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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 12 15 10
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -5
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 50 45 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 12.17% 8.46% 11.01%
As % of the Applications category 74.63% 60.81% 50.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 17 13
Median daily rate £280 £230 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £168 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £370 £345
UK excluding London median daily rate £349 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 19 18
Median hourly rate £17.75 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.57% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-13.93% +13.79%

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
67 74 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 16.30% 13.91% 21.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 31 27
Median daily rate £275 £250 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £190 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £470 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 32 27
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £22.20 £29.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.30 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +10.00%

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Essex region citing MS Excel as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 January 2017.

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 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MS Excel within the Essex region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Colchester +2 11 £238 -
Basildon -9 6 £400 +65.28%
Chelmsford - 3 £324 -
Brentwood +7 1 - -
Halstead - 1 £400 -
MS Excel
East of England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Essex region with a requirement for MS Excel.

1 73 (68.87%) Microsoft
2 58 (54.72%) MS Office
3 49 (46.23%) Windows
4 37 (34.91%) Active Directory
5 36 (33.96%) MS PowerPoint
6 28 (26.42%) Citrix
7 24 (22.64%) Windows 7
8 22 (20.75%) Oracle
8 22 (20.75%) SQL Server
9 21 (19.81%) Finance
10 20 (18.87%) Incident Management
10 20 (18.87%) CRM
11 19 (17.92%) SharePoint
12 18 (16.98%) SAP
13 16 (15.09%) Data Management
14 15 (14.15%) SQL
14 15 (14.15%) Business Intelligence
14 15 (14.15%) Salesforce.com
14 15 (14.15%) Windows 8
14 15 (14.15%) Analytical Skills
15 14 (13.21%) Degree
16 13 (12.26%) Dynamics CRM
16 13 (12.26%) Document Management
17 12 (11.32%) VBA
18 11 (10.38%) COM
18 11 (10.38%) Project Management
18 11 (10.38%) Retail
18 11 (10.38%) Marketing
18 11 (10.38%) Infor
19 10 (9.43%) Stakeholder Management

