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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 11 20 14
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -6
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 17 8 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 7.94% 3.32% 7.20%
As % of the Applications category 68.00% 44.44% 36.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 8
Average daily rate
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£339 £253 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.05% -9.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £180 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £382 £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.10
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -7.28%
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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
25 18 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 11.68% 7.47% 19.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 11 19
Average daily rate £413 £280 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.32% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £160 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £431 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £16.16 £8.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+102.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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 27 November 2014.

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 27 November 2014, 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 16 (51.61%) Microsoft
2 11 (35.48%) MS Office
3 10 (32.26%) Finance
3 10 (32.26%) Migration
4 8 (25.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (19.35%) Windows
6 5 (16.13%) CSS
6 5 (16.13%) Oracle
6 5 (16.13%) HTML
6 5 (16.13%) SQL
6 5 (16.13%) Project Management
6 5 (16.13%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (16.13%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (12.90%) Bash Shell
7 4 (12.90%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (12.90%) Korn
7 4 (12.90%) JIRA
7 4 (12.90%) jQuery
7 4 (12.90%) Change Management
7 4 (12.90%) Shell Script
7 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
7 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
7 4 (12.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 4 (12.90%) SAP
7 4 (12.90%) AIX
7 4 (12.90%) UNIX
7 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (9.68%) Performance Monitoring

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 3 (9.68%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.45%) Office Communications Server
2 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.45%) Lync
2 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.23%) WorkSite
3 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.23%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 11 (35.48%) MS Office
2 8 (25.81%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (9.68%) MS Project
4 2 (6.45%) MS Visio
5 1 (3.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) assyst
1 1 (3.23%) SAP SRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) Firewall
1 2 (6.45%) DMZ
1 2 (6.45%) Multicast
2 1 (3.23%) LAN
2 1 (3.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.23%) MS Access
3 1 (3.23%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.23%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (12.90%) JIRA
2 4 (12.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (3.23%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (32.26%) Finance
2 5 (16.13%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.23%) Legal
3 1 (3.23%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Analyst
2 5 (16.13%) Support Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Applications Support Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Applications Support
4 3 (9.68%) Consultant
4 3 (9.68%) Coordinator
5 2 (6.45%) PMO Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Administrator
5 2 (6.45%) Data Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) MI Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) PMO Lead
6 1 (3.23%) Workday Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (3.23%) Technical Support
6 1 (3.23%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (3.23%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Tester
6 1 (3.23%) Junior
6 1 (3.23%) Excel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) CSS
1 5 (16.13%) HTML
2 4 (12.90%) jQuery
3 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (3.23%) SOAP
3 1 (3.23%) Web Services
3 1 (3.23%) XML
3 1 (3.23%) .NET
3 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.23%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.45%) Handset
2 2 (6.45%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.23%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.23%) PMI
3 1 (3.23%) Data Conversion
3 1 (3.23%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) Windows
2 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (12.90%) AIX
3 4 (12.90%) UNIX
4 2 (6.45%) OS/2
5 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) Migration
2 5 (16.13%) Project Management
3 4 (12.90%) Change Management
4 3 (9.68%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (9.68%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.45%) Data Migration
5 2 (6.45%) Portfolio Management
5 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.45%) Document Management
6 1 (3.23%) Procure-to-pay
6 1 (3.23%) Test Planning
6 1 (3.23%) People Management
6 1 (3.23%) Cyber Security
6 1 (3.23%) ETL
6 1 (3.23%) CRM
6 1 (3.23%) PRINCE
6 1 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.23%) Data Analysis
6 1 (3.23%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) SQL
2 4 (12.90%) Bash Shell
2 4 (12.90%) Korn
2 4 (12.90%) Shell Script
2 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
3 3 (9.68%) T-SQL
4 2 (6.45%) VBA
5 1 (3.23%) VBScript
5 1 (3.23%) VB
5 1 (3.23%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) ACCA
2 1 (3.23%) PMI Certification
2 1 (3.23%) MBA
2 1 (3.23%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (3.23%) Backup Exec
1 1 (3.23%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 16 (51.61%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.13%) Oracle
3 4 (12.90%) SAP
4 2 (6.45%) Symbian
4 2 (6.45%) Avaya
4 2 (6.45%) Cisco
5 1 (3.23%) Business Objects
5 1 (3.23%) NetIQ
5 1 (3.23%) Symantec
5 1 (3.23%) Ariba
5 1 (3.23%) HP
5 1 (3.23%) EMC
5 1 (3.23%) Citrix
5 1 (3.23%) Tableau
5 1 (3.23%) Planview