The table below looks at the statistics for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 21 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 11 20 17
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -3
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 19 29 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 7.54% 9.80% 7.07%
As % of the Applications category 32.76% 49.15% 48.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 4
Average daily rate
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£214 £320 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.20% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £73 £288 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £400 £534
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.61% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 5
Average hourly rate £9.10 £13.57 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.95% -32.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
MS Excel
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Leicestershire region.

Applications Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
58 59 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 23.02% 19.93% 14.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 20 15
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 £175 £200 £101
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £329 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 10
Average hourly rate £20.00 £11.45 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+74.71% +4.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £9.88 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.20 £34.00 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

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

MS Excel Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

MS Excel
Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

MS Excel Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

MS Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

MS Excel Daily Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

MS Excel Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

MS Excel
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

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 Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014. 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
Leicester -3 7 £238 -25.78% 2
Loughborough - 2 £190 -
Coalville - 1 - -
Hinckley - - - -
Ashby-de-la-Zouch - - - -
Lutterworth - - - -
Market Harborough - - - -
MS Excel
East Midlands

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 47 (83.93%) Microsoft
2 26 (46.43%) Windows
3 25 (44.64%) MS Office
4 18 (32.14%) Active Directory
5 14 (25.00%) Finance
5 14 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 13 (23.21%) TCP/IP
6 13 (23.21%) ITIL
7 10 (17.86%) Migration
7 10 (17.86%) Incident Management
8 9 (16.07%) SQL
8 9 (16.07%) Windows XP
9 8 (14.29%) PKI
9 8 (14.29%) PowerShell
10 7 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (12.50%) Windows 7
10 7 (12.50%) DNS
10 7 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (12.50%) Oracle
11 6 (10.71%) LDAP
11 6 (10.71%) Internet
11 6 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (10.71%) ISO 9001
11 6 (10.71%) Kerberos
11 6 (10.71%) IPsec
12 5 (8.93%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (8.93%) WAN
12 5 (8.93%) MCSE
12 5 (8.93%) Remedy
12 5 (8.93%) Linux

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 (7.14%) IIS
2 3 (5.36%) IBM Notes
2 3 (5.36%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.79%) LiveLink
3 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 25 (44.64%) MS Office
2 14 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (5.36%) MS Project
4 2 (3.57%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.79%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (5.36%) CA Clarity
2 1 (1.79%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (23.21%) TCP/IP
2 7 (12.50%) DNS
3 6 (10.71%) Internet
3 6 (10.71%) LDAP
3 6 (10.71%) Kerberos
3 6 (10.71%) IPsec
4 5 (8.93%) WAN
5 2 (3.57%) ADSL
5 2 (3.57%) VoIP
5 2 (3.57%) Firewall
6 1 (1.79%) CTI
6 1 (1.79%) MPLS
6 1 (1.79%) DPNSS
6 1 (1.79%) SCCP
6 1 (1.79%) LAN
6 1 (1.79%) PSTN
6 1 (1.79%) DHCP
6 1 (1.79%) SNMP
6 1 (1.79%) PABX
6 1 (1.79%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.93%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.36%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Blend
3 1 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 4 (7.14%) Financial Institution
2 4 (7.14%) Retail
3 2 (3.57%) Back Office
4 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.79%) Advertising
4 1 (1.79%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (32.14%) Analyst
2 8 (14.29%) Support Technician
3 7 (12.50%) Active Directory Specialist
4 6 (10.71%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (10.71%) Test Analyst
4 6 (10.71%) Project Manager
5 5 (8.93%) Administrator
5 5 (8.93%) UAT Analyst
5 5 (8.93%) UAT Test Analyst
5 5 (8.93%) IT Support
6 4 (7.14%) Support Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Developer
7 3 (5.36%) Software Developer
7 3 (5.36%) Help Desk Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) C# Developer
7 3 (5.36%) C# Software Developer
8 2 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support Technician
8 2 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support Technician
8 2 (3.57%) IT Support Analyst
8 2 (3.57%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.93%) HTML
2 4 (7.14%) CSS
3 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (5.36%) HTML5
3 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 3 (5.36%) .NET
3 3 (5.36%) ADO.NET
3 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET
3 3 (5.36%) .NET Framework
3 3 (5.36%) WCF
3 3 (5.36%) WPF
3 3 (5.36%) Silverlight
3 3 (5.36%) jQuery
4 1 (1.79%) TAPI
4 1 (1.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.29%) PKI
2 4 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.36%) User Experience
3 3 (5.36%) Client/Server
3 3 (5.36%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.57%) EPoS
4 2 (3.57%) Thin Client
4 2 (3.57%) AS400
4 2 (3.57%) Fat Client
4 2 (3.57%) iSeries
5 1 (1.79%) RMADS
5 1 (1.79%) Wiki
5 1 (1.79%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.79%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 26 (46.43%) Windows
2 9 (16.07%) Windows XP
3 7 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 5 (8.93%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (8.93%) Linux
5 3 (5.36%) UNIX
6 2 (3.57%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (23.21%) ITIL
2 10 (17.86%) Migration
2 10 (17.86%) Incident Management
3 5 (8.93%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (8.93%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (7.14%) Configuration Management
4 4 (7.14%) Project Management
4 4 (7.14%) Change Management
4 4 (7.14%) Workflow
5 3 (5.36%) Software Testing
5 3 (5.36%) Unit Testing
5 3 (5.36%) Time Management
5 3 (5.36%) MVVM
5 3 (5.36%) Portfolio Management
5 3 (5.36%) Analytics
5 3 (5.36%) Resource Management
5 3 (5.36%) UML
5 3 (5.36%) ERP
5 3 (5.36%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (5.36%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.07%) SQL
2 8 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.36%) XAML
3 3 (5.36%) C#
4 1 (1.79%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (8.93%) Degree
2 5 (8.93%) MCSE
3 3 (5.36%) ISEB
3 3 (5.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.57%) HNC
4 2 (3.57%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.79%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.79%) CCIE
5 1 (1.79%) CCNP
5 1 (1.79%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (1.79%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.71%) ISO 9001
2 3 (5.36%) TickIT
3 2 (3.57%) SLA
4 1 (1.79%) QA
4 1 (1.79%) DO-160
System Software
1 18 (32.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.79%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.57%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (1.79%) SCCM
2 1 (1.79%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.79%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 1 (1.79%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 47 (83.93%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.50%) Oracle
3 5 (8.93%) Remedy
4 3 (5.36%) VMware
4 3 (5.36%) Telerik
4 3 (5.36%) Cisco
4 3 (5.36%) Lotus
5 2 (3.57%) HP
6 1 (1.79%) Citrix
6 1 (1.79%) Symantec
6 1 (1.79%) IBM
6 1 (1.79%) SAP