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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 26 21 22
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 2859 3035 2551
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 6.19% 6.82% 6.30%
As % of the Applications category 51.08% 51.48% 49.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1615 1648 1339
Average daily rate
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£340 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.49% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £135 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 286 243 298
Average hourly rate £14.83 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £9.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £27.20 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -9.37%
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
5597 5896 5171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.12% 13.25% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3250 3182 2679
Average daily rate £335 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £135 £155
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 552 582 644
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £9.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £32.50 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.80 £15.00 £15.13
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -0.82%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -2 1153 £375 - 504
South East +2 740 £325 - 291
North West -2 180 £282 +23.73% 144
East of England -4 170 £300 - 109
Yorkshire -5 160 £318 -2.30% 126
West Midlands -5 154 £325 +8.33% 99
South West -18 150 £300 -5.51% 90
East Midlands -7 98 £325 +364.28% 60
North East +2 52 £350 +40.00% 17
Midlands -3 2 - - 12
MS Excel
UK

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 4400 (66.61%) Microsoft
2 2273 (34.41%) MS Office
3 1906 (28.85%) Windows
4 1552 (23.49%) Finance
5 1386 (20.98%) SQL
6 1104 (16.71%) MS PowerPoint
7 1102 (16.68%) SQL Server
8 1087 (16.45%) Active Directory
9 930 (14.08%) Project Management
10 896 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
11 878 (13.29%) ITIL
12 830 (12.56%) MS Project
13 765 (11.58%) Security Cleared
14 746 (11.29%) Agile Software Development
15 715 (10.82%) Windows 7
16 714 (10.81%) SharePoint
17 692 (10.48%) .NET
18 602 (9.11%) MS Visio
19 576 (8.72%) PRINCE2
20 572 (8.66%) Oracle
21 566 (8.57%) CRM
22 546 (8.27%) Microsoft Certification
23 531 (8.04%) Banking
24 518 (7.84%) C#
25 515 (7.80%) VMware
26 514 (7.78%) Degree
27 513 (7.77%) SC Cleared
28 470 (7.11%) Migration
29 469 (7.10%) Citrix
30 460 (6.96%) Stakeholder Management

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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
1 714 (10.81%) SharePoint
2 423 (6.40%) MS Exchange
3 194 (2.94%) IIS
4 166 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2010
5 107 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2007
6 100 (1.51%) Lync
6 100 (1.51%) IBM Notes
7 97 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2003
8 92 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
9 83 (1.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 78 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
11 74 (1.12%) CMS
12 63 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
13 61 (0.92%) SAS
14 51 (0.77%) Apache
15 47 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
16 45 (0.68%) MS Project Server
17 35 (0.53%) WebSphere
18 32 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
19 31 (0.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2273 (34.41%) MS Office
2 1104 (16.71%) MS PowerPoint
3 830 (12.56%) MS Project
4 602 (9.11%) MS Visio
5 182 (2.76%) Spreadsheet
6 34 (0.51%) Photoshop
7 30 (0.45%) SPSS
8 28 (0.42%) PowerPivot
9 22 (0.33%) InfoPath
9 22 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
10 15 (0.23%) AutoCAD
