The table below looks at the statistics for MS Excel skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MS Excel over the 3 months to 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Excel
Rank 8 11 10
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing MS Excel 106 76 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 12.90% 10.17% 10.94%
As % of the Applications category 64.24% 66.67% 63.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 24 29
Average daily rate
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£225 £290 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.41% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £128 £101
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £475 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 12
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% +3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.20 £9.50 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £15.23 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.80 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+12.87% -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 Milton Keynes region.

Applications Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
165 114 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 20.07% 15.26% 17.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 38 50
Average daily rate £225 £265 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.09% -11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £121 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £468 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 20 21
Average hourly rate £12.75 £13.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.92% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.50 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.05 £17.50 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.63 £15.38
% change year-on-year
+2.52% -4.84%

MS Excel
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel across the Milton Keynes region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Excel Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

MS Excel
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MS Excel across the Milton Keynes region.

MS Excel Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

MS Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MS Excel across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

MS Excel Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

MS Excel
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MS Excel across the Milton Keynes region.

MS Excel Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

MS Excel
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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.

1 119 (58.62%) Microsoft
2 81 (39.90%) Finance
3 68 (33.50%) MS Office
4 62 (30.54%) Windows
5 57 (28.08%) MS Project
5 57 (28.08%) Security Cleared
6 46 (22.66%) Project Management
7 45 (22.17%) PRINCE2
8 44 (21.67%) SC Cleared
9 33 (16.26%) Active Directory
9 33 (16.26%) MS PowerPoint
10 31 (15.27%) ITIL
11 30 (14.78%) Project Planning
12 26 (12.81%) Banking
12 26 (12.81%) Windows 7
13 22 (10.84%) Microsoft Certification
14 21 (10.34%) Oracle
14 21 (10.34%) Migration
14 21 (10.34%) DV Cleared
15 20 (9.85%) Windows Server 2008
16 18 (8.87%) MCSE
16 18 (8.87%) SharePoint
16 18 (8.87%) Analytical Skills
17 17 (8.37%) Spreadsheet
17 17 (8.37%) MS Exchange
17 17 (8.37%) UNIX
18 16 (7.88%) SLA
19 15 (7.39%) Citrix
19 15 (7.39%) Stakeholder Management
19 15 (7.39%) Agile Software Development

