The table below looks at the statistics for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 32 30 26
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 1153 1262 1213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 5.43% 5.81% 6.13%
As % of the Applications category 51.77% 48.61% 49.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 763 790 790
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £185 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 70 54
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £27.50 £25.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £14.13 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+0.88% -5.83%
MS Excel
England

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

Applications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
2227 2596 2449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 10.49% 11.95% 12.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1456 1611 1599
Average daily rate £370 £355 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.22% -5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £175 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 155 115
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £27.50 £25.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

MS Excel Jobs Demand Trend in London

MS Excel
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

MS Excel Daily Rate Trend in London

MS Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the London region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

MS Excel Daily Rate Histogram in London

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

MS Excel Hourly Rate Trend in London

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the London region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Histogram in London

MS Excel
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. 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
City of London -6 278 £375 +5.63% 154
Uxbridge -1 10 £250 -10.71% 2
Canary Wharf -2 9 £375 -6.25%
Croydon -10 8 £400 +33.33% 3
Docklands, London +10 7 £225 -57.14%
Brentford -8 6 £435 +43.80% 3
Hammersmith +4 5 £380 +12.59% 2
Feltham -2 5 £336 +17.56% 1
Twickenham -6 3 - -
Bromley +6 2 £357 -28.60%
Hounslow +3 2 £180 -31.42% 1
Kingston Upon Thames -7 2 - - 4
South Croydon - 2 - - 1
Chiswick +12 1 - -
Ealing -5 1 - -
Hillingdon - 1 £135 -
Southwark - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Finchley - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Wembley - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Southall - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - - 1
Mitcham - - - -
Morden - - - -
Pinner - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Isleworth - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Barnet - - - -
Beckenham - - - - 2
Greenford - - - -
Harrow - - - - 2
Hayes - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 1517 (59.89%) Microsoft
2 875 (34.54%) MS Office
3 796 (31.43%) Finance
4 696 (27.48%) SQL
5 663 (26.17%) Windows
6 557 (21.99%) SQL Server
7 503 (19.86%) MS PowerPoint
8 409 (16.15%) Banking
9 408 (16.11%) Project Management
10 407 (16.07%) MS Project
11 392 (15.48%) Agile Software Development
12 380 (15.00%) Active Directory
13 346 (13.66%) .NET
14 326 (12.87%) Analytical Skills
15 297 (11.73%) Windows 7
16 294 (11.61%) ITIL
17 288 (11.37%) SharePoint
18 272 (10.74%) C#
19 271 (10.70%) MS Visio
20 248 (9.79%) PRINCE2
21 247 (9.75%) Oracle
22 240 (9.47%) Degree
23 207 (8.17%) VBA
24 198 (7.82%) Citrix
25 195 (7.70%) Stakeholder Management
26 187 (7.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
27 186 (7.34%) Migration
28 185 (7.30%) CRM
29 184 (7.26%) VMware
30 181 (7.15%) Business Intelligence

