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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 25 22 22
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 3360 3310 2761
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 6.63% 6.66% 6.45%
As % of the Applications category 52.81% 50.81% 48.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1908 1726 1433
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £140 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 282 283 259
Average hourly rate £14.25 £15.00 £15.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -2.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.94 £46.25 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
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
6363 6514 5677
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.55% 13.10% 13.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3528 3505 2906
Average daily rate £350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £150 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £517
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 610 656 657
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.85 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.36% -3.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.13 £10.00 £10.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £40.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 5 May 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 1366 £390 +4.00% 450
South East +1 797 £350 +10.23% 319
North West +6 257 £325 +8.33% 172
West Midlands +1 212 £328 +9.16% 73
Yorkshire +1 200 £325 +8.51% 97
South West -6 181 £350 +27.27% 92
East of England 0 171 £295 -1.66% 97
East Midlands +3 135 £288 +85.48% 49
North East +11 61 £200 -11.11% 20
Midlands +7 6 £475 - 4
MS Excel
UK

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 3947 (63.68%) Microsoft
2 2140 (34.53%) MS Office
3 1629 (26.28%) Windows
4 1614 (26.04%) Finance
5 1395 (22.51%) SQL
6 1131 (18.25%) MS PowerPoint
7 1103 (17.80%) SQL Server
8 1005 (16.21%) Project Management
9 954 (15.39%) Active Directory
10 864 (13.94%) MS Project
11 831 (13.41%) Analytical Skills
12 826 (13.33%) ITIL
13 719 (11.60%) Security Cleared
14 708 (11.42%) Agile Software Development
15 681 (10.99%) SharePoint
16 662 (10.68%) .NET
17 630 (10.16%) MS Visio
18 617 (9.95%) PRINCE2
19 582 (9.39%) Windows 7
20 565 (9.12%) Banking
21 535 (8.63%) Degree
22 517 (8.34%) Oracle
23 502 (8.10%) Stakeholder Management
24 489 (7.89%) C#
25 453 (7.31%) SC Cleared
26 439 (7.08%) VMware
27 436 (7.03%) Citrix
28 435 (7.02%) Business Intelligence
29 425 (6.86%) Migration
30 421 (6.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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
1 681 (10.99%) SharePoint
2 337 (5.44%) MS Exchange
3 149 (2.40%) IIS
4 128 (2.07%) Lync
5 119 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
6 88 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
7 69 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
8 68 (1.10%) SAS
9 60 (0.97%) IBM Notes
10 56 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
11 54 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 52 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
13 50 (0.81%) CMS
14 48 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
15 38 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2003
16 37 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
17 36 (0.58%) MS Project Server
18 35 (0.56%) WebSphere
19 28 (0.45%) Confluence
20 25 (0.40%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2140 (34.53%) MS Office
2 1131 (18.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 864 (13.94%) MS Project
4 630 (10.16%) MS Visio
5 96 (1.55%) Spreadsheet
6 40 (0.65%) PowerPivot
7 26 (0.42%) InfoPath
8 25 (0.40%) Photoshop
9 18 (0.29%) SPSS
9 18 (0.29%) Acrobat
10 15 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
