The first table below looks at the demand for Spreadsheet 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 Spreadsheet over the 3 months to 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Spreadsheets
Rank 46 46 48
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 8 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.60% 1.29% 0.41%
As % of the Applications category 8.89% 7.06% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Average daily rate
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£93 £525 £90
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-82.38% +483.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £87 £525 £66
10% offered a daily rate of more than £99 £525 £114
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £275 £240
% change year-on-year
-1.81% +14.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £8.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £13.00 £14.30
% change year-on-year
+5.76% -9.07%
Applications Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
90 85 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 17.96% 18.32% 17.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 27 34
Average daily rate £300 £286 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.89% +14.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £163 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £305
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 29 23
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £8.74 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £35.75 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Spreadsheet
East of England

Spreadsheet
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Spreadsheet Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Spreadsheet
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Spreadsheet Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Spreadsheet
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Spreadsheet Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Spreadsheet
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex region citing Spreadsheet 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 Spreadsheet.

1 7 (77.78%) MS Excel
2 4 (44.44%) MS Access
2 4 (44.44%) Time Management
3 3 (33.33%) PowerPivot
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (33.33%) VBA
3 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 3 (33.33%) Cadence
4 2 (22.22%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (22.22%) MS Office
4 2 (22.22%) NHS
4 2 (22.22%) ECDL
4 2 (22.22%) Statistical Modelling
4 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
5 1 (11.11%) Billing

Spreadsheet
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex region citing Spreadsheet 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 Spreadsheet. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 7 (77.78%) MS Excel
2 3 (33.33%) PowerPivot
3 2 (22.22%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) MS Access
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (22.22%) Crystal Reports
General
1 1 (11.11%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Auditor
3 2 (22.22%) Information Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Project Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) NHS Information Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Data Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Data Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Database Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) NHS
1 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Time Management
2 2 (22.22%) Statistical Modelling
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
1 3 (33.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ECDL
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 3 (33.33%) Cadence