MS Excel
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 18 (8.87%) SharePoint
2 17 (8.37%) MS Exchange
3 9 (4.43%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (3.94%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (3.94%) IIS
5 7 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 7 (3.45%) Lync
5 7 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.49%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 68 (33.50%) MS Office
2 57 (28.08%) MS Project
3 33 (16.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (8.37%) Spreadsheet
5 11 (5.42%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.49%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.49%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.99%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.99%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.94%) SAN
1 8 (3.94%) NAS
2 5 (2.46%) ATM
3 4 (1.97%) Broadband
4 2 (0.99%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.99%) DNS
4 2 (0.99%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.49%) Network Security
5 1 (0.49%) SMTP
5 1 (0.49%) Intranet
5 1 (0.49%) Internet
5 1 (0.49%) X.400
5 1 (0.49%) X.500
5 1 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.90%) MS Access
2 10 (4.93%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (2.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (2.46%) DTS
4 4 (1.97%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (1.48%) SAP BW
6 2 (0.99%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.49%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Rational Rose
1 1 (0.49%) JIRA
General
1 81 (39.90%) Finance
2 26 (12.81%) Banking
3 13 (6.40%) Financial Institution
4 8 (3.94%) Spanish Language
5 6 (2.96%) Back Office
6 5 (2.46%) Retail
7 4 (1.97%) Advertising
8 3 (1.48%) Publishing
9 2 (0.99%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.49%) Automotive
10 1 (0.49%) Legal
10 1 (0.49%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.49%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 60 (29.56%) Analyst
2 22 (10.84%) Project Manager
3 19 (9.36%) Business Analyst
4 18 (8.87%) Administrator
5 15 (7.39%) Coordinator
5 15 (7.39%) Support Analyst
6 10 (4.93%) Programme Manager
6 10 (4.93%) Project Support Officer
6 10 (4.93%) Project Officer
7 7 (3.45%) Programme Office Manager
7 7 (3.45%) Project Administrator
7 7 (3.45%) 1st Line Support
8 6 (2.96%) Project Coordinator
8 6 (2.96%) PMO Analyst
9 5 (2.46%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 5 (2.46%) Windows Administrator
9 5 (2.46%) Service Analyst
9 5 (2.46%) Service Desk Analyst
9 5 (2.46%) Architect
9 5 (2.46%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.99%) HTML
1 2 (0.99%) .NET
1 2 (0.99%) XML
1 2 (0.99%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.87%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.43%) Blackberry
2 9 (4.43%) Clustering
3 5 (2.46%) Mobile App
4 4 (1.97%) Mainframe
5 2 (0.99%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.99%) User Experience
5 2 (0.99%) Statistics
6 1 (0.49%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.49%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.49%) Telematics
6 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.49%) Replication
6 1 (0.49%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.49%) PDA
6 1 (0.49%) EPoS
6 1 (0.49%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 62 (30.54%) Windows
2 26 (12.81%) Windows 7
3 20 (9.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (8.37%) UNIX
5 12 (5.91%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (5.42%) Windows 2000
7 10 (4.93%) Windows NT
8 9 (4.43%) Windows 2000 Server
9 7 (3.45%) Android
10 6 (2.96%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (2.46%) Apple iOS
11 5 (2.46%) Windows Mobile
11 5 (2.46%) Windows XP
12 4 (1.97%) Windows Vista
13 3 (1.48%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (22.66%) Project Management
2 45 (22.17%) PRINCE2
3 31 (15.27%) ITIL
4 30 (14.78%) Project Planning
5 21 (10.34%) Migration
6 15 (7.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (7.39%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (6.40%) Change Management
8 12 (5.91%) Service Management
9 11 (5.42%) Waterfall
10 10 (4.93%) Data Validation
10 10 (4.93%) Risk Assessment
10 10 (4.93%) Validation
11 9 (4.43%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (3.94%) Problem Management
13 6 (2.96%) Logistics
13 6 (2.96%) Programme Management
13 6 (2.96%) Service Delivery
13 6 (2.96%) CRM
14 5 (2.46%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 14 (6.90%) SQL
2 5 (2.46%) VBA
3 2 (0.99%) PowerShell
3 2 (0.99%) C
3 2 (0.99%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.49%) C#
4 1 (0.49%) Java
4 1 (0.49%) VBScript
4 1 (0.49%) VB
4 1 (0.49%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 57 (28.08%) Security Cleared
2 44 (21.67%) SC Cleared
3 22 (10.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (10.34%) DV Cleared
5 18 (8.87%) MCSE
6 13 (6.40%) PMP
6 13 (6.40%) PMI Certification
7 10 (4.93%) Degree
8 8 (3.94%) ISEB
8 8 (3.94%) MCP
9 5 (2.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (1.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.49%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.49%) CISSP
12 1 (0.49%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.49%) CITP
12 1 (0.49%) CISA
12 1 (0.49%) CISM
12 1 (0.49%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.88%) SLA
2 3 (1.48%) QA
2 3 (1.48%) BS25999
2 3 (1.48%) P3O
System Software
1 33 (16.26%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.93%) Terminal Services
2 10 (4.93%) VMware ESX
2 10 (4.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 8 (3.94%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.49%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.49%) vSphere
4 1 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (4.43%) BladeLogic
2 8 (3.94%) SCCM
2 8 (3.94%) SCOM
3 7 (3.45%) Backup Exec
4 6 (2.96%) OVSD
5 5 (2.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (1.48%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.49%) OpenView
Vendors
1 119 (58.62%) Microsoft
2 21 (10.34%) Oracle
3 15 (7.39%) Citrix
4 12 (5.91%) VMware
5 10 (4.93%) SAP
5 10 (4.93%) Intel
6 7 (3.45%) MobileIron
7 5 (2.46%) Business Objects
8 4 (1.97%) Symantec
8 4 (1.97%) HP
9 3 (1.48%) Remedy
9 3 (1.48%) Cisco
10 2 (0.99%) Primavera
10 2 (0.99%) QNX
10 2 (0.99%) IronPort
10 2 (0.99%) Lumension
10 2 (0.99%) RightFax
11 1 (0.49%) Minitab
11 1 (0.49%) Computacenter
11 1 (0.49%) ICL
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £200 - £350 per day + (Negotiable)
Posted: 11 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rate Value
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £15.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago