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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 9 26 17
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -9
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 25 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 16.45% 5.99% 8.44%
As % of the Applications category 69.44% 47.62% 52.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 3
Average daily rate
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£284 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £311
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +2.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Average hourly rate £22.75 - £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.86% -6.25%
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
36 21 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 23.68% 12.57% 16.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 4
Average daily rate £284 £118 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+141.91% -60.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 8
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -64.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.29%

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 29 August 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Leicester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Leicester region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Histogram in Leicester

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 31 (75.61%) Microsoft
2 16 (39.02%) MS Office
3 13 (31.71%) Active Directory
3 13 (31.71%) ITIL
4 12 (29.27%) Windows
5 11 (26.83%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (19.51%) TCP/IP
7 7 (17.07%) ERP
7 7 (17.07%) SQL
7 7 (17.07%) Oracle
7 7 (17.07%) SQL Server
8 6 (14.63%) Migration
8 6 (14.63%) Finance
8 6 (14.63%) Manufacturing
8 6 (14.63%) ISO 9001
8 6 (14.63%) Windows 7
9 5 (12.20%) Project Management
9 5 (12.20%) Windows XP
9 5 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (12.20%) Degree
10 4 (9.76%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (9.76%) Incident Management
10 4 (9.76%) Change Management
10 4 (9.76%) AS400
10 4 (9.76%) WAN
10 4 (9.76%) IIS
10 4 (9.76%) MS Project
10 4 (9.76%) Blackberry
10 4 (9.76%) Configuration Management
10 4 (9.76%) Ethernet

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (9.76%) IIS
2 2 (4.88%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.44%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 16 (39.02%) MS Office
2 11 (26.83%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (9.76%) MS Project
4 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.51%) TCP/IP
2 4 (9.76%) WAN
2 4 (9.76%) Ethernet
3 2 (4.88%) Kerberos
3 2 (4.88%) LDAP
3 2 (4.88%) ADSL
3 2 (4.88%) DNS
3 2 (4.88%) Internet
3 2 (4.88%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.07%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.32%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.44%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Visual Studio
1 3 (7.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Blend
General
1 6 (14.63%) Finance
1 6 (14.63%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.44%) Advertising
2 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (36.59%) Analyst
2 8 (19.51%) Support Technician
2 8 (19.51%) Support Analyst
3 7 (17.07%) Project Manager
3 7 (17.07%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (14.63%) Administrator
4 6 (14.63%) IT Support Analyst
4 6 (14.63%) IT Support Technician
4 6 (14.63%) Systems Support Analyst
4 6 (14.63%) IT Administrator
4 6 (14.63%) Systems Analyst
4 6 (14.63%) Systems Administrator
4 6 (14.63%) Systems Support
4 6 (14.63%) IT Support
5 4 (9.76%) Developer
5 4 (9.76%) Test Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Software Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Active Directory Specialist
6 3 (7.32%) UAT Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.32%) HTML
1 3 (7.32%) .NET
1 3 (7.32%) ADO.NET
1 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET
1 3 (7.32%) CSS
1 3 (7.32%) .NET Framework
1 3 (7.32%) WCF
1 3 (7.32%) WPF
1 3 (7.32%) Silverlight
1 3 (7.32%) jQuery
1 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (7.32%) HTML5
1 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Blackberry
1 4 (9.76%) AS400
2 3 (7.32%) PKI
2 3 (7.32%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.44%) Derivative
4 1 (2.44%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.44%) Wiki
4 1 (2.44%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 12 (29.27%) Windows
2 6 (14.63%) Windows 7
3 5 (12.20%) Windows XP
4 3 (7.32%) Linux
4 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (7.32%) UNIX
5 2 (4.88%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.44%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (31.71%) ITIL
2 7 (17.07%) ERP
3 6 (14.63%) Migration
4 5 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (12.20%) Project Management
5 4 (9.76%) Configuration Management
5 4 (9.76%) Change Management
5 4 (9.76%) Incident Management
5 4 (9.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (7.32%) Unit Testing
6 3 (7.32%) Time Management
6 3 (7.32%) MVVM
6 3 (7.32%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (7.32%) MVC
6 3 (7.32%) Software Testing
6 3 (7.32%) UML
7 2 (4.88%) Service Delivery
7 2 (4.88%) Business Analysis
8 1 (2.44%) Logistics
8 1 (2.44%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.07%) SQL
2 3 (7.32%) XAML
2 3 (7.32%) PowerShell
2 3 (7.32%) C#
3 1 (2.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (12.20%) Degree
2 3 (7.32%) MCSE
2 3 (7.32%) ISEB
2 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (7.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (4.88%) HNC
3 2 (4.88%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.44%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (2.44%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 1 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.63%) ISO 9001
2 3 (7.32%) SLA
2 3 (7.32%) TickIT
3 1 (2.44%) QA
3 1 (2.44%) DO-160
3 1 (2.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (31.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.44%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (2.44%) SCCM
2 1 (2.44%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 31 (75.61%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.07%) Oracle
3 3 (7.32%) Telerik
4 2 (4.88%) Lotus
5 1 (2.44%) VMware
5 1 (2.44%) SAP
5 1 (2.44%) IBM
5 1 (2.44%) HP
5 1 (2.44%) Dell