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 5 February 2016 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 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 31 27 23
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 2674 2807 2972
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.67% 6.09% 6.70%
As % of the Applications category 52.04% 50.77% 50.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1559 1570 1603
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £165 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 254 273 233
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £26.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.05 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+14.64% -3.44%
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
5138 5529 5942
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.89% 12.00% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3057 3156 3198
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £150 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 485 546 578
Average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.10 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+11.03% -3.33%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -4 1111 £375 - 491
South East -9 522 £336 +1.89% 318
Yorkshire -1 203 £300 -6.25% 108
North West -5 195 £325 +14.73% 165
South West +10 177 £350 +10.23% 102
East of England +7 172 £381 +27.08% 64
West Midlands -6 172 £375 +20.00% 101
East Midlands -12 75 £275 -15.38% 53
North East -19 44 £300 -14.28% 16
Midlands +3 7 £500 +185.71%
MS Excel
UK

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 3690 (63.95%) Microsoft
2 1925 (33.36%) MS Office
3 1546 (26.79%) Finance
4 1506 (26.10%) Windows
5 1305 (22.62%) SQL
6 1089 (18.87%) SQL Server
7 1069 (18.53%) MS PowerPoint
8 880 (15.25%) Active Directory
9 857 (14.85%) Project Management
10 847 (14.68%) Analytical Skills
11 800 (13.86%) Agile Software Development
12 731 (12.67%) ITIL
13 693 (12.01%) MS Project
14 632 (10.95%) .NET
15 583 (10.10%) SharePoint
16 577 (10.00%) Windows 7
17 564 (9.77%) Security Cleared
18 551 (9.55%) MS Visio
19 546 (9.46%) PRINCE2
20 537 (9.31%) C#
21 533 (9.24%) Banking
22 506 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
23 493 (8.54%) Degree
24 486 (8.42%) Business Intelligence
25 476 (8.25%) Oracle
26 438 (7.59%) Migration
27 435 (7.54%) Windows Server
28 408 (7.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
29 395 (6.85%) CRM
30 389 (6.74%) SC Cleared

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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
1 583 (10.10%) SharePoint
2 334 (5.79%) MS Exchange
3 218 (3.78%) IIS
4 122 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 105 (1.82%) Lync
6 77 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
7 64 (1.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 63 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
8 63 (1.09%) SAS
9 60 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
10 50 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
11 47 (0.81%) WebSphere
12 46 (0.80%) Confluence
12 46 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
13 42 (0.73%) CMS
14 29 (0.50%) Apache
14 29 (0.50%) IBM Notes
15 27 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
15 27 (0.47%) MS Project Server
16 22 (0.38%) Node.js
Applications
1 1925 (33.36%) MS Office
2 1069 (18.53%) MS PowerPoint
3 693 (12.01%) MS Project
4 551 (9.55%) MS Visio
5 120 (2.08%) Spreadsheet
6 47 (0.81%) Photoshop
7 32 (0.55%) Acrobat
8 21 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
8 21 (0.36%) SPSS
9 17 (0.29%) PowerPivot
10 16 (0.28%) Adobe Captivate
10 16 (0.28%) Open Workbench
10 16 (0.28%) PaintShop Pro
11 11 (0.19%) AutoCAD
12 10 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 5 (0.087%) Simulink
13 5 (0.087%) Stateflow
13 5 (0.087%) TargetLink
14 4 (0.069%) Adobe Premiere
14 4 (0.069%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 252 (4.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 73 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
3 41 (0.71%) Primavera
4 36 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
5 32 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
6 24 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
6 24 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 21 (0.36%) SAP SRM
8 13 (0.23%) SAP MM
9 12 (0.21%) Maximo
10 11 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
11 10 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 10 (0.17%) SAP GRC
12 9 (0.16%) HFM
13 8 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
13 8 (0.14%) SAP ERP
13 8 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
14 7 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
14 7 (0.12%) PeopleSoft HRMS
14 7 (0.12%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 192 (3.33%) Office 365