11 13 (0.21%) AutoCAD
12 12 (0.19%) Adobe Captivate
13 10 (0.16%) InDesign
13 10 (0.16%) Mingle
13 10 (0.16%) PaintShop Pro
14 9 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 8 (0.13%) Open Workbench
16 4 (0.065%) OmniGraffle
17 3 (0.048%) Revit
Business Applications
1 266 (4.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 73 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
3 43 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
4 29 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
5 23 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
6 22 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
7 20 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
8 18 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
9 17 (0.27%) Primavera
10 15 (0.24%) SAP SRM
11 13 (0.21%) Agresso
12 12 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
13 11 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
13 11 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 11 (0.18%) assyst
14 10 (0.16%) Oracle 11i
14 10 (0.16%) Markit EDM
14 10 (0.16%) ResourceLink
15 9 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
15 9 (0.15%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 83 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 78 (1.26%) Office 365
3 35 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
4 30 (0.48%) SaaS
5 27 (0.44%) PaaS
6 25 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
7 20 (0.32%) Google Analytics
8 18 (0.29%) IaaS
9 17 (0.27%) GitHub
10 10 (0.16%) Mimecast
11 7 (0.11%) Google Apps
12 5 (0.081%) SuccessFactors
13 4 (0.065%) Trello
14 3 (0.048%) Taleo
14 3 (0.048%) Adobe Analytics
14 3 (0.048%) Boomi
15 2 (0.032%) Amazon EC2
16 1 (0.016%) Google Cloud Platform
16 1 (0.016%) Yammer
16 1 (0.016%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 200 (3.23%) DNS
2 196 (3.16%) SAN
3 194 (3.13%) LAN
4 191 (3.08%) WAN
5 169 (2.73%) VPN
6 166 (2.68%) TCP/IP
7 162 (2.61%) Firewall
8 147 (2.37%) Internet
9 136 (2.19%) DHCP
10 64 (1.03%) VoIP
11 61 (0.98%) LDAP
12 60 (0.97%) Intranet
12 60 (0.97%) Wireless
13 54 (0.87%) VLAN
14 50 (0.81%) HTTP
14 50 (0.81%) Network Security
15 48 (0.77%) FTP
16 46 (0.74%) Ethernet
16 46 (0.74%) ATM
17 43 (0.69%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1103 (17.80%) SQL Server
2 421 (6.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 357 (5.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 317 (5.11%) Data Warehouse
5 306 (4.94%) MS Access
6 256 (4.13%) SQL Server 2008
7 195 (3.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 176 (2.84%) Relational Database
9 142 (2.29%) SQL Server 2012
10 108 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
11 84 (1.36%) QlikView
12 75 (1.21%) Oracle Database
13 71 (1.15%) MySQL
14 57 (0.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 49 (0.79%) Crystal Reports
15 49 (0.79%) RDBMS
16 47 (0.76%) Data Mining
17 46 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
18 45 (0.73%) OLAP
19 43 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 185 (2.98%) Visual Studio
2 160 (2.58%) Team Foundation Server
3 116 (1.87%) JIRA
4 49 (0.79%) Jenkins
5 44 (0.71%) Subversion
6 42 (0.68%) Git (software)
7 41 (0.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 35 (0.56%) Maven
9 32 (0.52%) NUnit
10 31 (0.50%) Selenium
11 17 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 17 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
11 17 (0.27%) SoapUI
12 16 (0.26%) JUnit
12 16 (0.26%) QuickTest Pro
12 16 (0.26%) MSI
13 15 (0.24%) Cucumber
14 14 (0.23%) Ant
14 14 (0.23%) ClearCase
14 14 (0.23%) JMeter
General
1 1614 (26.04%) Finance
2 565 (9.12%) Banking
3 366 (5.91%) Telecoms
4 256 (4.13%) Retail
5 186 (3.00%) Investment Banking
6 185 (2.98%) Legal
7 165 (2.66%) Marketing
8 112 (1.81%) Law
9 108 (1.74%) Financial Institution
10 90 (1.45%) Manufacturing
11 70 (1.13%) Publishing
