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 4 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
4 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 3315 3282 3066
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 6.42% 6.65% 6.58%
As % of the Applications category 53.91% 50.03% 50.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1970 1824 1681
Average daily rate
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£350 £343 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% -2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 330 313 270
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.02 £10.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.44 £26.00 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.96
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +0.26%
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
6149 6560 6075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 11.91% 13.29% 13.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3635 3648 3328
Average daily rate £350 £330 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £511
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £308
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 604 692 613
Average hourly rate £15.98 £16.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.15% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £10.50 £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.51 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.26% -

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 4 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 4 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 4 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 1441 £375 - 433
South East -6 717 £350 +8.52% 282
North West +1 227 £325 - 140
South West -4 205 £310 +3.33% 94
East of England 0 200 £300 -14.28% 79
Yorkshire -2 176 £350 +7.69% 114
West Midlands -2 160 £375 +25.00% 78
East Midlands -5 109 £205 -37.50% 34
North East -7 53 £290 +7.40% 20
Midlands -4 10 £238 -21.48% 2
South Coast +2 3 - -
MS Excel
UK

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 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 4181 (62.64%) Microsoft
2 2181 (32.67%) MS Office
3 1708 (25.59%) Windows
4 1673 (25.06%) Finance
5 1569 (23.51%) SQL
6 1241 (18.59%) SQL Server
7 1211 (18.14%) MS PowerPoint
8 1055 (15.81%) Project Management
9 1013 (15.18%) Active Directory
10 947 (14.19%) Analytical Skills
11 909 (13.62%) MS Project
12 870 (13.03%) ITIL
13 729 (10.92%) SharePoint
14 721 (10.80%) Agile Software Development
15 704 (10.55%) MS Visio
16 690 (10.34%) .NET
17 682 (10.22%) Security Cleared
18 607 (9.09%) Banking
19 605 (9.06%) PRINCE2
20 602 (9.02%) Windows 7
21 559 (8.37%) Migration
22 547 (8.19%) Degree
23 529 (7.93%) C#
24 517 (7.75%) VMware
25 512 (7.67%) Stakeholder Management
26 503 (7.54%) Oracle
27 497 (7.45%) Business Intelligence
28 490 (7.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
29 484 (7.25%) CRM
30 414 (6.20%) SQL Server Integration Services

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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
1 729 (10.92%) SharePoint
2 387 (5.80%) MS Exchange
3 183 (2.74%) Lync
4 170 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 146 (2.19%) IIS
6 97 (1.45%) SAS
7 90 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
8 83 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
9 74 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
10 70 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
11 63 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
12 44 (0.66%) IBM Notes
13 41 (0.61%) CMS
14 36 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 36 (0.54%) MS Project Server
15 33 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
16 32 (0.48%) Tomcat
16 32 (0.48%) WebSphere
17 29 (0.43%) Confluence
17 29 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2181 (32.67%) MS Office
2 1211 (18.14%) MS PowerPoint
3 909 (13.62%) MS Project
4 704 (10.55%) MS Visio
5 120 (1.80%) Spreadsheet
6 44 (0.66%) PowerPivot
7 28 (0.42%) Photoshop
8 23 (0.34%) SPSS
9 21 (0.31%) Acrobat
10 16 (0.24%) InfoPath
11 12 (0.18%) PaintShop Pro
11 12 (0.18%) Open Workbench
12 10 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 8 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
13 8 (0.12%) AutoCAD
14 5 (0.075%) Maya
14 5 (0.075%) Adobe Captivate
15 4 (0.060%) InDesign
15 4 (0.060%) OmniGraffle
16 3 (0.045%) Revit
Business Applications
1 339 (5.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 99 (1.48%) Dynamics AX
3 28 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
4 25 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
5 17 (0.25%) Primavera
6 13 (0.19%) Agresso
6 13 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 13 (0.19%) SAP ERP
7 12 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
8 11 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
