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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 25 21 22
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 3322 3169 2819
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 6.59% 6.71% 6.24%
As % of the Applications category 51.90% 51.67% 49.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1880 1790 1460
Average daily rate
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£340 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £130 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 348 283 312
Average hourly rate £14.65 £14.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.03% -12.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.06 £10.00 £9.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.05 £27.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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
6401 6133 5717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.69% 12.99% 12.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3736 3406 2904
Average daily rate £325 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £135 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 669 606 697
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.83 £30.72 £36.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%

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 December 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 December 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 December 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 1305 £375 - 437
South East -2 827 £305 -6.10% 233
East of England -5 209 £325 +13.04% 106
North West +1 207 £300 +10.09% 88
South West -11 182 £325 +10.16% 94
West Midlands +5 180 £325 +8.33% 87
Yorkshire -4 164 £315 -3.07% 127
East Midlands -2 116 £300 +220.00% 39
North East -4 66 £352 +40.62% 15
Midlands -1 3 - - 11
South Coast - - - -
MS Excel
UK

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 4591 (66.23%) Microsoft
2 2360 (34.05%) MS Office
3 2040 (29.43%) Windows
4 1605 (23.15%) Finance
5 1477 (21.31%) SQL
6 1167 (16.83%) Active Directory
7 1164 (16.79%) MS PowerPoint
8 1155 (16.66%) SQL Server
9 971 (14.01%) Project Management
10 962 (13.88%) Analytical Skills
11 909 (13.11%) ITIL
12 843 (12.16%) MS Project
13 770 (11.11%) Security Cleared
14 764 (11.02%) Windows 7
15 747 (10.78%) SharePoint
16 743 (10.72%) Agile Software Development
17 708 (10.21%) .NET
18 612 (8.83%) Oracle
19 608 (8.77%) MS Visio
20 576 (8.31%) Microsoft Certification
21 566 (8.17%) CRM
22 562 (8.11%) PRINCE2
23 540 (7.79%) VMware
24 537 (7.75%) Banking
25 535 (7.72%) Degree
26 528 (7.62%) C#
27 519 (7.49%) SC Cleared
28 509 (7.34%) Migration
29 468 (6.75%) Citrix
30 460 (6.64%) Windows Server 2008

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 747 (10.78%) SharePoint
2 458 (6.61%) MS Exchange
3 214 (3.09%) IIS
4 183 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2010
5 133 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
6 126 (1.82%) Lync
7 117 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2003
8 109 (1.57%) IBM Notes
9 100 (1.44%) SharePoint 2010
10 90 (1.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 80 (1.15%) CMS
12 79 (1.14%) SAS
13 74 (1.07%) BizTalk Server
14 70 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
15 59 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
16 57 (0.82%) Apache
17 55 (0.79%) MS Project Server
18 40 (0.58%) WebSphere
19 34 (0.49%) WebLogic
20 32 (0.46%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2360 (34.05%) MS Office
2 1164 (16.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 843 (12.16%) MS Project
4 608 (8.77%) MS Visio
5 189 (2.73%) Spreadsheet
6 38 (0.55%) Photoshop
7 33 (0.48%) SPSS
8 26 (0.38%) PowerPivot
9 22 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
10 21 (0.30%) InfoPath
11 14 (0.20%) AutoCAD
12 13 (0.19%) Acrobat