2 169 (2.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 61 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
4 39 (0.68%) SaaS
5 29 (0.50%) IaaS
6 26 (0.45%) Google Analytics
7 19 (0.33%) PaaS
8 12 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
10 9 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
11 8 (0.14%) Google Apps
12 6 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (0.10%) OneDrive
12 6 (0.10%) SuccessFactors
12 6 (0.10%) Taleo
12 6 (0.10%) Yammer
13 4 (0.069%) Adobe Analytics
13 4 (0.069%) GitHub
13 4 (0.069%) MailChimp
14 3 (0.052%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 168 (2.91%) DNS
2 154 (2.67%) Firewall
3 141 (2.44%) VPN
4 132 (2.29%) Internet
5 130 (2.25%) LAN
6 122 (2.11%) DHCP
6 122 (2.11%) TCP/IP
7 118 (2.05%) WAN
8 99 (1.72%) SAN
9 75 (1.30%) Wireless
10 56 (0.97%) Skype
11 53 (0.92%) Intranet
12 44 (0.76%) VoIP
13 40 (0.69%) SSL
14 39 (0.68%) ATM
15 37 (0.64%) Remote Desktop
16 36 (0.62%) LDAP
16 36 (0.62%) Network Security
17 34 (0.59%) Cisco Nexus
18 32 (0.55%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1089 (18.87%) SQL Server
2 408 (7.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 370 (6.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 317 (5.49%) MS Access
5 275 (4.77%) SQL Server 2008
6 249 (4.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 219 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
8 172 (2.98%) Relational Database
9 163 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
10 139 (2.41%) BusinessObjects
11 100 (1.73%) SQL Server 2005
12 90 (1.56%) Oracle Database
13 78 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
14 56 (0.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 54 (0.94%) QlikView
16 50 (0.87%) MySQL
17 49 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
17 49 (0.85%) RDBMS
18 47 (0.81%) Data Mining
19 45 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 194 (3.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 158 (2.74%) Visual Studio
3 154 (2.67%) JIRA
4 59 (1.02%) Jenkins
5 56 (0.97%) Git (software)
6 49 (0.85%) Subversion
7 37 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 32 (0.55%) SpecFlow
9 31 (0.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 31 (0.54%) TeamCity
10 28 (0.49%) Maven
10 28 (0.49%) Selenium
11 25 (0.43%) Rational DOORS
12 23 (0.40%) Microsoft Blend
13 20 (0.35%) Oracle APEX
14 18 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
14 18 (0.31%) Toad
15 17 (0.29%) MSI
16 16 (0.28%) NUnit
17 13 (0.23%) FitNesse
General
1 1546 (26.79%) Finance
2 533 (9.24%) Banking
3 244 (4.23%) Telecoms
4 181 (3.14%) Retail
5 160 (2.77%) Legal
5 160 (2.77%) Marketing
6 134 (2.32%) Law
7 111 (1.92%) Investment Banking
8 102 (1.77%) Manufacturing
9 87 (1.51%) Advertising
10 74 (1.28%) Financial Institution
11 73 (1.27%) Front Office
12 64 (1.11%) Back Office
13 53 (0.92%) Publishing
14 46 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
15 37 (0.64%) Retail Banking
16 36 (0.62%) Electronics
17 35 (0.61%) German Language
17 35 (0.61%) Local Government
18 34 (0.59%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1681 (29.13%) Analyst
2 940 (16.29%) Developer
3 403 (6.98%) Project Manager
4 336 (5.82%) Business Analyst
5 294 (5.10%) Data Analyst
6 289 (5.01%) Consultant
7 262 (4.54%) Service Analyst
8 238 (4.12%) Support Analyst
9 230 (3.99%) Support Engineer
10 223 (3.86%) Architect
11 219 (3.80%) Service Desk Analyst
12 217 (3.76%) Administrator
13 211 (3.66%) SQL Developer
14 209 (3.62%) .NET Developer
15 175 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support
16 162 (2.81%) C# Developer
17 141 (2.44%) Coordinator
18 139 (2.41%) Desktop Support
19 137 (2.37%) IT Support
20 126 (2.18%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 632 (10.95%) .NET
2 261 (4.52%) HTML
3 247 (4.28%) ASP.NET
4 197 (3.41%) XML
5 186 (3.22%) Web Services
6 183 (3.17%) CSS
7 135 (2.34%) .NET Framework
8 121 (2.10%) jQuery
9 90 (1.56%) ASP.NET MVC
10 86 (1.49%) WCF
11 81 (1.40%) HTML5
12 73 (1.27%) WPF
13 69 (1.20%) AngularJS
14 59 (1.02%) MDX
15 53 (0.92%) SOAP
16 50 (0.87%) Middleware
17 47 (0.81%) Ajax
18 40 (0.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 39 (0.68%) COM
20 38 (0.66%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 847 (14.68%) Analytical Skills
2 325 (5.63%) Management Information System
3 170 (2.95%) Data Centre
4 145 (2.51%) Blackberry
5 135 (2.34%) NHS
6 107 (1.85%) Computer Science
7 81 (1.40%) Statistics
8 77 (1.33%) User Experience
9 67 (1.16%) PMI
10 62 (1.07%) Clustering
10 62 (1.07%) Data Structures
11 59 (1.02%) Mathematics
12 55 (0.95%) Driving Licence
13 50 (0.87%) Replication
14 48 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
15 47 (0.81%) Visualisation
16 44 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
17 43 (0.75%) Data Integration
18 42 (0.73%) e-Learning
19 41 (0.71%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 1506 (26.10%) Windows
2 577 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 435 (7.54%) Windows Server
4 298 (5.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 212 (3.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 201 (3.48%) Linux
7 195 (3.38%) Windows XP
8 186 (3.22%) Unix
9 182 (3.15%) Windows Server 2003
10 177 (3.07%) Windows 8
11 68 (1.18%) Apple iOS
12 58 (1.01%) Android
13 48 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 39 (0.68%) Windows Vista
15 38 (0.66%) Windows 10
16 28 (0.49%) Mac OS X
17 27 (0.47%) Solaris
18 19 (0.33%) AIX
18 19 (0.33%) Windows 2000
19 11 (0.19%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 857 (14.85%) Project Management
2 800 (13.86%) Agile Software Development
3 731 (12.67%) ITIL
4 546 (9.46%) PRINCE2
5 506 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
6 486 (8.42%) Business Intelligence
7 438 (7.59%) Migration
8 395 (6.85%) CRM
9 345 (5.98%) Change Management
10 304 (5.27%) Data Analysis
11 247 (4.28%) Business Analysis
12 229 (3.97%) Time Management
13 197 (3.41%) Risk Management
14 196 (3.40%) Analytics
14 196 (3.40%) SDLC
15 192 (3.33%) ETL
16 191 (3.31%) User Acceptance Testing
17 190 (3.29%) Data Modelling
17 190 (3.29%) Service Delivery
18 188 (3.26%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1305 (22.62%) SQL
2 537 (9.31%) C#
3 363 (6.29%) VBA
4 305 (5.29%) JavaScript
4 305 (5.29%) T-SQL
5 238 (4.12%) PowerShell
6 171 (2.96%) VB
7 133 (2.31%) C
8 132 (2.29%) Java
9 97 (1.68%) VB.NET
10 93 (1.61%) C++
11 83 (1.44%) VBScript
12 61 (1.06%) Python
13 52 (0.90%) Perl
14 49 (0.85%) PL/SQL
15 36 (0.62%) PHP
16 28 (0.49%) Ruby
17 27 (0.47%) Shell Script
18 26 (0.45%) Bash Shell
19 19 (0.33%) VB6
Qualifications
1 564 (9.77%) Security Cleared
2 493 (8.54%) Degree
3 389 (6.74%) SC Cleared
4 248 (4.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 134 (2.32%) PMI Certification
6 117 (2.03%) ISEB
7 114 (1.98%) MCSE
8 111 (1.92%) DV Cleared
9 88 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
10 87 (1.51%) PMP
11 80 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
12 76 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 71 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 70 (1.21%) MCP
15 65 (1.13%) ISTQB
16 57 (0.99%) CCNA
17 55 (0.95%) MCITP
18 38 (0.66%) CISSP
19 37 (0.64%) MCSA
20 35 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 197 (3.41%) QA
2 186 (3.22%) SLA
3 178 (3.08%) Data Quality
4 50 (0.87%) ISO 9001
5 48 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
6 39 (0.68%) TickIT
7 28 (0.49%) PCI DSS
8 24 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 24 (0.42%) P3O
9 20 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 10 (0.17%) COBIT
11 8 (0.14%) JSP 440
12 7 (0.12%) Def Stans
12 7 (0.12%) Solvency II
13 6 (0.10%) Basel II
13 6 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
13 6 (0.10%) EMIR
13 6 (0.10%) PMBOK
14 5 (0.087%) COSO
14 5 (0.087%) MiFID
System Software
1 880 (15.25%) Active Directory
2 270 (4.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 89 (1.54%) vSphere
4 81 (1.40%) Hyper-V
5 75 (1.30%) XenApp
6 43 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
7 41 (0.71%) VMware ESX
8 39 (0.68%) XenDesktop
9 15 (0.26%) XenServer
10 13 (0.23%) Terminal Services
10 13 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
11 12 (0.21%) Xen
12 11 (0.19%) BitLocker
13 10 (0.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 10 (0.17%) Firmware
14 9 (0.16%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 9 (0.16%) ISA Server
14 9 (0.16%) Terminal Server
15 8 (0.14%) NFS
15 8 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 204 (3.54%) SCCM
2 67 (1.16%) SCOM
3 50 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
4 39 (0.68%) Puppet
5 35 (0.61%) WSUS
6 32 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
7 24 (0.42%) Backup Exec
8 23 (0.40%) NetBackup
9 21 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 15 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
11 13 (0.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 13 (0.23%) Nagios
11 13 (0.23%) SCOrch
12 12 (0.21%) AirWatch
12 12 (0.21%) Control-M
12 12 (0.21%) Tivoli
13 10 (0.17%) NSN NetAct
14 9 (0.16%) OpenView
14 9 (0.16%) SCSM
14 9 (0.16%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 3690 (63.95%) Microsoft
2 476 (8.25%) Oracle
3 380 (6.59%) VMware
4 316 (5.48%) Citrix
5 283 (4.90%) SAP
6 230 (3.99%) HP
7 215 (3.73%) Cisco
8 118 (2.05%) IBM
9 95 (1.65%) Remedy
10 76 (1.32%) Apple
11 75 (1.30%) Adobe
11 75 (1.30%) EMC
12 72 (1.25%) Tableau
13 69 (1.20%) Dell
14 68 (1.18%) Red Hat
15 53 (0.92%) Google
16 43 (0.75%) iManage
16 43 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
17 42 (0.73%) Bloomberg
18 41 (0.71%) Symantec
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