The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the Essex region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 12 11 9
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 72 51 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 9.47% 12.38% 10.72%
As % of the Applications category 63.16% 60.00% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 15 15
Average daily rate £375 £265 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.50% +112.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £120 £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £450 £295
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £309 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.32% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 5
Average hourly rate £16.50 £22.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +32.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £11.55 £15.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.90 £29.93 £25.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
Applications Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
114 85 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 15.00% 20.63% 21.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 25 35
Average daily rate £350 £270 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% +68.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £120 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £348 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 23 19
Average hourly rate £16.50 £28.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.07% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.95 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £46.00 £36.98
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%
MS Excel
East of England

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Basildon +6 10 £294 +8.29% 1
Colchester +6 10 £175 - 1
Brentwood -6 8 £350 +42.85% 3
Southend-on-Sea - 8 £425 -
Chelmsford -4 6 £325 - 1
Witham 0 2 £550 +378.26% 1
Wickford - - - -
Billericay - - - -
Braintree - - - -
Harlow - - - - 1
Rayleigh - - - -
Saffron Walden - - - -
MS Excel
East of England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 73 (52.52%) Microsoft
2 70 (50.36%) MS Office
3 54 (38.85%) Windows
4 36 (25.90%) Finance
5 32 (23.02%) Active Directory
6 31 (22.30%) Project Management
7 27 (19.42%) SQL Server
8 26 (18.71%) Windows 7
9 25 (17.99%) SQL
9 25 (17.99%) ITIL
10 23 (16.55%) MS Exchange
11 21 (15.11%) Business Intelligence
12 18 (12.95%) ERP
12 18 (12.95%) Microsoft Certification
12 18 (12.95%) Citrix
12 18 (12.95%) Security Cleared
13 17 (12.23%) Data Warehouse
14 16 (11.51%) MS PowerPoint
15 15 (10.79%) Windows XP
15 15 (10.79%) HTML
16 14 (10.07%) Oracle
16 14 (10.07%) XML
16 14 (10.07%) Business Analysis
16 14 (10.07%) Windows Server 2008
16 14 (10.07%) Systems Analysis
17 13 (9.35%) Law
17 13 (9.35%) Degree
17 13 (9.35%) MS Project
17 13 (9.35%) CSS
17 13 (9.35%) JavaScript

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 23 (16.55%) MS Exchange
2 9 (6.47%) SharePoint
3 6 (4.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.44%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.72%) IIS
8 1 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.72%) CMS
8 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 70 (50.36%) MS Office
2 16 (11.51%) MS PowerPoint
3 13 (9.35%) MS Project
4 8 (5.76%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.44%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.72%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.72%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (0.72%) Oracle Payroll
1 1 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.72%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.72%) Magento
1 1 (0.72%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.72%) SaaS
1 1 (0.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.04%) VoIP
1 7 (5.04%) DNS
2 6 (4.32%) TCP/IP
2 6 (4.32%) SAN
3 3 (2.16%) NGN
4 2 (1.44%) Internet
4 2 (1.44%) DHCP
5 1 (0.72%) FTP
5 1 (0.72%) SMTP
5 1 (0.72%) Broadband
5 1 (0.72%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.72%) Firewall
5 1 (0.72%) Network Security
5 1 (0.72%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (19.42%) SQL Server
2 17 (12.23%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (9.35%) MS Access
4 10 (7.19%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (5.76%) Ingres
6 7 (5.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (3.60%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (3.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (2.16%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.44%) Data Mart
9 2 (1.44%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (1.44%) DTS