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 19 (17.92%) SharePoint
2 10 (9.43%) BizTalk Server
2 10 (9.43%) Skype for Business
3 4 (3.77%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.94%) WebSphere
Applications
1 58 (54.72%) MS Office
2 36 (33.96%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (9.43%) MS Project
3 10 (9.43%) MS Visio
4 5 (4.72%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (3.77%) AutoCAD
6 2 (1.89%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 13 (12.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.83%) SAP BPC
3 2 (1.89%) Adobe Campaign
3 2 (1.89%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.89%) Unica
4 1 (0.94%) CODA-Financials
4 1 (0.94%) Cognos Planning
4 1 (0.94%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.94%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.94%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.43%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (9.43%) Office 365
1 10 (9.43%) Yammer
2 3 (2.83%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.89%) GitHub
4 1 (0.94%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.77%) Internet
2 2 (1.89%) SAN
3 1 (0.94%) Cisco ISE
3 1 (0.94%) DHCP
3 1 (0.94%) DNS
3 1 (0.94%) LAN
3 1 (0.94%) WAN
3 1 (0.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (20.75%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.72%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (4.72%) Hadoop
3 4 (3.77%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (3.77%) DB2
4 3 (2.83%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.83%) SAP BW
5 2 (1.89%) Essbase
5 2 (1.89%) GIS
6 1 (0.94%) Big Data
6 1 (0.94%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.94%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.94%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.94%) DataStage
6 1 (0.94%) MS Access
6 1 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.94%) QlikView
6 1 (0.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (3.77%) JIRA
2 2 (1.89%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.89%) JUnit
2 2 (1.89%) Xcode
General
1 21 (19.81%) Finance
2 11 (10.38%) Marketing
2 11 (10.38%) Retail
3 7 (6.60%) Legal
4 6 (5.66%) Automotive
4 6 (5.66%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.77%) Advertising
5 4 (3.77%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.83%) Law
7 2 (1.89%) Front Office
7 2 (1.89%) Publishing
8 1 (0.94%) Arabic Language
8 1 (0.94%) Local Government
8 1 (0.94%) Military
Job Titles
1 53 (50.00%) Analyst
2 24 (22.64%) Support Analyst
3 19 (17.92%) Help Desk Analyst
4 16 (15.09%) Help Desk Support
4 16 (15.09%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 15 (14.15%) Active Directory Analyst
5 15 (14.15%) Active Directory Support
5 15 (14.15%) Active Directory Support Analyst
5 15 (14.15%) Citrix Analyst
5 15 (14.15%) Citrix Support
5 15 (14.15%) Citrix Support Analyst
5 15 (14.15%) Windows Support Analyst
6 13 (12.26%) IT Analyst
7 10 (9.43%) Consultant
8 8 (7.55%) Project Manager
9 7 (6.60%) Data Analyst
9 7 (6.60%) Developer
9 7 (6.60%) IT Support
9 7 (6.60%) IT Support Analyst
9 7 (6.60%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.38%) COM
2 5 (4.72%) JSON
2 5 (4.72%) XML
3 4 (3.77%) .NET
3 4 (3.77%) HTML
4 3 (2.83%) .NET Framework
4 3 (2.83%) Web Services
5 2 (1.89%) Cocoa
5 2 (1.89%) Core Animation
5 2 (1.89%) Core Data
5 2 (1.89%) CSS
5 2 (1.89%) iOS SDK
5 2 (1.89%) iPhone SDK
5 2 (1.89%) J2EE
5 2 (1.89%) Middleware
5 2 (1.89%) RESTful
6 1 (0.94%) Ajax
6 1 (0.94%) SAP CAF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.15%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (9.43%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.66%) Mainframe
4 4 (3.77%) CMDB
4 4 (3.77%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.77%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.83%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.83%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.89%) Animation
6 2 (1.89%) Data Extraction
6 2 (1.89%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.89%) iPhone
6 2 (1.89%) PMI
6 2 (1.89%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.94%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.94%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.94%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.94%) NHS
7 1 (0.94%) Psychology
7 1 (0.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 49 (46.23%) Windows
2 24 (22.64%) Windows 7
3 15 (14.15%) Windows 8
4 9 (8.49%) Windows Server
5 5 (4.72%) Windows Vista
6 4 (3.77%) Unix
6 4 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.89%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.89%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.94%) Linux
9 1 (0.94%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (18.87%) CRM
1 20 (18.87%) Incident Management
2 16 (15.09%) Data Management
3 15 (14.15%) Business Intelligence
4 13 (12.26%) Document Management
5 11 (10.38%) Project Management
6 10 (9.43%) Analytics
6 10 (9.43%) Case Management
6 10 (9.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (8.49%) Data Analysis
7 9 (8.49%) ITIL
7 9 (8.49%) Programme Management
8 8 (7.55%) Configuration Management
9 7 (6.60%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (6.60%) Data Analytics
9 7 (6.60%) Digital Marketing
9 7 (6.60%) Information Management
10 6 (5.66%) Business Analysis
10 6 (5.66%) Data Protection
10 6 (5.66%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (14.15%) SQL
2 12 (11.32%) VBA
3 8 (7.55%) Java
3 8 (7.55%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.83%) C#
4 3 (2.83%) C++
5 2 (1.89%) Apple Swift
5 2 (1.89%) C
5 2 (1.89%) Objective-C
5 2 (1.89%) PHP
5 2 (1.89%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.89%) VB
6 1 (0.94%) COBOL
6 1 (0.94%) Perl
6 1 (0.94%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.94%) Python
6 1 (0.94%) R
6 1 (0.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (13.21%) Degree
2 8 (7.55%) CISSP
2 8 (7.55%) SC Cleared
2 8 (7.55%) Security Cleared
3 6 (5.66%) CISA
3 6 (5.66%) CISM
3 6 (5.66%) MOS
4 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.89%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.89%) PMP
4 2 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.94%) CCNA
5 1 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.94%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.94%) ISEB
5 1 (0.94%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.94%) MCSA
5 1 (0.94%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.66%) ISO 9000
1 6 (5.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.77%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 37 (34.91%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.89%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (1.89%) XenApp
3 1 (0.94%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.94%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (0.94%) Backup Exec
1 1 (0.94%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (0.94%) SCCM
Vendors
1 73 (68.87%) Microsoft
2 28 (26.42%) Citrix
3 22 (20.75%) Oracle
4 18 (16.98%) SAP
5 15 (14.15%) Salesforce.com
6 11 (10.38%) Infor
7 5 (4.72%) Adobe
7 5 (4.72%) ServiceNow
8 3 (2.83%) CA Agile Central
9 2 (1.89%) Dell
9 2 (1.89%) HP
9 2 (1.89%) Hyperion
9 2 (1.89%) IBM
9 2 (1.89%) VMware
10 1 (0.94%) Apple
10 1 (0.94%) CODA
10 1 (0.94%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.94%) NetApp
10 1 (0.94%) PeopleSoft
10 1 (0.94%) Teradata