9 10 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 10 (0.15%) ResourceLink
10 9 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
10 9 (0.13%) Markit EDM
10 9 (0.13%) SAP HR
10 9 (0.13%) Maximo
10 9 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 7 (0.10%) IntelliMatch
11 7 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
11 7 (0.10%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 149 (2.23%) Office 365
2 93 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
4 30 (0.45%) SaaS
5 28 (0.42%) IaaS
6 27 (0.40%) Google Analytics
7 25 (0.37%) GitHub
8 14 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
8 14 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (0.21%) PaaS
9 13 (0.19%) Google Apps
10 9 (0.13%) Adobe Analytics
11 7 (0.10%) Yammer
11 7 (0.10%) Mimecast
12 4 (0.060%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.045%) Boomi
13 3 (0.045%) Google App Engine
14 2 (0.030%) Taleo
14 2 (0.030%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (0.030%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 219 (3.28%) DNS
2 211 (3.16%) LAN
3 204 (3.06%) SAN
4 199 (2.98%) WAN
5 191 (2.86%) TCP/IP
6 181 (2.71%) Firewall
7 163 (2.44%) VPN
8 162 (2.43%) DHCP
9 146 (2.19%) Internet
10 65 (0.97%) Intranet
10 65 (0.97%) LDAP
11 63 (0.94%) VoIP
11 63 (0.94%) VLAN
12 55 (0.82%) NAS
13 51 (0.76%) Unified Communications
14 50 (0.75%) Wireless
15 48 (0.72%) ATM
16 43 (0.64%) MPLS
17 42 (0.63%) Network Security
18 41 (0.61%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1241 (18.59%) SQL Server
2 490 (7.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 414 (6.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 354 (5.30%) MS Access
5 343 (5.14%) Data Warehouse
6 265 (3.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 244 (3.66%) SQL Server 2008
8 214 (3.21%) Relational Database
9 153 (2.29%) SQL Server 2012
10 120 (1.80%) BusinessObjects
11 98 (1.47%) QlikView
12 81 (1.21%) Oracle Database
13 80 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
14 73 (1.09%) RDBMS
15 72 (1.08%) MySQL
16 68 (1.02%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 63 (0.94%) Crystal Reports
18 58 (0.87%) OLAP
19 57 (0.85%) Data Mining
20 54 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 192 (2.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 168 (2.52%) Visual Studio
3 110 (1.65%) JIRA
4 55 (0.82%) Jenkins
5 45 (0.67%) Subversion
6 33 (0.49%) Selenium
6 33 (0.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 31 (0.46%) Git (software)
8 30 (0.45%) SoapUI
9 26 (0.39%) NUnit
10 23 (0.34%) ERwin
11 22 (0.33%) TeamCity
12 20 (0.30%) JUnit
12 20 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 19 (0.28%) Toad
14 18 (0.27%) Maven
15 16 (0.24%) MSI
15 16 (0.24%) Cucumber
16 14 (0.21%) JMeter
17 13 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1673 (25.06%) Finance
2 607 (9.09%) Banking
3 342 (5.12%) Telecoms
4 261 (3.91%) Retail
5 198 (2.97%) Investment Banking
6 193 (2.89%) Legal
7 158 (2.37%) Marketing
8 139 (2.08%) Law
9 124 (1.86%) Financial Institution
10 103 (1.54%) Front Office
11 102 (1.53%) Manufacturing
12 69 (1.03%) Advertising
13 63 (0.94%) Back Office
14 41 (0.61%) Local Government
15 36 (0.54%) Publishing
16 35 (0.52%) Automotive
17 34 (0.51%) Retail Banking
18 33 (0.49%) French Language
19 32 (0.48%) German Language
19 32 (0.48%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2029 (30.40%) Analyst
2 952 (14.26%) Developer
3 469 (7.03%) Project Manager
4 423 (6.34%) Business Analyst
5 330 (4.94%) Data Analyst
6 300 (4.49%) Support Analyst
7 291 (4.36%) Service Analyst
8 263 (3.94%) Service Desk Analyst
9 249 (3.73%) Consultant
10 247 (3.70%) Architect
11 244 (3.66%) Administrator
12 234 (3.51%) Support Engineer
13 198 (2.97%) Coordinator
14 166 (2.49%) SQL Developer
15 161 (2.41%) Desktop Support
16 149 (2.23%) 2nd Line Support
17 132 (1.98%) .NET Developer
18 126 (1.89%) 1st Line Support
19 113 (1.69%) Test Analyst
20 111 (1.66%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 690 (10.34%) .NET
2 300 (4.49%) HTML
3 242 (3.63%) ASP.NET
4 237 (3.55%) XML
5 171 (2.56%) CSS
5 171 (2.56%) Web Services
6 143 (2.14%) .NET Framework
7 120 (1.80%) WCF
8 109 (1.63%) jQuery
9 96 (1.44%) HTML5
10 84 (1.26%) SOAP
11 70 (1.05%) Middleware
12 62 (0.93%) WPF
13 61 (0.91%) ASP.NET MVC
14 59 (0.88%) Ajax
15 54 (0.81%) MDX
15 54 (0.81%) Entity Framework
16 52 (0.78%) JSP
17 48 (0.72%) Application Packaging
18 47 (0.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 947 (14.19%) Analytical Skills
2 353 (5.29%) Management Information System
3 214 (3.21%) Data Centre
4 163 (2.44%) NHS
5 153 (2.29%) Blackberry
6 142 (2.13%) Computer Science
7 103 (1.54%) Clustering
8 75 (1.12%) User Experience
9 72 (1.08%) Statistics
10 62 (0.93%) PMI
11 61 (0.91%) Data Structures
12 59 (0.88%) Client/Server
13 58 (0.87%) iPhone
14 55 (0.82%) Visualisation
15 52 (0.78%) Replication
16 49 (0.73%) Fixed Income
16 49 (0.73%) Derivative
17 48 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 46 (0.69%) iPad
19 44 (0.66%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1708 (25.59%) Windows
2 602 (9.02%) Windows 7
3 379 (5.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 297 (4.45%) Windows XP
5 288 (4.31%) Linux
6 284 (4.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 231 (3.46%) UNIX
8 229 (3.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 144 (2.16%) Windows 8
10 83 (1.24%) Android
11 48 (0.72%) Apple iOS
12 47 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 42 (0.63%) Solaris
14 32 (0.48%) Mac OS X
15 30 (0.45%) Windows Vista
16 28 (0.42%) Windows 2000
17 25 (0.37%) AIX
17 25 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
18 11 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
19 10 (0.15%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1055 (15.81%) Project Management
2 870 (13.03%) ITIL
3 721 (10.80%) Agile Software Development
4 605 (9.06%) PRINCE2
5 559 (8.37%) Migration
6 512 (7.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 497 (7.45%) Business Intelligence
8 484 (7.25%) CRM
9 394 (5.90%) Data Analysis
10 366 (5.48%) Change Management
11 285 (4.27%) Business Analysis
12 265 (3.97%) ETL
13 264 (3.96%) Service Management
14 246 (3.69%) Time Management
15 233 (3.49%) User Acceptance Testing
16 225 (3.37%) SDLC
17 221 (3.31%) Scrum
18 215 (3.22%) Data Modelling
19 209 (3.13%) Analytics
20 208 (3.12%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 1569 (23.51%) SQL
2 529 (7.93%) C#
3 370 (5.54%) VBA
4 345 (5.17%) T-SQL
5 299 (4.48%) JavaScript
6 230 (3.45%) Java
7 220 (3.30%) PowerShell
8 211 (3.16%) VB
9 112 (1.68%) C
10 79 (1.18%) VBScript
11 72 (1.08%) VB.NET
12 69 (1.03%) Perl
13 58 (0.87%) Python
14 54 (0.81%) Shell Script
15 50 (0.75%) C++
16 42 (0.63%) PL/SQL
17 32 (0.48%) PHP
18 25 (0.37%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
19 22 (0.33%) Ruby
20 21 (0.31%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 682 (10.22%) Security Cleared
2 547 (8.19%) Degree
3 405 (6.07%) SC Cleared
4 347 (5.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 174 (2.61%) MCSE
6 150 (2.25%) DV Cleared
7 145 (2.17%) PMI Certification
8 118 (1.77%) ISEB
9 107 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
10 104 (1.56%) PMP
11 98 (1.47%) MCITP
12 89 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
13 87 (1.30%) MCP
14 77 (1.15%) ISTQB
15 67 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 64 (0.96%) CCNA
17 58 (0.87%) MCTS
18 51 (0.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 48 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
20 46 (0.69%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 277 (4.15%) SLA
2 208 (3.12%) QA
3 48 (0.72%) Data Quality
4 33 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 31 (0.46%) PCI DSS
6 24 (0.36%) ISO 9001
6 24 (0.36%) COBIT
7 23 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 21 (0.31%) P3O
9 20 (0.30%) Solvency II
10 11 (0.16%) MiFID
11 10 (0.15%) EMIR
11 10 (0.15%) COREP
12 9 (0.13%) CRD IV
13 7 (0.10%) COSO
13 7 (0.10%) JSP 440
14 6 (0.090%) HL7
14 6 (0.090%) TickIT
14 6 (0.090%) PMBOK
15 5 (0.075%) Basel II
System Software
1 1013 (15.18%) Active Directory
2 325 (4.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 121 (1.81%) vSphere
4 114 (1.71%) Hyper-V
5 109 (1.63%) XenApp
6 55 (0.82%) VMware ESX
7 48 (0.72%) XenDesktop
8 44 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
9 34 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
10 25 (0.37%) Terminal Services
11 23 (0.34%) XenServer
12 21 (0.31%) NFS
13 20 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
13 20 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 19 (0.28%) vCloud
15 17 (0.25%) Terminal Server
16 15 (0.22%) VMware Server
16 15 (0.22%) Docker
17 13 (0.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 13 (0.19%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 262 (3.93%) SCCM
2 79 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
3 62 (0.93%) SCOM
4 42 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 41 (0.61%) Puppet
6 38 (0.57%) Backup Exec
7 33 (0.49%) NetBackup
8 22 (0.33%) OpenView
9 21 (0.31%) Control-M
10 20 (0.30%) SCVMM
10 20 (0.30%) WSUS
10 20 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
11 17 (0.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 17 (0.25%) OVSD
11 17 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
12 16 (0.24%) SCOrch
13 15 (0.22%) Tivoli
14 14 (0.21%) WMI
14 14 (0.21%) AirWatch
14 14 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 4181 (62.64%) Microsoft
2 517 (7.75%) VMware
3 503 (7.54%) Oracle
4 410 (6.14%) Citrix
5 306 (4.58%) HP
6 295 (4.42%) Cisco
7 274 (4.10%) SAP
8 122 (1.83%) IBM
9 95 (1.42%) NetApp
9 95 (1.42%) Remedy
10 74 (1.11%) Sybase
11 70 (1.05%) Dell
11 70 (1.05%) Adobe
11 70 (1.05%) Symantec
12 69 (1.03%) Tableau
13 67 (1.00%) Red Hat
14 65 (0.97%) Google
15 63 (0.94%) McAfee
15 63 (0.94%) CheckPoint
16 62 (0.93%) Apple
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