The table below looks at the statistics for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 10 25 25
Rank change year-on-year
+15 0
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 68 49 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 10.03% 7.66% 6.93%
As % of the Applications category 60.71% 44.95% 41.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 18 26
Average daily rate
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£288 £378 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.84% +9.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £184 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £458 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 2
Average hourly rate £10.50 £12.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -22.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.60 £10.04 £15.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £15.00 £15.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -13.84%
MS Excel
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 Hertfordshire region.

Applications Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
112 109 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 16.52% 17.03% 16.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 41 58
Average daily rate £300 £338 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £160 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 23 21
Average hourly rate £11.50 £13.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £10.04 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.50 £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.70
% change year-on-year
- -4.45%

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

MS Excel Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

MS Excel
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

MS Excel Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

MS Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

MS Excel Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

MS Excel Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

MS Excel
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hemel Hempstead +5 11 £110 - 5
Watford +3 10 £331 +40.95% 4
St Albans -1 9 £319 -12.06%
Rickmansworth -2 7 £463 +189.06%
Borehamwood +1 3 £190 -24.00%
Welwyn Garden City 0 2 £325 - 3
Stevenage - 2 - -
Hertford -1 1 £350 +86.66%
Hoddesdon - - - -
Letchworth - - - - 1
Baldock - - - -
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Ware - - - -
MS Excel
East of England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 78 (57.78%) Microsoft
2 58 (42.96%) Windows
3 47 (34.81%) MS Office
4 39 (28.89%) SQL
5 26 (19.26%) Project Management
5 26 (19.26%) Data Warehouse
6 25 (18.52%) Finance
7 23 (17.04%) Oracle
7 23 (17.04%) SQL Server
8 20 (14.81%) ETL
8 20 (14.81%) Performance Tuning
9 19 (14.07%) Active Directory
9 19 (14.07%) Telecoms
10 18 (13.33%) HP
11 17 (12.59%) Windows XP
11 17 (12.59%) Requirements Analysis
12 16 (11.85%) SAP
12 16 (11.85%) Security Cleared
13 15 (11.11%) SC Cleared
14 14 (10.37%) Analytics
14 14 (10.37%) QA
15 13 (9.63%) ITIL
15 13 (9.63%) OpenView
16 12 (8.89%) Linux
16 12 (8.89%) ERP
16 12 (8.89%) QlikView
16 12 (8.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 12 (8.89%) Manufacturing
16 12 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
16 12 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 9 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 9 (6.67%) IBM Notes
2 7 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (4.44%) IIS
4 2 (1.48%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.74%) TPMS
Applications
1 47 (34.81%) MS Office
2 8 (5.93%) MS Visio
3 7 (5.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (3.70%) MS Project
5 2 (1.48%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (5.93%) Oracle Financials
1 8 (5.93%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (1.48%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.74%) PaaS
2 1 (0.74%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.74%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.41%) VPN
2 9 (6.67%) DNS
2 9 (6.67%) Internet
2 9 (6.67%) DHCP
3 7 (5.19%) SAN
4 5 (3.70%) Firewall
5 4 (2.96%) 2G
5 4 (2.96%) LTE
5 4 (2.96%) 4G
5 4 (2.96%) Radio Access Network
5 4 (2.96%) 3G
6 3 (2.22%) LAN
7 2 (1.48%) 3GPP
7 2 (1.48%) WAN
7 2 (1.48%) HTTP
7 2 (1.48%) SSH
8 1 (0.74%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (19.26%) Data Warehouse
2 23 (17.04%) SQL Server
3 12 (8.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (8.89%) QlikView
4 11 (8.15%) MS Access
5 10 (7.41%) OLAP
6 9 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (6.67%) Oracle Database
7 7 (5.19%) Snowflake Schema
7 7 (5.19%) MySQL
8 5 (3.70%) Star Schema
8 5 (3.70%) Data Mart
8 5 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (3.70%) DataStage
8 5 (3.70%) SQL Server 2000
8 5 (3.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 5 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (3.70%) Oracle ODI
8 5 (3.70%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 25 (18.52%) Finance
2 19 (14.07%) Telecoms
