The table below looks at the statistics for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex 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 21 9 13
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +4
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 43 57 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 8.79% 11.54% 9.03%
As % of the Applications category 53.09% 58.16% 53.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 15
Average daily rate
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£263 £335 £208
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.64% +61.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £188 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £460 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 27 11
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -15.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.39% -6.66%
MS Excel
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Applications Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
81 98 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 16.56% 19.84% 16.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 32 23
Average daily rate £263 £348 £204
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.46% +70.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £154 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 38 21
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.84 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.18% -10.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £9.00 £15.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £17.00 £27.88
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 Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Excel Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

MS Excel
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Excel across the Essex region.

MS Excel Daily Rate Trend in Essex

MS Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Essex region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

MS Excel Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel across the Essex region.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Essex region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

MS Excel
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex 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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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
Colchester -6 19 £170 - 6
Basildon -3 7 - - 2
Chelmsford +1 2 £450 +50.00%
Brentwood -5 2 £220 -50.56% 1
Harlow +6 1 - -
Loughton - - - -
Southend-on-Sea - - - - 1
Waltham Abbey - - - -
Billericay - - - - 2
Epping - - - -
MS Excel
East of England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 57 (50.89%) Windows
2 55 (49.11%) MS Office
3 54 (48.21%) Microsoft
4 39 (34.82%) Windows 7
5 38 (33.93%) Active Directory
5 38 (33.93%) Finance
6 33 (29.46%) Citrix
7 29 (25.89%) Incident Management
8 28 (25.00%) Blackberry
9 23 (20.54%) Document Management
10 22 (19.64%) Law
10 22 (19.64%) SQL
11 21 (18.75%) SQL Server
12 16 (14.29%) VBA
13 15 (13.39%) Project Management
14 14 (12.50%) Oracle
15 13 (11.61%) XML
15 13 (11.61%) Linux
16 12 (10.71%) MS Visio
16 12 (10.71%) ITIL
16 12 (10.71%) Java
17 11 (9.82%) MS Exchange
17 11 (9.82%) Cisco
17 11 (9.82%) MS PowerPoint
17 11 (9.82%) WebSphere
17 11 (9.82%) Analytical Skills
18 10 (8.93%) Security Cleared
18 10 (8.93%) Business Intelligence
18 10 (8.93%) Microsoft Certification
18 10 (8.93%) Internet

