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 28 April 2015 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 23 15 26
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +11
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 44 64 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 6.83% 8.53% 6.48%
As % of the Applications category 54.32% 50.39% 35.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 20 16
Average daily rate
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£300 £238 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.31% -30.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £160 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £331 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 7
Average hourly rate £13.50 £21.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.31 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.75 £23.20 £24.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.75 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-5.08% +5.35%
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
81 127 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 12.58% 16.93% 18.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 44 48
Average daily rate £305 £294 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.82% -18.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £160 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £415 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 14
Average hourly rate £14.00 £21.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £10.27 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £37.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%

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 28 April 2015.

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 28 April 2015.

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 28 April 2015. 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
St Albans 0 10 £1,000 - 4
Hemel Hempstead +6 7 £238 -13.63% 7
Watford +11 3 £258 -37.65% 4
Welwyn Garden City +11 3 - -
Rickmansworth -5 3 - -
Hertford -7 1 £500 +78.57%
Royston - 1 - - 2
MS Excel
East of England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 62 (63.92%) Microsoft
2 42 (43.30%) MS Office
3 33 (34.02%) Windows
4 28 (28.87%) SQL
5 23 (23.71%) Project Management
6 22 (22.68%) Requirements Analysis
7 20 (20.62%) Oracle
8 19 (19.59%) Data Warehouse
8 19 (19.59%) Telecoms
9 16 (16.49%) Finance
10 15 (15.46%) ETL
11 14 (14.43%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (13.40%) SAP
13 12 (12.37%) ERP
13 12 (12.37%) HP
13 12 (12.37%) QlikView
13 12 (12.37%) Visualisation
13 12 (12.37%) Tableau
13 12 (12.37%) Analytics
13 12 (12.37%) Performance Tuning
14 11 (11.34%) Oracle Payables
14 11 (11.34%) User Acceptance Testing
14 11 (11.34%) QA
14 11 (11.34%) MS Visio
14 11 (11.34%) ITIL
14 11 (11.34%) Oracle Financials
15 10 (10.31%) OpenView
15 10 (10.31%) MS PowerPoint
15 10 (10.31%) Test Strategy
16 9 (9.28%) Stakeholder Management

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 3 (3.09%) IBM Notes
1 3 (3.09%) Lync
2 2 (2.06%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.03%) IIS
3 1 (1.03%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 42 (43.30%) MS Office
2 11 (11.34%) MS Visio
3 10 (10.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (4.12%) MS Project
5 1 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (11.34%) Oracle Financials
1 11 (11.34%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.03%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.15%) Office 365
2 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.06%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.03%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.22%) VPN
1 7 (7.22%) Internet
2 6 (6.19%) Radio Access Network
3 4 (4.12%) 4G
3 4 (4.12%) 3G
3 4 (4.12%) 2G
3 4 (4.12%) LTE
3 4 (4.12%) SAN
4 3 (3.09%) LAN
4 3 (3.09%) WAN
4 3 (3.09%) Unified Communications
4 3 (3.09%) PABX
5 2 (2.06%) 3GPP
5 2 (2.06%) DNS
6 1 (1.03%) ATM
6 1 (1.03%) DHCP
6 1 (1.03%) SNMP
6 1 (1.03%) SSH
6 1 (1.03%) Telnet
6 1 (1.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (19.59%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (12.37%) QlikView
3 9 (9.28%) Snowflake Schema
4 7 (7.22%) Star Schema
5 6 (6.19%) Oracle Database
6 3 (3.09%) SQL Server
6 3 (3.09%) OLAP
6 3 (3.09%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.06%) MySQL
7 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.06%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.03%) dBASE
8 1 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.03%) MS Access
8 1 (1.03%) Spotfire
General
1 19 (19.59%) Telecoms
2 16 (16.49%) Finance
3 7 (7.22%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.12%) Retail
4 4 (4.12%) French Language
4 4 (4.12%) German Language
5 2 (2.06%) Local Government
5 2 (2.06%) Publishing
6 1 (1.03%) Banking
6 1 (1.03%) Automotive
6 1 (1.03%) Law
6 1 (1.03%) Legal
Job Titles
1 34 (35.05%) Analyst
2 16 (16.49%) Developer
3 12 (12.37%) Service Analyst
4 11 (11.34%) Service Desk Analyst
5 10 (10.31%) Support Engineer
6 8 (8.25%) Team Leader
7 7 (7.22%) Administrator
7 7 (7.22%) Support Analyst
8 6 (6.19%) Project Manager
9 5 (5.15%) Consultant
9 5 (5.15%) SQL Developer
9 5 (5.15%) IT Support
10 4 (4.12%) Coordinator
11 3 (3.09%) Architect
11 3 (3.09%) Business Analyst
11 3 (3.09%) Technical Architect
11 3 (3.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 3 (3.09%) Lead Developer
11 3 (3.09%) Data Warehouse Consultant
11 3 (3.09%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.15%) .NET
2 3 (3.09%) MDX
3 1 (1.03%) COM
3 1 (1.03%) Web Services
3 1 (1.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.37%) Visualisation
2 7 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.15%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.09%) PMI
4 3 (3.09%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.09%) Mainframe
4 3 (3.09%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (2.06%) GIS
5 2 (2.06%) Data Integration
5 2 (2.06%) iPhone
6 1 (1.03%) Clustering
6 1 (1.03%) E-Learning
6 1 (1.03%) Open Source
6 1 (1.03%) iPad
6 1 (1.03%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 33 (34.02%) Windows
2 8 (8.25%) Windows XP
3 6 (6.19%) Linux
4 5 (5.15%) Windows 7
4 5 (5.15%) UNIX
5 3 (3.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.09%) Solaris
5 3 (3.09%) Android
5 3 (3.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.03%) FreeBSD
7 1 (1.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (23.71%) Project Management
2 22 (22.68%) Requirements Analysis
3 15 (15.46%) ETL
4 14 (14.43%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (12.37%) ERP
5 12 (12.37%) Performance Tuning
5 12 (12.37%) Analytics
6 11 (11.34%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (11.34%) ITIL
7 10 (10.31%) Test Strategy
8 9 (9.28%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (7.22%) Coaching
10 6 (6.19%) PRINCE2
11 5 (5.15%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (5.15%) Configuration Management
11 5 (5.15%) Service Delivery
12 4 (4.12%) Change Management
12 4 (4.12%) Service Management
12 4 (4.12%) CRM
12 4 (4.12%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 28 (28.87%) SQL
2 4 (4.12%) C#
2 4 (4.12%) C++
2 4 (4.12%) Perl
2 4 (4.12%) Bash Shell
3 3 (3.09%) VB
3 3 (3.09%) VBA
3 3 (3.09%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.06%) VBScript
4 2 (2.06%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (5.15%) MCP
2 4 (4.12%) Degree
2 4 (4.12%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.09%) PMI Certification
4 2 (2.06%) MCSE
4 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.03%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.03%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.34%) QA
2 3 (3.09%) SLA
3 1 (1.03%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (7.22%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.12%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (10.31%) OpenView
2 7 (7.22%) OVSD
3 4 (4.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (2.06%) SCCM
5 1 (1.03%) Puppet
Vendors
1 62 (63.92%) Microsoft
2 20 (20.62%) Oracle
3 13 (13.40%) SAP
4 12 (12.37%) HP
4 12 (12.37%) Tableau
5 7 (7.22%) VMware
6 3 (3.09%) Lotus
6 3 (3.09%) Cisco
7 2 (2.06%) Nortel
7 2 (2.06%) Ericsson
7 2 (2.06%) Huawei
7 2 (2.06%) Greenplum
7 2 (2.06%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 1 (1.03%) Akamai
8 1 (1.03%) LANDesk
8 1 (1.03%) Nokia
8 1 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.03%) Symantec
8 1 (1.03%) Mitel
8 1 (1.03%) Altiris
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