The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the Leicestershire region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 13 11 7
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 40 21 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 11.33% 9.55% 12.06%
As % of the Applications category 62.50% 53.85% 54.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 9
Average daily rate £220 £361 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.10% +100.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £214 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £455 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £309 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.32% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 2
Average hourly rate £10.25 £27.50 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.72% +161.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.22 £13.50 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 £40.00 £10.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
Applications Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
64 39 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 18.13% 17.73% 22.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 13
Average daily rate £225 £375 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +87.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £228 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £448 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 21 9
Average hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.57% +65.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.32 £13.00 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.70 £40.00 £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%
MS Excel
East Midlands

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Leicester +1 32 £225 -52.63% 6
Loughborough - - - -
Lutterworth - - - - 1
Market Harborough - - - -
Ashby-de-la-Zouch - - - -
Hinckley - - - - 1
MS Excel
East Midlands

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 40 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 29 (45.31%) MS Office
3 24 (37.50%) Windows
4 20 (31.25%) SQL
4 20 (31.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 15 (23.44%) Active Directory
6 14 (21.88%) Finance
7 13 (20.31%) Oracle
8 12 (18.75%) SQL Server
9 11 (17.19%) ISO 9001
9 11 (17.19%) Manufacturing
9 11 (17.19%) TickIT
10 10 (15.63%) Change Management
10 10 (15.63%) Data Analysis
10 10 (15.63%) MS Visio
10 10 (15.63%) TCP/IP
10 10 (15.63%) Degree
11 9 (14.06%) ITIL
11 9 (14.06%) Linux
12 8 (12.50%) UNIX
12 8 (12.50%) MS Access
12 8 (12.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 8 (12.50%) Configuration Management
12 8 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (12.50%) Windows 7
13 7 (10.94%) Computer Science
13 7 (10.94%) Migration
13 7 (10.94%) Blackberry
13 7 (10.94%) ERP
13 7 (10.94%) Windows XP

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 3 (4.69%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.13%) SAS
2 2 (3.13%) IIS
2 2 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.56%) Lync
3 1 (1.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 29 (45.31%) MS Office
2 20 (31.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (15.63%) MS Visio
4 6 (9.38%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (7.81%) AutoCAD
6 2 (3.13%) MS Project
7 1 (1.56%) Pro/ENGINEER
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.69%) Office 365
2 1 (1.56%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.63%) TCP/IP
2 6 (9.38%) Ethernet
3 5 (7.81%) HTTP
3 5 (7.81%) HTTPS
4 3 (4.69%) Internet
5 2 (3.13%) NetScaler
5 2 (3.13%) DNS
6 1 (1.56%) SAN
6 1 (1.56%) PBX
6 1 (1.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 8 (12.50%) MS Access
3 5 (7.81%) OLAP
3 5 (7.81%) Star Schema
3 5 (7.81%) Oracle OLAP
3 5 (7.81%) Oracle BI EE
3 5 (7.81%) Oracle ODI
3 5 (7.81%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 4 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.13%) Cognos Impromptu
5 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.13%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.56%) MySQL
6 1 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (12.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (21.88%) Finance
2 11 (17.19%) Manufacturing
3 5 (7.81%) Marketing
4 3 (4.69%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.13%) Retail
6 1 (1.56%) International Banking
6 1 (1.56%) Electronics
6 1 (1.56%) Publishing
6 1 (1.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (42.19%) Analyst
2 8 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 7 (10.94%) Developer
3 7 (10.94%) Test Analyst
3 7 (10.94%) IT Support
4 6 (9.38%) Systems Analyst
4 6 (9.38%) Systems Administrator
4 6 (9.38%) Systems Support
4 6 (9.38%) Support Technician
4 6 (9.38%) Administrator
4 6 (9.38%) IT Support Analyst
4 6 (9.38%) IT Support Technician
4 6 (9.38%) Systems Support Analyst
4 6 (9.38%) IT Administrator
5 5 (7.81%) Oracle Developer
5 5 (7.81%) Project Manager
5 5 (7.81%) UAT Test Analyst
5 5 (7.81%) OBIEE Developer
5 5 (7.81%) UAT Analyst
6 4 (6.25%) CAD Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.81%) XML
2 3 (4.69%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.56%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.94%) Blackberry
1 7 (10.94%) Computer Science
2 6 (9.38%) AS400
3 4 (6.25%) Data Integration
4 3 (4.69%) Clustering
5 1 (1.56%) Statistics
5 1 (1.56%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.56%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.56%) NHS
5 1 (1.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 24 (37.50%) Windows
2 9 (14.06%) Linux
3 8 (12.50%) UNIX
3 8 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 7 (10.94%) Windows XP
5 4 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.56%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (15.63%) Change Management
1 10 (15.63%) Data Analysis
2 9 (14.06%) ITIL
3 8 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 8 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (10.94%) Migration
4 7 (10.94%) ERP
5 6 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (9.38%) Software Testing
6 5 (7.81%) CAD
6 5 (7.81%) Analytics
7 4 (6.25%) Problem Management
7 4 (6.25%) Data Migration
7 4 (6.25%) Data Modelling
7 4 (6.25%) Project Management
8 3 (4.69%) Incident Management
9 2 (3.13%) Workflow
9 2 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (3.13%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 20 (31.25%) SQL
2 5 (7.81%) VBA
3 3 (4.69%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.13%) Python
4 2 (3.13%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.13%) VBScript
4 2 (3.13%) PHP
5 1 (1.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (15.63%) Degree
2 6 (9.38%) ISEB
3 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.69%) MCSE
4 2 (3.13%) MCP
4 2 (3.13%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (17.19%) ISO 9001
1 11 (17.19%) TickIT
2 2 (3.13%) QA
2 2 (3.13%) SLA
3 1 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (23.44%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.13%) vSphere
3 1 (1.56%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (4.69%) SCOM
2 1 (1.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (1.56%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (1.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 40 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 13 (20.31%) Oracle
3 4 (6.25%) Autodesk
3 4 (6.25%) Citrix
4 3 (4.69%) VMware
5 2 (3.13%) Altiris
5 2 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (3.13%) SAP
5 2 (3.13%) Cognos
5 2 (3.13%) HP
5 2 (3.13%) Dell
6 1 (1.56%) EMC
6 1 (1.56%) Cisco
6 1 (1.56%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.56%) Symantec
6 1 (1.56%) Google
6 1 (1.56%) IronPort
6 1 (1.56%) RightFax
6 1 (1.56%) MobileIron