The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 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 Hertfordshire 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 18 13 20
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +7
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 50 59 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 7.41% 9.75% 6.60%
As % of the Applications category 45.87% 56.19% 45.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 26 27
Average daily rate
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£220 £320 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £188 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £420 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 11
Average hourly rate £10.75 £21.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +79.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.45 £11.00 £10.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £26.00 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.96 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+0.26% -7.93%
Applications Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
109 105 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 16.15% 17.36% 14.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 54 52
Average daily rate £300 £280 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £144 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £420 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 13 24
Average hourly rate £11.50 £21.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.51% +65.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.00 £10.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £35.20 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
MS Excel
East of England

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 1 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
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 1 August 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 1 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 - 9 £160 -
Watford +2 8 £250 -23.07% 10
Stevenage - 6 - -
St Albans -5 3 - - 2
Letchworth -1 1 £190 -
Hemel Hempstead -1 1 - - 2
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - - 1
Hertford - - - - 2
Berkhamsted - - - -
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
MS Excel
East of England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 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 78 (66.10%) Microsoft
2 58 (49.15%) Windows
3 41 (34.75%) MS Office
4 27 (22.88%) Active Directory
5 25 (21.19%) SQL
6 22 (18.64%) SQL Server
7 18 (15.25%) Windows XP
8 15 (12.71%) MS PowerPoint
8 15 (12.71%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (11.86%) Windows 7
9 14 (11.86%) HP
10 13 (11.02%) Finance
10 13 (11.02%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (10.17%) Project Management
11 12 (10.17%) MCSE
12 11 (9.32%) OpenView
12 11 (9.32%) Manufacturing
12 11 (9.32%) Internet
12 11 (9.32%) OVSD
13 10 (8.47%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (8.47%) VPN
13 10 (8.47%) .NET
13 10 (8.47%) MCP
13 10 (8.47%) SQL Server 2012
14 9 (7.63%) XML
14 9 (7.63%) MS Project
14 9 (7.63%) VB
14 9 (7.63%) DNS
14 9 (7.63%) A+ Certification
14 9 (7.63%) Security Cleared

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 8 (6.78%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.93%) IIS
3 6 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (5.08%) SharePoint
4 5 (4.24%) IBM Notes
5 4 (3.39%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.69%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.85%) SAS
7 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 41 (34.75%) MS Office
2 15 (12.71%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (7.63%) MS Project
4 5 (4.24%) MS Visio
5 4 (3.39%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.69%) DOC1
6 2 (1.69%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.69%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (1.69%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.85%) SiteCatalyst
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.32%) Internet
2 10 (8.47%) VPN
3 9 (7.63%) DNS
4 8 (6.78%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.39%) DHCP
6 3 (2.54%) LAN
7 2 (1.69%) NetScaler
7 2 (1.69%) SAN
8 1 (0.85%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (18.64%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.47%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (6.78%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (6.78%) MySQL
4 5 (4.24%) MS Access
5 4 (3.39%) QlikView
5 4 (3.39%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.85%) Snowflake Schema
8 1 (0.85%) Star Schema
8 1 (0.85%) OLAP
8 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (5.08%) JIRA
2 3 (2.54%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.54%) Subversion
