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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 19 16 25
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +9
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 67 43 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 7.82% 8.70% 6.27%
As % of the Applications category 44.97% 48.31% 45.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 15 21
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£240 £375 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.00% +66.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £194 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £420 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 11
Average hourly rate £11.75 £12.00 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.08% -3.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.40 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £26.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.80 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+12.87% -6.66%
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
149 89 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 17.39% 18.02% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 34 47
Average daily rate £325 £300 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +27.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £420 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 17 25
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.46 £13.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.38% -6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.00 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.25 £34.05 £28.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.63 £15.38
% change year-on-year
+2.52% -4.84%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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
Hemel Hempstead +1 12 - - 4
Rickmansworth -11 12 £331 - 2
Stevenage +4 7 - - 2
Watford -2 7 £215 +65.38% 6
St Albans -3 3 - - 6
Royston 0 1 £325 - 1
Hertford 0 1 £160 -55.86% 3
Hoddesdon - - - -
Letchworth - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
Berkhamsted - - - -
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
MS Excel
East of England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 69 (57.98%) Windows
2 63 (52.94%) Microsoft
3 42 (35.29%) MS Office
4 29 (24.37%) Active Directory
5 28 (23.53%) SQL Server
6 26 (21.85%) Windows XP
7 25 (21.01%) SQL
8 21 (17.65%) Finance
9 20 (16.81%) Windows Server 2008
10 19 (15.97%) HP
11 18 (15.13%) Manufacturing
12 17 (14.29%) VPN
12 17 (14.29%) Security Cleared
13 16 (13.45%) OVSD
13 16 (13.45%) OpenView
13 16 (13.45%) Data Warehouse
13 16 (13.45%) Internet
14 15 (12.61%) Project Management
14 15 (12.61%) SC Cleared
15 14 (11.76%) MS Exchange
15 14 (11.76%) DNS
16 13 (10.92%) Telecoms
16 13 (10.92%) Windows 7
16 13 (10.92%) Analytical Skills
17 12 (10.08%) Exchange Server 2010
17 12 (10.08%) ETL
17 12 (10.08%) MS Access
18 11 (9.24%) MySQL
18 11 (9.24%) SAP
18 11 (9.24%) Citrix

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 14 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 12 (10.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (9.24%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (5.88%) IIS
5 6 (5.04%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (3.36%) SharePoint
7 3 (2.52%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.68%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.68%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.84%) SAS
9 1 (0.84%) TPMS
Applications
1 42 (35.29%) MS Office
2 8 (6.72%) MS Visio
2 8 (6.72%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (5.88%) MS Project
4 3 (2.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.68%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (1.68%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (1.68%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.84%) SiteCatalyst
Communications & Networking
1 17 (14.29%) VPN
2 16 (13.45%) Internet
3 14 (11.76%) DNS
4 9 (7.56%) DHCP
5 6 (5.04%) TCP/IP
6 5 (4.20%) SAN
6 5 (4.20%) Firewall
7 4 (3.36%) LAN
8 1 (0.84%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 16 (13.45%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (10.08%) MS Access
4 11 (9.24%) MySQL
5 9 (7.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (5.88%) OLAP
6 7 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (4.20%) Oracle ODI
7 5 (4.20%) SAP Data Services
7 5 (4.20%) Data Mart
7 5 (4.20%) OLTP
7 5 (4.20%) Oracle OLAP
7 5 (4.20%) QlikView
7 5 (4.20%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (4.20%) DataStage
7 5 (4.20%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (3.36%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (2.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (1.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.68%) Visual Studio
1 2 (1.68%) JIRA
2 1 (0.84%) MSI
General
1 21 (17.65%) Finance
2 18 (15.13%) Manufacturing
3 13 (10.92%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.20%) Retail
5 4 (3.36%) Legal
6 2 (1.68%) Back Office
6 2 (1.68%) Marketing
7 1 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.84%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.84%) Billing
Job Titles
1 33 (27.73%) Analyst
2 21 (17.65%) Developer
3 16 (13.45%) Service Analyst
4 15 (12.61%) Service Desk Analyst
5 12 (10.08%) Support Engineer
6 11 (9.24%) Technical Support
7 9 (7.56%) 1st Line Support
8 6 (5.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (5.04%) Support Analyst
9 5 (4.20%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (4.20%) Administrator
9 5 (4.20%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (4.20%) Backup Engineer
10 4 (3.36%) Server Engineer
10 4 (3.36%) SQL Developer
10 4 (3.36%) Technical Engineer
10 4 (3.36%) 3rd Line Support
10 4 (3.36%) Data Analyst
10 4 (3.36%) Oracle Developer
10 4 (3.36%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.40%) XML
2 7 (5.88%) .NET
3 4 (3.36%) CSS
4 3 (2.52%) Web Services
5 2 (1.68%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.68%) XSL
5 2 (1.68%) XSLT
5 2 (1.68%) Ajax
5 2 (1.68%) MDX
5 2 (1.68%) jQuery
5 2 (1.68%) REST
5 2 (1.68%) HTML
6 1 (0.84%) CSS3
6 1 (0.84%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.84%) HTML5
6 1 (0.84%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.92%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.88%) Blackberry
3 6 (5.04%) Data Integration
4 5 (4.20%) Clustering
4 5 (4.20%) IBM XIV
5 4 (3.36%) NHS
5 4 (3.36%) Informatics
6 2 (1.68%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.84%) User Experience
7 1 (0.84%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.84%) FMCG
7 1 (0.84%) EPoS
7 1 (0.84%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 69 (57.98%) Windows
2 26 (21.85%) Windows XP
3 20 (16.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (10.92%) Windows 7
5 10 (8.40%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (8.40%) Linux
6 7 (5.88%) Windows 8
6 7 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (5.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (5.04%) Windows 2000
8 5 (4.20%) HPUX
9 4 (3.36%) UNIX
10 1 (0.84%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.84%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (12.61%) Project Management
2 12 (10.08%) ETL
3 11 (9.24%) Performance Tuning
4 10 (8.40%) Analytics
4 10 (8.40%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (7.56%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (6.72%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (6.72%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
7 7 (5.88%) Project Planning
8 6 (5.04%) Data Analysis
8 6 (5.04%) ERP
9 5 (4.20%) CRM
9 5 (4.20%) ITIL
9 5 (4.20%) Change Management
9 5 (4.20%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (3.36%) Risk Management
10 4 (3.36%) Data Modelling
10 4 (3.36%) Business Analysis
11 3 (2.52%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 25 (21.01%) SQL
2 9 (7.56%) VB
3 6 (5.04%) C#
4 5 (4.20%) PL/SQL
5 3 (2.52%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.52%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.52%) VB6
6 2 (1.68%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.68%) VBScript
7 1 (0.84%) R
7 1 (0.84%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.84%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 15 (12.61%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.36%) Degree
4 1 (0.84%) APMP
4 1 (0.84%) MCP
4 1 (0.84%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.84%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.56%) QA
2 5 (4.20%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.68%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (24.37%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.04%) vSphere
3 5 (4.20%) vCloud
3 5 (4.20%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.68%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.84%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 16 (13.45%) OpenView
1 16 (13.45%) OVSD
2 10 (8.40%) NetBackup
2 10 (8.40%) Backup Exec
3 5 (4.20%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.68%) SCCM
5 1 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.84%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 63 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 19 (15.97%) HP
3 11 (9.24%) Citrix
3 11 (9.24%) SAP
4 9 (7.56%) IBM
5 8 (6.72%) Oracle
5 8 (6.72%) VMware
6 7 (5.88%) Business Objects
7 6 (5.04%) MicroStrategy
8 5 (4.20%) Veritas
8 5 (4.20%) Informatica
8 5 (4.20%) Red Hat
8 5 (4.20%) Symantec
8 5 (4.20%) Sophos
8 5 (4.20%) Brocade
8 5 (4.20%) Acronis
9 4 (3.36%) Tableau
9 4 (3.36%) Teradata
9 4 (3.36%) Cognos
10 3 (2.52%) Lotus
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
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