The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the England region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 22 20 18
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 3441 2825 3376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 6.70% 6.54% 6.06%
As % of the Applications category 50.89% 48.92% 48.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1783 1451 1726
Average daily rate £325 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £163 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £531
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £309 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.32% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 279 274 298
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
6761 5775 6977
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.17% 13.37% 12.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3589 2958 3572
Average daily rate £325 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £163 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 648 674 750
Average hourly rate £15.85 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.93% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.07 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £37.20 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%
MS Excel
UK

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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -1 1450 £375 -6.25% 526
South East 0 794 £325 +4.00% 315
South West -1 240 £275 -13.72% 112
East of England -4 206 £300 +4.34% 122
North West 0 202 £325 +18.18% 160
West Midlands +2 190 £300 +1.69% 82
Yorkshire -3 176 £300 -3.22% 129
East Midlands 0 124 £145 -51.66% 50
North East -6 35 £230 +15.00% 22
Midlands -10 5 £475 +26.66% 1
MS Excel
UK

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 3892 (60.27%) Microsoft
2 2220 (34.38%) MS Office
3 1866 (28.89%) Windows
4 1591 (24.64%) Finance
5 1439 (22.28%) SQL
6 1121 (17.36%) SQL Server
7 1099 (17.02%) MS PowerPoint
8 1058 (16.38%) Active Directory
9 959 (14.85%) Project Management
10 825 (12.77%) ITIL
11 795 (12.31%) MS Project
12 760 (11.77%) SharePoint
13 752 (11.64%) Windows 7
14 703 (10.89%) .NET
15 633 (9.80%) Security Cleared
16 587 (9.09%) MS Visio
17 582 (9.01%) Banking
18 574 (8.89%) Degree
19 562 (8.70%) PRINCE2
20 502 (7.77%) C#
21 495 (7.66%) Migration
22 476 (7.37%) Windows XP
23 461 (7.14%) Oracle
24 452 (7.00%) Business Intelligence
25 439 (6.80%) Stakeholder Management
26 431 (6.67%) MS Exchange
27 418 (6.47%) Windows Server 2008
28 398 (6.16%) VMware
29 384 (5.95%) VBA
30 378 (5.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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
1 760 (11.77%) SharePoint
2 431 (6.67%) MS Exchange
3 150 (2.32%) IIS
4 149 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2010
5 132 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
6 123 (1.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 106 (1.64%) IBM Notes
8 90 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
9 89 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2003
10 79 (1.22%) Lync
11 69 (1.07%) CMS
12 65 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
12 65 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
13 64 (0.99%) SharePoint Server
14 50 (0.77%) MS Project Server
15 43 (0.67%) SAS
16 32 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
16 32 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
17 28 (0.43%) Apache
18 27 (0.42%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2220 (34.38%) MS Office
2 1099 (17.02%) MS PowerPoint
3 795 (12.31%) MS Project
4 587 (9.09%) MS Visio
5 136 (2.11%) Spreadsheet
6 41 (0.63%) PowerPivot
7 35 (0.54%) InfoPath
8 27 (0.42%) Photoshop
9 22 (0.34%) Adobe Captivate
10 19 (0.29%) AutoCAD
11 11 (0.17%) Acrobat
12 10 (0.15%) SPSS
13 8 (0.12%) InDesign
14 7 (0.11%) CATIA
15 6 (0.093%) Adobe Illustrator
15 6 (0.093%) OmniGraffle
16 5 (0.077%) Mingle
17 4 (0.062%) Open Workbench
17 4 (0.062%) Stata
18 3 (0.046%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 182 (2.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 62 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
3 30 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
4 28 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
5 27 (0.42%) SAP HR
6 20 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
6 20 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
7 18 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
8 17 (0.26%) SAP CRM
9 15 (0.23%) Agresso
10 12 (0.19%) CA Clarity
11 8 (0.12%) SAP BPC
12 7 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
12 7 (0.11%) SAP SRM
12 7 (0.11%) Google Analytics
12 7 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 6 (0.093%) Maximo
13 6 (0.093%) WebTrends
13 6 (0.093%) Oracle EBS R12
14 5 (0.077%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 70 (1.08%) Office 365
2 58 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (0.51%) SaaS
4 21 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (0.19%) Google Apps
6 8 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
7 6 (0.093%) PaaS
8 5 (0.077%) Amazon AWS
9 2 (0.031%) IBM SmartCloud
10 1 (0.015%) MailChimp
10 1 (0.015%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.015%) Taleo
10 1 (0.015%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 218 (3.38%) DNS
2 207 (3.21%) TCP/IP
3 182 (2.82%) Internet
4 172 (2.66%) LAN
5 165 (2.55%) DHCP
6 152 (2.35%) Firewall
7 150 (2.32%) WAN
8 148 (2.29%) VPN
9 144 (2.23%) SAN
10 97 (1.50%) Intranet
11 68 (1.05%) LDAP
12 60 (0.93%) VoIP
13 54 (0.84%) Wireless
14 49 (0.76%) HTTP
15 44 (0.68%) NAS
16 42 (0.65%) MPLS
17 40 (0.62%) Ethernet
18 35 (0.54%) 3G
19 33 (0.51%) FTP
20 32 (0.50%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1121 (17.36%) SQL Server
2 378 (5.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 359 (5.56%) MS Access
4 336 (5.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 312 (4.83%) Data Warehouse
6 279 (4.32%) SQL Server 2008
7 222 (3.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 167 (2.59%) SQL Server 2005
9 165 (2.55%) Relational Database
10 110 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
11 85 (1.32%) MySQL
12 84 (1.30%) Data Mining
13 82 (1.27%) RDBMS
14 78 (1.21%) Oracle Database
15 70 (1.08%) OLAP
16 68 (1.05%) QlikView
17 67 (1.04%) Crystal Reports
18 54 (0.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 45 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
20 43 (0.67%) DTS
Development Applications
1 180 (2.79%) Visual Studio
2 96 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 51 (0.79%) Subversion
4 43 (0.67%) JIRA
5 31 (0.48%) Git (software)
6 29 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
7 27 (0.42%) MSI
8 26 (0.40%) NUnit
8 26 (0.40%) Oracle APEX
9 25 (0.39%) Toad
10 24 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 23 (0.36%) Selenium
11 23 (0.36%) TeamCity
12 22 (0.34%) Maven
13 21 (0.33%) InstallShield
14 20 (0.31%) SpecFlow
15 18 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 17 (0.26%) MSTest
17 16 (0.25%) JUnit
17 16 (0.25%) Jenkins
General
1 1591 (24.64%) Finance
2 582 (9.01%) Banking
3 347 (5.37%) Telecoms
4 236 (3.65%) Retail
5 221 (3.42%) Legal
6 178 (2.76%) Marketing
7 175 (2.71%) Investment Banking
8 139 (2.15%) Law
9 118 (1.83%) Financial Institution
10 114 (1.77%) Back Office
11 102 (1.58%) Front Office
12 97 (1.50%) Publishing
13 84 (1.30%) Manufacturing
14 66 (1.02%) Advertising
15 63 (0.98%) Retail Banking
16 53 (0.82%) Billing
16 53 (0.82%) Games
17 40 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
18 38 (0.59%) Local Government
19 30 (0.46%) French Language
Job Titles
1 2007 (31.08%) Analyst
2 860 (13.32%) Developer
3 421 (6.52%) Business Analyst
4 385 (5.96%) Project Manager
5 326 (5.05%) Support Engineer
6 303 (4.69%) Consultant
7 298 (4.61%) Support Analyst
8 288 (4.46%) Service Analyst
9 279 (4.32%) Administrator
10 268 (4.15%) Data Analyst
11 252 (3.90%) Service Desk Analyst
12 230 (3.56%) Architect
13 214 (3.31%) 2nd Line Support
14 199 (3.08%) Coordinator
15 171 (2.65%) Desktop Support
16 159 (2.46%) 1st Line Support
17 131 (2.03%) IT Support
18 127 (1.97%) SQL Developer
19 126 (1.95%) .NET Developer
19 126 (1.95%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 703 (10.89%) .NET
2 321 (4.97%) HTML
3 305 (4.72%) ASP.NET
4 303 (4.69%) XML
5 211 (3.27%) CSS
6 205 (3.17%) Web Services
7 137 (2.12%) jQuery
8 132 (2.04%) .NET Framework
9 130 (2.01%) ASP.NET MVC
10 96 (1.49%) WCF
11 79 (1.22%) Middleware
12 77 (1.19%) Ajax
13 68 (1.05%) MDX
13 68 (1.05%) REST
14 66 (1.02%) HTML5
14 66 (1.02%) XSLT
15 57 (0.88%) WPF
16 47 (0.73%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 47 (0.73%) JSON
17 46 (0.71%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 294 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 274 (4.24%) Blackberry
3 193 (2.99%) NHS
4 128 (1.98%) Computer Science
5 92 (1.42%) Clustering
6 75 (1.16%) PMI
7 62 (0.96%) Derivative
8 59 (0.91%) Replication
8 59 (0.91%) Data Integration
9 54 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
9 54 (0.84%) Statistics
10 50 (0.77%) Thin Client
10 50 (0.77%) Fat Client
11 43 (0.67%) Client/Server
12 41 (0.63%) Data Extraction
12 41 (0.63%) Hedge funds
13 40 (0.62%) Credit Risk
13 40 (0.62%) Mathematics
14 37 (0.57%) Fixed Income
15 34 (0.53%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 1866 (28.89%) Windows
2 752 (11.64%) Windows 7
3 476 (7.37%) Windows XP
4 418 (6.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 313 (4.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 226 (3.50%) Linux
7 217 (3.36%) UNIX
8 92 (1.42%) Windows 8
9 88 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
10 53 (0.82%) Windows 2000
11 46 (0.71%) Windows Vista
12 35 (0.54%) Solaris
13 30 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 21 (0.33%) Android
14 21 (0.33%) AIX
14 21 (0.33%) Mac OS X
14 21 (0.33%) Apple iOS
15 15 (0.23%) Windows NT
16 14 (0.22%) NetWare
17 13 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 959 (14.85%) Project Management
2 825 (12.77%) ITIL
3 562 (8.70%) PRINCE2
4 495 (7.66%) Migration
5 452 (7.00%) Business Intelligence
6 439 (6.80%) Stakeholder Management
7 325 (5.03%) Agile Software Development
8 312 (4.83%) CRM
9 308 (4.77%) Change Management
10 302 (4.68%) Data Analysis
11 282 (4.37%) Service Management
12 252 (3.90%) Business Analysis
13 238 (3.69%) Workflow
14 213 (3.30%) Time Management
15 205 (3.17%) Service Delivery
16 195 (3.02%) Project Planning
16 195 (3.02%) User Acceptance Testing
17 194 (3.00%) ETL
18 176 (2.73%) MVC
19 166 (2.57%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1439 (22.28%) SQL
2 502 (7.77%) C#
3 384 (5.95%) VBA
4 319 (4.94%) JavaScript
5 310 (4.80%) T-SQL
6 246 (3.81%) Java
7 198 (3.07%) VB
8 183 (2.83%) PowerShell
9 116 (1.80%) C
10 109 (1.69%) PL/SQL
11 94 (1.46%) VB.NET
12 93 (1.44%) VBScript
13 82 (1.27%) C++
14 56 (0.87%) Perl
15 54 (0.84%) Python
16 33 (0.51%) PHP
17 32 (0.50%) VB6
18 29 (0.45%) Ruby
19 24 (0.37%) Shell Script
20 12 (0.19%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 633 (9.80%) Security Cleared
2 574 (8.89%) Degree
3 374 (5.79%) SC Cleared
4 368 (5.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 196 (3.03%) MCSE
6 162 (2.51%) MCP
7 158 (2.45%) PMI Certification
8 151 (2.34%) ITIL Certification
9 144 (2.23%) DV Cleared
10 113 (1.75%) ISEB
11 104 (1.61%) PMP
12 88 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 76 (1.18%) MCITP
14 63 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
15 61 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 59 (0.91%) ISTQB
17 57 (0.88%) MCSA
18 49 (0.76%) MCTS
19 44 (0.68%) CCNA
20 39 (0.60%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 287 (4.44%) SLA
2 243 (3.76%) QA
3 69 (1.07%) Data Quality
4 54 (0.84%) ISO 9001
5 28 (0.43%) P3O
6 19 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 19 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 15 (0.23%) EMIR
8 14 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
8 14 (0.22%) ISO 9000
9 13 (0.20%) Basel III
10 11 (0.17%) TickIT
11 7 (0.11%) HL7
11 7 (0.11%) CRD IV
12 6 (0.093%) PCI DSS
13 5 (0.077%) COREP
13 5 (0.077%) FINREP
13 5 (0.077%) Basel II
14 4 (0.062%) ISO 14001
14 4 (0.062%) MiFID
System Software
1 1058 (16.38%) Active Directory
2 258 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 86 (1.33%) XenApp
4 76 (1.18%) Hyper-V
5 72 (1.11%) vSphere
5 72 (1.11%) VMware ESX
6 68 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
7 41 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
7 41 (0.63%) XenDesktop
8 24 (0.37%) XenServer
9 22 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 18 (0.28%) ISA Server
11 15 (0.23%) Terminal Server
12 13 (0.20%) NFS
13 12 (0.19%) Terminal Services
14 11 (0.17%) Xen
15 10 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 10 (0.15%) vCloud
16 6 (0.093%) VMware Workstation
17 5 (0.077%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 215 (3.33%) SCCM
2 66 (1.02%) ServiceCenter
3 63 (0.98%) HP Quality Center
4 53 (0.82%) SCOM
5 43 (0.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 43 (0.67%) WSUS
6 33 (0.51%) OpenView
7 28 (0.43%) Backup Exec
8 26 (0.40%) Tivoli
9 20 (0.31%) NetBackup
10 19 (0.29%) Puppet
11 17 (0.26%) OVSD
12 16 (0.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 14 (0.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 12 (0.19%) HP SIM
14 12 (0.19%) Oracle Identity Manager
14 12 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
14 12 (0.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 11 (0.17%) MAILsweeper
15 11 (0.17%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 3892 (60.27%) Microsoft
2 461 (7.14%) Oracle
3 398 (6.16%) VMware
4 364 (5.64%) Citrix
5 285 (4.41%) HP
6 270 (4.18%) SAP
7 213 (3.30%) Cisco
8 140 (2.17%) Business Objects
9 112 (1.73%) IBM
10 108 (1.67%) Lotus
11 99 (1.53%) Remedy
12 75 (1.16%) Adobe
13 64 (0.99%) Symantec
14 60 (0.93%) Dell
15 54 (0.84%) Apple
16 46 (0.71%) NetApp
17 43 (0.67%) EMC
18 42 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
19 40 (0.62%) McAfee
20 39 (0.60%) Bloomberg
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