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 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 20 20 14
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 230 162 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 7.46% 6.91% 8.39%
As % of the Applications category 48.42% 48.36% 54.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 70 103
Average daily rate
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£345 £338 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £213 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £421 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 41 47
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.05 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.80 £19.10 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -6.66%
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
475 335 474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 15.41% 14.28% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 135 184
Average daily rate £340 £328 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.81% +9.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £445 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 79 91
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.22 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.03% -13.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.00 £9.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £21.05 £34.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -4.83%

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 18 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 18 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 18 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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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 -4 65 £240 -40.00% 35
Cambridgeshire +22 47 £215 +1.17% 28
Essex -13 44 £263 -21.64% 13
Bedfordshire +4 41 £350 +6.06% 16
Suffolk +5 17 £425 +13.33% 4
East Anglia +1 7 £570 +75.38%
Norfolk -9 6 £450 +28.57% 5
MS Excel
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 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.

1 273 (64.39%) Microsoft
2 201 (47.41%) Windows
3 137 (32.31%) MS Office
4 124 (29.25%) Active Directory
5 106 (25.00%) Finance
6 81 (19.10%) SQL Server
7 77 (18.16%) Windows 7
8 76 (17.92%) SQL
9 57 (13.44%) .NET
10 56 (13.21%) Citrix
11 55 (12.97%) ITIL
12 52 (12.26%) Project Management
12 52 (12.26%) Agile Software Development
13 47 (11.08%) Analytical Skills
14 46 (10.85%) Blackberry
15 43 (10.14%) DNS
16 42 (9.91%) SharePoint
16 42 (9.91%) C#
17 39 (9.20%) HP
17 39 (9.20%) Windows Server 2008
18 38 (8.96%) MS PowerPoint
18 38 (8.96%) Incident Management
19 37 (8.73%) Data Warehouse
19 37 (8.73%) XML
20 36 (8.49%) Windows XP
20 36 (8.49%) MS Visio
20 36 (8.49%) DHCP
21 35 (8.25%) Microsoft Certification
21 35 (8.25%) Internet
21 35 (8.25%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 18 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 42 (9.91%) SharePoint
2 33 (7.78%) MS Exchange
3 30 (7.08%) IIS
4 16 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2007
5 15 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (2.83%) SharePoint 2010
7 11 (2.59%) WebSphere
8 10 (2.36%) CMS
9 8 (1.89%) Apache
10 7 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2003
10 7 (1.65%) WebLogic
10 7 (1.65%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
11 5 (1.18%) MQSeries
12 4 (0.94%) IBM HTTP Server
12 4 (0.94%) IBM Notes
12 4 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.71%) Lync
13 3 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.24%) Tomcat
Applications
1 137 (32.31%) MS Office
2 38 (8.96%) MS PowerPoint
3 36 (8.49%) MS Visio
4 29 (6.84%) MS Project
5 13 (3.07%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.71%) PowerPivot
6 3 (0.71%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.47%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.24%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 24 (5.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.94%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.47%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.47%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.47%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.24%) Summit
