The table below looks at the statistics for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 26 23 21
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 3399 3363 3154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 6.40% 6.68% 6.56%
As % of the Applications category 54.01% 50.95% 51.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1999 1900 1721
Average daily rate
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£360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £155 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 336 326 271
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.44 £27.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.73 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-7.81% +4.86%
MS Excel
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
6293 6600 6128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 11.84% 13.12% 12.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3737 3739 3376
Average daily rate £350 £345 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 598 666 605
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.35 £31.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.22 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-1.46% -1.79%

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Excel Jobs Demand Trend in England

MS Excel
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Excel across the England region.

MS Excel Daily Rate Trend in England

MS Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

MS Excel Daily Rate Histogram in England

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel across the England region.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Trend in England

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Histogram in England

MS Excel
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
London +1 1435 £385 +2.66% 427
South East -7 712 £350 +7.69% 261
North West +2 254 £363 +11.53% 139
South West -3 218 £313 +0.80% 75
Yorkshire -5 205 £350 - 104
East of England -1 185 £300 -14.28% 83
West Midlands -2 163 £311 +3.75% 74
East Midlands 0 134 £225 -29.41% 51
North East -2 76 £300 -18.36% 31
Midlands +2 6 £485 +173.23% 1
South Coast - 3 - -
MS Excel
UK

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 4180 (62.95%) Microsoft
2 2195 (33.06%) MS Office
3 1735 (26.13%) Windows
4 1686 (25.39%) Finance
5 1594 (24.01%) SQL
6 1265 (19.05%) SQL Server
7 1186 (17.86%) MS PowerPoint
8 1016 (15.30%) Active Directory
9 1009 (15.20%) Project Management
10 962 (14.49%) Analytical Skills
11 877 (13.21%) ITIL
12 843 (12.70%) MS Project
13 729 (10.98%) Agile Software Development
14 727 (10.95%) SharePoint
15 695 (10.47%) MS Visio
16 674 (10.15%) .NET
17 659 (9.92%) Security Cleared
18 623 (9.38%) Windows 7
19 607 (9.14%) Banking
20 565 (8.51%) PRINCE2
21 541 (8.15%) Migration
22 536 (8.07%) C#
23 532 (8.01%) Degree
24 523 (7.88%) VMware
25 506 (7.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 503 (7.58%) Stakeholder Management
27 501 (7.55%) Oracle
28 498 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
29 483 (7.27%) CRM
30 438 (6.60%) SQL Server Integration Services

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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
1 727 (10.95%) SharePoint
2 395 (5.95%) MS Exchange
3 180 (2.71%) Lync
4 174 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2010
5 160 (2.41%) IIS
6 105 (1.58%) SAS
7 89 (1.34%) SharePoint 2013
8 83 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
9 77 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
10 74 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2007
11 70 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
12 44 (0.66%) IBM Notes
13 39 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 39 (0.59%) CMS
14 37 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2003
15 36 (0.54%) WebSphere
16 32 (0.48%) Tomcat
17 31 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
18 28 (0.42%) Apache
19 26 (0.39%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 2195 (33.06%) MS Office
2 1186 (17.86%) MS PowerPoint
3 843 (12.70%) MS Project
4 695 (10.47%) MS Visio
5 115 (1.73%) Spreadsheet
6 37 (0.56%) PowerPivot
7 34 (0.51%) Photoshop
8 27 (0.41%) SPSS
9 22 (0.33%) Acrobat
10 16 (0.24%) InfoPath
11 13 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 12 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
13 11 (0.17%) Open Workbench
14 9 (0.14%) PaintShop Pro
15 8 (0.12%) Maya
16 7 (0.11%) AutoCAD
17 6 (0.090%) InDesign
18 3 (0.045%) Adobe Captivate
18 3 (0.045%) Simulink
18 3 (0.045%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 351 (5.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 96 (1.45%) Dynamics AX
3 26 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
4 22 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
5 14 (0.21%) Agresso
5 14 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 13 (0.20%) Primavera
6 13 (0.20%) SAP ERP
6 13 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
7 11 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
8 10 (0.15%) SAP SRM
9 9 (0.14%) SAP HR
9 9 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
9 9 (0.14%) Markit EDM
9 9 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 8 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
11 7 (0.11%) SAP HCM
11 7 (0.11%) Maximo
11 7 (0.11%) IntelliMatch
12 6 (0.090%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 178 (2.68%) Office 365
2 103 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
4 29 (0.44%) Google Analytics
5 28 (0.42%) SaaS
6 27 (0.41%) IaaS
7 23 (0.35%) GitHub
8 16 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
9 15 (0.23%) Google Apps
10 14 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
11 13 (0.20%) PaaS
12 9 (0.14%) Adobe Analytics
13 6 (0.090%) Google Cloud Platform
13 6 (0.090%) Yammer
14 4 (0.060%) Lucidchart
14 4 (0.060%) Mimecast
14 4 (0.060%) Taleo
14 4 (0.060%) Google App Engine
15 3 (0.045%) Amazon EC2
15 3 (0.045%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 231 (3.48%) DNS
2 214 (3.22%) LAN
3 203 (3.06%) WAN
4 195 (2.94%) SAN
5 191 (2.88%) Firewall
6 190 (2.86%) TCP/IP
7 173 (2.61%) DHCP
8 161 (2.42%) VPN
9 142 (2.14%) Internet
10 76 (1.14%) Intranet
11 64 (0.96%) Wireless
12 63 (0.95%) LDAP
13 62 (0.93%) VoIP
14 55 (0.83%) VLAN
15 51 (0.77%) NAS
16 49 (0.74%) SSL
17 48 (0.72%) ATM
18 47 (0.71%) Unified Communications
19 46 (0.69%) Network Security
20 43 (0.65%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1265 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 506 (7.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 438 (6.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 341 (5.14%) Data Warehouse
5 338 (5.09%) MS Access
6 282 (4.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 262 (3.95%) SQL Server 2008
8 208 (3.13%) Relational Database
9 155 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
10 123 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
11 99 (1.49%) QlikView
12 83 (1.25%) Oracle Database
13 79 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
14 78 (1.17%) RDBMS
15 73 (1.10%) MySQL
16 72 (1.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 67 (1.01%) Crystal Reports
18 55 (0.83%) Data Mining
19 54 (0.81%) OLAP
20 51 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 201 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 182 (2.74%) Visual Studio
3 107 (1.61%) JIRA
4 51 (0.77%) Jenkins