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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
1 288 (11.37%) SharePoint
2 138 (5.45%) MS Exchange
3 69 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2010
4 56 (2.21%) IIS
5 53 (2.09%) Lync
6 51 (2.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 31 (1.22%) CMS
7 31 (1.22%) MS Project Server
7 31 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2007
8 29 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
9 28 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
10 27 (1.07%) SharePoint 2013
10 27 (1.07%) WorkSite
10 27 (1.07%) IBM Notes
10 27 (1.07%) BizTalk Server
11 18 (0.71%) SAS
11 18 (0.71%) Tomcat
12 15 (0.59%) WebLogic
13 14 (0.55%) Apache
14 13 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 875 (34.54%) MS Office
2 503 (19.86%) MS PowerPoint
3 407 (16.07%) MS Project
4 271 (10.70%) MS Visio
5 44 (1.74%) Spreadsheet
6 23 (0.91%) PowerPivot
7 17 (0.67%) Photoshop
8 12 (0.47%) SPSS
9 10 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
10 8 (0.32%) Acrobat
11 7 (0.28%) InfoPath
12 4 (0.16%) Mingle
12 4 (0.16%) InDesign
13 3 (0.12%) Final Cut Pro
14 2 (0.079%) ProjectWise
14 2 (0.079%) FastStats
14 2 (0.079%) Adobe Premiere
14 2 (0.079%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 1 (0.039%) AutoCAD
15 1 (0.039%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 107 (4.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 28 (1.11%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (0.43%) Markit EDM
5 10 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
6 9 (0.36%) assyst
7 7 (0.28%) ResourceLink
7 7 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
7 7 (0.28%) Google Analytics
7 7 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
8 6 (0.24%) SAP HR
9 5 (0.20%) Agresso
9 5 (0.20%) SAP BPC
10 4 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
10 4 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
10 4 (0.16%) WebTrends
10 4 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
10 4 (0.16%) HFM
10 4 (0.16%) SAP ERP
11 3 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 34 (1.34%) PaaS
2 33 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (1.07%) Office 365
4 10 (0.39%) SaaS
5 7 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.20%) Google Apps
7 4 (0.16%) Trello
7 4 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.12%) IBM SmartCloud
8 3 (0.12%) IaaS
9 2 (0.079%) GitHub
9 2 (0.079%) Taleo
10 1 (0.039%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.039%) Force.com
10 1 (0.039%) Basecamp
10 1 (0.039%) Yammer
10 1 (0.039%) LucidChart
Communications & Networking
1 100 (3.95%) VPN
2 84 (3.32%) DNS
3 70 (2.76%) Firewall
4 69 (2.72%) LAN
4 69 (2.72%) WAN
5 67 (2.65%) TCP/IP
6 61 (2.41%) Internet
7 54 (2.13%) SAN
7 54 (2.13%) DHCP
8 40 (1.58%) HTTP
9 36 (1.42%) Wireless
10 35 (1.38%) VoIP
11 30 (1.18%) VLAN
12 27 (1.07%) FTP
13 24 (0.95%) Intranet
14 23 (0.91%) NetScaler
15 20 (0.79%) MPLS
16 19 (0.75%) Network Security
17 15 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
17 15 (0.59%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 557 (21.99%) SQL Server
2 187 (7.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 171 (6.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 162 (6.40%) SQL Server 2008
5 151 (5.96%) Data Warehouse
6 134 (5.29%) MS Access
7 107 (4.22%) Relational Database
8 103 (4.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 75 (2.96%) SQL Server 2012
10 68 (2.68%) SQL Server 2005
11 46 (1.82%) Oracle Database
12 41 (1.62%) QlikView
13 40 (1.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 35 (1.38%) Data Mining
15 32 (1.26%) MySQL
16 31 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
17 24 (0.95%) RDBMS
18 22 (0.87%) OLAP
19 20 (0.79%) Big Data