5 1 (0.24%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.24%) SiteCatalyst
5 1 (0.24%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.24%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.94%) Office 365
3 3 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (10.14%) DNS
2 36 (8.49%) DHCP
3 35 (8.25%) Internet
4 22 (5.19%) VPN
5 21 (4.95%) TCP/IP
6 20 (4.72%) LAN
7 16 (3.77%) WAN
7 16 (3.77%) FTP
8 13 (3.07%) SAN
9 12 (2.83%) Firewall
10 9 (2.12%) PBX
11 7 (1.65%) Broadband
11 7 (1.65%) IPv6
12 6 (1.42%) HTTP
13 5 (1.18%) ADSL
13 5 (1.18%) BGP
13 5 (1.18%) MPLS
14 4 (0.94%) VLAN
14 4 (0.94%) Network Security
14 4 (0.94%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (19.10%) SQL Server
2 37 (8.73%) Data Warehouse
3 35 (8.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 21 (4.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (4.25%) MS Access
6 17 (4.01%) SQL Server 2008
7 14 (3.30%) SQL Server 2012
8 11 (2.59%) SQL Server 2005
8 11 (2.59%) MySQL
9 10 (2.36%) Data Mart
10 8 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (1.65%) QlikView
11 7 (1.65%) OLAP
12 6 (1.42%) DB2
12 6 (1.42%) DTS
12 6 (1.42%) Ingres
12 6 (1.42%) BusinessObjects
13 5 (1.18%) DataStage
13 5 (1.18%) SQL Server 2000
13 5 (1.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 17 (4.01%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (1.65%) Visual Studio
3 6 (1.42%) MSI
4 4 (0.94%) JIRA
5 3 (0.71%) Selenium
5 3 (0.71%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.47%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.24%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.24%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.24%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.24%) Subversion
7 1 (0.24%) Lombardi
7 1 (0.24%) VisualVM
7 1 (0.24%) MSTest
7 1 (0.24%) Ant
General
1 106 (25.00%) Finance
2 34 (8.02%) Telecoms
3 23 (5.42%) Law
4 22 (5.19%) Manufacturing
5 12 (2.83%) Legal
6 11 (2.59%) Publishing
7 9 (2.12%) Advertising
8 7 (1.65%) Retail
9 5 (1.18%) Banking
9 5 (1.18%) Automotive
10 4 (0.94%) Marketing
11 3 (0.71%) German Language
11 3 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.71%) Billing
12 2 (0.47%) Back Office
13 1 (0.24%) Electronics
13 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.24%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.24%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 151 (35.61%) Analyst
2 70 (16.51%) Developer
3 57 (13.44%) Service Analyst
4 56 (13.21%) Service Desk Analyst
5 30 (7.08%) Support Engineer
5 30 (7.08%) Support Analyst
6 27 (6.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 25 (5.90%) Help Desk Analyst
8 21 (4.95%) Business Analyst
9 19 (4.48%) CRM Developer
10 17 (4.01%) Microsoft Developer
11 14 (3.30%) 1st Line Support
11 14 (3.30%) Technical Support
12 13 (3.07%) Project Manager
12 13 (3.07%) Dynamics CRM Developer
13 12 (2.83%) Consultant
14 11 (2.59%) Network Engineer
14 11 (2.59%) IT Support
15 10 (2.36%) Desktop Support
15 10 (2.36%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (13.44%) .NET
2 37 (8.73%) XML
3 24 (5.66%) Web Services
4 23 (5.42%) HTML
5 20 (4.72%) CSS
6 17 (4.01%) ASP.NET
7 16 (3.77%) WCF
8 13 (3.07%) SOAP
9 11 (2.59%) Reactive Extensions
9 11 (2.59%) Managed Extensibility Framework
10 10 (2.36%) jQuery
11 7 (1.65%) J2EE
12 6 (1.42%) .NET Framework
12 6 (1.42%) Silverlight
13 5 (1.18%) Ajax
14 4 (0.94%) XSLT
14 4 (0.94%) HTML5
15 3 (0.71%) Application Packaging
15 3 (0.71%) XSL
15 3 (0.71%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 47 (11.08%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (10.85%) Blackberry
3 9 (2.12%) IVR
3 9 (2.12%) Computer Science
4 7 (1.65%) Clustering
4 7 (1.65%) NHS
5 6 (1.42%) Data Integration
6 5 (1.18%) Management Information System
7 4 (0.94%) PMI
7 4 (0.94%) Informatics
7 4 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (0.94%) IBM XIV
7 4 (0.94%) User Experience