5 44 (0.66%) Subversion
6 34 (0.51%) Git (software)
7 32 (0.48%) Selenium
8 31 (0.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 26 (0.39%) TeamCity
10 25 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 24 (0.36%) SoapUI
12 22 (0.33%) ERwin
13 21 (0.32%) NUnit
14 17 (0.26%) MSI
14 17 (0.26%) Toad
14 17 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
15 13 (0.20%) Ant
16 12 (0.18%) JUnit
16 12 (0.18%) Oracle Forms
16 12 (0.18%) TestDirector
General
1 1686 (25.39%) Finance
2 607 (9.14%) Banking
3 323 (4.86%) Telecoms
4 240 (3.61%) Retail
5 199 (3.00%) Legal
6 196 (2.95%) Investment Banking
7 159 (2.39%) Law
8 151 (2.27%) Marketing
9 112 (1.69%) Financial Institution
10 100 (1.51%) Front Office
11 98 (1.48%) Manufacturing
12 69 (1.04%) Advertising
13 61 (0.92%) Back Office
14 46 (0.69%) Local Government
15 36 (0.54%) Publishing
16 34 (0.51%) General Ledger
17 33 (0.50%) Retail Banking
18 31 (0.47%) French Language
18 31 (0.47%) Automotive
18 31 (0.47%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2070 (31.17%) Analyst
2 964 (14.52%) Developer
3 456 (6.87%) Project Manager
4 438 (6.60%) Business Analyst
5 346 (5.21%) Data Analyst
6 328 (4.94%) Support Analyst
7 304 (4.58%) Service Analyst
8 279 (4.20%) Service Desk Analyst
9 260 (3.92%) Consultant
10 246 (3.70%) Administrator
11 239 (3.60%) Support Engineer
12 237 (3.57%) Architect
13 194 (2.92%) Coordinator
14 179 (2.70%) 2nd Line Support
15 163 (2.45%) Desktop Support
16 160 (2.41%) SQL Developer
17 121 (1.82%) .NET Developer
18 114 (1.72%) 1st Line Support
18 114 (1.72%) Test Analyst
19 107 (1.61%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 674 (10.15%) .NET
2 291 (4.38%) HTML
3 235 (3.54%) XML
4 228 (3.43%) ASP.NET
5 188 (2.83%) Web Services
6 174 (2.62%) CSS
7 129 (1.94%) .NET Framework
8 127 (1.91%) WCF
9 101 (1.52%) jQuery
10 90 (1.36%) HTML5
11 85 (1.28%) SOAP
12 78 (1.17%) Middleware
13 70 (1.05%) WPF
14 64 (0.96%) MDX
15 56 (0.84%) ASP.NET MVC
16 55 (0.83%) Ajax
17 47 (0.71%) JSP
17 47 (0.71%) Entity Framework
18 45 (0.68%) ASP.NET Web API
19 40 (0.60%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 962 (14.49%) Analytical Skills
2 360 (5.42%) Management Information System
3 205 (3.09%) Data Centre
4 167 (2.52%) NHS
5 161 (2.42%) Blackberry
6 141 (2.12%) Computer Science
7 96 (1.45%) Clustering
8 86 (1.30%) Statistics
9 70 (1.05%) User Experience
10 62 (0.93%) Client/Server
10 62 (0.93%) PMI
11 60 (0.90%) iPhone
12 56 (0.84%) Data Structures
13 55 (0.83%) Mathematics
14 54 (0.81%) Visualisation
15 53 (0.80%) Data Extraction
16 51 (0.77%) Derivative
17 50 (0.75%) Replication
18 49 (0.74%) iPad
19 43 (0.65%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1735 (26.13%) Windows
2 623 (9.38%) Windows 7
3 380 (5.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 295 (4.44%) Linux
5 288 (4.34%) Windows XP
6 280 (4.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 235 (3.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 234 (3.52%) UNIX
9 146 (2.20%) Windows 8
10 75 (1.13%) Android
11 55 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 47 (0.71%) Apple iOS
13 46 (0.69%) Solaris
14 41 (0.62%) Windows Vista
15 28 (0.42%) Mac OS X
16 27 (0.41%) Windows 2000
17 26 (0.39%) AIX
18 20 (0.30%) Windows 2000 Server
19 12 (0.18%) Mac OS
20 11 (0.17%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1009 (15.20%) Project Management
2 877 (13.21%) ITIL
3 729 (10.98%) Agile Software Development
4 565 (8.51%) PRINCE2
5 541 (8.15%) Migration
6 503 (7.58%) Stakeholder Management
7 498 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
8 483 (7.27%) CRM
9 388 (5.84%) Data Analysis
10 357 (5.38%) Change Management
11 296 (4.46%) Business Analysis
12 270 (4.07%) ETL
13 263 (3.96%) Time Management
14 253 (3.81%) Service Management
15 223 (3.36%) Analytics
16 218 (3.28%) User Acceptance Testing
17 211 (3.18%) SDLC
18 200 (3.01%) Data Modelling
18 200 (3.01%) Scrum
19 195 (2.94%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 1594 (24.01%) SQL
2 536 (8.07%) C#
3 368 (5.54%) VBA
4 367 (5.53%) T-SQL
5 315 (4.74%) JavaScript
6 228 (3.43%) PowerShell
7 206 (3.10%) VB
8 205 (3.09%) Java
9 122 (1.84%) C
10 86 (1.30%) VBScript
11 85 (1.28%) VB.NET
12 68 (1.02%) C++
13 67 (1.01%) Perl
14 61 (0.92%) Python
15 54 (0.81%) Shell Script
16 47 (0.71%) PL/SQL
