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 30 July 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
30 Jul 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 3276 3051 3438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 6.64% 6.55% 6.50%
As % of the Applications category 50.58% 50.73% 49.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1823 1677 1779
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £160 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 315 266 330
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.49 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.05 £34.30 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.98 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.13% -6.37%
Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
6477 6014 6975
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.12% 12.91% 13.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3609 3297 3664
Average daily rate £335 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £153 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £301
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 685 608 722
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 £10.12 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £28.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 1407 £375 -6.36% 437
South East +5 784 £325 - 281
East of England -3 207 £350 +7.69% 98
South West 0 192 £300 -7.69% 89
North West +16 186 £325 +8.33% 118
West Midlands -1 179 £300 -3.22% 89
Yorkshire -3 144 £325 - 102
East Midlands +4 117 £300 +233.33% 70
North East +3 41 £270 +11.34% 37
Midlands +5 12 £303 -19.33% 2
MS Excel
UK

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 4112 (62.11%) Microsoft
2 2196 (33.17%) MS Office
3 1993 (30.10%) Windows
4 1566 (23.65%) Finance
5 1406 (21.24%) SQL
6 1167 (17.63%) SQL Server
7 1132 (17.10%) Active Directory
8 1116 (16.86%) MS PowerPoint
9 949 (14.33%) Project Management
10 853 (12.88%) MS Project
11 843 (12.73%) SharePoint
12 820 (12.38%) Windows 7
13 814 (12.29%) ITIL
14 695 (10.50%) Security Cleared
15 643 (9.71%) .NET
16 594 (8.97%) Degree
17 584 (8.82%) PRINCE2
18 575 (8.68%) MS Visio
19 534 (8.07%) Banking
20 530 (8.00%) Migration
21 508 (7.67%) Windows XP
22 480 (7.25%) Oracle
23 474 (7.16%) C#
24 458 (6.92%) MS Exchange
25 450 (6.80%) SC Cleared
26 444 (6.71%) VMware
27 442 (6.68%) Windows Server 2008
28 433 (6.54%) Business Intelligence
29 411 (6.21%) Stakeholder Management
30 402 (6.07%) VBA

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (12.73%) SharePoint
2 458 (6.92%) MS Exchange
3 200 (3.02%) IIS
4 152 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2010
5 138 (2.08%) SharePoint 2010
6 133 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2007
7 106 (1.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 106 (1.60%) IBM Notes
8 102 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2003
9 98 (1.48%) Lync
10 84 (1.27%) CMS
10 84 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
11 79 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
12 73 (1.10%) SAS
13 60 (0.91%) MS Project Server
14 47 (0.71%) Apache
15 46 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
16 43 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
17 29 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
17 29 (0.44%) Confluence
Applications
1 2196 (33.17%) MS Office
2 1116 (16.86%) MS PowerPoint
3 853 (12.88%) MS Project
4 575 (8.68%) MS Visio
5 150 (2.27%) Spreadsheet
6 38 (0.57%) Photoshop
7 31 (0.47%) InfoPath
8 30 (0.45%) PowerPivot
9 23 (0.35%) SPSS
10 19 (0.29%) AutoCAD
11 17 (0.26%) Adobe Captivate
12 8 (0.12%) FastStats
12 8 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
13 7 (0.11%) InDesign
13 7 (0.11%) Stata
14 5 (0.076%) Acrobat
14 5 (0.076%) Open Workbench
14 5 (0.076%) OmniGraffle
15 3 (0.045%) CATIA