10 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.72%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (4.32%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.88%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.44%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.72%) WebLOAD
General
1 36 (25.90%) Finance
2 13 (9.35%) Law
3 7 (5.04%) Legal
3 7 (5.04%) Marketing
4 6 (4.32%) Banking
4 6 (4.32%) Retail
5 3 (2.16%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.16%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.44%) Local Government
6 2 (1.44%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.72%) German Language
Job Titles
1 68 (48.92%) Analyst
2 24 (17.27%) Business Analyst
3 23 (16.55%) Service Analyst
3 23 (16.55%) Service Desk Analyst
4 17 (12.23%) Developer
5 12 (8.63%) Support Analyst
6 10 (7.19%) Help Desk Analyst
6 10 (7.19%) Support Engineer
7 9 (6.47%) Project Manager
8 7 (5.04%) VB Developer
9 6 (4.32%) IT Support Analyst
9 6 (4.32%) Administrator
9 6 (4.32%) IT Support
10 5 (3.60%) Field Engineer
10 5 (3.60%) Consultant
10 5 (3.60%) Support Technician
10 5 (3.60%) Help Desk Support
11 4 (2.88%) Systems Analyst
11 4 (2.88%) Web Developer
12 3 (2.16%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.79%) HTML
2 14 (10.07%) XML
3 13 (9.35%) CSS
4 8 (5.76%) .NET
5 4 (2.88%) Web Services
5 4 (2.88%) Ruby on Rails
5 4 (2.88%) jQuery
6 2 (1.44%) XHTML
6 2 (1.44%) Ajax
7 1 (0.72%) MDX
7 1 (0.72%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.35%) Management Information System
2 11 (7.91%) Blackberry
3 6 (4.32%) AS400
4 4 (2.88%) iSeries
4 4 (2.88%) Open Source
5 3 (2.16%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.16%) NHS
6 2 (1.44%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.44%) Social Media
6 2 (1.44%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.72%) Life Science
7 1 (0.72%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.72%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.72%) Statistics
7 1 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.72%) Freedom of Information Act
7 1 (0.72%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 54 (38.85%) Windows
2 26 (18.71%) Windows 7
3 15 (10.79%) Windows XP
4 14 (10.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (5.76%) UNIX
5 8 (5.76%) Linux
6 4 (2.88%) AIX
6 4 (2.88%) Solaris
7 3 (2.16%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.72%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.72%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (22.30%) Project Management
2 25 (17.99%) ITIL
3 21 (15.11%) Business Intelligence
4 18 (12.95%) ERP
5 14 (10.07%) Systems Analysis
5 14 (10.07%) Business Analysis
6 11 (7.91%) Incident Management
7 10 (7.19%) Document Management
8 8 (5.76%) Data Analysis
8 8 (5.76%) Time Management
8 8 (5.76%) Change Control
8 8 (5.76%) Procure-to-pay
9 7 (5.04%) PRINCE2
10 6 (4.32%) E-Commerce
10 6 (4.32%) TDD
11 5 (3.60%) Logistics
11 5 (3.60%) Performance Management
11 5 (3.60%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (3.60%) OO
12 4 (2.88%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 25 (17.99%) SQL
2 13 (9.35%) JavaScript
3 12 (8.63%) VBA
4 8 (5.76%) VB6
4 8 (5.76%) VB
5 6 (4.32%) Java
6 5 (3.60%) PHP
7 4 (2.88%) C
7 4 (2.88%) C#
7 4 (2.88%) Ruby
7 4 (2.88%) Python
8 2 (1.44%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.72%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (12.95%) Microsoft Certification
1 18 (12.95%) Security Cleared
2 13 (9.35%) Degree
3 9 (6.47%) MCDST
3 9 (6.47%) MCP
4 5 (3.60%) MCSA
5 3 (2.16%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.44%) CCNP
6 2 (1.44%) MCSE
7 1 (0.72%) CCNA
7 1 (0.72%) MCITP
7 1 (0.72%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
7 1 (0.72%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 1 (0.72%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.91%) SLA
2 2 (1.44%) QA
3 1 (0.72%) Data Quality
System Software
1 32 (23.02%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.88%) VMware ESX
3 3 (2.16%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (5.76%) OpenView
1 8 (5.76%) OVSD
1 8 (5.76%) SCCM
2 6 (4.32%) Tivoli
2 6 (4.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (2.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 73 (52.52%) Microsoft
2 18 (12.95%) Citrix
3 14 (10.07%) Oracle
4 11 (7.91%) HP
5 9 (6.47%) McAfee
6 7 (5.04%) NetApp
6 7 (5.04%) SAP
7 6 (4.32%) IBM
7 6 (4.32%) BMC
8 5 (3.60%) VMware
9 4 (2.88%) Cisco
10 3 (2.16%) Business Objects
10 3 (2.16%) EMC
11 2 (1.44%) Dell
12 1 (0.72%) Minitab
12 1 (0.72%) Cadence
12 1 (0.72%) Northgate
12 1 (0.72%) SonicWALL
12 1 (0.72%) Barracuda Networks
12 1 (0.72%) Panasonic
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