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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 19 10 8
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 38 74 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 8.88% 11.20% 13.48%
As % of the Applications category 52.78% 72.55% 63.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 36 13
Average daily rate
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£225 £331 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.07% +47.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £100 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £463 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 13
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -15.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £14.13 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+0.88% -5.83%
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
72 102 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 16.82% 15.43% 21.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 48 22
Average daily rate £225 £400 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.75% +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £116 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £475 £305
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 12 24
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -24.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.20 £44.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 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
Colchester +1 13 - - 2
Chelmsford -4 8 £193 -47.79% 1
Basildon 0 3 - - 1
Brentwood -10 3 £250 -34.21% 1
Billericay - - - -
Hockley - - - -
Loughton - - - - 1
Southend-on-Sea - - - - 1
Wickford - - - -
MS Excel
East of England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 60 (64.52%) Windows
2 59 (63.44%) MS Office
3 55 (59.14%) Active Directory
4 47 (50.54%) Citrix
5 43 (46.24%) Finance
6 42 (45.16%) Microsoft
7 40 (43.01%) Windows 7
8 35 (37.63%) Blackberry
9 32 (34.41%) Incident Management
10 30 (32.26%) Document Management
11 25 (26.88%) Law
12 16 (17.20%) SQL
13 15 (16.13%) ITIL
14 14 (15.05%) Analytical Skills
15 12 (12.90%) Linux
16 11 (11.83%) MS Exchange
17 10 (10.75%) IBM
17 10 (10.75%) Project Management
17 10 (10.75%) MS PowerPoint
18 9 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
18 9 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
18 9 (9.68%) SharePoint
19 8 (8.60%) Solaris
19 8 (8.60%) HTML
19 8 (8.60%) Management Information System
20 7 (7.53%) Java
20 7 (7.53%) JavaScript
20 7 (7.53%) Oracle
20 7 (7.53%) UNIX
20 7 (7.53%) MS Access

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 (11.83%) MS Exchange
2 9 (9.68%) SharePoint
3 6 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (4.30%) WebSphere
4 4 (4.30%) Lync
5 2 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.08%) Confluence
6 1 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 59 (63.44%) MS Office
2 10 (10.75%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (6.45%) MS Project
4 5 (5.38%) MS Visio
5 2 (2.15%) Acrobat
5 2 (2.15%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (1.08%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.45%) VoIP
2 5 (5.38%) SAN
3 3 (3.23%) WAN
3 3 (3.23%) LAN
4 2 (2.15%) Network Security
4 2 (2.15%) Extranet
5 1 (1.08%) MPLS
5 1 (1.08%) Firewall
5 1 (1.08%) Wireless
5 1 (1.08%) DHCP
5 1 (1.08%) HTTP
5 1 (1.08%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.53%) MS Access
2 6 (6.45%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.23%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (2.15%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.08%) DB2
5 1 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (5.38%) Eclipse
2 4 (4.30%) Ant
3 1 (1.08%) TestDirector
3 1 (1.08%) JIRA
3 1 (1.08%) SoapUI
General
1 43 (46.24%) Finance
2 25 (26.88%) Law
3 4 (4.30%) Legal
3 4 (4.30%) Manufacturing
3 4 (4.30%) Marketing
4 3 (3.23%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.15%) German Language
6 1 (1.08%) Banking
6 1 (1.08%) Retail
6 1 (1.08%) Billing
6 1 (1.08%) Local Government
6 1 (1.08%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 57 (61.29%) Analyst
2 37 (39.78%) Service Analyst
2 37 (39.78%) Service Desk Analyst
3 28 (30.11%) Help Desk Analyst
