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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 12 17 14
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 15 16 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 6.36% 6.06% 6.82%
As % of the Applications category 68.18% 51.61% 46.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 6
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£281 £280 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.35% +1.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £316 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.18% +5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £10.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+12.35% -6.66%
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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
22 31 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 9.32% 11.74% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 20 16
Average daily rate £396 £326 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.47% +18.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £193 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £430 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £10.00 £8.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -80.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%

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 31 October 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 31 October 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 14 (48.28%) Microsoft
2 10 (34.48%) Finance
3 9 (31.03%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (27.59%) Migration
4 8 (27.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (27.59%) MS Office
5 5 (17.24%) SAP
5 5 (17.24%) Project Management
5 5 (17.24%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (13.79%) CSS
6 4 (13.79%) Windows
6 4 (13.79%) HTML
6 4 (13.79%) Change Management
7 3 (10.34%) QA
7 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (10.34%) SQL
7 3 (10.34%) MS Project
7 3 (10.34%) VBA
7 3 (10.34%) Oracle
7 3 (10.34%) SharePoint
7 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2
7 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
7 3 (10.34%) MS Exchange
8 2 (6.90%) Symbian
8 2 (6.90%) Avaya
8 2 (6.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (6.90%) Cisco
8 2 (6.90%) OS/2
8 2 (6.90%) DMZ

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 (10.34%) SharePoint
1 3 (10.34%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.90%) Office Communications Server
2 2 (6.90%) Lync
2 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.45%) MS Project Server
3 1 (3.45%) WorkSite
3 1 (3.45%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 8 (27.59%) MS Office
1 8 (27.59%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (10.34%) MS Project
3 1 (3.45%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) SAP SD
1 1 (3.45%) assyst
1 1 (3.45%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) DMZ
1 2 (6.90%) Firewall
1 2 (6.90%) Multicast
2 1 (3.45%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.90%) MS Access
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.45%) SAP BW
2 1 (3.45%) InterSystems Cache
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (6.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (6.90%) JIRA
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.45%) SoapUI
General
1 10 (34.48%) Finance
2 5 (17.24%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.45%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Analyst
2 3 (10.34%) Coordinator
2 3 (10.34%) Consultant
2 3 (10.34%) Support Analyst
3 2 (6.90%) Data Analyst
3 2 (6.90%) Applications Support Analyst
3 2 (6.90%) Senior Consultant
3 2 (6.90%) Applications Support
3 2 (6.90%) Administrator
3 2 (6.90%) MI Analyst
3 2 (6.90%) PMO Analyst
3 2 (6.90%) PMO Lead
4 1 (3.45%) HR Data Analyst
4 1 (3.45%) Workday Consultant
4 1 (3.45%) Integration Tester
4 1 (3.45%) Report Analyst
4 1 (3.45%) Functional Consultant
4 1 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (3.45%) Project Coordinator
4 1 (3.45%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) CSS
1 4 (13.79%) HTML
2 2 (6.90%) jQuery
3 1 (3.45%) HTML5
3 1 (3.45%) CSS3
3 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (3.45%) SOAP
3 1 (3.45%) Web Services
3 1 (3.45%) XML
3 1 (3.45%) EDI
3 1 (3.45%) .NET
3 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.45%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (31.03%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.90%) Handset
2 2 (6.90%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.45%) Data Conversion
3 1 (3.45%) Data Integration
3 1 (3.45%) PMI
3 1 (3.45%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Windows
2 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.90%) UNIX
3 2 (6.90%) AIX
3 2 (6.90%) OS/2
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) Migration
2 5 (17.24%) Project Management
3 4 (13.79%) Change Management
4 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.90%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.90%) Document Management
5 2 (6.90%) Data Analysis
5 2 (6.90%) Data Migration
5 2 (6.90%) Portfolio Management
6 1 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.45%) Data Governance
6 1 (3.45%) Change Control
6 1 (3.45%) Analytics
6 1 (3.45%) Cyber Security
6 1 (3.45%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (3.45%) Procure-to-pay
6 1 (3.45%) Test Planning
6 1 (3.45%) People Management
6 1 (3.45%) Release Management
6 1 (3.45%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) SQL
1 3 (10.34%) VBA
2 2 (6.90%) Shell Script
2 2 (6.90%) Korn
2 2 (6.90%) Bash Shell
2 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.45%) C#
3 1 (3.45%) Java
3 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.45%) VBScript
3 1 (3.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) PMI Certification
2 1 (3.45%) ACCA
2 1 (3.45%) CIMA
2 1 (3.45%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (3.45%) Backup Exec
1 1 (3.45%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 14 (48.28%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.24%) SAP
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle
4 2 (6.90%) Symbian
4 2 (6.90%) Cisco
4 2 (6.90%) Avaya
5 1 (3.45%) Ariba
5 1 (3.45%) Lotus
5 1 (3.45%) NetIQ
5 1 (3.45%) Symantec
5 1 (3.45%) Planview
5 1 (3.45%) Tableau
5 1 (3.45%) Business Objects
5 1 (3.45%) HP
5 1 (3.45%) EMC
5 1 (3.45%) Citrix