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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 23 21 19
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 3420 3155 3401
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 6.68% 6.56% 6.41%
As % of the Applications category 51.11% 51.79% 48.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1932 1721 1743
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £160 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £311
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +2.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 333 270 335
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £34.00 £29.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.86% -6.25%
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
6692 6092 7009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.08% 12.66% 13.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3802 3356 3707
Average daily rate £345 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £150 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £504 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 676 604 731
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.09 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.29%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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
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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 -3 1454 £375 -6.25% 434
South East +1 769 £325 - 289
East of England -4 227 £350 +1.44% 103
South West -4 213 £310 -4.61% 110
West Midlands 0 192 £300 -9.09% 79
Yorkshire 0 176 £350 +12.00% 126
North West +5 174 £325 +8.33% 138
East Midlands -1 122 £319 +264.28% 54
North East -4 46 £360 +60.00% 34
Midlands +2 7 £178 -59.19% 1
MS Excel
UK

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 4135 (62.71%) Microsoft
2 2126 (32.24%) MS Office
3 1974 (29.94%) Windows
4 1550 (23.51%) Finance
5 1390 (21.08%) SQL
6 1195 (18.12%) SQL Server
7 1125 (17.06%) Active Directory
8 1098 (16.65%) MS PowerPoint
9 970 (14.71%) Project Management
10 850 (12.89%) MS Project
11 843 (12.78%) SharePoint
12 809 (12.27%) ITIL
13 780 (11.83%) Windows 7
14 658 (9.98%) .NET
15 654 (9.92%) Security Cleared
16 613 (9.30%) MS Visio
17 609 (9.24%) PRINCE2
18 565 (8.57%) Degree
19 535 (8.11%) Migration
20 531 (8.05%) Banking
21 497 (7.54%) C#
22 495 (7.51%) Oracle
23 474 (7.19%) MS Exchange
24 466 (7.07%) VMware
25 463 (7.02%) Windows XP
26 434 (6.58%) Business Intelligence
26 434 (6.58%) SC Cleared
27 424 (6.43%) Windows Server 2008
28 419 (6.35%) Stakeholder Management
29 404 (6.13%) Microsoft Certification

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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
1 843 (12.78%) SharePoint
2 474 (7.19%) MS Exchange
3 205 (3.11%) IIS
4 163 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 139 (2.11%) SharePoint 2010
6 131 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2007
7 110 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
8 104 (1.58%) IBM Notes
9 102 (1.55%) Lync
10 87 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 83 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
11 83 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
12 81 (1.23%) SAS
13 78 (1.18%) CMS
14 54 (0.82%) MS Project Server
14 54 (0.82%) Apache
15 44 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
16 35 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
17 32 (0.49%) Confluence
18 29 (0.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2126 (32.24%) MS Office
2 1098 (16.65%) MS PowerPoint
3 850 (12.89%) MS Project
4 613 (9.30%) MS Visio
5 171 (2.59%) Spreadsheet
6 36 (0.55%) Photoshop
7 31 (0.47%) PowerPivot
8 30 (0.45%) InfoPath
9 25 (0.38%) SPSS
10 19 (0.29%) AutoCAD
11 15 (0.23%) Adobe Captivate
12 9 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
13 8 (0.12%) FastStats
14 7 (0.11%) Stata
15 5 (0.076%) InDesign
16 4 (0.061%) Open Workbench
17 3 (0.045%) RoboHelp
17 3 (0.045%) Acrobat
18 2 (0.030%) OmniGraffle
19 1 (0.015%) Niku Workbench
Business Applications
1 227 (3.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 88 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
3 28 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
4 26 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
5 22 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
6 20 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
6 20 (0.30%) CA Clarity
7 19 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
8 14 (0.21%) SAP BPC
9 13 (0.20%) SAP CO
9 13 (0.20%) Google Analytics
10 12 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
11 11 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
12 10 (0.15%) Markit EDM
12 10 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
12 10 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 10 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
13 9 (0.14%) SAP HR
13 9 (0.14%) SAP SD
14 8 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 73 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 71 (1.08%) Office 365
3 34 (0.52%) SaaS
4 29 (0.44%) PaaS
5 17 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
6 13 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
7 11 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.091%) Google Apps
9 4 (0.061%) IBM SmartCloud
10 2 (0.030%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.030%) Taleo
11 1 (0.015%) Heroku
11 1 (0.015%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.015%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.015%) IBM Blueworks
11 1 (0.015%) GitHub
11 1 (0.015%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 276 (4.19%) DNS
2 227 (3.44%) Firewall
3 223 (3.38%) TCP/IP
4 200 (3.03%) DHCP
5 196 (2.97%) Internet
6 190 (2.88%) WAN
6 190 (2.88%) LAN
7 180 (2.73%) SAN
8 143 (2.17%) VPN
9 99 (1.50%) Intranet
10 82 (1.24%) Wireless
11 62 (0.94%) VoIP
12 49 (0.74%) LDAP
13 45 (0.68%) HTTP
14 43 (0.65%) Network Security
15 39 (0.59%) LTE
15 39 (0.59%) 3G
15 39 (0.59%) MPLS
15 39 (0.59%) FTP
16 36 (0.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1195 (18.12%) SQL Server
2 375 (5.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 339 (5.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 327 (4.96%) MS Access
5 317 (4.81%) SQL Server 2008
6 297 (4.50%) Data Warehouse
7 196 (2.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 175 (2.65%) Relational Database
9 165 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
10 139 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
11 90 (1.36%) QlikView
12 82 (1.24%) MySQL
13 79 (1.20%) Data Mining
14 77 (1.17%) Oracle Database
15 65 (0.99%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 61 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
17 55 (0.83%) OLAP
18 54 (0.82%) Crystal Reports
19 43 (0.65%) RDBMS
20 38 (0.58%) DTS
Development Applications
1 150 (2.27%) Visual Studio
2 149 (2.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 93 (1.41%) JIRA
4 60 (0.91%) Subversion
5 47 (0.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 34 (0.52%) SpecFlow
7 27 (0.41%) NUnit
8 24 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
9 23 (0.35%) Toad
10 21 (0.32%) Selenium
11 20 (0.30%) QuickTest Pro
12 19 (0.29%) Maven
13 18 (0.27%) MSI
14 17 (0.26%) MSTest
14 17 (0.26%) Jenkins
15 14 (0.21%) ERwin
16 13 (0.20%) JUnit
16 13 (0.20%) Hudson
16 13 (0.20%) Cucumber
16 13 (0.20%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 1550 (23.51%) Finance
2 531 (8.05%) Banking
3 378 (5.73%) Telecoms
4 225 (3.41%) Retail
5 193 (2.93%) Marketing
6 182 (2.76%) Legal
7 155 (2.35%) Investment Banking
8 114 (1.73%) Law
9 91 (1.38%) Advertising
10 89 (1.35%) Publishing
11 88 (1.33%) Back Office
12 79 (1.20%) Financial Institution
13 77 (1.17%) Manufacturing
14 72 (1.09%) Front Office
15 62 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
16 45 (0.68%) Retail Banking
17 43 (0.65%) French Language
18 42 (0.64%) Billing
19 41 (0.62%) Military
20 32 (0.49%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1973 (29.92%) Analyst
2 865 (13.12%) Developer
3 404 (6.13%) Business Analyst
4 376 (5.70%) Project Manager
5 321 (4.87%) Support Engineer
6 318 (4.82%) Support Analyst
7 291 (4.41%) Consultant
8 287 (4.35%) Service Analyst
9 274 (4.16%) Data Analyst
10 261 (3.96%) Administrator
11 255 (3.87%) Service Desk Analyst
12 239 (3.62%) Architect
13 198 (3.00%) 2nd Line Support
14 194 (2.94%) 1st Line Support
15 192 (2.91%) Coordinator
16 153 (2.32%) Desktop Support
17 140 (2.12%) PMO Analyst
18 138 (2.09%) .NET Developer
19 117 (1.77%) SQL Developer
20 111 (1.68%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 658 (9.98%) .NET
2 322 (4.88%) ASP.NET
3 294 (4.46%) HTML
4 266 (4.03%) XML
5 198 (3.00%) Web Services
6 177 (2.68%) CSS
7 149 (2.26%) WCF
8 140 (2.12%) .NET Framework
9 136 (2.06%) jQuery
10 114 (1.73%) ASP.NET MVC
11 101 (1.53%) HTML5
12 72 (1.09%) Ajax
13 63 (0.96%) Middleware
13 63 (0.96%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 62 (0.94%) REST
15 61 (0.93%) MDX
16 59 (0.89%) WPF
17 56 (0.85%) JSP
18 50 (0.76%) XSLT
19 49 (0.74%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 288 (4.37%) Management Information System
2 218 (3.31%) Blackberry
3 180 (2.73%) NHS
4 127 (1.93%) Computer Science
5 80 (1.21%) PMI
6 74 (1.12%) Clustering
7 68 (1.03%) Statistics
8 60 (0.91%) Data Integration
9 54 (0.82%) Open Source
10 50 (0.76%) Visualisation
10 50 (0.76%) Replication
11 48 (0.73%) CMDB
12 47 (0.71%) Client/Server
13 46 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
14 43 (0.65%) Mathematics
15 42 (0.64%) Thin Client
15 42 (0.64%) Fat Client
15 42 (0.64%) Video Conferencing
16 41 (0.62%) iPad
16 41 (0.62%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1974 (29.94%) Windows
2 780 (11.83%) Windows 7
3 463 (7.02%) Windows XP
4 424 (6.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 313 (4.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 249 (3.78%) Linux
7 241 (3.65%) UNIX
8 156 (2.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 119 (1.80%) Windows 8
10 65 (0.99%) Windows Vista
11 59 (0.89%) Windows 2000
12 57 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 41 (0.62%) Solaris
14 33 (0.50%) Android
15 26 (0.39%) Apple iOS
16 22 (0.33%) Windows NT
17 19 (0.29%) Mac OS X
17 19 (0.29%) Windows 2000 Server
18 17 (0.26%) Mac OS
19 15 (0.23%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 970 (14.71%) Project Management
2 809 (12.27%) ITIL
3 609 (9.24%) PRINCE2
4 535 (8.11%) Migration
5 434 (6.58%) Business Intelligence
6 419 (6.35%) Stakeholder Management
7 384 (5.82%) CRM
8 354 (5.37%) Agile Software Development
9 322 (4.88%) Data Analysis
10 317 (4.81%) Change Management
11 283 (4.29%) Business Analysis
12 224 (3.40%) Service Management
13 213 (3.23%) Time Management
14 211 (3.20%) Data Modelling
15 209 (3.17%) Project Planning
16 205 (3.11%) User Acceptance Testing
17 199 (3.02%) Workflow
18 196 (2.97%) ETL
19 194 (2.94%) Service Delivery
19 194 (2.94%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1390 (21.08%) SQL
2 497 (7.54%) C#
3 380 (5.76%) VBA
4 293 (4.44%) JavaScript
5 291 (4.41%) T-SQL
6 211 (3.20%) Java
7 195 (2.96%) PowerShell
8 177 (2.68%) VB
9 102 (1.55%) C
10 93 (1.41%) PL/SQL
11 91 (1.38%) VBScript
12 77 (1.17%) Perl
13 68 (1.03%) VB.NET
14 63 (0.96%) Python
15 55 (0.83%) Shell Script
16 50 (0.76%) C++
17 35 (0.53%) PHP
18 34 (0.52%) Ruby
19 25 (0.38%) VB6
20 23 (0.35%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 654 (9.92%) Security Cleared
2 565 (8.57%) Degree
3 434 (6.58%) SC Cleared
4 404 (6.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 177 (2.68%) MCSE
6 162 (2.46%) DV Cleared
7 148 (2.24%) PMI Certification
8 126 (1.91%) MCP
9 101 (1.53%) MCITP
10 98 (1.49%) ISEB
11 96 (1.46%) PMP
12 92 (1.40%) ISTQB
13 87 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 87 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
14 83 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
15 82 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 51 (0.77%) MCTS
16 51 (0.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 47 (0.71%) CISSP
18 45 (0.68%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 304 (4.61%) SLA
2 302 (4.58%) QA
3 63 (0.96%) Data Quality
4 44 (0.67%) ISO 9001
5 28 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 27 (0.41%) P3O
7 22 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 19 (0.29%) PCI DSS
9 9 (0.14%) COBIT
10 8 (0.12%) Basel III
11 6 (0.091%) JSP 440
11 6 (0.091%) HL7
12 5 (0.076%) Basel II
12 5 (0.076%) EMIR
12 5 (0.076%) Dodd-Frank
13 4 (0.061%) ISO 14001
13 4 (0.061%) ISO 9000
14 3 (0.045%) BS7799
14 3 (0.045%) TickIT
15 2 (0.030%) FATCA
System Software
1 1125 (17.06%) Active Directory
2 294 (4.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 98 (1.49%) vSphere
4 81 (1.23%) Hyper-V
5 62 (0.94%) VMware ESX
6 59 (0.89%) XenApp
7 52 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
8 42 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
9 36 (0.55%) Terminal Services
10 30 (0.45%) XenDesktop
11 25 (0.38%) ISA Server
12 21 (0.32%) XenServer
13 15 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 14 (0.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 13 (0.20%) Snort
16 11 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
17 10 (0.15%) NFS
18 8 (0.12%) UAG
18 8 (0.12%) Xen
18 8 (0.12%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 239 (3.62%) SCCM
2 106 (1.61%) SCOM
3 71 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
4 47 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 37 (0.56%) Backup Exec
6 36 (0.55%) OpenView
7 30 (0.45%) NetBackup
8 28 (0.42%) WSUS
9 27 (0.41%) Puppet
10 26 (0.39%) OVSD
11 22 (0.33%) HP SIM
12 20 (0.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 20 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
13 18 (0.27%) WMI
14 17 (0.26%) BladeLogic
15 16 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
16 15 (0.23%) Tivoli
16 15 (0.23%) SCOrch
17 14 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
18 10 (0.15%) DameWare
Vendors
1 4135 (62.71%) Microsoft
2 495 (7.51%) Oracle
3 466 (7.07%) VMware
4 357 (5.41%) Citrix
5 321 (4.87%) HP
6 303 (4.60%) Cisco
7 296 (4.49%) SAP
8 139 (2.11%) Business Objects
9 124 (1.88%) IBM
10 112 (1.70%) Lotus
11 91 (1.38%) Remedy
12 78 (1.18%) Symantec
13 74 (1.12%) Dell
14 70 (1.06%) Tableau
15 63 (0.96%) CheckPoint
16 62 (0.94%) Adobe
17 57 (0.86%) Red Hat
18 50 (0.76%) McAfee
19 49 (0.74%) EMC
20 48 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
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