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 11 (9.82%) MS Exchange
1 11 (9.82%) WebSphere
2 9 (8.04%) SharePoint
3 6 (5.36%) WebLogic
3 6 (5.36%) Apache
4 5 (4.46%) MQSeries
4 5 (4.46%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (3.57%) IBM HTTP Server
5 4 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.89%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.89%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.89%) IIS
7 1 (0.89%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.89%) CMS
7 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.89%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 55 (49.11%) MS Office
2 12 (10.71%) MS Visio
3 11 (9.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (4.46%) MS Project
6 3 (2.68%) PowerPivot
7 2 (1.79%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.89%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Summit
1 1 (0.89%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.93%) Internet
2 5 (4.46%) TCP/IP
3 4 (3.57%) WAN
3 4 (3.57%) LAN
4 3 (2.68%) SAN
4 3 (2.68%) Extranet
4 3 (2.68%) VoIP
4 3 (2.68%) DHCP
4 3 (2.68%) DNS
5 2 (1.79%) Firewall
5 2 (1.79%) Network Security
6 1 (0.89%) CTI
6 1 (0.89%) MPLS
6 1 (0.89%) Broadband
6 1 (0.89%) HTTP
6 1 (0.89%) LDAP
6 1 (0.89%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.89%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.93%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (8.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (5.36%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (5.36%) DB2
5 6 (5.36%) MS Access
5 6 (5.36%) DTS
5 6 (5.36%) Ingres
6 5 (4.46%) Data Mart
6 5 (4.46%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (4.46%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (4.46%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.89%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.89%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.89%) MSI
2 1 (0.89%) TestDirector
2 1 (0.89%) Ant
2 1 (0.89%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.89%) Lombardi
2 1 (0.89%) VisualVM
General
1 38 (33.93%) Finance
2 22 (19.64%) Law
3 5 (4.46%) Banking
3 5 (4.46%) Automotive
3 5 (4.46%) Publishing
4 4 (3.57%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.68%) German Language
6 2 (1.79%) Legal
6 2 (1.79%) Billing
7 1 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.89%) Marketing
7 1 (0.89%) Local Government
7 1 (0.89%) Retail
7 1 (0.89%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 61 (54.46%) Analyst
2 28 (25.00%) Service Analyst
2 28 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 24 (21.43%) Help Desk Analyst
4 16 (14.29%) Developer
5 15 (13.39%) Support Analyst
6 10 (8.93%) Business Analyst
7 8 (7.14%) Systems Analyst
8 6 (5.36%) IT Support
8 6 (5.36%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 5 (4.46%) Business Systems Analyst
9 5 (4.46%) Support Engineer
9 5 (4.46%) IT Support Analyst
9 5 (4.46%) VB Developer
10 4 (3.57%) Field Engineer
10 4 (3.57%) Project Engineer
10 4 (3.57%) Auditor
10 4 (3.57%) Support Technician
10 4 (3.57%) Project Manager
11 3 (2.68%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.61%) XML
2 10 (8.93%) HTML
2 10 (8.93%) CSS
3 7 (6.25%) J2EE
4 6 (5.36%) .NET
5 3 (2.68%) jQuery
6 2 (1.79%) Ajax
6 2 (1.79%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.79%) XHTML
7 1 (0.89%) JSP
7 1 (0.89%) SOAP
7 1 (0.89%) Web Services
7 1 (0.89%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.89%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 1 (0.89%) WebCenter
7 1 (0.89%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 28 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 11 (9.82%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.79%) Handset
4 2 (1.79%) NHS
5 1 (0.89%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.89%) Life Science
5 1 (0.89%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (0.89%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.89%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.89%) AS400
5 1 (0.89%) Clustering
5 1 (0.89%) EqualLogic
5 1 (0.89%) Social Media
5 1 (0.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 57 (50.89%) Windows
2 39 (34.82%) Windows 7
3 13 (11.61%) Linux
4 7 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (5.36%) UNIX
5 6 (5.36%) Windows XP
6 4 (3.57%) SUSE
7 2 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.79%) Solaris
8 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.89%) AIX
8 1 (0.89%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.89%) Android
8 1 (0.89%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.89%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (25.89%) Incident Management
2 23 (20.54%) Document Management
3 15 (13.39%) Project Management
4 12 (10.71%) ITIL
5 10 (8.93%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (8.04%) Release Management
6 9 (8.04%) Time Management
7 8 (7.14%) PRINCE2
8 7 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (5.36%) TDD
9 6 (5.36%) Systems Analysis
9 6 (5.36%) Unit Testing
10 5 (4.46%) Dimensional Modelling
10 5 (4.46%) Data Protection
10 5 (4.46%) Data Analysis
10 5 (4.46%) Regression Testing
11 4 (3.57%) Change Control
11 4 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (3.57%) Web Design
11 4 (3.57%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (19.64%) SQL
2 16 (14.29%) VBA
3 12 (10.71%) Java
4 10 (8.93%) JavaScript
5 7 (6.25%) VB
6 6 (5.36%) VB6
7 2 (1.79%) ABAP
7 2 (1.79%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.79%) C#
8 1 (0.89%) JCL
8 1 (0.89%) COBOL
8 1 (0.89%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.89%) FQL
Qualifications
1 10 (8.93%) Security Cleared
1 10 (8.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (7.14%) Degree
3 6 (5.36%) MCDST
4 5 (4.46%) CCNP
4 5 (4.46%) CCNA
4 5 (4.46%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (3.57%) MCSE
6 3 (2.68%) CCIE
6 3 (2.68%) MCSA
6 3 (2.68%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.79%) MCP
8 1 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.68%) SLA
2 2 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 38 (33.93%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.68%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.89%) RACF
4 1 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.89%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.89%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (1.79%) OVSD
1 2 (1.79%) SCCM
1 2 (1.79%) OpenView
2 1 (0.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.89%) SCOM
2 1 (0.89%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.89%) Opsview
Vendors
1 54 (48.21%) Microsoft
2 33 (29.46%) Citrix
3 14 (12.50%) Oracle
4 11 (9.82%) Cisco
5 9 (8.04%) VMware
6 7 (6.25%) HP
6 7 (6.25%) Dell
7 6 (5.36%) JBoss
7 6 (5.36%) McAfee
8 5 (4.46%) Sophos
9 4 (3.57%) Panasonic
9 4 (3.57%) EMC
10 3 (2.68%) IBM
10 3 (2.68%) SAP
11 2 (1.79%) ServiceNow
11 2 (1.79%) BT
11 2 (1.79%) Cadence
12 1 (0.89%) Adobe
12 1 (0.89%) webMethods
12 1 (0.89%) Symantec
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