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 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 7 21 21
Rank change year-on-year
+14 0
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 27 18 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 20.00% 9.47% 7.61%
As % of the Applications category 69.23% 52.94% 51.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 4
Average daily rate
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£284 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £317 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £345 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
- +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 3
Average hourly rate £22.75 £20.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.97% +86.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -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
39 34 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 28.89% 17.89% 14.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 7
Average daily rate £238 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.60% +5.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 10
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -58.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.40 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.25 £20.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.19
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -4.54%

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 October 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 1 October 2014.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Histogram in Leicester

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (78.38%) Microsoft
2 13 (35.14%) MS Office
3 12 (32.43%) ITIL
4 11 (29.73%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (27.03%) Windows
5 10 (27.03%) Active Directory
6 9 (24.32%) SQL
6 9 (24.32%) Migration
7 8 (21.62%) TCP/IP
8 7 (18.92%) Oracle
8 7 (18.92%) Finance
8 7 (18.92%) Incident Management
9 6 (16.22%) PKI
9 6 (16.22%) ISO 9001
10 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (13.51%) Project Management
10 5 (13.51%) MCSE
10 5 (13.51%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (13.51%) Degree
10 5 (13.51%) PowerShell
10 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (10.81%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (10.81%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (10.81%) Manufacturing
11 4 (10.81%) Change Management
11 4 (10.81%) IPsec
11 4 (10.81%) LDAP

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (10.81%) IIS
2 2 (5.41%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 13 (35.14%) MS Office
2 11 (29.73%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (10.81%) MS Project
4 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.62%) TCP/IP
2 4 (10.81%) IPsec
2 4 (10.81%) LDAP
2 4 (10.81%) WAN
2 4 (10.81%) Internet
2 4 (10.81%) Kerberos
2 4 (10.81%) DNS
3 2 (5.41%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.70%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Visual Studio
1 3 (8.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Blend
General
1 7 (18.92%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.41%) Back Office
4 1 (2.70%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) Analyst
2 7 (18.92%) Project Manager
3 6 (16.22%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (16.22%) Support Technician
4 5 (13.51%) Active Directory Specialist
5 4 (10.81%) Test Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Support Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Software Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Developer
6 3 (8.11%) C# Developer
6 3 (8.11%) UAT Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) C# Software Developer
6 3 (8.11%) UAT Test Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) IT Support
7 2 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support Technician
7 2 (5.41%) IT Support Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) IT Project Manager
7 2 (5.41%) IT Support Technician
7 2 (5.41%) Systems Support Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) IT Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) .NET
1 3 (8.11%) HTML
1 3 (8.11%) ADO.NET
1 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET
1 3 (8.11%) CSS
1 3 (8.11%) WCF
1 3 (8.11%) WPF
1 3 (8.11%) Silverlight
1 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (8.11%) HTML5
1 3 (8.11%) jQuery
1 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 3 (8.11%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) PKI
2 4 (10.81%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (8.11%) Computer Science
3 3 (8.11%) User Experience
4 2 (5.41%) iSeries
4 2 (5.41%) Fat Client
4 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.41%) AS400
4 2 (5.41%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.70%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.70%) RMADS
5 1 (2.70%) Derivative
5 1 (2.70%) Wiki
5 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.03%) Windows
2 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (8.11%) UNIX
3 3 (8.11%) Windows XP
3 3 (8.11%) Linux
3 3 (8.11%) Windows 7
4 2 (5.41%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) ITIL
2 9 (24.32%) Migration
3 7 (18.92%) Incident Management
4 5 (13.51%) Project Management
4 5 (13.51%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (10.81%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (10.81%) Change Management
5 4 (10.81%) Configuration Management
6 3 (8.11%) ERP
6 3 (8.11%) UML
6 3 (8.11%) MVC
6 3 (8.11%) Unit Testing
6 3 (8.11%) Time Management
6 3 (8.11%) Software Testing
6 3 (8.11%) MVVM
7 2 (5.41%) Business Analysis
7 2 (5.41%) Service Delivery
8 1 (2.70%) Six Sigma
8 1 (2.70%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 9 (24.32%) SQL
2 5 (13.51%) PowerShell
3 3 (8.11%) C#
3 3 (8.11%) XAML
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (13.51%) MCSE
1 5 (13.51%) Degree
2 3 (8.11%) ISEB
2 3 (8.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (5.41%) Chartered Engineer
3 2 (5.41%) HNC
4 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.70%) Six Sigma Black Belt
4 1 (2.70%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.22%) ISO 9001
2 3 (8.11%) TickIT
3 2 (5.41%) SLA
4 1 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (2.70%) QA
4 1 (2.70%) DO-160
System Software
1 10 (27.03%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (2.70%) SCCM
2 1 (2.70%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 29 (78.38%) Microsoft
2 7 (18.92%) Oracle
3 3 (8.11%) Telerik
4 2 (5.41%) Lotus
5 1 (2.70%) IBM
5 1 (2.70%) HP
5 1 (2.70%) SAP
5 1 (2.70%) VMware