11 13 (0.20%) Acrobat
11 13 (0.20%) InDesign
11 13 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 13 (0.20%) Mingle
12 9 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
13 7 (0.11%) FastStats
14 6 (0.091%) PaintShop Pro
15 5 (0.076%) Open Workbench
16 3 (0.045%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 252 (3.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 60 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
3 53 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
4 24 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
5 22 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
6 20 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
7 18 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
8 17 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
9 16 (0.24%) Agresso
10 15 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
11 13 (0.20%) assyst
11 13 (0.20%) CA Clarity
11 13 (0.20%) SAP SRM
12 12 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
12 12 (0.18%) SAP HR
13 11 (0.17%) Markit EDM
14 10 (0.15%) SAP BPC
14 10 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
15 9 (0.14%) IntelliMatch
16 8 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 115 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 65 (0.98%) Office 365
3 53 (0.80%) PaaS
4 41 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
5 35 (0.53%) SaaS
6 21 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
7 18 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (0.091%) Google Apps
9 5 (0.076%) IBM SmartCloud
10 4 (0.061%) IaaS
10 4 (0.061%) SuccessFactors
10 4 (0.061%) Trello
11 3 (0.045%) Taleo
12 2 (0.030%) GitHub
12 2 (0.030%) LucidChart
13 1 (0.015%) Basecamp
13 1 (0.015%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.015%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 252 (3.81%) DNS
2 207 (3.13%) WAN
2 207 (3.13%) Firewall
3 205 (3.10%) SAN
4 188 (2.85%) LAN
5 177 (2.68%) DHCP
6 166 (2.51%) TCP/IP
7 162 (2.45%) Internet
8 160 (2.42%) VPN
9 83 (1.26%) Intranet
10 74 (1.12%) FTP
11 69 (1.04%) VoIP
12 64 (0.97%) Wireless
13 50 (0.76%) Network Security
14 48 (0.73%) HTTP
15 45 (0.68%) MPLS
15 45 (0.68%) NAS
16 41 (0.62%) Ethernet
17 40 (0.61%) 3G
17 40 (0.61%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1102 (16.68%) SQL Server
2 369 (5.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 349 (5.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 304 (4.60%) SQL Server 2008
5 279 (4.22%) MS Access
6 270 (4.09%) Data Warehouse
7 186 (2.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 151 (2.29%) Relational Database
9 135 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
10 133 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
11 84 (1.27%) QlikView
12 81 (1.23%) Oracle Database
13 80 (1.21%) MySQL
14 68 (1.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 61 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
16 57 (0.86%) Data Mining
17 55 (0.83%) Crystal Reports
18 42 (0.64%) OLAP
18 42 (0.64%) SQL Server 2000
19 40 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 162 (2.45%) Visual Studio
2 155 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 95 (1.44%) JIRA
4 56 (0.85%) Git (software)
5 43 (0.65%) Jenkins
6 42 (0.64%) Subversion
7 37 (0.56%) Maven
7 37 (0.56%) NUnit
7 37 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 23 (0.35%) Dreamweaver
8 23 (0.35%) Selenium
9 22 (0.33%) MSI
10 21 (0.32%) SpecFlow
11 20 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 18 (0.27%) Hudson
12 18 (0.27%) MSTest
13 15 (0.23%) Moq
13 15 (0.23%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
13 15 (0.23%) Ant
13 15 (0.23%) Toad
General
1 1552 (23.49%) Finance
2 531 (8.04%) Banking
3 402 (6.09%) Telecoms
4 249 (3.77%) Retail
5 190 (2.88%) Investment Banking
6 185 (2.80%) Legal
7 156 (2.36%) Marketing
8 108 (1.63%) Law
9 91 (1.38%) Publishing
10 86 (1.30%) Manufacturing
