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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 23 22 21
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 3610 3157 3322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 6.91% 6.55% 6.28%
As % of the Applications category 52.18% 51.87% 48.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1975 1718 1723
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £160 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 338 268 327
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.38 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.81% -3.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.17 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £29.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -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
6918 6086 6897
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.24% 12.62% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3882 3359 3662
Average daily rate £343 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.48% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £155 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 695 592 717
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.36 £10.15 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.95 £26.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -4.83%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -1 1488 £375 - 506
South East +2 736 £315 -6.31% 320
East of England -1 234 £346 +2.59% 111
South West -1 233 £315 -6.66% 105
West Midlands +1 187 £300 -10.44% 93
Yorkshire 0 177 £350 +12.90% 120
North West +1 171 £325 +5.26% 131
East Midlands +8 133 £318 +296.87% 54
North East -8 62 £325 +44.44% 31
Midlands -5 5 £180 -55.55% 2
MS Excel
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MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 4402 (64.06%) Microsoft
2 2205 (32.09%) MS Office
3 2064 (30.03%) Windows
4 1563 (22.74%) Finance
5 1395 (20.30%) SQL
6 1191 (17.33%) SQL Server
7 1182 (17.20%) Active Directory
8 1152 (16.76%) MS PowerPoint
9 971 (14.13%) Project Management
10 892 (12.98%) Analytical Skills
11 891 (12.97%) MS Project
12 842 (12.25%) SharePoint
13 828 (12.05%) ITIL
14 819 (11.92%) Windows 7
15 691 (10.06%) Agile Software Development
16 690 (10.04%) .NET
17 687 (10.00%) Security Cleared
18 615 (8.95%) MS Visio
19 608 (8.85%) PRINCE2
20 561 (8.16%) Degree
21 529 (7.70%) Migration
22 524 (7.63%) C#
23 520 (7.57%) Banking
24 518 (7.54%) Microsoft Certification
25 503 (7.32%) Oracle
26 497 (7.23%) CRM
27 489 (7.12%) MS Exchange
28 486 (7.07%) VMware
29 473 (6.88%) Windows XP
30 459 (6.68%) SC Cleared

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 842 (12.25%) SharePoint
2 489 (7.12%) MS Exchange
3 224 (3.26%) IIS
4 179 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2010
5 150 (2.18%) SharePoint 2010
6 142 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2007
7 118 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
8 112 (1.63%) IBM Notes
9 101 (1.47%) Lync
10 88 (1.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 86 (1.25%) SAS
12 84 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
12 84 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
13 82 (1.19%) CMS
14 61 (0.89%) MS Project Server
14 61 (0.89%) Apache
15 47 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
16 39 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
17 36 (0.52%) WebLogic
18 34 (0.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2205 (32.09%) MS Office
2 1152 (16.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 891 (12.97%) MS Project
4 615 (8.95%) MS Visio
5 195 (2.84%) Spreadsheet
6 41 (0.60%) Photoshop
7 30 (0.44%) PowerPivot
7 30 (0.44%) InfoPath
8 28 (0.41%) SPSS
9 19 (0.28%) AutoCAD
10 12 (0.17%) Adobe Captivate
11 10 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
12 8 (0.12%) FastStats
13 7 (0.10%) Stata
14 5 (0.073%) Acrobat
15 4 (0.058%) InDesign
15 4 (0.058%) Open Workbench
16 3 (0.044%) RoboHelp
17 1 (0.015%) CPLEX
17 1 (0.015%) Niku Workbench
Business Applications
1 219 (3.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 93 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
3 29 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
4 25 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
5 24 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
6 21 (0.31%) CA Clarity
7 19 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
8 18 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
9 15 (0.22%) Google Analytics
10 13 (0.19%) Markit EDM
10 13 (0.19%) SAP HR
10 13 (0.19%) SAP CO
11 12 (0.17%) SAP BPC
12 11 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 11 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
12 11 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
12 11 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
13 10 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
14 9 (0.13%) assyst
14 9 (0.13%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 80 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 70 (1.02%) Office 365
3 40 (0.58%) PaaS
4 38 (0.55%) SaaS
5 17 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
6 15 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
7 12 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (0.087%) Google Apps
9 5 (0.073%) IBM SmartCloud
10 4 (0.058%) Taleo
11 3 (0.044%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.029%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.015%) IBM Blueworks
13 1 (0.015%) GitHub
13 1 (0.015%) IaaS
13 1 (0.015%) Amazon EMR
13 1 (0.015%) Heroku
13 1 (0.015%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 288 (4.19%) DNS
2 237 (3.45%) Firewall
3 220 (3.20%) TCP/IP
4 209 (3.04%) DHCP
4 209 (3.04%) Internet
5 198 (2.88%) WAN
6 196 (2.85%) LAN
7 189 (2.75%) SAN
8 144 (2.10%) VPN
9 108 (1.57%) Intranet
10 77 (1.12%) Wireless
11 65 (0.95%) VoIP
12 49 (0.71%) HTTP
12 49 (0.71%) LDAP
13 44 (0.64%) FTP
13 44 (0.64%) SSL
13 44 (0.64%) Network Security
14 37 (0.54%) MPLS
15 33 (0.48%) LTE
15 33 (0.48%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1191 (17.33%) SQL Server
2 369 (5.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 335 (4.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 322 (4.69%) MS Access
5 321 (4.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 303 (4.41%) Data Warehouse
7 193 (2.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 169 (2.46%) Relational Database
9 156 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
10 136 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
11 88 (1.28%) QlikView
12 82 (1.19%) Data Mining
13 80 (1.16%) MySQL
14 69 (1.00%) Oracle Database
15 61 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
16 60 (0.87%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 59 (0.86%) OLAP
18 51 (0.74%) Crystal Reports
19 45 (0.65%) Data Mart
20 35 (0.51%) DTS
Development Applications
1 162 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 148 (2.15%) Visual Studio
3 96 (1.40%) JIRA
4 50 (0.73%) Subversion
5 49 (0.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 33 (0.48%) SpecFlow
7 30 (0.44%) Toad
8 28 (0.41%) NUnit
9 21 (0.31%) MSTest
9 21 (0.31%) MSI
10 20 (0.29%) Selenium
11 19 (0.28%) Dreamweaver
12 18 (0.26%) Maven
12 18 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
12 18 (0.26%) QuickTest Pro
13 14 (0.20%) ERwin
13 14 (0.20%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
13 14 (0.20%) Git (software)
14 13 (0.19%) Jenkins
14 13 (0.19%) Cucumber
General
1 1563 (22.74%) Finance
2 520 (7.57%) Banking
3 393 (5.72%) Telecoms
4 218 (3.17%) Retail
5 194 (2.82%) Marketing
6 188 (2.74%) Legal
7 169 (2.46%) Investment Banking
8 121 (1.76%) Law
9 95 (1.38%) Publishing
10 94 (1.37%) Back Office
11 93 (1.35%) Advertising
12 84 (1.22%) Manufacturing
13 70 (1.02%) Financial Institution
14 69 (1.00%) Front Office
15 61 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
16 47 (0.68%) Billing
17 46 (0.67%) French Language
18 42 (0.61%) Retail Banking
19 41 (0.60%) Military
20 35 (0.51%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2005 (29.18%) Analyst
2 888 (12.92%) Developer
3 398 (5.79%) Business Analyst
4 393 (5.72%) Project Manager
5 323 (4.70%) Support Engineer
6 320 (4.66%) Support Analyst
7 304 (4.42%) Service Analyst
8 283 (4.12%) Data Analyst
9 280 (4.07%) Consultant
10 276 (4.02%) Administrator
11 274 (3.99%) Service Desk Analyst
12 242 (3.52%) Architect
13 207 (3.01%) Technical Support
14 199 (2.90%) 1st Line Support
15 198 (2.88%) 2nd Line Support
15 198 (2.88%) Coordinator
16 158 (2.30%) Desktop Support
17 145 (2.11%) .NET Developer
18 140 (2.04%) PMO Analyst
19 115 (1.67%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 690 (10.04%) .NET
2 327 (4.76%) HTML
3 326 (4.74%) ASP.NET
4 265 (3.86%) XML
5 197 (2.87%) Web Services
6 180 (2.62%) CSS
7 165 (2.40%) WCF
8 158 (2.30%) .NET Framework
9 138 (2.01%) jQuery
10 116 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC
11 111 (1.62%) HTML5
12 78 (1.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 68 (0.99%) Ajax
14 67 (0.97%) Middleware
15 64 (0.93%) REST
16 60 (0.87%) WPF
17 57 (0.83%) MDX
18 56 (0.81%) JSP
19 51 (0.74%) XSLT
20 44 (0.64%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 892 (12.98%) Analytical Skills
2 298 (4.34%) Management Information System
3 231 (3.36%) Blackberry
4 168 (2.44%) NHS
5 130 (1.89%) Computer Science
6 94 (1.37%) Clustering
7 73 (1.06%) PMI
8 68 (0.99%) Statistics
9 65 (0.95%) User Experience
10 57 (0.83%) Data Integration
10 57 (0.83%) Visualisation
10 57 (0.83%) E-Learning
11 53 (0.77%) Open Source
12 51 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
12 51 (0.74%) Client/Server
13 47 (0.68%) Mathematics
13 47 (0.68%) iPad
14 44 (0.64%) Thin Client
14 44 (0.64%) Fat Client
14 44 (0.64%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2064 (30.03%) Windows
2 819 (11.92%) Windows 7
3 473 (6.88%) Windows XP
4 448 (6.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 345 (5.02%) Windows Server 2003
6 261 (3.80%) Linux
7 252 (3.67%) UNIX
8 162 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
9 123 (1.79%) Windows 8
10 72 (1.05%) Windows Vista
11 70 (1.02%) Windows 2000
12 63 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 44 (0.64%) Android
14 43 (0.63%) Solaris
15 30 (0.44%) Apple iOS
16 27 (0.39%) Windows NT
17 23 (0.33%) Windows 2000 Server
18 19 (0.28%) Mac OS X
19 18 (0.26%) Mac OS
20 16 (0.23%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 971 (14.13%) Project Management
2 828 (12.05%) ITIL
3 691 (10.06%) Agile Software Development
4 608 (8.85%) PRINCE2
5 529 (7.70%) Migration
6 497 (7.23%) CRM
7 435 (6.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 426 (6.20%) Business Intelligence
9 326 (4.74%) Data Analysis
10 314 (4.57%) Change Management
11 276 (4.02%) Business Analysis
12 232 (3.38%) Service Management
13 229 (3.33%) Project Planning
14 219 (3.19%) MVC
15 218 (3.17%) Time Management
16 215 (3.13%) Workflow
17 214 (3.11%) Data Modelling
17 214 (3.11%) User Acceptance Testing
18 210 (3.06%) Incident Management
19 207 (3.01%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 1395 (20.30%) SQL
2 524 (7.63%) C#
3 369 (5.37%) VBA
4 299 (4.35%) JavaScript
5 288 (4.19%) T-SQL
6 198 (2.88%) PowerShell
7 195 (2.84%) Java
8 174 (2.53%) VB
9 111 (1.62%) C
10 86 (1.25%) PL/SQL
11 84 (1.22%) VBScript
12 79 (1.15%) Perl
13 67 (0.97%) Python
14 66 (0.96%) VB.NET
15 59 (0.86%) C++
16 51 (0.74%) Shell Script
17 34 (0.49%) PHP
18 33 (0.48%) Ruby
19 26 (0.38%) Bash Shell
20 22 (0.32%) VB6
Qualifications
1 687 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 561 (8.16%) Degree
3 518 (7.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 459 (6.68%) SC Cleared
5 174 (2.53%) DV Cleared
6 171 (2.49%) MCSE
7 139 (2.02%) PMI Certification
8 122 (1.78%) MCP
9 102 (1.48%) ISEB
10 95 (1.38%) MCITP
11 94 (1.37%) ISTQB
12 92 (1.34%) PMP
13 89 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 87 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
15 82 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 79 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
17 51 (0.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 50 (0.73%) MCTS
19 49 (0.71%) MOS
20 47 (0.68%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 308 (4.48%) SLA
2 306 (4.45%) QA
3 61 (0.89%) Data Quality
4 35 (0.51%) ISO 9001
5 27 (0.39%) P3O
6 23 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 21 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 19 (0.28%) PCI DSS
9 12 (0.17%) COBIT
10 9 (0.13%) JSP 440
11 6 (0.087%) Basel III
12 4 (0.058%) ISO 14001
12 4 (0.058%) ISO 9000
12 4 (0.058%) HL7
12 4 (0.058%) Dodd-Frank
13 3 (0.044%) EMIR
13 3 (0.044%) Solvency II
13 3 (0.044%) BS7799
13 3 (0.044%) Basel II
13 3 (0.044%) TickIT
System Software
1 1182 (17.20%) Active Directory
2 303 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 100 (1.46%) vSphere
4 87 (1.27%) Hyper-V
5 71 (1.03%) VMware ESX
6 53 (0.77%) XenApp
7 49 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
8 40 (0.58%) Terminal Services
9 38 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
10 26 (0.38%) ISA Server
10 26 (0.38%) XenDesktop
11 22 (0.32%) XenServer
12 17 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 16 (0.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 13 (0.19%) Snort
15 12 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
15 12 (0.17%) NFS
16 9 (0.13%) vCloud
16 9 (0.13%) Terminal Server
17 8 (0.12%) UAG
Systems Management
1 249 (3.62%) SCCM
2 114 (1.66%) SCOM
3 73 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
4 52 (0.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 45 (0.65%) Backup Exec
6 40 (0.58%) OpenView
7 38 (0.55%) NetBackup
8 34 (0.49%) HP SIM
9 28 (0.41%) OVSD
10 27 (0.39%) Puppet
11 26 (0.38%) WSUS
12 25 (0.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 22 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
14 20 (0.29%) BladeLogic
15 19 (0.28%) Tivoli
16 18 (0.26%) WMI
17 15 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
18 14 (0.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
18 14 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
19 13 (0.19%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 4402 (64.06%) Microsoft
2 503 (7.32%) Oracle
3 486 (7.07%) VMware
4 370 (5.38%) Citrix
5 343 (4.99%) HP
6 313 (4.55%) SAP
7 312 (4.54%) Cisco
8 138 (2.01%) Business Objects
9 132 (1.92%) IBM
10 120 (1.75%) Lotus
11 96 (1.40%) Remedy
12 82 (1.19%) Symantec
13 75 (1.09%) Tableau
14 73 (1.06%) Dell
15 69 (1.00%) CheckPoint
16 62 (0.90%) Red Hat
17 60 (0.87%) Adobe
18 54 (0.79%) CA
19 53 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
19 53 (0.77%) McAfee
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