The table below looks at the statistics for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 15 19 10
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -9
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 13 13 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 6.16% 5.51% 7.30%
As % of the Applications category 40.63% 44.83% 54.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 13
Average daily rate
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£395 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.26% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £215 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £410 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 - £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.96
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +0.26%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the Middlesex region.

Applications Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
32 29 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 15.17% 12.29% 13.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 19 21
Average daily rate £375 £370 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +34.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £229 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £460 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 £19.00 £23.07
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.21% -17.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

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

MS Excel Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

MS Excel
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

MS Excel Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

MS Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Middlesex region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

MS Excel Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

MS Excel Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 17 (70.83%) Microsoft
2 9 (37.50%) MS Office
3 8 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 7 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (25.00%) SQL
5 6 (25.00%) Migration
6 5 (20.83%) Project Management
6 5 (20.83%) Data Migration
6 5 (20.83%) Learning Management System
7 4 (16.67%) MS Project
7 4 (16.67%) Degree
7 4 (16.67%) Windows
7 4 (16.67%) MS Access
7 4 (16.67%) SAP
8 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (12.50%) Change Management
8 3 (12.50%) VMware
8 3 (12.50%) Data Analysis
8 3 (12.50%) Procure-to-pay
9 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (8.33%) Knowledge Management
9 2 (8.33%) SAP SRM
9 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
9 2 (8.33%) QlikView
9 2 (8.33%) Ariba
9 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
9 2 (8.33%) Finance
9 2 (8.33%) Legal

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 8 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.17%) MS Project Server
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (4.17%) Lync
2 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (37.50%) MS Office
2 4 (16.67%) MS Project
3 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) SAP SRM
2 1 (4.17%) Maximo
2 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.17%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) LAN
1 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.17%) SAN
1 1 (4.17%) Internet
1 1 (4.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) MS Access
2 2 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (8.33%) QlikView
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
1 2 (8.33%) Legal
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) Data Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Data Migration Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Business Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Writer
5 2 (8.33%) Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) Functional Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) SAP Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Junior Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Project Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) SAP Manager
6 1 (4.17%) PMO Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Dynamics AX Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Business Data Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) VMware Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) CRM Developer
6 1 (4.17%) VMWare Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) HTML
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
1 1 (4.17%) SOAP
1 1 (4.17%) Web Services
1 1 (4.17%) XML
1 1 (4.17%) EDI
1 1 (4.17%) WCF
1 1 (4.17%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (20.83%) Learning Management System
3 1 (4.17%) User Experience
3 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.17%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.17%) Linux
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.17%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Migration
2 5 (20.83%) Project Management
2 5 (20.83%) Data Migration
3 3 (12.50%) Data Analysis
3 3 (12.50%) Change Management
3 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (12.50%) Procure-to-pay
4 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (8.33%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (4.17%) Capacity Management
5 1 (4.17%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.17%) SAP Implementation
5 1 (4.17%) Usability Testing
5 1 (4.17%) TDD
5 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.17%) ITIL
5 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) C#
2 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) Degree
2 2 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (4.17%) VCP5
3 1 (4.17%) MCP
3 1 (4.17%) CCNA
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.17%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) VMware ESX
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.17%) XenApp
1 1 (4.17%) vSphere
1 1 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Backup Exec
1 1 (4.17%) SCCM
1 1 (4.17%) Puppet
1 1 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (4.17%) vMotion
Vendors
1 17 (70.83%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.67%) SAP
3 3 (12.50%) VMware
4 2 (8.33%) Cognos
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco
4 2 (8.33%) Ariba
5 1 (4.17%) Apple
5 1 (4.17%) HP
5 1 (4.17%) Citrix
5 1 (4.17%) IBM
5 1 (4.17%) Siebel
5 1 (4.17%) Planview