13 12 (0.17%) Adobe Captivate
14 11 (0.16%) InDesign
14 11 (0.16%) Mingle
15 10 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
16 9 (0.13%) FastStats
17 5 (0.072%) PaintShop Pro
17 5 (0.072%) Open Workbench
18 3 (0.043%) Stata
Business Applications
1 249 (3.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 60 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
3 48 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
4 28 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
5 25 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
5 25 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
6 20 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
7 17 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
8 16 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
8 16 (0.23%) Agresso
9 15 (0.22%) SAP HR
9 15 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
10 14 (0.20%) CA Clarity
11 13 (0.19%) SAP BPC
12 11 (0.16%) Markit EDM
12 11 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
12 11 (0.16%) Google Analytics
12 11 (0.16%) assyst
13 10 (0.14%) ResourceLink
13 10 (0.14%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 123 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 65 (0.94%) Office 365
3 58 (0.84%) PaaS
4 40 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
5 39 (0.56%) SaaS
6 18 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
7 17 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
8 12 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
9 6 (0.087%) Google Apps
10 5 (0.072%) IBM SmartCloud
11 4 (0.058%) Trello
12 3 (0.043%) IaaS
12 3 (0.043%) Taleo
13 2 (0.029%) LucidChart
14 1 (0.014%) GitHub
14 1 (0.014%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.014%) Force.com
14 1 (0.014%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 294 (4.24%) DNS
2 242 (3.49%) Firewall
3 218 (3.14%) DHCP
4 216 (3.12%) WAN
5 208 (3.00%) SAN
6 197 (2.84%) LAN
7 187 (2.70%) TCP/IP
8 186 (2.68%) Internet
9 155 (2.24%) VPN
10 87 (1.26%) FTP
11 86 (1.24%) Intranet
12 73 (1.05%) Wireless
13 63 (0.91%) VoIP
14 58 (0.84%) Network Security
15 51 (0.74%) HTTP
16 46 (0.66%) NAS
16 46 (0.66%) MPLS
17 40 (0.58%) SSL
18 38 (0.55%) VLAN
19 36 (0.52%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1155 (16.66%) SQL Server
2 365 (5.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 329 (4.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 328 (4.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 298 (4.30%) Data Warehouse
5 298 (4.30%) MS Access
6 181 (2.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 156 (2.25%) Relational Database
8 148 (2.14%) SQL Server 2005
9 137 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
10 91 (1.31%) Oracle Database
11 90 (1.30%) QlikView
12 86 (1.24%) MySQL
13 75 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
14 64 (0.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 59 (0.85%) Data Mining
16 57 (0.82%) Crystal Reports
17 52 (0.75%) OLAP
18 42 (0.61%) SQL Server 2000
19 36 (0.52%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 174 (2.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 149 (2.15%) Visual Studio
3 111 (1.60%) JIRA
4 47 (0.68%) Git (software)
5 44 (0.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 41 (0.59%) Subversion
7 40 (0.58%) Jenkins
8 36 (0.52%) NUnit
9 35 (0.50%) Maven
10 23 (0.33%) Dreamweaver
10 23 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 23 (0.33%) Hudson
10 23 (0.33%) Selenium
11 22 (0.32%) MSI
12 21 (0.30%) SpecFlow
13 20 (0.29%) Toad
13 20 (0.29%) Oracle Forms
14 19 (0.27%) MSTest
15 17 (0.25%) QuickTest Pro
15 17 (0.25%) Moq
General
1 1605 (23.15%) Finance
2 537 (7.75%) Banking
3 424 (6.12%) Telecoms
4 243 (3.51%) Retail
5 189 (2.73%) Investment Banking
6 184 (2.65%) Legal
7 176 (2.54%) Marketing
8 104 (1.50%) Law
9 90 (1.30%) Publishing
10 88 (1.27%) Advertising
10 88 (1.27%) Back Office
11 80 (1.15%) Manufacturing
