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 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
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 21 13 25
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +12
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 56 51 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 7.05% 9.75% 6.25%
As % of the Applications category 40.58% 51.00% 47.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 17 21
Average daily rate
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£240 £375 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.00% +44.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £420 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £311
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +2.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 11
Average hourly rate £11.00 £14.22 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.64% +18.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £26.00 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.86% -6.25%
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
138 100 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 17.38% 19.12% 13.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 43 46
Average daily rate £325 £288 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% +12.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £144 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £420 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 17 21
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.61 £12.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.75% +19.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £31.75 £25.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.29%

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 29 August 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
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 29 August 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
Rickmansworth - 10 £293 - 2
Stevenage +8 9 - - 3
Watford +1 8 £270 - 7
Hemel Hempstead -4 4 - - 3
St Albans -5 3 - - 3
Berkhamsted - - - -
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Hertford - - - - 2
Hoddesdon - - - - 1
Letchworth - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - - 1
MS Excel
East of England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 71 (59.66%) Microsoft
2 65 (54.62%) Windows
3 45 (37.82%) MS Office
4 28 (23.53%) Active Directory
5 27 (22.69%) SQL
6 26 (21.85%) SQL Server
7 23 (19.33%) Windows XP
8 19 (15.97%) HP
9 18 (15.13%) Finance
10 17 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (12.61%) Manufacturing
11 15 (12.61%) Windows 7
12 14 (11.76%) OVSD
12 14 (11.76%) Internet
12 14 (11.76%) OpenView
13 13 (10.92%) VPN
13 13 (10.92%) Data Warehouse
13 13 (10.92%) Project Management
13 13 (10.92%) Security Cleared
14 12 (10.08%) MS PowerPoint
14 12 (10.08%) MS Access
15 11 (9.24%) MS Exchange
15 11 (9.24%) DNS
15 11 (9.24%) Citrix
16 10 (8.40%) SC Cleared
17 9 (7.56%) Exchange Server 2007
17 9 (7.56%) QA
17 9 (7.56%) Windows Server 2003
17 9 (7.56%) ETL
17 9 (7.56%) .NET

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 11 (9.24%) MS Exchange
2 9 (7.56%) Exchange Server 2007
2 9 (7.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (5.88%) IIS
4 4 (3.36%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (2.52%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.68%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.68%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.84%) SAS
7 1 (0.84%) TPMS
Applications
1 45 (37.82%) MS Office
2 12 (10.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (6.72%) MS Visio
4 7 (5.88%) MS Project
5 4 (3.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.68%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (1.68%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.84%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.84%) SiteCatalyst
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.76%) Internet
2 13 (10.92%) VPN
3 11 (9.24%) DNS
4 6 (5.04%) DHCP
4 6 (5.04%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.52%) LAN
5 3 (2.52%) SAN
5 3 (2.52%) Firewall
6 2 (1.68%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.84%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (21.85%) SQL Server
2 13 (10.92%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (10.08%) MS Access
4 9 (7.56%) MySQL
4 9 (7.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (5.04%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (5.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (3.36%) OLAP
6 4 (3.36%) QlikView
7 3 (2.52%) SAP Data Services
7 3 (2.52%) Oracle ODI
7 3 (2.52%) OLTP
7 3 (2.52%) Oracle OLAP
7 3 (2.52%) Data Mart
7 3 (2.52%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (2.52%) DataStage
7 3 (2.52%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.68%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.36%) JIRA
2 2 (1.68%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.68%) MSI
General
1 18 (15.13%) Finance
2 15 (12.61%) Manufacturing
3 6 (5.04%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.36%) Legal
5 2 (1.68%) Retail
5 2 (1.68%) Marketing
5 2 (1.68%) Back Office
6 1 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.84%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 28 (23.53%) Analyst
2 21 (17.65%) Developer
3 16 (13.45%) Support Engineer
4 14 (11.76%) Service Analyst
5 13 (10.92%) Service Desk Analyst
6 11 (9.24%) Technical Support
7 10 (8.40%) 1st Line Support
8 5 (4.20%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (4.20%) Administrator
8 5 (4.20%) Help Desk Support
9 4 (3.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (3.36%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (3.36%) Support Analyst
9 4 (3.36%) Consultant
9 4 (3.36%) Project Manager
9 4 (3.36%) Business Analyst
9 4 (3.36%) VB Developer
9 4 (3.36%) SQL Developer
9 4 (3.36%) Technical Engineer
9 4 (3.36%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.56%) .NET
1 9 (7.56%) XML
2 6 (5.04%) CSS
3 5 (4.20%) XSLT
3 5 (4.20%) ASP.NET
4 4 (3.36%) XSL
5 2 (1.68%) Ajax
5 2 (1.68%) HTML
5 2 (1.68%) Application Packaging
5 2 (1.68%) jQuery
6 1 (0.84%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.84%) HTML5
6 1 (0.84%) CSS3
6 1 (0.84%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.84%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.84%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (0.84%) MDX
6 1 (0.84%) Classic ASP
6 1 (0.84%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.20%) NHS
1 5 (4.20%) Blackberry
1 5 (4.20%) Informatics
2 4 (3.36%) Data Integration
3 3 (2.52%) Clustering
4 2 (1.68%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.84%) IBM XIV
5 1 (0.84%) EPoS
5 1 (0.84%) Statistics
5 1 (0.84%) FMCG
5 1 (0.84%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 65 (54.62%) Windows
2 23 (19.33%) Windows XP
3 17 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (12.61%) Windows 7
5 9 (7.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (6.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (6.72%) Linux
7 7 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (5.04%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.52%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.68%) UNIX
11 1 (0.84%) HPUX
11 1 (0.84%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (10.92%) Project Management
2 9 (7.56%) ETL
2 9 (7.56%) Analytics
3 8 (6.72%) Performance Tuning
3 8 (6.72%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
4 7 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (4.20%) Change Management
5 5 (4.20%) ITIL
5 5 (4.20%) CRM
5 5 (4.20%) ERP
6 4 (3.36%) OOP
6 4 (3.36%) OO
6 4 (3.36%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (3.36%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (3.36%) Risk Management
6 4 (3.36%) Business Analysis
6 4 (3.36%) Project Planning
7 3 (2.52%) Network Management
7 3 (2.52%) Data Entry
Programming Languages
1 27 (22.69%) SQL
2 9 (7.56%) VB
3 7 (5.88%) C#
4 5 (4.20%) JavaScript
4 5 (4.20%) VBScript
5 4 (3.36%) VB6
6 3 (2.52%) PL/SQL
6 3 (2.52%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.68%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.68%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.68%) VBA
8 1 (0.84%) R
Qualifications
1 13 (10.92%) Security Cleared
2 10 (8.40%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (5.04%) MCSE
5 5 (4.20%) MCP
6 4 (3.36%) A+ Certification
6 4 (3.36%) Degree
7 2 (1.68%) VCAP
7 2 (1.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.68%) MCITP
8 1 (0.84%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.84%) MCDST
8 1 (0.84%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.56%) QA
2 3 (2.52%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.68%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (23.53%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.04%) vSphere
3 3 (2.52%) vCloud
3 3 (2.52%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.68%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.68%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.68%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.68%) XenApp
4 2 (1.68%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.84%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 14 (11.76%) OpenView
1 14 (11.76%) OVSD
2 4 (3.36%) NetBackup
2 4 (3.36%) Backup Exec
3 3 (2.52%) SCCM
3 3 (2.52%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.68%) ZENworks
5 1 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 71 (59.66%) Microsoft
2 19 (15.97%) HP
3 11 (9.24%) Citrix
4 9 (7.56%) SAP
5 8 (6.72%) VMware
6 7 (5.88%) Red Hat
7 6 (5.04%) Oracle
8 5 (4.20%) IBM
9 4 (3.36%) Tableau
9 4 (3.36%) Business Objects
10 3 (2.52%) Veritas
10 3 (2.52%) Lotus
10 3 (2.52%) Informatica
10 3 (2.52%) Acronis
10 3 (2.52%) Symantec
10 3 (2.52%) Sophos
11 2 (1.68%) Teradata
11 2 (1.68%) MicroStrategy
11 2 (1.68%) NetApp
11 2 (1.68%) Cognos
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