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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 31 25 24
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 2901 3342 3173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.89% 6.57% 6.60%
As % of the Applications category 55.56% 54.31% 50.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1751 1954 1722
Median daily rate £374 £350 £349
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.85% +0.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £165 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 263 300 302
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £10.00 £9.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £32.45 £29.48
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -6.66%
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
5221 6153 6258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.60% 12.10% 13.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3155 3533 3416
Median daily rate £350 £350 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 432 583 662
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.64 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.53% +0.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -6.45%

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing MS Excel as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 June 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 29 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Excel within the England region over the 3 months to 29 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -12 1131 £400 +6.66% 283
South East -7 614 £350 - 196
East of England +9 218 £350 +6.87% 74
West Midlands -7 205 £350 -6.66% 70
North West -4 199 £400 +21.21% 86
South West -2 166 £325 - 77
North East -10 136 £280 +12.00% 15
Yorkshire -18 130 £362 +11.30% 63
East Midlands -5 79 £350 +46.59% 28
Midlands -1 14 £475 +93.87% 1
MS Excel
UK

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for MS Excel.

1 3617 (62.97%) Microsoft
2 1935 (33.69%) MS Office
3 1601 (27.87%) Windows
4 1442 (25.10%) Finance
5 1293 (22.51%) SQL
6 1093 (19.03%) SQL Server
7 1080 (18.80%) Active Directory
8 969 (16.87%) MS PowerPoint
9 899 (15.65%) Project Management
10 873 (15.20%) Agile Software Development
11 794 (13.82%) Analytical Skills
12 766 (13.34%) ITIL
13 727 (12.66%) .NET
14 685 (11.93%) MS Project
15 684 (11.91%) Security Cleared
16 646 (11.25%) SharePoint
17 605 (10.53%) Windows Server
18 585 (10.18%) C#
19 566 (9.85%) Oracle
20 549 (9.56%) CRM
21 517 (9.00%) Stakeholder Management
22 510 (8.88%) MS Visio
23 493 (8.58%) PRINCE2
23 493 (8.58%) Degree
24 485 (8.44%) Migration
25 461 (8.03%) Windows 7
26 440 (7.66%) SC Cleared
27 439 (7.64%) Business Intelligence
28 437 (7.61%) Banking
29 434 (7.56%) Citrix

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 646 (11.25%) SharePoint
2 335 (5.83%) MS Exchange
3 214 (3.73%) IIS
4 153 (2.66%) Skype for Business
5 107 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2010
6 79 (1.38%) BizTalk Server
7 69 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
7 69 (1.20%) WebSphere
8 66 (1.15%) IBM Notes
9 63 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
10 61 (1.06%) SAS
11 55 (0.96%) Apache
12 52 (0.91%) CMS
13 46 (0.80%) Confluence
14 44 (0.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 44 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
15 31 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
15 31 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
16 29 (0.50%) Tomcat
17 20 (0.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1935 (33.69%) MS Office
2 969 (16.87%) MS PowerPoint
3 685 (11.93%) MS Project
4 510 (8.88%) MS Visio
5 111 (1.93%) Spreadsheet
6 46 (0.80%) Photoshop
7 22 (0.38%) Acrobat
7 22 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
8 15 (0.26%) SPSS
9 13 (0.23%) InfoPath
10 11 (0.19%) Open Workbench
11 9 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 7 (0.12%) InDesign
13 6 (0.10%) Adobe Captivate
13 6 (0.10%) AutoCAD
14 4 (0.070%) FrameMaker
14 4 (0.070%) PaintShop Pro
15 3 (0.052%) Adobe After Effects
15 3 (0.052%) ProjectWise
16 2 (0.035%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 367 (6.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 74 (1.29%) Dynamics AX
3 37 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
4 33 (0.57%) Primavera
5 29 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
6 21 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
6 21 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 18 (0.31%) Eloqua
8 13 (0.23%) assyst
8 13 (0.23%) Maximo
9 12 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
10 10 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
11 9 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
11 9 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
12 8 (0.14%) Beauchamp