11 79 (1.20%) Advertising
12 77 (1.17%) Back Office
13 64 (0.97%) Financial Institution
14 63 (0.95%) Front Office
15 48 (0.73%) Billing
16 42 (0.64%) Retail Banking
17 39 (0.59%) French Language
18 38 (0.58%) German Language
19 34 (0.51%) Automotive
20 32 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1959 (29.65%) Analyst
2 830 (12.56%) Developer
3 397 (6.01%) Project Manager
4 391 (5.92%) Business Analyst
5 348 (5.27%) Service Analyst
6 326 (4.93%) Service Desk Analyst
7 301 (4.56%) Data Analyst
8 294 (4.45%) Support Analyst
9 289 (4.37%) Support Engineer
10 260 (3.94%) Administrator
11 240 (3.63%) Architect
12 239 (3.62%) Consultant
13 236 (3.57%) Technical Support
14 168 (2.54%) Coordinator
15 167 (2.53%) 2nd Line Support
16 156 (2.36%) Desktop Support
17 142 (2.15%) 1st Line Support
18 130 (1.97%) SQL Developer
19 129 (1.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
20 118 (1.79%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 692 (10.48%) .NET
2 345 (5.22%) HTML
3 284 (4.30%) ASP.NET
4 246 (3.72%) Web Services
5 235 (3.56%) XML
6 206 (3.12%) CSS
7 162 (2.45%) jQuery
8 139 (2.10%) .NET Framework
9 124 (1.88%) WCF
10 108 (1.63%) HTML5
11 90 (1.36%) ASP.NET MVC
12 67 (1.01%) Ajax
13 66 (1.00%) REST
14 61 (0.92%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 61 (0.92%) Middleware
15 56 (0.85%) WPF
16 55 (0.83%) JSON
17 46 (0.70%) JSP
18 44 (0.67%) SOAP
19 43 (0.65%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 896 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
2 262 (3.97%) Management Information System
3 231 (3.50%) Blackberry
4 149 (2.26%) Computer Science
5 139 (2.10%) NHS
6 112 (1.70%) Clustering
7 88 (1.33%) E-Learning
8 58 (0.88%) Visualisation
9 56 (0.85%) Statistics
9 56 (0.85%) Derivative
10 55 (0.83%) User Experience
11 53 (0.80%) Data Structures
11 53 (0.80%) Fat Client
11 53 (0.80%) Thin Client
12 51 (0.77%) Replication
13 50 (0.76%) Data Integration
14 46 (0.70%) Open Source
15 45 (0.68%) PMI
16 44 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
17 43 (0.65%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 1906 (28.85%) Windows
2 715 (10.82%) Windows 7
3 448 (6.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 394 (5.96%) Windows XP
5 305 (4.62%) Windows Server 2003
6 296 (4.48%) Linux
7 270 (4.09%) UNIX
8 199 (3.01%) Windows Server 2012
9 123 (1.86%) Windows 8
10 84 (1.27%) Windows Vista
11 81 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 52 (0.79%) Solaris
13 51 (0.77%) Windows 2000
14 50 (0.76%) Android
15 42 (0.64%) Apple iOS
16 34 (0.51%) Windows NT
17 33 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
18 30 (0.45%) AIX
19 29 (0.44%) CentOS
20 28 (0.42%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 930 (14.08%) Project Management
2 878 (13.29%) ITIL
3 746 (11.29%) Agile Software Development
4 576 (8.72%) PRINCE2
5 566 (8.57%) CRM
6 470 (7.11%) Migration
7 460 (6.96%) Stakeholder Management
8 389 (5.89%) Business Intelligence
9 366 (5.54%) Change Management
10 298 (4.51%) Data Analysis
11 245 (3.71%) Service Management
12 240 (3.63%) Business Analysis
13 230 (3.48%) Time Management
14 226 (3.42%) User Acceptance Testing
15 223 (3.38%) Service Delivery
16 221 (3.35%) ETL
17 218 (3.30%) Data Modelling
18 205 (3.10%) Scrum
19 200 (3.03%) Incident Management
20 199 (3.01%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 1386 (20.98%) SQL
2 518 (7.84%) C#
3 378 (5.72%) VBA
4 338 (5.12%) JavaScript
5 257 (3.89%) T-SQL
6 214 (3.24%) Java
7 180 (2.72%) PowerShell
8 168 (2.54%) VB
9 134 (2.03%) C
10 87 (1.32%) C++
11 84 (1.27%) PL/SQL
12 80 (1.21%) VB.NET
13 79 (1.20%) Python
14 73 (1.11%) VBScript
15 64 (0.97%) Perl
16 57 (0.86%) Shell Script
17 56 (0.85%) Bash Shell
18 47 (0.71%) Ruby
19 38 (0.58%) PHP
20 28 (0.42%) Korn
Qualifications
1 765 (11.58%) Security Cleared
2 546 (8.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 514 (7.78%) Degree
4 513 (7.77%) SC Cleared