12 72 (1.04%) Front Office
13 69 (1.00%) Financial Institution
14 51 (0.74%) Billing
15 45 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
15 45 (0.65%) Retail Banking
16 36 (0.52%) German Language
17 33 (0.48%) Automotive
18 31 (0.45%) French Language
Job Titles
1 2071 (29.88%) Analyst
2 877 (12.65%) Developer
3 401 (5.78%) Business Analyst
4 393 (5.67%) Project Manager
5 346 (4.99%) Service Analyst
6 318 (4.59%) Service Desk Analyst
7 316 (4.56%) Support Engineer
8 315 (4.54%) Support Analyst
9 301 (4.34%) Data Analyst
10 270 (3.89%) Administrator
11 253 (3.65%) Technical Support
11 253 (3.65%) Architect
12 251 (3.62%) Consultant
13 183 (2.64%) 2nd Line Support
14 170 (2.45%) Coordinator
15 164 (2.37%) 1st Line Support
16 163 (2.35%) Desktop Support
17 146 (2.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 145 (2.09%) PMO Analyst
19 133 (1.92%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 708 (10.21%) .NET
2 343 (4.95%) HTML
3 308 (4.44%) ASP.NET
4 243 (3.51%) Web Services
5 234 (3.38%) XML
6 206 (2.97%) CSS
7 165 (2.38%) jQuery
8 144 (2.08%) WCF
9 138 (1.99%) .NET Framework
10 115 (1.66%) HTML5
11 113 (1.63%) ASP.NET MVC
12 71 (1.02%) Ajax
13 65 (0.94%) Middleware
13 65 (0.94%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 62 (0.89%) REST
15 51 (0.74%) WPF
16 50 (0.72%) MDX
17 46 (0.66%) SOAP
18 45 (0.65%) JSP
19 41 (0.59%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 962 (13.88%) Analytical Skills
2 291 (4.20%) Management Information System
3 247 (3.56%) Blackberry
4 146 (2.11%) NHS
5 144 (2.08%) Computer Science
6 110 (1.59%) Clustering
7 81 (1.17%) E-Learning
8 66 (0.95%) Statistics
9 64 (0.92%) Visualisation
10 61 (0.88%) Thin Client
10 61 (0.88%) Fat Client
11 60 (0.87%) User Experience
12 55 (0.79%) Data Integration
13 52 (0.75%) Derivative
14 51 (0.74%) Open Source
15 50 (0.72%) Data Structures
15 50 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
15 50 (0.72%) PMI
16 47 (0.68%) Fixed Income
16 47 (0.68%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2040 (29.43%) Windows
2 764 (11.02%) Windows 7
3 460 (6.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 442 (6.38%) Windows XP
5 328 (4.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 303 (4.37%) Linux
7 270 (3.89%) UNIX
8 198 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
9 132 (1.90%) Windows 8
10 87 (1.26%) Windows Vista
11 82 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 57 (0.82%) Android
12 57 (0.82%) Windows 2000
13 52 (0.75%) Solaris
14 41 (0.59%) Apple iOS
15 30 (0.43%) Windows NT
16 29 (0.42%) AIX
17 27 (0.39%) Windows 2000 Server
18 26 (0.38%) CentOS
19 24 (0.35%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 971 (14.01%) Project Management
2 909 (13.11%) ITIL
3 743 (10.72%) Agile Software Development
4 566 (8.17%) CRM
5 562 (8.11%) PRINCE2
6 509 (7.34%) Migration
7 456 (6.58%) Stakeholder Management
8 416 (6.00%) Business Intelligence
9 392 (5.65%) Change Management
10 317 (4.57%) Data Analysis
11 265 (3.82%) Service Management
12 257 (3.71%) Business Analysis
13 237 (3.42%) ETL
14 233 (3.36%) User Acceptance Testing
15 232 (3.35%) Time Management
15 232 (3.35%) Service Delivery
16 216 (3.12%) Data Modelling
17 215 (3.10%) Incident Management
18 209 (3.02%) MVC
19 204 (2.94%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 1477 (21.31%) SQL
2 528 (7.62%) C#
3 400 (5.77%) VBA
4 331 (4.77%) JavaScript
5 265 (3.82%) T-SQL
6 201 (2.90%) Java
7 193 (2.78%) PowerShell
8 179 (2.58%) VB
9 129 (1.86%) C
10 106 (1.53%) PL/SQL
11 91 (1.31%) VB.NET
12 89 (1.28%) C++
13 83 (1.20%) VBScript
14 79 (1.14%) Python
15 65 (0.94%) Perl
16 62 (0.89%) Shell Script
17 53 (0.76%) Bash Shell
18 43 (0.62%) Ruby
19 37 (0.53%) PHP
20 23 (0.33%) Korn
Qualifications
1 770 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 576 (8.31%) Microsoft Certification
3 535 (7.72%) Degree
4 519 (7.49%) SC Cleared
5 169 (2.44%) MCSE
