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 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 28 25 24
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 1454 1535 1550
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 5.98% 6.14% 5.95%
As % of the Applications category 51.69% 52.12% 46.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 966 957 960
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £311
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +2.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 74 116
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.38 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.15% -0.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.15 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.70 £59.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.86% -6.25%
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
2813 2945 3311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.56% 11.77% 12.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1843 1856 2108
Average daily rate £350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £185 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 168 231
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.08 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £25.70 £27.50
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 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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -1 376 £375 -9.09% 150
Croydon +5 17 £363 +13.28% 9
Canary Wharf +6 14 £375 -3.84%
Uxbridge +4 11 £380 -23.03% 1
Docklands, London +5 6 £489 +30.33% 1
Kingston Upon Thames +3 5 £319 - 1
Brentford +1 5 £400 +14.28% 2
Chessington +4 2 - -
Harrow +4 2 £125 - 3
Hounslow +2 2 - - 3
Hammersmith +1 2 £500 -
Feltham -3 2 £504 +21.44%
Bromley -6 2 £320 -28.88% 2
West Drayton - 2 - -
Wimbledon -1 1 £200 -46.66% 1
Westminster -1 1 £250 -
Ilford -5 1 - -
Teddington - 1 £450 -
Welling - 1 £105 -
Chiswick - 1 £413 - 1
Hayes - 1 - - 2
Coulsdon - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Romford - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 2
Surbiton - - - -
Barnet - - - - 1
Beckenham - - - -
Dagenham - - - -
Edgware - - - - 2
Enfield - - - - 1
Ealing - - - - 1
Hillingdon - - - - 2
Paddington - - - -
Southwark - - - - 2
Wembley - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Upminster - - - -
MS Excel
England

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 1688 (60.35%) Microsoft
2 914 (32.68%) MS Office
3 779 (27.85%) Windows
4 754 (26.96%) Finance
5 709 (25.35%) SQL
6 599 (21.42%) SQL Server
7 561 (20.06%) MS PowerPoint
8 475 (16.98%) Active Directory
9 415 (14.84%) Project Management
10 370 (13.23%) Banking
11 365 (13.05%) SharePoint
12 361 (12.91%) MS Project
13 347 (12.41%) .NET
14 339 (12.12%) Windows 7
15 326 (11.66%) ITIL
16 305 (10.90%) MS Visio
17 301 (10.76%) Degree
18 268 (9.58%) C#
19 253 (9.05%) Oracle
20 250 (8.94%) PRINCE2
21 246 (8.80%) Migration
22 218 (7.79%) Agile Software Development
23 205 (7.33%) Business Intelligence
24 198 (7.08%) MS Exchange
25 197 (7.04%) CRM
26 190 (6.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
27 187 (6.69%) VMware
28 186 (6.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
29 185 (6.61%) Windows XP
30 174 (6.22%) SQL Server 2008

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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
1 365 (13.05%) SharePoint
2 198 (7.08%) MS Exchange
3 90 (3.22%) IIS
4 76 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2010
5 68 (2.43%) SharePoint 2010
6 58 (2.07%) Lync
7 56 (2.00%) CMS
8 51 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
9 50 (1.79%) IBM Notes
9 50 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
10 42 (1.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 42 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2003
11 37 (1.32%) SAS
12 35 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
13 23 (0.82%) MS Project Server
13 23 (0.82%) Confluence
14 22 (0.79%) Tomcat
15 19 (0.68%) WebLogic
16 14 (0.50%) Apache
17 13 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 914 (32.68%) MS Office
2 561 (20.06%) MS PowerPoint
3 361 (12.91%) MS Project
4 305 (10.90%) MS Visio
5 70 (2.50%) Spreadsheet
6 27 (0.97%) Photoshop
7 16 (0.57%) PowerPivot
8 11 (0.39%) Adobe Captivate
9 9 (0.32%) AutoCAD
10 8 (0.29%) SPSS
11 7 (0.25%) InfoPath
11 7 (0.25%) Stata
11 7 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
12 5 (0.18%) FastStats
13 4 (0.14%) InDesign
14 2 (0.072%) Acrobat
14 2 (0.072%) RoboHelp
14 2 (0.072%) OmniGraffle
15 1 (0.036%) CorelDRAW
15 1 (0.036%) CPLEX
Business Applications
1 132 (4.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (1.11%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
3 12 (0.43%) Google Analytics
4 11 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
5 10 (0.36%) Markit EDM
6 8 (0.29%) SAP BPC
7 7 (0.25%) Oracle Retail
7 7 (0.25%) SiteCatalyst
7 7 (0.25%) SAP HR
7 7 (0.25%) SAP ERP
7 7 (0.25%) Misys Midas
8 6 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
8 6 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
9 5 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
9 5 (0.18%) Agresso
9 5 (0.18%) SAP CO
10 4 (0.14%) SAP SD
10 4 (0.14%) RMDS
10 4 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 51 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (1.11%) Office 365
3 26 (0.93%) PaaS
4 14 (0.50%) SaaS
5 13 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
7 4 (0.14%) IBM SmartCloud
7 4 (0.14%) Google Apps
8 3 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.072%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.036%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.036%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.036%) Heroku
10 1 (0.036%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 117 (4.18%) DNS
2 101 (3.61%) Firewall
3 89 (3.18%) DHCP
4 81 (2.90%) LAN
5 79 (2.82%) Internet
6 77 (2.75%) WAN
7 72 (2.57%) TCP/IP
8 69 (2.47%) SAN
9 66 (2.36%) VPN
10 53 (1.89%) Intranet
11 38 (1.36%) Wireless
12 26 (0.93%) HTTP
12 26 (0.93%) VoIP
13 22 (0.79%) FTP
14 19 (0.68%) MPLS
15 18 (0.64%) Network Security
16 16 (0.57%) SSL
16 16 (0.57%) LDAP
17 15 (0.54%) NAS
18 13 (0.46%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 599 (21.42%) SQL Server
2 190 (6.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 186 (6.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 174 (6.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 135 (4.83%) Data Warehouse
6 129 (4.61%) MS Access
6 129 (4.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 115 (4.11%) Relational Database
8 75 (2.68%) SQL Server 2005
9 74 (2.65%) SQL Server 2012
10 50 (1.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 48 (1.72%) Data Mining
12 43 (1.54%) QlikView
13 35 (1.25%) Oracle Database
14 33 (1.18%) Crystal Reports
15 32 (1.14%) RDBMS
16 27 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
17 25 (0.89%) OLAP
18 24 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
19 22 (0.79%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 71 (2.54%) JIRA
2 69 (2.47%) Visual Studio
3 64 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 43 (1.54%) Subversion
5 34 (1.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 23 (0.82%) SpecFlow
