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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 13 15 14
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 70 53 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 8.73% 8.72% 9.31%
As % of the Applications category 57.85% 56.99% 61.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 18 25
Average daily rate
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£330 £190 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+73.68% -41.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £120 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £330 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 9
Average hourly rate £37.50 £10.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+257.14% -51.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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
121 93 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 15.09% 15.30% 15.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 35 49
Average daily rate £330 £250 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £144 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £416 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 27 10
Average hourly rate £14.50 £11.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% -48.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.20 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £29.00 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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
Stevenage 0 10 £173 - 1
St Albans +4 9 - - 1
Royston - 7 - - 1
Hemel Hempstead +1 6 £138 - 3
Watford -11 5 £350 +59.09% 7
Welwyn Garden City -7 4 £370 - 2
Rickmansworth -8 1 - - 2
Hertford - 1 £500 -
MS Excel
East of England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 64 (58.18%) Microsoft
2 43 (39.09%) Windows
3 42 (38.18%) MS Office
4 19 (17.27%) SQL
5 18 (16.36%) Project Management
5 18 (16.36%) Telecoms
6 16 (14.55%) Oracle
6 16 (14.55%) Active Directory
7 15 (13.64%) Requirements Analysis
8 14 (12.73%) Finance
9 13 (11.82%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (11.82%) MS Visio
9 13 (11.82%) SAP
10 12 (10.91%) Data Warehouse
10 12 (10.91%) SAN
10 12 (10.91%) Migration
10 12 (10.91%) MS PowerPoint
11 11 (10.00%) SCCM
11 11 (10.00%) VMware
11 11 (10.00%) PRINCE2
11 11 (10.00%) .NET
12 10 (9.09%) MS Project
12 10 (9.09%) ETL
12 10 (9.09%) Change Management
12 10 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
12 10 (9.09%) Degree
13 9 (8.18%) Management Information System
13 9 (8.18%) C#
14 8 (7.27%) ERP
14 8 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 5 (4.55%) SharePoint
1 5 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
1 5 (4.55%) Lync
2 4 (3.64%) IIS
3 2 (1.82%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.91%) CMS
4 1 (0.91%) LiveLink
4 1 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.91%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 42 (38.18%) MS Office
2 13 (11.82%) MS Visio
3 12 (10.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (9.09%) MS Project
5 1 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (6.36%) Oracle Financials
1 7 (6.36%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (2.73%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.82%) CA PPM
4 1 (0.91%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.91%) Agresso
4 1 (0.91%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.91%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.91%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.36%) Office 365
2 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.91%) SAN
2 7 (6.36%) Radio Access Network
3 5 (4.55%) 2G
3 5 (4.55%) LTE
3 5 (4.55%) 4G
3 5 (4.55%) Internet
3 5 (4.55%) 3G
4 4 (3.64%) VPN
4 4 (3.64%) LDAP
4 4 (3.64%) 3GPP
4 4 (3.64%) PABX
4 4 (3.64%) Unified Communications
5 2 (1.82%) SNMP
5 2 (1.82%) HSUPA
5 2 (1.82%) WLAN
5 2 (1.82%) WCDMA
5 2 (1.82%) GSM
5 2 (1.82%) DNS
5 2 (1.82%) Telnet
5 2 (1.82%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.91%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (6.36%) QlikView
3 5 (4.55%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.64%) Snowflake Schema
4 4 (3.64%) Star Schema
5 3 (2.73%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.73%) MySQL
6 2 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.82%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.91%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.91%) dBASE
7 1 (0.91%) OLAP
7 1 (0.91%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.91%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (3.64%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.82%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.91%) MSI
General
1 18 (16.36%) Telecoms
2 14 (12.73%) Finance
3 6 (5.45%) Retail
4 3 (2.73%) French Language
4 3 (2.73%) German Language
5 2 (1.82%) Local Government
5 2 (1.82%) Legal
5 2 (1.82%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.82%) Publishing
6 1 (0.91%) Banking
6 1 (0.91%) Automotive
6 1 (0.91%) Law
Job Titles
1 22 (20.00%) Analyst
2 18 (16.36%) Developer
3 17 (15.45%) Support Engineer
4 12 (10.91%) Project Manager
5 8 (7.27%) Support Analyst
6 7 (6.36%) Administrator
7 6 (5.45%) Service Analyst
7 6 (5.45%) SQL Developer
8 5 (4.55%) Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (3.64%) Infrastructure Manager
9 4 (3.64%) Team Leader
9 4 (3.64%) Help Desk Engineer
9 4 (3.64%) Coordinator
9 4 (3.64%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 4 (3.64%) IT Support
9 4 (3.64%) Unified Communications Manager
10 3 (2.73%) Development Engineer
10 3 (2.73%) Help Desk Support Engineer
10 3 (2.73%) Junior
10 3 (2.73%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.00%) .NET
2 6 (5.45%) Web Services
3 4 (3.64%) SAML
3 4 (3.64%) WCF
3 4 (3.64%) OAuth
3 4 (3.64%) XACML
3 4 (3.64%) SPML
3 4 (3.64%) OpenID
4 2 (1.82%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.82%) Software Packaging
4 2 (1.82%) XML
5 1 (0.91%) Classic ASP
5 1 (0.91%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.91%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.18%) Management Information System
2 8 (7.27%) Visualisation
2 8 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.36%) Kindle
4 5 (4.55%) PMI
5 4 (3.64%) PKI
6 3 (2.73%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.82%) Clustering
7 2 (1.82%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.82%) FMCG
7 2 (1.82%) iPhone
7 2 (1.82%) GIS
7 2 (1.82%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.91%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.91%) iSeries
8 1 (0.91%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.91%) Statistics
8 1 (0.91%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.91%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 43 (39.09%) Windows
2 6 (5.45%) Linux
2 6 (5.45%) Windows XP
3 5 (4.55%) UNIX
3 5 (4.55%) Windows 7
4 3 (2.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (2.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.73%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.82%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (16.36%) Project Management
2 15 (13.64%) Requirements Analysis
3 13 (11.82%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (10.91%) Migration
5 11 (10.00%) PRINCE2
6 10 (9.09%) ETL
6 10 (9.09%) Change Management
7 8 (7.27%) ERP
7 8 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (7.27%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (7.27%) Analytics
8 7 (6.36%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (6.36%) Mentoring
8 7 (6.36%) ITIL
9 6 (5.45%) Project Planning
10 5 (4.55%) Performance Management
10 5 (4.55%) Coaching
10 5 (4.55%) Configuration Management
10 5 (4.55%) Service Delivery
10 5 (4.55%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 19 (17.27%) SQL
2 9 (8.18%) C#
3 6 (5.45%) PowerShell
4 5 (4.55%) Shell Script
4 5 (4.55%) C++
4 5 (4.55%) Perl
5 4 (3.64%) VB
5 4 (3.64%) VB.NET
6 3 (2.73%) C
7 2 (1.82%) VBScript
7 2 (1.82%) VC++
7 2 (1.82%) Python
7 2 (1.82%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.91%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.91%) VBA
8 1 (0.91%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (9.09%) Degree
2 7 (6.36%) Security Cleared
3 6 (5.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (4.55%) PMI Certification
4 5 (4.55%) MCSE
5 4 (3.64%) MCP
5 4 (3.64%) CISSP
5 4 (3.64%) A+ Certification
5 4 (3.64%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.91%) MCITP
7 1 (0.91%) ISEB
7 1 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.36%) ISO 9001
2 6 (5.45%) QA
3 2 (1.82%) SLA
4 1 (0.91%) JTAG
4 1 (0.91%) Solvency II
System Software
1 16 (14.55%) Active Directory
2 10 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.82%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.91%) vSphere
4 1 (0.91%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 11 (10.00%) SCCM
2 4 (3.64%) OpenView
2 4 (3.64%) OVSD
3 3 (2.73%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.91%) SCSM
4 1 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.91%) SCOM
4 1 (0.91%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 64 (58.18%) Microsoft
2 16 (14.55%) Oracle
3 13 (11.82%) SAP
4 11 (10.00%) VMware
5 8 (7.27%) Tableau
6 6 (5.45%) HP
7 2 (1.82%) Nortel
7 2 (1.82%) Huawei
7 2 (1.82%) Greenplum
7 2 (1.82%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 2 (1.82%) CA
7 2 (1.82%) Ericsson
7 2 (1.82%) IBM
8 1 (0.91%) Nokia
8 1 (0.91%) Lotus
8 1 (0.91%) Sage
8 1 (0.91%) Symantec
8 1 (0.91%) Sophos
8 1 (0.91%) Citrix
8 1 (0.91%) Cognos
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