15 3 (0.045%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 203 (3.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 85 (1.28%) Dynamics AX
3 34 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
4 29 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
5 28 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
6 25 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
7 17 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
8 14 (0.21%) CA Clarity
9 13 (0.20%) SAP CO
9 13 (0.20%) Google Analytics
10 10 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
10 10 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
10 10 (0.15%) SAP CRM
10 10 (0.15%) Markit EDM
11 9 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 9 (0.14%) SAP BPC
12 8 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
12 8 (0.12%) SiteCatalyst
12 8 (0.12%) SAP SD
12 8 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 70 (1.06%) Office 365
2 66 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (0.50%) SaaS
4 21 (0.32%) PaaS
5 16 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
7 10 (0.15%) Google Apps
8 8 (0.12%) Amazon AWS
9 3 (0.045%) IBM SmartCloud
10 2 (0.030%) Taleo
11 1 (0.015%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.015%) IBM Blueworks
11 1 (0.015%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.015%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.015%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.015%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 268 (4.05%) DNS
2 252 (3.81%) TCP/IP
3 203 (3.07%) DHCP
3 203 (3.07%) Firewall
4 194 (2.93%) LAN
5 186 (2.81%) Internet
6 183 (2.76%) WAN
7 168 (2.54%) SAN
8 148 (2.24%) VPN
9 97 (1.47%) Intranet
10 79 (1.19%) Wireless
11 66 (1.00%) VoIP
12 54 (0.82%) HTTP
13 46 (0.69%) LDAP
14 41 (0.62%) NAS
15 40 (0.60%) Network Security
16 38 (0.57%) FTP
17 36 (0.54%) 3G
18 32 (0.48%) LTE
19 30 (0.45%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1167 (17.63%) SQL Server
2 360 (5.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 331 (5.00%) MS Access
4 321 (4.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 297 (4.49%) SQL Server 2008
6 291 (4.40%) Data Warehouse
7 186 (2.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 171 (2.58%) SQL Server 2005
9 167 (2.52%) Relational Database
10 129 (1.95%) SQL Server 2012
11 90 (1.36%) MySQL
12 83 (1.25%) QlikView
13 80 (1.21%) Data Mining
13 80 (1.21%) Oracle Database
14 63 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
15 61 (0.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 58 (0.88%) Crystal Reports
17 55 (0.83%) OLAP
18 44 (0.66%) RDBMS
19 43 (0.65%) DTS
Development Applications
1 168 (2.54%) Visual Studio
2 139 (2.10%) Team Foundation Server
3 82 (1.24%) JIRA
4 59 (0.89%) Subversion
5 45 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 33 (0.50%) Toad
7 32 (0.48%) Oracle Forms
8 31 (0.47%) SpecFlow
9 27 (0.41%) Oracle APEX
10 23 (0.35%) NUnit
11 22 (0.33%) Selenium
12 21 (0.32%) MSI
12 21 (0.32%) QuickTest Pro
13 18 (0.27%) Jenkins
14 17 (0.26%) Maven
15 16 (0.24%) Git (software)
16 15 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 15 (0.23%) JDeveloper
16 15 (0.23%) ERwin
16 15 (0.23%) Hudson
General
1 1566 (23.65%) Finance
2 534 (8.07%) Banking
3 358 (5.41%) Telecoms
4 219 (3.31%) Retail
5 193 (2.91%) Marketing
6 192 (2.90%) Legal
7 150 (2.27%) Investment Banking
8 127 (1.92%) Law
9 98 (1.48%) Publishing
10 89 (1.34%) Back Office
11 88 (1.33%) Advertising
12 85 (1.28%) Financial Institution
13 83 (1.25%) Front Office
14 80 (1.21%) Manufacturing
15 57 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
16 47 (0.71%) Retail Banking
17 46 (0.69%) French Language
18 45 (0.68%) Billing
19 44 (0.66%) Military
20 36 (0.54%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1973 (29.80%) Analyst
2 855 (12.91%) Developer
3 399 (6.03%) Business Analyst
4 382 (5.77%) Project Manager
5 336 (5.07%) Support Engineer
6 324 (4.89%) Support Analyst
7 301 (4.55%) Consultant
8 297 (4.49%) Service Analyst
9 263 (3.97%) Data Analyst
10 261 (3.94%) Administrator
11 260 (3.93%) Service Desk Analyst
12 223 (3.37%) Architect
13 213 (3.22%) 1st Line Support
14 207 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support
15 203 (3.07%) Coordinator
16 161 (2.43%) Desktop Support
17 139 (2.10%) PMO Analyst
18 129 (1.95%) .NET Developer
19 119 (1.80%) Project Coordinator
19 119 (1.80%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 643 (9.71%) .NET
2 322 (4.86%) HTML
3 308 (4.65%) ASP.NET
4 281 (4.24%) XML
5 204 (3.08%) CSS
6 173 (2.61%) Web Services
7 143 (2.16%) jQuery
8 140 (2.11%) .NET Framework
9 130 (1.96%) WCF
10 106 (1.60%) ASP.NET MVC
11 96 (1.45%) HTML5
12 81 (1.22%) Ajax
13 60 (0.91%) Middleware
14 58 (0.88%) MDX
14 58 (0.88%) WPF
15 57 (0.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 55 (0.83%) REST
17 53 (0.80%) XSLT
18 47 (0.71%) JSP
19 44 (0.66%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 294 (4.44%) Management Information System
2 214 (3.23%) Blackberry
3 178 (2.69%) NHS
4 124 (1.87%) Computer Science
5 96 (1.45%) Clustering
6 77 (1.16%) PMI
7 67 (1.01%) Statistics
8 57 (0.86%) Replication
9 55 (0.83%) Data Integration
10 53 (0.80%) Open Source
11 51 (0.77%) CMDB
12 49 (0.74%) Mathematics
13 48 (0.72%) Client/Server
14 47 (0.71%) Thin Client
14 47 (0.71%) Fat Client
14 47 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
15 44 (0.66%) FMCG
15 44 (0.66%) Visualisation
15 44 (0.66%) Derivative
16 43 (0.65%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 1993 (30.10%) Windows
2 820 (12.38%) Windows 7
3 508 (7.67%) Windows XP
4 442 (6.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 311 (4.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 242 (3.66%) Linux
7 241 (3.64%) UNIX
8 139 (2.10%) Windows Server 2012
9 119 (1.80%) Windows 8
10 63 (0.95%) Windows Vista
11 56 (0.85%) Windows 2000
12 49 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 34 (0.51%) Solaris
14 30 (0.45%) Android
15 27 (0.41%) Apple iOS
16 23 (0.35%) Mac OS X
17 17 (0.26%) Windows NT
18 15 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
18 15 (0.23%) Mac OS
19 11 (0.17%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 949 (14.33%) Project Management
2 814 (12.29%) ITIL
3 584 (8.82%) PRINCE2
4 530 (8.00%) Migration
5 433 (6.54%) Business Intelligence
6 411 (6.21%) Stakeholder Management
7 337 (5.09%) CRM
8 325 (4.91%) Data Analysis
9 320 (4.83%) Agile Software Development
10 305 (4.61%) Change Management
11 275 (4.15%) Business Analysis
12 263 (3.97%) Service Management
13 226 (3.41%) Time Management
14 216 (3.26%) Project Planning
15 211 (3.19%) Workflow
15 211 (3.19%) User Acceptance Testing
16 197 (2.98%) Service Delivery
17 192 (2.90%) Data Modelling
18 184 (2.78%) ETL
19 177 (2.67%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1406 (21.24%) SQL
2 474 (7.16%) C#
3 402 (6.07%) VBA
4 317 (4.79%) JavaScript
5 288 (4.35%) T-SQL
6 220 (3.32%) Java
7 203 (3.07%) VB
8 194 (2.93%) PowerShell
9 114 (1.72%) C
10 99 (1.50%) PL/SQL
11 95 (1.43%) VBScript
12 81 (1.22%) Perl
13 72 (1.09%) VB.NET
14 59 (0.89%) Python
15 51 (0.77%) C++
16 50 (0.76%) Shell Script
17 39 (0.59%) VB6
18 36 (0.54%) PHP
19 35 (0.53%) Ruby
20 20 (0.30%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 695 (10.50%) Security Cleared
2 594 (8.97%) Degree
3 450 (6.80%) SC Cleared
4 377 (5.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 180 (2.72%) MCSE
6 175 (2.64%) DV Cleared
7 141 (2.13%) PMI Certification
8 139 (2.10%) MCP
9 108 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
10 101 (1.53%) MCITP
11 99 (1.50%) ISEB
12 88 (1.33%) PMP
12 88 (1.33%) ISTQB