7 22 (0.79%) NUnit
8 14 (0.50%) Maven
9 13 (0.46%) Oracle Forms
9 13 (0.46%) Rhino Mocks
10 12 (0.43%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 12 (0.43%) Toad
10 12 (0.43%) ERwin
11 11 (0.39%) Moq
12 10 (0.36%) Selenium
13 9 (0.32%) WebDriver
13 9 (0.32%) MSTest
13 9 (0.32%) Cucumber
13 9 (0.32%) Jenkins
14 8 (0.29%) Git (software)
General
1 754 (26.96%) Finance
2 370 (13.23%) Banking
3 143 (5.11%) Retail
4 142 (5.08%) Investment Banking
5 123 (4.40%) Legal
6 110 (3.93%) Marketing
7 82 (2.93%) Law
8 79 (2.82%) Telecoms
9 65 (2.32%) Front Office
10 59 (2.11%) Advertising
11 58 (2.07%) Back Office
12 54 (1.93%) Publishing
13 49 (1.75%) Financial Institution
14 36 (1.29%) French Language
15 32 (1.14%) Retail Banking
16 26 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
17 18 (0.64%) Spanish Language
18 14 (0.50%) Mandarin Language
18 14 (0.50%) Billing
19 13 (0.46%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 862 (30.82%) Analyst
2 460 (16.45%) Developer
3 225 (8.04%) Business Analyst
4 169 (6.04%) Project Manager
5 136 (4.86%) Support Analyst
6 131 (4.68%) Consultant
7 121 (4.33%) Data Analyst
8 119 (4.25%) Support Engineer
9 116 (4.15%) Architect
10 102 (3.65%) Service Analyst
11 90 (3.22%) Service Desk Analyst
12 86 (3.07%) 2nd Line Support
13 85 (3.04%) .NET Developer
14 82 (2.93%) 1st Line Support
15 81 (2.90%) Senior Developer
16 70 (2.50%) Desktop Support
17 68 (2.43%) Coordinator
18 66 (2.36%) SQL Developer
19 59 (2.11%) Administrator
20 56 (2.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 347 (12.41%) .NET
2 168 (6.01%) ASP.NET
3 155 (5.54%) HTML
4 113 (4.04%) XML
5 95 (3.40%) WCF
6 93 (3.32%) CSS
7 88 (3.15%) Web Services
8 87 (3.11%) ASP.NET MVC
9 83 (2.97%) jQuery
10 79 (2.82%) .NET Framework
11 66 (2.36%) HTML5
12 46 (1.64%) MDX
13 45 (1.61%) Ajax
14 44 (1.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 33 (1.18%) JSON
15 33 (1.18%) Middleware
16 30 (1.07%) WPF
17 28 (1.00%) XSLT
17 28 (1.00%) KnockoutJS
18 26 (0.93%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 131 (4.68%) Management Information System
2 98 (3.50%) Blackberry
3 75 (2.68%) NHS
4 72 (2.57%) Computer Science
5 44 (1.57%) PMI
5 44 (1.57%) Data Integration
6 40 (1.43%) Fixed Income
6 40 (1.43%) Derivative
7 36 (1.29%) Statistics
8 27 (0.97%) Client/Server
8 27 (0.97%) Visualisation
8 27 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
9 26 (0.93%) Clustering
10 25 (0.89%) Inversion of Control
10 25 (0.89%) Hedge funds
11 24 (0.86%) Replication
11 24 (0.86%) CMDB
12 22 (0.79%) Mathematics
13 20 (0.72%) Market Risk
13 20 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 779 (27.85%) Windows
2 339 (12.12%) Windows 7
3 185 (6.61%) Windows XP
4 172 (6.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 105 (3.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 104 (3.72%) UNIX
7 89 (3.18%) Linux
8 51 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
9 36 (1.29%) Windows 8
10 25 (0.89%) Windows Vista
11 21 (0.75%) Windows 2000
12 16 (0.57%) Android
13 11 (0.39%) Mac OS
13 11 (0.39%) Apple iOS
14 10 (0.36%) Solaris
15 9 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 7 (0.25%) AIX
17 6 (0.21%) Windows NT
17 6 (0.21%) Mac OS X
18 5 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 415 (14.84%) Project Management
2 326 (11.66%) ITIL
3 250 (8.94%) PRINCE2
4 246 (8.80%) Migration
5 218 (7.79%) Agile Software Development
6 205 (7.33%) Business Intelligence
7 197 (7.04%) CRM
8 164 (5.86%) Stakeholder Management
9 162 (5.79%) Data Analysis
10 161 (5.76%) Business Analysis
11 146 (5.22%) Change Management
12 128 (4.58%) MVC
13 118 (4.22%) Data Modelling
14 109 (3.90%) ETL
15 104 (3.72%) TDD
15 104 (3.72%) Analytics
16 103 (3.68%) Time Management
17 101 (3.61%) Document Management
18 100 (3.58%) OO
19 98 (3.50%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 709 (25.35%) SQL
2 268 (9.58%) C#
3 171 (6.11%) VBA
4 165 (5.90%) T-SQL
5 144 (5.15%) JavaScript
6 110 (3.93%) Java
7 85 (3.04%) PowerShell
8 67 (2.40%) VB
9 54 (1.93%) PL/SQL
10 46 (1.64%) C
11 35 (1.25%) Python
12 32 (1.14%) VBScript
13 30 (1.07%) VB.NET
14 29 (1.04%) Perl
15 26 (0.93%) C++
16 23 (0.82%) Shell Script
17 12 (0.43%) PHP
18 9 (0.32%) Ruby
19 8 (0.29%) Scala
20 7 (0.25%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 301 (10.76%) Degree
2 145 (5.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 140 (5.01%) Security Cleared
4 85 (3.04%) SC Cleared
5 68 (2.43%) PMI Certification
6 63 (2.25%) MCSE
7 44 (1.57%) MCP
8 40 (1.43%) PMP
8 40 (1.43%) MCITP
8 40 (1.43%) DV Cleared
9 38 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 31 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
10 31 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 30 (1.07%) MCTS
12 29 (1.04%) ISEB
13 23 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
14 20 (0.72%) CISSP
14 20 (0.72%) MCSA
15 17 (0.61%) CCNA
16 15 (0.54%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 144 (5.15%) QA
2 74 (2.65%) SLA
3 44 (1.57%) Data Quality
4 16 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (0.50%) ISO 9001
6 13 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 10 (0.36%) P3O
8 7 (0.25%) COBIT
9 6 (0.21%) Basel III
10 5 (0.18%) EMIR
10 5 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
11 3 (0.11%) PCI DSS
12 2 (0.072%) FATCA
12 2 (0.072%) Basel II
13 1 (0.036%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.036%) HL7
13 1 (0.036%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.036%) CRD IV
13 1 (0.036%) Solvency II
13 1 (0.036%) COREP
System Software
1 475 (16.98%) Active Directory
2 123 (4.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (1.36%) vSphere
4 36 (1.29%) XenApp
5 25 (0.89%) Hyper-V
6 24 (0.86%) VMware ESX
7 18 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
8 16 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (0.43%) XenDesktop
9 12 (0.43%) ISA Server
10 11 (0.39%) Terminal Services
11 10 (0.36%) XenServer
12 5 (0.18%) UAG
13 4 (0.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 3 (0.11%) Xen
14 3 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (0.11%) Terminal Server
15 2 (0.072%) MetaFrame
16 1 (0.036%) NFS
16 1 (0.036%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 84 (3.00%) SCCM
2 35 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
3 23 (0.82%) SCOM
4 14 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 14 (0.50%) Backup Exec
5 12 (0.43%) WSUS
6 11 (0.39%) WMI
6 11 (0.39%) BladeLogic
7 10 (0.36%) Puppet
8 8 (0.29%) NetBackup
9 7 (0.25%) DameWare
9 7 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
9 7 (0.25%) Tivoli
10 6 (0.21%) Control-M
11 5 (0.18%) ZENworks
11 5 (0.18%) OVSD
11 5 (0.18%) OpenView
11 5 (0.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 5 (0.18%) SCOrch
12 4 (0.14%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 1688 (60.35%) Microsoft
2 253 (9.05%) Oracle
3 187 (6.69%) VMware
4 153 (5.47%) Citrix
5 121 (4.33%) SAP
6 114 (4.08%) Cisco
7 97 (3.47%) HP
8 67 (2.40%) IBM
9 57 (2.04%) Business Objects
10 52 (1.86%) Lotus
11 50 (1.79%) Tableau
12 40 (1.43%) Adobe
13 37 (1.32%) Sybase
14 35 (1.25%) Dell
14 35 (1.25%) Bloomberg
15 32 (1.14%) Cognos
16 30 (1.07%) Google
17 28 (1.00%) Remedy
18 27 (0.97%) Reuters
18 27 (0.97%) Symantec
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