6 155 (2.24%) DV Cleared
7 133 (1.92%) MCP
8 127 (1.83%) ISEB
9 100 (1.44%) ISTQB
9 100 (1.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 98 (1.41%) PMI Certification
11 95 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
12 92 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
13 87 (1.26%) MCITP
14 73 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 62 (0.89%) PMP
16 55 (0.79%) MCSA
17 53 (0.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 51 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 47 (0.68%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 355 (5.12%) SLA
2 266 (3.84%) QA
3 43 (0.62%) Data Quality
4 29 (0.42%) ISO 9001
5 21 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 19 (0.27%) P3O
7 16 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 15 (0.22%) PCI DSS
9 13 (0.19%) COBIT
10 12 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
11 9 (0.13%) EMIR
12 7 (0.10%) JSP 440
13 6 (0.087%) FATCA
14 4 (0.058%) Solvency II
14 4 (0.058%) Basel III
14 4 (0.058%) GMP
15 3 (0.043%) TickIT
15 3 (0.043%) BS7799
15 3 (0.043%) ISO 9000
16 2 (0.029%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 1167 (16.83%) Active Directory
2 332 (4.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 122 (1.76%) Hyper-V
4 107 (1.54%) vSphere
5 78 (1.13%) VMware ESX
6 74 (1.07%) XenApp
7 42 (0.61%) XenDesktop
7 42 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
8 39 (0.56%) Terminal Services
9 34 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
10 21 (0.30%) XenServer
11 20 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 15 (0.22%) Terminal Server
12 15 (0.22%) ISA Server
13 14 (0.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 13 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
14 13 (0.19%) UAG
15 11 (0.16%) Firmware
16 10 (0.14%) NFS
17 9 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 260 (3.75%) SCCM
2 119 (1.72%) SCOM
3 87 (1.26%) HP Quality Center
4 68 (0.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 52 (0.75%) Backup Exec
6 44 (0.63%) HP SIM
6 44 (0.63%) Puppet
7 36 (0.52%) NetBackup
7 36 (0.52%) OpenView
8 34 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
9 30 (0.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 29 (0.42%) Tivoli
11 24 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
11 24 (0.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 24 (0.35%) Ansible
12 23 (0.33%) ARCserve
13 22 (0.32%) WSUS
14 21 (0.30%) BladeLogic
15 18 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
16 15 (0.22%) OVSD
Vendors
1 4591 (66.23%) Microsoft
2 612 (8.83%) Oracle
3 540 (7.79%) VMware
4 468 (6.75%) Citrix
5 390 (5.63%) HP
6 326 (4.70%) Cisco
7 256 (3.69%) SAP
8 136 (1.96%) IBM
9 127 (1.83%) Business Objects
10 110 (1.59%) Lotus
11 105 (1.51%) Remedy
12 82 (1.18%) Dell
13 77 (1.11%) Symantec
13 77 (1.11%) Tableau
14 75 (1.08%) CheckPoint
15 64 (0.92%) CA
16 60 (0.87%) McAfee
16 60 (0.87%) Adobe
17 57 (0.82%) NetApp
18 54 (0.78%) Apple
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Northamptonshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £18.50 - £19.50 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £18.50 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £460 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
FT Select
Rate: From £150 to £175 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
LA International
Rate: £263.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £140 - £160 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Henderson Drake
Rate: From £350 to £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Aston Carter
Rate: £80 - £120 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £18.00 - £21.00 per hour + n/a
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £150 - £170 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £0.00 - £510.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago