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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 21 18 13
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 19 16 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 6.67% 5.71% 8.96%
As % of the Applications category 47.50% 55.17% 40.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 16
Average daily rate
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£400 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £260 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £356 £306
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 11
Average hourly rate £10.20 £10.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £8.10 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.90 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.13 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.19% -11.71%
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
40 29 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 14.04% 10.36% 22.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 9 26
Average daily rate £250 £370 £205
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.43% +80.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £250 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £525 £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 40
Average hourly rate £10.20 £13.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% -21.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.30 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.25 £14.55 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%

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 18 December 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Kent region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Histogram 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 18 December 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
Folkestone -4 2 - -
Maidstone +3 1 - -
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £450 -
West Malling - - - -
Gravesend - - - -
Sevenoaks - - - -
Snodland - - - -
Stansted - - - -
Chatham - - - -
Dartford - - - -
Dover - - - -
Faversham - - - -
MS Excel
South East

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 20 (55.56%) Windows
1 20 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 16 (44.44%) MS Office
3 12 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 12 (33.33%) VMware
3 12 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (27.78%) MS Exchange
5 9 (25.00%) ITIL
5 9 (25.00%) Citrix
6 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (16.67%) SLA
7 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared
7 6 (16.67%) Windows 7
8 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (13.89%) Cisco
8 5 (13.89%) Advertising
8 5 (13.89%) Finance
9 4 (11.11%) LAN
9 4 (11.11%) WAN
9 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
9 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared
10 3 (8.33%) XenApp
10 3 (8.33%) XenDesktop
10 3 (8.33%) Mobile Computing
10 3 (8.33%) vSphere
10 3 (8.33%) SQL

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 10 (27.78%) MS Exchange
2 5 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
4 2 (5.56%) IIS
4 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 16 (44.44%) MS Office
2 3 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (5.56%) MS Visio
3 2 (5.56%) MS Project
4 1 (2.78%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) LAN
1 4 (11.11%) WAN
2 2 (5.56%) IP Telephony
2 2 (5.56%) BIG-IP
2 2 (5.56%) Firewall
2 2 (5.56%) MPLS
2 2 (5.56%) OSPF
2 2 (5.56%) BGP
2 2 (5.56%) SAN
3 1 (2.78%) DNS
3 1 (2.78%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.78%) DTS
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.78%) Spotfire
General
1 5 (13.89%) Advertising
1 5 (13.89%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Retail
2 2 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.78%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (33.33%) Analyst
2 7 (19.44%) Support Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Desktop Support
4 4 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) IT Support Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Help Desk Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) IT Support
5 3 (8.33%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Service Desk Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
5 3 (8.33%) Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Project Manager
5 3 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Documentation Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Project Officer
6 2 (5.56%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) Application Packaging
2 2 (5.56%) .NET
3 1 (2.78%) HTML5
3 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.78%) HTML
3 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.78%) MSMQ
3 1 (2.78%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.33%) Mobile Computing
2 3 (8.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.78%) NHS
3 1 (2.78%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.78%) Clustering
3 1 (2.78%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (2.78%) Statistics
3 1 (2.78%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.78%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 20 (55.56%) Windows
2 12 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (8.33%) Windows XP
5 3 (8.33%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.78%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.00%) ITIL
2 3 (8.33%) PRINCE2
2 3 (8.33%) CRM
2 3 (8.33%) Project Management
3 2 (5.56%) Problem Management
3 2 (5.56%) Use Case
3 2 (5.56%) Project Planning
3 2 (5.56%) Statistical Analysis
3 2 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (5.56%) Change Management
3 2 (5.56%) PRINCE
3 2 (5.56%) E-Commerce
4 1 (2.78%) Product Marketing
4 1 (2.78%) Data Entry
4 1 (2.78%) Product Management
4 1 (2.78%) Dependency Management
4 1 (2.78%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (2.78%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (2.78%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (2.78%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (2.78%) VBA
2 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (5.56%) CCNP
4 2 (5.56%) CCNA
4 2 (5.56%) MCSE
4 2 (5.56%) MCP
4 2 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 10 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (8.33%) XenApp
3 3 (8.33%) XenDesktop
3 3 (8.33%) vSphere
3 3 (8.33%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.78%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) SolarWinds Orion
1 2 (5.56%) Foglight
1 2 (5.56%) SCOM
2 1 (2.78%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 20 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 12 (33.33%) VMware
3 9 (25.00%) Citrix
4 5 (13.89%) Cisco
5 2 (5.56%) CheckPoint
5 2 (5.56%) CA
5 2 (5.56%) CommVault
5 2 (5.56%) HP
5 2 (5.56%) F5
5 2 (5.56%) ServiceNow
5 2 (5.56%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.78%) Veeam
6 1 (2.78%) Business Objects
6 1 (2.78%) Intel