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 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 11 11 11
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 14 16 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 7.91% 8.29% 8.70%
As % of the Applications category 51.85% 57.14% 35.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 3
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£455 £268 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.09% -7.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £190 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £406 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £15.38
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -5.72%
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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
27 28 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 15.25% 14.51% 24.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 17 13
Average daily rate £420 £275 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.72% -25.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £188 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £375 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £32.50 £16.50 £17.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.96% -7.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-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 29 January 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 29 January 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 20 (68.97%) MS Office
2 13 (44.83%) Microsoft
3 11 (37.93%) Project Management
4 8 (27.59%) Migration
4 8 (27.59%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (24.14%) Finance
5 7 (24.14%) Legal
5 7 (24.14%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (20.69%) Data Privacy
7 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (17.24%) Change Management
7 5 (17.24%) Windows
8 4 (13.79%) AIX
8 4 (13.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 4 (13.79%) CSS
8 4 (13.79%) HTML
8 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
8 4 (13.79%) SQL
8 4 (13.79%) Oracle
8 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
8 4 (13.79%) UNIX
8 4 (13.79%) Shell Script
8 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (13.79%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 4 (13.79%) Bash Shell
8 4 (13.79%) Korn
8 4 (13.79%) JIRA
8 4 (13.79%) jQuery
9 3 (10.34%) Test Management

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 3 (10.34%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.90%) Lync
2 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (6.90%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (3.45%) WorkSite
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 20 (68.97%) MS Office
2 3 (10.34%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (10.34%) MS Project
3 2 (6.90%) MS Visio
4 1 (3.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (10.34%) SAP SRM
2 1 (3.45%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) DMZ
1 2 (6.90%) Firewall
1 2 (6.90%) Multicast
2 1 (3.45%) LAN
2 1 (3.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (10.34%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 4 (13.79%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 4 (13.79%) JIRA
General
1 7 (24.14%) Finance
1 7 (24.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Analyst
2 5 (17.24%) Support Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) Applications Support
3 4 (13.79%) Applications Support Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) PMO Lead
4 3 (10.34%) Test Leader
5 2 (6.90%) Coordinator
5 2 (6.90%) Administrator
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) PMO Manager
6 1 (3.45%) PMO Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Technical Support
6 1 (3.45%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (3.45%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Data Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Project Coordinator
6 1 (3.45%) Help Desk Support
6 1 (3.45%) Project Administrator
6 1 (3.45%) Help Desk Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) CSS
1 4 (13.79%) HTML
1 4 (13.79%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.90%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.45%) Data Conversion
3 1 (3.45%) PMI
3 1 (3.45%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (17.24%) Windows
2 4 (13.79%) AIX
2 4 (13.79%) UNIX
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) Project Management
2 8 (27.59%) Migration
2 8 (27.59%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (20.69%) Data Privacy
4 5 (17.24%) Change Management
5 3 (10.34%) Test Management
5 3 (10.34%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (10.34%) Procure-to-pay
5 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2
6 2 (6.90%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.45%) Unit Testing
7 1 (3.45%) Portfolio Management
7 1 (3.45%) Data Governance
7 1 (3.45%) Change Control
7 1 (3.45%) Cyber Security
7 1 (3.45%) Data Security
7 1 (3.45%) Validation
7 1 (3.45%) Programme Management
7 1 (3.45%) Document Management
7 1 (3.45%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
1 4 (13.79%) SQL
1 4 (13.79%) Shell Script
1 4 (13.79%) Bash Shell
1 4 (13.79%) Korn
2 3 (10.34%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Degree
1 3 (10.34%) MBA
2 1 (3.45%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) HP SIM
1 1 (3.45%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (3.45%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 13 (44.83%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.79%) Oracle
3 3 (10.34%) Ariba
3 3 (10.34%) Business Objects
3 3 (10.34%) SAP
4 2 (6.90%) Cisco
4 2 (6.90%) Avaya
5 1 (3.45%) NetIQ
5 1 (3.45%) Symantec
5 1 (3.45%) Citrix
5 1 (3.45%) HP
5 1 (3.45%) EMC