4 14 (15.05%) Support Analyst
5 8 (8.60%) Developer
6 7 (7.53%) IT Support
7 6 (6.45%) IT Support Analyst
8 4 (4.30%) Team Leader
8 4 (4.30%) Java Developer
9 3 (3.23%) Support Engineer
9 3 (3.23%) Senior Developer
9 3 (3.23%) Business Analyst
10 2 (2.15%) Desktop Support
10 2 (2.15%) Consultant
10 2 (2.15%) 1st Line Support
10 2 (2.15%) Field Engineer
10 2 (2.15%) Desktop Engineer
10 2 (2.15%) Infrastructure Support Team Leader
10 2 (2.15%) Capacity Management Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.60%) HTML
2 6 (6.45%) CSS
3 5 (5.38%) Web Services
3 5 (5.38%) XML
3 5 (5.38%) HTML5
4 4 (4.30%) JAX-RS
4 4 (4.30%) TopLink
4 4 (4.30%) Ajax
4 4 (4.30%) J2EE
4 4 (4.30%) XHTML
4 4 (4.30%) SOAP
4 4 (4.30%) JAX-WS
5 3 (3.23%) .NET
6 2 (2.15%) Flash
6 2 (2.15%) jQuery
7 1 (1.08%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 1 (1.08%) Android SDK
7 1 (1.08%) iOS SDK
7 1 (1.08%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 35 (37.63%) Blackberry
2 14 (15.05%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (8.60%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.30%) AS400
4 4 (4.30%) NHS
5 3 (3.23%) Clustering
5 3 (3.23%) iSeries
6 2 (2.15%) Handset
7 1 (1.08%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.08%) User Experience
7 1 (1.08%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 60 (64.52%) Windows
2 40 (43.01%) Windows 7
3 12 (12.90%) Linux
4 8 (8.60%) Solaris
5 7 (7.53%) UNIX
6 4 (4.30%) AIX
6 4 (4.30%) Windows XP
6 4 (4.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (4.30%) Windows Vista
7 3 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.15%) HPUX
8 2 (2.15%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.08%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (1.08%) Android
9 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.08%) Windows Phone
9 1 (1.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (34.41%) Incident Management
2 30 (32.26%) Document Management
3 15 (16.13%) ITIL
4 10 (10.75%) Project Management
5 9 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (5.38%) Migration
6 5 (5.38%) Time Management
7 4 (4.30%) Use Case
7 4 (4.30%) Programme Management
7 4 (4.30%) User Stories
7 4 (4.30%) Change Control
7 4 (4.30%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (4.30%) Scrum
7 4 (4.30%) TDD
7 4 (4.30%) Content Management
7 4 (4.30%) Data Analysis
7 4 (4.30%) Service Management
7 4 (4.30%) B2C
8 3 (3.23%) PRINCE2
8 3 (3.23%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 16 (17.20%) SQL
2 7 (7.53%) Java
2 7 (7.53%) JavaScript
3 4 (4.30%) VBA
4 2 (2.15%) C#
4 2 (2.15%) VB
5 1 (1.08%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.08%) VB6
Qualifications
1 9 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (6.45%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.30%) MCSE
3 4 (4.30%) MCSA
4 3 (3.23%) Degree
4 3 (3.23%) MCDST
5 2 (2.15%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (2.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (2.15%) CCIE
5 2 (2.15%) CCNP
5 2 (2.15%) CCNA
5 2 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.08%) MCP
6 1 (1.08%) OCP
6 1 (1.08%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (1.08%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.08%) PMP
6 1 (1.08%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.08%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.30%) SLA
2 1 (1.08%) QA
System Software
1 55 (59.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.23%) VMware ESX
3 3 (3.23%) XenApp
4 2 (2.15%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.08%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (3.23%) Tivoli
1 3 (3.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (2.15%) SCCM
3 1 (1.08%) SCOM
3 1 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.08%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 47 (50.54%) Citrix
2 42 (45.16%) Microsoft
3 10 (10.75%) IBM
4 7 (7.53%) Oracle
5 6 (6.45%) Cisco
5 6 (6.45%) VMware
6 5 (5.38%) HP
7 4 (4.30%) Sophos
8 3 (3.23%) BMC
8 3 (3.23%) NetApp
8 3 (3.23%) Dell
8 3 (3.23%) Panasonic
8 3 (3.23%) McAfee
9 2 (2.15%) 3PAR
9 2 (2.15%) Adobe
10 1 (1.08%) EMC
10 1 (1.08%) Business Objects
10 1 (1.08%) SAP
10 1 (1.08%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.08%) Symantec
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