12 8 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
12 8 (0.14%) Oracle CRM
12 8 (0.14%) ResourceLink
13 7 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
13 7 (0.12%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 280 (4.87%) Office 365
2 236 (4.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 81 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
4 58 (1.01%) SaaS
5 54 (0.94%) IaaS
6 53 (0.92%) PaaS
7 39 (0.68%) Yammer
8 20 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
8 20 (0.35%) Google Analytics
9 16 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
10 12 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
11 11 (0.19%) Google Apps
12 10 (0.17%) OneDrive
13 9 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
14 6 (0.10%) GitHub
15 5 (0.087%) Amazon S3
16 4 (0.070%) AdWords
16 4 (0.070%) Force.com
16 4 (0.070%) Veeva
17 3 (0.052%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 262 (4.56%) DNS
2 222 (3.86%) Firewall
3 201 (3.50%) DHCP
4 186 (3.24%) TCP/IP
5 160 (2.79%) Internet
6 158 (2.75%) VPN
7 137 (2.39%) SAN
8 108 (1.88%) WAN
9 103 (1.79%) LAN
10 92 (1.60%) Network Security
11 90 (1.57%) Wireless
12 79 (1.38%) Skype
13 71 (1.24%) HTTP
14 66 (1.15%) Intranet
15 64 (1.11%) LDAP
16 53 (0.92%) SSL
17 47 (0.82%) IPsec
18 42 (0.73%) VoIP
19 41 (0.71%) Remote Desktop
20 37 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1093 (19.03%) SQL Server
2 341 (5.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 298 (5.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 246 (4.28%) MS Access
5 218 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
6 201 (3.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 193 (3.36%) SQL Server 2008
8 173 (3.01%) Relational Database
9 166 (2.89%) SQL Server 2012
10 120 (2.09%) BusinessObjects
11 107 (1.86%) Oracle Database
12 77 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
13 73 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
14 66 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
15 64 (1.11%) Data Mining
16 62 (1.08%) QlikView
17 55 (0.96%) RDBMS
18 54 (0.94%) Power BI
19 48 (0.84%) MySQL
20 38 (0.66%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 184 (3.20%) Team Foundation Server
2 145 (2.52%) Visual Studio
3 139 (2.42%) JIRA
4 58 (1.01%) Jenkins
5 51 (0.89%) Git (software)
5 51 (0.89%) SpecFlow
6 48 (0.84%) Selenium
6 48 (0.84%) Subversion
7 38 (0.66%) TeamCity
8 33 (0.57%) NUnit
9 27 (0.47%) MSI
10 26 (0.45%) Cucumber
10 26 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 24 (0.42%) TestComplete
12 23 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
13 22 (0.38%) MSBuild
14 14 (0.24%) HP UFT
14 14 (0.24%) LoadRunner
14 14 (0.24%) MSTest
14 14 (0.24%) Toad
General
1 1442 (25.10%) Finance
2 437 (7.61%) Banking
3 274 (4.77%) Telecoms
4 202 (3.52%) Retail
5 200 (3.48%) Marketing
6 127 (2.21%) Law
7 113 (1.97%) Legal
8 106 (1.85%) Manufacturing
9 99 (1.72%) Investment Banking
10 89 (1.55%) Back Office
11 87 (1.51%) Advertising
12 65 (1.13%) Front Office
13 52 (0.91%) Publishing
14 44 (0.77%) Billing
15 41 (0.71%) German Language
16 39 (0.68%) French Language
17 38 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
18 34 (0.59%) Financial Institution
18 34 (0.59%) Spanish Language
19 23 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1479 (25.75%) Analyst
2 840 (14.62%) Developer
3 374 (6.51%) Project Manager
4 303 (5.28%) Architect
4 303 (5.28%) Consultant
5 278 (4.84%) Service Analyst
6 270 (4.70%) Business Analyst
7 239 (4.16%) Support Engineer
8 229 (3.99%) Support Analyst
9 223 (3.88%) Administrator
10 219 (3.81%) Service Desk Analyst
11 214 (3.73%) .NET Developer
12 207 (3.60%) Data Analyst
13 172 (2.99%) SQL Developer
14 154 (2.68%) C# Developer
15 152 (2.65%) Coordinator
16 134 (2.33%) 2nd Line Support
17 123 (2.14%) IT Analyst
18 122 (2.12%) Solutions Architect
19 114 (1.98%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 727 (12.66%) .NET
2 282 (4.91%) HTML
3 236 (4.11%) ASP.NET
4 224 (3.90%) XML
5 218 (3.80%) CSS
6 208 (3.62%) Web Services
7 157 (2.73%) .NET Framework
8 126 (2.19%) jQuery
9 99 (1.72%) HTML5
10 80 (1.39%) Middleware
11 77 (1.34%) ASP.NET MVC
12 69 (1.20%) SOAP
12 69 (1.20%) WCF
13 66 (1.15%) REST
14 57 (0.99%) Ajax
15 54 (0.94%) AngularJS
15 54 (0.94%) COM
16 48 (0.84%) WPF
17 43 (0.75%) WinForms
18 42 (0.73%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 794 (13.82%) Analytical Skills
2 357 (6.22%) Management Information System
3 215 (3.74%) Data Centre
4 148 (2.58%) Computer Science
5 144 (2.51%) Blackberry
6 101 (1.76%) NHS
7 86 (1.50%) Clustering
8 74 (1.29%) Visualisation
9 72 (1.25%) User Experience
10 61 (1.06%) Statistics
11 54 (0.94%) PKI
12 51 (0.89%) Mobile App
13 50 (0.87%) Driving Licence
14 47 (0.82%) Replication
15 46 (0.80%) Virtual Team
16 44 (0.77%) Mathematics
17 43 (0.75%) Client/Server
18 40 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