3 2 (1.69%) MSI
3 2 (1.69%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (11.02%) Finance
2 11 (9.32%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.39%) Legal
3 4 (3.39%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.69%) Retail
4 2 (1.69%) Marketing
4 2 (1.69%) Back Office
5 1 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 26 (22.03%) Analyst
2 23 (19.49%) Support Engineer
3 20 (16.95%) Developer
4 12 (10.17%) Technical Support
5 11 (9.32%) Service Analyst
5 11 (9.32%) Service Desk Analyst
6 10 (8.47%) Help Desk Support
7 9 (7.63%) Help Desk Support Engineer
7 9 (7.63%) 1st Line Support
7 9 (7.63%) Help Desk Engineer
8 7 (5.93%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (5.08%) VB6 Developer
9 6 (5.08%) VB Developer
10 5 (4.24%) Consultant
10 5 (4.24%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 5 (4.24%) IT Support
10 5 (4.24%) IT Support Engineer
11 4 (3.39%) Technical Engineer
11 4 (3.39%) Server Engineer
11 4 (3.39%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.47%) .NET
2 9 (7.63%) XML
3 8 (6.78%) CSS
4 7 (5.93%) XSLT
5 6 (5.08%) XSL
6 5 (4.24%) ASP.NET
7 3 (2.54%) HTML
8 2 (1.69%) Ajax
8 2 (1.69%) jQuery
8 2 (1.69%) Application Packaging
9 1 (0.85%) Classic ASP
9 1 (0.85%) COM+
9 1 (0.85%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.85%) MDX
9 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.85%) HTML5
9 1 (0.85%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 1 (0.85%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.08%) NHS
1 6 (5.08%) Blackberry
2 5 (4.24%) Informatics
3 2 (1.69%) Clustering
3 2 (1.69%) Visualisation
3 2 (1.69%) Data Extraction
4 1 (0.85%) EPoS
4 1 (0.85%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.85%) Statistics
4 1 (0.85%) FMCG
4 1 (0.85%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 58 (49.15%) Windows
2 18 (15.25%) Windows XP
3 15 (12.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (11.86%) Windows 7
5 10 (8.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (6.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (6.78%) Linux
7 6 (5.08%) Windows 8
7 6 (5.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.85%) UNIX
8 1 (0.85%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (10.17%) Project Management
2 7 (5.93%) Change Management
2 7 (5.93%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (5.93%) Analytics
3 6 (5.08%) Requirements Analysis
3 6 (5.08%) Configuration Management
3 6 (5.08%) ITIL
3 6 (5.08%) OOP
3 6 (5.08%) OO
4 5 (4.24%) CRM
4 5 (4.24%) ETL
4 5 (4.24%) Migration
4 5 (4.24%) Service Management
4 5 (4.24%) Incident Management
4 5 (4.24%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (3.39%) Business Analysis
5 4 (3.39%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (3.39%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (3.39%) ERP
6 3 (2.54%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 25 (21.19%) SQL
2 9 (7.63%) VB
3 8 (6.78%) C#
3 8 (6.78%) VBScript
4 7 (5.93%) JavaScript
4 7 (5.93%) VB6
5 4 (3.39%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.54%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.54%) VBA
7 2 (1.69%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.85%) Perl
8 1 (0.85%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.85%) R
Qualifications
1 13 (11.02%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (10.17%) MCSE
3 10 (8.47%) MCP
4 9 (7.63%) A+ Certification
4 9 (7.63%) Security Cleared
5 6 (5.08%) SC Cleared
6 4 (3.39%) Degree
7 2 (1.69%) VCAP
7 2 (1.69%) MCITP
7 2 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.85%) APMP
8 1 (0.85%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.78%) QA
2 2 (1.69%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (22.88%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.39%) vSphere
3 3 (2.54%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.69%) XenApp
4 2 (1.69%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.69%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.85%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.85%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.85%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 11 (9.32%) OpenView
1 11 (9.32%) OVSD
2 3 (2.54%) SCCM
3 2 (1.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.69%) ZENworks
4 1 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.85%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.85%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 78 (66.10%) Microsoft
2 14 (11.86%) HP
3 8 (6.78%) Red Hat
3 8 (6.78%) Citrix
4 6 (5.08%) VMware
5 5 (4.24%) SAP
5 5 (4.24%) Lotus
6 4 (3.39%) Tableau
7 2 (1.69%) Oracle
7 2 (1.69%) IBM
7 2 (1.69%) Dell
7 2 (1.69%) EMC
7 2 (1.69%) CA
7 2 (1.69%) NetApp
8 1 (0.85%) Cisco
8 1 (0.85%) Adobe
8 1 (0.85%) Veritas
8 1 (0.85%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.85%) Remedy
8 1 (0.85%) McAfee