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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 21 16 11
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -5
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 43 44 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 6.67% 9.21% 11.50%
As % of the Applications category 54.43% 53.66% 57.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 16
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£290 £263 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.47% -16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £95 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £450 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 20 22
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £16.20 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.30 £31.35 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.73 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-7.81% +4.86%
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
79 82 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 12.25% 17.15% 20.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 25 32
Average daily rate £300 £263 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -20.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £167 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 24 31
Average hourly rate £18.50 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £34.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.22 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-1.46% -1.79%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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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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 +3 15 £420 +140.00%
Brentwood +5 11 £290 +31.81%
Chelmsford -14 3 £375 -20.00% 1
Basildon -15 1 - - 3
Billericay - 1 £250 - 1
Rayleigh - 1 £550 -
MS Excel
East of England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 45 (54.88%) MS Office
2 41 (50.00%) Windows
3 39 (47.56%) Microsoft
3 39 (47.56%) Finance
4 35 (42.68%) Active Directory
5 31 (37.80%) Citrix
6 29 (35.37%) Windows 7
7 22 (26.83%) Incident Management
8 18 (21.95%) Blackberry
9 15 (18.29%) Document Management
9 15 (18.29%) MS PowerPoint
9 15 (18.29%) Analytical Skills
10 14 (17.07%) Law
11 12 (14.63%) ITIL
12 10 (12.20%) Change Management
12 10 (12.20%) Project Management
13 9 (10.98%) SharePoint
13 9 (10.98%) MS Project
13 9 (10.98%) SQL
13 9 (10.98%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (9.76%) Windows Server 2008
14 8 (9.76%) Windows 8
14 8 (9.76%) DNS
15 7 (8.54%) Microsoft Certification
15 7 (8.54%) MCSE
15 7 (8.54%) Coaching
15 7 (8.54%) JIRA
15 7 (8.54%) Use Case
16 6 (7.32%) Requirements Analysis
16 6 (7.32%) Information Management

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 9 (10.98%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.32%) MS Exchange
3 5 (6.10%) IIS
4 3 (3.66%) Lync
5 2 (2.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (2.44%) Apache
5 2 (2.44%) WebLogic Portal
5 2 (2.44%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.44%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 45 (54.88%) MS Office
2 15 (18.29%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (10.98%) MS Project
4 6 (7.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (1.22%) Oracle Payroll
1 1 (1.22%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.44%) Office 365
2 1 (1.22%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.76%) DNS
2 4 (4.88%) LAN
2 4 (4.88%) WAN
2 4 (4.88%) DHCP
2 4 (4.88%) Firewall
3 3 (3.66%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.44%) Unified Communications
4 2 (2.44%) PABX
4 2 (2.44%) Internet
5 1 (1.22%) LDAP
5 1 (1.22%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.22%) SAN
5 1 (1.22%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.10%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (3.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (3.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.44%) MySQL
4 1 (1.22%) MS Access
4 1 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (8.54%) JIRA
2 3 (3.66%) MSI
3 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 39 (47.56%) Finance
2 14 (17.07%) Law
3 5 (6.10%) Legal
3 5 (6.10%) Manufacturing
3 5 (6.10%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.66%) Marketing
5 2 (2.44%) Banking
5 2 (2.44%) Retail
5 2 (2.44%) Automotive
6 1 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.22%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.22%) Back Office
6 1 (1.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (54.88%) Analyst
2 20 (24.39%) Help Desk Analyst
2 20 (24.39%) Service Analyst
3 18 (21.95%) Service Desk Analyst
4 8 (9.76%) Support Analyst
5 7 (8.54%) Business Analyst
6 6 (7.32%) Agile Business Analyst
7 5 (6.10%) Project Manager
7 5 (6.10%) Data Analyst
8 4 (4.88%) Help Desk Support
8 4 (4.88%) Report Analyst
8 4 (4.88%) Architect
8 4 (4.88%) Help Desk Support Analyst
8 4 (4.88%) Project Engineer
8 4 (4.88%) PMO Analyst
9 3 (3.66%) SQL DBA
9 3 (3.66%) IT Support Analyst
9 3 (3.66%) Lean Practitioner
9 3 (3.66%) IT Support
9 3 (3.66%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.66%) .NET
2 2 (2.44%) J2EE
2 2 (2.44%) XML
3 1 (1.22%) Middleware
3 1 (1.22%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (21.95%) Blackberry
2 15 (18.29%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.88%) Clustering
4 3 (3.66%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.44%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.44%) PMI
6 1 (1.22%) NHS
6 1 (1.22%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.22%) Smartcard
6 1 (1.22%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.22%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.22%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.22%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 41 (50.00%) Windows
2 29 (35.37%) Windows 7
3 8 (9.76%) Windows 8
3 8 (9.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (7.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (4.88%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.44%) Solaris
6 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.22%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (26.83%) Incident Management
2 15 (18.29%) Document Management
3 12 (14.63%) ITIL
4 10 (12.20%) Project Management
4 10 (12.20%) Change Management
5 9 (10.98%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (8.54%) Use Case
6 7 (8.54%) Coaching
7 6 (7.32%) Information Management
7 6 (7.32%) User Stories
7 6 (7.32%) Time Management
7 6 (7.32%) BDD
7 6 (7.32%) TDD
7 6 (7.32%) Requirements Analysis
7 6 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (7.32%) Scrum
7 6 (7.32%) B2C
8 5 (6.10%) PRINCE2
8 5 (6.10%) Migration
9 4 (4.88%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.98%) SQL
2 4 (4.88%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.44%) T-SQL
3 2 (2.44%) Java
3 2 (2.44%) PHP
3 2 (2.44%) VBA
3 2 (2.44%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.22%) VB6
4 1 (1.22%) VBScript
4 1 (1.22%) VB
4 1 (1.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (8.54%) MCSE
1 7 (8.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (7.32%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.88%) MCDST
4 3 (3.66%) MCITP
4 3 (3.66%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (3.66%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 2 (2.44%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.44%) Degree
5 2 (2.44%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.22%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.88%) SLA
2 1 (1.22%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 35 (42.68%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.10%) VMware ESX
4 4 (4.88%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (3.66%) XenApp
6 1 (1.22%) XenServer
6 1 (1.22%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 3 (3.66%) SCCM
1 3 (3.66%) SCOM
Vendors
1 39 (47.56%) Microsoft
2 31 (37.80%) Citrix
3 6 (7.32%) VMware
4 5 (6.10%) IBM
5 4 (4.88%) Dell
5 4 (4.88%) Cisco
5 4 (4.88%) Panasonic
5 4 (4.88%) McAfee
5 4 (4.88%) Sophos
6 3 (3.66%) ServiceNow
6 3 (3.66%) Oracle
7 2 (2.44%) Adobe
7 2 (2.44%) BEA
8 1 (1.22%) HP
8 1 (1.22%) Becrypt
8 1 (1.22%) BT