8 3 (0.71%) Social Media
9 2 (0.47%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.47%) Handset
10 1 (0.24%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.24%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.24%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.24%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 201 (47.41%) Windows
2 77 (18.16%) Windows 7
3 39 (9.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 36 (8.49%) Windows XP
5 22 (5.19%) Linux
6 18 (4.25%) Windows 8
7 16 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (3.54%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (2.36%) UNIX
10 8 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (1.42%) Windows 2000
12 4 (0.94%) HPUX
12 4 (0.94%) SUSE
13 2 (0.47%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.47%) Android
13 2 (0.47%) Solaris
14 1 (0.24%) AIX
14 1 (0.24%) OS/400
14 1 (0.24%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (12.97%) ITIL
2 52 (12.26%) Project Management
2 52 (12.26%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (8.96%) Incident Management
4 29 (6.84%) CRM
5 28 (6.60%) E-Commerce
6 27 (6.37%) Stakeholder Management
7 26 (6.13%) Document Management
7 26 (6.13%) Business Intelligence
8 25 (5.90%) Project Planning
9 24 (5.66%) PRINCE2
9 24 (5.66%) Migration
9 24 (5.66%) Data Analysis
10 23 (5.42%) ETL
11 22 (5.19%) TDD
12 19 (4.48%) Workflow
13 17 (4.01%) User Acceptance Testing
14 15 (3.54%) Data Modelling
14 15 (3.54%) ERP
15 14 (3.30%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 76 (17.92%) SQL
2 42 (9.91%) C#
3 25 (5.90%) JavaScript
4 23 (5.42%) PowerShell
5 21 (4.95%) VB
6 18 (4.25%) VBA
7 15 (3.54%) Java
8 12 (2.83%) T-SQL
9 10 (2.36%) VB6
10 9 (2.12%) VBScript
11 5 (1.18%) PL/SQL
11 5 (1.18%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.94%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.47%) ABAP
13 2 (0.47%) Python
13 2 (0.47%) PHP
14 1 (0.24%) C
14 1 (0.24%) COBOL
14 1 (0.24%) JCL
14 1 (0.24%) FQL
Qualifications
1 35 (8.25%) Microsoft Certification
1 35 (8.25%) Degree
2 31 (7.31%) Security Cleared
3 20 (4.72%) SC Cleared
4 16 (3.77%) MCITP
5 11 (2.59%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (2.59%) CCNP
6 9 (2.12%) ISEB
7 8 (1.89%) PMI Certification
7 8 (1.89%) ISTQB
8 7 (1.65%) MCDST
8 7 (1.65%) CCNA
8 7 (1.65%) MCSE
9 6 (1.42%) PMP
9 6 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 5 (1.18%) MCP
10 5 (1.18%) CCIE
11 4 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.71%) MCSA
12 3 (0.71%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.95%) QA
2 11 (2.59%) SLA
3 5 (1.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 124 (29.25%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.65%) vSphere
4 6 (1.42%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (1.18%) vCloud
5 5 (1.18%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.71%) Terminal Services
6 3 (0.71%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.24%) XenApp
7 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.24%) RACF
7 1 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 32 (7.55%) SCCM
2 28 (6.60%) SCOM
3 19 (4.48%) OpenView
4 18 (4.25%) OVSD
5 14 (3.30%) HP Quality Center
6 10 (2.36%) Backup Exec
7 9 (2.12%) NetBackup
8 5 (1.18%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.71%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.71%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.47%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (0.24%) Opsview
11 1 (0.24%) HP SIM
11 1 (0.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 1 (0.24%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 273 (64.39%) Microsoft
2 56 (13.21%) Citrix
3 39 (9.20%) HP
4 30 (7.08%) VMware
5 26 (6.13%) Oracle
6 16 (3.77%) Cisco
7 15 (3.54%) SAP
8 11 (2.59%) IBM
8 11 (2.59%) Remedy
9 10 (2.36%) Sophos
9 10 (2.36%) Business Objects
10 9 (2.12%) Dell
10 9 (2.12%) Verint
11 7 (1.65%) Tableau
11 7 (1.65%) McAfee
12 6 (1.42%) Red Hat
12 6 (1.42%) JBoss
12 6 (1.42%) Symantec
13 5 (1.18%) Acronis
13 5 (1.18%) Adobe
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