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 11 July 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 14 14 18
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 56 58 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 9.05% 9.43% 7.24%
As % of the Applications category 60.87% 60.42% 51.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 23 22
Average daily rate
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£190 £325 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.53% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £175 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £423 £382
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 18
Average hourly rate £10.50 £21.50 £11.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.16% +83.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.08 £10.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £26.00 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.22 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+5.48% -11.12%
Applications Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
92 96 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 14.86% 15.61% 14.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 46 42
Average daily rate £275 £250 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £144 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £400 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £305 £310
% change year-on-year
+2.45% -1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 12 30
Average hourly rate £11.00 £21.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.83% +79.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £10.70 £10.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £26.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.21 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.34% +1.36%
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 11 July 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 11 July 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 11 July 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 0 12 £160 -
Watford -3 8 £220 -32.30% 11
Stevenage - 5 - - 3
Letchworth 0 4 £190 -
St Albans -5 3 - - 3
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - - 1
Royston - 1 £325 -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 - - 2
Hertford - - - - 2
Hoddesdon - - - -
Berkhamsted - - - - 1
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
MS Excel
East of England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 82 (67.21%) Microsoft
2 57 (46.72%) Windows
3 41 (33.61%) MS Office
4 26 (21.31%) Active Directory
5 22 (18.03%) SQL
6 20 (16.39%) SQL Server
7 18 (14.75%) Windows XP
8 16 (13.11%) MS PowerPoint
8 16 (13.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (12.30%) HP
10 14 (11.48%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (10.66%) MCSE
11 13 (10.66%) MCP
11 13 (10.66%) Finance
12 12 (9.84%) Windows 7
13 11 (9.02%) OVSD
13 11 (9.02%) Manufacturing
13 11 (9.02%) Project Management
13 11 (9.02%) Windows Server 2003
13 11 (9.02%) Internet
13 11 (9.02%) OpenView
14 10 (8.20%) VPN
14 10 (8.20%) .NET
15 9 (7.38%) Security Cleared
15 9 (7.38%) MS Project
15 9 (7.38%) VB
15 9 (7.38%) XML
15 9 (7.38%) DNS
15 9 (7.38%) A+ Certification
15 9 (7.38%) SQL Server 2012

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 (6.56%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.74%) IIS
2 7 (5.74%) IBM Notes
3 6 (4.92%) SharePoint
3 6 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.28%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.64%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.82%) SAS
6 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 41 (33.61%) MS Office
2 16 (13.11%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (7.38%) MS Project
4 5 (4.10%) MS Visio
5 3 (2.46%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.64%) DOC1
6 2 (1.64%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 4 (3.28%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.82%) SiteCatalyst
2 1 (0.82%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.82%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.02%) Internet
2 10 (8.20%) VPN
3 9 (7.38%) DNS
4 8 (6.56%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.28%) DHCP
5 4 (3.28%) LAN
6 2 (1.64%) SAN
6 2 (1.64%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.82%) Firewall
7 1 (0.82%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (16.39%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (6.56%) MySQL
4 5 (4.10%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.46%) MS Access
5 3 (2.46%) QlikView
5 3 (2.46%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (4.92%) JIRA
2 3 (2.46%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.46%) Subversion
3 2 (1.64%) MSI
3 2 (1.64%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (10.66%) Finance
2 11 (9.02%) Manufacturing
3 5 (4.10%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.28%) Legal
5 2 (1.64%) Retail
5 2 (1.64%) Marketing
6 1 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.82%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 26 (21.31%) Analyst
2 23 (18.85%) Support Engineer
3 17 (13.93%) Developer
4 12 (9.84%) Technical Support
5 11 (9.02%) Service Analyst
5 11 (9.02%) Service Desk Analyst
6 10 (8.20%) Help Desk Support
7 9 (7.38%) Help Desk Engineer
7 9 (7.38%) 1st Line Support
7 9 (7.38%) Help Desk Support Engineer
8 8 (6.56%) Consultant
9 7 (5.74%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (4.92%) VB Developer
10 6 (4.92%) IT Support Engineer
10 6 (4.92%) VB6 Developer
10 6 (4.92%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 6 (4.92%) IT Support
11 5 (4.10%) Microsoft Consultant
11 5 (4.10%) Business Analyst
12 4 (3.28%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.20%) .NET
2 9 (7.38%) XML
3 8 (6.56%) CSS
4 7 (5.74%) XSLT
5 6 (4.92%) XSL
6 5 (4.10%) ASP.NET
7 3 (2.46%) HTML
8 2 (1.64%) Ajax
8 2 (1.64%) Application Packaging
8 2 (1.64%) jQuery
9 1 (0.82%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.82%) HTML5
9 1 (0.82%) CSS3
9 1 (0.82%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.82%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 1 (0.82%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.82%) COM+
9 1 (0.82%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.74%) Blackberry
2 6 (4.92%) NHS
3 5 (4.10%) Informatics
4 3 (2.46%) Clustering
5 2 (1.64%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.82%) FMCG
6 1 (0.82%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.82%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.82%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.82%) Statistics
6 1 (0.82%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.82%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 57 (46.72%) Windows
2 18 (14.75%) Windows XP
3 16 (13.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (9.84%) Windows 7
5 11 (9.02%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (6.56%) Linux
6 8 (6.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (4.92%) Windows 8
7 6 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.82%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.82%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (9.02%) Project Management
2 8 (6.56%) Change Management
3 7 (5.74%) Configuration Management
4 6 (4.92%) Service Management
4 6 (4.92%) OOP
4 6 (4.92%) OO
4 6 (4.92%) ITIL
4 6 (4.92%) Incident Management
4 6 (4.92%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (4.92%) Analytics
5 5 (4.10%) Requirements Analysis
5 5 (4.10%) Migration
5 5 (4.10%) CRM
6 4 (3.28%) ERP
6 4 (3.28%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (3.28%) Business Analysis
6 4 (3.28%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (3.28%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (2.46%) Data Entry
7 3 (2.46%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (18.03%) SQL
2 9 (7.38%) VB
3 8 (6.56%) VBScript
3 8 (6.56%) C#
4 7 (5.74%) JavaScript
4 7 (5.74%) VB6
5 5 (4.10%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.46%) VBA
7 2 (1.64%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.82%) Perl
8 1 (0.82%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.82%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.82%) R
Qualifications
1 14 (11.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (10.66%) MCP
2 13 (10.66%) MCSE
3 9 (7.38%) A+ Certification
3 9 (7.38%) Security Cleared
4 6 (4.92%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.28%) Degree
6 2 (1.64%) MCITP
6 2 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.64%) VCAP
7 1 (0.82%) APMP
7 1 (0.82%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.74%) QA
2 2 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (21.31%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.28%) vSphere
3 3 (2.46%) XenApp
3 3 (2.46%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.64%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.64%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.82%) vCloud
5 1 (0.82%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.82%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 11 (9.02%) OpenView
1 11 (9.02%) OVSD
2 3 (2.46%) SCCM
3 2 (1.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.64%) ZENworks
4 1 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.82%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.82%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.82%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 82 (67.21%) Microsoft
2 15 (12.30%) HP
3 8 (6.56%) Citrix
3 8 (6.56%) Red Hat
4 7 (5.74%) VMware
4 7 (5.74%) Lotus
5 5 (4.10%) SAP
6 3 (2.46%) IBM
6 3 (2.46%) Tableau
6 3 (2.46%) NetApp
7 2 (1.64%) McAfee
7 2 (1.64%) CA
7 2 (1.64%) Dell
7 2 (1.64%) EMC
8 1 (0.82%) Adobe
8 1 (0.82%) Cisco
8 1 (0.82%) Oracle
8 1 (0.82%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.82%) Juniper
8 1 (0.82%) Sage
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