12 69 (1.11%) Front Office
13 57 (0.92%) Advertising
14 56 (0.90%) Back Office
15 41 (0.66%) German Language
16 39 (0.63%) Billing
17 34 (0.55%) Automotive
18 33 (0.53%) French Language
19 31 (0.50%) Retail Banking
20 30 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1835 (29.61%) Analyst
2 846 (13.65%) Developer
3 451 (7.28%) Project Manager
4 378 (6.10%) Business Analyst
5 311 (5.02%) Service Analyst
6 289 (4.66%) Service Desk Analyst
7 287 (4.63%) Data Analyst
8 246 (3.97%) Consultant
9 232 (3.74%) Support Analyst
10 231 (3.73%) Support Engineer
11 222 (3.58%) Architect
12 215 (3.47%) Administrator
13 175 (2.82%) Coordinator
14 169 (2.73%) SQL Developer
15 144 (2.32%) 1st Line Support
16 128 (2.07%) Desktop Support
17 125 (2.02%) 2nd Line Support
18 103 (1.66%) PMO Analyst
19 95 (1.53%) Senior Analyst
20 91 (1.47%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 662 (10.68%) .NET
2 325 (5.24%) HTML
3 213 (3.44%) XML
4 211 (3.40%) ASP.NET
5 202 (3.26%) Web Services
6 181 (2.92%) CSS
7 149 (2.40%) jQuery
8 143 (2.31%) .NET Framework
9 110 (1.77%) WCF
10 98 (1.58%) HTML5
11 70 (1.13%) SOAP
12 68 (1.10%) JSP
13 64 (1.03%) REST
14 63 (1.02%) WPF
15 62 (1.00%) ASP.NET MVC
16 60 (0.97%) Middleware
16 60 (0.97%) Ajax
16 60 (0.97%) JSON
17 51 (0.82%) Entity Framework
18 47 (0.76%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 831 (13.41%) Analytical Skills
2 298 (4.81%) Management Information System
3 182 (2.94%) NHS
4 156 (2.52%) Computer Science
5 140 (2.26%) Blackberry
6 96 (1.55%) Clustering
7 69 (1.11%) Data Structures
8 65 (1.05%) User Experience
9 55 (0.89%) Open Source
10 54 (0.87%) Replication
11 53 (0.86%) Fixed Income
11 53 (0.86%) Derivative
12 52 (0.84%) Visualisation
13 48 (0.77%) Data Integration
13 48 (0.77%) Client/Server
14 43 (0.69%) PMI
14 43 (0.69%) Statistics
15 42 (0.68%) Fat Client
15 42 (0.68%) Thin Client
16 41 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1629 (26.28%) Windows
2 582 (9.39%) Windows 7
3 360 (5.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 329 (5.31%) Windows XP
5 293 (4.73%) Linux
6 270 (4.36%) Windows Server 2003
7 246 (3.97%) UNIX
8 203 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
9 117 (1.89%) Windows 8
10 66 (1.06%) Android
11 59 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 47 (0.76%) Windows Vista
13 41 (0.66%) Apple iOS
13 41 (0.66%) Solaris
14 36 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
15 33 (0.53%) Windows 2000
16 26 (0.42%) AIX
16 26 (0.42%) Mac OS X
17 22 (0.35%) CentOS
18 19 (0.31%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1005 (16.21%) Project Management
2 826 (13.33%) ITIL
3 708 (11.42%) Agile Software Development
4 617 (9.95%) PRINCE2
5 502 (8.10%) Stakeholder Management
6 435 (7.02%) Business Intelligence
7 425 (6.86%) Migration
8 403 (6.50%) CRM
9 336 (5.42%) Change Management
10 323 (5.21%) Data Analysis
11 268 (4.32%) Business Analysis
12 267 (4.31%) Service Management
13 247 (3.99%) ETL
14 228 (3.68%) Data Modelling
15 216 (3.48%) Time Management
16 208 (3.36%) Project Planning
17 205 (3.31%) User Acceptance Testing
18 204 (3.29%) Scrum
19 199 (3.21%) Service Delivery
20 185 (2.98%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1395 (22.51%) SQL
2 489 (7.89%) C#
3 387 (6.24%) VBA
4 337 (5.44%) JavaScript
5 308 (4.97%) T-SQL
6 256 (4.13%) Java
7 219 (3.53%) PowerShell
8 199 (3.21%) VB
9 120 (1.94%) C
10 77 (1.24%) VBScript
11 65 (1.05%) VB.NET
12 60 (0.97%) Perl
13 56 (0.90%) Python
13 56 (0.90%) Shell Script
14 54 (0.87%) C++
15 39 (0.63%) PL/SQL
16 35 (0.56%) PHP
17 34 (0.55%) Ruby
18 32 (0.52%) Bash Shell
19 19 (0.31%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 719 (11.60%) Security Cleared
2 535 (8.63%) Degree
3 453 (7.31%) SC Cleared
4 292 (4.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 153 (2.47%) DV Cleared
6 140 (2.26%) ISEB
7 136 (2.19%) MCSE
8 123 (1.98%) PMI Certification
9 104 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
10 102 (1.65%) MCP
11 100 (1.61%) ISTQB
12 95 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
13 86 (1.39%) PMP
14 84 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 74 (1.19%) MCITP
16 68 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 55 (0.89%) CCNA
18 48 (0.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 44 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
20 41 (0.66%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 258 (4.16%) SLA
2 218 (3.52%) QA
3 44 (0.71%) Data Quality
4 25 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 22 (0.35%) PCI DSS
5 22 (0.35%) Solvency II
6 19 (0.31%) COBIT
7 17 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 15 (0.24%) ISO 9001
9 14 (0.23%) EMIR
10 11 (0.18%) P3O
11 10 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
12 7 (0.11%) JSP 440
13 6 (0.097%) MiFID
14 4 (0.065%) HL7
14 4 (0.065%) Basel II
14 4 (0.065%) GAAP
14 4 (0.065%) GMP
14 4 (0.065%) COREP
14 4 (0.065%) PMBOK
System Software
1 954 (15.39%) Active Directory
2 271 (4.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 103 (1.66%) Hyper-V
4 89 (1.44%) vSphere
5 75 (1.21%) XenApp
6 56 (0.90%) VMware ESX
7 38 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
8 33 (0.53%) XenDesktop
9 26 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
10 24 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 22 (0.35%) Terminal Services
12 20 (0.32%) NFS
13 19 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
13 19 (0.31%) XenServer
14 16 (0.26%) Terminal Server
15 13 (0.21%) VMware Server
16 10 (0.16%) vCloud
16 10 (0.16%) ISA Server
17 9 (0.15%) Firmware
18 8 (0.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 202 (3.26%) SCCM
2 89 (1.44%) HP Quality Center
3 59 (0.95%) SCOM
4 55 (0.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 37 (0.60%) Puppet
6 32 (0.52%) OpenView
7 25 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
8 24 (0.39%) Tivoli
9 20 (0.32%) Backup Exec
10 18 (0.29%) OVSD
10 18 (0.29%) WSUS
10 18 (0.29%) SCVMM
10 18 (0.29%) Ansible
11 16 (0.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 15 (0.24%) Cisco UCCE
13 14 (0.23%) SCOrch
13 14 (0.23%) ARCserve
13 14 (0.23%) Cisco IPCC
14 12 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
14 12 (0.19%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 3947 (63.68%) Microsoft
2 517 (8.34%) Oracle
3 439 (7.08%) VMware
4 436 (7.03%) Citrix
5 336 (5.42%) HP
6 293 (4.73%) Cisco
7 245 (3.95%) SAP
8 130 (2.10%) Business Objects
9 111 (1.79%) IBM
10 109 (1.76%) Remedy
11 81 (1.31%) NetApp
12 72 (1.16%) Apple
13 66 (1.06%) Dell
14 64 (1.03%) Tableau
15 63 (1.02%) Adobe
16 62 (1.00%) Lotus
17 59 (0.95%) McAfee
18 55 (0.89%) Cognos
19 53 (0.86%) Red Hat
20 51 (0.82%) Bloomberg
Oxfordshire
ISL
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
JM
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £150 - £250 per day + immediate start
Posted: 4 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £230 - £250pd
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Posted: 4 hours ago
North West London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £120 - £160 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Eximius Group Limited
Posted: 6 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £320 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Berkshire
SLR Consultants
Posted: 6 hours ago
Berkshire
SLR Consultants
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £750 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Vadis People
Rate: c£425 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Talent International
Rate: £200 - £225 per month
Posted: 8 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Volaris Exec
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
TD Group
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago