The first table below looks at the demand for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gatwick region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 31 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 Gatwick 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 4 10 20
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +10
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 11 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 19.30% 9.30% 3.17%
As % of the Applications category 61.11% 26.67% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 4
Average daily rate
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£363 £373 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.68% +10.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
- -7.69%
Applications Category
Gatwick
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
18 15 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 31.58% 34.88% 20.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 12
Average daily rate £250 £348 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.05% -0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £130 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £383 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
MS Excel
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MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in Gatwick

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

MS Excel Jobs Demand Trend in Gatwick

MS Excel
Daily Rate Trend in Gatwick

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

MS Excel Daily Rate Trend in Gatwick

MS Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in Gatwick

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Gatwick region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

MS Excel Daily Rate Histogram in Gatwick

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Trend in Gatwick

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

MS Excel Hourly Rate Trend in Gatwick

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gatwick

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gatwick 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 10 (83.33%) Windows
1 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
1 10 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (50.00%) MS Office
3 5 (41.67%) ITIL
3 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
3 5 (41.67%) Project Management
3 5 (41.67%) Migration
3 5 (41.67%) VMware
3 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
3 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (25.00%) Citrix
5 2 (16.67%) Lotus
5 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
5 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 2 (16.67%) Lotus Domino
5 2 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Phone
6 1 (8.33%) Process Improvement
6 1 (8.33%) Straight-Through Processing
6 1 (8.33%) Business Process Improvement
6 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (8.33%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (8.33%) Service Management
6 1 (8.33%) Change Management
6 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
6 1 (8.33%) Back Office
6 1 (8.33%) Workflow
6 1 (8.33%) Programme Management

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Gatwick by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gatwick 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 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
1 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (16.67%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
General
1 1 (8.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Migration Engineer
1 5 (41.67%) Data Centre Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (16.67%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Project Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Project Office Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Phone
3 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) ITIL
1 5 (41.67%) Project Management
1 5 (41.67%) Migration
2 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (8.33%) CRM
3 1 (8.33%) Six Sigma
3 1 (8.33%) Service Management
3 1 (8.33%) Change Management
3 1 (8.33%) Workflow
3 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
3 1 (8.33%) Workflow Management
3 1 (8.33%) Business Process Improvement
3 1 (8.33%) Process Improvement
3 1 (8.33%) Straight-Through Processing
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) PMP
1 1 (8.33%) PMI Certification
1 1 (8.33%) Six Sigma Black Belt
System Software
1 10 (83.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) VMware
3 3 (25.00%) Citrix
4 2 (16.67%) Lotus