17 35 (0.53%) PHP
18 23 (0.35%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 22 (0.33%) R
20 19 (0.29%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 659 (9.92%) Security Cleared
2 532 (8.01%) Degree
3 395 (5.95%) SC Cleared
4 338 (5.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 172 (2.59%) MCSE
6 141 (2.12%) PMI Certification
7 136 (2.05%) DV Cleared
8 104 (1.57%) ISEB
9 98 (1.48%) PMP
9 98 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
10 96 (1.45%) MCITP
11 84 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
11 84 (1.27%) MCP
12 73 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 71 (1.07%) ISTQB
14 60 (0.90%) CCNA
15 59 (0.89%) MCTS
16 48 (0.72%) MCSA
17 47 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 46 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 275 (4.14%) SLA
2 200 (3.01%) QA
3 52 (0.78%) Data Quality
4 44 (0.66%) ISO 9001
5 39 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 33 (0.50%) PCI DSS
7 25 (0.38%) P3O
8 23 (0.35%) TickIT
9 22 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 22 (0.33%) COBIT
10 17 (0.26%) Solvency II
11 12 (0.18%) CRD IV
12 11 (0.17%) COREP
13 9 (0.14%) EMIR
13 9 (0.14%) MiFID
14 8 (0.12%) JSP 440
15 7 (0.11%) Basel III
15 7 (0.11%) COSO
15 7 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
16 5 (0.075%) BS25999
System Software
1 1016 (15.30%) Active Directory
2 337 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 124 (1.87%) vSphere
4 109 (1.64%) XenApp
5 106 (1.60%) Hyper-V
6 58 (0.87%) VMware ESX
7 48 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
8 45 (0.68%) XenDesktop
9 38 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
10 26 (0.39%) Terminal Services
11 22 (0.33%) NFS
11 22 (0.33%) XenServer
12 20 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 19 (0.29%) vCloud
14 18 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
15 16 (0.24%) Docker
16 15 (0.23%) Terminal Server
16 15 (0.23%) VMware Server
17 13 (0.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 13 (0.20%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 274 (4.13%) SCCM
2 77 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
3 73 (1.10%) SCOM
4 44 (0.66%) Backup Exec
5 36 (0.54%) NetBackup
6 35 (0.53%) Puppet
7 34 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 25 (0.38%) WSUS
9 22 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
9 22 (0.33%) Control-M
10 21 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
11 20 (0.30%) SCVMM
12 18 (0.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 17 (0.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 16 (0.24%) SCOrch
15 15 (0.23%) Tivoli
15 15 (0.23%) WMI
16 14 (0.21%) OpenView
16 14 (0.21%) AirWatch
17 12 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 4180 (62.95%) Microsoft
2 523 (7.88%) VMware
3 501 (7.55%) Oracle
4 394 (5.93%) Citrix
5 309 (4.65%) HP
6 304 (4.58%) Cisco
7 273 (4.11%) SAP
8 136 (2.05%) IBM
9 95 (1.43%) NetApp
10 90 (1.36%) Remedy
11 78 (1.17%) Sybase
12 77 (1.16%) Symantec
13 75 (1.13%) Dell
14 74 (1.11%) Tableau
15 73 (1.10%) Red Hat
16 72 (1.08%) Apple
17 71 (1.07%) Adobe
17 71 (1.07%) Google
18 69 (1.04%) CheckPoint
19 63 (0.95%) McAfee
Northamptonshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £18.52 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Venn Group
Rate: £200 - £250 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
IT Retail People Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Good Rates, Good Team, Interesting Work
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Aquent
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £100 - £120 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
ICP Search
Rate: From £375 to £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £110 - £130 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £130 - £150 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
Network ITR
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: £410 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterlee, County Durham
Synergize Consulting Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £10.00 - £413.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £330.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Stott & May
Rate: £200 - £325 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago