The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Applications category for the Middlesex region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 20 12 12
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 9 13 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 3.57% 6.53% 7.08%
As % of the Applications category 42.86% 65.00% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 9
Average daily rate £274 £250 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £132 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £330 £377
UK excluding London average daily rate £307 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.12% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £22.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
Applications Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
21 20 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 8.33% 10.05% 14.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 19
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £196 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £345 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.99% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 7
Average hourly rate £34.50 - £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -8.82%
MS Excel
South East

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 12 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 9 (33.33%) MS Office
3 8 (29.63%) SAP
3 8 (29.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (25.93%) MS Access
4 7 (25.93%) SharePoint
5 6 (22.22%) SQL
5 6 (22.22%) Degree
6 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
6 5 (18.52%) Windows
6 5 (18.52%) XML
6 5 (18.52%) ITIL
6 5 (18.52%) SAP HR
7 4 (14.81%) Project Management
7 4 (14.81%) PRINCE2
7 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
7 4 (14.81%) Data Management
7 4 (14.81%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (11.11%) QA
8 3 (11.11%) Service Delivery
8 3 (11.11%) CRM
8 3 (11.11%) .NET
8 3 (11.11%) C#
8 3 (11.11%) Benchmarking
8 3 (11.11%) Service Management
9 2 (7.41%) Workflow
9 2 (7.41%) SAN
9 2 (7.41%) ERP
9 2 (7.41%) ETL
9 2 (7.41%) LAN

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 7 (25.93%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (33.33%) MS Office
2 8 (29.63%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (18.52%) SAP HR
2 2 (7.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) SAN
1 2 (7.41%) LAN
1 2 (7.41%) WAN
1 2 (7.41%) VPN
2 1 (3.70%) SSL
2 1 (3.70%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) MS Access
2 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
1 1 (3.70%) Legal
1 1 (3.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (14.81%) Coordinator
3 3 (11.11%) Junior
3 3 (11.11%) Support Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) DBA
4 2 (7.41%) Service Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Business Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Junior Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Project Officer
4 2 (7.41%) Service Management Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Data Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Project Support Officer
4 2 (7.41%) SQL DBA
4 2 (7.41%) CRM Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Planning Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Programme Planning Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (3.70%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) XML
2 3 (11.11%) .NET
3 2 (7.41%) .NET Framework
3 2 (7.41%) WCF
3 2 (7.41%) WPF
3 2 (7.41%) JSON
3 2 (7.41%) REST
4 1 (3.70%) Silverlight
4 1 (3.70%) jQuery
4 1 (3.70%) HTML
4 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) Visualisation
1 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (3.70%) Online Games
1 1 (3.70%) PKI
1 1 (3.70%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
2 1 (3.70%) Linux
2 1 (3.70%) Windows 2000
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) ITIL
2 4 (14.81%) Project Management
2 4 (14.81%) PRINCE2
2 4 (14.81%) Data Management
2 4 (14.81%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 3 (11.11%) CRM
3 3 (11.11%) Benchmarking
3 3 (11.11%) Service Management
4 2 (7.41%) Workflow
4 2 (7.41%) ERP
4 2 (7.41%) ETL
4 2 (7.41%) Web Development
4 2 (7.41%) Unit Testing
4 2 (7.41%) Data Entry
5 1 (3.70%) Data Protection
5 1 (3.70%) Data Mapping
5 1 (3.70%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.70%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) SQL
2 3 (11.11%) C#
3 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.70%) VBA
3 1 (3.70%) SQR
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) CISSP
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.70%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) vSphere
Vendors
1 12 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 8 (29.63%) SAP
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (3.70%) CA