5 156 (2.36%) MCSE
6 147 (2.23%) DV Cleared
7 135 (2.04%) ISEB
8 133 (2.01%) MCP
9 108 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 98 (1.48%) ISTQB
11 97 (1.47%) PMI Certification
12 96 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
13 86 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
14 79 (1.20%) MCITP
15 65 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 62 (0.94%) PMP
17 59 (0.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 55 (0.83%) MCSA
19 52 (0.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
20 50 (0.76%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 342 (5.18%) SLA
2 239 (3.62%) QA
3 40 (0.61%) Data Quality
4 24 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 17 (0.26%) ISO 9001
6 16 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 16 (0.24%) COBIT
7 14 (0.21%) P3O
8 13 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
9 12 (0.18%) PCI DSS
10 10 (0.15%) EMIR
11 7 (0.11%) JSP 440
11 7 (0.11%) FATCA
12 5 (0.076%) Solvency II
13 4 (0.061%) GMP
14 3 (0.045%) ISO 9000
14 3 (0.045%) ISO/IEC 17799
14 3 (0.045%) Basel III
15 2 (0.030%) GAMP
15 2 (0.030%) GCP
System Software
1 1087 (16.45%) Active Directory
2 314 (4.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 104 (1.57%) Hyper-V
4 103 (1.56%) vSphere
5 78 (1.18%) XenApp
6 75 (1.14%) VMware ESX
7 40 (0.61%) XenDesktop
8 39 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
9 38 (0.58%) Terminal Services
10 25 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
11 24 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 18 (0.27%) XenServer
13 16 (0.24%) Terminal Server
14 15 (0.23%) ISA Server
14 15 (0.23%) UAG
15 13 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
15 13 (0.20%) NFS
16 12 (0.18%) Firmware
17 9 (0.14%) Xen
18 8 (0.12%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 230 (3.48%) SCCM
2 105 (1.59%) SCOM
3 90 (1.36%) HP Quality Center
4 69 (1.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 50 (0.76%) Backup Exec
6 42 (0.64%) Puppet
7 41 (0.62%) OpenView
8 38 (0.58%) HP SIM
9 33 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
10 28 (0.42%) Ansible
11 27 (0.41%) Tivoli
11 27 (0.41%) NetBackup
12 24 (0.36%) ARCserve
13 22 (0.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 21 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
15 19 (0.29%) WSUS
15 19 (0.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 17 (0.26%) OVSD
17 16 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
18 15 (0.23%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 4400 (66.61%) Microsoft
2 572 (8.66%) Oracle
3 515 (7.80%) VMware
4 469 (7.10%) Citrix
5 390 (5.90%) HP
6 310 (4.69%) Cisco
7 253 (3.83%) SAP
8 124 (1.88%) IBM
9 116 (1.76%) Business Objects
10 103 (1.56%) Remedy
11 100 (1.51%) Lotus
12 71 (1.07%) Dell
13 65 (0.98%) Tableau
14 61 (0.92%) CheckPoint
15 60 (0.91%) McAfee
16 58 (0.88%) Symantec
16 58 (0.88%) Apple
17 56 (0.85%) CA
18 55 (0.83%) Adobe
19 53 (0.80%) Juniper
London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £35k - 40k per year + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
LA International
Rate: Excellent Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £37k Annually
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Westbourne Partners
Rate: Up to £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £250-300 Daily
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £375 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £180 - £230 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Latcom Ltd
Rate: Unspecified - £Excellent Rates - 3 Month +
Posted: 2 days ago
Midlands
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Certes Computing Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ISL
Rate: £50000 - £55000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £430 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £130 - £150 per day
Posted: 3 days ago