The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Spreadsheets
Rank 47 43 49
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +6
Contract jobs citing Spreadsheet 7 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.46% 1.11% 0.41%
As % of the Applications category 8.43% 5.56% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Average daily rate
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£95 £525 £90
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-81.90% +483.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £91 £525 £66
10% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £525 £114
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £248 £225
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £10.36 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £13.55
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -0.35%
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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
83 90 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 17.26% 19.91% 17.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 32 30
Average daily rate £263 £330 £208
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.45% +59.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £155 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 30 19
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £34.00 £28.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.29%

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 26 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (70.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (50.00%) Time Management
3 4 (40.00%) MS Access
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (30.00%) MS Office
5 2 (20.00%) SQL
5 2 (20.00%) VBA
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (20.00%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (20.00%) NHS
5 2 (20.00%) ECDL
5 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (20.00%) Cadence
5 2 (20.00%) PowerPivot
5 2 (20.00%) Statistical Modelling
6 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
6 1 (10.00%) Billing
6 1 (10.00%) Handset
6 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
6 1 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (10.00%) Project Management
6 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
6 1 (10.00%) MS Project
6 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
6 1 (10.00%) MS Visio

Spreadsheet
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (70.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (30.00%) MS Office
3 2 (20.00%) PowerPivot
4 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (10.00%) MS Project
4 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) MS Access
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) Crystal Reports
General
1 1 (10.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Auditor
2 2 (20.00%) NHS Information Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Information Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Project Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Data Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Data Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Junior Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) IT Support Assistant
3 1 (10.00%) IT Assistant
3 1 (10.00%) IT Support
3 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Junior
3 1 (10.00%) Support Assistant
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) NHS
1 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Handset
2 1 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Time Management
2 2 (20.00%) Statistical Modelling
3 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
1 2 (20.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ECDL
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Cadence