19 38 (0.66%) Data Structures
20 36 (0.63%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 1601 (27.87%) Windows
2 605 (10.53%) Windows Server
3 461 (8.03%) Windows 7
4 319 (5.55%) Linux
5 288 (5.01%) Windows Server 2008
6 247 (4.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 225 (3.92%) Unix
8 168 (2.92%) Windows Server 2003
9 149 (2.59%) Windows 8
10 125 (2.18%) Windows XP
11 107 (1.86%) Windows 10
12 89 (1.55%) Apple iOS
13 63 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 55 (0.96%) Android
15 41 (0.71%) Mac OS X
16 35 (0.61%) Solaris
17 28 (0.49%) CentOS
18 23 (0.40%) AIX
19 22 (0.38%) Ubuntu
20 17 (0.30%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 899 (15.65%) Project Management
2 873 (15.20%) Agile Software Development
3 766 (13.34%) ITIL
4 549 (9.56%) CRM
5 517 (9.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 493 (8.58%) PRINCE2
7 485 (8.44%) Migration
8 439 (7.64%) Business Intelligence
9 313 (5.45%) Change Management
10 241 (4.20%) Service Management
11 231 (4.02%) Business Analysis
12 224 (3.90%) Data Analysis
13 218 (3.80%) User Acceptance Testing
14 215 (3.74%) Time Management
15 211 (3.67%) Data Modelling
16 200 (3.48%) SDLC
17 199 (3.46%) Scrum
18 193 (3.36%) Incident Management
19 187 (3.26%) Data Management
20 184 (3.20%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1293 (22.51%) SQL
2 585 (10.18%) C#
3 335 (5.83%) PowerShell
4 304 (5.29%) T-SQL
5 291 (5.07%) JavaScript
6 283 (4.93%) VBA
7 227 (3.95%) Java
8 186 (3.24%) VB
9 142 (2.47%) C
10 110 (1.92%) VBScript
11 99 (1.72%) Python
12 88 (1.53%) VB.NET
13 77 (1.34%) PL/SQL
14 67 (1.17%) Perl
15 61 (1.06%) C++
16 50 (0.87%) PHP
17 46 (0.80%) Shell Script
18 27 (0.47%) R
19 22 (0.38%) Ruby
20 20 (0.35%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 684 (11.91%) Security Cleared
2 493 (8.58%) Degree
3 440 (7.66%) SC Cleared
4 309 (5.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 161 (2.80%) MCSE
6 111 (1.93%) Cisco Certification
7 102 (1.78%) DV Cleared
8 95 (1.65%) MCSA
9 92 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
9 92 (1.60%) PMI Certification
10 90 (1.57%) ISEB
11 82 (1.43%) CCNA
12 74 (1.29%) MCP
13 73 (1.27%) ISTQB
14 67 (1.17%) PMP
15 62 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 58 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
17 56 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 55 (0.96%) CISSP
18 55 (0.96%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 206 (3.59%) SLA
2 168 (2.92%) QA
3 131 (2.28%) Data Quality
4 52 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 36 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
6 19 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 16 (0.28%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.14%) ISO 9001
8 8 (0.14%) MiFID
8 8 (0.14%) PMBOK
9 7 (0.12%) COBIT
9 7 (0.12%) P3O
9 7 (0.12%) RMADS
10 6 (0.10%) FATCA
11 5 (0.087%) ISO 9000
11 5 (0.087%) SAS 70
12 4 (0.070%) HL7
12 4 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 4 (0.070%) JSP 440
12 4 (0.070%) SDET
System Software
1 1080 (18.80%) Active Directory
2 313 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 119 (2.07%) Hyper-V
4 91 (1.58%) XenApp
5 88 (1.53%) vSphere
6 63 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
7 57 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
8 40 (0.70%) XenDesktop
9 38 (0.66%) VMware ESX
10 35 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
11 34 (0.59%) Terminal Services
12 25 (0.44%) NFS
13 24 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
14 22 (0.38%) Docker
15 21 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
16 19 (0.33%) Xen
17 18 (0.31%) UAG
18 17 (0.30%) Firmware
19 15 (0.26%) XenServer
20 12 (0.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 241 (4.20%) SCCM
2 136 (2.37%) SCOM
3 58 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
4 48 (0.84%) Microsoft Clustering
5 47 (0.82%) Puppet
6 45 (0.78%) WSUS
7 38 (0.66%) Backup Exec
8 34 (0.59%) Tivoli
9 31 (0.54%) NetBackup
10 30 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
11 27 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 25 (0.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 22 (0.38%) Ansible
13 22 (0.38%) Nagios
13 22 (0.38%) Perfmon
14 20 (0.35%) OpenView
15 18 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
15 18 (0.31%) MOM
16 17 (0.30%) HP SiteScope
17 16 (0.28%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 3617 (62.97%) Microsoft
2 566 (9.85%) Oracle
3 434 (7.56%) Citrix
4 425 (7.40%) VMware
5 284 (4.94%) HP
6 280 (4.87%) SAP
7 260 (4.53%) Cisco
8 135 (2.35%) Remedy
9 133 (2.32%) Salesforce.com
10 128 (2.23%) IBM
11 98 (1.71%) Red Hat
12 69 (1.20%) Tableau
13 67 (1.17%) Lotus
14 65 (1.13%) Dell
15 63 (1.10%) Google
16 62 (1.08%) Apple
17 60 (1.04%) Symantec
18 56 (0.97%) Adobe
19 54 (0.94%) ServiceNow
20 52 (0.91%) BMC
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