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 June 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 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 22 14 19
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +5
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 13 26 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 5.37% 11.50% 7.29%
As % of the Applications category 52.00% 55.32% 48.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 20 11
Average daily rate
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£320 £315 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% +8.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £135 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £9.00 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
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
25 47 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 10.33% 20.80% 14.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 36 15
Average daily rate £200 £325 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% +23.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £140 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £425 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £304 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.99% -2.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 11
Average hourly rate £13.67 £32.25 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.61% +101.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-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
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 June 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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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 +5 6 £340 +6.25% 5
MS Excel
South East

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 10 (37.04%) MS Office
3 9 (33.33%) Finance
4 6 (22.22%) Migration
4 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (22.22%) Windows
4 6 (22.22%) Project Management
5 5 (18.52%) CRM
5 5 (18.52%) Analytics
6 4 (14.81%) Business Analysis
6 4 (14.81%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (14.81%) Data Migration
6 4 (14.81%) Waterfall
6 4 (14.81%) E-Commerce
6 4 (14.81%) MS Visio
6 4 (14.81%) Data Modelling
6 4 (14.81%) ITIL
6 4 (14.81%) SLA
6 4 (14.81%) Internet
6 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
6 4 (14.81%) ISEB
6 4 (14.81%) GAP Analysis
7 3 (11.11%) Advertising
7 3 (11.11%) Publishing
7 3 (11.11%) VMware
7 3 (11.11%) Citrix
7 3 (11.11%) PPP
7 3 (11.11%) RDBMS
7 3 (11.11%) Web Analytics
7 3 (11.11%) XenApp

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
1 2 (7.41%) SAS
1 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.70%) Lync
Applications
1 10 (37.04%) MS Office
2 4 (14.81%) MS Visio
2 4 (14.81%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) Internet
2 3 (11.11%) PPP
3 1 (3.70%) SNMP
3 1 (3.70%) VPN
3 1 (3.70%) Bluetooth
3 1 (3.70%) Ethernet
3 1 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) RDBMS
1 3 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 2 (7.41%) Base SAS
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.70%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (3.70%) MS Access
General
1 9 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Advertising
2 3 (11.11%) Publishing
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Marketing
3 1 (3.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Analyst
2 4 (14.81%) Project Manager
2 4 (14.81%) Business Analyst
2 4 (14.81%) Business IT Analyst
2 4 (14.81%) IT Business Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Data Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Help Desk Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (11.11%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Digital Project Manager
4 2 (7.41%) SAS Data Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Software Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Support Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (7.41%) Developer
4 2 (7.41%) SAS Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) E-Commerce Manager
5 1 (3.70%) IT Services Manager
5 1 (3.70%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) Windows
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.70%) Linux
3 1 (3.70%) FreeBSD
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) Project Management
1 6 (22.22%) Migration
1 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (18.52%) CRM
2 5 (18.52%) Analytics
3 4 (14.81%) Waterfall
3 4 (14.81%) Business Analysis
3 4 (14.81%) Data Migration
3 4 (14.81%) E-Commerce
3 4 (14.81%) Data Modelling
3 4 (14.81%) ITIL
3 4 (14.81%) GAP Analysis
4 3 (11.11%) Web Analytics
5 2 (7.41%) Web Development
5 2 (7.41%) Resource Management
5 2 (7.41%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (7.41%) Visual Analytics
5 2 (7.41%) Data Management
5 2 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.70%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) SQL
1 2 (7.41%) VB
2 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) ISEB
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.41%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) BS15000
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.11%) XenApp
3 2 (7.41%) XenDesktop
3 2 (7.41%) DFS Replication
3 2 (7.41%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) SCCM
2 2 (7.41%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (3.70%) WMI
3 1 (3.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.11%) Citrix
2 3 (11.11%) VMware
3 2 (7.41%) SolarWinds
4 1 (3.70%) GFI Software