The table below looks at the statistics for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 1 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 4 9 26
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +17
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 26 25 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 15.85% 16.45% 5.95%
As % of the Applications category 96.30% 69.44% 47.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 0
Average daily rate
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£180 £284 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.67% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 £22.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.73 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-7.81% +4.86%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Leicester region.

Applications Category
Leicester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
27 36 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 16.46% 23.68% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 8
Average daily rate £350 £284 £118
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.13% +141.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £225 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £390 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 3
Average hourly rate £12.00 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.22 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-1.46% -1.79%

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

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

MS Excel Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

MS Excel
Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

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

MS Excel Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

MS Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in Leicester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Leicester region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

MS Excel Daily Rate Histogram in Leicester

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

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

MS Excel Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester 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 25 (65.79%) Microsoft
2 21 (55.26%) MS PowerPoint
3 18 (47.37%) MS Office
4 13 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (34.21%) Degree
4 13 (34.21%) Waterfall
5 12 (31.58%) V-Model
5 12 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (31.58%) Computer Science
5 12 (31.58%) UML
5 12 (31.58%) ISO 9001
5 12 (31.58%) TickIT
6 11 (28.95%) Manufacturing
6 11 (28.95%) Life Science
7 10 (26.32%) Windows
8 9 (23.68%) SQL
9 8 (21.05%) C#
9 8 (21.05%) .NET
9 8 (21.05%) ASP.NET
9 8 (21.05%) Web Services
9 8 (21.05%) Finance
10 7 (18.42%) Logistics
10 7 (18.42%) Visual Studio
10 7 (18.42%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (18.42%) Telecoms
11 6 (15.79%) ITIL
11 6 (15.79%) Software Engineering
11 6 (15.79%) Chartered Engineer
12 5 (13.16%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (13.16%) Data Centre

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester 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 4 (10.53%) IIS
2 1 (2.63%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 21 (55.26%) MS PowerPoint
2 18 (47.37%) MS Office
3 3 (7.89%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.63%) SyteLine
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) PBX
1 2 (5.26%) VoIP
2 1 (2.63%) WAN
2 1 (2.63%) CTI
2 1 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.63%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (2.63%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.63%) MS Access
1 1 (2.63%) SAP BW
1 1 (2.63%) SAP BI
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (2.63%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 7 (18.42%) Visual Studio
2 5 (13.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (13.16%) JIRA
2 5 (13.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Blend
General
1 11 (28.95%) Manufacturing
2 8 (21.05%) Finance
3 7 (18.42%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.63%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (15.79%) 2nd Line Support
1 6 (15.79%) Software Engineer
1 6 (15.79%) Developer
1 6 (15.79%) Lead Software Engineer
1 6 (15.79%) Release Engineer
1 6 (15.79%) Configuration Engineer
2 4 (10.53%) Software Developer
2 4 (10.53%) Silverlight Developer
3 3 (7.89%) Technical Engineer
3 3 (7.89%) Data Centre Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Analyst
5 1 (2.63%) Web Developer
5 1 (2.63%) Consultant
5 1 (2.63%) Network Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) Support Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) .NET Web Developer
5 1 (2.63%) SAP Developer
5 1 (2.63%) Project Manager
5 1 (2.63%) Administrator
5 1 (2.63%) Telephony Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.05%) .NET
1 8 (21.05%) ASP.NET
1 8 (21.05%) Web Services
2 4 (10.53%) WPF
2 4 (10.53%) Silverlight
3 3 (7.89%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.63%) HTML
4 1 (2.63%) jQuery
4 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.63%) CSS3
4 1 (2.63%) XML
4 1 (2.63%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (31.58%) Computer Science
1 12 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (28.95%) Life Science
3 5 (13.16%) Data Centre
4 4 (10.53%) CMDB
4 4 (10.53%) RIA
4 4 (10.53%) User Experience
5 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
6 2 (5.26%) Clustering
7 1 (2.63%) Tandem
7 1 (2.63%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 10 (26.32%) Windows
2 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (34.21%) Waterfall
2 12 (31.58%) V-Model
2 12 (31.58%) UML
3 7 (18.42%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (18.42%) Logistics
4 6 (15.79%) Software Engineering
4 6 (15.79%) ITIL
5 3 (7.89%) Time Management
6 2 (5.26%) Project Management
7 1 (2.63%) Service Management
7 1 (2.63%) Change Management
7 1 (2.63%) MVC
7 1 (2.63%) Workflow
7 1 (2.63%) CRM
7 1 (2.63%) E-Commerce
7 1 (2.63%) Data Modelling
7 1 (2.63%) Data Analysis
7 1 (2.63%) Web Development
7 1 (2.63%) Email Marketing
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.68%) SQL
2 8 (21.05%) C#
3 5 (13.16%) JavaScript
4 3 (7.89%) VB
5 1 (2.63%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 13 (34.21%) Degree
2 6 (15.79%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (2.63%) NVQ Level 3
3 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (2.63%) MCP
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (31.58%) ISO 9001
1 12 (31.58%) TickIT
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 25 (65.79%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.53%) Oracle
3 3 (7.89%) Remedy
4 1 (2.63%) SAP
4 1 (2.63%) Citrix
4 1 (2.63%) Lotus
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