (1.05%) JAX-WS
7 4 (1.05%) TopLink
7 4 (1.05%) JAX-RS
8 2 (0.52%) Flash
8 2 (0.52%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.52%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.52%) Application Packaging
8 2 (0.52%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 54 (14.17%) Blackberry
2 43 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (3.67%) IVR
4 13 (3.41%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.89%) Visualisation
6 8 (2.10%) Data Integration
7 7 (1.84%) iPad
7 7 (1.84%) Clustering
7 7 (1.84%) NHS
8 4 (1.05%) AS400
8 4 (1.05%) SecurID
8 4 (1.05%) iPhone
8 4 (1.05%) IBM XIV
9 3 (0.79%) iSeries
9 3 (0.79%) Mobile Payment
9 3 (0.79%) Replication
9 3 (0.79%) Data Extraction
9 3 (0.79%) Statistics
9 3 (0.79%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.52%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 178 (46.72%) Windows
2 54 (14.17%) Windows 7
3 27 (7.09%) Linux
4 26 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (5.77%) Windows XP
6 16 (4.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (4.20%) UNIX
7 13 (3.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (3.15%) Solaris
9 11 (2.89%) Windows 8
10 6 (1.57%) HPUX
10 6 (1.57%) Windows Vista
11 5 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.31%) Android
11 5 (1.31%) AIX
12 4 (1.05%) Windows 2000
12 4 (1.05%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.79%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.52%) FreeBSD
15 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (19.16%) ITIL
2 48 (12.60%) E-Commerce
2 48 (12.60%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (12.07%) Project Management
4 32 (8.40%) Incident Management
5 25 (6.56%) Document Management
6 24 (6.30%) Data Analysis
7 23 (6.04%) Stakeholder Management
8 20 (5.25%) Change Management
8 20 (5.25%) SOA
9 19 (4.99%) ETL
9 19 (4.99%) Requirements Analysis
10 18 (4.72%) Performance Tuning
11 17 (4.46%) ERP
11 17 (4.46%) PRINCE2
12 15 (3.94%) User Acceptance Testing
12 15 (3.94%) Configuration Management
12 15 (3.94%) Service Management
13 14 (3.67%) Migration
13 14 (3.67%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 73 (19.16%) SQL
2 25 (6.56%) C#
3 16 (4.20%) PowerShell
4 11 (2.89%) Java
4 11 (2.89%) JavaScript
4 11 (2.89%) VBA
5 9 (2.36%) VB
6 8 (2.10%) T-SQL
7 6 (1.57%) C++
8 5 (1.31%) Bash Shell
8 5 (1.31%) VBScript
9 4 (1.05%) VB.NET
10 3 (0.79%) VB6
10 3 (0.79%) C
10 3 (0.79%) Perl
10 3 (0.79%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.52%) Python
11 2 (0.52%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.26%) Ruby
12 1 (0.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 20 (5.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (4.99%) Security Cleared
3 13 (3.41%) Degree
4 12 (3.15%) SC Cleared
5 11 (2.89%) MCP
6 8 (2.10%) ISEB
7 7 (1.84%) MCSE
7 7 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (1.57%) PMI Certification
9 5 (1.31%) VCP4
10 4 (1.05%) PMP
10 4 (1.05%) MCSA
10 4 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (0.79%) MCITP
11 3 (0.79%) MCDST
11 3 (0.79%) Oracle Certification
11 3 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.52%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.51%) QA
2 19 (4.99%) SLA
3 2 (0.52%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.52%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.26%) CDISC
4 1 (0.26%) GCP
4 1 (0.26%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 119 (31.23%) Active Directory
2 15 (3.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (3.15%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.31%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.79%) XenApp
5 3 (0.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.52%) vCloud
6 2 (0.52%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.52%) vSphere
7 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.26%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.26%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 25 (6.56%) SCCM
2 22 (5.77%) SCOM
3 13 (3.41%) OpenView
4 7 (1.84%) OVSD
4 7 (1.84%) Backup Exec
4 7 (1.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (1.57%) NetBackup
6 5 (1.31%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.79%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.52%) Puppet
8 2 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.26%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.26%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.26%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.26%) WSUS
9 1 (0.26%) Nagios
9 1 (0.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 249 (65.35%) Microsoft
2 68 (17.85%) Citrix
3 32 (8.40%) Oracle
4 31 (8.14%) VMware
5 28 (7.35%) HP
6 19 (4.99%) SAP
7 17 (4.46%) Lotus
8 16 (4.20%) IBM
9 14 (3.67%) Verint
10 12 (3.15%) Remedy
10 12 (3.15%) Akamai
11 11 (2.89%) Tableau
11 11 (2.89%) Cisco
12 9 (2.36%) McAfee
13 8 (2.10%) Sophos
13 8 (2.10%) Dell
14 7 (1.84%) Sitecore
14 7 (1.84%) Business Objects
14 7 (1.84%) BMC
14 7 (1.84%) Symantec
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