The table below looks at the statistics for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent 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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 27 28 8
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -20
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 17 17 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 5.52% 5.50% 14.43%
As % of the Applications category 53.13% 47.22% 73.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 11
Average daily rate
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£319 £255 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £162 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £466 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £15.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +6.66%
MS Excel
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Applications Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
32 36 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 10.39% 11.65% 19.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 23 20
Average daily rate £338 £188 £304
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -38.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £142 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £435 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -37.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.51 £15.39 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-5.68% -0.74%

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Excel Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

MS Excel
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Excel across the Kent region.

MS Excel Daily Rate Trend in Kent

MS Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Kent region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

MS Excel Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel across the Kent region.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

MS Excel
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 3 months to 3 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Tunbridge Wells +4 6 £425 +142.85% 4
West Malling +1 1 £225 -38.98% 1
Cranbrook - 1 £110 -
Sevenoaks - 1 - - 3
MS Excel
South East

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 15 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (40.00%) Windows
3 11 (36.67%) Active Directory
4 9 (30.00%) MS Exchange
4 9 (30.00%) ITIL
4 9 (30.00%) VMware
5 8 (26.67%) XenApp
5 8 (26.67%) Citrix
6 7 (23.33%) MCSE
6 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (23.33%) XenDesktop
6 7 (23.33%) SolarWinds
6 7 (23.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (23.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (23.33%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (20.00%) Data Centre
7 6 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (20.00%) SolarWinds Orion
7 6 (20.00%) MS Office
8 5 (16.67%) MS Visio
8 5 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (16.67%) CCNP
8 5 (16.67%) CCNA
8 5 (16.67%) LAN
8 5 (16.67%) WAN
8 5 (16.67%) CheckPoint
8 5 (16.67%) MPLS

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 9 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (23.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 7 (23.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (23.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.33%) Lync
4 1 (3.33%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (20.00%) MS Office
2 5 (16.67%) MS Visio
3 3 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (3.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) LAN
1 5 (16.67%) WAN
1 5 (16.67%) MPLS
1 5 (16.67%) OSPF
1 5 (16.67%) BGP
1 5 (16.67%) Firewall
1 5 (16.67%) BIG-IP
2 3 (10.00%) PPP
3 1 (3.33%) VPN
3 1 (3.33%) Internet
3 1 (3.33%) Ethernet
3 1 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (3.33%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) RDBMS
1 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.33%) Base SAS
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Xcode
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
1 3 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (16.67%) Developer
1 5 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) Support Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (13.33%) Analyst
2 4 (13.33%) Project Manager
3 3 (10.00%) iOS Developer
4 2 (6.67%) IT Business Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Software Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Business Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) IT Project Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Business IT Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Technical Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Senior Support Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) .NET
1 3 (10.00%) Web Services
1 3 (10.00%) XML
1 3 (10.00%) OpenGL
1 3 (10.00%) Cocoa
1 3 (10.00%) JSON
1 3 (10.00%) REST
1 3 (10.00%) Cocoa Touch
2 2 (6.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (10.00%) iPhone
2 3 (10.00%) iPad
2 3 (10.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.33%) User Experience
3 1 (3.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 12 (40.00%) Windows
2 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (10.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) ITIL
2 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (16.67%) Project Management
5 4 (13.33%) Migration
6 3 (10.00%) Memory Management
6 3 (10.00%) Mobile Development
6 3 (10.00%) Campaign Management
6 3 (10.00%) iOS Development
7 2 (6.67%) Data Migration
7 2 (6.67%) Waterfall
7 2 (6.67%) Business Analysis
7 2 (6.67%) Web Development
7 2 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (6.67%) GAP Analysis
7 2 (6.67%) CRM
7 2 (6.67%) Data Modelling
8 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2
8 1 (3.33%) Service Management
8 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) Objective-C
2 2 (6.67%) SQL
2 2 (6.67%) VB
3 1 (3.33%) VBScript
3 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) MCSE
1 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 5 (16.67%) CCNP
2 5 (16.67%) CCNA
2 5 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (10.00%) Degree
4 2 (6.67%) ISEB
5 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
1 1 (3.33%) BS15000
System Software
1 11 (36.67%) Active Directory
2 8 (26.67%) XenApp
3 7 (23.33%) XenDesktop
4 5 (16.67%) vSphere
5 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (6.67%) DFS Replication
5 2 (6.67%) VMware ESX
6 1 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (20.00%) SolarWinds Orion
2 5 (16.67%) Foglight
3 3 (10.00%) SCCM
4 1 (3.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (30.00%) VMware
3 8 (26.67%) Citrix
4 7 (23.33%) SolarWinds
5 5 (16.67%) F5
5 5 (16.67%) CheckPoint
5 5 (16.67%) Cisco
6 3 (10.00%) Oracle
7 1 (3.33%) Mercator
7 1 (3.33%) Remedy
7 1 (3.33%) GFI Software