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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 20 12 19
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +7
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 6 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 3.57% 6.92% 3.75%
As % of the Applications category 35.29% 55.00% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 6
Average daily rate £338 £392 £274
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.72% +43.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £361 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £469 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+17.85% -5.08%
MS Excel
South East

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
17 20 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 10.12% 12.58% 8.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 14
Average daily rate £338 £398 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.07% +22.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £350 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £453 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -34.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.33%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016, 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 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 8 (47.06%) SAP
3 7 (41.18%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (35.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (29.41%) Visualisation
5 5 (29.41%) Change Management
6 4 (23.53%) Management Information System
6 4 (23.53%) MS Access
6 4 (23.53%) Project Management
6 4 (23.53%) MS Office
6 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
6 4 (23.53%) Analytics
6 4 (23.53%) Degree
6 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (17.65%) Procure-to-pay
7 3 (17.65%) Qlik Sense
7 3 (17.65%) Maximo
7 3 (17.65%) Data Management
7 3 (17.65%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 3 (17.65%) SAP SRM
7 3 (17.65%) Tableau
7 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (17.65%) Learning Management System
7 3 (17.65%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (17.65%) MS Project
7 3 (17.65%) Ariba
7 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2
8 2 (11.76%) Finance
8 2 (11.76%) Migration
8 2 (11.76%) ITIL

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.88%) Node.js
2 1 (5.88%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (35.29%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (23.53%) MS Office
3 3 (17.65%) MS Project
4 1 (5.88%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Maximo
1 3 (17.65%) SAP SRM
2 1 (5.88%) SAP GRC
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) IP Telephony
1 1 (5.88%) LAN
1 1 (5.88%) MPLS
1 1 (5.88%) WAN
1 1 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (23.53%) MS Access
3 3 (17.65%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 3 (17.65%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (17.65%) Qlik Sense
4 1 (5.88%) Data Mining
4 1 (5.88%) DB2
4 1 (5.88%) GIS
4 1 (5.88%) JasperReports
4 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
4 1 (5.88%) SAP BW
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) AccuRev
1 1 (5.88%) Ant
1 1 (5.88%) DbUnit
1 1 (5.88%) EasyMock
1 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.88%) Grunt
1 1 (5.88%) HttpUnit
1 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.88%) JIRA
1 1 (5.88%) JUnit
1 1 (5.88%) Maven
1 1 (5.88%) Protractor
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Data Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Project Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Report Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Transition Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Business Objects Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Head of Support
4 1 (5.88%) HR Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support
4 1 (5.88%) Java Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Procurement Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Programme Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Programme Office Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) SAP Authorisation Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) SAP Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) SPSS Data Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Statistical Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Ajax
1 1 (5.88%) Apache Wicket
1 1 (5.88%) GWT
1 1 (5.88%) Hibernate
1 1 (5.88%) HTML
1 1 (5.88%) ICEfaces
1 1 (5.88%) J2EE
1 1 (5.88%) Java EE
1 1 (5.88%) JDO
1 1 (5.88%) JMS
1 1 (5.88%) JPA
1 1 (5.88%) jQuery
1 1 (5.88%) JSF
1 1 (5.88%) JTA
1 1 (5.88%) RESTful
1 1 (5.88%) RichFaces
1 1 (5.88%) Spring
1 1 (5.88%) Spring MVC
1 1 (5.88%) Struts2
1 1 (5.88%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Visualisation
2 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (23.53%) Management Information System
3 3 (17.65%) Learning Management System
4 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.88%) e-Learning
4 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (5.88%) FMCG
4 1 (5.88%) Mathematics
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (5.88%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
1 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Change Management
2 4 (23.53%) Analytics
2 4 (23.53%) Project Management
3 3 (17.65%) Data Management
3 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2
3 3 (17.65%) Procure-to-pay
3 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (11.76%) Data Cleansing
4 2 (11.76%) Data Migration
4 2 (11.76%) Data Transformation
4 2 (11.76%) ITIL
4 2 (11.76%) Migration
4 2 (11.76%) Project Planning
5 1 (5.88%) Data Analytics
5 1 (5.88%) Data Visualisation
5 1 (5.88%) High Availability
5 1 (5.88%) Low Latency
5 1 (5.88%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (5.88%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) Java
2 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.88%) MapBasic
2 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
2 1 (5.88%) VB
2 1 (5.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
1 1 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Identity Manager
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
1 1 (5.88%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 8 (47.06%) SAP
3 3 (17.65%) Ariba
3 3 (17.65%) Tableau
4 2 (11.76%) Oracle
5 1 (5.88%) Mapinfo
5 1 (5.88%) VMware