20 19 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 82 (3.24%) Visual Studio
2 77 (3.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 63 (2.49%) JIRA
4 39 (1.54%) Git (software)
5 33 (1.30%) Maven
6 30 (1.18%) Jenkins
7 25 (0.99%) NUnit
8 22 (0.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 17 (0.67%) Dreamweaver
10 12 (0.47%) Subversion
10 12 (0.47%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 12 (0.47%) Moq
11 11 (0.43%) TeamCity
11 11 (0.43%) ReSharper
11 11 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 10 (0.39%) Selenium
12 10 (0.39%) MSBuild
12 10 (0.39%) SpecFlow
13 9 (0.36%) Rhino Mocks
14 8 (0.32%) WiX
General
1 796 (31.43%) Finance
2 409 (16.15%) Banking
3 175 (6.91%) Investment Banking
4 124 (4.90%) Legal
5 121 (4.78%) Retail
6 82 (3.24%) Law
7 80 (3.16%) Telecoms
8 69 (2.72%) Marketing
9 62 (2.45%) Front Office
10 42 (1.66%) Financial Institution
11 34 (1.34%) Back Office
12 29 (1.14%) Publishing
13 28 (1.11%) French Language
14 27 (1.07%) Billing
15 25 (0.99%) Advertising
16 20 (0.79%) Retail Banking
17 16 (0.63%) German Language
18 15 (0.59%) Manufacturing
19 13 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
20 11 (0.43%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 744 (29.37%) Analyst
2 437 (17.25%) Developer
3 213 (8.41%) Business Analyst
4 201 (7.94%) Project Manager
5 121 (4.78%) Data Analyst
6 113 (4.46%) Consultant
7 99 (3.91%) Support Analyst
8 96 (3.79%) Support Engineer
9 93 (3.67%) Service Analyst
10 88 (3.47%) Service Desk Analyst
11 87 (3.43%) Architect
12 84 (3.32%) SQL Developer
13 69 (2.72%) Desktop Support
13 69 (2.72%) Administrator
14 68 (2.68%) Senior Developer
15 60 (2.37%) Applications Support
16 57 (2.25%) .NET Developer
17 55 (2.17%) Junior
18 53 (2.09%) 2nd Line Support
19 49 (1.93%) Excel Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 346 (13.66%) .NET
2 166 (6.55%) HTML
3 124 (4.90%) ASP.NET
4 92 (3.63%) CSS
5 89 (3.51%) jQuery
6 87 (3.43%) XML
7 83 (3.28%) .NET Framework
8 81 (3.20%) Web Services
9 64 (2.53%) HTML5
10 56 (2.21%) WCF
11 47 (1.86%) ASP.NET MVC
12 46 (1.82%) JSON
13 41 (1.62%) REST
14 36 (1.42%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 33 (1.30%) WPF
16 32 (1.26%) Ajax
17 25 (0.99%) AngularJS
18 24 (0.95%) MDX
19 20 (0.79%) Oracle Fusion
19 20 (0.79%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 326 (12.87%) Analytical Skills
2 102 (4.03%) Blackberry
3 99 (3.91%) Management Information System
4 87 (3.43%) Computer Science
5 53 (2.09%) NHS
6 51 (2.01%) Fixed Income
7 45 (1.78%) Derivative
8 44 (1.74%) Clustering
9 33 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 32 (1.26%) Market Risk
10 32 (1.26%) User Experience
11 31 (1.22%) Visualisation
12 30 (1.18%) Equities
13 27 (1.07%) Thin Client
13 27 (1.07%) Fat Client
13 27 (1.07%) Data Structures
14 26 (1.03%) Hedge funds
15 24 (0.95%) PMI
16 21 (0.83%) Client/Server
16 21 (0.83%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 663 (26.17%) Windows
2 297 (11.73%) Windows 7
3 148 (5.84%) Windows XP
4 147 (5.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 114 (4.50%) Linux
6 81 (3.20%) UNIX
7 74 (2.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 72 (2.84%) Windows Server 2003
9 64 (2.53%) Windows 8
10 41 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 36 (1.42%) Windows Vista
12 34 (1.34%) Android
13 27 (1.07%) Ubuntu
13 27 (1.07%) CentOS
13 27 (1.07%) Apple iOS
14 18 (0.71%) Mac OS X
15 11 (0.43%) Solaris
16 10 (0.39%) AIX
16 10 (0.39%) Windows 2000
17 6 (0.24%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 408 (16.11%) Project Management
2 392 (15.48%) Agile Software Development
3 294 (11.61%) ITIL
4 248 (9.79%) PRINCE2
5 195 (7.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 186 (7.34%) Migration
7 185 (7.30%) CRM
8 181 (7.15%) Business Intelligence
9 170 (6.71%) Change Management
10 143 (5.65%) Data Analysis
11 141 (5.57%) Data Modelling
12 136 (5.37%) Business Analysis
13 120 (4.74%) User Acceptance Testing
14 118 (4.66%) Risk Management
15 116 (4.58%) ETL
16 113 (4.46%) Time Management
17 112 (4.42%) Scrum
18 103 (4.07%) Service Delivery
19 93 (3.67%) Workflow
20 91 (3.59%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 696 (27.48%) SQL
2 272 (10.74%) C#
3 207 (8.17%) VBA
4 162 (6.40%) JavaScript
5 152 (6.00%) T-SQL
6 137 (5.41%) Java
7 79 (3.12%) VB
7 79 (3.12%) PowerShell
8 48 (1.89%) Python
9 46 (1.82%) C++
10 42 (1.66%) Bash Shell
11 40 (1.58%) C
12 33 (1.30%) Ruby
13 32 (1.26%) Perl
14 31 (1.22%) PL/SQL
15 27 (1.07%) Shell Script
16 25 (0.99%) VBScript
17 24 (0.95%) VB.NET
18 18 (0.71%) Korn
19 15 (0.59%) PHP
Qualifications
1 240 (9.47%) Degree
2 167 (6.59%) Security Cleared
3 116 (4.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 98 (3.87%) SC Cleared
5 64 (2.53%) PMI Certification
6 59 (2.33%) ISEB
7 54 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 49 (1.93%) MCSE
9 44 (1.74%) PMP
10 39 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
11 35 (1.38%) MCP
12 30 (1.18%) MCITP
13 29 (1.14%) DV Cleared
13 29 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 25 (0.99%) ISTQB
15 23 (0.91%) VCP4
15 23 (0.91%) MOS
15 23 (0.91%) MCSA
16 22 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 21 (0.83%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 112 (4.42%) QA
2 82 (3.24%) SLA
3 23 (0.91%) Data Quality
4 14 (0.55%) Dodd-Frank
5 11 (0.43%) EMIR
6 9 (0.36%) COBIT
7 7 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.28%) ISO 9001
7 7 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (0.24%) FATCA
9 5 (0.20%) P3O
10 4 (0.16%) PMBOK
11 2 (0.079%) Basel III
11 2 (0.079%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.079%) GAAP
12 1 (0.039%) GxP
12 1 (0.039%) HL7
12 1 (0.039%) DICOM
12 1 (0.039%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.039%) COREP
System Software
1 380 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 117 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (1.78%) XenApp
4 35 (1.38%) vSphere
5 32 (1.26%) Hyper-V
6 29 (1.14%) XenDesktop
7 20 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
7 20 (0.79%) VMware ESX
8 15 (0.59%) Terminal Server
9 11 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
9 11 (0.43%) XenServer
10 10 (0.39%) NFS
11 8 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (0.24%) Firmware
12 6 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 5 (0.20%) Xen
14 4 (0.16%) VMware Server
14 4 (0.16%) DFS Replication
14 4 (0.16%) UAG
15 3 (0.12%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 86 (3.40%) SCCM
2 48 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
3 27 (1.07%) Puppet
4 26 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
4 26 (1.03%) Ansible
5 17 (0.67%) SCOM
6 15 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 8 (0.32%) WSUS
7 8 (0.32%) ITRS Geneos
8 7 (0.28%) Backup Exec
8 7 (0.28%) Tivoli
9 6 (0.24%) Cisco IPCC
9 6 (0.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 5 (0.20%) Cisco UCCE
10 5 (0.20%) Control-M
10 5 (0.20%) SCVMM
11 4 (0.16%) CA Spectrum
11 4 (0.16%) Casper Suite
12 3 (0.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 3 (0.12%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 1517 (59.89%) Microsoft
2 247 (9.75%) Oracle
3 198 (7.82%) Citrix
4 184 (7.26%) VMware
5 110 (4.34%) Cisco
6 106 (4.18%) HP
7 75 (2.96%) SAP
8 54 (2.13%) Bloomberg
9 46 (1.82%) IBM
10 40 (1.58%) Apple
11 38 (1.50%) Business Objects
12 34 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
12 34 (1.34%) Reuters
13 33 (1.30%) Tableau
14 29 (1.14%) Altiris
15 27 (1.07%) AppSense
15 27 (1.07%) Sybase
16 26 (1.03%) Lotus
17 25 (0.99%) Interwoven
18 21 (0.83%) NetApp
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