13 84 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 74 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 72 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
16 58 (0.88%) MCTS
17 45 (0.68%) MCSA
17 45 (0.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
18 44 (0.66%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 302 (4.56%) SLA
2 295 (4.46%) QA
3 64 (0.97%) Data Quality
4 59 (0.89%) ISO 9001
5 29 (0.44%) P3O
6 28 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 21 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 21 (0.32%) PCI DSS
8 11 (0.17%) TickIT
9 9 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
9 9 (0.14%) EMIR
10 8 (0.12%) Basel III
11 7 (0.11%) HL7
12 6 (0.091%) JSP 440
12 6 (0.091%) Basel II
12 6 (0.091%) ISO 9000
13 5 (0.076%) COBIT
14 3 (0.045%) ISO 14001
14 3 (0.045%) BS7799
15 2 (0.030%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1132 (17.10%) Active Directory
2 281 (4.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 86 (1.30%) vSphere
3 86 (1.30%) Hyper-V
4 79 (1.19%) XenApp
5 63 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
6 57 (0.86%) VMware ESX
7 44 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
8 42 (0.63%) XenDesktop
9 28 (0.42%) Terminal Services
10 23 (0.35%) ISA Server
11 20 (0.30%) XenServer
12 16 (0.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 15 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 13 (0.20%) Snort
15 11 (0.17%) NFS
15 11 (0.17%) Terminal Server
16 10 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
17 6 (0.091%) qmail
17 6 (0.091%) Squid
Systems Management
1 239 (3.61%) SCCM
2 83 (1.25%) SCOM
3 71 (1.07%) HP Quality Center
4 53 (0.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 36 (0.54%) WSUS
5 36 (0.54%) OpenView
6 29 (0.44%) Backup Exec
7 25 (0.38%) NetBackup
8 23 (0.35%) OVSD
9 21 (0.32%) Puppet
10 20 (0.30%) HP SIM
11 18 (0.27%) Tivoli
11 18 (0.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 17 (0.26%) WMI
13 15 (0.23%) SCOrch
14 14 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
14 14 (0.21%) BladeLogic
14 14 (0.21%) Norton AntiVirus
15 13 (0.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 12 (0.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 4112 (62.11%) Microsoft
2 480 (7.25%) Oracle
3 444 (6.71%) VMware
4 379 (5.72%) Citrix
5 315 (4.76%) SAP
6 304 (4.59%) HP
7 282 (4.26%) Cisco
8 140 (2.11%) Business Objects
9 115 (1.74%) IBM
10 114 (1.72%) Lotus
11 99 (1.50%) Remedy
12 72 (1.09%) Adobe
13 71 (1.07%) Symantec
14 70 (1.06%) Dell
15 64 (0.97%) Tableau
16 56 (0.85%) CheckPoint
17 51 (0.77%) McAfee
17 51 (0.77%) ServiceNow
18 50 (0.76%) EMC
18 50 (0.76%) Red Hat
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
North London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £13 to £14 per hour
Posted: 6 hours ago
Lancaster, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £385 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £18.53 per hour
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £10 to £12 per hour
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Amersham, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £10.00 - £12.00 per hour
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
LA International
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Connectus
Rate: £20 per hour
Posted: 9 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Cyber Team
Rate: From £13 to £13 per hour
Posted: 9 hours ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 9 hours ago
Twickenham, Middlesex
Ventula Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Harris Global
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £330 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £375 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
I3
Rate: £340 - £380 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £15 - £16 per hour
Posted: 12 hours ago
Wiltshire
Roc Search
Posted: 13 hours ago