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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 18 14 19
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 7 15 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 5.38% 9.32% 7.45%
As % of the Applications category 25.00% 45.45% 63.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 3
Average daily rate
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£238 £320 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.78% +16.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.61% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Average hourly rate - £20.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +86.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
MS Excel
Leicestershire

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
28 33 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 21.54% 20.50% 11.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 9
Average daily rate £225 £300 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £244 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £331 £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 £34.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.17% +209.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.93 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+2.98% -3.33%

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
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 24 November 2014, 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 29 (87.88%) Microsoft
2 12 (36.36%) ITIL
3 10 (30.30%) Windows
3 10 (30.30%) MS Office
3 10 (30.30%) Active Directory
4 9 (27.27%) SQL
4 9 (27.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (24.24%) Migration
5 8 (24.24%) TCP/IP
6 7 (21.21%) Oracle
6 7 (21.21%) Incident Management
7 6 (18.18%) PKI
7 6 (18.18%) PowerShell
7 6 (18.18%) Finance
7 6 (18.18%) ISO 9001
8 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (15.15%) MCSE
8 5 (15.15%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (12.12%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (12.12%) Degree
9 4 (12.12%) Change Management
9 4 (12.12%) Manufacturing
9 4 (12.12%) IPsec
9 4 (12.12%) LDAP
9 4 (12.12%) IIS
9 4 (12.12%) HTML
9 4 (12.12%) Visual Studio

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, 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 (12.12%) IIS
2 2 (6.06%) IBM Notes
3 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.03%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 10 (30.30%) MS Office
2 9 (27.27%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (9.09%) MS Project
4 1 (3.03%) InfoPath
4 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (24.24%) TCP/IP
2 4 (12.12%) DNS
2 4 (12.12%) Internet
2 4 (12.12%) IPsec
2 4 (12.12%) LDAP
2 4 (12.12%) WAN
2 4 (12.12%) Kerberos
3 2 (6.06%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 3 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Visual Studio
2 3 (9.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Blend
3 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (18.18%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.06%) Back Office
4 1 (3.03%) Advertising
4 1 (3.03%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (24.24%) Analyst
2 6 (18.18%) Project Manager
2 6 (18.18%) Support Technician
3 5 (15.15%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (15.15%) Active Directory Specialist
4 4 (12.12%) Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Test Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Software Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Support Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) C# Developer
5 3 (9.09%) UAT Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) C# Software Developer
5 3 (9.09%) UAT Test Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) IT Support
6 2 (6.06%) Systems Support
6 2 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support Technician
6 2 (6.06%) Administrator
6 2 (6.06%) IT Support Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) IT Project Manager
6 2 (6.06%) IT Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) HTML
1 4 (12.12%) CSS
2 3 (9.09%) .NET
2 3 (9.09%) ADO.NET
2 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET
2 3 (9.09%) .NET Framework
2 3 (9.09%) WCF
2 3 (9.09%) WPF
2 3 (9.09%) Silverlight
2 3 (9.09%) jQuery
2 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (9.09%) HTML5
2 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) PKI
2 4 (12.12%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (9.09%) User Experience
3 3 (9.09%) Computer Science
4 2 (6.06%) Fat Client
4 2 (6.06%) Thin Client
4 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.06%) AS400
4 2 (6.06%) iSeries
5 1 (3.03%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.03%) Derivative
5 1 (3.03%) RMADS
5 1 (3.03%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 10 (30.30%) Windows
2 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (9.09%) UNIX
3 3 (9.09%) Windows 7
3 3 (9.09%) Linux
3 3 (9.09%) Windows XP
4 2 (6.06%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (36.36%) ITIL
2 8 (24.24%) Migration
3 7 (21.21%) Incident Management
4 5 (15.15%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (12.12%) Configuration Management
5 4 (12.12%) Project Management
5 4 (12.12%) Change Management
6 3 (9.09%) UML
6 3 (9.09%) ERP
6 3 (9.09%) MVC
6 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (9.09%) MVVM
6 3 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (9.09%) Unit Testing
6 3 (9.09%) Software Testing
7 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
8 1 (3.03%) DFSS
8 1 (3.03%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (3.03%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 9 (27.27%) SQL
2 6 (18.18%) PowerShell
3 3 (9.09%) XAML
3 3 (9.09%) C#
4 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) MCSE
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (12.12%) Degree
3 3 (9.09%) ISEB
3 3 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (6.06%) HNC
4 2 (6.06%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.03%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (3.03%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.18%) ISO 9001
2 3 (9.09%) TickIT
3 2 (6.06%) SLA
4 1 (3.03%) QA
4 1 (3.03%) DO-160
System Software
1 10 (30.30%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) VMware ESX
2 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (3.03%) SCCM
2 1 (3.03%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 29 (87.88%) Microsoft
2 7 (21.21%) Oracle
3 3 (9.09%) Telerik
4 2 (6.06%) Lotus
5 1 (3.03%) VMware
5 1 (3.03%) SAP
5 1 (3.03%) IBM
5 1 (3.03%) HP