3 12 (8.89%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.70%) Retail
5 1 (0.74%) Billing
5 1 (0.74%) French Language
5 1 (0.74%) German Language
5 1 (0.74%) Automotive
5 1 (0.74%) Legal
5 1 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.74%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.74%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 41 (30.37%) Analyst
2 29 (21.48%) Developer
3 13 (9.63%) Support Engineer
3 13 (9.63%) Service Analyst
4 12 (8.89%) Service Desk Analyst
5 9 (6.67%) Support Analyst
6 8 (5.93%) Administrator
7 7 (5.19%) 1st Line Support
7 7 (5.19%) Project Manager
8 6 (4.44%) Desktop Support
8 6 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (4.44%) Backup Engineer
9 5 (3.70%) IT Support
9 5 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (3.70%) Team Leader
9 5 (3.70%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (3.70%) SQL Developer
10 4 (2.96%) Data Analyst
10 4 (2.96%) Oracle Developer
10 4 (2.96%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.93%) XML
1 8 (5.93%) .NET
2 5 (3.70%) MDX
2 5 (3.70%) Web Services
3 2 (1.48%) REST
4 1 (0.74%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.74%) COM
4 1 (0.74%) Silverlight
4 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.67%) Visualisation
3 7 (5.19%) Data Integration
4 6 (4.44%) IBM XIV
4 6 (4.44%) Blackberry
5 5 (3.70%) Clustering
6 3 (2.22%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (1.48%) Statistics
7 2 (1.48%) Informatics
7 2 (1.48%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.48%) Replication
8 1 (0.74%) EPoS
8 1 (0.74%) NHS
8 1 (0.74%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.74%) Open Source
8 1 (0.74%) iPad
8 1 (0.74%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 58 (42.96%) Windows
2 17 (12.59%) Windows XP
3 12 (8.89%) Linux
3 12 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (5.19%) Windows 7
4 7 (5.19%) UNIX
5 6 (4.44%) Windows 2000
5 6 (4.44%) HPUX
6 5 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (2.96%) Solaris
8 3 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.48%) FreeBSD
9 2 (1.48%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.74%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.74%) AIX
10 1 (0.74%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.74%) Mac OS X Server
10 1 (0.74%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (19.26%) Project Management
2 20 (14.81%) ETL
2 20 (14.81%) Performance Tuning
3 17 (12.59%) Requirements Analysis
4 14 (10.37%) Analytics
5 13 (9.63%) ITIL
6 12 (8.89%) ERP
6 12 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (8.15%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (8.15%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (5.93%) Change Management
9 8 (5.93%) Project Planning
9 8 (5.93%) Test Strategy
10 7 (5.19%) Coaching
10 7 (5.19%) Service Management
10 7 (5.19%) Configuration Management
11 6 (4.44%) PRINCE2
11 6 (4.44%) Data Analysis
12 5 (3.70%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (28.89%) SQL
2 8 (5.93%) T-SQL
2 8 (5.93%) VB
3 7 (5.19%) C#
4 5 (3.70%) PL/SQL
4 5 (3.70%) VBA
4 5 (3.70%) Bash Shell
5 4 (2.96%) C++
6 3 (2.22%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.48%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.48%) Perl
7 2 (1.48%) VBScript
8 1 (0.74%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.74%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.74%) VB6
Qualifications
1 16 (11.85%) Security Cleared
2 15 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.19%) MCP
4 3 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.48%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (1.48%) MCDBA
5 2 (1.48%) ISEB
5 2 (1.48%) MCITP
5 2 (1.48%) Degree
5 2 (1.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.74%) APMP
6 1 (0.74%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.74%) MCSE
6 1 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.74%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.37%) QA
2 5 (3.70%) Data Quality
2 5 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (14.07%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.70%) VMware ESX
2 5 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.70%) vSphere
2 5 (3.70%) vCloud
3 3 (2.22%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.74%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.74%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 13 (9.63%) OpenView
2 11 (8.15%) NetBackup
2 11 (8.15%) Backup Exec
3 8 (5.93%) OVSD
4 6 (4.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (3.70%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.48%) Puppet
6 2 (1.48%) SCCM
7 1 (0.74%) SCOM
Vendors
1 78 (57.78%) Microsoft
2 23 (17.04%) Oracle
3 18 (13.33%) HP
4 16 (11.85%) SAP
5 11 (8.15%) VMware
6 10 (7.41%) Tableau
6 10 (7.41%) IBM
7 9 (6.67%) Lotus
8 8 (5.93%) Citrix
9 6 (4.44%) MicroStrategy
9 6 (4.44%) Business Objects
9 6 (4.44%) Brocade
9 6 (4.44%) Symantec
10 5 (3.70%) Informatica
10 5 (3.70%) Sophos
10 5 (3.70%) Acronis
10 5 (3.70%) Veritas
11 4 (2.96%) Cognos
11 4 (2.96%) Teradata
12 2 (1.48%) Huawei